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Asthall Leigh

Around 1280 Edmund Cornwall 1280-1354 was born to Richard Cornwall 1252-1296 (28) and Joan Fitzalan 1267-1316 (13) at Asthall Leigh.

Bampton

Black Bourton Bampton

After 1596 Bridget Hungerford 1596- was born to Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton 1567-1627 and Lucy Hungerford at Black Bourton Bampton.

In 1608 Anthony Hungerford 1608-1657 was born to Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton 1567-1627 (40) and Sarah Crouch 1574-1627 (34) at Black Bourton Bampton.

On 27 Jun 1627 Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton 1567-1627 (59) died at Black Bourton Bampton.

Around 1635 Rachel Hungerford Viscountess Falkland 1635-1718 was born to Anthony Hungerford 1608-1657 (27) and Rachel Jones -1680 at Black Bourton Bampton.

On 14 Apr 1653 Henry Carey 4th Viscount Falkland 1634-1663 (19) and Rachel Hungerford Viscountess Falkland 1635-1718 (18) were married at Black Bourton Bampton. Rachel Hungerford Viscountess Falkland 1635-1718 (18) by marriage Viscountess Falkland.

St Mary the Virgin Church Black Bourton Bampton

After 20 Oct 1632 Edward Hungerford 1632-1711 was baptised at St Mary the Virgin Church Black Bourton Bampton.

After 06 Mar 1650 Arthur Hopton Diplomat 1588-1650 was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church Black Bourton Bampton.

Hungerford Chapel St Mary the Virgin Church Black Bourton Bampton

On 18 Aug 1657 Anthony Hungerford 1608-1657 (49) died at Farleigh Hungerford Castle Farleigh Hungerford. He was buried at Hungerford Chapel St Mary the Virgin Church Black Bourton Bampton.

Banbury

On 07 Apr 1513 William Cope 1450-1513 (63) died. He was buried at Banbury.

In 1571 Anthony Cope 1st Baronet Hanwell 1548-1614 (23) was elected MP Banbury.

In 1586 Anthony Cope 1st Baronet Hanwell 1548-1614 (38) was elected MP Banbury.

In 1604 William Cope 2nd Baronet Hanwell -1637 was elected MP Banbury.

In 1614 William Cope 2nd Baronet Hanwell -1637 was elected MP Banbury.

In 1621 William Cope 2nd Baronet Hanwell -1637 was elected MP Banbury.

In 1625 William Cope 2nd Baronet Hanwell -1637 was elected MP Banbury.

In 1625 James Fiennes 2nd Viscount Saye and Sele 1602-1674 (23) was elected MP Banbury.

In 1642 Henry Clifford 1594-1642 (48) died at Banbury.

Battle of Cropredy Bridge

On 29 Jun 1644 the Battle of Cropredy Bridge was fought near Banbury.
Robert Howard Playwright Politician 1626-1698 (18) fought.

In 1792 Frederick North 5th Earl Guildford 1766-1827 (25) was elected MP Banbury.

Banbury Castle Banbury

Chacombe Priory Banbury

On 27 May 1864 Fiennes Cornwallis 1st Baron Cornwallis Linton Kent 1864-1935 was born at Chacombe Priory Banbury.

Edgecote Banbury

Danes Moor Edgecote Banbury

Bicester aka Bisseter

Around 1214 Egelina Courtenay 1164-1214 (50) died in Bicester aka Bisseter.

Stratton Audley Bicester aka Bisseter

Broughton

In 1541 Margaret Danvers Baroness Saye and Sele 1504-1541 (37) died at Broughton.

Broughton Castle Broughton

Around 1428 William Fiennes 2nd Baron Saye and Sele 1428-1471 was born to James Fiennes 1st Baron Saye and Sele 1395-1450 at Broughton Castle Broughton.

Around 1446 Henry Fiennes 3rd Baron Saye and Sele 1446-1476 was born to William Fiennes 2nd Baron Saye and Sele 1428-1471 (18) at Broughton Castle Broughton.

On 01 Aug 1476 Henry Fiennes 3rd Baron Saye and Sele 1446-1476 (30) died at Broughton Castle Broughton. His son Richard Fiennes 4th Baron Saye and Sele 1471-1501 (5) succeeded 4th Baron Saye and Sele.

Around 30 Sep 1501 Edward Fiennes 5th Baron Saye and Sele 1501-1527 was born to Richard Fiennes 4th Baron Saye and Sele 1471-1501 (30) and Elizabeth Croft Baroness Saye and Sele at Broughton Castle Broughton.

In Jun 1520 Richard Fiennes 6th Baron Saye and Sele 1520-1573 was born to Edward Fiennes 5th Baron Saye and Sele 1501-1527 (18) and Margaret Danvers Baroness Saye and Sele 1504-1541 (16) at Broughton Castle Broughton.

On 07 Mar 1527 Edward Fiennes 5th Baron Saye and Sele 1501-1527 (25) died at Broughton Castle Broughton. His son Richard Fiennes 6th Baron Saye and Sele 1520-1573 (6) succeeded 6th Baron Saye and Sele.

In 1555 Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Saye and Sele 1555-1613 was born to Richard Fiennes 6th Baron Saye and Sele 1520-1573 (34) at Broughton Castle Broughton.

On 03 Aug 1573 Richard Fiennes 6th Baron Saye and Sele 1520-1573 (53) died at Broughton Castle Broughton. His son Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Saye and Sele 1555-1613 (18) succeeded 7th Baron Saye and Sele.

On 28 Jun 1582 William Fiennes 1st Viscount Saye and Sele 1582-1662 was born to Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Saye and Sele 1555-1613 (27) at Broughton Castle Broughton.

In Feb 1613 Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Saye and Sele 1555-1613 (58) died at Broughton Castle Broughton. His son William Fiennes 1st Viscount Saye and Sele 1582-1662 (30) succeeded 7th Baron Saye and Sele.

On 14 Apr 1662 William Fiennes 1st Viscount Saye and Sele 1582-1662 (79) died at Broughton Castle Broughton. His son James Fiennes 2nd Viscount Saye and Sele 1602-1674 (60) succeeded 2nd Viscount Saye and Sele.

Cassington

Around 1262 William Grandison 1st Baron Grandison 1262-1335 was born to Pierre Grandison at Cassington.

Around 1275 William Montagu 2nd Baron Montagu 1275-1319 was born to Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu 1250-1316 (25) and Hawise St Amand Baroness Montagu 1252- at Cassington.

Charlbury

Before 10 Jun 1690 Mary Jenkinson Lady Cope 1690-1755 was born to Robert Jenkinson 2nd Baronet Jenkinson 1655-1710. She was baptised at Charlbury.

Cornbury Park Charlbury

On 04 Sep 1588 Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588 (56) died at Cornbury Park Charlbury. He was buried at Beauchamp Chapel St Mary's Church Warwick.

John Evelyn's Diary 1664 October. 17 Oct 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.

John Evelyn's Diary 1664 October. 18 Oct 1664. At Oxford. Went through Woodstock, where we beheld the destruction of that royal seat and park by the late rebels, and arrived that evening at Cornbury, a house lately built by the Earl of Denbigh [Note. Mistake by Evelyn; should be Earl of Danby], in the middle of a sweet park, walled with a dry wall. The house is of excellent freestone, abounding in that part, (a stone that is fine, but never sweats, or casts any damp); it is of ample dimensions, has goodly cellars, the paving of the hall admirable for its close laying. We designed a handsome chapel that was yet wanting: as Mr. May (43) had the stables, which indeed are very fair, having set out the walks in the parks and gardens. The lodge is a pretty solitude, and the ponds very convenient; the park well stored.

