The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Chafford Park    Fordcombe  Penshurst  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1797The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume III by Edward Hastedp. 250
1797The Tunbridge Wells Guide by J. Sprange ⇒ p. 146
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 269

Historical records

4th Aug 1861DeathJane Snashall [Hall]Chafford ParkJohn M. Hall's records

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Hollamby, M, Head, married, age 67, born Penshurst, Kent, employs 6 men and also has other farms elsewhere; occupation: farmerThomas Hollamby, farmerChafford Park Farm House1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Jane Hollamby, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Bidboro, KentJane Hollamby [Inashall]
Mary A. Grant, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Lingfield, Surrey; occupation: servantMary A. Grant
Henry Boakes, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Cowden, Kent, occupation: farm servantHenry Boakes
George Readless, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Farm servantGeorge Readless

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Humphrey, M, Head, married, age 38, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation CarterSamuel Humphrey, carterChafford Park Cottage1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Eliza Humphrey, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Frant, SussexEliza Humphrey [Card]
Mary A. Humphrey, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation ScholarMary A. Humphrey
Charles Humphrey, M, Son, age 2, born Tunbridge, KentCharles Humphrey

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam King, M, Head, married, age 45, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: farm labourerWilliam King, farm labourerChafford Park Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Harriet King, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Chiddingstone, KentHarriet King
George Groombridge, M, Nephew, age 13, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: scholarGeorge Groombridge
Alice Groombridge, F, Neice, age 11, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: scholarAlice Groombridge

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Shoesmith, M, Head, married, age 39, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJames Shoesmith, farm labourerChafford Park Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Sarah Shoesmith, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Speldhurst, KentSarah Shoesmith
Edward Shoesmith, M, Son, single, age 17, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: farm labourerEdward Shoesmith
Thomas Shoesmith, M, Son, age 15, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: house boyThomas Shoesmith
Lily Shoesmith, F, Daughter, age 12, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarLily Shoesmith
Harry Shoesmith, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHarry Shoesmith
George Shoesmith, M, Son, age 7, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarGeorge Shoesmith
Emily R. Shoesmith, F, Daughter, age 3, born Speldhurst, KentEmily R. Shoesmith
Alice Shoesmith, F, Daughter, age 9 m, born Penshurst, KentAlice Shoesmith

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Piper, M, Head, married, age 66, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Paper makerJohn Piper, paper makerNo 1 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Mary A. Piper, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Speldhurst, KentMary Ann Piper
Ernest Piper, M, Son, single, age 19, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Whitesmith's apprenticeErnest Piper

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Chapman, M, Head, married, age 32, born Hollingbourne, Kent, occupation: paper makerWilliam Chapman, paper makerNo 2 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Annie Chapman, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Wells, SomersetAnnie Chapman
Herbert Chapman, M, Son, age 8, born Alton, Hampshire, occupation: scholarHerbert Chapman
Emily Chapman, F, Daughter, age 7, born Northampton, occupation: scholarEmily Chapman
Annie Chapman, F, Daughter, age 6, born Sundridge, Kent, occupation: scholarAnnie Chapman
Ernest Chapman, M, Son, age 5, born Wells, Somerset, occupation: scholarErnest Chapman
Frederick Chapman, M, Son, age 4, born Little Chart, KentFrederick Chapman

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Webb, M, Head, married, age 55, born Newbury, Berkshire; occupation Paper makerHenry WebbNo 3 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Mary A. Webb, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Bradninch, DevonMary A. Webb
Maria Webb, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Dartford, Kent; occupation Employed at paper millMaria Webb
Mary Webb, F, Daughter, age 12, born Dartford, Kent; occupation ScholarMary Webb
Martha Webb, F, Daughter, age 12, born Dartford, Kent; occupation ScholarMartha Webb
Ada Webb, F, Daughter, age 8, born Dartford, Kent; occupation ScholarAda Webb

3rd Apr 1881CensusMary A. Ovenden, F, Head, widowed, age 68, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation AnnuitantAnne Ovenden [Parker]No 4 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Mary A. Ovenden, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation AnnuitantMary Ann Ovenden
Emily Ovenden, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Employed at paper millEmily Ovenden
Ella Williams, F, Granddaughter, age 3, born Penshurst, KentElla Williams
Thomas Davis, M, Lodger, married, age 27, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: paper makerThomas Davis
George Simpson, M, Lodger, married, age 60, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: carpenterGeorge Simpson

