The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Historical records

1874Directory entryStevenson Thos., farmer, SweetminepitsSweetminepitsPost Office Directory

c 1875RecollectionsThomas Stevenson, farmerSweet Mine PitsAshdown 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:

Stevenson, Thomas. Aged 56. Farmer, etc. Owns Sweet Mine Pits comprising dwelling house and cottage and 11 acres of land held of Duddleswell Manor. Quit rent 18s. 4d. It belonged to his Father before him. He purchased it off Widow Wood.


c 1875Millbrook, North of Nutley - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyMinepits

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Stevenson, M, Head, married, age 60, born Maresfield; occupation: farmerThomas Stevenson, farmerSweet Mine Pitts1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Jane Stevenson, F, Wife, married, age 55, born PlumptonJane Stevenson
William Stevenson, M, Son, single, age 20, born Maresfield; occupation: labourerWilliam Stevenson
Richard Stevenson, M, Son, single, age 18, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerRichard Stevenson
Jesse Stevenson, M, Son, age 14, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerJesse Stevenson
Fanny Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 10, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarFanny Stevenson

1882Directory entryStevenson Thos., farmer, Sweetmine pitsSweetmine pitsKelly's Directory

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

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