The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Old Mill Farm      Mayfield  

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1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 285

Historical records

c 1795South of Mayfield, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamOld Mill Farm

6th Jun 1841CensusBenjamin Tompsett, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation FarmerBenjamin TompsettMoat Mill1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Sarah Tompsett, F, age 45 to 49, born Sussex; occupation IndependentSarah Tompsett
Alfred Humphrey, M, age 25 to 29, born SussexAlfred Humphrey
Sarah Jarvis, F, age 15 to 19, born SussexSarah Jarvis

6th Jun 1841CensusHenry Hicks, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: millerHenry Hicks, millerMoat Mill1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Amelia Hicks, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexAmelia Hicks [Elphick]
Mary Hicks, F, [Relation], age 20 to 24, born SussexMary Hicks
Jane Hicks, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexJane Hicks
William Hicks, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexWilliam Hicks
Frances Hicks, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexFrances Caroline Weston [Hicks]
Walter Hicks, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexWalter Hicks
Eliza Newington, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: independentEliza Newington

6th Jun 1841CensusNicholas Packham, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerNicholas Packham, farm labourerOld Mill1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Packham, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexElizabeth Packham [Brooman]
Ann Packham, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexAnn Powell [Packham]
Harriot Packham, F, [Daughter], age 7, born SussexHarriett Lade [Packham]
Peter Packham, M, [Son], age 3, born SussexPeter Packham
Henry Packham, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexHenry Packham
Thomas Packham, M, [Father], age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Peckham, farm labourer
George Brooman, M, age 12, born SussexGeorge Brooman

6th Jun 1841CensusDavid Packham, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDavid PackhamOld Mill1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Philadelphia Packham, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexPhiladelphia Packham [Avery]
Benjamin Tompsett, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerBenjamin Tompsett
Benjamin Barton, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex, occupation: farm labourerBenjamin Barton

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Stapley, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Staply, farm labourerOld Mill Cottage1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Mary Stapley, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexMary Staply [Diggins]
Nicholas Stapley, M, [Son], age 14, born SussexNicholas Staply, farmer
Mary Stapley, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexMary Jane Stapley
Elizabeth Stapley, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexElizabeth Stapley
Esther Stapley, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexEsther Staply

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 12 people; occupation FarmerBenjamin TompsettOld Mill1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Servant; occupation HousekeeperSarah Tompsett
Servant; occupation: general servantFrances Bailey
Servant; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Fenner, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: millerHenry Hicks, millerOld Mill1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeAmelia Hicks [Elphick]
DaughterJane Hicks
DaughterFrances Caroline Weston [Hicks]
Son; occupation: millerWalter Hicks

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: brick makerJames Saunders, master brickmakerOld Mill1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeSarah Saunders
Son; occupation: brick makerRichard Trayton Saunders, farm labourer
DaughterHarriott Saunders
Son; occupation: brickmaker's apprenticeWilliam Saunders
Daughter; occupation: scholarCatharine Saunders

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerNicholas Packham, farm labourerOld Mill1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Packham [Brooman]
DaughterAnn Powell [Packham]
DaughterHarriett Lade [Packham]
DaughterMary Jane Wilson [Packham]
DaughterCaroline Packham
Father; widowed; occupation: farm labourerThomas Peckham, farm labourer
Lodger; occupation MillerBenjamin Tompsett
Stepson, occupation: general servantGeorge Brewman

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 1 person; occupation: farmerWilliam AveryOld Mill1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeMartha Avery
DaughterRuth Jarvis [Avery]
SonJoel Avery
DaughterMary Avery
DaughterSarah Waters [Avery]
DaughterFanny Packham [Avery]
Mother, widowedSarah Avery
Servant; occupation Farm LabourerWilliam Ovenden
Brother; occupation: annuitantJames Avery
Servant; occupation: general servantSarah Coleman
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Saunders, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerDavid PackhamOld Mill1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Packham [Avery]
Grand-sonEdward William Packham

7th Apr 1861CensusHenry Mann, M, Head, married, age 29, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeperHenry Mann, gamekeeperOld Mill1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Theodosia Mann, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Mayfield, SussexTheodosia Mann [Richardson]
Henry Mann, M, Son, age 1, born Mayfield, SussexHenry Mann

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Saunders, M, Head, married, age 62, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: master brickmakerJames Saunders, master brickmakerOld Mill1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Sarah Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Mayfield, SussexSarah Saunders
Trayton Saunders, M, Son, single, age 38, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerRichard Trayton Saunders, farm labourer
William Saunders, M, Son, single, age 24, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Saunders
Catherine Saunders, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Heathfield, SussexCatharine Saunders

