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6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Colbran, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex, occupation: smithJohn ColbranSchool House1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusJas.W.B. Smith, M, Head, married, age 32, born Lancashire; occupation: school masterJames W.B. Smith, school masterHurstwood School1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Sarah Smith, F, Wife, married, age 33, born StaffordshireSarah Smith
Leonard Smith, M, Son, age 7, born Staffordshire; occupation: scholarLeonard Smith
Caroline Lephard, F, Lodger, age 19, born Uckfield; occupation: pupil teacherCaroline Lephard

1882Directory entryHurstwood SchoolKelly's Directory
Church of England School (mixed), High-Hurst wood, built in 1872 for 120 children; average attendance, 93. This school has an endowment of £30 yearly, from bequests by, the late Colonel Harcourt & Lady Catherine J. V. Harcourt ; £25 from Saunder's charity & £10 from Fermor of Crowborough's charity ; James William B. Smith, master

1882Directory entryHurstwood SchoolKelly's Directory
The Buxted almshouses, containing four tenements, two for single people and two for married couples, were built and endowed with £2,000 by the late Lady Catherine J. V. Harcourt A.D. 1864. Smith's Charity of £1 6s. 8d. paid out of a bequest to the parish of All Saints, Lewes and a charity of £6 15s. yearly, left by Mr. Edward Holmes Baldock, of Hyde Park place, London, in 1844, are distributed in money. Benham's charity of £9 a year, founded by will in 1865, is given to the poor at the absolute discretion of the trustees.

1882Directory entrySmith James William B., master, High-Hurst wood schoolHigh-Hurst wood schoolKelly's Directory

1888Directory entrySmith, James W. B., school master, Hurstwood schoolHurstwood schoolBrooker's Guide

5th Apr 1891CensusJames W B Smith, M, Head, married, age 42, born Colne, Lancashire; occupation: elementary school teacherJames W B Smith, elementary school teacherSchool House1891 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Sarah Smith, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Ashton-Under-LymeSarah Smith
Patience L Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarPatience L Smith

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