The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Blackthorn [a.k.a. Blackdon] Hill Farm    Danegate  Eridge  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 12; p. 43

Historical records

c 1795Eridge, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBlackthorn Hill

c 1795Rotherfield, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBlackthorn Hill

26th Feb 1839White House Farm, Sussex - 1839David Diplock (occupier) and Joseph Delves (owner)David Duplock, farm labourerCottage and Garden (0 acres 2 roods 0 perches) plot 878Rotherfield Tithe Map

26th Feb 1839Redgate Mill and Blackdon Hill, Sussex - 1839Mary Wickens (occupier) and Lord Abergavenny (owner)Mary Wickens [Corke]Homestead, House Oast Buildings etc. (0 acres 1 roods 27 perches) plot 888Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Wickens, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Wickens, farmerBlackthorn Hill1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Eliza Wickens, F, [Sister], age 15 to 19, born SussexEliza Wickens [Wickens]
William Gadd, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Gadd
Ephraim Stevens, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEphraim Stevens
James Fry, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Fry
Ann Edwards, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantAnn Edwards

6th Jun 1841CensusDavid Duplock, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDavid Duplock, farm labourerDengate [Blackthorn Hill]1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Martha Duplock, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexMartha Diplock [Baker]
Ephraim Duplock, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexEphraim Diplock
Martha Duplock, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexMartha Luck [Diplock]
Mahalath Duplock, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexMahalath Fermor [Diplock]
Peter Duplock, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexPeter Diplock

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 5 people; occupation FarmerJohn WickensBlackthorn Hill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Wickens [Brown]
Servant; occupation: farm labourerThomas Marchant, farm labourer
Servant; occupation General ServantMary Wilmshurst
Servant; occupation: farm labourerThomas Allcorn
Servant; occupation: general servantFrances Malyon [Dadswell]
Servant; occupation Farm LabourerGeorge Wilmshurst

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Unsted, M, Head, married, age 37, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 139 acres employing 1 manWilliam Unsted, farmerBlackthorn Hill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Eliza Unsted, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Unsted
William Unsted, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Unsted
Phoebe Killick, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 62, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: former farmerPhoebe Killick [Piddlesden]
Miriam E Ashdown, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servantMiriam Elizabeth Ashdown
John Brooman, M, Servant, widowed, age 59, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carterJohn Brooman, carter
George Hallett, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantGeorge Hallett, labourer
Jesse Izzard, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carter's mateJesse Izzard

7th Apr 1861CensusDavid Duplock, M, Head, married, age 66, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: market gardenerDavid Duplock, farm labourerBlackthorn Hill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Louisa Duplock, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Rotherfield, SussexLouisa Duplock [Goldsmith]
Ruth Duplock, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexRuth Duplock
Samuel Duplock, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSamuel Duplock, farm labourer
Jacob Duplock, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJacob Duplock
Eli Duplock, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexEli Duplock
Alice Duplock, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Duplock
Ann Duplock, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexAnn Duplock

1867Directory entryHunsted Wm., farmer, Blackthorn hillBlackthorn hillPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusCalib Goldsmith, M, Head, married, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerCaleb Goldsmith, labourerBlackthorn Mill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Harriet Goldsmith, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriet Goldsmith [Weekes]
Philip Goldsmith, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexPhilip Goldsmith
Laban Diplock, M, Brother, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarLaban Duplock
Louisa Diplock, F, Sister, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexLeah Diplock

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Unstead, M, Head, married, age 48, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 140 acres employing 3 menWilliam Unstead, farmerBlackthorn Mill Farm House1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Eliza Unstead, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Unstead
William Unstead, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Unstead
Owen Unstead, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarOwen Unstead
Anesley Unstead, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAnesley Unstead
Jane Ingram, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: general servantJane Ingram
Neri Collins, F, Servant, single, age 53, born Barming, Kent; occupation: farm servantNeri Collins
Charles Hider, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantCharles Alfred Hyder, gardener
James Hider, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantJames E. Hider

1874Directory entryHunsted Wm., farmer, Blackthorn hillBlackthorn hillPost Office Directory

c 1875Danegate, Redgate & Blackthorn Hill, North of Rotherfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBlackdon Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Latter, M, Head, married, age 53, born Rotherfield, employs 1 labourer; occupation: farmerWilliam Latter, farm labourerBlackthorn Hill1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Rhoda Latter, F, Wife, married, age 54, born RotherfieldRhoda Latter [Duplock]
Mercy Matilda Mancer, F, GranDaughter, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarMercy Matilda Killick [Manser]
Aaron Porter, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Northiam; occupation Farm ServantAaron Porter

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdwin Damper, M, Head, single, age 43, born Alfriston; occupation: farm labourerEdwin DamperBlackthorn Hill1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Eli Damper, M, Brother, single, age 36, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerEli Damper

1882Directory entryLatter William, Blackthorn hillBlackthorn hillKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusRichard Burridge, M, Head, married, age 59, born Withyham, Sussex, occupation: farmerRichard Burridge, farmerBlackthorn Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Burridge, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Withyham, SussexMary Burridge
Alfred Burridge, M, Son, single, age 32, born Withyham, SussexAlfred Burridge
William Burridge, M, Son, single, age 24, born Withyham, SussexWilliam Burridge

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Glue, M, Head, married, age 29, born Chichester, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Glue, farm labourerBlackhouse1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Ann Glue, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Buxted, SussexMary Ann Glue
William I Glue, M, Son, age 10, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam I Glue
Celia Glue, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarCelia Glue
Mary Smiley Glue, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Smiley Glue
Ada Glue, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexAda Glue
Rhoda Glue, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexRhoda Glue

c 1899Redgate Mill & Blackdon Hill, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBlackdon Hill Farm

2nd Apr 1911CensusWilliam Burridge, M, Head, married, age 44, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Burridge, farmerBlackdown Hill Farm, Eridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Burridge, F, Wife, married 16 years, age 44, born Buxted, SussexElizabeth Burridge

2nd Apr 1911CensusAlfred Burridge, M, Head, married, age 50, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmerAlfred Burridge, farmerBlackdown Hill Farm, Eridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Esther Burridge, F, Wife, married 15 years, age 51, born Buxted, SussexEsther Burridge
Alfred William Burridge, M, Son, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: son working on farmAlfred William Burridge
Edward Richard Burridge, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: schoolEdward Richard Burridge

2001TodayBlackdon Farm

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