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Moat Farm, Bures

 

 

 


Photograph taken 2015

Early C16, with C17 porch and C15 rear range remodelled in C17

Taken from Leigh Alstons article on "Wind and Watermills"
Tany Manor and Park can be recorded as far back as circa 1300.

There were many Watermills recorded along the stretch of Assington Brook.
Moat Farm may well have been the site of site of such a device
Assington Brook may possibly have dried up during the summer months and then iit would have been known as a "Winter Mill"
However, this is speculation but a possibility.

Earliest Known date recorded of the Property

Tithe map of 1837.

Here its just called "The Moat"

1838, Occupier Henry Dalton
Sir Joshua Rowley, Landowner


Henry Dalton, occupier of Moat Farm 1855
Sir Joshua Rowley, Landowner



The Census 1881 then records the Land Owner as Sir Joshua Rowley and still occupied by Henry Dalton


Jonathon Warden (53) , Tenant Farmer,
Emma (50) wife

Children
Emma
Emily
Jonathon Jnr
Arthur
Harry
Frederick
Agnes/Sarah
Beatrice


 

Census 1891
Jonathon Warden (63)Tenant Farmer
Emma (60) Wife

Arthur
Harry
Frederick
Agnes/Sarah
Beatrice


Census 1901
Jonathon warden (73) Tenant Farmer
Emma wife died 1898

Alice
Emily
Frederick
Agnes/Sarah
Beatrice

 

Early in the 1900`s Moat Farm was owned by the Bristol Estate at Bury, owner of Ixworth Hall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marquess_of_Bristol


In 1901, Jonathon Jnr (39) was a Tenant Farmer at Over Hall Farm
Elizabeth (40) Wife

Children

Clare
Edith
Alice
Florence
***Walter ( aged 15, see below)
***Charles (11)
***Edgar (6)

Jonathon Warden Snr farmed Moat Farm circa 1881 - 1922

***Later farmed by Charles & Kate Warden, together with his brothers Edgar and Walter circa 1922/25 to possibly 1933
Edgar actually owned Moat Farm, the other two were tenants or workers.
One of the men who worked for my grandfather was Charlie Baldwin, father of Betty Hayward -

Walter was the father of Ralph (George's uncle), Edgar never married.

The nine children of Charles and Kate were:- Lilian, Harry ( Killed in Action) , Myrtle, Dorothy, Brenda, Margery, Edgar, Freda, and Rita (my mother).+

Notes:-
Sir Joshua Rowley
The land owner ( possibly Joshua Rowley) not only owned Moat Farm but Over Hall, Hole(Hold) Farm and Maltings Farm
Joshua Rowley private residence was Tendring Hall near to Stoke by Nayland

 

Courtesy of Marion Clampin who kindly supplied all the information on the Warden family

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20/05/2015