The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Piltdown      Maresfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1927The Sussex Highlands ⇒ p. 59

Places in Piltdown
Advent Tabernacle Church
Argus Farm
Barkham
Bishes Cottages
Brickyard Farm
Cheales Cottages
Combers
Crouchs [a.k.a. Couch] Croft
Gilberts Cottages
Goldbridge Cottage
Goldstraw
Grisling Common
Hoaths
Hobbs Cottage
Holly Lodge
Lamb Inn
Leopards
Little Taylors Farm
Merrians [a.k.a. Merrimans] Farm
Moons Farm
Mount Pleasant
Mules
Pilt Down [a.k.a. Grizeldens] Farm
Piltdown Lodge
Piltdown Nursery
Pond House
Rushton House
Scotts
Shortbridge Wesleyan Chapel
Skinners
Star Inn
Stone Cross
Tainters House
Waterloo Cottage
Woods Cottage
Historical records

c 1724Fletching and Maresfield, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenPilt Down

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 GreamPilt Down

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

1827Occupation LabourerWilliam WelfarePiltdownIan Harvey's records

1834Occupation PublicanWilliam WelfarePiltdownIan Harvey's records

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Bannister, M, Head, age 53, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerThomas Bannister, farm labourerPilt Down Cottages1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Mary Bannister, F, [Wife], age 58, born SussexMary Bannister

6th Jun 1841CensusMarkas Murrell, M, Head, age 32, born Sussex; occupation: carpenterMarkas Murrell, carpenterPilt Down Cottages1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Eliza Murrell, F, [Wife], age 31, born SussexEliza Murrell
Isaac Murrell, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexIsaac Murrell
Mahalah Murrell, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexMahalah Murrell
Jane Murrell, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexJane Murrell
Eliza Murrell, F, [Daughter], age 2 months, born SussexEliza Murrell

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Guy, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: shoe makerHenry Guy, shoe makerPilt Down Cottages1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Sarah Guy, F, [Wife], age 28, born SussexSarah Guy
Eliza Guy, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexEliza Guy
Alice Guy, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexAlice Guy

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Brooker, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: tea dealerWilliam Brooker, tea dealerPilt Down Cottages1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Sarah Brooker, F, [Wife], age 28, born Sussex; occupation: housekeeperSarah Brooker
Benjamin Brooker, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexBenjamin Brooker

6th Jun 1841CensusCaleb Varnham, M, Head, age 21, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerCaleb VarnhamPiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Argent Varnham, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexArgent Varnham
Frances Varnham, F, [Daughter], age 5 months, born SussexFrances Varnham
Mary Adams, F, [Lodger], age 45 to 49, born SussexMary Adams
Mary Adams, F, [Lodger's daughter], age 12, born SussexMary Peirce [Ellis] [Adams]

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Langridge, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: carpenterGeorge Langridge, carpenterPiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Frances Langridge, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexFrances Langridge [Smith]
Henry Langridge, M, [Son], age 15, born SussexHenry Langridge
Elizabeth Langridge, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexElizabeth Ann Grover [Langridge]
Mary Langridge, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexMary Langridge
Sarah Langridge, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexSarah Ann Langridge
John Langridge, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexJohn Langridge, labourer
Ellenor Langridge, F, [Daughter], age 5 months, born SussexEleanor Rutland [Langridge]

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Cheal, M, Head, age 24, born Sussex, occupation: carpenterJohn ChealePiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Cheal, F, [Wife], age 21, born SussexMary Cheale

6th Jun 1841CensusCharles Osborn, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation HucksterCharles Osborne, hucksterPiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Anne Osborn, F, [Wife], age 33, born SussexAnn Osborne [Dumbrell]
Layton Osborn, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexLayton Osborne
Anne Osborn, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexAnne Osborne
Sarah Osborn, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexSarah Jane Osborne
Delphan Osborn, F, [Daughter], age 1 month, born SussexEmily Osborne
Mary Osborn, F, [Mother], age 76, born SussexMary Osborne

