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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1929Buxted The Beautiful by K. H. Macdermott ⇒ p. 4

Historical records

c 1724Strood, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenClaygates

6th Jun 1841CensusIsaac Gilbert, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: farmerIsaac Gilbert, farmerClaygates Farm1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Gilbert, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexAnne Gilbert [Fleming]
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Gilbert, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexWilliam Gilbert
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Gilbert, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexJohn Gilbert
6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Jones, M, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: servantHenry Jones
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Smith, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantJames Smith
30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, employs 2 people; occupation: farmerAnn Gilbert
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterElizabeth Gilbert
30th Mar 1851CensusServant, occupation: farm labourerCharles Clifton
30th Mar 1851CensusLodger; occupation Farm labourerJames Woodgate
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: carterEdward Brown, carter

1867Directory entryGilbert Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Claygates farmClaygates farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryClifton John, farmer, Claygates farmClaygates farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Fairwarp, Hendall, Lampool and Whitehouse, North of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyClaygate Farm

1879RecollectionsEdmund TaylorClaygate FarmAshdown Forest dispute

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Taylor, Edmund. Claygate Farm, Buxted (property of Mr. A. J. Wantner, 85 acres). Took the farm at Michaelmas 1877. Had litter from the Forest that winter also the winter of 1878-9 and this autumn. Have not turned [out] because it was inconvenient, nor had anything else. Succeeded to Charles Clifton who was tenant for a long number of years. Can get Clifton's address from Robert Stillman of Lewes.


3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Whitewood, M, Head, married, age 59, born Dover, employs 2 men; occupation FarmerHenry WhitewoodClay Gate Farm1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Whitewood, F, Wife, married, age 59, born RotherfieldEliza Whitewood [Izzard]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Whitewood, M, Son, single, age 15, born FramfieldJames Whitewood
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Minns, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Buxted; occupation: farm servantJohn Minns
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred C. Lambert, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Middlesex; occupation: farm servantAlfred C. Lambert

1882Directory entryWhitewood Hy., farmer, Claygate's farmClaygate's farmKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryWhitewood, Henry, farmer, ClaygatesClaygatesBrooker's Guide

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Whitewood, M, Head, married, age 69, born Ramsgate, Kent; occupation FarmerHenry WhitewoodClaygates Farm1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusJane Whitewood, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Framfield, SussexJane Whitewood
5th Apr 1891CensusFrederick Whitewood, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation Farmer's DaughterFrederick Whitewood
5th Apr 1891CensusJames Smith, M, Boarder, single, age 23, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation Farm ServantJames Smith

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