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1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 28

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c 1875Crowborough Beacon Road, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyThe Beacon

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Turner, M, Head, married, age 32, born Rotherfield; occupation GardenerGeorge TurnerBeacon1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary J. Turner, F, Wife, married, age 30, born WithyhamMary Jane Turner [Fermor]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilhelmina Turner, F, Daughter, age 8, born Withyham; occupation ScholarWilhelmina Butler [Turner]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam H. Turner, M, Son, age 6, born Buxted; occupation ScholarWilliam Henry Turner
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhoebe E. Turner, F, Daughter, age 4, born Buxted; occupation ScholarPhoebe Elizabeth Turner
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrances M. Turner, F, Daughter, age 1, born BuxtedFrances M. Turner
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Fermor, F, Mother In Law, widowed, age 76, born WithyhamAnn Fermor [Thompsett]

3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Fermor, F, Head, widowed, age 50, born FramfieldJane Fermor [Eade]Beacon1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusFredrica J. Fermor, F, Daughter, age 6, born Withyham; occupation: scholarFrederica Jane Fermor
3rd Apr 1881CensusDavid Cade, M, Nephew, single, age 25, born Uckfield, occupation: farm labourerDavid Cade

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Ramsbotham, M, Head, married, age 38, born Isle of Wight; occupation Retired Lieutenant in the Royal NavyThomas RamsbothamBleak House1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgnes M. Ramsbotham, F, Wife, married, age 35, born DurhamAgnes Mary Ramsbotham
3rd Apr 1881CensusGertrude A. Ramsbotham, F, Daughter, age 7, born Withyham; occupation ScholarGertrude Alice Ramsbotham
3rd Apr 1881CensusGodfrey Ramsbotham, M, Son, age 5, born BuxtedGodfrey George Ramsbotham
3rd Apr 1881CensusHelen M. Ramsbotham, F, Daughter, age 1, born BuxtedHelen M. Ramsbotham
3rd Apr 1881CensusRuth A. Scrace, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Lewes; occupation CookRuth A. Scrace
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Bean, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Isfield, occupation: housemaidFanny Bean
3rd Apr 1881CensusAmelia E. Simpson, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Hampshire; occupation NurseAmelia E. Simpson

3rd Apr 1881CensusCornelia Satter, F, Head, widowed, age 46, born Tonbridge; occupation Plumber and painterCornelia SatterBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Satter, M, Son, single, age 24, born Frant; occupation Plumber and painterWilliam Satter
3rd Apr 1881CensusEarnest Satter, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation Plumber and painterEarnest Satter
3rd Apr 1881CensusHelena Satter, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born RotherfieldHelena Satter
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Satter, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarEmily Satter
3rd Apr 1881CensusKate Satter, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarKate Satter
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Satter, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarThomas Satter
3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter Satter, M, Nephew, age 11, born Frant; occupation ScholarWalter Satter
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Satter, M, Brother, single, age 44, born Frant; occupation Plumber JourneymanWilliam Satter

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephan Wheatley, M, Head, married, age 55, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerStephen Wheatley, agricultural labourerBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Wheatley, F, Wife, married, age 46, born RotherfieldEmily Elizabeth Wheatley [Luxford]
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Wheatley, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Wheatley, groom and coachman
3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Wheatley, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerStephen Henry Wheatley, groom and coachman
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Wheatley, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarJohn Wheatley, coachman
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarSarah Cornelia Farmer [Wheatley]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEsther Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 9, born Buxted; occupation ScholarEsther Ann Parrett [Wheatley]
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Wheatley, M, Son, age 1, born RotherfieldThomas Henry Wheatley, groom and coachman

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Homewood, M, Head, married, age 76, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Holmwood, farmer and innkeeperBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Homewood, F, Wife, married, age 66, born BuxtedElizabeth Homewood
3rd Apr 1881CensusJonathan Homewood, M, Son, single, age 25, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJonathan Homewood, labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Beard, M, Head, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, employs 1 man, occupation: carpenterGeorge John Duval BeardBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Beard, F, Wife, married, age 37, born RotherfieldEliza Beard [Wickens] [Marchant]
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Wickens, M, Son, age 13, born RotherfieldThomas Wickens
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Wickens, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hampshire; occupation ScholarMary Ann Wickens
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Beard, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholarJane Eliza Beard
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Beard, F, Daughter, age 3, born RotherfieldEliza Eleanor Beard

