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Summerford [a.k.a. Long Grange] Farm    Station Road  Withyham  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 116

Historical records

1327Occupation TenantJohn de SomefordSomefordSutton's Historical Notes

1590 to 1598HistorySummerfordSutton'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.

2nd Dec 1595Leaseholder (21 yrs)Richard RoseNew Grange or Sommerford GrangeBuckhurst Terrier
Richard Rose, yeoman, holds by indenture the farm or grange called New Grange or Sommerford Grange with the orchard and garden, Barne Croft, Liehoade Croft (adjoining Liehoade Common), Sommerford Mead and another field, in all 28 acres: viz., meadow 22 acres, pasture 6 acres.
Rent £9 and 4 fat capons alive 1st November.

c 1597Fiskeridge, The Manor of Buckhurst - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierSommerford Grange

1714Occupation TenantRobert MillsSummerford FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1740Occupation TenantThomas MillsSummerford FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1794Occupation TenantJohn TurnerSummerford FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1801Occupation TenantJohn TurnerSummerford FarmSutton's Historical Notes

c 1825Withyham, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodSummerford

1838CensusHead; occupation: farmerJohn Turner, farmerSummerford1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Turner, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Turner, farmerSummerford Farm1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Alice Turner, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born SussexAlice Turner
Anna Turner, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexAnna Elizabeth Freeth [Turner]
John Turner, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexJohn Henry Turner, land agent and steward
Emma Turner, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexEmma Alice Macrae [Turner]
Edward Cook, M, age 30 to 34, born Sussex, occupation: servantEdward Cook
Abraham Atherfold, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation servantAbraham Atherfold
William Heat, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Heath, farm labourer
Elizabeth Reed, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation ServantElizabeth Reed
Mary Frost, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Frost
Frances Mew, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantFrances Mew

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 10 people; occupation: farmerJames Dives, farmerSummerford1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeMary Dives
SisterJane Dives
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJohn King
NieceEllen Hale
Servant; occupation: house servantAnn Ellis
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJames Tasker, labourer

1860Occupation TenantH JeffreysSummerford FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1867Directory entryJeffrey Henry, esq., SummerfordSummerfordPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryJeffrey Henry, SummerfordSummerfordPost Office Directory

c 1875Bolebrook Mill & Perryhill, North of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySummerford Farm

1879Occupation TenantHenry TaylorSummerford FarmSutton's Historical Notes

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Skinner, M, Head, married, age 44, born Surrey; occupation Farm BailiffThomas SkinnerSummerford Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Esther Skinner, F, Wife, married, age 45, born SurreyEsther Skinner
Mary Skinner, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born SurreyMary Skinner
Thomas Skinner, M, Son, age 16, born Surrey; occupation Milk manThomas Skinner
Henry Skinner, M, Son, age 11, born Surrey; occupation ScholarHenry Skinner
James Skinner, M, Son, age 9, born Surrey; occupation ScholarJames Skinner
George Skinner, M, Son, age 7, born East Grinstead; occupation ScholarGeorge Skinner
William Skinner, M, Son, age 4, born East GrinsteadWilliam Skinner
Susanna Skinner, F, Daughter, age 8 m, born WithyhamSusanna Skinner
Thomas Mills, M, Nephew, single, age 18, born Surrey; occupation: farm labourerThomas Mills

1882Directory entryTaylor Henry, farmer & grazier, Summerford farmSummerford farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Skinner, M, Head, married, age 54, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: farm bailiffThomas Skinner, farm bailiffSomerford Farm1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Esther Skinner, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Tandridge, SurreyEsther Skinner
Henry Skinner, M, Son, single, age 21, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: farm labourerHenry Skinner
George Skinner, M, Son, single, age 17, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: railway clerkGeorge Skinner
William Skinner, M, Son, single, age 14, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Skinner
Savanah Skinner, F, Daughter, single, age 10, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarSavanah Skinner

1902HistorySummerford [a.k.a. Long Grange] FarmSutton's Historical Notes
The boundary of Fiskeridge Farm is desribed in the "Barony of Buckhurst" as leading to Liegoade Common on the North, and abutting on the London Field on the South, and it appears on the map to be almost in the centre of Summerford Farm near Blackham Mead and Little Combe. The farmhouse was pulled down many years ago. By 1799 Fiskeridge was held with Summerford Farm, or, as it was called, Long Grange. Little Summerford was on the opposite side of the road, on the railway side of the river, and was for many years held with Long Grange Farm.

2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Henry Uridge, M, Head, married, age 41, born Chailey, Sussex; occupation: shop and dairy farmerJohn Henry Uridge, shop and dairy farmerSummerford1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Laura Annie Uridge, F, Wife, married 14 years, age 41, born Albourne, SussexLaura Annie Uridge
Margaret Smith, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Windsor, Buckinghamshire; occupation: lady helpMargaret Smith

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