The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Sweethaws    Crowborough Common  Crowborough  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 10

Places in Sweethaws
Adams Farm
Baileys Plot
Bishop's Cottage [a.k.a. Hillside]
Ivy Cottage
Moses [a.k.a. Sweethaws] Farm
Rose Cottage [a.k.a. Little Crofts]
Sweethaws Grange
Sweethaws Lodge
The Cottage [a.k.a. Yew Tree Cottage]
Woodholme
Historical records

1597FreeholderJohn Alchorne, of AdamsSweethawesBuckhurst Terrier
John Alchorne holds by deed tenement and lands called Sweethawes, 160 acres, bounds:-Rent 7s for Sweethawes, Birchett, Kidders Meade and Highbroome
22nd Jul 1822BirthHarriett Pilbeam [Holmwood]
10th Dec 1824BirthGeorge Holmwood, master smith

26th Feb 1839Stone Cross & Walshes, South of Crowborough - 1839Nicholas Dadswell (occupier) and Richard Allcorn (owner)Nicholas Dadswell, farmerHouse Meadow, Meadow (3 acres 2 roods 4 perches) plot 3970Rotherfield Tithe Map

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Holmwood, M, Head, married, age 69, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: almsman (farm labourer)George Holmwood, farm labourerSweet Haws1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusDinah Holmwood, F, Wife, married, age 68, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: almswomanDinah Holmwood [Mancer]

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Muddle, M, Head, married, age 39, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Muddle, farm labourerSweet Haws1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusMatilda Muddle, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Buxted, SussexMatilda Muddle
7th Apr 1861CensusElizabeth A Muddle, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth A. Muddle
7th Apr 1861CensusAlfred Muddle, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred Muddle

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Tester, M, Head, married, age 32, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge TesterSweet Haws1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusElizabeth Tester, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Buxted, SussexElizabeth Ann Tester [Pratt]

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Furner, M, Head, married, age 21, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Furner, farm labourerSweet Haws1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusEllen Furner, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Furner [Streeter]
7th Apr 1861CensusAlbert Furner, M, Son, single, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAlbert Furner
7th Apr 1861CensusFredrick R Furner, M, Son, age 6m, born Rotherfield, SussexFrederick Furner

7th Apr 1861CensusHerbert Minns, M, Head, married, age 25, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHerbert Minns, farm labourerSweet Haws1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusCharlotte Minns, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, SussexCharlotte Minns [Holmwood]
7th Apr 1861CensusAlfred Minns, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred Minns
7th Apr 1861CensusEliza G Holmwood, F, Daughter-in-law, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexEliza Georgiana Wigmore Homewood

1867Directory entryMancer Harriet (Mrs.), farmer & shopkeeper, SweethawsSweethawsPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Filtness, M, Head, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Filtness, farm labourerSweethaws1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusSophia Filtness, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, SussexSophia Filtness
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Filtness, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Filtness
2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Filtness, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEdward Filtness
2nd Apr 1871CensusSophia Filtness, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSophia Filtness
2nd Apr 1871CensusPhillip Filtness, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexPhillip Filtness

2nd Apr 1871CensusDaniel Brown, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDaniel BrownSweethaws1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusEmmer Brown, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Rotherfield, SussexEmma Brown [Gilbert]
2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Gilbert, M, Lodger, single, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Gilbert

2nd Apr 1871CensusRichard Mankelow, M, Head, widowed, age 43, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourerRichard Mankellow, farm labourerSweethaws1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusHarriett Mankelow, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperHarriett Mankellow
2nd Apr 1871CensusPhebe Mankelow, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarPhoebe Turner [Mackellow]
2nd Apr 1871CensusEllen Mankelow, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEllen Machellow
2nd Apr 1871CensusNaomi Mankelow, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarNaomi Wicker [Mackellow]
2nd Apr 1871CensusSophia Mankelow, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSophia Mankellow

1874Directory entryMancer Harriet (Mrs.), farmer & shopkeeper, SweethawsSweethawsPost Office Directory

c 1875Sweethaws, Adams, Redbridge & Perrymans, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySweethaws

