Cropredy, Oxfordshire Genealogy

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Guide to Cropredy, Oxfordshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Cropredy, Oxfordshire
Cropredy St Mary contributor Colin Smith.jpg
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Banbury; Bloxham; Kington
County Oxfordshire
Poor Law Union Banbury
Registration District Banbury
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1605-1617; 1660
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Deddington
Diocese Oxford
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of Banbury; Court of the Peculiar of Aylesbury
Location of Archive
Oxfordshire Record Office

Parish History

CROPREDY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union, and chiefly in the hundred, of Banbury, but partly in the hundred of Bloxham, county of Oxford, and partly in the Burton-Dasset division of the hundred of Kington, S. division of the county of Warwick, 4 miles (N. by E.) from Banbury; comprising the chapelries of Claydon, Wardington, and Mollington, and the township of Bourton. There are chapels of ease at Claydon, Mollington, and Wardington; and places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans. [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

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

OFHS = Oxfordshire Family History Society - (£). Results delivered by email.[2]
Cropredy, Oxfordshire Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
OFHS 1538-1995

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. The first film number is 474571.


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.



  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 729-733. Date accessed: 17 September 2012.
  2. 'OFHS Parish Records Date Finder,', Oxfordshire Family History Society, accessed 24 January 2014.