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.

DateTableOwner/buyerOccupierComment
1811owners ParishWorkhouse
1818enclosure Town Or Poor Houses House And Garden
1841censusAnn  Hoy – 
1841censusJames  Taylor – Agricultural Labourer
1841censusSimeon  Titmuss – Agricultural Labourer
1841censusWilliam  Titmuss – Agricultural Labourer
1851censusDavid  Taylor – Ag Lab
1851censusGeorge  Hodson – Ag Lab
1851censusJames  Cherry – Ag Lab
1851censusJames  Taylor – Ag Lab
1851censusPhoebe  Titmus – Straw Plaiter
1851censusWilliam  Titmus – Ag Lab
1861censusDavid  Abbiss – Agricultural Labourer
1861censusDavid  Taylor – Agricultural Labourer
1861censusJames  Cherry – Agricultural Labourer
1861censusJames  Weeden – Agricultural Labourer
1861censusPhebe  Stapleton – Plaiter
1863ratesMary Ann KingsleyDavid TaylorCottage
1863ratesMary Ann KingsleyGeorge HodsonCottage
1863ratesMary Ann KingsleyJames CherryCottage
1863ratesMary Ann KingsleyJames WeedonCottage
1863ratesMary Ann KingsleyWilliam TitmasCottage
1871censusDavid  Abbiss – Ag Lab
1871censusElijah  Hoye – Ag Lab
1871censusGeorge  Taylor – Ag Lab
1871censusJames  Cherry – Ag Lab (Infirm)
1871censusWilliam  Titmus – Ag Lab (Infirm)
1877sanitationJames WalkerElijah HoyeCottage With Garden. None, Drainage-None. 9 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And Privy
1877sanitationJames WalkerEliza Burton1/5Cottages With Small Garden. 1/5 Shared Well, Drainage-None. 5 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And 2/5 Shared Privvies
1877sanitationJames WalkerJames Cherry1/5Cottages With Small Garden. 1/5 Shared Well, Drainage-None. 4 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 2 Sleeping Rooms And 2/5 Shared Privvies
1877sanitationJames WalkerJohn Walker1/5Cottages With Small Garden. 1/5 Shared Well, Drainage-None. 3 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And 2/5 Shared Privvies
1877sanitationJames WalkerWilliam Reynolds1/5Cottages With Small Garden. 1/5 Shared Well, Drainage-None. 6 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And 2/5 Shared Privvies
1877sanitationJames WalkerWilliam Titmuss1/5Cottages With Small Garden. 1/5 Shared Well, Drainage-None. 3 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And 2/5 Shared Privvies
1881censusAmelia  Wilshere – Strawplaiter
1881censusElijah  Hoye – Agricultural Labourer
1881censusGeorge  Weedon – Agricultural Labourer
1881censusSarah  Males – Strawplaiter
1891censusElijah  Hoye – Agricultural Laborer
1901censusElijah  Hoye – Farm Labourer General
1901censusGeorge  Weeden – Ordinary Agricultural Labourer
1901censusWilliam  Carter – Ordinary Farm Labourer
1901censusWilliam  Francis – Horsekeeper On Farm
1909register of electors   Albert HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1909register of electors Elijah HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1909register of electors George WeedenWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1909register of electors William CarterWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1910register of electors   Albert HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1910register of electors Elijah HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1910register of electors George WeedenWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1910register of electors William CarterWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1911register of electors   Albert HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1911register of electors Elijah HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1911register of electors George WeedenWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1911register of electors William CarterWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1911censusAlbert  Hoye – Farm Labourer
1911censusElijah  Hoye – Pensioner Retired Farm Labourer
1911censusGeorge  Weeden – Farm Labourer
1911censusWilliam Woodfield Carter – Farm Labourer
1912register of electors   Albert HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1912register of electors Elijah HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1912register of electors George WeedenWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1913register of electors   Albert HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1913register of electors Elijah HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1913register of electors George WeedenWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1913register of electors(blank) George Weeden Workhouse Yard dwelling house  
1913register of electors Jane CarterWorkhouse Yard house  
1913register of electors William CarterWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1914register of electors   Albert HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1914register of electors Elijah HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1914register of electors George WeedenWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1915register of electors   Albert HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1915register of electors Elijah HoyeWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1915register of electors George WeedenWorkhouse Yard dwelling house  
1935ratesF H Davis ErringtonCottage And Premises
1935ratesF H DavisAlbert HoyeCottage And Premises
1935ratesF H DavisGeorge WeedenCottage And Premises
1935ratesF H DavisWilliam HoyeCottage And Premises
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