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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
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn 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
3rd Apr 1881CensusJessie Prince, F, Wife, married, age 46, born GloucestershireJessie Prince [Brass]
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth E. Prince, F, Daughter, age 9Elizabeth Evelyn Prince
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann H. Pettet, F, Serv, single, age 45, born Kent; occupation CookMary Ann H. Pettet
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza E. Holmwood, F, Serv, single, age 21, born Rotherfield; occupation: housemaidEliza Elizabeth Holmwood
3rd Apr 1881CensusAdelaide 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
5th Apr 1891CensusRodah Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Rotherfield, SussexRhoda Wickens [Teague]
5th Apr 1891CensusAlbert Wickens, M, Son, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Butcher's ServantDenis Albert Wickens
5th Apr 1891CensusMaude Wickens, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarMaude Wickens
5th Apr 1891CensusPerley Wickens, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarPerley Wickens
5th Apr 1891CensusErnest Wickens, M, Son, age 4, born Rotherfield, SussexErnest Wickens
5th Apr 1891CensusBruce 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
5th Apr 1891CensusJessie Prince, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Bristol, SomersetJessie Prince
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth E Prince, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Uckfield, SussexElizabeth E Prince
5th Apr 1891CensusMay Elsey, F, Servant, single, age 49, born Ifield, Sussex; occupation: cookMay Elsey
5th Apr 1891CensusAnnie Fermor, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Dormans Land, Surrey; occupation: parlourmaidAnnie Fermor
5th Apr 1891CensusMary 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 SurveyThe Observatory

2nd Apr 1911CensusJesse Collins, M, Head, married 2 years, age 68, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation domestic gardenerJesse CollinsObservatory Cottage, Church Road1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusJane Collins, F, Wife, married, age 51, born WalesJane Collins
2nd Apr 1911CensusMargaret Hellen Packham, F, Stepdaughter, single, age 16, born CrowboroughMargaret Hellen Packham
2nd Apr 1911CensusThomas Clark, M, Boarder, single, age 28, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation maker driverThomas Clark
2nd Apr 1911CensusThomas Cartmell, M, Boarder, single, age 21, born Lanarkshire; occupation maker driver domesticThomas Cartmell

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

2nd Apr 1911CensusHelen Dick Dalrymple, F, Head, widowed, age 62, born Dundee, Forfar; occupation private meansHelen Dick DalrympleThe Observatory, Church Road1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusNellie 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 ThatcherObservatory Lodge, Church Road1911 Census
Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1911CensusSarah Thatcher, F, Wife, married 17 years, age 40, born Shorncliffe, KentSarah Thatcher
2nd Apr 1911CensusDoris Thatcher, F, Daughter, age 15, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation laundry maidDoris Thatcher
2nd Apr 1911CensusAlfred Thatcher, M, Son, age 14, born Red Hill, London; occupation schoolAlfred Thatcher

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