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Charleston Timeline

 

Ownership of Charleston
<1086 Wulfric from King Edward (1005-1066)
1066 Notable Event BATTLE OF HASTINGS
<1086 Ralph i
<1155 Alvred i
<1155 c1155 William (son of Alvred) i
<1225 Richard Fitz-William (son of William) i
<1228 1228 John de Montacute (son of Richard) i
<1285 1285 Isabel de Montacute i
<1285 1285+ TENANT - William Graundyn i
<1293 1293+ Roger de Leyburn i
<1305 1305+ Richard de Refham i
<1316 1316+ John Fillol i
1348 1349 Notable Event BLACK DEATH
<1363 1363+ Richard Stonore i
<1412 1412+ John Halle, Snr i,iv,v
<1428 c1449 William Halle i,v
c1449 1511+ Henry Halle i,v
<1521 1536+ William Halle iv

First Division of ownership into two parts - Moiety One

<1542 1543 John a Broke i
1543 1555 William a Broke i
1555 1555+ John a Broke i
<1580 1598 Jane Draper i

First Division of ownership into two parts - Moiety Two

<1542 1542+ Thomas Jorden i
<1575 1575 William Jorden i

First Ownership Convergence

<1598 1598+ Jane Draper i
1598 1646 Thomas Wood i,iii
<1642 1642+ TENANT - Name not known iii
1642 1649 Notable Event ENGLISH CIVIL WAR
1646 1658 Thomas Wood. Jnr. i
1658 1658+ Richard Wood i
<1662 1664+ TENANT - Thomas Reed i,ii
<1692 1692+ Mary Wood i
1692 1692+ TENANT - Edward Alfrey i

Second Division of ownership into two parts - Moiety One

<1709 1715+ Thomas Sawyer i
<1737 1737 Stephen Sawyer i
1737 1748 John Sawyer i

Second Division of ownership into two parts - Moiety Two

<1709 1709+ John Miller i
<1715 1748 William Constable i

Second Ownership Convergence

1748 1748+ John Brean i
<1830 1830 F. F. Brean i
1830 1830+ Thomas Scutt. Rev. i
1926 Notable Event WEST DEAN Forest planted 
1928 1952 Sir Oswald Birley
1952 1980 Lady Birley Started Charleston Festival
1980 Robert & Olivia Headlam Revived Charleston Festival
to date Charleston Manor Trust Ltd

This list is incomplete and subject to constant alterations as new evidence comes to light.

Acknowledgements and sources of data

  1. SNQ Volume 4, No 2 (May 9132) Pages 33-39

  2. PRO E179/258/16 Hearth Tax Returns

  3. Sussex Genealogical Centre Occasional Papers Np 10

  4. SAC Volume 10 Page 142

  5. VHC Sussex Volume 9 Pages 87-88

 

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