The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Splanes [a.k.a. Splaynes, Splains, Spears] Green      Fletching  
Places in Splanes [a.k.a. Splaynes, Splains, Spears] Green
East Bridge
Poor House
Spring Cottage
Spring Farm
Historical records

1597FreeholderThomas AlcockSplanes GreenBuckhurst Terrier
Thomas Alcock holds by deed tenement and land called Splanes Green, 7 acres
Rent 18d.

c 1795Fletching and Marefield, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamSpears Green

c 1825Fletching and Marefield, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodSplanes Green

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Bannister, M, Head, age 64, born Sussex; occupation BlacksmithWilliam Bannister, blacksmithSplains Green1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Mary Bannister, F, [Wife], age 65 to 69, born SussexMary Bannister
Elizabeth Bannister, F, [Grand-daughter], age 25 to 29, born SussexElizabeth Bannister
William Bannister, M, [Grand-son], age 10, born SussexWilliam Bannister
Elizabeth Bannister, F, [Grand-daughter], age 8, born SussexElisabeth Banister
Emily Bannister, F, [Grand-daughter], age 4, born SussexEmily Bannister

6th Jun 1841CensusAnne Page, F, Head, widowed, age 75 to 79, born SussexAnn Page [Bennett]Splains Green1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Elizabeth Brown, F, widowed, age 75 to 79, born SussexElizabeth Brown

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: cordwainerWilliam ComberSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeEliza Comber
SonJohn Comber
Daughter, occupation: scholarJane Comber
Son, occupation: scholarAnson Comber
Daughter, occupation: scholarMary Ann Comber
Mother, widowedElizabeth Comber

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: butcherWilliam Vinall, butcherSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
DaughterRuth Vinall
Son; occupation: scholarJohn Vinall
Brother; occupation: farm labourerJohn Vinall

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Langridge, coachman and domestic servantSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: wheelwrightEdward FunnelSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeMary Funnel [Russ]
DaughterJane Noyes Funnel
Son; occupation: wheelwrightJames Funnel
Son; occupation: wheelwrightJohn Funnel, wheelwright
GranddaughterMary Anne Funnel

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GARDENERThomas ThorpSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeSarah Ann Thorp
DaughterAnn Thorp

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: farmerElizabeth Moon [Page]Splanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, occupation: blacksmithJohn BannisterSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Daughter, occupation: housekeeperCaroline Banister
DaughterFrances Jane Banister
DaughterElisabeth Banister
SonWilliam Banister
Son, occupation: scholarJohn Banister
Son, occupation: scholarWooders Banister
SonSpencer Banister
Father, widowed, occupation: blacksmithWilliam Bannister, blacksmith
Apprentice; occupation: blacksmithRobert Baker

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: lathe cleaverJohn Langridge, lathe cleaverSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeSarah Langridge

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: sawyer and lathe cleaverHenry Langridge, sawyer and lathe cleaverSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeMary Langridge [Staplehurst]
Son; occupation: lathe cleaverJohn Langridge, sawyer
Son; occupation: lathe cleaverFrank Langridge
Son; occupation: lathe cleaverAdam Langridge, garden labourer
DaughterSarah Jane Baker [Langridge]
Son; occupation: farm labourerDavid Langridge, carpenter

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation FARM LABOURERThomas ThorpeSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Inmate; occupation FARM LABOURERWilliam Spicer
Inmate's wifeMilly Spicer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; handicap: deaf; occupation: carpenterStephen Grover, carpenterSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeFrances (Fanny) Grover [Wheatley]
DaughterElizabeth Turner [Grover]
DaughterSarah Ann Sandels [Grover]
Daughter; occupation: scholarMartha Leopard [Grover]
Daughter; occupation: scholarFrances Jane Grover

1867Directory entryVinall William, pork butcher, Splane's grnSplane's grnPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryVinall Wm., pork butcher, Splane's greenSplane's greenPost Office Directory

c 1875Splaynes Green & Down Street, West of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySplaynes Green

