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Chillys [a.k.a. Chillies] Farm  Chillies Lane    Crowborough  

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

Historical records

c 1595Buckhurst Terrier - Newnham Park - c 1595Buckhurst Terrier - Newnham ParkBuckhurst Terrier

c 1795Highhurst Wood, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamChillies Farm

c 1825Highhurst Wood, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodChillies Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Parriss, M, Head, age 37, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Parris, farmerChillys Farm1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Catherine Parriss, F, [Wife], age 43, born SussexKatherine Parris [Collins]
Stanton Collins, M, [Visitor], age 15 to 19, born SussexStanton Collins
Eliza Bedwell, F, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantEliza Bedwell
Mary Brown, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Brown
Stephen Brown, M, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: servantStephen Brown
Amos Parker, M, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantAmos Parker, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 8 people; occupation: farmerJohn Parris, farmerChillys Farm1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
WifeKatherine Parris [Collins]
Servant; occupation HOUSE SERVANTElizabeth Sweetman
Servant, occupation: farm labourerEdward Baldock, farm labourer
Servant; occupation: carter and farm labourerWilliam Bishop

1867Directory entryParris John, farmer, Chilley's farmChilley's farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entrySamuda Jsph. D'Aguilar, M.P., at 7 Gloucester square, London W; & and ChilliesChilliesPost Office Directory
Chillies is the seat of J. D'A. Samuda esq., M.P.

1874Directory entryBaker William, farm bailiff to J. D'A. Samuda, esq., M.P., The ChilliesThe ChilliesPost Office Directory

c 1875Barnsgate, Herons Ghyll, Chillies & Grovehurst, South West of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyChillies

1879RecollectionsStephen Brown, farm labourerChilliesAshdown 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:

Brown, Stephen. 64, about. Born and lived all his life in Buxted Parish. When I was about 10 years old I went to work for Mr. Holder who had a farm of about 6 acres adjoining Sleeches and now occupied by George Bishop (Veness owner) for 2 or 3 years.

Then I worked for Mr. Stapley at Sleeches about a year. Sometime before I was 20 I went to service with Mr. Winter at Shadwell Farm (Saundas property) for 5 years. Then I went to Mr. W. Manktelow at Renold Farm, Rotherfield 1 1/2 years, then to Mr. Widenden at the Ragged Dog Farm near Boweshead, Rotherfield 1/2 year, then to Mr. John Paris at Chillies Farm, Buxted, 1 1/2 years then I got married. Some time after I went to work for Mr. John Dival at Hartwood Mill Farm, about 100 acres (which belonged to Mrs Woodward) 12 years. Then I worked on the Uckfield Railway 3 or 4 months. Then for Mr. Robert Wilson of Stroods 7 years, then for Mr. Saunders at Chillies for the last 10 years.


3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Sives, M, Head, married, age 33, born Staffordshire, employs 9 men and 2 boys; occupation FarmerCharles SivesChileys Farm1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Harriet Sives, F, Wife, married, age 28, born StaffordshireHarriet Sives
Sarah Ashton, F, Servant, single, age 16, born East Peckham; occupation servantSarah Ashton
John A. Sives, M, Son, age 7, born Staffordshire; occupation ScholarJohn A. Sives
Charles Sives, M, Son, age 6, born Staffordshire; occupation ScholarCharles Sives
Mary A. Sives, F, Daughter, age 4, born BuxtedMary A. Sives
Fanny Sives, F, Daughter, age 3, born BuxtedFanny Sives
Harriet A. Sives, F, Daughter, age 2, born BuxtedHarriet A. Sives
Kate Sives, F, Daughter, age 6 m, born BuxtedKate Sives

1882Directory entrySamuda Joseph D'Aguilar D.L., J.P., ChilliesChilliesKelly's Directory
Chillies is the seat of Joseph D'Aguilar Samuda esq. D.L., J.P.

1882Directory entryWordley Oswald George, farm bailiff to J. D. A. Samuda esq., The ChilliesThe ChilliesKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryBest, Edwin, farmer, ChilliesChilliesBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryHolmwood, John, Chillies estateChillies estateBrooker's Guide

5th Apr 1891CensusEdwin Best, M, Head, married, age 49, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farmerEdwin Best, farmerChillies Farm1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Mary Best, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Buxted, SussexMary Best [Moon]
Rhoda Best, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterRhoda Best
Edwin Best, M, Son, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonEdwin Best
Naomi E Best, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonNaomi E. Best
Mary Ann Best, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonMary Ann Best
Grace Best, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarGrace Best
Crosby Best, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarCicely (Crosby) Best
John Best, M, Son, single, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexJohn Best
William Best, M, Son, single, age 3, born Buxted, SussexWilliam Best
Fanny Best, F, Daughter-in-law, married, age 21, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: assists at homeFanny Best
Edwin Best, M, Grandson, single, age 4 months, born Buxted, SussexEdwin Best

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Langridge, M, Head, married, age 54, born Mereworth, Kent; occupation: shipbrokerHenry Langridge, shipbrokerChillies Farm1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Flora Jane Langridge, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Heartree, DevonFlora Jane Langridge [Pope]
Arthur B Langridge, M, Son, single, age 25, born London, Middlesex; occupation: barrister at lawArthur B Langridge
Winfred M Langridge, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Cheam, SurreyWinfred M Langridge

13th Aug 1911BirthFrank MartenChillies FarmJudith Parr's records

2001TodayChillies Farm House

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