3rd Apr 1881CensusMr Hemsley, M, Head, age 25Albert Hemsley, labourerSweethaws1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 24Mary Jane Hemsley [Stevens]
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenrietta L. Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 2Henrietta L Hemsley
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 1, born RotherfieldAlice Turner [Hemsley]

3rd Apr 1881CensusPhilip Warnett, M, Head, married, age 32; occupation Farm labourerPhillip WarnettSweethaws1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMrs Warnett, F, Wife, age 30Mrs Warnett

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Neve, M, Head, married, age 30, born Withyham; occupation Farm labourerJames NeveSweethaws1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Neve, F, Wife, married, age 29Mary Neve
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Geo. Neve, M, Son, age 10, born Crowborough; occupation ScholarJames George Neve
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Neve, M, Son, age 8, born Crowborough; occupation ScholarWilliam Neve

3rd Apr 1881CensusAmos Parker, M, Head, married, age 57, born Crowborough; occupation: farm labourerAmos Parker, farm labourerSweethaws1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Parker, F, Wife, married, age 53, born BuxtedMary Jane Parker [Smith]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Parker, M, Son, single, age 20, born Newick; occupation: wheelwright's labourerJesse Parker, wheelwright and carpenter
3rd Apr 1881CensusCarry Parker, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Crowborough, unemployedCaroline Parker

1882Directory entryManger Harriet (Mrs.), farmer & shopkeeper, SweethawsSweethawsKelly's Directory

1886ReflectionsSweet-HawsField and Hedgerow
'Here and there a house stands, as it seems, alone in the world on the Forest Ridge, thousands of acres of heather around, the deep weald underneath - as at Duddleswell, a look-out, as it were, over the earth. Forest Row, where they say the courtiers had their booths in ancient days; Forest Fold, Boar's-head Street, Greenwood Gate - all have a forest sound; and what prettier name could there be than Sweet-Haws? Greybirchet Wood again; Mossbarn, Highbroom, and so on. Outlying woods in every direction are fragments of the forest, you cannot get away from it; and look over whatever gate you will, there is always a view.'
extract from Buckhurst Park written by Richard Jefferies in 1886

5th Apr 1891CensusFredrick Taylor, M, Head, married, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general labourerFrederick James Taylor, general labourerSweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusAlice Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Taylor [Bailey]

5th Apr 1891CensusAmos Parker, M, Head, married, age 67, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAmos Parker, farm labourerSweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Parker, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Buxted, SussexMary Jane Parker [Smith]

5th Apr 1891CensusJesse Parker, M, Head, married, age 30, born Newick, Sussex; occupation: wheelwright and carpenterJesse Parker, wheelwright and carpenterSweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusEmily Parker, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Crowborough, SussexEmily Parker [Izzard]
5th Apr 1891CensusCarry Parker, F, Daughter, age 1, born Crowborough, SussexCarry Parker

5th Apr 1891CensusBenjaman Brazil, M, Head, age 61, born Rye, Sussex, occupation: general labourerBenjaman Brazil, general labourerTent, Sweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Price, M, Head, married, age 35; occupation General LabourerEdward PriceTent, Sweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusFanny Price, F, Wife, married, age 35Fanny Price
5th Apr 1891CensusFrederick Price, M, Son, age 13Frederick Price
5th Apr 1891CensusFanny Price, F, Daughter, age 11Fanny Price
5th Apr 1891CensusJimmy Price, M, Son, age 4Jimmy Price
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Price, M, Son, age 6George Price
5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Price, M, Son, age 7Edward Price
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Smith, M, Brother-in-law, age 35John Smith

