The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 10

Places in Sweethaws
Adams Farm
Baileys Plot
Bishop's Cottage [a.k.a. Hillside]
Ivy Cottage
Moses [a.k.a. Sweethaws] Farm
Rose Cottage [a.k.a. Little Crofts]
Sweethaws Grange
Sweethaws Lodge
The Cottage [a.k.a. Yew Tree Cottage]
Woodholme
Historical records

1597FreeholderJohn Alchorne, of AdamsSweethawesBuckhurst Terrier
John Alchorne holds by deed tenement and lands called Sweethawes, 160 acres, bounds:-Rent 7s for Sweethawes, Birchett, Kidders Meade and Highbroome

22nd Jul 1822BirthHarriett Pilbeam [Holmwood]

10th Dec 1824BirthGeorge Holmwood, master smith

26th Feb 1839Stone Cross & Walshes, South of Crowborough - 1839Nicholas Dadswell (occupier) and Richard Allcorn (owner)Nicholas Dadswell, farmerHouse Meadow, Meadow (3 acres 2 roods 4 perches) plot 3970Rotherfield Tithe Map

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Holmwood, M, Head, married, age 69, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: almsman (farm labourer)George Holmwood, farm labourerSweet Haws1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Dinah Holmwood, F, Wife, married, age 68, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: almswomanDinah Holmwood [Mancer]

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Muddle, M, Head, married, age 39, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Muddle, farm labourerSweet Haws1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Matilda Muddle, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Buxted, SussexMatilda Muddle
Elizabeth A Muddle, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth A. Muddle
Alfred Muddle, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred Muddle

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Tester, M, Head, married, age 32, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge TesterSweet Haws1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Tester, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Buxted, SussexElizabeth Ann Tester [Pratt]

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Furner, M, Head, married, age 21, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Furner, farm labourerSweet Haws1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ellen Furner, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Furner [Streeter]
Albert Furner, M, Son, single, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAlbert Furner
Fredrick R Furner, M, Son, age 6m, born Rotherfield, SussexFrederick Furner

7th Apr 1861CensusHerbert Minns, M, Head, married, age 25, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHerbert Minns, farm labourerSweet Haws1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Charlotte Minns, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, SussexCharlotte Minns [Holmwood]
Alfred Minns, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred Minns
Eliza G Holmwood, F, Daughter-in-law, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Georgiana Wigmore Homewood

1867Directory entryMancer Harriet (Mrs.), farmer & shopkeeper, SweethawsSweethawsPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Filtness, M, Head, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Filtness, farm labourerSweethaws1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sophia Filtness, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, SussexSophia Filtness
Mary Filtness, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Filtness
Edward Filtness, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEdward Filtness
Sophia Filtness, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSophia Filtness
Phillip Filtness, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexPhillip Filtness

2nd Apr 1871CensusDaniel Brown, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDaniel BrownSweethaws1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Emmer Brown, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Rotherfield, SussexEmma Brown [Gilbert]
James Gilbert, M, Lodger, single, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Gilbert

2nd Apr 1871CensusRichard Mankelow, M, Head, widowed, age 43, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourerRichard Mankellow, farm labourerSweethaws1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Harriett Mankelow, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperHarriett Mankellow
Phebe Mankelow, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarPhoebe Turner [Mackellow]
Ellen Mankelow, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEllen Machellow
Naomi Mankelow, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarNaomi Wicker [Mackellow]
Sophia Mankelow, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSophia Mankellow

1874Directory entryMancer Harriet (Mrs.), farmer & shopkeeper, SweethawsSweethawsPost Office Directory

c 1875Sweethaws, Adams, Redbridge & Perrymans, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySweethaws

3rd Apr 1881CensusMr Hemsley, M, Head, age 25Albert Hemsley, labourerSweethaws1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 24Mary Jane Hemsley [Stevens]
Henrietta L. Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 2Henrietta L Hemsley
Alice Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 1, born RotherfieldAlice Turner [Hemsley]

3rd Apr 1881CensusPhilip Warnett, M, Head, married, age 32; occupation Farm labourerPhillip WarnettSweethaws1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mrs Warnett, F, Wife, age 30Mrs Warnett

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Neve, M, Head, married, age 30, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourerJames Neve, farm labourerSweethaws1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Neve, F, Wife, married, age 29Mary Neve
James Geo. Neve, M, Son, age 10, born Crowborough; occupation: scholarJames George Neve
William Neve, M, Son, age 8, born Crowborough; occupation: scholarWilliam Neve

3rd Apr 1881CensusAmos Parker, M, Head, married, age 57, born Crowborough; occupation: farm labourerAmos Parker, farm labourerSweethaws1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Jane Parker, F, Wife, married, age 53, born BuxtedMary Jane Parker [Smith]
Jesse Parker, M, Son, single, age 20, born Newick; occupation: wheelwright's labourerJesse Parker, wheelwright and carpenter
Carry Parker, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Crowborough, unemployedCaroline Parker

1882Directory entryManger Harriet (Mrs.), farmer & shopkeeper, SweethawsSweethawsKelly's Directory

1886ReflectionsSweet-HawsField and Hedgerow
'Here and there a house stands, as it seems, alone in the world on the Forest Ridge, thousands of acres of heather around, the deep weald underneath - as at Duddleswell, a look-out, as it were, over the earth. Forest Row, where they say the courtiers had their booths in ancient days; Forest Fold, Boar's-head Street, Greenwood Gate - all have a forest sound; and what prettier name could there be than Sweet-Haws? Greybirchet Wood again; Mossbarn, Highbroom, and so on. Outlying woods in every direction are fragments of the forest, you cannot get away from it; and look over whatever gate you will, there is always a view.'
extract from Buckhurst Park written by Richard Jefferies in 1886

