Monday, July 21, 2014

Mappy Monday- Aldbourne, England

My 11th great grandparents- Thomas Mildenhall III (1630-1682) and Joane (Strode) Mildenhall (1634-1682) were married on 12 Aug 1649 at The Church of St. Michael or St. Michael's Parish Church (I've seen it spelled both ways) in Aldbourne, England. 

Aldbourne, England

Aldbourne is a village and civil parish about 6 miles northeast of Marlborough and 4 miles from Ramsbury in Wiltshire, England. 

The church, where my ancestors were married, is medieval and a "grade I" listed building. The nave and aisles were built around 1200 and the three-stage tower was added in 1460. 

I think Aldbourne is a beautiful small town! It has wonderful history, beautiful buildings and breathtaking landscape! Check it out! 


Aldbourne has a lot of history! During the English Civil War, Prince Rupert and his Cavaliers fought the Parliamentarian Army in Aldbourne on 18 Sep 1643, two days before the First Battle of Newbury.

During WWII, East Company of the US Army 101st Airborne Division was based at Aldbourne in the weeks before D-Day. East Company was featured in the HBO series Band of Brothers.

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