The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Coldharbour      Crowborough  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 58

Places in Coldharbour
Bellevue House
Caple Cottage
Cold Harbour Cottage
Coldharbour Farm
Kingsworth
Laurel Villa
Little Grove
Lyndhurst Cottages
Rose Cottage
Southpoint
Stone House
White Road House
Historical records

1836BirthElizabeth Foster [Gilbert]

26th Feb 1839Coldharbour & Blacknest, South of Crowborough - 1839William Wigmore (occupier) and William Gardner (owner)William Wigmore, farm labourerCottage and Garden (0 acres 1 roods 7 perches) plot 2898Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Wigmore, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born SussexWilliam Wigmore, farm labourerColdharbour1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Wigmore, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexAnn Wigmore [Wood]
Stephen Wigmore, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexStephen Wigmore, sawyer
Mary Wigmore, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexMary Ann Wigmore
Jasper Wigmore, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexJasper Wigmore
John Wigmore, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexGeorge Wigmore, farm labourer and butcher
Sarah Rogers, F, [Lodger], age 22, born SussexSarah Rogers [Wigmore]
James Rogers, M, [Lodger's son], age 1, born SussexJames Rogers

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: farmerWilliam Stevenson, farmerColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Son; occupation: labourerGeorge Stevenson
Lodger, occupation: housekeeperCaroline Billings

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm LabourerJames SharmanColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMatilda Sharman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 2 people; occupation: farmerWilliam Mendaz, farmerColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeBetsy Mendaz
Servant; occupation: carpenterGeorge Denmark, carpenter
Servant's wife; occupation: general servantMary Ann Denmark
Servant's sonWilliam Mendaz Denmark
Servant; occupation: general servantMary Ann Godley [Dadswell]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEphraim Hider, farm labourerColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeCary Hyder [Winter]
DaughterAnn Hazleden Winter
Daughter; occupation ScholarSusanna Winter
SonJames Hyder
DaughterMary Ann Hyder

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farmerThomas LuxfordColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Luxford [Rogers]
Son; occupation: labourerHenry Luxford
VisitorMary Roggers

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm LabourerRichard Pilbeam, farm labourerColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMercy Pilbeam [Card]
VisitorLucy Cole

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed; occupation: farm labourerJames Hoadly, farm labourerColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
DaughterMary Ann Edwards [Hoadley]
Servant, occupation: housekeeperPhiladelphia Bonds [Gilbert]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farmerJarvis CrippsColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Grand-daughterSophia Filtness [Cripps]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 2 people; occupation: farmerThomas Jarvis, farmerColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeLydia Jarvis [Mepham]
SonWilliam Jarvis
SonThomas Jarvis, stone mason

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: labourerAlfred Peerless, labourerColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mother, widowedCharlotte Peerless
Brother; occupation: labourerEdward Peerless

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bassett, farm labourerColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeHarriet Bassett
DaughterHarriett Peerless [Bassett]
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Ann Bassett
Son; occupation: scholarWilliam Bassett, charcoal burner
Son; occupation: scholarCharles Bassett
Lodger; occupation: cooperJames Latter, cooper
Lodger; occupation: farm labourerJames Latter, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerThomas Neves, farm labourerColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeTamar Neve [Stevenson] [Marchant]
SonThomas William Neve, labourer
Son-in-law; occupation: scholarAmos Stevenson
Son-in-law; occupation: scholarAmos Stevenson [Marchant], bricklayer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Baldwin, farm labourerColdharbour1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeAnne Baldwin [Luxford]
DaughterEmma Arnold [Baldwin]
DaughterAmelia Baker [Baldwin]
DaughterMary Ann Baldwin
SonJohn Baldwin
Servant; occupation: general servantAnn Gay

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Marchant, M, Head, married, age 42, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: cordwainerThomas Marchant, master boot makerCold Harbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary A Marchant, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Ticehurst, SussexAnn Marchant [Blake]

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Blake, M, Head, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenterJohn Blake, carpenterCold Harbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Blake, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Frimley, SurreySarah Blake
Frederick Blake, M, Son, age 3, born Frimley, SurreyFrederick Blake
Sydney J Blake, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexSydney J. Blake
Caroline Blake, F, Daughter, age 6m, born Rotherfield, SussexCaroline Blake

