Genealogy Notes for the Village of Kencott, 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

A tiny strip village and a church lying just SSE of Burford, Oxon. and merging southward into Broadwell, Oxon. To the west are Filkins, Oxon., and Broughton Poggs and to the east Alvescot. Also known in older documents as Kencot.

The town sign and cottages The church


The Manor

The Manor has connections with JORDAN and STEPHENS.


The JORDAN family

Fisher cites Bishop Rawlinson's word as his only evidence that Mr JORDAN of Burford, Oxon purchased Kencot Manor in 1708 from the YATEs of Buckland (Fisher, pg 74). There is a memorial to John JORDAN in the church. It is now obscured but someone has thoughtfully put a photogph on the wall. The inscription reads 'John JORDAN Esq Died January 21st 1770'

Photograph of memorials, including John Jordan's

The STEPHENS family

A deed of 1761, now lost but cited in 1840, recites that John JORDAN leased property in Kencott to William STEPHENS & Anne his wife.

In 1763 William STEPHENS of Kencot, gent and Attorney (c1724-1791), leased a quarter of the manor of Burcott [could be transcription error for Kencott] from John CARNE of Nash and his wife Elizabeth. (Fisher, pg 86). Elizabeth CARNE was nee LODER and sister of Anne LODER, the wife of one John JORDEN (abt 1708-1770) of Burford, Oxon

At enclosure in 1767 William STEPHENS was Lord of the Manor (Fisher, pg 87).

In the church at Kencott is a marble plaque with the following inscription 

To the Memory of
who died the 10th day
of November 1791
Aged 67
And ANN his Wife,
who died 21st day
of September 1808
Aged 79.

(Transcribed by R I Kirby, c2006)

In 1808 The Bury and Norwich Post carried an announcement that the Rev. Henry Mears, of Hannington,Wilts, had married Miss Stephens, of Kencot (The Bury and Norwich Post: Or, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, and Cambridge Advertiser (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Wednesday, January 13, 1808; Issue 1333. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II. Page no is unclear onthe image, Pg 412 (no. 4 of 4 in this issue), Col 5)

The LODER family

In 1717 the living at Kencott was owned by a Mr LODER of Lechlade and on 12 Nov 1722 the Rev Seymour LODER married his cousin Mistress Mary LODER of Hinton Waldrish, Berks., in Kencot Church. The next day he was inducted ( Fisher, pgs 75-76)

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Any transcripts and images on this page are Copyright R I Kirby 2005 unless stated otherwise.