The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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c 1825South of Crowborough, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodHomestills

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Holmes, M, Head, age 65 to 69, born Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Holmes, farmerHomestalls1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Jane Holmes, F, [Wife], age 70 to 74, born SussexJane Holmes
Bright Holmes, M, [Son], age 35 to 39, born SussexBright Holmes, farm bailiff
Raynes Holmes, M, [Son], age 30 to 34, born SussexRaynes Holmes
William Bones, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: servantWilliam Bones
Robert Allen, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: servantRobert Allen
Elizabeth Akhurst, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantElizabeth Akhurst

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 5+ people; occupation: farmerJohn Bridger, farmerHomestalls1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeMary Bridger [Bridger]
DaughterVenus Pandora Turley [Bridger]
DaughterOctavia Echo Bridger
SonCicero Cains Bridger
SonVirgil Edward Bridger
VisitorEmily Bridger

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Bridger, M, Head, married, age 66, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 12 acres, tax assessor and bailiff of the Manor of MayfieldJohn Bridger, farmerHomestalls1861 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Mary Bridger, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's wifeMary Bridger [Bridger]
Octavia Echo Bridger, F, Daughter, single, age 27, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterOctavia Echo Bridger
Cicero Cains Bridger, M, Son, single, age 22, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonCicero Cains Bridger

1867Directory entryBridger John, landowner & farmer, HomestallsHomestallsPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusElizabeth Cornwall, F, Head, widowed, age 60, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 63 acres employing 7 labourersElizabeth Cornwall [Seamer]Holmstalls1871 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
George Cornwall, M, Son, single, age 29, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's sonGeorge Cornwall
Martha Cornwall, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterMartha Cornwall
Naomi Cornwall, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farmer's daughterNaomi Cornwall
William Dann, M, Servant, single, age 22, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantWilliam Dan [Thomas], farm labourer
Alexander Foster, M, Servant, single, age 14, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm servantAlexander Foster, farm labourer

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 SurveyHolmstall

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward Reed, M, Head, married, age 49, born Mayfield; occupation Farm labourerEdward ReedHomestalls Cottage1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Lucy Reed, F, Wife, married, age 52, born MayfieldLucy Reed
Walter Baker, M, Nephew, age 16, born MayfieldWalter Baker

3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Cornwall, F, Head, widowed, age 70, born Wadhurst, employs 1 man, occupation: farmerElizabeth Cornwall [Seamer]Homestalls Farm1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
George Cornwall, M, Son, age 39, born Mayfield, occupation: farm bailiffGeorge Cornwall
Martha Cornwall, F, Daughter, age 33, born MayfieldMartha Cornwall
Richard Cottingham, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Buxted, occupation: carterRichard Cottingham

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Parkes, M, Head, married, age 43, born Mayfield; occupation Farm labourerJohn ParkesHome Lodge1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Harriet Parkes, F, Wife, married, age 43, born MayfieldHarriet Parkes
Henry Parkes, M, Son, age 18, born Mayfield; occupation Farm labourerHenry Parkes
Nancy Parkes, F, Daughter, age 15, born MayfieldNancy Parkes

1882Directory entryCornwell Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, HomestallHomestallKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusSarah Norman, F, Head, single, age 57, born Isfield, SussexSarah NormanHomestalls Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
James A Norman, M, Son, single, age 22, born Uckfield, Sussex; occupation Farm LabourerJames A Norman

5th Apr 1891CensusGoerge Ticehurst, M, Head, married, age 24, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation Hay TrusserGoerge TicehurstHomestalls Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Laura Ticehurst, F, Wife, married, age 19, born Mayfield, SussexLaura Ticehurst
Alfred Ticehurst, M, Son, age 1 month, born Mayfield, SussexAlfred Ticehurst

5th Apr 1891CensusGaius Beale, M, Head, single, age 28, born Mayfield, Sussex, occupation: farmerGaius Beale, farmerHomestalls Farm1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Ephraim Taylor, M, Lodger, married, age 31, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: poultry fatterEphraim Taylor, poultry dealer
Sarah Taylor, F, Housekeeper, married, age 34, born Herstmonceux, Sussex; occupation: house keeperSarah Jane Taylor [French]
Frederick Luck, M, Servant, single, age 27, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: farmer's waggonerFrederick Luck, waggoner

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