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26th Feb 1839Birchden, South of Groombridge - 1839Richard Smith and David Card (occupiers) and Lord Abergavenny (owner)Richard Smith, farm labourerTwo Tenements, Cottages and Gardens (0 acres 2 roods 21 perches) plot 78Rotherfield Tithe Map
David Card, farm labourer & mole-catcher

26th Feb 1839Birchden, South of Groombridge - 1839William Allcorn and Thomas Newman (occupiers) and Henry Thwaites (devisee in trust), Robert Foreman and John Baker Stapley (owners)Thomas Newman, farm labourerHouse and Garden (0 acres 1 roods 0 perches) plot 83Rotherfield Tithe Map

26th Feb 1839Birchden, South of Groombridge - 1839Richard King (occupier) and Henry Thwaites (devisee in trust), Robert Foreman and John Baker Stapley (owners)Richard King, farm labourerHouse and Garden (0 acres 0 roods 20 perches) plot 86Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard King, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerRichard King, farm labourerCottage, Birchden1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Fanny King, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexFanny King [Collins]
Elizabeth King, F, [Daughter], age 15, born SussexElizabeth Wilmshurst [King]
William King, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexWilliam King
Fanny King, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexFanny Adams [Sales] [King]
James King, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexJames King
Sarah King, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexSarah King

6th Jun 1841CensusDavid Card, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDavid Card, farm labourer & mole-catcherCottage, Birchden1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Philadelphia Card, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexPhiladelphia Card [Gammon]
Caroline Card, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexCaroline Woodhams [Card]
Elizabeth Budgen, F, age 10, born SussexElizabeth Budgen

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Smith, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born SussexRichard Smith, farm labourerCottage, Birchden1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Smith, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Smith [Allen]
Robert Smith, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexRobert Smith
Ann Smith, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexAnn Smith
William Smith, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexWilliam Smith
Lizer Smith, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexEliza Smith
Henry Smith, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexHenry Smith
James Smith, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexJames Smith

6th Jun 1841CensusDavid Parker, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDavid Parker, farm labourerNew Birchden1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Parker, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexElizabeth Parker [Basset]

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Newman, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Newman, farm labourerNew Birchden1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Newman, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexElizabeth Newman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerWilliam StevensNew Birchden1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Stevens [Baldwin]
DaughterMary Ann Turner [Stevens]
Son; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Stevens
Son; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Stevens
Son; occupation ScholarJames Stevens
Daughter; occupation ScholarPhiladelphia Hale [Stevens]
Daughter; occupation ScholarSarah Stevens
SonJohn Stevens
SonThomas Stevens

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerCharles Cole, farm labourerNew Birchden1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeHarriott Cole [Jenner]
DaughterMary Anne Hall [Cole]
Lodger; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Jenner, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerPeter Jenner, farm labourerNew Birchden1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Son; occupation: farm labourerStephen Jenner, farm labourer
Son; occupation: farm labourerJoseph Jenner
DaughterMargaret Hoath [Jenner]
Son-in-law; occupation: farmerWilliam Hoath, farmer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerThomas LucksfordNew Birchden1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeJudith Lucksford [Ingerfield]
Son; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Lucksford
Daughter; occupation: scholarHannah Luxford
Son; occupation: scholarThomas Luxford
Lodger; occupation: farm labourerFrederick Divall, fish dealer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerJames Barden, farm labourerNew Birchden1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMaria Barden
Son, occupation: farm labourerThomas Barden
Son, occupation: farm labourerEdward Barden
Son, occupation: scholarJames Barden
Daughter, occupation: scholarLucy Barden

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed; occupation: farm labourerRichard King, farm labourerNew Birchden1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Daughter; occupation: school mistressElizabeth Wilmshurst [King]
Son; occupation: farm labourerWilliam King
Daughter; occupation: scholarSarah King

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerThomas StevensNew Birchden1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Stevens [Adams]
DaughterMary Stevens
DaughterHarriett Stevens

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJames Neeves, farm labourerNew Birchden1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeSophia Neeves
Daughter; occupation: scholarEden Neeves
SonThomas Neeves
SonJames Neeves, gardener

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEdward Field, farm labourerNew Birchden1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeLucy Field [Sales]
Son; occupation: scholarEdward S. Field
Son; occupation: scholarWilliam Field

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerRobert Burfoot, farm labourerNew Birchden1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeFrances Burfoot [Wise]
Daughter; occupation: scholarFrances Goodsell [Burfoot]
DaughterElizabeth Seymour [Burfoot]
DaughterMary Burfoot

