The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Hamsell      Eridge  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 9; p. 14; p. 16; p. 56; p. 57; p. 90; p. 91; p. 278; p. 280; p. 281; p. 400
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 262

Places in Hamsell
Copyhold Farm
Eridge Railway Station
Eridge Station Inn [als Hamsell Public House, The Huntsman] Inn
Forge [als Hamsell Forge, Old Furnace] Farm
Hamsell Bridge
Hamsell Cottage
Hamsell Farm
Hamsell Wood Farm
Holden
Lake House
Leech Pit
Historical records

1296Subsidy/tax list1s 6 1/2dJohn de HamselleHamselle, Village of Northborgh, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1296Subsidy/tax list1s 6 1/2dRoger de HamselleHamselle, Village of Northborgh, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1327Subsidy/tax list2s 7 1/2dBasil de HamselleHammeshull, Village of Northborough, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1332Subsidy/tax list3s 8 1/2dBasil de HamselleHamselle, Village of Northborough, Hundred of RutherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1590HistoryHamsellPullein's Rotherfield
Manor of Eridge with the capital mansion and park there
  • The farm of divers demesne lands there called Inhams containing by estimation 60 acres, being formerly in the hands and occupation of the lord, now let to Henry Nevill, esq for £11 0s 0d yearly
  • The farm of certain meadow there, part of the land Inhams of 6 acres let to Edward Nevill, esq., eldest son of the lord for £1 8s 0d yearly
  • The farm of divers demesne land there called Hamsell Woods, Lambe pasture and Horse pastures of 110 acres to Thomas Weston for £13 0s 0d yearly
  • The farm of a certain water mill situate within the park of Eridge so let to the said Thomas Weston for £13 0s 0d yearly
  • The farm of certain other lands, woods, meadows and pastures called Laggerslande and Highdeane of 50 acres let to Robert Woody for £10 0s 0d yearly
  • The farm of certain other lands there called Steelebridge meade and Slaughterhouse field of 16 acres let to Oliver Booby for £4 0s 0d yearly
  • The farm of a cottage and two crofts of land of 2 1/2 acres adjacent to Christopher Mudge for £4 0s 0d yearly
  • Farm of certain land called Pickstorckes and Hayfield of 10 acres to Nicholas Turner for £2 0s 0d
  • Farm of 3 1/2 acres of meadow lying near le horse meadow near le fordge to Oliver Booby for £2 0s 0d
  • Price of 1000 loads of marl dug in the wastes of this manor and sold to George Hosmer for 13s 4d

2nd Apr 1871CensusOwen Foreman, M, Head, married, age 54, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 260 acres employing 11 men and 5 boysOwen Foreman, farmerHamsell1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusCharlotte Foreman, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Westham, SussexCharlotte Foreman
2nd Apr 1871CensusCharlotte Foreman, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Hunton, Kent; occupation: farmer's daughterCharlotte Foreman
2nd Apr 1871CensusAlfred Foreman, M, Son, single, age 26, born Hunton, Kent; occupation: farmer's sonAlfred Foreman
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Ann Foreman, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Hunton, Kent; occupation: farmer's daughterMary Ann Foreman
2nd Apr 1871CensusElizabeth Foreman, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Hunton, Kent; occupation: farmer's daughterElizabeth Foreman

2nd Apr 1871CensusAlbert Roberts, M, Head, married, age 28, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: jobbing gardenerAlbert Roberts, jobbing gardenerCottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusSarah Ann Roberts, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Wateringbury, KentSarah Ann Roberts

c 1875Hamsell, Hamsellwood, Bullfinches & Eridge Station, South West of Eridge Park - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyHamsell

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Pilbeam, M, Head, married, age 27, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm LabourerGeorge Pilbeam, farm labourerHamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Jane Pilbeam, F, Wife, married, age 28, born RotherfieldMary Jane Pilbeam [Tester]
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Maria Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 4, born RotherfieldAnn Maria Pilbeam
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharlie Pilbeam, M, Son, age 2, born RotherfieldCharles Pilbeam
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Wilmore, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Pulborough; occupation Railway signalmanCharles Wilmore
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Jarvis, M, Boarder, single, age 16, born Hampshire; occupation: railway booking clerkWilliam Jarvis

