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1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 153

Historical records

1850HistorySt. John's AlmshouseSutton's Historical Notes
These almshouses, situated below St John's Church were built by Elizabeth Countess De La Warr in the year 1850, as a memorial of her eldest son, George John Frederick, Viscount Canteloupe, who died that year, and they were endowed by her with £270 for keeping the fabric in repair.
"There are six dwellings for the reception of six poor persons of the Parish of Withyham of whom two shall be men and four women, who respectively shall be qualified and appointed under the provisions of these presents.
That the said six poor persons shall be unmarried or widowers or widows of honest report, members of the Church of England and (with the excetion hereafter mentioned) of the age of fifty years and upwards at the time of their respective admissions, and they shall be respectively entitled to remain in the said almshouses until their death, or marriage, or removal under the provisions hereafter.
That one of the said poor women may be younger than fifty years, and need not necessarily be of the said Parish of Withyham if she shall be competent upon the certificate of a medical man nominated by the Patron or Patroness for the time being of the said Charity to discharge the duties of a nurse whenever called upon to perform the same in the manner hereinafter mentioned.
That no person shall be eligible for election to any of the said almsouses except the certificate of the Rector of Withyham for the time being as to character shall be first obtained."

c 1850St John's AlmshouseSt John's Almshouse, CrowboroughSutton's Historical Notes

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: matronSarah Ground, matronSt. John's Alms House1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation PensionerJane Harber [Bone]St. John's Alms House1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation PensionerJohn NeveSt. John's Alms House1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: pensionerFrances Jones, pensionerSt. John's Alms House1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex

1874Directory entrySt. John's AlmshousePost Office Directory
Almshouses for six aged persons (widows and widowers) were erected by the late Countess De La Warr.

c 1875Cooks Corner, Gillridge, Parkgrove & Royal Mires, North of Crowborough - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySt Johns Alms House

3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Butcher, F, Head, widowed, age 74, born Surrey, occupation: alms womanMary Butcher, alms womanAlms House1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusTheresa Howet, F, Head, widowed, age 51, born Wiltshire; occupation: alms womanTheresa Howet, alms womanAlms House1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha Burness, F, Head, widowed, age 78, born Dorset, occupation: alms womanMartha Burness, alms womanAlms House1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Hewitt, F, Head, widowed, age 86, born Speldhurst; occupation Alms WomanMary HewettAlms House1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn M. Austin, F, Head, widowed, age 73, born Hampshire; occupation: alms womanAnn M. Austin, alms womanAlms House1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusRebecca Strickett, F, Head, widowed, age 67, born Marden, handicap: blind; occupation Alms WomanRebecca StrickettAlms House1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusJane Neve, F, Head, widowed, age 83, born Newcastle Upon Tyne; occupation: PensionerJane NeveAlms Houses1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusAnn E Allen, F, Head, widowed, age 62, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: pensionerAnn Allen [Smithers]Alms Houses1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusMary Pilbeam, F, Head, widowed, age 68, born Banshead, Surrey; occupation: PensionerMary Pilbeam [Harborough]Alms Houses1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusAnna M Austen, F, Head, widowed, age 85, born Southhampton, Hampshire; occupation: pensionerAnn M. Austin, alms womanAlms Houses1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex

5th Apr 1891CensusMartha Burness, F, Head, widowed, age 86, born Gillingham, Dorset, occupation: pensionerMartha Burness, pensionerAlms Houses1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex

c 1899Cooks Corner, North of Crowborough - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyAlmshouses

2nd Apr 1911CensusSarah Brown, F, Head, Widow, age 59, born Falmer, Sussex; occupation: matron alms housesSarah Brown1 Alms Houses, St Johns1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex

2nd Apr 1911CensusAgnes Kemp, F, Head, Widow, age 67, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: private meansAgnes Kemp2 Alms Houses, St Johns1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusRichard Warren, M, age 6, born Tunbridge, KentRichard Warren

2nd Apr 1911CensusSarah Rhoder, F, Head, Widow, age 72; occupation: private meansSarah Rhoder3 Alms Houses, St Johns1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex

2nd Apr 1911CensusEliza Hoath, F, Head, Single, age 63, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: private meansEliza Hoath4 Alms Houses, St Johns1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex

2nd Apr 1911CensusCharles Pilbeam, M, Head, Married, age 79, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: private meansCharles Pilbeam5 Alms Houses, St Johns1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusCharlotte Pilbeam, F, Wife, Married 47 years, age 67, born Withyham, SussexCharlotte Pilbeam

2nd Apr 1911CensusEmily Hider, F, Head, Single, age 34, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: private meansEmily Hider6 Alms Houses, St Johns1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex

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