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1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 24

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Chuck Hatch Farm
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c 1693Ashdown ForestAshdown Forest by Barry Lucas after KeltonChuckhatch GateStraker's Ashdown Forest

c 1825Colemans Hatch, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodChuck Hatch

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Mitchell, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerWilliam MitchellChuckhatch1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusEliza Mitchell, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexEliza Mitchell
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Mitchell, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexGeorge Mitchell

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: labourerJohn Crowhurst, farm labourerAshdown Forest1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeSarah Brooker
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarSarah Edwards [Crowhurst]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarJames Crowhurst, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusSonJohn Crowhurst, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusLodger; occupation: labourerWilliam Brooker
30th Mar 1851CensusSaml Brooker, M, Son, age 7, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholarSamuel Brooker

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: labourerStephen Huggett, farmerAshdown Forest1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Huggett
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-sonRichard Huggett

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farmerThomas Divell, farmerAshdown Forest1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Divell [Mitchell]
30th Mar 1851CensusSonJames Divall
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter-in-lawFrances Divall [Todman]
30th Mar 1851CensusGranddaughterHarriet Divall

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Jarvis, farm labourerChuck Hatch1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeAnn Jarvis
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm labourerStephen Jarvis
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: shoe makerOrter Jarvis
30th Mar 1851CensusNephew; occupation: scholarGeorge Jarvis

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation LabourerWilliam Hudson, labourerChuck Hatch1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeEliza Hudson [Card]
30th Mar 1851CensusSonGeorge Hudson
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEmily Hudson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation CarpenterEdmund HudsonChuck Hatch1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusSister; occupation HousekeeperAbigail Edwards [Hudson]
30th Mar 1851CensusSister; occupation TeacherMary Hudson
30th Mar 1851CensusSister; occupation ScholarHarriott Hudson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Shoe makerJames MitchellChuck Hatch1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: carpenterGeorge Edwards, carpenterChuck Hatch1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Edwards [Best]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarEdwin Edwards, groom
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarEleanor Jane Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarGeorge Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarHenry Edwards
30th Mar 1851CensusLodger, widowed, occupation: labourerJohn Buckman

c 1875Gills Lap, Newbridge & Chuck Hatch, South West of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyChuck Hatch

16th Oct 1879RecollectionsJohn Jenner, farm labourerChuck HatchAshdown Forest - notebook 3

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:

Jenner, John. Good health and full possession of faculties living at Chuck Hatch, Hartfield. 86. Born at the Gallipot in Hartfield, 5th February 1793. Baptised at Hartfield. My Father was a laborer. When I was 7 or 8 years old I just recollect my Father moving up to Chuck Hatch to the house I now live in which he had built on the Forest. My father when he first came here was working for Mr. Everest, tenant at Cotchford Farm. His team brought our things up from Gallipot here. My Father continued in regular work for Mr. Everest for over 40 years till the latter gave up farming and then he went to work for Mr. Hartipole of Stairs Farm, Hartfield, till he was worn out. He died the year of the Queen's accession at the age of 90.

Before I was 11 years old I went to service to Mr. Streatfield at Possingford for 3 years, then I went to Mr. Everest at Cotchford for 2 years, then I went to Mr. Garretts at Fisher's Gate 2 years, then to Mr. Bishop at Pensrooks, Withyham, 3 years. Then I married about 22 years old and jobbed about for a year or two and then went to work at Fisher's Gate Farm for Lord Whitworth who had it in hand and I worked from that time for 50 years on the Buckhurst Estate. I worked a short time for the late Earl but have never worked for the present Earl. After I was married I lived at Withyham till my Father died and then I moved up to this house where I have remained ever since.

.......


16th Oct 1879RecollectionsJames YoungChuck HatchAshdown Forest - notebook 3

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:

Young, James. Chuck Hatch, Hartfield. Born 8 May 1837. Baptised at Hartfield. Is son of Henry Young. Was born at Fincham and lived there till June 1862 when I went away to Kent for 4 years then I returned and was 11 years bailiff for Mr. Harvey at Cowden and then came here 1 1/2 [years] ago.

