Peter Brown Family History

Richard Infield (c1500) & Catherine

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General History

Richard Infield & Catherine were one of my 14th generation ancestors.

Key Dates:

Richard Infield birth details are unknown, but he was possibly born around 1500. He was probably the son of Thomas Infield of West Hoathly. He married Catherine in about 1530. Richard was a yeoman of West Hoathly. He left a 'Will' dated 19th September 1558 and died probably in 1558, prior to February 1559.

Catherine birth details are not known. She was Executor to her husbands 'Will' of 1558 and left a 'Will' dated 19th November 1563 and died probably in 1564, prior to March 1564. Her estate was valued at £74 8s 8d.

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Richard & Catherine had seven children.

John Thomasine Joan Agnes Richard James Thomas
  1. John Infield was born about 1531 and was executor to his father's 'Will' in 1558. He was not mentioned in his mothers 'Will' of 1563 so presumably died before then.
  2. Thomasine Infield (Thomasyn) was born in about 1533. She married firstly John Feldwick in about 1555. (John was overseer to her father's 'Will' of 1558). Details of John Feldwick & Thomasine Infield are shown separately as they are direct ancestors. She administered her husbands will in 1561. She married secondly Thomas Chaloner of Ashington - (source 1) in possibly 1562 and had four further children (Francis, Mary, Bridget & Anne who were mentioned in their father Thomas Chaloner's 'Will of 1587).
    Thomas Chaloner was overseer and witness to Catherine Infield's 'Will' of 1563 amd also proved the 'Will' by proxy. He was shown as a gent of West Hoathly. He left a 'Will' dated 5th May 1587 and was buried in 1587.
    Thomasine was mentioned in her brother Thomas Infield's 'Will' of 1573 (as sister Chaloner), in her mothers 'Will' of 1563 and in her second husband Thomas Chaloner's 'Will' of 1587.
  3. Joan Infield was born in about 1535. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558 as unmarried and in her mothers 'Will' of 1563 as Johane. She was mentioned in her brother Richard's 'Will' of 1571 and in her brother Thomas's 'Will' of 1573. She married John Payne of Stonelands, West Hoathly. Details of John Payne & Joan Infield are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  4. Agnes Infield was born in about 1537. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558 (as unmarried) and her mothers 'Will' of 1563.
  5. Richard Infield was born in about 1539. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1558 as under 21 and inherited 'Kocwebys' in West Hoathly and 'Hoke Crofts' in Godstone. He was executor to his mothers 'Will' of 1563. He married Margaret Comber (daughter of Roger Comber of Lindfield - or Rivers-Comber) on 7th October 1567 in Lindfield, Sussex. He left a 'Will' dated 11th March 1571 and he died on 20th April 1571 in Gravetye, West Hoathly, Sussex (PM Inquest 1st November 1611-see transcript). Margaret was mentioned in her husband's 'Will' of 1571. Margaret (shown as Infielde) remarried John Newnam (or Newnham or Newman) on 3rd July 1571 (John was mentioned in Thomas Infield's 'Will of 1573 (as brother in law and also a witness) & in Richard Infield's 'Will' of 1615). Richard & Margaret had a child (but she was possibly pregnant at the date of death of Richard).
    1. Richard Infield was born in 1568 (aged 3 years at father's death - PM inquest in 1611). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1571 and in his uncle Thomas Infield's 'Will' of 1573 ( as under 21 and as son of brother Richard). He was overseer to George Browne's 'Will' of 1614. He married Catherine Compton (daughter of John Compton & Joan Michelborne of Hampshire) in about 1596. He left a 'Will' dated 18th February 1615 and died on 11th September 1619 at Gravetye, West Hoathly, Sussex (source 1 says 23rd September). Catherine maybe possible died in Hampshire in 1643 and left a 'Will' administered by Henry Faulconer (son in law). Richard & Catherine had nine children.
      1. Agnes Infield was born in about March 1596 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex (see church plaque on death). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will of 1615 as under 21 and unmarried. She was mentioned in her brother Richard's 'Will' of 1625. She married Henry Faulconer on 1st February 1621 in West Hoathly. Henry was the son of John the son of Edward Falconer (see Edward Faulconer ref 1A).
      2. Richard Infield was born in about 1598 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex (aged 20 or more at father's death of 1619- PM inquest of 1620) & under 22 in 'Will' addendum of 1619). Richard married Katherine Culpeper on 24th February 1619 in Ardingly, Sussex ( Richard shown as of West Hoathly and Katherine was the daughter of Sir Edward Culpeper of Wakehurst, baptised 3rd July 1597 in Ardingly, Sussex). Katherine died on the 16th October (source 1) and was buried on 21st October 1623 in West Hoathly, Sussex (Catherine Infielde 'a married woman'). Richard left a 'Will' dated 22nd February 1625 and died on 11th March 1625 at Gravetye Manor, West Hoathly and was buried on 14th March in West Hoathly, Sussex.
