I had a chance to visit St Aldates Church in Oxford City this summer, but was disappointed to discover few grave markers remain, and those that do are too worn by weather and time to read. So, I suppose, this might be the grave of one of my Collcutt or Collins ancestors who lived in the neighborhood near the church for a few hundred years, as far back as the early 1600s. You never know.
As with the many other churches tucked into the city, St Aldate’s churchyard is now a popular hangout for college students and other locals. Although I suspect the dead themselves are still at rest underground, their grave markers are mostly gone now; in St Aldate’s case, a token five have been moved closer to the church wall and arranged in an artful, arching way. They too are completely illegible and unfortunately St Aldates is not one (…more)
(but would really rather not)
In no particular order–
Which John Denchfield married Elizabeth Brewer on 6 January 1736 in North Marston, Buckinghamshire? Was is John, son of John Denchfield and Elizabeth Purchas, baptized in North Marston on 19 Dec 1716, or John, son of Richard and Anne Denchfield, baptized in North Marston on 5 September 1714?
Was William Baker’s wife Ann Denchfield the daughter of John Denchfield and Mary Gurney? And if so, why did John leave her out of his will?
William Turner married Anne Wells in Caversham, Oxfordshire, on 10 February 1748/49, but his origins are unknown. When was William born, and where did he come from?
Where did Miss Sarah Collcutt (1750-1838), spinster from St Aldates Oxford, get all her money? Did she inherit from her mother Sarah, whose surname remains a mystery?
Was Hannah Eden the mother of George Meadows, hairdresser in Winslow? (…more)