The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
The Manor of Duddleswell by Colin J Hobbs
published in 2004

Maresfield at Stumbletts Common  
West Hoathly  
East Grinstead  
Information Sources  


Henry Thomas Earl of Chichester and Henry Hall Viscount Gage Estate  
William Lord Abergavenny Estate  
Sir John Shelley Estate  

Maresfield Properties

M1Le Sonke; 4 acres of assert
M2Inhomes als Beggarswell; 6 acre field within forest
M3Parcel of waste; 3 roods within forest
M4Burchetts, 3 parcels of land; 15 acres
M5Inhomes in Markstreet; 3 acres
M5AInhomes in Markstreet; 30 perches
M6Pricketts hatchegate, cottage; Johane Dynes, 2 acres assart
M73 parcels; 13.25 acres new assart at Horney Common
M8Chapmans; 4 acres assart near Lampool Green
M8ALe Trench; 2 acres
M9Hoogelette, messuage; 7 acres
M9AHugletts Pit; 7 acres
M10Courtehatche; 6 acres
M10ANewlond; 4 acres new assart
M10BNewlond; 6 acres new assart
M11Crouchecrofte; 3 acres at Piltdown Crossroads
M11ACrouchecrofte, 4 cottages; 0.5 acre at Piltdown Crossroads
M13Messuage, garden, and 2 crofts; 5 acres
M15Messuage; 1 acre at Brabies Hatch
M20Tinkers; 4 pieces 11 acres of woodland at Cheynes
M212 tenements, messuage, cottage; 4 acres near Oldlands
M22Whitehouse, messuage, 1 parcel land; 27 acres within the forest
M22AWhitehouse, barn and buildings
M23Cottage; 1/2 acre by the Boringwheel Pond
M24Cottage; 1 rood at Jessops Hill by Tinkers
M25Cottage, small barn, new built; 5 acres by Boreing Whele Pond
M26Oast house, malthouse; 1/2 acre at Pricketts Hatch Green
M27Cottage; 1 rood at Horney Common
M28Cottage; 1/2 rood at Horney Common
M29Cottage; 1/2 rood at Horney Common
M30Cottage; 1/2 acre at Whitehouse Land
M31Cottage & garden; 1 rood at Jessops Hill
M32Land; 190 acres
M32ALand; 10 acres
M32BLand; 14 acres in 3 parcels
M32CLand; 10 acres
M32DLand; 10 acres
M33le Churchwardens; 10 acres
M34le Springwell
M35le Diall field; 4.2.00 acres at Horney Common
M36Messuage and barn; 19. 3. 00 acres
M36ALand; 2.0.28 acres and ( 0.1.32 earlier taken in )
M37Newlodge, messuage and tenement; 30 acres assart within Forest
M38Marlelands, cottage and tenement; 5 acres assart within Forest
M39Cottage adjacent Brownsbrook
M40Clayfields; 10. 2. 00 acres assart within Forest
M40AForest Lodge
M41House lately built; 6 acres assart within Forest
M41ALand; 2.3.30 acres
M42Croft; 3 roods at Jessops Hill
M43Little Amblers, cottage; 4 acres
M43ALittle Amblers; 2 acres
M43A/BLittle Amblers; 20 perches
M44Messuage/tenement; 4 acres at Stubbs Cross