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Hobbs, M, Head, age 43, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Hobbs, wood merchantPiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Ann Hobbs, F, [Wife], age 43, born SussexAnn Hobbs [Marchant]
Martha Hobbs, F, [Daughter], age 14, born SussexMartha Hobbs
Maria Hobbs, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexMary Ann James [Hobbs]
John Hobbs, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexJohn Hobbs, farm labourer
Dianna Hobbs, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexDiana Harling [Hobbs]
James Hobbs, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexJames Hobbs, farm labourer
William Hobbs, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexWilliam Jasper Hobbs, farm labourer
Emely Hobbs, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexEmily Hobbs

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Peirce, M, Head, age 53, born Sussex; occupation NurserymanHenry PeircePiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Jenny Peirce, F, [Wife], age 65 to 69, born SussexJenny Peirce
Scharlotte Harvey, F, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: servantScharlotte Harvey

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Mercer, M, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation FarmerWilliam MercerPiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Hannah Mercer, F, [Wife], age 70 to 74, born SussexHannah Mercer

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Turner, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Turner, farm labourerPiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Turner, F, [Wife], age 33, born SussexMary Turner [Avery]
Mary Turner, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexMary Anne Langridge [Turner]
John Turner, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexJohn Turner, farm labourer and park keeper
Mercy Turner, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexMercy Turner
Martha Turner, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexMartha Turner
Ansly Turner, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexAnnesley Turner
Emely Turner, F, [Daughter], age 4 months, born SussexEmily Gurr [Turner]

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Kenward, M, Head, age 28, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Kenward, farm labourerPiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Emely Kenward, F, [Wife], age 21, born SussexEmma Kenward
Unnamed Kenward, F, [Daughter], age 3 weeks, born SussexUnnamed Kenward

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Mitchell, M, Head, age 69, born Sussex; occupation: nurserymanJames Mitchell, nurserymanPiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Mitchell, F, [Daughter], age 36, born SussexMary Mitchell
James Mitchell, M, [Son], age 33, born SussexJames Mitchell
Anne Mitchell, F, [Daughter-in-law], age 31Anne Mitchell
John Mitchell, M, [Son], age 30 to 34, born SussexJohn Mitchell
Mary Mitchell, F, [Grand-daughter], age 1, born SussexMary Mitchell
James Mitchell, M, [Grand-son], age 1 month, born SussexJames Mitchell
Eliza Langridge, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantEliza Langridge

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Richards, M, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerGeorge RichardsPiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Ann Richards, F, [Wife], age 62, born SussexAnn Richards
Simeon Richards, M, [Grand-son], age 15 to 19, born SussexSimeon Richards
Henry Richards, M, [Grand-son], age 3, born SussexHenry Richards

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Thorpe, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJohn ThorpePiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Thorpe, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexMary Thorpe
William Thorpe, M, [Son], age 16, born SussexWilliam Thorpe
Thomas Thorpe, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexThomas Thorpe
Lucy Thorpe, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexLucy Grover [Thorpe]
George Thorpe, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexGeorge Thorpe
Frances Thorpe, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexFrances Thorpe
Jesse Thorpe, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexJesse Thorpe
Sarah Thorpe, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexSarah Thorpe

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Wood, M, Head, age 34, born Sussex; occupation GrocerJames WoodPiltdown1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Anne Wood, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexAnne Wood [Mitchell]
John Wood, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexJohn Wood
William Wood, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexWilliam Wood
Thomas Wood, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexThomas Wood
Joshua Wood, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexJoshua Wood
Elizabeth Diplock, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantElizabeth Diplock

1851Wood, James; occupation ShopkeeperJames WoodPiltdownPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Divall, farm labourerPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeJane Divall [Smith]
Son; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Divall

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation HUCKSTERCharles Osborne, hucksterPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Osborne [Dumbrell]
Son; occupation Farm labourerLayton Osborne
DaughterSarah Jane Osborne
DaughterEmily Osborne
Son; occupation SCHOLARJames William Osborne
SonJohn Osborne
SonBenjamin Osborne

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: wood merchantEdward Hobbs, wood merchantPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Hobbs [Marchant]
Son; occupation: farm labourerJohn Hobbs, farm labourer
Son; occupation: farm labourerJames Hobbs, farm labourer
Son; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Jasper Hobbs, farm labourer
Daughter; occupation: scholarEmily Hobbs
Son; occupation: scholarIsaac Hobbs

