The Zimapanners







Plan to Partition the Manor of St Day
The Lords of the Manor of St Day—Various parties 

Deed of Partition
A deed of partition is a legal document used to divide property among a number of people, and is often found in wills where it is used to divide property among multiple heirs.

Position of Zimapan in 1829
Although the deed itself has not yet been found, there is an old drawing dated 14 July 1829, which shows the position of Zimapan today, as a small black dot at the x-shaped intersection between the Tram Road (the Mineral Tramway), which ran just below the house (SW corner of property) and a road or path, just inside the circled area marked CL 2387 on the copy of the original plan described as the 1829 Plan to Partition Manor of St Day1.

The Plan also shows the names of some of the neighbouring landowners, two of whom were Lord Clinton and the Duke of Buckingham.

The Manor of St Day includes the area of land to the right of the road running approx. north-south and intersecting the Tram Road (marked PIRI...). Zimapan is shown as located within the Manor of St Day. The significance of this partition in relation to Zimapan is explained in the interview with Ian K. Nelson regarding the 2009 dispute over Zimapan's lay-by.
  1829 Plan to Partition Manor of St Day
Photo: Plan of Partition of the Manor of St Day, 1829

1. Document shown to author by Ian Nelson, solicitor at Nelson Nichols, Portsmouth, Sep. 2009.