The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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c 1795Five Ashes, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamHole Farm [Hadlow Down]

c 1825Five Ashes, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodHall Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Muddell, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: servantThomas Muddell, servantHole Farm1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Sarah Ashdown, F, age 17, born Sussex; occupation: servantSarah Ann Ashdown

6th Jun 1841CensusGabriel Jarvis, M, Head, age 74, born Sussex; occupation: farmerGabriel Jarvis, farmerHole Farm1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Rebeca Susans, F, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation ServantRebeca Susans
Richard Packham, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantRichard Packham
Jessee Bryant, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantJessee Bryant

1851Hemsley, JohnJohn Hemsley, farmerHole FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farmerJohn Hemsley, farmerHole Farm1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
WifeJane Hemsley [Tester]
DaughterSarah Hemsley
Daughter; occupation: scholarFrances Jane Hemsley
SonJohn Jeal Hemsley, farmer
SonJabez Hemsley
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Sands

c 1875Etchingwood, South of Buxted - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyHole Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Daniels, M, Head, widowed, age 66, born Buxted, employs 2 men; occupation: farmerJohn Daniels, farmerHole1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
William Daniels, M, Grandson, age 19, born BuxtedWilliam Daniels
Sally Daniels, F, Neice, age 29, born Buxted; occupation: housekeeperSally Daniels
Jonathan Blackford, M, Servant, age 65, born Buxted, occupation: farm servantJonathan Blackford

1882Directory entryDaniels John, farmer, Hole farmHole farmKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryDaniels, John, farmer, Hole farm, Hadlow Down, BuxtedHole farm, Hadlow Down, BuxtedBrooker's Guide

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Daniels, M, Head, single, age 29, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: game keeperWilliam Daniels, game keeperHole Farm1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Sally Ellis Daniels, F, Housekeeper, single, age 40, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperSally Ellis Daniels

c 1900HistoryHole [a.k.a. Hall] FarmFred Harman

However in the course of time Stephen and Julie moved to Hadlow Down and there they settled to farm their own land. This farm was known as "Hole farm" and in a document I obtained from Norman Walters, Julie and Stephen's great-grandson still living at Hadlow Down. The document described the farm is as follows:- 'The house is substantially built of brick and timber, and tiled. Containing two sitting rooms, kitchen, dairy, larder etc, with five bedrooms, and attics over. The farm buildings consist of a stable with granary, and a lean-to cart shed, a timber and tiled barn with a cow shed adjoining, yard with cow-lodge stall and two pig pounds.' Stephen and Julie were to need all that room in the house for as can be seen by the family tree they had eleven children. The actual farming land consisted of 135 acres of land, consisting of arable, pasture, and shaw (shaw being a thicket of wood).

In the mean time her sister Harriet and her husband John were farming at Aldebrook Crowborugh where they had two children. The photo's are of Waste farm which eventually was also farmed by the Walters boy's of Stephen and Julie. This was a smaller farm consisting of only 50 acres of land. In the photo you can see the farmhouse. The farmhouse had a sitting room, kitchen scullery, dairy, two larders, three bedrooms and an attic. The outside buildings were a barn timbered and tiled, cattle lodge, cow shed, open shed and yard, stable, harness room and wagons lodge. Again the land was same as Hole farm - arable, pasture and shaw. The farmhouse had a pleasant outlook and a elevated frontage that looked out and over to the road leading from Poundsley to Hadlow Down. In the photo can be seen the sons and a daughter posing while gathering in the harvest.

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