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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
Rebecca Coomber, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexRebecca Coomber
William Coomber, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexWilliam Coomber
Maryann Coomber, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexMaryann Coomber
Thomas Coomber, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexThomas Coomber
George Coomber, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexGeorge Coomber

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 2 people; occupation: farmerJohn Gardiner, farmerLegsheath1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
WifeMary Gardiner
Servant; occupation: farm labourerEdward Hartfield
Servant; 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
Sarah Osbourne, F, Sister, widowed, age 67, born East Grinstead; occupation HousekeeperSarah Osbourne
George Bingham, M, Servant, single, age 45, born Fletching, occupation: farm labourerGeorge Bingham
John Page, M, Servant, single, age 17, born East Grinstead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Page, farm labourer
Ralph Batchelor, M, Lodger, age 45, born East Grinstead, occupation: gamekeeperRalph Batchelor
Elizabeth Batchelor, F, Wife, married, age 40, born East GrinsteadElizabeth Batchelor
Frederick Batchelor, M, Son, single, age 14, born East GrinsteadFrederick Batchelor
Kate Batchelor, F, Daughter, age 12, born East Grinstead, occupation: scholarKate Batchelor
Ada Batchelor, F, Daughter, age 9, born East Grinstead, occupation: scholarAda Batchelor
William 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
Mary Jane Payne, F, Wife, married, age 46, born BerkshireMary Jane Payne [Jennings]
Leonard Henry Payne, M, Son, age 14, born BerkshireLeonard Henry Payne
Joseph 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
Sarah Benson, F, Wife, married, age 46, occupation: hawkerSarah Benson
Sarah Benson, F, Daughter, single, age 21, occupation: hawkerSarah Benson
Thomas Benson, M, Son, single, age 16, occupation: hawkerThomas Benson
John Benson, M, Son, single, age 14, occupation: hawkerJohn Benson
Elizabeth 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
Thomas Webb, M, Son, age 3Thomas Webb
Sarah 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
Elizabeth Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Woolwich, Kent; occupation: hawkerElizabeth Smith
George Smith, M, Son, age 13, born Woolwich, Kent; occupation: hawkerGeorge Smith
Louisa Smith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Woolwich, Kent; occupation: hawkerLouisa Smith
Jane 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
William Bowyer, M, Son, single, age 22, occupation: hawkerWilliam Bowyer
Daniel 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
Sarah Leppard, F, Wife, married, age 50, born East Grinstead, SussexSarah Leppard
Emily Marsh, F, Daughter, married, age 28, born Lindfield, Sussex; handicap: deafEmily Marsh
James Leppard, M, Son, widowed, age 26, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJames Leppard
William Leppard, M, Son, single, age 18, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonWilliam Leppard
Frederick Leppard, M, Son, single, age 15, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonFrederick Leppard
Mary J Leppard, F, Daughter, age 11, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary J Leppard
George 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
Celia Ripley, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Isle Of Wight, HampshireCelia Ripley
Bessy Ripley, F, Daughter, age 5, born East Grinstead, SussexBessy Ripley
Ruth Ripley, F, Daughter, age 2, born Brighton, SussexRuth Ripley
Margaret 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
Jeanette Collins, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: hawkerJeanette Collins
Henry Collins, M, Son, single, age 41, born Slinfold, Sussex; occupation: hawkerHenry Collins
John Collins, M, Son, single, age 17, born Forest Row, Sussex; occupation: hawkerJohn Collins
Louie Collins, F, Daughter, age 14, born Forest Row, SussexLouie Collins
Mary A Collins, F, Daughter, age 11, born Forest Row, SussexMary A Collins
Mary Jane Collins, F, Daughter, age 8, born Forest Row, SussexMary Jane Collins
Isaac Collins, M, Son, age 5, born Chiddingstone, KentIsaac Collins
George 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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