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1597FreeholderIsaac AlchorneNewland and Old RedeBuckhurst Terrier
Isaack Alchorne of Addams holds by deed tenement and land called Alchorne's Newland and Old Rede, 60 acres. The tenement is bounded:-and Newland is bounded:-Rent 1 1/2d

16th Dec 1667SoldAdams Farm
Thomas Coe of Brasted sold to Richard Mose of Rotherfield "All that messuage or tenement called or known by the name or names of Bassetts otherwise Beadles. Together with all the barns stables edifices buildings gardens or appertaining containing by estimation 3 roods and 15 perches of land more or less. And also one little piece of land lying at the head of the said barn taken and divided from the said close containing by estimation half an acre and 8 perches of land more or less. And also several other pieces or parcels of land arable meadow and pasture by estimation 21 acres formerly in the occupation of Robert Mallion or his assigns and were situate lying and being in Rotherfield aforesaid and abutted and abounded
to the Kings Highway leading from Adams to Crowboro' Common towards the West to the lands then formerly of Humphrey Fowle Esquire and then of Sir John Shelley towards the West
to the woodlands there called the Sweet Hawes towards the North
to the woodlands there called the Scrotts towards the East
and adjoining to the Kings Highway leading from Redbridge to Adams towards the South
together with and including a field called Adams"

1678 to 1734SoldAdams Farm
In 1678 Richard Mose's Will leaves Bassetts otherwise Beadles to Anne Mose and Patience Mose who sell to William Coe of Rotherfield in December 1699. Charity Coe inherits the premises from her husband and remarries a James Lintoff. In June 1734 James and Charity Lintoff sell Bassetts otherwise Beadles but excluding the field called Adams to James Burges.

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

26th Feb 1839Sweethaws, Adams, Redbridge & Perrymans, South of Crowborough - 1839Jesse Bellingham (occupier) and John Villiers Shelley (owner)Jesse Bellingham, farmerHomestead, House and Buildings (1 acres 0 roods 0 perches) plot 3998Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusJesse Bellingham, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJesse Bellingham, farmerAdams1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Philley Bellingham, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexPhiladelphia Bellingham [Turner]
James Bellingham, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexJames Bellingham
Alfred Bellingham, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexAlfred Turner Bellingham, farmer
Jesse Bellingham, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexJesse Bellingham, registrar of Births and Deaths, and relieving officer
Emily Bellingham, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexEmma Georgina Bellingham
Eliza Bellingham, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexEliza Bellingham
Maria Bellingham, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexMaria Bellingham

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 4 people; occupation: farmerJesse Bellingham, farmerAdams Farm1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Bellingham [Turner]
Daughter; occupation: farm employeeAnnesley Edwards [Bellingham]
Son; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Turner Bellingham, farmer
Son; occupation: farm employeeJesse Bellingham, registrar of Births and Deaths, and relieving officer
Daughter; occupation: scholarEmma Georgina Bellingham
Daughter; occupation: scholarEliza Bellingham
Daughter; occupation: scholarMaria Bellingham
Daughter; occupation: scholarJane Turk Stevenson [Bellingham]
Servant; occupation: farm servantThomas Bellingham, farm labourer

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Wheatley, M, Head, married, age 64, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 65 acres employing 1 boyWilliam Wheatley, farmerAdams1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Wheatley, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Buxted, SussexElizabeth Wheatley [Parker]
William Wheatley, M, Son, single, age 43, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonWilliam Wheatley, farm labourer
George Wheatley, M, Son, married, age 34, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonGeorge Wheatley, farm labourer
Phebe Wheatley, F, Daughter-in-law, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantPhoebe Wheatley [Streeter]
David Wheatley, M, Grandson, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarDavid Wheatley, corn-mill loader
Ann Wheatley, F, Granddaughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSarah Ann Reeves [Wheatley]

1867Directory entryWheatley William, farmer, Adam's farmAdam's farmPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusRichard Mitchell, M, Head, married, age 43, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 65 acresRichard Mitchell, farmerAdams1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

2nd Apr 1871CensusRichard Mitchell, M, Head, married, age 43, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 65 acresRichard Mitchell, grocerAdams1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Frances Mitchell, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Rotherfield, SussexFrances Mitchell [Mackellow]
Frances Mitchell, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Rotherfield, SussexFrances Mitchell
Richard Mitchell, M, Son, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonRichard Stephen Mitchell
Jabez Mitchell, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJabes Mitchel
Esther Mitchell, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonEster Mitchel
Thomas Mitchell, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonThomas Mitchel
Mary Mitchell, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMercy Mitchel
Martha Mitchell, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMartha Mitchell
John Mitchell, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Mitchell
Benjaman Mitchell, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarBenjaman Mitchell

18th Aug 1872BirthThomas Richard MitchellAdams FarmJudith Mitchell's records

1874Directory entryMitchell Richard, farmer, Adam's farmAdam's farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Sweethaws, Adams, Redbridge & Perrymans, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyAdams Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusMr Mitchel, M, Head, age Mr MitchelAdams Farm1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

1882Directory entryMitchell Richard & Sons, farmers, Adam's farmAdam's farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Mitchell, M, Head, married, age 33, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerThomas Mitchell, farmerAdams Farm1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elenor Mitchell, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, SussexElenor Mitchell
Eli Mitchell, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEli Mitchell
Ara Mitchell, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAra Mitchell
Jesse Mitchell, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, SussexJesse Mitchell
Ebenezer Mitchell, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexEbenezer Mitchell
Benjaman Thos Mitchell, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexBenjaman Thos Mitchell
Beatrice Anna Mitchell, F, Daughter, age 5 months, born Rotherfield, SussexBeatrice Anna Mitchell
Charlotte E. Wood, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation General Domestic ServantCharlotte E. Wood

2nd Apr 1911CensusCharles Lawrence, M, Head, married, age 65, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerCharles Lawrence, farmerAdams Farm, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Lawrence, F, Wife, married 40 years, age 59, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Lawrence
George Lawrence, M, Son, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: fireman, railway companyGeorge Lawrence
Sophia Lawrence, F, Daughter-in-Law, married 9 years, age 31, born SurreySophia Lawrence
Charles Lawrence, M, Visitor, single, age 9, born Crowborough, SussexCharles Lawrence
Doris Lawrence, F, Granddaughter, single, age 3, born Eastbourne, SussexDoris Lawrence
Lilian Lawrence, F, Grandchild, single, age 2, born Eastbourne, SussexLilian Lawrence
Earnest Lawrence, M, Grandson, age 10 months, born Eastbourne, SussexEarnest Lawrence

1928Borowe or Manor of Alchorne in 1560Borowe or Manor of Alchorne in 1560 by Mr Chapman and Catherine PulleinAdams FarmPullein's Rotherfield

2001TodayAdams Farm

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