Specific Farms and the Families
|Mark’s Barn/ Mark’s Farm
|SHUTTEROAKS – Shutteroak House is an early 18th century house of two storeys with a symmetrical front of seven bays, which has mullioned and transomed windows.|
|1830 – 1842||FRENCH, Roger named as a Yeoman of Shutteroaks at
the times of the baptisms of his children.
|1841 census||FRENCH, Roger 40 (Yeoman); Lucy 35; Lucy 12;
Sarah 6; Nancy 4; Charlotte 2
|1851 census||Name of the Farmer is not given; Labourers living at the farm were:
ENGLAND, Robert Head 60 (Labourer); Susan Wife 54; Ann Dau 21; George Son 16; John Son 14; Hannah Dau 8; Ahri? Grandchild 13; Ellender? Grandchild 7 ; Elizabeth Grandchild 4 ; Mary Lodger U 59
|1868 & 1869||READ, Robert Rendall – Noted as Yeoman, Shutteroaks, at Baptism of children.
By 1891 resident at Mark’s Barn Farm (see below).
|1872||READ, John – Noted as Yeoman, Shutteroaks, at Marriage of daughter Mary Anna READ.|
|1881 census||Shutteroaks House: No head of household listed; only servants|
|1891 census||Shutteroaks House: No head of household listed; only servants|
|MARK’S BARN/ MARK’S FARM – Lower St, Merriott – The current Marks Barn House is a large gabled building of circa 1900.|
|1841 census||Mark’s Barn||MARSH, Robert 41 (Yeoman); Ann 35; Fanny Read 11; John 8; Mary 7; Martha 4 Sarah Ann 3 [Note: surname changed from MARKS to MARSH on 11 Aug 2002 after confirmation from Diane Ellisor]|
|1847 & 1849||Mark’s Barn||SHUTLER, Amos – Noted as Yeoman & Farmer at time of Baptisms of Children.|
|1851 census||Mark’s Farm||SHUTLER, Mary 58 (Widow; Proprietor of land); Mary Dau U 28; William Son U 26 Labour; John Son U 24 Labour; Richard Son U 20 Labour; Christania Dau U 22 ; Joseph Son U 16 ; Martha Lodger U 40 .
Note: Mary died in 1878 at Mark’s Barn Farm.
|1871 census||Mark’s Barn||FRENCH, John Head 64 ( Farmer 43 acres 2men, 1 woman & 1 boy; born Dorset); Elizabeth 67 (born
East Pennard). Note: Elizabeth died 1872.
|1881 census||Mark’s Farm, Dwinet’s Hole, Merriott||SHUTLER, Amos 66 (Farmer of 150 acres); Mary Ann 62. Note: Amos died 1890; Mary died 1900.|
|1891 census||Mark’s Farm||LAWRENCE, Robert 79 (Widower; Yeoman);
READ, Robert R Son-in-law 53 (Living on own means); READ, Mary daughter 52; READ Robert L Grandson 22; READ Elizabeth Granddau 19; READ Rachael Granddau 17; READ Edward Grandson 16; READ George Grandson 13; READ Maud Granddau 10.
|1891 census||Mark’s Barn Farm||SHUTLER, Richard Head 26 (Farmer); Emma Wife M 26; Richard C Son 2 ; Adela M Dau 2mo|
|BOW MILL – Bow Mill had been settled by the 14th century, and later developments included Eggwood House on the western boundary, and Sockety Farm, north of the village.|
|1841 census||HOPKINS, Jesse 70 (Miller);
HILL, John 30 (Miller); Hannah 40
|1851 census||PATCH, William 40 (Miller & Farmer 30 acres employing 8); Mary Wife 45; Temperance Niece 24; James Nephew 18; BUCKRELL, William Apprentice to Miller & Farmer, U 18; HARRIS William Apprentice to Miller & Farmer, U 18; BUCKRELL, Margaret Niece 6|
|1861 census||PATCH, William 50 (Corn Miller, from Norton sub Hamdon); Jane Wife 33; William Son 5; John Son 8m|
|1871 census||PATCH, William 60 (Miller, Farmer 43 acres, emp 5 labourers); Jane Wife 46; John Son 10; Joan Dau 8; Gilbert Son 6; Mary Dau 4; Sarah Jane Dau 1|
|1881 census||PATCH, William 70 (Miller & Farmer); Jane Wife 55 ; William Son 25 (Miller); Gilbert Son 15 ; Sarah Jane Dau 12|
|1891 census||PATCH, John 60 (Miller & Farmer); Marianne Wife M 52; Henry Son 23; Fanny Dau 21; Rosa Dau 16; Frank Pape Son 13; Ellen Dau 11|
|SOCKETY FARM – Cleaved from Bow Mills, probably in the 18th century. Sockety is a late 18th century house with stone gables and a red-brick front. [Victoria County History]|
|1841 census||NORTON, William 20 Twine Maker|
|1851 census||BEALER, John 50 (Farmer of 84 acres emp 4 labs), unmarried, living with him was his sister Mary, unmarried aged 53.|
|1851 census||SAUNDERS, Matthew Head 50 Farmer 50 acres emp 2 lab Dor, Rampisham
Eliza 53 Wife of farmer Dor, Batcombe
George 20 Son of farmer Dor, Stockwood
Frances 18 Dau of farmer Dor, Stockwood
|John 16 Son of farmer Dor, Chetnole
Elizabeth 11 Scholar Dor, Oathill
Nathan 10 Scholar Dor, Hillfield
Martha 7 Scholar Dor, Hillfield
Esau 4 Farmer’s son Som, Merriott
Rebekah 1 Farmer’s dau Som, Merriott
|1861 census||MITCHELL, Thomas Head 54 (Farmer of 98 acres emp 3men 2 boys); Ann Wife 53 F; Robert Son 22; Joseph Son 15; Francis Son
9 ; Samuel Thomas Grandson 4 . Note: Matthew SAUNDERS is listed as a Dairyman on Sockety with his family in 1861. In 1871 he is listed as the Farmer, of Waterloo Farm (see below).
