The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Bestbeech Hill      Wadhurst  
Places in Bestbeech Hill
Hare and Hounds Inn
Smith House
Historical records

c 1724Mark Cross, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenBest Beech Hill

c 1795Wadhurst, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBestbeech hill

c 1825Wadhurst, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBest Beach

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Eastwood, farm labourerBest Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeAnn Eastwood

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: grocerEdward Fennell, grocerBest Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeFrances Fennell
SonTilden Ed Fennell
Visitor, widowed, occupation: housekeeperAnn Carpenter
Lodger; occupation Railway labourerRichard Smith

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation FARMERJohn SmithBest Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeJane Smith
Grand-sonGeorge Brown
Grand-daughter; occupation: dressmakerMary Ann Brown
Servant; occupation Farm labourerHerbert Wickham

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerLaurence StandenBest Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeRuth Standen

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: road manWilliam Kitchenham, road manBest Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Son; occupation: railway labourerCharles Earle
Housekeeper; widowed; occupation: housekeeperMary A. Earle

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerJames SmithBest Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeEllen Smith
DaughterFanny Smith
SonJoseph W. Smith
Lodger; occupation: tailorWilliam Paine

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: shoe makerAlfred Mabb, shoe makerBext Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeSarah Mabb
Daughter; occupation: scholarEliza Mabb
DaughterLueeza Mabb
Visitor; occupation: former servantEliza Mabb

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerJesse WickhamBest Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeHarriett Wickham
Son; occupation SCHOLARBenjamin Wickham
Son; occupation SCHOLARGeorge W. Wickham
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARCaroline Wickham
Son; occupation SCHOLARJames Wickham
Son; occupation SCHOLARWilliam Wickham
Son; occupation SCHOLARJosiah Wickham
DaughterSarah A. Wickham

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: blacksmithGeorge Gallop, blacksmithBest Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifePhoebe Gallop
SonSylvan Gallop
DaughterMary A. Gallop
Servant; occupation Blacksmith journeymanDavid Page

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerJoseph WeeksBest Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeAnne Weeks [Swift]
DaughterSarah Weeks
DaughterCharity Weeks
DaughterEllen Weeks
SonFrederick Weeks

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: wheelwrightHenry Gibb, wheelwrightBest Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeAnn Gibb
SonDavid William Gibb
Son; occupation: scholarHarry Gibb
Son; occupation: scholarWilliam Frederick Gibb
Son; occupation: scholarDennis Gibb
DaughterNancy Pamela Gibb
SonJabes Gibb
Son-in-law; occupation: wheelwright journeymanAlbert John White Turner

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerHenry SwiftBest Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary J. Swift
DaughterPhildelphia Swift

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: pauperMary Ann Wallis [Bottin]Best Beech Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
DaughterMary Anne Wallis
DaughterHarriett Wallis
SonSamuel Wallis, blacksmith
DaughterLucy Ann Wallis
DaughterFrances Wallis
SonThomas Wallis
DaughterSusan Perry Allcorn [Wallis]

c 1875East of Mark Cross, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBestbeech Hill

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Crouch, M, Head, married, age 57, born Tonbridge; occupation: farm labourerStephen Crouch, farm labourerCottage Under Bestbeach Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Crouch, F, Wife, married, age 52, born ChiddingstoneMary Crouch
Stephen Herrion, M, Nephew, single, age 13, born Kent; occupation: scholarStephen Herrion

3rd Apr 1881CensusDavid Smith, M, Head, married, age 28, born Wadhurst; occupation Butcher and GrocerDavid SmithBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Sarah Smith, F, Wife, married, age 26, born WadhurstSarah Elizabeth Smith [Boorman]
Charles W. Smith, M, Son, age 4, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarCharles W. Smith
Louisa M. Smith, F, Daughter, age 2, born WadhurstLouisa M. Smith
Flora Smith, F, Daughter, age 10 m, born WadhurstFlora Smith
Horace Smith, M, Brother, single, age 24, born Wadhurst; occupation Journeyman ButcherHorace Smith
Albert Smith, M, Brother, single, age 19, born Wadhurst; occupation Assistant Journeyman ButcherAlbert Smith
Jane Parks, F, Servant, single, age 13, born Burwash; occupation NurseJane Parks

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Mabb, M, Head, married, age 61, born Wadhurst; occupation: shoe makerAlfred Mabb, shoe makerBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Sarah Mabb, F, Wife, married, age 56, born WadhurstSarah Mabb
William Mabb, M, Son, single, age 20, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Mabb
Albert Mabb, M, Son, single, age 18, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerAlbert Mabb
George Mabb, M, Son, single, age 16, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Mabb
Ernest Mabb, M, Son, single, age 13, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerErnest Mabb

