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Historical notes about Little Horsted
1597 to 1598HistoryLittle HorstedBuckhurst Terrier
Sir John Sackville, who was sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in the reign of Henry VIII, married Margaret Boleyn, the aunt of Queen Anne Boleyn, so that his son Richard was that queen’s first cousin. This Richard Sackville was a man of outstanding ability.......He grew very rich by dealings in land in many counties, often the former possessions of suppressed chantrys and of attainted noblemen, his name appears more frequently in the Close Rolls of that period than that of any other person ............ It was jestingly said of him that his name should be Fillsack, not Sackville. He acquired the lands of the Chantry of St. Marie in 1550, those of the Fraternity of St. Katherine probably at about the same time, Tablehurst in 1559, Imberhorne in 1560, and Alchorne in 1564............... The manor of Broome, which included the greater part of the village of Hartfield, was purchased some time after 1584. Collinghurst was also in his possession at the time of his death, April 21, 1564. His only son Thomas, born in 1536, was one of the most prominent men of his time. In his earlier years a poet, he was a favourite of Elizabeth I, his second cousin.... On the 8th of June, 1567, he was knighted, and on the same day created a baron under the title of Lord Buckhurst. Alter many services to the State he was made Lord High Treasurer in May, 1599. .......Soon after succeeding to the estates at the death of his father he set about the acquisition by purchase and exchange of further manors in the vicinity of Buckhurst......The manor of Withyham, called Mounkencourts or Munkloe 1569-70; the manors of Sheffield and Tarring Peverell 1570; Ridgehill 1576; Bolebrook 1590; Lavertie 1591; Framfield in 1592; Blackham 1592; Birchden, 1595; and Bullockstown in 1585.....Sir Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, had thus in 1597 in his possession seventeen manors in north-east Sussex, including the manor of Buckhurst, as well as several others in the southern part of the rape. In view of the many recent acquisitions, and the number of leases that had been granted since 1592, it was expedient to record the seventeen in a Terrier in 1597-8
1610[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John Norden and augmented by John SpeedLittle HorstedJohn Speed
The first engraved maps of the counties of Great Britain were the work of Christopher Saxton who, under the authority of the Privy Council, surveyed the English counties in Elizabethan times, from 1574 to 1578. In 1593 he was followed by John Norden who projected an ambitious scheme for a complete series of county histories. He published before his death a number of counties - Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex, Northampton, Cornwall, Sussex and Surrey. John Speed's map of Sussex is based upon Norden's map and was engraved by Jodocus Hondius. It occupies pages nine and ten of John Speed's Atlas entitled "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", is 20 1/4 inches by 15 1/4 inches in size and shows additionally an interesting plan of Chichester and a spirited representation of the Battle of Hastings.
1645[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Jan BlaeuLittle HorstedJan Blaeu
1695[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Robert MordenLittle HorstedRobert Morden
Robert Morden was a London bookseller from 1669 until his death in 1703. He specialised in the geographical field and was himself something of a cartographer and a publisher. Throughout the 17th and most of the 18th centuries, there was little distinction between the activity of book or print-selling and that of publishing: many booksellers were also printers or engravers. They undertook the sale of each others' work and often combined to meet the high cost of publishing a new map or reissue of an old atlas, even if the original plates were still available. This map was published in Brittania: a chorographical description of Great Britain and Ireland by William Camden.
c 1724Isfield, Uckfield and Little Horsted, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenLittle Horstead
1750SussexSussex by Thomas KitchinLit. HorsteadThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.
1763A New Map of [North] SussexA New Map of [North] Sussex by Thomas KitchinL. HorsteadThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.
1st Sep 1787[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John CaryLittle HorstedJohn Cary
John Cary, apprenticed to William Palmer in 1770, went into business in 1783 as a publisher of maps, plans and road-books. He was highly successful and is referred to as the founder of the modern English School of Cartography by H.G. Fordham
c 1795Isfield and Little Horsted, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamLittle Horsted
c 1825Isfield and Little Horsted, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodLittle Horsted
1837[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Thomas MouleLit. HorstedThomas 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
1840[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Joshua Archer, Pentonville, LondonLit. HorstedDugdale
Dugdale's England and Wales Delineated
6th Jun 1841CensusLittle Horsted1841 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
Comprises the Parish of Little Horsted
Enumerator - Humphrey Moon; Registrar - Charles Prince
1851DirectoryLittle HorstedPost Office Directory
LITTLE HORSTED is a small parish, on the road from Lewes to Uckfield, 2 1/2 miles south from the latter in the Union of Uckfield, and rape of Pevensey, and Hundred of Rushmonda.
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The area is 2.230 acres. and the population 278; assessed at £1,989.
30th Mar 1851CensusLittle Horsted1851 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
The whole of the Parish of Little Horsted.
Enumerator - Samuel Hudson
1864East Sussex with the addition of the RailwaysEast Sussex with the addition of the Railways by Mark Antony LowerLit. HorstedLower's Sussex
Mark Antony Lower, son of Richard Lower, born 14th July 1813 in Heathfield, school master in the early 1830s at East Hoathly, Heathfield and Alfriston; and at Lewes from 1835 to 1867; and at Seaford 1867-1871. He then moved to London where he died in 1876.
He was a founder member of the Sussex Archeological Society and a prolific contributor to the collections of the society.
He published
1874DirectoryLittle HorstedPost Office Directory
LITTLE HORSTED is a village and parish, on the road from Lewes to Uckfield, 2 1/2 miles south from the latter, in the Eastern division of the county, union of Uckfield, Pevensey rape, hundred of Rushmonden, Lewes county court district, rural deanery of Chailey, archdeaconry of Lewes, and diocese of Chichester.
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The area of the parish is 2,240 acres; gross estimated rental, £2,570 ; rateable value, £2,192; and the population in 1871 was 298.
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3rd Apr 1881CensusLittle Horsted1881 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
Little Horsted Village
1882DirectoryLittle HorstedKelly's Directory
LITTLE HORSTED is a village and parish on the road from Lewes to Uckfield, 2 1/2 miles south from the latter, 2 1/2 north-east from Isfield station and 6 north-cast from Lewes, in the Eastern division of the county, union of Uckfield, Pevensey rape, hundred of Rushmonden, Lewes county court district, rural deanery of Pevensey No. 3, arch-deaconry of Lewes and diocese of Chichester.
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The area is 2,240 acres; rateable value, £2,633, and the population in 1881 was 301.
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1888Brooker's Guide and Directory - 1888Brooker's 1888 Guide and Directory of Little HorstedBrooker's Guide
c 1899Little Horsted, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyLittle Horsted

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