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Aston Sandford

Aylesbury

Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury

In 1252 Hawise St Amand Baroness Montagu 1252- was born at Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury.

St Mary the Virgin Church, Aylesbury

On 31 Dec 1590 Anne Paget -1590 died. She was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church, Aylesbury.

Beaconsfield

On or before 12 Feb 1584 Cecily Bulstrode 1584-1609 was born to Edward Bulstrode of Hedgerley Bulstrode Buckinghamshire -1598 and Cecily Croke 1555-. She was baptised on 12 Feb 1584 at Beaconsfield.

John Evelyn's Diary 1664 October. 26th October, 1664. We came back to Beaconsfield; next day to London, where we dined at the Lord Chancellor's (55), with my Lord Bellasis (50).

Bittlesden Abbey

On 05 May 1481 Thomas Billing -1481 died. He was buried at Bittlesden Abbey.

Boarstall

Buckingham

In 1184 Elena Clare 1154-1184 (30) died at Buckingham.

Chalfont St Giles

On 17 Jul 1683 James Fleetwood Bishop 1603-1683 (80) died at Chalfont St Giles.

The Vache, Chalfont St Giles

Chenies

On 27 Aug 1562 Margaret St John Countess Bedford 1533-1562 (29) died at Woburn. She was buried at Chenies.

St Michael's Church, Chenies

Bedford Chapel, St Michael's Church, Chenies

On 11 May 1627 Edward Russell 3rd Earl Bedford 1572-1627 was buried at Bedford Chapel, St Michael's Church, Chenies.

On 26 Nov 1727 Edward Russell 1st Earl Orford 1653-1727 (74) died at 43 King Street, King Street, Covent Garden. He was buried at Bedford Chapel, St Michael's Church, Chenies.

On 23 Oct 1732 Wriothesley Russell 3rd Duke Bedford 1708-1732 (24) died at A Coruña. He was buried at Bedford Chapel, St Michael's Church, Chenies. His brother John Russell 4th Duke Bedford 1710-1771 (22) succeeded 4th Duke Bedford (6C 1694), 4th Marquess Tavistock. Diana Spencer Duchess Bedford 1710-1735 (22) by marriage Duchess Bedford (6C 1694).

On 09 Oct 1735 Diana Spencer Duchess Bedford 1710-1735 was buried at Bedford Chapel, St Michael's Church, Chenies.

On 05 Jan 1771 John Russell 4th Duke Bedford 1710-1771 (60) died at Woburn. He was buried at Bedford Chapel, St Michael's Church, Chenies. His grandson Francis Russell 5th Duke Bedford 1765-1802 (5) succeeded 5th Duke Bedford (6C 1694), 5th Marquess Tavistock.

On 02 Mar 1802 Francis Russell 5th Duke Bedford 1765-1802 (36) died at Woburn. He was buried at Bedford Chapel, St Michael's Church, Chenies. His brother John Russell 6th Duke Bedford 1766-1839 (35) succeeded 6th Duke Bedford (6C 1694), 6th Marquess Tavistock.

On 22 May 1861 Francis Russell 7th Duke Bedford 1788-1861 was buried at Bedford Chapel, St Michael's Church, Chenies.

On 23 Mar 1893 George William Sackville 10th Duke Bedford 1852-1893 (40) died. George William Sackville 10th Duke Bedford 1852-1893 (40) was buried at Bedford Chapel, St Michael's Church, Chenies. His brother Herbrand Arthur Sackville 11th Duke Bedford 1858-1940 (35) succeeded 11th Duke Bedford (6C 1694), 11th Marquess Tavistock. Mary Caurroy Tribe Duchess Bedford by marriage Duchess Bedford (6C 1694).

On 22 Apr 1897 Elizabeth Sackville-West Duchess Bedford 1818-1897 (78) died at Latimer House, Chesham. She was buried having been cremated at Bedford Chapel, St Michael's Church, Chenies.

