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Half Moon, Warninglid
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Half Moon, Warninglid

Standing outside the Half Moon the photographer has captured this scene of curious onlookers in Warninglid. From the left there is a lady looking over the fence, six young children, a lady in her doorway with a white pinafore, and five older males on the right. All the houses in the photograph were demolished long ago. The 1842 Tithe Map tells us that they were “Houses and gardens in 5 tenements”, and that they were owned by E. E. Longford, and occupied by George Mitchell, John Walder, John Constable, Daniel Wells, and Richard Arnold.
According to the 1842 Tithe Map, the building on the left along Warninglid Lane is a “Wheelwrights Shop and Yard”. At that time the owner was E. Longford, and the occupier was John Walder.
To view the relevant section of the Tithe Map select Large Version.
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Picture added on 22 June 2012 at 09:23
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John Walder was my ancestor. I dont know if it was John Walder Snr born 1790, or John Walder Jnr born 1842 in the Title Map listings.
I have wanted to find a photo of the house for years.
Added by Benjamin Caine on 19 April 2015
The Large Version shows a small part of the 1842 Tithe Map with the Warninglid crossroads in the middle. Plot 998 is the wheelwright's shop and yard. The listing includes the information above, but, for example, if does not show the age of the John Walder mentioned. It does say, however, that the area of the plot consisted of 20 perches, which information is somewhat less than useful!
The plot on which the cottages are located is numbered 999.
I have sorted out another photograph of the cottages and this will be uploaded in about a week's time as picture #1436.
Added by Barry Ray on 20 April 2015
Regarding the list of the residents of each cottage, is it in order as I would like to find out which cottage the Walders lived in?
Maybe the one on the end nearest the wheelwrights yard?
Added by Benjamin Caine on 20 April 2015
The 1842 Tithe Map shows the five cottages as one, with the occupier as George Mitchell, and the other four as co-occupiers. In 1841, there were 28 occupants of the five cottages! The order is as shown in the text under the above photograph, but I believe it is random and irrelevant to your query. The names are correct, but not necessarily in the right order!
More important is the 1841 Census which shows the heads of family in this order: Wells, James Burster (assumed to precede Mitchell who did not live in Warninglid in 1841), Constable, Walder, Arnold. I think this is the right order, but is it N to S, or S to N?
The name listed before Wells is James Rayward who lived at the two plots 960 in the Slaugham Lane, and the name listed after Arnold is Stephen Archer who lived at plot 995.
Therefore the list seems to run from north to south, and the Walders lived in the middle cottage of the block of three; the one with the exposed timber frames (see picture #1048).
There is an element of doubt, but I think it is small.
With the cottage demolished; there is nowhere to fix the blue plaque!

Added by Barry Ray on 21 April 2015
Thanks for the info, it is nice to see where my ancestors lived.
I have been to Warninglid twice and taken photos of the village and the graves of the Walders in Slaugham churchyard.
It is nice to look at the censuses to see which way the enumerator walked. So they lived near to the entrance to Lydhurst.
Added by Benjamin Caine on 21 April 2015
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