The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 12
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 394
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 18; p. 24

Historical records

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

c 1825Highhurst Wood, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodOldland Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Osborn, M, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerEdward OsbornMill Wood1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Sarah Osborn, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexSarah Osborn

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Chatfield, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Chatfield, farm labourerOld Mill1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Sophia Chatfield, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexSophia Chatfield
Catherine Chatfield, F, [Daughter], age 18, born SussexCatherine Chatfield

6th Jun 1841CensusAmelia Wheatley, F, Head, age 30 to 34, born SussexEmily (Amelia) Wheatley [Briggs]Old Mill1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Emily Wheatley, F, [Stepdaughter], age 10, born SussexEmily Thomas Briggs
William Wheatley, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexWilliam Wheatley, railway plate-layer
James Wheatley, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexJames Wheatley, labourer
Martha Wheatley, F, [Daughter], age 2 months, born SussexMartha Amelia Woodman [Wheatley]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerGeorge OsbornOld Mill1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Osborn

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Chatfield, farm labourerOld Mill1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeSophia Chatfield
SonWilliam Chatfield
VisitorCharlotte Hook

1867Directory entryMinns Benjamin, farmer, Old Land farmOld Land farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryNesbitt Alexander, Old LandsOld LandsPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryMinns Benjamin, farmer, Old Land farmOld Land farmPost Office Directory

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Bailey, M, Head, married, age 39, born Heathfield; occupation: farm bailiffHenry Bailey, farm bailiffOld Land Farm1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Sarah M. Bailey, F, Wife, married, age 40, born WaldronSarah M. Bailey

1882Directory entryNesbitt Alexander, Old LandsOld LandsKelly's Directory
Old Lands, the seat of Alexander Nesbitt esq., a handsome residence, situated in the midst of picturesque and well-wooded grounds.

1882Directory entryBailey Henry, farm bailiff to Alexander Nesbitt esq., Old LandsOld LandsKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryNesbitt, Mrs, Old LandsOld LandsBrooker's Guide

5th Apr 1891CensusAlexander Weeks, M, Head, married, age 36, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerAlexander WeeksOld Lands Farm House1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Charlotte Weeks, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Ore, SussexCharlotte Weeks
Elizabeth Baldock, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Chiddingstone, Kent, occupation: general domestic servantElizabeth Baldock
William Chatfield, M, single, age 46, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: labourerWilliam Chatfield

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Levett, M, Head, married, age 61, born Arlington, Sussex; occupation: labourer (woodreeve)William Levett, gamekeeper and wood reveOld Lands1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Agnes Levett, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Isfield, SussexAgness Levett
William Levett, M, Son, single, age 36, born Isfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Levett
Henry Levett, M, Son, single, age 28, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Levett
Philip Levett, M, Son, single, age 20, born Isfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerPhilip Levett
Job Levett, M, Son, single, age 18, born Isfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJob Levett
Albert Levett, M, Son, single, age 15, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlbert Levett
Edward Levett, M, Son, single, age 12, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarEdward Levett
Agnes Levett, M, Son, single, age 10, born Buxted, SussexAgness Levett

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