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Church Settle      Wadhurst  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 67

Historical records

1312HistoryChurch SettleWace's Wadhurst
Under Edward III there was war with Scotland and in 1312 commissions were given to array the County Forces, first up to five hundred, then to one thousand. The County History tells us that a commission for array of three hundred archers was given to Robert de Etchingham of Bibleham, and in the Wadhurst lists of that reign stands the name of J. de Wadehurst, who held part of a Knight's fee in Wadhurst and Church Settle, and was a " Bibleham Archer."

c 1600HistoryChurch SettleWace's Wadhurst
Church Settle - 173 acres - The property belonged to the Markwicks in the 16th Century, but was bought from them early in the 17th by a Lancashire man, J. Houghton.

1784HistoryChurch SettleWace's Wadhurst
John Newington died in 1784, and left … the Wadhurst property of Hightown, then 300 A., including Church Settle and Snape Wood, to another nephew John, who died unmarried, and was succeeded by Mary, wife of John Baker of Newhaven …

c 1795Wadhurst, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamChurch settle

c 1825Bibleham, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodChurch settle

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: railway constableGeorge Fry, railway constableChurch Settle Farm1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeRebecca Fry

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 8 people; occupation BAILIFFGeorge VidlerChurch Settle Farm1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Vidler [Barden]
NieceLois Hall
Servant's sonGeorge Parks
Servant; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Parks
Servant; occupation Farm labourerThomas Willet

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEdward Pattenden, farm labourerChurch Settle Farm1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Pattenden [Weston]
Son; occupation: farm labourerEdward Pattenden
Son; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Pattenden, greengrocer
Son; occupation: farm labourerFrederick S. Pattenden
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Jane Pattenden
VisitorCharity Douch

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Hallett, M, Head, married, age 72, born Wadhurst, employs 4 men and 2 boys; occupation: farmerWilliam Hallett, farmerChurch Settle Farm House1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Lois Hallett, F, Wife, married, age 73, born RotherfieldLois Hallett [Pollington]
Ellen Hallett, F, Daughter, single, age 38, born HurstpierpointEllen Hallett
Ann Lower, F, Daughter, married, age 40, born HurstpierpointAnn Lower [Hallett]
Elizabeth Lower, F, Granddaughter, single, age 20, born Battle; occupation: dairy maidElizabeth Lower
Charles Lower, M, Grandson, single, age 19, born Battle; occupation: farm labourerCharles Lower
Walter Lower, M, Grandson, age 15, born Rochester; occupation: farm labourerWalter Lower
Minnie Lower, F, Granddaughter, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarMinnie Lower
Mercy Stephens, F, Granddaughter, age 11, born Bexhill; occupation: scholarMercy Stephens
Emma Stephens, F, Granddaughter, age 8, born Bexhill; occupation: scholarEmma Stephens

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Hallet, M, Head, married, age 51, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Hallett, farm labourerNo 1, Church Settle Cottages1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Annie C.R. Hallet, F, Wife, married, age 41, born BattleAnnie Katherine Ross Hallet [Duke]
George S. Hallet, M, Son, single, age 19, born Battle; occupation: farm labourerGeorge S. Hallet
Walter I. Hallet, M, Son, single, age 17, born Battle; occupation: farm labourerWalter I. Hallet
Albert Hallet, M, Son, age 14, born Battle; occupation: farm labourerAlbert Hallet
William W. Hallet, M, Son, age 11, born Battle; occupation: scholarWilliam W. Hallet
Mary Hallet, F, Daughter, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarMary Hallet
John Hallet, M, Son, age 6, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarJohn Hallet
Percy Hallet, M, Son, age 3, born WadhurstPercy Hallet
Annie C. R. Hallet, F, Daughter, age 1, born WadhurstAnnie C. R. Hallet
Mary Spray, F, Visitor, age 21, born Battle; occupation Domestic servantMary Spray

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Eastwood, M, Head, married, age 32, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerJames Eastwood, farm labourerNo 2, Church Settle Farm Cottages1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Emily Eastwood, F, Wife, married, age 31, born WadhurstEmily Eastwood
Emily A. Eastwood, F, Daughter, age 10, born WadhurstEmily A. Eastwood
Mary Ann Eastwood, F, Daughter, age 9, born TicehurstMary Ann Eastwood
Amos Eastwood, M, Son, age 6, born WadhurstAmos Eastwood
William Eastwood, M, Son, age 3, born WadhurstWilliam Eastwood

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Hallett, M, Head, married, age 49, born RotherfieldWilliam Hallett, farm bailiffNo 3, Church Settle Farm Cottages1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Sarah Jane Hallett, F, Wife, married, age 43, born BolneySarah Jane Hallett [Marchant]
William F. Hallett, M, Son, age 14, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerWilliam F. Hallett
Sarah Jane Hallett, F, Daughter, age 11, born Worth; occupation: scholarSarah Jane Hallett
Ernest Hallett, M, Son, age 9, born Worth; occupation: scholarErnest Hallett
Lois Hallett, F, Daughter, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarLois Hallett
Herbert Hallett, M, Son, age 6, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarHerbert Hallett
Kate Hallett, F, Daughter, age 4, born WadhurstKate Hallett
Frances M. Hallett, F, Daughter, age 2, born WadhurstFrances M. Hallett

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