In the early 1800’s the manor was inhabited by Vice-Admiral Walter Lock of the white, and his wife Sarah. He had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy and died at Haylands in May 1835, his tomb can still be seen today in St Thomas’s Churchyard at Ryde, there is also a memorial inside the church.
By 1841 Campbell Lock RN and his wife Helen were living at the Manor, together with their four children, Henry, James, George and Campbell. The family remained there till the 1860’s. Captain Campbell Lock and his wife were listed in 1861, but the Captain died that year on 18 May 1861. Mrs Campbell Lock was still at the property in January 1865.
For many years Miss Charlotte Raine resided at Haylands and she was known to be living at Haylands Manor by 1870, and it was through her kindly solicitude, that though Haylands was a poorer neighbourhood, the children there were generally so comfortably clad and well look after. Miss Raine also took great interest in St. Michael’s Church. She had the chancel of the church built, which was a monument to her generosity. Miss Raine died in June 1894.
A Miss James was residing at the Manor House in 1894 and 1895, then the Scholefield family in 1898. Mrs Annie Scholefield died in 1921 and Haylands Manor was advertised for sale by auction.
A property sale notice of May 1922, by the executors of Annie Scholefield, gave the following information:
The residence is a typical Old English Manor House, brick and stone built, creeper covered, with a good tiled roof which was thoroughly overhauled a few years ago. It lies well back from the road from which it is approached by a circular drive, lighted by a standard lamp.
It consists of: Hall, Conservatory, Four Reception Rooms, Ground Floor Offices, Nine Bedrooms, Bathroom and Cellarage.
Stabling with Man’s Room, Large Barn, Nicely Timbered Grounds, Lawns, Two Tennis Courts, Well-stocked Kitchen Garden. Town Water and Sanitation, together with about 30 Acres of Valuable Land.
The furniture contents of Haylands Manor were sold by auction in August 1922, also by the executors of Annie Sabina Scholefield.
Sources: IW Observer, RSHG Archive, Property Sale Notice
Image: Roy Brinton Collection
Article: Ann Barrett