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the Wroughtons of Broad Hinton, Wilts
Posted by: Raydon Eiland Alexander Date: June 30, 2001 at 21:23:17
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A few notes on the early Wroughtons may be found here (John Aubrey's 17th c. account of his visit to Broad Hinton, Wiltshire):

with pictures of memorials to Sir Thomas and Sir William in the church of St Peter ad Vincular here:

There is this early latin memorial inscription to a John Wroughton:

"In the chancel; in brass on a flatt marble, thus:

'Hic jacet Johes Wrofton Armiger qui obiit xbi die Aprilis Anno Dni MCCCCXXIX. Cuius aie ppicietur Dues. Amen'

<<Here lies John (Johes is short for Johannes) Wroughton (note the phonetic spelling for the original pronunciation of Wroughton) Knight who died the 16th day of April (if 'b' stands for 'v') in the year of the lord 1429.>>

This may be the son of the William Wrofton/Wroughton mentioned that built the house and started the Family of Wroughton that was to remain in Broad Hinton for two hundred years.

I am going out on a limb (of the family tree) here, but I feel that it is at least possible that this the line to which our Virginia immigrant, Isaias/Ezekiah [W]Roughton of Jamestown is attached.

Comments by Wroughton researchers welcome.

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