The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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1597FreeholderJohn Alchorne, of AdamsHighbroomeBuckhurst Terrier
John Alchorne holds by deed Highbroome, bounds:-
  • Crowbarrow to the North
  • John Butcher's Kent land and Downefeild to the East
  • Queens highway Stone Cross to Court Gate to the South
  • Perryman's to the West
Rent 7s for Sweethawes, Birchett, Kidders Meade and Highbroome

26th Feb 1839Stone Cross & Walshes, South of Crowborough - 1839William Barton (occupier) and William Thorpe (owner)Wood Mansion and Pleasure Ground Wood (5 acres 0 roods 12 perches) plot 3901Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Sharp, M, Head, age 41; occupation IndependentWilliam SharpHigh Broom1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Ann Sharp, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34Mary Ann Sharp
Tom Sharp, M, [Son], age 12Tom Sharp
Sarah Pearson, F, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation ServantSarah Pearson
Philles Turner, F, age 16, born Sussex; occupation: servantPhilly Henly [Curtis] [Turner]
Jno Dadswell, M, age 16, born Sussex; occupation: servantJohn Dodswell

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas B Ashford, M, Head, married, age 30, born Sproughton, Suffolk; occupation: farmer of 91 acres employing 2 men an 1 boyThomas B. Ashford, farmerHigh Broom1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Henrietta Ashford, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Wivenhoe, EssexHenrietta Ashford
Henrietta C Ashford, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexHenrietta C. Ashford
Charlotte Wickens, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantCharlotte Wickens

1867Directory entryMontizuma, -, esq., HighbroomHighbroomPost Office Directory

c 1875Stone Cross & Walshes, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyHigh Broom

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames L. Williams, M, Head, married, age 54, born Marylebone, employs 4 men; occupation Wine merchant, Landowner and FarmerJames L. WilliamsHighbroom Villa1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Anne Williams, F, Wife, married, age 31, born BerkshireAnne Williams
Kate E. Williams, M, Daughter, single, age 22, born LondonKate E. Williams
Evelyn C. Williams, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born LondonEvelyn C. Williams
Herbert J. Williams, M, Son, age 7, born London; occupation ScholarHerbert J. Williams
Lilian M. Williams, F, Daughter, age 6, born London; occupation ScholarLilian M. Williams
Beatrice M. Williams, F, Daughter, age 3, born LondonBeatrice M. Williams
Reginald Williams, M, Son, age 7 m, born RotherfieldReginald Williams
Mary Clark, F, Aunt, widowed, age 57, born NorthamptonshireMary Clark
Eliza Duddridge, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Somerset; occupation: cookEliza Duddridge
Emma E. A. Lilley, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation: housemaidEmma E. A. Lilley
Harriet A. Walter, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Buxted; occupation HousemaidHarriett Ann Walter

1882Directory entryWilliams James Samuel, HighbroomHighbroomKelly's Directory

1886ReflectionsHighbroomField and Hedgerow
'Here and there a house stands, as it seems, alone in the world on the Forest Ridge, thousands of acres of heather around, the deep weald underneath - as at Duddleswell, a look-out, as it were, over the earth. Forest Row, where they say the courtiers had their booths in ancient days; Forest Fold, Boar's-head Street, Greenwood Gate - all have a forest sound; and what prettier name could there be than Sweet-Haws? Greybirchet Wood again; Mossbarn, Highbroom, and so on. Outlying woods in every direction are fragments of the forest, you cannot get away from it; and look over whatever gate you will, there is always a view.'
extract from Buckhurst Park written by Richard Jefferies in 1886

1st Apr 1891Emma Sarah WolfeHigh Broom1891 Census

5th Apr 1891CensusEmma S. Wolfe, F, Head, single, age 56, born Marylebone, London; occupation Living on own meansEmma S. WolfeHighbroom House1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Catherine Graham, F, Visitor, single, age 66, born Soho, London; occupation: living on own meansCatherine Graham
Alexander H Donalson, M, Visitor, single, age 21, born Islington, London; occupation: medical studentAlexander H Donalson
Caroline Lample, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Hythe, Kent; occupation: housemaidCaroline Lample
Martha Hillier, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Stoke Newington, London; occupation: cookMartha Hillier
Mary Ann Sexton, F, Servant, single, age 68, born Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire; occupation: caretakerMary Ann Sexton
George Lilley, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Haywards Heath, Sussex; occupation: groomGeorge Lilley

c 1899Stone Cross & Walshes, South of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyHigh Broom

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry John Archer, M, Head, married, age 38, born High Ingar, Essex; occupation: chauffeurHenry John Archer, chauffeurDurham Place, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Caroline Louisa Archer, F, Wife, married 12 years, age 33, born Faversham, KentCaroline Louisa Archer
Stanley Henry Archer, M, Son, age 8, born Paddington, LondonStanley Henry Archer
Hilda Joan Archer, F, Daughter, age 5, born Paddington, LondonHilda Joan Archer

2nd Apr 1911CensusJames Robert Forward, M, Head, married, age 31, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: gardenerJames Robert Forward, gardenerDurham Place, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Roseina Jane Forward, F, Wife, married 4 years, age 27, born Brighton, SussexRoseina Jane Forward
Gladys Roseina Effie Forward, F, Daughter, age 2, born Jarvis Brook, SussexGladys Roseina Effie Forward
Leslie James Forward, M, Son, age 1, born Jarvis Brook, SussexLeslie James Forward

2nd Apr 1911CensusFrederick J. Quintin, M, Head, married 3 years, age 53, born Goldington, Bedfordshire; occupation: private meansFrederick J. Quintin, private meansDurham Place, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Gertrude J. Quintin, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Cefn, BreconshireGertrude J. Quintin
Jane Annie Giles, F, Servant, single, age 40, born Newtown, Cornwall; occupation: cookJane Annie Giles
Louie Mariner, M, Servant, single, age 29, born Nutbourne, Sussex; occupation: parlourmaidLouie Mariner
Maud Tutill, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Croydon, Surrey; occupation: housemaidMaud Tutill
Charlotte Gregory, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Crondall, Hampshire; occupation: lady's maidCharlotte Gregory
Minnie Coe, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Wimbush, Essex; occupation: house parlourmaidMinnie Coe
Lizzie Kemp, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Rochester, Kent; occupation: kitchenmaidLizzie Kemp
Gladys Diplock, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Burgess Hill; occupation: housemaidGladys Diplock

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