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Notes and Queries, 4th Series, vol. X, 9 Nov 1872 (London, 1872)

Page 380

MR. MILBURN'S CASTLE (4th S. ix. 427, 493.) – In reply to Colonel Colomb’s inquiry respecting the locality of the house belonging to "Mr. Milburn," referred to in the County Messenger of Oct. 4, 1644, I may mention that the first of the name of Milborne who settled in Monmouthshire was George Milborne of Milborne, poet, and Dunkerton, co. Somerset, who by marriage with Christian, the second daughter and co-heiress of Henry Herbert, Esq., of Wonastow, acquired Wonastow house and estate. As this was the only residence of the Milbornes in the county until many years later, when they obtained the priory of Abergavenny by marriage into the Gunter family, I infer it to be the house alluded to. Henry Herbert, above mentioned, was descended from Sir William Herbert, Knight, of Troy, by his wife Blanch, the daughter of Sir Simon Milbourne of Tillington, co. Hereford, referred to in my communication respecting Blanch Parry (4th S. x. 299-300). At the time of the civil wars Wonastow was in the possession of John, the eldest son of the said George Milborne.

Charles, the third son of George Milborne, was then residing at his house at Llanrothall, Hereford, close to the borders of Monmouthshire. Llanrothall was afterwards the residence of Henry, the fourth son, a barrister of the Middle Temple and Recorder of Monmouth, who appears to have inherited (by will) the whole of the unentailed property of his brothers and sisters. The family were always esteemed staunch Royalists, and it is improbable that they were otherwise, considering their position and family connexions.

THOMAS MILBOURN.

38, Bishopsgate Street Within.

Transcribed by Adrian Benjamin Burke, Esq.

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