The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Lower Brockshill [a.k.a. Broxhill] Farm    Holtye  Hartfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 349

Historical records

13th May 1595Leaseholder (21 yrs)Richard ColmanBroxillsBuckhurst Terrier
Richard Colman, yeoman, holds by indenture a message called Broxills, with The Claies, Clayes Pitt, three feilds called Claies Croft, two fields called Mittfeilds, Moorie Mead, Canserne croft, the Downe, three fields called Blacklands, a parcel of meadow called Broxills Mead lying near Cowden, also Breers, and Claies with a cottage; in all 136 acres, viz, meadow 25 acres, pasture 31 acres, arable 33 acres, wood 47 acres
Rent £27 and 2 capons.

6th Jun 1841CensusCharles Lewry, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation FarmerCharles Lewry, farmerBroxhill1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Mary Lewry, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexMary Lewry [Wickens]
Charles Lewry, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexCharles Lewry
Louisa Lewry, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexLouisa Lewry
John Lewry, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexJohn Lewry
Mary Lewry, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexMary Lewry
Thomas Wickens, M, age 75 to 79, born Sussex; occupation ServantThomas Wickens, labourer
Gaius Weeding, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantGaius Weeding

1851Lewry, Chas. & SonCharles Lewry, farmerLower Brooks Hill FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 4 people; occupation: farmerCharles Lewry, farmerLower Broxhill1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeMary Lewry [Wickens]
Son; occupation: road surveyorCharles Lewry
DaughterLouisa Lewry
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Lewry
Servant; occupation: farm servantJames Gatford
Servant; occupation: farm servantWilliam Huggett
Servant; occupation: farm servantSamuel Heasman

1867Directory entryBurfoot Thos., farmer, Lower Brock's hillLower Brock's hillPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryBurfoot Thos., farmer, Lower Parrock's hillLower Parrock's hillPost Office Directory

c 1875Holtye, North of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyLower Brockshill Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlbert E. Fry, M, Head, married, age 24, born Lindfield; occupation: farm labourerAlbert Edward Fry, farm labourerBrookshill Farm House1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Harriett A. Fry, F, Wife, married, age 25, born CroydonHarriett Annie Fry [Lee]
Florence L. Fry, F, Daughter, age 2, born CroydonFlorence L. Fry
Frederick S. Fry, M, Son, age 6 m, born HartfieldFrederick S. Fry
Arthur J. Fry, M, Brother, single, age 33, born Ardingly, employs 3 men; occupation: farmerArther John Fry
Emily Heasman, F, Niece, age 14, born Worth; occupation: scholarEmily Heasman

1882Directory entryMiles Richd., farmer, Lower Parrock farmLower Parrock farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusArther J Fry, M, Head, single, age 43, born Ardingly, Sussex; occupation: farmerArther John FryBrock's Hill1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Sarah Fry, F, Mother, widowed, age 67, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: housekeeperSarah Fry [Smeed]
Rhoda Friend, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantRhoda Friend

c 1899Little Cansiron, Lower Brockshill and Puckstye Farm, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyLower Brockshill Farm

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