The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Rother House [a.k.a. Rotherhurst] Farm    Mayfield Road  Rotherfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 44; p. 157; p. 158; p. 159

Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Blunden, M, Head, age 51, born Sussex, occupation: farmerJames BlundenRother Farm1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Lydia Blunden, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexLydia Blunden
Amos Blunden, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexAmos Blunden
Ann Blunden, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexAnn Blunden
Mary Blunden, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexMary Ann Blunden
Susan Blunden, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexSusan Blunden
Harriot Blunden, F, [Daughter], age 3 months, born SussexHarriet Blunden
Eliza Kidd, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantEliza Kidd

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Duplock, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Diplock, farm labourerRother Cottage1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Duplock, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexAnn Duplock [Leonard]
Horace Duplock, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexHorace Duplock
Leonard Duplock, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexThomas Leonard Duplock
Henry Duplock, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexHenry Duplock

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Johnstone, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Royal NavyLieutenant Henry Hope Johnstone, Esquire, Royal NavyRother House1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Maria Johnstone, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexMaria Grace Johnstone
Charles Johnstone, M, [Son], age 8Charles H. Johnstone
Caroline Johnstone, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexCaroline Blanche Johnstone
George Johnstone, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexGeorge Johnstone
Caroline Castleman, F, age 40 to 44, born Sussex, occupation: servantCaroline S. Castleman
Sarah Turner, F, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: servantSarah Turner
Esther Fever, M, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation ServantEsther Fever
Miriam Martin, F, age 16, born Sussex; occupation: servantMiriam Martin
Thomas Dann, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantThomas Dann

1851Johnstone, Hen. Hope, esq.Lieutenant Henry Hope Johnstone, Esquire, Royal NavyRotherhousePost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: Royal NavyLieutenant Henry Hope Johnstone, Esquire, Royal NavyRother House1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMaria Grace Johnstone
SonCharles H. Johnstone
DaughterCaroline Blanche Johnstone
Sister-in-lawCaroline S. Castleman
Servant; occupation: groomJames Duplock
Servant, occupation: housemaidHannah Allcorn [Barden]
Servant; occupation: cookSarah Turner

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: carpenterThomas Dann, carpenterRother House Cottage1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Dann [Norman]

7th Apr 1861CensusSamuel Payne, M, Head, married, age 69, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Payne, farm labourerRother Cottage1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Payne, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Mayfield, SussexMary Paine [Eastwood]

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Payne, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: bricklayer's labourerThomas Paine, bricklayer's labourerRother Cottage1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Caroline Payne, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, SussexCaroline Payne [Baldock]
Harriet Baldock, F, Stepdaughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHarriet Baldock
Eliza Baldock, F, Stepdaughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEliza Baldock

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Norman, M, Head, married, age 53, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Norman, farm labourerRother Cottage1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Frances Norman, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Hellingly, SussexFrances Norman

1867Directory entryLaw Mrs., Rother houseRother housePost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry R Goldfinch, M, Head, married, age 54, born Hythe, Kent; occupation: retired barrister (late in Solicitor's office, Treasury) & land ownerHenry R. Goldfinch, retired barristerRother House Private1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Emily R Goldfinch, F, Wife, married, age 46, born 9 Hinde Street, Manchester Square, LondonEmily R. Goldfinch
Mary F Goldfinch, F, Daughter, age 14, born Regents Park, London; occupation: scholarMary F. Goldfinch
Isabel E Goldfinch, F, Daughter, age 12, born Regents Park, London; occupation: scholarIsabel E. Goldfinch
Marian C Goldfinch, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hillingdon, Middlesex; occupation: scholarMarian C. Goldfinch
Anne H Goldfinch, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hillingdon, Middlesex; occupation: scholarAnne H. Goldfinch
Henry H Goldfinch, M, Son, age 7, born Hillingdon, Middlesex; occupation: scholarHenry H. Goldfinch
William H Goldfinch, M, Son, age 4, born Hillingdon, MiddlesexWilliam H. Goldfinch
Sarah Hall, F, single, age 42, born Blackheath, Kent; occupation: governessSarah Hall
Agnes Gibbs, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Abingdon, Berkshire; occupation: domestic sevant and lady's maidAgnes Gibbs
Mercy Clark, F, Servant, single, age 39, born Ringmer, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant and cookMercy Clark
Elizabeth Franklin, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Stanford in the Vale, Berkshire; occupation: domestic servant and housemaidElizabeth Franklin
Jane Hamper, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Westmeston, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant and nurseJane Hamper
Sarah Butler, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Oxfordshire; occupation: domestic servant and nurse maidSarah Butler
Christina Hayward, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant and nurse maidChristina Hayward

