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1997The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 by Professor Brian Short ⇒ Notebook extract

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6th Jun 1841CensusLidia Parker, F, Head, age 54, born Sussex; occupation: servantLidia ParkerPlawhatch1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMartha Parker, F, [Daughter], age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantMartha Parker
6th Jun 1841CensusCharlotte Parker, F, [Daughter], age 15, born Sussex; occupation: servantCharlotte Parker
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Head, M, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Head

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, occupation: house servantElizabeth BrowningPlaw Hatch1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusBrother; widowed; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Gates

26th Sep 1879RecollectionsEdward KilnerPlaw HatchAshdown 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:

Kilner, Edward. Living at Borrer Hill on Plaw Hatch. Labourer. Born 6 November 1811 at Monkshill now belonging to Mr. Arbuthnot. Baptised at East Grinstead.

My father told me he had many years at Maulds (part of Leggs Heath) and removed to Monkshill about 1801. I lived at the house on Monkshill Farm till I was about 23'/2 years old when I married and came out to live on the Forest at the 'Goat' about 3 or 4 years and then at a place now occupied by Benjamin Richardson on the Forest opposite Mudbrooke. It was called Beggarsden but I believe its true name was Waterbury or Huntleberry Castle. I lived there about 16 years and then moved to Boner Hill where I have lived for about the last 26 years. (These dates do not quite tally with his age. He is a little uncertain about the time he lived at the 'Goat' and Huntleberry Castle.) Borrer Hill is on Mr. Arbuthnot's frontage to the Forest and looks down on the Forest.

I went to school from 8 till 12 at Sackville College, East Grinstead, on the foundation going backwards and forwards daily. I then worked about for 1 year, part of the time at Whalesbeech, and at 13 I came to work at Plaw Hatch and have continued to work on Plaw Hatch, Monkshill, Dodge's and Mayes all my life.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Clarey, M, Head, married, age 32, born Essex, occupation: gardenerWilliam Clarey, gardenerPlawhatch Lodge1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Clarey, F, Wife, married, age 33, born EssexEliza Clarey
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Clarey, M, Son, age 5, born Kensington, LondonGeorge Clarey
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice Clarey, F, Daughter, age 3, born Lingfield, SurreyAlice Clarey
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Clarey, M, Son, age 1, born East GrinsteadThomas Clarey

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Mcfarlane, M, Head, married, age 40, born Scotland; occupation: farm bailiffJames McFarlane, farm bailiffPlawhatch Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJennie Mcfarlane, F, Wife, married, age 39, born ScotlandJennie McFarlane
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Mcfarlane, M, Son, age 4, born East GrinsteadJames McFarlane
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgnes Mcfarlane, F, Daughter, age 2, born East GrinsteadAgnes McFarlane
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Campbell, F, Cousin, single, age 18, born Scotland, occupation: dairy maidElizabeth Campbell
3rd Apr 1881CensusCaroline Simmonds, F, Servant, age 13, born West Hoathly; occupation NurseCaroline Simmonds

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Taylor, M, Head, married, age 47, born WorthGeorge TaylorPlawhatch Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnne Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Worth; occupation LaundressAnne Taylor [Brackpool]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdith Taylor, F, Daughter, age 16, born Worth; occupation LaundressEdith Taylor
3rd Apr 1881CensusLaura Mary Taylor, F, Daughter, age 15, born Worth; occupation LaundressLaura Mary Taylor
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Taylor, F, Daughter, age 12, born Worth; occupation ScholarJane Taylor
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred John Taylor, M, Son, age 10, born Worth; occupation ScholarAlfred John Taylor
3rd Apr 1881CensusCarrie Taylor, F, Daughter, age 6, born Worth; occupation ScholarCarrie Taylor
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Edward Taylor, M, Son, age 3, born Dorking, SurreyWilliam Edward Taylor

3rd Apr 1881CensusJessie Murray, F, Head, widowed, age 44, born Scotland; occupation: housekeeperJessie Murray, housekeeperPlawhatch House1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusKate Screggs, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Hampshire; occupation HousemaidKate Screggs
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouisa Shame, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Depford, Kent; occupation HousemaidLouisa Shame

