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Faircrouch  Faircrouch road    Wadhurst  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 71

Historical records

1555 to 1578HistoryFaircrouchWace's Wadhurst
The Subsidy Rolls of 1555 and 1578, however, show a Barham assessed for "Fayererouche," probably for the land and iron works.

1611HistoryFaircrouchWace's Wadhurst
The property which gave its name to this part of the parish cannot have been the house now called Faircrouch, the greater part of which dates only from the middle of last Century. This stands certainly on the site of what once was "one of the finest houses in the neighbourhood." But that takes us no further back than 1611 when a London Merchant named Edwardes built it.

1692HistoryFaircrouchWace's Wadhurst
Edwardes's daughter, Susan, married Giles Strangways of Melbury Sampford, in Dorset. Giles Strangways son succeeded to Faircrouch, but had to sell it to Peter Gott, Receiver General for Sussex. Gott lived there till 1692 and then sold it to William Benge.

1700 to 1800HistoryFaircrouchWace's Wadhurst
In the next 100 years Faircrouch passed through the hands of eight persons. The last were two brothers named Beven, who farmed the land for several years, but in 1810 sold it to James Bellamy of a Wisbeach firm of Solicitors, who were somehow concerned in the disposal of several other old Wadhurst properties

c 1724Eridge Park, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenFaircrouch

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

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

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

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation farm labourerThomas Atwood, farm labourerFaircrouch Green1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
DaughterMary Ann Atwood
Son; occupation farm labourerJames Atwood
DaughterEllen Atwood
SonThomas Atwood

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: gamekeeperJohn Daw, gamekeeperFaircrouch Green1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeBarbary Daw
Daughter; occupation: scholarElizabeth Daw
Daughter; occupation: scholarSusannah Daw
Daughter; occupation: scholarEllen Daw
Daughter; occupation: scholarEmily Daw
Lodger, widowed, occupation: pauperRobert Bentlett

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerPeter Huntley, farm labourerLittle Faircrouch1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Huntley
Son; occupation: farm labourerJohn Huntley
Daughter; occupation: scholarCharity Huntley

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: carpenterHenry Rogers, carpenterLittle Faircrouch1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Rogers [Goodman]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Baldwin, farmerLittle Faircrouch1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeEllen Baldwin [Holmwood]
SonJames Baldwin
DaughterSarah Ann Frost [Baldwin]

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation Farm labourer and BEER RETAILERGeorge SaxbyLittle Faircrouch1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeAnn Saxby
SonThomas Saxby
SonJames Saxby
Sister; occupation HOUSE SERVANTAngelina Saxby
Brother; occupation Farm labourerSpencer Saxby
Brother; occupation Farm labourerThomas Saxby

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJames H. Burgess, farm labourerLittle Faircrouch1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeSilvy C. Burgess
SonCharles Burgess
SonJohn Burgess

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerJohn Bones, farm labourerLittle Faircrouch1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeEliza Bones [Mitchell]
Son, occupation: farm labourerAlfred Bones
VisitorEsther Hickmott

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation PAUPERSarah TommasFaircrouch1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
DaughterSarah Tommas
Son; occupation Farm labourerIsaac Tommas
DaughterFrances Tommas
SonJames Tommas
SonJesse Tommas
SonJasper Tommas
SonJosiah Tommas

1860HistoryFaircrouchWace's Wadhurst
W. Acworth, bought Faircrouch house of them, and sold it in 1860 to Walter Prideaux of Goldsmith's Hall, London, who practically rebuilt it.

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusSimon Lade, M, Head, married, age 59, born Mayfield; occupation: carpenterSimon LadeFaircrouch Cottages1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Harriett Lade, F, Wife, married, age 49, born StaplehurstHarriett Lade
Jabez Lade, M, Son, age 19, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerJabez Lade
John Lade, M, Son, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarJohn Lade

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Avis, M, Head, married, age 59, born Frant; occupation: gardenerWilliam Avis, gardenerFaircrouch Cottages1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Sarah Ann Avis, F, Wife, married, age 54, born HellinglySarah Ann Avis

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdmund Goldsmith, M, Head, widowed, age 72, born Warbleton; occupation: farm labourerEdmund Goldsmith, farmerFaircrouch Cottages1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
James Wickham, M, Grandson In Law, married, age 26, born Ticehurst; occupation Farm LabourerJames Wickham
Phebe Wickham, F, Granddaughter, married, age 22, born Wadhurst; occupation HousekeeperPhoebe Wickham [Goldsmith]
Alice C. Wickham, F, Great Granddaughter, age 5 m, born WadhurstAlice Clara Wickham
Michael D. Goldsmith, M, Grand Son, single, age 19, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerMichael David Goldsmith

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Richardson, M, Head, married, age 72, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm LabourerThomas RichardsonFaircrouch Cottages1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Harriett Richardson, F, Wife, married, age 71, born WarehorneHarriett Richardson

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