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Ty Coch

 

 

Ty Coch is situated on the western side of Glascoed and really is connected better to New Inn than Glascoed these days, with the entrance just off Jerusalem Lane. You pass Three Stiles farm before reaching Ty coch.


The house was called “Ty Coch” in Welsh and “Red House” in English. It was one of the more significant Glascoed farms with an annual rent of £13 per annum in the early 1800s.

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The first person that I found named on records in my possession as being at Ty coch was William Jones. He paid an annual rent of £13 per annnum to Capel Hanbury Leigh, in 1823, 1824 and 1829.


By the 1831 land tax returns, a Thomas Jacob had taken over the tenancy. I don’t know anything more about him.


Families that farmed here in the census years were:


The Jayne (1841 and 1851), Goodenough (1861), Jenkins (1871) and Williams families (1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911).


The Hanburys also lived at a house called Red House in the 1841 census - I am not sure whether it is the same residence. My assumption is that they were late additions to the census, having been missed on the initial visit. Census enumerators, especially in the early years did have the habit of naming houses using their own judgement - so if another house in the village was Red, they may well have just written “Red House” just to distinguish it from the neighbouring properties.


Joseph Goodenough was accused of having an improper relationship with Hannah, the wife of Philip Lewis in the mid 1860s, although this was not accepted by the court as far as we can tell. He was appointed as the District Surveyor for Panteg in the mid-1860s, so I assume that he had left Glascoed for Panteg by this point. He was living in Panteg with his family in 1871, according to the census.


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CENSUSES:     1841    1851    1861    1871    1881    1891    1901    1911


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