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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
Son; occupation: studentCharles H. Hitchings
Servant; occupation: cookElizabeth Leach
Visitor; occupation RETIRED CHEMISTWilliam Treacher
VisitorMary Treacher
Servant; occupation GENERAL SERVANTMargaret Vidler
Servant; occupation: house servantHarriet Wallis [Teasdale]
Servant; occupation: coachmanJames Wallis, coachman
Sister; 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
Sarah Ann Barrow, F, Wife, married, age 51, born BrightonSarah Ann Barrow [Ticehurst]
Eliza Barrow, F, Daughter, single, age 21, born WadhurstEliza Barrow
John Barrow, M, Son, single, age 19, born WadhurstJohn Barrow
Alfred Barrow, M, Son, single, age 16, born Wadhurst, occupation: plumber and painterAlfred Barrow
Frank Barrow, M, Son, age 14, born WadhurstFrank Barrow
Bessie Barrow, F, Daughter, age 12, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarBessie Barrow
Walter 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
Eulielia Wace, F, Wife, married, age 73, born LondonEulielia Wace
Mary Ann Markwick, F, Cook, single, age 40, born Uckfield; occupation: domestic servantMary Ann Markwick
Sarah Hawes, F, Parlourmaid, single, age 24, born Tunbridge Wells; occupation: domestic servantSarah Hawes
Eliza Hawkins, F, Housemaid, single, age 17, born Bexhill; occupation: domestic servantEliza Hawkins
Sarah Ann Rogers, F, Kitchenmaid, single, age 19, born Sandhurst; occupation: domestic servantSarah Ann Rogers

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