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History of Sussex

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On 12 Jan 1405 Eleanor Maltravers Baroness Cobham Sternborough 2nd Baroness Maltravers Baroness Arundel 1345-1405 (60) died at Sussex. She was buried at Lewes Priory Lewes. Her grandson John Fitzalan 13th Earl Arundel 1385-1421 (19) succeeded 3rd Baron Maltravers 1C 1330.

Arundel

Around 1263 Matilda aka Maud Fitzalan 1263- was born to John Fitzalan 7th Earl Arundel 1246-1272 (16) and Isabella Mortimer Countess Arundel -1291 at Arundel.

On 11 Jan 1372 Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel Countess Surrey 1318-1372 (53) died at Arundel. She was buried at Lewes Priory Lewes.

John Evelyn's Diary 1637 1639 University. 09 Jul 1638. I went home to visit my friends, and, on the 26th, with my brother (21) and sister to Lewes, where we abode till the 31st; and thence to one Mr. Michael's, of Houghton, near Arundel, where we were very well treated; and, on the 2d of August, to Portsmouth, and thence, having surveyed the fortifications (a great rarity in that blessed halcyon time in England), we passed into the Isle of Wight, to the house of my Baroness Richards, in a place called Yaverland; but were turned the following day to Chichester, where, having viewed the city and fair cathedral, we returned home.

On 12 May 1680 James Colebrooke 1680-1752 was born at Arundel.

Arundel Castle Arundel

On 07 Apr 1330 John Plantagenet 3rd Earl Kent 1330-1352 was born to Edmund Plantagenet 1st Earl Kent 1301-1330 and Margaret Wake Countess Kent 1297-1349 (33) at Arundel Castle Arundel.

In 1347 Joan Fitzalan Countess Essex Hereford and Northampton 1347-1419 was born to Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376 (41) and Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel Countess Surrey 1318-1372 (28) at Arundel Castle Arundel.

Around 1350 Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent 1350-1416 was born to Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel 8th Earl Surrey 1306-1376 (44) and Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Arundel Countess Surrey 1318-1372 (31) at Arundel Castle Arundel.

On 05 Feb 1381 Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (13) and Mary Bohun 1368-1394 (13) were married (he was her second cousin) at Arundel Castle Arundel.

Around 26 Jun 1501 John Dudley 1427- and Elizabeth Bramshott were married at Arundel Castle Arundel.

On 23 Jan 1544 William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (68) died. He was buried at Arundel Castle Arundel. His son Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (31) succeeded 19th Earl Arundel Sussex, 9th Baron Maltravers 1C 1330, 9th Baron Arundel 1C 1377. Mary Arundell Countess Arundel -1557 by marriage Countess Arundel Sussex.

In 1550 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574 (30). Portrait of Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (37) with the motto Invidia Torquet Autorem meaning Let envy torment its author.

Around 1565 Unknown Painter. Anglo-Netherlandish. Portrait of Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (52).

On 19 Apr 1630 Anne Dacre Countess Arundel 1557-1630 (73) died at Shifnal Manor. She was buried at Arundel Castle Arundel.

On 19 May 1648 William Legge -1670 was imprisoned at Arundel Castle Arundel for having supported Charles I King England Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (47) in his escape from Hampton Court Palace.

In 1633 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641 (33). Portrait of Charles I King England Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (32) known as Charles I with M.De St Antoine.

Around 1637 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641 (37). Portrait of Charles I King England Scotland and Ireland 1600-1649 (36).

Fitzalan Chapel Arundel Castle Arundel

In 1487 William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel 1417-1487 (69) died. He was buried at Fitzalan Chapel Arundel Castle Arundel. His son Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (37) succeeded 17th Earl Arundel Sussex, 7th Baron Maltravers 1C 1330, 7th Baron Arundel 1C 1377. Margaret Woodville Countess Arundel by marriage Countess Arundel Sussex.

On 19 Oct 1595 Philip Howard 20th Earl Arundel 1557-1595 (38) died of dysentery at Tower of London. He was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church Tower of London, reburied at Arundel Cathedral Arundel and then reburied in the Fitzalan Chapel Arundel Castle Arundel. His son Thomas Howard 21st Earl Arundel 4th Earl Surrey 1st Earl Norfolk 1585-1646 (10) succeeded 21st Earl Arundel Sussex, 4th Earl Surrey 3C 1483, 11th Baron Maltravers 1C 1330, 11th Baron Arundel 1C 1377.

