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Sussex Oak [a.k.a. Royal Oak] Inn    Blackham  Withyham  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 123

Historical records

1851Pearce, William; occupation InnkeeperWilliam PearceSussex OakPost Office Directory

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation InnkeeperWilliam PearceSussex Oak Inn1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
WifeMary Pearce
Son; occupation ValetThomas Pearce
Son; occupation GrocerRobert Pearce
Son; occupation GroomJames Pearce
SonRichard Pearce
DaughterSarah Pearce
DaughterMary Pearce
DaughterHarriett Pearce

1867Directory entryWebb Robert, Sussex Oak, BlackhamSussex Oak, BlackhamPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryBaines Robert, Sussex OakSussex OakPost Office Directory

c 1875Highfield Park, North of Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveySussex Oak Inn

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Luff, M, Head, married, age 47, born Heyshott; occupation: publicanJohn Luff, publicanRoyal Oak Inn1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah Luff, F, Wife, married, age 47, born West PeckhamSarah Luff
William Howlett, M, Lodger, single, age 40, born Withyham; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Howlet
William Wilson, M, Lodger, single, age 39, born Sittingbourne; occupation OstlerWilliam Wilson
Charles Goodwin, M, Lodger, single, age 50, born East Grinstead; occupation: droverCharles Goodwin
James Langridge, M, Lodger, single, age 30, born Hartfield; occupation: blacksmithJames Langridge

1882Directory entryLuff Robert, Sussex OakSussex OakKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Claridge, M, Head, married, age 55, born Middleton Chaney, Northamptonshire; occupation: hotel keeper and farmerJohn Claridge, hotel keeper and farmerSussex Oak1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Sarah Claridge, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Woodford, NorthamptonshireSarah Claridge
Emily Rodgers, F, Sister, single, age 47, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: general domestic servantEmily Rodgers
Edward Morgan, M, Lodger, single, age 40, born Southampton, Hampshire; occupation: farm labourerEdward Morgan

2nd Apr 1911CensusFrederick Scales, M, Head, married, age 41, born Yaxham, Norfolk; occupation: publicanFrederick Scales, publicanSussex Oak, Blackham1911 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Ada Scales, F, Wife, married 16 years, age 34, born Milton, OxfordshireAda Scales
Ellen Scales, F, Daughter, age 14, born Notting Hill, LondonEllen Scales
Doris Scales, F, Daughter, age 9, born Hartfield, SussexDoris Scales
Elsie Scales, F, Daughter, age 7 months, born Withyham, SussexElsie Scales
Arthur Warner, M, Visitor, single, age 24, born Blockley, Worcestershire; occupation: gardenerArthur Warner

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