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Hale [a.k.a. Hale Court, Hall] Farm    Lyewood Common  Withyham  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 114

Historical records

1292Occupation OwnerJohn atte HaleHale Court

1327Occupation OwnerRichard atte HaleHale Court

1342Occupation OwnerThomas atte HaleHale Court

1590 to 1598HistoryHale FarmSutton's Historical Notes
This [The Parish of Withyham] was an extensive manor. In a survey (32-40 Elizabeth) it includes the knoll by the church, extending from Withyham towards Summerford, between the road on the one side and the river on the other, to the Manor of Fiskeridge; afterwards by Hale Farm, Blackham Common (now enclosed), Willets Farm, bounded by the Kent Water; along by Holywych, the Sussex House Farm, Holtye Common, extending a little way into the Parish of East Grinstead on the right, over to the Beeches Farm and Bassetts, towards Hartfield and to Hodore.

1597FreeholderJohn Saxbiesthe HaleBuckhurst Terrier
John Saxbies of Hale holds by deed tenement and land called the Hale, 120 acres, bounds:
  • Lyhode Common to the West
  • Lord Buckhurst's Blackham Manor to the North
  • the great river from Somerford Bridge to Chafford Bridge to the East
  • Robert Baker's Balfinches Mead to the South
Rent 29s. 11 3/4d.

c 1597Blackham Court, Hale Land, Ham House and Prowdes, The Manor of Blackham - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierHale Land

1623Occupation TenantNicholas SaxpesHale Court

1663Occupation TenantThomas SaxpesHale Court

1676Occupation TenantJohn BurgesHale Court

1714Occupation TenantThomas RussellHale Court

1737Occupation TenantRichard SpencerHale Court

1741Occupation TenantJoseph SpencerHale Court

1741Occupation TenantRobert CrowhurstHale Court

1749Occupation TenantJoseph SpencerHale Court

1749Occupation TenantJohn senior SpencerHale Court

1749Occupation TenantJoseph SpencerHale Court

1762Occupation TenantThomas HillsHale Court

1774Occupation TenantJohn CorkHale Court

1783Occupation TenantThomas WelfareHale Court

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

1796Occupation TenantJohn EverestHale Court

1803Occupation TenantJ PoundHale Court

1806Occupation TenantThomas OvendenHale Court

1825Occupation TenantFrancis MartinHale Court

c 1825Withyham, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodHall Farm

1838CensusHead; occupation FarmerAbraham Hale, farmerHale Court Farm1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex

1838Occupation TenantAbraham Hale, farmerHale Court

6th Jun 1841CensusAbraham Hale, M, Head, age 55 to 59; occupation FarmerAbraham Hale, farmerHale Farm1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Hale, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54Mary Hale
Elisabeth Hale, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29Elisabeth Hale
Robert Hale, M, [Son], age 20 to 24Robert Hale
Jane Hale, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24Jane Hale
Ellen Hale, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19Ellen Hale
Emma Hale, F, [Daughter], age 13Emma Hale
Caroline Hale, F, [Daughter], age 10Caroline Hale
Harry Hale, M, [Son], age 8Henry Hale
Caroline Farmer, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantCaroline Farmer
James Wickham, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation ServantJames Wickham
John Huggett, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantJohn Huggett
William Hewitt, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Hewitt
George Heat, M, age 14, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Heath

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 9 people; occupation: farmerAbraham Hale, farmerHale Farm1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeMary Hale
DaughterCaroline Hale
SonHenry Hale
Visitor; occupation VisitorSusan Wicken
Servant; occupation: farm servantStephen Tasker, bricklayer's labourer
Visitor; occupation VisitorMaria Wicken
Servant; occupation Farm ServantStephen Styles

1863Occupation TenantHenry HaleHale Court

1867Directory entryHale Henry, farmer, Hale farmHale farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryHale Hy., farmer & hop grower, Hale farmHale farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Blackham Court, Hale Farm, Ham Farm and Old Farm, North East of Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyHale Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Hale, M, Head, married, age 48, born Surrey, employs 4 men and 2 boys; occupation: farmerHenry HaleHale Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elizabeth Hale, F, Wife, married, age 41, born WithyhamElizabeth Hale [Parris]
John P. Hale, M, Son, age 10, born Withyham; occupation: scholarJohn P. Hale
Percy Hale, M, Son, age 5, born Withyham; occupation: scholarPercy Hale
Emma Huggatt, F, Servant, single, age 20, born East Grinstead; occupation: servantEmma Huggatt
Arthur Hubbard, M, Servant, age 15, born Withyham; occupation: farm servantArthur Hubbard

1882Directory entryHale Hy., farmer & hop grower, Hale farmHale farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Hale, M, Head, married, age 58, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: farmerHenry Hale, farmerHale Farm1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elizabeth Hale, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Withyham, SussexElizabeth Hale
John P Hale, M, Son, single, age 20, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: grocer's assistantJohn P Hale
Percy Hale, M, Son, single, age 15, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonPercy Hale
John Day, M, Brother, single, age 17, born Marden, Kent; occupation: grocer's assistantJohn Day
Elizabeth Bayley, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantElizabeth Bayley

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry Hale, M, Head, married, age 78, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: farmerHenry Hale, farmerHale Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elzabeth Hale, F, Wife, married 42 years, age 71, born Withyham, SussexElzabeth Hale
Henrietta Taylor, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: general servantHenrietta Taylor

2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Stephen Langridge, M, Head, married, age 42, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Stephen Langridge, farmerHam Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Annie Langridge, F, Wife, married 10 years, age 40, born Hartfield, SussexAnnie Langridge
John Langridge, M, Son, age 9, born Hever, Kent; occupation: schoolJohn Langridge
Anthony Wright Langridge, M, Son, age 8, born Hever, KentAnthony Wright Langridge
Robert Langridge, M, Son, age 6, born Withyham, SussexRobert Langridge
Paul Langridge, M, Son, age 5, born Withyham, SussexPaul Langridge
James Ridgway Langridge, M, Son, age 3, born Withyham, SussexJames Ridgway Langridge
Henry Langridge, M, Son, age 2, born Withyham, SussexHenry Langridge
Ethel May Taylor, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: domestic servantEthel May Taylor
Francis Isabel Butcher, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servantFrancis Isabel Butcher

2nd Apr 1911CensusPercy Hale, M, Head, married, age 35, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmerPercy Hale, farmerHale Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Bessie Ellen Hale, F, Wife, married 2 years, age 35, born Kennington, LondonBessie Ellen Hale
John Hale, M, Son, age 1, born Withyham, SussexJohn Hale

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