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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1902Historical Notes of Withyham, Hartfield and Ashdown Forest by C. N. Suttonp. 167

Historical records

1714Occupation TenantNathaniel TurnerAlksfordSutton's Historical Notes

1739Occupation TenantWidow TurnerAlksfordSutton's Historical Notes

1742Occupation TenantPhilip TurnerAlksfordSutton's Historical Notes

1782Occupation TenantMrs TurnerAlksfordSutton's Historical Notes

1784Occupation TenantPhilip TurnerAlksfordSutton's Historical Notes

1791Occupation TenantJohn TuckAlksfordSutton's Historical Notes

1796Occupation TenantSusanna TuckAlksfordSutton's Historical Notes

1803Occupation TenantJames PatchingAlksfordSutton's Historical Notes

1838CensusHead; occupation FarmerThomas PatchingAlksford Farm1838 Census
Motts Mill, Sussex

1838Occupation TenantThomas PatchingAlksfordSutton's Historical Notes

6th Jun 1841CensusWalter Chewter, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation Shoe makerWilliam Chewter, shoe makerAlksford1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Ann Chewter, F, [Wife], age 50 to 54, born SussexAnn Chewter
Thomas Chewter, M, [Son], age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation Shoe makerThomas Chewter, shoe maker
Elizabeth Chewter, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexElizabeth Chewter
Ellenor Chewter, F, [Daughter], age 12, born SussexEleanor Dadswell [Chewter]
Amos Chewter, M, [Son], age 10, born SussexAmos Chewter

6th Jun 1841CensusLydia Patching, F, Head, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation IndependentLydia PatchingAlksford1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Thomas Patching, M, [Son], age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation FarmerThomas Patching
Sarah Bates, F, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: independentSarah Bates
Henry Curd, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex; occupation: servantHenry Curd
William Clifton, M, age 15 to 19, born Sussex, occupation: servantWilliam Clifton
Thomas Turner, M, age 14, born Sussex; occupation: servantThomas Turner, farm labourer
Ann Crowhurst, F, age 15 to 19, born Sussex; occupation ServantAnn Crowhurst

6th Jun 1841CensusJoseph Akehurst, M, Head, age 30 to 34, born Sussex; occupation Farm labourerJoseph Akehurst, farm labourerAksford1841 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Akehurst, F, [Wife], age 25 to 29, born SussexMary Akehurst [Avis]
William Turner, M, age 70 to 74, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Turner, labourer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation FarmerThomas PatchingAlksford1851 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mother, widowedLydia Patching
Servant; occupation: house servantMary Bowra
Servant; occupation: house servantMary Newington
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Allen, farm labourer
Servant, occupation: farm labourerRichard Care, farm labourer

1867Directory entryPatching Thomas, farmer & landowner, Alkesford farmAlkesford farmPost Office Directory

1874Directory entryPatching Thomas, farmer & landowner, Alkesford farmAlkesford farmPost Office Directory

c 1875Buckhurst Park, Hendal Bridge & Motts Mill, South East of Withyham - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyAlkesford Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusThos. Patching, M, Head, single, age 73, born Withyham; occupation FarmerThomas PatchingAlksford Farm1881 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Jane Huggett, F, Servant, single, age 38, born Penshurst; occupation: housekeeperJane Huggett
Eliz. Hudson, F, Servant, age 15, born East Grinstead; occupation Domestic servantElizabeth Hudson

1882Directory entryPatching Thomas, farmer & landowner, Alkesford farmAlkesford farmKelly's Directory

1891Occupation TenantEdward BatesAlksfordSutton's Historical Notes

5th Apr 1891CensusThomas Patching, M, Head, single, age 83, born Withyham, Sussex; occupation: FarmerThomas PatchingAlksford1891 Census
Withyham, Sussex
Mary Patching, F, Niece, single, age 44, born Brasted, KentMary Patching
Jane H Huggett, F, Housekeeper, single, age 48, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: housekeeperJane H Huggett
Edith Maynes, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Manchester; occupation: general domestic servantEdith Maynes

1896Occupation OwnerMrs BatesAlksfordSutton's Historical Notes

2nd Apr 1911CensusSarah Bates, F, Head, widow, age 71, born Chiddington, Kent; occupation: private meansSarah Bates, private meansAlksford, Withyham1911 Census
Withyham and Groombridge, Sussex
Nellie Louisa Bates, F, Daughter, married, age 35, born Chatham, KentNellie Louisa Bates
Amy Windermer, F, Daughter, married, age 33, born Chatham, KentAmy Windermer
Nellie Marion Bates, F, Granddaughter, age 2, born Shalford, SurreyNellie Marion Bates
Olive Windermer, F, Granddaughter, age 6 months, born Surbiton, SurreyOlive Windermer
Alice Rachel Ekberg Pope, F, Companion, single, age 32, born Frittenden, Kent; occupation: lady's companionAlice Rachel Ekberg Pope

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