Cumnor Berkshire Family History Guide

Cumnor is an Ancient Parish in the county of Berkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Hillend, Henwood, Hill End, Chilswell, Chawley, Whitley, Swinford, Stroud, Botley, and Bradley.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1559

Parishes adjacent to Cumnor

  • Eynsham
  • North Hinksey
  • Northmoor
  • Sunningwell
  • Wytham
  • Stanton Harcourt
  • Besselsleigh
  • South Hinksey
  • Cassington
  • Appleton
  • Seacourt
  • Wootton

Nonconformists include:

  • Wesleyan Methodist

Historical Descriptions

Bradley

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bradley in Cumnor, nr. Oxford. P. 7.

Source:  Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Bradley, co. Berks.

P. T. Abingdon (56) 5 m. NNW. Pop. 5. A tything in the parish of Cumnor in the hundred of Hormer.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Chawley

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chawley, a tything in Cumnor parish, Berks; 2 ¼ miles SW of Oxford. Real property, £870.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Chawley, a tything in the parish of Cumnor, Berks; 3 miles south-west of Oxford. Pop., in 1801, 72; in 1831, 69. Houses 17. Other returns with the parish.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Chilswell

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chilswell, a liberty in Cumnor parish, Berks; 3 ¼ miles WSW of Oxford. Pop., 12.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Whitley

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Whitley, a tything in the parish of Cumnor, hund. of Hormer, union of Abingdon, county of Berks; 5 miles west by south of Oxford, east of the Isis. Acreage with the parish. Houses 6. Pop., in 1831, 38.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Administration

  • County: Berkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Abingdon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire
  • Diocese: Pre-1836 – Salisbury, Post-1835 – Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Abingdon
  • Poor Law Union: Abingdon
  • Hundred: Hormer
  • Province: Canterbury
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