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c 1875Crowborough Beacon Road, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyObservatory House

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Brown, M, Head, married, age 72, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourerJohn Brown, farm labourerBeacon Observatory Cottage1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Brown, F, Wife, married, age 68, born TicehurstAnn Brown

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Lesson Prince, M, Head, married, age 59, born Uckfield; occupation SurgeonCharles Leeson Prince, surgeon, meteorologist & antiquarianBeacon Observatory1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Jessie Prince, F, Wife, married, age 46, born GloucestershireJessie Prince [Brass]
Elizabeth E. Prince, F, Daughter, age 9Elizabeth Evelyn Prince
Mary Ann H. Pettet, F, Serv, single, age 45, born Kent; occupation CookMary Ann H. Pettet
Eliza E. Holmwood, F, Serv, single, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation: housemaidEliza Elizabeth Holmwood
Adelaide M. Holmwood, F, Serv, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation: domestic servantAdelaide Maria Holmwood

1882Directory entryPrince Chas. Lesson F.R.A.S., The ObservatoryCharles Leeson Prince, surgeon, meteorologist & antiquarianThe ObservatoryKelly's Directory

1882Directory entryPrince Charles Leeson F.R.A.S., surgeon, The ObservatoryCharles Leeson Prince, surgeon, meteorologist & antiquarianThe ObservatoryKelly's Directory

1885HistoryThe ObservatoryPrince's Crowborough
… it will be found, for the most part, that the delightful and extensive scenery, the open, airy, and vivifying atmosphere, abounding in ozone, together with a numerous retinue of natural attractions in the vicinity, all contribute to secure to the visitor that measure of health which generally follows the due co-operation of an active body with a cheerful and contented mind.

c 1885Crowborough ObservatoryCrowborough Observatory, Crowborough by Charles Leeson PrincePrince's Crowborough

5th Apr 1891CensusEli Wickens, M, Head, married, age 44, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Groom and GardenerEli Wickens, farm labourerLodge Gate, Observatory1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Rodah Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, SussexRhoda Wickens [Teague]
Albert Wickens, M, Son, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Butcher's ServantDenis Albert Wickens, postman
Maude Wickens, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarAda Maud Wickens
Percy Wickens, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarPercy Eli Wickens
Ernest Wickens, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexErnest Wilfred Wickens, gardener
Bruce Wickens, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexBruce Wickens

5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Leeson Prince, M, Head, married, age 69, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation General Practitioner, RegisteredCharles Leeson PrinceThe Observatory1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Jessie Prince, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Bristol, SomersetJessie Prince
Elizabeth E Prince, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Uckfield, SussexElizabeth E Prince
May Elsey, F, Servant, single, age 49, born Ifield, Sussex; occupation: cookMay Elsey
Annie Fermor, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Dormans Land, Surrey; occupation: parlourmaidAnnie Fermor
Mary Sadler, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Fittleworth, Sussex; occupation: housemaidMary Sadler

c 1899Crowborough Beacon Road, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyObservatory

2nd Apr 1911CensusJesse Collins, M, Head, married 2 years, age 68, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic gardenerJesse Collins, domestic gardenerObservatory Cottage, Church Road1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Jane Collins, F, Wife, married, age 51, born WalesJane Collins
Margaret Hellen Packham, F, Stepdaughter, single, age 16, born Crowborough, SussexMargaret Hellen Packham
Thomas Clark, M, Boarder, single, age 28, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation: motor driverThomas Clark
Thomas Cartmell, M, Boarder, single, age 21, born Lanarkshire; occupation: motor driverThomas Cartmell

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry John Parrish, M, Head, married 45 years, age 71; occupation: coachmanHenry John Parrish, coachmanObservatory Cottage, Church Road1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Parrish, F, married, age 78, born Hemingford Grey St Ives, HuntingdonshireElizabeth Parrish
Thomas Wheatley, M, Boarder, single, age 30, born Warren, Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: gardenerThomas Wheatley

2nd Apr 1911CensusHelen Dick Dalrymple, F, Head, widow, age 62, born Dundee, Forfar; occupation: private meansHelen Dick Dalrymple, private meansThe Observatory, Church Road1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Nellie Izzard, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Boar'S Head, Crowborough, Sussex; occupation: cookNellie Izzard

2nd Apr 1911CensusAlfred Edwin Thatcher, M, Head, married, age 38, born Red Hill, Surrey; occupation: gardenerAlfred Edwin Thatcher, gardenerObservatory Lodge, Church Road1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Thatcher, F, Wife, married 17 years, age 40, born Shorncliffe, KentSarah Thatcher
Doris Thatcher, F, Daughter, age 15, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: laundry maidDoris Thatcher
Alfred Thatcher, M, Son, age 14, born Red Hill, London; occupation: schoolAlfred Thatcher

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