Place:Oxfordshire, England

NameOxfordshire
Alt namesOXFsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Oxfordsource: Family History Library Catalog
Oxonsource: Wikipedia
Oxoniasource: Wikipedia
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates51.75°N 1.167°W
Located inEngland
See alsoBerkshire, Englandparts of Berkshire transferred to Oxfordshire in 1974
Contained Places
Borough (county)
Oxford ( 500 - )
Borough (municipal)
Abingdon ( 1974 - )
Banbury ( 1000 - )
Chipping Norton
Henley on Thames
Wallingford ( 1974 - )
Wantage ( 1974 - )
Woodstock
Chapelry
Ascott under Wychwood
Barford St. John
Berrick Salome
Bodicote
Bourton
Brightwell Prior ( - 1912 )
Chilson
Chiselhampton ( - 1932 )
Claydon
Clifton Hampden
Crawley
Denton
Fifield
Forest Hill
Hailey near Witney
Hampton Gay
Hardwick (near Witney)
Highmoor ( 1952 - )
Holwell
Horton cum Studley
Idbury
Kelmscot
Leafield
Little Milton
Littlemore
Lyneham
Milcombe
Milton under Wychwood
Mollington
Newnham Murren
Ramsden
Shifford
Stadhampton
Sydenham
Tetsworth
Wheatley
Civil parish
Abingdon St. Helen Without ( 1974 - )
Adderbury
Adwell
Albury
Alkerton
Alvescot
Ambrosden
Appleford ( 1974 - )
Appleton with Eaton ( 1974 - )
Ardington ( 1974 - )
Ardley
Arncott
Ascott near Stadhampton ( - 1932 )
Ascott under Wychwood
Ashbury ( 1974 - )
Asthall
Aston Rowant
Aston Tirrold ( 1974 - )
Aston Upthorpe ( 1974 - )
Aston and Cote
Attington ( - 1932 )
Badgemore
Bampton
Banbury ( 1000 - )
Barford St. John and St. Michael ( 1932 - )
Barford St. John
Baulking ( 1974 - )
Beckley
Benson
Berrick Salome
Besselsleigh ( 1974 - )
Bicester Kings End ( - 1932 )
Bicester Market End
Bicester
Bix
Black Bourton
Blackthorn
Bletchingdon
Blewbury ( 1974 - )
Bloxham
Bodicote
Bourton ( 1974 - )
Bourton
Brighthampton
Brightwell Baldwin
Brightwell Prior ( - 1912 )
Brightwell Salome
Brightwell cum Sotwell ( 1974 - )
Brightwell ( - 1974 )
Brize Norton
Broadwell
Broughton Poggs ( 1870 - )
Broughton
Bruern
Buckland ( 1974 - )
Bucknell
Burcott
Burford
Buscot ( 1974 - )
Cadmore End ( - 1896 )
Caversfield
Caversham ( - 1911 )
Chadlington
Chalgrove
Charlbury
Charlton on Otmoor
Charney Bassett ( 1974 - )
Chastleton
Checkendon
Chesterton
Childrey ( 1974 - )
Chilson
Chilton ( 1974 - )
Chilworth
Chimney
Chinnor
Chipping Norton
Chippinghurst
Chiselhampton ( - 1932 )
Cholsey ( 1974 - )
Churchill
Clanfield
Clattercote
Claydon
Clifton Hampden
Coleshill ( 1974 - )
Compton Beauchamp ( 1974 - )
Cornbury Park
Cornbury and Wychwood
Cornwell
Cottisford
Cowley
Crawley
Cropredy
Crowell
Crowmarsh Gifford
Crowmarsh ( 1932 - )
Cuddesden
Culham ( 860 - )
Cumnor ( 1974 - )
Curbridge
Cuxham with Easington ( 1932 - )
Cuxham
Denchworth ( 1974 - )
Denton
Didcot ( 1974 - )
Dorchester on Thames
Draycot Moor ( 1974 - )
Drayton (near Abingdon) ( 1974 - )
Drayton (near Banbury)
Drayton St. Leonard
Ducklington
Easington
East Challow ( 1974 - )
East Hagbourne ( 1974 - )
East Hanney ( 1974 - )
East Hendred ( 1974 - )
East Lockinge ( 1974 - )
Eaton Hastings ( 1974 - )
Elsfield
Emmington
Enstone
