LHG Bibliography: Biographies, Diaries & Journals

Anderson, Freda, ‘Uxor Mea’: the first wife of the first William of Warenne, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1992, 130, 107-129.
About Gundrada.

Arnold, David (ed.), The Fifty Five: a Story Set in Stone, Lewes: Crown Publishing Ltd, 2018.
The monument to the fifty-five ‘Old Boys’ of Lewes County Grammar School for Boys who died on active service in the Second World War.

Attree, F.W.T., Early wills at Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1882, 32, 123-140.
Rather specific, includes names only for wills from 1541-1549, in churches Johis p. 129, Michaels Lewes p. 130, Ominium Sanctorum Lewes, p.130. (St John’s, St Michael’s, All Saints). [Full text of article]

Barttelot, Walter B., Extract from the return of Members of Parliament, 1290-1702, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1880, 30, 190-197.
Includes Gage, Goring, Pelham, and Shelley families for Lewes Borough. [Full text of article]

Bennett, Elizabeth, My Memories of Lewes over Many Years, The Book Guild, 1997.
Elizabeth Bennett, born 1907, was a school teacher and for many years lived in Morris Road, Cliffe.

Berry, Sue, Stanmer House and Park, East Sussex: the evolution of a small Downland country house and its setting c. 1710-1805, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2005, 143, 239-255. [Abstract] [PDF 1402Kb]
Stanmer House belonged to the Pelham family.

Berry, Sue, The Georgian provincial builder-architect and architect: Amon and Amon Henry Wilds of Lewes and Brighton, c. 1790-1850, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2012, 150, 163-183. [PDF]

Blaauw, WH., Extracts from the “Iter Sussexiense” of Dr John Burton, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1855, 8, 250-265. [Full text of article]

Blaauw, W.H., Warenniana: ancient letters and notices relating to the Earls de Warenne: partly from original MSS, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1853, 6, 107-128. [Full text of article]

Brent, Colin, Thirty something: Thomas Paine at Bull House in Lewes, 1768-1774 – six formative years, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2009, 147, 153-168. [Abstract] PDF 1 Mb]

Brent, Colin, Thomas Paine and the shocking death of William Weston [Historical note], Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1993, 131, 202.

Brent, Colin; Gage, Deborah; Myles, Paul, Thomas Paine in Lewes, 1768-1774, PM Trading, 2009.

Brent, Judith, The Pooles of Chailey and Lewes: the establishment and influence of a gentry family, 1732-1779, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1976, 114, 69-80.

Bridgeman, Charles G.O., The devolution of the Sussex manors formerly belonging to the Earls of Warenne and Surrey, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1914, 56, 54-91.
[Full text of article]

Bridgeman, Charles G.O., The Sussex manors of the Earls of Warenne, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1915, 57, 185-196.
Articles explaining how the lordship of Lewes became sub-divided between three families. [Full text of article]

Brunnarius, Martin, Jesse Pumphery, Millright, Sussex Industrial History, 1987, 17, 27-36. [PDF]
Jesse Pumphery was a journeyman millwright who lived and worked in and around Lewes during the first half of the nine-teenth century.

Butchers, Bob, Silks, Soaks and Certainties, Blenheim Press, 2008.
The tale of a Lewes horse racing family by the original ‘Newsboy’.
Most chapters available  from Google

Challen, W.H., Kyme family of Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1962, 100, 111-136.

Comber, John, Sussex Genealogies, Lewes Centre, W. Heffer & Sons, 1933.
One of three volumes of Sussex family history, each volume based on a different town, but with many overlaps.

Connell, J.M., Thomas Paine,  Longmans, Green, 1939.

Cooper, John A. (ed), The Unpublished Journal of Gideon Mantell, 1819-1852, The Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove, 2010. [Published online only]

Critchley, Edmund, Dinosaur Doctor, The Life and Work of Gideon Mantell, Amberley Publishing, 2010.

