THE BCH ARCHIVE

LOCAL HISTORY FOR

BIRTSMORTON

CASTLEMORTON

HOLLYBUSH

And The Surrounding District

Hunters Hall Page 3

In 1841, Hunters Hall is occupied by Richard Greenway and his wife Hannah and their children Richard, Elizabeth and Harriet.


In 1845, Richard Greenway died. His Will adds nothing about Hunters Hall.


In 1846, January-March, Richard (Hannah's husband) died and was buried at St Gregory.


In 1850, 20 December, prime oak, ash, elm timber for sale by auction by Robert Jones at the Feather's Inn. Castlemorton at three'clock in the afternoon, subject to conditions, comprising 620 trees in 15 lots growing on Fairoaks Farm, and other lands in the occupation of Mr William Smith; on Hunters Hall estate in the occupation of Mrs Greenway; on the Hurst Farm in the occupation of Mrs Lane; on Cutler's Farm in the occupation of Mr. John R. Lane; on land in the occupation of Mr. Beaman of he said Feathers Inn;  Holly Bush Farm in the occupation of Mr Charles Allen; and on Birts Street Farm in the occupation of Mr John Wadley; the whole of which will be described in catalogues to  be had of the respective occupiers of the said farms and lands, (who will show the different lots) at the place of sale of Mr John R Lane of Cutler's, of whom particulars may be known, and at  the Office of the Auctioneer, Ledbury. This Timber sound and good quality, part of it of large dimensions, well situate for delivery, being on good roads within five miles of Upton upon Severn and close to Castlemorton and Welland Commons.


In 1851, Hunters Hall is occupied by Hannah Greenway, widow, Farmer of 170 acres employing 2 labourers, her son Richard and his wife Ann and their children Anne and Harriet, her daughter Emma and her grandson Joseph Dobbs.


In 1861, Hunters Hall is occupied by Hannah Greenway, widow, Farmer of 150 acres employing 2 men and 2 boys, her son Richard and his wife Ann and their children Eliza, Hannah, Richard, Edwin and Henry.


In 1871, as Folly Farm (after Folly Field in 1839 Tythe Map) occupied by Richard Greenway (Farmer of 150 acres), his wife Ann and children Eliza, Hannah, Richard, Edwin and Henry.


In 1871, 20th July, death of Judith, widow of the late Richard Birchley, aged 81, formerly of Hunter's Hall, Castlemorton.


In 1881, occupied by Richard Greenway (Farmer of 151 acres), his wife Ann, daughter Harriet, son Richard (Corn Miller), sons Edwin and Henry, and Allen Birckley (General Servant).


In 1891, Richard and his wife Ann and children Eliza and Henry are living there, with a visitor Robert Short (Army Pensioner).


By 1895, some fields had been given up as can be seen on the map below. It is likely that the Somers family were renting all this land from the Dean and chapter, and subletting.