The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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Ham Farm      Withyham  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 115
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 14

Historical records

1265Occupation OwnerWilliam atte HameHame Court

1296Occupation OwnerHenry atte HammeHamme Court

1296Occupation OwnerRichard atte HammeHamme Court

1327Occupation OwnerThomas atte HammeHamme Court

1398Occupation OwnerGilbert HammeHamme Court

2nd Dec 1595Leaseholder (21 yrs)Robert MarchantHam House als Ham and SpencersBuckhurst Terrier
Robert Marchant, yeoman, holds by indenture the messuage farm or tenement called Ham House als Ham and Spencers and lands called Janes Iland, Sheep fields, Eleven acres, the forestall, Southfeild, Motymeade, Southfield Croft and 9 other fields. Also Upperham Mead, Coxfeild with a barn, and two other fields. In all 95 acres: viz., mead 29 acres, pasture 47 acres, arable 15 acres, wood 3 acres.
Rent £26 6s 8d and 4 fat capons alive on 1st November to be paid at the Hall of Buckhurst

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

1714Occupation TenantRobert AvisHam Court

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

1728Occupation TenantJohn AvisHam Court

1772Occupation TenantJohn junior AvisHam Court

1st Sep 1787[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John CaryHamJohn 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 1795Withyham, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamHam Farm

1806Occupation TenantThomas AvisHam Court

1808Occupation TenantJohn ParrisHam Court

1838CensusHead; occupation: farmerJohn Killick Paris, farmerHam Court Farm1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Parris, M, Head, age 75 to 79, born Sussex; occupation: independentJohn Paris, independentHam1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
John Parris, M, [Son], age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation FarmerJohn Killick Paris, farmer
Sarah Parris, F, [Daughter-in-law], age 35 to 39, born SussexSarah Elizabeth Parris [Patching]
Sarah Parris, F, [Grand-daughter], age 12, born SussexSarah Killick Hodges [Parris]
Philip Parris, M, [Grand-son], age 8, born SussexPhilip Parris, farmer
Elizabeth Parris, F, [Grand-daughter], age 2, born SussexElizabeth Hale [Parris]
Sophia Barden, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: servantSophia Barden
Susan Farmer, F, age 12, born Sussex; occupation: servantSusan Farmer
Thomas Earnest, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantThomas Earnest
Mark Coles, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantMark Cole, farm labourer
William Farmer, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Farmer

1845Occupation TenantJohn Killick Paris, farmerHam Court

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, employs 5 people; occupation: farmerJohn Killick Paris, farmerHam Farm1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
DaughterSarah Killick Hodges [Parris]
SonPhilip Parris, farmer
Servant, occupation: general servantMary Bower
Servant; occupation: farm servantThomas Everest
Servant; occupation: farm servantAlfred Edwards
Servant; occupation: farm servantThomas Everest
Servant, occupation: general servantHarriot Coomber

1867Directory entryParris John, farmer, Ham farmHam farmPost Office Directory

1867Occupation TenantPhilip ParrisHam Court

1874Directory entryParris Philip, farmer & hop grower, Ham farmHam 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 SurveyHam Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusPhilip Parris, M, Head, married, age 48, born Withyham, employs 4 labourers and 2 boys; occupation: farmerPhilip Parris, farmerHam Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary N. Parris, F, Wife, married, age 42, born EssexMary Kirkham Parris [Bell]
Philip S. Parris, M, Son, age 9, born Withyham; occupation: scholarPhilip S. Parris
Mary J. Holmden, F, Housekeeper, single, age 29, born SurreyMary J. Holmden
Eliza A. Serves, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Kent; occupation ServantEliza A. Serves

1882Directory entryParris Philip, farmer & hop grower, Ham farmHam farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusPhilip Parris, M, Head, married, age 58, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmerPhilip Parris, farmerHam Farm1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary K Parris, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Great Baddow, EssexMary Kirkham Parris [Bell]
Charles J Parris, M, Son, single, age 22, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: surveyor's clerkCharles John Parris
Thomas A Bamford, M, Visitor, single, age 22, born Manchester, Lancashire, occupation: surveyor's clerkThomas A Bamford
Ethel D Bell, F, Niece, single, age 14, born Brixton, SurreyEthel D Bell
Walter P Bell, M, Nephew, single, age 12, born Stockwell, SurreyWalter P Bell
Annie Bean, F, Servant, single, age 18, born East Blatchington, Sussex, occupation: general domestic servantAnnie Bean
Mary Bean, F, Servant, single, age 14, born East Blatchington, Sussex, occupation: general domestic servantMary Bean

1894Occupation TenantJohn T. HallHam Court

1902HistoryHam FarmSutton's Historical Notes
Hamme Court appears to have been a house of some importance years ago. In 1398 Robert Reade, Bishop of Chichester, granted a licence to Gilbert Hamme and Margaret, his wife, to have mass and other divine services performed in the oratory of their house at Withyham.

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