The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 263

Historical records

26th Feb 1839Steel Cross, East of Crowborough - 1839Joseph Skilton (occupier) and Robert Foreman (owner)Joseph Skilton, bricklayerHomestead, Buildings (0 acres 2 roods 11 perches) plot 1871Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusJoseph Skilton, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation FarmerJoseph Skilton, bricklayerSteel Cross [Steel Cross House]1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Louisa Skilton, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexLouisa Burr Skilton [Miles]
Caroline Skilton, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexFrances Caroline Skilton
George Skilton, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexGeorge Edwards Skilton
Phoebe Skilton, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexPhoebe Skilton
J. Skilton, M, age 10, born SussexLouisa Burr Miles Skilton
Louisa Skilton, F, [Granddaughter], age 1, born SussexLouisa Skilton
Michael Holmwood, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantMichael Holmwood, farmer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: thatcherCharles Taylor, thatcherSteel Cross [Steel Cross House]1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Son [1st marriage]Charles Thomas Taylor
Daughter [1st marriage]Helen Taylor
WifeMary Taylor [Baker]
Son; occupation: scholarWilliam Taylor
DaughterAnn Goble [Taylor]
Stepdaughter; occupation: scholarEmily Baker

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Marchant, farmerSteel Cross [Steel Cross House]1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Marchant [Kenward]
DaughterHannah Marchant

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerDavid Taylor Dadswell, gamekeeper and farm labourerSteel Cross [Steel Cross House]1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Ann Dadswell [Wickenden]
Son; occupation: scholarWilliam Wickenden Dadswell, master shoe maker
Son; occupation: scholarDavid Taylor Dadswell, master grocer
DaughterHarriet Wickens Styles [Dadswell]
Servant, occupation: general servantEunice Christiana Cornwell

7th Apr 1861CensusAlfred Earle, M, Head, single, age 37, born Hull, Yorkshire; occupation: landed proprietorAlfred Earle, landed proprietorSteel Cross House1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Filtness, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantSarah Filtness
Harriet Dadswell, F, Servant, single, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantHarriet Wickens Styles [Dadswell]

7th Apr 1861CensusDavid Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeperDavid Taylor Dadswell, gamekeeper and farm labourerSteel Cross House1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Ann Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ann Dadswell [Wickenden]
Alfred Dadswell, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred Edward Dadswell, journeyman butcher
Frank Dadswell, M, Son, age 3m, born Rotherfield, SussexFrank Dadswell

7th Apr 1861CensusAndrew Fenner, M, Head, married, age 48, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: blacksmithAndrew Fenner, master blacksmithSteel Cross House1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ellen Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Fenner [Lockyer]
Andrew Fenner, M, Son, single, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAndrew Fenner, blacksmith
John Simon Peter Fenner, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Simon Peter Fenner, master blacksmith
Martha Fenner, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexMartha Mackellow [Fenner]
Labe Mary Fenner, F, Daughter, age 4d, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Fenner

7th Apr 1861CensusCharles Taylor, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerCharles Taylor, thatcherSteel Cross House1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Taylor [Baker]
Emily Taylor, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Frant, SussexHelen Taylor
Michl Taylor, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerMichael Taylor, thatcher
William Taylor, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Taylor
Ann Taylor, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAnn Goble [Taylor]

2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Arthur Musgrave, M, Head, married, age 27, born Monks Riseborough, Buckinghamshire; occupation: landownerGeorge Arthur Musgrave, landownerSteel Cross House1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Theresa Musgrave, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Barnstaple, DevonTheresa Musgrave
Henry Arthur Fitzherbert Musgrave, M, Son, age 1, born Horsham, SussexHenry Arthur Fitzherbert Musgrave
Theresa Henreatta Musgrave, F, Daughter, age 2, born Hillingdon, MiddlesexTheresa Henreatta Musgrave
Sarah Watkins, F, Nurse, widowed, age 48, born Ellisfield, Hampshire; occupation: domestic nurseSarah Watkins
Hannah A Wright, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Sedesford, Norfolk; occupation: domestic undernurseHannah A. Wright
Sela Stradwick, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Crawley, Sussex; occupation: domestic cookSela Stradwick
Elizabeth Payne, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Crawley, Sussex; occupation: domestic housemaidElizabeth Payne
William Hurst, M, Servant, single, age 23, born Kilburn, Middlesex; occupation: domestic butlerWilliam Hurst

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward W. Hammond, M, Head, married, age 49, born YorkshireEdward W. HammondSteel Cross House1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Hammond, F, Wife, married, age 46, born YorkshireMary Hammond
Fanny Rose, F, Serv, single, age 23, born Hampshire; occupation CookFanny Rose
Caroline Chadbon, F, Serv, single, age 20, born Lambeth, occupation: housemaidCaroline Chadbon

1882Directory entryHammond Edwd. Wm., Steel Cross houseSteel Cross houseKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge H Malteau, M, Head, married, age 44, born Naturalised British Subject, France; occupation: living on own meansGeorge H Malteau, living on own meansSteel Cross House1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Alice M Malteau, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Smalley, DerbyshireAlice M Malteau
Eleanor Malteau, F, Niece, age 11, born St. Helier, JerseyEleanor Malteau
Annie Sales, F, Servant, single, age 39, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: cookAnnie Sales
Maggie Griffiths, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Dwygyfylel, Wales; occupation: parlourmaidMaggie Griffiths
Mabel Card, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: housemaidMabel Card

5th Apr 1891CensusMichael Taylor, M, Head, married, age 50, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: thatcherMichael Taylor, thatcherSteel Cross House1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Charlott Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Newick, SussexCharlotte Taylor [Martin]
Mary Taylor, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Taylor

c 1899Steel Cross, East of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveySteel Cross House

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