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Auction of Warren Cottages, Handcross
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Auction of Warren Cottages, Handcross

The auction of Handcross Park and various other properties in Handcross took place in London on 25th July, 1905 by order of the Estate of John Warren, Snr. Included were the 14 residences of Warren Cottages in 7 lots, each comprising two cottages. Click on Open Document to view the section of the catalogue dealing with Nos. 1 and 2 Warren Cottages. The other six lots were described identically except that the land area varied and, of course, each had different tenants.
The tenants, each paying 5 shillings per week or £13 0s 0d per annum, were 1. F. Leggatt, 2. E. Gasson, 3. F. Rice, 4. A. Burtenshaw, 5. G. Clevett, 6. Mrs Weller, 7. J. Sayers, 8. E. Stringer, 9. G. Wheatland, 10. G. Boniface, 11. C. Boniface, 12. F. Pickett, 13. Mrs Stevens, 14. G. Flint.
The area of 1 and 2 was 17 perches, 3 and 4 21 perches, and each of the other lots were 20 perches. A perch is 30¼ square yards.
As noted on the catalogue, the seven lots were withdrawn from the auction and the houses were retained by the Warren family.
The photograph from the auction catalogue shows a view of the lots, including, probably, Mrs Leggatt and her Jack Russell terrier, sitting outside No. 1.
A pony and trap are disappearing up the road towards the village centre, and a couple of men are probably wondering what the photographer is up to.
The Royal Oak still has its front garden and path leading up to the front door, but, in common with many other pubs, the frontage would soon be converted into a car park.
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Picture added on 29 April 2013 at 12:45
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I'm wondering if the Bonifaces are ancestors of mine.
Do we know what the G and C stand for?
Added by Karen Stroud (née Lane) on 31 July 2017
Karen, the Boniface neighbours were George and Charles. Click on Open Document to view three census returns I have added.
The first is for 1901 and the other two are for 1911. George is described as a carpenter's labourer in 1901 and a general labourer in 1911. Charles worked as a shepherd in 1901 and a waggoner on farm in 1911.
I note that on Ancestry other descendants of George have added the family tree, going back in a direct line to Henry Boniface (1585-1615) and his wife, Judith Holden (1588- ? ).
It follows that Henry was born during the reign of the first Queen Elizabeth!
Added by Barry Ray on 01 August 2017
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