"That makes me feel better - there are lots of lichens of various other colours on gravestones throughout that part of UK, so it makes sense. But still, time takes its toll - these gravestones will be illegible before long, with the constant…"
"Hi Cathryn Jean (Trafford) Roberts,
Welcome to our forum. When I saw the photo that you posted in your home page, I knew you had been following in my tracks. Here is my photo of the same gravestone:
I must admit that when I saw…"
"I received the following image from fellow researcher and Trafford descendant, Jackie Hughes, from her copy of the book "Kirtlington; An Historical miscellany", by Henry Shellard:
Mr. Shellard recounted his recollections of Kirtlington…"
"Thanks for that Ross. I'll start trying to connect the elder Jacob to his assumed grandson and great-granddaughter. If your hypoyhesis about the move re Blenheim is correct, then Jacob's children may have been born in the…"
Your Jacob is probably a grandson of Jacob Trafford (1680-1737) and Elizabeth Pollison. This elder Jacob was born in Wendlebury and later moved to Headington / Horspath. It is postulated that he moved to take up…"
"New member to the group!
My ggg-grandmother was Mary Trafford, bap. 25 Mar 1750 in Horspath, OXF. I believe that her parents were Jacob Trafford (b. abt 1725?) and Mary but would like any information that other members may have regarding…"
""Curiouser and curiouser"...
In 1851, William Trafford (Rebecca's brother) was living on Bath Street, Oxford, St. Clement's with his wife and family - occupation Baker. Though Lincoln's Inn is probably the one in London,…"
I have her narriage certificate and it gives her father as William Trafford baker Lincolns Inn so that may help narrow it down although we do not know when this might have been and whether the information is true. I did a quick search of…"
"Yes, Sarah was baptized 8 Jul 1821 in Kirtlington [TRAFFORD Sarah d Rebecca TRAFFORD | baker | Kirtlington] - no father mentioned in PRT.
Rebecca and John were married 18 Nov 1823 in Fritwell [HEATH John otp | TRAFFORD Rebecca of Kirtlington | Wit:…"
Yes Ibelieve that Sarah was born to Rebecca before she married John Heath. On Sarah's marriage certificate she names William Trafford as her father but I have not really looked at who this might be. probably a cousin as so happened…"
"Hi Pamela, I have just invited another descendant of Rebecca (Trafford) Heath (Janet Bott) to this group. I would say that a number of us would be interested in seeing your "details" about their trip aboard "Calcutta", etc. Do…"