Owners of Wakehurst

1205William de Wakehurst
1255William de Wakehurst jnr
1287Richard Wakehurst
1309Richard Wakehurst
1454Margaret and Elizabeth Wakehurst
1464Richard and Nicholas Culpeper
1516Richard Culpeper jnr
1539John Culpeper
1565Thomas Culpeper (rented from Thomas Browne Esq)
1571Henry Barkeley (married Anne Culpeper)
1590Edward Culpeper (son of Thomas and Anne)
1630Sir William Culpeper
1678Sir William Culpeper (grandson of Thomas)
1694Dennis Lydell
1717Mrs Dennis Lydell
1719Richard Lydell
1729Rev’d Charles Lydell (mortgage)
1757Richard Clarke
1760Denis Clarke
1776Capt. Joseph Peyton
1804R Adml Joseph Peyton
1816Joseph Lyddell Peyton
1821Captain John Ritson Peyton
1825Joseph John Wakehurst Peyton
1844John East Hunter Peyton (in trust until 1862)
1869Caroline Frances, Dowager Marchioness of Downshire
1890Mr. T. W. Boord, MP (later Sir William)
1903Gerald Loder, Baron Wakehurst of Ardingly
1938Sir Henry Price
1963National Trust
1965Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Leased)

Thanks to the Culpepper Connections website for many of the names and dates. Other information from ‘Parishes: Ardingly’, in A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 7, the Rape of Lewes, ed. L F Salzman (London, 1940), pp. 127-132. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/sussex/vol7/pp127-132 [accessed 15 January 2024].

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