The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Barnsgate  Uckfield Road    Buxted  

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

Historical records

c 1795Highhurst Wood, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBarns Gate

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

c 1825Highhurst Wood, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBarns Gate

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Dadswell, M, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation: farmerEdward Dadswell, farmerBarnsgate Farm1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Edward Dadswell, M, [Relative], age 15 to 19, born SussexEdward Dadswell
Robert Dadswell, M, [Relative], age 15 to 19, born SussexRobert Dadswell, farmer
Elizabeth Dadswell, F, [Sister], age 68, born Sussex; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth Dadswell
Matilda Tester, F, age 14, born Sussex; occupation: servantMatilda Tester
James Tester, M, age 14, born Sussex; occupation: servantJames Tester, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusWilliam Page, M, Head, age 44, born Maresfield; occupation: farmerWilliam Page Mitchell, farmerBarnsgate Farm1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Mary Page, F, Wife, age 45, born FletchingMary Ann Page Mitchell [Osborne]
William Page, M, Son, age 20, born Maresfield; occupation: employed on farmWilliam Page Mitchell
Edward Page, M, Son, age 18, born Maresfield; occupation: employed on farmEdward Page Mitchell, grocer and farmer
James Page, M, Son, age 15, born Maresfield; occupation: employed on farmJames Page Mitchell, farm labourer
George Page, M, Son, age 13, born Maresfield; occupation: employed on farmGeorge Page Mitchell, miller
Thomas Page, M, Son, age 10, born Maresfield; occupation: employed on farmThomas Page Mitchell
Servant; occupation House ServantHarriott Roberts

c 1875Barnsgate, Herons Ghyll, Chillies & Grovehurst, South West of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBarnsgate

1879RecollectionsAmbrose Holmwood, shepherdBarnes GateAshdown 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:

Homewood, Ambrose. 40. Barnes Gate, Buxted. Stockman under Mr. Robert Wilson. My Father Michael Homewood (dead) lived under Mr. Kenward who owned Welshwood Farm (40 acres), Rock's Farm (100 acres) and Stonecross Farm (30 acres), all in Rotherfield. He lived on Welshwood Farm. When I was a boy of 9 or 10 I used to go with my Father on to Ashdown Forest to bring in turf for the labourer on all those three farms. They used to have litter (but I cannot say whether from the Forest or from Pippingford). About 14 years ago I came back from Newick to Barns Farm and worked for Mr. Robert Wilson about 3 years. I then went to work on the Uckfield Railway a short time and then I went to live at Chillies and worked for Mr. Saunders about 6 months and then came back to Barns Gate 11 years ago last July and have worked there ever since.


3rd Apr 1881CensusAmbrose Holmwood, M, Head, married, age 46, born Rotherfield; occupation: shepherdAmbrose Holmwood, shepherdBarns Gate Farm1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Elizabeth Holmwood, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Horsted KeynesElizabeth Holmwood [Luxford]
Ambrose J.M. Holmwood, M, Son, single, age 15, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourerAmbrose James Michael Holmwood, farm labourer

5th Apr 1891CensusPhilip Warnett, M, Head, married, age 43, born Danehill, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerPhilip WarnettBarnesgate Cottages1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Jane Warnett, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Yalding, KentJane Warnett
George Warnett, M, Son, single, age 16, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerGeorge Warnett
Laura Warnett, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation ScholarLaura Warnett

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