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Neve, M, Head, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: nursery foremanWilliam Neve, nursery foremanBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Ann Neve, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Tunbridge, KentMary Ann Neve
Thomas Frederick Neve, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarThomas Frederick Neve
Florence Neve, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFlorence Neve
William Neve, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Neve
Albert Edward Neve, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlbert Edward Neve
Mary Ann Neve, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Ann Neve
Sidney Neve, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexSidney Neve
Leonard Graham Neve, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexLeonard Graham Neve

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Pollington, M, Head, married, age 48, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Pollington, farm labourerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Pollington, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Withyham, SussexAnne Pollington [Burfoot]
Joseph Pollington, M, Son, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: stockmanJoseph Pollington
Daniel Pollington, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarDaniel Pollington
Matilda Pollington, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexMatilda Pollington

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Avis, M, Head, married, age 55, born Isfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Avis, farm labourerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriet Avis, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriett Avis [Taylor]
Alice Avis, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlice Elsie Avis
Nelly Avis, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarNellie Avis

5th Apr 1891CensusAlbert Sumners, M, Head, married, age 32, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiffAlbert Sumners, farm bailiffBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Julia Sumners, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Frant, SussexJulia Sumners
Horace Sumners, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHorace Sumners
Rose Sumners, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarRose Sumners
Sarah Sumners, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSarah Sumners
Edith Sumners, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEdith Sumners
Lilian Sumners, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarLilian Sumners
Kate Sumners, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexKate Sumners
Florence Sumners, F, Daughter, age 4 months, born Rotherfield, SussexFlorence Sumners
Albert Turner, M, Boarder, single, age 47, born Billingshurst, Sussex; occupation: stationary engine driverAlbert Turner

5th Apr 1891CensusHiram Harmer, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHiram Henry Harman, farm labourerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Annie Harmer, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Rotherfield, SussexAnnie Rebecca Harman [Saunders]
Annie Harmer, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexAnnie Harman
Albert Harmer, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAlbert Hiram Harman
Ruth Harmer, F, Daughter, age 9 months, born Rotherfield, SussexRuth Harman
George Elbrow, M, Lodger, single, age 60, born Berkshire; occupation: gardenerGeorge Elbrow

5th Apr 1891CensusEdwin William Warnett, M, Head, married, age 56, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation Nursery GardenerEdwin William WarnettBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ellen Warnett, F, Wife, married, age 7, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation LaundressEllen Warnett
James William Warnett, M, Son, single, age 18, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation Nursery GardenerJames William Warnett
Arthur Warnett, M, Son, single, age 16, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation Nursery GardenerArthur Warnett
Frederick Warnett, M, Son, single, age 14, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation Telegraph ClerkFrederick Warnett
Maria Barden, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 92, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation Retired LaundressMaria Barden
Hannah Wren, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation LaundrymaidHannah Wren
Leah Bailey, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: laundrymaidLeah Bailey
Elizabeth Clifton, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Battle, Sussex; occupation: laundrymaidElizabeth Clifton

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Barden, M, Head, married, age 65, born Rotherfield, Sussex, occupation: market gardenerThomas Barden, market gardenerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Barden, F, Wife, married, age 65, born West Hoathly, SussexSarah Barden
Sarah Hemsley, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born Forest Row, SussexSarah Hemsley
George Langridge, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Portslade, Sussex; occupation: assistant gardenerGeorge Langridge, gardener
Elizabeth Annie Chatfield, F, Servant, age 75, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantElizabeth Annie Chatfield

5th Apr 1891CensusDavid Bassett, M, Head, married, age 34, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: nursery gardenerDavid Bassett, labourerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Bassett [Allcorn]
Maria Allcorn, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 69, born Rotherfield, SussexMaria Allcorn [Parker]
Lousia Allcorn, F, Niece, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: nursing servantLouisa Johnson Allcorn
George Allcorn, M, Nephew, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: tannerGeorge Frederick John Allcorn, tanner
Frederick Smith, M, Boarder, single, age 15, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: nursery gardenerFrederick Smith

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Peerless, M, Head, married, age 67, born Greenwich, Kent; occupation: pensioner fom police serviceJohn Peerless, police superintendentBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Charlotte Peerless, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Withyham, SussexCharlotte Peerless

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Fenner, M, Head, married, age 53, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Fenner, farm labourerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Caroline Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Rotherfield, SussexCaroline Fenner [Smith]
Emma Fenner, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, SussexEmma Ann Card [Fenner]
William Fenner, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Henry Fenner
Caroline Fenner, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, SussexCaroline Frances Turner [Fenner]
Albert Fenner, M, Son, single, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlbert Edward Fenner
Alfred Sayers, M, Lodger, single, age 45, born Bangor, North Wales; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Sayers

