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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 351

Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusRobert Edwards, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation FarmerRobert Edwards, farmerLimes1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Hannah Edwards, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexHannah Edwards [Cottinton]
Robert Edwards, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexRobert Edwards, farm labourer
John Edwards, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexJohn Edwards
Hannah Edwards, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexHannah Betchley [Edwards]
Obediah Edwards, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexObediah Edwards
Jane Edwards, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexJane Baker [Edwards]
Mary Edwards, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexMary Fry [Edwards]
Elizabeth Edwards, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexElizabeth Edwards
George Brown, M, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Brown

1851Edwards, RobertRobert Edwards, farmerLine FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 2 people; occupation: farmerRobert Edwards, farmerLines Farm1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeHannah Edwards [Cottinton]
SonRobert Edwards, farm labourer
SonJohn Edwards
SonObediah Edwards
Daughter; occupation: dairy maidJane Baker [Edwards]
Daughter; occupation: housemaidMary Fry [Edwards]
Daughter; occupation: scholarElizabeth Edwards
Daughter; occupation: scholarSarah Edwards
Son; occupation: scholarWilliam Edwards
SonThomas Edwards
SonGeorge Edwards
DaughterEliza Edwards
Servant; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Brown

1867Directory entryEdwards Robert, farmer & brick maker, Line's farmLine's farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryEdwards Robert & Son, farmers & brick makers, Line's farmLine's farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Coleman's Hatch, West of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyLines Farm

15th Oct 1879RecollectionsRobert Edwards, farmerLines 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:

Edwards, Robert. Of Lines Farm, Hartfield. Farmer. 73. Born at Andrews Bank, 14 December 1805.

My father's name was Robert. He died about 1848. He was employed on the Buckhurst Estate as sawyer and woodman for many years and when I was 14 or 15 years old he was appointed Wood Reeve and Bailiff and Reeve of the manors and so continued till his death. He also attended to all the forest work under the Steward. He succeeded one Eves, whom I remember. We lived at Andrews Bank till I was about 8 years old when we moved to a house in the middle of the 500 where he lived till he died. I married when I was 21 or 22 and moved back to Andrews Bank and 4 or 5 years after I took Lines Farm where I have ever since continued to reside. I went to Hartfield School till I was about 12 years old then I went under my Father at first sawing for him and afterwards assisting him in his appointments.


3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Edwards, M, Head, married, age 75, born Hartfield, employs 5 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmerRobert Edwards, farmerLines Farm1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Hannah Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 73, born FramfieldHannah Edwards [Cottinton]
John Edwards, M, Son, single, age 32, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerJohn Edwards
George Edwards, M, Son, single, age 33, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Edwards
Eliza Edwards, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born HartfieldEliza Edwards
Charles Betchley, M, Grandson, single, age 17, born East Grinstead, occupation: farm servantCharles Betchley
Jane Baker, F, Granddaughter, age 15, born Hartfield; occupation: dairy maidJane Baker
George Brown, M, Servant, single, age 60, born Hartfield; occupation: farm servantGeorge Brown

1882Directory entryEdwards Robert & Son, farmers & brickmakers, Line's farmLine's farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Tasker, M, Head, married, age 32, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourerGeorge TaskerLines Farm1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Sarah Tasker, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Sandy, BedfordshireSarah Tasker
John T Tasker, M, Son, age 6, born Groombridge, KentJohn T Tasker
Edwin Selmes, M, Lodger, single, age 18, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdwin Selmes

c 1899Parrock and Whitehouse Farm, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyLines Farm

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