Fair Oak, Hampshire Genealogy

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England Gotoarrow.png Hampshire Gotoarrow.png Hampshire Parishes Gotoarrow.png Fair Oak

Parish History

FAIROAK, a chapelry in Bishopstoke parish, Hants; 7 miles S of Winchester. It has a post office under Southampton.[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

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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 288804.


Hobbs, Wendy J.  The Axford Family, Their Story So Far. Three  pictures of the family, with names, and history from John Edward Axford 1855-1934, who worked at the Ordnance Survey Dept. in Southampton.  His daughter Dorothy Maria Axford born c 1883 at Fair Oaks and who marries Sidney Clark at St. James Church, Bournemouth, 1904, The article tells the of various members of the family, from 1855-1945. Article in The Hampshire Family Historian, vol. XV, no.2, August 1988, pages 125-128, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Hampshire 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.

Web sites


  1. Wilson, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales , 1870. Date accessed: 14 June 2013.