The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
The Welcome Stranger [a.k.a. Railway Hotel]  Station Road [a.k.a. Crowborough Hill]  Jarvis Brook  Crowborough  
Historical records

2nd Apr 1871CensusSaml Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 26, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: innkeeperSamuel Hemsley, hotel keeperRailway Station Hotel1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Kate H Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Great Parndon, EssexKate Harriet Hemsley [Trussel]
Mary Crowhurst, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantMary Crowhurst
Earnest Trussell, M, Brother, single, age 19, born Parndon, Essex; occupation: ostlerEarnest Trussell
William Strong, M, Lodger, married, age 36, born Worthing, Sussex; occupation: painter journeymanWilliam Strong
John Godley, M, Lodger, widowed, age 59, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: innkeeperJohn Godley, innkeeper

1874Directory entryHemsley Samuel, Railway hotelRailway hotelPost Office Directory

c 1875Jarvis Brook, Maynards Gate & The Hall, South East of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyRailway Hotel

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 36, born Buxted; occupation: hotel keeperSamuel Hemsley, hotel keeperCrowborough Station Railway Hotel1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Kate Harriet Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 35, born EssexKate Harriet Hemsley [Trussel]
Trayton Bearnard Hemsley, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarTrayton Bernard Hemsley
Samuel King Hemsley, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarSamuel King Hemsley
Edith Collar, F, Relative, single, age 17, born London, occupation: barmaidEdith Collar
Flora Beatrice White, F, Relative, single, age 13, born Essex; occupation BarmaidFlora Beatrice White
William Barton, M, Serv, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, occupation: ostlerWilliam Barton

1882Directory entryHemsley Samuel, Railway hotelRailway hotelKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusSamuel Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 46, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: innkeeper and licensed victuallerSamuel Hemsley, hotel keeperRailway Inn, Frogs Hole1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Kate H Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Parndon, EssexKate Harriet Hemsley [Trussel]
Samuel K Hemsley, M, Son, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: sadler's apprenticeSamuel King Hemsley
Horace H Hemsley, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHorace Henry Hemsley
Ivo L Hemsley, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexIvo Lionel Hemsley
Ernest V Hemsley, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexErnest V Hemsley
Gordon M Hemsley, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexGordon M Hemsley
Alice Martin, F, Servant, single, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantAlice Martin
Fanny Walter, F, Servant, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation BarmaidFanny Walter
John Wheatley, M, Servant, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: ostlerJohn Wheatley, coachman

1896The Welcome Stranger, Jarvis BrookThe Welcome Stranger, Jarvis Brook, CrowboroughPrivate collection

1906Church Parade, Welcome Stranger, Jarvis BrookChurch Parade, Welcome Stranger, Jarvis Brook, CrowboroughPrivate collection

2nd Apr 1911CensusThomas A. Pay, M, Head, married, age 45, born Ashford, Kent; occupation: licensed victuallerThomas A. Pay, licensed victuallerRailway Hotel, Station Road, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Pay, F, Wife, married 9 years, age 30, born Eston, Yorkshire; occupation: assistantSarah Pay
Albert T. Pay, M, Son, single, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: schoolAlbert T. Pay
Mary M. Pay, F, Daughter, single, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: schoolMary M. Pay
Rose Bailey, F, Sister, single, age 25, born Tibenham, Norfolk; occupation: mother's helpRose Bailey
May Harman, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantMay Harman

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