The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Quabrook      Hartfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 351
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 24

Places in Quabrook
Allcorns
Andrews Bank [als Parrock Wood]
Birling Farm
Brick & Tile Works
East Grinstead Brook
Fir Tree Cottage
Gate House Farm
Lines [als Limes] Farm
Little Parrock Farm
Mays Cottage
New Cottage
Quabrook Common
Rice Hill
Snipe Cottage
Stream [als Shaw] Meadow
Upper Parrock [als Paddock] Farm
Woods Park
Historical records

c 1693Ashdown ForestAshdown Forest by Barry Lucas after KeltonQuabrook GateStraker's Ashdown Forest

c 1724Comans Hatch, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenQuabrook Gate

c 1795Colemans Hatch, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamQuabrook Gate

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

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Ray, M, Head, age 73, born Sussex; occupation IndependentRichard RayQuabrook1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Ray, F, [Wife], age 75 to 79, born SussexMary Ray
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Hollamby, F, [Lodger], age 76Elizabeth Hollamby

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Alfrey, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation farm labourerHenry Allfrey, farmerQuabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSusanah Alfrey, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexSusannah Allfrey
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Alfrey, F, [Daughter], age 14, born SussexAnn Allfrey
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Alfrey, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexWilliam Allfrey
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Alfrey, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexJohn Allfrey
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Alfrey, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexJames Allfrey
6th Jun 1841CensusAlfred Alfrey, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexAlfred Allfrey

6th Jun 1841CensusMary Heasman, F, Head, age 30 to 34, born SussexMary Heasman [Mitchell]Quabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Heasman, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexMary Heasman
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Heasman, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexThomas Heasman
6th Jun 1841CensusSolomon Heasman, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexSolomon Heasman

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Bashford, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation CarrierWilliam Bashford, carrierQuabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Bashford, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Bashford
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriett Bashford, F, [Daughter], age 15, born SussexHarriett Bashford
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Bashford, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexWilliam Bashford
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Bashford, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexGeorge Bashford
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Bashford, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexAnn Bashford
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Bashford, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexJohn Bashford
6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Bashford, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexRichard Bashford
6th Jun 1841CensusJesse Bashford, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexJesse Bashford
6th Jun 1841CensusJane Bashford, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexJane Bashford

6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Turner, F, Head, age 74, born Sussex; occupation IndependentSarah Turner [Heat]Quabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusLodger; occupation IndependentMary Turmell
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Turmell, F, age 73, born Sussex; occupation IndependentMary Turmell
6th Jun 1841CensusMartin Page, M, age 73, born Sussex; occupation CarpenterMartin Page
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Rice, M, [Lodger], age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJames Rice
6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Rice, M, [Lodger's son], age 11, born SussexHenry Rice

6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Tester, F, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation IndependentHannah TesterQuabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Tester, F, [Daughter], age 15, born SussexElizabeth Tester
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Tester, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexWilliam Tester
6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Tester, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexHenry Tester
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Tester, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexJohn Tester

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Hollamby, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Hollamby, farm labourer and shoemakerQuabrook Common1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Hollamby, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexMary Hollamby [Tester]
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Hollamby, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexMary Hollamby

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerJohn MartinQuabrook1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeHannah Martin [Heasman]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterAnn Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation Farm labourerCharles Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEmily Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusSonJames Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterElizabeth Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusSonWilliam Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEllen Martin
30th Mar 1851CensusFather-in-law; widowedJames Heasman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation POULTERERNed WrenQuabrook1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusLodger, occupation: farm labourerJohn Bashford

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 1 person; occupation WHEELWRIGHTHenry MitchellQuabrook1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMiriam Mitchell
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation SCHOLARHenry Mitchell
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation SCHOLARSilus Mitchell
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation SCHOLARGeorge Mitchell
30th Mar 1851CensusSonEli Mitchell
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterRuth Mitchell
30th Mar 1851CensusApprentice; occupation: wheelwright's apprenticeDaniel Johnson
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitor; widowed; occupation: carpenterJohn Ellis

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: carrierWilliam Bashford, carrierQuabrook House1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeSarah Bashford
30th Mar 1851CensusSon, occupation: carrierWilliam Bashford
30th Mar 1851CensusSon, occupation: carrierGeorge Bashford
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterAnn Bashford
30th Mar 1851CensusSon, occupation: farm labourerJohn Bashford
30th Mar 1851CensusSon, occupation: farm labourerJesse Bashford
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterJane Bashford

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, occupation: cordwainerJoseph Beard, cordwainerQuabrook1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterAnn Beard
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterElizabeth Beard
30th Mar 1851CensusSonCharles Beard

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Divall, farm labourerQuabrook Lodge1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMartha Divall [Card]
30th Mar 1851CensusSonWilliam Divall
30th Mar 1851CensusSonRichard Divall, labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: land proprietorJoseph Jackson, land proprietorPart of Quaybrook1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation FarmerWilliam WoolleyQuabrook Lodge1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: housekeeperLiza Gordon

21st Feb 1874DeathCause of death - BronchitisJesse Dival, brick makerQuabrookJohn Divall's records

c 1875Coleman's Hatch, West of Hartfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyQuabrook

18th Oct 1879RecollectionsJesse Divall, farm labourerQuabrook CommonAshdown 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:

