The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Bartley Mill      Frant  
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c 1350Historythe Abbot [of Bayham, Solomon de Wengham] had been having trouble with some of his tenants at 'Bertle', namely Henry de Wyse, Doucea le Swan, Richard Browning and Matthew Scott. The Abbot had given them notice to quit. … The place that this happened is now known as Bartley, and in the Frant Manor Rolls of the sixteenth century, there are references to land nearby Bartley Mill called Wises which doubtless took its name from Henry de Wyse of Abbot Solomon's day.Bartley MillEeles' Frant

1600 to 1806HistoryBartley farm and Verridge were owned by the Abbey of Bayham but appear to have been separated at the Dissolution. They were in the same hands when they were owned by the Barhams of Great Shoesmiths. When the Egles, the heirs of this branch of the family sold their estates, Bartley Watermill was purchased by the Ashby family and it was the heirs of Thomas Ashby who sold the property in 1806 to the Bayham Estate.Bartley MillEeles' Frant

c 1630HistoryJohn Barham (Ref S.A.C. Vol 2 Page 218)Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

c 1641HistoryJohn Barham. Inq. taken at Lewes 25th July, 16th year of Charles I. Watermill "Barkley watermill in Frant"Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1728 to 1731Land taxLand Tax Return & Rate Book for Wadhurst - Edward Botton "part of Bartley Mill"Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1732Land taxLand Tax Return & Rate Book for Wadhurst - Nicholas Lands in occupationBartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1736 to 1744Land taxBartley Mill Land Tax Return & Rate Book for Wadhurst - George Egles and William LatterBartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1745 to 1753Land taxBartley Mill Land Tax Return & Rate Book for Wadhurst - Egles and John ChatfieldBartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1763Land taxBartley Water Mill; occupier: John ChatfieldBartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1769Land taxLand Tax Return & Rate Book for Wadhurst - John ChatfieldBartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1770Land taxLand Tax Return & Rate Book for Wadhurst - Richard Stent, occupierBartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1773 to 1775Land taxBartley Mill; occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent rate: £9; acreage: 1/7/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1776 to 1779Land taxBartley Mill; occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent rate: £9; acreage: 1/7/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1780Land taxBartley Mill; owner & occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent rate: £9; acreage: 1/16/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1781Land taxBartley Mill; owner: Latter & occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent rate: £9; acreage: 1/16/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1782Land taxBartley Mill; owner: Latter [crossed out] & occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent rate: £9; acreage: 1/16/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1783 to 1791Land taxBartley Mill; owner & occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent rate: £9; acreage 1/16/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1792Land taxParish of Frant: Bartley Water-Mill - owner: Thomas Ashby & occupier: himself; rent rate £9 and Parish of Wadhurst: Bartley Water-Mill mill-pound - owner & occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent-rate £1 Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1792Land taxBartley Mill; owner & occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent rate: £10; acreage 2/-/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1793Land taxBartley Mill; owner & occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent rate: £13; acreage 2/12/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1794 to 1801Land taxBartley Mill; owner & occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent rate: £11; acreage 2/4/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

25th Mar 1799Land taxParish of Wadhurst: Bartley Mill - proprietor & occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent-rate £4Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1802Land taxBartley Mill; owner: Earl Camden & occupier: Thomas Ashby; rent rate: £11; acreage 2/4/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1803 to 1805Land taxBartley Mill; owner: Earl Camden & occupier: William Ashby; rent rate: £11; acreage 2/4/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1806Land taxBartley Mill; owner: Earl Camden & occupier: John Ashby; rent rate: £11; acreage 2/4/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

1807 to 1808Land taxBartley Mill; owner: Earl Camden & occupier: Mr. Beazley; rent rate: £11; acreage 2/4/-Bartley MillShirley Walsh's records

c 1825Bayham, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBartley Mill

c 1841HistoryTithe MapBartley MillShirley Walsh's records
Bartley Mill

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Powell, M, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation MILLERJames PowellBartley Mill1841 Census
Frant, Sussex
Eliz Powell, F, [Wife], age 48, born SussexEliz Powell
Miriam Powell, F, [Daughter], age 19, born SussexMiriam Powell
James Powell, M, [Son], age 16, born SussexJames Powell
Hannah Powell, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexHannah Powell
Esther Powell, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexEsther Powell
Ruth Powell, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexRuth Powell

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Wood, M, Head, age 26, born SussexWilliam WoodBartley Mill1841 Census
Frant, Sussex
George Wood, M, age 21, born SussexGeorge Wood
George Arnold, M, age 20 to 24, born SussexGeorge Arnold
Harriott Ashdown, F, age 10Harriott Ashdown

