Red Hall Farm

Red Hall Farm in Shipton is approached by a long private road from the Winslow to Swanbourne Road. It was built either by Richard Lowndes or his son Wiliam Lowndes soon after the inclosure of Shipton under a private Act of Parliament of 1745. The new farmhouse was positioned in the centre of their allotment for the convenience of routine farming operations.

A recent photo of Redhall Farm

1745 Enclosure Award
Richard Lowndes
Shipton Cowpasture containing 93a 3r 18p adjoining to the Red Field of Shipton on the south, to Swanbourne Common Field south east, to Little Horwood Common Field north and to Licehill Field west .... and all the rest residue and remainder of the Common Fields not hereinbefore awarded to others containing 309a 1 r 6p.

1781 Land Tax.
William Lowndes Esq: Edward Hillyer 12 8s 0d

1782 Land Tax.
William Lowndes Esq: Edward Hillyer 13 8s 8d

1783 Land Tax.
William Lowndes Esq: Edward Hillyer 13 8s 10d

1785 Land Tax.
William Selby Esq: Edward Hillier 13 8s 10d

1786 Fire insurance: house valued at £80, barn and stable at £60

1790 Land Tax.
Willm Selby Esq: Edward Hillyer 13 8s l0d

1792 Administration of Edward Hyllier, farmer, Winslow

1795 Land Tax.
Wm Selby Esq: Mrs Hillyer 13 8s 10d

1798 Posse Comitatus
Widow Hillyer: 4 horses, 1 waggon, 2 carts.

1800 Land Tax.
Wm Selby Esq: Widow Hillyer 13 8s l0d

1805 Land Tax
Wm Selby Esq: Widow Hillyer 13 8s 10d

1809, 25 March: Northampton Mercury

To be S O L D  by  A U C T I O N,
by JOSEPH DUDLEY,
On Monday the 3d Day of April, 1809, on the Premises of Mr. JONAS JOHNSON, at Red-Hall, in the Parish of Winslow, Bucks.

PART of the LIVE and DEAD STOCK, and other EFFECTS, of the said Mr. JOHNSON, who is leaving the Farm; comprising six useful Dairy Cows, one Nag Horse (rising five Years old), 60 Ewes and Lambs, one Six-inch-wheel Cart, seven Milk-Leads, and seven Hives of Bees. - Also Part of the Household-Furniture, and other Effects.
→ The Sale will begin at Eleven o’Clock, under the usual Conditions.

1810 Land Tax
Wm Selby Esq: Thos Richardson 13 8s 10d

1813 map of Winslow
1813: Redhall farm shown on Ordnance Survey map

1815 Land Tax
Wm Lowndes Selby Esq: Thos Richardson 13 8s 10d

1816 Baptism 5 Jan. Jane dau. Thomas & Ann Richardson Red Hall Farmer

1816, 23 March: Northampton Mercury

Sheep, Dairy Vessels, Household Furniture, &c.
To be SOLD  by  AUCTION,
By SAMUEL DUDLEY,

On Wednesday the 3d Day of April, 1816, on the Premises of Mr. THOS. RICHARDSON, at Red Hall Farm, in the Parish of WINSLOW, Bucks, who is leaving the same;
COMPRISING upwards of 50 Couple of Southdown Ewes and Lambs, capital winnowing Machine, Scuffler, Drill, double and single Ploughs, land Roll and Frame, Sieves, Kneefan, bushel Strike and Shovel, Forks and Rakes, draining Tackle, odd Harness, working Tools, long Ladder, two short Ditto, sheep and cow Cribs, pig Troughs, hen Pens, Carpenters’ Bench and Vice, Saw, and Ash Timber, about 4,000 forge Fagots, and a Quantity of fire Wood; dairy Vessels, as 14 milk Leads, cream Cistern, butter Kivers, Scales, Weights, and Trenchers, cream Tins and Pans, four pair milk Buckets and Yokes;  household Furniture, as stump Bedsteads, flock Beds, kitchen and stove Grates, and smoke Jack, four wood Chairs,  dough Trough, 40-gallon Copper, 20-gallon Ditto, oven Lid and Frame, four large sweet iron-bound beer Casks, and smaller Ditto, with numerous other Articles.
The sale will commence at Eleven o’Clock precisely

1820 Land Tax
Wm Lowndes Selby Esq: Willm Judge 13 8s 10d

1825 Land Tax
Wm Lowndes Selby Esq: Wm Judge 13 8s 10d

1828 Land Tax
Wm Lowndes Selby Esq: Wm Judge House & Land 13 8s 10d

1831, 29 Oct: Northampton Mercury

RED HALL FARM, WINSLOW, Bucks.
 S. DUDLEY
Respectfully announces, That he is instructed to SELL  BY  AUCTION,
In the Early Part of November next, the Entire and
VALUABLE FARMING STOCK,
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS,
Dairy Vessels,  and Effects, on the premises of
THE LATE MR. JUDGE
(By order of the Executors.) – Particulars next week.

