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Saint Nicholas Cemetery
Piddington, Oxfordshire, England

Contributed by Judy Decker, Jun 15, 2004 [bluroo@aol.com] . Total records = 1,322.

Saint Nicholas Cemetery is in Piddington, which is a parish and village at the foot of Muswell Hill, on the borders of Bucks, about 5� miles south-east from Bicester, the nearest railway station, and 12 north-east from Oxford, in the Mid division of the county, hundred of Bullingdon, petty sessional division of Ploughley, union and county court district of Bicester, rural deanery of Bicester, archdeaconry and diocese of Oxford.

The information contained in this file is transcribed from Parish Records as well as from 2 separate visits to England and the village of Piddington. The first baptism and burial in Piddington Parish records are those of the Reynolds family of which I am a direct decendant.

Piddington was a manor farm area with only the manor house folks wealthy enough to have gravestones initially. Most of the individual's listed in the parish records would not have had head stones as they were agricultural laborors working for the lord of the Manor, therefore the only record of the individual's existance was through the baptism/burial records kept by the parish church record keeper.

There is no telling how many more are buried in the Piddington site. Unless they were recorded in the Parish records, civil registration was not mandated until about 1828. Saint Nicholas church dates back to about 1611 but unfortunately the Parish burial/baptism records do not start until about 1653.

The burial grounds surrounding the church have few surviving gravestones. I have researched these records since about 2002, and this is my completed work as of Jun 15, 2004.

- Judy Decker

b. = birth
bap. = baptism
d. = death
m. = married
par. = parents
sp. = spouse

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