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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 62

Historical records

1512 to 1541HistoryMosehamWace's Wadhurst
In 1512 he [William Saunders] left all his property in Wadhurst and Ticehurst to John Courthope of Hartfield, who had married his daughter and was also his co-heir in blood. That devise led to protracted litigation, only ended when in 1539 John Courthope granted Whiligh, Burgess land, and Moseham to his younger son George, the elder brother John receiving other land, and releasing by a deed of 1541 all his rights and interests in the above named lands. Since that Whiligh has passed from father to son in that same line, every ,successor a George Courthope.

1558HistoryMosehamWace's Wadhurst
Moseham - The old cottage at the top of the hill which is so named now, represents what was "in Queen Elizabeth's time a station of considerable importance consisting of twelve messuages, held of the manor of Bibleham in older days still by service of Castleguard." Up to 1558 that was owned by the Walters of Glynde, near Lewes: and later by the Waleys of the same place.

1601HistoryMosehamWace's Wadhurst
In 1601 Moseham passed by sale to the Mays of Pashley, an old family, … which later produced the poet and historian Thomas May.

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

1813HistoryMosehamWace's Wadhurst
Thomas May sold Moseham to G. Courthope, of Grays Inn, London, then owner of Whiligh, and so Moseham passed into Ticehurst History. Courthope wrote of it in 1813 as "one small tenement of modern structure occupied with a small estate adjoining that of Whiligh."

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerCharles Clout, farm labourerMoseham1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Ann Clout [Bishop]
DaughterEliza Clout
SonJames Clout
Mother-in-law; widowed; handicap: deaf and dumbMary Bishop

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farmerEdmund Clark, farmerMoseham1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Clark [Roberts]
DaughterHarriet Clark
DaughterFrances Clark
DaughterAnn Clark
DaughterMary Clark
DaughterElizabeth Clark
SonJohn Clark
SonDavid Clark
Wife's daughterPhiladelphia Roberts
Wife's grand-daughterWilliam Roberts

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Taylor, M, Head, married, age 52, born Kent; occupation: shepherdGeorge Taylor, shepherdMoseham1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Elizth. Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 49, born SalehurstElizabeth Taylor
Walter G. Taylor, M, Son, single, age 22, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerWalter G. Taylor
Anna S. Taylor, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarAnna Sophia Taylor
Helen Tompsett, F, Granddaughter, age 5, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarHelen Tompsett
Thomas Allen, M, Nephew, single, age 39, born Brightling; occupation: farm labourerThomas Allen

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Pattenden, M, Head, married, age 57, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerJames Pattenden, farm labourerMoseham1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Pattenden, F, Wife, married, age 55, born WadhurstMary Pattenden [Stevens]
Fanny Pattenden, F, Daughter, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarFrances Pattenden
Edward Pattenden, M, Son, married, age 23, born Wadhurst; occupation: bricklayer's labourerEdward Pattenden, bricklayer's labourer
Ellen Pattenden, F, Daur In Law, married, age 22, born StaplehurstEllen Pattenden [Giles]
Henry E. Pattenden, M, Gd Son, age 2, born WadhurstHenry E. Pattenden
George Pattenden, M, Gd Son, age 7 m, born WadhurstGeorge Pattenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Kemp, M, Head, married, age 41, born Etchingham; occupation: timber sawyerEdward Kemp, timber sawyerNo 1, Moseham Cottages1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Ellena Kemp, F, Wife, married, age 37, born TicehurstEllena Kemp
Alfred W. Kemp, M, Son, age 13, born TicehurstAlfred W. Kemp
Thomas I. Kemp, M, Son, age 11, born Ticehurst; occupation: scholarThomas I. Kemp
Samuel Kemp, M, Son, age 8, born Ticehurst; occupation: scholarSamuel Kemp
Albert Kemp, M, Son, age 5, born Ticehurst; occupation: scholarAlbert Kemp
Frederick G. Kemp, M, Son, age 2, born WadhurstFrederick G. Kemp

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Kemp, M, Head, married, age 34, born Ticehurst; occupation: timber sawyerHenry Kemp, timber sawyerNo 2, Moseham Cottages1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Elizabeth Kemp, F, Wife, married, age 29, born TicehurstElizabeth Kemp
Harry Kemp, M, Son, age 9, born Ticehurst; occupation: scholarHarry Kemp
William I. Kemp, M, Son, age 8, born Ticehurst; occupation: scholarWilliam I. Kemp
Caroline Kemp, F, Daughter, age 5, born Ticehurst; occupation: scholarCaroline Kemp
Elizabeth Kemp, F, Daughter, age 4, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarElizabeth Kemp

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