On 02 Apr 1701 Henry Howard 7th Duke Norfolk 1655-1701 (46) died of apoplexy. He was buried in the Fitzalan Chapel Arundel Castle Arundel. His nephew Thomas Howard 8th Duke Norfolk 1683-1732 (17) succeeded 8th Duke Norfolk 3C 1483, 26th Earl Arundel Sussex, 9th Earl Surrey 3C 1483, 6th Earl Norfolk 5C 1644, 3rd Earl Norwich 3C 1672, 19th Baron Mowbray 1C 1283, 23rd Baron Segrave 2C 1295, 17th Baron Furnivall 1C 1295, 21st Baron Strange Blackmere 1C 1309, 16th Baron Maltravers 1C 1330, 18th Baron Talbot 1C 1331, 16th Baron Arundel 1C 1377, 3rd Baron Howard of Castle Rising.

On 16 Mar 1842 Bernard Howard 12th Duke Norfolk 1765-1842 (76) died. He was buried at Fitzalan Chapel Arundel Castle Arundel. His son Henry Charles Howard 13th Duke Norfolk 1791-1856 (50) succeeded 13th Duke Norfolk 3C 1483, 31st Earl Arundel Sussex, 14th Earl Surrey 3C 1483, 11th Earl Norfolk 5C 1644, 8th Earl Norwich 3C 1672, 24th Baron Mowbray 1C 1283, 28th Baron Segrave 2C 1295, 22nd Baron Furnivall 1C 1295, 26th Baron Strange Blackmere 1C 1309, 21st Baron Maltravers 1C 1330, 23rd Baron Talbot 1C 1331, 21st Baron Arundel 1C 1377, 8th Baron Howard of Castle Rising. Charlotte Sophia Leveson Gower Duchess Norfolk 1788-1870 (54) by marriage Duchess Norfolk 3C 1483.

Ashburnham

On 16 Jun 1710 William Ashburnham 2nd Baron Ashburnham 1679-1710 (31) died of smallpox at Ashburnham. His brother John Ashburnham 1st Earl Ashburham 1687-1737 (23) succeeded 3rd Baron Ashburnham of Ashburnham in Sussex.

Battle Abbey

Flower of History by Matthew of Westminster Chapter 1 1066 1087 The abbey of Battle is built. 1067. King William (39), exulting in his victory, gave praise to God. The same year also, the king built an abbey, which, in reference to the battle that had been fought there, he called Battle, in order that glory, and praise, and thanks, might be offered up in it to God for ever for the victory which he had given him, and also that offices for the souls of the dead who were slain there might be perfonned by the monks who were established in it, with the offering of salutary victims ; and he endowed and enriched the church with estates and priyileges, and com- mitted it to the patronage and protection of the kings who should reign in England after him.

On 22 Jul 1552 Jane Radclyffe -1552 died in childbirth.
On 19 Oct 1592 Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (63) died. His grandson Anthony Maria Browne 2nd Viscount Montague 1574-1629 succeeded 2nd Viscount Montague.
On 08 Apr 1608 Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (70) died at Battle Abbey. She was buried at Midhurst; subsequently moved to St Mary's Church Easebourne Midhurst.
Monument to Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (23), Jane Radclyffe -1552 and Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (14) in St Mary's Church Easebourne Midhurst. The Monument was originally in Midhurst but was subsequently moved. As there was less room, it was re-arranged, with Lord Montague kneeling behind and above the two recumbent effigies of his wives, instead of having a wife on either side, with obelisks at the corners.

Bersted

On 19 Nov 1246 Henry Audley 1175-1246 (71) died at Bersted.

Mainwaring Bersted

Around 1197 Bertrade Mainwaring 1197-1246 was born to Ralph Mainwaring at Mainwaring Bersted.

Bramber

After 1135 Bertha Braose Baroness Beauchamp 1135-1200 was born to William Braose 3rd Baron Bramber 1135-1179 and Bertha Gloucester Baroness Bramber 1130- at Bramber.

Around 1154 Engram Braose 1154-1210 was born to William Braose 3rd Baron Bramber 1135-1179 (39) and Bertha Gloucester Baroness Bramber 1130- at Bramber.

Around 1157 Sybil Braose Countess Derby 1157-1228 was born to William Braose 3rd Baron Bramber 1135-1179 (42) and Bertha Gloucester Baroness Bramber 1130- at Bramber.

Around 1160 John Braose 1160-1224 was born to William Braose 3rd Baron Bramber 1135-1179 (45) and Bertha Gloucester Baroness Bramber 1130- at Bramber.

On 18 Jul 1232 John "Tadody aka Fatherless" Braose 1197-1232 (35) died at Bramber.

On 18 Jul 1232 John Braose 1197-1232 (35) died at Bramber.

Bramber Castle Bramber

Around 1070 William Braose 1st Baron Bramber -1095 built at Bramber Castle Bramber.

Brede

Broadwater

St Mary's Church Broadwater

On 11 Oct 1525 Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr 5th Baron West 1457-1525 (68) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Broadwater. His son Thomas West 9th Baron De La Warr 6th Baron West 1475-1554 (50) succeeded 9th Baron De La Warr 1C 1299, 6th Baron West. Elizabeth Bonville Baroness De La Warr Baroness West by marriage Baroness De La Warr 1C 1299, Baron West.

