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Historical notes about East Hoathly
c 1400HistoryEast HoathlyHorsfield's Sussex
At a very early period, the ancestors of the noble house of Chichester had considerable possessions in this and the neighbouring parish of Laughton. In the year 1400, Johannes Pelham, of Laughton, together with Nicholaus Carewe, were sheriffs of Surrey and Sussex; but how long, previously to this date, he or his ancestors had property in the district, is uncertain.
c 1525HistoryEast HoathlyHorsfield's Sussex
In 16th Henry VIII., William Pelham obtained from the king a grant of free warren in all his lands at Hoathleigh.
1610[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John Norden and augmented by John SpeedE. HoadlyJohn Speed
The first engraved maps of the counties of Great Britain were the work of Christopher Saxton who, under the authority of the Privy Council, surveyed the English counties in Elizabethan times, from 1574 to 1578. In 1593 he was followed by John Norden who projected an ambitious scheme for a complete series of county histories. He published before his death a number of counties - Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex, Northampton, Cornwall, Sussex and Surrey. John Speed's map of Sussex is based upon Norden's map and was engraved by Jodocus Hondius. It occupies pages nine and ten of John Speed's Atlas entitled "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", is 20 1/4 inches by 15 1/4 inches in size and shows additionally an interesting plan of Chichester and a spirited representation of the Battle of Hastings.
1645[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Jan BlaeuE. HoadlyJan Blaeu
1695[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Robert MordenEast HoadlyRobert Morden
Robert Morden was a London bookseller from 1669 until his death in 1703. He specialised in the geographical field and was himself something of a cartographer and a publisher. Throughout the 17th and most of the 18th centuries, there was little distinction between the activity of book or print-selling and that of publishing: many booksellers were also printers or engravers. They undertook the sale of each others' work and often combined to meet the high cost of publishing a new map or reissue of an old atlas, even if the original plates were still available. This map was published in Brittania: a chorographical description of Great Britain and Ireland by William Camden.
c 1724East Hoathly, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenEast Hoathly
1750SussexSussex by Thomas KitchinE. HoathlyThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.
1763A New Map of [North] SussexA New Map of [North] Sussex by Thomas KitchinE. HoathleyThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.
18th Nov 1768Diary entryEast HoathlyThomas Turner's Diary
One record more he left, and that is an account of the stately funeral of the Duke of Newcastle, who was interred in the family vault at Laughton, on Nov. 18, 1768. "Atchievements very large, embellished and emblazoned,, were placed on Newcastle House and Clearmont House ; two more, of smaller size, on Halland House and Bishopstone House." Twenty-four escutcheons, twelve stars with garters, twelve crests, and a very large ducal coronet, glittered among the funeral trappings. The Bishop of Norwich read the service; four mourning coaches, each drawn by 11 six full-tailed horses, "followed the hearse, which 11 was finely dressed with escutcheons, pendants, shields, starrs and garters, and banners," but with the exception of the first, in which sat John Pelham, Esq., chief mourner, the Bishop of Norwich in his rocket, the Rev. Dr. Hurdis, his Grace's chaplain, and the Rev. Mr. Thomas Hurdis, they were all filled with domestic servants. "His Grace's tenants and the principal inhabitants of East Hothly and Laughton, as also many others of the adjoining parishes, on horseback, two and two, closed the procession;" but not one of the many noble and gentle guests who, as we have seen, had been so often partakers of his noisy but splendid hospitality, followed to the grave the remains of the first and last Duke of Newcastle of the ancient line of Pelham.
c 1785Laughton PlaceLaughton Place, East Hoathly by Samuel Hieronymus GrimmSamuel Hieronymus Grimm, topographical artistThe Burrell Collection
1st Sep 1787[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John CaryE. HoathlyJohn Cary
John Cary, apprenticed to William Palmer in 1770, went into business in 1783 as a publisher of maps, plans and road-books. He was highly successful and is referred to as the founder of the modern English School of Cartography by H.G. Fordham
c 1795East Hoathly, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamEast Hoathly
1808[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by G.Cole and engraved by J.RoperE. HoathlyG. Cole
The British atlas; comprising a series of county maps…intended to illustrate and accompany 'The beauties of England and Wales' published 1808.
c 1825East Hoathly, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodEast Hoathly
1837[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Thomas MouleEast HoathlyThomas Moule
Thomas Moule was a bookseller. He published a number of important works on heraldry and antiquities, including Bibliotheca heraldica Brittaniae in 1822. The English Counties delineated; or, a topographical description of England has a complete series of county maps and was published by Thomas Moule in 1837
1840[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Joshua Archer, Pentonville, LondonEast HoathlyDugdale
Dugdale's England and Wales Delineated
6th Jun 1841CensusEast Hoathly1841 Census
East Hoathly, Sussex
comprising the whole of the Parish of East Hoathly
Enumerator - Samuel Southede; Registrar - Henry Holman
1851DirectoryEast HoathlyPost Office Directory
EAST HOATHLY is a parish and village, 5 miles from Uckfield south-east, and 8 from Lewes north-east, in the Union of Uckfield, Hundred of Shiplake, and rape of Pevensey.
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The area is 2,000 acres, the population 607, and the assessment £3,548.
30th Mar 1851CensusEast Hoathly1851 Census
East Hoathly, Sussex
The whole of the Parish of East Hoathly including the Nursery Hamlet and Hawkins Common
Enumerator - George Holman
1864East Sussex with the addition of the RailwaysEast Sussex with the addition of the Railways by Mark Antony LowerEast HoathlyLower's Sussex
Mark Antony Lower, son of Richard Lower, born 14th July 1813 in Heathfield, school master in the early 1830s at East Hoathly, Heathfield and Alfriston; and at Lewes from 1835 to 1867; and at Seaford 1867-1871. He then moved to London where he died in 1876.
He was a founder member of the Sussex Archeological Society and a prolific contributor to the collections of the society.
He published
1867DirectoryEast HoathlyPost Office Directory
EAST HOATHLY is a parish and village, 5 miles south-east from Uckfield, 8 north-east from Lewes, and 48 by road from London, in the Eastern division of the county, Uckfield union, Shiplake hundred, Lewes county court district, archdeanery and rural deanery, rape of Pevensey and diocese of Chichester.
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The area is 2,000 acres; the population in 1861 was 615.
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1874DirectoryEast HoathlyPost Office Directory
EAST HOATHLY is a parish and village, on the road from Uckfield to Hailsham, 5 miles south-east from Uckfield, 8 north-east from Lewes, and 48 by road from London, in the Eastern division of the county, Uckfield union, Shiplake hundred, Lewes county court district, and rape of Pevensey, archdeaconry of Lewes, rural deanery of Chaily and diocese of Chichester.
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The area is 2,500 acres; gross estimated rental, £3,735; rateable value, £3,067 the population in 1871 was 730.
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3rd Apr 1881CensusEast Hoathly1881 Census
East Hoathly, Sussex
Easy Hoathly Village
1882DirectoryEast HoathlyKelly's Directory
EAST HOATHLY is a parish and village, on the road from Uckfield to Hailsham, 5 miles south-east from Uckfield, 8 north-east from Lewes and 48 by road from London, in the Eastern division of the county, Uckfield union, Shiplak hundred, Lewes county court district and rape of Pevensey, rural deanery of Pevensey (No. 3), archdeaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester.
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The area is 2,500 acres; rateable value £3,162 ; the population in 1881 was 857.
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c 1899East Hoathly, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyEast Hoathly

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