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6th Oct 1693WillPick PalePullein'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

11th Aug 1790InheritancePickpalePullein'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 1814InheritancePickpalePullein'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

16th Oct 1826BirthWilliam HolmwoodPick PaleESRO

9th Apr 1829BirthJames HolmwoodPick PaleESRO

6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Card, F, Head, age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Card [Holmwood]Pick Pale1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusCharles Card, M, [Son], age 15, born SussexCharles Card
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriott Card, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexHarriett Hyder [Card]
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Card, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexAnn Dadswell [Card]
6th Jun 1841CensusJane Card, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexJane Card
6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Card, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexRichard Card, domestic groom
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Card, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexMary Card
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Card, M, [Grand-son], age 2 months, born SussexWilliam Card, farm labourer

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Hoadley, M, Head, age 36, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry HoadleyPick Pale1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusAnne Hoadley, F, [Wife], age 33, born SussexAnn Hoadley [Bonds]
6th Jun 1841CensusSusanna Hoadley, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexSusan Tester [Hoadley]
6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Hoadley, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexHenry Hoadley, farm labourer
6th Jun 1841CensusAllis Hoadley, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexAllice Hoadley

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerMichael Holmwood, farm labourerPick Pale1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Holmwood [Wilmshurst]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterMelina Holmwood
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: pauperGeorge Holmwood
30th Mar 1851CensusGranddaughter; occupation: deaf and dumbRuth Turner Holmwood
30th Mar 1851CensusGranddaughterEphi Holmwood

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerHenry Headley, farm labourerPick Pale1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeAnn Headley
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm labourerHenry Headley
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarAlice Headley
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarAnn Headley
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterHannah Headley
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitor; occupation TailorJames Peerless

7th Apr 1861CensusJesse Pilbeam, M, Head, married, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJesse Pilbeam, farm labourerPicpale1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusMaria Pilbeam, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Rotherfield, SussexMaria Pilbeam
7th Apr 1861CensusJane E Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexJane E. Pilbeam
7th Apr 1861CensusCaroline M Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexCaroline M. Pilbeam
7th Apr 1861CensusCharles J Pilbeam, M, Son, age 8m, born Rotherfield, SussexCharles J. Pilbeam

7th Apr 1861CensusStephen Brooman, M, Head, married, age 63, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerStephen Brooman, farm labourerPicpale1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusHannah Brooman, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Rotherfield, SussexHannah Brooman [Duplock]
7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Brooman, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge Brooman, farm labourer

c 1875Rocks Farm, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyPick Pale

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Brooman, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Brooman, farm labourerPickpale1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhoebe Brooman, F, Wife, married, age 36, born RotherfieldPhoebe Brooman [Field Buss]
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas F. Brooman, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarThomas Frederick Brooman
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames E. Brooman, M, Son, age 5, born RotherfieldJames Edward Brooman
3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Brooman, M, Son, age 4, born RotherfieldStephen Brooman
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Field, F, Step Daughter, age 14, born RotherfieldElizabeth Field Buss

5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Field Buss, F, Head, widowed, age 63, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerSarah Field Buss [Wickens]Picpel1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusJames Thomas Field Buss, M, Son, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJames Thomas Field Buss
5th Apr 1891CensusFredrick Field Buss, M, Son, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonFrederick Field Buss
5th Apr 1891CensusFrank J Wickens, M, Servant, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation General Domestic ServantFrank Joseph Wickens
5th Apr 1891CensusAlice Ann Russell, F, Granddaughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarAlice Ann Russell

2001TodayPick Pale

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