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PublishedTitle, author and references
1810Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Paul Amsinck and Letitia Byrnep. 78
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 164
1832Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells and the Calverley Estate by John Britton, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 140
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume I. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 212
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 338
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 93
1909Bolebroke House by W.D. Scullp. 32
1927The Sussex Highlands ⇒ p. 35
1932Historic Houses of Sussex - Bolebroke by Viscountess Wolseley ⇒ p. 343

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1597Leaseholder (at will)Robert Sackville, 2nd Earl of DorsetBolebrookeBuckhurst Terrier
Robert Sackvill Esq. holds at will the manor house and demeanes of Bolebrooke, the tenement late Richard Saxbies, and a parcel of meadow called Joskins mead, 4 acres, viz. the house and park, Conieborough feild and Croft, Paines feilds, Shacketts feilds, Buttercroft, The Ridgey Croft, the Rye feild, Homegrove Wood and feild, Homegrove crofts, and Mead, Horsemead, Joskins feild, Bornemead, Mill meadow, waste ground, Wetland feild and meadow, Watsons Mead, Northland and Smaleland, Joskins mead, Watermilne, millpond and ground about the same; in all 475 acres, viz, meadow 87 acres, pasture 266 acres, arable 90 acres, wood 31 acres
Rent £99

c 1597Fiskeridge, The Manor of Buckhurst - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierBolebrooke

1610[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John Norden and augmented by John SpeedBolbrokJohn Speed
The first engraved maps of the counties of Great Britain were the work of Christopher Saxton who, under the authority of the Privy Council, surveyed the English counties in Elizabethan times, from 1574 to 1578. In 1593 he was followed by John Norden who projected an ambitious scheme for a complete series of county histories. He published before his death a number of counties - Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex, Northampton, Cornwall, Sussex and Surrey. John Speed's map of Sussex is based upon Norden's map and was engraved by Jodocus Hondius. It occupies pages nine and ten of John Speed's Atlas entitled "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", is 20 1/4 inches by 15 1/4 inches in size and shows additionally an interesting plan of Chichester and a spirited representation of the Battle of Hastings.

1645[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Jan BlaeuBolbrokJan Blaeu

1695[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Robert MordenBolbrookRobert Morden
Robert Morden was a London bookseller from 1669 until his death in 1703. He specialised in the geographical field and was himself something of a cartographer and a publisher. Throughout the 17th and most of the 18th centuries, there was little distinction between the activity of book or print-selling and that of publishing: many booksellers were also printers or engravers. They undertook the sale of each others' work and often combined to meet the high cost of publishing a new map or reissue of an old atlas, even if the original plates were still available. This map was published in Brittania: a chorographical description of Great Britain and Ireland by William Camden.

1714Occupation TenantJohn MedhurstBolebrook FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1714Occupation TenantJohn YoungBolebrook FarmSutton's Historical Notes

c 1724Forest Row and Hartfield, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenBowlbrook

1740Occupation TenantJ. MedhurstBolebrook FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1750SussexSussex by Thomas KitchinBolbrookThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.

1763A New Map of [North] SussexA New Map of [North] Sussex by Thomas KitchinBowl brookThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.

1777Occupation TenantW. WoodhamBolebrook FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1782BolebrokeBolebroke, Hartfield by Samuel Hieronymus GrimmSamuel Hieronymus Grimm, topographical artistThe Burrell Collection

c 1795Blackham, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBowlbrook Farm

1809The Gateway of BolebrookThe Gateway of Bolebrook, HartfieldThe Gateway of Bolebrook, 1809

1809BolebrokeBolebroke, Hartfield by Paul Amsinck & engraved by Letitia ByrneLetitia ByrneAmsinck's Tunbridge Wells

1824BolebrookBolebrook, Hartfield by J. Clifford, Tunbridge WellsGuide of Tunbridge Wells

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

1840[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Joshua Archer, Pentonville, LondonBolebrookDugdale
Dugdale's England and Wales Delineated

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Everest, M, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Everest, farm labourerDoghouse1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Everest, F, [Wife], age 65 to 69, born SussexElizabeth Everest [Ledlow]
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriett Everest, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexHarriett Everest
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Ludlo, F, age 69, born SussexSarah Ludlo

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Kember, M, Head, age 25 to 29; occupation: farm labourerRichard KemberBolebrook, Porters Lodge1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Kember, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexHannah Kember
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Kember, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexJohn Kember
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Kember, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexThomas Kember

6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Payne, F, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation IndependentSarah Payne [Martin]Bolebrook1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Payne, M, [Son], age 21, born Sussex; occupation FarmerJohn Payne
6th Jun 1841CensusAnne Payne, F, [Daughter], age 18, born SussexAnn Payne
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Payne, F, [Daughter], age 15, born SussexSarah Payne
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Payne, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexEdward Payne
6th Jun 1841CensusEllen Payne, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexEllen Payne
6th Jun 1841CensusJane Arnot, F, age 20 to 24Jane Arnot
6th Jun 1841CensusLucy Akehurst, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantLucy Akehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Daniel, F, age 15 to 19; occupation: servantSarah Daniel
6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Weller, M, age 18; occupation: servantHenry Weller
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Tasker, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantEdward Tasker
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Slater, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantWilliam Slater

