The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Allfreys [a.k.a. Alfeys, Alfords, Halfords] Farm  Redbridge Lane    Crowborough  
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1563HistoryAllfreysPullein's Rotherfield
Elizabethan Survey taken from the Duchy of Lancaster Miscellaneous Books (vol. 112) in the Public Record Office, the year being 6 Elizabeth (1563 and 1564)
"The Borroughe of Allchorne lying in the parishes of Retherfelde, Buxsted and Selmyston.
Surveyors. Robert Tye, Constable, Richard Vynall, John Burgeis, John Alchorne
They say upon their othes
The Boundaries of the said Borroughe
Beginneth in Retherfelde from the litell Hammerponde of Litell Boxted [Little Forge]. And from thence leading upp the Streame unto a long Ghyll from thence to Shotts [Shooters Cross now Burnt Oak] from thence Downe by a bridge to the Wysshe. And so from thence leading upp by a gyll to Allfreys, Kechyn [Ketches] and so from thence to Crowboroug ende from thence unto the lordes well [Lordswell] from the same well to Coker well and from thence to Toffethornes from thence to Blackpitt from thence to Stobbewell. And from thence leading to Hoodedyke. And so from thence leading down by Hoodes Gyll unto a hedge from thence to Kerye lane. And so from the said lane leading by a hedge to Pygred [Pickreed] lane. And so from thence to foresaid Hammerponde.
Memodm. That in the said Borroughe is a common lying in Retherfelde. The tenants whereof pay yerely unto Sir Richard Sackvyle Knight who is lord of the same - jd."

26th Feb 1839Sheep Plain, Alfays & High Broom, South of Crowborough - 1839John Holmwood (occupier) and James Salter (owner)John Holmwood, farmerHomestead, House and Buildings (0 acres 2 roods 37 perches) plot 3948Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Homewood, M, Head, age 51, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Holmwood, farmerHolfords [Allfreys]1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Homewood, F, [Wife], age 23, born SussexSarah Holmwood [Callow]
Robert Homewood, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexRobert Holmwood
George Homewood, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexGeorge Wigmore Holmwood
Alfred Homewood, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexAlfred Holmwood
Phebe Homewood, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexPhoebe Bishop [Holmwood]
Kitty Homewood, F, age 11, born Sussex; occupation: servantKitty Homewood

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farmerJohn Holmwood, farmerAllfreys [a.k.a. Alfords] Farm1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Holmwood [Callow]
SonGeorge Wigmore Holmwood
Daughter; occupation: scholarPhoebe Bishop [Holmwood]
Son; occupation: scholarJohn Holmwood, farm labourer
Daughter; occupation: scholarFrances Holmwood
Son; occupation: scholarRichard Holmwood

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Tasker, M, Head, married, age 63, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 19 acresJohn Tasker, farm labourerAlfords Farm1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Lucy Tasker, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Maresfield, SussexLucy Tasker [Ridley]
Sarah Tasker, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Dadswell [Tasker]
Ernest E Tasker, M, Grandson, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexErnest Eaton Tasker
Henry Tasker, M, Grandson, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHenry Tasker, farm labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Noakes, F, Head, widowed, age 74, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's widow (almswoman)Mary Noakes, farm labourer's widowHolford1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
George Noakes, M, Son, single, age 38, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Noakes

2nd Apr 1871CensusRichard Hobday, M, Head, married, age 63, born St Nicholas, Kent; occupation: farmer of 20 acresRichard Hobday, farmerHolford1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Hobday, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Minster, KentMary Hobday
John Hobday, M, Son, single, age 33, born St Nicholas, Kent; occupation: farmer's sonJohn Hobday

c 1875Sheep Plain, Alfays & High Broom, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyAlfays Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Smith, M, Head, single, age 37, born Rotherfield; occupation: farmerHenry Smith, farmerAlfris Farm1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Isabella Blunden, F, Aunt, widowed, age 58, born Buxted, occupation: housekeeperIsabella Blunden
Fany Smith, F, Neice, single, age 16, born LewesFanny Smith
John Guest, M, Servant, single, age 55, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerJohn Guest

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Smith, M, Head, single, age 47, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: farmerHenry Smith, farmerAlfreys Farm1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
James Smith, M, Son, age 7, born Crowborough, SussexJames Smith
Fanny A Smith, F, Housekeeper, age 27, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperFanny A Smith

c 1899Sheep Plain, Alfays & High Broom, South of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyAlfays Farm

2nd Apr 1911CensusJesse Taylor, M, Head, married, age 59, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerJesse Taylor, publicanAlfray's Farm, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Margaretter Taylor, F, Wife, married 35 years, age 58, born Maresfield, SussexMargaret Taylor [Horscraft]
Douglas Taylor, M, Son, single, age 27, born Lindfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's son working on farmDouglas Taylor

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

2001TodayAllfreys Cottage

2001TodayAllfreys Farm

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