1831, 5 Nov: Northampton Mercury

RED HALL FARM, WINSLOW, Bucks.
To be SOLD by AUCTION,
By S. Dudley,

On  Monday and Tuesday, the 14th and 15th November, 1831, on the premises of the late Mr. JUDGE, at SHIPTON, in the parish of WINSLOW (by order of the Executors),
THE entire and valuable FARMING STOCK; comprising 37 useful dairy cows, heifers, sturks, and bull;  eight cart horses and mares; 34 in-lamb Leicester ewes, 17 shearhogs, 23 tegs, 17 fat ewes, and one ram;  six fat pigs, six porkets, gander, and two geese;  rick of beans, hovel of ditto, 130 acres of sound keeping, nine acres of turnips, 90 tons of hay, 80 fleeces of long wool, stout narrow-wheel wagon, two six inch-wheel carts, two narrow-wheel ditto, two ploughs, two pair of harrows, drag harrow, six-stone staddle, six post ditto, cart hovel, ladders, sheep and pig troughs, seven sets of horse harness, saddles and bridles, barn tackle in general, chaff-box, wheelbarrow, grindstone, forks, rakes, and working tools, 14 milk leads, double cream cistern, kivers, cream tins, nine milk buckets, four yokes, scales and weights;  also, several lots of Household Furniture, quantity of pewter, brewing utensils, ale casks, coppers, and various other effects.
The whole will be expressed in catalogues, and may be had at the Inns in the Neighbourhood; Place of Sale; and at the Auctioneer’s Office, Winslow.
The Sale will commence each morning at Half-past Ten o’clock precisely.
Order of Sale :- Implements, Cows, Heifers and Sturks, Bull, Horses, Hay, Turnips, and Keeping, on the 1st day; Dairy Vessels, Sheep, Pigs, Geese, Brewing Utensils, and Household Furniture, on the second day.

1832 Land Tax
Wm Lowndes Selby Esq: John Brise House & Land 13 8s 10d

1833 Baptism 16 June
Margaret Helen dau. John & Elizabeth Brise, Winslow, Farmer

1834 Baptism 10 July
Mary Henrietta dau. John & Elizabeth Brise, Winslow, Farmer

1836 Baptism 25 May
Mary Barbara dau. John & Elizabeth Brise, Winslow, Farmer

1838 Baptism 6 Feb
John Samuel son John & Elizabeth Brise, Winslow, Farmer

1838 Rate Book
Brice, John: Farm House & Land 3 15s 10d

1839 Baptism 8 Jan
Elizabeth Catherine dau. John & Catherine Elizabeth Brise, Winslow, Farmer

1839: Oxford Chronicle, 30 Nov
Before the same Coroner [J.W. Cowley], at Winslow, on the 13th inst., on view of the body of Mr. John Brise, aged 40, a highly respectable farmer, who came by his death under the following distressing circumstances:- about 12 o’clock on the previous Monday he mounted a spirited horse, for the purpose of breaking him in;  after rearing and plunging for some time, he started off, and proceeded about 50 yards, when one of the stirrup-leathers gave way, and deceased was thrown against a post, which produced a violent concussion of the brain.  Surgical assistance was immediately procured, but every effort proved unavailing, as he died in a state of insensibility a few hours afterwards. – Verdict, “Accidental Death, with a deodand of 1s. on the horse.”  We regret to add the unfortunate deceased has left a widow and five children to deplore their loss;  he was brother to the wife of Mr. Joseph Ivatt, of Aylesbury.

1839: Bucks Herald, 30 Nov

Red Hall Farm, Winslow, BUCKS
To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Dudley & Son,
On WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th, 1839, by direction of the Executors of the late Mr. JOHN BRISE, on the Premises, at the Red Hall Farm;

The Valuable Stock, COMPRISING
250 Half-bred Down and Leicester SHEEP,
20 VALUABLE YOUNG DAIRY COWS, Alderney cow, long-horned bull, 4 stout cart horses and mares, useful bay hackney, handsome brown nag horse, (by OTHO), six fat porkets, 8 store pigs.

80 Tons of Hay and Clover, (PART TO GO OFF,)
SEVERAL RICKS OF WHEAT, BARLEY, BEANS, AND PEAS,
140 ACRES of very SOUND KEEPING till the 25th of March next, 10 acres of Sweed [sic] turnips, &c. &c.

The usual credit will be given for the hay, corn, and keeping. The purchasers of the hay and corn will be accommodated with the yards, barns, and cow-houses for thrashing and spending the same.

The Sale will commence at Ten o’clock. Catalogues will be prepared, and may be had at the Inns in the Neighbourhood, and at Messrs. Dudley & Son’s Office, Winslow. The farming implements, dairy vessels, &., will be sold on a future day.