1879RecollectionsHenry Langridge, sawyer and lathe cleaverSplaynes GreenAshdown Forest dispute

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Langridge, Henry. 71. Splaynes Green, Fletching. Sawyer. Born at Splaynes Green, 21 st December 1807. (His evidence will probably not be required. He is a hale man.) The March after I was 12 years old I went to service with Mr. John Wood at Danehill. He used about 20 acres of land with a house on it (marked Christopher's Farm on the 6 inch map). I was with him 4 years less 2 months. .............. I next came to live with my uncle at Splaynes Green 2 years and worked for Sir Thomas Wilson at Searles......................... I then went to Grislings Common and lived with my Father 6 or 7 years in a very old house with a garden lying just in front of the lane turning into Coldstone (or Goldstone) Farm................. I then married at 24 and came to live at Splaynes Green where I have lived ever since and worked for some years as sawyer with my farm and for the last 30 years nearly I have worked as sawyer for Lord Sheffield.

...............


3rd Apr 1881CensusAlbert Staplehurst, M, Head, married, age 22, born Fletching; occupation Farm labourerAlbert StaplehurstSplanes Green1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Mary Jane Staplehurst, F, Wife, married, age 21, born MaresfieldMary Jane Staplehurst
Charlotte Staplehurst, F, Daughter, single, age 2 m, born FletchingCharlotte Staplehurst
Jane Staplehurst, F, Mother, widowed, age 61, born FletchingJane Staplehurst

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Martin, M, Head, widowed, age 43, born Maresfield; occupation: farm bailiffThomas Martin, farm bailiffSplanes Green1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
George Martin, M, Son, single, age 8, born Fletching; occupation: scholarGeorge Martin
Harry Martin, M, Son, single, age 6, born Fletching; occupation: scholarHarry Martin
Maria Martin, F, Mother, widowed, age 63, born WithyhamMaria Martin
Martha Munn, F, Visitor, widowed, age 66, born Withyham; occupation: housekeeperMartha Munn

3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriett Bannister, F, Head, widowed, age 54, born Fletching, occupation: ironmongerHarriett BannisterSplanes Green1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Ripley Bannister, M, Son, single, age 22, born Fletching, occupation: blacksmithRipley Bannister
Sydney Bannister, M, Son, single, age 19, born Fletching, occupation: blacksmith's apprenticeSydney Bannister
Arthur Bannister, M, Son, single, age 16, born Fletching, occupation: scholarArthur Bannister

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Mackellow, M, Head, married, age 51, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer journeymanCharles Mankellow, bricklayer journeymanSplanes Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Phebe Mackellow, F, Wife, married, age 42, born BuxtedPhoebe Mackellow
Alfred Mackellow, M, Son, single, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer's labourerAlfred Alec Mackellow
Sophia Mackellow, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarSophia Rose Pinnell [Mackellow]
Thomas Mackellow, M, Son, age 8, born Buxted; occupation: scholarThomas Mackellow
Ellen Mackellow, F, Daughter, age 7, born Buxted; occupation: scholarEllen Mackellow

3rd Apr 1881CensusSampson Heasman, M, Head, married, age 60, born East Grinstead; occupation: carpenterSampson Heasman, carpenterSplanes Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Mary Heasman, F, Wife, married, age 70, born SurreyMary Heasman [Weller]

3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Allen, F, Wife (Head), married, age 57, born SurreyElizabeth AllenSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Sampson Allen, M, Son, single, age 19, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerSampson Allen, farm labourer
Henery Allen, M, Son, married, age 17, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerHenery Allen, farm labourer
Jane Allen, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarJane Allen
Sarah Jane Allen, F, Daughter, married, age 19, born Fletching, unemployed; occupation: domestic servantSarah Jane Allen
William Charles Allen, M, Grd Son, age 8 d, born FletchingWilliam Charles Allen

