The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Slaughterman [a.k.a. Slafin & Slaugham] Ghyll [a.k.a. Gill]  Sheep Plain  Crowborough Common  Crowborough  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1933The Story of Crowbrough ⇒ p. 20

Historical records

26th Feb 1839Sheep Plain, Alfays & High Broom, South of Crowborough - 1839Edward Taylor (occupier and owner)Edward Taylor, collierArable, Cottage and Garden (1 acres 0 roods 25 perches) plot 3881Rotherfield Tithe Map

26th Feb 1839Sheep Plain, Alfays & High Broom, South of Crowborough - 1839 Empty (occupier) and John Godley (owner)Cottage and Garden (0 acres 0 roods 32 perches) plot 3932Rotherfield Tithe Map

26th Feb 1839Sheep Plain, Alfays & High Broom, South of Crowborough - 1839Luke Godley (occupier and owner)Luke Godley, farm labourerCottage and Garden (0 acres 0 roods 37 perches) plot 3933Rotherfield Tithe Map

26th Feb 1839Sheep Plain, Alfays & High Broom, South of Crowborough - 1839John Godley (occupier and owner)John GodlyCottage and Garden, Garden (0 acres 0 roods 16 perches) plot 3934Rotherfield Tithe Map

26th Feb 1839Sheep Plain, Alfays & High Broom, South of Crowborough - 1839William Avery (occupier) and Alfred Dadswell (owner)William Avery, farm labourerCottage and Garden (0 acres 0 roods 16 perches) plot 3935Rotherfield Tithe Map

26th Feb 1839Sheep Plain, Alfays & High Broom, South of Crowborough - 1839Richard Killick (occupier) and Alfred Dadswell (owner)Richard Killick, farm labourerYard House etc., Buildings (0 acres 0 roods 36 perches) plot 3939Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Taylor, M, Head, age 58, born Sussex; occupation: collierEdward Taylor, collierSlafham1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Taylor, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born SussexAnn Taylor [Cox]
Mary Taylor, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexMary Taylor

6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Godley, F, Head, age 51, born SussexElizabeth Godley [Izzard]Slafham1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elisha Godley, F, [Daughter], age 19, born SussexElisha Godley
Matthew Godley, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexMatthew Godley, farm labourer
Michell 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 Relf, farm labourerSlafham1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriett Relf, F, [Wife], age 26, born SussexHarriet Relf [Hider]
Harriett Relf, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexHarriett Wood [Sellings] [Heasman] [Relf]
James Relf, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexJames Relf
Ann Relf, F, [Daughter], age 5, born SussexAnne Relf
Obed 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
Charlotte Avery, F, [Wife], age 74, born SussexCharlotte Avery
William 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
Mary Killick, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexMary Killick [Butcher]
Richard Killick, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexRichard Killick, sawyer
Mary Killick, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexJane Roberts [Killick]
Mary Killick, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexMary Bassett [Killick]
Mary Killick, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexMartha Verrall [Killick]
William Killick, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexWilliam Killick, sawyer
Ellen Killick, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexEllen Killick
Eliza 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
Luke Godley, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexLuke Godley, farm labourer
Emma Godley, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexEmma Jane Dadswell [Godley]
Richard Godley, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexRichard Godley, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEdward Taylor, farm labourerSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeHarriet Taylor [Jarvis]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerDavid Pratt, farm labourerSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeCaroline Pratt [Fermor]
DaughterHarriet Pratt
DaughterHarriett Pratt Fermor
Son; occupation: scholarJames Fermor
DaughterEliza Chewter [Fermor]
SonDavid Pratt, carpenter

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJames Taylor, farm labourerSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeCharlotte Taylor [Taylor]
DaughterAgnes Tester [Taylor]
SonThomas Taylor

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerJohn BookerSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeHarriett Booker [Turk]
Daughter; occupation: scholarSally Booker [Turk]
Daughter, occupation: scholarEmmy Booker
Daughter, occupation: scholarCathaline Booker
Son, occupation: scholarCharles Booker
SonRichard Booker
SonStephen Booker
SonThomas Booker
Father-in-law, widowed; occupation: former farm labourerThomas Turk, bailiff

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerLuke Godley, farm labourerSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Godley [Morris]
Son; occupation: scholarRichard Godley, farm labourer
Son; occupation: scholarGeorge Godley, farmer
DaughterEliza Dadswell [Godley]
DaughterHarriet Godley
SonAlfred Godley

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed; occupation: pauperElizabeth Godley [Izzard]Slafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Daughter; occupation: pauperAnn Godley
Son; occupation: farm labourerMatthew Godley, farm labourer
GrandsonMichel Godley, farm labourer
GranddaughterElizabeth Godley

