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SOME FREMINGTON LANDOWNERS IN 1873

 

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

 

White's Directory of 1878 gives the acreage of the parish as 6810, and names other landowners who did not give Fremington 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 (£)

William Adams 29 41
Elizabeth Balsdon 45 101
John Blake 63 70
Mary Bray 20 22
Anthony L. Crocker 319 489
Robert Crocker 25 53
Charles Easton 3 8
Susan Gayton 4 8
William Gayton 2 4
Ann Hill 21 33
John Hobbs 1 9
Thomas Hutton 131 160
John Lee 39 31
John T. Pigot 97 192
Mary Pollock 3 30
Trustees of the Poor 52 38
Thomas Richards 103 71
John Saunders 46 45
Robert B Skinner 195 164
Mary Symons 5 8
Jane Taylor 24 19
J. A. Vellacott 129 206
James Weir 3 38
John Williams 40 107
William A. Yeo 5000 4693

 

 

 
 
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