The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 161
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 253

Historical records

1296Occupation OwnerRalph GrubbeGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1597FreeholderJohn SaxbiesGrubbsBuckhurst Terrier
John Saxbies holds by deed tenement and land called Grubbs, 16 acres; bounds:-
  • Lord Buckhurst's Dales wood to the North and East,
  • the forest of Ashdown, to the South and West
Rent 5s. 5d.

1663Occupation TenantThomas MedhurstGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1714Occupation TenantJohn BourneGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1722Occupation TenantSolomon NeeveGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1738Occupation TenantJames OvendenGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1773Occupation TenantThomas WaghornGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1799Occupation TenantJohn HallGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1825Occupation TenantF.C. ChappellGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

c 1825North of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodGrubs Farm

1838CensusHead; occupation: gentlemanThornton Brown, gentlemanGrubbs Farm1838 Census
Crowborough Warren and Lye Green, Sussex

1838Occupation TenantThornton BrownGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Hallett, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas HallettGrubbs Farm1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Hallett, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Hallett
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Hallett, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29, born SussexMary Hallett
6th Jun 1841CensusObadiah Hallett, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexObadiah Hallett
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Tidy, M, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation LabourerEdward Tidy

1843Occupation TenantJames TaylorGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEdward Fuller, farm labourerGrubbs Farm1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeSarah Fuller
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter-in-law; occupation: dressmakerAnn Foster

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: carpenterJohn Edwards, carpenterGrubbs Farm1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMaria E. Hobbs [Edwards] [Box]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarJane Anne Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarHarriett Eliza Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterMary Frances Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterAlice Elizabeth Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusNiece; occupation: scholarAgnes Geer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gardenerJohn Hubbard Harden, gardenerLittle Grubbs1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterAnn H. Harding
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarCharles Harding, coach maker

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gardenerJames Killick, gardenerLittle Grubbs1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Killick [Field]
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitor; occupation: scholarGeorge Fry

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 1 person; occupation: farmerWilliam Killick, farmerLittle Grubbs1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Killick [Hall]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarJohn Killick, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarMary Jane Killick
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarEliza Killick
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterAnn Killick
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterElizabeth Killick
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm LabourerEdward Walter, farm labourer

c 1875Five-hundred Acre Wood, Friars Gate & Mardens Hill, Ashdown Forest - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyGrubbs Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Heasman, M, Head, married, age 38, born Withyham, employs 1 boy; occupation: farmerWilliam Heasman, farmerGrubb Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmma Heasman, F, Wife, married, age 36, born SomersetEmma Heasman [Rowsell]
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Rowsell, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 79, born DevonElizabeth Rowsell

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Heasman, M, Head, married, age 48, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Heasman, farmerGrubbs Farm1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusEmma Heasman, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Chard, SomersetEmma Heasman [Rowsell]
5th Apr 1891CensusMatilda Hoath, F, Companion, age 16, born Withyham, SussexMatilda Hoath

5th Apr 1891CensusEllen A Cook, F, Head, single, age 39, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: living on own meansEllen A Cook, living on own meansGrubbs Farm1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusBetsy Cook, F, Sister, single, age 44, born Worth, Sussex; occupation: living on own meansBetsy Cook
5th Apr 1891CensusJames Cook, M, Brother, single, age 48, born Worth, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Cook

1893Occupation TenantWilliam HeasmanGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

c 1899Friar's Gate, Ashdown Forest - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyGrub's Farm

1901Occupation TenantWilliam Edwards, labourerGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

Dec 1910PurchasedWilliam Edwards, labourerGrubbs FarmAlan Beattie's records
Grubbs Farm, part of the Buckhurst Estate and rented out for 36 pounds sterling per annum, was auctioned on the 13th/14th December 1910 and bought by the tenant William Edwards for 700 pounds sterling.

2nd Apr 1911CensusWilliam Edwards, M, Head, widower and was married 5 years, age 47, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Edwards, farmerGrubbs Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusAlbert C. Edwards, M, Son, single, age 17, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: working on farmAlbert C. Edwards
2nd Apr 1911CensusEvelyn H. R. Edwards, F, Daughter, age 14, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: house workEvelyn H. R. Edwards
2nd Apr 1911CensusKathleen M. Edwards, F, Daughter, age 9, born Withyham, SussexKathleen M. Edwards
2nd Apr 1911CensusElizabeth Edwards, F, Niece, single, age 29, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth Edwards
2nd Apr 1911CensusAmy G. Edwards, F, Grand niece, age 3, born Withyham, SussexAmy G. Edwards

2nd Apr 1911CensusAmos Marden, M, Head, single, age 60, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: gardenerAmos Marden, gardenerGrubbs Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex

2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Hurt, M, Head, married, age 46, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: carter on farmJohn Hurt, carter on farmGrubbs Farm, Mardens Hill1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusThomas Jarvis, M, single, age 58, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: stone dresser for buildingThomas Jarvis

1928DeathWilliam Edwards, labourerGrubbs FarmAlan Beattie's records

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