Chesham

Chesham Bois

Around 1394 Thomas Cheney 1394-1468 was born to Roger Cheney 1362-1414 (31) at Chesham Bois.

Around 1446 John Cheney 1446-1466 was born to John Cheney 1420-1459 (26) at Chesham Bois.

On 17 May 1466 John Cheney 1446-1466 (20) died at Chesham Bois.

On 15 Aug 1468 Thomas Cheney 1394-1468 (74) died at Chesham Bois.

On Aug 1488 Robert Cheney 1488-1552 was born to John Cheney 1466-1522 (22) at Chesham Bois.

On 09 Dec 1552 Robert Cheney 1488-1552 (64) died at Chesham Bois.

On 14 Nov 1585 John Cheney 1515-1585 (70) died at Chesham Bois.

Chilton

Around 1506 John Croke 1506-1554 was born to Richard Blount 1468- at Chilton.

On 02 Sep 1554 John Croke 1506-1554 (48) died at Chilton.

On 23 Jan 1620 John Croke 1553-1620 (67) died in Chilton.

Cliveden

John Evelyn's Diary 1679 July. 23d July 1679. To Court: after dinner, I visited that excellent painter, Verrio (43), whose works in fresco in the King (49)'s palace, at Windsor, will celebrate his name as long as those walls last. He showed us his pretty garden, choice flowers, and curiosities, he himself being a skillful gardener.
I went to Clifden, that stupendous natural rock, wood, and prospect, of the Duke of Buckingham's (51), and buildings of extraordinary expense. The grots in the chalky rocks are pretty: it is a romantic object, and the place altogether answers the most poetical description that can be made of solitude, precipice, prospect, or whatever can contribute to a thing so very like their imaginations. The stand, somewhat like Frascati as to its front, and on the platform is a circular view to the utmost verge of the horizon, which, with the serpenting of the Thames, is admirable. The staircase is for its materials singular; the cloisters, descents, gardens, and avenue through the wood, august and stately; but the land all about wretchedly barren, and producing nothing but fern. Indeed, as I told his Majesty (49) that evening (asking me how I liked Clifden) without flattery, that it did not please me so well as Windsor for the prospect and park, which is without compare; there being but one only opening, and that narrow, which led one to any variety; whereas that of Windsor is everywhere great and unconfined.
Returning, I called at my cousin Evelyn's, who has a very pretty seat in the forest, two miles by hither Clifden, on a flat, with gardens exquisitely kept, though large, and the house a staunch good old building, and what was singular, some of the rooms floored dove tail-wise without a nail, exactly close. One of the closets is pargeted with plain deal, set in diamond, exceeding staunch and pretty.

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter IX: Deene and its History. The wicked Countess and her lover lived at Clieveden — "the bower of wanton Shrewsbury and of love " — and her spirit is supposed to haunt the beautiful riverside retreat, but I am thankful to say she has never appeared in the old home of her innocent girlhood. Her portrait by Sir Peter Lely hangs in the White Hall at Deene, and is a fine example of the artist's well-known very décolleté style of " robes loosely flowing, hair as free," with the usual mise en scène of a beauty of Charles II's time. The third Earl of Cardigan (44) was Master of the Buckhounds to Queen Anne ; he married a daughter (41) of the Earl of Ailesbury (74), and their fourth son (1) inherited the Ailesbury title and estates. Lord Cardigan's eldest son (17) married the heiress (19) of the Duke of Montagu (40) in 1766 [Note. Married on 07 Jul 1730. He was created Duke in 1766]. He was a friend of Horace Walpole (12), the influence of whose pseudo-Gothic tastes may still be seen in the south front of Deene, built at this time, and which now incorporates the great ball-room built for me by my dear husband.

In May 1906 Waldorf Astor 2nd Viscount Astor 1879-1925 (26) and Nancy Witcher Langhorne Viscountess Astor 1879-1964 (26) were married. The groom's father gave the couple the family estate of Cliveden.

