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

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation: brick makerWilliam Mitchell, brick maker500 Acre Wood Lodge1838 Census
Crowborough Warren and Lye Green, Sussex
Employed by Earl De La Warr
Wife; belongs to Withyham ParishSophia Mitchell
Seven at home11 children Mitchell

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Pilbim, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Pilbeam, farm labourerPorters Lodge In 500 Acres1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elizabeth Pilbim, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexElizabeth Pilbeam [Edwards]
Ann Pilbim, F, [Daughter], age 14, born SussexAnne Izzard [Pilbeam]
Charles Pilbim, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexCharles Pilbeam, saw mills engine driver
Mary Pilbim, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexMary Pilbeam
Elizabeth Pilbim, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexElizabeth Izzard [Pilbeam]
Harriet Pilbim, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexHarriet Hemsley [Pilbeam]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation CarterJoseph Pilbeam, carter500 Acre Wood1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeMary Pilbeam [Heasman]
Son; occupation ScholarAlfred Pilbeam, gardener
Daughter; occupation ScholarMargaret Read [Pilbeam]

c 1875Five-hundred Acre Wood, Friars Gate & Mardens Hill, Ashdown Forest - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyFive Hundred Acre Wood

5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Pilbeam, M, Head, married, age 57, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: CarpenterCharles Pilbeam, saw mills engine driver500 Acres Lodge Gate1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Charlotte Pilbeam, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Withyham, SussexCharlotte Pilbeam [Walter]
Grace L Pilbeam, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Withyham, SussexGrace Lily Mary Pilbeam

c 1899Five-hundred Acre Wood, Ashdown Forest - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyFive Hundred Acre Wood

1919Entrance to the 500 Acre WoodEntrance to the 500 Acre Wood, CrowboroughPrivate collection

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