Stowupland has been home to many families with the surname Wilden, Wilding or Wildins. Some are related, others are not. The intention is to list them all here and as family connections become clear the links will be made.

Robert Wilden., see Davy’s Farm

Davy’s Farm with Robert Wilden in the early 1960’s

By 1904 Robert Wilden, a poultry farmer and breeder was living in  Davy’s farm on Saxham Street

In the 1920’sRobert Wilden became an owner occupier  (with money borrowed from John Manning Prentice, Neville Hayward Smith and John Phillip Manning Prentice).

In 1921 Robert was one of 4 signatories on behalf of the Parish Council  for land being leased from Stowmarket Charity Estates (see Spoonmans)

By  the 1960’s Robert and his wife Grace  had built their bungalow Restleigh (now Greatwoods) on land adjoining Davy’s Farm


Wilfred and Audrey’s wedding

Audrey Wilden – daughter of Mr and Mrs Leigh Wilden of The Retreat, Stowupland. In 1959 she married Wilfred Hennessy at Holy Trinity church Stowupland. He was a Lay Reader and she, amongst other musical activities, was a church organist.