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6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Taylor, M, Head, age 58, born Sussex; occupation CollierEdward TaylorSlafham1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Taylor, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born SussexAnn Taylor [Cox]
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Taylor, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexMary Taylor

6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Godley, F, Head, age 51, born SussexElizabeth Godley [Izzard]Slafham1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElisha Godley, F, [Daughter], age 19, born SussexElisha Godley
6th Jun 1841CensusMatthew Godley, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexMatthew Godley, farm labourer
6th Jun 1841CensusMichell Godley, F, [Grandson], age 3, born SussexMichel Godley, farm labourer

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Relf, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJames RelfSlafham1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriett Relf, F, [Wife], age 26, born SussexHarriet Relf [Hider]
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriett Relf, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexHarriett Sellings [Heasman] [Relf]
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Relf, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexJames Relf
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Relf, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexAnne Relf
6th Jun 1841CensusObed Relf, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexObed Relf

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Avery, M, Head, age 72, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Avery, farm labourerSlafham1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusCharlotte Avery, F, [Wife], age 74, born SussexCharlotte Avery
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Avery, M, [Son], age 47, born SussexWilliam Avery

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Killick, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerRichard Killick, farm labourerSlafham1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Killick, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexMary Killick [Butcher]
6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Killick, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexRichard Killick, sawyer
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Killick, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexMargaret Paine [Killick]
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Killick, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexMartha Verrall [Killick]
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Killick, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexJane Roberts [Killick]
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Killick, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexMary Bassett [Killick]
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Killick, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexWilliam Killick
6th Jun 1841CensusEllen Killick, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexEllen Killick
6th Jun 1841CensusEliza Killick, F, [Grand-Daughter], age 2, born SussexEliza Killick

6th Jun 1841CensusMary Godley, F, Head, age 25 to 29, born SussexMary Godley [Morris]Slafham1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusLuke Godley, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexLuke Godley, farm labourer
6th Jun 1841CensusEmma Godley, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexEmma Jane Dadswell [Godley]
6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Godley, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexRichard Godley, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerEdward TaylorSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeHarriet Taylor [Jarvis]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerDavid PrattSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeCaroline Pratt [Fermor]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterHarriett Pratt Fermor
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterHarriet Pratt
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation ScholarJames Fermor
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEliza Chewter [Fermor]
30th Mar 1851CensusSonDavid Pratt

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerJames TaylorSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeCharlotte Taylor [Taylor]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterAgnes Tester [Taylor]
30th Mar 1851CensusSonThomas Taylor

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerJohn BookerSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeHarriett Booker [Turk]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarSally Booker [Turk]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter, occupation: scholarEmmy Booker
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter, occupation: scholarCathaline Booker
30th Mar 1851CensusSon, occupation: scholarCharles Booker
30th Mar 1851CensusSonRichard Booker
30th Mar 1851CensusSonStephen Booker
30th Mar 1851CensusSonThomas Booker
30th Mar 1851CensusFather-in-law, widowed; occupation: former farm labourerThomas Turk, bailiff

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerLuke Godley, farm labourerSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Godley [Morris]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarRichard Godley, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: scholarGeorge Godley
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterEliza Dadswell [Godley]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterHarriet Godley
30th Mar 1851CensusSonAlfred Godley

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed; occupation: pauperElizabeth Godley [Izzard]Slafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: pauperAnn Godley
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm labourerMatthew Godley, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusGrandsonMichel Godley, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusGranddaughterElizabeth Godley

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerRichard Killick, farm labourerSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeMary Killick [Butcher]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm labourerRichard Killick, sawyer
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Killick
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarEllen Killick
30th Mar 1851CensusGranddaughter; occupation: scholarEliza Killick
30th Mar 1851CensusGranddaughterMary Killick

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Relph, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Relph, farm labourerSlaffin Gill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusPhebe Relph, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, SussexPhebe Relph
7th Apr 1861CensusHenry Relph, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, SussexHenry Relph
7th Apr 1861CensusJames Relph, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexJames Relph
7th Apr 1861CensusMary A Relph, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexMary A. Relph
7th Apr 1861CensusAlbert Relph, M, Son, age 3m, born Rotherfield, SussexAlbert Relph

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Bonds, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bonds, farm labourerSlaffin Gill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusMary Bonds, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Bonds
7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Bonds, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Bonds
7th Apr 1861CensusAlfred Bonds, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred Bonds
7th Apr 1861CensusRoselin Bonds, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexRoselin Bonds

