On Monday, 23 November 2015, Tony Hadland will talk to Oxfordshire FHS on:
Papists at the Manor – The Yates and Throckmortons of the Vale of White Horse
In the 17th and 18th centuries, against the odds, Buckland in the Vale of White Horse became one of the most Catholic parishes in southern England. This was due to the lords of the manor, the Yate and Throckmorton families, harbouring Catholic chaplains at a time when this was strictly illegal. Another branch of the Yate family lived nearby at Lyford, where they sheltered clandestine nuns and the Jesuit Edmund Campion. By the time legal penalties were lifted, Buckland’s Catholic congregation numbered 200. The Throckmorton family, successors to the Yates, then erected the first Catholic Church in the Vale of White Horse since the Reformation. Much of this story has been airbrushed out of history but this talk puts that right.
We meet at the Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB, with the talk starting at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:15pm, when there will be advisors offering computer and genealogy help, books for sale, and tea and coffee available.
Non-members are very welcome.
For details of future talks, see www.ofhs.org.uk