The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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8th Jun 1598Leaseholder (21 yrs)Thomas Richardsonmansion or manor house BirchdenBuckhurst Terrier
Thomas Richardson, yeoman, of Birchden holds by deed the capital messuage, mansion or manor house Birchden with Sanden, Sanden Mead, Birchden Rocks, the Downes, Claiton Lands, Perriefeild, Russells field, Hollard field, waste ground, and also one iron forge called commonlie by the name of Birchden Forge, with certain Fineries, Blowmeries, Chafferies, and with all ponds, watercourse, streames, banks, baies and other appurtenances of The Manor of Birchden, in all 252 acres: viz., meadow 34 acres, pasture 82 acres, arable 20 acres, wood 115 acres.
Rent £52 and 2 fat capons alive on 20th November.

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

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Diplock, farm labourerBirchden1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Diplock [Hider]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Diplock
30th Mar 1851CensusSonDavid Diplock
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterJane Diplock

c 1875Birchden, Park Corner & Cobbarn, South of Groombridge - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyOld Birchden Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusThos. Hall, M, Head, married, age 30, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourerThomas Hall, farm labourerOld Birch Den1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Hall, F, Wife, married, age 31, born WithyhamMary Anne Hall [Cole]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdith Hall, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarEdith Charlotte Hall
3rd Apr 1881CensusAmy Hall, F, Daughter, age 4, born RotherfieldHarriet Amy Hall
3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Edmond, M, Lodger, single, age 18, born Withyham; occupation: gardenerSamuel Edmond

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