1851Payne, JohnJohn PayneBolebrook FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 10 people; occupation FarmerJohn PayneBolebrook1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusMother, widowed; occupation HousekeeperSarah Payne [Martin]
30th Mar 1851CensusSisterAnn Payne
30th Mar 1851CensusBrotherEdward Payne
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-mother; widowedMary Atherfold [Payne] [Jenden]
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: farm servantJohn Everest, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: house servantHarriett Daniel
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm ServantJohn Streatfield
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; widowedAnn Cox
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm LabourerRichard Pearson
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: farm labourerJames Avis

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: pauperJames Everest, farm labourerBolbrook Cottage1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Everest [Ledlow]
30th Mar 1851CensusSister-in-law; handicap: deafSarah Ludlo

1865Occupation TenantS. WhittomeBolebrook FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1867Directory entryWhittome Stephen, farmer, BolebrookBolebrookPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryWhittome Stephen, farmer, BolebrookBolebrookPost Office Directory

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

1878Occupation TenantJ. BainesBolebrook FarmSutton's Historical Notes

1880Occupation TenantR. BainesBolebrook FarmSutton's Historical Notes

3rd Apr 1881CensusHumphrey Gasson, M, Head, married, age 46, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerHumphrey Gasson, farm labourerBolebrook Cottage1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrances Gasson, F, Wife, married, age 39, born HartfieldFrances Gasson
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Gasson, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born HartfieldElizabeth Gasson
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Gasson, M, Son, age 12, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarWilliam Gasson
3rd Apr 1881CensusPatty Gasson, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarPatty Gasson
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Gasson, F, Daughter, age 7, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarFanny Gasson
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Gasson, F, Daughter, age 5, born HartfieldEllen Gasson
3rd Apr 1881CensusHumphrey Gasson, M, Son, age 1, born HartfieldHumphrey Gasson

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Hockley, M, Head, married, age 66, born Suffolk; occupation: farm labourerJames Hockley, farm labourerBolebrook Castle Cottage1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Hockley, F, Wife, married, age 41, born HartfieldElizabeth Hockley
3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Hockley, M, Son, age 12, born Leigh; occupation: scholarRichard Hockley
3rd Apr 1881CensusEsther Hockley, F, Daughter, age 7, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarEsther Hockley

3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Baines, M, Head, married, age 35, born Lower Beeding, employs 9 men and 2 boys, occupation: farmerRobert Baines, farmerBolebrook Farm House1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusLucy Baines, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Lower BeedingLucy Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert J. Baines, M, Son, age 9, born Middlesex, occupation: scholarRobert J. Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusIsabel Baines, F, Daughter, age 8, born Withyham, occupation: scholarIsabel Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusAda Baines, F, Daughter, age 6, born WithyhamAda Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary A. Baines, F, Daughter, age 5, born WithyhamMary A. Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusLucy Baines, F, Daughter, age 3, born WithyhamLucy Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusHetty Baines, F, Daughter, age 1, born HartfieldHetty Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Baines, M, Son, age 4 m, born HartfieldJohn Baines
3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Brooker, M, Servant, single, age 60, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerRichard Brooker
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Jenner, M, Servant, single, age 29, born Chiddingstone; occupation: farm labourerEdward Jenner
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Gasson, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerSarah Gasson

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Sheppard, M, Lodger (Head), single, age 35, born Lingfield; occupation Farm labourerThomas SheppardBolebrook Cottage1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

1882Directory entryBaines Robert, farmer, Bolebrook farmBolebrook farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusRobert Baines, M, Head, married, age 48, born Lower Beeding, Sussex, occupation: farmerRobert Baines, farmerBolebrook1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusLucy Baines, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Lower Beeding, SussexLucy Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusRobert J Baines, M, Son, single, age 19, born Pimlico, London, occupation: farmer's sonRobert J Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusIsabell Baines, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Withyham, SussexIsabell Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusAda Baines, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Withyham, SussexAda Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Ann Baines, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Withyham, SussexMary Ann Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusLucy Baines, F, Daughter, age 13, born Withyham, SussexLucy Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusHetty Baines, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hartfield, SussexHetty Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Baines, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hartfield, SussexElizabeth Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusMaud S Baines, F, Daughter, age 7, born Hartfield, SussexMaud S Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusHarry Baines, M, Son, age 6, born Hartfield, SussexHarry Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusPercy Baines, M, Son, age 3, born Hartfield, SussexPercy Baines
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Baines, M, Son, age 2, born Hartfield, SussexWilliam Baines

5th Apr 1891CensusClement Mepham, M, Head, married, age 37, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourerClement MephamBolebrook Cottage1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusEsther Mepham, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Withyham, SussexEsther Mepham
5th Apr 1891CensusEdith Hollands, F, Adopted, age 8, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEdith Hollands
5th Apr 1891CensusHarry Jenner, M, Lodger, age 20, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: farm labourerHenry Jenner

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Avery, M, Head, married, age 50, born Chailey, Sussex; occupation: farm servantWilliam Avery, farm labourerBolebrook Cottage1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusHannah L Avery, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Chailey, SussexHannah Lucy Avery
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Avery, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantWilliam Avery
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Avery, M, Son, single, age 15, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm servantJohn Avery
5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Avery, M, Son, age 13, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm servantHenry Avery

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Tasker, M, Head, single, age 30, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: Farm labourerJohn TaskerBolebrook Barn1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

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

c 1900BolebrokeBolebroke, Hartfield photographed by J. H. Rogers, esq.Sutton's Historical Notes

1909Bolebroke HouseBolebroke House, HartfieldBolebroke House

1939Bolebroke ManorBolebroke Manor, HartfieldDick's Sackvilles
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