Dorton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire, created in 1788 from chapelry in Chilton Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Dourton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1694
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1590

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DORTON, or Dourton, a parish in the district of Thame and county of Buckingham; near Bernwood forest, 5½ miles N by W of Thame town and r. station. Post town, Brill, under Thame. Acres, 1,431. Real property, £2,514. Pop., 137. Houses, 33. The property is divided among a few. Dorton House belonged to the Aubreys, and passed to the Rickettses. A chaly-beate spa is here; and has been provided with pump-room and baths. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Ashendon, in the diocese of Oxford. The church is old but good.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Dorton, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Dorton, 1590-1842 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dorton (Buckinghamshire)

Dorton, St. John the Baptist Author: Buckinghamshire Family History Society

Marriages of the parishes of Biddlesden, Dorton, Radclive, Steeple Claydon, Tingewick, Turweston, and Water Stratford, Buckinghamshire Author: Ussher, R.

Marriages, 1703-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dorton (Buckinghamshire)

Parish registers for Dorton, 1694-1835 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dorton (Buckinghamshire)

Transcripts of Bishop’s transcripts of Dorton, Buckinghamshire, England, 1590-1835 Author: Challen, W. H. (William Harold); Church of England. Parish Church of Dorton (Buckinghamshire)

Computer printout of Dorton, Bucks., Eng

Buckinghamshire Archives & Family History Groups

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Marriage Records

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Death Records

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England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

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England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977



England and Wales Census, 1841

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  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Thame
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Waddesdon
  • Poor Law Union: Thame
  • Hundred: Ashendon
  • Province: Canterbury

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