The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Brownings Forge Farm [a.k.a. Hamsell Manor]  Hamsell  Danegate  Eridge  
Historical records

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

c 1825Eridge, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBrownings

26th Feb 1839Hamsell Manor, Sussex - 1839John Cronk (occupier) and Lord Abergavenny (owner)John CronkHouse Yard etc., Buildings (1 acres 0 roods 6 perches) plot 698Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Cronk, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex, occupation: farmerJohn CronkBrownings1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Cronk, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexElizabeth Taylor Cronk [Round]
Richard Cronk, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexRichard Widen Cronk
Henry Cronk, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexHenry Hickman Cronk
William Cronk, M, [Son], age 6 months, born SussexWilliam Taylor Cronk
Ann Killick, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantAnn Killick
Mary Diggens, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Diggens

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Chewter, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Chewter, farm labourerBrownings1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Hester Chewter, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexHester Chewter
George Whiffen, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Whiffen
James Pink, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJames Pink

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerThomas Helmsley, farm labourerBrownings Forge1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Hemsley [Dalton]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: master blacksmithThomas LockyerBrownings Forge1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Lockyer [Mills]
Son; occupation: scholarAmos Lockyer
DaughterEliza Lockyer
DaughterSarah Lockyer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Adams, farm labourerBrownings Cottage1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Adams [Crittal]
Son; occupation: farm labourerHenry Adams, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Saunders, farm labourerBrownings Cottage1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Saunders [Foord]
Brother; occupation: farm labourerStephen Saunders, farm labourer

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Adams, M, Head, married, age 56, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiffWilliam Adams, farm labourerBrownings1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Adams, F, Wife, married, age 73, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Adams [Crittal]

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Saunders, M, Head, married, age 41, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: carterGeorge Saunders, farm labourerBrownings1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Wadhurst, SussexElizabeth Saunders [Foord]
Fanny Saunders, F, Mother, widowed, age 62, born Herstmonceux, Sussex; occupation: almswomanFrances Saunders [Gander]
Henry Saunders, M, Brother, single, age 20, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: carterHenry Saunders
William Saunders, M, Nephew, single, age 16, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: carterWilliam Saunders

7th Apr 1861CensusFredrick Piddlesden, M, Head, married, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerFredrick Piddlesden, farm labourerBrownings1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Philadelphia Piddlesden, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Rotherfield, SussexPhiladelphia Piddlesden
Mary Ann Piddlesden, F, Daughter, age 2, born Speldhurst, KentMary Ann Piddlesden
Anne Jane Piddlesden, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexAnne Jane Piddlesden

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Saunders, M, Head, married, age 31, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: carterWilliam Saunders, farm labourerBrownings1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Herstmonceux, SussexMary Saunders [Catt]

7th Apr 1861CensusHenry Jeal, M, Head, married, age 34, born Edenbridge, Kent; occupation: carpenterHenry Jeal, carpenterBrownings Lodge1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Jeal, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Walford, HerefordshireMary Jeal

1867Directory entryBillis Joseph, esq., BrowningsBrowningsPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusJoseph Billis, M, Head, married, age 63, born Southwark, Surrey; occupation: farmer of 300 acres employing 3 boys and 12 menJoseph Billis, farmerBrownings Lodge1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Mary Jane Billis, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Market Overton, RutlandMary Jane Billis
Christina Billis, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Lambeth, Surrey; occupation: farmer's daughterChristina Billis
Mary J Billis, F, Daughter, age 13, born Lambeth, Surrey; occupation: scholarMary J. Billis
Henry Thos Billis, M, Son, age 11, born Lambeth, Surrey; occupation: scholarHenry Thomas Billis
Alfred Billis, M, Son, age 8, born Lambeth, Surrey; occupation: scholarAlfred Billis
John Billis, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJohn Billis
Margaret Baxter, F, single, age 19, born Brixton, Surrey; occupation: governessMargaret Baxter
Ann Lockyer, F, Servant, widowed, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant and cookAnn Lockyer
Ellen Maynard, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic servant and housemaidEllen Maynard

2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Saunders, M, Head, married, age 51, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Saunders, farm labourerBrownings1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: laundressElizabeth Saunders [Foord]
Frances Saunders, F, Mother, widowed, age 72, born Herstmonceux, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's widow (almswoman)Frances Saunders [Gander]
William Saunders, M, Nephew, single, age 25, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Saunders

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Hyder, M, Head, married, age 41, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: domestic gardenerWilliam Hider, gardenerBrowning Lodge Gate1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Hannah Hyder, F, Wife, married, age 29, born South Waltham, LincolnshireHannah Hyder [Meredith]
Charlotte Hyder, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarCharlotte Hider
William Hyder, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJoseph William Hyder
Mary Meredith, F, Mother-in-law, married, age 56, born Barnwell, Northamptonshire; occupation: annuitantMary Meredith

1874Directory entryBilles Joseph, BrowningsBrowningsPost Office Directory

c 1875Old Eridge Park, Forge Wood & Great Danegate, South of Eridge Park - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBrownings Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Jeffery, M, Head, married, age 56, born Buxted; occupation: farm bailiffJoseph Jeffery, farm bailiffBrownings Farm1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Eliza Jeffery, F, Wife, married, age 52, born RotherfieldEliza Jeffery [Rawlins]
Ausley Jeffery, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born RotherfieldAnsley Elizabeth Jeffery
Helen Jeffery, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born RotherfieldEliza Ellen Jeffery
Charlotte Jeffery, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born RotherfieldCharlotte Turner [Jeffery]
William Jeffery, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Jeffery
Albert Jeffery, M, Son, age 16, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarAlbert Jeffery
Elizabeth Jeffery, F, Daughter, age 14, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarElizabeth Jeffery
Edwin Jeffery, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarEdwin Jeffery

