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Rockabella

 

Rockabella House and Mill

 

Summary of Ownership and Occupation

 

Date

Owners

Occupiers

Supporting Documents

1809

Jonathan NOAD senior

 

1. Will of Jonathan NOAD, clothier of Road dated 12 May 1809

1814

Jonathan NOAD junior

 

1.St. Lawrence Burial Register

2. Will of Jonathan NOAD, clothier of Road dated 12 May 1809

1839

Helen NOAD

Samuel EVANS

1.Tithe apportionment 1839

House, factory, gardens, etc. (no.219 on tithe map)

 

 

Samuel EVANS (clothier)

1.Census

 

 

 

1.Census 1851

1861

 

James TAYLOR (53), wife Martha (),sons Daniel () & Thomas (), daughters Sarah () & Eliza ()

1.Census

1871

 

 

1.Census

1881

 

Thomas TAYLOR (50)

1.Census

1891

 

Thomas TAYLOR (50)

1.Census

1901

 

Daniel TAYLOR (65), sisters Sarah (57), Eliza (55) & son Frederick (23)

1.Census

1903

R. P. H. Batten Pooll (in trust)

 

1.Disentailing, Assurance and Resettlement Deed dated31 Jul 1903

1911

 

Daniel TAYLOR (75), sister Sarah (67) & son Frederick (33)

1.Census

1931

Capt. Walter Stewart BATTEN POOLL

In ruins

1.Death of R. P. H. Batten Pooll? ? 1930

2.Deed of Assent of Capt. W. S. Batten Pooll from R. P. H. Batten Pooll dated 21 Apr 1931

1933

Sidney FUSSELL & Sons Ltd.

In ruins

no. 74 on OS map

part 219 on tithe map

1.Conveyance from Capt. W. S. Batten Pooll to Messrs. S. Fussell & Sons dated 14 Jul 1933

 

Rowland STACEY of Portsmouth, brother of Paul

 

Statement to Rode parish council by chairman Paul Stacey

 

 

Extract from The Will of Jonathan Noad 1809

 

I give devise and bequeath unto and to the use of my son Jonathan Noad the dwelling house wherein I now live with all the buildings workshops fixtures, fixtures in trade members? and appurts thereto belonging and appertaining also the stable and all the machinery and all the utensils in trade with an orchard behind the same and a piece of pasture ground called Pishams near Cutsbridge containing four acres and a half

 

 

A vintage photo of a tree

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Rockabella house from the lane

 

 

A vintage photo of an old building

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Rockabella house

 

 

A vintage photo of an old building

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Rockabella house

 

 

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Rockabella house

 

 

Garden on Rockabella Lane

Plot 222 on 1839 Tithe Map

 

Summary of Ownership and Occupation

 

Date

Owners

Occupiers

Supporting Documents

 

Job TUCKER, yeoman

Richard HOWELL then Mrs GRIST

 

1839

Job TUCKERís executors

Thomas PROSSER

Tithe Map for Rode dated 1839

pre 1842

James TUCKER, (eldest nephew of Job TUCKER) merchant, BRISTOL & Mary, his wife

 

1.Abstract of Title dated 22 Oct 1876 reciting Conveyance of Tithe map no. 222from J. & M. TUCKER to S. MILLETT dated 13 Jul 1842

1842

Stephen MILLETT, butcher, Road, Somerset

 

 

1869

Anna MILLETT, wife of Stephen

Daniel TAYLOR

1.Will of S. Millett dated 11 Sep 1869

2.Death of S. Millett dated 15 Oct 1869

1876

Robert Pooll Henry BATTEN POOLL of Northfield House, Esquire

 

1.Will of S. Millett dated 11 Sep 1869

2.Death of A. Millett dated 15 Sep 1876

3.Notice of Auction dated 19 Oct 1876and

4.Conveyance dated 2 Dec 1876 of Tithe map no. 222 (Lot 1) from execs. of S. MILLETT to R.P. H. BATTEN POOLL

1879

In trust to R.P. H. BATTEN POOLL

 

Marriage Settlement of property (Tithe map nos. 222, 223, 101, 224 & 225, 226 & 227, 254 & Tellisford 143a, 102 & 103) dated 12 Nov 1879

1926

In trust to R.P. H. BATTEN POOLL

 

Vesting Deed of property (as 1879 settlement/OS map Nos. pt72, pt71 & pt72, pt204, pt58, pt56, pt58 & 69, pt212) dated 1 Mar 1926

1928

In trust to R.P. H. BATTEN POOLL

 

Vesting Deed of property (Tithe map nos. 99a & 99b, 219/OS map Nos. pt71 & 74, 202) dated 21 Apr 1928

1930

In trust to Walter Stewart BATTEN POOLL, son of R. P. H.

 

1.Death of R. P. H. BATTEN POOLL on 30 Oct 1930

2.Will of R. P. H. BATTEN POOLL dated 7 Oct 1920

3.Vesting Deed of property (as in 1926 Vesting Deed) dated 22 Oct 1931

1931

In trust to Walter Stewart BATTEN POOLL

 

1.Vesting Deed of property (as in 1928 Vesting Deed) dated 1 Dec 1931

1952

Frome RDC

 

Conveyance of land (OS nos. pt58 & pt69) from W. S. BATTEN POOLL to Frome RDC dated 20 Nov 1952

1953

John Alexander BATTEN POOLL

 

1.Death of W. S. BATTEN POOLL on 13 Oct 1953

2.Will of W. S. BATTEN POOLL dated 18 Dec 1952

1954

Frederick Charles ARNOLD

Frederick Charles ARNOLD

Conveyance of property (OS nos. pt56, pt 58, pt69, pt71, 72, 202, pt204, & pt 212) from J. A. BATTEN POOLL to F. C. ARNOLD dated 20 Jul 1954

1960

Frome RDC

 

Conveyance of land (OS nos. pt58 & pt59,(The Mead)) from F. C. ARNOLD to Frome RDC dated 16 Aug 1960

1960

Thomas Peter HOLDWAY, tenant at Lower Chatley Farm

 

Conveyance of land (OS nos. pt56, pt 58, pt69, 71, 72, 202 & pt204) from F. C. ARNOLD to T. P. HOLDWAY dated 25 Dec 1960

1984

Thomas John HOLDWAY, son of Thomas Peter

 

Deed of Gift from T. P. HOLDWAY to T. J. HOLDWAY dated 5 Nov 1984

1986

Medaille díOr

 

Conveyance from T. J. HOLDWAY to Medaille díOr dated 2 Jan 1986

1989

Jacques Alfred George AUBREE

 

Conveyance fromMedaille díOr to J. A. G. AUBREE dated 20 Feb 1989

1992

Roger SHARP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rockabella lane from the top of the hill