7th Apr 1861CensusThomas Saunders, M, Head, married, age 36, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Sanders, farm labourerOld Mill1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Frances Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Mayfield, SussexFrances Saunders [Barden]
Philadelphia Saunders, F, Daughter, age 10, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarPhiladelphia Saunders

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Avery, M, Head, married, age 55, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 112 acres employing 1 manWilliam AveryOld Mill1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Martha Avery, F, Wife, married, age 44, born Mayfield, SussexMartha Avery
Jack Avery, M, Son, single, age 19, born Mayfield, SussexJoel Avery
Mary Avery, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Mayfield, SussexMary Avery
Sarah Avery, F, Daughter, age 15, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSarah Waters [Avery]
Fanny Avery, F, Daughter, age 12, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFanny Packham [Avery]
Emily Avery, F, Daughter, age 7, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmily Avery
James Avery, M, Brother, age 53, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servant; handicap: lunaticJames Avery
James Gadd, M, Servant, age 14, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: carter boyJames Gadd

1867Directory entryAvery William, farmer, Old Mill farmOld Mill farmPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusElizabeth Waters, F, Head, widowed, age 57, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 95 acres employing 2 menElizabeth Waters, farmerUpper Old Mill Farm House1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
John Waters, M, Son, single, age 23, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJohn Waters
Eliza Waters, F, Daughter, single, age 30, born Waldron, SussexEliza Waters
Benjamin H Waters, M, Son, single, age 18, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: draper and grocer's apprenticeBenjamin H. Waters
Frederick Waters, M, Son, age 15, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: scholarFrederick Waters
Margaret A Waters, F, Daughter, age 13, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: scholarMargaret A. Waters
Stephen G Waters, M, Lodger, single, age 55, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: annuitant; handicap: idiot from measlesStephen G. Waters
John Ascott, M, Servant, single, age 48, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantJohn Ascott

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Saunders, M, Head, married, age 72, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: master brickmaker employing 1 manJames Saunders, master brickmakerOld Mill Cottage1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Sarah Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 71, born Mayfield, SussexSarah Saunders
William Saunders, M, Son, single, age 34, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Saunders
Thomas Saunders, M, Visitor, widowed, age 40, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: brickmaker journeymanThomas Saunders

2nd Apr 1871CensusJoel Avery, M, Head, married, age 30, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJoel AveryOld Mill Cottage1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Catherine Avery, F, Wife, married, age 32, born Mayfield, SussexCatherine Avery
William J Avery, M, Son, age 7, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam James Avery
Ernest Avery, M, Son, age 5, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarErnest Avery
Clement Avery, M, Son, age 3, born Mayfield, SussexHenry Clement Avery
Esli J Avery, M, Son, age 2m, born Mayfield, SussexEsli Joel Avery

2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam Avery, M, Head, married, age 63, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 93 acres employing 3 men and 1 boyWilliam AveryOld Mill Farm House1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Martha Avery, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Mayfield, SussexMartha Avery
Sarah Avery, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Mayfield, SussexSarah Waters [Avery]
Fanny Avery, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Mayfield, SussexFanny Packham [Avery]
Emily Avery, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Mayfield, SussexEmily Avery
Edith K Avery, F, Daughter, age 8, born Mayfield, SussexEdith Kate Avery
Thomas Evenden, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farm servantThomas Evenden

1874Directory entryAvery William, farmer, Old Mill farmOld Mill farmPost Office Directory

c 1875St Dunstans Bridge & Bungehurst Farm, South of Mayfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySt Mill Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Saunders, M, Head, married, age 82, born Mayfield; occupation: brick makerJames Saunders, master brickmakerOld Mill Cottage1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Sarah Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 81, born MayfieldSarah Saunders
William Saunders, M, Son, age 43, born Heathfield; occupation: brick makerWilliam Saunders

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoel Avery, M, Head, married, age 40, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerJoel AveryOld Mill Cottage1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Catherine Avery, F, Wife, married, age 42, born HeathfieldCatherine Avery
Ernest Avery, M, Son, age 15, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerErnest Avery
Cleymont Avery, M, Son, age 12, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarHenry Clement Avery
Joel Avery, M, Son, age 10, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarEsli Joel Avery
Kate Avery, F, Daughter, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarSarah Kate Avery
Edith Avery, F, Daughter, age 4, born MayfieldEdith Eliza Avery
Ellen Avery, F, Daughter, age 1, born MayfieldEllen Willett Avery

