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Sophia Constable, daughter of Thomas Constable, farmer and Jane Constable [Edwards]
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In the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch C14805-1
24th Jun 1827
At St Andrew & St Mary Church in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex
IGI - Family Search
Batch C14805-1
6th Jun 1841
At Ruttingham in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; Sophia Constable, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born Sussex, occupation: servant
1841 Census
Fletching, Sussex
30th Mar 1851
At Ruttenham in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; Daughter
1851 Census
Fletching, Sussex
At Ruttingham Farm
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:

Constable, Sophia. 50. (Has had a paralytic stroke but has got over it. Has a little difficulty in pronunciation. She says she could travel very well.) Living at Ruttingham Farm, Fletching. Spinster. I was born at Ruttingham in 1828 and baptised at Fletching and have lived here all my life. Howards Down and Hurstland have always gone with it. My Father Thomas Constable (dead) used the whole from my earliest recollection till his death about 16 years ago and my Mother continued to use it afterwards till about 4 years ago. Sir Spencer Wilson has since then used Ruttingham and Mr. John Fleet now uses Howards Down and Hurstland with Malling Down Farm. One field on Howards Down is called Frankwell. From my earliest childhood, say when I was 6 or 7, my Father told me he came to the farm in 1817 and he used to say that he had had litter and turf from the Forest all the time he was here.


3rd Apr 1881
At Down Street in the Parish of Fletching, Sussex; Sophia Constable, F, Aunt, single, age 52, born Fletching; occupation Alms woman
1881 Census
Fletching, Sussex

Ancestor's report
No descendent's report
Constable, Constabel individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Sophia Constable
 Thomas Constable
m: 6th Aug 1811 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, SussexJane Edwards 
 b: 1788 Crawley, Sussex  b: 1792 East Grinstead, Sussex
Mark James Luke Caroline Martha Sophia Mary Charles 
b: 1814 Sussex b: 1818 Fletching, Sussex b: 1821 Fletching, Sussex b: 1822 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 13th Nov 1822 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1825 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 14th Aug 1825 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1827 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 24th Jun 1827 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1829 Fletching, Sussex
ch: 29th Nov 1829 St Andrew & St Mary Church
 b: 1834 Fletching, Sussex 

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