The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Steep      Crowborough  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 44; p. 58; p. 62; p. 458

Places in Steep
Brick Works
Clalands
Derridge [a.k.a. Dourage] Farm
Haywards Farm
Heaslands
High Steep
Lower Steep
Luxford
Pinehurst Farm
Rumsden Farm
Steep Hill Farm
Historical records

1327Subsidy/tax list3s 0 3/4dWalter de ParstepeParstepe, Village of Retherfeld, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1332Subsidy/tax list4s 3dWalter de ParstepePastepe, Village of Rutherfeld, Hundred of RutherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

c 1350Tenant listWilliam PesstepeOne messuage and 30 acres of ancient feoffment, RetherfeldePullein's Rotherfield

c 1825South of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodSteep Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Avery, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Avery, landownerSteep1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

6th Jun 1841CensusHarriett Dicker, F, Head, age 15 to 19, born SussexHarriet Dicker [Price]Steep1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
William Homewood, M, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Homewood, farm labourer
Frances Price, F, age 15 to 19, born SussexFrances Frost [Price]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerThomas Rogers, farm labourerSteep1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Ann Rogers [Weaver]
SonJohn Edwards Rogers

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farmer and shoemakerJohn Avery, landownerSteep1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeFrances Avery [Norman]
DaughterCatherine Avery
DaughterJudith Piper Avery
SonAthelstan Avery
Mother, widowedCatherine Avery
Son-in-law; occupation Sunday scholarWilliam Smith Norman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJames Relf, farm labourerSteep1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeHarriet Relf [Hider]
DaughterAnne Relf
DaughterSarah Ann Price [Relf]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Parker, bricklayer, farm labourerSteep1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeHarriet Parker [Holmwood]
SonAbner Homewood Parker, bricklayer
SonDaniel Parker

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Sands, farm labourerSteep1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Sands [Wickens]
DaughterMary Ann Sands
DaughterEliza Sands
SonWilliam Sands

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed; occupation: stone masonJames Frost, stone masonSteep1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
SonJames Frost
DaughterElizabeth Frost
Housekeeper; occupation: housekeeperMaria Price

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerRichard Price, farm labourerSteep1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Price
Son; occupation: farm labourerThomas Price

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Ralf, M, Head, widowed, age 56, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: road labourerJames Relf, farm labourerSteep Cottage1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ann Ralf, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, SussexAnne Relf
Sarah Ralf, F, Daughter, age 16, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Ann Price [Relf]

7th Apr 1861CensusFrances Avery, F, Head, married, age 43, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farmer's wifeFrances Avery [Norman]Steep Cottage1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Judith Piper Avery, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexJudith Piper Avery
Athelstan Avery, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAthelstan Avery
James Pattenden Avery, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexJames Pattenden Avery

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Sands, M, Head, married, age 39, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Sands, farm labourerSteep Lane1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ann Sands, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, SussexAnn Sands [Wickens]
Mary Ann Sands, F, Daughter, age 14, born Ringmer, SussexMary Ann Sands
Eliza Sands, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Sands
William Sands, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Sands
Ellen Sands, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Sands
James Sands, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexJames Sands
Mercy Sands, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexMercy Sands
Samuel Sands, M, Son, age 11m, born Rotherfield, SussexSamuel Sands

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Avery, M, Head, widowed, age 80, born Frittenden, Kent; occupation: landownerJohn Avery, landownerSteep Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Athelstan Avery, M, Son, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 8 acresAthelstan Avery
James Pattenden Avery, M, Son, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Pattenden Avery

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Smith, M, Head, married, age 28, born Dover, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJohn Smith, farm labourerSteep Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Catherine Smith, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, SussexCatherine Smith
Esther A Smith, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexEsther A. Smith
William J Smith, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam J. Smith

2nd Apr 1871CensusJonathan Dicker, M, Head, married, age 57, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJonathan Dicker, farm labourerSteep Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Harriett Dicker, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriett Dicker
Elizabeth Dicker, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Tonbridge, KentElizabeth Dicker
Richard Dicker, M, Son, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerRichard Dicker
James Wells, M, Lodger, single, age 56, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJames Wells

