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Walland  Brinkers Lane    Wadhurst  
Walland - the most picturesquely placed house in the Parish. Built with three gables of entire barge board and oak mullioned windows. The rooms S. and S.W. are probably newer than the rest, being higher pitched. The chimney stacks are beautifully moulded. Inside the walls are oak panelled. The hearths are curiously tesselated. The initials W.C. and M.C. are on the mantelpiece and glass of one of the windows, with date 1621."
extract from Wace's Wadhurst

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 63

Historical records

1609 to 1621HistoryWallandWace's Wadhurst
Christopher Cruttall settled 180 acres of land in Wadhurst - Darnetts, journey lands, and Wallands - on his son William, who in 1609 married Eldridge of Highfield. He rebuilt Walland about 1621, and was buried at Wadhurst in 1651.

c 1825Wadhurst, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodWall Land

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 9 people; occupation: farmerJames Harmer, farmerWalland Farm1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeRuth Harmer [Thompson]
DaughterBetsy Harmer
DaughterRebecca Harmer
DaughterRuth Harmer
Servant, occupation: farm labourerJohn Baldock
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJames Eaton
Servant; occupation: house servantMary Kemp
Servant; occupation: farm labourerSamuel (Samson) Moon
Servant; occupation HOUSE SERVANTPhebe Pomphret
Brother-in-law; occupation Farm labourerHenry Swift
Mother-in-law; widowedHannah Thompson
Servant; occupation Farm labourerSamuel Waters

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Baldock, M, Head, married, age 44, born Wadhurst, occupation: farm labourerJohn Baldock, farm labourerNo 1, Upper Barn Cottages, Walland1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Hannah Baldock, F, Wife, married, age 45, born WadhurstHannah Baldock
Horace Baldock, M, Son, age 13, born WadhurstHorace Baldock
Annie Baldock, F, Daughter, age 9, born WadhurstAnnie Baldock
Ellen Baldock, F, Daughter, age 6, born WadhurstEllen Baldock
Alfred Baldock, M, Son, age 2, born WadhurstAlfred Baldock

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Baldock, M, Head, married, age 77, born Wadhurst, occupation: farm labourerStephen Baldock, farm labourerNo 2, Upper Barn Cottages, Walland1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Baldock, F, Wife, married, age 83, born WadhurstMary Baldock
Ann Forward, F, Visitor, widowed, age 78, born WadhurstAnn Forward

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Eldridge, M, Head, married, age 47, born Mayfield, employs 4 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmerJohn Eldridge, farmerWalland Farm House1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Phillis Eldridge, F, Wife, married, age 44, born HerstmonceuxPhillis Eldridge [Bennett]
Catherine Eldridge, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born MayfieldCatherine Eldridge
Lydia Eldridge, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born MayfieldLydia Eldridge
Priscilla Eldridge, F, Daughter, age 12, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarPriscilla Eldridge
Caroline Eldridge, F, Daughter, age 10, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarCaroline Eldridge
David Eldridge, M, Son, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarDavid Eldridge
Caleb Eldridge, M, Son, age 3, born MayfieldCaleb Eldridge
Jonathan Eldridge, M, Son, age 8 m, born MayfieldJonathan Eldridge
Lydia Cornford, F, Servant, age 15, born Mayfield, occupation: domestic servantLydia Cornford
Frances Eldridge, F, Mother, widowed, age 83, born Waldron; occupation: annuitantFrances Eldridge [Goldsmith]
George Avis, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Mayfield; occupation: farm servantGeorge Avis
George Friend, M, Servant, single, age 18, born Ticehurst; occupation: farm servantGeorge Friend

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Saunders, M, Head, married, age 51, born Mayfield; occupation: farm labourerGeorge Saunders, farm labourerNo 1, Almshouse Cottages, Walland Farm1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Ruth Saunders, F, Wife, married, age 63, born MayfieldRuth Saunders [Jarratt] [Skinner]

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Fletcher, M, Head, married, age 35, born Hampshire; occupation: carterHenry Fletcher, carterNo 2, Almshouse Cottages, Walland Farm1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Phoebe Fletcher, F, Wife, married, age 36, born RotherfieldPhoebe Fletcher
Annie Fletcher, F, Daughter, age 9, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarAnnie Fletcher
Joseph H. Fletcher, M, Son, age 7, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarJoseph H. Fletcher
Alice M. Fletcher, F, Daughter, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarAlice M. Fletcher
Albert J. Fletcher, M, Son, age 4, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarAlbert J. Fletcher
Thomas Keeley, M, Lodger, single, age 26, born Heathfield; occupation: labourerThomas Keeley

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