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

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Burgess, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Burgess, farm labourerBrowns Brook1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Burgess, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexMary Burgess [Hobbs]
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Burgess, F, [Daughter], age 14, born SussexMary Langridge [Burgess]
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Burgess, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexSarah Burgess
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Burgess, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexWilliam Burgess
6th Jun 1841CensusSamuel Burgess, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexSamuel Burgess

6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Burly, F, Head, age 35 to 39, born SussexSarah BurlyBrowns Brook1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusJoseph Burly, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexJoseph Burly
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriott Burly, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexHarriott Burly
6th Jun 1841CensusDaniel Burly, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexDaniel Burley
6th Jun 1841CensusOwen Burly, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexOwen Burley
6th Jun 1841CensusAndrew Burly, M, [Son], age 2 months, born SussexAndrew Burley

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Brown, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Brown, farm labourerBrowns Brook1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Brown, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexAnn Brown
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Brown, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexJohn Brown
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Brown, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexEdward Brown, carter
6th Jun 1841CensusLeonard Brown, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexLeonard Brown
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Brown, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexElizabeth Brown

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Brown, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Brown, farm labourerBrowns Brook1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusPheobe Brown, F, [Wife], age 24, born SussexPhoebe Brown [Parker]
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriott Brown, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexHarriott Brown
6th Jun 1841CensusStephen Brown, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexStephen Brown
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Brown, F, [Daughter], age 5 months, born SussexSally Brown

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Lloyd, M, Head, age 39, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Lloyd, farm labourerBrownsbrook1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Lloyd, F, [Wife], age 34, born SussexMary Ann Lloyd
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Lloyd, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexWilliam Lloyd
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Lloyd, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexMary Lloyd
6th Jun 1841CensusEllen Lloyd, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexEllen Lloyd
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Lloyd, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexGeorge Lloyd
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Lloyd, F, [Daughter], age 5 months, born SussexSarah Lloyd

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Reed, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerHenry ReedBrownsbrook1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Reed, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexMary Reed
6th Jun 1841CensusAlfred Reed, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexAlfred Reed
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Reed, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexWilliam Reed
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Reed, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexMaria Reed
6th Jun 1841CensusEliza Reed, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexEliza Reed

6th Jun 1841CensusMatthew Tester, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerMathew TesterBrownsbrook1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusCarah Tester, F, [Wife], age 33, born SussexCaroline Tester [Gilbert]
6th Jun 1841CensusSpencer Tester, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexSpencer Tester
6th Jun 1841CensusMathew Tester, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexMathew Tester
6th Jun 1841CensusJob Tester, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexJob Tester
6th Jun 1841CensusAmelia Tester, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexAmelia Tester

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Walter, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation FarmerEdward WalterBrownsbrook1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Walter, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexMary Walter
6th Jun 1841CensusFrances Walter, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexFrances Walter

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 2 people; occupation: farmerJames MoonBrownsbrook1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeCaroline Moon [Eastwood]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterLouisa Moon
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterCaroline Moon
30th Mar 1851CensusSonGeorge Moon
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: general servantJane Paine
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Wickens, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJames Davis, farm labourerBrownsbrook1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Davis
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm labourerDavid Davis
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterSarah Davis
30th Mar 1851CensusSonWilliam Davis
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEsther Davis
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterMary Davis
30th Mar 1851CensusLodger; occupation Farm labourerSpencer Tester

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, occupation: farm labourerJames Blunden, farm labourerBrownsbrook1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterSusanna Blunden
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterHarriott Blunden
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterMartha Blunden

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Burgess, farm labourerBrownsbrook1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterSarah Burgess
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Burgess
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEliza Burgess
30th Mar 1851CensusSonJohn Burgess

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation FARMERMathew TesterBrownsbrook1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeCaroline Tester [Gilbert]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation EMPLOYED ON THE FARMMathew Tester
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation EMPLOYED ON THE FARMJob Tester
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation SCHOLARMoses Tester