1839: Bucks Herald, 14 Dec
ALL Persons who have any Claim or Demand against the Estate and Effects of Mr. JOHN BRISE, the elder, late of Swanbourne, Bucks, Dairyman, or of his Son, Mr. JOHN BRISE, the younger, late of Red Hall, in the Parish of Winslow, Bucks, Dairyman, respectively, deceased, are requested to deliver particulars thereof, and of the securities, if any, which they hold for the same, to Mr. JOHN MORECRAFT, of Winslow, aforesaid, the surviving Executor of the said John Brise, the elder, or to us as his Solicitors, within a month from the date hereof, in order that the same may be examined, and, if correct, discharged.
And all Persons who stood indebted to either of the said deceased at the time of his death, are required to pay the amount of their respective debts to Mr. Morecraft, or us, within the above period.
WILLIS AND SON.
Winslow, 10th December, 1839.

1841: Census, Red Hall Farm

John Woodward 25 Farmer b. in county
Ann do 20   b. in county
Eliza do 15   b. in county
George Anstee 20 male servant b. in county

1848 Directory
Woodward, John, Farmer, Shipton

1851: Census, Red Hall Farm

John Woodward Head unm 39 Farmer of 193 acres employing 7 labourers b. Drayton Parslow
Ann do Sister unm 36 House keeper b. Swanbourne
Charles Alderman Servant unm 17 Agricultural servant b. Swanbourne
Mary Hadland Servant unm 16 House servant b. Ardley, Oxon
David Henry Servant unm 44 Agricultural labourer b. Swinsford, Mayo

1861: Census, Red Hall

John Woodward Head unm 49 Farmer of 185 acres employing 4 labourers & 3 boys b. Drayton Parslow
Ann do Sister unm 45 Housekeeper b. Swanbourne
Sarah Cater Servant unm 19 Dairymaid b. Charndon

1871: Census, Red Hall

John Woodward Head unm 59 Farmer of 172 acres employing 6 men & 2 boys b. Drayton Parslow
Ann do Sister unm 55 Housekeeper b. Swanbourne
Ellen Watson - unm 17 General servant domestic b. Water Stratford


1879 Death of John Woodward, 28 Feb.
Property left to brothers Francis and Thomas.

1881: Census, Shipton

Thomas Woodward Head mar 61 Farmer of 160 acres employing 4 men & 1 boy b. Swanbourne
Martha do Wife do 52   b. Shenley
Sarah Ann do Dau unm 15 Scholar b. Mursley
Ann do Sister unm 65 Dairy maid b. Swanbourne
Ann M. Beckett Servant unm 14 Farm servant b. Steeple Claydon


Centre for Bucks Studies D/WIG/2/1/16 (Nov 1886-April 1887): valuation of Red Hall Farm (Woodward to Dancer)

1890 Death of Francis Woodward, 26 Feb.

1891: Census, Red Hall Farm

Frederick W. Dancer Head mar 30 Farmer b. Granborough
Rose H. do Wife mar 29   b. Buckingham
Phoebe Pittam Servant single 18 General domestic servant b. Helmdon, Northants

1891 Directory. Dancer, Frederick William, Farmer, Red Hall Farm.

1893 Death of Thomas Woodward, 10 March.

Centre for Bucks Studies D/WIG/2/1/28 (Nov 1894-Aug 1895): valuation (Dancer to George)

Red Hall Farm in 1897 sale catalogue
1897 sale catalogue (click for larger version)

1897 Sale of Winslow Hall Estate. Red Hall Farm, 135 acres, in occupation of Silvanus Jones. Sold to Mr G R Greaves 4,000 (see right)

1901: Census, Red Hall Farm

William C. Cowell Head mar 44 Farmer b. Beckingham, Essex
Sarah do Wife mar 45   b. Wardley, Rutland
Mary E. do Dau   14   b. Nash
Henry do Son   12   do
Lucy do Dau   11   do
John G. do Son   8   do
William C. do Son   7   do
Emma R. do Dau   4   do



1902: Bucks Herald, 12 April.
Sale of stock and furniture of Mr W C Cowell, Red Hall Farm, who is leaving the district.

Centre for Bucks Studies D/WIG/2/1/48 (Oct 1907 - April 1908): valuation (William Pitt to E.A. Illing)

1911: Census, Red Hall Farm (7 rooms)

Norman Phillips Head mar 67 Farm labourer b. Adstock
Ellen Phillips Wife mar 56 married 16 years, no children b. Hitchin

1920 Directory
Illing, Ebenezer Alfred, grocer Horn Street and Farmer, Red Hall

Centre for Bucks Studies D/WIG/2/1/71 (Dec 1919 - May 1920): valuation of fixtures (E.A. Illing to Capt. Lambton)

D/WIG/2/1/88 (Nov 1926 - March 1927): valuation of tenant right at Redhall Farm and Roddimore, Capt. Lambton to H.G. Beckett

1939 Directory
Beckett, Herbert Gaius, Farmer, Red Hall.

1953 Telephone Directory
Beckett, H. G, Red Hall Farm.

1961 Telephone Directory. May, John, Red Hall Farm

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