Epwell
Ewelme
Eye and Dunsden
Fawler (near Charlbury)
Fencott and Murcott
Fernham ( 1974 - )
Fifield
Filkins
Finmere
Finstock
Forest Hill with Shotover ( 1881 - )
Forest Hill
Frilford ( 1974 - )
Fringford
Fritwell
Fulbrook
Fyfield and Tubney ( 1974 - )
Fyfield ( 1974 - )
Garford ( - 1974 )
Garsington
Godington
Goosey ( 1974 - )
Goring on Thames
Grafton
Great Coxwell ( 1974 - )
Great Faringdon ( 1974 - )
Great Haseley
Great Milton
Great Rollright
Grimsbury
Grove ( 1974 - )
Hailey near Witney
Hampton Gay and Poyle ( 1932 - )
Hampton Gay
Hampton Poyle
Hanwell
Hardwick (near Bicester)
Hardwick (near Witney)
Hardwick with Tusmore ( 1932 - )
Harpsden
Harwell ( 1974 - )
Hatford ( 1974 - )
Headington
Henley on Thames
Hethe
Highmoor ( 1952 - )
Hinton Waldrist ( 1974 - )
Holton
Holwell
Hook Norton
Horley
Hornton
Horspath
Horton cum Studley
Idbury
Iffley
Ipsden
Islip
Kelmscot
Kencott
Kennington ( 1974 - )
Kiddington
Kidmore End ( 1894 - )
Kingham
Kingsey ( - 1934 )
Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor ( 1974 - )
Kingston Bagpuize ( 1974 - )
Kingston Lisle ( 1974 - )
Kirtlington
Langford ( 1844 - )
Langley ( - 1932 )
Launton
Leafield
Letcombe Bassett ( 1974 - )
Letcombe Regis ( 1974 - )
Lew
Lewknor Uphill ( - 1896 )
Lewknor
Lillingstone Lovell ( - 1844 )
Little Coxwell ( 1974 - )
Little Faringdon ( 1844 - )
Little Milton
Little Rollright
Little Wittenham ( - 1974 )
Littlemore
Lockinge ( - 1974 )
Long Wittenham ( - 1974 )
Longcot ( 1974 - )
Longworth ( 1974 - )
Lower Heyford
Lyford ( 1974 - )
Lyneham
Mapledurham
Marcham ( 1974 - )
Marsh Baldon
Marston
Merton
Middleton Stoney
Milcombe
Milton (near Adderbury)
Milton under Wychwood
Milton ( 1974 - )
Minster Lovell
Mixbury
Mollington
Mongewell
Moulsford ( - 1974 )
Neithrop
Nettlebed
Newington
Newnham Murren
Newton Purcell
Noke
North Hinksey ( 1974 - )
North Moreton ( 1974 - )
North Newington
North Stoke
Northmoor
Nuffield
Nuneham Courtenay
Oddington
Over Norton
Oxford All Saints
Oxford St. Aldate
Oxford St. Clement
Oxford St. Ebbe
Oxford St. Giles
Oxford St. John the Baptist
Oxford St. Martin and All Saints
Oxford St. Martin
Oxford St. Mary Magdalen
Oxford St. Mary the Virgin
Oxford St. Michael
Oxford St. Peter in the East
Oxford St. Peter le Bailey
Oxford St. Thomas
Piddington
Pishill with Stonor
Pishill
Prescote
Pusey ( 1974 - )
Pyrton
Radcot
Radley ( 1974 - )
Ramsden
Rollright ( 1932 - )
Rotherfield Greys
Rotherfield Peppard
Salford
Sandford on Thames
Sarsden
Shellingford ( 1974 - )
Shelswell
Shenington with Alkerton ( 1970 - )
Shenington ( 1844 - )
Shifford
Shilton
Shiplake
Shipton under Wychwood
Shirburn
Shotover ( 1858 - 1881 )
Shutford
Sibford Ferris
Sibford Gower
Somerton
Souldern
South Hinksey ( 1974 - )
South Moreton ( 1974 - )
South Stoke
South Weston
Sparsholt ( 1974 - )
Spelsbury
St. Giles and St. John
Stadhampton
Standlake
Stanford in the Vale ( 1974 - )
Stanton St. John
Steventon ( 1974 - )
Stoke Lyne
Stoke Talmage
Stokenchurch ( - 1895 )
Stonor
Stowood
Stratton Audley
Studley
Sunningwell ( 1974 - )