|1871 census||MITCHELL, Thomas 64 (Farmer of 121 acres emp 3 men & 1 boy); Ann Wife 63; Robert Son 32; Francis Son 19; Samuel Thomas Grandson
|1881 census||MITCHELL, Thomas 74 ( Farmer of 120 acres); Ann Wife 73; Robert Son 42
Note: Thomas died in 1890; Ann died in 1886.
|1891 census||MITCHELL, Robert 52 years, Single (Farmer)|
|WATERLOO FARM – North of Sockety, is circa 1820. [Victoria County History]|
|1841 census||CARY, 50 Yeoman; Hester 50; George 19; Mary 25.
Note: the CARYs do not appear in subsequent Merriott censuses.
|1871 census||SAUNDERS, Matthew 70 (Widower; Farmer of 50 acres, 1 lab); Joseph 18 ( Farmer’s Son). Note: Matthew, born in Dorset, died 1872. During the period 1849 to 1853, Matthew is noted as a Dairyman, living at Waterloo Farm, for the Baptisms of four children. In the 1861 census of Merriott he is listed as a Dairyman at Sockety Farm, with wife Eliza & seven children.|
|1881 census||DODGE, John Head M 65 (Farmer of 77 acres); Ann Wife M 63; John Son U 23; Jane Dau U 21; Samuel Son U 20; Sarah Dau U 18. Note: John senior died May 1881 & wife Ann died 1895 in Lopen.|
|1891 census||DODGE, Samuel Head M 30 (Farmer); Jessie Wife M 25|
|1877 Will of Edward Pattemore||WARRY, Robert Rousell – Yeoman|
There is an item at the Somerset Record Office, DDSGLY/29, being the Sale particulars, with plan, of Moorlands Farm, 98 acres, in the parishes of Merriott and Crewkerne. Dated 1883.
|1871 census||CUFF, William Fitchett Head W 66 Landowner 250 acres, employing 15 men 2 women and 5 boys. Born Som, Merriott. Emma Dau U 18 Cuff Mary Dau U 17 Som, Merriott.
William Fitchett Cuff died in Merriott aged 71, on Moorlands, and was buried in the All Saints Church of England graveyard on 8th April 1876. His wife Emma was buried on 17th February 1863, aged 47 years. Mr Cuff is listed in the 1851 census as a widower, a Farmer of 200 acres employing 20 men, living in Ashwell Lane, with no farm name mentioned. In the 1861 census he is listed as the Chairman of the Chard Union, married (no wife present), and living in Chard Road, Merriott. His marriages and the baptisms of his children are not listed in the Merriott All Saints records.
|1891 census||NORTON, Benjamin B Head Married aged 63, Farmer, Employer, born East Coker, Somerset. Adelaide Norton, Wife, aged 59, born East Coker, Somerset. Dennis Rumsby, son aged 27, Farmer’s Son, born East Coker, Somerset.|
|1901 census||DYSON, John Head M 65 ? Commission, born Clerkenwell, London; Fanny Louisa Wife M 54 Paddington, London. The Wills of Fanny Louisa Dyson and John Dyson of Moorlands, Crewkerne, are held at the Somerset Record Office: DPmer/17/1/4 M/1409. Dated 20 Feb 1919 and 7 July 1921. They are buried in All Saints Churchyard, Merriott as follows:
22 September 1935 Fanny Louisa Dyson aged 89 Moorlands, Merriott. Officiating Minister: Bishop Every
19 March 1919 John Dyson aged 83 Moorlands, Merriott. Officiating Minister: Stanley E Percival, Vicar