The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Steel Cross      Crowborough  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 279
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 263
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 10; p. 56

Places in Steel Cross
Hodges Farm
National School
Shorn [a.k.a. Chorn] Brook
Steel Cross Farm
Steel Cross House
Steel Cross Post Office
Tinkhurst [a.k.a Tinkers] Farm
Weston Cottages
Historical records

c 1724Eridge, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenSteel Cross

c 1724Rotherfield, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenSteel Cross

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

c 1825Eridge, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodSteel Cross

1837[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Thomas MouleSteel CrossThomas Moule
Thomas Moule was a bookseller. He published a number of important works on heraldry and antiquities, including Bibliotheca heraldica Brittaniae in 1822. The English Counties delineated; or, a topographical description of England has a complete series of county maps and was published by Thomas Moule in 1837

26th Feb 1839Steel Cross, East of Crowborough - 18391839 Rotherfield Tithe MapSteel Cross

26th Feb 1839Steel Cross, East of Crowborough - 1839Michael Taylor and George Norman (occupiers) and David T Dadswell (owner)Michael Taylor, thatcherCottage and Garden (0 acres 1 roods 37 perches) plot 2127Rotherfield Tithe Map
George Norman

15th Apr 1840BirthPhoebe Bishop [Holmwood]

6th Jun 1841CensusPhilladelphia Norman, F, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerPhiladelphia Norman [Piddlesden]Steel Cross1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Alfred Norman, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexAlfred Norman
Sarah Norman, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexSarah J. Norman

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Vinall, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: shoe makerThomas Vinall, boot and shoe makerSteel Cross1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sophia Vinall, F, [Wife], age 19, born SussexSophia Vinall [Norman]

6th Jun 1841CensusMichael Taylor, M, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerMichael Taylor, thatcherSteel Cross1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Anne Taylor, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexAnn Taylor

14th Mar 1842BirthEmily AdamsSteel CrossRotherfield Parish Registers

12th Aug 1843DeathThomas Taylor, butcherSteel CrossJudith Parr's records

25th Jul 1849BirthAlbert AdamsSteel CrossRotherfield Parish Registers

1851Richardson, Capt. Samuel, R.N.Captain Samuel Richardson, R.N.Steel CrossPost Office Directory

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Wickens, M, Head, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 130 acres employing 2 labourers and 1 boyJames Wickens, farmerSteel Cross1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Leah Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Rotherfield, SussexLeah Wickens [Fenner]
Elizh Miles, F, Servant, widowed, age 51, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantElizabeth Miles [Fenner]
William Pratt, M, Servant, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: oxmanWilliam Pratt
Henry Rogers, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Rogers
Sam Sales, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carterSamuel Sales
George Cole, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carter's mateGeorge Cole, farm labourer

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Gilbert, M, Head, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Gilbert, farm labourerSteel Cross1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Gilbert, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Gilbert
Jane Gilbert, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJane Georgiana Knight [Gilbert]
Charles Gilbert, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarCharles Obadiah Gilbert, farm labourer
Kate Gilbert, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarElizabeth Kate Gilbert
Emily Gilbert, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Harriet Peerless [Gilbert]
George Gilbert, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexGeorge Henry Gilbert

7th Apr 1861CensusHenry Fairbrother, M, Head, married, age 31, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: grocerHenry Fairbrother, grocerSteel Cross1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Harriet Fairbrother, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriet Fairbrother
George Fairbrother, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexGeorge Fairbrother
Henry Fairbrother, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexHenry Fairbrother
Eliza Pilbeam, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: house servantEliza Pilbeam

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Avery, M, Head, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn AverySteel Cross1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Emma Avery, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Avery [Wilson]

7th Apr 1861CensusJn Wickenden, M, Lodger, widowed, age 45, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJn WickendenSteel Cross1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

7th Apr 1861CensusElizh Smith, F, Lodger, widowed, age 71, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: nurseElizabeth SmithSteel Cross1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Rogers, M, Head, married, age 65, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Rogers, farm labourerSteel Cross1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Rogers, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Withyham, SussexMary Rogers [Holmes]
Henry Rogers, M, Son, single, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Rogers

