The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Summerford  Fair Warp  Ashdown Forest  Maresfield  
Historical records
1841Thomas Fleming, M, age 25 to 29, born SussexThomas Fleming

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Page, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation FarmerEdward Page MitchellSummerford1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Page, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexSarah Page Mitchell [Cox]
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Page, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexGeorge Page Mitchell
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Page, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexThomas Page Mitchell
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Page, M, [Son], age 3 months, born SussexEdward Page Mitchell

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerAlfred ReedSummersfoord1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Ann Reed
30th Mar 1851CensusNieceEmmar Reed

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerStephen TesterSummersfoord1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Tester
30th Mar 1851CensusSonWilliam Tester
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterCharlotte Tester

1867Directory entryWalter Louisa (Mrs.), farmer & dogwood dealer, Summervale farmSummervale farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryWalter Louisa (Mrs.), farmer & dogwood dealer, Summervale farmSummervale farmPost Office Directory

c 1875RecollectionsSarah Page Mitchell [Cox]SummerfordAshdown 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:

Widow Page. [Aged] between 60 and 70. Living at Fairwarp, Maresfield. Her husband owned a farm called Summerford in Maresfield adjoining the Forest which now belongs to her children. They lived there 20 years. It belonged to his Father and Grandfather before him.

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c 1875Fairwarp, Hendall, Lampool and Whitehouse, North of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySummerford

1879RecollectionsJohn WinnSummerfordAshdown 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:

Winn, John. 61. Has been in Lewes Gaol for cutting litter on the Forest and for poaching. Born at Nutley. When I was a lad I worked 7 years for my uncle William Winn who used 25 or 30 acres which old Henry Card now has and Gotlands belonging to the Shelleys. Then I worked about at Wood's nursery and elsewhere. When I was 34 years old I came to live at the old forge for 7 years and then moved to Summerford where I have lived for the last 27 years.

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1882Directory entryPage Edward, farmer, Summerford farmSummerford farmKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryWalter Louisa (Mrs.), farmer & log­wood dealer, SummervaleSummervaleKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryPage, Jesse, farmer, SummerfordSummerfordBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryPage, Wm., farmer, SummerfordSummerfordBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryTaylor, George Edward, SummerfordSummerfordBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryWalter, John, junior, farmer, SummerfordSummerfordBrooker's Guide

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