The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 48; p. 58

Historical records

1327Subsidy/tax list1s 3dJohn CachCach, Village of Retherfeld, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1327Subsidy/tax list2s 0dAlicia CachCach, Village of Retherfeld, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1563HistoryKechyn [Ketches]Pullein's Rotherfield
Elizabethan Survey taken from the Duchy of Lancaster Miscellaneous Books (vol. 112) in the Public Record Office, the year being 6 Elizabeth (1563 and 1564)
"The Borroughe of Allchorne lying in the parishes of Retherfelde, Buxsted and Selmyston.
Surveyors. Robert Tye, Constable, Richard Vynall, John Burgeis, John Alchorne
They say upon their othes
The Boundaries of the said Borroughe
Beginneth in Retherfelde from the litell Hammerponde of Litell Boxted [Little Forge]. And from thence leading upp the Streame unto a long Ghyll from thence to Shotts [Shooters Cross now Burnt Oak] from thence Downe by a bridge to the Wysshe. And so from thence leading upp by a gyll to Allfreys, Kechyn [Ketches] and so from thence to Crowboroug ende from thence unto the lordes well [Lordswell] from the same well to Coker well and from thence to Toffethornes from thence to Blackpitt from thence to Stobbewell. And from thence leading to Hoodedyke. And so from thence leading down by Hoodes Gyll unto a hedge from thence to Kerye lane. And so from the said lane leading by a hedge to Pygred [Pickreed] lane. And so from thence to foresaid Hammerponde.
Memodm. That in the said Borroughe is a common lying in Retherfelde. The tenants whereof pay yerely unto Sir Richard Sackvyle Knight who is lord of the same - jd."

6th Oct 1693WillKetches or DirkinnsPullein's Rotherfield
Extract from the Will dated 29 January, 1691-2 of John Burges
"To my said son James Burges my messuage or tenement called Ketches or Dirkinns and lands belonging thereto containing forty-eight acres in Rotherfield purchased of John Groombridge, Jane his wife, George Hooper and others. Also to son James Burges my messuage or tenements called Pick Pale in Rotherfield containing twenty acres in my occupation and a piece of land called Sketts containing six acres in Rotherfield and twenty pounds of household stuff ...
"

Proved 6 October 1693

14th Apr 1744InheritanceKetches otherwise DirkinsPullein's Rotherfield
Extract from James Burges Will:
"My mind is that my loving wife Jane shall have for her own use the house, garden and all appurtenances called Ketches otherwise Dirkins in Rotherfield to dwell in during her natural life without paying anything therefor. And the use of the Yellow Bed with all thereto belonging in the Parlor chamber and all household goods and linen she may chose. And after her death to my executor [John Burges]. Also ten pounds to be paid within twelve months of my decease to her. Also a note of hand from John Alchorne for payment of fifty pounds and one from John Bridger for thirty pounds ...
To my son John Burges all my messuages lands tenements glebe lands and hereditatments whatsoever [Brookhouse] and wheresoever for ever and I appoint him my executor."
Proved 1744.

11th Aug 1790InheritanceKetchesPullein's Rotherfield
Extract from John Burges Will:
"To my nephew Robert Fry all those my several messuages barns buildings farms etc etc called Brookhouse, Ketches, Kiddersash, Pickpale, Grimes, ffordbrook, Croft and Jumbers in the several parishes of Rotherfield and Buxted now in occupation of John Pollington for ever. Charged with the payment of a clear annuity of forty pounds to niece Martha Bridger and her assigns for her natural life etc. Charged also with payment of one thousand pounds which I give and bequeath to all and every of her children lawfully begotten that shall be living at her decease as they respectively reach the age of twenty one years [Various provision regarding her death childless, or theirs before reaching twenty one, in which case the one thousand pounds went to the children of Jane Paige at twenty one].
To Robert Fry Latterís Wood, Highbeech alias Greenswood my messuage I now dwell in and its lands etc. my messuage in the town of Rotherfield called late Hillís, my messuage in the town of Rotherfield now in occupation of Thomas Langridge. And all other my messuages etc for ever. Provided and I order he shall permit my said niece Martha Bridger to dwell in one end of the said house late Hillís during her natural life paying nothing for the same ... All else of which I die possessed to my nephew Robert Fry charged with payment of an annuity of £4 to my servant man James Turk if he shall be in my service at my death. Also £4 annuity to my maid Hannah Dadswell if (as before)
My nephew Robert Fry executor."

Proved 1790.

