Northwood 1841 Census Summary

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Northwood 1841 Census  Summary

This information has been compiled from transcripts of the 1841 Census held at the Isle of Wight Records Office, Hillside.  I have tried to identify records which fall within the current village area (except Chawton).   Details are grouped by location with single farms and other principal locations listed first.   The total number of households in each location is given in brackets after the heading, followed by the number of persons.  Some locations are obscure e.g.  “Pallance”, “Wroxall”, “Horseshoe”.  These appear to refer to the farms/pub of that name plus adjoining groups of houses.   

The first-named individual is the person identified as the Head of Household, followed by the names of those living in that household.  Surnames of the latter are given only when different from the Head. These may be relations of the wife or visitors.  Within each location the households are listed in the order shown on the Census records.   

Warning : while the information has been compiled to the best of my ability it may contain errors and omissions.  Thanks to information provided by Wendy Chalmers née Dunford I have been able to correct and amplify certain details including locating Wyatts Lane (under “Pallance”). 

Around 60 households are listed containing around 300 people.  The most common male occupation is Agricultural Labourer (AgLab) but with a sprinkling of artisans (smith, thatcher, bonnetmaker, laundress, bricklayer, dressmaker, shoemaker, carpenter), a few mariners and shipwrights presumably working out of Cowes.  Apart from the farmers, the better off households included the Rector (3 resident servants), a gamekeeper and farming steward, the latter employed by the Ward Estate which owned most of the land.

Lewton (=Luton Farm)  (1) (8)
Edmund Lee (50) Farmer, Elizabeth (40), Joseph (19) Carpenter App, Robert (15), Mary (11), Maria (9), Frank (4), Harriet (1)

Parsonage  (next to Luton)  (1)  (4)
John “Brecks” (= Breeks)  (70) Clerk i.e. the Rector, Thomas Hinton (60) Manservant, Jane Arnold (40) Female servant, Hannah Coombs (40) Female servant

“Furzyhurst”  (Farmhouse, at bottom of Oxford Street)  (1) (6)
John Judd (45) AgLab, Ann (45), Louisa Toogood (8), Elizabeth Dawson (20), Alfred Dawson (5), Henry Dawson (3)

“Roxall” =Wroxall  Farm with neighbouring properties (4) (18)
(a)    Wroxall Farmhouse ( Willow Tree Drive at bottom of Venner Avenue) 
–    William Saunders (60) Farmer, Patience (55), Jane (20) 

–     Harriet Wells (35) Independent [William Saunders’s widowed daughter], Matthew (19) AgLab, William (17) AgLab, Charles (15) AgLab, Cornelius (13),  Mark (11), Maria (8)

(b)  Furzyhurst Cottages
–    Richard Small (45) Shoemaker, Frances (35), Ellen (12), Edward (10), Henry (5)]

–    Catherine Small (70) Laundress,  Mary (35) Laundress, Frank (20) Lab

“Horseshoe”  (4)  (25)
Joseph Jerram  (45) Wheelwright, Mary (45), Mary (13), Ellen (8), Frank (6),  Mary Richards (80) Pauper

Mark Loving (35) Carpenter, Mary (40), Ann Woodford (70) Independent

[Horseshoe Public House] Edmund Slade (30) Publican, Eliza (35), Ann (2), Ellen (3 mths),  Louisa Sivier (12), William Sivier (10), Richard Sivier (8)

Ashford Saunders (30) AgLab, Mary Ann (35), Lewis (5), Amelia (3), Richard (2), Mary Ann Netten (10), Joseph Rabbets (60) AgLab, Louisa Rabbets (60)

Hillis Farm. (1)  (6)
Alfred Carr (40) Independent, Sophia (20), Eliza (20), Louisa (12), Elizabeth Sanden (65) female servant, Henry Fry (22) manservant.

“Hillis”  (2) (8)
William Paul (50) AgLab, Dinah (50)

James Young (45) AgLab, Jane (40), Eliza (20), Maria (15), Jane (11), Harriet (5)

Skinners Farm  (1) (9)
William “Harrow” [=Farrow] (45) Farmer, Mary (40), John (14), Elizabeth (10), Henry (12), Edward (8), George (4),  Charles (3), Walter (1)

Comforts Lodge  (1) (4)
William Bullock (40) Gamekeeper, wife Charlotte (40), children Charles (13) and Clara (15).

Manor House (Rew Street) (1)  (3)
George Dunford (24) AgLab , Ellen (20) and Solomon, Ag Lab (20)

White House (1) (3)
John Taylor (70) Farmer, Mary (30), Catherine Hurst (20) Female Servant

Tinkers Lane (Pallance Road)  (25) (110)

Robert Miller (65), AgLab, wife Hannah (65). Children? Grandchildren? William (14),
Elizabeth (11) 
[Location believed to be a house shown on the 1845 map between Comforts Lodge and the Manor House, Rew Street.  According to 1844 Tithe Apportionment records, Robert Miller was also the “occupier” of land towards the top of Pallance Road/Tinkers Lane.]

