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PublishedTitle, author and references
1862Maresfield by The Rev. Edward Turner, M.A.p. 145; p. 146
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume II. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 42

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1620HistoryMaresfield ParkTurner's Maresfield
Mr Ralph Rootes was living in the Park house im 1620; and it seems to have continued the residence of his descendants for about a century later

1769 to 1895HistoryMaresfield Park in the ownership of the Shelley familyMaresfield ParkESRO
The nucleus of the [Maresfield Park] estate had been inherited by the Shelley family through the marriage in 1769 of John Shelley Bt. (d 1783) to Wilhelmina (d 1772) daughter of John Newnham of Park House in Maresfield. His grandson John Villiers Shelley Bt. (1808-1867) married Louisa Elizabeth Anne, the only child of the Revd. Samuel Johnes Knight of Henley Hall in Shropshire, in 1832. She died on 15 Mar 1895 leaving the estate to her only child Blanche Henrietta Johnes, co-heiress to the Barony of de Sudeley.

1787Maresfield ParkMaresfield Park, Maresfield by Samuel Hieronymus GrimmSamuel Hieronymus Grimm, topographical artistThe Burrell Collection

c 1795Nutley, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamMaresfield Park

1808[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by G.Cole and engraved by J.RoperMaresfield ParkG. Cole
The British atlas; comprising a series of county maps…intended to illustrate and accompany 'The beauties of England and Wales' published 1808.

c 1825Nutley, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodMaresfield Park

1828Shelley, Sir John, bart.Sir John Shelley, 6th Baronet ShelleyMaresfield ParkPigot's Directory

1828Shelley, Sir John, bart.John Villiers Shelley, 7th Baronet ShelleyMaresfield ParkPigot's Directory

1833Shelley, John Villiers, esq.John Villiers Shelley, 7th Baronet ShelleyMaresfield ParkPigot's Directory

1837[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Thomas MouleMaresfield ParkThomas Moule
Thomas Moule was a bookseller. He published a number of important works on heraldry and antiquities, including Bibliotheca heraldica Brittaniae in 1822. The English Counties delineated; or, a topographical description of England has a complete series of county maps and was published by Thomas Moule in 1837

1839Shelley, Jno. Villiers, esq.John Villiers Shelley, 7th Baronet ShelleyMaresfield ParkPigot's Directory

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn V. Shelley, M, Head, age 33; occupation IndependentJohn Villiers Shelley, 7th Baronet ShelleyMaresfield Park1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusLouisa Shelley, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29Louisa Elizabeth Anne Shelley [Knight]
6th Jun 1841CensusBlanche Shelley, F, [Daughter], age 5Blanche Henrietta Johnes Shelley
6th Jun 1841CensusAnne Pratt, F, age 80 to 84; occupation ServantAnne Pratt
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Gamble, F, age 50 to 54; occupation: servantMary Gamble
6th Jun 1841CensusMartha Reynolds, F, age 20 to 24; occupation ServantMartha Reynolds
6th Jun 1841CensusJemima Williamson, F, age 20 to 24; occupation ServantJemima Williamson
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Payne, F, age 20 to 24; occupation ServantElizabeth Payne
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Luck, F, age 20 to 24; occupation ServantElizabeth Luck
6th Jun 1841CensusRhoda Burley, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: servantRhoda Burley
6th Jun 1841CensusJoseph Rawson, M, age 30 to 34; occupation ServantJoseph Rawson
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Eldridge, M, age 15 to 19; occupation: servantGeorge Eldridge
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Holloway, M, age 17; occupation: servantGeorge Holloway
6th Jun 1841CensusCatherine Bird, F, age 40 to 44, occupation: servantCatherine Bird

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Miller, M, Head, age 70 to 74; occupation Stud groomHenry MillerMaresfield Park1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Miller, F, [Relation], age 55 to 59Elizabeth Miller

1851Shelley, John Villiers, esq.; occupation MagistrateJohn Villiers Shelley, 7th Baronet ShelleyMaresfield ParkPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation UNDER BUTLERThomas MuttetMaresfield Park1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: groomHenry Funnell
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: cookAnn Hunter
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation HOUSEMAIDMaria Partridge
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation LAUNDRY MAIDMaria Walker

1867Directory entryShelley Rev. Sir Frederic, bart., Maresfield parkReverend Sir Frederick Shelley, 8th Baronet ShelleyMaresfield parkPost Office Directory
Maresfield Park is half a mile north : the house is an ancient building of brick in the Elizabethan style, situated in an extensive domain, the seat and property of the Rev. Sir Frederic Shelley, Bart.

1867Directory entryAbbey John, land steward to Sir J. V. Shelley, bart., Maresfield parkMaresfield parkPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryShelley Louisa Lady, Maresfield parkLouisa Elizabeth Anne Shelley [Knight]Maresfield parkPost Office Directory
Maresfield Park is half' a mile north the house is an ancient building of brick, in the Elizabethan style, situated in an extensive domain, the seat and property of Louisa Lady Shelley.

