Tysoe is a border parish adjoining Oxfordshire and made up of three villages, Upper, Middle and Lower Tysoe, all on the hill slopes. It is about three miles south east of Kineton. Lower Tysoe is sometimes called Temple Tysoe, the manors were held by the Knights Templars and later by the Knights Hospitallers. The parish church in Middle Tysoe is attractively sited.

DIOCESE: Worcester. HUNDRED: Kington. UNION: Shipston-on-Stour

This parish is now in the Diocese of Coventry. The Vicar of Tysoe with Compton Wynyates, Oxhill and Tysoe may be contacted at david.knight20@virgin.net

ADJOINING PARISHES: Kineton, Radway, Ratley, the Oxfordshire parishes of Sherington and Swalcliffe, Compton Wynyates, Oxhill.
Parish Registers: Christenings: 1575-1900
Marriages: 1575-1947
Burials: 1575-1898
Banns: 1754-1813 1824-1948.

Bishop's Transcripts : Begin 1620 WOR IGI: Christenings: 1813-1885, Marriages: 1768-1895. Widely available; BMSGH(PS)

Printed, The Parish Registers of Tysoe, by D.B.Woodfield and members of BMSGH. 1976. Contains CMB 1575-1837 and includes Memorial Inscriptions and other documents. CMB 1575-1857 IHGS

NONCONFORMIST: Roman Catholic: see Source Material and C, M & R Vol.2

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS: Yard pre 1812, with plan. STR
Church and Yard WAR
(This survey by Tysoe Local History Group, there is a plan of the churchyard).
Ch.Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary BMSGH m/fiche , WAR , SoG , BIR 1812 IHGS

PROBATE RECORDS: WOR (Note, Wills proved at Canterbury to 1700 and proved at Worcester to 1652 are listed in The Parish Registers of Tysoe, see above.) PCC Wills 1700, Worcester Wills 1652 IHGS

1851 BIR
1851 BMSGH SI v.13 SoG , BIR
1851 vXIII (RR) , SoG
1881 BCP , BMSGH(PS)

Burial 1813-1837
Marriage 1575-1707

MANORIAL RECORDS: Court Rolls 1479-1483, 1718. Rent account 1580.

DEEDS: Deeds, wills etc in the deposit of Herbert & Franklin, Solicitors, Banbury. Deeds 1663, 1703-1850.

OTHER SOURCES: Ainge family 1835-1857.
Badger of Tysoe, papers etc 1593-1838.
Maps of Lord Northampton's estates c1770.
Estate plans 1791, 1796.
Rentals and accounts for the Earl of Northampton's estates.
Inclosure Commissioners' Minute Book 1796-1840, and Inclosure award 1798.
Joseph Ashby of Tysoe, M.K.Ashby, 1974.
A True Village History: 1.Tysoe families, 2.The condition of the village (Two articles which appeared in The Countryman Vol.38 No.2 1948 and Vol.39 No.2 Summer 1949. They were reprinted in Nos.28 and 29 of the Journal of the BMSGH (Feb and May 1973).
A Hundred Years of Poor Law in a Warwickshire Village (Tysoe), A.W.Ashby, (Oxford Studies in Social and Legal History, Vol.III 1912)
The Parish Registers of Tysoe, contains a transcript of the Subsidy Roll of Edward II (1332) and Hearth Tax 1662,1671 BMSGH (RL) , IHGS
Parish magazines 1889-1932 (incomplete).
Ward collection drawings.

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