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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1832Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells and the Calverley Estate by John Britton, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 142
1997The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 by Professor Brian Short ⇒ Notebook extract

Historical records

1866HistoryDonald LarnachmansionThe History of East Grinstead
Mr. Donald Larnach purchased the land [in 1866], but not the manorial rights [of The Manor of Brambletye], and built the existing mansion, which was partially destroyed by fire on September 18th, 1903, but immediately rebuilt.

1874Directory entryLarnach Donald, Brambletye houseDonald LarnachBrambletye housePost Office Directory

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Richardson, M, Head, single, age 30; occupation GardenerAlfred RichardsonBrambletye Garden Cottage1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
William Teuson, M, Servant, single, age 26, born Northamptonshire; occupation GardenerWilliam Teuson
William Battersby, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Northamptonshire, occupation: gardenerWilliam Battersby

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlexander Stewart, M, Head, widowed, age 37, born Scotland; occupation CoachmanAlexander StewartBrambletye Stables1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Alexander Stewart, M, Son, age 3, born Westminster, LondonAlexander Stewart
Mary Stiles, F, Servant, widowed, age 74, born Surrey; occupation HousekeeperMary Stiles

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Wainwright, M, Head, single, age 27, born Yorkshire; occupation GroomHenry WainwrightBrambletye Stables1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Ernest Roffey, M, Servant, single, age 22, born Godstone, Surrey; occupation GroomErnest Roffey
Henry Hiles, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Steyning; occupation: groomHenry Hiles, groom

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Giles, M, Head, married, age 55; occupation: butlerJohn Giles, butlerBrambletye House1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Esther Sarah Sugar, F, Servant, widowed, age 62, born London; occupation HousekeeperEsther Sarah Sugar
Henerette Lefontain, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Germany; occupation: ladies maidHenerette Lefontain
Sarah Kerby, F, Servant, single, age 39, born London; occupation: housemaidSarah Kerby
Jane Prior, F, Servant, single, age 22, born London; occupation HousemaidJane Prior
Emma Potter, F, Servant, single, age 21, born London; occupation HousemaidEmma Potter
Elizabeth Walton, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Warwickshire; occupation KitchenmaidElizabeth Walton
Christina Gardner, F, Servant, single, age 19, born London; occupation: scullery maidChristina Gardner

3rd Apr 1881CensusEmma Giles, F, Head, married, age 55, born Isle of WightEmma GilesBrambletye Lodge1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Emma Ada Giles, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Leicestershire; occupation: ladies maidEmma Ada Giles
Everilda Ida Giles, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Scotland; occupation: ladies maidEverilda Ida Giles
Marton Llewellyn Giles, M, Son, single, age 28, born Wiltshire; occupation: butlerMarton Llewellyn Giles

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Killick, M, Head, widowed, age 69, born Wadhurst; occupation: rail crossing keeperHenry Killick, rail crossing keeperBrambletye Lane1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Sarah Wells, F, Servant, widowed, age 68, born Cowden, Kent; occupation HousekeeperSarah Wells

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Hooker, M, Head, married, age 58, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: carpenterRichard Hooker, carpenterBrambletye Lodge1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Ann Hooker, F, Wife, married, age 57, born West HoathlyMary Ann Hooker
Annie Hooker, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born East Grinstead; occupation: dressmakerAnnie Hooker

1882Directory entryLarnach Donald, BrambletyeDonald LarnachBrambletyeKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusRichard Hooker, M, Head, married, age 68, born Lindfield, Sussex; occupation: estate carpenterRichard Hooker, carpenterBrambletye Lodge1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Ann Hooker, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Buxted, SussexMary Ann Hooker
Annie Hooker, F, Daughter, single, age 31, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: dressmakerAnnie Hooker

c 1899Brambletye, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBrambletye

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