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Margaret Report 13 Oct 2011 07:44

24/4/1680 Eliza daughter of James and Marie Costard. There are more Costards being baptised at this time, but this is the only Eliza or Elizabeth, the others are Marie.
Not much choice sorry.


ElizabethK Report 12 Oct 2011 16:11

Hello Margaret

I would be grateful for a check of the Benson P/Rs for the baptism of Elizabeth COSTARD

She married Samuel Clack 19 December 1703 at Dorchester but there is not a baptism there for her (he was born in 1677)

I notice from the Will Index that there are a lot of Costards' (variously spelt) in Benson !



Margaret Report 10 Oct 2011 08:26



Lauren Report 4 Oct 2011 14:39

Thanks Margaret :--)


Margaret Report 3 Oct 2011 07:46

sorry baptisms on the Parish Register Transcript disc only go up to 1853
on Ancestry there is a tree with William John Wheeler born 27/12/1862 Garsington son of Richard Wheeler and wife Jane nee Ayres.
William John Wheeler died 1926 leaving a will which you can see on the Ancestry tree.
On the 1881 census William John Wheeler is staying with his grandmother Damaris Wheeler.
William Wheeler married Damaris Holland in sydenham 7/2/1833.
I feel sure that I have researched this family before, and it must be on this thread somewhere.


Lauren Report 30 Sep 2011 15:21

Pls can you have a look for the baptism of William John Wheeler born 1863 in Garsington, Oxfordshire


Margaret Report 28 Sep 2011 07:12



ElizabethK Report 26 Sep 2011 10:32


Thank you very much for the look up and the tip re the Marriage Locator which I have not tried...but will now !!



Margaret Report 26 Sep 2011 08:08

13/10/1848 Shifford
Joseph Beckinsale full age Blacksmith of Aston son of Francis Beckinsale a labourer
Dinah Luckett full age of Aston
witnesses Caleb Long, Mary Ann Beckinsale.

9/6/1858 Shifford
Cain Luckett 27 yrs labourer of Aston
Fanny Fox 20 yrs of Aston daughter of William Fox labourer
witnesses Edward Townsend, Ellen Clack

Marriages of Lucketts in Shifford for your records
Amelia 1852
Cain 1858
Caleb 1850
Dinah 1848
Eileen Gertrude 1951
George 1806
John 1847
Joseph...1831, 1844, 1866
Loveden 1850
Mary 1813
Thomas..1809, 1847
William 1847
Let me know if you need the information from these.
Have you tried the Marriage Locator? google it, enter the Volume, page number, quarter, year, and it will tell you which church the marriage took place in, that is how I found the above marriages in Shifford...not all are on there, but it is a great help.


ElizabethK Report 25 Sep 2011 18:27


Can you help with dates for these marriages please ?

4th Q 1848-Witney RD

2nd ! 1858 - Witney RD
Cain LUCKETT and Fanny FOX

Thank you



Dizzymare Report 22 Sep 2011 17:22

Thank you so very much Margaret. I appreciate all your help.

If Thomas and Elizabeth married in 1782 how come they had a Thomas in 1753? Actually my Thomas I've got as born in 1758 and Elizabeth abt 1764 so must be a different couple or could Thomas's parents have had the same name..sorry getting confused. I also managed to pick up a Henry Manning born 1807 Burdrop to a Thomas and Elizabeth.

Thank you again



Susan Report 22 Sep 2011 11:36

Thanks for looking Margaret.
Best Wishes


Margaret Report 22 Sep 2011 09:13

Swalcliffe 28/10/1782 marriage between
Thomas Manning jnr of Burthrop in this parish
Elizabeth Goodman of Cropredy ... although on the Oxfordshire Marriage Index it says she was of Great Bourton.
witnesses Joseph Messenger, Edmd Summerton by Banns

Mary Manning baptised privately Swalcliffe 22/9/1783 daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Manning
received into church 12/10/1783

John Manning baptised Swalcliffe 26/3/1786 son of Thomas and Elizabeth Manning

Thomas Manning baptised Swalcliffe 26/3/1786 son of Thomas and Elizabeth Manning

7/1/1793 Stillborn infant female of Thomas and Elizabeth Manning put into the ground
13/4/1807 Elizabeth Manning
20/4/1810 Elizabeth Manning aged 61 yrs
5/2/1841 Thomas Manning 87 yrs of Burdrop "old age"

Swalcliffe baptism entry
9/12/1753 Thomas Manning son of Thomas and Elizabeth, born Sunday December 2nd 14 minutes before two a clock and baptised Dec.9.
Hope this is what you needed


Margaret Report 22 Sep 2011 08:35

There is not a baptism in St Frideswide, where Fanny Norris said she was living when applying for a bastardy order, nor in Holy Well(St Cross) where she was a servant in 1891. Sorry too many Oxford City parishes to search for the baptism.


Dizzymare Report 21 Sep 2011 18:14

Hallo again Margaret

Would you be so kind as to look up John Manning b 1786 and Mary Manning b 1784 to see if their mother was Elizabeth Goodman please?

Thanking you



Susan Report 21 Sep 2011 13:54

Hi Margaret,
Fanny Norris had an illegitimate child in Oxford circa 1892 who might have been Dorothy Norris. Could you please look for a baptism for Dorothy for me please. Thanks.


