House Ownership

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
1598 Delme Radcliffe collection / HALS Matthew Ansell transferred ownership to Ann Ansell 2 cottages   Matthew Ansell is dying, he surrenders to Ann his wife for life, then Richard his son, then Michael Ansell
1598 Delme Radcliffe collection / HALS Matthew Ansell transferred ownership to Ann ansell 2 cottages Great Green  Ann and Richard Ansell are admitted
1598 Delme Radcliffe collection / HALS Matthew Ansell transferred ownership to Ann Ansell 2 cottages   Matthew Ansell is dying, he surrenders to Ann his wife for life, then Richard his son, then Michael Ansell
1603 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Matthew Ansell transferred ownership to Ann Ansell Matthew Ansell Messuage Mess Abutting On Chipping Green with 1 acre adjoining + 4acres Matthew is dying, he surrenders to Ann his wife, then Joseph his son and Matthew who is a minor
1630 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Michael Ansell transferred ownership to Agnes Ansell cottage Cottage On Chipping Green  1 ac of pasture  Michael Ansell surrenders a cottage and 1 acre of pasture abutting Chipping Green to his wife Agnes, then Michael his son
1642 Tax to  relieve British army in Ireland John Camkin    living in Pirton
1642 tax to  relieve British army in Ireland Michael Ansell    living in Pirton
1644 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Michael Ansell transferred ownership to Elizabeth Ansell messuage Chipping Green 4 ac of land Michael Ansell sen surrenders to himself for life and the remainder to his wife Elizabeth and son Michael. Michael jun is a minor
1663 Hearth Tax/ National Archives John Camkin    John  Camkin 3 hearths
1663 Hearth Tax/ National Archives John Camkin    John  Camkin 3 hearths
1663 Hearth Tax/ National Archives Michaell Ansell    Michaell  Ansell constable 2 hearths
1663 Doddingselles Manor Court book byelaws/HALS Michaell  Ansell   old cottager
1670 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS John Campkin transferred ownership to Richard Stringer house Near House & Barn Of Thomas Allison On South. with 2 roods Stringer is John Campkin’s sister
1670 Rental/ HALS Michaell  Ansell
1670 Rental/ HALS Michaell  Ansell
1701 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Richard Stringer transferred ownership to Anne Stringer Richard Stringer cottage  with half an acre
1733 Rental/ HALS Michael  Ansell
1733 Rental/ HALS Michael  Ansell
1736 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Michael Ansell transferred ownership to William Turner Messuage half Great Green  surrendered to use of will
1738 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Michael Ansell transferred ownership to Elizabeth Turner William Turner Messuage half Great Green  Elizabeth was Michael’s daughter in law but she remarried …Turner . In Michael’s will She had it for natural life and then went to grandaughters Eliz Sheppard and Ann Hobbs as co heirs
1753 Land tax/HALS john Ansell    by joseph how
1763 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Michael Ansell transferred ownership to John Hobbs Joseph Howe Messuage half Great Green 1 ac of land adjoining or near the messuage John Hobbs is Great Grandson of Michael Ansell , his mother was Ann Ansell and co heir
1763 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS John Hobbs transferred ownership to Francis Arnold Joseph Howe Messuage half Great Green  sold immediately
1763 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Michael Ansell transferred ownership to Elizabeth Sheppard Messuage other half Great Green and half ac in Upper Crofts and 3 half strips Michael’s other grandaughter Elizabeth is married to John Sheppard yeoman
1764 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Elizabeth Sheppard transferred ownership to Francis Arnold Messuage other half Great Green and half ac in Upper Crofts and 3 half strips Now Arnold has the whole house