7th Apr 1861CensusElizabeth Dadswell, F, Head, widowed, age 43, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: needlework or other employmentElizabeth Dadswell [Godley]Slaffin Gill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusJames Godley, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, SussexJames Godley, shepherd and farm labourer
7th Apr 1861CensusCatherine Dadswell, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: almschild Katherine Staplehurst [Dadswell]

7th Apr 1861CensusMary Godley, F, Head, widowed, age 47, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: needle woman or other employmentMary Godley [Morris]Slaffin Gill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusLuke Godley, M, Son, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerLuke Godley, farm labourer
7th Apr 1861CensusRichard Godley, M, Son, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerRichard Godley, farm labourer
7th Apr 1861CensusAlfred Godley, M, Son, single, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlfred Godley
7th Apr 1861CensusFrances Godley, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar (almschild)Frances Godley

7th Apr 1861CensusEmma Helmsley, F, Head, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: laundressEmma HemsleySlaffin Gill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusEmily L Helmsley, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Louisa Helmsley

7th Apr 1861CensusEdward Taylor, M, Head, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 4 acresEdward Taylor, farmerSlaffin Gill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusHarriett Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriett Taylor
7th Apr 1861CensusLeah Bassett, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantLeah Elizabeth Bassett

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Olive Gibbs, M, Head, widowed, age 56, born Wrotham, Kent; occupation: retired shopkeeperJohn Olive Gibbs, retired shopkeeperSlaffin Gill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusElizabeth C Helmsley, F, Housekeeper, married, age 41, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth Helmsley
7th Apr 1861CensusOlive E M Helmsley, F, [Housekeeper's] daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarOlive E. M. Helmsley

7th Apr 1861CensusRichard Killick, M, Head, married, age 66, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: almsmanRichard Killick, farm labourerSlaffin Gill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusMary Killick, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: almswomanMary Killick [Butcher]
7th Apr 1861CensusMary Killick, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Bassett [Killick]
7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Killick, M, Grandson, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexGeorge Killick, charcoal burner

2nd Apr 1871CensusLuke Godley, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerLuke Godley, farm labourerSlaphn Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusSarah Ann Godley, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Godley [Dadswell]
2nd Apr 1871CensusSally Godley, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSally Killick [Godley]
2nd Apr 1871CensusEliza Godley, F, Daughter, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEliza Godley

2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Pratt, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: stone sawyerGeorge Pratt, stone sawyerSlaphn Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Pratt, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Buxted, SussexMary Pratt
2nd Apr 1871CensusErnestt Pratt, M, Son, age 10, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarErnestt Pratt
2nd Apr 1871CensusArthur Pratt, M, Son, age 8, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarArthur Pratt
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Pratt, F, Daughter, age 6, born Lower Norwood, Surrey; occupation: scholarMary Pratt
2nd Apr 1871CensusElizabeth Pratt, F, Daughter, age 2, born Hastings, SussexElizabeth Pratt
2nd Apr 1871CensusGrace Pratt, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tivoli, SussexGrace Pratt

2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry W Breden, M, Head, married, age 49, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry W. Breden, farm labourerSlaphn Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusJane Breden, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Withyham, SussexJane Breden
2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry W Breden, M, Son, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: journeyman shoemaker; handicap: lame from birthHenry W. Breden
2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Breden, M, Son, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Breden
2nd Apr 1871CensusAnne Breden, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAnne Breden
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Ann Breden, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Ann Breden
2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Breden, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Breden
2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Breden, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Breden
2nd Apr 1871CensusElizabeth Breden, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Breden
2nd Apr 1871CensusPhilledellpha Breden, F, Daughter, age 4m, born Rotherfield, SussexPhilledellpha Breden

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Walter, M, Head, widowed, age 69, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Walter, farm labourerSlaphn Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Taylor, M, Head, married, age 45, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Taylor, farm labourerSlaphn Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusHarriett Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriett Taylor

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Hope, M, Head, married, age 37, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Hope, farm labourerSlaphn Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusPhiladelphia Hope, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Mayfield, SussexPhiladelphia Hope
2nd Apr 1871CensusHarriett Hope, F, Daughter, age 8, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHarriett Hope
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Hope, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Hope
2nd Apr 1871CensusCharley Hope, M, Son, age 11w, born Rotherfield, SussexCharley Hope

2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Killick, F, Head, widowed, age 74, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's widow (almswoman)Mary Killick [Butcher]Slaphn Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Killick, F, Daughter, single, age 42, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant and nurseMary Bassett [Killick]
2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Killick, M, Grandson, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge Killick, charcoal burner
2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Killick, M, Grandson, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHenry Killick, farm labourer

Oct to Dec 1872HistoryMary Killick [Butcher]Slaughterham GhyllFirmin's Guide

Another witch dwelt at Crowborough Common, at Slaughterham Ghyll, or, as the natives pronounced it, "Slapham Ghyll." The cottage in which she lived still exists.

