Author Topic: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?  (Read 5134 times)

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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 25 January 18 13:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi Carrie
I have spoken to my mum and her photo is an aerial photo of Owls Nest Farm and she thinks it is modern - maybe 1960's.  I can get it and try to scan and upload for you in the next month. My mum's grandparents were Charles George Champion (1880-1962) and Ella Wyndham Flower (1880-1960).
Charles George Champion - Father - Henry G Champion (1854-1924)
                                       -Mother - Mary Ann Griffin (1857-1940)
                                       
I have an incomplete family tree on Genes Reunited but will be re-starting the family tree on Ancestry in the next couple of months.  I was going to simplify it to just include immediate family and not brother and sisters as it just gets too big but will see how I get on.
Mum said there are a lot of Champion headstones in the Alveston Church Yard.

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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 25 January 18 16:45 GMT (UK) »
Fantastic info.
Thank you so much.

Is there a way we can send messages so we can access eachother's trees?
Champion (Liverpool/Gloucester), Wilkinson (Liverpool), Bunford (West Mids)

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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 12 April 18 21:22 BST (UK) »
Will be visiting Alveston later this month and interested in getting the address for the Owls Nest.  My father, Charles Frances Champion, his siblings and parents lived there.  Looks like the family moved there in 1909 census records show Ella Flowers Champion father died in Binegar, Somerset in 1909 and Albert (3rd son) was born in Alveston.  I too have an aerial photo of the house.   
Champion, Flower, Arnold, Drew

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Re: Owls nest farm, Thornbury do you know it?
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 12 April 18 21:55 BST (UK) »
If you search on

Lloyd George Survey of Land Values Gloucestershire 1909

https://www.glos1909survey.org.uk

GA/D2428/1/4 - Hereditament Number 48 

Place: Alveston
Income tax parish: Alveston

Occupied by: CHAMPION, Henry & Son (M)

People holding property: BUSH, Henry Graham, The Grove, Alveston (M) (OWNER)

Property:  Description: House & Buidlings, Address: Owls Nest, Earthcott

Poor rate: Number 61, Gross Value 6, Rateable Value: 5.10s

Description: Land, Address: Owls Nest, Earthcott

Poor Rate: Number 61 - Gross Value 6 - Rateable Value 5.10s

Poor Rate: Number 62 - Size 55 acres - Gross Value 67 15s - Rateable Value 62


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If you search for BUSH, Alveston, he seems to own most of the Property in Alveston - especially around Stellards Lane

COMMENTS: Later address for owner: 9 Bridge Street, Bristol

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The Ancestry 1911 Summary Books are always useful  (sometimes give more address info)

The Grove, Private House, BUSH
Alveston House, Farm House, CHAMBERS
Shellards Lane, Cottage, WATTS
Haywards Farm, Farm House, JONES
Owls Nest, Farm house, CHAMPION - 5 miles 2 females 7 in total
Dodsmoor, Farm House, BIDDLE

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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 #23 on: Saturday 14 April 18 16:42 BST (UK) »
We must be cousins, I moved to USA in 1968.   My father was Charles Frances Champion.  My cousin Janet (mother Mary Bicknell) and I are visiting Alveston this month and plan to explore the area, visit the Owls Nest and the cemetery amongst other places.   
Champion, Flower, Arnold, Drew