John Evelyn's Diary 1664 October. 20 Oct 1664. Hence, to see the famous wells, natural and artificial grots and fountains, called Bushell's Wells, at Enstone. This Bushell had been Secretary to my Lord Verulam. It is an extraordinary solitude. There he had two mummies; a grot where he lay in a hammock, like an Indian. Hence, we went to Dichley, an ancient seat of the Lees, now Sir Henry Lee's (25); it is a low ancient timber-house, with a pretty bowling-green. My Lady (8) gave us an extraordinary dinner. This gentleman's mother (49) was Countess of Rochester, who was also there, and Sir Walter St. John (42). There were some pictures of their ancestors, not ill painted; the great-grandfather had been Knight of the Garter [Note. Reference to Henry Lee of Ditchley Champion 1533-1611 who was not great-grandfather; he was second-cousin once-removed]; there was a picture of a Pope, and our Savior's head. So we returned to Cornbury.

John Evelyn's Diary 1667 December. 09 Dec 1667. To visit the late Lord Chancellor. I found him in his garden at his new-built palace, sitting in his gout wheel-chair, and seeing the gates setting up toward the north and the fields. He looked and spake very disconsolately. After some while deploring his condition to me, I took my leave. Next morning, I heard he was gone; though I am persuaded that, had he gone sooner, though but to Cornbury, and there lain quiet, it would have satisfied the Parliament. That which exasperated them was his presuming to stay and contest the accusation as long as it was possible: and they were on the point of sending him to the Tower.
Note. There is some confusion over the dating of this entry since Lord Clarendon is supposed to have left London on 28 Nov 1667. Possible case of Evelyn writing his diary retrospectively.

Ditchley Charlbury

In Sep 1592 Henry Lee of Ditchley Champion 1533-1611 (59) and Anne Vavasour 1560-1650 (32) were visisted by Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (58) at their home in Ditchley Charlbury.

Before 30 Aug 1669 Anne Wilmot 1669-1703 was born to John Wilmot 2nd Earl Rochester 1647-1680 and Elizabeth Malet Countess Rochester 1651-1681 at Ditchley Charlbury.

On 08 Aug 1703 Anne Wilmot 1669-1703 (33) died at Ditchley Charlbury.

In 1892 Arthur Edmund Denis Dillon 16th Viscount Dillon 1812-1892 (80) died at Ditchley Charlbury. His son Harold Arthur Lee Dillon 17th Viscount Dillon 1844-1932 (47) succeeded 17th Viscount Dillon of Costello Gallen in Mayo.

Ditchley Park Ditchley Charlbury

John Evelyn's Diary 1664 October. 20 Oct 1664. Hence, to see the famous wells, natural and artificial grots and fountains, called Bushell's Wells, at Enstone. This Bushell had been Secretary to my Lord Verulam. It is an extraordinary solitude. There he had two mummies; a grot where he lay in a hammock, like an Indian. Hence, we went to Dichley, an ancient seat of the Lees, now Sir Henry Lee's (25); it is a low ancient timber-house, with a pretty bowling-green. My Lady (8) gave us an extraordinary dinner. This gentleman's mother (49) was Countess of Rochester, who was also there, and Sir Walter St. John (42). There were some pictures of their ancestors, not ill painted; the great-grandfather had been Knight of the Garter [Note. Reference to Henry Lee of Ditchley Champion 1533-1611 who was not great-grandfather; he was second-cousin once-removed]; there was a picture of a Pope, and our Savior's head. So we returned to Cornbury.

Chastleton

St Mary's Church Chastleton

On 01 Sep 1856 Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (81) died. He was buried in St Mary's Church Chastleton.

Chipping Norton

Enstone

Bushell's Wells

John Evelyn's Diary 1664 October. 20 Oct 1664. Hence, to see the famous wells, natural and artificial grots and fountains, called Bushell's Wells, at Enstone. This Bushell had been Secretary to my Lord Verulam. It is an extraordinary solitude. There he had two mummies; a grot where he lay in a hammock, like an Indian. Hence, we went to Dichley, an ancient seat of the Lees, now Sir Henry Lee's (25); it is a low ancient timber-house, with a pretty bowling-green. My Lady (8) gave us an extraordinary dinner. This gentleman's mother (49) was Countess of Rochester, who was also there, and Sir Walter St. John (42). There were some pictures of their ancestors, not ill painted; the great-grandfather had been Knight of the Garter [Note. Reference to Henry Lee of Ditchley Champion 1533-1611 who was not great-grandfather; he was second-cousin once-removed]; there was a picture of a Pope, and our Savior's head. So we returned to Cornbury.

St Mary the Virgin Church Chipping Norton

Chorlebury

Around 12 Apr 1471 Richard Fiennes 4th Baron Saye and Sele 1471-1501 was born to Henry Fiennes 3rd Baron Saye and Sele 1446-1476 (25) and Anne Harcourt Baroness Saye and Sele at Chorlebury.

Deddington

Around 1094 Hawise Cheney 1094-1153 was born to Roger Cheney 1070-1109 (24) at Deddington.

In 1096 Hugh Cheney 1096-1166 was born to Roger Cheney 1070-1109 (26) at Deddington.

In 1109 Roger Cheney 1070-1109 (39) died at Deddington.

Around 1147 Roger Cheney 1098-1147 (49) died at Deddington.

Around 1154 Ralph Cheney 1100-1154 (54) died at Deddington.

In 1166 Hugh Cheney 1096-1166 (70) died at Deddington.

Around 1170 William Cheney 1102-1170 (68) died at Deddington.

The Rectory Deddington

Capture of Piers Gaveston

On 09 Jun 1312 Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28), under the protection of Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke 1275-1324 (37), stayed at The Rectory Deddington whilst en route south. Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke 1275-1324 (37) left Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28) there whilst he left to visit his wife. The following morning Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick 1272-1315 (40), with Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel 1285-1326 (27), Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (36) and John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort 1265-1324 (47) arrested Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (28) and took him to Warwick Castle.

Dorchester on Thames

On 06 Jun 1241 John Gifford 1180-1241 (61) died at Dorchester on Thames.

In 1257 John Gifford 1202-1257 (55) died at Dorchester on Thames.

On 31 Jan 1622 Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire 1579-1622 (42) died of the wounds he had received two days earlier. He was buried at Dorchester on Thames. His daughter Elizabeth Norreys 3rd Baroness Norreys Rycote 1603-1645 (19) succeeded 3rd Baron Norreys Rycote.

Dorchester Abbey Dorchester on Thames

General Photos of Dorchester Abbey Dorchester on Thames.

In 634 Dorchester Abbey Dorchester on Thames was the seat of a Saxon Bishopric when Pope Honorius I -638 had sent Saint Birinus, its first bishop, to found it.

Anglo Saxon Chronicle 600 649. 635. This year King Cynegils was baptized by Bishop Birinus at Dorchester; and Oswald (31), king of the Northumbrians, was his sponsor.

In 635 Birinus Bishop of Dorchester 600-649 was given permission to preach by Cynegils King Wessex -641. He baptised Cynegils King Wessex -641 who then gave him Dorchester Abbey Dorchester on Thames for his episcopal see.

Anglo Saxon Chronicle 600 649. 636. This year King Cwichelm was baptized at Dorchester, and died the same year. Bishop Felix also preached to the East-Angles the belief of Christ.

Anglo Saxon Chronicle 600 649. 639. This year Birinus baptized King Cuthred at Dorchester, and received him as his son.

After 17 Jun 1282 William "The Younger" Valence -1282 was buried at Dorchester Abbey Dorchester on Thames. His. Monument Early Medieval Period with Right Leg over Left. A particularly fine effigy with some remnants of its original colouring.

Around 1387 Hugh Segrave Lord Treasurer 1296-1387 (91) was buried at Dorchester Abbey Dorchester on Thames. His. Monument of the Camail and Jupon Period.