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Smith, M, Head, married, age 48, born Waldron; occupation Farmer and butcherJohn SmithBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Smith, F, Wife, married, age 43, born WaldronEmily Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Smith, M, Son, single, age 18, born WaldronWilliam Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Smith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Waldron; occupation ScholarSarah Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusRowland Smith, M, Son, age 8, born Waldron; occupation ScholarRowland Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Smith, M, Son, age 6, born Waldron; occupation ScholarGeorge Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Smith, F, Son, age 4, born Waldron; occupation ScholarHenry Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusTanny Smith, F, Daughter, age 2, born WaldronTanny Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Smith, M, Son, married, age 23, born Waldron; occupation VisitorSamuel Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusJulia Smith, F, Sons Wife, married, age 19, born Heathfield; occupation ScholarJulia Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusBesie Smith, F, Sons Daughter, age 11 m, born HeathfieldBesie Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Bassett, M, Head, married, age 72, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm LabourerJames Bassett, farmer and beerhouse keeperBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusLeah Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 67, born RotherfieldLeah Bassett [Taylor]
3rd Apr 1881CensusHumphry Bassett, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm LabourerHumphry Bassett
3rd Apr 1881CensusJulia Bassett, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarJulia Bassett
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred A. Bassett, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarAlfred Amos Bassett, builder's labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Chapman, M, Nephew, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, occupation: farm labourerThomas Chapman
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Taylor, M, Brother, married, age 69, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerEdward Taylor

3rd Apr 1881CensusCathline J.A. Tester, F, Head, widowed, age 35, born RotherfieldCathline J.A. TesterBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames H. Tester, M, Son, single, age 17, born Hartfield; occupation Farm labourerJames H. Tester
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge F. Tester, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerGeorge F. Tester

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Fermor, M, Head, married, age 43, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourerHenry Fermor, farm labourerBeacon1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Fermor, F, Wife, married, age 34, born WithyhamEliza Fermor [Pilbeam]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Fermor, M, Son, age 14, born Withyham; occupation: scholarWilliam Fermor
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Jane Fermor, M, Daughter, age 12, born Withyham; occupation: scholarMary Jane Fermor
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Fermor, F, Daughter, age 10, born Withyham; occupation: scholarEliza Fermor
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenery Fermor, M, Son, age 9, born Withyham; occupation: scholarHenry Fermor
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdith Lizzie Fermor, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarEdith Lizzie Fermor

1882Directory entryRamsbotham Thomas, The BeaconThomas RamsbothamThe BeaconKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryRamsbotham, T., The Beacon, CrowboroughThomas RamsbothamThe Beacon, CrowboroughBrooker's Guide

1890HistoryBeacon HouseFirmin's Guide

On the Beacon Road, near what is now the entrance to the Warren, stood a small house called Beacon House, containing about six rooms. It belonged to Sir J. Shelley, Bart., and was occupied by a small farmer. There was also the old Mill House, near the mill, on the road to the Cross; and where Prospect House now stands formerly stood a farmhouse. Between this and the Cross was a small wood and a cottage. On the other side, standing back from the road, was a small inn, which has now developed into the larger building of the Red Cross Inn. There were two small shops at the Cross, the larger of the two occupying the site of the present Post Office; the other, on the opposite side, where now the London House stands, was a very small shop, at which were sold herrings, snuff, candles, tobacco, bread, and sweets. Upon these sweets the good dame who kept the shop invariably impressed her snuffy thumb, thus imparting to them a flavour alien to that with which those sugary temptations usually delight the palate. But this, though not thoroughly relished, was not sufficient to restrain the longing child from investing its mite in the purchase of the luscious confection.

A blacksmith's forge existed near the site of the present one, but without a cottage or house attached to it.

Between the present Post Office and Pilmer Lane was a small plantation of trees called a "shaw."

There were no buildings or cottages in this lane, but at the further end of it stood a cottage called Pilmer House, and here the Pilmer Wood commenced.

Going back to the Cross, on the spot where the villa called Fern Bank has been erected stood a small house or cottage, and from this up to the mill on the Beacon Road the ground was covered by a wood called Mill Wood.

