History of Sussex

On 12 Jan 1405 Eleanor Maltravers Baroness Cobham Sternborough, 2nd Baroness Maltravers, Baroness Arundel 1345-1405 (60) died at Sussex. She was buried at Lewes Priory, Lewes. Her grandson John Fitzalan 13th Earl Arundel 1385-1421 (19) succeeded 3rd Baron Maltravers (1C 1330).

Arundel

Around 1263 Matilda aka Maud Fitzalan 1263- was born to John Fitzalan 7th Earl Arundel 1246-1272 (16) and Isabella Mortimer Countess Arundel -1291 at Arundel.

On 11 Jan 1372 Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1318-1372 (53) died at Arundel. She was buried at Lewes Priory, Lewes.

John Evelyn's Diary 1637-1639 University. 9th July 1638. I went home to visit my friends, and, on the 26th, with my brother (21) and sister to Lewes, where we abode till the 31st; and thence to one Mr. Michael's, of Houghton, near Arundel, where we were very well treated; and, on the 2d of August, to Portsmouth, and thence, having surveyed the fortifications (a great rarity in that blessed halcyon time in England), we passed into the Isle of Wight, to the house of my Lady Richards, in a place called Yaverland; but were turned the following day to Chichester, where, having viewed the city and fair cathedral, we returned home.

On 12 May 1680 James Colebrooke 1680-1752 was born at Arundel.

Arundel Castle, Arundel

On 07 Apr 1330 John Plantagenet 3rd Earl Kent 1330-1352 was born to Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent 1301-1330 and Margaret Wake Countess Kent 1297-1349 (33) at Arundel Castle, Arundel.

In 1347 Joan Fitzalan Countess Essex, Hereford and Northampton 1347-1419 was born to Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376 (41) and Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1318-1372 (28) at Arundel Castle, Arundel.

Around 1350 Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent 1350-1416 was born to Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376 (44) and Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1318-1372 (31) at Arundel Castle, Arundel.

On 05 Feb 1381 Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (13) and Mary Bohun Duchess Lancaster 1368-1394 (13) were married (he was her second-cousin) at Arundel Castle, Arundel.

Around 26 Jun 1501 John Dudley 1427- and Elizabeth Bramshott were married at Arundel Castle, Arundel.

On 23 Jan 1544 William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (68) died. He was buried at Arundel Castle, Arundel. His son Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (31) succeeded 19th Earl Arundel (Sussex), 9th Baron Maltravers (1C 1330), 9th Baron Arundel (1C 1377). Mary Arundell Countess Arundel -1557 by marriage Countess Arundel (Sussex).

Around 1565 Unknown Artist. Anglo-Netherlandish. Portrait of Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (52).

On 19 Apr 1630 Anne Dacre Countess Arundel 1557-1630 (73) died at Shifnal Manor. She was buried at Arundel Castle, Arundel.

On 19 May 1647 William Legge -1670 was imprisoned at Arundel Castle, Arundel.

Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Arundel

In 1487 William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel 1417-1487 (69) died. He was buried at Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Arundel. His son Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (37) succeeded 17th Earl Arundel (Sussex), 7th Baron Maltravers (1C 1330), 7th Baron Arundel (1C 1377). Margaret Woodville Countess Arundel by marriage Countess Arundel (Sussex).

On 19 Oct 1595 Philip Howard 20th Earl Arundel 1557-1595 (38) died of dysentery at Tower of London. He was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church, Tower of London, reburied at Arundel Cathedral, Arundel and then reburied in the Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Arundel. His son Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel, 4th Earl Surrey, 1st Earl Norfolk 1585-1646 (10) succeeded 21st Earl Arundel (Sussex), 4th Earl Surrey (3C 1483), 11th Baron Maltravers (1C 1330), 11th Baron Arundel (1C 1377).

On 02 Apr 1701 Henry Howard 7th Duke Norfolk 1655-1701 (46) died of apoplexy. He was buried in the Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Arundel. His nephew Thomas Howard 8th Duke Norfolk 1683-1732 (17) succeeded 8th Duke Norfolk (3C 1483), 26th Earl Arundel (Sussex), 9th Earl Surrey (3C 1483), 6th Earl Norfolk (5C 1644), 3rd Earl Norwich (3C 1672), 19th Baron Mowbray (1C 1283), 23rd Baron Segrave (2C 1295), 17th Baron Furnivall (1C 1295), 21st Baron Strange Blackmere (1C 1309), 16th Baron Maltravers (1C 1330), 18th Baron Talbot (1C 1331), 16th Baron Arundel (1C 1377), 3rd Baron Howard of Castle Rising.

On 16 Mar 1842 Bernard Howard 12th Duke Norfolk 1765-1842 (76) died. He was buried at Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, Arundel. His son Henry Charles Howard 13th Duke Norfolk 1791-1856 (50) succeeded 13th Duke Norfolk (3C 1483), 31st Earl Arundel (Sussex), 14th Earl Surrey (3C 1483), 11th Earl Norfolk (5C 1644), 8th Earl Norwich (3C 1672), 24th Baron Mowbray (1C 1283), 28th Baron Segrave (2C 1295), 22nd Baron Furnivall (1C 1295), 26th Baron Strange Blackmere (1C 1309), 21st Baron Maltravers (1C 1330), 23rd Baron Talbot (1C 1331), 21st Baron Arundel (1C 1377), 8th Baron Howard of Castle Rising. Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower Duchess Norfolk 1788-1870 (54) by marriage Duchess Norfolk (3C 1483).

Ashburnham

On 16 Jun 1710 William Ashburnham 2nd Baron Ashburnham 1679-1710 (31) died of smallpox at Ashburnham. His brother John Ashburnham 1st Earl Ashburham 1687-1737 (23) succeeded 3rd Baron Ashburnham of Ashburnham in Sussex.

Battle Abbey

Flower of History by Matthew of Westminster Chapter 1 1066-1087 The abbey of Battle is built. 1067. King William (39), exulting in his victory, gave praise to God. The same year also, the king built an abbey, which, in reference to the battle that had been fought there, he called Battle, in order that glory, and praise, and thanks, might be offered up in it to God for ever for the victory which he had given him, and also that offices for the souls of the dead who were slain there might be perfonned by the monks who were established in it, with the offering of salutary victims ; and he endowed and enriched the church with estates and priyileges, and com- mitted it to the patronage and protection of the kings who should reign in England after him.

On 22 Jul 1552 Jane Radclyffe -1552 died in childbirth.
On 19 Oct 1592 Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (63) died. His grandson Anthony-Maria Browne 2nd Viscount Montague 1574-1629 succeeded 2nd Viscount Montague. Jane Sackville Viscountess Montague 1573-1652 by marriage Viscountess Montague.
On 08 Apr 1608 Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (70) died at Battle Abbey. She was buried at at Midhurst; subsequently moved to St Mary's Church, Easebourne, Midhurst.
Monument to Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (23), Jane Radclyffe -1552 and Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (14) in St Mary's Church, Easebourne, Midhurst. The Monument was originally in Midhurst but was subsequently moved. As there was less room, it was re-arranged, with Lord Montague kneeling behind and above the two recumbent effigies of his wives, instead of having a wife on either side, with Obelisks at the corners.

Bersted

On 19 Nov 1246 Henry Audley 1175-1246 (71) died at Bersted.

Mainwaring, Bersted

Around 1197 Bertrade Mainwaring 1197-1246 was born to Ralph Mainwaring at Mainwaring, Bersted.

Bramber

After 1135 Bertha Braose Baroness Beauchamp 1135-1200 was born to William Braose 3rd Baron Bramber 1135-1179 and Bertha Gloucester Baroness Bramber 1130- at Bramber.

Around 1154 Engram Braose 1154-1210 was born to William Braose 3rd Baron Bramber 1135-1179 (39) and Bertha Gloucester Baroness Bramber 1130- at Bramber.

Around 1157 Sybil Braose Countess Derby 1157-1228 was born to William Braose 3rd Baron Bramber 1135-1179 (42) and Bertha Gloucester Baroness Bramber 1130- at Bramber.