Buckhurst

On 01 Oct 1615 Cicely Baker Countess Dorset 1535-1615 (80) died in Buckhurst.

Burghesh

Around 1254 Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1254-1306 was born at Burghesh.

Burwash

Around 1319 Joan Burghesh Baroness Mohun Dunster 1319-1404 was born to Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh 1287-1355 (32) and Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh 1306-1360 (13) at Burwash.

Buxted

On 10 Oct 1827 Catherine Bisshop Countess Liverpool 1744-1827 was buried Buxted.

Climping

Atherington Climping

Around 1427 John Dudley 1427- was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley 1400-1487 (26) and Elizabeth Berkeley Baroness Cherleton Baroness Dudley at Atherington Climping.

East Grinstead

On 21 Sep 1744 William Neville 16th Baron Bergavenny 1700-1744 (43) died at Bath. On 30 Sep 1744 William Neville 16th Baron Bergavenny 1700-1744 (43) was buried at East Grinstead. His son George Neville 1st Earl Abergavenny 1727-1785 (17) succeeded 17th Baron Bergavenny 1C 1392.

East Sussex

Findon

Around Jan 1291 William Braose 1st Baron Braose 1224-1291 (67) died at Findon. He was buried at Sele Priory. His son William Braose 2nd Baron Braose 1260-1326 (31) succeeded 2nd Baron Braose.

Times Newspaper Obituaries. 27 Jan 1916. The death of Lady Ulrica Thynne took place on Wednesday at 30, Grosvenor-gardens. She was the second daughter of the 12th Duke of Somerset and was born in 1833. She married, in 1858, Lord Henry Frederick Thynne, second son of the third Marquess of Bath, who was Treasurer of the Household to Queen Victoria and for over 25 years M.P. for South Wilts. There were four sons and two daughters of the marriage. The funeral will be at Findon, near Worthing, on Monday, at 1 o'clock.

Hailsham

Wartling Hailsham

On 20 Aug 1326 John St Leger of Offley 1294-1326 (32) died at Wartling Hailsham.

On 22 Nov 1410 William Hoo 1335-1410 (75) died at Wartling Hailsham.

Sibyl Filiol 1257- was born to William Filiol 1205- in Wartling Hailsham.

Halland

Around 22 Sep 1597 Thomas Pelham 2nd Baronet Pelham Laughton 1597-1654 was born to Thomas Pelham 1st Baronet Pelham Laughton -1624 and Mary Walsingham Baroness Pelham Laughton 1564-1624 (33) at Halland.

Harting

Around 1475 Reginald Bray 1440-1503 (35) and Katherine Hussey -1506 were married. Katherine brought him lands in Harting.

Horsted Keynes

St Giles' Church Horsted Keynes

On 09 Jan 1685 Elias Leighton Engineer -1685 died at the Parish of St Andrew's Holborn. He was buried at St Giles' Church Horsted Keynes.

Ilfield

Mayfield

On 26 Apr 1366 Simon Islip Archbishop of Canterbury -1366 died at Mayfield. During his last three years he was unable to speak as a consequence of a stroke.

Midhurst

Around 1245 Cecilia Bohun 1245- was born to Ralph Bohun 1220-1273 (25) and Sibyl Ferrers in Midhurst.

Around 28 Sep 1247 John Bohun 1247-1284 was born to Ralph Bohun 1220-1273 (27) and Sibyl Ferrers in Midhurst.

Around 05 Dec 1367 John Bohun 1301-1367 (66) died in Midhurst.

On 22 Jul 1552 Jane Radclyffe -1552 died in childbirth.
On 19 Oct 1592 Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (63) died. His grandson Anthony Maria Browne 2nd Viscount Montague 1574-1629 succeeded 2nd Viscount Montague.
On 08 Apr 1608 Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (70) died at Battle Abbey. She was buried at Midhurst; subsequently moved to St Mary's Church Easebourne Midhurst.
Monument to Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (23), Jane Radclyffe -1552 and Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (14) in St Mary's Church Easebourne Midhurst. The Monument was originally in Midhurst but was subsequently moved. As there was less room, it was re-arranged, with Lord Montague kneeling behind and above the two recumbent effigies of his wives, instead of having a wife on either side, with obelisks at the corners.

On 29 Jun 1592 Anthony Browne 1552-1592 (39) died at Riverbank House Cowdray Midhurst. He was buried at Midhurst.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Anthony Browne 1552-1592 (37).

Cowdray Midhurst

Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst

On 24 Sep 1793, during restoration work, a fire started in the carpenter's workshop in the North Gallery of Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst resulting in the destruction of the house and its contents bar three paintings.

John Bohun 1247-1284 constructed a fortified manor house at Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst naming it Coudreye which means Hazel Woods in Norman French.

