Genealogy in Sedlescombe Sussex England

Sedlescombe is a very pretty village, just off the A21 between Hastings and Hawkhurst . It contains many picturesque 15th,16th and 17th century half-timbered houses, surrounding the village green.

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Ancient events of unknown relevence:  In 1566 a John STAPELEY was buried, in 1576 a Joan STAPLEY married Henry HODGE.

My family history records many events in the historic parish of Sedlescombe

Surnames

from

Early events, in chronological order

until

LINGHAM

1688

  • LINGHAMs (from Beckley > Bexhill > Westfield) in Sedlescombe by 1688
  • 1659- 8XG-GF Thomas LINGHAM moved from Brede to Westfield
  • 1662- 7XG-GF John baptised at Westfield
  • 1688- John's sister Elizabeth married George MARTYN at Sedlescombe
  • 1690- Thomas LINGHAM (1633-1706) is miller of Iltonsbath Corn Mill
  • 1719- Viscount Montagu of Battle leased the watermill etc. for 21 years to John Lingham, ex Joseph Lingham (Source: Tony Taylor).
  • 1728- 6XG-GF John (1705-1777), married Mary PALMER at Sedlescombe
  • 1731-1742- John a church warden at Sedlescombe
  • 1748- a John LINGHAM took over the Iltonsbath Corn Mill by the River Brede S. of the village.
  • 1750- Mill sold to Thomas Webster and converted to Gunpowder mill.  Family moved to Ewhurst.
  • 1753- 5XG-GM Mary (1731-1814), married John TAYLOR
  • 1777- John buried at Sedlescombe
  • 1814-  Mary buried at Sedlescombe

1814

ELDRIDGE

1720

William ELDRIDGE from Battle, married (second wife) Sarah PAYNE, 11 children born at Sedlescombe. 

In 1901 there were 13 ELDRIDGEs living at Sedlescombe

1901

HAYLER

1731

5XG-GF Edward born, married Ann RICHARDSON 1760

  • 4XG-GF Edward born 1771

3XG-GF Edward born 1798 (married Lucy LANGRIDGE, 1851 census at Brickwall)

1901

RICHARDSON

1737

5XG-GM Ann born

1776

LANGRIDGE

1741

  • 5XG-GF Robert married Mary TURNER, 6XG Aunt Mary

1746

STAPLEY

1716

7XG Uncle Thomas born Udimore married Mary Medhurst at Sedlescombe in 1716.

5XG-GF Thomas moved from Udimore to Sedlescombe by 1749 when he baptised his first child. The two eldest sons William 1751 & John 1753 raised their families in Sedlescombe

  • 5XG Uncle William born 1751, his grandson James founded the "Brightling branch"
  • 4XG-GF John born 1753, (married Ann MILHAM at Ewhurst)
  • 1755-1772 Thomas & his children attended Sedlescombe Charity School, became "writers".
  • 3XG-GF Charles born 1787, (married Rebeckah BONES at Hollington, 1851 census at Baulkham/Balcombe Green)
  • 2XF-GF Thomas born 1825, (married Sabina HAYLER at Battle R.O., 1851 census at Baulkham cottages)
  • GGM Elizabeth Ann born 1849 at 3 Baulkham cottage, (married 1868, Hastings, emigrated to New Zealand 1875)
  • The last STAPLEY born in Sedlescombe and known to be living in 1901 was Charles born 1898 (my 4th cousin twice removed) d/o Robert William, the family living at Hollington.

2005

TAYLOR

1753

5XG-GM John married Mary LINGHAM,

4XG-GM Hannah born 1771 , (married Edward HAYLER at Hollington)

1814

HOOK18303XG Aunt Angeline nee STAPLEY & cousins

BRYANT

1841

GreatAunt Jane nee STAPLEY & many cousins, from BRYANT marriages to STAPLEY and HAYLERs

1900+

MILHAM

1841

5XG Uncle David MILHAM at Austford Farm in Sedlescombe

1900+

At the 1901 census, a 3XG Uncle & 2 cousin STAPLEYs (married), 1 cousin HAYLER (married), and William HAYLER [55] were living at Sedlescombe.

In December 2002 there were 16 STAPLEYs listed in the Hastings telephone directory. Sixth cousin Peter STAPLEY lives in Sedlescombe now, 250 years after his 5XG grandfather arrived there.

Also check out the Sedlescombe page of the Sussex Online Parish Clerks

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