The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Cotchford [a.k.a. Scotchford] Farm      Hartfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 347
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 251
1939A. A. Milne ⇒ p. 578
1997The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 by Professor Brian Short ⇒ Notebook extract

Historical records

1574HistoryCotchford [a.k.a. Scotchford] FarmWealden Iron
In 1574 John Eversfield, whose name is spelt in many different ways, held a furnace and a forge at Cruckford.

c 1588HistoryCotchford [a.k.a. Scotchford] FarmWealden Iron
Losely, 1588, reports Erfield as having a furnace at Crookfould.

1627HistoryCotchford [a.k.a. Scotchford] FarmWealden Iron
.In 1627 Sir John Shurley, of Ifield, conveyed, for £2,500, to Nicholas Smith, of London, "the forge, hammer-pond, houses in occupation of the forgemen and fyners,"

1656HistoryCotchford [a.k.a. Scotchford] FarmWealden Iron
In 1656 there was a Parliamentary survey, it being State property. The forge was then in the occupation of Jas. King and Richard Jones, who farmed it from Mr. Pickering of Lewes, and it was valued at 435 per annum

1702Occupation TenantJ. MillesCotchfordSutton's Historical Notes

1779Occupation TenantJ. GodleyCotchfordSutton's Historical Notes

1783Occupation TenantE. EverestCotchfordSutton's Historical Notes

c 1795Colemans Hatch, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamScotchford

c 1825Colemans Hatch, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodCotchford Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Young, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation FarmerHenry YoungCotchford Farm1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Orpha Young, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexOprah Young
Orpha Young, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexOprah Young
William Young, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexWilliam Young
Thomas Young, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexThomas Young
Ann Marchant, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantAnn Marchant
George Jenner, M, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Jenner
Thomas Young, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation ServantThomas Young
Thomas Baldwin, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantThomas Baldwin, farm labourer
James Fuller, M, age 11, born SussexJames Fuller

6th Jun 1841CensusMary Wallis, F, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation: gate keeperMary Wallis, gate keeperCotsford Gate1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Henry Bailey, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Bailey

1851Young, HenryHenry YoungCotchford FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 7 people; occupation FarmerHenry YoungCotchford Farm1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeOprah Young
DaughterOprah Young
SonSpencer Young
Servant; occupation Farm LabourerGeorge Prevett
Servant; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Fairhall
Servant; occupation Farm LabourerBenjamin Newnham

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: labourerGeorge Card, farm labourerCotchford Gate1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeMary Card
Son; occupation: scholarWilliam Card, farm labourer
Son; occupation: scholarGeorge Card
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Hudson [Card]
SonCharles Card, railway carman

1867Directory entryScrase William, farmer, CotchfordCotchfordPost Office Directory

1867Directory entryWalder Walter, farmer, CotchfordCotchfordPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryScrase William, farmer, Little CotchfordLittle CotchfordPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryWalder Walter, farmer, CotchfordCotchfordPost Office Directory

c 1875Posingford, Holly Hill & Cotchford, West of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyCotchford Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Serase, M, Head, married, age 50, born Clayton, employs 9 labourers; occupation FarmerWilliam SeraseCotchford Farm1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Ansley Serase, F, Wife, married, age 49, born ChaileyAnsley Serase
Henry Serase, M, Son, single, age 17, born Bolney; occupation Farm labourerHenry Serase
Mercy E. Serase, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarMercy E. Serase
Jesse Serase, M, Son, age 6, born HartfieldJesse Serase
Lucy Heasman, F, Servt, single, age 28, born Hartfield; occupation: domestic servantLucy Heasman
William Jenner, M, Servt, single, age 21, born East Grinstead; occupation: farm servantWilliam Jenner, general labourer
Horace Holmes, M, Servt, single, age 18, born Crowborough; occupation: farm servantHorace Holmes

3rd Apr 1881CensusHarry Hill, M, Head, married, age 33, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerHenry Hill, labourerCotchford1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Susan Hill, F, Wife, married, age 33, born HartfieldSusannah Hill [Edwards]
Arthur Hill, M, Son, age 8, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarArthur Hill
Harry Hill, M, Son, age 5, born HartfieldHarry Hill
Mary Hill, F, Daughter, age 4, born HartfieldMary Hill
Susannah Hill, F, Daughter, age 1, born HartfieldSusannah Hill

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Atherall, M, Head, married, age 57, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Atheral, farm labourerCotchford1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Maryann Atherall, F, Wife, married, age 54, born RotherfieldMaryann Atherall [Norman]
Thomas Atherall, M, Son, single, age 25, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Alfred Atherall
William Atherall, M, Son, single, age 23, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Atherall
Anne Atherall, F, Daughter, age 14, born Withyham; occupation: scholarAnnie Louisa Atherall
George Atherall, M, Son, age 12, born Withyham; occupation: scholarGeorge Daniel Atherall

1882Occupation TenantE. MilesCotchfordSutton's Historical Notes

1882Directory entryScrase William, farmer, Cotchford roadCotchford roadKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Shoebridge, M, Head, widowed, age 41, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Stockman on farmEdward Kenwood Shoebridge, farm labourerCotchford Cottage1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Ellen Shoebridge, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: HousekeeperHelen Shoebridge
John Shoebridge, M, Son, age 14, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Stockman on farmJohn Shoebridge
Laura Shoebridge, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: ScholarLaura Shoebridge
Florence Shoebridge, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: ScholarFlorence Shoebridge
Bertha Shoebridge, F, Daughter, age 4, born Hartfield, SussexBertha Shoebridge
Henry Crowhurst, M, Boarder, single, age 33, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Crowhurst

5th Apr 1891CensusShadrach Skeggs, M, Head, married, age 53, born South Mims, Middlesex; occupation: gardenerShadrach Skeggs, gardenerCotchford Cottage1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Sarah Skeggs, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Chilton, BuckinghamshireSarah Skeggs

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Miles, M, Head, married, age 69, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer and engine proprietorEdward Miles, labourerCotchford1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Caroline Miles, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Hartfield, SussexCaroline Miles [Divall]
Emma Miles, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Hartfield, SussexEmma Miles
Ernest E Miles, M, Grandson, age 5, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarErnest E Miles
John Divall, M, Servant, single, age 25, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farm servantJohn Divall, farm servant

1898Occupation TenantC. ClementsCotchfordSutton's Historical Notes

c 1899Cotchford, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyCotchford Farm

1925 to 1956AddressAlan Alexander MilneCotchford [a.k.a. Scotchford] Farm

31st Jan 1956DeathAlan Alexander MilneCotchford [a.k.a. Scotchford] Farm 

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