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26th Feb 1839Boarshead, Sussex - 1839Samuel Wickens (occupier) and John Killick (owner)Samuel Wickens, farmerHomestead, Buildings (0 acres 2 roods 21 perches) plot 1939Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusSamuel Wickens, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation FarmerSamuel Wickens, farmerRocks1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
William Wickens, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexWilliam Wickens, farmer and master wheelwright
James Wickens, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexJames Wickens
Elizabeth Parker, F, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: servantElizabeth Parker
Charlotte Parker, F, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: servantCharlotte Parker
Jesse Goldsmith, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJesse Goldsmith, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 1 person; occupation: farmerThomas Everest KillickRocks Farm1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Ann Elizabeth Killick [Gorringe]
SonHenry Killick
Servant; occupation: general servantElizabeth Marchant

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Barnett, M, Head, widowed, age 60, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 75 acres employing 2 menJohn Barnett, farmerRocks, Boarshead1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Harriett Baker, F, Granddaughter, age 5, born Frant, SussexHarriett Baker
Margrate Sales, F, Housekeeper, widowed, age 57, born Lamberhurst, Kent; occupation: former farmer's wifeMargaret Sales [Tooley] [Cramp]
James Thompkin, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: carter's mateJames Thompkin

7th Apr 1861CensusEdward Midmore, M, Head, married, age 51, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carterEdward Midmore, farm labourerRocks, Boarshead1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
James Midmore, M, Son, single, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Midmore
Levi Midmore, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerLevi Midmore
Joseph Midmore, M, Grandson, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJoseph Midmore

2nd Apr 1871CensusElizabeth Helm, F, widowed, age 42, born Wiltshire; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth HelmBoarshead Rocks1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Barnett, M, Head, married, age 42, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiffJames Barnett, farm bailiffBoarshead Rocks1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Margaret Barnett, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Brenchley, KentMargaret Barnett
Jim Barnett, M, Son, single, age 14, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJim Barnett
Margret Barnett, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMargret Barnett
Sariah Barnett, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Speldhurst, KentSariah Barnett
Susan Barnett, F, Daughter, age 9, born Street, Sussex; occupation: scholarSusan Barnett
N/K Tompkins, M, Boarder, single, age 28, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerN/K Tompkins

c 1875Boarshead, North East of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyThe Rocks

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 24, born Wadhurst; occupation: gardenerHenry Hemsley, gardenerThe Lodge Turks Rocks1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Martha Mary Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 23, born MiddlesexMartha Mary Ann Hemsley
Henry Hemsley, M, Son, age 2, born NorthamptonshireHenry Hemsley

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Bowles, M, Head, married, age 70, born Middlesex; occupation: proprietor of houses and landWilliam Bowles, proprietor of houses and landsTurks Rocks1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Marie Virginia Bowles, F, Wife, married, age 40, born HollandMarie Virginia Bowles
Susan White, F, Servant, single, age 54, born Hertfordshire; occupation CookSusan White
Emma Baker, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Buxted; occupation: housemaidEmma Ruth Baker
Elizabeth Tullick, F, Servant, single, age 30, born Withyham; occupation HousemaidElizabeth Tullick

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Sperrin, M, Head, married, age 30, born Somerset; occupation Farm labourerAlfred SperrinRocks Boars Head1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Anne Sperrin, F, Wife, married, age 32, born SomersetAnne Sperrin

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick F. Whibley, M, Head, married, age 34; occupation CoachmanFrederick F. WhibleyRocks Boars Head1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Clara Whibley, F, Wife, married, age 23Clara Whibley
Florence Ethel Whibley, F, Daughter, age 2, born WithyhamFlorence Ethel Whibley
Nelson Faick Whibley, M, Son, age 3 m, born RotherfieldNelson Faick Whibley
Eliza Whibley, F, Sister, single, age 25; occupation Domestic servantEliza Whibley

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Wickens, M, Head, married, age 31, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm BailiffGeorge Wickens, farm bailiffRocks Boars Head1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Selisia Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 32, born WiltshireSelina Wickens [Wadhams]
Mable Wickens, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarMable Rose Frances Wickens
William Wickens, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarWilliam Wickens
Horace Wickens, M, Son, age 3, born RotherfieldHorace Edward Wickens
Emily Wickens, F, Daughter, age 2, born RotherfieldEmily Sophia Wickens