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gardenerJohn Lee, gardenerPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeCaroline Lee
SonJohn Lee
SonDavid Lee
VisitorFrederick Judson
VisitorHenry Judson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: retired builderWilliam Benham, builderPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Maria Benham
DaughterAda Benham

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerCaleb VarnhamPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeArgent Varnham
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARFrances Varnham
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARAnn Varnham
Son; occupation SCHOLARCaleb Varnham
DaughterMary Varnham
DaughterEliza Varnham

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gardenerWilliam Turner, farm labourerPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeMary Turner [Avery]
Daughter; occupation: scholarAnnesley Turner
Daughter; occupation: scholarEmily Gurr [Turner]
Son; occupation: scholarWilliam Turner, farm labourer
Daughter; occupation: scholarJane Turner
SonJames Turner, farm labourer
SonGeorge Turner

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gardenerJohn Kenward, farm labourerPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeEmma Kenward
Son; occupation: scholarJohn Kenward
Son; occupation: scholarGeorge Kenward
DaughterMary Ann Kenward
SonWilliam Kenward

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: shoe makerHenry Guy, shoe makerPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Guy
Son; occupation: scholarFrederick H Guy
Son; occupation: scholarGeorge Guy

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Bedwell, farm labourerPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeLucy Bedwell
DaughterLydia Bedwell
SonGeorge Bedwell, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: bricklayerDavid Grover, bricklayerPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Grover
Lodger; widowed; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Evershed

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Farmer, farm labourerPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeSophia Farmer [Morphy]
SonJohn Farmer
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Ann Farmer
SonJames Farmer
SonGeorge Farmer
Lodger; occupation Broom makerJohn Morphew, broom maker
Lodger; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Morphy

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation WHEELWRIGHTGeorge ReedPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeRebecca Reed [Hargreaves]
Mother-in-law; widowedHannah Hargreaves

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GrocerJames WoodPilt Down1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeAnne Wood [Mitchell]
Son; occupation GrocerJohn Wood
Son; occupation ScholarWilliam Wood
Son; occupation ScholarThomas Wood
Son; occupation ScholarJoshua Wood
Daughter; occupation ScholarAnn Perrin [Wood]
Daughter; occupation ScholarMary Wood
SonEbenezer Wood
SonEphraim Wood
Servant; occupation: general servantMary Ann Curd

1867Directory entryPackham Mr. James, Pilt downPilt downPost Office Directory

1867Directory entryBrooker William, tea dealer, Pilt downPilt downPost Office Directory

1867Directory entryFenner George, shopkeeper & post office, Pilt downPilt downPost Office Directory

1867Directory entryMarkwick Thomas, shoe maker, Pilt downPilt downPost Office Directory

1867Directory entryStevenson George, boarding & day school, Pilt downPilt downPost Office Directory

1867Directory entryWelfare Henry, beer retailer, Pilt downPilt downPost Office Directory

1867Directory entryWood James, beer retailer, PiltdownPiltdownPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryBrooker William, tea dealer, Pilt downPilt downPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryFenner George, shopkeeper & saddler and post office, Pilt downpost office, Pilt downPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryMarkwick Thos., shoe maker, Pilt downPilt downPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryMartin George, farmer, Brick Kiln farm, Pilt downBrick Kiln farm, Pilt downPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryMepham James, farmer, Pilt downPilt downPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryStevenson George, beer retailer, Pilt downPilt downPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryHolden John, shopkeeper, PiltdownPiltdownPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryWood William, farmer, PiltdownPiltdownPost Office Directory

c 1875Piltdown, South West of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyPiltdown

1879RecollectionsThomas NewnhamPiltdownAshdown 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:

Newnham, Thomas. 87. (Witness is infirm and rather vague in memory but he will keep to what is noted down.) Living near the Star at Piltdown. I was born at Annwood Farm, which then belonged to Mr. Charles Marchant. My Father used the farm, over 200 acres. I worked for my Father on the farm and lived there till I was about 50. During 3 or 4 years of that time I went to live at Horsted Kaynes where my Father also used the Oddins Farm and I still worked at Annwood. After I gave up working for my Father, I still lived at Annwood and worked for Mr. Mabbott at Forest Farm and Gooses Farm near Chelwood Common for 24 or 25 years. Then I took a little farm called Aliens Farm, but its proper name was Wilmots (8 acres) joining Chelwood Farm and near Annwood Farm. I had it about 5 years then my wife died about 6 years ago and I gave up work except doing a little for Mr. Hoather at Annwood Farm.

