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The Booths

Although there are Booth marriages recorded in Coddington Church records in the late 17th century we don't know if these people were related to the family that lived in The Homestead in the 19th century.

Farmers Messrs W & W Booth

In 1832 Messrs W & W Booth were listed as farmers and in the 1844 trade directory their names are revealed as William and William Richmond.

The 1841 Census records the family (all born in Nottinghamshire) William Booth, farmer aged ~45, his wife Elizabeth Booth, aged~ 45, their children Isabella Booth, aged ~20, Ann Booth, aged 15, Stephen Booth aged 14, Joseph Booth aged 9. Also in the household were William Richman a farmer aged 60, servant Richard Carter aged 20, and Thomas Padgett aged 15. The girls both married in Coddington Church: Isabella Booth married William Watson on 08/12/1842 and Ann Booth married William Rawding on 19/10/1843.

In the 1851 Census farmer William Booth?s household included his son, an elderly visitor from Lincs, a 4 year old from Balderton, and also lodger the curate Rev Lawrence J Parsons, from Mansfield.  In an 1857 Trade Directory a Stephen Booth is listed as a butcher.

Joseph Booth

By 1861 Census William Booth had died, possibly in 1852 when a will is recorded - since his widow Eliza Booth is living (household 76) with her son Joseph (head, farmer of 38 acres aged 26), servant Elizabeth Swinburn aged 13, and also lodging the curate Rev Cooper Lewty (Ref Victorian School Book).

This is probably the Homestead (and local historian Rolf Vernon believed it was) but it is impossible to be certain only from the Census survey. (Note: The 1861 Coddington Census only identifies four households (the three pubs and Beaconfield House) - no street names are given. We can only deduce who is living on Balderton Lane by how close they are in the list to the households well fixed on the Lane:

102 occupied by William Lee the Miller

104 Hill Farm occupied by Farmer William T D Daybell

113  Mrs Ann Thorpe, independent lady in Coddington House).

Joseph Booth is recorded as a small farmer in 1864 and 1869 but not in 1872.

The 1871 Census records Joe Booth as a married 37-year old agricultural labourer, living around the Green / Main St (household 52), but no one else was present in his household that night. We do not know if this is the same small farmer Joseph Booth, fallen on hard times.

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In the 1881 Census on Balderton Lane, Lane Joseph Booth aged 47, a labourer is living with his family (all born in Coddington): wife Elizabeth aged 39, children Fred aged 12, Sarah aged 8, Bellar aged 4; and baby Joe 1 week. Nurse Elizabeth Hart aged 50 is present on Census night. In 1884 schoolmaster Chauntry-Hunt  wrote to Farm Labourer Joseph Booth and wife Elizabeth to complain about the poor school attendance of their daughter Isabella aged 9 years. (31 attendances /110 possible). In December 1887 Chauntry Hunt notes in the log book that both Joseph and Annie Booth (both under 10) were frequently absent from school. This Coddington born family seem to leave the village, turning up again in the 1891 census at 2 Long Lane, Barnby ? Joseph Booth farmer aged 58, his wife Elizabeth aged 49, his children Joe aged 10, Ann aged 7 and Elizabeth aged 4, with (son) agricultural labourer Fred Booth aged 22.

Coachman Benjamin Booth

Another (presumably unrelated) Nottinghamshire Booth family were living in the village in 1861. In household 66, Coachman Benjamin Booth aged 46, lived with his wife Harriet aged 42 and children Benjamin (an agricultural labourer aged 16), Harriet aged 12 and baby Arthur aged 4 months. In the 1871 Census, widow Harriet Booth aged 52, a laundress and widow born in Arnold still lived on Church Lane (66) with her Coddington-born sons William R aged 13 and Arthur aged 10.

Grocers and Inn Keepers at the Globe

Trade directories show there were other young Booths working as grocers/butchers/beer retailers in the village in the 1840s, who may have been relatives of the Homestead farmers. Short-lived grocer John Booth was head of a small household aged 20 (himself and George Booth aged 12) in 1841. In 1844 John married Eliza Dixon, who by 1853 had taken over his butcher, beer retailer and shopkeeper business.

On 15/11/1857 Mrs Eliza Booth (who was born in Bleasby) remarried Gervaise Footitt (born in Home, Lincoln) in Coddington Church, who in the 1861 Census is recorded as aged 34, the Globe Tavern  publican and farmer of 20 acres. Eliza aged 44 had brought with her children William aged 15, Eliza aged 13 and George aged 10 and has a new baby Mary Footitt aged 1.

Gervaise perhaps had some accident or developed an infirmity, because the 1871 census records him as ?an imbecile? and he died aged 44 on 23.11.1873. Eliza and George are not present at the Globe on Census night 1871 - but William Booth aged 26 is a bricklayer and his half-sister Mary E is aged 11 are. In 1881 at the Globe Eliza Footit, beerhouse keeper aged 64 is still head of household, but trade directories (1879) describe her son as the proprietor of the Globe. Her son George Booth aged 30 is now married, wife Elizabeth aged 26 born in Stafford, and their children are Ann aged 4, Eliza aged 2 and Harriet aged 11 months.

