The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume II. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 43
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 24

Historical records

c 1795Nutley, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamLampool Green

c 1825Nutley, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodLampool Green

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

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Kingsland, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Kingsland, farm labourerLampool1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Martha Kingsland, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34Martha Kingsland
Emma Kingsland, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexEmma Wickens [Kingsland]
John Kingsland, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexJohn Kingsland

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Funnell, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: sawyerEdward Funnell, sawyerLampool1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Henry Funnell, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexHenry Funnell
Lucy Funnell, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexLucy Funnell
Lidia Funnell, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexLydia Funnel
Hannah Seymour, F, age 55 to 59, born SussexHannah Seymour

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Barnes, M, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Barnes, farmerLampool1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Ann Barnes, F, [Wife], age 65 to 69, born SussexAnn Barnes
Jesse Ridley, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJesse Ridley
George Virgo, M, age 21, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Virgo
Mary Diplock, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Diplock
Harriot Best, F, [Lodger], age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: servantHarriett Best [Osborne]
Henry Best, M, [Lodger's son], age 2, born SussexHenry Best

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Lewry, M, Head, age 75 to 79, born Sussex; occupation: farmerThomas Lewry, farmerLampool1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Lewry, F, [Wife], age 75 to 79, born SussexMary Lewry [Langridge]
Jane Lewry, F, [Daughter], age 35 to 39, born SussexJane Lewry
Daniel Lewry, M, [Son], age 30 to 34, born SussexDaniel Lewry
Susan Lewry, F, [Grand-daughter], age 11, born SussexSusan Lewry
Martin Lewry, M, [Grand-son], age 5, born SussexMartin Lewry
Catherine Lewry, F, [Grand-daughter], age 3, born SussexKitty Lewry
Henry Mitchell, M, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Mitchell

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJames Kingsland, farm labourerLampool1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeMartha Kingsland
Daughter; occupation: scholarEmma Wickens [Kingsland]
Son; occupation: scholarJohn Kingsland
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Kingsland
Son; occupation: scholarThomas Kingsland

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerWilliam PenticostLampool1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeLucy Penticost
DaughterLeony Penticost
DaughterMartha Tester [Pentecost]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 2 people; occupation: farmerWilliam Barnes, farmerLampool Farm1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Barnes
Servant; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Virgo
Servant; occupation: farm labourerNicolas Newnham
Servant; occupation GENERAL SERVANTSarah Ann Burley [Morphy]

1867Directory entryTurner James, farmer, Lambpool farmLambpool farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryTurner James, farmer, Lambpool farmLambpool farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Fairwarp, Hendall, Lampool and Whitehouse, North of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyLampool

1879RecollectionsJames Turner, farmerLampool 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:

Turner, James. 65. Tenant of Lampool Farm (103 acres), Maresfield, belonging to Lady Shelley, for 14 years past. Succeeded Richard Ray, now at Marshalls. I was born at Nutley. When I was a lad between 11 and 12 I went to work for Mr. Le Blanc at Pippingford for over 5 years. When I was 17 I went to live with my uncle John Wood at Charlwood Farm, Fletching, (Shelley's) as carter for 5 years. Then I came back to my Father for about 2 years, and sometimes cut litter on the Forest. I then went to manage a little farm belonging to the Widow Lewry who also used some land called Gotlands belonging to the Shelleys for 17 years. then I took Shovelstrode Farm at East Grinstead for 7 years. then I came to Lampool.

When I worked at Pippingford I used to go daily backwards and forwards to Mill Brook where my Father lived. I used to see people taking litter including my uncle James Wood who had Marlpits Farm adjoining the Forest near Nutley, my Father for his farm on the Forest adjoining Mill Brook, William Osborne for Hill House Farm near the Nutley Inn Farm, William Barnes who had the Nutley Inn and Farm, Humphrey who had Clapwater Farm, Verrall who had Blackwenn (he had a deal of litter) and Wheeler of Masketts.


3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Kingsland, M, Head, married, age 67, born Maresfield; occupation LabourerJames Kingsland, farm labourerLampool1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Martha Kingsland, F, Wife, married, age 76, born MiddlesexMartha Kingsland
Walter Kingsland, M, Grandson, single, age 24, born Maresfield; occupation Draper's assistantWalter Kingsland

3rd Apr 1881CensusSteven Langridge, M, Head, married, age 26, born Fletching; occupation: nursery labourerStephen Langridge, nursery labourerLampool1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Sarah Langridge, F, Wife, married, age 27, born MaresfieldSarah Jane Langridge [Filtness]
Carry Langridge, F, Daughter, age 11, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarCarry Langridge
William Langridge, M, Son, age 4, born East ChiltingtonWilliam Langridge
George Langridge, M, Son, age 2, born MaresfieldGeorge Langridge
Frank Langridge, M, Son, age 10 m, born MaresfieldFrank Langridge
James Flynn, M, Lodger, single, age 28, born Ireland; occupation: gardener's assistantJames Flynn

3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah West, F, Head, widowed, age 78, born MaresfieldSarah WestLampool1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Jane West, F, Daughter, single, age 47, born Buxted, handicap: deaf and dumbMary Jane West
Alfred Watson, M, Lodger, single, age 16, born Buxted; occupation Farm LabourerAlfred Watson
Arthur G. Ashford, M, Lodger, single, age 16, born Essex; occupation farm labourerArthur G. Ashford

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Grant, M, Head, married, age 56, born Brightling; occupation: engine driver and blacksmithThomas Grant, engine driver and blacksmithLampool1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Selina Grant, F, Wife, married, age 51, born MaresfieldSelina Grant
Jesse Grant, M, Son, age 14, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerJesse Grant
Eleanor Grant, F, Daughter, age 12, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarEleanor Grant
Barbara Grant, F, Daughter, age 12, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarBarbara Grant
James Grant, M, Grandson, age 4, born WithyhamJames Grant
Thomas Stevenson, M, Lodger, single, age 24, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerThomas Stevenson

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Kenward, M, Head, widowed, age 66, born Rotherfield; occupation: shepherdJohn Kenward, farm labourerLampool1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Owen Parson, M, Grandson, age 16, born Maresfield; occupation Farm labourerOwen Parson
Albert Kenward, M, Grandson, age 9, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarAlbert Kenward
Mary Weller, F, Lodger, widowed, age 72, born Chailey; occupation: housekeeperMary Weller

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Turner, M, Head, widowed, age 66, born Maresfield, employs 3 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmerJames Turner, farmerLampool Farm1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
James Miller Turner, M, Son, single, age 40, born MaresfieldJames Miller Turner
Jane Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 36, born MaresfieldJane Turner
William A. Rowlands, M, Grandson, age 13, born Surrey; occupation ScholarWilliam A. Rowlands
David Rowlands, M, Grandson, age 10, born Surrey; occupation ScholarDavid Rowlands

1882Directory entryTurner James, farmer, Lambpool farmLambpool farmKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryTurner, James, senior, farmer, Lampool farmLampool farmBrooker's Guide

1924Lampool FarmLampool Farm, MaresfieldPrivate collection

1924On Lampool FarmOn Lampool Farm, MaresfieldPrivate collection

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