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1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 120

Historical records

1597FreeholderJohn EwridgeEwridge of the HillBuckhurst Terrier
John Ewridge holds by deed the tenement called the Ewridge of the Hill, 40 acres, bounds:
  • Queen's highway from Sommerfourde to Blackham Common to the East and South
  • the land of co-heirs of Richard Dunton called Beaches to the West
  • Lord Buckhurst's lands called Tye Farm to the North
Rent 10s 1 1/2d.

c 1597North West of The Manor of Blackham, The Manor of Buckhurst - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierEwridge on the Hill

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

1838CensusHead; occupation: gentlemanRichard Price, independentHighfield Lodge1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex

1838CensusHead; belongs to Hartfield Parish; occupation: labourerJohn Marshal, labourerNear Highfield Lodge1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex
Employed by General Maitland
Wife; deceased 1838; belongs to Hartfield ParishMary Marshal
Three at home9 children Marshal

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation: gardenerChristopher Heat, farm labourerHighfield Lodge East Gate1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex
Employed by Richard Price of Highfield Lodge
Wife; belongs to Withyham ParishElisabeth Heat [Payne]
Keeps a little school of about 14 scholars at 3d a week; teaches reading and needlework
Mary Heat
Louisa Heat
Christopher Heat

1838CensusHead; belongs to Aberystwith Parish; occupation GardenerDavid ThomasHighfield Lodge West Gate1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex
Employed by Richard Price of Highfield Lodge
Wife; belongs to Aberystwith ParishAnn Thomas

6th Jun 1841CensusJonathan Brown, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: bailiffJonathan Brown, bailiffHighfield Park Lodge1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Philadelphia Brown, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexPhiladelphia Brown [Medhurst]

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Price, M, Head, age 60 to 64; occupation: independentRichard Price, independentHighfield House1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Ann Price, F, [Wife], age 65 to 69Mary Ann Price
Thomas Carter, M, age 45 to 49, occupation: independentThomas Carter, independent
Eliza Carter, F, [Lodger's wife], age 40 to 44Eliza Carter
William Carter, M, [Lodger's son], age 15 to 19William Carter
Robert Hitchcock, M, age 30 to 34; occupation: servantRobert Hitchcock
Edmund Ludlow, M, age 60 to 64; occupation: servantEdmund Ludlow
William N/K, M, age 40 to 44; occupation ServantWilliam N/K
David Norman, M, age 40 to 44; occupation ServantDavid Norman
Jane Blowhard, F, age 30 to 34, occupation: servantJane Blowhard
Ellen Tiplady, F, age 50 to 54; occupation ServantEllen Tiplady
Susan Sargeant, F, age 15 to 19; occupation ServantSusan Sargeant
Mr Croucher, M, [Lodger], age 40 to 44; occupation: gardenerMr Croucher, gardener
Sophia Croucher, F, [Lodger's wife], age 30 to 34Sophia Croucher
John Croucher, M, [Lodger's son], age 8John Croucher

1851Price, Richard, esq.Richard Price, independentHigh Fields ParkPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: land proprietorRichard Price, independentHighfields Park1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeEmily Price [Burgoyne]
Servant; occupation CoachmanJohn Sturges
Servant; occupation: servantSarah Ann Cork
VisitorMary Ann Deacon
ServantElizabeth Hawkins
Servant; occupation: footmanJohn Heath
ServantLucy Parsons
Servant; occupation: cookMary Weller

1874Directory entryDrummond Cecil, Highfield parkHighfield parkPost Office Directory

c 1875Highfield Park, North of Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyHighfield Park

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Floyd, M, Head, married, age 42, born Tudely, employs 1 labourer; occupation: farmerThomas Floyd, farmerHighfields Park Mansion1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Charlotte Floyd, F, Wife, married, age 40, born WadhurstCharlotte Floyd

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Austin, M, Head, married, age 28, born Cowden; occupation: gardenerWilliam Austin, gardenerHighfields Park Cottage1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Fanny Austin, F, Wife, married, age 25, born CowdenFrances Austin [Jenner]
Annie Austin, F, Daughter, age 5, born Withyham; occupation: scholarAnnie Austin
Hester E. Austin, F, Daughter, age 3, born WithyhamEsther Ellen Austin
Elias W. Austin, M, Son, age 2, born WithyhamElias William Austin

3rd Apr 1881CensusObed Farmer, M, Head, married, age 28, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourerObediah Farmer, farm labourerHighfields Park Cottage1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Ruth Farmer, F, Wife, married, age 27, born East GrinsteadRuth Farmer [Huggett]
Minnie Farmer, F, Daughter, age 5, born Withyham; occupation: scholarMinnie Farmer
George Farmer, M, Son, age 2, born WithyhamGeorge Farmer
Frederick Farmer, M, Son, age 4 m, born WithyhamFrederick Farmer

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Gibb, M, Head, married, age 36, born Cowden; occupation: carpenterHenry Gibb, carpenterHighfields Park Cottage1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Eliza Gibb, F, Wife, married, age 28, born SurreyEliza Gibb
Mildred Gibb, F, Daughter, age 4, born WithyhamMildred Gibb
Emily Gibb, F, Daughter, age 2, born WithyhamEmily Gibb

c 1890Occupation OwnerJames Richard Haig, F.S.A., of Blairhill, Perth and Highfields Park, WithyhamHighfields Park

