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Nicola Topsom wrote on 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.
David Toon wrote on 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
zurrik wrote on 20th August 2007
Great people. We have a marvelous time.
Great people. We have a marvelous time.
Geoffrey Clark wrote on 13th January 2007
I saw mention of the name Ellsfield in Boswell's Life of Johnson. It seems to have lost an L along the way but appears as beautiful as ever.
I saw mention of the name Ellsfield in Boswell's Life of Johnson. It seems to have lost an L along the way but appears as beautiful as ever.
Charles Firman wrote on 14th November 2006
I made an entry some time ago but it apparently didn't register. My Grandfather (also Charles Firman) was born at Elsfield Manor in the late 1800's. His father was the butler. If anyone has any info from this period it would be greatly appreciated.
I made an entry some time ago but it apparently didn't register. My Grandfather (also Charles Firman) was born at Elsfield Manor in the late 1800's. His father was the butler. If anyone has any info from this period it would be greatly appreciated.
Carol Derisi wrote on 24th October 2006
I am looking forward to visiting Elsfield as my great great great grandparents lived there in the 1800s. Their names were Joseph (born in 1809) and Mary Lock and they had 14 children. I am descended from their daughter Matilda who was born in 1854 and married Thomas Stopp from Islip.
I am looking forward to visiting Elsfield as my great great great grandparents lived there in the 1800s. Their names were Joseph (born in 1809) and Mary Lock and they had 14 children. I am descended from their daughter Matilda who was born in 1854 and married Thomas Stopp from Islip.
Becky wrote on 15th March 2006
WALKER, Joseph was a Gamekeeper in Elsfield in 1861. I believe him to be my great great grandfather. I am assuming he was a Gamekeeper on the Manor estate, but I am not sure. Is anyone able to advise? Many thanks
WALKER, Joseph was a Gamekeeper in Elsfield in 1861. I believe him to be my great great grandfather. I am assuming he was a Gamekeeper on the Manor estate, but I am not sure. Is anyone able to advise? Many thanks
Ellen Bauer wrote on 14th September 2005
God Bless you all for your part in restoring/maintaining the Elsfield church. Thank you for putting the pictures & history online. A family of my ancestors were baptized & married in that church & no doubt buried on the grounds. I'm sure they would be pleased to know that their place of worship is still cherished & cared for. May your efforts be blessed. Are there any descendants of Anthony Clay & Elizabeth Roberts among the current parishioners?
God Bless you all for your part in restoring/maintaining the Elsfield church. Thank you for putting the pictures & history online. A family of my ancestors were baptized & married in that church & no doubt buried on the grounds. I'm sure they would be pleased to know that their place of worship is still cherished & cared for. May your efforts be blessed. Are there any descendants of Anthony Clay & Elizabeth Roberts among the current parishioners?
william john buchan wrote on 30th January 2005
my interest is self evident in my name (buchan). just read the presbyterian cavalier and thought i'd search on elsfield, might visit someday
my interest is self evident in my name (buchan). just read the presbyterian cavalier and thought i'd search on elsfield, might visit someday
Vicky wrote on 26th January 2005
Nice site! I came here through browsing for John Buchan stuff, as I'm a bit of a fan. I went to his school in Glasgow, where, of course, we proudly read The 39 Steps, and I'm now a student at Oxford University - not at Buchan's college, Brasenose, but living within a stone's throw of it. I must come and see Elsfield one day.
Nice site! I came here through browsing for John Buchan stuff, as I'm a bit of a fan. I went to his school in Glasgow, where, of course, we proudly read The 39 Steps, and I'm now a student at Oxford University - not at Buchan's college, Brasenose, but living within a stone's throw of it. I must come and see Elsfield one day.
Tony Dowland wrote on 20th June 2004
I live in Winchester (Hants) and I recently met a man from Seattle USA. He has connections with your village and in anxious to trace his family history (surname : WADLEY). Is that name known to you? Will the Church have any Parish records I might consult on his behalf? He understands that there is a place named "Wadley Hill" in or near Elsfield. Would appreciate any help. Regards - Tony Dowland (0962) 881874
I live in Winchester (Hants) and I recently met a man from Seattle USA. He has connections with your village and in anxious to trace his family history (surname : WADLEY). Is that name known to you? Will the Church have any Parish records I might consult on his behalf? He understands that there is a place named "Wadley Hill" in or near Elsfield. Would appreciate any help. Regards - Tony Dowland (0962) 881874
Mark Brown wrote on 23rd March 2004
it is nice to find that there is a sight for the village that i come from.I used to live in post box cottage (next to mrs sandford) for the first nine years of my life.I can just remember the post office and the school (38yrs old).I love the place greatly and visit it and beckley (my school) every once in a while. You are very lucky people to live in a place like this. Mark
it is nice to find that there is a sight for the village that i come from.I used to live in post box cottage (next to mrs sandford) for the first nine years of my life.I can just remember the post office and the school (38yrs old).I love the place greatly and visit it and beckley (my school) every once in a while. You are very lucky people to live in a place like this. Mark
sarah shaw wrote on 21st February 2004
wonderful website! A friend of ours sent us this piece of information about Elsfield- It made me wonder if we could paste bits like this together to make a local history? I'll try and fish out what Boswell has to say on Johnson's visit. 'Thought you might like another scrap of Elsfield history. Second World War poet Keith Douglas (1920-44), letter to Toni Bennett, October 1939: 'So I thought to myself ah, I'll go for a walk to see about the riding at Elsfield, and then when I come back there'll be a note waiting for me. So here I come, very tired of walking...' , ed. Desmond Graham, (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2000), p. 84. Douglas was a keen rider.'
