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c 1825Mayfield, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodDown Ford

6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Bones, F, Head, age 70 to 74, born SussexSarah Bones [Lambkin]Down Foord1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Simonds, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerThomas SimmonsDown Foord1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Philadelphia Simonds, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexPhiladelphia Simmons
Gaius Simonds, M, [Son], age 12, born SussexGaius Simmons
William Simonds, M, [Son], age 9, born SussexWilliam Simmons
Robert Simonds, M, [Son], age 7, born SussexRobert Simmons
Thomas Smith, M, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Smith

6th Jun 1841CensusNicholas Chatfield, M, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex, occupation: farmerNicholas ChatfieldDown Foord1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Hannah Chatfield, F, [Wife], age 70 to 74, born SussexHannah Chatfield [Featherstone]
Sampson Moon, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantSamuel Moon, farm labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Packham, farm labourerDownford1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeHarriot Packham [Lawrence]
SonGeorge Packham
SonAlfred Lawrence Packham
SonHenry Mayo Packham

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, employs 1 person; occupation: farmerCharles AlcornDownford1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex

7th Apr 1861CensusWilliam Buss, M, Head, married, age 30, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 42 acres employing 2 men and 1 boyWilliam Buss, Mayfield Harrier Club huntsman and journeymanDownfoord1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Buss, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's wifeElizabeth Buss [Bridger]
Benjamin Thos Buss, M, Son, age 6, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarBenjamin Thomas Buss
William Buss, M, Son, age 5, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Buss
Samuel Buss, M, Son, age 4, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarSamuel Buss
Daniel Buss, M, Son, age 2, born Mayfield, SussexDaniel Buss
Victoria Buss, F, Daughter, age 3m, born Mayfield, SussexVictoria Buss
Ann Pollington, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: house servantAnn Pollington
Daniel Dadswell, M, Servant, single, age 20, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerDaniel Dadswell, gardener
Thomas Sellings, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: carterThomas Sellings

2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas Bridger, M, Head, married, age 37, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: gamekeeperThomas Bridger, farmerDownford1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Frances Bridger, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Mayfield, SussexFrances Bridger
Elizabeth Ann Bridger, F, Daughter, age 10, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: scholarElizabeth Anne Bridger
Thomas Bridger, M, Son, age 7, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarThomas Bridger
William E Bridger, M, Son, age 5, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam Edward Bridger
Fanny Bridger, F, Daughter, age 2, born Mayfield, SussexFanny Bridger
Benjamin Bridger, M, Son, age 3m, born Mayfield, SussexBenjamin Bridger

c 1875Ordnance Place, Butchers Cross and Cowden, West of Mayfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyDownford

1882Directory entryNeal John, DownfordDownfordKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusSamuel Parks, M, Head, married, age 70, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Turnpike RoadmanSamuel ParksDownford Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Harriet Parks, F, Wife, married, age 71, born Rye, SussexHarriet Parks

5th Apr 1891CensusHenry Jones, M, Head, married, age 52, born Shadwell, London; occupation: farmerHenry Jones, farmerDownford Farm1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Jenny Jones, F, Wife, married, age 61, born Paddington, LondonJenny Jones
Mary Marks, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Madras; occupation: general domestic servantMary Marks
William Holman, M, Servant, single, age 24, born Hellingly, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Holman

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