Oxfordshire, England

1748 – Last Wednesday the Rev. Mr. PRIOR, fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, was presented to the Living of Brampton in Lincolnshire, by the Hon. Sir Philip Harcourt, worth 330l.a year. (The Penny London Post, 8 Jan 1748)

1777 Notice: To be sold by auction by Mr Way and son, on Wednesday the 10th of December, 1777, the household Furniture, linen, plate, books, a post-chaise and harness, Brewing utensils, and other effects, of the late Thomas Pryor, Esquire, deceased, at Bicester, Oxfordshire. The whole may be viewed the day before the sale which will begin exactly at 10. And catalogs will be delivered in due time. Jackson’s Oxford Journal 6th December 1777

1785 Birth – John PRIOR, living in St. Mary Magdalene Parish in 1841

1793 Marriage – Leticia Loder married James PRIOR in Oxford St. Giles. (Leticia Prior is on the 1841 Census in Oxon. )

1797 Death – And on Tuesday and Inquisition was taken by the same corner, on the view of the body of Anne Pryor, a fine young woman about 17 years of age, who, on Sunday night, was drowned near High Bridge. The deceased had been up the Isis in a party, had landed, and was returning home with her mother and two young men, but from the excessive darkness which prevailed in the intervals of the violent thunder and lightning, mistook their way, and the deceased and the young men all fell into the Isis close to the north side of the bridge, where the water is not more than 3 ft deep. The young man that got out safe and immediate search was made for the deceased and was continued the whole of Monday, but the body floated through the castle Mills, which happened not to be working at the time and Was not found till Tuesday Morning, your Folly Bridge. A mile distant from the place where she fell in. Verdict accidental death (Jackson’s Oxford Journal 19th August 1797)

1841 UK Census, Oxfordshire
Bampton, Back LaneWilliam PRYOR 50 farmer born in county. Elizabeth Pryor 50 born in county. William Pryor 12. Jane Clack 14 farmer. William Seary 25 m.s. John Henwood 15 m.s.
Bicester, Sheep Street – Joseph Biggs 50 sawyer born out of county.. Ann Biggs 45. Martha Pitts 12. Edward PRIOR 76 clothier born in county.
Coggs, NewlandThomas PRYOR 60 miller born in county. Robert PRIOR 25 porter born in county.
Coggs NewlandElizabeth PRIOR 55 born in county, Matilda Brown 15 f.s . born in county.
FawlerJoseph PRIOR 50 born in county. Elizabeth Prior 50 born in county. Caleb Prior 20. James Prior 18 (This family is on the 1851 Census in Charlbury, Oxon. Joseph PRIOR died in 1869 and the probate record stated he was a resident of Charlbury. Caleb Prior was still in Fawler in 1891)
North StokeHenry PRIOR 50. Frances Prior 45. Harriot Prior 20. Thomas Prior 10. Hannah Prior 10.John Prior 8. Hellen Prior 5. Richard Prior 4. Emily Prior 2. Elizabeth Prior 1 Mo (This family is on the 1851 Census in the same location, however Henry Prior states his place of birth as Steventon, Berkshire)
Oxford, New College – Living in student quarters… Elizabeth PRIOR 15 domestic servant born in county… Fred. Bell PRYOR 15 fellow born out of county. (Frederick Bell Pryor was baptized in Hertfordshire. His father was John Izzard Pryor. Probate was filed in Sussex in 1860 for Rev. Frederick Bell Pryor of Hertfordshire)
Oxford, St. Giles, Caroline RowJohn PRYOR 40 born in county. Emma Pryor 45 born in county. Chas Prior 20 coach trimmer. Emma Prior 10. George Prior 10
Oxford, The Radcliffe InfimaryElizabeth PRIOR 60 nurse not born in county.
Oxford, St. Mary MagdaleneJohn PRIOR 56 born in county. Elizabeth Prior 48 born in Ireland. John Prior 7
Piddington – John Turill 46 grazer born in county, Annah PRIOR 76 ind born in county. Rebecca Clark 23 f.s. born out of county
Wolvercott – Fanny Green 70 born in county. Ann PRIOR 60 born in county.
Woodstock, Market StreetLeticia PRIOR 70 ind born out of county. (Leticia Loder married James Prior 1793 in Oxford, St. Giles)
Woodstock, Market PlaceSarah PRIOR 55 ind born in county. Hannah Hunt 25 f.s. born in county. William House 18 ms. born in county.

1871 UK Census, Oxfordshire
Oxford, 10 Park CrescentMark PRIOR 32 college cook b. Woodstock, Oxon. Jane wife 31 b. Dalton in Furness, Lancs. Annie D dau 6 b. Oxford. Ada M. dau 5 dau b. Oxford. Herbert son 4 b. Oxford. Sidney son 2 b. Oxford. Florence dau 4 mos b. Oxford. Mary Dixon sister in law unmarried 25 b.
Dalton in Furness, Lancs. 3 servants in the household (Herbert Prior immigrated to Canada and then the US, he was an actor)