The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Colemans Hatch    Ashdown Forest  Hartfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 24

Places in Colemans Hatch
Ashdown Forest [near Colemans Hatch]
Ashdown Park
Brick Kiln Farm
Camber Walk
Cave Cottage
Colemans Hatch Road
Colemans Hatch School
Coleman's Hatch Smithy
Cottage Forest House
Forest House
Hartfield Grove [a.k.a. South Hartfield House, Snow's Hole]
Hatch [a.k.a. The Sign of the Gate] Inn
High Beeches
Hill Side
Hollyhill [a.k.a. Flocks Farm]
Holy Trinity Church
Jackmans Place
Kidd's Hill
Little Shepherds Cottage
Little Shepherds Farm
New Bridge Cottage
Paternoster
Platt Farm
Ravens Cottage
Reed Cottage
Shepherds Gate
Shepherds Hill
St. Richard De Wych Church
Stone Cottage
The Prelude
The Ridge
Tigers Den
White Cottage
Yew Tree Cottage
Yew Tree Farm
Historical records

c 1724Comans Hatch, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenComans Hatch

c 1795Colemans Hatch, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamColemans Hatch

29th Apr 1809BirthEdmund Hills, farm labourerColemans Hatch

c 1825Colemans Hatch, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodColemans Hatch

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation labourerJames Anderson, labourer and carterScotsford Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Anderson [Balcombe]
DaughterEster Anderson
DaughterHarriett Anderson
SonJames Anderson
DaughterHannah Anderson
DaughterSarah Anderson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: coachmanHenry Beilby, coachmanTile Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeEster Beilby
DaughterCharlott Beilby
VisitorMary Ann Markwick

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Card, farm labourerHoldens Farm1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeMary Ann Card [Turner]
Son; occupation: farm labourerRichard Card, farm labourer
Lodger; widowed; occupation Farm LabourerJames Riste

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerJohn Cook, farm labourerNett House1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeHannah Cook [Tester] [Heasman]
Son-in-lawJohn Tester
SonJames Cook Tester, blacksmith

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: pauperMary Anne Divall [Shoebridge]Mill Bank1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Son; occupation: pauperJames Divall
Daughter; occupation: pauperFrances Divall
Son; occupation: pauperEdward Divall
Son; occupation: pauperJesse Divall
Son; occupation: pauperAlfred Divall

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: bricklayerObadiah Edwards, bricklayerMill Bank1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeHarriet Edwards [Shoebridge]
SonJames Edwards
DaughterHarriet Edwards
DaughterJane Edwards
Lodger; widowedCaroline Shoebridge [Weller]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerAbraham Edwards, farm labourerPick Lays1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
SonAbraham Edwards, garden labourer
SonWilliam Edwards, brewer
SonGeorge Edwards
DaughterSusannah Mitchell [Edwards]
Housekeeper; occupation HousekeeperJane Seal

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEdmund Hills, farm labourerForest Field1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeMary Ann Hill
Son; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Hill
DaughterHarriet Marget Buckman [Hill]
SonJohn Hill
SonEdmund Hill, labourer
SonHenry Hill

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: farm labourerEdward Heasman, farm labourerBrook1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Son; occupation: farm labourerJames Charles Hesman, carpenter
Son; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Hesman, farm labourer
Daughter-in-law; occupation: annuitantAnn Jenner [Heasman] [Cook]
Grand-daughterHarriett Heasman [Heasman]
Grand-son; occupation: scholarJohn Heasman, farm labourer
Grand-sonJames Heasman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GardenerJohn PollardSnathes Cross1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Pollard
Daughter; occupation ScholarRuth Pollard
Son; occupation ScholarWilliam Pollard
Son; occupation ScholarEdwin Pollard

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerEdward Beard, farm labourerLower Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeHarriett Beard
DaughterAnn Beard
SonBenjamin Beard

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerSamuel Beard, farm labourerRose Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Beard

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Broom MakerThomas SwiftWellfare Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeMaria Swift
Son; occupation ScholarThomas Swift