The wife of her neighbour began to pine away, to become listless and unable to work, and moped about in a very unhappy state. The husband, after trying several remedies and decoctions of medicinal herbs, felt sure she was under the influence of a spirit. So he went off to Tunbridge Wells to consult a Mr. Oakley, who had a great reputation amongst these simple folk as a detector of witches and a frustrator of their nefarious practices. Having described to him all the ailments of his wife, and mentioned his suspicion of witchcraft, he was asked whether he would be able to recognise the witch if a picture or image of her was shown to him. Having replied that he certainly would be able to recognise any of the Crowborough people, Mr. Oakley proceeded mysteriously to mix some chemical ingredients in a cup; then pouring a liquid upon the mixture, a fizzing and hissing took place, followed by fumes of yellow, then blue, then white vapour. When these had passed off, the composition in the cup became quiescent and transparent, and the man was told to look into the cup steadily till he could see the image of a person. Having done so, he exclaimed excitedly, "I see her; 'tis witch Killick. She is the person tormenting my wife."

He returned home with full instructions how to exorcise the evil spirit from his wife. As I stated before, it is believed that a witch cannot die until someone is present into whom the witch-spirit can enter, and this person has to continue the traditions of witchcraft.

When Dame Killick was very ill - that is, when the spirit was getting dissatisfied with its abode, and desired a change for the better - her daughter would not remain in the room with her, but would occupy herself in the garden or in the room below.

The nurse who was attending upon the old dame, commiserating the poor creature, who was convulsed in her struggles to get rid of the witch-spirit, hurried down stairs to the daughter and urged her to come up to her mother, who could not die until she was present. The daughter reluctantly went to her mother's room, and then the struggles ceased, and the spirit went out of her and entered into the daughter, who thus became a witch. This happened not more than twenty-five years ago.


c 1875Sheep Plain, Alfays & High Broom, South of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySlaughterham Gill

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Bassett, M, Head, married, age 40, born Rotherfield; occupation: charcoal burnerWilliam Bassett, charcoal burnerSlaugham Gill1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 52, born RotherfieldMary Bassett [Killick]
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Killick, M, Step Son, single, age 22, born Rotherfield; occupation: charcoal burnerGeorge Killick, charcoal burner
3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Killick, M, Step Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation: charcoal burnerHenry Killick, farm labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusAuther Killick, M, Step Son, age 12, born Buxted; occupation: labourerAuther Killick
3rd Apr 1881CensusErnest Bassett, M, Son, age 9, born Buxted; occupation: scholarErnest Bassett

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Manser, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield; occupation Bricklayer JourneymanThomas MancerForest Villa1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorgeana Manser, F, Wife, married, age 31, born RotherfieldGeorgiana Beda Mancer [Diplock]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Manser, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarWilliam Manser
3rd Apr 1881CensusHannah Manser, F, Daughter, age 2, born RotherfieldHannah Manser
3rd Apr 1881CensusDavid Manser, M, Son, age 1, born RotherfieldDavid Manser

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Preebess, M, Head, married, age 49, born Rotherfield; occupation SawyerGeorge PreebessSlaugham Gill1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMaria Preebess, F, Wife, married, age 50, born RotherfieldMaria Preebess
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrances Preebess, F, Daughter, age 14, born RotherfieldFrances Preebess
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn W. Preebess, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarJohn W. Preebess
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Preebess, M, Father, widowed, age 79, born Rotherfield; occupation Former carpenterWilliam Preebess

3rd Apr 1881CensusLuke Godbey, M, Head, married, age 49, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerLuke Godley, farm labourerSlaugham Gill1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah A. Godbey, F, Wife, married, age 47, born RotherfieldSarah Godley [Dadswell]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Godbey, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarEliza Godley
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick W. Godbey, M, Son, age 4, born RotherfieldFrederick Alfred Godley

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Ralf, M, Head, married, age 59, born Rotherfield; occupation LabourerWilliam RelfeSlaugham Gill1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhebe Ralf, F, Wife, married, age 48, born WithyhamPhoebe Relf [Baker]
3rd Apr 1881CensusAmos Ralf, M, Son, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarAmos Ralf
3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert Ralf, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarObed Herbert Ralf

1890HistorySlaughterhan GhyllFirmin's Guide

We will turn to the left for a short distance over the Common, and then, leaving it behind, wend our way to South View. A little way on this road we come to a bye-road on the right; let us go down this road to visit the finest spring in Crowborough, known as Lord's Well. There is no authentic account of the reason of the application of this name, though imagination has been busy in attaching a legend to it, viz., that after a battle between Britons and Saxons at Slaughterham Ghyll, on the Common just below, the chiefs assembled at this spring to settle the terms of an armistice. The name Slaughterham Ghyll may have suggested such a possibility. It appears to me to be more probable that it should derive its name from the lord of the manor.

