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Stoke Abbott, 1841

I have done my best to locate the households of Stoke Abbott in 1841 by combining the details shown on the Tithe Map and Census for that year. This is not the easiest of tasks as the Tithe Map records Landowners and Occupiers while the Census lists individuals by household. The Occupier of a property in Tithe terms being the person who owns or leases the plot and pays the tithes. This is not necessarily the physical occupant of the property (eg George HANN snr who was a landlord and Parish Clerk is shown as being occupier of a house at Curfew Plot owned by the Parish, the house he lived in and also property five other plots that he let out).  A Household in the Census could just be one person, so a property could be occupied by a family with a household head and a number of their family etc, or it could just be occupied by three different individuals who would all be shown as the head of their individual household.  It appears that some households lived in properties divided for multi-occupancy (Nos. 3, 9, 16, 25 and 35 on map) whereas others just lived in a room within larger properties. For those households for whom I have been unable to ascertain living arrangements, those with the knowledge may be possible to make an educated guess by investigating whether there are sufficient relationships between them to believe they may have lived together (eg three households for two properties - SMITH, Jones and Brown, for instance - was Mrs SMITH nee Jones?)

Households of the 1841 census (in census order)

Occ

Head and size of household

Map No

Occ

Head and size of household

Map No

Occ

Head and size of household

Map No

Occ

Head and size of household

Map No

 

The Village

 

Benjamin DAVEY (7)

 16*

Francis HUSSEY (9)

30

Samuel MEECH (5)

 

James MARWOOD (8)

1

John HELLIAR (3)

 16*

George HALLETT (1)

 

John TUCKER (9)

41

William WAKELY (5)

 

William COOMBS (6)

 16*  

The Village

   

Mary BROWN (1)

44

 

William HELLIAR (4)

2

Henry SYMES (7)

18

John FORSEY (8)

   

Anne STAPLE (2)

 

John TIZARD (10)

 

John HAMILTON (3)

19

Daniel TRUMP (7)

 

Thomas KNIGHT (4)

 

Sarah FORSEY (8)

 

John GUPPY (6)

20

James HELLIER (4)

 

George WHITE (5)

 
 

Judith FOWLER (2)

 

John CORNICK (6)

21

George CORNICK (2)

 

George SYMES 7)

 

Henry HANN (4)

7

James NORRIS (5)

21

William CANTERBURY (4)

 

David HANN (6)

45

William STAPLE (6)

8

Wiilliam AKERMAN (3)

 

David BUGLER (9)

 

Thomas KNIGHT (3)

 

John IVORY (7)

 

John HUTCHINGS (2)

22

 

Church Lane

 

William KNIGHT (2)

 

Jane STOODLEY (5)

 

George BARTLETT (2)

 

Joshua CANTERBURY (4)

34

John GILLINGHAM (5)

 

Betsey CANTERBURY (6)

 

Arthur HANN (8)

23

George SLADE (3)

35*

George GILLINGHAM (6)

 

William DAVIS (9)

 

John HUSSEY (2)

 

Henry SLADE (2)

35*

William HANN jnr (2)

 

Abraham WAKELY (4)

 

Philip CLARE (3)

24

Simeon HALLETT (9)

35*

George HANN snr (2)

46

John MEECH (2)

9*

John SEAL (3)

25*  

Berry

 

Robert NORTH (4)

 
 

Henry HELLIAR (2)

9*

Nathaniel MEECH (5)

25*

Robert HARDY (5)

36

John KERSLAKE (4)

 

Robert ELLIOTT (3)

11

 

Norway Lane

 

George CANTERBURY (7)

36

John WILDRON (5)

 

William PURCHASE (5)

12

William CLARE (4)

26

 

Butts Bubbles

   

Samuel STAPLE (3)

 

Elizabeth WAKELY (3)

12

Manasses CLARE (1)

26

Job CANTERBURY (2)

