The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Hamsell      Eridge  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 9; p. 14; p. 16; p. 56; p. 57; p. 90; p. 91; p. 278; p. 280; p. 281; p. 400
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 262

Places in Hamsell
Bath House
Brownings Forge Farm [a.k.a. Hamsell Manor]
Copyhold Farm
Eridge Railway Station
Eridge Station Inn [a.k.a. Hamsell Public House, The Huntsman] Inn
Hamsell Bridge
Hamsell Cottage
Hamsell Farm
Holden
Lake House
Station Cottages
Timber Yard Cottages
Historical records

1296Subsidy/tax list1s 6 1/2dJohn de HamselleHamselle, Village of Northborgh, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1296Subsidy/tax list1s 6 1/2dRoger de HamselleHamselle, Village of Northborgh, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1327Subsidy/tax list2s 7 1/2dBasil de HamselleHammeshull, Village of Northborough, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1332Subsidy/tax list3s 8 1/2dBasil de HamselleHamselle, Village of Northborough, Hundred of RutherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1590HistoryHamsellPullein's Rotherfield
Manor of Eridge with the capital mansion and park there
  • The farm of divers demesne lands there called Inhams containing by estimation 60 acres, being formerly in the hands and occupation of the lord, now let to Henry Nevill, esq for £11 0s 0d yearly
  • The farm of certain meadow there, part of the land Inhams of 6 acres let to Edward Nevill, esq., eldest son of the lord for £1 8s 0d yearly
  • The farm of divers demesne land there called Hamsell Woods, Lambe pasture and Horse pastures of 110 acres to Thomas Weston for £13 0s 0d yearly
  • The farm of a certain water mill situate within the park of Eridge so let to the said Thomas Weston for £13 0s 0d yearly
  • The farm of certain other lands, woods, meadows and pastures called Laggerslande and Highdeane of 50 acres let to Robert Woody for £10 0s 0d yearly
  • The farm of certain other lands there called Steelebridge meade and Slaughterhouse field of 16 acres let to Oliver Booby for £4 0s 0d yearly
  • The farm of a cottage and two crofts of land of 2 1/2 acres adjacent to Christopher Mudge for £4 0s 0d yearly
  • Farm of certain land called Pickstorckes and Hayfield of 10 acres to Nicholas Turner for £2 0s 0d
  • Farm of 3 1/2 acres of meadow lying near le horse meadow near le fordge to Oliver Booby for £2 0s 0d
  • Price of 1000 loads of marl dug in the wastes of this manor and sold to George Hosmer for 13s 4d

26th Feb 1839Hamsell, Sussex - 1839William Overy (occupier) and Henry Thwaites (owner)William OveryHouse and Garden (0 acres 3 roods 8 perches) plot 422Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Overy, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation FarmerWilliam OveryHamsell1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Overy, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexSally Ann Overy
Thomas Overy, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexThomas Overy
Emily Overy, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexEmily Kemp [Overy]
Robert Overy, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexRobert Overy
George Avis, M, age 15 to 19, born SussexGeorge Avis
Eliza Velvet, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantEliza Velvet

2nd Apr 1871CensusMoses Richardson, M, Head, married, age 50, born Thakeham, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiffMoses Richardson, farm bailiffHamsel House1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Eleanor Richardson, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Bury, SussexEleanor Richardson
Julian E Watts, M, Nephew, single, age 12, born Godalming, Surrey; occupation: general servantJulian E. Watts
John Glen, M, Servant, married, age 25, born Compton, Sussex; occupation: farm servantJohn Glen
Elizabeth Glen, F, Servant, married, age 25, born Keymer, Sussex; occupation: general servantElizabeth Glen

2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Saunders, M, Head, married, age 30, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Jesse Saunders, farm labourerHamsel Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Seaford, SussexSarah Ann Saunders
Mercy A Saunders, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMercy Ann Saunders
David L Saunders, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarDavid Luther Saunders
Flora Saunders, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexFlora Saunders
Esther J Saunders, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexEsther Jane Saunders
Clara A Saunders, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexClara Alice Saunders

c 1875Hamsell, Hamsellwood, Bullfinches & Eridge Station, South West of Eridge Park - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyHamsell

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Pilbeam, M, Head, married, age 27, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm LabourerGeorge Pilbeam, farm labourerHamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Jane Pilbeam, F, Wife, married, age 28, born RotherfieldMary Jane Pilbeam [Tester]
Ann Maria Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 4, born RotherfieldAnn Maria Pilbeam
Charlie Pilbeam, M, Son, age 2, born RotherfieldCharles Pilbeam
Charles Wilmore, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Pulborough; occupation Railway signalmanCharles Wilmore
William Jarvis, M, Boarder, single, age 16, born Hampshire; occupation: railway booking clerkWilliam Jarvis

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Reynolds, M, Head, married, age 42, born Lincolnshire; occupation Farm labourerEdward ReynoldsHamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Naomi Reynolds, F, Wife, married, age 34, born RotherfieldNaomi Reynolds [Berry]
George Reynolds, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Reynolds
Edward Reynolds, M, Son, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarEdward Reynolds
William Reynolds, M, Son, age 9, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarWilliam Reynolds
Thomas Reynolds, M, Son, age 3, born RotherfieldThomas Reynolds
Elizabeth Reynolds, F, Daughter, age 5, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarElizabeth Reynolds

