The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Botten, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex, occupation: farmerHenry Botten, farmerWoolpack Oak1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSusan Botten, F, [Wife], age 56, born SussexSusannah Botten [Hollamby]
6th Jun 1841CensusJasper Botten, M, [Son], age 21, born SussexJasper Botten
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Langridge, M, age 21, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Langridge, farm labourer
6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Tester, M, age 14, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerHenry Tester

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Ellis, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Ellis, farm labourerWoolpack Oak1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusAnne Ellis, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexAnne Ellis
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Ellis, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexMary Ellis
6th Jun 1841CensusJane Ellis, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexJane Ellis

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farmerHenry Botten, farmerWoolpeck1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeAnna Botten [Goldspring]
30th Mar 1851CensusFather-in-law; widowed; occupation: annuitantStephen Goldspring, independent
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm labourerDaniel Tester

1874Directory entryButting Jasper, farmer, WoolpackWoolpackPost Office Directory

c 1875Sheffield Forest, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyWoolpack Farm

1879RecollectionsJasper BottenWoolpack FarmAshdown 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:

Botting, Jasper. 60 Woolpack Farm, Fletching. Farmer. Born 24 January 1819 at the Woolpack Farm and have lived on it all my life, except 1 year when I worked at the Marlpits Farm, Nutley. My Father Henry Botting (dead) used the Woolpack Farm. He used to tell me he took it at Michaelmas 1817 and he continued to use it till 24 or 25 years ago when he gave it up to me and I have used it ever since. The farm formerly belonged to a Mr. Budd and now to Professor Mivart (71 Seymour Street, Hyde Park).


3rd Apr 1881CensusJasper Batten, M, Head, married, age 62, born Fletching, employs 2 labourers and 1 boy, occupation: farmerJasper Batten, farmerWoolpack Farm1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusCaroline Batten, F, Wife, married, age 61, born FletchingCaroline Batten
3rd Apr 1881CensusJasper Batten, M, Son, single, age 19, born FletchingJasper Batten
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Batten, F, Daughter, age 21, born FletchingEliza Batten
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Constable, M, Grandson, age 13, born Fletching, occupation: carterWilliam Constable
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Joard, M, Servant, age 22, born Maresfield; occupation: cowmanEdward Joard

1882Directory entryNewnham Benjamin & Edward, farmers, WoolpackWoolpackKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryNewnham, Edward, Woolpack farmWoolpack farmBrooker's Guide

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