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Hodore Farm  Gallypot Hill    Hartfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 346

Historical records

1590 to 1598HistoryHodoreSutton'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.

1597FreeholderSimon BowyerHowdoreBuckhurst Terrier
Simon Wright als Bowyer, Esq. holds by deed, lands called Howdore, 150 acres, bounds:
  • lands called Chartnes to the West
  • Queens highway, Hartfeild to Coleman's Hatch to the South and East
  • the river from Parrock forge to Longbridge to the North
Rent 16s. 1 3/4d.

1751Occupation TenantE. LeneyHodoreSutton's Historical Notes

1801Occupation TenantStephen WatersHodoreSutton's Historical Notes

c 1825Forest Row and Hartfield, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodHooden Farm

1828Occupation TenantO. WatersHodoreSutton's Historical Notes

6th Jun 1841CensusJoseph Todd, M, Head, age 60 to 64; occupation FarmerJoseph ToddHoe Door Farm1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Agnes Todd, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54Agnes Todd
James Todd, M, [Son], age 20 to 24James Bell Todd
Emily Todd, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29Emily Todd
Sarah Todd, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29Sarah Todd
James Miller, M, age 20 to 24James Miller
Amelia Mitchell, F, age 15, born Sussex; occupation: servantAmelia Mitchell
Elizabeth West, F, age 15, born Sussex; occupation ServantElizabeth West
Alexander Bine, M, age 50 to 54, born Sussex, occupation: servantAlexander Bine

1851Ratcliff, RichardRichard RatcliffHodore FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 3 people; occupation FarmerRichard RatcliffHodore Farm1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeMargaret Ratcliff
Son; occupation ScholarThomas Ratcliff
Son; occupation ScholarJohn Ratcliff
Daughter; occupation ScholarJane Ratcliff
Son; occupation ScholarRichard C Ratcliff
Son; occupation ScholarEdward B Ratcliff
Servant; occupation House ServantMary Jane Tasker [Weeding]
Relation; occupation GovernessJane Pye
Servant, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Batchelor
Servant; widowed; occupation Farm LabourerGabriel Waterford

1862Occupation TenantN. WrightHodoreSutton's Historical Notes

1867Directory entryWright Nicholas, farmer, HodoreHodorePost Office Directory

1874Directory entryWright Nicholas, farmer, HodoreHodorePost Office Directory

c 1875Lower Parrock, St Tyes, Hodore & Gallypot Street, West of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyHodore Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusNicholas Wright, M, Head, married, age 41, born Warwickshire, employs 7 men and 2 boys; occupation FarmerNicholas WrightHodore Farm1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Annie Wright, F, Wife, married, age 36, born CambridgeshireAnnie Wright
Catherine Wright, F, Daughter, age 16, born HartfieldCatherine Wright
Nicholas Wright, M, Son, age 12, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarNicholas Wright
Annie Wright, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarAnnie Wright
Elizabeth A. Wright, F, Visitor, widowed, age 45, born Warwickshire; occupation AnnuitantElizabeth A. Wright
Annie Shepherd, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Kent; occupation Domestic servantAnnie Shepherd

1882Directory entryWright Nicholas, farmer, HodoreHodoreKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusNicholas Wright, M, Head, married, age 51, born Coombefields, Warwickshire; occupation: FarmerNicholas WrightHodore1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Annie Wright, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Ramsey, HuntingdonshireAnnie Wright
Catherine Wright, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Hartfield, SussexCatherine Wright
Nicholas Wright, M, Son, single, age 22, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Farmer's sonNicholas Wright
Annie Wright, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Hartfield, SussexAnnie Wright
Sarah W Wright, F, Daughter, age 5, born Hartfield, SussexSarah W Wright
Adelaide Langridge, F, Visitor, single, age 28, born Hartfield, SussexAdelaide Langridge
Mary Divall, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantMary Divall

c 1899Hodore Farm and Gallypot Street, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyHodore Farm

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