Around 1160 John Braose 1160-1224 was born to William Braose 3rd Baron Bramber 1135-1179 (45) and Bertha Gloucester Baroness Bramber 1130- at Bramber.

On 18 Jul 1232 John "Tadody aka Fatherless" Braose 1197-1232 (35) died at Bramber.

On 18 Jul 1232 John Braose 1197-1232 (35) died at Bramber.

Bramber Castle, Bramber

Around 1070 William Braose 1st Baron Bramber -1095 built at Bramber Castle, Bramber.

Brede

Broadwater

St Mary's Church, Broadwater

On 11 Oct 1525 Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West 1457-1525 (68) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Broadwater. His son Thomas West 9th Baron De La Warr, 6th Baron West 1475-1554 (50) succeeded 9th Baron De La Warr (1C 1299), 6th Baron West. Elizabeth Bonville Baroness De La Warr, Baroness West by marriage Baroness De La Warr (1C 1299), Baron West.

Buckhurst

On 01 Oct 1615 Cicely Baker Countess Dorset 1535-1615 (80) died in Buckhurst.

Before 1591. Hieronimo Custodis Painter -1593. Portrait of Cicely Baker Countess Dorset 1535-1615.

Burghesh

Around 1254 Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1254-1306 was born at Burghesh.

Burwash

Around 1319 Joan Burghesh Baroness Mohun Dunster 1319-1404 was born to Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1287-1355 (32) and Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh 1306-1360 (13) at Burwash.

Buxted

On 10 Oct 1827 Catherine Bisshop Countess Liverpool 1744-1827 was buried Buxted.

Climping

East Grinstead

On 21 Sep 1744 William Neville 16th Baron Bergavenny 1700-1744 (43) died at Bath. On 30 Sep 1744 William Neville 16th Baron Bergavenny 1700-1744 (43) was buried at East Grinstead. His son George Neville 1st Earl Abergavenny 1727-1785 (17) succeeded 17th Baron Bergavenny (1C 1392).

East Sussex

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

In 1623 Nicholas Tufton 1st Earl Isle Thanet 1578-1631 (44) purchased at Bodiam Castle, East Sussex.

Brighton

On 13 Aug 1850 Martin Archer Shee Painter 1769-1850 (80) died at Brighton.

On 22 Feb 1855 John Ponsonby 1st Viscount Ponsonby 1770-1855 (85) died at Brighton.

On 03 Apr 1890 George Phipps 2nd Marquess Normanby 1819-1890 (70) died at Brighton. His son Constantine Phipps 3rd Marquess Normanby 1846-1932 (43) succeeded 3rd Marquess Normanby, 4th Earl Mulgrave (2C 1812), 6th Baron Mulgrave of New Ross in Wexford.

On 03 Mar 1891 Leonard Jerome "King of Wall Street" Financier 1817-1891 (73) died in Brighton. His wife Clarissa Hall 1825–1895 (66) and daughters Clarita "Clara" Jerome 1851–1935 (40), Jenny Jerome 1854-1921 (37) and Leonie Blanche Jerome 1859–1943 (32) were present.

On 20 Nov 1917 Cecil Weld-Forester 5th Baron Forester 1842-1917 (75) died at Brighton. He was buried at Willey Church, Willey. His son George Cecil Beaumont Weld-Forester 6th Baron Forester 1867-1932 (50) succeeded 6th Baron Forester of Willey Park in Shropshire.

Brighton Royal Pavilion

On 27 Dec 1830 Lucius Cary 10th Viscount Falkland 1803–1884 (27) and Amelia Fitzclarence Viscountess Falkland 1807-1858 (23) were married at the Brighton Royal Pavilion. King William IV (65) gave away his daughter. The service was conducted by Charles Richard Sumner Bishop Winchester 1790-1874.

Around 1830. William Beechey Painter 1753-1839 (76). Portrait of William IV King United Kingdom 1765-1837 (64).

1830. James Lonsdale Painter 1777-1839 (52). Portrait of William IV King United Kingdom 1765-1837 (64).

1833. Martin Archer Shee Painter 1769-1850 (63). Portrait of Charles Richard Sumner Bishop Winchester 1790-1874 in the Robes of the Order of the Garter. Bishop Charles Sumner was not a Garter Knight. He is wearing the Robes probably in his capacity as Chaplain, or Register, of the Order of the Garter.

Preston Manor, Brighton

On 02 Dec 1624 Anthony Shirley 1546-1624 (78) died at Preston Manor, Brighton.

Crowborough, East Sussex

Crowborough Railway Station, Crowborough, East Sussex

On 08 Sep 1945 Cecil Reginald John Manners 1868-1945 (77) was killed by a train at Crowborough Railway Station, Crowborough, East Sussex.

Eastbourne, East Sussex

On 28 Feb 1897 Frederick Howard 1814-1897 (82) died at Eastbourne, East Sussex.

On 09 Aug 1918 Asher Ezra Wertheimer 1843-1918 (74) died in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Cowdray Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Around 1489 Arthur Hopton 1489-1555 was born to George Hopton 1461-1489 (28) at Cowdray Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

St Cyprian's School, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Around 1910 Charles Arthur Francis Cavendish 1905-1944 (4) educated at St Cyprian's School, Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Flecthing, East Sussex

Church of St Mary and St Andrew, Flecthing, East Sussex

Sheffield Family Mausoleum, Church of St Mary and St Andrew, Flecthing, East Sussex

On 30 May 1821 John Baker Holroyd 1st Earl Sheffield 1735-1821 (85) died. He was buried at Sheffield Family Mausoleum, Church of St Mary and St Andrew, Flecthing, East Sussex. His son George Augustus Frederick Charles Holroyd 2nd Earl Sheffield 1802-1876 (19) succeeded 2nd Earl Sheffield of Dunamore in Meath.

Hastings, East Sussex

Around 1411 Elizabeth Hussey 1411-1470 was born to Henry Hussey 1385- at Hastings, East Sussex.

Senlac Hill, Hastings, East Sussex

Battle of Hastings

On 14 Oct 1066 the Norman army led by William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087 (38) defeated the English army of Harold II King England 1022-1066 (44) at the Battle of Hastings fought at Senlac Hill, Hastings, East Sussex. Aimery Thouars 1024-1094 (42), Ralph de Gael Earl East Anglia 1041-1096 (24), Eustace Flanders II Count Boulogne 1015-1087 (51), William Fitzosbern 1st Earl Hereford 1020-1071 (46), Geoffrey Chateaudun II Count Mortain, III Count Perche -1100, William Warenne 1st Earl Surrey -1088, Raoul Tosny -1102, Robert Beaumont 1st Earl of Leicester, Count Meulan 1040-1118 (26), Hugh Grandesmil 1032-1098 (34), Roger "The Great" Montgomery 1st Earl Shrewsbury -1094 (possibly), Robert Mortain Count Mortain, 1st Earl Cornwall 1031-1090 (35) and Odo Mortain Bishop Bayeux -1097 fought for William.
The brothers Harold II King England 1022-1066 (44), Gyrth Godwinson Earl East Anglia 1032- (34) and Leofwine Godwinson 2nd Earl Kent 1035- (31), and Engenulphe Aigle 1010-1066 (56) were killed.

On 06 May 1548 Anthony Browne 1500-1548 (48) died at Byfleet. He was buried at Senlac Hill, Hastings, East Sussex.

Herstmonceux, East Sussex

On 26 Jul 1378 Joan Saye 1325-1378 (53) died at Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

Around 1420 Elizabeth Fiennes 1420-1459 was born to James Fiennes 1st Baron Saye and Sele 1395-1450 at Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

Around 1459 Elizabeth Fiennes 1420-1459 (39) died at Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

Around 1463 John Clinton 6th Baron Clinton 1429-1488 (34) and Elizabeth Fiennes Baroness Clinton 1455- were married at Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

On 09 Sep 1534 Thomas Fiennes 8th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1472-1534 (62) died. He was buried at Herstmonceux, East Sussex. His grandson Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1515-1541 (19) succeeded 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland (1C 1321).

