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Caveat:

The history of ownership and occupation of the properties at the southern end of the east side of High Street (modern numbers 66-93) is very speculative.
Records are sketchy, and confusing. This page is the current "best attempt" to clarify the history of these properties, but much further work still needs to be done. It is possible that the historic boundaries do not match the modern ones.

It is unclear at present if 90 and 93 (previously numbered 92) were separate properties.
Two commoner's rights.
[Note the door of 93 (was 92) has moved from middle bay to right]

Summary:

Earliest information: 1676
Original estate: ?Dean and Canons of Windsor or Hungerford Engleford
Common Rights? Yes (90 HS & 93 HS; frontage total 36ft; each 1 horse or 2 cows)
Date of current building:
Listed? No

Thumbnail History:

Originally a single burgage plot (quit rent 4d), but split in the late 19th century into several, 90-93 HS.

Description of property:

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- 90-93 High Street, Mar 2007

- Lambourne family outing outside J. Whiscombe, 90-93 High Street, c1918.

Timeline:

1676 (NH QR) Robert Rosyer, q.r. 4d. "In 1676 Hungerford QRR indicates a property on which Robert Rosyer paid 4d q.r. "for his house". The property lay at the south end of the (east side of the) Street, and may have been either a rectorial or a Hungerford Englefield manor tenement."

1730 (NH) Robert Rosier's will bequeathes half the house to son Joseph, half to son Robert Rosier. There seems to have been a single entrance, and a single well, with a backside and/or garden or close at the rear of the house, away from the High Street.
The "upper" part and the "lower" part presumably refer to the ground floor and the floor or floors above it. Alternatively, the phrase may men the side of the house "lower" down the street, which adjoined a tenement held by their kinsman William Rosier, and the "upper" side may mean the higher side of the High Street hill, which adjoined the tenement held by John Siney.
Unfortunately, the names of William Rosier and John Siney do not appear in any of the above three rent rolls! [However, John Siney did own 89 HS (qv), adjacent to Robert Rosier's "upper" house. Apart from this reference, we have no knowledge of William Rosier owning the property adjacent to Robert Rosier's "lower" house – i.e. 94 HS – HLP]

1753-61 (QR) Robert Rosier for his house, q.r. 4d.
1774-90 (QR) Robert Rosier for his house, q.r. 4d.
1781 (CL)
1795 (NH QR) Robert Rosier, "late Timothy Rosier's"
1781 (CL)
1795-1804 (QR) Robert Rosier for house late Timothy Rosier's, q.r. 4d.

1805-17 (QR) Robert Rosier for a house late Timothy Rosier,(amended to Edward Martin), q.r. 4d.

1814 DCW Survey includes "Joseph Rosier. Tenement, 1 room below, 1 room above, Large Garden, in bad repair. Value £4-0-0". This may refer to 90-93 High Street.

1818-23 (QR) Edward Martin for house late Timothy Rosier, q.r. 4d.
1836 (QR) Edward Martin, for house late Timothy Rosier's, q.r. 4d.

1847 (CL) Mrs Catherine Martin (own and occ)
1851 (CS) Catherine Msartyin (64), proprietor of house.
1861 (CL) Noah Martin (own); Kerridge (deleted) (occ)

c1895 Possible time property was divided into several parts

No. 90 High Street:

1896 (CL) Edward Noah Martin (own); Ephriam Vockins (occ)

1902 (T&M Register) Edward Noah Martin (owner)
1903 (T&M Register) Ephraim Vockins (occupier until ?1930)

1914 (CL) Edward Noah Martin (own); John Whiscombe (occ) [Carpenter and Wheelwright]

Undated (T&M Register) Harry Chislett (owner)

1931 (T&M Register) Kate North (occupier until 1937)
c.1932 (QR) Mr. E.N. Martin "House formerly Timothy Rosier's afterwards Edward Martin's then Catherine Martin", q.r. 4d.

1939 (T&M register) R L Pearson (occupier until 1940)
1941 (T&M Register) L S Blackhall (occupier until 1942)

1943 (T&M Register) H A G Hassall (occupier until 1997)
1939 (Blacket's) H.A.G. Hassall
1947-1997 (CL) Hugh Adrian George Hassall (died 1997; Mavis had died 1992)

1968 (T&M Register) Personal Representatives of Harry Chislett, deceased (owners)

2000 (CL) Void
2011 (CL) Void
2016 (CL) Void

No. 93 (92) High Street:

1896 (CL) Edward Noah Martin (own); Sandford (occ)
1902 (T&M Register) Edward Noah Martin (owner)
1903 (T&M Register) John Whiscombe (occupier until ?1927)
1914 (CL) Edward Noah Martin (own); John Whiscombe (occ) [Carpenter and Wheelwright]
1928 (T&M Register) Mrs Louisa Whiscombe (occupier until ?1967)

Undated (T&M Register) Ivy Chamers Nicoll (owner)

Undated (T&M Register) H Chislett (owner)

c.1932 (QR) Mr. E.N. Martin "House formerly Timothy Rosier's afterwards Edward Martin's then Catherine Martin", q.r. 4d.
1939 (Blacket's) 91-93: Mrs L. Whiscombe; R.A. Whiscombe, carpenter and wheelwright.

1947-1956 (CL) Mrs Louisa Whiscombe

1963 (CL) Henry Robert Newton

1968 (CL) Void (deleted) Ethel Florence Bristow
1968 (T&M Register) Ethel Florence Bristow (owner and occupier until 1971)

1970 (CL) Ethel Florence Dennis

1972 (T&M Register) John Cedric Hathway (owner)
1976-2009 (CL) John Cedric Hathway (Eva died 1997)
2011 (CL) John Cedric Hathway
2012 John Hathway died.

2016 (CL) ...

See also:

- 1814 DCW Survey including ?90-93 High Street