The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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c 1795Eridge, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBoars Head Street

26th Feb 1839Boarshead, Sussex - 1839John (senior) Lockyer and James Smith (occupiers) and John Lockyer (owner)John Lockyer, farmerHouse and Garden (0 acres 2 roods 9 perches) plot 1896Rotherfield Tithe Map
James Smith, farm labourer

26th Feb 1839Boarshead, Sussex - 1839Amos Richardson and Rebecca Cramp (occupiers) and John Newnham (owner)Amos Richardson, bricklayerCottages and Garden (0 acres 1 roods 1 perches) plot 2174Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusCharles Hallett, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: shoe makerCharles Hallett, farmerBoarshead Street1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriet Hallett, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexHarriet Hallett [Ovenden]
Harriet Hallett, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexHarriet Hallett
Sarah Hallett, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexSarah Hallett
Ann Hallett, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexAnn Hallett
Thomas Hallett, M, [Son], age 10 months, born SussexThomas Hallett, farm labourer

6th Jun 1841CensusJoseph Wickens, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation HigglerJoseph Wickens, higglerBoarshead Street1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Wickens, F, [Wife], age 18, born SussexMary Ann Wickens [Skinner]
Angelica Wickens, F, [Daughter], age 3 months, born SussexAngelina Wickens

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Lockyer, M, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Lockyer, farmerBoarshead Street1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Lockyer, F, [Wife], age 70 to 74, born SussexElizabeth Lockyer [Dadswell]
James Lockyer, M, [Son], age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Lockyer, farmer
Sophia Lockyer, F, [Daughter-in-law], age 45 to 49, born SussexSophia Lockyer
Sarah Lockyer, F, [Grandaughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexSarah Lockyer
James Lockyer, M, [Grandson], age 15 to 19, born SussexJames Lockyer
William Lockyer, M, [Grandson], age 13, born SussexWilliam Lockyer

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Wickens, M, Head, age 75 to 79, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJames Wickens, farm labourerBoarshead Street1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Smith, M, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Smith, farm labourerBoarshead Street1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Smith, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born SussexElizabeth Smith [Dadswell]
Thomas Smith, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexThomas Smith
Sidney Smith, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexSidney Smith

6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Brown, F, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerElizabeth BrownBoarshead Street1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
William Brown, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexWilliam Brown
Jane Brown, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexJane Brown
Henry Brown, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexHenry Brown
John Brown, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexJohn Brown, farm servant
Thomas Brown, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexThomas Brown, farm labourer
Richard Brown, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexRichard Brown

6th Jun 1841CensusRebecca Tidman, F, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerRebecca Tidman [Clifton]Boarshead Street1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Charles Tidman, M, [Son], age 17, born SussexCharles Tidman
James Tidman, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexJames Tidman
Charity Tidman, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexCharity Tidman
Daniel Tidman, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexDaniel Tidman

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Coomber, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerGeorge Coomber, farm labourerBoarshead Street1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Coomber, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexElizabeth Coomber

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 1 person; occupation: wheelwrightJohn Crowhurst, wheelwrightBoarshead Grocers Shop1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMaria Crowhurst [Hollamby]
Daughter; occupation: scholarCaroline Reed [Crowhurst]
Daughter; occupation: scholarElizabeth Crowhurst
Son; occupation: scholarJohn Crowhurst, grocer and draper
Son; occupation: scholarEdwin Crowhurst
SonRobert Crowhurst
SonGaius Crowhurst
Servant; occupation: wheelwright's apprenticeRobert William Turk, wheelwright

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Baker, farm labourerBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeSusan Baker [Standing]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: pauperElizabeth SmithBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Son; occupation: farm labourerAmos Smith
Son; occupation: farm labourerSidney Smith