M45Sealeswell; 12 acres at Duddleswell
M46Land; 1 rood south of Clayfields
M47Land; 5 acres
M48Land; 5 acres
M49Cottage and tenement; 4 acres
M50le Stonyland; 15 acres
M50Ale Stonyland; 5 acres
M50Ble Stonyland; 5 acres
M51Land; 7 .1. 00. acres at Copthall
M52Land; 1 . 0. 08 acres at Brabies Hatch
M52ALand; 1/2 acre by Kenwards house
M52A/ALand; 3.07 acres
M53Cottage; 0. 2. 29 acre top of Cackle Street
M54Cottage; 1/2 acre at Horney Common
M55Land; 33 acres
M55ALand; 2 acres
M56Land; 2.2.36 acres
M59Land; 18. 2. 48 acres at Duddleswell
M59ALand; 5. 2. 48 acres adj Marlelands
M60Land; 1/2 acre at Fairwarp
M63Cottage; 1/2 acre at Dodds Hill
M65Hopgarden; 1 acre by Oldlands
M66Malthouse; 0. 0. 20 acre
M68Messuage; 1 acre will be Whitehouse
M70Land; 12. 0. 28 acres at Duddleswell
M70ALand; 11 rods acres at Duddleswell
M73Smiths shop; 1 acre at Witchcross
M75Land; 25 acres at Duddleswell
M76The Boringwheel Pond; 5 acres
M77Land; 0.5 acre at Brabies Hatch
M79Land; Several pieces 2 acres below Misborne
M80Workhouse; 4 acres
M81Land; 4 acres south of Marles
M82Water corn mill; 40 rods by Boringwheel pond
M83Cottage; 2.2.00 acres
M84Land; 2 acres opposite Fords Green
M85Land; 2 acres at Whitehouse Common
M86Land; 1 acre at Whitehouse Common
M87Cottage and buildings; 1 acre by Boringwheel
M88Land; 4 acres around Workhouse
M89Wych Cross road; 30 perches
M90Duddleswell 3 cottages; 2.1. 09 acres, 1. 3. 09 acres, and 0.0. 33 acres
M90ADuddleswell cottage; triangular piece 0.0.33 acre
M90BDuddleswell seed plot and old cottage; 0.0.14 acre
M90CDuddleswell cottage; 0.0.20 acre
M90DLand at Duddleswell; 4.1.33 acres
M91Fairwarp cottage; 2.2.00 acres
M91AFairwarp Oak Cottage
M92Cottage; 0.1.16 acres
M92A3 cottages; 0.1.16 acres
M93Forge Bank cottage, barn and lodges; 2.3.05 acres
M94Messuage and buildings; 0.3.00 acre
M94ACottage erected by Samuel Fox younger; 0.2.01 acre
M95Cottage and bulidings near Spring Gardens; 2 acres
M96Cottage and buildings in Fairwarp; 0.3.00 acre
M96ACottage in Fairwarp; 0.1.24 acre
M96A/AGrocers shop, bakehouse, messuage and shop in Fairwarp
M97Land; 4.0.00 acres near Duddleswell Gate
M98Nursery; 1.2.22 acres, Tithe no. 808/9; 1.2.27 acre,late nursery garden.
M98ALand; 1.1.27 acres
M99Land; 1.3.18 acres. Tithe nos. 858/62
M100Cottage, brick kilns and brick sheds; 1.2.00 acres
M100AWhitehouse Cottages ( 2 ); 1.2.14 acres
M101Land; 1.2.00 acres
M102Land; 1.2.00 acres near Duddleswell Gate
MaresfieldLand5. 2. 48 acres adj MarlelandsCopyhold
M59Aby apportionment 10/- annual rent; Fine and heriot 10/- each.

