The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Little Pell [a.k.a. Le Holes]      Wadhurst  

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

Historical records

c 1650HistoryLittle Pell [a.k.a. Le Holes]Wace's Wadhurst
Little Pell - 67 acres - (also called Le Holes) was held [c 1650] by Thomas Saunders, younger brother of John Saunders of Great Pell. This branch intermarried with the Woods of Gatehouse and the Puxtys of Riseden. The last heiress married a Legas, and the property soon after passed by sale also into the Whiligh Estate.

c 1750HistoryLittle PellWace's Wadhurst
Things came to a head with Samuel Bush (Vicar 1743-1783). When first appointed he lodged at the present Vicarage with the then owner [John] Legas, who was at that time building the present Hill House for himself. On Legas moving to that, he let the Vicar stay on as his tenant; but they quarrelled, and Legas a few months before he died turned him out. Bush was then on bad terms with the principal land owners over tithe payments, and found much difficulty in housing himself. Indeed for some time he was refused even a sitting in the Church. W. Gurr admitted him at last to Little Pell, but they too fell out.

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

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJonathan Knight, farm labourerLittle Pell1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeLydia Knight
DaughterHelena Knight
SonGeorge Knight
Visitor; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Avery
Servant; occupation Farm labourerJohn Tompsett

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Jenner, M, Head, married, age 36, born Ticehurst; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Jenner, farm labourerLittle Pell1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Martha Jenner, F, Wife, married, age 30, born TicehurstMartha Jenner [Palmer]
James Jenner, M, Son, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarJames Jenner
George Jenner, M, Son, age 6, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarGeorge Jenner
Charles Jenner, M, Son, age 2, born WadhurstCharles Jenner

3rd Apr 1881CensusJabez Baldwin, M, Head, married, age 31, born Ticehurst; occupation: farm labourerJabez Baldwin, farm labourerLittle Pell1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Annie Baldwin, F, Wife, married, age 22, born TicehurstAnne Baldwin [Midmer]
Thomas Baldwin, M, Son, age 4, born TicehurstThomas Baldwin
Alfred Baldwin, M, Son, age 2, born TicehurstAlfred Baldwin
Ada Baldwin, F, Daughter, age 9 m, born WadhurstAda Baldwin

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