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Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: how do I find out about Heysham Hall
« on: Wednesday 13 December 17 15:48 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Dianer.
According to the Tithe Schedule he was (an) occupier of the Old Hall in 1838. I am not certain whether at any one time there was more than one tenant; there seems to have been more than one in its early years. But the language used seems to imply mostly sole tenancy.
refers to an entry in the 1822 London Gazette. Joseph Procter is stated as tenant of the Old Hall and Thomas Pennington as 'of Heysham'. So the latter's tenancy would seem to start after 1822.
When he died the record is from Cockerham in which parish Barrow Greaves Farm seems to have been although much nearer Ellel; but it also states he was a Roman Catholic. This is interesting because the Old Hall has a significant Roman Catholic dimension. It is not absolutely clear who owned the Hall when it was built but the most likely ones are the Leyburne family who were devout catholics at a very difficult period in history for them. There are references to the discovery of priest holes in the structure when it was renovated in the 18th century.
Much remains to be discovered about the Old Hall particularly for the period from 1800-1850

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: how do I find out about Heysham Hall
« on: Saturday 09 December 17 12:47 GMT (UK)  »
 I have just come across your 2006 enquiry about Heysham Hall. That term can refer to one or other of at least three 19th century buildings. In this case it seems certainly the one which is now the Old Hall Inn.
In the Tithe schedule of 1838 for Heysham the owner of that property is listed as Thomas Rawsthorne, solicitor in Lancaster, and the occupier as Thomas Pennington. Your documentation is the first I have heard of which agrees with this. Thank you. I have for a long time been aware that a Thomas Pennington lived in Lancaster (Castle Hill) in the 1841 census and died later the same year. You mention 'Barrow Greaves'; There is a Greaves Road in Lancaster and a Greaves Methodist Church (foundation date not known to me as yet).
Thomas Rawsthorne himself lived in Heysham, and built (on a previously building site) what was also known as Heysham Hall, round about 1838-40. That building no longer exists, but there are remnants in Heysham Hall Drive and Heysham Hall Avenue today.

Barrow Greaves is a farm to the south of Lancaster,and still appears to be a working farm not engulfed by urban sprawl. It is just on the other side of the M6 where it passes Lancaster University. Heysham Old Hall also had farm buildings as part of it; only in the mid 19th century did Old Hall Farm become a separate entity from Heysham Old Hall with different occupants. Thomas Pennington in the Tithe schedula also 'occupied' significant amounts of land in Heysham which he presumably farmed. At some point in later life (after 1838) he must have moved to Barrow Greaves farm. Does that farm figure anywhere else in your ancestral records?

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