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the Minster Lovell experience

Family history

We are looking for:

  • Family trees of Minster Lovell residents from the middle ages to 20th century
  • Any stories of life in Minster Lovell from residents/previous residents. If you are willing to be interviewed, even better!
  • Photos, documents or objects relating to Minster Lovell that we can copy/photograph and return.

We have a team of villagers researching village families who will be grateful for any information you have.

Please contact us with details of what you can share or would like us to search. Please note that the information gathered will eventually be accessible to the public, so please ensure you have the copyright for any copyrightable material sent to us and permission to publish your information.

Some common surnames in Minster Lovell: Basson, Beale, Bennett, Bishop, Blake, Bridgeman, Busby, Butler, Carpenter, Clapton, Coombes, Cooper, Cox, Cross, Dalton, Farmer, Green, Harris, Hearne, Holloway, Hunt, Lock, Mobey, Norridge, Parker, Pratley, Price, Smith, Townsend, Tufrey, Wheeler, Wyatt


The talks for Spring 2019 are in the Events page of this website.

If you can't think of a Christmas present, why not a DNA test? Our Oxfordshire group is looking for males whose surnames are based in Oxfordshire back in history, who are willing to buy a Y-37 or Y-67 test. There is a Christmas sale on until 31 December 2018 at and Oxfordshire testers can then join the Oxfordshire project. Contact dna (at sign) if you have questions on tests and the Oxfordshire project.

There is a DNA sale on for 14-21 November 2018. We need more Oxfordshire people tested. See the blog for details.

We need Oxfordshire males whose surname was in the county before 1875 to buy a DNA test for an Oxfordshire research project. See the blog for details.

New book published on those who served in the military in the 20th century. Now 3 books available to buy.