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Aston Rowant

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Go to Class of 1750 for a photo diary of the Aston Rowant Family History Reunion  


The church at Aston Rowant is dedicated to SS Peter and Paul.



The following information has been obtained from the guide book.

The original church, comprising a nave and small chancel, is probably 11th century, although there may have been a Saxon church in existence pre-Conquest.

Below is a photo of the altar in the chancel, which was added or enlarged in the 13th century.

The altar slab now in use was found buried in the chancel in 1884, and is possibly the original.



Below is pictured the South Chapel, added in the 14th century.



Below shows the nave, and the pulpit which is said to be Jacobean.  The pews date back to the 1850 restoration, as does the glass in the east window.



Below can be seen the Tower, also added in the 14th century.  It originally included a spire, taken down in 1811.  Six bells are hung on the second floor.







John NEWELL married Ann ?

He was buried at Adwell, OXF 25 December 1753

Ann was also buried at Adwell 5 May 1779, leaving a Will


Their children were

  Christopher NEWELL baptised 22 Apr 1728 buried 12 Mar 1748

Elizabeth NEWELL baptised 8 Oct 1729 married John CROXFORD

John NEWELL baptised 27 Jan 1730 buried 30 Nov 1739

Joseph NEWELL baptised 22 November 1732

For his marriage and family go to Thame, OXF

Anne NEWELL baptised 17 September 1734 married John VARNUM

Esther NEWELL baptised 12 November 1736 married William COLES

Mary NEWELL baptised 13 December 1738 married Moses WEST

William NEWELL baptised 31 December 1740

John NEWELL baptised 19 January 1742

Thomas NEWELL baptised 11 February 1744

Sarah NEWELL baptised 22 April 1747

Jenny NEWELL baptised 28 October 1750


The first 3 and last 4 children were baptised at Adwell, the others at Aston Rowant

When Joseph married in 1765, he was said to be from Postcombe, as was his mother Ann when she made her Will in 1774


This information is repeated on the Adwell Page.