The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Newnham Park [a.k.a. Newbarn, New Barn] Farm  Uckfield Road    Crowborough  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1871The Parliamentarian Surveys of the County of Sussex by John Robert Daniel-Tyssen, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 193; p. 304
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 12
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 24
1933The Buckhurst Terrier 1597-1598 by Ernest Straker, F.S.A. ⇒ p. VI
1985Crowborough - The Growth of a Wealden Town by Malcolm Payne ⇒ p. 9

Historical records

c 1595Buckhurst Terrier - Newnham Park - c 1595Buckhurst Terrier - Newnham ParkBuckhurst Terrier

1st Jun 1597Leaseholder (21 yrs)Thomas Edwards, of BucksteadNewnham Park, Pound Mead and Alcocks CroftBuckhurst Terrier
Thomas Edwards, gentleman, of Bucksted, holds by indenture lands called Newnham Park, Pound Mead and Alcocks Croft, in all 187 acres: viz., meadow 32 acres, pasture 8 acres, arable 14 acres, wood 132 acres.
Rent £10 and 1 fat capon alive 1st November

10th Sep 1597TenantThomas EversfeildNewnham ParkBuckhurst Terrier
The Lord Buckhurst for certain lands called Newnham Park
Yearly rent 1s 4d

1610[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John Norden and augmented by John SpeedNewnd parkJohn Speed
The first engraved maps of the counties of Great Britain were the work of Christopher Saxton who, under the authority of the Privy Council, surveyed the English counties in Elizabethan times, from 1574 to 1578. In 1593 he was followed by John Norden who projected an ambitious scheme for a complete series of county histories. He published before his death a number of counties - Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex, Northampton, Cornwall, Sussex and Surrey. John Speed's map of Sussex is based upon Norden's map and was engraved by Jodocus Hondius. It occupies pages nine and ten of John Speed's Atlas entitled "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", is 20 1/4 inches by 15 1/4 inches in size and shows additionally an interesting plan of Chichester and a spirited representation of the Battle of Hastings.

1645[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Jan BlaeuNewnd parkJan Blaeu

1695[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Robert MordenNewnd parkRobert Morden
Robert Morden was a London bookseller from 1669 until his death in 1703. He specialised in the geographical field and was himself something of a cartographer and a publisher. Throughout the 17th and most of the 18th centuries, there was little distinction between the activity of book or print-selling and that of publishing: many booksellers were also printers or engravers. They undertook the sale of each others' work and often combined to meet the high cost of publishing a new map or reissue of an old atlas, even if the original plates were still available. This map was published in Brittania: a chorographical description of Great Britain and Ireland by William Camden.

c 1795Highhurst Wood, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamNewnham Park

1840[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Joshua Archer, Pentonville, LondonNewnhams GreenDugdale
Dugdale's England and Wales Delineated

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; employs 2 people; occupation: farmerSamuel Wallis, farmerNewbarn Farm1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Housekeeper; occupation: housekeeperMary Daw
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJohn Tester
Nephew; occupation: carterGeorge Wallis, farm labourer

c 1875Poundgate, Crow & Gate Inn & Brown Knoll, South West of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyNewbarn

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Bellingham, M, Head, single, age 23, born Buxted, employs 3 men and 2 boys; occupation: farmerJesse Bellingham, farmerNewnham Park Farm1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Mary A. Bellingham, F, Daughter [Sister], single, age 25, born BuxtedMary Anne Bellingham
Charles Bellingham, M, Son [Brother], single, age 21, born BuxtedCharles Bellingham
Joseph Bellingham, M, Son [Brother], single, age 19, born BuxtedJoseph Bellingham
James Wilmshurst, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Buxted; occupation Farm servantJames Wilmshurst

1882Directory entryBellingham Jesse, farmer, Newnham Park farmNewnham Park farmKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryBellingham, Jesse, junr., New Barn farmNew Barn farmBrooker's Guide

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Hoath, M, Head, married, age 59, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Hoath, farm labourerNew Barn Farm, Crowborough1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Harriett Hoath, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Bethersden, KentHarriet Hoath [Roberts]
Alfred E Hoath, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Ernest Hoath
Alice Hoath, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Jane Hoath
Edwin Brown, M, Boarder, single, age 26, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdwin Brown

c 1899Poundgate, South West of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyNewbarn

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