The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Biddenden Farm  Packham Hill [a.k.a. Peckham Hill & Station Road]  Town Row  Rotherfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 14

Historical records

26th Feb 1839Rotherfield - 1839Edward Paige (occupier) and Nicholas Stone (owner)Edward Paige, farmerHouse and Buildings (0 acres 0 roods 28 perches) plot 1715Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusEdward Page, M, Head, age 54, born Sussex; occupation: farmerEdward Paige, farmerTown Row [Biddenden Farm]1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Philadelphia Page, F, [Wife], age 49, born SussexPhiladelphia Paige [Wickens]
Sophia Page, F, [Daughter], age 19, born SussexSophia Turner [Paige]
Sarah Page, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexSarah Paige
Amelia Page, F, [Daughter], age 8, born SussexAmelia Jane (Milly) Allcorn [Paige]
Thomas Page, M, [Grandson], age 2 months, born SussexThomas Paige, farm labourer
James Miles, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantJames Miles
George Brown, M, age 43, born Sussex; occupation: servantGeorge Brown, garden labourer
Catharine Bryant, F, age 22, born Sussex; occupation: servantCatherine Ann Bryant

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 4 people; occupation: farmerEdward Paige, farmerTown Row [Biddenden Farm]1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Paige [Wickens]
DaughterSarah Paige
Nephew; occupation: scholarThomas Paige, farm labourer
Servant; occupation: farm labourerFred Bellingham
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJesse Fermor, farm labourer
Servant; occupation: farm labourerRichard Brown

7th Apr 1861CensusEdward Paige, M, Head, married, age 72, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 130 acres employing 2 menEdward Paige, farmerTown Row [Biddenden Farm]1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Philadelphia Paige, F, Wife, married, age 68, born Rotherfield, SussexPhiladelphia Paige [Wickens]
Amelia Paige, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Rotherfield, SussexAmelia Jane (Milly) Allcorn [Paige]
Thomas Paige, M, Grandson, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, SussexThomas Paige, farm labourer
Henry Sales, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carterHenry Sales, farm labourer
Herbit Leonard, M, Servant, single, age 16, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carter boyHerbert Leonard

1867Directory entryPaige Philadelphia (Mrs.), farmer, BiddendenBiddendenPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusCharles Rooke, M, Head, married, age 52, born Lewes, Sussex; occupation: carpenter and joiner journeymanCharles Rooke, carpenter and joiner journeymanBiddenden1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Louisa M Rooke, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Withyham, SussexLouisa M. Rooke
Clarissa T Rooke, F, Daughter, age 3, born Mayfield, SussexClarissa T. Rooke
Cecilia E Rooke, F, Daughter, age 6m, born Rotherfield, SussexCecilia E. Rooke

c 1875Catts Corner, Town Row, Horse Grove & Cottage Hill, Rotherfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBiddenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusJabez H. Fairbank, M, Head, married, age 31, born Durham; occupation: agent or manager, railway contractorJabez H. Fairbank, agent or manager, railway contractorBiddenden1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emma Fairbank, F, Wife, married, age 34, born LincolnshireEmma Fairbank
R.F. Fairbank, F, Daughter, age 4, born DerbyshireR.F. Fairbank
E.I. Fairbank, F, Daughter, age 2, born MayfieldE.I. Fairbank
R. Hayes, F, Visitor, widowed, age 80, born LincolnshireR. Hayes
E.I. Hall, F, Serv, single, age 20, born Mayfield; occupation: domestic servantE.I. Hall

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Hicks, M, Head, widowed, age 35, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer and coal merchantHenry Hicks, farmer and coal merchantBiddenden Farm1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Frederick T Hicks, M, Son, age 10, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFrederick T Hicks
Elizabeth Hicks, F, Daughter, age 8, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarElizabeth Hicks
Frank Hicks, M, Son, age 5, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarFrank Hicks
Emily J Hicks, F, Daughter, age 1, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily J Hicks
Lucy Eade, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantLucy Anne Eade

c 1899Rotherfield, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBiddenden

2nd Apr 1911CensusHenry Hicks, M, Head, widower, age 55, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer and coal merchantHenry Hicks, farmer and coal merchantBiddenden Farm, Town Row1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Frank Hicks, M, Son, single, age 25, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: working on coal wharfFrank Hicks
Emily Jane Hicks, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughter - housekeeperEmily Jane Hicks
Kate Caroline Edwards, F, Niece, single, age 15, born Ripe, SussexKate Caroline Edwards

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