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Pilbeam, M, Head, single, age 20, born Worth; occupation GroomJohn Pilbeam, groomPlawhatch1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusMichall Maynard, M, Head, married, age 71, born East Grinstead; occupation: farmerMichael MaynardStable1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Maynard, F, Wife, married, age 56, born BrightonAnn Maynard [Peters]
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Maynard, M, Nephew, single, age 43, born West Hoathly; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Maynard

1882Directory entryArbuthnot William, Plaw hatchPlaw hatchKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusBenjamin Newnham, M, Head, single, age 23, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: gardenerBenjamin Newnham, gardenerPlawhatch Botheys1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Draper, M, Servant, single, age 16, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: gardenerHenry Draper

5th Apr 1891CensusLevi Ede, M, Head, married, age 36, born Clapham, Sussex; occupation: coachman and domestic servantLevi Ede, coachman and domestic servantPlawhatch Stable1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Ede, F, Wife, married, age 38, born ScotlandElizabeth Ede
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam L Ede, M, Son, age 6, born East Grinstead, SussexWilliam L Ede
5th Apr 1891CensusMargaret Ede, F, Daughter, age 4, born East Grinstead, SussexMargaret Ede
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Ede, F, Daughter, age 2, born East Grinstead, SussexElizabeth Ede
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Ede, M, Son, age 1, born East Grinstead, SussexGeorge Ede
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Dubber, M, Boarder, single, age 19, born Orton, Hampshire; occupation: groom and domestic servantJohn Dubber
5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Cork, M, Boarder, single, age 18, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: groom and domestic servantAlfred Cork

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Arbuthnot, M, Head, married, age 65, born Marylebone, London; occupation: retired east india merchantWilliam Arbuthnot, retired east india merchantPlawhatch1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Arbuthnot, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Edinburgh, ScotlandMary Arbuthnot
5th Apr 1891CensusMary E Arbuthnot, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Madras, IndiaMary E Arbuthnot
5th Apr 1891CensusKeith Arbuthnot, M, Son, single, age 26, born Madras, India; occupation: tea and coffee brokerKeith Arbuthnot
5th Apr 1891CensusHarold Arbuthnot, M, Son, single, age 22, born Dotacamund, IndiaHarold Arbuthnot
5th Apr 1891CensusCicely Arbuthnot, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Brighton, SussexCicely Arbuthnot
5th Apr 1891CensusKenneth Arbuthnot, M, Son, single, age 17, born Brighton, SussexKenneth Arbuthnot
5th Apr 1891CensusAndrew Arbuthnot, M, Son, single, age 13, born West Hoathly, SussexAndrew Arbuthnot
5th Apr 1891CensusMalcolm Arbuthnot, M, Son, age 12, born West Hoathly, SussexMalcolm Arbuthnot
5th Apr 1891CensusDorothy Arbuthnot, F, Daughter, age 6, born West Hoathly, SussexDorothy Arbuthnot
5th Apr 1891CensusLaura Gouch, F, Niece, single, age 35, born Belfast, Northern IrelandLaura Gouch
5th Apr 1891CensusHortense Maffey, F, Governess, single, age 68, born Paris, France; occupation: governessHortense Maffey
5th Apr 1891CensusLouise Gunter, F, Governess, single, age 23, born Baden, Germany; occupation: nursery governessLouise Gunter
5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Dodderidge, M, Fator, single, age 28, born Plympton, Devon; occupation: tutorAlfred Dodderidge
5th Apr 1891CensusPercy Swift, M, Visitor, single, age 23, born Peckham, London; occupation: missionaryPercy Swift
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Peck, M, Visitor, married, age 36, born Debenham, Suffolk; occupation: evangelistJohn Peck
5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Baxendale, M, Servant, married, age 48, born Winchester, Hampshire; occupation: butler and domestic servantThomas Baxendale
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Grimwade, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Hadley, Suffolk; occupation: footman and domestic servantGeorge Grimwade
5th Apr 1891CensusJames Clarke, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Mile End, London; occupation: footman and domestic servantJames Clarke
5th Apr 1891CensusAnne Whelan, F, Servant, widowed, age 44, born Co Galway, Ireland; occupation: cook and domestic servantAnne Whelan
5th Apr 1891CensusJohanna Stoblum, F, Servant, single, age 42, born Stockholm, Sweden; occupation: general domestic servantJohanna Stoblum
5th Apr 1891CensusEmily Punnett, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Sissinghurst, Kent; occupation: general domestic servantEmily Punnett
5th Apr 1891CensusFanny Wilson, F, Servant, single, age 22, born London; occupation: general domestic servantFanny Wilson
5th Apr 1891CensusBessie Bond, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Bermuda, West Indies; occupation: general domestic servantBessie Bond
5th Apr 1891CensusAnna Tribe, F, Servant, single, age 27, born St Pancras, London; occupation: general domestic servantAnna Tribe
5th Apr 1891CensusAnnie Woodley, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire; occupation: general domestic servantAnnie Woodley
5th Apr 1891CensusAmie Davis, F, Servant, single, age 20, born London; occupation: general domestic servantAmie Davis