1780 Land tax/HALS Mr Francis Arnold Francis Arnold
1781 Land tax/HALS Mr Francis Arnold Francis Arnold
1782 Land tax/HALS Mr Francis Arnold Francis Arnold
1786 Land tax/HALS Mr Francis Arnold
1787 Land tax/HALS Mr Francis Arnold
1788 Land tax/HALS Mr Francis Arnold
1789 Land tax/HALS Mr Francis Arnold
1790 Land tax/HALS Mr  Heaily    late Arnold
1791 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Francis Arnold Messuage  Great Green
1791 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Francis Arnold Messuage  Great Green
1791 Land tax/HALS Mr  Heailey    late Arnold
1792 Land tax/HALS Mr  Heailey    late Arnold
1793 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Francis Arnold transferred ownership to Thomas Hailey Messuage  Great Green  Thomas is Francis son in law
1793 Land tax/HALS Mr  Heailey    late Arnold
1794 Land tax/HALS Mr  Heailey    late Arnold
1795 Land tax/HALS Mr  Heailey    late Arnold
1796 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1797 Land tax/HALS Mr  Heailey    late Arnold
1798 Land tax/HALS Mr  Heailey    late Arnold
1799 Land tax/HALS Mr  Heailey    late Arnold
1800 Land tax/HALS Mr  Heailey    late Arnold
1801 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1802 Land tax/HALS Mr  Haley    late Arnold
1803 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1804 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1805 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1809 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Thomas Hailey transferred ownership to George Arnold  Hailey Messuage half Great Green George is elder son of Thomas and Mary Hailey nee Arnold half of the house with ac adjoining
1809 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Thomas Hailey transferred ownership to George Arnold  Hailey Messuage other half Great Green George is elder son of Thomas and Mary Hailey nee Arnold half house and half ac in Upper Crofts and 3 half strips
1811 Pre enclosure Award/HALS Mary Hailey John Sheppard
1811 Pre enclosure Award/HALS George Hailey William Nicolls
1811 Pre enclosure plan/Hofton Mary Hailey John Sheppard
1811 Pre enclosure plan/Hofton George Hailey William Nicolls
1811 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1812 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1814 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1817 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS  Hailey John Reynolds Messuage  Great Green  orchard of 1 rood and dovehouse or barn adjoining house
1826 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS George Arnold  Hailey transferred ownership to John Hipgrave Messuage other half Great Green  half house and half ac in Upper Crofts and 3 half strips
1818 Enclosure plan/HALS George Hailey house and yard Great Green 1 rood
1825 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1818 Enclosure award/HALS George Hailey barn and yard Great Green 32 perches
1826 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS George Arnold  Hailey transferred ownership to John Sheppard John Sheppard Messuage half Great Green cost £66 half of the house with ac adjoining. The garden ground to be separated to go with the othe half of the cottage
1826 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1827 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1828 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey    late Arnold
1830 Land tax/HALS Mr  Hailey house & land Great Green  late Arnold
1841 Census 1841 James weeden    agricultural Labourer age 30
1841 Census 1841 Mary cook    Mary Cook age 20
1841 Census 1841 Charles Males    Charles Males age 20 carpenter
1841 Census 1841 John Hipgrave    John Hipgrave age 80 Farmer
1841 Census 1841 Thomas Dawson  Great green  Thomas  Dawson – Agricultural labourer age 35
