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Land Farmed by Greens in Kingsthorpe

 I have obtained a lot of data on Land farmed by Greens in Kingsthorpe but, as yet, I haven't found  maps to show where the land was.

Will of William Green made in 1695
To my loving wife Sarah Green during her life all lands and tenements and hereditaments whatsoever which are lying within the common and open fields of Kingsthorpe, about sixteen acres and a rood, more or less, with the meadow land Common and Common of pasture and all appurtenances whatsoever, all cattle etc... and after the death of my wife Sarah Everything to my youngest son Jonathan Green and his heirs forever.

Transfer of Land to William Green 3rd May 1710

This indenture made 3rd May 1710 in the ninth year of Queen Anne between John Darlow of Kingsthorpe yeoman on one part and William Green yeoman of Kingsthorpe on the other part.
In consideration of £46 All those arable lands Ley Meadows and pasture ground with the appurtenances situate lying and being in the ffields and boundaries of Kingsthorpe contayning by estimation the moiety or half part of ten acres of land late in the tenure and occupation of Samuel Crick his assignee or assignees together with all and singular arable lands leys pastures commons and common of pasture heath ground furzes wood underwood hedges dirches grass profitts advantages hereditaments and appurtanences whatsoever and also one cottager common of and for one cowe to be had and taken yearly in the Cottiers Close and in other commonable places in Kingsthorpe according to the manner and custom there used.
In the Park Field one half land on Ingles the Glebe land South one rood on Elmm tree furlong John morgan esq south. In the North field one half land on the homward side Milbrook Slade Hatton Atkins south one Headland on Mill furlong John Coursi West one rood Thistle holme Richard Hollis South one half land on short Gosbridge John Couth North one rood and half on ?Brilords? Mr Smith vicar of Moulton west if one be wider than the other to be made equall the west side half the Ley in Asthills Hollow Richard Hollis west. The furzes or bush ground to be equally partedhalfe a Cowes Common the proportionable part of tenn acres of ?Lott? grass the hedges in the hollow sheep commons and two quarterns of Meadow Gound All to be equally parted
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There follows much detail on the transfer and mention of transfer on lease 15th August 1707. At this date William was not of age so it was held in trust by Lucas Green.
Survey of the Robinson Estate 1727
Jeremiah Green 119a 0r 26p all in closes.
William Green had 31 acres in the Brook Field (in 5 strips), 27 1/2 acres in the Park Field , 12 in Mannings Field and 12 in the North Field. He had just over 7 acres of meadow, one close of nearly 5 acres with Welford Road to its west, one piece of bush ground of 41/2 acres with Town Piece on its south, and finally Homesteads and fold yards marked F on the map 3a 0r 24p (unfortunately the map is missing from the document). His total holdings were 82a 0r 11p arable & ley ground, 7a 1r 13/4p meadow, 7a 3r 31p in closes and 4a 2r 7p bush ground.
William died in 1749 and it appears that his tenancy was taken over by his son Lucas.

Robinson Rent Rolls 1754-62
Lucas Green was the second biggest tenant and paid £25 half yearly in rent but from Lady Day 1759 this rent was paid by widow Green. I believe Lucas was son of William Green and died in 1759.
Richard Green rented the barn at the big house for 2s 6d half yearly in 1757 and 1758.
Jerom Green from Lady Day 1758 rented Knights Spinney for 2s 6d half yearly and from Michaelmas 1758 rented the barn at the big house for £1 half yearly
Lucas Jerom and Richard were brothers, sons of William.

Inclosure 1767
As a result of the Kingsthorpe Inclosure Act 1767 land was allocated to three members of the Green Family and they had to pay the cost of Inclosure. They also had to inclose their land with fences or similar within a period of months. Trees and bushes growing on land could be removed, but existing boundary hedges or fences had to remain.
Thomas Green paid £24 15s 0 3/4d and was allocated Fifty acres, one rood and 29 perches in The Park Field. One acre, three roods and 13 perches in Haddlecroft. Jerom Green paid £12 19s 5 1/4d and was allocated Twenty seven acres, one rood and 38 perches in The North Field William Green paid £3 13s 9 1/4d and was allocated Three acres, three roods and thirty seven perches in The North Field.

Green land on Inclosure

Land Tax 1772

Owner - Sir George Robinson, Occupier - William Green £2 10s 8d

Owner - Mr Thomas Green, Occupier - Jerome Green  19s 2.5d

Owner & Occupier - William Green  3s 5d

Total Tax for Kingsthorpe £58 9s 1.75d

Land Tax 1774

Owner - Sir George Robinson, Occupier - William Green £2 10s 8d

Owner - Revd Lockwood, Occupier - Jerom Green 11s 5.25d

Owner - Thomas Green, Occupier - Jerom Green 19s 2.5d

Owner - Thomas Green, Occupier - Jerom Green  9s 6d

Owner - James Boork, Occupier - William Green 3s 5d

Total Tax for Kingsthorpe £58 9s 5.75d

Land Tax 1776

Owner - Sir George Robinson, Occupier - William Green £6 15s 2.75d

Owner - Revd Lockwood, Occupier - Jerom Green £1 10s 6d

Owner - Mr Thomas Green, Occupier Jerom Green £2 11s 2.75d

Owner & Occupier - Mr Jerome Green £1 5s 4d

Owner & Occupier - Mr William Green 9s 1.5d

Total for Kingsthorpe £155 17s 7.5d

Land Tax 1778

Owner & Occupier - William Green £6 15s 2.75d

Owner & Occupier - Mr William Green 9s 1.5d

Owner - Revd Lockwood, Occupier - Jerom Green

Owner - W Watson, Occupier - Jerom Green £2 11s 2.75d

Owner & Occupier - Jerom Green £1 5s 4d

Total for Kingsthorpe £155 17s 7d

Will of William Green 1804

 I give and devise unto my wife Elizabeth Green and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life all and every my messuages cottages closes lands tenements hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever with their and every of their appurtenances and from and after her decease I give and devise all my said real estate unto my son William Green and his heirs and assigns for ever.
 

Poor Rate Assessments 1833 and 1834

 In a collection of Poor Law  Assessments for 1833 and 1834 the names of the pieces of land occupied are given. The first of these, for 14 March 1833, is an assessment at 1/3d in the £ Quality; it names William Green and Thomas Cox as Churchwardens, and Charles Mead and Charles Fitzhugh as Overseers of the Poor. It then gives the names of the occupiers of lands, houses, cottages etc. The following are the Greens listed:


Thomas Green: Cherry Tree, Spring, Thicket, Hacket Spinney, Top, Long, Lime-Kiln, Orchard and Bush Hill Closes, Shortlands, Clayelands, Home Close, Homestead etc.

William Green: Mortar Pit, Bush, Little Leys, Dovehouse, Abraham and Long Closes, & Meadow, Home, Welford Road, Millbrook & Windmill Closes, and close adjoining, Harbro' Road Close, Simmerlong, House & Homestead, Millbrook.

Jerom Green, junior; Bottom, Conduit Furlong, Old Pits & Treslar Closes and Close adjoining Field Barn.

Jerom Green, senior: Barn Close, Berry Locks & Race Ground Closes, Northfield, First & Second Town Pieces, Homestead & Leys, House & premises.

Will of William Green 1841

Land rented by Charles Gardner, Jerom Green, William Hartley, viz: Wall Close, Cottage Close, Morton Pit Close and Nixon's cottage.

Census 1851

Jerome Green, 59, gentleman at The Green. I believe this is Jerom brother of Thomas and son of Jerom.

Thomas, 59; & Elizabeth, 60; farmer of 150 acres employing 5 labourers at Green's Lodge (between Dunkley's Lodge then Coal Pit Cottages and Peaches Lane then Ashby's Lodge on census). Again, I believe this is Thomas son of Jerom born in 1792.

William, 32; and Ann, 22; farmer of 210 acres employing 9 men at Welford road. I believe this is William son of William and Frances Green, who has taken over farm from his mother.

