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Johnscales Farm

(and Valley View)

This farm was named after a gentleman John Scales.

Baptisms

Deaths

William Wilson 1694

John Thompson 1692

William Wilson 1697

Edward Scales 1729

Wilson 1699

Agnes Dixon 1742

Wilson 1700

 

Wilson 1703

 

Ellen Scales 1735

 

Mary Barrow 1756

 

 

 

Johnscales - Tenants and Owners

 

1669

Mr Hodgson allocated a seat in the Chapel (one of the earliest dates found)

1692

Death of John Thompson of Johnscales

1694

Baptism of William Wilson of Johnscales

1729

Death of Edward Scales

1735

Baptism of Ellen Scales

1760

Abrahm Garnett tenant

1813

(Lancaster Gazette) advert for sale 4 estates Johnscales, Grassgarth, Rusmickle and Flodder Hall.  373 acres property of John Robinson deceased tenanted by Robert Garnett, Robert Phillipson, John Atkinson and Robert Robinson.

1841

(Census) William Dodd tenant

1850

Prickett family farming Johnscales

1851

(Census) James Prickett farming 150 acres 

1871

Argles purchased Johnscales Farm from W H Wakefield

1881

(Census) James Prickett farming 175 acres (5 servants)

1897

Helsington, Levens and Lyth Ploughing and Hedging Associations held their competitions at Johnscales Farm (a man and a pair of horses could plough one acre per day and walk 11 miles)

1898

M B Hodgson advert - 4 acres of potatoes for sale

1900

For sale – 3 acres of oats and 4 acres of potatoes

1907

James Prickett tenant

1908

John J Wilson married Hannah Prickett, eldest daughter of James and Agnes Prickett, Johnscales

1918

(Westmorland Gazette) reported the death of James Prickett of Johnscales aged 81

1919

George Prickett farming Johnscales

1919

(Westmorland Gazette) M B Hodgson sale of farm stock for the late James Prickett

1931

Stock sale for George Prickett

1931

Stott family took tenancy of Johnscales (John Stott died on the boon day)

1934

Sale for John Stott 

1937

Another sale for John Stott

1937

Johnscales Farm to let.  170 acres, apply Cecil Argles

1937

(Westmorland Gazette) report of boon day for George Machell who was taking over the tenancy of Johnscales Farm (poor weather)

1950

George Denney with his two sons, John and George, moved from Pennington to take over the tenancy of Johnscales

1983

George Denney junior and wife Marjorie tenants (later became owners)

1993

(8th January) George Denney died aged 57

1993

(15th May) sale at Johnscales of 17 horses, 8 horse vehicles and 100 lots of tack.  Horses sold, prices 500 guineas to 3500 guineas.  A carriage made £3,500, a show trap harness £500 and a top hat £58.

2003

(23rd April) in Underbarrow Village Hall, Kendal Auction Mart Company offered for sale 36.95 acres of meadowland, part of Johnscales Farm.  Lot 1 bid to £28,000 (unsold), Lot 2 sold for £60,000 to Liz Clark.

2009

(29th June) Michael Hodgson offered for sale in Town Hall, Kendal 2 fields, 21.83 acres, formerly part of Johnscales Farm sold for £104,000 to Parks of Low Sizergh.

2010

Andrew Denney owner (runs an abattoir and meat processing business from Johnscales Farm).

2010

Building at Johnscales Farm entrance used by Lune Valley Horse Boxes for repair and manufacture of horse transport.

VALLEY VIEW

1980s             This property built by George Denney for use of farm staff
1999               Richard and Hazel Holmes moved into Valley View

 

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