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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 GreamCowden Farm

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

6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Tooth, F, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation FarmerHannah Tooth [Brook]Cowdens1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusHannah Tooth, F, [Granddaughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexHannah Tooth
6th Jun 1841CensusAnn Tooth, F, [Granddaughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexAnn Tooth
6th Jun 1841CensusGeorge Tooth, M, [Grandson], age 15 to 19, born SussexGeorge Tooth
6th Jun 1841CensusDinah Tooth, F, [Granddaughter], age 14, born SussexDinah Tooth
6th Jun 1841CensusFrances Tooth, F, [Granddaughter], age 10, born SussexFrances Tooth

6th Jun 1841CensusPeter Bones, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerPeter Bones, farm labourerCowdens1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusPeter Bones, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerPeter Bones, farm labourer
6th Jun 1841CensusJames Bones, M, [Son], age 12, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerJames Bones

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 4 people; occupation FarmerGeorge ToothCowdens Farm House1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusSisterHannah Tooth
30th Mar 1851CensusSisterAnn Tooth
30th Mar 1851CensusSisterDinah Tooth
30th Mar 1851CensusServantAnn Brooks [Bignall]
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitorMary Wickens
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: farm labourerThomas Brooks, farm labourer

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Tooth, M, Head, single, age 34, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 60 acres employing 2 men and 1 boyGeorge Tooth, farmerLower Co[W]Dens Farm1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusDinah Tooth, F, Sister, single, age 32, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperDinah Tooth
7th Apr 1861CensusEmma Tooth, F, Sister, single, age 28, born Mayfield, SussexEmma Tooth

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Ovenden, M, Head, married, age 35, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Ovenden, farm labourerCottage1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusEllen Ovenden, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Mayfield, SussexEllen Ovenden
7th Apr 1861CensusDaniel Ovenden, M, Son, age 8, born Mayfield, SussexDaniel Ovenden
7th Apr 1861CensusMary Jane Ovenden, F, Daughter, age 1, born Mayfield, SussexMary Jane Ovenden

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Hall, M, Head, married, age 39, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Hall, farm labourerCowdens Cottage1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusEliza Hall, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Burwash, SussexEliza Hall [Budd]
7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Hall, M, Son, age 14, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Hall, farm labourer
7th Apr 1861CensusJames Hall, M, Son, age 11, born Mayfield, SussexJames Hall
7th Apr 1861CensusHorace Hall, M, Son, age 7, born Mayfield, SussexHorace (Harris) Hall, farm labourer
7th Apr 1861CensusHarriett Hall, F, Daughter, age 5, born Mayfield, SussexHarriett Hall
7th Apr 1861CensusAlfred Hall, M, Son, age 3, born Mayfield, SussexAlfred Hall
7th Apr 1861CensusBenjamin Hall, M, Son, age 4m, born Mayfield, SussexBenjamin Hall, farm labourer

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Humphrey, M, Head, married, age 53, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Humphrey, farm labourerCowdens Cottage1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusLucy Humphrey, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Heathfield, SussexLucy Humphrey [Meades]
7th Apr 1861CensusCharles Humphrey, M, Son, single, age 28, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Charles Humphrey
7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Humphrey, M, Son, single, age 20, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Humphrey, farm labourer
7th Apr 1861CensusSamuel Humphrey, M, Son, age 11, born Mayfield, SussexSamuel Joseph Humphrey, farm labourer
7th Apr 1861CensusDaniel Humphrey, M, Son, age 9, born Mayfield, SussexDaniel Humphrey, farm labourer

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Powell, M, Head, married, age 26, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Powell, farm labourerCowdens Cottage1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusEliza Powell, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Burwash, SussexEliza Powell
7th Apr 1861CensusElizabeth Ann Powell, F, Daughter, age 4m, born Mayfield, SussexElizabeth Ann Powell

7th Apr 1861CensusPhiladelphia Hiland, F, Head, widowed, age 45, born Ewhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer's widow and pauperPhiladelphia Hiland, farm labourer's widowLittle Cowden1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusElizabeth Hiland, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantElizabeth Hiland
7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Hiland, M, Son, single, age 16, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Hiland
7th Apr 1861CensusJane Page, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: nurseJane Page

7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Groombridge, M, Head, married, age 45, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 75 acres employing 2 men and 1 boyGeorge Groombridge, bailiffCowdens1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusSophia Groombridge, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's wifeSophia Groombridge [Camfield]
7th Apr 1861CensusJames Groombridge, M, Son, age 14, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJames Alfred Groombridge, carpenter
7th Apr 1861CensusEmma Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 12, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmily (Emma) Sophia Rebbeck [Groombridge]
7th Apr 1861CensusHarriot Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 10, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHarriet Elizabeth Groombridge
7th Apr 1861CensusFanny Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 7, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFanny Groombridge
7th Apr 1861CensusEllen Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 5, born Mayfield, SussexEllen Groombridge
7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Groombridge, M, Son, age 2, born Mayfield, SussexGeorge Homewood Groombridge, farm labourer
7th Apr 1861CensusSarah Ann Brooman, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantSarah Ann Bishop [Brooman]
7th Apr 1861CensusAlfred Reed, M, Lodger, single, age 18, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Reed

2nd Apr 1871CensusSamuel Humphrey, M, Head, married, age 22, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Joseph Humphrey, farm labourerLower Cowdens Cottages1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusEmily Humphrey, F, Wife, married, age 19, born Mayfield, SussexEmily Humphrey [Young]

