The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 12; p. 279; p. 427

Historical records

c 1795Eridge, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamMead House

26th Feb 1839Redgate Mill and Blackdon Hill, Sussex - 1839William Wickenden (occupier and owner)William WickendenHomestead, House Buildings Garden etc. (0 acres 2 roods 22 perches) plot 925Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Wickenden, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation FarmerWilliam WickendenMead1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Wickenden, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexMary Wickenden [Goodman]
Mary Wickenden, F, [Daughter], age 15, born SussexMary Ann Dadswell [Wickenden]
William Wickenden, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexWilliam Wickenden
Frances Wickenden, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexFrances Luck [Wickenden]
Harriett Wickenden, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexHarriett Fairbrother [Wickenden]
Elizabeth Wickenden, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexElizabeth Fairbrother [Wickenden]
Jane Wickenden, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexJane Grinham [Wickenden]
Sarah Smith, F, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: servantSarah Smith
Sarah Mankellow, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantSarah Mankellow
George Lockyer, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Lockyer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 3 people; occupation FarmerWilliam WickendenMead Farm1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Wickenden [Goodman]
DaughterFrances Luck [Wickenden]
DaughterHarriett Fairbrother [Wickenden]
DaughterElizabeth Fairbrother [Wickenden]
DaughterJane Grinham [Wickenden]
DaughterEmma Joslin [Wickenden]
Sister-in-law; occupation: house proprietorSarah Smith
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJohn Avery

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Wickenden, M, Head, married, age 56, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: farmer of 63 acres employing 2 men and 1 boyWilliam Wickenden, farmerMead Farm1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Wickenden, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Frant, SussexMary Wickenden
Emma Wickenden, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterEmma Wickenden
Amos Killick, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carterAmos Killick

1867Directory entryLedger David, farmer, MeadMeadPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusIsaac Ledger, M, Head, single, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 70 acres employing 2 labourersIsaac Ledger, farmerMeads1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Philidelphia Ledger, F, Mother, widowed, age 57, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's widowPhilidelphia Ledger
Caroline Ledger, F, Sister, single, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantCaroline Ledger
David Ledger, M, Brother, single, age 36, born Rotherfield, Sussex; handicap: idiotDavid Ledger
Isaac Verrall, M, Uncle, widowed, age 66, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: retired publicanIsaac Verrall
Ellen Smith, F, Visitor, single, age 24, born Maresfield, SussexEllen Smith
Alfred Godley, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantAlfred Godley
Robert Hope, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm servantRobert Hope

1874Directory entryLedger Isaac, farmer, MeadMeadPost Office Directory

c 1875Danegate, Redgate & Blackthorn Hill, North of Rotherfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyMead Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Cornford, M, Head, married, age 40, born Mayfield, occupation: farmerSamuel Cornford, farmerMead Farm1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Cornford, F, Wife, married, age 44, born RotherfieldSarah Cornford [Smith]
Frederick Cornford, M, Son, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, occupation: blacksmith journeymanFrederick Cornford
Ruth Cornford, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born RotherfieldRuth Cornford
Charles Cornford, M, Son, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, occupation: farm labourerCharles Cornford
William Cornford, M, Son, age 14, born Rotherfield, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Cornford
Sarah Ann Cornford, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholarSarah Ann Cornford
Fanny Cornford, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, occupation: scholarFanny Taylor [Cornford]
Amos Cornford, M, Son, age 4, born RotherfieldAmos Cornford
Jane Cornford, F, Daughter, age 2, born RotherfieldJane Cornford

1882Directory entryCornford Samuel, farmer, MeadMeadKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusSamuel Cornford, M, Head, married, age 50, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerSamuel Cornford, farmerMead Farm1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Cornford, F, Wife, married, age 53, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Cornford [Smith]
William Cornford, M, Son, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Cornford
Fanny Cornford, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, SussexFanny Taylor [Cornford]
Amos Cornford, M, Son, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexAmos Cornford
Janie Cornford, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJane Cornford

c 1899Redgate Mill & Blackdon Hill, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyMead Farm

2nd Apr 1911CensusCharles Cornford, M, Head, married, age 46, born Rotherfield; occupation: sewage works managerCharles Cornford, sewage works managerMeade Farm, Eridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Cornford, F, Wife, married 23 years, age 47, born Rotherfield, SussexAnn Cornford
Samuel Cornford, M, Son, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carter on farmSamuel Cornford
George Cornford, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carter on farmGeorge Cornford
Albert Cornford, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carter on farmAlbert Cornford
Thomas Cornford, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: schoolThomas Cornford
Annie Cornford, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: schoolAnnie Cornford

2001TodayMead Farm

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