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The sixteenth century was a period of economic upheaval which provided great opportunities to the... more
Henry Forty, preacher and occasional religious writer, was the first professional minister to lead... more
Airey Neave was the last but one MP for the Berkshire county constituency of Abingdon which was... more
It was the marriage of Mary Blacknall to Ralph Verney that started the long association of the town... more
Geoffrey Trease was one of the most prolific authors of his time with no fewer than 113 books and... more
Oliver Sansom, leader of the Quakers in the Vale of White Horse, was born in 1636 in Beedon but of... more
  Thomas Medlycott was recorder of Abingdon, 1675-86 and 1687-9. He had been born in London in 1628... more
Simon Harcourt was of a gentry family whose seat was at Stanton Harcourt. He was educated at a... more
Gabrielle Lambrick (née Jennings) was born in south London, her father a hospital administrator and... more
Thomas Trapham was born in Maidstone. He probably came to Abingdon in about 1630 after marrying a... more
Thomas Duffield, Abingdon’s MP from 1832 to 1844, was born in 1782 at Syston, Lincolnshire, second... more
John Maberley, Abingdon’s MP from 1818 to 1832, was an entrepreneur and a businessman before he... more
Thomas Richardson was a prominent Abingdon townsman. He built up a grocery business serving the... more
On the front of No 39 Stert Street – Mason the draper’s – there is a blue plaque commemorating the... more
John Thomas Norris was Abingdon’s MP from 1857 until 1865. He was particularly helpful to the town... more


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