1900 House & Shop in Church Street
The early 1900s postcard shows Herbert J Neave’s Shop and an adjoining House in Church Street.
This is the same House and Shop which William Rose owned and occupied over 100 years earlier.
The Statement of Claims c.1799 for the Inclosures of Great Ellingham reveal a claim by James Rose, as Executor of William Rose, for the following freehold property:
- One Messuage, Shop & Garden, occupied by William Rose
In addition, James Rose claimed a messuage, shop and yard (occupied by Samuel Barnard), one acre of land occupied by John Wenn together with various rights benefiting the two properties and land, over the commons and waste lands in the village.
1800 Particulars & Valuation
Schedules to the Particulars & Valuation of 1800 (again prepared for the Inclosures), include at 285:
- House, Outbuildings & Garden owned and occupied by James Rose
The Statement of Claims refers to James Rose being the executor of William Rose. Accordingly, James Rose may not have been living in the property. Further, the Particulars & Valuation does not mention the shop but mentions ‘Outbuildings’.
With a few exceptions, the numbering used in the schedules to the 1800 Particulars & Valuation concur with the numbering used in an 1802 Map of Great Ellingham (again, prepared in connecton with the Inclosures). Accordingly, it is possible to pinpoint where the House & Outbuildings were.
Extract from 1802 Map of Great Ellingham. Original held at Norfolk Record Office. Russell James Colman Plans. Cat. Ref. C/Ca 1/84. With kind permission of NRO
The black dot on the above extract from the 1802 Map of Great Ellingham shows the position of the House, Outbuildings & Garden numbered 285 in the schedules to the Particulars & Claim.
The House (which still stands today), abuts the churchyard of St James.
By 1817, the House with the Outbuildings & Garden was owned and occupied by John Rose.
An ‘Estates and Occupations Collected’ document dating from around the 1830s (but no later than 1840), reveal that James Rose was a later purchaser and occupier of the property once owned by William Rose, who died in 1799.
The Rose Family
I believe the William Rose who once owned the Messuage, Shop & Garden adjacent to the churchyard in Church Street, and the William Rose ‘married man from Ellingham’ who was buried in Besthorpe in February 1799, are one and the same person. This would tie in with the claim by James Rose, his executor, in the Statement of Claims of 1799.
However, I have not yet been able to establish whether James Rose was William Rose’s son or brother – or other relation! There were several ‘Rose’ families in nearby towns and villages at this time, including Besthorpe, Attleborough and Morley.
Some forty years after the death of William Rose in 1799, the 1841 census captures 70 year old John Rose at a farmhouse (later known as Rose Farmhouse) on the corner of Bow Street and Hingham Road.
John Rose’s brother, 65 year old shopkeeper William Rose, died within hours of the same census. William’s son James (a grocer & draper) and his family are also captured living in Great Ellingham in 1841.
Did William Rose (c.1775-1840), and later his son, James, live at the House, Outbuildings & Garden adjacent to the churchyard? When did the House and the Shop/Outbuildings become separately owned?
I assume that all these Rose families connect to the William Rose who died in 1799, but have yet to prove this!
Great Ellingham Parish Registers. Norfolk Record Office. PD 609. Also available at www.familysearch.org
Besthorpe Parish Registers. Norfolk Record Office PD 309. Transcript of Besthorpe, Burials 1558-1897. Norfolk Family History Society. www.norfolkfhs.org.uk
1802 Russell James Colman Plans. Great Ellingham. Catalogue Ref. C/Ca 1/84.
1799-1842 F W Horner, Records of the Surveyors to Commissioners for Inclosure in Parishes in Norfolk and Suffolk. Great Ellingham (Act 1799). Norfolk Record Office. Catalogue Ref: NRO, BR 90/2
1800 Inclosure Commissioner’s Particulars and Valuation, Great Ellingham. Norfolk Record Office. Catalogue Ref: NRO, MC 2213/119
1799 Statement of Claims. Great Ellingham Inclosure. Norfolk Record Office. Catalogue Ref: MC 2213/118
1841 census HO107/781/8