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Parish of Harding - where is/was it?
« on: Monday 05 February 18 14:15 GMT (UK) »
John Eltom widower and Catherine Bartlett spinster were married in Great Bedwyn, Wilts on 5 Dec 1768. Catherine was otp, but John was of the parish of Harding in the county of Oxford. Does anyone know where Harding is?
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Parish of Harding - where is/was it?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:26 GMT (UK) »
Lizzie -
John Eltom widower and Catherine Bartlett spinster were married in Great Bedwyn, Wilts on 5 Dec 1768. Catherine was otp, but John was of the parish of Harding in the county of Oxford. Does anyone know where Harding is?

Harpsden, just south of Henley.

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Re: Parish of Harding - where is/was it?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:32 GMT (UK) »
As Wendy suggests, Phillimore's atlas has no Harding parish listed in Oxfordshire. However, I keyed Harding, Oxfordshire into google maps and there is both a Harding Way and a Harding Road in Abingdon, as well as a Harding Close in Faringdon.

Perhaps it was a small place that got swallowed up by a bigger town.
BRICKWALL - WILLIAM HORWOOD bn c.1779 in or near Berks. N.B. NOT s/o William & Joanna in Waltham St Lawrence.

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Re: Parish of Harding - where is/was it?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:45 GMT (UK) »
Just found this by googling:

Harpsden
The village of Harpsden is mentioned in the
Domesday Book as Harpendene, meaning valley
of the harp. It has also had the alternative name of Harding on the county maps of
Oxfordshire

Apologies to Wendy.

I have Harpsden PRs but can't see any Bartlett baptisms - just a couple of earlier marriages.
BRICKWALL - WILLIAM HORWOOD bn c.1779 in or near Berks. N.B. NOT s/o William & Joanna in Waltham St Lawrence.

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Re: Parish of Harding - where is/was it?
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 February 18 14:54 GMT (UK) »
Jill -

It has also had the alternative name of Harding on the county maps of
Oxfordshire

Apologies to Wendy.


Thank you!

My source was "Oxfordshire Parish Registers and Bishops Transcripts", by Colin Harris, one of the OFHS Vice-Presidents.  The book is given free to all new members.  It details all parishes in Oxfordshire, but also gives "other names" of places.

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Re: Parish of Harding - where is/was it?
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 February 18 15:23 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both for your help. It looks like this John is likely to be connected to the Shiplake / Henley Eltham / Eltam / Eltoms than the Bampton group.
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate