Chardstock - Return of Owners of Land, 1873

Return of Owners of Land, 1873: England and Wales (exclusive of the Metropolis)
[issued by the Local Government Board]

Vol. I DORSET and Vol. 2 SOMERSET - Extracts relating to Chardstock

Printed by George Edward Eyre and Willliam Spottiswoode, London in 2 volumes (1875)

 

Transcribed by Sheila Jones

(E-mail: sheila.jones@liverpool.ac.uk)

N.B. These extracts relate to people who owned 1 acre of more of land and who gave their address as Chardstock. It should not be assumed (unless stated in a footnote) that the land they owned was in whole or in part in Chardstock, merely that that was their stated place of abode. Similarly, there may be other "absentee" owners who owned land in Chardstock but were not living there, who do not therefore appear in this list.

The £ s value given relates to the land's Gross Estimated Rental (it does not mean that the owner was necessarily receiving any rent or rent to this value); the 2001 value £ calculates the current equivalent purchasing power of the £ s value as calculated using the Economic History Services "How Much is That Worth Today" website at http://eh.net/hmit/ However, this is only a crude figure -; costs and standards of living were very different in 1873. Perhaps a more accurate gauge of the relative value of land rentals, is to compare the 1873 figures below with the fact that the average weekly wage for an agricultural worker in 1872 was 11 shillings. Assuming that such a worker was employed at the same rate for 52 weeks a year (which probably was not the case!), his average annual wage would be £28 12s in 1872, equating to £1,265.21 in modern purchasing power.

Sheila Jones
February 2002

Footnote Surname Christian name Acres Rods Perches £ s 2001 value £
1 BEER Henry 4 1 4 12 11 536.39
1 BEER Henry 4 0 31 11 15 500.08
2 BENTLEY Abraham 15 1 7 44 3 1879.01
1 BENTLEY John Cox 49 3 38 86 12 3701.29
1 BENTLEY John Cox 59 2 9 62 2 2654.16
2 BENTLEY Mary 16 2 20 35 0 1489.59
1 BENTLEY William 86 3 39 125 7 5357.47
1 BENTLY and others 19 0 30 13 1 555.40
1 BENTLY Abraham 75 1 14 89 0 3803.87
1 BENTLY Thomas 14 1 1 37 0 1581.38
1 BENTLY William 113 3 38 115 15 5374.56
1 BOND William 33 1 17 38 11 1649.77
1 BONFIELD Samuel 9 1 13 17 10 747.95
1 BRINE Rev. James G. 35 3 18 75 0 3105.50
1 CLARENCE Edith 6 1 11 40 0 1709.60
1 CLARKE Aaron 1 1 9 1 10 64.11
1 CLARKE Fk. 1 3 11 1 10 64.11
1 CLARKE Geo. 1 0 31 4 10 191.33
1 COOMBES Geo. 1 0 0 1 1 47.01
1 COZENS James 1 3 31 5 10 135.07
1 DARE Robert 8 0 30 15 0 1068.50
1 DEANE F. Palmer 4 1 39 10 0 417.40
1 DEANE John 94 1 15 110 10 4711.78
2 DEANE John 31 8 8 99 17 4249.58
1 DEANE Joseph 30 1 38 31 10 1346.31
1 DEANE Thomas 101 1 3 110 1 5133.08
1 DEANE Thomas 94 0 1 107 0 4573.19
1 DEANE Reprs. of Thos. 41 1 16 50 10 1158.37
1 DEANE T.P. 6 1 18 85 6 3645.73
1 DEANE William 11 0 30 5 10 135.07
1 DEEM Robert 1 1 4 8 13 369.70
1 DEEM Rt. Isaac 8 0 10 18 10 790.69
1 DENING James 7 3 13 16 1 688.11
1 DIMENT Matthew 1 3 34 4 10 191.33
1 DUNSTER Anne 3 0 15 11 11 538.51
1 EAMES William Keats 109 1 39 148 10 6346.90
1 ELLITT Thomas 1 1 10 7 17 335.51
1 FOWLER Dinah 5 1 39 18 1 773.60
1 GREGORY James 1 0 18 4 10 191.33
1 GRIFFIN John 7 1 15 14 5 609.05
1 HARRIS Thomas 1 1 8 8 0 341.91
1 MARKS John 50 1 16 76 17 3184.57
1 MILLER Elias 9 3 31 10 8 871.90
1 PRYER Eliza 71 1 7 117 15 5011.40
1 PRYER Isaac 50 1 33 84 0 3575.01
1 RODD Ed. 59 3 7 115 7 4909.25
1 TURNER William T. 18 1 18 39 11 1691.51
1 WALE Joseph 59 1 11 45 16 1957.49
1 WALE Robert 59 1 11 45 16 1957.49
1 WALE William 41 1 18 50 17 1173.33
1 WATTS Walter 1 1 15 10 17 463.73
1 WOODCOCK Rev. C. 7 0 7 101 10 4380.86
1 WOODCOCK Thomas P. 6 3 11 41 17 1781.12

Notes

  1. Relates to land owned in Dorset
  2. Relates to land owned in Somerset