Benson, Oxfordshire Genealogy
|Poor Law Union||Wallingford|
|Parish registers: 1565|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1661|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of Dorchester; Court of the Peculiar of Banbury|
|Location of Archive|
|Oxfordshire Record Office|
BENSINGTON, or Benson (St. Helen), a parish,in the parliamentary borough and the union of Wallingford, partly in the hundred of Dorchester, but chiefly in that of Ewelme, county of Oxford, 1½ mile(N. N. E.) from Wallingford; containing the hamlets of Fifield, Preston-Crowmarsh, and Roke.
Benson is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire. This parish is also known as Bensington. Other places in the parish include: Crowmarsh Battle, Roke, and Preston Crowmarsh. Additional information is available from Genuki.org.uk.
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.
Benson, Oxfordshire Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free|
|OFHS = Oxfordshire Family History Society - (£). Results delivered by email.|
|Benson, Oxfordshire Genealogy Online Parish 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. The first film number is 474574.
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
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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 207-210. Date accessed: 18 September 2012.
- Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Oxford, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 16 January 2014.
- 'OFHS Parish Records Date Finder,', Oxfordshire Family History Society, accessed 24 January 2014.