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Every English child has heard of Banbury and has been in its fancy to Banbury Cross, to see a fine lady ride on a white horse. We remember our delight at finding a white horse by the cross when we called, but, ... more
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red mail Ye Mayden Hede
I am hoping someone can give me some details as to "Ye Mayden Hede" in Banbury. In two seperate burial records the persons details are followed by the place (I'm assuming that is what it refers to) and then "poor". Was it the fore runner to the workhouse. The dates involved are 1669 & 1698. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
red mail leslie andrews garage owner?
hello, looking for any infomation about a mr leslie andrews, from banbury,oxon. He owned a garage, and had 6 brothers, anyone with any info would be greatly appreciated.
red mail 1891 Cencus
Looking for information on a Thomas Mold could be spelt Mole or Moles born abt 1859 Banbury Oxford,He married an Edith Ann Rose Abt 1890.I cannot find them on the 1891 cencus i have found them on the 1901 cencus living in Sibford Ferris with Bessie (my grandmother) aged7 Edith aged 9 Esther aged4 and Thomas jnr aged 1,could anybody help please.
red mail looking into the unsworth family
my gandmother was born in 1884 in banbury her name was rose f m unswworth i rearly would like to know more or if there are any living relative still alive
red mail missing westley griffin
has anyone any imformation about my half uncle who went missing years ago his name was westley griffin he lived in queen street but moved to coventry about 1927 nobody in the family ever knew what happened to him
red mail i am looking into the name nicholls
my grandad lived in banbury at 5 boxhedge terrace he had a brother horrice and a sister dorris but oherwise i dont know much more i know he moved to Coventry about 1928
red mail trying to find
Trying to find my long lost cousin Keith Claridge used to live in Ruscote Avenue would love to be in touch Brian
red mail Walton, in Banbury area
I have detailed information on the Walton family in Adderbury, but can't seem to secure where Thomas Walton came from - I have him on records from 1740 onwards. There was a Walton family in Banbury in the 1600s who lost most female members to the plague. Can anyone help to connect these strands? I'm also trying to confirm the legal parentage of my cousin David Walton (possibly Francis David). He grew up in Bodicote with my uncle Tim (Percival Walton) and Aunty Peggy (Margaret), but we can't find a birth record for him. He would have been born in 1945ish. He had a sister Marie born in 1958. David died two years ago, and had been living in Grimsbury for several years. Any information to help solve this puzzle would be gratefully received.
red mail feargus Oconnor Bird.Banbury?
feargus Oconnor bird was born in Coventry warwickshire in 1849, I can find him on all the census`s apart from the 1861.he was aged two on the 1851 census and both parents died within six months of this census leaving him and his brother orphans, his brother was bought up by family in Coventry BUT feargus is not on the 1861 census and he has stated on all other census`s that he was born in Bampton oxfordshire. This makes me think he may have been bought up in Bampton from a young age and so maybe thought thats where he came from? on later census`s he is in willenhall staffordshire. Can ayone help me with the missing years. Thanks .
red mail Giles, Boss Banbury
I am interested in communicating on the Giles and Boss families in Banbury and particularly descendants of Joseph Giles b. 1809 Adderbury but who later worked as a Plush Weaver in Banbury. His daughter, Mary, married John Boss and died November 1874 age 42.
red mail Briggs-Jude
Hi If researching Briggs-Jude of Banbury/Bedford areas, please get in touch.
red mail The Kelchers of Banbury
My Great-Great Grandmother, Jane Kelcher Had an Illegitemite son William he was born in the workhouse at Neithrop Banbury in 1852, he was then trained as an apprentice tailor and disappeared until 1881, where he appeared in London. His mother Jane, went on to have another child, John Joseph in 1854, the only other mention of him is when he was baptised at a late age of approx. 20, then he disappears off the map. As does Jane after his birth. Can anyone help?
