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John was born in Nuthurst, Sussex in 1666 but settled in Ifield near Crawley as a weaver. He also held Rapelands Farm in North Horsham. Details of some of the property transactions are given below. Rapelands Farm Horsham
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John Walder bap. 4 Dec 1666 Nuthurst Will probated 28 Mar 1741
Ann bu. 26 Mar 1740
John 1634 John 1596 William 1555 Thomas 15?

John m. Mary Tullett 5 Apr 1729 bu. 19 Feb 1749/50
Elizabeth m. Edward Constable
11 Jul 1711
Anne m. Richard Skelton 25 May 1719
Mary m. Edward Skelton 22 Sep 1720
Lewes Lic.

From the Ifield Parish records unless otherwise stated.


Rapelands Farm
3 Apr 1717 Sale of Rapelands by Hugh Smithson Esq to John Walder of Ifield, weaver.
15 Mar 1738 Mortgage on Rapelands by John Walder, from Benjamin Flint of Charlwood, mercer.
13 Mar 1739 Will of John Walder leaves Rapelands to son John for his lifetime and then to grandson John and his male heirs.
1755 Rapelands occupied by John Walder (grandson).
1757 Rapelands occupied by Widow Walder, presumably Mary Tullet.
1758 Land Tax Assessments for Horsham show Rapelands owned by John Walder and occupied by James Walder.
8 Nov 1758 Rapelands sold, freehold, by John Walder of Banstead, Surrey, Blacksmith.
2 Dec 1758 Receipt of legacy by Mary Walder of Bletchingly, Surrey, spinster. Paid by brother John.
29 Sep 1759 Receipt of legacy by Elizabeth Walder of Worth, spinster. Paid by brother John.
3 April 1759 Henry Wells purchases Rapelands, having paid the outstanding mortgage to Benjamin Flint.
Notes from Mary Flinders

1741 The will of John Walder of Ifield, Yeoman -W88
Rapelands in Horsham is passed to son John and his heirs. Son John's sisters Mary and Elizabeth are to receive £50 each on his death.
Pickards Wood in Ifield where John Senior is living is also passed to son John and then on to grandson Richard.
The will also mentions three daughters Ann Skelton, Elizabeth Constable and Mary Skelton.
Sons in law Richard and Edward Skelton.

Grandsons John and Richard Walder.

The executors are son in law Edward Constable and kinsman Henry Wells.
Witnesses: Allen Garston, Walter Longhurst and William Page.

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