Beyond Yesterday – A History of Fenstanton

“Beyond Yesterday A History of Fenstanton” –  by Jack Dady
available as an eBook or in hard cover form.

Jack Dady - Beyond Yesterday

A potted history of the small village of Fenstanton in former Huntingdonshire – the birthplace of John Howland and final resting place of Lancelot “Capability” Brown. A study which can applied generically to illustrate the historical development of most small parishes throughout England.

Copies of the book are available locally, price £10 –  please telephone 469300 or contact by email for more details.

The production and printing of this book was wholly subsidised and it is being sold at cost. This is a not-for-profit exercise where all proceeds from the sale will be distributed to worthy Fenstanton charities and institutions.

Unfortunately rising postal charges have forced a price increase to cover these additional costs. Although the book is sold at cost [and not the RRP of £18.90] the price of postage is deterring some potential purchasers so an ebook alternative is available.

eBook Version:, the book is now available as a downloadable, suitable for reading on a Kindle, PC/laptop etc.         Price £7.99.

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Hard Cover version:

ISBN: 1 903924 05 7
Size: 15.5 cm x 22 cm
Binding: 164 pages in hardback

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CONTENTS

HISTORY – Earliest Settlements – Prehistoric – Roman – The Dark Ages – The Anglo-Saxons – Fenstanton’s Boundary – The Danes – The English – Feudal Manor (1066-1485) – Domesday Book – Lord of the Manor – Courts – Life on the Manor – Fenstanton Fair – The Church – Fenstanton and its Neighbours – Farming And Land Tenure – Survey of Fenstanton 1582 – Land Tenure – Agriculture – Common Land – Enclosures – Enclosures: The 1810 Award – Summary of the Award – Public Drains and Watercourses – Road Repair – Elizabeth I – Elizabeth II – The Village Administration – The Spanish Armada – Visit of Queen Elizabeth – Richard Cox – The Civil War and the Commonwealth – The Poor – The Workhouse – The Parish Constable – Roads – The River – Bygone Posts – Education – Public Services – Water – Street lighting – Post – Bus Service – Parish Council – Lords of Fenstanton – de Gants – Segraves/Norfolks /Berkeleys – Division Of The Mowbray Estates – Spencer Comptons – Earls of Northampton – The Browns – Chantry of St.Mary’s, Fenstanton  Burial

CHURCH, CHAPEL, CHARITY – Church of England – Chapel – Rectors & Vicars of Fenstanton – Advowson – Particular Baptists – Henry Denne – Particular Baptist Church – Baptists and Congregationalists – Congregational Ministers – Methodists – Dissenters and the Law – – Charity – Ecclesiastical – Ingle Bequest. – The Town Estates – Joseph Ellis Foundation – Davison Grave Fund – Coote Scholarship Trust – Obsolete Charities

PEOPLE – John Howland – Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown – The Behagg Family – Alfred Behagg – Ashley Michael Behagg – The Jacob family – Ron Jacob – Tobias Hardmeat – George Burgess – Rev. George Herbert- Frewer, M.A. – Frank Bond – Thomas Coote – Peter Cowling – Captain Daintree – John Earl – John Hammond – Pet Lilley – Gerty Peet – Jimmy and Gussy Samson – The Wright Ingles – Siddy & Limmy

HAPPY DAYS – Fenstanton Feast – May Day – Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, 1887 – Sports and Flowers

THE LIVING VILLAGE – The Parish Church – The Pubs – The Literary Institute – The Church Centre – The Village Hall – Village Greens – Population – Social Change – Millennium Emblem – Stained Glass Window – Village Sign – The Time Capsule contains – Millennium Celebration 31st December 1999 – The Millennium Hedge Project – Millennium Feast Week – Fenstanton County Primary School – Head teachers – The Fenstanton Witch

FOOTPATHS – Public Roads – Public Footpaths – Private Roads – Additions under the 1949 Act

