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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1835The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by Thomas Walker Horsfield, F.S.A.p. 360
1861Waldron: Its Church, Its Mansions, and Its Manors by The Rev. John Ley, B.D. ⇒ p. 80; p. 92
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume II. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 222

Historical records

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

1773The East Front of Possingworth in Waldron, formerly the Seat of Sir Thomas OffleyThe East Front of Possingworth in Waldron, formerly the Seat of Sir Thomas Offley, watercolour (17.9 x 26.5 cm) painted by Samuel Hieronymus GrimmSamuel Hieronymus Grimm, topographical artist© British Library Board - Shelfmark: Additional MS 5671, Item number: f. 38 (no. 65)

1785PossingworthPossingworth, Waldron by Samuel Grimm and James Lambert (The Burrell Collection)The Burrell Collection
Samuel Hieronymous Grimm (1733-1794), artist, was born in Switzerland, studied in Berne and Paris before moving to Covent Garden, London in 1768. Besides his work as a commercial engraver and watercolour painter he is best known for some 2,500 commissioned watercolurs of antiquities, historic buildings and landscapes in the British Library (MSS 15537-48). Throughout the 1780s he toured Sussex, sketching churches, monuments, castles, abbeys and houses of the gentry
James Lambert, senior, (1725-1788) and his nephew James Lambert, junior, (1744-1799) were both landscape painters living in Lewes, Sussex. Between them they produced over 600 items, ranging from pencil sketches to large oils.
William Burrell (1732-96), antiquary, was born in Leadenhall Street, London, educated at Westminster School and Cambridge University. He became Chancellor of Worcester and Rochester Dioceses, M.P. for Haslemere and a Commissioner of Excise. From 1780 he employed Samuel Grimm and the Lamberts to make drawings of all the notable antiquities and important houses in Sussex, which he bequeathed to the British Museum in his will.
for more information refer to Sussex Views by Walter H. Godfrey and L.F. Salzman and Sussex Depicted by John Farrant, both published by the Sussex Record Society.

c 1825Waldron, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodPossingworth

6th Jun 1841CensusFrederick Fielder, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: bricklayerFrederick Fielder, bricklayerPossingworth Bridge1841 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Elizabeth Fielder, F, [Wife], age 60 to 64, born SussexElizabeth Fielder
Ann Fielder, F, [Daughter], age 40 to 44, born SussexAnn Fielder
Frederic Fielder, M, [Son], age 25 to 29, born SussexFrederick Fielder
Rachel Fielder, F, [Daughter], age 22, born SussexRachael Fielder
Easter Fielder, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexEsther Fielder
John Fielder, M, [Grandson], age 15 to 19, born SussexJohn Fielder
Abraham Fielder, M, [Grandson], age 10, born SussexAbraham Fielder
Goring Fielder, M, [Grandson], age 8, born SussexGoring Fielder

6th Jun 1841CensusRobert Nash, M, Head, age 45 to 49; occupation FarmerRobert Nash, farmerPossingworth Bridge1841 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Rebecca Nash, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39Rebecca Nash [Smith]
Rebecca Nash, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19Rebecca Nash
Robert Nash, M, [Son], age 15 to 19Robert Nash
Elizabeth Nash, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19Elizabeth Nash
Mary Nash, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19Mary Nash
Samuel Nash, M, [Son], age 13Samuel Nash
Agnes Nash, F, [Daughter], age 11Agnes Nash
Maria Nash, F, [Daughter], age 9Maria Nash
Eleanor Nash, F, [Daughter], age 7Eleanor B. Nash
Walter Nash, M, [Son], age 5Walter Nash
Trenett Nash, M, [Son], age 3Trenett Nash
John Nash, M, [Son], age 4 months, born SussexJohn Hern Nash
Mary Rice, F, age 20 to 24; occupation: servantMary Rice

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 15 people; occupation: farmerGeorge Baker, farmerPossingworth1851 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJohn Evenden, farm labourer
Servant; occupation: cookSarah Evenden
Servant's son; occupation: farm labourerThomas Evenden
Servant's daughter; occupation: general servantEmily Evenden
Servant's son; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Evenden

1861PossingworthPossingworth, WaldronWaldron by Rev. Ley

1874Directory entryHuth Louis, PossingworthPossingworthPost Office Directory
Possingworth is a splendid modern mansion, the residence of Louis Huth esq.

