The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Grubbs Farm  Mardens Hill    Crowborough  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 161
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 253

Historical records

1296Occupation OwnerRalph GrubbeGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1597FreeholderJohn SaxbiesGrubbsBuckhurst Terrier
John Saxbies holds by deed tenement and land called Grubbs, 16 acres; bounds:-
  • Lord Buckhurst's Dales wood to the North and East,
  • the forest of Ashdown, to the South and West
Rent 5s. 5d.

1663Occupation TenantThomas MedhurstGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1714Occupation TenantJohn BourneGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1722Occupation TenantSolomon NeeveGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1738Occupation TenantJames OvendenGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1773Occupation TenantThomas WaghornGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1799Occupation TenantJohn HallGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1825Occupation TenantF.C. ChappellGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

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

1838CensusHead; occupation: gentlemanThornton Brown, gentlemanGrubbs Farm1838 Census
Crowborough Warren and Lye Green, Sussex

1838Occupation TenantThornton BrownGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Hallett, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas HallettGrubbs Farm1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah Hallett, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Hallett
Mary Hallett, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29, born SussexMary Hallett
Obadiah Hallett, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexObadiah Hallett
Edward Tidy, M, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation LabourerEdward Tidy

1843Occupation TenantJames TaylorGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEdward Fuller, farm labourerGrubbs Farm1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeSarah Fuller
Daughter-in-law; occupation: dressmakerAnn Foster

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: carpenterJohn Edwards, carpenterGrubbs Farm1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeMaria E. Hobbs [Edwards] [Box]
Daughter; occupation: scholarJane Anne Edwards
Daughter; occupation: scholarHarriett Eliza Edwards
DaughterMary Frances Edwards
DaughterAlice Elizabeth Edwards
Niece; occupation: scholarAgnes Geer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gardenerJohn Hubbard Harden, gardenerLittle Grubbs1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
DaughterAnn H. Harding
Son; occupation: scholarCharles Harding, coach maker

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gardenerJames Killick, gardenerLittle Grubbs1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeMary Killick [Field]
Visitor; occupation: scholarGeorge Fry

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 1 person; occupation: farmerWilliam Killick, farmerLittle Grubbs1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Killick [Hall]
Son; occupation: scholarJohn Killick, farm labourer
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Jane Killick
Daughter; occupation: scholarEliza Killick
DaughterAnn Killick
DaughterElizabeth Killick
Servant; occupation Farm LabourerEdward Walter, farm labourer

c 1875Five-hundred Acre Wood, Friars Gate & Mardens Hill, Ashdown Forest - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyGrubbs Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Heasman, M, Head, married, age 38, born Withyham, employs 1 boy; occupation: farmerWilliam Heasman, farmerGrubb Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Emma Heasman, F, Wife, married, age 36, born SomersetEmma Heasman [Rowsell]
Elizabeth Rowsell, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 79, born DevonElizabeth Rowsell

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Heasman, M, Head, married, age 48, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Heasman, farmerGrubbs Farm1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Emma Heasman, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Chard, SomersetEmma Heasman [Rowsell]
Matilda Hoath, F, Companion, age 16, born Withyham, SussexMatilda Hoath

5th Apr 1891CensusEllen A Cook, F, Head, single, age 39, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: living on own meansEllen A Cook, living on own meansGrubbs Farm1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Betsy Cook, F, Sister, single, age 44, born Worth, Sussex; occupation: living on own meansBetsy Cook
James Cook, M, Brother, single, age 48, born Worth, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Cook

1893Occupation TenantWilliam HeasmanGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

c 1899Friar's Gate, Ashdown Forest - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyGrub's Farm

1901Occupation TenantWilliam Edwards, labourerGrubb's Farm FarmSutton's Historical Notes

Dec 1910PurchasedWilliam Edwards, labourerGrubbs FarmAlan Beattie's records
Grubbs Farm, part of the Buckhurst Estate and rented out for 36 pounds sterling per annum, was auctioned on the 13th/14th December 1910 and bought by the tenant William Edwards for 700 pounds sterling.

2nd Apr 1911CensusWilliam Edwards, M, Head, widower and was married 5 years, age 47, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Edwards, farmerGrubbs Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Albert C. Edwards, M, Son, single, age 17, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: working on farmAlbert C. Edwards
Evelyn H. R. Edwards, F, Daughter, age 14, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: house workEvelyn H. R. Edwards
Kathleen M. Edwards, F, Daughter, age 9, born Withyham, SussexKathleen M. Edwards
Elizabeth Edwards, F, Niece, single, age 29, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth Edwards
Amy G. Edwards, F, Grand niece, age 3, born Withyham, SussexAmy G. Edwards

2nd Apr 1911CensusAmos Marden, M, Head, single, age 60, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: gardenerAmos Marden, gardenerGrubbs Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex

2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Hurt, M, Head, married, age 46, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: carter on farmJohn Hurt, carter on farmGrubbs Farm, Mardens Hill1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Thomas Jarvis, M, single, age 58, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: stone dresser for buildingThomas Jarvis

1928DeathWilliam Edwards, labourerGrubbs FarmAlan Beattie's records

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