The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Blackness Road      Crowborough  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 34

Places in Blackness Road
Belvedere
Blacknest House
Blacknest Villa
Brow View
Burnham Villa
Elmfield
Figgs Farm
Hill View
Hillside
Holly Bank
Holly Cottage
Ladysmith Villa
Little Sunnyside
Niagara
Oban
Rockington
Rockington Nuseries
Rythdale
Sheerland
Sunnyside
Surrenden
Togo Villa
Woodbine Villas
Historical records

26th Feb 1839Coldharbour & Blacknest, South of Crowborough - 1839George Pilbeam (occupier) and William Card (owner)George Pilbeam, farm labourerHouse and Garden (0 acres 1 roods 0 perches) plot 2570Rotherfield Tithe Map

26th Feb 1839Coldharbour & Blacknest, South of Crowborough - 1839Richard Pilbeam (occupier and owner)Richard Pilbeam, farm labourerHouse and Garden, House and Garden (0 acres 0 roods 31 perches) plot 2571Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusMary Avis, F, Head, age 45 to 49, born SussexMary AvisBlacknest1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Avis, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexElizabeth Hobbs [Avis]
George Avis, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexGeorge Avis, farmer
Henry Walls, M, age 4, born SussexHenry Walls

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Pilbeam, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Pilbeam, farm labourerCrowborough [Blackness Road]1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Lucy Pilbeam, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexLucy Pilbeam [Hider]
James Pilbeam, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexJames Pilbeam, farm labourer
Sarah Pilbeam, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexSarah Ann Helmsley [Pilbeam]
Frances Pilbeam, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexFrances Taylor [Pilbeam]
Eliza Pilbeam, F, [Daughter], age 5 months, born SussexEliza Pilbeam

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Pilbeam, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerRichard Pilbeam, farm labourerBlacknest1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mercy Pilbeam, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexMercy Pilbeam [Card]
James Pilbeam, M, [Grand-son], age 14, born SussexJames Pilbeam, farm labourer
Thomas Pilbeam, M, [Grand-son], age 11, born SussexThomas Pilbeam, coal merchant and farmer
Charles Pilbeam, M, [Grand-son], age 7, born SussexCharles Pilbeam
Jesse Pilbeam, M, [Grand-son], age 4, born SussexJesse Pilbeam, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farmerCharles Hallett, farmerBlack Nest1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeHarriet Hallett [Ovenden]
Son; occupation: scholarThomas Hallett, farm labourer
DaughterJane Philp [Hallett]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJames Stevenson, farm labourerBlack Nest1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeDiana Stephenson [Farmer]
SonJames W. Stevenson
DaughterMary Ann Stevenson
DaughterElizabeth Eliza Stevenson
DaughterDiana Sarah Stevenson
DaughterJane Catherine Stevenson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerHenry Fermor, farm labourerBlack Nest1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Fermor [Price]
DaughterMary Bishop [Fermor]
DaughterSophia Heasman [Fermor]
DaughterEliza Smith [Fermor]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Pilbeam, farm labourerBlack Nest1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeLucy Pilbeam [Hider]
DaughterSarah Ann Helmsley [Pilbeam]
DaughterFrances Taylor [Pilbeam]
Son; occupation ScholarJames Pilbeam, farm labourer
SonGeorge Pilbeam, farm labourer
SonWilliam Thomas Pilbeam, farm labourer
DaughterLucy Ann Pilbeam

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn William Dadswell, farm labourerBlack Nest1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Ann Dadswell [Filtness] [Downard]
[Step]Son; occupation: scholarEdward Downard Filtness

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEphraim Chewter, farm labourerBlack Nest1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMaria Chewter [Dadswell]
DaughterTamar Chewter
DaughterMary Ann Chewter
SonEdward Chewter, farm labourer
DaughterElizabeth Rumens [Chewter]
DaughterCharlotte Avery [Chewter]
DaughterAnn Fenner [Chewter]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Arnold, farm labourerBlack Nest1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Arnold
Son; occupation: labourerDaniel T. Arnold
DaughterCharlotte Alice Wickens [Arnold]
SonWilliam Arnold
DaughterEllen Penfold [Arnold]
SonMoses Arnold
SonAaron Arnold

7th Apr 1861CensusCharles Hallett, M, Head, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: cordwainerCharles Hallett, farmerBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Harriett Hallett, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Withyham, SussexHarriet Hallett [Ovenden]
Jane Hallett, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, SussexJane Philp [Hallett]

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Barton, M, Head, married, age 35, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge BartonBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Barton, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Heathfield, SussexElizabeth Barton [Mitchell]
L Barton, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Doris Barton
George E Barton, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, SussexGeorge E. Barton
Jemima Barton, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexJemima Harriett Tasker [Barton]
John W Barton, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexJohn Barton
Ellen Barton, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Barton

