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James Meopham, farm labourer, son of William Meopham and Mrs Meopham
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1819
Born
In the Parish of Newick, Sussex
Fletching Burial Registers
 
13th Apr 1842
Married
Ansley Brown at St Andrew & St Mary Church in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
c Jun 1842
Birth of a daughter
Jane at Netherhall in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1844
Birth of a daughter
Emily Esther at Netherhall in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1849
Birth of a son
James at Spratts in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Fletching Village in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; Head; occupation: farm labourer
1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1864
Birth of a son
William at Piltdown in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
21st Nov 1879
Recollections
At Taylor's Farm
Ashdown 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:

Mepham, James. 59. Taylor's Farm, Fletching. Have occupied this farm of 15 acres for 27 years last past and succeeded Henry Smith who occupied for 30 years. I lived in the neighbourhood all my time and was on intimate terms with Smith (dead) and used frequently to come to see him for many years before he died here. I know Smith turned sheep out on Ashdown Forest at times and he used to have litter and turf for fuel off it. He was a great man for turf fires and he had stone for making a bank and repairs. Since I have used the farm I have had litter regularly every year including last year and this. I used to have turf for fuel but we do not use it now. I have never turned out on the Forest.

The owner of the farm is Mrs Lusted, South Park, Reigate.

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3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Down Street in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; James Mepham, M, Head, married, age 61, born Fletching, employs 4 labourers; occupation: farmer
1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
Nov 1897
Died
In the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; aged 78 years
Fletching Burial Registers
 
11th Nov 1897
Buried
At St Andrew & St Mary Church in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Burial Registers

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Meopham, Meapham, Meophane, Mepham, Mephan, Mepam, Meppam, Mepon, Meppen, Meppham, Mepum, Mapham family records
The ancestral pedigree of James Meopham, farm labourer
  
 William Meophamm: c 1820Mrs 
 b: c 1800  b: c 1800
  
  
 James 
 b: 1819 Newick, Sussex
d: November 1897 Fletching, Sussex, aged 78 years
bur: 11th Nov 1897 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
 
    
Parental
record
   
   
    
 James Mepham
farm labourer
m: 13th Apr 1842 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, SussexAnsley Brown 
 b: 1819 Newick, Sussex
d: November 1897 Fletching, Sussex, aged 78 years
bur: 11th Nov 1897 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
  b: 1823 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 9th Feb 1823 St Andrew & St Mary Church
  
     
 Jane Emily Esther James William 
 b: c June 1842 Netherhall, Fletching, Sussex
ch: 10th Jul 1842 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of James Mepham (labourer) and Ann Mepham
 b: 1844 Netherhall, Fletching, Sussex
ch: 11th Feb 1844 St Andrew & St Mary Church, daughter of James Mepham (labourer) and Ann Mepham
d: March 1844 Fletching, Sussex, aged 10 weeks
bur: 31st Mar 1844 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
 b: 1849 Spratts, Fletching, Sussex
ch: 9th Sep 1849 St Andrew & St Mary Church, son of James Mepham (labourer) and Ann Mepham
 b: 1864 Piltdown, Fletching, Sussex
ch: 6th Mar 1864 St Andrew & St Mary Church, son of James Mepham (farmer) and Ann Mepham
 
          
Family
record

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