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Database version 1.22 - 27th January 2004
Site contribution Further Harman and other related family records by Fred Harman
Further Brooker records by Roy Boydell
Hall records by John M Hall
   
Books Weaden Iron by Ernest Straker published in 1931
Horsted Keynes - The Church and Parish by F.S. Eardley published in 1939
   
Census 1851 census data for Fletching, Maresfield and Buxted completed
   
Database 84,208 people, 5,220 places; 416 maps; 160 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 101 books
 
Database version 1.21 - 9th January 2004
Site contribution Further Harman and other related family records by Fred Harman
Richard Realf records by Sheila Smith
   
Parish records Barnes and Ralph parish records added
   
Census Frant and Wadhurst 1851 census added
   
Database 80,495 people, 5,220 places; 416 maps; 143 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 99 books
 
Database version 1.20 - 22nd December 2003
Site contribution Further Harman and other related family records by Fred Harman
   
Books Windmills in Sussex by Peter Hemmings published 1936
The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace published 1923
   
Geography The inclusion of Wadhurst
   
Census Wadhurst 1881 Census
   
Database 74,464 people, 5,220 places; 416 maps; 143 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 99 books
 
Database version 1.19 - 9th December 2003
Site contribution Further Harman and other related family records by Fred Harman
   
Books Extracts from the Diary of a Sussex Tradesman [Thomas Turner], a Hundred Years Ago by R.W. Blencowe and M.A. Lower published 1859
Some of the Smaller Manor Houses of Sussex by Viscountess Wolseley published 1925
The 'Soul Surgery' - Sir Conan Doyle Talks of Many Things published 1926
Sheffield Park: A Beautiful Sussex Home by M.S. Russell-Goggs published 1927
The Life Story of a Very Ordinary Person by Ella Mary Harman published 1970
   
Pictures 24 further pictures, engravings and photographs
   
Database 70,856 people, 5,100 places; 416 maps; 143 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 97 books
Database version 1.18 - 26th November 2003
Parish records Walter and Watson parish records updated
Site contribution Harman and other related family records by Fred Harman
Books Higher quality implementation of Brooker's Guide to Uckfield
Pictures Further pictures of Hartfield and Rotherfield
Database 70,154 people, 5,100 places; 416 maps; 119 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 92 books
Database version 1.17 - 12th November 2003
Census 1851 census for Rotherfield and Crowborough updated and completed
   
Parish records Dann, Heath/Heathfield and Paris parish records updated
   
Site contribution Bridger records by Dan Schafer
Brooker records by Roy Boydell
Heathfield records by Sandy Back and
Russell records by John Cox
   
Database 70,154 people, 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 92 books
Database version 1.16 - 31st October 2003
Directories Cross referencing of the 1851, 1867, 1874 and 1882 Post Office and Kelly Directories
   
Geography First phase of extension to include East Hoathly, Framfield, Horsted Keynes, Isfield, Little Horsted and Waldron
   
Site contribution East Hoathly pictures and Parris records by Diana Young
   
Database 68,771 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 92 books
Database version 1.15 - 14th October 2003
Parish records Cox and Knapp parish records updated
   
Site contribution Cox records by John Cox
   
Database 68,771 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 92 books
 
Database version 1.14 - 3rd October 2003
Census 1881 census data for East Hoathly, Horsted Keynes, Isfield, Little Horsted and Waldron added
   
Worthies A. A. Milne genealogy added
   
Parish records Gurr and Page parish records updated
   
Site contribution Bedwell, Gurr, Page and Welfare records by Ian Harvey
   
Database 68,239 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 92 books
 
Database version 1.13 - 26th September 2003
Census 1881 Framfield census added
   
Parish records Bedwell and Welfare parish records updated
   
Database 61,323 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 92 books
 
Database version 1.12 - 19th September 2003
Site contribution Callow records by Linda Callow
Hartfield and Morphew records by Hartfield enthusiasts
 
Parish records Callow, Hartfield, and Morphew parish records updated
   
Documents Update of access to documents to allow higher quality images for the majority of images
   
Database 63,114 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 92 books
 
Database version 1.11 - 11th September 2003
Parish records Hollamby, Stevenson, and Turner parish records updated
   
Database 61,013 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 92 books
 
Database version 1.10 - 29th August 2003
Site contribution The Francis Frith photographic collection
   
Parish records Hartfield & Hatfield, Peerless, and Stevens parish records updated
   
Database 59,590 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 92 books
 
Database version 1.9 - 14th August 2003
Site contribution The Life and Work of Walter Delaplaine Scull by Susan Connor
   
Places Frant history added
   
Census data Frant 1881 census added
   
Books and articles Historical Associations of Frant by Luke Pearce in 1912 contributed by Ron Field
Frant - A Parish History by Henry S. Eeles in 1847
   
Maps Major upgrade to map sizes and control
   
Database 58,503 people; 5,150 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 92 books
 
Database version 1.8 - 1st August 2003
Family records Major upgrade to Langridge family records contributed by Sandra Langridge
   
