Hampshire Genealogical Society

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Sherborne St John Village Booklet

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The Village Booklet on Sherborne St John explores this ancient village, positioned between Basingstoke and Silchester. Hints of its Roman history abound, not surprising given it’s proximity to the Roman city of Silchester. Close by, the estate lands of the Vyne and Beaurepaire House dominate.

Along with a useful map showing Sherborne St John and its contiguous settlements, are descriptions of places of worship, past and present in the village.

Surnames of past inhabitants are scattered throughout, from school master and inn keeper to landowner; and sources as diverse as Hearth Taxes, Enclosure Awards and Trade Directories are explored. From the ancient Brocas family name, to a link with the Austen family, were your family employed by some of the biggest landowners and influential families in Hampshire?


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