Oakley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Bedfordshire.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregationalist, Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OAKLEY, a village and a parish in the district and county of Bedford. The village stands on the river Ouse, near the Midland railway, 4 miles N W of Bedford; was damaged in 1823, in Nov. 1852, and at other times, by heavy floods; and has a post-office under Bedford, a station on the railway, and a very old five-arched bridgeover the Ouse.

The parish comprises 1,740 acres. Real property, £2,834. Pop., 443. Houses, 94. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Duke of Bedford. Oakley House is the residence of H. Russell, Esq. The Oakley hounds take their name from the parish, but are kennelled at Milton.

The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Bromham, in the diocese of Ely. The church is ancient but good; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower. There is an endowed school with £35 a year.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Registers

Oakley Parish Registers 1560 – 1812

Oakley Parish Registers 1560 – 1812 Bedfordshire parish registers by Bedfordshire (England); Emmison, F. G. (Frederick George), 1907-1995, editor – Archive.org

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Bedfordshire, Oakley – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions in the parish of St. Mary, Oakley, 1676-1977
Author: Bedfordshire Family History Society

England, Bedfordshire, Oakley – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Oakley, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Bedfordshire, Oakley – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Oakley, 1602-1875
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Oakley (Bedfordshire)

Churchwardens, constables, and overseers records, 1618-1894
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Oakley (Bedfordshire)

Parish registers for Oakley, 1560-1983
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Oakley (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Oakley – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Oakley, Beds., Eng

England, Bedfordshire, Oakley – History ( 1 )
The Oakley Hunt
Author: Godber, Joyce

England, Bedfordshire, Oakley – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Court records, 1739-1765
Author: Manor of Oakley Reynes. Court (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Oakley – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Churchwardens, constables, and overseers records, 1618-1894
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Oakley (Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Oakley – Schools ( 1 )
Log books, 1867-1957
Author: Oakley Council School (Oakley, Bedfordshire)

England, Bedfordshire, Oakley – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for Oakley, 1797-1831
Author: Bedfordshire (England). County Council

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OS Grid ReferenceTL0074953650 (all-numeric format: 500750 253650)

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Administration

  • County: Bedfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bedford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Bedford
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Clapham
  • Poor Law Union: Bedford
  • Hundred: Stodden
  • Province: Canterbury

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