The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Higham    Bells Yew [a.k.a. Oak] Green  Frant  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 75

Historical records

1591HistoryHighamWace's Wadhurst
Highams, 126 acres, was owned in 1591 by Thomas Whitfield, a descendant of the Robert Whitfield shown on Subsidy Roll of 1523 as a large owner of lands in Wadhurst.

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

c 1825Frant, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodHigh Ham

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Kennard, M, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation: bailiffRichard Kennard, bailiffHighham1841 Census
Frant, Sussex
Ann Kennard, F, [Wife], age 60 to 64, born SussexAnn Kennard
Jno Kennard, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: shepherdJno Kennard

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Tickner, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerHenry Tickner, farm labourerHighham1841 Census
Frant, Sussex
Frances Tickner, F, age 30 to 34, born SussexFrances Tickner
Jno Tickner, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJno Tickner

6th Jun 1841CensusJno Manktelow, M, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Manktelow, farm labourerMountread1841 Census
Frant, Sussex
Mary Manktelow, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born SussexMary Manktelow [Kemp]
Samuell Manktelow, M, [Son], age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation: tea dealerSamuell Manktelow, tea dealer
Harriett Manktelow, F, [Daughter-in-law], age 25 to 29, born SussexHarriett Manktelow [Grant]
John Manktelow, M, [Grandson], age 3, born SussexJohn Manktelow
Caroline Grant, F, age 7, born SussexCaroline Grant

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEdward Marsh, farm labourerHigham Farm1851 Census
Frant, Sussex
WifeSusan Marsh
Daughter; occupation: scholarEsther Marsh
Son; occupation: scholarGiles Marsh
Daughter; occupation: scholarSusan Marsh
SonEdward Marsh
DaughterEmily Marsh

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourerJohn TicknerHigham1851 Census
Frant, Sussex
WifeFanny Tickner
SonAlbert Tickner
DaughterAnna Tickner
SonAlexander Tickner
Lodger; occupation: carterWilliam Hursell
Lodger; widowed; occupation PAUPERFrances Tickner

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Smith, farm labourerHigham Cottage1851 Census
Frant, Sussex
WifeSarah Smith
NephewDavid Moon

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Smith, M, Head, married, age 50, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Smith, farm labourerHigham Cottage1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Sarah Smith, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Ashurst, KentSarah Smith
James Moon, M, Nephew, single, age 21, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Moon, labourer
David Moon, M, Nephew, age 13, born Frant, SussexDavid Moon
Alice Cheesman, F, Boarder, age 3, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: nurse childAlice Cheesman

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Crittle, M, Head, married, age 39, born Ightham, Kent; occupation: hack thatcherThomas Crittle, thatcherHigham Cottage1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Philadelphia Crittle, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Frant, SussexPhiladelphia Crittle
Philadelphia Crittle, F, Daughter, age 12, born Frant, SussexPhiladelphia Crittle
Alfred Crittle, M, Son, age 10, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlfred Crittle
Emma Crittle, F, Daughter, age 8, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmma Crittle
Sarah K Crittle, F, Daughter, age 6, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarSarah K. Crittle
Mahala Crittle, F, Daughter, age 4, born Frant, SussexMahala Crittle
Walter W Crittle, M, Son, age 1, born Frant, SussexWalter William Crittale
Horace Reeves, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: hack thatcher's labourerHorace Reeves

7th Apr 1861CensusEdward Marsh, M, Head, widowed, age 48, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiffEdward Marsh, farm bailiffHigham1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Giles Marsh, M, Son, age 16, born Frant, SussexGiles Marsh
Susan Marsh, F, Daughter, age 14, born Frant, SussexSusan Marsh
Eliza Marsh, F, Daughter, age 5, born Frant, SussexEliza Marsh
Joseph Marsh, M, Son, age 3, born Frant, SussexJoseph Marsh
George Marsh, M, Son, age 1, born Frant, SussexGeorge Marsh

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Cottingham, M, Head, married, age 23, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Cottingham, farm labourerHigham1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Mary Cottingham, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Bexhill, SussexMary Cottingham
Charlotte Cottingham, F, Daughter, age 2, born Frant, SussexCharlotte Cottingham
George Cottingham, M, Son, age 1, born Frant, SussexGeorge Cottingham
Samuel Sivier, M, Boarder, single, age 20, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: carter's mateSamuel Sivier