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Mendaz, M, Head, married, age 59, born Middlesex; occupation: farmer employing 3 labourersWilliam Mendaz, farmerBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Caroline Mendaz, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Windsor, York Road, BerkshireCaroline Mendaz
Samuel W Mendaz, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, SussexSamuel W. Mendaz
Caroline Mendaz, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexCaroline Mendaz
Lewes Mendaz, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexLewes Mendaz
Eliza Mendaz, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Mendaz
Ellen Latter, F, Servant, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantEllen Betsy Latter

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Wilson, M, Head, married, age 75, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Wilson, farm labourerBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Pheba Wilson, F, Wife, married, age 72, born Lamberhurst, KentPheba Wilson
John Wilson, M, Grandson, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Wilson

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn W Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 49, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn William Dadswell, farm labourerBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary A Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ann Dadswell [Filtness] [Downard]

7th Apr 1861CensusEdward G Filtness, M, Head, married, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward G. Filtness, farm labourerBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sophia Filtness, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, SussexSophia Filtness

7th Apr 1861CensusHenry Boarer, M, Head, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Borer, farm labourerBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary A Boarer, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, SussexMaria Boarer [Richardson]
Maria Boarer, F, Daughter, age 14, born Withyham, SussexMaria Knight [Boarer]
Elizabeth Boarer, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Boarer
Henry Boarer, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, SussexHenry Boarer
Katherine A Boarer, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexCatherine Ann Cole [Boarer]
Selina Boarer, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexSelina Philadelphia Martin [Boarer]
Amos R Boarer, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexJames (Amos) Richard Boarer

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Luxford, M, Head, married, age 80, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farmerThomas Luxford, farmerBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Luxford, F, Wife, married, age 78, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Luxford
Henry Luxford, M, Son, single, age 37, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Luxford
James Peerless, M, Lodger, single, age 55, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: tailorJames Peerless
Henry Hoadly, M, Lodger, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Hoadley, farm labourer

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Siveyer, M, Head, married, age 57, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: chimney sweepJames Siviyer, chimney sweepBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Siveyer, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Slaugham, SussexSarah Sivyer [Goby]
Mary A Siveyer, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ann Painter [Sivyer]
Samuel Siveyer, M, Son, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexSamuel Sevier
Henry Siveyer, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield, SussexHenry Sevier
Thomas Siveyer, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, SussexThomas Sevier
William Siveyer, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Sevier
Jamima Siveyer, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexJemima Sivyer

7th Apr 1861CensusRichard Puddick, M, Head, married, age 40; occupation: licensed hawkerRichard Puddick, licensed hawkerBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Emma Puddick, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Nutfield, SurreyEmma Puddick
Elizabeth King, F, Niece, age 14, born Brixton Jail, LondonElizabeth King

7th Apr 1861CensusRichard Pilbeam, M, Head, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 4 acresRichard Pilbeam, farmerBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Eliza Pilbeam, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Pilbeam
Edith Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, SussexEdith Pilbeam
Emily Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Pilbeam

7th Apr 1861CensusJoseph Hyder, M, Lodger, single, age 55, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJoseph HiderBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Down, M, Head, widowed, age 92, born America; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Down, farm labourerBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Hannah Walnut, F, Servant, widowed, age 63, born Rotherfield, SussexHannah Walnut

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Arnold, M, Head, married, age 56, born Biddenden, Kent; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Arnold, farm labourerBlack Nest1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ann Arnold, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Withyham, SussexAnn Arnold
Daniel T Arnold, M, Son, single, age 30, born Slaugham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDaniel T. Arnold
Ellen Arnold, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Withyham, SussexEllen Penfold [Arnold]
Moses Arnold, M, Son, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexMoses Arnold
Aaron Arnold, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, SussexAaron Arnold

c 1875Coldharbour & Blacknest, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBlacknest

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Arnold, M, Head, married, age 76, born Biddenden; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Arnold, farm labourerBlack Nest1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Arnold, F, Wife, married, age 72, born WithyhamAnn Arnold
Daniel Arnold, M, Son, single, age 54, born Crawley; occupation: farm labourerDaniel T. Arnold

3rd Apr 1881CensusJonathan Dicker, M, Head, married, age 67, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerJonathan Dicker, farm labourerBlack Nest1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriet Dicker, F, Wife, married, age 59, born RotherfieldHarriet Dicker [Price]
Elizabeth Dicker, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born TonbridgeElizabeth Dicker
Ann Maria Dicker, F, Grand Daughter, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarAnn Maria Dicker
James Wells, M, Boarder, single, age 62, born Tonbridge; occupation Army pensionerJames Wells

