Wallingford St Peter

St Peter’s church in Wallingford is noticeable for the 18th century architecture and its spire. The church is now redundant but it is the burial place of Judge William Blackstone who lived nearby Castle Priory. He was the author of Commentaries on the Laws of England which was used by the founding fathers of America as they drew up the American Constitution. The church can be found close by the single lane bridge across the Thames at OS grid ref SU609895

Wallingford St Peter

St Peter's Church

The Baptist church nearby is also from the 18th century with more modern additions.

Parish Registers

The parish registers have been deposited at the Berkshire Record Office, transcripts published by the Oxfordshire Family History Society and available from the society bookshop. Burials between 1671-1969 (with some gaps) are included in the Berkshire Burial Index available on CD. The International Genealogical Index does not include records for St Peter (nor St Leonard or St Mary).

Memorial Inscriptions

Monumental inscriptions for Wallingford have been published by the Oxfordshire Family History Society and are available from the society bookshop.

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