- Christened: 27 Nov 1664, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England 1
- Married: 9 Jun 1701, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England 2
- Buried: 11 Nov 1744, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England 3
Orthographic variations: OGBURNE, OGBOURNE
compiler's 7 x great grandfather
From 1697 to 1702 William Ogbourne of Wootton Bassett was, along with others, subject to a new tax introduced by King William III in 1695.
"An Act for granting to His Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Marriages, Births and Burials, and upon Bachelors and Widowers, for the Term of Five Years, for carrying on a War against France with vigour.
Most Gracious Sovereign We Your Majesty’s most dutiful Subjects, the Commons in Parliament assembled, from a deep sense of the many great Occasions which engage Your Majesty in many extra-ordinary Expenses for the necessary Defence of Your Realms, and the Prosecution of a War against France with Vigour, have cheerfully and unanimously given and granted unto Your Majesty, as an additional Supply and Aid, the Rates, Duties, Impositions and sums of money herein-after mentioned; and we most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted..."
William was taxed one shilling as a bachelor in 1697, two shillings and sixpence in 1701 when he married, and finally two shillings in 1702 when his son John was born. 4
William married Edith MASKLIN, daughter of John MASKLIN and Edith HORSELL, on 9 Jun 1701 in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England 2. (Edith MASKELL was christened on 12 Jan 1680 in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England and buried on 22 Jan 1752 in Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England.)