The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1997The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 by Professor Brian Short ⇒ Notebook extract; Notebook extract

Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Coomber, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerEdward Coomber, farm labourerLags Heath Farm1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusRebecca Coomber, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexRebecca Coomber
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Coomber, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexWilliam Coomber
6th Jun 1841CensusMaryann Coomber, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexMaryann Coomber
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Coomber, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexThomas Coomber
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Coomber, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexGeorge Coomber

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 2 people; occupation: farmerJohn Gardiner, farmerLegsheath1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Gardiner
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: farm labourerEdward Hartfield
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation Farm labourerJames Simmons

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Heaver, M, Head, widowed, age 78, born East Grinstead; occupation: farmerEdward HeaverLegs Heath Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Osbourne, F, Sister, widowed, age 67, born East Grinstead; occupation HousekeeperSarah Osbourne
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Bingham, M, Servant, single, age 45, born Fletching, occupation: farm labourerGeorge Bingham
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Page, M, Servant, single, age 17, born East Grinstead; occupation Farm labourerJohn Page
3rd Apr 1881CensusRalph Batchelor, M, Lodger, age 45, born East Grinstead, occupation: gamekeeperRalph Batchelor
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Batchelor, F, Wife, married, age 40, born East GrinsteadElizabeth Batchelor
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Batchelor, M, Son, single, age 14, born East GrinsteadFrederick Batchelor
3rd Apr 1881CensusKate Batchelor, F, Daughter, age 12, born East Grinstead, occupation: scholarKate Batchelor
3rd Apr 1881CensusAda Batchelor, F, Daughter, age 9, born East Grinstead, occupation: scholarAda Batchelor
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Batchelor, M, Son, age 4, born Surrey, occupation: scholarWilliam Batchelor

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Payne, M, Head, married, age 47, born East Grinstead; occupation: farmerGeorge Payne, farmerLegs Heath Farm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Jane Payne, F, Wife, married, age 46, born BerkshireMary Jane Payne [Jennings]
3rd Apr 1881CensusLeonard Henry Payne, M, Son, age 14, born BerkshireLeonard Henry Payne
3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Stiles, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Balcombe; occupation Farm labourerJoseph Stiles

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Benson, M, Head, married, age 46, occupation: hawkerWilliam Benson, hawkerCaravan, Legs Heath1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Benson, F, Wife, married, age 46, occupation: hawkerSarah Benson
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Benson, F, Daughter, single, age 21, occupation: hawkerSarah Benson
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Benson, M, Son, single, age 16, occupation: hawkerThomas Benson
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Benson, M, Son, single, age 14, occupation: hawkerJohn Benson
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Benson, F, Daughter, age 10, occupation: hawkerElizabeth Benson

3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Ann Webb, F, Head, married, age 26; occupation HawkerSarah Ann WebbCaravan, Legs Heath1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Webb, M, Son, age 3Thomas Webb
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Ann Webb, F, Daughter, age 3 m, born East GrinsteadSarah Ann Webb

3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Smith, F, Head, single, age 53; occupation HawkerMary SmithTent Caravan, Legs Heath1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Woolwich, Kent; occupation HawkerElizabeth Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Smith, M, Son, age 13, born Woolwich, Kent; occupation HawkerGeorge Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouisa Smith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Woolwich, Kent; occupation HawkerLouisa Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Smith, F, Daughter, age 6, born Woolwich, KentJane Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusCaroline Bowyer, F, Head, single, age 57, occupation: hawkerCaroline BowyerTent Caravan, Legs Heath1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Bowyer, M, Son, single, age 22, occupation: hawkerWilliam Bowyer
3rd Apr 1881CensusDaniel Bowyer, M, Son, single, age 12, occupation: hawkerDaniel Bowyer

1882Directory entryHeaver Edward, farmer, Legs heathLegs heathKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Leppard, M, Head, married, age 50, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farmerJames Leppard, farmerLegs Heath Farm1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Leppard, F, Wife, married, age 50, born East Grinstead, SussexSarah Leppard
5th Apr 1891CensusEmily Marsh, F, Daughter, married, age 28, born Lindfield, Sussex; handicap: deafEmily Marsh
5th Apr 1891CensusJames Leppard, M, Son, widowed, age 26, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJames Leppard
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Leppard, M, Son, single, age 18, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonWilliam Leppard
5th Apr 1891CensusFrederick Leppard, M, Son, single, age 15, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonFrederick Leppard
5th Apr 1891CensusMary J Leppard, F, Daughter, age 11, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary J Leppard
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Leppard, M, Grandson, age 8, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge Leppard

5th Apr 1891CensusMoses Ripley, M, Head, widowed, age 43, born Kent; occupation: working cutlerMoses Ripley, working cutlerCamp, Near Legs Heath1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusCelia Ripley, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Isle Of Wight, HampshireCelia Ripley
5th Apr 1891CensusBessy Ripley, F, Daughter, age 5, born East Grinstead, SussexBessy Ripley
5th Apr 1891CensusRuth Ripley, F, Daughter, age 2, born Brighton, SussexRuth Ripley
5th Apr 1891CensusMargaret Hunt, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 55, born Southport, Lancashire; occupation: hawkerMargaret Hunt

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Collins, M, Head, married, age 40, born Hookend Hill, Surrey; occupation: hawkerJohn Collins, hawkerTent, Near Legs Heath1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusJeanette Collins, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: hawkerJeanette Collins
5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Collins, M, Son, single, age 41, born Slinfold, Sussex; occupation: hawkerHenry Collins
5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Collins, M, Son, single, age 17, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: hawkerJohn Collins
5th Apr 1891CensusLouie Collins, F, Daughter, age 14, born Forest Row, SussexLouie Collins
5th Apr 1891CensusMary A Collins, F, Daughter, age 11, born Forest Row, SussexMary A Collins
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Jane Collins, F, Daughter, age 8, born Forest Row, SussexMary Jane Collins
5th Apr 1891CensusIsaac Collins, M, Son, age 5, born Chiddingstone, KentIsaac Collins
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge A Collins, M, Son, age 3, born Worth, SussexGeorge A Collins

c 1899Legsheath, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyLegsheath

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