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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 114

Historical records

1292Occupation OwnerJohn atte HaleHale Court

1327Occupation OwnerRichard atte HaleHale Court

1342Occupation OwnerThomas atte HaleHale Court

1590 to 1598HistoryHale FarmSutton's Historical Notes
This [The Parish of Withyham] was an extensive manor. In a survey (32-40 Elizabeth) it includes the knoll by the church, extending from Withyham towards Summerford, between the road on the one side and the river on the other, to the Manor of Fiskeridge; afterwards by Hale Farm, Blackham Common (now enclosed), Willets Farm, bounded by the Kent Water; along by Holywych, the Sussex House Farm, Holtye Common, extending a little way into the Parish of East Grinstead on the right, over to the Beeches Farm and Bassetts, towards Hartfield and to Hodore.

1597FreeholderJohn Saxbiesthe HaleBuckhurst Terrier
John Saxbies of Hale holds by deed tenement and land called the Hale, 120 acres, bounds:
  • Lyhode Common to the West
  • Lord Buckhurst's Blackham Manor to the North
  • the great river from Somerford Bridge to Chafford Bridge to the East
  • Robert Baker's Balfinches Mead to the South
Rent 29s. 11 3/4d.

c 1597Blackham Court, Hale Land, Ham House and Prowdes, The Manor of Blackham - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierHale Land

1623Occupation TenantNicholas SaxpesHale Court

1663Occupation TenantThomas SaxpesHale Court

1676Occupation TenantJohn BurgesHale Court

1714Occupation TenantThomas RussellHale Court

1737Occupation TenantRichard SpencerHale Court

1741Occupation TenantRobert CrowhurstHale Court

1741Occupation TenantJoseph SpencerHale Court

1749Occupation TenantJohn senior SpencerHale Court

1749Occupation TenantJoseph SpencerHale Court

1749Occupation TenantJoseph SpencerHale Court

1762Occupation TenantThomas HillsHale Court

1774Occupation TenantJohn CorkHale Court

1783Occupation TenantThomas WelfareHale Court

c 1795Withyham, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamHale Farm

1796Occupation TenantJohn EverestHale Court

1803Occupation TenantJ PoundHale Court

1806Occupation TenantThomas OvendenHale Court

1825Occupation TenantFrancis MartinHale Court

c 1825Withyham, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodHall Farm

1838CensusHead; occupation FarmerAbraham Hale, farmerHale Court Farm1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex

1838Occupation TenantAbraham Hale, farmerHale Court

6th Jun 1841CensusAbraham Hale, M, Head, age 55 to 59; occupation FarmerAbraham Hale, farmerHale Farm1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Hale, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54Mary Hale
6th Jun 1841CensusElisabeth Hale, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29Elisabeth Hale
6th Jun 1841CensusRobert Hale, M, [Son], age 20 to 24Robert Hale
6th Jun 1841CensusJane Hale, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24Jane Hale
6th Jun 1841CensusEllen Hale, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19Ellen Hale
6th Jun 1841CensusEmma Hale, F, [Daughter], age 13Emma Hale
6th Jun 1841CensusCaroline Hale, F, [Daughter], age 10Caroline Hale
6th Jun 1841CensusHarry Hale, M, [Son], age 8Henry Hale
6th Jun 1841CensusCaroline Farmer, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantCaroline Farmer
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Wickham, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation ServantJames Wickham
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Huggett, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantJohn Huggett
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Hewitt, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Hewitt
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Heat, M, age 14, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Heath

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 9 people; occupation: farmerAbraham Hale, farmerHale Farm1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Hale
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterCaroline Hale
30th Mar 1851CensusSonHenry Hale
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitor; occupation VisitorSusan Wicken
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm ServantStephen Styles
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: farm servantStephen Tasker, bricklayer's labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitor; occupation VisitorMaria Wicken

1863Occupation TenantHenry HaleHale Court

1867Directory entryHale Henry, farmer, Hale farmHale farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryHale Hy., farmer & hop grower, Hale farmHale farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Blackham Court, Hale Farm, Ham Farm and Old Farm, North East of Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyHale Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Hale, M, Head, married, age 48, born Surrey, employs 4 men and 2 boys; occupation: farmerHenry HaleHale Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Hale, F, Wife, married, age 41, born WithyhamElizabeth Hale [Parris]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn P. Hale, M, Son, age 10, born Withyham; occupation: scholarJohn P. Hale
3rd Apr 1881CensusPercy Hale, M, Son, age 5, born Withyham; occupation: scholarPercy Hale
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmma Huggatt, F, Servant, single, age 20, born East Grinstead; occupation: servantEmma Huggatt
3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur Hubbard, M, Servant, age 15, born Withyham; occupation: farm servantArthur Hubbard

1882Directory entryHale Hy., farmer & hop grower, Hale farmHale farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Hale, M, Head, married, age 58, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: farmerHenry Hale, farmerHale Farm1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Hale, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Withyham, SussexElizabeth Hale
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn P Hale, M, Son, single, age 20, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: grocer's assistantJohn P Hale
5th Apr 1891CensusPercy Hale, M, Son, single, age 15, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonPercy Hale
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Day, M, Brother, single, age 17, born Marden, Kent; occupation: grocer's assistantJohn Day
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Bayley, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantElizabeth Bayley

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry Hale, M, Head, married, age 78, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: farmerHenry Hale, farmerHale Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusElzabeth Hale, F, Wife, married 42 years, age 71, born Withyham, SussexElzabeth Hale
2nd Apr 1911CensusHenrietta Taylor, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: general servantHenrietta Taylor

2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Stephen Langridge, M, Head, married, age 42, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Stephen Langridge, farmerHam Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusAnnie Langridge, F, Wife, married 10 years, age 40, born Hartfield, SussexAnnie Langridge
2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Langridge, M, Son, age 9, born Hever, Kent; occupation: schoolJohn Langridge
2nd Apr 1911CensusAnthony Wright Langridge, M, Son, age 8, born Hever, KentAnthony Wright Langridge
2nd Apr 1911CensusRobert Langridge, M, Son, age 6, born Withyham, SussexRobert Langridge
2nd Apr 1911CensusPaul Langridge, M, Son, age 5, born Withyham, SussexPaul Langridge
2nd Apr 1911CensusJames Ridgway Langridge, M, Son, age 3, born Withyham, SussexJames Ridgway Langridge
2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry Langridge, M, Son, age 2, born Withyham, SussexHenry Langridge
2nd Apr 1911CensusEthel May Taylor, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: domestic servantEthel May Taylor
2nd Apr 1911CensusFrancis Isabel Butcher, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servantFrancis Isabel Butcher

2nd Apr 1911CensusPercy Hale, M, Head, married, age 35, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmerPercy Hale, farmerHale Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusBessie Ellen Hale, F, Wife, married 2 years, age 35, born Kennington, LondonBessie Ellen Hale
2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Hale, M, Son, age 1, born Withyham, SussexJohn Hale

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