Ellingham (St. Mary)

ELLINGHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Ringwood, hundred of Fordingbridge, Ringwood and S. divisions of the county of Southampton, 2 miles (N. by W.) from Ringwood; containing 350 inhabitants. It is situated on the river Avon, and comprises by computation nearly 1400 acres: the soil is a gravelly sand, alternated with a brownish mould; the surface is generally flat. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £8. 4. 9½.; net income, £159; patrons and impropriators, the Provost and Fellows of Eton College. In the churchyard is a plain stone commemorating the execution of Alicia Lisle, in her old age, pursuant to a sentence passed by Judge Jeffreys, on a charge of harbouring known rebels in her mansion of Moyle's Court; which attaint was reversed at the Revolution.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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