The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Quabrook      Hartfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 351
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 24

Places in Quabrook
Andrews Bank [a.k.a. Parrock Wood]
Birling Farm
Brick & Tile Works
East Grinstead Brook
Fir Tree Cottage
Gate House Farm
Lines [a.k.a. Limes] Farm
Little Parrock Farm
Mays Cottage
New Cottage
Quabrook Common
Rice Hill
Snipe Cottage
Stream [a.k.a. Shaw] Meadow
Upper Parrock [a.k.a. Paddock] Farm
Woods Park
Historical records

c 1693Ashdown ForestAshdown Forest by Barry Lucas after KeltonQuabrook GateStraker's Ashdown Forest

c 1724Comans Hatch, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenQuabrook Gate

c 1795Colemans Hatch, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamQuabrook Gate

c 1825Colemans Hatch, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodQuabrook Gate

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Ray, M, Head, age 73, born Sussex; occupation IndependentRichard RayQuabrook1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Ray, F, [Wife], age 75 to 79, born SussexMary Ray
Elizabeth Hollamby, F, [Lodger], age 76Elizabeth Hollamby

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Alfrey, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation farm labourerHenry Allfrey, farmerQuabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Susanah Alfrey, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexSusannah Allfrey
Ann Alfrey, F, [Daughter], age 14, born SussexAnn Allfrey
William Alfrey, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexWilliam Allfrey
John Alfrey, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexJohn Allfrey
James Alfrey, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexJames Allfrey
Alfred Alfrey, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexAlfred Allfrey

6th Jun 1841CensusMary Heasman, F, Head, age 30 to 34, born SussexMary Heasman [Mitchell]Quabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Mary Heasman, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexMary Heasman
Thomas Heasman, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexThomas Heasman
Solomon Heasman, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexSolomon Heasman

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Bashford, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation CarrierWilliam Bashford, carrierQuabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Sarah Bashford, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Bashford
Harriett Bashford, F, [Daughter], age 15, born SussexHarriett Bashford
William Bashford, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexWilliam Bashford
George Bashford, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexGeorge Bashford
Ann Bashford, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexAnn Bashford
John Bashford, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexJohn Bashford, coal merchant and carrier
Richard Bashford, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexRichard Bashford
Jesse Bashford, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexJesse Bashford
Jane Bashford, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexJane Bashford

6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Turner, F, Head, age 74, born Sussex; occupation: independentSarah Turner [Heat]Quabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Mary Turmell, F, age 73, born Sussex; occupation IndependentMary Turmell
Lodger; occupation IndependentMary Turmell
Martin Page, M, age 73, born Sussex; occupation: carpenterMartin Page
James Rice, M, [Lodger], age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Rice, farm labourer
Henry Rice, M, [Lodger's son], age 11, born SussexHenry Rice

6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Tester, F, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: independentHannah Cook [Tester] [Heasman]Quabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Tester, F, [Daughter], age 15, born SussexElizabeth Tester
William Tester, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexWilliam Tester, farm bailiff
Henry Tester, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexHenry Tester, farm labourer
John Tester, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexJohn Tester

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Hollamby, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Hollamby, farm labourer and shoemakerQuabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Mary Hollamby, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexMary Hollamby [Tester]
Mary Hollamby, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexMary Hollamby

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Martin, farm labourerQuabrook1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
WifeHannah Martin [Heasman]
Son; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Martin
DaughterAnn Martin
Son; occupation: farm labourerCharles Martin
DaughterEmily Martin
SonJames Martin
DaughterElizabeth Martin
SonWilliam Martin
DaughterEllen Martin
Father-in-law; widowedJames Heasman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: poultererNed WrenQuabrook1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Lodger, occupation: farm labourerJohn Bashford

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 1 person; occupation: wheelwrightHenry Mitchell, wheelwrightQuabrook1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
WifeMiriam Mitchell
Son; occupation: scholarHenry Mitchell
Son; occupation: scholarSilus Mitchell
Son; occupation: scholarGeorge Mitchell
SonEli Mitchell
DaughterRuth Mitchell
Apprentice; occupation: wheelwright's apprenticeDaniel Johnson
Visitor; widowed; occupation: carpenterJohn Ellis

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: carrierWilliam Bashford, carrierQuabrook House1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Bashford
Son, occupation: carrierWilliam Bashford
Son, occupation: carrierGeorge Bashford
DaughterAnn Bashford
Son, occupation: farm labourerJohn Bashford, coal merchant and carrier
Son, occupation: farm labourerJesse Bashford
DaughterJane Bashford

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, occupation: cordwainerJoseph Beard, cordwainerQuabrook1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
DaughterAnn Beard
DaughterElizabeth Beard
SonCharles Beard

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Divall, farm labourerQuabrook Lodge1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
WifeMartha Divall [Card]
SonWilliam Divall
SonRichard Divall, labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: land proprietorJoseph Jackson, land proprietorPart of Quaybrook1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation FarmerWilliam WoolleyQuabrook Lodge1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Servant; occupation: housekeeperLiza Gordon

21st Feb 1874DeathCause of death - BronchitisJesse Dival, brick makerQuabrookJohn Divall's records

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

18th Oct 1879RecollectionsJesse Divall, farm labourerQuabrook CommonAshdown Forest dispute

