The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 14

Places in Cottage Hill
Bricklayers Arms
Cottage Bank
Cottage Farm
Cottage Hill, No 1
Cottage Hill, No 2
Cottage Hill, No 3
Cottage Hill, No 4
Cottage Hill, No 5
Primrose Villa
Historical records

2nd Apr 1871CensusJane Dadswell, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: annuitantJane SaxbyCottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusAlfred Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Thomas Dadswell, farm labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusAmos Wickens, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAmos Wickens, farm labourerCottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusEllen Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Wickens [Norman]
2nd Apr 1871CensusCharles Wickens, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexCharles Frederick Wickens
2nd Apr 1871CensusAlice C Wickens, F, Daughter, age 6w, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Charlotte Wickens
2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas Ballard Cass, M, Boarder, age 4, born Mayfield, SussexWalter Frederick Wickens
2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas Ballard Cass, M, Boarder, age 4, born Mayfield, SussexThomas Ballard Cass

2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Moon, M, Head, married, age 48, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge MoonCottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusEllen Moon, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Buxted, SussexEleanor Margaret Moon [Smith]
2nd Apr 1871CensusRichard Phillips, M, Nephew, age 14, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarRichard Phillips
2nd Apr 1871CensusChristina E Hemsley, F, Niece, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexChristina Ellen Hemsley

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Martin, M, Head, married, age 49, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Martin, farmerRother Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusHarriett Martin, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Hartfield, SussexHarriet Martin
2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Martin, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Martin
2nd Apr 1871CensusElizabeth Martin, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Martin

2nd Apr 1871CensusSamuel Payne, M, Head, widowed, age 79, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Payne, farm labourerRother Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusCharity Payne, F, Daughter, single, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperCharity Paine

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Harman, M, Head, married, age 42, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: builder employing 8 men and 3 boysJohn Harman, bricklayerCottage Hill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusRhoda Harman, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Rotherfield, SussexRhoda Harman [Martin]
2nd Apr 1871CensusFrank Harman, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer journeymanFrank Harman, beerhouse keeper
2nd Apr 1871CensusSarah Harman, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Ann Walter [Harman]
2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Harman, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer journeymanJohn Harman, bricklayer
2nd Apr 1871CensusSamuel Harman, M, Son, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSamuel Harman, carpenter
2nd Apr 1871CensusWalter Harman, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWalter William Harman, beerhouse keeper and carpenter
2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Harman, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge Harman, farm labourer
2nd Apr 1871CensusRhoda Harman, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarRhoda Harriett Harman
2nd Apr 1871CensusMaria Harman, F, Daughter, age 7m, born Rotherfield, SussexAnn Maria Harman

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Hammond, M, Head, married, age 42, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: carrierWilliam Hammond, carrierCottage Hill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusElizabeth Hammond, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Mayfield, SussexElizabeth Hammond
2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Hammond, M, Son, single, age 24, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourerEdward Hammond
2nd Apr 1871CensusElizabeth Hammond, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Mayfield, SussexElizabeth Hammond
2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Hammond, M, Son, single, age 18, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Hammond
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Ann Hammond, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Mayfield, SussexMary Ann Hammond
2nd Apr 1871CensusJethro I Hammond, M, Son, age 12, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJethro I. Hammond
2nd Apr 1871CensusEbenezer Hammond, M, Son, age 10, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEbenezer Hammond
2nd Apr 1871CensusMercy Hammond, F, Daughter, age 7, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMercy Hammond
2nd Apr 1871CensusHannah Hammond, F, Daughter, age 6, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHannah Hammond
2nd Apr 1871CensusJacob Hammond, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexJacob Hammond
2nd Apr 1871CensusRuth Hammond, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexRuth Hammond

2nd Apr 1871CensusCharles Harman, M, Head, married, age 44, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer journeymanCharles Harman, bricklayerCottage Hill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusJane Harman, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Warbleton, SussexJane Harman [Head]
2nd Apr 1871CensusEmily Harman, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Jane Martin [Harman]
2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Harman, M, Son, age 14, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourerGeorge Harman, farm labourer
2nd Apr 1871CensusIrune Harman, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHiram Henry Harman, farm labourer
2nd Apr 1871CensusHennerrata Harman, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHenrietta Harriett Harman
2nd Apr 1871CensusRosanaah Harman, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarRosanna Leah Walls [Harman]
2nd Apr 1871CensusJane Harman, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexJane Ann Harman

2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Norman, F, Head, widowed, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's widow (almswoman)Mary Norman, farm labourer's widowCottage Hill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusTrayton Norman, M, Son, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer journeymanTrayton Norman
2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas Norman, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Norman
2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge H Norman, M, Son, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge H. Norman
2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn H Norman, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn H. Norman
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary J Norman, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary J. Norman

2nd Apr 1871CensusAnn Harman, F, Head, widowed, age 53, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's widow (almswoman)Ann Harman [Martin]Cottage Hill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Harman, M, Son, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Harman, bricklayer
2nd Apr 1871CensusKate Harman, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarKate Bellingham [Harman]
2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Martin, M, Brother, widowed, age 57, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Martin, farm labourer

c 1875Catts Corner, Town Row, Horse Grove & Cottage Hill, Rotherfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyCottage Hill

