The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Lower Spring Gardens Farm      Maresfield  
Historical records

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Holmwood, M, Head, age 40 to 44, born Sussex; occupation: farmerWilliam Holmwood, farmerSpring Gardens1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Frances Holmwood, F, [Wife], age 45 to 49, born SussexFrances Holmwood [Walter] [Funnell]
John Holmwood [Walter], M, [StepSon], age 15 to 19, born SussexJohn Walter
Ann Turk, F, age 16, born Sussex; occupation: servantAnne Baker [Turk]

6th Jun 1841CensusAlfred Moon, M, Head, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Moon, farm labourerSpring Gardens1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Elizabeth Moon, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexElizabeth Moon [Lewry]
Thomas Moon, M, [Son], age 1, born SussexThomas Moon

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Leonard, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation Shoe makerThomas Leonard, shoemakerSpring Gardens1841 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Susan Leonard, F, [Wife], age 30 to 34, born SussexSusan Leonard
Leo Leonard, M, [Son], age 11, born SussexLeo Leonard
Thomas Leonard, M, [Son], age 6, born SussexThomas Leonard
Martha Leonard, F, [Mother], age 63, born Sussex; occupation Needle womanMartha Leonard [Bishop]
Lucy Leonard, F, [Relation], age 16, born Sussex; occupation ServantLucy Leonard

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, employs 1 person; occupation: farmerWilliam Holmwood, farmerLower Spring Gardens1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeFrances Holmwood [Walter] [Funnell]
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJohn Tester, road man
Servant; occupation: general servantCharlotte Best [Brown]
Step son; occupation Farm LabourerJohn Walter
Grand-sonJames Walter

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: bricklayerHenry Haiselden, bricklayerLower Spring Gardens1851 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
WifeSophia Haiselden
Son; occupation: scholarEdwin Haiselden
DaughterEsther Haiselden

1874Directory entryDiplock Jas., farmer, Low. Spring gardensLow. Spring gardensPost Office Directory

c 1875RecollectionsJames Diplock, farmerLower Spring GardensAshdown 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:

Diplock, James. Farmer, aged 49. Owns about 40 acres called Lower Spring Gardens. Bought it 17 years ago. Part is copyhold (3 tenements) of Duddleswell Manor paying Quit rent of 10s., 2s. 6d., and Is. His Grandfather owned land close by called Mailing Down, about 50 acres, and his Father after him.


c 1875Fairwarp, Hendall, Lampool and Whitehouse, North of Maresfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyLower Spring-garden

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Diplock, M, Head, married, age 54, born Fletching, employs 1 labourer; occupation: farmerJames Diplock, farmerLower Spring Gardens1881 Census
Maresfield, Sussex
Mary Diplock, F, Wife, married, age 52, born FletchingMary Diplock [Carr]
Emily S. Diplock, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born MaresfieldEmily S. Diplock
Esther Diplock, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born MaresfieldEsther Diplock
Henry T. Diplock, M, Son, single, age 17, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerHenry T. Diplock
Albert Diplock, M, Son, age 15, born Maresfield; occupation: farm labourerAlbert Diplock
Ada M. Diplock, F, Daughter, age 9, born Maresfield; occupation: scholarAda M. Diplock

1882Directory entryDiplock Jas. farmer, Lower Spring gardensLower Spring gardensKelly's Directory

1888Directory entryDiplock, James, farmer and surveyor, Lower Spring gardensLower Spring gardensBrooker's Guide

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