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1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 400

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6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Hayward, M, Head, age 50 to 54; occupation: farmerGeorge Hayward, farmerMarshalls Farm1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Hayward, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34Ann Hayward
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Hayward, F, [Daughter], age 9Ann Hayward
6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Hayward, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexHenry Hayward
6th Jun 1841CensusCharles Hayward, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexCharles Hayward
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Barber, F, age 25 to 29, occupation: servantSarah Barber
6th Jun 1841CensusJane Chandler, F, age 30 to 34, occupation: servantJane Chandler
6th Jun 1841CensusMargaret Mooney, F, age 15 to 19; occupation ServantMargaret Mooney
6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Elphick, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantHenry Elphick
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Tullett, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantWilliam Tullett
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Black, F, [Lodger], age 25 to 29Elizabeth Black
6th Jun 1841CensusWalter Black, M, [Lodger's son], age 2Walter Black

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerJarvis Bennett, farm labourerMarshalls1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeHarriet Bennett [Bonwick]
30th Mar 1851CensusSonJames Bennett
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterHarriet Bennett
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterSusannah Bennett
30th Mar 1851CensusFather-in-law, widowed, occupation: farm labourerJohn Bonwick
30th Mar 1851CensusBrother, occupation: farm labourerCharles Bennett

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerDavid BennettMarshalls1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeAnn S. Bennett

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Burley, farm labourerMarshalls1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Burley [Curd] [Taylor]
30th Mar 1851CensusSonElijah Burley
30th Mar 1851CensusLodger; occupation: farm labourerJohn Kingsland
30th Mar 1851CensusStep son; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Curd, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusStep sonStephen Curd

1867Directory entryRay Richard, farmer, MarshallsMarshallsPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryRay Richard, farmer, MarshallsMarshallsPost Office Directory

c 1875Searles, Black Ven & Cackle Street, North West of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyMarshalls Farm

1879RecollectionsNoah Burley, blacksmithMarshalls 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:

Birley, Noah. About 60. Living at Marshalls Farm, Maresfield. Stockman. I was born on a little property adjoining Ashdown Forest and Homey Common opposite Old Forge, containing altogether about 30 acres. The Nutley and Maresfield turnpike now cuts it in two. I lived there with my Father till I was married 30 years ago and then I lived at Old Forge adjoining till 18 years ago, when I moved to Lampool close by for 4 years and then to Marshalls where I have lived for the last 14 years.

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1879RecollectionsRichard RayMarshalls 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:

Ray, Richard. Of Marshalls Farm, Maresfield. Farmer. 32 years ago I came to Maresfield and took the Chequers Inn and the farm belonging to it (Lady Shelley's) and used it 19 years. 2 or 3 years after I came there I also took Markhouse Farm (adjoining Maresfield water mill) belonging to Mr. Streatfield and carried it on for 20 years. 22 years ago I also took Lampool Farm, Northlands and Readings (or Reddings) belonging to Lady Shelley and farmed them 8 years. I always had litter off the Forest for each of these farms, some every year.

I also at times had turf off the Forest for fuel at the Chequers and was never interrupted. 14 years ago I took Marshalls Farm and came to live here and have farmed it ever since, together with the land formerly used by old Birley. Marshalls also includes about 17 acres of land called Picketts which formerly belonged to Blackvenn. The total acreage I farm exclusive of wood is 330 acres. There are no buildings on Picketts or on the land late Birleys. I have had litter off the Forest to Marshalls at times but not constantly because I generally have plenty of straw. The manure made at Marshalls goes out generally over all the land.


3rd Apr 1881CensusNoah Burley, M, Head, married, age 62, born Maresfield, occupation: farm labourerNoah Burley, blacksmithMarshalls Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Burley, F, Wife, married, age 56, born FletchingMary Burley [King]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam A. Burley, M, Son, single, age 22, born Maresfield, occupation: farm labourerWilliam A. Burley
3rd Apr 1881CensusRhoda Burley, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Maresfield, occupation: domestic servantRhoda Burley
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam A. Burley, M, Son, age 15, born Maresfield, occupation: farm labourerWilliam A. Burley

3rd Apr 1881CensusSpencer Mitchell, M, Head, married, age 29, born Fletching; occupation Farm labourerSpencer MitchellMarshalls Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusRuth E. Mitchell, F, Wife, married, age 23, born BuxtedRuth E. Mitchell
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge W. Mitchell, M, Son, age 11 m, born MaresfieldGeorge W. Mitchell

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Ray, M, Head, married, age 66, born East Grinstead, employs 8 men and 3 boys; occupation FarmerRichard RayMarshalls1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane C. Ray, F, Wife, married, age 64, born BuxtedJane C Ray
3rd Apr 1881CensusSophia Page, F, Niece, single, age 18, born MaresfieldSophia Page
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Page, F, Niece, single, age 16, born MaresfieldAnn Page

1882Directory entryRay Richard, farmer, MarshallsMarshallsKelly's Directory
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