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1997The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 by Professor Brian Short ⇒ Notebook extract

Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusLidia Parker, F, Head, age 54, born Sussex; occupation: servantLidia ParkerPlawhatch1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Martha Parker, F, [Daughter], age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantMartha Parker
Charlotte Parker, F, [Daughter], age 15, born Sussex; occupation: servantCharlotte Parker
George Head, M, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Head

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, occupation: house servantElizabeth BrowningPlaw Hatch1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Brother; widowed; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Gates

26th Sep 1879RecollectionsEdward KilnerPlaw HatchAshdown 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:

Kilner, Edward. Living at Borrer Hill on Plaw Hatch. Labourer. Born 6 November 1811 at Monkshill now belonging to Mr. Arbuthnot. Baptised at East Grinstead.

My father told me he had many years at Maulds (part of Leggs Heath) and removed to Monkshill about 1801. I lived at the house on Monkshill Farm till I was about 23'/2 years old when I married and came out to live on the Forest at the 'Goat' about 3 or 4 years and then at a place now occupied by Benjamin Richardson on the Forest opposite Mudbrooke. It was called Beggarsden but I believe its true name was Waterbury or Huntleberry Castle. I lived there about 16 years and then moved to Boner Hill where I have lived for about the last 26 years. (These dates do not quite tally with his age. He is a little uncertain about the time he lived at the 'Goat' and Huntleberry Castle.) Borrer Hill is on Mr. Arbuthnot's frontage to the Forest and looks down on the Forest.

I went to school from 8 till 12 at Sackville College, East Grinstead, on the foundation going backwards and forwards daily. I then worked about for 1 year, part of the time at Whalesbeech, and at 13 I came to work at Plaw Hatch and have continued to work on Plaw Hatch, Monkshill, Dodge's and Mayes all my life.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Clarey, M, Head, married, age 32, born Essex, occupation: gardenerWilliam Clarey, gardenerPlawhatch Lodge1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Eliza Clarey, F, Wife, married, age 33, born EssexEliza Clarey
George Clarey, M, Son, age 5, born Kensington, LondonGeorge Clarey
Alice Clarey, F, Daughter, age 3, born Lingfield, SurreyAlice Clarey
Thomas Clarey, M, Son, age 1, born East GrinsteadThomas Clarey

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Mcfarlane, M, Head, married, age 40, born Scotland; occupation: farm bailiffJames McFarlane, farm bailiffPlawhatch Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Jennie Mcfarlane, F, Wife, married, age 39, born ScotlandJennie McFarlane
James Mcfarlane, M, Son, age 4, born East GrinsteadJames McFarlane
Agnes Mcfarlane, F, Daughter, age 2, born East GrinsteadAgnes McFarlane
Elizabeth Campbell, F, Cousin, single, age 18, born Scotland, occupation: dairy maidElizabeth Campbell
Caroline Simmonds, F, Servant, age 13, born West Hoathly; occupation NurseCaroline Simmonds

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Taylor, M, Head, married, age 47, born WorthGeorge Taylor, bricklayerPlawhatch Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Anne Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Worth; occupation: laundressAnne Taylor [Brackpool]
Edith Taylor, F, Daughter, age 16, born Worth; occupation: laundressEdith Miles
Laura Mary Taylor, F, Daughter, age 15, born Worth; occupation: laundressLaura Mary Taylor
Jane Taylor, F, Daughter, age 12, born Worth; occupation: scholarJane Taylor
Alfred John Taylor, M, Son, age 10, born Worth; occupation: scholarAlfred John Taylor
Carrie Taylor, F, Daughter, age 6, born Worth; occupation: scholarCarrie Taylor
William Edward Taylor, M, Son, age 3, born Dorking, SurreyWilliam Edward Taylor

3rd Apr 1881CensusJessie Murray, F, Head, widowed, age 44, born Scotland; occupation: housekeeperJessie Murray, housekeeperPlawhatch House1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Kate Screggs, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Hampshire; occupation HousemaidKate Screggs
Louisa Shame, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Depford, Kent; occupation HousemaidLouisa Shame

