The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 56

Historical records

1296Subsidy/tax list2s 2 1/4dRichard de RyndleghRyndlegh, Village of Northborgh, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1327Subsidy/tax list1s 11 3/4dAlexander de RynleghRynlegh, Village of Northborough, Hundred of RetherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

1332Subsidy/tax list3s 0dAgnes AryndeleghAryndelegh, Village of Northborough, Hundred of RutherfeldPullein's Rotherfield

26th Feb 1839Boarshead, Sussex - 1839William Pierce (occupier and owner)Nodata, House and Garden (1 acres 1 roods 32 perches) plot 404Rotherfield Tithe Map

26th Feb 1839Boarshead, Sussex - 1839George Best (occupier and owner)George Best, farmerBeer Shop House etc., Buildings (1 acres 1 roods 22 perches) plot 666Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Best, M, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation: farmerGeorge Best, farmerUpper Renby1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Best, F, [Wife], age 60 to 64, born SussexAnn Best
Edward Wilmshurst, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerEdward Wilmshurst
Ann Wilmshurst, F, age 15 to 19, born SussexAnn Wilmshurst
Ann Paige, F, age 13, born Sussex; occupation: servantAnn Paige
Joseph Homewood, M, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation: millwrightJoseph Homewood, millwright

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Chapman, M, Head, age 32, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerJohn Chapman, farm labourerRenbeys1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ellen Chapman, F, [Wife], age 29, born SussexEllen Chapman
John Chapman, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexJohn Chapman
Harriot Chapman, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexHarriot Chapman
Sophia Chapman, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexSophia Chapman
Ellen Chapman, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexEllen Chapman
Jane Chapman, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexJane Chapman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm LabourerGeorge NormanRhensley Farm1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Norman [Piddlesden]
DaughterSarah J. Norman
NieceMary Ann Piddlesden
Brother-in-law; handicap: idiot; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Piddlesden

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerThomas Sawyer WickensRhensley Farm1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Servant; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth Hobbs

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerThomas Avis, farm labourerRensley Farm1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Avis
DaughterSarah Divall [Avis]

1867Directory entryCook William, farmer, RenbysRenbysPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusFrederick H Pullein, M, Head, single, age 52, born Manchester, Lancashire; occupation: farmer of 240 acres employing 9 men and 5 boys; income from warehouses and dividend's interestFrederick Howard PulleinRenby's (Hamsel Estate)1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Frederick Pullein, M, Nephew, single, age 26, born Manchester, Lancashire; occupation: income from dividend's interestFrederick Pullein
Lannia Lilley, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Friestin, Lincolnshire; occupation: housekeeper and domestic servantLannia Lilley
Selina Whadhams, F, age 22, born Chittirne, Wiltshire; occupation: general domestic servantSelina Whadhams

2nd Apr 1871CensusJoseph Sales, M, Head, single, age 21, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: domestic groomJoseph Sales, groom and gardenerRenby's Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

1874Directory entryPulling Frederick Howard, farmer, RenbysRenbysPost Office Directory

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Howard Pullein, M, Head, single, age 62, born Lancashire, employs 12 labourers and 5 boys; occupation FarmerFrederick Howard PulleinRenby Grange1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Frederick Pullein, M, Nephew, single, age 36, born LancashireFrederick Pullein
Catherine Pullein, F, Niece, single, age 27, born MiddlesexCatharine Pullein
Sarah Jane Hemsley, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Shipbourne; occupation: housemaidSarah Jane Hemsley

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Sales, M, Head, married, age 30, born Frant; occupation: groom and gardenerJoseph Sales, groom and gardenerRenbys1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Jane Sales, F, Wife, married, age 31, born RotherfieldMary Jane Sales [Izzard] [Wickenden]
John Wickenden, M, Father In Law, widowed, age 65, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm LabourerJohn Wickenden
Jane Sale, F, Niece, age 14, born Speldhurst; occupation: scholarJane Sale