38

Jonathan PROSSER (3)

47

William HANN snr (6)

13

Richard CLARE (2)

26

John PARKER (3)

38

Frederick DAUNCEY (5)

 

Charles COOMBS (7)

 

William KERSLAKE (2)

   

Butts

 

George SMITH (7)

48

George PAYNE (5)

14

 

Martha CLARE (1)

27

Thomas CLARE (2)

37

ind

Thomas CONWAY (5)

49

George HANN jnr (4)

15

William HANSFORD (4)

28

Hannah KERSLAKE (6)

37

Robert PARKER (3)

 

Robert ELLIOTT

16*

 

William HUSSEY (2)

29

 

The Village

 

David ROBERTS (3)

 

Benjamin VINCENT (3)

16*

Robert SEAL (4)

29

Rev George S PAYNE (3)

39

 

James SEAL (3)

16*

Charles EDWARDS (4)

29

Edward HOLLAND (3)

32

* indicates tenement where property divided for multi-household occupancy

Main occupation of household:

stone worker

butcher/pig dealer

Innkeeper

tinman

farmer

carpenter

razor grinder

miller

farm labouring

shoemaker

thatcher

  clergyman

flax processer/sailcloth manufacturer

tailor

A full list of 1841 inhabitants can be found on the Dorset OPC webpage

Map of Stoke Abbott village

It was not until I did this exercise that I realised that at this time the village was split into three parts, occupationally.  To the north of the village where the road travels west-east and where there were two farms, and south of the church where there were two more farms, lived the majority of farm labourers.  In the centre, around the church and in a large swathe down to the valley in which the flax mill (next to Horsehill Farm) was situated to the east of the village between the Beaminster and Netherbury roads, lived those employed in the processing of flax and the manufacture of sailcloth and sacking.  Those few flax workers who lived in the north doing so at the eastern end of the village nearest the road to the mill which led off the Beaminster road.  'Service' occupations being spread amongst the village to be available to all.  The farm that I have marked as Payne's Farm (as it was owned by George Payne) which later became the New Inn seems to have been recorded as Stoke Farm in 1851.  In 1841 and 1861, none of the farms were named and in 1851 the only one named was Stoke Farm which seems to be in the north of the village next to the pub - the one near the church being un-named

Since creating this page ancestry.co.uk and thegenealogist.co.uk have put tithe map details online so I have been able to check where various houses are and if necessary revise the original table (above).  Below is a table of tithe equivalents and their owners and residents

Entries for the 1839 Tithe map

Map Ref(above)

