The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Botten, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex, occupation: farmerHenry Botten, farmerWoolpack Oak1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Susan Botten, F, [Wife], age 56, born SussexSusannah Botten [Hollamby]
Jasper Botten, M, [Son], age 21, born SussexJasper Botten
William Langridge, M, age 21, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Langridge, farm labourer
Henry Tester, M, age 14, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Tester

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Ellis, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Ellis, farm labourerWoolpack Oak1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Anne Ellis, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexAnne Ellis
Mary Ellis, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexMary Ellis
Jane Ellis, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexJane Ellis

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farmerHenry Botten, farmerWoolpeck1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeAnna Botten [Goldspring]
Father-in-law; widowed; occupation: annuitantStephen Goldspring, independent
Servant; occupation: farm labourerDaniel Tester, farm labourer

1874Directory entryButting Jasper, farmer, WoolpackWoolpackPost Office Directory

c 1875Sheffield Forest, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyWoolpack Farm

1879RecollectionsJasper BottenWoolpack FarmAshdown 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:

Botting, Jasper. 60 Woolpack Farm, Fletching. Farmer. Born 24 January 1819 at the Woolpack Farm and have lived on it all my life, except 1 year when I worked at the Marlpits Farm, Nutley. My Father Henry Botting (dead) used the Woolpack Farm. He used to tell me he took it at Michaelmas 1817 and he continued to use it till 24 or 25 years ago when he gave it up to me and I have used it ever since. The farm formerly belonged to a Mr. Budd and now to Professor Mivart (71 Seymour Street, Hyde Park).


3rd Apr 1881CensusJasper Batten, M, Head, married, age 62, born Fletching, employs 2 labourers and 1 boy, occupation: farmerJasper Batten, farmerWoolpack Farm1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Caroline Batten, F, Wife, married, age 61, born FletchingCaroline Batten
Jasper Batten, M, Son, single, age 19, born FletchingJasper Batten
Eliza Batten, F, Daughter, age 21, born FletchingEliza Batten
William Constable, M, Grandson, age 13, born Fletching, occupation: carterWilliam Constable
Edward Joard, M, Servant, age 22, born Maresfield; occupation: cowmanEdward Joard

1882Directory entryNewnham Benjamin & Edward, farmers, WoolpackWoolpackKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryNewnham, Edward, Woolpack farmWoolpack farmBrooker's Guide

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