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam E. Ovenden, M, Head, married, age 29, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Paper mill millwrightWilliam OvendenNo 5 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Harriet J. Ovenden, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Penshurst, KentHarriet J. Ovenden
Henry J. Harris, M, Boarder, married, age 23, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: paper makerHenry J. Harris, paper maker
Elizabeth E. Harris, F, Boarder, married, age 25, born Penshurst, KentElizabeth E. Harris
Emma E. Harris, F, Boarder's Daughter, age 1, born Penshurst, KentEmma E. Harris

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam D. Davis, M, Head, married, age 46, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation: paper mill bleacherWilliam D. Davis, paper mill bleacherNo 6 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Margaret Davis, F, Wife, married, age 42, born St Clements, SussexMargaret Davis
Henry W. Davis, M, Son, age 5, born Penshurst, KentHenry W. Davis
Margaret Davis, F, Daughter, age 3, born Penshurst, KentMargaret Davis
Thomas A. Ovenden, M, Son, single, age 22, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Paper mill millwrightThomas A. Ovenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Ovenden, M, Head, married, age 47, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Paper mill stokerJesse OvendenNo 7 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Harriet Ovenden, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Speldhurst, KentHarriet Ovenden
Mary J. Ovenden, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Crowboro, Sussex; occupation DressmakerMary J. Ovenden
William H. Ovenden, M, Son, single, age 18, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation TeacherWilliam H. Ovenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Wingett, M, Head, married, age 44, born Ivybridge, Devon; occupation Paper MakerJohn WingettNo 8 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Harriet Wingett, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Wrexham, WalesHarriet Wingett
Fred Wingett, M, Son, age 15, born Wells, SomersetFred Wingett
Mary J. Wingett, F, Daughter, age 10, born Northampton; occupation ScholarMary J. Wingett
Annie Wingett, F, Daughter, age 8, born Kidderminster, Worcester; occupation ScholarAnnie Wingett
Nelly Wingett, F, Daughter, age 3, born Wells, SomersetNelly Wingett
Hilda Wingett, F, Daughter, age 1, born Wells, SomersetHilda Wingett

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Stubbing, M, Head, married, age 69, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation LabourerCharles Stubbings, labourerNo 9 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Mary A. Stubbing, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Hartfield, SussexMary A. Stubbings
Edwin Stubbing, M, Son, single, age 32, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation LabourerEdwin Stubbings
Agnes R. Stubbing, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Employed at paper millAgnes R. Stubbings
Arthur H. Stubbing, M, Son, single, age 19, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation LabourerArthur H. Stubbings
Alice K. Stubbing, F, Daughter, age 15, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Employed at paper millAlice K. Stubbings
Florence A. Stubbing, F, Granddaughter, age 1, born Penshurst, KentFlorence A. Stubbings

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Ovenden, M, Head, married, age 27, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation LabourerJesse OvendenNo 10 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Elizabeth Ovenden, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Penshurst, KentElizabeth Everest
George F. Ovenden, M, Son, age 7, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation ScholarGeorge F. Ovenden
Rhoda Ovenden, F, Daughter, age 5, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation ScholarRhoda Ovenden
Laura Ovenden, F, Daughter, age 2, born Penshurst, KentLaura Ovenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Ovenden, M, Head, married, age 52, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Paper mill stokerRichard OvendenNo 11 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Eliza Ovenden, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Penshurst, KentEliza Ovenden
Alfred Ovenden, M, Son, single, age 21, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation LabourerAlfred Ovenden
Ada Ovenden, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation Paper mill glazerAda Ovenden
Lydia Ovenden, F, Daughter, age 13, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Paper mill glazerLydia Ovenden
Edward Ovenden, M, Son, age 12, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation ScholarEdward Ovenden
Joseph Ovenden, M, Son, age 9, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation ScholarJoseph Ovenden
George Ovenden, M, Son, age 8, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation ScholarGeorge Ovenden
Eliza E. Ovenden, F, Daughter, age 6, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation ScholarEliza E. Ovenden
Edith A. Ovenden, F, Daughter, age 4, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation ScholarEdith A. Ovenden
Eugenia Ovenden, F, Daughter, age 1, born Penshurst, KentEugenia Ovenden
Henry Ovenden, M, Lodger, single, age 38, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation Shoe makerHenry Ovenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Smith, M, Head, married, age 29, born Wrexham, Denbigh, Wales; occupation: paper makerRobert Smith, paper makerNo 12 Chafford Cottages1881 Census
Penshurst, Kent
Eliza Smith, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Dartford, KentEliza Smith [Bates]
Robert Smith, M, Son, age 1, born Penshurst, KentRobert Smith
Laura Bates, F, Sister in law, age 10, born Dartford, Kent; occupation: scholarLaura Bates

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