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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1860Uckfield, Past and Present by The Rev. Edward Turner, M.A.p. 12

Historical records

c 1724Buxstead, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenRocks

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

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

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Hardgroves, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Hardgroves, farm labourerRocks Cottage1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Sarah Hardgroves, F, [Wife], age 57, born SussexSarah Hardgroves
John Reid, M, age 17, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJohn Reid
Ann Jeffery, F, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: independentAnn Jeffery

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 2 people; occupation: farmerJohn Alchorne, farmerRocks Farm1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
WifeFrances Alchorne [Bourner]
VisitorJane Alchorne [Killick]
Visitor; occupation: landed proprietorThomas Alchorne, farmer and landed proprietor

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Hardgroves, farm labourerRocks Cottage1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
WifeSarah Hardgraves [Muddle]
SonGeorge Hardgroves
Grand-father; widowed; occupation: pauperGeorge Hardgroves
Lodger; occupation: nurseMary Ann Turner

1874Directory entryRocks FarmPost Office Directory
Here is a Grammar school, founded about the year 1690 by Dr. Anthony Saunders, who was rector of Buxted, vicar of Acton in Middlesex, and treasurer of St. Paul's, and one of the chaplains of Archbishop Sheldon. By his will, dated October 31st, 1718, he provided for the gratuitous education of twelve boys, six of Buxted and six of Uckfield : and bequeathed his library to it, for the use of the schoolmaster and scholars for the time being. For the support of the school he gave about 14 acres of land in Uckfield, together with the payment of £10, charged on the Rocks farm, in Buxted

1874Directory entryHassell Benden Sharvell, farmer, Rock's farmRock's farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Bevingford, Rocks Farm & Lephams Bridge, South of High Hurst Wood - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyRocks Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Leech, M, Head, married, age 29, born Oxfordshire; occupation: farm labourerJames Leech, farm labourerRocks Farm1881 Census
Buxted, Sussex
Mary Ann Leech, F, Wife, married, age 28, born OxfordshireMary Ann Leech
Micael Mortimore, M, Lodger, single, age 35, born Buckinghamshire; occupation: farm labourerMicael Mortimore

1882Directory entryBaker John Baker, farmer, Rock's farmRock's farmKelly's Directory

1930The RocksThe Rocks, BuxtedPrivate collection

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