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Reference ASH
Covering dates 1048 - 1984
Held by East Sussex Record Office
Extent 70 series
Creators Ashburham family, Earls of Ashburnham; Ashburnham family of Ashburnham, Sussex
Related information THE BEDFORDSHIRE, SUFFOLK, WELSH AND OTHER ESTATES OF THE ASHBURNHAM FAMILY
After a careful examination of the vast quantity of archives in the muniment room at Ashburnham Place in 1954, it was decided to place those records relating to the main estates elsewhere than in Sussex in suitable archive repositories where they could be catalogued and used by historians and others working or living in those areas. For the most part, the division of those records presented no difficulty, and the action of splitting the collection--while condemned in some quarters and praised in others--has resulted in catalogues being available for the entire collection instead of only for the Sussex portion. If all the records had remained in Sussex, it would have been many years before those for other counties could have been even briefly listed and they would not have been accessible to readers. The small amount of fragmentation of archive groups which has been inevitable is more than offset by the advantages of having all the records properly catalogued within three years of their removal from Ashburnham Place. Furthermore, as all the non-Sussex records are only on loan to the repositories mentioned below, the complete collection may be reconstituted at any time. The dispersal of the records is as follows:--
1. The principal family papers and the archives of the Sussex Estate which are the subject of this catalogue are at the East Sussex Record Office, Pelham House, Lewes.
2. The Bedfordshire Estate. The archives are at Bedfordshire Record Office, Shire Hall, Bedford. Catalogue Mark: S/AM 1-339.
3. Cheshire. One stray document at Cheshire Record Office, The Castle, Chester.
4. Devonshire. Two stray documents at Devon Record Office, The Castle, Exeter. Catalogue mark: 155 M/T 1, 2.
5. Essex. A small group at the Essex Record Office, County Hall, Chelmsford. Catalogue mark: D/DU 279/1-10.
6. Gloucestershire. At Gloucestershire Record Office, Shire Hall, Gloucester. Catalogue mark: D1127.
7. Kent. The Ashburnham (Crowley) MSS. at Kent Archives Office, County Hall, Maidstone. Catalogue mark: U 444.
8. Lancashire. A small collection at Lancashire Record Office, County Hall, Preston. Catalogue mark: DDX/251 1-42.
9. Leicestershire. Seven stray documents at Leicestershire Record Office, New Walk, Leicester. Catalogue mark: DE. 214/1-6.
10. Lincolnshire. A small group at Lincolnshire Archives Office, Exchequer Gate, Lincoln. Catalogue mark: Misc. Dep. 63/1-10.
11. London. A small group at the Guildhall Library Muniment Room, London, E.C. 2. Catalogue mark: L60.2/8763-8767A. (A deed dated 1613 relating to property in Aldermanbury was given to the Guildhall Library by Lady Catherine Ashburnham in 1951. In the Corporation of London Records Office are seven deeds, 1630-1669 (catalogue mark: Misc. Deeds 5.11 to 5.17) relating to the Manor of Ashmerfield, co. Kent, which appears to have belonged to the Ashburnham family.)
12. Middlesex. An important collection at the Middlesex Record Office, 1 Queen Anne's Gate Buildings, Dartmouth Street, London, S.W.1. Catalogue mark: 524/1-59.
13. Northamptonshire. Two stray documents at Northamptonshire Record Office, Lamport Hall, Northampton. Catalogue mark: YZ 666, 667.
14. Somerset. A small group at the Somerset Record Office, Shire Hall, Taunton. Catalogue mark: DD/X/BKT 1-6.
15. The Suffolk Estate. The archives are at Ipswich and East Suffolk Record Office, County Hall, Ipswich. They include documents originally deposited at Ipswich Borough Library before 1953. Catalogue mark: HA1.
16. Surrey. Two documents at Surrey Record Office, County Hall, Kingston-upon-Thames. Catalogue mark: S.C. 59/4/1, 2.
17. The Welsh Estate. The archives are at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth; they comprise 192 vols. and deeds, correspondence, maps and miscellaneous papers known as The Ashburnham Welsh Estates' Muniments Nos. 193-2127.
18. Wiltshire. A small collection at Wiltshire Record Office, County Hall, Trowbridge. Catalogue mark: Acc. 261.
19. Worcestershire. A stray document at the Worcestershire Record Office, Shirehall, Worcester. Catalogue mark: 705:281
Catalogues of all these collections are available in the East Sussex Record Office (Ashburnham MSS. 776-779).

Administrative history:
THE early history of the Ashburnham family may be condensed to the statement that they first emerge as small landowners in the parish of Ashburnham in Sussex towards the close of the twelfth century. With some slight increase in importance they continued there for the next four hundred years, none of their members doing anything sufficiently notorious either for good or ill to find a place in the pages of history. By the time of Queen Elizabeth I the family had become great enough to tempt the heralds to record for them a pedigree fitting to their station and antiquity. Income from the local iron industry and the able administration of their estate enabled the male members of the family to take their place as honest squires, and to fulfil the military and civil obligations which their position demanded.
It was the Elizabethan Ashburnham, Sir John, knighted at the Tower of London by James I on 14 March 1603/4 (W. C. Metcalfe, A Book of Knights... (1885), p. 152.) who may be credited with starting the family on the road to fame and eventual fortune but, strangely enough, he it was who dissipated his patrimony, was forced to sell the estate, and who died in the Fleet Prison in 1620. But it was perhaps through the friendships bought by a squandered fortune that his son, another and more distinguished John, acquired his position at the court of Charles I through the influence of George Villiers Duke of Buckingham, a cousin of John Ashburnham's mother, Elizabeth Beaumont. John served his King with devotion whether in prosperity or adversity, and he suffered long imprisonment and heavy losses in the royal cause. He and his brother William acquired a right to the only two places afforded the family in the Dictionary of National Biography, and they both survived to enjoy the happier days of the Restoration and to augment the wealth and prestige of the family.
From that time the Ashburnhams prospered. The Cavalier's grandson, John, was given a barony by William III, and his son--another John--was created an earl. A flair for the choice or heiresses, coupled with a rise in agricultural values, more than compensated for the decay of the Sussex iron industry, and the later generations were sufficiently rich to support its nobility with a proper magnificence.
THE EARLY ASHBURNHAMS
Before dealing with what may be termed the illustrious line of the Ashburnham family, some consideration must be given to its more obscure members. It is unfortunate that many of the picturesque legends concerning the family cannot be substantiated by documentary evidence; many of these episodes seem to have been the product of the imagination of Francis Thynne (1545?-1608), an Elizabethan herald (Another Elizabethan, William Camden, wrote that the Ashburnhams were 'a family of as great antiquity as any one in all this tract' [Sussex].) who has been followed by other historians either of doubtful sincerity or unwilling to verify their facts. Of the apochryphal events recorded, the most stirring is that concerning the defence of Dover Castle by Bertram Ashburnham at the time of the Norman Conquest and so eloquently recited by John Philipot, Somerset Herald, in his list of the Constables of Dover Castle and Lord Wardens of the Cinque Ports (See John Philipot's Roll of the Constables of Dover Castle and Lord Wardens of the Cinque Ports, 1627, edited, with an introduction and notes, by Francis W. Steer (1956), pp. 11, 12, 16.) This unfortunate Bertram is alleged to have met with a variety of deaths: to have been killed while fighting at Hastings, to have been executed by William the Conqueror outside the gates of Canterbury 'where he lived much esteemed, and to have been very active in the cause of liberty and his country', and to have met a similar fate at Dover. His sons, Philip and Michael, are said to have died with their father, and Reginald--Philip's son--to have been in possession of Ashburnham in 1166. It is curious, to say the least, that the Conqueror should have left the Ashburnham lands in the hands of the family of so versatile an opponent. Dover Castle was not very gallantly defended and it is said to have surrendered without a blow. And what was Bertram doing, presumably as an absentee landlord, in Canterbury?
According to Domesday Book the owner of Ashburnham before the Conquest was one Seward. He is not otherwise recorded, but Ashburnham was wasted by the Conqueror (its value was reduced from £6 to 20s.) (Victoria County History, Sussex, vol. 1 (1905), pp. 363, 396.) so poor Seward seems to have fought for Harold and suffered for it. The post-Conquest record is that the place was held by Robert de Cruel of the Earl of Eu (Ibid., pp. 377, 396.) It is probably from this Cruel (or Criol) owner that the real Ashburnham line begins. The de Criols (See 'Sussex Crusaders' in Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 9, p. 365, and J. R. Dunlop, 'Pedigree of the Family of Crioll, or Kyriell, of co. Kent' in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica (1927).) came into England at the Conquest from the place now called Creully in the arrondissement of Caen. Once settled at Ashburnham they would likely enough take the local name instead of their own.
Bertram was a common name in the de Criol family. In 1253 a Bertram de Criol was Constable of Dover Castle, and from this fact may have resulted a genuine confusion which made Bertram de Ashburnham to be stated as the holder of the office in 1066 (Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 37, p. 22; John Philipot's Roll, p. 21; S. P. H. Statham, The History of the Castle, Town, and Port of Dover (1899), pp. 334-5.) The unhappy episode at Canterbury may perhaps in a like manner be explained by a confusion between the name of the gallant Bertram with that of Bartholomew Ashburnham who did indeed suffer execution at that place (though in a less dignified form) in 1322. (See below.) A century or two was nothing to the makers of pedigrees as is shown by a gap of nearly a hundred years which they allow to stand unrebuked between the Philip who is said to have died with his father, and Philip's son, Reginald, who was alive in 1166.
It is not until the second half of the twelfth century that the family definitely emerges from the mists of legend. In 1166, this Reginald 'de Esburneham' held two knights fees in Ashburnham (H. Hall, ed., The Red Book of the Exchequer (1896), p. 203.); he seems to have been a man of some substance for he gave to the monks of Battle Abbey 'all the land which he had in Hou, called Chelilande, and the land called Denne, with two salt pans in the marsh' (see Plate VI); these gifts were confirmed by his son and successor, Stephen. The 'land of Dudewell' was granted by the same Reginald 'de Hesseburneham' to the Abbey of Robertsbridge in 1194 (Calendar of Charters and Documents relating to the Abbey of Robertsbridge (1873), no. 23, and Ashburnham MS. A2.); Stephen's confirmation is reproduced as Plate VII.
The family had now attained a position of respectability even if not of distinction. Stephen was followed by John, apparently a knight; he was succeeded by his son, Sir Richard, sufficiently important to marry Margaret, daughter of Sir John Maltravers, though not too important to adopt the Maltravers arms. (See W. S. Ellis, 'On the Origin of the Arms of Some Sussex Families', in Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 6, pp. 84-6.) This Richard was followed by another Sir Richard who married Katherine, daughter of Sir Richard Peverell, by whom he had two sons. One, Batholomew, was summoned to attend Henry III with horse and arms to Gascony and there to oppose the King of Castile. (See H. Drummond, Histories of Noble British Families, vol. 1 (1846), a source which must also be used with caution.)
Bartholomew was a name given by the family to its more adventurous sons. In 1191 a Bartholomew de Esbornham appears in a Roll of Arms and among the knights who served under Richard I at the siege of Acre. (Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 9, p. 365.) There is no record of his having distinguished himself there. Another Bartholomew in 1322 served with the Earls of Lincoln and Hereford at the battle of Boroughbridge, where he managed so successfully to impress the King that on being taken prisoner he was sentenced to be drawn for his acts of treason and hanged for his homicides and robberies--a sentence which was duly carried out at Canterbury. (Ibid., p. 372.) Sir Hamond Ashburnham, the other son of Sir Richard and Katherine, married Maud, daughter of Thomas Elton of Elton. Their son, Sir Richard, married Isabel, daughter of Sir Thomas Morville, and their son, Sir John, was summoned in 1297 to attend the King in London 'on the Sunday after the octave of St. John the Baptist, with horse and arms, to go beyond the seas for his own honor and the profit of the realm'. (Drummond, op. cit.) There was no great profit to the realm in Edward's foreign expedition that year: one may only hope that Sir John himself came out of the affair with honour. He survived to obtain payment of £136. 10s. from Edward III in 1329 for oaks cut in Ashburnham woods by Edward II while the land was in his hands during the struggle with Thomas of Lancaster. It is recorded that 679 oaks were felled, of which 619 were sent to Dover Castle for the works there, and the rest to Pevensey Castle. (Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 17, p. 116, vol. 49, p. 19, and Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 4, p. 131.) John appears in a Roll of Arms of Edward II with the shield of Gules a fess between six mullets argent (Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 30, p. 138.) which is still borne by the family (see Title-page). He married Joan, daughter of Richard Covert of Sullington, and gave his daughter, Mabel, to be the wife of Simon Lunsford.
The John Ashburnham (son of Sir John) who was sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in 1396 also represented Sussex as knight of the shire in 1397 and 1398. (Ibid., p. 191. For the debts of one John Asshebornham, and his kinsman, Roger, see Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 4, p. 193.) He married Mary Isley of Sundridge in Kent, and their son John was sheriff of Surrey and Sussex in 1402. He was one of the Commissioners of Array in Sussex in 1416, and the year before had been one of the retinue of the Duke of Clarence in the expedition to France during which the battle of Agincourt was fought. (Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 15, p. 125.) He had acquired, probably through the marriage of a kinsman, Roger, the manors of Ewhurst and Lamberhurst as well as his paternal holding at Ashburnham. Each of the three was valued in 1412 as worth £20 a year. (Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 10, p. 144.) Scotney Castle in Lamberhurst remained in the family's possession until it was sold to Henry Chicheley, archbishop of Canterbury. John married Elizabeth Finch, and was succeeded by his son Thomas.
Thomas Ashburnham was one of those of prime quality in the county of Sussex who in 12 Henry VI [1434] made oath on behalf of himself and of his retainers to observe the laws then made. (Burke, Peerage (1923), p. 148.) At that time any man who kept such an oath would have deserved well of his country. He married Sarah, daughter and heir of Henry Waunsey, by whom he had three sons. Of these sons, Thomas lived and died at Guestling, and Richard married a Stoneling and with her obtained the manor of Broomham where he lived and founded that branch of the Ashburnhams. John, the eldest son, succeeded his father at Ashburnham and married Elizabeth Peckham, by whom he had William, his heir. Perhaps he married again after her death with a Pelham, for in his will made in 1491 (P.C.C., 1 Dogett.) he calls his wife Johanne. He certainly had relationships with the Pelham family, for he had a lease from one of them of the manors of Burwash and Dallington Forest for twenty years at an annual rent of £10. He died in 1491.
The next master at Ashburnham was John's son, William, who married Anne, daughter of Henry Hawley of Ore, by whom he had a son and a daughter. The daughter, Jane, married first William Apsley of Thakeham, and secondly (as his third wife) Richard Covert who died in 1547, the brass erected to his memory may be seen in Slaugham church. (Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 23, pp. 179-180, vol. 69, pp. 199-200, and vol. 79, pp. 120-4.) The son, John, died before his father, but he had married Lora, daughter and coheiress of Thomas Berkeley of Aram in Hampshire, and left, at his death in 1531, a family of three daughters and a son. Of the three girls, Anne married in succession John Bolney of Bolney (1556) (Ashburnham Parish Register.) and Thomas Culpeper of Wakehurst; Jane married Oliver Denhan; and Alice married Edmund Daniell at Ashburnham in 1541. Old William was a landlord of some importance for in the will (P.C.C., 19 Thrower.) made two years before his death in 1532 he leaves to his grandson and heir, John, his manors of Ashburnham, Broomham, Peryland, Petordes Wrek (Petowes) and his land in Penhurst. He was careful about Master John, for his will goes on to say, 'if John Sackville Esquire cause the said John Ashburnham myn heir to be married unto his daughter now being about the age of five years according to such communications and agreement' as the two old men had made, he was to inherit without further ado. The marriage came off as arranged though not, one hopes, till poor Isabel Sackville had grown up a little.
This younger John sat in Parliament for Sussex in 1554. (Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 30, p. 191.) He died in 1562 and was buried at Ashburnham. (Ashburnham Parish Register.) Isabel survived him for many years and lived at Lambeth; she was buried in the church of St. Mary Overie in 1584. (Ashburnham Parish Register.) Perhaps her second son, Thomas, lived with her as a consolation of her widowhood for she left him all her possessions. There were six children. John was the eldest; then Thomas (baptized at Ashburnham in 1549) (Ashburnham Parish Register.) and William, both of whom died unmarried; and three daughters, Eleanor, Anne and Margaret. Their father's will refers to his ironworks in Ashburnham, Penhurst and Dallington, and from its other provisions he seems to have been a comparatively rich man. The family prosperity was beginning.
John Ashburnham had been born at Withyham and baptized there in 1545, (Ashburnham Parish Register.) so he was only eighteen years old at his father's death; he reigned at Ashburnham for twenty-nine years. He does not seem to have been much of a public character as his only apparent entry on to the historical stage is as one of the commissioners appointed to enquire into the properties of the Crown at Hastings; he seems to have stayed at home and cultivated his ancestral garden to some purpose. He died possessed of the manor of Ashburnham, also 'Pemborne alias Hurst quondam Shryswell and of Migham alias Willsham in Warbleton and Ashburnham', which his father had left to him. He may have done sufficiently well out of iron (See p. v; E. Straker, Wealden Iron (1931), passim; Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 2, pp. 169-220, vol. 3, p. 241; Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 7, pp. 97-103.) to enable him to persuade and pay Mr. Thynne the herald to conduct those researches into his ancestry of which mention has already been made. But John did not share Queen Elizabeth the First's ecclesiastical views: an information for recusancy was laid against him in 1574, and by 1588 he had amassed so many unpaid fines that his estate at Ashburnham was sequestrated and three years later farmed out by Her Majesty to one William Cordell, her master cook.
In 1569, John Ashburnham married Mary, daughter of George Fane of Badsell in Tudeley in Kent, by whom he had seven children. Besides his eldest son and heir, John, he had Thomas, William, George and Walter. Thomas was baptized at Ashburnham in 1573 and died unmarried. William was baptized there in 1582 with the Lord Treasurer (William Cecil, Lord Burghley) and Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon as his godfathers. These distinguished gentlemen were present only by proxy; but all the same young William had an aristocratic start in life. George Prison in 1585; it was too much for his constitution and the boy died and was buried at Ashburnham the same year. There were two daughters, Katherine and Mary, both of whom married Yorkshiremen, and both of whom paid fines for recusancy.
John died in October 1592 and was buried at Ashburnham. His son and heir, again a John was (like his elder sister Katherine) born at Tudeley in Kent in 1571. Presumably he did not share his father's religious principles as he at once recovered the estate from Cordell the cook. On 27 November 1590, at the age of twenty, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Beaumont of Stoughton in Leicestershire, (See Sussex Notes and Quertes, vol. 10, p. 15, and the indexes to that and subsequent volumes for entries relating to the Ashburnhams in London parish registers.) by whom he had two sons, John and William of Civil War fame, and four daughters. There was an Elizabeth who married Sir Frederick Cornwallis (afterwards Lord Cornwallis); Frances who married Frederick Turville; Anne the wife of Sir Edward Dering; and Katherine of whose career we know nothing.
John was knighted at the Tower of London in March 1603/4, and died in 1620 in his 49th year. He was buried at St. Andrew Holborn (destroyed in the Second World War) where there was a monument to him. He wasted his patrimony, records the monument to his son in Ashburnham church, by undertaking too lightly the financial burdens of his friends. He had to sell his property at Ashburnham for £8,000 to meet his debts, and the estate finally passed for some years to the Relf family. After his death, his widow married Sir Thomas Richardson, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas,(and G.E.C., Complete Peerage, sub Cramond.) and was created by Charles I (whether for her own sake or her husband's one does not know) Baroness Cramond in the peerage of Scotland. She wrote and published in London in 1645 a little book of pleasant piety entitled A Ladie's Legacie to her Daughters, in Three Books. (See also Ashburnham MS. 3501 on p. 40 of this catalogue.)
John Ashburnham the Cavalier (see Plate II) (References to his associations with Charles I will be found in many books dealing with the Civil War period. A more recent group of references to John Ashburnham is in vol. 29 (1956) of the Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research (pp. 32-86) where Norman H. Mackenzie considers the career of Sir Thomas Herbert of Tintern. See also p. xviii and Ashburnham MSS. described on pp. 34-36.), born in 1603, was only seventeen when his father died, but he wasted no time in setting about the rehabilitation of the family fortunes. The monument to him (see Plate IV) in Ashburnham church says that within two years of his succession he had so far repaired the broken fortunes of the estate that 'there was not any of them but was in a condition rather to be helpful to others than to want supporte themselves'. At an early age, John seems to have broken away from the rustic traditions of his family and attached himself to the court in London. His mother, Elizabeth Beaumont, was of the same family as Lady Villiers, mother of the Duke of Buckingham, and under Buckingham's patronage began the court career of John Ashburnham. By 1627 he was sufficiently well known to Charles I who refers to him as 'Jack Ashburnham' in his letters to the Duke.
His position after the death of Charles I was unenviable. He had acquired an estate by marrying, as his second wife, the dowager Lady Poulett (1649), and Charles II gave him permission to stay in England and look after it. The writer of the article in the Dictionary of National Biography says that the loyal party suspected his fidelity, and (March 1650) in a memorial to the king asked whether they might trust him. He was harassed by the victors. He was sued for debts contracted for the late king. He was forced to compound for one half of his estate, an unparalleled severity. He was bound in heavy securities to appear, when required, before the council of state. His private journeys were licensed by a 'pass' from the same authority. In his 'Narrative' he tells us that for three years he was so persecuted by committees to discover who had lent the King money during the wars 'as I had scarce had time to eate my bread'. 'Five yeares more', he continues, 'were spent in close imprisonment at London, and three banishments to Garnesey Castle, the cause being for sending mony to His Majesty'. We also learn from the Dictionary of National Biography that, 'In a list of the Tower prisoners furnished by Colonel Barkstead (2 June 1654), John Ashburnham appears as a prisoner for high treason; but this is probably a slip for William [his brother], who was in custody for complicity in the plot of Gerard and Vowel. John's case was (27 December 1655) referred to the major-generals of the counties where his estates lay'.
John Ashburnham came back to his former place as Groom of the Bedchamber at the Restoration, and received such reward for his loyalty as the royal treasury, impoverished by many claimants, could afford. In September 1661 he was the head of a commission set up to enquire into the abuses of the Post Office, and made one of the guardians for the Duke of Monmouth; Ashburnham's house at Chiswick, with its contents, was bought by the King for the Duke. Loans which he had made to Charles I were repaid by grants of Crown leases, but his plans for the acquisition of land were not without difficulties which would have been absent in the former reign. For example, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter are menaced (November 1662) with the royal displeasure if they carry out their projected lease 'to John Ashburnham or any other'. He was elected a Member of Parliament for Sussex at the Restoration, so the most loyal county did not doubt his loyalty to the House of Stuart. (See G. P. Crawford, 'John Ashburnham, M.P. for Sussex, 1661', in Sussex County Magazine, vol. 5, pp. 317-8.)
While young John was in the early years of his service with the Court, William, the second son, had been fighting in the service of the states-general in the Netherlands. But he came home in plenty of time to take a hand in the civil troubles of England. In 1640 he was Member of Parliament for Ludgershall in Wiltshire, and later Colonel of the King's 8th Regiment. (Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 36, p. 164.) In 1644 he was Governor of Weymouth which he held for the King for some months. On 3 June 1654 he was arrested and examined on a charge of complicity in the plot of Colonel John Gerard (1632-1654) to murder the Protector. But nothing seems to have been proved against him, and he was ultimately released from the Tower. After the Restoration Charles II made him Cofferer of his Household. Pepys speaks of him as 'an experienced man and a cavalier', and seems to have met him frequently at the Navy Office and at private houses; mention is made in the Diary of his "odd stories". There was one about the lease of Ashburnham House from the Dean and Chapter of West-minster where the 'devilish covetousness' of Dr. Busby 'was commemorated'. (Dictionary of National Biography.)
So much for the public careers of the two brothers. But they were perhaps even fonder of Ashburnham than their forbears had been for the reason that they were so much away from it. Together they worked at the improvement of the estate and at the restoration of what the improvidence of their father had alienated. John rebuilt all the church but the tower and furnished it richly. (Plan and brief description in Victoria County History, Sussex, vol. 9 (1937), pp. 128-130, and in Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 10, pp. 132-3. See also Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 5, pp. 248-9, and vol. 12, p. 174.) William built an almshouse, (Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 13, p. 306, and Victoria County History, Sussex, vol. 9 (1937), p. 130.) and together they rebuilt Ashburnham Place. The work on the mansion continued through John's imprisonment, and the letters he wrote (see p. 122) to his cousin and son-in-law, Denny Ashburnham (who since he belonged to the Parliamentary side of the family was more free) show the pains he took to get it done properly. In March and April 1671, the two brothers 'shared in an enterprise for reviving the manufacture of tapestry at Mortlake'. William died in 1679; the splendid monument by John Bushnell to him and his wife, Jane (née Butler) Countess of Marlborough (died 1672) is in Ashburnham church. (Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 2, p. 31, vol. 9, pp. 1, 2, and Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 32, pp. xviii-xx, and vol. 36, p. 168. See also Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 10. pp. 64, 81 and 158 for references to William Ashburnham and Charles Toll, the latter mentioned (once as Charles Tott [sic]) on pp. 4 and 7 of this catalogue.)
John married twice. His first wife was Frances, daughter and heir of William Holland of Westburton. She was gallant and dutiful enough to sell her own estates in order that the proceeds might assist John in buying back-the lands his father had sold. There were five children, (John was baptized 4 August 1642, and Bertrand on 1 February 1643/4 at Oxford; see Sussex Archaeological Collections. vol. 33, p. 56.) William John, Bertrand, Frances and Anne. Frances married her father's friend, Denny Ashburnham of Broomham, and had a daughter. Anne married Sir Hugh Smyth, 1st bart., of Long Ashton (see p. 122). John's second wife was Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Christopher Kenn of Kenn in Somerset and widow of John, 1st Lord Poulett. By her he seems to have had more children, as four sons and four daughters are depicted on his monument in Ashburnham church. John died in 1671 and is buried in the vault below the church he built. His son William had died in 1665, but had married Elizabeth, daughter of the same Lord Poulett whose widow his father had married, and it was his son John who was the old Cavalier's heir.
John Ashburnham the younger was therefore heir to his grandfather and his great-uncle. He was born at Chiswick on 15 January 1655/56, so he was altogether a child of the new age, and seems to have inherited nothing of the devotion to the House of Stuart which had been responsible for the successes--no less than for the disasters--of his predecessors. The Sussex estates which their foresight had made it possible for him to inherit must, by this time, have been considerable; both John and William the Cavaliers, had bought land largely and often, and young John added to his stature as a landlord by his marriage on 22 July 1677 at Westminster Abbey to Bridget, daughter and heir of Walter Vaughan of Porthammel House, Brecknockshire, through whom he obtained large estates in Wales. He carried on the tradition of activity in public life which had been the recent creation of the family, though the positions he held were more the accompaniment of his condition as a landowner than (as in the case of his grandfather) the fruit of his own abilities and strength of character. Nevertheless he had something of the diplomatic nature as is shown by the answers he gave to a set of questions propounded by James II to certain grandees of Sussex in 1688.
John was Member of Parliament for Hastings from 1679 to 1681, 1685 to 1687, and 1689. From 1702 till his death he was Custos Rotulorum for Brecknockshire. As a baron of the Cinque Ports he assisted in holding the canopy over James II at his coronation in 1685 and (a thing his grandfather would not have liked) he did a similar service to William and Mary at their coronation four years later. He must have been one of the Englishmen who found that James did not, as a King, improve on closer acquaintance, and he therefore welcomed Dutch William. The welcome must have been appreciated, for a year after the Revolution John was created a baron. He died at his house in Southampton Street, Bloomsbury on 21 January 1709/10. Bridget died 12 May 1719 and, with her husband, was buried at Ashburnham. There were three boys and three girls of the marriage.
The eldest son, William, succeeded his father as second baron. He had been Member of Parliament for Hastings from 1702 to 1710. In 1705 he married, at Carby [recte, Corby], Lincolnshire, Katherine, daughter and sole heir of Thomas Taylor of Clapham in Bedfordshire--a marriage which considerably augmented the family estates. But the young couple had only five months to enjoy their added dignity, for on 16 June 1710 he, and on 11 July following she, died of smallpox at Ashburnham, and are there buried. There were no children.
THE EARLS OF ASHBURNHAM
The next brother, John, succeeded as third baron. He was baptized at St. Margaret Westminster on 13 March 1687. From 1713 to 1715 he was Colonel of the 1st troop of Horse Guards; from 1728 to 1731 a Lord of the Prince of Wales' Bedchamber, and from 1731 till his death Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard. On 14 May 1730 he was created Earl of Ashburnham and Viscount St. Asaph. He was unfortunate in the health of his wives, for he married three and survived them all. His first marriage was with Mary, daughter of James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, in 1710. She was then twenty, and in less than three years she died in childbed, and was buried at Ashburnham. Of her Swift writes, 'She was my greatest favourite, and I am in excessive concern for her death. I hardly knew a more valuable person on all accounts'. Apparently her beauty was confined to the inner eye, for her mother wrote very frankly of her personal appearance before the match (see p. 122).
In July 1714 at the Chapel Royal, Whitehall, the Earl married Henrietta Maria, daughter and coheir of the 9th Earl of Derby. She died in 1718 in her thirty-first year and was buried at Ashburnham. The Earl's third venture was with Jemima, daughter and coheir of Henry de Grey, 1st Duke of Kent, (An iron fireback with the quartered arms of Ashburnham impaling those of Grey is described in Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 6. p. 189.) whom he married at St. James's Westminster on 14 March 1723/24. The first marriage was childless, the second produced a daughter Henrietta (who died unmarried), and the third the son and heir. John himself died 10 March 1736/37 at his house in St. James's Square, Westminster, (See Diary of John Perceval, 1st Earl of Egmont, V, II, p. 367.) and was buried at Ashburnham with his wives.
John, who succeeded his father as second earl and fourth baron was born in 1724. He held a number of official positions in which the honour was perhaps greater than the responsibility. He was a Lord of the Bedchamber, 1748 to 1762, a LL.D. of Cambridge, Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, 1754 to 1757, Keeper of Hyde and St. James's Parks, 1753 to 1762, made a Privy Councillor, 1765, Master of the Great Wardrobe, 1765 to 1775, and First Lord of the Bedchamber and Groom of the Stole, (See Ashburnham MS. 3202 on p. 4, and Ashburnham MS. 2900 on p. 123.) 1775 to 1782. His relations with the King seem to have been sufficiently intimate for him to take His Majesty to task for an omission to give him the Garter which he considered his services had amply earned. George III wrote letters of apology, but the injured dignity of Lord Ashburnham was such that he resigned his position at Court; this correspondence is noted on p. 123.
He was originally a Whig, and protested against the disqualification of Wilkes. But age overcame his enthusiasm, and later he took refuge in the bosom of the Tory party. He built Ashburnham House in Dover Street, and in 1756 married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of John Crowley of Barking, Suffolk, Alderman of London. (Son of Sir Ambrose Crowley, also an Alderman of London, by Theodosia, daughter and heir of the Rev. Joseph Gascoigne by his wife Ann who was daughter and heir of Sir Francis Theobald of Barking, Suffolk. On the death of Theodosia Crowley in 1782, the estate passed to John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham, her son-in-law. See also Francis W. Steer, 'A Housewife's Affairs' (a study of Theodosia Crowley), in Guildhall Miscellany (1958). Through her came the Barking estates to the Ashburnham family, again proving the skin with which the Ashburnhams gravitated to heiresses. (Lord Chesterfield, writing from Bath in 1756. says, 'Lord Ashburnham is very soon to be married to the youngest Miss Crowley. At an average of fat and lean they will make only embonpoint together'. (Letters of Lord Chesterfield to Lord Huntingdon, ed. by A. F. Steuart, 1923, p. 95).) The eldest lived and succeeded his father. There were four daughters.
The second earl died in 1812: we have two contemporary views of his character. Horace Walpole, who seems to have seen a good deal of him and frequently mentions him in his letters, calls him 'a most decent, reserved and servile courtier. He did not want sense, but it all centred in self-interest'. And George Selwyn, writing in 1782, says, 'I have the greatest opinion of his judgment in the conductive part of life; I really believe, if any man ever went through life with consummate discretion, it has been himself, and he has preserved his reputation at the same time'. The second testimonial is, perhaps, a slight improvement on the first.
George Ashburnham, third earl and fifth baron, was born in 1760 and died in 1830. He was at Trinity College, Cambridge, and took his master's degree in 1780. From 1784 to 1795 he was a Lord of the Prince of Wales' Bedchamber, and from 1810 a Trustee of the British Museum. In 1829 he received from George IV the Garter which his father had so notably failed to obtain, and he was a Knight Grand Cross of the Hanoverian Order. His first wife was Sophia Thynne whom he married in 1784. There were two sons and daughter of this match, but neither of the boys survived their father, and Sophia herself died in 1791. Four years later he married Charlotte Percy, and by her had five sons and seven daughters. The eldest son of this marriage was his ultimate heir. Charlotte, Countess of Ashburnham, lived until 1862.
George seems to have had various literary and antiquarian interests. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and in 1830 he published the narrative of John Ashburnham, his cavalier ancestor, with an essay in which he attempted the vindication of Charles's friend from what he regarded as the unfair and prejudiced criticisms of the Earl of Clarendon in his Life. (See Ashburnham MSS. 3947-3947 and 4342-4344 on pp. 34 and 35 below. John Ashburnham's Narrative" is also printed in Allan Fea. Memoirs of the Martyr King (1905), pp. 197-235, where the "Narratives" of Major Huntington, Sir John Berkeley, Sir Henry Firebrace and Colonel Edward Cooke are also reproduced. Fea's book contains a good deal of Ashburnham material; Firebrace's "Narrative" is also given in C. W. Firebrace, Honest Harry (1932), pp. 251-261, together with an important selection of Royalist letters.) In what he calls his "Introductory Apology", Lord Ashburnham (then in the last year of his life) speaks (pp. 11, 12) of his own character and says that he 'can attest the uniform tenour of a life, throughout which he has as sedulously avoided, as others, at any period of theirs, have sought, to attract public notice; perhaps the foregoing protestations, here solemnly renewed, may be the better entitled to credit'. In the same preface he writes of his 'predominant infirmities; a constitutionally morbid indolence, and reserve'.
The Earl was succeeded by his third son, Bertram, born in 1797; he lived until 1878 (see Plate V). He formed the great collections of printed books and manuscripts which were dispersed by his son the fifth Earl. He had been a great traveller in his youth, and collected many examples of fine art in Italy and the East. For the last thirty years of his life he settled down at Ashburnham to the care of his collections and to the government of his estate and dependents in the despotic and patriarchal manner of his ancestors, a manner of which he must have been one of the last English exemplars. In 1840 he married Katherine Charlotte Baillie, and was the father of seven sons and four daughters. On his death (A photograph of the funeral hatchment painted on the death of the 4th Earl is illustrated in the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology, vol. 26, opp. p. 211. A similar hatchment is preserved in Barking church, Suffolk.) he was succeeded by his eldest son, Bertram, who was born in 1840. He will be remembered for his activities in attempting to restore Carlos VII to the Spanish throne; the archives relating to that affair were carefully preserved by the family The fifth Earl married Emily Chaplin who died in 1900; he lived until 1913 when he was succeeded by his brother, Thomas, the sixth and last Earl, who died without issue in 1924.
With the death of the sixth Earl, the male line of Ashburnham of Ashburnham came to an end; the surviving member of the family was Lady Mary Catherine Charlotte Ashburnham (known always as Lady Catherine), daughter of the fifth Earl. She was born 3 January 1890 and died in January, 1953 (The display of the 4th Earl's hatchment above the principal entrance of Ashburnham place on the death of this lady provoked some correspondence in the newspapers.) A few months later the contents of Ashburnham Place and part of the estate were sold; a further portion of the property was disposed of in 1957 (Copies of these sale catalogues are available in the East Sussex Record Office (Ashburnham MSS 1057, 4459 and 3198 on p. 124).)

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THE ARCHIVES OF THE ASHBURNHAM FAMILY AND THEIR SUSSEX ESTATE
The chief seat of the Ashburnham family was Ashburnham Place, near Battle, where, as we have seen, they had been settled from about the end of the 12th century until 1953. A family with such a continuous record of residence, owners of vast estates and of great wealth, naturally accumulated a large and heterogeneous quantity of archives; the classification of these documents has presented many problems and a certain amount of overlapping in several sections has been unavoidable. The main divisions into which the records have been placed will be found in the list of contents of this book on pp. ii, iii, and the general index has, it is hoped, brought scattered references together. Among those records deserving special mention are:--
PEDIGREES which include those of the Vaughan family brought in by the marriage in 1677 of Bridget Vaughan with John, 1st Baron Ashburnham. This lady also brought to the family the important Welsh estates of which the archives have been transferred to the National Library of Wales; a catalogue of them is available in the East Sussex Record Office
FAMILY HONOURS. There are the richly decorated letters patent for the creation of John Ashburnham as Baron Ashburnham, 1689, and those for the advancement of his son as Earl of Ashburnham and Viscount St. Asaph, 1730. The archives also contain twelve papal and other briefs in respect of honours conferred on the 5th Earl for his work in connexion with Roman Catholicism and the attempt to restore Carlos VII to the Spanish throne
APPOINTMENTS TO PUBLIC OR SEMI-PUBLIC OFFICES. Under this heading (pp. 3-5) is listed the finely painted roll of the Constables of Dover Castle and Lord Wardens of the Cinque Ports presented by John Philipot, Somerset Herald, to the ill-fated George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, in 1627. There are a few records relating to the offices of Keeper of the Great Wardrobe and Groom of the Stole, appointments of lieutenancy, and commissions in the army; the latter include that of John Ashburnham, the Cavalier, to be Captain of a Company of 150 Foot in the Earl of Northumberland's Regiment, 1640
MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS. An extensive series dating from 1601, and of much value when dealing with the order in which certain estates came into the family's possession. The documents have been listed with some indication of the amount of detail they contain.
WILLS AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS. These cover the period 1670 to 1888. The earliest is that of John Ashburnham which refers to the former Sussex estates of the family and to the watch of Charles I
CORRESPONDENCE. A relatively small section but important for the letter-books of the outgoing correspondence of John, 1st Baron Ashburnham, in 8 vols., 1696-1708 (See R. Gunnis, 'Letters if the First Lord Ashburnham', in Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 88, pp. 3-14.) Letters or transcripts of letters written by John and William Ashburnham are noted among the Addenda on p. 122. Many later letters are from persons of distinction, and if their names are included in the Dictionary of National Biography the fact is usually noted. One group (no. 929, p. 24) relates to the Colonna Raphael which was sold in 1896 for £17,000.
PERSONAL ACCOUNTS. Only two day-books, 1678-1681, 1710-1716, survive for the early period. Among the later accounts, those for miniatures painted by Robert Thorburn are of interest.
HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNTS. These date from the opening years of the 19th century, and include wage and tradesmen's accounts, those kept by head servants, and the usual 'consumable stores' accounts common in most large establishments. There are very few vouchers.
MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTS. A small group, 1812-1883
WINE AND BEER REGISTERS. A long run of wine cellar-books, 1824-1914, is included
CHARITIES. Mainly concerning the distribution of food from Ashburnham Place, mid-19th century onwards.
INVESTMENTS. The 5th Earl invested large sums in various projects; the papers listed refer mainly to the failure of these schemes.
INVENTORIES. Except for an important inventory of jewels, plate, furnishings, etc. taken at the end of the 17th century, the inventories are of 19th century date.
DIARIES, JOURNALS AND PAPERS RELATING TO FOREIGN TRAVEL. The travel journals and volumes of water-colour and other drawings (see pp. 32, 33) are valuable for the information they provide on conditions abroad in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The personal diaries (with the exception of the 3 vols. of the 1st Lord Ashburnham, 1686-7), although in quantity, are little better than memoranda books.
PARLIAMENTARY. The Ashburnham family did not produce any great politicians. The petition of the inhabitants of New Shoreham protesting against the Bill for the Septennial Act, and the poll list for the Sussex election, 1734, are the principal items in this class
THE CIVIL WAR AND THE RELICS OF CHARLES I. See pp. 34-36 and Plate III. The criticism levelled at John Ashburnham at the time of King Charles's arrest is answered by his vindication of which two manuscript copies are preserved. This narrative was published by the 4th Earl (see p. xv) with much other allied material, but the work is ill-balanced. Three original letters of Charles I are preserved among the archives, together with papers about the relics in the former custody of the Earls of Ashburnham (see also Ashburnham MS. 2800). A small group of letters from the 3rd Earl to W. Nicol who printed the Narrative came to the East Sussex Record Office from another source and is catalogued as Additional MS. 800.
THE CARLIST ACTIVITIES OF THE 5TH EARL. An unusual collection of material from which a complete and vivid picture of the Earl's activities may be constructed. The group contains a wealth of correspondence (including letters written by Spanish refugees, 1819-1830) from many royal persons. A series of printed books and pamphlets, photographs, newspaper cuttings, etc. concerning Carlist and Catholic matters are also listed on pp. 36-39.
ART. Includes a volume of sketches of Suffolk scenes, 1797, and a copper plate etched by the 4th Earl when a boy at Westminster School.
LITERARY. A collection of manuscript and printed items of mixed character, including pamphlets written or published by the 4th and 5th Earls
MISCELLANEOUS FAMILY PAPERS. A small group including a book recording the weights and heights of members of the Ashburnham family, 1835-1861
PAPERS RELATING TO THE BUILDING AND FURNISHING OF ASHBURNHAM PLACE AND OTHER RESIDENCES. (Illustrated articles on Ashburnham Place appeared in country Life, 22 and 29 January, 1916, and 16, 23 and 30 April, 1953; in Sussex county Magazine, vol. 27 (1953), pp. 566-575; in Hastings and East Sussex Naturalist, vol. 2 (1915). An article on the Churchill Club whose premises were the old Ashburnham House in Dean's Yard, Westminster, appeared in Country Life, 3 September 1943. Soon after the sale of the contents of Ashburnham Place in 1953, photographs of, and notes about,furniture, picture, silver and other items from Ashburnham Place began to appear in various art journals.) The more important drawings are those of Lancelot ("Capability") Brown (See D. Stroud, Capability Brown (1950), p. 129, and plates on pp. 84, 136, 137.) for improvements to the Park in the 18th century. There are detailed accounts of George Dance the younger for alterations made between 1812 and 1817 which are useful for costs of labour and materials. Extensive alterations were made to Ashburnham Place in the middle of 19th century, and a considerable quantity of letters, plans and drawings and other material has survived. There are smaller groups relating to the Dover Street, London, house (see pp. 41-51).
THE ASHBURNHAM LIBRARY. The creation of a library by the 4th Earl which vied in the richness and diversity of its treasures with those of Sir Thomas Phillipps, and Robert (Curzon) 14th Lord Zouche at Parham, is documented in some detail in the Ashburnham archives. For the dispersal of the library by the 5th Earl, the papers are even more complete, and include correspondence which will be of exceptional interest to future bibliographers. The Stowe MSS., once at Ashburnham, are now in the British Museum, and a catalogue of them has been published. There are sundry printed and manuscript catalogues of the Ashburnham Library, and a few books and pamphlets--mostly incomplete or mutilated--which are undoubtedly a remnant of that celebrated collection G.E.C., Complete Peerage, vol. 1 (1910)
TITLE DEEDS. Nearly 4,500 items are included under this heading for Sussex. Documents ranging in date between the late 12th and late 19th centuries are included in the following groups:--
A1--A313 which are loose deeds removed from Ashburnham Place and not fully calendared. Draft calendars and notes exist (Ashburnham MS. 118) for deeds A1-A73.
B1-B1167 which were arranged in chronological order (13th century to 1836) and calendared by the late Rev. Walter Budgen. Mr. Budgen must have broken numerous original bundles thereby destroying much valuable evidence on the composition of the estate and its growth; his calendar is in one volume (no. 4449, and not indexed. Most of the documents were endorsed by Mr. Budgen in indelible pencil. There is evidence that some of these deeds have been in or near a fire as they are scorched and the seals have melted.
L1-L2949 were received through Messrs. Peake & Co., the estate solicitors, London, and are arranged in original bundles under properties. Except for certain groups of early deeds, the documents are listed in a typed schedule (nos. 4450, 4451, and an index of properties, arranged by parishes, has been compiled.
These archives are an exceptionally complete and important series despite the interference in the arrangement of the first two groups.
MANORIAL DOCUMENTS. The records of twenty manors are included, ranging in date from 1418 to 1951. The majority of the court rolls date from the 17th century, and the number of documents varies considerably from manor to manor. The manors of Ashburnham, Burwash, Burghurst in Burwash, Cowden in Wartling, Dallington and Netherfield in Battle are among those with good runs of archives, and the six compotus rolls, 1418-1526, for the manors of Burghurst, Dallington, Shiplake, Bevilham in Mayfield and Bevilham-cum-Burghurst are of interest. Among the documents received from Messrs. Peake & Co. are court rolls and other manorial records relating to the manors of Wartling and Rockland, Falmer, Aldwick and Rockland and Boreham, 1408-1663 (L1596-L1600). The history of the Ashburnham manors may be found in the Victoria County History, Sussex, and similar books; although the appropriate references are given in the lists on pp. 57-65, much more detailed information about the manors could be gained from the documents themselves. The miscellaneous archives listed are chiefly stewards' fee books. The names used for the manors are as given in the Victoria County History, Sussex.
PURCHASES AND SALES OF PROPERTY. This section should be read in conjunction with the schedules of deeds received from Messrs. Peake & Co. (see above, and p. 107). Most of the papers are letters, agreements, draft conveyances, schedules of properties, and sale particulars, 1787-1923.
ESTATE CORRESPONDENCE. Large quantities of letters (1778-1918) from agents, solicitors and others concerned with the administration of the Ashburnham estates have survived. It would be impracticable to abstract this correspondence, but some indication of the writers and subjects is given in the lists on A certain amount of overlap with other sections is inevitable.
RENTALS AND AUDIT ACCOUNTS. A volume, 1671-1710, is the chief item of interest, but the rentals of the Sussex estates, 1690-1836 (with some gaps) are important for a study of the value of the properties. This section (pp. 72-73) should be studied with the estate accounts referred to in the next paragraph.
ESTATE ACCOUNTS. What has been termed "Estate: General Accounts" is the largest series in the Ashburnham archives. There are 172 volumes (besides loose papers), 1679-1925, and these comprise the annual accounts analysed under subjects, and various day-books. The book-keeping system for the main accounts is simple to follow, but owing to lack of uniformity it is not always easy to determine where various subsidiary accounts fit into the system. Some of the volumes include expenditure on housekeeping, servants' wages, and the sale of stock and timber.
FARM ACCOUNTS. So far as is possible, these have been separated from the general estate accounts; the period covered is 1821-1886.
LABOUR ACCOUNTS. These cover much the same period as the farm accounts, and are a useful source of information on rates of wages and duties.
IRON, LIME AND BRICK ACCOUNTS. The Ashburnham Iron Works survived longer than any in Sussex; the Ashburnham Furnace is, in fact, still part of the estate. (See also p. ix and Sussex Notes and Queries, vol. 2, pp. 67-8, vol. 6, p. 172, and vol. 12, p. 55; B. H. Lucas, 'The Ashburnham Iron Works', in Sussex County Magazine, vol. 7 (1933), pp. 81-5.) The annual accounts for the Orchard Wood and Forest Iron and Lime Works, 1789-1829, are in 29 bundles, and there are 39 vols. of general accounts; reference should also be made to the general estate accounts when using these records. The brick and tile accounts are late 19th century.
TENANCY AGREEMENTS. A printed form of agreement was used on the Ashburnham estate, and the 239 counterparts which have survived 9. A few associated papers have also been included under this heading.
MAINTENANCE OF PROPERTY. Excluding Ashburnham Place very few archives have survived under this heading. Further information is likely to be found in the estate correspondence
CARTULARIES, TERRIERS, VALUATIONS, SURVEYS AND MAPS. Administration of the estate was facilitated by the documents in this group. The terriers or 'particulars' of lands commence in 1652. The most complete survey and valuation of the entire Sussex estate is one by Edward Driver in 1830 (no. 1173, A numerical terrier with reference to a volume of maps--not deposited--was made by Driver in 1834, and concerns 13,616 acres in 2,022 lots (no. 1174 The estate maps and plans dating from 1635 have been catalogued in detail and include some good examples of the cartographer's skill; among the surveyors may be mentioned Gyles Burton 'practitioner in some of ye Mathematiks', George Ridgeway, Edwark Elphick who was aged 29 in 1717, and J. Lidwell of Battle. Some of the maps are in poor condition. A number of reduced or draft maps and plans of doubtful value
SCHEDULES OF DOCUMENTS. Mention has been made above to the lists of title deeds compiled by the Rev. Walter Budgen and by Messrs. Peake & Co. In addition, there are various lesser schedules of documents of individual properties, and lists compiled in 1809, and sumptuously bound, of deeds and other writings relating to the English and Welsh Estates
GAME. There are 50 volumes of registers of game killed, 1836-1919, correspondence about the infringement of shooting rights, and some details of the cost of keeping game. Also some reference to deer
MINERAL RIGHTS. Mainly concerned with mining for gypsum and the activities of the Sub-Wealden Exploration Committee.
RAILWAYS. Papers relating to the proposals to run lines over Ashburnham property in Sussex
TIMBER. An extensive series of woodcutting books, accounts, agreements and details of wood sales, 1773-1892 (with some gaps) will be useful to students of forestry and rural economy. The miscellaneous papers include the measurement of an oak tree used for the floor of the great hall at Ashburnham Place in 1851. The records should be used with the estate accounts
VENISON. There are 12 vols. of venison books, 1822-1914, and similar records on loose sheets for 1769 and 1803-1814
MISCELLANEOUS. Eight items only, but including a steward's commonplace book for 1837 with information about trees, names of plants, and the state of the poll at the East Sussex Election; also an estimate for fencing the turnpike road at John's Cross.
LEGAL MATTERS. While reference to law-suits will be found in the personal and estate correspondence, the twelve groups listed on pp. 112 and 113 seem to fall into a separate class. The earliest document is the case of John Ashburnham, c. 1680, concerning the estates of his grandfather. The papers in the action between the 4th Earl and the architect (W. L. B. Granville) responsible for the alterations at Ashburnham Place, 1849-50, consideration should also be given to marriage settlements and testamentary records where there are also legal papers.
GENERAL CHURCH MATTERS. (The parish records of Ashburnham and Penhurst are in the Diocesan Record Office at Pelham House, Lewes. See also R. W. Whistler, 'The Ashburnham Registers', in Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 33, pp. 49-68.) These are papers mainly relating to the repair of Catsfield, Hooe and Dallington churches.
MILITIA. A singularly complete group of documents for the period 1798 to 1811 concerning the Ashburnham Troop of Cavalry, with smaller sections for the South Lewes Volunteer Infantry and the Hastings Battalion of Volunteers An unusual survival is the samples of cloth submitted for the men's uniforms.
MAPS AND PLANS OF PUBLIC SCHEMES are typical copies of official documents such as may be found among the archives of large estates.
ROADS This section includes some useful material relating to the Flimwell and Hastings Turnpike Road.



