Beggars Bush: A Perambulation through the Disciplines of History, Geography, Archaeology, Literature, Philology, Natural History, Botany, Biography & Beggary

Wootten Wawen, Warwickshire Beggars Bush Piece 1843

Tithe Survey Plot Number 974, in the Parish of Wootton Wawen, Coventry Diocese.

7 Acres, 0 Roods, 24 Perches.

State of Cultivation, Arable.

Landowner Sir Edward Joseph Smythe, Bart.

Occupier, Mrs Mary Middleton.

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Stretton Baskerville, Warwickshire Beggars Bush 1852

Tithe Survey:

Plot Number 15, in the  Parish of Stretton Baskerville, Coventry Diocese

5 Acres, 0 Roods, 17 Perches

State of Cultivation, Arable

Landowner John Huskisson

Occupier William Powers

Source

CR0569/230


 

 

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Wombourne, Staffordshire Beggars Bush Lane 1841

Beggars Bush Lane runs off the A449 Stourbridge Road, The name is recorded in the 1841 Census and also as Beggars Bush Lodge, Himley Park, which was a gatehouse for Himley Hall. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bearley, Warwickshire Beggars Bush 1891

1891 Census Return, RG12/2479 for Bearley District, Bearley Parish, records at 139, Whitley Beggars Bush, with Samuel Shervington, Head, aged 64, a Farm Labourer, with a housekeeper and at 140, Beggars Bush,  with Clement Weetman, Head, age 68, an Agricultural Labourer, with his wife, and adult son. Assuming the census taker is proceeding sequentially the location appears to be between Preston Green and Whitley House, along or near the Warwick Road east of Henley-in-Arden. Read the rest of this entry »

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Baginton, Warwickshire Beggars Bush 1841

The Tithe Survey includes Plot Number 21 in the Parish of Baginton, Coventry.
Area : 9 Acres, 1 Rood, 20 Perches).
State of Cultivation : not given.
Landowner : Revd Walter Davenport Bromley.
Occupier : Thomas Newbold.

Source

Warwickshire Record Office CR0569/15

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Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire Beggars Bushe 1615

This is an unusual entry as it refers to an actual bush. It doesn’t refer to any beggars. Inevitably, this being Stratford upon Avon, William Shakespeare must be mentioned. He didn’t use ‘beggars bush’ as a literary phrase, although he does refer to being “married under a bush, like a beggar” in As You Like It (Act III, Scene 3). However, he may have known this actual bush.
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Posted: March 19th, 2011 | Filed under: Places | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


Oscott, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire Beggars Bush 1821

The Beggars Bush Inn stands at a crossroads on a main road and there is still a bush. However, neither are the originals, and the name has been applied to several other places, pubs & bushes in the area. It is probably impossible now to fix the original location. It also has a naming story, which cannot be verified. If nothing else the history shows the popularity of the name, and how it can become attached to local features.
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Posted: March 13th, 2011 | Filed under: Places | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »