The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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26th Feb 1839Cobbarn, South of Groombridge - 1839Thomas Killick, John Lockyer and William Richardson (occupiers) and Lord Abergavenny (owner)Thomas Killick, farmerThree Tenements, Cottages and Gardens (0 acres 1 roods 21 perches) plot 441Rotherfield Tithe Map
John Lockyer, blacksmith
William Richardson, bricklayer

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Lockyer, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: blacksmithJohn Lockyer, blacksmithCob Barn [Forge Cottages]1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
George Lockyer, M, [Son], age 19, born SussexGeorge Lockyer
Sarah Holmewood, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantSarah Holmewood

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Richardson, M, Head, age 27, born Sussex; occupation BricklayerWilliam Richardson, bricklayerCob Barn [Forge Cottages]1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Richardson, F, [Wife], age 30, born SussexAnn Richardson
Ann Richardson, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexAnn Richardson
Julia Richardson, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexJulia Richardson

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Killick, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Killick, farmerCob Barn [Forge Cottages]1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Killick, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexElizabeth Killick
Ann Killick, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexAnn Bonds [Killick]
Sophia Killick, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexSophia Killick
Louisa Killick, F, [Daughter], age 14, born SussexLouisa Killick

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerRichard RichardsonCop Barn1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Richardson [Turner]
SonHenry Richardson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerThomas Killick, farmerCop Barn1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Killick
Daughter; occupation: seamstressAnn Bonds [Killick]
DaughterLouisa Killick

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation BricklayerWilliam Richardson, bricklayerCop Barn1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Richardson
Daughter; occupation ScholarAnn Richardson
Daughter; occupation ScholarJulia Richardson
Son; occupation ScholarWilliam Richardson, bricklayer
DaughterEden Richardson
DaughterPhebe Richardson
SonPhillip Richardson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 1 person; occupation: blacksmithJohn Lockyer, blacksmithCop Barn Smithy1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Lockyer
Son; occupation: blacksmithGeorge Lockyer
DaughterAnn Lockyer
DaughterCharlotte Lockyer
DaughterSarah Lockyer
Servant; occupation: servantAnn Homewood

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Corke, farm labourerCop Barn1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Anne Corke [Rogers]
SonJohn Corke
DaughterMary Ann Corke
SonBenjamin James Corke

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Colbran, M, Head, married, age 46, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: carterThomas Colbran, carterCobbarn1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Eleanor Colbran, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Withyham, SussexEleanor Colbran
Christiana Colbran, F, Daughter, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarChristiana Colbran
James Colbran, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, SussexJames Colbran
Edward Colbran, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexEdward Colbran
Eleanor Colbran, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexEleanor Colbran
James Hope, M, Lodger, single, age 23, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: carterJames Hope

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Lockyer, M, Head, married, age 68, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: blacksmithJohn Lockyer, blacksmithCobbarn1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Lockyer, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Lockyer
Sarah Lockyer, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSarah Lockyer
William Lockyer, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Lockyer
William Dray, M, Son-in-law, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: smithWilliam Dray
Ann Dray, F, Daughter, age 19, born Rotherfield, SussexAnn Dray
Emma Dray, F, Granddaughter, age 6m, born Rotherfield, SussexEmma Dray

7th Apr 1861CensusElizabeth Killick, F, Head, widowed, age 72, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: former charwomanElizabeth KillickCobbarn1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Louisa Killick, F, Daughter, single, age 37, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: charwomanLouisa Killick
John Hemsley, M, Lodger, widowed, age 62, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: pauper; handicap: invalidJohn Helmsley, farm labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusTrayton Smith, M, Head, married, age 40, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerTrayton Smith, farm labourerCobbarn Cottages1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Eliza Smith, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's wifeEliza Smith
Sarah Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSarah Smith
William Smith, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Smith
Henry Smith, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexHenry Smith
Martha Smith, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexMartha Smith
Sarah J Farmer, F, Niece, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant, out of employmentSarah Jane Rogers [Fermor]

2nd Apr 1871CensusSarah Lockyer, F, Head, widowed, age 53, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: master blacksmithSarah Lockyer, master blacksmithCobbarn Cottages1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
William Lockyer, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: master blacksmithWilliam Lockyer
Sarah Lockyer, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Lockyer
Henry Cooper, M, Servant, single, age 25, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: blacksmith journeymanHenry Cooper

2nd Apr 1871CensusJesse Hayward, M, Head, married, age 62, born Chiddingly, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJesse Hayward, farm labourerCobbarn Cottages1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sophia Hayward, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Rotherfield, SussexSophia Hayward

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Hemsley, labourerCobbarn Cottages1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ellen Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Hemsley [Wickens]
Alice Maud Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlice Maud Hemsley
Nelson Saml Hemsley, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexNelson Samuel Helmsley
Emily Ellen Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 5m, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Ellen Helmsley

c 1875Birchden, Park Corner & Cobbarn, South of Groombridge - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySmithy

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Fenner, M, Head, married, age 43, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerThomas Fenner, farm labourerCobbarn1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Caroline Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 42, born RotherfieldCaroline Fenner [Smith]
Charles Fenner, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarCharles Alfred Fenner
Emma Ann Fenner, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarEmma Ann Card [Fenner]
William Henry Fenner, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarWilliam Henry Fenner
Caroline Frances Fenner, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarCaroline Frances Turner [Fenner]
Albert Edward Fenner, M, Son, age 2, born RotherfieldAlbert Edward Fenner
Mary Ann Fenner, F, Daughter, age 4 m, born RotherfieldMary Ann Fenner
Alfred Sayers, M, Boarder, single, age 34, born Wales; occupation Farm LabourerAlfred Sayers

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Tasker, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rotherfield; occupation: garden labourerGeorge Tasker, garden labourerCobbarn1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sophia Tasker, F, Wife, married, age 29, born RotherfieldSophia Tasker [Adams]
Arthur Tasker, M, Son, age 8, born RotherfieldArthur Tasker
Archie Tasker, M, Son, age 2, born RotherfieldArchie Tasker
John Tasker, M, Brother, single, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation: garden labourerJohn Tasker

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Muggeridge, M, Head, married, age 37, born Surrey; occupation: blacksmith journeymanThomas Muggeridge, blacksmith journeymanCobbarn Smithy1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Louise Muggeridge, F, Wife, married, age 30, born BuckinghamshireLouise Muggeridge

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas John Weston, M, Head, married, age 30, born Rotherfield; occupation: carterThomas John Albert Weston, carterCobbarn1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Julia Weston, F, Wife, married, age 32, born RotherfieldJulia Weston [Medhurst]
Benjamin Weston, M, Son, age 9, born RotherfieldBenjamin Weston
Annie Elizabeth Weston, F, Daughter, age 3, born RotherfieldAnnie Elizabeth Weston

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Winch, M, Head, married, age 49, born Flimwell, Kent; occupation Farm ForemanThomas WinchCobbarn1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Hannah Winch, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Cranbrook, KentHannah Winch
David Winch, M, Son, single, age 19, born Flimwell, Kent; occupation MilkmanDavid Winch
Annie Winch, F, Daughter, age 15, born Hawkhurst, KentAnnie Winch
Charley Winch, M, Son, age 14, born Hawkhurst, KentCharley Winch

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Prior, M, Head, married, age 60, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam PriorCobbarn1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Charlotte Prior, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Wadhurst, SussexCharlotte Prior

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Simes, M, Head, married, age 43, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: wheelwrightHenry Simes, wheelwrightCobbarn1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriett Simes, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Fletching, SussexHarriett Simes
Henry Simes, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHenry Simes
Frederick Simes, M, Son, single, age 15, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerFrederick Simes
Robert Simes, M, Son, age 12, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: errand boyRobert Simes
Frank Simes, M, Son, age 10, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarFrank Simes
Horace Simes, M, Son, age 9, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarHorace Simes

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Furner, M, Head, married, age 33, born Fordingborne, Kent; occupation: blacksmithWilliam Furner, blacksmithCobbarn1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emmer Furner, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Heathfield, SussexEmmer Furner
Herbert William Furner, M, Son, age 4, born Forest Row, SussexHerbert William Furner
Catharine Amilia Furner, F, Daughter, age 1, born Eridge, Rotherfield, SussexCatharine Amilia Furner
Edward Owen Jenner, M, Boarder, single, age 24, born Eridge, Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: blacksmithEdward Owen Jenner

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry Simes, M, Head, married, age 63, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: wheelright on estateHenry Simes, wheelright on estateThe Forge Cottage, Cobbarn, Eridge Green1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriett Simes, F, Wife, married 20 years, age 58, born Turners Hill, SussexHarriett Simes
Horace Simes, M, Son, single, age 29, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: carpenter on nurseriesHorace Simes

2nd Apr 1911CensusWilliam Turner, M, Head, married, age 53, born Fordingbridge, Hampshire; occupation: farrierWilliam Turner, farrierThe Forge Cobbarn, Eridge Green1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emma Turner, F, Wife, married 25 years, age 48, born Maresfield, SussexEmma Turner [Brett]
Katherine Amelia Turner, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Eridge, SussexKatherine Amelia Turner
Sidney Randolph Turner, M, Son, single, age 15, born Eridge, Sussex; occupation: horticulturalist apprenticeSidney Randolph Turner
Horace Barber, M, Boarder, single, age 21, born Hurstpierpoint, Sussex; occupation: farrierHorace Barber

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