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Billings, M, Lodger, single, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge BillingsCold Harbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Wigmore, M, Head, married, age 64, born Tonbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Wigmore, farm labourerCold Harbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ann Wigmore, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Fletching, SussexAnn Wigmore [Wood]
William Wigmore, M, Son, single, age 45, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: farmer of 13 acresWilliam Wigmore
George Wigmore, M, Son, single, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Wigmore, farm labourer and butcher
Walter Wigmore, M, Son, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWalter Wigmore, pork butcher and farm labourer
Mary A Wigmore, F, Granddaughter, age 11, born Rotherfield, SussexMary A. Wigmore
Walter Britt, M, Grandson, age 7, born Brighton, SussexWalter Britt

7th Apr 1861CensusStephen Wigmore, M, Head, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: sawyerStephen Wigmore, sawyerCold Harbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Wigmore, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Wigmore [Adams]
Elizabeth Adams, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 74, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's widowElizabeth Adams [Baker]

7th Apr 1861CensusElizabeth Mackelow, F, Head, widowed, age 60, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's widowElizabeth Manktelow [Dadswell]Coldharbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Mackelow, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Ann Mankellow
Nancy Mackelow, F, Granddaughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexNancy Mackelow

7th Apr 1861CensusHenry Fermor, M, Head, married, age 56, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Fermor, farm labourerColdharbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Fermor, F, Wife, married, age 68, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Fermor [Price]

7th Apr 1861CensusTrayton Smith, M, Head, married, age 23, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerTrayton Smith, farm labourerColdharbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Eliza Smith, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Smith

7th Apr 1861CensusEphram Chewter, M, Head, married, age 49, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEphraim Chewter, farm labourerColdharbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Maria Chewter, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Rotherfield, SussexMaria Chewter [Dadswell]
Tamar Chewter, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, SussexTamar Chewter
Edward Chewter, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Chewter, farm labourer
Charlotte Chewter, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexCharlotte Avery [Chewter]
Ann Chewter, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield, SussexAnn Fenner [Chewter]

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Histed, M, Head, married, age 53, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bootmaker employing 2 menThomas Histed, shoe makerColdharbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Histed, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Histed [Pilbeam]
Sarah Histed, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Ann Holmwood [Histed]
Mary Ann Histed, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ann Price [Histed]
Isabell Histed, F, Granddaughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexIsabel Jane Histed

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Histed, M, Head, married, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bootmakerThomas James HistedColdharbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Ann Histed, F, Wife, married, age 20, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Anna Sawyers [Histed] [Novis]
Alfred Histed, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred James Histed, bricklayer journeyman
Frances Histed, F, Daughter, age 10m, born Rotherfield, SussexFrances Elizabeth Selina Novice Histed

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 60, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Dadswell, farm labourerCold Harbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Buxted, SussexMary Dadswell [Pollard]
Sarah Godley, F, Daughter, married, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's wifeSarah Godley [Dadswell]
David Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDavid Dadswell
Martha Dadswell, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, SussexMartha Hayward [Dadswell]
Thomas Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Dadswell, thatcher
Harriett Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHarriet Neville [Dadswell]
Daniel Dadswell, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarDaniel Dadswell, milkman

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Wickens, M, Head, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Wickens, farm labourerCold Harbour1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Jane Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, SussexJane Wickens [Payne]
Mary Ann Wickens, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ann Wickens
Ruth J Wickens, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexRuth Jane Berwick [Wickens]
Alfred Wickens, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred Sanuel Wickens, gardener

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Wigmore, M, Head, married, age 77, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: retired farmerWilliam Wigmore, farm labourerCold Harbour1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ann Wigmore, F, Wife, married, age 74, born Fletching, SussexAnn Wigmore [Wood]
William Wigmore, M, Son, single, age 50, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: farm bailiffWilliam Wigmore
Stephen Wigmore, M, Son, single, age 41, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: sawyer journeymanStephen Wigmore, sawyer
George Wigmore, M, Son, single, age 36, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: hucksterGeorge Wigmore, farm labourer and butcher
Walter Wigmore, M, Son, single, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: pig dealerWalter Wigmore, pork butcher and farm labourer
Mary A Wigmore, F, Granddaughter, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantMary A. Wigmore

