- The Medieval Lords of Shipton Manor and their Ladies – Part 1: The de Clares
- Shipton under Wychwood in 1662: A Hearth Tax Study
- Possession is Nine Points of the Law
- One Hundred Years Ago
- The Groves Family of Milton under Wychwood – Part 3: The Emigrants to America
- That Curious Stone Vessel
- An Old Christmas Custom at Chadlington
- The Moss Families of Ascott under Wychwood
- Book Reviews
- Other Publications in Print
Introduction to The Wychwoods Local History Society Journal No 9
This edition of our journal may prove to be of particular interest to family historians as it has a distinctly genealogical flavour.
Frank Ware introduces us to the medieval lords and ladies who held Shipton manor as part of their vast estates in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries.
The first part of a study of the Hearth Tax returns and other sources follows. This attempts to repopulate the village in the seventeenth century and is the work of the members’ study group led by Dr Anthea Jones. She also details the vicissitudes of Widow Whiting’s tenure of the Crown Inn at about that time.
Norman Frost follows one branch of the Groves family across the Atlantic to America in the nineteenth century, while Keith Chandler, a ‘visiting’ author, sets down the fast-disappearing memories of Christmas mumming at Chadlington.
The book reviews are a new feature and also point the way to mines of information on personal names.
Unfortunately, Anthea Jones’ own newly-published book “The Cotswolds” was received just too late to be reviewed, but it is hoped to include a full review in next year’s journal.
Family modesty does not prevent me from acknowledging on the Society’s behalf the immense task undertaken by the Treasurer-turned-typesetter who has set this entire edition himself using Desk-Top Publishing, while simultaneously teaching himself how the system works. When these remarks are read by the membership, we shall know whether this venture, which could save the Society several hundred pounds in production costs, has been successful.
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