The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Cousleywood      Wadhurst  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 77

Places in Cousleywood
Back Lane
Baldocks
Beals Barn
Blue Capps Farm
Broomfields
Cliff Buttons
Colleens
Cousley Wood House
Cousley Wood School
Cousley Wood Windmill
Cousleywood Quarry
Great Butts
Hunters Hall
Lady Meads Farm
Little Butts
Lucks Farm
Maitlands
Maplesden Farm
Markwicks
Mill Cottage
Monks Lane
Newbury Cottage
Old Vine
Pettits Farm
Sadlers Row
Slade Hill
Sodom
White Magpie
Wood Cottage
Historical records

c 1724Wadhurst, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenCouslywood Street

1763A New Map of [North] SussexA New Map of [North] Sussex by Thomas KitchinCouslywoodThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.

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

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: blacksmithJohn Ballard, innkeeper and smithCousley Wood Street1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeHannah Ballard
Son, occupation: scholarThomas Ballard
Son, occupation: scholarGeorge Ballard
Son, occupation: scholarEdmund Ballard
DaughterAnn Ballard

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 1 person, occupation: master blacksmithThomas Ballard, master blacksmithCousley Wood Street1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMaria Ballard
DaughterMaria Ballard

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerThomas ClarkCousley Wood Street1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeEliza Clark
SonRobert Clark

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEdward Tester, farm labourerCousley Wood Street1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeSophia Tester [Stevens]
Daughter; occupation: scholarSilvia Testor
Son; occupation: scholarEdwin Testor
SonJames Testor, roadman
SonWilliam Testor, farm labourer
DaughterFrances Testor
Lodger; occupation PAUPERWilliam Tapp

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerHenry Cane, farm labourerCousley Wood Street1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Cane

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: cordwainerJohn Bone, cordwainerCousley Wood Street1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeEliza Bone
DaughterPheley Bone
SonDaniel Bone
DaughterRuth Bone
Daughter, occupation: scholarFrances Bone
DaughterCaroline Bone
SonThomas Bone

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerRichard Chapman, farm labourerCousley Wood Street1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeZilpah Chapman
SonFrederick Chapman
SonFrank Chapman
SonSidney Chapman
SonJohn Chapman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerSamuel WeeksCousley Wood Street1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeFrances Weeks
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARFrances Weeks
Son; occupation SCHOLARJosiah Weeks
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARJane Weeks

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: sawyerWilliam Moon, sawyerCousley Wood Street1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeJane Moon [Edwards]
DaughterJane Moon
SonWilliam Edwards Moon

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerAllen SmithCousley Wood Street1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeJane Smith
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARAnn Smith
DaughterEmily Smith

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 16 people; occupation: farmerThomas Austen, farmerLower Cousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMartha Austen [Dunk]
SonThomas Austen
DaughterMary Ann Latter [Austen]
Servant, occupation: house servantMary Baldock
Visitor; widowed; occupation: independentAnn Brooks
Servant; occupation: house servantRachel Goldsmith
Son-in-law; occupation: hop factorLaurence Latter, hop factor

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation farm labourerJohn Apps, farm labourerCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Apps

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: sawyerGeorge Jeffery, sawyerCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifePhoebe Jeffery [Goodman]
DaughterPhebe Jeffery
SonGeorge Walter Jeffery, carpenter journeyman
Mother-in-lawSarah Cane

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJames Manktelow, farm labourerCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeEliza Manklow [Clark]
Daughter; occupation: scholarFanny Manklow
DaughterMaria Ann Manklow
DaughterElizabeth Manklow
DaughterHannah Manklow

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Dann, farm labourerCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeSarah Ann Dann [Dann]
DaughterAgnes Dann
DaughterEllen Dann
Visitor; occupation: farm labourerDavid Dann

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerWilliam ThorpeCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeFanny Thorpe
DaughterEliza Apps [Thorpe]
Grand-sonEdward Thorpe Apps
Grand-son; occupation farm labourerStephen Thorpe Apps
Grand-son; occupation farm labourerWilliam Thorpe Apps
Lodger; occupation BUTCHERMoses Standen

