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1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 293; p. 300

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1741HistoryThe Catts InnOur Village
The Catt's Inn (known until 1740 as the Catt House) - This house, the largest on the east side of the Square, together with Catt's Farm and Catt's Corner at Town Row, derive their name from a family which now have no representatives of that name in Rotherfield, but which appears in the Manorial Rolls as far back as 1296. It has been variously spelt as le Kat, Cach, Cat and Catte. First as the Catt House and then as the Catt Inn the house is frequently mentioned in the rate books from 1741 onwards, but neither then nor now has it been in the possession of the Catt family.
from Our Village, written and published by The Rotherfield History Research Group in 1979

1741 to 1748Occupation OwnerFrancis HutchisonThe Catts InnPullein's Rotherfield

1748 to 1756Occupation OwnerRichard HutchinsonThe Catts InnPullein's Rotherfield

1756 to 1759Occupation OwnerMargaret HutchinsonThe Catts InnPullein's Rotherfield

1760 to 1766Occupation OwnerJohn FarmerThe Catts InnPullein's Rotherfield

1766 to 1775Occupation OwnerAaron WintonThe Catts InnPullein's Rotherfield

1775 to 1786Occupation OwnerWilliam ChampsThe Catts InnPullein's Rotherfield

1786 to 1795Occupation OwnerWilliam PainThe Catts InnPullein's Rotherfield

1795 to 1808Occupation OwnerHenry BedwellThe Catts InnPullein's Rotherfield

1808 to 1809Occupation OwnerSamuel MaplesdenThe Catts InnPullein's Rotherfield

1840Occupation OwnerJames Wickens, shopkeeperThe Catts InnPullein's Rotherfield

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Beer shopkeeperJames Wickens, shopkeeperThe Village [Catts Inn]1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeFrances Wickens [Turner], beerhouse keeper and farmer
30th Mar 1851CensusSonJames Wickens, master bricklayer
30th Mar 1851CensusSonObediah Wickens, innkeeper and farmer

7th Apr 1861CensusJames Wickens, M, Head, married, age 51, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: beerhouse keeper and farmer of 4 acresJames Wickens, shopkeeperCatts, Village1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusFrances Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Withyham, SussexFrances Wickens [Turner], beerhouse keeper and farmer
7th Apr 1861CensusJames Wickens, M, Son, single, age 19, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonJames Wickens, master bricklayer
7th Apr 1861CensusObediah Wickens, M, Son, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonObediah Wickens, innkeeper and farmer
7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Barns, M, Lodger, single, age 17, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Barnes
7th Apr 1861CensusGeorge Martin, M, Lodger, single, age 17, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Martin
7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Waghorn, M, Lodger, age 10, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Waghorn
7th Apr 1861CensusJosiph Foster, M, Lodger, widowed, age 62, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: lathe renderJosiph Foster

2nd Apr 1871CensusFrances Wickens, F, Head, widowed, age 60, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: beerhouse keeper and farmer of 6 acres employing 1 labourerFrances Wickens [Turner], beerhouse keeper and farmerVillage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusObediah Wickens, M, Son, single, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonObediah Wickens, innkeeper and farmer
2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas Fox, M, Servant, single, age 30, born Maresfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantThomas Fox

2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Byron, M, Lodger, single, age 40, born Leicester, Leicestershire; occupation: glazier journeymanJohn ByronVillage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex

2nd Apr 1871CensusHarry Burch, M, Lodger, married, age 40, born Hempstead, Hertfordshire; occupation: painter journeymanHarry BurchVillage1871 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusRose Burch, F, Lodger, married, age 47, born Cheapside, London; occupation: painter journeyman's wifeRose Burch

3rd Apr 1881CensusObediah Wickens, M, Head, married, age 33, born Rotherfield, employs 4 men and 1 boy; occupation Innkeeper and FarmerObediah Wickens, innkeeper and farmerVillage Inn1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane Wickens, F, Wife, married, age 31, born HartfieldJane Wickens [Kember]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Wickens, M, Son, age 7, born Rotherfield; occupation ScholarJames Wickens
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrances Wickens, F, Mother, widowed, age 69, born GroombridgeFrances Wickens [Turner], beerhouse keeper and farmer
3rd Apr 1881CensusMichael Taylor, M, Lodger, widowed, age 80, born Asburnham; occupation ThatcherMichael Taylor
3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Stapley, M, Lodger, single, age 45, born Mayfield; occupation Farm labourerSamuel Stapley
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