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c 1795Forest Row and Hartfield, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamN. Surries

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Mays, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Mays, farm labourerGreat Surreys1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Mays, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexMary Mays
William Mays, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexWilliam Mays
Mary Mays, F, [Daughter], age 5 months, born SussexMary Mays

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Mays, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerRichard Mays, farm labourerGreat Surreys1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Caroline Mays, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexCaroline Mays
Caroline Mays, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexCaroline Mays
Richard Mays, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexRichard Mays
Elizabeth Mays, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexElizabeth Mays
John Mays, M, [Son], age 11 months, born SussexJohn Mays

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; employs 8 people; occupation: farmerRichard Foster, farmerGreat Surreys1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
SonJessey Foster
Daughter-in-lawHannah Foster
Grand-son; occupation: farm labourerJessey Foster
Grand-son; occupation: farm labourerThomas Foster
Grand-daughter; occupation: scholarSusannah Foster
Grand-sonT. J. Smallpine
Servant; occupation: house servantMary Holmes
Servant; occupation: house servantMary Foster
Servant; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Edwards
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJames Budgen, bricklayer's labourer

1867Directory entryFoster Jesse, farmer, Great SurriesGreat SurriesPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryFoster Jesse, farmer, Great SurriesGreat SurriesPost Office Directory

3rd Apr 1881CensusBenjamin Backshall, M, Head, widowed, age 67, born Ardingly, occupation: farm servantBenjamin Backshall, farm labourerGreat Surrys Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
William Backshall, M, Son, single, age 48, born Worth, handicap: deaf, occupation: farm servantWilliam Backshall

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Backshall, M, Head, married, age 46, born East Grinstead, occupation: farm servantHenry BackshallGreat Surrys Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Victoria Backshall, F, Wife, married, age 40, born LondonVictoria Backshall

3rd Apr 1881CensusAmos Backshall, F, Head, married, age 24, born Worth, occupation: labourerAmos BackshallGreat Surrys Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Fanny Backshall, F, Wife, married, age 27, born NutleyFanny Backshall
Ellen Backshall, F, Daughter, age 26, born WorthEllen Backshall

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Turner, M, Head, married, age 43, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: farm bailiffJohn Turner, herdsman and farm bailiffGreat Surries Farm House1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Emmie J Turner, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Battle, SussexEmmie Jane Turner [Eldridge]
Evelyn Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholarEveline Turner
Ernest Turner, M, Son, single, age 11, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholarJohn E. Turner
Ernest Turner, M, Son, single, age 9, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: scholarErnest Turner

5th Apr 1891CensusAmos Backshall, M, Head, married, age 35, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: labourerAmos Backshall, labourerSurries Cottages1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Fanny Backshall, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Nutley, SussexFanny Backshall

5th Apr 1891CensusEdward Hartfield, M, Head, married, age 45, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: carterEdward Hartfield, carterSurries Cottages1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Ann Hartfield, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Ashurstwood, SussexAnn Hartfield [Tester]
William Hartfield, M, Son, single, age 21, born Ashurstwood, Sussex; occupation: labourerWilliam Hartfield
John Hartfield, M, Son, single, age 15, born Ashurstwood, Sussex; occupation: carter boyJohn Hartfield
Kate Hartfield, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Ashurstwood, SussexKate Hartfield
Lily Hartfield, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born Ashurstwood, SussexLily Hartfield

c 1899Thornhill and Surries, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyGreat Surries

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