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1610[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John Norden and augmented by John SpeedPlashet ParkeJohn Speed
The first engraved maps of the counties of Great Britain were the work of Christopher Saxton who, under the authority of the Privy Council, surveyed the English counties in Elizabethan times, from 1574 to 1578. In 1593 he was followed by John Norden who projected an ambitious scheme for a complete series of county histories. He published before his death a number of counties - Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex, Northampton, Cornwall, Sussex and Surrey. John Speed's map of Sussex is based upon Norden's map and was engraved by Jodocus Hondius. It occupies pages nine and ten of John Speed's Atlas entitled "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", is 20 1/4 inches by 15 1/4 inches in size and shows additionally an interesting plan of Chichester and a spirited representation of the Battle of Hastings.

1645[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Jan BlaeuPlashet ParkeJan Blaeu

1695[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Robert MordenPlashet ParkRobert Morden
Robert Morden was a London bookseller from 1669 until his death in 1703. He specialised in the geographical field and was himself something of a cartographer and a publisher. Throughout the 17th and most of the 18th centuries, there was little distinction between the activity of book or print-selling and that of publishing: many booksellers were also printers or engravers. They undertook the sale of each others' work and often combined to meet the high cost of publishing a new map or reissue of an old atlas, even if the original plates were still available. This map was published in Brittania: a chorographical description of Great Britain and Ireland by William Camden.

c 1724Plashet Park, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenPlashet Park

1st Sep 1787[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John CaryPlashet ParkJohn Cary
John Cary, apprenticed to William Palmer in 1770, went into business in 1783 as a publisher of maps, plans and road-books. He was highly successful and is referred to as the founder of the modern English School of Cartography by H.G. Fordham

c 1795Isfield and Little Horsted, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamPlashet Place

1808[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by G.Cole and engraved by J.RoperPlashet ParkG. Cole
The British atlas; comprising a series of county maps…intended to illustrate and accompany 'The beauties of England and Wales' published 1808.

c 1825Isfield and Little Horsted, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodPlashet Place

6th Jun 1841CensusLucy Martin, F, Head, age 51, born Sussex; occupation: farmerLucy Martin [Coleman]Plashet Park Farm1841 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Martin, M, [Son], age 26, born SussexEdward Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusLuther Martin, M, [Son], age 21, born SussexLuther Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusMartha Martin, F, [Daughter], age 20, born SussexMartha Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Martin, M, [Son], age 18, born SussexJames Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusJoseph Martin, M, [Son], age 17, born SussexJoseph Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusBenjamin Martin, M, [Son], age 17, born SussexBenjamin Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusRhoda Martin, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexRhoda Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Martin, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexThomas Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Martin, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexHannah Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusEsther Martin, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexEsther Martin
6th Jun 1841CensusRuth Martin, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexRuth Martin

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Packett, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation GamekeeperThomas PackettKeepers Lodge1841 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriett Packett, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexHarriet Packett [Cook] [Geering]
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriett Welfare, F, age 14, born SussexHarriett Welfare

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GamekeeperThomas PackettPark Farm House1851 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeHarriet Packett [Cook] [Geering]
30th Mar 1851CensusStep daughterAnn Cook
30th Mar 1851CensusStep daughterAnn Smith [Cook]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Ellis, farm labourerPlashett Park1851 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Ellis [Denton]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Ellis
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: blacksmithDavid Ellis

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: farm labourerThomas Cox, farm labourerPlashett Park1851 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarCharles Cox
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarElizabeth Cox
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterAnn Cox
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitor; occupation: annuitantAnne Cox

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; employs 8 people; occupation: farmerLucy Martin [Coleman]Park Farm1851 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterMartha Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterHannah Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEsther Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarRuth Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: farm labourerJames Gurr

1874Directory entryMessage Henry, farmer, Plashets farmPlashets farmPost Office Directory

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Cable, M, Head, widowed, age 71, born Suffolk, occupation: wood reeveJames Cable, wood reevePlashott Park1881 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusLaura Cable, F, Granddaughter, single, age 16, born London, occupation: housekeeperLaura Cable
3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur Cable, M, Grandson, single, age 13, born London, occupation: scholarArthur Cable
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnna Harper, F, Granddaughter, age 12, born Brighton; occupation: scholarAnna Harper

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdgar Message, M, Head, married, age 24, born Heathfield, employs 2 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmerEdgar Message, farmerPlashott Farm1881 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Winter Message, F, Wife, married, age 30, born CuckfieldEmily Winter Message
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdith Emily Message, F, Daughter, age 3, born SurreyEdith Emily Message
3rd Apr 1881CensusFredk. Edgar Message, M, Son, age 2, born SelmestonFrederick Edgar Message
3rd Apr 1881CensusClara Blanche Message, F, Daughter, age 1, born SelmestonClara Blanche Message
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam (Jno.) Gravett, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Hellingly; occupation: farm servantWilliam John Gravett
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth H. Trigwell, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Ringmer; occupation Farm ServantElizabeth H. Trigwell

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Weston, M, Head, widowed, age 88, born Ticehurst; occupation: farm servantJames Weston, farm servantPlashott Cottages1881 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriet Haffenden, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Chiddingly; occupation: servantHarriet Haffenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusMercy Smith, F, Head, widowed, age 44, born Kent; occupation Farm labourerMercy SmithPlashott Cottages1881 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Smith, M, Son, single, age 17, born Framfield; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Smith, F, Daughter, age 12, born Little Horsted; occupation ScholarEllen Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Smith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Little Horsted; occupation ScholarEmily Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Smith, M, Son, age 7, born Little Horsted; occupation ScholarStephen Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusChartilda Smith, F, Daughter, age 5, born Little Horsted; occupation ScholarChartilda Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusHorace Alf. Smith, M, Son, age 4, born Little Horsted; occupation ScholarHorace Alfred Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Lessiter, M, Head, married, age 38, born Wiltshire; occupation: gamekeeperHenry Lessiter, gamekeeperPlashott Tower1881 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Lessiter, F, Wife, married, age 39, born WiltshireSarah Lessiter
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Lessiter, M, Son, single, age 16, born Somerset; occupation: farm labourerJames Lessiter
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeo. Henry Lessiter, M, Son, age 13, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarGeorge Henry Lessiter, journeyman miller
3rd Apr 1881CensusAda Mary Lessiter, F, Daughter, age 10, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarAda Mary Lessiter
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Edw. Lessiter, M, Son, age 9, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarAlfred Edward Lessiter
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Lessiter, F, Daughter, age 6, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarElizabeth Lessiter
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Lessiter, M, Son, age 4, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarCharles Lessiter
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdith Jane Lessiter, F, Daughter, age 2, born Little HorstedEdith Jane Lessiter
3rd Apr 1881CensusMinnie Lessiter, F, Daughter, age 1, born Little HorstedMinnie Lessiter

1882Directory entryMessage Edgar, farmer, Plashet's Park farmPlashet's Park farmKelly's Directory

c 1899Plashett Park, South of Little Horsted - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyPlashett Park

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