The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Bletchinglye      Rotherfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 48; p. 56; p. 61
1933Historic Houses of Sussex - Bletchingley Farm, Rotherfield by Viscountess Wolseley ⇒ p. 278

Historical records

1296Subsidy/tax list4s 6 3/4dNicholas de BleechyngeleghBleechyngelegh, Village of Suthborgh, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1327Subsidy/tax list3s 4 3/4dJohn de BlechinggeleghBlechinggelegh, Village of Retherfeld, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1332Subsidy/tax list5s 3dJohn de BlechinggeleghBleechynlegh, Village of Rutherfeld, Hundred of RutherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

c 1350Tenant listJohn de BlechinggeleghOne messuage and 100 acres of ancient feoffment, RetherfeldePullein's Rotherfield

1359HistoryBletchinglyeWolseley's Bletchingley
Robert Picot and Agnes his wife, and Richard and Emma Parker sold Bletchingley Farm to John de Saperton

1st Jan 1526HistoryBletchinglyeWolseley's Bletchingley
The Will of John Mason: ". that Robert Mason the son of John Mason my son shall have all my landes and tenements with their pertinences in Rotherfeld called blechynglies ."

14th Dec 1559HistoryBletchinglyeWolseley's Bletchingley
The Rotherfield Court Rolls: ". Edward Parker, gentleman, attends and makes known that he holds of the lord a messuage and certain lands with appurtenances called Bletchinglie, in Rotherfield ."

2nd May 1587HistoryBletchinglyeWolseley's Bletchingley
The Rotherfield Court Rolls: ". that Thomas Pococke who held one pennyworth called Blechunglye with appurtenances in Rotherfield died ."

1st Apr 1618HistoryBletchinglyeWolseley's Bletchingley
The Will of John Pococke: ". will and give John Pococke Cozen and my Executor all that my manor called or knowne by the name Bletchinlye with all the howses edifices barnes gardens orcherdes landes meadowes pastures ffeedinges woodes and all other hereditaments thereunto belonging situate and beinge in Rotherfield

1645HistoryBletchinglyeWolseley's Bletchingley
Sale of the "Manor of Bletchingden alias Bletchingley" with tenements in Rotherfield consisting of "1 messuage, 1 orchard, 40 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture, 40 acres of wood and 30 acres of furze and heath"

1721HistoryBletchinglyeWolseley's Bletchingley
Quit Rental: Mr Thomas Maye of Hadlow for a messuage and land called Bletchingley - 8/11

c 1795Rotherfield, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBletchingly Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Corke, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Corke, farmerBletchingly1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusAnsley Corke, F, [Wife], age 56, born SussexAnnsley Corke [Wickens]
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Corke, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexGeorge Corke
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Corke, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexWilliam Corke
6th Jun 1841CensusPhilip Corke, M, [Grandson], age 10, born SussexPhilip Corke
6th Jun 1841CensusBenjamin Brooman, M, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: servantBenjamin Brooman
6th Jun 1841CensusSamuel Brooman, M, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: servantSamuel Brooman
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Nelson, F, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation ServantMary Nelson
6th Jun 1841CensusCharlotte Holmwood, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantCharlotte Holmwood
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Wickens, F, age 10, born Sussex; occupation ServantSarah Wickens

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 4 people; occupation: farmerWilliam Corke, farmerBletchingley1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: farm labourerJohn Hoath, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Jarratt
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm LabourerCharles Pilbeam
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-daughter; occupation ScholarFrances Waterhurst
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation HousekeeperMary Wilson
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-daughter; occupation: house servantPhiladelphia Corke Fenner

c 1860Historyold farmhouseWolseley's Bletchingley
About 1860 the Duchess of Leeds bought the property for the purpose of founding an orphanage for girls and presented it to the Roman Catholic Church. Their trustees sold a portion of the land together with the old farmhouse.

7th Apr 1861CensusMaria Fenner, F, Head, widowed, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 138 acresMaria Fenner [Vineall]Betchingly Farm1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusHarriet Colebrooke, F, Visitor, widowed, age 47, born Rolvenden, KentHarriet Colebrooke
7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge F Goldsmith, M, Adopted son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge Frederick Goldsmith
7th Apr 1861CensusAlice Bridger, F, Servant, single, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantAlice Bridger
7th Apr 1861CensusFredrick Bridger, M, Servant, single, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carterFrederick Bridger, farmer
7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Hope, M, Servant, single, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantWilliam Hope
7th Apr 1861CensusJessey Izzard, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantJesse Izzard, farm labourer
7th Apr 1861CensusStephen Hope, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: carter boyStephen Hope

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Upton, M, Head, married, age 58, born East Malling, Kent; occupation: farm bailiffJohn Upton, farm bailiffBlechingly Farm1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusJudith Upton, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Brenchley, KentJudith Upton
2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Upton, M, Son, single, age 19, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Upton
2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Upton, M, Son, age 11, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: scholarHenry Upton
2nd Apr 1871CensusEmily Upton, F, Daughter, age 8, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: scholarEmily Upton

1874Directory entryGillett Robert, farmer, BletchingleyBletchingleyPost Office Directory

c 1875Blatchinglye, Frenches, Little & Great Trodgers, East of Rotherfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBlatchinglye

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Berry, M, Head, married, age 49, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Berry, farm labourerBlatchingly1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriat Berry, F, Wife, married, age 48, born FrantHarriat Berry

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Gilbert, M, Head, married, age 52, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm bailiffCharles Gilbert, farm bailiffBlatchingly1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth M. Gilbert, F, Wife, married, age 49, born RotherfieldElizabeth Mary Gilbert
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles H. Gilbert, M, Son, single, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerCharles Henry Gilbert, railway signalman
3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Gilbert, M, Son, age 18, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerStephen Gilbert, farm labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Gilbert, M, Son, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Gilbert

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Bridger, M, Head, widowed, age 67, born Norfolk; occupation Retired FarmerJoseph Bridger, farmerCourt Lodge1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarry Bridger, M, Son, single, age 39, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerHarry Bridger
3rd Apr 1881CensusMargaret Bridger, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Rotherfield; occupation DressmakerMargaret Bridger
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen L. Bridger, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Rotherfield; occupation HousekeeperEllen Louisa Bridger

5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Gilbert, M, Head, married, age 61, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerCharles Gilbert, farm bailiffBletchingly1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth M Gilbert, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Mary Gilbert

5th Apr 1891CensusStephen Gilbert, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerStephen Gilbert, farm labourerBletchingly1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusAlice Gilbert, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Ticehurst, SussexAlice Gilbert
5th Apr 1891CensusEdith Mary Gilbert, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexEdith Mary Gilbert
5th Apr 1891CensusFlorence Alice Gilbert, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexFlorence Alice Gilbert

2001TodayBletchinglye Farm

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