The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Walesbeech [a.k.a. Welsbeach, Whalesbeach]    Forest Row  East Grinstead  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1997The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 by Professor Brian Short ⇒ Notebook extract

Historical records

c 1795Forest Row, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamWales-beach

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Rose, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation FarmerJohn RoseWales Beech1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Thomas Rose, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexThomas Rose
Thomas Field, M, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation: servantThomas Field, servant
Benjamin Cork, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantBenjamin Cork
Mary Tanner, F, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation ServantMary Tanner
Mary Bluman, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: servantMary Bluman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 5 people; occupation FARMERJohn RoseWhalesbeach Farm1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Visitor; occupation INNKEEPERAlexander Rose
Servant; occupation HOUSEKEEPERMartha Shorter
Servant; occupation: carterRobert Midhurst
Servant; occupation: carter boyRichard Midhurst
Servant; occupation: farm labourerHenry Langridge
Servant, occupation: farm labourerEdward Chapman
Servant; occupation: house servantMary Gibbs

1867Directory entryCheaney Jas., farmer, Wales Beech farmWales Beech farmPost Office Directory

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Williams, M, Head, married, age 24, born Ardingly; occupation Farm labourerGeorge WilliamsWelsbeach Cottage1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Williams, F, Wife, married, age 21, born BalcombeMary Williams
William Williams, M, Son, age 3, born East GrinsteadWilliam Williams
George Williams, M, Son, age 1, born East GrinsteadGeorge Williams

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Tester, M, Head, married, age 49, born Worth, employs 3 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmerWilliam Tester, farmerFarm1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Tester, F, Wife, married, age 56, born ArdinglyMary Ann Tester [Newnham]
Anne Tester, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born IfieldAnn Tester
Alles Tester, F, Daughter, age 13, born East Grinstead; occupation: scholarAlice Wren [Tester]
John Bar, M, Servant, single, age 44, born Ifield, occupation: farm labourerJohn Bar
James Weller, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: farm labourerJames Weller, farm labourer
William Stiles, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Worth; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Stiles
Jane Simmons, F, Lodger, age 6, born East GrinsteadJane Simmons

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Sayers, M, Head, single, age 18, born Reigate, Surrey; occupation Broom HawkerJohn SayersWelsbeach Lane1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Tester, M, Head, married, age 62, born Worth, Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Tester, farm bailiffWhalesbeach Farm1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Ann Tester, F, Wife, married, age 64, born Ardingly, SussexMary Jane Tester [Gibbs]
Annie Williams, F, Granddaughter, age 7, born East Grinstead, SussexAnnie Williams
Levi Botten, M, Servant, single, age 34, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerLevi Botten
George Page, M, Servant, single, age 20, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge William Page

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Williams, M, Head, married, age 37, born Cuckfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Williams, farm labourerWhalesbeach Cottages1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Mary Ann Williams, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Balcombe, SussexMary Ann Williams
William T Williams, M, Son, age 13, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam T Williams
George Williams, M, Son, age 12, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge Williams
Henry Williams, M, Son, age 10, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarHenry Williams
Alfred Williams, M, Son, age 4, born East Grinstead, SussexAlfred Williams
Mary Ann Williams, F, Daughter, age 2, born East Grinstead, SussexMary Ann Williams

5th Apr 1891CensusMary Smith, F, Head, widowed, age 66, born KentMary SmithWhalesbeach Cottages1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
Louisa Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born SurreyLouisa Smith
Matilda Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born SurreyMatilda Smith

c 1899Charlwood and Walesbeech, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyWalesbeech

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