The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Bethel Place [a.k.a. Bethlehem Farm House, Blighs Hotel]      Sevenoaks  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1901Old Sevenoaks by Frank Richards and illustrated by Charles Essenhigh Corke, F.R.P.S.p. 63
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 205

Historical records

c 1800Bethlehem Farm HouseBethlehem Farm House, Sevenoaks by Rock & Co., LondonPrivate collection

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Ashdown, M, Head, married, age 35, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: labourerJames Ashdown, labourer5 Bethel Place1881 Census
Sevenoaks, Kent
Mary Ashdown, F, Wife, age 39, born Sevenoaks, KentMary Ashdown [Fowler]
J. Farrant, M, Lodger, single, age 27, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: railway servantJ. Farrant

3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Taylor, F, Head, widowed, age 51, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: dressmakerEliza Taylor [Ashdown]4 Bethel Place1881 Census
Sevenoaks, Kent
Joaly Taylor, M, Grandson, age 18 m, born Sevenoaks, KentJoaly Taylor
Ellen Ashdown, F, Niece, age 17, born New Cross In, Kent; occupation: domestic servantEllen Ashdown

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Roebuck, M, Head, married, age 39, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation DairymanWilliam Roebuck2 Bethel Place1881 Census
Sevenoaks, Kent
Ruth Roebuck, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Riverhead, KentRuth Roebuck

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge C. Taylor, M, Head, married, age 50, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: painterGeorge Charles Taylor, painter1 Bethel Place1881 Census
Sevenoaks, Kent
Eliza Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Sevenoaks, KentEliza Taylor
Henry E. Taylor, M, Son, married, age 23, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: painterHenry E. Taylor
Mary A. Taylor, F, Daughter, married, age 24, born Sevenoaks, KentMary A. Taylor
John C. Taylor, M, Son, age 8 m, born Maidstone, KentJohn C. Taylor

1900Bethlehem Farm House from a print of 1800Bethlehem Farm House from a print of 1800, Sevenoaks drawn by Charles Essenhigh CorkeCharles Essenhigh Corke, artist and photographerOld Sevenoaks

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