The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Uplands [a.k.a. Luck's Lands]    High Street  Wadhurst  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 61

Historical records

c 1826HistoryLuck's landWace's Wadhurst
In 1826 the completed house and property [Maplehurst] were acquired by Aylmer Haly, of the 4th K.O. Dragoons, in exchange for his estate of Beaudesert and vineyard in the Commune of Onzouer-sur-Tresse, in Canton Briare. Haly at the same time bought from Henry Playsted Luck's land, adjoining Scrag Oak. … Haly turned Maplehurst into Wadhurst Castle "by reason of its situation on the verge of the town."

1844HistoryUplands [a.k.a. Luck's Lands]Wace's Wadhurst
In 1844 Luck's Land was in the occupation of Captain Barlow. A little later the village Doctor Mercer lived there - a much esteemed man and a fine horseman. The house was demolished when Uplands was built, a little behind it, by the then Squire for his younger son, Robert Watson Smyth.

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerRichard Gadd, farm labourerLucks Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Wife; occupation: railway labourerFrances Gadd [Smith]
Son; occupation: railway labourerRichard Gadd
Son; occupation: railway labourerIsaac Gadd
Son; occupation: railway labourerJacob Gadd

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: general practitionerWilliam A. Briden, general practitionerLucks House1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeIsabella O. Briden
SonJohn Stewart Briden
Servant, occupation: house servantFrances Clout
Servant; occupation NursemaidRuth Tompkins
Servant; occupation GROOM and GARDENERWilliam Tompsett

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