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By 1891 Eliza must either have been visiting or have died, because George Booth aged 40 is the Globe innkeeper and grocer.  His wife Elizabeth, aged 37 from Yorall in Staffordshire is recorded as grocer assistant; and their children Annie aged 14, Eliza aged 12 and Harriet aged 10 are all at school. In 1892 Annie Booth was brought in as an additional school monitor in Miss Smithson?s absence. In 1893 Eliza Booth received an attendance prize, and Harriet Booth was never absent from school. Harriet went on in 1895-99 to be a school monitor. In Jan 1898 in influenza outbreak Harriet fell ill and school needlework classes were abandoned until she returned. In 1899, Elizabeth Gomer joined Harriet as a Monitoress of the Infant department ? Elizabeth was to go on to be a long-term teacher at Coddington school.

Eliza Booth married William Henry Leaning at Coddington Church on 14/06/1900. George Booth is recorded as beerhouse/beer retailer and grocer/shopkeeper throughout the 1880s and 1890s, however by the time of the Thorpe Estate Sale in 1918 the Globe Tavern is no longer open and the building forms part of Lot 49 of 6 brick-built cottages, none of which house any Booths.

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William Booth Builder and Farmer

In 1881 Eliza Footit?s son, bricklayer William Booth aged 36, has his own household next to the Globe. His wife Annie aged 27 is from Barnby and his children, all born in Coddington, were Harry aged 5, John Taylor aged 4, Amy Helen aged 1 and new baby Frank aged 1 month. Their younger children were all baptised at Coddington Methodist Chapel ? Amy Ellen in 1879, Frank in 1881, Ernest in 1885, George in 1887 and in 1889 Alice Ann (though her mothers name is recorded as Hannah Rebecca).

In 1891 William Booth, aged 46 farmer and bricklayer/builder was still living on Balderton Lane next to Folly House with wife Ann aged 38, family. Harry aged 16 was a bricklayer?s apprentice, and Taylor aged 13, Nelly aged 11, Frank aged 10, Ernest aged 6, George aged 4, and young Alice (?) aged 2. They had a male farm servant aged 14, and a female domestic aged 14 whose surname is Booth (from Coddington Census difficult to read).

Harry Booth and his wife Sarah Ann were later buried in Coddington churchyard, though Sarah outlived her husband by more than 50 years. Harry Booth born 1876, died aged 42 on 14.11.1918; Mrs Sarah Ann Booth born 1881, died aged 91 on 22.1.1972.

According to trade directories William continued to farm up to 1916, and in 1912 John Taylor Booth and in 1916 Ernest Booth were also described as farmers.

The Booths and The 1918 Estate Sale

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William Booth, born ~1845 died aged 73 on 23.4.1918, and was buried in Coddington graveyard.  At the time of the Thorpe Estate Sale (2nd Oct 1918) William Booth was still listed as the tenant of three of the Lots, but at the auction sale none of them were bought by his sons:

Smallholding Lot 15 ? 3a 0r 20p, bought by Messrs Tallents & Co. for ?480

Arable land Lot 21 ? 23a 0r 15p, bought by Mr A Ball for ?200

Accomodation pasture Lot 22 ? 7a 0r 15p, bought by Mr W Black for ?410.

Lot 15:

A convenient small holding (coloured pink on the plan) situated in the Parish of Coddington, on the East side of the Balderton Lane, having a total area of 3a 0r 20p, viz.

246 pasture ?Gravel Pit? or ?Town End? or ?Crab Tree Close?. 2.462a

247 House, buildings etc 0.662a

Total 3.124a

The house is brick-built and tiled and contains ? 2 sitting rooms, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, scullery, cellar

The buildings comprise ? coal house, wash house, cart horse stable for 6 with mixing place at end, crew yard with 2-bay shelter, barn with loft, cow house for 4, lean-to trap shed, large implement shed with corrugated roof.

Lot 21:

Two closes of arable land (coloured mauve on plan) situated in Coddington and Newark, south of the Newark Road, having a total area of 23a 0r 15p

211 Arable, ?wheat or Stonepit Close? ? Coddington 11.804a

258 Arable, ?Stonepit Fields? or ?Hills and Holes? 11.288a

Total 23.092a

No 258 is in the possession of the Military Authorities. On 12th November 1915 the vendors applied to the Defence of the Realm Losses Royal Commission for rent of 11a 1r 6p at 23s per acre per annum, the Military authorities paying the local rates, and gave notice of intention to make a further claim for damage to the freehold and fences. The vendors are receiving payment of rent in accordance with their application. The field is sold subject thereto and with the benefit thereof. Commuted Tithe, ?2 10s out of no 258.

Lot 22:

A close of accommodation pasture land (coloured yellow on plan) situated on the south of the Newark Road in the Parish of Coddington, having an area of about 7a 0r 15p

This lot is sold subject to a right of road for all purposes over and through the existing road and gateway to and from the Newark Road for lot 57.

We lose track of William?s sons Frank, Ernest and George and daughter Alice Ann after 1916. Meanwhile William?s widow Mrs Anne Rebecca remained a tenant at The Homestead, which like many lots in the Estate sale, changed hands again soon in the early 1920s. The Homestead had been bought by Charles Robinson Daybell circa 1919, with Mrs Booth remaining a tenant on very favourable terms. Several of Mrs Booth?s sons were in the navy, and used to help her when on leave.

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A new family move into the Homestead.

Mrs Anne Rebecca Booth (born ~1853) stayed at the Homestead until she died aged 77 on 17.8.1930 and was buried with her husband in Coddington churchyard.

The house stayed empty for a while, and Edward Charles Patchett Daybell was preparing to move into Manor farm with his future bride when a banking crisis at Smiths upset their plans. Charles Robinson Daybell?s mortgage on Hill Farm was called in and Manor Farm had to be sold to raise the capital. Edward and his new bride moved into the Homestead, where they raised a family some of whom still live at the Homestead.