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 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
Hannah Tooth, F, [Granddaughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexHannah Tooth
Ann Tooth, F, [Granddaughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexAnn Tooth
George Tooth, M, [Grandson], age 15 to 19, born SussexGeorge Tooth
Dinah Tooth, F, [Granddaughter], age 14, born SussexDinah Tooth
Frances 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
Peter Bones, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerPeter Bones, farm labourer
James 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
SisterHannah Tooth
SisterAnn Tooth
SisterDinah Tooth
VisitorMary Wickens
ServantAnn Brooks [Bignall]
Servant; 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
Dinah Tooth, F, Sister, single, age 32, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperDinah Tooth
Emma 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
Ellen Ovenden, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Mayfield, SussexEllen Ovenden
Daniel Ovenden, M, Son, age 8, born Mayfield, SussexDaniel Ovenden
Mary 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
Eliza Hall, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Burwash, SussexEliza Hall [Budd]
George Hall, M, Son, age 14, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Hall, farm labourer
James Hall, M, Son, age 11, born Mayfield, SussexJames Hall
Horace Hall, M, Son, age 7, born Mayfield, SussexHorace (Harris) Hall, farm labourer
Harriett Hall, F, Daughter, age 5, born Mayfield, SussexHarriett Hall
Alfred Hall, M, Son, age 3, born Mayfield, SussexAlfred Hall
Benjamin 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
Lucy Humphrey, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Heathfield, SussexLucy Humphrey [Meades]
Charles Humphrey, M, Son, single, age 28, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Charles Humphrey
William Humphrey, M, Son, single, age 20, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Humphrey, farm labourer
Samuel Humphrey, M, Son, age 11, born Mayfield, SussexSamuel Joseph Humphrey, farm labourer
Daniel 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
Eliza Powell, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Burwash, SussexEliza Powell
Elizabeth 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
Elizabeth Hiland, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantElizabeth Hiland
John Hiland, M, Son, single, age 16, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Hiland
Jane 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
Sophia Groombridge, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's wifeSophia Groombridge [Camfield]
James Groombridge, M, Son, age 14, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJames Alfred Groombridge, carpenter
Emma Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 12, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmily (Emma) Sophia Rebbeck [Groombridge]
Harriot Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 10, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarHarriet Elizabeth Groombridge
Fanny Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 7, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFanny Groombridge
Ellen Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 5, born Mayfield, SussexEllen Groombridge
George Groombridge, M, Son, age 2, born Mayfield, SussexGeorge Homewood Groombridge, farm labourer
Sarah Ann Brooman, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantSarah Ann Bishop [Brooman]
Alfred 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
Emily 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
Lucy Humphrey, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Heathfield, SussexLucy Humphrey [Meades]
Charles Humphrey, M, Son, single, age 41, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Charles Humphrey
Daniel 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
Mary Ann Parris, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Ticehurst, SussexMary Ann Parris
Frederick Richard Parris, M, Son, single, age 13, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farm boyFrederick Richard Parris
Luther Herbert Parris, M, Son, single, age 9, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarLuther Herbert Parris
Alice Mary Parris, F, Daughter, single, age 5, born Heathfield, SussexAlice Mary Parris
Anna 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
Octavi Echo Bridger, F, Daughter, single, age 37, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterOctavia Echo Bridger
Mercy 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
Harriet Selms, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Mayfield, SussexHarriet Selms
Anna Selms, F, Daughter, age 1, born Mayfield, SussexAnna Selms
John Selms, M, Son, age 11w, born Mayfield, SussexJohn Selms
Hector 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
Jane A. Blackman, F, Wife, married, age 40, born MayfieldJane A. Blackman
Ada J. Blackman, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born MayfieldAda J. Blackman
Alice Blackman, F, Daughter, age 11, born Mayfield, occupation: scholarAlice Blackman
Edwin Blackman, M, Son, age 9, born Mayfield, occupation: scholarEdwin Blackman
Frank Blackman, M, Son, age 6, born Mayfield, occupation: scholarFrank Blackman
Walter S. Blackman, M, Son, age 4, born Mayfield, occupation: scholarWalter S. Blackman
Ellen 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
Mary A. Humphrey, F, Wife, married, age 44, born RotherfieldMary Ann Humphrey [Relf]
George Humphrey, M, Son, single, age 17, born Rotherfield; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Humphrey
Charlotte Humphrey, F, Daughter, single, age 13, born MayfieldCharlotte Humphrey
William Humphrey, M, Son, age 11, born Hartfield; occupation ScholarWilliam Henry Humphrey
John Humphrey, M, Son, age 8, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarJohn Humphrey
Alfred O. Humphrey, M, Son, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarAlfred Owen Humphrey
Ruth Humphrey, F, Daughter, age 3, born MayfieldRuth Humphrey
James 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
Elizabeth Bridger, F, Wife, married, age 43, born MayfieldElizabeth Bridger [Head]
Emily Jane Bridger, F, Dairymaid (farm labourer), single, age 20, born MayfieldEmily Jane Head
Ceasar Augustus Bridger, M, Milkman (farm labourer) (Cow Boy), age 15, born MayfieldCaesar Augustus Head
Ellen Bridger, F, Daughter, age 2, born MayfieldEllen Bridger
Susan Alice Bridger, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born MayfieldSusan Alice Bridger
Margaret Cornwall, F, Visitor, widowed, age 37, born Mayfield, occupation: housekeeperMargaret Cornwall
Jane 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
Elizabeth 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
Elizabeth Knapp, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Knapp
James T Knapp, M, Son, single, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerJames T Knapp
William Knapp, M, Son, single, age 14, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam Knapp
Joseph Knapp, M, Son, age 12, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarJoseph Knapp
Phoeba Knapp, F, Daughter, age 8, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation ScholarPhoeba Knapp
Mary M Knapp, F, Daughter, age 6, born Wadhurst, SussexMary M Knapp
William 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
Sarah Colman, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Frant, SussexSarah Colman
Emily Colman, F, Niece, age 6, born Mayfield, SussexEmily Colman
Thomas Sands, M, Cousin, single, age 43, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Sands

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