With a very few exceptions all my ancestors lived in 4 adjoining counties and in very specific parts of those counties, Northamptonshire west of the Watling Street, Warwickshire north of Stratford on Avon, Oxfordshire north of Banbury and Leicestershire south of Leicester. Here is a brief, personal and entirely subjective view of the places my ancestors called home.

Based on my own visits to the villages to see at first hand the churches they attended (or got fined for not attending!), where redevelopment has not been too great the buildings and houses that would have been standing when they lived there (even if I don't know where exactly they lived), and in a few cases the actual houses they lived in, including in one exceptional case the cottage lived in by my ancestors in the early 1600s.


Constone cottage in Cropredy owned by my Hazlewood ancestors in the early 1600s

Links are provided to other pages containing less subjective histories of the places (including Trade Guide extracts), where such information is available. Places covered will be expanded in due course. Photographs are also being added (they are all mimimum resolution to keep file size down, the originals are 2 mega pixels and if anyone would like a better quality copy please let me know).

If you can add further information please let me know.




Arnesby, Burbage, Dadlington. Frolesworth, Peatling Magna,Sapcote, Scalford, Sharnford, Shenton, Sibson, Sutton Cheney


Abthorpe, Aston le Walls, Badby, Blakesley, Brockhall, Cold Higham, Everdon, Fawsley, Greatworth,Harlestone, Litchborough, Marston St Lawrence, Moreton Pinkney, Newnham, Preston Capes, Staverton, Thenford, Thorpe Mandeville, Weedon Bec, Whilton, Woodford Halse


Cropredy, Hanwell


Alveston, Ansty, Attleborough, Bulkington, Chilvers Coton, Nuneaton, Polesworth, Stockingford, Stretton on Dunsmore, Warmington, Wilnecote

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