FAMILY ARCHIVES: PEDIGREES  [no ref. or date]

Pedigree  ASH/788  1605

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'This is the pedegre and achivement of the Right Worshipfull Mr Charles Vaughan of Bredwarden. .. finished at Brecknock the Xth of September, an° dom'ii, 1605.' Recites descent in 6 lines through the Kings and Princes of the Royal Tribes of Wales. 1 ft. 9 in., with 103 painted shields of arms, and achievement of Vaughan at foot.

Pedigree  ASH/787  c. 1610

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On parchment, 40 x 32 in.

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Reciting descent from Edward IV., Elizabeth Woodville, and Sir George Grey of Groby (her first husband), of George Vaughan, Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset, Theophilus Howard, Earl of Suffolk, and others. 17 painted shields of arms.

Fragment of pedigree of Vaughan, reciting from c. 1240 to 1622  ASH/789  1622

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On paper, 59 x 13 in.

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With 44 painted shields of arms, and some later additions made 1666.

Pedigree of the Ashburnham family  ASH/4346  c. 1750

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With brief notes of sources of information; not detailed.

Pedigree of the Earls of Ashburnham, taken from J. Edmondson, Baronagium Genealogicum  ASH/4347-4349  1764

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With some MS. additions and an engraving of the Ashburnham arms.

Pedigree of the Crowley family  ASH/4350  c. 1845

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Reciting descent in 3 generations of Elizabeth Crowley (wife of John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham) from Sir Ambrose Crowley (ob. 1713) and Joseph Gascoigne (ob. 1721). With coloured shield of arms.

Pedigree of the Vaughan family  ASH/4351  1882

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Reciting descent in 34 generations of Bridget Vaughan (wife of John, 1st Baron Ashburnham) from Brychan Brycheinog.

Pedigree of MacCarthy, Earl Clancarty and MacCartie of Carrignavar  ASH/4352  c. 1895

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Reciting descent in 11 generations from Sir Cormac MacCarthy (ob. 1616).

Pedigree of the Garde family of Ballinacurra, Ireland  ASH/4353  c. 1895

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Showing descent in 9 generations from Thomas Garde 'of the Kentish line, vivens temp. Jac. I'.

Pedigree of the Symson family  ASH/4354  1898

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Showing descent in 6 generations from the Rev. Robert Symson (d. 1679) of Ormeside, co. Westmorland, and Richard King (ob. 1669) of Ribbleton Hall, Preston, co. Lancs.

Rough Pedigree showing the descendants of George, 3rd Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/4355  20th cent

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FAMILY ARCHIVES: GENEALOGY  [no ref. or date]

Copy (late 16th cent., with an annotated transcript, 1822) of an inspeximus dated 2 Jan 1585  ASH/798-801  late 16th Cent 1822

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Reciting writs of certiorari concerning judgements of treason on Henry Tyes and Bartholomew of Ashburnham dated at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 4 Aug 1322; an order, dated at Westminster 5 March 1327, directed to the escheator South of the Trent not to intermeddle further with the manor of Ashburnham [Ashboneham] which Bartholomew of Ashburnham held of John of Brittany Earl of Richmond by knight service, and which had been taken into the king's hands at Bartholomew's death; and petition, 3 Feb 1327 exhibited in Parliament by those who were wrongly disinherited and banished for supporting the 'querele' of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster that they should be restored to their lands, which was granted.
With covering letter from Henry Ellis (1777-1869;) of the British Museum, 1822, and note about Bartholomew Ashburnham's age.

Bibliography: See also Victoria County History of Sussex, vol.ix, p. 127.


Obituary notice of John, 1st Earl of Ashburnham, cut from a newspaper  ASH/791  1736

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Cuttings (leaders, letters and parliamentary reports) mainly from The Times (Apr.-May, 1857, Feb. 1858)  ASH/792-797  1857-1858

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Concerning appointment of Gen. the Hon. Thomas Ashburnham (son of 3rd Earl) to command an expeditionary force to China.

Marriage of the 4th Earl with Katherine Charlotte, daughter of George Bailie, of Jerviswood, co. Lanark  ASH/805-807  1879-1892

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(1) Extract of notice in Kelso Mail newspaper, 9 Jan. 1840; (2) affidavit, sworn 1879, of Robert Swan of Kelso to the effect that the marriage was celebrated at Mellerstain in Earlston, co. Berwick; (3) letter, 1892, concerning taking of seat in the House of Lords; incidental references to mineral rights at Pembury; auditing of accounts.

Exercise book  ASH/790  20th cent

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Containing extracts, arranged chronologically, about the Ashburnham family from the Sussex Archaeological Collections, the publications of the Sussex Record Society, and other sources. Transcripts of a few Wills

FAMILY ARCHIVES: HONOURS  [no ref. or date]

Letters patent, 30 May 1689  ASH/780  1689

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For the creation of John Ashburnham as Baron Ashburnham. Good portrait, in colour, of William III; head and borders of patent in gold with shields of arms. Great Seal missing.

Letters patent, 14 May 1730  ASH/781  1730

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Great Seal broken

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For the creation of John, 3rd Baron Ashburnham as Earl of Ashburnham, and Viscount St. Asaph. Borders in gold and colours.

Letters to George, Viscount St. Asaph  ASH/782-785  1804

4 docs

Contents:
On his being called to the House of Peers by virtue of his father's barony of Ashburnham. [William Pitt and Lord Hawkesbury notifying the summons; George James Williams (1719-1805 and Thomas Manning ?Sutton sending congratulations.]

The Statutes of the Most Noble Order of the Garter  ASH/4341  1827, 1829

1 vol

Contents:
Printed, London 1827. Bound in 'Garter Blue' velvet, with painted achievement of arms of George, 3rd Earl of Ashburnham created Knight of the Garter, 1829.

Various papers  ASH/1883-1893  1874-1904

11 items

Contents:
(1) Bull of Reception as a Knight of Justice of the Sovereign Order of Malta, 11 Feb. 1874; (2) Brief of Pope Pius IX appointing Lord Ashburnham a Knight Commander of the Order of Pius, 11 June 1876; (3) Brief of Pope Leo XIII promoting Lord Ashburnham to the Grand Cross of the same Order, 1 April 1879; (4) Brevet from Don Carlos VII nominating Lord Ashburnham as Knight Commander of the Order of Charles III, 21 Jan. 1876; (5) autograph letter of Don Carlos VII promoting Lord Ashburnham to the Grand Cross of the same Order, 20 Sept. 1883; (6) letter conferring medal (1st class) of Charles VII, 7 Sept. 1883; (7) (8) Bull promoting Lord Ashburnham to the Grand Cross of the Order of Malta, 25 Jan. 1890, and Bull of Honour and Devotion in lieu of Justice, after marriage, 20 April 1893; (9) Brevet and autograph letter from King Alfonso I of the Two Sicilies conferring the Grand Cross of the Constantinian Order of St. George, 1 Nov. 1896 and a printed notice relating to the Order, 1910; (10) autograph letter of Don Carlos VII conferring the Order of the Holy Ghost on Lord Ashburnham, 18 Nov. 1897; (11) correspondence and licences from King Edward VII to wear the Orders of Malta and Pius, 1904. All in envelope endorsed with a note of its contents in Lord Ashburnham's handwriting.

Diploma of gratitude; presented to the 5th Earl of Ashburnham by La Asamblea Suprema de la Cruz Roja Espanola, 28 April 1899  ASH/4356  1899

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Petition by Edward Pirie-Gordon of Buthlaw and Lesmoir, and of Waterton, co. Aberdeen, resident of Gwernvale Crickhowel, co. Brecknockshire  ASH/786  1901

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Contents:
To the Pretender to the French Throne (Charles XI) for a confirmation of a grant of Barony in the French Peerage, originally granted to Sir William de Gordon, of Castle Gordon, co. Berwick, 1270. Brief pedigree.

FAMILY ARCHIVES: APPOINTMENTS TO PUBLIC OR SEMI-PUBLIC OFFICES  [no ref. or date]


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List of the Constables of Dover Castle and Lord Wardens of the Cinque Ports  ASH/3199  1627

1 vol

Contents:
Prepared by John Philipot, Somerset Herald, and presented by him to George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham With 75 painted coats-of-arms.

Bibliography: Edited, with an introduction, and facsimiles of the arms, by Francis W. Steer (1956).


Quietus of Richard Bayly, John Lawrence and Charles Tott, executors of William Ashburnham, dec'd [d. 1665], Keeper of the Great Wardrobe  ASH/3200  1683

1 doc

Account of John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham, as Master of the Great Wardrobe  ASH/3201  1770-1771

1 doc

Contents:
Summary of names of suppliers, and value of goods.

Notebook containing details of the duties of the Groom of the Stole, an appointment held by the 2nd Earl  ASH/3202  1782

1 vol

Appointment  ASH/3207  1662

1 doc

Contents:
Of John Ashburnham, esq., Sir John Pelham, Sir John Covert and Sir Denny Ashburnham. Barts., Sir John Lewknor and Sir William Morley, Knights of the Bath. Sir Thomas Dike and Sir George Courthope, Knights, Henry Goring of Hyden [Highden in Washington] and George Parker of Wellington [Willingdon], esquires, as Deputy Lieutenants of Sussex.

Copy of the appointment, 11 Aug., 1660  ASH/3207a  c. 1662

1 doc

Contents:
Of Algernon, 10th Earl of Northumberland to be Lord Lieutenant of Sussex and of the City of Chichester.
This copy subscribed 'Northumberland' was given to John Ashburnham on his appointment as a Deputy Lieutenant.

Letters Patent  ASH/3208  1702

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Contents:
Appointing John, Lord of Ashburnham, as Custos Rotulorum of Brecknockshire. Engraved portrait of Queen Anne; Great Seal mostly broken away.

Opinion of Whitelocke Bulstrode (1650-1724) on the functions of the office of Custos Rotulorum with respect to Clerks of the Peace  ASH/3205  1702

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Contents:
[This opinion was probably sought in connection with affairs in Brecknockshire.]

Appointment of the Hon. George Ashburnham as Deputy Lieutenant for Sussex  ASH/3209  1807

1 doc

Appointment of John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham, as Vice-Admiral of Sussex  ASH/3210  1770

1 doc

Contents:
Engraved portrait of George III; papered seal detached.

Letters  ASH/3211-3214  1812, 1820

4 docs

Contents:
From (a) Spencer Perceval to Viscount St. Asaph offering him the office of Vice-Admiral of Sussex on the resignation of the 2nd Earl [the offer was apparently refused]; (b) from 2nd Earl of Chi-chester enquiring about the resignation; (c) offer repeated to the 3rd Earl by 2nd Viscount Melville (First Lord of the Admiralty) on the death of the 4th Duke of Richmond.

Letters concerning a request for the 4th Earl to act as a magistrate  ASH/3215-3222  1842

8 docs

Contents:
With a petition signed by 45 persons.

Commission of Lt. Col. [John] Ashburnham  ASH/3203  1640

1 doc

Contents:
To be Captain of a Company of 150th foot in the Earl of Northumberland's Regiment.

Letter from the Duke of Richmond to the 3rd Earl  ASH/3204  1816

1 doc

Contents:
Asking him to accept a Commission as Colonel to the Sussex Militia.

Commission of Bertram, Viscount St. Asaph  ASH/3206  1818

1 doc

Contents:
(Afterwards 4th Earl) to be Lt. Col. of the Hastings Regiment of the Sussex Local Militia.

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENTS  [no ref. or date]


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Assignment of marriage of John Ashburnham  ASH/4429  16 November 1601

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Contents:
Consideration, £240.
Samuel Sheaffe of London, merchant tailor, to Henry Apesley of Ore, esq. and William Newton of Southover, gent.
Recites grant, 26 September 1601, to Samuel Sheaffe of the value of the marriage of John Ashburnham, esq., the queen's ward, son and heir of John Ashburnham, esq., dec'd.

Assignment of marriage  ASH/4150  20 April 1605

Contents:
Sir Robert Knollys, kt., of Westminster, Dame Katherine his wife, and Frances Knollys (one of the daus. and heirs of Sir Robert), to Sir Walter Vaughan, kt., of Falston, co. Wilts., and Charles Vaughan, esq. (his son and heir).
Recites intended marriage of Charles Vaughan and Frances Knollys, and the fact that Vaughan is a kinsman of Dame Katherine.
Various lands in Cos. Brecknockshire, Cardiganshire and Wilts. [details]; covenant to levy a Fine.

Assignment of marriage  ASH/4151  14 October 1631

Contents:
(a) John Booth of 'the Close of the Chanons of the Cathedrall Church of Sarum', gent., Christian his wife, and Barbara their only daughter, Thomas Sadler of the said Close, esq., Giles Hungerford of Skidmore Upton, co. Wilts., gent., and Thomas Shuter of the said Close, gent.; (b) Sir Walter Vaughan of Fallersdon alias Faulston, co. Wilts, kt., and George Vaughan, esq. (his son and heir apparent), and Frederick Vaughan (another son of the said Sir Walter).
Recites intended marriage between the said George Vaughan and Barbara Booth
Manor of Staunton and other lands [details given] in co. Wilts.
To provide for the advancement of the said George Vaughan and Barbara Booth, and in consideration of a jointure to be settled on her by the said Sir Walter Vaughan.

Conveyance (Lease and Release)  ASH/4152, 4153  23, 24 December 1650

Contents:
Frederick Vaughan of Gussage St. Michael, co. Dorset, clerk, to Jeffery Daniell of St. Margarets, co. Wilts., esq., and James Whitney of Dunhead St. Andrew, co. Wilts., clerk.
Manors, lands, advowsons, etc. [details given] in cos. Brecknockshire, Glamorgan and Carmarthenshire.

Depositions of witnesses taken at Blandford, co Dorset  ASH/4154  5 April 1653

Contents:
In a cause between Elizabeth Vaughan, complainant, and Frederick Vaughan, clerk, and others, defendants.

Conveyance (Lease and Release)  ASH/4155, 4156  1, 2 March 1654

Contents:
Jeffery Daniell of St. Margarets, co. Wilts., esq., and James Whitney of Dunhead St. Andrew, co. Wilts., clerk, to Frederick Vaughan of Yeansom, co. Dorset, clerk.
Manors, etc. as in nos. 4152, 4153 on p.5.

Depositions of witnesses taken at Dorchester co. Dorset  ASH/4157  9 March 1654

Contents:
By virtue of a Commission issued out of the High Court of Chancery in a cause between Frederick Vaughan, clerk, plaintiff, Elizabeth Vaughan and others, defendants, and between the said Elizabeth Vaughan, plaintiff, and the said Frederick Vaughan and others, defendants.

Settlement of marriage  ASH/4158  10 March 1654

Contents:
(a) Frederick Vaughan, clerk (bro. and heir of Sir George Vaughan of Pembrey, co. Carmarthenshire, dec'd, and youngest son of Sir Walter Vaughan, late of Fallersdon, co. Wilts., kt.) and Frances his wife; (b) Matthew Davis of Shafton, co. Dorset, esq., and Henry Carent of Mounckton, co. Dorset, gent; (c) Jeffery Daniell of Marlborough, co. Wilts., esq., and George Bond, esq. (son and heir of Thomas Bond, late of Ogbourne St. George, co. Wilts., esq., dec'd).
Recites intended marriage of Walter Vaughan (son and heir of the said Frederick) and Alice Bond (sister of the said George).
Manor of Pembrey and other lands in Wales to provide a jointure for the said Alice and portions for their children.

Counterpart of ASH/4158  ASH/4159  10 March 1654

Covenant to levy a Fine  ASH/4160  10 March 1654

Contents:
(a) Frederick Vaughan and Frances his wife [as in preceding deed]; (b) Jeffery Daniell of Marlborough, co. Wilts., esq., and George Bond, esq. [as in preceding deed].
Recites intended marriage of Walter Vaughan and Alice Bond, and the sum of £3,000 for the marriage portion of the said Alice.
Manor of Alltmarchant and other manors, lands, advowsons, etc. in co. Brecknockshire and co. Glamorgan.

Final Concord made in the Court of the Great Sessions at Brecon  ASH/4161  7 August 1654

Contents:
Walter Doulton, gent., v. Frederick Vaughan, clerk, and w. Frances.
Manor of Alt Marchen and other manors, lands, etc. [as in preceding deed].

Exemplification of a Common Recovery  ASH/4162  12 August 1654

Contents:
David Jenkins, gent. v. Walter Daulton [sic] gent.
Manor of Alltmarchen, etc. [as in preceding deed].
Frederick Vaughan, clerk, vouched to warranty. [Seal missing.]

Copy [incomplete] of Marriage Settlement  ASH/4163  1654

Contents:
'Of Walter Vaughan (son of Frederick Vaughan and younger brother of Sir George Vaughan) and Alice Bond [see no. 4158] who was the mother of Bridget Vaughan who married the present [i.e. 2nd Earl] Lord Ashburnham's Grandfather under whom he Claims'.
Description taken from endorsement; first page missing; pp. 2-18 extant; relating to the Welsh Estate.

Conveyance (Lease and Release)  ASH/4164, 4165  11, 12 June 1677

Contents:
(a) John Ashburnham, of Ashburnham, esq.; (b) Jeffery Daniell of St. Margarets near Marlborough, co. Wilts., George Bond of Ogbourne, co. Wilts., William Ball and Richard Bayly, both of Grays Inn, co. Middx., esqrs., John Lawrence, esq., and Charles Toll, gent., both of Westminster; (c) Bridget Vaughan, dau. and sole heir of Walter Vaughan, late of New Sarum, co. Wilts., dec'd.
Recites intended marriage of the said John Ashburnham and Bridget Vaughan, and the establishment of a trust fund for them and their children to be derived from, the Manor of Ashburnham and other properties [detailed] in Sussex and Bedfordshire.

Counterpart of no. 4165  ASH/4166  12 June 1677

Counterpart of no. 4165  ASH/4167  12 June 1677

Articles of Agreement  ASH/4168  12 June 1677

Contents:
(a) John Ashburnham, of Ashburnham, esq., and William Ashburnham of Westminster, esq.; (b) William Ball of Gray's Inn, co. Middx., esq.
Recites marriage of Walter Vaughan and his wife Alice (now wife of William Ball) and intended marriage of John Ashburnham and Bridget Vaughan; John Ashburnham and Bridget agree to discharge the said William Ball from his trusteeship of the said Bridget after the payment to William Ashburnham of £3,000 due to her.

Counterpart of ASH/4168  ASH/4169  12 June 1677

Quitclaim  ASH/4170  24 July 1677

Contents:
John Ashburnham of Ashburnham, esq., and Bridget his wife, to William Ball of Gray's Inn, co. Middx., esq.
Release of all actions [in accordance with articles of Agreement, 12 June 1677, no. 4168].

Conveyance  ASH/4171  14 March 1676/77

Contents:
John Ashburnham of Ashburnham, esq., to Sir Edward Deering of Sullendon, co. Kent, kt. and bt., Sir Robert Southwell, kt., a clerk of the Privy Council, and John Lawrence of Westminster, esq.
Properties [detailed] to be held in trust for 99 years to the use of the said John Ashburnham and his heirs.

Covenant to Levy a Fine  ASH/4172  22 Jan. 1681

Contents:
John Ashburnham, of Ashburnham, esq., and Bridget his wife (sole dau. and heir of Walter Vaughan, late of Pembrey, co. Carmarthen, esq., dec'd., and grand-dau. and heir of Frederick Vaughan, late of New Sarum, co. Wilts., clerk, dec'd.), to Richard Bayly of Gray's Inn, co. Middx.
Manor of Pembrey with other estates [detailed] in Wales.

Counterpart of ASH/4172  ASH/4173  22 Jan. 1681

Conveyance (Bargain and Sale Enrolled)  ASH/4174  20 Jan. 1702

Contents:
(a) John, Lord Ashburnham, and William Ashburnham (his son and heir by Bridget, Lady Ashburnham); (b) Richard Waring of St. James', Westminster, esq., and his wife Alice (sole dau. and heir of William Ball, late of Gray's Inn, esq., dec'd.); (c) Richard Hoare of London, goldsmith, and Andrew Card of Gray's Inn, gent.; (d) Robert Colman of Furnival's Inn, gent.
Recites lease and release, 11, 12 June 1677 [nos. 4164, 4165] on the intended marriage of John Lord Ashburnham and Bridget Vaughan.
To allow two or more Common Recoveries of manors and other properties [detailed] to be suffered for the barring and discharging of all estates, tail, reversions and remainders thereof now in being.

Final Concord  ASH/4175  Hilary, 1702

Contents:
Richard Hoare and Andrew Card, v. John, Lord Ashburnham, William Ashburnham, Richard Waring and w. Alice.
Manors of Ashburnham, Penhurst and Pemborne, 15 messuages, 2 watermills, 2 windmills, 2 dovehouses, 15 gardens, 15 orchards, 1000a. land, 50a. meadow, 50a. pasture, 1000a. wood, 50a. heath and furze, 50a. fresh marsh, 200a. salt marsh, 40s. rent, view of frank pledge, court baron and leet with appurtenances in Ashburnham, Penhurst, Dallington, Pevensey, Catsfield, Westham, Herstmonceux, Battle, Mountfield, Wartling, Hailsham, Brightling, Warbleton and Ninfield, and the advowsons of Dallington, Catsfield, Ninfield and Penhurst, and lands in Bedfordshire.

Conveyance (Bargain and Sale Enrolled)  ASH/4176  28 Feb. 1702

Contents:
(a) John, Lord Ashburnham, and William Ashburnham (his son and heir); (b) Lionel Rich of Dowdswell, co. Glos., esq. (nephew and heir of Richard Bayley late of Gray's Inn, co. Middx., esq., dec'd.); (c) Richard Hoare of London, goldsmith, and Andrew Card of Gray's Inn, gent.; (d) Robert Colman of Furnival's Inn, gent.
Recites Will, 11 July 1677 [no. 4275] of William Ashburnham.
To allow two or more Common Recoveries of manors and other properties [detailed] to be suffered.

Deed to declare the Uses of Fines and Recoveries  ASH/4177  12 May 1702

Contents:
(a) John, Lord Ashburnham, Bridget his wife, and William Ashburnham (son and heir of the said John); (b) Richard Hoare of London, goldsmith, and Andrew Card of Gray's Inn, co. Middx., gent.; (c) Robert Colman of Furnival's Inn, London, gent.; (d) Sir Robert Southwell of St. Martin in the Fields, co. Middx., kt., Francis Parry of St. James', Westminster, esq., and Martin Folkes of Gray's Inn, co. Middx., esq.
Recites indentures 20 Jan. 1701/2 [no. 4174], and property in detail.

Counterpart of preceding deed, with endorsement of revocation  ASH/4178  12 May 1702

Contents:
13 Oct. 1705

Deed to declare the Uses of a Recovery  ASH/4179  12 May 1702

Contents:
(a) John, Lord Ashburnham, and William Ashburnham (his son and heir); (b) Richard Hoare of London, goldsmith, and Andrew Card of Gray's Inn, co. Middx., gent.; (c) Robert Colman of Furnival's Inn, gent.
Recites conveyance, 28 Feb. 1701/2 [no. 4176], and property in detail.

Common Recovery  ASH/4180  18 May 1702

Contents:
Richard Colman, gent., v. Richard Hoare and Andrew Card, gents.
Manors of Catsfield, Broomham, Ittington, Woodsdale, Pemborne, Hastings, Dowles, Hazelden, Creepe and Jennings, 30 messuages, 4 watermills, 4 windmills, 4 dovehouses, 60 gardens, 1000a. land, 100a. meadow, 1000a. pasture, 1000a. wood, 50a. furze and heath, 50a. fresh marsh, 200a. salt marsh, 40s. rent, court baron and court leet with appurtenances in Catsfield, Hastings, Ashburnham, Penhurst, Dallington, Battle, Mountfield, Hooe, Ninfield, Wartling, Whatlington, Pevensey, Willingdon, Hailsham, Herstmonceux, Brightling, Bexhill and Warbleton.
[Elaborate heading with Royal Arms; seal missing.]

Common Recovery  ASH/4181  18 May 1702

Contents:
Robert Colman, gent., v. Richard Hoare and Andrew Carde, gents.
Manors of Ashburnham, Penhurst and Pemborne alias Herstmegham alias Wilshams, 15 messuages, 2 watermills, 2 windmills, 2 dovehouses, 30 gardens, 1000a. land, 50a. meadow, 50a. pasture, 1000a. wood, 50a. furze and heath, 50a. fresh marsh, 200a. salt marsh, 40s. rent, view of frank pledge, court baron and court leet with appurtenances in Ashburnham [and other Sussex parishes as in no. 4175], with the advowsons of Dallington, Catsfield, Ninfield and Penhurst.
[Elaborate heading with Royal Arms; seal missing.]

Marriage Settlement  ASH/4182  22 Sept. 1710

Contents:
(a) John Lord Ashburnham, Baron of Ashburnham; (b) Edward Southwell, esq., Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State in Ireland, Sir John Osborne, bt., of Chicksand, co. Beds., Sir Richard Hoare, kt., Alderman of London, Richard Webb of the Inner Temple, esq.; (c) James, Duke of Ormond, K.G., P.C., and Lady Mary Butler (one of his daughters); (d) Henry, Duke of Beaufort, Laurence, Earl of Rochester, Richard Waring of St. James', Westminster, esq., Bryan Fairfax, jun., of St. Margaret, Westminster, esq.
Recites (i) intended marriage of John, Lord Ashburnham, and Lady Mary Butler; (ii) Will of John, 1st Baron Ashburnham [no. 4276].
To provide a jointure and children's portions pursuant to the Will of John 1st Baron Ashburnham.

Short abstract of ASH 4183  ASH/4183  c1710

Abstract of procedure according to issue of the marriage referred to in no. 4182  ASH/4184  c1710

Demise for 99 years at a peppercorn rent  ASH/4185  1 May 1713

Contents:
Bridget, dowager Lady Ashburnham, to Fardinando Fairfax of St. Margaret, Westminster, esq.
Recites indenture 22 January 1680/81 [no. 4172]
Manor of Pembrey with other estates [detailed] in Wales.

Conveyance (Bargain and Sale Enrolled)  ASH/4186  8 May 1713

Contents:
(a) Bridget (Lady Dowager) Ashburnham, and John Lord Ashburnham; (b) Bryan Fairfax of St. Margaret, Westminster, esq.; (c) Richard Phillipe and John Dalton, both of Carmarthen, gents.
Manor of Pembrey and other properties [detailed] in Wales.
To allow two or more Common Recoveries to be suffered.

Conveyance (Bargain and Sale Enrolled)  ASH/4187  8 May 1713

Contents:
(a) Bridget, Lady (Dowager) Ashburnham, and John Lord Ashburnham; (b) Bryan Fairfax of St. Margaret, Westminster, esq.; (c) Henry Williams of Brecon, gent. and John Price of Talgarth, co. Brecknockshire, gent.
Manor of Talgarth and other properties [detailed] in Wales.
To allow two or more Common Recoveries to be suffered.

Conveyance (Bargain and Sale Enrolled)  ASH/4188  8 May 1713

Contents:
(a) Bridget, Lady (Dowager) Ashburnham, and John Lord Ashburnham; (b) Bryan Fairfax of St. Margaret, Westminster, esq.; (c) Gabriell Powell of Swansea, and Thomas Powell of Cardiff, co. Glam., gents.
Manor of Langeneth and other properties [detailed] in Wales.
To allow one or more Common Recoveries to be suffered.

Post-Nuptial Settlement (Lease for 100 years at a pepper-corn rent)  ASH/4189  31 Aug. 1716

Contents:
(a) John Lord Ashburnham, Barton of Ashburnham; (b) Henrietta Maria, Lady Ashburnham [wife of (a)]; (c) Richard Waring of St. James', Westminster, esq.; Bryan Fairfax of St. Margaret, Westminster, esq., Thomas Ashhurst of Ashurst, co. Lancs., esq.; (d) Francis Charteris of Hornby Castle, co. Lancs., esq., and William Gibson, doctor of physic.
Recites lease and release, 21, 22 July 1714.
To enable Lady Ashburnham to receive an annual income of £2,000 from estates in Bedfordshire and Sussex [details given].

Copy, of Conveyance (Bargain and Sale Enrolled)  ASH/4190  1 March 1753

Contents:
30 Aug. 1717
(a) John, Lord Ashburnham and his w. Henrietta Maria (widow of John, late Earl of Anglesey, dec'd., and one of the daughters and coheirs of William George Richard, late Earl of Derby, dec'd.); (b) Francis Charteris of Hornby Castle, co. Lancs., esq.; (c) William Gibbons of St. Paul, Covent Garden, co. Middx., doctor of physic; (d) Richard Waring of St. James', Westminster, esq., Bryan Fairfax of St. Margaret, Westminster, esq., Thomas Ashhurst of Ashurst, co. Lancs., esq.; (e) Francis Brace of Furnival's Inn, gent., Charles Bernard and Morgan Mathew, both of London, gents., James MacBurney of the City of Westminster, gent.; (f) John Cotton, esq., and Alexius Clayton, gent., both of London, creditors of John, Lord Ashburnham.
Manors in Cumberland, Lancashire, Cheshire, Flint and Yorkshire, to be used for the discharge of Lord Ashburnham's debts, £14,225. 1s. 5d., as in schedules attached to this copy conveyance.
[On 30 sheets. Includes debt of £267. 14s. to Thomas Highmore, d. 1720, Serjeant-painter to William III.]

Copy of Order of the Master of the Rolls  ASH/4191  24 Feb. 1753

Contents:
14 July 1719
Concerning the performance of the trusts created by indentures dated 22 July 1714 and 13 Aug. 1717, and directing that a Master of the Court prepare a Report. [49 pp.]

Copy of Report of Master Borrett in accordance with the Order, 14 July 1719 [no. 4191]  ASH/4192  24 Feb. 1753

Contents:
20 Feb. 1722.

Copy of Order of the Master of the Rolls  ASH/4193  12 March 1753

Contents:
7 March 1722.
That William Sloper be paid a debt of £6000 due to him from Lord Ashburnham at the time of his marriage on a mortgage of lands in Wales, dated 8 Dec. 1713, after other debts as in a schedule [not extant] to Master Borrett's Report shall have been paid.

Copy of Order of Master Borrett  ASH/4194  24 Feb. 1753

Contents:
28 April 1724
Copy for the sale of the Manor of Brotherton, co. Lancs., for £5000 to Alexius Clayton.

Copy of Order of the Master of the Rolls  ASH/4195  29 Nov. 1752

Contents:
6 Feb. 1731
Concerning £2000 for the maintenance of Lady Henrietta Bridget Ashburnham.

Copy of Report of Master Thurston on the Manor of Brotherton, co. Lancs. as a sufficient security for £6500  ASH/4196  1 Dec 1752

Contents:
2 June 1731.

Copy of Report of Master Thurston  ASH/4197  1 Dec 1752

Contents:
12 June 1731.
Concerning a conveyance of even date in accordance with his Report, 2 June 1731 [no. 4196]

Volume containing copies of seven Crowley-Ashburnham settlements  ASH/4198  1723-1764

Conveyance (Lease and Release)  ASH/4199, 4200  18, 19 Nov. 1723

Contents:
Edward Southwell, esq., Secretary of State in Ireland and surviving trustee of the Will of John, Lore Ashburnham dec'd., to John, [3rd] Baron Ashburnham.
Recites (i) acquisition by John, 1st Baron Ashburnham in 1705 of manors, lands, etc.[not named] in Bedfordshire and Sussex so that he might make a settlement upon the marriage of his then eldest son William, 2nd Baron Ashburnham, with Katherine daughter of Ursula Taylor, widow; (ii) marriage settlement, 15 Oct. 1705, of the said William, Baron Ashburnham; (iii) that John, 3rd Baron Ashburnham is entitled to benefits under the settlement, with a reference to Orders in Chancery, 8 May 1716 and 8 June 1722.
By this deed, the said Edward Southwell conveys the properties (which were by the Will of John, 1st Baron [no. 4276], devised to the said Edward Southwell and to Richard Webb, Sir John Osborne and Sir Richard Hoare) to John 3rd Baron Ashburnham and his heirs male; in default of issue then to Bertram Ashburnham, his brother.

Conveyance (Lease and Release)  ASH/4201, 4202  22, 23 Nov. 1723

Contents:
(a) John Lord Ashburham; (b) Bertram Ashburnham [brother of (a)]; (c)Bryan Fairfax of St. James', Westminster, esq., John Middleton of Muntham, esq.; (d) Edward Southwell, esq., Secretary of State in Ireland, and Richard Waring of St. James', Westminster, esq.
Recites (i) agreement 15 Oct. 1705; (ii) lease and Release, 18, 19 Nov. 1723 [nos. 4199, 4200]; (iii) agreements 29 June 1722.
Properties in Sussex, Bedford, Dorset, Carmarthen, Glamorgan and Brecknock [detailed].
To raise £16,000 owing by John, Lord/Ashburnham to William Sloper, £2500 to William Glanville, £2200 to Charles, Earl of Carlisle, £500 to Multon Lambert, £2000 to Bertram Ashburnham, £500 to Dennis Brien; to raise a portion of £3500 for Elizabeth Hays one of the daughters of John, 1st Baron Ashburnham; and £3500 left to the children of William Barnwell, clerk by John, 1st Baron: the remainder to be held on trust for Henrietta Bridget Ashburnham [daughter of John, 3rd Baron], and for the said John, 3rd Baron and his heirs.
[20 membranes]

Counterparts of [ASH 4201; 4202]  ASH/4203, 4204  22, 23 Nov. 1723

Marriage Settlement  ASH/4205  3 Feb. 1724

Contents:
(a) John, Lord Ashburnham, Baron of Ashburnham; (b) Henry, Duke of Kent, K.G., and Lady Jemima Gray (one of his daughters); (c) John, Lord Glenorchy (son and heir of John, Earl of Braidalbaine), Edward Southwell, esq., Secretary of State in Ireland, Francis Annesley of the Inner Temple, esq., and Thomas Hutton of Somerset House, Strand, co. Middx., esq.
Recites (i) lease and release, 22 23 Nov. 1723 [nos. 4201, 4202]; (ii) intended marriage of John, Lord Ashburnham and Lady Jemima Gray.
To provide an annuity of £2000 for Lady Jemima Gray out of property in Sussex, Bedford, Carmarthen, Glamorgan, Brecknock, and Dorset, and to provide childrens' portions.

Counterpart of preceding deed [ASH 4205]  ASH/4206  6 Feb. 1724

Contents:
Endorsed with Lord Ashburnham's receipt for £10,000 from the Duke of Kent.

Common Recovery  ASH/4207  12 Feb. 1724

Contents:
Bryan Fairfax and John Middleton, v. Edward Southwell and Richard Waring.
Manors of Ashburnham, Penhurst, Catsfield, Broomham, Ittington, Woodsdale alias Hoodsdale, Pemborne, Hastings, Dowles, Hazelden, Creep and Jennings, 80 messuages, 6 watermills, 6 windmills, 80 gardens, 2000a. land, 250a. meadow, 1500a. pasture, 2000a. wood, 1000a. furze and heath, 1000a. fresh marsh, 40a. salt marsh, 80s. rent, view of frank pledge, court leet and court baron with appurtenances in Ashburnham, Penhurst, Catsfield, Broomham, Ittington, Woodsdale, Pemborne, Hastings, Dowles, Hazelden, Creep, Jennings, Herstmonceux, Pevensey, Sackville, Horsey, Dowsey, Dallington, Ninfield, Battle, Mountfield, Brightling, Hooe, Willingdon, Westham, Hailsham, Wartling, Whatlington, Bexhill and Warbleton, with the advowsons of Dallington, Catsfield, Ninfield and Penhurst.
[Engraved portrait; seal missing.]

Conveyance (Bargain and Sale Enrolled)  ASH/4208  9 May 1751

Contents:
(a) John [2nd] Earl of Ashburnham (only son and heir of John, 3rd Baron and 1st Earl, by his 3rd wife Jemima [Gray], Countess of Ashburnham); (b) Nicholas Coulthurst of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., gent.; (c) Mathew Lamb of Lincoln's Inn, esq.
Manor of Ashburnham and other lands in Sussex, Bedfordshire and Dorset [details given].
To allow two or more Common Recoveries to be suffered.

Common Recovery  ASH/4209  20 May 1751

Perfect Great Seal.

Contents:
Mathew Lamb, esq., v. Nicholas Coulthurst, gent.
Manors of Ashburnham, Penhurst, Catsfield, Broomham, Ittington, Woodsdale, Pemborne, Hastings, Dowles, Hazelden, Creep and Jennings, with appurtenances, the park of Ashburnham, 80 messuages, 6 watermills, 6 windmills, 80 gardens, 2000a. land, 250a. meadow, 1500a. pasture, 2000a. wood, 1000a. furze and heath, 1000a. fresh marsh, 400a. salt marsh, 80s. rent, courts leet, courts baron and view of frank pledge with appurtenances in Ashburnham, Penhurst, Catsfield, Broomham, Ittington, Woodsdale, Lamborne, Hastings, Dowles, Hazelden, Creep, Jennings, Herstmonceux, Pevensey, Sackville, Horsey, Bewley, Dowsey, Dallington, Ninfield, Battle, Mountfield, Brightling, Hooe, Willingdon, Westham, Hailsham, Wartling, Whatlington, Bexhill and Warbleton, and the advowsons of Dallington, Catsfield, Ninfield and Penhurst.
Engraved portrait

Marriage settlement  ASH/4210  1 July 1754

Contents:
(a) The Rt. Hon. Wilmot Vaughan, sen., of Crosswood, co. Cardigan (Lord Viscount Lisburn) and his son, Wilmot Vaughan, jun.; (b) Elizabeth Gascoigne Nightingale of Green Street, St. George Hanover Square, co. Middx., spinster (only dau. of Joseph Gascoigne Nightingale, late of Enfield, co. Middx., dec'd., and only sister and heir of her brother Washington Gascoigne Nightingale, late of Enfield, dec'd.); (c) Theodosia Crowley of Grosvenor Square, co. Middx., widow, and John Crowley of East Greenwich, co. Kent, esq.
Recites intended marriage of Wilmot Vaughan, jun. and Elizabeth Gascoigne Nightingale, and refers to £4000 Bank of England Stock and £3000 South Sea Stock and other securities to which she is entitled under the marriage articles of Joseph Gascoigne Nightingale.
By these articles it is agreed that the manors of Mamhead and Ashcombe, co. Devon, shall be held in trust to the use of the said Wilmot Vaughan for life with remainder to the said Elizabeth Gascoigne Nightingale, and to provide portions for their children.

Conveyance (Lease for a year)  ASH/4211  18 June 1756

Contents:
Theodosia Crowley, jun., and Elizabeth Crowley, of St. George, Hanover Square, co. Middx., spinsters, to Sir Mathew Lamb, bt., of Brocket Hall, co. Herts., and William Varey of St. James' St., Westminster, esq.
Manor of Badley and other lands in Suffolk.

Counterpart of preceding deed [ASH 4211]  ASH/4212  18 June 1756

Conveyance (Lease for a year)  ASH/4213  18 June 1756

Contents:
Theodosia Crowley, sen., of St. George, Hanover Square, co. Middx., widow, and Theodosia Crowley, jun., and Elizabeth Crowley (her daughters), to Sir Mathew Lamb of Brocket Hall, co. Herts., and William Varey of St. James' St., Westminster, esq.
Manor of Barking Hall and other lands in Suffolk.

Counterpart of preceding deed [ASH 4213]  ASH/4214  18 June 1756

Conveyance (Lease for a year)  ASH/4215  18 June 1756

Contents:
John, Earl of Ashburnham, to Thomas Holles, Duke of Newcastle, K.G., and Henry. Earl of Lincoln, K.G.
Manor of Ashburnham and other properties in Sussex, Bedford, Dorset, and Lancashire.

Marriage Settlement  ASH/4216  19 June 1756

Contents:
(a) Theodosia Crowley, sen., of St. George, Hanover Square, co. Middx. (widow of John Crowley, sen., esq., late Alderman of the City of London); (b) Theodosia Crowley, jun., and Elizabeth Crowley of St. George, Hanover Square, spinsters (only surviving daughters of John Crowley, sen., and sisters and heirs of John Crowley, jun., late of St. James', Westminster, who was brother and heir of Ambrose Crowley, late of Barking, co, Suffolk, esq., who was eldest son of the said John Crowley, sen.); (c) John, Earl of Ashburnham; (d) Sir Mathew Lamb, bt., of Brocket Hall, co. Herts., and William Varey of St. James Street, Westminster, esq.
Recites (i) how John Crowley, sen., derived a great personal estate from his business as a dealer in iron goods; (ii) how his widow will continue the said business; (iii) intended marriage of John, Earl of Ashburnham, and the said Elizabeth Crowley; (iv) in detail, the Crowley estates in Suffolk. [46 membranes.]

Counterpart of preceding deed [ASH 4216]  ASH/4217  19 June 1756

Marriage Settlement  ASH/4218  19 June 1756

[14 membranes.]

Contents:
(a) John, Earl of Ashburnham; (b) Theodosia Crowley, sen., of St. George, Hanover Square, co. Middx. (widow of John Crowley, sen., esq., late Alderman of the City of London) and Elizabeth Crowley, spinster (one of her daughters); (c) Thomas Holles, Duke of Newcastle, K.G., and Henry, Earl of Lincoln, K.G.; (d) Wilmot Vaughan of Enfield, co. Middx., esq., and William Varey of St. James', Westminster, esq.; (e) Sir William Stanhope, K.B., of Ethorpe, co. Bucks., and John Sharpe of Lincolns Inn, co. Middx., esq., (f) Percy Wyndham O'Brien of Shortgrove, co. Essex, esq., and John Offley of Whicknor, co..Staffs., esq.
Recites intended marriage of John, Earl of Ashburnham, and Elizabeth Crowley, and refers to £14,000 Three per cent South Sea Annuities and £6250 Orphans Stock of the City of London which are part of the fortune to be transferred to the said Elizabeth on her marriage. Also refers to a moiety of manors and lands in Suffolk and Kent as in a deed of even date [no. 4216] and recites lease, 18 June 1756 [no. 4215].
Estates in Sussex, Bedford, Dorset and Lancashire are to be held in trust to provide, among other things, a jointure for the said Elizabeth Crowley.
Endorsements. (i) 1 May 1814, by George, Earl of Ashburnham and Charles Anderson Pelham, Baron Yarborough to the effect that £5000 was paid to Robert Vyner on his marriage with Lady Theodosia Mary Ashburnham; (ii) 1 May 1814, by James, Duke of Montrose acknowledging that he has no further claim under the settlement and that when he married Jemima Elizabeth Ashburnham (now dec'd), John [2nd] Earl of Ashburnham paid him her portion of £5000 under the terms of the settlement.

Counterpart of preceding deed [ASH/4218], but without endorsements  ASH/4219  19 June 1756

Act of parliament  ASH/4220  19 April 1764 (Royal Assent)

Printed


Related information: Recites Lease and Release, 18, 19 June 1756 [see nos. 4211-4218] indenture quadrupartite, 23 Nov. 1723 [see nos. 4201, 4202].

Contents:
An Act for Vesting divers Manors, Lands, and Hereditaments, in the Counties of Bedford, Dorset, and Lancaster, comprised in the Marriage Settlement of John Earl of Ashburnham, in him the said Earl in Fee-simple, discharged of the Uses and Trusts of that Settlement; and for substituting and settling other Lands and Hereditaments in the Dominion of Wales in lieu thereof, and to the like Uses.
Full details of properties.

Another copy of ASH/4220  ASH/4221  c1764

Another copy of ASH/4220  ASH/4222  c1764

A MS. copy of ASH/4220  ASH/4223  c. 1823

Declaration of Trust  ASH/4224  6 June 1764

Contents:
John, Earl of Ashburnham, and w. Elizabeth [née Crowley], to Sir Mathew Lamb, bt., of Brocket Hall, co. Herts., and Charles Boon of Hill Street, St. George Hanover Square, co. Middx., esq.
£5000 Navy four per cent Annuities for the separate use of the Countess of Ashburnham.
Endorsed with discharges of portions of the children of the [2nd] Earl and Countess of Ashburnham, viz. Jemima Elizabeth, Elizabeth Frances, Theodosia Mary, and Henrietta Theodosia.

Assignment of the term of 500 years by way of Mortgage  ASH/4225  16 Sept. 1779

Contents:
(a) Henry, Duke of Newcastle, K.G., P.C.; (b) John Pelham Clinton [son of (a) by Katherine Pelham, Countess of Lincoln, his first wife, dec'd.]; (c) John, Earl of Ashburnham, P.C.; (d) Henry Herbert of High Clere, co. Wilts recte [...] Hants, esq., and George Richards of New Inn, co. Middx., gent.; (e) Thomas Tutteridge of St. James' Street, co. Middx., esq.
For raising part of the portion of Lord John Pelham Clinton; and also an assignment of two terms to attend the inheritance.

Articles of Agreement  ASH/4226  26 Aug. 1784

Contents:
(a) John, Earl of Ashburnham, and George, Viscount St. Asaph, his only son and heir; (b) Thomas, Viscount Weymouth, K.G., and Sophia Thynne his third daughter; (c) Robert Drummond of Charing Cross, co. Middx., banker, and Henry Frederick, Lord Carteret.
Recites proposed marriage of Lord St. Asaph and Sophia Thynne, and refers to the portion of £5000 provided for her under the marriage settlement of Viscount Weymouth and Elizabeth his wife. Agreement of (a) to suffer a recovery to assure estates to the annual value of £6000 to (c) upon trust to provide an annual income during the joint lives of Lord St. Asaph and the Earl of Ashburnham with various remainders and provisions for Sophia Thynne and her issue by Lord St. Asaph.

