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Henry Chrismas of Warbleton

  • Born: 1796, Heathfield, Sussex, England
  • Christened: 12 Aug 1796, Heathfield, Sussex, England 1
  • Died: 3 Feb 1870, Beach Hill, Warbleton, Sussex, England 2
  • Buried: 8 Feb 1870, Warbleton, Sussex, England 3

  Research Notes:

At the time of the 1851 England Census Henry Chrismas, aged 53, born in Heathfield Sussex, unmarried, farmer of 420 acres employing 16 men, was living in Foords Heathfield. With him was father Thomas Chrismas (83) of Mountfield Sussex, widower, retired farmer.

In 1854 Henry Chrismas and his brother Thomas Chrismas were co-executors and residuary legatees of the Will of their uncle John Blackman of Warbleton, gent.


Conveyance: 10 May 1855. 4

HENRY CHRISMAS of Heathfield, gent., and THOMAS CHRISMAS of Bexhill, gent., to GEORGE THOMAS of Catsfield, appraiser
a messuage or tenement, barn, garden and 2 ac. of land in Heathfield, bounding to the lane from Heathfield to the highway against Nettlesworth and to certain inclosed lands, S. and W., to lands formerly of Anthony Chilly then of A.E. Fuller esq., N. and to lands formerly of Geo. Hood and then of (blank) Oxley, E. Also several pieces of land containing 13 acres near the said messuage in Heathfield at South Bishop's Wood, one piece bounding to a lane between Heathfield Bridge and Grove Bridge, W., to lands formerly of John Fuller, esq. and then of A. E. Fuller, esq., S. and E. and to lands formerly of Thomas Fuller, gent. and then of J. T. Fuller, esq., N.; the other piece bounding to the highway from Heathfield to Warbleton and Hailsham, W. and N. and to lands formerly of the said John Fuller and Philadelphia Dyke, spinster, E., N. and S

The said premises containing together by a late parochial admeasurement 22a. 2r. 11p. and being called Hale Hill Farm and were late in the occupation of Joseph Mepham, then of John Pain afterwards of John Read and since of the said Henry Chrismas

To hold to the said Geo. Thomas in trust for the use of the said Henry Chrismas, devises, with the said Thomas Chrismas, under the Will of the late John Blackman of Warbleton, gent., who had allowed the said Henry free one of the premises for many years on the understanding that they would be eventually left to him

By the said Will certain other property (marshland) in Herstmonceux was devised to the testator's cousin John Blackman of Hove, and a cottage in Warbleton to his workman William Catt for life with remainder to nephew Charles Chrismas, who died in testator's lifetime. Residue given to the said Henry and Thomas as executors. Signatures of Henry & Thomas Chrismas.


At the time of the 1861 England Census Henry Chrismas, aged 63, born in Heathfield Sussex, unmarried, farmer of 600 acres employing 22 labourers and 4 boys, was living in Beech Hill Warbleton.


Henry Chrismas of Warbleton died aged 73 years (burial record).


The Will of Henry Chrismas late of Beach HIll in the Parish of Warbleton in the County of Sussex, yeoman, who died 3 February 1870 at Beach Hill aforesaid, was proved 4 May 1870 at the Principal Registry by the oath of Edward Davey the Younger of Brighton in the County aforesaid, butcher, the nephew, one of the executors. Effects under £4,000. 2


1 Heathfield Sussex Parish Registers, Baptisms.

2 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995, 1870, p. 399.

3 Warbleton Sussex Parish Registers, Burials, p. 19, no. 148.

4 East Sussex Record Office, ESRO reference: SAS/DD 775A.

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