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PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 117

Historical records

1st Jun 1596Leaseholder (21 yrs)Richard SaxbiesBlackham CourtBuckhurst Terrier
Richard Saxbies, yeoman holds by deed messuage and lands called Blackham Court, with the Forestall, The Hoapes, Blackham mead, the Claies, Long Croft, parcel of Couchmans Roomes, Little Meadow, Roomes als Middle Roomes, Great Cowleaze, Ferrie Crofts, Cowleaze Croft, Little Cowleaze, Long Feild, The Cockaddams, The Parcks, Haselwood and the ponds with the orchard, in all 235 acres, viz, meadow 38 acres, pasture 142 acres, arable 35 acres, wood 19 acres
Rent £69, and two fat capons alive on 1st November.

c 1597Blackham Court, Hale Land, Ham House and Prowdes, The Manor of Blackham - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierBlackham Court

1714Occupation TenantJohn PykeBlackham CourtSutton's Historical Notes

1720Occupation TenantWilliam OvendenBlackham CourtSutton's Historical Notes

c 1724Withyham, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenBlackham Court

c 1795Blackham, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBlackham Court

c 1825Blackham, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBlackham Court

1838CensusHead; occupation: farmerJames Dives, farmerBlackham Court1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex

1838Occupation TenantJames Dives, farmerBlackham CourtSutton's Historical Notes

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Dives, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJames Dives, farmerBlackham Court Farm1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Susanna Dives, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49Susanna Dives
James Dives, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexJames Dives
Louisa Dives, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexLouisa Dives
Ellen Dives, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexEllen Dives
John Dives, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexJohn Dives
Susanna Dives, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexSusanna Dives
Robert Dives, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexRobert Dives
J. Dives, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexJ. Dives
Thomas Dives, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexThomas Dives
Alfred Dives, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexAlfred Dives
Agnes N/K, F, age 11Agnes N/K
Mary Anne N/K, F, age 9Mary Anne N/K
Sarah Cole, F, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: servantSarah Cole
Henry Hawkins, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantHenry Hawkins
ServantHenry Hawkins
George Weaver, M, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation ServantGeorge Weaver

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerThomas Twiner, farm labourerBlackham Court1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeSarah Twiner [Edwards]
SonJames Twiner, tanner

1867Directory entryKennard Chas., farmer, Blackham courtBlackham courtPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryKennard Chas., farmer, Blackham courtBlackham courtPost Office Directory

c 1875Blackham Court, Hale Farm, Ham Farm and Old Farm, North East of Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBlackham Court

1879Occupation TenantCharles HobsonBlackham CourtSutton's Historical Notes

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Hobson, M, Head, married, age 38, born Lincolnshire, employs 5 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmerCharles Hobson, farmerBlackham Court1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah Hobson, F, Wife, married, age 31, born CuckfieldSarah Hobson
May N. Hobson, F, Daughter, age 10, born SurreyMay N. Hobson
Lily P. M. Hobson, F, Daughter, age 4, born ChiddingstoneLily P. M. Hobson
Violet N. Hobson, F, Daughter, age 3, born ChiddingstoneViolet N. Hobson
Frances J. Churches, F, Governess Dom Serv, single, age 19, born SomersetFrances J. Churches

1882Directory entryHobson Charles, farmer, Blackham courtBlackham courtKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Cheal, M, Head, married, age 50, born Tandridge, Surrey; occupation: farm bailiffGeorge Cheal, farm bailiffBlackham Court Farm1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Eliga Cheal, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Cowden, KentEliga Cheal
Kate Cheal, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Tandridge, Surrey; occupation: general domestic servantKate Cheal
Ernest Cheal, M, Son, single, age 6, born Tandridge, SurreyErnest Cheal

1900Occupation TenantRobert AshbyBlackham CourtSutton's Historical Notes

2nd Apr 1911CensusSamson Ford, M, Head, married, age 36, born Windsor; occupation: chimney sweepSamson Ford, chimney sweepThe Caravan, Blackham Court1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Annie Ford, F, Wife, married 4 years, age 26, born Penzance, CornwallAnnie Ford
George Ford, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge Wells, KentGeorge Ford

2nd Apr 1911CensusRobert Ashby, M, Head, married, age 40, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmerRobert Ashby, farmerBlackham Court Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Edith Ashby, F, Wife, married 10 years, age 32, born Tunbridge Wells, KentEdith Ashby
Donald Ashby, M, Son, age 7, born Withyham, SussexDonald Ashby

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