In 1908 John Singer-Sargent Painter 1856-1925 (51). Portrait of Nancy Witcher Langhorne Viscountess Astor 1879-1964 (28).

Coleshill

Stocks Place, Coleshill

On 03 Mar 1606 Edmund Waller Poet 1606-1687 was born to Robert Waller 1560- at Stocks Place, Coleshill.

Datchet

On 21 Aug 1836 John Gore 1772-1836 (64) died at Datchet.

Denham

On 15 Jan 1596 Henry Carey 2nd Earl Monmouth 1596-1661 was born to Robert Carey 1st Earl Monmouth 1560-1639 (36) and Elizabeth Trevannion Countess Monmouth 1563-1641 (33) at Denham.

In 1740 George Bowyer 5th Baronet 1740-1800 was born in Denham.

Denham Place, Denham

From 1689 William Stanton Sculptor 1639-1705 (50) was commissioned to work at Denham Place, Denham.

Dorney

Dorney Court, Dorney

In 1586 Martha Garrard 1586-1617 was born to William Garrard 1508-1607 (78) at Dorney Court, Dorney.

In 1624 James Palmer 1585-1658 (38) purchased at Dorney Court, Dorney.

Drayton Beauchamp

Around 1328 William Cheney 1328-1375 was born to Thomas Cheney -1356 at Drayton Beauchamp.

Around 1356 Thomas Cheney -1356 died at Drayton Beauchamp.

On 01 Aug 1362 Roger Cheney 1362-1414 was born to William Cheney 1328-1375 (34) at Drayton Beauchamp.

On 29 Aug 1375 William Cheney 1328-1375 (47) died at Drayton Beauchamp.

Around 1390 John Cheney 1390-1468 was born to Roger Cheney 1362-1414 (27) at Drayton Beauchamp.

On 15 Aug 1468 John Cheney 1390-1468 (78) died at Drayton Beauchamp.

Around 1515 John Cheney 1515-1585 was born to Robert Cheney 1488-1552 (26) at Drayton Beauchamp.

Thomas Cheney -1356 was born to Bartholomew Cheney 1267- at Drayton Beauchamp.

Farnham Royal

In 1062 Bertram Verdun 1062-1100 was born at Farnham Royal.

On 30 Nov 1097 Norman Verdun 1097-1150 was born to Bertram Verdun 1062-1100 (35) and Maud Ferrers at Farnham Royal.

In 1100 Bertram Verdun 1062-1100 (38) died at Farnham Royal.

Around 1130 Betram Verdun 1130-1192 was born to Norman Verdun 1097-1150 (32) at Farnham Royal.

In 1136 Rohese Windsor 1136-1215 was born to Gerald Windsor 1120- at Farnham Royal.

In 1150 Norman Verdun 1097-1150 (52) died at Farnham Royal.

Fawley

On 30 Mar 1231 Richard Cornwall 1st Earl Cornwall 1209-1272 (22) and Isabel Marshal Countess Cornwall, Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford 1200-1240 (30) were married at Fawley. Isabel Marshal Countess Cornwall, Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford 1200-1240 (30) by marriage Countess Cornwall (4C 1225).

Fawley Court, Fawley

On 22 Jun 1632 James Whitelocke 1570-1632 (61) died at Fawley Court, Fawley.

Fleet Marston

Around 1410 Ralph Verney 1410-1478 was born in Fleet Marston.

Around 1455 Ralph Verney 1455-1528 was born to Ralph Verney 1410-1478 (45) in Fleet Marston.

Great Hampden

Great Missenden

On 23 Jul 1290 Henry Hussey of Harting & Standen 1246-1290 (43) died in Great Missenden.

Missenden Abbey

On 14 Aug 1390 John Fitzalan 2nd Baron Maltravers, 2nd Baron Arundel 1364-1390 (25) died. He was buried at Missenden Abbey.