The road leading from the Cross towards White Hill was and is still known as the Roundabout Road. The only building by the side of this road was a cottage, which stood on the site of the one now occupied by Mr. Sands, and called Postern Cottage.


5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Jenner, M, Head, married, age 40, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenterGeorge Jenner, carpenterBeacon Hill1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusEmily Jenner, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Withyham, SussexEmily Jenner [Best]
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Jenner, M, Son, single, age 13, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: errand boyGeorge Thomas Jenner
5th Apr 1891CensusAnnie Jenner, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born Hartfield, SussexAnnie Alice Jenner
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Jenner, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 51, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: laundressMary Jenner

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Turner, M, Head, married, age 41, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation GardenerGeorge TurnerBeacon Hill1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Turner, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Withyham, SussexMary Jane Turner [Fermor]
5th Apr 1891CensusWilhelmina Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation General Domestic ServantWilhelmina Butler [Turner]
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Turner, M, Son, single, age 16, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation CarpenterWilliam Henry Turner
5th Apr 1891CensusFrances Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation ScholarFrances M. Turner
5th Apr 1891CensusAmelia Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation ScholarAmelia Turner
5th Apr 1891CensusMabel Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation ScholarMabel Turner
5th Apr 1891CensusWilhelmina Lang, F, Cousin, widowed, age 63, born London, Middlesex; occupation: living on own meansWilhelmina Lang

5th Apr 1891CensusDavid Peerless, M, Head, married, age 65, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Pork ButcherDavid PeerlessThe Beacon1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusCaroline Peerless, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Keymer, SussexCaroline Peerless [Harland]
5th Apr 1891CensusEmma Peerless, F, Daughter, single, age 31, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Assists at homeEmma Peerless
5th Apr 1891CensusDaisey Peerless, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Assists at homeDaisey Peerless

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Boulter, M, Head, married, age 49, born Litchfield, Hampshire, occupation: general labourerWilliam Boulter, general labourerThe Beacon1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMartha F Boulter, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Maresfield, Sussex, occupation: dressmakerMartha F Boulter
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge John Boulter, M, Son, single, age 21, born Brighton, SussexGeorge John Boulter

5th Apr 1891CensusErnest Latter, M, Head, single, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: plumberErnest Latter, plumberThe Beacon1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Latter, M, Brother, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenter's apprenticeThomas Latter
5th Apr 1891CensusKate Latter, F, Sister, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, SussexKate Latter
5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Paine, M, Brother[-in-law], married, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: painterCharles Paine
5th Apr 1891CensusAnnie Paine, F, Sister, married, age 32, born Tunbridge Wells, KentAnnie Paine
5th Apr 1891CensusMark Paine, M, Nephew, single, age 7, born Rotherfield, SussexMark Paine
5th Apr 1891CensusEmily Paine, F, Niece, single, age 3, born Crawley, SussexEmily Paine

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Taylor, M, Head, married, age 57, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerHenry Edmund TaylorThe Beacon1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusFrances Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, SussexFrances Taylor [Pilbeam]
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Taylor, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerJohn Taylor

5th Apr 1891CensusStephen Wheatley, M, Head, married, age 67, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerStephen Wheatley, agricultural labourerThe Beacon1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusEmma Wheatley, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Elizabeth Wheatley [Luxford]
5th Apr 1891CensusAlice Wheatley, F, Granddaughter, single, age 9, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Wheatley
5th Apr 1891CensusTommy Wheatley, M, Grandson, single, age 11, born Rotherfield, SussexTommy Wheatley

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Homewood, M, Head, widowed, age 83, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam Holmwood, farmer and innkeeperThe Beacon1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusJane Mepham, F, Servant, single, age 90, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation HousekeeperJane Mepham

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Beard, M, Head, married, age 44, born Rotherfield, Sussex, occupation: carpenterGeorge Beard, carpenterThe Beacon1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusEliza Beard, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Beard
5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Beard, M, Son, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex, occupation: carpenterThomas Beard
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Ann Beard, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Portsmouth, HampshireMary Ann Beard
5th Apr 1891CensusJone Beard, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, SussexJone Beard
5th Apr 1891CensusEliza Beard, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Beard
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