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farmerMichael Dadswell, farmerBrownsbrook1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm LabourerHenry Walter, farm labourerBrownsbrook1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeSarah Ann Caroline Walter [Carr]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation ScholarBenjamin Frederick Walter
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterFrances Mary Walter
30th Mar 1851CensusSonWilliam Albert Walter

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

1879RecollectionsJob TesterBrowns BrookAshdown 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:

Tester, Job. Nearly 50. At Browns Brook. Worked for Mr. Robert Wilson at Strood and Barns Gate for 16 years and cut litter for him every year except 1878-9 and has cut this autumn. Generally cuts over 20 load a winter. Before that used to cut for John Page (dead) and his son Thomas Page (dead) at Cophall Farm. After Thomas Page, Mr. Tutor hired the farm several years and used to have litter. I have cut some for him. Mr. Pilbeam succeeded him two years ago [and] he had litter last year.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Walter, M, Head, married, age 62, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourerHenry Walter, farm labourerBrowns Brook1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusCaroline Walter, F, Wife, married, age 61, born MaresfieldSarah Ann Caroline Walter [Carr]
3rd Apr 1881CensusTrayton Walter, M, Son, single, age 26, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourerTrayton Henry Walter, farm labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusJob Tester, M, Head, married, age 47, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourerJob TesterBrowns Brook1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Tester, F, Wife, married, age 49, born BuxtedJane Tester [Wheatley]
3rd Apr 1881CensusAda Tester, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born BuxtedAda Tester
3rd Apr 1881CensusTrayton Tester, M, Son, single, age 14, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourerTrayton Tester
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Tester, F, Daughter, age 12, born Buxted; occupation ScholarEllen Tester
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary J. Tester, F, Daughter, age 8, born Buxted; occupation ScholarMary Jane Tester
3rd Apr 1881CensusBlanche Tester, F, Daughter, age 5, born BuxtedBlanche Tester
3rd Apr 1881CensusFred Wheatley, M, Brother In Law, single, age 45, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourerFrederick Wheatley, farm labourer and soldier

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Levett, M, Head, married, age 52, born Arlington; occupation: gamekeeper and wood reveWilliam Levett, gamekeeper and wood reveBrowns Brook1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgness Levett, F, Wife, married, age 46, born IsfieldAgness Levett
3rd Apr 1881CensusFredrick Levett, M, Son, single, age 15, born Laughton; occupation: farm labourerFredrick Levett
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhilip Levett, M, Son, age 10, born Isfield; occupation: scholarPhilip Levett
3rd Apr 1881CensusJob Levett, M, Son, age 8, born Isfield; occupation: scholarJob Levett
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlbert Levett, M, Son, age 5, born BuxtedAlbert Levett
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Levett, M, Son, age 2, born BuxtedEdward Levett
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgness Levett, F, Daughter, age 3 m, born BuxtedAgness Levett

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Tester, M, Head, married, age 70, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourerCharles TesterBrowns Brook1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusLucy Tester, F, Wife, married, age 60, born MaresfieldLucy Tester
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Tester, M, Son, single, age 31, born Maresfield, handicap: idiotWilliam Tester
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Tester, M, Son, single, age 27, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Tester
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Tester, M, Son, single, age 16, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourerCharles Tester

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 29, born Buxted; occupation: gardener's assistantAlfred Dadswell, gardenerBrowns Brook1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusCaroline Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 29, born WithyhamCaroline Dadswell [Heasman]
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Dadswell, M, Son, age 13, born Maresfield; occupation: house boyAlfred James Dadswell, woodcutter
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 11, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarAlice Catherine Dadswell
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Dadswell, M, Son, age 9, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarCharles Edward Dadswell
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Dadswell, M, Son, age 7, born Buxted; occupation: scholarWilliam Arthur Dadswell, farm labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusRebecca Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 5, born BuxtedRebecca Morphew [Dadswell]
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarding Dadswell, M, Son, age 4, born BuxtedHarding Ambrose Dadswell, labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 2, born BuxtedEmily Dadswell