1848 Delme Radcliffe collection / HALS John Sheppard transferred ownership to John Sheppard Thomas Chamberlain cottage divided into 2    cottage formerly occupied by Joseph Howe now divided into 2 and occupied by Thomas Dawson and Thomas Chamberlain
1848 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS John Sheppard transferred ownership to John Sheppard John Sheppard cottage Great Green  father to son of Ley Green labourer
1848 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS John Sheppard transferred ownership to George Young Thomas Dawson cottage divided into 3 Great Green
1851 Census 1851 George Males    George  Males – Ag Lab age 23
1851 Census 1851 Thomas Dawson    Thomas  Dawson – Ag Lab age 48
1851 Census 1851 Thomas Chamberlain    Thomas  Chamberlain – Ag Lab age 32
1852 Census 1852 William Roberts    Wiliam Roberts agricultural Labourer age 27
1851 Census 1851 Joseph Chamberlain    Joseph  Chamberlain – Ag Lab age 56
1855 Register of electors/HALS George Young William Roberts houses in the occupation of William Roberts and others  Great Green
1861 Census 1861 Joseph Chamberlain    Joseph  Chamberlain – Agricultural labourer age 66
1861 Census 1861 Thomas Dawson    Thomas  Dawson – Agricultural labourer age 58
1861 Census 1861 George Males    George  Males – Agricultural labourer age 33
1861 Census 1861 Thomas Chamberlain    Thomas  Chamberlain – Agricultural labourer age 42
1863 Rates/HALS George Young George Males cottage Great Green  rateable val £2 10s 0d
1863 Rates/HALS George Young Thomas Chamberlain cottage Great Green  rateable val £2 10s 0d
1863 Rates/HALS George Young Charles Cherry cottage Great Green  rateable val £2 10s 0d
1869 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS George Young Charles Cherry cottage divided into 3 Great Green
1869 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS George Young Thomas Chamberlain cottage divided into 3 Great Green
1869 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS George Young George Males cottage divided into 3 Great Green
1871 Census 1871 Lavinia Lake    Lavinia  Lake – Strawplaiter age 38
1871 Census 1871 Charles Cherry    Charles  Cherry – Ag lab age 42
1871 Census 1871 George Males    George  Males – Ag lab age 43
1871 Census 1871 Thomas Chamberlain    Thomas  Chamberlain – Ag lab age 52
1877 Sanitation report/HALS Lavinia Lake Eliza Males 1/2cottages   1/2cottages with Garden. as before, drainage-dumb well. 4 inmates sharing 1 living rooms, 2 sleeping rooms and 1/2 shared privy
1877 Sanitation report/HALS Lavinia Lake Lavinia Lake 1/2cottages   1/2cottages with Garden. as before, drainage-dumb well. 2 inmates sharing 1 living rooms, 2 sleeping rooms and 1/2 shared privy
1877 Sanitation report/HALS James Walker Charles Cherry Cottage   Cottage with garden. well in field, drainage-None. 7 inmates sharing 1 living rooms, 2 sleeping rooms and privy
1877 School admission register/HALS Thomas Chamberlain    Elizabeth  Chamberlain born 29/5/1867 enrolled 1877
1877 School admission register/HALS Charles Cherry    Elizabeth  Cherry born 17/3/1867 enrolled 1877
1877 School admission register/HALS Lavinia Lake    Ruth  Lake born 9/6/1860 enrolled 1877
1878 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Lavinia Lake transferred ownership to Edmund Lake Elizabeth Males cottages 2 Great Green 27 feet frontage
1878 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Lavinia Lake transferred ownership to Edmund Lake Lavinia Lake cottages 2 Great Green 27 feet frontage
1878 School admission register/HALS Peter Bell    Frederic Bell  born 12/2/1876 enrolled 24/6/1878
1879 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS Edmund Lake transferred ownership to James Farrow cottages 2 Great Green 27 feet frontage 181  182 on enclosure James King and Edmund Lake sold to Farrow
1881 School admission register/HALS Peter Bell    Charles Bell born 10/8/1877 enrolled 4/4/1881
1881 Census 1881 Charles Cherry    Charles  Cherry – Agricultural labourer age 53
1881 Census 1881 Ellen Bell    Ellen  Bell – Strawplaiter age 36
