Oxford St Aldate, Oxfordshire Genealogy

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Parish History

St Aldgate, Oxford (City) stood within the limits of both the county of (mostly) Oxfordshire and Berkshire. The ecclesiastical chapel of St. Aldate, Oxford itself, also stood partly in Oxfordshire and partly in Berkshire. It was a parochial chapel in that it possessed ecclesiastical jurisdiction over the chapelry of Christ Church, Oxford (which see), and also was part of the parish of North Hinksey (which also see), in Berkshire. The parish of St Aldate contained within its boundary, Pembroke College as well.

Oxford, was a parliamentary and municipal borough, city, a large market town, and the county town of Oxfordshire, between the rivers Cherwell and Thames, or Isis, and 27 miles northwest of Reading.[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

Parish registers of Oxford St Aldgate commence in the year 1538 and are searchable at:

Oxford County Record Office
St Luke's Church
Oxford OX4 2EX
United Kingdom

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records


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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John Marius Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, (1870). Adapted. Accessed: 17 Apr 2013.