1882Directory entryPullen Fredk. Howard, farmer, RenbysRenbysKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusAlbert Brown Ghuey, M, Head, married, age 49, born Kensington, Middlesex; occupation: civil engineerAlbert Brown Ghuey, civil engineerRenby Grange1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ellen Mary Ghuey, F, Wife, married, age 33, born St George Hanover Square, MiddlesexEllen Mary Ghuey
Cuthbert Ghuey, M, Son, age 9, born Kensington, MiddlesexCuthbert Ghuey
Jane Ryder, F, Servant, single, age 29, born Little Chesterfield, Essex; occupation CookJane Ryder
Barbara Cumming, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Dunrobin, Sutherland; occupation: housemaidBarbara Cumming
Emily Wilson, F, Servant, single, age 29, born St Helens, Jersey; occupation ParlourmaidEmily Wilson
Fanny Budd, F, Servant, single, age 14, born New Cross, London, occupation: under housemaidFanny Budd

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry John Hawkins, M, Head, married, age 36, born Hainton, Devon; occupation: coachmanHenry John Hawkins, coachmanRenby Grange Cottage1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Annie Maria Hawkins, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Hammersmith, Middlesex; occupation: laundressAnnie Maria Hawkins

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 SurveyRenby Grange

2nd Apr 1911CensusGeorge Samuel Piper, M, Head, married, age 50, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: waggoner on farmGeorge Samuel Piper, waggoner on farmRenby Cottages, Eridge Station1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Alice Elizabeth Piper, F, Wife, married 24 years, age 49, born Marylebone, LondonAlice Elizabeth Piper
Alice Maria Piper, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Waldron, SussexAlice Maria Piper

2nd Apr 1911CensusJames Thomas Hall, M, Head, widower, age 68, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Thomas Hall, farm labourerRenby Cottages, Eridge Station1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Edith Hall, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Boarshead Rotherfield; occupation: house keeperEdith Hall
Charles Henry Porter, M, Boarder, single, age 22, born Lavant, Chichester, Sussex; occupation: railway porterCharles Henry Porter
Ernest Arthur Farrenden, M, Boarder, single, age 18, born Newick, Sussex; occupation: railway booking clerkErnest Arthur Farrenden

2nd Apr 1911CensusThomas Diplock, M, Head, married, age 30, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: carter on farmThomas Diplock, carter on farmRenby Cottages, Eridge Station1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Annie Diplock, F, Wife, married 6 years, age 29, born Romney Marsh, SussexAnnie Diplock
Mary Diplock, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born Groombridge, KentMary Diplock
Thomas Diplock, M, Son, single, age 4, born Penshurst, KentThomas Diplock
George Watts, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Battersea; occupation: signal porterGeorge Watts

2nd Apr 1911CensusEbenezer Bailey, M, Head, married, age 55, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiffEbenezer Bailey, farm bailiffRenby Farm, Eridge Station1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elen Bailey, F, Wife, married 32 years, age 54, born Mayfield, SussexElen Bailey
Mercy Maynard, F, Mother-in-law, widow, age 78, born Buxted, SussexMercy Maynard

2nd Apr 1911CensusErnest Webb, M, Head, married 14 years, age 57, born Wix, Essex; occupation: managing director of a drapery store, Oxford St London W.Ernest Webb, managing director of a drapery store, oxford st london w.Renby Grange, Boarshead1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Edith Webb, F, Wife, married 14 years, age 48, born Maids Morton, BuckinghamshireEdith Webb
Florence Roe, F, Servant, single, age 43, born Havering St, LondonFlorence Roe
Alfred Levy, M, Chauffeur, single, age 27, born Albert Rd Barnet, London; occupation: chauffeurAlfred Levy

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry Button, M, Head, married, age 27, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: gardenerHenry Button, gardenerRenby Cottage, Boarshead1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Alice Button, F, Wife, married 1 year, age 23, born Cranbrook, KentAlice Button

2nd Apr 1911CensusGeorge Aylwin, M, Head, married, age 59, born Bedfordshire; occupation: farmerGeorge Aylwin, farmerRenby Lodge, Boarshead1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elily Ann Aylwin, F, Wife, married 7 years, age 44, born Winchester, HampshireElily Ann Aylwin
Irene Elsie Clara Aylwin, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexIrene Elsie Clara Aylwin

2001TodayRenby Grange

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