House ownership - 2 Crabtree Lane

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

1811 owners George Whittingstall Issac Hodson House,Yard And Close
1863 rates William Cox William Furr House & Premises
1910 rates William  Cox Goliath  Burton House & Premises
1935 rates Herbert Burton Herbert Burton House And Premises
1818 enclosure George Whittingstall   House,Yard And Close
1877 sanitation Mr Cox William Furr 1/2Dwelling House With Garden. Well, Drainage-None. 7 Inmates Sharing 3 Living Rooms, 4 Sleeping Rooms And Privy
1841 census William  Furr – Agricultural Labourer Near Great Green
1851 census William  Furr – Butcher Little Green
1871 census William  Furr – Butcher Near The Church
1881 census Priscilla  Pearce – Seamstress Pirton Village
1891 census John  Taylor – Agricultural Laborer Nr The Church
1901 census Goliath  Burton – Farmer Nr The Church
1911 census Herbert  Burton – Farmer
1877 School admission register Joseph  Burton born 7/3/1870  living with Goliath  Burton
1877 School admission register Martha  Burton born 22/4/1868  living with Goliath  Burton
1882 School admission register Ellen  Burton born 1/7/1874  living with Goliath  Burton
1883 School admission register John  Burton  living with Goliath  Burton
1886 School admission register Charles  Burton born 19/8/1879  living with Goliath  Burton
1889 School admission register Herbert  Burton born 13/7/1881  living with Goliath  Burton
1892 School admission register Lily  Burton born 3/5/1884  living with Goliath  Burton
1915 School admission register Norman  Burton born 29/3/1908 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Herbert  Burton
1917 School admission register Fred W.  Burton born 8/2/1910 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Herbert  Burton
1918 School admission register Victor  Burton born 3/11/1911 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Herbert  Burton
1920 School admission register Hubert  V Burton born 3/11/1911 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Herbert  Burton
1923 School admission register Eunice  Burton born 14/11/1913 Last school – Pirton Junior,  living with Herbert  Burton
1924 School admission register Leonard  A Burton born 2/3/1918 Last school – Pirton Junior,  living with Herbert  Burton
1887 School admission books Lillie Burton   living with Goliath  Burton
1909 register of electors     Goliath Burton Near The Church dwelling house  
1911 register of electors     Charlotte Burton Near The Church house  
1912 register of electors     Charlotte Burton Near The Church house  
1912 register of electors  Herbert David Burton Near The Church land  
1913 register of electors     Charlotte Burton Near The Church house  
1913 register of electors  Herbert David Burton Near The Church land  
1913 register of electors  Hubert   Walker Near Great Green dwelling house  
1914 register of electors     Charlotte Burton Near The Church house  
1914 register of electors  Herbert David Burton Near The Church land  
1914 register of electors  Hubert   Walker Near Great Green dwelling house  
1915 register of electors     Charlotte Burton Near The Church house  
1915 register of electors  Herbert David Burton Near The Church land  
1915 register of electors  Hubert Walker Near Great Green dwelling house  
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