Henry Chapman, died aged 54 1894 BC A05
He was a builder from London; he and his family lived at Hastings House, 8 All Saints Street, built after the original Hastings House was demolished in 1877.
Abstract of title of the Hastings House Estate held by East Sussex Record Office
On 31 December 1876 the trustees sold Hastings House (as shown on plan) to William Henry Goodwin of Hastings, gent. Goodwin and Henry Chapman of Hastings, builder, developed the site as Old Humphrey Avenue, numbers 1 and 2, 36 and 37 of which fronted onto All Saints Street, and 17-
Coventry Patmore wrote: “A late Catholic Bishop of Southwark sold Hastings House with an acre of garden on the East Hill which had been left to him by the late Duchess of Leeds for an orphanage, to a London speculator, Henry Chapman, who pulled down the good old house which should have been sacred if only because it had been the abode at different times of Lord Byron and the Duke of Wellington, and erected two rows of stucco tenements which are the only absolute stain upon the beauty of the charming old town”
The stucco tenements referred to is Old Humphrey Avenue.
Sussex Advertiser -
ADJOURNED. Henry Chapman, builder, Hastings House, Saints, was summoned for using water for building purposes, the property' the Urban Sanitary Authority. Defendant asked for an adjournment, but C. Davenport Jones (who prosecuted on behalf of the Urban sanitary Authority) objected. The application was acceded to, the further hearing of the case being adjourned to Thursday next, to enable the defendant to get a solicitor defend him, pleaded not guilty, and stated that the summons had only been served upon him the previous day.
Sussex Advertiser -
Mr Jones also obtained leave to withdraw the summons against Mr Hy. Chapman, of Hastings House Estate, All Saints' street, on behalf of the Urban Sanitary Authority, as the defendant had made ample compensation with the Authority for the damage sustained by them, and also entered into explanations upon the matter, and expressed his regret at the occurrence.
13th October 1883 -
Gardener's cottage [not built] at Turton Lodge, Hoads Wood Road for E W Rubie by H Chapman, Hastings House, Hastings, builder
Date: 21 Oct 1891 No 8, second “Hastings House” (demolished c1965)
Sussex Agricultural Express -
CHAPMAN.—On the 24th[?] April, at Hastings House, All Saints-
Hastings House -
CHAPMAN Henry Head M M 51 Builder (Em'er) Middlesex -
CHAPMAN Ann Wife M F 41 Sussex -
CHAPMAN Fred Son S M 23 Grocer (Notem) Essex -
CHAPMAN Arthur Son S M 20 Grocer (Notem) Essex -
CHAPMAN Mable A Dau -
LONERGAN Ann Visitr W F 69 Retailer Of Beer (Notem) Kent -
HALL Annie Servnt S F 17 General Serv
After his death two of his sons “Chapman Brothers” carried on the leasing business Henry had started, with their address as Hastings House.