1881 Census 1881 Charlotte Chamberlain    Charlotte  Chamberlain – Strawplaiter age 31
1881 Census 1881 Thomas Chamberlain    Thomas  Chamberlain – Formerly agricultural labourer age 62
1885 School admission register/HALS Peter Bell  Great Green  Charles  Bell born 10/8/1877 enrolled 1885
1895 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS White Turnbull transferred ownership to William Newbury cottage divided into 2
1898 Doddigselles Manor Court book/HALS white Turnbull transferred ownership to William Newberry Charlotte Chamberlain cottages 3 Great Green  White & Turnbull are solicitors
1898 Doddigselles Manor Court book/HALS white Turnbull transferred ownership to William Newbury Charles Cherry cottages 3 Great Green  White & Turnbull are solicitors
1898 Doddigselles Manor Court book/HALS white Turnbull transferred ownership to William Newbury  Odell cottages 3 Great Green  White & Turnbull are solicitors
1900 School admission register/HALS Ellen Bell    William  Bell born 14/6/1892 enrolled 1900
1901 Census 1901 Ellen Bell  Great Green  Ellen  Bell – Straw plaiter sweatter age 50
1909 Register of electors/HALS William Newbery    occ pl of abode  division can be P =seperate list of parochial electors can vote at parochial elections
1909 Register of electors/HALS Ellen Bell  house
1910 Register of electors/HALS William Newbery      division can be P =seperate list of parochial electors can vote at parochial elections
1910 Rates/HALS William Newberry Frederick Abbiss cottage Great Green 1 perch gross value £4 5s rateable value £3 5s
1910 Rates/HALS William Newberry Ellen Bell cottage Great Green 5 perch gross value £4 5s rateable value £3 5s
1910 Rates/HALS William Newberry James Walker cottage Great Green 13 perch gross value £3 15s rateable value £3 0s
1910 Rates/HALS William Newberry Thomas Walker cottage Great Green 19 perch gross value £3 15s rateable value £3 0s
1910 Rates/HALS William Newberry Charlotte Chamberlain cottage Great Green 3 perch gross value £4 5s rateable vauel £3 5s
1910 Rates/HALS William Newberry Eliza Shepherd cottage Great Green 5 perch gross value £7 0s rateable value £5 5s
1911 Register of electors/HALS William Newbery      division can be P =seperate list of parochial electors can vote at parochial elections
1911 Register of electors/HALS Ellen Bell  house
1911 Census 1911 Frederick Abbiss   4 rooms 3 in household Frederick  Abbiss Labour Farm – age 34
1911 Census 1911 Ellen Abbiss   4 rooms 3 in household Ellen  Abbiss  – age 46
1911 Census 1911 Philip Abbiss   4 rooms 3 in household Philip Guy Abbiss  – age 5
1911 Census 1911 Ellen Bell  Great Green 4 rooms 3 in household Ellen  Bell Straw Plaiter – age 60
1911 Census 1911 Frederick Bell  Great Green 4 rooms 3 in household Frederick  Bell Blacksmith – age 35
1911 Census 1911 William Bell  Great Green 4 rooms 3 in household William  Bell  – age 19
1911 Census 1911 Charlotte Chamberlain  Great Green 4 rooms 3 in household Charlotte  Chamberlain Straw Plaiter – age 61
1911 Census 1911 Sarah Handscombe  Great Green 4 rooms 3 in household Sarah A  Handscombe Straw Plaiter – age 42
1911 Census 1911 Ethel Handscombe  Great Green 4 rooms 3 in household Ethel  Handscombe  – age 8
1911 Census 1911 John Pearce  Great Green 4 rooms 2 in household John  Pearce Pensioned Age – age 62
1911 Census 1911 Jane Pearce  Great Green 4 rooms 2 in household Jane  Pearce  – age 63
1911 Census 1911 Alice Walker  Great Green 3 rooms 6 in household Alice  Walker Straw Plaiter – age 32
1911 Census 1911 Leonard Walker  Great Green 3 rooms 6 in household Leonard James Walker School – age 10
1911 Census 1911 Frederick Walker  Great Green 3 rooms 6 in household Frederick Charles Walker School – age 8
1911 Census 1911 Doris Walker  Great Green 3 rooms 6 in household Doris Eleanor Walker School – age 5
1911 Census 1911 Mildred Walker  Great Green 3 rooms 6 in household Mildred Emily Walker School – age 3