Tithe Ref

Description

a-r-p

Owner Occupier
1 547 House garden and orchard 1-0-15 Robert WOODCOCK James MARWOOD
2 546 House and garden 0-0-12 Robert WOODCOCK William HELLIAR
3
4 409 House and garden 0-0-32 Charles COOMBS snr Charles COOMBS jnr
5 410 Orchard 2-1-15 Charles COOMBS snr Charles COOMBS jnr
6 224 House garden and orchard 0-2-24 Samuel COX John SEYMOUR
7 527 House and garden 0-0-20 George HANN snr  
8 528 House and garden 0-0-18 George HANN snr  
9 545 Three tenements and gardens 0-0-36 Henry HELLIER John MEECH, George HUSSEY & Hannah KERSLAKE
10 303 House and garden 0-0-17 Robert CONWAY John Tucker
11 544 House garden and orchard 0-2-9 Isaac STAPLE Robert ELLIOTT
12 543 House garden and orchard 0-2-20 Edmund WAKELY William PURCHASE
13 542 House garden and orchard 0-1-23 William HANN William HANN
14 384 Homestead and garden 0-3-39 Hon. Henry Damer DAWSON George Payne
15 559 House garden and orchard 0-2-17 Henry WHEADON George HANN jnr
16 557 Three tenements garden and orchard 0-2-16 Edward SMITH John COOMBS, William Knight & John HELLIER
17 558 Cottages and gardens 0-0-26 Alexander WELLMAN John TUCKER
18 541 House and garden 0-0-32 Henry SYMES Henry SYMES
19 325 House buildings and garden 0-1-0 Christopher WELLMAN John HAMILTON
20 540 House and garden 0-0-35 George HANN snr  
21 556 House and garden 0-0-8 William HANN James Norris & John CORNICK
22 539 House and garden 0-0-18 John HUTCHINGS John HUTCHINGS
23 538 House garden and orchard 0-2-8 Arthur HANN Arthur HANN
24
25 536 Two tenements and garden 0-0-16 John DAVEY Nathaniel Meech and John SEAL
26 564 Houses and garden 0-0-18 Manessah Wm & Richard CLARE Manessah Wm & Richard CLARE
27 565 House and garden 0-0-13 Martha CLARE Martha CLARE
28 585 House and garden 0-0-10 William HANSFORD William HANSFORD
29 566 Houses and gardens 0-0-34 Charles EDWARDS, Robert SEAL & William HUSSEY Charles EDWARDS, Robert SEAL & William HUSSEY
30 567 House and garden 0-0-13 Frank HUSSEY Frank HUSSEY
31 554 House and garden 0-0-32 Stoke Abbott parish George HANN snr
32 553 House and garden 0-0-17 Edward HOLLAND Edward HOLLAND
33 413 Houses and garden 0-1-7 Matthew GALPIN Charles COOMBS jnr
34 534 House and garden 0-0-8 Rev William Page RICHARDS James CANTERBURY
35 535 Three tenements and gardens 0-0-10 New College Oxford Robert LARCOMBE, William MARSH & Simon HALLETT
36 411 House and garden 0-0-12 Matthew GALPIN Charles COOMBS jnr
37 581 House garden and nursery 0-1-16 Thomas CLARE Thomas CLARE
38 582 Houses and Gardens 0-0-38 John SNELL James SEAL and John PARKER
39 265a Parsonage barn and yard 0-0-27 Rev William Page RICHARDS George SMITH
40 283 House and garden 0-1-21 Robert CONWAY John TUCKER
41 533 Homestead 0-0-37 Robert CONWAY John TUCKER
42 283 House and garden 0-1-21 Robert CONWAY John TUCKER
43 552 Independent Chapel 0-0-6 Henry WHEADON  
44 551 House garden and orchard 2-0-16 Mary BROWN Mary BROWN
45 532 House and garden 0-0-14 George HANN snr  
46 530 House garden and orchard 0-1-34 George HANN snr George HANN snr
47 531 House garden and orchard 0-2-17 Jonathan PROSSER Jonathan PROSSER
48 508 Homestead and garden 0-0-11 George SMITH George SMITH
49 391 House and garden 0-1-2 Thomas CONWAY Thomas CONWAY

Four members of the Hann family were recorded in the Tithe records as owners or liable for the following properties:

 Owner   Occupier

Plot No

 Current name of property
 William Hann  Himself

542

 Mins Cottage and Gales Cottage
 James Norris & John Cornick

556

 1-2 Brooklyn Cottages
 Arthur Hann  Himself

538:

 The Old Bakery, Church House, Church House Cott. & Orchard Cottage
 George Hann snr  Himself

530

 Post Office Cottage, The Barn, Old Sawyers  Cottage
 Not stated

529

 Orchard at rear of Woodlands Cottage and 1-2 Chartknolle Cottages

528

 Woodlands Cottage

527

 1-2 Chartknolle Cottages

525

 Croft (a narrow NW-SE field north of Brimley Mill)

532

 Ladyhaye

540

 1-2 Wayside Cottages
 Henry Wheadon  George Hann jnr

559

 Anchor House
Stoke Abbott Parish  George Hann snr (as Parish   Clerk)

554

Curfew Plot

552

 Independent Chapel

 

Roads etc.

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