The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1931Wealden Iron by Ernest Straker ⇒ p. 264
1947Frant - A Parish History by Henry S. Eeles ⇒ p. 211; p. 219

Historical records

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

6th Jun 1841CensusStephen Jones, M, Head, age 44; occupation: millerStephen Jones, millerBenhall Mill1841 Census
Frant, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSylvia Jones, F, [Wife], age 39, born SussexSylvia Jones
6th Jun 1841CensusMary Ann Funnell, F, age 18, born Sussex; occupation: servantMary Ann Funnell
6th Jun 1841CensusCharles Butwish, M, age 20 to 24, born Sussex, occupation: servantCharles Butwish
6th Jun 1841CensusSamuell Seamer, M, age 18, born Sussex; occupation ServantSamuell Seamer

6th Jun 1841CensusWilliam Pilbeam, M, Head, age 60 to 64, born Sussex; occupation LabourerWilliam Pilbeam, labourerBenhall Cottages1841 Census
Frant, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSarah Pilbeam, F, [Wife], age 56, born SussexSarah Pilbeam [Tickner]
6th Jun 1841CensusHarriott Pilbeam, F, [Daughter], age 24, born SussexHarriott Pilbeam

6th Jun 1841CensusJacob Humphrey, M, Head, age 28, born Sussex; occupation Miller journeymanJacob Humphrey, miller journeymanBenhall Cottages1841 Census
Frant, Sussex
6th Jun 1841CensusSophia Humphrey, F, [Wife], age 26, born SussexSophia Humphrey [Manktellow]
6th Jun 1841CensusFanny Humphrey, F, [Daughter], age 2, born SussexFanny Humphrey
6th Jun 1841CensusElizabeth Humphrey, F, [Mother], age 50 to 54, born SussexElizabeth Humphrey [Twopenney]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation RETIRED FARMERJohn SmithBenhall1851 Census
Frant, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeHannah Smith
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation ASSISTANT HOUSEKEEPERWinifred Smith
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; employs 2 people; occupation FARMERChristopher Smith
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; employs 2 people; occupation MILLERHenry Smith
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation SERVANTLouisa Smith
30th Mar 1851CensusGrand-son; occupation Miller's apprenticeWilliam Riburt
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitor; occupation: dressmakerLouisa Lockett

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation MILLERTilden SmithBenhall Cottage1851 Census
Frant, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusWifeHannah Smith
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation SCHOLARHenry Smith
30th Mar 1851CensusDaughter; occupation SCHOLARHannah Smith
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation SCHOLARAlbart Smith
30th Mar 1851CensusSonTilden Smith
30th Mar 1851CensusSonPeter Smith

7th Apr 1861CensusHenry Smith, M, Head, married, age 36, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: miller and farmer of 80 acres employing 5 men and 2 boysHenry Smith, miller and farmerBenhall Mill1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusEleanor Smith, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Wrotham, KentEleanor Smith
7th Apr 1861CensusTopsy Smith, F, Daughter, age 6, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarTopsy Smith
7th Apr 1861CensusCharles Smith, M, Son, age 4, born Frant, SussexCharles Smith
7th Apr 1861CensusNancy Smith, F, Daughter, age 2, born Frant, SussexNancy Smith
7th Apr 1861CensusEmma Smith, F, Daughter, age 8m, born Frant, SussexEmma Smith
7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Smith, M, Father, widowed, age 83, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: formerly a farmerJohn Smith
7th Apr 1861CensusWinifred Smith, F, Sister, single, age 49, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: maid of all workWinifred Smith
7th Apr 1861CensusCaleb Molineux, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerCaleb Molineux, farm labourer
7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Adams, M, Servant, single, age 14, born Robertsbridge, Sussex; occupation: carterJohn Adams, carter

7th Apr 1861CensusTilden Pont, M, Head, married, age 27, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: miller's grinderTilden Pont, miller's grinderBenhall Cottage1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusSarah Pont, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Waldron, SussexSarah Pont
7th Apr 1861CensusEmily Pont, F, Daughter, age 7, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmily Pont
7th Apr 1861CensusSarah Pont, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholarSarah Pont
7th Apr 1861CensusFrederick Pont, M, Son, age 3, born Frant, SussexFrederick Pont