2nd Apr 1871CensusJane Dadswell, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: annuitantJane SaxbyCottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Alfred Dadswell, M, Son, single, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Thomas Dadswell, farm labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusAmos Wickens, M, Head, married, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAmos Wickens, farm labourerCottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ellen Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Wickens [Norman]
Charles Wickens, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexCharles Frederick Wickens
Alice C Wickens, F, Daughter, age 6w, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Charlotte Wickens
Thomas Ballard Cass, M, Boarder, age 4, born Mayfield, SussexThomas Ballard Cass
Thomas Ballard Cass, M, Boarder, age 4, born Mayfield, SussexThomas Ballard Cass

2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Moon, M, Head, married, age 48, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge MoonCottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ellen Moon, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Buxted, SussexEleanor Margaret Moon [Smith]
Richard Phillips, M, Nephew, age 14, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarRichard Phillips
Christina E Hemsley, F, Niece, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexChristina Ellen Hemsley

1874Directory entryGoldfinch Hy. Robt. J.P., RotherhurstRotherhurstPost Office Directory

c 1875Castle Hill, Gravelhill & Argos Hill, South of Rotherfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyRotherhurst

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry R. Goldfinch, M, Head, married, age 64, born Hythe; occupation: J.P.Henry Robert Goldfinch, J.P.Rotherhurst1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily R. Goldfinch, F, Wife, married, age 56, born MiddlesexEmily Reynolds Goldfinch [Solly]
Mary H. Goldfinch, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born MiddlesexMary H. Goldfinch
Emily I. Goldfinch, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born MiddlesexEmily I. Goldfinch
Marian C. Goldfinch, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born MiddlesexMarian Catherine Goldfinch
Annie H. Goldfinch, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born MiddlesexAnnie H. Goldfinch
Henry H. Goldfinch, M, Son, single, age 17, born Middlesex; occupation: scholarHenry H. Goldfinch
Charlotte Hill, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Somerset; occupation: cookCharlotte Hill
Sarah King, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Suffolk; occupation: housemaidSarah King
Emma Homewood, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Buxted; occupation: domestic servantEmma Homewood
Frances Mann, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Kirdford; occupation: housemaidFrances Mann

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Brown, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield; occupation: coachmanRichard Brown, coachmanRotherhurst Cottage1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Cary Brown, F, Wife, married, age 39, born RotherfieldClara Brown
William Brown, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer's labourerWilliam Brown
James Brown, M, Son, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer's labourerJames Richard Brown
George Brown, M, Son, age 14, born RotherfieldGeorge Cedric Brown
Ellen Brown, F, Daughter, age 12, born RotherfieldHelen Adelphia Brown

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Heasman, M, Head, married, age 23, born Buxted; occupation: gardenerWilliam Hesman, gardenerRotherhurst Cottage1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ada C. Heasman, F, Wife, married, age 20, born SelseyAda Clara Heasman [Hart]
Ada M. Heasman, F, Daughter, age 5 m, born RotherfieldAda Minnie Heasman