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerRichard Killick, farm labourerSlafin Gill1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Killick [Butcher]
Son; occupation: farm labourerRichard Killick, sawyer
Son; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Killick, sawyer
Daughter; occupation: scholarEllen Killick
GranddaughterMary Killick
Granddaughter; occupation: scholarEliza Killick

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Relph, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam RelfeSlaffin Gill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Phebe Relph, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, SussexPhoebe Relf [Baker]
Henry Relph, M, Son, age 8, born Rotherfield, SussexHenry Relf
James Relph, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam James Relf
Mary A Relph, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Anna Ralph
Albert Relph, M, Son, age 3m, born Rotherfield, SussexAlbert Relf

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Bonds, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bonds, farm labourerSlaffin Gill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Bonds, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Bonds
John Bonds, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Bonds
Alfred Bonds, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexAlfred Bonds
Roselin 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
James Godley, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, SussexJames Godley, shepherd and farm labourer
Catherine 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
Luke Godley, M, Son, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerLuke Godley, farm labourer
Richard Godley, M, Son, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerRichard Godley, farm labourer
Alfred Godley, M, Son, single, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlfred Godley
Frances Godley, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholar (almschild)Frances Watson [Godley]

7th Apr 1861CensusEmma Helmsley, F, Head, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: laundressEmma Wickens [Hemsley]Slaffin Gill1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Emily L Helmsley, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Louisa Manser [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
Harriett Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriett Taylor
Leah 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
Elizabeth C Helmsley, F, Housekeeper, married, age 41, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperElizabeth Helmsley
Olive 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
Mary Killick, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation: almswomanMary Killick [Butcher]
Mary Killick, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Bassett [Killick]
George 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 labourerSlaphin Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Ann Godley, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Godley [Dadswell]
Sally Godley, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSally Killick [Godley]
Eliza 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 sawyerSlaphin Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Pratt, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Buxted, SussexMary Pratt
Ernestt Pratt, M, Son, age 10, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: scholarErnestt Pratt
Arthur Pratt, M, Son, age 8, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: scholarArthur Pratt
Mary Pratt, F, Daughter, age 6, born Lower Norwood, Surrey; occupation: scholarMary Pratt
Elizabeth Pratt, F, Daughter, age 2, born Hastings, SussexElizabeth Pratt
Grace 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 labourerSlaphin Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Jane Breden, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Withyham, SussexJane Breden
Henry W Breden, M, Son, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: journeyman shoemaker; handicap: lame from birthHenry W. Breden
George Breden, M, Son, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Breden
Anne Breden, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAnne Breden
Mary Ann Breden, F, Daughter, age 10, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Ann Breden
William Breden, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Breden
John Breden, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Breden
Elizabeth Breden, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Breden
Philledellpha 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 labourerSlaphin Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Taylor, M, Head, married, age 45, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Taylor, farmerSlaphin Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Harriett 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 labourerSlaphin Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Philadelphia Hope, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Mayfield, SussexPhiladelphia Hope
Harriett Hope, F, Daughter, age 8, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHarriett Hope
Mary Hope, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Hope
Charley 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]Slaphin Gill1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Killick, F, Daughter, single, age 42, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant and nurseMary Bassett [Killick]
George Killick, M, Grandson, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarGeorge Killick, charcoal burner
Henry 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
Mary Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 52, born RotherfieldMary Bassett [Killick]
George Killick, M, Step Son, single, age 22, born Rotherfield; occupation: charcoal burnerGeorge Killick, charcoal burner
Henry Killick, M, Step Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation: charcoal burnerHenry Killick, farm labourer
Auther Killick, M, Step Son, age 12, born Buxted; occupation: labourerArthur Killick
Ernest Bassett, M, Son, age 9, born Buxted; occupation: scholarErnest Bassett

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Manser, M, Head, married, age 38, born Rotherfield; occupation: bricklayer journeymanThomas Mancer, bricklayer's labourerForest Villa1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Georgeana Manser, F, Wife, married, age 31, born RotherfieldGeorgiana Beda Mancer [Diplock]
William Manser, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarWilliam Thomas Manser, bricklayer
Hannah Manser, F, Daughter, age 2, born RotherfieldNaomi Ruth Ginger [Manser]
David Manser, M, Son, age 1, born RotherfieldDavid Manser, farm labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Preebess, M, Head, married, age 49, born Rotherfield; occupation SawyerGeorge PreebessSlaugham Gill1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Maria Preebess, F, Wife, married, age 50, born RotherfieldMaria Preebess
Frances Preebess, F, Daughter, age 14, born RotherfieldFrances Preebess
John W. Preebess, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarJohn W. Preebess
William 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
Sarah A. Godbey, F, Wife, married, age 47, born RotherfieldSarah Godley [Dadswell]
Eliza Godbey, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarEliza Godley
Frederick 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
Phebe Ralf, F, Wife, married, age 48, born WithyhamPhoebe Relf [Baker]
Amos Ralf, M, Son, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarAmos Ralf
Herbert Ralf, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarObed Herbert Relf

