The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Ashdown House [a.k.a. Ashdown Place, Lavortye]    Forest Row  East Grinstead  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1997The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 by Professor Brian Short ⇒ Notebook extract; Notebook extract

Historical records

c 1795Forest Row and Hartfield, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamLabortye or Ashdown Place

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Bowrah, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: gamekeeperWilliam Bowrah, farm labourerKeepers Cottage, Ashdown1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Elizabeth Bowrah, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexElizabeth Bowrah [Nichels]
Ann Bowrah, F, [Daughter], age 15, born SussexAnn Bowrah
Jesse Bowrah, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexJaspar Bowrah
William Bowrah, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexWilliam Bowrah
Esther Bowrah, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexEsther Farmer [Bowrah]
George Bowrah, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexGeorge Bowrah
Eliza Bowrah, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexEliza Elizabeth Bowrah
John Bowrah, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexJohn Bowrah
Henry Bowrah, M, [Son], age 11 months, born SussexHenry James Bowrah

6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Bailey, F, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: servantAnn Bailey, servantAshdown House1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
James Heasman, M, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Heasman, farm labourer
George Cook, M, age 13, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerGeorge Cook
Elizabeth Bailey, F, age 7, born SussexElizabeth Bailey

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bowrah, farm labourerAshdown Cottage1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Bowrah [Nichels]
Daughter; occupation: dressmakerAnn Bowrah
SonJaspar Bowrah
Son; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Bowrah
Son; occupation: farm boyJohn Bowrah
Daughter; occupation: scholarEmily Bowrah

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation housekeeperMary AdesAshdown House1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
DaughterMary Stampford Ades
Servant; widowed; occupation: farm labourerJames Heasman
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bowrah
Servant, occupation: farm labourerRichard Bashford

1867Directory entryHyde Francis Colville, esq., esq., Ashdown houseAshdown housePost Office Directory

1874Directory entryLarking John Wingfield, Ashdown houseAshdown housePost Office Directory

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Martin, M, Head, married, age 32, born East Grinstead; occupation: farm bailiffWilliam Martin, farm bailiffAshdown Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Sarah Martin, F, Wife, married, age 35, born SussexSarah Martin [Turley]
Lucy Turley, F, Mother In Law, widowed, age 73, born KentLucy Turley
Mary Garing, F, Neice, single, age 19, born LondonMary Garing

3rd Apr 1881CensusClara Lapps Garvis, F, Head, single, age 44, born LondonClara Lapps GarvisAshdown House, Ashdown Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
William Blackstone, M, Servant, widowed, age 45, born East Grinstead, occupation: butlerWilliam Blackstone
Maria Thomas, F, Servant, single, age 32, born London; occupation HousemaidMaria Thomas
Sarah Waters, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Folkstone, Kent; occupation Laundry MaidSarah Waters
Ellen Edwards, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Hartfield; occupation: housemaidEllen Edwards
Laura Farmer, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Hartfield; occupation: kitchenmaidLaura Farmer

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrancis Mumford, M, Head, single, age 45, born Essex; occupation: coachmanFrancis Mumford, coachmanAshdown Stable, Ashdown Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Ebeneser Blackstone, M, Servant, single, age 17, born East Grinstead, occupation: groomEbeneser Blackstone

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Jenner, M, Head, married, age 46, born Balcombe; occupation: gardenerThomas Jenner, gardenerGardeners Cottage, Ashdown Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Ann Jenner, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Forest RowAnn Jenner [Heasman] [Cook]
Mary Heasman, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born HartfieldMary Heasman

1882Directory entryGervis Miss, Ashdown houseAshdown houseKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusJoseph H Sawyer, M, Head, married, age 33, born Dorking, Surrey; occupation: coachman and gardenerJoseph H Sawyer, coachman and gardenerAshdown, Stables over1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Eleanor A Sawyer, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Husting, HampshireEleanor A Sawyer

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam R Lee, M, Head, single, age 38, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: boarding school proprietorWilliam R Lee, boarding school proprietorAshdown House School1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Francis A Lee, M, Brother, single, age 35, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: boarding school proprietorFrancis A Lee
William R A Lee, Senior, M, Father, widowed, age 66, born Epsom, Surrey; occupation: retired boarding school proprietorWilliam R A Lee, Senior
Adelaide E Lee, F, Sister, single, age 33, born Brighton, SussexAdelaide E Lee
Cecil R V Lee, M, Brother, single, age 15, born Brighton, SussexCecil R V Lee
Ethel M Lee, F, Niece, single, age 6, born Paddington, LondonEthel M Lee
Kathleen L Lee, F, Niece, single, age 5, born IndiaKathleen L Lee
Ann Grant, F, Servant, single, age 45, born Epsom, Surrey; occupation: domestic matronAnn Grant
Emily J Richardson, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: cook and domestic servantEmily J Richardson
Agnes A Mason, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Pemxhall, Surrey; occupation: nurseAgnes A Mason
Harriet Thorley, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Sutton Colefield, Worcestershire; occupation: parlourmaidHarriet Thorley
Ann M Crow, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Battersea, Surrey; occupation: housemaidAnn M Crow
Annie M Parton, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Potton, Wiltshire; occupation: housemaidAnnie M Parton
Kathleen E N/K, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Porton, Hertfordshire; occupation: kitchenmaidKathleen E N/K
Charles E Mills, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Wick, Sussex; occupation: footmanCharles E Mills
Florence M Vincett, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Guildford, Surrey; occupation: laundrymaidFlorence M Vincett

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Brown, M, Head, married, age 60, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: carterJames Brown, labourerAshdown Cottage1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Sarah Brown, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Hartfield, SussexSarah Brown [Jenner]
Anne Jenner, F, Granddaughter, single, age 21, born Hartfield, SussexAnne Jenner

5th Apr 1891CensusWalter Wingate, M, Head, married, age 25, born Lindfield, Sussex; occupation: gardenerWalter Wingate, gardenerAshdown Cottage1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Alice E Wingate, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Cuckfield, SussexAlice E Wingate
Walter E Wingate, M, Son, single, age 5 months, born Ringmer, SussexWalter E Wingate

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Bellingham, M, Head, married, age 51, born Lee, Kent; occupation: farmerWilliam Bellingham, millerAshdown Farm1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Elizabeth W Bellingham, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Forest Row, SussexElizabeth Bellingham [Bingham]
Harriet Reed, F, Servant, single, age 39, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantHarriet Reed
Edward Harman, F, Servant, single, age 26, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: stockmanEdward George Harman, stockman

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Miles, M, Head, married, age 29, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: bailiffWilliam Miles, bailiffAshdown Farm1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Annie C Miles, F, Wife, married, age 19, born Withyham, SussexClara Annie Miles [Miles]

c 1899Ashdown House, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyAshdown House

1910Ashdown PlaceAshdown Place, Forest Row photographed by Francis FrithPrivate collection

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