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Pilbeam, M, Head, single, age 20, born Worth; occupation GroomJohn Pilbeam, groomPlawhatch1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusMichall Maynard, M, Head, married, age 71, born East Grinstead; occupation: farmerMichael MaynardStable1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Ann Maynard, F, Wife, married, age 56, born BrightonAnn Maynard [Peters]
George Maynard, M, Nephew, single, age 43, born West Hoathly; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Maynard

1882Directory entryArbuthnot William, Plaw hatchPlaw hatchKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusBenjamin Newnham, M, Head, single, age 23, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: gardenerBenjamin Newnham, gardenerPlawhatch Botheys1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Henry Draper, M, Servant, single, age 16, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: gardenerHenry Draper

5th Apr 1891CensusLevi Ede, M, Head, married, age 36, born Clapham, Sussex; occupation: coachman and domestic servantLevi Ede, coachman and domestic servantPlawhatch Stable1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Elizabeth Ede, F, Wife, married, age 38, born ScotlandElizabeth Ede
William L Ede, M, Son, age 6, born East Grinstead, SussexWilliam L Ede
Margaret Ede, F, Daughter, age 4, born East Grinstead, SussexMargaret Ede
Elizabeth Ede, F, Daughter, age 2, born East Grinstead, SussexElizabeth Ede
George Ede, M, Son, age 1, born East Grinstead, SussexGeorge Ede
John Dubber, M, Boarder, single, age 19, born Orton, Hampshire; occupation: groom and domestic servantJohn Dubber
Alfred Cork, M, Boarder, single, age 18, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: groom and domestic servantAlfred Cork

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Arbuthnot, M, Head, married, age 65, born Marylebone, London; occupation: retired east india merchantWilliam Arbuthnot, retired east india merchantPlawhatch1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Arbuthnot, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Edinburgh, ScotlandMary Arbuthnot
Mary E Arbuthnot, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Madras, IndiaMary E Arbuthnot
Keith Arbuthnot, M, Son, single, age 26, born Madras, India; occupation: tea and coffee brokerKeith Arbuthnot
Harold Arbuthnot, M, Son, single, age 22, born Dotacamund, IndiaHarold Arbuthnot
Cicely Arbuthnot, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Brighton, SussexCicely Arbuthnot
Kenneth Arbuthnot, M, Son, single, age 17, born Brighton, SussexKenneth Arbuthnot
Andrew Arbuthnot, M, Son, single, age 13, born West Hoathly, SussexAndrew Arbuthnot
Malcolm Arbuthnot, M, Son, age 12, born West Hoathly, SussexMalcolm Arbuthnot
Dorothy Arbuthnot, F, Daughter, age 6, born West Hoathly, SussexDorothy Arbuthnot
Laura Gouch, F, Niece, single, age 35, born Belfast, Northern IrelandLaura Gouch
Hortense Maffey, F, Governess, single, age 68, born Paris, France; occupation: governessHortense Maffey
Louise Gunter, F, Governess, single, age 23, born Baden, Germany; occupation: nursery governessLouise Gunter
Alfred Dodderidge, M, Fator, single, age 28, born Plympton, Devon; occupation: tutorAlfred Dodderidge
Percy Swift, M, Visitor, single, age 23, born Peckham, London; occupation: missionaryPercy Swift
John Peck, M, Visitor, married, age 36, born Debenham, Suffolk; occupation: evangelistJohn Peck
Thomas Baxendale, M, Servant, married, age 48, born Winchester, Hampshire; occupation: butler and domestic servantThomas Baxendale
George Grimwade, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Hadley, Suffolk; occupation: footman and domestic servantGeorge Grimwade
James Clarke, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Mile End, London; occupation: footman and domestic servantJames Clarke
Anne Whelan, F, Servant, widowed, age 44, born Co Galway, Ireland; occupation: cook and domestic servantAnne Whelan
Johanna Stoblum, F, Servant, single, age 42, born Stockholm, Sweden; occupation: general domestic servantJohanna Stoblum
Emily Punnett, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Sissinghurst, Kent; occupation: general domestic servantEmily Punnett
Fanny Wilson, F, Servant, single, age 22, born London; occupation: general domestic servantFanny Wilson
Bessie Bond, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Bermuda, West Indies; occupation: general domestic servantBessie Bond
Anna Tribe, F, Servant, single, age 27, born St Pancras, London; occupation: general domestic servantAnna Tribe
Annie Woodley, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Clifton Hampden, Oxfordshire; occupation: general domestic servantAnnie Woodley
Amie Davis, F, Servant, single, age 20, born London; occupation: general domestic servantAmie Davis

