Finmere (St. Michael)

FINMERE (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Brackley, hundred of Ploughley, county of Oxford, 8 miles (N. E. by N.) from Bicester; containing 387 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Ouse, and comprises about 1500 acres: the soil is generally of inferior quality, and the surface elevated, and broken into hills. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £8. 9. 4½., and in the gift of the Duke of Buckingham: the tithes have been commuted for £443, and there are 43 acres of glebe.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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