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Moyles Court, Hampshire

Historical Description

Moyles Court, an old mansion, now a farmhouse, in Ellingham parish, Hants, among wooded hills, 3 miles N of Eingwood. It was the seat of the Lisles, one of whom-Colonel Lisle-was one of the judges on the trial of Charles I.; and it gave shelter to certain fugitives from the field of Sedgemoor at the hand of the colonel's widow, Lady Lisle, who for that act-though herself of undoubted loyalty-was condemned to death at Winchester by Judge Jeffreys. Her story is graphically told in Lord Macauley's " History of England," and is the subject of a fresco in the new palace of Westminster, where she is represented concealing the fugitives. A monument of her is in Ellingham churchyard. Moylgrove or Trewyddel, a parish in Pembrokeshire,on the coast, 4 miles WSW of Cardigan. It has a post and money order office under Cardigan; telegraph office, St Dog-mells. Acreage, 2489; population, 376. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St David's; gross value, £221. Patron, the Lord Chancellor.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


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