House ownership - 12 Great Green

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 all the information about the property and any comments.

Date Source Owner/buyer Occupier Comment
1663 Hearthtax Michaell  Turner Junior
1811 owners John Weedon Thos Weedon, Geo Dawson Cottage And Garden
1818 enclosure William Lucas   House And Garden
1841 census Samuel  Roberts – Agricultural Labourer
1841 census Uriah  Odell – Agricultural Labourer
1851 census Samuel  Roberts – Ag Lab
1851 census Uriah  Odell – Ag Lab
1861 census David  Weeden – Agricultural Labourer
1861 census George  Dawson – Agricultural Labourer
1861 census Samuel  Roberts – Agricultural Labourer
1863 rates Jeffery (Dec) Lucas David Weedon Cottage
1863 rates Jeffery (Dec) Lucas Samuel Roberts Cottage
1863 rates Jeffery (Dec) Lucas Thomas Dawson Cottage
1863 rates Jeffery (Dec) Lucas Uriah Odell Cottage
1871 census David  Weeden – Ag Lab
1871 census Frederick  Hoye – Fossil Digger
1871 census Rachel  Larman – Strawplaiter
1871 census Samuel  Trussell – Butcher
1871 census Uriah  Odell – Ag Lab
1877 sanitation Mr Acres David Weeden 1/2Cottages With Garden. 1/2 Shared Well, Drainage-Into Moat Ditch. 6 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 2 Sleeping Rooms And 1/2 Shared Privy
1877 School admission register Eliza   Weedon  living with David  Weedon
1877 School admission register Elizabeth  Weedon born 12/3/1865  living with David  Weedon
1877 sanitation Mr Acres Frederic Hoye 1/2Cottages With Garden. 1/2 Shared Well, Drainage-Into Moat Ditch. 7 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And 1/2 Shared Privy
1877 School admission register Wellbury Frederick  Hoye born 6/11/1866  living with Frederick  Hoye
1877 School admission register Lavinia  Hoye born 7/11/1864  living with Frederick  Hoye
1877 sanitation Mr Acres Samuel Trussell 1/2Cottages With Garden. 1/2 Shared Well, Drainage-Into Moat Ditch. 6 Inmates Sharing 2 Living Rooms, 2 Sleeping Rooms And 1/2 Shared Privy
1877 School admission register Sidney  Hoye born 25/3/1871 Last school – Pirton Road Inft,  living with Frederic   Hoye
1877 sanitation Mr Acres Uriah Odell 1/2Cottages With Garden. 1/2 Shared Well, Drainage-Into Moat Ditch. 5 Inmates Sharing 2 Living Rooms, 2 Sleeping Rooms And 1/2 Shared Privy
1881 census Uriah  Odell – Agricultural Labourer
1886 School admission register Green James Odell   living with John  Odell
1891 census Uriah  O’Dell – Agricultural Laborer (Formerly)
1901 census Herbert  Shepherd – Under Gardener Domestic
1909 register of electors     Martha Shepherd Great Green house  
1910 register of electors     Martha Shepherd Great Green house  
1910 rates William  Newberry Eliza   Shepherd Cottage
1911 register of electors     Martha Shepherd Great Green house  
1911 census Martha  Sheppard – Old Age Pensioner
1915 School admission register Gladys  May Sheppard born 5/2/1908 Last school – Pooles Park, L.C.C.,  living with Hedley  Sheppard
1917 School admission register Daisy  Sheppard born 18/6/1909 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Hedley  Sheppard
1920 School admission register Violet  Sheppard born 5/8/1911 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Hedley  Sheppard
1924 School admission register Ivy  May Sheppard born 14/12/1915 Last school – Pirton Junior,  living with Hedley  Sheppard
1924 School admission register Lilian  Sheppard born 16/6/1913 Last school – Pirton Junior,  living with Headley  Sheppard
1926 School admission register Great Green  Iris Rose  Sheppard born 7/10/1920 Last school – None,  living with Hedley  Albert Sheppard
1928 School admission register Great Green Margarite Joan Sheppard born 31/5/1923  living with Hedley  Sheppard
1935 rates Joseph Walker Hedley Sheppard Cottage And Premises
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