The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Colbran, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex, occupation: smithJohn ColbranSchool House1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusJas.W.B. Smith, M, Head, married, age 32, born Lancashire; occupation School MasterJames W.B. SmithHurstwood School1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Smith, F, Wife, married, age 33, born StaffordshireSarah Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusLeonard Smith, M, Son, age 7, born Staffordshire; occupation ScholarLeonard Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusCaroline Lephard, F, Lodger, age 19, born Uckfield; occupation: pupil teacherCaroline Lephard

1882Directory entryHurstwood SchoolKelly's Directory
The Buxted almshouses, containing four tenements, two for single people and two for married couples, were built and endowed with £2,000 by the late Lady Catherine J. V. Harcourt A.D. 1864. Smith's Charity of £1 6s. 8d. paid out of a bequest to the parish of All Saints, Lewes and a charity of £6 15s. yearly, left by Mr. Edward Holmes Baldock, of Hyde Park place, London, in 1844, are distributed in money. Benham's charity of £9 a year, founded by will in 1865, is given to the poor at the absolute discretion of the trustees.

1882Directory entryHurstwood SchoolKelly's Directory
Church of England School (mixed), High-Hurst wood, built in 1872 for 120 children; average attendance, 93. This school has an endowment of £30 yearly, from bequests by, the late Colonel Harcourt & Lady Catherine J. V. Harcourt ; £25 from Saunder's charity & £10 from Fermor of Crowborough's charity ; James William B. Smith, master

1882Directory entrySmith James William B., master, High-Hurst wood schoolHigh-Hurst wood schoolKelly's Directory

1888Directory entrySmith, James W. B., school master, Hurstwood schoolHurstwood schoolBrooker's Guide

5th Apr 1891CensusJames W B Smith, M, Head, married, age 42, born Colne, Lancashire; occupation Elementary School TeacherJames W B SmithSchool House1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Smith, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Ashton-Under-LymeSarah Smith
5th Apr 1891CensusPatience L Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation ScholarPatience L Smith

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