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Jesse Divall, farm labourer, son of Jesse Divall, brick maker and Mary Divall [Holmwood]
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Type
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6th Mar 1811
Born
In the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
 
14th Apr 1811
Christened
At St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
21st Dec 1839
Married
Charlotte Diplock at St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Shephards Hill in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Jesse Divall, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
1842
Birth of a son
George in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
Sep 1848
Married
Mary Huggett at St Swithin Parish Church in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
John Divall's records
 
1849
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex
1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Ashurst Wood in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex; Head; occupation: farm labourer
1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
1852
Birth of a son
Henry in the Parish of Forest Row, Sussex
Forest Row Parish Registers
 
1856
Birth of a son
James in the Parish of Forest Row, Sussex
Forest Row Parish Registers
 
1858
Birth of a son
Thomas in the Parish of Forest Row, Sussex
Forest Row Parish Registers
 
1861
Birth of a son
Benjamin John in the Parish of Forest Row, Sussex
Forest Row Parish Registers
 
1864
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Forest Row, Sussex
Forest Row Parish Registers
 
1867
Birth of a daughter
Mary Ann in the Parish of Forest Row, Sussex
Forest Row Parish Registers
 
18th Oct 1879
Recollections
At Quabrook Common
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Dival, Jesse. Quabrook Common, Hartfield. Born 6 March 1811 at Chuckhatch. My Father used to make bricks in the yard there in summer and in the winter he worked at litter cutting and the like. When I was a little boy I used to go out and help rake it together for him and I recollect one of the people he used to cut for was Mr. Cook of Blackham Farm, Withyham, (Price owner). Why I recollect this so well was that the men who came to carry it used to bring a good meat pie for lunch, I suppose as an encouragement for them to bring a good load. I always used to scheme to be there at lunch time. I should then have been from 9 to 10 years old. It was sometime before I went to service. The Ladytide after I was 14 1 went to service to Mr. Quaife butcher at Hartfield Street for 4 years. I then went to service with my uncle Thomas Divall at Chuck Hatch and worked at tile making in the summer and at wood cutting and litter cutting in the winter. At the end of 1 1/2 years I came to live with my Father at Quarock. When I was about 24 I went to live with Mr. Thomas Foster at Little Parrock Farm and worked for him for 5 years. During that time after we had finished wheat sowing I used to go out on the Forest and cut litter for him and helped bring it home. I did so every winter while I was in his service. I also cut a little turf for him, about 2 loads every summer in a part of the Forest we called Lodge Mires between Quarock and Broadstone. I also cut a few brakes for him. He used to turn out young stock on the Forest I used to drive them out. When I left home I got married at Hartfield Church the Christmas after I was 29.

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3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Quabrook in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Jesse Divall, M, Head, married, age 70, born Hartfield; occupation: farmer
1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
5th Apr 1891
Census
At 2, Divalls Cottages in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex; Jesse Divall, M, Head, widowed, age 80, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: retired farmer
1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
1st Jun 1891
Died
In the Parish of Ashurstwood, Sussex; Cause of death: Bronchitis
John Divall's records

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Deval, Devale, Devall, Daval, Dival, Divall, Divell, Diwell, Dovell, Duval, Duvall, Duvell, Duvull, Divol family records
The ancestral pedigree of Jesse Divall, farm labourer
  
 William Divalm: 11th Oct 1779 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Avis 
 b: c 1760  b: c 1760
  
   
 Jesse Richard 
 b: 1787 Rotherfield, Sussex
d: 21st Feb 1874 Quabrook, Hartfield, Sussex, Cause of death - Bronchitis
bur: 27th Feb 1874 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: c 1790 Rotherfield, Sussex
d: 1847 Frant, Sussex
 
       
Grandfather record
   
   
    
 Jesse Divall
brick maker
m: 14th Feb 1811 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, SussexMary Holmwood 
 b: 1787 Rotherfield, Sussex
d: 21st Feb 1874 Quabrook, Hartfield, Sussex, Cause of death - Bronchitis
bur: 27th Feb 1874 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
  b: 1787 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 5th Sep 1787 St. Denys Church
  
           
Jesse  James  Sophia Ambrose Hezeliah Mary Michael Thomas 
b: 6th Mar 1811 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Apr 1811 St. Mary's Church
d: 1st Jun 1891 Ashurstwood, Sussex, Cause of death: Bronchitis
  b: 1815 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Apr 1815 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1819 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Nov 1819 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1821 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Sep 1821 St. Mary's Church
d: October 1897 East Grinstead Workhouse, East Grinstead, Sussex
bur: 25th Oct 1897 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1824 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 16th Feb 1824 St. Mary's Church
d: 1824 Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1824 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 16th Feb 1824 St. Mary's Church
d: 1824 Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1828 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 20th Jan 1828 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1833 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Apr 1833 St. Mary's Church
 
   George  William               
   b: 1813 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Feb 1813 St. Mary's Church
d: 1900 Quabrook, Hartfield, Sussex
  b: 1817 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Aug 1817 St. Mary's Church
d: 1909 Colemans Hatch, Hartfield, Sussex
               
                       
Parental record
   
   
    
1st marriage Jesse Divall
farm labourer
m: 21st Dec 1839 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, SussexCharlotte Diplock 
 b: 6th Mar 1811 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Apr 1811 St. Mary's Church
d: 1st Jun 1891 Ashurstwood, Sussex, Cause of death: Bronchitis
  b: 1823 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 2nd Mar 1823 St Swithin Parish Church
d: 16th Jun 1845 East Grinstead, Sussex
  
  
 George 
 b: 1842 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Jun 1842 St. Mary's Church
 
    
Family record
    
2nd marriage Jesse Divall
farm labourer
m: September 1848 St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, SussexMary Huggett 
 b: 6th Mar 1811 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Apr 1811 St. Mary's Church
d: 1st Jun 1891 Ashurstwood, Sussex, Cause of death: Bronchitis
  b: 1823 Cowden, Kent
ch: 26th Feb 1826 St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, Sussex, daughter of John Huggett (bricklayer) & Hannah Huggett
d: 9th Jun 1888 Forest Row, Sussex
  
        
 William Henry James Thomas Benjamin John John Mary Ann 
 b: 1849 East Grinstead, Sussex
ch: 25th Nov 1849 St Swithin Parish Church
 b: 1852 Forest Row, Sussex
ch: 18th Jan 1852 Holy Trinity Church
d: 16th Jul 1883 Brasted, Kent
 b: 1856 Forest Row, Sussex
ch: 4th May 1856 Holy Trinity Church
 b: 1858 Forest Row, Sussex
ch: 2nd Jan 1859 Holy Trinity Church
 b: 1861 Forest Row, Sussex
ch: 26th May 1861 Holy Trinity Church
d: 9th Oct 1943 Colemans Hatch, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1864 Forest Row, Sussex
ch: 25th Dec 1864 Holy Trinity Church
 b: 1867 Forest Row, Sussex
ch: 27th Jan 1867 Holy Trinity Church
 
                   

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