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William Young, son of William Young and Elizabeth Young [Turner]
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14th January 1825
In the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
5th February 1825
At St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
9th October 1879
Ashdown Forest dispute

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Young, William (Commonly known as Champion Young.) 54. Living at Forest Row and now working for Bashford, carrier and coal merchant. Born at Fincham Farm, 14 January 1825. Baptised (he believes) at Hartfield. The Young family owned Fincham Farm.

My father was William Young. In consequence of a law suit my father's ownership of the farm was upset and he left it when I was a child just able to remember and he removed to Pest House for a short time and soon after to Upper Parrock Farm which was then owned by Francis Jenner as bailiff for the Honourable Anne Fuller. I worked for a time for Jenner till the farm was let to old Mr. Stephen Langridge (now dead), then I went on working there for him as carter boy for about 3 years then I went as mate with a team to Mr. George Elliott of Landhurst Farm, Hartfield, and went to and fro to London with his waggon (he was also a carrier) for 2 1/2 years. Then I went in the Spring for 3 months to Avis who had Hunts Farm at Wythyham (Lord De La Warr's property) Then I returned to old Mr. Langridge at Upper Parrock and remained as a carter till I was married about 1849. Then I went away to Hadlow at Michaelmas and stayed there for 11/2 years Then I returned to old Mr. Langridge and remained with him till his death and after that went on working there for his son Mr. Stephen Langridge who still uses the farm. I remained with him till 7 or 8 years ago and have since worked about at odd work cutting litter in the winter for anybody who would buy it. While I was working under Jenner at Upper Parrock I used to go with the ox team to the Forest after litter.


Ancestor's report
No descendent's report
Young, Younge, Youngs, Younger individual records
The ancestral pedigree of William Young
 William Youngm: 17th Aug 1818 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, SussexElizabeth Turner 
 b: 1797 Hever, Kent  b: 1797 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 6th Jan 1797 St. Michael's Church
Thomas  Ann William George Maria James Turner Lettitia Elizabeth
b: 1819 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Feb 1819 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1823 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Jan 1823 St. Mary's Church
 b: 14th Jan 1825 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 5th Feb 1825 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1826 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 5th Feb 1826 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1828 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jun 1828 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1830 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 9th May 1830 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1832 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jul 1832 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1834 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 13th Apr 1834 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1820 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Dec 1820 St. Mary's Church

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