On 20 Aug 1630 Richard Lennard 13th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1596-1630 (34) died. He was buried at Herstmonceux, East Sussex. His son Francis Lennard 14th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1619-1662 (11) succeeded 14th Baron Dacre Gilsland (1C 1321).

In 1683 Henry Lennard 1683- was born to Thomas Lennard Earl of Sussex 1654-1715 (28) and Anne Fitzroy Countess Sussex 1661-1722 (21) at Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

All Saints Church, Herstmonceux, East Sussex

In 1449 Roger Fiennes 1384-1449 (64) died. He was buried at All Saints Church, Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex

Around 1331 John Fiennes 1280-1331 (51) died at Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

On 02 Feb 1331 William Fiennes 1331-1359 was born to John Fiennes 1301-1351 (30) and Maud Monceux at Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

On 05 Apr 1351 John Fiennes 1301-1351 (50) died at Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

On 01 Aug 1357 William Fiennes 1357-1402 was born to William Fiennes 1331-1359 (26) and Joan Saye 1325-1378 (32) at Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

On 30 Nov 1359 William Fiennes 1331-1359 (28) died at Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

Before 14 Sep 1384 Roger Fiennes 1384-1449 was born to William Fiennes 1357-1402 and Elizabeth Battisford. He was christened at Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

In 1441 Roger Fiennes 1384-1449 (56) built Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

Around 1447 John Fiennes 1447- was born to Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1415-1483 (32) and Joan Dacre 7th Baroness Dacre Gilsland 1433-1486 (14) at Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

On 25 Jun 1539 Gregory Fiennes 10th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1539-1594 was born to Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1515-1541 (24) and Mary Neville Baroness Dacre Gilsland 1524-1576 (15) at Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex.

Lewes

Battle of Lewes

On 14 May 1264 the army of Simon Montfort 6th Earl of Leicester 1208-1265 (56) including Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford 1243-1295 (20), Henry Hastings 1235-1269 (29) and Nicholas Segrave 1st Baron Segrave 1238-1295 (26) defeated the army of Henry III King England 1207-1272 (56) during the Battle of Lewes at Lewes. Henry III King England 1207-1272 (56), his son the future Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (24), Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford, 1st Earl Essex 1204-1275 (60), Richard Cornwall 1st Earl Cornwall 1209-1272 (55), John "Red" Comyn 1st Lord Baddenoch 1220-1275 (44), Philip Marmion 5th Baron Marmion 1233-1291 (30) and John Giffard 1st Baron Giffard Brimpsfield 1232-1299 (32) were captured. John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey 1231-1304 (33), John Balliol 1207-1268 (56), Robert Bruce 5th Lord Annadale 1215-1295 (49), Roger Leybourne 1215-1271 (49) and William Valence 1st Earl Pembroke -1296 fought for the King. Guy Lusignan -1264 was killed. Fulk IV Fitzwarin 1220-1264 (44) drowned. Walter Cantilupe Bishop of Worcester 1191-1266 (72) was present and blessed the Montfort army before the battle.

On 03 Apr 1385 Elizabeth Bohun Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1350-1385 (35) died. She was buried at Lewes.

1625 Plague

John Evelyn's Diary 1620-1636 Birth and Childhood. 1625. I was this year (being the first of the reign of King Charles (24)) sent by my father (38) to Lewes, in Sussex, to be with my grandfather, Standsfield (58), with whom I passed my childhood. This was the year in which the pestilence was so epidemical, that there died in London 5,000 a week, and I well remember the strict watches and examinations upon the ways as we passed; and I was shortly after so dangerously sick of a fever that (as I have heard) the physicians despaired of me.

John Evelyn's Diary 1620-1636 Birth and Childhood. 1627. My grandfather, Standsfield (60), died this year, on the 5th of February: I remember perfectly the solemnity at his funeral. He was buried in the parish church of All Souls, where my grandmother, his second wife, erected him a pious monument. About this time, was the consecration of the Church of South Malling, near Lewes, by Dr. Field, Bishop of Oxford (one Mr. Coxhall preached, who was afterward minister); the building whereof was chiefly procured by my grandfather (60), who having the impropriation, gave £20 a year out of it to this church. I afterward sold the impropriation. I laid one of the first stones at the building of the church.

John Evelyn's Diary 1620-1636 Birth and Childhood. 1628 to 1630. It was not till the year 1628, that I was put to learn my Latin rudiments, and to write, of one Citolin, a Frenchman, in Lewes. I very well remember that general muster previous to the Isle of Rhè's expedition, and that I was one day awakened in the morning with the news of the Duke of Buckingham being slain by that wretch, Felton, after our disgrace before La Rochelle. And I now took so extraordinary a fancy to drawing and designing, that I could never after wean my inclinations from it, to the expense of much precious time, which might have been more advantageously employed. I was now put to school to one Mr. Potts, in the Cliff at Lewes, from whom, on the 7th of January 1630, being the day after Epiphany, I went to the free-school at Southover, near the town, of which one Agnes Morley had been the foundress, and now Edward Snatt was the master, under whom I remained till I was sent to the University. This year, my grandmother (with whom I sojourned) being married to one Mr. Newton, a learned and most religious gentleman, we went from the Cliff to dwell at his house in Southover. I do most perfectly remember the jubilee which was universally expressed for the happy birth of the Prince of Wales, 29th of May, now Charles II., our most gracious Sovereign.

On 25 Apr 1631 John Shirley of Isfield 1565-1631 (66) died in Lewes.

John Evelyn's Diary 1620-1636 Birth and Childhood. 21st October, 1632. My eldest sister (18) was married to Edward Darcy, Esq, who little deserved so excellent a person, a woman of so rare virtue. I was not present at the nuptials; but I was soon afterward sent for into Surrey, and my father (45) would willingly have weaned me from my fondness of my too indulgent grandmother, intending to have placed me at Eton College; but, not being so provident for my own benefit, and unreasonably terrified with the report of the severe discipline there, I was sent back to Lewes; which perverseness of mine I have since a thousand times deplored. This was the first time that ever my parents had seen all their children together in prosperity. While I was now trifling at home, I saw London, where I lay one night only. The next day, I dined at Beddington, where I was much delighted with the gardens and curiosities. Thence, we returned to the Lady Darcy's (18), at Sutton; thence to Wotton; and, on the 16th of August following, 1633, back to Lewes.

John Evelyn's Diary 1620-1636 Birth and Childhood. 1635. But my dear mother (36) being now dangerously sick, I was, on the 3d of September following, sent for to Wotton. Whom I found so far spent, that, all human assistance failing, she in a most heavenly manner departed this life upon the 29th of the same month, about eight in the evening of Michaelmas-day. It was a malignant fever which took her away, about the 37th of her age, and 22d of her marriage, to our irreparable loss and the regret of all that knew her. Certain it is, that the visible cause of her indisposition proceeded from grief upon the loss of her daughter, and the infant that followed it; and it is as certain, that when she perceived the peril whereto its excess had engaged her, she strove to compose herself and allay it; but it was too late, and she was forced to succumb. Therefore summoning all her children then living (I shall never forget it), she expressed herself in a manner so heavenly, with instructions so pious and Christian, as made us strangely sensible of the extraordinary loss then imminent; after which, embracing every one of us she gave to each a ring with her blessing and dismissed us. Then, taking my father (48) by the hand, she recommended us to his care; and, because she was extremely zealous for the education of my younger brother (12), she requested my father (48) that he might be sent with me to Lewes; and so having importuned him that what he designed to bestow on her funeral, he would rather dispose among the poor, she labored to compose herself for the blessed change which she now expected. There was not a servant in the house whom she did not expressly send for, advise, and infinitely affect with her counsel. Thus she continued to employ her intervals, either instructing her relations, or preparing of herself.
Though her physicians, Dr. Meverell, Dr. Clement, and Dr. Rand, had given over all hopes of her recovery, and Sir Sanders Duncombe (65) had tried his celebrated and famous powder, yet she was many days impairing, and endured the sharpest conflicts of her sickness with admirable patience and most Christian resignation, retaining both her intellectuals and ardent affections for her dissolution, to the very article of her departure. When near her dissolution, she laid her hand on every one of her children; and taking solemn leave of my father (48), with elevated heart and eyes, she quietly expired, and resigned her soul to God. Thus ended that prudent and pious woman, in the flower of her age, to the inconsolable affliction of her husband, irreparable loss of her children, and universal regret of all that knew her. She was interred, as near as might be, to her daughter Darcy, the 3d of October, at night, but with no mean ceremony.

