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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1835The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by Thomas Walker Horsfield, F.S.A.p. 388
1868Notes on East Grinstead by J. C. Stenning ⇒ p. 142
1906The History of East Grinstead by Wallace Henry Hillsp. 120

Historical records

c 1606HistoryBrockhurstHorsfield's Sussex
3rd James I. an inquisition was taken at Horsham, the jury found that John Leedes, Esq., died 7th February last, seized, inter alia, of the manor of Brockhurst, holden of the manor of Sheffield Grenestede, by fealty, and 4d. rent yearly ; that Sir Thomas Leedes, K.B., was his son and heir, then aged 40 years.

c 1795East Grinstead, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBrockhurst Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Simmons, M, Head, age 47, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJohn SimmonsBrookhurst House1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Simmons, F, [Wife], age 47, born SussexMary Ann Simmons
George Simmons, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexGeorge Simmons
Henry Simmons, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexHenry Simmons
James Simmons, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexJames Simmons

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Watson, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerEdward WatsonBrookhurst Cottages1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Sarah Watson, F, [Wife], age 41, born SussexSarah Watson [Payne]
John Watson, M, [Son], age 16, born Sussex; occupation Tailor's apprenticeJohn Watson
Mary Watson, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexMary Watson
George Watson, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexGeorge Watson
Henry Watson, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexHenry Watson
Elenor Watson, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexEleanor Watson
Emma Watson, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexEmma Watson
Edward Watson, M, [Son], age 1 month, born SussexEdward Watson

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Edwards, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Edwards, farm labourerBrookhurst Cottages1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Lucy Edwards, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born SussexLucy Edwards [Bowrah]

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Marten, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerRichard Martin, farm labourerBrook House1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Hannah Marten, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexHannah Martin [Waters]
Jessey Marten, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJesse Martin, farm labourer
Jane Marten, F, [Daughter], age 13, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJane Martin
Henry Marten, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexHenry Martin, farm labourer
Elizabeth Marten, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexElizabeth Martin
Alfred Marten, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexAlfred Martin

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Huggett, M, Head, married, age 49, born East Grinstead; occupation: farm bailiffGeorge Huggett, farm bailiff and licensed victuallerBrockhurst Lodge1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Ellen Huggett, F, Wife, married, age 49, born HampshireEllen Huggett [Ireland]
George Huggett, M, Son, single, age 22, born East Grinstead; occupation: clerkGeorge Huggett, confidential clerk, Southdown & East Grinstead Breweries Ltd.
Henry Huggett, M, Son, single, age 20, born East Grinstead; occupation: carpenterHenry (Harry) Huggett, railway carpenter
Ellen Huggett, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born East GrinsteadEllen (Nellie) Weeks [Huggett]
Alice Huggett, F, Daughter, age 8, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholarAlice Padwick [Huggett], pharmacist

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Buckman, M, Head, married, age 31, born East Grinstead, occupation: gardenerJames Buckman, gardenerBrockhurst Cottage1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Lucy Buckman, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Cowden, KentLucy Buckman
Ernest Buckman, M, Son, age 5, born Cowden, Kent, occupation: scholarErnest Buckman
Agnes Buckman, F, Daughter, age 3, born East GrinsteadAgnes Buckman
James Buckman, M, Son, age 2, born East GrinsteadJames Buckman
Frederick Buckman, M, Son, age 2 m, born East GrinsteadFrederick Buckman

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Martin, M, Head, widowed, age 56, born East Grinstead; occupation: farm labourerJesse Martin, farm labourerBrockhurst Cottage1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Emily Mitchell, F, Niece, single, age 29, born East GrinsteadEmily Mitchell

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Smith, M, Head, married, age 42, born Hampshire; occupation: lodge keeperThomas Smith, lodge keeperBrockhurst Lodge1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Emma Smith, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Dover, KentEmma Smith
Emma Jane Stockwell, F, Niece, age 12, born Dover, Kent; occupation ScholarEmma Jane Stockwell

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Simmons, M, Head, married, age 34, born East Grinstead; occupation GardenerWilliam SimmonsGardners Cottage, Brockhurst1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Rebecca Simmons, F, Wife, married, age 31, born East GrinsteadRebecca Simmons
William Edward Simmons, M, Son, age 5, born East GrinsteadWilliam Edward Simmons
Ellen Simmons, F, Daughter, age 3, born East GrinsteadEllen Simmons
Edith Simmons, F, Daughter, age 1, born East GrinsteadEdith Simmons

3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Jane Windsor, F, Head, single, age 28, born Dorset; occupation HousemaidEliza Jane WindsorBrockhurst House1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Tumsney, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Gloucestershire; occupation KitchenMaidMary Tumsney
David Richardson, M, Servant, single, age 31, born East Grinstead; occupation GardenerDavid Richardson

3rd Apr 1881CensusHarry Newman, M, Head, married, age 41, born West Grinstead; occupation: dairymanHarry Newman, dairymanBrockhurst Farm Cottage1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Newman, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Cowfold; occupation: dairy maidMary Newman

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Bristow, M, Head, single, age 17, born West Grinstead; occupation: farm labourerJames Bristow, farm labourerBrockhurst Farm Cottage1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Smith, M, Head, married, age 52, born Gosport, Hampshire; occupation: gatekeeperThomas Smith, gatekeeperBrockhurst Lodge1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Emma Smith, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Dover, KentEmma Smith
Emma Stockwell, F, Niece, single, age 22, born Dover, Kent; occupation: general domestic servantEmma Stockwell

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Simmons, M, Head, married, age 44, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: gardenerWilliam Simmons, gardenerBrockhurst Farm1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Rebecca Simmons, F, Wife, married, age 41, born East Grinstead, SussexRebecca Simmons
William E Simmons, M, Son, age 15, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam E Simmons
Ellen Simmons, F, Daughter, age 13, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarEllen Simmons
Edith Simmons, F, Daughter, age 11, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarEdith Simmons
Eliza Simmons, F, Daughter, age 9, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarEliza Simmons
Rose Simmons, F, Daughter, age 7, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarRose Simmons

5th Apr 1891CensusEmma Bee, F, Head, single, age 24, born City Of Norwich, Norfolk; occupation: housemaidEmma Bee, housemaidBrockhurst Farm1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Bridgett Thomas, M, Servant, age 26, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: gardenerBridgett Thomas
Henry Harrison, M, Servant, age 47, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation: bricklayerHenry Harrison
Lydia Harrison, F, Servant, age 35, born Pimlico, Middlesex; occupation: caretakerLydia Harrison

5th Apr 1891CensusHarry Newman, M, Head, married, age 58, born West Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: cowmanHarry Newman, cowmanBrockhurst Farm1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Newman, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Sussex; occupation: dairywomanMary Newman

c 1899Brockhurst, Worsteds Farm and Oakleigh, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBrockhurst

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