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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1997The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 by Professor Brian Short ⇒ Notebook extract

Historical records

1597FreeholderRichard MichelborneBarkhamfeildBuckhurst Terrier
Richard Michelborne holds by deed Barkhamfeild, 6 acres, bounds:
  • Thomas Stiddoll to the North
  • Queens highway East Grinsted to Lewys to the East
  • Henry Hawkins to the South
  • Thomas Stiddell to the West
Rent 3s. 4d.

c 1724Fletching and Maresfield, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenBarkham

1763A New Map of [North] SussexA New Map of [North] Sussex by Thomas KitchinBarkhamThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.

c 1795Fletching and Marefield, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBarkham

c 1825Fletching and Marefield, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBarkham

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Gilbert, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Gilbert, brewerBarkham1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Gilbert, F, [Sister], age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: housekeeperAnn Gilbert
6th Jun 1841CensusJane Gilbert, F, [Sister], age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantJane Vincent [Gilbert]
6th Jun 1841CensusDaniel Gilbert, M, [Brother], age 12, born SussexDaniel Gilbert
6th Jun 1841CensusJane Burley, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: servantJane Burley
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Staplehurst, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation ServantWilliam Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Staplehurst, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation ServantJames Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Hobbs, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantEdward Hobbs, servant

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Smith, M, Head, age 58, born Sussex; occupation FarmerHenry SmithLittle Barkham1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusLydia Smith, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexLydia Smith
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Priscott, M, late officer of Excise, age 63, born DevonJohn Priscott
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Hursell, M, age 16, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Hursell

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Brown, M, Head, age 75 to 79, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Brown, farm labourerLittle Barkham1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Brown, F, [Wife], age 76, born SussexElizabeth Brown

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm bailiffGeorge Martin, bailiffBarkham1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeFrances Martin [Standen]
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-son; occupation: farm labourerThomas Martin

c 1875Sharpsbridge & Shortbridge, West of Uckfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBarkham

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Welfare, M, Head, married, age 47, born West Firle; occupation Farm labourerJohn WelfareBarkham1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusHart. Welfare, F, Wife, married, age 44Harriett Welfare [Goble]
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank Welfare, M, Son, age 13, born Fletching; occupation Farm labourerFrank Welfare
3rd Apr 1881CensusWm. Morris, M, Lodger, married, age 58, born Hertfordshire; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Morris

1882Directory entryKenward Robert, farmer, Barkham farmBarkham farmKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryKenward, R., farmer, BarkhamBarkhamBrooker's Guide

c 1899Sharpsbridge and Shortbridge, West of Uckfield - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBarkham

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