Grove

Halford

Hambledon

In 1218 Thomas Cantilupe Bishop of Hereford 1218-1282 was born to William Cantilupe -1251 in Hambledon.

In 1524 Adrian Scrope 1524-1577 was born to John Scrope 1496-1576 (28) and Phyllis Rokeby at Hambledon.

On 22 Jun 1569 Robert Scrope 1569- was born to Adrian Scrope 1524-1577 (45) and Ursula Ludlow 1547-1613 (22) at Hambledon.

In 1576 John Scrope 1496-1576 (80) died at Hambledon.

In 1577 Adrian Scrope 1524-1577 (53) died at Hambledon.

On 16 Oct 1797 James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan 1797-1868 was born to Robert Brudenell 6th Earl Cardigan 1769-1837 (28) and Penelope Cooke Countess Cardigan 1770-1826 (27) at Hambledon.

Hanslope

Wolf's Place, Hanslope

High Wycombe

John Mundy Lord Mayor -1537 was born at High Wycombe.

Hurley

In 1564 Richard Lovelace 1st Baron Lovelace 1564-1634 was born in Hurley.

In Feb 1616 John Lovelace 2nd Baron Lovelace 1616-1670 was born to Richard Lovelace 1st Baron Lovelace 1564-1634 (52) in Hurley.

On 22 Apr 1634 Richard Lovelace 1st Baron Lovelace 1564-1634 (70) died in Hurley. His son John Lovelace 2nd Baron Lovelace 1616-1670 (18) succeeded 2nd Baron Lovelace.

In 1641 John Lovelace 3rd Baron Lovelace 1641-1693 was born to John Lovelace 2nd Baron Lovelace 1616-1670 (24) and Anne Wentworth 7th Baroness Wentworth, Baroness Lovelace -1697 in Hurley.

Margaret Lovelace was born to Richard Lovelace 1st Baron Lovelace 1564-1634 in Hurley.

Iver

Bangors, Iver

On 18 Jun 1928 Hilda Rose Montgomerie -1928 died at Bangors, Iver.

Coppins, Iver

On 03 Dec 1935 Princess Victoria Windsor 1868-1935 (67) died at Coppins, Iver.

1908. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937 (38). Portrait of Princess Victoria Windsor 1868-1935 (39).

Kingsey

On 04 Jul 1653 Walter Clarges 1st Baronet 1653-1706 was born in Kingsey.

Lamport

Langley

On 11 Jun 1784 Catherine Compton Countess Egmont 1731-1784 (53) died at Langley. Her son Charles George Perceval 2nd Baron Arden, 1st Baron Arden Arden 1756-1840 (27) succeeded 2nd Baron Arden of Lohort Castle in County Cork.

Latimer

In 1437 Henry Neville 1437-1469 was born to George Neville 1st Baron Latimer Snape 1407-1469 (30) and Elizabeth Beauchamp 1417-1480 (20) at Latimer.

On 09 Mar 1494 Margaret Neville 1494-1532 was born to Richard Neville 2nd Baron Latimer Snape 1468-1530 (26) and Anne Stafford 1471- at Latimer.

Around 1649 Anne Cavendish Countess Exeter 1649-1704 was born to William Cavendish 3rd Earl Devonshire 1617-1684 (31) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Devonshire -1689 at Latimer.

Lillingstone Lovell

Around 1482 Nicholas Wentworth 1482-1557 was born to Henry Wentworth 1429-1483 (53) and Elizabeth Howard 1421-1483 (64) at Lillingstone Lovell.

In 1529 Peter Wentworth 1529-1596 was born to Nicholas Wentworth 1482-1557 (47) at Lillingstone Lovell.

On 24 Jan 1557 Nicholas Wentworth 1482-1557 (75) died at Lillingstone Lovell.

Long Crendon

On 29 Dec 1573 Elizabeth Drury 1573- was baptised at Long Crendon.

Malleforde

Around 1372 Elizabeth Carew 1372-1410 was born to John Carew 1346-1372 (26) at Malleforde.