Conveyance (Lease and Release Enrolled) to make a tenant to the precipe for suffering a Recovery  ASH/4227, 4228  13, 14 Jan. 1785

Contents:
(a) John, Earl of Ashburnham; (b) George, Viscount St. Asaph [son of (a) by Elizabeth, Countess of Ashburnham, dec'd., née Crowley]; (c) Charles Fry of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., gent.; (d) John Vernon of Lincoln's Inn, gent.
Manor of Ashburnham and various other properties [detailed] in Sussex.

Common Recovery  ASH/4229  12 Feb. 1785

Great Seal.

Contents:
Charles Fry, gent., v. John Vernon, gent.
Manors of Ashburnham, Penhurst, Catsfield, Broomham, Ittington, Dowles, Hazelden, Creep and Jennings, with appurtenances, the Park of Ashburnham, 80 messuages [and thereafter as in no 4209, see pp. 12, 13].
Engraved portrait

Contract of marriage  ASH/4230  16 May 1785

Contents:
Between James, Marquis of Graham (only son of William, Duke of Montrose) and Jemima Elizabeth, Marchioness of Graham (daughter of John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham). [Signed by the four persons mentioned.]

Conveyance (Lease and Release to secure a Jointure)  ASH/4231, 4232  11, 12 June 1789

[22 membranes.]

Contents:
(a) John, Earl of Ashburnham; (b) George, Viscount St. Asaph, and the Viscountess St. Asaph (nee Sophia Thynne); (c) Thomas, Viscount Weymouth, K.G.; (d) Robert Drummond of Charing Cross, co. Middx., banker, and Henry Frederick, Lord Carteret; James, Marquis of Graham (only son and heir of William, Duke of Montrose).
Recites marriage settlement, 26 Aug. 1784 [no. 4226] of Lord St. Asaph and Sophia Thynne.
(a) Releases to (d) the manors of Cowden, Dallington, Burwash, Burghurst, Broomham and numerous other estates in Sussex [details given], to be held in trust for (b), with an annuity of £1500 to be paid to the Viscountess St. Asaph in pursuance of the articles of agreement, 26 Aug. 1784 [no. 4226].

Counterpart of preceding release ASH/4232  ASH/4233  12 June 1789

Marriage Settlement of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon  ASH/4234-4244  1790-1798

9 docs

Contents:
Case; legal papers and [1 bundle]; and correspondence

Declaration of Trust  ASH/4245  21 March 1791

Contents:
(a) Henry Herbert [Lord Porchester] of Highclear, co. Southampton, esq.; (b) Alicia Maria Countess (Dowager) of Egremont, and Lady Elizabeth Alicia Maria Wyndham [Lady Porchester]; (c) Henry, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, John, Earl of Ashburnham, Percy, Earl of Thomond, and Charles Herbert, esq.
£40,000 being part of the Trust Money in the marriage settlement of Henry, Lord Porchester and his w. Elizabeth Alicia Maria (nee Wyndham) 13 July 1771.

Appointment of Lady Frances Herbert's share of £40,000 three per cent Consolidated Bank Annuities  ASH/4246  27 Nov. 1797

Contents:
(a) Henry, Earl of Carnarvon; (b) Lady Frances Herbert [only daughter of (a) by Elizabeth Alicia Maria, Countess of Carnarvon]; (c) John, Earl of Ashburnham and Charles Herbert.
Recites marriage settlement, 13 July 1771, of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.

Marriage Settlement  ASH/4247  22 July 1795

[19 membranes.]

Contents:
(a) John, Earl of Ashburnham; (b) George, Viscount St. Asaph [only son and heir of (a)]; (c) Algernon, Earl of Beverley, and Lady Charlotte Percy his eldest daughter; (d) Hugh, Duke and Earl of Northumberland, Sir Peter Burrell, bt., of Beckenham, co. Kent., and Robert Vyner, jun., of Gautby, co. Lincs., esq.
Recites (i) lease and release, 11, 12 June 1789 [nos. 4231, 4232] being a settlement in pursuance of Articles made previous to the marriage of Viscount St. Asaph and his late wife Sophia Thynne; (ii) intended marriage of Viscount St. Asaph and Lady Charlotte Percy, and the provision of a jointure for her and portions for their children from the Ashburnham Estates.
Endorsements of discharges, 6 Feb. 1799, 22 Oct. 1816, 10 June 1824.

Copy on ASH 4247 document and first endorsement  ASH/4248  c. 1816

34 pp.

Contents:
22 July 1795

Appointment of a new Trustee in the Marriage Settlement of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, and Release to the Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/4249-4253  7 Aug. 1798

4 docs

Contents:
(a) Henry, Earl of Carnarvon (formerly Henry Herbert of High Clere, co. Southampton, esq.) and Elizabeth Alicia Maria Countess of Carnarvon (nee Wyndham), his wife; (b) John, Earl of Ashburnham, and Charles Herbert of Upper Brook Street, St. George Hanover Square, co. Middx., esq.; (c) Charles, Lord Romney.
Recites (i) settlement, 13 July 1771, on the intended marriage of Henry Herbert and Lady Elizabeth Wyndham, and (ii) the appointment of Lord Romney as a trustee in place of the Earl of Ashburnham.
With counsel's opinion, letters from the Earl of Carnarvon and G. Richards, 1798

Copy of details of properties contained in the settlement on the 3rd Earl's first marriage in 1789  ASH/4254  [c. 1810]


Related information: [See nos. 4231, 4232] being the same as those afterwards included in the settlement of 1795 [see no. 4247].

Final Concord  ASH/4255  Hilary, 1813

Contents:
William Martin Forster, gent, v. George, Earl of Ashburnham, and w. Charlotte.
Lands in Bedfordshire.

Counterpart of ASH 4255  ASH/4256  Hilary, 1813

Conveyance (Lease and Release)  ASH/4257, 4258  22, 23 March 1813


Related information: Recites lease and release, 21, 22 July 1795 [see ASH/4247].

Contents:
George, Earl of Ashburnham, and w. Charlotte, to Hugh, Duke of Northumberland, and Peter, Lord Gwydir.
Lands [details given] in Sussex in lieu of an estate in Bedfordshire.
With endorsement, 10 June 1824.

Covenant to Levy a Fine  ASH/4259  23 March 1813


Related information: Recites lease and release, 21, 22 July 1795 [see ASH/4247].

Contents:
(a) George, Earl of Ashburnham, and w. Charlotte; (b) Hugh, Duke of Northumberland, and Peter, Lord Gwydir; (c) William Martin Forster of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx. gent.
Lands in Bedfordshire.

Release  ASH/4260  15 July 1813


Related information: [See ASH/4216].

Contents:
By Lady Elizabeth Frances Ashburnham and Lady Henrietta Theodosia Ashburnham of their respective portions under the marriage settlement of John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham, 19 June 1756

Draft release  ASH/4261  20 July 1814

31 pp

Contents:
From the 3rd Earl of Ashburnham of the estate comprised in the marriage settlement of Henry, Earl Fauconberg, dec'd, to the uses mentioned in the Will of the said Earl Fauconberg.

Draft abstract of the title of George, Earl of Ashburnham to the estates in Sussex  ASH/4262  c. 1814

90 pp. and a fragment

Contents:
Charged with the Countess of Ashburnham's jointure in lieu of the Bedfordshire Estate. [Recites from 24, 25 May 1759 to 16, 17 March 1813

Abstract of the Conveyances to George, Earl of Ashburnham, of estates in Sussex  ASH/4263  c. 1814

69 pp

Contents:
Charged with the Countess of Ashburnham's jointure in lieu of the Bedfordshire Estate. [Recites from 4, 5 Jan. 1790 to 16, 17 March 1813

Abstract of the various Settlements affecting the Sussex Estates of George, Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/4264  c. 1815

85 pp


Related information: [See nos.4215-4218]

Contents:
With later additions. [Recites from 18, 19 June 1756 to 6 May 1814, with one addition, 8 Jan. 1844

Deed of Appointment of a Portion  ASH/4265  23 Feb. 1828

Contents:
George, Earl of Ashburnham.
Recites settlement, 22 July 1795 [see no. 4247] on the marriage of the said Earl with Lady Charlotte Percy.
The sum of £1616 18s. 8d. being one-twelfth share of £19,403 4s. 3d. to be released to Lady Georgina Jemima Ashburnham on her intended marriage with Henry Reveley Mitford.

Settlement  ASH/4266  26 Feb. 1828

Contents:
(a) Georgina Jemima Ashburnham [4th daughter of George, Earl of Ashburnham]; (b) Henry Reveley Mitford of Exbury and Lepe, co Southampton, esq.; (c) George, Earl of Ashburnham.
Recites marriage settlement, 22 July 1795 [see no. 4247], and deed of appointment, 23 Feb. 1828 [no. 4265]. The portion of £1616 18s. 8d. referred to in no. 4265 is assigned to the Earl of Ashburnham in consideration of a marriage portion of £5000 to the said Georgina Jemima Ashburnham.

Settlement  ASH/4267  27 August 1839

Contents:
(a) Henry Percy Gordon of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middx., esq. (only son of Sir James Willoughby Gordon of Niton, Isle of Wight, bt.); (b) Sir James Willoughby Gordon; (c) Mary Agnes Blanche Ashburnham (commonly called Lady Mary Ashburnham); (d) Hugh Percy Bishop of Carlisle, Henry William Beauclerk of Chester Square, co. Middx., esq., Henry George Ward of Gilston Park, co. Herts., esq., and Charles Henry Swinburne of Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, Capt., R.N.
Recites (a) intended marriage of Henry Percy Gordon and Lady Mary Ashburnham, and (b) Will of George 3rd Earl of Ashburnham and the provision therein for £5000 to each of his daughters on marriage.
[Contemporary copy.]

Copy discharge  ASH/4268  1843

Contents:
By Bertram, Earl of Ashburnham, and his wife Katherine Charlotte to the trustees and executors of George Baillie of Jerviswoode, dec'd, of £3000 as the marriage portion of the Countess.
Recites marriage settlement dated 30 Dec. 1839.

Material contents of the settlements made on the marriage of Bertram, Earl of Ashburnham, and Catherine Charlotte Baillie  ASH/4269  c. 1843

Contents:
[Settlement dated 30 December 1839.]

Copy draft re-settlement of the Settled Estates of the Ashburnham family in Sussex and Suffolk  ASH/4270  19 June 1879

44 pp

Contents:
With schedules of property, acreage and yearly rent.

First schedule referred to in settlement, 19 June 1879 [no. 4270]  ASH/4271  1879

Contents:
Description of land in hand, tenants' names, annual rent, etc.

Copy of opinion by Charles Davidson and Francis P. Onslow of Lincoln's Inn  ASH/4272  1879

Contents:
On re-settlement of monies and estates by the 5th Earl of Ashburnham.

Copy draft settlement of the estates specifically devised by the Will of Bertram, 4th Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/4273  14 March 1883

85 pp

Contents:
With schedules of property, state of cultivation, and acreage.

Statements of income and charges on estate  ASH/1470-1473, 1493-1495  1879 - 1888

7 docs

Contents:
C. 1879, and of annuities and interest, 1882-1888; documents relating to the resettlement of the Ashburnham Settled Estates.

FAMILY ARCHIVES: TESTAMENTARY  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
(See also Family Archives: Marriage Settlements and Associated Documents, and Legal Matters.)

Will, 7 Feb. 1670, with codicil, 13 Feb. 1670; proved in P.C.C. 23 April 1672. Will of John Ashburnham of Ashburnham, esq  ASH/4274  1670, 1672

Contents:
Long will reciting various settlements; gives to his brother William, Molton Park, co. Northants., in lieu of £5000 which is owed to him, but if the proceeds of sale of Molton Park are insufficient, then executors are to sell Beckerings and Brockborough Parks, co. Beds. to pay the balance and other Specified debts and to purchase lands in Sussex which were the inheritance of testator's father and ancestors 'who were blessed with them for soe long', but any lands formerly church property are not to be acquired as such action 'is absolute Sacraleidge'. Bequests to children and friends, and to grandson John 'my Clocke watch which was my mothers And also my watch with an inamel'd case of Imagery which was given mee by my late deare Master King Charles the first of ever blessed memory and a case of gold which I made to preserve the same'. Executors: William Ashburnham, Sir Denny Ashburnham and John Lawrence. Probate copy; seal missing

Will of William Ashburnham of the city of Westminster, Cofferer of His Majesty's Household, who died Dec. 1679  ASH/4275  1677, 1679

Contents:
11 July 1677, and various codicils up to 24 Aug. 1679, Long will; testator desires to be buried in the vault under the chancel of Ashburnham church between the bodies of his wife Jane, Countess of Marlborough, and his brother John Ashburnham. Reference to shares in the 'Theatre or Playhouse called the Dukes Theatre or the Dukes Playhouse', Dorset Garden. Probate copy; grant of probate missing.

Probate of Will, 7 Nov. 1709, of John, 1st Baron Ashburnham, granted P.C.C  ASH/4276  6 Feb. 1710

Probate of Will, 11 June 1710, with codicils, of William 2nd Baron Ashburnham, granted P.C.C  ASH/4277  15 July 1710

Contents:
Seal missing.

Probate of Will, 20 April 1714, of Theobald Gascoigne of Gray's Inn, co.Middx  ASH/4278  13 Nov. 1714

Contents:
Granted P.C.C. Bequeaths manor of Barking cum Needham, co. Suff., with the advowson of Barking and other appurtenances to his sister Theodosia Gascoigne subject to conditions.
Seal missing.

Probate of Will, 26 Dec. 1719, of James Varey of St. James', Westminster, esq., granted P.C.C  ASH/4279  5 Sept. 1722

Contents:
Seal missing.

Original Will of John [1st] Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/4280  17 March 1733

Copy of Will of Robert Bradshaw of Guestling, clerk  ASH/4281  20 Nov. 1734

Contents:
Bequests to members of the Ashburnham family.

Probate of Will, 13 July 1757, of Ann Fazakerley, of York Buildings, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, co. Middx., widow  ASH/4282  27 Jan. 1759

Contents:
And codicil, 18 Dec. 1758, granted in P.C.C. Executors: William Verey alias Varey, and Robert Mason. Wafer Seal.

Probate of Will, 8 May 1789, of William Varey of Albermarle Street, co. Middx., esq  ASH/4283  27 Feb. 1793

Contents:
And three codicils, 1789-1793, granted in P.C.C. Wafer seal.
[John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham, was sole executor; George, Viscount St. Asaph, residuary legatee; £200 bequeathed to Lady Harriot [recte Henrietta] Ashburnham, £200 to Lady Elizabeth Ashburnham and £200 to Lady Theodosia Vyner.]

Stock receipt in respect of £1000  ASH/4284  23 July 1793

Contents:
Three per cent Consolidated Annuities transferred into the names of John Cartwright, sen. and jun., lord of the manor and minister of Ixworth, co. Suffolk, respectively.

Form of receipt, not executed, in respect of £1000 Three per cent Consolidated Annuities pursuant to the Will of William Varey  ASH/4285  23 July 1793

Letter to John Cartwright, esq  ASH/4286  1 August 1793

Contents:
Enclosing declarations of trust and other documents.

Declaration of Trust  ASH/4287  2 August 1793


Related information: [See s. ASH/ 4283-4286]

Contents:
John Cartwright, sen., of Ixworth Abbey, co. Suffolk, esq., and the Rev. John Cartwright, jun. (his second son and minister of Ixworth) to John, Earl of Ashburnham (executor of the Will of William Varey, dec'd.).
Governing the bequest of £1000 Three per cent Consolidated Annuities given under the Will of William Varey to the Lord of the Manor and Minister of Ixworth for charitable uses.
[Not executed.]

Counterpart of ASH 4287  ASH/4288  2 August 1793

Quitclaim  ASH/4289  4 July 1795

Contents:
George, Viscount St. Asaph to John, Earl of Ashburnham.
In respect of the residue, £1332 0s. 9d., of the personal estate of William Varey, dec'd.

Statement of account of the estate of William Varey, dec'd  ASH/4290  4 July 1795

Statement of interest on legacies  ASH/4291  6 Feb. 1799

Contents:
Due to Lady Harriot and Lady Elizabeth Ashburnham under the Will of Theodosia Crowley, dec'd.

Release of Legacy  ASH/4292  15 June 1799

Contents:
Of £15,000 under the Will of Theodosia Crowley, dec'd. Lady Harriot Theodosia Ashburnham, spinster, to John, Earl of Ashburnham.

Release of Legacy  ASH/4293  15 June 1799

Contents:
Of £6000 under the Will of Theodosia Crowley, dec'd. Lady Elizabeth Frances Ashburnham, spinster, to John, Earl of Ashburnham.

Original Will of John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham who 'died 8th April 1812 at 6 o Clock in the Morning'  ASH/4294  10 Nov. 1807

Copy of Will of John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/4295  c. 1812

Contents:
10 Nov. 1807 with three codicils, 1810-1811.

Probate of Will, and codicils of John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham granted in P.C.C  ASH/4296  10 Nov. 1807

Wafer seal.

Contents:
6 June 1812

Copy of Will of John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/809-817  1807-1813

9 docs

Contents:
List of legacies; case and opinion on legacies to the parishes of Ashburnham, Catsfield, Dallington and Penhurst; valuation of furniture and goods at Ashburnham Place.

Various documents  ASH/4297  1812-1856

1 bundle

Contents:
Short abstract of the Will and three codicils of George, 3rd Earl of Ashburnham, 1827; receipts for annuities and other payments under the Will, 1837-1856; receipts for premiums on insurances effected with the Westminster Fire Office, water and other rates, 1851-1856; result of searches for Will of Abraham Alleyne; solicitors' accounts, 1847-1848; extract from Will of Peter, Lord Gwydir, 1812 (proved 1820); copy (and draft) of release, 31 Aug. 1849, Bertram, Earl of Ashburnham, to Percy Ashburnham and others; undertaking by the Rev. J. R. Bishop to resign the living of Llanelieu co. Brecknock, on the death of the rector of Oke, co. Somerset.

Will of George, 3rd Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/818-826  1827-1863

9 docs

Contents:
Short abstract of 1827; three original codicils to the Will, 1828-1829; inventory of goods taken in 90 packing cases from Ashburnham Place to Dover Street, London; charges under the Will, 1833-1839; approval to discharge of legacies, 1863.

Assignment of £6000, part of a legacy of £10,000  ASH/4298  4 Feb. 1832

Contents:
(a) Charles Ashburnham [a younger son of George 3rd Earl of Ashburnham, dec'd.]; (b) William Murray of Latium Plantation, Jamaica, esq. (now of Albemarle Street, co. Middx.) and Sarah Johanna, his younger daughter; (c) Bertram, Earl of Ashburnham; (d) Robert Vyner of Gortby, co. Lincs., esq., Robert Cooper Lee Bevan, of Lombard Street, esq., and Duncan Davidson Alves of Lime Street Square, City of London, esq.
Recites (i) intended marriage of Charles Ashburnham with Sarah Johanna Murray; (ii) Will of George, Earl of Ashburnham under which the said Charles became entitled to £10,000, of which £6000 is now assigned upon trust.

Copy of ASH/4298  ASH/4299  4 Feb. 1832

Assignment by way of mortgage to secure £1915  ASH/4300  24 Dec. 1832

Contents:
And interest.
Charles Ashburnham to John and Henry Drummond.

Assignment of security for £1915 and interest  ASH/4301  19 Oct. 1836

Contents:
John and Henry Drummond to Samuel Forster.

Assignment of £4914 16s. 5d  ASH/4302  1 March 1838

Contents:
Thomas Ashburnham to Samuel Forster.

Declaration of Trust as to an assignment of a security for £1915 and interest  ASH/4303  2 March 1838

Contents:
Samuel Forster to Bertram, Earl of Ashburnham.

Assignment from the Trustees of Lady Katherine Frances Beauclerk's Marriage Settlement of £2800, part of her portion of £5000 under her father's Will  ASH/4304  3 Feb. 1840

Contents:
Percy Ashburnham, of Frant [and others], to Samuel Forster.

Assignment of £2000, part of a legacy of £10,000  ASH/4305  6 Oct. 1840

Contents:
Charles Ashburnham to Samuel Forster.

Release of £10,000 legacy  ASH/4306  8 Jan. 1844

Contents:
(a) Elizabeth Sophia Ashburnham; (b) Bertram, Earl of Ashburnham; (c) George, Earl of Beverley and Robert Vyner.

Release of £2200 residue of a legacy of £5000  ASH/4307  13 Jan. 1844

Contents:
(a) Percy Ashburnham of Shernfold, Robert Vyner, Henry Richard Cox, and Spencer Drummond; (b) Henry William Beauclerk; (c) Robert Vyner and George, Earl of Beverley; (d) Bertram Earl of Ashburnham.

Release of £6000 residue of a legacy of £10,000  ASH/4308  19 Jan. 1844

Contents:
(a) Robert Vyner, Robert Cooper Lee Bevan, and Duncan Davidson Alves; (b) Charles Ashburnham; (c) George, Earl of Beverley and Robert Vyner; (d) Bertram, Earl of Ashburnham.

Release of £5000 residue of a legacy of £10,000  ASH/4309  6 June 1844

Contents:
Thomas Ashburnham to George, Earl of Beverley and Robert Vyner.

Extract from the Settlement on the marriage of the Rev. Algernon Wodehouse and Lady Elinor Isabel Bridget Ashburnham  ASH/4310  25 Nov. 1844

Contents:
Relating to her portion under the Will of her father, George 3rd Earl of Ashburnham.

Assignment of a legacy of £5000  ASH/4311  1 May 1845

Contents:
(a) George Wentworth Fitzwilliam, Robert Bruce Dundas, Charles Ashburnham and Henry Percy Gordon; (b) Bertram, Earl of Ashburnham; (c) Samuel Forster.

Abstract of so much of the Will, of George, 3rd Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/4312  c. 1845


Related information: [Abstracts of 4298-4305]

Contents:
26 July 1827, as relates to the legacies to his children and of the documents executed by them affecting the same affecting the same.

Assignment of £4900  ASH/4313  31 Aug. 1849

Contents:
(a) Samuel Forster; (b) Bertram, Earl of Ashburnham; (c) Percy Ashburnham, Robert Vyner and Henry Goodford.

List of articles held by the executors of Charlotte, Countess of Ashburnham, for her residuary legatees  ASH/4314  1864

1 doc

Contents:
Includes Mrs. Crowley's Bible and Recipe-book.

Copy Will and codicils of Henrietta Theodosia Ashburnham [died 1847]  ASH/827-830a  1841-1888

5 docs

Contents:
1841; Statement of amount owing to executor of Lady Theodosia Julia Ashburnham, 1888; abstract of Will of Lady Charlotte Susan Ashburnham, 1864.

Bertram, 4th Earl of Ashburnham [died 1878]  ASH/831-838  1855-1879

8 docs

Contents:
Epitome of draft Will and instructions concerning it; analysis of codicil, 1870; statement for the consideration of the 5th Earl; opinion on the effect of the entail created by the Will.

Office copy of Will, (proved Archdeaconry of Lewes, 29 March 1787), of James Baker, of Ashburnham, carpenter  ASH/3179  c. 1787

1 doc

Contents:
26 Feb. 1787

Letters  ASH/850-858a  1780-1887

10 docs

Contents:
From 2nd Earl to M. Perregaux, banker, Paris, regarding valet's wages and purchase of a silk cloak, 1789; Thomas Leman of Bath (1751-1826 to Viscount St. Asaph (afterwards 3rd Earl) referring to Roman antiquities in Suffolk, and suggesting taking the waters at Cheltenham; anonymous letter to 4th Earl informing him that Thomas Scotcher's wife would be happy to trample him in the mire, 1840; George P. Cranlord of Bond Street, London, to 4th Earl asking for loan of £500, 1858; Rev. John G. Jones of North Collingham, co. Notts., asking to be presented to rectory of Coombs, co. Suffolk, for a consideration, 1864; W. E. Gladstone and Robert Lowe to 4th Earl concerning a Civil List pension for Dr. S.P. Tregelles (1813-1875, 1870; Mrs. Pauline Ferronays Craven (1808-1891, discussing the 5th Earl's opinions on the Irish question, 1886; Charles S. Parnell (1846-1891, replying to the 5th Earl's invitation to visit him, 1887; Trinity Historical Society, Dallas, Texas, informing 5th Earl that he had been elected a non-resident member, 1887.

Letters from Sir Vicary Gibbs (1751-1820,) of Bromley, co. Kent, to 3rd Earl  ASH/859-870  1819-1820

12 docs
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Thanking him for presents. Copies of epitaphs, mainly in Latin, remembered or copied by Sir Vicary.

Letters from Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope (1776-1839, at Djouni, to Viscount St. Asaph (afterwards 4th Earl) at Bayreuth  ASH/871-875  1825

5 docs

Contents:
Concerning the health of Dr. Naldini. Includes one letter from Naldini to Lady Hester.

Letters from Frere Forster & Co., Lincoln's Inn, to 4th Earl on business matters  ASH/876  1842-1845

1 bundle

Letters  ASH/877-880  1848-1849, 1907

4 docs


Related information: ASH/792-797.

Contents:
From Lieut. the Hon. Thomas Ashburnham written from Mahabuleshwar, 1848, 1849, to George, Duke of Cambridge, giving an account of the Punjab campaign; letters from Sir Adolphus Fitz George offering the earlier correspondence to the 5th Earl.

Letters from Hubert Martineau, of Gray's Inn, to the 4th Earl  ASH/760-774  1850-1853

15 docs

Contents:
Concerning repairs and alterations; purchase of property; advowson of Catsfield; lease of 31 Dover Street, London; various legal matters.

Correspondence, mainly begging letters and letters of thanks  ASH/930  1879-1911

1 bundle

Letters from 8th Viscount Molesworth to 5th Earl, written from Dexter, Iowa, and Kansas  ASH/899, 900  1883

2 docs

Contents:
Referring to a farm there and giving a brief description of Dexter.

Correspondence notes etc on the Colonna Raphael  ASH/929  1883-1897

1 bundle

Administrative history:
Formerly belonged to Francis II (King of Both Sicilies) and was entrusted to the 5th Earl of Ashburnham through whom it was sold to Martin H. Colnaghi of the Marlborough Gallery London for £17,000 in 1896

Contents:
Letters include one from the King (1892); several from the Archduke Rainer of Austria (one of the executors of Francis II); many relating to the condition of the picture and its exhibition in London.

Copies of letters mainly concerning Irish matters  ASH/901  1887

1 vol

Contents:
At reverse, statistics on drunkenness.

Copy of a loyal address of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem to Queen Victoria on the occasion of her jubilee  ASH/802-804  1887-1910

3 docs

Contents:
Letter from Robert Buchanan, asking for help in launching a play, 1889; letter from Marquis Ruvigny, 1910.

Letters from Anchitel Ashburnham (a member of the family of Ashburnham, barts., of Broomham  ASH/903-917  1905-1912

15 docs

Contents:
In Guesthir seeking help for his legal studies from the 5th Earl.

FAMILY ARCHIVES: PERSONAL ACCOUNTS  [no ref. or date]

Day-book kept for John Ashburnham  ASH/1630  1678-1681

1 vol

Contents:
Includes some items of estate expenditure
Enclosed: valuation of the estate naming farm, value, tenant and rent; 1708

Day-book kept by James Macburny  ASH/3000  1710-1716

1 vol

Contents:
Includes travelling, some labour and personal expenditure. Fairly detailed.

Messrs. Drummond, bankers, in account with the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Earls  ASH/3001-3021  1775-1846

21 vols

Contents:
Some correspondence, 1845, and accounts, 1846, enclosed in books.

Messrs. Drummond, bankers,in account with Lord George St. Asaph (afterwards 3rd Earl)  ASH/3022-3026  1784-1812

5 vols

Messrs. Drummond, bankers, in account with the Hon. George Ashburnham (afterwards Viscount St. Asaph)  ASH/3027  1806-1813

1 vol

Hastings Bank (Messrs. Tilden, Sampson, Hilder, Harvey & Gill) in account with the 3rd Earl  ASH/3028  1815-1824

1 vol

Advices of monies credited to the 4th Earl's account with the Union Bank of London, Regent Street branch  ASH/3066  1850-1852

1 bundle

Contents:
Also a few related letters.

Edward Foorde in account with Viscount St. Asaph (afterwards 4th Earl)  ASH/3029  1827-1834

1 vol

Contents:
Mainly personal and household expenses.

Bill of Peters, coachbuilder, Park Street, Grosvenor Square, London, for hire, repair and purchase of carriages  ASH/3030  1840

1 doc

Bills of James Watt, surgeon, for professional services to the 4th Earl and his household  ASH/2659  1841

1 bundle

Bills for purchase of, and repairs to, jewellery and plate, 1841-1907; three letters abouty a diamond and ruby brooch, 1844; bill for Grand Croix de 1'Ordre du St. Esprity,1898  ASH/3031  1841-1907

1 bundle

Accounts  ASH/3044-3065  1842-1911

22 docs

Contents:
For three miniatures by Robert Thorburn (1818-1885, 1842; wine, wax and oil; books; fishingtackle; brake-soles for carriage, 1881; tomb of the Hon, George Ashburnham (son of 4th Earl, died 1911) in Merton churchyard; sea-otter collar, 1842; fur coats, 1890.

Postage books  ASH/2676, 2677  1845-1856

2 vols

Contents:
No names of addressees; daily expenditure only.

FAMILY ARCHIVES: HOUSEHOLD ACCOUNTS  [no ref. or date]

Weekly bills at London  ASH/2596  1805-1811

1 vol

Contents:
Not detailed; some scribblings, verses and caricatures at end.

Analysis of tradesmens' bills for goods supplied to Ashburnham, London, Hastings and Bexhill  ASH/2627, 2628  1813-1830

2 vols

Contents:
Names of suppliers, trades, total payments for year or shorter period, but no other details; one volume mutilated.

Abstract of tradesmens' bills, Sussex, 1832, 1840, 1842, 1843  ASH/2638-2641  1832-1843

4 docs

Abstract of receipts and payments of tradesmens' and servants bills, 6 months  ASH/2645  1835

1 doc

Abstract of London bills  ASH/2655, 2656  1838, 1877

2 docs

Servants' wages accounts  ASH/2604-2611  1810-1899

8 vols

Contents:
Includes monthly totals of household bills, 1810-1829; the later vols. contain signatures for wages received.

Half-yearly abstract of servants' wages [? Ashburnham], 1838-1840, 1843  ASH/2651-2654  1838-1843

4 docs

House labour accounts  ASH/2630-2637  1844-1924

8 vols

Estimated expense of establishment for one year, with covering letter  ASH/2657-2657a  1839

2 vol

House-steward's accounts  ASH/2650a  1838-1842

1 vol

Contents:
Mainly household and minor expenses.

Accounts, probably kept by George Williamson, for misc. household, personal and estate expenditure  ASH/3067  1856-1859

1 vol

Accounts  ASH/2787-2794  1857-1913

9 vols

Contents:
Of George Williamson, Thomas Cooper, E. Hodgson, Edwin Jones and James Toynton in respect of wages and misc. household expenses.

Footman's expenses  ASH/2709  1858-1860

1 vol

Balance sheets of John Smith for household expenses  ASH/2646-2650  1837-1841

5 docs

Accounts kept by Arthur Ade, and George Williamson  ASH/2796-2798  1859-1876

3 vols

Contents:
In respect of household expenses, wages, parcels sent by rail, travelling, and misc. expenses.

Accounts kept by W. West, footman  ASH/2799  1861-1862

1 vol

Contents:
Includes payments to linkmen, travelling expenses, tolls, etc.

Kitchen expenses  ASH/2597, 2598  1812-1830

2 vols

Contents:
Names of suppliers and trades only.

Kitchen, house and stillroom accounts kept by George Slatter  ASH/2599-2601  1841-1851

3 vols

Kitchen stores accounts  ASH/2706-2708  1854-1887

3 vols

Fruit and vegetable or garden produce accounts  ASH/2642-2644  1832-1833, 1887-1907

3 vols

Meat accounts  ASH/2674, 2675  1843-1848, 1852

2 vols

Milk and butter accounts  ASH/2678-2686  1845-1889

9 vols

Contents:
Quantities made, sold, or otherwise disposed of.

Pork and bacon accounts  ASH/2694, 2695  1848-1894

2 vols

Flour accounts  ASH/2688-2693  1848-1880

6 vols

Candle and oil account  ASH/2687  1848-1874

1 vol

Stock book for candles, soap and starch  ASH/2710  1859-1889

1 vol

Baker's account, June-Sept. 1852  ASH/2602  1852

1 vol

Analysis of Supplies  ASH/2711, 2712  1864-1888

2 vols

Contents:
Analysis, with costs and half-yearly abstracts, of potatoes, pigeons, turkeys, fowls, geese, ducks, chicks, eggs, beef, mutton, pork, wheat and hops supplied to Ashburnham Place from the farm. The housekeeping account was apparently debited with the cost of these supplies.

Dripping books. For sale of dripping  ASH/2713-2715  1868-1875

3 vols

Egg and poultry account  ASH/2716  1869-1873

1 vol

Vouchers to account, Ashburnham Place  ASH/2719  1878-1879

1 bundle

Account headed 'Baked Stillroom Kitchen'  ASH/2603  1879-1880

1 vol

Contents:
Probably bread account.

Postage book kept by Edwin Jones, Ashburnham Place  ASH/2795  1879-1891

1 vol

Contents:
But includes other misc. household expenditure.

Abstracts of domestic and estate expenditure, 1879  ASH/2666-2669  1879-1894

4 docs

Contents:
Proposed economies; agreement for hire of commissionaire, 1894.

Laundry account  ASH/2720  1916

1 vol

FAMILY ARCHIVES: MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTS  [no ref. or date]

Misc. papers relating to household expenses  ASH/2612-2626  1812-1830

15 docs

Contents:
1819-1822 Estimated receipts, 1823; income and expenditure, 1821-1830; proposed economies, c. 1823; expenses of game, 1822; abstract of deer account, 1824-1829; receipts for interest on loans and bonds, 1812-1813.

Misc. bills  ASH/2696-2705  1851-1852

10 docs

Contents:
Some with engraved heads, and tradesmens' letters. Includes some for books.

Welsh cloth account  ASH/2717, 2718  1869-1876

2 gatherings

Contents:
Amount made and how disposed of.

John Winchester's bill for night-watching for three months  ASH/3069  1883

1 doc

HOUSEHOLD: WINE AND BEER REGISTERS  [no ref. or date]

Lists of wine at Ashburnham Place and Dover Street, London  ASH/2721-2731  1824-1836

11 docs

Wine cellar books  ASH/2732-2754  1836-1914

23 vols

Contents:
One vol. for 1848 refers to the East-bourne House, and one for 1853 to the Dover Street, London, house.

List of wines and spirits  ASH/2662-2664  1845-1859

3 docs

Contents:
At Grosvenor Street, 1845; wine at Dover Street, 1853; note re wine, 1859.

Cellar book, with plan of the inner cellar and bins at Ashburnham Place  ASH/2758  1852

1 vol

Agreement  ASH/3032  1841

1 doc

Contents:
Of Joseph Golden to supply the Earl of Ashburnham with malt from which pale ale can be produced of the necessary colour and quality required.

Beer cellar books  ASH/2755, 2756  1848-1913

2 vols

Ale and beer register  ASH/2757  1859-1860

1 vol

Contents:
Not detailed; at end, list of pewter, glass, china, and servants' liveries at Ashburnham Place, 1859.

HOUSEHOLD: MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

List of the household at Ashburnham Place  ASH/2781  c. 1812

1 doc

Contents:
Names of residents and servants under such headings as Parlour, Governess Department, Steward's Room, Kitchen. 57 persons in all.

Correspondence about Eliza Mitchell, a scullery-maid  ASH/2782-2785  1835

4 docs

Contents:
Leaving the 4th Earl's household for a situation in that of Sir Stratford Canning (1786-1880).

Visitors' book  ASH/2786  1880-1884

1 vol

Contents:
Names of visitors and number of their servants written in; no signatures.

FAMILY ARCHIVES: CHARITIES  [no ref. or date]

Qualifications of persons entitled to Mr. Bradshaw's Charity  ASH/3108  n.d. 18th cent

1 doc

Contents:
[The Rev. Robert Bradshaw, by will dated 20 Nov. 1734, founded a charity for poor persons in the almshouses at Guestling, and to enable poor persons to receive medical attention

Bibliography: See V.C.H. Sussex, ix, p. 183]


Correspondence relating to the East Sussex Infirmary at Hastings for 'the cure and relief of the indigent sick'  ASH/3400-3409  1840-1841

10 docs

Contents:
Includes proof copy of rules and regulations.

Account of nourishment supplied for the sick  ASH/3410,3411  1854-1899

2 vols

Charity accounts  ASH/3412,3413  1866-1877

2 vols

Contents:
Includes details of distribution of meat; cash allowances.

List of persons supplied with broth and/or milk from Ashburnham Place  ASH/3414  1878

1 doc

List of labourers and quantities of beef given to them at Christmas  ASH/3415  1889

1 doc

List of poor persons for Christmas gifts  ASH/3416  1890

1 doc

Christmas beef lists  ASH/3417, 3418  c.1892

2 docs

Weekly out-relief list, parish of Ashburnham  ASH/3419  1895

1 doc

FAMILY ARCHIVES: INVESTMENTS  [no ref. or date]

Correspondence, including some from America, concerning the Promontory Consolidated Mining Company, Colorado  ASH/632  1884-1886

1 bundle

Contents:
In which Lord Ashburnham's name occurs as a shareholder.

Correspondence between J. H. Murchison of Austin Friars, London, and 5th Earl  ASH/3071-3080  1884-1885

10 docs

Contents:
Regarding Konigsberg Silver Mines and the Oscar Gold Mine.

Correspondence relating to the formation of a financial trust to be operated in France, 1885-1886  ASH/633  1885-1910

1 bundle

Contents:
Cuttings from French newspapers about the affairs of M. Durpray de 1a Maherie, 1910.

Copy draft deeds re patent for producing aluminium by electrolysis from aluminium chloride  ASH/3081-3089  1886

9 docs

Contents:
[The deeds provide security for money lent by the 5th Earl on the project; Hector von Groussilliers of Hanover was the patentee, and Gustavus, Baron de Overbeck of St. James's, co. Middx., the promoter.
With opinions of counsel

Harney Peak Consolidated Tin Co., South Dakota  ASH/634, 3090  1888-1897

2 bundles

Contents:
Reports on workings, and report in contemporary newspapers and magazines; miscellaneous papers; correspondence between Lord Thurlow and others and the 5th Earl who was once a director of this Company.

Sahlström Patent Furnace Syndicate Ltd  ASH/3091-3097  1889

7 docs

Contents:
Prospectus of and correspondence on proposed investment by the 5th Earl for working iron deposits on his estate.

Mexican General Land Mortgage & Investment Co  ASH/3098  1889-1894

1 bundle

Contents:
Reports; counsel's opinion; newspaper cuttings; list of shareholders; correspondence.

Wentworth Gold Fields Proprietory Co., New South Wales  ASH/3099  1893

1 doc

Contents:
Reports and statement of accounts.

South American & Mexican Co. Ltd  ASH/3102-3107  1893-1895

6 docs

Contents:
Notices of winding-up of company from the Receiver to Lady Emily Ashburnham.

African City Properties Trust  ASH/3100, 3101  1894

2 docs

Contents:
Copy case and opinion of Mr. Ingle Joyce, with letter from Peake, Bird, Collins & Peake also referring to the bequest of the St. Asaph plate to the Countess of Ashburnham.

New Gordon Diamond Co. Certificates for 2,400 ordinary 15s. shares  ASH/3109-3114  1896

6 docs

FAMILY ARCHIVES: INVENTORIES  [no ref. or date]

Inventories  ASH/2759  c.1675-1694

1 vol

Contents:
Inventory of jewels, plate, furnishings, etc. at (?) Westminster, Whitehall, and Chelsea, ante 1679; inventory of plate, household (including some pictures) and stable goods belonging to Lord Ashburnham at Westminster, 1693, 1694. Detailed; some valuations.

Inventories of household furniture and fixtures at Dover Street, London  ASH/2760-2762  1817, 1830, 1851

3 vols

Inventory of plate taken by Robert Garrard, goldsmith  ASH/2763  1817

1 vol

Contents:
With weights and some later notes.

Inventory of the wardrobe of the 4th Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/2673  1847

1 vol

Inventory of plate, divided into old and new services, with weights  ASH/2764-2769  1848-1879

4 vols., 2 gatherings

Inventories  ASH/2770-2772  1872-1879

3 vols

Contents:
(i) Gold and silver ornamental plate at Ashburnham Place, 1872; (ii) plate left at Ashburnham Place in 1879; (iii) inventory of all plate except as listed in (i), 1879

Inventory of plate sent in 14 chests to London and Westminster Bank, St. James's Square, London  ASH/2773  1879

1 vol

Inventory of china and linen at Dover Street, London  ASH/2774  1883, 1895

1 vol

Inventory of furniture, fixtures, pictures, books, china, glass, etc. at Ashburnham House, Dover Street, London  ASH/2775  1888

1 vol

Contents:
Taken by Cowtan & Sons. With some later notes.

Inventory and valuation of furniture, china, books, and effects at Ashburnham House, Dover Street, London  ASH/2776  c. 1890

1 vol

Contents:
The Property of Lady Margaret Bickerstedt [sic], taken by Lofts & Warner. No values given.

Valuation of furniture at Dover Street, London  ASH/2777  ?1894

1 doc

Contents:
Belonging to Lady Mary Bickersteth, formerly the property of the Dowager Countess of Ashburnham.

Inventory of furniture, etc. at Ashburnham Place, for probate purpose  ASH/2778  ?1913

1 vol

Inventories of linen, china, and glass  ASH/2779-2780  n.d.[20th Century]

2 gatherings

FAMILY ARCHIVES: DIARIES, JOURNALS AND MEMORANDA BOOKS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: (See also Family Archives: Foreign Travel)

Account of a journey from Orieans to Geneva  ASH/3994  1674

1 gathering


Related information: For an account of the tour between 30 May 1673 and 13 Jun 1673 see ASH 635, which was written by his companion, possibly his tutor.

Contents:
Part of diary kept probably by John (afterwards 1st Baron) Ashburnham, aged 17 on a 'Grand Tour' through France and Switzerland. Only the section covering France has survived, dating from 23 Jun 1672 - 19 Apr 1674.

Caen, 23 Jun 1672  ASH/3994/fos 1r-2v  1672

Contents:
(Original pagination 1-4) States that they stayed at Caen until 17 May 1673.

Blank  ASH/3994/fos 3-4  [n.d.]

Falaise, Argenton, Alencon, Beaumont le Viconte, Le Mans, La Fleche, 17 May 1673 - [?29 May 1673]  ASH/3994/fos 5r-17r  [n.d.]


Related information: [For next section of journey see ASH 635.]

Contents:
(Original pagination 1-25) Mentions iron mills and glasshouses near Argenton.

Orleans, 15 Apr 1674  ASH/3994/fos 17r-20v  [n.d.]

Contents:
States that they arrived in the town on 12 Jun 1673.

Chambord, 19 Apr 1674  ASH/3994/fos 21r-22r  [n.d.]

Contents:
Headed "An account of our journey from Orleans to Geneva, 1674" but breaks off after the description of Chambord.

Blank  ASH/3994/fos 22v-28v  [n.d.]

Diary of John (afterwards 1st Baron) Ashburnham, May 1686-Nov. 1687  ASH/931-932  1686-1687

2 vols

Diary of John, later 1st Baron Ashburnham (1656 - 1710)  ASH/933  Jun - Jul 1687

Contents:
West Sussex, Hants, Wilts, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire Herefordshire, Brecon, Oxfordshire, Berkshire

Notebook kept by John, 1st Baron  ASH/975  1692-1694

1 vol

Contents:
Containing rough entries in pencil, mainly about estate matters but with some personal memoranda including London engagements. Printed copy of the London Almanack for 1693 pasted in cover.

Diaries of 2nd Earl  ASH/934-955  1774-1803

22 vols

Contents:
Containing brief entries mainly of a personal nature, but including references to company at dinner, attendances at operas and plays, music, chess, etc., in London, 1774-1787, 1790, 1792-1797, 1803. All in printed almanacs of which nine are The Daily Journal.

Diaries of foreign travels  ASH/3995-4002  1733-1825

8 vols


Related information: ASH/4005 - ASH 4015 are accompanying water colour sketch books

Contents:
Europe, 1733-34; Flanders, Austria, Germany, Italy, 1781-1783; France, Germany, Italy, 1818; Italy, Turkey, Greece, Africa, 1822-1824; Europe and the East, 1824; Asia Minor and Greece, 1825.
The diary covering the European tour, 1781-83, was kept by George Viscount St. Asaph, afterwards 3rd Earl of Ashburnham, but it has not been possible to prove the identity of the writers of the others with certainty.

Diary of ?Bertram Ashburnham (d 1743)  ASH/3995  Jul 1733 - Jun 1734

Contents:
Holland, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy

Diary of George, Lord St Asaph, later 3rd Earl of Ashburnham (1760 - 1830)  ASH/3996  Mar - Dec 1781

Contents:
Belgium, Germany

Diary of George, Lord St Asaph, later 3rd Earl of Ashburnham (1760 - 1830)  ASH/3997  Jan - Dec 1782

Contents:
Germany, Austria, Italy

Diary of George, Lord St Asaph, later 3rd Earl of Ashburnham (1760 - 1830)  ASH/3998  Jan - Jun 1783

Contents:
Italy, Austria, France

Diary of Bertram, Lord St Asaph, later 4th Earl of Ashburnham (1797 - 1878)  ASH/3999  May - Jun 1818

Contents:
France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy

Diary of Bertram, Lord St Asaph, later 4th Earl of Ashburnham (1797 - 1878)  ASH/4000  1822, 1824

Contents:
Italy, Turkey

Diary of Bertram, Lord St Asaph, later 4th Earl of Ashburnham (1797 - 1878)  ASH/4001  1824

Contents:
Turkey, the Holy Land

Diary of Bertram, Lord St Asaph, later 4th Earl of Ashburnham (1797 - 1878)  ASH/4002  Nov - Dec 1825

Contents:
Turkey

Books of water-colour and other drawings  ASH/4005-4015  1818-1860

11 vols

Contents:
France, Germany, Italy, 1818-1820; Italy, Turkey, 1820-1821; Italy, 1821-1822; Italy, Turkey, Asia Minor, 1823-1825; Scotland, 1859-1860.

Log-book of voyage up the Nile from Cairo, and list of birds seen during the voyage  ASH/4003  1824-1825

1 gathering

Diaries or pocket-books of the 4th Earl  ASH/956-971  1825-1877

16 vols

Contents:
With very brief entries for 1825, 1827, 1830-1838, 1840 and 1877. Some of the books are printed almanacs entitled Peacock's Polite Repository, The Royal Repository, The Gentlemans Pocket Book, etc. There is an Italian pocket-book and another--a souvenir--for 1827 containing an ingenious perpetual calendar. Most of the pages for 1838 have been torn out.

Diary, presumably kept by Viscount St. Asaph (afterwards 4th Earl), of shooting experiences  ASH/2507  1827-1829

1 vol

Contents:
Fairly detailed.

Diary, mainly concerned with game, kept by the 4th Earl in The Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire Gentleman's Pocket Book, and Almanack  ASH/972  1836

1 vol

Penny's Improved Commercial Pocket Book, with Almanack  ASH/973  1836

1 vol

Contents:
Containing very few entries. In pocket, some loose papers including a brief summary of game, and list of women in Ashburnham Almshouse with a testimonial of one of the inmates.

Notebook of the 4th Earl  ASH/976  c. 1840-1850

1 vol

Contents:
Containing brief observations on a large variety of subjects; also notes, definitions, etc. arranged mainly in alphabetical order.

Diary of 4th Earl kept during a visit to Wales, Oct.-Dec. 1842  ASH/974  1842

1 vol

Contents:
Fairly detailed.

Diary of Scottish travels  ASH/4004  1848

1 vol

FAMILY ARCHIVES: FOREIGN TRAVEL  [no ref. or date]


Related information: (See also Family Archives: Diaries, Journals and Memoranda Books)

Official documents  ASH/4017-4023  c. 1822

7 docs
Language:  Turkish

Contents:
Used in connection with journeys made by Bertram, Viscount St. Asaph (afterwards 4th Earl) between 1822 and 1825.

