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Robert Edwards, farmer, son of Robert Edwards, woodreve and Mercy Edwards [Smithers]
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Date
Type
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Source
 
14th Dec 1805
Born
In the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
 
12th Jan 1806
Christened
At St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
26th Nov 1825
Married
Hannah Cottinton at St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1826
Birth of a son
Robert in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1828
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1829
Birth of a daughter
Hannah in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1832
Birth of a son
Obediah in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1834
Birth of a daughter
Jane in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1836
Birth of a daughter
Mary in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1838
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Limes in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Robert Edwards, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation Farmer
1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
1842
Birth of a daughter
Sarah in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1844
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1846
Birth of a son
Thomas in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1848
Birth of a son
George in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1850
Birth of a daughter
Eliza in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1851
At Line Farm; Edwards, Robert
Post Office Directory
 
30th Mar 1851
Census enumerator
1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
All that part of the Parish of Hartfield which lies on the South side of the River Medway and to the North and Northwest of the stream which runs from Pippingford to Cotchford, taking each side of the Turnpike road beyond Cat Street Gate to Quabrook Common, including Pit Lands, Upper Parrock, Quabrook Common, Ashdown Park, Newbridge, Colemans Hatch, Harts Farm, Shawhurst, Fincham and Bumper Wood etc.
Enumerator - Robert Edwards
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Lines Farm in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Head, employs 2 people; occupation: farmer
1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
15th Oct 1879
Recollections
At Lines Farm
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:

Edwards, Robert. Of Lines Farm, Hartfield. Farmer. 73. Born at Andrews Bank, 14 December 1805.

My father's name was Robert. He died about 1848. He was employed on the Buckhurst Estate as sawyer and woodman for many years and when I was 14 or 15 years old he was appointed Wood Reeve and Bailiff and Reeve of the manors and so continued till his death. He also attended to all the forest work under the Steward. He succeeded one Eves, whom I remember. We lived at Andrews Bank till I was about 8 years old when we moved to a house in the middle of the 500 where he lived till he died. I married when I was 21 or 22 and moved back to Andrews Bank and 4 or 5 years after I took Lines Farm where I have ever since continued to reside. I went to Hartfield School till I was about 12 years old then I went under my Father at first sawing for him and afterwards assisting him in his appointments.

.......

 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Lines Farm in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Robert Edwards, M, Head, married, age 75, born Hartfield, employs 5 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmer
1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
Jan 1883
Died
In the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; aged 77 years
Hartfield Burial Registers
 
29th Jan 1883
Buried
At St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Burial Registers

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Edwards, Edwardes, Edward family records
The ancestral pedigree of Robert Edwards, farmer
  
 Robert Edwardsm: c 1770Elisabeth 
 b: c 1750  b: c 1750
  
  
 Robert 
 b: 1774 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 8th Apr 1774 St. Michael's Church, son of Robert Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards
d: October 1857 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 83 years
bur: 26th Oct 1857 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 
    
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 Robert Edwards
woodreve
m: 9th Nov 1800 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, SussexMercy Smithers 
 b: 1774 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 8th Apr 1774 St. Michael's Church, son of Robert Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards
d: October 1857 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 83 years
bur: 26th Oct 1857 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
  b: 1783 Chiddingstone, Kent
d: 1856 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 74 years
bur: 1st Mar 1856 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
  
               
Elizabeth  Mary  John  Obadiah  Anne  Susanna  William Abigail 
b: 1801 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Feb 1801 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1804 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Feb 1804 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1808 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 1st May 1808 St. Mary's Church
d: April 1825 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 17 years
bur: 27th Apr 1825 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
  b: 1812 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 13th Sep 1812 St. Mary's Church
d: June 1839 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 26 years
bur: 15th Jun 1839 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
  b: 1816 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 11th Feb 1816 St. Mary's Church
d: March 1879 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 63 years
bur: 12th Mar 1879 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
  b: 1820 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 5th May 1820 St. Mary's Church
d: 22nd May 1820 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 17 days
bur: 25th May 1820 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
  b: 1821 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jul 1821 St. Mary's Church
d: November 1885 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 64 years
bur: 25th Nov 1885 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1823 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Mar 1823 St. Mary's Church
 
   Mercy Robert Amy  Catherine Sarah Thomas      
   b: 1802 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 5th Sep 1802 St. Mary's Church
 b: 14th Dec 1805 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Jan 1806 St. Mary's Church
d: January 1883 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 77 years
bur: 29th Jan 1883 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1810 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 25th Mar 1810 St. Mary's Church
d: July 1871 Waldron, Sussex, aged 61 years
bur: 15th Jul 1871 All Saints' Church, Waldron, Sussex
  b: 1814 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Apr 1814 St. Mary's Church
d: March 1884 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 70 years
bur: 21st Mar 1884 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1819 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 10th Jan 1819 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1820 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 5th May 1820 St. Mary's Church
d: 12th May 1820 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 7 days
bur: 16th May 1820 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
      
                        
Parental
record
   
   
   
 Robert Edwards
farmer
m: 26th Nov 1825 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, SussexHannah Cottinton 
 b: 14th Dec 1805 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Jan 1806 St. Mary's Church
d: January 1883 Hartfield, Sussex, aged 77 years
bur: 29th Jan 1883 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
  b: 1808 Framfield, Sussex
  
             
Robert  Hannah  Jane  Elizabeth  William Thomas George Eliza 
b: 1826 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 20th Aug 1826 St. Mary's Church
d: Oct to Dec 1891 aged 66 years registered at Tonbridge District, Kent ref: 1891 Q4 Vol 2a Page 412
  b: 1829 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 20th Sep 1829 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1834 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 4th May 1834 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1838 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Apr 1838 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1844 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 12th May 1844 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1846 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Jul 1846 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1848 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Apr 1848 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1850 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 25th Aug 1850 St. Mary's Church
 
   John  Obediah  Mary Sarah        
   b: 1828 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Mar 1828 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1832 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Feb 1832 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1836 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 1st May 1836 St. Mary's Church
d: December 1878
bur: 31st Dec 1878 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
 b: 1842 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 29th May 1842 St. Mary's Church
        
                    
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record

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