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6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam King, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam King, farm labourerSpring1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusAnne King, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexAnn King
6th Jun 1841CensusHannah King, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexHannah King
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam King, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexWilliam King
6th Jun 1841CensusAnne King, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexAnne King
6th Jun 1841CensusMary King, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexMary King
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge King, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexGeorge King

6th Jun 1841CensusSoloman Staplehurst, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerSoloman StaplehurstSpring1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusCaroline Staplehurst, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexCaroline Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusSusan Staplehurst, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexSusan Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Staplehurst, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexWilliam Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Staplehurst, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexJohn Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Staplehurst, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexJames Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Staplehurst, F, [Mother], age 65 to 69, born SussexMary Staplehurst

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Dorant, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Ireland; occupation: surveyorThomas Dorant, surveyorSpring1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusJoseph Smith, M, age 12; occupation Farm labourerJoseph Smith

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, employs 2 people; occupation FarmerHenry StevensSpring Farm1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusServant, occupation: farm labourerJames Brewman
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: general servantElizabeth Maynard
30th Mar 1851CensusSonJohn Stevens
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter-in-lawMary Ann Stevens [Leppard]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation ScholarHerbert Stevens
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation ScholarOwen Stevens
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation ScholarSidney Stevens
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterClara Stevens
30th Mar 1851CensusSonUnnamed son Stevens
30th Mar 1851CensusNurse; occupation: charwomanMartha Langridge [Ellis]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam King, farm labourerSpring House1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeAnn King
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterMary King
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarEllen King
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEmma Elizabeth King

1867Directory entryStevenson Henry, farmer, Spring farmSpring farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryStevenson Henry, farmer, Spring farmSpring farmPost Office Directory

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

1879RecollectionsJohn StevensonSpring 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, John. 62. Born in Fletching Street, 16 December 1816. Father, Henry Stevenson, was a bargeman. I helped him. In 1838 he took the Spring Farm and Bottings Farm in Fletching, 40 acres (Sir S. M. Wilson) and about 10 years after he took the Pasture Fields, 20 acres in Fletching (Sir S. M. Wilson). He farmed the whole till his death at Christmas 1878 and I succeeded him

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3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Stevenson, M, Head, married, age 44, born Fletching, employs 2 men and 1 boy; occupation FarmerJohn StevensonSpring Farm House1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Stevenson, F, Wife, married, age 59, born StanmerMary Ann Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert Stevenson, M, Son, married, age 39, born Fletching; occupation Farm labourerHerbert Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenery Stevenson, M, Son, single, age 22, born Fletching; occupation CarpenterWilliam Henry Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusBertha Stevenson, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Fletching; occupation DressmakerBertha Laura Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusSidney Stevenson, M, Gr Son, single, age 13, born Fletching; occupation Farm labourerSidney Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusErnest Stevenson, M, Gr Son, single, age 8, born Fletching; occupation ScholarErnest Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusJeminah Ellet, F, Servant, age 22, born Fletching; occupation: general servantJeminah Ellet
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Reader, M, Ag Laborer, single, age 80, born KentEdward Reader

1882Directory entryStevenson John, farmer, Spring farmSpring farmKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryStevenson, John, Spring farmSpring farmBrooker's Guide

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