Masters and Powell Family History


Local History - Budbrooke

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A large number of the Masters family were born and lived in Budbrooke, near Warwick,  during the 1600's, 1700's and 1800's. 
It is not known if any Masters still live in the area. 
Budbrooke suffered from the plague or Black Death in 1350 ( and also 1542?) and much of the village appears to have relocated. see also Black Death.

None of this original village remains.  There are few properties located close to the church.

Budbrooke was a large parish and so many of the records relating to the Masters family are identified with the wider Budbrooke Parish area.

It should be noted that the Budbrooke Parish is large and covers many of the surrounding villages.

BMSGH Monumental Inscriptions for St Michael's Church.
The church-yard was closed to burials in 1983.

Past Vicars and Incumbents of St Michael's

St Michael's, Budbrooke
St Michael's Church, Budbrooke
(see church web-site for history and information)
The barracks of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (in which several Masters and asociated families later served) was created in 1877 near to Budbrooke Church, and it became the battalion church. There are Regimental graves, flag and scroll of honour at the church. The barracks have now been demolished (about 1966) and the former barracks site is now the Hampton Magna housing estate.

There are also Dormer Family memorials (see Grove Park, Hampton-on-the-Hill) in the church.
The Rev. John Kendall, vicar of Budbrooke from 1802 to 1845, spoke up for Thomas Masters who had been sentenced to hang for theft at Grove Park in 1816 (see Thomas the burglar). His proposed execution was overturned on appeal.
See Map of Budbrooke, Hampton-on-the-Hill and Norton Lindsey
BMSGH - Monumental inscriptions for St Michael's, Budbrooke
BMSGH - Budbrooke info
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