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Macfarlane, M, Head, married, age 49, born Straiton, Scotland; occupation: farmerJames Macfarlane, farmerPlawhatch Farm House1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Crombie, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Straiton, Scotland; occupation: general domestic servantMary Crombie

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Lennox, M, Head, married, age 31, born Scotland; occupation: farm bailiffWilliam Lennox, farm bailiffPlawhatch Farm House1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Annie Lennox, F, Wife, married, age 28, born ScotlandAnnie Lennox
William M Lennox, M, Son, age 2, born Forest Row, SussexWilliam M Lennox

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Pakeman, M, Head, married, age 54, born Uxbridge, Middlesex; occupation: laundrymanJames Pakeman, laundrymanPlawhatch Farm House1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Martha Pakeman, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Haggerston, London; occupation: laundressMartha Pakeman

5th Apr 1891CensusAmos Draper, M, Head, married, age 44, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: gardenerAmos Draper, gardenerPlawhatch Lodge1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Annie Draper, F, Wife, married, age 40, born East Grinstead, SussexAnnie Draper
Charles Draper, M, Son, age 19, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: gardenerCharles Draper
Emily Draper, F, Daughter, age 17, born West Hoathly, SussexEmily Draper
Thomas Draper, M, Son, age 13, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: garden boyThomas Draper
Walter Draper, M, Son, age 11, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: scholarWalter Draper
Robert Draper, M, Son, age 8, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: scholarRobert Draper
Hellen Draper, F, Daughter, age 6, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: scholarHellen Draper
James Draper, M, Son, age 4, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: scholarJames Draper

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Smith, M, Head, married, age 46, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: general labourerJames Smith, general labourerPlawhatch Cottages1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Elizabeth Smith, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Horsted Keynes, SussexElizabeth Smith
Isaac Smith, M, Son, single, age 18, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: milkmanIsaac Smith
John Smith, M, Son, single, age 15, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: carter boyJohn Smith
Arthur Smith, M, Son, single, age 10, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: scholarArthur Smith

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn C Tanner, M, Head, married, age 41, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: bricklayerJohn C Tanner, bricklayerPlawhatch Cottages1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Jane Tanner, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Pentrepant, ShropshireJane Tanner
Amy Tanner, F, Daughter, age 13, born East Grinstead, SussexAmy Tanner
Charles Tanner, M, Son, age 12, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarCharles Tanner
Maud Tanner, F, Daughter, age 10, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarMaud Tanner
Minnie Tanner, F, Daughter, age 7, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarMinnie Tanner
Daisy Tanner, F, Daughter, age 3, born East Grinstead, SussexDaisy Tanner
Percy Tanner, M, Son, age 1, born East Grinstead, SussexPercy Tanner
Jack Tanner, M, Son, age 9, born East Grinstead, SussexJack Tanner

5th Apr 1891CensusGabriel Daniel, M, Head, married, age 67, born Westbury, Wiltshire; occupation: gamekeeperGabriel Daniel, gamekeeperKeepers Cottage, Plawhatch1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Lydia Daniel, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Standerwick, SomersetLydia Daniel
Harry Daniel, M, Son, age 20, born Balcombe, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeperHarry Daniel
Fanny Daniel, F, Daughter, age 18, born East Grinstead, SussexFanny Daniel

c 1899Plawhatch and Coldharbour, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyPlawhatch

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