The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Ashdown, M, Head, age 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Ashdown, farm labourerWaste Wood1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Mary Ashdown, F, [Wife], age 48, born SussexMary Ashdown
Hannah Ashdown, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexHannah Ashdown
Thomas Ashdown, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexThomas Ashdown, carpenter
Samuhole Ashdown, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexSamuel Ashdown
Caroline Ashdown, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexCaroline Ashdown

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 1 person; occupation: farmerJoseph Peckham, farmerWaste Farm1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Servant; occupation: labourerGeorge King

c 1875Wilderness Farm, Spoods Farm and Burnt House, South of Rotherfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyWaste Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Frost, M, Head, married, age 53, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Frost, farm labourerWaste Cottage1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Hannah Frost, F, Wife, married, age 48, born UckfieldHannah Frost [Richardson]
Samuel Frost, M, Son, age 21, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Frost
Henry Frost, M, Son, age 16, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourerHenry Frost
Eli Frost, M, Son, age 11, born Buxted; occupation: scholarEli Frost
Benjamin Frost, M, Son, age 4, born Buxted; occupation: scholarBenjamin Frost
David Frost, M, Son, age 3, born BuxtedDavid Frost
Alfred Frost, M, Grandson, age 11, born BuxtedAlfred Frost
Sarah Townsend, F, Mother In Law, age 77, born MaresfieldSarah Townsend [Richardson] [Briggs]

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Winter, M, Head, married, age 57, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerJames WinterWaste Wood1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Eliza Winter, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Withyham, SussexEliza Winter
Ernest Winter, M, Son, single, age 20, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation General Domestic ServantErnest Winter
Edward Winter, M, Son, single, age 18, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerEdward Winter
Joseph Winter, M, Son, age 16, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerJoseph Winter
Luther Winter, M, Son, age 14, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerLuther Winter
Arthur Winter, M, Son, age 9, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation ScholarArthur Winter
Cecil Winter, M, Son, age 1, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation ScholarCecil Winter
Wattie Winter, M, Son, age 4, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation ScholarWattie Winter
William Winter, M, Son, age 4, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation ScholarWilliam Winter

5th Apr 1891CensusRobin Wren, M, Head, married, age 60, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenterRobin WrenWaste Wood1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Naomi Wren, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Mayfield, SussexNaomi Wren [Baker]
Frank Wren, M, Son, single, age 19, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: general labourerFrank Wren
Oscar Wren, M, Son, age 15, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: general labourerOscar Wren
Roland Wren, M, Son, age 12, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarRoland Wren
Daisy Wren, F, Daughter, age 7, born Framfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarDaisy Wren

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Jabez Baldock, M, Head, married, age 59, born Mayfield, Sussex, occupation: farmerEdward Jabez BaldockWaste Wood1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Ann Baldock, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Mayfield, SussexAnn Baldock
Trayton Baldock, M, Son, single, age 25, born Heathfield, Sussex, occupation: farmer's sonTrayton Baldock
Grace Baldock, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Heathfield, SussexGrace Baldock
Benjamin Jabez Baldock, M, Son, age 9, born Wartling, Sussex, occupation: scholarBenjamin Jabez Baldock

5th Apr 1891CensusHerbert Clark, M, Head, married, age 66, born Framfield, Sussex, occupation: farm labourerHerbert Clark, farm labourerWaste Wood1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Anne Clark, F, Wife, married, age 75, born Mayfield, SussexAnne Clark

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Ovenden, M, Head, married, age 45, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation FarmerThomas OvendenWaste Wood1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Ether Ovenden, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Buxted, SussexEther Ovenden
Thomas Ovenden, M, Son, single, age 22, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Working in NurseriesThomas Ovenden
Emma Markell, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantEmma Markell
Thomas Dadswell, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Laughton, Sussex; occupation: farm servantThomas Dadswell

5th Apr 1891CensusTrayton Thomas, M, Head, married, age 33, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation FarmerTrayton ThomasWaste Wood1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Mercy Thomas, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Waldron, SussexMercy Thomas
Stephen Blackford, M, Boarder, single, age 70, born Burwash, Sussex, occupation: farm labourerStephen Blackford

5th Apr 1891CensusStephen Walters, M, Head, married, age 46, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation FarmerStephen WaltersWaste Farm1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Julia Walters, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, SussexJulia Walters [Harman]
William S Walters, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farmer's SonWilliam Stephen Walters
Edwin S Walters, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farmer's SonEdwin Samuel Walters
Montague E Walters, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarMontague Edward Walters
Ethel M Walters, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarEthel Maud Walters
Minnie Walters, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexMinnie Walters
Adelaide M Walters, F, Daughter, age 2, born Buxted, SussexAdelaide May Walters

c 1900HistoryWaste FarmFred Harman

However in the course of time Stephen and Julie moved to Hadlow Down and there they settled to farm their own land. This farm was known as "Hole farm" and in a document I obtained from Norman Walters, Julie and Stephen's great-grandson still living at Hadlow Down. The document described the farm is as follows:- 'The house is substantially built of brick and timber, and tiled. Containing two sitting rooms, kitchen, dairy, larder etc, with five bedrooms, and attics over. The farm buildings consist of a stable with granary, and a lean-to cart shed, a timber and tiled barn with a cow shed adjoining, yard with cow-lodge stall and two pig pounds.' Stephen and Julie were to need all that room in the house for as can be seen by the family tree they had eleven children. The actual farming land consisted of 135 acres of land, consisting of arable, pasture, and shaw (shaw being a thicket of wood).

In the mean time her sister Harriet and her husband John were farming at Aldebrook Crowborugh where they had two children. The photo's are of Waste farm which eventually was also farmed by the Walters boy's of Stephen and Julie. This was a smaller farm consisting of only 50 acres of land. In the photo you can see the farmhouse. The farmhouse had a sitting room, kitchen scullery, dairy, two larders, three bedrooms and an attic. The outside buildings were a barn timbered and tiled, cattle lodge, cow shed, open shed and yard, stable, harness room and wagons lodge. Again the land was same as Hole farm - arable, pasture and shaw. The farmhouse had a pleasant outlook and a elevated frontage that looked out and over to the road leading from Poundsley to Hadlow Down. In the photo can be seen the sons and a daughter posing while gathering in the harvest.

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