Genealogy Notes for the Village of Asthall, Oxfordshire
A miscellany of pictures and data arising out of research into the KIRBY's family trees (but not all linked to them). This is a work in progress so please treat the data with appropriate caution. For related information see List, Place Index and Wills Index

Location and general description

Churchyard at Astall, OxfordshireA neat cotswold village with a fine manor and the attractive church dedicated to St Nicholas. It is off the beaten track and has always seemed peaceful when I have visited. The village lies on the southern side of the valley of the River Windrush. Upstream lie the villages of  Swinbrook, Oxon and Widford, Oxon and then the town of Burford, Oxon. Downstream lie the villages of Worsham and Minster Lovell, Oxon, then the town of Witney, Oxon. To the SSW lies Shilton, Oxon.


A selection of those that had, or might have had, connections with this family. 

St Nicholas' Church

Wall paintings in St Nicholas, Asthall The chancel of St Nicholas, Asthall Wall painting in St Nicholas, Asthall
Inside the church there are lavish wall paintings, though somewhat more modern than many. 


A selection of those that had, or might have had, connections with this family. 

The HATTON family

The HATTON family of Widford, Oxon owned some land here. There no evidence of them in and around the churchyard.


There is a very small but attractive stained class lancet window dedicated "In Memory of Agnes Killmaster 1845-1922". Agnes (nee BRIGNELL?) and her husband Richard KILLMASTER (d1927) have a large granite tomb in a corner of the churchyard. Richard KILLMASTER, the forefather of these KILLMASTERs is buried at Swinbrook, Oxon.

Related links

A selection of links to other sites with information about this place or nearby places


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