Genealogy Notes for the village of Bampton, 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

An ancient and attractive village on the southern border of Oxfordshire. At enclosure Bampton was connected to Widford, Oxon by an ancient saltway that ran on up to Droitwich (Worcs).


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

St Mary the Virgin's Church

Contains a chapel dedicated to the HORDE family that now functions as a vestry. Some of the more accessible monuments are illustrated below.

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

The HORDE family

The HORDE family had a family chapel in the parish church (see above). Thomas HORDE of Cote House (about 3 km east of Bampton) married Barbara TRINDER and was thus Brother in Law of William JORDAN of Burford, Oxon, and Father in Law to Jane BRAY (nee RAINTON) of Shilton, Oxon.Thomas entered into several transactions with Reginald BRAY of Great Barrington, Gloucs, (presumably Jane's husband) that involved land in Shilton and Taplow. Other participants in these transactions included: Henry HEYLYN of Minster Lovell, Oxon, esq (Hey/II/iii/7-9); Sir Dennis HAMPSON of Taplow, Bucks, bart (Hey/II/iii/7-9); John BODENHAM of Rotherwas, Herefordshire, Esq. (Hey/II/iii/10-11); Thomas TURNER of Kelmscott, Oxon, gent. (Hey/II/iii/10-11); Charles TRINDER of Bourton on the water, Glos, gent. (Hey/II/iii/10-11); Jane JORDAN of Burford, Oxon, widow (Hey/II/iii/12-13). The relationship charts elsewhere on this site mention some HORDE family members.

Related links

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


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