3rd Apr 1881CensusJob Tester, M, Head, married, age 25, born Buxted; occupation Farm labourerJob TesterBrowns Brook1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnnie Tester, F, Wife, married, age 24, born MaresfieldAnnie Tester
3rd Apr 1881CensusFredrick Tester, M, Son, age 1, born BuxtedFredrick Tester

1888Directory entryTester, Spencer, Brown's brookBrown's brookBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryWalter, Henry, Brown's brookBrown's brookBrooker's Guide

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Walter, M, Head, married, age 72, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation FarmerHenry Walter, farm labourerBrownsbrook1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusCaroline Walter, F, Wife, married, age 71, born Maresfield, SussexSarah Ann Caroline Walter [Carr]
5th Apr 1891CensusEpraim Hazelden, M, Grandson, single, age 13, born London, MiddlesexEpraim Hazelden

5th Apr 1891CensusSpencer Tester, M, Head, married, age 61, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation FarmerSpencer TesterBrownsbrook1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusPhebe Tester, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Maresfield, SussexPhebe Tester
5th Apr 1891CensusOwen Tester, M, Son, single, age 12, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation ScholarOwen Tester
5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Tester, M, Son, single, age 3, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation ScholarEdward Tester
5th Apr 1891CensusErnest Tester, M, Son, single, age 6, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation ScholarErnest Tester
5th Apr 1891CensusWalter Tester, M, Grandson, single, age 1, born Maresfield, SussexWalter Tester

5th Apr 1891CensusJob Tester, M, Head, married, age 58, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerJob TesterBrownsbrook1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusJane Tester, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Buxted, SussexJane Tester
5th Apr 1891CensusJane Tester, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Buxted, SussexJane Tester
5th Apr 1891CensusBlanche Tester, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Buxted, SussexBlanche Tester
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Simmonds, M, Boarder, single, age 17, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Simmonds

5th Apr 1891CensusJob Tester, M, Head, married, age 35, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerJob TesterBrownsbrook1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusAnnie Tester, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Buxted, SussexAnnie Tester
5th Apr 1891CensusFrederick W Tester, M, Son, single, age 11, born Buxted, SussexFrederick W Tester
5th Apr 1891CensusFlorence S Tester, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Buxted, SussexFlorence S Tester

5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Jane Tester, F, Head, widowed, age 66, born Buxted, SussexSarah Jane TesterBrownsbrook1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Tester, M, Son, single, age 27, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation GardenerWilliam Tester
5th Apr 1891CensusWalter Tester, M, Son, single, age 23, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation GardenerWalter Tester

5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 45, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Dadswell, gardenerBrownsbrook1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusCaroline Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Withyham, SussexCaroline Dadswell [Heasman]
5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 23, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred James Dadswell, woodcutter
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 17, born Buxted, SussexWilliam Arthur Dadswell, farm labourer
5th Apr 1891CensusRebecca Dadswell, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Buxted, SussexRebecca Morphew [Dadswell]
5th Apr 1891CensusArdon Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 14, born Buxted, SussexHarding Ambrose Dadswell, labourer
5th Apr 1891CensusAgnes Dadswell, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Buxted, SussexAgnes Mary Dadswell
5th Apr 1891CensusHenry David Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 4, born Buxted, SussexHenry David Dadswell
5th Apr 1891CensusThomas G Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 2, born Buxted, SussexThomas G Dadswell

5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Tester, M, Head, widowed, age 79, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation GardenerCharles TesterBrownsbrook1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Tester, M, Head, married, age 42, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerThomas TesterBrownsbrook1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusLucy Aner Tester, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Maresfield, SussexLucy Aner Tester

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