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Abingdon People

The Peyman family lived in Abingdon throughout the nineteenth century and were an established... more
John Morton was Abingdon’s MP from 1747 until 1770 and its recorder from 1753 until his death in... more
My grandfather, Basil Mayhead, was the last owner of the Lion Hotel on the north side of the High... more
The Knapps were a large but close-knit family originating in Chilton, a village between Abingdon... more
The history of Abingdon before the twentieth century is largely a story of family dynasties which... more
Frederick Thesiger was the most distinguished of Abingdon’s nineteenth century MPs, rising to the... more
Sampson Strong was the painter who was responsible for many of the portraits which to this day... more
The Stonhouse family – as they are now known – of Radley were influential and at times politically... more
It is not every schoolmaster who can retire to great wealth and a landed estate, but Robert... more
The Knollys family, based at Rotherfield Greys near Henley, were pre-eminent in Berkshire and... more
Albert Lock spent much of his adult life living in Abingdon where he was a well-known figure and is... more
Although he came to play a significant role in many aspects of Abingdon life, John Creemer Clarke... more
Oswald Jennings Couldrey is Abingdon’s best-known twentieth-century artist. He was born into a... more
The Tomkins were a large family who were particularly prominent in Abingdon from the mid-... more
The sixteenth century was a period of economic upheaval which provided great opportunities to the... more


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