Dival, Jesse. Quabrook Common, Hartfield. Born 6 March 1811 at Chuckhatch. My Father used to make bricks in the yard there in summer and in the winter he worked at litter cutting and the like. When I was a little boy I used to go out and help rake it together for him and I recollect one of the people he used to cut for was Mr. Cook of Blackham Farm, Withyham, (Price owner). Why I recollect this so well was that the men who came to carry it used to bring a good meat pie for lunch, I suppose as an encouragement for them to bring a good load. I always used to scheme to be there at lunch time. I should then have been from 9 to 10 years old. It was sometime before I went to service. The Ladytide after I was 14 1 went to service to Mr. Quaife butcher at Hartfield Street for 4 years. I then went to service with my uncle Thomas Divall at Chuck Hatch and worked at tile making in the summer and at wood cutting and litter cutting in the winter. At the end of 1 1/2 years I came to live with my Father at Quarock. When I was about 24 I went to live with Mr. Thomas Foster at Little Parrock Farm and worked for him for 5 years. During that time after we had finished wheat sowing I used to go out on the Forest and cut litter for him and helped bring it home. I did so every winter while I was in his service. I also cut a little turf for him, about 2 loads every summer in a part of the Forest we called Lodge Mires between Quarock and Broadstone. I also cut a few brakes for him. He used to turn out young stock on the Forest I used to drive them out. When I left home I got married at Hartfield Church the Christmas after I was 29.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Butcher, M, Head, married, age 37, born Withyham, occupation: farm labourerJohn ButcherQuabrook Common1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Butcher, F, Wife, married, age 34, born HartfieldMary Elizabeth Butcher [Heasman]
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny Butcher, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hartfield, occupation: scholarFanny Butcher
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnne Butcher, F, Daughter, age 6, born Lewes, occupation: scholarAnne Butcher
3rd Apr 1881CensusLucy Butcher, F, Daughter, age 4, born Lewes, occupation: scholarLucy Butcher
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Butcher, F, Daughter, age 3, born HartfieldEmily Butcher
3rd Apr 1881CensusLinda Butcher, F, Daughter, age 1, born HartfieldLinda Butcher

3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Edwards, M, Head, married, age 55, born Hartfield; occupation: farm labourerRobert Edwards, farm labourerQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMargaret Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 50, born IrelandMargaret Edwards [Hutcheson]

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Divall, M, Head, married, age 70, born Hartfield; occupation: farmerJesse Divall, farm labourerQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Divall, F, Wife, married, age 58, born CowdenMary Divall [Huggett]
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Divall, M, Son, single, age 22, born East Grinstead; occupation: wheelwrightThomas Divall, wheelwright
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Divall, M, Son, single, age 16, born East Grinstead; occupation: labourerJohn Divall

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Divall, M, Head, married, age 64, born Hartfield; occupation: labourerWilliam Divall, farm labourerQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha Divall, F, Wife, married, age 62, born HartfieldMartha Divall [Card]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Divall, M, Grandson, single, age 16, born HartfieldWilliam Divall

3rd Apr 1881CensusJob Mitchell, M, Head, married, age 40, born East Grinstead; occupation LabourerJob Mitchell, agricultural labourerQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Mitchell, F, Wife, married, age 39, born HartfieldJane Mitchell [Wheatley], charwoman
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice Mitchell, F, Daughter, age 9, born East GrinsteadAlice Mitchell
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarrey Mitchell, M, Son, age 1, born East GrinsteadHenry (Harry) Mitchell, machinist

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Flawn, M, Head, married, age 47, born Northamptonshire; occupation: proprietor of farm machineryRichard Flawn, proprietor of farm machineryQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusHelena Flawn, F, Wife, married, age 47, born HartfieldHelena Flawn
3rd Apr 1881CensusFredrick G. Flawn, M, Son, single, age 21, born Hartfield; occupation: plumberFredrick G. Flawn
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank Flawn, M, Son, single, age 19, born Hartfield; occupation: apprenticeFrank Flawn
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouis Flawn, M, Son, single, age 17, born Hartfield; occupation: apprenticeLouis Flawn
3rd Apr 1881CensusNellie E. Flawn, F, Daughter, age 13, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarNellie E. Flawn
3rd Apr 1881CensusEna A. Flawn, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarEna A. Flawn
3rd Apr 1881CensusFlorence B. Flawn, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hartfield; occupation: scholarFlorence B. Flawn

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrancis Jenner, M, Head, married, age 46, born Hartfield; occupation: carpenterFrancis Thomas Jenner, carpenter and innkeeperQuabrook1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Jenner, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Horsted Keynes; occupation: dressmakerMary Jenner [Chapman]
3rd Apr 1881CensusOwen J. Jenner, M, Son, age 16, born East Grinstead; occupation: gardenerOwen John Jenner
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdwd. Brooks, M, Lodger, single, age 30, born London; occupation: student of lawEdward Brooks
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Gibbs, M, Traveling Tinker, age 68, born KentCharles Gibbs
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Jones, M, Labourer, age 52, born East GrinsteadEdward Jones
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Smith, M, Labourer, age 47, born Tunbridge WellsJohn Smith

5th Apr 1891CensusSamuel Stevenson, M, Head, married, age 32, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: BrickmakerSamuel R.L. StephensonQuabrook1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusHarriet Stevenson, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Buxted, SussexHarriett Stephenson
5th Apr 1891CensusJoseph C Stevenson, M, Son, age 12, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: ScholarJoseph C. Stephenson
5th Apr 1891CensusAnn E Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 10, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: ScholarAnn E Stevenson
5th Apr 1891CensusLouisa Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 7, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: ScholarLouisa Stevenson
5th Apr 1891CensusMabel Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 4, born Maresfield, SussexMabel Stevenson
5th Apr 1891CensusFanny Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 2, born Maresfield, SussexFanny Stevenson
5th Apr 1891CensusEmma Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 1 month, born Hartfield, SussexEmma Stevenson

5th Apr 1891CensusMargaret Edwards, F, Head, married, age 63, born Belfast, IrelandMargaret Edwards [Hutcheson]Quabrook1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

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

1900DeathGeorge Divall, farm labourerQuabrookJohn Divall's records

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