Sutton Courtenay ( 1974 - present )
Sutton Wick ( 1974 - )
Swalcliffe
Swerford
Swinbrook
Swincombe
Sydenham
Tadmarton
Taynton
Tetsworth
Thame
Thomley
Tiddington
Toot Baldon
Towersey ( 1934 - )
Tubney ( 1974 - )
Tusmore
Uffington ( 1974 - )
Upper Heyford
Upton and Signet
Upton ( 1974 - )
Wallingford ( 1974 - )
Warborough
Wardington
Warpsgrove
Watchfield ( 1974 - )
Waterperry
Waterstock
Watlington
Wendlebury
West Challow ( 1974 - )
West Hanney ( 1974 - )
West Hendred ( 1974 - )
West Lockinge ( 1974 - )
Weston on the Green
Westwell
Wheatfield
Wheatley
Whitchurch on Thames
Widford ( 1844 - )
Wigginton
Witney
Wood Eaton
Woodcote ( 1952 - )
Woolstone ( 1974 - )
Wootton ( 1974 - )
Wroxton
Wychwood ( - 1949 )
Yelford
Deserted settlement
Alchester
District municipality
Cherwell District ( 1974 - )
City of Oxford District ( 1974 - )
South Oxfordshire District ( 1974 - )
Vale of White Horse District ( 1974 - )
West Oxfordshire District
Extra parochial area
Attington ( - 1932 )
Bruern
Clattercote
Cornbury Park
Prescote
Shotover ( 1858 - 1881 )
Wychwood ( - 1949 )
Former parish
Bagley Wood ( 1974 - )
Former village
Eaton Hastings ( 1974 - )
Seacourt ( 1974 - )
Hamlet
Arncott
Ascott near Stadhampton ( - 1932 )
Aston and Cote
Bayworth ( 1974 - )
Blackthorn
Brighthampton
Burcott
Chilworth
Chippinghurst
Compton Beauchamp ( 1974 - )
Crawley
Curbridge
Denton
Draycot Moor ( 1974 - )
Fawler (near Charlbury)
Fencott and Murcott
Fernham ( 1974 - )
Filkins
Finstock
Frilford ( 1974 - )
Henton
Horton cum Studley
Langley ( - 1932 )
Lew
Little Faringdon ( 1844 - )
Lyneham
Milton (near Adderbury)
Over Norton
Radcot
Studley
Thomley
Tiddington
Upton and Signet
Wheatley
Hundred
Bampton Hundred
Banbury Hundred
Binfield Hundred
Bloxham Hundred
Bullingdon Hundred
Chadlington Hundred
Dorchester Hundred
Ewelme Hundred
Langtree Hundred
Lewknor Hundred
Ploughley Hundred
Pyrton Hundred
Thame Hundred
Wootton Hundred
Inhabited place
Baulking ( 1974 - )
Berinsfield
Besselsleigh ( 1974 - )
Boars Hill ( 1974 - )
Botley ( 1974 - )
Bourton ( 1974 - )
Brightwell cum Sotwell ( 1974 - )
Brill
Buckland ( 1974 - )
Carterton
Cassington
Charney Bassett ( 1974 - )
Chilton ( 1974 - )
Combe
Cumnor ( 1974 - )
Deddington
Didcot ( 1974 - )
Ditchley
Drayton (near Abingdon) ( 1974 - )
Duxford
East Challow ( 1974 - )
East Ginge
East Hanney ( 1974 - )
Eynsham
Garford ( - 1974 )
Goosey ( 1974 - )
Great Tew
Grove ( 1974 - )
Harwell ( 1974 - )
Hatford ( 1974 - )
Hinton Waldrist ( 1974 - )
Kidlington
Kingston Lisle ( 1974 - )
Letcombe Bassett ( 1974 - )
Letcombe Regis ( 1974 - )
Little Coxwell ( 1974 - )
Longcot ( 1974 - )
Lyford ( 1974 - )
Middle Barton
North Hinksey ( 1974 - )
Oxford ( 500 - )
Pusey ( 1974 - )
Radley ( 1974 - )
Rousham
Shellingford ( 1974 - )
Shrivenham ( 1974 - )
South Hinksey ( 1974 - )
South Leigh
South Newington
Stanford in the Vale ( 1974 - )
Stanton Harcourt
Steeple Aston
Stokenchurch ( - 1895 )
Stonesfield
Sunningwell ( 1974 - )
Towersey ( 1934 - )
Uffington ( 1974 - )
Upton ( 1974 - )
Watchfield ( 1974 - )
