OXFORDSHIRE THAME UPPER HIGH STREET

Thame is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Thame Park, Priestend, Old Thame, North Weston, New Thame, and Moreton.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1601
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1667

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent Methodist, Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

THAME, a small town, a parish, a sub-district, a district, and a hundred, in Oxfordshire. The town stands on the river Thame, and on the Wycombe and Oxford railway, 13 miles E by S of Oxford.

It dates from the Roman times: was known to the Saxons as Thama; was the death-place of Archbishop Osketyl in 970; suffered devastation by the Danes in 1010; was given, at the Norman conquest, to the Bishops of Lincoln; acquired a Cistertian abbey in 1138; went, after the dissolution of monasteries, to successively the Protector Somerset, the Williamses, and the Berties; was the death-place of John Hampden in 1643, and still contains the house in which he died; was the scene of one or two skirmishes in 1644; numbers among its natives Chief Justice Holt, who died in 1709, the physician Etherydge, who lived in the time of Leland, and the swordsman Figg, who figures in a plate of the “Rake’s Progress;” had Dr. Fell, Antony Wood, Chief Justice Croke. John Wilkes, Ingoldsby, Bishop King, and the traveller Pococke as pupils at its grammar-school.

It consists chiefly of one long spacious street, with a market place in the centre; is a seat of county-courts; publishes a weekly newspaper; and has a head post-office, a r. station with telegraph, two banking offices, a hotel, a town hall and market house, a large cruciform early English church with massive central tower, remains of the old abbey buildings and of an old prebendal house, four dissenting chapels, a grammar-school founded in 1558, an endowed charity school with £35 a year, national and British schools, alms houses with £160 a year, a workhouse with capacity for 450 inmates, a weekly market on Tuesday, and three annual fairs. Pop. in 1861, 2,917. Houses, 517.

The parish includes the town-hamlets of Old T., New T., and Priestend, and the rural hamlets of T. Park, Moreton, and North Weston. Acres, 5,310. Real property, £14,211. Pop., 3,245. Houses, 656. T. Park is the seat of the Baroness Wenman. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £260. Patrons, Trustees.

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

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England, Oxfordshire, Thame – Cemeteries ( 1 )
St. Marys, Thame, monumental inscriptions in the church and church yard of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Thame, in the county and Diocese of Oxford
Author: Starling, Donald James; Oxfordshire Family History Society

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

England, Oxfordshire, Thame – Church records ( 8 )
Brill and Thame Congregational Churches : baptism, marriage, burial and Sunday school records
Author: EurekA Partnership

The churchwardens’ presentments in the Oxfordshire peculiars of Corchester, Thame and Banbury
Author: Peyton, Sidney A. (Sidney Augustus)

The history , description and antiquities of the prebendal church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Thame, in the county and diocese of Oxford, including a transcript of all the monumental inscriptions remaining therein : extracts from the registers and churchwardens’ books, together with divers original pedigrees …
Author: Lee, F. G. (Frederick George), 1832-1902

The non-parochial registers of South Oxfordshire and Oxford : deposited at the Public Record Office, Chancery Lane, London
Author: Young, Brian R.; Oxfordshire Family History Society

Register of births belonging to the members of the Baptist Church, Thame 1826-1836
Author: Baptist Church (Thame, Oxfordshire)

Thame St. Mary the Virgin Oxfordshire parish registers
Author: Young, Brian; Greenaway, Gwen; Church of England. Parish Church of Thame (Oxfordshire); Johnson, Joan, 1915-; Johnson, Harry

Thames Baptist Church : baptisms, deaths and members
Author: EurekA Partnership

Transcripts of Bishop’s transcripts of Thame, Oxfordshire, England, 1667-1734
Author: Challen, W. H. (William Harold); Church of England. Parish Church of Thame (Oxfordshire)

England, Oxfordshire, Thame – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Thame, Baptist, Oxon., Eng

England, Oxfordshire, Thame – Genealogy ( 1 )
The history , description and antiquities of the prebendal church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Thame, in the county and diocese of Oxford, including a transcript of all the monumental inscriptions remaining therein : extracts from the registers and churchwardens’ books, together with divers original pedigrees …
Author: Lee, F. G. (Frederick George), 1832-1902

England, Oxfordshire, Thame – Land and property ( 1 )
The Thame cartulary

England, Oxfordshire, Thame – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Thame Union poor law minute books, 1835-1900

England, Oxfordshire, Thame – Probate records ( 3 )
The Peculiar Court of Thame and Great Milton : persons named in wills proved, 1736-1857
Author: Church of England. Peculiar Court (Thame, Oxfordshire); Church of England. Peculiar Court (Great Milton, Oxfordshire); EurekA Partnership

Probate records, 1547-1858
Author: Church of England. Peculiar Court (Banbury, Oxfordshire); Church of England. Peculiar Court (Bierton, Buckingham); Church of England. Peculiar Court (Thame, Oxfordshire); Church of England. Peculiar Court (Cropredy, Oxford)

Wills and administrations, 1624-1858
Author: Church of England. Peculiar Court (Aylesbury, Buckingham)

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Administration

  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Thame
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Banbury, Court of the Peculiar of Aylesbury
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1846 – None, Post-1845 – Aston
  • Poor Law Union: Thame
  • Hundred: Thame
  • Province: Canterbury

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