Bicester, Oxfordshire Genealogy

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

BICESTER (St. Eadburg), a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred of Ploughley, county of Oxford, 12½ miles (N. E. by N.) from Oxford, and 55 (N. W. by W.) from London; comprising the townships of Market-End and King's-End. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans. [1]

Bicester, Oxfordshire
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Ploughley
County Oxfordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Bicester
Registration District Bicester
Records begin
Parish registers: 1539
Bishop's Transcripts: 1680
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Bicester
Diocese Oxford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and the Archdeaconry of Oxford
Location of Archive
Oxfordshire Record Office

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Bicester, Oxfordshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC =
FS = - free[2]
OFHS = Oxfordshire Family History Society - (£). Results delivered by email.[3]
Bicester Parish (1538) Online Church Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1539-1915 1539-1930 1539-1960
FS 1563-1838 1684-1700; 1721-1750 1699-1750 (part.)
OFHS 1539-1925

Census records[edit | edit source]

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

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 228-233. Date accessed: 13 September 2012.
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Oxford, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 17 January 2014.
  3. 'OFHS Parish Records Date Finder,', Oxfordshire Family History Society, accessed 24 January 2014.