Genealogy Notes for the Village of Great Tew, 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, Ancestor List, Place Index and Wills Index

Location and general description

Great Tew is a small village adjacent to Great Tew Park. It lies on the northern slope of a North Oxfordshire hillside.


Great Tew Park

Lawrence TANFIELD (c.1551-1625), Lord Chief Justice, owned Great Tew, but was also a prominant figure in the history of Burford, Oxon., where he was Lord of the Manor. The estate passed his daughter Elizabeth's husband Sir Henry CARY, 1st Viscount Falkland.

Anthony TRACY took the surname KECK in able to inherit the Manor of Great Tew under his Great Granduncle's will

St Michael's and All Angels

St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew Entrance to St Michael & All Angels, Great Tew
Has an impressive 13th C wall painting, but I was short of film at the time of my visit. 


The HATTEN family

In 1790 Thomas & Elizabeth HATTEN of Great Tew, Oxon, had a son named John. The origins of these HATTENs, and their relationship, if any, to other HATTONs inthe area, are uncertain.

Related links

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


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