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1590 to 1598HistoryBlackham CommonSutton'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.

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

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

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

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation: labourerWilliam Pain, labourerBlackham Common1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex
Employed by General Maitland; has about 8 acres and keeps 2 cows
Wife; belongs to Withyham ParishElizabeth Pain
All away from home4 children Pain

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation LabourerAbraham Hudson, farm labourerBlackham Common1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex
Employed by Abraham Hale of Hale Court Farm
Wife; belongs to Withyham ParishLucy Hudson [Adams]
SonWilliam Hudson
SonAbraham Hudson
SonJesse Hudson
DaughterCaroline Hudson
DaughterHarriett Hudson

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation: labourerThomas Vinal, farm labourerBlackham Common North1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex
Employed by Mr Richardson
Wife; belongs to Withyham ParishPhiladelphia Vinal [Heat]

1838CensusHead, belongs to Withyham Parish, occupation: labourerWilliam Chapman, labourerBlackham Common North1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex
Employed by Mr Richardson; sometimes attends a meeting called Bottle House (Baptist)
Wife, belongs to Withyham ParishEliza Chapman
Two at home3 children Chapman

1838CensusHead, belongs to East Grinstead Parish, occupation: labourerBenjamin Bridgland, labourerBlackham Common, outer road1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex
Employed by General Maitland; earns 10s per week
Wife, belongs to East Grinstead ParishMary Bridgland [Anderson]
All away from home except one daughter temporarily4 children Bridgland
William Bridgland, farm labourer

1838CensusHead; belongs to N/K Parish; occupation: labourerJoseph Wallis, farmerBlackham Common, outer side West1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex
Employed by his brother S. Wallis; has 5 acres and keeps a cow
Wife; belongs to N/K ParishMary Wallis [Post]
ChildChild Wallis
DaughterElizabeth Wallis
SonGeorge Wallis, farm labourer

6th Jun 1841CensusAbraham Hudson, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerAbraham Hudson, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Lucy Hudson, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34Lucy Hudson [Adams]
William Hudson, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexWilliam Hudson
Abraham Hudson, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexAbraham Hudson
Jesse Hudson, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexJesse Hudson
Caroline Hudson, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexCaroline Hudson
Harriet Hudson, F, [Daughter], age 10 months, born SussexHarriett Hudson

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Crowhurst, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: wheelwrightJohn Crowhurst, wheelwrightBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Maria Crowhurst, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexMaria Crowhurst [Hollamby]
Caroline Crowhurst, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexCaroline Reed [Crowhurst]
Betsy Crowhurst, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexElizabeth Crowhurst

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Hook, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Hook, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elisabeth Hook, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexElizabeth Hook [Groves]

6th Jun 1841CensusRobert Friend, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerRobert Friend, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Friend, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexMary Friend
James Friend, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexJames Friend
Richard Friend, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexRichard Friend

6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Brooks, F, Head, age 45 to 49, born SussexSarah BrooksBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
William Brooks, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: wheelwrightWilliam Brooks, wheelwright

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Hollamby, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: carrierThomas Hollamby, farmerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Jane Hollamby, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexJane Hollamby [Inashall]
Jane Hollamby, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexJane Burfoot [Hollamby]
Thomas Hollamby, M, [Son], age 4 months, born SussexThomas Hollamby, farmer
Mary Wallis, F, age 14, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Wallis

6th Jun 1841CensusSamuel Crittenden, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerSamuel Crittenden, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Caroline Crittenden, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexCaroline Crittenden
Mary Crittenden, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexMary Ann Crittenden

6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Howlett, F, Head, age 20 to 24, born SussexElizabeth Cottenham [Howlett] [Palmerine]Blackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah Howlett, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexSarah Palmerine
Frances Howlett, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexFanny Howlet
Thomas Howlett, M, [Son], age 5 months, born SussexThomas Howlet

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Pearson, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerRichard PearsonBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Lydia Pearson, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexLydia Pearson
Ellen Pearson, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexEllen Pearson
Richard Pearson, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexRichard Pearson
George Pearson, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexGeorge Pearson
Frances Pearson, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexFrances Pearson
Mary Ann Pearson, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexMary Ann Pearson

6th Jun 1841CensusCharles Cottenham, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerCharles Cottenham, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Cottenham, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexMary Cottenham
Ann Cottenham, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexAnn Cottenham
George Cottenham, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexGeorge Cottenham
Elizabeth Cottenham, F, [Mother], age 75 to 79, born SussexElizabeth Cottenham

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Farmer, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Farmer, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Susan Farmer, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexSusanna Farmer [Budgen]
Philip Farmer, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexPhilip Farmer
John Farmer, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexJohn Farmer
George Farmer, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexGeorge Farmer, farm labourer
Benjamin Farmer, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexBenjamin Farmer

6th Jun 1841CensusBenjamin Budgen, M, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerBenjamin BudgenBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elisabeth Budgen, F, [Wife], age 60 to 64, born SussexElizabeth Budgen [Bournes]
Thomas Budgen, M, [Son], age 30 to 34, born SussexThomas Budgen

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Crowhurst, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Crowhurst, farmerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Crowhurst, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexMary Crowhurst [Crowhurst]
Mary Crowhurst, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexMary Ann Crowhurst