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Reynolds, M, Head, married, age 42, born Lincolnshire; occupation Farm labourerEdward ReynoldsHamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusNaomi Reynolds, F, Wife, married, age 34, born RotherfieldNaomi Reynolds [Berry]
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Reynolds, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Reynolds
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Reynolds, M, Son, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarEdward Reynolds
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Reynolds, M, Son, age 9, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarWilliam Reynolds
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Reynolds, M, Son, age 3, born RotherfieldThomas Reynolds
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Reynolds, F, Daughter, age 5, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarElizabeth Reynolds

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Garwood, M, Head, married, age 39, born Suffolk; occupation: farm labourerJohn Garwood, farm labourerHamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Garwood, F, Wife, married, age 50, born BerkshireElizabeth Garwood
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Garwood, M, Son, age 11, born Nottinghamshire; occupation: scholarJohn Garwood
3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Morley, M, Boarder, single, age 50, born Eastbourne; occupation: shepherdRobert Morley
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Butler, M, Boarder, single, age 40, born Wadhurst, occupation: farm labourerHenry Butler

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Brown, M, Head, married, age 53, born Rotherfield; occupation: foremanWilliam Brown, foremanHamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnne Brown, F, Wife, married, age 51, born RotherfieldAnne Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhiladelphia Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Rotherfield, unemployed; occupation: domestic servantPhiladelphia Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusClara Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born RotherfieldClara Brown

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Wilson, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerJohn WilsonHamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharlotte Ann Wilson, F, Wife, married, age 26, born RotherfieldCharlotte Ann Wilson
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharlotte Ann Wilson, F, Daughter, age 3, born RotherfieldCharlotte Ann Wilson
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Wilson, M, Son, age 1, born RotherfieldJohn Wilson

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Styles, M, Head, married, age 54, born Wadhurst; occupation GardenerHenry StylesThe Lake Hamsell1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSophia Styles, F, Wife, married, age 54Sophia Styles
3rd Apr 1881CensusMahalatt Styles, F, Daughter, single, age 15Mahalatt Styles

1882Directory entryMarshall George F., poultry farmer, HamsellHamsellKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryPratt Thomas, farmer, HamsellHamsellKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Bennett, M, Head, married, age 37, born Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: gardenerJames Bennett, gardenerHamsell Manor1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusAlice Bennett, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Willesborough, KentAlice Bennett
5th Apr 1891CensusDorothy Bennett, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: scholarDorothy Bennett
5th Apr 1891CensusHorace Bennett, M, Son, age 4, born Tonbridge, KentHorace Bennett
5th Apr 1891CensusDaisy Bennett, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexDaisy Bennett
5th Apr 1891CensusFrank Bennett, M, Son, age 3 months, born Rotherfield, SussexFrank Bennett

5th Apr 1891CensusSamuel Wickens, M, Head, married, age 43, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation General LabourerSamuel Wickens, farm labourerHamsell Lodge1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Wickens [Moon]
5th Apr 1891CensusArthur Wickens, M, Son, age 14, born Frant, Sussex; occupation ScholarArthur Leopold Wickens
5th Apr 1891CensusAlbenie Wickens, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarAlbina R. Wickens
5th Apr 1891CensusMercy Wickens, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarCatherine Mercy Wickens
5th Apr 1891CensusMajor Wickens, M, Son, age 6, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation ScholarMajor Wickens

5th Apr 1891CensusStephen Judd, M, Head, married, age 30, born Orsett, Essex; occupation: coachmanStephen Judd, coachmanHamsell Manor Cottage1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Judd, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Lachford, SuffolkMary Judd
5th Apr 1891CensusDaisy Marion Judd, F, Daughter, age 4 months, born 26 Montague Mews, LondonDaisy Marion Judd

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Greygoose, M, Head, single, age 31, born Shady Camps, Suffolk; occupation: groomWilliam Greygoose, groomHamsell Manor Stables1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Wickens, M, Head, married, age 63, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation GrocerWilliam Wickens, farmer and master wheelwrightHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusHarriett Sophia Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Maresfield, SussexHarriett Sophia Wickens [Wickens]

