Wedding of Let and Percy
A Study of the Parish of Millbrook, Hampshire
My Millbrook Parish one place study The beginning was actually just a restart triggered by a post in the Facebook group of Guild of One-Name Studies by Karen Heenan-Davies on 7 August 2018.
'I want to do analysis and maps of the BMD and census records to show how my surname Heenan changed geographically over time'
Well that got me thinking about how I had started plotting the Enumerators route of the 1841 Census of Millbrook. It was very rural then.
Link that to thoughts of GIS and BIM, and I join the conversation.
Later that day I start a new Google Map of Millbrook and using the Census images on Ancestry I start plotting the routes and key named places. I also start a spreadsheet which will expand the data extracted from the Census and also provide the upload to ESRI for the interactive ARCGIS Mapping.
Tithe Apportionment - Parish of Millbrook, Hampshire
Note the reference to Depopulation and read more about it here. By 1530 the population of England and Wales had risen to around 3 million. At the end of the 17th century it was estimated the population of England and Wales was about 5 1/2 million. The population of Scotland was about 1 million. The population of London was about 600,000. London went on to become the biggest city in the world for a while. In the 19th century Britain became the world's first industrial society. It also became the first urban society. By 1851 more than half the population lived in towns. As our population approaches 70m it is interesting to think of depopulation efforts at 3 million! The maps of Millbrook clearly show the urbanisation of the countryside.
Following the Tithe Commutation Act 1836 Tithe Maps were produced which recorded both the Landowner and Occupier for most lands. From the Tithe Apportionments records it is apparent that on 4th March 1843 Lady Hewitt
was both the Landowner and Occupier of Plot 875, Freemantle Estate, described as House Offices and Pleasure Grounds, with an area in statute measure 6,0,2, about 2.4 Hectares.
Nathaniel Newman Jefferys was both Landowner and Occupier of Plot 825 described as House Offices and Garden, an area of 2,2,24 imperial, on 4th March 1843. However, one plot does not show the full picture.
Angevin empire and the Count of Anjou and Duchy of Aquitaine
Pepin or Pippin the Short First King of the Franks of the Carolingian dynasty. First King of the Franks. That is something.
He was also, according to my family tree on Ancestry, my 15th great-grandfather of wife of husband of 3rd cousin 25x removed. Born 715 in Austrasia, France and died 18 September 768 at St Denis, Paris, Ile-de-France, France.
Pepin the Short, also called the Younger (German: Pippin der Jüngere, French: Pépin le Bref, c. 714 – 24 September 768) was King of the Franks from 751 until his death in 768.
Pepin the Short grandfather was Pepin II De Heristal, Mayor Of The Palace. He was born in 635 in Liège, Liege, Belgium.
Pepin the Short's father, was Charles Martel.
Charles Martel (c. 688 – 22 October 741) was a Frankish statesman and military leader who, as Duke and Prince of the Franks and Mayor of the Palace, was the de facto ruler of Francia from 718 until his death. He was a son of the Frankish statesman Pepin of Herstal and Pepin's mistress, a noblewoman named Alpaida. Charles, also known as "The Hammer" (in Old French, Martel), successfully asserted his claims to power as successor to his father as the power behind the throne in Frankish politics. Continuing and building on his father's work, he restored centralized government in Francia and began the series of military campaigns that re-established the Franks as the undisputed masters of all Gaul.
Battle of Hastings
The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, the Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson, beginning the Norman conquest of England. It took place approximately 7 miles (11 kilometres) northwest of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle, East Sussex, and was a decisive Norman victory.
However, it was not just a stroppy Frenchman trying his luck on the shores of England. Not surprisingly it goes back much further and is just a little bit complicated.
Lets go back to a Viking called Rollo and latterly Gaange Rolf. He was a pagen who lived between 860 and 930, or thereabouts. His Scandinavian name Rolf was extended to Gaange Rolf because he became too heavy as an adult for a horse to carry, therefore he had to walk.
What have Turnpikes to do with my family tree and history? As far as I am aware, none of my relatives were Turnpike Trustees. So why the interest on a genealogy site and not a history site? There are plenty of Turnpike background sites including of course Wikipedia. There are also some more detailed offerings by for instance Turnpike roads and and Tollhouses, This site was the source for the English Turnpike table and the Tollhouses of Hampshire table, both of which provided valuable information and further analysis. Another, British Tollhouses has photos of still existing tollhouses, although the actual gates have long since gone. An example is the Twyford Northern Gate which is included on my Census Map. Another possible Tollhouse on the same Turnpike can be seen on Google. Then you can get into even more detail with a paper on Hampshire Turnpikes and local websites for Southampton and a parish called Weeke near Winchester.