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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 67

Historical records

c 1332HistoryRisedenWace's Wadhurst
Adam de Rysdenne stands on the Subsidy Roll of Wadhurst for 1332 (Edward III.)

1523 to 1575HistoryRisedenWace's Wadhurst
The land was held for most of the 16th and 17th Century by a yeoman family named Puxty, for a Puxty was assessed for it in four Rolls between 1523 and 1575

1545HistoryRisedenWace's Wadhurst
Christopher Maunser, who died in 1545, owned besides Heighton, Riseden, Gregories, and Wenbornes

c 1724Mark Cross, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenRiseden Street

1763A New Map of [North] SussexA New Map of [North] Sussex by Thomas KitchinRisedenThomas Kitchin
Thomas Kitchin, an engraver and publisher from c.1738 to 1776, held the appointment of Hydrographer to the King. His output was prolific. He engraved the maps of the British and French dominions in North America by John Mitchell (1755), which was used at the peace coucil at the end of the revolutionary war. In his later years he worked with his son (hence senior after his name in the c.1755 edition of the Small English Atlas). He died in 1784.

1st Sep 1787[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John CaryRisedenJohn Cary
John Cary, apprenticed to William Palmer in 1770, went into business in 1783 as a publisher of maps, plans and road-books. He was highly successful and is referred to as the founder of the modern English School of Cartography by H.G. Fordham

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

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation Farm labourerJames WeeksRiseden Farm1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Grand-daughter; occupation: housekeeperAnn Packham
Grand-son; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Weeks

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowedCharlotte Weeks [Till]Riseden Farm1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Son; occupation Railway labourerJohn Weeks
Son; occupation SCHOLARJames Weeks
Son; occupation SCHOLARWilliam Weeks
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARRuth Weeks

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 1 person; occupation: miller masterThomas Martin, miller masterRiseden Mill1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeRuth Martin [Bates]
Servant; occupation: miller journeymanAmos Wallis

c 1875Tidebrook, North East of Mayfield - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyRiseden

3rd Apr 1881CensusThomas Smith, M, Head, married, age 43, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerThomas Smith, farm labourerMill Cottage, Riseden1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary A. Smith, F, Wife, married, age 46, born WadhurstMary A. Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Kennard, M, Head, married, age 48, born Beddingham; occupation: corn miller grinderGeorge Kennard, corn miller grinderRiseden Mill Cottage1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Barbara Kennard, F, Wife, married, age 52, born LingfieldBarbara Kennard
Ephraim Kennard, M, Son, single, age 23, born West Tarring; occupation: farm labourerEphraim Kennard
Alfred Kennard, M, Son, single, age 20, born West Tarring; occupation: farm labourerAlfred Kennard
Horace Kennard, M, Son, single, age 15, born Dallington; occupation: farm labourerHorace Kennard
Edwin Kennard, M, Son, single, age 13, born Dallington; occupation: scholarEdwin Kennard
Alice Kennard, F, Daughter, age 11, born Dallington; occupation: scholarAlice Kennard
Fredrick Kennard, M, Son, age 9, born Dallington; occupation: scholarFredrick Kennard

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge S. White, M, Head, married, age 36, born Mayfield, employs 2 men; occupation MillerGeorge Stephen WhiteRiseden Mill1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Jane E. White, F, Wife, married, age 39, born BurwashJane E. White
George White, M, Son, age 10, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarGeorge White
Charles White, M, Son, age 9, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarCharles White
Jane S. White, F, Daughter, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarJane S. White
Emily White, F, Daughter, age 3, born WadhurstEmily White
Fanny E. White, F, Daughter, age 5 m, born WadhurstFanny E. White
Mercy Smith, F, Servant, single, age 14, born Wadhurst; occupation: servantMercy Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam W. Clark, M, Head, single, age 38, born Yorkshire, employs 8 labourers and 2 boys, occupation: farmerWilliam W. Clark, farmerRiseden Farm1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Louvaca H. Christenson, F, House Keeper, single, age 35, born NorwayLouvaca H. Christenson

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Pratt, M, Head, married, age 33, born Rotherfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Pratt, farm labourerRiseden Cottage1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Harriett Pratt, F, Wife, married, age 35, born MayfieldHarriett Pratt [Collins]

3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Baldwin, M, Head, married, age 37, born Wadhurst; occupation: farmerJohn Baldwin, farmerRiseden Farm1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Anne Baldwin, F, Wife, married, age 37, born WadhurstAnne Baldwin [Barham]
John Baldwin, M, Son, age 10, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarJohn Baldwin
Thomas Baldwin, M, Son, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarThomas Baldwin
William Baldwin, M, Son, age 6, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarWilliam Baldwin
Walter Baldwin, M, Son, age 4, born Wadhurst; occupation: scholarWalter Baldwin
Frank Baldwin, M, Son, age 2 m, born WadhurstFrank Baldwin
Fanny E. Cork, F, Visitor, single, age 21, born Wadhurst; occupation: domestic servantFanny E. Cork
Ansley H. Hoath, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Rotherfield; occupation: general servantAnsley Hoath

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