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Seacourt, Berkshire Genealogy

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

Seacourt, Berkshire
Type Extra-parochial
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Hormer
County Oxfordshire
Poor Law Union Abingdon
Registration District Abingdon
Records begin
Parish registers: For records see surrounding parishes
Bishop's Transcripts: For records see surrounding parishes
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Not Applicable
Diocese Not Applicable
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Search the courts of the surrounding parishes
Location of Archive
Oxfordshire Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

SEACOURT, an extra-parochial liberty, in the poorlaw union of Abingdon, hundred of Hormer, county of Berks. [1] It was three miles northwest of Oxford.[2] Search surrounding parishes for records and information. Genuki.org has additional information about Seacourt and extra-parochial places in Berkshire.

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]

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

FS = FamilySearch - free
ANC 1 = Oxfordshire, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812 (Ancestry) - ($)
ANC 2 = Oxfordshire, England, Church of England Records (Ancestry) - ($)
FMP = Oxfordshire Marriage Bonds 1634-1849 (FindMyPast) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
OFHS = Oxfordshire Family History Society - ($) Results delivered by email.
Seacourt Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
ANC 1 1538-1812
1538-1812
1538-1812
ANC 2 1813-1915
1754-1930
1813-1965
FMP

1634-1849


BOYD

1538-1850


IGI



FS Catalog BTs


OFHS 1538-1900s
1538-1900s
1538-1900s

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.

Records are also available at the Oxfordshire History Centre.

Non-Conforist Churches[edit | edit source]

No non-Church of England denominations have been identified for Seacourt.

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241201.
To view these census images online, they are available through a number of websites for a fee or free.

  • findmypast (fee-based) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • Ancestry.co.uk(fee-based) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
  • The Genealogist.co.uk(fee-based) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • FreeCen is a free based UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Berkshire 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.
England Jurisdictions 1851
Vision of Britain

Websites[edit | edit source]

Seacourt an extra-parochial in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis,Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 36-40.
  2. Colin Hinson, "Extra-Parochial places for Berkshire," GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy, 2003, http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/BRK/Names/Extraparochial, accessed 7 August 2018.
  3. ArcherSoftware.co.uk

Berkshire Family History Society

Berkshire Family History Association, Inc.