1874Directory entryAbbey John, land steward to Louisa Lady Shelley, Maresfield parkMaresfield parkPost Office Directory

c 1875Maresfield, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyMaresfield Park

3rd Apr 1881CensusLouisa E.A. Shelley, F, Head, widowed, age 70, born LondonLouisa Elizabeth Anne Shelley [Knight]Maresfield Park Mansion1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Coventry, F, Servant, widowed, age 73, born Hampshire, occupation: housekeeperSarah Coventry
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Cotterill, F, Servant, single, age 32, born Surrey, occupation: housemaidFanny Cotterill
3rd Apr 1881CensusNaomi Boys, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Alciston, occupation: housemaidNaomi Boys
3rd Apr 1881CensusKatherine May, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Uckfield; occupation HousemaidKatherine May
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Knight, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Fletching; occupation: kitchenmaidEmily Knight
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Rist, M, Servant, married, age 25, born Essex; occupation ButlerWilliam Rist
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Matthews, M, Servant, single, age 27, born Hampshire; occupation CoachmanGeorge Matthews
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Sheffield, M, Servant, single, age 29, born Sevenoaks; occupation FootmanHenry Sheffield
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Davey, M, Servant, single, age 13, born Brighton; occupation: house boyWilliam Davey
3rd Apr 1881CensusErnest Mailes, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Hertfordshire; occupation Domestic ServantErnest Mailes

1882Directory entryPechell Harvey, Maresfield parkMaresfield parkKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryShelley Louisa, Lady, Maresfield parkLouisa Elizabeth Anne Shelley [Knight]Maresfield parkKelly's Directory
Maresfield Park is half a mile north : the house is an ancient building of brick, in the Elizabethan style, and is situated in an extensive domain, the seat and property of Louisa Lady Shelley.

1882Directory entryGreen William, agent to Louisa, Lady Shelley, Maresfield parkMaresfield parkKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryShelley, Louisa, Lady, Maresfield ParkLouisa Elizabeth Anne Shelley [Knight]Maresfield ParkBrooker's Guide

1895 to 1898HistoryMaresfield Park in the ownership of Blanche PechellMaresfield ParkESRO
John Villiers Shelley Bt. (1808-1867) married Louisa Elizabeth Anne, the only child of the Revd. Samuel Johnes Knight of Henley Hall in Shropshire, in 1832. She died on 15 Mar 1895 leaving the [Maresfield Park] estate to her only child Blanche Henrietta Johnes, co-heiress to the Barony of de Sudeley. Blanche married Hervey Charles Pechell in 1871 and died on 12 Apr 1898. The estate was sold by a devisee under her will on 14 Dec 1898 to Count Alexander Munster.

1899 to 1924HistoryMaresfield Park in the ownership of Count Alexander MunsterMaresfield ParkESRO
The land was originally part of the Maresfield Park Estate (2,657 acres in Maresfield, Danehill and Fletching), which in 1899 was sold by Hervey Charles Pechell to Count Alexander Munster of Derneberg, Hanover, Germany. In 1915, by order of the High Court of Justice, the property became vested in the Public Trustee as custodian for England and Wales under The Trading with the Enemy (Amendment) Act 1914. On 18 Sep 1924 the Public Trustee was empowered to sell the estate to William Henry Abbey of Uckfield House for 61,714 pounds sterling. On 25 Sep 1924 part of the estate, comprising some 1,327 acres, was sold to Thomas Place the younger of Ullingswicke, Northallerton (Co. Yorks)

1902Maresfield Park EntranceMaresfield Park Entrance, Maresfield photographed by Francis Frith
The Francis Frith Web Site The Frith archive was founded by Francis Frith, the pioneer Victorian photographer, in 1860 and today contains over 365,000 photographs of some 7,000 towns and villages throughout Britain. Taken between 1860 and 1970 these form a topographical record of Britain without equal and is recognised as probably the only photographic collection of national importance in private hands in Britain today.

The importance of the Frith archive is as a topographical and social record. It provides an amazingly detailed visual record of over 7,000 towns and villages, as well as illustrating the enormous social and structural changes which have taken place in Britain since 1860. Whilst some of the photographs are undoubtedly artistically outstanding, the real value of the archive lies in its scale. There is no other archive which can illustrate this period of British history so extensively or to such a high quality.

c 1910East View, Marefield ParkEast View, Marefield Park, MaresfieldPrivate collection

1914The Rose Walk, Maresfield ParkThe Rose Walk, Maresfield Park, MaresfieldPrivate collection

1914The Lake, Maresfield ParkThe Lake, Maresfield Park, MaresfieldPrivate collection

1915Rose Walk, Maresfield ParkRose Walk, Maresfield Park, MaresfieldPrivate collection

1915Entrance, Maresfield ParkEntrance, Maresfield Park, MaresfieldPrivate collection

1919The Lake, Maresfield ParkThe Lake, Maresfield ParkPrivate collection

c 1920Maresfield ParkMaresfield Park, MaresfieldPrivate collection

1924Maresfield ParkMaresfield Park, MaresfieldPrivate collection
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