21st May 1814InheritanceKitchesPullein's Rotherfield
Extract from Robert Fryís Will: "To my daughter Mary Hannah [wife of my nephew Thomas Fry] ... my messuage or tenement called Brookhouse, with the cottages ... called by the several names of Brookhouse, Kitches, Kiddersash, Pickpale, Grimes, Fordbrook, Croft and Jumbers, containing by admeasurement 346 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches in parishes of Rotherfield and Buxted now in tenure or occupation of Joseph Wickens ..."
proved 21st May 1814

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Hoadley, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Hoadly, farm labourerKetches1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Hoadley, F, [Wife], age 60 to 64, born SussexHannah Hoadley [Bones]
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Hoadley, M, [Son], age 38, born SussexJames Hoadley, farm labourer
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Adam, F, age 9, born SussexSarah Adam

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Holmwood, M, Head, age 52, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Holmwood, farm labourerKetches1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusDinah Holmwood, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexDinah Holmwood [Mancer]
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriet Holmwood, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexHarriet Parker [Holmwood]
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Holmwood, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexMary Ann Minns [Holmwood]

12th Nov 1843BirthAlfred Henry Allcorn, farmerKetchesRotherfield Parish Registers

20th Sep 1846BirthCharlotte Margaret Martin [Allcorn]KetchesRotherfield Parish Registers

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Holmwood, farm labourerKetches1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeDinah Holmwood [Mancer]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed; occupation: farm labourerHenry Hoadly, farm labourerKetches1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm labourerJames Hoadley, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusGranddaughter; occupation: housekeeperSusan Tester [Hoadley]

7th Apr 1861CensusDavid Wickens, M, Head, married, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDavid Wickens, farm labourerKetches1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusAnn Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Mayfield, SussexAnn Wickens [Piper]
7th Apr 1861CensusAnn Wickens, F, Daughter, age 3, born Mayfield, SussexAnn Wickens
7th Apr 1861CensusAlfred T Wickens, M, Son, age 3m, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred Tamner Wickens

7th Apr 1861CensusHarriett Allcorn, F, Head, widowed, age 53, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: almswomanHarriett Allcorn [Hoadley]Ketches1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusCharlotte M Allcorn, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Rotherfield, SussexCharlotte Margaret Martin [Allcorn]
7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Allcorn, M, Grandson, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Alchorne, farm servant

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Hoadley, M, Head, married, age 58, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Hoadley, farm labourerKetches1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusHenry Hoadley, M, Father, widowed, age 81, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Hoadly, farm labourer
7th Apr 1861CensusSarah A Allcorn, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperSarah Ann Maynard [Allcorn]

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Hoadley, M, Head, single, age 69, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Hoadley, farm labourerKetches1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusAnsley Marchant, F, Servant, widowed, age 73, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperAnsley Marchant

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Wickens, M, Head, married, age 48, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Wickens, farm labourerKetches1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusJane Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, SussexJane Wickens [Payne]
2nd Apr 1871CensusRuth Wickens, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Rotherfield, SussexRuth Jane Berwick [Wickens]
2nd Apr 1871CensusAlfred Wickens, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred Wickens
2nd Apr 1871CensusSamuel Wickens, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Samuel Wickens
2nd Apr 1871CensusFrancis Wickens, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFrances Wickens
2nd Apr 1871CensusWalter Wickens, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWalter Henry Wickens
2nd Apr 1871CensusEsther Wickens, F, Daughter, age 5m, born Rotherfield, SussexEsther Wickens

c 1875Sweethaws, Adams, Redbridge & Perrymans, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyKetches Farm

16th Sep 1878BirthJohn MitchellKetchesJudith Mitchell's records

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Parker, M, Head, married, age 28, born Newick; occupation: farmerGeorge Parker, farmerKitches1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgnes F. Parker, F, Wife, married, age 28, born RotherfieldFrances Parker [Mitchell]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEbnezer Parker, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarEbnezer Parker
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Parker, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarGeorge Parker, labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusAmos Parker, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarAmos Parker, farmer
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Parker, M, Son, age 4, born BuxtedThomas Parker
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgnes M. Parker, F, Daughter, age 2, born BuxtedAgnes M. Parker
3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Alex Parker, M, Son, age 11 m, born MaresfieldJesse Alex Parker

5th Apr 1891CensusLuke Godley, M, Head, married, age 59, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerLuke Godley, farm labourerKetches Farm1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Godley, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Godley [Dadswell]
5th Apr 1891CensusFredrick A Godley, M, Son, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonFrederick Alfred Godley
5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Brooman, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Brooman

1928Borowe or Manor of Alchorne in 1560Borowe or Manor of Alchorne in 1560 by Mr Chapman and Catherine PulleinKetchesPullein's Rotherfield

2001TodayKetches

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