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1790HistoryGun InnEeles' Frant
Guns were undoubtedly cast at Eridge Furnace and in the 18th century one of these stood outside the Gun Inn at Eridge Green and … in a journal in 1790 the following account appears
"(it) now lies at Eridge Green and has served for many years for the amusement of the people on a holiday or fair-day, when they collect money to buy gunpowder to threw the shell to a hill about a mile distant. The weight of the shell sinks so deep into the earth, that is costs no little pains to dig it out after each discharge, which is repeated as long as the money lasts."

6th Jun 1841CensusCharles Hooker, M, Head, age 55 to 59, born Sussex; occupation: publicanCharles Hooker, publicanEridge Green [Inn]1841 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent & Frant, Sussex
Lydia Hooker, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexLydia Hooker [Brown]
John Hooker, M, [Son], age 24, born SussexJohn Hooker
Robert Hooker, M, [Son], age 22, born SussexRobert Hooker, innkeeper and farmer
Maryann Hooker, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexMaryann Hooker
Mary Hewett, F, age 15 to 19; occupation: servantMary Hewett

1851Directory entryHooker Mrs. Lydia, Nevill Crest & GunNevill Crest & GunPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: farmer and victuallerLydia Hooker [Brown]Eridge Green1851 Census
Frant, Sussex
SonJohn Hooker
Son; occupation: assistant overseerRobert Hooker, innkeeper and farmer
Niece; occupation: barmaidMary Hooker
Servant; occupation: general servantHarriet Crowhurst
Servant; occupation: farm labourerPeter Jenks

7th Apr 1861CensusLydia Hooker, F, Head, widowed, age 70, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: victuallerLydia Hooker [Brown]Nevil Crest And Gun1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
John Hooker, M, Son, single, age 42, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 30 acres employing 3 labourersJohn Hooker
Robert Hooker, M, Son, single, age 40, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: assistant overseer and farm bailiffRobert Hooker, innkeeper and farmer
Mary Hooker, F, Granddaughter, age 26, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: barmaidMary Hooker
John Upton, M, Servant, single, age 53, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: ostler and farm servantJohn Upton
Eden Neve, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantEden Neve
Thomas Neve, M, Servant, age 13, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: odd boy and servantThomas Neve

1867Directory entryHooker Robert, Nevill Crest & Gun, Eridge greenNevill Crest & Gun, Eridge greenPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusRobert Hooker, M, Head, single, age 50, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: innkeeper and farmer of 20 acres employing 1 man and assistant overseer registrar of births and deaths Robert Hooker, innkeeper and farmerGun Inn1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
Mary Hooker, F, Niece, single, age 37, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: housekeeperMary Hooker
Ann Pawley, F, Assistant, single, age 40, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: assistant housekeeperAnn Pawley
John Stirton, M, Visitor, married, age 34, born Aberdeen, Scotland; occupation: corporal Royal Engineers Ordnance SurveyJohn Stirton

1874Directory entryTranmer William, Nevill Crest & GunNevill Crest & GunPost Office Directory

c 1875Eridge Green, Eridge Park, Eridge Castle, & The Forstal, Eridge - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBull & Gun

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Rannier, M, Head, married, age 65, born Yorkshire; occupation Farmer and Inn KeeperWilliam RannierGun Inn1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
Elizabeth Rannier, F, Wife, married, age 60, born YorkshireElizabeth Rannier
Cicely Rannier, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born HampshireCicely Rannier
Henry Rannier, M, Son, single, age 21, born WalesHenry Rannier
Harriett Hall, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Ireland; occupation: domestic servantHarriett Hall

1882Directory entryTranmer William, Nevill Crest & GunNevill Crest & GunKelly's Directory

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