Edward Stockley, Minister, in or near BANBURY. Looking for any information on Rev. Edward Stockley, born 1777, Methodist minister, who married Mary Gill in 17 Dec 1799, in Wardington and lived and raised a family in Chacombe, Norhamts. Children born 1800-1814 named Paul 1800, Edward '04, John '04, William '06, Sarah'08, Caleb'10 and Mary'14. Immigrated in 1830 after wife's death .
red mail Barnes
Looking for info on my grandparents Herbert? & Kate Barnes originally from Berks I think. They had 11 children (9 lived) Florence Ellen born 1900, Doris Freda Grace born 1908, others were Marjorie, Gwen, Reg, Berta, Vivian, George & other. Grandfather was a stoker on the railway killed in railway accident when children very young. Lived various places (Doris born Frome, Somerset) eventually ending up in Banbury, Oxon.
red mail Cotmore House, Fringford
Please does anyone know if there is a record anywhere of servants names from this house? I am trying to research the name Weaver in 1940. Thanks Jan
red mail 192 Warwick Road Banbury in 1940
Does anyone know what this building was used for in 1940 please? Could it have been a convent please? Jan
red mail Savage, Elizabeth
I'm looking for family information about Elizabeth Savage, born in Banbury about 1824. She married Benjamin Askew on 10 October 1845. I know of her descendants but have been unable to find any reference to her parents. Any help appreciated
red mail Hodder/Pearce
I have the birth certificate for Amey Hodder born 3/9/1838. Amey Hodder married Robert Fudge and they had a daughter Amey Elizabeth Smith Fudge born in 4/6/1859 in Weymouth, Dorset. Amey Hodder's parents were Robert Hodder from Grimsbury, Warkworth (Mariner) and Mary Ann Pearce. On the 1841 Census they lived in Grimsbury Hamlet. On the 1861 Census Mary Ann surname had changed to Smith. Any information about Amey Hodder and her parents would be appreciated.
red mail Ref:Ancestors in Banbury & Huntshaw 1778
Novice researching Saltern family from Cornwall. gr.fathers 1.2.&3 all named William.. Any info pre 1800 would be gratefully rec'd(William does seem to have been a very popular name..but maybe there is a connection!!!!)
red mail carol ann oconnor/nee tucker
looking for carol ann oconnor was in banbury in the 60s,married alan george oconnor,her maiden name was tucker,the address on my birth certificate was 3 spring cottages.
red mail Meredith family, Banbury area
I am looking for information with regard to the Meredith family of the Banbury area from 1880-the present. Any information or details would be much appreciated as I research my family and a pconnection to the Meredith's via marriage.
red mail looking for
information on my grandfather andrew bell muir who died in banbury in 1953
red mail Beales of Banbury Photographers
I have Beales (Beals)at Neithrop from 1820's and Heritage's from 1780's. I have been told that the Beale family had a photography business in Banbury for many years probably into the 1920's. Any info greatly appreciated. Also Info on HOBBS family. Samuel Hobbs born 1827 Neithrop was the father to 3 children of Caroline Beale born 1825 Neithrop but they never married. Can't find Caroline after 1861. Maybe she married ? Carolines mother Elizabeth Beal born 1791 Bloxham - not married either.
John Reynolds
Looking for information on John Reynolds born abt 1799 in Banbury. He married a lady called Elizabeth Lawrence in 1818 in Finsbury. I would like to find out who his parents and/or siblings were. Thanks.
red mail Hopkins of Neithrop, Banbury
I am a descendent of JOSEPH HOPKINS born 1791 who married ELIZABETH TALLETT in 1821. Their children included HANNAH b 1821 CHARLES b 1825 DANIEL b 1825, JOSEPH b 1828, JOSHUA b 1834 and ELIZABETH MARY ANN b 1837 My line is via JOSHUA who married ANN ABBOTTS in 1855 and their son ARTHUR DAN HOPKINS b 1859 Any information would be greatly appreciated, particularly from anyone in the same tree. Regards, David
red mail Seeney's, Banbury
Thomas Seeney (baptised 1734 in Banbury to Thomas & Susanna Seeney) married Mary Edwards in Banbury. Their children were born in Charlton, Northants from 1757 onwards. Is anyone else researching this line? Thomas' own parents also married in Banbury. Rebekah.
