The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Buckhurst Lodge  Mark Cross Road    Wadhurst  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 68

Historical records

1638HistoryBuckhurst LodgeWace's Wadhurst
Buckhurst Lodge Estate - The land lying both north and south of the Mark Cross Road was in 1638 owned by Hodgson, of Framfield. His sister married a Culpepper, and their daughter carried the property by marriage to Sir Robert Fagg.

c 1825Mark Cross, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBuckhurst Farm

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 4 people; occupation: farmerSamuel Gibb, farmerBuckhurst Wood1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Gibb
DaughterLois Gibb
Daughter; occupation: scholarSarah Gibb
Son; occupation: scholarJohn Gibb
DaughterCaroline Gibb
DaughterRebecca Gibb
DaughterMary Gibb
Servant; occupation: farm labourerThomas Medhurst
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJacob Rumens [Dobell], farm labourer
Servant; occupation: house servantMary Ann Smith

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 2 people; occupation: farmerWilliam Francis, farmerLittle Buckhurst1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Francis
Son; occupation: carpenter's apprenticeWilliam Francis
DaughterRuth Francis
SonHenry Francis
SonJacob Francis
SonLeonard Francis
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJohn Baldwin
Servant; occupation: farm labourerHenry Guess

1869HistoryBuckhurst LodgeWace's Wadhurst
It has been much enlarged since 1869, and has passed through the, hands of Canning, Knowles, Hibbert, Sinclair, Walker, and Venables.

c 1875East of Mark Cross, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBuckhurst Lodge

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam F. Walker, M, Head, married, age 44, born Suffolk; occupation CaptainWilliam F. WalkerBuckhurst Lodge1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Janet Walker, F, Wife, married, age 39, born SouthwickJanet Walker
Margueretta Walker, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born KentMargueretta Walker
Florence J. Walker, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Brighton; occupation ScholarFlorence J. Walker
Frank H. Walker, M, Son, age 10, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarFrank H. Walker
Violet B.F.M. Walker, F, Daughter, age 6, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarViolet B.F.M. Walker
Claude T. M. Walker, M, Son, age 5, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarClaude T. M. Walker
Lilian B.G. Walker, F, Daughter, age 4, born France; occupation ScholarLilian B.G. Walker
Harriet Ellis, F, Servant, single, age 29, born Hawkhurst; occupation: cookHarriet Ellis
Martha Hopkinson, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Hampshire; occupation: housemaidMartha Hopkinson
Gertrude Dixon, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Cambridgeshire; occupation: parlour maidGertrude Dixon

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