5th Apr 1891CensusFredrick Taylor, M, Head, married, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general labourerFrederick James Taylor, general labourerSweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Alice Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Taylor [Bailey]

5th Apr 1891CensusAmos Parker, M, Head, married, age 67, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAmos Parker, farm labourerSweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Parker, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Buxted, SussexMary Jane Parker [Smith]

5th Apr 1891CensusJesse Parker, M, Head, married, age 30, born Newick, Sussex; occupation: wheelwright and carpenterJesse Parker, wheelwright and carpenterSweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Parker, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Crowborough, SussexEmily Parker [Izzard]
Carry Parker, F, Daughter, age 1, born Crowborough, SussexCarry Parker

5th Apr 1891CensusBenjaman Brazil, M, Head, age 61, born Rye, Sussex, occupation: general labourerBenjaman Brazil, general labourerTent, Sweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Price, M, Head, married, age 35; occupation: general labourerEdward Price, general labourerTent, Sweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Fanny Price, F, Wife, married, age 35Fanny Price
Frederick Price, M, Son, age 13Frederick Price
Fanny Price, F, Daughter, age 11Fanny Price
Jimmy Price, M, Son, age 4Jimmy Price
George Price, M, Son, age 6George Price
Edward Price, M, Son, age 7Edward Price
John Smith, M, Brother-in-law, age 35John Smith

5th Apr 1891CensusAuther Bowers, M, Head, married, age 47, born Guildford, Surrey, occupation: general labourerAuther Bowers, general labourerTent, Sweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Bowers, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Maidstone, KentSarah Bowers
Auther Bowers, M, Son, age 24, born Petworth, Sussex, occupation: general labourerAuther Bowers
John Bowers, M, Son, age 20, born Brighton, Sussex, occupation: general labourerJohn Bowers
Edward Bowers, M, Son, age 17, born Westerham, Kent, occupation: general labourerEdward Bowers
Rebecca Bowers, M, age 14, born Farnham, SurreyRebecca Bowers
Ellen Bowers, F, age 11, born Farnham, SurreyEllen Bowers

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry Tasker, M, Head, married, age 62, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Tasker, farm labourerSweet Haws, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Jemima Tasker, F, Wife, married 41 years, age 56, born Rotherfield, SussexJemima Harriett Tasker [Barton]
Florence Allcorn, F, Niece, single, age 24, born PenshurstFlorence Allcorn

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry Killick, M, Head, married 20 years, age 47, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: charcoal burnerHenry Killick, farm labourerSweet Haws, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Mercy Killick, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Crowborough, SussexMercy Matilda Killick [Manser]
Henry William Killick, M, Son, single, age 18, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: jobbing gardenerHenry William Killick
Blanche Celestone Killick, F, Daughter, age 8, born Crowborough, SussexBlanche Celestone Killick
Violet Ethel Killick, F, Daughter, age 6, born Crowborough, SussexViolet Ethel Killick

2nd Apr 1911CensusOliver Hazelden, M, Head, married, age 44, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: general labourer on golf linksOliver Haizelden, general labourer on golf linksSweet Haws, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Emily Hazelden, F, Wife, married 17 years, age 38, born Buxted, SussexEmily Hazelden [Duplock]
Maurice Hazelden, M, Son, single, age 14, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: houseboyMaurice Hazelden
Nora Hazelden, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Crowborough, SussexNora Hazelden
Clement Hazelden, M, Son, single, age 8, born Langton, KentClement Hazelden
Elsie Hazelden, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Langton, KentElsie Hazelden
Cyril Hazelden, M, Son, single, age 3, born Crowborough, SussexCyril Hazelden

2nd Apr 1911CensusPercy Bedwell, M, Head, married, age 27, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: gardenerPercy Bedwell, gardenerSweet Haws, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Kate Bedwell, F, Wife, married 6 years, age 31, born Crowborough, SussexKate Phoebe Bedwell [Hemsley]
Ivy Bedwell, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born Crowborough, SussexIvy Bedwell
Violet Bedwell, F, Daughter, age 3, born Crowborough, SussexViolet Bedwell
James Bedwell, M, Son, age 7 months, born Crowborough, SussexJames Bedwell

c 1914Cottage Garden with Black CatCottage Garden with Black Cat painted by Florence Emily CarlyleAgainst All Odds by Joan Murray
Oil on canvas: 78.1 x 60.8 cm
Private collection

c 1920SweethawsSweethaws, CrowboroughPrivate collection

c 1920The Cottage, SweethawsThe Cottage, Sweethaws, CrowboroughPrivate collection

c 1920Entrance, The Cottage, SweethawsEntrance, The Cottage, Sweethaws, CrowboroughPrivate collection

c 1920The Housekeeper, The Grange, SweethawsThe Housekeeper, The Grange, Sweethaws, CrowboroughPrivate collection

c 1920The Gardener, The Grange, SweethawsThe Gardener, The Grange, Sweethaws, CrowboroughPrivate collection

c 1920Sweet HawsSweet Haws, Crowborough photographed by A.H. StickellsAmbrose Henry Bensley StickellsPrivate collection

1928Borowe or Manor of Alchorne in 1560Borowe or Manor of Alchorne in 1560 by Mr Chapman and Catherine PulleinSweethawsPullein's Rotherfield

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