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Sonning, a parish comprising the liberty of Eye with Dunsden, in the hundred of Binfield, county of Oxford, the liberty of Early, in the hundred of Charlton, and the township of Sandford with Woodley, in that of Sonning, county of Berks, 3| miles (E. N. E.) from Reading…. The river Thames runs through the village. During the separation of Berkshire and Wiltshire from the ancient diocese of Sherborne, this is said to have been a bishop's see, though the fact has not been clearly established : it is certain, however, that the bishops of Salisbury had a palace here, in which Isabel, Queen of Richard II. resided, from the period of the king's imprisonment at Pomfret, till his lamentable death. (Lewis…, 1830)

1475 Title deed regarding Dunsden, Sonning, Wokingham and Woodley involving a gift confirmation mentioning John Combe as a witness with John Parson', John Martyn', Nicholas Tailiour, and Richard Martyn'. Record can be found in the Ewen Papers. Catalogue Ref.D/EE/T1/1/1-19. Berkshire Record Office.

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