Oakington, Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Oakington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire.

Other places in the parish include: Westwick and Oakington Westwick.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1561
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Society of Friends/Quaker, Strict Baptist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Rampton
  • Dry Drayton
  • Long Stanton St Michael
  • Girton
  • Histon
  • Cottenham

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OAKINGTON, a village and a parish in Chesterton. district, Cambridgeshire. The village stands adjacent to the Cambridge and Huntingdon railway, 1¾ mile NE of the Via Devana, and 4¼ NW of Cambridge; and has a station on the railway, with a postal pillar under Cambridge. The parish contains also the hamlet of West-wick, and comprises 1,757 acres. Real property, £3,933. Pop. in 1851, 694; in 1861, 562. Houses, 137. The decrease of pop. arose from emigration, and from the removal of dilapidated cottages. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £199. Patron, Queen’s College, Cambridge. The church was repaired in 1850; and there were found, under its ancient reading-desk, a lid-covered stone coffin and three massive stone coffin-lids of the 14th century. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £50.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Oakington, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Oakington, 1599-1854 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Oakington (Cambridgeshire)

Marriages at Oakington, 1561-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Oakington (Cambridgeshire)

Oakington, Cambridgeshire : baptisms, 1561-1696, 1708-1858; marriages, 1561-1583, 1593-1696, 1708-1858; banns, 1756-1854; burials, 1561-1695, 1708-1858 Author: Layng, T. P. R (Thomas Peter Royson), 1901-1985; Travers, N. K., Mrs.; Church of England. Parish Church of Oakington (Cambridgeshire)

Computer printout of Oakington, Cambs., Eng

Cemeteries

St. Andrew’s Church, Oakington, Cambridgeshire, monumental inscriptions, 1711-1974 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Civil Registration District: Chesterton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Ely
  • Rural Deanery: Chesterton
  • Poor Law Union: Chesterton
  • Hundred: Chesterton; Northstow
  • Province: Canterbury