5th Apr 1891CensusNelson Wickens, M, Head, married, age 37, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation Coal MerchantNelson Wickens, corn and coal merchantHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusCicely Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Witchurch, SouthhamptonCicely Wickens
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Wickens, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Wickens

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Turner, M, Head, married, age 62, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation General LabourerGeorge TurnerHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Turner, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Hamsey, SussexSarah Turner [Howell]
5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Turner, M, Son, single, age 30, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation General LabourerHenry Turner
5th Apr 1891CensusFrank Turner, M, Son, single, age 27, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation General LabourerFrank Turner
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Jane Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Maresfield, SussexMary Jane Turner

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Funnell, M, Head, married, age 57, born Nutley, Sussex; occupation: steam sawyerEdward Funnell, sawyerHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Ann Funnell, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Maresfield, SussexMary Ann Funnell [Best]
5th Apr 1891CensusLaura Helen Couchman, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born Tunbridge Wells, KentLaura Helen Couchman

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Wheatley, M, Head, married, age 39, born Maresfield, SussexWilliam Wheatley, farm labourerHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusOrphah Wheatley, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Maresfield, SussexOrpah Wheatley [Holmwood]
5th Apr 1891CensusMercy Wheatley, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, SussexMercy Wheatley
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Wheatley, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Henry Wheatley, blacksmith
5th Apr 1891CensusFrederick Wheatley, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, SussexFrederick Wheatley, railway porter
5th Apr 1891CensusPheobe Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, SussexPheobe Arnold [Wheatley]
5th Apr 1891CensusOrpah Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexOrpah Harriet Wheatley
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Wheatley, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexGeorge Thomas Wheatley
5th Apr 1891CensusDorothy Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 5 months, born Rotherfield, SussexDorothy Salome Ruth Kate Adams [Wheatley]
5th Apr 1891CensusDorothy Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 5 months, born Rotherfield, SussexDorothy Salome Ruth Kate Adams [Wheatley]
5th Apr 1891CensusRuth Holmwood, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 45, born Rotherfield, SussexRuth Turner Holmwood
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Howard, M, Boarder, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Howard

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas William Neve, M, Head, married, age 42, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Landscape GardenerThomas William NeveHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusEllen Neve, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Tudely, KentEllen Neve
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Neve, M, Son, single, age 16, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation Grocer's AssistantGeorge Neve
5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Neve, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation GardenerAlfred Neve
5th Apr 1891CensusEllen Neve, F, Daughter, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation ScholarEllen Neve
5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Neve, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation ScholarHenry Neve
5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Neve, M, Son, age 8, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation ScholarThomas Neve
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Neve, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarElizabeth Neve
5th Apr 1891CensusAlbert Neve, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarAlbert Neve
5th Apr 1891CensusFrederick Neve, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexFrederick Neve
5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Neve, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexCharles Neve

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Tasker, M, Head, married, age 65, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Tasker, farm labourerHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusFanny Tasker, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Ticehurst, SussexFanny Tasker
5th Apr 1891CensusPhillip Tasker, M, Son, single, age 22, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: railway porterPhilip Tasker
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Tasker, F, Granddaughter, age 2, born Uckfield, SussexElizabeth Tasker
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Tasker, F, Granddaughter, age 2, born Uckfield, SussexElizabeth Tasker
5th Apr 1891CensusKate Tasker, F, Granddaughter, age 19, born Withyham, SussexKate Tasker
5th Apr 1891CensusKate Tasker, F, Granddaughter, age 19, born Withyham, SussexKate Tasker

5th Apr 1891CensusAlexander Butler, M, Head, married, age 75, born Benenden, Kent, occupation: farm labourerAlexander Butler, farm labourerHamsell1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Butler, F, Wife, married, age 71, born Benenden, KentMary Butler
5th Apr 1891CensusAlexander Butler, M, Son, single, age 24, born Benenden, Kent, occupation: farm labourerAlexander Butler

c 1899Eridge Station, Hamsell & Hamsellwood Farm, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyHamsell

1919Hamsell ManorHamsell Manor, EridgePrivate collection

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