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6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Richardson, F, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation IndependentSarah Richardson [Ridley]Little Clay Lands1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Watkins, F, age 59, born Sussex; occupation IndependentElizabeth Watkins

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Carr, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex, occupation: farmerThomas Carr, farmerLittle Clay Lands1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Carr, F, [Wife], age 47, born SussexElizabeth Carr [Richardson]
Zachariah Carr, M, [Son], age 28, born SussexZachariah Carr
Benjamin Carr, M, [Son], age 19, born SussexBenjamin Carr
Sally Carr, F, [Daughter], age 14, born SussexSarah Carr
Charles Carr, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexCharles Carr

6th Jun 1841CensusAmbrose Standen, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation FarmerAmbrose Standen, farm labourerLittle Clay Lands1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Standen, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexElizabeth Standen [Longley]
James Standen, M, [Son], age 15, born SussexJames Standen
Henry Standen, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexHenry Standen
Samuel Standen, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexSamuel Standen, farmer
Frances Standen, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexFrances Standen

9th Aug 1879HistoryLittle Clay Lands [a.k.a. Prince of Wales Inn] Inn

The Sussex Express - August 9 1879 - Fletching

Yesterday J.E. Fallagar, Esq. opened an inquest at the Prince of Wales Inn on the body of Mr. Amos Welfare.

Mr. John Carey, farmer and higgler, deposed that the deceased lived at Black Ven, Fletching. He was a keeper in the employ of Sir Spencer Maryon Wilson, and between 40 and 50 years of age. Witness went with him on Tuesday afternoon to a pond about 150 yards from the Prince of Wales to bathe. The deceased began to undress to bathe and witness felt the water and said it was too cold. The deceased said, as he was undressed, he thought he should swim to the boat on the opposite side of the pond (about 100 yards). He went about three parts of the way across and witness went up the meadow to keep him in sight. Thomas Marchant [second witness] hallooed out that he was coming back, and witness returned and saw him swimming back again, rather slowly. When about 40 yards from the bank, his head went under the water, but came up again at once. He swam a little way further, and then sank without struggling. The boat was locked and they could not get it loose. The pond is about 14 or 15 feet deep where the deceased sank. The policeman was fetched, who broke the chain off the boat and the pond was dragged for the deceased's body. The deceased did not call for help at all.

Thomas Marchant corroborated, saying after deceased's head first went under water, and he had swum about five yards, witness called for a rope as he thought deceased might want assistance. Carey did not seem to have been drinking.

PC Kidd gave evidence to the effect that the body was not recovered till Wednesday afternoon, and also said he did not think there was any loose timber or rafts near the spot that could have been thrown in to deceased.

The jury returned a verdict of "Accidentally Drowned".

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Marchant, M, Head, married, age 58, born Sussex; occupation: beerhouse keeper and farmerCharles Marchant, farmer, carpenter and beerhose keeperPrince Of Wales Public House, Cackle Street1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Ellen Marchant, F, Wife, married, age 57, born SussexEllen Seller Marchant [Hall]
Thomas Marchant, M, Son, single, age 22, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerThomas Marchant
Mahala Marchant, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Maresfield; occupation: domestic servantMahali Marchant

1888Directory entryMarchant, Mrs, Prince of Wales, Cackle StreetPrince of Wales, Cackle StreetBrooker's Guide

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