2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Billings, M, Head, married, age 36, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 10 acres of landGeorge Billings, farmerCold Harbour1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Phillidelpha Billings, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, SussexPhillidelpha Billings
George Billings, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexGeorge Billings

2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas Tester, M, Head, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Tester, farm labourerCold Harbour1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Tamer Tester, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Rotherfield, SussexTamar Tester
William Tester, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Tester

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Turner, M, Head, married, age 23, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Turner, dealer in marine storesCold Harbour1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary A Turner, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ann Turner [Pratt]
Abraham Turner, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexAbraham Turner
Emma Turner, F, Daughter, age 3m, born Rotherfield, SussexEmma Turner

2nd Apr 1871CensusAnn Tester, F, Head, widowed, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's widowAnn Tester [Hoadley]Cold Harbour1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
James Tester, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, SussexJames Henry Tester
Frederick Tester, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexFrederick George Tester, general labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Wood, M, Head, married, age 32, born Lincolnshire; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Wood, farm labourerCold Harbour1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Catherine Wood, F, Wife, married, age 20, born Rotherfield, SussexCatherine Wood
Albert Wood, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, SussexAlbert Wood
Martha Wood, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexMartha Wood

2nd Apr 1871CensusStephen Brooman, M, Head, married, age 72, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: former farm labourer (almsman)Stephen Brooman, farm labourerCold Harbour1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Hannah Brooman, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Mayfield, SussexHannah Brooman [Duplock]

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 66, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Dadswell, farm labourerCold Harbour1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Fellay Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Withyham, SussexPhiladelphia Dadswell [Boarer]
David Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourerDavid Dadswell, coachman
Eliza Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEliza Dadswell
Jemima Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJemima Dadswell

2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas Homewood, M, Head, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: railway labourerThomas Holmwood, railway platelayerCold Harbour1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Leah E Homewood, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Hemsted, KentLeah Elias Holmwood [Bassett]
Margaret Homewood, F, [Step]Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMargaret Homewood
Tom Homewood, M, Son, age 10m, born Rotherfield, SussexTom Holmwood

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Homewood, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Holmwood, farm labourerCold Harbour1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ruth Homewood, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Rotherfield, SussexRuth Holmwood [Midmore]
Allis L Homewood, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Laura Holmwood

2nd Apr 1871CensusJoseph Harman, M, Head, married, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer journeymanJoseph Harman, farm labourerCold Harbour1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Abagul Harman, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Tunbridge, KentMargaret Abigail Harman [Turner]
Jula Harman, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tunbridge, KentJulia Barnes [Harman]

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Hoadley, M, Head, married, age 44, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerHenry Hoadley, farm labourerColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Philadalpha Hoadley, F, Wife, married, age 40, born RotherfieldPhiladelphia Hoadley [Billings]
Henry Hoadley, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarHenry Hoadley
Alice Hoadley, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarAlice Hoadley
James Hoadley, M, Lodger, single, age 77, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Hoadley, farm labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Wigmere, M, Head, single, age 61, born Rotherfield; occupation FarmerWilliam WigmoreColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Henry Luxford, M, Serv, single, age 72, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerHenry Luxford

3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter Wigmere, M, Head, married, age 34, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerWalter Wigmore, pork butcher and farm labourerColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mercy Wigmere, F, Wife, married, age 29, born HadlowMercy Wigmore [Wheatley]
Albert Wigmere, M, Son, age 6, born Lewes; occupation ScholarAlbert James Wigmore
Lilian Wigmere, F, Daughter, age 4, born Lewes; occupation ScholarLillian Ann Wigmore
Beatrice Wigmere, F, Daughter, age 3, born Lewes; occupation ScholarBeatrice Mary Wigmore
Charles Wigmere, M, Son, age 1, born RotherfieldCharles William Wigmore, groom