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 2 people; occupation: farmer and millerLeonard Latter, farmerBartly Mill1851 Census
Frant, Sussex
WifeAnn Latter [Holman]
Son; occupation: scholarLaurence Leonard Latter
Son; occupation: scholarLeonard Latter
Son; occupation: scholarWalter Latter
SonAlexander Latter
SonHarry Latter
DaughterGeorgianna Augusta Latter
Apprentice, occupation: miller's apprenticeAlfred Cortes
Visitor; widowedHannah Taylor
Visitor; widowedHannah Taylor Wickens [Ashby]
Servant; occupation: house servantHannah Baldwin
Servant; occupation HOUSE SERVANTMary Ann Stunt
Servant; occupation: farm servantLevi Manktelow, labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: labourerWilliam Hickmott, labourerBartley House1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeCharity Hickmott [Baldwin]
DaughterPriscilla Hickmott
Mother-in-law; widowed; occupation: parish reliefHannah Baldwin
Lodger; widowed; occupation: pauperNathaniel Hickmott

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: labourerHenry Hubbard, labourerBartley House1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeCatherine Hubbard
SonGeorge Hubbard
SonSamuel Hubbard
DaughterHannah Elphick Hubbard

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Arnold, M, Head, married, age 41, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: miller and farmer of 23 acres employing 5 men and 1 boyWilliam Arnold, miller and farmerBartley Mill1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Cary Arnold, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, SussexCarey Arnold [Walter]
Walter Arnold, M, Son, age 4, born Wadhurst, SussexWalter Arnold
Anna Arnold, F, Daughter, age 3, born Wadhurst, SussexAnna Arnold
George Arnold, M, Son, age 1, born Wadhurst, SussexGeorge Arnold
Amelia Streatfield, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: servant of all workAmelia Streatfield

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn G Prickett, M, Head, married, age 42, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: miller's grinderJohn G. Prickett, miller's grinderBartley Cottage1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Sarah Prickett, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Lamberhurst, SussexSarah Prickett
Alfred Prickett, M, Nephew, age 9, born Brixton, SurreyAlfred Prickett

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Tompsett, M, Head, married, age 39, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: miller's loaderJames Tompsett, miller's loaderBartley Cottage1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Mary Tompsett, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Tompsett
Jacob H Tompsett, M, Son, age 9, born Wadhurst, SussexJacob H. Tompsett
Ellen E Tompsett, F, Daughter, age 6, born Wadhurst, SussexEllen E. Tompsett
Charity Tompsett, F, Daughter, age 4, born Wadhurst, SussexCharity Tompsett
Sally Tompsett, F, Daughter, age 3, born Frant, SussexSally Tompsett
Julia J Tompsett, F, Daughter, age 1, born Frant, SussexJulia J. Tompsett

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Cottingham, M, Head, married, age 49, born Darwell, Northamptonshire; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Cottingham, farm labourerBartlymill Cottage1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Rachel Jane Cottingham, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Bradford, Yorkshire; occupation: dressmakerRachel Jane Cottingham
Mary Jane Cottingham, F, Niece, single, age 18, born Oundle, Northamptonshire; occupation: domestic servantMary Jane Cottingham
Henry Highlands, M, Boarder, single, age 38, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Highlands

2nd Apr 1871CensusSamson Palmer, M, Head, married, age 32, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: loader at flour millSamson Palmer, loader at flour millBartlymill Cottage1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Phebe Palmer, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Frant, SussexPhebe Palmer
Anne Palmer, F, Daughter, age 3, born Frant, SussexAnne Palmer
Frederick Palmer, M, Son, age 2, born Frant, SussexFrederick Palmer
Samson Palmer, M, Son, age 1, born Frant, SussexSamson Palmer
Robert Meopham, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: millerRobert Mepham
Stephen Stone, M, Boarder, single, age 18, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerStephen Stone

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Geo Prickett, M, Head, married, age 51, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: millerJohn George Prickett, millerBartlymill Cottage1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Sarah Prickett, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Lamberhurst, SussexSarah Prickett

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Arnold, M, Head, married, age 52, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: miller and farmer of 150 acres employing 15 labourers and 2 boysWilliam Arnold, miller and farmerBartlymill House1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Cary Arnold, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's wifeCarey Arnold [Walter]
Walter Arnold, M, Son, age 14, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarWalter Arnold
Anna Arnold, F, Daughter, age 13, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarAnna Arnold
George Arnold, M, Son, age 11, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge Arnold
Sarah Field, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantSarah Field

