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TABBITTS HILL - TALBOTS HILL - TAPERS HILL

Tabbitts, Tabbits, Tabbitt's, Tabbit's, Talbots, Talbot's, Tapers, Taper's, Tappers, Tapper's, Tapershill, Hill, Farm

 
 
  Tabbitts Hill has a varied but mysterious history given the small piece of land it is. What is now Tabbitts Hill Lane encompasses Tabbitts Hill Farm and Westwood Farm. Earlier in the 20th century Tabbitts Hill Farm was farmed by a Mr Chestermaster. At some time before that it was know as Talbots Hill, after the Talbot family. This is reflected in the 1901 census as shown below, however in 1891 and earlier it appeares in the censuses as Tapers (Tappers) Hill, on a mid 19th century map it is Tapershill.

  The mystery kicks in with the entries in the 1901 and earlier censuses with difererent names, with different occupation names, what evolved in those years ?

  The Talbot family had Godlingston Manor back in to the 12th and 13th centuries, the last of the family, the daughter of Henry Talbot, married a Robert Rempstone ? who was part of the Rempstone Estate. A paper was compiled during the reign of Henry VI which set out his claim to all the lands that were his here and about, it was called the Godlingston Roll.   It seems quite likely that because the Talbot family were not in evidence for long periods of time the name changed to Tabbitt through mis-spelling and/or mis-pronunciation.

 
 
 
 
 

1871 Census (part of, for Dorset, part of Parish of Corfe Castle(Woolgarston))

Name

Relationship

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born


Tapers Hill

James J CrockerHeadMarr23DairymanDorset Lytchett
Ellen CrockerWifeMarr23-Dorset Broadmayne
Mary S CrockerDaur-7mth-Dorset Tapers Hill
 

Woolgarston Farm

George GouldHeadMarr43Ag LabDorset Studland
Eleanore H GouldWifeMarr41-Dorset Corfe Castle
William GouldSonUnm19Ag LabDorset Corfe Castle
Amelia GouldDaurUnm17ServantDorset Swanage
James GouldSonUnm16Farm BoyDorset Corfe Castle
Susan A GouldDaurUnm9-Dorset Corfe Castle
Henry GouldSonUnm6-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Woolgarston Farm

James CrockerHeadMarr53Farmer of 245 acresDorset Corfe Castle
Sarah CrockerWifeMarr58-Dorset Corfe Castle
Susan CrockerDaurUnm25-Dorset Lytchett
Henry CrockerSonUnm21Farmers SonDorset Wimborne
William CrockerSonUnm20Farmers SonDorset Steeple
Frances HardyMother-in-lawWid83-Dorset Burton
 

Woolgarston Farm

Richard TizzardHeadMarr32Ag LabDorset Martins Town
Mary A TizzardWifeMarr29-Dorset Whitchurch
Alfred TizzardSonUnm8-Dorset Steepleton
Samuel TizzardSonUnm6-Dorset Swanage
Emma J TizzardDauUnm3-Dorset Swanage
Eliza A TizzardDauUnm9mth-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Woolgarston

George PeachHeadMarr62LabourerDorset Corfe Castle
Jane PeachWifeMarr63-Dorset Morden
 

Woolgarston

Edwin G DamenHeadMarr20LabourerDorset Corfe Castle
Mary J DamenWifeMarr21-Dorset Corfe Castle
Helena DamenDauUnm3mth-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Woolgarston

Francis BlandfordHeadMarr44Ag LabDorset Studland
Susan BlandfordWifeMarr45-Dorset Corfe Castle
Alfred BlandfordSonUnm13-Dorset Corfe Castle
Louisa BlandfordDauUnm7-Dorset Corfe Castle
Nathaniel BlandfordSonUnm5-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Woolgarston

Henry WhitlyHeadMarr20Game KeeperDorset Whitchurch
Julia WhitlyWifeMarr19-Dorset Morden
Anne WhitlyDauUnm1-Dorset Morden
 

Woolgarston

James LinningtonHeadMarr65Farmer of 29 acresDorset Corfe Castle
Jane LinningtonWifeMarr60-Dorset Corfe Castle
Ellen LinningtonDauUnm25-Dorset Corfe Castle
Elizabeth LinningtonDauUnm23-Dorset Corfe Castle
John PeachBrother-in-lawUnm54-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Sandy Hills