1874Directory entryHampton James, farm steward & bailiff to Louis Huth, esq. & Joseph Rickett, esq., Old PossingworthOld PossingworthPost Office Directory

c 1875Waldron Down, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyPossingworth

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Rann, M, Head, married, age 34, born Falmer; occupation GroomThomas RannPossingworth1881 Census
Framfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Rann, F, Wife, married, age 35, born SeafordElizabeth Rann

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlexander Reid, M, Head, married, age 51, born Scotland; occupation Head GamekeeperAlexander ReidPosingworth Gardens1881 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Annie Reid, F, Wife, married, age 47, born StaffordshireAnnie Reid
Mary M. Reid, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Oxfordshire; occupation GovernessMary M. Reid
Alexander Reid, M, Son, single, age 16, born Middlesex; occupation Gardeners AssistantAlexander Reid
William Reid, M, Son, age 13, born Middlesex; occupation ScholarWilliam Reid
Robt Reid, M, Son, age 12, born Waldron; occupation ScholarRobert Reid

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Dale, M, Head, single, age 25, born Buckinghamshire; occupation: gardenerJohn Dale, gardenerPosingworth Gardens1881 Census
Waldron, Sussex
James Tipp, M, Fellow Border, single, age 21, born Scotland; occupation GardenerJames Tipp
Gaius Bale, M, Fellow Border, single, age 18, born Mayfield, occupation: gardenerGaius Bale

3rd Apr 1881CensusWliiam Gaston, M, Head, married, age 46, born Framfield; occupation: bricklayer journeymanWilliam GastonPosingworth Gas Works1881 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Frances Gaston, F, Wife, married, age 47, born WillingdonFrances Gaston

3rd Apr 1881CensusPhillip N. Thurley, M, Butler (Head), married, age 52, born Hertfordshire; occupation ButlerPhillip N. ThurleyPosingworth Mansion1881 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Ann Lee, F, Housekeeper, single, age 52, born Durham; occupation: housekeeperAnn Lee
Caroline Charlton, F, Housemaid, married, age 56, born Surrey, occupation: housemaidCaroline Charlton
Susan Harvey, F, Laundrymaid, married, age 38, born Surrey; occupation: laundry maidSusan Harvey
Anne Huggett, F, Laundrymaid, single, age 23, born Brighton; occupation: laundry maidAnne Huggett
Maria Licence, F, Cook, widowed, age 28, born Norfolk; occupation: cookMaria Licence
Mary Jeffery, F, Housemaid, single, age 21, born Framfield; occupation: housemaidMary Jeffery
Elizabeth E. Simon, F, Stillroom Maid, single, age 19, born Wales, handicap: C W S; occupation Stillroom MaidElizabeth E. Simon
Sarah Hanks, F, Kitchen Maid, single, age 18, born London; occupation: kitchenmaidSarah Hanks
George Hoare, M, Footman, married, age 30, born Dorset; occupation: footmanGeorge Hoare
John Deeks, M, Footman, single, age 19, born Surrey; occupation: footmanJohn Deeks

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Stevenson, M, Head, married, age 40, born Waldron; occupation: milk manWilliam Stevenson, milk manCow House1881 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Alice Stevenson, F, Wife, married, age 38, born WaldronAlice Stevenson
John Stevenson, M, Son, single, age 15, born Waldron; occupation: ox boyJohn Stevenson
Thomas Stevenson, M, Son, age 10, born Waldron; occupation: scholarThomas Stevenson
William Stevenson, M, Son, age 8, born Waldron; occupation: scholarWilliam Stevenson
Mabel Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 5, born Waldron; occupation: scholarMabel Stevenson
Robert Stevenson, M, Son, age 2, born WaldronRobert Stevenson
Frank Stevenson, M, Son, age 6 m, born WaldronFrank Stevenson

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Brenden, M, Head, married, age 55, born Mayfield, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Brenden, farm labourerOld House1881 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Ellen Brenden, F, Wife, married, age 46, born MayfieldEllen Brenden
Esther Brenden, F, Daughter, age 11, born Mayfield, occupation: scholarEsther Brenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Hampton, M, Head, married, age 55, born East Hoathly; occupation: land agentJames Hampton, wood reevePosingworth Manor House1881 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Sally Hampton, F, Wife, married, age 65, born StedhamSally Hampton
Francis Hampton, M, Son, single, age 27, born East Hoathly; occupation: house agentFrancis Hampton
Lewis Hampton, M, Son, single, age 24, born East Hoathly; occupation: miller masterLewis Hampton
Lois Hampton, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born East HoathlyLois Hampton
Fanny Hampton, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born East HoathlyFanny Hampton

1882Directory entryHuth Louis, PossingworthPossingworthKelly's Directory
Possingworth is a splendid modern mansion and the residence of Louis Huth esq.

1882Directory entryHampton James, farm steward & bailiff to Louis Huth esq. appraiser & timber surveyor, Old PossingworthOld PossingworthKelly's Directory
Old Possingworth, now used as a farm house, belonged to the Offley family in the seventeenth century.

1905Possingworth, Cross-in-HandPossingworth, Cross-in-Hand, WaldronPossingworthPrivate collection

1905New Possingworth, Cross-in-HandNew Possingworth, Cross-in-Hand, WaldronPossingworthPrivate collection

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