Retracing our steps, we pass some cottages and a chapel, and get into the main road again, near the grocery stores of Mr. Deeprose, in the wall of which shop is a postal box. On the right and left, as we proceed, are several houses and cottages until we reach Trunches Corner, where four roads meet. The one on the left leads to the Cross; on the right is the way to White Hill, and the one in front of us, called Myrtle Road, leads to the village green, or, as it is generally called, Chapel Green. Here is situated the parish church, All Saints, and the vicarage. This church has no traditional history beyond that of the original building having been erected by Sir H. Fermor, Bart, The old chapel was too small for the accommodation of the increased number of parishioners; it had also by decay become unfit for use as a place of public worship. After it had been separated from the Charity and handed over to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, it was pulled down, and the present building erected by subscription in 1882. Unfortunately, from a sentimental desire to preserve the old tower, the opportunity was lost of erecting an imposing architectural building. The space not allowing room for a structure of fine proportions without the removal of the tower, we have now a church nearly as broad as it is long, with no decoration to compensate for the want of elegant symmetry. This will not, however, disturb the manes of Sir H. Fermor.

There is a charm in the situation of the church, and the distant views seen from it must call forth the admiration of anyone having the slightest appreciation of beauty in nature.

Going up Church Road, in the direction of the Beacon, we take the first turning to the right, and so wend our way back to the Cross.


5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Ralph, M, Head, married, age 70, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam RelfeSlaugham Gill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusFebey Ralph, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Crowborough, SussexPhoebe Relf [Baker]
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Anna Ralph, F, Daughter, married, age 32, born Crowborough, SussexMary Anna Ralph
5th Apr 1891CensusHerbet Ralph, M, Son, single, age 22, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerObed Herbert Ralf

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Killick, M, Head, married, age 27, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Killick, farm labourerSlaugham Gill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMercy Killick, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Crowborough, SussexMercy Matilda Killick [Manser]

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Killick, M, Head, married, age 33, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: charcoal burnerGeorge Killick, charcoal burnerSlaugham Gill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSally Killick, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Crowborough, SussexSally Killick [Godley]
5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Killick, M, Son, age 1, born Crowborough, SussexGeorge Killick

5th Apr 1891CensusWalter White, M, Head, married, age 28, born Lindfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerWalter WhiteSlaugham Gill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusFaithful White, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Homdean, HampshireFaithful White
5th Apr 1891CensusVictoria White, F, Daughter, age 5, born Newick, SussexVictoria White
5th Apr 1891CensusWalter White, M, Son, age 4, born Wadhurst, SussexWalter White
5th Apr 1891CensusJane White, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexJane White

5th Apr 1891CensusAlbert Hemsley, M, Head, married, age 35, born Eridge, Sussex; occupation: general labourerAlbert Hemsley, labourerSlaugham Gill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Jane Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Yeovil, SomersetMary Jane Hemsley [Stevens]
5th Apr 1891CensusHenrietta L Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 12, born Crowborough, SussexHenrietta L Hemsley
5th Apr 1891CensusAlice Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 11, born Crowborough, SussexAlice Hemsley
5th Apr 1891CensusRose Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 8, born Crowborough, SussexRose Hemsley
5th Apr 1891CensusAlbert Hemsley, M, Son, age 7, born Crowborough, SussexAlbert Hemsley
5th Apr 1891CensusHarriet Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 5, born Crowborough, SussexHarriet Hemsley
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Jane Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 3, born Crowborough, SussexMary Jane Hemsley
5th Apr 1891CensusAnne Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 9 months, born Crowborough, SussexAnne Hemsley

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Bassett, M, Head, married, age 50, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: charcoal burnerWilliam Bassett, charcoal burnerSlaugham Gill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusMary Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Bassett [Killick]
5th Apr 1891CensusArthur Bassett, M, Son, single, age 22, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: charcoal burnerArthur Bassett
5th Apr 1891CensusErnest Bassett, M, Son, single, age 19, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: general labourerErnest Bassett

c 1899Sheep Plain, Alfays & High Broom, South of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveySlaughterham Gill
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