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Smith, M, Head, married, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Smith, farm labourerSteel Cross1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Caroline Smith, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Buxted, SussexCaroline Smith [Walter]
Phebe Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, SussexPhebe Smith
Caroline Smith, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarCaroline Smith
Ruth Smith, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarRuth Smith
William Smith, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Smith
Walter Smith, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexWalter Smith
Ann Smith, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAnnie Smith
George Smith, M, Son, age 10m, born Rotherfield, SussexGeorge Smith
Elizabeth Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Smith

2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Shepherd, M, Head, single, age 22, born Portsmouth, Hampshire; occupation: national schoolmasterGeorge Shepherd, national schoolmasterSteel Cross1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Ann Porter, F, Sister, single, age 24, born Portsmouth, Hampshire; occupation: teacher of needleworkMary Ann Porter

2nd Apr 1871CensusCharles Weston, M, Head, married, age 45, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 10 acres and grocerCharles Weston, grocer and postmasterSteel Cross1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Philedelphia Weston, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Lamberhurst, SussexPhiladelphia Weston [Swift]
Julia Weston, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarJulia Mackellow [Weston]
Philedelphia Weston, F, Daughter, age 11, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarPhiladelphia Weston
Charles Swift Weston, M, Son, age 10, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarCharles Swift Weston, fly proprietor
Horac Weston, M, Son, age 7, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarHorace Weston
John Weston, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Weston, farm labourer
William Divell, M, Lodger, married, age 51, born Farnham, Essex; occupation: jobbing gardenerWilliam Divell
Mary Divell, F, Lodger, married, age 48, born Farnham, Essex; occupation: dressmakerMary Divell

2nd Apr 1871CensusCharles Ovenden, M, Head, married, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerCharles OvendenSteel Cross1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Ovenden, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ovenden [Taylor]
Mary Ovenden, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Ann Eliza Ovenden
Charles Ovenden, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarCharles Ovenden
William Ovenden, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Ovenden
Alfred Ovenden, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlfred Ovenden

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Tester, M, Head, married, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Tester, farm labourerSteel Cross1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Tester, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Frant, SussexMary Tester [Taylor]

2nd Apr 1871CensusAndrew Fenner, M, Head, married, age 58, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: master blacksmith employing 1 manAndrew Fenner, master blacksmithSteel Cross1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ellen Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Fenner [Lockyer]
John Fenner, M, Son, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: blacksmith's workmanJohn Simon Peter Fenner, master blacksmith
Ann Fenner, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexAnnie Fenner
Matha Fenner, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMartha Mackellow [Fenner]
Mary Fenner, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Fenner

2nd Apr 1871CensusMichael Taylor, M, Head, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerMichael Taylor, thatcherSteel Cross1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Charlott Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Newick, SussexCharlotte Taylor [Martin]
Ruth Taylor, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexRuth Goldsmith [Taylor]
James Latter, M, Boarder, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Latter, farm labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Wickenden, M, Lodger, widowed, age 55, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn WickendenSteel Cross1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Ealey, M, Head, married, age 28, born Heddington, Wiltshire; occupation: domestic coachmanJohn Ealey, domestic coachmanSteel Cross1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ellen Ealey, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Marlborough, Wiltshire; occupation: dairy womanEllen Ealey

1874Directory entryWeston Charles, shopkeeper, Steel crossSteel crossPost Office Directory

c 1875Steel Cross, Poundfield, Lime Kiln, & Hornhurst, East of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySteel Cross

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Ausdell, M, Head, married, age 61, born Cheshire; occupation retired engineerJohn Ausdell, engineerSteel Cross Cottage1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Louisa Ausdell, F, Wife, married, age 41, born LondonLouisa Ausdell
Clara Beale, F, Serv, single, age 39, born Tunbridge Wells, occupation: domestic servantClara Beale

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Lester, M, Head, married, age 56, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Lester, farm labourerLodge Gate1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Lester, F, Wife, married, age 59, born RotherfieldMary Lester

