The History of Ditchling in the County of Sussex

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Facsimile of the first edition of 1901. An invaluable document for those searching their family tree. Alfred the Great and Catherine of Aragon both owned manors in the village. On the basis of this, the author believed that the king spent much time here and that “Wings Place” or the “Old House” is a fragment of a palace built by Queen Catherine! Ignoring these flights of fancy, the book is otherwise thoroughly researched. Contents include: Ancient Ditchling and the manors, Ditchling Park, old inhabitants, miscellaneous notes, St Margaret's Church, rectors and vicars, monumental inscriptions and memorials, the Meeting House, the ‘Jernal' of a Ditchling man, and the neighbourhood. Subsidy rolls 1378-9 for Ditchling, Strete Hundred 1549, Ditchling 1562, 1600, 1623, Ditchling wills at Lewes 1541-1640, Ditchling administrators. 1578-1640, Ditchling Churchwardens 1638-1750. The appendices include: family trees of the Chatfield family, the Attrees of Wivelsfield and the Pooles.

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Henry Cheale, Jun.




978 1 898941 89 7




183 x 125 mm


2004 Country Books