On 17 Aug 1390 Nicholas Carew 1322-1390 (68) died in Malleforde.

Marlow

On 31 Jan 1232 John Cornwall 1232-1232 was born to Richard Cornwall 1st Earl Cornwall 1209-1272 (23) and Isabel Marshal Countess Cornwall, Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford 1200-1240 (31) at Marlow.

On 22 Sep 1232 John Cornwall 1232-1232 died at Marlow. He was buried at Reading Abbey.

On 09 Sep 1233 Isabel Cornwall 1233-1234 was born to Richard Cornwall 1st Earl Cornwall 1209-1272 (24) and Isabel Marshal Countess Cornwall, Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford 1200-1240 (32) at Marlow.

On 06 Oct 1234 Isabel Cornwall 1233-1234 (1) died at Marlow.

Milton Keynes

On 17 Jul 1436 Katherine Pavenham 1372-1436 (64) died at Milton Keynes.

Olney

Capture of Edward IV

After 26 Jul 1469 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 was captured by his brother George at Olney after the Battle of Edgecote Moor. .

Ravenstone

On 05 Dec 1631 Heneage Finch Speaker of the House of Commons 1580-1631 (51) died. He was buried at Ravenstone.

On 18 Dec 1682 Heneage Finch 1st Earl Nottingham 1621-1682 (60) died at Great Queen Street, Covent Garden. He was buried at Ravenstone. His son Daniel Finch 2nd Earl Nottingham, 7th Earl Winchilsea 1647-1730 (35) succeeded 2nd Earl Nottingham (7C 1681). Essex Rich 2nd Countess Nottingham 1652-1684 (30) by marriage 2nd Countess Nottingham (7C 1681).

Stantonbury

Stoke Poges

In 1571 Edward Hastings 1st Baron Hastings Loughborough 1521-1571 (50) died at Stoke Poges.

Stony Stratford

The History of King Richard the Third. Now when the King on his way to London had gone from Northampton, then these Dukes of Gloucester and Buckingham came thither. But the Lord Rivers, the King’s uncle, remained behind, intending on the morrow to follow the King, and be with him at Stony Stratford, eleven miles thence, early before he departed. So was there made that night much friendly cheer between these dukes and the Lord Rivers a great while. But immediately after that, they openly and with great courtesy departed; and while the Lord Rivers lodged, the dukes secretly, with a few of their most private friends, set themselves down in council, wherein they spent a great part of the night. And at their rising in the dawning of the day, they sent about secretly to their servants, who were in their inns and lodgings about, giving the commandment to make themselves shortly ready, for their lords were ready to ride. Upon which messages, many of their folk were attendant when many of the Lord Rivers’ servants were unready. Now had these dukes taken also into their custody the keys of the inn so that none should pass forth without their approval. And besides this, on the highway toward Stony Stratford, where the King lay, they had ordered certain of their folk that they should send back again and compel to return any man who were gotten out of Northampton toward Stony Stratford, till they should give permission, because the dukes themselves intended, for the show of their diligence, to be the first that should that day attend upon the King’s Highness out of that town; thus did they deceive the folk at hand.
But when the Lord Rivers understood the gates closed and the ways on every side beset, neither his servants nor himself allowed to go out, perceiving well so great a thing without his knowledge was not begun for nothing, comparing this manner present with this last night’s cheer, in so few hours so great a change he marvelously disliked. However, since he could not get away—and keep himself close, he would not do so lest he should seem to hide himself for some secret fear of his own fault, whereof he saw no such fault in himself—he determined, upon the surety of his own conscience, to go boldly to them and inquire what this matter might mean. Whom, as soon as they saw, they began to quarrel with him and say that he intended to set distance between the King and them and to bring them to confusion, but this plan would not lie in his power. And when he began (as he was a very well-spoken man) in goodly manner to excuse himself, they tarried not the end of his answer, but shortly took him and put him under guard, and that done, forthwith went to horseback and took the way to Stony Stratford, where they found the King with his company ready to leap on horseback and depart forward, to leave that lodging for them because it was too small for both companies.

