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1610[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John Norden and augmented by John SpeedBroadhurstJohn Speed
The first engraved maps of the counties of Great Britain were the work of Christopher Saxton who, under the authority of the Privy Council, surveyed the English counties in Elizabethan times, from 1574 to 1578. In 1593 he was followed by John Norden who projected an ambitious scheme for a complete series of county histories. He published before his death a number of counties - Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex, Northampton, Cornwall, Sussex and Surrey. John Speed's map of Sussex is based upon Norden's map and was engraved by Jodocus Hondius. It occupies pages nine and ten of John Speed's Atlas entitled "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", is 20 1/4 inches by 15 1/4 inches in size and shows additionally an interesting plan of Chichester and a spirited representation of the Battle of Hastings.

1645[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Jan BlaeuBroadhurstJan Blaeu

1695[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Robert MordenBroadhurstRobert Morden
Robert Morden was a London bookseller from 1669 until his death in 1703. He specialised in the geographical field and was himself something of a cartographer and a publisher. Throughout the 17th and most of the 18th centuries, there was little distinction between the activity of book or print-selling and that of publishing: many booksellers were also printers or engravers. They undertook the sale of each others' work and often combined to meet the high cost of publishing a new map or reissue of an old atlas, even if the original plates were still available. This map was published in Brittania: a chorographical description of Great Britain and Ireland by William Camden.

c 1724Horsted Kayns, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenBroadhurst
seat of William Pigoot, Esq.

1750SussexSussex by Thomas KitchinBroadhurstThomas 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.

1785Broadhurst HouseBroadhurst House, Horsted Keynes by Samuel Hieronymus GrimmSamuel Hieronymus Grimm, topographical artistThe Burrell Collection

c 1795Horsted Keynes, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBroadhurst

c 1825Horsted Keynes, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBroadhurst

30th Mar 1851CensusAnn Friend, F, Head, widowed, age 64, born Wiltshire, employs 8 people; occupation: farmerAnn FriendBroadhurst Farm House1851 Census
Horsted Keynes, Sussex
Thomas Friend, M, Son, single, age 38, born Horsted Keynes, SussexThomas Friend
Pound Friend, M, Son, single, age 36, born Horsted Keynes, SussexPound Friend
Francis Friend, M, Son, single, age 34, born Horsted Keynes, SussexFrancis Friend
George Friend, M, Son, single, age 31, born Horsted Keynes, SussexGeorge Friend
Cecelia Kimber, F, Visitor, married, age 49, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: charwomanCelia Kimber [Leppard]
Harriot Sherlock, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation HOUSE SERVANTHarriot Sherlock
James Murrell, M, Servant, single, age 23, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Murrell
William Kimber, M, Servant, single, age 22, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Kimber
William Gander, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Gander
Benjamin Tester, M, Servant, single, age 21, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: waggonerBenjamin Tester, gardener
Frederick Tingly, M, Servant, single, age 12, born West Hoathly, Sussex; occupation FARM BOYFrederick Tingly

1874Directory entryCoomber John, farmer, Broadhurst farmBroadhurst farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Stumblewood Common, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBroadhurst

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichd. Pearce, M, Head, married, age 65, born Fletching; occupation Farm servantRichard PearceBroadhurst Cottage1881 Census
Horsted Keynes, Sussex
Eliza Pearce, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Horsted KeynesEliza Pearce
Eliza Pearce, M, Daughter, single, age 21, born West Hoathly; occupation ServantEliza Pearce
George Pearce, M, Grandson, single, age 17, born East Grinstead; occupation Farm servantGeorge Pearce
Margaret Gammon, F, Granddaughter, age 8, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarMargaret Gammon

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Foster, M, Head, married, age 48, born East Grinstead; occupation: farm servantJesse Foster, farm servantBroadhurst Cottage1881 Census
Horsted Keynes, Sussex
Elizabeth Foster, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Horsted KeynesElizabeth Foster
Sarah Ann Carter, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Horsted Keynes, occupation: scholarSarah Ann Carter
Harriett Foster, F, Daughter, age 4, born Horsted Keynes; occupation: scholarHarriett Foster
Jesse Foster, M, Son, age 1, born Horsted KeynesJesse Foster

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Coombes, M, Head, married, age 37, born Lindfield, occupation: farmerAlfred Coombes, farmerBroadhurst1881 Census
Horsted Keynes, Sussex
Eliza Coombes, F, Wife, married, age 39, born LambethEliza Coombes
Eliza Coombes, F, Daughter, age 12, born Horsted Keynes, occupation: scholarEliza Coombes
Alfred Mills Coombes, M, Son, age 1, born Horsted KeynesAlfred Mills Coombes
Louisa King, F, Governess Private, single, age 23, born SurreyLouisa King

1882Directory entryCoomber Alfred, farmer, Broadhurst farmBroadhurst farmKelly's Directory

c 1899Broadhurst, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBroadhurst

1908BroadhurstBroadhurst, Horsted Keynes photographed by A.H. Homewood, Burgess HillPrivate collection

1913BroadhurstBroadhurst, Horsted Keynes photographed by A.H. Homewood, Burgess HillPrivate collection

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