The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Claygate Farm    Five Ash Down  Buxted  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1929Buxted The Beautiful by K. H. Macdermott ⇒ p. 4

Historical records

c 1724Strood, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenClaygates

6th Jun 1841CensusIsaac Gilbert, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: farmerIsaac Gilbert, farmerClaygates Farm1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Ann Gilbert, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexAnne Gilbert [Fleming]
William Gilbert, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexWilliam Gilbert
John Gilbert, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexJohn Gilbert
Henry Jones, M, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: servantHenry Jones
James Smith, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantJames Smith
Head, widowed, employs 2 people; occupation: farmerAnn Gilbert
DaughterElizabeth Gilbert
Servant, occupation: farm labourerCharles Clifton
Lodger; occupation Farm labourerJames Woodgate
Servant; occupation: carterEdward Brown, carter

1867Directory entryGilbert Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Claygates farmClaygates farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryClifton John, farmer, Claygates farmClaygates 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 SurveyClaygate Farm

1879RecollectionsEdmund Taylor, farmerClaygate 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:

Taylor, Edmund. Claygate Farm, Buxted (property of Mr. A. J. Wantner, 85 acres). Took the farm at Michaelmas 1877. Had litter from the Forest that winter also the winter of 1878-9 and this autumn. Have not turned [out] because it was inconvenient, nor had anything else. Succeeded to Charles Clifton who was tenant for a long number of years. Can get Clifton's address from Robert Stillman of Lewes.


3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Whitewood, M, Head, married, age 59, born Dover, employs 2 men; occupation FarmerHenry WhitewoodClay Gate Farm1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Eliza Whitewood, F, Wife, married, age 59, born RotherfieldEliza Whitewood [Izzard]
James Whitewood, M, Son, single, age 15, born FramfieldJames Whitewood
John Minns, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Buxted; occupation: farm servantJohn Minns
Alfred C. Lambert, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Middlesex; occupation: farm servantAlfred C. Lambert

1882Directory entryWhitewood Hy., farmer, Claygate's farmClaygate's farmKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryWhitewood, Henry, farmer, ClaygatesClaygatesBrooker's Guide

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Whitewood, M, Head, married, age 69, born Ramsgate, Kent; occupation FarmerHenry WhitewoodClaygates Farm1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Jane Whitewood, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Framfield, SussexJane Whitewood
Frederick Whitewood, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation Farmer's DaughterFrederick Whitewood
James Smith, M, Boarder, single, age 23, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantJames Smith

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