Formed by partition from 18. 2. 48 acres at Duddleswell
1704 to 1705
1704 Henry Deane mortgage Charles Russell of East Grinstead £31/10/-.
1705 surrendered Jane Gyles.
2.1/2 acres adj to Marlelands on North.2.2.48 acres Rd Fairwarp/Amblers Gill N,Rd Fairwarp/Oldlands Gate S.1/2 acre self W.
1705 to 1734
1705 Jane Gyles widow admit. Oliver Knight mortgage Thomas Bodle of East Grinstead hatmaker £34/13/- .
1716 Oliver Knight and wife Jane mortgage Thomas Orgles of East Grinstead yeoman.
1726 Oliver Knight and Jane surreght and Jane surrendered uses selves then Marie Stephenson, Sara Young, Elizabeth Knight and Jane Richards.
1730 default on mortgage, to Thomas Orgles.
1734 Oliver Knight deceased.
17263 acres
17278 acres
1730Thomas Orgles admit.
1734 Mary Stephenson, Sara Young, John Billings only son of Elizabeth Knight deceased, Jane Richards admit on 3rd proc Josiah Stephenson and Mary, John Younge and Sara, John Billings and Thomas and Jane Richards by letter of attorney etter of attorney surrendered to Thomas Catt.
1734 to 1738
1734 Thomas Catt mortgage John Devall £70.
1736 mortgage James Burgess of Rotherfeild gent £104/10/- .
1738 deceased.
1760 Elizabeth Catt daughter surrendered John Burgess.
1738 to 17441738 James Burgess admit by default of mortgage.
1744 deceased.
1744 to 17601744 John Burgess only son admit.
1760 surrendered to Willam Arnold.
1760 to 1766
1760 William Arnold of Fletching yeoman admit and surrendered to will.
1760 licence to let to George Catt son of Richard for 14 years, fine 4/8d.
1766 deceased
1766 to 1771
1766 John Arnold eldest brother admit.
1771 surrendered to James Hobbs.
1771 to 1807
1771 James Hobbs of Maresfeild husbandman admit and mortgage John Luck of Hartfeild farmer £150
1779 satis.
1779 mortgage John Luck the younger of Withyham farmer £230, with Marlelands, cottage and tenement, 5 acres assart within Forest and 4 acres south of Marles.
1797 satis.
1788 surrendered to will.
1797 mortgage James Wood of Buxted yeoman £230, with Marlelands, cottage and tenement, 5 acres assart within Forest and 4 acres south of Marles
1807 deceased.
1779new cottage
1807 to 1811
1807 James Hobbs eldest son admit by probate in trust for sale in 12 months, with Marlelands, cottage and tenement, 5 acres assart within Forest and 4 acres south of Marles.
1811 deceased
1811 to 1812
1811 Caroline wife George Star eldest daughter admit subject to mortgage with Marlelands, cottage and tenement, 5 acres assart within Forest and 4 acres south of Marles.
1812 surrendered to Hannah Hobbs £750.
1812 to 1836
1812 Hannah Hobbs widow mother admit subject to existing mortgage and surrendered to will with Marlelands, cottage and tenement, 5 acres assart within Forest and and 4 acres south of Marles.
1825 mortgage Ann Thomas of Lewes widow £500, with Marlelands, cottage and tenement, 5 acres assart within Forest and 4 acres south of Marles.
1836 deceased.
1843 F.H Gell satis Ann Thomas.
1837 John Hobbs Starr eldest son of Caroline admit on 2nd proc and surrendered to George Starr.
1837 to 1860
1837 George Starr of Maresfeild yeoman father admit, with Marlelands, cottage and tenement, 5 acres assart within Forest and 4 acres soDM.M81">4 acres south of Marles.
1841 mortgage John King Esq of Bletchington House £500, with Marlelands, cottage and tenement, 5 acres assart within Forest and 4 acres south of Marles
1859 exors release on payt £50.
1860 satis.
1860 surrendered to Graham Cook £720.
1840Tithe map nos.1207/9,1223/4,1232 5.3.10 acres.
1860 to 1879
1860 George Cook of Battersea gent admit, with Marlelands, cottage and tenement, 5 acres assart within Forest and 4 acres south of Marles.
1879 surrendered t1879 surrendered to Henry Norman £1450.
1879 to 1906
1879 Henry Norman of Maresfeild grocer admit, with Marlelands, cottage and tenement, 5 acres assart within Forest and 4 acres south of Marles.
1890 mortgage r />1890 mortgage Margaret wife of Major General Robert William Bland Hunt of 19 St Johns Park Blackheath £600, with 2 tenements, messuage, cottage, 4 acres near Oldlands, Marlelands, cottage and tenement, 5 acres assart within Forest, M65 and 4 acres south of Marles.
1906 deceased.

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