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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; p. 161

Historical records

1800Occupation TenantWilliam NeveMoorlandsSutton's Historical Notes

1838CensusHead; occupation: farmerJunior Avis, farmerMoors Farm1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Hoath, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Springate Hoath, farmerOld Moore House1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Ann Hoath, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexAnn Hoath [Ovenden]
Harriett Hoath, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexHarriett Chapman [Hoath]
Henry Hoath, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexHenry Hoath, licensed victualler
Sophia Hoath, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexSophia Wallis [Hoath]
Samuel Hoath, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexSamuel Springate Hoath
Edward Hoath, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexEdward Alfred Hoath, wood dealer and farmer

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Boarer, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Boarer, farmerOld Moore House1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Eliza Boarer, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexEliza Boarer [Hoath]
Edward Boarer, M, [Son], age 3 months, born SussexEdward Borer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: shoe maker journeymanWilliam Hoath, shoe maker journeymanOld Moore1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeOlive Hoath [Bassett]
DaughterOlive Goodhall [Hoath]
Daughter; occupation: scholarAmy (Emma) Adams [Hoath]
Son; occupation: scholarJames Hoath
Son; occupation: scholarCrispin Hoath, farm labourer
SonAmos Hoath
DaughterElizabeth Caroline Hoath
DaughterEliza Hoath
SonThomas Hoath

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farmerJohn Springate Hoath, farmerOld Moore1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeAnn Hoath [Ovenden]
Son; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Hoath, farm labourer
Son; occupation: farm labourerHenry Hoath, licensed victualler
Son; occupation: scholarEdward Alfred Hoath, wood dealer and farmer

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 SurveyMoorlands

1879RecollectionsWilliam Hoath, shoe maker journeymanOld MoorAshdown 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:

Hoath, William. Living at Old Moor (3 acres), Withyham, some part held of Duddleswell. Came to live here as a child in 1815. Father bought the place. I have lived here till the present, except from the age of 18 to 37 when I lived in the adjoining parish of Rotherfield. My Father lived here during that time and I was often here. We have had litter and turf from Ashdown Forest regularly since 1815 to the present time to my own knowledge. I have occasionally cut myself but we have generally employed someone else to cut. We have also turned out something every year, sometimes a cow or 2 or 3 sometimes young things. My brother turned out sheep while he lived here.

Stone, Hall and Simpson of Tunbridge Wells represent the owner. The name is Old Moor.


5th Apr 1891CensusEdward A Hoath, M, Head, married, age 52, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmer and hoop merchantEdward Alfred Hoath, wood dealer and farmerMoorlands1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Lydia Hoath, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Withyham, SussexLydia Hoath [Neve]
Harriet Hoath, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Withyham, SussexHarriet Wallis [Hoath]
Alfred Hoath, M, Son, single, age 26, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonAlfred Edward Hoath
Kate Hoath, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Withyham, SussexKate Hoath
Edwin Hoath, M, Son, single, age 18, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonEdwin Hoath
Gertrude L Hoath, F, Daughter, age 14, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarGertrude Lydia Hoath
Emily G Hoath, F, Daughter, age 12, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmily Hoath
Albert S Hoath, M, Son, age 8, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlbert Springett Hoath

2nd Apr 1911CensusAlfred Hoath, M, Head, married, age 72, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmerAlfred Hoath, farmerMoorelands, Friars Gate1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Lydia Hoath, F, Wife, married 50 years, age 74, born Withyham, SussexLydia Hoath
Matilda Hoath, F, Daughter, single, age 36, born Withyham, SussexMatilda Hoath
Albert Hoath, M, Son, single, age 28, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmer's son working on farmAlbert Hoath
Kathleen Burfoot, F, Visitor, age 9, born Arlington, SussexKathleen Burfoot

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