Group 15 - Descendants of Oliver Carpenter-177281
of, Horningsham, Wiltshire, England
in England & in North America


1. Oliver Carpenter

Proposed Ancestor of Group 15 of the Carpenter Cousins Y-DNA Project. The first three generations should be considered to be tenative. JRC

This Carpenter family line reports that they helped build and served at Longleat Manor house in the mid to late 1500s. Some left in the 1800s and 1900s to become coal miners in Wales.  This information supplied by George Carpenter of Palo Alto, California.

Longleat is an English stately home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. A leading and early example of the Elizabethan prodigy house, it is adjacent to the village of Horningsham and near the towns of Warminster and Westbury in Wiltshire and Frome in Somerset. It is noted for its Elizabethan country house, maze, landscaped parkland and safari park. The house is set in 1,000 acres (400 ha) of parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, with 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) of let farmland and 4,000 acres (1,600 ha) of woodland, which includes a Center Parcs holiday village.[1] It was the first stately home to open to the public, and the Longleat estate includes the first safari park outside Africa.[2][3]
The house was built by Sir John Thynne and was designed mainly by Robert Smythson, after Longleat Priory was destroyed by fire in 1567. It took 12 years to complete and is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain. It continues to be the seat of the Thynn family, who have held the title of Marquess of Bath since 1789; the present Marquess, Ceawlin Thynn, took over management of the business from his father Alexander in 2010.

Name: Oliver Carpenter
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Spouse's Name: Maudlin Adlam
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Event Date: 1597
Event Place: Saint Denys, Warminster, Wiltshire, England
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M15334-2
System Origin: England-VR
GS Film number: 1279363
Reference ID: 2:RGCSR5
Citing this Record:
"England Marriages, 1538–1973  ," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 May 2015), Oliver Carpenter and Maudlin Adlam, 1597; citing Saint Denys, Warminster, Wiltshire, England, reference 2:RGCSR5; FHL microfilm 1,279,363.