The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Birchden Farm [a.k.a Broadwater Farm & Rake Maker's lodge]  Birchden    Groombridge  
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 GreamBirchden Farm

26th Feb 1839Birchden Farm and Park Corner, South of Groombridge - 1839Joseph Luxford (occupier) and Lord Abergavenny (owner)Joseph LuxfordBuildings and Yard, Buildings etc. (0 acres 0 roods 33 perches) plot 60Rotherfield Tithe Map

26th Feb 1839Birchden Farm and Park Corner, South of Groombridge - 1839Falkner Walter (occupier) and Lord Abergavenny (owner)Falkner WalterHomestead, Buildings etc. (0 acres 0 roods 30 perches) plot 62Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusFalkner Walter, M, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation Rope makerFalkner Walter[Rake Maker'S Lodge] Broadwater1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Walter, F, [Wife], age 60 to 64, born SussexElizabeth Walter [Swift]
Sarah Walter, F, [Daughter], age 40 to 44, born SussexSarah Walter
William Walter, M, [Son], age 25 to 29, born SussexWilliam Walter

6th Jun 1841CensusJoseph Lucksford, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJoseph LuxfordBroadwater1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Lucksford, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexSarah Luxford [Jenner]
Mary Lucksford, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29, born SussexMary Luxford
Henrey Lucksford, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexHenry Luxford
William Lucksford, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexWilliam Luxford
Sarah Lucksford, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexSarah Luxford
Sharlotte Lucksford, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexSharlotte Luxford
Maria Lucksford, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexMaria Luxford
Edwards Lucksford, M, [Son], age 5, born SussexEdward Luxford
Leah Lucksford, F, [Daughter], age 1, born SussexLeah Ann Luxford
William Lucksford, M, [Son], age 4 months, born SussexWilliam Luxford

6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Lucksford, F, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: farmerSarah LucksfordBroadwater1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Richard Lucksford, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexRichard Lucksford
Elizabeth Lucksford, F, [Daughter-in-law], age 20 to 24, born SussexElizabeth Luxford [Miles]
Maria Lucksford, F, [Grand-daughter], age 7, born SussexMargaret Lucksford
Agnes Lucksford, F, [Grand-daughter], age 4, born SussexAgnes Luxford
Louisa Lucksford, F, [Grand-daughter], age 11 months, born SussexLouisa Luxford

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, employs 1 person; occupation FarmerElizabeth Walter [Swift]Rake Makers Lodge1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Son; occupation Rake makerWilliam Walter
Daughter-in-lawSophia Walter [Sumner]
GranddaughterIsabella Elliott [Walter]
GrandsonAlbert Walter
GrandsonHorace Walter
GrandsonWalter Arthur Walter
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJames Jenner, innkeeper and rakemaker

7th Apr 1861CensusJoseph Luxford, M, Head, married, age 75, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerJoseph LuxfordBroadwater [Birchden Farm]1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Luxford, F, Wife, married, age 66, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Luxford [Jenner]
Mary Luxford, F, Daughter, single, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterMary Luxford
Henry Luxford, M, Son, single, age 45, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonHenry Luxford
William Luxford, M, Son, single, age 41, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonWilliam Luxford
Charlotte Fowler, F, Daughter, married, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's wifeSharlotte Luxford
Edward Luxford, M, Son, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonEdward Luxford

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Walter, M, Head, age 47, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: rake makerWilliam WalterBroadwater [Birchden Farm]1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sophia Walter, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, SussexSophia Walter [Sumner]
Isabella Walter, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, SussexIsabella Elliott [Walter]
Albert Walter, M, Son, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: rake makerAlbert Walter
Horace Walter, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: rake makerHorace Walter
William Walter, M, Son, age 11, born Rotherfield, SussexWalter Arthur Walter
Louis Owen Walter, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, SussexLouis Owen Walter
Amos Bethel Walter, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, SussexAmos Bethel Walter

7th Apr 1861CensusRichard Luxford, M, Head, married, age 46, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerRichard Luxford, farmerBroadwater [Birchden Farm]1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Luxford, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Pembury, KentElizabeth Luxford
Amos Luxford, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, SussexAmos Luxford

