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 The Meller Family

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Winterborne Came and Little Bredy, Dorset

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John Meller of Winterborne Came 

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John Meller of Winterborne Came

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1. Anne dau of John Woolley of Leigh, Dorset.

2. Jane dau of Robert Corknam or Cockram of Collumpton, Devon

John Meller of Winterborne Came, died 1594, buried at Came. Held manors of Winterborne Came, Little Bredy and 30 messuages therein with 2140 acres of land, the latter acquired in the year that he died

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Anne dau of Giles Winterhay of Chetnol, Dorset. Died 25 Mar 1610

Memorial with effigies at Came church

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Robert of Little Bredy. Born 1564, knighted 1603, died 1624

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1.Dorothy dau of Henry Baily, died 1591

2.Margaret dau of Robert Freke

Jasper

Thos

Laurence

John

Eleanor = John Churchill of Dorchester

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Sir John Meller, knighted 1625

 

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Mary dau of John Swinnerton, Mayor of London, 1612

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Wolley

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Dorothy

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William Churchill of Muston = Mary Yard

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Robert of Little Bredy born 1615

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John; 1651 compounded for delinquency 630 but was excused

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Dorothy

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Mary

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Thomasine

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Edward Meller of Cheneys, Bucks and Little Bredy, Dorset, died 1699 buried Winterborne Came. 1685 enabled to sell lands for payments of debts

 

 

 

The Meller family, besides holding the manors of Winterborne Came, Winterborne Faringdon and Little Bredy, also held the manor of Upcerne. Ancient tradition has it that the Mellers or Millers were descended from a miller of the Abbot of Abbotsbury.

The heirs of Edward Meller sold the manor of Little Bredy about 1730.

 

Kingston Russell

Little Bredy

Winterborne Came

  

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