The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
St. John's School  St. John's School Lane  Crowborough Town  Crowborough  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1985Crowborough - The Growth of a Wealden Town by Malcolm Payne ⇒ p. 97

Historical records

1839Historyschool, and schoolmaster's houseSutton's Historical Notes
St John's Church (which was erected bt the De La Warr family) was consecrated in the year 1839. It is an exact copy of the church built by John Henry Newman at Littlemore, near Oxford. Until 1872 the services were performed by a resident curate, and during this time a parsonage, school, and schoolmaster's house were built.

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Cripps, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex, occupation: school masterThomas Cripps, school masterSt Johns1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Jane Cripps, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexJane Cripps
George Saxby, M, age 3, born SussexGeorge Saxby
Charles Harman, M, age 9, born SussexCharles Harman
Hannah Conner, F, age 9, born SussexHannah Conner
Harriett Latter, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantHarriett Latter

c 1850HistoryschoolSutton's Historical Notes
A school was erected at St John's, Crowborough about fifty years ago with accommodation for ninety-two children, and it was enlarged in the year 1873

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: national school masterRichard MartinSt. John's School House1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Wife; occupation: national school mistressAnna Martin
Son; occupation: scholarCharles E. Martin
Son; occupation: scholarHenry W. Martin
Son; occupation: scholarFrederic Martin
SonAlbert Martin
SonGeorge John Martin
Mother, widowed; occupation: visitorHannah Martin [Peckham]
Sister; occupation: general servantHenrietta Martin

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation curate of withyhamReverend George Antrobus, curate of withyhamSt. John's School House1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex

1867Directory entrySt. John's SchoolPost Office Directory
St. John's School, Crowborough, Samuel Reader, master; Mrs. Reader, mistress

1874Directory entrySt. John's SchoolPost Office Directory
St. John's School, Crowborough, Samuel Reader, master; Mrs. Reader, mistress

c 1875Crowbrough Town, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyNational School

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Webb, M, Head, married, age 28, born Marden; occupation School teacherHenry WebbSchool House1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Rachel Webb, F, Wife, married, age 35, born London; occupation School teacherRachel Webb

1882Directory entrySt. John's SchoolKelly's Directory
St. John's School, Crowborough (mixed), built in 1840, for 140 children; average attendance 136 & supported by a government grant & private subscriptions; Henry Webb, master; Mrs. Webb, mistress

c 1899Crowborough Town, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveySchool

2001TodaySt Johns Church School

The Weald is at  Database version 13.5 which has ongoing updates to the 393,081 people; 9,000 places; 613 maps; 3,308 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 247 books loaded in the previous version

Fasthosts web site  
British Libarary  
High Weald  
Sussex Family History Group  
Sussex Record Society  
Sussex Archaeological Society  
Kent Archaeological Society  
Mid Kent Marriages  
Genes Reunited  
International Genealogical Index  
National Archives  

of the