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|His Parents:||Her Parents:|
|William TANNER||William RAWLINGS|
|Francis TANNER||Florida RAWLINS|
|Married 28/05/1804 at Colerne P.C.|
|Bp||23/09/1781 at Colerne P.C.||Bp||18/02/1781 at Colerne P.C.|
|Bur||03/06/1847 at Colerne P.C.||Bur||07/01/1858 at Colerne P.C.|
|Will||PCC will dated 20/04/1847
|Will||Solicitor's copy of will 1858|
|Occ||Carpenter and Farmer||Occ|
Florida Rawlings was born in Colerne
The Court Book during the period of Francis' and Florida's life has a number of entries which refer to them. In 1824 it refers to property that Francis will inherit from his mother Sarah when she dies - see William and Sarah's Web page for this information. However in 1810 the court met on Thursday 27th September when the homage (jury) contained among others - William Rawlins (Florida's father), William Tanner (Francis' father) and also Francis himself. It states -
"The Homage present that at this Court the Lords by their said Steward did grant unto Francis Tanner aged twenty nine years the first reversion of and in One Messuage Curtilage and Garden with their appurtenances situate and being in the village of Colerne aforesaid within the Manor aforesaid (being parcel of one Messuage and Cottsettle of Land with their appurtenances) To Have the premises aforesaid with the appurtenances to him the said Francis for and during the term of his natural life immediately after the Death surrender or Forfeiture of Ann Sumsion Widow tenant in possession the same shall come intno the hands of the Lords To Hold of the Lords by the rod at the will of the Lords according to the custom of the said Manor Paying therefore to the Lords by the year 1 a heriot when it shall happen and doing and performing all other services thence?? due but the admission and fealty of the said Francis were respited until
They also present that at this Court the Lords by their said steward did grant unto William Tanner aged four years son of Francis Tanner the second reversion of and in One Messuage Curtilage and Garden with their appurtenances situate and being in the Village of Colerne aforesaid within the Manor aforesaid (being parcel of One Messuage and Cottsettle of Land with the appurtenances) To Have the premises aforesaid with the appurtenances to him the said William for and during the term of his natural life immediately when by death surrender or forfeiture of Ann Sumsion Widow tenant in possession and Francis Tanner first in reversion the same shall come"
Links to this document follow:- The first part The second part
The photos shown at the links above are taken from New College Reference 3695 which is the Court Book for Colerne, 1776 to 1917, and are used by permission of the Warden and Fellows of New College Oxford.
This property was referenced in the 1849 Survey Book for Colerne. It is still known as Sumsion's Copyhold. Francis has died so Florida has the first reversion and William has the second. These houses still exist today opposite the entrance to Bank Lane (originally Back Lane). The following links show a map of the property and a description of the property
The property that Francis inherits from his mother I believe is at Thickwood - a small village about 1 mile from Colerne. Again the 1849 Survey Book references this property and the following links show a map of the property and a description of the property.
The property that Florida was living in at the time of the 1851 census was neither of the above. She was living at Smith's Farm otherwise known as William Smith's Copyhold. This property is now known as Bank House and pictures are shown below courtesy of the present owner. William Smith's Copyhold included several areas as is shown by this link to the map from the 1849 Survey Book. The farm is the property (No. 6022) on the right just north of Back Lane (now Bank Lane) which leads to the church. An enlarged photo is shown here where property 6022 can be clearly seen. Link also to a description of the farm and the reference sheet showing the area of each property.
The photos of maps and descriptions shown at the links above are taken from New College Reference 8610 which is the 1849 Survey book for Colerne and are used by permission of the Warden and Fellows of New College Oxford.
PICTURES (Click on the Thumbnails to enlarge the pictures)
|Smith's farm (now Bank House)||Smith's farm and barn from Back Lane (now Bank Lane)||The rear of the barn (before alterations)|
|Inside the barn (before alterations)||Shed/Sty in the garden||The garden privy|
CENSUS INFORMATION (For more detailed census info click on age)
|Name:||Francis Tanner||Florida Rawlings|
|1851||70||Wid||Farming 36 Acres, Employ 1 man and 1 boy|
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