Home Ownership - Three Gables 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 information about the property and any comments.

Date Source Owner/Buyer Occupier Comment
1811 Pre enclosure Emilius Radcliffe William Davis Cottage and garden.
1818 enclosure Emilius Radcliffe
1841 census John  Parkins – Agricultural Labourer
1851 census John Parkins Agricultural labourer aged 30 .
1861 census John Parkins Agricultural labourer aged 40 with a family of 8.
1863 rates F Radcliffe John Parkins Cottage Rateable value £3.
1871 census Charles Parkins Agricultural labourer.
1877 sanitation Squire Radcliffe Charles Parkins Cottage With Garden. Well, Drainage-Into Main. 6 Inmates Sharing 3 Living Rooms, 3 Sleeping Rooms And Privy
1877 School admission register John  Parkins born 11/9/1869  living with Charles  Parkins
1881 census Charles Parkins Gardener aged 37 with a family of 7.
1881 School admission register Frederic  Parkins born 28/3/1874 Last school – Infant Department,  living with Charles  Parkins
1886 School admission books Nellie Parkins  living with Charles  Parkins
1887 School admission books Grace Parkins  living with Charles  Parkins
1888 School admission books Grace Parkins  living with Charles  Parkins
1890 School admission register Nellie  Parkins born 30/9/1882  living with Charles  Parkins
1890 School admission books Frank Parkins  living with Charles Stapleton  Parkins
1891 census Charles Parkins Gardener aged 47.
1896 School admission register Frank  Parkins born 15/5/1888  living with Chas  Stephen Parkins
1901 census Herbert Sheppard Under gardener domestic.
1906 School admission register Eldred  Hubbard born 25/11/1896 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Eldred  Hubbard
1906 School admission register Eleanor M  Hubbard born 22/2/1898 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Eldred  Hubbard
1909 register of electors Eldred Hubbard Great Green dwelling house
1910 rates F Radcliffe  Eldred Hubbard Gardener at Highdown.
1910 1910 rates F Radcliffe Eldred  Hubbard Cottage
1910 School admission register John    Hubbard born 12/7/1903 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Eldred  Hubbard
1910 register of electors Eldred Hubbard Great Green dwelling house
1911 census Eldred Hubbard Domestic gardener aged 38 working at Highdown.
1911 register of electors Eldred Hubbard Great Green dwelling house
1912 register of electors Eldred Hubbard Great Green dwelling house
1913 register of electors Eldred Hubbard Great Green dwelling house
1914 School admission register Ruth  Hubbard born 25/3/1907 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Eldred  Hubbard
1914 register of electors Eldred Hubbard Great Green dwelling house
1915 register of electors Eldred Hubbard Great Green dwelling house
1917 F Radcliffe Harry Handscome .
1935 1935 rates Harry Hanscombe Harry Hanscombe Cottage And Premises
1936 rates Harry Handscome Harry Handscome cottage and premises Rateable value £5.
1941 1941 Farm survey Rev C Hewitt of The Vicarage Pirton Harry  Handscombe, Full Time Farmer
1974 Harry Handscome sold to Michael Gander Michael  Gander See house sale document.
2012 Michael  Gander Michael  Gander .
1930 oral Harry Handscome Harry was a smallholder with land down Hambridge Way near the Shoulder of Mutton and the Glebe..  Thatch removed in 1926
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