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam John Saunders, M, Head, married, age 35, born Rotherfield; occupation: carterWilliam John Saunders, carterBrownings Cottage1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Jane Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 33, born RotherfieldMary Jane Saunders
Elizabeth Saunders, F, Lodger, widowed, age 60, born Wadhurst; occupation: charwomanElizabeth Saunders

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Saunders, M, Head, married, age 52, born Heathfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Saunders, farm labourerBrownings Lodge1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 49, born HerstmonceuxMary Saunders [Catt]
William Henry Saunders, M, Son, single, age 19, born Frant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Henry Saunders
Anne Rebecka Saunders, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born RotherfieldAnne Rebecka Saunders
George Alfred Saunders, M, Son, age 13, born RotherfieldGeorge Alfred Saunders
Albert James Saunders, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarAlbert James Saunders

5th Apr 1891CensusJames Bennett, M, Head, married, age 37, born Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: gardenerJames Bennett, gardenerHamsell Manor1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Alice Bennett, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Willesborough, KentAlice Bennett
Dorothy Bennett, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tonbridge, Kent, occupation: scholarDorothy Bennett
Horace Bennett, M, Son, age 4, born Tonbridge, KentHorace Bennett
Daisy Bennett, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexDaisy Bennett
Frank Bennett, M, Son, age 3 months, born Rotherfield, SussexFrank Bennett

5th Apr 1891CensusSamuel Wickens, M, Head, married, age 43, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation General LabourerSamuel Wickens, farm labourerHamsell Lodge1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Wickens [Moon]
Arthur Wickens, M, Son, age 14, born Frant, Sussex; occupation ScholarArthur Leopold Wickens
Albenie Wickens, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarAlbina Rose Wickens
Mercy Wickens, F, Daughter, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarMercy Caroline Emily Wickens
Major Wickens, M, Son, age 6, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation ScholarMajor Wickens

5th Apr 1891CensusStephen Judd, M, Head, married, age 30, born Orsett, Essex; occupation: coachmanStephen Judd, coachmanHamsell Manor Cottage1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Judd, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Lachford, SuffolkMary Judd
Daisy Marion Judd, F, Daughter, age 4 months, born 26 Montague Mews, LondonDaisy Marion Judd

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Greygoose, M, Head, single, age 31, born Shady Camps, Suffolk; occupation: groomWilliam Greygoose, groomHamsell Manor Stables1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex

c 1899Hamsell Manor, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyHamsell Manor

2nd Apr 1911CensusGuy Nevill, M, Head, married, age 27, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: private meansGuy Nevill, private meansHamsell Manor, Eridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Nellie Nevill, F, Wife, married 17 months, age 20, born Paddington, LondonNellie Nevill
Angela Nevill, F, Daughter, single, age 8 months, born Chelsea, LondonAngela Nevill
Alfred Wilsmore, M, Servant, single, age 28, born Layer De Le Haye, Essex; occupation: butlerAlfred Wilsmore
Ronald Judge, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Ardley, Oxfordshire; occupation: hall boyRonald Judge
Ada Casse, F, Servant, single, age 33, born Chatham, Kent; occupation: maidAda Casse
Elizabeth Lowder, F, Servant, single, age 65; occupation: nurseElizabeth Lowder
Emma Groves, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Melbury, Dorset; occupation: nursery maidEmma Groves
Ellen Holderness, F, Servant, single, age 36, born Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire; occupation: cookEllen Holderness
Eva Turner, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Eridge, Sussex; occupation: kitchenmaidEva Hilda Turner
Caroline Maynard, F, Servant, single, age 36, born Camberwell, Surrey; occupation: house maidCaroline Maynard
Eleanor Smith, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Wembley, Middlesex; occupation: house maidEleanor Smith

2nd Apr 1911CensusGeorge Joseph Bellenes, M, Head, married, age 29, born Knightsbridge, London; occupation: stud groomGeorge Joseph Bellenes, stud groomHamsell Manor Cottage, Eridge Green1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Rose Bellenes, F, Wife, married 2 years, age 26, born Rotherfield, SussexRose Bellenes
Thomas Bellenes, M, Son, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexThomas Bellenes
John Bellenes, M, Son, age 8 months, born Rotherfield, SussexJohn Bellenes

2nd Apr 1911CensusH. Seale, M, Head, single, age 26, born Lyning, Worcestershire; occupation: chauffeurH. Seale, chauffeurHamsell Manor Stables, Eridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
J. Fife, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Knightsbridge, London; occupation: groomJ. Fife

2nd Apr 1911CensusJames Bennett, M, Head, married, age 56, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: gardenerJames Bennett, gardenerHamsell Manor Lodge, Eridge Station1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Alice Bennett, F, Wife, married 28 years, age 48, born Ashford, KentAlice Bennett
Lily Bennett, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Eridge, SussexLily Bennett
Winifred Bennett, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Eridge, Sussex; occupation: schoolWinifred Bennett

1919Hamsell ManorHamsell Manor, EridgePrivate collection

2001TodayHamsell Manor

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