After 1799. The sad story of Sarah Fletcher. Having waited years for her husband to return from sea she discovered him in the process of marrying another woman, bigamously, driving her to suicide. The church agreed she had 'Died a Martyr to Excessive Sensibility' allowing her to be buried in consecrated ground. Her ghost is said to haunt their family home Courtiers House, Clifton Hampden near Oxford. Dorchester Abbey Dorchester on Thames.

Drayton

In 1368 Lodowick Greville 1368-1438 was born to William Greville 1337-1401 (31) at Drayton.

Around 1380 John Greville 1380-1444 was born to William Greville 1337-1401 (43) at Drayton.

In 1404 William Greville 1404-1504 was born to Lodowick Greville 1368-1438 (36) at Drayton.

In 1421 Ralph Greville 1421-1499 was born to William Greville 1404-1504 (17) at Drayton.

On 28 Aug 1438 Lodowick Greville 1368-1438 (70) died at Drayton.

Ewelme

On 29 Sep 1343 John Burghesh 1343-1391 was born to John Burghesh 1322-1349 (21) and Maud Kerdeston 1326-1349 (17) at Ewelme.

On 30 Jun 1349 John Burghesh 1322-1349 (27) died at Ewelme.

Around 1379 Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 was born to John Burghesh 1343-1391 (35) and Ismania Hanham at Ewelme.

On 21 Sep 1391 John Burghesh 1343-1391 (47) died at Ewelme.

On 18 Nov 1434 Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (67) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme. On 27 Apr 1437 Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 (58) died at Ewelme. She was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme. Tomb of Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (67) and Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 (55) in St Mary's Church Ewelme.
The Arms in two rows left to right ...
Top Row 1  2 Possibly Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495; possibly Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale 2nd Duke York 1373-1415 who married Philippa Mohun Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale, Duchess York -1431, impaled  3 Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter 1377-1426 4 Thomas of Brotherton 1st Earl Norfolk 1300-1338 impaled  5 Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter 1377-1426 (again?) 6  impaled  7  impaled .
Bottom Row 1  quartered with Newburgh; Earl Warwick reflecting the Beauchamp family having inherited the Earldom of Warwick through marriage to Isabel Maudit who was the sister of William Maudit 8th Earl Warwick 1220-1268 who died without issue. Isabel Maudit and William Maudit 8th Earl Warwick 1220-1268 were the children of William Maudit and Alice Beaumont -1262. Alice Beaumont -1262 inherited the Earldom of Warwick when her half-niece Margaret Beaumont 7th Countess Warwick -1253 died. 2 Unknown impaled  3  impaled  4  quartered  5  quartered  6  impaled  7  impaled . John Mohun 2nd Baron Mohun Dunster 1320-1375 and Joan Burghesh Baroness Mohun Dunster 1319-1404.

Warwick "Kingmaker" Succeeds

On 03 Jan 1448 Anne Beauchamp 15th Countess Warwick 1443-1448 (4) died at Ewelme aged four whilst in the care of Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (44).
After a prolonged legal dispute between her three half-aunts, and her full aunt, the courts decided her full aunt Anne Beauchamp (21) should succeed. Anne Beauchamp (21) succeeded 16th Countess Warwick. Her husband Richard Neville (20) by marriage 16th Earl Warwick 1C 1088; the first step on his journey to becoming Kingmaker.
The decision of the court was not subscribed to by Edmund Beaufort Earl Somerset (42) who was married to Anne's (21) half-sister Eleanor (39); he wanted his share of the considerable Beauchamp inheritance.

St Mary's Church Ewelme

Hanley Castle Ewelme

On 16 Sep 1415 Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Bergavenny 1415-1448 was born to Richard Beauchamp 1st Earl Worcester 1396-1422 (18) and Isabel Despencer Countess Warwick Countess Worcester 1400-1439 (15) at Hanley Castle Ewelme.

Faringdon

On 18 May 1766 Colonel William Mitford MP Historian 1744-1827 and Fanny Molloy -1776 were married at Faringdon.

All Saints' Church Faringdon

On 16 Sep 1582 Edward Unton 1534-1582 (48) died. He was buried at All Saints' Church Faringdon.

In 1701 Robert Pye 1620-1701 (81) died. He was buried at All Saints' Church Faringdon.

Faringdon House

James Molloy of Dublin and Anne Pye were married.

Fanny Molloy -1776 was born to James Molloy of Dublin and Anne Pye.

Fyfield Oxfordshire

In 1406 John Golafre MP 1365-1442 (41) gained possession of Fyfield Oxfordshire where he subsequently lived.

On 23 Feb 1442 John Golafre MP 1365-1442 (77) died at Fyfield Oxfordshire.

Godstow

Godstow Abbey

On 23 May 1190 Walter Clifford 1st Baron Clifford 1113-1190 (77) died at Godstow Abbey where he was subsequently buried. His son Walter Clifford 2nd Baron Clifford 1160-1221 (30) succeeded 2nd Baron Clifford Feudal. Agnes Cundy Baroness Clifford by marriage Baroness Clifford Feudal.

On 17 Jan 1221 Walter Clifford 2nd Baron Clifford 1160-1221 (61) died. He was buried at Godstow Abbey. On 17 Jan 1221 His son Walter Clifford 3rd Baron Clifford 1181-1263 (40) succeeded 3rd Baron Clifford Feudal. Margred verch Llewellyn Aberffraw Baroness Clifford -1268 by marriage Baroness Clifford Feudal.

Around 1248 Isabella "Lady of Snowdon" Braose Princess Wales 1222-1248 (26) died. She was buried at Godstow Abbey.

In 1316 Margery Dyve Abbess -1335 was elected Abbess Godstow.

In 1535 Katharine Bulkeley Abbess Gostow -1560 was appointed Abbot Godstow.

Great Tew

In 1450 Elizabeth Cheney 1384-1450 (66) died at Great Tew.

In 1720 Anthony Tracy Keck of Great Tew 1720-1769 was born.

Before 1745 Anthony Tracy Keck of Great Tew 1720-1769 and Susan Hamilton 1706-1753 were married.

In 1745 Susan Tracy Keck Maid of Honour 1745-1835 was born to Anthony Tracy Keck of Great Tew 1720-1769 (25) and Susan Hamilton 1706-1753 (38).

After 08 Sep 1761 Susan Tracy Keck Maid of Honour 1745-1835 was appointed Maid of Honour to Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818.

Around 1766 Johan Joseph Zoffany Painter 1733-1810 (32). Portrait of Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818 (21).

Around 1768. Nathaniel Dance Holland Painter 1735-1811 (32). Portrait of Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818 (23).

1777. Benjamin West Painter 1738-1820 (38). Portrait of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818 (32).

In 1769 Anthony Tracy Keck of Great Tew 1720-1769 (49) died.

On 25 Feb 1835 Susan Tracy Keck Maid of Honour 1745-1835 (90) died.

