Oxford Cathedral, Oxfordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Oxford Cathedral, Oxfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Oxford Cathedral, Oxfordshire
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Type Cathedral
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Oxford
County Oxfordshire
Poor Law Union Not Applicable
Registration District Oxford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1633
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Oxford
Province Canterbury
Location of Archive
Oxfordshire Record Office

Parish History

Oxford Cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Oxford. It is located in the county of Oxfordshire. Contiguous parishes are Oxford St Clement, Oxford All Saints, Oxford St John the Baptist, Oxford St Aldate, Oxford St Peter in the East, and Oxford St Mary the Virgin. [1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Census records

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Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Oxfordshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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