Bletchingdon(ton) - A Village Study
January 10, 2022 7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
By: Charles Eldridge – talk starts at 8pm.
Summary: This talk examines the village of Bletchingdon(ton) under the Annesley family from approximately 1750 to 1948 through records left in various archives. It will show how manorial, parish, tithe and land records can be integrated with village stories into a more rounded picture of an Oxfordshire village in the 19th century.
The talk will look at the other source documents (censuses, newspapers, books and pamphlets) as well as related family trees developed from the parish records.
Many more documents are now available online over the last 18 months however many are still only available at the Oxfordshire History Centre so the talk will show how to examine these catalogues before your visit.
This talk is the first half of my research as I summarise what I have found over the last 6 months (30 years) with a second talk planned for 2023/4 when the work will hopefully completed and published as a website or book.
Speaker background: Charles Eldridge has been a member of the Oxfordshire FHS for over twenty years as Oxfordshire. His paternal line comes from Oxfordshire and is now part of the OFHS DNA project at FamilyTree DNA. He has assisted in the Oxfordshire Surnames Project and associated book with a chapter on village life changes in the 19th century that was the starting point for this more detailed village study.