Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Binfield
County Oxfordshire, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Henley
Registration District Henley
Records begin
Parish registers: 1558
Bishop's Transcripts: 1639; 1684-1737; 1831
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Henley
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

Parish History[edit | edit source]

HENLEY-UPON-THAMES (St. Mary), an incorporated market-townhaving separate jurisdiction,a parish, and the head of a union, locally in the hundred of Binfield, county of Oxford, on the high road from London to Oxford and Cheltenham, 23 miles (S. E.) from Oxford, and 25 (W.) from London. There are places of worship for the Society of Friends and Independents.[1]

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]

Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Ancestry.com - (£)
OFHS = Oxfordshire Family History Society - (£). Results delivered by email.[2]
Henley upon Thames Parish (1558) Online Church Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1558-1813 1558-1813 1558-1754; 1785-1812 1558-1813 1558-1812 1558-1812
AC 1813-1915 1813-1915 1813-1915 1813-1915 1813-1944 1813-1944
OFHS 1558-1979

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]

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 478-482. Date accessed: 09 October 2012.
  2. 'OFHS Parish Records Date Finder,', Oxfordshire Family History Society, accessed 23 January 2014.