APPENDICES

Trade Directories.
Pigot & Co’s Directory, 1830
Kelly’s Directory, 1851
Craven’s Directory of Huntingdonshire, 1855
Post Office Directory, 1869
Kelly’s Directory 1885
Kelly’s Directory, 1894
Kelly’s Directory 1910
Kelly’s Directory, 1936
The Will Of Joseph Elles, 1728
Capability Brown’s Insurance Policy
Glossary Of Mediaeval & Historical Terms
English Land Tenure
Early Feudal Tenure (1066-1160)

SURNAMES OF PERSONS IN THE BOOK
A comprehensive index is provided for the benefit of those with a genealogical interest

Abbess | Abbott | Abdulla Fid AI Nasser | Alcombury | Aldous | Alien | Allen | Allison | Allpress | Alpress | Andersen | Archer | Armes | Armin | Arminian | Armon | Arnsby | Ashton | atte Wade | Aughton | Austin | Avery

Baker | Ballard | Bamburgh | Banson | Barber | Barker | Barnes | Barnett | Barney | Bartholemew | Baskett | Bassett | Bath | Bechgaard | Beck | Bee | Beecham | Behagg | Bell | Bence | Bennett | Bentley | Berkeley | Bertryn | Best | Bewicke | Bilson | Bilton | Birkin | Birtchnell | Blackwell | Blaydes | Blemell | Blench | Blomfield | Bloodworth | Bloom | Blunt | Boddy | Bogart | Bon | Bond | Bone | Boness | Bourdillon | Boyd | Boyes | Brain | Brawn | Brett | Brickwood | Britten | Brooke | Brooks | Brown | Brudenell | Buddle | Bullen | Bulling | Bunting | Burch | Burcham | Burgess | Burn-Murdoch | Burton | Bush | Butler | Buttelee | Byrde | Byson

Calbras | Callendar | Calver | Cameron | Campbell | Cannell | Cannon | Carlyle | Carter | Carton | Cartwright | Cash | Cattell | Chamberlain | Chambers | Chandler | Chapman | Child | Chilery | Churchill | Clark | Clarke | Clayton | Clerk | Clifford | Clifton | Clyfford | Cole | Collison | Come | Compton | Conte | Cook | Cooke | Cooper | Coote | Cordell | Cornwell | Coulson | Cowling | Cox | Crane | Cranford | Creswick | Crissell | Crisswell | Cromwell | Crouch | Curtis | Curwen

Dady | Daintree | Danner | Dantry | Darlow | Darnell | Davis | Davison | Dawson | Day | de Bares | de Bisshopeston | de Bisshopston | de Croft | de Dinarn | de Dodenham | de Drayton | de Hellowye | de la Roche | de Loughtone | de Manny | de Mellour | de Montfort | de Mowbray | de Newenham | de Northwode | de Orion | de Overton | de Pecche | de Sadyngton | de Segrave | de Stanton | de Sulingry | de Sulvii | de Thoerm | de Thornton | de Whittleseye | Deacon | Dear | Denne | Deny | Desborough | Dickson | Dilley | Ding | Dixon | do Gand | do Marlow | Doran | Dring | Duhm | Dyson

Eagle | Earl | Eayre | Edwards | Eley | Elkyn | Elles | Ellis | Emerson | Emery

Favell | Felers | Fendick | Fenton | Fiennes | Films | Fitzpiers | Flack | Fletcher | Ford | Fordham | Forster | Fortescue | Foster | Fowler | Fox | Freeman | Freestone | Frend | Frewer | Fuller | Furniss

Gadesby | Gadsby | Gallbally | Galloway | Gardener | Geesom Ethel | Geeson | Geffrey | Gentry | George | German | Gibson | Giddings | Giddins | Gifford | Giles | Girard | Gone | Goodfellow | Goodridge | Grant | Graves | Gray | Greaves | Green | Grey | Grime | Grimes | Guite | Gunnell | Gurry

Hadfield | Hailey | Hall | Hammond | Hand | Harding | Hardmeat | Hardy | Harlin | Harpall | Harradine | Harris | Harrison | Harrow | Harrup | Hart | Hartley | Harve | Hasilden | Haskins | Haspall | Hastings | Hawkesworth | Hawkins | Haylock Watson | Haynes | Hayslop | Hazlitt | Hedge | Hewlett | Hewlins | Hewson | Hexham | Hicks | Hill | Hingley | Hitch | Hobbs | Hobuldod | Hodge | Hodgson | Hodson | Hoge | Hole | Holland | Holley | Holme | Holmes | Hopkins | Horning | Horsley | Howe | Howell | Howland | Hughes | Hunt | Hurl | Hurst | Hutchinson | Hyde