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Wigmere, M, Head, single, age 50, born Rotherfield; occupation FarmerStephen Wigmore, sawyerBlack Nest1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Mankelow, F, Housekeeper, widowed, age 60, born Rotherfield; occupation: housekeeperAnn Manktellow

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Izzard, M, Head, married, age 42, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer journeymanAlfred Izzard, bricklayer journeymanBlack Nest1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriet Izzard, F, Wife, married, age 34, born BuxtedHarriet Izzard
Henry Izzard, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarHenry Izzard, labourer
Alfred Izzard, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarAlfred Izzard
George W. Izzard, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarGeorge W. Izzard
Jesse James Izzard, M, Son, age 2, born RotherfieldJesse James Izzard
Anna Izzard, F, Daughter, age 4 m, born RotherfieldAnna Maria Izzard

3rd Apr 1881CensusEzra Filtness, M, Head, married, age 48, born Rotherfield; occupation: fishmongerEzra Filtness, fishmongerBlack Nest Fishmonger1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Filtness, F, Wife, married, age 44, born BrenchlyElizabeth Filtness

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Filtness, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerEdward FiltnessBlack Nest1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriet Filtness, F, Wife, married, age 37, born RotherfieldHarriet Filtness [Miles]
John Filtness, M, Son, single, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJohn Filtness
Henry Filtness, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarHenry Filtness
Ezra Filtness, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarEzra Filtness
Louisa Filtness, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarLouisa Filtness
Fanny Filtness, F, Daughter, age 1, born RotherfieldFanny Filtness

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Fenner, M, Head, married, age 62, born Rotherfield; occupation: farmer and bakerGeorge Fenner, shopkeeper and master bakerBlack Nest1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 59, born RotherfieldAnn Fenner [Smith]
George Fenner, M, Son, single, age 36, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Fenner
Charles Fenner, M, Son, single, age 26, born Rotherfield; occupation: bakers journeymanCharles Fenner, journeyman baker
Naomi Smith, F, Serv, single, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation: servantNaomi Smith
Frederick Smith, M, Serv, single, age 20, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerFrederick Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Hoath, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield; occupation: carpenter journeymanSamuel Hoath, carpenter journeymanBlack Nest1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Esther Hoath, F, Wife, married, age 25, born RotherfieldEsther Hoath
Anna Hoath, F, Daughter, age 4, born RotherfieldAnna Hoath
Samuel Hoath, M, Son, age 1, born RotherfieldSamuel Hoath

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Goldsmith, M, Head, married, age 40, born Uckfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Goldsmith, farm labourerBlack Nest1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sophia Goldsmith, F, Wife, married, age 35, born RotherfieldSophia Goldsmith [Barton]
Elizabeth Goldsmith, F, Daughter, age 12, born RotherfieldElizabeth Goldsmith
Rachel Goldsmith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarRachel Parker [Martin] [Goldsmith]
Samuel Goldsmith, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarSamuel Goldsmith
Lousia Goldsmith, F, Daughter, age 1, born RotherfieldLousia Goldsmith

3rd Apr 1881CensusJob Collett, M, Head, age 15, occupation: farm labourerJob Collett, farm labourerIn Shed1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Avery, M, Head, age 50; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Avery, farm labourerIn Barn1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

c 1899Coldharbour & Blacknest, South of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBlacknest

2nd Apr 1911CensusEdward Verrall, M, Head, married, age 55, born Jarvis Brook, Sussex; occupation: jobbing gardenerEdward Verrall, jobbing gardenerBlacknest Road1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Verrall, F, age 55, born Isfield, SussexSarah Verrall

2nd Apr 1911CensusFrederick Verrall, M, Head, married, age 53, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: gardenerFrederick Verrall, gardenerBlacknest Road1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
May Verrall, F, Wife, married 30 years, age 52, born Redhill, SurreyMay Verrall
Annie Verrall, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Crowborough, SussexAnnie Verrall
Emily Verrall, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Crowborough, SussexEmily Verrall

2nd Apr 1911CensusCharles Tester, M, Head, married, age 29, born Lindfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourerCharles Tester, bricklayer's labourerBlacknest Road1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Beatrice Tester, F, Wife, married 8 years, age 25, born Crowborough, SussexBeatrice Violet Tester [Goldsmith]
Dorothy Tester, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: schoolDorothy Tester
Stanley Tester, M, Son, single, age 6, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: schoolStanley Tester
Rose Goldsmith, F, Sister, single, age 29, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: general servantMay Rose Goldsmith

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