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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine PulleinOur Surroundings in 1597 p. ii; p. 35

Historical records

26th Feb 1839Rotherfield - 1839Benjamin Corke (occupier) and Lord Abergavenny (owner)Benjamin Cork, farmerYard etc., Buildings (0 acres 1 roods 4 perches) plot 3140Rotherfield Tithe Map

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 6 people; occupation: farmerBenjamin Cork, farmerVillage [Court Farm]1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Servant; occupation: housekeeperPhiladelphia Ashby
Servant; occupation: waggonerJames Sands, farm labourer
Grandson; occupation: scholarBenjamin Budgen Corke, farmer
Servant; occupation Farm LabourerAmos Wickens, farm bailiff
Servant; occupation: general servantEliza Wickens [Brooman]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farmer and builderGeorge Edwards, farmer and builderVillage [Court Farm]1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeAnn Edwards [Aldis]
Son; occupation: carpenterCharles Edwards, valuer and surveyor
Son; occupation: farmerGeorge Edwards, master grocer, draper and postmaster

7th Apr 1861CensusBenjamin Corke, M, Head, widowed, age 71, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 300 acres employing 7 menBenjamin Cork, farmerVillage [Court Farm]1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Harriott Corke, F, Granddaughter, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperHarriett Wickens Hickmott [Corke]
Mahala Mudgridge, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: general servantMahala Mudgridge
Frederick Martin, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carterFrederick Martin

1867Directory entryCorke Benjamin, farmer, CourtCourtPost Office Directory

1872AddressBenjamin Cork, farmerCourt FarmInscriptions at St Denys

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 SurveyCourt Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Rochester, M, Head, married, age 35, born Burwash, employs 6 men and 3 boys; occupation FarmerJohn RochesterCourt Farm1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Caroline W. Rochester, F, Wife, married, age 40, born MayfieldCaroline W. Rochester
Katherine W. Rochester, F, Daughter, age 4, born RotherfieldKatherine W. Rochester
Harriet A. Wickens, F, Serv, single, age 18, born Rotherfield; occupation Domestic servantHarriet Ann Wickens

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Rochester, M, Head, married, age 45, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation FarmerJohn RochesterCourt Farm1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Caroline Winifred Rochester, F, Wife, married, age 51, born Mayfield, SussexCaroline Winifred Rochester
Katherine Winifred Rochester, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, SussexKatherine Winifred Rochester
Sarah Ann Wickens, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation General Domestic ServantSarah Ann Wickens

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

2nd Apr 1911CensusJohn Rochester, M, Head, married 36 years, age 64, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Rochester, farmerCourt Farm, Rotherfield1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Caroline Rochester, F, Wife, married, age 70, born Mayfield, SussexCaroline Rochester
Sarah Ann Wickens, F, Servant, single, age 42, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general servantSarah Ann Wickens

2nd Apr 1911CensusAnsley Tapsell, F, Head, widow, age 70, born Mayfield, SussexAnsley TapsellCourt Farm Cottage, Rotherfield1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Harry Tapsell, M, Son, single, age 30, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: horse man on farmHarry Tapsell
Louisa Kate Tapsell, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: laundry workLouisa Kate Tapsell

2001TodayCourt Mead

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