The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 61
1925Ticehurst: The Story of a Sussex Village by Leonard J. Hodson, LL.B. (Lond.) and Julia A. Odell ⇒ p. 129

Historical records

1372 to 1427HistoryWhilighWace's Wadhurst
Whiligh became a separate manor in the reign of Edward III. Before that it was part of the Manor of Ticehurst and of the Bibleham portion of Wadhurst then held by the family of Pashley. In 1372 (Edward I.) the "Whileigh" lands were granted by Sir Robert de Pashly to two residents of Goudhurst, one of whom in 1427 settled them on Ralph Shoyswell and his wife, the widow of Thos. Playsted.

1784South Front of Whiligh in Ticehurst belonging to Henry Courthope Esq.South Front of Whiligh in Ticehurst belonging to Henry Courthope Esq., watercolour painted by Samuel Hieronymus GrimmSamuel Hieronymus Grimm, topographical artist© British Library Board - Shelfmark: Additional MS 5670, Item number: f. 3 (no. 5)

6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Parkes, F, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation Straw bonnet makerAnn ParkesWyligh Cottage1841 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Anne Parkes, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29, born SussexAnne Parkes
Mary Parkes, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29, born SussexMary Parkes
Moses Wright, M, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerMoses Wright
Elizabeth Wright, F, age 60 to 64, born SussexElizabeth Wright

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Campion Courthope, M, Head, age 30 to 34; occupation: independentGeorge Campion Courthope, independentGreat Whiligh Mansion1841 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Anna Courthope, F, [Wife], age 23; occupation: independentAnna Courthope
Sophia Deacon, F, age 20 to 24; occupation: independentSophia Deacon
John Mann, M, age 40 to 44; occupation: butlerJohn Mann
Isaac Doust, M, age 40 to 44; occupation: gardenerIsaac Doust, gardener
Joseph Browning, M, age 22, born Sussex, occupation: footmanJoseph Browning
Emily Yannold, F, age 20 to 24; occupation Lady's maidEmily Yannold
Phoebe Turner, F, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: cookPhoebe Turner
Lucy Greenwood, F, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: housemaidLucy Greenwood
Martha Oxley, F, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation DairymaidMartha Oxley
Mary Bellingham, F, age 19, born Sussex; occupation: kitchenmaidMary Bellingham

30th Mar 1851CensusHilary Bishop, M, Head, married, age 41, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: gardenerHilary Bishop, gardenerWhiligh Gardens1851 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Mary Bishop, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Goudhurst, KentMary Bishop [Calder]
Mary Bishop, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: employed at homeMary Brissenden [Bishop]
Esther Bishop, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarEsther Bishop
George Bishop, M, Son, single, age 9, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge Bishop
William Bishop, M, Son, single, age 5, born Ticehurst, SussexWilliam Bishop

30th Mar 1851CensusGeorge Campion Courthope, M, Head, married, age 40, born London; occupation: magistrate and land proprieterGeorge Campion Courthope, magistrate and land proprieterWhiligh1851 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Anna Courthope, F, Wife, married, age 33, born LondonAnna Courthope
Anna Sophia Courthope, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born London; occupation: scholarAnna Sophia Courthope
Emily Mary Courthope, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmily Mary Courthope
Frances Allinia Courthope, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born Ticehurst, SussexFrances Allinia Courthope
George John Courthope, M, Son, single, age 2, born Ticehurst, SussexGeorge John Courthope
William Francis Courthope, M, Son, single, age 9M, born Hastings, SussexWilliam Francis Courthope
Mary Jane Shilling, F, Governess, single, age 26, born Dublin, Ireland; occupation: governessMary Jane Shilling
Sarah Martin, F, Servant, single, age 53, born Twineham, Sussex; occupation: cookSarah Martin
Charlotte Grantham, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Isle of Wight; occupation: ladies maidCharlotte Grantham
Matilda Oldmeadow, F, Servant, single, age 49, born Hertfordshire; occupation: NurseMatilda Oldmeadow
Anne Wood, F, Servant, single, age 46, born Wivelsfield, Sussex; occupation: HousemaidAnne Wood
Frances Eastwood, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: laundry maidFrances Eastwood
Eliza Patchin, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation: HousemaidEliza Patchin
Sarah Thompson, F, Servant, single, age 22, born London; occupation: NurserymaidSarah Thompson
Frances Skinner, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: kitchenmaidFrances Skinner
John Saunders, M, Servant, single, age 46, born Devon; occupation: butlerJohn Saunders
James Burgess, M, Servant, single, age 28, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: coachmanJames Burgess
George Williams, M, Servant, single, age 27, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: FootmanGeorge Williams

30th Mar 1851CensusJohn Parks, M, Head, married, age 73, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: Former servantJohn ParksWhiligh Cottages1851 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Ann Parks, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Chailey, SussexAnn Parks
Anne Parks, F, Daughter, single, age 39, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: Straw bonnet makerAnne Parks
Mary Parks, F, Daughter, single, age 36, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: MillinerMary Parks

