Genealogy Notes for the Hamlet of Paynes Farm, Fulbrook, 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 Description

Referred to variously as Paines Farm or Paynes Farm  this small group of houses lies just to the north of Swinbrook, Oxon. At various times it is referred to as Paynes Farm in Fulbrook, Oxon., or Taynton, Oxon., as, even though it is some distance from those villages, it is in their Parish.



Paynes Farm

Paynes Farm from the road Paynes Farm from a nearby footpath
Paynes Farm was home to one of the branches of the KILLMASTER family that may have had links with Sarah KILLMASTER.



Abt 1845 Mary Letitia KILLMASTER was born at Paynes Farm to Robert KILLMASTER (1823-) who had married Letitia HOWSE (later a farmer of over 300 acres in Shilton, Oxon.). In abt 1847 Richard KILLMASTER was born to the same family and again at Paynes Farm. Robert was the great grandchild of  Richard KILLMASTER and Sarah TURK, as shown on my draft KILLMASTER tree.

Robert's brother, John KILLMASTER (1830-1856), married Charlotte HOWSE but left her a widow  fairly rapidly. In 1861 she is listed at Paynes Farm and is a farmer of 100 acres. She later married into the MORRIS family of Morris Oxford  fame, William MORRIS, Lord Nuffield, being her grandson. Her gravestone is amongst the KILLMASTER burials at Swinbrook, Oxon.

Related links

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


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