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1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 119

Historical records

1590 to 1598HistoryBeeches FarmSutton'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.

1597FreeholderRichard DuntonBeach PlaceBuckhurst Terrier
The co-heirs of Richard Dunton dec., hold by deed Beach Place, 30 acres, bounds:
  • Queens highway Sommerfourde to Blackham Common to the East
  • demeane lands of the manor of Fiskeridge to the South
  • lands of Lord Buckhurst called Tye Farm to the West
  • lands of John Ewridge called Ewridge on the Hill to the North
Rent 2s. 4d.

1597Leaseholder (at will)Thomas MiddlemoreBeachesBuckhurst Terrier
Thomas Middlemore, gent, holds at will, land called Beaches in 4 parcels, 22 acres
Rent £6.

c 1597North West of The Manor of Blackham, The Manor of Buckhurst - c 1597Part of the maps produced in 1597 in the Buckhurst TerrierBeach Place

1714Occupation TenantDavid HammondBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1718Occupation TenantJohn PykeBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1718Occupation TenantJohn WickinBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1725Occupation TenantNicholas FrancesBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1728Occupation TenantThomas DivesBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1738Occupation TenantJohn WicksBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1741Occupation TenantMatthew PocockBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1741Occupation TenantJohn LockyerBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1754Occupation TenantJohn CrowhurstBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1754Occupation TenantRichard MarshallBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1791Occupation TenantWilliam MarshallBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1798Occupation TenantWilliam GibsonBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1808Occupation TenantRichard GassonBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

c 1820Occupation TenantCaptain GuyBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

c 1840Occupation TenantColonel OakesBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

6th Jun 1841CensusSamuel Wallis, M, Head, age 50 to 54; occupation FarmerSamuel WallisBeech Place1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Daw, F, age 45 to 49; occupation: servantMary Daw

1851Guy, Captain HenryCaptain Henry Guy, gentlemanBeech Green ParkPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gentlemanCaptain Henry Guy, gentlemanBeech Green1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeHelen Harriet Guy [Barlow]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEllen Guy
30th Mar 1851CensusSonHenry Guy
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: nurseElizabeth Heasman
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation CookCatherine Pellett
30th Mar 1851CensusSister-in-lawMaria Barlow
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: groomWilliam Crouch
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation HousemaidMary Turner

1865Occupation TenantMrs FellBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1867Directory entryFell Mrs., Beech Green parkBeech Green parkPost Office Directory

1873Occupation TenantGeorge WoodBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1874Directory entryWood George, Beech Green parkBeech Green parkPost Office Directory

c 1875Highfield Park, North of Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBeechgreen House

3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Wood, F, Wife Head, married, age 64, born ScotlandElizabeth WoodBeech Park1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEsther Good, F, Servant, single, age 50, born Warwickshire; occupation: cookEsther Good
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Foster, F, Servant, single, age 29, born Hampshire; occupation: maidEmily Foster
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Stone, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Westerham; occupation HousemaidEliza Stone
3rd Apr 1881CensusClara Mepham, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Hartfield; occupation MaidClara Mepham
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Port, M, Servant, single, age 36, born Middlesex; occupation CoachmanJames Port

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Bovington, M, Head, married, age 36, born Surrey, occupation: gardenerRichard Bovington, gardenerBeech Park Lodge1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmma Bovington, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Surrey, occupation: laundressEmma Bovington
3rd Apr 1881CensusDavid Bovington, M, Son, age 12, born Tunbridge Wells, occupation: scholarDavid Bovington
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Bovington, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, occupation: scholarEliza Bovington
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmma Bovington, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge Wells, occupation: scholarEmma Bovington
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhilip Bovington, M, Son, age 3, born SurreyPhilip Bovington

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Divall, M, Head, married, age 36, born Hartfield; occupation: gardenerJesse Divell, gardenerBeech Park Lane1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Divall, F, Wife, married, age 31, born EdenbridgeSarah Cole Divall [Hoath]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Divall, F, Daughter, age 7, born Surrey; occupation: scholarEmily Ellen Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Divall, M, Son, age 3, born WithyhamFrederick Thomas Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusFlorence Divall, F, Daughter, age 1, born WithyhamFlorence Alice Divall

1882Directory entryWood George, Beech Green parkBeech Green parkKelly's Directory

1891Occupation TenantCaptain RossBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Burgess, M, Head, married, age 35, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeperWilliam Burgess, gamekeeperBeech Green House1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusFlorence Burgess, F, Wife, married, age 28, born OxfordshireFlorence Mary Burgess [Barrett]
5th Apr 1891CensusAlbert Burgess, M, Son, single, age 8, born Cowden, KentAlbert Burgess

c 1895Occupation TenantCaptain BrushBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

c 1895Occupation TenantMrs YorkeBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1900Occupation TenantJ. ChambersBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

1902Occupation OwnerEdward DevasBeech GreenSutton's Historical Notes

c 1920Beech GreenBeech Green, WithyhamPrivate collection

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