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1997The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 by Professor Brian Short ⇒ Notebook extract

Places in Highgate
Ashdown Cottage
Ballards Farm
Greenhall
Ivy Cottage
Parkside Cottage
Poplar Cottage
Royal Oak Public House
Shalesbrook [Shelves Brook]
The Priory [als Clay Pits]
Tompset's [als Thommas's] Bank
Turnpike Gate
Warren Side
Historical records

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

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Inkpin, M, Head, age 67, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Inkpin, farm labourerHeigate1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Inkpin, F, [Wife], age 60 to 64, born SussexElizabeth Inkpin

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Comber, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerJohn Comber, farm labourerHeigate1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusRuth Comber, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born Sussex, occupation: servantRuth Comber [Inkpin]
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Pellett, M, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerEdward Pellett

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Blackstone, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation MasonJohn BlackstoneHeigate1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMartha Blackstone, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexMartha Blackstone [Mills]
6th Jun 1841CensusMartha Blackstone, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexMartha Blackstone

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Morris, M, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation: stone masonWilliam Morris, stone masonHeigate1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Welfare, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation BricklayerJohn WelfareHeigate1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Welfare, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexMary Welfare [Moris]
6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Welfare, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexHannah Welfare
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Welfare, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexJohn Welfare

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Wren, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerWilliam WrenHeigate1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Waite, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: shoe maker journeymanWilliam Godfrey WaiteHeigate1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusKezia Waite, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexKeziah Waite [Tester]
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Waite, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexMary Waite

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Morris, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: shoemakerJohn Morris, shoemakerHeigate1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Morris, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexHannah Morris [Mantelo]
6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Morris, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexHenry Morris
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Morris, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexMary Morris
6th Jun 1841CensusEbenezer Morris, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexEbenezer Morris, grocer and draper and subpostmaster
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Morris, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexWilliam Morris
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Morris, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexJohn Morris, builder
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Morris, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexJames Morris, grocer and draper
6th Jun 1841CensusCharles Morris, M, [Son], age 4 months, born SussexCharles Morris, journeyman grocer
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Streeter, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: shoe maker's apprenticeJohn Streater

6th Jun 1841CensusMatthias Wren, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation HigglerMatthias WrenHeigate1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Wren, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexMary Wren [Mitchell]
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Wren, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexThomas Wren
6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Wren, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexWilliam Wren
6th Jun 1841CensusFrederick Wren, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexHenry Wren
6th Jun 1841CensusEsther Wren, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexEsther Wren
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Wren, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexMary Anne Wren

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Woolgar, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJohn WoolgarHeigate1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusJane Parker, F, [Lodger], age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: servantJane Parker
6th Jun 1841CensusMargarett Parker, F, [Lodger's daughter], age 7, born SussexMargarett Parker

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Jenner, farm labourerHigh Gate1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeAnn Jenner
30th Mar 1851CensusNiece; occupation: house servantEliza Jenner

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Edwards, farm labourerHigh Gate1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusLodger; occupation Bricklayer's labourerGeorge Noyes

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEdward Inkpin, farm labourerHigh Gate1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Inkpin
30th Mar 1851CensusSon-in-law, occupation: farm labourerJohn Comber, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterRuth Comber [Inkpin]
30th Mar 1851CensusLodger; occupation CHELSEA PENSIONEREdward Pallett

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: stone masonJohn BlackstoneHigh Gate1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMartha Blackstone [Mills]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterMartha Blackstone
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter, occupation: scholarCaroline Blackstone
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter, occupation: scholarAnn Blackstone
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter, occupation: scholarAnn Blackstone

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn HeaverHigh Gate1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Heaver [Langridge]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: house servantAnn Heaver
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarLydia Heaver
30th Mar 1851CensusSonBenjamin Heaver
30th Mar 1851CensusSonJames Heaver
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-daughterMary Ann Heaver

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; employs 2 people; occupation: hoop benderRichard Budgen, hoop benderHigh Gate1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusLodger; occupation: hoop benderJames Henley, farmer
30th Mar 1851CensusLodger; occupation: house servantElluice Henley

1874Directory entryBlackstone John, carpenter, HighgateHighgatePost Office Directory

1874Directory entryCard Abraham, beer retailer, HighgateHighgatePost Office Directory

1878RecollectionsJohn BlackstoneHigh GateAshdown 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:

Blackstone, John. Living at High Gate near Kidbrook. Has lived there all his life. Aged 79. Has worked Honeywell and Greenhall quarries near Wych Cross on the Forest, and his Father before him.

......


1878RecollectionsSusanna Riste [Nicholas]High GateAshdown 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:

Rice, Susannah. Infirm. Living with John Blackstone at High Gate. Widow. Age 78 next birthday. Husband John is dead.

We went about 43 years ago [and] took a house and 4 acres on the Forest (no name) belonging to Plaw Hatch, Mr. Blunt's property, opposite Leggs Heath. Lived there 10 years. Turned out our cows and sheep and cut brakes and litter and `scrub' (underwood) for the fuel all the time and paid nothing. Also turf for fuel. Used to buy straw for thatching or take rushes from the gills on the Forest.

Then we moved to a house and 6 acres called the `Goat', formerly a beer house. This was on the Twyford estate. Lived there 27 years.

.......


3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Clement Philpotts, M, Head, married, age 37, born Bolney; occupation Journeyman MillerCharles Clement PhilpottsHighgate1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Philpotts, F, Wife, married, age 39, born MaresfieldFanny Philpotts
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnnie Philpotts, F, Daughter, age 12, born Forest Row; occupation ScholarAnnie Philpotts
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice M. Philpotts, F, Daughter, age 10, born Forest Row; occupation ScholarAlice M. Philpotts
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Philpotts, M, Son, age 8, born Forest Row; occupation ScholarCharles Philpotts
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred E. Philpotts, M, Son, age 5, born Forest Row; occupation ScholarAlfred E. Philpotts
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny E. Philpotts, F, Daughter, age 3, born Forest RowFanny E. Philpotts

3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Welfare, F, Head, widowed, age 57, born Wales; occupation No OccupationMary Welfare [Williams]Highgate1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSpencer Welfare, M, Son, single, age 26, born Forest Row; occupation Bricklayer's labourerSpencer Welfare
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Welfare, M, Son, single, age 19, born Forest Row; occupation LabourerGeorge Welfare
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarry Welfare, M, Son, single, age 15, born Forest Row; occupation LabourerHarry M. Welfare
3rd Apr 1881CensusOlive Welfare, F, Daughter, age 12, born Forest Row; occupation ScholarOlive Welfare
3rd Apr 1881CensusSelina Welfare, F, Granddaughter, age 10, born Forest Row; occupation ScholarSelina Hanlon Welfare
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Edwards, M, Boarder, single, age 29, born Forest Row; occupation: labourerJohn Edwards

3rd Apr 1881CensusEliha Card, M, Head, married, age 32, born Forest Row; occupation: labourerElisha (Cushman) Card, labourerHighgate1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Card, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Penshurst, KentJane Card
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Card, M, Nephew, age 9, born Forest Row; occupation: scholarCharles Reginald Card
3rd Apr 1881CensusBenjamin Streeter, M, Lodger, single, age 44, born Fletching; occupation: labourerBenjamin Streeter, labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Francis, M, Head, married, age 56, born Fletching; occupation: stone cutterJohn FrancisHighgate1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusRebecca Francis, F, Wife, married, age 53, born FletchingRebecca Francis
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnnie Francis, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born West Hoathly; occupation: no occupationAnnie Francis
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Francis, M, Son, single, age 13, born West Hoathly; occupation: no occupationWilliam Francis

3rd Apr 1881CensusBenjamin Huggett, M, Head, widowed, age 76, born East Grinstead; occupation: grocer and farmerBenjamin Huggett, draperHighgate1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusIsaac Waters, M, Son In Law, married, age 37, born Forest Row; occupation CarpenterIsaac Waters
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Waters, F, Daughter, married, age 39, born East GrinsteadElizabeth Waters [Huggett]
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry J. Waters, M, Grandson, age 9, born Forest Row; occupation ScholarHenry J. Waters
3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur Waters, M, Grandson, age 7, born Forest Row; occupation ScholarArthur Waters

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Blackstone, M, Head, married, age 80, born Forest Row, occupation: farmerJohn BlackstoneHighgate1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha Blackstone, F, Wife, married, age 71, born WithyhamMartha Blackstone [Mills]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Blackstone, F, Granddaughter, single, age 13, born Forest Row, occupation: no occupationEllen Blackstone
3rd Apr 1881CensusSusan Rice, F, Lodger, widowed, age 78, born Worth; occupation No OccupationSusanna Riste [Nicholas]
3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur Upton, M, Lodger, single, age 21, born Forest Row; occupation LabourerArthur Upton

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Budgen, M, Head, married, age 58, born Buxted; occupation: hoopmakerJames Budgen, hoopmakerHighgate1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Budgen, F, Wife, married, age 58, born NuthurstSarah Budgen
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Budgen, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Forest Row; occupation: domestic servantSarah Budgen
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Friend, F, Reputed Daughter, single, age 38, born West Hoathly; occupation: domestic servantMary Friend

1882Directory entryBlackstone John, carpenter, HighgateHighgateKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryCard Abraham, broom maker, HighgateHighgateKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryLuxford Job, bricklayer, HighgateHighgateKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryTaylor Geo. & Chas., builders, HighgateHighgateKelly's Directory

c 1899Highgate and Kidbrooke, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyHighgate

1907Thomsetts BankThomsetts Bank, Ashdown ForestHighgatePrivate collection

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