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: grocerJames Field, grocerBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeHarriet Field [Richardson] [Crittall]
DaughterHannah Kingsbury [Field]
SonGeorge Field, grocer and draper
Wife's daughterHarriett Richardson
Wife's daughterSally Turk [Richardson]
Wife's daughterElizabeth Richardson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerHenry Taylor, farm labourerBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeCharlotte Taylor [Wickens]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerHenry Borer, farm labourerBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Wife; occupation: governessMaria Boarer [Richardson]
DaughterMaria Knight [Boarer]
DaughterElizabeth Boarer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, employs 4 people; occupation: farmer of 95 acresJames Lockyer, farmerBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Son; occupation: employed on farmJames Lockyer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: blacksmithAndrew Fenner, master blacksmithBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeEllen Fenner [Lockyer]
SonAndrew Fenner, blacksmith
SonJohn Simon Peter Fenner, master blacksmith
Servant; occupation: general servantMargaret Moon

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Pattenden, farm labourerBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeEliza Pattenden [Coomber]
SonSamuel Pattenden

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Foster, farm labourerBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeJane Tester [Kenward]
DaughterHarriett Moon [Tester]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Barnes, farm labourerBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Barnes [Tester]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: carpenterJohn Emery, carpenterBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeHarriett Emery
Daughter; occupation: governessEliza Emery
Son; occupation: carpenterJohn Emery
SonJames Emery

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: grocer and farmer of 162 acresWilliam Styles, grocer and farmerBoarshead Street1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Styles
SonJohn Styles
DaughterMary A Styles
SonWilliam Styles
DaughterJamima Styles
SonAlbert Styles
Servant; occupation: farm servantHenry Fairbrother, farm servant
Servant; occupation Farm servantHenry Styles

7th Apr 1861CensusRichd Mitchel, M, Head, married, age 33, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: grocer and farmer of 17 acres employing 1 man and 1 boyRichard Mitchell, grocerBoarshead Street1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Frances Mitchel, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, SussexFrances Mitchell [Mackellow]
Caroline Mitchel, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriett Caroline Mitchell
Richd Mitchel, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarRichard Stephen Mitchell
Frances Mitchel, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFrances Parker [Mitchell]
Jabes Mitchel, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJabes Mitchel
Ester Mitchel, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexEster Mitchel
Thomas Mitchel, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexThomas Mitchel
Mercy Mitchel, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexMercy Mitchel

7th Apr 1861CensusTimothy Farmer, M, Head, married, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerTimothy FermorBoarshead Street1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ansley Farmer, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Rotherfield, SussexAnsley Killick Fermor [Dibley]
Sarah Farmer, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Farmer
Harriet Farmer, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriet Selina Farmor

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Hyder, M, Head, married, age 61, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames HiderBoarshead Street1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ann Hyder, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Rotherfield, SussexAnn Hider [Parker]

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Barnes, M, Head, married, age 52, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Barnes, farm labourerBoarshead Street1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Phildpa Barnes, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Rotherfield, SussexPhiladelphia Barnes [Tester]
Sidney Smith, M, Boarder, single, age 32, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerSidney Smith

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Lockyer, M, Head, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Lockyer, farmerBoarshead Street1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Lockyer, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Horsmonden, KentMary Lockyer
Ester Ann Lockyer, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEster Ann Lockyer
Henry Silvan Lockyer, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHenry Silvan Lockyer
William Fredk Lockyer, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Frederick Lockyer
Mary Osborn Lockyer, F, Daughter, age 4, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Osborn Lockyer
Sarah Elizh Lockyer, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSarah Elizabeth Lockyer
Emily Agusta Lockyer, F, Daughter, age 7m, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Agusta Lockyer
James Lockyer, M, Brother, single, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerJames Lockyer
Elizh Moon, F, Mother-in-law, age 65, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: former housekeeperElizabeth Moon

7th Apr 1861CensusRichd Killick, M, Head, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: sawyerRichard Killick, sawyerBoarshead Street1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Ellen Killick, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Killick [Smith] [Marchant]
William Smith, M, Son, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Smith
Thomas Smith, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarThomas Smith
Phebe Killick, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarPhoebe Killick
Richd Killick, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexRichard Killick, gardener
Ellen Killick, F, Daughter, age 8m, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Killick