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation Farm labourerStephen WhiteCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Daughter; occupation HousekeeperCaroline White
Daughter; occupation SERVANTRachel White
Son; occupation Farm labourerWilliam White
Son; occupation SCHOLARJohn White
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARNunnie Jane White

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 2 people, occupation: boot and shoe makerJames Bone, boot makerCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Bone

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Master carpenterZebulon PullingerCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMahala Pullinger [Pierson]
Son; occupation SCHOLARJohn Pullinger
Son; occupation SCHOLARGeorge Pullinger
SonAlfred Pullinger
Apprentice; occupation Carpenter's apprenticeWilliam Wickenden

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GROCER and DRAPERWilliam WickerCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeRebecca Wicker
Journeymam; occupation: grocer's journeymanEdward Dunnins

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowedSarah AppsLower Cousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Son; occupation farm labourerJames Apps

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation FARMEREdward Rumens [Dobell]Cousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeFrances Rumens [Dobell] [Tester]
SonLevi Rumens [Dobell]
DaughterRuth King [Rumens] [Dobell]
DaughterNaomi Smith [Rumens] [Dobell]
SonBoaz Rumens [Dobell]
SonJoshua Rumens [Dobell]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerJames Jarratt, farm labourerCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Jarrett
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary A. Fairbrother
DaughterMiriam Fairbrother
DaughterNaomi Jarrett
Visitor; occupation HOUSE SERVANTAnn Tapp
Lodger; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Waghorn

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerJames ParrickCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeEllen Parrick
Son; occupation Farm labourerAdolphus Parrick
DaughterRoseannah Parrick

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: baptist ministerJames Jones, baptist minister of Shovers Green chapelCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeHarriet Jones

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 1 person; occupation WHEELWRIGHTWilliam StoleryCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeSarah Stolery
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARRuth Stolery
Apprentice; occupation: wheelwright's apprenticeJames How

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerJohn Clifton, farm labourerCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeAnn Clifton
Lodger; widowed; occupation Grocer's labourerStephen Starr

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: basket makerGeorge Hoadley, basket makerCousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeLouisa Hoadley
Lodger, occupation: dressmakerAnne Ballard

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 6 people, occupation: farmerJames Benge, farmerLower Cousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Ann Benge
Son, occupation: scholarJohn Benge
Son, occupation: scholarEdward Norton Benge
SonCharles Benge
DaughterSarah Jane Benge
Servant; occupation: farm labourerThomas Ashby
Servant; occupation: nursemaidCharlotte Dunnings
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Fielder
Servant; occupation: farm servantSarah Vinall
Servant; occupation Farm labourerJames Wood

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerJohn SkinnerLower Cousley Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeCharlotte Skiner
Son; occupation SCHOLARJohn Skiner
SonAlfred Peter Skiner
SonThomas Skiner
SonWilliam Skiner

30th Mar 1851CensusCousleywood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Cousley Wood District. Comprises all that part of the Parish on the East Side of the Turnpike Road from Slade Gate to Pell Green as far as Great Pell and from thence by a boundary line to Foxhole bottom including Markwicks, Lady Meads, Bewle Bridge Lane, Lower Cousley Wood, Sodom, Little Butts, part of Cousley Wood, Great Butts and part of Pell Green etc.
Enumerator - Charles Brissenden

c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyCousleywood

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Waghorn, M, Head, married, age 57, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerJesse WaghornNo 1, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Waghorn, F, Wife, married, age 47, born IrelandMary Waghorn

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Bone, M, Head, married, age 69, born Wadhurst, occupation: boot makerJames Bone, boot makerNo 2, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Bone, F, Wife, married, age 77, born SuffolkMary Bone

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Burgess, M, Head, married, age 53, born Heathfield; occupation: cordwainerAlfred Burgess, cordwainerNo 3, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Hannah Burgess, F, Wife, married, age 40, born FrantHannah Burgess
Elizabeth Burgess, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Frant, unemployed; occupation: domestic servantElizabeth Burgess
Alfred Burgess, M, Son, single, age 13, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Burgess
Ada Burgess, F, Daughter, single, age 3, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: scholarAda Burgess

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Hope, M, Head, married, age 62, born Surrey; occupation: farm labourerJohn Hope [Ford], farm labourerNo 4, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Eliza Hope, F, Wife, married, age 43, born WadhurstEliza Hope
Ann Ford, F, Mother In Law, widowed, age 75, born WadhurstAnn Ford
Martha Graham, F, Neice, age 12, born Surrey; occupation: scholarMartha Graham