Crook, Diana, The Ladies of Miller’s, Dale House Press, 1996.

Curwen, E. Cecil, The Journal of Gideon Mantell, Oxford University Press, 1940.

Duckett, G., Observations on the parentage of Gundreda, the daughter of William Duke of Normandy, and wife of William de Warenne, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1878, 28, 114-126.
[Full text of article]

Dudeney, Mrs Henry (ed. Crook, Diana), A Lewes Diary, 1916-1944,  Tartarus Press, 1998. New edition 2012.

Evans, Tom, George Shiffner and the Offham Chalkpit Railway, Sussex Industrial History, 1985, 15, 15-18. [PDF]

Farrant, John H., Cater Rand, an engineer in Georgian Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2012, 150, 143-161. [PDF]

Farrant, John H., Civil Engineering in Sussex around 1800, and the Career of Cater Rand, Sussex Industrial History, 1974, 6, 2-14. [PDF]
Cater Rand was from Lewes.

Farrant, John. H., Charles Dawson’s anti-Zeppelin bullet, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2018, 155, 207-209.

Farrant, John H., James Lambert, Senior and Junior, landscape painters of Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1997, 135, 249-263.

Farrant, John H., Prelude to Piltdown: Charles Dawson’s Origins, Career and Antiquarian Pursuits, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2013, 151, 145-186. [Abstract] [PDF 2Kb] [PDF 1Mb]

Farrant, Sue, The building of Stanmer House and the early development of the park c. 1720 to 1750, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1979, 117, 195-199.
Stanmer House was owned by the Pelham family.

Garraway Rice, B., The Testament and Will of Agnes Morley, widow, foundress of the Free Grammar School at Lewes, dated 1511 and 1512, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1903, 46, 134-144.
Deals with her personal property, the foundation of the Free Grammar School and directions for its continuance.

Goring, Jeremy, A Sussex dissenting family: the Ridges of Westgate Chapel, Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1991, 129, 195-215.

Holman, George, Some Lewes Men of Note, W.E. Baxter, 1st edn 1905 ; 2nd edn 1911; 3rd edn 1922; 4th edn 1927.
Biographies in the 4th edn are of Archbishop John Peckham, Edmund Dudley, Thomas Blunt, Thomas Twyne MD, John Rowe, John Evelyn FRS, Rev Joseph Grave, Richard Russell MD, FRS, Bishop Chaloner, Rev Henry Michel, John Elliot, James Lambert, Thomas Paine, John Holman, Arthur Lee, John Dudeney, John Baxter, Thomas ‘Clio’ Rickman, Thomas Rickman FSA, Thomas Walker Horsfield FSA, Gideon Algernon Mantell, LLD, FRS, FGS, etc, Paul Dunvan, Mark Antony Lower FSA, John Frederick Verrall, William Durrant Cooper FSA, George Baxter, Harrison Weir, William Figg FSA, Frederick John Holman, George Henry Verrall and four Lewes centenarians.

Kay, John E., The Broyle Enclosure, 1767-71, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2000, 138, 165-189. [Abstract][PDF 722Kb]
Extensive background information identifies members of interests groups promoting and opposing enclosure.

Ladipo, Sue, The Memorial Inscriptions of South Malling Parish Church, Lewes, South Malling Parish Church, 2000, reprinted 2001. [Online version]

Leeson Prince, C., An, reprinted  epitaph for the tomb of Lady Gundrada, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1898, 41, 232-234.
With illustrations of Gundrada’s tombstone in Southover Church and Isfield Church 1856. The original epitaph in Latin, plus translation. Epitaph removed at Dissolution to Isfield Church, restored to Lewes Priory in 1775. [Full text of article – partially unreadable]

Leeson Prince, C., On the discovery of the remains of William de Warenne and his wife, Gundrada, at Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1896, 40, 170-172.
Brief personal account of the finding of the tombs. [Full text of article]

Leppard, M.J., Whittick, Christopher, The Nelond family, Lewes Priory and East Grinstead, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2018, 156, 137-145. [Abstract]

Lewes U3A Oral History Group, Where the River Runs: Lewes Voices, Lewes U3A Publications, 1997.