Japanese plan of Osaco  ASH/4016  n.d. (19th cent.)

1 doc

Various papers  ASH/4024-4048  1874-1889

25 docs

Contents:
Agreement to rent rooms in Paris, 1874, 1883; forms relating to gas lighting and fire insurance, 1883-1884; accounts, mainly for furnishing two apartments, 1874-1889.

FAMILY ARCHIVES: PARLIAMENTARY  [no ref. or date]

'An Act For the Speedy and Effectual Satisfaction of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland. .. And for the Encouragements of Protestants to Plant and Inhabit Ireland'  ASH/3223  1653

1 vol

Petition of the inhabitants of New Shoreham  ASH/3224  c. 1715

1 doc

Contents:
(71 signatures) protesting against the Bill for the Septennial Act (passed 1716). At the Parliamentary Election, 1715, the Hon. Bertram Ashburnham (younger brother of the 1st Earl) was put forward as a Tory candidate

Bibliography: See T.W. Horsheld, The History Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex, vol. II, 1835, Appendix, p. 24.


A List of the Poll taken at the City of Chichester. .. at the Election of Two Knights of the Shire of. .. Sussex By Henry Montague Esquire High Sherriffe  ASH/3225  9 May 1734

Contents:
MS. vol. arranged alphabetically by parishes.

Letters  ASH/3226-3235  1801

10 docs

Contents:
From Henrietta Theodosia Ashburnham, the 3rd Earl, 3rd Earl of Egremont, Francis Hare Naylor, Edw. Jeremiah Curteis and William Markwick to George, Viscount St. Asaph (1785-1813) who was unsuccessfully approached to fill the vacancy created by the withdrawal of Thomas Pelham from one of the Sussex county seats at the 1801 election.

Correspondence relating to Sussex County Elections, 1807, 1812, 1820  ASH/3236-3242  1807-1820

7 bundle

Letters from Edward Jeremiah Curteis to the 3rd Earl  ASH/3243-3255  1820

13 docs

Contents:
Written immediately before and during the poll held at Chichester, 13-22 March 1820, for county members, when Curteis came second and was elected.

Correspondence about the East Sussex Conservative Association  ASH/3256-3260  1827-1835

5 docs

FAMILY ARCHIVES: CIVIL WAR  [no ref. or date]

Papers relating to relics of Charles I  ASH/3940-3945  1733-1888

6 docs

Contents:
(1) Copy Will of the Hon. Bertram Ashburnham, of St. Martin in the Fields, co. Middx., 1733 (proved P.C.C., 1743), bequeathing King Charles the First's watch and shirt to 'the Minister of the Church of Ashburnham. .. to be deposited and kept amongst the plate and linnen belonging to the said Church where I desire and direct the same may remain for ever.'
(2) Copy Will of James Stuart (otherwise Charles Steward, Auditor of the Accounts for the Duties on Hides and Skins, and illegitimate son of the Hon. Bertram Ashburnham), 1774 (proved P.C.C., 1774), bequeathing the sheet on which King Charles was laid, and his drawers, to John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham.
(3) Two letters from Rose Fuller Whistler, vicar of Ashburnham, to the 5th Earl referring to the above Wills, 1883.
(4) Letter from James Bowker giving an opinion as to the legality of the Earl being possessed of the relics.
(5) Cutting from Evening News, 8 Nov. 1888, mentioning Charles Steward's legacy.

Bibliography: [See 'The Relics of King Charles I at Ashburnham Place.' by the Rev. R. F. Whistler in Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. 36, pp. 160-171.]


Copy of a letter found at Stowe from Sir Bevil Grenville (1596-1643, royalist, to Sir John Trelawny  ASH/3946  c. 1853

1 doc

Contents:
Referring to the Civil War.

Letters to the 3rd Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/3947-3976  1823-1830

30 docs

Contents:
Discussing his project for publishing 'A Narrative of John Ashburnham's Attendance of King Charles 1st. .. prefixed by a Vindication of his Character and Conduct by his lineal Descendant and present Representative'. [The work, see also nos. 3977-3987, was published in 1830, and some of the letters return thanks for presentation copies. The correspondents were Francis? Willes, jun., decipherer; Henry Ellis of the British Museum; Edgar Ellis; John Murray the publisher; 4th Earl of Aberdeen; E. Vassall Holland (with enclosure from Sir James Mackintosh; D.? Hailes; R. Sneyd; 1st Viscount Sidmouth; Samuel Rogers; Lavinia Spencer; Davies Gilbert; Sir Walter Scott; E.? Stafford; Sir William Knighton; 1st Baron Stowell

Narrative of John Ashburnham's attendance on Charles I  ASH/3977  c. 1650

1 vol

Bound in vellum

Contents:
Being a vindication 'touching my waiting on His Matie to the Scottish Armie before Newarke, and His goeing from Hampton-Court into the Isle of Wight, being as I supposed (in regard of their want of success) the Two things which would bring mee under the Censure of mine Enemies'. Written on 86 pp., some blank leaves having been cut; with amendments presumably in John Ashburnham's hand.

Bibliography: The Narrative of John Ashburnham (April, 1646, to December, 1648) is printed in Allan Fea, Memoirs of the Martyr King (1905), pp. 197-235; the portrait of John Ashburnham by Mytens, and an illustration of the Ashburnham Relics are also reproduced. See also G.S. Stevenson, Charles I in Captivity (1927), and N. H. Mackenzie. 'Sir Thomas Herbert of Tintern, a Parliamentary 'Royalist'', in Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, vol. 29 (1956), pp. 32-86.


Another copy of ASH/3977 but without the corrections  ASH/3978  c. 1650

1 vol

Bound in vellum

Contents:
108 pp., some blanks.

Transcript of a few pages of no. 3977  ASH/3979  19th century

1 gathering

Proof copies of 'A Narrative of John Ashburnham's Attendance on King Charles 1st from Oxford to the Scotish Army and from Hampton Court to the Isle of Wight written by himself  ASH/3980-3985  1830

6 vols

Contents:
To which is prefixed a Vindication of his Character and Conduct by his lineal Descendant, and present Representative... With an Appendix containing some original Letters of the King'.
The 3rd Earl of Ashburnham was the author of a book bearing this title, see below; it is a confused work (probably done by a man acting as a literary 'ghost') treating of the 'narrative' of John Ashburnham and comparing it with the writings of Lord Clarendon and others. The original narrative is not transcribed in its entirety. The following proof copies, with corrections, have been deposited: Part I (pp. 1-101) 3 copies; Part II (pp. 1-140) 1 copy; Part III (pp. 1-102) 2 copies.

A narrative by John Ashburnham of his attendance on King Charles the First from Oxford to the Scotch Army, and from Hampton-Court to the Isle of Wight  ASH/4342-4344  1830

3 vols

Contents:
Never before printed. To which is prefixed A Vindication of his Character and Conduct from the Misrepresentations of Lord Clarendon, by his lineal descendant and present representative [the 3rd Earl of Ashburnham]. London

Volume of notes, copies of letters, extracts from books and diaries, and misc. information  ASH/3986  19th century

1 vol


Related information: ASH 3980-3985 and 4342-4344

Contents:
Presumably gathered as background material for the publication referred to above. Several pages of pencil notes have been partially erased

Remains of a volume  ASH/3987  19th century

1 vol

Contents:
(Paginated 1-43, but some unnumbered blanks) containing copies of letters of Charles I, copies of warrants, examinations of persons who carried letters. Sealed into this book are original letters from Charles I as follows:-
(a) Written from Newcastle, 8 July [1646] to John Ashburnham. In cypher and decoded.
(b) Written from? Oxford, undated, but? 1642, to John Ashburnham, Part in cypher; signed by the King.
(c) Written in cypher and not decoded.
Written in cypher

Letters patent  ASH/2559  1645

1 doc

Good impression of Great Seal

Contents:
Discharging John Ashburnham, esq., a Groom of the Bedchamber, for all monies received by him for the King's use between 1 April 1642 and 26 October 1643. The sum involved was £162,047 3s. 3d.
Given at Oxford, 17 Nov. 1645.

FAMILY ARCHIVES: CARLIST ACTIVITIES  [no ref. or date]

Letters written by Spanish refugees and others, 1819-1830  ASH/2901  1819-1830

Administrative history:
Mounted (with notes by George Merry) in an album in 1886 for F. W. Cosens, F.S.A., of Shelleys, Lewes, and sold by Sotheby & Co. in July 1890. The collection was acquired by George Merry (Capitan de Infanteria) and given by him to the Earl of Ashburnham in December 1890.

Contents:
The Outer cover of the album also refers to correspondence of J. Blanco White, 1775-1841, but this does not appear to have survived.

Volume containing Carlist correspondence, 1841-1874  ASH/2902  1841-1874

Contents:
Mounted, with notes, by George Merry. Includes a quantity of letters from members of the English nobility and a pamphlet, 'El Casamiento Espanol del Siglo 19', by Lord John Manners, M.P., 1846. Some letters refer to matters in which Capt. George Merry was personally concerned, others to the period when Don Francisco Merry was in attendance on Don Carlos VI (as Comte-Conde de Montemolin), and others relating to the Carlist war in which Don Carlos VII took the field at the head of his army.

Letters  ASH/2903, 2904  1876-1912

2 bundles
Language:  French

Contents:
From numerous correspondents including Comte de Maille, Comte de Talleyrand, Francis II (King of Naples), Dom Miguel Duke of Braganza, Comtesse de Bardi, Princess Frederica of Hanover. Comte de Paris, Don Alphonse de Bourbon, as well as from a number of prominent English catholics, persons of all ranks offering their services in the Carlist cause, and from the secretary of the Thames Valley Legitimist Club. These letters relate to (a) plans for placing Don Carlos VII on the Spanish throne; (b) the Order of the White Rose; (c) the Order of Malta; (d) the Irish question (1887); (e) activities of catholics; (f) miscellaneous matters. Included in this correspondence are two minor relics in an envelope inscribed 'Comte de Chambord'.
Some in French and partly in code

Correspondence  ASH/2905  1881-1912

1 bundle

Contents:
Of Don Carlos de Bourbon Duke of Madrid, 1881-1905; Don Jaime de Bourbon, 1882-1911; Prince Louis of Bavaria, 1897-1906; Count Melgar, 1882-1911; Margarita Duchess of Madrid, 1885-1892; Comte de Caserta (Alfonso Maria de Bourbon), 1897-1912.

Correspondence  ASH/2906  1885-1911

1 bundle
Language:  French, Italian and Spanish

Contents:
Relating to Carlist activities; correspondence and accounts relating to the S.Y. 'Firefly' [see below]; third and fourth annual reports of The Thames Valley Legitimist Club.

Signature of Jaime de Bourbon and members of his family  ASH/2907  1886

1 doc

A sheet of parchment.

Correspondence  ASH/2908  1887-1891

1 bundle

Contents:
Relating mainly to the death (1887) of Don Juan de Bourbon and the removal of the body of his mother Dona Maria Francisca de Bourbon y Braganza (died 1834) from Gosport to Trieste; undertaker's and other accounts.

Correspondence, telegrams and accounts in connection with the purchase, equipping and maintenance of the S.Y. 'Firefly' under the command of Lt. Vincent J. English  ASH/2909  1899-1904

1 bundle

Contents:
The letters were written mainly between February and July 1899. The yacht was purchased by Lord Ashburnham for the purpose of "running" cargoes of Gras rifles to Spain for the Carlists, but she was arrested by the Spanish Consul at Arcachon. Included in this large quantity of papers is a bill of sale and plan of the yacht. Although the vessel's last voyage ended on 10 Jan. 1901, she was not offered for sale (with other ships) until 1904. Also a few papers relating to the S.S. 'Rebecca.'

Correspondence  ASH/2910  1899-1901

1 bundle

Contents:
With Julian Raskin of Liége and Frédéric Audap of Arcachon; letter from British Vice-Consulate, Arcachon, reseizure of arms from S.Y. 'Firefly', 1899; receipts.

S.Y. 'Firefly'  ASH/2911-2913  1899

3 vols

Contents:
Account of incidental expenses, March-May, 1899; account book kept by the cook; inventory of the ship.

Correspondence, etc., with C. M. Patmore, manager of S.S. 'Rebecca' for the Earl of Ashburnham, March 1899-Nov. 1904  ASH/2914  1899-1904

1 bundle

Contents:
This vessel, bought in March 1900 (agreement and bill of sale included), was intended for work in the Carlist cause, but she was mainly employed as a trader. A few accounts are included with the correspondence; the vessel was sold in March 1904.

Accounts kept by C. M. Patmore in respect of S.Y. 'Firefly' and S.S. 'Rebecca'  ASH/2915, 2916  1899-1901

2 vols

Receipts, with a few rough accounts, for money paid to or by C. M. Patmore in respect of S.Y. 'Firefly', S.S. 'Rebecca' and S.S. 'Aramis'  ASH/2917  1899-1903

1 bundle

Newspaper and magazine cuttings relating mainly to Catholic and Carlist matters  ASH/2918  1872-1910

1 bundle

Contents:
Copies of El Legitimista Espanol, 1899-1910, El Estandarte Real, La Carcajada and Lo Crit D'Espanya (the three latter containing photographs of Lord Ashburnham; illustrations of the S.Y. 'Firefly' and of Vincent English are in El Legitimista Espanol for 9 Aug. 1899); also to a burglary at Ashburnham Place.

Newspapers, mainly French and Spanish  ASH/2919  1882-1909

1 file

Photographs--many autographed--of Don Carlos and his family, and of persons whose correspondence is mentioned above  ASH/2920-2922  n.d.[19th-20th century]

1 bundle. 62 items; 1 vol.; 1 roll


Related information: See nos. 2903-2908.

Printed pedigree showing descent of Alfonso Otho Hornyold  ASH/2923  n.d. [19th-20th century]

1 doc

Contents:
From Margaret, Countess of Salisbury (executed 1541).

Code, (MS.)  ASH/2924  c. 1898

1 vol
Language:  Spanish

Printed volumes  [no ref. or date]

La Cryptographie Dévoilée, par C.-F. Vesin de' Romanini. Paris  ASH/2925  1857

La Cryptographie Militaire, par Aug. Kerckhoffs  ASH/2926  1883

Contents:
Paris

De la Cryptographie. Essai sur les méthodes de déchiffrement, par P. Valerio  ASH/2927, 2928  1893-1896

2 vols

Contents:
Paris

The Pall Mall Magazine containing articles, 'Secrets in Cipher,' by J. Holt Schooling  ASH/2929  Jan.-March, 1896

Contents:
London, 3 parts.

Les Chiffres Secrets Dévoilés, par Commandant Bazeries  ASH/2930  1901

Contents:
Paris

Motion d'enquéte de M. le Duc de Maddaloni  ASH/2931  1862

Contents:
Paris

La question de Naples et le Parlement Anglais  ASH/2932  1863

Contents:
Paris

Le Royaume des Deux-Siciles. Mémoire par Charles Garnier  ASH/2933  1866

Contents:
Paris

The Vatican Decrees in their bearing on civil allegiance: a political expostulation, by the Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone  ASH/2934  1874

Contents:
London

Vaticanism: an answer to Replies and Reproofs, by the Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone  ASH/2935  1875

Contents:
London

Gladstone e Berryer al Banchetto Inglese  ASH/2936  n.d. [19th Century]

Revue Britannique, November 1877  ASH/2937  1877

Contents:
Paris

El Rey de los Carlistas. Revelaciones del General Boet sobre la guerra civil y la emigracion. Vol. I  ASH/2938  1880

Contents:
Barcelona

La Maladie la mort et les Obsèques de Monsieur le Comte de Chambord  ASH/2939  1883

Contents:
Paris

Hommage de La Gazette de France à la Mémoire du Roi  ASH/2940  1883

Contents:
Paris

Le Roi Légitime  ASH/2941  1884

Contents:
Paris

Don Carlos dans les Indes. (Autographed copy.)  ASH/2942  [1886]

Blanca y Leopoldo  ASH/2943  1889

Contents:
Barcelona

El Estandarte Real. Vol. I  ASH/2944  1889-1890

Contents:
Barcelona

Il Re. Note e Ricordi di Gaetano de Felice  ASH/2945  1895

Contents:
Naples

Almanaque para 1898  ASH/2946  1897

2 copies

Contents:
Madrid

Don Carlos su pasado, su presente y su porvenir, por D. Manuel Polo y Peyrolón  ASH/2947  1898

Contents:
Valencia

Autografos de Don Carlos, por D. Manuel Polo y Peyrolón  ASH/2948  1900

Contents:
Valencia

Lettres de son Altesse Royale le Prince Jaime de Bourbon  ASH/2949  1904

Contents:
Paris

Le entrevues des Princes a Frohsdorf, par Joseph du Bourg  ASH/2950  1910

Contents:
Paris

Pour Don Carlos, par Pierre Benoit  ASH/2951  1920

Contents:
Paris

FAMILY ARCHIVES: ART  [no ref. or date]

Various cut-out figures  ASH/3524  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Contents:
Including 'K. George 3d', with two engravings of 18th century figures, found in an envelope addressed to the Earl of Ashburnham in Privy Garden, London.

Volume of pencil and wash drawings by Charlotte St. Asaph  ASH/3525  1797

1 vol

Administrative history:
(2nd Wife of George, later 3rd Earl of Ashburnham)

Contents:
Of subjects near Barking Hall, Suffolk.

Copper plate etched by Bertram (later 4th Earl) Ashburnham when a boy at Westminster School  ASH/3526  n.d. [18th Century]

Contents:
Showing a view of the Seven Chimneys, Tothill Fields. With a pull.

FAMILY ARCHIVES: LITERARY  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
(MS. and printed, but excluding Civil War material)

Contemporary MS. copy [incomplete]  ASH/3500  c. 1625

1 gathering

Contents:
On 24 pages, of 'Newes from Spayne translated accordinge to the Spanish Coppie, Wch may serve to fore warne both England and the united provinces how farr to trust the Spanish pretences'; published 1620.

A MS. book of devotions  ASH/3501  1626

1 vol

Contents:
'A Rememberance for my foure Daughters. .. This to my most deere, and entirely beloued Daughter, as she well deserueth. Elizabeth Ashbornham'. presumably one of four, given by Lady Elizabeth Ashburnham, daughter of Sir Thomas Beaumont, to her daughter. This copy was that given to Elizabeth who married Sir Frederick Cornwallis; she has written on the inside of the front cover, 'Eliz. Cornwalleies Boocke'. With a note on the family by Lady Mary Catherine Ashburnham, 1924.

Theological and classical exercises  ASH/3502  early 17th cent

1 vol

Contents:
Mainly in Latin, but with a little Greek and a few English translations.

Extract, from an unidentified book, relating to Ashburnham  ASH/3989  n.d. [18th Century]

Epitaph by the 8th Viscount Falkland (1766-1796) on Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon (1707-1791)  ASH/3504  c. 1792

1 doc

Contents:
Sonnet, signed 'Falkland'.

Off-prints  ASH/3505-3511  1833-1846

7 items

Contents:
(a) 'Buonaccorso's Controversia de Nobilitate', from Gentleman's Magazine, Oct., 1833; (b) 'The Strawberry Hill "Julio Clovio"', from Gentleman's Magazine, May, 1842; (c) 'Taverner's Postils', from British Magazine, Apr. 1846; all by John Holmes. 'Catalogue of the books belonging to the Cathedral Church of St. Paull 1295'. Notes on 'Amori di Sigismondo, Conte d'Arco' and Randal Holmes's Academy of Armory. List of ?MSS.

Narrative of the Battle of Culloden fought 16 April 1746  ASH/3503  c. 1830

1 doc

Contents:
'The Duke of Cumberland having passed the second night after the Battle of Culloden at Faymouth [recte Taymouth] Castle this Narrative is said to have been drawn up there by the officers of his Staff M[?] Chandos'. Signed, as a true copy, 'Breadalbane'.

Printed circular, On the superior Importance of Agriculture  ASH/3512, 3513  n.d. 19th cent

2 docs

[Partly burnt.]

Contents:
Distributed by Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835;) in support of the Corn Laws.

The Lady Flora Elizabeth Hastings scandal, 1839  ASH/3514-3519  1839

6 vols

Contents:
(a) Newspaper cuttings relating to Lady Flora Hastings (1806-1839; (b) The Palace Martyr! A Satire, by the Honourable (c) The Court Doctor Dissected; with observations on the statements of Ladies Portman and Tavistock, by John Fisher Murray; (d) A Voice from the Grave of Lady Flora Hastings: to her most gracious Majesty, the Queen, 3rd ed.; (e) A Warning Letter to the Baroness Lehzen: with observations occasioned by the recently-published letter of Lord Portman.

Letters of thanks from recipients of Librorum Levitici et Numerorum versio antiqua Italia  ASH/3520  1869

1 bundle

Contents:
Privately printed by the 4th Earl of Ashburnham.

'Propheties du Frère Hermann de l'Ordre de Citeau concernant les destinees du Monastère de Lehnin et celles de la Maison de Brandebourg [sic] 'XIII Siècle'  ASH/3521  c. 1870

1 doc

Contents:
100 Lines in Latin

'English Catholics and Home Rule', by the Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/3042  1886

8 pp

Contents:
Reprinted from the Tablet.

The Westminster Review, Nov. 1889  ASH/3043  1889

1 vol

Contents:
Containing an article [3 pp.] by Lord Ashburnham on Irish Home Rule.

Correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Volume containing copies of letters from Thomas [Sackville], Lord Buckhurst  ASH/839  1583-1584

Contents:
To un-named person in the Rape of Arundel appointing him commissioner to examine prospective emigrants from Sussex ports in response to letters to TS and Thomas Shelley, kt, from the Council, and requesting him to select other commissioners as TS's local knowledge is not good; recommends local ministers of appropriate religious sentiments; 24 Dec 1583
To officers of Shoreham advising them to put the above order into effect; passengers may embark at Newhaven and Chichester only; 24 Dec 1583
To an official of Eastbourne, enclosing list of commissioners [not copied] for Pevensey Rape; 29 Dec 1583
To Nicholas Parker and another appointing them leaders of all trained bands in Pevensey Rape; Parker not to take up commission, Lawrence Levett and Adam Ashburnham having been written to as substitutes; 20 Jun 1584
Correspondence of statesmen and others mainly relating to the secret marriage of Anthony Byron, an undergraduate of Queens College, Cambridge, and Katherine Beaumont of Stoughton [in Feb 1576], and to appointments to offices in the gift of the crown; nd, [c1585]
Binding packed with 16th-century religious material including some in Greek, possibly compiled by Thomas Sackville

Letter-books  ASH/840-847  Jan 1696-Jul 1708

Contents:
Containing copies of outgoing correspondence of John [Ashburnham], Baron Ashburnham

Transcript of ASH 840 Jan 1696 - Mar 1697  ASH/4445  nd, [1944]

Transcript of ASH 845, p141 - 177 Mar 1705-Dec 1705  ASH/4446  nd, [1944]

Transcript of ASH 846 Dec 1705 - Feb 1707  ASH/4447  nd, [1944]

Transcript of part of ASH 847 Feb 1707 - Jul 1707  ASH/4448  nd, [1944]

Letters from Robert Murray Keith, Vienna, to George [Ashburnham], Viscount St Asaph  ASH/848-849  1782, 1783

Contents:
Giving local and political news

FAMILY ARCHIVES: MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

Bond in £7160  ASH/3033  17 March 1813

Contents:
George [3rd] Earl of Ashburnham, to Richard Phillips of Ashburnham, farmer.
To Pay £3580 with interest on 17 Sept. 1813.

Bond in £4000  ASH/3034  17 March 1813

Contents:
George [3rd] Earl of Ashburnham, to Thomas Barrow of Hawkhurst, co. Kent, yeoman.
To pay £2000 with interest on 17 Sept. 1813.

Various documents; Transcript, 19th cent., of a letter of protection from the Mayor and Jurats of Hastings to Thomas Delves, 12 May 1617  ASH/918-925  1816-1886

8 docs

Contents:
Stating that he enjoys the privileges of the town; transcript of paper in the Harley collections in the British Museum relating to the proposed purchase of the lordship of Hastings Rape from the Pelham family by John Fuller and possibly by Lord Ashburnham, 1786; transcript of Montreul's engagement to Charles I, 1 April 1646, from Harl. MS. 6988 [this and the previous item made by Henry Ellis, 1777-1869, of the British Museum; three letters about the identification of an Escu d'or of Philip VI de Valois, 1327-50, 1820; receipt from Sir Anthony de Roths-child (1810-1876; for sale of armour, 1846, with a note, 1886, of the subsequent history of the suit; letter about a Rembrandt owned by the Earl of Ashburnham, with a covering note, 1836-1859.

Book recording weights and heights of members of the Ashburnham family  ASH/902  1835-1861

1 vol

Address of congratulation on the marriage of 5th Earl and Emily Chaplin  ASH/977  1888

1 doc

Contents:
Signed by 55 inhabitants of Battle.

List of guests, estimate and bills for ball at 27 Grosvenor Square, London  ASH/978-987  1909

10 docs

ASHBURNHAM PLACE: PLANS FOR IMPROVEMENTS BY LANCELOT BROWN  [no ref. or date]


Related information: (See also Dorothy Stroud, Capability Brown (1950), p. 129, and plates on pp. 84, 136, 137)

A Plan for the intended Alterations of Ashburnham in Sussex the Seat of The Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/4458  1767

51 x 76½ in.


Related information: [Illustrated in D. Stroud, Capability Brown, 1950.]

Contents:
By LB: 1 in. to about 91 ft. Ink and grey wash. Shows park, lay-out of gardens, house and other buildings in block plan, Reference table to features already standing or intended

A plan of the intended Bridge to be Placed over the New Water at Ashburnham  ASH/4357  1715-1783. n.d. [18th century]

12 x 20 in. Ink and grey wash.

Contents:
By Lancelot Brown, 1 in. to 6 ft.

Elevation of the Green House [at Ashburnham Place, by Lancelot Brown]  ASH/4358  n.d. [18th century]

12¾ x 19 in. Ink and grey wash.

Contents:
1 in. to 4½ ft.

Plan and elevation of ornamental bridge for Ashburnham Park  ASH/4359  n.d. [18th Century]

10 x 14¼ in. Ink and grey wash.

Contents:
[Undated, but almost certainly by Lancelot Brown]

No title, but endorsed, 'Designs for a Gateway at Ashburnham Place.'  ASH/4360  n.d. [18th Century]

9/34; x 13/34 in. Ink and brown wash.

Contents:
[Undated, but almost certainly by Lancelot Brown.]
1 In. to 7½ ft.

No title, but endorsed, 'Plan of Offices'  ASH/4361  n.d. [18th century]

13¾ x 20 in.

Contents:
[Undated, but almost certainly by Lancelot Brown.] 1 in. to ft. Ink and grey wash plans and elevation of rooms for housekeeper, confectioner, laundry, wash-house, malt store, bakehouse, brewhouse, larder, sea-coal, charcoal, faggots, wood, and ashes.

The Ground Plan of the Bridge for Ashburnham  ASH/4362  n.d. [18th Century]

Ink and grey wash.

Contents:
[Undated, but almost certainly by Lancelot Brown.] 12 x 19½ in. 1 in. to 6 ft.

Plan [undated, but probably by Lancelot Brown, and without a scale; endorsed 'Pleasure Grounds'] of scheme for altering the shape of the ornamental lakes in Ashburnham Park  ASH/4364  n.d. [18th century]

27½ x 17 in. Grey wash and sepia, with lettering in red; partly (including 'key' to letters) faded by damp.

Contents:
Shows Ashburnham Place, Church and outbuildings in block plan; ice-house and 'boreing' mill. Attached is a small sketch of an unidentified building.

Engraved portrait of Lancelot ['Capability'] Brown (1715-1783)  ASH/4363  c. 1780

10½ x 8½ in.

Contents:
Painted by N. Dance, R.A.; engraved by J. K. Sherwin.

ASHBURNHAM PLACE: THE PAPERS OF GEORGE DANCE  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
George Dance the younger, 1741-1825, professor of architecture at the Royal Academy, 1798-1805, was responsible for a number of important buildings in the City of London including Newgate, St. Luke's Hospital and the front of Guildhall. He was employed by the 3rd Earl of Ashburnham to carry out extensive improvements at Ashburnham Place between 1812 and 1817 when he incurred the Earl's displeasure by fixing two cast iron stoves in the principal staircase 45, letters 5 May, 1 Sept. 1817). Large quantities of detailed accounts for [this work have been preserved and are listed below.

ACCOUNTS  [no ref. or date]

John Dawes for painting  ASH/2801  1805

Contents:
With receipt attached.

John Russell for carpenters' and joiners' work  ASH/2802  1812

Contents:
With receipt attached.

White & Pratt for locks  ASH/2803  1812

Contents:
With receipt attached.

Henry Ashton for a Plymouth marble slab  ASH/2804  1812

Contents:
With receipt attached.

Thomas Nuttall (under Dance's direction)  ASH/2805  1812-1817

1 bundle

Contents:
For stone-quarrying and for mason's work on terrace, ponds, turrets, building new bridge in Ashburnham park, new cottage at Ashburnham Pound, porter's lodge and entrance at Boreham Gate

James Carter of George St., Grosvenor Square  ASH/2806  1812-1815

Contents:
For joiner's work 'for moulds for casting iron railing of principal staircase and also for top of Turrets for Plasterers and for Models', with one letter to Lord Ashburnham, 1817, and a receipt.

Carey and Edgcumbe for a pile engine  ASH/2807  1813

Contents:
With receipt attached.

John Russell for carpenters' and joiners' work (under Dance's direction)  ASH/2808  1813-1814

Francis Bernasconi for plaster work (under Dance's direction)  ASH/2809  1813-1814

John Christmas for painting and glazing (under Dance's direction)  ASH/2810  1813-1815

John Holroyd for water-closets  ASH/2811  1813

1 bundle

Joseph Dawes for bricklayer, plumber, slater, glazier, mason and painter  ASH/2812  1813-1814

1 bundle

T. Burton & Co., and Burton and Haslewood, of 60 Great Russell Street  ASH/2813  1815

1 bundle

Contents:
London, for grates (including some work at Dover Street), 1813-1815, with one letter to Lord Ashburnham

Robert Spiller (under Dance's direction)  ASH/2814  1813-1814

1 bundle

Contents:
For mason's work on staircase, copings, chimney-pieces, terraces, offices, etc.

Robert Pratt for locksmith's work, hinges, etc  ASH/2815  1814

Joseph Browne for scagliola work  ASH/2816  1814-1815

John russell, Vallance & Evans (under Dance's direction) for carpenters' and joiners' work  ASH/2817  1814

William Bound (under Dance's direction) for iron railing to grand staircase  ASH/2818  1815

William Bound for ornamental ironwork for the principal staircase  ASH/2819  1815 (copy of preceding)

Thomas Nuttall (under Dance's direction) for masons' work  ASH/2820  1815

Contents:
On turrets at the E. end of the house, on terrace and various walls

Joseph Dawes for brazier's work in the brewhouse  ASH/2821  1815

Hadley & Simpkin for fire-fighting equipment  ASH/2822  1815

Contents:
With receipt attached.

Joseph Dawes for plumbing and other work in the brewhouse  ASH/2823  1815-1816

Thomas Nuttall (under Reynolds' direction) for masons' work  ASH/2824  1815

Contents:
To new terrace to flower garden, etc

Joseph Dawes (under Reynolds' direction) for brick-layers' work  ASH/2825, 2826  1815

Contents:
Including building the new dairy

John Russell, Vallance & Evans for carpenters' and joiners' work  ASH/2827  1815-1816

Russell, Vallance and Evans (under Dance's direction) for carpenters' and joiners' work  ASH/2828  1815-1816

Robert Spiller (under Pennington's direction) for masons' work in brewhouse and elsewhere  ASH/2829  1815-1816

Robert Pratt for smith's work  ASH/2830  1815

W. Smith (under Russell's direction) for salting pans, chimney-pots and brickwork  ASH/2831  1815-1816

Joseph Dawes for bricklayers' work  ASH/2832-2834  1815-1816

Contents:
Mainly for brewhouse (2 accounts, one undated) and for plumbing work at new dairy and for fountain, cisterns, etc

Robert Spiller (under Reynolds' direction) for masons' work  ASH/2835  1815-1816

Robert Spiller (under Dance's direction) for masons' work  ASH/2836  1815-1816

Robert Pratt for locksmiths' work  ASH/2837  1815-1816

Francis Bernasconi (under Dance's direction) for plaster work  ASH/2838  1815

Francis Bernasconi (under Reynolds' direction) for plaster work  ASH/2839  1815

Frances Bernasconi (partly under Reynolds' direction) for plaster work  ASH/2840, 2841  1815-1816

Joseph Dawes (under Dance's direction) for bricklayer, plumber, slater and glazier  ASH/2842  1815-1816

Contents:
With statement of account.

John Christmas for painting, glazing and gilding  ASH/2843  1816-1818

Contents:
(Including work at Ashburnham church)

Robert Pratt for work on bells  ASH/2844  1816

Contents:
With receipts attached.

Robert Spiller for work on brewhouse  ASH/2845  1816

Vulliamy & Sons for lighting and decoration  ASH/2846  1816-1817

Contents:
(Including work for London house)

Francis Bernasconi of Alfred Place, Bedford Square, for plaster work  ASH/2847, 2848  1817, 1819

John Christmas for painting and gilding at Ashburnham Park and 69 Lower Grosvenor Street  ASH/2849  1821-1823

Thomas Nuttall, for mason's work  ASH/2850, 2851  1815


Related information: (See no. 2824).

Contents:
Undated, but probably

Robert Spiller (under Reynolds' direction) for masons' work  ASH/2852  undated

Contents:
Mainly to dairy

ABSTRACTS OF ACCOUNTS, CORRESPONDENCE, ETC  [no ref. or date]

Abstracts of accounts  ASH/2853-2861  1813-1823

9 bundles

Contents:
For work done at Ashburnham Place and London houses in Dover Street and Berkeley Square, some with supporting vouchers.

Miscellaneous accounts and receipts (London and Ashburnham Place)  ASH/2862  1814-1823

1 bundle

Sundry bills for building of bridge and cottages; statement of money advanced for building works  ASH/2863  1813-1816

1 bundle

Abstracts of artificers accounts, for work at Ashburnham Place and London  ASH/2864-2878  1805-1819

15 docs

Various documents  ASH/2879-2898  1814-17

20 docs

Contents:
Correspondence with George Dance, John Russell and Samuel W. Reynolds (1773-1835), 1793-1817; estimate of work to be done to the designs of the Adam Bros., 1785; plans of dressing room, part of library, and Keeper's Lodge; George Dance's account (£2036 16s. 9½d.) for designing and superintending alterations at Ashburnham Place; James Carter's account (£114 16s. 2d.) for work as surveyor.

ASHBURNHAM PLACE AND OTHER RESIDENCES BUILDING, MAINTENANCE AND FURNISHING  [no ref. or date]


Related information: (See also Legal Matters: Estate Archives: Timber)

Miscellaneous accounts for builders' work, decorating, furnishing, etc  ASH/1081  1814-1823

1 bundle

Contents:
Mainly at Ashburnham Place, but also some at Dover Street, London.

Bills  ASH/1082-1084  1837-1840

3 docs

Contents:
Of L. Vulliamy (1791-1871 for surveying roof and lantern over the great stairway at Ashburnham Place, 1837; Bramah and Robinson of Pimlico for ironwork, 1837; William and Mark Feetham, ironmongers, Bond Street, London, for communication bells 1840.

Bills of Thomas Dowbiggen & Co., 23 Mount Street, Grosvenor Square, London  ASH/1085-1091  1837-1842

7 docs

Contents:
For repairs, furnishings and decorations presumably at Dover Street, but ?also for Ashburnham Place.

Bill of Edward Bailey, upholsterer, Mount Street, Grosvenor Square, London  ASH/2658  1841

1 doc

Contents:
For repairs and furnishing. [? at Dover Street, London.]

Journal of alterations to Ashburnham Place  ASH/1092  1850-1851

1 vol

Agreements, specifications and bills  ASH/1093  1850-1853

1 bundle

Contents:
(One relating to Dover Street house) for extensions, repairs and furnishing at Ashburnham Place.

Correspondence and agreement relating to hot-water system installed by William Jeakes, London  ASH/1122-1132  1852-1853

11 docs

Contents:
For hall, staircase, two drawing-rooms, and gun room.

Accounts of Duppa & Collins for decorating and upholstery  ASH/1133, 1134  1852-1854

2 docs

Accounts, fairly detailed, for building and maintenance work at Ashburnham Place by Alfred Dawes (later Messrs. Dawes & Hunt)  ASH/1135-1142  1852-1889

8 vols

Ashburnham Place drainage  ASH/1143  1876

1 vol

Copy of contents of insurance policy, Ashburnham Place  ASH/4050  1879

1 doc

Correspondence and accounts relating to the reconstruction of the strongrooms and installation of burglar and fire alarms at Ashburnham Place and work at 30 Dover St  ASH/1121  1882-1883, 1887-1890

1 bundle

Contents:
Under the superintendance of John Butler, Redcliffe Gardens, London. With plan.

Bill and letter of C. T. Husbands, upholsterer, 209, Oxford Street, London, for furnishings at Ashburnham Place  ASH/1144-1147  1885-1887

4 docs

Report on existing and proposed hot-water systems for conservatory at Ashburnham Place  ASH/1148-1153  1886

6 docs

Contents:
By Jeakes & Co., Bloomsbury, London; estimates by Geo. Till of Battle; note of comparative costs; plan.

Proposals for installation of electric lighting at Ashburnham Place by G. N. Haden & Son, engineers, Manchester  ASH/1154  1890

1 doc

Estimate by George Dawes for demolishing gables at Ashburnham Place, and for painting  ASH/1155  1892

1 doc

Proposals by W. A. Raper for re-arrangement of the muniment room at Ashburnham Place  ASH/1156  1894

1 doc

Insurance policy, 1899  ASH/4051-4055  1897-1901

5 docs

Contents:
Copy list of pictures referred to as deposited at 'The Pantechnicon', 1897, amended to 1901; receipts for premiums, 1899, 1900; letter, 1897.

Bill and receipt for cleaning pictures, 1907; sale of furniture and objets d'art, 1910-1911, 1923  ASH/3070  1907-1923

1 bundle

Printed catalogue of objects of vertu and bijouterie  ASH/3040  1921

1 doc

Contents:
Sold by order of the Trustees of the 5th Earl of Ashburnham on 28th June 1921 by Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods. With prices inserted in ink.

Country Life for 16, 23 and 30 April 1953  ASH/1157A  1953

3 parts

Contents:
Containing illustrated articles on Ashburnham Place by Christopher Hussey.

Printed catalogue of important English furniture, etc., at. .. Ashburnham Place sold on 7th, 8th, and 9th July 1953 by Messrs. Sotheby & Co  ASH/3041  1953

1 vol

Photographs of the exterior and interior of Ashburnham Place and of items of furniture and objects (Photocopies)  ASH/1157B  c 1953

Article on 'The Building of Amphill Park', in Bedfordshire Magazine vol 13 no 99  ASH/1157C  winter 1971

MISCELLANEOUS PLANS AND DRAWINGS; many undated, but relating mainly to the extensive alterations made to Ashburnham Place in the middle of the 19th century. These drawings have been guarded and inserted in a binder for their better preservation  [no ref. or date]

Panels in drawing-room ascribed to James ('Athenian') Stuart  ASH/1000  n.d. c. 1765

Contents:
On reverse, drawings for S. doorway of drawing room.

Bibliography: See Country Life, 30 April 1953, pp. 1335-6, figs. 5 and 6.


Elevation and section of panelling  ASH/1001  n.d. ?c. 1765

Elevation of fireplace with elaborate decoration  ASH/1002  n.d. ?c. 1765

Mahogany door and lining to be fixed in passage by principal staircase  ASH/1003  n.d. c. 1813

Plan of library  ASH/1004  n.d. c. 1813

Detail of architrave and circle, possibly for sky-light  ASH/1005  n.d. ?c. 1837

Detail of exterior brickwork  ASH/1006  n.d. c. 1842

Sketch of chimneys  ASH/1007  n.d. c. 1849

Plan and elevations of clock tower  ASH/1008  n.d. c. 1850

Plan and section of proposed new staircase  ASH/1009  n.d. c. 1850

Designs for marquetry panels by Banting & Son  ASH/1010  1850

Plan and elevation of bookcase  ASH/1011  n.d. c. 1850

Design for panelling, frieze and wall-decoration (? for music room)  ASH/1012  n.d. c. 1850

Design for panelling by Banting & Son  ASH/1013  n.d. c. 1850

Library step-ladder  ASH/1014  n.d. c. 1850

Detail of granite dado and door jambs  ASH/1015  1850

Plan, section, and elevation of west addition. One endorsed 'Plan of new dressing room'  ASH/1016, 1016a  1850

Plans, section, and elevation of dining room by W. L. B. Granville  ASH/1017  n.d. c. 1850

Plan (no. 37) of dining room by W. L. B. Granville, signed by the 4th Earl  ASH/1018  n.d. c. 1850

Plan (no. 75) of bedroom and bathroom on first floor by W. L. B. Granville  ASH/1019  n.d. c. 1850

Plan of ground floor, west entrance, by W. L. B. Granville  ASH/1020  n.d. c. 1850

Plan of library and design for a bookcase by W. L. B. Granville  ASH/1021  n.d. c. 1850

Plan for painted ceiling  ASH/1022  n.d. c. 1850

Rough plan of hall and passages probably made when a ceiling was heightened  ASH/1023  n.d. c. 1850

Plan and section of roof over north entrance  ASH/1024  n.d. c. 1850

Sketch endorsed 'Possibly windows for Tower'  ASH/1025  n.d. c. 1850

Detail of ? alterations to roof  ASH/1026  n.d. c. 1851

Elevation of partition  ASH/1027  1852

Details of staircase  ASH/1028  1852

Detail of string-course  ASH/1029  n.d. c. 1851-1854

Section of brick string-course  ASH/1030  n.d. c. 1851-1854

Detail of moulding over ?front of house  ASH/1031  n.d. c. 1852

Detail of brick mouldings  ASH/1032  n.d. c. 1852

Plan and section of moulding  ASH/1033  n.d. c. 1852

Section of brick moulding (mutilated)  ASH/1034  n.d. c. 1852

Details of proposed architraves for new rooms  ASH/1035  1852

Details of architraves in entrance hall, new library and gunroom  ASH/1036  n.d. c. 1852

Plan for warming old dressing room with hot water pipes from a boiler to be fixed in gun-room fireplace  ASH/1037  n.d. [c.1852]

Plan of alteration to a chimney in an unidentified room  ASH/1038  n.d. [c1852]

Plans and sections of roof and skylight over principal staircase  ASH/1039-1043  1852

Plans, elevation and section of two water closets  ASH/1044  1852

Sketch plan and elevation of N.E. front  ASH/1045  1853

Detail of moulding  ASH/1046  n.d. [c.1853]

Elevations of parts of Ashburnham Place  ASH/1047, 1048  n.d. c. 1853

Plan of ground floor of Ashburnham Place  ASH/1049  n.d. c. 1853

Contents:
(Scale 1 in. to 8 ft.). Detailed

Plan of first floor of Ashburnham Place  ASH/1050  n.d. c. 1853

Contents:
(Scale 1 in. to 8 ft.). Detailed.

Longitudinal section of Ashburnham Place looking South  ASH/1051  n.d. c. 1853

Longitudinal section of Ashburnham Place looking North  ASH/1052  n.d. c. 1853

Elevation of tower  ASH/1053  1853

Plans of staircase towers  ASH/1054  1853

Drawing for two gables on S. front  ASH/1055  1853

Sketch of proposed exterior balcony  ASH/1056  n.d. c. 1853

Plan and elevation of entrance door  ASH/1058  n.d. c. 1853

Design for ornamental side table with shelves for plate  ASH/1059  n.d. c. 1853

Contents:
(Marked 'Original Design No. 1').

Alternative design for side table  ASH/1060  n.d. c. 1853

Detail of iron hooks for porch  ASH/1061  1854

Plan of existing and proposed drainage, by Charles Higgins  ASH/1062  1876

Plan of new drainage, by Charles Higgins  ASH/1063  1876

Proposed alteration to wall, west front, by Thomas Wallis, with letter  ASH/1064  1879

Proposed hot-water apparatus for conservatory, by George Till, Battle  ASH/1065  1886

Proposed extension to hot-water apparatus, by George Till, Battle  ASH/1066  1886

Plan for double iron gates with brick piers  ASH/1067  n.d. c. 1888

Plan for enclosing a strip of North Lawn  ASH/1068  1935

Plan shewing foundations discovered in West Garden  ASH/1069  1944-1945

Three unidentified drawings marked 'A', 'B', 'C'  ASH/1070-1072  n.d. [20th century]

Plan, in three sections  ASH/1073-1074a  n.d., late 18th or early 19th cent

Contents:
Of rick-yard, cottage, cow-yard, cattle lodges, carpenter's shop, drying-grounds, coal house, chicken house, bacon and bavin rooms, and [? fire] engine room.

Plan and elevation for a cottage by Charles Hilder, surveyor  ASH/1075  1831

Plan and elevation for a cottage  ASH/1076  n.d., presumably 19th cent

Plan and elevation for a bungalow  ASH/1077  n.d., presumably 19th cent

Plan of Battle Lodge and entrance to Park  ASH/1078  n.d. c. 1833

Plan and elevation of walls, etc., by conservatory and stable gardens for drive into stable yard  ASH/1079  n.d. c. 1833

Contents:
[Endorsed 'Morrison'; qu. if Sir Richard Morrison (1767-1849) or his son William Vitruvius Morrison (1794-1838)

Plan for stabling, fattening yard and food store  ASH/1080  n.d., [19th cent.]

Plan of piping [presumably in the laundry yard at Ashburnham Place]  ASH/4443  n.d., [late 18th or early 19th cent.]

ASHBURNHAM LIBRARY  [no ref. or date]

Bibliography: See two articles by A.N.L. Munby in Essays & papers ed. by Nicolas Batker L 1977


Enquiries and general correspondence concerning MSS., including the provenance of the Libri collection 1883  ASH/3527  1821-1886

1 bundle

Contents:
Letters include some from the librarian of the Royal Library, Berlin, and other foreign bibliophiles, and from Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), S. Prideaux Tregelles (1813-1875), Sir Henry Ellis (1777-1869), Thomas Grenville (1755-1846), and C. Roach Smith (1807-1890)

Letters from Thomas Rodd the younger (1796-1849  ASH/3563  1846-1847

1 bundle

Contents:
Who handled the Libri MSS. for the 4th Earl and dispatched them to Ashburnham. Rodd's bill of expenses; agreement with Libri for the sale.

Letters from John Holmes (1800-1854)  ASH/3564-3622, 3648-3709  1846-1853

121 docs

Contents:
Concerning the Libri and Barrois collections, and relating to commissions for, and reports on, the purchase of manuscripts and books.

Article on Joseph Barrois by Hugh Collingham  ASH/3079b  1984

Letters from G. Libri to John Holmes and the 4th Earl  ASH/3630-3647a  1847-1848

19 docs

Contents:
About the sale of his collection.

Letters  ASH/3710-3724a  1848-1849

16 docs

Contents:
From P. Thompson (agent to the 4th Earl) about the Barrois MSS.; and from James Clyde, J. Russell, and A. Ascher-- the latter soliciting for commission.

Letters from M. Barrois about payment for the MSS  ASH/3725-3729  1849

5 docs

Letters, Lord Chandos to the 4th Earl, with Lady Eliza Breadalbane acting as intermediary  ASH/3730-3736  1849

7 docs

Contents:
Referring to preliminary negotiations for the sale of the Stowe MSS. by private contract.

Letters from the French Government to the 4th Earl  ASH/3737-3749  1850-1856

13 docs

Contents:
Regarding the Libri MSS. and Napoleonic correspondence. With draft replies

Letters from Anthony Panizzi (1797-1879; principal librarian of the British Museum  ASH/3750-3765  1852

16 docs

Contents:
Including copies of letters from Sir Frederick Madden (1801-1873; and G. Libri about a copy of a catalogue of the Libri collection made by Madden.