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16th Oct 1879RecollectionsThomas Divall, labourerChuck HatchAshdown Forest - notebook 3

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:

16.10.79

Dival, Thomas. This witness cannot fix dates at all and will probably not be worth calling. He works at present for Lord De La Warr. [Lives at] Chuck Hatch, Hartfield. Born at the brickyard close by and baptised at Hartfield 24 July 1814. My father was foreman at the Chuck Hatch brickyard belonging to the Buckhurst Estate. As soon as I was old enough I helped my Father and cut litter on the Forest for anyone who wanted it from the time I was a nipper, 12 or 13, and I have cut every year till the last 10 or 12 years when I had other work to do.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Miles, M, Head, married, age 36, born Hartfield; occupation Farm LabourerThomas MilesChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMildred Miles, F, Wife, married, age 34, born HartfieldMildred Miles
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Miles, M, Son, single, age 13, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarThomas Miles
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmma Miles, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarEmma Miles
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Miles, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarMary Ann Miles
3rd Apr 1881CensusLuke Miles, M, Son, age 4, born HartfieldLuke Miles
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Miles, F, Daughter, age 2, born HartfieldFanny Miles
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Miles, M, Son, age 8 m, born HartfieldWilliam Miles

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Edwards, M, Head, single, age 48, born Hartfield; occupation: gardenerWilliam EdwardsChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Edwards, F, Mother, widowed, age 77, born HartfieldFrances Edwards [Murrell]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Edwards, M, Brother, single, age 55, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerJohn Edwards
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Edwards, F, Sister, single, age 37, born Hartfield; occupation: housekeeperMary Edwards

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Miles, M, Head, married, age 80, born Lingfield; occupation AnnuitantRichard MilesChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Miles, F, Wife, married, age 70, born HartfieldJane Miles [Hounstead]

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Hudson, M, Head, married, age 55, born Hartfield; occupation CarpenterWilliam Hudson, labourerChuck Hatch Shop1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Hudson, M, Son, married, age 32, born Hartfield; occupation GrocerGeorge Hudson
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Hudson, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born HartfieldMary Hudson
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank Hudson, M, Son, single, age 17, born Hartfield; occupation CarpenterFrank Hudson
3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter Hudson, M, Son, single, age 12, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarWalter Hudson
3rd Apr 1881CensusHanah Huggett, F, Sister, married, age 33, born HartfieldHanah Huggett

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Crowhurst, M, Head, widowed, age 69, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerJohn Crowhurst, farm labourerChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Crowhurst, M, Son, married, age 31, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerJohn Crowhurst, farm labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Crowhurst, F, Sons Wife, married, age 31, born HartfieldMary Crowhurst [Divall]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Crowhurst, M, Grandson, age 12, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarJohn Crowhurst, general labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Crowhurst, M, Grandson, age 10, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarWilliam Henry Crowhurst, foreman of brickyard
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Crowhurst, F, Granddaughter, age 8, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarAnn Crowhurst
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Crowhurst, F, Granddaughter, age 6, born HartfieldEmily Crowhurst
3rd Apr 1881CensusMinny Crowhurst, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born HartfieldMinny Crowhurst
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Crowhurst, F, Granddaughter, age 1, born HartfieldJane Crowhurst

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Adams, M, Head, married, age 59, born Salehurst; occupation: gardenerGeorge Adams, gardenerChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Adams, F, Wife, married, age 57, born WithyhamAnn Adams [Barton]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Adams, M, Son, single, age 31, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: labourerWilliam Adams, grocer
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Adams, M, Son, single, age 23, born Speldhurst; occupation: brick makerFrancis Thomas Adams
3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter Adams, M, Son, single, age 21, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: labourerWalter Adams
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Adams, M, Son, single, age 17, born East Grinstead; occupation: labourerCharles Adams, labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Adams, M, Son, single, age 14, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerJames Adams, farm labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Heasman, F, Head, widowed, age 74, born HampshireElizabeth HeasmanChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Edwards, M, Grandson, single, age 18, born East Grinstead; occupation: labourerFrederick Edward, stockman
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Berry, F, Granddaughter, age 11, born MiddlesexEliza Berry

