The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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1773FreemansFreemans, watercolour (17.2 x 25.9cm) painted by Samuel Hieronymus GrimmSamuel Hieronymus Grimm, topographical artist© British Library Board - Shelfmark: Additional MS 5671, Item number: f. 45 (no. 78)

c 1795South of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamGreat Freemans

c 1795South of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamLittle Freemans

c 1795Mayfield, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamLittle Freemans

c 1825South of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodFreemans Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Marchant, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation FarmerThomas Marchant, farmerGreat Freemans Farm1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Harriet Marchant, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexHarriet Rogers [Marchant]
Anna Marchant, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexAnna Elizabeth Marchant
John Marchant, M, age 47, born Sussex; occupation: independentJohn Marchant, farmer
James Hall, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantJames Hall
Robert Ovenden, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantRobert Ovenden
Mary Peerless, F, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Peerless
Sophia Parks, F, age 13, born Sussex; occupation ServantSophia Parks

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 7 people; occupation: farmerThomas Marchant, farmerGreat Freemans1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeEliza Marchant [Dadswell]
DaughterHarriet Rogers [Marchant]
Daughter; occupation: scholarAnna Elizabeth Marchant
DaughterHelen Marchant
Brother; occupation: retired farmerJohn Marchant, farmer
VisitorMary Wickens
Servant; occupation: general servantAnn Dadswell [Card]
Servant, occupation: farm labourerPeter Bones, farm labourer
Servant, occupation: farm labourerPeter Bones, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: stone masonWilliam Frost, farm labourerCottage1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeMary Ann Frost [Cole]
DaughterSarah Hazelden [Frost]
Son; occupation: stone masonWilliam Frost, carpenter
Daughter; occupation: scholarEliza Hall [Frost]
Son; occupation: scholarDavid Frost
DaughterAnna Parks [Frost]
DaughterJane Saunders [Frost]
DaughterHarriot Jarrett [Frost]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Bailey, farm labourerLittle Freemans1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeRuth Bailey [Hollands]
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Ann Dadswell [Bailey]
Son; occupation: scholarWilliam Henry Bailey, master baker
DaughterHarriet Cornford [Bailey]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerJoseph Bones, farm labourerLittle Freemans1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Bones [Smith]
DaughterSarah Ann Bones
Son, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bones, farm labourer
DaughterMary Bones
Daughter, occupation: scholarHarriet Bones
Daughter, occupation: scholarMaria Bones
DaughterHannah Bones
SonJames Bones, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm LabourerRichard Parks, farm labourerLittle Freemans1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Parks [Killick]
Son; occupation Farm LabourerGeorge Parks
Son; occupation Farm LabourerJesse Stenning Parks
DaughterSarah Rebbeck [Bellingham] [Parks]
Lodger, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Barden, farm labourer
Lodger's wifeSophia Barden

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Hammond, farm labourerLittle Freemans1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Hammond
SonEdward Hammond
DaughterElizabeth Hammond
LodgerHannah Smith

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Edwards, M, Head, married, age 57, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 250 acres employing 9 men and 6 boys, also valuer of land, timber and displacementsGeorge Edwards, farmer and builderFreemans1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Ann Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Dallinghoo, Suffolk; occupation: farmer's wifeAnn Edwards [Aldis]
Thomas Manklelow, M, Servant, single, age 25, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: servant and milkmanThomas Manktellow
Owen M Sands, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: carter ladOwen M. Sands
Phoebe Turk, F, Servant, widowed, age 50, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: house servant and dairymaidPhebe Paine [Turk]

1867Directory entryEdwards George, jun. carpenter, Freeman'sFreeman'sPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Gorringe, M, Head, married, age 37, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Gorringe, farm labourerLittle Freemans1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Sarah Gorringe, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Mayfield, SussexSarah Gorringe
Ann Gorringe, F, Daughter, age 13, born Mayfield, SussexAnn Gorringe
Harriet Gorringe, F, Daughter, age 11, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHarriet Gorringe
Mary Gorringe, F, Daughter, age 9, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Gorringe
Esther Gorringe, F, Daughter, age 7, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEsther Gorringe
William Gorringe, M, Son, age 6, born Mayfield, SussexWilliam Gorringe
Alfred Gorringe, M, Son, age 4, born Mayfield, SussexAlfred Gorringe
Elizabeth Gorringe, F, Daughter, age 3, born Mayfield, SussexElizabeth Gorringe
Ruth Gorringe, F, Daughter, age 1, born Mayfield, SussexRuth Gorringe