John Evelyn's Diary 1620-1636 Birth and Childhood. 03 Nov 1635. It was the 3d of the ensuing November, after my brother George (18) was gone back to Oxford, ere I returned to Lewes, when I made way, according to instructions received of my father (48), for my brother Richard (13), who was sent the 12th after.

John Evelyn's Diary 1637-1639 University. 18th July 1637. I accompanied my eldest brother (20), who then quitted Oxford, into the country; and, on the 9th of August, went to visit my friends at Lewes, whence I returned the 12th to Wotton. On the 17th of September, I received the blessed Sacrament at Wotton church, and 23d of October went back to Oxford.

John Evelyn's Diary 1637-1639 University. 9th July 1638. I went home to visit my friends, and, on the 26th, with my brother (21) and sister to Lewes, where we abode till the 31st; and thence to one Mr. Michael's, of Houghton, near Arundel, where we were very well treated; and, on the 2d of August, to Portsmouth, and thence, having surveyed the fortifications (a great rarity in that blessed halcyon time in England), we passed into the Isle of Wight, to the house of my Lady Richards, in a place called Yaverland; but were turned the following day to Chichester, where, having viewed the city and fair cathedral, we returned home.

John Evelyn's Diary 1648 May. 4th May 1648. Came up the Essex petitioners for an agreement between his Majesty and the rebels. The 16th, the Surrey men addressed the Parliament for the same; of which some of them were slain and murdered by Oliver Cromwell's (49) guards, in the new palace yard. I now sold the impropriation of South Malling, near Lewes, in Sussex, to Messrs. Kemp and Alcock, for £3,000.

On 09 May 1889 Sidney Osborne 1808-1889 (81) died at Lewes.

Lewes Grammar School, Lewes

In 1557 Thomas Pelham 1st Baronet Pelham Laughton -1624 took custody of at Lewes Grammar School, Lewes.

Lewes Priory, Lewes

On 29 Sep 1304 John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey 1231-1304 (73) died at Kennington. He was buried at Lewes Priory, Lewes. His grandson John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey 1286-1347 (18) succeeded 7th Earl Surrey (1C 1088).

On 11 Jan 1372 Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1318-1372 (53) died at Arundel. She was buried at Lewes Priory, Lewes.

On 24 Jan 1376 Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376 (70) died. He was buried at Lewes Priory, Lewes. His son Richard Fitzalan 9th Earl Surrey, 11th Earl Arundel 1346-1397 (30) succeeded 9th Earl Surrey (1C 1088), 11th Earl Arundel (Sussex). Elizabeth Bohun Countess Arundel, Countess Surrey 1350-1385 (26) by marriage Countess Arundel (Sussex), Earl Surrey (1C 1088).

On 16 Dec 1379 John Fitzalan 2nd Baron Maltravers, 1st Baron Arundel 1348-1379 (31) drowned. He was buried at Lewes Priory, Lewes. The Chronica Majora reports "... that during the panic of the storm, Sir John murdered those of his men who refused to make for shore for fear of being shipwrecked upon the rocks. Subsequently, after safely arriving on an island off the Irish coast, Sir John and his boat captain were swept back into the sea and drowned". His son John Fitzalan 2nd Baron Maltravers, 2nd Baron Arundel 1364-1390 (15) succeeded 2nd Baron Maltravers (1C 1330), 2nd Baron Arundel (1C 1377).

On 12 Jan 1405 Eleanor Maltravers Baroness Cobham Sternborough, 2nd Baroness Maltravers, Baroness Arundel 1345-1405 (60) died at Sussex. She was buried at Lewes Priory, Lewes. Her grandson John Fitzalan 13th Earl Arundel 1385-1421 (19) succeeded 3rd Baron Maltravers (1C 1330).

Pelham House, Lewes, East Sussex

On 08 Mar 1899 Eliza Ellice 1818-1899 (81) died at Pelham House, Lewes, East Sussex.

South Malling

John Evelyn's Diary 1648 May. 4th May 1648. Came up the Essex petitioners for an agreement between his Majesty and the rebels. The 16th, the Surrey men addressed the Parliament for the same; of which some of them were slain and murdered by Oliver Cromwell's (49) guards, in the new palace yard. I now sold the impropriation of South Malling, near Lewes, in Sussex, to Messrs. Kemp and Alcock, for £3,000.

St Michael the Archangel Church

John Evelyn's Diary 1620-1636 Birth and Childhood. 1627. My grandfather, Standsfield (60), died this year, on the 5th of February: I remember perfectly the solemnity at his funeral. He was buried in the parish church of All Souls, where my grandmother, his second wife, erected him a pious monument. About this time, was the consecration of the Church of South Malling, near Lewes, by Dr. Field, Bishop of Oxford (one Mr. Coxhall preached, who was afterward minister); the building whereof was chiefly procured by my grandfather (60), who having the impropriation, gave £20 a year out of it to this church. I afterward sold the impropriation. I laid one of the first stones at the building of the church.

Pevensey

Pevensey Castle

In 1550 Robert Oxenbridge 1508-1574 (42) was appointed Constable Pevensey Castle.

Rother, East Sussex

Brede, Rother, East Sussex

Elizabeth Oxenbridge -1578 was born to Goddard Oxenbridge -1531 at Brede, Rother, East Sussex.

Salehurst, East Sussex

Great Wigsell, Salehurst, East Sussex

On Jan 1601 Elizabeth Culpepper 1601-1683 was born to Thomas Culpepper 1561-1613 (40) and Anne Slaney at Great Wigsell, Salehurst, East Sussex.

St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex

On 20 Jan 1889 Edward Chichester 4th Marquess County Donegal 1799-1889 (89) died at St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex. He was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green. His son George Augustus Hamilton Chichester 5th Marquess County Donegal 1822-1904 (66) succeeded 5th Marquess County Donegal.

On 02 Dec 1893 Elizabeth Catherine Gubbins Duchess St Albans 1818-1893 (75) died in St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex.

Withyham, East Sussex

St Michael's Church, Withyham, East Sussex

Sackville Chapel, St Michael's Church, Withyham, East Sussex

On 19 Apr 1608 Thomas Sackville 1st Earl Dorset 1536-1608 (72) died suddenly at the council table, having apparently suffered a stroke. His funeral was held at Westminster Abbey. He was buried in the Sackville Chapel, St Michael's Church, Withyham, East Sussex. His son Robert Sackville 2nd Earl Dorset 1561-1609 (47) succeeded 2nd Earl Dorset (4C 1604). Anne Spencer Countess Dorset -1618 by marriage Countess Dorset (4C 1604).

On 27 Feb 1609 Robert Sackville 2nd Earl Dorset 1561-1609 (48) died at Dorset House. He was buried at Sackville Chapel, St Michael's Church, Withyham, East Sussex. On 27 Feb 1609 His son Richard Sackville 3rd Earl Dorset 1589-1624 (19) succeeded 3rd Earl Dorset (4C 1604). Anne Clifford Countess Dorset, Countess Pembroke 1590-1676 (19) by marriage Countess Dorset (4C 1604).

