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From: "Arthur French" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Re: Tenant Farmers
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 09:17:44 +0100
One good source of information about landowners and tenants in the
period around 1840 is the Tithe Map and Apportionment for each parish.
The surveys began after an Act of 1836, and I think the results were
mostly deposited in the early 1840s. There are copies in the Devon
Record Office and in the national Public Record Office.
Owners, tenants, and areas are in separate columns in the
apportionment, and each item is numbered to correspond with a number
on the map.
Access to the DRO copy may be a problem at the moment!
Later, there may be Valuation Lists in existence (I have copies of a
few for Ipplepen, 1898, 1909, and a later one inadequately dated
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Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2004 12:20 AM
Subject: [DEV] Re: Tenant Farmers
> Thanks to those who have quickly responded to my request for help
> It has been asked that I give a little more information so here's
> The farm is called Lookweep Farm and is situated near the small
> Liverton just outside Newton Abbot.
> The family lived there around the 1850 mark although at this present
> am unsure exactly when they first moved there or how long they were
> The family I'm tracing is FOSTER. Edward and Mary Foster are both
> Ilsington cemetary with Mary dying in 1819.
> That's all I know really so any help appreciated.
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