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6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Creacy, M, Head, age 45 to 49, born Sussex, occupation: labourerWilliam Creacy, labourerGate1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Creacy, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49Mary Creacy

6th Jun 1841CensusJames Tasker, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJames TaskerCottage1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusEmmy Tasker, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexEmmy Tasker

6th Jun 1841CensusRichard Nash, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation SawyerRichard Nash, carpenterCottage1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Nash, F, [Wife], age 20 to 24, born SussexMary Nash [Everest]
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Nash, F, [Daughter], age 3 months, born SussexMary Nash

1851Whitlock, Rev. BenjaminReverend Benjamin Whitelock, M.A.GroombridgePost Office Directory

1851Clifton, David, occupation: beer retailerDavid Clifton, beer retailerGroombridgePost Office Directory

1851Chewter, Thos.; occupation: shoe makerThomas Chewter, shoe makerGroombridgePost Office Directory

1851Jeffrey, Henry; occupation: surgeonDr Henry Jeffrey, general practitioner, M.R.C.S.GroombridgePost Office Directory

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Bassett, M, Head, married, age 67, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: gardenerGeorge Bassett, farm labourerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrances Bassett, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Groombridge, SussexFanny Bassett [Turner]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Bassett, M, Son, single, age 21, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: groomJames Bassett
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Bassett, M, Son, single, age 21, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: groomJames Bassett

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Hall, M, Head, married, age 62, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: carrier and coal merchantThomas Hall, carrier and coal merchantGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Hall, F, Wife, married, age 49, born Penshurst, KentAnn Hall [Snashall]
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Hall, F, Daughter, age 12, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarAnn Hall
3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas J. Hall, M, Son, age 8, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarThomas Hall
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Hall, F, Sister, single, age 48, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: sempstressMary Hall

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Corke, M, Head, married, age 37, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: coal carterJohn Corke, coal carterGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusJane S. Corke, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Groombridge, KentJane S. Corke
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Corke, F, Daughter, age 10, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarSarah Corke
3rd Apr 1881CensusClara Corke, F, Daughter, age 8, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarClara Corke
3rd Apr 1881CensusErnest J. Corke, M, Son, age 6, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarErnest J. Corke
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Corke, M, Son, age 3, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarAlfred Corke

3rd Apr 1881CensusSpencer Barden, M, Head, married, age 60, born Pett, Sussex, occupation: blacksmithSpencer Barden, blacksmithBlacksmiths Shop, Groombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusCaroline Barden, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Icklesham, SussexCaroline Barden
3rd Apr 1881CensusIsaac Barden, M, Son, single, age 24, born Fairlight, Sussex, handicap: deaf and dumbIsaac Barden
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharlotte F. Barden, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Speldhurst, Kent, occupation: servantCharlotte F. Barden

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Morris, M, Head, married, age 58, born High Halden, Kent; occupation: carpenterThomas Morris, carpenterBlacksmiths Shop, Groombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Morris, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Deal, KentMary Ann Morris
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Morris, M, Son, age 14, born Stroud, Gloucester; occupation: scholarEdward Morris
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Valrick, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation: dressmakerMary Valrick

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Sands, M, Head, married, age 26, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation CarpenterCharles SandsGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmma Sands, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Tenterden, KentEmma Sands
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah C. Sands, F, Daughter, age 4, born Groombridge, KentSarah C. Sands
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles E. Sands, M, Son, age 5 m, born Groombridge, KentCharles E. Sands

3rd Apr 1881CensusIsaac Rye, M, Head, married, age 73, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation Farm labourerIsaac RyeGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusTheodoria Rye, F, Wife, married, age 59, born LondonTheodoria Rye [Hewett]
3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph A. Rye, M, Son, single, age 18, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation Bricklayer's labourerJoseph A. Rye
3rd Apr 1881CensusNathaniel Hewett, M, Father in law, widowed, age 87, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation Former farm labourerNathaniel Hewett

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Adams, M, Head, widowed, age 70, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Adams, farm labourerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Skinner, F, Servant, married, age 62, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation HousekeeperAnn Skinner

3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles Gammon, M, Head, married, age 23, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantCharles Gammon, farm servantGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Gammon, F, Wife, married, age 21, born Rotherfield, SussexEmily Gammon
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Gammon, F, Daughter, age 3 m, born Speldhurst, KentEmily Gammon

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Brown, M, Head, married, age 48, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: railway platelayerHenry Brown, railway platelayerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgnes Brown, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Frant, SussexAgnes Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Brown, F, Daughter, age 10, born Winchester, Hampshire; occupation: scholarElizabeth Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam H. Brown, M, Son, age 7, born Chatham, Kent; occupation: scholarWilliam H. Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusEdith P. Brown, F, Daughter, age 6, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation: scholarEdith P. Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusJesse Brown, M, Son, age 2, born Speldhurst, KentJesse Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarry T. Brown, M, Son, age 3, born Frant, SussexHarry T. Brown
3rd Apr 1881CensusInfant Brown, M, Son, age 1 m, born Speldhurst, KentInfant Brown