1911 Census 1911 Alice Walker  Great Green 3 rooms 4 in household Alice  Walker  – age 3
1911 Census 1911 Frank Chamberlain  Great Green 3 rooms 5 in household Frank  Chamberlain General Labourer – age 33
1911 Census 1911 Kate Chamberlain  Great Green 3 rooms 5 in household Kate  Chamberlain  – age 28
1911 Census 1911 Hubert Chamberlain  Great Green 3 rooms 5 in household Hubert  Chamberlain School – age 8
1911 Census 1911 Alice Chamberlain  Great Green 3 rooms 5 in household Alice  Chamberlain School – age 4
1911 Census 1911 Edith Chamberlain  Great Green 3 rooms 5 in household Edith  Chamberlain  – age 1
1912 Doddingselles Manor Court book/HALS William Newbury transferred ownership to William Newbury cottage divided into 2   father died 1911left  to son
1912 Register of electors/HALS William Newbery       division can be P =seperate list of parochial electors can vote at parochial elections
1912 Register of electors/HALS Ellen Bell  house Great Green
1912 Doddigselles Manor Court book/HALS William Newberry transferred ownership to William Newberry Charlotte Chamberlain cottages 3 Great Green  father to son
1912 Doddigselles Manor Court book/HALS William Newbury transferred ownership to William Newbury John Pearce cottages 3 Great Green  father to son
1912 Doddigselles Manor Court book/HALS William Newbury transferred ownership to William Newbury James Walker cottages 3 Great Green  father to son
1913 Register of electors/HALS Ellen Bell  house  Near Great Green
1914 Register of electors/HALS Ellen Bell  house  Near Great Green
1915 Register of electors/HALS Frederick Abbiss  dwelling house  Great Green   division can be 1=occupation electors (other than lodgers) can vote at all elections
1915 Register of electors/HALS Charlotte Chamberlain  house  Great Green
1915 Register of electors/HALS Ellen Bell  house  Great Green
1915 School admission register/HALS James Walker   Great Green  Mildred  Walker born 13/3/1908 enrolled 1915 Last school – Pirton Infants,
1935 Original rates/Hofton William Newberry Frank Abbiss cottage and premises Great Green  gross val 7.5 rateable val 4
1935 Original rates/Hofton William Newberry Fred Bell cottage and premises Great Green  gross value £ 8.5 rateable value £ 5
1935 Original rates/Hofton William Newberry Charlotte Chamberlain cottage and premises Great Green  gross val 7.5 rateable val 4
1935 Original rates/Hofton William Newberry C Cat cottage and premises Great Green  gross value £ 6.5  rateable value £ 4
1935 Original rates/Hofton John Handscombe William Bell cottage & premises Great Green  gross val 7 rateable val 4
1935 Kelly – trade directory/HALS Frederick Bell    blacksmith
1937 Kelly – trade directory/HALS Frederick Bell    blacksmith
1939 National Registration Identity Cards/National Archives Frederick P Bell  6 Great Green married   DOB 12/2/1876 Blacksmith Age 63
1939 National Registration Identity Cards/National Archives Anne Bell   married   DOB 7/12/1876 Unpaid domestic duties Age 63
1939 National Registration Identity Cards/National Archives Gladys Manly   single   DOB 24/6/1927
1939 National Registration Identity Cards/National Archives Sarah A Hanscombe  7 Great Green single   DOB 30/8/1868 Unpaid domestic duties Age 71
1939 National Registration Identity Cards/National Archives Ethel May Hanscombe   single   DOB 5/5/1902 Glove machinist Age 37
1939 National Registration Identity Cards/National Archives Frederick T Gazeley  8 Great Green married   DOB 24/12/1900 Monotype mechanic printing trade Age 39
1939 National Registration Identity Cards/National Archives Lilian A Gazeley   married   DOB 13/1/1906 Unpaid domestic duties,newsagents round Age 33
1939 National Registration Identity Cards/National Archives Elizabeth Gazeley   widow/widower   DOB 29/5/1866 newsagent retired Age 73
1939 National Registration Identity Cards/National Archives Sheila May Bass    at school

 

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