Family History Notebook


Index to Gatfords investigated in the course of my researches.


The poll for Knights of the Shire to represent the County of Sussex - 1774
Freeholder: John Gatford
Place of abode: Slaugham
Where freehold lies and of what consists: Slaugham, b. & l.

Occupier: Ed. Hills

The Danny archives By East Sussex Record Office, Judith A. Wooldridge(1966)
Manor of Tilgate [including]..messuage and lands called Little Forest and Black fold in occ. of John Gatford

Calendar of wills and administrations in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes
Gatford, William, Slaugham, yeoman  10th Jan. 1624, 12th July 1625

Messuages, farm and lands (72a. 3r. 1p.) in Shipley, sometime in occ. of Richard Hurst, dec'd., and now in occupation of Walter Gatford   all properties as in an indnture 3 Oct. 1647

Receipt from William Kelsey and William Kelsey, jun. to 'brother' John Gatford for 100 for the land at 'Truckers Hatch' Add Mss 17055 6 January 1796

Conveyance (Lease and Release) for 100, with covenant to levy a fine Add Mss 17056, 17057 10, 11 August 1796

From (a) William Kelsey of Gatwick in Charlwood (co. Surr.), yeo. and William Kelsey, jun. (eldest son and heir of William Kelsey by his late wife Sall Kelsey decd., heretofore Sall Gatford, spinster, dau. of John Gatford of Slaugham, yeo., decd.), to (b) John Gatford of Slaugham, yeo., (son of said John Gatford)
Messuage, barn, hovel, orchard and close of land or meadow ground (4 a.) called Kelsey or Peacocks Meadow, near Truggers Hatch in Slaugham, now in occ. of Edward Hills, which properties were purchased by Richard Ware of Slaugham, collier, decd., and by him devised in his will to said William Kelsey and w. Sall, and the heirs of her body

Final Concord Add Mss 17058 Easter Term 1797

John Gatford, pl. v. William Kelsey, sen., William Kelsey, jun., Charles Jackman and w. Ann, and William Mills and w. Elizabeth
Two messuages, one barn, one stable, two curtilages, two gardens, two orchards and land (5 a.) in Slaugham and Billingshurst