The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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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
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Bannister, F, [Wife], age 65 to 69, born SussexMary Bannister
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Bannister, F, [Grand-daughter], age 25 to 29, born SussexElizabeth Bannister
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Bannister, M, [Grand-son], age 10, born SussexWilliam Bannister
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Bannister, F, [Grand-daughter], age 8, born SussexElisabeth Banister
6th Jun 1841CensusEmily Bannister, F, [Grand-daughter], age 4, born SussexEmily Bannister

6th Jun 1841CensusAnne Page, F, Head, widowed, age 75 to 79, born SussexAnne PageSplains Green1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Brown, F, widowed, age 75 to 79, born SussexElizabeth Brown

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: cordwainerWilliam ComberSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeEliza Comber
30th Mar 1851CensusSonJohn Comber
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter, occupation: scholarJane Comber
30th Mar 1851CensusSon, occupation: scholarAnson Comber
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter, occupation: scholarMary Ann Comber
30th Mar 1851CensusMother, widowedElizabeth Comber

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: butcherWilliam Vinall, butcherSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterRuth Vinall
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarJohn Vinall
30th Mar 1851CensusBrother; 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
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Funnel [Russ]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterJane Noyes Funnel
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: wheelwrightJames Funnel
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: wheelwrightJohn Funnel, wheelwright
30th Mar 1851CensusGranddaughterMary Anne Funnel

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GARDENERThomas ThorpSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeSarah Ann Thorp
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterAnn 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
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter, occupation: housekeeperCaroline Banister
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterFrances Jane Banister
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterElisabeth Banister
30th Mar 1851CensusSonWilliam Banister
30th Mar 1851CensusSon, occupation: scholarJohn Banister
30th Mar 1851CensusSon, occupation: scholarWooders Banister
30th Mar 1851CensusSonSpencer Banister
30th Mar 1851CensusFather, widowed, occupation: blacksmithWilliam Bannister, blacksmith
30th Mar 1851CensusApprentice; occupation: blacksmithRobert Baker

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

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

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

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; handicap: deaf; occupation: carpenterStephen Grover, carpenterSplanes Green1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeFrances (Fanny) Grover [Wheatley]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterElizabeth Turner [Grover]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterSarah Ann Sandels [Grover]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarMartha Leopard [Grover]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Jane Staplehurst, F, Wife, married, age 21, born MaresfieldMary Jane Staplehurst
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharlotte Staplehurst, F, Daughter, single, age 2 m, born FletchingCharlotte Staplehurst
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Martin, M, Son, single, age 8, born Fletching; occupation: scholarGeorge Martin
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarry Martin, M, Son, single, age 6, born Fletching; occupation: scholarHarry Martin
3rd Apr 1881CensusMaria Martin, F, Mother, widowed, age 63, born WithyhamMaria Martin
3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusRipley Bannister, M, Son, single, age 22, born Fletching, occupation: blacksmithRipley Bannister
3rd Apr 1881CensusSydney Bannister, M, Son, single, age 19, born Fletching, occupation: blacksmith's apprenticeSydney Bannister
3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhebe Mackellow, F, Wife, married, age 42, born BuxtedPhoebe Mackellow
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Mackellow, M, Son, single, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer's labourerAlfred Alec Mackellow
3rd Apr 1881CensusSophia Mackellow, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarSophia Rose Pinnell [Mackellow]
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Mackellow, M, Son, age 8, born Buxted; occupation: scholarThomas Mackellow
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusSampson Allen, M, Son, single, age 19, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerSampson Allen, farm labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenery Allen, M, Son, married, age 17, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerHenery Allen, farm labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Allen, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarJane Allen
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Jane Allen, F, Daughter, married, age 19, born Fletching, unemployed; occupation: domestic servantSarah Jane Allen
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Jane Baker, F, Wife, married, age 41, born FletchingSarah Jane Baker [Langridge]
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Emily Baker, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Fletching; occupation: dressmakerMary Emily Baker
3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Henery Baker, M, Son, single, age 13, born Hampshire; occupation: scholarRobert Henery Baker
3rd Apr 1881CensusCherry Elizabeth Baker, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hampshire; occupation: scholarCherry Elizabeth Kent [Baker]
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarry Vanantine Baker, M, Son, age 10, born Hampshire; occupation: scholarHarry Vanantine Baker
3rd Apr 1881CensusKatherine Jane Baker, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hampshire; occupation: scholarKatherine Jane Baker
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrances Felwick, F, Wife, married, age 58, born FletchingFrances Feldwick [Brown]
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Felwick, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Fletching; occupation: domestic servantMary Maria Feldwick
3rd Apr 1881CensusMercy Felwick, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Fletching; occupation: domestic servantMercy Feldwick
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriot Felwick, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Fletching; occupation: scholarHarriet Feldwick
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharley Felwick, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Fletching; occupation: scholarCharity Feldwick
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Felwick, F, Daughter, age 8, born Fletching; occupation: scholarEmily Feldwick
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Felwick, M, Son, age 7, born Fletching; occupation: scholarJames Feldwick
3rd Apr 1881CensusClara 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Avis, F, Wife, married, age 23, born FletchingMary Ann Eliza Avis [Gillott]
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Charles Avis, M, Son, age 2, born FletchingThomas Charles Avis
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusRhoda Langridge, F, Wife, married, age 48, born LewesRhoda Langridge [Robinson]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Langridge, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Fletching; occupation: servantEllen Langridge
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharlotte Langridge, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Fletching; occupation: scholarCharlotte Langridge
3rd Apr 1881CensusKate 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Brooman, F, Wife, married, age 47, born FletchingJane Brooman [Staplehurst]
3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert Brooman, M, Son, single, age 18, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerHerbert Brooman
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Brooman, M, Son, single, age 14, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerJames Brooman
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlbert Brooman, M, Son, age 9, born Fletching; occupation: scholarAlfred Brooman
3rd Apr 1881CensusArthur 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusRhodey Latter, F, Wife, married, age 25, born UckfieldRhoda Latter [Pentecost]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Latter, M, Son, age 4, born UckfieldJames Latter
3rd Apr 1881CensusAmy Latter, F, Daughter, age 2, born UckfieldAmy Latter
3rd Apr 1881CensusBetsy 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Relf, F, Wife, married, age 27, born BarcombeJane Relf [Phillips]
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnnie Relf, F, Daughter, age 8, born Ripe; occupation: scholarAnne Jane Relf
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Relf, M, Son, age 4, born Fletching; occupation: scholarGeorge Frederick Relf
3rd Apr 1881CensusPercey 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Wornham, F, Wife, married, age 29, born SurreyMary Ann Wornham
3rd Apr 1881CensusMinnie Wornham, F, Daughter, age 5, born Surrey; occupation ScholarMinnie Wornham
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhebe Alice Wornham, F, Daughter, age 2, born SurreyPhebe Alice Wornham