Letters  ASH/3766-3771  1857-1901

6 docs

Contents:
From C. [?]N. Lewis to the 4th Earl referring to Prof. Liebrecht and M. Borgnet; 4th Earl to M. Barbiere thanking him for the loan of the Memoires de Hollande and stating that he did not possess any letters of Mme. de la Fayette, 1857; Edward Allen enquiring if the 4th Earl had purchased a copy of Tyndale's New Testament, 1548, formerly owned by the Duke of Sussex, 1860; Richard Dawes making an offer for a painting, 'The Mathematician', attributed to Rembrandt, 1901.

Concerning the publication of a Report by the Historical Manuscripts Commission  ASH/3772-3776  1881

5 docs

Letters from Henry Lumley, auctioneer, etc., of Piccadilly, London  ASH/3777-3782  1882-1883

6 docs

Contents:
Seeking to dispose of the Ashburnham Library. With draft replies.

Letters, mostly from Edward Maunde Thompson (1840-1929  ASH/3783-3849  1883-1884

67 docs

Contents:
About the sale of the Stowe MSS. to the British Museum.

Correspondence about insurance of manuscripts  ASH/3360, 3361  1883-1885

2 docs

Miscellaneous letters concerning sales  ASH/3850-3867a  1883-1912

19 docs

Contents:
Includes an offer for a picture by Reynolds, 1912.

Letters from M. Henri de la Mairie  ASH/3868-3873  1885-1887

6 docs

Contents:
Principally concerning the Libri and Barrois collections.

Letters from Karl Trubner, dealer, of Strassburg  ASH/3874-3893  1887-1896

20 docs

Contents:
Relating to the sale of MSS. to the French and German governments, 1887-1888, and the sale of a paper copy of the Mazarin Bible, 1896.

Letters from Edward Maunde Thompson and George Warner  ASH/3894-3909  1895-1898

16 docs


Related information: See also nos. 3783-3849

Contents:
About the acquisition of the Ashburnham library by the British Museum.

Statements of Messrs. Sotheby Wilkinson & Hodge in respect of sales of books and MSS  ASH/2352-2363  1897-1901

12 docs

Contents:
Invoices for printing; two letters about the sale of MSS. by Mr. Yates Thompson.

A Catalogue of the Library at Ashburnham  ASH/4320  1821

1 vol

Contents:
Prepared by William Clarke, New Bond Street, London, 1821. With table of contents at front; catalogue arranged under 'subjects and according to sizes of books.

Index to the printed books, maps and charts in the Ashburnham Library  ASH/4321  c. 1830-1837

1 vol

Contents:
Arranged alphabetically under authors or titles without much discrimination; some notes regarding dates of purchase and from whom acquired. Some scribblings at end and pencil notes throughout.

Volume containing titles of books purchased, prices paid and from whom acquired 1827 to 1875  ASH/4322  c1875

1 vol

Contents:
On f.101 is a note by Katherine Charlotte, Countess of Ashburnham: 'Finished my beloved Husband's priced Catalogue for his Son & Heir on Feby. 7th 1880'. Items priced at £14,575 11s. 3d. are listed up to 1864 (f.85v.), but there are further entries (ff.87v.-101r) for purchases which have evidently been written up from invoices. A few loose papers inserted.
Watermark 1845.

Volume, similar to preceding, 1827 to 1877, showing a total expenditure on books and manuscripts of £60,316  ASH/4323  c. 1880

1 vol

Contents:
A note in the handwriting of the 5th Earl says, 'This price list was compiled by my mother Katherine Charlotte Countess of Ashburnham, and given by her to me.'

Proof copy of the sale (1849) Catalogue of the Stowe Manuscripts formerly in the Library at Ashburnham Place  ASH/4324  1849

1 vol

Contents:
With a preface by W.J.S.
Interleaved copy, with some MS. notes. The collection was to have been sold by Messrs. E. Leigh Sotheby & Co. on 11 June 1849 and seven following days, but it was not until 1883 that it was acquired by the British Museum for £45,000

Another copy, final, ASH/4324  ASH/4325  1849

1 vol

Contents:
With press-marks inserted.

A manuscript catalogue of printed books in the Ashburnham Library  ASH/4326  1850-1857

1 vol

Contents:
Written between July and August 1850; with appendices, 1853-1857.

Catalogue of books in the Ashburnham Library  ASH/4327  1851-1861

1 vol

Contents:
Arranged alphabetically under authors, with place and date of publication, size, and whether illustrated. Separate lists for books printed by Caxton and printed on vellum. Some letters from Charles Cannon, 1864, and other papers in pocket at end. c. 1851, with additions to 1861

Catalogue of printed books and manuscripts in the Ashburnham Library  ASH/4328  1851-1852

1 vol

Contents:
Giving titles, authors, dates of publication, and press-marks.
A note on the inside front cover says, 'This Index was begun 3d July 1851 and finished 21st Feby. 1852'; there are entries for new purchases in Sept. and Oct. 1852.

A Catalogue of the Manuscripts at Ashburnham Place, 1853  ASH/4329  1853

1 vol

Contents:
Printed by Charles Francis Hodgson, London. Interleaved; with copious notes of additions.

Another copy of ASH/4329  ASH/4330  1853

1 vol

Contents:
Not interleaved, and bound in original paper-covered boards.

Another copy of ASH/4329  ASH/4331  1853

1 vol

Contents:
In sheets, with proof and other corrections.

Catalogue of the Manuscripts at Ashburnham Place  ASH/4332-4334  1861

3 vols

Contents:
Part the First comprising a collection formed by Professor Libri; Part the Second comprising a collection formed by Mons. J. Barrois; Appendix.
Printed by Charles Francis Hodgson, London

Shelf-list of the library at Ashburnham Place  ASH/4335  1861

1 vol

A Catalogue alphabetically arranged of the more rare and curious printed books in the Library at Ashburnham Place  ASH/4336  1864

1 vol

Contents:
Interleaved; with the prices paid for certain items, the name of the bookseller and date acquired. A note on the title-page, handwriting of the 5th Earl, says 'The prices in this catalogue were recorded by my mother, Katherine Charlotte Countess of Ashburnham, who gave it to me'.

Another copy of ASH/4336  ASH/4337  1864

1 vol

Contents:
Of the preceding also interleaved, but without prices. A large quantity of MS. additions has been made, and press-marks have been inserted.

A catalogue alphabetically arranged of the more rare and curious printed books in the Library at Ashburnham Place, 1865  ASH/4338  1865

1 vol

Contents:
In MS., with some corrections.

Notes and cuttings from catalogues relating to rare books  ASH/4339  1866-1873

1 vol

Contents:
Arranged alphabetically under authors.

Catalogue of the magnificent collection of printed books the property of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/4340  1895-1901

1 vol

Contents:
First portion: sold 25 June 1897 and seven following days.
Second portion: sold 6 Dec. 1897 and five following days.
Third and final portion: sold 9 May 1898, and five following days.
Catalogue of valuable books returned from the sales of the Ashburnham Library having been found to be imperfect; sold 13 Dec. 1898.
Catalogue of the portion of the famous collection of manuscripts the property of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Ashburnham known as the Barrois Collection; sold 10 June 1901 and four following days.
All sold by Messrs, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge; at end, names of purchasers and prices paid [the Library, £62,712 7s. 6d.; the imperfect books, £1881 1s. 6d.; the Barrois Collection, £33,217 6s. 6d.] and catalogue of the Ashburnham collection of Greek coins sold on 6th and 7th May, 1895. Illustrated catalogues bound in full red morocco with the Ashburnham arms in gold on back and front covers.

Index of books in various rooms at Ashburnham Place  ASH/4345  n.d. c. 1914

1 vol

Incomplete copy of Plain Truth Without Feare, or Flattery  ASH/3933  n.d.[20th century]

Incomplete and annotated copy of a work by I.B. Gramaye  ASH/3934  n.d. [20th century]

Fragment of abstract of proceedings to prevent the exportation of wool, by William Carter  ASH/3935  1692-1693

Odd pages or sections from 16th and 17th century books and pamphlets  ASH/3936  [n.d.]

1 bundle

Contents:
Dealing mainly with religious and political matters.

Analysis of deaths, 1647-1659  ASH/3937  n.d. [17th century]

1 sheet

Contents:
With causes under 80 headings.

Acts for (a) settling lands and estates in Ireland; (b) the attainder of the rebels in Ireland [incomplete]  ASH/3938  1656

Letter to the Honourable Commissioners of Rye-Harbour respecting its improvement  ASH/3939  1797

Contents:
By Rev. W. Jackson, Master of the Grammar School at Rye. London, With map.

Fragment of service book  ASH/3910  n.d. [17th century]

6 3/8; x 4 7/16; in.

Contents:
Printed on vellum in red and black gothic letters, margins decorated with woodcuts of a religious, grotesque or ornamental character. Leaves 177-208, and 276 only

Fragment of book of sermons  ASH/3911  [?17th century]

8 x 5½ in.

Contents:
Printed in 'black letter' on paper. Sigs. D-LLiiij and 5 loose leaves

Pamphlet, damaged, by Francis Cheynell (1608-1665; intruded rector of Petworth, 1643-1660  ASH/3912  n.d. [17th century]

Contents:
Being a censure on William Chillingworth (1602-1644 who was taken prisoner at Arundel Castle, 1643.

17th century copy, printed in London, of a speech by Thomas Merke (d. 1409; concerning Richard II  ASH/3913  n.d. [17th century]

Title missing, but 17th century pamphlet setting out proposals  ASH/3914  n.d. [17th century]

Contents:
(a) For discharging the Public Debts of the Kingdom; (b) Encouraging and Advancement of Trade; (c) The Increase of the Rents and Lands.

A view of the Puritan Faction of England: as also the end and reasons of publishing these Papers in these times  ASH/3915  [n.d.]

Contents:
Title-page missing; list of deprived ministers in the City of London. Heavily annotated.

What the Possession of the Living Faith is, And the fruits thereof ...'. 'The Way of Life Revealed ...' by Charles Marshall (a Quaker, 1637-1698  ASH/3916  1674

Letter from a Member of Parliament to his Friend in the Country... London  ASH/3917  1705

The Spirit of the Church-Faction Detected... London  ASH/3918  1691

A Letter from a Clergy-Man in the City.. . Containing his Reasons For Reading the Declaration, 1688  ASH/3919  1688

Contents:
With an Answer, 1688; and reflections Shewing the Reasons why We cannot Read the King's Declaration in Our Churches

The Present State of Europe.. .For the Month of May  ASH/3920  1706

Contents:
[Incomplete.]

L'histoire de Huon de Bordeaux.. . Paris  ASH/3921  1726

Contents:
[Incomplete.]

Incomplete copy of The Navigator  ASH/3922  n.d. [18th century]

Incomplete copy of To the Protector and Parliament of England. London  ASH/3923  1658

Publication  ASH/3924  n.d. [17th century]

Contents:
A Relation of such things as were observed to happen in the Journey of the right Honourable Charles [Howard] Earle of Nottingham [1536-1624; &c. his Highnesse Ambassadour to the King of Spaine, being sent thither to take the Oath of the sayd King for the maintenance of Peace betweene the two famous Kings of Great Brittain and Spain... [in 1605]. [At least one page at the end is missing.]

Publication  ASH/3925  c1606

Contents:
A Christian and Modest Offer of a most indifferent conference, or disputation, about the maine and principall Controversies betwixt the Prelats, and the late silenced and deprived Ministers in England... 1606. [Dedicatory epistle only.]

The Unreasonableness of the Separation. Made apparent, by an examination of Mr. Johnsons pretended reasons, published an, 1608  ASH/3926  1608

Contents:
[Francis Johnson, 1562-1618, presbyterian separatist

Incomplete copy of De Mathematricarum Natura Dissertatio  ASH/3927  1615

Certaine Annotations upon Clement.. . London  ASH/3928  1647

Contents:
[Probably removed from a larger work.]

Liberty of Conscience confuted: by Arguments of Reason and Policie. Delivered in a Discourse betwixt a Turke, and a Christian. Occasioned by a Letter written to a Peere of this Realme  ASH/3929  1648

Incomplete copy of A Supplication made to the Privy Counsel, by Walter Travers (1548?-1635; puritan divine  ASH/3930  1612

Contents:
Oxford

Incomplete copy of A Congratulatory Poem, on The Miraculous, and Glorious Return of that unparallel'd King Charles the II, by Alexander Brome (1620-1666  ASH/3931  1660

Contents:
London

Incomplete copy of verses written by an inmate of Bedlam  ASH/3932  late 17th or early 18th century

ESTATE: TITLE DEEDS  [no ref. or date]

Arrangement: The title deeds of the Ashburnham (Sussex) Estate fall into three groups, viz.
A1-A313 which are uncalendared deeds found among the archives removed from Ashburnham Place.
B1-B1167 which are title deeds arranged in chronological order and calendared by the late Rev. Walter Budgen. A copy of this calendar is included in the collection [see Estate Archives: Schedules of Documents, no.4449].These deeds were removed from Ashburnham Place.
L1-L2949 which are title deeds collected from Messrs. Peake & Co., 6 Bedford Row, London, W.C.1. A summary of these documents was compiled by the solicitors and this is included in the collection [see Estate Archives: Schedules of Documents, nos.[4450, 4451].
The following out-county title deeds, etc., have been retained in the East Sussex Record Office but they are not calendared:-
Cambridgeshire. 14 deeds, 1667-1686. A283-A296
Dorset. 11 deeds, 1662-1689. A297-A307.
Durham. 1 deed, 1707. A308.
Essex [copy of Will of John Gillow of Lilystone Hall, Stock]. 1 doc., 1893-1894. A309.
Hampshire. 4 deeds, 1638-1650, and Faden's map of Hampshire, 1791. A310-A313.



Related information: (See also Estate Archives: Purchases and Sales of Property)

Contents:
Catalogues of the title deeds and other documents relating to the Ashburnham Estates in Wales, Bedfordshire, Cheshire, Devonshire, Essex (except one document, A309), Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire are available in the East Sussex Record Office.

MANORIAL DOCUMENTS  [no ref. or date]

MANOR OF ASHBURNHAM, IN ASHBURNHAM  [no ref. or date]

Court rolls  ASH/1  1661-1682

1 vol

Court rolls  ASH/2  1696-1707

1 roll

Court rolls with index  ASH/3  1711-1935

1 vol

Court minutes  ASH/4-26  1711-1752

23 docs

Contents:
(See also below under Surrenders).

Rental  ASH/27  24 Sep 1633

Contents:
Including labour-services

Rental  ASH/28A  24 Sep 1633

Contents:
Not including labour-services

Rental of the manor of Ashburnham as 27 ASH/1633  ASH/28B  1616, 1633, c1670

Contents:
And of the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham [in Ashburnham], 16 Apr 1616
Bound in a fragment of a covenant to levy a fine of a messuage, barn, malthouse and land in Westfield, occupied by William Woodley (Farnden-Paine-Dyne) and of a messuage and 4a called Wilsham in Ashburnham (Rogers otehrwise Mercer - Slaughter); nd, [c1670]

Rental  ASH/29  1688-1705

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/30  1694

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/31  1695

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/32  1758

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/33  1767

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham, and part of the manor of Warbleton

Rental  ASH/34  1777

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/35  1786

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/36  1786

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/37  1802

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/38  1805

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/39  1805

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/40  1808

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/41  1822

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/42  1823

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/43  1825

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/44  1829

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Rental  ASH/45  1838

Contents:
Including the manors of Pemborne and Wilsham

Surrenders  ASH/46  1659-1679

1 file

Surrenders (inc. court minutes for 1704 and 1707)  ASH/47  1690-1702, 1710

1 file

Surrenders, letters of attorney, licences to cut timber  ASH/48-72  1715-1836

25 docs

Correspondence; lists of heriots seized; miscellaneous papers  ASH/73  1821-1836

1 bundle

MANOR OF AGMERHURST, IN ASHBURNHAM  [no ref. or date]

Court fees  ASH/74  1835

1 doc

MANOR OF BROOMHAM (OR BROMEHAM), IN CATSFIELD  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For Map of demesne 1674 see ASH 4378

Court rolls  ASH/75  1576-1671

1 roll

Court minutes  ASH/76, 76a, 76b  1790, 1850, c. 1905

3 docs

Analysis of court books  ASH/77  n.d. [20th century]

1 doc

Rental  ASH/78  1764

Rental  ASH/79  1769

Rental  ASH/80  1790

Rental  ASH/81  pre 1790

Rental  ASH/82  1790

Rental  ASH/83  1809

Rental  ASH/84  1822

Rental  ASH/85  1823

Rental  ASH/86  1825

Rental  ASH/87  1829

Rental  ASH/88  1835

Rental  ASH/89  1843

Rental  ASH/90  1865

Rental, including the manors of Broomham Parkgate and Broomham Allfrays  ASH/91  1850

MANOR OF BROOMHAM (OR BROMEHAM) ALLFRAYS, IN CATSFIELD  [no ref. or date]

Court minutes  ASH/91a  1850

1 doc

MANOR OF BROOMHAM (OR BROMEHAM) PARKGATE, IN CATSFIELD  [no ref. or date]

Court rolls  ASH/104,105  1598, 1629

2 rolls

Court rolls with index  ASH/106  1712-1870

1 vol

Court minutes  ASH/107  1676

Court minutes  ASH/108  1712

Contents:
Including the manor of Broomham Allfrays

Court minutes  ASH/109  1721

Court minutes  ASH/110  1736

Court minutes  ASH/111  1740

Court minutes  ASH/112  1758

Court minutes  ASH/113  1850

Court minutes  ASH/114  1852

Court minutes  ASH/115  1853

Rental  ASH/92  1760

Rental  ASH/93  1760

Rental  ASH/94  1801

Rental  ASH/95  1804

Rental  ASH/96  1805

Rental  ASH/97  1807

Rental  ASH/98  1822

Rental  ASH/99  1823

Rental  ASH/100  1825

Rental  ASH/101  1829

Rental  ASH/102  1835

Rental  ASH/103  1843

Analysis of court rolls  ASH/119  n.d. [20th Century]

1 doc

Contents:
Includes manor of Broomham Allfrays

Rental  ASH/120  1692

Contents:
Including the manor of Broomham Allfrays

Rental  ASH/121  1758

Rental  ASH/122  1758

Rental  ASH/123  1790

Rental  ASH/124  1802

Rental  ASH/125  1804

Rental  ASH/126  1805

Rental  ASH/127  1807

Rental  ASH/128  1822

Rental  ASH/129  1823

Rental  ASH/130  1825

Rental  ASH/131  1829

Rental  ASH/132  1832

Rental  ASH/133  1835

Rental  ASH/134  1843

Admissions, surrenders and correspondence  ASH/135-147  1697-1737, 1815-1868

13 docs

Court rolls  ASH/148  1643-1715

Court rolls  ASH/149  1716-1752

Court rolls  ASH/150  1752-1791

Court rolls  ASH/152  1835-1856

Court rolls  ASH/153  1857-1877

Contents:
Loose Index

Court rolls  ASH/154  1877-1950

Contents:
Loose Index

Index to court rolls  ASH/156  1643-1908

Index to court rolls  ASH/157  1643-1772

Index to court rolls  ASH/158  1643-1727

Court minutes  ASH/163  1841

1 doc

Analysis of court books  ASH/164  n.d. [20th century]

1 doc

Rental  ASH/165  1673

Rental  ASH/166  1736

Rental  ASH/167  1727

Rental  ASH/168  1772

Rental  ASH/169  1780

Rental  ASH/170  1791

Rental  ASH/171  1802

Rental  ASH/172  1808

Rental, including the manors of Dallington and Hazelden in Dallington  ASH/173  1821

Rental  ASH/174  1835

MANOR OF BURWASH, IN BURWASH  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The records of the Manors of Burwash and Burghurst have been confused by the stewards and other people; readers are advised to examine both series of documents.

Bibliography: See V.C.H. Sussex, ix, pp. 195-196, and E. H. W. Dunkin, Sussex Manors in the Feet of Fines (Sussex Record Society, vol. xix), pp. 80-81.


Draft rental  ASH/182  1779

1 doc

Abstracts of rentals with notes of heriots  ASH/183  1745, 1746

1 vol

Contents:
Includes Manors of Burghurst, Bivelham in Mayfield, and Dallington

Surrender, bond, deputation and miscellaneous papers  ASH/185-189a  1764-1866

6 docs

Correspondence and miscellaneous stewards' papers  ASH/190-192  1808-1904

3 bundles

Contents:
Includes some for Manor of Burghurst

MANOR OF BURGHURST, IN BURWASH  [no ref. or date]

Bibliography: See also under Manor of Burwash; see V.C.H. Sussex, ix, pp. 196-197, and E. H. W. Dunkin, Sussex Manors in the Feet of Fines (Sussex Record Society, vol. xix), p. 81.


Court rolls  ASH/193a  1631-1852

1 vol

Contents:
Some Courts headed Burwash alias Burghurst, or vice-versa; others simply Manor of Burghurst

Court rolls  ASH/194  1854-1950

1 vol

Index to court book beginning 1417  ASH/162  n.d. c. 1880

1 doc

Indexes to court rolls  ASH/196-197  1631-1727, 1631-1848, 1854-1931

3 vols

Accounts  ASH/198-200a  1422-1526

6 rolls

Contents:
Includes some accounts for Dallington, Shiplake, Bevilham in Mayfield and Bevilham-cum-Burghurst.

List of tenements compiled from compotus, 1477  ASH/184  n.d. c. 1880

1 doc

Rentals  ASH/175-181, 201-205  1610-1843

5 vols., 7 docs

Contents:
1610-1630, (Described as Manor of Burgherst alias Burwash) 1726-1736, 1806, c. 1810, (Includes Manor of Hazelden in Dallington) 1822-1843.

The Courte Booke of the Mannor of Burgherst Together with the Bounder [sic] of the Com' on as also a rentall And divers other speciall Notes Concerning [sic] the said Mannor & Com'on'  ASH/206  c. 1560

1 vol

Contents:
Includes survey of Burwash Down; transcripts of documents; copies of court rolls 1417; 1492 1568 (Includes Manor of 'Burgherssh cum Wybarne'); and draft court rolls to 1631; notes on tithes belonging to the vicar of Ticehurst and on fines; rents due to the manor from lands in Burwash, Ticehurst, Heathfield, Mayfield, Westfield, Hailsham, Herstmonceux, Brightling. Copious marginal notes in various hands.

Bibliography: For the connection of the Wybarne family with this manor, see V.C.H. Sussex, ix, p. 196


Court of survey  ASH/207  1621, 1622, 1626

1 vol

Contents:
Includes draft court rolls inc. manor of Burwash alias Burghurst 1626

MANOR OF COLLINGTON, IN BEXHILL  [no ref. or date]

Bibliography: The identity of this manor is not firmly established. E. H. W. Dunkin, Sussex Manors in the Feet of Fines (Sussex Record Society, vol. xix), p. 108, lists the Manor of Collington alias Cullyngton and refers forward to the Manor of Hastings (p. 207). Collington is listed by A. Mawer and F. M. Stenton in The Place-Names of Sussex (Part II, 1930), p. 491, as in Bexhill, but it does not appear in the description of that parish in V.C.H. Sussex, ix, pp. 117-121.


Rental  ASH/208  1632

1 doc

MANOR OF COWDEN, IN WARTLING  [no ref. or date]

Court rolls, and index  ASH/209,210  1635-1951

1 vol.; 1 gathering

Court minutes  ASH/211-219  1805-1860

9 docs

Analysis of court rolls  ASH/220  n.d. [20th century]

1 doc

Rentals  ASH/221-238  1685-1847

18 docs

Contents:
1685, 1754, 1760, 1763, 1801-1847.

Correspondence and papers (inc. counsel's opinion) on heriots  ASH/239  1805-1807

1 bundle

List of steward's fees and reliefs  ASH/240  1839

1 doc

Contents:
Includes Manor of Dallington.

MANOR OF DALLINGTON, IN DALLINGTON  [no ref. or date]

Court rolls  ASH/241  1508-1647

1 roll

Contents:
1508, 1581, 1612-1619, 1643, 1647.
Includes the Manor of Wartling.

Court rolls  ASH/242  1526-1534

1 roll

Court rolls with index at end  ASH/243  1636-1951

1 vol

Indexes to court rolls  ASH/244-246  1636-1744

3 vols

Contents:
1636-1727, 1636-1723, 1639-1744.

Court minutes  ASH/247-262  1798-1867

16 docs

Analysis of court rolls  ASH/263  n.d. [20th century]

1 doc

Rentals  ASH/264, 265  1726-1736, 1727

2 vols

Rentals  ASH/266-277  1801, 1822-1843

12 docs

Licences, surrenders, and miscellaneous papers  ASH/278-288  1787-1847

11 docs

Correspondence, and stewards' miscellaneous papers  ASH/289  1820-1839

1 bundle

MANORS OF DALLINGTON, AND SOCKNERSH IN BRIGHTLING  [no ref. or date]

'View of Frankpledge for the Hundred of Dalington.'  ASH/290  1522-1526

1 roll

Manor of Socknersh: Draft court roll  ASH/614  1548

1 doc

MANOR OF FERNE, IN MOUNTFIELD  [no ref. or date]

Papers relating to rents and other profits; expenses of courts  ASH/291-297  1808, 1826

7 docs

Legal papers and correspondence regarding moieties of the lordship held by the 4th Earl and Tilden Smith of Vinehall in Mountfield  ASH/298-299  1842-1844

2 bundles

Contents:
Includes abstracts of title to both moieties from 1787; particulars of partition between Richard Dunk and Launcelot Davis, 1609; draft and final agreements, 1843, and draft conveyance of the Earl's moiety, 1844; rental and valuation of manor; plans of properties; schedules of leases granted by the 2nd Earl and Sir John Brewer Davis, 1810; rental, 1834

MANOR OF HAZELDEN, IN DALLINGTON  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also ASH/106

Court roll  ASH/300  1697

1 doc

Court minutes  ASH/301-329  1689-1864, 1912

29 docs

Analysis of court books  ASH/330  n.d. [20th century]

1 doc

Rentals  ASH/331-346  1693, 1759, 1768, 1802-1843

16 docs

Admissions, surrenders, letters of attorney, etc  ASH/347-376  1595-1802

30 docs

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers  ASH/377  1820-1901

1 bundle

THE HONOUR, CASTLE, AND MANOR OF HASTINGS  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The reason for the presence of these manorial documents among the Ashburnham archives is obscure.

Bibliography: See V.C.H. Sussex, ix, pp. 1-4, and C. Dawson, History of Hastings Castle (1909), pp. 348-354.


Manor court rolls  ASH/378  1855-1928

1 vol

Index to manor court rolls  ASH/379  1855-1928

1 vol

Manor court minutes  ASH/380-425  1712-1867

46 docs

Analysis of manor court rolls  ASH/426  n.d

1 gathering

Manorial rentals  ASH/427-497  1568-1626, 1651-1655, 1674, 1712-1894

71 docs

Contents:
Includes the Manor of Collington, in Bexhill.

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers  ASH/498  1826-1834

1 bundle

Writ to the tenants and occupiers of the Manors of Hastings and Collington [in Bexhill]  ASH/499  1582

1 doc

Contents:
Late belonging to Wm. Burde, collector of small customs in the Port of London, to pay two years' rent up to Michaelmas, 23 Eliz. I [1581], as in a schedule attached (giving annual rents), for payment of debts.

Castle Guard and Cottage rents  ASH/500-502  1737-1759

3 vols

Castle Guard and Cottage rents  ASH/503-506  1753-1761

4 docs

Castle Guard and Cottage rents  ASH/507  1761

1 gathering

Correspondence, undated rentals, miscellaneous papers  ASH/508-514  1730-1792

7 docs

Account of Post fines, Rape of Hastings  ASH/515  1731-1751

1 vol

Receipts for cottage rents in Hastings Rape, and bill for repairing Baldslow Pound  ASH/516-520  1760-1763

5 docs

Copies of documents concerning grants to or by the Pelham family of lands in the Rape of Hastings, 1412, 1430  ASH/521-523  c. 1780

3 docs


Related information: The 4th Earl of Chichester presented his archives to the British Museum in 1887; they include a series of 1751 rolls relating to Sussex in general and more particularly to the Rape of Hastings, and are briefly listed by Dawson (op. cit., pp. 348-349). These rolls are now B.M. Add. Rolls. 30988-32739
It may be noted, in passing, that John, 1st Baron Ashburnham, gave a pair of maces to the Corporation of Hastings in 1710; see V.C.H. Sussex, ix, p. 12, and W. G. Moss, The History and Antiquities of the Town and Port of Hastings (1824), p. 133.

Contents:
Notes on the descent of the Pelham family.

Correspondence  ASH/524  1805-1820

1 bundle

Contents:
With the 2nd Earl of Chichester and with solicitors concerning his claim as Lord Paramount of the Rape of Hastings to all waste in the Manors of Ashburnham, Burghurst [in Burwash], Burwash,Cowden [in Wartling], Ittington [Eatendon in Mountfield], Netherfield [in Battle], Penhurst, Wartling and Warbleton.

Notes on the history of the Rape of Hastings  ASH/525  c. 1810

1 vol

Contents:
Being mainly memoranda on the descent of manors and other property within the Rape, and notes of grants.

MANOR OF ITTINGTON ALIAS EATENDON, IN MOUNTFIELD  [no ref. or date]

Rentals  ASH/526-532  1808-1843

7 docs

MANOR OF NETHERFIELD, IN BATTLE  [no ref. or date]

Court rolls  ASH/533  1627-1638

1 roll

Contents:
Includes a rental, 1673

Court rolls  ASH/534, 535  1671-1916

2 vols

Contents:
Includes a rental, 1769

Index to court rolls  ASH/536  1671-1878

1 gathering

Court minutes  ASH/537-546  1731-1858, 1912

10 docs

Analysis of court rolls  ASH/547  n.d

1 doc

Rentals  ASH/548, 549-578  1635 - 1843

1 roll, 30 docs

Contents:
1635, 1683, 1715, 1732 1735-1843.
Includes Manor of Ittington, 1635.

Survey, giving names of farms, fields and acreages  ASH/579  c. 1750

1 doc

Contents:
Includes the manor of ittington

Receipts, note re heriots, and miscellaneous papers  ASH/580-589  1757-1820

10 docs

Correspondence and papers concerning disputes  ASH/590  [1609]-1818

Contents:
In 1609, 1715, 1730 and 1818 over the ownership of Netherfield Down; includes depositions of seven witnesses [in 1609] which refer to the breaking down of hedges by 'the Commonwealth men', c1550

MANOR OF PENHURST, IN PENHURST  [no ref. or date]

Court rolls  ASH/591-592  1478-1563, 1598

2 rolls

Court rolls  ASH/593  1635-1657

1 vol

Court minutes  ASH/594  1758

1 doc

Rentals  ASH/595, 596-609  1692-1695, 1758, 1801-1829, 1835

15 docs

Notes on manor, and letter re seizure of heriot  ASH/610-612  1828-1835

3 docs

MANOR OF ROCKLAND, IN WARTLING  [no ref. or date]

Court rolls with index  ASH/613  1761-1905

1 vol

Contents:
Includes courts for Manor of Wartling, 1762-1858; Manors of Rockland and Boreham [in Wartling], 1781; Manors of Wartling and Rockland, 1875.

Court rolls  ASH/615  1913-1937

1 vol

Analysis of court rolls  ASH/616  n.d. [20th century]

1 gathering

Rentals  ASH/617-625  1822-1847

9 docs

Minutes of court of survey  ASH/626  1768

1 doc

Correspondence and stewards' papers  ASH/627  1834-1886

1 bundle

MANOR OF WARTLING, IN WARTLING  [no ref. or date]

Court rolls  ASH/628-630  1606-1761

3 vols

Contents:
Includes courts for Manor of Rockland in Boreham [in Wartling], 1606-1761; Manor of Downash [in Hailsham; see L. F. Salzman, History of Hailsham, 1901], 1608-1617; with indexes 1664-1751 for Rockland and Wartling.

Court rolls with index  ASH/631  1864-1920

1 vol

Analysis of court rolls  ASH/636  [n.d.]

1 gathering

Rentals  ASH/637, 638-663a  1705, 1719-1811, 1822-1847

1 roll; 16 docs.; 12 gathering

Contents:
Includes Manor of Rockland [in Wartling], 1705, 1802, 1804-1806; Manors of Wartling, Rockland, and Cowden [in Wartling], 1792; notes about customs.

Rental and indexes to court rolls  ASH/664  1739

1 gathering

Contents:
Includes Manor of Rockland [in Wartling], 1705, 1802, 1804-1806; Manors of Wartling, Rockland, and Cowden [in Wartling], 1792; notes about customs.

Minutes of court of survey  ASH/665  1768

1 doc

Admissions and surrenders  ASH/666-698  1759-1845

33 docs

Deputations, letters of attorney, and miscellaneous papers  ASH/699-718  1771-1845

20 docs

Correspondence, etc., mainly about Mr. Pigous copyholds; one letter relating to Manor of Warbleton  ASH/719-726  1804-1805

8 docs

Correspondence and stewards' papers 2 receipts  ASH/727  1799, 1805-1886

1 bundle

Contents:
Includes courts for Manor of Rockland in Boreham [in Wartling], 1606-1761; Manor of Downash [in Hailsham; see L. F. Salzman, History of Hailsham, 1901] 1608-1617; with indexes 1664-1751 for Rockland and Wartling.

Steward's papers concerning, inter alia, Manor of Wartling, lists of heriots on the deaths of Edward Jeremiah Curteis and John Randall. Edward Jeremiah  ASH/728  1835-1838

1 bundle

MANOR OF WILTING, IN HOLLINGTON  [no ref. or date]

Rental  ASH/729  c. 1800

1 doc

COMPOSITE MANORIAL RENTALS  [no ref. or date]

Rentals  ASH/730-732  1738, 1750, 1758

2 docs.; 1 gathering

Contents:
Manors of Ashburnham, Catsfield, Broomham Parkgate and Broomham Allfrays [both in Catsfield], Penhurst, and Hazelden [in Dallington].
This is the account of Richard Butcher, beadle and receiver, for the two years ending at Michaelmas, 1758; includes details of his expenses.

Rentals  ASH/733-740  1802-1875

8 vols

Contents:
Manors of Ashburnham, Broomham, Broomham Parkgate, Broomham Allfrays, Burwash, Burghurst [in Burwash], Cowden [in Wartling], Dallington, Hazelden, Hastings, Ittington [in Mountfield] Netherfield [in Battle], Penhurst, Rockland [in Wartling], Wartling, and Ferne [in Mountfield]. 1802-1805, 1814-1842, c. 1830, c. 1845, 1851-1852, 1856, 1860, 1875.
All the manors named do not necessarily occur in each volume. In the vol. for 1814-1842, the Manor of Ittington is also called Ettington, an earlier form of its present name, Eatendon. There are also notes of some heriots seized, and stewards' fees.

MANORIAL: MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

Manorial steward's accounts  ASH/741  1758-1772

1 vol

Steward's fee book  ASH/775  1800-1810

1 vol

Contents:
Manors of Burwash, Dallington, Hazelden [in Dallington], Ashburnham, Netherfield [in Battle], and Wartling.

Steward's fee book  ASH/742  1819-1830

1 vol

Contents:
Manors of Bodiam, Ewhurst, Agmerhurst [in Ashburnham], and Barnhorne [in Bexhill].

Steward's fee book  ASH/743  1830-1838

1 vol

Contents:
Manors of Brede and Udimore.

Steward's fees  ASH/744, 745  1831-1839

1 vol.; 1 doc

Contents:
Manors of Agmerhurst and Barnhorne.

Steward's fee book  ASH/746  1832-1856

1 vol

Contents:
Manors of Heathfield Rectory [in Heathfield], Buckholt [in Bexhill], Bodiam, Hooe, and Chalvington.

Steward's fees, reliefs, etc  ASH/747  1843-1889

1 bundle

Contents:
Manors of Hastings, Hazelden [in Dallington], and Dallington.

Various papers  ASH/748-757  1794-1843

10 docs

Contents:
Bills for court dinners (Manor of Dallington, 1843, and one unidentified, 1794); letters relating to Manor of Broomham [in Catsfield], 1805; accounts for fines and heriots in Manors of Burwash and Wartling, 1808; steward's account, Manor of Burwash, 1808; receipts for rent and taxes, 1809-1815; list of quit-rents, 1843.

Copy of Letters Patent  ASH/758  c. 1620

1 vol

Contents:
28 July 1611, confirming sale of Manors of Boreham, Wartling and Rockland [all in Wartling] to Richard, Earl of Dorset. Copy of Covenant to Levy a Fine, 3 June 1617, between (1) Richard, Earl of Dorset; (2) Goddard Cravener, gent. usher to the said George Ryvers of Chafford, Richard Amherst of Lewes, steward, and Edward Lyndsey of London, receiver-general of the said Earl. [Recites 26 manors.] Copy of Exemplification of Fine, 9 July 1617 (as above). Copy of Exemplification of a Common Recovery, 28 Nov. 1617 (as above).

Transcript of MSS. in British Museum  ASH/759  c. 1820

1 doc

Contents:
Relating to the possession of the Manors of Crowhurst, Bourghersh [Burghurst in Burwash] and Bevilham [in Mayfield] by the Pelham family, 1465, 1541.

Account of enfranchisement monies  ASH/2418  1866-1877

1 doc

Contents:
Giving date, manor, purchaser, and sums paid.

ESTATE: PURCHASES AND SALES OF PROPERTY  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of sale and sketch map of 73a. of marshland called Marshalls in Pevensey Level  ASH/2670, 2671  1787

2 docs

Contents:
[Purchased by 2nd Earl for £3200.]

Agreement for sale  ASH/2672  1787

1 doc

Contents:
3 March 1787 Consideration £986 exclusive of underwoods.
Charles Gilbert of Lewes, gent., agent to Rev. Robert Hare, and William Mellish, esq., executor of the Will of Francis Hare Naylor, to William, Carrick, of Dallington, yeoman.
Batsford Farm in Dallington and Warbleton in occ. of John Pattenden and Robert Hare.

Agreement for sale  ASH/1987  13 April 1791

1 doc

Contents:
Consideration £270. George Ellis of Hooe, to Joseph Pennington.
Lands of James Baker, bankrupt, in occ. of Edward Pettit. [No details: but endorsed as being in Ashburnham.] 1791

Particulars of sale of property late of Edward Collins in Pevensey Level  ASH/1500  1792

1 doc

Contents:
Teel marshes (59a) in Hailsham; Levers Farm (54a), Halfway House and lands (24a.), and Parsonage Croft (2a.) in Wartling; Sandhurst alias Sanders (34a.), and barn and lands 'late Constables' (50a.), in Bexhill; 3 messuages in All Saints, Hastings. Names of purchasers and prices.

Agreement for sale  ASH/1158  1792

1 doc

Contents:
6 Aug. 1792 Consideration £580.
Robert Overy of Hurst Green in Salehurst, to Joseph Pennington (agent for the Earl of Ashburnham).
Estate in Battle [no details].

Printed particulars of properties offered for sale  ASH/1159  1793

1 doc

Contents:
Grove Farm (166a.) in Hooe; Bexhill Wood (21a.) in Bexhill; and Staple's Wood (10a.) in Ninfield. Agreement by Joseph Pennington to purchase Lot 1.

Letters of John and J. W. Fuller to the 2nd and 3rd Earls  ASH/1220-1226  1804, 1816

7 docs

Contents:
Concerning proposed exchange of intermixed lands.

Bill on purchase of Reed Wood, Catsfield, from Joseph R. Moore  ASH/1501  1806-1816

1 doc

Contents:
Includes account of cash due to the 2nd Earl on bond and promissory notes.

Correspondence on purchase of lands in Willingdon  ASH/1502-1506  1813

5 docs

Contents:
By Inigo [...] Thomas of Ratton, and amount of waterscot thereon.
In Willingdon]

Correspondence between Forster, Cooke & Frere and A. Tatlow  ASH/1507, 1508  1813

2 files

Contents:
Relating to title of Ashburnham Estates. Much concerns purchases of property after 1787.

Notes of property purchased by the 4th Earl  ASH/1509, 1510  1832, 1838

2 vols

Contents:
Chiefly in Sussex, but some references to Suffolk and London. Many entries in pencil.

Agreement  ASH/1499  1829-1843

1 bundle

Contents:
25 July 1843, between Peter Bourner of Dallington and the 4th Earl of Ashburnham for the purchase by the Earl of Red Pale Farm in Dallington, Ashburnham and Warbleton. Includes abstract of title and printed sale particulars, 1829; correspondence; solicitors' accounts, 1843.

Schedule of property purchased in Sussex  ASH/1511  1832-1865

1 vol

Draft conveyances of properties to the 4th Earl  ASH/1512-1524  1832-1841

13 docs

Contents:
(1) Surrender by Henry Delves of Ninfield, of Ieves [?Iwes] in Wartling (2a.), 1832; (2) Surrender by Mary Barber of Arlington, and John Sawyer of Ashburnham, of land at Thornden Green, and release of freehold portion of Thornden Farm (28a.) in Ashburnham, 1836; (3) Surrender by Henry Beaney of Ashburnham, of Kemps alias Crouch Land in Ashburnham, 1836; (4) Release by Felix Roakes of Battle, of 1a. in Battle, 1836; (5) Release by John Jenner of Wartling, of Parsonage Croft (cottage and orchard) in Wartling, 1837; (6) Conveyance by Guardians of Hailsham Union and parish officers of Hooe, of 'Parish Field' (2a.) in Hooe, 1837; (7) Conveyance by Guardians of Battle Union and parish officers of Battle, of 1a. in Netherfield, 1837; (8) Release by Samuel Ashby and others (devisees of William Crouch, late of Ashburnham) of part (11a.) of Richards or Broughtons Farm in Ashburnham) of part (11a.) of Richards or Broughtons Farm in Ashburnham, 1837; (9) Release by Thomas Barrow of Hawkhurst, of Padgham Farm (202a.) in Dallington and Warbleton, 1838; (10) Conveyance by Guardians of Battle Union and parish officers of Ashburnham, of 4 cottages at Ponts Green and Thornden in Ashburnham, 1838; (11) Release by Thomas Mann of Netherfield, of messuage and land (1a.) called 'the Gun' in Battle, 1838; (12) Release by William Clerk of Penhurst, of cottage and garden (½a.) in Battle, 1841.

Miscellaneous correspondence of T. C. Bellingham on purchase of properties  ASH/1525  1833-1837

1 bundle

Contents:
Including house and 3a. marsh near Cox's mill-pond late belonging to William Dray, held of the manor of Burwash, 1833; Thornden Farm in Ashburnham, 1836; meadow adjoining Ashes Wood in Battle, 1835-6; ?exchange of land with a Mr. Fuller, 1836; 140-150a. belonging to road by Cox's Mill from Brigtling, 1835

Correspondence, with case and opinion, on purchase of Padgham or Manor Farm in Warbleton and Dallington  ASH/1526  1836-1838

1 bundle

4½ x 3 in.

Contents:
With plan of High Holmsttad farm warbelton

Printed particulars of sale of freehold and leasehold cottages at Ashburnham  ASH/926-928  1838

3 docs

Contents:
And letter from F. Ellman enclosing details of lots purchased for the 4th Earl.

Index to properties purchased by the 4th Earl, 1832-1838  ASH/1527, 1528  1838

2 docs

Contents:
With brief particulars of each.

Correspondence about the purchase of a life interest in Frankwell Farm, Ashburnham  ASH/1529-1553  1838

25 docs

Correspondence between the 4th Earl and Herbert Barett Curteis  ASH/1554-1565  1838

12 docs

Contents:
Concerning differences arising from the sale of Randoll's Farm, Ashburnham, and a proposal for the exchange or selling of an outlying portion of the Earl's estate intermixed with the Windmill Hill Estate.

Letters concerning a proposed sale of Warren Farm [no parish stated], by W. Lucas Shadwell  ASH/1566-1569  1842

4 docs

Papers about the purchase of a customary messuage (beer-house) and meadow in Battle by the 4th Earl from William Mitchell  ASH/1570-1588  1843

19 docs

Contents:
Includes draft abstract of title from 1780; draft declaration of John Holland as to families of Ann Bennett and Ann Mitchell; correspondence.

Draft particulars of 11 properties purchased by the 4th Earl as part of the Ashburnham Estate, 1838-1844  ASH/1589  1844

1 doc

Draft conveyances  ASH/1498  1845

1 bundle

Contents:
William Walters of Mountfield, to the 4th Earl, of a cottage and garden at Mountfield. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers.

Agreement, abstract of title from 1699, and correspondence  ASH/1590  1845

1 bundle

Contents:
About the purchase by the 4th Earl, from John Farmer, of Hobhouse alias Hopehouse Farm, with cottages, in Catsfield and Ninefield.

Papers relating to exchange of lands between the 4th Earl and Sir Peregrine Acland  ASH/1591-1595a  1848-1849

6 docs

Contents:
Potmans Farm and part of Hophouse Farm, both in Catsfield, and 6a. with a wheelwright's shop in occ. of Jane Tanner, for Combe Wood in Ninfield.

Copy draft conveyance, Richard Crouch of Ashburnham, to the 4th Earl, of cottage at Ashburnham  ASH/1497  1854-1857

1 bundle

Contents:
Correspondence and miscellaneous papers.

Schedule of copyholds purchased by the 4th Earl in Sussex, 1836-1877  ASH/1160  c. 1878

1 doc

Sale particulars and copy contracts referring to two cottages in Ashburnham and one (formerly Fir Tree House) in Ninfield  ASH/1597, 1598  1912

2 docs

Printed particulars of property for sale in Sussex and Wales  ASH/1599-1621  1838-1923

23 items

Contents:
Messuages and gardens in Ashburnham, 1838 [2 copies]; Herstmonceux Castle, 1845 [1st and 2nd edns.]; houses and land in Boreham Street, Wartling 1853; marsh at Pevensey, 1871; freehold and copyhold property, Dallington, 1877; residential and business property, Hastings, 1901; lands, marshes and outlying properties of the Ashburnham Estate, 1914 [5 copies]; Oakdown Estate, Burwash, 1919; Poundsford and Westdown Farms, Sea View Lodge and grassland, Burwash, 1920; Boreham and Waterhouse Farms, Wartling, 1928 [3 copies]; Herstmonceux Castle, 1929; Bronllys Castle Estate, Brecknocc kshire, 1913; Ashburnham Estate in Brecknockshire, 1913; Pembrey Estate, 1922; unsold portions of Pembrey Estate, 1923.

ESTATE: CORRESPONDENCE  [no ref. or date]

Correspondence  ASH/1208-1219  1778-1865

12 docs


Related information: See also ASH/1431, 1432

Contents:
Concerning sale of Mr. Linfield's farms, 1778; relating to roads in Dallington, 1812, and from Glazier's Forge towards Brightling, 1825; proposed exchange of marsh in Willingdon and Pevensey Levels between Lord George Cavendish and the 3rd Earl, 1815; renting of Woodsdale Farm, Mountfield, and farm at Penhurst, 1820; conviction of Turnpike Collector at Petty Sessions, 1840; compensation for running St. Leonards Railway Line (L.B. & S.C.R.) through the 4th Earl's property, 1865; sales and exchange of land, 1814, 1862, 1865.

Correspondence  ASH/1228-1292  1807-1828

65 docs

Contents:
(1) Concerning a right of way through Cowden Wood in Wartling, with copy evidence, 1794, letters, 1807, and miscellaneous papers, 1822-1823. (2) Concerning case of insult and assault on tenants of the 3rd Earl by the sons of E. J. Curteis, 1827-1828. [This correspondence is between the 3rd Earl and E. J. Curteis.]

Letters concerning heriots due to, and on the deaths of, the Earls of Ashburnham  ASH/1227  1812-1913

1 bundle

Letters  ASH/1161-1163  1813-c. 1818

3 docs

Contents:
From John Tatlow about heriots and the purchase of a house in Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, 1813, and estate accounts, 1816; from T. Barton about lost receipt for court books, c. 1818

Correspondence, etc  ASH/2035-2047  1813-1910

13 docs

Contents:
Concerning a sale by -- Phillips to the 3rd Earl, 1813; relating to coal and vessels, 1818; William Forster, of Lincoln's Inn, regarding the 1723 marriage settlement, 1828; Plumer Verrall, of Lewes, to Forster, giving valuation of plate, linen and glass at Ashburnham Place, 1831; 4th Earl to Edward Driver appointing William Shipman as gamekeeper at £50 p.a.; H. F. Ellman to R. Hodgson regarding amendments to Eastbourne Improvement Bill on behalf of the Commissioners of Sewers, 1879; advertisement for Carrington & Co's black varnish, 1886; estimate of damage by rabbits; proposal for repair of buildings at Wartling, 1895; Charles Bourner of Frankwell, Ashburnham, to the 5th Earl, asking for financial aid, 1897; J. E. Brand, of Hooe, to the 5th Earl, asking for financial aid, 1897; J. E. Brand, of Hooe, to the 5th Earl, asking for decrease in rent, 1898; Pelham R. Papillon to R. G. Raper concerning identity of lands in Catsfield, 1910.

