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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 Latter's Wood, Highbeech alias Greenswood my messuage I now dwell in and its lands etc. my messuage in the town of Rotherfield called late Hill's, 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 Hill's 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 Fry's 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 Holmwood

9th Apr 1829BirthJames Holmwood

26th Feb 1839Rocks Farm, South of Crowborough - 1839William Card and Henry Hoadley (occupiers) and Robert Burgess Fry (owner)William Card, farmerHouse and Garden (0 acres 1 roods 3 perches) plot 3836Rotherfield Tithe Map
Henry Hoadley

6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Card, F, Head, age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Card [Holmwood]Pick Pale1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Charles Card, M, [Son], age 15, born SussexCharles Card
Harriott Card, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexHarriett Hyder [Card]
Ann Card, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexAnn Dadswell [Card]
Jane Card, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexJane Card
Richard Card, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexRichard Card, domestic groom
Mary Card, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexMary Card
William 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
Anne Hoadley, F, [Wife], age 33, born SussexAnn Hoadley [Bonds]
Susanna Hoadley, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexSusan Tester [Hoadley]
Henry Hoadley, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexHenry Hoadley, farm labourer
Allis Hoadley, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexAllice Hoadley

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerMichael Holmwood, farm labourerPick Pale1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Holmwood [Wilmshurst]
DaughterMelina Holmwood
Son; occupation: pauperGeorge Holmwood
Granddaughter; occupation: deaf and dumbRuth Turner Holmwood
GranddaughterEphi Holmwood

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerHenry Headley, farm labourerPick Pale1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Headley
Son; occupation: farm labourerHenry Headley
Daughter; occupation: scholarAlice Headley
Daughter; occupation: scholarAnn Headley
DaughterHannah Headley
Visitor; 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
Maria Pilbeam, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Rotherfield, SussexMaria Pilbeam
Jane E Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexJane E. Pilbeam
Caroline M Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexCaroline M. Pilbeam
Charles 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
Hannah Brooman, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Rotherfield, SussexHannah Brooman [Duplock]
George 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
Phoebe Brooman, F, Wife, married, age 36, born RotherfieldPhoebe Brooman [Field Buss]
Thomas F. Brooman, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarThomas Frederick Brooman
James E. Brooman, M, Son, age 5, born RotherfieldJames Edward Brooman
Stephen Brooman, M, Son, age 4, born RotherfieldStephen Brooman
Elizabeth 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
James Thomas Field Buss, M, Son, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJames Thomas Field Buss
Fredrick Field Buss, M, Son, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonFrederick Field Buss
Frank J Wickens, M, Servant, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation General Domestic ServantFrank Joseph Wickens, bricklayer's labourer
Alice Ann Russell, F, Granddaughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarAlice Ann Russell

2001TodayPick Pale

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