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Great Pell    Pell Green  Wadhurst  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 78

Historical records

1332HistoryGreat PellWace's Wadhurst
Great Pell - 124 acres. The old house first mentioned as owned by a Ballard of Kent had four gables with barge boards and pendants. The name is found in the Subsidy Roll of 1332, a widow of John at Pell being taxed.

1501HistoryGreat PellWace's Wadhurst
Whiligh passed by indentures of 1479 and 1501 to William Saunders of Goudhurst the owner of Great Pell then "an extensive mansion."

1640 to 1660HistoryGreat PellWace's Wadhurst
In the reign of Henry VIII Great Pell was held by John Saunders, yeoman, whose grandson became owner in about 1640 of both Great Pell and Pook pits, and died in 1660.

1666HistoryGreat PellWace's Wadhurst
Six years later Great Pell was owned by John Smith, father of the Vicar of that name, who kept it up in a style still remembered

1700 to 1813HistoryGreat PellWace's Wadhurst
In the next century Great Pell passed to daughters : through them to a cousin, Sheldon, a London merchant : and so in 1813 by purchase into the Whiligh estate.

c 1724Wadhurst, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenGreat Pell

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 5 people; occupation: farmerWilliam Avery, farmerGreat Pell1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Avery [Packham]
SonGeorge William Avery, farmer
Son; occupation: scholarWilliam Robert Avery
DaughterCharlotte Avery
DaughterEmma Avery
Servant; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Mitten, farm labourer
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJames Peckham
Servant; occupation Farm labourerJosiah Weeks

c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyThe Pell

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Wm. Avery, M, Head, married, age 59, born Wadhurst, employs 5 men and 3 boys; occupation: farmerGeorge William Avery, farmerGreat Pell1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Ann Avery, F, Wife, married, age 49, born WadhurstMary Ann Avery

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