See here for an interesting article on Lewisham Castle which is in Aldbourne Chase.
|1372||The warrener was ordered to send six dozen rabbits to the palace of the Savoy and fifteen dozen to Hertford Castle during Christmas.|
|1377||Aldbourne had 253 poll tax payers, Snap 19, and Upham 40|
|1378||The abbess of Lacock had the right to four dozen rabbits from Aldbourne warren in compensation for damage done to her lands adjoining it.|
|c1385||Henry Bolingbroke [later Henry IV] inherits Aldbourne from his father John o’ Gaunt|
|1390-1430||The sale of rabbits from Aldbourne warren produced approximately £40 a year, sometimes half the profit from the demesne of Aldbourne manor, of which it was part|
|1435-6||After two hard winters had almost destroyed the warren, no rabbits were taken|
|1460||Church is remodelled with present tower by Richard Goddard and rededicated to St Michael the Archangel
The Chantry of the Fraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is founded to tend the Lady Chapel. Henry Frekylton is appointed Chaplain of the Fraternity.
|1467||The manor was settled on Queen Elizabeth for life|
|1472||The watermill burnt down|
|1482||Possible build date of the Court House|
|1492||Elizabeth Goddard, wife of Richard Goddard dies. She is commemorated by a brass on the floor of the South Aisle|
|1508||Death of Henry Frekylton. He has a brass on the floor of the Chancel|
|1509||Watermill rebuilt, there are no records of it after 1553|
|1516||An inn is known to be in Aldbourne.
The oldest bell is hung in the Tower in memory of Richard Goddard and his two wives. An ale is held outside the Blue Boar and the upturned bell is filled with beer.
|1539||Henry VIII grants Upham to John Goddard|
|1541||The rectory or rectory manor, an estate of land and tithes, was granted to the dean and chapter of Winchester
Thomas Seymour becomes Rector of Aldbourne
|1546||Chantry of St Mary the Virgin is dissolved|
|1547||Aldbourne granted to Edward Seymour, duke of Somerset|
|1548||There were 400 communicants in the parish and the vicar was said to need an assistant|
|1549||Parish population was circa 400|
|1552||Aldbourne reverted to the Crown on Somerset’s attainder|
|1553||The first mention of the name of South Street|
|1562||Reversion of Upham is sold to Thomas Goddard|
|1580s||Richard Cook, the vicar, was accused of preaching unsound doctrine and of immorality|
|1581||Fairs were said to be held annually on St. Edward’s day, 18 March, and St. Mary Magdalene’s day, 22 July|
|1588||Thomas Goddard gives £25 towards defence against the Armada|