On 28 Mar 1624 Richard Sackville 3rd Earl Dorset 1589-1624 (35) died at Dorset House. He was buried in the Sackville Chapel, St Michael's Church, Withyham, East Sussex. His brother Edward Sackville 4th Earl Dorset 1591-1652 (33) succeeded 4th Earl Dorset (4C 1604). Mary Curzon Countess Dorset 1590-1645 (34) by marriage Countess Dorset (4C 1604).

Findon

Around Jan 1291 William Braose 1st Baron Braose 1224-1291 (67) died at Findon. He was buried at Sele Priory. His son William Braose 2nd Baron Braose 1260-1326 (31) succeeded 2nd Baron Braose.

Times Newspaper Obituaries. 27 Jan 1916. The death of Lady Ulrica Thynne took place on Wednesday at 30, Grosvenor-gardens. She was the second daughter of the 12th Duke of Somerset and was born in 1833. She married, in 1858, Lord Henry Frederick Thynne, second son of the third Marquess of Bath, who was Treasurer of the Household to Queen Victoria and for over 25 years M.P. for South Wilts. There were four sons and two daughters of the marriage. The funeral will be at Findon, near Worthing, on Monday, at 1 o'clock.

Hailsham

Wartling, Hailsham

On 20 Aug 1326 John St Leger of Offley 1294-1326 (32) died at Wartling, Hailsham.

On 22 Nov 1410 William Hoo 1335-1410 (75) died at Wartling, Hailsham.

Sibyl Filiol 1257- was born to William Filiol 1205- in Wartling, Hailsham.

Halland

Around 22 Sep 1597 Thomas Pelham 2nd Baronet Pelham Laughton 1597-1654 was born to Thomas Pelham 1st Baronet Pelham Laughton -1624 and Mary Walsingham Baronetess Pelham Laughton 1564-1624 (33) at Halland.

Harting

Around 1475 Reginald Bray 1440-1503 (35) and Katherine Hussey -1506 were married. Katherine brought him lands in Harting.

Horsted Keynes

St Giles' Church, Horsted Keynes

On 09 Jan 1685 Elias Leighton Engineer -1685 died at the Parish of St Andrew's Holborn. He was buried at St Giles' Church, Horsted Keynes.

Ilfield

Mayfield

On 26 Apr 1366 Simon Islip Archbishop of Canterbury -1366 died at Mayfield. During his last three years he was unable to speak as a consequence of a stroke.

Midhurst

Around 1245 Cecilia Bohun 1245- was born to Ralph Bohun 1220-1273 (25) and Sibyl Ferrers in Midhurst.

Around 28 Sep 1247 John Bohun 1247-1284 was born to Ralph Bohun 1220-1273 (27) and Sibyl Ferrers in Midhurst.

Around 05 Dec 1367 John Bohun 1301-1367 (66) died in Midhurst.

On 22 Jul 1552 Jane Radclyffe -1552 died in childbirth.
On 19 Oct 1592 Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (63) died. His grandson Anthony-Maria Browne 2nd Viscount Montague 1574-1629 succeeded 2nd Viscount Montague. Jane Sackville Viscountess Montague 1573-1652 by marriage Viscountess Montague.
On 08 Apr 1608 Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (70) died at Battle Abbey. She was buried at at Midhurst; subsequently moved to St Mary's Church, Easebourne, Midhurst.
Monument to Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (23), Jane Radclyffe -1552 and Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (14) in St Mary's Church, Easebourne, Midhurst. The Monument was originally in Midhurst but was subsequently moved. As there was less room, it was re-arranged, with Lord Montague kneeling behind and above the two recumbent effigies of his wives, instead of having a wife on either side, with Obelisks at the corners.

On 29 Jun 1592 Anthony Browne 1552-1592 (39) died at Riverbank House, Cowdray, Midhurst. He was buried at Midhurst.

Around 1590 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Anthony Browne 1552-1592 (37).

Cowdray, Midhurst

Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst

Before 1493 David Owen 1459-1535 and Mary Bohun 1468-1500 were married by which Owen came into possession of Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst when Mary inherited it from her father John Bohun 1446-1492.

Around 1493 Ann Owen 1493-1555 was born to David Owen 1459-1535 (34) and Mary Bohun 1468-1500 (25) in Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

Around 1500 Henry Owen 1500-1535 was born to David Owen 1459-1535 (41) and Mary Bohun 1468-1500 (32) in Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

Around 1520 David Owen 1459-1535 (61) began construction of Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst on the site of the former manor house that he had inherited from his wife Mary Bohun 1468-1500.

In 1529 Henry Owen 1500-1535 (29) sold Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst to William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl of Southampton 1490-1542 (39).

In 1533 Henry VIII (41) granted William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl of Southampton 1490-1542 (43) to inpark 600 acres of meadow, pasture and wood and build fortifications at Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

In Nov 1538 Margaret York Countess Salisbury 1473-1541 (65) was imprisoned in Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst until Sep 1539.

Around 1535 Unknown Artist. Portrait of unknown woman formerly thought to be Margaret York Countess Salisbury 1473-1541 (61).

In Jul 1539 Henry VIII (48) visited Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

In Jul 1539 Henry VIII (48) visited Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

On 15 Oct 1542 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl of Southampton 1490-1542 (52) died at Newcastle on Tyne. Anthony Browne 1500-1548 (42) inherited Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

In Aug 1545 Henry VIII (54) visited Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

On 06 May 1548 Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (19) inherited Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

In Oct 1551 Mary of Guise Queen Consort Scotland 1515-1560 (35) stayed the night in Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

In Jul 1552 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (14) visited Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

On 22 Jul 1552 Anthony Browne 1552-1592 was born to Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (23) and Jane Radclyffe -1552 at Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst. His mother died in childbirth.

Around 1590 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Anthony Browne 1552-1592 (37).

On 06 Oct 1573 Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl of Southampton 1573-1624 was born to Henry Wriothesley 2nd Earl of Southampton 1545-1581 (28) and Mary Browne Countess Southampton 1552-1607 (21) at Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

Elizabeth's Royal Progress 1591

On 15 Aug 1591 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (57) arrived at Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst the home of Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 and Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608. She was welcomed by a breakfast for some 300 guests. George Browne -1615 was knighted. Henry Browne organised the hunting. Elizabeth stayed until the 21 Aug 1591. .

Gunpowder Plot

On 19 Oct 1592 Anthony-Maria Browne 2nd Viscount Montague 1574-1629 (18) inherited Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst. During his tenure Guy Fawkes was briefly employed as a footman and, as a consequence, Anthony-Maria Browne 2nd Viscount Montague 1574-1629 (18) was briefly imprisoned for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot.

In 1770 Anthony Joseph Browne 7th Viscount Montague 1730-1787 (40) commissioned Capability Brown to landscape Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst.

In 1843 Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst was sold to George Perceval 6th Earl Egmont 1794-1874 (48).

In 1908 Augustus Perceval 8th Earl Egmont 1856-1910 (52) sold Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst to Weetman Dickinson Pearson.

John Bohun 1247-1284 constructed a fortified manor house at Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst naming it Coudreye which means Hazel Woods in Norman French.

On 24 Sep 1793, during restoration work, a fire started in the carpenter's workshop in the North Gallery of Cowdray House, Cowdray, Midhurst resulting in the destruction of the house and its contents bar three paintings.

Riverbank House, Cowdray, Midhurst

On 29 Jun 1592 Anthony Browne 1552-1592 (39) died at Riverbank House, Cowdray, Midhurst. He was buried at Midhurst.

Around 1590 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Anthony Browne 1552-1592 (37).

Newtimber

Around 1095 John Cheney 1095-1169 was born to Ralph Cheney 1069-1147 (26) at Newtimber.

In 1146 John III Cheney 1146- was born to John II Cheney 1121- at Newtimber.

In 1147 Ralph Cheney 1069-1147 (78) died at Newtimber.

Around 1198 Alice Cheney -1198 died at Newtimber.

Around 1218 Alexander Cheney 1218-1297 was born to John IV Cheney 1189- and Joan Nouwell 1192-1236 (26) at Newtimber.

In 1236 Joan Nouwell 1192-1236 (44) died at Newtimber.