red mail Tooleys Boat Yard - Banbury
I am trying t find out if any of the Shellard family worked at Tooleys Boat Yard in the early 1800s. Joseph Shellard was born in Banbury in 1815. His Father was called Edward.
red mail paper mills
i am looking for anyone who has any info on a family from paper mills called mundy there daughter edith fanny married a doctor and died young leaving 5 children the husband did not want them split so he gassed himself and the children she was my grandmothers sister any lookups would be greatful
red mail Murdoch
searching for Edward and Bridget Murdoch, residing in Banbury 1935 -1950
red mail Cottons Boatbuilders
Looking for any info on my 6x gt grandfather Thomas Cotton he owned the boatyard that went onto become Tooleys
jacksons in banbury
I am looking in to the history of my mums maden name Jackson. I know that they lived in the Neithrop area of Banbury. I am intresed in the whole family in genral but would like to know more about John Jackson who married Mary Mander in 1807. He was my 4xgreat grandfather. Any information would be greatfuly received.
red mail Search
William c 1832 wife Jane nee Smith. William son of John Humphris c1811 Neilthrop and Sarah c1814
red mail William Robert Smith
47 St. Clement's St. Banbury. He had 2 sons by his first wife. My father born 16 July 1905 is Charles William Frederick Smith. William's wife died when my uncle was born two years later. I would like to find any members of this family.
red mail Castle of Banbury
looking for any info on Crescent Andrew Castle, born in Banbury in 1898. His mother was Lavinia Castle, father is unknown.His mother went on later to marry James Henry Pullen in 1903. Can anyone help?
red mail charles and pulker
i would like to hear from anyone with information -charles and mary nee greenhead-charles born about 1823 -shoemaker -mary born my about 1825 -cookham berks. mypaternal great grandmothers parents.
red mail Richard Peak - Cordwainer
Info required re marriage of Richard Peak (b.Paddington c.1833) with Elizabeth Riley (b.c. 1832)from Neithrop, Banbury. Ceremony probably took place 1853-55 (eldest child Mary b.c.1855). Family appear on 1861 Census at Windsor Terrace (had moved to Leamington by 1871 Census)
red mail Rathbone
Looking for any details of Rathbones who lived in Banbury from 1850s onwards.
red mail Police Officer E E Wilding
Can anyone help me out with any details of what Eddy Ernest Wilding was doing during 1914-18 war. I know he was definately in the Oxfordshire Constabulary at this time, but I also have a photo of him wearing what appears to be the uniform of an Ox and Bucks light infantry recruiting sergeant. He and his wife Julia lived in a police house on Warwick Road. They had nine children.
red mail Eva Dumbleton born 1905
My daughters great grandmother was Eva Dumbleton, born 1905 in Banbury. She married Reginald Charley in Coventry. Ive been unable to trace any of the Dumbleton's unfortunately.
red mail South family from Banbury
My gggrandfather Joseph South lived in Banbury and was a blacksmith. his wife was called Jane, they married in 1863 and they had children called Edwin,Ruben,charles, Robert, Selina,Josish(?) and lewis. at one time they lived in Calthorp Street. Can any one shed any light on Jane and her background? i can't find her maiden name anywhere but assume there must be a jewish link given the names of the children.