3rd Apr 1881CensusSoloman Davis, M, Head, married, age 27, born Wadhurst; occupation: labourerSoloman Davis, labourerNo 5, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Ann Davis, F, Wife, married, age 27, born WadhurstMary Ann Davis
Arthur Ed. Davis, M, Son, age 5, born Lamberhurst; occupation: scholarArthur Ed. Davis
Florence Ann Davis, F, Daughter, age 3, born WadhurstFlorence Ann Davis
Solomon Thomas Davis, M, Son, age 1, born WadhurstSolomon Thomas Davis
Naomi Davis, F, Daughter, age 8 m, born WadhurstNaomi Davis

3rd Apr 1881CensusAdolfphus Parrick, M, Head, married, age 51, born Lamberhurst; occupation Farm labourerAdolphus ParrickNo 6, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Ann Parrick, F, Wife, married, age 48, born IrelandMary Ann Parrick
Rose Parrick, F, Daughter, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarRose Parrick
John Parrick, M, Son, age 9, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarJohn Parrick

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Fiveash, M, Head, widowed, age 66, born Seal; occupation: farm labourerThomas Fiveash, farm labourerNo 7, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Luther Jas. Bedford, M, Son In Law, married, age 26, born Buxted, occupation: carpenterLuther James Bedford, carpenter
Mary Ann Bedford, F, Daughter, married, age 26, born TonbridgeMary Ann Bedford [Fiveash]
Luther George Bedford, M, Grandson, age 4, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarLuther George Bedford
Frank Thomas Bedford, M, Grandson, age 1, born WadhurstFrank Thomas Bedford

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Apps, M, Head, married, age 73, born Wadhurst; occupation farm labourerJohn Apps, farm labourerNo 8, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Apps, F, Wife, married, age 62, born LamberhurstMary Apps
William Gilmore Apps, M, Son, single, age 19, born Wadhurst; occupation farm labourerWilliam Gilmore Apps

3rd Apr 1881CensusEli Humphrey, M, Head, married, age 62, born Wadhurst; occupation GrocerEli Humphry, farm labourer and grocerNo 9, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Elizabeth Humphrey, F, Wife, married, age 51, born ScotlandElizabeth Humphrey [Kennedy]
William Muir, M, Step Son, single, age 25, born Scotland; occupation: booksellerWilliam Muir
Hannah Ballard, F, Mother, widowed, age 88, born MayfieldHannah Ballard [Humphrey]

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Henrt Benge, M, Head, married, age 39, born Ewhurst, occupation: grocer and draperWilliam Henry Benge, grocer and draperNo 10, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Emma Benge, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Lamberhurst, occupation: grocer and draperEmma Benge [Wickenden]
William Norton Benge, M, Son, age 12, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarWilliam Norton Benge
Alice Maud Benge, F, Daughter, age 10, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarAlice Maud Benge
Lossie Benge, F, Daughter, age 8, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarLossie Benge
Edward Benge, M, Son, age 4, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarEdward Benge
William Wickenden, M, Father In Law, widowed, age 77, born Lamberhurst; occupation Former FarmerWilliam Wickenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusSteven Thorpe Apps, M, Head, married, age 44, born Wadhurst; occupation farm labourerStephen Thorpe AppsNo 11, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Harriett Apps, F, Wife, married, age 46, born WadhurstHarriett Apps
William Apps, M, Son, single, age 19, born Wadhurst; occupation farm labourerWilliam Apps
Stephen Apps, M, Son, single, age 16, born Wadhurst; occupation farm labourerStephen Apps
Henry Apps, M, Son, single, age 13, born Wadhurst; occupation farm labourerHenry Apps
Frederick Apps, M, Son, single, age 10, born Wadhurst; occupation scholarFrederick Apps
George Apps, M, Son, age 5, born Wadhurst; occupation scholarGeorge Apps

