Oakley, Buckinghamshire Family History Guide

Oakley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1726
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1635

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

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Parish History


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OAKLEY, a village and a parish in the district of Thame and county of Buckingham. The village stands 2 miles S of Muswell hill at the boundary with Oxford, and 5½ NW of Thame r. station; and has a post-office under Thame. The parish comprises 2, 250 acres. Real property, £3, 680. Pop., 420. Houses, 91. The property is subdivided. The manor and much of the land belong to Mrs. Ricketts. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £300. Patron, Mrs. Ricketts. The church is ancient and decayed; has a W low tower, surmounted at the SE angle by a stair-turret with a bold finial; and contains monuments of Admiral Tyrrel and James Tyrrel, author of a “History of England.” There are poors’ pasture-lands with £80 a year, and other charities £20.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

OAKLEY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Thame, hundred of Ashendon, county of Buckingham, 6 miles (N. W. by N.) from Thame; containing 391 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, endowed with the rectorial tithes, and valued in the king’s books at £5. 17. 1.; net income, £264; patron, Sir T. D. Aubrey, Bart. The tithes were commuted for land and a corn-rent in 1819. The church was formerly the mother church of Brill and Borstall. A rentcharge of £25 is applied to education.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Addingrave, a hamlet in the parish of Oakley, Buckinghamshire. It had formerly a chapel-of-ease, which is now in ruins.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

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  • County: Buckinghamshire
  • Civil Registration District: Thame
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
  • Diocese: Pre-1845 - Lincoln, Post-1844 - Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 - None, Post-1844 - Waddesdon
  • Poor Law Union: Thame
  • Hundred: Ashendon
  • Province: Canterbury