The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Clapwater [als Claywater] Farm House      Fletching  
Historical records

1597FreeholderRichard MichelborneNether ClapwaterBuckhurst Terrier
Richard Michelborne holds by deed Nether Clapwater, 20 acres, bounds:
  • Seth Awcock to the East and West
  • heirs of Addam Ashburnham, to the South
  • land from Fletching town to Ashdown Forrest to the North
Rent 3s.

1597FreeholderRichard MichelborneClapwater GroveBuckhurst Terrier
Richard Michelborne, gent, holds by deed tenement and land called Clapwater Grove, 6 acres
Rent 2s.

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

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Staplehurst, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJohn StaplehurstClapwater1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusFrances Staplehurst, F, [Wife], age 35 to 39, born SussexFrances Staplehurst [Ridley]
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Staplehurst, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexElizabeth Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Staplehurst, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexMary Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Staplehurst, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexSarah Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Staplehurst, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexJames Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Staplehurst, M, [Son], age 4, born SussexJohn Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Staplehurst, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexWilliam Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriot Staplehurst, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexHarriott Staplehurst
6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Smith, M, age 14, born SussexEdward Smith

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Cooper, M, Head, age 40 to 44, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Cooper, farm labourerClapwater1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Cooper, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44Elizabeth Cooper
6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Cooper, M, [Son], age 15John Cooper
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Cooper, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexMary Cooper
6th Jun 1841CensusEmma Cooper, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexEmma Cooper
6th Jun 1841CensusCaroline Cooper, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexCaroline Cooper
6th Jun 1841CensusLewis Cooper, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexLewis Cooper
6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Cooper, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexThomas Cooper
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriot King, F, age 13, born Sussex; occupation: servantHarriot King
6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Watson, M, age 40 to 44; occupation IndependentWilliam Watson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation FARM BAILIFFJohn ThirlwellClapwater1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElisabeth Thirlwell

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerThomas SimmonsClapwater1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeSarah Simmons [Wood]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation ScholarJames Simmons
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation ScholarThomas Simmons
30th Mar 1851CensusSonWilliam Simmons
30th Mar 1851CensusStep daughterMaryanne Wood

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerJohn StaplehurstClapwater1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeFrances Staplehurst [Ridley]
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterJane Brooman [Staplehurst]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Staplehurst
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation Farm labourerHarriott Staplehurst
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation SCHOLARHenry Staplehurst
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation SCHOLARFrank Staplehurst
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterCaroline Staplehurst

1867Directory entryGibbons William, farm bailiff to Sir Thomas Wilson, Bart., ClapwaterClapwaterPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryGibbons Wm., steward & farm bailiff to Lieut. Spenser Wilson, R.N., ClapwaterClapwaterPost Office Directory

c 1875Splaynes Green & Down Street, West of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyClapwater

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Gibbons, M, Head, married, age 57, born Kent; occupation: land stewardWilliam GibbonsClapwater1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusHester Gibbons, F, Wife, married, age 59, born ChiddingstoneHester Gibbons [Marchant]
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Percy Gibbons, M, Son, single, age 24, born Fletching; occupation: brewerCharles Percy Gibbons
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice Gibbons, F, Daughter, age 22, born FletchingAlice Gibbons
3rd Apr 1881CensusLilia Gibbons, F, Daughter, age 18, born FletchingLelia Gibbons
3rd Apr 1881CensusAmelia Elizabeth Farmer, F, Servant, age 13, born Fletching; occupation: domestic servantAmelia Elizabeth Farmer

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Staplehurst, M, Head, married, age 44, born Fletching; occupation Farm labourerJohn StaplehurstClapwater1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Staplehurst, F, Wife, married, age 43, born FletchingEliza Staplehurst
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Staplehurst, M, Son, single, age 18, born Fletching; occupation Gamekeeper's assistantAlfred Staplehurst
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnne Staplehurst, F, Daughter, single, age 9, born Fletching; occupation ScholarAnne Staplehurst
3rd Apr 1881CensusBertha Mary Staplehurst, F, Daughter, single, age 6, born Fletching; occupation ScholarBertha Mary Staplehurst
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Staplehurst, M, Son, single, age 5, born FletchingGeorge Staplehurst
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgnes Staplehurst, F, Daughter, single, age 2, born FletchingAgnes Staplehurst

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Simmons, M, Head, married, age 57, born Fletching; occupation Stockman and MilkmanThomas SimmonsClapwater1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Simmons, F, Wife, married, age 58, born FletchingSarah Simmons [Wood]
3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Simmons, M, Son, single, age 26, born Fletching; occupation GroomSamuel Simmons
3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Simmons, M, Son, single, age 24, born Fletching; occupation StablemanRichard Simmons
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouisa Simmons, F, Daughter, single, age 11, born Fletching; occupation ScholarLouisa Jane Walter [Simmons]
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Alfred Wood, M, Grandson, single, age 19, born Fletching; occupation GroomCharles Alfred Wood
3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Read, M, Grandson, single, age 1, born FletchingRichard Read

1882Directory entryGibbons Wm., steward & farm bailiff to Sir Spencer Maryon Maryon-Wilson bart., ClapwaterClapwaterKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryGibbons, William, steward to Sir S. M. Wilson, Bart., ClapwaterClapwaterBrooker's Guide

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