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1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 118

Historical records

1838CensusHead; occupation ShopkeeperEdward ShoesmithShop, Withyham1838 Census
Withyham, Sussex

1838Occupation TenantWinifrith DodsonThe Village ShopSutton's Historical Notes

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Caffyn, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex, occupation: millerThomas Caffyn, millerShop House1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Fanny Caffyn, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexFanny Caffyn
Thomas Caffyn, M, [Son], age 2, born SussexThomas Caffyn
William Caffyn, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexWilliam Caffyn
Jesse Woodhams, M, age 56, born Sussex; occupation ServantJesse Woodhams
Frances Dodson, F, age 12, born Sussex; occupation: servantFrances Dodson
Ann Longley, F, age 17, born Sussex; occupation: servantAnn Longley

1851Avis, Thomas; occupation: shopkeeper and post masterThomas Avis, grocer and draperPost OfficePost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 2 people; occupation: grocer and draperThomas Avis, grocer and draperWithyham Shop1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeAnn Avis
SonPeter Avis
Servant; occupation: grocer's and draper's assistantSamuel A. Hanbury
Servant; occupation: house servantElizabeth Weller
VisitorAnn Crowhurst
Servant; occupation: grocer's labourerRichard Alfred Martin

1867Directory entryWithyham Post Office and ShopPost Office Directory
POST AND MONEY ORDER OFFICE AND POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.-Thomas William Wilson, postmaster. Letters arrive by mail-cart from Tunbridge Wells at 5.45 a.m.; delivered at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 6.55 p.m

1870Occupation TenantThomas CollinsThe Village ShopSutton's Historical Notes

1874Directory entryCollins Thomas, grocer & draper, and post officepost officePost Office Directory
POST, MONEY ORDER& TELEGRAPH OFFICE & Savings Bank.- Thomas Collins, postmaster. Letters arrive by mail cart from Tunbridge Wells at 5.30 a.m.; delivered at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 8 p.m. Postal Telegraph office opens from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. week days; & from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sundays

1880Occupation TenantObadiah HallThe Village ShopSutton's Historical Notes

3rd Apr 1881CensusObadiah Hall, M, Head, single, age 53, born Leigh; occupation: draper, grocer and post masterObadiah Hall, draper, grocer and post masterWithyham Village Grocers shop & Post Office1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Lydia Hall, F, Sister, single, age 51, born Leigh; occupation: housekeeperLydia Hall
William Welfare, M, Assistant, single, age 21, born Hartfield; occupation ShopmanWilliam Welfare
Arthur Cooke, M, Servant, age 12, born Speldhurst, occupation: telegraph messengerArthur Cooke

1882Directory entryHall Obadiah, grocer & draper and post officepost officeKelly's Directory
POST, MONEY ORDERS & TELEGRAPH OFFICE & Savings Bank.- Obadiah Hall, postmaster. Letters arrive by mail cart from Tunbridge Wells at 5.40 a.m. & 11.55 a.m. & dispatched at 1 p.m. & 8 p.m. Postal telegraph office opens from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. week days ; & from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m, on Sundays

5th Apr 1891CensusObadiah Hall, M, Head, single, age 65, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: grocer and draperObadiah HallPost Office1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Lydia Hall, F, Sister, single, age 61, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: housekeeperLydia Hall
William Welfare, M, Servant, single, age 31, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: Shop assistantWilliam Welfare

1895Occupation TenantWilliam WelfareThe Village ShopSutton's Historical Notes

1904WithyhamWithyhamWithyham Post Office and ShopPrivate collection

1908Post office & VillagePost office & Village, WithyhamPrivate collection

2nd Apr 1911CensusWilliam Welfare, M, Head, married, age 51, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: grocer and post masterWilliam Welfare, grocer and post masterPost Office1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Agnes Welfare, F, Wife, married 12 years, age 44, born Tenterden, KentAgnes Welfare
William Charles Welfare, M, Son, age 11, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: schoolWilliam Charles Welfare
Raymond Welfare, M, Son, age 10, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: schoolRaymond Welfare
Muriel Welfare, F, Daughter, age 8, born Withyham, SussexMuriel Welfare
Edith Mary Welfare, F, Daughter, age 7, born Withyham, SussexEdith Mary Welfare
Kate Welfare, F, Daughter, age 6, born Withyham, SussexKate Welfare

1914Post OfficePost Office, WithyhamPrivate collection

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