House Ownership - Hammonds Farm Burge End

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.

DateSourceOwnerOccupierComment
1612Manor Rolls – Manor of Pirton DoddingsellesJohn  Hanscombe Transferred Ownership To Thomas Hamond  Messuage   bridgende land of Robert Ancell on West
1644Manor Rolls – manor of Pirton DoddingsellesThomas Hammond Transferred Ownership To Michael Hammond  tenant – Thomas Hammond   messuage   bridge End 3 and a half acres and a 5 ac pasture called North end close,half acre of pasture in Harthill close
1663HearthtaxMicheall  Hamond
1722pollbookEdward Lacey Of Pirton Herts 
1727pollbookEdward Lacey Gent Of Pirton Herts 
1734pollbookEdward Lacy Of Pirton Herts 
1811ownersJames HanscombeJohn WrightHomestead
1818enclosureJames HanscombeMichael HammondHouse,Yard And Building
1832register of electors   William WoolstonHammonds Farm, Burg farm & land  
1833register of electors   William WoolstonBurghend farm rent rent of more than £50 a year
1834register of electors   William WoolstonBurghend farm rent rent of more than £50 a year
1835register of electors   William MitchellNear Little Green farm  
1835register of electors William WoolstonBurg End farm  
1836register of electors   William WoolstonBurg End farm  
1837register of electors   William WoolstonBurgend farm  
1838register of electors   William WoolstonBurgend farm  
1839register of electors   William WoolstonBurgend farm  
1840register of electors   William WoolstonBurgend farm  
1841register of electors   William WoolstonBurgend farm  
1841censusWilliam  Woolston – Farmer
1842register of electors   William WoolstonBurgend farm  
1844register of electors   William WoolstonBurgend     
1845register of electors   William WoolstonBurgend     
1846register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1847register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1849register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1850register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1851register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1851censusWilliam  Woolston – Farmer 200 A 9 Men 2 Boys
1852register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1853register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1854register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1855register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1857register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1858register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1859register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1860register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1861register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1861censusWilliam  Woolston – Farmer
1863ratesWilliam HanscombeWilliam WoolstonFarm
1864register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1865register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1866register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1867register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1868register of electors   William WoolstonBurge End     
1869register of electors William WoolstonBurge End   
1871register of electors William WoolstonBurge End   
1871censusWilliam  Woolston – Farmer 83 Acres 5 Men 1 Boy
1872register of electors William WoolstonBurge End   
1873register of electors Joseph GudginBurge End   
1873register of electors William WoolstonBurge End   
1874register of electors Joseph GudginBurge End   
1877sanitationWilliam HanscombeMrs WoolstonFarmhouse With Yard & Garden. Well, Drainage-0. 3 Inmates Sharing 0 Living Rooms, 0 Sleeping Rooms And Privy
1881censusSarah  Woolston – Farmer
1891censusSarah  Woolston – Farmer
1901censusJoseph  Kingsley – Farmer
1909register of electors   John Henry MitchellHammonds Farm, Burge End land and tenement (joint)  
1909register of electors Joseph KingsleyHammonds Farm, Burge End land and tenement (joint)  
1910register of electors   John Henry MitchellHammonds Farm, Burge End land and tenement (joint)  
1910register of electors Joseph KingsleyHammonds Farm, Burge End land and tenement (joint)  
1910ratesWilliam  HanscombeJoseph  KingsleyHouse & Homestead
1911register of electors   John Henry MitchellHammonds Farm, Burge End tenement and land (joint)  
1911register of electors Joseph KingsleyHammonds Farm, Burge End tenement and land (joint)  
1912register of electors   John Henry MitchellHammonds Farm, Burge End tenement and land  
1913register of electors   John Henry MitchellHammonds Farm, Burge End land and tenement  
1914register of electors   John Henry MitchellHammonds Farm, Burge End land and tenement  
1915register of electors   John Henry MitchellHammonds Farm, Burge End land and tenement  
1915register of electors John Henry MitchellHammonds Farm     James Griffin Kingsley was a lodger
1927School admissionsHammond’s FarmDenise  Mary Weeden born 16/11/1921Last school – None,  living with Albert  Weeden
1930School admissionsHammond’s FarmRonald William Weeden born 2/1/1925 living with Bert  Weeden
1933School admissionsHammond’s FarmRuby  Joan Weeden born 12/11/1927 living with Albert  Weeden
1935ratesJ A B HanscombeAlbert WeedonAgricultural Dwelling Hse
1941Farm surveyWilliam Hanscombe Of Pirton HallA Weedon, Full Time Farmer
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