Banbury - Oxfordshire parish records
I have the parish records for the following places in Banbury, Alkerton - Broughton - Claydon - Drayton - Hanwell - Hook Norton - Hook Norton baptist chapel - Horley - Horton - Shennington - Shutford - Sibford - Swalcliffe - Wardington, I am only to pleased to help if I can. Pat
Interested in contacting descendents of John William Humphris,tailor, of Grimsbury. I am descended from Richard, third son. Trying to trace whereabouts of descendents of elder sons Gerald and William
I would like to hear from anyone researching the above names in Banbury and nearby areas.
red mail Robinson
Mary Robinson b 1806 (fathers name believed to be Wilford Robinson) She later married Samuel Burgoyne and then married Thomas Hall (both in London) can anybody help me with Mary
Looking for a dear friend I have lost touch with. His family lived in Banbury on a farm which overlooked the Pub at the Swalcliffe. His father was a lovely man who served in the Queen's army. John was born in the later 60's and went into agriculture-specifically apples. His parents left the farm and he moved to a street named Pappillon and I can't find he or his sister. Thank you so much for your assistance.
red mail Frederick James Haines
I'm looking for any info on Frederick James Haines and Minnie Rachel Davies who married in Banbury on 19th October 1903. They lived in Cherwell Street.
red mail David Hall 1958-60
trying to trace the above and his brother Christopher who were at Heythrop College Enstone i beleive some years later they moved to the village of Enstone with their family, last known address of father was at Banbury
red mail Martin Lucas, Honour Fearn
Martin Lucas was born in 1740 in Banbury, Coventry. He was a plumber, glazier and painter. He married Honour Fearn on 1st September 1763 in Southam, Warwickshire. Martin died on 15th April 1796. His parents were Martin Lucas and Elizabeth Treadwell. Does anyone have any information about these families?
red mail ROWLES GEORGE post 1901
Born Deddington 1850, married Kate Roberts 1875 approx, had a brother Matthew (born 1848), ran various pubs/inns incl Town Hall Tavern and Plough in Banbury and then New Inn Middleton Cheney, Father also George possibly came from Witney area. Any help with family in this period greatly appreciated.
red mail Wilkins family
Many thanks to George for all the help he has offered and given....... he is one in a million..
red mail Protestant Dissenters
Does anyone know of, or have access to, Presbyterian records for Banbury 1812 onwards. looking for back up to IGI records.
red mail Elizabeth Redford
Believe Elizabeth Redford penned a ditty called 'The Banbury Female Martyr' back in 1863. Does anyone have access to a copy?
red mail Boat builder's of Banbury
Looking for information on Thomas Cotton of Tooley's Yard - Did he have a brother Robert? Did he know Thomas Hughes, boat builder of Banbury in 1790's?
red mail Usher's of Bodicote
Back in the early 1800's Peter Usher took over from Dr William Hayward in bringing the many benefits of Rhubarb to the masses - for one a cure for dysentry. Does anyone know anthing about the Usher's ie Peter to Rufus, and on to Richard Bernard?
red mail Jackson family of Banbury
I'm looking for any information regarding the Jackson family from Neithrop, Banbury
red mail Trying to find Colin Stone
Can someone help please, I am trying to find Colin Stone, Last heard of living in Banbury. We have relatives in common, and others within my family group would like to contact Colin. Many thanks, Philip.
red mail are you looking for peter ives or his family
i am the great granddaughter of francis butler known as nellie. nellie brought peter up as his dad frank couldn't cope with a baby, peter had 2 sisters joan and francis that i am aware ofwho were brought up by their fatherfrank. sally wasnt peters sister i think she was acousin and married an american airforce man who was based at heyford and then moved to the usa. my grand mother was joan's sister ednabutler who married fred dixon
red mail Holman - Eyre - Stafford-Howard
Interested in making contact with families of those names in and around Banbury. Ancestors lived in Warkworth Manor/Castle near Banbury from 1659 until its demolition between 1804 and 1835). We have an oil portrait of George Holman Esq. d. ca. 1700.
red mail Alexander Spooner
Trying to establish family links for Alexander Spooner who was landlord of the Flur de Lys public house for many years. It is known that he married Sarah Ovenden of Saltwood, Kent in 1817, and that he hailed from London - nothing else known.