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1879RecollectionsCharles Newnham, labourerPiltdownAshdown 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:

Newnham, Charles. About 65. In full health and vigour. Living near the Star at Piltdown Down, Maresfield. Farmer. I am the youngest son of Nicholas Newnham who used Annwood Farm. Thomas Newnham (witness) is my eldest brother. 168 I was born at Annwood and worked with my Father there till he gave up the farm, that was about 1 year after I was married. I was 25 when I was married in 1838. After my Father gave up the farm I worked for the owner Mr. Marchant (of Folkestone) for 4 years. Then I went to Barcombe for a few months and then to Goldstrow under Mr. Carr about 2 years. Then I went to Piltdown and worked for Mr. John Kenward on Moores Farm about a year, then I moved into Kent for 3 years, then to Berkshire for 10 months. Then I went back to Kent about 8 years, then I went to Epsom for about 11 years, then I came to Nutfield 2 years [and] then I came back to Fletching and took the Pound Farm under Lord Sheffield for 8 years and left it this last Michaelmas.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusJonah Williams, M, Head, married, age 32, born Fletching; occupation HucksterJonah WilliamsPiltdown1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Agnes Williams, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Little HorstedAgnes Williams
George Williams, M, Son, single, age 7, born Fletching; occupation ScholarGeorge Williams
Alice Williams, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born FletchingAlice Williams
Edith Williams, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born FletchingEdith Williams
Frank Williams, M, Son, single, age 3, born FletchingFrank Williams
Frederick Williams, M, Son, single, age 1 m, born FletchingFrederick Williams

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Richards, M, Head, married, age 28, born Fletching; occupation Farm labourerAlfred RichardsPiltdown1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Alice Richards, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Little HorstedAlice Richards
Alfred Richards, M, Son, single, age 6, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarAlfred Richards
Harry Richards, M, Son, single, age 3, born MaresfieldHarry Richards
George Richards, M, Son, single, age 1, born MaresfieldGeorge Richards

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Dumbull, M, Head, married, age 46, born Fletching; occupation: farmerJohn DumbrellPiltdown1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Caroline Dumbull, F, Wife, married, age 38, born MaresfieldCaroline Cordelia Dumbrell [Walter]
John Dumbull, M, Son, single, age 13, born Fletching; occupation: scholarJohn Dumbrell
Richard Dumbull, M, Son, single, age 12, born Fletching; occupation: scholarRichard Dumbrell
Walter Dumbull, M, Son, single, age 11, born Fletching; occupation: scholarWalter Dumbrell
Louise Dumbull, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Fletching; occupation: scholarLouise Dumbrell
Edith Dumbull, F, Daughter, single, age 8, born Fletching; occupation: scholarEdith Dumbrell
Mable Mary Dumbull, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born Fletching; occupation: scholarMable Mary Dumbrell
Isabla Dumbull, F, Daughter, single, age 3, born FletchingIsabla Dumbrell
Beatrice Dumbull, F, Daughter, single, age 1, born FletchingBeatrice Dumbrell

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Latler, M, Head, married, age 63, born Yalding; occupation: gardenerJohn Latter, gardenerPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Susanna Latler, F, Wife, married, age 61, born BrenchlySusan Latter [Badly]
John Latler, M, Son, single, age 34, born Brenchly; occupation: gardenerJohn Latter
William Thos. Latler, M, Son, single, age 32, born Maidstone; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Thomas Latter
Clara Latler, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born East Peckham; occupation: dressmakerClara Latter

