The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Historical records

1597FreeholderJohn Alchorne, of AdamsHighbroomeBuckhurst Terrier
John Alchorne holds by deed Highbroome, bounds:-
  • Crowbarrow to the North
  • John Butcher's Kent land and Downefeild to the East
  • Queens highway Stone Cross to Court Gate to the South
  • Perryman's to the West
Rent 7s for Sweethawes, Birchett, Kidders Meade and Highbroome

26th Feb 1839Stone Cross & Walshes, South of Crowborough - 1839William Barton (occupier) and William Thorpe (owner)Wood Mansion and Pleasure Ground Wood (5 acres 0 roods 12 perches) plot 3901Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Sharp, M, Head, age 41; occupation IndependentWilliam SharpHigh Broom1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Ann Sharp, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34Mary Ann Sharp
6th Jun 1841CensusTom Sharp, M, [Son], age 12Tom Sharp
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Pearson, F, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation ServantSarah Pearson
6th Jun 1841CensusPhilles Turner, F, age 16, born Sussex; occupation: servantPhilly Curtis [Turner]
6th Jun 1841CensusJno Dadswell, M, age 16, born Sussex; occupation: servantJohn Dodswell

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas B Ashford, M, Head, married, age 30, born Sproughton, Suffolk; occupation: farmer of 91 acres employing 2 men an 1 boyThomas B. Ashford, farmerHigh Broom1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusHenrietta Ashford, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Wivenhoe, EssexHenrietta Ashford
7th Apr 1861CensusHenrietta C Ashford, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexHenrietta C. Ashford
7th Apr 1861CensusCharlotte Wickens, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantCharlotte Wickens

1867Directory entryMontizuma, -, esq., HighbroomHighbroomPost Office Directory

c 1875Stone Cross & Walshes, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyHigh Broom

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames L. Williams, M, Head, married, age 54, born Marylebone, employs 4 men; occupation Wine merchant, Landowner and FarmerJames L. WilliamsHighbroom Villa1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnne Williams, F, Wife, married, age 31, born BerkshireAnne Williams
3rd Apr 1881CensusKate E. Williams, M, Daughter, single, age 22, born LondonKate E. Williams
3rd Apr 1881CensusEvelyn C. Williams, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born LondonEvelyn C. Williams
3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert J. Williams, M, Son, age 7, born London; occupation ScholarHerbert J. Williams
3rd Apr 1881CensusLilian M. Williams, F, Daughter, age 6, born London; occupation ScholarLilian M. Williams
3rd Apr 1881CensusBeatrice M. Williams, F, Daughter, age 3, born LondonBeatrice M. Williams
3rd Apr 1881CensusReginald Williams, M, Son, age 7 m, born RotherfieldReginald Williams
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Clark, F, Aunt, widowed, age 57, born NorthamptonshireMary Clark
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Duddridge, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Somerset; occupation: cookEliza Duddridge
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmma E. A. Lilley, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation: housemaidEmma E. A. Lilley
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriet A. Walter, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Buxted; occupation HousemaidHarriett Ann Walter

1882Directory entryWilliams James Samuel, HighbroomHighbroomKelly's Directory

1886ReflectionsHighbroomField and Hedgerow
'Here and there a house stands, as it seems, alone in the world on the Forest Ridge, thousands of acres of heather around, the deep weald underneath - as at Duddleswell, a look-out, as it were, over the earth. Forest Row, where they say the courtiers had their booths in ancient days; Forest Fold, Boar's-head Street, Greenwood Gate - all have a forest sound; and what prettier name could there be than Sweet-Haws? Greybirchet Wood again; Mossbarn, Highbroom, and so on. Outlying woods in every direction are fragments of the forest, you cannot get away from it; and look over whatever gate you will, there is always a view.'
extract from Buckhurst Park written by Richard Jefferies in 1886

1st Apr 1891Emma Sarah WolfeHigh Broom1891 Census

5th Apr 1891CensusEmma S. Wolfe, F, Head, single, age 56, born Marylebone, London; occupation Living on own meansEmma S. WolfeHighbroom House1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusCatherine Graham, F, Visitor, single, age 66, born Soho, London; occupation: living on own meansCatherine Graham
5th Apr 1891CensusAlexander H Donalson, M, Visitor, single, age 21, born Islington, London; occupation: medical studentAlexander H Donalson
5th Apr 1891CensusCaroline Lample, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Hythe, Kent; occupation: housemaidCaroline Lample
5th Apr 1891CensusMartha Hillier, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Stoke Newington, London; occupation: cookMartha Hillier
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Ann Sexton, F, Servant, single, age 68, born Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire; occupation: caretakerMary Ann Sexton
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Lilley, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Haywards Heath, Sussex; occupation: groomGeorge Lilley

c 1899Stone Cross & Walshes, South of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyHigh Broom

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry John Archer, M, Head, married, age 38, born High Ingar, Essex; occupation: chauffeurHenry John Archer, chauffeurDurham Place, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusCaroline Louisa Archer, F, Wife, married 12 years, age 33, born Faversham, KentCaroline Louisa Archer
2nd Apr 1911CensusStanley Henry Archer, M, Son, age 8, born Paddington, LondonStanley Henry Archer
2nd Apr 1911CensusHilda Joan Archer, F, Daughter, age 5, born Paddington, LondonHilda Joan Archer

2nd Apr 1911CensusJames Robert Forward, M, Head, married, age 31, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: gardenerJames Robert Forward, gardenerDurham Place, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusRoseina Jane Forward, F, Wife, married 4 years, age 27, born Brighton, SussexRoseina Jane Forward
2nd Apr 1911CensusGladys Roseina Effie Forward, F, Daughter, age 2, born Jarvis Brook, SussexGladys Roseina Effie Forward
2nd Apr 1911CensusLeslie James Forward, M, Son, age 1, born Jarvis Brook, SussexLeslie James Forward

2nd Apr 1911CensusFrederick J. Quintin, M, Head, married 3 years, age 53, born Goldington, Bedfordshire; occupation: private meansFrederick J. Quintin, private meansDurham Place, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusGertrude J. Quintin, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Cefn, BreconshireGertrude J. Quintin
2nd Apr 1911CensusJane Annie Giles, F, Servant, single, age 40, born Newtown, Cornwall; occupation: cookJane Annie Giles
2nd Apr 1911CensusLouie Mariner, M, Servant, single, age 29, born Nutbourne, Sussex; occupation: parlourmaidLouie Mariner
2nd Apr 1911CensusMaud Tutill, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Croydon, Surrey; occupation: housemaidMaud Tutill
2nd Apr 1911CensusCharlotte Gregory, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Crondall, Hampshire; occupation: lady's maidCharlotte Gregory
2nd Apr 1911CensusMinnie Coe, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Wimbush, Essex; occupation: house parlourmaidMinnie Coe
2nd Apr 1911CensusLizzie Kemp, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Rochester, Kent; occupation: kitchenmaidLizzie Kemp
2nd Apr 1911CensusGladys Diplock, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Burgess Hill; occupation: housemaidGladys Diplock

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