The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Sherlocks Farm    Motts Mill  Withyham  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 114
1933The Buckhurst Terrier 1597-1598 by Ernest Straker, F.S.A. ⇒ p. IV

Historical records

before 1550Occupation OwnerRichard SharlockSharelocks Farm

c 1595Buckhurst Terrier - The Farm called Sherlocks - c 1595Buckhurst Terrier - The Farm called SherlocksBuckhurst Terrier

14th Dec 1595Leaseholder (21 yrs)Thomas TwineShurlocksBuckhurst Terrier
Thomas Twine, doctor of physick, holds by indenture the messuage called Shurlocks, in all 18 parcels, including 2 tenements with 2 crofts and a water mill, also Sleach Mead and Claylands, in all 153 acres: viz., meadow 34 acres, pasture 72 acres, arable 46 acres.
Rent £22 and 2 fat capons.

c 1597Stonelande Parck, The Manor of Buckhurst - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierShurlocks

1714Occupation TenantEdward CrunderellSherlock Farm

1755Occupation TenantThomas WaghorneSherlock Farm

1785Shelocks near Tunbridge Wells taken in a field near Rusthall CommonShelocks near Tunbridge Wells taken in a field near Rusthall Common, watercolour (18.1 x 26cm) painted by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm© British Library Board - Shelfmark: Additional MS 5671, Item number: f. 4 (no. 4)

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

1796Occupation TenantJohn HallSherlock Farm

1800Occupation TenantThomas HallSherlock Farm

c 1825Withyham, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodSherlocks

1836Occupation TenantWidow HallSherlock Farm

1838CensusHead; occupation: farmerWilliam Burfoot, farmerSherlocks Farm1838 Census
Motts Mill, Sussex

1838Occupation TenantWilliam Burfoot, farmerSherlock Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Burfoot, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Burfoot, farmerSherlocks1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Anne Burfoot, F, [Wife], age 60 to 64, born SussexAnn Burfoot [Burfoot]
Fanny Burfoot, F, [Daughter], age 35 to 39, born SussexFanny Burfoot
Martha Burfoot, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexMartha Kember [Burfoot]
Robert Burfoot, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexRobert Burfoot, farm labourer
James Gibbs, M, age 9, born SussexJames Gibbs
William Langly, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Langly
Henry Kenward, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantHenry Kenward
Thomas Heasman, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantThomas Heasman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 4 people; occupation: farmerChristopher Burfoot, farmerSherlocks Farm1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Son, occupation: farm servantRichard Burridge
Housekeeper; widowed; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth Downard
Servant; occupation: farm servanyStephen Groombridge, farm labourer
Servant; occupation: farm servantWilliam Peerless
Servant; occupation: house servantLydia Tasker [Stapley]

1858Occupation TenantWilliam GoodwinSherlock Farm

1867Directory entryGoodwin William, farmer, SherlocksSherlocksPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryGoodwin William, farmer, SherlocksSherlocksPost Office Directory

c 1875Buckhurst Park, Hendal Bridge & Motts Mill, South East of Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySherlocks Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Goodwin, M, Head, married, age 55, born Cowden, employs 5 men and 2 boys; occupation: farmerWilliam Goodwin, farmerSherlocks Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Orpah Goodwin, F, Wife, married, age 52, born WorthOrpah Goodwin
William Goodwin, M, Son, single, age 23, born SurreyWilliam Goodwin
Orfrah Goodwin, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born WithyhamOrfrah Goodwin
Caroline Goodwin, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born WithyhamCaroline Goodwin
Alice Young, F, Neice, single, age 14, born East Grinstead; occupation ScholarAlice Young
Alfred Ashby, M, Servant, single, age 27, born Withyham; occupation: farm servantAlfred Ashby, gardener
Alfred Ashby, M, Servant, single, age 27, born Withyham; occupation: farm servantThomasine Wickens Ashby

1882Directory entryGoodwin William, farmer, SherlocksSherlocksKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Goodwin, M, Head, married, age 65, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: farmerWilliam Goodwin, farmerSherlocks Farm1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Orpah Goodwin, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Worth, SussexOrpah Goodwin
Orpah Goodwin, F, Daughter, single, age 31, born Withyham, SussexOrpah Goodwin
Caroline M A Goodwin, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Withyham, SussexCaroline M A Goodwin

1897Occupation TenantMrs GoodwinSherlock Farm

1900SherlocksSherlocks, Withyham photographed by A.H. StickellsAmbrose Henry Bensley StickellsPrivate collection

c 1910Sherlock's FarmSherlock's Farm, Withyham photographed by A.H. StickellsAmbrose Henry Bensley StickellsPrivate collection

2nd Apr 1911CensusEgbert Southwood, M, Head, married, age 43, born North Curry, Somerset; occupation: farmerEgbert Southwood, farmerSherlocks Farm, Withyham1911 Census
Withyham and Groombridge, Sussex
Caroline Southwood, F, Wife, married 1 year, age 47, born Withyham, SussexCaroline Southwood
Jane Elmes, F, Companion, widow, age 54, born Upper Hardres, Kent; occupation: companion helpJane Elmes

2001TodaySherlocks Farm

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