The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
John Bedwell, farm labourer, son of John Bedwell and Lucy Bedwell [Hailer]
Printer friendly version
Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1807
Born
In the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
4th Jan 1807
Christened
At St Andrew & St Mary Church in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
18th Jan 1829
Married
Jane Weller at St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Marriage Registers
 
1831
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1835
Birth of a son
Charles in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1837
Birth of a daughter
Ann in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1838
Birth of a daughter
Lucy in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1840
Birth of a son
Thomas in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Daleham in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; John Bedwell, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1843
Birth of a son
James in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1845
Birth of a daughter
Margaret in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1849
Birth of a daughter
Emily in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1849
Birth of a daughter
Louisa in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1851
Birth of a son
Henry in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Daleham in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; Head; occupation: farm labourer
1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
 
1854
Birth of a daughter
Eliza in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
Fletching Parish Registers
 
1879
Recollections
At Hobbs Cottages
Ashdown 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:

Bedwell, John. 73. Living at Hobbs Cottages, Piltdown, Maresfield. Laborer. My Father was carter to Mr. Verrall at Blackvenn and I was born on the farm. When I was a child we moved to Nutley for 2 years, then we came to Fletching workhouse [for] 3 years. When I was about 12, the parish put me out at service with Mr. Cheale at Portmansford Farm in Fletching (Lord Sheffield's). I was there a year as under carter and during that time I went on to the Forest with the team and brought home 2 or 3 loads of litter. I then came to the Church Farm and worked for a Mr. Moore about 2 years as odd boy. He had no litter. I then went back to Mr. Cheale for another year at Portmansford Farm and that winter I fetched another load or two of litter for him from the Forest. I then came to Down Street Farm, Fletching, under Mr. Dadswell for 3 years at first as under carter and afterwards as carter. During that time I fetched several loads of litter each winter from the Forest. I moved with him to Todheath Farm, Buxted, near where the railway station now is and remained one year there. We had no litter there. I then went away to Hurst 1/2 a year and then came back in the summer to Town House Farm in Horsted Keynes at Freshfield Crossways under a Mr. Verrall 1/2 a year. Then I was married at the age of about 22 and went to Atheralls Farm 1 1/2 years under Mr. Pratt as stockman. He always had litter off the Forest; I went after it at times. I used to use it for littering down the stock. He did not turn out on the Forest. He then left the farm and I continued to work for his successor, Mr. Thomas Beacon for 16 years. He had no litter because he always grew plenty of straw, fed his stock on hay and used the whole of his straw for fodder. He did not turn out. He died there and I continued to work for his successor Mr. John Tidy 20 years. He had litter every year from the Forest, I used sometimes to cut it and sometimes to carry it home. I then left the farm 4 or 5 years before he gave it up or about 8 years ago, since which I have worked about.


Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Bedwell, Bidwell, Bidewell family records
The ancestral pedigree of John Bedwell, farm labourer
  
 John Bedwellm: 22nd Oct 1746 Fleet Prison, LondonRachael Reed 
 b: c 1725  b: c 1725
d: 1787 Fletching, Sussex
bur: 7th Jan 1787 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
  
      
 Anne Rachel Mary John William 
 b: 1747 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 29th Nov 1747 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1749 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 25th Feb 1749 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1752 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 14th Jun 1752 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1758 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 26th Sep 1762 St Andrew & St Mary Church
d: February 1833 Fletching, Sussex, aged 76 years
bur: 26th Feb 1833 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
 b: 1762 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 26th Sep 1762 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 
            
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 John Bedwellm: 22nd Jan 1786 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, SussexLucy Hailer 
 b: 1758 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 26th Sep 1762 St Andrew & St Mary Church
d: February 1833 Fletching, Sussex, aged 76 years
bur: 26th Feb 1833 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
  b: 1768
d: February 1838 Fletching, Sussex, aged 70 years
bur: 23rd Feb 1838 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
  
        
 William John Hannah Lydia Rachel Barbara John 
 b: 1787 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 9th Sep 1787 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1789 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 22nd Nov 1789 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1792 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 5th Feb 1792 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1796 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 13th Nov 1796 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1801 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 25th Jan 1801 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1804 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 24th Jun 1804 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1807 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 4th Jan 1807 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 
                
Parental
record
   
   
   
 John Bedwell
farm labourer
m: 18th Jan 1829 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, SussexJane Weller 
 b: 1807 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 4th Jan 1807 St Andrew & St Mary Church
  b: 1811 Surrey
  
            
William  Ann  Thomas  Margaret Louisa Emily Henry Eliza 
b: 1831 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 24th Apr 1831 St Andrew & St Mary Church
  b: 1837 Maresfield, Sussex  b: 1840 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 11th Oct 1840 St Andrew & St Mary Church
  b: 1845 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 6th Jun 1845 St Andrew & St Mary Church
d: 1845 Fletching, Sussex
 b: 1849 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 12th Aug 1849 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1849 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 12th Aug 1849 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1851 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 3rd Aug 1851 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1854 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 16th Apr 1854 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 
   Charles Lucy James            
   b: 1835 Fletching, Sussex b: 1838 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 27th May 1838 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1843 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 12th Mar 1843 St Andrew & St Mary Church
            
                   
Family
record

The Weald is at  Database version 13.6 which has ongoing updates to the 393,326 people; 9,000 places; 613 maps; 3,308 pictures, engravings and photographs; and 248 books loaded in the previous version

Fasthosts web site  
ODNB  
British Libarary  
High Weald  
Sussex Family History Group  
Sussex Record Society  
Sussex Archaeological Society  
Kent Archaeological Society  
Mid Kent Marriages  
Ancestry  
Genes Reunited  
International Genealogical Index  
National Archives  

Top
of the
page