|Redbridge Farm Redbridge Lane Crowborough|
Books and other documents
|Published||Title, author and references|
|1933||The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 60|
|11th Aug 1790||Inheritance||Redbridge||Pullein's Rotherfield|
|Extract from John Burges Will:|
"My messuage farms lands tenements hereditaments and real estate I give and devise to my niece Jane Paige (late Bridger but now the wife of Edward Paige of Penshurst, Kent, butcher) for her natural life. My messuage barn and buildings in Rotherfield called Redbridge now in tenure of William Brown (save a certain parcel of wood land called Salterís Wood hereafter given to my nephew Robert Fry of Mayfield, gentleman) after the decease of my said niece Jane Paige I give to my nephew Robert Fry for ever in Trust as soon as conveniently may be after her decease to sell it by public or private sale and with the money arising therefrom pay over and divide among the children now begotten of said Jane and Edward Paige [Provision made for the death of any of such children] Also I give to the said Jane Paige one other messuage barn buildings etc called Highbroom in tenure of William Brown. And also that field of Plainland containing by estimation two and a half acres now laid to and used with Highbroom and heretofore bought by me, with a parcel of wood called Highbeech Wood alias Greenswood and after her decease to nephew Robert Fry in Trust for the said children ..."
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Joseph Field, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation Farmer||Joseph Field, farmer||Red Bridge||1841 Census|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Charlotte Field, F, [Wife], age 22, born Sussex||Charlotte Field [Field] [Dadswell]|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Meriah Field, F, [Daughter], age 4, born Sussex||Maria Field|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Joseph Field, M, [Son], age 1, born Sussex||Joseph Field, farm labourer|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||William Field, M, [Son], age 3 weeks, born Sussex||William Field|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||James Field, M, age 22, born Sussex; occupation Servant||James Field|
|6th Jun 1841||Census||Ann Maynard, F, age 14, born Sussex; occupation Servant||Ann Maynard|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Head; occupation Farmer||Robert Cane||Redbridge Farm||1851 Census|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Wife||Elizabeth Cane|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Servant; occupation Farm labourer||Jesse Hoath, farm labourer|
|30th Mar 1851||Census||Servant; occupation Farm labourer||Johnathan Guy|
|c 1875||Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance Survey||Redbridge|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Peter Brown, M, Head, married, age 42, born Buxted; occupation Cowkeeper||Peter Brown||Redbridge||1881 Census|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Caroline Brown, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Heathfield||Caroline Brown|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Alice Brown, F, Daughter, age 9, born Buxted; occupation Scholar||Alice Rebecca Brown|
|3rd Apr 1881||Census||Charles Lade, M, Lodger, single, age 20, born Frant; occupation Carter||Charles Lade|
There were farm-houses at High Broom and at Redbridge, both claiming to be of very old date, but the present buildings have been either extensively repaired, so as to leave little of the old building remaining, or have been altogether rebuilt.
For many years the only place of worship at Crowborough was the chapel built by Sir H. Fermor, Bart. The Nonconformist chapels were built long after, the oldest being the one on the Lye Green Road, close to, but not in Crowborough parish, known as Forest Fold, which has been in existence between sixty and seventy years. Before the present building was erected, Worship was performed in a barn.
The shop first established in the parish was on Chapel Green, in the building opposite to Mr. Turk's present grocery store. Here might be had a little drapery and grocery, but the stock and variety were very limited.
The shops at the Cross were established long after, within the memory of persons now living.
Carriers brought from Lewes and London the little that was required for the small community.
A coach passed over the Beacon Hill in its journey from Brighton to London, via Tunbridge Wells. Another coach ran over the Duddleswell Road and Church Hill, past the Five Hundred Acres, from Brighton through Uckfield, Maresfield, and Tunbridge Wells to London.
The postal arrangements of the period would be intolerable to us now. The nearest post office was at Rotherfield, and letters were not delivered, but were retained at the office till applied for.
The postage, which was paid by the claimant, was never under 1s. 2d. Mr. Howis, who lived at the Warren, always sent for his letters to Forest Row, a distance of seven miles or more. Probably the postal service to that place was more frequent and regular than at Rotherfield.
There was but one turnpike at Crowborough, and that was placed a little beyond the Crow and Gate Inn. It was done away with about sixteen or seventeen years ago.
Few, if any, of the people of the place had learned to read or write, there being no opportunity of getting instruction until after the Fermor School was established in 1734, and then only a limited number of children could be received into the school. Neither were there any churches or chapels nearer than Rotherfield. A few of the farmers attended at Rotherfield Church, but none of the labouring population ever thought of entering a place of worship. Even after the Fermor Chapel was built very few persons attended it.
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Caroline Booker, F, Head, single, age 47, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Farmer||Caroline Booker||Red Bridge||1891 Census|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Ephriam Booker, M, Son, single, age 21, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Farm Labourer||Ephriam Booker|
|5th Apr 1891||Census||Charles Booker, M, Uncle, widowed, age 57, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation Farm Labourer||Charles Booker|
|1928||Borowe or Manor of Alchorne in 1560 by Mr Chapman and Catherine Pullein||Redbridge Farm||Pullein's Rotherfield|