The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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c 1795Five Ashes, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamChequer Farm

c 1825Five Ashes, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodChequers

6th Jun 1841CensusMary Carter, F, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex, occupation: farmerMary Carter, farmerChequers1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Thomas Carter, M, [Son], age 25 to 29, born Sussex, occupation: millerThomas Carter
James Carter, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: millerJames Carter
Elizabeth Carter, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexElizabeth Carter
George Bassett, M, age 20 to 24, born SussexGeorge Bassett
James Sellens, M, age 15 to 19, born SussexJames Sellin
Silva Baker, F, age 15 to 19, born SussexSilva Baker

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 4 people; occupation FarmerGeorge OliverChengers Farm House1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeJane Oliver
Son; occupation Farm labourerJohn Oliver
DaughterMary Ann Oliver
DaughterJane Oliver
Son; occupation Farm labourerThomas Oliver
Daughter; occupation ScholarElizabeth Oliver
DaughterEmily Oliver

7th Apr 1861CensusJane Oliver, F, Head, widowed, age 59, born Perth; occupation: shopkeeper and farmer of 16 acres employing 1 man and 1 boyJane Oliver, shopkeeper and farmerChequers Farm House And Shop1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
John Oliver, M, Son, single, age 35, born Kingsdown, KentJohn Oliver
Jane Oliver, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Kingsdown, Kent; occupation: farmer's daughterJane Oliver
Thomas Oliver, M, Son, single, age 21, born Seal, Kent; occupation: farmer's sonThomas Oliver
Emily Oliver, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Seal, Kent; occupation: farmer's daughterEmily Oliver

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Deacon, M, Head, married, age 53, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Deacon, farm labourer[Chequers Farm]1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Sarah Deacon, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Ightham, KentSarah Deacon

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Bishop, M, Head, widowed, age 75, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Bishop[Chequers Farm]1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Mary Ann Bassett, F, Granddaughter, single, age 16, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperMary Ann Cornwell [Bassett]
Mary Ann Bishop, F, Lodger, single, age 22, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: dressmakerMary Ann Bishop
Joseph W Bishop, F, Lodger's son, age 2, born Mayfield, SussexJoseph W. Bishop

1867Directory entryOliver Jan: (Mrs.), farmer & shopkeeper, ChequersChequersPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusJane Oliver, F, Head, widowed, age 69, born Kilnross, Perth; occupation: farmer of 46 acres employing 2 men and 1 boyJane Oliver, farmerChequers Farm House1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Jane Oliver, F, Daughter, single, age 35, born Seal, Kent; occupation: farmer's daughterJane Oliver
Thomas Oliver, M, Son, single, age 33, born Seal, Kent; occupation: farmer's sonThomas Oliver
Emily Oliver, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterEmily Oliver
John Baker, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantJohn Baker

2nd Apr 1871CensusCharles Weston, M, Head, married, age 38, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: beerhouse keeperCharles Weston, farm labourer and beerhouse keeperChequers1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Rhoda Weston, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Mayfield, SussexRhoda Weston [Dann]
Elizabeth Weston, F, Daughter, age 13, born Mayfield, SussexElizabeth Weston
Sarah Weston, F, Daughter, age 12, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSarah Ann Weston
Frederic Weston, M, Son, age 8, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFrederic Henry Weston
Mary Weston, F, Daughter, age 8, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Jane Weston
Emily Weston, F, Daughter, age 4, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmily Weston
John Weston, M, Son, age 2, born Mayfield, SussexJohn David Weston
George Tooth, M, Lodger, single, age 43, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Tooth

1874Directory entryOliver Jane (Mrs.), farmer & shopkeeper, ChequersChequersPost Office Directory

c 1875Coleshall, Buttons Farm, Dudsland Farm & Isenhurst, South of Mayfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyChequer Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Oliver, M, Head, single, age 42, born Seal, employs 1 man and 1 boy; occupation FarmerThomas OliverChequers Farm1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Jane Oliver, F, Sister, single, age 45, born SealJane Oliver
Emily S. Oliver, F, Sister, age 31, born SealEmily S. Oliver

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Blackman, M, Head, married, age 44, born Waldron, Sussex, occupation: farm labourerHenry Blackman, farm labourerChequers Farm1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Harriet Blackman, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriet Blackman
Louisa Blackman, F, Daughter, age 14, born Mayfield, SussexLouisa Blackman
William Blackman, M, Son, age 12, born Mayfield, SussexWilliam Blackman

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