7th Apr 1861CensusJohn Powell, M, Head, married, age 57, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerJohn Powell, farm labourerBenhall Cottage1861 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
7th Apr 1861CensusHarriet Powell, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Rotherfield, SussexHarriet Powell
7th Apr 1861CensusWalter Powell, M, Son, single, age 22, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerWalter Powell
7th Apr 1861CensusDorkus Cheeseman, F, Boarder, age 6, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: nurse childDorkus Cheeseman

1867Directory entrySmith Christopher & Henry, millers, Benhall millBenhall millPost Office Directory

2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Smith, M, Head, married, age 45, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: farmer of 80 acres employing 3 labourers and 2 boysHenry Smith, farmerBenhall Mill1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusEleanor Smith, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Wrotham, KentEleanor Smith
2nd Apr 1871CensusEllen Smith, F, Daughter, age 16, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarEllen Smith
2nd Apr 1871CensusCharles Smith, M, Son, age 13, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarCharles Smith
2nd Apr 1871CensusNancy Smith, F, Daughter, age 11, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarNancy Smith
2nd Apr 1871CensusEmma Smith, F, Daughter, age 9, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarEmma Smith
2nd Apr 1871CensusEva Smith, F, Daughter, age 5, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarEva Smith
2nd Apr 1871CensusJohn Smith, M, Son, age 1, born Frant, SussexJohn Smith
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Smith, F, Daughter, age 1, born Frant, SussexMary Smith
2nd Apr 1871CensusWinifred Smith, F, Sister, single, age 60, born Ore, SussexWinifred Smith
2nd Apr 1871CensusAnn Fry, F, Servant, age 16, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: general servantAnn Fry
2nd Apr 1871CensusFrederick Groves, M, Servant, age 16, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: farm servantFred Groves, labourer

2nd Apr 1871CensusEdward Rogers, M, Head, married, age 39, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourerEdward Rogers, farm labourer and shoemakerIvy Cottage, Benhall1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusMary Ann Rogers, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Mayfield, SussexMary Ann Rogers [Britt]
2nd Apr 1871CensusHenry Edwd Rogers, M, Son, age 9, born Buxted, SussexHenry Edward Rogers
2nd Apr 1871CensusKate Rogers, F, Daughter, age 6, born Pembury, KentKate Rogers
2nd Apr 1871CensusEdwin Thos Rogers, M, Son, age 2, born Pembury, KentEdwin Thomas Rogers
2nd Apr 1871CensusThomas E Beven, M, Boarder, single, age 24, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: farm labourerThomas E. Beven

2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Tilden Pont, M, Head, married, age 37, born Dallington, Sussex; occupation: journeyman millerJames Tilden Pont, journeyman millerIvy Cottage, Benhall1871 Census
Frant and Tunbridge Wells, Sussex
2nd Apr 1871CensusSarah Pont, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: dressmakerSarah Pont
2nd Apr 1871CensusEmily Pont, F, Daughter, age 17, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: pupil teacherEmily Pont
2nd Apr 1871CensusWilliam F Pont, M, Son, age 12, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarWilliam F. Pont
2nd Apr 1871CensusJames Tilden Pont, M, Son, age 9, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: scholarJames Tilden Pont

1874Directory entrySmith Henry, miller, Benhall millBenhall millPost Office Directory

c 1875Bells Yew Green North and Hawkenbury, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBenhall

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Wallis, M, Head, married, age 29, born Mayfield; occupation Millers Grinder (Corn)Henry WallisBenhall Cottage1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary J. Wallis, F, Wife, married, age 24, born WadhurstMary J. Wallis
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharles H. Wallis, M, Son, age 1, born LindfieldCharles H. Wallis

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Hodge, M, Head, married, age 54, born Hawkhurst; occupation: farm labourerThomas Hodge, farm labourerBenhall Cottage1881 Census
Frant, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusElanor Hodge, F, Wife, married, age 48, born UckfieldElanor Hodge
3rd Apr 1881CensusPhiladelphia Hemsby, F, Servant, widowed, age 72, born Ewhurst; occupation: nursePhiladelphia Hemsby

1882Directory entrySmith Hy., miller (water), Benhall millBenhall millKelly's Directory

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