DNA Testing

April 26th, 2017

Thank you for all who attended my talk on DNA testing yesterday. If you are interested in a test do go to
www.familytreedna.com and buy one before 28th April 2017 as there is a sale.

Those with good Oxfordshire ancestry going back in the county before 1880, for at least 3 generations, please join our Oxfordshire DNA group at www.familytreedna.com/public/oxfordshire. There are also plenty of groups for individual surnames, so once you have bought your test, join those groups too. You can belong to as many groups as you like once you have paid for a test.

Smith family

February 7th, 2017

We have someone seeking information on relatives of Leslie Frank Smith and Kathleen Florence
Smith née Wickens of Foxborough Lane, Crawley circa 1940. If you have details contact us here at this site.

New Minster Lovell Book

April 13th, 2016

The book on those who served in the military in the 20th century is now available. You can buy via this website (‘Buy’ section) or by contacting Graham Kew’s shop.Book cover War book small

Those who served in WWI and WWII

November 11th, 2015

Armistice Day 2015

 

The long-awaited book on Minster Lovell people who served in WWI and WWII is coming to completion. if you have stories, pictures or any other information please get in touch quickly. Send a reply to this message or contact Graham Kew or Sue Honore. The book will be ‘closed’ 25th November 2015.

 

 

 

 

Dore family

November 11th, 2015

Someone is interested in finding out more on the Dore family who lived in Minster Lovell in the 1920s-40s – related to Frank Dore born Hailey c 1877 and his wife Eliza Hurford from Bridgewater in Somerset (married 1897 in Bridgewater). Contact from any living relatives who are descendants of Frank’s siblings, children of Charles Dore (b 1834) of Hailey would be appreciated.

 

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Maternal DNA test sale

March 28th, 2014

FamilyTreeDNA is having a 4 day sale on maternal DNA testing, so if you have always wanted to check out your mother’s mother’s mother’s line and find a few cousins then this might be the time to do it. If you have multiple generations of Oxfordshire ancestry on your mother’s line then please register for the test via our Oxfordshire project www.familytreedna.com/public/Oxfordshire. If not, go through the main site www.familytreedna.com or find a suitable project via the project search capability.

Sale prices are as below:

mtDNAFullSequence: Addon and New Kits – was $199 US Now $139 US

mtHVR1toMEGA Upgrade: Was $149 US Now $99 US

mtHVR2toMEGA Upgrade: Was $159 US Now $89 US

If you haven’t tried DNA testing at all and have many generations of Oxfordshire family, then do please check out our Oxfordshire project. We are looking for more members, so we can trace Oxon ancestry, especially via surnames. We already have some Minster Lovell connections, so help make it more!

New edition of Graham Kew’s book on Minster Lovell

November 8th, 2013

The second edition of Graham Kew’s book containing history, walks, photos and legends on the village will be ready for Christmas 2013, priced at £9.99. To pre-order please phone Graham on 01993 775262.Grahams 2nd edition book 2013

People from Minster Lovell in WWI/WWII – do you have any information?

June 26th, 2013

Do you have any information on any of these men? We are putting together a book for the upcoming centenary of the First World War on those from Minster Lovell who served in WWI/WWII (or any other conflict) not just those who died in war. Please contact us via the Contact section if you have anything you can share!

James Harold Abraham
Edward Alsopp
Frederick Baker
Mark Baker
Stanley N. Bayliss
Horace Arthur Blake
William George Lovell Blake
George Bowles
Ernest Broad
Edward/Edwin Broadist
William Samuel Bullett
Albert Edward Butler
Harold Vipond Butler
Ivan Brogden Butler
Reginald Henry Butler
Albert James Clapton
Douglas Reginald Clapton
Sidney Joseph Constable
Daniel Cross
James William Cross
Sidney Bernard Cross
Thomas Lovell Cross
E. Crutch
Cyril Job Dix
Harold George Dix
John Dix
John Whiting Dix
William Charles Longman Jarvis
John Jones
Harold William Jordan
Philip Belcher Jordan
Francis John Kinchin-Smith
Henry Percy Lay
(William Edgar) Arnold Lenderyou
Henry Lock
Herbert Lock
Horace Lock
Carl Lovedon Luckett
Harold W. Messenger
Leonard Messenger
W. Millin
A. Mott
Thomas Frederick Norridge
Thomas Charles Payne
Charles Lovell Phipps
Francis John Pratley
George Pratley
John Saunders
Lancelot Vivian Raymond Seeley
Clement Charles Stratford
Henry Charles Stratford
William Arthur Stratford
Cyril Viner
James Warner

DNA testing for Oxfordshire family history

June 14th, 2013

For all of you who are keen on getting your DNA tested, FamilyTreeDNA have a sale on upgrades for Y-DNA testing for Father’s Day. Details are below. Do please join our Oxfordshire DNA project at www.familytreedna.com/public/oxfordshire if you have a long Oxfordshire heritage (going back into at least the nineteenth century over 4+ generations) and are being, or have been tested. To get decent results for comparison we recommend the Y-DNA 67 test for your surname/male line and the mtDNA fullsequence for the female line. So far we have some Harris family results from Minster Lovell in the project – let’s get some more from the village.
Notice from www.familytreedna.com:
From June 12, 2013 through June 19, 2013, we will reduce the following prices.
Y-DNA 12 to 25 was $49 Now $35
Y-DNA 12 to 37 was $99 Now $69
Y-DNA 12 to 67 was $189 Now $148
Y-DNA 25 to 37 was $49 Now $35
Y-DNA 25 to 67 was $148 Now $114
Y-DNA 25 to 111 was $249 Now $224
Y-DNA 37 to 67 was $99 Now $79
Y-DNA 37 to 111 was $220 Now $188
Y-DNA 67 to 111 was $129 Now $109
To order an upgrade at these special prices you may log into your personal page with your kit number and password. Click on the “Order Upgrade” button located on the right side of the menu bar. Then click on the “Special Offers” button.
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY 11:59pm, JUNE 19, 2013, TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICE.

Richard Potter of Charterville House

February 23rd, 2012

Richard Potter, a well-known heather grower lived in Minster Lovell from about 1900 until his death in 1922. Does anyone know if he actually grew heathers on his property while he lived here? Minster Lovell doesn’t have the best growing conditions for heathers, but we would like to solve a mystery.