2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas Barden, M, Head, widowed, age 54, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: brickmaker employing 3 menThomas Barden, brickmakerSteep Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Thomas Barden, M, Son, single, age 16, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Barden
James Barden, M, Son, age 12, born Waldron, SussexJames Barden
William Barden, M, Son, married, age 25, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Barden
Martha Barden, F, Daughter-in-law, married, age 28, born Winfrith, DorsetMartha Barden
William Barden, M, Grandson, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Barden
James Barden, M, Grandson, age 2w, born Rotherfield, SussexJames Barden
Iris Roberts, F, Housekeeper, single, age 31, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperIris Roberts
Lewis Roberts, M, Housekeeper's son, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexLewis Roberts
Rose Roberts, F, Housekeeper's daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexRose Roberts
Jane Roberts, F, Housekeeper's daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexJane Roberts
Kate Roberts, F, Housekeeper's daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexKate Roberts
Fanny Roberts, F, Housekeeper's daughter, age 1w, born Rotherfield, SussexFanny Roberts

2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas Streeter, M, Head, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Streeter, farm labourerHoadly's Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Streeter, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Streeter [Berry]
Alfred Streeter, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Streeter, gardener
Mary Streeter, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Streeter
Charles Streeter, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarCharles Streater
Anne Streeter, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAnne Wren [Streeter]

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Tester, M, Head, married, age 46, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Tester, farm labourerSteep Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Frances Tester, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Buxted, SussexFrances Tester [May]
Jane Tester, F, Daughter, age 12, born Buxted, SussexJane Tester
Jabez James Tester, M, Son, age 9, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarJabez James Tester

1874Directory entryCrouch John, farmer, SteepSteepPost Office Directory

c 1875Owlsbury, Steep, & Treblers, South East of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySteep

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Standen, M, Head, married, age 36, born Henfield; occupation Farm labourerEdward StandenSteep1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emma Standen, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Framfield; occupation Farm labourerEmma Standen
Anne Standen, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarAnne Standen
Alice J. Standen, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarAlice J. Standen
William Standen, M, Son, single, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarWilliam Standen
Albert Standen, M, Son, single, age 4, born RotherfieldAlbert Standen
Frank Standen, M, Son, single, age 2, born RotherfieldFrank Standen
Frances Standen, F, Daughter, single, age 1 m, born RotherfieldFrances Standen

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Wood, M, Head, married, age 41, born Yorkshire; occupation Farm labourerWilliam James WoodSteep1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Catherine Wood, F, Wife, married, age 30, born RotherfieldCatherine Tester Wood [Taylor]
Albert Wood, M, Son, single, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerAlbert Wood
Matha Wood, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarMartha Wood
George Wood, M, Son, single, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarGeorge Wood
Esther Wood, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarEsther Wood
David Wood, M, Son, single, age 3, born RotherfieldDavid Wood
Peter Wood, M, Son, single, age 1, born RotherfieldPeter Wood

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Tester, M, Head, widowed, age 56, born Waldron; occupation: farmerEdward Tester, farm labourerSteep1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
James Tester, M, Son, single, age 20, born Buxted, employs 6 people; occupation: wheelwrightJabez James Tester
Harriet Tester, F, Sister, widowed, age 62, born Buxted; occupation: housekeeperHarriet Tester [May]

3rd Apr 1881CensusNeri Blackford, M, Head, married, age 40, born Mayfield, occupation: brick makerNeri BlackfordSteep1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Blackford, F, Wife, married, age 47, born RotherfieldAnn Blackford [Mackellow]
Frances E. Blackford, F, Sister, single, age 27, born Buxted, handicap: imbecileFrances E. Blackford

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Fry, M, Head, married, age 37, born Rotherfield; occupation: brick makerJohn Fry, brick makerSteep1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Jane Fry, F, Wife, married, age 31, born RotherfieldMargaret Jane Fry
Harriet Fry, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarHarriet Fry
John C. Fry, M, Son, single, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarJohn Charles Fry
William Fry, M, Son, single, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarWilliam Fry
George Fry, M, Son, single, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarGeorge Arthur Fry
Jane Fry, F, Daughter, single, age 5 m, born RotherfieldAnnie Jane Fry