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnesley Morling, F, Head, married, age 56, born Fletching; occupation: charwomanAnnesley MorlingPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Frederick Morling, M, Son, single, age 25, born Fletching; occupation: carpenter journeymanFrederick Morling
Frank Morling, M, Son, single, age 22, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerFrank Morling
Elizabeth Morling, F, Daughter, single, age 34, born Fletching; occupation: domestic servantElizabeth Morling
George Morling, M, Grandson, single, age 12, born Fletching; occupation: scholarGeorge Morling
Ellen Morling, F, Granddaughter, single, age 4, born FletchingEllen Morling

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Mills, M, Head, married, age 34, born Lamberhurst; occupation: painter journeymanGeorge Mills, painter journeymanPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Elizabeth Mills, F, Wife, married, age 32, born HampshireElizabeth Mills [Sargent]
Charles Mills, M, Son, single, age 7, born Fletching; occupation: scholarCharles Mills
Malnna Mills, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born Fletching; occupation: scholarLuna Mills
Kate Mills, F, Daughter, single, age 3, born FletchingKate Mills
Norah Mills, F, Daughter, single, age 1, born FletchingNorah Mills

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge William Markwick, M, Head, married, age 30, born Fletching; occupation: shoemaker journeymanGeorge Markwick, shoemaker, publican and wood dealerPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Eliza L. Markwick, F, Wife, married, age 28, born MaresfieldEliza Louisa Markwick [Walter]
Louisa Markwick, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born FletchingLouisa Markwick
Ernest Walter Markwick, M, Son, single, age 6 m, born FletchingErnest Walter Markwick

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Langridge, M, Head, married, age 43, born Fletching; occupation: sawyerStephen Langridge, sawyerPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Mary Langridge, F, Wife, married, age 41, born GloucestershireMary Langridge
Frederick Will. Langridge, M, Son, single, age 3, born FletchingFrederick William Langridge

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Markwick, M, Head, married, age 57, born Uckfield; occupation: master shoe makerThomas Markwick, master shoemakerPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Caroline Markwick, F, Wife, married, age 57, born BuxtedCaroline Markwick [Smith]

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Morrer, M, Head, married, age 67, born Rudgwick; occupation: farm labourerHenry Morrer, farm labourerPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Elizabeth Morrer, F, Wife, married, age 64, born BillingshurstElizabeth Morrer

3rd Apr 1881CensusMark Horscraft, M, Head, married, age 49, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerMark HorsecraftPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Mary Horscraft, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Horsted KeynesMary Horscraft
George Cheale, M, Son, married, age 21, born Fletching, occupation: carpenter journeymanGeorge Cheale

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Grover, F, Head, widowed, age 78, born IsfieldAnn Grover [Thorpe]Piltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Grover, F, Head, widowed, age 78, born IsfieldAnn GroverPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Sarah Turner, F, Sister, single, age 75, born Isfield, handicap: imbecileSarah Turner

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnthony Ellis, M, Head, married, age 60, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerAntony Ellis, farm labourerPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Elizabeth Ellis, F, Wife, married, age 62, born FletchingElizabeth Ellis [Burgess]
Henry Ellis, M, Son, single, age 26, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerHenry Ellis
Lucy A. Langridge, F, Mother, widowed, age 82, born UckfieldLucy Ann Langridge [Weaver]
Jane E. Brooks, F, Visitor, single, age 17, born Kent; occupation: kitchenmaidJane E. Brooks

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Blackman, M, Head, married, age 67, born Mayfield, occupation: farm labourerEdward Blackman, farm labourerPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Harriett Blackman, F, Wife, married, age 58, born MaresfieldHarriot Blackman
William Smith, M, Son, married, age 31, born Fletching; occupation: hurdle makerWilliam Smith, hurdle maker
Mary J. Smith, F, Daughter, married, age 27, born FletchingMary Jane Smith [Blackman]
Mary J. Smith, F, Daughter, married, age 27, born FletchingMary Jane Smith [Blackman]
Harriet M. Smith, F, Granddaughter, single, age 12, born Fletching; occupation: scholarHarriet M. Smith
Phoebe J. Smith, F, Granddaughter, single, age 10, born Fletching; occupation: scholarPhoebe J. Smith
William G. Smith, M, Grandson, single, age 5, born MaresfieldWilliam G. Smith
Albert E. Grant, M, Boarder, single, age 11 m, born RingmerAlbert E. Grant