West Challow ( 1974 - )
West Ginge
West Hagbourne
Woodperry
Woodstock
Wootton ( 1974 - )
Wytham ( 1974 - )
Liberty (parochial)
Eye and Dunsden
Littlemore
Locality
Chandlings Farm ( 1974 - )
Parish
Assendon
Parish (ancient)
Adderbury
Adwell
Albury
Alkerton
Alvescot
Ambrosden
Appleton with Eaton ( 1974 - )
Ardington ( 1974 - )
Ardley
Ashbury ( 1974 - )
Asthall
Aston Rowant
Aston Tirrold ( 1974 - )
Bampton
Banbury ( 1000 - )
Beckley
Benson
Bicester
Bix
Black Bourton
Bletchingdon
Blewbury ( 1974 - )
Bloxham
Brightwell Baldwin
Brightwell Salome
Brightwell ( - 1974 )
Brize Norton
Broadwell
Broughton Poggs ( 1870 - )
Broughton
Bucknell
Burford
Buscot ( 1974 - )
Caversfield
Caversham ( - 1911 )
Chalgrove
Charlbury
Charlton on Otmoor
Chastleton
Checkendon
Chesterton
Childrey ( 1974 - )
Chinnor
Chipping Norton
Chiselhampton ( - 1932 )
Churchill
Clanfield
Coleshill ( 1974 - )
Compton Beauchamp ( 1974 - )
Cornwell
Cottisford
Cowley
Cropredy
Crowell
Crowmarsh Gifford
Cuddesden
Culham ( 860 - )
Cuxham
Denchworth ( 1974 - )
Didcot ( 1974 - )
Dorchester on Thames
Drayton (near Banbury)
Drayton St. Leonard
Ducklington
Easington
East Hendred ( 1974 - )
East Lockinge ( 1974 - )
Eaton Hastings ( 1974 - )
Elsfield
Emmington
Enstone
Ewelme
Finmere
Forest Hill
Fringford
Fritwell
Fulbrook
Fyfield ( 1974 - )
Garsington
Godington
Goring on Thames
Great Coxwell ( 1974 - )
Great Faringdon ( 1974 - )
Great Haseley
Great Milton
Great Rollright
Hampton Poyle
Hanwell
Hardwick (near Bicester)
Harpsden
Headington
Henley on Thames
Hethe
Holton
Hook Norton
Horley
Hornton
Horspath
Iffley
Ipsden
Islip
Kencott
Kiddington
Kingham
Kingsey ( - 1934 )
Kingston Bagpuize ( 1974 - )
Kirtlington
Langford ( 1844 - )
Launton
Lewknor
Lillingstone Lovell ( - 1844 )
Little Rollright
Little Wittenham ( - 1974 )
Long Wittenham ( - 1974 )
Longworth ( 1974 - )
Lower Heyford
Mapledurham
Marcham ( 1974 - )
Marsh Baldon
Marston
Merton
Middleton Stoney
Milton ( 1974 - )
Minster Lovell
Mixbury
Mongewell
Nettlebed
Newington
Newton Purcell
Noke
North Moreton ( 1974 - )
North Stoke
Northmoor
Nuffield
Nuneham Courtenay
Oddington
Oxford All Saints
Oxford St. Aldate
Oxford St. Andrew
Oxford St. Benedict
Oxford St. Budoc
Oxford St. Clement
Oxford St. Ebbe
Oxford St. Edward
Oxford St. George
Oxford St. Giles
Oxford St. John the Baptist
Oxford St. Martin
Oxford St. Mary Magdalen
Oxford St. Mary the Virgin
Oxford St. Michael South Gate
Oxford St. Michael
Oxford St. Mildred
Oxford St. Peter in the East
Oxford St. Peter le Bailey
Oxford St. Thomas
Piddington
Pishill
Pyrton
Rotherfield Greys
Rotherfield Peppard
Salford
Sandford on Thames
Sarsden
Shelswell
Shenington ( 1844 - )
Shilton
Shiplake
Shipton under Wychwood
Shirburn
Somerton
Souldern
South Moreton ( 1974 - )
South Stoke
South Weston
Sparsholt ( 1974 - )
Spelsbury
Stadhampton
Standlake
Stanton St. John
Steventon ( 1974 - )
Stoke Lyne
Stoke Talmage
Stowood
Stratton Audley
Sutton Courtenay ( 1974 - present )
Swalcliffe
Swerford
Swinbrook
Swincombe
Tadmarton
Taynton
Thame
Toot Baldon
