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Holton has a fine park with lofty elms and remains the moat of a vanished manor house, still with water in it. At this house General Ireton married Bridget Cromwell in 1646; the church register has a note of th... more
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red mail Joseph Molineux
I am trying to trace a Joseph MOLINEUX (various spellings) who married a Eliz BIGGS at Buckland Surrey on 25th July 1751. In the Parish Records it is stated he came from Holton Oxfordshire so trying to find his birth details. All help will be greatly appreciated. Elizabeth
red mail the tippings/knights
any information on the tipping family in 1800s or anytime most welcome,they are related to tippings in worminghall bucks, headington, burford, in fact over a lot of oxfordshire. my gran was a tipping and born in holton, and two of her brothers are on the memorial plaque in st bartholomews church re ww1.also related to the knights.
Researching the family of James RING born 1753 at Holton, possible son of Thomas RING (b. 1711 at Stanton St John) and Rose BOULTER. James's daughter Sarah married Joseph HORWOOD (possibly from the Headington area). I have information on the Horwood descendants if anyone is researching that line.
red mail John Messenger
Hi, I'm trying to prove that my grt grt grandfather John Messenger who lived most of his life and eventually died in Australia was the John Messenger who disappeared off the 1841 census in Holton Oxfordshire(son of William and Martha Messenger). I have found quite a bit of information at the Australian end and feel qite sure it is the same person, but would like some confirming information from the English end. His birth dates appear to be the same for day and month although there appears to be a little confusion through the family links here with the year. Holton records show baptised 21 march 1825, an local families believed he was born 12 march 1826. The birth and Baptised dates correspond as there was always a couple of weeks between birth and baptism. As for the one year difference,I believe the family may be wrong and holton registration correct. The only ship to Australia that I have found that carried a John Messenger of that age was on the "Wallace" in 1844(assisted passage) which corresponds with him disappearing off the census in 1841. On that shipping register if I have the correct John, it said he was 18 years, from oxfordshire, was protestant, reads only can't write, calling - groom (horse groom I believe)and is designated in his certificate as a farm servant. I believe he had to work for a man named Sutherland from Bunningyong in Victoria on arrival. Does anyone have any conflicting information or proving information from your side of the world. I feel fairly certain it is him but would be happy to hear any other opinions. Thanks, Tim
red mail Burrows of Wheatley, Holton, Forrest Hill, Beckley
I am a direct decendent of Burrows family who lived in the Forest Hill area 1711 onwards whose children expanded into Wheatley, Holton, Stanton St John, Beckley and the Otmoor villages, they then moved to Wheatfield in 1821 and William, James, Ann left for Australia in 1849 to work for Capt John Hepburn followed by Thomas and Mary Ann in 1851 in the great gold rush. William was Millers 1780s, Thomas and son Bakers 1790-1830s and William/James were Farmers and Thomas was an orchardist. The patriarchal heads are Francis 1680?, Thomas 1690? in Forest Hill early 1700s, sons William, James, Thomas were in Stanton, Holton, Beckley in the late 1700s and 1800s. Some of the Burrows in Headington are also related ie. Southfield Farm. It is suspected a John Burrows about 1670-90 in Bicester is also related. Spouses names include; Osborne, Rogers, Price, Mander, Parker, Bossingham, Duffell, Slade. Main subject is tracking pre-1700 Burrows of Francis or Thomas. contact Steve, Australia
red mail Messenger and Strange families
I am researching the Messenger and Strange families in Holton, Oxfordshire. John Messenger was born in the 1740's in Holton and Married Rebecca Strange, born 1773 in Holton. They had about 11 children. William Messenger, their youngest child born 1792 was my Gr x 3 grandfather. He married Martha Allwright who was born in 1799 in Goring Oxfordshire. I would like to hear frm anyone researching this family. o
red mail Mander / Maunder, Messenger
My G-G Granndmother was Harriet Messenger,Born 2nd July 1837,daughter of William Messenger and Elizabeth (nee Wakelin)in Wheatley,Oxfordshire. Harriet married Charles Mander in Holton on the 12th November 1860. Charles & Harriet later emigrated to Moreton Bay (Brisbane)Q.L.D. on the "Royal Dane" in 1874. The family of descendants is now wide spread throughout Australia. I would be pleased to make contact with any Messenger,Mander/Maunder relatives in the U.K. Des.
I am researching the Messenger family from Holton, Oxford. my gt gt grandfather was Henry Messenger, born 1832, married Eleanor Roads from Grendon Underwood, Bucks. they had at least 4 children. I would be grateful for any assistance, thanks, Rose
I have just discovered where my great great grandparents courted! John Walker married Maria Tookey in Exton, Rutland, but their courtship took place in the village of Holton, Oxfordshire. John was working for William E Biscoe Esq, a local JP and landowner. John was a steward/gamekeeper, and was lodging in the village with a family called Messenger. Maria was a lady's maid in the Norris household. Her employer was Henry Crawley Norris who was in the 8th Hussars. Holton Park is now part of Wheatley Park School. Love to hear from anyone whose ancestors were the Messengers, Biscoe's or Norris's of Holton, especially if you have any records on their servants in the 1860's or 1870's!

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