Before 1493 David Owen 1459-1535 and Mary Bohun 1468-1500 were married by which Owen came into possession of Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst when Mary inherited it from her father John Bohun 1446-1492.

Around 1493 Ann Owen 1493-1555 was born to David Owen 1459-1535 (34) and Mary Bohun 1468-1500 (25) in Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

Around 1500 Henry Owen 1500-1535 was born to David Owen 1459-1535 (41) and Mary Bohun 1468-1500 (32) in Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

Around 1520 David Owen 1459-1535 (61) began construction of Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst on the site of the former manor house that he had inherited from his wife Mary Bohun 1468-1500.

In 1529 Henry Owen 1500-1535 (29) sold Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst to William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl of Southampton 1490-1542 (39).

In 1533 Henry VIII (41) granted William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl of Southampton 1490-1542 (43) to inpark 600 acres of meadow, pasture and wood and build fortifications at Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

In Nov 1538 Margaret York Countess Salisbury 1473-1541 (65) was imprisoned in Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst until Sep 1539.

Around 1535 Unknown Painter. Portrait of unknown woman formerly thought to be Margaret York Countess Salisbury 1473-1541 (61).

In Jul 1539 Henry VIII (48) visited Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

In Jul 1539 Henry VIII (48) visited Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

On 15 Oct 1542 William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl of Southampton 1490-1542 (52) died at Newcastle on Tyne. Anthony Browne 1500-1548 (42) inherited Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

In Aug 1545 Henry VIII (54) visited Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

On 06 May 1548 Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (19) inherited Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

In Oct 1551 Mary of Guise Queen Consort Scotland 1515-1560 (35) stayed the night in Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

In Jul 1552 Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 (14) visited Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

On 22 Jul 1552 Anthony Browne 1552-1592 was born to Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (23) and Jane Radclyffe -1552 at Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst. His mother died in childbirth.

On 06 Oct 1573 Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl of Southampton 1573-1624 was born to Henry Wriothesley 2nd Earl of Southampton 1545-1581 (28) and Mary Browne Countess Southampton 1552-1607 (21) at Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

Elizabeth's Royal Progress 1591

On 15 Aug 1591 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (57) arrived at Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst the home of Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (62) and Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague 1538-1608 (53). She was welcomed by a breakfast for some 300 guests. George Browne -1615 was knighted. Henry Browne organised the hunting. Elizabeth stayed until the 21 Aug 1591. .

Gunpowder Plot

On 19 Oct 1592 Anthony Maria Browne 2nd Viscount Montague 1574-1629 (18) inherited Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst. During his tenure Guy Fawkes was briefly employed as a footman and, as a consequence, Anthony Maria Browne 2nd Viscount Montague 1574-1629 (18) was briefly imprisoned for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot.

In 1770 Anthony Joseph Browne 7th Viscount Montague 1730-1787 (40) commissioned Capability Brown to landscape Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst.

In 1843 Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst was sold to George Perceval 6th Earl Egmont 1794-1874 (48).

In 1908 Augustus Perceval 8th Earl Egmont 1856-1910 (52) sold Cowdray House Cowdray Midhurst to Weetman Dickinson Pearson.

Riverbank House Cowdray Midhurst

On 29 Jun 1592 Anthony Browne 1552-1592 (39) died at Riverbank House Cowdray Midhurst. He was buried at Midhurst.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Anthony Browne 1552-1592 (37).

Newtimber

Around 1095 John Cheney 1095-1169 was born to Ralph Cheney 1069-1147 (26) at Newtimber.

In 1146 John III Cheney 1146- was born to John II Cheney 1121- at Newtimber.

In 1147 Ralph Cheney 1069-1147 (78) died at Newtimber.

Around 1198 Alice Cheney -1198 died at Newtimber.

Around 1218 Alexander Cheney 1218-1297 was born to John IV Cheney 1189- and Joan Nouwell 1192-1236 (26) at Newtimber.

In 1236 Joan Nouwell 1192-1236 (44) died at Newtimber.

Around 1248 Alexander Cheney 1248-1295 was born to Alexander Cheney 1218-1297 (30) at Newtimber.

In 1275 Agnes Saye 1250-1275 (25) died at Newtimber.

On 20 Nov 1297 Alexander Cheney 1218-1297 (79) died at Newtimber.

Petworth

On 25 Mar 1273 Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy 1273-1314 was born to Henry Percy 7th Baron Percy Topcliffe -1272 and Eleanor Warenne Baroness Percy Topcliffe at Petworth.

Around 1303 William Percy 1303-1355 was born to Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy 1273-1314 (29) and Eleanor Fitzalan Baroness Percy 1284-1328 at Petworth.

On 13 Oct 1668 Algernon Percy 10th Earl of Northumberland 1602-1668 (66) died at Petworth. He was buried at Petworth. His son Josceline Percy 11th Earl of Northumberland 1644-1670 (24) succeeded 11th Earl of Northumberland 1C 1377.

