About Elizabeth Wickham (Pratt)
Elizabeth Pratt lived in Wadhurst in 1730 when she gave birth to Richard Wickham Pratt. A bastardy bond was issued against Richard Wickham of Wadhurst, who was the father, ensuring that she didn't claim relief from the parish to support the child.
Where Elizabeth Pratt came from is not known. Richard dropped the Wickham from his name and farmed in Rotherfield. He married Elizabeth Wilmshurst in 1756 - daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Wilmshurst. He and Elizabeth had 8 children. Elizabeth died in 1799 and Richard died in 1812 aged over 80.