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Towner, M, Head, married, age 46, born Chiddingstone; occupation: traction engine driverSamuel Towner, traction engine driverNo 12, Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Elizabeth Ann Towner, F, Wife, married, age 47, born ChiddingstoneElizabeth Ann Towner
Emma Louisa Towner, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born BidboroughEmma Louisa Towner
Thomas William Towner, M, Son, single, age 14, born Bidborough, unemployedThomas William Towner
Mary Ann Towner, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Tonbridge; occupation: scholarMary Ann Towner
James Towner, M, Son, single, age 10, born Tonbridge; occupation: scholarJames Towner
Alfred Towner, M, Son, single, age 8, born Kent; occupation: scholarAlfred Towner
Ellen Towner, F, Niece, single, age 1, born PemburyEllen Towner

3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter Wraight, M, Head, married, age 25, born Tunbridge Wells, employs 7 men and 2 boys; occupation FarmerWalter WraightCousley Wood Cottage1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Ann Walker Wraight, F, Wife, married, age 24, born SurreyAnn Walker Wraight
Mary Jane Couchman, F, Servant, single, age 13, born Wadhurst; occupation: domestic servantMary Jane Couchman

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Cornwall, M, Head, married, age 48, born Waldron, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Cornwall, farm labourerCousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Caroline Cornwall, F, Wife, married, age 54, born HeathfieldCaroline Cornwall
Harriett A.E. Paine, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born WaldronHarriett A.E. Paine

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Manktelow, M, Head, married, age 62, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerJames Manktelow, farm labourerCousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Eliza Manktelow, F, Wife, married, age 57, born WadhurstEliza Manklow [Clark]

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Jarrett, M, Head, married, age 67, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerJames Jarratt, farm labourerCousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Elizth. Jarrett, F, Wife, married, age 58, born WadhurstElizabeth Jarrett
Phoebe Jarrett, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Wadhurst; occupation DressmakerPhoebe Jarrett
Naomi Fuller, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born LamberhurstNaomi Fuller

3rd Apr 1881CensusDavid Daniel, M, Head, married, age 54, born Germany; occupation: lay agentDavid Daniel, lay agentCousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Lucy Daniel, F, Wife, married, age 40, born RyeLucy Daniel
Sarah Ducat, F, Visitor, single, age 20, born Manchester; occupation: musical professionSarah Ducat

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Stollery, M, Head, married, age 69, born Asburnham, employs 1 man; occupation WheelwrightWilliam StolleryCousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Sarah Stollery, F, Wife, married, age 78, born HawkhurstSarah Stollery
Ruth Stollery, F, Daughter, single, age 34, born WadhurstRuth Stollery

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Weeks, M, Head, married, age 46, born Wadhurst; occupation BricklayerGeorge WeeksCousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Isabella Weeks, F, Wife, married, age 42, born BurwashIsabella Weeks
Clara Weeks, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Wadhurst; occupation Dressmaker's apprenticeClara Weeks
Charles Weeks, M, Son, single, age 15, born Wadhurst; occupation Bricklayer's labourerCharles Weeks
Ada Weeks, F, Daughter, age 13, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarAda Weeks
Rose Weeks, F, Daughter, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarRose Weeks
Frederick Weeks, M, Son, age 10, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarFrederick Weeks
Frank Weeks, M, Son, age 9, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarFrank Weeks

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames W. Funge, M, Head, married, age 31, born Lamberhurst; occupation: gardener and domestic servantJames W. Funge, gardener and domestic servantCottage, Lower Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Annie Funge, F, Wife, married, age 29, born BrenchlyAnnie Funge
Rose Mary Funge, F, Daughter, age 4, born LamberhurstRose Mary Funge

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Skinner, M, Head, married, age 60, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerJohn SkinnerCousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Elizth. Skinner, F, Wife, married, age 57, born WadhurstElizabeth Skinner
Eli Skinner, M, Son, single, age 20, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerEli Skinner

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Manktelow, M, Head, married, age 51, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm bailiffThomas Manktelow, farm labourerLower Cousley Wood1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Sarah Manktelow, F, Wife, married, age 43, born WadhurstSarah Manktelow [Ballard]
Nancy Manktelow, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born WadhurstNancy Manktelow
Charity Manktelow, F, Daughter, age 15, born WadhurstCharity Manktelow

1903Cousley WoodCousley Wood, Wadhurst photographed by Francis FrithBrian and Cynthia Bell's photographs

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