Titchfield, Hampshire, England


Notes: Titchfield is a village in southern Hampshire, by the River Meon. The village has a history stretching back to the 6th century. During the medieval period, the village operated a small port and market. Near to the village are the ruins of Titchfield Abbey, a place with strong associations with Shakespeare, through his patron, the Earl of Southampton.

The first people mentioned as inhabiting the area were a tribe, the Meonwara.[4] The tribe were part of the Jutes originating from Denmark who founded the village during the 6th century.[5] The name of Titchfield comes from the Old English ticcen, meaning kid or young goat, and feld, meaning field. Therefore, the meaning of Titchfield is 'open lands where kids are kept'.[6]

St Peter’s Church, Titchfield, was established in about 680 making it one of the oldest used churches in England.[7] Though only a few parts of the original structure survive, the church contains a mixture of building styles, since it was expanded and redeveloped to include additional space. Within the church is the resplendent tomb of Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, who when Lord Chancellor, personally tortured Anne Askew.[8]

The Domesday Book in 1086 mentions "Ticefelle": with a mill, a market and farms. It was a successful community, though tiny by today’s standards with a population of 160.[5] The Doomesday book entry for Titchfield states "The King holds TICEFELLE. It is a berewick, and belongs to MENESTOCHES. King Edward held it. There are 2 hides; but they have not paid geld. (There) is land for 15 ploughs. In (the) demesne (there are) but 2 oxen (animalia), and (there are) 16 villeins and 13 borders with 9 ploughs. There are 4 serfs, and a mill worth 20 shillings. The market and toll (are worth) 40 shillings."[9]

A further variation in the spelling may be seen in a Mediaeval legal record, where it appears as "Thechefeld".[10]

Titchfield has long been a centre for business, with the village once having a small port. There were also tanneries (some of the buildings still exist), a market, a fair, brewers, craftsmen, traders and other business people. It is recorded that Henry V before Agincourt and Charles I before his imprisonment at Carisbrooke rested in the town.[9]

A Market Hall was built in Titchfield Square by the 3rd Earl of Southampton in the early 17th century.


Latitude: 50.84902569999997, Longitude: -1.2354298


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Littlefield, Francis  About 1565Titchfield, Hampshire, England I416


Matches 1 to 12 of 12

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Christened    Person ID 
1 Austin, Agnes  1 Feb 1596/97Titchfield, Hampshire, England I50
2 Littlefield, Anne  8 Apr 1601Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18228
3 Littlefield, Anne  11 Feb 1615/16Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18230
4 Littlefield, Edmund  27 Jun 1592Titchfield, Hampshire, England I418
5 Littlefield, Edward  17 Feb 1617/18Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18231
6 Littlefield, Frances  6 Oct 1605Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18229
7 Littlefield, Francis  17 Jun 1619Titchfield, Hampshire, England I419
8 Littlefield, Francis Jr  24 Mar 1635/36Titchfield, Hampshire, England I962
9 Littlefield, James  18 Jun 1598Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18227
10 Littlefield, John  13 Jan 1610/11Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18225
11 Littlefield, Nicholas  24 Jul 1595Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18226
12 Littlefield, Nicholas  28 Aug 1608Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18224


Matches 1 to 9 of 9

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Anne  5 Jul 1619Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18223
2 Mary  29 Oct 1605Titchfield, Hampshire, England I417
3 Austin, Richard  15 Feb 1622Titchfield, Hampshire, England I49
4 Littlefield, Anne  10 Apr 1601Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18228
5 Littlefield, Anne  02 Jan 1616/17Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18230
6 Littlefield, Edward  13 Jun 1635Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18231
7 Littlefield, Frances  29 Oct 1605Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18229
8 Littlefield, Francis  22 Oct 1618Titchfield, Hampshire, England I416
9 Littlefield, Nicholas  12 Aug 1595Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18226


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Inventory    Person ID 
1 Littlefield, Francis  29 Oct 1618Titchfield, Hampshire, England I416


Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Married    Person ID 
1 Austin, Emlen or Ellen  2 Nov 1640Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18242
2 Littlefield, James  17 Jan 1618/19Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18227
3 Littlefield, Mary  25 Jan 1607Titchfield, Hampshire, England I18222


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Will    Person ID 
1 Littlefield, Francis  21 Oct 1618Titchfield, Hampshire, England I416


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Littlefield /   14 Jul 1606Titchfield, Hampshire, England F446
2 Littlefield / Austin  16 Oct 1614Titchfield, Hampshire, England F72

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