5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Weston, M, Head, married, age 64, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation FarmerCharles Weston, grocer and postmasterSteel Cross1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Philadelphia Weston, F, Wife, married, age 69, born Lamberhurst, SussexPhiladelphia Weston [Swift]
Julia Mackellow, F, Daughter, married, age 33, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: post office attendanJulia Mackellow [Weston]
Thomas Mackellow, M, Son-in-law, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenterThomas Mackellow, carpenter
Mahalath Mackellow, F, Granddaughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexMahalath Mackellow
Ella Julia Mackellow, F, Granddaughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexElla Julia Mackellow
Henry Lucas, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: farm servantHenry Lucas

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Baker, M, Head, married, age 32, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Baker, farm labourerSteel Cross1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriett Baker, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriet Baker
Ruth Baker, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, SussexRuth Baker
Harry Baker, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexHarry Baker
Harriet Baker, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriet Baker

5th Apr 1891CensusAmos Bailey, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general labourerAmos BaileySteel Cross1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Jane Bailey, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Wells, SomersetSarah Jane Bailey

5th Apr 1891CensusLouisa Ausdell, F, Head, widowed, age 54, born Deptford, Kent; occupation: living on own meansLouisa Ausdell, living on own meansSteel Cross1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Catherine Ausdell, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 77, born Northwick, CheshireCatherine Ausdell
Katherine Kimpton, F, Servant, single, age 55, born Hertford, Hertfordshire; occupation: general domestic servantKatherine Kimpton

5th Apr 1891CensusJoseph Wickens, M, Head, married, age 55, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerJoseph Wickens, farm labourerSteel Cross1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Wickens [Berwick]

5th Apr 1891CensusAndrew Fenner, M, Head, married, age 78, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: blacksmithAndrew Fenner, master blacksmithSteel Cross1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ellen Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 71, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Fenner [Lockyer]

5th Apr 1891CensusRichard Bromley, M, Head, widowed, age 41, born Otford, Kent; occupation: coachman and domestic servantRichard Bromley, coachmanSteel Cross1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Richard Arthur Bromley, M, Son, age 11, born South Hackney, LondonRichard Arthur Bromley
Kate Clemence, F, Servant, single, age 37, born Worthing, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperKate Clemence

c 1899Steel Cross, East of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveySteel Cross

2nd Apr 1911CensusJoseph Stanyon, M, Head, married, age 39, born Hds Bosworth, Leicestershire; occupation: market gardenerJoseph Stanyon, market gardenerSteel Cross1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Ellen Alice Norah Stanyon, F, Wife, married 13 years, age 35, born Boarshead Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: sub post officeEllen Alice Norah Stanyon
Violet Ellen Stanyon, F, Daughter, age 10, born Boarshead Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: schoolViolet Ellen Stanyon
Joseph Aubrey Stanyon, M, Son, age 7, born Steelcross Crowboro, SussexJoseph Aubrey Stanyon
Doris Irene Stanyon, F, Daughter, age 5, born Steelcross Crowboro, SussexDoris Irene Stanyon
Harriet Hemsley, F, Boarder, widow, age 73, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: old age pensionerHarriet Hemsley

2nd Apr 1911CensusMary Rosabel Lawrence, F, Head, single, age 33, born Mossley Hill Liverpool, Lancashire; occupation: private meansMary Rosabel Lawrence, private meansThe Steel Cross Cottages, Steel Cross1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Edith Whatley Lawrence, F, Sister, single, age 25, born Mossley Hill Liverpool, LancashireEdith Whatley Lawrence
Mercy Wilson, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: cookMercy Wilson
Kella Shore, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Tiverton, Devonshire; occupation: housemaidKella Shore

2nd Apr 1911CensusWilliam Henry Godden, M, Head, age 48, born West Lavington, Wiltshire; occupation: gardenerWilliam Henry Godden, gardenerSteel Cross Lodge, Steel Cross1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Ann Godden, F, Wife, age 47, born Oxfordshire; occupation: dressmakerElizabeth Ann Godden
Adelaide Muriel Baker, F, Niece, age 9, born Trowbridge, Wiltshire; occupation: schoolAdelaide Muriel Baker

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