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Beechgreen House [a.k.a. Beech Place]      Withyham  

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PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 119

Historical records

1590 to 1598HistoryBeeches FarmSutton's Historical Notes
This [The Parish of Withyham] was an extensive manor. In a survey (32-40 Elizabeth) it includes the knoll by the church, extending from Withyham towards Summerford, between the road on the one side and the river on the other, to the Manor of Fiskeridge; afterwards by Hale Farm, Blackham Common (now enclosed), Willets Farm, bounded by the Kent Water; along by Holywych, the Sussex House Farm, Holtye Common, extending a little way into the Parish of East Grinstead on the right, over to the Beeches Farm and Bassetts, towards Hartfield and to Hodore.

1597FreeholderRichard DuntonBeach PlaceBuckhurst Terrier
The co-heirs of Richard Dunton dec., hold by deed Beach Place, 30 acres, bounds:
  • Queens highway Sommerfourde to Blackham Common to the East
  • demeane lands of the manor of Fiskeridge to the South
  • lands of Lord Buckhurst called Tye Farm to the West
  • lands of John Ewridge called Ewridge on the Hill to the North
Rent 2s. 4d.

1597Leaseholder (at will)Thomas MiddlemoreBeachesBuckhurst Terrier
Thomas Middlemore, gent, holds at will, land called Beaches in 4 parcels, 22 acres
Rent £6.

c 1597North West of The Manor of Blackham, The Manor of Buckhurst - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierBeach Place

1714Occupation TenantDavid HammondBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1718Occupation TenantJohn WickinBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1718Occupation TenantJohn PykeBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1725Occupation TenantNicholas FrancesBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1728Occupation TenantThomas DivesBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1738Occupation TenantJohn WicksBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1741Occupation TenantMatthew PocockBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1741Occupation TenantJohn LockyerBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1754Occupation TenantRichard MarshallBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1754Occupation TenantJohn CrowhurstBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1791Occupation TenantWilliam MarshallBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1798Occupation TenantWilliam GibsonBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1808Occupation TenantRichard GassonBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

c 1820Occupation TenantCaptain GuyBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

c 1840Occupation TenantColonel OakesBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

6th Jun 1841CensusSamuel Wallis, M, Head, age 50 to 54; occupation: farmerSamuel Wallis, farmerBeech Place1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Daw, F, age 45 to 49; occupation: servantMary Daw

1851Guy, Captain HenryCaptain Henry Guy, gentlemanBeech Green ParkPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gentlemanCaptain Henry Guy, gentlemanBeech Green1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeHelen Harriet Guy [Barlow]
DaughterEllen Guy
SonHenry Guy
Servant; occupation: nurseElizabeth Heasman
Servant; occupation: housemaidMary Turner
Sister-in-lawMaria Barlow
Servant; occupation: groomWilliam Crouch
Servant; occupation CookCatherine Pellett

1865Occupation TenantMrs FellBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1867Directory entryFell Mrs., Beech Green parkBeech Green parkPost Office Directory

1873Occupation TenantGeorge WoodBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1874Directory entryWood George, Beech Green parkBeech Green parkPost Office Directory

c 1875Highfield Park, North of Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBeechgreen House

3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Wood, F, Wife Head, married, age 64, born ScotlandElizabeth WoodBeech Park1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Esther Good, F, Servant, single, age 50, born Warwickshire; occupation: cookEsther Good
Emily Foster, F, Servant, single, age 29, born Hampshire; occupation: maidEmily Foster
Eliza Stone, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Westerham; occupation HousemaidEliza Stone
Clara Mepham, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Hartfield; occupation: maidClara Mepham
James Port, M, Servant, single, age 36, born Middlesex; occupation CoachmanJames Port

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Bovington, M, Head, married, age 36, born Surrey, occupation: gardenerRichard Bovington, gardenerBeech Park Lodge1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Emma Bovington, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Surrey, occupation: laundressEmma Bovington
David Bovington, M, Son, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, occupation: scholarDavid Bovington
Eliza Bovington, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, occupation: scholarEliza Bovington
Emma Bovington, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, occupation: scholarEmma Bovington
Philip Bovington, M, Son, age 3, born SurreyPhilip Bovington

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Divall, M, Head, married, age 36, born Hartfield; occupation: gardenerJesse Divell, gardenerBeech Park Lane1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah Divall, F, Wife, married, age 31, born EdenbridgeSarah Cole Divall [Hoath]
Emily Divall, F, Daughter, age 7, born Surrey; occupation: scholarEmily Ellen Divall
Frederick Divall, M, Son, age 3, born WithyhamFrederick Thomas Divall
Florence Divall, F, Daughter, age 1, born WithyhamFlorence Alice Divall

1882Directory entryWood George, Beech Green parkBeech Green parkKelly's Directory

1891Occupation TenantCaptain RossBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Burgess, M, Head, married, age 35, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeperWilliam Burgess, gamekeeperBeech Green House1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Florence Burgess, F, Wife, married, age 28, born OxfordshireFlorence Mary Burgess [Barrett]
Albert Burgess, M, Son, single, age 8, born Cowden, KentAlbert Burgess

c 1895Occupation TenantMrs YorkeBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

c 1895Occupation TenantCaptain BrushBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1900Occupation TenantJ. ChambersBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1902Occupation OwnerEdward DevasBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

2nd Apr 1911CensusLuther Wickens, M, Head, married, age 45, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: gardenerLuther Wickens, gardenerBeech Green Lodge1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Miriam Wickens, F, Wife, married 16 years, age 35, born Lodsworth, SussexMiriam Wickens [Boxall]
Olive Miriam Wickens, F, Daughter, age 13, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: schoolOlive Miriam Wickens
Gilbert George Wickens, M, Son, age 10, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation: schoolGilbert George Wickens
Ivy Blanche Wickens, F, Daughter, age 4, born Withyham, SussexIvy Blanche Wickens
Margaret Wickens, F, Daughter, age 2, born Withyham, SussexMargaret Wickens

2nd Apr 1911CensusJoseph Collins, M, Head, married, age 32, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: groom and caretakerJoseph Collins, groom and caretakerBeech Green1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Amelia Alice Collins, F, Wife, married 1 year, age 36, born Withyham, SussexAmelia Alice Collins
Joseph William Collins, M, Son, age 2 months, born Withyham, SussexJoseph William Collins
Caroline Collins, F, Mother, widow, age 76, born Hartfield, SussexCaroline Collins
Emma Baldwin, F, single, age 19, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: housemaidEmma Baldwin
Lily May Finch, F, single, age 15, born East Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: kitchenmaidLily May Finch

c 1920Beech GreenBeech Green, WithyhamPrivate collection

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