People and Profiles

The lives of Deddington people tell the history of this parish whether they were Lords of the Manor or those who more humbly toil. In this section we have gathered together a large number of profiles which can be found listed alphabetically below.


Research A number of families in the parish have strongly influenced the way it has developed, notably the Rev Cotton Risley and the Churchill, Stilgoe and Maling families. Rob Forsyth and Jon Malings have researched these and many more in some depth. Rob Forsyth (338384) would welcome information on other families.

Deddington News Since its start in 1976, the DN provided a unique record of life in our parish. From their pages Mary Robinson has collected a large number of obituaries originally published under the title ‘Well Remembered’, together with a short series of profiles written by Ruth Johnson and Bill Marshall. Bill's profiles, written in 1982 of old Deddingtonians who were then in their 80s and 90s (so born around the turn of the century), paint a picture of rural life we can hardly imagine today. If you think we have missed anyone, please let Mary Robinson know (338272).

Brian Carter's photographic archive Many of the texts are accompanied by photographs from Brian Carter’s valuable record of residents between about 2000 and 2010, and we are extremely grateful to him for making these pictures available.

A Parish at War. This military history of the parish contains a number of Personal Stories. Because they focus mainly on military matters they are indentified in the index by the suffix (Mil)   

Index of Surnames in Alphabetical Order:

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I/J   K/L   M    N/O   P/Q   R   S   T   U/V   W   X/Y/Z

A number of other sources worth consulting are: