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SOME BURRINGTON LANDOWNERS IN 1873

 

The connection of the people named below with Burrington lies in the fact that in the return of Owners of Land (1873), they gave Burrington as their address. This does not imply that all of the land owned by them lay in the Parish of Burrington.

 

White's Directory of 1878 gives the acreage of the parish as 5330, and names other landowners such as the Earl of Portsmouth who did not give Burrington as the place of their principle residence and therefore do not appear in the list below.

 

Nonetheless, the list includes the names of a number of people who would have considered themselves to be persons of substance in their local community,  most of whom would have been able to live fairly comfortably on the income from their rents. 

 

The list was prepared as a valuation for calculating the Parish Rate and Poor Rate payable on each property.* Owners of land less than 1 acre were not included nor were holders of Long (99 year) Leases. Valuation, based on gross estimated rental, was carried out at local level and was largely a matter of guesswork, there being no standardisation of approach to valuation across the county. Waste and Common land was not included.

*Property valuation remains to the present time the basis of assessment for raising money to be spent locally - known today as Council Tax.

 

NAME APPROXIMATE ACREAGE

GROSS ESTIMATED ANNUAL RENTAL IN POUNDS (£)

Robert Baker 48 44
G. Babbage 10 8
G. P Babbage 262 206
John Clatworthy 7 7
William Cornish 58 37
John Crocker 68 27
Rev. S. Davis 106 112
Christopher Dillon 7 5
J. M. Dillon 43 43
George Ford 16 18
James Ford 42 36
John Ford 11 20
Honor Gorrer 2 3
John Harris 2 3
Robert Hayman 41 48
James Heard 1 2
Thomas Hill 5 5
G. Hockridge 81 30
Mr. Kelly 1 1
William Manning 15 18
John Maynard 3 11
William Prowse 14 10
John Rowe 64 53
John Snell 10 16
Michael Tout 445 350
Mary Woolway 13 13

 

 

 
 
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