Thame Local History
15th Century Dates (1400 - 1499)

1415 Richard Quartermain inherited Rycote on the death of Nicholas Englefield. More
1419 First record of Baldington manor, 'subinfeudation' of Old Thame. More
1443 The north aisle of St Mary's church was reconstructed, with contributions from the town's leading merchants.
1445 A manorial court reported that the bridge at Scotsgrove was in decay.
1447 Richard Quartermain founded the Guild of St Christopher with a chantry at Thame. More
Richard and Sybil Quartermain founded the Almshouses at Thame for 6 men. More
1449 Consecration of Rycote Chapel. More
1473 Geoffrey Dormer bought Baldington manor and Place House. More
1474 Robin Hood games began at Thame. References
1477 Death of Richard Quartermain. More
1481 Geoffrey Dormer was presented for enclosing common pasture at Moreton.
1484 Plagues at Magdalen College and School caused migrations to Thame. References
1493 11 acres of land were enclosed for pasture at Cotmore Wells and a dwelling destroyed. References
1498 Baldington manor passed on by Geoffrey Dormer to his son. More

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