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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 349

Historical records

c 1825Colemans Hatch, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodFincham Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Humphrey, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerThomas Humphrey, labourerLittle Fincham1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Emmy Humphrey, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexEmma (Amy) Humphrey [Gasson]
Will Humphrey, M, [Son ??], age 25 to 29, born SussexPhilly Humphrey [Humphrey]
Harry Humphrey, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexHarry Humphrey
Catherine Humphrey, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexCatherine Humphrey

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Edwards, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Edwards, farm labourerLittle Fincham1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Harriott Edwards, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexHarriott Edwards
Harriott Edwards, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexHarriott Edwards

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Farmer, M, Head, age 54, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Farmer, farm labourerLittle Fincham1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Philidelphia Farmer, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexPhiladelphia Farmer [Hutson]
Obediah Farmer, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexObadiah Farmer, farm labourer
James Farmer, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexJames Farmer

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Hemsley, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born SussexThomas HemsleyFincham Farm1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Jemima Hemsley, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexJemima Hemsley

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Young, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation FarmerHenry YoungFincham Farm1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Sophia Young, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexSophia Young
Sophia Young, F, [Daughter], age 14, born SussexSophia Young
Henry Young, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexHenry Young
Susan Young, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexSusan Young
John Young, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexJohn Young
William Young, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexWilliam Young
James Young, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexJames Young
George Young, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexGeorge Young

1851Young, HenryHenry YoungFincham FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Farmer, farm labourerFincham Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Farmer [Hutson]
Son; occupation: farm labourerObadiah Farmer, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation LabourerThomas Humphrey, labourerFincham Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: labourerWilliam Howard, labourerFincham Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeHannah Howard
SonWilliam Bysh

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: labourerWilliam Inkpin, labourerFincham Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Daughter; occupation: scholarFrances Inkpin

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation FarmerHenry YoungFincham1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeSophia Young
SonWilliam Young
SonJames Young
SonGeorge Young
Brother-in-law; widowedLevi Yeoman

1867Directory entryYoung Henry, farmer, FinchamFinchamPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryYoung William, farmer, FinchamFinchamPost Office Directory

c 1875Posingford, Holly Hill & Cotchford, West of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyFincham Farm

9th Oct 1879RecollectionsWilliam YoungFincham 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:

Young, William. Fincham Farm, Hartfield. Farmer. Born on the farm 29 August 1834. Baptised at Hartfield. Fincham now consists of the old Farm House and 23 acres. It belonged to my father Henry Young. I have lived on it all my life except 7 years from about 17 to 24 when I was in Woolwich Arsenal, coming home every few months.


3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Young, M, Head, married, age 46, born Hartfield, employs 1 labourer; occupation FarmerWilliam YoungFincham1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Young, F, Wife, married, age 42, born HartfieldElizabeth Young
Elizabeth S. Young, F, Daughter, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation ScholarElizabeth S. Young
Mary Young, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarMary Young
Henry T. Young, M, Son, age 7, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarHenry T. Young
George W. Young, M, Son, age 6, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarGeorge W. Young
John R. Young, M, Son, age 5 m, born HartfieldJohn R. Young
Alice Butcher, F, Visitor, age 12, born Hartfield, occupation: scholarAlice Butcher
Alexander Corbett, M, Servant, single, age 54, born Devon, occupation: farm labourerAlexander Corbett

1882Directory entryYoung William, farmer & coal dealer, FinchamFinchamKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Young, M, Head, married, age 55, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: FarmerWilliam YoungFincham1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Young, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Hartfield, SussexElizabeth Young
George W Young, M, Son, single, age 16, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Farmer's sonGeorge W Young
John R Young, M, Son, age 9, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: ScholarJohn R Young
Herbert Y Young, M, Son, age 7, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: ScholarHerbert Y Young

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas W Gammon, M, Head, married, age 27, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourerThomas W Gammon, bricklayer's labourerFincham Cottage1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Eliza Gammon, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Hartfield, SussexEliza Gammon
William T Gammon, M, Son, age 7, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam T Gammon
Alice Gammon, F, Daughter, age 5, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlice Gammon
Kate Gammon, F, Daughter, age 1, born Hartfield, SussexKate Gammon
John Haffenden, M, Lodger, single, age 33, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourerJohn Haffenden, bricklayer's labourer

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Lee, M, Head, married, age 36, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: roadmanJohn Lee, roadmanFincham Cottage1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Harriet Lee, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Hartfield, SussexHarriet Lee
John Lee, M, Son, age 12, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Lee
Fanny Lee, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFanny Lee
Alice Lee, F, Daughter, age 2, born Hartfield, SussexAlice Lee

c 1899Hollyhill and Marsh Green, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyFincham Farm

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