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Rye Farm, The Rye. Eaton Bray

May 11, 2013 by adam Moriarty in forum Genealogy / History

#1674 adam Moriarty, 11 May 2013, 20:27

Hi. I remember staying with a family in the early 70s at Rye farm, and was wondering if anyone knew them or the history of the farm. Thanks. I think their surname was Norman.

#1676 Tom n Harry, 12 May 2013, 10:42


Had a quick search but can find very little at the moment.
There is a photo of Rye farm on in their photo album page 17.

Rye Farm, Eaton Bray

#1677 Tom n Harry, 12 May 2013, 11:44

Rye Farm part of the Park Farm Estate which was owned by the Huxley Family until 1877 when after 3 years of poor harvests was sold to Arthur Macnamarra and Pedley Estates.
Macnamarra was the Squire of Billington and owned a vast portion of Bedfordshire. He died in 1906 in Brighton and the estate was declared bankrupt due to his gracious living.
Sometime after 1906 but before 1911 Rye Farm was purchased by Jeffrey Sharratt of Yew Tree Farm and worked by one of his sons.

#1678 Tom n Harry, 12 May 2013, 12:14

Sorry got my time a bit wrong.
The 1915 catalogue sale for Pedley Estates shows Rye Farm as a Homestead brick building of 104 acres 3 rods 3 polls which had been let to Jeffrey Sharratt for £110 per annum.
There is a Mr Sharratt in the 1911 census book which proves he had been letting from Pedley for at least 6 years.
Jeffrey Sharratt purchased Rye Farm for the sum of £2000 in 1915.

#1679 adam Moriarty, 12 May 2013, 12:25

Thanks thats more than i hoped for. I wonder when the Normans brought/rented the farm? I have found out it was Mr Richard Norman and his wife Edna.

#1680 adam Moriarty, 12 May 2013, 19:19

Does anyone remember the Normans or know if the farm is still there? Any information will be appreciated.

#1699 Eaton Bray, 24 May 2013, 12:53

Posts regarding Rye Cote Farm hidden following this update:

After looking at pictures of Rye Cote Farm the houses, Rye Cote Farm and the Rye Farm are are almost identical accept for a upper window! After enlarging the picture of the Rye Farm there are also no visible oak beams showing! Sorry for the inconvenience!
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#3464 Wayne norman, 21 November 2016, 18:28

Hi rye farm was owned by my grandparents Richard norman and edna.

#3465 Wayne norman, 21 November 2016, 18:35

The farm was bought for 80000 cash in the 70's.

#3543 Adam, 8 August 2018, 20:31

Rye farm, Wayne does that make you Richard Normans Son? I was looking for the history of the farm. Do you have any other information?

#3648 Wayne norman, 24 January 2021, 15:17

Hi Adam yes my Father is Richard Norman and my mother was Michele Norman.
My dads knows a lot about this place yes

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