Chilton (St. Mary)
CHILTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Thame, hundred of Ashendon, county of Buckingham, 3½ miles (N. by W.) from Thame; containing, with the hamlet of Easington, 364 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, net income, £67; patron and impropriator, Charles Spencer Ricketts, Esq. The church contains some fine monuments to the Croke family, of whom Sir George Croke, Knt., the celebrated lawyer, famous for his determined opposition to the tax of ship-money, in the reign of Charles I., was born and lies buried here. Nicholas Almond, in 1628, gave property now producing £26. 16. per annum, for distribution among the poor; and there is a small fund for apprenticing children.