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Abraham Edwards, farm labourer, son of William Edwards, farm labourer and Mary Edwards [Carden]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
8th Mar 1813
Born
In the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
 
18th Apr 1813
Christened
At St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1841
Birth of a son
Abraham in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Lower Parrock in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Abraham Edwards, M, age 27, born Sussex; occupation: servant
1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
1844
Birth of a daughter
Mary in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
19th May 1844
Married
Mary Foster at St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1845
Birth of a son
William 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 daughter
Susannah in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Pick Lays in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Head; occupation: farm labourer
1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
1852
Birth of a daughter
Harriet in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
5th Jun 1852
Married
Jane Seal at St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1855
Birth of a daughter
Caroline in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1857
Birth of a daughter
Alice in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1859
Birth of a daughter
Ellen in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1861
Birth of a son
Abraham in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1862
Birth of a son
Henry in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
1864
Birth of a daughter
Mary in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1867
Birth of a son
Edwin in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1869
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
9th Oct 1879
Recollections
At Suntings 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, Abraham. 66. Living at Suntings Farm, Hartfield and in the service of Mr. Hale. Born 8 March 1813 at Quarock in Hartfield. Baptised at Hartfield.

Has cut litter for Mr. Hale for 16 years. Before that he cut for Fillery at New Bridge Mill, who is Lord De La Warr's tenant. All De La Warr's tenants take litter.

We lived at Quarock till I was about 8 years old then I remember moving to Cat Street, Hartfield. When about 12 years old I went to service. Before and after we moved, my Father worked for Mr. Combridge at Harts Farm and the summer before I went to service I worked for Mrs Combridge at 4d. a day. I then went to service at Lower Parrock Farm under Mr. Richard Spencer for 3 years as odd boy 1111 years and carter boy 11/2 years.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I then got married at the age of 30 or 31 and worked at various places on the border of the Forest in Hartfield for 2 or 3 years. Then I went to work 11 years for Mr. Fillery who had Newbridge Mill and Peculiars Farm and I lived at the farm house.

.......

 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Suntings in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Abraham Edwards, M, Head, married, age 67, born Hartfield; occupation: labourer
1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Suntings in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Abraham Edwards, M, Head, married, age 67, born Hartfield; occupation: labourer
1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Edwards, Edwardes, Edward family records
The ancestral pedigree of Abraham Edwards, farm labourer
   
 William Edwards
farm labourer
m: 26th Nov 1808 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, SussexMary Carden 
 b: 1778 East Grinstead, Sussex  b: 1789 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 9th Aug 1789 St. Michael's Church
  
        
 Elizabeth Abraham Harriot Ann Caroline George Martin 
 b: 1810 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Oct 1810 St. Mary's Church
 b: 8th Mar 1813 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 18th Apr 1813 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1815 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 19th Nov 1815 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1818 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Apr 1818 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1821 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Nov 1821 St. Mary's Church
d: 1847
 b: 1824 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Oct 1824 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1828 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Dec 1828 St. Mary's Church
 
                    
Parental
record
   
   
   
1st marriage Abraham Edwards
farm labourer
m: 19th May 1844 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, SussexMary Foster 
 b: 8th Mar 1813 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 18th Apr 1813 St. Mary's Church
  b: c 1815
  
      
 Abraham Mary William George Susannah 
 b: 1841 Hartfield, Sussex b: 1844 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 19th Jun 1844 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1845 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 22nd Jun 1845 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1847 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Jul 1847 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1849 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 18th Mar 1849 St. Mary's Church
 
               
Family
record
   
2nd marriage Abraham Edwards
farm labourer
m: 5th Jun 1852 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, SussexJane Seal 
 b: 8th Mar 1813 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 18th Apr 1813 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1828 Hartfield, Sussex
  
          
Harriet  Alice Ellen Abraham Henry Mary Edwin John 
b: 1852 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 31st Oct 1852 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1857 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Feb 1857 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1859 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 6th Mar 1859 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1861 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Jul 1861 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1862 Hartfield, Sussex b: 1864 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 29th May 1864 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1867 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Jan 1867 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1869 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Jun 1869 St. Mary's Church
 
   Caroline                
   b: 1855 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Apr 1855 St. Mary's Church
                
                    

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