Around 1248 Alexander Cheney 1248-1295 was born to Alexander Cheney 1218-1297 (30) at Newtimber.

In 1275 Agnes Saye 1250-1275 (25) died at Newtimber.

On 20 Nov 1297 Alexander Cheney 1218-1297 (79) died at Newtimber.

Petworth

On 25 Mar 1273 Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy 1273-1314 was born to Henry Percy 7th Baron Percy Topcliffe -1272 and Eleanor Warenne Baroness Percy Topcliffe at Petworth.

Around 1303 William Percy 1303-1355 was born to Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy 1273-1314 (29) and Eleanor Fitzalan Baroness Percy 1284-1328 at Petworth.

On 13 Oct 1668 Algernon Percy 10th Earl of Northumberland 1602-1668 (66) died at Petworth. He was buried at Petworth. His son Josceline Percy 11th Earl of Northumberland 1644-1670 (24) succeeded 11th Earl of Northumberland (1C 1377).

On 02 Dec 1748 Charles Seymour 6th Duke Somerset 1662-1748 (86) died at Petworth. His son Algernon Seymour 7th Duke Somerset 1684-1750 (64) succeeded 7th Duke Somerset (4C 1547).

On 09 Jul 1755 Frances Wyndham Countess Romney 1755-1795 was born to Charles Wyndham 2nd Earl Egremont 1710-1763 (44) and Alicia Carpenter Countess Egremont 1726-1794 (29) at Petworth.

1799. Thomas Phillips Painter 1770-1845 (28). Portrait of Alicia Carpenter Countess Egremont 1726-1794.

Racton

St Peter's Church, Racton

Rother

Rougham

Around 1430 Roger Copley 1430-1490 was born to Richard Copley 1394-1434 (36) in Rougham.

On 21 Dec 1490 Roger Copley 1430-1490 (60) died in Rougham.

Rye

Richard Lionheart Returns to England

On 04 Mar 1194 Richard "Lionheart" I King England 1157-1199 (36) and his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England 1122-1204 (72) sailed from Antwerp on board the Trenchemer. The royal admiral, Stephen of Turnham, who was commanding in person, had to employ experienced pilots to take her through the coastal islets and out into the estuary of the Scheldt. It was a long crossing, perhaps deliberately so, to avoid ambush. The Trenchemer was escorted by a large cog from the Cinque port of Rye. .

1287 Great Storm

On 14 Dec 1287 a great storm caused a significant number of deaths on both sides of the English Channel. In the Low Countries around 50,000 people are believed to have died. In England hundreds were killed. The port of New Romney was so changed as to be replaced by Rye through which the course of the River Rother now ran. The port of Dunwich never recovered from the storm and thereafter declined.

John Evelyn's Diary 1652 June. 03 Jun 1652. I received a letter from Colonel Morley (36) to the Magistrates and Searchers at Rye, to assist my wife (17) at her landing, and show her all civility.

John Evelyn's Diary 1652 June. 04 Jun 1652. I set out to meet her (17) now on her journey from Paris, after she (17) had obtained leave to come out of that city, which had now been besieged some time by the Prince of Condé's army in the time of the rebellion, and after she had been now near twelve years from her own country, that is, since five years of age, at which time she went over. I went to Rye to meet her, where was an embargo on occasion of the late conflict with the Holland fleet, the two nations being now in war, and which made sailing very unsafe.
On Whit Sunday, I went to the church (which is a very fair one), and heard one of the canters, who dismissed the assembly rudely, and without any blessing. Here I stayed till the 10th with no small impatience, when I walked over to survey the ruins of Winchelsea, that ancient cinq-port, which by the remains and ruins of ancient streets and public structures, discovers it to have been formerly a considerable and large city. There are to be seen vast caves and vaults, walls and towers, ruins of monasteries and of a sumptuous church, in which are some handsome. Monuments, especially of the Templars, buried just in the manner of those in the Temple at London. This place being now all in rubbish, and a few despicable hovels and cottages only standing, hath yet a Mayor. The sea, which formerly rendered it a rich and commodious port, has now forsaken it.

After 15 May 1660 Henry Mildmay 1593-1668 was captured by Heneage Finch 3rd Earl Winchilsea 1628-1689 at Rye.

Salehurst

Around 06 Dec 1559 William Culpepper 1509-1559 (50) died William Culpepper 1509-1559 (50) at Salehurst.

Sele Priory

Around Jan 1291 William Braose 1st Baron Braose 1224-1291 (67) died at Findon. He was buried at Sele Priory. His son William Braose 2nd Baron Braose 1260-1326 (31) succeeded 2nd Baron Braose.

Stopham

Around 1300 Isabella St John 1300-1350 was born to Edward St John 1259-1368 (41) and Eve Hauterive at Stopham.

Street

Around 1275 William Cheney 1275-1322 was born to Alexander Cheney 1248-1295 (27) and Agnes Saye 1250-1275 (25) at Street.

Trotton

Around 1351 Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys 1351-1421 was born to John Camoys and Elizabeth Latimer at Trotton.

Around 1469 Roger Lewknor 1469-1543 was born at Trotton.

On 15 Jan 1543 Roger Lewknor 1469-1543 (74) died at Trotton.

On 03 Mar 1652 Thomas Otway 1652-1685 was born in Trotton.

Before 16 Apr 1685. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Thomas Otway 1652-1685.

St George's Church, Trotton

On 20 Apr 1417 Elizabeth Mortimer Baroness Camoys 1371-1417 (46) died. She was buried at St George's Church, Trotton.

On 28 Mar 1421 Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys 1351-1421 (70) died. He was buried at St George's Church, Trotton. His grandson Hugh Camoys 2nd Baron Camoys 1413-1426 (8) succeeded 2nd Baron Camoys (2C 1383).

Uckfield

Uckfield House, Uckfield

Times Newspaper Marriages. 05 Jan 1938. MR. J. NEVILL (23) AND MISS HARRISON (22)
The Duke (37) and Duchess of Gloucester (36) have sent a silver condiments set to Mr. John Nevill (23), Life Guards, elder son of Major (54) and Mrs. Guy Larnach-Nevill, of Uckfield House, and Miss Patricia Harrison (22), daughter of Major and the Hon. Mrs. J. F. Harrison, of Kings Walden Bury, Hitchin, whose marriage took place yesterday at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge. The Rev. G. S. Shackleford officiated, assisted by the Rev. E. C. Dunford. The bride (22), who was given away by her father, wore a gown of ivory-tinted panne velvet, embossed with sprays of silver flowers. The bodice was fashioned with a square neckline and long sleeves, slightly full at the shoulder, and the square train was lined with silver tissue. A headdress of silver-tipped doves' wings surmounted her long tulle veil, and she carried a spray of mixed white flowers. A retinue of six little girls and four pages folowed the bride. They were Penelope Harrison (sister of the bride), the Hon. Clare Beckett, Marye Pepys (niece of the bridegroom), Margaret Rosselli, Caroline Bury, Joanna Spencer, Hugh Lawson (cousin of the bride), David Myddelton (cousin of the bridegroom), Thomas Pilkington (nephew of the bride), and Charles Smith-Bingham. The pages wore replicas of the uniform of the Life Guards of the early nineteenth century, and the little girls wore long frocks of silver lame, the high-waisted bodices cut with short, puff sleeves, and square necks. They wore caps of silver lame, trimmed with white fur, and carried white fur muffs. Lord Roderic Pratt (22), Life Guards, was best man, and there was a guard of honour from the same regiment. The Hon. Mrs. J. F. Harrison afterwards held a reception at 28, Grosvenor Square, W1. The honeymoon wil be spent in Switzerland.

Warbleton

Around 1516 Thomas Cheney 1516-1565 was born to Thomas Cheney 1474- at Warbleton.

In 1563 John Cheney 1563-1603 was born to Thomas Cheney 1516-1565 (47) at Warbleton.

West Poyning

On 25 Sep 1410 Elizabeth Carew 1372-1410 (38) died at West Poyning.

