The Villa - Occupancy time-line & Wappenshall 1871 census

 

  



In 2005, I managed to trace the ownership / occupancy of the Villa right back to the early 19th century.  We are the 11th owners (there or thereabouts).  We've also managed to trace the Wappenshall township right through from 1871; some details are included here but please contact us if you want to trace any (great) grandparents that might have lived in Wappenshall.

Let's start with ownership of The Villa.  At one time, the Villa was sold together with its neighbour, Bridge House with a subsequent sale reallocating land in favour of Bridge House.  Later on, The Villa reclaimed a "slice", which was "nice".
  

Date

Notes

Owner 

 

 

George Granville Leveson-Gower K.G.
1st Duke of Sutherland, 2nd Marquis of Stafford (1758 - 1833)

c 1833

 

 

 

 

George Granville Leveson-Gower
2nd Duke Of Sutherland (1786 - 1861)

c 1861

 

 

 

 

George Granville William S Leveson-Gower
3rd Duke of Sutherland (1828 - 1892)

c 1875

 

 

 

 

Cromartie Sutherland-Leveson-Gower
4th Duke of Sutherland (1851 - 1913)

 

 

Millicent Fanny St Claire-Erskine (Lady Millicent Erskine)

18 Oct 1884

 

 

 

 

The Most Hugh Lupus 1st Duke of Westminster K.G.
High Chaplain (1825 - 1899)

25 Jan 1893

Indenture charges revoked

 

 

 

George Granville William S Leveson-Gower
3rd Duke of Sutherland (1828 - 1892)

27 Oct 1909

Settlement

 

 

 

George Granville Sutherland
5th Duke of Sutherland, Marquis of Stafford (1888 - 1963)

 

 

Eileen Gwladys Butler (1891 - 1943).

 

 

Sir Arthur Lawley G.C.I.E.

10 Apr 1912

 

 

 

Acting for late Duke

The Most Noble Niall Dairmid Duke of Argyll

 

 

Major The Honourable Eric Chaplain

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Noble George Granville Duke and Earl of Sutherland

 

 

The Most Noble Niall Dairmid Duke of Argyll

 

 

Major The Honourable Eric Chaplain

9 Dec 1922

First "public" sale

 

 

 

Florence Eleanor Sankey

 

 

Joshua Harry Sankey

 

 

John Edward Sankey

22 Dec 1948

 

 

 

 

Mary Joan Legg Fisk
(Died at Villa 20 Dec 1955, William Fisk executor)

 

 

 

 

 

William Ernest Gyde Fisk

16 Apr 1956

Sold for 2,225

 

 

 

Maude Jane Elizabeth Riley

15 Sep 1962

Sold for 1,750

 

 

 

Francis Edward Bromley
(Farmer at Wappenshall Farm, also owned Bridge House)

23 Aug 1963

Sold for 2,000

 

 

(plot size reduced)

Michael Percy Burton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Trevor Gwynne
(Bridge House owner)

 

 

Margaret Honoria Gwynne

30 Mar 1978

nil

 

 

Additional strip of land (in exchange for erection of fence)

Col Michael Percy Burton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

around 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 Apr 1997

Sold for 125,000

 

 

 

Antony James Knight

 

 

Vanessa Joy Knight

 

 

 

Jan 2009

For sale (345,000)

 

 

 

Up for sale following divorce ...

 

 

 

 

 

Wappenshall census - 1871

Below is the Wappenshall census listing for 1871.  It lists William Turner, who's occupation was a "Wharfinger", against schedule 119 which was The Villa.  Most occupants were Agricultural Labourers.

 

 

 


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