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1597FreeholderJohn YeomanWoodgates, Collenford, Budds, the Stringe and Newhedged WoodBuckhurst Terrier
John Yeoman holds by deed tenement and lands called Woodgates 60 acres, a croft called Collenford 4 acres, Budds, 16 acres, the Stringe, 2 acres, and Newhedged Wood, acre.
Rent 9s. ld., 2 hens, 10 eggs, and 2 day's work at Harvest.

1828Davis, Warren Burton, esq.Warren Burton DavisWoodgatePigot's Directory

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Winser, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation FarmerThomas WinserForest Farm1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Harriet Winser, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexHarriet Winser
Ann Winser, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29, born SussexAnn Winser
Louisa Winser, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexLouisa Winser
Edwin Winser, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexEdwin Winser

6th Jun 1841CensusWarburton Davies, M, Head, age 50 to 54; occupation: independentWarburton Davies, independentWoodgate1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Sophia Davies, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49Sophia Davies
James Davies, M, [Son], age 15 to 19James Davies
Caroline Burges, F, age 50 to 54; occupation: independentCaroline Burges
Ann Brinsmead, F, age 20 to 24, occupation: servantAnn Brinsmead
William Mantell, M, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Mantell
William Taylor, M, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation: servantWilliam Taylor
Sarah Sweetman, F, age 25 to 29; occupation ServantSarah Sweetman
Harriet Townsend, F, age 35 to 39; occupation ServantHarriet Townsend
Susan Warner, F, age 35 to 39; occupation ServantSusan Warner
Emma Chatfield, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: servantEmma Chatfield

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Partridge, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation BailiffWilliam PartridgeWoodgate1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Ann Partridge, F, [Wife], age 59, born SussexAnn Partridge
Ellen Partridge, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexEllen Partridge
George Partridge, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexGeorge Partridge
Mary Winn, F, age 13, born SussexMary Winn

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Coppard, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerJames Coppard, farm labourerWoodgate1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Ann Coppard, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexAnne Coppard
James Coppard, M, [Son], age 19, born SussexJames Coppard
William Coppard, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexWilliam Coppard
Ann Coppard, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexAnn Coppard

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Penticost, M, Head, age 46, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJohn PenticostWoodgate1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Mary Penticost, F, [Wife], age 37, born SussexMary Penticost [Miller]
Ann Penticost, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexAnne Elisabeth Elleker [Penticost]
William Penticost, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexWilliam Henry Penticost
John Penticost, M, [Son], age 8, born SussexJohn Penticost
Henry Penticost, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexHenry Penticost
Eliza Penticost, F, [Daughter], age 3, born SussexEliza Penticost

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerJohn PankhurstWoodgate1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeMary Pankhurst
Son; occupation CARTER BOYHenry Pankhurst
DaughterEliza Pankhurst
SonWalter Pankhurst
DaughterMary Jane Pankhurst

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm bailiffWilliam PartridgeWoodgate1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeCharlotte Partridge
Son; occupation SCHOLARWilliam Partridge
Son; occupation SCHOLARPhilip Partridge
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARCharlotte Partridge
SonJohn Partridge
SonAlbert Partridge
ServantAnn Ellis
Mother; widowedAnn Partridge

c 1875Chelwood Common, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyWoodgate Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Upton, M, Head, widowed, age 49, born Barnham; occupation GamekeeperJohn UptonWoodgate Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Charles Upton, M, Son, age 14, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarCharles Upton
Martha Upton, F, Daughter, age 11, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarMartha Upton

3rd Apr 1881CensusJasper Steadman, M, Head, married, age 58, born Horsted Keynes; occupation GardenerJasper SteadmanWoodgate Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Eliza Steadman, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Salehurst; occupation LaundressEliza Steadman [Standen]
William Standen, M, Brother-in-law, single, age 64, born Salehurst; occupation Retired ButlerWilliam Standen

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdwin Corbett, M, Head, married, age 55, born Lincolnshire, employs 19 men and 2 boys, occupation: farmer and landed proprietorEdwin Corbett, farmer and landed proprietorWoodgate1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Susanna Corbett, F, Wife, married, age 55, born LincolnshireSusanna Corbett [Young]
Henry E. Corbett, M, Son, single, age 24, born Lincolnshire, occupation: engineer mechanicalHenry E. Corbett
Lizzie Corbett, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born LincolnshireLizzie Corbett
Emma Young, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 59, born LincolnshireEmma Young
Kate Genden, F, Servant, single, age 22, born East Grinstead; occupation: cookKate Genden
Frances Huntley, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Shipley; occupation: housemaidFrances Huntley
Sarah J. Deacon, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Hamsey; occupation: parlour maidSarah J. Deacon

3rd Apr 1881CensusLashmer Sherlock, M, Head, married, age 38, born Horsted Keynes; occupation Farm labourerLashmer SherlockWoodgate Cottage1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Elizabeth Sherlock, F, Wife, married, age 38, born SurreyElizabeth Sherlock
Thomas Sherlock, M, Son, age 13, born Horsted Keynes; occupation House boyThomas Sherlock
Annie Sherlock, F, Daughter, age 11, born Horsted Keynes; occupation ScholarAnnie Sherlock
Frederick Sherlock, M, Son, age 8, born Horsted Keynes; occupation ScholarFrederick Sherlock
Mary Sherlock, F, Daughter, age 5, born Horsted KeynesMary Sherlock
Jane Sherlock, F, Daughter, age 2, born FletchingJane Sherlock

1888Directory entryCorbett, Charles H., Esq., WoodgateWoodgateBrooker's Guide

1891Harry Ridley, M, Head, married, age 22, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: farmerHarry Ridley, farmerForest Farm1891 Census

1891Kate Ridley, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Maresfield, SussexKate RidleyForest Farm1891 Census

1891Jane Ridley, F, Daughter, age 2, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: farmerJane RidleyForest Farm1891 Census

1891Alice Ridley, F, Daughter, age 9 months, born Fletching, Sussex; occupation: farmerAlice RidleyForest Farm1891 Census

1891Jane Ridley, F, Mother, widowed, age 67, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: independentJane Ridley [Gurr]Forest Farm1891 Census

c 1899Forest Farm & Legs and Sedges Farm, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyForest Farm

1901John Ridley [als Gurr], M, Head, married, age 62, born Nutley, Sussex; occupation FarmerTimothy John Gurr, farmer and masonForest Farm1891 Census

1901Martha Ridley [als Gurr], F, Wife, married, age 61, born Fletching, SussexMartha Gurr [Chatfield]Forest Farm1891 Census

1901Silvanus Ridley [als Gurr], M, Son, age 20, born East Grinstead, SussexSilvanus Ridley GurrForest Farm1891 Census

1901George Ridley [als Gurr], M, Son, age 18, born East Grinstead, SussexGeorge GurrForest Farm1891 Census

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