Guide to the Records held by the Oxfordshire County Record Office (as filmed by the AJCP)


M1638 - M1639

National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Oxfordshire County Record Office
Collections held by the Oxfordshire County Record Office (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1775 - 1923
Collection Number
M1638 - M1639
10 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents

Calendars 1775-1853 of prisoners tried at Oxford Quarter Sessions and Assizes.

Letters 1863 concerning plan of Sarah Charles to emigrate to New Zealand on Captain Cook.

Letters 1922-1923 of Bernard and Norman Badger of Katanning, Western Australia.

Register of convicts 1815-1832 transported to Maria Island, Van Diemen's Land.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the Oxfordshire County Record Office, Oxford, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1984 (AJCP Reels:M1638-M1639). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

Oxfordshire County Record Office, County Hall, New Road, Oxford, England.

For more information see Oxfordshire County Record Office [].

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.


Assizes; Australia; Badger, Bernard; Badger, Norman; Captain Cook (ship); Charles, Sarah; Convicts; Convicts: Tasmania; Great Britain; Katanning, Western Australia; Maria Island, Tasmania; New Zealand; New Zealand: immigration to; Oxford Quarter Sessions; Oxford, England


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1984. Entry 360, p138.

Item Descriptions

Fonds. Official Records: Quarter Sessions Records, 1775 - 1853

4 items

Calendars of prisoners in Castle Gaol, Oxford, tried at Assizes, 1775 - 1844 (File QSP 1/1)

There are some gaps in the sequence. Many of the prisoners listed were sentenced to transportation. The volume also includes several broadsides on individual convicts. (1 vol.)

Calendar of prisoners for trial at Oxford Quarter Sessions and at Assizes (1 vol.), 1822 - 1840 (File QSP 1/2)

Calendar of prisoners for trial at Oxford Quarter Sessions, and at Assizes (1 vol.), 1841 - 1850 (File QSP 1/3)

Calendar of prisoners for trial at Oxford Quarter Sessions and at Assizes (1 vol.), 1851 - 1853 (File QSP 1/4)

Fonds Gil. Private Records: Records deposited by Gillett Brothers Discount Co., London, 1877 - 1878

1 Item

Filmed selectively.

Biographical / Historical

The Gilletts were a Quaker family who played a prominent role in business and philanthropic activities in Banbury. Joseph Ashby Gillett (1795-1853) became a partner in Banbury New Bank in 1823 and after his death his son Charles Gillett (1830-1895) became chairman. Gilletts Bank was taken over by Barclay Bank in 1919. Edward Gillett (1833-1891) of Featherston, New Zealand, was a nephew of Joseph Gillett.

Series XV. Family Papers, 1877 - 1878

1 item
Correspondence and other papers of Charles Gillett, 1877 - 1878 (File i/9-16)

Concerning the estate of G. Scuse and a bequest to Edward Gillett of Featherstone, New Zealand, 1877-78.

The papers include a Power of Attorney from E. Gillett to B. Alphin of Banbury, bill of costs, receipts and cheques. The letters of E. Gillett refer to his purchase of a property, health and the destruction of his house by fire.

Fonds Morrell. Private Records: Records of Morrell, Peel and Gamlen, solicitors, 4 November 1887

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Series X/n. Correspondence, 4 November 1887

1 item
A. Ford to F. Morrell, 4 November 1887 (File 19f)

Cancellation of Frank's articles with solicitor; his departure for New Zealand on Doric.

Fonds S1. Private Records: Records deposited by Slatter, Son and More, solicitors of Stratford upon Avon, 1863 - 1923

2 items

Filmed selectively.

Series XVII. Correspondence, 1863

1 item
Letters to Sarah Charles and Messrs. Hobbs and Slatter, 1863 (File 3/a-h)

Referring to plans of S. Charles to emigrate to New Zealand on Captain Cook and to property left to her under will of E. Woodman.

Series XXXI. Correspondence, 1922 - 1923

1 item
Letters of Bernard A. Badger and Norman C. Badger of Katanning, Western Australia, to their mother Emma H. Badger, 1922 - 1923 (File 1/a-j.)

Referring to farming, crops, sheep, financial problems and their brother Oswald in the merchant navy.

Fonds. Miscellaneous Records: Misc. Raine I, 17-19 March 1835 or 1840

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Poster advertising lectures on Australia to be given by F.M. Innes at Banbury Mechanics' Institute, 17-19 March 1835 or 1840 (File 2)

Fonds. Miscellaneous Records: Misc. Gre. 1, 1815 - 1832

1 item

Register of convicts transported to Maria Island, Van Diemen's Land, 1815 - 1832 (File 1)