6th Jun 1841CensusRobert Mercer, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerRobert MercerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Catherine Mercer, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexKatherine Mercer [Illman]
George Mercer, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Mercer, farm labourer
Thomas Mercer, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexThomas Mercer, farm labourer
Hannah Mercer, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexHannah Mercer
Ellen Mercer, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexEllen Mercer
Susan Mercer, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexSusan Mercer
Mary Mercer, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexMary Mercer

6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Heat, F, Head, age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah HeatBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Heat, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexMary Heath
Frances Heat, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexFrances Heat

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Chapman, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Chapman, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elisabeth Chapman, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexElisabeth Chapman
Sophia Chapman, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexSophia Chapman
Louisa Chapman, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexLouisa Chapman
Rachel Chapman, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexRachel Chapman
Ann Chapman, F, [Mother], age 70 to 74, born Sussex, occupation: independentAnn Chapman

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Tester, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Tester, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Tester, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24Mary Tester
Henry Tester, M, [Son], age 3Henry Tester

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Coleman, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Coleman, basket makerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah Coleman, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Coleman
Frances Cork, F, age 9, born SussexFrances Cork

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Frost, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Frost, bailiffBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Hannah Frost, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexHannah Frost [Chapman]
John Frost, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexJohn Frost
George Frost, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexGeorge Frost
William Frost, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexWilliam Frost
Obadiah Frost, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexObadiah Frost
Harry Frost, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexHarry Frost
James Frost, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexJames Frost

6th Jun 1841CensusDaniel Richardson, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation FarmerDaniel RichardsonBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah Richardson, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexSarah Richardson
Thomas Richardson, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexThomas Richardson
Daniel Richardson, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexDaniel Richardson
Caroline Richardson, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexCaroline Anna Richardson
James Richardson, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexJames Richardson
Elizabeth Richardson, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexElizabeth Richardson
Albert Richardson, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexAlbert Richardson
Caroline Collins, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex, occupation: servantCaroline Collins
Robert Vinall, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantRobert Vinal

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Hartnapp, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJames Hartnapp, farmerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Ann Hartnapp, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexAnn Hartnapp
Mercy Jenner, F, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: servantMercy Jenner
Joseph Brown, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantJoseph Brown

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Crowhurst, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation FarmerWilliam Crowhurst, farmerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Ann Crowhurst, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexAnn Crowhurst [Crittenden]
Ann Crowhurst, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexAnn Crowhurst
Jemima Crowhurst, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexJemima Crowhurst
Edward Crowhurst, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexEdward Crowhurst
Charles Crowhurst, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexCharles Crowhurst, labourer
Susannah Crowhurst, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexJewry Susanna Crowhurst
Rachel Crowhurst, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexRachel Crowhurst
Peter Crowhurst, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexPeter Crowhurst, carter and farm labourer
Ephraim Crowhurst, M, [Son], age 10 months, born SussexEphraim Crowhurst, farmer

6th Jun 1841CensusJoseph Mills, M, Head, age 65 to 69; occupation: shoe makerJoseph Mills, shoemakerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Philadelphia Mills, F, [Wife], age 65 to 69, born SussexPhiladelphia Mills [Fry]
William Mills, M, [Son], age 25 to 29, born SussexWilliam Mills, shoemaker

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Vinall, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Vinal, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Phoebe Vinall, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexPhiladelphia Vinal [Heat]
William Vinall, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexWilliam Vinall
George Vinall, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexGeorge Vinal
James Vinall, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexJames Vinal
Susan Vinall, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexSarah Vinal

6th Jun 1841CensusStephen Heat, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerStephen Heat, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elisabeth Heat, F, [Mother], age 65 to 69, born SussexElizabeth Heat
William Heat, M, [Brother], age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Heat, farm labourer

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Shoesmith, M, Head, age 40 to 44; occupation GrocerEdward ShoesmithBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Maryann Shoesmith, F, [Daughter], age 14Maryann Shoesmith
Martha Shoesmith, F, [Daughter], age 12Martha Shoesmith
Sarah Shoesmith, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexSarah Shoesmith
Elizabeth Haynes, F, age 20 to 24Elizabeth Haynes
William Botting, M, age 55 to 59, born Sussex, occupation: servantWilliam Botting
Susannah Cole, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantSusannah Cole

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Heasman, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Heasman, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Jane Heasman, F, [Wife], age 15 to 19, born SussexJane Heasman [Cottenham]
Susannah Heasman, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexSusannah Hesman

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Cottenham, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerHenry Cottenham, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Ann Cottenham, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexMary Ann Cottenham [Dorton]
Caroline Cottenham, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexCaroline Cottenden
John Head, M, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Head

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Marshall, M, Head, age 70 to 74; occupation: farm labourerJohn Marshal, labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Lucy Langridge, F, age 65 to 69, born SussexLucy Langridge [Thorp]

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Gibb, M, Head, age 60 to 64; occupation: farm labourerJohn Gibb, farm labourerBlackham Common1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Charlotte Gibb, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59Charlotte Gibb
Thomas Gibb, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexThomas Gibb
Charlotte Gibb, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexCharlotte Gibb

c 1875Blackham, North of Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBlackham Common

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