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PublishedTitle, author and references
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume I. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 93
1929Buxted The Beautiful by K. H. Macdermott ⇒ p. 45
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 387

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c 1520HistoryHuggates [als Huggetts] Furnace MillOur Village
Hugget's Furnace - This is the name of an old farmstead remote among green meadows beside the beginnings of the Ouse in the valley between Rotherfield and Hadlow Down, though the blast furnaces have been long extinct, the hammers silent and the slag heaps buried under woodland growth or furrowed field. In this beautiful spot when Henry VIII was king the first English iron cannon was cast as Holinshed records by Ralph Hogg or Huggett, a notable iron-master of Buxted. Hogg built himself a house in Buxted Park, known from his rebus on its front as the 'Hogg House' to this day, but his works were here [Hugget's Furnace], and here his foreman Jack Johnson, lived. Both are commemorated in the old rhyme:
"Master Huggett and his man John
They did cast the first cannon."

Near the old timbered farmhouse is the mill with its iron wheel. Across the road is the 'hammer pond' with fragments of its ancient sluices which in Tudor times provided the motive power for what was one of the most important gun foundries in England
from Our Village, written and published by The Rotherfield History Research Group in 1979

c 1724Five Ashes, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenHuggetts Furnace

c 1795South of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamHuggetts Mill

c 1825South of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodHuggetts Mill

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Dadswell, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: millerEdward Okill Dadswell, millerHuggetts Furnace Mill1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Dadswell, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexMary Dadswell [Carter]
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Dadswell, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexEdward Okill Dadswell, farmer and miller
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Dadswell, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexMary Elizabeth Martin [Dadswell]
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Dadswell, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexAnn Dadswell
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Dadswell, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexSarah Dadswell
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Sands, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantWilliam Sands

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: millerEdward Okill Dadswell, millerHuggates Furnace Mill1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Dadswell [Carter]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterSarah Dadswell
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitorFrank Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: miller's labourerJames Berry, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: general servantSarah Baker
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitorAnn Dadswell
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitorMary Carter
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation BeadleWilliam Wilmshurst, miller and farmer

7th Apr 1861CensusEdward O Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 63, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: millerEdward Okill Dadswell, millerHuggetts Furnace Mill1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusMary Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Mayfield, SussexMary Dadswell [Carter]
7th Apr 1861CensusAlfred Dadswell, M, Grandson, age 9, born Eastbourne, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlfred Dadswell
7th Apr 1861CensusEliza Godley, F, Servant, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantEliza Godley

7th Apr 1861CensusFredrich Allchorn, M, Head, married, age 41, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 347 acres employing 9 labourers and 3 boysFrederick Alchorne, farmerHuggetts Furnace1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusAnn Allchorn, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Mayfield, SussexAnn Alchorne [Sands]
7th Apr 1861CensusFrederic Allchorn, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFrederick Alchorne
7th Apr 1861CensusKate Allchorn, F, Daughter, age 5, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFanny Kate Alcorn
7th Apr 1861CensusEllen Pratt, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantEllen Pratt
7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Homewood, M, Servant, single, age 63, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantThomas Homewood
7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Holmburry, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: carter boyGeorge Holmburry
7th Apr 1861CensusSamuel Martin, M, Servant, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carter boySamuel Martin

1867Directory entryDadswell Edward, miller, Haggett's furnaceHaggett's furnacePost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusFrederick Allcorn, M, Head, married, age 52, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 256 acres employing 7 men and 3 boysFrederick Alchorne, farmerHuggets Furnace1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusAnn Allcorn, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Rotherfield, SussexAnn Alchorne [Sands]
2nd Apr 1871CensusFrederick Allcorn, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerFrederick Alchorne
2nd Apr 1871CensusNelson Baldock, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerNelson Baldock
2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Magget, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Magget
2nd Apr 1871CensusCaroline Luck, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantCaroline Luck

1874Directory entryDadswell Edward, miller, Huggetts furnaceHuggetts furnacePost Office Directory

c 1875Huggetts Furnace, Pinehurst, Stone Farm and Coes Farm, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyCorn Mill

3rd Apr 1881CensusEli Napoleon Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 33, born Framfield, employs 2 men and 2 boys; occupation: miller and farmerEli Napoleon Dadswell, miller and farmerHugget Furnace1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Kate Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 31, born BuckinghamshireSarah Kate Dadswell [Allard]
3rd Apr 1881CensusKate Elizabeth Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarKate Elizabeth Dadswell
3rd Apr 1881CensusEveline Rachael Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 4, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarEveline Rachael Dadswell
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward O Kil Dadswell, M, Son, age 3, born MayfieldEdward O'Kill Dadswell
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlbert Ebenezer Dadswell, M, Son, age 1, born MayfieldAlbert Ebenezer Dadswell
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Ashdown, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Waldron; occupation: miller's waggonerJohn Ashdown, miller's waggoner

1882Directory entryDadswell Eli, miller (wind), Huggett's furnaceHuggett's furnaceKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusEli N Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 45, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: miller and farmerEli Napoleon Dadswell, miller and farmerHuggets Furnace Mill1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah K Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Eton, BuckinghamshireSarah Kate Dadswell [Allard]
5th Apr 1891CensusEvaline R Dadswell, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Mayfield, SussexEveline Rachael Dadswell
5th Apr 1891CensusEdward O Dadswell, M, Son, age 13, born Mayfield, SussexEdward O'Kill Dadswell
5th Apr 1891CensusAlbert E Dadswell, M, Son, age 11, born Mayfield, SussexAlbert Ebenezer Dadswell
5th Apr 1891CensusMay S Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 9, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMay S Dadswell
5th Apr 1891CensusEthel C Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 6, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEthel C Dadswell
5th Apr 1891CensusAnne E Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 4, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAnne E Dadswell
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam E Dadswell, M, Son, age 2 months, born Mayfield, SussexWilliam E Dadswell
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Elliot, M, Lodger, single, age 44, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Elliot

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Dabson, M, Head, married, age 38, born Ringmer, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Dabson, farm labourerHuggets Furnace Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSophia Dabson, F, Wife, married, age 20, born Maresfield, SussexSophia Dabson
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Dabson, M, Son, age 10, born Ringmer, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Dabson
5th Apr 1891CensusJames Dabson, M, Son, age 7, born Ringmer, Sussex; occupation: scholarJames Dabson
5th Apr 1891CensusKate Dabson, F, Daughter, age 4, born Ringmer, Sussex; occupation: scholarKate Dabson
5th Apr 1891CensusLuther Booker, M, Boarder, single, age 21, born Hurstwood, Sussex, occupation: miller grinderLuther Booker
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