John RobertsHeadMarr55Ag LabDorset Winfrith
Mary RobertsWifeMarr56-Dorset Winfrith
William RobertsSonUnm20Ag LabDorset Winfrith
George RobertsSonUnm17Ag LabDorset Winfrith
James RobertsSonUnm13-Dorset Winfrith
Mary RobertsDauUnm12-Dorset Winfrith
Eliza RobertsDauUnm9-Dorset Winfrith
 

Challow Farm

George HawkinsHeadUnm57Farmer of 250 acresDorset Wareham
Rebecca BascombeServUnm55-Dorset Owermoigne
 

1881 Census (part of, for Dorset, part of Parish of Corfe Castle(Woolgarston))

Name

Relationship

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born


Tapers Hill

William CrockerHeadMarr30DairymanDorset Steeple
Sarah J CrockerWifeMarr30-Dorset Wool
William J CrockerSonUnm9ScholarDorset Swanage
Sarah J CrockerDauUnm8ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
Charles J CrockerSonUnm6ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
Richard F CrockerSonUnm4ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
Sidney E CrockerSonUnm3ScholarDorset Swanage
Laurel E M CrockerSonUnm1-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Woolgarstone Farm

James CrockerHeadMarr63Farmer of 60 acresDorset Corfe Castle
Sarah CrockerWifeMarr68-Dorset Corfe Castle
Henry H CrockerSonWid31ShepherdDorset Wimborne
Sarah J CrockerGDauUnm3-Dorset Corfe Castle
Louisa S BattrickServWid56Gen ServantDorset Moreton
 

Woolgarstone Farm

James J CrockerHeadMarr33Dairy ManDorset Lytchett
Ellen CrockerWifeMarr33-Dorset Broadmayne
Mary S CrockerDauUnm10ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
George W CrockerSonUnm7ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
Frederick C CrockerSonUnm5ScholarDorset Tyneham
 

Woolgarstone Cottages

Samuel TomsHeadMarr50Ag LabourerDorset Langton Matravers
Ann TomsWifeMarr52-Dorset Corfe Castle
Richard TomsSonUnm19Ag LabourerDorset Langton Matravers
John TomsSonUnm15Ag LabourerDorset Langton Matravers
Albert TomsSonUnm12ScholarDorset Langton Matravers
Henry TomsSonUnm10ScholarDorset Langton Matravers
Frank TomsSonUnm8ScholarDorset Langton Matravers
 

Woolgarstone

George HarrisHeadMar30Ag LabDorset Studland
Mary J HarrisMarWife36-Somerset West Coker
Sarah J PalmerDau-in-LawUnm16Gen Servant (Unemploy)Dorset Corfe Castle
James W PalmerSon-in-LawUnm11Carter BoyDorset Corfe Castle
Walter G HarrisSonUnm5ScholarDorset Langton Matravers
Albert HarrisSonUnm2-Dorset Worth
Sidney E HarrisSonUnm7mth-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Woolgarstone

Alfred GreenHeadMar33Farmer 33 acresDorset Corfe Castle
Martha GreenWifeMar32-Dorset Corfe Castle
Stephen GreenSonUnm10ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
Edith GreenDauUnm7ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
John GreenSonUnm5ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
William H GreenSonUnm2-Dorset Corfe Castle
Robert GreenSonUnm2mth-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Woolgarstone

William VincentHeadMar57Clay LabDorset Corfe Castle
Mary VincentWifeMar49-Dorset Corfe Castle
Amelia J VincentDauUnm16ScholarDorset Martinstown
Mark VincentSonUnm13Masons boyDorset Martinstown
Thomas VincentSonUnm11ScholarDorset Martinstown
Joseph VincentSonUnm9ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
Thomas CroucherBoarderMar33Game KeeperHants Ringwood
 

Woolgarstone Keepers Cottage

George PeachHeadMar73Ag LabDorset Corfe Castle
Jane PeachWifeMar74-Dorset Morden
 

Sandy Hills

Henry BrownHeadUnm66Ag LabDorset Worth Matravers
Martha BrownSisterUnm75House KeeperDorset Worth Matravers
 

Challow Dairy House

David TudgayHeadMar35Dairy ManWilts Kingstone
Elizabeth TudgayWifeMar33-Somerset Pennard
Herbert G TudgaySonUnm6ScholarDorset Buckhoue Weston
Edna F TudgayDauUnm4ScholarDorset Buckhoue Weston
Osmand TudgaySonUnm2-Wilts Mere
 

