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Laura Report 12 Apr 2019 20:22

hi all. i am looking for tips and help on reseaching a farm in essex -Lofts Farm, Heybridge. I would love to hear from anyone who may have any information on it or any tips on how best to research a property and find out who lived there etc.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 12 Apr 2019 20:28

Have you googled the address

How have you got to the address Is it connected to a family name

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 12 Apr 2019 20:32


Choccy Report 12 Apr 2019 21:03

1939 Register

Woodhead Household (5 People)

Lofts Farm , Maldon R.D., Essex, England

James P Woodhead 16 Apr 1874 Male Farmer Retired Married 26 1
Frances Elizabeth (E) Woodhead 28 May 1869 Female Houserepper Married 26 2
Elsie Woodhead 11 Dec 1896 Female Houserepper Single 26 3
Claude Woodhead 30 Nov 1898 Male Farmer Single 26 4
Jack Rogers 21 Dec 1870 Male Farm Labourer Single 26 5


ArgyllGran Report 12 Apr 2019 21:05 -

" Circa 1595 held by John Bullock before he moved to
Faulkbourne Hall, Witham. Oliver Cromwell "partook refreshment here". Later
owned by Lord Byron."


Choccy Report 12 Apr 2019 21:08

1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census

Lofts Farm, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex, England

James Carter Male 50 1791 Essex, England
Susannah Carter Female 50 1791 Essex, England
Mary Crabb Female 15 1826 Essex, England


ArgyllGran Report 12 Apr 2019 21:18

James Chalkins
in the 1851 England Census
Name: James Chalkins
Age: 60
Estimated birth year: abt 1791
Relation: Head
Spouse's name: Lydia Chalkins
Gender: Male
Where born: Tolleshunt Knights, Essex, England
Civil Parish: Great Totham
Ecclesiastical parish: Rochester
Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:
View related Ecclesiastical Parish
County/Island: Essex
Country: England
Street address: LOFTS FARM
Registration district: Maldon
Sub-registration district: Southminster
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Household schedule number: 176
Piece: 1778
Folio: 613
Page Number: 41
Household Members:
Name Age
James Chalkins 60
Lydia Chalkins 60


Choccy Report 12 Apr 2019 21:42

1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census

Lofts Farm, Witham Road Water Lane, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex, England

John Billingham Head Married Male 42 1859 Laundryman Croughton, Northamptonshire, England
Sarah Billingham Wife Married Female 54 1847 - Manchester, Lancashire, England
Charles Billingham Brother Single Male 25 1876 Student Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Martha Crowther Visitor Single Female 57 1844 Semptress Manchester, Lancashire, England
Alma Thomason Servant Single Female 22 1879 Laundrymaid Langford, Essex, England
Elizabeth Hansell Servant Single Female 14 1887 General Serv Domestic Heybridge, Essex, England
Eliza Taylor Servant Single Female 28 1873 Laundrymaid Akenham, Suffolk, England
Agnes Mead Servant Single Female 34 1867 Laundrymaid Maldon, Essex, England


Choccy Report 12 Apr 2019 21:51

1881 England, Wales & Scotland Census

Lofts Farm, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex, England

Benjamin C Halls Head Single Male 32 1849 Farmer Of 600 Acres Employs 22 Men & 6 Boys Little Totham, Essex, England
Fanny Halls Sister Single Female 29 1852 - Little Totham, Essex, England
Henry Halls Brother Single Male 39 1842 Clerk Corn Merchant Maldon, Essex, England
Harriet Halls Sister Single Female 23 1858 - Maldon, Essex, England
William J Carter Nephew Single Male 3 1878 - Essex, England
Clara Brockes Servant Single Female 19 1862 Genl. Servant Essex, England
Louisa Coote Servant Single Female 15 1866 Parlor Maid Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, England


Choccy Report 12 Apr 2019 22:01

1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census

Softs, Broad Street Green, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex, England

George H Stebbing Head Married Male 64 1827 Dealer In Cattle Essex, England
Louisa Stebbing Wife Married Female 58 1833 - Essex, England
Arthur B Stebbing Son - Male 31 1860 Grocers Assistant Essex, England
Edgar J Stebbing Son - Male 21 1870 Dealer In Cattle Essex, England
Agnes C H Stebbing Daughter - Female 19 1872 - Easthorpe, Essex, England
William Jarris Servant Single Male 28 1863 Groom Essex, England


ArgyllGran Report 13 Apr 2019 11:39

Lofts Farm isn't listed as such in 1861 or 1871 censuses.
Nearby houses are there, but impossible to tell which, of any, of the nearby unnamed ones might be Lofts Farm.

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 13 Apr 2019 17:06

A search on Seax for "lofts farm" brings up 6 results.

The documents are available to view at the Essex Record Office.



AustinQ Report 13 Apr 2019 17:49

Lots listed in the newspapers about various people that lived/ died at the farm. Also advertising potatoes for sale.


Laura Report 21 Apr 2019 14:43

thank you for everyones replies. I have got the census records already and have done a serach on the SEAX website i just wondered if there was anywhere else i could look for more information. It is not family related to me but i am researching the property for a friend who is looking into the farm.
thanks for all your help.