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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 349
1932Historic Houses of Sussex - Bassetts Manor, Hartfield by Viscountess Wolseley ⇒ p. 622

Historical records

1265HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
Bassetts is probably associated with Gilbert Bassett - one of 12 jurymen of the hundred of "Hartefued"

1296HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
Nicholas Bassett pays a subsidy of 5s 9 1/4d

1327HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
Johe Bassett, senior pays a subsidy of 1s

1332HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
Johe Bassett, senior pays a subsidy of 1s 1d and Johe Bassett, junior pays a subsidy of 1s

1372HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
John Basset has land at "Hertefeld"

1545HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
"Manor of Bassetts and tenements in Hartfield and Est Grenysted settled after the decease of Mary Shelley"

1590 to 1598HistoryBassettsSutton's Historical Notes
This [The Parish of Withyham] was an extensive manor. In a survey (32-40 Elizabeth) it includes the knoll by the church, extending from Withyham towards Summerford, between the road on the one side and the river on the other, to the Manor of Fiskeridge; afterwards by Hale Farm, Blackham Common (now enclosed), Willets Farm, bounded by the Kent Water; along by Holywych, the Sussex House Farm, Holtye Common, extending a little way into the Parish of East Grinstead on the right, over to the Beeches Farm and Bassetts, towards Hartfield and to Hodore.

1597FreeholderJohn AverieBassettsBuckhurst Terrier
The heirs of John Averie hold by deed tenement called Bassetts with a wood before his door called Little Ayland, and certain lands called Sims feild, Chart feild, Birch feild, and Welfeild, Redden together with a meadow, in all 50 acres, bounds:
  • Lord Buckhurst’s manor of Bolebrook to the East
  • the river from Francis Averies milne to Bolebrook Bridge to the South
  • Lord Buckhurst’s Bentes, late of John Woody to the West
  • the said heirs’ Broomeland to the North
Rent 12s. 8d.

1619HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
The Manor of Bassetts passed from John Alfrey to Richard, Earl of Dorset

1650HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
John Cresswell and John Howell acquire Bassetts

1661HistoryBassetts FarmWolseley's Bassetts
John Thornicroft acquires Bassetts

c 1795Holty Common, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBassetts

c 1825Holty Common, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBassetts Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Burfoot, M, Head, age 42; occupation: farmerRichard Burfoot, farmerBassetts1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Burfoot, F, [Wife], age 37Elizabeth Burfoot [Harris]
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Burfoot, F, [Daughter], age 18Elizabeth Burfoot
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Chittons, F, age 12, occupation: servantElizabeth Chittons
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Setford, M, age 21; occupation ServantWilliam Setford
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Turner, M, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation ServantWilliam Turner

6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Slater, F, Head, age 70 to 74, born SussexElizabeth SlaterBassetts Cottages1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusEliza Slater, F, [Relation], age 13, born SussexEliza Slater

1851Burfoot, RichardRichard Burfoot, farmerBasset's FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bailey, farm labourerLittle Bassetts1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Bailey [Baldwin]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: pauperElizabeth Bailey
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarGeorge Bailey
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarEliza Jarvis [Bailey]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarSarah Card [Bailey]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarJames Bailey
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterMary Sands [Bailey]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterHarriet Bailey

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 7 people; occupation: farmerRichard Burfoot, farmerBassetts1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Burfoot [Harris]
30th Mar 1851CensusServantHarriett Paine
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Turner
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm ServantHenry Tester

1867Directory entryBurfoot Richard, farmer, Bassett's farmBassett's farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Bolebrook, North of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBassetts Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Baines, M, Head, married, age 56, born Upper Beeding, employs 3 men, occupation: farmerThomas Baines, farmerBassetts Farm House1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Baines, F, Wife, married, age 59, born East GrinsteadJane Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Baines, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born WorthSarah Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Baines, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Upper BeedingJane Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Baines, M, Son, single, age 22, born LondonWilliam Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Pevitt, M, Nephew, single, age 8, born Worth; occupation ScholarGeorge Pevitt
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Card, M, Servant, single, age 34, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerThomas Card
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Taylor, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Hartfield; occupation Farm labourerHenry Taylor

1882Directory entryBaines Thomas, farmer, Bassett's farmBassett's farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Baines, M, Head, married, age 68, born East Grinstead, Sussex, occupation: farmerThomas Baines, farmerBassetts1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusJane A Baines, F, Wife, married, age 67, born East Grinstead, SussexJane A Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah A Baines, F, Daughter, married, age 36, born Newdigate, SurreySarah A Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusJane H Baines, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Newdigate, SurreyJane H Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Baines, M, Grandson, single, age 18, born Lingfield, Surrey, occupation: farm servantGeorge Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Garland, M, Servant, single, age 27, born N/K; occupation: farm servantJohn Garland

5th Apr 1891CensusDavid Thornton, M, Head, single, age 43, born Oxted, Surrey; occupation: Farm labourerDavid ThorntonBassetts Rail Van1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Taylor, M, Head, married, age 53, born Brockham, Surrey; occupation: Farm labourerWilliam TaylorBassetts Railway Van1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusHarriett Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Dorking, SurreyHarriett Taylor
5th Apr 1891CensusAlbert T Taylor, M, Son, single, age 14, born Dorking, SurreyAlbert T Taylor

c 1899Bolebroke and Bassett's Farm, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBassets Farm

1932Bassetts ManorBassetts Manor, HartfieldWolseley's Bassetts

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