The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Holmwood, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Holmwood, farmerSpring Gardens1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusFrances Holmwood, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexFrances Holmwood [Walter] [Funnell]
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Holmwood [Walter], M, [StepSon], age 15 to 19, born SussexJohn Walter
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Turk, F, age 16, born Sussex; occupation: servantAnne Baker [Turk]

6th Jun 1841CensusAlfred Moon, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Moon, farm labourerSpring Gardens1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Moon, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexElizabeth Moon [Lewry]
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Moon, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexThomas Moon

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Leonard, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation Shoe makerThomas Leonard, shoemakerSpring Gardens1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSusan Leonard, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexSusan Leonard
6th Jun 1841CensusLeo Leonard, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexLeo Leonard
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Leonard, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexThomas Leonard
6th Jun 1841CensusMartha Leonard, F, [Mother], age 63, born Sussex; occupation Needle womanMartha Leonard [Bishop]
6th Jun 1841CensusLucy Leonard, F, [Relation], age 16, born Sussex; occupation ServantLucy Leonard

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 1 person; occupation: farmerWilliam Holmwood, farmerLower Spring Gardens1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeFrances Holmwood [Walter] [Funnell]
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: farm labourerJohn Tester, road man
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: general servantCharlotte Best [Brown]
30th Mar 1851CensusStep son; occupation Farm LabourerJohn Walter
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-sonJames Walter

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: bricklayerHenry Haiselden, bricklayerLower Spring Gardens1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeSophia Haiselden
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarEdwin Haiselden
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEsther Haiselden

1874Directory entryDiplock Jas., farmer, Low. Spring gardensLow. Spring gardensPost Office Directory

c 1875RecollectionsJames Diplock, farmerLower Spring GardensAshdown 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:

Diplock, James. Farmer, aged 49. Owns about 40 acres called Lower Spring Gardens. Bought it 17 years ago. Part is copyhold (3 tenements) of Duddleswell Manor paying Quit rent of 10s., 2s. 6d., and Is. His Grandfather owned land close by called Mailing Down, about 50 acres, and his Father after him.


c 1875Fairwarp, Hendall, Lampool and Whitehouse, North of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyLower Spring-garden

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Diplock, M, Head, married, age 54, born Fletching, employs 1 labourer; occupation: farmerJames Diplock, farmerLower Spring Gardens1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Diplock, F, Wife, married, age 52, born FletchingMary Diplock [Carr]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily S. Diplock, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born MaresfieldEmily S. Diplock
3rd Apr 1881CensusEsther Diplock, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born MaresfieldEsther Diplock
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry T. Diplock, M, Son, single, age 17, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerHenry T. Diplock
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlbert Diplock, M, Son, age 15, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerAlbert Diplock
3rd Apr 1881CensusAda M. Diplock, F, Daughter, age 9, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarAda M. Diplock

1882Directory entryDiplock Jas. farmer, Lower Spring gardensLower Spring gardensKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryDiplock, James, farmer and surveyor, Lower Spring gardensLower Spring gardensBrooker's Guide

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