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Humphrey, M, Head, married, age 64, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Humphrey, farm labourerLower Cowdens Cottages1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusLucy Humphrey, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Heathfield, SussexLucy Humphrey [Meades]
2nd Apr 1871CensusCharles Humphrey, M, Son, single, age 41, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Charles Humphrey
2nd Apr 1871CensusDaniel Humphrey, M, Son, single, age 20, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDaniel Humphrey, farm labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusAlfred Parris, M, Head, married, age 46, born Arlington, Sussex; occupation: waggonerAlfred Parris, waggonerLower Cowdens; Formerly A Farm House Now A Labourer's Cottage1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Ann Parris, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Ticehurst, SussexMary Ann Parris
2nd Apr 1871CensusFrederick Richard Parris, M, Son, single, age 13, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farm boyFrederick Richard Parris
2nd Apr 1871CensusLuther Herbert Parris, M, Son, single, age 9, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarLuther Herbert Parris
2nd Apr 1871CensusAlice Mary Parris, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born Heathfield, SussexAlice Mary Parris
2nd Apr 1871CensusAnna Elizabeth Parris, F, Daughter, single, age 1, born Hellingly, SussexAnna Elizabeth Parris

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Bridger, M, Head, widowed, age 76, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 95 acres emplying 1 manJohn Bridger, farmerCowden's1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusOctavi Echo Bridger, F, Daughter, single, age 37, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterOctavia Echo Bridger
2nd Apr 1871CensusMercy Homewood, F, Servant, age 16, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: general servantMercy Homewood

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdwin Selms, M, Head, married, age 38, born Brede, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdwin Selms, farm labourerCowden's1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusHarriet Selms, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Mayfield, SussexHarriet Selms
2nd Apr 1871CensusAnna Selms, F, Daughter, age 1, born Mayfield, SussexAnna Selms
2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Selms, M, Son, age 11w, born Mayfield, SussexJohn Selms
2nd Apr 1871CensusHector Selms, M, Father, widowed, age 71, born Brede, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHector Selms

1874Directory entryBridger John, landowner & farmer, Cowdens farmCowdens farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Ordnance Place, Butchers Cross and Cowden, West of Mayfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyCowden

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Blackman, M, Head, married, age 42, born Mayfield, occupation: farm labourerEdward Blackman, farm labourerCowdens Farm1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane A. Blackman, F, Wife, married, age 40, born MayfieldJane A. Blackman
3rd Apr 1881CensusAda J. Blackman, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born MayfieldAda J. Blackman
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice Blackman, F, Daughter, age 11, born Mayfield, occupation: scholarAlice Blackman
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdwin Blackman, M, Son, age 9, born Mayfield, occupation: scholarEdwin Blackman
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank Blackman, M, Son, age 6, born Mayfield, occupation: scholarFrank Blackman
3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter S. Blackman, M, Son, age 4, born Mayfield, occupation: scholarWalter S. Blackman
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen C. Blackman, F, Daughter, age 1, born MayfieldEllen C. Blackman

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Humphrey, M, Head, married, age 41, born Mayfield; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Humphrey, farm labourerCowdens Farm1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary A. Humphrey, F, Wife, married, age 44, born RotherfieldMary Ann Humphrey [Relf]
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Humphrey, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Humphrey
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharlotte Humphrey, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born MayfieldCharlotte Humphrey
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Humphrey, M, Son, age 11, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarWilliam Henry Humphrey
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Humphrey, M, Son, age 8, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarJohn Humphrey
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred O. Humphrey, M, Son, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarAlfred Owen Humphrey
3rd Apr 1881CensusRuth Humphrey, F, Daughter, age 3, born MayfieldRuth Humphrey
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Relf, M, Father In Law, widowed, age 76, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Relf, farm labourer

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Bridger, M, Head, married, age 54, born Rotherfield; occupation: farmerFrederick Bridger, farmerCowdens Farm1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Bridger, F, Wife, married, age 43, born MayfieldElizabeth Bridger [Head]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Jane Bridger, F, Dairymaid (farm labourer), single, age 20, born MayfieldEmily Jane Head
3rd Apr 1881CensusCeasar Augustus Bridger, M, Milkman (farm labourer) (Cow Boy), age 15, born MayfieldCaesar Augustus Head
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Bridger, F, Daughter, age 2, born MayfieldEllen Bridger
3rd Apr 1881CensusSusan Alice Bridger, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born MayfieldSusan Alice Bridger
3rd Apr 1881CensusMargaret Cornwall, F, Visitor, widowed, age 37, born Mayfield, occupation: housekeeperMargaret Cornwall
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Smith Cornwall, F, Visitor, age 13, born Mayfield, occupation: scholarJane Smith Cornwall

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Baldock, M, Head, married, age 65, born Mayfield, Sussex, occupation: farmerJohn Baldock, farmerLittle Cowdens Farm1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Baldock, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Burwash, SussexElizabeth Baldock

5th Apr 1891CensusJames T Knapp, M, Head, married, age 53, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation Engine Driver for ThreshingJames T KnappNo 1, Cowdens Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusElizabeth Knapp, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Knapp
5th Apr 1891CensusJames T Knapp, M, Son, single, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerJames T Knapp
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Knapp, M, Son, single, age 14, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam Knapp
5th Apr 1891CensusJoseph Knapp, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarJoseph Knapp
5th Apr 1891CensusPhoeba Knapp, F, Daughter, age 8, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarPhoeba Knapp
5th Apr 1891CensusMary M Knapp, F, Daughter, age 6, born Wadhurst, SussexMary M Knapp
5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Knapp, M, Brother, single, age 46, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam Knapp

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Colman, M, Head, married, age 43, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Colman, farm labourerNo 2, Cowdens Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Colman, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Frant, SussexSarah Colman
5th Apr 1891CensusEmily Colman, F, Niece, age 6, born Mayfield, SussexEmily Colman
5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Sands, M, Cousin, single, age 43, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Sands

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