Tubney ( 1974 - )
Tusmore
Upper Heyford
Wantage ( 1974 - )
Warborough
Warpsgrove
Waterperry
Waterstock
Watlington
Wendlebury
West Hanney ( 1974 - )
West Hendred ( 1974 - )
Weston on the Green
Westwell
Wheatfield
Whitchurch on Thames
Widford ( 1844 - )
Wigginton
Witney
Wood Eaton
Wroxton
Yelford
Registration district
Abingdon Registration District ( 1837 - 2001 )
Banbury Registration District ( 1837 - 2001 )
Bicester Registration District ( 1837 - 1932 )
Bradfield Registration District ( 1837 - 1932 )
Bullingdon Registration District ( 1964 - 2001 )
Chipping Norton Registration District ( 1837 - 1982 )
Headington Registration District ( 1837 - 1932 )
Henley Registration District ( 1837 - 2001 )
Oxford Registration District ( 1837 - 2001 )
Oxfordshire Registration District ( 2001 - )
Ploughley Registration District ( 1964 - 2001 )
Ploughley and Bullingdon Registration District ( 1932 - 1964 )
Thame Registration District ( 1837 - 1932 )
Wallingford Registration District ( 1837 - 2001 )
Wantage Registration District ( 1837 - 2001 )
West Oxfordshire Registration District ( 1982 - 2001 )
Witney Registration District ( 1837 - 1982 )
Woodstock Registration District ( 1837 - 1932 )
Rural district
Banbury Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bicester Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Bullingdon Rural ( 1932 - 1974 )
Chipping Norton Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Crowmarsh Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Culham Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Goring Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Headington Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Henley Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Ploughley Rural ( 1932 - 1974 )
Thame Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Witney Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Woodstock Rural ( 1894 - 1932 )
Settlement
Clattercote
Stonelands
Suburb
Botley ( 1974 - )
Caversham ( - 1911 )
Cowley
Headington
Marston
Township
Bicester Kings End ( - 1932 )
Bicester Market End
Bourton
Grafton
Lewknor Uphill ( - 1896 )
Milton under Wychwood
North Newington
Shutford
Sibford Ferris
Sibford Gower
West Lockinge ( 1974 - )
Tything
Chadlington
Epwell
Unknown
Asterley
Balscott
Bampton Lew
Barford St. Michael
Barton Steeple
Barton Westcot
Begbrooke
Binsey
Bladon
Blenheim Park
Bolney
Cogges
Coton
Cutteslowe
Drayton
Duns Tew
Freeland
Glympton
Gosford
Handborough
Hensington
Heythrop
Leadwell
Little Tew
Littlemoor
Long Combe
Middle Aston
Milton Common
Nether Worton
North Aston
North Leigh
Nuneham Courtney
Osney Hill
Osney
Over Worton
Sandford (near Deddington)
Seacourt
Shipton upon Cherwell
Sibford
South Hinksey
Summertown
Tackley
Thrup
Water Eaton
Westcott Barton
Wilcote
Williamscote
Woodcott
Woolvercott
Wootton
Yarnton
Urban district
Bicester
Caversham ( - 1911 )
Thame
Wheatley
Witney
