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Tithe maps and apportionment documents held at the Public Record Office for the parish of Newnham Murren (for the period 1840 - 1845 - actual date TBC) show that there were several Frewins occupying land and buildings in the Newnham Murren Parish.
Richard Frewin was occupying plot 60 on Crowmarsh Street (now called just "The Street"), the road running from Wallingford Bridge through Crowmarsh. The plot looks rather thin on the map.
The location is roughly here: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=461660&Y=189185&A=Y&Z =3">http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=461660&Y=189185&A=Y&Z=3 </a>.
Ordnance Survey coordinates 461660,189185
A James Frewin was occupying the plot a couple of doors down on the same side of Crowmarsh Street, plot 56, which looks to be about twice the size of plot 60.
Both plots 56 and 60 on Crowmarsh Street were owned by James Champion who seemed to be a fairly large landowner in the area.
The tithe maps show that the buildings on the south side of Crowmarsh Street were in the parish of Newnham Murren NOT Crowmarsh Gifford.
The boundary between Crowmarsh Gifford and Newnham Murren used to run down the middle of Crowmarsh Street, so the buildings on the north side of Crowmarsh Street were in the parish of Crowmarsh Gifford.
The tithe map also shows that Newnham Murren Parish started where Crowmarsh Street meets Wallingford Bridge.
The parish boundary then followed a south easterly route, down through Brixton Hill, almost as far as Nuffield Church, and then returned back on a direct westerly path almost following the Ridgeway path back to the River Thames. It met the river Thames just south of Newnham Farm, and then followed the river north back to Wallingford bridge.
The shape of Newnham Murren parish was, in effect, a large wedge shape area about 3 - 4 miles long by about a mile wide near the river Thames, and only a few hundred yards wide at the Nuffield church end.
Near to Nuffield Church on the tithe map, just above Mongewell Woods, there seemed to be a road or track (which may now be called "Ridgeway"), off of which there were two cottages at a junction (It's difficult to tell exactly where this would be today as the tithe map is hand drawn, is not to scale, and differs quite markedly from current maps).
The two cottages seem to have been within a short walking distance of Nuffield Church.
In one cottage on plot 230 lived a William Frewin, and almost next door, in another cottage on plot 231, lived a James Frewin. It isn't clear whether this latter James Frewin was the same person as the James Frewin living in a property on Crowmarsh Street.
William Frewin's plot 230, and James's Plot 213 were owned by William Toovey (the Vicar of Newnham Murren??).
The cottages were roughly in this area: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=466055&Y=187195&A=Y&Z =3">http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=466055&Y=187195&A=Y&Z=3 </a>.
Ordnance Survey Coordinates 466055,187195
PRO ref: IR27/101 Newnham Murren Tithe Maps and Apportionments
What is this database for?
What is this database for?
This database contains a collection of some of the thousands of bits of information about Frewin's, Frewin's, Fruin's and Fruen's etc that are publicly available in family archives, Census's, the IGI, Parish Records and similar sources.
In many instances, we have attempted to make some sense of the various fragments and give an outline of the most likely family structure as we currently understand it based on the limited information available.
Given the sheer amount of transcription work needed to create a database of individuals, and the very sparse nature of the evidence found in many early records, there will certainly be mistakes in this database!
The intention is that any mistakes will be ironed out as more information becomes available about the various individuals.
Therefore, please do not assume that the information found on this database is absolutely correct! Use the source information privided to check the record yourself and let us know if there are any corrections needed.
If you have information about any of the individuals on this database that is not already mentioned in the record, please contact us so that we can amend or correct the entry concerned.
The database is very much a work in progress. Please treat the information provided accordingly.
For further information, contact: Lawrence Frewin