1882Directory entryCrouch John, farmer, SteepSteepKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Casell, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: fish hawkerThomas Casell, fish hawkerSteep Cottage1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Thomas Casell, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: fish hawkerThomas Casell
Lilly Casell, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, SussexLilly Casell
William Casell, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Casell
Mary A Casell, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary A Casell
George Casell, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge Casell
Albert Casell, M, Son, age 8 months, born Rotherfield, SussexAlbert Casell

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn H Everett, M, Head, married, age 28, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn H. Everatt, farmerSteep1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary A Everett, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Hartfield, SussexMary A Everett
Minnie Everett, F, Daughter, age 6, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: scholarMinnie Everett
Lilly Everett, F, Daughter, age 4, born Crowborough, SussexLilly Everett
Charles Everett, M, Son, age 7 months, born Rotherfield, SussexCharles Everett

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Standen, M, Head, married, age 46, born Henfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Standen, farm labourerSteep1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emma Standen, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Framfield, SussexEmma Standen
Alice Standen, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Standen
Albert Standen, M, Son, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlbert Standen
Philip Standen, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarPhilip Standen
May Standen, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMay Standen
Ellen Standen, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEllen Standen
Ronald Standen, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexRonald Standen

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Blackford, M, Head, married, age 62, born Burwash, Sussex, occupation: brickmakerJames Blackford, brickmakerSteep1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ellen Blackford, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Mayfield, SussexEllen Blackford
Stephen Blackford, M, Son, single, age 25, born Waldron, Sussex, occupation: brickmakerStephen Blackford
Hannah Blackford, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Waldron, SussexHannah Blackford
Luke Blackford, M, Son, single, age 21, born Mayfield, Sussex, occupation: brickmakerLuke Blackford
Phoebe Blackford, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Mayfield, SussexPhoebe Blackford
Benjaman Blackford, M, Son, age 12, born Mayfield, Sussex, occupation: scholarBenjaman Blackford

5th Apr 1891CensusDaniel Blackford, M, Head, married, age 27, born Waldron, Sussex, occupation: brickmakerDaniel Blackford, brickmakerSteep1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Blackford, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Waldron, SussexMary Blackford

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Godley, M, Head, married, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerGeorge Godley, farmerSteep1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Godley, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Mayfield, SussexMercy Godley [Beal]
Eli Godley, M, Son, single, age 14, born Mayfield, SussexEli Godley
Edgar Godley, M, Son, age 10, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEdgar Godley
Emma Godley, F, Daughter, age 8, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmma Godley
Luther Godley, M, Son, age 5, born Mayfield, SussexLuther Godley

2nd Apr 1911CensusRobert De Courcey Cole, M, Head, married, age 31, born Southampton, Hampshire; occupation: gardenerRobert De Courcey Cole, gardenerSteep Cottage, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Frances Cole, F, Wife, married 6 years, age 30, born Little Common, SussexFrances Cole
Fredrick Cole, M, Son, age 5, born Jarvis Brook, SussexFredrick Cole
Francis Cole, M, Son, age 3, born Jarvis Brook, SussexFrancis Cole
Lennard Cole, M, Son, age 1, born Jarvis Brook, SussexLennard Cole

2nd Apr 1911CensusThomas Ruff, M, Head, married, age 37, born Bignor, Sussex; occupation: farmerThomas Ruff, farmerThe Steep, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Margaret Grace Ruff, F, Wife, married 9 years, age 36, born Buckham Hill, Uckfield, SussexMargaret Grace Ruff
Lillian Grace Fido, F, Niece, age 4, born Pimlico, LondonLillian Grace Fido

2nd Apr 1911CensusAlbert Hay, M, Head, married, age 47, born Uxbridge, Middlesex; occupation: groomAlbert Hay, groomThe Steep, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Martha Hay, F, Wife, married 13 years, age 42, born Brighton, SussexMartha Hay
Charles Hay, M, Son, age 12, born Wokingham, Berkshire; occupation: schoolCharles Hay
Henry Hay, M, Son, age 10, born Wokingham, Berkshire; occupation: schoolHenry Hay
Ina Hay, F, Daughter, age 10, born Wokingham, Berkshire; occupation: schoolIna Hay

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