The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Lorrell [a.k.a. Laurel] Tree Farm    Boarshead  Crowborough  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 279
1985Crowborough - The Growth of a Wealden Town by Malcolm Payne ⇒ p. 48

Historical records

1793 to 1832CensusOccupation FarmerEdward Okill DadswellLorrell Tree FarmFermor School 1744-1994

26th Feb 1839Boarshead, Sussex - 1839William Dadswell (occupier and owner)William Dadswell, farm labourerHomestead, Buildings (0 acres 2 roods 27 perches) plot 2000Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Dadswell, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Okill Dadswell, farmerLaurel Trees1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Hariet Dadswell, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexHarriet Holmes [Dadswell] [Walter]
Elizabeth Dadswell, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexElizabeth Best [Dadswell]
William Dadswell, M, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Dadswell, farm labourer
Mary Dadswell, F, age 28, born Sussex; occupation ServantMary Dadswell [Relf]
Mary Card, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Wickens [Card]
William Crittall, M, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Crittal
John Tester, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Tester
Amos Smith, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAmos Smith

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 5 people; occupation: farmerWilliam Okill Dadswell, farmerLorrell Tree Farm1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeHarriet Holmes [Dadswell] [Walter]
DaughterElizabeth Best [Dadswell]
DaughterNancy Hills [Dadswell]
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Crittall
Servant; occupation Farm LabourerAlfred Norman
Servant; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Best
Servant, occupation: farm labourerJames Comber, farm labourer
NieceSarah Walter
Servant; occupation: servantPhoebe Mankellow

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Luxford, M, Head, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerThomas Luxford, farmerLaurel Trees1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Margaret Luxford, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Wentworth, YorkshireMargaret Luxford
Sarah Luxford, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Luxford
George Luxford, M, Son, age 3, born Buxted, SussexGeorge Luxford
Samuel Noakes, M, Servant, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carterSamuel Noakes
Frederick Hemsley, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carterFrederick Hemsley

7th Apr 1861CensusAmos Wickens, M, Lodger, single, age 51; occupation: grocerAmos Wickens, tea dealerLaurel Trees1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Chas Hollamby, M, Head, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: farm bailiffHenry Charles HollambyLaurel Trees1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Chas Hollamby, M, Head, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: farm bailiffHenry Charles HollambyLaurel Trees1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Martha A Hollamby, F, Sister, single, age 23, born Kent; occupation: housekeeperMartha Amelia Hollamby
Susan Slater, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantSusan Slater

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Hall, M, Head, married, age 28, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Hall, carterLaurel Trees Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Hall, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Hall [Wickens]

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Dadswell, M, Head, married, age 51, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Dadswell, farm labourerLaurel Trees Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Ann Dadswell, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Lewes, SussexMary Ann Dadswell

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Wilmshurst, M, Head, married, age 57, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm BailiffThomas Wilmshurst, farm labourerLaurell Trees1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Wilmshurst, F, Wife, married, age 57, born WithyhamElizabeth Wilmshurst [Parker]
Ellen Francis Wilmshurst, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born WithyhamEllen Francis Wilmshurst

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Hall, M, Head, married, age 38, born Withyham; occupation: carterJames Hall, carterLaurell Trees1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Hall, F, Wife, married, age 34, born RotherfieldElizabeth Hall [Wickens]
Emily Hall, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarEmily Hall
Charlotte Hall, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarCharlotte Hall
Anne Hall, F, Daughter, age 3, born RotherfieldAnne Sophia Hall
Allen Hall, M, Son, age 3 m, born RotherfieldEllen Hall
Sophia Wickens, F, Mother In Law, widowed, age 71, born RotherfieldSophia Wickens [Avis] [Tickner]
James Jenner, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Jenner
William Baker, M, Boarder, single, age 18, born Rotherfield; occupation: carterWilliam Baker

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Corke, M, Head, married, age 48, born Wadhurst; occupation: gardenerWilliam Corke, gardenerLaurel Tree Cottage1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Corke, F, Wife, married, age 46, born WaldronAnn Corke
Sarah Corke, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: domestic servantSarah Corke
Jemimah Corke, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: domestic servantJemima Holmwood [Corke]
William Corke, M, Son, single, age 19, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Corke
Charles Corke, M, Son, single, age 17, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: farm labourerCharles Corke
Alfred Corke, M, Son, age 15, born Frant; occupation: scholarAlfred Corke
Walter Corke, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarWalter Corke
Alice Corke, F, Daughter, age 2, born RotherfieldAlice Edith Corke

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Hall, M, Head, married, age 49, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Hall, carterLaureltree Cottage1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Hall, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperEmily Hall
James Hall, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJames Thomas Hall
Albert Hall, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlbert Hall
Edith Hall, F, Daughter, age 2m, born Rotherfield, SussexEdith Hall
Charles Woodrow, M, Lodger, single, age 18, born Devon; occupation Farm LabourerCharles Woodrow

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Norton, M, Head, married, age 54, born Capel, Kent; occupation Farm BailiffJohn NortonLaureltrees1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Margaret Norton, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Cranbrook, KentMargaret Norton
Emily Norton, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Capel, KentEmily Norton
Frank Norton, M, Son, single, age 19, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation ShepherdFrank Norton
Mabel Norton, F, Daughter, age 16, born Brenchley, KentMabel Norton
Rose Norton, F, Daughter, age 12, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation ScholarRose Norton

c 1899Boar's Head, Stonehouse Farm & Renby Grange, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyLaurel Tree Farm

2nd Apr 1911CensusThomas Frederick Welfare, M, Head, married, age 55, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: farmerThomas Frederick Welfare, farmerLaurel Tree Farm, Boarshead1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emma Welfare, F, Wife, married 33 years, age 56, born Lamberhurst, KentEmma Welfare
Frederick Welfare, M, Son, single, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: assisting on farmFrederick Welfare
Frank Welfare, M, Son, single, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: assisting on farmFrank Welfare

2nd Apr 1911CensusAlexander Hay Goodridge, M, Head, married, age 61, born Fraserburgh Aberdeenshire, Scotland; occupation: police pensioner and auxiliary postmanAlexander Hay Goodridge, police pensioner and auxiliary postmanLaurel Tree Cottage, Boarshead1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Clara Goodridge, F, Wife, married 24 years, age 57, born Wolvey, WarwickshireClara Goodridge
Clara Goodridge, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Plumstead, KentClara Goodridge
Frank Goodridge, M, Son, age 12, born Deptford, KentFrank Goodridge

2001TodayLaurel Tree Farm

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