The Mega-Og Three thousand years before the Romans arrived, the Og valley was already used by the Megalithics (the people who erected megaliths). Whoever the megalithic peoples were, they may well pre-date both the Druids and Celts/Britons. What language did the Megalithics use? It’s often said that they (like the Druids) had no written language. But this is a misunderstanding of a passing remark by Julius Caesar in his Commentarii de Bello Gallico (Commentaries on the Gallic War). Caesar said the Druids considered it sacrilegious to write down their teachings. He goes on to say “But for all other purposes they...Read More
Doomsday Book entries for Ogbourne Hear is a very interesting website called domesdaymap.co.uk which is a free online map of the Domesday Book. Ogbourne Maizey, Ogbourne St.Andrew and Ogbourne St.George are all covered by one Ogbourne page. It also has local entries for Draycot...Read More
CENSUS INFORMATION FOR OGBOURNE ST GEORGE Some interesting information about the population in Ogbourne St George. Taken from the Wiltshire council website https://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcensus.php?id=196 Wiltshire Community History Ogbourne St. George Census Information Year Ogbourne St. George Wiltshire 1801 406 185,107 1811 400 193,828 1821 493 222,157 1831 548 240,156 1841 522 258,733 1851 593 254,221 1861 534 249,311 1871 548 257,177 1881 477 258,965 1891 461 264,997 1901 465 271,394 1911 482 286,822 1921 465 292,208 1931 435 303,373 1951 1,381 386,692 1961 421 422,950 1971 391 486,747 1981 404 518,545 1991 399 564,471 2001 478 613,024 2011 495 650,745...Read More
Genealogy is becoming a popular activity with many families endeavoring to uncover their family trees. The internet has made the task a lot easier both in improving access to information and by allowing people tracing the same families to share what they have discovered. The best known Ogbourne Genealogy site is below. We’d love to add more sites or notices from people trying to track down information. THE OGBOURNE CHRONICLES GENEALOGY SITE THE OGBOURNE CHRONICLES GENEOLOGY SITE The following site has gathered a lot of information about the village of Ogbourne St George, including doomsday extracts, history and family names To quote the site opening words… Historical & Genealogical Information relating to the names of Ogbourne, Ogborne, Ogborn, Ogburn and the earlier forms of OCHEBURNE & OKEBOURNE in England and the USA. CURIOUS FOX VILLAGE GENEALOGY CuriousFox, the village by village contact site for anyone researching family history, genealogy and local history in the UK and Ireland. Comments Clair Jefferies Jul 14, 2008 at 4:55 pm Please could anyone tell me if they have any information on the Pecks living in Ogbourne St George.? My husbands gt granmother was Fanny Louisa Peck, and her mother was Mary Peck. Mary Married Joseph Gainey but we do not know who her father was. We do know that Mary’s father was Thomas Peck.Does anyone know if the cottages they lived in still...Read More
Ogbourne St George Manor House History Manor House History Tim Frost has provided the following document with the history of the Manor house in Ogbourne St George. The research was commissioned by Oliver Frost in 1938. It provides a terrific insight into the history of the house and local area. Manor-house history.pdf Man who never was….. Here is an extract from the “Man who never was”. It details a second world war deception in 1943 intended to mislead the Germans about the Allied invasion plans in the Mediterranean. The Manor house featured in the deception…...Read More
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