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1597FreeholderJohn BakerSpinstrawesBuckhurst Terrier
John Baker, gentleman, holds by deed land called Spinstrawes, 42 acres, bounds:
  • the lane from Birchden forge to Groombridge to the East
  • demeane land of Birchden to the West, North and South
Another parcel, bounds:
  • Claiton Lands to the East, North and South
  • lane from Birchden forge to Groombridge to the West
Spinstrawes, bounds:
  • Claiton lands to the North
  • Perriefeilds to the West and South
  • River called Sayes to the East
Rent 2s.

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

c 1825Eridge, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodPinshaw Farm

26th Feb 1839Cobbarn, South of Groombridge - 1839Benjamin Field (occupier) and Henry Thwaites (devisee in trust), Robert Foreman and John Baker Stapley (owners)Benjamin Field, independentBuildings (0 acres 1 roods 2 perches) plot 112Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Carr, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerThomas Carr, farm labourerPinstraws1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Ann Carr, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexAnn Carr
Sharlott Carr, F, [Daughter], age 4, born SussexCharlotte Jenner [Carr]
Mary Carr, F, age 75 to 79, born Sussex, occupation: servantMary Carr
David Hider, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDavid Pollington Hider

6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Bassett, M, Head, age 27, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Bassett, gardenerPinstraws1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Frances Bassett, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexFrances Bassett [Turner]
Margaret Turner, F, age 6 months, born SussexMargaret Turner

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerThomas Carr, farm labourerPinstraw Farm1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Carr
Daughter, occupation: scholarMariah Carr
Lodger; occupation: farm labourerDavid Pollington Hider
Lodger's wifeElizabeth Pollington [Warrington]
Lodger's sonWilliam Pollington
Lodger's sonJohn Pollington, farm labourer
Lodger; occupation: shoe makerJohn Hider

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerDavid Langridge, farm labourerPinstraw Farm1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Langridge [Richardson]
Daughter; occupation: scholarRhoda Ann Langridge
Son; occupation: scholarGeorge Langridge, carter
Daughter; occupation: scholarAnn Rhoda Langridge
Son; occupation: scholarDavid Langridge
SonJames Langridge
Father, widowed; occupation: pauperDavid Langridge, farm labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusSamuel Welfare, M, Head, married, age 41, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Welfare, farm labourerPinestraw1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Jane Welfare, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Hartfield, SussexJane Welfare
Thomas Welfare, M, Son, single, age 15, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: nursery gardenerThomas Welfare
Fanny Welfare, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarFanny Welfare
Jane M Welfare, F, Daughter, single, age 10, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarJane M. Welfare
John H Welfare, M, Son, age 7, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarJohn H. Welfare
Rose Welfare, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexRose Welfare

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 SurveyPinstraw Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Card, M, Head, married, age 38, born Speldhurst; occupation: farm labourerEdward Walter Card, farm labourerPinstraws1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Fanny Card, F, Wife, married, age 31, born PenshurstFanny Card
Thomas William Card, M, Son, age 11, born Berwick; occupation: scholarThomas William Card
Agnes Mary Card, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarAgnes Mary Card
Rose Card, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarRose Card
Ernest Edward Card, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarErnest Edward Card, farm labourer
Lilian Card, F, Daughter, age 3, born RotherfieldLilian Card
Edith Card, F, Daughter, age 11 m, born RotherfieldEdith Card

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Soane, M, Head, married, age 50, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Soane, farm labourerPinstraws1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Soane, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Fletching, SussexEmily Soane
John Soane, M, Son, single, age 19, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Soane
Henry Soane, M, Son, single, age 14, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHenry Soane
Fanny Soane, F, Daughter, age 12, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarFanny Soane
Nelson Soane, M, Son, age 10, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarNelson Soane
Ada Soane, F, Daughter, age 7, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: scholarAda Soane
Rosa Soane, F, Daughter, age 5, born Groombridge, Sussex; occupation: scholarRosa Soane
Elsi Staplehurst, F, Stepdaughter, age 1, born Uckfield, SussexElsi Staplehurst

2001TodayPinstraw Farm

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