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Fry, M, Head, married, age 62, born Rotherfield; occupation: brick and tile makerWilliam Fry, farm labourerCottage Hill Cottage1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Fry, F, Wife, married, age 61, born RotherfieldEliza Fry [Miles]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Miles, M, Boarder, widowed, age 82, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Miles, farm labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam T. Bruce, M, Head, married, age 23, born Rotherfield, employs 1 boy, occupation: farmerWilliam T. Bruce, farmerCottage Hill Farm House1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Bruce, F, Wife, married, age 26, born MayfieldEmily Bruce
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Bruce, M, Son, age 1, born RotherfieldWilliam Bruce
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Weston, M, Servant, single, age 15, born RotherfieldGeorge Weston, farm labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth A. Gilligan, F, Wife (Head), married, age 27, born Lancashire; occupation: laundressElizabeth A. GilliganCottage Hill Cottage1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam E.A. Gilligan, M, Son, age 4, born Ireland; occupation: scholarWilliam E.A. Gilligan

5th Apr 1891CensusRichard Markwick, M, Head, widowed, age 47, born Hadlow Down, Sussex; occupation: tailorRichard Markwick [Packham], beerhouse keeperCottage Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusClara Markwick, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperClara Elizabeth Packham
5th Apr 1891CensusHarry Markwick, M, Son, age 16, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Henry (Harry) Packham
5th Apr 1891CensusRichard Markwick, M, Son, age 14, born Buxted, SussexRichard Marwick
5th Apr 1891CensusArthur Markwick, M, Son, age 13, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarArthur Marwick
5th Apr 1891CensusRosey Markwick, F, Daughter, age 9, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarRose Marwick
5th Apr 1891CensusMontague Markwick, F, Daughter, age 6, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarMontague Marwick

5th Apr 1891CensusEbezener Mankelow, M, Head, married, age 50, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: general labourerEbenezer John Manktelow, farm labourerCottage Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusJemina Mankelow, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: laundressJemima Manktelow [Moon]
5th Apr 1891CensusFanny Mankelow, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Ticehurst, SussexFanny Doris Hall [Mankellow]
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Mankelow, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: grocer's porterGeorge William Manktelow, postman
5th Apr 1891CensusJabez Mankelow, M, Son, single, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJabez Manktelow
5th Apr 1891CensusErnest Mankelow, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarErnest Mankelow
5th Apr 1891CensusWalter Coombes, M, Grandson, age 3, born Three Bridges, SussexWalter Coombes

5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Baldock, M, Head, married, age 71, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Carpenter and FarmerCharles Baldock, carpenterCottage Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Baldock, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Baldock
5th Apr 1891CensusJames R Baldock, M, Son, single, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Carpenter and FarmerJames R. Baldock
5th Apr 1891CensusBenjamin Baldock, M, Son, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Carpenter and FarmerBenjamin Baldock
5th Apr 1891CensusSamuel Baldock, M, Son, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ShoemakerSamuel Baldock
5th Apr 1891CensusMary A Baldock, F, Granddaughter, age 22, born Rotherfield, SussexMary A Baldock

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Browning, M, Head, married, age 38, born Enfield, Sussex, occupation: jobbing gardenerHenry Browning, jobbing gardenerCottage Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Browning, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Whitnash, Warwickshire, occupation: laundressElizabeth Browning
5th Apr 1891CensusMaud Mary Browning, F, Daughter, age 11, born Wigan, Lancashire, occupation: scholarMaud Mary Browning
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Henry Browning, M, Son, age 10, born Enfield, Sussex, occupation: scholarWilliam Henry Browning
5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred James Browning, M, Son, age 8, born Brighton, Sussex, occupation: scholarAlfred James Browning
5th Apr 1891CensusArthur John Browning, M, Son, age 7, born Aldrington, Sussex, occupation: scholarArthur John Browning
5th Apr 1891CensusFlorence Browning, F, Daughter, age 5, born Brighton, Sussex, occupation: scholarFlorence Browning
5th Apr 1891CensusRose Browning, F, Daughter, age 3, born Wadhurst, SussexRose Browning

5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Streeter, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: gardenerAlfred Streeter, gardenerCottage Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Streeter, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: gardenerAlfred Streeter, gardenerCottage Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusRhoda Streeter, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Ringmer, SussexRhoda Streeter [Upton]
5th Apr 1891CensusRhoda Streeter, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Ringmer, SussexRosa (Rhoda) Streeter [Wickens] [Herrington]
5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Streeter, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlfred Henry Thomas Streeter
5th Apr 1891CensusAlbert Streeter, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlbert Edward Streeter
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Streeter, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Rhoda Streeter

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Cole, M, Head, married, age 47, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: general labourerGeorge Cole, farm labourerCottage Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusAlice Cole, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Crowborough, SussexAlice Cole [Peerless]
5th Apr 1891CensusPhiladelphia Cole, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarPhiladelphia Cole
5th Apr 1891CensusEllen Elizabeth Cole, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEllen Elizabeth Cole
5th Apr 1891CensusHenry George Cole, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexHenry George Cole
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Cole, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexJohn Cole
5th Apr 1891CensusEva Cole, F, Daughter, age 1 month, born Rotherfield, SussexEva Cole