Letter from William Thorpe of Hastings (executor of John Tatlow) to the 3rd Earl  ASH/1986  1816

1 doc

Contents:
Putting forward the financial difficulties of the Tatlow family and asking the Earl to purchase the interest held by them in a colliery.

Letters  ASH/1293-1299  1824-1825

7 docs

Contents:
Concerning his estates, written by the 3rd Earl from Florence to John and W. N. Forster of Lincoln's Inn and Sydenham.

Correspondence of William Morrison, land agent  ASH/2048  1833-1836

1 bundle

Contents:
Mainly concerning gardens and purchase of flowers.

Papers and correspondence relative to a debt owed by Henry Hone Haviland, of Burwash, to the 4th Earl  ASH/2049-2056  1835-1837

8 docs

Correspondence mainly with T. C. Bellingham and William Morrison  ASH/1300-1301  1831-1838

2 bundles

Contents:
Includes papers relating to Padgham in Warbleton, and Penhurst Farms; West of England Fire and Life Insurance Co. policy covering Sussex farm property, 1836; list of tenants, farms, size and rent; bark supplied to tanyard; general estate administration; rough entries concerning tenancies, Michaelmas, 1831; tenancy agreement of Tilden Smith for Penhurst farms, 1836.

Correspondence of T. Charles Bellingham and Fred. Ellman with the 4th Earl  ASH/1302-1353  1836-1839

52 docs

Contents:
Bellingham was the Earl's local solicitor and acted as his land agent on the death of Mr. Morrison in Nov. 1837. Bellingham died in ?April 1838, and his business was carried on by Ellman who was described once as his 'managing clerk'. Includes casual references to the Conservative Association, but is mainly concerned with the acquisition of property and the Earl's local interests.

Correspondence between the 4th Earl and T. C. Bellingham, solicitor, Battle, on estate matters  ASH/1354-1407  1837-1838

54 docs

Correspondence, mainly on estate matters, principally to and from Robert Hodgson, steward  ASH/1408-1422  1837-1891

15 bundles

Correspondence relating to the settlement of the 4th Earl's account with T. C. Bellingham  ASH/1423-1430  1840

8 docs

Contents:
Includes receipt for fees, etc., due up to the time of the latter's death

Letters  ASH/2057-2066  1841-1901

10 docs

Contents:
From John Smith, Coventry Street, London, regarding carriage horses, 1841; from the 4th Earl to [?]Ordnance Survey protesting against damage to trees, 1871; Peake, Bird, Collins & Peake to the 5th Earl concerning financial matters [charge on the estate], 1885-1901; about windows broken at Ashburnham, 1896.

Correspondence with Wastel Brisco of [?]Hastings  ASH/2069-2071  1842

3 docs

Contents:
About references of Jeremiah Morris, gardener.

Correspondence with F. Ellman about Mr. Linfield's farm  ASH/1431, 1432  1842

2 docs


Related information: [See also ASH/1208-1219

Correspondence with H. B. Curteis  ASH/1433-1435  1842

3 docs

Contents:
Respecting the road through Cowden Wood; dispute about trespass.

Correspondence  ASH/1436-1469  1842-1846

37 docs

Contents:
With Robert Hodgson, steward, about estate matters, 1843; with Frederick Ellman, solicitor, Battle, on general estate matters and alleged trespasses, 1842-1846.

Copies of out-going correspondence  ASH/881-897  1874-1912

17 vols

Contents:
Of Robert Hodgson, 1874-1888, and Anchitel P. Ashburnham (later Ashburnham-Clement), 1892-1918.

Copies of out-going correspondence of Robert Hodgson  ASH/898, 898a  1881-1887

2 vols

Contents:
Concerning Welsh estate matters.

Correspondence from or concerning, Edward C. Hodgson who succeeded his father, Robert, as steward  ASH/1474-1492  1887-1897

19 docs

Contents:
Among matters dealt with are his salary, 1887; error in the Welsh accounts, 1889; his resignation, 1892; move from Agmerhurst, 1894-5; death, 1896.

Copies of reports to the Rural District Council of Battle  ASH/2096, 2097  1895

2 docs

Contents:
Relating to overcrowding in cottages at Dallington.

Apology of William Clark  ASH/2072  n.d. [late 19th century]

1 doc

Contents:
For failure to keep proper accounts.

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION: RENTALS AND AUDIT PAPERS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also Estate Archives: General Accounts

Various papers  ASH/1178  1671-1710

1 vol

Contents:
Detailed accounts of rents paid by tenants and sums paid to them by John Ashburnham for goods supplied, and repairs to mills at Ashburnham, Penhurst & Catsfield 1688-1709; draft of form of lease and articles of agreement; rates for husbandry and tradesmens' work, 1695; list of fruit trees planted at Ashburnham (inc. vines in the churchyard); 'King's Tax', 1696 (arranged by parishes); account of Sackville Level in Herstmonceux, 1694; survey of estate at Willingdon bought from Sir Robert Parker, 1694; brief surveys of Sussex estates; details of timber felled, 1671-1704; route from Beds. to Ashburnham to avoid London; list of Sussex fairs held near Ashburnham.

An account of the yearly revenue of Lord Ashburnham in Sussex  ASH/1179  1690

1 doc

Rental of the Sussex Estate  ASH/1180  1703

1 doc

Rentals, or copies of rentals, of Sussex Estates  ASH/1181-1187  1766, 1787-1839

7 vols

Contents:
Not detailed.

Sussex Estate rentals; miscellaneous papers, and comparisons of rents of 1797 and 1799; arrears  ASH/1188  1820-1822

1 bundle

Particulars of Ashburnham Estates with annual rent, early 19th cent.; estimate of produce and expenditure, 1820-1821  ASH/1189, 1190  early 19th cent, 1820-1821

2 docs

Papers relating to rents; arrears; servants' complaints, 1830; abstracts of receipts and payments, Ashburnham Place  ASH/1191, 1192  1829-1836

2 bundles

Account of rents and profits of Sussex Estate  ASH/1193-1200  1830-1836

8 vols

Contents:
Prepared by E. & G. N. Driver, Richmond Terrace, London, 1830-1833; by William Pennington, 1834; and by William Morrison, 1835-1836 (with one volume in draft). Fairly detailed, with analysis of income and details of sundry outgoings.

Sussex Estate audit accounts  ASH/1201, 1202  1837-1845

2 bundles

Contents:
Sales of timber, underwood, and hops; tenants' rents.

Statement of rental of Kent Estate, and of 31 Dover Street, London  ASH/1205a  c. 1850

1 doc

Estate rental, with charges for parish rates, tithes, etc  ASH/1206  1867-1874

1 vol

Sussex Estate audit accounts  ASH/1207  1889

1 vol

Contents:
Tenants' rents.

ESTATE: GENERAL ACCOUNTS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also Family Archives: Household Accounts

Executors of William Ashburnham  [no ref. or date]

Disbursements [of the executors of William Ashburnham (d1679)]  ASH/1631  1679-1682

Contents:
Repairs to farms, taxes, annuities and the expenses of the almshouses at Ashburnham

Barking Hall Estate, Suffolk  [no ref. or date]

Disbursements, Barking Hall estate, Suffolk  ASH/1632  Jul 1736 - Jun 1772

Contents:
Acquired by John Ashburnham by marriage with Elizabeth Crowley in 1756

Stewards' accounts of receipts and payments  [no ref. or date]

Stewards' accounts  ASH/1633  Nov 1756 - Feb 1766

Contents:
John Chilton

Stewards' accounts  ASH/1634  Mar 1779 - Jan 1785

Contents:
John King

Stewards' accounts  ASH/1635  1785-1793

Contents:
John King, Jan 1785 - Aug 1788
Joseph Pennington, Aug 1788 - Feb 1793

Stewards' accounts  ASH/1636  1793-1805

Administrative history:
Anthony Tatlow burned at Ashburnham 28 June 1812

Contents:
Joseph Pennington, Feb 1793 - Aug 1801
Anthony Tatlow, Aug 1801 - Sep 1805

Stewards' accounts  ASH/1637  Sep 1805 - Jul 1812

Contents:
Anthony Tatlow

Stewards' accounts  ASH/1638  Jul 1812 - Sep 1813

Contents:
John Tatlow at rear, in reverse: account of sales of lime to 152 named customers, Feb-Oct 1813

Stewards' accounts  ASH/1639  Jun 1813 - Oct 1823

Contents:
Joseph Pennington

Stewards' accounts  ASH/1804  1823 - 1836

1 vol

Contents:
Joseph Pennington; analytical format; Oct 1823-Oct 1830
Edward Driver, Oct 1830 - Nov 1834
William Pennington, Nov 1834 - Oct 1836

Annual accounts  [no ref.]  1768-1925


Related information: For duplicate accounts for 1896, 1911, 1917, see ASH 4467-4469.

Contents:
The accounts were kept by John King (1769-1787), Joseph Pennington (1790-1800), Anthony Tatlow (1801-1811), John Tatlow (1812), Joseph Pennington (1813-1829), Robert Hodgson (1838-1886), Edward Hodgson and other agents.
Until 1829, these accounts begin with a rental of the estate, with details of expenditure on rates and repairs, and rudimentary information concerning other expenditure; each volume also contains detail of income from the sale of timber, wood and underwood. When the accounts resume, after a gap of eight years, in 1837, they are presented in bound volumes, with information arranged under such headings as Ashburnham Place, building, brickyard, charities, Agmerhurst Farm, game, gardens, house, manors, park, planting, pleasure-grounds, repairs, roads, sawyard, tithes, woods, warren and taxes, ledgers and cash-books. Some of the information is therefore in duplicate.
Although uniformity has not been rigidly maintained throughout the earlier volumes, the series is exceptionally detailed and an almost complete picture of the finances of the Sussex estate from 1769 to 1925 may be drawn from it.
When the estate archive was first deposited in 1951, it was decided to sample the later volumes of annual accounts on the basis of a one-in-five selection. The discarded volumes were subsequently transferred to Battle Museum, from where they were retrieved in the 1980s and added to the original sequence, using two-part references in order to preserve the original numbering.
Volumes 1640 to 1662 run from Michaelmas and Christmas, except where indicated.
Volumes 1663 - 1829 run to year ending Michaelmas, except where indicated.
From 1797 (ASH 1667 most years are represented by a volume of accounts, signed and submitted by the steward, and a duplicate signed and allowed by the Earl of Ashburnham.

Annual accounts  ASH/1640  1768-1769

Annual accounts  ASH/1641  1769-1770

Annual accounts  ASH/1642  1770-1771

Annual accounts  ASH/1643  1771-1772

Annual accounts  ASH/1644  1772-1773

Annual accounts  ASH/1645  1773-1774

Annual accounts  ASH/1646  1774-1775

Annual accounts  ASH/1647  1775-1776

Annual accounts  ASH/1648  1776-1777

Annual accounts  ASH/1649  1777-1778

Annual accounts  ASH/1650  1778

Contents:
Year ending Michaelmas

Annual accounts  ASH/1651  1778-1779

Annual accounts  ASH/1652  1779-1780

Annual accounts  ASH/1653  1780-1781

Annual accounts  ASH/1654  1781-1782

Annual accounts  ASH/1655  1782-1783

Annual accounts  ASH/1656  1783-1784

Contents:
Michaelmas 1783 - Michaelmas 1784

Annual accounts  ASH/1657  1784-1785

Annual accounts  ASH/1658  1785-1786

Annual accounts  ASH/1659  1786-1787

Annual accounts  ASH/1660  1789-1790

Annual accounts  ASH/1661  1790-1791

Annual accounts  ASH/1662  1791-1792

Annual accounts  ASH/1663  1793

Annual accounts  ASH/1664  1794

Annual accounts  ASH/1665  1795

Annual accounts  ASH/1666  1796

Annual accounts  ASH/1667  1797

Annual accounts  ASH/1668  1797

Annual accounts  ASH/1669  1798

Annual accounts  ASH/1670  1799

Annual accounts  ASH/1671  1799

Annual accounts  ASH/1672  1800

Annual accounts  ASH/1673  1800

Annual accounts  ASH/1674  Aug 1801 - Sep 1802

Annual accounts  ASH/1675  1801

Annual accounts  ASH/1676  1801

Annual accounts  ASH/1677  1802

Accounts  ASH/1678  1802

Accounts  ASH/1679  1803

Accounts  ASH/1680  1803

Accounts  ASH/1681  1804

Accounts  ASH/1682  1804

Accounts  ASH/1683  1804

Accounts  ASH/1684  1805

Accounts  ASH/1685  1805

Accounts  ASH/1686  1806

Accounts  ASH/1687  1806

Accounts  ASH/1688  1807

Accounts  ASH/1689  1807

Accounts  ASH/1690  1808

Accounts  ASH/1691  1808

Accounts  ASH/1692  1809

Accounts  ASH/1693  1809

Accounts  ASH/1694  1810

Accounts  ASH/1695  1810

Accounts  ASH/1696  1811

Accounts  ASH/1697  1812

Accounts  ASH/1698  1813

Accounts  ASH/1699  1813

Accounts  ASH/1700  1814

Accounts  ASH/1701  1814

Accounts  ASH/1702  1815

Accounts  ASH/1703  1815

Accounts  ASH/1704  1816

Accounts  ASH/1705  1816

Accounts  ASH/1706  1817

Accounts  ASH/1707  1817

Accounts  ASH/1708  1818

Accounts  ASH/1709  1818

Accounts  ASH/1710  1819

Accounts  ASH/1711  1819

Accounts  ASH/1712  1820

Accounts  ASH/1713  1820

Accounts  ASH/1714  1821

Accounts  ASH/1715  1821

Accounts  ASH/1716  1822

Accounts  ASH/1717  1822

Accounts  ASH/1718  1823

Accounts  ASH/1719  1823

Accounts  ASH/1720  1824

Accounts  ASH/1721  1824

Accounts  ASH/1722  1825

Accounts  ASH/1723  1825

Accounts  ASH/1724  1826

Accounts  ASH/1725  1826

Accounts  ASH/1726  1827

Accounts  ASH/1727  1827

Accounts  ASH/1728  1828

Accounts  ASH/1729  1828

Accounts  ASH/1730  1829

Accounts  ASH/1731  1829

Accounts  ASH/1732  May 1838 - May 1839

Accounts  ASH/1733  May 1839 - May 1840

Accounts  ASH/1734  May 1839 - May 1840

Contents:
Draft for ASH 1733

Accounts  ASH/1735  May 1840 - May 1841

Accounts  ASH/1736  May 1841 - May 1842

Contents:
Draft for ASH 1737

Accounts  ASH/1737  May 1841 - May 1842

Accounts  ASH/1738  May 1842 - May 1843

Accounts  ASH/1739  May 1843 - May 1844

Accounts  ASH/1740  May 1844 - May 1845

Accounts  ASH/1741  May 1845 - May 1846

Accounts  ASH/1742  May 1846 - May 1847

Accounts  ASH/1743  Jun 1847 - Jun 1848

Accounts  ASH/1744  May 1847 - Jun 1848

Accounts  ASH/1745  May 1848 - Jun 1849

Accounts  ASH/1746/1  May 1849 - May 1850

Accounts  ASH/1746/2  May 1850 - May 1851

Accounts  ASH/1746/3  Jun 1852 - Jun 1852

Accounts  ASH/1747/1  Sep 1851 - Sep 1853

Contents:
Draft, rental income only

Accounts  ASH/1747/2  May 1852 - May 1853

Accounts  ASH/1747/3  May 1853 - May 1854

Accounts  ASH/1747/4  Jun 1854 - Jun 1855

Accounts  ASH/1748/1  Jun 1855 - Jun 1856

Accounts  ASH/1748/2  May 1856 - May 1857

Accounts  ASH/1748/3  May 1857 - May 1858

Accounts  ASH/1748/4  May 1858 - May 1859

Accounts  ASH/1748/5  Jun 1859 - Jun 1860

Accounts  ASH/1749/1  May 1860 - May 1861

Accounts  ASH/1749/2  Jun 1861 - Jun 1862

Accounts  ASH/1749/3  May 1862 - May 1863

Accounts  ASH/1749/4  May 1863 - May 1864

Accounts  ASH/1749/5  May 1864 - May 1865

Accounts  ASH/1750/1  May 1865 - May 1866

Accounts  ASH/1750/2  May 1866 - May 1867

Accounts  ASH/1750/3  May 1867 - May 1868

Accounts  ASH/1750/4  May 1868 - May 1869

Accounts  ASH/1750/5  May 1869 - May 1870

Accounts  ASH/1751/1  May 1870 - May 1871

Accounts  ASH/1751/2  May 1871 - May 1872

Accounts  ASH/1751/3  May 1872 - May 1873

Accounts  ASH/1752/1  May 1872 - May 1873

Contents:
Draft for ASH 1751/3

Accounts  ASH/1752/2  May 1873 - May 1874

Accounts  ASH/1752/3  May 1874 - May 1875

Accounts  ASH/1753/1  May 1875 - May 1876

Accounts  ASH/1753/2  May 1876 - May 1877

Accounts  ASH/1753/3  May 1877 - May 1878

Account with the executors of [Bertram Ashburnham], Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/1754/1  Sep 1877 - Jun 1878

Accounts  ASH/1754/2  Jun 1878 - Jun 1879

Accounts  ASH/1754/3  May 1879 - May 1880

Accounts  ASH/1755/1  Jun 1880 - Jun 1881

Accounts  ASH/1755/2  Jun 1881 - Jun 1882

Accounts  ASH/1755/3  Jun 1882 - Jun 1883

Accounts  ASH/1755/4  Jun 1883 - Jun 1884

Accounts  ASH/1755/5  Jun 1884 - Jun 1885

Accounts  ASH/1756/1  Jun 1885 - Jun 1886

Accounts  ASH/1756/2  Jun 1886 - Jun 1887

Accounts  ASH/1756/3  Jun 1887 - Jun 1888

Accounts  ASH/1756/4  Jun 1888 - Jun 1889

Accounts  ASH/1756/5  Jun 1889 - Jun 1890

Accounts  ASH/1757/1  Jun 1890 - Jun 1891

Accounts  ASH/1757/2  Jun 1891 - Jun 1892

Accounts  ASH/1757/3  Jul 1892 - Dec 1892

Accounts  ASH/1757/4  Jul 1892 - Jun 1893

Accounts  ASH/1757/5  Jul 1893 - Dec 1893

Accounts  ASH/1758/1  Jan 1894 - Jun 1894

Accounts  ASH/1759/1  Jul 1894 - Dec 1894

Accounts  ASH/1759/2  Jan 1895 - Jun 1895

Accounts  ASH/1759/3  Jul 1895 - Dec 1895

Accounts  ASH/1759/4  Jan 1896 - Jun 1896

Accounts  ASH/1759/5  Jul 1896 - Dec 1896

Accounts  ASH/1759/6  Jan 1897 - Jun 1897

Accounts  ASH/1759/7  Jul 1897 - Dec 1897

Accounts  ASH/1759/8  Jan 1898 - Jun 1898

Accounts  ASH/1759/9  Jul 1898 - Dec 1898

Accounts  ASH/1759/10  Jan 1899 - Jun 1899

Accounts  ASH/1759/11  Jul 1899 - Dec 1899

Accounts  ASH/1760/1  Jan 1900 - Jun 1900

Accounts  ASH/1761/1  Jul 1900 - Dec 1900

Accounts  ASH/1761/2  Jan 1901 - Jun 1901

Accounts  ASH/1761/3  Jul 1901 - Dec 1901

Accounts  ASH/1761/4  Jan 1902 - Jun 1902

Accounts  ASH/1761/5  Jul 1902 - Dec 1902

Accounts  ASH/1761/6  Jan 1903 - Jun 1903

Accounts  ASH/1761/7  Jul 1903 - Dec 1903

Accounts  ASH/1761/8  Jan 1904 - Jun 1904

Accounts  ASH/1761/9  Jul 1904 - Dec 1904

Accounts  ASH/1762/1  Jan 1905 - Jun 1905

Accounts  ASH/1763/1  Jul 1905 - Dec 1905

Accounts  ASH/1763/2  Jan 1906 - Jun 1906

Accounts  ASH/1763/3  Jul 1906 - Dec 1906

Accounts  ASH/1763/4  Jan 1907 - Jun 1907

Accounts  ASH/1763/5  Jul 1907 - Dec 1907

Accounts  ASH/1763/6  Jan 1908 - Jun 1908

Accounts  ASH/1763/7  Jul 1908 - Dec 1908

Accounts  ASH/1763/8  Jan 1909 - Jun 1909

Accounts  ASH/1763/9  Jul 1909 - Dec 1909

Accounts  ASH/1764/1  Jan 1910 - Jun 1910

Accounts  ASH/1765/1  Jul 1910 - Dec 1910

Accounts  ASH/1765/2  Jan 1911 - Jun 1911

Accounts  ASH/1765/3  Jul 1911 - Dec 1911

Accounts  ASH/1765/4  Jan 1912 - Jun 1912

Accounts  ASH/1765/5  Jul 1912 - Dec 1912

Accounts  ASH/1765/6  Jan 1913 - Jun 1913

Accounts  ASH/1765/7  Jul 1913 - Dec 1913

Accounts  ASH/1765/8  Jan 1914 - Jun 1914

Accounts  ASH/1765/9  Jul 1914 - Dec 1914

Accounts  ASH/1766/1  Jan 1915 - Jul 1915

Accounts  ASH/1767/1  Jul 1915 - Dec 1915

Accounts  ASH/1767/2  Jan 1916 - Jun 1916

Accounts  ASH/1767/3  Jul 1916 - Dec 1916

Accounts  ASH/1767/4  Jan 1917 - Jun 1917

Accounts  ASH/1767/5  Jul 1917 - Dec 1917

Accounts  ASH/1767/6  Jan 1918 - Jun 1918

Accounts  ASH/1767/9  Jul 1918 - Dec 1918

Accounts  ASH/1767/10  Jan 1919 - Jun 1919

Accounts  ASH/1767/11  Jul 1919 - Dec 1919

Accounts  ASH/1768/1  Jan 1920 - Jun 1920

Accounts  ASH/1769/1  Jul 1920 - Dec 1920

Accounts  ASH/1769/2  Jan 1921 - Jun 1921

Accounts  ASH/1769/3  Jul 1921 - Dec 1921

Accounts  ASH/1769/4  Jan 1922 - Jun 1922

Accounts  ASH/1769/5  Jul 1922 - Dec 1922

Accounts  ASH/1769/6  Jan 1923 - Jun 1923

Accounts  ASH/1769/7  Jul 1923 - Dec 1923

Accounts  ASH/1769/9  Jul 1924 - Dec 1924

Accounts  ASH/1770/1  Jan 1925 - Jun 1925

Accounts  ASH/1771/1  Jul 1925 - Dec 1925

Accounts  ASH/1771/2  Jan 1926 - Jun 1926

Accounts  ASH/1771/3  Jul 1926 - Dec 1926

Accounts  ASH/1771/4  Jan 1927 - Jun 1927

Accounts  ASH/1771/5  Jul 1927 - Dec 1927

Ledgers of receipts and payments  [no ref. or date]

Ledgers  ASH/1772  1841-1842

Ledgers  ASH/1773  1843-1846

Ledgers  ASH/1774  1846-1850

Ledgers  ASH/1775  1854-1858

Ledgers  ASH/1776  1858-1864

Ledgers  ASH/1777  1864-1870

Ledgers  ASH/1778  1870-1875

Ledgers  ASH/1779  1875-1878

Ledgers  ASH/1780  1878-1884

Ledgers  ASH/1781  1884-1888

Ledgers  ASH/1782  Jul 1888 - Jul 1892

Cash-books of receipts and payments  [no ref. or date]

Cash book  ASH/1783  1850-1855

Cash book  ASH/1784  1855-1859

Cash book  ASH/1785  1859-1864

Cash book  ASH/1786  1864-1869

Cash book  ASH/1787  1869-1874

Cash book  ASH/1788  1874-1879

Cash book  ASH/1789  1878-1883

Cash book  ASH/1790  1883-1888

Cash book  ASH/1791  1888

Cash book  ASH/1792  1888-1892

Day-books of estate, woods garden and sundries accounts kept by Anthony Tatlow  ASH/1800, 1801  1804-1810

2 vols

Contents:
Not detailed.

Day-book kept by Anthony Tatlow for farm, lime, ironworks, garden and sundries  ASH/1802  1805-1809

1 vol

Contents:
Also includes expenditure for the Welsh and Bed-fordshire estates.

General account kept by Anthony Tatlow, being an analysis for the Sussex, Welsh, and Bedfordshire estates  ASH/1803  1810-1813

1 vol

Bank Pass Book  ASH/1805  1835-1837

1 vol

Contents:
Smith Hilder & Co., Hastings, in account with William Moorman [recte Morrison], for estate purposes.

Abstract of payments (suppliers and trades only)  ASH/2027  1836-1851

1 vol

Contents:
In respect of household provisions, stables, servants' wages and board, labourers' wages. Includes expenditure for Sussex and London establishments.

Accounts kept by stewards  ASH/1799, 1806, 1807  1837

3 vols

Contents:
For Ashburnham Place, buildings, brickyard, gardens, park, roads, woods, game preserves, Agmerhurst Farm, etc.

Annual accounts of Messrs. Ellman & Whitmarsh, solicitors, Battle  ASH/1808  1837-1845

1 bundle

Contents:
Including final accounts of Thomas C. Bellingham, 1837-38, but mainly relating to the holding of manorial courts, purchase of lands, and estate business.

Accounts kept by Robert Hodgson  ASH/1809-1811  1838-1873

3 vols

Contents:
Details include payments in connection with estate, labour, purchase of seed, cattle, fodder; receipts include rent, sale of farm stock, some timber and hops.
These three vols. are probably part of the main system of book-keeping included in nos. 1640-1792 but are not so well kept and are likely to have been 'working' or draft copies.
1838-1840, 1857-1858, 1867-1873.

Abstract of Ashburnham Estate cash accounts for 3 or 7-year periods  ASH/1793-1796  1879-1892

4 docs

Bank Pass Book: London & County Banking Co., Battle, in account with the Ashburnham Estate  ASH/1812  1894-1897

1 vol

Receipts for tithes, quit-rents, land-tax, etc. [various properties]  ASH/1813  1765-1809

1 bundle

Receipts  ASH/1814  1840-1896

1 bundle

Contents:
For poor-rates, taxes on windows, servants, carriages, riding-horses, dogs, armorial bearings; a few receipts for purchases (including live fish); abstract of unpaid bills; memorandum on possible economies for Ashburnham Estate.

ESTATE ARCHIVES: FARM ACCOUNTS  [no ref. or date]

Accounts of untenanted farms  ASH/1983, 1984  1821-1835

2 vols

Farm stock sold; corn, cattle; supplies to game preserves  ASH/1985  1824-1836

1 vol

Farm payments  ASH/1988-1991  1829-1859

4 vols

Contents:
Stock; produce; labour costs at Netherfield Place, Herrings, Kamehithe, Padgham, Buckwell, Homested, Standard Hill, Haselden, and Giffords Farms.

Statement of number of beasts and sheep on Boreham Farm [in Wartling] and Ashburnham Place  ASH/1992  1831

1 doc

Notebook  ASH/1993  c. 1835

1 vol

Contents:
With details of condition of fields on farms on the Ashburnham Estate; indication of necessary work. Mostly written in pencil.

Accounts  ASH/1994-1996  1838-1886

3 vols

Contents:
Agmerhurst Farm account, 1838-51, and one vol. entitled Office Memo Agmerhurst, 1885', containing some accounts.

Abstract of farm accounts  ASH/1997  1841-1877

1 vol

Contents:
Not detailed.

Accounts kept by Benjamin Field  ASH/1998  1859-1863

1 vol

Contents:
For stock and poultry bought and sold; sheep-shearing; farriery, etc.

Increases and decreases in farm stock  ASH/1998a, 1999  1863-1879

2 vols

Corn and milling account  ASH/1999a  1872-1873

1 vol

ESTATE ARCHIVES: LABOUR ACCOUNTS  [no ref. or date]

Labour account  ASH/2629  1827-1831

1 vol

Contents:
Names only and payments; at reverse, details of faggots supplied, lambs put out to keep, and straw 'regulated' to the tenants.

Team Work account  ASH/2000  1828-1836

1 vol

Labour and team-work books  ASH/2009-2014  1839-1898

6 vols

Contents:
Arranged by weeks, giving names of men with details of work done each day:
Farms, 1839-42; 1882-83; 1886-88.
Mainly keepers and woodmen, 1878-80.
Garden and pleasure grounds, 1894-98.

Farm labourers' weekly wage sheets for nine weeks only  ASH/2017-2023a  1845-1847

9 docs

Notebook for weekly labour  ASH/2024  1876

1 vol

Contents:
No details.

Schedule of farm labourers' wages (Nov.)  ASH/2026  1886

1 doc

Road labourers' wages  ASH/2025  1883

1 doc

Contents:
Names, days worked (in fortnight ending 13 July), rate and total pay.

General accounts for iron works  [no ref.]  1756-1812


Related information: For accounts 1805-1807, 1810-1811, 1822-1823, see ASH 1856-1877.

Furnace day journal  ASH/1815  1756-1780

Furnace ledger  ASH/1816  1763-1792

Furnace day journal  ASH/1817  1780-1793

Furnace ledger  ASH/1818  1793-1798

Iron and lime ledger  ASH/1819  1793-1800

Iron works day book  ASH/1820  1798-1812

Iron works ledger  ASH/1821  1804-1812

Iron works accounts  ASH/1822  1812

Iron works accounts  ASH/1823  1813

Iron works accounts  ASH/1824  1814

Iron works accounts  ASH/1825  1815

Iron works accounts  ASH/1826  1816

Iron works accounts  ASH/1827  1817

Iron works accounts  ASH/1828  1818

Iron works accounts  ASH/1829  1819

Iron works accounts  ASH/1830  1820

Iron works accounts  ASH/1831  1821

Iron works accounts  ASH/1832  1825

Iron works accounts  ASH/1833  1827

Iron works accounts  ASH/1834  1816

Schedule of garden labourers' wages  ASH/2001  1831

1 doc

Carpenters' work books  ASH/2029-2033  1856-1864, 1874-1900

5 vols

Contents:
With brief details of work and cost; estate carpenters' [i.e. timber-yard] weekly wage books with daily analysis, 1878-1885.

ESTATE: IRON, LIME, AND BRICK ACCOUNTS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also Estate Archives: General Accounts

General accounts for lime works  ASH/1835-1844  1786-1812

10 vols

Day-books for lime works  ASH/1845-1853  1786-1812

9 vols

Annual accounts for Orchard Wood and Forest iron and lime works  ASH/1854-1882  1789-1829

29 bundles

Contents:
1789 Limeworks: statement of receipts, with balance.
1790-91 Limeworks: statements of payments and receipts, with balance.
1792 Limeworks and Ironstone: payments, limestone receipts, with balance.
1793-99 Limeworks and Furnace: payments, goods sold, limestone receipts, with balance.
1800, 1805-7, 1810, 1811 Lime-and Ironworks. Statements of receipts and monthly statements of disbursements. Vouchers to 1805 account settled in Jan. 1806; 16 May-31 Oct. 1807, particulars of lime sold.
28 Nov. 1807-1 Oct. 1808; 28 Nov. 1812-2 Jan. 1813 Statements of disbursements, with vouchers, incomplete, and summaries for 1812 and 1813.
1813-15 Monthly statement of disbursements, with some vouchers.
1816-29 Annual accounts for ironworks, with vouchers.

Brick and tile accounts  ASH/2028  1872-1874

1 vol

Contents:
Gives names of purchasers; quantities; prices.

Correspondence, accounts and other papers relating to the supply of bricks to Messrs. Peto Bros., builders, Pimlico, S.W  ASH/1496  1887

1 bundle

Orders for bricks and tiles ex Ashburnham brickyard  ASH/2034  1894

1 bundle

TENANCY AGREEMENTS  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Unless otherwise stated, the Earls of Ashburnham are letting the properties, and the agreements are usually on printed forms; a few of them have not been executed.

Lease for 3 years at an annual rent of £90  ASH/2101  9 Oct. 1779

Contents:
Charles Smith Mortimer of Eastbourne, to John Mepham of Ninfield, William Dunk and John Hallaway of Penhurst.
72a. in eight pieces adjoining Middle Bridge in Pevensey Level. Husbandry covenants.

Lease, by the year, at an annual rent of £23 4s  ASH/2102  25 Jan. 1787

Contents:
John King, land steward to John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham, to Thomas Cruttenden of Hooe.
29a. Called Northbynd Brooks and Northbynd Fields in Wartling. Husbandry covenants.

Lease, by the year, at an annual rent of £12  ASH/2103  1 Feb. 1787

Contents:
John King, land steward to John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham, to John Durrant of Tilly Farm, Wartling.
15a. Called Tilly Brook, Tuckers-brooks, and Tuckersfield in Wartling, Husbandry covenants.

Richard Drury  ASH/2104  29 Sept. 1827

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Netherfield in Battle.

William Fuller of Dallington  ASH/2105  3 Oct. 1831

Contents:
To build a house on forest land at Dallington.

Thomas, s. of Matthew Mann  ASH/2106  16 Aug. 1832

Contents:
Shopwood Farm in Battle.

Stephen Pettitt  ASH/2107  16 Aug. 1832

Contents:
Mills Farm in Wartling.

Thomas Burgess  ASH/2108  9 Sept. 1833

Contents:
Fields at North Binns [in Wartling].

Henry Richardson  ASH/2109  15 Nov. 1833

Contents:
Houses, gardens, etc., near Thornden in Ashburnham.

John Morris  ASH/2110  24 Mar. 1834

Contents:
Part of Graves's house [unidentified].

V. Morley  ASH/2111  24 Mar. 1834

Contents:
Part of Graves's house.

Thomas Alwood, sen  ASH/2112  24 Mar. 1834

Contents:
Part of Graves's house.

W. Burnes  ASH/2113  24 Mar. 1834

Contents:
Part of Graves's house

Samuel Sweetman  ASH/2114  24 Mar. 1834

Contents:
Part of Graves's house.

James Everest, jun  ASH/2115A  29 Oct. 1834

Contents:
Gardner Street Farm in Herstmonceux.

William Mitchell  ASH/2115B  Oct 1835

Contents:
Sprays farm, Penhurst

Peter Carey  ASH/2116  15 July 1836

Contents:
Parish Field in Hooe.

Thomas Jenner  ASH/2117  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Boreham Farm in Wartling.

John Shaw  ASH/2118  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Tenement, mill, etc., in Battle.

John Collins  ASH/2119  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Riccards Farm in Wartling.

Samuel Taylor of Dallington  ASH/2120  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Tenement, barns, lands, etc., in Dallington and Ashburnham.

Elizabeth Goldsmith  ASH/2121  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Standard Hill in Ninfield and Ashburnham.

Benjamin. Blackman  ASH/2122  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Grove Farm in Hooe, and Lords House Farm in Hooe.

William Dawes of Whatlington  ASH/2123  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Scotsham and Glaziers Forge Farms in Brightling and Burwash.

Alfred Dawes  ASH/2124  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Farm in Wartling.

Robert Pursglove  ASH/2125  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Sackville Farm in Herstmonceux.

William Lemon of Ashburnham  ASH/2126  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Comb Hill Farm in Ashburnham and Ninfield.

William Mitchell of Battle  ASH/2127  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Sprays Farm in Penhurst.

George Bray  ASH/2128  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Williams Farm in Wartling.

Stephen Pettitt  ASH/2129  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Farm in Wartling.

George Daws  ASH/2130  20 Sept. 1836

Contents:
John's Cross Farm in Mountfield.

23 Sept. 1837 James Jarman of Boreham  ASH/2131  22 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Tenement and smithy at Boreham Street in Wartling. James Jarman of Boreham: Part of Pillfield Farm in Wartling.

Peter Bourner of Ashburnham  ASH/2132  22 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Brigden Hill Farm in Ashburnham, Wartling and Herstmonceux.

Ann Adams of Catsfield  ASH/2133  22 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Potmans Farm in Ninfield and Catsfield.

James Everest  ASH/2134  22 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Buckle or Gardner Street Farm in Herstmonceux.

Charles Stollery  ASH/2135  22 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Brown Bread Street Farm in Ashburnham.

John Pattenden of Dallington  ASH/2136  22 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Batsford or Egypt and Lemons Farms in Dallington, Warbleton and Wartling.

Joseph Veness of Dallington  ASH/2137  22 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Buckwell Farm in Ashburnham and Dallington.

Cornelius Taylor  ASH/2138  22 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Henlys Bridge Cottage in Ashburnham.

Edward Hart of Boreham  ASH/2139  22 Sept. 1836

Contents:
North Bin in Wartling

Rose Fuller of Homestead  ASH/2140  24 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Tenement, barns, lands, etc., in Brightling, Battle and Dallington.

Robert. Pettitt  ASH/2141  24 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Tenement, barns, lands, etc., in Ashburnham.

Thomas Dann  ASH/2142  24 Sept. 1836

Contents:
High Homestead Farm in Warbleton.

John Carter  ASH/2143  24 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Foxhole Farm in Battle.

Henry Richardson  ASH/2144  24 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Ash Tree Inn and Farm in Ashburnham.

John Simes  ASH/2145  24 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Vinehall in Mountfield and Whatlington.

Thomas Veness  ASH/2146  24 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Ivy Lands Farm in Battle.

John Trill  ASH/2147  28 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Ace Land Farm in Dallington.

William Waite  ASH/2148  28 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Tenement and collar-maker's shop at Boreham in Wartling.

William Waite  ASH/2149  28 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Tenement and collar-maker's shop at Boreham in Wartling.

Edward Simes  ASH/2150  28 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Poundsford Farm in Burwash.

John Veness of Ashburnham  ASH/2151  29 Sept. 1836

Contents:
Court Lodge Farm in Ashburnham and Penhurst.

Thomas Marchant, jun  ASH/2152  -- Sept. 1836

Contents:
Westdown Farm in Burwash.

Elizabeth Tanner of Stevens Crouch  ASH/2153  -- Sept. 1836

Contents:
Tenement with wheelwright's shop in Catsfield.

John Isted  ASH/2154  28 Sept. 1837

Contents:
Pignole Farm in Ashburnham.

James Weston  ASH/2155  22 Dec. 1837

Contents:
Penhurst Church Farm.

Thomas Cook  ASH/2156  24 Sept. 1838

Contents:
Little Ponts Farm in Ashburnham

James Sellings  ASH/2157  24 Sept. 1838

Contents:
Thornden Farm in Ashburnham.

John Hackney  ASH/2158  28 Sept. 1838

Contents:
Pasture, etc. at Boreham in Wartling.

Thomas Cook  ASH/2159  28 Sept. 1838

Contents:
Little Ponts Farm in Ashburnham

Robert Kenward  ASH/2160  28 Sept. 1838

Contents:
Kitchenham Farm in Ninfield and Ashburnham.

Jesse Smith of Warbleton  ASH/2161  28 Sept. 1838

Contents:
Padgham Farm in Dallington and Warbleton.

Jesse Smith of Warbleton  ASH/2162  n.d

Contents:
Padgham Farm in Dallington and Warbleton, and part of Sackville Farm in Herstmonceux.

James Noakes  ASH/2163  28 Sept. 1838

Contents:
Reedlands Farm in Ashburnham.

Edward Noakes & Joseph Golden  ASH/2164  29 Sept. 1838

Contents:
Lattendens Farm in Ashburnham and Dallington.

George Lovell of Brightling  ASH/2165  9 July 1839

Contents:
Sprays Farm in Penhurst.

Charles Collins  ASH/2166  29 Sept. 1839

Contents:
Comb Hill Farm in Ashburnham and Ninfield.

William Britt, miller  ASH/2167  21 Oct. 1839

Contents:
Tenement and mill called Cox's Mill in Burwash and Dallington.

William Dawber of Elsham, co. Lincs  ASH/2168  8 May 1840

Contents:
Homestead Farm in Brightling, Battle and Dallington, and Netherfield Place Farm in Battle.

James Overy of Hawkhurst, co. Kent  ASH/2169  6 Sept. 1840

Contents:
Netherfield Place Farm in Battle and Hooe, and part of Woodsdale Farm in Battle.

Charles Jenner of Ninfield  ASH/2170  22 Sept. 1840

Contents:
Woodsdale Farm in Mountfield, Battle and Pevensey.

John Veness  ASH/2171  25 Sept. 1840

Contents:
Court Lodge Farm in Ashburnham, and 19a. marsh called North Hills in Hailsham.

Edward Simes  ASH/2172  -- Sept. 1840

Contents:
Tenement, barns, lands, etc. in Burwash.

Thomas Spray, labourer  ASH/2173  7 Oct. 1840

Contents:
Cottage in Penhurst.

William Dawes of Whatlington  ASH/2174  12 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Glaziers Forge and Scotsham. Farms in Brightling and Burwash.

Stephen Pettitt  ASH/2175  13 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Mills Farm in Wartling.

Thomas Danne  ASH/2176  15 Sept. 1841

Contents:
High Holmstead Farm in Warbleton.

Elizabeth Oxley  ASH/2177  18 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Cowden Farm in Wartling.

Philadelphia Hicks  ASH/2178  20 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Court Lodge or Wartling Hill Farm in Wartling.

Joseph Sinden of Catsfield  ASH/2179  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Tenements, smith's shop and land called Stevens Crouch in Catsfield and Peens Farm [in Penhurst].

John Isted  ASH/2180  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Pigknoll Farm in Ashburnham.

George Isted  ASH/2181  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Averys and Glydes Farms in Ashburnham.

George Sargent  ASH/2182  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Potmans Farm in Ninfield and Catsfield.

George Sargent  ASH/2183  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Potmans Farm in Ninfield and Catsfield.

Henry Richardson  ASH/2184  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Ash Tree Inn and Farm in Ashburnham.

Mildred Tanner  ASH/2185  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Tenement and wheelwright's shop in Catsfield.

Henry Ticehurst  ASH/2186  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Thorndale Farm [recte Thornden] in Ashburnham.

John Simes  ASH/2187  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Vine Hall Farm in Mountfield and Whatlington.

Charles Bowmer  ASH/2188  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Penhurst Hill Farm in Penhurst.

Joseph Veness of Dallington  ASH/2189  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Buckwell Farm in Ashburnham and Dallington.

John Carter  ASH/2190  25 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Fox Hole and Kamehithe Farms in Battle.

George Bray  ASH/2191  26 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Williams Farm in Wartling.

Thomas Jenner  ASH/2192  27 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Boreham Street Farm in Wartling.

J. & S. Blackman  ASH/2193  27 Sept. 1841

Contents:
The Grove and Lords House Farms in Hooe.

Thomas Veness  ASH/2194  29 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Joy Land Farm in Battle.

Robert Pursglove  ASH/2195  29 Sept. 1841

Contents:
Sackville Farm in Herstmonceux.

John Smith of Sedlescombe  ASH/2196  13 Sept. 1842

Contents:
Hazelden Farm in Dallington and Pevensey.

Robert Pursglove  ASH/2197  15 Sept. 1842

Contents:
Boreham Street Farm in Wartling and Pevensey.

George Dawes  ASH/2198  25 Sept. 1842

Contents:
John's Cross Farm in Mountfield.

James Drury  ASH/2199  29 Sept. 1842

Contents:
Tenement and garden in Netherfield Down near Brook Gate.

William Harmer  ASH/2200  -- 1843

Contents:
Tenement and garden in Brown Bread Street in Ashburnham.

William Mitchell  ASH/2201  8 Aug. 1843

Contents:
Beerhouse and land in Battle.

Isaac Mannington  ASH/2202  9 Aug. 1843

Contents:
Woodsdale Farm in Mountfield, Battle and Pevensey.

Isaac Mannington of Waldron  ASH/2203  9 Aug. 1843

Contents:
John's Cross Farm in Mountfield and Hooe.

William Dawber  ASH/2204  27 Sept. 1843

Contents:
Netherfield Place Farm in Battle and Hooe, and part of Woodsdale Farm in Battle.

Thomas Marchant, jun. of Burwash  ASH/2205  29 Sept. 1843

Contents:
Giffords Farm in Dallington, Brightling, Herstmonceux and Pevensey.

Thomas Easton of Battle  ASH/2206  29 Sept. 1843

Contents:
Homestead Farm in Battle, Brightling and Pevensey.

Thomas Simmons of Warbleton  ASH/2207  29 Sept. 1843

Contents:
Pear Tree or Dalvys Farm and Foords Farm in Warbleton and Ashburnham.

William Winchester  ASH/2208  10 Oct. 1843

Contents:
Tenement and garden at Thornden in Ashburnham.

John Jenner  ASH/2209  10 Oct. 1843

Contents:
Montague Cottage at Boreham in Wartling.

John Winchester  ASH/2210  13 Feb. 1844

Contents:
Megshole Cottage in Ashburnham.

Charles Jenner of Brightling  ASH/2211  26 Aug. 1844

Contents:
Linghams Farm in Ashburnham and Pevensey.

William Waters  ASH/2212  26 Mar. 1845

Contents:
Cottage and garden at John's Cross in Mountfield.

Robert Partridge of Kirtling, co. Cambs  ASH/2213  2 Sept. 1845

Contents:
Court Lodge Farm in Ashburnham, Penhurst and Pevensey.

James and Charles Burfield, jun., of Hastings, Brewers  ASH/2214  26 Sept. 1845

Contents:
White Hart Inn at Netherfield.

Jesse Oliver of Bexhill  ASH/2215  29 Sept. 1845

Contents:
Reedlands Farm in Ashburnham and Herstmonceux.

William Veness  ASH/2216  19 Dec. 1846

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Netherfield in Battle.

Thomas Paine  ASH/2217  29 Sept. 1847

Contents:
Land in Callice Wood in Battle.

John Hook of Waldron  ASH/2218  29 Sept. 1847

Contents:
Lattindens Farm in Ashburnham, Dallington and Willingdon.

Elizabeth Goldsmith of Ninfield  ASH/2219  29 Sept. 1847

Contents:
Standard Hill Farm in Ashburnham, Ninfield, and Pevensey.

Richard Howe  ASH/2220  14 April 1848

Contents:
Cottage and garden at the Forge in Ashburnham.

John Smith  ASH/2221  18 May 1848

Contents:
Haselden Farm in Dallington and Brightling, and marsh in Pevensey.

Robert Partridge  ASH/2222  29 Sept. 1848

Contents:
Lattindens Farm in Ashburnham and Dallington.

James Butcher of Guestling  ASH/2223  16 Oct. 1848

Contents:
Watkins Down Farm in Heathfield, Warbleton and Burwash.

William Veness  ASH/2224  30 Oct. 1848

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Netherfield in Battle.

Thomas Crouch  ASH/2225  30 Oct. 1848

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Netherfield in Battle.

Joseph Golden  ASH/2226  28 Nov. 1848

Contents:
Land near Brown Bread Street in Ashburnham.

Isaac Mannington  ASH/2227  9 Feb. 1849

Contents:
Fen Farm in Mountfield and Salehurst.

William Noakes  ASH/2228  13 June 1849

Contents:
Marshland in Willingdon.

James Cane  ASH/2229  29 Aug. 1849

Contents:
Netherfield Place Farm in Battle and Hooe.

Thomas Easton  ASH/2230  11 Sept. 1849

Contents:
Part of Wickhams Marsh in Pevensey.

Henry Ticehurst of Ashburnham  ASH/2231  29 Sept. 1849

Contents:
Part of Lattindens Farm in Ashburnham and Dallington.

Edward Watson  ASH/2232  9 Oct. 1849

Contents:
Sackville Farm in Herstmonceux.

William Ticehurst  ASH/2233  29 Jan. 1850

Contents:
Tenement and garden at Thornden in Ashburnham.

William Ticehurst  ASH/2234  29 Jan. 1850

Contents:
½a. ground at Thornden in Ashburnham.

Edward Carter  ASH/2235  13 Apr. 1850

Contents:
Penhurst Church Farm in Penhurst and marsh in Pevensey.

