Hollybush Cottage

Hollybush Cottage – 745 on the 1841 Tithe Map.

One acre and 27 perches. I know very little about Hollybush Cottage. There is a lease dated 1773 to Walter Williams for the lives of Walter Mathews aged 11, Joan Williams aged 14 and Sarah Williams aged 11.

On the 1891 census William Bevan aged 57, a farm labourer, was living there with his wife Elizabeth aged 61, they were both born in Glascoed. William died in 1896 and his wife Elizabeth then went to live in Mamhilad.

A memo dated 1910 says the owner is the Earl of Abergavenny, the property is holding 3 acres, the gross value is £5 10s and the rateable value is £4 15s

William Weeks is at Hollybush on the 1911 census, he is aged 68, a loco engine driver. Living with him is Elizabeth Ann Weeks aged 39 his daughter.

In 1920 the Earl of Abergavenny sold many of his properties, Hollybush being one of them. William Weeks the present occupier purchased it for £180. At the time of sale the rent was £6, tithe 10d and land tax 3s.


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