Breaknecks

George TuckHeadMar45GardenerDorset Corfe Castle
Mary J TuckWifeMar41-Dorset Corfe Castle
Caroline KitcattMother-in-LawWid79-Dorset Sturminster Marshall
 

1891 Census (part of, for Dorset, part of Parish of Corfe Castle(Woolgarston))

Name

Relationship

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born


Tappers Hill Farm

John A CullHeadUnm43FarmerDorset Langton Matravers
Sarah CullWifeMar44-Dorset Church Knowle
William J CullSonUnm17SonAmerica New York
May M CullDauUnm15DressmakerAmerica New York
Lottie CullDauUnm8ScholarDorset Langton Matravers
Joseph DiffeyServUnm17Ag LabourerDorset Langton Matravers
 

Woolgarston Dairy

Emmanuel PainterHeadMar36DairymanDorset Swanage
Alice PainterWifeMar33-Dorset Swanage
Frederick PainterSonUnm1-Dorset Corfe Castle
Eliza CurtisMother-in-LawWid78Living on own meansDorset Langton Matravers
Emma S ChurchillServUnm18Domestic ServantDorset Corfe Castle
 

Woolgarston Dairy

Edward RussellHeadMar34Ag LabourerDorset Corfe Castle
Sophie RussellWifeMar34-Dorset Corfe Castle
William RussellSonUnm12Carter BoyWilts Warminster
Robert RussellSonUnm10ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
John RussellSonUnm8ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
Agnes RussellDaurUnm4ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
Frank RussellSonUnm1-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Woolgarston Farm

William CurtisHeadMar53FarmerDorset Swanage
Mary CurtisWifeMar56-Dorset Langton
Thomas CurtisSonUnm20Farm BaliffDorset Langton
Henry CurtisSonUnm14-Dorset Langton
 

Little Woolgarston Farm

Alfred GreenHeadMar43FarmerDorset Langton
Martha GreenWifeMar42-Dorset Langton
Stephan GreenSonUnm20Agri CarterDorset Langton
Edith GreenDauUnm17??? at HomeDorset Langton
John GreenSonUnm15CowmanDorset Langton
William H GreenSonUnm12ScholarDorset Langton
Robert GreenSonUnm10ScholarDorset Langton
Frank GreenSonUnm4ScholarDorset Langton
Selina GreenDauUnm2-Dorset Langton
Eliza GreenDauUnm1 2.12-Dorset Langton
Rachel MarshAuntMar56Sick NurseDorset Langton
 

Woolgarston

Thomas SummersHeadMar32Ag LabourerDorset Studland
Fanny SummersWifeMar32-Dorset Corfe Castle
Joseph SummersSonUnm8ScholarDorset Poole
Henry C SummersSonUnm5ScholarDorset Swanage
Emily SummersDauUnm6ScholarDorset Wimborne
Emma SummersDauUnm2-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Woolgarston

William VincentHeadMar61Ag LabourerDorset Ower Corfe Castle
Mary VincentWifeMar59-Dorset Corfe Castle
Thomas VincentSonUnm21CarpenterDorset Martinstown
 

Woolgarston

George PeachHeadMar82Living on own meansDorset Corfe Castle
Jane PeachWifeMar84Living on own meansDorset ????
Ellen PeachGDauUnm21Domestic ServantDorset Worth
Jane DavisonGDauUnm14-Dorset Dorchester
 

Sandy Hill Cottages

George MinchamHeadMar29ShepherdDorset Corfe Castle
Emma G MinchamMarWife29-Devon Plymouth
Arthur C MinchamSonUnm4ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
Alfred J MinchamSonUnm2-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Sandy Hill Cottages

James W WhiteHeadMar28Ag CarterDorset Whitechurch
Eliza WhiteWifeMar29-Dorset Alton Pancras
Willie WhiteSonUnm11ScholarHants Ringwood
Eames WhiteSonUnm6ScholarDorset Kingston
Eliza E WhiteDauUnm4ScholarDorset Corfe Castle
Edward S WhiteSonUnm2-Dorset Corfe Castle
un-named WhiteDauUnm8hrs-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Challow Dairy

Levi W RiggsHeadMar38DairymanDorset Hilton
Elizabeth J RiggsWifeMar40DairywomanDorset Corfe Castle
Levi L L RiggsSonUnm7ScholarDorset Wimborne
Headly RiggsSonUnm3ScholarDorset Dorchester
 