red mail Mary Ann Parish
Looking for information on Mary Ann Parish born Banbury cica 1862. According to her marriage certificate he father was Thomas Parish - a local butcher. Plot thickens here as the only Thomas Parish - butcher, found in Banbury was married to Mary Parish in 1841 and then found living with his housekeeper (Elizabeth Mobley) in 1851 - she apparently bore him 4 sons, but did not marry him. Apparently he died 1851ish and as far as can be found not one of his sons was another Thomas.
red mail James Callow
Is anyone researching the Callow family from Banbury? James married Annie Tebby but I haven't found a marriage for them yet.
red mail Andrews
I am looking for the descendents of Fred and Florence (nee Caffyn) Andrews who owned and ran a transport business and cafe from Banbury in the 1930's/40's. They had 4 children- Norman, Doris (married name Tibbles) Leslie and Edward.
red mail Sophia Riley
Married John Nelson, appears on the 1851 census in Neithrop, Banbury with children Elizabeth, George and Sarah Anne. Sophia is listed as being a school mistress - I'm having trouble tracing any information on Sophia (born approximately 1815, and died, I presume, between 1851 and 1871).
red mail Thomas Charles Shirley
I am trying to trace relatives of Thomas Charles Shirley who died aged 26 on October 18th 1914. He is buried in broughton churchyard.I believe he was a gardener.
red mail Hetty Pinfold
Hetty Pinfold, born in Banbury 1885, does not appear on the 1891 census, but is on the 1901 census living with Ellen Cobner (who we have been led to believe was her sister)in Abergavenny. Anybody have any information?
red mail Nelson-Pinfold
Looking for parents/siblings of Thomas Brookes Pinfold, born 1850 in Middleton Cheney. He married Elizabeth Hefford (nee Nelson) in 1873 in Banbury. Also looking for info on John Nelson, born Banbury approximately 1814, he married Charlotte ? and was Elizabeth Ann Nelson's father.
red mail Castle John (1886)
I am looking for the family of John Castle who in 1886 became the father of Fred Castle. I believe John Castle was involved in the building trade
red mail day family of banbury
would like to hear from anyone with any information on the day family of banbury.My grandmother was born there and it is understood that her mother had a pub and a shop that were still there a decade or so ago. my nan was born in 1921, her name was "ivy iris day" she had an older brother "reg" and sister "kath", in around 1926/7 they were all moved into childrens homes but there mother apparantly stayed in banbury.there was controvesy over my nans father as he was believed to be a member of the gentry and had studied at oxford nan was sent to live in liverpool from birth to six, reportedly in a rather grand house? so her mother must have had an affair? anyone with any info please please contact me as i would really love to piece some more history pieces together, Thankyou
red mail Claydon family of Banbury
Richard Claydon, who came to NZ on the Crusader was the son of Francis Claydon and Elizabeth Claydon, nee Hayward. On his marriage certificate dated 25 June 1885 he is listed as being 30 years old when he got married and that he came from Banbury, Oxon. He came to New Zealand on the Crusader which sailed Plymouth 25th September 1874 - arrived Lyttelton 31st December 1874. On the shipping records he was listed as being then 20 years old so my guess is he was born somewhere between the end of June and end of September 1854. Also on the same voyage was his brother Thomas, who was listed as being then 22. Any trace of the same pair or their parents, Francis and Elizabeth Claydon, would be of value to us. Richard was my elderly mother's grandfather and she would like to know when he was born. As she herself was born in 1922, any information sooner rather than later would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Bushell
I am interested in members of the Bushell family in 19th century Banbury and earlier.
red mail Jessimine D'Oyley in Banburyh
I'm looking for any information on Jessimine D'Oyley of Banbury. She was born in 1921. I also need any informaiton on how or where to get genealogy information from England. That includes professional research company.
red mail Summerton, Collingridge, Hardy
1842(April) my 2x grt grandparents married in Banbury then in Sept 1842 sailed for Tasmania. Gayton SUMMERTON-shoemaker and Ann COLLINGRIDGE nee HARDY(widow).Fathers = Thomas SUMMERTON (gardener) and George HARDY(inn keeper-where?). Witnesses Grant Hewitt SPENCER; Sarah SPENCER & Elizabeth HARRISON- all from Banbury? Mge took place in Registry office,Banbury. Would love any info at all on this or anything pertinent to my search from Australia.