Margaret Report 19 Sep 2011 08:23

The parents of Alfred Betts born c 1858 Chadlington were
John Betts baptised 7/9/1823 Fulbrook buried 20/6/1869 Chadlington died of Consumption
and Hannah Austin born c 1830 in Birmingham Warwickshire daughter of Edward a carpenter
John Betts shows on the 1861 census as John Beates if you need to look him up
John Betts and Hannah nee Austin married 12/10/1855 Chadlington
they had the following children baptised in Chadlington
Alfred 17/10/1858
william 12/5/1861
Leah 28/6/1863

John Betts 1823 Fulbrook was the son of
Thomas Betts baptised 30/7/1797 in Wroxton who married Ann Pittaway 3/2/1816 in Fulbrook they had the following children baptised
David 16/8/1829 Chadlington
CARLIS a son baptised 9/2/1834 Chadlington
John 7/9/1823 Fulbrook
Charlotte 20/10/1816 Fulbrook
Charles 7/12/1817 Fulbrook
Alfred 4/2/1821 Fulbrook

The parents of Thomas Betts born c 1797 in Wroxton were William Betts baptised 26/9/1756 in Wroxton buried 6/5/1849 Wroxton and married to Anne CARELESS 3/12/1781 in Wroxton
they had the following children baptised in Wroxton
William 27/1/1782
Hannah 26/3/1786
George 28/2/1790
Thomas 30/7/1797
Hannah 19/5/1793
Charlotte 14/9/1800
Mary Ann 6/9/1801

The parents of William Betts born c 1756 Wroxton were
Richard Betts baptised 27/3/1726 Wroxton buried 4/4/1780 Wroxton and
Mary buried 16/7/1808 Wroxton
they had the following children baptised in Wroxton
Richard 8/4/1753
William 26/9/1756
Matthew 3/12/1758
John 10/5/1761
Edward 12/3/1763
Mary 20/4/1764 buried Wroxton 24/4/1771 daughter of Richard and Mary
Lydia 16/6/1765
Mary 5/11/1769
Thomas 9/7/1771
Sarah 18/4/1773 buried 6/6/1774 daughter of Richard and Mary

The parents of Richard Betts born c 1726 Wroxton were
Richard Betts married to Sarah Grant 26/5/1723 in Oxford St Martin
they had the following children baptised in Wroxton
Thomas 22/3/1723 born 18/3/1723
Richard 27/3/1726 born 20/3/1726
Mary 17/1/1731 born 13/1/1731
Frances a daughter bapt 15/4/1733 born 10/4/1733
John 29/1/1738 born 14/1/1738
Samuel 21/9/1740 born 18/8/1740
Sarah 21/5/1743 born 12/5/1743

Information sent by email also.


Margaret Report 19 Sep 2011 08:05

Edwin Hickman a shepherd born 1851 Stoke Lyne and his wife Elizabeth born 1853 Kirtlington had a son
ISAAC HICKMAN born 1886 Ardley can look up baptism if needed
Isaac Hickman married 23/10/1909 in Great Tew
Edith Emily Harper aged 30 yrs Isaac was aged 23 yrs at his marriage.
Edith Emily Harper was baptised 23/3/1879 in Duns Tew daughter of
Jesse Harper and Annie, Jessie born in Duns Tew, Annie in 1853 Deddington
at her marriage Edith emily Harper was a spinster daughter of Jesse a labourer witnesses Tom Sirman , Mabel Annie Akers.

Before her marriage Edith Emily Harper had
Reginald Alfred Harper baptised 3/12/1901 in Great Tew son of Edith Harper

On the 1901 census Edith Emily Harper was in service at 17 Palace Gate, kensington to a Retired Admiral. a 22 yr old Kitchen Maid from DunsTew.So she had returned to give birth to her son Reginald in Great Tew.

About 1904 Edith Emily Harper had a daughter

Edith Emily Harper aged 30yrs married Isaac Hickman 23/10/1909 Great Tew and they had the following children

Dorothy Elsie May Hickman baptied 7/8/1910 in Sandford St Martin born in Ledwell on 27/5/1910
Alice Brinder Hickman baptised 31/8/1913 born 26/7/1913 Ledwell
Edwin Jesse Hickman baptised 20/6/1920 born 28/5/1920 in Ledwell.

At the marriage of the EDITH ANNIE HARPER BORN in 1904 to
Albert George Betts (born about 1899 baptised 17/7/1902 in Chadlington) on the 2/7/1927 in Sandford St Martin the witnesses were ISAAC HICKMAN, Reginald Alfred Harper,Dorothy Elsie May Hickman,Alice Brenda Hickman
Edith Annie Harper born 1904 stated at her marriage that ISAAC no surname was her father.

Albert George Betts born c 1899 Chadlington and Edith Annie nee Harper had the following children
Reginald Alfred George baptised 29/1/1928 Chadlington
Alfred Roy 5/1/1930 Chadlington
Anthony George 14/2/1932 born 2/1/1932
Anne Christina 11/2/1934 born 24/12/1933

Albert George Betts born c 1899
his parents were Alfred Betts who was baptised 17/10/1858 Chadlington and Amelia Webb baptised 15/5/1864 Kingham
they had the following children
Joseph John 18/6/1887 baptised in Kingham
Alfred William born c 1891 Dean
Ernest Charles bapt 8/11/1896 Chadlington
ALBERT GEORGE 17/7/1902 Chadlington father deceased
Alfred 17/7/1902 Chadlington father deceased
Henry Albert 31/12/1893 Chadlington


Margaret Report 19 Sep 2011 07:14

Private email to Anthony


Margaret Report 18 Sep 2011 10:32