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

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

Places in Durgates
Great Durgates
Holmesdale Brewery
Little Durgates
Historical records

1523 to 1690HistoryDurgatesWace'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.

c 1724Eridge Park, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenDurgates

c 1795Wadhurst, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamDurgate

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

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: farm labourerSamuel Barber, farm labourerDurgates1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifePhilis Barber
Son, occupation: bricklayerJohn Barber
Son, occupation: scholarSamuel Barber

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: millerRobert Haffenden, millerDurgates1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeHarriett Haffenden [Champion]
Son; occupation: school masterJames Champion Haffenden, schoolmaster
Daughter; occupation: scholarEllen Haffenden

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerAbraham Gadd, farm labourerDurgates1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Gadd
DaughterMary A. Gadd
Son; occupation: scholarJames Gadd
Son; occupation: scholarGeorge Gadd
SonJohn Gadd
Lodger; occupation Farm labourerJames Wickham

30th Mar 1851CensusHead, occupation: bricklayerThomas Clubb, bricklayerDurgates1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeHarriett Clubb
Daughter, occupation: scholarEliza A. Clubb
Lodger; occupation BRICKLAYERCharles Reynolds

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: excavatorMoses Downer, excavatorDurgates1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeMary Downer
Daughter; occupation: scholarMary A. Downer
Son; occupation: scholarGeorge Downer
Son; occupation: scholarMoses Downer
Son; occupation: scholarAron Downer
Son; occupation: scholarDaniel Downer
SonStephen Downer

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerDaniel Baldwin, farm labourerDurgates1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeHarriett Baldwin [Blackford]

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

3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Collins, F, Head, widowed, age 50, born Wadhurst, occupation: charwomanSarah CollinsDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Charity Collins, F, Dtr, age 12, born Wadhurst, occupation: scholarCharity Collins

3rd Apr 1881CensusWalter J. Standon, M, Head, married, age 32, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerWalter J. StandenDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Standon, F, Wife, married, age 29, born WadhurstMary Standon
Lillie M. Standon, F, Dtr, age 4, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarLillie M. Standon
James Standon, M, Son, age 3, born WadhurstJames Standon
Charity A. Standon, F, Daughter, age 1, born WadhurstCharity A. Standon

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Weston, M, Head, married, age 24, born Wadhurst, unemployed; occupation: painterThomas Weston, painterDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Betty Weston, F, Wife, married, age 25, born WadhurstBetty Weston
Esther Weston, F, Daughter, age 1, born WadhurstEsther Weston
John Wickens, M, Boarder, age 7 m, born WadhurstJohn Wickens

3rd Apr 1881CensusSelina Richardson, F, Head, widowed, age 74, born MayfieldSelina Richardson [Richardson]Durgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Thomas Richardson, M, Son, single, age 39, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerThomas Richardson
Joseph Richardson, M, Son, single, age 31, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerJoseph Richardson
Ann Richardson, F, Daughter, single, age 29, born WadhurstAnn Richardson

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnn Eastwood, F, Head, widowed, age 73, born FrantAnn EastwoodDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Thomas Avards, M, Lodger, single, age 37, born Wadhurst; occupation farm labourerThomas Avards

3rd Apr 1881CensusJacob Rabson, M, Head, married, age 52, born Wadhurst; occupation CarpenterJacob Rabson, carpenterDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Eliza Rabson, F, Wife, married, age 39, born RotherfieldEliza Rabson
Seth T. Rabson, M, Son, single, age 20, born Wadhurst; occupation Bricklayer's LabourerSeth Thomas Rabson
Dick Rabson, M, Son, age 5, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarDick Rabson
Charles G. Rabson, M, Son, age 4, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarCharles G. Rabson
Sam Rabson, M, Son, age 2, born WadhurstSam Rabson

3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph Kemp, M, Head, married, age 22, born Ticehurst; occupation: gardenerJoseph Kemp, gardenerDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Eliza Kemp, F, Wife, married, age 20, born TicehurstEliza Kemp

3rd Apr 1881CensusStephen Styles, M, Head, married, age 47, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerStephen StylesDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Ann Styles, F, Wife, married, age 46, born WadhurstAnne Styles [Manktelow]
Adam Styles, M, Son, age 15, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerAdam Styles
Eve Styles, F, Daughter, age 13, born WadhurstEve Styles
Pheobe Styles, F, Daughter, age 10, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarPheobe Styles
Emma A. Styles, F, Daughter, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarEmma A. Styles
Stephen H. Styles, M, Son, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarStephen H. Styles
Ada Styles, F, Daughter, age 3, born WadhurstAda Styles
Edwin G. Styles, M, Son, age 6 w, born WadhurstEdwin G. Styles

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Luck, M, Head, married, age 48, born Wadhurst, employs 7 men and 1 boy; occupation: plumber and glazierGeorge Luck, plumber and glazierDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Alice Luck, F, Wife, married, age 38, born CambridgeshireAlice Luck [Gray]
William Luck, M, Son, age 19, born Wadhurst; occupation: plumber and glazierWilliam Luck, painter
Henry Luck, M, Son, age 16, born Wadhurst; occupation: plumber and glazierHenry Luck
Alfred Luck, M, Son, age 11, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarAlfred Luck
Ada Luck, F, Daughter, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarAda Luck
Albert Luck, M, Son, age 4, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarAlbert Luck