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Crocker, M, Head, widowed, age 58, born Scotland; occupation: gardener (domestic servant)John Crocker, gardener (domestic servant)Highfields Park Lodge1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Jean Crocker, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Scotland; occupation: housekeeperJean Crocker

5th Apr 1891CensusEastman Bell, M, Head, single, age 6, born LondonEastman BellHighfields Park1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Margeret Nisbet, F, Servant, single, age 48, born Scotland; occupation: HousekeeperMargeret Nisbet
Alice Grandvalley, F, Servant, single, age 25, born France; occupation: governessAlice Grandvalley
Emily Divall, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Edenbridge, Kent; occupation: general domestic servantEmily Divall
George Hoad, M, Servant, widowed, age 55, born Storrington, Sussex; occupation: coachmanGeorge Hoad

5th Apr 1891CensusJessie Divall, M, Head, married, age 46, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: gardenerJesse Divell, gardenerHighfields Park Cottage1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sally Divall, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Edenbridge, KentSarah Cole Divall [Hoath]
Frederick Divall, M, Son, single, age 13, born Blackham, Sussex; occupation: scholarFrederick Thomas Divall
Florence A Divall, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Blackham, Sussex; occupation: scholarFlorence Alice Divall
Rose A Divall, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Blackham, Sussex; occupation: scholarRose Ann Divall
Edith Divall, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born Blackham, Sussex; occupation: scholarEdith Agnes Divall
Lily J Divall, F, Daughter, single, age 4, born Blackham, SussexLily Jane Divall

1896Occupation OwnerLieut-Col David Price Haig, OBE, of Highfields Park, WithyhamHighfields Park

1902HighfieldsHighfield ParkSutton's Historical Notes
A large portion of the Highfields Estate formerly belonged to the Sackville Family, but was sold some years ago [est c 1800] by one of the Earls De La Warr to Mr. [Richard] Price, who had previously erected the present house on adjoining land which was at one time known as Upper Cushmans.
The first house he built was of wood, and was immediately blown down; the present building ..... is of stone and most substantial. From it, magnificent views are obtained of the surrounding country - Tunbridge Wells, Mayfield, Lamberhurst, Crowborough, and many other distant places are clearly visible.
The North Carriage Drive was planted about the year 1858 with Wellingtonias and Limes; the former are magnificent specimens. The Park consists of about 116 acres and has some fine oak trees.
On the death of Mr. Price, Mr J.R. Haig came into the estate, and, dying in 1896, was succeeded by his second son, Mr. David Price Haig ..... to whom nearly all the land in Blackham belongs.

2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Buckwell, M, Head, married, age 46, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: gardenerJohn Buckwell, gardenerHigh Fields Stable Lodge1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Caroline Buckwell, F, Wife, married 18 years, age 39, born Hartfield, SussexCaroline Buckwell
Caroline Ellen Buckwell, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: housemaidCaroline Ellen Buckwell

2nd Apr 1911CensusDavid Price Haig, M, Head, married, age 42, born London; occupation: distillerDavid Price Haig, distillerHigh Fields Park1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Edith Mary Haig, F, Wife, married 15 years, age 33, born Broadstairs, KentEdith Mary Haig
Enid Mary Haig, F, Daughter, age 9, born Herne Bay, KentEnid Mary Haig
Marjorie Haig, F, Daughter, age 7, born Herne Bay, KentMarjorie Haig
Eleanor Margaret Haig, F, Daughter, age 5, born Herne Bay, KentEleanor Margaret Haig
Thea Haig, F, Daughter, age 5 months, born Gollanfield, ScotlandThea Haig
Frederick Mclean Marshall, M, Visitor, single, age 42, born St Petersburg; occupation: noneFrederick Mclean Marshall
Ernest Cooper Wacher, M, Visitor, single, age 29, born Broadstairs, Kent; occupation: wine merchantErnest Cooper Wacher
Constance Money, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Inverness, Scotland; occupation: nurseConstance Money
Henrietta Ralph, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Withyham, SussexHenrietta Ralph
Margaret Macintosh, F, Servant, single, age 31, born Rafford Forres, ScotlandMargaret Macintosh
Daisy Florence Morris, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Southborough, KentDaisy Florence Morris
Jeanette Bessie Minnie Nunn, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, KentJeanette Bessie Minnie Nunn
Annie Philip Wright, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Forres, ScotlandAnnie Philip Wright
Florence Beatrice Hopson, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Sittingbourne, KentFlorence Beatrice Hopson

2nd Apr 1911CensusFrederick Pasque, M, Head, married, age 27, born Worlingham, Suffolk; occupation: game keeperFrederick Pasque, game keeperHighfield Upper Lodge, Blackham1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Lily Pasque, F, Wife, married 2 years, age 26, born Michelmersh, HampshireLily Pasque

2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Dawes, M, Head, married, age 30, born South Kennington, London; occupation: chauffeurJohn Dawes, chauffeurLower Lodge Highfields Park1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Violet Dawes, F, Wife, married 3 years, age 28, born Canning Town, LondonViolet Dawes
George Dawes, M, Son, age 2George Dawes

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