FULL TITLE: The Peculiar Court of Banbury and Cropredy Volume One - Persons Named in Wills Proved 1736-1785.
This booklet contains a list of names extracted from the 471 wills proved in the Peculiar Court of Banbury and Cropredy in the years 1736 to 1785 inclusive and the 53 wills proved in the Manorial Court of Sibford in the years 1733 to 1785 inclusive. The main list, comprising over 4,700 names, is arranged in alphabetic sequence and has a reference number against each name allowing the reader to cross-refer to the list of testators. A 2-character relationship code may also be shown where the person named is stated to have a relationship to the testator. The list of testators is presented in reference number sequence and shows, for each testator, the Oxfordshire Record Office reference, the date of the will, the date the will was proved and the name and location of the testator. A list of relationship codes and their meaning is also provided. The area of jurisdiction of the Peculiar Court of Banbury and Cropredy includes the Oxfordshire parishes of Banbury, Cropredy (including Great and Little Bourton, Claydon, Mollington and Wardington) and Horley (with Hornton), the Northamptonshire parish of Kings Sutton, and Grimsbury (in Banbury parish but within Northamptonshire). The Manorial Court of Sibford had jurisdiction in the hamlets of Sibford Gower and Sibford Ferris, both within the Oxfordshire parish of Swalcliffe.