1901 Census (part of, for Dorset, part of Parish of Corfe Castle(Woolgarston))

Name

Relationship

Condition

Age

Occupation

Where born


Talbots Hill

Emanuel PainterHeadMar47FarmerDorset Corfe Castle
Alice PainterWifeMar43-Dorset Swanage
Frederick PainterSonUnm11-Dorset Corfe Castle
Sidney PainterSonUnm9-Dorset Corfe Castle
Reginald PainterSonUnm7-Dorset Corfe Castle
Eliza CurtisMother-in-LawWid88-Dorset Swanage
 

Westwood

John BradfordHeadWid71FarmerDorset Swanage
Felix BradfordSonUnm30Farmers SonDorset Swanage
William BradfordSonUnm28Farmers SonDorset Swanage
John BradfordSonUnm25Farmers SonDorset Swanage
Charles BradfordSonUnm23Farmers SonDorset Swanage
Elizabeth SmithAuntWid68Living on own meansDorset Swanage
Annie GreenServUnm24Gen ServantDorset Corfe Castle
 

Westwood

Charles StilesHeadUnm62Carter on FarmDorset Church Knowle
Emily SticklandServWid43HousekeeperDorset Puncknowle
 

Ailwood

George VincentHeadMar66FarmerDorset Corfe Castle
Ellen VincentWifeMar65-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Ailwood

Henry W BeavisHeadMar36FarmerDorset Wareham
Emily BeavisWifeMar38-Dorset Wareham
Harry J BeavisSonUnm9-Hants Southampton
Herbert A BeavisSonUnm4-Dorset Corfe Castle
Emily M BeavisDauUnm1-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Ailwood

Harry W VincentHeadMar35Farmers SonDorset Corfe Castle
Elizabeth L J VincentWifeMar37-Dorset Corfe Castle
Frances M VincentDauUnm1-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Woolgarston

James HibbsHeadMar53Ord Ag LabourerDorset Winfrith
Theresa HibbsWifeMar53-Dorset Morton
 

Woolgarston

John J SmithHeadMar35Dairyman on FarmDorset Corfe Castle
Elizabeth J SmithWifeMar33-Dorset Wareham
Sidney SmithSonUnm4-Dorset Wareham
Elizabeth SockyerMother-in-lawWid69-Dorset Wareham
 

Woolgarston

John A CullHeadMar53FarmerDorset Langton Matravers
Sarah CullWifeMar54-Dorset Church Knowle
William J CullSonUnm27Farmers SonU.S.A. New York
Charlotte O CullDauUnm18-Dorset Langton Matravers
 

Little Woolgarston

George MundonHeadMar58Ord Ag LabourerDorset Wareham
Martha MundonWifeMar57-Dorset Church Knowle
Thomas MundonSonUnm25Carter on FarmDorset Bere Regis
Elizabeth MundonDauUnm16-Dorset Owermoigne
Lucy MundonDauUnm13-Dorset Owermoigne
 

Little Woolgarston

William VincentHeadMar71General GardenerDorset Corfe Castle
Mary VincentWifeMar69-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Little Woolgarston

Alfred GreenHeadMar53FarmerDorset Corfe Castle
Martha GreenWifeMar52-Dorset Corfe Castle
Edith GreenDauUnm27Mothers Help DomesticDorset Corfe Castle
John GreenSonUnm25Clerk Clay WorksDorset Corfe Castle
William H GreenSonUnm23PostmanDorset Corfe Castle
Frank GreenSonUnm14Carter BoyDorset Corfe Castle
Silvia GreenDauUnm12-Dorset Corfe Castle
Eliza GreenDauUnm10-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Sandyhills

Fred BarrettHeadMar35Carter on FarmDorset Holton
Mary E BarrettWifeMar31-Dorset Corfe Castle
Frederick S BarrettSonUnm7-Dorset Church Knowle
Sidney A BarrettSonUnm6-Dorset Corfe Castle
Mary Jane BarrettDauUnm3-Dorset Church Knowle
 

Sandyhills

George NinchamHeadMar39Shepherd on FarmDorset Corfe Castle
Emma G NinchamWifeMar39-Devon Devonport
Arthur C NinchamSonUnm14Shepherd BoyDorset Corfe Castle
Alfred J NinchamSonUnm12-Dorset Corfe Castle
Evelyn Fred NinchamSonUnm8mth-Dorset Corfe Castle
 

Challow

William BradfordHeadMar56Gentleman on FarmDorset Swanage
Ann BradfordWifeMar31-Somerset Hummer
Sarah HydeVisitorWid46-Dorset Church Knowle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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