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1633ConveyanceMill (als Pepper Mill) PlaceESRO
Conveyance for £800
William Ballard and Richard Ballard of Wadhurst, gents, sons of Thomas Ballard, gent, deceased, to Thomas Sanders of Wadhurst, gent
Watercorn Mill called Peppermill and grubland 25 acres in Lamberhurst, Sussex, in occupation of John Walter; lands called Carters, Rownden and Rownden Meade (52 acres); lands called Remisses, Calhill, Gildridges (55 acres) in occupation of Richard Launder otherwise Eastland. All in Wadhurst and Lamberhurst. Lands in Wadhurst and Lamberhurst granted to Thomas Ballard by John Whitfeld, esq, by deed of 25 May 1622. 20½ acres land in Corsley Wood near Lefforde in Wadhurst, abutting NW on a highway leading from a messuage of Thomas Sanders to a messuage formerly of James Bellingham and now of Robert Sanders, N on a watercourse running from the said highway, E and S on lands called Lefforde in Lamberhurst, now in occupation of John Gromebridge. Lands called Bewkes, Lightfoots otherwise Liffords (30 acres) in occupation of John Gromebridge in Wadhurst and Lamberhurst, abutting S on Freake land formerly in occupation of Thomas Darrell, esq, and now of Thomas Sanders
Premises were devised to William Ballard and Richard Ballard by will of their father, Thomas Ballard 14 Dec 1622. Recites partition of 8 Apr 1633 (DYK/521)
Witnesses: Thomas Houghton, George Tokefeilde, John Knight
East Sussex Record Office reference DYK/523

22nd Jan 1636ConveyanceMill (als Pepper Mill) PlaceESRO
Conveyance for £10
Marye Ballard of Lamberhurst, Kent, widow, to Thomas Sanders of Wadhurst, gent
Water corn mill called Pepper Mill and grubland 25 acres in Lamberhurst, Sussex. Messuages called Carters, Rowneden and Rowneden Meade (52 acres) in Lamberhurst and Wadhurst. Messuages called Remisses, Calhill, Gildredge (55 acres). Messuage and 40 acres land formerly in occupation of John Gromebridge
Marye Ballard holds the premises for life by grant of her husband Thomas Ballard, deceased. Thomas Sanders is to pay MB £1,000 by 1 Jun 1636
Witnesses: Robert Steede, John Baker, John Richardson
Seal: armorial
East Sussex Record Office reference DYK/530

13th Nov 1726WillMill (als Pepper Mill) Place
Extract from the Will of Edward Latter
Item I give unto Edward Latter my son and to his heirs forever from Lady day next all that my Messuage with ffarm and Lands together with the appurtenants thereunto belonging commonly called or known by the name of Pepper Mill and now in my own occupation and in my son Richard Latter lying and being in the parish of Lamberhurst in the County of Sussex on attompt and with the proviso that he the said Edward Latter my son shall will and duly pay those two several Legacits to Richard latter my son and Mary the wife of John Rummings as shall be hereinafter specified that is to say and I herein give and bequeath unto Richard Latter my son three pounds per annum and to his heirs for ever out of the said Messuage house Mill ffarm and Lands called Pepper Mill by even equall half yearly payment the first payment to begin at Michaelmas next after my decease and if my said son Edward shall not pay any of the said half yearly payment within one and twenty days after they shall become one or payable it shall and may be lawfull and my will and wish is my said son Richard shall renter and enjoy the same till he or his heirs shall be fully satisfyed contented and paid
Itme I give and bequeath out of the said Messuage ffarm and Lands called Pepper Mill unto Mary my daughter the wife of John Rummings four pounds per annum during her life and the life of her said husband and after the decease of my said daughter and the said John Rummings her husband I give and bequeath the said sum of four pounds per annum unto their son Edward Rummings and to his heirs for ever to be paid to them by even and equal half yearly payments and for want of such payments it shall and may be lawfull and my will and mind so that he or they shall reenter and enjoy the same till they shall be fully saitisfied contented and paid the first payment to begin the next … after my decease

30th Mar 1851CensusWilliam Arnold, M, Head, married, age 30, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: millwrightWilliam Arnold, millwrightPepper Mill1851 Census
Lamberhurst, Sussex and Kent
30th Mar 1851CensusCary Arnold, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, SussexCary Arnold
30th Mar 1851CensusMartha Roberts, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: labourerMartha Roberts

3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur Arnold, M, Head, single, age 52, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farmer of 60 acres employing 5 men and 1 boyArthur Arnold, farmerMill Place1881 Census
Lamberhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Arnold, F, Sister, single, age 46, born Penshurst, KentFanny Arnold
3rd Apr 1881CensusJulia R. Meyrick, F, Cousin, single, age 34, born Wolverhampton, Stafford; occupation: companionJulia R. Meyrick

c 1910Ship Island, Mill PlaceShip Island, Mill Place, Lmberhurst by PhotchromPrivate collection

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