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16th Dec 1667SoldMoses [a.k.a. Sweethaws] Farm
Thomas Coe of Brasted sold to Richard Mose of Rotherfield "All that messuage or tenement called or known by the name or names of Bassetts otherwise Beadles. Together with all the barns stables edifices buildings gardens or appertaining containing by estimation 3 roods and 15 perches of land more or less. And also one little piece of land lying at the head of the said barn taken and divided from the said close containing by estimation half an acre and 8 perches of land more or less. And also several other pieces or parcels of land arable meadow and pasture by estimation 21 acres formerly in the occupation of Robert Mallion or his assigns and were situate lying and being in Rotherfield aforesaid and abutted and abounded
to the Kings Highway leading from Adams to Crowboro' Common towards the West to the lands then formerly of Humphrey Fowle Esquire and then of Sir John Shelley towards the West
to the woodlands there called the Sweet Hawes towards the North
to the woodlands there called the Scrotts towards the East
and adjoining to the Kings Highway leading from Redbridge to Adams towards the South
together with and including a field called Adams"

1678 to 1734SoldMoses [a.k.a. Sweethaws] Farm
In 1678 Richard Mose's Will leaves Bassetts otherwise Beadles to Anne Mose and Patience Mose who sell to William Coe of Rotherfield in December 1699. Charity Coe inherits the premises from her husband and remarries a James Lintoff. In June 1734 James and Charity Lintoff sell Bassetts otherwise Beadles but excluding the field called Adams to James Burges.

14th Apr 1744InheritanceMoses otherwise BassettsPullein's Rotherfield
Extract from James Burges Will:
"To my grandson James Bridger, son of my daughter Mary, wife of John Bridger, that messuage, barn and lands called Moses otherwise Bassetts containing by estimation twenty six acres in Rotherfield now in occupation of William Page, except the field called Adams for ever. And if he die then to my granddaughter Mary Bridger her heirs and assigns for ever ...
Proved 1744.

1745 to 1812OwnerMoses [a.k.a. Sweethaws] Farm
James Bridger, having survived his grandfather, died at a very early age a bachelor and intestate whereupon his hereditaments [Moses otherwise Bassetts] descended and came to his 2 sisters Mary Bridger and Martha Turk And upon the decease of Mary Bridger her half part descended and came to her only surviving son Edward Paige. And Martha Turk in her last will and testament dated 14th October 1809 and proved at Lewes 27th January 1812 did give and devise her half part of [Moses otherwise Bassetts] unto her nephew Edward Paige

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

1815 to 1889OwnerMoses [a.k.a. Sweethaws] Farm
In 18th April 1815 Edward Paige sells Moses otherwise Bassetts or Beadles to Henry Kenward for £550. On Henry Kenward's death in January 1848 the property passes to his wife Mary Kenward who married William Birch at the parish Church of Cranbrook in Kent in August 1849. Mary Birch died on 3rd February 1881 when the property passed to Philadelphia Henley until her death on 27th March 1889. The property was inherited by Henry Turner who sold it to Isabel Spedding of Brundholme Tunbridge Wells for £850 on 6th June 1889.

26th Feb 1839Sweethaws, Adams, Redbridge & Perrymans, South of Crowborough - 1839Henry Kenward (occupier and owner)Henry Kenward, farmerBarn Yard etc., Buildings (0 acres 0 roods 39 perches) plot 3982Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Homewood, M, Head, age 43, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Holmwood, farm labourerMoses1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Homewood, F, [Wife], age 54, born SussexMary Holmwood
George Homewood, M, [Son], age 16, born SussexGeorge Holmwood, master smith

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Holmwood, farm labourerMoses1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Holmwood

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Homewood, M, Head, married, age 63, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Holmwood, farm labourerMoses1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Homewood, F, Wife, married, age 74, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Holmwood

2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas Brooman, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 24 acresThomas Brooman, farmerMoses1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Naomi Brooman, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Framfield, SussexNaomi Brooman [Waters] [Pollard]
Luther Brooman, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarLuther Waters
Owen Brooman, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarOwen Waters
Emma O Brooman, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexEmma Oprah Brooman
Eliza Manktelow, F, Servant, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantEliza Mankellow

c 1875Sweethaws, Adams, Redbridge & Perrymans, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyMoses Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Bishop, M, Head, widowed, age 54, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourerJames Bishop, farm labourerMoses1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
John Bishop, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJohn Bishop, general labourer
Mary A. Bishop, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation: housekeeperMary Ann Taylor [Bishop]
George Bishop, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarGeorge Bishop
Mercy Bishop, F, Daughter, age 5, born RotherfieldMercy Elizabeth Ann Bishop

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Walters, M, Head, married, age 46, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation FarmerJohn WaltersMoses Farm1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriet Walters, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriet Walters [Harman]
Christans Walters, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexChristans Walters
Ann Walters, F, Mother, widowed, age 73, born Buxted, SussexAnn Walter [Watson]

2nd Apr 1911CensusWilliam Frost, M, Head, married, age 44, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: cowman (in charge of private dairy farm)William Frost, farm labourerMoses Farm, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Edith Mary Frost, F, Wife, married 20 years, age 47, born Withyham, SussexEdith Mary Frost
Alfred Frost, M, Son, single, age 22; occupation: labourer on farmAlfred Frost
Edith Frost, F, Daughter, single, age 15; occupation: general servantEdith Frost
Ada Frost, F, Daughter, single, age 14Ada Frost

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