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Garwood, M, Head, married, age 39, born Suffolk; occupation: farm labourerJohn Garwood, farm labourerHamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Garwood, F, Wife, married, age 50, born BerkshireElizabeth Garwood
John Garwood, M, Son, age 11, born Nottinghamshire; occupation: scholarJohn Garwood
Robert Morley, M, Boarder, single, age 50, born Eastbourne; occupation: shepherdRobert Morley
Henry Butler, M, Boarder, single, age 40, born Wadhurst, occupation: farm labourerHenry Butler

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Brown, M, Head, married, age 53, born Rotherfield; occupation: foremanWilliam Brown, foremanHamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Anne Brown, F, Wife, married, age 51, born RotherfieldAnne Brown
Philadelphia Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Rotherfield, unemployed; occupation: domestic servantPhiladelphia Brown
Clara Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born RotherfieldClara Brown

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Wilson, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerJohn WilsonHamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Charlotte Ann Wilson, F, Wife, married, age 26, born RotherfieldCharlotte Ann Wilson
Charlotte Ann Wilson, F, Daughter, age 3, born RotherfieldCharlotte Ann Wilson
John Wilson, M, Son, age 1, born RotherfieldJohn Wilson

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Styles, M, Head, married, age 54, born Wadhurst; occupation GardenerHenry StylesThe Lake Hamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sophia Styles, F, Wife, married, age 54Sophia Styles
Mahalatt Styles, F, Daughter, single, age 15Mahalatt Styles

1882Directory entryMarshall George F., poultry farmer, HamsellHamsellKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryPratt Thomas, farmer, HamsellHamsellKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Wickens, M, Head, married, age 63, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation GrocerWilliam Wickens, farmer and master wheelwrightHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriett Sophia Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Maresfield, SussexHarriott Sophia Wickens

5th Apr 1891CensusNelson Wickens, M, Head, married, age 37, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation Coal MerchantNelson Wickens, corn and coal merchantHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Cicely Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Witchurch, SouthhamptonCicely Wickens [Tranmer]
William Wickens, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Wickens

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Turner, M, Head, married, age 62, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: general labourerGeorge Turner, farm labourerHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Turner, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Hamsey, SussexSarah Turner [Howell]
Henry Turner, M, Son, single, age 30, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: general labourerHenry Turner
Frank Turner, M, Son, single, age 27, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: general labourerFrank Turner, shepherd on farm
Mary Jane Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Maresfield, SussexMary Jane Turner

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Funnell, M, Head, married, age 57, born Nutley, Sussex; occupation: steam sawyerEdward Funnell, sawyerHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Ann Funnell, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Maresfield, SussexMary Ann Funnell [Best]
Laura Helen Couchman, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, KentLaura Helen Couchman

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Wheatley, M, Head, married, age 39, born Maresfield, SussexWilliam Wheatley, farm labourerHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Orphah Wheatley, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Maresfield, SussexOrpah Wheatley [Holmwood]
Mercy Wheatley, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, SussexMercy Wheatley
William Wheatley, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Henry Wheatley, blacksmith
Frederick Wheatley, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, SussexFrederick Wheatley, railway porter
Pheobe Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, SussexPheobe Arnold [Wheatley]
Orpah Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexOrpah Harriet Wheatley
George Wheatley, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexGeorge Thomas Wheatley
Dorothy Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 5 months, born Rotherfield, SussexDorothy Salome Ruth Kate Adams [Wheatley]
Dorothy Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 5 months, born Rotherfield, SussexDorothy Salome Ruth Kate Adams [Wheatley]
Ruth Holmwood, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 45, born Rotherfield, SussexRuth Turner Holmwood
George Howard, M, Boarder, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Howard

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas William Neve, M, Head, married, age 42, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: landscape gardenerThomas William Neve, labourerHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ellen Neve, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Tudely, KentEllen Neve
George Neve, M, Son, single, age 16, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: grocer's assistantGeorge Neve
Alfred Neve, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: gardenerAlfred Neve
Ellen Neve, F, Daughter, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarEllen Neve
Henry Neve, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarHenry Neve
Thomas Neve, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarThomas Neve
Elizabeth Neve, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarElizabeth Neve
Albert Neve, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlbert Neve
Frederick Neve, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexFrederick Neve
Charles Neve, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexCharles Neve

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Tasker, M, Head, married, age 65, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Tasker, farm labourerHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Fanny Tasker, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Ticehurst, SussexFanny Tasker
Phillip Tasker, M, Son, single, age 22, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: railway porterPhilip Tasker
Elizabeth Tasker, F, Granddaughter, age 2, born Uckfield, SussexElizabeth Tasker
Elizabeth Tasker, F, Granddaughter, age 2, born Uckfield, SussexElizabeth Tasker
Kate Tasker, F, Granddaughter, age 19, born Withyham, SussexKate Tasker
Kate Tasker, F, Granddaughter, age 19, born Withyham, SussexKate Tasker

5th Apr 1891CensusAlexander Butler, M, Head, married, age 75, born Benenden, Kent, occupation: farm labourerAlexander Butler, farm labourerHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Butler, F, Wife, married, age 71, born Benenden, KentMary Butler
Alexander Butler, M, Son, single, age 24, born Benenden, Kent, occupation: farm labourerAlexander Butler

c 1899Eridge Station, Hamsell & Hamsellwood Farm, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyHamsell

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