Coronation of King George IV

On 28 Jun 1853 Francis Charteris 8th Earl Wemyss Douglas 4th Earl March 1772-1853 (81) died. His son Francis Charles Charteris 9th Earl Wemyss 1796-1883 (56) succeeded 9th Earl Wemyss. Louisa Bingham Countess Wemyss by marriage Countess Wemyss.
His obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine by Sylvanus Urban Volume XL reads as follows:.
THE EARL OF WEMYSS AND MARCH June 28 At Gosford House East Lothian in his 81st year the Right Hon Francis Wemyss Charteris Wemyss sixth Earl of Wemyss and Lord Elcho and Methel 1633 Baron Wemyss of Elcho 1628 Earl of March Viscount of Peebles and Lord Niedpath, Lyne and Munard 1697 all dignities in the peerage of Scotland Baron Wemyss of Wemyss co Fife 1821 and Lord Lieutenant of Peebleshire.
He was born on the 15th April 1772 the only son of Francis Lord Elcho son and heir apparent of the fifth Earl by Miss Susan Tracy Keck one of the Maids of Honour to Queen Charlotte the second daughter of Anthony Tracy Keck esq of Great Tew co Oxford by Lady Susan Hamilton fourth daughter of James fourth Duke of Hamilton and first Duke of Brandon KG and KT.
In early life his lordship had a commission in the army and from 1793 to 1797 was aide de camp to his grand uncle Lord Adam Gordon Commander in chief of the forces in Scotland He quitted the army in 1797.
His father Lord Elcho died on the 20th June 1808 and his grandfather on the 24th August  following whereupon he succeeded to the Earldom of Wemyss and its attendant titles. On the death of William fourth Duke of Queensberry in Dec 1810 he inherited the barony of Niedpath and the extensive property which had belonged to his Grace in the county of Peebles in pursuance of the terms of the marriage contract of the first Earl of March his Grace's grandfather. He also succeeded to the dignities of Earl of March, Viscount of Peebles and Lord Douglas of Niedpath, Lyne and Munard the patent of creation being to Lord William Douglas et heredes masculos de ejus corpore quibus deficientibus alios ejus hæredes masin culos et talliæ contentos in ejus infeofa mentis terrarum et dominii de Niedpath.
His Lordship was created a peer of the united kingdom by the title of Baron Wemyss at the Coronation of King George IV by patent dated 17 Jul 1821. He supported the Conservative party in parliament but took but little interest in politics.
He married May 31 1794 Margaret fourth daughter of Walter Campbell esq of Shawfield by his first wife Eleanor daughter of Robert Kerr of Newfield eldest son of Lord Charles Kerr second son of Robert first Marquess of Lothian. By that lady who died in 1850 he had issue two sons and nine daughters 1 Francis his successor (56) 2 Lady Eleanor married in 1820 to Walter Frederick Campbell of Woodhall co Lanark (55) esq eldest son of Colonel John Campbell by Lady Charlotte (78) daughter of John fifth Duke of Argyle and died in 1832 3 the Hon Walter died 1818 4 Susan who died in infancy 5 Lady Margaret married in 1824 to Lieut Colonel John Wildman and died in 1825 6 Lady Katharine married in 1824 to her cousin George Harry Lord Grey of Groby who died in 1835 and she died in 1844 leaving issue the present Earl of Stamford and Warrington (26) and Lady Margaret Milbanke 7 Lady Charlotte (58) married in 1825 to Andrew Fletcher esq of Salton Castle East Lothian 8 Lady Louisa Antoinetta (58) married in 1832 to William Forbes esq of Callendar co Stirling late MP for Stirlingshire 9 Lady Harriet (58) married in 1829 to Sir George Grant Suttie Bart 10 Lady Jane and 11 Lady Caroline. The present Earl (56) was born in 1796 married in 1817 Lady Louisa Bingham fourth daughter of Richard 2d Earl Lucan by whom he has issue Francis Lord Elcho (34) four other sons and daughters.

Around 1766 Johan Joseph Zoffany Painter 1733-1810 (32). Portrait of Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818 (21).

Around 1768. Nathaniel Dance Holland Painter 1735-1811 (32). Portrait of Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818 (23).

1777. Benjamin West Painter 1738-1820 (38). Portrait of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818 (32).

Around 1678 Simon Pietersz Verelst Painter 1644-1710. Portrait of Robert Kerr 1st Marquess Lothian 1636-1703 (41).

1789. Johann Heinrich Tischbein Painter 1722-1789 (66). Portrait of Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell 1775-1861 (13) as Artemisia.

Around 1740 Gavin Hamilton Painter 1723-1798 (17). Portrait of John Campbell 5th Duke Argyll 1723-1806 (16).

St Michael & All Angels Church Great Tew

Grey's Court

Hanwell

On 08 Apr 1602 William Cope 2nd Baronet Hanwell -1637 and Elizabeth Chaworth Lady Hanwell were married at Hanwell.

In 1606 Anthony Cope 1st Baronet Hanwell 1548-1614 (58) entertained James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625 (39) at Hanwell.

In 1612 Anthony Cope 1st Baronet Hanwell 1548-1614 (64) entertained James I King England and Ireland VI King Scotland 1566-1625 (45) at Hanwell.

Before 22 Aug 1637 William Cope 2nd Baronet Hanwell -1637 died. On 22 Aug 1637 William Cope 2nd Baronet Hanwell -1637 was buried at Hanwell.

Before 27 Feb 1755 Mary Jenkinson Lady Cope 1690-1755 died at Bath. On 27 Feb 1755 Mary Jenkinson Lady Cope 1690-1755 was buried at Hanwell.

On 18 Jun 1781 Charles Cope 2nd Baronet Cope 1743-1781 was buried at Hanwell.

On 25 Dec 1781 Charles Cope 3rd Baronet 1770-1781 (11) died. He was buried at Hanwell. His uncle Jonathan Cope 4th Baronet 1758-1821 (23) succeeded 4th Baronet Cope.

Headington

Around 1182 Thomas Basset 1130-1182 (52) died at Headington.

In 1182 Thomas Basset 1099-1182 (83) died at Headington.

In 1216 Baudouin Acquigny 1164-1216 (52) died at Headington.

Around 1232 Alan Basset 1155-1232 (77) died at Headington.

On 08 Apr 1349 John St John Lagenham 3rd Baron St John Lagenham 1308-1349 (41) died at Headington.

Garsington Headington

In 1180 Roger Acquigny 1180-1241 was born to Baudouin Acquigny 1164-1216 (16) at Garsington Headington.

Henley on Thames

On 23 Jan 1387 Maud Burghesh Baroness Grey Rotherfield 1315-1387 (72) died at Henley on Thames.

On 23 Apr 1474 Thomas Stonor 1424-1474 (50) died at Henley on Thames.

John Evelyn's Diary 1675 July. 08 Jul 1675. I went with Mrs. Howard and her two daughters toward Northampton Assizes, about a trial at law, in which I was concerned for them as a trustee. We lay this night at Henley-on-the-Thames, at our attorney, Mr. Stephens's, who entertained us very handsomely. Next day, dining at Shotover, at Sir Timothy Tyrill's (58), a sweet place, we lay at Oxford, where it was the time of the Act. Mr. Robert Spencer (46), uncle to the Earl of Sunderland (33), and my old acquaintance in France, entertained us at his apartment in Christ Church with exceeding generosity.

On 13 Dec 1688 Thomas Thynne 1st Viscount Weymouth 1640-1714 (48), along with the Earl of Pembroke, carried an invitation to the Prince of Orange who was at Henley on Thames after the flight of King James II (55).

Before 1714 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Thomas Thynne 1st Viscount Weymouth 1640-1714.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 when Duke of York.

Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (46). Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (31) and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671 (27).

Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 wearing his Garter Robes.

Around 1672 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701 (37). Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (38).

Heythrop

On 20 Sep 1752 Mary Fitzwilliam 1685-1752 (67) died in Heythrop.

Hook Norton

In 1065 Robert II Oili 1065-1142 was born at Hook Norton.

Islip

Around 1003 Edward "Confessor" King England 1003-1066 was born to Æthelred "Unready" II King England 966-1016 (37) and Emma Normandy Queen Consort England 985-1052 (18) at Islip.

Kiddington

Kingston Lisle

Around 1248 Gerard Lisle 1248-1288 was born to Robert Lisle 1212-1262 (35) and Alice Fitzgerald at Kingston Lisle.

Around 1271 Warin Lisle 1271-1322 was born to Gerard Lisle 1248-1288 (23) and Alice Armentieres at Kingston Lisle.

Around 1304 Gerard Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1304-1360 was born to Warin Lisle 1271-1322 (33) and Alice Tyeys -1347 at Kingston Lisle.

Around 1305 Henry Lisle 1305-1361 was born to Warin Lisle 1271-1322 (34) and Alice Tyeys -1347 at Kingston Lisle.

Around 1309 Alice Lisle Baroness Grey Codnor 1309-1344 was born to Warin Lisle 1271-1322 (38) and Alice Tyeys -1347 at Kingston Lisle.

