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Bucklandhill [a.k.a. Buckling Hill] Farm      Wadhurst  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 76

Historical records

1560HistoryBucklandhill [a.k.a. Buckling Hill] FarmWace's Wadhurst
Gate House was held with Bucklinghill Farm - 173 acres. The house was built about 1560 and was occupied by a yeoman family named Wood.

1582HistoryBucklandhill [a.k.a. Buckling Hill] FarmWace's Wadhurst
Buckling Hill Farm (now Buckland Hill) early in the 16th Century belonged to the family of Leveshotte or "Lessade". Nicholas of that name sold it to T. Bucher and Upton jointly. The latter, surviving Bucher, claimed the whole. Litigation in Chancery followed, ending in the Buchers selling their half, in 1582, to Wyborne of Bayhall. He mortgaged it in 1592 and later sold it with 60 acres. Five years later it is mentioned as in possession of W. Courthope, guardian of a Barham minor of Snape.

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

c 1825Wadhurst, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodBuckland Hill

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 3 people; occupation FARMERThomas RoseBuckland Hill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Rose
Son; occupation LabourerThomas Rose
Son; occupation CARPENTERGeorge Rose
Servant; occupation: servantHorace Guess
Servant; occupation: servantElizabeth Stevens

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerJames Cane, farm labourerLittle Buckland Mill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Son, occupation: farm labourerWilliam Cane
Son, occupation: farm labourerJames Cane
DaughterMaria Cane
Daughter, occupation: scholarCharity Cane
Son, occupation: scholarJohn Cane
Son, occupation: scholarGeorge Cane
Son, occupation: scholarJacob Cane

c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyBucklandhill Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Rose, M, Head, married, age 29, born Wadhurst; occupation GardenerGeorge RoseBuckland Hill Cottage1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Emily Rose, F, Wife, married, age 36, born NorfolkEmily Rose
George Henry Warren, M, Schoolmaster, single, age 20, born DevonGeorge Henry Warren

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Rose, M, Head, married, age 56, born Burwash, employs 2 labourers; occupation FarmerThomas RoseBuckland Hill Farm1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Sarah Rose, F, Wife, married, age 52, born TicehurstSarah Rose
Mary Ann Rose, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Wadhurst; occupation Domestic servantMary Ann Rose
Thomas Rose, M, Son, single, age 23, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerThomas Rose
Annie Matilda Rose, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Wadhurst; occupation Domestic servantAnnie Matilda Rose
Walter Chas. Rose, M, Son, single, age 17, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerWalter Chas. Rose
Albert Rose, M, Son, age 16, born Wadhurst, handicap: deaf and dumb; occupation Farm labourerAlbert Rose
Rosa Rose, F, Daughter, age 14, born Wadhurst; occupation Domestic servantRosa Rose
Kate Rose, F, Daughter, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarKate Rose
Alice Ellen Rose, F, Daughter, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarAlice Ellen Rose
Isabella Rose, F, Daughter, age 6, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarIsabella Rose

3rd Apr 1881CensusDaniel Spencer, M, Head, married, age 36, born Northamptonshire; occupation: school masterDaniel Spencer, school masterBuckland Hill Villa1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Elizabeth Spencer, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Channel IslandsElizabeth Spencer
Arthur Hy. Spencer, M, Son, age 7, born Tonbridge; occupation: scholarArthur Hy. Spencer
Isobella Maria Spencer, F, Daughter, age 5, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarIsobella Maria Spencer
Alice Elizabeth Spencer, F, Daughter, age 3, born WadhurstAlice Elizabeth Spencer
John George Spencer, M, Son, age 1, born WadhurstJohn George Spencer
Hannah Abrams, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Bath, Somerset; occupation domestic servantHannah Abrams

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Kingston, M, Head, married, age 25, born Northamptonshire; occupation: gardenerGeorge Kingston, gardenerBuckland Lodge1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Emma Mary Kingston, F, Wife, married, age 28, born HampshireEmma Mary Kingston

1903HistoryBucklandhill [a.k.a. Buckling Hill] FarmWace's Wadhurst
It was part of the Whiligh Estate in 1903, when by an exchange made with the Bayham Estate the property passed into the latter.

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