Will of William Green 1852

My Close called Codgers Close, Windmill House Close, and the messuage or tenement the Mason's Arms.

Thornton Estate 1854

William Green

Court Farm House and Farmyard 1a 1r 19p

Garden 0 0 25

Home Close (pasture) 3 2 5

Eleven acre Close (arable) 10 2 2

Welford Road Close (arable) 8 3 5

Welford Rd Close North (arable) 9 0 13

Millbrook Close (arable) 6 3 34

Windmill Close (arable) 10 3 38

Harboro Rd Close (arable) 7 1 13

Upper Mill Close (arable) 10 2 24

Upper Abraham (arable) 12 2 11

South Mill Close (arable) 10 2 33

Long Field 11 2 3

Lower long Field (pasture) 3 3 8

Lower Abraham (pasture) 5 3 6

Mill Close (pasture) 2 2 25

Meadow (pasture) 20 2 25

Pike & Dovehouse Close (pasture) 6 2 11

Barn & Farmyard 0 0 33

Total 142a 2r 4p or 57.66 hectares

1861 Census

Thomas Green, 69 with his daughter Jacosa Welford as housekeeper, farmer of 190 acres employing 2 men and 3 boys at Lodge (between Peaches Lane then Coal Pit Cottages and Kingsthorpe House then Tathams Mill on census).

More work is needed to ascertain, which Greens are in the above references. It is a pity that there are no pre inclosure maps of Kingsthorpe showing the variuos strips, within the furlongs within the open fields. I haven't managed to locate any map of inclosed fields and their names.

died in 1852, on 23 January 1854 took on land that appears to be that held by William Green in 1833/4.

 

 

 

 

Cherry Tree, Spring, Thicket, Hacket Spinney, Top, Long, Lime-Kiln, Orchard and Bush Hill Closes, Shortlands, Clayelands, Home Close, Homestead etc.

 

 

Mortar Pit, Bush, Little Leys, Dovehouse, Abraham and Long Closes, & Meadow, Home, Welford Road, Millbrook & Windmill Closes, and close adjoining, Harbro' Road Close, Simmerlong, House & Homestead, Millbrook.

 

 

; Bottom, Conduit Furlong, Old Pits & Treslar Closes and Close adjoining Field Barn.

 

 

Barn Close, Berry Locks & Race Ground Closes, Northfield, First & Second Town Pieces, Homestead & Leys, House & premises.

 

Jerom Green, senior

 

Jerom Green, junior

 

William Green

 

Thomas Green

 

Will of William Green 1841

 

Land rented by Charles Gardner, Jerom Green, William Hartley, viz Wall Close, Cottage Close, Morton Pit Close and Nixon's cottage.

 

Census 1841

Census 1841

In 1841 census ages are to nearest 5 years

William, 45; & Mary , 40; Green millers at St Andrews Mill

Jerome Green, 45, farmer at Lower End. I believe this is Jerome brother of Thomas and son of Jerom.

Jacosa Green, 65, farmer at Lower End

Frances Green, 50, farmer at Court House, Welford Road. Frances is Widow of William Green

Thomas, 50; & Elizabeth, 50, Farmer at Kingsthorpe Grange (This is next to Kingsthorpe Lodge on census and must be Kingsthorpe Farm on map). I believe this is Thomas son of Jerom, born in 1792.

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Land Farmed by Greens in Kingsthorpe
Authored by: Tony Horner on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 05:05 PM BST

You have done a great job of research here! Do you know that in the Northants Record Office there are some photographic images of the 1767 Inclosure Map along with some of the DRAFT map. The latter, but NOT the final map itself, shows a collection of 13 contiguous closes known as "Edmunds's Farm",  which totals around 119 acres. This must surely be the land leased by Jeremiah Green from the Robinson Estate referred to in the Survey of 1727. It was situated near to Moulton Park and between what is now Boughton Green Road and Kettering Road.

I tried to trace the missing map relating to the Survey of 1727 by writing to the Robinson family, but the reply was that they had not got it. It is no doubt in a frame hanging on a wall somewhere!