Around 1311 Warin Lisle 1311-1361 was born to Warin Lisle 1271-1322 (40) and Alice Tyeys -1347 at Kingston Lisle.

Around 1330 Warin Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle 1330-1382 was born to Gerard Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1304-1360 (26) and Eleanor Fitzalan 1320-1389 (10) at Kingston Lisle.

Around 1360 Gerard Lisle 1360- was born to Warin Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle 1330-1382 (30) and Margaret Pipard Baroness Lisle 1323-1375 (37) at Kingston Lisle.

Around 1362 Margaret Lisle Baroness Berkeley 3rd Baroness Lisle 1362-1391 was born to Warin Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle 1330-1382 (32) and Margaret Pipard Baroness Lisle 1323-1375 (39) at Kingston Lisle.

Kirtlington

In 1690 Richard Dashwood 1690-1737 was born to Robert Dashwood 1st Baronet Dashwood 1662-1734 (27) and Penelope Chamberlayne Lady Dashwood 1663-1735 (27) at Kirtlington.

On 06 Jul 1693 Elizabeth Lewes 1693-1756 was born to Thomas Lewes at Kirtlington.

In 1712 Robert Dashwood 1712-1757 was born to Richard Dashwood 1690-1737 (22) and Elizabeth Lewes 1693-1756 (18) at Kirtlington.

On 22 Feb 1735 Penelope Chamberlayne Lady Dashwood 1663-1735 (72) died at Kirtlington.

Around 1740 Elizabeth Dashwood Duchess Manchester 1740-1832 was born to James Dashwood 2nd Baronet Dashwood 1713-1779 (27) and Elizabeth Spencer Lady Dashwood 1716-1798 (24) at Kirtlington.

In 1743 Anne Dashwood Countess Galloway 1743-1830 was born to James Dashwood 2nd Baronet Dashwood 1713-1779 (30) and Elizabeth Spencer Lady Dashwood 1716-1798 (27) at Kirtlington.

Kirtlington Park Kirtlington

Leadwell

In 1746 Diana Dashwood 1746-1812 was born to Samuel Dashwood at Leadwell.

Lewknor

Merton

Chronica Majora: A messenger arrives in England from the emperor. 11 Feb 1236. When the nuptial rejoicings were concluded, the king (28) left London and went to Merton, where he summoned the nobles to hear a message lately brought from the emperor, and to discuss the business of the kingdom. For messengers had come direct from the emperor to the king with letters, asking him without delay to send his brother Richard, earl of Cornwall (27), whose circumspect skill report had spread far and wide, to make war on the king of the French. He also promised, by way of assistance, to send all the Imperial forces, especially in order to enable the English king (28) not only to recover his continental possessions, but also, when they were regained, to extend his former possessions. To this, the king (28) and the nobles there assembled, after due deliberation, replied that it would not be safe or prudent to send one so young out of the kingdom and to expose him to the doubtful chances and dangers of war, since he was the only apparent heir of the king and kingdom, and the hopes of all were centred in him next to the king. For the king, although he was married, had no children, and the queen his wife (13) was still young, and did not know whether she was fruitful or barren. But if it was agreeable to his excellency the emperor to summon any other brave man he chose, from amongst the nobles of the kingdom, for the purpose, they, the king, and all his friends and subjects, in accordance with his request, would at once render him all the assistance in their power. The messengers, on receiving this reply, returned to inform their lord.

Middleton Stoney

All Saints' Church Middleton Stoney

Villiers Vault All Saints' Church Middleton Stoney

On 25 Jul 1821 Frances Twysden 1753-1821 (68) died in Cheltenham. She was buried in the Villiers Vault All Saints' Church Middleton Stoney.

Mixbury

On 27 Nov 1812 Roundell Palmer 1st Earl Selborne 1812-1895 was born at Mixbury.

North Aston

St Mary the Virgin Church North Aston

North Stoke

Northbrook

On 14 Jul 1734 Robert Dashwood 1st Baronet Dashwood 1662-1734 (71) died at Northbrook. His grandson James Dashwood 2nd Baronet Dashwood 1713-1779 (21) succeeded 2nd Baronet Dashwood of Kirtlington Park in Oxfordshire.

Nuneham Courtenay

On 07 Jan 1835 Montagu Bertie 6th Earl Abingdon 1808-1884 (26) and Elizabeth Lavinia Harcourt Countess Abingdon -1858 were married at Nuneham Courtenay.

All Saints Church Nuneham Courtenay

Oxford

Oxford University

Christ Church College

Magdalen College

Pusey

On 10 Dec 1849 Henry John George Herbert 3rd Earl Carnarvon 1800-1849 (49) died at Pusey. His son Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert 4th Earl Carnarvon 1831-1890 (18) succeeded 4th Earl Carnarvon 3C 1793, 4th Baron Porchester.

Radcot

Battle of Radcot Bridge

On 22 Dec 1387 the forces of the Lords Appellant led by the future Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (20) defeated the forces of Robert Vere 1st Duke Ireland 1362-1392 (25) during the Battle of Radcot Bridge at Radcot. Robert Vere 1st Duke Ireland 1362-1392 (25) narrowly escaped.

Radley

Church of St James the Great

Rotherfield

Around 1315 Maud Burghesh Baroness Grey Rotherfield 1315-1387 was born to Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1287-1355 (28) and Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh 1306-1360 (9) at Rotherfield.

Rotherfield Greys

Around 1085 Anchitel Grey 1085-1138 was born at Rotherfield Greys.

Around 1110 Richard Grey 1110-1143 was born to Anchitel Grey 1085-1138 (25) at Rotherfield Greys.

Around 1130 Anchitel Grey 1130-1162 was born to Richard Grey 1110-1143 (20) at Rotherfield Greys.

On 07 Mar 1138 Anchitel Grey 1085-1138 (53) died at Rotherfield Greys.

Around 1143 Richard Grey 1110-1143 (33) died at Rotherfield Greys.

In 1143 Robert Grey 1143- was born to Richard Grey 1110-1143 (33) at Rotherfield Greys.

Around 1162 Alice Grey 1162- was born to Anchitel Grey 1130-1162 (32) at Rotherfield Greys.

Around 1267 John Grey 1230-1267 (37) died at Roxburgh. He was buried at Rotherfield Greys.

Around 1271 John Grey 1st Baron Grey Rotherfield 1271-1311 was born to Robert Grey and Joan Valoines at Rotherfield Greys.

In 1288 Joan Grey 1288-1340 was born to Robert Grey and Joan Valoines at Rotherfield Greys.

On 09 Oct 1300 John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Rotherfield 1300-1359 was born to John Grey 1st Baron Grey Rotherfield 1271-1311 (29) and Margaret Oddingseles Baroness Grey Rotherfield at Rotherfield Greys.

On 17 Oct 1311 John Grey 1st Baron Grey Rotherfield 1271-1311 (40) died at Rotherfield Greys. On 17 Oct 1311 His son John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Rotherfield 1300-1359 (11) succeeded 2nd Baron Grey Rotherfield.

Around 1316 John Grey 3rd Baron Grey Rotherfield 1316-1375 was born to John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Rotherfield 1300-1359 (15) and Catherine Fitzalan Baroness Grey Rotherfield 1300-1328 (16) at Rotherfield Greys.

In 1318 Maud Grey 1318-1385 was born to Robert Grey and Joan Valoines at Rotherfield Greys.

Around 1328 Maud Grey 1328-1394 was born to John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Rotherfield 1300-1359 (27) and Catherine Fitzalan Baroness Grey Rotherfield 1300-1328 (28) at Rotherfield Greys. Date adjusted from 1338 to be consistent with mother's death around 1328.

In 1342 Joan Grey -1342 died at Rotherfield Greys.