Database 54,916 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 90 books
 
Database version 1.7 - 10th July 2003
Parish records Hill, Hobbs, Holmwood, Hook and Izzard parish records updated
   
Database 54,377 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 90 books
 
Database version 1.6 - 2nd July 2003
Parish records Helmsley, Hider, Langridge and Parker parish records updated for Fletching and Buxted
   
Books and articles Memoir of The Rev. E. Turner by The Rev. F.H. Arnold in 1873
Ecclesiastical History of the Deannery of South Malling by Edwin Hadlow W. Dunkin in 1874
Coventry Patmore in Sussex by John Wright in 1947
   
Database 53,097 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 90 books
 
Database version 1.5 - 26th June 2003
Books and articles Mayfield by William Durrant Cooper, F.S.A., V.P. in 1869
Additional Notes on Mayfield by William Ansell Day, Esq. in 1869
The Parliamentarian Surveys of the County of Sussex by John Robert Daniel-Tyssen, F.S.A. in 1871/2/3
Lost Mills of Waterdown Forest by Ernest Straker, F.S.A. in March 1939
Lost Mills of Medway by Ernest Straker, F.S.A. in August 1939
A. A. Milne in September 1939
Uckfield's Postman-Poet by Arthur Beckett in Octber 1939
The Story of Nan Tuck: A Sussex Legend by Dorothy E. M. Sivers in January 1940
The Squire of Crowborough by Elsie Indermaur in January 1940
   
Pictures The Gateway of Bolebrook in 1809
   
Database 52,047 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 115 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 90 books
 
Database version 1.4 - 17th June 2003
Places Ashdown Forest
   
Books and articles Uckfield, Past and Present by Rev. Edward Turner published in 1860
Waldron: Its Church, Its Mansions, and Its Manors by Rev. John Ley published in 1861
Ashdown Forest by Rev. Edward Turner published in 1862
Maresfield by Rev. Edward Turner published in 1862
Isfield Place by Rev. Edward Turner published in 1866
Historic Houses of Sussex - Bassetts Manor, Hartfield by Viscountess Wolseley published in 1932
Richard Realf: Sussex Poet and Abolitionist by David Mclean published in 1933
Historic Houses of Sussex - Bletchingley Farm, Rotherfield by Viscountess Wolseley published in 1933
Historic Houses of Sussex - Chartners Farm, Hartfield by Viscountess Wolseley published in 1933
Historic Houses of Sussex - Tablehurst Manor by Viscountess Wolseley published in 1934
Men of Sussex - Edward Daniel Clarke, LL.D published in 1934
Men of Sussex - George Watson, The Calculator published in 1934
Rudyard Kipling's Village by William A. Ramsey published in 1934
Historic Houses of Sussex - Heronsdale Manor, Waldron by Viscountess Wolseley published in 1935
Turner Trove - A Link with a Famous Sussex Diarist by L.B. Smith and E.A. Hadley published 1935
Historic Houses of Sussex - Lightlands, Frant by Viscountess Wolseley published in 1935
Edward Lear on Sussex Roads - A Record of 1829 by Gilbert Pass published in 1936
The Sussex Tales of Rudyard Kipling by Gilbert Pass published in 1936
Major R. Lawrence Thornton published in 1936
Rudyard Kipling and Sussex by Arthur Beckett published in 1936
Old Crowborough Windmill by G. H. Paynter published in 1936
Sussex and the Stories of Conan Doyle by Gilbert Pass published in 1936
Richard Jefferies in Sussex published in 1936
Historic Houses of Sussex - Bentley, Framfield by Viscountess Wolseley published in 1936
Arms of Some Famous Sussex Families by Helena Hall published in 1936
Historic Houses of Sussex - Hunt's Barn, Mayfield by Viscountess Wolseley published in 1936
Wren, The Uckfield Martyr by William Albery published in 1937
Richard Jefferies and Sussex by A. H. Anderson published in 1937
Sir William Burrell - A Great Sussex Antiquarian and his Wife by John Playford published in 1938
Lost Mills of Ashdown by Ernest Straker, F.S.A. published in 1938
Kipling's Sussex Poems by W. G. B. Maitland published in 1938
A Buckhurst Diary by Henry Cheal published in 1938
The Sussex Side of E. V. Lucas by Arthur Beckett published in 1938
Ashdown Forest and its inclosures by Ernest Straker published in 1940
The Parliamentarian Surveys of Ashdown Forest - Topographical Details by Ivan Margary published in 1940
   
Database 52,047 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 114 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 81 books
 
Database version 1.3 - 3rd June 2003
Books and articles Fletching, Parish and Church by Rev. Spencer Dodd Wilde published in 1851
Church of St Thomas a Becket by Rev. Henry Rosehurst Hoare published in 1851
Church of St Margaret, Buxted by Rev. Henry Rosehurst Hoare published in 1851
The free Chapels of Maresfield and Buxted by Rev. Edward Turner published in 1851
Highways & Byways in Sussex by E.V. Lucas published in 1904
Early Sussex Maps by Ethel Gerard published in 1928
Historic Houses of Sussex - Rotherfield Hall by Viscountess Wlseley published in 1928
Historic Houses of Sussex - The Marshall's Manor, Maresfield by Viscountess Wiseley published in 1931
Historic Houses of Sussex - Bolebroke by Viscountess Wiseley published in 1932
Historic Houses of Sussex - The Hermitage, Buxted by Viscountess Wiseley published in 1932
   