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenery Baker, M, Head, married, age 43, born Battle; occupation: Royal Navy pensioner and painterHenry Baker, Royal Navy, pensioner and painterSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Sarah Jane Baker, F, Wife, married, age 41, born FletchingSarah Jane Baker [Langridge]
Mary Emily Baker, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Fletching; occupation: dressmakerMary Emily Baker
Robert Henery Baker, M, Son, single, age 13, born Hampshire; occupation: scholarRobert Henery Baker
Cherry Elizabeth Baker, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hampshire; occupation: scholarCherry Elizabeth Kent [Baker]
Harry Vanantine Baker, M, Son, age 10, born Hampshire; occupation: scholarHarry Vanantine Baker
Katherine Jane Baker, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hampshire; occupation: scholarKatherine Jane Baker
William Henery Langridge, M, Nephew, single, age 19, born Maresfield; occupation: carpenterWilliam Henry Langridge, carpenter

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Felwick, M, Head, married, age 52, born Framfield; occupation: farm labourerSamuel FeldwickSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Frances Felwick, F, Wife, married, age 58, born FletchingFrances Feldwick [Brown]
Mary Felwick, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Fletching; occupation: domestic servantMary Maria Feldwick
Mercy Felwick, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Fletching; occupation: domestic servantMercy Feldwick
Harriot Felwick, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Fletching; occupation: scholarHarriet Feldwick
Charley Felwick, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Fletching; occupation: scholarCharity Feldwick
Emily Felwick, F, Daughter, age 8, born Fletching; occupation: scholarEmily Feldwick
James Felwick, M, Son, age 7, born Fletching; occupation: scholarJames Feldwick
Clara Felwick, F, Daughter, age 4, born Fletching; occupation: scholarClara Esther Feldwick

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Avis, M, Head, married, age 25, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerThomas Avis, farm labourerSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Eliza Avis, F, Wife, married, age 23, born FletchingMary Ann Eliza Avis [Gillott]
Thomas Charles Avis, M, Son, age 2, born FletchingThomas Charles Avis
James Avis, M, Son, age 7 m, born FletchingJames Avis

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Langridge, M, Head, married, age 47, born Fletching; occupation: sawyerJohn Langridge, sawyerSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Rhoda Langridge, F, Wife, married, age 48, born LewesRhoda Langridge [Robinson]
Ellen Langridge, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Fletching; occupation: servantEllen Langridge
Charlotte Langridge, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Fletching; occupation: scholarCharlotte Langridge
Kate Langridge, F, Daughter, age 9, born Fletching; occupation: scholarKate Langridge

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Brooman, M, Head, married, age 54, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Brooman, farm labourerSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Jane Brooman, F, Wife, married, age 47, born FletchingJane Brooman [Staplehurst]
Herbert Brooman, M, Son, single, age 18, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerHerbert Brooman
James Brooman, M, Son, single, age 14, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerJames Brooman
Albert Brooman, M, Son, age 9, born Fletching; occupation: scholarAlfred Brooman
Arthur Twitchell Brooman, M, Boarder ((Son)), age 20, born Suffolk; occupation: gardenerArthur Twitchell Brooman

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrancis Grover, F, Head, widowed, age 56, born Fletching; occupation: farmerFrances Anne Grover [Ellis]Splains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Latter, M, Head, married, age 29, born Crowborough; occupation: farm labourerJames Latter, farm labourerSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Rhodey Latter, F, Wife, married, age 25, born UckfieldRhoda Latter [Pentecost]
James Latter, M, Son, age 4, born UckfieldJames Latter
Amy Latter, F, Daughter, age 2, born UckfieldAmy Latter
Betsy Latter, F, Daughter, age 1, born UckfieldBetsy Latter

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Relf, M, Head, married, age 33, born Wartling; occupation: blacksmith journeymanWilliam Henry Relf, blacksmith journeymanSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Jane Relf, F, Wife, married, age 27, born BarcombeJane Relf [Phillips]
Annie Relf, F, Daughter, age 8, born Ripe; occupation: scholarAnne Jane Relf
George Relf, M, Son, age 4, born Fletching; occupation: scholarGeorge Frederick Relf
Percey Relf, M, Son, age 2, born FletchingPercy James Relf