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowedMaria Heasman [Tidy] [Staples]Tile House1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Daughter; occupation ScholarAnn Tidy
Daughter; occupation ScholarFanny Tidey
SonLuke Tidey

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Wheatley, farm labourerAshdown Forest1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Wheatley [Sellwood]
DaughterJane Alder [Wheatley], lodging-house keeper
DaughterMary Ann Langridge [Wheatley], lodging-house keeper
SonAbraham Wheatley, labourer
SonIsaac Wheatley, general labourer
DaughterHarriett Sellwood [Wheatley]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJames (Ginger) Wheatley, farm labourer and stone-diggerTroves Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeHannah Wheatley [Cooper]
SonHenry Wheatley
SonAndrew Wheatley, farm labourer
SonWilliam Wheatley, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm LabourerJoseph WeedingStalesford Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Weeding [Tasker]
Lodger; widowed; occupation: farm labourerBenjamin Day

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam YoungOste House1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Young [Turner]
Son; occupation Farm LabourerThomas Young
DaughterElizabeth Young
Grand-sonTrayton Young

1874Directory entryElliott Abel, beer retailer & shopkeeper, Colmans hatchColmans hatchPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryMuggeridge Thomas, blacksmith, Colemans hatchColemans hatchPost Office Directory

c 1875Coleman's Hatch, West of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyColemans Hatch

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Muggridge, M, Head, married, age 60, born Surrey; occupation: blacksmithThomas Muggeridge, blacksmith and victuallerColemans Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Sarah Muggridge, F, Wife, married, age 56Sarah Muggeridge [Morris]
Nathaniel Muggridge, M, Son, age 21, born Surrey; occupation: blacksmithNathaniel Muggeridge, blacksmith

3rd Apr 1881CensusMichael Waters, M, Head, married, age 60, born East Grinstead; occupation LabourerMichael WatersColemans Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Rhoda Waters, F, Wife, married, age 44, born HartfieldRhoda Waters
John Waters, M, Son, age 17, born Hartfield; occupation Shoe maker's ApprenticeJohn Waters
Rhoda Waters, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarRhoda Waters
Ruth Waters, F, Daughter, age 7, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarRuth Waters
Alice Waters, F, Daughter, age 3, born HartfieldAlice Waters

3rd Apr 1881CensusBenjamin Bridger, M, Head, married, age 69, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerBenjamin Bridger, farm labourerForest1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Hannah Bridger, F, Wife, married, age 70, born HartfieldHannah Matilda Bridger [Tester]
Benjamin Bridger, M, Son, single, age 25, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerBenjamin Bridger
Henry Holmes, M, Grandson, age 12, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarHenry Holmes
Ada J. Fullagar, F, Scholar, age 11, born Tunbridge WellsAda J. Fullagar
Ada J. Fullagar, F, Scholar, age 11, born Tunbridge WellsAda Elizabeth Fraud Fullagar
Agnes M. Cersow

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Wheatley, M, Head, married, age 63, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerJames (Ginger) Wheatley, farm labourer and stone-diggerForest1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Hannah Wheatley, F, Wife, married, age 62, born HartfieldHannah Wheatley [Cooper]
William Wheatley, M, Son, single, age 30, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerWilliam Wheatley, farm labourer
George Wheatley, M, Son, single, age 23, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerGeorge Wheatley, railway plate-layer

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Card, M, Head, married, age 71, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerThomas Card, broom makerForest1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Mary Card, F, Wife, married, age 51, born OffhamMary Card [Burgess]
Jesse Card, M, Son, age 16, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerJesse Card, labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Card, M, Head, married, age 69, born Hartfield; occupation: farmerStephen Card, farm labourerForest1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Eliza Card, F, Wife, married, age 58, born RotherfieldEliza Card [Callow]

