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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 56

Historical records

1523 to 1690HistoryLittle DurgatesWace's Wadhurst
Durgates comprised two farms of 233 acres and 161 acres. "Great Durgates" curiously enough went with the smaller farm; and much of it still stands we believe as Durgates Lodge. The Subsidy Roll of 1523 shows J. Luck as owner. That family held the property till 1690.

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerJohn Baldwin, farm labourerLittle Durgate1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeEliza Baldwin [Oliver]
Son; occupation: railway labourerWilliam Baldwin
Son; occupation: farm labourerJoel Baldwin
Son; occupation: scholarDaniel Baldwin, road labourer
DaughterMary A. J. Baldwin

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 5 people; occupation FARMERWilliam TobettLittle Durgate1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Ann Tobett
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARHephzebah Tobett
Son; occupation SCHOLARRobert Tobett
Son; occupation SCHOLARHenry Tobett
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARFanny Tobett
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARMary A. Tobett
Son; occupation SCHOLARFrank Tobett
Servant, occupation: farm labourerCharles Beany
Servant; occupation: farm labourerEdward Brown
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJames Goodman
Visitor; occupation: civil engineerEdward Harrison
Servant; occupation: farm labourerEdward Kitchenham
Servant; occupation HOUSE SERVANTEliza Weeks

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GARDENERWilliam RansleyLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeElizabeth Ransley
Visitor, occupation: visitorIsaac Ballard

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerFrancis ManktelowLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeAchsah Manktellow [Spice]
Son; occupation: farm labourerJohn Manktellow
Lodger; widowed; occupation: pauperJames Taylor

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 6 people; occupation: carpenterThomas Husher, carpenterLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeSarah Husher
Daughter; occupation: scholarNahomy Husher

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GROCERWilliam PlayfootLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeEmma Playfoot
DaughterMary A. Playfoot

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: carpenter journeymanThomas Husher, carpenter journeymanLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMargaret Husher

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: coachmanCharles Blake, coachmanLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeJane Blake
Daughter, occupation: scholarJane Blake
Daughter, occupation: scholarAnn Blake
Daughter, occupation: scholarMary Blake
Daughter, occupation: scholarElizabeth Blake

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GROCERJohn PlayfootLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Sister; occupation HousekeeperElizabeth Playfoot
Visitor; occupation: visitorCatherine Taylor

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: master carpenterJames Husher, master carpenterLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeAnnah Husher
DaughterAnnah Husher
DaughterMary Husher
DaughterMartha Husher

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation PAUPERWilliam TompkinLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Wife; occupation PAUPERAnn Tompkin
Son; occupation Farm labourerRobert Tompkin

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, widowed, occupation: retired farmerRhoda CaveyLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Son, occupation: butcherWilliam Cavey

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: carterJames H. Towner, carterLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeFanny Towner

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerEdward Blackman, farm labourerLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMaria Blackman
Son, occupation: farm labourerHorace Blackman
Son, occupation: scholarWilliam Blackman

30th Mar 1851CensusHeadMary A. CrookLittle Durgates Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
SonThomas Crook
Lodger, occupation: railway labourerWilliam Crook
Lodger; occupation: railway labourerHenry Eason
Lodger; occupation Railway labourerWilliam Wilcox

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry B. Langmore, M, Head, married, age 61, born LondonHenry B. LangmoreLittle Durgates1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Jane P. Langmore, F, Wife, married, age 53, born LondonJane P. Langmore
Lilian E.C. Langmore, F, Daughter, age 15, born Edenbridge; occupation: scholarLilian E.C. Langmore
Grace R. Langmore, F, Daughter, age 12, born Edenbridge; occupation: scholarGrace R. Langmore
Elizabeth Dyke, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Wiltshire; occupation: parlour maidElizabeth Dyke
Alice Bosworth, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Leicestershire, occupation: housemaidAlice Bosworth
Emma Love, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Hampshire; occupation: cookEmma Love

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Smith, M, Head, married, age 31, born Wadhurst; occupation: carmanGeorge Smith, carmanLittle Durgates Cottage1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Bertha A. Smith, F, Wife, married, age 33, born WadhurstBertha A. Smith
Joseph G. Smith, M, Son, age 7, born WadhurstJoseph G. Smith
John A. Smith, M, Son, age 5, born WadhurstJohn A. Smith
Bertha A. Smith, F, Daughter, age 3, born WadhurstBertha A. Smith
Fanny Smith, F, Daughter, age 8 m, born WadhurstFanny Smith

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