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Fishers [a.k.a. Fidgets] Gate      Withyham  

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PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 108

Historical records

1327Occupation OwnerRichard FychetFisher's GateSutton's Historical Notes

1749Occupation TenantNicholas GarretFisher's GateSutton's Historical Notes

1782Occupation TenantMrs GarretFisher's GateSutton's Historical Notes

1782Occupation TenantThomas GoodwinFisher's GateSutton's Historical Notes

c 1825North of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodFidgets Gate

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation: labourerJohn Foster, labourerFishers Gate1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Employed by Earl De La Warr
Wife; belongs to Withyham ParishSarah Foster
2 girls Foster
Eliza Foster
Ann Foster

1838CensusHead; occupation: groomJames Howell, groomFishers Gate1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation: labourerObadiah Edwards, labourerFishers Gate1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Employed by Earl De La Warr
Wife; belongs to Withyham ParishSarah Hopkins [Edwards] [Mitchel]
George Edwards, auctioneer and farmer

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation: keeperJohn Turner, keeperFishers Gate1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Employed by Earl De La Warr

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation: carpenterJohn Edwards, carpenterFishers Gate, Five Hundred Acre Wood1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Employed by Earl De La Warr
Wife; belongs to Withyham ParishMary Edwards [Latter] [Turner] [Nash]

1838CensusHead; belongs to Withyham Parish; occupation: carterWilliam HillsFive Hundred Acre Wood1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Employed by Earl De La Warr
Wife; belongs to Withyham ParishHester Hills [Farmer]
George Hills, farm labourer
Eliza Hills
Hannah Saunders [Hills]
Henry Hills
Mary Hills
William Hills
Esther Groombridge [Hills]

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Hills, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam HillsFishers Gate1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Ester Hills, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexHester Hills [Farmer]
William Hills, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexWilliam Hills
Ester Hills, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexEsther Groombridge [Hills]
Harriet Hills, F, [Granddaughter], age 5, born SussexHarriet Hills
Thomas Hills, M, [Grandson], age 3, born SussexThomas Hills
Hannah Walter, F, age 8, born SussexHannah Walter

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Fuller, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Fuller, farm labourerFishers Gate1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Elizabeth Fuller, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexElizabeth Fuller

6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Harman, F, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: independentSarah Harman, independentKeepers Cottage1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Foster, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation: labourerJohn Foster, labourerFishers Gate1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah Foster, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Foster
Eliza Foster, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexEliza Foster
Ann Foster, F, [Daughter], age 14, born SussexAnn Foster

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Logan, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: bailiffJames Logan, bailiffFishers Gate House1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Amelia Howell, F, [Lodger], age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: laundressAmelia Howell
Jane Howell, F, [Lodger's daughter], age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: domestic servantJane Howell
Elizabeth Howell, F, [Lodger's daughter], age 4, born SussexElizabeth Howell
Charles Howell, M, [Lodger's son], age 1, born SussexCharles Howell
Ellen Wood, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantEllen Wood
Mary Miles, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Miles

1844BirthSarah Coleman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: bailiffJames Logan, bailiffFishers Gate1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeSarah Logan
Servant, occupation: house servantEliza Cornwall

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJonathan Hills, farm labourerFishers Gate1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GamekeeperRobert WoodrowFishers Gate1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeVirtue Woodrow [Sims]
WifeJane Hills [Edwards]
Son; occupation GamekeeperWilliam Woodrow
DaughterEllen Hammond
Son; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Hills
Daughter; occupation: scholarRuth Hills
Son; occupation: scholarJonathan Hills, gas fitter
Son; occupation: scholarEdward Hills, carpenter
Grand-daughterEllen Hammond
Grand-daughterEliza Hammond

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerRichard B. Martin, farm labourerFishers Gate1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeSarah A. Martin
Daughter; occupation: scholarAnn Martin
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Martin
Daughter; occupation: scholarLydia F. Martin
SonJohn Samuel Martin, gardener
DaughterSarah Martin

1874Directory entryGoodwin Thomas, farmer & hop grower, Fisher's gateFisher's gatePost Office Directory

1874Occupation StewardAlfred GregoryFisher's GateSutton's Historical Notes

c 1875Fishers Gate & Millpond, South of Hartfield & Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyFishers Gate

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Fermor, M, Head, married, age 37, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourerJames Fermor, farm labourerFishersgate Cottage1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Maria Fermor, F, Wife, married, age 31, born WithyhamMaria Fermor [Smithers]
Ernest Fermor, M, Son, age 13, born Withyham, handicap: idiotErnest David Fermor
James Fermor, M, Son, age 11, born Withyham; occupation: scholarPercy James Fermor
Charles Fermor, M, Son, age 9, born Withyham; occupation: scholarCharles Henry Fermor