Around 1347 Bartholomew Grey 4th Baron Grey Rotherfield 1347-1388 was born to John Grey 3rd Baron Grey Rotherfield 1316-1375 (31) and Maud Burghesh Baroness Grey Rotherfield 1315-1387 (32) at Rotherfield Greys.

Around 1349 Robert Grey 5th Baron Grey Rotherfield 1349-1387 was born to John Grey 3rd Baron Grey Rotherfield 1316-1375 (33) and Maud Burghesh Baroness Grey Rotherfield 1315-1387 (34) at Rotherfield Greys.

On 01 Sep 1359 John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Rotherfield 1300-1359 (58) died at Rotherfield Greys. On 01 Sep 1359 His son John Grey 3rd Baron Grey Rotherfield 1316-1375 (43) succeeded 3rd Baron Grey Rotherfield.

In Jan 1387 Robert Grey 5th Baron Grey Rotherfield 1349-1387 (38) died at Rotherfield Greys. In Jan 1387 His daughter Joan Grey 6th Baroness Grey Rotherfield succeeded 6th Baron Grey Rotherfield.

Around 1512 Francis Knollys 1512-1596 was born to Robert Knollys -1521 at Rotherfield Greys.

On 09 Jul 1514 Robert Knollys -1521 granted in survivorship, at an annual rental of a red rose at midsummer at Rotherfield Greys.

In 1579 Elizabeth Knollys 1579- was born to Henry Knollys 1542-1582 (37) and Margaret Cave at Rotherfield Greys.

In 1583 Lettice Knollys Baroness Geneville Beaudasert 1583-1655 was born to Henry Knollys 1542-1582 and Margaret Cave at Rotherfield Greys.

Joan Grey -1342 was born to John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Rotherfield 1300-1359 and Avice Marmion Baroness Grey Rotherfield 1309-1378 at Rotherfield Greys.

Rycote

Around 1158 Alice Fitzroger 1158-1190 was born to Roger Fitzrichard 1st Baron Warkworth -1178 and Alice Vere Baroness Warkworth -1185 at Rycote.

In Sep 1566 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 (41) visited by Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (32) at Rycote.

In 1568 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 (43) visited by Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (34) at Rycote.

In 1570 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 (45) visited by Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (36) at Rycote.

In 1572 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 (47) visited by Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (38) at Rycote.

In Sep 1592 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 (67) visited by Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (58) at Rycote.

On 27 Jun 1601 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 (76) died at Rycote. His grandson Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire 1579-1622 (21) succeeded 2nd Baron Norreys Rycote. Bridget Vere Baroness Norreys Rycote 1564-1631 (37) by marriage Baroness Norreys Rycote.

On 29 Jan 1622 Francis Norreys 1st Earl Berkshire 1579-1622 (42) show himself with a crossbow at Rycote. Probably deliberately.

On 12 Oct 1745 James Bertie 1735-1745 (10) was killed in a fire at Rycote.

St Michael's Church Rycote

On 05 Aug 1601 Henry Norreys 1st Baron Norreys Rycote 1525-1601 was buried at St Michael's Church Rycote.

Shirburn Castle

Around 1320 Alice Lisle 1310- was born to Gerard Lisle 1st Baron Lisle 1304-1360 (16) and Elizabeth Strange Baroness Lisle 1308-1347 at Shirburn Castle. Date adjuste from 1310 to 1320 to be consistent with father's birth in 1304.

Shotover

John Evelyn's Diary 1675 July. 08 Jul 1675. I went with Mrs. Howard and her two daughters toward Northampton Assizes, about a trial at law, in which I was concerned for them as a trustee. We lay this night at Henley-on-the-Thames, at our attorney, Mr. Stephens's, who entertained us very handsomely. Next day, dining at Shotover, at Sir Timothy Tyrill's (58), a sweet place, we lay at Oxford, where it was the time of the Act. Mr. Robert Spencer (46), uncle to the Earl of Sunderland (33), and my old acquaintance in France, entertained us at his apartment in Christ Church with exceeding generosity.

Shotover House

1664 Transit of Mercury

John Evelyn's Diary 1664 October. 24 Oct 1664. We dined at Sir Timothy Tyrill's (47) at Shotover. This gentleman married the daughter and heir (45) of Dr. James Usher, Archbishop of Armagh, that learned prelate. There is here in the grove a fountain of the coldest water I ever felt, and very clear. His plantation of oaks and other timber is very commendable. We went in the evening to Oxford, lay at Dr. Hyde's (47), principal of Magdalen-Hall (related to the Lord Chancellor (55)), brother to the Lord Chief Justice (69) and that Sir Henry Hyde, who lost his head for his loyalty. We were handsomely entertained two days. The Vice-Chancellor, who with Dr. Fell, Dean of Christ Church, the learned Dr. Barlow, Warden of Queen's, and several heads of houses, came to visit Lord Cornbury his father (55) being now Chancellor of the University), and next day invited us all to dinner. I went to visit Mr. Boyle (37) (now here), whom I found with Dr. Wallis and Dr. Christopher Wren, in the tower of the schools, with an inverted tube, or telescope, observing the discus of the sun for the passing of Mercury that day before it; but the latitude was so great that nothing appeared; so we went to see the rarities in the library, where the keepers showed me my name among the benefactors. They have a cabinet of some medals, and pictures of the muscular parts of man's body. Thence, to the new theater, now building at an exceeding and royal expense by the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury [Sheldon (66)], to keep the Acts in for the future, till now being in St. Mary's Church. The foundation had been newly laid, and the whole designed by that incomparable genius my worthy friend, Dr. Christopher Wren, who showed me the model, not disdaining my advice in some particulars. Thence, to see the picture on the wall over the altar of All Souls, being the largest piece of fresco painting (or rather in imitation of it, for it is in oil of turpentine) in England, not ill designed by the hand of one Fuller; yet I fear it will not hold long. It seems too full of nakeds for a chapel.
Thence, to New College, and the painting of Magdalen chapel, which is on blue cloth in chiar oscuro, by one Greenborow, being a Cœna Domini, and a "Last Judgment" on the wall by Fuller, as in the other, but somewhat varied.
Next to Wadham, and the Physic Garden, where were two large locust trees, and as many platani (plane trees), and some rare plants under the culture of old Bobart.

On 23 Oct 1701 Timothy Tyrrell 1617-1701 (84) died at Shotover House.

Spelsbury

In 1639 Francis Henry Lee 2nd Baronet Lee 1616-1639 (23) died in Spelsbury. His son Henry Lee 3rd Baronet Lee 1638-1659 (1) succeeded 3nd Baronet Lee of Quarrendon in Buckinghamshire.

On 15 Feb 1743 George Henry Lee 2nd Earl Lichfield 1690-1743 (52) died at Spelsbury. His son George Henry Lee 3rd Earl Lichfield 1718-1772 (24) succeeded 3rd Earl Lichfield 2C 1674. Dinah Frankland Countess Lichfield 1719-1779 (24) by marriage Countess Lichfield 2C 1674.
On 03 Feb 1769 Frances Hales Countess Lichfield 1697-1769 (72) died.
Monument in All Saints Church Spelsbury.

All Saints Church Spelsbury

Standlake

Around 1172 Eve Grey 1172-1242 was born to John Grey 1150-1192 (22) and Elena Clare 1154-1184 (18) at Standlake.

Stanton Harcourt

Steeple Ashton

Around 1436 Margery Dynham 1436-1507 was born to John Dynham 1406-1458 (30) and Joan Arches 1410-1497 (26) probably in Steeple Ashton.

Stoke Lyne

Battle of Fethan Leag

In 584 Ceawlin King Wessex -592 and his son Cutha Wessex defeated the Britons at the Battle of Fethan Leag which was probably fought at Stoke Lyne.

Stonor

On 21 May 1494 William Stonor 1450-1494 (44) died in Stonor.

On 14 Jun 1518 Anne Stonor 1484-1518 (34) died in Stonor.

