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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 412

Historical records

25th Apr 1580Leaseholder (21 yrs)Charles HowardSheffield MillBuckhurst Terrier
Charles Howard of Sheffeild holdeth [Sheffield Mill] by indenture of demise from Sir Thomas Sackvill, Knight, to Richard Leech, Esquire the corn mill, the wheat mill and the malt mill newly built by the same Richard at Sheffeild upon the decaied Ironworkes at Sheffeild aforesaide. sometime called the furnes for the casting of raw iron there, a messuage for the miller, and all those banks, baies, ponds, waters, watercourses, waterlaies, fludgates and waterworcks to the said corne mill belonging. And all the parcels aswell rough as plain called Northall, with a barn, 80 acres, and The Hooke, 30 acres, And all that the Ironworck or yron mill called the Hammer mill or forge of Sheffeild aforesaid and all wheeles, belowes, howses, edifices, buildings, colehowses and coleplaces belonginge to the said yron worck or hammer Mill. And all that the great pond, Bankes, baies, pools, waters, water courses, fludgates, poolebaies, sluices, groundgates and. other the waterworcks whatsoever to the said forge or hammer mill belonginge or appertyninge. And all those implements. and utensills to the said Iron work or hammer mill belonginge or apperteyning mentoned or contained in a Schedule to the same Indenture of lease annexed
Rent £20

c 1795Turners Green, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamSheffield Mill

c 1825Turners Green, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodMill

1828Dives, Jas.; occupation: millerJames Dives, millerSheffield MillPigot's Directory

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Ashby, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: millerThomas Ashby, miller and farmerSheffield Mill1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Elizabeth Ashby, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born SussexElizabeth Ashby [Sloman]
Mary Ashby, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexMary Ann Brooker [Ashby]
Sarah Ashby, F, [Daughter], age 17, born SussexSarah Ann Dray [Ashby]
Thomas Ashby, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexThomas Ashby
Elizabeth Ashby, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexElizabeth Jane Newnham [Ashby]
William Wickens, M, age 16, born Sussex; occupation ApprenticeWilliam Taylor Wickens, miller
William Cheal, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: servantWilliam Cheal
James Brooker, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantJames Brooker
Pheby Wickens, F, age 14, born Sussex; occupation ServantPheby Wickens

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Lucas, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Lucas, farm labourerSheffield Mill1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Frances Lucas, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexFrances Lucas

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farmerThomas Ashby, miller and farmerSheffield Mill1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
DaughterElizabeth Jane Newnham [Ashby]
Mother, widowedSarah Ashby [Avery]
ServantJohn Ashby
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJohn Cheesman
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJoseph Gorten
Servant; occupation: miller journeymanJoseph Longhurst
Sister; widowedSally Smith
Lodger; occupation: travellerJames Ellis
Lodger; occupation TRAVELLERCharles Navan
Visitor; occupation: travellerJohn Cox

1867Directory entryBingham Thomas, miller, Sheffield millSheffield millPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryTurner William, miller, Sheffield millSheffield millPost Office Directory

c 1875Sheffield Forest, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySheffield Mill

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Clifford Rayward, M, Head, married, age 37, born Lower Beeding; occupation Miller and FarmerWilliam Clifford RaywardSheffield Green Mill House1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Elizabeth Rayward, F, Wife, married, age 37, born HartfieldElizabeth Rayward
George Clifford Rayward, M, Son, single, age 9, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarGeorge Clifford Rayward
Ellen Harriott Rayward, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarEllen Harriott Rayward
Laura Elizabeth Rayward, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarLaura Elizabeth Rayward
Catherine Mary Rayward, F, Daughter, age 4, born HartfieldCatherine Mary Rayward
Mable Allice Rayward, F, Daughter, age 1, born FletchingMable Allice Rayward
Eliza Gottley, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Crowborough; occupation: domestic servantEliza Gottley
Thomas Hollomley, M, Servt, single, age 22, born Hartfield; occupation: miller's journeymanThomas Hollamby

1882Directory entryRayward William Clifford, miller, Sheffield millSheffield millKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryRayward, Wm., miller, Sheffield millSheffield millBrooker's Guide

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