wonderful website! A friend of ours sent us this piece of information about Elsfield- It made me wonder if we could paste bits like this together to make a local history? I'll try and fish out what Boswell has to say on Johnson's visit. 'Thought you might like another scrap of Elsfield history. Second World War poet Keith Douglas (1920-44), letter to Toni Bennett, October 1939: 'So I thought to myself ah, I'll go for a walk to see about the riding at Elsfield, and then when I come back there'll be a note waiting for me. So here I come, very tired of walking...' , ed. Desmond Graham, (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2000), p. 84. Douglas was a keen rider.'
Dr Diana Leitch wrote on 12th February 2004
My gtgtgrandfather Robert Boddington Harris was christened in your church in March 1817. His 7 brothers and sisters were too as the Harris family seemed to live there from about 1786. He married Jane? from Oakley, Bucks and my gtgrandmother, Ann Harris, born 1843 was also christened in your church. The family then seemed to move to Sutton Courtenay where Ann married my gtgrandfather, John Bridges, who came from Drayton St Leonard. They moved to St Helens in Lancashire in 1873 so that he could work in the chemical industry which was developing there. Their descendents are mainly scientists who live in the NW England. Are there any Harris gravestones in your churchyard and any other descendents of this family that you would know of? I hope to visit your village sometime and I think the website is delightful.
My gtgtgrandfather Robert Boddington Harris was christened in your church in March 1817. His 7 brothers and sisters were too as the Harris family seemed to live there from about 1786. He married Jane? from Oakley, Bucks and my gtgrandmother, Ann Harris, born 1843 was also christened in your church. The family then seemed to move to Sutton Courtenay where Ann married my gtgrandfather, John Bridges, who came from Drayton St Leonard. They moved to St Helens in Lancashire in 1873 so that he could work in the chemical industry which was developing there. Their descendents are mainly scientists who live in the NW England. Are there any Harris gravestones in your churchyard and any other descendents of this family that you would know of? I hope to visit your village sometime and I think the website is delightful.
christine hatt wrote on 18th August 2003
Just found out that there were some HATT's living in your village at the turn of the 20th century. Do you have a village History Society? Can anybody help me track down where John Daniel and his family lived and farmed? I am doing a talk about HATT ABODES in September and any help would be welcome. I only live in Maidenhead, so it would be easy for me to come and take photos. Many Thanks, Christine
Just found out that there were some HATT's living in your village at the turn of the 20th century. Do you have a village History Society? Can anybody help me track down where John Daniel and his family lived and farmed? I am doing a talk about HATT ABODES in September and any help would be welcome. I only live in Maidenhead, so it would be easy for me to come and take photos. Many Thanks, Christine
Daphne Edgar wrote on 16th July 2003
Having visited your church today, Wednesday 16th July, to meet the Vicar and Mrs Caroline Brown, I want to thank you for showing us your new rooms and the description of your fundraising etc. We were all impressed, and hopefully those who had fears will have food for thought. Again our sincere thanks. Daphne Edgar/
Having visited your church today, Wednesday 16th July, to meet the Vicar and Mrs Caroline Brown, I want to thank you for showing us your new rooms and the description of your fundraising etc. We were all impressed, and hopefully those who had fears will have food for thought. Again our sincere thanks. Daphne Edgar/
Andrew Lownie wrote on 13th June 2003
I am John Buchan's most recent biographer and readers might be interested to know that my book 'The Presbyterian Cavalier' will be published by David Godine in August. There should also be a Canadian edition next year. I can also supply the three volume complete short stories published by Thistle Publishing and the complete short stories published by Scottish Cultural Press which I edited.
I am John Buchan's most recent biographer and readers might be interested to know that my book 'The Presbyterian Cavalier' will be published by David Godine in August. There should also be a Canadian edition next year. I can also supply the three volume complete short stories published by Thistle Publishing and the complete short stories published by Scottish Cultural Press which I edited.
alberon wrote on 27th October 2002
Great homepage!
Great homepage!
Diethelm Wolter wrote on 23rd July 2002
Thank you very muchr these informations. I am a reader from John Buchan since many years and I like his books more than many others.
Thank you very muchr these informations. I am a reader from John Buchan since many years and I like his books more than many others.
Tim wrote on 21st June 2002
We'll have to find a nice picture of Echo for the web site...
We'll have to find a nice picture of Echo for the web site...

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