The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Benhall      Tunbridge Wells  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 264
1947Frant - A Parish History by Henry S. Eeles ⇒ p. 211; p. 219

Historical records

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

6th Jun 1841CensusStephen Jones, M, Head, age 44; occupation: millerStephen Jones, millerBenhall Mill1841 Census
Frant, Sussex
Sylvia Jones, F, [Wife], age 39, born SussexSylvia Jones
Mary Ann Funnell, F, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Ann Funnell
Charles Butwish, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: servantCharles Butwish
Samuell Seamer, M, age 18, born Sussex; occupation ServantSamuell Seamer

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Pilbeam, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation LabourerWilliam Pilbeam, labourerBenhall Cottages1841 Census
Frant, Sussex
Sarah Pilbeam, F, [Wife], age 56, born SussexSarah Pilbeam [Tickner]
Harriott Pilbeam, F, [Daughter], age 24, born SussexHarriott Pilbeam

6th Jun 1841CensusJacob Humphrey, M, Head, age 28, born Sussex; occupation Miller journeymanJacob Humphrey, miller journeymanBenhall Cottages1841 Census
Frant, Sussex
Sophia Humphrey, F, [Wife], age 26, born SussexSophia Humphrey [Manktellow]
Fanny Humphrey, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexFanny Humphrey
Elizabeth Humphrey, F, [Mother], age 50 to 54, born SussexElizabeth Humphrey [Twopenney]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: retired farmerJohn Smith, farmerBenhall1851 Census
Frant, Sussex
WifeHannah Smith
Daughter; occupation: assistant housekeeperWinifred Smith
Son; employs 2 people; occupation: farmerChristopher Smith
Son; employs 2 people; occupation: millerHenry Smith
Daughter; occupation: servantLouisa Smith
Grand-son; occupation Miller's apprenticeWilliam Riburt
Visitor; occupation: dressmakerLouisa Lockett

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: millerTilden Smith, millerBenhall Cottage1851 Census
Frant, Sussex
WifeHannah Smith
Son; occupation: scholarHenry Smith
Daughter; occupation: scholarHannah Smith
Son; occupation: scholarAlbart Smith
SonTilden Smith
SonPeter Smith

7th Apr 1861CensusHenry Smith, M, Head, married, age 36, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: miller and farmer of 80 acres employing 5 men and 2 boysHenry Smith, miller and farmerBenhall Mill1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Eleanor Smith, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Wrotham, KentEleanor Smith
Topsy Smith, F, Daughter, age 6, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarTopsy Smith
Charles Smith, M, Son, age 4, born Frant, SussexCharles Smith
Nancy Smith, F, Daughter, age 2, born Frant, SussexNancy Smith
Emma Smith, F, Daughter, age 8m, born Frant, SussexEmma Smith
John Smith, M, Father, widowed, age 83, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: formerly a farmerJohn Smith
Winifred Smith, F, Sister, single, age 49, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: maid of all workWinifred Smith
Caleb Molineux, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerCaleb Molineux, farm labourer
John Adams, M, Servant, single, age 14, born Robertsbridge, Sussex; occupation: carterJohn Adams, carter

7th Apr 1861CensusTilden Pont, M, Head, married, age 27, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: miller's grinderTilden Pont, miller's grinderBenhall Cottage1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Sarah Pont, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Waldron, SussexSarah Pont
Emily Pont, F, Daughter, age 7, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmily Pont
Sarah Pont, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholarSarah Pont
Frederick Pont, M, Son, age 3, born Frant, SussexFrederick Pont

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Powell, M, Head, married, age 57, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Powell, farm labourerBenhall Cottage1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Harriet Powell, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriet Powell
Walter Powell, M, Son, single, age 22, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWalter Powell
Dorkus Cheeseman, F, Boarder, age 6, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: nurse childDorkus Cheeseman

1867Directory entrySmith Christopher & Henry, millers, Benhall millBenhall millPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Smith, M, Head, married, age 45, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 80 acres employing 3 labourers and 2 boysHenry Smith, farmerBenhall Mill1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Eleanor Smith, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Wrotham, KentEleanor Smith
Ellen Smith, F, Daughter, age 16, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarEllen Smith
Charles Smith, M, Son, age 13, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarCharles Smith
Nancy Smith, F, Daughter, age 11, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarNancy Smith
Emma Smith, F, Daughter, age 9, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmma Smith
Eva Smith, F, Daughter, age 5, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarEva Smith
John Smith, M, Son, age 1, born Frant, SussexJohn Smith
Mary Smith, F, Daughter, age 1, born Frant, SussexMary Smith
Winifred Smith, F, Sister, single, age 60, born Ore, SussexWinifred Smith
Ann Fry, F, Servant, age 16, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: general servantAnn Fry
Frederick Groves, M, Servant, age 16, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm servantFred Groves, labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Rogers, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Rogers, farm labourer and shoemakerIvy Cottage, Benhall1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Mary Ann Rogers, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Mayfield, SussexMary Ann Rogers [Britt]
Henry Edwd Rogers, M, Son, age 9, born Buxted, SussexHenry Edward Rogers
Kate Rogers, F, Daughter, age 6, born Pembury, KentKate Rogers
Edwin Thos Rogers, M, Son, age 2, born Pembury, KentEdwin Thomas Rogers
Thomas E Beven, M, Boarder, single, age 24, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: farm labourerThomas E. Beven

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Tilden Pont, M, Head, married, age 37, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: journeyman millerJames Tilden Pont, journeyman millerIvy Cottage, Benhall1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Sarah Pont, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: dressmakerSarah Pont
Emily Pont, F, Daughter, age 17, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: pupil teacherEmily Pont
William F Pont, M, Son, age 12, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam F. Pont
James Tilden Pont, M, Son, age 9, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarJames Tilden Pont

1874Directory entrySmith Henry, miller, Benhall millBenhall millPost Office Directory

c 1875Bells Yew Green North and Hawkenbury, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBenhall

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Wallis, M, Head, married, age 29, born Mayfield; occupation: millers grinder (corn)Henry Wallis, millerBenhall Cottage1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Mary J. Wallis, F, Wife, married, age 24, born WadhurstMary Jane Wallis [Watts]
Charles H. Wallis, M, Son, age 1, born LindfieldCharlie Henry Wallis

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Hodge, M, Head, married, age 54, born Hawkhurst; occupation: farm labourerThomas Hodge, farm labourerBenhall Cottage1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Elanor Hodge, F, Wife, married, age 48, born UckfieldElanor Hodge
Philadelphia Hemsby, F, Servant, widowed, age 72, born Ewhurst; occupation: nursePhiladelphia Hemsby

1882Directory entrySmith Hy., miller (water), Benhall millBenhall millKelly's Directory

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