2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas Crittall, M, Head, married, age 49, born Ightham, Kent; occupation: thatcherThomas Crittle, thatcherHigham Cottage1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Philadelphia Crittall, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Frant, SussexPhiladelphia Crittle
Mahala Crittall, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Frant, SussexMahala Crittle
William W Crittall, M, Son, age 12, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarWalter William Crittale
Matilda Crittall, F, Daughter, age 9, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarMatilda Crittale
Minnie A Crittall, F, Daughter, age 7, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarMinnie A. Crittall
Emily Crittall, F, Daughter, age 4, born Frant, SussexEmily Crittall
Mary Ann Watts, F, Granddaughter, age 5, born Frant, SussexMary Ann Watts
Frederick Watts, M, Boarder, single, age 22, born Lamberhurst, Sussex; occupation: thatcherFrederick Watts

2nd Apr 1871CensusJessee Waters, M, Head, married, age 23, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeperJessee Waters, gamekeeperHigham Cottage1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Betsey Wells Waters, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Benenden, KentBetsey Wells Waters
Jessee Fuller Waters, M, Son, age 8m, born Wadhurst, SussexJessee Fuller Waters

2nd Apr 1871CensusDavid Stevens, M, Head, married, age 36, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiffDavid Stevens, farm bailiffHigham Farm1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Elizabeth F Stevens, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Wadhurst, SussexElizabeth F. Stevens
John Stevens, M, Son, single, age 17, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Stevens
Harry Stevens, M, Son, age 11, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarHarry Stevens
David Stevens, M, Son, age 7, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: scholarDavid Stevens
Elizabeth Stevens, F, Daughter, age 4, born Frant, SussexElizabeth Stevens

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Wells, M, Head, married, age 60, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Wells, farm labourerHigham Farm1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Maria Wells, F, Wife, married, age 56, born Mayfield, SussexMaria Wells
Herbert Edwd Wells, M, Son, single, age 18, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHerbert Edward Wells
Emily Maria Wells, F, Daughter, age 8, born Wadhurst, SussexEmily Maria Wells
John Haffenden, M, Boarder, single, age 23, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Haffenden, farm labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusGeorge Wells, M, Head, married, age 21, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Wells, farm labourer[Higham Farm]1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Sophia Wells, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Lamberhurst, SussexSophia Wells

c 1875Bells Yew Green, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyHigham

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Haffenden, M, Head, married, age 32, born Burwash; occupation: farm labourerJohn Haffenden, farm labourerHigham Cottage1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Emma Haffenden, F, Wife, married, age 36, born FrantEmma Haffenden [Moon]
Fanny Haffenden, F, Daughter, age 7, born Frant; occupation: scholarFanny Haffenden
Sarah Haffenden, F, Daughter, age 6, born Frant; occupation: scholarSarah Haffenden
George Haffenden, M, Son, age 5, born FrantGeorge Haffenden
Anne Haffenden, F, Daughter, age 3, born FrantAnne Haffenden
Arthur Haffenden, M, Son, age 8 m, born FrantArthur Haffenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Waters, M, Head, married, age 33, born Wadhurst; occupation GamekeeperJesse WatersHigham Cottage1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Betsey Waters, F, Wife, married, age 37, born BenendenBetsey Waters
George Fuller Waters, M, Son, age 8, born Frant; occupation ScholarGeorge Fuller Waters
Alice F. Waters, F, Daughter, age 7, born Frant; occupation ScholarAlice F. Waters
Ann Waters, F, Daughter, age 3, born FrantAnn Waters
Charls F. Waters, M, Son, age 1, born FrantCharls F. Waters
Betsy F. Waters, F, Daughter, age 1 m, born FrantBetsy F. Waters

3rd Apr 1881CensusDavid Stevens, M, Head, married, age 44, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerDavid StevensHigham Farm House1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Elizabeth Stevens, F, Wife, married, age 47, born WadhurstElizabeth Stevens
Harry Stevens, M, Son, single, age 21, born Wadhurst; occupation Railway platelayerHarry Stevens
David Stevens, M, Son, single, age 17, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerDavid Stevens
Elizabeth Stevens, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born FrantElizabeth Stevens
Henry Weeks, M, Boarder, single, age 17, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerHenry Weeks

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Swift, M, Head, married, age 29, born Ticehurst; occupation Farm labourerWilliam SwiftHigham Farm House1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Charlotte Swift, F, Wife, married, age 36, born TicehurstCharlotte Swift
William G.T. Swift, M, Son, single, age 15, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerWilliam G.T. Swift
George S.W. Swift, M, Son, age 13, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerGeorge S.W. Swift
Charlotte E. Swift, F, Daughter, age 10, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarCharlotte E. Swift
Arthur G.W. Swift, M, Son, age 7, born Lamberhurst; occupation ScholarArthur G.W. Swift

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