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Hempstead Mill      Buxted  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1929Buxted The Beautiful by K. H. Macdermott ⇒ p. 23; p. 46

Historical records

1762 to 1838HistoryHempstead MillBuxted The Beautiful
Extract from MacDermott's Buxted the Beautiful
Edward Egles, an enterprising manufacturer, founded a cotton manufactory in Lewes and another at Hempstead Mill, Buxted, where the business of cotton-wick spinning was carried on for many years. He died in 1838, aged 77, possessed of much landed property.

c 1795Frantfield, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamOld Mill

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Plumer, M, Head, age 36; occupation Farm labourerJohn Plummer, farm labourerHempsted Mill1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Charlotte Plumer, F, [Wife], age 37, born SussexCharlotte Plummer [Henley]
John Plumer, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexJohn Plummer
Frances Plumer, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexFrances Plummer
Eliza Plumer, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexEliza Plummer
Sarah Plumer, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexSarah Plummer
Harriott Plumer, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexHarriett Plummer
Henry Plumer, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexHenry Plummer

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Seamer, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerWilliam SeamerHempsted Mill1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Ruth Seamer, F, [Wife], age 32, born SussexRuth Seamer [Turk]
William Seamer, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexWilliam Seamer
George Seamer, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexGeorge Seamer
Stephen Seamer, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexStephen Seamer

1851Heaver, GeorgeGeorge Heaver, millerHempstead Cotton MillsPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 3 people; occupation: millerGeorge Heaver, millerHempstead Mill House1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
WifeEmma Heaver
DaughterCaroline Heaver
Daughter; occupation: scholarEmma Martha Heaver
Daughter; occupation: scholarAnn Elizabeth Heaver
Son; occupation: scholarHenry Heaver
DaughterHarriott Elizabeth Heaver
DaughterMartha Heaver
Servant, occupation: miller's apprenticeEphraim Burton
Servant; occupation House servantElizabeth Watson
Servant; occupation: miller's labourerWilliam Holmwood, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: miller and grinderBenjamin Martin, miller and grinderHempstead Mill House1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
WifeEmily Martin [Moon]
SonLuther Martin
Visitor; occupation: dressmakerElizabeth Ashby [Moon]

1867Directory entryHeaver George, miller & farmer, Hempstead millHempstead millPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryHeaver Geo., miller & farmer, Hempsted millHempsted millPost Office Directory

c 1875Hammonds Green, South of Buxted - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyHempstead Mill

1882Directory entryWarburton Ebenezer, miller & farmer, Buxted &, Hempstead water millsHempstead water millsKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Wood, M, Head, married, age 46, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation Miller JourneymanJohn WoodMill House, Hempstead1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Ann Wood, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Crawley, SussexAnn Wood
Annie Wood, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Burgess Hill, SussexAnnie Wood
Herbert Wood, M, Son, single, age 15, born Portslade, Sussex; occupation ScholarHerbert Wood
Alfred Wood, M, Son, age 10, born Portslade, Sussex; occupation ScholarAlfred Wood
Walter Wood, M, Son, age 5, born Portslade, SussexWalter Wood
Clement Wood, M, Son, age 1, born Brighton, SussexClement Wood
Joseph Shepherd, M, Lodger, married, age 39, born Hornsey, Middlesex; occupation: manager ..Joseph Shepherd
Mary Ann Shepherd, F, Lodger, married, age 30, born CanadaMary Ann Shepherd
Margaret Shepherd, F, Lodger, age 11, born Sydenham, Kent; occupation: scholarMargaret Shepherd
Ethel Shepherd, F, Lodger, age 10, born Walthamstow, Sussex; occupation: scholarEthel Shepherd
Ellen Glover, F, Nurse, single, age 41, born Hove, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantEllen Glover

5th Apr 1891CensusFrederick Frost, M, Head, married, age 34, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: miller's loaderFrederick Frost, farm labourerMill House, Hempstead1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Francis Flora Frost, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Rotherfield, SussexFrances Flora Frost [Rogers]
Albert Frost, M, Son, age 13, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlbert Frost
George Frost, M, Son, age 11, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge Frost
Frederick Frost, M, Son, age 9, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarFrederick Frost
Mary Ann Frost, F, Daughter, age 7, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Ann Frost
Emma Jane Frost, F, Daughter, age 5, born Buxted, SussexEmma Jane Frost
Hannah E Frost, F, Daughter, age 3, born Buxted, SussexHannah E Frost

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