Humphrey Carpenter of Ninfield  ASH/2236  10 Aug. 1850

Contents:
Standard Hill Farm in Ashburnham, Ninfield, and Pevensey.

Charles Simes  ASH/2237  28 Sept. 1850

Contents:
Vine Hall Farm in Mountfield, Pevensey and Whatlington.

Daniel Wood  ASH/2238  4 Dec. 1850

Contents:
Part of Betty's Wood in Dallington.

Reuben Burchell  ASH/2239  11 Dec. 1850

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Netherfield in Battle.

George Stapley  ASH/2240  14 Jan. 1851

Contents:
Haselden Farm in Dallington and Brightling, and marsh in Pevensey.

Stephen Hollands  ASH/2241  21 Feb. 1851

Contents:
Cottage and garden near Netherfield Toll in Battle.

Caleb Clarke  ASH/2242  11 Apr. 1851

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Brown Bread Street in Ashburnham.

John Pook  ASH/2243  8 Sept. 1851

Contents:
Part of a cottage and land called Puddle Dock in Wartling.

Samuel Taylor  ASH/2244  25 Sept. 1851

Contents:
Farm, lands, cottages, etc., in Dallington and Ashburnham.

William Barden  ASH/2245  15 Nov. 1851

Contents:
Backyard Cottage at the Forge in Ashburnham.

Henry Winchester  ASH/2246  15 Nov. 1851

Contents:
Cottage at Court Hill in Ninfield.

John Smallfield of Wittersham, co. Kent  ASH/2247  1 Sept. 1852

Contents:
Barn and land called Begham at Herstmonceux [let by James Geo. Langham of Hastings.]

John Smallfield of Wittersham, co. Kent  ASH/2248  1 Sept. 1852

Contents:
Buckle or Gardner Street Farm in Herstmonceux and Biddingham Marsh in Hailsham.

William Perigoe of Hellingly  ASH/2249  29 Sept. 1852

Contents:
Pear Tree Farm in Warbleton and Ashburnham, Stonestreets Land (part of Bergden Hill Farm), and other land in Ashburnham.

George Lovell, jun  ASH/2250  29 Sept. 1852

Contents:
Penhurst Church Farm in Penhurst and marsh in Pevensey.

William Perigoe  ASH/2251  6 Nov. 1852

Contents:
Front part of Standard Hill House in Ninfield.

George Kenward of Brightling  ASH/2252  30 Mar. 1853

Contents:
Kitchenham Farm in Ashburnham, Ninfield and Pevensey.

Sarah, Henry and Joseph Potten of Heathfield  ASH/2253  5 July 1853

Contents:
West Down Farm in Burwash.

Samuel Smith  ASH/2254  16 Sept. 1853

Contents:
Penhurst Church Farm in Penhurst.

Thomas Haselden  ASH/2255  29 Sept. 1853

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Ponts Green in Ashburnham.

Edward Lansdell  ASH/2256  29 Sept. 1853

Contents:
Giffords Farm in Dallington, Brightling, Herstmonceux and Pevensey and lands part of Haselden Farm in Brightling.

Moses Body of Northiam  ASH/2257  31 Oct. 1853

Contents:
Brigden Hill Farm in Ashburnham, Wartling and Herstmonceux.

James Winchester  ASH/2258  20 Feb. 1854

Contents:
Cottage called Penhurst New Cottages in Penhurst.

Richard Kenward of Hailsham  ASH/2259  2 June 1854

Contents:
Linghams Farm in Ashburnham and Pevensey.

Thomas Butcher  ASH/2260  7 June 1854

Contents:
Homestead Farm in Battle, Brightling, and Pevensey.

William Goldsmith of Salehurst  ASH/2261  1 Aug. 1854

Contents:
Little Sprays Farm in Dallington and Brightling.

James Pinyon of Ashburnham  ASH/2262  29 Sept. 1854

Contents:
Part of Boreham Farm in Wartling and Pevensey.

Stephen Baker  ASH/2263  6 Nov. 1854

Contents:
Swan Inn at Hoods Corner in Dallington and land (part of Haselden). With Bill of Sale of furniture, etc., in the said Inn.

Thomas Collins  ASH/2264  7 Sept. 1855

Contents:
Fields near the Three Cups in Warbleton.

James Smith  ASH/2265  18 Sept. 1855

Contents:
Cottage and land (part of Ellis's Wood and Strawberry Wood) near the Three Cups on Dallington Forest in Warbleton.

R. Stevens  ASH/2266  18 Sept. 1855

Contents:
Land on Dallington Forest in Warbleton.

George Isted, jun  ASH/2267  24 Sept. 1855

Contents:
Forest land in Dallington.

George Pilbeam  ASH/2268  24 Sept. 1855

Contents:
Part of Coneyburrow Wood in Dallington.

James Sinden of Battle  ASH/2269  29 Sept. 1855

Contents:
Rabbits Farm in Warbleton.

Nathan Tedham  ASH/2270  29 Sept. 1855

Contents:
Brown Bread Street Farm in Ashburnham.

James Goldsmith  ASH/2271  26 Dec. 1855

Contents:
Part of Rushlake Coppice in Warbleton.

James Sinden  ASH/2272  27 Dec. 1855

Contents:
Rabbits Farm in Warbleton.

Edward Lansdell of Dallington  ASH/2273  31 Dec. 1855

Contents:
Cold Harbour Farm in Brightling.

George Isted  ASH/2274  3 Nov. 1856

Contents:
Land near Cox's Mill in Brightling.

David Hobden  ASH/2275  25 May 1857

Contents:
Part of Wickham's Marsh in Pevensey.

James Foster (late of Newcastle upon Tyne)  ASH/2276  14 Aug. 1857

Contents:
Standard Hill Farm in Ninfield, Ashburnham and Pevensey.

James Foster (late of Newcastle upon Tyne)  ASH/2277  14 Aug. 1857

Contents:
Standard Hill Farm in Ninfield, Ashburnham and Pevensey.

Charles Bowmer  ASH/2278  29 Sept. 1857

Contents:
Little Beech Farm in Penhurst.

Moses Body of Northiam  ASH/2279  3 Oct. 1857

Contents:
Marshland in Willingdon.

Aaron Cloke  ASH/2280  9 Apr. 1858

Contents:
Cottage at Netherfield let to Edwin Morris.

Thomas Hook  ASH/2281  30 Apr. 1858

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Netherfield in Battle.

John Nightingale  ASH/2282  21 May 1858

Contents:
Giffords Farm in Dallington, Brightling, Herstmonceux and Pevensey, and lands let with Haselden Farm in Brightling.

Thomas Bourne of Salehurst  ASH/2283  27 Aug. 1858

Contents:
Boreham Farm, New Barn Land and Williams Land in Wartling and Pevensey.

Thomas Cuthbert  ASH/2284  8 Aug. 1860

Contents:
Blacksmith's shop, cottage and land part of Potters farm, and brookland called Jarretts Brook part of Boreham Farm [in Wartling]

Herbert Wrenn of Battle  ASH/2285  8 Aug. 1860

Contents:
Padgham Farm in Dallington, Warbleton and Hooe.

Thomas Hook, jun  ASH/2286  14 Dec. 1860

Contents:
Penhurst Field Cottages in Penhurst.

Thomas Cuthbert  ASH/2287  23 Jan. 1861

Contents:
Cottage, garden, blacksmith's shop at Boreham Street in Wartling, and North Binn Meadow.

Marianne McArthur  ASH/2288  20 May 1861

Contents:
Cottage, garden and furniture in Catsfield.

Thomas Bourne of Brixton, co. Surrey  ASH/2289  29 Sept. 1861

Contents:
Tenement, mill, lands, etc., in Battle.

William Cobett Mighell of Barking, co. Essex  ASH/2290  8 Oct. 1861

Contents:
Standard Hill Farm in Ninfield, Ashburnham, and Pevensey.

James Hobday  ASH/2291  25 Jan. 1862

Contents:
Penhurst Field Cottages in Penhurst.

Richard Ratcliff of Hartfield  ASH/2292  4 July 1862

Contents:
Standard Hill Farm in Ninfield, Ashburnham, and Pevensey.

Obadiah Wickens  ASH/2293  30 July 1862

Contents:
Haselden Farm in Dallington, Brightling and Pevensey.

Albert Creasey  ASH/2294  7 Jan. 1863

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Buckdown in Battle.

William Hollands  ASH/2295  29 June 1863

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Netherfield.

William Rich  ASH/2296  22 Sept. 1863

Contents:
Basgroves Farm [unidentified].

James Pearce  ASH/2297  28 Sept. 1863

Contents:
Land near the Marlpits, part of Comb Hill Farm, in Catsfield and Ashburnham.

Thomas Amos of Heathfield  ASH/2298  28 July 1864

Contents:
Herrings Farm in Dallington, Ashburnham, and Herstmonceux.

James Judge  ASH/2299  12 Jan. 1865

Contents:
Four Acre Wood near the Three Cups [in Warbleton].

Edward Hollands  ASH/2300  30 Apr. 1866

Contents:
Cottage and garden [no details].

Robert Harmer  ASH/2301  20 Sept. 1866

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Thornden in Ashburnham.

G. Isted  ASH/2302  8 Oct. 1866

Contents:
Field at Halesdown Down in Dallington.

Job Cook  ASH/2303  16 Oct. 1866

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Pontsgreen in Ashburnham.

Thomas Vitler  ASH/2304  25 Oct. 1866

Contents:
Cottage called Lords House in Hooe.

Jesse Martin  ASH/2305  17 Sept. 1867

Contents:
Foxhole Farm in Battle.

William Hicks  ASH/2306  28 Sept. 1867

Contents:
Court Lodge or Wartling Hill Farm in Wartling.

Alexander Mackenzie of Brightling  ASH/2307  29 Jan. 1868

Contents:
Homestead Farm in Battle, Brightling, and Pevensey.

Jesse Head  ASH/2308  27 Feb. 1868

Contents:
Comb Hill Farm in Ninfield and Ashburnham.

William Duncan of Aberdeen  ASH/2309  6 May 1868

Contents:
Giffords Farm in Dallington, Brightling, Herstmonceux and Pevensey. With agreement to take outgoing tenants inventory.

John Turley of East Guldeford, nr. Rye  ASH/2310  25 July 1868

Contents:
Netherfield Place and Ivyland Farms in Battle, Pevensey, and Hooe.

Joseph Flawn of Mark Cross, Frant  ASH/2311  12 Sept. 1868

Contents:
Haselden Farm in Dallington, Brightling and Pevensey.

David and Henry Edwards  ASH/2312  16 April 1869

Contents:
Watkins Down Farm in Burwash and Heathfield.

William Duncan of Dallington  ASH/2313  20 April 1869

Contents:
Egmerhurst Farm in Ashburnham and Catsfield, and Dowles Marsh in Pevensey.

Thomas Stubberfield of Ninfield, grocer  ASH/2314  9 June 1869

Contents:
Comb Hill Farm in Ashburnham, Ninfield and Catsfield.

Michael Isted  ASH/2315  10 Sept. 1869

Contents:
Allotment at Brown Bread Street in Ashburnham.

Samuel Hallett of Mayfield  ASH/2316  6 Oct. 1869

Contents:
Court Lodge Farm in Ashburnham and Penhurst.

John Styles of Five Ashes in Mayfield  ASH/2317  -- 1871

Contents:
Giffords Farm in Dallington, Brightling, Herstmonceux and Pevensey.

William Tickner  ASH/2318  -- 1871

Contents:
Part of Boreham Farm in Wartling and Pevensey.

Elizabeth Golden  ASH/2319  9 April 1872

Contents:
Ashburnham Brewery.

Charles Drury  ASH/2320  16 Dec. 1872

Contents:
Cottage and garden at Netherfield in Battle.

Moses Body  ASH/2321  Sept. 1873

Contents:
Part of Slivericks Farm called Cinder Hill in Dallington, and 39a. marshland in Willingdon.

William Perigoe  ASH/2322  11 Sept. 1873

Contents:
Pear Tree Farm and part of Brigden Hill Farm in Warbleton, Ashburnham and Herstmonceux.

Levi Lade  ASH/2323  20 Sept. 1873

Contents:
Egypt Farm in Warbleton, Dallington and Pevensey.

Albert Geering  ASH/2324  25 Sept. 1873

Contents:
Coxes Mill and land in Burwash and Dallington.

William Noakes  ASH/2325  26 Sept. 1873

Contents:
Slivericks Farm in Dallington and Ashburnham excluding Cinder Hill and marsh in Willington.

William Noakes  ASH/2326  26 Sept. 1873

Contents:
Slivericks Farm in Dallington and Ashburnham excluding Cinder Hill and marsh in Willingdon.

Benjamin Haselden  ASH/2327  26 Sept. 1873

Contents:
Averys Farm in Ashburnham.

Samuel Taylor, sen  ASH/2328  28 Sept. 1873

Contents:
Hylands Farm in Dallington.

Thomas Mercer, jun  ASH/2329  15 June 1874

Contents:
Cottage and garden near Woodscorner in Dallington.

William Styles of Meers Farm in Mayfield  ASH/2330  22 June 1874

Contents:
Agmerhurst Farm in Ashburnham and Catsfield, and Dowles Marsh in Pevensey.

Alfred Cramp of Bexhill  ASH/2331  25 July 1874

Contents:
Lattindens Farm in Ashburnham and Dallington, and Nine Acre Marsh in Wartling.

George Pratt & Abraham Rogers of Rotherfield  ASH/2332  3 Aug. 1876

Contents:
Homestead Farm in Battle, Brightling and Pevensey.

Mark Hunsted  ASH/2333  13 Feb. 1877

Contents:
Pignoll Farm in Ashburnham.

John Simpson of Cuckfield  ASH/2334  17 June 1880

Contents:
Slivericks Farm in Ashburnham and Dallington.

Leonard and Dennis Dallaway of Herstmonceux  ASH/2335  26 June 1884

Contents:
Padgham Farm in Warbleton and Dallington, and marshland in Hooe.

George Kenward  ASH/2336  n.d. [19th century]

Contents:
Linghams Farm in Ashburnham and Pevensey.

George York, of Brede  ASH/2337  Post 1875

Contents:
Conster Farm in Beckley [let by Edward Pennefather of Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin].

John Trill  ASH/2338  n.d. [19th century]

Contents:
Ace Land Farm in Dallington.

John Trill  ASH/2339  n.d. [19th century]

Contents:
Ace Land Farm in Dallington.

John Vigor  ASH/2340  n.d. [19th century]

Contents:
Tenement, lands, etc., in Brightling and Dallington.

John Shaw  ASH/2341  n.d. [19th century]

Contents:
Tenement, lands, etc., in Battle.

John Burgess  ASH/2342  c. 1887

Contents:
Farm in Warbleton and Dallington.

Ejectment order  ASH/2343  n.d. [19th century]

Contents:
Against James Parkhurst of Burwash. signed by two justices

Agreement  ASH/2344  25 March 1843

Contents:
Of Treyton Christmas to give up Coach Road Field and the Two Acres [unidentified].

Notice to Stephen Baker  ASH/2345  22 March 1856

Contents:
Of seizure of goods at the Swan Inn, Hoods Corner, Dallington, for rent owing.

Consent  ASH/2346  1 Oct. 1857

Contents:
Of Mary Ann Christmas to retention of goods distrained for rent.

Guarantee  ASH/2347  15 Sept. 1864

Contents:
Of William Waite to be responsible for arrears of rent due from Francis Waite.

List of missing agreements of the small tenants  ASH/2348  Dec. 1865

Notice to John Carter  ASH/2349  22 March 1866

Contents:
To quit Netherfield Toll in Battle.

Agreement  ASH/2350  15 Sept. 1883

Contents:
Of William Pagden re notice to quit Little Pale Farm in Warbleton and Farthings in Ashburnham.

Agreement  ASH/2351  n.d. [19th century]

Contents:
Of Peter Bourner re Chequer Brook (part of Brigden Hill Farm in Ashburnham. Wartling and Herstmonceux).

ESTATE: MAINTENANCE OF PROPERTY; MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Agreement  ASH/2073  1824

1 doc

Contents:
For building a cottage near 'Byer Engine'. [Location unknown.]

Genealogical notes about the Message family, and estimate for the repair of their tenement at Potters Green, Dallington  ASH/2074-2076  1840

3 docs

Estimate by Upfield for iron water-wheel at Ashburnham water works  ASH/2077  1872

1 doc

Sun Fire Office policy  ASH/4049  1877

1 doc

Contents:
Issued to Lady Sarah Joanna Webster in respect of cottages at Battle.

Specifications by Henry Leech for work on two cottages at Boreham  ASH/2078  late 19th cent

1 doc

Printed directions for maintaining Taylor's Patent Warm Air and Smoke Consuming Grate  ASH/2079  n.d. [19th century]

1 doc

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION: CARTULARIES, TERRIERS. VALUATIONS, AND SURVEYS  [no ref. or date]

'A Particular of the Lands belonging to Ashburnham-place with their measurement  ASH/1165  1652

1 doc

Contents:
July 8. 1652.'

Evidence Book  ASH/1166  c. 1679

1 vol

Contents:
'A Chartulary or Evidence Book wherein is an abstract of ye writings belonging to ye estate of John Ashburnham Esqr of Ashburnham in ye several Countyes of Sussex Bedford Devonshire Wilts Dorestshire Brecknockshire Carmarthenshire and Glamorganshire'. Index of persons and places; at end, six descents of Ashburnham and Vaughan families.

Terrier  ASH/1167  1695-1698

1 vol

Contents:
'Terrar of all the Upp Land Farmes being part off the Estate of the Right Honoble The Lord Ashburnham in the County of Sussex 1698 1699. By W.A.' Names of farms, with fields, acreages, and state of cultivation.

'Tables of Contents of the Fields &c. on the Estate of the Right Honourable Earl of Ashburnham. In Sussex, with References to the Map of the same. Janry [...] 1766'  ASH/1168  1766

1 vol


Related information: [ASH 4470]

Contents:
Names of farms and occupiers, names of some fields, acreages, and reference numbers to map

Particular of Mrs. Elizabeth Rogers' estate in Ashburnham, taken from a survey of 1720  ASH/1169  c. 1770

1 doc

Contents:
Field-names, with variants, and acreages.

Valuations  ASH/2400-2414  1773-1866

15 docs

Contents:
Valuation of Kemhithe Farm, Battle, belonging to Wm. Markwick, 1773; valuation of copyhold timber-Edw. Ades of Sedlescombe to John King of Ashburnham, 1788; account of taxes on land late Mortimers, 1789-1790; particulars of Pelham Estates in Warbleton, Dallington, Brightling, Burwash, Hellingly, Hailsham and Wartling, and manors of Dallington, Burwash, Burghurst, Warlington, Wartling, Cowden, Chiddingly, and Hellingly. n.d.; particulars of Beach Furnace Farm in Battle and Penhurst, n.d.; valuation of timber on farm in Hooe in occupation of Benj. Blackman, 1793; list of land purchased 1757--1808; division of Sussex woods, n.d.; valuation of timber & [...] Vinehall estate in Mountfield sold to Mr. Adamson, 1866; rents received or due. 1800-1801; tender for bricks, 1813.

'The Particulars of the Estate s in the County of Sussex belonging to the Right Hon. The Earl of Ashburnham as they were Occupied at Michaelmas, 1797 and 1800'  ASH/1170, 1171  1797-1800

2 vols


Related information: For the Map, See ASH 4454

Contents:
By J. Pennington. Arranged by parishes; names of farms and occupiers; field-names and acreages with reference number to maps.

Copy of the Survey of the Boundaries of the Hundreds of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1579  ASH/1171a  c. 1800

1 vol

Book of Reference to an Estate in Ashburnham and Dallington, the property of John Randoll Esqr. by Thomas Gibson, junr., Surveyor  ASH/1172  1817

1 vol


Related information: For Map See ASH/4404

Contents:
About 291a. in nine parcels; farm-and field-names.

Survey and Valuation  ASH/1173  1830

1 vol

Contents:
'A Survey and Valuation of the Estates in Sussex Comprising Ashburnham Place & Park and Sundry Farms, Lands & Premises situate in the Respective Parishes of Ashburnham, Battle, Brightling, Burwash, Dallington, Hailsham, Heathfield, Herstmonceux, Hooe, Ninfield, Penhurst, Pevensey, Wartling, Warbleton & Willingdon, the property of the Right Honble the Earl of Ashburnham.' [By Edward Driver.] Detailed report and observations (331 pp.) on estate management, woods, lands, manors, etc., with details of rents and other profits.

Observations on Edward Driver's report, 1830  ASH/1164  1830

1 doc


Related information: [See no. ASH/1173].

A Numerical Terrier of Ashburnham Estate, Sussex  ASH/1174  1834

1 vol


Related information: [ASH 4471]

Contents:
[By Edward Driver.] 13,616a. in 2,022 lots. Field-names; state of cultivation; reference numbers to map

Valuations of tenants' property on farms, with occasional receipts  ASH/1175  1835-1881

1 bundle

List of fields (94a.) in Mills's Farm, Wartling, and some unidentified fields probably in the Warbleton-Herstmonceux area  ASH/1176, 1777  c. 1840

2 docs

Description of Rabbits Farm in Dallington  ASH/1596  c. 1850

1 doc

Extent of Giffords Farm in Dallington, Brightling, Herstmonceux and Pevensey  ASH/4444  c. 1865

1 doc

Contents:
Field-names, acreages, and state of cultivation.

ESTATE: MAPS AND PLANS  [no ref. or date]

ASHBURNHAM AND NINFIELD  ASH/4373  1635

24 x 26½.

Contents:
An Exact Survey of certayn lands & tenementes lyeing in Nenuill & Ashburnham & peculierly belonging by propper Ryght unto Thomas Lvxford gent. taken in Anno 1635 by me Gyles Burton. 20 in to 1 m.
506a. In S. of Ashburnham and N.W. of Ninfield all E. of the Ash Bourne. No field-names, but fields are numbered to correspond with a key now lost; names of adjacent owners or properties. Shows Lower Standardhill Farm in 'Hassoke Streete', and Kitchenham in perspective view; Boreham Bridge; hop garden. Nearly every field contains either sheep, cattle or horses, and drovers with their rods. Finely-drawn and coloured map with simple quatrefoil border; cartouche in debased Jacobean style with blank shield above; gilding on dividers surmounting scale.

BATTLE  ASH/4377  c1674

19 x 19.

Contents:
1639 (RE-DRAWN 1674)
A Copy of a Map of the Netherfield Manor Farm, first surveyed and plotted by Robertus Rogers Anno 1639 & replotted by Geo. Ridgeway Anno 1674. 26.6 in. to 1 m.
About 370a. in N.W. of Battle. Field-names. Shows Ivyland Farm and Netherfield Place Farm and The Upper Netherfield or Hay's Farm House with buildings in perspective view. Shows pound and beacon.

HERSTMONCEUX  ASH/4374  1649

12½ x 29.

Contents:
Land Lyeing in Herstmonsex and Wartling and peculierly belonging to Thomas Luxforde taken in the yeare of our Lord 1649 being then High Shreeue of the County of Sussex then taken I say be mee Gyles Burton practitioner in some of ye Mathematiks. 8 in. to 1 m.
111a. In extreme E. of Herstmonceux with small area in W. of Wartling due S. of Bodlestreet Green. Shows a few houses and barns in perspective view.

ASHBURNHAM  ASH/4375  c. 1650

10 x 15.

Contents:
[No title, surveyor or scale.] About 20 in. to 1 m.
72a. in S.E. of Ashburnham. Names of adjacent owners. Shows three buildings in elevation. A crude, uninformative map, decorated with fruit in the corners.

UNIDENTIFIED  ASH/4436  c. 1650

20 x 15.

Contents:
[No title, surveyor or scale.]
About 73a. of which 29a. were sown with oats at the time the map was made. Field-names. Drawing of a running hare.

MOUNTFIELD  ASH/4376  1668

23½ x 27½

Contents:
Lands of John Dunk gent being part of the Mannor of Ferne and other lands called by the name of Johns-cross-land. Survoy'd, and made by us Richard Leader, and George Ridgway March 1668. About 6½ in. to 1 m.
About 275a. in N. of Mountfield and very small area in extreme S.E. of Salehurst. Field-names (including 'The dilicate field, Upper and Lower lording tree fields'); names of adjacent owners. Buildings (some with names of occupiers) drawn in elevation. Crudely-drawn map with roads coloured pink and Tudor rose in centre of compass-rose; some traces of gilding on dividers surmounting scale and cartouche containing title.

CATSFIELD AND BATTLE  ASH/4378  1674

29 x 33

Contents:
A Plat of certaine Lands holden of the Mannor of Broomham lyeinge in the seuerall Parrishes of Battell Catesfeild & Wartlinge. [Surveyor unknown.] About 20 in. to 1 m.
About 355a. mainly in extreme N.W. of Catsfield and W. centre of Battle. Names of adjacent lands or owners. Shows 'Agmonherst' house and a few other buildings in elevation. Table of properties (Coopers Meade; Boreham Meade; Downelands; Kemhide; Stackenden; Allans, Allanwood and Row Croft; Agmondherst; Longedowne) with numerical key. A crudely-drawn map wrongly orientated.

NINFIELD  ASH/4379  1689

42½ x 26 (greatest width).

Contents:
Stander hill Farme in nindfeild made for georg luxford Esqr by me Edward Coleman. 6.6 in. to 1 m.
351a. In N.W. of parish on either side of the Boreham Street--Ninfield road. Field-names; names of adjacent owners or properties. Lower Standardhill Farm and buildings roughly drawn in elevation; shows mill-pond. Crudely-drawn map with heavy border in green and red.

ASHBURNHAM  ASH/4380  1708

28½ x 30.

Contents:
A Farme of George Luxfords Esqr Knowne By the name of Kitchenham. By me Stephen Cooper. 6.6 in. to 1 m.
268a. In S. centre of Ashburnham. Field-names. Buildings drawn in elevation. Border and cartouche decorated with crudely-coloured individual flowers. Achievement of arms of Luxford, Or on a pile azure three boars' heads couped of the first; crest, A wolf's head argent, erased at the neck gules, holding in the mouth a spear or, headed of the first.

ASHBURNHAM  ASH/4381  1717

24 x 26.

Contents:
Land Adjoyning & belonging to ye Mansion House at Ashburnham being supe; Seat of ye Right Honnourable Iohn Lord Ashburnham Baron of Ashburnham Surveyed and Described by me Edward Elphick. About 20 in. to 1 m.
398a. In E. of Ashburnham, now part of Ashburnham Park. Field-names. Shows mansion (with court, gardens, pheasant and drying yards), church, vicarage, and several other houses and buildings in perspective view or elevation; Burwash Wood (now Burrage Wood) with rides and paths; Beenys Green (now lost). Finely-drawn map, but with indifferent cartouche and border decoration.

PENHURST  ASH/4382  1717

31 x 26.

Contents:
Land scituate in Penhurst being a part of the possession of the Rt. Honble. Iohn Lord Ashburnham Baron of Ashburnha'. Now in ye tenture & occupation of Peter Gower Iunr. [No surveyor, but by Edward Elphick, About 26.6 in. to 1 m.
189a. In N. of Penhurst being the present Great Spray's Farm. Field-names: names of adjacent owners. Shows farm-house and buildings in elevation.

PENHURST  ASH/4383  1717

25 x 21.

Contents:
Land Scituate in Penhurst Being a part of ye Estate of The Rt. Honble. Iohn Ld. Ashburnham Baron of Ashburnham Now in the Tenure and Occupatio' of Iohn Payn Surveyed and described by me Edward Elphick. About 26.6 in. to 1 m.
33a. In S. of parish. Field-names. Buildings in elevation or perspective view Gilding on dividers surmounting scale.

PENHURST  ASH/4384  1717

24 x 21.

Contents:
Land in Penhurst Being A part of the Estate of The Rt. Honble. Iohn Ld. Ashburnham Baron of Ashburnham. Now in ye tenure and occupation of Tho. Lulham. Edward Elphick Surveyor Anno Salutis 1717 Etatis 29. About 26.6 in. to 1 m.
46a. In S. of parish, immediately W. of the Ash Bourne and N. of Ashburnham Park, being the present Penhurst Hill Farm. Field-names; names of adjacent owners or lands. Shows houses and barn in elevation. Gilding on dividers surmounting scale.

PENHURST  ASH/4385  1717

27 x 21.

Contents:
Land in Penhurst Now in the Possession of the Rt. Honble. John.Ld. Ashburnham Baron of Ashburnham now in ye Occupation of Samuel Ticehurst. Edward Elphick, Surveyour. About 26.6 in. to 1 m.
197a. In W. of Penhurst. Field-names (including 'ye mine pitt field'); names of adjacent owners. Shows buildings, including Penhurst church, 'ye old boreing house' [Ashburnham Forge] and furnace [Ashburnham Furnace] in elevation or perspective view. Gilding on dividers surmounting scale, and in borders.

PENHURST  ASH/4386  c. 1720

9½ x 13.

Contents:
Penhurst Farm Belongs to Nath: Garland Esq. [Surveyor unknown] About 8 in. to 1 m.
37a. In centre of parish and N. and W. of Penhurst Hill Farm. Names of adjacent owners Buildings drawn in perspective view.

ASHBURNHAM  ASH/4387  1723

20½ x 12.

Contents:
Land called Lottmans Being part of the possession of Mr. Iohn Beal of Nenfield. By Sam1. Jenner.
54a. Agmerhurst in Ashburnham Shows house and barn in elevation; lay-out of garden. Crudely-drawn map with large quarter-circles of gilding in corners.

ASHBURNHAM AND NINFIELD  ASH/4392  c. 1750

11½ x 14.

Contents:
Land lying in the Parishes of Ashburnham and Ninfield, now in the Possession of Mr Jno. Mepham. [Surveyor unknown.] About 20 in. to 1 m.
33a. In extreme S.E. of Ashburnham and N. of Ninfield; one parcel N. of road from Standard Hill to Steven's Crouch, and the other near Coombe Hill. Some buildings sketched in elevation

BURWASH AND BRIGHTLING  ASH/4393  c. 1750

16½ x 16½ (mutilated)

Contents:
[No title or surveyor, but endorsed 'Dallington Fores(t)'.] 6.6 in. to 1 m.
Lands mainly in extreme S. of Burwash, E. of Brightling, and small area in N.W. of Dallington, comprising most of Dallington Forest, but only the measurement of about 950a. is given. Names of woods and downs; names of some adjacent owners. Shows Scotsham and Forge House Farms and Cox's Mill.

DALLINGTON AND BRIGHTLING  ASH/4391  c. 1750

18 x 31.

Contents:
[No title, date, surveyor or scale.] About 16 in. to 1 m.
About 425a. in S.E. of Dallington and S.W. of Brightling. Field-names; names of adjacent owners. Shows Haselden Farm and one other unidentified; pound near Wood's Corner. before 1742

BATTLE  ASH/4394  1756

21 x 21.

Contents:
Lands lying at Fox-hole Belonging to Mr. John Thorpe. [Surveyor unknown.] 80 in. to 1 m.
16a. in W. centre of parish, being the present Foxhole Farm. Field-names; names of adjacent owners. Shows house and barn in perspective view. Decorative cartouche and compass-rose with elongated rays.

WILLINGDON, HAILSHAM, PEVENSEY AND HERSTMONCEUX  ASH/4440  1763

Seven (1-7) maps each 15 x 11¾, and one (8) 18½ x 16¾, in a volume

Contents:
A Survey of several parcels of Land Belonging to the Right Honourable John Earl of Ashburnham. [Surveyor unknown.] About 20 in. to 1 m.
(1) 74a. Immediately E. of Hampden Park adjoining Hydneye Bridge in centre of Willingdon. Field-names. (2) 31a. in W. centre of Willingdon, W. of Ratton Park. Field-names. (3) 42a. in three unidentified named fields in Willingdon. Names of adjacent owners. (4) Burg-Land, being 22a. in S.E. of Willingdon, E. of Lott Bridge. (5) Beddingham Marsh in Hailsham, 28a., unidentified. Names of adjacent owners. (6) North Hills in Hailsham 19a., unidentified. Shows house in perspective view. (7) 46a. in N.W. of Pevensey in Horse Eye Level W. of New Bridge Drove. (8) Sexty Land, being 192a. in S.W. of Herstmonceux between Puckery (now Puckeridge) and Iron Streams and N. of Bowley Stream.

ASHBURNHAM  ASH/4389  c. 1765

23 x 26

Contents:
Land belonging to the Rt. Honble. John Earl of Ashburnham Called Kitchingham in Ashburham [sic]. J. Lidwell, Battle. About 20 in. to 1 m.
276a. In S. centre of parish. Names of adjacent owners. Shows farmhouse and barn in perspective view. Some road directions indicated by cuffed hands. Decorative floral cartouches enclosing title and scale.

BATTLE  ASH/4437  c. 1765

30½ x 46, but partly torn away.

Contents:
A Draught of a Map of Land, part of the Estate of the right Honourable John Earl of Ashburnham, commonly called Beach Farme. [Surveyor unknown.] About 30 in. to 1 m.
In W. centre of parish, being the present Great Beach Farm. Field-names; names of adjacent owners of properties. Buildings, including farm, Kemhide, and mill-house drawn in perspective view. Shows lime-kiln, gated roads, and 'an Old Road to the late Furnace now almost Lost'.

HOOE AND PEVENSEY  ASH/4388  c. 1765

21 x 15

Contents:
Marsh and up Land Belonging to the Right Honourable John Earl of Ashburnham [Surveyor unknown, but ? if by J. Lidwell of Battle.] 1 in. to 10 m.
218a. In S.W. of Hooe either side of the Hooe-Pevensey road between Grove Farm and Middle Bridge, and in extreme N.E. of Pevensey. Some field-names. Shows Grove Farm and Hooe church in perspective view: names Sewer and Middle Bridges. Road directions indicated by cuffed hands.

WARTLING  ASH/4390  c. 1765

25 x 28.

Contents:
Land belonging to the Rt. Honble. John Earl of Ashburnham lying in ye Manor and Parish of Wartling. [Surveyor unknown, but ? if by J. Lidwell of Battle.] 16 in. to 1 m.
308a. S. of Wartling church, being mainly marsh E. of Mark Dyke. Field-names; names of adjacent owners or lands. Shows Wartling church in perspective view. Road directions indicated by cuffed hands. Ungainly cartouches enclosing title and reference table decorated with masks. Achievement of the Ashburnham arms executed in grey wash and sepia; elaborate compass rose with N. point slightly out of true.

BURWASH AND BRIGHTLING  ASH/4395  1767

9 x 11½.


Related information: See no. ASH/4393

Contents:
A Coppy of a Map of Dallington Forrest and severall Woods adjoining and also of Scotsham Farm, Forge House Farm, High Home Farm, Brightling Down, Watkins Down and severall parcells of Land. [Surveyor unknown; endorsed 1767.] About 3½ in. to 1 m.
As the larger version of this area but with additional lands on the E. which are missing from the larger map. Also inset plan of 103a. of wood, being the present High Wood, in S. centre of Burwash.

PENHURST, BRIGHTLING AND BATTLE  ASH/4396  1767

28 x 20½.

Contents:
Land belonging to the Right Honourable John Earl of Ashburnham. Survey'd by Lidwell at Battle. 20 in. to 1 m.
303a. In extreme E. of Penhurst and Brightling, and N.W. of Battle, being the present Homestead Farm, Field-names; names of adjacent owners. Shows Great Wood (now Creep Wood), lime-kiln, ? pound, mine-pits, and Battle barn. An elaborate map with decorative cartouche incorporating a small painting of a farmhouse and buildings. Table of contents surmounted by an earl's coronet with an ash tree [the Ashburnham cres] in place of the tassel of the velvet cap. Road directions indicated by cuffed hands.

WARTLING  ASH/4397  1769

11 x 18.

Contents:
Estates of Wm. Lord Craven lying in Boreham & Wartling. [Surveyor unknown.] About 4¼ in. to 1 m.
Lands (no acreage given but almost the whole of the south of the parish) bounded on N. by the road Boreham Street-Boreham Bridge, W. by road from Boreham Street -Wartling village, E. by Waller's Haven, and S. by Mark Dyke. Fields numbered to correspond with a survey now missing. Shows Wartling church and a post-mill E. of Windmill Hill Place drawn in perspective view.

WARTLING  ASH/4455  c. 1765

25 x 16 Dissected.

Contents:
[No title or surveyor.] About 5¾ in. to 1 m.
A copy of Ashburnham MS. 4397 with only minor differences such as owners of land, field-numbers, and scale. Shows Wartling church and post-mill E. of Windmill Hill Place in perspective view; road directions shown by cuffed hands.

BATTLE  ASH/4398  1771

20 x 29.

Contents:
Several Pieces of Wood Lands being part of the Estate of Wm. Markwick Esqr. Situate on Netherfield Manor Farm. By S. Katte. Some ¼ and others ½ in. to 1 m.
77a. In nine parcels in N.W. of Battle. Names of coppices with ages of growths.

ASHBURNHAM  ASH/4399  1774

15 x 19½.

Contents:
Land called Foods. [Surveyor unknown, but map is endorsed: Nov. 29th. 1774 Recd. of Mr. Thos. Bennett the sum of one pound three Shillings being in full for Measuring and Maping the farm Called Foords I say recd. by me John Burgess £1 3s. 0d.] 40 in. to 1m.
47a. In extreme W. centre of parish. Field-names; names of adjacent owners.
Showns pits.

WILLINGDON  ASH/4453  c. 1775

14½ x 27, dissected.

Contents:
An Eye-Draught of Ratton Estate. [Surveyor unknown.] About 6 in. to 1 m.
2064a. In N. of the present Eastbourne (being the W. centre of the old parish of Willington) including Downland. Fields numbered, but corresponding reference table is missing. Names of adjacent owners. Distinguishes individual owners or estates by colour. Shows postmill W. of Ratton, and Willingdon church in perspective view, and names Babylon Down with ? tumulus.

ASHBURNHAM AND CATSFIELD  ASH/4400  1783

7 x 12.

Contents:
A Survey of some of the Lawns in Ashburnham Park. [Surveyor unknown.] 1 in. to about 8 m.
108a. In E. centre of Ashburnham and W. of Catsfield. Shows the two ornamental ponds (but not the Reservoir Pond); Mock-bridge; park pale; mansion and coach-house in block plan.

WARBLETON  ASH/4456  1788

10½ x 19.

Contents:
A Survey of Dulvys and Lidlows. Belonging to [blank]. By G. Hutson. 20 in. to 1 m.
51a. In S.E. of Warbleton (and none in Ashburnham as stated in the full title of the map) being the present Peartree Farm, and 16a. W. of Warbleton village. Some field-names; names of adjacent owners. Title in a typical Hutson cartouche Map inscribed, '7 December 1843 This is the Survey referred to in my declaration made this day Elizabeth Goldsmith'; witness: Henry Whitmarsh, master-extraordinary.

Bibliography: (See Catalogue of Maps in the Essex Record Office, 1566-1855. p. xiv).


DALLINGTON, WARBLETON AND ASHBURNHAM  ASH/4401  1792

46 x 32½.


Related information: (Cf. Ashburnham MSS. 2364-2366

Contents:
Estate belonging to P. G. Craufurd Esq. [Surveyor unknown.] 13.3 in to 1 m.
870a. In S. of Dallington, E. of Warbleton and N.W. of Ashburnham, with very small area in Wartling, being Rabbit's, Stream, Padgam, Lattenden's, Sliverick's and Herrings Farms. Field-names; names of adjacent owners. State of cultivation indicated by colour; trees and Dallington church drawn in perspective view, but all other building in block plan. Shows Swan Inn at Wood's Corner. Finely-drawn and coloured map, with cartouche incorporating agricultural implements, barley, flowers and foliage.

DALLINGTON, WARBLETON AND ASHBURNHAM  ASH/2364-2366  1793-1794

one volume

10 Maps each 9½ x 7¼, or smaller


Related information: Cf. Ashburnham MS. 4401

Contents:
Survey and Valuation of Herrings Estate, belonging to Patrick George Craufurd Esq Situate in the Parishes of Dallington, Ashburnham, Warbleton and Wartling. By Kent, Claridge, & Pearce. 10 maps.
Shows Herrings (61a.), woods (48a.), Lattendens, Sliverick's and Clerk's and Padghams (445a.), Daw's (70a.) Rabbit's and Drays (103a.), Sprats or Cinderhill (112a.), and 'The Swan' at Wood's Corner (21a.). Each map accompanied by a schedule giving field-names, state of cultivation, yearly value, and description of buildings. Also particulars of five tenements, and Lakehurst Farm (27a.); summary of old and new rents. With manuscript list of properties on the Herrings Estate, c. 1798, and printed sale particulars, 1801

ASHBURNHAM, CATSFIELD AND VARIOUS PARISHES  ASH/4454  1797

37 x 31, dissected.


Related information: For Schedules see ASH 1170-1171

Contents:
A Map of the Estate of The Right Honble John Earl of Ashburnham. By J. Pennington. About 3 in. to 1 m.
Lands in Pevensey, Wartling, Hooe, Ninfield, Ashburnham, Catsfield, Battle, Penhurst, Mountfield, Whatlington, Brightling, Dallington, Warbleton, Burwash, and outlying portions in Herstmonceux and Willingdon. Farm and other place-names; names of adjacent owners. State of cultivation distinguished by colour.

MOUNTFIELD  ASH/4434  c. 1800

6¾ x 9.

Contents:
Plan of Vinehall Farm. [Surveyor unknown.] 5 in. to 1 m.
399a. In E. of parish. Field-names; names of adjacent owners. Finely-drawn map with reference table extracted from a volume.

WARTLING  ASH/4415  c. 1800

13 x 9.

Contents:
Riccard's Farm. [Surveyor unknown.] About 16 in. to 1 m.
25a. In centre of parish, N.E. of the windmill. State of cultivation.

WARTLING AND HERSTMONCEUX  ASH/4402  1807

24½ x 30.

Contents:
Farm called Princle. The property of Mr John King Gent. By Wm Figg, Lewes. 20 in. to 1 m.
191a. In N. of Wartling and extreme E. of Herstmonceux. Field-names; of adjacent owners. State of cultivation indicated by colour. Shows farm and buildings in block plan, but yards, garden, hedges and trees in perspective view. Finely-drawn and coloured map, but wrongly orientated.

ASHBURNHAM AND CATSFIELD  ASH/4403  1812

14½ x 15½.

Contents:
Ashburnham Place & Land adjoining with the Park & Farm in the hands of the Earl of Ashburnham. [Surveyor unknown; dated 1812 in pencil.] About 7½ in. to 1 m.
About 1300a. in E. of Ashburnham, N.W. of Catsfield, and small area in S. of Penhurst. Field-names. Shows 'garter' dividing ornamental waters. [Map has been cut out of a larger one and pasted on a card.]

DALLINGTON AND ASHBURNHAM  ASH/4404  1817

31 x 35½.


Related information: (See also Ashburnham MS. 4411 ASH 1172

Contents:
Estate Known by the Names of Podmans, Redland, Thornden and Glyde's or Little-Brigdehill, Old Castle, Coombers, High-Lands, Beech-Land and Stackendens. The Property of John Randoll Esqr. Thos. Gibson Junr. Surveyor &c. 20 in. to 1 m.
292a. In eight portions in centre, E. centre and N. of Dallington, and in centre, N. and W. centre of Ashburnham. Names of adjacent owners. Fields numbered to correspond with a schedule now An example of fine penmanship with an elaborate title in a variety of lettering styles, and compass with sixteen elongated points.

MOUNTFIELD AND WHATLINGTON  ASH/4433  1823

48 x 40.

Contents:
Great Peckham Farm the Property of Mr. Tilden Smith Survey'd June 16th 1823 by T. Gibson and C, Hilder. About 40 in. to 1 m.
About 350a. in E. of Mountfield and N.W. of Whatlington on either side of Vinehall Street. Field-names; names of adjacent owners or properties. A draft map, badly mutilated

NINFIELD  ASH/4435  1823

8 x 11.

Contents:
Land Late Mr. Jesse Brittens. By T. Parris. 20 in. to 1 m.
28a. In N.E. of parish. Field-names; names of adjacent owners.

WARTLING  ASH/4405a  c. 1825

19 x 23.

Contents:
[No title or surveyor.] About 20 in. to 1 m.
Sketch map of lands in N. of Wartling extending from Windmill Hill to Cowden on N. and Tilley Bridge on E. Field-names; names of adjacent owners. Shows buildings, including dial, post-office and pound in Windmill Hill, boarding school at Posies Green in block plan; lime-kiln, 'Kiln Plat' and 'Kiln Shaw' in Cowden.

ASHBURNHAM AND CATSFIELD  ASH/4405  1834

33 x 24.


Related information: See Ashburnham MS. 1069

Contents:
Ashburnham Place. E.&G.N. Driver, London. 40 in. to 1 m.
Mansion, gardens and ornamental waters in extreme E. of Ashburnham and W. of Catsfield. Buildings, including church, in block plan; lay-out of gardens; seats in park. Shows Sheep Wash Bridge. [Attached was a plan showing foundations discovered in the West Garden in 1944 and 1945;

DALLINGTON AND BRIGHTLING  ASH/4406  c. 1835

15 x 19½.

Contents:
[No title or surveyor.] About 8.8 in. to 1 m.
Sketch map of lands mainly in N. of Dallington and W. of Brightling, lying between the road from Hood's (now Wood's) Corner to Carrick's Hill and Great Weard (now Great Worge) Farm. Names of owners of fields. Marks observatory S. of the junction of the Burwash-Brightling-Willingford (Burwash Weald) roads, and mound at Hook's Farm

NINFIELD AND CATSFIELD  ASH/4407  1836

20 x 28.

Contents:
Hop-house Farm. By Thos. Relfe. 26.6 in. to 1 m.
111a. In N.E. of Ninfield and W. of Catsfield. Field-names; names of adjacent owners. Shows house in elevation, but other buildings in block plan.

ASHBURNHAM  ASH/4411  c. 1840

30 x 20½.


Related information: (See also, Dallington and Ashburnham, 1817, Ashburnham MS. 4404)

Contents:
Estate known by the names of Podmans, Redland, Thornden and Glyde's or Little Brigdenhill the property of the Right Honble Earl of Ashburnham. [Surveyor unknown.] 20 in. to 1 m.
About 158a. in five portions in N. centre of parish. Field-names.

WARBLETON AND DALLINGTON  ASH/4416  1843

13 x 20.

Contents:
Padgham Farm Belonging to the Right Honble. Bertram, Earl of Ashburnham, By Thomas Hughes. 6.6 in. to 1 m.
About 225a. in N.E. of Warbleton and S.W. of Dallington. Names of adjacent owners or properties. Fields numbered to correspond with a schedule now missing; boundaries almost identical with those shown on the Tithe award map.

WARBLETON AND HERSTMONCEUX  ASH/4412  1843

9 x 9.

Contents:
Batsford or Egypt Farm, by E. Hodgson. About 7½ in. to 1 m.
163a. In S. of Warbleton and N.E. corner of Herstmonceux, being the present Batsford Farm, originally Egypt and Lemmons Farms. Field-names; names of adjacent owners.

WARTLING  ASH/4414  1843

10 x 9.

Contents:
Wartling Hill Farm, by E, Hodgson. 7½ in. to 1 m.
Sketch map of an estate (about 300a.) in S.E. corner of Wartling. Names of adjacent owners. Fields numbered to correspond with a schedule now missing.

PENHURST  ASH/4417  1855

10 x 13.

Contents:
Penhurst Cottages and Ground. [Surveyor unknown.] 40 in. to 1 m.
8a. in N. of parish, now Penhurst Field Cottages. Field-names. With tow schedules, one undated, the other 1891, attached.

ASHBURNHAM, PENHURST, CATSFIELD AND NINFIELD  ASH/4427  c. 1860

33 x 26.

Contents:
[No title, surveyor or date, but endorsed in pencil 'Mr Hodgson's Office'.] About 8 in. 1 m.
Ashburmham Estate in E. of Ashburnham, S.W. of Penhurst, N.W. of Catsfield and N. of N. of Ninfield. No acreages or field-names, but names of farms, woods and bridges are given; names of adjacent owners. Shows Ashburnham Place and church, and Penhurst church and some other buildings in block plan. Shows 'new road' from E. of Boreham Bridge to Stephens Crouch; furnace ponds.

BURWASH  ASH/4438  1871

10 x 8.

