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Whily [a.k.a. Whyly & Whiligh]      East Hoathly  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1859Diary of a Sussex Tradesman [Thomas Turner], a Hundred Years Ago by R. W. Blencowe, Esq., M.A. and M. A. Lower, M.A., F.S.A.p. 195
1904Highways and Byways in Sussex by E.V. Lucas ⇒ p. 312

Historical records

1610[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John Norden and augmented by John SpeedWylieJohn 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 BlaeuWylieJan Blaeu

c 1724Waldron, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenWhighhouse

c 1724East Hoathly, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenWhily

26th Jan 1757Diary entryWhylyThomas Turner's Diary
"We went down to Whyly, and staid and supped there; we carne home between twelve and one o'clock - I may say, quite sober, considering the house we was at, though undoubtedly the worst for drinking, having, I believe, contracted a slight impediment in my speech, occasioned by the fumes of the liquor operating too furiously on my brain."

22nd Feb 1757Diary entryWhylyThomas Turner's Diary
"About four P.M., I walked down to Whyly. We played at bragg the first part of the even. After ten we went to supper, on four boiled chicken, four boiled ducks, minced veal, sausages, cold roast goose, chicken pasty, and ham. Our company, Mr. and Mrs. Porter, Mr. and Mrs. Coates, Mrs. Atkins, Mrs. Hicks, Mr. Piper and wife, Joseph Fuller and wife, Tho. Fuller and wife, Dame Durrant, myself and wife, and Mr. French's family. After supper our behaviour was far from that of serious, harmless mirth; it was downright obstreperious, mixed with a great deal of folly and stupidity. Our diversion was dancing or jumping about, without a violin or any musick, singing of foolish healths, and drinking all the time as fast as it could be well poured clown; and the parson of the parish was one among the mixed multitude. If conscience dictates right from wrong, as doubtless it sometimes does, mine is one that I may say is soon offended; for, I must say, I am always very uneasy at such behaviour, thinking it not like the behaviour of the primitive Christians, which I imagine was most in conformity to our Saviour's gosple. Nor would I be thought to be either a cynick or a stoick, but let social improving discourse pass round the company. About three o'clock, finding myself to have as much liquor as would do me good, I slipt away unobserved, leaving my wife to make my excuse. Though I was very far from sober, I came home, thank GOD, very safe and well, without even tumbling; and Mr. French's servant brought my wife home, at ten minutes past five" (probably upon his back).

c 1795East Hoathly, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamWhiligh

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

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Billson, M, Head, age 35 to 39, occupation: bailiffWilliam Billson, bailiffWhyly1841 Census
East Hoathly, Sussex
Mary Billson, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39Mary Billson
Obediah Wren, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerObadiah Wren

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Muggridge, M, Head, age 24, born Sussex; occupation: shepherdEdward Muggridge, shepherdWhily Cottage1841 Census
East Hoathly, Sussex
Charlotte Muggridge, F, [Wife], age 23, born SussexCharlotte Muggridge
William Muggridge, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexWilliam Muggridge

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Sandles, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Sandles, farm labourerWhily Cottage1841 Census
East Hoathly, Sussex
William Sandles, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexWilliam Sandles
John Sandles, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexJohn Sandles

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm bailiffWilliam Billson, bailiffWhily Farm1851 Census
East Hoathly, Sussex
WifeMary Billson
Nephew; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Leeson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerHenry Gurr, farm labourerLoaven Whily Farm1851 Census
East Hoathly, Sussex
WifeEliza Gurr [Wood]
Son; occupation: scholarRobert Gurr, farm labourer
DaughterMary Jane Gurr
DaughterHarriet Gurr
SonHenry Gurr
SonJohn Gurr, farm labourer

1874Directory entryWatson John Guthrie, WhylyWhylyPost Office Directory
Whyly the property of Lady Duke is of considerable antiquity and was once the residence of the Lunsfordes - a family of considerable distinction in the reign of Henry VII.

1874Directory entryWatson John Guthrie, farmer, WhylyWhylyPost Office Directory

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Snoograss, M, Head, single, age 37, born Scotland, employs 8 men and 6 boys; occupation FarmerJohn SnoograssWhyly Farm1881 Census
East Hoathly, Sussex
Alexander Snoograss, M, Brother, single, age 51, born ScotlandAlexander Snoograss
William Snoograss, M, Brother, single, age 18, born ScotlandWilliam Snoograss
Peter Snoograss, M, Brother, single, age 26, born ScotlandPeter Snoograss
Janet Snoograss, F, Mother, widowed, age 67, born Scotland; occupation HousekeeperJanet Snoograss
Jane R. Mackinven, F, Sister, married, age 33, born ScotlandJane R. Mackinven [Snoograss]
Hector D. Mackinven, M, Nephew, age 8, born Scotland; occupation: scholarHector D. Mackinven

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Smith, M, Head, married, age 39, born Waldron; occupation: carterWilliam Smith, carterWhyly Cottages1881 Census
East Hoathly, Sussex
Mary Smith, F, Wife, married, age 38, born WaldronMary Smith
John Smith, M, Son, age 15, born Waldron; occupation: farm labourerJohn Smith
Tom Smith, M, Son, age 13, born Waldron; occupation: farm labourerTom Smith
Amelia Smith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Waldron; occupation: scholarAmelia Smith
Laura Smith, F, Daughter, age 8, born Waldron; occupation: scholarLaura Smith
Ruth Smith, F, Daughter, age 5, born Waldron; occupation: scholarRuth Smith
Edith Smith, F, Daughter, age 3, born WaldronEdith Smith
Ada Smith, F, Daughter, age 6 m, born East HoathlyAda Smith
Richard Novis, M, Boarder, widowed, age 68, born Framfield; occupation: farm labourerRichard Novis

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Dicker, M, Head, married, age 24, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerRichard Dicker, farm labourerWhyly Cottages1881 Census
East Hoathly, Sussex
Alice Dicker, F, Wife, married, age 22, born WithyhamAlice Dicker [Garrett]
Alice Dicker, F, Daughter, age 1, born WaldronAlice Dicker
Alma E. Dicker, F, Daughter, age 3 m, born WaldronAlma E. Dicker

1882Directory entrySnodgrass John, farmer, WhylyWhylyKelly's Directory
Whyly, the property of Sir James Duke Bart. is of considerable antiquity and was once the residence of the Lunsfordes - a family of considerable distinction in the reign of Henry VII; it is now a farm.

c 1899East Hoathly, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyWhyly

1905New WhylyNew Whyly, East HoathlyPrivate collection

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