Cumming’s Garden

From time to time the name Cummings crops up on this blog and here it is again, courtesy of a plot of land which was owned, in 1840, by the Right Hon. William Pleydell, Earl and in the possession of Thomas Fowle as shown on the tithe apportionment document.

Land owner and occupier

Land owner and occupier

The plot of land, along with others is listed below this.

These plots include Cumming's Garden

These plots include Cumming’s Garden

There we can see that plot 229 was known as Cumming’s Garden and it was just that = garden. The 229 refers to a numbered area on the tithe map so we can identify just where it was.

Plot 229 on the tithe map

Plot 229 on the tithe map

There we have plot 229 close by a house, but a little bit of large scale map like that doesn’t help much. So let’s zoom out.

A larger area to identify the location

A larger area to identify the location

The route going roughly North – South on the left of the map is what we now call Ledge Hill. The roughly East – West route is Kings Road it is crossed by what is now just a footpath known as Windmill Lane. The house we see is The Cherry Orchard – still there, but much enlarged.

Zooming out further we can see High Street and Church Street at the bottom of the map. Cherry Orchard is still visible near the top.

Cumming's Garden in relation to the centre of Market Lavington

Cumming’s Garden in relation to the centre of Market Lavington

What this doesn’t answer is who Cummings was. Maybe somebody out there can help. This is one of those occasions where the loss of our 1841 census really hurts us.

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12 Responses to “Cumming’s Garden”

  1. Christine Chaffey Says:

    Maybe it was one of my Cummings ancestors.

  2. Zoe Walden Says:

    My ancestor William Cummings, was living on North Brook in the 1851 census, he would have been about 20 years old in 1841, so this could be referring to him, or possibly his brother, Job Cummings. Their father James died in 1836, he had 4 sons but William and Job were the only ones who would have been alive in 1841.

    • Christine chaffey Says:

      Hi Zoe William Cummings was my gt gt gt grandfather. We must be related.

      • Zoe Walden Says:

        Oh wow really? he was for me too! His daughter, Kate Cummings, was my great-great grandmother!

      • Christine chaffey Says:

        Really? B 1872? My gt gt grandmother was Mary Ann, b about 1850. My ancestor was William`s first wife, Elizabeth (Draper). I think yours was his second wife, Susanna Hopkins. Didn`t he have a lot of children? 17 at the last count, I believe, and all in a 2 up, 2 down cottage, lol.

      • Zoe Walden Says:

        Yes that sounds about right! and yes, Kate’s mother was Susanna. wow that does sound a bit crowded, although sadly William (William and Eleanor’s youngest son) Kate and her younger sister Martha were sent to the workhouse after the death of their father.

      • Christine chaffey Says:

        I know, I saw that on the census. Such a shame. My Mary went to London with her sister, Hannah, and married there. Her husband died 10 years later and she remarried then moved to Staffordshire, if I remember rightly.

      • marketlavingtonmuseum Says:

        What a lovely exchange of messages. It looks as though we have done a bit of genes reunited!

        I can email both of you with the email address of the other if you’d like me too.

        Rog

        Curator

      • marketlavingtonmuseum Says:

        What a lovely exchange of messages. It looks as though we have done a bit of genes reunited!

        I can email both of you with the email address of the other if you’d like me too.

        Rog

        Curator

  3. Zoe Walden Says:

    That would be nice, I always love hearing from family!

  4. Christine chaffey Says:

    Thanks Rog, that would be nice as I don`t have any contact with any Cummings relations. That`s very kind to you. Many thanks.

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