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Macfarlane, M, Head, married, age 49, born Straiton, Scotland; occupation: farmerJames Macfarlane, farmerPlawhatch Farm House1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Crombie, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Straiton, Scotland; occupation: general domestic servantMary Crombie

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Lennox, M, Head, married, age 31, born Scotland; occupation: farm bailiffWilliam Lennox, farm bailiffPlawhatch Farm House1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusAnnie Lennox, F, Wife, married, age 28, born ScotlandAnnie Lennox
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam M Lennox, M, Son, age 2, born Forest Row, SussexWilliam M Lennox

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Pakeman, M, Head, married, age 54, born Uxbridge, Middlesex; occupation: laundrymanJames Pakeman, laundrymanPlawhatch Farm House1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMartha Pakeman, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Haggerston, London; occupation: laundressMartha Pakeman

5th Apr 1891CensusAmos Draper, M, Head, married, age 44, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: gardenerAmos Draper, gardenerPlawhatch Lodge1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusAnnie Draper, F, Wife, married, age 40, born East Grinstead, SussexAnnie Draper
5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Draper, M, Son, age 19, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: gardenerCharles Draper
5th Apr 1891CensusEmily Draper, F, Daughter, age 17, born West Hoathly, SussexEmily Draper
5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Draper, M, Son, age 13, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: garden boyThomas Draper
5th Apr 1891CensusWalter Draper, M, Son, age 11, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: scholarWalter Draper
5th Apr 1891CensusRobert Draper, M, Son, age 8, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: scholarRobert Draper
5th Apr 1891CensusHellen Draper, F, Daughter, age 6, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: scholarHellen Draper
5th Apr 1891CensusJames Draper, M, Son, age 4, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: scholarJames Draper

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Smith, M, Head, married, age 46, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: general labourerJames Smith, general labourerPlawhatch Cottages1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Smith, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Horsted Keynes, SussexElizabeth Smith
5th Apr 1891CensusIsaac Smith, M, Son, single, age 18, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: milkmanIsaac Smith
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Smith, M, Son, single, age 15, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: carter boyJohn Smith
5th Apr 1891CensusArthur Smith, M, Son, single, age 10, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: scholarArthur Smith

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn C Tanner, M, Head, married, age 41, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: bricklayerJohn C Tanner, bricklayerPlawhatch Cottages1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusJane Tanner, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Pentrepant, ShropshireJane Tanner
5th Apr 1891CensusAmy Tanner, F, Daughter, age 13, born East Grinstead, SussexAmy Tanner
5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Tanner, M, Son, age 12, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarCharles Tanner
5th Apr 1891CensusMaud Tanner, F, Daughter, age 10, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarMaud Tanner
5th Apr 1891CensusMinnie Tanner, F, Daughter, age 7, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarMinnie Tanner
5th Apr 1891CensusDaisy Tanner, F, Daughter, age 3, born East Grinstead, SussexDaisy Tanner
5th Apr 1891CensusPercy Tanner, M, Son, age 1, born East Grinstead, SussexPercy Tanner
5th Apr 1891CensusJack Tanner, M, Son, age 9, born East Grinstead, SussexJack Tanner

5th Apr 1891CensusGabriel Daniel, M, Head, married, age 67, born Westbury, Wiltshire; occupation: gamekeeperGabriel Daniel, gamekeeperKeepers Cottage, Plawhatch1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusLydia Daniel, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Standerwick, SomersetLydia Daniel
5th Apr 1891CensusHarry Daniel, M, Son, age 20, born Balcombe, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeperHarry Daniel
5th Apr 1891CensusFanny Daniel, F, Daughter, age 18, born East Grinstead, SussexFanny Daniel

c 1899Plawhatch and Coldharbour, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyPlawhatch

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