A village in the north of Oxfordshire on a hilltop site bounded on three sides by the river Cherwell and its tributary streams. Nearby hamlets are Clifton and Hempton, whilst larger Adderbury lies to the north and was the location of an early Quaker meeting house. About 3 km to the West is Barford St Michael, Oxon, whils a similar distance to the south lay Duns Tew, Oxon, and North Aston, Oxon.
Deddington was formerly part of the lands held by Eynsham Abbey.The local stone gives a rich hue to the older buildings and is locally full of fossils. Fragments of which occasionally turn up the local fields. The picture below shows a handful found on a local footpath and gathered together for effect, the bit of belemnite is about 2cm long, so these are tiny fragments.
A selection of those that had, or might have had, connections with this family.
The HUTTON family were based at Adderbury Grounds Papermill
for two generations. For more details see the history
of Adderbury Grounds Papermill. That page also discusses
links with the HATTON papermakers of the Burford, Oxon.,
There was a family by the name of HATTON at Duns Tew, Oxon, a village lying only 3 km to the south of Deddington. By the 19th C many were bakers, blacksmiths and/or farmers. The Edward HATTON buried in the churchyard at Deddington appears to be from that branch.
The Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies holds a release and settlement of an estate in Maids Moreton, Buckinghamshire, on the marriage in 1750 of one William HUTTON to a Miss Mary TURNER. This also refers to an estate in Clifton near Deddington, Oxon (Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies: Uthwatt Estate, D 136/5/(1)). This family had links, by marriage, with the KEMPSTERs of Upton, Oxfordshire.
January 17th 1858
Aged 83 Years”
[This appears to be the Edward who was christened 3 Mar 1776 in Deddington, son of John]
Ann Wife of
Died 12 March 18[46?]
[This is probably the Ann ARIS who married Edward HATTEN in Duns Tew on 19 Apr 1802]
As the EMBERLIN family took over various paper mills from the HUTTON and HATTON family of Deddignton, Oxon., and Burford, Oxon., they may be related. There is more detail for the family inthe history of Adderbury Grounds Papermill.
A selection of links to other sites with information about this place