House Ownership - 3-5 Shillington 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 all the information about the property and gives any comments.

Date Table Owner/buyer Occupier Comment
1811 owners Daniel Brown James Brown House Garden And Croft
1818 enclosure Daniel Brown   House Garden Croft
1832 register of electors  William Cherry    Cottage and land near Burghend, copyhold 
1833 register of electors  William Cherry    Cottage and land near Burghend, copyhold 
1834 register of electors  William Cherry    Cottage and land near Burghend, copyhold 
1835 register of electors  William Cherry    Cottage and land near Burghend, copyhold 
1836 register of electors  William Cherry    Cottage and land near Burghend, copyhold 
1837 register of electors  William Cherry    Cottage and land near Burghend, copyhold 
1838 register of electors  William Cherry    Cottage and land near Burghend, copyhold 
1839 register of electors  William Cherry    Cottage and land near Burghend, copyhold 
1840 register of electors  William Cherry    Cottage and land near Burghend, copyhold 
1841 register of electors  William Cherry    Cottage and land near Burghend, copyhold 
1842 register of electors  William Cherry    Cottage and land near Burghend, copyhold 
1844 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1845 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1846 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1847 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1849 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1850 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1851 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1852 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1853 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1863 rates Hagar Wright James Larman Cottage
1863 rates Hagar Wright John  Larman Cottage
1865 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1866 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1867 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1868 register of electors  William Cherry    Near Burge End   
1874 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1875 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1876 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1877 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1877 School admission register Amos  Shepherd born 13/6/1869  living with Charles  Shepherd
1877 School admission register Catherine  Shepherd born 11/6/1866  living with Charles  Shepherd
1877 sanitation Mr Hopkins Charles Baines 1/2Cottages With Garden & Yard. Use Ashton, Drainage-None. 5 Inmates Sharing 2 Living Rooms, 2 Sleeping Rooms And Shared 1/2
1877 sanitation Mr Hopkins Eli Chamberlain 1/2Cottages With Garden & Yard. Use Ashton, Drainage-None. 3 Inmates Sharing 2 Living Rooms, 2 Sleeping Rooms And Shared 1/2
1877 School admission register Elizabeth  Arnold born 12/4/1869  living with William  Arnold
1877 School admission register Emma  Pearce born 7/12/1866  living with William  Arnold
1877 School admission register Frederick  Arnold born 29/12/1868  living with William  Arnold
1877 School admission register Louisa  Pearce born 1/10/1866  living with William  Arnold
1878 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1879 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1880 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1881 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1881 School admission register Alice  Shepherd born 8/4/1873  living with Charles  Shepherd
1881 School admission register Joseph  Arnold born 14/9/1874  living with William Robert  Arnold
1881 School admission register Joseph  Arnold born 17/6/1873 Last school – Infant Department,  living with George  Arnold
1881 School admission register Louisa  Arnold born 4/12/1873 Last school – Infant Department,  living with William Robert  Arnold
1881 census William  Smith – Agricultural Labourer
1882 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1883 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1884 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1885 register of electors  Henry Wesley  Samuel Barber Near Burge End   
1886 School admission books Alice Arnold   living with William  Arnold
1888 School admission books Harriet Roberts   living with William  Roberts
1890 School admission register Alice  Arnold born 29/9/1882  living with William  Arnold
1891 census William  Arnold – Agricultural Laborer
1901 census William  Arnold – Farmer
1909 register of electors     Hubert John Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1909 register of electors  William Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1910 register of electors     Hubert John Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1910 register of electors  William Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1910 rates Forresters  Court Arthur  Ashton Land & Buildings & Cottage
1910 rates Forresters  Court William  Stapleton Land & Buildings & Cottage
1911 register of electors     Hubert John Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1911 register of electors  William Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1911 census Arthur  Ashton – Baker
1911 census Hubert John Stapleton – Carpenter & Joiner
1911 census William  Stapleton – Labourer
1912 register of electors     Hubert John Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1912 register of electors  William Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1913 register of electors     Hubert John Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1913 register of electors  William Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1914 register of electors     Hubert John Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1914 register of electors  William Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1915 register of electors     Hubert John Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1915 register of electors  William Stapleton Dwelling house near Burge End
1935 rates  Ancient Order Of Foresters A Olney Cottage And Premises
1935 rates H  Wesley John H  Stapleton House & Premises
1935 rates W P Smith W P Smith Cottage And Premises
1935 rates  Ancient Order Of Foresters William Arnold Cottage And Premises
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