Lower, M.A., The Norman origin of the Family of Pelham, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1872, 24, 183-188.
[Full text of article]

Lucas, Perceval, The Verrall family of Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1916, 58, 91-131.

Marten, William, Selections from the Diary and Epistolatory Correspondence of the late William Marten of Lewes, Harvey & Darton, 1828. A Google book.
William Marten, (1764-1822) was born in Lewes, worked for a relative who was a Lewes shopkeeper, became a Quaker and Minister of the Friends in Lewes.

Mason, Patricia, To the Bridge and Back, Pomegranate Press for Patricia Mason, 2009.
Memories of living in Lewes, particularly in the Cliffe area.

Myles, Paul, The Rise of Thomas Paine: and the Case of the Officers of Excise etc, Lewes 1772, Thomas Paine Society UK, 2018.
The story of how the first National Unionisation of workers came to be represented by Thomas Paine.

Norris, Mary, The St. John Sub Castro Church War Memorial. Lewes: Trinity Church Lewes, 2020.
The life stories behind all those who sacrificed their lives in the cause of WW1, WW2 and other conflicts, and who had connections with St John sub Castro.

Salzman, Louis F., The last Prior of Lewes, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1935, 76, 178-182.
Robert Croham alias Peterson, who was also the last Dean of South Malling College.

Sawyer, John, Notes on the Ridge family, being some extracts from “A Book of Memorandums Kept by William Ridge”, 1715-1785, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1890, 37, 116-132.
William Ridge had family connections with Lewes. Includes a grocer’s bill for 1759, flood destroying Cliffe Bridge 1726, earthquake 1734, river frozen 1739, reports of religious services in Lewes. [Full text of article]

Scobell, Caroline Yarde, Diaries for 1845 & 1846 [ESRO/AMS/5683].
Caroline Yarde Scobell, born 1828, was the daughter of Rev John Scobell, Rector of All Saints & Southover.

Stamford, Ann, The Madgwick Letters: A Family History, Independently published, 2019.
Letters from 1874 written by Mattie Madgwick of Alciston to her fiancé John Parsons, son of Lewes stone, slate and timber merchant John Latter Parsons.

Stenlake, Frances, ‘The Lady Fired Splendidly’: Lewes and the Women’s Suffrage Campaign, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2014, 152, 139-152. [Abstract] [PDF]

Stenlake, Frances, Rehabilitating Kate Fowler Tutt, 1868-1954: Lewes educationalist, social activist and feminist, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 2016, 154, 273-290.

Sutton, T., The John Every Collection, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 1943, 83, 121-136.
John Every, ironfounder, and his  collection of artefacts relating to iron founding, bequeathed to the Sussex Archaeological Society.

Thomas Paine Society, Thomas Paine Society Bulletin, and The Journal of Radical History. Available online

Verrall, John Hubert, Diaries of John Hubert Verrall (1845-1909), Black Sheep of the Verrall Family of Cliffe. [ESRO/AMS 5636/1/1-3].
The diaries run from 1862 to 1902, when JHV was put in the Lewes Union Workhouse. There is associated correspondence including a newspaper obituary.

Vinall, Kathleen, Tape recordings made in 1972 by Kathleen Vinall, born 1905. She was the daughter and granddaughter of Lewes solicitors Hugh Vinall and Isaac Vinall, a family with a close association with Jireh Chapel, where her ancestor John Vinall had been preacher.

Wells, W.F., When Skies were Always Blue: Diary of a Lewes Boyhood, Pomegranate Press, 2004.

Wicker, Richard M., We Happy Few: Wartime Writings 1939-1945, Troubador, 2019.