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederic Waters, M, Head, single, age 44, born Waldron, employs 2 men and 1 boy; occupation FarmerFrederic WatersUpper Old Mill1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Waters, F, Sister, single, age 37, born Waldron; occupation HousekeeperElizabeth Waters
Ellen Waters, F, Sister, single, age 28, born Waldron; occupation WaitressEllen Waters
Margaret Ann Waters, F, Sister, single, age 21, born Waldron; occupation Dairy MaidMargaret Ann Waters
Cicely Kate Waters, F, Niece, single, age 15, born Waldron; occupation Domestic servantCicely Kate Waters
Edwin John Axcell, M, Ag Farm Servant Dom, single, age 20, born HeathfieldEdwin John Axcell

3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha Avery, F, Head, married, age 64, born Mayfield, employs 2 men; occupation: farmerMartha AveryOld Mill Farm1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Edith Avery, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born MayfieldEdith Kate Avery
Frank Baitup, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Mayfield, occupation: farm servantFrank Baitup

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Waters, M, Head, married, age 32, born Waldron; occupation Farm labourerJohn WatersOld Mill Cottage1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Sarah Waters, F, Wife, married, age 34, born MayfieldSarah Waters [Avery]
John Waters, M, Son, age 2, born MayfieldJohn Waters
Louise Waters, F, Daughter, age 7 m, born MayfieldLouise Waters

1882Directory entryCoppard Edwin, farmer, Old Mill farmOld Mill farmKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Hazelden, M, Head, married, age 62, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm bailiffWilliam Haizelden, farm labourerOld Mill Farm1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Rosina Hazelden, F, Wife, married, age 62, born Heathfield, SussexRosina Haizelden [White]
Joseph Hazelden, M, Son, single, age 20, born Herstmonceux, Sussex; occupation: miller's loaderJoseph Haizelden
Benjamin Hazelden, M, Son, single, age 16, born Herstmonceux, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerBenjamin Thomas Haizelden
Laura Rees, F, Granddaughter, age 10, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: scholarLaura Rees

5th Apr 1891CensusCharles Gaston, M, Head, married, age 40, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerCharles Gaston, farm labourerOld Mill Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Gaston, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Crowborough, SussexElizabeth Gaston
Harry Gaston, M, Son, single, age 16, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHarry Gaston
Caroline F Gaston, F, Daughter, age 15, born Mayfield, SussexCaroline F Gaston
Jane E Gaston, F, Daughter, age 13, born Mayfield, SussexJane E Gaston
Mabel E Gaston, F, Daughter, age 10, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMabel E Gaston
Mary Gaston, F, Daughter, age 9, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarMary Gaston
Annie Gaston, F, Daughter, age 9, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAnnie Gaston
Jack Gaston, M, Son, age 6, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJack Gaston
James Gaston, M, Son, age 5, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarJames Gaston
Louise Gaston, F, Daughter, age 3, born Mayfield, SussexLouise Gaston
Kate Gaston, F, Daughter, age 1, born Mayfield, SussexKate Gaston
Lilly Gaston, F, Daughter, age 2 months, born Mayfield, SussexLilly Gaston
Harry Gaston, M, Brother, single, age 38, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHarry Gaston

5th Apr 1891CensusHorace Axell, M, Head, married, age 62, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHorace Axell, farm labourerUpper Old Mill1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Kesia A Axell, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Heathfield, SussexKesia A Axell
Frank Axell, M, Son, single, age 29, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerFrank Axell
Frederic Axell, M, Son, single, age 21, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerFrederic Axell
Kesia A Axell, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Heathfield, SussexKesia A Axell
Ada A Axell, F, Daughter, age 13, born Heathfield, SussexAda A Axell
Clara Axell, F, Daughter, age 11, born Heathfield, SussexClara Axell

5th Apr 1891CensusJames T Axell, M, Head, married, age 32, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames T Axell, farm labourerUpper Old Mill Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Maria H Axell, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Waldron, SussexMaria H Axell
Emily E Axell, F, Daughter, age 7, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmily E Axell
Frank W Axell, M, Son, age 4, born Mayfield, SussexFrank W Axell
Edward T Axell, M, Son, age 1, born Mayfield, SussexEdward T Axell

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Catt, M, Head, married, age 35, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Catt, farm labourerOld Mill Barn1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Rhoda Catt, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerRhoda Catt
James Catt, M, Son, single, age 14, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJames Catt
Annie Catt, F, Daughter, age 13, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAnnie Catt
Elizabeth Catt, F, Daughter, age 11, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarElizabeth Catt
John Rebbeck, M, single, age 23, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: postmanJohn George Rebbeck

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