Newton Local History
The beginning of the C19th.
The very first census of Great Britain, (that is England, Scotland & Wales) was taken on Tuesday 10th March 1801. The returns gave a population of 10.9 million people living in 1.8 million houses. Very few census documents have survived...non in the East Riding of Yorkshire but David Hey in his book 'Yorkshire From AD 1000' describes life in the Later-Stuart and Hanoverian Era. Let's use documents available to us in reference libraries and county archives to paint a picture of C19th Newton.
This advert tells us so much about Newton in 1801.
Two lots each with brick and tile dwelling house, outbuildings, one with a dovecote....was it Pigeoncote Farm?
Many farms had 'dovecotes' as the dove eggs were a good source of food.
Ref: Map showing brick yard, Carr Lane, Pigeon Cote Farm & White House Farm.
Most farmsteads owned land on the Mask.
Field names...Carr, Angram's Brick-Kiln Close (divided into 2)
Only 35 years after Enclosure Award. With the sizes of 'closes' its possible to locate on Enclosure Award map.
Family names: Hugh Nottingham. Thomas Leng, Luke Fowler, Mrs Ann Hutchinson, Henry Ogle.
Materials for making bricks and tiles.
Ref: Turnpike Road York to Beverley and Hull.
Genuki provides us with a transcript of the electoral roll for Wilberfoss & Newton in 1834.