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Yaxley People | Yaxley History

Farr Family

James Grey Farr was a chemist and grocer in Yaxley in 1910, running his store from 183 Main Street (in 2014 Sophie T’s Vintage Teashop). James Grey Farr was a descendent of Joseph Farr (1797-1888) of Long Sutton, Lincs. Joseph Farr was a cooper by trade and...

Rev. Frederick John Moule

Frederick John Moule was Vicar of St Peters from 1868 to 1891. He was the third son of Henry Moule [1801 – 1880] the vicar of Fordington and his wife Mary Mullett Evans. He was the first of their children to be born in Fordington on the 10th May 1830. He was...

Earl of Sandwich

Earl of Sandwich is a 17th-century title in the Peerage of England, nominally associated with Sandwich, Kent. It was created in 1660 for the prominent naval commander Admiral Sir Edward Montagu. He was made Baron Montagu, of St Neots in the County of Huntingdon, and...

Earl of Carysfort

Earl of Carysfort was a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1789 for the John Proby, 2nd Baron Carysfort. The Proby family descended from Sir Peter Proby, Lord Mayor of London in 1622. His great-great-grandson John Proby represented Huntingdonshire and...

Joseph Coles

Joseph Coles, born in 1832, was a reed merchant on Whittlesea Mere. The Coles family paid £700 per year to the Lord of the Manor for the fowling, reeding and fishing rights on the Mere. Following the drainage of the mere in 181, Joseph Coles discovered an object...

John Buckler

John Buckler, Snr (30 November 1770 – 6 December 1851) was a British artist and occasional architect who is best remembered for his many drawings of churches and other historic buildings, recording much that has since been altered or destroyed. Buckler’s...

Peter Dewint

Peter De Wint (21 January 1784 – 30 January 1849) was an English landscape painter. A number of his pictures are in the National Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum and The Collection, Lincoln. He died in London. De Wint painted several local scenes  including...

Warwick Davis

Warwick Ashley Davis (born 3 February 1970) is an English actor. He is most notable for playing the title characters in Willow and the Leprechaun film series, as well as for his roles in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and the Harry Potter films. More...

Peter Burroughs

Peter Burroughs (born January 27 1947) is an actor who has featured in many TV and film productions. At one time Peter ran a shop in the village and he is now a director of Willow Management. Burroughs’ daughter, Samantha, is married to actor Warwick Davis....

Olinthus Gregory

(Adapted by Margaret Long from an article in the October 1970 ‘Yaxley Magazine’) In the 1760′s or 1770′s there came to live in Yaxley a certain Robert Gregory, shoemaker and his wife Anne. Their children baptised in St Peter’s church were Olinthus Gilbert...

Neb Kujundzic

Nebojsa “Neb” Kujundzic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and came to England to study Engineering at Leeds University pre war. He spoke excellent English, was a talented musician and a popular student. In 1941 he was one of first group of students to be trained at the...

George Strickson – A Skating Champion

Source: Newspaper cutting (1957) A Skating Champion 50 Years Ago The People of Yaxley who mourned the death on July 23, of 79-year-old George Strickson, will hardly remember the old sportsman in this garb, or against the background. All-England Posing easily on his...

Slote

Slote References: De Brabandere (1993) gives reference to Slote in the 12th C. Variants, such as Elisabeth de Slota of Gent and Lucas van de Slote of Schelle were known in 1281 and 1575, respectively. One individual at Aartselaar was known as Willem van Sioet in 1617...

The Sweordora

The Sweordora were an Anglian tribe who, according to the Tribal Hidage [1] (which assessed their territory at 300 hides) lived in the vicinity of Sword Point, Whittlesey Mere, Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), probably in the 6th Century. [1] The Tribal...