1882Directory entryGoldfinch Hy. Robt. J.P., RotherhurstRotherhurstKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry R Goldfinch, M, Head, married, age 74, born Hythe, Kent; occupation: barrister and J.P. for SussexHenry R Goldfinch, barrister and J.P. for SussexRotherhurst1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily R Goldfinch, F, Wife, married, age 66, born LondonEmily R Goldfinch
Mary F Goldfinch, F, Daughter, age 34, born LondonMary F Goldfinch
Emily J Goldfinch, F, Daughter, age 32, born LondonEmily J Goldfinch
Anne H Goldfinch, F, Daughter, age 29, born Hillingdon, MiddlesexAnne H Goldfinch
John Kitchen, M, Servant, age 55, born Barnby Moor, Nottinghamshire; occupation: butlerJohn Kitchen
Arthur J Curd, M, Servant, age 17, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: footmanArthur J Curd
Harriet Cassingham, F, Servant, age 26, born East Hoathly, Sussex; occupation: cookHarriet Cassingham
Ursula Ham, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Marshall, Dorset; occupation: housemaidUrsula Ham
Alice Olding, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Berkly, Somerset; occupation KitchenmaidAlice Olding
Ellen Berry, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Chipping Norden, Northamptonshire; occupation: housemaidEllen Berry

5th Apr 1891CensusArthur Albury, M, Head, married, age 46, born Midhurst, Sussex; occupation: coachmanArthur Albury, coachmanRotherhurst Cottage1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Priscilla Ann Albury, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Graffham, SussexPriscilla Ann Albury
Arthur Albury, M, Son, age 10, born Isle Of Wight; occupation: scholarArthur Albury
Margery Ellen Albury, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexMargery Ellen Albury
George Andrew, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Ditchling, Sussex; occupation: groomGeorge Andrew

5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth M Chapman, F, Head, widowed, age 38, born Scotland, occupation: laundressElizabeth M Chapman, laundressRotherhurst Cottage1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Charles Chapman, M, Son, age 14, born Cheam, Surrey, occupation: scholarCharles Chapman
William Chapman, M, Son, age 11, born Cheam, Surrey, occupation: scholarWilliam Chapman
Edward John Chapman, M, Son, age 6, born Cheam, Surrey, occupation: scholarEdward John Chapman

2nd Apr 1911CensusJames Walker Sidey, M, Head, married, age 53, born Sidney, Australia; occupation: private meansJames Walker Sidey, private meansRotherhurst, Rotherfield1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Charlotte Louisa Sidey, F, Wife, married 16 years, age 41, born Wicklow, IrelandCharlotte Louisa Sidey
Allison Edith Sidey, F, Daughter, single, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexAllison Edith Sidey
Evelyn Edith Maclean, F, Visitor, married 2 years, age 28, born AustraliaEvelyn Edith Maclean
Ranold Gregor Maclean, M, Visitor, age 1, born PenangRanold Gregor Maclean
Ellen King, F, Servant, single, age 43, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: cookEllen King
Alice Walters, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Jarvis Brook, Sussex; occupation: parlourmaidAlice Walters
Lilly Walters, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Jarvis Brook, Sussex; occupation: kitchenmaidLilly Walters
Nellie Rogers, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: under housemaidNellie Rogers
Annie King, F, Servant, single, age 32, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: nurseAnnie King
Agnes Monteith Sinclair, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Edinburgh, Scotland; occupation: nurseAgnes Monteith Sinclair

2nd Apr 1911CensusAnnie Wilmshurst, F, Head, widow, age 77, born Eye, Herefordshire; occupation: private meansAnnie Wilmshurst, private meansRotherhurst Cottages, Rotherfield1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Wilmshurst, F, Daughter, single, age 47, born Bromfield, Shropshire; occupation: private meansEmily Wilmshurst

2nd Apr 1911CensusReginald John Faulkner, M, Head, married, age 31, born Stedham, Sussex; occupation: gardenerReginald John Faulkner, gardenerRotherhurst Cottage, Rotherfield1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Edith Mary Faulkner, F, Wife, married 4 years, age 33, born Iping, SussexEdith Mary Faulkner

2001TodayRotherhurst Cottages

2001TodayRotherhurst

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