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Little Johns (Ilford)

Locality
Coordinates 51.564722222222, 0.085555555555556
Adm. div. Essex, now Greater London
Vicinity S. of Vicarage Lane, N. of Jaffe Road
Type Area
Interest Robin Hood name
Status Defunct
First Record 1844
A.k.a. Little John's
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The site of the Little Johns.
The two adjacent areas outlined in red were once the Little Johns, those in yellow the Great Johns / Google Earth Street View.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-02-17. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-07-16.

Two adjacent plots of land south of present Vicarage Lane and Jaffe Road in Ilford, just north of the railroad tracks, were known as the Little Johns according to the 1844 tithe award of the civil parish of Barking. Their combined area was 18312.03 m2. Their owner/occupier was a John Philpot, their state of cultivation is listed as "Arable".[1] The two closes together formed a rectangle with its long side oriented west–east. The field immediately west of the Little Johns, also owned by John Philpot, was a rectangle with its long side oriented north–south that was bisected by the railroad tracks, its two parts being known collectively as the Great Johns.[2] The rough contours of the closes are drawn in on one of the maps below, those of the Little Johns in red, those of the Great Johns in yellow. A Robinhood Meadow existed just c. 500 m to the southwest.

The two pieces are listed in the tithe award as "Part of Little Johns" (eastern piece) and "Part of Little John's" (western piece). The Great Johns are listed as "Great John's" and "Part of Great John's" in 1844, but a later apportionment, dated 1922, refers to one of them as "Part of Great Johns".

Gazetteers

MS sources

  • Tithe award for Barking, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 020, Image 098 (requires paid subscription)
  • Tithe award for Barking, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 020, Image 099 (requires paid subscription)
  • Accompanying map, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 20, Sub-Image 001 (requires paid subscription).

Maps

Maps of the area; the Little Johns not labelled.

Background

MSS

  • Tithe award for Barking, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 020, Image 098 (requires paid subscription)
  • Tithe award for Barking, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 020, Image 232 (requires paid subscription).

Web

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Notes

  1. Tithe award for Barking, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 020, Image 098, Nos. 1623 and 1623 a (requires paid subscription); Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 020, Image 099 (requires paid subscription).
  2. Tithe award for Barking, online at the Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 020, Image 098, Nos. 1621, 1622 (requires paid subscription); also see Genealogist.co.uk, Piece 12, Sub-Piece 020, Image 232 (dated 1922) (requires paid subscription).