The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Historical records

c 1724Bibleham, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenBibleham Forge

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

c 1825Bibleham, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBibleham Forge

6th Jun 1841CensusDavid Rochester, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation FarmerDavid RochesterForge1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Ansly Rochester, F, [Wife], age 55 to 59, born SussexAnsley Rochester
David Rochester, M, [Son], age 30 to 34, born SussexDavid Rochester
Harriet Rochester, F, [Daughter], age 25 to 29, born SussexHarriott Rochester
Frances Rochester, F, [Daughter], age 20 to 24, born SussexFrances Rochester
James Rochester, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born SussexJames Rochester
Alfred Rochester, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexAlfred Rochester
Charles Rochester, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexCharles Rochester
Sarah Durrant, F, age 2, born SussexSarah Durrant
Benjamin Hook, M, age 10, born Sussex; occupation: servantBenjamin Hook, servant
Thomas Seamer, M, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation ServantThomas Seamer
Martha Collins, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: servantMartha Collins

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, employs 9 people; occupation FarmerAnsley RochesterForge Farm1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
SonDavid Rochester
DaughterHarriott Rochester
SonAlfred Rochester
SonTraton Rochester
SonCharles Rochester
Servant; occupation Farm LabourerThomas Powell
Servant; occupation: general servantHarriot Hobbs [Hyland]
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Foord
Servant; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Hobbs, farm labourer

7th Apr 1861CensusAnsley Rochester, F, Head, widowed, age 76, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 180 acres employing 10 men and 8 boysAnsley Rochester, farmerForge1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Davd Rochester, M, Son, single, age 53, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiffDavd Rochester
Harriot Rochester, F, Daughter, single, age 40, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterHarriot Rochester
Alfred Rochester, M, Son, single, age 35, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonAlfred Rochester
Charles Rochester, M, Son, single, age 30, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonCharles Rochester
Jane Manktellow, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantJane Manktellow
David Blackman, M, Servant, married, age 50, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: carterDavid Blackman
Charles Lawrence, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: carter boyCharles Lawrence

1867Directory entryRochester David, farmer, ForgeForgePost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Paine, M, Head, married, age 31, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: master blacksmith employing 2 menJames Paine, master blacksmithForge1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Mary Paine, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Halden, KentMary Paine
James S Paine, M, Son, age 5, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJames Samuel Paine
Clara K King, F, Servant, age 12, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantClara K. King
Nelson Haffenden, M, Apprentice, single, age 22, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: blacksmith's apprenticeNelson Haffenden, blacksmith journeyman

2nd Apr 1871CensusDavid Rochester, M, Head, single, age 63, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 190 acres employng 6 menDavid Rochester, farmerForge Farm1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Harriett Rochester, F, Sister, single, age 50, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperHarriett Rochester
Alfred Rochester, M, Brother, single, age 48, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: house and land owner Alfred Rochester
Eliza Stonestreet, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: general servantEliza Stonestreet
Jonathon Eaton, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJonathon Eaton

1874Directory entryRochester David, farmer, ForgeForgePost Office Directory

c 1875Bivelham, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyForge Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Cloutt, M, Head, married, age 23, born Ticehurst, occupation: carterCharles Clout, carterForge1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Harriet Cloutt, F, Wife, married, age 24, born HeathfieldHarriet Clout [Collins]
Emily Cloutt, F, Daughter, age 2, born BurwashEmily Clout
William Cloutt, M, Son, age 1, born MayfieldWilliam Henry Clout

3rd Apr 1881CensusDavid Rochester, M, Head, single, age 43, born Mayfield, employs 6 men and 2 boys; occupation FarmerDavid RochesterForge1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Harriet Rochester, F, Sister, single, age 60, born Mayfield; occupation HousekeeperHarriet Rochester
Rose Fenner, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Rotherfield; occupation: domestic servantMartha Rosa Fenner
James Lusted, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Heathfield; occupation: farm servantJames Lusted

3rd Apr 1881CensusEphraim Eaton, M, Head, married, age 35, born Heathfield; occupation: farm labourerEphraim Eaton, farm labourerPound1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Eaton, F, Wife, married, age 31, born MayfieldElizabeth Eaton
Walter Eaton, M, Son, age 8, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarWalter Eaton
Victoria Eaton, F, Daughter, age 7, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarVictoria Eaton
Dennis Eaton, M, Son, age 5, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarDennis Eaton
Amos Eaton, M, Son, age 3, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarAmos Eaton
Arnold Eaton, M, Son, age 1, born MayfieldArnold Eaton

1882Directory entryRochester David, farmer, ForgeForgeKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Newick, M, Head, married, age 66, born Etchingham, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam NewickForge Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Caroline Newick, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Benerden, KentCaroline Newick
Alfred James Newick, M, Son, single, age 26, born Ewhurst, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerAlfred James Newick
Walter Newick, M, Son, single, age 14, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerWalter Newick
Sarah Jane Newick, F, Daughter, age 10, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation ScholarSarah Jane Newick

5th Apr 1891CensusHorace Brissenden Simes, M, Head, married, age 58, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farmerHorace Brissenden Simes, farmerForge Farm1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Clara Eliza Simes, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Ticehurst, SussexClara Eliza Simes
Mary Simes, F, Daughter, age 6, born Mountfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Simes
Clara Simes, F, Daughter, age 5, born Mountfield, SussexClara Simes
Hannah Simes, F, Daughter, age 3, born Mayfield, SussexHannah Simes
Mable Simes, F, Daughter, age 1, born Mayfield, SussexMable Simes
Kate Simes, F, Daughter, age 4 months, born Mayfield, SussexKate Simes
Hannah Oliver, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation General Domestic ServantHannah Oliver

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