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Chillys [als Chillies] Farm  Chillies Lane    Crowborough  

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

Historical records

c 1595Buckhurst Terrier - Newnham Park - c 1595Buckhurst Terrier - Newnham ParkBuckhurst Terrier

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

c 1825Highhurst Wood, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodChillies Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Parriss, M, Head, age 37, born Sussex; occupation FarmerJohn ParrisChillys Farm1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusCatherine Parriss, F, [Wife], age 43, born SussexKatherine Parris [Collins]
6th Jun 1841CensusStanton Collins, M, [Visitor], age 15 to 19, born SussexStanton Collins
6th Jun 1841CensusEliza Bedwell, F, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantEliza Bedwell
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Brown, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Brown
6th Jun 1841CensusStephen Brown, M, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: servantStephen Brown
6th Jun 1841CensusAmos Parker, M, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantAmos Parker, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 8 people; occupation FarmerJohn ParrisChillys Farm1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeKatherine Parris [Collins]
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation HOUSE SERVANTElizabeth Sweetman
30th Mar 1851CensusServant, occupation: farm labourerEdward Baldock, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: carter and farm labourerWilliam Bishop

1867Directory entryParris John, farmer, Chilley's farmChilley's farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entrySamuda Jsph. D'Aguilar, M.P., at 7 Gloucester square, London W; & and ChilliesChilliesPost Office Directory
Chillies is the seat of J. D'A. Samuda esq., M.P.

1874Directory entryBaker William, farm bailiff to J. D'A. Samuda, esq., M.P., The ChilliesThe ChilliesPost Office Directory

c 1875Barnsgate, Herons Ghyll, Chillies & Grovehurst, South West of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyChillies

1879RecollectionsStephen Brown, farm labourerChilliesAshdown 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:

Brown, Stephen. 64, about. Born and lived all his life in Buxted Parish. When I was about 10 years old I went to work for Mr. Holder who had a farm of about 6 acres adjoining Sleeches and now occupied by George Bishop (Veness owner) for 2 or 3 years.

Then I worked for Mr. Stapley at Sleeches about a year. Sometime before I was 20 I went to service with Mr. Winter at Shadwell Farm (Saundas property) for 5 years. Then I went to Mr. W. Manktelow at Renold Farm, Rotherfield 1 1/2 years, then to Mr. Widenden at the Ragged Dog Farm near Boweshead, Rotherfield 1/2 year, then to Mr. John Paris at Chillies Farm, Buxted, 1 1/2 years then I got married. Some time after I went to work for Mr. John Dival at Hartwood Mill Farm, about 100 acres (which belonged to Mrs Woodward) 12 years. Then I worked on the Uckfield Railway 3 or 4 months. Then for Mr. Robert Wilson of Stroods 7 years, then for Mr. Saunders at Chillies for the last 10 years.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Sives, M, Head, married, age 33, born Staffordshire, employs 9 men and 2 boys; occupation FarmerCharles SivesChileys Farm1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriet Sives, F, Wife, married, age 28, born StaffordshireHarriet Sives
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Ashton, F, Servant, single, age 16, born East Peckham; occupation servantSarah Ashton
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn A. Sives, M, Son, age 7, born Staffordshire; occupation ScholarJohn A. Sives
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Sives, M, Son, age 6, born Staffordshire; occupation ScholarCharles Sives
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary A. Sives, F, Daughter, age 4, born BuxtedMary A. Sives
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Sives, F, Daughter, age 3, born BuxtedFanny Sives
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriet A. Sives, F, Daughter, age 2, born BuxtedHarriet A. Sives
3rd Apr 1881CensusKate Sives, F, Daughter, age 6 m, born BuxtedKate Sives

1882Directory entrySamuda Joseph D'Aguilar D.L., J.P., ChilliesChilliesKelly's Directory
Chillies is the seat of Joseph D'Aguilar Samuda esq. D.L., J.P.

1882Directory entryWordley Oswald George, farm bailiff to J. D. A. Samuda esq., The ChilliesThe ChilliesKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryBest, Edwin, farmer, ChilliesChilliesBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryHolmwood, John, Chillies estateChillies estateBrooker's Guide

5th Apr 1891CensusEdwin Best, M, Head, married, age 49, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farmerEdwin Best, farmerChillies Farm1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Best, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Buxted, SussexMary Best [Moon]
5th Apr 1891CensusRhoda Best, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterRhoda Best
5th Apr 1891CensusEdwin Best, M, Son, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonEdwin Best
5th Apr 1891CensusNaomi E Best, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonNaomi E. Best
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Ann Best, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonMary Ann Best
5th Apr 1891CensusGrace Best, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarGrace Best
5th Apr 1891CensusCrosby Best, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarCicely (Crosby) Best
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Best, M, Son, single, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexJohn Best
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Best, M, Son, single, age 3, born Buxted, SussexWilliam Best
5th Apr 1891CensusFanny Best, F, Daughter-in-law, married, age 21, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: assists at homeFanny Best
5th Apr 1891CensusEdwin Best, M, Grandson, single, age 4 months, born Buxted, SussexEdwin Best

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Langridge, M, Head, married, age 54, born Mereworth, Kent; occupation: shipbrokerHenry Langridge, shipbrokerChillies Farm1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusFlora Jane Langridge, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Heartree, DevonFlora Jane Langridge [Pope]
5th Apr 1891CensusArthur B Langridge, M, Son, single, age 25, born London, Middlesex; occupation: barrister at lawArthur B Langridge
5th Apr 1891CensusWinfred M Langridge, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Cheam, SurreyWinfred M Langridge

13th Aug 1911BirthFrank MartenChillies FarmJudith Parr's records

2001TodayChillies Farm House

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