On 02 Dec 1748 Charles Seymour 6th Duke Somerset 1662-1748 (86) died at Petworth. His son Algernon Seymour 7th Duke Somerset 1684-1750 (64) succeeded 7th Duke Somerset 4C 1547. Frances Thynne Duchess Somerset 1699-1754 (49) by marriage Duchess Somerset 4C 1547.

On 09 Jul 1755 Frances Wyndham Countess Romney 1755-1795 was born to Charles Wyndham 2nd Earl Egremont 1710-1763 (44) and Alicia Carpenter Countess Egremont 1726-1794 (29) at Petworth.

Racton

St Peter's Church Racton

Rother

Rougham

Around 1430 Roger Copley 1430-1490 was born to Richard Copley 1394-1434 (36) in Rougham.

On 21 Dec 1490 Roger Copley 1430-1490 (60) died in Rougham.

Rye

Richard Lionheart Returns to England

On 04 Mar 1194 Richard "Lionheart" I King England 1157-1199 (36) and his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England 1122-1204 (72) sailed from Antwerp on board the Trenchemer. The royal admiral, Stephen of Turnham, who was commanding in person, had to employ experienced pilots to take her through the coastal islets and out into the estuary of the Scheldt. It was a long crossing, perhaps deliberately so, to avoid ambush. The Trenchemer was escorted by a large cog from the Cinque port of Rye.

1287 Great Storm

On 14 Dec 1287 a great storm caused a significant number of deaths on both sides of the English Channel. In the Low Countries around 50,000 people are believed to have died. In England hundreds were killed. The port of New Romney was so changed as to be replaced by Rye through which the course of the River Rother now ran. The port of Dunwich never recovered from the storm and thereafter declined.

John Evelyn's Diary 1652 June. 03 Jun 1652. I received a letter from Colonel Morley (36) to the Magistrates and Searchers at Rye, to assist my wife (17) at her landing, and show her all civility.

John Evelyn's Diary 1652 June. 04 Jun 1652. I set out to meet her (17) now on her journey from Paris, after she (17) had obtained leave to come out of that city, which had now been besieged some time by the Prince of Condé's army in the time of the rebellion, and after she had been now near twelve years from her own country, that is, since five years of age, at which time she went over. I went to Rye to meet her, where was an embargo on occasion of the late conflict with the Holland fleet, the two nations being now in war, and which made sailing very unsafe.
On Whit Sunday, I went to the church (which is a very fair one), and heard one of the canters, who dismissed the assembly rudely, and without any blessing. Here I stayed till the 10th with no small impatience, when I walked over to survey the ruins of Winchelsea, that ancient cinq-port, which by the remains and ruins of ancient streets and public structures, discovers it to have been formerly a considerable and large city. There are to be seen vast caves and vaults, walls and towers, ruins of monasteries and of a sumptuous church, in which are some handsome. Monuments, especially of the Templars, buried just in the manner of those in the Temple at London. This place being now all in rubbish, and a few despicable hovels and cottages only standing, hath yet a Mayor. The sea, which formerly rendered it a rich and commodious port, has now forsaken it.

After 15 May 1660 Henry Mildmay 1593-1668 was captured by Heneage Finch 3rd Earl Winchilsea 1628-1689 at Rye.

Salehurst

Around 06 Dec 1559 William Culpepper 1509-1559 (50) diedWilliam Culpepper 1509-1559 (50) at Salehurst.

Sele Priory

Around Jan 1291 William Braose 1st Baron Braose 1224-1291 (67) died at Findon. He was buried at Sele Priory. His son William Braose 2nd Baron Braose 1260-1326 (31) succeeded 2nd Baron Braose.

Stopham

Around 1300 Isabella St John 1300-1350 was born to Edward St John 1259-1368 (41) and Eve Hauterive at Stopham.

Street

Around 1275 William Cheney 1275-1322 was born to Alexander Cheney 1248-1295 (27) and Agnes Saye 1250-1275 (25) at Street.

Trotton

Around 1351 Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys 1351-1421 was born to John Camoys 1310-1383 (41) and Elizabeth Latimer at Trotton.

Around 1469 Roger Lewknor 1469-1543 was born at Trotton.

On 15 Jan 1543 Roger Lewknor 1469-1543 (74) died at Trotton.

On 03 Mar 1652 Thomas Otway 1652-1685 was born in Trotton.

Before 16 Apr 1685. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Thomas Otway 1652-1685.

St George's Church Trotton

On 20 Apr 1417 Elizabeth Mortimer Baroness Camoys 1371-1417 (46) died. She was buried at St George's Church Trotton.

On 28 Mar 1421 Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys 1351-1421 (70) died. He was buried at St George's Church Trotton. His grandson Hugh Camoys 2nd Baron Camoys 1413-1426 (8) succeeded 2nd Baron Camoys 2C 1383.

