The farm was still in the Shufflebotham family by 1871, but significantly reduced in size. Why such a large reduction? Had part of it been sold or had it been partitioned between the sons when Richard had retired/died? Maybe we will find the answers to this when we eventually recover the deeds from storage.
Roger Shufflebotham, 30 farmer of 46 acres (born Horton)
Susannah Shufflebotham, 35, his wife from Astbury, Cheshire
Roger Shufflebotham, 5 his son born in Biddulph
William Goodall Shufflebotham, 4 his son born in Horton, probably at Ladymoor Gate
John Shufflebotham, 2 his son, born in Horton, probably at Ladymoor Gate
Elizabeth Hannah Shufflebotham, daughter, 3 weeks old
There were three servants:
Ann Lancaster, 18, a general servant from Biddulph
James Hudson, 22, a wagoner from Longnor
Elizah Sherrat, 12 an indor farm servant from Norton.
1871 Census RG 10/2883/93
Parish of Horton in Staffordshire
Enumeration District: Blackwood and Crowborough