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1610[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John Norden and augmented by John SpeedCrockstedJohn Speed
The first engraved maps of the counties of Great Britain were the work of Christopher Saxton who, under the authority of the Privy Council, surveyed the English counties in Elizabethan times, from 1574 to 1578. In 1593 he was followed by John Norden who projected an ambitious scheme for a complete series of county histories. He published before his death a number of counties - Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex, Northampton, Cornwall, Sussex and Surrey. John Speed's map of Sussex is based upon Norden's map and was engraved by Jodocus Hondius. It occupies pages nine and ten of John Speed's Atlas entitled "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", is 20 1/4 inches by 15 1/4 inches in size and shows additionally an interesting plan of Chichester and a spirited representation of the Battle of Hastings.

1645[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Jan BlaeuCrockstedJan Blaeu

1695[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Robert MordenCrockstedRobert Morden
Robert Morden was a London bookseller from 1669 until his death in 1703. He specialised in the geographical field and was himself something of a cartographer and a publisher. Throughout the 17th and most of the 18th centuries, there was little distinction between the activity of book or print-selling and that of publishing: many booksellers were also printers or engravers. They undertook the sale of each others' work and often combined to meet the high cost of publishing a new map or reissue of an old atlas, even if the original plates were still available. This map was published in Brittania: a chorographical description of Great Britain and Ireland by William Camden.

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Brinkhurst, M, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex, occupation: labourerWilliam Brinkhurst, labourerLittle Croxted1841 Census
Framfield, Sussex
Lucy Brinkhurst, F, [Wife], age 60 to 64, born SussexLucy Brinkhurst [Cottington]
William Brinkhurst, M, [Son], age 30 to 34, born Sussex, occupation: labourerWilliam Brinkhurst
Harriett Brinkhurst, F, [Daughter-in-law], age 20 to 24, born SussexHarriet Brinkhurst [Farrant]
Harriett Brinkhurst, F, [Grand-daughter], age 1, born SussexHarriett Brinkhurst
Lucy Brinkhurst, F, [Grand-daughter], age 1 month, born SussexLucy Brinkhurst
Trayton N/K, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation LabourerTrayton N/K
Harriott N/K, F, age 20 to 24, born SussexHarriott N/K

6th Jun 1841CensusMathew Mann, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: labourerMatthew Mann, labourerLittle Croxted1841 Census
Framfield, Sussex
Lucy Mann, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexLucy Mann [Jefferey]
Mary Mann, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexMary Mann
George Mann, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexGeorge Mann
Ann Mann, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexAnn Mann

6th Jun 1841CensusBenjamin Burton, M, Head, age 48, born Sussex, occupation: farmerBenjamin Burton, farmerCroxted1841 Census
Framfield, Sussex
Fanny Burton, F, [Wife], age 49, born SussexFanny Burton
Aaron Burton, M, [Son], age 22, born SussexAaron Burton
Mosses Burton, M, [Son], age 22, born Sussex, occupation: blacksmithMosses Burton
Rachael Burton, F, [Daughter], age 18, born SussexRachael Burton
Rebbecca Burton, F, [Daughter], age 17, born Sussex, occupation: milliner and dressmakerRebbecca Burton
Naomi Burton, F, [Daughter], age 15, born SussexNaomi Burton
Hannah Burton, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexHannah Burton
Ephraim Burton, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexEphraim Burton
Eli Burton, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexEli Burton
Philip Piper, M, age 39, born Sussex; occupation TailorPhilip Piper
Catharine Funnel, F, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: independentCatharine Funnel
William Norman, M, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation ServantWilliam Norman
Samuel Thomas, M, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation ServantSamuel Thomas
George Garrett, M, age 16, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Garrett

1851Burton, BenjaminBenjamin Burton, farmerCroxted FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterMercy BurtonCroxted1851 Census
Framfield, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterHannah BurtonCroxted1851 Census
Framfield, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusSonAaron BurtonCroxted1851 Census
Framfield, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 15 people, occupation: farmerBenjamin Burton, farmerCroxted1851 Census
Framfield, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusWife, occupation: farmerFanny BurtonCroxted1851 Census
Framfield, Sussex
Servant, occupation: farm labourerJohn Briggs
Servant; occupation Farm LabourerJohn Russell
Servant; occupation: farm labourerAbraham Farrant

1867Directory entryBurton Benjamin, farmer, Croxted farmCroxted farmPost Office Directory

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Robertson, M, Head, married, age 38, born Scotland; occupation Farm StewardThomas RobertsonCroxted Farm1881 Census
Framfield, Sussex
Emily Robertson, F, Wife, married, age 38, born FramfieldEmily Robertson
Kate Robertson, F, Daughter, age 18 m, born FramfieldKate Robertson
Edith Robertson, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born FramfieldEdith Robertson
Rose Sinden, F, Servant, age 14, born Framfield; occupation Domestic servantRose Sinden

1882Directory entryScott Thomas, Croxted greenCroxted greenKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryFowler James, farm bailiff to Robert Thornton esq., Great Croxted farmGreat Croxted farmKelly's Directory

c 1899High Cross, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyCrockstead

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