The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Puckstye Farm  Duddleswell  Ashdown Forest  Buxted  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1857The Church of St Margaret, Buxted by The Rev. Henry Rosehurst Hoare ⇒ p. 220
1929Buxted The Beautiful by K. H. Macdermott ⇒ p. 4

Historical records

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

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

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Bentham, M, Head, age 50 to 54, occupation: farmerGeorge Bentham, farmerPuxty Farm1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Mary Bentham, F, [Wife], age 60 to 64Mary Bentham
Mrs Statham, F, age 50 to 54Mrs Statham
Jane Crowhurst, F, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: servantJane Crowhurst
Harriott Hillman, F, age 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantHarriott Hillman
Thomas Page, M, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: servantThomas Page
Mathew Tester, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantMathew Tester
William Wallace, M, age 17; occupation: servantWilliam Wallace
John Hall, M, age 14, born Sussex; occupation: servantJohn Hall
Benjamin Garratt, M, age 17, born Sussex; occupation: servantBenjamin Garratt

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas N/K, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation CarpenterThomas N/KLittle Puxty1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Henry N/K, M, age 22, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerHenry N/K
Stephen N/K, M, age 20 to 24, born SussexStephen N/K
Hannah N/K, F, age 16, born SussexHannah N/K
David N/K, M, age 15 to 19, born SussexDavid N/K

1851Benham, George S., esq.George S. Benham, Esquire, land proprietorPuckstyePost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, occupation: land proprietorGeorge S. Benham, Esquire, land proprietorPuckstye Farm1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
NieceAlice J. Benham
Visitor; widowed; occupation HOUSEKEEPERM. Slatham
Servant; occupation HOUSEMAIDHarriet Walters [Reed]
Servant; occupation CarterJohn Whitewood
Servant; occupation: carterDaniel Legg
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Fox
Servant; occupation: cookSarah Peerless

1879RecollectionsEdward Miles, labourerPigstye FarmAshdown 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:

Miles, Edward. Pigstye Farm, Hartfield. 59. Born at Chuck Hatch. Cut litter, brakes and turf for Holly Hill, Suntings and Shawhurst. Cowboy and Cowman.


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