      3. John Infield was born in about 1602 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will of 1615 as under 21, but was aged 22 or more at brother Richard's death of 1625 - PM inquest of 1625). He was buried on 26th October 1632 in West Hoathly, Sussex (' a young man').
      4. Bridget Infield was born in about 1604 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will of 1615 as under 21 and unmarried. She was mentioned in her brother Richard's 'Will' of 1625 and in her mother's 'Will' of 1643. She was a plaintiff in fines of Gravetye in 1635 & 1647. She married John Saunders on 29th December 1631 in West Hoathly, Sussex (source 1- but not in parish register- Note: A John Sanders married a Bridget Firfield of West Hoathly in Burstow Surrey, by licence, on 23rd January 1644). John was possibly mentioned in John Watson's 'Will' of 1672 ('as brother Saunders'- see Cordelia below). Bridget was buried on 10th February 1678 in West Hoathly, Sussex ('wife of John Sanders').
      5. Cordelia Infield was born in about 1606 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will of 1615 as under 21 and unmarried. She was mentioned in her brother Richard's 'Will' of 1625 and in her mother's 'Will' of 1643. She was a plaintiff in fines of Gravetye in 1635 & 1647. She married on 6th April 1631 in West Hoathly, Sussex, John Watson the son of Bridget Brown & John Watson. See Thomas Brown & Elizabeth Teyton (family Ref 6 B)
      6. Margaret Infield was born in about 1608 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. She was mentioned in her father's 'Will of 1615 as under 21 and unmarried. She was mentioned in her brother Richard's 'Will' of 1625 and in her mother's 'Will' of 1643. She was buried on 10th May 1672 in West Hoathly, Sussex.
      7. James Infield was baptised on 5th August 1610 in West Hoathly, Sussex (no parents shown). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will of 1615 as under 21 and shown as third son. He inherited lands called "Lynnes" in Lingfield and " Barlands" in Godstone under his fathers 'Will' and also inherited his brother Richard's lands in his 'Will' of 1625. Situated in the manor of Lagham, Barlands or Barnelands later became the Blue Anchor Inn in Blindly Heath (see Felbridge History Group - Blue Anchor). He married Mary Newton on 6th June 1633 in West Hoathly, Sussex (Mary born in 1613 was the daughter of William Newton of Lindfield). James died four months later, and was buried on 26th October 1633 in West Hoathly, Sussex. Mary subsequently married Rev John Killingworth.
      8. Catherine Infield (Katheran) was baptised on 1st March 1612 in West Hoathly, Sussex (no parents shown). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will of 1615 as under 21 and unmarried. She was mentioned in her brother Richard's 'Will' of 1625 and in her mother's 'Will' of 1643. She had a child baseborn (source 2 & 8)
        1. John Infield (Infielde) was baptised on 27th July 1638 in West Hoathly, Sussex.
      9. Ano Infield was born in about 1615 probably in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was not mentioned in father's 'Will of 1615 but was mentioned in the 'Will' addendum of 1619 as fourth son.
  6. James Infield was possibly born about 1541. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1558 (as Jamys) and inherited 'Lyne' in Lingfield. He was mentioned in his mothers 'Will' of 1563. He married in about 1574. He was overseer to his brother Richard's 'Will' of 1570 and executor to his brother Thomas 'Will' of 1573 ( shown as James Inyngfyeld). At his death he owned properties & land in Walkhamsted (alias Godstone), Surrey called 'Lynde', 'Reade', 'Longfelde', 'Sevenoakes', 'Stantons' &'Warrappesmeade' (see PM Inquisition). He left a 'Will' dated 21st January 1596 and he was buried on 22nd January 1596 in Lingfield, Surrey. (PM inquisition at Reigate on 19th February 1596). James had three children.
    1. Elizabeth Infield was born in about 1576 (shown as aged 20 in 1596- PM Inquisition).
    2. Anne Infield was born in about 1578 (shown as aged 18 in 1596- PM Inquisition).
    3. Mary Infield was buried on 20th May 1582 in Lingfield, Surrey ('daughter of James Ingfeild').
  7. Thomas Infield was born in about 1543 possibly in West Hoathly, Sussex. He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1558 as under 21 and inherited lands in Worth. He was mentioned in his mothers 'Will' of 1563 as under 21. He was overseer to his brother Richard's 'Will' of 1571. He left a 'Will' dated 20thMay 1573 and died in May 1573.