Uckfield

Uckfield House Uckfield

Times Newspaper Marriages. 05 Jan 1938. MR. J. NEVILL (23) AND MISS HARRISON (22).
The Duke (37) and Duchess of Gloucester (36) have sent a silver condiments set to Mr. John Nevill (23), Life Guards, elder son of Major (54) and Mrs. Guy Larnach-Nevill, of Uckfield House, and Miss Patricia Harrison (22), daughter of Major and the Hon. Mrs. J. F. Harrison, of Kings Walden Bury, Hitchin, whose marriage took place yesterday at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge. The Rev. G. S. Shackleford officiated, assisted by the Rev. E. C. Dunford. The bride (22), who was given away by her father, wore a gown of ivory-tinted panne velvet, embossed with sprays of silver flowers. The bodice was fashioned with a square neckline and long sleeves, slightly full at the shoulder, and the square train was lined with silver tissue. A headdress of silver-tipped doves' wings surmounted her long tulle veil, and she carried a spray of mixed white flowers. A retinue of six little girls and four pages folowed the bride. They were Penelope Harrison (sister of the bride), the Hon. Clare Beckett, Marye Pepys (niece of the bridegroom), Margaret Rosselli, Caroline Bury, Joanna Spencer, Hugh Lawson (cousin of the bride), David Myddelton (cousin of the bridegroom), Thomas Pilkington (nephew of the bride), and Charles Smith-Bingham. The pages wore replicas of the uniform of the Life Guards of the early nineteenth century, and the little girls wore long frocks of silver lame, the high-waisted bodices cut with short, puff sleeves, and square necks. They wore caps of silver lame, trimmed with white fur, and carried white fur muffs. Lord Roderic Pratt (22), Life Guards, was best man, and there was a guard of honour from the same regiment. The Hon. Mrs. J. F. Harrison afterwards held a reception at 28, Grosvenor Square, W1. The honeymoon wil be spent in Switzerland.

Warbleton

Around 1516 Thomas Cheney 1516-1565 was born to Thomas Cheney 1474- at Warbleton.

In 1563 John Cheney 1563-1603 was born to Thomas Cheney 1516-1565 (47) at Warbleton.

Cralle Manor Warbleton

Around 1384 Elizabeth Cheney 1384-1450 was born to Richard Cheney 1352-1392 (32) at Cralle Manor Warbleton.

Around 1417 William Cheney 1417-1487 was born to Simon Cheney 1392-1455 (25) at Cralle Manor Warbleton.

In 1417 Alexander Cheney 1417- was born to Simon Cheney 1392-1455 (25) at Cralle Manor Warbleton.

In 1419 Richard Cheney 1419- was born to Simon Cheney 1392-1455 (27) at Cralle Manor Warbleton.

In 1421 Robert Cheney 1421-1488 was born to Simon Cheney 1392-1455 (29) at Cralle Manor Warbleton.

In 1443 John Cheney 1443-1494 was born to William Cheney 1417-1487 (26) at Cralle Manor Warbleton.

On 06 Jun 1494 John Cheney 1443-1494 (51) died at Cralle Manor Warbleton.

West Poyning

On 25 Sep 1410 Elizabeth Carew 1372-1410 (38) died at West Poyning.

West Sussex

Bognor Regis West Sussex

On 07 Jul 1815 Son Poyntz -1815 drowned at Bognor Regis West Sussex.

On 07 Jul 1815 Son Poyntz -1815 drowned at Bognor Regis West Sussex.

Chichester

Goodwood West Sussex

On 29 Dec 1806 Charles Lennox 3rd Duke Richmond 1735-1806 (71) died at Goodwood West Sussex. He was buried at Chichester Cathedral. His nephew Charles Lennox 4th Duke Richmond 1764-1819 (42) succeeded 4th Duke Richmond 3C 1675, 4th Earl March 4C 1675, 4th Baron Settrington. Charlotte Gordon Duchess Richmond 1768-1842 (38) by marriage Duchess Richmond 3C 1675.

Before 04 Feb 1787 Pompeo Batoni Painter 1708-1787. Portrait of Charles Lennox 3rd Duke Richmond 1735-1806.

In 1758 Joshua Reynolds Painter 1723-1788 (34). Portrait of Charles Lennox 3rd Duke Richmond 1735-1806 (22).

Around 1776 George Romney Painter 1734-1802 (41). Portrait of Charles Lennox 3rd Duke Richmond 1735-1806 (40).

Haywards Heath West Sussex

On 16 Apr 1943 William Cecil 1854-1943 (88) died at Haywards Heath West Sussex.

Horsham

North Stoke

John Evelyn's Diary 1701. Jan 1701. I finished the sale of North Stoake in Sussex to Robert Michell, Esq, appointed by my brother to be sold for payment of portions to my nieces, and other incumbrances on the estate.