3rd Apr 1881CensusPheneas Wornham, M, Head, married, age 33, born Brighton; occupation StablemanPheneas WornhamSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Mary Ann Wornham, F, Wife, married, age 29, born SurreyMary Ann Wornham
Minnie Wornham, F, Daughter, age 5, born Surrey; occupation ScholarMinnie Wornham
Phebe Alice Wornham, F, Daughter, age 2, born SurreyPhebe Alice Wornham

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Stevens, M, Head, married, age 39, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Stevens, farm labourerSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Annie Stevens, F, Daughter, age 10, born Surrey; occupation: scholarAnnie Stevens
Elizabeth Stevens, F, Daughter, age 8, born Surrey; occupation: scholarElizabeth Sarah Rosabel Stevens
Frederick Geo. Stevens, M, Son, age 3, born FletchingFrederick George Stevens

3rd Apr 1881CensusRheuben Packham, M, Head, married, age 45, born Lindfield; occupation: master wheelwrightReuben Packham, master wheelwrightSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Mary Ann Packham, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Horsted KeynesMary Ann Packham [Baker]
Henery Packham, M, Son, single, age 23, born Lindfield; occupation: wheelwright's assistantHenry Packham, painter
Alfred Rheuben Packham, M, Son, single, age 18, born Crawley; occupation: wheelwright's assistantAlfred Reuben Packham, wheelwright
Abraham Charles Packham, M, Son, single, age 13, born Fletching; occupation: scholarAbraham Charles Packham
Frederick Packham, M, Son, single, age 10, born Fletching; occupation: scholarFrederick Packham
Margrate Packham, F, Daughter, age 9, born Fletching; occupation: scholarMargaret Grover [Packham]
Edward Packham, M, Son, age 8, born Fletching; occupation: scholarEdward Packham
George Packham, M, Son, age 5, born Fletching; occupation: scholarGeorge Packham

3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha Banister, F, Daur (Head), married, age 21, born Horsted KeynesMartha BanisterSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
William Geo. Banister, M, Son, age 2, born DurhamWilliam George Banister
Leuther Crowhurst, M, Boarder, single, age 24; occupation: blacksmith journeymanLeuther Crowhurst, blacksmith journeyman

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Packham, M, Head, married, age 26, born Horsebridge, Sussex; occupation: wheelwright journeymanJohn Packham, wheelwright journeymanSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Emely Packham, F, Wife, married, age 20, born FletchingEmily Packham
Martha Packham, F, Daughter, age 3, born FletchingMartha Packham
Bertha Packham, F, Daughter, age 2, born FletchingBertha Packham
Ellen Packham, F, Daughter, age 6 m, born FletchingEllen Packham

3rd Apr 1881CensusTrayton Jones, M, Head, married, age 57, born Laughton; occupation: farm labourerTrayton Jones, farm labourerSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Susan Jones, F, Wife, married, age 46, born FramfieldSusan Jones
Rodah Jones, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Hailsham; occupation: domestic servantRodah Jones
Eliza Jones, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Newick; occupation: scholarEliza Jones
Henery John Jones, M, Son, age 10, born Newick; occupation: scholarHenery John Jones
Mary Ann Jones, F, Daughter, age 7, born Newick; occupation: scholarMary Ann Jones
Edith Jones, F, Daughter, age 9 m, born NewickEdith Jones

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenery Reade, M, Head, widowed, age 30, born Framfield; occupation Farm labourerHenry ReedSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Annie Reade, F, Daughter, age 3, born FletchingAnnie Reade
Ellen Simons, F, [Step]Daughter, age 6, born Fletching; occupation ScholarEllen Emily Simons
Emily Simons, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Barcombe; occupation HousekeeperEmily Simmons
Henery Simons, M, Son, age 1, born ChaileyHenery Simmons

1888Directory entryPorter, Alf, baker, Splanes GreenSplanes GreenBrooker's Guide

1911Splaynes GreenSplaynes Green, FletchingPrivate collection

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