2nd Apr 1911CensusSamuel Diplock, M, Head, married, age 60, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Diplock, farm labourer6 Birchden Cottages, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Caroline Diplock, F, Wife, married 41 years, age 61, born Withyham, SussexCaroline Diplock
Samuel Diplock, M, Son, single, age 26, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Diplock
George H. Davy, M, Boarder, single, age 16, born Diss, Norfolk; occupation: nurserymanGeorge H. Davy

2nd Apr 1911CensusThomas Larissey, M, Head, married, age 42, born Handsworth, Yorkshire; occupation: nursery propagatorThomas Larissey, nursery propagatorBirchden Cottages, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Frances Larissey, F, Wife, married 6 years, age 40, born Crowborough, SussexFrances Larissey
Mary M Larissey, F, Daughter, age 7, born Groombridge, SussexMary M Larissey
Olive F Larissey, F, Daughter, age 6, born Groombridge, SussexOlive F Larissey
Percy J Larissey, M, Son, age 5, born Groombridge, SussexPercy J Larissey

2nd Apr 1911CensusDavid Bassett, M, Head, married, age 55, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: nurseryman labourerDavid Bassett, labourer3 Birchden Cottages, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Bassett, F, Wife, married 35 years, age 54, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Bassett [Allcorn]
Thomas Taylor, M, Boarder, single, age 29, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: nurseryman labourerBernard Thomas Taylor
Daniel Taylor, M, Boarder, single, age 23, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: nurseryman labourerDaniel Taylor

2nd Apr 1911CensusGeorge Baxter Sharpe, M, Head, married, age 60, born Raithby, Lincolnshire; occupation: nursery propagatorGeorge Baxter Sharpe, nursery propagatorBirchden Cottages, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Fanny Sharpe, F, Wife, married 25 years, age 53, born Speldhurst, KentFanny Sharpe
Reginald Samuel Sharpe, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: assistant propagatorReginald Samuel Sharpe
Fanny Elizabeth Sharpe, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, SussexFanny Elizabeth Sharpe
Kathleen Sharpe, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: schoolKathleen Sharpe
Dorothy Clariss Sharpe, F, Granddaughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexDorothy Clariss Sharpe

2nd Apr 1911CensusNelson Fuller, M, Head, married, age 40, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerNelson Fuller, farm labourerBirchden Cottages, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Ellen Fuller, F, Wife, married 18 years, age 42, born Brighton, SussexMary Ellen Fuller
Lily Jane Fuller, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: nursemaidLily Jane Fuller
Edith Rose Fuller, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexEdith Rose Fuller
Frederick Baker, M, Uncle, single, age 67, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: retired roadmanFrederick Baker

2nd Apr 1911CensusLucy Neve, F, Head, single, age 48, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: boarding house keeperLucy Neve, boarding house keeperBirchden Cottages, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harry Midmore, M, Boarder, single, age 34, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: nursery foremanHarry Midmore
Albert Luxford, M, Boarder, single, age 25, born Horsham, Sussex; occupation: nursery labourerAlbert Luxford

2nd Apr 1911CensusHiram Harman, M, Head, married, age 48, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: estate labourerHiram Harman, estate labourerBirchden Cottages, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Annie Harman, F, Wife, married 25 years, age 45, born Eridge, SussexAnnie Harman
Annie Harman, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Eridge, SussexAnnie Harman
Albert Harman, M, Son, single, age 22, born Eridge, Sussex; occupation: estate labourerAlbert Harman
Ruth Harman, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Eridge, Sussex; occupation: millinery assistantRuth Harman
Elizabeth Harman, F, Daughter, age 9, born Eridge, Sussex; occupation: schoolElizabeth Harman

2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Thomas Crittenden, M, Head, married, age 48, born Ewhurst, Sussex; occupation: labourer on farmJohn Thomas Crittenden, labourer on farmBirchden Cottages, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Esther Mary Crittenden, F, Wife, married 27 years, age 48, born Salehurst, SussexEsther Mary Crittenden
Albert Charley Crittenden, M, Son, single, age 15, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: milkmanAlbert Charley Crittenden
Samson Jesse Crittenden, M, Son, age 12, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: schoolSamson Jesse Crittenden
Marjory Mary Crittenden, F, Daughter, age 7, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: schoolMarjory Mary Crittenden
Lydia Eve Crittenden, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: schoolLydia Eve Crittenden
Charles Crittenden, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexCharles Crittenden
Joseph Brockhurst, M, Boarder, widowed, age 40, born Battle, Sussex; occupation: carter on farmJoseph Brockhurst
Albert Brockhurst, M, Boarder, age 12, born Chalvington, Sussex; occupation: schoolAlbert Brockhurst

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