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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 351

Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusRobert Edwards, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation FarmerRobert Edwards, farmerLimes1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Edwards, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexHannah Edwards [Cottinton]
6th Jun 1841CensusRobert Edwards, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexRobert Edwards, farm labourer
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Edwards, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexJohn Edwards
6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Edwards, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexHannah Betchley [Edwards]
6th Jun 1841CensusObediah Edwards, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexObediah Edwards
6th Jun 1841CensusJane Edwards, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexJane Baker [Edwards]
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Edwards, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexMary Fry [Edwards]
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Edwards, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexElizabeth Edwards
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Brown, M, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Brown

1851Edwards, RobertRobert Edwards, farmerLine FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 2 people; occupation: farmerRobert Edwards, farmerLines Farm1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeHannah Edwards [Cottinton]
30th Mar 1851CensusSonRobert Edwards, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusSonJohn Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusSonObediah Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: dairy maidJane Baker [Edwards]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: housemaidMary Fry [Edwards]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarElizabeth Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarSarah Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarWilliam Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusSonThomas Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusSonGeorge Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEliza Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Brown

1867Directory entryEdwards Robert, farmer & brick maker, Line's farmLine's farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryEdwards Robert & Son, farmers & brick makers, Line's farmLine's farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Coleman's Hatch, West of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyLines Farm

15th Oct 1879RecollectionsRobert Edwards, farmerLines 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:

Edwards, Robert. Of Lines Farm, Hartfield. Farmer. 73. Born at Andrews Bank, 14 December 1805.

My father's name was Robert. He died about 1848. He was employed on the Buckhurst Estate as sawyer and woodman for many years and when I was 14 or 15 years old he was appointed Wood Reeve and Bailiff and Reeve of the manors and so continued till his death. He also attended to all the forest work under the Steward. He succeeded one Eves, whom I remember. We lived at Andrews Bank till I was about 8 years old when we moved to a house in the middle of the 500 where he lived till he died. I married when I was 21 or 22 and moved back to Andrews Bank and 4 or 5 years after I took Lines Farm where I have ever since continued to reside. I went to Hartfield School till I was about 12 years old then I went under my Father at first sawing for him and afterwards assisting him in his appointments.


3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Edwards, M, Head, married, age 75, born Hartfield, employs 5 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmerRobert Edwards, farmerLines Farm1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusHannah Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 73, born FramfieldHannah Edwards [Cottinton]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Edwards, M, Son, single, age 32, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerJohn Edwards
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Edwards, M, Son, single, age 33, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Edwards
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Edwards, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born HartfieldEliza Edwards
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Betchley, M, Grandson, single, age 17, born East Grinstead, occupation: farm servantCharles Betchley
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Baker, F, Granddaughter, age 15, born Hartfield; occupation: dairy maidJane Baker
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Brown, M, Servant, single, age 60, born Hartfield; occupation: farm servantGeorge Brown

1882Directory entryEdwards Robert & Son, farmers & brickmakers, Line's farmLine's farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Tasker, M, Head, married, age 32, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourerGeorge TaskerLines Farm1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Tasker, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Sandy, BedfordshireSarah Tasker
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn T Tasker, M, Son, age 6, born Groombridge, KentJohn T Tasker
5th Apr 1891CensusEdwin Selmes, M, Lodger, single, age 18, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdwin Selmes

c 1899Parrock and Whitehouse Farm, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyLines Farm

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