3rd Apr 1881CensusAmbrose Divall, M, Head, single, age 59, born Hartfield; occupation: farmerAmbrose DivallForest1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Stevenson, M, Head, married, age 38, born Maresfield; occupation: labourerJohn Stevenson, labourerForest1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Sarah A. Stevenson, F, Wife, married, age 40, born FletchingSarah Anne Stevenson
Leonard Stevenson, M, Son, single, age 9, born HartfieldLeonard John Stevenson
Stephen Stevenson, M, Son, age 1, born HartfieldStephen Henry Stevenson

5th Apr 1891CensusNathaniel Muggridge, M, Head, married, age 31, born Abinger, Surrey; occupation: blacksmithNathaniel Muggeridge, blacksmithSmiths Shop, Colemans Hatch1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Muggridge, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Muggeridge [Adams]
Evelyn Muggridge, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEvelyn Martha Muggeridge
Cicely Muggridge, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarCicely Muggeridge
Audley Muggridge, F, Daughter, age 3, born Hartfield, SussexAnsley Muggeridge
Nathaniel Muggridge, M, Son, age 1, born Hartfield, SussexNathaniel Muggeridge

c 1899Colemans Hatch, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyColeman's Hatch

1909DeathWilliam Divall, farm labourerColemans HatchJohn Divall's records

c 1910Kidd's HillKidd's Hill, Ashdown ForestColemans HatchJoyce Flower's records

c 1920Newbridge Mill, Colemans Hatch and Gills LapNewbridge Mill, Colemans Hatch and Gills Lap, Ashdown Forest photographed by Francis FrithColemans HatchPrivate collection

c 1920Colemans HatchColemans Hatch, Ashdown ForestColemans HatchPrivate collection

c 1920May Day at the Convent School, Colemans HatchMay Day at the Convent School, Colemans HatchJosephine Subedar's records
Dancing round the Maypole are Elsie Ellen Hyder, her two sisters Marge and Charlotte and father William Awcock plus a lad called Weeding.

1927Hatch Inn, Colemans HatchHatch Inn, Colemans Hatch, Ashdown Forest photographed by Francis FrithColemans Hatch
The Francis Frith Web Site The Frith archive was founded by Francis Frith, the pioneer Victorian photographer, in 1860 and today contains over 365,000 photographs of some 7,000 towns and villages throughout Britain. Taken between 1860 and 1970 these form a topographical record of Britain without equal and is recognised as probably the only photographic collection of national importance in private hands in Britain today.

The importance of the Frith archive is as a topographical and social record. It provides an amazingly detailed visual record of over 7,000 towns and villages, as well as illustrating the enormous social and structural changes which have taken place in Britain since 1860. Whilst some of the photographs are undoubtedly artistically outstanding, the real value of the archive lies in its scale. There is no other archive which can illustrate this period of British history so extensively or to such a high quality.

1928The River, Colemans HatchThe River, Colemans Hatch, Ashdown Forest photographed by Francis Frith
The Francis Frith Web Site The Frith archive was founded by Francis Frith, the pioneer Victorian photographer, in 1860 and today contains over 365,000 photographs of some 7,000 towns and villages throughout Britain. Taken between 1860 and 1970 these form a topographical record of Britain without equal and is recognised as probably the only photographic collection of national importance in private hands in Britain today.

The importance of the Frith archive is as a topographical and social record. It provides an amazingly detailed visual record of over 7,000 towns and villages, as well as illustrating the enormous social and structural changes which have taken place in Britain since 1860. Whilst some of the photographs are undoubtedly artistically outstanding, the real value of the archive lies in its scale. There is no other archive which can illustrate this period of British history so extensively or to such a high quality.

23rd Mar 1930DeathAgnes Annie Divall [Rumary]Colemans HatchJohn Divall's records

9th Oct 1943DeathBenjamin John Divall, grocer and draperColemans HatchJohn Divall's records

c 1950The School and Priests House, Colemans HatchThe School and Priests House, Colemans HatchPrivate collection

25th Aug 1963DeathFlorence Agnes DivallColemans HatchJohn Divall's records

13th Jun 1980DeathHilda DivallColemans HatchJohn Divall's records

3rd Feb 1981DeathWinnifred Mary Jessie DivallColemans HatchJohn Divall's records

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