Monday, July 14, 2014

Mappy Monday: Marridge Hill, Wiltshire, England



My 13th great grandfather, Thomas Mildenhall (1580-1639), was born in Marridge Hill, Wiltshire, England. 






What's interesting is that when you type "Marridge Hill, Wiltshire, England" into the Google search bar, the majority of the page includes Mendenhall ancestry, which I think is pretty cool! 

Marridge Hill is located north of Ramsbury and north east of Marlborough in England. 

The research for this town was kind of dull! There isn't much online about Marridge Hill, and the stuff that I did find-- was all about Mendenhall ancestry- quite disappointing. It isn't even listed in the list of civil parishes in Wiltshire on Wikipedia. 

There are homes still selling in Marridge Hill (Marridge Hill House for Sale), so the town must still be a functioning town, but nothing worth mentioning in the World Wide Web! 

If anyone has any information on this town-- popular buildings, landscape, etc,-- and would like to share, please do so in the comment section! I would love to know more! 

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  1. Beautiful buildings! I haven't traced any line back this far, though I'm getting very close. Also, I just traced my first ancestor back to England a few months ago. To date, I've found that family in Lancashire & Yorkshire. (http://theenthusiasticgenealogist.blogspot.com/2014/03/a-first-jump-across-pond.html)

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    1. You're off to a great start, it sounds like Dana! :) Good to hear :)

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  2. I noticed that from YDNA testing the Mildenhall family YDNA is close to the Putman/Pootman, Broehle de Plater, and Vom Broch families of Germany. Anyone every discover a Germany connection with the Mildenhall family? I note also that in German and Dutch "milde" means to be kind, gentle, or mild.

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    1. I haven't heard of a German connection from that far back--- only connections after Mendenhall's came to America... sorry. That makes me curious though! :)

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