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.