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Millen, M, Head, widowed, age 67, born Brookland; occupation: boot makerThomas MillenDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Frost, M, Head, married, age 45, born Mayfield; occupation: carpenterWilliam Frost, carpenterDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Phla Frost, F, Wife, married, age 47, born WadhurstPhiladelphia Frost [Bones]
Harry Frost, M, Son, age 14, born Mayfield; occupation: errand boyHarry Frost
Fred Frost, M, Son, age 12, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarFred Frost
John Frost, M, Son, age 6, born Mayfield; occupation: scholarJohn Frost
Mary Frost, F, Daughter, age 4, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarMary Frost
Martha Frost, F, Daughter, age 7 m, born WadhurstMartha Frost

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Gibbs, M, Head, married, age 52, born Battle; occupation: gardenerJohn Gibbs, gardenerDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary A. Gibbs, F, Wife, married, age 48, born WartlingMary A. Gibbs
Walter V. Gibbs, M, Son, age 13, born Battle; occupation: scholarWalter V. Gibbs

3rd Apr 1881CensusAnna Husher, F, Head, widowed, age 77, born Lamberhurst; occupation: no occupationAnna HusherDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
George Frost, M, Grandson, age 10, born Burwash; occupation: scholarGeorge Frost

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam J. Ladbury, M, Head, married, age 33, born Rochester; occupation: railway porterWilliam J. Ladbury, railway porterDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
E.S. Ladbury, F, Wife, married, age 39, born EssexE. S. Ladbury
P.M.A. Ladbury, F, Daughter, age 5, born London; occupation: scholarP. M.A. Ladbury

3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Humphrey, F, Head, widowed, age 57, born WadhurstMary HumphreyDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Kate E. Humphrey, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Alfriston; occupation DressmakerKate E. Humphrey
Josephine Werner, F, Lodger, single, age 38, born France; occupation School TeacherJosephine Werner

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdwin Harding, M, Head, married, age 40, born Fletching; occupation: brewer's assistantEdwin Harding, brewer's assistantDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary A. Harding, F, Wife, married, age 34, born AshfordMary Ann Harding [Roberts]
Esther A. Harding, F, Daughter, age 6, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarEsther A. Harding
Eliza Harding, F, Daughter, age 3, born WadhurstEliza Harding
Alfred Harding, M, Brother, single, age 25, born Fletching, unemployed; occupation: grocerAlfred Harding
Alfred Harding, M, Brother, single, age 25, born Fletching, unemployed; occupation: grocerAlfred Harding

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred E. Playfoot, M, Head, married, age 23, born Ashurst, Kent; occupation Farm labourerAlfred E. PlayfootDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Ellen E. Playfoot, F, Wife, married, age 21, born LamberhurstEllen E. Playfoot

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Rabson, M, Head, married, age 36, born Wadhurst; occupation CarpenterHenry RabsonDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Sarah Rabson, F, Wife, married, age 30, born WadhurstSarah Rabson
Frances E. Rabson, F, Daughter, age 1, born WadhurstFrances E. Rabson

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Wickham, M, Head, married, age 59, born Ticehurst; occupation Railway LabourerJames WickhamDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Wickham, F, Wife, married, age 58, born WadhurstMary Wickham

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Tidy, M, Head, married, age 26, born Brasted; occupation GardenerWilliam TidyDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Emily Tidy, F, Wife, married, age 31, born SurreyEmily Tidy
Edith Tidy, F, Daughter, age 3, born WadhurstEdith Tidy
Ernest H. Tidy, M, Son, age 1, born WadhurstErnest H. Tidy

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Kirtland, M, Head, married, age 35, born Nottinghamshire; occupation: farm bailiffJohn Kirtland, farm bailiffDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary Kirtland, F, Wife, married, age 36, born YorkshireMary Kirtland
Charlotte Bassett, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Rotherfield; occupation: domestic servantCharlotte Bassett

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Attwood, M, Head, married, age 41, born Wadhurst; occupation groomThomas Attwood, groomDurgates, Tunbridge Wells Road1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary A. Attwood, F, Wife, married, age 41, born WadhurstMary A. Attwood
Henry Tompsett, M, Lodger, widowed, age 69, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerHenry Tompsett

3rd Apr 1881CensusNicholas Barham, M, Head, married, age 47, born Ticehurst, occupation: wheelwrightNicholas Barham [Dadswell], wheelwrightDurgates Hill Cottage1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Charity Barham, F, Wife, married, age 44, born WadhurstCharity Barham [Wallis]
Emma Barham, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Wadhurst, occupation: dressmakerEmma Barham
William Barham, M, Son, single, age 21, born Wadhurst, occupation: painterWilliam Barham

1903DurgatesDurgates, Wadhurst photographed by Francis FrithBrian and Cynthia Bell's photographs

1907DurgatesDurgates, WadhurstPrivate collection

c 1910DurgatesDurgates, WadhurstPrivate collection

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