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Abingdon People

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
Henry Forty, preacher and occasional religious writer, was the first professional minister to lead... more
Airey Neave was the last but one MP for the Berkshire county constituency of Abingdon which was... more
William Blacknall came to Abingdon in the mid-sixteenth century and made a fortune in local... more
Geoffrey Trease was one of the most prolific authors of his time with no fewer than 113 books and... more
Oliver Sansom, leader of the Quakers in the Vale of White Horse, was born in 1636 in Beedon but of... more
  Thomas Medlycott was recorder of Abingdon, 1675-86 and 1687-9. He had been born in London in 1628... more
Simon Harcourt was of a gentry family whose seat was at Stanton Harcourt. He was educated at a... more


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