Oxfordshire Family History Guide

Oxfordshire is bounded, North-East by Northamptonshire, East by Buckinghamshire, South by Berkshire, and West by Gloucestershire. Its length is about 55 miles and it varies from 40 to 7 miles in breadth. It is divided into fourteen Hundreds: Bampton, Banbury, Binfield, Bloxham, Bullington, Chadlington, Dorchester, Ewelme, Lanktree, Lewknor, Pirton, Ploughley, Thame, and Wootton. Rivers: the Thame, the Isis, the Charwell, the Evenlode, and the Windrush. It has 13 Market-Towns, and contains 752 square miles, or 481,280 acres. It is in the Province of Canterbury, greater part in the Diocese of Oxford, which is the first town on the Oxford Circuit. Population, 161,643.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parishes in Oxfordshire

A

  • Ackhampstead, Oxfordshire
  • Adderbury with Milton, Oxfordshire
  • Adwell, Oxfordshire
  • Albury, Oxfordshire
  • Alkerton, Oxfordshire
  • Alvescot, Oxfordshire
  • Ambrosden, Oxfordshire
  • Ardley, Oxfordshire
  • Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire
  • Asthall, Oxfordshire
  • Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire
  • Attington, Oxfordshire

B

  • Bampton Aston with Shifford, Oxfordshire
  • Bampton Lew, Oxfordshire
  • Bampton Proper, Oxfordshire
  • Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Barford St John, Oxfordshire
  • Barford St Michael, Oxfordshire
  • Beckley, Oxfordshire
  • Begbroke, Oxfordshire
  • Benson, Oxfordshire
  • Berrick Salome, Oxfordshire
  • Bicester, Oxfordshire
  • Binsey, Oxfordshire
  • Bix, Oxfordshire
  • Black Bourton, Oxfordshire
  • Bladon, Oxfordshire
  • Blenheim Park, Oxfordshire
  • Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Bloxham, Oxfordshire
  • Bodicote, Oxfordshire
  • Bourton, Oxfordshire
  • Bradwell, Oxfordshire
  • Brightwell Baldwin, Oxfordshire
  • Britwell Prior, Oxfordshire
  • Britwell Salome, Oxfordshire
  • Brize Norton, Oxfordshire
  • Broughton, Oxfordshire
  • Broughton Poggs, Oxfordshire
  • Bruern, Oxfordshire
  • Bucknell, Oxfordshire
  • Burford, Oxfordshire

C

  • Cassington, Oxfordshire
  • Caversfield, Oxfordshire
  • Caversham, Oxfordshire
  • Chalgrove, Oxfordshire
  • Charlbury, Oxfordshire
  • Charlton-on-Otmoor, Oxfordshire
  • Chastleton, Oxfordshire
  • Checkendon, Oxfordshire
  • Chesterton, Oxfordshire
  • Chinnor, Oxfordshire
  • Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
  • Clanfield, Oxfordshire
  • Clattercot, Oxfordshire
  • Claydon with Mollington, Oxfordshire
  • Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire
  • Cogges, Oxfordshire
  • Combe, Oxfordshire
  • Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
  • Cornwell, Oxfordshire
  • Cottisford, Oxfordshire
  • Cowley, Oxfordshire
  • Crawley, Oxfordshire
  • Cropredy, Oxfordshire
  • Crowell, Oxfordshire
  • Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxfordshire
  • Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire
  • Culham, Oxfordshire
  • Cutteslowe, Oxfordshire
  • Cuxham, Oxfordshire

D

  • Deddington, Oxfordshire
  • Denton, Oxfordshire
  • Dorchester, Oxfordshire
  • Drayton, Oxfordshire
  • Drayton St Leonard, Oxfordshire
  • Ducklington, Oxfordshire
  • Duns Tew, Oxfordshire
  • Dunsden, Oxfordshire

E

  • Easington, Oxfordshire
  • Elsfield, Oxfordshire
  • Emmington, Oxfordshire
  • Enstone, Oxfordshire
  • Ewelme, Oxfordshire
  • Eynsham, Oxfordshire

F

  • Fifield, Oxfordshire
  • Finmere, Oxfordshire
  • Forest Hill, Oxfordshire
  • Fringford, Oxfordshire
  • Fritwell, Oxfordshire

G

  • Garsington, Oxfordshire
  • Glympton, Oxfordshire
  • Godington, Oxfordshire
  • Goring, Oxfordshire
  • Great Haseley, Oxfordshire
  • Great Milton, Oxfordshire
  • Great Rollright, Oxfordshire
  • Great Tew, Oxfordshire

H

  • Hailey, Oxfordshire
  • Hampton Gay, Oxfordshire
  • Hampton Poyle, Oxfordshire
  • Hanborough, Oxfordshire
  • Hanwell, Oxfordshire
  • Hardwick, Oxfordshire
  • Hardwick-cum-Tusmore, Oxfordshire
  • Harpsden, Oxfordshire
  • Headington, Oxfordshire
  • Headington Quarry, Oxfordshire
  • Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
  • Hethe, Oxfordshire
  • Heyford Warren, Oxfordshire
  • Heythrop, Oxfordshire
  • Highmore, Oxfordshire
  • Holton, Oxfordshire
  • Holwell, Oxfordshire
  • Hook Norton, Oxfordshire
  • Horley, Oxfordshire
  • Hornton, Oxfordshire
  • Horspath, Oxfordshire
  • Horton cum Studley, Oxfordshire

I

  • Ibstone, Oxfordshire
  • Ickford, Oxfordshire
  • Idbury, Oxfordshire
  • Iffley, Oxfordshire
  • Ipsden, Oxfordshire
  • Islip, Oxfordshire

