The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Spratts  Rushton Road    Fletching  
Historical records

1597FreeholderRichard HarelingeSpratteBuckhurst Terrier
Richard Harelinge holds by deed tenement and land called Spratte, 10 acres, bounds:
  • Queens highway Fletchinge to Piltdowne to the South
  • Richard Michelborne, gent., to the West
  • the heirs of Adam Ashburnham to the North and East
Rent 2s. 2d.

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerThomas Cherryman, farm labourerSpratts, Rushton Road1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeEmma Cherryman
30th Mar 1851CensusSon, occupation: farm labourerGeorge Cherryman
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-daughter; occupation: scholarAnna Kenward
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-daughter; occupation: scholarEmma Kenward

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJames Langridge, farm labourerSpratts, Rushton Road1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeCharlotte Langridge [Hollingdale]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm labourerDaniel Langridge, ostler
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterRhoda Langridge
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarJames Langridge, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarEllen Ann Langridge
30th Mar 1851CensusNephew; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Langridge, farm labourer

1879RecollectionsMark Avis, farm labourerSprattsAshdown 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:

Avis, Mark. 62. Living at Spratts, Fletching. Laborer. Born in Fletching. When I was about 8 years old I went to work for Mr. Turner at the Church Farm, Fletching, for about 3 years as carter boy. I don't remember that he had any litter from the Forest there. I don't think he had because at that time he hired the Church Wood where he could get plenty of brakes. I then went to service as carter boy with Mr. Osborne at Woodcocks for 3 years............. I then returned to Mr. George Turner at the Church Farm for 20 1/2 years as carter till his death. ........................... I then went to work for Mr. Jesse Bellingham who used the Parsonage Farm and Hellwood Farm adjoining the Church Farm for 18 years till last Michaelmas when he gave them up.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusChas. Burley, M, Head, married, age 29, born Fletching, occupation: farm labourerCharles Burley, farm labourerSpratts1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouisa Burley, F, Wife, married, age 25, born FletchingLouisa Burley
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary A. Burley, F, Daughter, age 5, born FletchingMary A. Burley

3rd Apr 1881CensusThom. Gillett, M, Head, married, age 25, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerThomas Gillett, farm labourerSpratts1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary A. Gillett, F, Wife, married, age 28, born FletchingMary Ann Gillett [Page]
3rd Apr 1881CensusSelina Gillett, F, Daughter, age 9, born Fletching; occupation: scholarSelina Gillett
3rd Apr 1881CensusMildred Gillett, F, Daughter, age 3, born FletchingMildred Gillett
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeo. Gillett, M, Son, age 10 m, born FletchingGeorge Gillett
3rd Apr 1881CensusMark Avis, M, Lodger, widowed, age 64, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerMark Avis, farm labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusJas. Dadswell, M, Head, single, age 31, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Godley, shepherd and farm labourerSpratts1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizth. Dadswell, F, Mother, widowed, age 62, born Rotherfield; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth Dadswell [Godley]

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Bellingham, M, Head, married, age 29, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bellingham, farm labourerSpratts1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnna Bellingham, F, Wife, married, age 23, born WithyhamAnnabella Amy Bellingham [Killick]
3rd Apr 1881CensusIna D. Bellingham, F, Daughter, age 2, born WithyhamIna D. Bellingham
3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph W. Bellingham, M, Son, age 3 m, born FletchingJoseph Wiliam Bellingham

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