5th Apr 1891CensusAuther Bowers, M, Head, married, age 47, born Guildford, Surrey, occupation: general labourerAuther Bowers, general labourerTent, Sweethaws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Bowers, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Maidstone, KentSarah Bowers
5th Apr 1891CensusAuther Bowers, M, Son, age 24, born Petworth, Sussex, occupation: general labourerAuther Bowers
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Bowers, M, Son, age 20, born Brighton, Sussex, occupation: general labourerJohn Bowers
5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Bowers, M, Son, age 17, born Westerham, Kent, occupation: general labourerEdward Bowers
5th Apr 1891CensusRebecca Bowers, M, age 14, born Farnham, SurreyRebecca Bowers
5th Apr 1891CensusEllen Bowers, F, age 11, born Farnham, SurreyEllen Bowers

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry Tasker, M, Head, married, age 62, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Tasker, farm labourerSweet Haws, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusJemima Tasker, F, Wife, married 41 years, age 56, born Rotherfield, SussexJemima Harriett Tasker [Barton]
2nd Apr 1911CensusFlorence Allcorn, F, Niece, single, age 24, born PenshurstFlorence Allcorn

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry Killick, M, Head, married 20 years, age 47, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: charcoal burnerHenry Killick, farm labourerSweet Haws, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusMercy Killick, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Crowborough, SussexMercy Matilda Killick [Manser]
2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry William Killick, M, Son, single, age 18, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: jobbing gardenerHenry William Killick
2nd Apr 1911CensusBlanche Celestone Killick, F, Daughter, age 8, born Crowborough, SussexBlanche Celestone Killick
2nd Apr 1911CensusViolet Ethel Killick, F, Daughter, age 6, born Crowborough, SussexViolet Ethel Killick

2nd Apr 1911CensusOliver Hazelden, M, Head, married, age 44, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: general labourer on golf linksOliver Haizelden, general labourer on golf linksSweet Haws, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusEmily Hazelden, F, Wife, married 17 years, age 38, born Buxted, SussexEmily Hazelden [Duplock]
2nd Apr 1911CensusMaurice Hazelden, M, Son, single, age 14, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: houseboyMaurice Hazelden
2nd Apr 1911CensusNora Hazelden, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Crowborough, SussexNora Hazelden
2nd Apr 1911CensusClement Hazelden, M, Son, single, age 8, born Langton, KentClement Hazelden
2nd Apr 1911CensusElsie Hazelden, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Langton, KentElsie Hazelden
2nd Apr 1911CensusCyril Hazelden, M, Son, single, age 3, born Crowborough, SussexCyril Hazelden

2nd Apr 1911CensusPercy Bedwell, M, Head, married, age 27, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: gardenerPercy Bedwell, gardenerSweet Haws, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusKate Bedwell, F, Wife, married 6 years, age 31, born Crowborough, SussexKate Phoebe Bedwell [Hemsley]
2nd Apr 1911CensusIvy Bedwell, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born Crowborough, SussexIvy Bedwell
2nd Apr 1911CensusViolet Bedwell, F, Daughter, age 3, born Crowborough, SussexViolet Bedwell
2nd Apr 1911CensusJames Bedwell, M, Son, age 7 months, born Crowborough, SussexJames Bedwell

c 1914Cottage Garden with Black CatCottage Garden with Black Cat painted by Florence Emily CarlyleAgainst All Odds by Joan Murray
Oil on canvas: 78.1 x 60.8 cm
Private collection

c 1920SweethawsSweethaws, CrowboroughPrivate collection

c 1920The Cottage, SweethawsThe Cottage, Sweethaws, CrowboroughPrivate collection

c 1920Entrance, The Cottage, SweethawsEntrance, The Cottage, Sweethaws, CrowboroughPrivate collection

c 1920The Housekeeper, The Grange, SweethawsThe Housekeeper, The Grange, Sweethaws, CrowboroughPrivate collection

c 1920The Gardener, The Grange, SweethawsThe Gardener, The Grange, Sweethaws, CrowboroughPrivate collection

c 1920Sweet HawsSweet Haws, Crowborough photographed by A.H. StickellsAmbrose Henry Bensley StickellsPrivate collection

1928Borowe or Manor of Alchorne in 1560Borowe or Manor of Alchorne in 1560 by Mr Chapman and Catherine PulleinSweethawsPullein's Rotherfield

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