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Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« on: Tuesday 20 September 05 20:52 BST (UK) »
Hi do you know where this farm is/was the next listing on the 181 is Shellands Lane, is that still there?  Does anyone have any photos or information circa 1881 would love to share .  My Great Great Uncle lived here and farmed 30 acres.

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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 20 September 05 22:13 BST (UK) »
By Googling...

Shellands Lane is in Alveston, next village to Thornbury and seems to be at right angles to the A38 Gloucester to Bristol road, near the Alveston House Hotel.  The reference I found is to Jekka McVicar's Herb Farm and that is how I have derived the location.  Maybe it would be worth phoning there and asking if anyone knows of the farm?  It might even be the same property?

http://www.jekkasherbfarm.com/

I am often in the area if I can help...

kind regards, Arranroots  ;)
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SOM: BIRD, BURT aka BROWN
HEF: BAUGH, LATHAM, CARTER, PRITCHARD
GLS: WEBB, WORKMAN, LATHAM, MALPUS
WIL: WEBB, SALTER
RAD: PRITCHARD, WILLIAMS
GLA: RYAN, KEARNEY, JONES, HARRY
MON: WEBB, MORGAN, WILLIAMS, JONES, BIRD
SCOTLAND: HASTINGS, CAMERON, KELSO, BUCHANAN, BETHUNE/ BEATON
IRELAND: RYAN (WATERFORD), KEARNEY (DUBLIN), BOYLE(DUNDALK)

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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 September 05 22:37 BST (UK) »
Is your rellie Austin PEARCE?

The butcher in Thornbury is still PEARCEs - or it was last time I looked!  There are still PEARCEs farming at Oldbury and Morton, both near Thornbury.
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SOM: BIRD, BURT aka BROWN
HEF: BAUGH, LATHAM, CARTER, PRITCHARD
GLS: WEBB, WORKMAN, LATHAM, MALPUS
WIL: WEBB, SALTER
RAD: PRITCHARD, WILLIAMS
GLA: RYAN, KEARNEY, JONES, HARRY
MON: WEBB, MORGAN, WILLIAMS, JONES, BIRD
SCOTLAND: HASTINGS, CAMERON, KELSO, BUCHANAN, BETHUNE/ BEATON
IRELAND: RYAN (WATERFORD), KEARNEY (DUBLIN), BOYLE(DUNDALK)

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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 22 September 05 17:14 BST (UK) »
hi there

Yes my rellie is Austin Pearce my Great Great Grand Father and Austin were brothers, Austin and my G G GF 's father was a Samuel Pearce and he too was a farmer originally then it seems he moved to the Jolly Black Horse and Beaufort Arms both in Mangotsfield? so hence my previous posting about the Jolly Black Horse.

I am going to write to the Butchers to see if they are related!to me, thank you for replying
Harveyh

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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 October 05 21:32 BST (UK) »
Owlsnest farm is shown on the 1/25000 OS map on http://www.multimap.com/
 Use the Advanced search and look for Shellards Lane, Alveston

Alternatively use http://www.old-maps.co.uk/

Type the address Shellards lane, Alveston click the dot button against  address  and then click Search

There is a magnifier function on Old Maps and also a print Map function.

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I have just checked the location of the herb farm mentioned above, Owls Nest is on the Alveston side of the M5 and the Herb farm is just the otherside of the M5.
Malmesbury- Bishop.
Gloucestershire-Bishop,Hicks,Higgs,Hill,Hooper,Hopkins,Pitcher,Robertson,Stinton,Terret,Woodruff.
Worcestershire-Stinton. 
Devon- Borrough or Burrow.

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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 08 October 05 17:09 BST (UK) »
Hi Harveyh

I have a photo of the farm. PM me your email address if you want a copy.

Nashua
Jones, Crinks, Buckland - Bristol
Cook, Curtis, Bishop - Wilts
Betty, Bishop - Glos
Rolfe - Berks, Bristol
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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 11 December 10 13:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi

What a great thread.

My ancestors, the Champions, lived in Shellards Lane, and are listed underneath Owls Nest Farm in 1881.
I wondered if anybody had any info at all on them.

Best wishes

Carrie
Champion (Liverpool/Gloucester), Wilkinson (Liverpool), Bunford (West Mids)

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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 19 September 11 10:19 BST (UK) »
I am interested in The Champion Family of Shellards Lane. George Champion born 1815 I think his mother was Elizabeth Champion born 1771. Did they live at Owl Barn Farm?

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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 19 September 11 13:33 BST (UK) »
I am interested in The Champion Family of Shellards Lane. George Champion born 1815 I think his mother was Elizabeth Champion born 1771. Did they live at Owl Barn Farm?

Hi there

I am descended from George Champion's brother, James (born c. 1799)
I do not really have much information on this part of the family.

I found out that they lived in Shellards Lane from the census returns, although as far as I remember, a house number was not given. The entry was just underneath Owl's Nest Farm, in 1881.

Best wishes

Carrie
Champion (Liverpool/Gloucester), Wilkinson (Liverpool), Bunford (West Mids)