The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1835The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by Thomas Walker Horsfield, F.S.A.p. 360
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume II. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 224

Historical records

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

1784TannersTanners, Waldron by Samuel Grimm and James Lambert (The Burrell Collection)The Burrell Collection
Samuel Hieronymous Grimm (1733-1794), artist, was born in Switzerland, studied in Berne and Paris before moving to Covent Garden, London in 1768. Besides his work as a commercial engraver and watercolour painter he is best known for some 2,500 commissioned watercolurs of antiquities, historic buildings and landscapes in the British Library (MSS 15537-48). Throughout the 1780s he toured Sussex, sketching churches, monuments, castles, abbeys and houses of the gentry
James Lambert, senior, (1725-1788) and his nephew James Lambert, junior, (1744-1799) were both landscape painters living in Lewes, Sussex. Between them they produced over 600 items, ranging from pencil sketches to large oils.
William Burrell (1732-96), antiquary, was born in Leadenhall Street, London, educated at Westminster School and Cambridge University. He became Chancellor of Worcester and Rochester Dioceses, M.P. for Haslemere and a Commissioner of Excise. From 1780 he employed Samuel Grimm and the Lamberts to make drawings of all the notable antiquities and important houses in Sussex, which he bequeathed to the British Museum in his will.
for more information refer to Sussex Views by Walter H. Godfrey and L.F. Salzman and Sussex Depicted by John Farrant, both published by the Sussex Record Society.

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

6th Jun 1841CensusJosias Bonnick, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex, occupation: farmerJosias Bonnick, farmerGreat Tan House1841 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Ann Bonnick, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born SussexAnn Bonnick
Elizabeth Bonnick, F, [Daughter], age 30 to 34, born SussexElizabeth Bonnick
Eleanor Bonnick, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29, born SussexEllen Bonnick
John Bonnick, M, [Son], age 25 to 29, born SussexJohn Bonnick
Henry Bonnick, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexHenry Bonnick
William Bonnick, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexWilliam Bonnick
Thomas Bonnick, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexThomas Bonnick
Mary Mepham, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Mepham
Ann Paine, F, age 12, born Sussex; occupation: servantAnn Paine
Alexander Paine, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantAlexander Paine

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 18 people, occupation: farmerJosias Bonnick, farmerGreat Tan House1851 Census
Waldron, Sussex
WifeAnn Bonnick
DaughterElizabeth Bonnick
DaughterEllen Bonnick
Servant; occupation: general servantHarriott Paine
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Jenner, farm labourer
Servant; occupation General ServantAnn Ridge
Servant; occupation: farm labourerThomas Gasson

1861TannersTanners, WaldronWaldron by Rev. Ley

1867Directory entryKenward Wm., farmer, Great TannersGreat TannersPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryKenward Wm., farmer, Great TannersGreat TannersPost Office Directory

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 33, born Buxted, employs 5 men and 2 boys; occupation: farmerJohn Jeal Hemsley, farmerTanners Farm1881 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Julia Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 30, born WaldronJulia Hemsley [Daniel]
Henry Hemsley, M, Son, age 10, born East Hoathly; occupation: scholarHenry Hemsley
Ernest Hemsley, M, Son, age 9, born Framfield; occupation: scholarErnest Hemsley
George Hemsley, M, Son, age 7, born Framfield; occupation: scholarGeorge Hemsley
Caleb Hemsley, M, Son, age 6, born Framfield; occupation: scholarCaleb Hemsley
Hugh Hemsley, M, Son, age 4, born FramfieldHugh Hemsley
Frank Hemsley, M, Son, age 2, born FramfieldFrank Hemsley
Edward Hemsley, M, Son, age 1, born FramfieldEdward Hemsley
Hannah Cottington, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Mayfield, occupation: general servantHannah Cottington
Julia Collington, F, Niece, age 13, born Framfield, occupation: nurseJulia Collington
Stephen Blackford, M, Servant, single, age 60, born Burwash, occupation: farm servantStephen Blackford

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Booth, M, Head, married, age 26, born Heathfield, occupation: farm labourerThomas Booth, farm labourerTanners1881 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Flora Booth, F, Wife, married, age 19, born HerstmonceuxFlora Booth
George T. Booth, M, Son, age 6 m, born HeathfieldGeorge T. Booth
Daniel Beale, M, Boarder, age 15, born Warbleton, occupation: farm labourerDaniel Beale

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Ades, M, Head, married, age 41, born Sedlescombe; occupation farm labourerGeorge Ades, farm labourerTanners1881 Census
Waldron, Sussex
Esther Ades, F, Wife, married, age 38, born NinfieldEsther Ades
Henry E. Ades, M, Son, age 15, born Hollington; occupation farm labourerHenry E. Ades
Elizabeth M. Ades, F, Daughter, age 13, born Sedlescombe; occupation scholarElizabeth M. Ades
Caroline E. Ades, F, Daughter, age 11, born Sedlescombe; occupation scholarCaroline E. Ades
George B. Ades, M, Son, age 7, born Sedlescombe; occupation scholarGeorge B. Ades
Philadelphia Ades, F, Daughter, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation scholarPhiladelphia Ades
Thomas J. Ades, M, Son, age 4, born Mayfield; occupation scholarThomas J. Ades
Stephen E. Ades, M, Son, age 2, born MayfieldStephen E. Ades

1882Directory entryHemsley John, farmer, Tanner's farmTanner's farmKelly's Directory
Tanners originally belonged to the Fullers, a noted Sussex family, who acquired fame as iron founders

1904Tanners ManorTanners Manor, WaldronPrivate collection

1909Tanners ManorTanners Manor, WaldronPrivate collection

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