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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 348
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 241

Historical records

1513HistoryLittle Parrock FarmWealden 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 1525HistoryLittle Parrock FarmWealden 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 1600HistoryLittle Parrock FarmWealden 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.

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Cox, farm labourerLittle Parrock1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeHarriett Cox [Day]
SonJames Cox, hawker
DaughterMary Cox

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Cooper, F, Head, single, age 60, born Hartfield, occupation: dressmakerEllen Cooper, dressmakerLittle Parrock1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Henry Cooper, M, Nephew, single, age 33, born Hartfield, occupation: blacksmithHenry Cooper
Lucy Wheatley, F, Niece, single, age 18, born HartfieldLucy Wheatley

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Waters, M, Head, married, age 45, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: Farmer and brickmakerJohn WatersLittle Parrock1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Sarah J Waters, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Forest Row, SussexSarah J Waters
Margaret J Waters, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Forest Row, SussexMargaret J Waters
Angelique Stent, F, Niece, single, age 14, born Islington, LondonAngelique Stent
Emily Stent, F, Niece, single, age 13, born Islington, LondonEmily Stent
John W Stent, M, Nephew, age 11, born Leytonstone, EssexJohn W Stent
Letitia Barry, F, Boarder, widowed, age 57, born Islington, London, occupation: living on own meansLetitia Barry
Henry R Hillier, M, Boarder, age 2, born St Johns Wood, LondonHenry R Hillier

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

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