 

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Richard Infield c1500

On his death he owned a number of lands. Kocwebys in West Hoathly, Hoke Crofts in Godstone (or Wecamstead - adjoining South Park), Lyne in Lingfield & Godstone , land in Worth. The value of inventory on his death was £80 5s 10d.

Richard Infield 1539

On his death he owned a number of lands (see PM inquisition transcript):
Gravety  in West Hoathly : Manor house & land of 250 acres
Gyffords alias Rough Gyffords in West Hoathly : land of 40acres
Cockwebbs alias Fyngfeild in West Hoathly: Cottage & 2 acres (in his 'Will' this is possibly refered to as 'Kowebys')
Le Plawe in Eastgreensted
Barrlands in Walkhamsted (or Wallcomstead) alias Godstone: 90 acres
Le Byes in Walkhamsted (or Wallcomstead) alias Godstone: 60 acres
Hookecrofts in Godstone (two parcels of land)
Longlands alias Blacklands in Tandridge: 20 acres
Sugham in Lingfield: 42 acres (inherited from his cousin Thomas)

Richard Infield 1568

Source 8 refers to a magnificent iron slab in the doorway of West Hoathly church where Richard was buried. This bears the inscription "Here lyeth the body of Richard Infield, gentleman who departed this life the 11 day of September Ano Dom 1619 aged 51 years".

Richard owned a number of lands at the death and mentioned in his 'Will' including: lands in Lingfield, Surrey called 'Lynnes' (or Lynes) ; lands in Godstone in Surrey called 'The Bye' and 'Barland' , lands in Lingfield called 'Sugham'; manor of Bristowe als Burstowe in Surrey; mansion house called Gravetie in Sussex; parcel of wood ground called the Plawe being in the parish of Eastgrinsted.

Richard's Wife Catherine continued to live in WestHoathly after his death in 1619. She initially lived at Gravetye Manor then at the Manor House in West Hoathly which she purchased in 1627 and extended extensively (see Photo: John Brown 1546). It is rumoured that her daughters Margaret & Catherine were death & dumb , her son John was possibly mentally ill and James was always physically ill.(source 8)

GRAVETYE MANOR: Gravetye first appears as a manor in 1571, when Richard Infield died seised of it, leaving an infant son Richard. The second Richard died in 1619, and his eldest son, a third Richard, in 1625, when it passed by will to his brother James Infield, who died without issue in 1633. Gravetye then passed to his widow Mary, who subsequently married the Rev. John Killingworth, and with him, in 1635, settled the manor on three of James Infield's sisters and their husbands, namely Agnes and Henry Faulconer, Cordell and John Watson, and Bridget Infield, who afterwards married John Saunders. They were still holding the manor in 1647, but in 1651 it is said to have been conveyed by Henry Faulconer (presumably the surviving heir) to Edward Payne. When Edward Payne died in 1660 Gravetye passed to his second son Richard, and in turn to his son and grandson, also named Richard. In 1732 the property went to the last Richard's brother named Thomas. Thomas Payne died in 1763 and his son Thomas Holles Payne sold the manor in 1791 to William Clifford, timber merchant; a Mr. Reynolds, a minor, was holding it in 1835, and in 1870 it was in the possession of F. Cayley, who died in 1874. Before the end of the 19th century it was purchased by William Robinson the horticulturist, who died in 1935 and left the estate to the nation to be used for the study of forestry under the Board of Agriculture. Gravetye is currently a hotel. (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56941 .)
Gravetye Manor - West Sussex, England