red mail Information Sought
I have details of Judde ancestors in Banbury - 16th century, John who married Avis BROWNE and John who married Alice HORLEY, any details on Browne or Horley surnames appreciated
red mail looking for Peter Frederick IVES b1939
I urgently need to find Peter Frederick IVES, born in Banbury on 6 Oct 1939, son of Francis Fred IVES, a chauffeur and Nellie Joan nee BUTLER who married at Middleton Cheney near Banbury in 1935. Francis was born in Banbury c1913, son of tailor JohnIVES and his wife ?? nee BEASLEY. Peter could have a sister Sally (IVES?) who may have married a dentist (name unknown) and may live in Australia (place unknown!). Peter and Sally were probably raised by their grandparents, Frederick William BUTLERand his wife Frances Nellie nee GASCOIGNE. After WWII, Joan emigrated to New Zealand and married my brother. Their daughter (my niece) recently learned she had secondary cancer, and she's now anxious to find her maternal relations. Last Xmas, on an internet mailing list, we found her half-brother who'd been adopted out as a baby. Lisa and Mike would dearly love to contact either Peter or Sally, who probably have no idea of their existence. Any help or suggestions on tracing Peter and/or Sally from New Zealand would be very much appreciated!! Thankyou!!!
red mail william jones/susanna french
I am looking for anymore information on the parents of James Jones, born in Banbury 1857 to William and Susanna Jones (nee French). Also any information about Thomas Plumb born 1832 in same area, later moved to Birmingham, as did James Jones who married Ellen Marie Smith.
red mail Looking For
Interested in any families with the surname Eaglestone. I am in New Zealand and doing a family search. Not having much luck.
red mail Bearsley family
Names: Bearsley
red mail Wheeler, Jane Sarah
Interested in finding the parents of Jane Sarah Wheeler, my maternal great grandmother, who was born in Banbury 14 August 1841. She married William Hill Cross 25 June 1864 and died in 1915.
red mail Appleton, Banbury
Am interested in details of a Lilian Appleton known to be in the Marlborough Road area of Banbury in March 1918. Likely to have been her maiden name. Any information please contact.
Bill Burdette
Does anyone have any information on Bill Burdette, he part owned a garage in Banbury around 1901, and later. One of his daughters was Molly Kathleen, born 19 March 1901.
red mail Escapes From Banbury Gaol 1539
Letters and Papers Foreign & Domestic Henry VIII Vol 14 Pt 1 1539 No 191 Grants in January 1539 33 John Longlond, bishop of Lincoln, keeper of the goal or castle of Banburye Oxon. Pardon for the escapes of :- Henry White of Lamborn Bucks mylner William Bate of Hungerforde Berks bricklayer Ric. Haryson of Dudley Staff woollen-draper John Brygeman of Bedforde haberdasher John Nicholas Bowlasse of Laughton co Sussex yeoman Hugh Conwaye of Daventre, co Northants yeoman Marmaduke Leventhorpe ofWoburn Bucks yeoman And all escapes of prisoners, clerks, convicts etc from the said prison Dated Westminster 10th January 1539 30 Henry VIII Ref Pat p.2. m. 21.
red mail Bloxham, Banbury
G Grandmother Elizabeth Bloxham,left England 1869. with brothers Thomas, William. GG Grandparents Humphrey Bloxham, Hannah Emery, might have stayed in Banbury.Looking for birth cert. etc..
red mail Betts
I'm interested in BETTS of Banbury. Family were bakers, bread makers.
red mail Scrivener Walford
My SCRIVENERs moved to Banbury Oxfordshire in 1795 from Potterspury in Northants. Thomas SCRIVENER a grocer married Sarah WALFORD in 1796

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