Selsey West Sussex

Selsey Abbey

Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England Book 5 Chapter 18 How the South Saxons received Eadbert and Eolla and the West Saxons Daniel and Aldhelm for their bishops; and of the writings of the same Aldhelm. [705 a.d.]. 705. In the year of our Lord 705, Aldfrid, king of the Northumbrians, died before the end of the twentieth year of his reign. His son Osred (8), a boy about eight years of age, succeeding him in the throne, reigned eleven years. In the beginning of his reign, Haedde, bishop of the West Saxons, departed to the heavenly life; for he was a good man and a just, and his life and doctrine as a bishop were guided rather by his innate love of virtue, than by what he had gained from books. The most reverend bishop, Pechthelm, of whom we shall speak hereafter in the proper place, and who while still deacon or monk was for a long time with his successor Aldhelm (66), was wont to relate that many miracles of healing have been wrought in the place where he died, through the merit of his sanctity; and that the men of that province used to carry the dust thence for the sick, and put it into water, and the drinking thereof, or sprinkling with it, brought health to many sick men and beasts; so that the holy dust being frequently carried away, a great hole was made there.
Upon his death, the bishopric of that province was divided into two dioceses. One of them was given to Daniel, which he governs to this day; the other to Aldhelm (66), wherein he presided most vigorously four years; both of them were fully instructed, as well in matters touching the Church as in the knowledge of the Scriptures. Aldhelm (66), when he was as yet only a priest and abbot of the monastery which is called the city of Maildufus, by order of a synod of his own nation, wrote a notable book against the error of the Britons, in not celebrating Easter at the due time, and in doing divers other things contrary to the purity of doctrine and the peace of the church; and through the reading of this book many of the Britons, who were subject to the West Saxons, were led by him to adopt the Catholic celebration of our Lord's Paschal Feast. He likewise wrote a famous book on Virginity, which, after the example of Sedulius, he composed in twofold form, in hexameters and in prose. He wrote some other books, being a man most instructed in all respects, for he had a polished style, and was, as I have said, of marvellous learning both in liberal and ecclesiastical studies. On his death, Forthere was made bishop in his stead, and is living at this time, being likewise a man very learned in the Holy Scriptures.
Whilst they administered the bishopric, it was determined by a synodal decree, that the province of the South Saxons, which till that time belonged to the diocese of the city of Winchester, where Daniel then presided, should itself have an episcopal see, and a bishop of its own. Eadbert, at that time abbot of the monastery of Bishop Wilfrid, of blessed memory, called Selaeseu, was consecrated their first bishop. On his death, Eolla succeeded to the office of bishop. He also died some years ago, and the bishopric has been vacant to this day.

Before 716 Bishop Eadberht of Selsey -716 was appointed Bishop Selsey.

Around 717 Bishop Eolla was appointed Bishop Selsey.

In 1058 Æthelric Bishop Selsey -1076 was consecrated Bishop Selsey.

Shipley West Sussex

Bentons Shipley West Sussex

Around 1572 Thomas Caryll of Bentons Shipley West Sussex 1572-1617 was born in Bentons Shipley West Sussex.

Around 12 Aug 1596 Mary Caryll Viscountess Molyneux 1596-1639 was born to Thomas Caryll of Bentons Shipley West Sussex 1572-1617 (24) in Bentons Shipley West Sussex.

Slindon West Sussex

In 1536 George St Leger 1484-1536 (51) died at Slindon West Sussex.

The Cross West Sussex

The Punch House The Cross West Sussex

Elizabeth's Royal Progress 1591

On 22 Aug 1591 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (57) arrived in Chichester as a guest of John Lumley 1st Baron Lumley 1533-1609 (58). She is believed to haved stayed at The Punch House The Cross West Sussex. .

On 22 Aug 1591 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (57) arrived in Chichester as a guest of John Lumley 1st Baron Lumley 1533-1609 (58). She is believed to haved stayed at The Punch House The Cross West Sussex. .

Wigginholt

Wigsell

In 1538 Francis Culpepper 1538-1591 was born to William Culpepper 1509-1559 (29) and Cicely Barrett 1512- at Wigsell.

Willingdon

Winchelsea

In 1321 Walter Culpepper 1266-1321 (55) died at Winchelsea.

In 1321 Thomas Culpepper 1260-1321 (61) died at Winchelsea.