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
Febey Ralph, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Crowborough, SussexPhoebe Relf [Baker]
Mary Anna Ralph, F, Daughter, married, age 32, born Crowborough, SussexMary Anna Ralph
Herbet Ralph, M, Son, single, age 22, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerObed Herbert Relf

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Killick, M, Head, married, age 27, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Killick, farm labourerSlaugham Gill1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mercy 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
Sally Killick, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Crowborough, SussexSally Killick [Godley]
George 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
Faithful White, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Homdean, HampshireFaithful White
Victoria White, F, Daughter, age 5, born Newick, SussexVictoria White
Walter White, M, Son, age 4, born Wadhurst, SussexWalter White
Jane 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
Mary Jane Hemsley, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Yeovil, SomersetMary Jane Hemsley [Stevens]
Henrietta L Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 12, born Crowborough, SussexHenrietta L Hemsley
Alice Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 11, born Crowborough, SussexAlice Turner [Hemsley]
Rose Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 8, born Crowborough, SussexRose Turner [Hemsley]
Albert Hemsley, M, Son, age 7, born Crowborough, SussexAlbert Hemsley
Harriet Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 5, born Crowborough, SussexHarriet Hemsley
Mary Jane Hemsley, F, Daughter, age 3, born Crowborough, SussexMary Jane Tester [Hemsley]
Anne 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
Mary Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Bassett [Killick]
Arthur Bassett, M, Son, single, age 22, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: charcoal burnerArthur Killick
Ernest 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

2nd Apr 1911CensusWilliam Adams, M, Head, married 7 years, age 32, born Eridge, Sussex; occupation: chauffeurWilliam Albert Adams, chauffeurGhyll Cottage, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Margaret Adams, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Belgrave, LondonMargaret Adams [Jones]
William Arthur Adams, M, Son, age 6, born Sevenoaks, KentWilliam Arthur Adams
Dorothy Adams, F, Daughter, age 5, born Crowborough, SussexDorothy Gillett [Adams]
Albert Maurice Adams, M, Son, age 5 months, born Crowborough, SussexMaurice Adams

2nd Apr 1911CensusJane Hickman, F, Head, married 20 years, age 46, born Caerwent, Monmouthshire; occupation: private meansJane Hickman, private meansThe Ghyll, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Jennie Gwendolin Hickman, F, Daughter, Spinster, age 18, born Sutton, Surrey; occupation: noneJennie Gwendolin Hickman
Doris Mary Hickman, F, Daughter, Spinster, age 16, born Sutton, Surrey; occupation: noneDoris Mary Hickman
Norah Parry Hickman, F, Daughter, Spinster, age 13, born Willington Sutton; occupation: noneNorah Parry Hickman
Ethel Rose Lewis, F, Governess, Spinster, age 32, born Solva, Pembrokeshire; occupation: governessEthel Rose Lewis
Frances Scot, F, Servant, single, age 28, born Treyford, Sussex; occupation: housemaidFrances Scot
Elizabeth Hickman, F, Servant, single, age 40, born Great Kings Hill, Buckinghamshire; occupation: housemaidElizabeth Hickman
Harriet Ellen Oliver, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: cookHarriet Ellen Oliver
Sarah Jane Oliver, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: housemaidSarah Jane Oliver
Ada Savory, F, Visitor, single, age 35, born London; occupation: nurseAda Savory

2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Burton, M, Head, married, age 55, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: gardenerJohn Burton, gardenerThe Ghyll, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Catherine Ann Burton, F, Wife, married 36 years, age 56, born Buxted, SussexCatherine Ann Burton
Alice Burton, F, Daughter, single, age 33, born Ashburnham, Sussex; occupation: kitchenmaidAlice Burton
Harry Burton, M, Son, married, age 30, born Ashburnham, Sussex; occupation: motor driverHarry Burton
David Burton, M, Son, single, age 21, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDavid Burton
Catherine Ann Burton, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: general servantCatherine Ann Burton
Jack Burton, M, Son, age 14, born Herstmonceux, Sussex; occupation: gardenerJack Burton
Bruce Burton, M, Son, age 11, born Haywards Heath, Sussex; occupation: schoolBruce Burton

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry Relf, M, Head, widow and was married 30 years, age 58, born Slaugham Ghyll, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Relf, farm labourerSlaugham Ghyll, Jarvis Brook1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Shelie Relf, F, Mother, widow and was married 57 years, age 79, born Crowborough, SussexShelie Relf
Mary Friend, F, Sister, widow and was married 6 years, age 52, born Slaugham Ghyll, SussexMary Friend

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