The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Historical records

c 1693Ashdown ForestAshdown Forest by Barry Lucas after KeltonIsle of ThornsStraker's Ashdown Forest

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerEdward Avis, farm labourerIsle Of Thorns1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
WifeJane Avis [Wood]
DaughterFanny Avis
DaughterLucy Turner [Avis]
DaughterEllen Avis
Head; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Wood
WifeRhoda Wood

c 1875Isle of Thorns, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyIsle of Thorns

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Head, M, Head, married, age 50, born West Hoathly; occupation: farm labourerThomas Head, farm labourerIsle Of Thorns1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex
Ellen Head, F, Wife, married, age 46, born BalcombeEllen Head [Tester]
William Head, M, Son, single, age 21, born Lindfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Head
George Head, M, Son, age 15, born Lindfield; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Head
Arthur Head, M, Son, age 8, born Fletching; occupation: scholarArthur Head

1888Directory entryMarten, J., farmer, Isle of ThornsIsle of ThornsBrooker's Guide

c 1899Isle of Thorns, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyIsle of Thorns

1936Isle of Thorns, Chelwood GateIsle of Thorns, Chelwood Gate, Ashdown Forest photographed by Francis FrithPrivate collection

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