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Dance, M, Head, married, age 66, born Gloucestershire; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Dance, farm labourerPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Eliza Dance, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Framfield; occupation: charwomanEliza Dance
Thomas G.A. Brown, M, Son, single, age 13, born Uckfield; occupation: farm labourerThomas G.A. Brown
Georgina E. Dance, F, Daughter, single, age 10, born Fletching; occupation: scholarGeorgina E. Dance

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Smith, M, Gipsy, age 13, born Brasted, KentAlfred SmithPiltdown Common1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Job Smith, M, Gipsy, age 10, born Tunbridge WellsJob Smith
Absolom Smith, M, Gipsy, age 8, born LondonAbsolom Smith
Betsy Wickens, F, Gipsy, single, age 17, born Keymer; occupation GipsyBetsy Wickens
Lily Wickens, F, Gipsy, age 15, born Pevensey; occupation GipsyLily Wickens
James Smith, M, Gipsy, age 10, born CopthorneJames Smith
Henry Wickens, M, Gipsy, age 10; occupation GipsyHenry Wickens
Frederick Wickens, M, Gipsy, age 5; occupation GipsyFrederick Wickens
Mary Ann Smith, F, Gipsy, age 20Mary Ann Smith
Mary Smith, F, Gipsy, married, age 50Mary Smith
William Smith, M, Gipsy, married, age 50William Smith
George Horne, M, Gipsy, age 26; occupation: gipsyGeorge Horne
James Horne, M, Gipsy, age 24; occupation: gipsyJames Horne
Betsy Wickens, F, Gipsy, married, age 48; occupation GipsyBetsy Wickens
Frances Wickens, M, Gipsy, married, age 50; occupation GipsyFrances Wickens
Frances Wickens, F, Gipsy, age 12; occupation GipsyFrances Wickens

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnsley Hobbs, F, Head, single, age 52, born Fletching; occupation: laundressAnesley HobbsPiltdown1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Amy L. Bowthorpe, F, Niece, single, age 20, born Surrey, occupation: assistant laundressAmy L. Bowthorpe
Hannah Osborn, F, Lodger, single, age 41, born Fletching; occupation SeamstressHannah Osborn

3rd Apr 1881CensusWm. Reed, M, Head, married, age 32, born Maresfield; occupation Farm labourerWilliam ReedPiltdown1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Ellen Reed, F, Wife, married, age 28, born MaresfieldEllen Reed [Allen]
Alice E. Reed, F, Daughter, age 11, born Uckfield; occupation ScholarAlice E. Reed
Louisa E. Reed, F, Daughter, age 3, born FletchingLouisa E. Reed
Eliza Allen, F, Mother In Law, widowed, age 65, born MaresfieldEliza Allen

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeo. Langridge, M, Head, married, age 28, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Langridge, farm labourerPiltdown1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Jane Langridge, F, Wife, married, age 30, born FletchingJane Langridge [Wood]
Mary Langridge, F, Daughter, age 7, born Fletching; occupation: scholarMary Langridge
John W. Langridge, M, Son, age 3, born FletchingJohn William Langridge
Kate M. Langridge, F, Daughter, age 2, born FletchingKate Maria Langridge
May Langridge, F, Daughter, age 1 m, born FletchingMay Langridge

3rd Apr 1881CensusTom Tomsett, M, Head, married, age 27, born Fletching; occupation MasonTom TomsettPiltdown1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Annie Tomsett, F, Wife, married, age 24, born FletchingAnnie Tomsett
Annie Tomsett, F, Daughter, age 2, born FletchingAnnie Tomsett
Alice Tomsett, F, Daughter, age 5 m, born FletchingAlice Tomsett

3rd Apr 1881CensusWm. Grover, M, Head, married, age 60, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Grover, farm labourerPiltdown1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Jane Grover, F, Wife, married, age 59, born HurstpierpointJane Grover [King]