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Comber, M, Head, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Comber, farm labourerBoarshead Street1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizh Comber, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Withyham, SussexElizabeth Comber [Chewter]

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Turner, M, Lodger, widowed, age 60, born Chertsey, Surrey; occupation: shoemakerWilliam TurnerBoarshead Street1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

7th Apr 1861CensusSaml Wickens, M, Head, married, age 62, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Wickens, farmerBoarshead Street1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sophia Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Rotherfield, SussexSophia Wickens [Avis] [Tickner]
George Wickens, M, Son, single, age 11, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Wickens, farm bailiff
Obed Wickens, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerObed Wickens
Fanny Wickens, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexFanny Wickens

7th Apr 1861CensusJosh Wickens, M, Lodger, single, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: shepherdJoseph WickensBoarshead Street1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Cole, M, Head, married, age 54, born Withyham; occupation: farmerCharles Cole, farm labourerBoars Head1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriett Cole, F, Wife, married, age 49, born RotherfieldHarriott Cole [Jenner]
Horace A.J. Cole, M, Son, age 9, born RotherfieldHorace Amos Jenner Cole

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Fenner, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield; occupation: master blacksmithJohn Simon Peter Fenner, master blacksmithBoars Head Smithy1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Ann Fenner, F, Wife, married, age 32, born WarwickshireMary Ann Fenner [Innes]
Rose Ann Fenner, F, Daughter, age 3, born RotherfieldRose Ann Fenner
Alice Fenner, F, Daughter, age 2, born RotherfieldAlice Fenner
Walter Fenner, M, Son, age 3 m, born RotherfieldWalter Fenner
Amos Wickens, M, Lodger, single, age 71, born Rotherfield; occupation Tea dealerAmos Wickens, tea dealer

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Wilmshurst, M, Head, married, age 61, born Rotherfield; occupation Retired FarmerEdward Wilmshurst, farmer and beer sellerBoars Head1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Frances Wilmshurst, F, Wife, married, age 58, born RotherfieldFrances Wilmshurst

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Edwd. Taylor, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield; occupation: master grocerThomas Edward Taylor, master grocerBoars Head Grocery1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ellen Alice Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 39, born LondonEllen Alice Taylor [Fishenden]
Walter Taylor, M, Son, single, age 14, born RotherfieldWalter Taylor, stockman on farm
Thomas Wm. Taylor, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarThomas William Taylor, grocer
Frederick Taylor, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarFrederick Taylor, grocer's assistant
Ellen Alice Taylor, F, Daughter, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarEllen Alice Norah Pratt [Stanyon] [Taylor]
Mary Jane Hyder, F, Serv, single, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation: domestic servantMary Jane Hider
Elizabeth Walter, F, Serv, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation Domestic servantElizabeth Walter

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Akehurst, M, Head, widowed, age 36; occupation: travellerAlfred Akehurst, trampBoars Head Street1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Akehurst, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Hailsham; occupation: travellerEmily Akehurst
Elizabeth J. Akehurst, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Hailsham; occupation: travellerElizabeth J. Akehurst

1886ReflectionsBoar's-head StreetField and Hedgerow
'Here and there a house stands, as it seems, alone in the world on the Forest Ridge, thousands of acres of heather around, the deep weald underneath - as at Duddleswell, a look-out, as it were, over the earth. Forest Row, where they say the courtiers had their booths in ancient days; Forest Fold, Boar's-head Street, Greenwood Gate - all have a forest sound; and what prettier name could there be than Sweet-Haws? Greybirchet Wood again; Mossbarn, Highbroom, and so on. Outlying woods in every direction are fragments of the forest, you cannot get away from it; and look over whatever gate you will, there is always a view.'
extract from Buckhurst Park written by Richard Jefferies in 1886

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