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42 entries.
2nd January 2020:
I am looking into my family history and it appears my paternal grandfather lived on forest farm Elsfield according to the 1939 registry, he had a wife ELSIE MAY BERRY and my father DESMOND WALTER also living with him. I just wondered if anyone might have any old photos of the time or any information regarding either place or people. Many many thanks for any response.
I am looking into my family history and it appears my paternal grandfather lived on forest farm Elsfield according to the 1939 registry, he had a wife ELSIE MAY BERRY and my father DESMOND WALTER also living with him. I just wondered if anyone might have any old photos of the time or any information regarding either place or people. Many many thanks for any response.
22nd December 2019:
Great that the new website is live! Also great that this guestbook is (hopefully) now working again. The old guestbook was broken for 4 years!
Great that the new website is live! Also great that this guestbook is (hopefully) now working again. The old guestbook was broken for 4 years!
24th September 2015:
very interesting page. kind regards
very interesting page. kind regards
12th December 2014:
Very interesting and entertaining to learn all about my home village.
Very interesting and entertaining to learn all about my home village.
13th August 2013:
Just visited this site and notice comments made by Alison Foster regarding the marriage John Bridges of Drayton St Leonard where the roots of my family stem. Would be interested to hear more.
Just visited this site and notice comments made by Alison Foster regarding the marriage John Bridges of Drayton St Leonard where the roots of my family stem. Would be interested to hear more.
24th March 2013:
Very interesting site. My Great Great grandfather and grandmother Thomas John and Mary Ann Berry are listed as living here in the 1881 Census. He is listed as a gardener. They left for Canada in 1884. Any info about their time in Elsfield would be appreciated.
Very interesting site. My Great Great grandfather and grandmother Thomas John and Mary Ann Berry are listed as living here in the 1881 Census. He is listed as a gardener. They left for Canada in 1884. Any info about their time in Elsfield would be appreciated.
7th February 2013:
Interested in the Allams Elstons and Gammons of Elsfield
Interested in the Allams Elstons and Gammons of Elsfield
5th November 2012:
My mother Lesley lived in Elsfield as a child with her parents - lawrence and Gertrude - just seen a picture of them in the gallery. Came to visit Elsfield a couple of years ago to look at the mosaics in the church. since then Mum made contact with Rosie lane - who unfortunately died a couple of years ago. Lovely to look at the pictures.
My mother Lesley lived in Elsfield as a child with her parents - lawrence and Gertrude - just seen a picture of them in the gallery. Came to visit Elsfield a couple of years ago to look at the mosaics in the church. since then Mum made contact with Rosie lane - who unfortunately died a couple of years ago. Lovely to look at the pictures.
19th April 2012:
Brilliant site, my father was William Hambidge, brother of George so I know the area quite well, and remember when Mr & Mrs Hambidge Snr were living in a cottage at Sescut. My mother and aunt worked at the Manor during the time John Buchan was there, their father was also a gardener there at some point.
Brilliant site, my father was William Hambidge, brother of George so I know the area quite well, and remember when Mr & Mrs Hambidge Snr were living in a cottage at Sescut. My mother and aunt worked at the Manor during the time John Buchan was there, their father was also a gardener there at some point.
8th April 2012:
What a lovely site. I lived at Sescut Farm from 1954 to 1958ish! Then in Last Cottage Elsfield until about 1963. My maiden name was Burt. I was friends with Rose Pinker, Lesley Chandler, Rosie Lane, The Beddings, The Jones and Fred Maltby. Also the Willis' and Lois Watts. Also the Benson girls, daughters of the Vicar.
What a lovely site. I lived at Sescut Farm from 1954 to 1958ish! Then in Last Cottage Elsfield until about 1963. My maiden name was Burt. I was friends with Rose Pinker, Lesley Chandler, Rosie Lane, The Beddings, The Jones and Fred Maltby. Also the Willis' and Lois Watts. Also the Benson girls, daughters of the Vicar.
26th March 2012:
My parents used to live at Post Box cottage in Elsfield, I had two brothers Mark and Darren Brown, my parents were called Shirley and George. i only lived there for until i was 2 years old. We were and still are friends with the Bradfords, who used to run the farm. and also Mrs Sandford who used to live next door to us. i can still remember going up to play with Sally, Vicky and Phillip Bradford when i was a little girl and enjoy looking at the animals on their farm... that was the good old days.
My parents used to live at Post Box cottage in Elsfield, I had two brothers Mark and Darren Brown, my parents were called Shirley and George. i only lived there for until i was 2 years old. We were and still are friends with the Bradfords, who used to run the farm. and also Mrs Sandford who used to live next door to us. i can still remember going up to play with Sally, Vicky and Phillip Bradford when i was a little girl and enjoy looking at the animals on their farm... that was the good old days.
10th January 2012:
I just read the article of my meeting with Lady Tweedsmuir, and I do want to give thanks to the Elsfield archivist, for being instrumental in seeing that my story will be shared with anyone who is interested in learning of the kindness of this very nice Lady to a little girl. Speaking of kindness, my family and two very dear friends were welcomed into the home of two villagers where we all spent a most enjoyable afternoon, before being taken to the gravesite. We are all so appreciative. My Grandson was thrilled to see his picture, and is so happy people all over the world will be able to see him in England.