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrederick Divall, M, Head, married, age 53, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: fish dealerFrederick Divall, fish dealerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusEllen Divall, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, SussexEllen Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrances Divall, F, Niece, single, age 21, born Edenbridge, KentFrances Divall
3rd Apr 1881CensusHorace H. Sumner, M, Grandson, age 10, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation ScholarHorace H. Sumner
3rd Apr 1881CensusEthel M. Seymour, F, Nurse Child, age 1, born Tun Wells, KentEthel M. Seymour

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Horsey, M, Head, married, age 61, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: gardenerWilliam Horsey, gardenerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Horsey, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Rotherfield, SussexMary Horsey
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Horsey, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: servantSarah Horsey

3rd Apr 1881CensusMaria Catchbert, F, Head, single, age 81, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: annuitantMaria Catchbert, annuitantGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary J. Sands, F, Servant, widowed, age 51, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation NurseMary J. Sands

3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert Lewis, M, Head, married, age 36, born Warbleton, Sussex; occupation: harness makerHerbert Lewis, harness makerHarness Makers Shop, Groombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Lewis, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Kilburn, MiddlesexMary Lewis
3rd Apr 1881CensusHerbert W. Lewis, M, Son, age 6, born Tun Wells, Kent; occupation: scholarHerbert W. Lewis
3rd Apr 1881CensusKate Lewis, F, Daughter, age 2 m, born Groombridge, KentKate Lewis

3rd Apr 1881CensusMaurice Remnant, M, Head, married, age 31, born Bramber, Sussex; occupation Plumber and PainterMaurice RemnantHarness Makers Shop, Groombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMaryann Remnant, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Lincoln, LincolnMaryann Remnant
3rd Apr 1881CensusMay E. Remnant, F, Daughter, age 7, born Reigate, Surrey; occupation ScholarMay E. Remnant
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriett Remnant, F, Daughter, age 6, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation ScholarHarriett Remnant
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouisa Remnant, F, Daughter, age 5, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation ScholarLouisa Remnant
3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Remnant, M, Son, age 3, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation ScholarGeorge Remnant
3rd Apr 1881CensusFred Remnant, M, Son, age 1, born Groombridge, KentFred Remnant
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank Remnant, M, Son, age 1 m, born Groombridge, KentFrank Remnant

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Kemp, M, Head, married, age 59, born Seaford, Sussex; occupation: clock makerAlfred Kemp, clock makerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusEleanor Kemp, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: general managerEleanor Kemp
3rd Apr 1881CensusStuart Kemp, M, Son, single, age 19, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: music studentStuart Kemp
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth E. Kemp, F, Daughter, age 16, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: general servantElizabeth E. Kemp
3rd Apr 1881CensusWinnifred H. Kemp, F, Daughter, age 14, born Groombridge, Kent; occupation: scholarWinnifred H. Kemp

3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Haffenden, M, Head, married, age 74, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: tax collectorRobert Haffenden, millerGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusHarriett Haffenden, F, Wife, married, age 75, born Seaford, SussexHarriett Haffenden [Champion]

3rd Apr 1881CensusSamuel Sands, M, Head, married, age 56, employs 2 men; occupation Carpenter and JoinerSamuel SandsGroombridge1881 Census
Speldhurst, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnnall Sands, F, Wife, married, age 46, born ScotlandAnnall Sands
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Sands, F, Daughter, single, age 34, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation AssistantElizabeth Sands
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Sands, M, Son, single, age 22, born Speldhurst, Kent; occupation CarpenterWilliam Sands
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Wallis, M, Lodger, single, age 31, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation General Practitioner and MRCSWilliam Wallis

1906Groombridge CottagesGroombridge Cottages, GroombridgePrivate collection

1906Village GreenVillage Green, GroombridgePrivate collection

c 1910Court LodgeCourt Lodge, Groombridge photographed by M. Kemp, The Walks, GroombridgeThe VillagePrivate collection

c 1910The CottageThe Cottage, Groombridge photographed by H.H. Camburn for G.L. Bingham, The Black and White Shop, GroombridgeThe VillagePrivate collection

c 1910Burrs WoodBurrs Wood, Groombridge photographed by M. Kemp, The Walks, GroombridgeThe VillagePrivate collection

c 1910The WalksThe Walks, Groombridge photographed by M. Kemp, The Walks, GroombridgePrivate collection

c 1910Post OfficePost Office, GroombridgePrivate collection

c 1910The WalksThe Walks, Groombridge painted by A.R. QuintonPrivate collection

1912The Blue CottagesThe Blue Cottages, GroombridgePrivate collection

1915The Crown InnThe Crown Inn, Groombridge painted by A.R. QuintonPrivate collection

1928The WalksThe Walks, GroombridgePrivate collection

1939Groombridge MillGroombridge Mill, GroombridgeThe VillageStraker's Waterdown Mills

c 1960BurrswoodBurrswood, GroombridgeThe VillagePrivate collection

c 1960St Michael's and St Faith's, BurrswoodSt Michael's and St Faith's, Burrswood, GroombridgeThe VillagePrivate collection

1962GroombridgeGroombridge photographed by Country LifeCountry Life Picture Book of Kent and Sussex - 1962
reproduced with the permission of Country Life
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