Eleanor Crosses

On 07 Dec 1290 Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290 body rested at Stony Stratford.

Richard III's Dinner with the Woodvilles

On 30 Apr 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) met Richard Grey 1457-1483 (26) and Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (43) at Stony Stratford who were accompanying Edward V King England 1470- (12) to from Ludlow to London. All three had dinner together. .

Arrest of the Woodville Affinity

On 01 May 1483 Richard III King England 1452-1485 (30) arrested Richard Grey 1457-1483 (26), Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (43) and Thomas Vaughan Master 1410-1483 at Stony Stratford. Edward V King England 1470- (12) was taken under his uncle Richard's Protection to London. .

Stowe

Taplow

On 21 Jan 1891 Henry Fitzgerald 1863-1955 (27) and Inez Charlotte Grace Boteler -1967 were married at Taplow.

Upper Winchendon

On 12 Apr 1715 Thomas Wharton 1st Marquess Wharton 1648-1715 (66) died. He was buried at Upper Winchendon. His son Philip Wharton 1st Duke Wharton -1731 succeeded 2nd Marquess Wharton, 2nd Earl Wharton, 6th Baron Wharton.

Waddesdon

Weston Underwood

On 07 Nov 1680 Francis Throckmorton 2nd Baronet Throckmorton 1641-1680 (39) died. He was buried at Weston Underwood. His son Robert Throckmorton 3rd Baronet Throckmorton 1662-1721 (18) succeeded 3rd Baronet Throckmorton of Coughton in Warwickshire.

On 22 Aug 1702 Robert Throckmorton 4th Baronet Throckmorton 1702-1791 was baptised at Weston Underwood.

On 08 Mar 1721 Robert Throckmorton 3rd Baronet Throckmorton 1662-1721 (59) died. He was buried at Weston Underwood. His son Robert Throckmorton 4th Baronet Throckmorton 1702-1791 (18) succeeded 4th Baronet Throckmorton of Coughton in Warwickshire.

On 12 May 1722 Mary Yate Lady Throckmorton 1668-1722 was buried at Weston Underwood.

Whaddon

Around 1493 Richard Cox Bishop of Ely 1493-1581 was born in Whaddon.

In 1571 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Richard Cox Bishop of Ely 1493-1581 (78).

In 1577 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Richard Cox Bishop of Ely 1493-1581 (84).

On 14 Oct 1593 Arthur Grey 14th Baron Grey Wilton 1536-1593 (57) died. He was buried at Whaddon. On 14 Oct 1593 His son Thomas Grey 15th Baron Grey Wilton 1576-1614 (17) succeeded 15th Baron Grey Wilton (1C 1295).

Wing

In 1653 Elizabeth Dormer 2nd Countess Chesterfield 1653-1677 was born to Charles Dormer 2nd Earl Carnarvon 1632-1709 (20) and Elizabeth Capell Countess Carnarvon 1633-1678 (20) in Wing.

Worminghall

In 1559 John King Bishop of Norwich 1559-1621 was born in Worminghall.

In 1622 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648 (32). Portrait of John King Bishop of Norwich 1559-1621.

Wycombe

In 1155 Alan Basset 1155-1232 was born to Thomas Basset 1130-1182 (25) and Adeliza Dunstanville 1130-1186 (25) at Wycombe.

In 1189 Aline Aliva Basset 1189-1281 was born to Alan Basset 1155-1232 (34) at Wycombe and Aline Fitzrobert.

John Evelyn's Diary 1664 October. 17th October, 1664. I went with my Lord Viscount Cornbury, to Cornbury, in Oxfordshire, to assist him in the planting of the park, and bear him company, with Mr. Belin and Mr. May (43), in a coach with six horses; dined at Uxbridge, lay at Wycombe.

Wyng