K

L

  • Langford, Oxfordshire
  • Launton, Oxfordshire
  • Leafield, Oxfordshire
  • Lewknor, Oxfordshire
  • Lillingstone Lovell, Oxfordshire
  • Little Milton, Oxfordshire
  • Little Rollright, Oxfordshire
  • Little Tew, Oxfordshire
  • Littlemore, Oxfordshire
  • Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire
  • Lyneham, Oxfordshire

M

  • Mapledurham, Oxfordshire
  • Marsh Baldon, Oxfordshire
  • Marston, Oxfordshire
  • Merton, Oxfordshire
  • Middleton Stoney, Oxfordshire
  • Milcombe, Oxfordshire
  • Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire
  • Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire
  • Mixbury, Oxfordshire
  • Mongewell, Oxfordshire

N

  • Nether Worton, Oxfordshire
  • Nettlebed, Oxfordshire
  • Newington, Oxfordshire
  • Newnham Murren, Oxfordshire
  • Newton Purcell with Shelswell, Oxfordshire
  • Noke, Oxfordshire
  • North Aston, Oxfordshire
  • North Hinksey, Oxfordshire
  • North Leigh, Oxfordshire
  • North Stoke, Oxfordshire
  • Northmoor, Oxfordshire
  • Nuffield, Oxfordshire
  • Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire

O

  • Oddington, Oxfordshire
  • Over Worton, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford All Saints, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford Cathedral, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford Holy Trinity, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Aldate, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Bartholomew Hospital, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Clement, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Cross, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Ebbe, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St John the Baptist, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Martin, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Mary Magdalene, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Mary the Virgin, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Michael, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Paul, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Peter in the East, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Peter le Bailey, Oxfordshire
  • Oxford St Thomas the Martyr, Oxfordshire

P

  • Piddington, Oxfordshire
  • Pishill, Oxfordshire
  • Prescote, Oxfordshire
  • Pyrton, Oxfordshire

R

  • Ramsden, Oxfordshire
  • Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire
  • Rotherfield Greys Holy Trinity, Oxfordshire
  • Rotherfield Peppard, Oxfordshire
  • Rousham, Oxfordshire

S

  • Salford, Oxfordshire
  • Sandford St Martin, Oxfordshire
  • Sandford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
  • Sarsden with Churchill, Oxfordshire
  • Seacourt, Oxfordshire
  • Shelswell, Oxfordshire
  • Shenington, Oxfordshire
  • Shilton, Oxfordshire
  • Shiplake, Oxfordshire
  • Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire
  • Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire
  • Shirburn, Oxfordshire
  • Shorthampton, Oxfordshire
  • Shotover, Oxfordshire
  • Shutford, Oxfordshire
  • Sibford, Oxfordshire
  • Somerton, Oxfordshire
  • Souldern, Oxfordshire
  • South Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • South Hinksey, Oxfordshire
  • South Leigh, Oxfordshire
  • South Newington, Oxfordshire
  • South Stoke, Oxfordshire
  • South Weston, Oxfordshire
  • Spelsbury, Oxfordshire
  • Stadhampton with Chislehampton, Oxfordshire
  • Standlake, Oxfordshire
  • Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire
  • Stanton St John, Oxfordshire
  • Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire
  • Steeple Barton, Oxfordshire
  • Stoke Lyne, Oxfordshire
  • Stoke Row, Oxfordshire
  • Stoke Talmage, Oxfordshire
  • Stokenchurch, Oxfordshire
  • Stonesfield, Oxfordshire
  • Stowood, Oxfordshire
  • Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire
  • Summertown, Oxfordshire
  • Swalcliffe, Oxfordshire
  • Swerford, Oxfordshire
  • Swinbrook, Oxfordshire
  • Swyncombe, Oxfordshire
  • Sydenham, Oxfordshire

T

  • Tackley, Oxfordshire
  • Tadmarton, Oxfordshire
  • Taynton, Oxfordshire
  • Tetsworth, Oxfordshire
  • Thame, Oxfordshire
  • Toot Baldon, Oxfordshire

W

  • Warborough, Oxfordshire
  • Wardington, Oxfordshire
  • Warpsgrove, Oxfordshire
  • Waterperry, Oxfordshire
  • Waterstock, Oxfordshire
  • Watlington, Oxfordshire
  • Wendlebury, Oxfordshire
  • Westcote Barton, Oxfordshire
  • Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire
  • Westwell, Oxfordshire
  • Wheatfield, Oxfordshire
  • Wheatley, Oxfordshire
  • Whitchurch, Oxfordshire
  • Widford, Oxfordshire
  • Wigginton, Oxfordshire
  • Wilcote, Oxfordshire
  • Witney, Oxfordshire
  • Wolvercott, Oxfordshire
  • Woodeaton, Oxfordshire
  • Woodstock, Oxfordshire
  • Wootton, Oxfordshire
  • Wroxton with Balscote, Oxfordshire
  • Wychwood, Oxfordshire

Y

  • Yarnton, Oxfordshire
  • Yelford, Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Poor Law Unions

  • Abingdon Poor Law Union (Berkshire)
  • Banbury Union
  • Bicester Union
  • Chipping Norton Union
  • Headington Union
  • Henley Union
  • Oxford Union
  • Thame Union
  • Witney Union
  • Woodstock Union

Oxfordshire Hundreds

  • Bampton Hundred
  • Banbury Hundred
  • Bloxham Hundred
  • Bullingdon Hundred
  • Chadlington Hundred
  • Lewknor Hundred
  • Wootton Hundred

Registration Districts in Oxfordshire

  • Abingdon district
  • Banbury District
  • Bicester District
  • Chipping Norton District
  • Henley District
  • Woodstock District
This article was updated on February 10, 2020