for the Village of Great Tew, OxfordshireA 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.
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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
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
A selection of links to other sites with information about
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