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George Talbot, The 6th Earl of Shrewsbury 1528-1590

  • BCA - 2022.3811
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  • 1528-1590

George Talbot the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, was the only son of Francis Talbot, 5th Earl of Shrewsbury and Mary Dacre. As a young man George saw military service under Protector Somerset in the ‘Rough Wooings’ in Scotland and he married Gertrude Manners, daughter of the 1st Earl of Rutland, by whom he had six children, although she died in 1566. In March 1568, he married Bess of Hardwick, the wealthy widow of Sir William Cavendish of Chatsworth, who was a year older than himself.
The first creation of Earl of Shrewsbury occurred in 1074 for Roger de Montgomerie, one of William the Conqueror's principal counsellors. Roger thus became one of the most powerful magnates in England, ruling most of Shropshire and holding lands in eleven other counties, and included most of Bampton which continued to belong to the family through future generations.
Roger was succeeded in 1094 by his younger son Hugh, his elder son Robert of Belléme succeeding to his lands in Normandy. On Hugh's death in 1098 the earldom passed to his brother Robert.
More information about the Earls of Shrewsbury can be found in the pdf attached.

Janet Westman

Map of Aston & Bampton dated 1773 pre Inclosure Act

  • BCA - 2022.3817
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  • 1773

Hand drawn Map of showing fields and plots of land with their names in Weald, Bampton, Aston , Yelford and Shifford
The following plot names are included on the map: Aston Cow Common, Aston Sheep Common, Aston Way, Backrills, Badbury F, Bampton Wwstmoor Cow Common, Barnes F, Barow Laynes, Barrow Hill Furlong, Belham, Broad Close, Brook Eight Acres, Brookfast Furlong, Bush Furlong, Cabbage Mead, Calcraft Lane, Calcraft Paddocks, Calves Close, Carters Ham, Charney Meadow, Chimney, Church Field, Claye well Field, Clyell Furlong, Coae Moor Furlong, Coate Town, Columbine, Combe Hill Common, Corn Benny, Cornborn Mead, Cornburn Mead, Cottage Close or Cow Common, Cow Lease Furlong, Craze Acres, Cricklade Ham, Cripps F, Culvery F, Dales Middle East Hery, Dean Mill Furlong, Drove Close, Duxford East Hey, Esq Horde House, Farres First East Hey, Fore Mead, Fore Meadow, Fox Close, Foxes, Fross Furlong, Further Ash Close, Furths Edgerley F, Gander Fields, Garsons Field, Gaston Field, Green Close, Grafton Green, Grandmothers, Great Harnett Close, Great Hillingworth F, Great Nipham belonging to Duke of Marlbporough, Great Rushia, Green Benny F, Grrat Hell, Ham End Furlong, Hatchway Close, Hayway Furlong, Hesters Ground, Highmoor Meadow, Hilley Tithe, Hilly Lease, Holley Well Field, Home Covet, Home F, Home Rushia, Home Rushia, Kingsway Field, LaneCloses, Lanes Furlong, Langley Meadow, Laping Lands, Large Peece, Little Furzy, Little Harnett Close, Little Hell, Long Kendle , Long Lane, Long Sunderwell, Long Wood Furlong, Longlands Farm, Lower Bainey, Lower Cripps Piece, Marsh Long F, Mawbrook, May Furlong, Mead Furlong, Meadow or Elder Stump F, Middlefield, Mill F, Moor Furlong, Moors, Norloins, Oate F, Over Redlands, Pantins, Parsons Hedge Field, Perseland, Pissa Bed Furlong, Poulsworth Common Field, Pullins Piece, Rake Ready Lane, Redlands Farm, Rey Furlong, Rickley Hill, Rye Meadow, Shephouse Paddock, Shifford Common, Short Beer Furong, Short Hedge Furlong, Shortwood F, Shotton Fishermans Hedge, Showells Mead, Sidwell Close, Skinners F, Southby's Great East Hey, Spade Furlong, Sparkes Close, Spile Close, Stack Furlong, Stamps East Hey, Stocks Close, Stocks Lains F, Stone Acre, Swift Lake, Tanny Marsh, The Great Bourne, The Hakles, The Knoll, The Maths, Thirstle Reese, Thorney Lease, Town F, Turnpike Road, Upper Bainey and half Yard Mead, Upwell Grounds, Weed Furlong, Welshmans Acre, Westmoor Lane, Windmill, Wolands F, Wrights or Mill Field, Wymonds Place, Yard and half Mead, Youngs Close Furlong,

