The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex

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Bivelham [a.k.a. Byvelham, Bibleham] Farm  Witherenden Road  Bibleham  Mayfield  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1869Mayfield by William Durrant Cooper, F.S.A., V.P. ⇒ p. 14
1870A Compendious History of Sussex - Volume II. by Mark Antony Lower, M.A.p. 46
1928Rotherfield - The Story of some Wealden Manors by Catharine Pulleinp. 14; p. 151
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 295

Historical records

1295Tax listTax - 12dMatilda de ByvyhamByvyham [now Bibleham]

c 1724Mayfield, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenBibleham

1763A New Map of [North] SussexA New Map of [North] Sussex by Thomas KitchinBiblehamThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.

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

6th Jun 1841CensusJohn Gorringe, M, Head, age 50 to 54, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Gorringe, farm labourerByvellham1841 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Sarah Gorringe, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexSarah Gorringe
William Gorringe, M, [Son], age 15 to 19, born SussexWilliam Gorringe
Elenor Gorringe, F, [Daughter], age 13, born SussexElenor Gorringe
Alfred Gorringe, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexAlfred Gorringe
Harriot Jenner, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerHarriot Jenner

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Luck, farm labourerBivelham1851 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Luck [Hazleden]

1874Directory entryHyland Stephen, farmer, BivelhamBivelhamPost Office Directory

c 1875Bivelham, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBivelham Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Hyland, M, Head, married, age 24, born Burwash; occupation: farm bailiffJohn Hyland, farm bailiffBibelham1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Alma Hyland, F, Wife, married, age 24, born HeathfieldAlma Hyland
Cate Hyland, F, Daughter, age 2, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarKate Hyland
Stephen Hyland, M, Son, age 1, born MayfieldStephen Spencer Hyland

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Hyland, M, Head, married, age 54, born Ticehurst, employs 5 men and 3 boys; occupation: farmerStephen HylandBibelham1881 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Philadelphia Hyland, F, Wife, married, age 51, born WadhurstPhiladelphia Hyland
Victoria Hyland, F, Daughter, age 10, born Heathfield; occupation: scholarVictoria Hyland
Mabaloth Baldock, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Heathfield, occupation: domestic servantMabaloth Baldock
Daniel Pankhurst, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Mayfield; occupation Farm servantDaniel Pankhurst
Henry Lawrence, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Heathfield; occupation: farm servantHenry Lawrence

1882Directory entryHyland Stephen, farmer, BivelhamBivelhamKelly's Directory

5th Apr 1891CensusJohn Hyland, M, Head, married, age 34, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: farmerJohn Hyland, farm bailiffBivelham1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Alma Hyland, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Heathfield, SussexAlma Hyland
Stephen Spencer Hyland, M, Son, age 11, born Mayfield, SussexStephen Spencer Hyland
Kate Hyland, F, Daughter, age 12, born Mayfield, SussexKate Hyland
Frank Hyland, M, Son, age 8, born Mayfield, SussexFrank Hyland
Philadelpia Hyland, F, Stepmother, widowed, age 61, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: living on own meansPhiladelpia Hyland
Sarah Christer, F, Aunt, widowed, age 71, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: living on own meansSarah Christer

5th Apr 1891CensusGeorge Laurance, M, Head, widowed, age 55, born Tenterden, Kent; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Laurance, farm labourerBivelham Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Sophia Laurance, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: house keeperSophia Laurance
Thomas Laurance, M, Son, single, age 20, born Ringmer, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerThomas Laurance
William Laurance, M, Son, single, age 18, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Laurance
Minnie Laurance, F, Granddaughter, age 2, born Mayfield, SussexMinnie Laurance

5th Apr 1891CensusSpencer James Muddle, M, Head, married, age 27, born Buxted, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerSpencer James MuddleBivelham Cottage1891 Census
Mayfield, Sussex
Harriett Louis Muddle, F, Wife, married, age 20, born Heathfield, SussexHarriett Louis Muddle

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