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

6th Jun 1841CensusWalter Elphick, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: miller journeymanWalter Elphick, miller journeymanTablehurst Mill House1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Elphick, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexMary Elphick
James Elphick, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexJames Elphick
William Elphick, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexWilliam Elphick
Harriett Elphick, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexHarriett Elphick
Ann Elphick, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexAnn Elphick

6th Jun 1841CensusRobert Turner, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farmerRobert Turner, farmerTablehurst Farm House1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Frances Turner, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexFrances Turner [Booker]
Francis Turner, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexFrancis Turner, miller and farmer
Fanny Turner, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexFanny Langridge [Turner]
Ann Turner, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexAnne Underwood [Turner]
Thomas Turner, M, [Son], age 12 months, born SussexThomas Turner
George Turner, M, [Son], age 12 months, born SussexGeorge Turner, miller
Sarah Simmons, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantSarah Simmons
Harriett Mitchell, F, age 14, born Sussex; occupation: servantHarriett Mitchell
John Heasman, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Heasman, farm labourer
Joseph Scott, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJoseph Scott
Benjamin Backshall, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerBenjamin Backshall

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 7 people; occupation: farmerRobert Turner, farmerTable Hurst Farm1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
WifeFrances Turner [Booker]
DaughterFanny Langridge [Turner]
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Turner
Son; occupation: scholarThomas Turner
Son; occupation: scholarGeorge Turner, miller
Son; occupation: scholarJoseph Turner
DaughterLucy Anne Turner
Servant; occupation: house servantFrances Mitchell
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJames Heasman
Servant; occupation: farm labourerMichael Mitchell

1867Directory entryTurner Robert, farmer & miller, Tablehurst farmTablehurst farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryTurner Robert, farmer & miller, Tablehurst farmTablehurst farmPost Office Directory

24th Sep 1878RecollectionsRobert Turner, farmerTablehurst 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:

Turner, Robert. Of Tablehurst Farm. Farmer and miller. 70 years of age. Born at West Hoathly and lived there till about 25 years old, then went to Balcomb for 6 years and then took Tablehurst Farm where he has remained ever since.


3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Turner, M, Head, married, age 71, born West Hoathly; occupation: miller and farmerRobert Turner, farmerFarm House, Tablehurst1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Frances Turner, F, Wife, married, age 70, born BalcombeFrances Turner [Booker]
Lucy Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 31, born East GrinsteadLucy Anne Turner
Ellen Inpim, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Hartfield; occupation: domestic servantEllen Inpim
Joseph Slatter, M, Servant, age 16, born Hartfield; occupation Farm ServantJoseph Slatter
Fred Holmes, M, Servant, age 14, born East Grinstead; occupation: farm servantFred Holmes

1882Directory entryTurner Robert, farmer & miller (water), Tablehurst farmTablehurst farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusRobert Turner, M, Head, widowed, age 83, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: farmer and millerRobert Turner, farmerTablehurst Farm House1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Lucy A Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 42, born Forest Row, SussexLucy Anne Turner
Emma Mitchell, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantEmma Mitchell

1934TablehurstTablehurst, Forest RowTablehurst FarmWolseley's Tablehurst

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