The Shirley Village Archive

Samuel Normanshaw, farmer, Park Lane Farm (Household)

1850
Marries Jane Adams, daughter of Berisford.

1851
Elizabeth born.

1851 census
Beresford Adams (head), Samuel Normanshaw (son), Jane Normanshaw (dau.) and Elizabeth Normanshaw (grand dau.)

1853
John born.

1855
William born.

1860
Martha born.

1861 census
Samuel (head), Jane (wife), Elizabeth (dau.), John (son), William (son) and Martha (dau).

1867
Samuel jnr. born.

1869
Walter born.

1870
Elizabeth marries John Rogers at Muggington.

1871 census
Samuel (head), farmer of 11 acres & labourer, Jane (wife), Martha (dau), Mary (dau), Samuel (son) and Walter (son).

1871
John is working as farm servant in the Heywood household in Offcote and William is the same in the Weston household in Duffield

1881 census
Samuel (head), farmer of 38 acres, Jane (wife), William (son), Mary (dau), Samuel (son) and Walter (son).

1881
William fined ten shillings for being drunk and disorderly.

1882
Samuel snr? forced to publicly apologise to William Dakin for slandering him when drunk. Samuel jnr? fined five shillings for being drunk and picking a fight with Philip Lemon. William is arrested for arson but there was insufficient evidence for a conviction.

1884
William dies.

1889
Samuel snr forced to assign his farming stock to Samuel jnr and William Dakin. Also, fined for attempting to steal a fowl.

1891
Samuel jnr marries Mary Ann Elizabeth Gilman.

1893
Samuel jnr divorces Mary after catching her in flagrante delicto with a farmhand.

1938
Walter dies.

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