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Jonner, M, Head, married, age 88, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerJohn Jenner, farm labourerChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Jonner, F, Wife, married, age 69, born HartfieldSarah Jenner [Heasman]

3rd Apr 1881CensusTom Divall, M, Head, married, age 66, born Hartfield; occupation: tile makerThomas Divall, labourerChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Divall, F, Wife, married, age 60, born HartfieldSarah Divall [Ounstead]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Divall, M, Son, single, age 26, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerWilliam Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Divall, M, Son, single, age 17, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerHenry Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusCaroline Divall, F, Granddaughter, age 7, born HartfieldCaroline Divall

3rd Apr 1881CensusBenjamin Gorringe, M, Head, single, age 65, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerBenjamin Gorringe, labourerChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Rye, F, Housekeeper, widowed, age 64, born Hartfield; occupation HousekeeperMary Ann Rye

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Divall, M, Head, married, age 32, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerJesse Divall, farm labourerChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Ann Divall, F, Wife, married, age 25, born HartfieldSarah Ann Divall [Rye]
3rd Apr 1881CensusBenjamin Divall, M, Son, age 6, born HartfieldBenjamin Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Divall, F, Daughter, age 5, born HartfieldMary Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Divall, F, Daughter, age 3, born HartfieldEmily Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusJessie Divall, M, Son, age 1, born HartfieldJesse Divall

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Sherbourne, M, Head, married, age 25, born Hartfield; occupation Farm LabourerJoseph SherbourneChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSusan Sherbourne, F, Wife, married, age 23, born East GrinsteadSusan Sherbourne
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriott Sherbourne, F, Daughter, age 4, born HartfieldHarriott Sherbourne
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Sherbourne, M, Son, age 2, born HartfieldHenry Sherbourne
3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Sherbourne, M, Son, age 9 m, born HartfieldJoseph Sherbourne

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Divall, M, Head, married, age 31, born Hartfield; occupation: road manThomas Divall, road manChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusHannah Divall, F, Wife, married, age 34, born WalesHannah Divall [Davies]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Divall, M, Son, age 4, born HartfieldEdward Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas W. Divall, M, Son, age 2, born HartfieldThomas William Divall

3rd Apr 1881CensusHannah Penticost, F, Head, widowed, age 78, born WithyhamHannah PenticostChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Ann Divall, F, Visitor, age 6, born Withyham; occupation: scholarSarah Anne Divall

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Divall, M, Head, married, age 38, born Withyham; occupation: brick makerJohn Divell, brick makerChuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Divall, F, Wife, married, age 38, born WithyhamElizabeth Divall [Hall]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Divall, M, Son, single, age 15, born Hartfield; occupation: farm servantWilliam Hall Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred E. Divall, M, Son, age 12, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarAlfred Arthur Edward Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusNelson Divall, M, Son, age 7, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarNelson Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusSophia E. Divall, F, Daughter, age 3, born HartfieldSophia Elizabeth Divall

3rd Apr 1881CensusPhilly Crowhurst, F, Head, widowed, age 75, born HartfieldPhiladelphia Crowhurst [Baldwin]Chuck Hatch1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Crowhurst, M, Son, single, age 55, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Crowhurst

c 1899Chuck Hatch, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyChuck Hatch

1904ReflectionsChuck HatchHighways & Byways

Between Withyhanm and Hartfield in the north, and Crowborough Beacon and Wytch Cross in the south, is some of the finest open country in Sussex, where one may walk for hours and meet no human creature. Here are silent desolate woods - the Five Hundred Acre Wood, under Crowborough, chief of them - and vast wastes of undulating heath, rising here and there to great heights crowned with fir trees, as at Gill's Lap. A few enclosed estates interrupt the forest's open freedom, but nothing can tame it. Sombre dark heather gives the prevailing note, but between Old Lodge and Pippinford Park I once came upon a green and luxuriant valley that would not have been out of place in Tyrol; while there is a field near Chuck Hatch where in April one may see more dancing daffodils than ever Wordsworth did.

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