Bradley shown within Hampshire
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Bradley is a small village in Hampshire, England. It is two miles (3 km) away from the village of Bentworth. Its nearest railway station is at Alton, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) away, although its nearest town is New Alresford.
Bradley has a small parish containing an acreage of 975 acres (3.95 km2). The parish is well wooded, containing 149 acres (0.60 km2) of woods and plantations as compared with only 3½ acres of arable land and 9 acres (36,000 m2) of permanent grass.
By a charter of 909 King Edward the Elder confirmed Frithstan, Bishop of Winchester in possession of Bradley, then part of the manor of Overton. By 1167 it was a separate manor and passed through many families and was inherited by Sir Bernard Brocas in 1395. Although Sir Bernard was executed at Tyburn for treason at the accession of Henry IV the land was not forfeited and remained in the Brocas family until 1621, when it was leased to Thomas Taylor for 200 years. In 1629 the manor was taken into the hands of the king for a debt of £1,001 and leased by him to Sir Kenelm Digby and Sir John Savage.
The genealogy linking the ancestor of the American Ogden family of New Jersey with "Bradley Plain", Hampshire, appears to be a fiction devised by the genealogist who called himself Gustav d'Anjou.
- Bentworth#Parish decline Bentworth Parish Decline
- The Ogden family in America, Elizabethtown branch, and their English ancestry; John Ogden, the Pilgrim, and his descendants, 1640-1906
- Jack Harpster, John Ogden, The Pilgrim, 1609-1682: A Man of More Than Ordinary Mark
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