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From: "Robin Holley" <>
Subject: Re: What is a Farm Baliff
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 20:40:45 -0000
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The Following is taken from the Directories of Wiltshire,
1848 John Holloway was a Farmer in Sedgehill in Wiltshire.
1889 Samuel Holloway was a Farm Bailiff for Lord Arundell at Hazeldon
Farm, Warbour near Salisbury in Wiltshire.
1889 Thomas Holloway was a Farm Bailiff for Sir F. Bathurst at Whiteparish
near Salisbury in Wiltshire.
I did notice in the 1851 census for Sedgehill there was a family of
John head age 47 born Warningcamp Sussex
Ann daughter age 20 born Shroton in Dorset
John son age 16 born Sedgehill
William son age 14 born Sedgehill
Thomas son age 9 born Sedgehill
George son age 7 born Sedgehill
Martha his mother age 71 born Donhead St. Andrews.
No sign of John Wife ?.
----- Original Message -----
From: Wayne Hunt <>
To: Robin Holley <>
Sent: 27 January 2001 21:34
Subject: Re: What is a Farm Bailiff
> Hi Robin,
> Thanks so much for the reply and the additional information. Do you
> know whether the WRO or Kelly's Directories would indicate whose farm
> they were managing?
> Robin Holley wrote:
> > Dear Susan,
> > It was quite common for Land Owners with (large estates) to
> > employ a Farm Bailiff, .
> > He would have been the agent of the Lord of the manor or the
> > landholder's steward.
> > A Farm Bailiff is now called the Estate or Farm manager.
> > Lists of some of these Farm Bailiffs can be found at the Wiltshire
> > Record Office and are also printed in Kelly's Directories.
> > Robin
> > The Wiltshire Emigration Database
> > Calne, Wiltshire, England.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Wayne Hunt <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: 27 January 2001 20:26
> > Subject: What is a Farm Bailiff
> > > Thanks to "EW" I have located my Holloways in Sedgehill and they are
> > > listed as farmers. By 1881, members of this family are listed as Farm
> > > Bailiffs. I have always thought of a Bailiff as someone who
> > > re-possesses or sells land/farms for non-payment of a loan so I was
> > > surprised to see this occupation defined on another list as a person
> > > runs a farm for a Company or Organization. Has anyone else come
> > > this definition? What kind of Company or Organization would a Farm
> > > Bailiff work for in the mid to late 1800's? Appreciate any comments.
> > > Regards,
> > > Susan Casey
> > > Bridgewater, NS
> > >
> > >
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