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Callow, M, Head, married, age 49, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general labourerHenry Callow, brick and tile makerCottage Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusJane Callow, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Rotherfield, SussexGeorgina Jane Callow [Chewter]
5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Callow, M, Son, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: grocer's assistantEdward Henry Callow

5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Beal, F, Head, single, age 53, born Mayfield, Sussex, occupation: charwomanElizabeth BealeCottage Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Harman, M, Head, married, age 62, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation FarmerJohn Harman, bricklayerCottage Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusRhoda Harman, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Rotherfield, SussexRhoda Harman [Martin]
5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Harman, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred James Harman

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Harman, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayerJohn Harman, bricklayerCottage Hill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Harman, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Aldborough, YorkshireMary Harman [Benson]
5th Apr 1891CensusLouisa Maria Harman, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexLouisa Maria Harman
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Francis Harman, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Francis Harman
5th Apr 1891CensusArthur Henry Harman, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarArthur Henry Harman
5th Apr 1891CensusErnest Edward Harman, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexErnest Edward Harman
5th Apr 1891CensusCecil Bernard Harman, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexCecil Bernard Harman
5th Apr 1891CensusLeonard G Harman, M, Son, age 1 month, born Rotherfield, SussexLeonard George Harman

c 1899Sheriffs Lane, Rotherfield - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyCottage Hill

3rd Jun 1899BirthCyril James HarmanCottage HillFred Harman

1905Rotherfield from Cottage HillRotherfield from Cottage HillCottage HillPrivate collection

24th Nov 1906DeathHenry Callow, brick and tile makerCottage HillLinda Callow's records

7th Aug 1907DeathGeorgina Jane Callow [Chewter]Cottage HillLinda Callow's records

1909View from Cottage HillView from Cottage Hill, RotherfieldCottage HillBill Chewter's records

2001TodayCottage Hill

Nov 2003Contributed byFredHarmanCottage HillFred Harman

John Harman was the second son of John and Rhoda Harman and followed the family tradition being named John. He was born at Cottage Hill on 16th January 1853 and baptised on the 6th March 1853. John Harman married Mary Benson at St Denys on the 24th July 1874. Mary Benson was born 28th April 1854 at Aldenborough, Yorkshire. Her father Francis was a groom and bailiff of Woodleigh, Withyham in 1874. Her mothers name was Hannah (nee Sinclair) Benson and her sister Helen Benson was one of the witness's at the wedding.

John sang in the choir for over fifty years at St. Denys church.

In the 1881 and 1891 census, John and his family lived at Primrose Villa, Cottage Hill.

After the death of his wife Mary on February 1st 1910, John went into business with his daughter Ella &her husband George Harman his nephew. In later life, John lived next door to George and Ella being looked after by Louisa Maria his eldest daughter.

John died on the 1st Jan 1931 and was buried on the 5th Jan 1931.


Nov 2003Contributed byFredHarmanCottage HillFred Harman

John Francis was born on the 25th Mar 1879 at Rotherfield and was christened at Saint Denys on the 11th May 1879.

At the age of 18 he run away from home to Portsmouth and joined the Royal Marines artillery at Eastney on the 26th November 1897 for a period of four years. It was here that john learnt to swim and gained his swimming certificate on the 17th June 1895. After serving this time he was discharged on 10th September 1902. John's description of himself by the Royal Marine certification is given as a height of five feet and eight inches with fresh complexion and brown eyes and hair, with two scars on his left fore finger.

John returned to civilian life as a painter and then as a postman in 1902. In the following year John Francis married Mary Helen Weller on the 2nd May 1903 at Saint Denys church. On the 17th Oct 1903 his and Mary's first son was born named Frank Jabaz. This followed by a second child a girl named Edith Louisa born on 11th Jan 1905, with the last child another girl born Helen Millicent on the 16th Mar 1906.

In 1914 John Francis was a naval reserve so he and a fellow worker in the post office were the first men to leave the village. They joined their ships on the Sunday before war was actually declared, and everyone said they would be back home in less than six months. In the battle of the Heligoland Bight battle German ships were sunk and John Francis was eventually paid prize monies for the sinking of the German ships. This was the princely sum of £7 1s &8 pence. This was in 1922. During his time in the Marines he served on His Majesties Ships Devastation, Hood, Bacchanti, and Columbine at Cromatry.

With the end of the war John Francis remained in the Marines until his final discharge in 1922 on the 4th of April. He had served in the Marines a total of a total of twelve years. By then his eldest child Frank was age 19 with Helen the youngest girl age 16. John was now aged 43, and undertook again his job as a postman. Again.

It would appear that John Francis Harman lived at his grandfather John's house after his death. For this address no 1 Cottage Hill was given as his address in the royal marine records after his marriage to Mary Helen Weller. This would have been next to his father John living at no 2 Cottage Hill.

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