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Dival, Jesse. Quabrook Common, Hartfield. Born 6 March 1811 at Chuckhatch. My Father used to make bricks in the yard there in summer and in the winter he worked at litter cutting and the like. When I was a little boy I used to go out and help rake it together for him and I recollect one of the people he used to cut for was Mr. Cook of Blackham Farm, Withyham, (Price owner). Why I recollect this so well was that the men who came to carry it used to bring a good meat pie for lunch, I suppose as an encouragement for them to bring a good load. I always used to scheme to be there at lunch time. I should then have been from 9 to 10 years old. It was sometime before I went to service. The Ladytide after I was 14 1 went to service to Mr. Quaife butcher at Hartfield Street for 4 years. I then went to service with my uncle Thomas Divall at Chuck Hatch and worked at tile making in the summer and at wood cutting and litter cutting in the winter. At the end of 1 1/2 years I came to live with my Father at Quarock. When I was about 24 I went to live with Mr. Thomas Foster at Little Parrock Farm and worked for him for 5 years. During that time after we had finished wheat sowing I used to go out on the Forest and cut litter for him and helped bring it home. I did so every winter while I was in his service. I also cut a little turf for him, about 2 loads every summer in a part of the Forest we called Lodge Mires between Quarock and Broadstone. I also cut a few brakes for him. He used to turn out young stock on the Forest I used to drive them out. When I left home I got married at Hartfield Church the Christmas after I was 29.


3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Butcher, M, Head, married, age 37, born Withyham, occupation: farm labourerJohn ButcherQuabrook Common1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Mary Butcher, F, Wife, married, age 34, born HartfieldMary Elizabeth Butcher [Heasman]
Fanny Butcher, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hartfield, occupation: scholarFanny Butcher
Anne Butcher, F, Daughter, age 6, born Lewes, occupation: scholarAnne Butcher
Lucy Butcher, F, Daughter, age 4, born Lewes, occupation: scholarLucy Butcher
Emily Butcher, F, Daughter, age 3, born HartfieldEmily Butcher
Linda Butcher, F, Daughter, age 1, born HartfieldLinda Butcher

3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Edwards, M, Head, married, age 55, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerRobert Edwards, farm labourerQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Margaret Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 50, born IrelandMargaret Edwards [Hutcheson]

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Divall, M, Head, married, age 70, born Hartfield; occupation: farmerJesse Divall, farm labourerQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Mary Divall, F, Wife, married, age 58, born CowdenMary Divall [Huggett]
Thomas Divall, M, Son, single, age 22, born East Grinstead; occupation: wheelwrightThomas Divall, wheelwright
John Divall, M, Son, single, age 16, born East Grinstead; occupation: labourerJohn Divall

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Divall, M, Head, married, age 64, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerWilliam Divall, farm labourerQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Martha Divall, F, Wife, married, age 62, born HartfieldMartha Divall [Card]
William Divall, M, Grandson, single, age 16, born HartfieldWilliam Divall

3rd Apr 1881CensusJob Mitchell, M, Head, married, age 40, born East Grinstead; occupation: labourerJob Mitchell, agricultural labourerQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Jane Mitchell, F, Wife, married, age 39, born HartfieldJane Mitchell [Wheatley], charwoman
Alice Mitchell, F, Daughter, age 9, born East GrinsteadAlice Mitchell
Harrey Mitchell, M, Son, age 1, born East GrinsteadHenry (Harry) Mitchell, machinist

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Flawn, M, Head, married, age 47, born Northamptonshire; occupation: proprietor of farm machineryRichard Flawn, proprietor of farm machineryQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Helena Flawn, F, Wife, married, age 47, born HartfieldHelena Flawn
Fredrick G. Flawn, M, Son, single, age 21, born Hartfield; occupation: plumberFredrick G. Flawn
Frank Flawn, M, Son, single, age 19, born Hartfield; occupation: apprenticeFrank Flawn
Louis Flawn, M, Son, single, age 17, born Hartfield; occupation: apprenticeLouis Flawn
Nellie E. Flawn, F, Daughter, age 13, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarNellie E. Flawn
Ena A. Flawn, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarEna A. Flawn
Florence B. Flawn, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarFlorence B. Flawn

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrancis Jenner, M, Head, married, age 46, born Hartfield; occupation: carpenterFrancis Thomas Jenner, carpenter and innkeeperQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Mary Jenner, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Horsted Keynes; occupation: dressmakerMary Jenner [Chapman]
Owen J. Jenner, M, Son, age 16, born East Grinstead; occupation: gardenerOwen John Jenner
Edwd. Brooks, M, Lodger, single, age 30, born London; occupation: student of lawEdward Brooks
Charles Gibbs, M, Traveling Tinker, age 68, born KentCharles Gibbs
Edward Jones, M, Labourer, age 52, born East GrinsteadEdward Jones
John Smith, M, Labourer, age 47, born Tunbridge WellsJohn Smith

5th Apr 1891CensusSamuel Stevenson, M, Head, married, age 32, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: brickmakerSamuel R.L. Stephenson, bricklayerQuabrook1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
Harriet Stevenson, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Buxted, SussexHarriett Stephenson
Joseph C Stevenson, M, Son, age 12, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJoseph C. Stephenson
Ann E Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 10, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: scholarAnn E Stevenson
Louisa Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 7, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarLouisa Stevenson
Mabel Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 4, born Maresfield, SussexMabel Stevenson
Fanny Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 2, born Maresfield, SussexFanny Stevenson
Emma Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 1 month, born Hartfield, SussexEmma Stevenson

5th Apr 1891CensusMargaret Edwards, F, Head, married, age 63, born Belfast, IrelandMargaret Edwards [Hutcheson]Quabrook1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

c 1899Colemans Hatch, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyQuabrook

1900DeathGeorge Divall, farm labourerQuabrookJohn Divall's records

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