The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Bullfinches [a.k.a. Goldfinches] Farm      Groombridge  
Historical records

c 1795Eridge, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamGoldfinches

26th Feb 1839Bullfinches and Motts Farm, Sussex - 1839John Kemp (occupier) and Henry Thwaites (owner)John Kemp, farmerHouse and Garden (0 acres 1 roods 30 perches) plot 245Rotherfield Tithe Map

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Kemp, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Kemp, farmerBullfinches1841 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Mary Kemp, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexMary Kemp
John Henry Kemp, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexJohn Henry Kemp
William Homewood, M, age 13, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Homewood

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 4 people; occupation: farmerJohn Kemp, farmerBull Finches1851 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
WifeMary Kemp
Son; occupation: scholarJohn Henry Kemp
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary Ann Kemp
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJames Hemsley
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Hemsley, farm labourer

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Moon, M, Head, married, age 27, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: farm labourerJohn MoonBullfinches1861 Census
Rotherfield and Crowborough, Sussex
Elizabeth Moon, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Moon [Luck]
William Moon, M, Son, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexWilliam Moon
Elizabeth Ann Moon, F, Daughter, age 7m, born Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Ann Moon

c 1875Hamsell, Hamsellwood, Bullfinches & Eridge Station, South West of Eridge Park - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBullfinches

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Weston, M, Head, married, age 58, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerJames Weston, farm labourerBullfinches1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Weston, F, Wife, married, age 51, born HorsmondenEmily Osborn Weston [Moon]
Emily Harriett Weston, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born RotherfieldEmily Harriett Weston
Fanny Elizabeth Weston, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born RotherfieldFanny Elizabeth Weston
Joel Ebenezer Weston, M, Son, single, age 20, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerJoel Ebenezer Weston
Amelia Sophia Weston, F, Daughter, age 13, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarAmelia Sophia Weston
Lucy Weston, F, Daughter, age 12, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarLucy Weston
Mercy Alice Weston, F, Daughter, age 9, born Rotherfield; occupation: scholarMercy Alice Weston

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Beevor, M, Head, married, age 26, born Norfolk, occupation: stud groomWilliam Beevor, stud groomBullfinches1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Beevor, F, Wife, married, age 25, born LondonEmily Beevor

5th Apr 1891CensusWilliam Beevor, M, Head, married, age 36, born Potter Heigham, Norfolk, occupation: groomWilliam Beevor, groomBullfinches1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Emily Sarah Beevor, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Pimlico, LondonEmily Sarah Beevor
William Joseph Beevor, M, Son, age 9, born Rotherfield, Sussex, occupation: scholarWilliam Joseph Beevor
Robert Beevor, M, Son, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex, occupation: scholarRobert Beevor
Alice Mary Beevor, F, Daughter, age 2, born Rotherfield, SussexAlice Mary Beevor

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Groombridge, M, Head, married, age 44, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Groombridge, farm labourerBullfinches1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Alice Mary Groombridge, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Hoxton, LondonAlice Mary Groombridge [Novell]
Arthur George Groombridge, M, Son, age 11, born Peckham, London; occupation: scholarArthur George Groombridge
Alice Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 6, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarAlice Groombridge
Annie Kate Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 3, born Rotherfield, SussexAnnie Kate Groombridge
William Henry Hatcher, M, Lodger, single, age 21, born Alderbury, Wiltshire; occupation: gargener's assistantWilliam Henry Hatcher

c 1899Leyswood, Bullfinches, Motts Farm & Holden, Sussex - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyBullfinches

2nd Apr 1911CensusWilliam Turner, M, Head, married, age 69, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Turner, farm labourerBullfinches Cottages, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Turner, F, Wife, married 45 years, age 67, born Framfield, SussexElizabeth Turner [Campbell]

2nd Apr 1911CensusAlbert Diplock, M, Head, married, age 58, born Chailey, Sussex; occupation: carter on farmAlbert Diplock, carter on farmBullfinches Farm, Groombridge1911 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
Louisa Diplock, F, Wife, married 20 years, age 57, born Burgess Hill, SussexLouisa Diplock
Ethel Diplock, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Burgess Hill, Sussex; occupation: nurseEthel Diplock
Albert Diplock, M, Son, single, age 18, born Burgess Hill, Sussex; occupation: carter's mateAlbert Diplock
Gordon Diplock, M, Son, single, age 16, born Burgess Hill, SussexGordon Diplock
Cecil Diplock, M, Son, single, age 13, born Burgess Hill, Sussex; occupation: schoolCecil Diplock
Alexander Fuller, F, Stepsister, single, age 27, born Matfield, Kent; occupation: nursery gardenerAlexander Fuller


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