Ibbot | Ibbott | Ingle | Inskip | Isola

Jackson | Jacob | Jaffrey | James | Jarvis | Jeeves | Johnson | Jones | Joyce | Judson

Kelly | Kemmis | Kershaw | Kiddle | Kidman | King | Kingston | Kirby | Kitchen | Knight | Knights

la Zouche | Lacy | Lamb Ingle | Lambert | Lambertt | Lancaster | Land | Langford | Langley | Larder | Large | Latchfield | Laurie | Lawrie | Lee | Legatt | Leslie | Lewis | Lewis ffytche | Leycester | Lightfoot | Lilley | Lincoln | Lindsey | Lingey | Lingwood | Lipton | Littlestone | Long | Longfellow | Longley | Lovell | Lowry | Luff

MacDonald | Maiden | Maile | Makeham | Male | Mann | Mansfield | Mareschall | Margetts | Marsden | Marsh | Marshall | Marten | Martin | Martyr | Mason | Matthews | May | McIllhagga | Mead | Mence | Metcalfe | Mill | Millard | Milton | Mitchell | Mitham | Mobbs | Molt | Moore | Morecambe | Morgan | Morley | Morrice | Mott | Mottram | Moulds | Mowbray | Mowforth | Munns | Murren | Mustill

Newman | Newsome | Nicholas | Nichols | Nicholson | Nixon | Noble | Norris | Norton

Oakett | Odams | Odharns | Offley | Okested | Oldman | Onions | Orage

Page | Painting | Palgrave | Pallinder | Palmer | Papworth | Parker | Parnell | Parry | Part | Patnnell | Peek | Peet | Peggs | Penton Tilbury | Perceval | Peverell | Phillip | Phillips | Piggolt | Pitfield | Pithers | Plomer | Pmh | Pole | Porter | Potter | Powney | Prentice | Prior | Pulley | Pumfrey | Pygot

Quartos | Quemby | Quick

Radford | Raikes | Randal | Randall | Randyll | Rarvier | Ratcliffe | Redgrave | Reed | Reid | Renande | Rhodes | Rich | Richards | Rignall | Roberts | Robinson | Rochester | Rogerty | Rolls | Romna | Rook | Roosevelt | Roots | Rose | Royds | Royston | Russyngton

Saint | Sampson | Samson | Sanderson | Sandifer | Sansom | Saunders | Scand | Scoffield | Seagrave | Segravc | Segrave | Selby | Semple | Sewell | Shellabear | Sibley | Simcottes | Simmonds | Skeats | Skeftlying | Skinner | Smith | Sneath | Sneth de Aston | Snitch | Sparrow | Spencer | Spendlove | Springben | Stedlad | Stewart | Stilleborn | Stoning | Stow | Stratton | Stringer | Stroud | Stylbaine | Sullivan | Swain | Sweeting

Tack | Tamworth | Tattersal | Tebbutt | Telford | Terry | Thicknesse | Thirlby | Thompson | Thorley | Thorn | Thorp | Thorpe | Tilbury | Tilley | Titmarsh | Tolles | Tolliday | Tomy | Topper | Toseland | Townsend | Trappes | Turner | Turpin | Tyler | Tysoe | Tyson

Underhill | Underwood | Unwin

Venn

Wadsworth | Wakefield | Walford | Walker | Wallace | Waller | Wallington | Wallman | Waltman | Walton | Wanneswith | Ward | Watson | Watts | Weginale | Welstead | Wesley | Whitbourn | White | Wickes | Wickham | Wilderspin | Wilkinson | Williamson | Willson | Wilson | Winfrey | Wither | Witherow | Wittey | Wolfe | Woodcock | Woodford | Woodhead | Woods | Wootten | Wright | Wright Ingle

Yelderde | Yokflet