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1851Stevenson, JamesJames StevensonKnabbs FarmPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Weller, farm labourerKnabb, Fletching Village1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeBarbara Weller [Spicer]
30th Mar 1851CensusSonReuben Weller, farm labourer
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarSarah Ann Weller
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarMary Weller
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation: scholarEmily Weller
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughterThirza Weller

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 3 people; occupation FarmerJames StevensonKnabb, Fletching Village1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeElizabeth Stevenson [Bateman]
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation Farm labourerJames Stevenson
30th Mar 1851CensusSon, disabledDaniel Stevenson
30th Mar 1851Censusoccupation Farm labourerEphraim Stevenson

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerWilliam StevensonKnabb, Fletching Village1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeEliza Stevenson [Mepham]

1867Directory entryStevenson James, farmer, Knabb's farmKnabb's farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryStevenson Wm., farmer, Knabb's farmKnabb's farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Sheffield Park, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyKnabbs Farm

1879RecollectionsWilliam StevensonKnabbs FarmAshdown Forest dispute

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Stevenson, William. 61. Knabbs Farm, Fletching. Born in Fletching Street. My Father James Stevenson was a bargeman on the River Ouse and I worked with him. When I was about 21 years old my Father took the Knabbs Farm, 13 acres, (Lord Sheffield) and the Vicar's Glebe, 15 acres, and I continued the barge work but being at home once or twice every week and helping him in slack times. About 25 to 30 years ago he took in addition the Green Farm (Lord Sheffield), 46 acres. He died February 7 1874, and I took the farms on after him and hold them now.

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3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Stevenson, M, Head, married, age 62, born Fletching, employs 3 men and 1 boy; occupation FarmerWilliam StevensonKnab Farm House1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Stevenson, F, Wife, married, age 55, born FletchingEliza Stevenson [Mepham]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Charles Stevenson, M, Son, single, age 16, born FletchingWilliam Charles Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Stevenson, F, Mother, widowed, age 88, born Maresfield; occupation AnnuitantElizabeth Stevenson [Bateman]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Stevenson, M, Brother, widowed, age 53, born Fletching; occupation Farm labourerJames Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Mepham, M, Father In Law, widowed, age 89, born Mayfield; occupation: retired carpenterWilliam Mepham, farm labourer
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriett Jillett, F, Sister In Law, widowed, age 59, born Fletching; occupation: servantHarriett Jillett [Mepham]
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriett Jillett, F, Sister In Law, widowed, age 59, born Fletching; occupation: servantHarriett Jillett [Mepham]
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam King, M, Boarder, single, age 49, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerWilliam King
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred King, M, Boarder, widowed, age 53, born Fletching; occupation: farm labourerAlfred King

3rd Apr 1881CensusTamer Stevenson, F, Head, widowed, age 35, born Newick; occupation Domestic servantTamar (Ann) Lockyer [Stevenson] [Siffleet]Knab Farm House1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEpheriam James Stevenson, M, Son, age 6, born Fletching; occupation ScholarEphraim James Stevenson
3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha Elizabeth Stevenson, F, Daughter, age 4, born Fletching; occupation ScholarMartha Elizabeth Stevenson

1882Directory entryStevenson Wm., farmer, Knabb's farmKnabb's farmKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryStevenson, William, Knabb farmKnabb farmBrooker's Guide

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