The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
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1700 to 1786HistoryLady Meads FarmWace's Wadhurst
Ladymeads - 80 acres. The house with its plain brick front and ponderous tiled roof is of two periods: the back much older than the front. It was owned in old days by the family of Jeffery of Yalding in Kent, and was in their hands between 1700 and 1730. … In 1786 it was held by John Jeffery: and a little later was sold by trustees, one of them a Jeffery. It is now in the Bayham Estate.

19th Nov 1816BirthMahala Pullinger [Pierson]Lady Meads FarmAlison Elliott's records

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; employs 9 people; occupation FARMERThomas PiersonLady Mead1851 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
WifeSarah Pierson [Pitt]
DaughterPhebe Pierson
DaughterNaomi Pierson
Son; occupation SCHOLARThomas Edwin Pierson
Daughter; occupation SCHOLARSarah Ann Pierson
SonGeorge Pierson
SonWilliam Pierson
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJohn Hunt
Servant; occupation Farm labourerPhalec Palmer
Mother-in-law; widowed; occupation RETIRED INNKEEPERPhebe Pitt
Servant; occupation Farm labourerHenry Tomsett
Servant; widowed; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Wheeler
LodgerWilliam Prillmore

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Francis, M, Head, married, age 60, born Wadhurst; occupation: farm labourerHenry Francis, farm labourerLady Meads1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Fanny Francis, F, Wife, married, age 58, born WadhurstFanny Francis
Alice Kitchenham, F, Neice, age 15, born LondonAlice Kitchenham
Emily Kitchenham, F, Neice, age 13, born LondonEmily Kitchenham

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred Peter Skinner, M, Head, married, age 34, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerAlfred Peter SkinerLady Meads Cottage1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Fanny Skinner, F, Wife, married, age 31, born WadhurstFanny Skinner
Annie Skinner, F, Daughter, age 10, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarAnnie Skinner
William Skinner, M, Son, age 8, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarWilliam Skinner
Sarah Skinner, F, Daughter, age 7, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarSarah Skinner
Alice Skinner, F, Daughter, age 5, born Wadhurst; occupation ScholarAlice Skinner
George Skinner, M, Son, age 3, born WadhurstGeorge Skinner
Alfred Peter Skinner, M, Son, age 1, born WadhurstAlfred Peter Skinner

3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Pierson, M, Head, single, age 32, born Wadhurst, employs 8 men and 2 boys; occupation FarmerWilliam PiersonLady Meads Farm1881 Census
Wadhurst, Sussex
Caroline Pierson, F, Sister, single, age 29, born WadhurstCaroline Pierson
Emily Baker, F, Servant, age 15, born Ticehurst; occupation: domestic servantEmily Baker
William Weeks, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Wadhurst; occupation Farm labourerWilliam Weeks

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