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Stevens, M, Head, married, age 39, born Fletching; occupation Farm labourerWilliam StevensSplains Green Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnnie Stevens, F, Daughter, age 10, born Surrey; occupation ScholarAnnie Stevens
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Stevens, F, Daughter, age 8, born Surrey; occupation ScholarElizabeth Sarah Rosabel Stevens
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Packham, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Horsted KeynesMary Ann Packham [Baker]
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenery Packham, M, Son, single, age 23, born Lindfield; occupation: wheelwright's assistantHenry Packham, painter
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Rheuben Packham, M, Son, single, age 18, born Crawley; occupation: wheelwright's assistantAlfred Reuben Packham, wheelwright
3rd Apr 1881CensusAbraham Charles Packham, M, Son, single, age 13, born Fletching; occupation: scholarAbraham Charles Packham
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Packham, M, Son, single, age 10, born Fletching; occupation: scholarFrederick Packham
3rd Apr 1881CensusMargrate Packham, F, Daughter, age 9, born Fletching; occupation: scholarMargaret Grover [Packham]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Packham, M, Son, age 8, born Fletching; occupation: scholarEdward Packham
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Geo. Banister, M, Son, age 2, born DurhamWilliam George Banister
3rd Apr 1881CensusLeuther 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmely Packham, F, Wife, married, age 20, born FletchingEmily Packham
3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha Packham, F, Daughter, age 3, born FletchingMartha Packham
3rd Apr 1881CensusBertha Packham, F, Daughter, age 2, born FletchingBertha Packham
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusSusan Jones, F, Wife, married, age 46, born FramfieldSusan Jones
3rd Apr 1881CensusRodah Jones, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Hailsham; occupation: domestic servantRodah Jones
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Jones, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Newick; occupation: scholarEliza Jones
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenery John Jones, M, Son, age 10, born Newick; occupation: scholarHenery John Jones
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Jones, F, Daughter, age 7, born Newick; occupation: scholarMary Ann Jones
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdith 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnnie Reade, F, Daughter, age 3, born FletchingAnnie Reade
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Simons, F, [Step]Daughter, age 6, born Fletching; occupation ScholarEllen Emily Simons
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Simons, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Barcombe; occupation HousekeeperEmily Simmons
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenery 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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