WADHURST is situated on the Kent-Sussex
border seven miles east of Crowborough and about seven miles south of
Tunbridge Wells. Other nearby settlements include Ticehurst, Burwash,
Mayfield and Heathfield in East Sussex, and Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst and
Cranbrook in Kent.
A book about "WADHURST : Town of the High Weald
" was published in 1988 by Meresborough Books. Also see Genuki Wadhurst
The Parish Register commenced in 1604, microfilmed by LDS (#1894333/4/5) wasn't included in the IGI,
though the new FamilySearch
entries from 1667.
Surnames of interest to me: LUCKE
s were in Framfield & Buxted from 1500 or earlier.
The first STAPLEY
recorded in Wadhurst was Elizabeth the daughter of Cornelius (possibly my GGGGGGGGGG grandfather)
, who married Edward STEPHENS there in 1657 (SFHG).
of Twineham married Jane ALLEN at Wadhurst in 1675 (SFHG)
There were 32 STAPLEY births in Wadhurst. BONES
families came from Mayfield
about 1700, with 61 births at Wadhurst. including 4XG-GF John who married Jane DUNK
at Wadhurst in 1788, though they moved on to Whatlington and Westfield.
Cousin Thomas BONES
farmed 20 acres at Swatlands
By coincidence, my GG Uncle George NECKLEN
was a night watchman in 1901, living at "Old Lodge" at Wadhurst, and he
died in 1920 at Beals Oak cottage at Wadhurst Hall
, and was buried at
compiled by Neville Thomas
in Auckland New Zealand, last updated December 2012