BURSTOW PARK. This is the manor-house of Burstow Court Manor, in Burstow, Surrey . It is situated about 1 mile north of Outwood, Surrey and about ten miles from West Hoathly. See Map Old Surrey map of Burstow & Outwood . ( However, for confusion, there is also a Burstow Lodge (now called Burstow Manor) 1 mile south of Outwood in Rookery lane).
Burstow Park Farm is known to have been the site of the Manor House from which the greater part of the Burstow Estate was administered from medieval times until the later Victorian period. Through much of the earlier period the Manor was part of the Manor of Wimbledon (Mortlake) owned by the Archbishops of Canterbury. By the early 16th century the manor had been leased by the then Archbishop (Primate Warham) to Sir John Gage. George Payne is recorderd in his Will as owning the farm at Burstow park, leaving it to his son John ("Item I will to John my sonne my fferme of Brestowe parke"), and also refers to Sir John Gage. "Item I will that my good maister Sir John Gage twoe colts nowe being in Brestowe parke". At the dissolution the property then passed to the Kings then first minister, Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex along with the rest of the manor of Wimbledon. The property was passed to the crown in 1590 and then given to Thomas Cecil, first son of William Cecil, Lord Burghly, who promptly sold it to Sir Thomas Shirley. The Deer Park was probably disemparked during the commonwealth period and the land enclosed to form several farms. The Manor House at Burstow Park Farm became the centre of the most important of these and new farmsteads were created at Hookhouse and Stonehouse farms around this time. http://www.archaeologyse.co.uk/ReportLibrary/2007/2007-2513-Burstow-Park-Farm-Surrey.pdf 


Burstow Park Farm 

Burstow Park Farmhouse is undoubtedly architecturally significant in its medieval core, but also in the development of the farmhouse over a period of four centuries. The comparatively humble hall house with tall and narrow proportions was significantly enlarged by the addition of the ranges to north and east in the late 16th century and again in 1640.
It was sold to to Richard Infield or Innyngfield in 1610. He (actually his son) in 1625 made a settlement on himself in tail, with contingent remainder to his brother and to his nephew Innyngfield Falconer, son of his sister Agnes. He died in 1625 and was succeeded by his brother. Henry and Agnes Falconer were seised of the manor in 1633. It was conveyed by Falconer to Edward Payne in 1649, when the Park is mentioned as still existing. Richard Payne, perhaps his son, was owner in 1669. In 1697 Richard's son John Payne was holding it, and in 1701 settled it on his intended wife, Anne Gage. ( http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42952 )

Agnes Infield 1596: (plaque in West Hoathly church)

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  1. There were numerous differant spellings of "Infield" in the parish registers e.g Infeld, Infeild, Indfell, Infeilde, Indfield, Ingfeild, Innefeld
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Wills:

  1. Richard Infield (Family ref top) left a 'Will' dated 19th September 1558 and was proved on 7th February 1559 (ref Lewes A4.P218). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' he mentions his wife Catherene (or Kathrene) (executor); his sons John (executor), Richard & Thomas (both under 21), Jamys; his daughters Joane, Agnes (both unmarried); Overseers were John Awall, Thomas Infeld and John Feldewycke; Witnesses were Rowland Harryeman (vycar of Westhothlyghe), Wylliam Bellowes, Thomas Tye and Roger (?)Comber
  2. Catherine Infield (Family ref top) left a 'Will' dated 19th November 1563 and was proved on 1st March 1564 (ref Lewes A5.P296). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' she mentions her sons Thomas (under 21), James, Richard (executor); her daughters Agnes,Johane, Thomasyn; overseer was Thomas Chaloner (gent of West Hoathly); witnesses were Thomas Chaloner, Thomas Browne.
  3. Richard Infield (Family ref 1) left a 'Will' that was dated 11th March 1571 and was proved on 23rd April 1571 (ref PCC Prob 11/53/202). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' he mentions his wife Margaret (executor); his son Richard (under age 7); his brothers James & Thomas (overseers); his sister Joan; his grandchildren Thomas Payne & Edward Payne (children of sister Joan); his kinsmen Richard Infield, son of William; Thomas Infield (deceased) son of Thomas Infield (uncle). Others mentioned were John Benke, Alice Jenninges (my servants) ; John Challoner, Thomas Chaloner (overseer). Witnesses were Robert Taylor, curate, John Payne of Stoneland, Edwarde Payne and Thomas Browne, writer, John Cole and Thomas Potter.
  4. Richard Infield (Family ref 1 A) left a 'Will' dated 18th February 1615 and was proved on 3rd February 1620 (ref PCC Prob 11/135/243). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' he mentions his wife Catherine ; his mother Margaret Newman ;his sons Richard (under 21 in 1615- executor & under 22 in 1619), John (second son-under 21), James (third son-under 21), Ano Infield (fourth son in 1619 adden); his daughters Agnes (sometimes shown as Anne), Bridget, Cordell, Margarett and Catherine (all under 21 & unmarried); his kinsman Richard Infield, Edmund Infield of Bucksted & his son Richard; his cozen Roberte Heath; his godchildren Ano Pattenden the sonne of George Pattenden & Ano Courtopp; others are Richard Faulkner & Henry Faulkner his father (deceased), Thomas Underhill of Lingfield; overseers were Francis Challoner of Horsted Keynes (uncle) and John Compton (brother in lawe); witnesses were John Michelborn, Frances Challoner, John Ball, Edward Linfeild.
  5. Richard Infield (Family ref 1 A i) left a 'Will' dated 22nd February 1625 and was proved on 9th February 1626 (ref PCC Prob 11/148/216).
  6. James Infield (Family ref 6) left a 'Will' dated 21st January 1596 and was proved on 2nd February 1596. The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' he mentions his Wife ( unnamed- executor); his daughters (two unnamed); and Others Edward Payne (servant) & William Woodgate.
  7. Thomas Infield (Family ref 7) left a 'Will' dated 20th May 1573 and was proved on 25th June 1573 (ref Lewes A6.P47). The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' he mentions his brothers in law John Payne & John Newman; his brothers Richard, James Inyngfyeld (executor); his sisters: Jone & sister Chaloner; his nephews sister Chaloner's children (Wylliam Veldwyke excepted); sister Jone's children Thomas & Edward; brother Richard son Richard (under 21) ; his cousins: John Inyngfyeld (+ his children), Richard Inyngfyeld. Others were Jone Daye, Julyan Hatcher, Jane Hawkins, John Mylls . Witnesses were Robart Tayler, John Newman, Henry Farmer, Thomas Browne and Richard Inyngfyeld
  8. Thomas Chaloner (family ref 5) left a 'Will' dated 5th May 1587 of Ashington, Sussex that was proved on 10 th October 1587 (ref Chichester 14/47). The link is to a transcript of the will. In the 'Will' he mentions his wife Thomasine; his son Francis; his son in law John Felwyck; his daughters: Mary, Bridget, Anne (all unmarried); overseers were Christopher Myrshall and John Munck; witnesses were Christopher Myrshall, John Felwyck.

Archives:

  1. PM Inquistion 1611: RICHARD INFIELD (see family ref 5) (Note: following taken from source 9, but full transcript shows more): gent. Vol. 324, No. 159. E. G., 1 Nov. 9 James. Died 15 April 1571 at West Hoathly (error-see transcript). Heir, son Richard Infield alias Inningfield, gent., aged 3 years and not more at his father's death. Lands. Manor of Grauety in West Hoathly," Gyffords alias Rough Gyffords," "Le Plawe" in E. G., "Cockwebbs alias Fyngfield" in "West Hoathly, "Ban-lands" in "Walkhamsted alias Godstone, co. Surrey, "Le Byes" and "Hooke Crofts" in Godstone," Longlands alias Blacklands" in Tandridge, co. Surrey," Sugham" in Lingfield.
  2. PM Inquistion 1620: RICHARD INFIELD (see family ref 5 A), gent. Vol. 389, No. 96. E. G., 3 Nov. 18 James. Died 23 Sept. 17 James at Gravetye. Heir, son Richard, aged 20 and more. Lands. Manor, etc., of Gravetye in West Hoathly, and " Giffords alias Bough Giffords,"" Plawe," " Cockwebbs alias Finchfields," and part of the manor of Chittinglie in "West Hoathly," Wildgose" and "Little Chittinglye" in W. H., "Clarkes alias Burley Arches" and "Tyes" in Worth, "Birch" in E. G., " Freshfields" 'in Horsted Keynes. Made will, and left all the premises to Richard Infield his eldest son and his heirs, with remainder to James Infield his third son.
  3. PM Inquistion 1625: RICHARD INFIELD (see family ref 5 A i), esq. Vol. 717, No. 82. E. G., 28 Sept. 1 Charles. Died 1 April last at Gravetye. Heir, brother John Infield, aged 22 years and more. Lands. Manor and farm, etc., called "Gravetye," and "Giffords alias Bough Giffords" in West Hoathly, "le Plawe" in E. G., " Cockwebbs " and " Finchfields" and land formerly part of manor of Chittingly in West Hoathly, etc. Made will 22 Feb. 1624" all my manors and lands to my brother James Infield and his heirs, remainder to Inningfield Falconer my nephew and godson and his heirs male, and remainder to my sisters Agnes Faulkconer, Bridgett Infield, and Cordell Infield and their heirs equally, remainder to James Infeild, son Richard Infield of Mazefeild, deceased, remainder to Richard Infeild my servant, the son of Edward Infeild, remainder to Thomas Infeild, now servant of Sir John Compton my uncle and his heirs male, remainder to my right heirs.
  4. PM Inquistion 1596: JAMES INFIELD (see family ref 6). Reigate, Surrey 19th February 1596. The link is to a transcript of the 'PM Inquisition'.
  5. A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 7: The rape of Lewes (1940) : Gravetye first appears as a manor in 1571, when Richard Infield died seised of it, leaving an infant son Richard. The second Richard died in 1619, and his eldest son, a third Richard, in 1625, when it passed by will to his brother James Infield, who died without issue in 1633. Gravetye then passed to his widow Mary, who subsequently married the Rev. John Killingworth, and with him, in 1635, settled the manor on three of James Infield's sisters and their husbands, namely Agnes and Henry Faulconer, Cordell and John Watson, and Bridget Infield, who afterwards married John Saunders. They were still holding the manor in 1647, but in 1651 it is said to have been conveyed by Henry Faulconer (presumably the surviving heir) to Edward Payne. The latter died in 1660 and Gravetye passed to his second son Richard, and in turn to his son and grandson, both Richard, and in 1732 to the last Richard's brother Thomas.
  6. Buckhurst Terrier: In 1598 on a survey of the Manor of Sheffield, Richard Inningfeild is recorded that he holds by copy dated 30 June 39 Eliz, four parcels of land called the South part of the North Northland (16 acres); a parcel of the tenement of John Collins (bounds Richard Awcock of Newmans freehold E, Thomas Turnor's customary lands S, Phillipp Comber and Cowlstock W, John Collin N) -(no rent entered).
  7. The Book of John Rowe (Sussex Record Society) under the manor of Plumpton, 1597 records: Auncyent freeholdes within the Bedlewycke of Plompton Buskage.This book covers for areas around Lewes details of 'fines' or 'Relief' due on succession or alienation and 'heriot' due on death. More details can be obtained from the introduction to the book. (see taxation-subsidy rolls).
    1. Richard Infeild, gent, for a tenement and parcel of land called Rowe Giffords, hiett and relief it payeth none Vs.
Sources Returns to 'Top of Page'
  1. Sussex Genealogies  (Ardingly Centre) - John Comber 1932
  2. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  3. Sussex Parish Registers – East Grinstead, West Hoathly
  4. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  5. Lewes Will Microfilm
  6. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  7. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  8. "The Story of a Forest Village - West Hoathly", by Ursula Ridley
  9. Sussex Record Society - PM Inquistions vol 15:- Henry VII - 1649
  10. Jane Wicks (jane_wicks@hotmail.co.uk) who was a descendant of Priscilla Feldwick and has provided me with some transcriptions and other related information.