Stratton Audley

Around 1291 Hugh Audley 1st Earl Gloucester 1291-1347 was born to Hugh Audley 1st Baron Audley Stratton Audley 1267-1347 (24) and Isolde le Rous 1269-1328 (22) at Stratton Audley.

Thame

On 14 Oct 1559 John Williams 1st Baron Williams 1500-1559 (59) died. Isabel Williams 1522-1587 (37) inherited Thame.

Upper Heyford

Around 1465 John Yonge Master of the Rolls 1465-1516 was born in Upper Heyford.

Wallingford

In 1165 Gilbert Basset 1095-1165 (70) died at Wallingford.

Close Rolls Edward II 1307 1313. 16 Jan 1310 King Edward II of England (25). The Grove Watford. To the Treasurer and the Barons of the Exchequer. Order to discharge the Abbot of Hayles of 100l.yearly, the rent of the manor of Lychelad, as the King granted it to Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (26) and Margaret his wife.
To the same. Order to discharge the men of Wallingford of the ferm of that town from August 5 last, to Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (26) and Margaret his wife.

On 11 Jul 1372 Edmund of Langley 1st Duke York 1341-1402 (31) and Isabella of Castile Duchess York 1355-1392 (17) were married at Wallingford. Isabella of Castile Duchess York 1355-1392 (17) by marriage Countess Cambridge 2C 1362. She being the younger sister of Constance of Castile Duchess of Lancaster 1354-1394 (18) who had married Edmund's older brother John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 (32) a year before.

Wallingford Castle

Henry II Relieves Wallingford Castle

In Jul 1153 Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (20) arrived at Wallingford Castle to relieve the siege that Stephen I King England 1094-1154 (59) had commenced in 1152.

In Apr 1156 William Plantagenet IX Count Poitiers 1153-1156 (2) died at Wallingford Castle. He was buried at Reading Abbey at the feet of his great-grandfather King Henry I "Beauclerc" England.

In 1216 Richard Fitzroy 1190-1246 (26) was appointed Constable Wallingford Castle.

On 26 Oct 1232 Ranulf de Blondeville Gernon 6th Earl Chester 1st Earl Lincoln 1170-1232 (62) died at Wallingford Castle. His nephew John Dunkeld 9th Earl Huntingdon 7th Earl Chester 1207-1237 (25) succeeded 7th Earl Chester 2C 1071.

On 31 May 1326 Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley 1271-1326 (55) died at Wallingford Castle. He was buried at St Augustine's Abbey, Bristol. His son Thomas Rich Berkeley 8th Baron Berkeley 1296-1361 (30) succeeded 8th Baron Berkeley Feudal, 3rd Baron Berkeley 1C 1295. Margaret Mortimer Baroness Berkeley 1304-1337 (22) by marriage Baroness Berkeley Feudal.

In 1375 Aubrey Vere 10th Earl Oxford 1338-1400 (37) was appointed Constable Wallingford Castle.

On 07 Aug 1385 Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Princess Wales 1328-1385 (56) died at Wallingford Castle. She was buried at Stamford.

In 1434 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450 (37) was appointed Constable Wallingford Castle.

In 1455 Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter 1430-1475 (24) was imprisoned at Wallingford Castle.

Around 1465 John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (22) was appointed Constable Wallingford Castle.

After 14 Apr 1471 Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England 1430-1482 was imprisoned at Wallingford Castle.

In 1482 Richard Grey 1457-1483 (25) was appointed Constable Wallingford Castle.

In 1642 Thomas Blagge 1613-1660 (29) was appointed Governor of Wallingford Castle.

Waterperry

Watlington

Wormsley Watlington

Wedgenock

In Sep 1408 Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 was born to Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick 1382-1439 (26) and Elizabeth Berkeley Countess Warwick 1386-1422 (22) at Wedgenock.

Wheatfield

St Andrew's Church Wheatfield

Before 10 Dec 1615 Thomas Tipping 1615-1693 was born. On 10 Dec 1615 Thomas Tipping 1615-1693 was baptised in St Andrew's Church Wheatfield.

Around 1660 Gilbert Soest Painter 1605-1681 (55). Portrait of a Gentleman with a Dog, probably Thomas Tipping 1615-1693 (44).

On 01 Mar 1693 Thomas Tipping 1615-1693 (77) died. He was buried in St Andrew's Church Wheatfield.

Around 1660 Gilbert Soest Painter 1605-1681 (55). Portrait of a Gentleman with a Dog, probably Thomas Tipping 1615-1693 (44).

Wheatley

Wickham

In 1609 Thomas Chamberlayne 1st Baronet Chamberlayne -1643 was created 1st Baronet Chamberlayne of Wickham in Oxfordshire in Wickham.

In 1663 Penelope Chamberlayne Lady Dashwood 1663-1735 was born to Thomas Chamberlayne 2nd Baronet Chamberlayne 1635-1682 (28) at Wickham.

Around 1668 Catherine Chamberlayne Viscountess Wenman 1668-1742 was born to Thomas Chamberlayne 2nd Baronet Chamberlayne 1635-1682 (33) at Wickham.

Witham Chalgrave

Around 1472 Simon Harcourt 1472-1546 was born to Christopher Harcourt 1444-1474 (28) in Witham Chalgrave.

Witney

In 1321 Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere 1275-1322 (45) attended a tournament at Witney.

Around 1425 Thomas Fermor alias Ricards 1425-1485 was born in Witney.

Cogges Witney

On 15 Apr 1656 Elizabeth Pope Countess Lindsey 1656-1719 was born to Thomas Pope 2nd Earl Downe 1622-1660 (33) and Lucy Dutton Countess Downe 1638-1665 (17) in Cogges Witney.

Before 08 Mar 1685 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Elizabeth Pope Countess Lindsey 1656-1719 as Diana.

Minster Lovell Witney

In 1150 William Lovell 1150-1213 was born at Minster Lovell Witney.

In 1213 William Lovell 1150-1213 (63) died at Minster Lovell Witney.

Before 03 Dec 1252 John Lovell 1190-1252 died at Minster Lovell Witney.

In 1311 John Lovell 1st Baron Lovel 1254-1311 (57) died at Minster Lovell Witney. His son John Lovell 2nd Baron Lovel 1289-1314 (22) succeeded 2nd Baron Lovel of Titchmarsh. Maud Burnell Baroness Lovel 1290-1341 (21) by marriage Baroness Lovel of Titchmarsh.

On 13 Jun 1455 William Lovell 7th Baron Lovel 4th Baron Holand 1397-1455 (58) died at Minster Lovell Witney. He was buried at Greyfriars Oxford. His son John Lovell 8th Baron Lovel 5th Baron Holand 1433-1463 (22) succeeded 8th Baron Lovel of Titchmarsh, 5th Baron Holand.

On 12 Dec 1594 Edward Russell 3rd Earl Bedford 1572-1627 (21) and Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (14) were married. Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (14) by marriage Countess Bedford 3C 1551. She brought an enormous dowry of £10000 and the estate of Minster Lovell Witney.

1612. Studio of Isaac Oliver Painter 1565-1617 (47). Miniature Portrait of (probably) Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford 1580-1627 (32). Oliver painted the woman's pearl earrings using Nicholas Hilliard's jewelling technique, which involved laying a raised blob of white lead paint with some shadowing to one side. This form was then crowned with a rounded touch of real silver that was burnished with, to quote Hilliard, "a pretty little tooth of some ferret or stoat or other wild little beast." This technique brought the silver to a sparkling highlight, while actual gold is used to paint the pearl's gold setting. Silver tarnishes with age, therefore, the pearl earrings now appear black.

Minster Lovell Hall Minster Lovell Witney

Wolvercot

On 18 May 1644 Richard Fanshawe 1st Baronet Fanshawe 1608-1666 (35) and Anne Harrison Lady Fanshawe 1625-1680 (19) were married in Wolvercot.

