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Huish events

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410
0410
1066
1066

Huish listing in the Doomsday Book

Huish in some form or another has been around since Pre-history but here it is recorded in the Doomsday Book.  Click here to see the translation.

1066
1639
1639
1649
1649
1751
1751

Map of Huish 1751

To view the maps and associated text transcribed click here.

1777
1777

The Reeves Family of Huish Manor Farm [1777 to 1812]

In 1777 John Reeves of Clench was granted the lease of Huish and Stubnail farms by the Froxfield Trustees for a period of 12 years at the yearly rent of £150.

John’s father Harry died in 1782 his will which was written on the 7th January 1782 stated he was of Hewish a Yeoman.

Read the full story in the Peoples section for Huish.

1812
1812

Huish Manor Farm Map 1812

 Map of 1812 with transcript of Notes.  Click here to view.  With the permission of Wiltshire and Swindon Family History Centre,

1828
1828

The Youngs of Huish Manor Farm [1828 to 1921]

The Young family moved to Huish Manor Farm in 1828 and were the tenants until 1921.  They saw a great many changes and innovations, suffered tragedy and oversaw the building of the NEW farmhouse. Read the full story in the Peoples section for Huish.

1830
1830

The Bleecks of Huish Rectory [1830 to 1873]

Love thy neighbour?  Rev Bleeck might have had a few problems which took him to Court.  Read the full story in the Peoples section for Huish.

1841
1841

Map of Huish 1841

 Click here to view transcribed notes

1848
1848

The Ghost of Pitt Pond – a tall tale of folklore

This tale has been reported a half dozen times since 1848.  Fact or fiction? Click here to find our more about this sad tale of love and death.  Other local tales are also included!

1869
1869

Great Fire at Huish 1869

One of the most disastrous fires of farm produce that has occurred in Wiltshire for many years past, broke out on Monday evening last, in the homestead of Mr. Wm. Young of Huish, resulting, we regret to say, in the destruction of nearly the whole of the farm buildings, of 13 ricks of corn and hay, together with all the corn stored in the barns, and a large quantity of machinery and implements.

For the full transcript click here.

1914
1914
1916
1916

Philip Giddings WW1

One of three men from Huish who gave there lives in WW1.  Many stayed on the land in this area. For an in depth history of this man click here.  His family remain living in Huish having moved there around 1909.

Philip Giddings of Huish

1916

Richard Dale Lovett WW1

Another man of Huish of an older generation who fell in 1916.  Click here for details

1918
1918

Tom Razey (also written as Raizey and Raisey) WW1

A native of Huish who gave his life in WW1.  Click here to find out more.

1918
1919
1919

Survey of Huish Farm 1919

After the WW1 many rural farming communities continue to be surveyed by the Ministry of Agriculture. Rationing of food did not end with the War but continues into 1920.  Click here to see a transcript of survey report for Huish Farm in 1919

 

1939
1939
1961
1961

Huish 1961, a snapshot in time

More recent local memories of those families who lived ans worked in the Village and on the Farm post WW2.  Here I have captured the memories of two members of the Giddings family still living in the village in 2019, who worked on the farm from the day they left school until it was sold in 1987 after the death of J.B. (Bert) Strong.  Needless to say what a shock losing your livelihood was let alone worrying about whether you will also have to leave the home your family had occupied since 1908.  Happily they were able to remain in the farm owned cottage and found suitable work.  Click here for the full overview of who lived where in Huish, what they did on the Farm and the field names used on the farm.  There is also a small amount of information relating to Draycot Fitzpayne Farm and who worked there.