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Riley, M, Head, married, age 43, born Nottinghamshire; occupation GardenerThomas RileyFishersgate Cottage1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Charlotte E. Riley, F, Wife, married, age 40, born WithyhamCharlotte E. Riley
Frederick T. Riley, M, Son, age 9, born London; occupation ScholarFrederick T. Riley
Frank Riley, M, Son, age 4, born WithyhamFrank Riley
Ada E. Saunders, F, Neice, age 11, born London; occupation: scholarAda E. Saunders

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Twiner, M, Head, married, age 59, born Withyham; occupation: stockmanThomas Twiner, farm labourerFishersgate Cottage1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah Twiner, F, Wife, married, age 57, born WithyhamSarah Twiner [Edwards]
Thomas Twiner, M, Son, single, age 19, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourerThomas Twiner
Hilkiah Humphrey, M, Son-in-law, married, age 25, born Hartfield; occupation GardenerHilkiah Humphrey, gardener
Emma Humphrey, F, Daughter, married, age 25, born WithyhamEmma Humphrey [Twiner]

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Pilbeam, M, Head, married, age 49, born Withyham; occupation Saw Mills engine driverCharles Pilbeam, saw mills engine driverFishersgate Cottage1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Charlotte Pilbeam, F, Wife, married, age 36, born WithyhamCharlotte Pilbeam [Walter]
Charlotte E. Pilbeam, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Withyham; occupation ServantCharlotte Elizabeth Pilbeam
Ada Pilbeam, F, Daughter, age 13, born Withyham; occupation ScholarAda Hester Jane Pilbeam

5th Apr 1891CensusAlfred Gregory, M, Head, married, age 56, born Adderley, Shropshire; occupation: land agentAlfred Gregory, land agentFishers Gate1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Jane Gregory, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Hull, YorkshireJane Gregory
Julia Brown, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Redditch, Worcestershire; occupation: parlourmaidJulia Brown
Eliza Blake, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex, occupation: cookEliza Blake
Martha Coppard, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: housemaidMartha Coppard
Fred J Laker, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: groomFred J Laker

1892Occupation StewardPhilip ParrisFisher's GateSutton's Historical Notes

1898Occupation TenantMrs DarvallFisher's GateSutton's Historical Notes

c 1899Fisher's Gate, South of Hartfield & Withyham - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyFisher's Gate

1902HistoryFishers [a.k.a. Fidgets] GateSutton's Historical Notes
Fisher's Gate (at the North entrance of the Five Hundred) was formerly called Fidge's or Fidget's Farm. The house and gardens were greatly altered by one of the estate stewards (Mr Alfred Gregory) [in the 1870s] and since then more rooms have been added to the house and the garden has been enlarged.

2nd Apr 1911CensusCharles Peters, M, Head, married, age 41, born Westcott, Surrey; occupation: gardenerCharles Peters, gardenerFishers Gate Cottage1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Emily Annie Peters, F, Wife, married 13 years, age 38, born Watton, HertfordshireEmily Annie Peters
George Henry Charles Peters, M, Son, age 12, born Wimbledon Park, London; occupation: schoolGeorge Henry Charles Peters
Charles William John Peters, M, Son, age 6, born Wimbledon Park, LondonCharles William John Peters

2nd Apr 1911CensusGeorgina Wharton, F, Head, widow, age 62, born Dumbleton, Gloucestershire; occupation: private meansLady Georgina Wharton, private meansFishers Gate1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Effie Wharton, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Wimbledon, Surrey; occupation: private meansEffie Wharton
Hilda Wharton, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Wimbledon, Surrey; occupation: private meansHilda Wharton
Robina McWatt, F, Servant, single, age 24, born St Pancras, London; occupation: cookRobina McWatt
Annie McCondack, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Poplar, London; occupation: housemaidAnnie McCondack
Caroline Bibby, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Poplar, London; occupation: parlourmaidCaroline Bibby
Kathleen Freeland, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Bermondsey, London; occupation: betweenmaidKathleen Freeland

2nd Apr 1911CensusGeorge Twiner, M, Head, married, age 41, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: coachmanGeorge Twiner, coachmanFishers Gate Cottage1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Kate Twiner, F, Wife, married 11 years, age 37, born Botley, KentKate Twiner
George Twiner, M, Son, age 11, born Eridge, Sussex; occupation: school boyGeorge Twiner
Elsie Twiner, F, Daughter, age 9, born Frant, SussexElsie Twiner

1921Fishers GateFishers Gate, Withyham photographed by H. Camburn, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1938Fishers GateFishers Gate, WithyhamA Buckhurst Diary

2001TodayFishers Gate Cottages

2001TodayFishers Gate

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