The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Historical records

1874Directory entryWood James, Star, PiltdownStar, PiltdownPost Office Directory

c 1875Piltdown, South West of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyStar Inn

1879RecollectionsJames WoodThe Star InnAshdown 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:

Wood, James. 72. The Star Inn Piltdown. Innkeeper. (A very active and intelligent man and will make a good witness.) I was born at Malling Down Farm in Fletching. My grandfather Thomas Diplock owned and farmed it. It now belongs to Sir S. M. Wilson. I lived there till I was 24. I then married and took the Star Inn close by where I have lived ever since. My grandfather carried on Malling Down Farm till his death 44 years ago. Then his son Thomas Diplock carried it on till he died 8 years ago and about a year [ago] his son Thomas Diplock sold it to Sir Spencer Wilson who then let it to Mr. John Fleet, the present tenant. I can remember back over 60 years.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Wood, M, Head, married, age 74, born Fletching; occupation InnkeeperJames WoodStar Inn1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Wood, F, Wife, married, age 71, born FletchingAnne Wood [Mitchell]
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Wood, M, Son, single, age 44, born Maresfield, handicap: blindThomas Wood
3rd Apr 1881CensusEbenezer Wood, M, Son, single, age 35, born Maresfield; occupation Nursery LabourerEbenezer Wood
3rd Apr 1881CensusClara Wood, F, Granddaughter, age 13, born Kent; occupation ScholarClara Wood
3rd Apr 1881CensusAmy K. Wood, F, Granddaughter, age 12, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarAmy K. Wood
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Perrin, F, Visitor, married, age 39, born MaresfieldAnn Perrin [Wood]
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlbert W. Perrin, M, Grandson, age 6, born East Grinstead; occupation ScholarAlbert W. Perrin
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth K. Perrin, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born East GrinsteadElizabeth K. Perrin
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge R. Perrin, M, Grandson, age 1, born East GrinsteadGeorge R. Perrin

1882Directory entryWood James, Star, PiltdownStar, PiltdownKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryWood, James, Star Inn, PiltdownStar Inn, PiltdownBrooker's Guide

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