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George Edwards, carpenter, son of William Edwards and Ann Edwards [Daniel]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
15th Nov 1814
Born
In the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
 
27th Nov 1814
Christened
At St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1839
Birth of a son
Edwin in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
15th Jan 1839
Married
Elizabeth Best at St Bartholomew Parish Church in the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
Maresfield Marriage Registers
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Marsh Green Cottage, No 1 in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; George Edwards, M, Head, age 25 to 29, born Sussex
1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
1843
Birth of a daughter
Caroline in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1845
Birth of a daughter
Eleanor Jane in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1847
Birth of a son
George in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1849
Birth of a son
Henry in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Chuck Hatch in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Head; occupation: carpenter
1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
1852
Birth of a son
Robert John in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1854
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1856
Birth of a son
Joseph in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1859
Birth of a son
Percy in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1861
Birth of a daughter
Annie Elizabeth in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1879
Recollections
At Furnace Farm
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Edwards, George. Living at the Furnace Farm, formerly called the Yew Tree and part of the Hartfield Grove Estate. Farmer and carpenter.

I was born on 15 November 1814 on the Forest close by Coleman's Hatch in the house now occupied by James Wheatley (stone digger - witness). My Father (now dead) told me that he enclosed the land and built the house and I believe he always paid 2/6 a year to Lord De La Warr's predecessors for it. He sold it before his death to Wheatley's father. At 1'/2 years old we removed to the Lodge at the South end of the Five Hundred, where my father lived as a sort of caretaker for Lord Whitworth and at the same time worked regularly as sawyer till his death for Lord Whitworth and George John, Lord De La Warr. I lived with him till I was 17. When I was about 11 years old I went as carter boy on Fisher's Gate Farm in Withyham which was farmed by Lord Whitworth and afterwards by George John, Lord De La Warr. As soon as I was big enough I worked as a sawyer for Lord Whitworth at Fishers Gate sawyard. When I was 17 I went to Uckfield and was apprenticed to a carpenter and worked there 8 years, coming home once in every 5 or 6 weeks. When I was 24 I married and came to work for Lord De La Warr as a carpenter and worked for him for 19 years. During this time I, with my brother Joseph Edwards, first lived at the Pest House for 2 or 3 years. Then had a cottage and field near the 500 roughs for several years and when I had worked for Lord De La Warr about 11 years I took Little Bassetts Farm, a field of Neave's Farm adjoining both in Hartfield close to Chuck Hatch and belonging to Lord De La Warr and farmed it for 16 years. The last 8 years I left off working for Lord De La Warr and worked about with my own team. In 1866 I moved to Furnace Farm which I have had ever since.

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3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Furnace Farm in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; George Edwards, M, Head, widowed, age 67, born Hartfield; occupation: farmer and carpenter
1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
5th Apr 1891
Census
At Little Shepherds, Colemans Hatch in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; George Edwards, M, Head, widowed, age 76, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Retired carpenter
1891 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Edwards, Edwardes, Edward family records
The ancestral pedigree of George Edwards, carpenter
  
 William Edwardsm: 4th Aug 1802 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, SussexAnn Daniel 
 b: c 1780  b: c 1780
  
         
William Joseph Elizabeth Martha George Susanna Mary Anne Robert 
b: 1804 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 10th Jun 1804 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1806 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 21st Dec 1806 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1809 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Mar 1809 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1811 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Jul 1811 St. Mary's Church
 b: 15th Nov 1814 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Nov 1814 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1817 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 20th Apr 1817 St. Michael's Church
 b: 1819 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 7th Nov 1819 St. Michael's Church
 b: 1822 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 10th Mar 1822 St. Michael's Church
 
                  
Parental
record
   
   
   
 George Edwards
carpenter
m: 15th Jan 1839 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, SussexElizabeth Best 
 b: 15th Nov 1814 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Nov 1814 St. Mary's Church
  b: c 1815 Hartfield, Sussex
  
           
Edwin  Eleanor Jane  Henry Robert John William Joseph Percy Annie Elizabeth 
b: 1839 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Feb 1839 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1845 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Apr 1845 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1849 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Dec 1849 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1852 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 29th Feb 1852 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1854 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 24th Sep 1854 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1856 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Nov 1856 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1859 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Feb 1859 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1861 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 7th Apr 1861 St. Mary's Church
 
   Caroline George              
   b: 1843 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Aug 1843 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1847 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 30th May 1847 St. Mary's Church
              
                   
Family
record

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