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Bedwell, M, Head, married, age 77, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerJames Bedwell, farm labourerPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Jane Bedwell, F, Wife, married, age 70, born MaresfieldJane Bedwell
Charles Bedwell, M, Son, single, age 48, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerCharles Bedwell
James Bedwell, M, Son, single, age 36, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerJames Bedwell

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Ingram, M, Head, married, age 50, born Wiltshire; occupation: stone masonWilliam Ingram, stone masonPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Ingram, F, Wife, married, age 35, born HampshireMary Ingram
Emma Ingram, F, Daughter, age 6, born London; occupation: scholarEmma Ingram

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas King, M, Head, married, age 57, born Fletching; occupation: carpenterThomas KingPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Frances King, F, Wife, married, age 54, born FletchingFrances King
William King, M, Son, single, age 23, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerWilliam King
Harriett Knight, F, Daughter, married, age 29, born Fletching; occupation: dressmakerHarriett Knight [King]
George Knight, M, Son In Law, married, age 32, born Brighton; occupation: bricklayerGeorge Knight, bricklayer
Alice King, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Fletching; occupation: domestic servantAlice King
Spencer King, M, Son, single, age 17, born Fletching; occupation: shoe makerSpencer King
Frank King, M, Son, single, age 15, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerFrank King
Ada A. King, F, Granddaughter, age 10, born Fletching; occupation: scholarAda A. King

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Miles, M, Head, married, age 31, born Little Horsted; occupation: farm labourerJohn Miles, farm labourerPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Eliza Miles, F, Wife, married, age 28, born FletchingEliza Miles [Bedwell]
Eliza Theobalds, F, Niece, age 9; occupation ScholarEliza Theobalds

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Bedwell, M, Head, married, age 30, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerHenry Bedwell, farm labourerPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Orphy Bedwell, F, Wife, married, age 26, born MaresfieldOrphy Bedwell
Birt Bedwell, M, Son, age 2, born FletchingBirt Bedwell

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Hobbs, M, Head, married, age 50, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerJohn Hobbs, farm labourerPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Frances Hobbs, F, Wife, married, age 50, born FletchingFrances Hobbs

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Langridge, M, Head, married, age 58, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerJames Langridge, farm labourerPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Langridge, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Maresfield; occupation: grocerElizabeth Langridge [Hobbs]
Fanny Langridge, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Fletching; occupation: dressmakerFanny Langridge
George Langridge, M, Son, single, age 22, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Langridge
Ellen Langridge, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Maresfield; occupation: domestic servantEleanor Langridge
Isaac Langridge, M, Son, single, age 16, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerIsaac Langridge, gardener
Frederick Langridge, M, Grandson, age 9, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarFrederick Langridge
Joseph Sims, M, Lodger, married, age 60, born Gloucestershire; occupation Whip makerJoseph Sims

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnne Hobbs, F, Head, widowed, age 84, born FletchingAnn Hobbs [Marchant]Piltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Langridge, M, Head, married, age 32, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerEdward Langridge, farm bailiffPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Eliza Langridge, F, Wife, married, age 28, born IsfieldEliza Langridge [Wren]
Edward Langridge, M, Son, age 9, born Framfield; occupation: scholarEdward Wren
Roland Langridge, M, Son, age 5, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarRoland Langridge
Burt Langridge, M, Son, age 4, born FletchingBert Langridge
Blanch Langridge, F, Daughter, age 1, born MaresfieldBlanche Langridge

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdwin Avis, M, Head, married, age 36, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerEdwin Avis, farm labourerPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Phoebe Avis, F, Wife, married, age 31, born FletchingPhoebe Avis
Thomas Avis, M, Son, age 2 m, born MaresfieldThomas Avis

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Roots, F, Head, widowed, age 70, born Horsted KeynesAnn RootsPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Julia Richards, F, Visitor, single, age 25, born Fletching; occupation CookJulia Richards

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdmund Langridge, M, Head, married, age 52, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerEdmund Langridge, farm labourerPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Jane Langridge, F, Wife, married, age 50, born FletchingJane Langridge [Thorp]
Thomas Thorpe, M, Son In Law, single, age 24, born Newick; occupation Farm labourerThomas Thorpe