(Springhill Cottage) Edward Day (48) Merchant, Dolores (18), Elizabeth (9)

(Langleys Cottage) Hannah Davis (25) (Head).  Eliza Mary (2), John (30) AgLab, Jane (25), Mary Ann (13), Louisa (11), Jane (1)  (shown on 1862 OS map near Wyatts Lane)

(Kings Cottages)
(1)  Charles Spencer (40) Bricklayer, Jane (37), Ellen (11), Harrison (8), Morris (5), Frank (2), Abraham (1)
(2) Mark Moores (33) AgLab, Jane (30), Mark (8), Sarah (5), Jane (2),  William (21) Smith
(3) John Spencer (64) Mason, Sarah (67)
(4) Mary Dowdney (64), Mary Ann Dowdney (22), Ann Taylor (50), George Eyres (7)

William Pope (40) Mariner, Fanny (40), Stephen (11), John (9), Henry (5), Leonard Barter (15) brickmaker

George Simmonds (30),  Mary (30), Henrietta (12)

Mary Long (80)

David Dunford (55) Thatcher, Jane (50), David (10)

James Wadham (55) AgLab, Sarah (50)

Thomas Gladdis (40) AgLab, Amelia (35), George (15), Thomas (15) Butcher J, Elizabeth (14),  Jane (12), William (10), Amelia (4), Alfred (2)

Robert Wadham (35) AgLab, Elizabeth (30), Jane (10), Eliza (9), James (3), John (6 months)

James Howells (45) Steward, Mary (45) 
On the 1844 Tithe Map he appears to be living in Navarine Cottage, the forerunner of the house currently known as Woodside.  It was destroyed in the tornado of September 1876.  The Northwood Cemetery records show a James Howells, Farming Steward buried in December 1858 aged 66, implying he was born in 1792 rather than 1796.  Mary Howells, widow, was buried in March 1859 where her age is given as 75, possibly an error for 65.  Their grave lies behind the Church of England chapel.  Above it an impressive monument has been erected by the “grateful proprietor and tenants” of the Northwood Estate.  The inscription indicates that Mr Howells had served as steward for 30 years (1828 to 1858)  and celebrates his diligence and integrity. 

Previous occupiers of In 1861 Navarine Cottage :
1861 Robert Daniell ;  1871  Ann Dunford, a servant in charge of the house.  At the time of the 1876 tornado it was known as the “Redferns house” so they must have moved here between 1871 and 1876. e two dates. 
After the Redferns left Cowes around 1805/6, Hannah Beazley, John Redfern’s sister-in-law, lived at Woodside until after the Great War when it was bought by the Phillips family, also Cowes drapers.  It has now been converted into flats.

Edwin Smith (20) Mariner

George Dunford (45) Farmer, Jane (30), Solomon (50) AgLab

John Parkman (55) Navy HP (? Half pay), Margaret (45), Sarah (15), Ann (13), Eliza (11), Victoria (11), Selina (8), Henry (5), Frederick (1)

Daniel Morey (40) AgLab, Elizabeth (50), Jane (15), Ann(15), George (15), James (13), James Underwood (80) AgLab

Ann Harber (55) Laundress, Mary (20) dressmaker, Emily Moth (20)

Benjamin Bennett (40) AgLab, Charlotte (30), Joseph (11), Ellen (7), Benjamin (5), George (11 months)

Jacob Jerrom (35) AgLab, Elizabeth (35), Jane (15), Joseph (15) Carpenter Apprentice, Charlotte (12)

John Harber (90) Independent

John Howard (55) AgLab, Elizabeth (45), Eliza (25), William Jerrom (14), James Jerrom (11), Charles Jerrom (5), Jane Jerrom (2)

John Taylor (45) AgLab, Martha (30), John (10), George (7), Ann (3), Henry (1 month) 25

Pallance Lane  (9) (49)
Peter Randall (30) Shoemaker, Fanny (30), Henry (11), Ann (9)

Abraham Wells (45) AgLab, Elizabeth (40), James (15), Abraham (15), Elizabeth (15), Charlotte (12), Mary (9), Eliza (4), Catharine (1)

William Young (80) AgLab, Mary (75)

Daniel Young (35) AgLab, Harriet (35), Harriet (12), Martha (10), Ann (8), James (6), Isaac (2), Jane (4 months)

James Wells (45) AgLab, James (11), Martha (6), Emma Davis (20) Female Servant

John Hine (30) Smith, Elizabeth (20), Ellen (9), Mary (5), Eliza (3), George (2)

Edmund Dunford (45) AgLab, Martha (45), Mary (14), Martha (12), Edmund (10), Fanny (6)

John Loving (35) AgLab, Charlotte (30), Ellen (8), James (4), Jane (9 months)

Joseph Jupe (40) AgLab, Mary (45), William (15), Betsy (10), Isaac (8)

“Pallance”  (Pallance Farm in Pallance Lane and nearby properties)  (7) (43)
William Jones (45) Farmer, Mary (45), Charles (13), Charlotte (11), Ann (9), Frank (6), David (70) Independent,  William Taylor (20) MS (? Manservant) 

John Gapes (30) AgLab, Sarah (35), Jane (10), William (8), Frank (6mths)

[the following entries for “Pallance”  refer to Wyatts Lane]
[Wyatts Cottage]  James Morley (50) Independent, James (15) Shipwright, Charles (8), Alice (7), Fanny (6)

[? Fern Cottage] Augustus Dawes  (20) Farmer, Thurza (25), Isabella (3), Thurza (1), Jane Claele (20) Bonnetmaker,  Maria Glassby (20) Female servant

[some of the following may well have been living in Ivy and Barleyfield Cottages]
Jacob Ridett (40) AgLab, Charlotte (30),  Mary (11), Emma (9), Edward Farley (60) AgLab

James Long (45) AgLab Charlotte (40), Jane (15), Joanna (10), Jacob (10), Martha (6), William (3)

Abraham Dunford (50) AgLab, Jane (50), Isaac (25) AgLab, George (20) Mariner, James (15) AgLab, John (13), William (10)

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