Commoners Rights

My Mum and Dad were some of the last people to leave the forest, being New Forest gypsies they were made to leave, but all the generations I know about all came from the New Forest, so do we have any rights at all being their kids? We have always lived within five mins walk of the forest and still do but my house was built in 1937 so would that have any rights? Kind regards Mrs Parker

My reply........
Hi Mrs Parker
To find out whether your house has Commoners Rights to the New Forest you would have to contact The Verderers office in Lyndhurst. They hold an Atlas of Forest Rights. You can view the Atlas by making an appointment with the Clerk to the Verderers.
Telephone & Fax
Sue Westwood - T: 023 8028 2052; F: 023 8028 3101

The Verderers of the New Forest,
The Queen's House,
Lyndhurst,
Hampshire,
SO43 7NH.

If you found you did have Commoners Rights there would be a charge although viewing the Atlas is free.
Good luck with your search.


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Apr 17, 2015
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by: FLO

WELL I HOPE LOTS OF FAMILY GO AND SEE YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THEN CUSHDYBOK

Apr 17, 2015
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by: flo

well happy birthday my love I hope lots of people go have a good one cushdybok

Apr 11, 2015
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Per Mare Per Terram
by: Raymoind Pidgley

I shall be 80 years old on May the 12th this year (2015) and I shall be returning to Gipsy Country to celebrate my birthday with my brother Michael as well as my children. So any of my friends and relatives who wish to attend are more than welcome. Dawdy dawdy chav.

Sep 06, 2011
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family
by: flo

benjamin wells my great granddad was born in millersford his father was william wells

Sep 04, 2011
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Millersford Bottom
by: Raymond PIDGLEY

My Uncle Georgie and Aunt Chinkie moved out of the bottom with everyone else and went to live near Ringwood, with the rest of their family, when I was in The Royal Marines I often saw them in Ringwood Market.
Rene my cousin lives in School Lane, Godshill, we used to live in School House, Godshill, then moved to Downton Wilts, where I joined up, and went with Michael my brother in the Royal Marines 40 Commando.

Sep 04, 2011
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family
by: flo

mum was priscilla barnes dad was joesph duckett,granddad sidney barnes and unity wells great granddad benjamin wells and priscilla green lived at millersford

Sep 04, 2011
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FAMILY
by: Anonymous

Hi my name is John Pidgley, most of my family are from the sound of England, mainly the Isle of Wight, i think we maybe distant cousins...would be good to catch up...my email is:
john_1953@hotmail.com

Sep 04, 2011
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Family
by: Anonymous

Hi Raymond, my name is John Pidgley, my descendants are from the south, mainly the isle of wight, i think we may be distant cousins, be nice to confirm it!!!!

Oct 08, 2010
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family
by: flo

Yes, it is good to find out who is who because you don't know who you are marrying because no one talks about it. Because I am middle 50s most older people in my family have died or have forgotten and I think that is sad. I am trying to find out more and hope to get further with my search. Regards Flo

Oct 07, 2010
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Relatives
by: Ray Pidgley

I shall continue checking, because it is interesting to find out where these people went to after they left 'the bottom', and at the same time I found someone in New Zealand that I went to school with in 'Godshill', although I know that some people in my family married into yours, including the 'Sheens' that were moved from 'the bottom' to Ringwood.
I can remember 'Eileen' who moved to Ringwood in the 1955s. My cousin.

Oct 07, 2010
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family
by: flo

Well somewhere in my Turners family are my
relations with Barns/James/Wells/Coopers/Wilkins/Does/Jeffs. Well, there are so many I cant think off the top of my head. I have started a family tree.Regards Flo

Oct 06, 2010
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Relatives
by: Anonymous

I had a brother named George who lived in a village in between Cadnam and Totton, but he died a few years back.
He is buried in a small cemetery there, just off the main Southampton road, and that is also where one of my brother Mike's daughter lives now, she married one of the Turner's.

Oct 06, 2010
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family
by: flo

Sorry Ray. It would have been nice for someone to say something like that about my family. My family, who lived there were William Wells. He was born in the bottom. I have got his Mum and Dads name somewhere as he was my great great grandad. I will let you know when when I find it ok? Regards Flos

Oct 06, 2010
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60 years ago
by: Ray Pidgley

Now I remember the name of the family that lived in the 'bottom', as they used to call it - Giles, and they were pretty well educated, one of them was Charlie Giles.