Despencer War Executions

The Chronicles of Froissart Chapter VI. 1322. THE foresaid king Edward the second (37), father to the noble king Edward the third (9), on whom our matter is founded, this said king governed right diversely his realm by the exhortation of sir Hugh Spencer (36), who had been nourished with him sith the beginning of his yongth ; the which sir Hugh (36) had so enticed the king (37), that his father and he were the greatest masters in all the realm, and by envy thought to surmount all other barons of England ; whereby after the great discomfiture that the Scots had made at Stirling great murmuring there arose in England between. The noble barons and the king's council, and namely against sir Hugh Spencer (36). They put on him that by his counsel they were discomfited, and that he was favourable to the king of Scots. And on this point the barons had divers times communication together, to be advised what they might do, whereof Thomas earl of Lancaster (44), who was uncle to the king, was chief. And anon when sir Hugh Spencer (36) had espied this, he purveyed for remedy, for he was so great with the king (37) and so near him, that he was more beloved with the king (37) than all the world after. So on a day he came to the king (37) and said, `Sir, certain lords of your realm have made alliance together against you, and without ye take heed thereto betimes, they purpose to put you out of your realm': and so by his malicious means he caused that the king made all the said lords to be taken, and their heads to be stricken off without delay, and without knowledge or answer to any cause. First of all sir Thomas earl of Lancaster (44), who was a noble and a wise, holy knight, and hath done sith many fair miracles in Pomfret, where he was beheaded, for the which deed the said sir Hugh Spencer (36) achieved great hate in all the realm, and specially of the queen (27) and of the earl of Kent (20), brother to the king (37). And when he perceived the displeasure of the queen (27), by his subtle wit he set great discord between the king and the queen (27), so that the king (37) would not see the queen nor come in her company, the which discord endured a long space. Then was it skewed to the queen (27) secretly and to the earl of Kent (20), that without they took good heed to themselves, they were likely to be destroyage to Saint Thomas of Canterbury, and so to Winchelsea, and in the night went into a ship that was ready for her, and her young son Edward (9) with her, and the earl of Kent (20) and sir Roger Mortimer (34), and in another ship they had put all their purveyance, and had wind at will, and the next morning they arrived in the haven of Boulogne.

Battle of Winchelsea

On 29 Aug 1350 the English fleet defeated a Castilian fleet at Winchelsea during the Battle of Winchelsea. Around twenty Castilian ships were captured; several were sunk. For the English King Edward III England (37) and his son Edward "Black Prince" Plantagenet Prince Wales 1330-1376 (20), James Audley 1318-1369 (32), Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham 1312-1392 (37), Henry of Grosmont 1st Duke Lancaster 1310-1361 (40) and John Sully 1283-1388 (67) fought.

John Evelyn's Diary 1652 June. 04 Jun 1652. I set out to meet her (17) now on her journey from Paris, after she (17) had obtained leave to come out of that city, which had now been besieged some time by the Prince of Condé's army in the time of the rebellion, and after she had been now near twelve years from her own country, that is, since five years of age, at which time she went over. I went to Rye to meet her, where was an embargo on occasion of the late conflict with the Holland fleet, the two nations being now in war, and which made sailing very unsafe.
On Whit Sunday, I went to the church (which is a very fair one), and heard one of the canters, who dismissed the assembly rudely, and without any blessing. Here I stayed till the 10th with no small impatience, when I walked over to survey the ruins of Winchelsea, that ancient cinq-port, which by the remains and ruins of ancient streets and public structures, discovers it to have been formerly a considerable and large city. There are to be seen vast caves and vaults, walls and towers, ruins of monasteries and of a sumptuous church, in which are some handsome. Monuments, especially of the Templars, buried just in the manner of those in the Temple at London. This place being now all in rubbish, and a few despicable hovels and cottages only standing, hath yet a Mayor. The sea, which formerly rendered it a rich and commodious port, has now forsaken it.

Wiston

In 1443 Ralph Shirley 1443-1504 was born to Ralph Shirley 1413-1466 (30) at Wiston.

In 1451 Alice Shirley 1451- was born to Ralph Shirley 1413-1466 (38) at Wiston.

Around 1478 Richard Shirley 1478-1540 was born to Ralph Shirley 1443-1504 (35) and Jane Bellingham 1456-1486 (22) at Wiston.

In 1498 William Shirley 1498-1551 was born to Richard Shirley 1478-1540 (20) at Wiston.

On 10 Nov 1540 Richard Shirley 1478-1540 (62) died at Wiston.

On 09 May 1542 Thomas Shirley 1542-1612 was born to William Shirley 1498-1551 (44) at Wiston.

Around 1625 Unknown Painter. Double Portrait of Thomas Shirley 1542-1612 and his Cicassian wife. He wears the exotic Persian clothes which so impressed his European hosts upon his return to Europe from Persia; she wears her native style of dress but also holds a flintlock pistol and a pocket watch, symbols of the technologies Europe was introducing to Persia.

Around 1546 Anthony Shirley 1546-1624 was born to William Shirley 1498-1551 (48) at Wiston.

On 29 May 1551 William Shirley 1498-1551 (53) died at Wiston.

Withyham

Buckhurst Withyham

Before 1601 Henry Neville 9th Baron Bergavenny 1579-1641 and Mary Sackville 1584-1613 were married at Buckhurst Withyham.

Worthing