House Ownership - 4 Walnut Tree Road

The table below gives details about who owned and occupied the house. The sources for information vary; the records pre 1800 are mainly manor court rolls. Every time a property changed hands, even between family members, the transaction had to be recorded at the manorial court. The names of those who surrendered and those who were admitted and the entry fines they paid were written in the rolls of parchment by the clerk. An entry fine was paid to the lord of the manor and the new owner was given a written copy of the transaction, hence the term copyhold.

All records were in abbreviated medieval latin until 1752 except for a short period during the commonwealth between 1650 and 1660.Freehold property is rarely mentioned but can sometimes be found in the manor rentals. It is difficult to trace the history of a house as addresses are never given ad therefore the only way is to use the owners name or very occasionally the name of the house.

Post 1800 there are many more sources of information although actual addresses are not used until mid 20th century. One method of identifying a house in the records is by the description of the land that went with it or the annual rent paid to the lord of the manor which often didn’t change over a hundred years.

The table is arranged over five columns. The first gives the year of the record and the second is the source document sometimes with a reference number. The next two columns record the transfer of ownership and the occupier of the property. Click on the names to link to the people database. Sometimes there is no link to the database so go to the people page on the top navigation bar and simply type in the name you are searching for. The search function returns all documents where the name searched for appears in that document. Click on a name match to view the document in which that name appears. When viewing a record that contains other names, it is possible to perform a new search on that name by clicking on the name link.

The last column shows information about the property and any comments.

Date Table Owner/buyer Occupier Comment
1811 owners  Parish Workhouse
1818 enclosure  Town Or Poor Houses   House And Garden
1841 census Ann  Hoy – 
1841 census James  Taylor – Agricultural Labourer
1841 census Simeon  Titmuss – Agricultural Labourer
1841 census William  Titmuss – Agricultural Labourer
1851 census David  Taylor – Ag Lab
1851 census George  Hodson – Ag Lab
1851 census James  Cherry – Ag Lab
1851 census James  Taylor – Ag Lab
1851 census Phoebe  Titmus – Straw Plaiter
1851 census William  Titmus – Ag Lab
1861 census David  Abbiss – Agricultural Labourer
1861 census David  Taylor – Agricultural Labourer
1861 census James  Cherry – Agricultural Labourer
1861 census James  Weeden – Agricultural Labourer
1861 census Phebe  Stapleton – Plaiter
1863 rates Mary Ann Kingsley David Taylor Cottage
1863 rates Mary Ann Kingsley George Hodson Cottage
1863 rates Mary Ann Kingsley James Cherry Cottage
1863 rates Mary Ann Kingsley James Weedon Cottage
1863 rates Mary Ann Kingsley William Titmas Cottage
1871 census David  Abbiss – Ag Lab
1871 census Elijah  Hoye – Ag Lab
1871 census George  Taylor – Ag Lab
1871 census James  Cherry – Ag Lab (Infirm)
1871 census William  Titmus – Ag Lab (Infirm)
1877 sanitation James Walker Elijah Hoye Cottage With Garden. None, Drainage-None. 9 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And Privy
1877 sanitation James Walker Eliza Burton 1/5Cottages With Small Garden. 1/5 Shared Well, Drainage-None. 5 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And 2/5 Shared Privvies
1877 sanitation James Walker James Cherry 1/5Cottages With Small Garden. 1/5 Shared Well, Drainage-None. 4 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 2 Sleeping Rooms And 2/5 Shared Privvies
1877 sanitation James Walker John Walker 1/5Cottages With Small Garden. 1/5 Shared Well, Drainage-None. 3 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And 2/5 Shared Privvies
1877 sanitation James Walker William Reynolds 1/5Cottages With Small Garden. 1/5 Shared Well, Drainage-None. 6 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And 2/5 Shared Privvies
1877 sanitation James Walker William Titmuss 1/5Cottages With Small Garden. 1/5 Shared Well, Drainage-None. 3 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And 2/5 Shared Privvies
1881 census Amelia  Wilshere – Strawplaiter
1881 census Elijah  Hoye – Agricultural Labourer
1881 census George  Weedon – Agricultural Labourer
1881 census Sarah  Males – Strawplaiter
1891 census Elijah  Hoye – Agricultural Laborer
1901 census Elijah  Hoye – Farm Labourer General
1901 census George  Weeden – Ordinary Agricultural Labourer
1901 census William  Carter – Ordinary Farm Labourer
1901 census William  Francis – Horsekeeper On Farm
1909 register of electors     Albert Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1909 register of electors  Elijah Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1909 register of electors  George Weeden Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1909 register of electors  William Carter Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1910 register of electors     Albert Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1910 register of electors  Elijah Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1910 register of electors  George Weeden Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1910 register of electors  William Carter Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1911 register of electors     Albert Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1911 register of electors  Elijah Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1911 register of electors  George Weeden Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1911 register of electors  William Carter Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1911 census Albert  Hoye – Farm Labourer
1911 census Elijah  Hoye – Pensioner Retired Farm Labourer
1911 census George  Weeden – Farm Labourer
1911 census William Woodfield Carter – Farm Labourer
1912 register of electors     Albert Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1912 register of electors  Elijah Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1912 register of electors  George Weeden Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1913 register of electors     Albert Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1913 register of electors  Elijah Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1913 register of electors  George Weeden Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1913 register of electors (blank)  George Weeden  Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1913 register of electors  Jane Carter Workhouse Yard house  
1913 register of electors  William Carter Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1914 register of electors     Albert Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1914 register of electors  Elijah Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1914 register of electors  George Weeden Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1915 register of electors     Albert Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1915 register of electors  Elijah Hoye Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1915 register of electors  George Weeden Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1935 rates F H Davis  Errington Cottage And Premises
1935 rates F H Davis Albert Hoye Cottage And Premises
1935 rates F H Davis George Weeden Cottage And Premises
1935 rates F H Davis William Hoye Cottage And Premises
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