I just read the article of my meeting with Lady Tweedsmuir, and I do want to give thanks to the Elsfield archivist, for being instrumental in seeing that my story will be shared with anyone who is interested in learning of the kindness of this very nice Lady to a little girl. Speaking of kindness, my family and two very dear friends were welcomed into the home of two villagers where we all spent a most enjoyable afternoon, before being taken to the gravesite. We are all so appreciative. My Grandson was thrilled to see his picture, and is so happy people all over the world will be able to see him in England.
30th December 2011:
Hi. In response to a very old post, from Dr Diana Leitch, I can confirm that her Gt Grandma Ann Harris (bapt 1843) in Elsfield, did indeed marry John Bridges of Drayton St Leonard. John is my 1st cousin 4 x removed. Ann died in the March Qu of 1900, in Runcorn Cheshire. Her father, Robert Boddington Harris married Jane Mortimore, of Oakley Bucks, and the Harris' finished their days in Sutton Courtney. I had the pleasure of visiting Elsfield churchyard when I was researching my husband's family tree, and strangely coincided with the anniversary of one of their deaths. I returned a few days later and place a single rose on the grave. It was an honour to remember Elsfield's past residents, and to ensure they were not forgotten.
Hi. In response to a very old post, from Dr Diana Leitch, I can confirm that her Gt Grandma Ann Harris (bapt 1843) in Elsfield, did indeed marry John Bridges of Drayton St Leonard. John is my 1st cousin 4 x removed. Ann died in the March Qu of 1900, in Runcorn Cheshire. Her father, Robert Boddington Harris married Jane Mortimore, of Oakley Bucks, and the Harris' finished their days in Sutton Courtney. I had the pleasure of visiting Elsfield churchyard when I was researching my husband's family tree, and strangely coincided with the anniversary of one of their deaths. I returned a few days later and place a single rose on the grave. It was an honour to remember Elsfield's past residents, and to ensure they were not forgotten.
14th November 2011:
my great grandmother Mary (Edith) Cox worked as a housemaid at Elsfield Manor during the 1890's. Any record of her would be appreciated.
my great grandmother Mary (Edith) Cox worked as a housemaid at Elsfield Manor during the 1890's. Any record of her would be appreciated.
6th March 2009:
In my retirement I am travelling round Oxfordshire villages to take photographs. I havent visited Elsfield yet, but I hope to soon as I can.Good to see you have a village website. Many villages dont!
In my retirement I am travelling round Oxfordshire villages to take photographs. I havent visited Elsfield yet, but I hope to soon as I can.Good to see you have a village website. Many villages dont!
9th January 2009:
to Christine Hatt: my email as follows was returned- Just visited the website and viewed your request; my mother Kathleen is 91 and grew up there until 1940, she remembers the 'gentleman farmer' Jonny Hatt at Church Farm: he had 2 sons- Mervin, a doctor, and one who worked for Reuter; and 2 daughters- one (Gladys) married a Dutoit...the other was named Eileen. any use?
to Christine Hatt: my email as follows was returned- Just visited the website and viewed your request; my mother Kathleen is 91 and grew up there until 1940, she remembers the 'gentleman farmer' Jonny Hatt at Church Farm: he had 2 sons- Mervin, a doctor, and one who worked for Reuter; and 2 daughters- one (Gladys) married a Dutoit...the other was named Eileen. any use?
29th August 2008:
my great grand mother lived and worked in elsfield her name was francis gemima beckett taylor burns it was great to beable to see where my great grand mother lived her nick name was fanny gemima
my great grand mother lived and worked in elsfield her name was francis gemima beckett taylor burns it was great to beable to see where my great grand mother lived her nick name was fanny gemima
11th April 2008:
I visited Elsfield last summer, I wished to get a feel of the place as my mothers people had come from here in the 1790's Their name is Mobley and they worked on the Sescot Farm. I found Elsfield very quiet and peaceful. Regards Derrick Mutton
I visited Elsfield last summer, I wished to get a feel of the place as my mothers people had come from here in the 1790's Their name is Mobley and they worked on the Sescot Farm. I found Elsfield very quiet and peaceful. Regards Derrick Mutton
29th February 2008:
Hello My maternal grandmother, Kathleen Mary Simmonds, nee Warner, was born in Elsfield.
Hello My maternal grandmother, Kathleen Mary Simmonds, nee Warner, was born in Elsfield.
5th November 2007:
trying to find any information about my wifes father,he sadly died while she was still a baby.the only information we have got  is from her birth certificate. his name is gordon alfred willis he lived at 2 terrace cottages elsfield and he was an excavator driver ,he died around 1962,my wife and her mother moved to nottingham soon after the death.we think he may be buried in the churchyard at elsfield. thank you, david toon
trying to find any information about my wifes father,he sadly died while she was still a baby.the only information we have got  is from her birth certificate. his name is gordon alfred willis he lived at 2 terrace cottages elsfield and he was an excavator driver ,he died around 1962,my wife and her mother moved to nottingham soon after the death.we think he may be buried in the churchyard at elsfield. thank you, david toon

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