House ownership - Ashburn 3 Burge End 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.

Date Source Owner/buyer Occupier Comment
1811 owners John Throssell Edward Throssell Cottage And Garden
1811 owners Thomas Caton Samuel Jarvis Homestead And Croft
1818 enclosure Thomas Caton   Homestead And Croft
1861 census Charles  Weeden – Agricultural Labourer
1863 rates Charles Bowyer Charles Weedon Cottage
1863 rates Charles Bowyer John  Titmas Cottage
1871 census Daniel  Timuss – Ag Lab
1877 sanitation William Hanscombe Daniel Titmuss 1/2Cottages With Garden. 1/2Shared Well, Drainage-None. 4 Inmates Sharing 2 Living Rooms, 2 Sleeping Rooms And 1/2 Shared Privy
1877 sanitation William Hanscombe Frederic Weeden 1/2Cottages With Garden. 1/2Shared Well, Drainage-None. 5 Inmates Sharing 2 Living Rooms, 2 Sleeping Rooms And 1/2 Shared Privy
1877 School admission register Mary    Weedon born 15/10/1865  living with Frederick  Weedon
1886 School admission register Alice Eliza  Carter born 25/10/1876  living with Charles  Carter
1886 School admission books Annie Carter   living with Charles  Carter
1886 School admission books Down town Ellen Carter   living with Charles  Carter
1886 School admission books Ernest Carter   living with Charles  Carter
1887 School admission register Ellen  Carter born 15/11/1879 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Charles  Carter
1888 School admission register Ernest  Carter born 20/12/1880 Last school – Pirton Infants,  living with Charles  Carter
1890 School admission register Annie  Carter born 20/11/1882  living with Charles  Carter
1901 census Charles  Carter – Assistant Local Overseer
1909 register of electors     Charles Carter Burge End dwelling house  
1909 register of electors  Joseph Carter Near Burge End dwelling house  
1910 register of electors     Charles Carter Burge End dwelling house  
1910 register of electors  Joseph Carter Near Burge End dwelling house  
1910 rates William  Hanscombe Chas  Carter House & Premises
1911 register of electors     Charles Carter Burge End dwelling house  
1911 register of electors  Joseph Carter Near Burge End dwelling house  
1911 census Charles  Carter – Assistant Overseer
1912 register of electors     Charles Carter Burge End dwelling house  
1912 register of electors  Joseph Carter Near Burge End dwelling house  
1913 register of electors     Charles Carter Burge End dwelling house  
1913 register of electors  Joseph Carter Near Burge End dwelling house  
1914 register of electors     Charles Carter Burge End dwelling house  
1914 register of electors  Joseph Carter Near Burge End dwelling house  
1915 register of electors     Joseph Carter Near Burge End dwelling house  
1926 School admission register Burge end Leslie  Arthur Nash born 12/8/1921 Last school – None,  living with Arthur  Nash
1935 rates J A B Hanscombe Arthur Nash Cottage And Premises
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