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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 347
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 241

Historical records

1513HistoryLower ParrockWealden Iron
In 1513 Robert Scorer was the lessee. His very interesting will, made on the 9th of November in that year, left to his brother Richard the guardianship of his children, and also "all and as many gunstones of iron as be now redy made as well at London as at my fferme of Parok or any other place in Sussex, which I will shall be delivered to him by myn executrix....................

1518 to 1525HistoryLower ParrockWealden Iron
In 1518 Richard Warner mortgaged or leased the manor of Parrock to John Carill, including "a parcel of land called the Weke with a myll builded upon the same grounde called an yron myll, and all the yronworks builded upon the same p'cell of land ; that is to say, a ffurnes, a fyner and a hamer with all many of instrumentes thereunto belongyng." It still belonged to Warner in 1525.

1564 to 1600HistoryLower ParrockWealden Iron
In 1564 William Saunders, Knight, was in peaceable possession, and in 1570 left the iron mill to his son Nicholas. In 1574 the furnace and forge were worked by George Bullen, of Hartfield, for Lord Buckhurst, probably leased from the Saunders family. In 1590 the works were sold to another Nicholas, who again sold them in 1593 to William Garway. They passed to John Garwav in 1600.

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 GreamLower Padock

c 1825Forest Row and Hartfield, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodLower Padock

6th Jun 1841CensusPhillippa Philcox, F, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation FarmerPhillippa PhilcoxLower Parrock1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Mary Philcox, F, [Daughter], age 23, born SussexMary Philcox
Isaac Philcox, M, [Son], age 18, born SussexIsaac Philcox
Mary Heasman, F, age 16, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Tester [Heasman]
Abraham Edwards, M, age 27, born Sussex; occupation: servantAbraham Edwards, farm labourer
Stephen Card, M, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantStephen Card, servant
John Copper, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex, occupation: servantJohn Copper
Michael Heasman, M, age 13, born Sussex; occupation: servantMichael Heasman, farm labourer

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Post, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerRichard PostLower Parrock Cottage1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Ann Post, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexAnn Post [Best]
Henry Post, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexHenry Post
Harriott Post, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexHarriett Post

1851Bellingham, Wm.William Bellingham, farmerLower Paddock FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 4 people; occupation: farmerWilliam Bellingham, farmerLower Parrock1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeSusanna Bellingham [Baker]
DaughterEliza Bellingham
Daughter; occupation: scholarAnn Young [Bellingham]
Father; occupation: former farmerJeremiah Bellingham, farmer
MotherLucy Bellingham [Cork]
Servant; occupation: farm labourerHenry Card
Servant; occupation Farm ServantHenry Willie

1867Directory entryBellingham William, farmer, Lower Paddock farmLower Paddock farmPost Office Directory

1872Occupation TenantR. MilesLower ParrockSutton's Historical Notes

1874Directory entryMiles Rchd., farmer, Low. Paddock farmLow. Paddock farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Lower Parrock, St Tyes, Hodore & Gallypot Street, West of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyLower Parrock

1877Occupation TenantMrs MilesLower ParrockSutton's Historical Notes

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Miles, M, Head, married, age 44, born Hartfield, employs 3 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmerRichard Miles, farmerLower Parrock Farm House1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Rose Miles, F, Wife, married, age 41, born WaldronRosina Miles [Saunders]
William Miles, M, Son, single, age 19, born MayfieldWilliam Miles, bailiff
Lorna Smith, F, Servant, single, age 91, born Waldron; occupation: domestic servantLorna Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Lee, M, Head, married, age 30, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerJohn Lee, farm labourerLower Parrock Cottage1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Millie Lee, F, Wife, married, age 24, born HartfieldMillie Lee
Harriet Lee, F, Daughter, age 4, born HartfieldHarriet Lee
John Lee, M, Son, age 1, born HartfieldJohn Lee

5th Apr 1891CensusRichard Miles, M, Head, married, age 54, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farmerRichard Miles, farmerLower Parrock1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Rose Miles, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Waldron, SussexRosina Miles [Saunders]
David Eade, M, Servant, single, age 30, born Little Horsted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDavid Eade
Arthur Holman, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Ardingly, Sussex; occupation: farm servantArthur Holman
Mary Ann Miles, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantMary Ann Miles

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Edwards, M, Head, married, age 49, born West Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Edwards, farm labourerLower Parrock Cottage1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Annie Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 46, born London, MiddlesexAnnie Edwards
Edward Edwards, M, Son, single, age 19, born West Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Edwards

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Haylor, M, Head, married, age 52, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Haylor, farm labourerParrock Oast1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Ann Haylor, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Etchingham, SussexAnn Haylor
George Haylor, M, Son, single, age 16, born Hawkhurst, Kent; handicap: Cripple, armless, from birthGeorge Haylor
Thomas Haylor, M, Son, single, age 15, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: stockmanThomas Haylor
Fanny Haylor, F, Daughter, age 13, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarFanny Haylor
Carrie Haylor, F, Daughter, age 12, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarCaroline Haylor

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Butcher, M, Head, married, age 47, born Withyham, Sussex, occupation: farm labourerJohn Butcher, farm labourerParrock Oast1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Mary Butcher, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Hartfield, SussexMary Butcher
Mary Butcher, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Hartfield, SussexMary Butcher
Lucy Butcher, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Lewes, Sussex, occupation: general domestic servantLucy Butcher
Linda Butcher, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hartfield, Sussex, occupation: scholarLinda Butcher
John Butcher, M, Son, age 9, born Hartfield, Sussex, occupation: scholarJohn Butcher
Allen Butcher, M, Son, age 7, born Hartfield, Sussex, occupation: scholarAllen Butcher
Ruth Butcher, F, Daughter, age 5, born Hartfield, SussexRuth Butcher

23rd Jun 1896Deathaged 60 yearsRichard Miles, farmerLower ParrockHartfield Burial Registers

c 1899Lower Parrock and St Ives, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyLower Parrock

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