The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Fair Oak Farm  Fair Oak Street  Witherenden Road  Mayfield  
Historical records

c 1795Bibleham, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamFair Oak

c 1825Bibleham, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodFair Oak

6th Jun 1841CensusRobert Durrant, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: farmerRobert Cornwall Parker DurrantFair Oak1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Frederick Durrant, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexFrederick Durrant
Edgar Durrant, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexEdgar Durrant
Lenard Durrant, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexLeonard Durrant
Ann Rochester, F, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation ServantAnn Rochester
Mary Wicken, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantMary Wicken
William Collin, M, age 14, born Sussex, occupation: servantWilliam Collin
Peter Diplock, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantPeter Diplock

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 3+ people; occupation: farmerRobert Cornwall Parker DurrantFair Oak Farm House1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeAinsley Durrant [Rochester]
DaughterCaroline Winifred Durrant
Servant; occupation Farm LabourerJames Pankhurst
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Knight
Servant, occupation: house servantSarah Collens

7th Apr 1861CensusRobert Durrant, M, Head, married, age 45, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 60 acres employing 3 men and 1 boy, and sheriff officerRobert Durrant, farmerFair Oak1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Ann Durrant, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's wifeAnn Durrant
Caroline Durrant, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterCaroline Durrant
Elizabeth Man, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantElizabeth Man
George Baldock, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: man servantGeorge Baldock
Walter Umphrey, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: carter boyWalter Humphry

1867Directory entryDurrant Robert Cornwell Parker, farmer, Fair oakFair oakPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusRobt C. P. Durrant, M, Head, married, age 56, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 130 acres employing 4 men and 2 boysRobert C. P. Durrant, farmerFair Oak1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Ann Durrant, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Mayfield, SussexAnn Durrant
Leonard Durrant, M, Son, single, age 34, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: draper unemployedLeonard Durrant
Caroline W. Durrant, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterCaroline W. Durrant
Alfred Brooker, M, Servant, age 16, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Brooker, milk carrier

1874Directory entryDurrant Robert Cornwell Parker, farmer, Fair OakFair OakPost Office Directory

c 1875Merryweather, Luckhurst, Gillhope & Fair Oak, East of Mayfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyLittle Fair Oak Farm

1882Directory entryDurrant Robert Cornwell Parker, farmer, Fair OakFair OakKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Avery Knight, M, Head, married, age 27, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Avery Knight, farmerFairoak Farm House1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Emily Jane Knight, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Westminster, LondonEmily Jane Knight
Beatrice Anna Knight, F, Daughter, age 7 months, born Mayfield, SussexBeatrice Anna Knight
Martha Maskell, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Mayfield, SussexMartha Maskell

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Goodsell, M, Head, married, age 54, born Ewhurst, Sussex; occupation: sawyer and carpenterThomas Goodsell, sawyer and carpenterFairoak Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Mercy Goodsell, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Beckley, SussexMercy Goodsell
Niah Goodsell, M, Son, single, age 19, born Hollington, Sussex; occupation: sawyer and carpenterNiah Goodsell
Ernest Goodsell, M, Son, single, age 15, born St Leonards, Kent; occupation: under gamekeeperErnest Goodsell
Alice Goodsell, F, Daughter, age 9, born Ewhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlice Goodsell

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Mercer, M, Head, married, age 50, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam Mercer, farm labourerFairoak Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Mary Mercer, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Wadhurst, SussexMary Mercer [Colvin]
Robert Mercer, M, Son, single, age 19, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerRobert Mercer
Emily Mercer, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation General HouseworkEmily Mercer
Alice Rose Mercer, F, Daughter, age 10, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation ScholarAlice Rose Mercer
Grace Anne Mercer, F, Daughter, age 7, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation ScholarGrace Anne Mercer
Edith Mercer, F, Daughter, age 5, born Mayfield, SussexEdith Mercer
Kate Louisa Lucy Mercer, F, Daughter, age 9 months, born Mayfield, SussexKate Louisa Lucy Mercer
Daisy Mercer, F, Granddaughter, age 1, born Mayfield, SussexDaisy Mercer

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