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Henry Thorpe
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1790
Born
In the Parish of Maresfield, Sussex
1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
25th Jul 1827
Married
Mary Ann Neve in the Parish of Brighton, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch M13533-1
 
c Dec 1827
Birth of a daughter
Caroline in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
4th Sep 1831
Married
Philadelphia Manner at St. Giles Parish Church in the Parish of Horsted Keynes, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch M07065-1
 
c Dec 1831
Birth of a daughter
Eliza in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1833
Birth of a son
George in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1835
Birth of a son
William in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1837
Birth of a son
James in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1839
Birth of a son
Trayton in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Garden Hill Lodge in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Henry Thorpe, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation Servant
1841 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
1842
Birth of a son
Edward in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1844
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1848
Birth of a daughter
Lucy (Louisa) Jane in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
1851
Birth of a daughter
Susannah in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex
Hartfield Parish Registers
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Ashdown Cottage in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Head; occupation Gamekeeper
1851 Census
Hartfield, Sussex
 
1878
Recollections
At Killick's Cottage
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Thorp, Henry. Living at Killick's Cottage, New Bridge. Labourer aged 92. Born at Nutley. At 14 years old I went as carter boy for a year under a Mr. Diplock, tenant of Broadstone Farm and Warren. I then went for a year as carter boy to Mr. Gilbert at Barkham Farm, belonging to a Sir J. Wilson. Then I went vie a year as odd boy to Broomlye Farm under Mr. Snashall. Then went back to Mr. Gilbert at Barkham Farm for 1/2 a year. I was then too big for carter boy and too small for a man. I then went to Mr. Carmanah at Homesdell's Farm belonging to Lord Sheffield about 1/2 a year. Then I went to Allchins Farm under Mr. Humphrey (now used by Mr. Turner at Nutley, belonging to Lady Shelley) for about 1/2 a year. Then back to Homesdell Farm for 1/2 a year, then went with a team under Mr. [?] at Spring Farm belonging to Lord Sheffield. I married at about 21 and after about 1 year I went to Old Lodge near Pippingford and worked there about 6 years.

Then went to Sir Thomas Wilson at Fletching 3 years, then went to Beacon Farm beyond Maskett under Elliott about 2 years, then to Admiral Henniker's at Ashdown Park and after his death to Mrs Henniker for 37 years. Soon after that I came to New Bridge 20 years last April.

My father worked at Masketts Farm in Maresfield under a Mr. Anthony Wheeler for 28 years. When I was a child he was there, he used to cut litter on the Forest for the farm. From 6 or 7 years of age I used to go with him for the day when he was cutting on the Forest. No one ever interfered with us.

.........

 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Newbridge in the Parish of Hartfield, Sussex; Henry Thorpe, M, Father-in-law (Head), married, age 94, born Maresfield; occupation Retired Gamekeeper
1881 Census
Hartfield, Sussex

No ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Tharp, Thorp, Thorpe, Tharpe individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Henry Thorpe
  
1st marriage Henry Thorpem: 25th Jul 1827 Brighton, SussexMary Ann Neve 
 b: 1790 Maresfield, Sussex  b: c 1790
  
  
 Caroline 
 b: c December 1827 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 20th Jan 1828 St. Mary's Church
 
Family record
  
2nd marriage Henry Thorpem: 4th Sep 1831 St. Giles Parish Church, Horsted Keynes, SussexPhiladelphia Manner 
 b: 1790 Maresfield, Sussex  b: 1810 Horsted Keynes, Sussex
  
          
Eliza  William James Trayton Edward Elizabeth Lucy (Louisa) Jane Susannah 
b: c December 1831 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 8th Jan 1832 St. Mary's Church
  b: 1835 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Aug 1835 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1837 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 7th Oct 1837 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1839 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Nov 1839 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1842 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Mar 1842 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1844 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 26th May 1844 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1848 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Aug 1848 St. Mary's Church
 b: 1851 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 27th Apr 1851 St. Mary's Church
 
   George              
   b: 1833 Hartfield, Sussex
ch: 17th Feb 1833 St. Mary's Church
              
                 

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