•  1577: Drake begins round the world voyage•  1587: Mary Queen of Scots executed•  1588: Spanish Armada defeated•  1600: East India Co. founded•  1605: Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot•  1620: "Pilgrim Fathers" land in New England•  1642: English Civil War begins•  1649: Charles I executed•  1658: Death of Oliver Cromwell•  1665: Great Plague in London•  1666: Great Fire of London•  1675: Greenwich Royal Observatory founded•  1692: Glencoe Massacre•  1694: Bank of England founded•  1701: Jethro Tull invents the Seed Drill•  1702: King William III dies•  1703: The Great Storm - worst ever recorded in British Isles•  1707: Act of Union unites English & Scottish Parliaments•  1714: George I crowned•  1720: South Sea Bubble financial collapse•  1721: 1st Prime Minister - Robert Walpole•  1723: Christopher Wren dies•  1739: Britain & Spain start War of Jenkins' Ear•  1746: Battle of Culloden•  1750: Death of JS Bach•  1753: British Museum founded•  1759: Death of Handel•  1761: Richard Ellman moves to Glynde•  1764: Hargreaves invents Spinning Jenny•  1770: New South Wales discovered by James Cook•  1773: Boston Tea Party•  1774: Priestley discovers oxygen•  1775: American War of Independence starts•  1776: American Declaration of Independence•  1783: First hot air balloon flights•  1789: French Revolution begins•  1800: Act of Union creates United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland•  1802: Beethoven debuts Moonlight Sonata•  1803: Start of Napoleonic Wars•  1805: Battle of Trafalgar: Death of Nelson•  1807: Slave trade abolished•  1815: End of Napoleonic Wars•  1825: 1st railway opens (Stockton - Darlington)•  1829: Metropolitan Police founded•  1832: Morse invents Electric Telegraph•  1837: Queen Victoria crowned•  1838: National Gallery founded•  1840: Queen Victora & Prince Albert marry•  1841: Glynde School built•  1842: Irish "Potato Famine" starts•  1847: British Museum founded•  1848: Marx & Engels write Communist Manifesto•  1851: Great Exhibition opens in Hyde Park•  1854: Start of Crimean War•  1859: Darwin's Origin of Species published•  1861: American Civil War begins•  1865: Salvation Army founded•  1869: Suez Canal opened•  1871: Trades Unions legalised•  1872: Secret ballots introduced for elections•  1873: Dr Livingstone dies•  1876: Bell invents telephone•  1878: Electric light bulb invented•  1881: Pasteur invents innoculation•  1884: Fabian Society founded•  1884: Speaker Brand retires•  1885: Glynde & Beddingham Cricket Club founded•  1887: Queen Victoria's Jubilee•  1894: Manchester Ship Canal opened•  1899: Boer War starts•  1901: Queen Victoria dies•  1903: 1st aeroplane flight by Wright Bros.•  1905: Ragged Lands established•  1909: Introduction of Old Age Pension•  1912: Sinking of the Titanic•  1914: Start of 1st World War•  1916: Battle of the Somme•  1918: End of 1st World War•  1919: 1st trans-atlantic flight•  1920: League of Nations founded•  1922: Irish Free State founded•  1924: Lenin dies•  1926: General Strike•  1928: Women get the vote•  1934: Hitler assumes power in Germany•  1936: Regular BBC TV broadcasts begin•  1939: Start of 2nd World War•  1940: Dunkirk evacuation•  1941: Japanese attack Pearl Harbour•  1944: "D-Day" landings in France•  1945: End of 2nd World War•  1946: USA tests atom bomb at Bikini Island•  1947: Sound Barrier broken•  1948: NHS founded•  1950: Korean War starts•  1951: Suez "Crisis"•  1953: Queen Elizabeth II crowned•  1954: Bannister runs 1st 4 minute mile•  1955: ITV starts broadcasting•  1955: Glynde Place opened to the public•  1957: 1st dog in space•  1958: Gatwick Airport opened•  1959: M1, the 1st motoway, opened•  1961: 1st man in space•  1963: US President Kennedy assassinated•  1965: Post Office Tower opened•  1966: England win World Cup•  1967: 1st heart transplant•  1968: Martin Luther King assassinated•  1969: 1st men on the moon•  1970: North Sea Oil discovered•  1971: Decimal coins introduced•  1972: "Bloody Sunday", 13 killed in Derry•  1974: US President Nixon resigned•  1976: Harold Wilson resigned as PM•  1978: 1st "Test Tube" baby born•  1979: Margaret Thatcher elected, UK's 1st woman PM•  1981: Prince Charles married Lady Di•  1982: Falklands War•  1984: Miners' Strike starts•  1985: Live Aid concert•  1987: Hurricane lashes South Coast•  1987: "Black Monday" Stock Market crash
Glyndebourne Farm: 1577-2017
?John Austen1577
1577Glynde Estate?
1671Henry Alce?
1768William Als1793
1794Mrs Als1796
1797Joseph Als1814
1814J Ellman (the elder)1828
1829John Ellman (the younger)1835
1841Edward French1841
1851Alfred T Riley1851
1861Thomas Holminden1861
1871Thomas Holmden1871
1881William Nash1881
1901David Aylwin1901
1934Clement L Bennett1934
1950Edward & Dorothy Saunders1950
1955Richard & Elizabeth Brickell?

Glyndebourne Farm House may have been the manor house of the manor of Bosses in Glynde and Ringmer. The property of Bosses, comprising 57 acres and 1 rod, was purchased on the 4 June 1577 by William Morley of Glynde, to add to his Glynde estate, from John Austen of Lewes, yeoman, and his wife Winifred for £300.

By 1671 the farm called the Bosses and lands in Glynde and Ringmer were in the occupation of Henry Alce at an annual rent of £30.

In 1731 the farm comprised 105 acres when it was leased for 7 years to William Als of Glyndebourne, yeoman, and a later William Als leased both Glyndebourne and Brigdens Farms in 1792 for 20 years at £180 a year.

The Als family, who had occupied the farm for at least 143 years, were replaced by John Ellman in 1814. His son John Ellman the younger took over the farm in 1829 and his bailiff, Edward French, was living at the house in 1841.

In 1873 Glyndebourne Farm, now of 465 acres, was leased to George Newington, John Clay Lucas and Caleb Rickman Kemp of Lewes, lime merchants at £580 a year. The three partners were also leasing the chalk pits in Glynde and Beddingham and Newington took up residence at Glyndebourne Farm.

In 1901 David Aylwin, aged 62, born in Hamsey, was the farmer and lived at the farmhouse with his unmarried Selina Aylwin, 34, and two female servants.

Clement A Bennett, agent to Brigadier-General Holdsworth, who was leasing Glynde Place, Home Farm and Glyndebourne, was the occupier in 1934. Bennett’s wife, Mrs De Le B Bennett, was a breeder of dogs. Edward Saunders was the occupier in 1950 and Richard Brickell had become the tenant by 1955.

On the retirement of Richard Brickell in the 1990s a radical change of farming practice took place when Mr O’Connor of Atlantic Alpacas became the tenant and stocked the farm with a breeding flock of alpacas, with some llamas and a camel.

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