Woodstock

In 1495 Robert Cornwall 1495-1548 was born to Laurence Cornwall 1460- at Woodstock.

In 1530 Richard Cornwall 1530-1585 was born to Robert Cornwall 1495-1548 (35) at Woodstock.

In 1548 Robert Cornwall 1495-1548 (53) died at Woodstock.

John Evelyn's Diary 1664 October. 18 Oct 1664. At Oxford. Went through Woodstock, where we beheld the destruction of that royal seat and park by the late rebels, and arrived that evening at Cornbury, a house lately built by the Earl of Denbigh [Note. Mistake by Evelyn; should be Earl of Danby], in the middle of a sweet park, walled with a dry wall. The house is of excellent freestone, abounding in that part, (a stone that is fine, but never sweats, or casts any damp); it is of ample dimensions, has goodly cellars, the paving of the hall admirable for its close laying. We designed a handsome chapel that was yet wanting: as Mr. May (43) had the stables, which indeed are very fair, having set out the walks in the parks and gardens. The lodge is a pretty solitude, and the ponds very convenient; the park well stored.

On 31 Aug 1774 Charles Turner Painter 1774-1857 was born in Woodstock.

Blenheim Palace Woodstock

In 1813 Caroline Spencer Viscountess Clifden 1763-1813 (50) died at Blenheim Palace Woodstock.

Times Newspaper Obituaries. 01 Feb 1817. On Thursday at his seat at Blenheim, George Spencer, Duke of Marlborough, Marquis of Blandford, &c. His Grace was born the 26th January, 1739. He was found dead in his bed at 7 o'cdock in the morning. He had for some time been in a very infirm state, though he had experienced very little severe indisposition. By his death there became vacant a blue riband of the Order of the Garter, the Lord Lieutenancy of Oxfordshire, the Rangership of Whichwood forest, and the High Stewardship of Oxford and Woodstock.

Woodstock Palace Woodstock

In 1176 Rosamund Clifford 1136-1176 (40) died at Woodstock Palace Woodstock.

Treaty of Falaise

On 05 Sep 1186 William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214 (43) and Ermengarde Beaumont Sarthe Queen Consort Scotland 1170-1234 (16) were married at Woodstock Palace Woodstock by Baldwin Avigo Archbishop of Canterbury 1125-1190 (61). Ermengarde Beaumont Sarthe Queen Consort Scotland 1170-1234 (16) by marriage Queen Consort Scotland at Woodstock Palace Woodstock. His bride had been chosen by Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (53) as part of the Treaty of Falaise. William received Edinburgh Castle as a wedding gift from Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (53).

On 11 Mar 1279 Mary Plantagenet 1279-1332 was born to Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (39) and Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290 (38) at Woodstock Palace Woodstock.

On 05 Aug 1301 Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent 1301-1330 was born to Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (62) and Margaret of France Queen Consort England 1279-1318 (22) at Woodstock Palace Woodstock.

On 18 Jun 1318 Eleanor of Woodstock Plantagenet 1318-1355 was born to King Edward II of England (34) and Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (23) at Woodstock Palace Woodstock. She was named for her paternal grandmother Eleanor of Castile.

On 29 Sep 1328 Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Princess Wales 1328-1385 was born to Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent 1301-1330 (27) and Margaret Wake Countess Kent 1297-1349 (31) at Woodstock Palace Woodstock.

On 15 Jun 1330 Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 was born to King Edward III England (17) and Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 (15) at Woodstock Palace Woodstock.

On 16 Jun 1332 Isabella Plantagenet Countess Bedford and Soissons 1332-1382 was born to King Edward III England (19) and Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 (17) at Woodstock Palace Woodstock.

On 07 Jan 1355 Thomas of Woodstock Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale 1st Duke Gloucester 1355-1397 was born to King Edward III England (42) and Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England 1314-1369 (40) at Woodstock Palace Woodstock.

Christmas Court

On 30 Dec 1389 Richard II King England 1367-1400 (22) held his Christmas Court at Woodstock Palace Woodstock.
John Hastings 3rd Earl Pembroke 1372-1389 (17) was killed in a tournament.

Wyatt's Rebellion

On 22 May 1554 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (20) was imprisoned at Woodstock Palace Woodstock. .

Wormandsleigh

On 20 Mar 1633 Margaret Cornwall 1573-1633 (60) died at Wormandsleigh.

Wroxton

Before 16 Dec 1622 Thomas Pope 2nd Earl Downe 1622-1660 was born to William Pope 1595-1631 and Elizabeth Watson 1600-1624. On 16 Dec 1622 Thomas Pope 2nd Earl Downe 1622-1660 was baptised at Wroxton.

In 1611 Robert "The Elder" Peake Painter 1551-1619 (60). Portrait of Elizabeth Watson 1600-1624 (11). She is wearing a draped mantle—embroidered with seed pearls in a pattern of ostrich plumes—and a matching turban. The mantle knotted on one shoulder was worn in Jacobean court masques.

On 20 Apr 1636 Thomas Pope 3rd Earl Downe 1598-1668 (38) and Beatrix Poole were married at Wroxton.

On 28 Dec 1660 Thomas Pope 2nd Earl Downe 1622-1660 (38) died. On 11 Jan 1661 he was buried in Wroxton. His uncle Thomas Pope 3rd Earl Downe 1598-1668 (62) succeeded 3rd Earl Downe.

Wroxton Abbey Wroxton

In 1499 Ralph Greville 1421-1499 (78) died at Wroxton Abbey Wroxton.

John Evelyn's Diary 1685 September. 06 Sep 1685. Sunday. I went to prayer in the Chapell, and heard Dr. Standish. The second sermon was preach'd by Dr. Creighton (46), on 1 Thess. 4, 11, persuading to unity and peace, and to be mindfull of our owne businesse, according to the advise of the Apostle. Then I went to heare a Frenchman who preached before the King (51) and Queene (26) in that splendid Chapell next St. George's Hall. Their Maties going to masse, I withdrew to consider the stupendous painting of ye Hall, which, both for the art and invention, deserve the inscription in honour of the painter, Signior Verrio (49). The history is Edward the 3rd receiving the Black Prince, coming towards him in a Roman triumph. The whole roofe is the history of St. George. The throne, the carvings, &e. are incomparable, and I think equal to any, and in many circumstances exceeding any, I have seene abroad.
I din'd at Lord Sunderland's (44), with (amongst others) Sr Wm Soames (40), design'd Ambass. to Constantinople.
About 6 o'clock came Sl Dudley (44) and his brother Roger North (32), and brought the greate seale from my Lord Keeper, who died ye day before at his house in Oxfordshire. the King went immediately to Council; every body guessing who was most likely to succeed this greate officer; most believing it could be no other than my Lord Chief Justice Jefferies (40), who had so vigorously prosecuted the late rebells, and was now gone the Western circuit, to punish the rest that were secur'd in the several counties, and was now neere upon his returne. I tooke my leave of his Ma* (51), who spake very graciously to me, and supping that night at Sr Stephen Fox's (58), I promis'd to dine there the next day.

Before 1694 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 when Duke of York.

Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680 (46). Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (31) and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671 (27).

Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 wearing his Garter Robes.

Around 1672 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701 (37). Portrait of James II King England Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (38).

In 1687 Studio of Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718 (28).

In 1698. Francois de Troy Painter 1645-1730 (52). Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718 (39).

Around 1685 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687 (29). Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718 (26).

Around 1680 Simon Pietersz Verelst Painter 1644-1710. Portrait of Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland 1658-1718 (21).

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646 (30). Portrait of the future Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (11).

Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676 (21). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (34) in his Garter Robes.

Around 1661 John Michael Wright Painter 1617-1694 (43). Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (30) in his coronation robes.

Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Wychwood

Yarnton

In 1586 Catherine Spencer 1586-1612 was born to William Spencer 1549-1609 (37) in Yarnton.