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

Historical records

31st May 1596Leaseholder (21 yrs)John TurnorLodge fieldsBuckhurst Terrier
John Turnor, yeoman, holds by deed meadow and lands called Blackham meadow, Robin's Lands, the Pannes, the Lodge feilds, the Little Aldrett, Beane Croft, the Great Aldrett, the hempyard with the lodge barn, 45 fields in all 178 acres, viz, meadow 14 acres, pasture 98 acres, arable 44 acres, wood 20 acres
Rent £36 15s. 0d., and 1 fat capon alive 1st November.

c 1597Blackham Common, The Manor of Blackham - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierLodgefeilds

1714Occupation TenantRichard MarshallLodgefieldsSutton's Historical Notes

1726Occupation TenantMrs MarshallLodgefieldsSutton's Historical Notes

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

1798Occupation TenantJohn FriendLodgefieldsSutton's Historical Notes

1810Occupation TenantJames KingLodgefieldsSutton's Historical Notes

1838CensusHead; occupation FarmerJames WoodmanLodgefield Farm1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Woodman, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation FarmerJames WoodmanLodgefield Farm1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elisabeth Woodman, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexElisabeth Woodman
Elisabeth Woodman, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexElisabeth Woodman
John Woodman, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexJohn Woodman
James Woodman, M, [Son], age 8 months, born SussexJames Woodman
William Smith, M, age 60 to 64; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Smith
John Cork, M, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Cork
George Fulman, M, age 20 to 24; occupation: servantGeorge Fulman
James Farmer, M, age 14, born Sussex; occupation: servantJames Farmer
Susanna Vinall, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantSusanna Vinal
Ann Wickenden, F, age 14; occupation ServantAnn Wickenden

1842Occupation TenantJames WoodmanLodgefieldsSutton's Historical Notes

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, employs 6 people; occupation: farmerJohn Burfoot, farmerLodgefield1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
DaughterSusannah Burfoot
SonGeorge Burfoot, carman
DaughterEleanor Gentle [Burfoot]
SonJohn Burfoot
DaughterEmily Burfoot
SonHenry Burfoot, contractor
Servant; occupation: farm labourerThomas Groombridge
Servant; occupation Farm LabourerJesse Hudson
Servant; occupation: house servantCharlotte Cole
Grand-sonFrancis H. Redford

1861Occupation TenantRobert Avery AshbyLodgefieldsSutton's Historical Notes

1867Directory entryAshby Robert, farmer, Lodge fieldLodge fieldPost Office Directory

1868Occupation TenantReginald AshbyLodgefieldsSutton's Historical Notes

1874Directory entryAshby Reginald, farmer, Lodge fieldLodge fieldPost Office Directory

c 1875Ashurst, North East of Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyLodgefield Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusReginald Ashby, M, Head, married, age 41, born Lindfield, employs 3 men; occupation: farmerReginald Martin Ashby, farmerLodgefield1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elizabeth Ashby, F, Wife, married, age 37, born CapelElizabeth Ashby [Geering]
Robert Ashby, M, Son, age 9, born Withyham; occupation: scholarRobert Ashby
Ellen Ashby, M, Son, age 5, born Withyham; occupation: scholarEllen Ashby
Fred Ashby, M, Son, age 7, born Withyham; occupation: scholarFred Ashby
Reginald Ashby, M, Son, age 3, born WithyhamReginald Adam Ashby
Herbert Ashby, M, Son, age 1, born WithyhamHerbert Ashby
Carrie Ashby, F, Daughter, age 5 m, born WithyhamCarry Elizabeth Ashby
Robert Ashby, M, Father, widowed, age 80, born Rotherfield; occupation: retired farmerRobert Avery Ashby, farmer
Sarah A. Dray, F, Visitor, married, age 56, born HeathfieldSarah A. Dray
Sarah A. Weeding, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Withyham; occupation ServantSarah Ann Edwards [Weeding]
Edwin Allen, M, Servant, single, age 30, born Withyham; occupation: farm servantEdwin Allen
James Still, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Cowden; occupation Farm servantJames Still

1882Directory entryAshby Reginald, farmer, Lodge fieldLodge fieldKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusReginald Ashby, M, Head, married, age 51, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: farmerReginald Martin Ashby, farmerLodgefield Farm House1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elizabeth Ashby, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Capel, KentElizabeth Ashby [Geering]
Kate Ashby, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Withyham, SussexKate Ashby
Robert Ashby, M, Son, single, age 19, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonRobert Ashby
Helen Ashby, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Withyham, SussexEllen Ashby
Reginald Ashby, M, Son, single, age 13, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarReginald Adam Ashby
Herbert Ashby, M, Son, single, age 11, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarHerbert Ashby
Cary Ashby, F, Daughter, single, age 10, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarCarry Elizabeth Ashby
Thomas Ashby, M, Son, single, age 9, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarThomas Martin Ashby
Frances Ashby, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarFrancis William Ashby
Jane Cottenham, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantJane Cottenham
Richard Jeffery, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm servantRichard Jeffery
Thomas Ashby, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm servantThomas Ashby

2nd Apr 1911CensusHerbert Ashby, M, Head, married, age 31, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmerHerbert Ashby, farmerLodge Fields1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Lucy Ashby, F, Wife, married 5 years, age 33, born Withyham, SussexLucy Ashby
John Herbert Ashby, M, Son, age 4, born Withyham, SussexJohn Herbert Ashby
Constance Lucy Ashby, F, Daughter, age 3, born Withyham, SussexConstance Lucy Ashby
Annie Louisa Wood, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: domestic servantAnnie Louisa Wood

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