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
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 it would have been known as a "Winter Mill"
However, this is speculation but a possibility.
Earliest Known date recorded of the
Tithe map of 1837.
Here its just called "The Moat"
1838, Occupier Henry Dalton ( b
Bures circa 1835)
Sir Joshua Rowley, Landowner
The March 25th date is consistent with the
burial date of Matilda on April 2nd 1855
1855 Occupier Henry Dalton,
Sir Joshua Rowley, Landowner
These members of the Dalton family were
all Christened in Bures St Mary
3 Sep 1816, Deborah Dalton dau of Ezra and Mary Anne Dalton *
3 Sep 1816, Sarah Dalton dau of Ezra and Mary Anne Dalton
30 Apr 1818, James Dalton son of Ezra and Mary Ann Dalton
26 Aug 1824, Charles Dalton son of Ezra and Mary Ann Dalton
26 Aug 1824, Hannah Dalton dau of Ezra and Mary Ann Dalton
26 Aug 1824, Mary Ann Dalton dau
of Ezra and Mary Ann Dalton
1 Aug 1828, True Dalton (fem) dau of Ezra and Mary Ann Dalton
9 Oct 1829, Elizabeth Dalton dau of Ezra and Mary Ann Dalton
15 Nov 1825, Eliza Ann Dalton dau of James and Mary Ann Dalton *
24 Jan 1827, William True Dalton son of James and Mary Ann Dalton
1 Aug 1828, Charles James Dalton son of James and Maryann Dalton
4 Jan 1830, Ruth Dalton dau of James
and Mary Ann Dalton
4 Nov 1835, Henry Dalton son of James and Mary Ann Dalton
3 Jun 1838, Jessie Gertrude Dalton dau of James and Mary Ann Dalton
* Two separate Dalton families
Acknowledgement to Richard Allbright in
the USA for this information,
The Census 1881 then records
the Land Owner as Sir Joshua Rowley and still occupied by Henry
Jonathon Warden (53) , Tenant Farmer,
Emma (50) wife
Jonathon Warden (63)Tenant Farmer
Emma (60) Wife
Jonathon warden (73) Tenant Farmer
Emma wife died 1898
Early in the 1900`s Moat Farm was owned
by the Bristol Estate at Bury, owner of Ixworth Hall
In 1901, Jonathon Jnr (39)
was a Tenant Farmer at Over Hall Farm
Elizabeth (40) Wife
***Walter ( aged 15, see below)
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
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).+
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
Moat Farm 2012
Courtesy of Marion Clampin who kindly
supplied all the information on the Warden family
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Dalton Family Records
Acknowledgement to Richard Allbright in Morristown, New Jersey, USA for
the Dalton details