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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 304

Historical records

before 9th Apr 1724Historyle Kings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield
Court Rolls of April 9th 1724 - "the Homage present Adam Farmer who held freely to him and his heirs by fealty etc. and yearly rent of tenpence a messuage called le Kings Arms with stables, garden and other appointments thereto belonging and formerly in tenure of Thomas Hoadley or his assigns, formerly surrendered the said premises to Andrew Jenkins of Rotherfield his heirs and assigns. There falls for relief 10d. Which said Andrew Jenkins has paid and he does fealty etc."

9th Apr 1724Occupation OwnerAdam FarmerKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

9th Apr 1724Occupation OwnerThomas HoadleyKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1724 to 1730Occupation OwnerAndrew JenkinsKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1730 to 1735Occupation TenantMrs JenkinsKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1735 to 1746Occupation TenantJoseph AppsKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1746 to 1748Occupation TenantWidow AppsKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1748 to 1764Occupation TenantWilliam BoxKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1764 to 1771Occupation TenantSamuel WickensKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1771 to 1786Occupation TenantWidow WickensKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1785 to 1790Occupation TenantSarah ColeKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1786 to 1788Occupation TenantRobert ColeKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1790 to 1799Occupation TenantSamuel DamperKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1799 to 1806Occupation TenantRichard CarterKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1806 to 1807Occupation TenantDavid WaghorneKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1807 to 1809Occupation TenantHenry BedwellKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

1835Occupation TenantMichael MilesKings ArmsPullein's Rotherfield

26th Feb 1839Rotherfield - 1839Peter Prudence (occupier) and William Tooth (owner)Peter PrudencePublic House Kings Arms and Yard, Buildings etc. (0 acres 1 roods 10 perches) plot 3148Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusPeter Prudence, M, Head, age 65, born Sussex; occupation PublicanPeter PrudenceKings Arms1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Prudence, F, [Wife], age 63, born SussexMary Prudence
Peter Prudence, M, [Son], age 32, born SussexPeter Prudence
Martha Prudence, F, [Daughter-in-law], age 27, born SussexMartha Prudence
Peter Prudence, M, [Grand-son], age 10, born SussexPeter Prudence
Jesse Prudence, M, [Grand-son], age 8, born SussexJesse Prudence
James Prudence, M, [Grand-son], age 1, born SussexJames Prudence
James Gibson, M, age 22, born Ireland; occupation: surveyorJames Gibson
Michael Gaffney, M, age 25 to 29, born Ireland; occupation: surveyorMichael Gaffney
James Gill, M, age 25 to 29, born Ireland; occupation: surveyorJames Gill
Patrick Gammon, M, age 28, born Ireland; occupation: surveyorPatrick Gammon

1851Scott, Edward; occupation InnkeeperEdward ScottKings ArmsPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation InnkeeperEdward ScottVillage [Kings Arms]1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Scott
Servant; occupation: general servantCharles Baker
Lodger; occupation DroverRichard Tunbridge
Lodger; occupation: droverJohn Mann
LodgerDavid Highwood
Son; occupation ScholarWilliam Scott
DaughterEmily Scott
SonCharles Scott

7th Apr 1861CensusEdward Scott, M, Head, widowed, age 54, born Wormingford, Essex; occupation: innkeeperEdward Scott, innkeeperVillage1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Emily Scott, F, Daughter, age 14, born Tonbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarEmily Scott
Charles A Scott, M, Son, age 12, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholarCharles A. Scott
Harriett Bonds, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantHarriett Bonds
George A Weller, M, Servant, single, age 34, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation: ostlerGeorge A. Weller

1867Directory entryScott Edward, King's ArmsKing's ArmsPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Scott, M, Head, widowed, age 63, born Wormingford, Essex; occupation: innkeeperEdward Scott, innkeeperKings Arms Inn1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Louisa Scott, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: housekeeperLouisa Scott
Fredrick Martin, M, Servant, single, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: ostlerFrederick Martin
Eleanor Wilmshurst, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: general servantEleanor Wilmshurst
Harry Hunt, M, Lodger, single, age 22, born Horsham, Sussex; occupation: parish clerkHarry Hunt
Simeon Bates, M, Lodger, single, age 20, born Ivychurch, Kent; occupation: farmer's sonSimeon Bates
James Turvill, M, Lodger, married, age 43, born Sunbury, Middlesex; occupation: farm bailiffJames Turvill
George Almond, M, Lodger, single, age 20, born Peasmarsh, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Almond
James Cooper, M, Lodger, married, age 44, born Beckley, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiffJames Cooper

1874Directory entryScott Edward, King's ArmsKing's ArmsPost Office Directory

c 1875Catts Corner, Town Row, Horse Grove & Cottage Hill, Rotherfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyKings Arms

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles A. Scott, M, Head, married, age 32, born Tonbridge; occupation Licenced VictuallerCharles A. ScottKings Arms Public House1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Jane Scott, F, Wife, married, age 29, born PulboroughJane Scott
Dora Scott, F, Daughter, age 2, born RotherfieldDora Scott
Walter Scott, M, Son, age 10 m, born RotherfieldWalter Scott
Katherine Grant, F, Niece, age 10, born Withyham; occupation: scholarKatherine Grant
Susan Etheridge, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Billingshurst; occupation: domestic servantSusan Etheridge
Emily Callow, F, Nurse, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation: nursemaidEmily Jane Tucker [Callow]
Amos Bassett, M, Ostler, single, age 26, born Speldhurst; occupation: ostlerAmos Bassett
Charles Booth, M, Visitor, married, age 27, born Iden, occupation: shepherdCharles Booth
George Wright, M, Visitor, married, age 28, born Ore; occupation CowkeeperGeorge Wright
Frederick Mallion, M, Visitor, single, age 15; occupation: farm labourerFrederick Mallion

1882Directory entryScott Charles A., King's ArmsKing's ArmsKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Scott, M, Head, married, age 42, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: innkeeper and grazierCharles Scott, innkeeper and grazierKings Arms1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Jane Scott, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Pulborough, SussexJane Scott
Dora Scott, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarDora Scott
Walter Scott, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWalter Scott
Alfred Scott, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlfred Scott
Kate Scott, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarKate Scott
Florence Scott, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFlorence Scott
Chalres A Scott, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarChalres A Scott
Clara Scott, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexClara Scott
Katherine Groal, F, Niece, single, age 20, born Groombridge, Sussex; occupation: barmaidKatherine Groal
Elise Etheridge, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Billingshurst, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantElise Etheridge

c 1899Rotherfield, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyKings Arms

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry A. Pickard, M, Head, married, age 51, born Rugby, Warwickshire; occupation: licenced victuallerHenry A. Pickard, licenced victuallerKings Arms Inn, Rotherfield1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Pickard, F, Wife, married 21 years, age 49, born Brampton, HuntingdonshireElizabeth Pickard
Marguerite Pickard, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Lambeth; occupation: mother's helpMarguerite Pickard
Eileen Pickard, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born East Ilsley, BerkshireEileen Pickard
Walter C. Pickard, M, Brother, single, age 40, born RugbyWalter C. Pickard

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