West Sussex

Bognor Regis, West Sussex

On 07 Jul 1815 Son Poyntz -1815 drowned at Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

On 07 Jul 1815 Son Poyntz -1815 drowned at Bognor Regis, West Sussex.

Chichester

Elizabeth's Royal Progress 1591

On 22 Aug 1591 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (57) arrived in Chichester as a guest of John Lumley 1st Baron Lumley 1533-1609 (58). She is believed to haved stayed at The Punch House, The Cross, West Sussex. .

On 22 Aug 1591 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (57) arrived in Chichester as a guest of John Lumley 1st Baron Lumley 1533-1609 (58). She is believed to haved stayed at The Punch House, The Cross, West Sussex. .

John Evelyn's Diary 1637-1639 University. 9th July 1638. I went home to visit my friends, and, on the 26th, with my brother (21) and sister to Lewes, where we abode till the 31st; and thence to one Mr. Michael's, of Houghton, near Arundel, where we were very well treated; and, on the 2d of August, to Portsmouth, and thence, having surveyed the fortifications (a great rarity in that blessed halcyon time in England), we passed into the Isle of Wight, to the house of my Lady Richards, in a place called Yaverland; but were turned the following day to Chichester, where, having viewed the city and fair cathedral, we returned home.

Siege of Portsmouth

John Evelyn's Diary 1642 October. 3d October, 1642. To Chichester, and hence the next day to see the Siege of Portsmouth; for now was that bloody difference between the King and Parliament broken out, which ended in the fatal tragedy so many years after. It was on the day of its being rendered to Sir William Waller (45); which gave me an opportunity of taking my leave of Colonel Goring (34), the governor, now embarking for France. This day was fought that signal battle at Edgehill. Thence I went to Southampton and Winchester, where I visited the castle, school, church, and King Arthur's Round Table; but especially the church, and its Saxon kings' monuments, which I esteemed a worthy antiquity.

Aldingbourne

Church of St Mary

On or before 26 Aug 1614 Henry Peckham MP 1614-1673 was born. He was baptised on 26 Aug 1614 at the Church of St Mary.

Chichester Cathedral

On 05 Apr 1305 John Langton Bishop of Chichester -1337 was elected Bishop of Chichester.

On 19 Sep 1305 John Langton Bishop of Chichester -1337 was consecrated Bishop of Chichester.

On 17 Nov 1389 Richard Mitford Bishop -1407 was elected Bishop of Chichester.

On 10 Apr 1390 Richard Mitford Bishop -1407 was consecrated Bishop of Chichester.

On 11 Feb 1478 Edward Story Bishop of Chichester -1503 was translated to Bishop of Chichester.

On 29 Nov 1503 Richard Fitzjames Bishop -1522 was translated Bishop of Chichester.

In 1508 Robert Sherbourne Bishop 1453-1536 (55) was appointed Bishop of Chichester.

In 1552 John Scory Bishop of Rochester, Chichester, Hereford 1510-1585 (42) was appointed Bishop of Chichester.

In 1559 William Barlow Bishop St Asaph, St Davids, Chichester, Bath and Wells 1498-1568 (61) was consecrated Bishop of Chichester.

On 31 Oct 1605 Lancelot Andrewes Bishop 1555-1626 (50) was elected Bishop of Chichester.

On 03 Nov 1605 Lancelot Andrewes Bishop 1555-1626 (50) was consecrated Bishop of Chichester.

On 18 Nov 1605 Lancelot Andrewes Bishop 1555-1626 (50) was installed Bishop of Chichester at Chichester Cathedral.

John Evelyn's Diary 1637-1639 University. 9th July 1638. I went home to visit my friends, and, on the 26th, with my brother (21) and sister to Lewes, where we abode till the 31st; and thence to one Mr. Michael's, of Houghton, near Arundel, where we were very well treated; and, on the 2d of August, to Portsmouth, and thence, having surveyed the fortifications (a great rarity in that blessed halcyon time in England), we passed into the Isle of Wight, to the house of my Lady Richards, in a place called Yaverland; but were turned the following day to Chichester, where, having viewed the city and fair cathedral, we returned home.

On 06 Feb 1642 Henry King Bishop 1592-1669 (50) was appointed Bishop of Chichester.

In 1669 Zachary Crodock 1633-1695 (6) was appointed Canon Chichester Cathedral.

In 1669 Peter Gunning Bishop 1614-1684 (55) was appointed Bishop of Chichester.

John Evelyn's Diary 1675 March. 26 Mar 1675. Dr. Brideoak (62) was elected Bishop of Chichester, on the translation of Dr. Gunning (61) to Ely.

John Evelyn's Diary 1676 March. 24 Mar 1676. Dr. Brideoake (63), Bishop of Chichester, preached a mean discourse for a Bishop. I also heard Dr. Fleetwood (72), Bishop of Worcester, on Matt. xxvi. 38, of the sorrows of Christ, a deadly sorrow caused by our sins; he was no great preacher.

John Evelyn's Diary 1676 September. 02 Sep 1676. I paid £1,700 to the Marquis de Sissac, which he had lent to my Lord Berkeley (48), and which I heard the Marquis lost at play in a night or two.
The Dean of Chichester preached before the King (46), on Acts xxiv. 16; and Dr. Crichton preached the second sermon before him (46) on Psalm xc. 12, of wisely numbering our days, and well employing our time.

On 19 Oct 1685 John Lake Bishop 1624-1689 (61) was translated Bishop of Chichester.

In 1689 Simon Patrick Bishop 1626-1707 (62) was appointed Bishop of Chichester.

On 30 Aug 1691 Robert Grove Bishop 1634-1696 (57) was consecrated Bishop of Chichester.

On 25 Sep 1696 Robert Grove Bishop 1634-1696 (62) died from a carriage accident. He was buried in Chichester Cathedral.

On 29 Dec 1806 Charles Lennox 3rd Duke Richmond 1735-1806 (71) died at Goodwood, West Sussex. He was buried at Chichester Cathedral. His nephew Charles Lennox 4th Duke Richmond 1764-1819 (42) succeeded 4th Duke Richmond (3C 1675), 4th Earl March (4C 1675), 4th Baron Settrington. Charlotte Gordon Duchess Richmond 1768-1842 (38) by marriage Duchess Richmond (3C 1675).

In 1836 William Otter Bishop of Chichester 1768-1840 (67) was appointed Bishop of Chichester.

Iping, Chichester

On 27 May 1789 Sarah Fawkener 1789-1817 was born to William Augustus Fawkener 1750-1811 (39) at Iping, Chichester.

Racton, Chichester

St Peter's Church, Racton, Chichester

On 24 Nov 1733 Charles Gounter Nicoll 1704-1733 (29) died. He was buried at St Peter's Church, Racton, Chichester.

Haywards Heath, West Sussex

On 16 Apr 1943 William Cecil 1854-1943 (88) died at Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Horsham

North Stoke

John Evelyn's Diary 1701. Jan 1701. I finished the sale of North Stoake in Sussex to Robert Michell, Esq, appointed by my brother to be sold for payment of portions to my nieces, and other incumbrances on the estate.

