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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume II. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 264
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 157
1985Crowborough - The Growth of a Wealden Town by Malcolm Payne ⇒ p. 15

Historical records

1291HistoryGelderegge (Gillridge)Buxted The Beautiful
In the Papal Registers under the date of 1291, a mandate was issued by the Pope to the Archbishop of Canterbury “to grant a licence, on the representation of John, Rector of Bocstede in the Dioc. of Chichester for building a chapel within the limits of his parish for the inhabitants of the town of Gelderegge (Gillridge) who in winter are hindered by floods and bad roads from coming to church and at present go to the neighbouring church of Withyhame, to the injury of the said rectory, it being exempt from the jurisdiction of the Bp. of Chichester and subject to the Archbishop.”

Sep 1291InformationGeldereggSutton's Historical Notes
In the 13th century Gelderegg, it appears, was just within the limits of the parish of Buxted, but the boundary line has since been diverted, for Gilderedge is now in the adjoining parish of Withyham. .......... It appears that the inhabitants of Gelderegg were situated at such a distance from their parish church at Buxted that during the greater part of the winter season, owing to inundations and the dangerous character of the highway, they were unable to attend that church . .... necessity therefore compelled them to resort to the more accessible church of Withyham ....... led to petition Pope Nicholas IV that in order to prevent these irregularities on the part of the inhabitants of Gelderegg, a chapel having a chaplain of its own should be built within the parish of Buxted but adjacent to Gelderegg......... The Pope agreed to this, and a bull was accordingly sent to the Archbishop to that effect dated 4 Kal. Sept. 1291.......... the Archbishop granted to John de Lewes, rector of the church of Bocstede, two acres of land lying on the waste of Crowbergh Hill at a place commonly called Scherche juxta Gelderegg on which a new chapel was to be built and a cemetery provided........ no trace of a chapel has been discovered at Gelderegg, it is impossible to say whether it was ever built or not............

c 1570Occupation TenantRobert BakerGilderidge

10th Sep 1597TenantRobert BakerGilredgeBuckhurst Terrier
Robert Baker for Gildredge
Yearly rent 11s 4d

1714Occupation TenantJohn BourneGilderidgeSutton's Historical Notes

c 1724North of Crowborrow, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenGillridge

1728Occupation TenantJohn RussellGilderidgeSutton's Historical Notes

1736Occupation TenantJohn BriantGilderidgeSutton's Historical Notes

1788Occupation TenantThomas CushmanGilderidgeSutton's Historical Notes

c 1795North of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamGill-ridge

1800Occupation TenantJohn BorerGilderidgeSutton's Historical Notes

c 1825North of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodGillridge

25th May 1825BirthThomas Borer

1832BirthSarah Ann Maynard [Allcorn]GilridgeRotherfield Parish Registers

1833BirthRachel Townsend AlcorneGilridgeRotherfield Parish Registers

1838CensusHead; occupation: farmerGeorge Murrell, farmerGillridge Farm1838 Census
Crowborough Town, Sussex

1838Occupation TenantGeorge MurrellGilderidgeSutton's Historical Notes

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Murrell, M, Head, age 44, born Sussex; occupation: farmerGeorge Murrell, farmerGill Ridge1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Harriet Murrell, F, [Wife], age 34, born SussexHarriet Murrell
Jane Marchant, F, age 14, born Sussex; occupation: servantJane Dadswell [Marchant]
Stephen Beal, M, age 19, occupation: servantStephen Beal
Mark Beal, M, age 14, occupation: servantMark Beal

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Gilbert, farm labourerGillridge Farm1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeAnne Gilbert [Wilmshurst]
DaughterJane Ann Gilbert
Lodger; occupation: farm labourerStephen Gilbert

c 1875Cooks Corner, Gillridge, Parkgrove & Royal Mires, North of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyGillridge Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Fenner, M, Head, married, age 26, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Fenner, farm labourerGillridge Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elizabeth Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 18, born WadhurstElizabeth Fenner [Manktelow]
M. Mancklow, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 53, born DallingtonHarriott Manktelow [Weeks]
Annie Mancklow, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 9, born MayfieldAnnie Manktelow
Charles Brown, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Maresfield; occupation: farm servantCharles Brown

3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Fermor, M, Head, married, age 39, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourerRobert Fermor, farm labourerGillridge Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Ellen Fermor, F, Wife, married, age 39, born RotherfieldHelen Fermor [Mackellow]
William R. Fermor, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarWilliam Robert Fermor
Rose Fermor, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarRosa Fermor
Ansley F. Fermor, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarAnsley Fanny Fermor
Alfred E. Fermor, M, Son, age 4, born RotherfieldAlfred Edward Fermor
Emily Fermor, F, Daughter, age 11 m, born RotherfieldEmily Fermor

5th Apr 1891CensusJude Wickham, M, Head, widowed, age 59, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourerJude WickhamGilridge1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Ellen Wickham, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Withyham, SussexEllen Wickham
Eliza Wickham, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Withyham, SussexEliza Wickham

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Turner, M, Head, married, age 49, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Turner, farm labourerGilridge1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elizabeth Turner, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Framfield, SussexElizabeth Turner [Campbell]
Ellen Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Waldron, SussexEllen Bassett [Turner]
Lucy Turner, F, Daughter, age 13, born East Hoathly, SussexLucy Turner
Trayton Turner, M, Son, age 11, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: carter boyTrayton Turner, bricklayer's labourer
Laura Turner, F, Daughter, age 8, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarLaura Turner
Thomas Turner, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarThomas Turner, carman for coal merchant

c 1899Gillridge Farm & Orznash, North of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyGillridge Farm

12th Sep 1899BirthThomas BoarerGillridgeIvy Stead's records

2nd Apr 1911CensusEbenzer Crowhurst, M, Head, married, age 60, born Meopham, Kent; occupation: farmerEbenzer Crowhurst, farmerGilridge Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Carey Crowhurst, F, Wife, married 31 years, age 59, born Meopham, KentCarey Crowhurst
Beatrice Crowhurst, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Meopham, Kent; occupation: millinerBeatrice Crowhurst

2nd Apr 1911CensusFred Cottingham, M, Head, married, age 36, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: waggoner on farmFred Cottingham, waggoner on farmGilridge Cottage1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Nancy Cottingham, F, Wife, married 7 years, age 27, born Uckfield, SussexNancy Cottingham
Arthur Cottingham, M, Son, age 7, born Crowborough, SussexArthur Cottingham

2001TodayGillridge Farm

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