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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 349
1932Historic Houses of Sussex - Bassetts Manor, Hartfield by Viscountess Wolseley ⇒ p. 622

Historical records

1265HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
Bassetts is probably associated with Gilbert Bassett - one of 12 jurymen of the hundred of "Hartefued"

1296HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
Nicholas Bassett pays a subsidy of 5s 9 1/4d

1327HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
Johe Bassett, senior pays a subsidy of 1s

1332HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
Johe Bassett, senior pays a subsidy of 1s 1d and Johe Bassett, junior pays a subsidy of 1s

1372HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
John Basset has land at "Hertefeld"

1545HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
"Manor of Bassetts and tenements in Hartfield and Est Grenysted settled after the decease of Mary Shelley"

1590 to 1598HistoryBassettsSutton's Historical Notes
This [The Parish of Withyham] was an extensive manor. In a survey (32-40 Elizabeth) it includes the knoll by the church, extending from Withyham towards Summerford, between the road on the one side and the river on the other, to the Manor of Fiskeridge; afterwards by Hale Farm, Blackham Common (now enclosed), Willets Farm, bounded by the Kent Water; along by Holywych, the Sussex House Farm, Holtye Common, extending a little way into the Parish of East Grinstead on the right, over to the Beeches Farm and Bassetts, towards Hartfield and to Hodore.

1597FreeholderJohn AverieBassettsBuckhurst Terrier
The heirs of John Averie hold by deed tenement called Bassetts with a wood before his door called Little Ayland, and certain lands called Sims feild, Chart feild, Birch feild, and Welfeild, Redden together with a meadow, in all 50 acres, bounds:
  • Lord Buckhurst's manor of Bolebrook to the East
  • the river from Francis Averies milne to Bolebrook Bridge to the South
  • Lord Buckhurst's Bentes, late of John Woody to the West
  • the said heirs' Broomeland to the North
Rent 12s. 8d.

1619HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
The Manor of Bassetts passed from John Alfrey to Richard, Earl of Dorset

1650HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
John Cresswell and John Howell acquire Bassetts

1661HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
John Thornicroft acquires Bassetts

c 1795Holty Common, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBassetts

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

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Burfoot, M, Head, age 42; occupation: farmerRichard Burfoot, farmerBassetts1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Burfoot, F, [Wife], age 37Elizabeth Burfoot [Harris]
Elizabeth Burfoot, F, [Daughter], age 18Elizabeth Burfoot
Elizabeth Chittons, F, age 12, occupation: servantElizabeth Chittons
William Setford, M, age 21; occupation ServantWilliam Setford
William Turner, M, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Turner

6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Slater, F, Head, age 70 to 74, born SussexElizabeth SlaterBassetts Cottages1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Eliza Slater, F, [Relation], age 13, born SussexEliza Slater

1851Burfoot, RichardRichard Burfoot, farmerBasset's FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bailey, farm labourerLittle Bassetts1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Bailey [Baldwin]
Daughter; occupation: pauperElizabeth Bailey
Son; occupation: scholarGeorge Bailey
Daughter; occupation: scholarEliza Jarvis [Bailey]
Daughter; occupation: scholarSarah Card [Bailey]
Son; occupation: scholarJames Bailey
DaughterMary Sands [Bailey]
DaughterHarriet Bailey

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 7 people; occupation: farmerRichard Burfoot, farmerBassetts1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Burfoot [Harris]
ServantHarriett Paine
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Turner
Servant; occupation: farm servantHenry Tester, farm labourer

1867Directory entryBurfoot Richard, farmer, Bassett's farmBassett's farmPost Office Directory

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Baines, M, Head, married, age 56, born Upper Beeding, employs 3 men, occupation: farmerThomas Baines, farmerBassetts Farm House1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Jane Baines, F, Wife, married, age 59, born East GrinsteadJane Baines
Sarah Baines, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born WorthSarah Baines
Jane Baines, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Upper BeedingJane Baines
William Baines, M, Son, single, age 22, born LondonWilliam Baines
George Pevitt, M, Nephew, single, age 8, born Worth; occupation ScholarGeorge Pevitt
Thomas Card, M, Servant, single, age 34, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerThomas Card
Henry Taylor, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerHenry Taylor

1882Directory entryBaines Thomas, farmer, Bassett's farmBassett's farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Baines, M, Head, married, age 68, born East Grinstead, Sussex, occupation: farmerThomas Baines, farmerBassetts1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Jane A Baines, F, Wife, married, age 67, born East Grinstead, SussexJane A Baines
Sarah A Baines, F, Daughter, married, age 36, born Newdigate, SurreySarah A Baines
Jane H Baines, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Newdigate, SurreyJane H Baines
George Baines, M, Grandson, single, age 18, born Lingfield, Surrey, occupation: farm servantGeorge Baines
John Garland, M, Servant, single, age 27, born N/K; occupation: farm servantJohn Garland

5th Apr 1891CensusDavid Thornton, M, Head, single, age 43, born Oxted, Surrey; occupation: Farm labourerDavid ThorntonBassetts Rail Van1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Taylor, M, Head, married, age 53, born Brockham, Surrey; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Taylor, farm labourerBassetts Railway Van1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Harriett Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Dorking, SurreyHarriett Taylor
Albert T Taylor, M, Son, single, age 14, born Dorking, SurreyAlbert T Taylor

c 1899Bolebroke and Bassett's Farm, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBassets Farm

1932Bassetts ManorBassetts Manor, HartfieldWolseley's Bassetts

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