From Country House Catholicism to City Church
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110 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

15 bw illus.

Series: Oxfordshire Record Society

Series Vol. Number: 75

Imprint: Oxfordshire Record Society

From Country House Catholicism to City Church

The Registers of the Oxford Catholic Mission 1700–1875

Edited by Tony Hadland

General editor Arabella St. John Parker

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Sacramental records known to survive from the Oxford Catholic Mission, 1700-1875.
This volume presents the contents of the sacramental records known to survive from the Oxford Catholic Mission, 1700-1875. These original registers are held in five volumes in the Archives of the Oxford Oratory. The Oratory's Oxfordshire archive consists of registers from Waterperry House, the chapel of St Clement's, Oxford, and the church of St Aloysius Gonzaga, Oxford. [1] The registers feature much common form and use of Latin and the contents are made accessible here in transcribed, translated and tabulated form.

The registers record the sacramental life and rites of passage of what began as a small, thinly spread community of Oxfordshire Catholics. The documents start in 1700 and go on to span the watershed of Catholic Emancipation in 1829. They record the transition from 'hidden' country-house Catholicism to a city church with influential priests and a varied, sometimes international, congregation.

[1] A further brief register, from the Catholic chapel of St Mary the Virgin, Bampton, 1856¬60 found its archival home in the collection but is not historically linked to the Oxford Mission. It is included here for completeness. See also Appendix D.
List of maps and illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and conventions

Introduction
- The national and local historical context
- The legal status of Catholics
- Locations of the Oxford Mission
- Local timeline
- The registers: editorial method and description of contents
- Commentary on entries in the registers
- Themes found in the registers

The Registers: transcribed, translated, and tabulated
- Baptisms
- Confirmations
- Marriages
- Deaths and burials
- Conversions

Appendices
A: Priests of the Oxford Mission
B: The Catholic Mission at Bampton

Select Bibliography
Index

Tony Hadland has lived most of his life in the Thames Valley. He studied architecture at Oxford Polytechnic and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He was formerly chairman of the Oxfordshire Local History Association, vice-chairman and journal editor of the Oxfordshire Family History Society, and administrator of the Vale & Downland Museum. He is a member of the Catholic Record Society, the Catholic Family History Society, and the Midlands Catholic History Society. The second edition of his book Thames Valley Papists was published in 2004.

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Title Details

110 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

15 bw illus.

Series: Oxfordshire Record Society

Series Vol. Number: 75

Imprint: Oxfordshire Record Society