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Alcock, N.W., Old Title Deeds, a guide for local and family historians, Phillimore 1986.


Bolton, J.L., The Medieval English Economy 1150-1500, Dent 1980


Brandon, Peter (ed.) The South Saxons, Phillimore 1978


Cliffe, J.T.  The Puritan Gentry Besieged 1650-1700, Routledge, 1993


Cockburn, J.S.(ed.) Calendar of Assize Records, Kent Indictments. Six books covering Eliz I, James I, CharlesI, 1649-59, CharlesII 1660-1675, & Charles II 1676-88,  the first five H.M.S.O., sixth Boydell & Brewer.


Detsicas, Alec and Nigel Yates (eds.), Studies in Modern Kentish History, Kent Archaeological Society 1983 (particularly articles 11. Anne Oakley, Richard Beseley – Rector of Staplehurst and Sandhurst; & 15. Michael Zell: Wealth, Trades and Agriculture in the Elizabethan Weald)


de Launay, Jules, Cranbrook, Kent, Wills 1396 – 1640, Kent Records Collections 1984.


Du Boulay, F.R.H., The Lordship of Canterbury, an essay on medieval society, Nelson 1966.

                             Denns, Droving and Danger, Archaeologia Cantiana 76. 1961


Everitt, Alan, The Community of Kent and the Great Rebellion 1640-60, Leicester University Press, 1966.


Furley, Robert, A History of the Weald of Kent, 2 vols (in fact 3), Igglesden 1874.


Hasted, Edward, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent, 2nd edn, 12 vols, 1792 - 1801


Hull, Felix, Guide to the Kent County Archives Office, KCC 1958.


Johnson, Ann (ed.) Sandhurst Chronicles, Published for the village in 2000. Reprinted. Contact


Johnson, Caspar; David Martin; Christopher Whittick, Bodiam Castle - Archaeological & Historic Landscape Survey, Commissioned by the National Trust, Project No. P7, Nov 2000. A useful starting point if your ancestors held land in Bodiam. Try ESRO or the NT office at the castle


Lennard, Reginald, Rural England 1086 – 1135, A study of Social and Agrarian Conditions, Clarendon Press 1959, Sandpiper Books 1997.


Matthews, A.G., Calamy Revised ... , Oxford, 1934


Matthews, A.G., Walker Revised ... ,


Melling, Elizabeth , Aspects of Agriculture and Industry, Kentish Sources III, KCC 1961.


Moritz, Carl Philippe Travels in England


Parish, the Rev. W.D., A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect, Farncombe 1875. Expanded and republished by Helena Hall 1957.


Smith, A.H., English Place–Name Elements, English Place-Name Society, 2 vols, XXV & XXVI, Cambridge University Press.

Stephens, W.B. Sources for English Local History,    


Straker, Ernest, Wealden Iron, 1931


Tittler, Robert (ed.), Accounts of the Roberts Family of Boarzell, Sussex 1568 – 1582. Sussex Record Society 71


Tuchman, Barbara W., A Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century, Penguin 1979


Witney, K.P., The Jutish Forest, A study of the Weald of Kent from 450 to 1380 AD, Athlone Press 1976.


Whiteley, W.T., Baptists in the Weald of Kent, Baptist Quarterly , July 1931.


Young, the Rev. Arthur, General View of the Agriculture of the county of Sussex, Sherwood Neely and Jones 1813, reprint David and Charles 1970.


Zell, Michael, Industry in the Countryside, Wealden society in the sixteenth century, Cambridge University Press 1994.

                       Population and family structure in the sixteenth-century Weald, Archaeologia Cantiana, vol. C, 1984


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