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1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 107

Historical records

1597Occupation OwnerJohn WyggPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

1714Occupation TenantJohn BarberPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

1730Occupation OwnerJohn EdwardsPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

1754Occupation OwnerMrs EdwardsPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

c 1795North of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamWiggs

1803Occupation TenantMoses BorerPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

c 1825North of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodWiggs Farm

1838CensusHead; occupation FarmerJames PatchingWiggs Farm1838 Census
Crowborough Warren and Lye Green, Sussex

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation LabourerJames Wilmshurst, farm labourerWiggs Farm1838 Census
Crowborough Warren and Lye Green, Sussex
Wife; belongs to Withyham ParishEsther Wilmshurst [Pilbeam]
SonThomas Wilmshurst
DaughterMary Anne Wilmshurst

1838CensusHead; belongs to Tunbridge Wells Parish; occupation: breaker of coltsJames StapelyWiggs Farm1838 Census
Crowborough Warren and Lye Green, Sussex
Wife; belongs to Tunbridge Wells ParishElizabeth Stapely [Hayler]
George Stapely, farm bailiff
Jane Stapley
Frances Stapley
Lydia Tasker [Stapley]

1838CensusHead; belongs to Rotherfield Parish; occupation: labourerJohn Davey, labourerWiggs Farm1838 Census
Crowborough Warren and Lye Green, Sussex
Employed by James Patching of Wiggs Farm
Wife; belongs to Rotherfield ParishElizabeth Davey [Miles]
living at HoltyeElizabeth Mepham [Davey]
living at HoltyeRichard Davey, labourer
living at HoltyeWilliam Davey, labourer
living at HoltyeJohn Davey, labourer

1838CensusHead; belongs to Hartfield Parish; occupation: labourerJames Everest, gamekeeperWiggs Farm1838 Census
Crowborough Warren and Lye Green, Sussex
Employed by James Patching of Wiggs Farm
Wife; belongs to Hartfield ParishAnne Everest [Akehurst]

1838Occupation OwnerJames PatchingPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Davey, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJohn Davey, labourerWiggs Farm1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elizabeth Davey, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born SussexElizabeth Davey [Miles]
John Davey, M, [grandson], age 11, born SussexJohn Davey

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Wilmshurst, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJames Wilmshurst, farm labourerWiggs Farm1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Ester Wilmshurst, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexEsther Wilmshurst [Pilbeam]
Thomas Wilmshurst, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexThomas Wilmshurst
Mary Wilmshurst, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexMary Anne Wilmshurst
Eliza Wilmshurst, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexElizabeth Wilmshurst

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed; occupation: farm labourerJohn Davey, labourerWiggs Farm1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Grandson; occupation: farm labourerJohn Davey
GranddaughterEliza Davey
Great grandsonJohn Davey

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm LabourerJames Wilmshurst, farm labourerWiggs1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeEsther Wilmshurst [Pilbeam]
Son; occupation Farm LabourerThomas Wilmshurst
DaughterMary Anne Wilmshurst
DaughterElizabeth Wilmshurst
DaughterFrances Wilmshurst

1867Directory entryHuchings Samuel, esq., Park grovePark grovePost Office Directory

1874Occupation OwnerS. HutchingsPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

1874Directory entryHutchings Samuel, Park grovePark grovePost Office Directory

c 1875Lye Green, Jockeys Wood, Parkgrove & Penns Rocks, North of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyParkgrove

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Hutchings, M, Head, married, age 70, born SomersetSamuel HutchingsPark Grove1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Emma Hutchings, F, Wife, married, age 60, born SomersetEmma Hutchings
Caroline Durgan, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Hertfordshire; occupation: domestic servantCaroline Durgan
Ellen Jesse, F, Visitor, single, age 35, born DorsetEllen Jesse
William Stephens, M, Servant, widowed, age 40, born Burwash; occupation: coachmanWilliam Stephens, coachman
William Stephens, M, Son Of Servant, age 14, born Burwash; occupation: scholarWilliam Stephens

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdwin Stubbs, M, Head, married, age 36, born Worthing; occupation GardenerEdwin StubbsPark Grove1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah A. Stubbs, F, Wife, married, age 35, born HoveSarah A. Stubbs [Reeves]
Sarah A. Reeves, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 69, born SuffolkSarah A. Reeves

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Selmes, M, Head, married, age 29, born Battle; occupation Farm labourerHenry SelmesPark Grove1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Priscilla Selmes, F, Wife, married, age 33, born MiddlesexPriscilla Selmes

1882Directory entryHutchings Samuel, Park grovePark groveKelly's Directory

1886Occupation OwnerGeorge GreigPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

1888Occupation TenantMrs JenningsPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

1888Occupation OwnerCecil ClarkePark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

1893Occupation TenantCaptain DarvallPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

1897Occupation TenantColonel SnowPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

c 1899Parkgrove, North of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyParkgrove

1901Occupation TenantFrederick HarrisPark GroveSutton's Historical Notes

1902HistoryWiggs [a.k.a. Parkgrove]Sutton's Historical Notes
Park Grove was formerly known as Wigg's Farm and JohnWygg lived in the old farm-house in 1597. In 1730 it was owned by the Edwards famile, andin 1838 by Mr. James Patching, who sold the estate in 1874 to Mr. S. Hutchings. The present house which is known as "Park Grove" was built by him and he lived there until his death in 1886, when the property was purchased by Mr. George Greig, who enlarged the house. In 1888, Mr. Cecil Clarke bought the estate and added to the house. The year before last [1900] Mr. Frederick Harris took a lease of the property, and has since greatly enlarged the house and improved the grounds.

1909Park GrovePark Grove, WithyhamPrivate collection

2001TodayPark Grove

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