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Stevens, M, Head, married, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Stevens, farm labourerBroadwater [Birchden Farm]1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Maria Frances Stevens, F, Wife, married, age 19, born Rotherfield, SussexMaria Frances Stevens

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Walter, M, Head, married, age 56, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: rakemaker and farmer of 14 acres employing 1 manWilliam WalterRakemaker's Cottage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sophia Walter, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Rotherfield, SussexSophia Walter [Sumner]
Isabella Walter, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Rotherfield, SussexIsabella Elliott [Walter]
William Walter, M, Son, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWalter Arthur Walter
Amos B Walter, M, Son, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAmos Bethel Walter

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Luxford, M, Head, single, age 50, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 24 acres employing 1 manWilliam Luxford, farmerCottage [Birchden Farm]1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Henry Luxford, M, Brother, single, age 53, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Luxford
Mary Luxford, F, Sister, single, age 57, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper; handicap: deafMary Luxford

2nd Apr 1871CensusRichard Luxford, M, Head, widowed, age 56, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 23 acres employing 1 manRichard Luxford, farmerCottage [Birchden Farm]1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Amos Luxford, M, Son, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAmos Luxford

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Bond, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: jobbing gardenerJames Bond, jobbing gardenerCottage [Birchden Farm]1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Louisa Bond, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, SussexLouisa Bond
Agnes E Bond, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAgnes E. Bond
Louisa M Bond, F, Daughter, age 5m, born Rotherfield, SussexLouisa M. Bond

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Woodhams, M, Head, married, age 37, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJohn Woodhams, farm labourerCottage [Birchden Farm]1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Caroline Woodhams, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Rotherfield, SussexCaroline Woodhams
Mary J Woodhams, F, Daughter, age 12, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarMary J. Woodhams
Henry T Woodhams, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, SussexHenry T. Woodhams

c 1875Birchden, Park Corner & Cobbarn, South of Groombridge - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBirchden Farm

5th Apr 1891CensusLucy Summer, F, Head, widowed, age 59, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farmerLucy Summer, farmerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Horace Summer, M, Son, single, age 20, born Groombridge, SussexHorace Summer
Alfred Summer, M, Uncle, single, age 61, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm servantAlfred Summer
George Tompkins, M, Boarder, single, age 50, born Frant, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerGeorge Tompkins

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Summer, M, Head, married, age 38, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Summer, farm labourerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Summer, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Summer
Lily Summer, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Withyham, SussexLily Summer

5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Allcorn, M, Head, married, age 45, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerCharles Albert Allcorn, farm labourerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Allcorn, F, Wife, married, age 42, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ann Allcorn [Martin]
Anne Allcorn, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Anne Allcorn
Thomas Allcorn, M, Son, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Allcorn
Harriett Allcorn, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHarriet Martin [Allcorn]
George Allcorn, M, Son, age 7, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: scholarGeorge Allcorn, market gardener
W John Sumners, M, Boarder, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerW John Sumners

2nd Apr 1911CensusEdward Fisher, M, Head, married, age 64, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farmerEdward Fisher, farmerBirchden Farm, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Ann Fisher, F, Wife, married 38 years, age 58, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ann Fisher
Flora May Fisher, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: night housework, cooking servant, gardening, answering telephone and odd job generallyFlora May Fisher
Violet Fisher, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Doddington, Kent; occupation: nilViolet Fisher
Arthur Vernon Fisher, M, Son, age 12, born Doddington, Kent; occupation: schoolArthur Vernon Fisher
Lilian Rosa Fermor, F, Servant, age 14, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: servantLilian Rosa Fermor

2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Croft, M, Head, widower, age 79, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: labourer on farmJohn Croft, labourer on farmBirchden Cottages, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
William Robert Croft, M, Son, single, age 41, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: milkman on farm William Robert Croft
Mercy Croft, F, Daughter, single, age 45, born Salehurst, SussexMercy Croft
Marry Croft, F, Daughter, single, age 50, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: visitorMarry Croft
Ann Croft, F, Daughter, single, age 47, born Salehurst, Sussex; occupation: visitorAnn Croft

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