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Paynter, M, Head, married, age 37, born Norfolk; occupation Farm labourerJames Painter, farm labourerColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Ann Paynter, F, Wife, married, age 37, born RotherfieldMary Ann Painter [Sivyer]
George Paynter, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarGeorge Painter
William Paynter, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarWilliam Painter
Lizzy Paynter, F, Daughter, age 3, born RotherfieldLizzy Painter

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Histed, M, Head, married, age 22, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer journeymanAlfred James Histed, bricklayer journeymanColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Jane Histed, F, Wife, married, age 22, born UckfieldJane Histed
Frank Histed, M, Son, age 5 m, born RotherfieldFrank Histed

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Harman, M, Head, married, age 24, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer journeymanWilliam Harman, bricklayerColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Ann Harman, F, Wife, married, age 25, born RotherfieldMary Ann Lucy Harman [Novis]
Frederick H. Novice, M, Stepson, age 3, born UckfieldFrederick John William Harman Novice
Mary E. Harman, F, Daughter, age 1, born RotherfieldMary Elizabeth Deborah Lucy Novis Voice [Harman]
Regnold Harman, M, Son, age 6 m, born RotherfieldReginald Edward Harman

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Rofe, M, Head, married, age 41, born Salehurst; occupation FloristAlfred RofeColdharbour Flower Shop1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Rofe, F, Wife, married, age 41, born SalehurstEmily Rofe
Emma Rofe, F, Daughter, age 13, born Salehurst; occupation ScholarEmma Rofe
Charles Rofe, M, Son, age 10, born Mountfield; occupation ScholarCharles Rofe
Rose Rofe, F, Daughter, age 8, born Mountfield; occupation ScholarRose Rofe
Ann Reed, F, Mother, widowed, age 62, born SalehurstAnn Reed
Mary Reed, F, Sister, single, age 19, born SedlescombeMary Reed

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick J. Novice, M, Head, married, age 44, born Framfield; occupation: beer house keeperFrederick John Novis, beer house keeperColdharbour Beer House1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Anna Novice, F, Wife, married, age 44, born MayfieldAnna Novis [Hendley]
Clara Anna Novice, F, Daughter, age 1, born RotherfieldClara Anna Novice
George Jarrett, M, Serv, single, age 21, born Uckfield; occupation Domestic servantGeorge Jarrett, servant

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel R. Smith, M, Head, married, age 35, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Richard Smith, farm labourerColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Kate Smith, F, Wife, married, age 35, born BenendenKate Smith [Jarrett] [Southon]
Owen Jarrett, M, Stepson, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarOwen Jarrett
James Jarrett, M, Stepson, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarJames Jarrett
Kate Jarrett, F, Step Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarKate Jarrett
Infant Smith, M, Son, age 1 m, born RotherfieldInfant Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Marchant, M, Head, married, age 61, born Rotherfield; occupation: master boot makerThomas Marchant, master boot makerColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Marchant, F, Wife, married, age 61, born TicehurstAnn Marchant [Blake]

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Arnold, M, Head, married, age 34, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Arnold, farm labourerColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Isabella J. Arnold, F, Wife, married, age 24, born RotherfieldIsabella J. Arnold
Emiline Arnold, F, Daughter, age 1, born RotherfieldEmiline Arnold
Charles A. Arnold, M, Son, age 1 m, born RotherfieldCharles A. Arnold

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenery Neve, M, Head, married, age 27, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerHenery Neve, farm labourerColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Ann Neve, F, Wife, married, age 23, born FletchingMary Ann Neve
Fanny Neve, F, Daughter, age 4, born RotherfieldFanny Neve
Henery J. Neve, M, Son, age 3, born RotherfieldHenery J. Neve

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Wickens, M, Head, married, age 44, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam Wickens, farm labourerColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Caroline Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 36, born RotherfieldCaroline Wickens [Sherbourne]
George Sherbourne, M, Son, age 13, born Uckfield; occupation ScholarGeorge Sherbourne
William Sherbourne, M, Son, age 10, born Uckfield; occupation ScholarWilliam Sherbourne
Susan Sherbourne, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarSusan Sophia Card [Sherbourne]

