Archive

Marcham Society has an extensive archive of local photographs (old and new), family records, parish records, press cuttings, documents, indentures and wills, maps, a survey of the gravestones in the churchyard and cemetery and surveys of the local wildlife (plantlife, birds etc.).

We have a project to catalogue the archive and make the catalogue available online, with simple search capabilities. Meanwhile if you wish to consult the archive please call the Archivist, Elizabeth Whitehouse on 01865 391389 or contact us.


Using the archive for family history: The Stone Family

Record of Memorials

Photographs of gravestones North face
Sacred to the memory of WILLm. STONE of Marcham Green, who departed this life April 3rd 1844 aged 48 years and also of ESTHER ELIZth. LYNE STONE only daughter of the late WILLm STONE who departed this life June 23rd 1848 aged 22 years.

Also of Henry LEWIS eldest son of the late WILLm. STONE who departed this life March 25th 1851 aged 26 years and of EDWARD WILLm. second sone of the late WILLm. STONE who departed this life Sept 2nd 1853 aged 24 years.

East face
Sacred to the memory of MARY widow of the late WILLm. WARE of Latton, Wilts and of the late WILLm. STONE of Marcham Green who departed this life March 5th 1856 aged 63 years.

South face
Erected in affectionate remembrance of THOMAS EDWIN second son of the late WILLIAM WARE of Latton, Wilts, who departed this life August 21st 1856 aged 41 years.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord
Even so saith the Spirit for they rest from their labours".

West face
Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM JESSE eldest son of the late WILLIAM WARE of Latton, Wilts who departed this life March 28th 1840 aged 28 years.

Parish Records, Baptisms and Burials

Burials

10 April 1844 William Stone, aged 48 years
27 June 1848 Esther Stone, aged 22 years
28 March 1851 Henry Stone, aged 26 years
7 September 1853 Edward Stone, aged 25 years
11 March 1856 Mary Stone, aged 62 years
1856 Thomas Edwin Ware, aged 41 years
1840 William Jesse Ware, aged 28 years

Transcribed by John Tyrrell, Marcham Society

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Trade Directories

Billing's Directory and Gazeteer of Berks and Oxon 1854

Extract from directory

Wills

A Will in the Archive'

Will proved at Oxford 10th Sept. 1885. A copy was obtained from The Probate Registry.

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Electoral Registers

1840 William Stone, Marcham, Freehold house and land, in his own occupation.
  William Stone, Sen., Marcham, Freehold house and land, Church St. in his own occupation.
  Richard Stone, Sen., Marcham, Freehold house and land, in his own occupation.
  Richard Stone, Jun., Marcham, 30 acres of land.
1850 William Stone, Sen., Marcham, Freehold house and land, Church St. occupied by self.
  Richard Stone, Sen., Marcham, Freehold house and land, occupied by self.
  Richard Stone, Jun., Marcham, occupier of the house and land, The Buildings Farm.

Census Records (1841-1901)

1841 Census HO 107/0024/11 MARCHAM

Surname Forename Age Occupation
STONE William 45 Maltster
STONE Mary 50
STONE Henry 16
STONE Esther 14
STONE Edward 12
WARE Thomas 25
WARE Sarah 25
WARE Mary 1
WYATT Elizabeth 30 FS
BUCKLE Ann 15 FS

1851 Census HO 107/1688 MARCHAM

Surname Forename Relation to Head of House Condition as to Marriage Age Occupation Where Born Where Living
STONE Mary HD w 59 Maltster & Farmer 200a
9 men
WIL Latton
WARE Thomas SO u 36 Farmer's son WIL Latton
STONE Edward SO u 23 Farmer's son BRK Marcham
WARE Sarah DL w 35 Annuitant BRK Marcham
WARE Mary GD   11 Scholar BRK Sutton
WARD Thomas SV m 52 Maltman BRK Abingdon
SMALLBONE Harriott SV u 21 Cook BRK Frilford
FOX Mercy SV u 19 Housemaid BRK Garford

All this information can be used to produce a family tree.

By 1855 Mary Stone was a widow for the second time and four of her children had predeceased her. She died in April a year later, followed by the death of her eldest son, Thomas Ware in August 1856. The only surviving members of this family were Sarah Ware, the widow of William Ware and their daughter Mary. They left Marcham and went to live in Oxford.

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