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Tophill [a.k.a. Fiskeridge, Fishreed] Farm      Withyham  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 119

Historical records

1265Occupation OwnerThomas FfysheriggFfysheriggSutton's Historical Notes

1296Occupation OwnerHenry de FiskereggFiskereggSutton's Historical Notes

1593Occupation TenantRaufe MedhurstFiskeridgeSutton's Historical Notes

22nd Nov 1595Leaseholder (21 yrs)Raufe MedhurstFiskeridgeBuckhurst Terrier
Raufe Medhurst, yeoman, holds by indenture a messuage called Fiskeridge, Blackham mead, and nine other fields, in all 121 acres, viz. meadow 13 acres, pasture 93 acres, arable 14 acres
Rent £20, and 4 fat capons alive 1st November.

c 1597Fiskeridge, The Manor of Buckhurst - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierFiskeridge

1714Occupation TenantMrs WeeksFiskeridgeSutton's Historical Notes

1719Occupation TenantDavid WeeksFiskeridgeSutton's Historical Notes

1721Occupation TenantJohn KnightFiskeridgeSutton's Historical Notes

1726Occupation TenantGeorge KnightFiskeridgeSutton's Historical Notes

1742Occupation TenantRobert KnightFiskeridgeSutton's Historical Notes

1743Occupation TenantEdward TurnerFiskeridgeSutton's Historical Notes

1751Occupation TenantJohn LockyerTop Hill FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1765Occupation TenantHenry HaitTop Hill FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1787Occupation TenantJames TurnerFiskeridgeSutton's Historical Notes

c 1795Withyham, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamFishreed Farm

1799Occupation TenantJohn TurnerFiskeridgeSutton's Historical Notes

1838CensusHead; occupation: farmerJohn Gibb, farmerTophill1838 Census
Blackham/Lyewood, Sussex

1838Occupation TenantJohn GibbTop Hill FarmSutton's Historical Notes

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Gibb, M, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Gibb, farmerTophill Farm1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Ann Gibb, F, [Wife], age 80 to 84, born SussexAnn Gibb [Marsh]

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Walking, M, Head, age 40 to 44; occupation FarmerThomas WalklingTophill Farm1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Walking, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexMary Walkling [Gibb]
Ann Walking, F, [Daughter], age 10Ann Walkling
Elisabeth Walking, F, [Daughter], age 9Elizabeth Walkling
Mary Walking, F, [Daughter], age 7Mary Walking
John Walking, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexJohn Walkling
George Walking, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexGeorge Walkling
Susanna Walking, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexSusanna Walkling
Sophia Walking, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexSophia Walking
Thomas Ball, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: servantThomas Ball
George Gorringe, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Gorringe
Harriet Heasman, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantHarriet Heasman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 1 person; occupation FarmerThomas WalklingTophill Farm1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeMary Walkling [Gibb]
DaughterAnn Walkling
DaughterElizabeth Walkling
SonJohn Walkling
SonGeorge Walkling
DaughterSusanna Walkling
Servant; occupation: farm servantPhilip Farmer
Servant; occupation: farm servantRobert Turner

c 1870Occupation TenantJohn, senior StreatfieldTop Hill FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1874Directory entryStreatfield John, farmer, TophillTophillPost Office Directory

c 1875Bolebrook Mill & Perryhill, North of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyTophill Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Streatfield, M, Head, married, age 61, born Hartfield, employs 2 men and 2 boys; occupation: farmerJohn Streatfield, farmerTop Hill Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Clara Streatfield, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born WithyhamClara Streatfield
Mary Godly, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 70, born SpeldhurstMary Godly
James Terry, M, Servant, age 14, born Withyham; occupation Farm labourerJames Terry

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Osborn, M, (Head), married, age 42, born Berkshire; occupation Farm labourerEdward OsbornTop Hill Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah Osborn, F, (Wife), married, age 23, born MiddlesexSarah Osborn

1882Directory entryStreatfield John, farmer, TophillTophillKelly's Directory

1886Occupation TenantJohn, junior StreatfieldTop Hill FarmSutton's Historical Notes

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Streatfield, M, Head, married, age 40, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Streatfield, farmerTop Hill1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Anne Streatfield, F, Wife, married, age 39, born East Grinstead, SussexAnne Streatfield [Harding]
Annie Streatfield, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarAnnie Streatfield
Lillian Streatfield, F, Daughter, single, age 10, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarLillian Streatfield
Edith Streatfield, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarEdith Helen Streatfield
Harold J Streatfield, M, Son, single, age 5, born Withyham, SussexHarold John Streatfield
Florence Streatfield, F, Daughter, single, age 3, born Withyham, SussexFlorence Streatfield
Edwin H Streatfield, M, Son, single, age 3 months, born Withyham, SussexEdwin Henry Streatfield
Henry Cox, M, Servant, single, age 14, born Hever, Kent; occupation: farm servantHenry Cox
Alfred Wallis, M, Servant, single, age 13, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: farm servantAlfred Wallis

1896Occupation TenantCharles BaldwinTop Hill FarmSutton's Historical Notes

2nd Apr 1911CensusMary Kestin, F, Head, widow and was married 25 years, age 46, born Northallerton, Yorkshire; occupation: private meansMary Kestin, private meansTop Hill House Farm1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Frances Maud Kestin, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Twyford Melton Mowbray; occupation: no occupationFrances Maud Kestin
Phyllis Kestin, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Burbage Hinckley, Leicestershire; occupation: no occupationPhyllis Kestin
Jean Kestin, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Burgess Hill, Sussex; occupation: schoolJean Kestin

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