Janet Westman

Map of Bampton Estate at 1789

  • BCA - 2019.1890
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  • 1789

This map shows the Bampton Estates at 1789. This is before the fields were enclosed and the names of the people who farmed the strips or the name of the field area are on the map. The Quies fields are each side of the Bampton to Brize Norton road, just north of what is now Hobbs Buildings.
The Clanfield to Bampton road is showing top to bottom on the map whereas it really runs east west, so you need to get your head around that, literally.
What we now call Welcome Way is called Wiltham Way - it runs south from Cowleaze Corner into Weald.
Weald Common Meadow was south of what we now think of as the area containing the two Bampton Business Parks.
The Bampton to Buckland road is showing going left to right on the map when it actually runs NW to SE; it had a turnpike.

Bampton Community Archive

1797 Map showing Bampton Hundred

  • BCA - 2022.3819
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  • 1797

Map showing Oxfordshire area from Westwell to Curbridge and Kelmscot to Coat (Cote) Common, Bampton Hundred,
plus segment showing St Giles, Oxford.
Published by R. Davis Lewknor August 1797 and indicating:
Alvescot, Asthrop Farm, Aston, Bampton and Aston Fields, Bampton in the Bush, Barley Park, Black Bourton, Brize Norton, Broadwell Grove, Broughton, Burwell Farm, Caswell, Clanfield, Clarks Wier, Claywell, Coat, Curbridge, David Wier, Ducklington, Ducklington, Eaton Hastings, Eaton Hastings, Friars Court, Grafton, Great Lemhill, Harts Wier, Holwell, Kelmscot, Kencote, Langfiord, Lew Barrow, Lew Barrow, Little Clanfield, March Haddon, Nans Wier, Nethber Filkins, New Mill, Ouseham Mill, Over Filkins, Oxley, Radcot, Rushey , Shill Farm, Shilton, Signet, Starvehall Farm, Sworn Leys, Tadpole and Bridge, Ten Foot Wier, Turnpike, Westwell, Witney Park, ,

Janet Westman

Indenture made May 10th 1808

  • BCA - 2022.3818
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  • 1808

Indenture Document dated May 10th 1808, with reference to rents and land at Bampton and yeomen Edward Whitaker, Joseph Andrews, John Fludger Salisbury, Barnard Green, John Shingleton, William Williams, Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend. Transcript as follows, see notes at end.

