The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Historical records

1686 to 1707Manor recordGrant Maria Osborne.1707 deceased.Little BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor

1693Manor recordMap no.19 5.2.26 acresLittle BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor

1710 to 1740Manor recordLittle BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor
Thomas Osborne son admit on 3rd proc.1714 mortgage John Pollard £6/7/2d.1716 mortgage Walter Sawyers £7/10/- .1729 mortgage Edward Hoadley of West Hoathly weaver £30.1740 satis.1738 surrendered will.1740 surrendered .1740 surrendered EJ.

1740 to 1784Manor recordLittle BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor
Edward Jarrett of Buxted husbandman admit.1740 mortgage TO £20.1742 satis.1742 mortgage Robert Jarrett of Brenchley yeoman £20.1750 satis.1762 mortgage John Atkins the younger of Ardingly weaver £25.1783 surrendered .1783 surrendered to will.1784 deceased

1785 to 1785Manor recordLittle BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor
Humphrey Streeter son in law admit for 10 years with reversion to ES,except timber and underwood to ES.1785 surrendered ES.

1785 to 1819Manor recordLittle BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor
Edward Streeter son admit and mortgage John Atkins of Horsted Keynes weaver £33.1805 satis.1819 surrendered MM £200.

1819 to 1830Manor recordLittle BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor
Mary Muddle of Buxted widow admit and mortgage ES £110.1830 deceased.1839 R.H.Faulkoner gent warrrant to discharge mortgage.

1830 to 1838Manor recordLittle BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor
Lydia wife of Thomas Starr of Buxted yeoman admit.1835 they surrendered to will.1838 surrendered RSS £860/5/9d,with B9 inter alia.

1838Manor record8.3.31 acres.Little BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor

1838 to 1850Manor recordLittle BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor
Richard Shuttleworth Streatfeild Esq of Uckfield admit ,with B9.1850 deceased.

1840Manor recordTithe map nos.1600/04 --5.2.33 acres.Little BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Parris, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn ParisBarnsden1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
William Parris, M, [Brother], age 15 to 19, born SussexWilliam Paris, employed on farm

1852Manor recordLittle BarnsdenDuddleswell Manor
Richard James Streatfeild Esq only son aged 8 admit by will on 3rd proc.Charlotte Anne mother and James Brown Esq the younger of Rossington York guardians,fine 2/6d,with M49,B7,8,9,9A,12.1865 surrendered to bar tail and readmit with Mand readmit with M49,B7,8,9,9A,12.

c 1875Duddleswell, North of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBarnsden

1879RecollectionsSamuel Hazelden, farm labourerBarnsden 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:

Hazelden, Samuel. 63. Born at Isfield 15 April 1816 and baptised there. I am tenant of Barnsden Farm in Buxted parish on the Forest comprising 60 acres and belonging to E. J. R. Streatfield Esq. I hired it at Michaelmas 1869. I am also tenant under him of Streeter's Farm adjoining, comprising about 25 acres. It is in the parish of Maresfield; the parish boundary divides the two farms. I hired it about 2 years after I took Barnsden. I succeeded Henry Can junior at Barnsden and William Trunks (dead) at Streeters.


3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Hazleden, M, Head, married, age 64, born Buxted, employs 3 labourers; occupation: farmerSamuel Hazelden, farm labourerBarnsden Farm1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Philley Hazleden, F, Wife, married, age 64, born BuxtedPhiladelphia Hazelden [Goldsmith]
William Hazleden, M, Grand Son, single, age 21, born Buxted; occupation: farm servantWilliam Hazelden
Mab... Wright, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Buxted; occupation ServantMab... Wright

1882Directory entryHazeldean Saml., farmer, Barnes Den farmBarnes Den farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusSamuel Hazelden, M, Head, married, age 75, born Isfield, Sussex; occupation FarmerSamuel Hazelden, farm labourerBarnesden, Brownsbrook1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Philedelphia Hazelden, F, Wife, married, age 75, born Rotherfield, SussexPhiladelphia Hazelden [Goldsmith]
William Hazelden, M, Grandson, single, age 31, born Isfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam Hazelden
Harriett Wood, F, Servant, single, age 13, born Nutley, Sussex; occupation General Domestic ServantHarriett Wood
Arthur Tester, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerArthur Tester

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