3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Martin, F, Head, widowed, age 73, born FletchingMary MartinPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Martin, F, Niece, single, age 61; occupation: assistant housekeeperMary Martin
Eleanor Cheale, F, Granddaughter, age 13, born Fletching; occupation: scholarEleanor Cheale

3rd Apr 1881CensusCaleb Varnum, M, Head, married, age 62, born Lindfield; occupation GardenerCaleb VarnhamPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Argent Varnum, F, Wife, married, age 64, born IsfieldArgent Varnham

3rd Apr 1881CensusBenjamin Weston, M, Head, married, age 59, born East Grinstead; occupation: farm labourerBenjamin Henry Newman Weston, farmerPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Sarah J. Weston, F, Wife, married, age 56, born East GrinsteadSarah Jane Weston [Picknell]

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Wood, M, Head, married, age 45, born East Grinstead; occupation FarmerWilliam WoodPiltdown1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Ruth Wood, F, Wife, married, age 50, born FletchingRuth Wood
Esther Wood, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born MaresfieldEsther Wood
Ruth Wood, F, Daughter, age 8, born Maresfield; occupation ScholarRuth Wood

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Smith, M, Head, married, age 66; occupation: pedlarGeorge Smith, pedlarPiltdown Tent1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mignonette Smith, F, Wife, married, age 65Mignonette Smith
Rebecca Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Canterbury, KentRebecca Smith
Alfred Smith, M, Son, age 14, born Brasted, KentAlfred Smith
James Smith, M, Son, age 12, born Copthorne, SussexJames Smith
Aaron Smith, M, Son, single, age 20, born Redhill, SurreyAaron Smith
Naomi Smith, F, Daughter, age 9, born CrowboroughNaomi Smith
Edward James, M, Son In Law, married, age 19, born SurreyEdward James
Phoebe James, F, Daughter, married, age 18, born SurreyPhoebe James [Smith]

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Wenham, M, Head, married, age 28, born Worth; occupation PedlarFrederick WenhamPiltdown Tent1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Patience Wenham, F, Wife, married, age 25, born WorthPatience Wenham
Frederick Wenham, M, Son, age 6, born WorthFrederick Wenham
William Wenham, M, Son, age 4, born WorthWilliam Wenham
John Wenham, M, Son, age 3, born WorthJohn Wenham
Alice Wenham, F, Daughter, age 1, born WorthAlice Wenham

1882Directory entryFenner George, shopkeeper & sadler and post officepost officeKelly's Directory
RECEIVING HOUSE, Pilt Down. George Fenner, receiver, Letters arrive from Uckfield at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 6,45 p.m.; sundays, arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched 11.45 a.m

1882Directory entryLangridge James, shopkeeper, PiltdownPiltdownKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryWood William, farmer, PiltdownPiltdownKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryPenfold PhillipPiltdownKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryEllis Anthony; market gardenerPiltdownKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryGurr Alfred, shopkeeperPiltdownKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryMarkwick Thomas, shoe makerPiltdownKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryScott Edward, cowkeeperPiltdownKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryStevenson George, beer retailerPiltdownKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryWilliam John, market gardenerPiltdownKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryFleet, John, farmer, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryHartley, Frank, dealer, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryLangridge, Jas., grocer, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryPiper, George Wren, nurseryman, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryVarnum, Caleb, farmer, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryVenus, Thomas, painter, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryWood, William, farmer, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryCurteis, Robert Maskell, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryEllis, Antony, farmer, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryFenner, George, saddler, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryFleet, John, farmer, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryGurr, Alfred, grocer, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryHorscroft, Mark, farmer, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryMarkwick, Thomas, boot maker, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryPenfold, Philip, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1888Directory entryScott, Edward, junr., farmer, PiltdownPiltdownBrooker's Guide

1903PiltdownPiltdownPrivate collection

1914Piltdown CommonPiltdown Common, UckfieldPrivate collection

c 1940Piltdown PondPiltdown Pond, UckfieldPrivate collection

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