This Indenture made the tenth day of May in the forty eighth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of the united Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight Between Edward Whitaker of Bampton in the County of Oxford Esquire Joseph Andrews of Bampton aforesaid, Surgeon John Fludger Salisbury late of Bampton aforesaid but now of the City of Oxford Surgeon Barnard Green of Bampton aforesaid Cow Leech John Shingleton of Bampton aforesaid yeoman William Williams of Bampton aforesaid yeoman Thomas Gillet of Weald in the Parish of Bampton aforesaid yeoman and Thomas Townsend of Weald aforesaid yeoman of the one part and William Andrews of Bampton aforesaid Butcher of the other part Witnesseth that for and in the Consideration of the Yearly rents Covenants payments and agreements herein reserved mentioned and contained which on the part and behalf of the said William Andrews are and ought to be done performed and kept according to the time intent and meaning of these presents They the said Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend Have and each of them Hath devised and to farm let and set and by these Presents Do and each of them Doth demise and to farm let and set into the said Willima Andrews All those two closes or inclosed grounds of pasture called Moor Close and Rake Ready Lane containing by Estimation eleven acres (more or less) lying and being in Bampton aforesaid Except and always reserved into the said Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrew John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend their Heirs and assigns out of this present demise all Timber and other Trees whatsoever and of what nature or kind soever now standing growing or being in or upon the said Premises or any part thereof or which shall during the Term hereby granted stand grow or be in or upon the same premises with free Liberty of Ingress Egress Regress way and passage to and the said Eward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend their Heirs and assigns and their Servants Workmen Horses Teams Carts and Carriages to fell cut down dig grub up take and carry away the same at their free will and pleasure To have and to hold the said Closes or inclosed Grounds and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said William Andrews his Executors and administrators from the fifth day of April last for and during and unto the full end and term of seven years from thence next ensuing and fully to be complete and ended Yielding and paying therefore yearly and every year during the said Term unto the said Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend their Heirs or assigns the rent or the Sum of twenty seven pounds of lawful Money by two half yearly payments that is to say on the tenth day of October and the fifth day of April yearly the first payment to begin and be made on the tenth day of October next ensuing the date thereof and so continue to be paid half yearly during the said Term and also yielding and paying on the days and times and in manner aforesaid unto the said Eward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend their Heirs or assigns the further yearly sum of twenty pounds for each acres of the said hereby demised premises and so in proportion for more than an acre which the said William Andrews his Executor or administrators shall plough dig up or convert into tillage the first payment thereof to begin and made on such of the said days of payment as shall happen next after such ploughing digging up and converting into Tillage and so continue to be paid half yearly during the said term And the said William Andrews for himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators doth covenant promise and agree to and with the said Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend their Heirs and assigns by these presents in manner and form following that is to say that he the said William Andrews his Executors or Administrators or some or one of them shall and will well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend their Heirs and Assigns the said yearly rents or Sums of Money on the days and times and in manner aforesaid without making any deduction or abatement whatsoever And that if the said rents or Sums of Money or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid in part or in all for the space of twenty one days next after either of the said days or times of payment whereon the same ought to be paid as aforesaid being lawfully demanded or if the said William Andrews shall assign this present Lease or subdemise the said Premises hereby leased or any part thereof without the License or consent of the said Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend their Heirs and Assigns under their Hands and Seals first had and obtained that then and in either of the said cases it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend their Heirs and Assigns into and upon the said demised premises or any part thereof in the name of the whole to reenter and the same to have again repossess and reenjoy as in their first and former Estate or Estates any thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in any wise howsoever notwithstanding And also that he the said William Andrews his Executors and Administrators shall and will pay bear and discharge all and all manner of Taxes rates Levies charges and assessments whatso ever as well parliamentary as parochial which shall or may be taxed rated charged or assessed on the said premises or for or in respect thereof or of any part thereof or on the said Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend their Heirs and Assigns for or in respect thereof the Landtax Landlord’s property tax and quitrent only excepted which the said Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend do hereby covenant to pay bear and discharge or abate deduct and allow out of the said hereby reserved rents And that the said William Andrews his Executors and Administrators shall and will during the said Term keep all the Gates Stiles Hedges Mounds and Fences of and belonging to the said premises in good and perfect repair and at the end of the said Term leave the same in such good and perfect repair and shall not nor will lop or top any Maiden Tree or lop or Shroud any other Tree or cut the Hedges of the said Premises but at the proper and Seasonable time of the year nor more than once in the said Term and shall not mow the Grass more than once in each year of the said Term and the said Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend for themselves their Heirs and Assigns do covenant with the said William Andrews his Executors and Administrators that he the said William Andrews his executors and administrators paying the said rents and performing the said covenants according to the true intent and meaning hereof shall and may peaceable and quietly have hold occupy and possess and enjoy the said demised premises with the appurtenances during the said Term without the lawful let suit Trouble Hindrance Molestation Interruption or denide of or by them the said Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury Barnard Green John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet and Thomas Townsend their Heirs and Assigns In Witness thereof all the said parties to these presents have hereto set their respective Hands and Seals the day and year first above written
Edward Whitaker
John Fludger Salisbury
John Shingleton
Thomas Gillett
Joseph Andrews
William Williams
Thomas Townsend
(no signature of Barnard Green next to the seal)

Sealed and delivered by the within named Edward Whitaker Joseph Andrews John Fludger Salisbury John Shingleton William Williams Thomas Gillet Thomas Townsend and Willima Andrews in the presence of
Thom Broad Macey

