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
MaresfieldCrouchecrofte3 acres at Piltdown CrossroadsCopyhold
M114d annual rent

1557 to 1564Stephan Bourde
1564Pyltedowne Common SW, Road N, E & S
1610 to 1611
Stephen Bordman and Elizabeth nee Penfold mortgage Antony Goldsmyth. 1611 surrendered to William Brooker.
1611 to 1639William Brooker admit. 1639 deceased.
1639Cottage lately built & barn
after 1639Richard Brooker admit.
before 1641Nicholas Brooker to self and assigns.
1641 to 1645
Nicholas Brooker then John Kettle admit, heriot and fine 20/-. 1645 John Kettle surrendered to John Humphrey.
1645 to 1655
John Humphrey of Piltdown admit, fine 18/-. 1655 but court of 1657 mortgage to Richard Dane £25/8/6d. 1655 forfeit on non payment.1660 surrendered to Richard Dane.
1655 to 1673Richard Dane admit, fine 30/-. 1673 deceased.
1673 to 1688
John Dane son 16 admit, fine 4d. Robert Wood and William Bannester guardians. 1688 surrendered to John Smith.
1688 to 1745
John Smith of Maresfeild limeburner. 1706 surrendered to uses. 1745 deceased.
1745 to 1745
John Smith son of Edward, son of John Smith admit, fine 4d, mother Mary guardian, fine 1/-. 1745 surrendered to will and deceased.
1745 to 1764William Smith admit, fine 25/-. 1747 surrendered to will. 1764 deceased.
1764 to 1803
John Smith son of Edward eldest brother of William Bannester admit and surrendered to will. 1803 deceased.
1803 to 1804
Elizabeth Smith sister admit by probate, Elizabeth Fleming John Smith's niece attorney, fine £3.1804 surrendered to Elizabeth Fleming.
1804 to 1804
Elizabeth Fleming admit on 2nd proc during life of Elizabeth Smith, fine £2.1804 surrendered to Samuel Grover.
1804 to 1835
Samuel Grover of Fletching bricklayer admit, fine £2 and surrendered to will. 1805 mortgage John Verrall of Southover gent £100. 1827 satis.1827 mortgage Joseph Swift of Chailey yeoman £300. 1828 Joseph Swift anotherseph Swift another £100. 1831 Edward Stillwell exor satis. 1831 mortgage Mary Swift of Chailey widow £425. 1838 satis. 1835 deceased, heriot cow compo £5/6/8d.
1837 to 1838
David and Edward Grover sons admit trustees by will on 3rd proc, fine £30. 1838 surrendered to John Verrall £300, heriot pig compo £1. 1838 surrendered to Daniel Grover £260.
Partition to form Crouchecrofte, 4 cottages, 0.5 acre at Piltdown Crossroads by apportionment 3d annual rent
1839 to 1862
Daniel Grover of Sevenoaks builder admit on 3rd proc, fine £10. 1862 surrendered John Villiers Shelley £350.
1840Tithe map nos.1826, 1830/32 3.1.02 acres.
1862Messuage tenement and lodge.
1862 to 1867
John Villiers Shelley Bart of Maresfeild Park admit, fine £20. 1867 deceased, heriot horse compo £20.
1867 to 1875
Dame Louisa Elizabeth Anne Shelley admit with Cottage, 1/2 rood at Horney Common, Cottage, 2 acres. 1875 enfranchised £81/9/10d, with Cottage, 1/2 rood at Horney Common, Cottage, 2 acres.

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