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Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Oliver, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Oliver, farm labourerHooks [Mount Pleasant]1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Elisa Oliver, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexElisa Oliver
Elisa Oliver, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexElisa Oliver
Jesse Oliver, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexJesse Oliver
Mark Oliver, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexMark Oliver

6th Jun 1841CensusCharles Hook, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: wheelwrightCharles Hook, wheelwrightHooks [Mount Pleasant]1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Hook, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexMary Anne Hook [Grover]
George Hook, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexGeorge Hook

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Hook, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: sawyerJohn senior Hook, timber surveyorHooks [Mount Pleasant]1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Hook, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexElizabeth Hook [Hall]
John Hook, M, [Son], age 19, born SussexJohn Hook

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Simmons, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerThomas Simmons[Mount Pleasant]1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Simmons, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexElizabeth Simmons
Charles Willard, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerCharles Willard

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Thorpe, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerHenry Thorpe[Mount Pleasant]1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Jane Thorpe, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexJane Thorpe
Adelaide Thorpe, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexAdelaide Thorpe
Caroline Thorpe, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexCaroline Thorpe
William Thorpe, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexWilliam Thorpe
H.. Thorpe, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexHenry Thorpe
Frances Why, F, age 10, born SussexFrances Why

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: sawyerJohn Hook, sawyerMount Pleasant1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeCatherine Hook [Chatfield]
DaughterHarriet Hook
DaughterMary Hook

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerRobert WestMount Pleasant1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeHarriett West
SonHenry West
SonJohn West
SonRobert West

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: timber surveyorJohn senior Hook, timber surveyorMount Pleasant1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Hook [Hall]
Grand-sonWilliam Hook
Grand-sonHenry Hook

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation BROOM MAKERJames Morphy, broom makerMount Pleasant1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Morfey [Feldwick]
Son; occupation BROOM MAKERJames Morfey
Son; occupation BROOM MAKERGeorge Morfey, stoker
DaughterCaroline Gander [Morfey]
SonOwen Morphy
DaughterHarriett Morfey
SonCharles Morfey

30th Mar 1851CensusHeadEdward Taylor, farmerMount Pleasant1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn DelvesMount Pleasant1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeMaria Delves [Seymour] [Pattenden]
Son; occupation: farm labourerJames Seymour
DaughterAnn Seymour
SonGeorge Delves
DaughterMaria Barton [Delves]
DaughterMaria Barton [Delves]
DaughterBenjamin Barton
DaughterEliizabeth Fowler [Delves]
SonJohn Delves, farm labourer

c 1875RecollectionsAlfred ChapmanMount PleasantAshdown 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:

Chapman, Alfred. Aged 63. Farmer and dealer. Farms Mount Pleasant in Maresfield. Bought it about 19 years [ago]. It is copyhold of Duddleswell Manor. Never farmed before he bought it. When he was 10 years old worked as carter boy for Mr. Jarvis of Crowpits Farm, Buxted, (and] stayed with him 5 years and then worked for Mr. Norman, Pounsley Mill Farm, Buxted, for 13 years and then took to dealing on his own account............. Since he purchased Mount Pleasant he built a house about 14 years ago and about a year afterwards built a cottage and a lean-to.


c 1875Duddleswell, North of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyMount Pleasant

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdmund Peel, M, Head, married, age 31, born Lancashire; occupation Curate Of MaresfieldEdmund PeelMount Pleasant1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Hannah G. Peel, F, Wife, married, age 29, born LancashireHannah G. Peel
Naomi R. Streeter, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Crowborough; occupation: domestic servantNaomi R. Streeter
Deborah Morrice, F, Visitor, single, age 20, born MaresfieldDeborah Morrice

3rd Apr 1881CensusGodfrey Walters, M, Head, widowed, age 43, born Warbleton; occupation Master carpenterGodfrey WaltersMount Pleasant1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Washer, M, Head, married, age 53, born East Hoathly; occupation Gardener and Parish ClerkEdward WasherMount Pleasant1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Ann Washer, F, Wife, married, age 48, born UckfieldMary Ann Washer
Albert E. Washer, M, Son, age 7, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarAlbert E. Washer

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