for the Village of Taynton, 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.
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Location and general description
Also known as Tainton, Oxfordshire.
Situated on the northern edge of the Windrush valley, just
upstream of Burford,
Some Census references to Taynton refer to the
relatively remote area of Paynes Farm,Oxon.,
which, whilst it was in the parish of Taynton, was near Swinbrook,
Buildings and locations
Taynton was the location of quarries, owned by the STRONG family, from which stone was taken for St Paul's Cathederal in the City of London. Several of the local masons being involved
in Wren's re-building project that followed the Great Fire [St. John Brooks, 1922, pg 90]. These included:
- Thomas STRONG and Edward STRONG;
- Ephraim BEACHAM (son of Edward BEACHAM, whose daughter Martha had married Edward STRONG) ;
Christopher KEMPSTER and William KEMPSTER (the KEMPSTERs owned the quarries immediately across the river at Upton, Oxon.).
None as yet.
A selection of links to other sites with information about
- ST. JOHN BROOKS, E., Oxfordshire Masons (Notes and Queries, London:Times Publishing, July 29 1922), Pg 90.
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