Oct 05, 2010
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The Bottom
by: Ray Pidgley

I can remember my Grandad (Dicky Sheen)carrying huge bundles of wood down the hill, they always had a fire on, mainly for cooking, Rosie and Beatty used to live in a caravan, near to my Granny's shack, their land was all fenced off, and your people lived just below them, and their land was all fenced in.
There were two brothers that lived down there, I forget their name, and they both worked a Downton Tannery, my brother (Mike) and I, both worked at the tannery as well, it was good pay, and we needed as much as we could to join the Royal Marines at Deal in Kent.We live in Lincolnshire now,because of my wife's work, but we go down to Salisbury when we can, to see everybody.
Do they still have the market at Ringwood, I had a lot of relatives there.

Oct 05, 2010
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hello
by: flo

Hi there, Ray. Sorry to hear about your sister,I am trying to clear our house of unwanted stuff at the moment so if you dont hear from me straight away its because I have not got round to looking on the computer as its in the spare bedroom while things get sorted.Yes, it would be nice to know if there is anything connecting your family. Regards Flo

Sep 29, 2010
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Memories
by: Ray Pidgley

Nice to talk to you, I will see if I can remember anything else that may help you, we had a party on top of the hill above Millersford a couple of weeks ago, in memory of my sister (Pat)who has just died in America.
Her husband was stationed at Ibsley.

Sep 29, 2010
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family
by: flo

never mind it was still nice getting in touch with people you dont no ,do you think flo

Sep 28, 2010
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Memories
by: Ray Pidgley

No, we weren't related to your family, I don't think, but we knew them all, and used to visit them.
We had relatives, my Dads brother (Ralph) at Parkstone, Waverley Road. - Ray

Sep 28, 2010
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family
by: mrs parker

well that was good of you to put all that down ,but it seems you are not the piglys i no .but hay do that really matter you could be related to monty who was georges dad .but i would have to check with them ok.well my gran was a wells and married a barnes thay came from the new forest,she had 14 children .my mum married a duckett and his mum was a doe who came from parkstone in pool anything ring a bell let me no ok.regards mrs parker

Sep 28, 2010
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Pidgley history
by: Ray Pidgley

My Mother was Edith (Sheen) Pidgley, who married Oliver Pidgley from Bournemouth.

My Mum's Mother and Father Emmy and Dicky Sheen lived in Millersford Bottom for years, we lived in Bournemouth my Father's home town, and then at the start of the war we moved to Godshill, just a couple of miles from Millersford.
I can remember some of my Aunt's and Uncle's names, Emmy and Dicky's children.
George who was married to Chinky and I know that they moved to near Ringwood.
Lizzie who's daughter now lives in School Lane, Godshill.
Rosie and Beattie who lived with her parents.
Francie, of who I was very fond of, and his wife, I think her name was Amy, who I thought the world of. They moved to Ringwood, and I often saw them in Ringwood Market.
Petty married Teddy Bull, and they had two or three children, that were friendly with my children who were called Gregory, who was a Royal Marine, Nicola who lives in Salisbury, Alex who went to Bishop Wordsworth School, Tricia, and my beautiful daughter who went to South Wilts Grammar School and was killed in a road incident at Morgans Vale who's name was Michelle Jayne.
My brother Mike lives in Totton, with his children who are married, and my other brothers Olly and George are no longer with us. My sisters were Irene who lives in London, Rosemary who lives near Salisbury, Pat who went to America, but has now passed away, and Lily who lived in Downton and has passed away also.
If I can help you with any more history, I shall be only too glad. Ray.

Sep 28, 2010
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so was mine
by: mrs parker

my great grandad was born in millerford he was a wells.are you related to george pidgly in hampshire i won,t say where as you might not want me to,if so our familys are conected.george bought same land from sid if your the same family i will let you no ok regards mrs parker

Sep 27, 2010
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Millersford
by: Raymond Pidgley

What were your Mum and Dads names, my Grandparents lived at Millersford Bottom.

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