The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Historical records

26th Feb 1839Birchden, South of Groombridge - 1839William Brooks (occupier) and Henry Thwaites (devisee in trust), Robert Foreman and John Baker Stapley (owners)William Brooks, farm labourerHouse and Garden (0 acres 1 roods 36 perches) plot 80Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Brooks, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Brooks, farm labourerBirchden House1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Brooks, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexElizabeth Brooks [Shoebridge]
Maryan Brooks, F, [Daughter], age 20, born SussexMaryan Brooks
Eliza Brooks, F, [Daughter], age 18, born SussexEliza Brooks
Ellen Brooks, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexEleanor Kemp [Brooks]
Susan Brooks, F, [Daughter], age 9, born SussexSusan Brooks

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Brooks, farm labourerNew Birchden1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Brooks [Shoebridge]
DaughterEliza Brooks

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 SurveyNursery

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Wheatley, M, Head, married, age 30, born Nutley; occupation: farm labourerThomas Wheatley, farm labourerNursery Lodge House1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ellen Wheatley, F, Wife, married, age 25, born NutleyEllen Wheatley [Dennett]
Ada Wheatley, F, Daughter, age 5, born Nutley; occupation: scholarAda Hills [Wheatley]
Charles William Wheatley, M, Son, age 3, born GroombridgeCharles William Wheatley, R.N. seaman (cook's mate) and labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Alfred Baker, M, Head, married, age 24, born Hartfield; occupation: gardenerGeorge Alfred Baker, gardenerNursery Lodge House1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Caroline Baker, F, Wife, married, age 27, born HartfieldCaroline Baker [Hartfield]
Arthur Laban Watson, M, Nephew, age 5, born HartfieldArhur Laban George Watson

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Hunter, M, Head, married, age 28, born Crawley Down, Sussex; occupation: market gardenerThomas Hunter, market gardenerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Hunter, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Hartfield, SussexAnn Hunter

5th Apr 1891CensusWaller French, M, Head, married, age 22, born Ringmer, Sussex; occupation: grocer, porter and gardenerWaller French, grocer, porter and gardenerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Jane French, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Rusthall, KentJane French
Walter Thomas French, M, Son, age 10 months, born Rotherfield, SussexWalter Thomas French

5th Apr 1891CensusStephen Jenner, M, Head, married, age 59, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerStephen Jenner, farm labourerBirchden1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harriett Jenner, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriett Jenner [Fry]
George Jenner, M, Son, single, age 27, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Jenner
William Jenner, M, Son, single, age 20, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Jenner
Peter Jenner, M, Son, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerPeter Jenner

2nd Apr 1911CensusMary Ann Neve, F, Head, widow 35 years, age 58, born Bidborough, KentMary Ann NeveThe Nurseries, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Florence Neve, F, Daughter, single, age 32, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: confectioner's assistantFlorence Neve
Albert Edward Neve, M, Son, single, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: nurserymanAlbert Edward Neve
Mary Ann Neve, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Ann Neve
Leonard Graham Neve, M, Son, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: nurserymanLeonard Graham Neve
Ethel Eveline Neve, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: shop assistantEthel Eveline Neve
Edith Jane Neve, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, SussexEdith Jane Neve

2nd Apr 1911CensusHerbert Cherriman, M, Head, married, age 29, born Hurstpierpoint, Sussex; occupation: groomHerbert Cherriman, groomFirst Lodge Nurseries, Nursery Lodge House (North), Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Charlotte Cherriman, F, Wife, married 3 years, age 31, born Steyning, SussexCharlotte Cherriman
Lilian Cherriman, F, Daughter, age 2, born Groombridge, SussexLilian Cherriman

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