Rands Farm

Rands Farm is a 17th-century farmhouse with 19th-century extensions and frontage. It remained a farm after Shipton was enclosed by private Act of Parliament of 1745, when all other farms in Shipton were replaced by enclosure farms in the fields. Its present name comes from the family which occupied it in the second half of the 19th century; it does not seem to have had a permanent name before then. It is now set back from the road but would been right on it before the turnpike was realigned in the 1830s. See the Shipton section for more information. It has been part of the Swanbourne Estate since 1897.

A modern photo of Rands Farm

1781 Land Tax
William Lowndes Esq: Geo Henley £9 9s 4d
Edward Line £4 13s 4d

1783 Land Tax
William Lowndes Esq: Geo Henly £10 5s 10d
Edward Line £5 1s 1d

1785 Land Tax
William Selby Esq: Thomas Brandon £10 5s 10d
Edward Line £5 1s 1d

1786 13 June Sun Fire Insurance 11936/337/518991
House gatehouse woodhouse stable and barns adjoining at Shipton in the tenure of Brandon £120

1790 Land Tax
William Selby Esq: Thomas Brandon £10 5s 10d
Edward Line £5 1s 1d

1792 Universal British Directory
Brandon, Thomas, Dairyman

1795 Land Tax
William Lowndes Esq: Thomas Brandon £10 5s 10d
Edward Line £5 1s 1d

1800 Land Tax
William Lowndes Esq: Thomas Brandon £10 5s 10d
Edward Line £5 1s 1d

1805 Land Tax
William Lowndes Esq: Thomas Brandon £10 5s 10d
Edward Line £5 1s 1d

1810 Will of Thomas Brandon of Winslow, yeoman
After his death the tenancy passed to his son-in-law John Bull.

1810 Land Tax
William Selby Esq: John Bull jun £10 5s 10d
Edward Line £5 1s 1d

1815 Land Tax
William Selby Lowndes Esq: John Bull jun £10 5s 10d
Edward Line £5 1s 1d

1810, 4 Oct: Northampton Mercury

Valuable Yorkshire Cows, Horses, Sheep, Pigs, Hay, and Keeping.
To be SOLD by AUCTION, By SAMUEL DUDLEY

On Wednesday the 8th Day of October, 1817, on the Premises of Mr. JOHN BULL, at SHIPTON, in the Parish of WINSLOW, Bucks, who is leaving the Farm;
COMPRISING 32 in-calf, new-milch, and barren Cows, two-year-old cart Colt, a nag Horse, rising four Years old, by Abomelique; 45 Leicester Ewes, 25 shearhog Sheep, and three Rams; five fat Hogs, five Porkers, and 14 store Pigs;  about 100 Tons of prime meadow Hay, and about 100 Acres of fresh Keeping, till the 25th of March, 1818.
Two Months’ Credit will be given for the Hay and Keeping, with the usual Conditions.
The Sale will commence at Eleven o’Clock.

1820 Land Tax
William Selby Lowndes Esq: Thos Line £10 5s 10d
Edward Line £5 1s 1d

1821 Oct 11 Baptism of Louisa daughter of Thomas & Sarah Line, Shipton, grazier

1822 Aug 27 Baptism of Louisa daughter of Thomas & Sarah Line, Shipton, grazier

1824 Will of Edward Line of Shipton, dairyman

1825 Land Tax
William Selby Lowndes Esq: Thomas Edwin £10 5s 10d
Thomas Edwin £5 1s 1d
Thomas Edwin 1s 8d

1833 Register of Electors
Edwin, Thomas, occupier of Lands in his own occupation.

1832 Land Tax
William Selby Lowndes Esq: Thomas Edwin - House & Land £10 5s l0d
House & Land £5 1s 1d

1838 Church Rate
Edwin, Thomas: Farm House and Land £4 16s 1 ¼ d

1841 Census, Shipton
Thomas Edwin, 55, Farmer
See full census return

1848 Directory
Edwin, Thomas, Farmer, Shipton

1851 Census, Shipton
Thomas Edwin, 67, Farmer of 210 acres employing 3 men & 1 boy

1853 Directory
Edwins, Edmund, Farmer, Shipton

1858 Church Rate
Edwin, Edmund: Farm House & Land RV £260 0s 0d

1859 Church Rate
Rand, Robert: Farm House & Land RV £260 0s 0d

1861 Census Shipton
Robert Rand, 37, Farmer, born Soulbury Bucks

1863 Church Rate
Rand, Robert: House etc. RV £260 0s 0d

1871 Census
Robert Rand, 42, Farmer employing 4 men, 2 boys

1881 Census
Thomas Rand, 27, Farmer 185 acres 4 men, 1 boy

1891 Census
The farm seems to have been occupied by Henry Kimble, agricultural labourer, with his wife and child

1897 Sale Catalogue (sale of Winslow Hall Estate)
Lot 13 A valuable dairy and milk farm known as Rands ... The farm house contains 2 sitting rooms, kitchen, pantry, Dairy, Churn House, Cellar, Wash House and 6 bed rooms. The buildings near the house, which are chiefly brick built and slated, are conveniently arranged round a large fold yard. The northern block consists of a 5-bay open cattle shed, loose box and a 2-bay open stock shed. The eastern block - a box for 4 head, cow house for 6, and another range for 10 head. The southern block - a 5-bay open cart shed, wood house, 8 pigsties, boiling house etc. The western block -stable for 4 horses, nag stable for 2 with loft over and a large barn … 174 a 3r 31 p … let to Mr G.A. Monk on a yearly (Lady Day) tenancy, at a rent of £216 per annum.
(Sold to Mr. H. Brazier, Grandborough, £4,150)

1902 Fremantle Papers D/FR 21/7
Correspondence re Rands Farm

1907 Alfred Walker entered Rands Farm as tenant of Fremantle

1928 Directory
Walker, Frederick, farmer, Rands Farm, Shipton

Haymaking
Haymaking at Rands Farm, c.1930

1939 Directory
Walker, Frederick, farmer, Rands Farm, Shipton

1960 Tenancy taken over by his son Donald Frederick Walker

1977 Death of Frederick Walker

1982 D.F. Walker moved to Corkett's Farm. Rands Farm ceased to be a working farm and the land was absorbed by the Fremantle Estate.


 

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