The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Meers [a.k.a. Miers] Farm    Five Ashes  Mayfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 285

Historical records

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

6th Jun 1841CensusSamuel Baker, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation: farmerSamuel Baker, farmerMeers1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Henry Baker, M, [Son], age 25 to 29, born SussexHenry Baker, labourer
James Blackman, M, age 25 to 29, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerJames Blackman
William Head, M, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Head
William Head, M, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Head
Elizabeth Willsher, F, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation ServantElizabeth Willsher
Elizabeth Crowhurst, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantElizabeth Crowhurst
Eliza Piper, F, age 12, born Sussex; occupation ServantEliza Piper

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 14 people; occupation: farmerBenjamin Austin, farmerMeers1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Austin
Servant; occupation: servantCharles Giles, licensed victualler
Servant; occupation: dairywomanElizabeth Giles
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJohn Baker
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJohn Guy
Nephew; occupation FarmerThomas Wimshurst
Servant; occupation: general servantLois Head
Servant; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Hall, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation PauperLucy RussellMeers1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Son; occupation Farm LabourerNathan Russell
Lodger; occupation: farm labourerJohn Hall, farm labourer

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Styles, M, Head, married, age 44, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 226 acres employing 4 men and 3 boysWilliam Styles, farmerMeers Farm House1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Mary Styles, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Wadhurst, SussexMary Styles
John Styles, M, Son, single, age 23, born West Tarring, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJohn Styles
Mary Ann Styles, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterMary Ann Styles
William Styles, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonWilliam Styles
Jamima Styles, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterJamima Styles
Albert Styles, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonAlbert Styles
William Fairbrother, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantWilliam Fairbrother

1867Directory entryStyles William, farmer, MeersMeersPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Styles, M, Head, single, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 230 acres employing 4 men and 1 boyWilliam Styles, farmerMears Farm House1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Mary Edwards, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Patcham, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantMary Edwards

1874Directory entryStyles William, farmer, MeersMeersPost Office Directory

c 1875Five Ashes, South West of Mayfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyMeers Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Lawrance, M, Head, married, age 23, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerStephen Lawrance, farm labourerMears Cottage1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Anne Lawrance, F, Wife, married, age 22, born MayfieldAnne Lawrance
Stephen J. Lawrance, M, Son, age 3, born MayfieldStephen J. Lawrance
Samuel N. Lawrance, M, Son, age 11 m, born BurwashSamuel N. Lawrance

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Brown, M, Head, married, age 32, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourerCharles Brown, farm labourerMears Cottage1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Mary Brown, F, Wife, married, age 28, born BuxtedMary Brown
Alfred Martin, M, Boarder, age 14, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Martin

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Styles, M, Head, married, age 64, born Wadhurst, employs 12 men and 3 boys; occupation FarmerWilliam Styles, grocer and farmerMears Farm1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Mary Styles, F, Wife, married, age 63, born WadhurstMary Styles

5th Apr 1891CensusFrank Rogers, M, Head, married, age 36, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerFrank Rogers, farmerMears Farm1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Ann Rogers, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Burwash, SussexAnn Rogers
Mercy Napp, F, Servant, age 14, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation General Domestic ServantMercy Napp

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