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Service, M, Head, married, age 28, born Scotland; occupation: gardenerJohn Service, gardenerRocks Lodge Cottage1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Service, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Sevenoaks, KentElizabeth Service

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Gebhardt, M, Head, married, age 69, born British Subject, Hamburg; occupation: living on own meansHenry Gebhardt, living on own meansTurks Rocks1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Gebhardt, F, Wife, married, age 58, born British Subject, HamburgMary Gebhardt
Ivor Truman, M, Grandson, age 12, born WarwickshireIvor Truman
Charlie M Truman, M, Grandson, age 10, born WarwickshireCharlie M Truman
M Winter, F, Servant, single, age 37, born Hempstead; occupation GovernessM Winter
Sarah Pitt, F, Servant, single, age 62, born Lincolnshire; occupation CookSarah Pitt
E Bailey, F, Servant, single, age 40, born Essex; occupation: lady's maidE Bailey
A Manger, M, Servant, single, age 38, born France; occupation: butlerA Manger
E Puleston, F, Servant, single, age 32, born London; occupation HousemaidE Puleston
L Dunnett, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Northamptonshire; occupation: housemaidL Dunnett
Selina West, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Northamptonshire; occupation Kitchen maidSelina West
Alfred Still, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Surrey; occupation FootmanAlfred Still

5th Apr 1891CensusHerbert Wilmot, M, Head, married, age 43, born Marden, Wiltshire; occupation GardenerHerbert WilmotThe Cottage Rocks1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Lydia Wilmot, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Whibury, Hertfordshire; occupation LaundressLydia Wilmot
Rose Baldwin, F, Servant, single, age 33, born Shipbourne, Kent; occupation: laundressRose Baldwin

5th Apr 1891CensusAlbert Parkes, M, Head, single, age 20, born Coventry; occupation GardenerAlbert ParkesThe Cottage Rocks1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusJoseph Stanyon, M, Head, single, age 20, born Rosworth, Leicestershire; occupation: gardener and domestic servantJoseph Stanyon, gardener and domestic servantThe Cottage Rocks1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusFrederick I Hall, M, Head, married, age 27, born Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire; occupation: coachmanFrederick I Hall, coachmanRocks Stables1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Ann Hall, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Burnham, SomersetSarah Ann Hall
Walter Taylor, M, Boarder, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: groomWalter Thomas Taylor

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Rogers, M, Head, married, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: waggonerWilliam Rogers, waggonerRocks Stables1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Ann Rogers, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Ann Rogers
Alice Mary Rogers, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Mary Rogers
Alfred Humphrey, M, Boarder, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Waggoner's mateAlfred Owen Humphrey

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Horswell, M, Head, married, age 36, born Dunchideock, Devon; occupation: farm bailiffGeorge Horswell, farm bailiffTurks Farm1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ellen Horswell, F, Wife, age 42, born St Pancras, LondonEllen Horswell
William Fredk Horswell, M, Son, age 7, born Harpole, Northamptonshire; occupation: scholarWilliam Fredk Horswell
Eleanor Mary Horswell, F, Daughter, age 6, born Harpole, Northamptonshire; occupation: scholarEleanor Mary Horswell
Ernest Wilfred Horswell, M, Son, age 3, born Harpole, NorthamptonshireErnest Wilfred Horswell
Eustace Geo Horswell, M, Son, age 6 months, born Rotherfield, SussexEustace Geo Horswell
Marion Hudson, F, Niece, single, age 16, born Hendon, MiddlesexMarion Hudson

2nd Apr 1911CensusGeorge Horwill, M, Head, married, age 55, born Dunsford, Devon; occupation: farm bailiffGeorge Horwill, farm bailiffRock Farm, Boarshead1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ellen Horwill, F, Wife, married 28 years, age 56, born St Pancras, LondonEllen Horwill
Eleanor Mary Horwill, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Harpole, Northamptonshire; occupation: dressmakerEleanor Mary Horwill
Charles John Howard Rogers, M, Boarder, age 14, born Groombridge, Sussex; occupation: horseman on farmCharles John Howard Rogers

2nd Apr 1911CensusWilliam Josiah Bonniface, M, Head, married, age 41, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: gardenerWilliam Josiah Bonniface, gardenerThe Rock Lodge, Boarshead1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Bonniface, F, Wife, married 10 years, age 38, born Doddington, CambridgeshireSarah Bonniface
Marjorie Annie Bonniface, F, Daughter, age 6, born Boarshead, SussexMarjorie Annie Bonniface

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