3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Smith, M, Head, married, age 56, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerRobert SmithBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Philadalphia Smith, F, Wife, married, age 60, born RotherfieldPhiladalphia Smith
James Manktelow, M, Son In Law, single, age 22, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Manktelow
Elizabeth Smith, F, Gran Daughter, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarElizabeth Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Baldwin, M, Head, widowed, age 81, born Wadhurst; occupation: road labourerThomas Baldwin, road labourerBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Hannah Mepham, F, Dtr In Law, married, age 36, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: housekeeperHannah Mepham [Baldwin]
Albert Baldwin, M, Gr Son, age 9, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarAlbert Baldwin
George Baldwin, M, Gr Son, age 4, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarGeorge Baldwin
William Mepham, M, Son In Law, married, age 45, born Burwash; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Mepham, farm labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Gibb, M, Head, widowed, age 73, born Wadhurst; occupation: farmerHenry Gibb, wheelwrightBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Jenner, M, Head, married, age 32, born Edenbridge; occupation: farm labourerThomas Jenner, farm labourerBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Eliza Jenner, F, Wife, married, age 30, born WadhurstEliza Jenner [Clapson]
Freddy Jenner, M, Son, age 3, born WadhurstFreddy Jenner
Thomas Jenner, M, Son, age 2 m, born WadhurstThomas Jenner
George Mabb, M, Lodger, single, age 16, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Mabb

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Groves, M, Head, married, age 63, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerEdward Groves, farm labourerBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Emma Groves, F, Wife, married, age 54, born MiddlesexEmma Groves
Charles Groves, M, Son, single, age 21, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerCharles Groves
Emma Groves, F, Daughter, age 14, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarEmma Groves

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdwin Gallup, M, Head, married, age 28, born Wadhurst; occupation: blacksmithEdwin Gallup, blacksmithBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Fanny Gallup, F, Wife, married, age 29, born MiddlesexFanny Gallup
George W. Gallup, M, Son, age 5, born Lamberhurst; occupation: scholarGeorge W. Gallup
Ellen Gallup, F, Daughter, age 3, born WadhurstEllen Gallup
Albert E. Gallup, M, Son, age 2, born WadhurstAlbert E. Gallup

3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter Edwards, M, Lodger (Head), single, age 28, born Burwash; occupation: brickmakerWalter Edwards, brickmakerBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Pennells, F, Lodger (Head), married, age 43, born Etchingham; occupation HousekeeperJane PennellsBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Lancaster, F, Head, widowed, age 58, born Mayfield; occupation: housekeeperSarah Lancester [Richardson]Best Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Joseph Lancaster, M, Son, single, age 23, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerJoseph Lancaster
Nathaniel Lancaster, M, Son, single, age 21, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerNathaniel Lancaster

3rd Apr 1881CensusDavid Collins, M, Head, married, age 48, born Rotherfield, occupation: farm labourerDavid Collins, farm labourerBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary J. Collins, F, Wife, married, age 47, born WadhurstMary J. Collins
William Collins, M, Son, single, age 23, born Heathfield, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Collins
James Collins, M, Son, single, age 19, born Heathfield, occupation: farm labourerJames Collins
Clara Collins, F, Daughter, age 13, born Heathfield, occupation: scholarClara Collins
George Collins, M, Son, age 11, born Heathfield, occupation: scholarGeorge Collins
Walter Collins, M, Son, age 8, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarWalter Collins
Richard Collins, M, Son, age 5, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarRichard Collins
Elizabeth Collins, F, Daughter, age 1, born WadhurstElizabeth Collins

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Smith, M, Head, married, age 37, born Chichester; occupation BlacksmithJohn SmithBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Fanny Smith, F, Wife, married, age 31, born MayfieldFanny Smith
Anne Smith, F, Daughter, age 11, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarAnne Smith
Ellen Smith, F, Daughter, age 9, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarEllen Smith
Sarah Smith, F, Daughter, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarSarah Smith
John Smith, M, Son, age 5, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarJohn Smith
Jane Smith, F, Daughter, age 3, born WadhurstJane Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Gallup, M, Head, widowed, age 62, born Waldron, employs 2 men; occupation: farmerThomas Gallup, farmerBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Traylon Gallup, M, Brother, single, age 41, born Waldron; occupation: farm labourerTrayton Gallup
Mary A. Gallup, F, Niece, single, age 24, born Salehurst; occupation: housekeeperMary A. Gallup
Mary Grant, F, Visitor, widowed, age 70, born Surrey, out of place; occupation: servantMary Grant

3rd Apr 1881CensusDavid W. Gibb, M, Head, married, age 46, born Wadhurst; occupation: wheelwrightDavid William GibbBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Catherine J. Gibb, F, Wife, married, age 43, born WarbletonCatherine J. Gibb
Frederick R. Gibb, M, Son, age 17, born Kent; occupation: wheelwrightFrederick R. Gibb
Frank Gibb, M, Son, age 13, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarFrank Gibb
Walter W. Gibb, M, Son, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarWalter W. Gibb
Louisa M. Gibb, F, Daughter, age 9, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarLouisa M. Gibb
Grace A. Gibb, F, Daughter, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarGrace A. Gibb
Percy Gibb, M, Son, age 5, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarPercy Gibb
Eleanor Gibb, F, Daughter, age 1, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarEleanor Gibb

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Gallup, M, Head, married, age 58, born Waldron; occupation: blacksmithGeorge Gallup, blacksmithBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Elizabeth Gallup, F, Wife, married, age 55, born MiddlesexElizabeth Gallup
Ellen Gallup, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Wadhurst; occupation: shop assistantEllen Gallup
Harriot Gallup, F, Granddaughter, age 3, born EssexHarriot Gallup
Mary Grigsby, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Lamberhurst; occupation: domestic servantMary Grigsby

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank Thompson, M, Head, married, age 37, born Kent; occupation CoachmanFrank ThompsonBest Beech Hill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Selina Thompson, F, Wife, married, age 40, born KentSelina Thompson

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