Sealed and delivered by the within named William Williams In the presence of
? Macey

Feoffees of Moor Close and Lake Ready Bampton to Mr Wm Andrews
Lease for 7 years from April 5 1808

Macey Witney

Notes

  1. Feoffee – a trustee invested with a freehold estate to hold in possession for a purpose
  2. The Inclosure map of this area dated 1821 shows the lane call Rake Ready Lane and not Lake ready as written in this indenture

Janet Westman

Bampton at Time of the Enclosure Act 1821

  • BCA - 2022.3816
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  • 1821

These maps are copied from the document housed at St. Luke's Museum, in East Oxford. The Maps show The fish ponds and water courses, the areas of land and boundaries allocated to the Landowners and names of the plots. There are fish ponds marked in grey behind the Grange, by The Deanery, Weald Manor and down Cheyne Lane
Landowners are named as follows
Lord Shrewsbury, Jesus College, Miss CA Horde, H. Willis, L&T Dewe, James Dewe, The Revd G Richards, The Honourable J Coventry, H. Williams Lefsee, Abingdon Poor, Jos Andrews, Catherine Upjohn, Allotment for Tithes, The Dean and Chapter of Exeter, The Rev J Francis, Rev H Owen, W.J. Walker, Bernard Green, E. Whitaker, Josiah Andrews, G. Shingleton, Catherine Upjohn, Jos Barratt Esq, John Roberts , The Rev T Burrow, Swinbrook Charity, The Rev J Francis, John Kenn,
Names of Plots
Werge Furlong, Youngs Close, Pond Close, Cock, Hen and Chick Furlong, Burnthouse Closes, Bedsons Close, Lains Close, Wrights Hill Furlong, The Poor House, Pettifers Close, Kirks Close, Gravel Pits, The Bowling Green, Forty Acres, Grove Orchard, Dr Andrews, Forty Acres Furlong, Hawkins Piece, Lamperts Seven Acres, The Mews, Swinbrook Close, Home Orchard, Lower Orchard, Lissets Close, Fishers Bridge Close, Coppity Ground, Hows's Closes, Grove Orchard, Kirks Close, Clay Close, Little Clay, Landalls Mead, Calved Close, Dickinson Mead, Coneygra, Headland, Ten Acres F, Horse Close, The Knowl, Eight Acres, Barley ground, Eight Acre F, Gullivers Pieces, Rushey Close, Stray Close, Ham Court Orchard, Sandfords, Great Bourn, Watts Close, Bull Green, Furlong Shooting on Clanfield Footpath, Coxeters Furlong, Coxeter Piece, Varnells Furlong, Rake Ready Lane, Home Close, Spring Close, Bull Furlong, Thoroughout Furlong, Clay Furlong, Wright Hill Furlong, Home Orchard,

Janet Westman

The Development of Printed Maps of Oxfordshire - From GOUGH to Google

  • BCA - 2017.371
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  • 1477 - 1877

In October 2012 the Bampton Environmental Watch Group had a wonderful talk given by John Leighfield on the history of maps and in particular maps of Oxfordshire and Bampton. It was very interesting to note that the first maps of Bampton showed the rivers and streams but no roads, showing the importance of waterways. It really is worth looking at the maps of Bampton carefully, you'll see just how old some buildings are, where the mill was in Bampton and Kerwoods Yard which was one area for the very poor with dwellings that had no land with them, they afforded the occupier a roof as opposed to 'the park bench' but no land on which to produce any food. It's referred to in early census forms and people come to Bampton asking where it is - it's on page 15 of this pdf

Bampton Community Archive

'Father and Dart' in 1890

  • BCA - 2019.1954
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  • 1890

'Father and Dart' in 1890. Picture donated by RHC Davies. The name of 'Father' is not known

Bampton Community Archive

Kelly's Directory 1895

  • BCA - 2022.3968
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  • 1895

One page from Kelly's Directory 1985
Bampton Proper, Bampton Aston and Bampton Lew
lists people responsible for Cemetry.
Lighting
Police Station
Drainage
Grammar School
National School
Station Bar
Carriers

Janet Westman

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