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Earls Farm      Wadhurst  

Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1923The Story of Wadhurst by Alfred A. Wace ⇒ p. 70

Historical records

c 1547HistoryEarls FarmWace's Wadhurst
Earles belonged in the 15th Century to the Lusher family, and was sold about 1547 to a Penkhurst. … It passed in that family from father to son for five generations, and then, through a cousin's marriage with John Hutton, of Marski, Yorkshire, passed by sale with other lands of the "Hutton Estate" in Cousley Wood and Frant into the Bayham Estate.

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

c 1825Mark Cross, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodEarls Farm

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 16 people; occupation: farmerLaurence LatterEarls1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeNancy Latter [Peckham]
DaughterEleanor Latter
Servant; occupation: house servantMary Freeman
Servant; widowed; occupation: house servantEliza Fuller
Servant; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Gower
Servant; occupation Farm labourerEdward Tapsell

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerMoses Stevens, farm labourerEarls Cottage1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Wife; handicap: blindPhoebe Stevens [Hickmott]
Son; occupation: farm labourerJames Stevens, farmer

c 1875Mark Cross, Sussex - c 1875Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1875 by Ordnance SurveyEarls Farm

3rd Apr 1881CensusGeorge Roberts, M, Head, married, age 33, born Warbleton; occupation Farm labourerGeorge RobertsEarls Farm1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Ellenor Roberts, F, Wife, married, age 31, born HerstmonceuxEllenor Roberts
Harriett Roberts, F, Daughter, age 10; occupation ScholarHarriett Roberts
George Roberts, M, Son, age 8, born Mayfield; occupation ScholarGeorge Roberts
George Barton, M, Lodger, single, age 26, born Herstmonceux, occupation: farm labourerGeorge Barton

3rd Apr 1881CensusFrancis Parsons, M, Head, married, age 56, born Brede; occupation Farm labourerFrancis ParsonsEarls Farm1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Mary A. Parsons, F, (Wife), married, age 34, born WadhurstMary A. Parsons
Frank W. Parsons, M, Son, age 12, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarFrank W. Parsons
Ada A. Parsons, F, Daughter, age 10, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarAda A. Parsons
Kate E. Parsons, F, Daughter, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarKate E. Parsons
Edith H. Parsons, F, Daughter, age 4, born WadhurstEdith H. Parsons

c 1894HistoryEarls FarmWace's Wadhurst
The Bayham Estate held Earle's till 1894, when it was sold, and, through two hands, passed to Arnold Ball, who built on part of it a house which he named, after one of its fields, Houndshall. He being killed in the Great War, his widow sold it, and after the sale the old name was revived in Earl's Place.

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