Bletchingley Colgates

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Lois Elsden

In 1841 there was only one Colgate living in the area, Henry who was born in 1816. he was living at Leyfield Farm Chipstead which was about 2hours walk away; a married couple farmed there, James and Lucy Brown and their little new born daughter, Lucy Ann, along with several young people,  15 year old Rachel Allen who was a servant, 14 year olds Cornelius Bundle and Henry Troughton, and 20 year old David Collins who were agricultural labourers on the farm. This Henry seems to disappear by the next census, unless he became a wood cutter in east Sussex, or a grocer or draper in Dartford!

In 1851 in Brewer Street, Bletchingley, Henry Colgate from Tonbridge was living with his wife Charlotte, née Jeal, and their three little children, Mary, 4,  Martin, 3 and Henry born that year. Charlotte had probably moved from her home in Horley to work as a servant for Mr and…

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