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Bullivant's Farm, Shearsby

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Date: 1817 [unknown]
Location: Shearsby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdommap
Surnames/tags: Bullivant Walker
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On 16 Jun 1817 a 'valuable flock of sheep, barren cows, oxen, steers, stark heifers, draught horses and grass keeping came up for auction on a farm in Shearsby. The farm had been occupied by Mr. Bullivant, who was then 'declining part in the grazing business'. The farm included tenancy of 90 acres of grass [1].

In August 1841 the tenancy of Bullivant's Farm was advertised in the Leicester Herald as its then occupier Mrs Walker (widow) had been given notice to quit. The farm consisted of a good-sized substantial brick-built farm house with out buildings and 10 closes, 9 of these rich, good grazing land, in a high state of cultivation and 1 arable field [2].

At that time the owner of the land was Richard Parry of Hadlam Ware, Herts through which he gained voting rights in Leicestershire in the 1841 election [3]


  1. Northampton Mercury 07 June 1817. p.3. [online] https://search.findmypast.co.uk/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000317%2f18170607%2f024&stringtohighlight=shearsby Accessed 17 Jan 2022
  2. Leicester Herald 14 August 1841, p1.
  3. "1841: Shearsby" Ancestry.com. UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2410&h=6767325 Accessed 29 Jan 2022.

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