New Online Talk – The Duchy of Lancaster & the Manor of Aldbourne

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A talk by John Dymond, given to the Aldbourne Community Heritage Group on 28th September 2015

A review of what is known about the history of the Royal Manor of Aldbourne since Anglo-Saxon times through until it ceased to be part of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1626. It also touches on how the manor was administered and how that affected the people who lived in the village. It introduces and explains some of the early documents relating to the village which are held in the National Archives and in the Wiltshire History Centre at Chippenham.



3 thoughts on “New Online Talk – The Duchy of Lancaster & the Manor of Aldbourne

  1. John,

    Was delighted to find this. One of these days, it’s on my bucket list to spend considerably more time in Aldbourne & surrounds and spend a bit of time at your Heritage Center. Thanks for these insights. I’m still working on my Family Memoir covering roughly 1531-1951, but I’m not just researching my lines of Goddards, Taylors, Powers and Sauls, but the context of their lives. It’s been an engaging project. Hope you are well and staying safe. Steve Sauls, Miami. July 2020

  2. I too was delighted to find and listen to this excellent talk. I have acquired a lot of new knowledge from it. My line of ancestors were humble folk and I would love to find them in the records,but I doubt it. Who knows though? One never knows. They are certainly there in the Parish church records.

    Sheila Butler

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