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1851Stevenson, JamesJames Stevenson, journeymanKnabbs FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Weller, farm labourerKnabb, Fletching Village1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeBarbara Weller [Spicer]
SonReuben Weller, farm labourer
Daughter; occupation: scholarSarah Ann Weller
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Weller
Daughter; occupation: scholarEmily Weller
DaughterThirza Weller

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 3 people; occupation: farmerJames Stevenson, journeymanKnabb, Fletching Village1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Stevenson [Bateman]
Son; occupation: farm labourerJames Stevenson
Son, disabledDaniel Stevenson
occupation: farm labourerEphraim Stevenson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Stevenson, farm labourerKnabb, Fletching Village1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeEliza Stevenson [Mepham]

1867Directory entryStevenson James, farmer, Knabb's farmKnabb's farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryStevenson Wm., farmer, Knabb's farmKnabb's farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Sheffield Park, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyKnabbs Farm

1879RecollectionsWilliam Stevenson, farm labourerKnabbs FarmAshdown Forest dispute

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Stevenson, William. 61. Knabbs Farm, Fletching. Born in Fletching Street. My Father James Stevenson was a bargeman on the River Ouse and I worked with him. When I was about 21 years old my Father took the Knabbs Farm, 13 acres, (Lord Sheffield) and the Vicar's Glebe, 15 acres, and I continued the barge work but being at home once or twice every week and helping him in slack times. About 25 to 30 years ago he took in addition the Green Farm (Lord Sheffield), 46 acres. He died February 7 1874, and I took the farms on after him and hold them now.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Stevenson, M, Head, married, age 62, born Fletching, employs 3 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmerWilliam Stevenson, farm labourerKnab Farm House1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Eliza Stevenson, F, Wife, married, age 55, born FletchingEliza Stevenson [Mepham]
William Charles Stevenson, M, Son, single, age 16, born FletchingWilliam Charles Stevenson
Elizabeth Stevenson, F, Mother, widowed, age 88, born Maresfield; occupation: annuitantElizabeth Stevenson [Bateman]
James Stevenson, M, Brother, widowed, age 53, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerJames Stevenson
William Mepham, M, Father In Law, widowed, age 89, born Mayfield; occupation: retired carpenterWilliam Mepham, farm labourer
Harriett Jillett, F, Sister In Law, widowed, age 59, born Fletching; occupation: servantHarriett Jillett [Mepham]
Harriett Jillett, F, Sister In Law, widowed, age 59, born Fletching; occupation: servantHarriett Jillett [Mepham]
William King, M, Boarder, single, age 49, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerWilliam King
Alfred King, M, Boarder, widowed, age 53, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerAlfred King

3rd Apr 1881CensusTamer Stevenson, F, Head, widowed, age 35, born Newick; occupation: domestic servantTamar (Ann) Lockyer [Stevenson] [Siffleet]Knab Farm House1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Epheriam James Stevenson, M, Son, age 6, born Fletching; occupation: scholarEphraim James Stevenson
Martha Elizabeth Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 4, born Fletching; occupation: scholarMartha Elizabeth Stevenson

1882Directory entryStevenson Wm., farmer, Knabb's farmKnabb's farmKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryStevenson, William, Knabb farmKnabb farmBrooker's Guide

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