The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Bridgers Farm [a.k.a. Roffeys] Farm  Park Corner  Eridge Road  Groombridge  
Historical records

1597FreeholderJohn BakerBridgersBuckhurst Terrier
John Baker holds land called Bridgers, 21 acres, bounds:
  • Demeanes of Birchden to the West and North
  • lands of Holman to the South
  • his own land to the East
Rent 2s. 6d.

26th Feb 1839Cobbarn, South of Groombridge - 1839William Somers (occupier) and Lord Abergavenny (owner)William SummersHouse and Garden, Buildings (0 acres 0 roods 28 perches) plot 171Rotherfield Tithe Map

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 2 people; occupation FarmerWilliam SummersPark Corner [Bridgers Farm]1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Sumner
DaughterMary Ann Sumner
Son; occupation Farm LabourerJohn Sumner
Daughter; occupation ScholarHarriett Sumner
Son; occupation ScholarAmos Sumner
Son; occupation ScholarLewis Sumner
Lodger; occupation: farm labourerJohn Keely
Servant; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Jenner

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Summers, M, Head, married, age 62, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam SummersPark Corner [Bridgers Farm]1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Summers, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Warbleton, SussexSarah Sumner
Mary Ann Summers, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterMary Ann Sumner
John Summers, M, Son, single, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJohn Sumner
Harriett Summers, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterHarriett Sumner
Amos Summers, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonAmos Sumner
Lewis Summers, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonLewis Sumner
James Hemsley, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carterJames Hemsley, labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Summer, M, Head, married, age 73, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 65 acres employing 2 labourersWilliam SummersPark Corner Farm House [Bridgers Farm]1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Sarah Summer, F, Wife, married, age 70, born Warbleton, SussexSarah Sumner
John Summer, M, Son, single, age 35, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJohn Sumner
Harriet Summer, F, Daughter, single, age 31, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterHarriett Sumner
Amos Summer, M, Son, single, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonAmos Sumner
Lewis Summer, M, Son, single, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonLewis Sumner
Ann Mann, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation: general servantAnn Mann

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 SurveyBridgers Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Sumner, M, Head, married, age 47, born Rotherfield; occupation FarmerJohn SumnerPark Corner [Bridgers Farm]1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ellen Sumner, F, Wife, married, age 26, born PackhamEllen Sumner
Thomas Franklin Elliott, M, Son, age 9, born Laughton; occupation: scholarThomas Franklin Elliott
William John Sumner, M, Son, age 5, born RotherfieldWilliam John Sumner
Horace Albert Sumner, M, Son, age 3, born RotherfieldHorace Albert Sumner
Harriett Nellie Sumner, F, Daughter, age 1, born RotherfieldHarriett Nellie Sumner
George Reuben Sumner, M, Son, age 2 m, born RotherfieldGeorge Reuben Sumner

5th Apr 1891CensusHorace Edward Maurice, M, Head, married, age 37, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carpenterHorace Edward Maurice, carpenterParkcorner [Bridgers Farm]1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Sarah Jane Maurice, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Rotherfield, SussexSarah Jane Maurice
Rose Hortence Maurice, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarRose Hortence Maurice
Edith Violet Maurice, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEdith Violet Maurice
Ethel Frances Maurice, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEthel Frances Maurice
Albert Newton Maurice, M, Son, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexAlbert Newton Maurice

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