The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Marling Place    Tunbridge Wells Road  Wadhurst  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 74

Historical records

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: pauperEliza Baldwin [Spice]Marlpitt1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
DaughterFrances Baldwin
DaughterLydia Baldwin
SonEdward Baldwin
Son; occupation: labourerJessee Baldwin
Daughter; occupation: labourerElizabeth Baldwin
SonHorace Baldwin
DaughterEsther Baldwin

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: roadmanJames Weston, roadmanMarlpitt1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Weston [Waghorn]
Son; occupation: railway labourerJames Weston
DaughterMary Weston
DaughterAlice Weston
DaughterHarriet Weston
SonWilliam Weston
SonHorace Charles Weston
DaughterCaroline Weston
DaughterEmma Weston

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: stone masonJonathan Walliss, stone masonMarlpitt1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifePhiladelphia Walliss
Daughter-in-lawCaroline Francis
Lodger; occupation Railway labourerRobert Shore

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry J. Austen, M, Head, married, age 57, born Wadhurst; occupation: auctioneer, valuer and farmerHenry Jeffrey Austen, auctioneer, valuer and farmerMarling Place, Tunbrige Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Nancy Austen, F, Wife, married, age 57, born RotherfieldNancy Austen [Walter]
Emily Austen, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born WadhurstEmily Austen
Frank Austen, M, Son, single, age 22, born Wadhurst; occupation: autioneer and valuerFrank Austen
Minnie G. Austen, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born WadhurstMinnie Gertrude Austen
Newton Austen, M, Son, age 17, born Wadhurst; occupation: auctioneer's clerkNewton Taylor Austen
Minnie Blackman, F, Servant, age 13, born Holtye, occupation: domestic servantMinnie Blackman

25th Oct 1887DeathHenry Jeffrey Austen, auctioneer, valuer and farmerMarling PlaceFred Harman

SUDDEN DEATH OF MR. H.J. AUSTEN - With feeling of profound regret we have to record the death of Mr. Henry Jeffrey Austen, Auctioneer, which occurred very suddenly on Friday last night. Mr. Austen was in his usual health of Friday morning, and proceeded to his business as usual, which on this occasion lay at Cryalls Farm, Brenchley. After a day's work, taking the inventory for Mr. T. Robert-Smith, who is living there, he partook of a hearty dinner with that gentleman, who is a teetotaler, Mr. Austen, in his usual social manner, drinking a bottle of ginger-beer with him. The ginger beer seemed to upset him, but on his arrival home to Marling Place the ill-effects seemed to pass off, and he then laid on the sofa. He was, however, taken a great deal worse and before medical assistance could be obtained, we are extremely sorry to say he died. It must have been a dreadful blow to his relatives, but as the news flashed around, everyone was sadly surprised and the sorrow felt is general among every class, rich and poor. Mr Austen was 63 years of age, and ever since he became of an eligible age for an auctioneer and valuer's licence has most successfully, to the satisfaction of all parties, carried on the business with thorough uprightness and strict integrity of character. His even and genial temper made him beloved by all classes with whom he came in contact, and he will be sadly missed for miles around. On Sunday, at the parish church, the Rev. C.C. Allen in his sermon spoke of his kindly manner, life of usefulness to his fellow parishioners and the sympathy of everyone with the family in their bereavement. The funeral will take place on Tuesday (this day) at the Parish Church.


2nd Oct 1909DeathFrank AustenMarling PlaceFred Harman

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