3rd Apr 1881CensusHilary Bishop, M, Head, widowed, age 71, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: gardenerHilary Bishop, gardenerWhiligh Cottage1881 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Mary Brissenden, F, Daughter, widowed, age 45, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: housekeeperMary Brissenden [Bishop]
Hilary Brissenden, M, Grandson, age 15, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: no occupationHilary Brissenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Champion Courthope, M, Head, married, age 70, born London St Giles, Middlesex; occupation: justice of the peace, etcGeorge Champion Courthope, justice of the peace, etcWhiligh House1881 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Anna Courthope, F, Wife, married, age 63, born London St Botolphs, Middlesex; occupation: J.P.'s wifeAnna Courthope
Emily Mary Courthope, F, Daughter, single, age 36, born Ticehurst, SussexEmily Mary Courthope
Frances Albinia Courthope, F, Daughter, single, age 35, born Ticehurst, SussexFrances Albinia Courthope
Emma Ansett, F, Servant, single, age 47, born Ditton, Kent; occupation: housekeeperEmma Ansett
Emma Swaine, F, Servant, single, age 49, born Shurstone, Stafford; occupation: lady's maidEmma Swaine
Susannah Burns, F, Servant, single, age 48, born Foulness Asland, Essex, occupation: upper housemaidSusannah Burns
Ella Batey, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Swanley, Kent, occupation: 2nd housemaidElla Batey
Elizabeth Piggott, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Uffington, Berkshire; occupation: 3rd housemaidElizabeth Piggott
Ellen Maria Neve, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Hethersett, Norfolk; occupation: kitchenmaidEllen Maria Neve
Elizabeth Hodge, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: 2nd kitchenmaidElizabeth Hodge
Edward Pratt, M, Servant, single, age 49, born London, Middlesex; occupation: butlerEdward Pratt
William Blackmore, M, Servant, single, age 26, born Clevedon, Somerset, occupation: footmanWilliam Blackmore
William Perry, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Dexton, Wiltshire; occupation: GroomWilliam Perry

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Brissenden, M, Head, married, age 75, born Ticehurst, Sussex, occupation: gamekeeperJohn Brissenden, gamekeeperWhiligh Cottage1881 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Mary Brissenden, F, Wife, married, age 74, born Wrotham, Kent, occupation: gamekeeper's wifeMary Brissenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam French, M, Head, married, age 58, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam French, farm labourerWhiligh Cottage1881 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Hannah French, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: laudressHannah French
Hannah Maria French, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantHannah Maria French
Henry French, M, Son, age 11, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarHenry French
Thomas King, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas King

3rd Apr 1881CensusDaniel Mansbridge, M, Head, married, age 54, born West Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: coachmanDaniel Mansbridge, coachmanWhiligh Cottage1881 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Amelia Mansbridge, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Groombridge, SussexAmelia Mansbridge
Daniel Mansbridge, M, Son, single, age 18, born Ticehurst, SussexDaniel Mansbridge

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharlotte Boorman, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Brightling, Sussex, occupation: labourer's widowCharlotte Boorman [Bourne]Whiligh Lodge and Cottage1881 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Flora Boorman, F, Granddaughter, age 11, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarFlora Boorman

5th Apr 1891CensusCharlotte Hazelden, F, Head, married, age 62, born Burwash, SussexCharlotte HazeldenWhiligh Gates1891 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Alfred J Hazelden, M, Son, single, age 23, born Crowhurst, Surrey; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Joseph Hazelden

5th Apr 1891CensusDaniel Mansbridge, M, Head, married, age 64, born West Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: coachmanDaniel Mansbridge, coachmanWhiligh Gates1891 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Amelia Mansbridge, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Groombridge, KentAmelia Mansbridge
Emma Mansbridge, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Ticehurst, SussexEmma Mansbridge

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam French, M, Head, married, age 67, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam French, farm labourerWhiligh Gates1891 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Hannah French, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Speldhurst, KentHannah French

5th Apr 1891CensusEdmund Denny, M, Head, married, age 44, born Rendlesham, Suffolk; occupation: gamekeeperEdmund Denny, gamekeeperWhiligh Gates1891 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Mary C Denny, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Snope, SuffolkMary C Denny
Edith E Denny, F, Daughter, age 15, born Pluckley, KentEdith E Denny
Edmund J Denny, M, Son, age 13, born Great Chart, Kent; occupation: scholarEdmund J Denny
George W Denny, M, Son, age 6, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge W Denny

5th Apr 1891CensusHilary Bishop, M, Head, widowed, age 81, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: gardenerHilary Bishop, gardenerWhiligh Gardens1891 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Mary Brissenden, M, widowed, age 55, born Goudhurst, Kent, occupation: housekeeperMary Brissenden

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge C Courthope, M, Head, married, age 79, born Bedford Square, London; occupation: magistrate, living on own meansGeorge C Courthope, magistrate, living on own meansWhiligh Mansion1891 Census
Ticehurst, Sussex
Anna Courthope, F, Wife, married, age 73, born Bishopgate St Within, LondonAnna Courthope
Emily M Courthope, F, Daughter, single, age 46, born Ticehurst, SussexEmily M Courthope
Frances A Courthope, F, Daughter, single, age 45, born Ticehurst, SussexFrances A Courthope
William Brooker, M, Servant, single, age 48, born Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire; occupation: butlerWilliam Brooker
Frank S Dunsby, M, Servant, single, age 24, born Marlborough, Wiltshire; occupation: footmanFrank S Dunsby
George Poile, M, Servant, single, age 25, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: GroomGeorge Poile
Ellen Howe, F, Servant, single, age 40, born Rattlesden, Suffolk; occupation: housekeeper and cookEllen Howe
Emma Swann, F, Servant, single, age 59, born Shenstone, Staffordshire; occupation: lady's maidEmma Swann
Charlotte Symons, F, Servant, single, age 48, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: lady's maidCharlotte Symons
Susannah Bunn, F, Servant, single, age 59, born Foulness Island, Essex, occupation: housemaidSusannah Bunn
Laura Jones, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Twyning, Gloucestershire; occupation: housemaidLaura Jones
Emma A Sinnock, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Nettlestead, Kent; occupation: housemaidEmma A Sinnock
Elizabeth Bassett, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scullerymaidElizabeth Bassett

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