2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Allen, M, Head, widowed, age 57, born Devonport, Devon; occupation: painterHenry Allen, painterBartleymill Road1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Arnold, M, Head, married, age 62, born West Hoathly, employs 27 men and 5 boys; occupation: miller and farmerWilliam Arnold, miller and farmerBartley Mills1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Cary Arnold, F, Wife, married, age 55, born RotherfieldCarey Arnold [Walter]
Walter Arnold, M, Son, single, age 24, born Wadhurst; occupation: miller and corn merchantWalter Arnold
George Arnold, M, Son, single, age 21, born Wadhurst; occupation: miller and corn merchantGeorge Arnold
Philadelphia Clarke, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Lamberhurst, occupation: domestic servantPhiladelphia Clarke

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn G. Puckett, M, Head, married, age 61, born Cowden; occupation GrinderJohn G. PuckettBartley Mill Cottages1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Sarah Puckett, F, Wife, married, age 63, born LamberhurstSarah Puckett
Robert Hollands, M, Boarder, single, age 21, born East Grinstead; occupation: millers grinder (corn)Robert Hollands

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam T. Streeter, M, Head, married, age 37, born Isfield; occupation: milk manWilliam T. Streeter, milk manBartley Mill Cottages1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Harriet Streeter, F, Wife, married, age 29, born WadhurstHarriet Streeter [Manktelow]
Harriet S. Streeter, F, Daughter, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarHarriet Sophia Streeter
Adeline M. Streeter, F, Daughter, age 3, born MardenAdelaide Maud Streeter
John F. Streeter, M, Son, age 1, born FrantJohn Frederick Streeter
Mary A. Manklow, F, Sister, single, age 15, born WadhurstMary Ann Manktelow
Charles Smith, M, Boarder, single, age 17, born Dorset; occupation: millers grinder (corn)Charles Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Avery, M, Head, married, age 42, born Mayfield; occupation: carmanThomas AveryBartley Mill Cottages1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Harriet Avery, F, Wife, married, age 44, born MayfieldHarriett Avery [Carter]
Ellen Avery, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Mayfield; occupation: domestic servantEllen Frances Avery
John Avery, M, Son, single, age 17, born Mayfield; occupation: carmanJohn Avery
Thomas Avery, M, Son, age 13, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerThomas Avery
Charles Avery, M, Son, age 10, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarCharles Leonard Avery
Walter Avery, M, Son, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarWalter Avery

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Knapp, M, Head, widowed, age 38, born Heathfield; occupation Milk manHenry NappBartley Mill Cottages1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Emily P. Knapp, F, Daughter, age 10, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarEmily P. Knapp
Rosana Knapp, F, Daughter, age 9, born Frant; occupation ScholarRosana Knapp
Henry Jas. Knapp, M, Son, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarHenry Jas. Knapp
George Knapp, M, Son, age 4, born LamberhurstGeorge Knapp
Sarah Campney, F, Housekeeper, widowed, age 50, born Benenden, occupation: housekeeperSarah Campney

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Clifton, M, Head, married, age 52, born Wadhurst, occupation: farm labourerJoseph Clifton, farm labourerNo 4, Bartly Cottage1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Clifton, F, Wife, married, age 51, born LamberhurstMary Clifton
Alfred Clifton, M, Son, single, age 23, born Wadhurst, occupation: farm labourerAlfred Clifton
Joseph Clifton, M, Son, single, age 20, born Wadhurst, occupation: farm labourerJoseph Clifton
Phebe Clifton, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Wadhurst, occupation: domestic servantPhebe Clifton
Sarah Ann Clifton, F, Daughter, age 14, born WadhurstSarah Ann Clifton
John Clifton, M, Son, age 12, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarJohn Clifton
Jesper Clifton, M, Son, age 10, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarJesper Clifton
Horace Clifton, M, Son, age 9, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarHorace Clifton
Caroline Clifton, F, Daughter, age 6, born WadhurstCaroline Clifton

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Hesman, M, Head, married, age 36, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerJohn Horace Heasman, farm labourerNo 2, Bartly Cottage1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Matilda Hesman, F, Wife, married, age 35, born FrantEsther Matilda Hesman [Molineux]
Sivler Hesman, F, Daughter, age 13, born Frant; occupation: scholarSilva Maria Hesman
Edward Hesman, M, Son, age 11, born Frant; occupation: scholarEdward Henry Hesman, roadman on highway
Abigail Hesman, F, Daughter, age 9, born Lamberhurst; occupation: scholarAbigail Hesman
Sarah J. Hesman, F, Daughter, age 3, born WadhurstSarah Jane Hesman
Horace Hesman, M, Son, age 2, born WadhurstHorace Heasman, house painter
Charles White, M, Journeyman Miller Corn, single, age 23, born KentCharles White

1882Directory entryArnold Wm. & Sons, corn merchants millers (water & steam), at Lamberhurst & at, Bartley millBartley millKelly's Directory

1925Bartley Mill PondBartley Mill Pond, FrantPrivate collection

1997Bartley WatermillBartley Watermill, FrantShirley Walsh's records

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