Broseley Valuation 1802
In 1802Valentine Vickers valued the town of Broseley. Although Vickers does not state the purpose, the ledger appears to be a valuation of the town in order that the Tithes can be calculated on what was now a mixed urban and rural parish with a population of around 5,000. Thus it is the equivalent to the tithe valuation of 1838 however there is no associated map and it does not list individual fields.
The document lists the occupants and owners of each property so, with the exception of lodgers and sub letting, it lists the head of household for all the occupants of the town. It also lists where the property was situated and gives a brief description.
Page 5 is missing but the sub totals on the bottom of page 4 and top of page 5 are identical hence no entries are missing.
Page 27 is missing so the names between Charles Guest and Thomas Glover are lost. Strangely the binding of the book does not indicate that this page was torn out, rather that it was never transcribed, so there may be another copy of the book which includes this page.
Page 36 is torn out so the names of the Joneses from Francis to Thomas are missing.
The original ledger is in Shropshire Archives. Reference P44/V/1/1
Broseley Tithe Map and Apportionment 1838
In past centuries landowners had to pay a tithe to the Church of the Parish. This consisted of one tenth of the produce of the land and stock allotted. This resulted in landowners giving wheat, barley cows, pigs etc to the curate of the church. In the early 1800's this system was changed so that instead of paying in kind, the landowner now paid one tenth of the income from the land. As part of this change, throughout the country, details maps and indexes were made in order to calculate the amount which should be paid for a piece of land. i.e. the income which could be expected from the land.
Broseley was surveyed in 1838 (dated 27th April 1838) by B. Hill of Colemore Row of Birmingham and a detailed index (apportionment) and map produced. The map details each house, garden and plot of land and is drawn to a large scale.
The apportionment contains various headings:
Landowner: This shows who
owned the land.
Occupier This is the person to whom the landowner let the land of property
Relet To: Often the Occupier did not live in a house but re-let it so this shows the actual occupier.
Plot This refers to a plot number on the Tithe Map.
Area Area of the plot of land, in Acres.
Rent How much was paid to the Church in Pounds, shillings & pence.
Cultivation What was grown on the land
Description For a field this is the field name. Houses, coal and iron pits etc are described.
View the Tithe Map Index (compiled by E.J. Cox).
View a scanned version of the Map (Courtesy of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust)
A copy of the map and index can also be seen in Broseley Library. The original maps for Broseley, Benthall, Willey and other parishes in Shropshire can be seen at the Records Office at Castle Gates Shrewsbury.
Valentine Vickers Ledgers
There are nine volumes of ledgers at Shropshire Archives (515/1-9) containing the valuations of property undertaken by Valentine Vickers. Below are transcriptions of the items relating to the Broseley area.
Valuation of the Dean Estate near Broseley the property of Messrs Keay and Company.
A Particular and Valuation of part of the Demise Lands at Caughley in
Particulars and Valuation of several Freehold small places on Shirlett &c the Property of George Forester Esq.
A particular and Valuation of the Lordship and Manor of Broseley in the County of Salop with the Cottages, Chief rents Mines of Coal and Ironstone, Privileges and Advantages thereunto belonging the Property of John Stephens Esqr
Particular and Valuation of Mr Smiths Leasehold Interest in Premises at
Broseley on the
Particulars and Valuation of the Manor of Broseley subject to Mr Plumers Opinions respective to Cottage Rents.
A particular and Valuation of Premises at Caughley proposed to be let to Francis Benbow.
|1794||A particular and Valuation of the Estates at Bridgnorth and Broseley in the County of Salop the property of Mr John Piper (1794)|
|1794||Letter: John Stephens re land taken by Commissioners of Road (New line of turnpike at Linley) and valuation at Wyke|
A Particular and valuation of Swinney Estate in the Parish of Broseley and Barrow in the County of Salop the Property of George Forester Esq.
|1794||Particular and Valuation of the Estates called Easthope situate at Broseley in the County of Salop with the very valuable Mines of Coal and Ironstone under the same the Property of William Taylor Esq.|
Reference to a Plan of Caughley Estate in the
|1796||A Valuation of the Glebe Lands and Tithes in the Parishes of Stockton, Astley Abbots and Bonningdale for the Year 1796|
|1796||Valuation of Timber grooving in the (blank) Coppice at Caughley the property of Ralph Browne Wylde Brown|
|1797||Letter: John Onions and barn in Linley|
|1797||Particulars and Valuation of Estates in Broseley and Much Wenlock in
the County of Salop the Property of John Stephens.
15 March 1797
|1798||Particulars and valuation of Roughton Estate situate in the Parish of Broseley and County of Salop the property of John Stephens Esq.|
|1800||Abstract of the Valuation of Benthall Estates in the County of Salop in the property of Thomas Harris Esq approx 1800.|
|1800||Particulars and Valuation of the Rectory House and Glebe Premises of Broseley in the county of Salop belonging to the Revd Townsend Forester|
Particulars and valuation of Estates situate in the
|1802||Valuation of the Tithes of Astley Abbots belonging to the Revd Richard Mountford taken for the year 1802|
|1802||Letters re Onions Estate and Estate valuation including comments on Lime Works|
|1802-10||Barrow Tithes -short lists of people who pay Tithes.|
|1803||Full Tithe assessment for Barrow, Shirlett and Caughley listing all occupiers of properties.|
Survey and Valuation of Broseley Estate situate in the
An Account of Allotments on Shirlett made under the Inclosure Act situate in the parish of Barrow exclusive of those made to George Forester
Particulars and valuation of an Estate and Mines situate in the parish
of Broseley and
Particulars and Valuation of Shirlett Farm in the Parishes of Barrow,
Morville &c in the
|1806||Valuation of the Tithes of Part of the Parish of Broseley.|
|1806||Particular and Valuation of Freehold Property in the Parish of Broseley and County of Salop belonging to Revd Rowley in lots as proposed to be sold (3 lots: Lower end of Broseley, Delph & Fiery Field)|
Particulars and valuation of
the Bould Farm in the parish of Willey and
|1807||Valuation of the Tithes of Part of the Parish of Broseley|
|1808||Valuation of the Tithes of Part of the Parish of Broseley|
A Valuation of Cottages &c on Shirlett proposed to be purchased by George Forester Esqr Sept. 1808
|1808||A Valuation of Caughley Farm the property of Ralph Brown Wylde Browne Esq.|
|1808||Valuation of Rowton Farm in the Parish of Broseley and County of Salop the Property of J. Stephens|
A valuation of the Tithes of part of the Parish of Broseley for the years 1808 & 1809
|1810||A valuation of Estates at Broseley in the county of Salop the property of John Gurnell Esqr|
Valuation of the Tithes of Broseley for the year 1810 to stand on Average
|1811||An Account of the Personal Property of the late R.B.W. Browne Esq. (Caughley)|
Valuation of Part of Benthall Estate belonging to Thomas Harries Esq taken Nov 11 1811
Particulars and Valuation of Linley Hall Estate in the
|1801-08||Valentine Vickers accounts: Forester, Davenport, Stephens etc.|
|1815-22||Valentine Vickers accounts: Forester, Davenport, Whitmore, Littlehales etc.|
Severn Valley Railway Schedule of Premises
|1846||Astley Abbots, Linley, Caughley, Jackfield, Benthall and Buildwas - Premises and occupiers along proposed route|
|1852||Astley Abbots, Linley, Caughley, Jackfield, Benthall and Buildwas - Premises and occupiers along proposed route|
1842 Forstester Estate rentals for Barrow, Broseley, Linley, Willey & Wenlock. - Major Rents - Brickworkes, mining etc