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Oxfordshire (formerly abbreviated Oxon) is a county in southeast England bordering on Warwickshire (to the north/northwest), Northamptonshire (to the north/northeast), Buckinghamshire (to the east), Berkshire (to the south), Wiltshire (to the southwest) and Gloucestershire (to the west).

The main centre of population is the city of Oxford. Other significant settlements are Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington and Chipping Norton to the north of Oxford; Carterton and Witney to the west; Thame and Chinnor to the east; and Abingdon, Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford and Henley on Thames to the south.

The county has major education and tourist industries and is noted for the concentration of performance motorsport companies and facilities. Oxford University Press is the largest firm among a concentration of print and publishing firms; the University of Oxford is also linked to the concentration of local biotechnology companies.

In 1974 the Vale of White Horse and parts of the South Oxfordshire administrative districts south of the River Thames, which had historically been part of Berkshire, were added to the County of Oxfordshire. At the same time, the Caversham area of Reading was transferred to Berkshire from Oxfordshire and the parish of Stokenchurch was transferred to Buckinghamshire.

History

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Oxfordshire. Also, another article entitled History of Oxfordshire

Research Tips

  • The Victoria County History of Oxfordshire is part of the website of British History Online. This series of county histories was begun at the beginning of the 20th century, but the Oxfordshire one is newer than most and is, unfortunately, as yet incomplete. The organization of the county histories is based on the ancient divisions called "hundreds" and presents essays on each of the parishes within the hundred. The essays describe many characteristics of the parishes and are particularly strong on the ownership of land, going back to the "manors" of feudal times and progressing through the owners, usually to the 19th century. Links to the individual essays are made within the parish research tips. The introductory chapter on each Hundred often contains a very worthwhile map.
  • Oxfordshire History Centre, St Luke's Church, Temple Road, Oxford, OX4 2HT
  • Oxfordshire FHS covers the whole county. The Family History Society provides an interactive map to assist in locating individual parishes and also relates the society's progress in transcribing parish registers and gravestone information for that particular parish. Browse the website to see what else the society can provide.
  • Further information from GENUKI
  • Ordnance Survey map of Oxfordshire 1900 provided by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • Ordnance Survey map of Oxfordshire 1944 provided by A Vision of Britain through Time
  • English Jurisdictions 1851, a parish finding aid provided by FamilySearch, particularly helpful in large towns and cities.
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