Property

 

Many records concern entitlement to property and the rights and privileges it conferred. Below are lists of names of people who owned or occupied property in and around Frome from leases, tax records, wills and trade directories.

 

Leases and other deeds relating to land tenure

 

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Location of local Manorial records

What local manorial records are available and where they are held

20 Jun 2001

West Woodlands Court Rolls, 1568-69

Names from the manorial records

7 Aug 2001

Survey of West Woodlands, 1568

Landholders from the manorial records

30 Aug 2001

16th century holdings

Some local copyhold records

20 Jun 2001

1683 Marston Bigot survey

A survey of landholdings in the Marston Bigot estate, 1683

29 Dec 2000

The 1711 Landholders' Petition

Signatories of a petition to Parliament by men of property from Frome

6 Jan 2001

Orchardleigh Leases

Names from Orchardleigh leases

17 Apr 2001

Other Frome leases

Names from miscellaneous leases, 17th-18th century

23 Nov 2000

1813 Survey of Frome

A key to Cruse’s survey of landholdings in the Parish, with links to holdings in 1799

29 Dec 2005

Frome Electoral Register, 1835-36

Men with enough property to vote, their holdings and in some cases their tenants

21 Jan 2001

 

Taxation records

 

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1679 Frome rates

Assessments for parish rates for the three Tithings

18 Dec 2000

1693 Frome rates

23 Dec 2000

1715 Frome Parish rates

12 Mar 2004

1715 regular payments

Regular payments by the Overseers of the Poor for the Parish of Frome

20 Mar 2004

1715 extraordinary payments

Extraordinary payments by the Overseers of the Poor for the Parish of Frome

20 Mar 2004

1727 Frome Town Tithing rates

Assessments for parish rates for the Tithing, 1727-34

31 Dec 2002

1727 East Woodlands rates

31 Dec 2002

1727 West Woodlands rates

31 Dec 2002

1727 payments to the poor

Regular and extraordinary payments by the Overseers of the Poor for the Parish of Frome

8 Nov 2001

1766 Land Tax

Land tax returns for the three Frome Tithings

11 Apr 2001

1792 Frome rates

Some names from Church rates for Frome, 1792

13 Nov 2000

1827 Frome rates

Assessments for parish rates for the three Tithings

19 Feb 2002

1840 Frome Tithe Apportionments

A table of landowners and occupiers showing tenure in 1840 with links to holdings in 1813 and 1799

28 Dec 2005

1840 Nunney Tithe Apportionments

A table of landowners and their tenants

18 Feb 2006

1840 Whatley Tithe Apportionments

A table of landowners and their tenants

18 Feb 2006

1840 Marston Bigot Tithe Apportionments

A table of landowners and their tenants linked to maps of the plots (detached parts of the parish)

1 Jun 2006

Owners of Land, 1873

From the Land Tax lists

1 Apr 2001

East Cranmore Overseers’ Accounts

Extracts relating to payments to the poor, 1720-1817

4 Nov 2001

 

Wills

 

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PCC wills, 1403-1700

Testators from Frome and nearby villages whose wills were proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury

24 Jun 2001

PCC wills on the PRO website

Wills of people living in and around Frome proved in the PCC

27 Mar 2004

PCC will summaries, before 1700

Summaries of PCC wills of testators with connections to Frome Hundred

22 Apr 2007

PCC will summaries, 1700-1799

2 Jul 2006

PCC will summaries, 1800-1857

22 Apr 2007

Frome Wills, 1403-1736/7

Wills with Frome connections

17 Aug 2001

Archdeaconry Court wills, 1660-1720

Testators from Frome and nearby villages proved at Wells

27 Jan 2001

Archdeaconry Court wills, 1720-1799

25 Apr 2001

Death Duty records, 1805-57

Local testators whose wills were inspected for the collection of Death Duty

17 Jul 2002

Death Duty records, 1805-11

Details from Death Duty records for local testators

20 Jun 2001

Death Duty records, 1812-57

17 Jul 2002

Miscellaneous wills

Testators from Frome and nearby villages

27 Jan 2001

Wills

People mentioned in wills from Frome and nearby

 

 

Trade and other Directories

 

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Bailey's Directory, 1784

An early directory of gentry, professional and tradespeople in Frome and Beckington

22 Jul 2001

Universal Directory, 1793

Gentry, clergy professional and tradespeople in Frome and nearby villages

18 Apr 2000

Holden's Directory, 1805

Professional and tradespeople in Frome

28 Jul 2001

Holden's Directory, 1814

28 Jul 2001

Holden's Directory, 1816

28 Jul 2001

Pigot's Directory, 1822

28 Jul 2001

Pigot's Directory, 1830

Gentry, clergy, professional and tradespeople in Frome and nearby villages

20 Jun 2001

Robson's Directory, 1839

Tradespeople clergy and professionals in Frome, Beckington, Mells and Nunney

1 Nov 2001

Somerset County Gazette, 1840

Gentry, clergy, professional and tradespeople in Frome

1 Nov 2001

Pigot's Directory, 1842

Gentry, clergy, professional and tradespeople in Frome and nearby villages

1 Nov 2001

Pigot's Directory, 1844

The directory for Frome and nearby villages in original format

25 Jan 2003