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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 57; p. 117

Historical records

c 1745HistoryHill HouseWace's Wadhurst
Things came to a head with Samuel Bush (Vicar 1743-1783). When first appointed he lodged at the present Vicarage with the then owner [John] Legas, who was at that time building the present Hill House for himself. On Legas moving to that, he let the Vicar stay on as his tenant; but they quarrelled, and Legas a few months before he died turned him out. Bush was then on bad terms with the principal land owners over tithe payments, and found much difficulty in housing himself. Indeed for some time he was refused even a sitting in the Church. W. Gurr admitted him at last to Little Pell, but they too fell out.

1751HistoryHill HouseWace's Wadhurst
On his [John Legas] death the house went to a brother Paul, and then to a son John, who left all the landed property to his four sisters. They sold it, and Frances Legas bought Hill House as her share.

c 1825HistoryHill HouseWace's Wadhurst
Under her [Frances Legas] will it was sold, and bought just 100 years ago by Thos. Wace, a London merchant of Oxfordshire origin, who left it to his nephew, the Rev. R. H. Wace.

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation ANNUITANTElizabeth S. WaceHill House1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
30th Mar 1851CensusSon; occupation: studentCharles H. Hitchings
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation: cookElizabeth Leach
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitor; occupation RETIRED CHEMISTWilliam Treacher
30th Mar 1851CensusVisitorMary Treacher
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation GENERAL SERVANTMargaret Vidler
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation HOUSE SERVANTHarriet Wallis
30th Mar 1851CensusServant; occupation COACHMANJames Wallis
30th Mar 1851CensusSister; widowed; occupation ANNUITANTAnn S. Wheeler

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Barrow, M, Head, married, age 54, born Ticehurst, occupation: farmerJoseph Barrow, farmerHill House Farm1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Ann Barrow, F, Wife, married, age 51, born BrightonSarah Ann Barrow [Ticehurst]
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Barrow, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born WadhurstEliza Barrow
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Barrow, M, Son, single, age 19, born WadhurstJohn Barrow
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Barrow, M, Son, single, age 16, born Wadhurst, occupation: plumber and painterAlfred Barrow
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrank Barrow, M, Son, age 14, born WadhurstFrank Barrow
3rd Apr 1881CensusBessie Barrow, F, Daughter, age 12, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarBessie Barrow
3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter Barrow, M, Son, age 8, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarWalter Barrow

3rd Apr 1881CensusRichard Henry Wace, M, Head, married, age 77, born London; occupation Clergyman Without Cure Of SoulsRichard Henry WaceHill House1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
3rd Apr 1881CensusEulielia Wace, F, Wife, married, age 73, born LondonEulielia Wace
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Markwick, F, Cook, single, age 40, born Uckfield; occupation: domestic servantMary Ann Markwick
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Hawes, F, Parlourmaid, single, age 24, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: domestic servantSarah Hawes
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza Hawkins, F, Housemaid, single, age 17, born Bexhill; occupation: domestic servantEliza Hawkins
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Ann Rogers, F, Kitchenmaid, single, age 19, born Sandhurst; occupation: domestic servantSarah Ann Rogers

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