Maps Jan Blaeu's Map of Sussex - 1645
John Cary's Map of Sussex - 1787
   
Database 47,000 people; 5,100 places; 416 maps; 114 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 32 books
 
Database version 1.2 - 23rd May 2003
Books and articles Catherine Pullein's Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors published in 1928
Rev Edward Turner's The Kidders of Maresfield published in 1857
Extracts from the Journal of Walter Gale, Schoolmaster at Mayfield, 1750 published in 1857
   
Other Family pedigree pages provided for all 3,500 surnames
 
Database version 1.1 - 12th May 2003
Books Sussex painted by Wilfrid Ball published 1906
A History of Forest Fold Baptist Chapel by S. Delves published 1932
   
Pictures Crowborough Beacon Golf Club c 1910
Middle House, Mayfield, 1863
Middle House, Mayfield, c 1900
   
Parish records Obbard family records added
 
Database version 1.0 - 8th May 2003
Books History of Sussex published 1835
Mark Antony Lower's Worthies of Sussex published 1865
Mark Antony Lower's History of Sussex Vol I published 1870
Mark Antony Lower's History of Sussex Vol II published 1870
Richard Jefferies' Field and Hedgerow published 1889
Boys Firmin's Guide to Crowborough published 1890
Charles Sutton's Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest published 1902
Edward Thomas' Richard Jefferies: His Biography published 1909
Kenneth Holland McDermott's Buxted the Beautiful published 1929
Ernest Straker's The Buckhurst Terrier 1597-1598 published 1933
The Story of Crowborough published 1933
 
Census records Complete 1838 Census for Crowborough, Groombridge and Withyham
Partial (head of family only) 1851 Census for Buxted, Crowborough, East Hoathly, Fletching, Framfield, Hartfield, Isfield, Little Horsted, Maresfield, Mayfield, Rotherfield, Uckfield, Waldron and Withyham Complete 1881 Census for Buxted, Crowborough, Fletching, Hartfield, Maresfield, Mayfield, Rotherfield, Uckfield and Withyham
   
Directories Pigot's Sussex Trade Directory published 1828
Pigot's Sussex Trade Directory published 1833
Pigot's Sussex Trade Directory published 1839
Post Office Directory of Sussex published 1851
Post Office Directory of Sussex published 1867
Post Office Directory of Sussex published 1874
Kelly's Directory of Sussex published 1882
Pike's Local Blue Book and Directory of East Sussex published 1886
Brooker's Guide and Directory for Uckfield and District published 1888
 
Maps Inclusion of the following general maps:
Manor of Alchorne - 1560
JohnSpeed's Map of Sussex - 1610
Dewland Manor - 1675
Ashdown Forest - 1693
Morden's Map of Sussex - 1695
Kitchin's Map of Sussex - 1750
Bowen's Map of Sussex - 1756
Kitchin's Map of Sussex - 1763
Cole's Map of Sussex - 1808
Moule's Map of Sussex - 1837
Archer's Map of Sussex - 1840
Lower's Map of Sussex - 1864

The Buckhurst Terrier Maps of 1597-8

Complete set of Ordnance Survey Maps from 1875
 
Parish records Complete parish records prior to 1900 for Eridge, Forest Row, Fletching, Frant, Groombridge, Hadlow Down, Hartfield, Mayfield, Rotherfield and Withyham for the following surnames:-

Adams, Akehurst, Alcorn, Allen, Arnold, Ashby, Ashdown, Atheral, Avery, Avis
Bailey, Baker, Bassett, Bellingham, Berry, Berwick, Best, Bishop, Boarer, Bridger, Brooker, Brooman, Brown, Burges
Card, Chewter, Cole, Cork, Crittall, Crowhurst
Dadswell, Diplock, Divall
Edwards
Farmer, Fermor, Fenner, Field, Fowle, Fry
Gilbert, Godley Goldsmith, Guy
Hall, Harman, Heasman

Partial complete records for:

Helmsley, Hider, Hill, Hobbs, Holmwood, Hook
Izzard, Langridge
Mackellow
Parker, Peerless
Sackville, Smith, Stevens
Taylor, Turner
Walter, Watson, Weston, Wickens
 
Other 1295, 1328, 1332 Tax records for Mayfield
1528 Tax records for Mayfield
1803 Militia list for Buxted, Hartfield, Rotherfield and Withyham

Large collection of paintings, engravings, pictures and postcards

The Weald is at  Database version 12.3 which has ongoing updates to the 379,102 people; 9,000 places; 613 maps; 3,308 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 242 books loaded in the previous version

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