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Mankelow, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer journeymanGeorge Mankellow, bricklayer journeymanColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Julia Mankelow, F, Wife, married, age 24, born RotherfieldJulia Mankelow [Sellins]
Elizabeth C. Mankelow, F, Daughter, age 3, born RotherfieldElizabeth Caroline Mackelow
Albert E. Mankelow, M, Son, age 4 m, born RotherfieldAlbert Edward Mankelow

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Novice, M, Head, married, age 73, born Framfield; occupation: stone sawyerJohn Francis Novis, farm labourerColdharbour1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Debora Novice, F, Wife, married, age 67, born RotherfieldDeborah Novis [Damper]
France Histed, F, Grand Daughter, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation: general servantFrances Elizabeth Selina Novice Histed
Thomas Histed, M, Grandson, single, age 17, born Heathfield; occupation: farm labourerThomas Edward Histed
Ebenezer Histed, M, Grandson, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerEbenezer Histed, farm labourer
Elizabeth J. Histed, F, Great Grand Daughter, age 1, born RotherfieldElizabeth J. Histed

1890HistoryColdharbourFirmin's Guide

There were no buildings on White Hill, which was then called Coldharbour, and the lower part of it was known by the name of the Bowling Alley. Along High Street, past South View to the Common on the left, stood only one building, Haircombe Farm House, belonging to Sir J. Shelley, Bart. On the opposite side was a long narrow thatched building, divided into compartments. This belonged to the parish, and was connected with the Poor House then existing at Rotherfield. It was used as a dwelling for the aged poor, and being built of slabs of wood, went by the name of Slab Castle. The ground around this building, consisting of several acres, also belonged to the parish.

The next building on this side of the way was placed where there are several fine yew trees. These trees still thrive, and are magnificent specimens of their species.

A very old thatched building yet remains near these trees. It marks the spot where the ancestor of one of the Crowborough families, between 200 and 300 years ago, first pitched his tent. He came from the North, and selecting this spot for his encampment, proceeded to cut down trees to build a wooden hut, which, on completing, he called Collier's Lodge. All around this spot was a thick wood, which, as he was a charcoal burner, supplied him with material for his work. The charcoal he sold to the ironmasters in the neighbourhood for their furnaces, and sometimes carried it to the London market.

There seems to have been no objection made by the Lord of the Manor at this period to anyone using the wood or settling upon the Forest, but at certain times the bailiff came round and demanded a small quit-rent as an acknowledgement of the Lord's manorial rights from those who had established themselves on the forest land. Subsequently, however, settlers, whenever they attempted to locate themselves on this waste ground, were summarily dislodged.

There appears to be little doubt that Crowborough Hill was well wooded at one period, and that the trees were all felled to make charcoal for the numerous furnaces in the vicinity. An old inhabitant recollects her father stating that he had seen seven furnaces at work at the same time around Crowborough, and that he remembered an oak tree being dug out of the Broom Bog, near Broom Farm, which was as black as the bog in which it was found. Her father was born in 1780, but there are also traditions from the grandfather and others going far back in time, and some of my statements are made from these traditions.


5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Coleman, M, Head, married, age 37, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer and mealmanAlfred John Coleman, farmer and mealmanColdharbour1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Eliza Coleman, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Lewes, SussexEliza Coleman
Janet Coleman, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexJanet Coleman
Arthur J Coleman, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexArthur J Coleman

5th Apr 1891CensusStephen Wigmore, M, Head, widowed, age 64, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerStephen Wigmore, sawyerColdharbour1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Mackellow, F, Servant, widowed, age 76, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperAnn Manktellow

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Hope, M, Head, married, age 58, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Hope, farm labourerColdharbour1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Philadelphen Hope, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Mayfield, SussexPhiladelphen Hope
Charles Hope, M, Son, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerCharles Hope
Albert Hope, M, Son, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: house boyAlbert Hope

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

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Fasthosts web site  
ODNB  
British Libarary  
High Weald  
Sussex Family History Group  
Sussex Record Society  
Sussex Archaeological Society  
Kent Archaeological Society  
Mid Kent Marriages  
Ancestry  
Genes Reunited  
International Genealogical Index  
National Archives  

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