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c 1795Holty Common, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamBower Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Fletcher, M, Head, age 45 to 49; occupation: gardenerRichard Fletcher, gardenerBower House1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Fletcher, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexSarah Fletcher

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Fry, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Fry, farmerBower Farm1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusCaroline Fry, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexCaroline Fry [Stephens]
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Fry, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexElizabeth Fry
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Fry, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexEdward Fry
6th Jun 1841CensusSamuel Fry, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexSamuel Fry, farm labourer
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Fry, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexMary Fry
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Fry, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexAnn Fry
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Lock, M, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Lock
6th Jun 1841CensusDavy Austen, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDavy Austen
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Hoade, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Hoade

6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Frances, F, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: independentHannah FrancesBower Farm1841 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Frances, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexElizabeth Frances
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Frances, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexJohn Frances
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Frances, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexWilliam Frances
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Frances, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexMary Frances

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 3 people; occupation FARMERWilliam PotterBower Farm1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Ann Potter
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation FARM SERVANTJohn Potter
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; widowed; occupation: dressmakerElizabeth Mellish
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation HOUSE SERVANTJane Potter
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter-in-lawEmily Potter
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-sonAlfred Potter
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-daughter, occupation: house servantEsther Butcher
30th Mar 1851CensusBrother; occupation FARM SERVANTJohn Potter
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; widowed; occupation: carterCharles Greenaway
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation CARTER'S MATERichard Seal
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation farm labourerJoseph Atherfold
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: carter's matePhillip Denison

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: gardenerRichard Fletcher, gardenerGardeners House, Bower1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: housekeeperSarah Fletcher

5th Apr 1891CensusAnnie Gribble, F, Head, widowed, age 54, born Ewell, Surrey; occupation: laundressAnnie Gribble, laundressBower House1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusEmily Gribble, F, Daughter, single, age 29, born Burton, Northamptonshire; occupation: laundressEmily Gribble
5th Apr 1891CensusErnest Gribble, M, Son, single, age 21, born East Grinstead, Sussex; occupation: watchmakerErnest Gribble
5th Apr 1891CensusEster Turner, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Copthorne, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantEster Turner

5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Harris, M, Head, married, age 55, born Dunstable, Devon; occupation: gardenerCharles Harris, gardenerBower House1891 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusCharlotte Harris, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Upton, GloucestershireCharlotte Harris
5th Apr 1891CensusJames Harris, M, Son, single, age 30, born Butleigh, Somerset; occupation: gardenerJames Harris
5th Apr 1891CensusAlice Harris, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Butleigh, SomersetAlice Harris
5th Apr 1891CensusEmmie A Harris, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Hainden, Monmouth, Wales; occupation: school mistressEmmie A Harris

c 1899Hammerwood, Sussex and Kent - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBower Farm

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