Selsey, West Sussex

Selsey Abbey

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England Book 5 Chapter 18. How the South Saxons received Eadbert and Eolla, and the West Saxons, Daniel and Aldhelm, for their bishops; and of the writings of the same Aldhelm. [705 a.d.]
705. In the year of our Lord 705, Aldfrid, king of the Northumbrians, died before the end of the twentieth year of his reign. His son Osred (7), a boy about eight years of age, succeeding him in the throne, reigned eleven years. In the beginning of his reign, Haedde, bishop of the West Saxons, departed to the heavenly life; for he was a good man and a just, and his life and doctrine as a bishop were guided rather by his innate love of virtue, than by what he had gained from books. The most reverend bishop, Pechthelm, of whom we shall speak hereafter in the proper place, and who while still deacon or monk was for a long time with his successor Aldhelm, was wont to relate that many miracles of healing have been wrought in the place where he died, through the merit of his sanctity; and that the men of that province used to carry the dust thence for the sick, and put it into water, and the drinking thereof, or sprinkling with it, brought health to many sick men and beasts; so that the holy dust being frequently carried away, a great hole was made there.
Upon his death, the bishopric of that province was divided into two dioceses. One of them was given to Daniel, which he governs to this day; the other to Aldhelm, wherein he presided most vigorously four years; both of them were fully instructed, as well in matters touching the Church as in the knowledge of the Scriptures. Aldhelm, when he was as yet only a priest and abbot of the monastery which is called the city of Maildufus, by order of a synod of his own nation, wrote a notable book against the error of the Britons, in not celebrating Easter at the due time, and in doing divers other things contrary to the purity of doctrine and the peace of the church; and through the reading of this book many of the Britons, who were subject to the West Saxons, were led by him to adopt the Catholic celebration of our Lord's Paschal Feast. He likewise wrote a famous book on Virginity, which, after the example of Sedulius, he composed in twofold form, in hexameters and in prose. He wrote some other books, being a man most instructed in all respects, for he had a polished style, and was, as I have said, of marvellous learning both in liberal and ecclesiastical studies. On his death, Forthere was made bishop in his stead, and is living at this time, being likewise a man very learned in the Holy Scriptures.
Whilst they administered the bishopric, it was detErmined by a synodal decree, that the province of the South Saxons, which till that time belonged to the diocese of the city of Winchester, where Daniel then presided, should itself have an episcopal see, and a bishop of its own. Eadbert, at that time abbot of the monastery of Bishop Wilfrid, of blessed memory, called Selaeseu, was consecrated their first bishop. On his death, Eolla succeeded to the office of bishop. He also died some years ago, and the bishopric has been vacant to this day.

Before 716 Bishop Eadberht of Selsey -716 was appointed Bishop Selsey.

Around 717 Bishop Eolla was appointed Bishop Selsey.

Shipley, West Sussex

Bentons, Shipley, West Sussex

Around 1572 Thomas Caryll of Bentons, Shipley, West Sussex 1572-1617 was born in Bentons, Shipley, West Sussex.

Around 12 Aug 1596 Mary Caryll Viscountess Molyneux 1596-1639 was born to Thomas Caryll of Bentons, Shipley, West Sussex 1572-1617 (24) in Bentons, Shipley, West Sussex.

Slindon, West Sussex

In 1536 George St Leger 1484-1536 (51) died at Slindon, West Sussex.

Wigginholt

Wigsell

In 1538 Francis Culpepper 1538-1591 was born to William Culpepper 1509-1559 (29) and Cicely Barrett 1512- at Wigsell.

Willingdon

Winchelsea

In 1321 Walter Culpepper 1266-1321 (55) died at Winchelsea.

In 1321 Thomas Culpepper 1260-1321 (61) died at Winchelsea.

Despencer War Executions

The Chronicles of Froissart Chapter VI - Of the earl Thomas of Lancaster and twenty-two other of the great lords and knights of England, that were beheaded. 1322. THE foresaid king Edward the second (37), father to the noble king Edward the third (9), on whom our matter is founded, this said king governed right diversely his realm by the exhortation of sir Hugh Spencer (36), who had been nourished with him sith the beginning of his yongth ; the which sir Hugh (36) had so enticed the king (37), that his father and he were the greatest masters in all the realm, and by envy thought to surmount all other barons of England ; whereby after the great discomfiture that the Scots had made at Stirling great murmuring there arose in England between. The noble barons and the king's council, and namely against sir Hugh Spencer (36). They put on him that by his counsel they were discomfited, and that he was favourable to the king of Scots. And on this point the barons had divers times communication together, to be advised what they might do, whereof Thomas earl of Lancaster (44), who was uncle to the king, was chief. And anon when sir Hugh Spencer (36) had espied this, he purveyed for remedy, for he was so great with the king (37) and so near him, that he was more beloved with the king (37) than all the world after. So on a day he came to the king (37) and said, `Sir, certain lords of your realm have made alliance together against you, and without ye take heed thereto betimes, they purpose to put you out of your realm': and so by his malicious means he caused that the king made all the said lords to be taken, and their heads to be stricken off without delay, and without knowledge or answer to any cause. First of all sir Thomas earl of Lancaster (44), who was a noble and a wise, holy knight, and hath done sith many fair miracles in Pomfret, where he was beheaded, for the which deed the said sir Hugh Spencer (36) achieved great hate in all the realm, and specially of the queen (27) and of the earl of Kent (20), brother to the king (37). And when he perceived the displeasure of the queen (27), by his subtle wit he set great discord between the king and the queen (27), so that the king (37) would not see the queen nor come in her company, the which discord endured a long space. Then was it skewed to the queen (27) secretly and to the earl of Kent (20), that without they took good heed to themselves, they were likely to be destroyage to Saint Thomas of Canterbury, and so to Winchelsea, and in the night went into a ship that was ready for her, and her young son Edward (9) with her, and the earl of Kent (20) and sir Roger Mortimer (34), and in another ship they had put all their purveyance, and had wind at will, and the next morning they arrived in the haven of Boulogne.

Battle of Winchelsea

On 29 Aug 1350 the English fleet defeated a Castilian fleet at Winchelsea during the Battle of Winchelsea. Around twenty Castilian ships were captured; several were sunk. For the English King Edward III England (37) and his son Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (20), James Audley 1318-1369 (32), Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham 1312-1392 (37), Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (40) and John Sully 1283-1388 (67) fought.

John Evelyn's Diary 1652 June. 04 Jun 1652. I set out to meet her (17) now on her journey from Paris, after she (17) had obtained leave to come out of that city, which had now been besieged some time by the Prince of Condé's army in the time of the rebellion, and after she had been now near twelve years from her own country, that is, since five years of age, at which time she went over. I went to Rye to meet her, where was an embargo on occasion of the late conflict with the Holland fleet, the two nations being now in war, and which made sailing very unsafe.
On Whit Sunday, I went to the church (which is a very fair one), and heard one of the canters, who dismissed the assembly rudely, and without any blessing. Here I stayed till the 10th with no small impatience, when I walked over to survey the ruins of Winchelsea, that ancient cinq-port, which by the remains and ruins of ancient streets and public structures, discovers it to have been formerly a considerable and large city. There are to be seen vast caves and vaults, walls and towers, ruins of monasteries and of a sumptuous church, in which are some handsome. Monuments, especially of the Templars, buried just in the manner of those in the Temple at London. This place being now all in rubbish, and a few despicable hovels and cottages only standing, hath yet a Mayor. The sea, which formerly rendered it a rich and commodious port, has now forsaken it.

Wiston

In 1443 Ralph Shirley 1443-1504 was born to Ralph Shirley 1413-1466 (30) at Wiston.

In 1451 Alice Shirley 1451- was born to Ralph Shirley 1413-1466 (38) at Wiston.

Around 1478 Richard Shirley 1478-1540 was born to Ralph Shirley 1443-1504 (35) and Jane Bellingham 1456-1486 (22) at Wiston.

In 1498 William Shirley 1498-1551 was born to Richard Shirley 1478-1540 (20) at Wiston.

On 10 Nov 1540 Richard Shirley 1478-1540 (62) died at Wiston.

On 09 May 1542 Thomas Shirley 1542-1612 was born to William Shirley 1498-1551 (44) at Wiston.

Around 1625 Unknown Artist. Double Portrait of Thomas Shirley 1542-1612 and his Cicassian wife. He wears the exotic Persian clothes which so impressed his European hosts upon his return to Europe from Persia; she wears her native style of dress but also holds a flintlock pistol and a pocket watch, symbols of the technologies Europe was introducing to Persia.

Around 1546 Anthony Shirley 1546-1624 was born to William Shirley 1498-1551 (48) at Wiston.

On 29 May 1551 William Shirley 1498-1551 (53) died at Wiston.

Withyham

Worthing