The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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1640 to 1660HistoryPook pitsWace's Wadhurst
In the reign of Henry VIII Great Pell was held by John Saunders, yeoman, whose grandson became owner in about 1640 of both Great Pell and Pook pits, and died in 1660.

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerSamuel Bones, farm labourerPook Pitt1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Lodger; occupation: farm labourerJohn Groves, farm labourer
Lodger's wifeAnn Groves [Carpenter]
Lodger's daughterElizabeth Groves
Lodger's daughterMary Ann Groves
Lodger's daughterMary Jane Groves

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerDaniel Davis, farm labourerPook Pitt Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeAnn Davis
Visitor; occupation: visitorSarah A. Davis
Visitor; occupation VISITORMary A. Newick

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerThomas Baldwin, farm labourerPook Pitt Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Baldwin
Son; occupation: farm labourerHenry Baldwin

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation LabourerJohn PankhurstPook Pitt1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Pankhurst

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: labourerJoseph Stevens, labourerPook Pitt1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeCharity Stevens [Blackman]
Son; occupation: labourerRobert Stevens
Son; occupation: labourerBenjamin Stevens
DaughterFaith Stevens
Son; occupation: scholarFrederick Stevens
Son; occupation: scholarHorace Stevens
SonDavid Stevens
DaughterCharity Ann Callaway [Stevens]
DaughterCharity Ann Callaway [Stevens]
Lodger, occupation: labourerThomas Batup

c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyPook Pit

3rd Apr 1881CensusBenjamin Tompsett, M, Head, married, age 28, born Wadhurst; occupation CarterBenjamin TompsettPook Pitt1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Elizabeth Tompsett, F, Wife, married, age 25, born WadhurstElizabeth Tompsett
Fanny E. Tompsett, F, Daughter, age 6, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarFanny E. Tompsett
Benjamin G. Tompsett, M, Son, age 3, born WadhurstBenjamin G. Tompsett
Kezia K. Tompsett, F, Daughter, age 1, born WadhurstKezia K. Tompsett

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Robins, M, Head, married, age 53, born Heathfield; occupation Farm labourerWilliam RobinsPook Pitt1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Harriett Robins, F, Wife, married, age 43, born BurwashHarriett Robins
George Robins, M, Son, single, age 19, born Benenden; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Robins
Benjamin Robins, M, Son, single, age 18, born Benenden; occupation Farm labourerBenjamin Robins
Elizabeth Robins, F, Daughter, age 12, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarElizabeth Robins
Mary Robins, F, Daughter, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarMary Robins
William Robins, M, Son, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarWilliam Robins
Rebecca Robins, F, Daughter, age 6, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarRebecca Robins
Christopher Robins, M, Son, age 4, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarChristopher Robins

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Fourd, M, Head, married, age 31, born Surrey; occupation: farm labourerJames Fourd, farm labourerPook Pitt1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Philladalphia Fourd, F, Wife, married, age 32, born WadhurstPhilladalphia Fourd
William Palmer, M, Son, age 12, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarWilliam Palmer
Ada Fourd, F, Daughter, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarAda Fourd
Fred Fourd, M, Son, age 6, born Pembury; occupation: scholarFred Fourd
Bessey Fourd, F, Daughter, age 1, born WadhurstBessey Fourd

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Stapley, M, Head, married, age 84, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerJohn Stapley, bailiffNo 1, Pook Pit Cottage1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Lucy Stapley, F, Wife, married, age 78, born LewesLucy Stapley [Tayler]

3rd Apr 1881CensusWillm. Wickenden, M, Head, married, age 50, born Wadhurst; occupation CarpenterWilliam WickendenNo 2, Pook Pit Cottage1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Maria Wickenden, F, Wife, married, age 48, born WadhurstMaria Wickenden [Cane]
John Wickenden, M, Son, married, age 23, born Wadhurst; occupation Bricklayer's labourerJohn Wickenden
George Wickenden, M, Son, single, age 16, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerGeorge Wickenden
Edgar Wickenden, M, Son, single, age 13, born WadhurstEdgar Wickenden

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