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam White, M, Head, married, age 38, born Hurstpierpoint, Sussex; occupation: pedlarWilliam White, pedlarLittle Freemans1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Jane White, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Christchurch, Hampshire; occupation: pedlarJane White
Walter White, M, Son, age 6, born Lindfield, SussexWalter White
Rosie White, F, Daughter, age 4, born Brighton, SussexRosie White
Alfred White, M, Son, age 2, born Maresfield, SussexAlfred White
Louisa Green, F, Boarder, widowed, age 65, born Wimbourne, Dorset; occupation: pedlarLouisa Green

2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Edwards, M, Head, married, age 67, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 160 acres employing 7 labourers and 2 boysGeorge Edwards, farmer and builderFreeman's Farm1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Ann Edwards, F, Wife, married, age 70, born Dallinghoo, SuffolkAnn Edwards [Aldis]
Algae Southon, M, Servant, single, age 26, born Benenden, Kent; occupation: farm servantAlgae Southon
Fanny Manser, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servantFanny Paine [Manser]
Harriet Rogers, F, Servant, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servantHarriett Elizabeth Rogers [Rogers]

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Tapsell, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Tapsell, farm labourerFreeman's1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Ansley Tapsell, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Mayfield, SussexAnsley Tapsell
Henry E Tapsell, M, Son, age 8, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHenry E. Tapsell
Isaac S Tapsell, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarIsaac S. Tapsell
Mary J Tapsell, F, Daughter, age 3, born Mayfield, SussexMary J. Tapsell
George Tapsell, M, Son, age 3m, born Mayfield, SussexGeorge Tapsell

2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Rogers, M, Head, married, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Rogers, farm labourerFreeman's1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Ann Rogers, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Rotherfield, SussexAnn Rodgers [Card]
Alfred Rogers, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred Rodgers
George Rogers, M, Son, age 2m, born Mayfield, SussexGeorge Rodgers

2nd Apr 1871CensusAlfred Hesman, M, Head, married, age 19, born Mayfield, SussexAlfred John Hesman, farmerFreeman's1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Ellen Hesman, F, Wife, married, age 18, born Ticehurst, SussexEllen Hesman [Dibley]

1874Directory entryEdwards George, farmer, FreemansFreemansPost Office Directory

c 1875Ordnance Place, Butchers Cross and Cowden, West of Mayfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyFreemans Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Erenden, M, Head, married, age 53, born Mayfield; occupation: farmerWilliam Erenden, farmerLittle Freeman1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Naomi Erenden, F, Wife, married, age 48, born MayfieldNaomi Erenden
Esther Erenden, F, Daughter, age 25, born MayfieldEsther Erenden
Naomi Erenden, F, Daughter, age 21, born MayfieldNaomi Erenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusDaniel Manser, M, Head, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, employs 1 man and 3 boys; occupation: farmer and bricklayerDaniel Mancer, farmer and bricklayerFreemans1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Lucy Manser, M, Wife, married, age 52, born MayfieldLucy Manser [Bonds]
Ruth Manser, F, Daughter, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation: dairy maidRuth Manser

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdmund Medbury, M, Head, married, age 57, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerEdmund Medbury, farm labourerFreemans Cottage1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Frances Medbury, F, Wife, married, age 57, born MayfieldFrances Medbury
Esther Medbury, F, Daughter, age 15, born MayfieldEsther Medbury
John Medbury, M, Son, age 13, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarJohn Medbury
Ellen Medbury, F, Daughter, age 9, born MayfieldEllen Medbury

5th Apr 1891CensusDaniel Manser, M, Head, married, age 64, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerDaniel Mancer, farmer and bricklayerFreemans Farm1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Lucy Manser, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Mayfield, SussexLucy Manser [Bonds]
Caroline Eldridge, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 64, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: living on own meansCaroline Eldridge

5th Apr 1891CensusHorace Comford, M, Head, married, age 27, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHorace Comford, farm labourerFreemans Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Ruth Comford, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, SussexRuth Comford
Owen Comford, M, Son, age 3, born Mayfield, SussexOwen Comford
Ellen Comford, F, Daughter, age 2, born Mayfield, SussexEllen Comford

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