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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1997The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 by Professor Brian Short ⇒ Notebook extract

Historical records

22nd Feb 1598Leaseholder (21 yrs)William GarlandBlackfenneBuckhurst Terrier
William Garland, yeoman, holds by deed messuage or tenement called Blackfenne, sometime occupied by John Gringoe, and after by Richard Middleton, in Fletchinge and Maresfeild
Rent £10, and 2 fat capons alive 20th November,

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

1763A New Map of [North] SussexA New Map of [North] Sussex by Thomas KitchinBlackvenThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.

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

c 1825Nutley, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBlack ven

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Bedwell, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Bedwell, farm labourerLittle Black Ven1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Sarah Bedwell, F, [Wife], age 48, born SussexSarah Bedwell [Thorpe]
John Bedwell, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Bedwell, farm labourer
Peter Bedwell, M, [Son], age 13, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerPeter Bedwell, farm labourer
George Bedwell, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexGeorge Bedwell, farm labourer
Thomas Marten, M, age 3, born SussexThomas Marten

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Marten, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation: bailiffGeorge Martin, bailiffBlack Ven1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Frances Marten, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born SussexFrances Martin [Standen]
Sarah Marten, F, age 13, born Sussex; occupation: servantSarah Martin
Henry Madgwick, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: journeyman grocerHenry Madgwick
Mary Madgwick, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: independentMary Madgwick
Maria Fry, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: independentMaria Fry

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Thorpe, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerWilliam ThorpeLittle Black Ven1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Fanny Thorpe, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexFanny Thorpe
Mary Thorpe, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexMary Thorpe

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Ellis, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Ellis, farm labourerLittle Black Ven1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Jemima Ellis, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexJemima Ellis
William Ellis, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexWilliam Ellis
Emily Ellis, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexEmily Ellis
Philadelphia Bailey, F, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: housekeeperPhiladelphia Bailey

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gamekeeperFrederic Gilbert, gamekeeperBlackven1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Bedwell, farm labourerLittle Blackven1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeSarah Bedwell [Thorpe]
Son; occupation: farm labourerPeter Bedwell, farm labourer
Son; occupation: carterGeorge Bedwell, farm labourer
NephewGeorge Susans

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerEdward Blackman, farm labourerBlack Ven1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeHarriot Blackman
Son, occupation: scholarEdward Blackman
SonOwen Blackman
Lodger; widowed; occupation PAUPERSarah Tingley
Lodger; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bedwell, hay trusser

1874Directory entryGilbert Frederick, gamekeeper to Spenser Wilson, esq., Black VennBlack VennPost Office Directory

c 1875Searles, Black Ven & Cackle Street, North West of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBlack Ven

1879AddressAmos WelfareBlack Ven FarmIan Harvey's records

3rd Apr 1881CensusPeter Bedwell, M, Head, married, age 52, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerPeter Bedwell, farm labourerBlackven1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Sarah Bedwell, F, Wife, married, age 50, born MaresfieldSarah Ann Bedwell
William Bedwell, M, Son, single, age 30, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam George Bedwell
Jesse Bedwell, M, Son, single, age 20, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerJesse Charles Bedwell
Anne Bedwell, F, Daughter, single, age 10, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarAnne Bedwell
George Bedwell, M, Grandson, single, age 7, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarGeorge Bedwell
Ada Bedwell, F, Granddaughter, single, age 2, born FletchingAda Bedwell
Fanny Bedwell, F, Granddaughter, single, age 2, born FletchingFanny Bedwell

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Bedwell, M, Head, married, age 44, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Bedwell, farm labourerBlackven1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Eliza Bedwell, F, Wife, married, age 42, born FletchingEliza Bedwell [Allen]
Thomas Bedwell, M, Son, single, age 14, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerThomas George Bedwell
Louisa Bedwell, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Fletching; occupation: scholarMartha Louisa Bedwell
Kate Bedwell, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born Fletching; occupation: scholarMary Kate Bedwell
Sally Bedwell, F, Daughter, single, age 3, born FletchingSally Bedwell
Henry Smith, M, Boarder, widowed, age 54, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerHenry Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Bayliss, M, Head, married, age 36, born Herefordshire, occupation: under gamekeeperJames Bayliss, under gamekeeperBlackven1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Ellen Bayliss, F, Wife, married, age 34, born WiltshireEllen Bayliss

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Styles, M, Head, married, age 38, born West Grinstead; occupation GamekeeperJames StylesBlackven1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Sarah Styles, F, Wife, married, age 34, born West GrinsteadSarah Styles
Harry Styles, M, Son, single, age 9, born Falmer; occupation ScholarHarry Styles
Fred Styles, M, Son, single, age 7, born Falmer; occupation ScholarFred Styles
George Styles, M, Son, single, age 5, born Falmer; occupation ScholarGeorge Styles
Percy Styles, M, Son, single, age 8 m, born FletchingPercy Styles

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Richards, M, Head, married, age 25, born Maresfield; occupation Farm labourerCharles RichardsBlackven Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Emily Richards, F, Wife, married, age 26, born FletchingEmily Richards
Abert W. Ellis, M, Son, age 2, born FletchingAbert W. Ellis

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Reed, M, Head, married, age 68, born Buxted; occupation CarpenterGeorge ReedBlackven Cottage1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Rebecca Reed, F, Wife, married, age 70, born HawkhurstRebecca Reed [Hargreaves]
Charlotte Streeter, F, Gd Dau, single, age 27, born Lewes, handicap: deaf and dumbCharlotte Streeter

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