Home Ownership - 4-6 Bury 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.

Date Table Owner/buyer Occupier Comment
1811 owners Emilius Radcliffe Barn And Yard Near Abbiss
1818 enclosure Emilius Henry Delme Radcliffe   House And Gardens 
1851 census Thomas  Parkins – Ag Lab
1861 census Elizabeth  Pratt – Mistress Of Plaiting School
1861 census Samuel  Parkins – Straw Plaiter
1863 rates Delme Redcliffe Widow Parkins Cottage
1863 rates Delme Redcliffe William Pratt Cottage
1871 census Samuel  Parkins – Strawplaiter
1877 sanitation Squire Radcliffe William Pratt 1/2Cottages With Garden. Well, Drainage-Into Main. 2 Inmates Sharing 2 Living Rooms, 2 Sleeping Rooms And Privy
1877 sanitation Squire Radcliffe Mary Ann  Parkins 1/2Cottages With Garden. Well, Drainage-Into Main. 6 Inmates Sharing 1 Living Rooms, 1 Sleeping Rooms And Privy
1877 School admission register Ellen  Parkins born 23/4/1868  living with Mary Ann  Parkins
1877 School admission register Ralph  Parkins born 28/1/1866  living with   Parkins
1879 School admission register Ruth  Parkins born 15/4/1872  living with Samuel  Parkins
1879 School admission register Samuel  Parkins born 12/9/1872  living with Samuel  Parkins
1881 census Mary  Parkins – Strawplaiter
1881 census George  Walker – Agricultural Labourer
1888 School admission books Gertrude Walker   living with George  Walker
1889 School admission register Frederic  Walker born 13/11/1881  living with George  Walker
1891 census George  Walker – Farm Laborer
1891 School admission books Sidney Walker   living with George  Walker
1893 School admission register Gertrude  Walker born 25/11/1885  living with George  Walker
1893 School admission books Bertie Walker   living with George  Walker
1895 School admission books Arthur Walker   living with George  Walker
1896 School admission register Sidney  Walker born 21/7/1888  living with George  Walker
1896 School admission books Arthur Walker  living with George  Walker
1899 School admission register Bertie  Walker born 25/6/1890  living with George  Walker
1901 census George  Walker – Farm Labourer General
1901 census Charles  Stapleton – Green Grocer Dealer
1901 census Mary Ann Parkins – Straw Plaiter
1901 School admission register Arthur  Walker born 13/11/1893  living with George  Walker
1909 register of electors  Mary Ann Parkins Great Green house  
1909 register of electors  George Walker Great Green, dwelling house  
1910 rates F  D A Radcliffe Charles  Stapleton Cottage
1910 rates F  D A Radcliffe George  Walker Cottage
1910 register of electors  Charles Stapleton Near Great Green, dwelling house  
1910 register of electors  George Walker Great Green, dwelling house  
1911 census Charles  Stapleton – General Dealer
1911 census Mary Ann Parkins – Old  Age Pensioner
1911 register of electors  Charles Stapleton Near Great Green, dwelling house  
1911 register of electors  George Walker Great Green, dwelling house  
1912 register of electors  Charles Stapleton Near Great Green, dwelling house  
1913 register of electors  Charles Stapleton Near Great Green, dwelling house  
1914 School admission register Alice  Walker born 4/5/1907 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with George  Walker
1914 register of electors  Charles Stapleton Near Great Green, dwelling house  
1915 register of electors  Charles Stapleton Near Great Green, dwelling house  
1923 School admission register Cyril  G Baines born 19/11/1913 Last school – Pirton Junior,  living with Charles  Baines
1924 School admission register Gladys  Violet Baines born 14/11/1917 Last school – Pirton Junior,  living with Charles  Baines
1924 School admission register Vera  M Baines born 24/11/1915 Last school – Pirton Junior,  living with Charles  Baines
1925 School admission register Maurice  Jack Baines born 2/2/1920 Last school – None,  living with Charles  Baines
1935 rates Charles Stapleton Charles Stapleton Cottage And Premises
1935 rates Charlie Baines Charlie Baines Cottage And Premises
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