Contents:
Plan of 7 perches of land at the intersection of the Heathfield-Burwash-Poundsford roads. (By Charles Fullbrook, land surveyor, Dallington. 80 in. to 1 m.

ASHBURNHAM  ASH/4420  c. 1872

14 x 21½.

Contents:
Arable Field In the occupation of Ed. Dray. 1 in. to 60 ft.
About 5a. being part of Reed (now Rood) Wood in centre of parish, with site of proposal school.

PENHURST  ASH/4421  c. 1875

14 x 10.

Contents:
[No title, surveyor or scale.]
'Key' map showing site of proposed cottage between Tobacco Pipe Pit in Foxearth Wood and (Great) Sprays Farm in W. centre of parish.

ASHBURNHAM  ASH/4422  1876

28 x 18.

Contents:
Frankwell Farm for sale by auction by Mr. James Coleman Vidler. Hepburn & Co., Lithographers &c.,Pancras Lane, Queen Victoria Street, E.C. 25 in. to 1 m.
In W. of parish. No acreage given. Names of adjacent owners. Shows hop-gardens and Henley's Bridege. Removed from sale Particulars and mounted on canvas, with rollers.

BRIGHTLING AND OTHER PARISHES  ASH/4439  1877

38 x 54; Mounted on rollers.

Contents:
Plan of the Rosehill Estate in the parishes of Brightling, Burwash, Dallington, Mountfield and Battle. Daniel Smith, Son & Oakley, 10 Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, S.W. 13.3 in. to 1 m.
Plan from a 1st edition of sale particulars

WARBLETON AND HERSTMONCEUX  ASH/4413  c. 1878

12½ x 8.

Contents:
Egypt Farm. [Surveyor unknown.] About 7½ in. to 1 m.
Rough copy of preceding, but no field-names or adjacent owners. Area given as 174a. which includes 10a. marsh in two parcels adjoining Buck's Bridge in Wartling.

WARTLING  ASH/4423  1892

17 x 21.

Contents:
Further Brook Shewing Grip-work and Levels on Prinkle Farm. By J. E. Stubberfield. 1 in. to 70 ft.
8a. on N. boundary of parish showing field-drainage system. Reference table to levels.

MOUNTFIELD  ASH/4424  1893

8½ x 13.

Contents:
Ground at Riverhall Railway Crossing. By J. E. Stubberfield. 1 in. to about 60 ft.
Showing position of 26p. of land in E. centre of parish near Riverhall Bridge.

Battle [...] Ringmer  ASH/4371  n.d. [18th-19th century]

12½ x 16 in.

Contents:
A Survey of the High Road from Battle Turnpike-Gate in the Lake, To Ringmer-Gate in Ringmer, And from the said Ringmer-Gate to the Pavement on the upperside of Battle Town. [Surveyor unknown.] [No scale.]
Shows churches, parks, Laughton pound, and marks Ninfield stocks. With table of distances at foot.

Sketch of Forest Land belonging to The Earl of Ashburnham as mapped in 1797  ASH/4372  c.1797

9½ x 8 in.

Contents:
[Surveyor unknown.] 3¼ in. to 1 m.
Shows Dallington Forest between Heathfield and Brightling Downs. Names of woods. Attached to a schedule from the Tithe Award of Warbleton giving details of the Earl of Ashburnham's holdings in that parish.

Reduced, or draft, maps and plans, and tracings  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Many undated and of doubtful value. Unless otherwise stated no surveyors, dates, or acreages are given.

Coldharbour near Henley's Bridge, Ashburnham  ASH/2369  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Coldharbour, Ashburnham  ASH/2370  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Plan and level from Thorneden Pond to the Court Lodge Farm, house and buildings, Ashburnham, by Benjamin Davis  ASH/2371  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Level from Thornden Pond  ASH/2372  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Contents:
No surveyor mentioned, but by Davis.

Thornden Farm and part of Lattenden's Farm in Ashburnham  ASH/2373  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Combe Hill Farm in Ashburnham and Ninfield  ASH/2374  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Plan and section of Long Range Hill between Ashburnham and Battle  ASH/2375  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Linghams and Kitchenham Marshland, incomplete, in Ashburnham  ASH/2376  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Rough sketch of bridge over Boreham Haven, crossing road from Hooe to Wartling Hill  ASH/2377  c. 1868

Giffords Farm, Brightling  ASH/2378  c. 1865

Tracing of lands around Brightling Down  ASH/2379  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Poundsford, Burwash  ASH/2380  1889

Westdown, Burwash  ASH/2381  c. 1889

Upper Freckley, Catsfield  ASH/2382  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Dallington Forest, Dallington and Rushlake Coppice and High Holm Farm, Wableton  ASH/2383  c. 1840

Plans and Admeasurement of Wood and Plough Land part of Padgham Farm, Dallington  ASH/2384  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Contents:
[Qu. Padgham Farm, Warbleton; no surveyor mentioned, but by Benjamin Davis.].

Woods in Heathfield  ASH/2385  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Buckle Farm, Garden [recte Gardner] Street, Herstmonceux  ASH/2386  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Land on S. of road from Bodlestreet to Dallington Street  ASH/2387  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Incomplete tracing endorsed Herrings and Cinder Hall? in Mayfield and Dallington  ASH/2388  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Part of Potters Farm near Boreham Bridge in Ninfield  ASH/2389  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Proposed extension to Penhurst churchyard. Detailed plan  ASH/2390  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Marshland (40a) in Horse-eye Level in Pevensey  ASH/2391  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Sackville and Horseye Marsh  ASH/2392  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Sackville Marsh  ASH/2393  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Sackville Marsh  ASH/2394  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Middle Bridge Marsh either side of Middle Bridge between Pevensey and Hooe  ASH/2395  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Lands S. of Bucks Bridge between Pevensey and Wartling  ASH/2396  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Rough map of 72a. in Pevensey Level  ASH/2397  ? c. 1787

Plan and elevation of Proud Bridge  ASH/2398  c. 1881

Willingdon Marsh by E. C. H[odgson]  ASH/2399  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Willingdon Marsh (80a.)  ASH/2400a  1886

Willingdon Marsh occupied by Mr. Wm. Vine  ASH/3182  1892

Willingdon Marsh  ASH/3183  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Mills's Farm, Wartling  ASH/3184  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Wilsons [location unknown]  ASH/3185  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Plan of 'Tilley New Cottage', Wartling  ASH/3186  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Wartling Hill Farm  ASH/3187  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Part of Little Beach Down Wood  ASH/3188  1832; n.d. [18th-19th century]

Contents:
On reverse, rough plan of Battle Lodge.

Plan of Sandhill, Nutbrowns, and Parsonage Farms in Hooe  ASH/4369  n.d. [18th-19th century]

Contents:
Taken from sale particulars.

Additional Maps  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Maps removed, for their better preservation, from among the bundles of deeds received from Messrs. Peake & Co.

HOOE  ASH/L2312  1735

20½ x 27.

Contents:
Lands called Burgroves the Estate of Mr Wm Moreland of Lamberhurst in Kent. Survey'd by John Griffen of Battell. 33.3 in to 1 m.
86a. in S.W. of parish mainly N. of Sewer Bridge. Field-names. Shows buildings, inc. Hooe church, in elevation. Crudely-drawn map with elaborate title in a variety of styles of lettering.

WARTLING AND ASHBURNHAM  ASH/L2662  1752

26 x 20.

Contents:
Brownings, Prinkle, & Fords. Part of the Estate of Mr. John Ward of Sandhurst in Kent. Surveyed by T [Nomers] [...] Redford. 20 in. to 1 m.
81a. in N. of Wartling and S.W. of Ashburnham. Field-names; names of adjacent owners. Shows Brownings Farm in perspective view. Title on a drawing of a large block of moulded masonry.

WARTLING  ASH/L2663  c. 1780

18 x 22¾.

Contents:
Farm known by the Name of Tilley belonging to Willm. Durrant Gent. [Surveyor unknown.] 26.6 in to 1 m.
84a. in N.E. of parish being the present Tilley Farm. Field-names; names of adjacent owners. State of cultivation indicated by colour. Decorative cartouches.

NINFIELD, CATSFIELD AND ASHBURNHAM  ASH/L2150  1783

16¾ x 31.

Contents:
Farm and Lands called Hophouse belonging to Mr. Jesse Britten. By S. Katte. About 5.3 in. to 1 m.
147a. in N. of Ninfield, and small areas in W. of Catsfield and S.E. of Ashburnham. Field-names; names of adjacent owners. State of cultivation. Directions shown by cuffed hands.

HOOE  ASH/L2458  1810

15¼ x 19½.

Contents:
Free-Hold Lands, the Property of the Honble John Fuller. M.P. Survd. by Jonathan Harmer, Arp. 20 in. to 1 m.
135a. in W. centre of parish, being Toupen's, Martens, Parsonage and Nutbrowns Farms. Field-names; names of occupiers and adjacent owners.

BATTLE  ASH/L2178  1849

15½ x 19½.

Contents:
Plan of a Plot of Ground at Netherfield near Battle. Benjamin Davis Surveyor. 1 in. to about 25 ft.
13p. in N.W. of parish on the Brightling-Battle road. Names of adjacent owners. Shows house in elevation.

WARTLING AND ASHBURNHAM  ASH/L2526  1850

24½ x 21¾.

Contents:
Wood Land, Shaw Ground &c. Lying upon Tilley, And Brownen's Farm. Thos. Relfe Surveyor. 26.6 in. to 1 m.
22a. of woodlands in scattered parcels in N.E. of Wartling and S.W. of Ashburnham. Names of some woods, and years of growth.

TITHE AWARD MAPS  [no ref. or date]

HERSTMONCEUX  ASH/4408  1838

52 x 72.

Contents:
Herstmonceux. [Surveyor unknown.] 13.3 in. to 1 m.
Copy of tithe award map.

WARTLING  ASH/4410  1839

87 x 51.

Contents:
Wartling. [Surveyor unknown.] 13.3 in. to 1 m.
Copy of tithe award map.

WHATLINGTON  ASH/4428  1839

36½ x 24.

Contents:
Whatlington. Surveyed by E. B. Green & Richd. Tress. Shaw & Sons, London. 13.3 in. to 1 m.
Lithographed copy of tithe award map.

SCHEDULES OF DOCUMENTS  [no ref. or date]

'Schedule of Ham'ses writings belonging to Lord Ashburnham'  ASH/4068  n.d. (late 17th cent.)

1 doc

Schedule of Sussex Manorial documents  ASH/4069-4071  1766, 1784

3 docs

Schedule of documents relating to Vine Hall Farm in Mountfield  ASH/4072  1787

1 doc

Schedule of Court Books etc. relating to Manor of Ferne  ASH/4073  1807

1 doc

List  ASH/4074  1809

1 vol

Contents:
'A List of the several Title Deeds and Writings in the Mansion House of the Right Honorable John Earl of Ashburnham in Dover Street relating to his Estates in Suffolk, Durham, Bedfordshire, Blackheath, Greenwich, Deptford, Berkeley Square, and Dover Street.' [With additions to 1898.]

Similar list [with additions to 1828]  ASH/4075  1809

1 doc

List  ASH/4076  1809

1 vol

Contents:
'A list of the several Title Deeds and Writings in the Mansion House of the Right Honorable John Earl of Ashburnham called Ashburnham Place in the County of Sussex relating to his Real Estates in that County, and in the several Counties of Carmarthen, Glamorgan, and Brecon in South Wales'. [With additions to 1813.]

Similar list [with additions to 1849]  ASH/4077  1809

1 doc

Schedule of documents relating to Manor of Ferne  ASH/4078, 4079  1810

2 docs

Contents:
In duplicate.

'References, to the Title Deeds of The Earl of Ashburnham at the Mansion House in Dover Street arranged in several Boxes, with a short description of the contents of each Box.'  ASH/4080  1815

1 vol

Draft of preceding  ASH/4081  1815

1 vol

Schedules of Sussex manorial documents  ASH/4082, 4083  1819, 1831

2 docs

Schedule of deeds etc. relating to property at Hastings mortgaged to Joseph Cooke and Thomas Reeves  ASH/808  1828

1 doc

Schedule of deeds relating to property in Ninfield  ASH/4084, 4085  1830

2 docs

Schedules of deeds relating to properties in Wartling, Dallington, Battle, Ashburnham, Warbleton, Netherfield  ASH/4086-4098  1832-1838

13 docs

Schedule of manorial documents in possession of Messrs. Ellman and Whitmarsh, Battle  ASH/4099, 4100  1842

2 docs

Contents:
(In duplicate).

Schedule of title deeds, etc. relating to copyholds in Battle  ASH/4101  1843

1 doc

Schedule of deeds relating to Avery's Farm in Warbleton  ASH/4102  1844

1 doc

Schedule of 10 estate maps  ASH/4103  c. 1844

1 doc

Schedules of deeds relating to farm called Hopehouse and Waterhouse in Catsfield and Ninfield  ASH/4104  1845

1 doc

List of maps and other documents in the Steward's Room at Ashburnham Place  ASH/4105  1845

2 docs

Contents:
(2 Copies).

Schedule of manorial documents delivered by Ellman and Whitmarsh  ASH/4106  1846

1 doc

Schedule of documents delivered to H. S. Langham, Hastings  ASH/4107  1862

1 doc

Schedule of documents relating to Wilshams Farm in Ashburnham  ASH/4108  1866

1 doc

Schedule of documents handed to Langham & Son  ASH/1797  1867

1 doc

Schedule of documents in the custody of Bell & Stewards [sic]  ASH/1798  1873

1 doc

Receipt for 58 bundles of documents delivered to Bell and Steward, Lincoln's Inn  ASH/4109  1879

1 doc

Copy receipt  ASH/4110  1884

1 doc

Contents:
For 49 bundles of documents delivered to T. C. Hodgson and 12 bundles delivered to Bowker, Peake, Bird and Collins.

Schedule of title deeds and documents relating to properties purchased by the 4th Earl of Ashburnham and belonging to the 5th Earl  ASH/4111  n.d. c. 1884

1 doc

Contents:
(Prepared by Peake, Bird, Collins and Peake, Bedford Row, and marked 'A').

Schedule of Deeds in the custody of Peake, Bird, Collins and Peake and of the Mortgagees of portions of the Ashburnham Estates  ASH/4112  1889

1 doc

Contents:
(Marked 'B').

Schedule of documents 'Ashburnham Boxes A and B' (prepared by Peake, Bird, Collins and Peake)  ASH/4113  1892

1 doc

Schedules of deeds in similar custody (one marked 'B')  ASH/4114, 4115  1892

2 docs

Schedule of deeds and documents sent to the Muniment Room at Ashburnham  ASH/4116  1892-99

1 doc

Schedule of deeds relating to property exchanged with Herbert Curteis  ASH/4117  1898

1 doc

Schedule of deeds returned to Raper and Ellman  ASH/4118  1898

1 doc

List of Court Minutes, Sussex manors  ASH/4119  1915

1 doc

Calender of the Ashburnham Deeds, Series B, compiled by the Rev. Walter Budgen  ASH/4449  1938

1 vol

Schedules of the Ashburnham Deeds, Series L, compiled by Messrs. Peake & Co  ASH/4450, 4451  n.d. [20th cent.]

2 vols

Schedule of the Ashburnham archives deposited in Ipswich Public Library  ASH/4452  c 1939

1 file

Contents:
With a note by Lilian J. Redstone, 1939.

ESTATE: ENCLOSURES  [no ref. or date]

Copy of letter regarding enclosures on Heathfield Down addressed to Lewes Journal by Henry Burtenshaw, 1778  ASH/4063, 4064  1778

2 docs

Contents:
Endorsed with Counsel's opinion; copy of The Sussex Weekly Advertiser: Or, Lewes Journal, 28 Sept. 1778.

ESTATE: FISHERIES  [no ref. or date]

Account of trout taken and how disposed of  ASH/2539  1838-1839

1 doc

Account of tench distributed in various ponds  ASH/2561  1842

1 doc

Correspondence with Robert Devereux and Charles Bishop about a fishery at Llynfry  ASH/2562, 2563  1842

2 docs

ESTATE: GAME  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also Family Archives: Diaries, etc.

Appointment by the 2nd Earl of John Saunders of Warbleton, miller, to be gamekeeper in the Manors of Warbleton and Burghurst  ASH/3038  1785

1 doc

Notebook kept by Viscount St. Asaph [afterwards 4th Earl]  ASH/2444a  1814-1818

1 vol

Contents:
Giving details of game killed, Oct. 1814-Jan 1818, with a few miscellaneous notes.

List of hares killed and game given to tenants  ASH/2538  1835-1836

1 doc

Registers of game killed, 1836-1919, and summaries of game killed, 1837-1916  ASH/2445-2494  1836-1919

50 vols

Account of game killed  ASH/2566-2584  1845-1846

19 docs

Contents:
(Weekly lists.)

Lists of game killed on individual days  ASH/2585  1846-1847

1 bundle

Papers relating to game  ASH/2508-2510  1830-1890

3 docs

Contents:
Cost of game establishment, 1830-1844; expenses of preservation, 1872; particulars of deer in Ashburnham Park, 1890.

Appointment by the Provost and Scholars of King's College, Cambridge, of 4th Earl to be gamekeeper in the Manor of Overhall in Barking, co. Suffolk  ASH/2510a  1833

1 doc

Seal cut off.

Correspondence concerning an infringement of the 4th Earl's shooting rights by E. B. Curteis  ASH/2511-2518  1833

8 docs

Contents:
The matter was finally settled by referees.

Correspondence, etc. relating to the leasing of Birkhall estate, Scotland, for shooting, by the 4th Earl from Sir Robert Gordon  ASH/2519-2537  1834-1835

19 docs

Correspondence with Capt. Percy Grace  ASH/2540-2543  1839

4 docs

Contents:
About the purchase of game by him from the 4th Earl's keeper.

Correspondence with Augustus Elliott Fuller of Rosehill  ASH/2544-2556  1839-1841

13 docs

Contents:
Concerning game preserves in Dallington Forest and district.

Gun-powder, shot and salad-oil used by keepers  ASH/2557, 2558  1840-1841

2 docs

Oats delivered to keeper  ASH/2560  1841-1842

1 doc

Letters from J. C. Strode concerning a tenancy and shooting rights thereon  ASH/2067, 2068  1841

2 docs

Letters from Captain Edward Blackman of Wartling  ASH/2660, 2661  1842, 1846

2 docs

Contents:
Explaining unintentional trespasses on the Ashburnham estate.

Letter from G. H. M. Wagner of Herstmonceux  ASH/2564  1843

1 doc

Contents:
Concerning feeding of pheasants.

List of Names who received Game Last Season and have not received any this Season.'  ASH/2565  1844

1 doc

Contents:
With notes of subsequent gifts.

Rabbit books  ASH/2587-2591  1863-1885

5 vols

Contents:
Giving number of rabbits, hares and foxes caught and by whom.

Rabbit book  ASH/2592  1871-1877

1 vol

Contents:
Giving numbers of rabbits and hares sold.

Sales of game  ASH/2593  1881-1882

1 doc

List of game given as presents  ASH/2594, 2595  1893-1894

2 docs

ESTATE: HOPS  [no ref. or date]

Address by A Sussex Hop Planter  ASH/2415  c. 1806

1 doc

Contents:
Relating to different prices of Sussex, Worcestershire and Kentish hops, and duty thereon.

Hop Duty chargeable on Agmerhurst and Ashburnham Place  ASH/2417, 2417a  1847

2 docs

ESTATE: HUNTING  [no ref. or date]

Copy draft agreement and correspondence concerning right of East Sussex Hunt to hunt over the Ashburnham Estate, and liability for damage  ASH/2586  1853

1 file

ESTATE: MINERAL RIGHTS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also Family Archives: Investments

Sketch Section of a Boring Taken in the Forge field on the Forge Farm To discover a Mineral  ASH/4418  1859

1 doc

15 x 23.

Contents:
January 18th & 19th 1859 Thomas Gibson, Surveyor. 1 in. to 5ft. (vertical scale); 1 in. to 15 ft. (longitudinal scale).
Section of three trial bores (50 ft., 37 ft. 1 in., 40 ft.) carried out at Forge Farm in S. centre of Burwash; with names of soils, etc., in each section.

Section of the boring made at Netherfield for the Sub-Wealden Exploration Committee  ASH/4370  n.d. c. 1870

1 doc

Contents:
Coloured section, on a scale of 1 in. to 5 ft., showing geological strata for a depth of 300 ft.

Correspondence, mainly with Robert Hodgson, about boring and mining for gypsum at Netherfield and Archer's Wood, Mountfield  ASH/2080  1873-1878

1 bundle

Licence to search for and mine gypsum at Archer's Wood, Mountfield  ASH/2081-2083  1873-1880

3 docs

Contents:
4th Earl to John Alleyne Bosworth of Humberstone, co. Leic., civil engineer. Terms for taking over concession, by John Philips, 1878-1880.

Sub-Wealden Exploration  ASH/2084-2094  1874

11 docs

Contents:
Sixth quarterly Report; news-cutting, and seven letters to the 4th Earl about progress of boring at Netherfield.

'Why the discovery of natural gas is a matter of national importance.'  ASH/2095  c. 1903

1 vol

Contents:
A 36-page illustrated booklet issued by The Natural Gas Fields of England Ltd., c. 1903.

ESTATE: RAILWAYS  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also Estate Archives: Correspondence, pp; Roads

South Eastern Railway Company. Tunbridge Wells to Hastings line (9 & 10 Vict. c. lxiv)  ASH/4056  1846

1 doc

Contents:
Notice of intention to enter lands at Mountfield.

Surrey and Sussex Junction Railways  ASH/4057  1864

1 doc

Contents:
Notice of application for Act, with schedule of land affected in Ashburnham.

London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. St. Leonards and Ouse Valley Lines  ASH/3039  1863-1868

1 bundle

Contents:
Agreements (one with plan); correspondence; quantities of land required; schedules of farms and woodlands which would have increased in value; account of timber on line of proposed railway; notices to owners, lessees, and occupiers; estimate (per mile) for making carriage drive from Sheep Wash Bridge to station near Boreham Bridge.

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway  ASH/4058, 4059  1867-1868

2 docs

Contents:
Abandonment of Ouse Valley Line (31/2 Vict. c. cxxiv) (1867). Petition of the 4th Earl and trustees of settled estate against the Bill; memo. on agreement made with the Company witn special reference to timber.

Bexhill and Rotherfield Railway  ASH/4060-4062  1899-1901

3 bundles

Contents:
Papers relating to Acts, 62/3 Vict. c. ccli (1899) & 63/4 Vict. c. cclvii (1900). Bill, before and after amendment in committee, 1899; Bill, 1900; petition of the 5th Earl against the Bill; draft clause for protection of Earl; correspondence and legal papers; estimate of expense of works. Papers on abandonment of undertaking, 65/6 Vict. c. cclx (1902), comprising extracts from Book of Reference covering proposed route of the line through the Ashburnham Estate; notices of relinquishment; published notice of abandonment; plan of the Woodlands Estate in Battle and Mountfield.

ESTATE: SEWERS  [no ref. or date]

Commission of Sewers within the Rapes of Pevensey and Hastings  ASH/4065-4067  1863-1870

3 docs

Contents:
Printed report on the general scotting and drainage of Pevensey, Hooe and Willingdon Levels, 1863; list of commissioners, 1860, with a note of those deceased; letter announcing consideration of the Commission by Finance Committee, 1870.

ESTATE: TIMBER  [no ref. or date]


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Woodcutting books  ASH/1900-1931  1773-1795, 1815-1836

32 vols

Correspondence on purchasing timber on church land and of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury in Ashburnham  ASH/1932-1938  1787-1788

7 docs

Abstracts of wood sales and timber accounts  ASH/1939-1942; 1945-1961a  1800-1890

22 vols

Account of underwood cut and sold  ASH/1943  1801

1 gathering

Account of oak in woods  ASH/1944  1812

1 gathering

Conditions governing auction sale of timber on Sussex estate  ASH/1962  1834

1 vol

Contents:
Description of lots, quantity, buyer, and price.

Various papers regarding timber  ASH/1963-1970  1834-1852

8 docs

Contents:
Description of white poplar tree cut in Walk Wood, 1834; timber taken to saw-yard, 1833-1834; letter from Rose Fuller of Snape Farm, Wadhurst, concerning bill for timber purchased, 1843; agreement between Robert Hodgson and Richard Selden, jun., of Ore, wheelwright, for the purchase of timber, 1846; agreement between Hodgson and William Winter of Hastings, timber merchant, Stephen Rutland of St. Leonards, coal-merchant, and George Winter of Hastings, shipwright, regarding timber, 1848; 'An Account of Oak Timber on hand suitable for the works at Ashburnham Place', 1851; measurement of oak tree at Peens Brook used for the floor of the great hall at Ashburnham Place, 1851; agreement between Hodgson and William Britt of Brightling, labourer, regarding underwoods, 1852.

Reference to plan of fir plantations. 122a.; names of plantations  ASH/1971  c. 1850

1 doc

Agreement  ASH/1972  1852

1 doc

Contents:
For sale of underwood at Green Woods, Burwash, by 4th Earl to James Smith of Warbleton.

Printed notices of wood sales  ASH/1973-1981  1865-1882

9 docs

Agreement  ASH/3035  1880

1 doc

Contents:
Of Edward Craggs as agent for John Cutter of Morpeth, co. Northumberland, to purchase 50 oak trees in Creep Wood and Sandy Wood in Penhurst and Battle for £186 less 2½ per cent. discount for cash.

Woodcutting Bill Book  ASH/1982  1881-1892

1 vol

Contents:
Giving place where timber was cut, description, quantity and price.

ESTATE: VENISON  [no ref. or date]

Lists of buck venison killed and how disposed of  ASH/2423-2434  1769; 1803-1812; 1814

12 docs

Lists of doe venison killed and how disposed of  ASH/2435-2443  1801-1811

9 docs

Venison books  ASH/2495-2506  1822-1914

12 vols

List of deer lost  ASH/2444  1813-1814

1 doc

ESTATE ADMINISTRATION: MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

Order of the Corporation of the Fens, 20 April 1668  ASH/2665  1668

1 doc

Contents:
That some of the 10,000a. of land in the possession of John Ashburnham [no details] shall not be sold for the payment of arrears.

Steward's commonplace book  ASH/2416  1837

1 vol

Contents:
With reference to estate activities including some estimates (one for fencing Turnpike Road, John's Cross); abstract of state of poll, East Sussex Election, 1837; details of timber including sizes of some trees; names of garden plants.

Income Tax charged to the Earl of Ashburnham for year ending 5 April 1858, and notice of assessment on lands at Dallington  ASH/3036  1857-1858

1 doc

Form of agreement  ASH/3037  n.d. [19th century]

1 doc

Contents:
Unsigned, regarding assessment for Poor Rates on property in Catsfield

Lists of subjects brought before the notice of the 5th Earl  ASH/2419-2422  1886-1887

4 docs

LEGAL MATTERS  [no ref. or date]

Case of John Ashburnham, esq., concerning the lands which belonged to his grandfather, John Ashburnham  ASH/3115  c. 1680

1 doc

Accounts of John Vernon of London for business on behalf of 2nd Earl; release for legacy under Will of William Varey to William Henry Cartwright of Ixworth, co. Suffolk; certificate of Cartwright's baptism at Pakenham, co. Suffolk, 1779  ASH/3116-3132a  1770-1806

18 docs

Copy of opinion by Serjeant George Hill (1716-1808 of Lincoln's Inn, and advice  ASH/3133  1776

1 doc

Contents:
On conveyance of lands purchased by Messrs. Easton & Auger formerly belonging to Francis Hare Naylor.

Counsel's opinion re tithe of Rushlake Coppice in Warbleton  ASH/3134, 3135  1803

2 docs

Account of Thomas Barton of Battle in respect of proceedings  ASH/3136  1814-1818

1 doc

Contents:
Against-Chandler for trespass, and against John Maynard, at Quarter Sessions and Assizes respectively.

Draft affidavits of Robert Hodgson and Thomas Burgess of Warbleton  ASH/3137, 3137a  c. 1838

2 docs

Contents:
Concerning a debt on wood sold to Henry Dorset in 1836

Legal costs in a dismissed case of assault against Edwin Adams  ASH/3138  1842

1 doc

Receipt, letter, etc., from J. & S. Langham of Hastings  ASH/3139-3141  1842

3 docs

Contents:
Concerning prosecution of William Britt for the rescue of a person in custody.

Granville v. 4th Earl  ASH/3142-3171a  1849-1851

32 docs

Administrative history:
Walter Long Bozzi Granville was employed as architect for works at Ashburnham Place, 1849-50 but was dismissed for unsatisfactory conduct. His account for £381. 14s. 10d. for services rendered was refused as excessive, but on an action begun in the Exchequer of Pleas, Granville accepted £220. 1s. 0d. paid into Court by the Earl.

Contents:
Papers include instructions to advise and prepare pleas; copy agreements for work on dining room, library and west entrance by Lock & Nesham of Theobalds Road, London, builders, 1850; Granville's accounts, and builders' accounts, certified by him; opinion of Andrew Poynter, architect (1796-1886.) on Granville's account; declaration and particulars; plea; replication; writs and opinions.

Letters from Hubert Martineau, solicitor, London  ASH/1094-1120  1850-1851

28 docs

Contents:
Concerning (1) bill of Walter L. B. Granville, architect, for plans and work done at Ashburnham Place; (2) rent due from a bankrupt (Mr. Stewart) for 3 Dover Street, London.

Solicitors' accounts  ASH/3172-3178  1850-1920

7 docs

Contents:
(1) Martineau & Reid, London, as to works at Ashburnham Place and action against Mr. W. L. B. Granville, architect, 1850-1851; (2) F. Langham & Son, Hastings, general business, 1871-1872; (3) Peake, Bird, Collins & Peake, London, as to proposed sale of pictures by Teniers and Rembrandt, appointment of W. A. Raper as steward of Burwash manor, Harney Peak Defence Fund (see also p. 30), 5th Earl's Will and general business, 1896-1897; (4) Raper & Son, manorial business, 1913-1920.

Counsel's opinion re timber on Hazard's Green as being parcel of Standard Hill Farm  ASH/3180, 3181  1863

2 docs

ECCLESIASTICAL: ADVOWSONS  [no ref. or date]

Deed of covenant to resign the vicarage of Dallington  ASH/3427  1848

1 doc

Contents:
Rev. Ralph Raisbeck Tatham of Highgate, co. Middx., and 4th Earl. Recites (a) vacancy of living on the death of Rev. Thomas Ferris; (b) presentation of Tatham who agrees to resign when George Percy Ashburnham of Hastings is of age and ordained.

Copy of Letters Patent, 2 Mar. 32 Eliz. I (1590)  ASH/3422, 3423  c. 1890

2 docs

Contents:
Confirming grants of the rectories of Llanethi [Llanelly], Llandevallach [Llandefeilog], and Pembrey in Wales, to John Perrott, kt., for ever, saving the right of presenting vicars to the churches. To be held in free socage, not in chief, of the Queen's honour of Kidwelly in the Duchy of Lancaster at a fee farm of £124 annually. 19th cent. copy, with explanatory letter, 1890

Copy of advertisements for sale of advowsons  ASH/3428  c. 1875

1 doc

Contents:
Of Catsfield Rectory, Dallington Vicarage; Pembrey Vicarage with Chapelry of Llandary, co. Carmarthen; Llanclien Rectory near Hay, Llanvills Rectory with the curacy of Llandevailog Tre'r Geaig, and Llansaintfread near Brecon, all in co. Brecknockshire.

ECCLESIASTICAL: GENERAL  [no ref. or date]

Terrier of glebe-land (9a. 3r.) belonging to the rectory and parsonage of Ashburnham  ASH/3488  1764

1 doc

Contents:
Taken by Joseph Lidwell, land surveyor.

Correspondence concerning repairs to Catsfield church  ASH/3447-3462a  1842

17 docs

Contents:
For which the 4th Earl was allegedly liable; also about the restoration of painted glass procured from the church by Horace Walpole with the assistance of [?] the 2nd Earl.

Appeal for a subscription for a proposed church on the Dicker Common  ASH/3463-3465  1843

3 docs

Exchange of letters on liability of the 4th Earl of Ashburnham to repair the roof of the side chapel in Hooe church  ASH/3466, 3467  1846

2 docs

Case, and opinion by Edward Cranford and Dr. Addams  ASH/3429-3446a  1848-1850

20 docs

Contents:
Correspondence (mainly between the 4th Earl, Burrell Hayley, rector of Catsfield, and Ashurst Turner Gilbert, bishop of Chichester), and notes concerning the failure of Hayley to observe a promise to vacate the living of Catsfield when he inherited the advowson of Brightling. Hayley presented his younger brother, John Burrell Hayley, to Brightling and remained at Catsfield himself. The Earl had no legal remedy to enforce his interpretation of the promise.

Papers relating to the repair and rebuilding of Dallington church  ASH/3468  1862-1863

1 bundle

Contents:
Includes correspondence; copy answers, draft rejoinder in re vicar and churchwardens of Dallington v. 4th Earl of Ashburnham and parishioners in Consistory Court at Lewes; copy minutes of Dallington vestry, 17 May and 10 July 1855.

Copy of faculty for rebuilding Dallington church  ASH/3469  1864

1 doc

Contents:
Provision of 24 sittings in the north aisle for the use of the Earl of Ashburnham in right of his messuage, Herrings, in Dallington.

Quotation from Dove Bros., Islington, for the supply of pews and pulpit for an unidentified chapel  ASH/3470  1865

1 doc

Papers about the closing of Ashburnham and the enlarging of Penhurst graveyards  ASH/3471  1885-1888

1 bundle

Contents:
Copy of deed of consecration of Ashburnham churchyard, 1667; improvement of road from Ashburnham to Penhurst.

ECCLESIASTICAL: TITHES  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also Legal Matters

Tithe accounts  ASH/3479-3483  1733-1891

5 vols

Contents:
The first vol. is a dilapidated one which was kept by the incumbent of Ashburnham; 3480 is the Rev. J. R. Munn's personal copy of the Tithe Commutation with pencil notes of sums due; vicarial tithes, poor and highway rates for Ashburnham and Penhurst with details of income and expenditure, 1840-1872; half-year's tithe due Oct. 1891, with arrears.

Notes on the product of tithes of Ashburnham, Penhurst, Dallington and Catsfield  ASH/3484-3487  1794-1812

5 docs

Papers relating to commutation of tithe in Sussex  ASH/3472-3475  1837-1842

4 docs

Contents:
(1) Copy of John Smith's suggestion for surveying and valuing parishes, 1837; (2) Norris & Dickenson's estimate for surveying Herstmonceux and Wartling, 1838; (3) statement showing old compositions and rent charges agreed under the Commutation Act in parishes wherein is Ashburnham property; (4) letter from Fred. Ellman to the 4th Earl concerning progress of tithe commutation, 1842.

Memorandum by George M. Arnold  ASH/3476-3478  1890

3 docs

Contents:
And canonist's opinion whether a layman (? especially a Roman Catholic) may safely hold property, particularly tithes, once owned by the church.

VOLUNTEER CORPS  [no ref. or date]

Correspondence, mainly between the Agent-General, George Hassell and Charles Lamb, Captain of the Ashburnham Troop of Cavalry  ASH/3345  1802-1811

1 bundle

Contents:
Includes, 4 Sept. 1804, a proposed meeting with Mr. Pitt and the Commissioners of Pevensey Level to consider flooding in case of invasion; minutes of the meeting, 7 Sept. 1804; marching orders for the Ashburnham Troop in the event of an alarm, 27 July 1806; request for promotion of William Hilder to cornet, 22 July 1806; request for resignation of C. Wardroper from Troop if his attendance is not more frequent, 7 April 1807; payment of allowances; request, undated [but 1803] for Lord St. Asaph to take command of Hastings Volunteer Battalion.

Oath Roll and Agreement to serve in the Ashburnham Troop  ASH/3350  1803-1804

1 doc

Contents:
'We whose N[ames] are hereunto subscribed, do agree to serve in the Troop commanded by [Lord Saint Asaph crossed out] Charles Lamb Esqr. in the County of Sussex upon the terms required in respect to Volunteer Cavalry by the several Acts of Parliament lately passed for the Defence of the Realm. And we do severally promise and swear, that we will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to his Majesty King George.' 58 signatures witnessed by magistrates.

Ashburnham Troop  ASH/3362-3364  1798-1809

3 vols

Contents:
Rough minutes and list of attendances at meetings; lists of members and of candidates for vacancies inserted at beginning of vol. for 1806-1809; fines for non-attendance; 'troop forfeits'; summary attendance list, 1803.

Bills, with samples of cloth, and receipts for clothing and saddlery  ASH/3358, 3359  1798-1809

2 bundles

Contents:
Includes Joseph Pennington's account with Lord St. Asaph concerning these bills, and two letters.

'Expences of Accounting the [Ashburnham] Troop'  ASH/3346  1803-1809

1 vol

Contents:
The Ashburnham Troop of Yeomanry Cavalry was established in 1798; revived in 1803; and disbanded in 1809.

List of equipment issued to each man in the Ashburnham Troop  ASH/3351  1803-1806

1 vol

Contents:
By whom furnished, and at what price
Index of names. At reverse: names of members of old troop not entering the new one, with list of equipment returned.

Ashburnham Troop  ASH/3353-3355  n.d. c 1803-1806

3 docs

Contents:
Inventory and lists of items purchased.

Government circulars  ASH/3365  1803-1809

1 bundle

Contents:
Concerning allowances and regulations, and two from the Clerk to the General Meetings, 1807-1808.

Various papers  ASH/3357  1803-1811

1 bundle

Contents:
Forms for allowances, accounts, muster rolls and field returns; extracts from various Acts of Parliament relating to Volunteers; MS. copy of Orders of Gen. [Sir David] Dundas e on the landing of the enemy, dated 29 July 1803; MS. and printed orders for exercises; 'Instructions to Non-Commissioned Officers of Volunteer Corps specially appointed to Recruit for the Infantry' [n.d., in book form].

Ashburnham Troop  ASH/3356  1803-1811

1 bundle

Contents:
Correspondence, mainly of Anthony Tatlow, Quarter-master, 1803-1805, and of John Tatlow, 1806-1809, with a few letters addressed to Capt. Lamb.

General orders, 27 Jan. 1804, to Ashburnham Troop  ASH/3347  1804

1 doc

Contents:
MS. signed by Charles Lamb.

Muster Rolls of the Ashburnham Troop  ASH/3347a  1806-1808

4 docs

Names of members of the Ashburnham Troop and list of equipment issued  ASH/3352  c. 1806

1 vol

List of persons surrendering arms on the disbandment of the Ashburnham Troop  ASH/3348, 3348a  1809

2 docs

Subscription list  ASH/3366  n.d. [c 1809]

1 doc

Contents:
6 Names; London addresses on back.

Muster Roll of 'Capt. Robert's Company' of the South Lewes Volunteer Infantry commanded by Col. William Newton  ASH/3349  1804

1 doc

Hastings Battalion of Volunteers  ASH/3367-3374  1803

8 docs

Contents:
Lists of Volunteers giving ages, in Ashburnham, Ninfield, Catsfield, ?Battle, ?Whatlington, and Penhurst, under the Levy en Masse Act, 1803, assigned to [George] Lord St. Asaph at the sub-divisional meeting at Battle, 28 July 1803.

Subscription papers  ASH/3375-3380  1803-1806

6 docs

Contents:
To defray additional expenses for clothing and other requirements of the Volunteer Battalion (4 Cos., Col. Lord St. Asaph). 4 subscription lists; minutes of Committee of subscribers; balance sheet of Rape of Hastings Volunteer Fund (J. Tilden Sampson, treasurer).

Letters from Lord Egremont to the 3rd Earl  ASH/3381-3389  1820-1821

9 docs

Contents:
On the advisability of establishing a Troop of Yeomanry in the eastern part of Sussex, and concerning new names to be placed in the new commission of the peace, and urgency of re-issue.

ASHBURNHAM AND PENHURST PARISHE  [no ref. or date]

Notebook  ASH/3988  1673

1 vol

Contents:
Inventory of plate, books, etc., given to Ashburnham church by John Ashburnham, 1667, revised 1673; details of briefs, 1674-1679; collection for English slaves in Turkey, 1680, with list of subscribers and amounts.
This vol. is entitled 'The Account Booke of the Church wardens of Ashburnham, 1673, Given by A. Nethercott Vicar there', but it does not contain any churchwardens' accounts, and the first few pages have been torn out.

Printed notice offering reward for information about retailing contraband spirits  ASH/3990-3992  1821

3 docs

Contents:
Names of 26 parishioners. 3 copies.

Valuation list  ASH/3068  1864

1 doc

Contents:
For rating purposes, for parish of Ashburnham.

Printed notice  ASH/3993  1824

1 doc

Contents:
Over the names of 28 parishioners resolving not to employ any labourer known to possess firearms until the latter are satisfactorily disposed of.

BRIGHTLING PARISH  [no ref. or date]

Land-tax assessment, 10 July 1770  ASH/2098  1770

1 gathering

Contents:
At 3s. in £, made by Rose and Stephen Fuller; James Venes[s] and John Cruttenden, collectors.

MAPS AND PLANS (PUBLIC SCHEMES)  [no ref. or date]

BATTLE-HEATHFIELD, SALEHURST-DALLINGTON  ASH/2367, 2368  1812

9½ x 15¼.

Contents:
A Map or Plan of an intended New Turnpike Road from Beech Down in Battle. .. to the Half Moon Inn in Heathfield. .. and from Robertsbridge in Salehurst. .. to Hood's Corner in Dallington. By Jonathan Harmer. 8 in. to 1 m.
With book of reference giving names of farms, owners, occupiers and quantity of land required from each: table of distances; remarks on soils.

ROTHER NAVIGATION  ASH/4409  1813

37¾ x 95¼.


Related information: Copy of the map and book of reference in East Sussex Record Office, QDP/E50.

Contents:
Plan of the proposed River Rother Navigation and Canal Reservoir and Aqueducts from the Rother Navigation at Newenden Bridge in. .. Newenden [co. Kent] and. .. Northiam. .. to. .. Mayfield otherwise Maghfield. Surveyed under the direction of John Rennie 'Esq' CE., FRS. by Nelham & Francis Giles, New Inn. September 1813. 5in. to 1 m.
Plan and section. Sussex parishes affected: Northiam, Ewhurst. Bodiam, Salehurst, Etchingham, Burwash, Ticehurst, Heathfield and Mayfield. Names of farms, mills and a few houses; names of tributaries of the Rother and mill-streams. Shows Bodiam castle, and marks bridges. With original report signed by John Rennie, two printed copies of the report (Copy of the report placed with QDP/E50.) original book of reference, and two printed copies of resolutions passed' At a Numerous and respectable Meeting held at the George Inn at the George Inn at Roberts-bridge. .. on 3d day of September 1812' urging the 'improvement and extension of the navigation from the Harbour of Rye along or by the course of the River Rother upwards by Newenden Bridge. .. to Scotsford Bridge in. .. Mayfield'

ASHBURNHAM STATION APPROACHES  ASH/4441  1865

22 x 29.


Related information: This scheme was not carried out; for the official copy of the plan see East Sussex Record Office, QDP/E354

Contents:
No title; Alexander & Littlewood, Surveyors & Lithographers. 13.3 in. to 1 m.
Copy of the plan and section for the station approaches at Ashburnham taken from a proposed scheme for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway line (being parts of the St. Leonards Line and that between St. Leonards and Hastings). Shows lines proposed new roads, and bridleways to be stopped up, from Boreham Bridge in Ninfield to a point S. of the Broad Water in Ashburnham Park.

NINFIELD TO CATSFIELD  ASH/4442  c.1865

20 x 68.


Related information: Cf. East Sussex Record Office, QDP/E 338 and 354.

Contents:
[No. title]. A.W. in bottom right-hand corner. About 26.6 in. to 1 m.
Shows alternative route of proposed line of London, Brighton and South Coast Railway through Ashbrunham and Ninfield from N. of Boreham Bridge to the boundaries of Ashburnsham Catsfield

BATTLE  ASH/4425  c. 1865

23 x 30½.

Contents:
Plan of the Cemetery at Battle. Henry Carpenter, Hastings. Waterlow & Sons, Lithographers, London. 1 in. to 20 ft.
Printed plan of cemetery opened in 1862.

MOUNTFIELD  ASH/4426  c. 1870

22 x 28½.


Related information: See Quarter Sessions Order Book, Midsummer (Lewes), 1870. East Sussex Record Office, QO/EW73.

Contents:
[No title or surveyor.] 20 in. to 1 m.
Mounted tracing of plan of footpaths and roads to be stopped, and of proposed new road through Cushman's Wood in centre of Mountfield. Shows Riverhall and one other bridge, and workhouse at junction of road leading W. to Mountfield church. Table of distances annexed

POOR LAW  [no ref. or date]

Copy of letter written by the 3rd Earl to T. Barton  ASH/3261  1830

1 doc

Contents:
About the defence of parish officers as a result of a disturbance at ?Ninfield Poor House.

Correspondence, mainly from Fred. Ellman, land agent to the 4th Earl, about the site of Battle Union workhouse  ASH/3390-3396  1839

7 docs

Contents:
Includes copies of Order of Poor Law Commissioners approving acquisition, and proceedings of Guardians.

Copy Order of Poor Law Commissioners to Battle Union  ASH/3397  1839

1 doc

Contents:
Declaration of new averages of expenses of parishes in Battle Union for purposes of proportional assessment.

Letters about the dismissal of a porter by the Battle Guardians  ASH/3398, 3399  c. 1848

2 docs

EDUCATION  [no ref. or date]

Correspondence from Rev. W. Margesson  ASH/3420, 3421  1846

2 docs

Contents:
Concerning a subscription for establishing a school at Mountfield.

Ashburnham Board School  ASH/3424-3426  1866-1880

3 docs

Contents:
Printed regulations respecting grants from Ecclesiastical Commissioners, 1866; undated copy of report on school; letter from James Philcox to Robert Hodgson sending copies of letters to be laid before a meeting of the School Board, 1880.

ROADS  [no ref. or date]

Appointment  ASH/3262  1758

1 doc

Contents:
Of John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham, in place of George Luxford, dec'd, as a trustee of the Turnpike Road leading from Flimwell Vent in Ticehurst to Hastings.

Robert Hodgson's account with the Beach Down to Heathfield and Robertsbridge to Hood's Corner Turnpike Trust  ASH/3343  1839-1840

1 doc

Contents:
Giving details of payment for carriage, work on road, smith's, wheelwright's, and carpenter's work.

Correspondence and papers concerning the Flimwell to Hastings Turnpike Road  ASH/3263-3302a  1839-1843

42 docs

Contents:
Includes proposals for settlement of disputes; printed comments; counsel's opinion.

The Flimwell and Hastings Turnpike  ASH/3303-3342  1842-1845

40 docs

Contents:
Correspondence mainly with the Rev. Mark Henry Vernon about the erection of a side gate at Hurst Green [in Salehurst] which was to the prejudice of the tolls, 1843-44. Notice from the 'committee for promoting a Survey of a direct line of Railway to Hastings' effecting a junction with the South Eastern Railway Penshurst or Tunbridge Wells, 1844-45. Correspondence about solicitor's bill for business on turnpike securities, 1842-43.

Public notice of proposal to divert about 500 yards of highway in Ashburnham  ASH/3344  1848

1 doc

Papers relating to new roads  ASH/2099  1868-1869

1 bundle

Contents:
Specification, contract, plans and receipt for constructing new roads on the Ashburnham Estate, (William Duncan of Aberdeen carried out the work at a cost of £1151. 5s. 0d) and copies of correspondence with the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway about the alteration of roads between Battle, Boreham and Ashburnham.

Sections accompanying plan shewing alterations in Roadways at Ashburnham proposed to be made by The Right Honble Earl of Ashburnham  ASH/4419  1869

30 x 26

Contents:
By W.J. Gant, Hastings, 1869. 1 in. to 1½ chains (horizontal scale); 1 in. to 20 ft. (vertical scale).
Shows proposed alteration in the gradient of about 32 chains of road on the W. boundary of Ashburnham Park near the bridge over the Ash Bourne.

MAPS AND PLANS (MISCELLANEOUS)  [no ref. or date]

Facsimile of a Mappa Mundi of the vii-viii cent. preserved at Alby in Provence  ASH/3189  n.d. [20th century]

Map of Venice  ASH/3190  1729

[mutilated]

An actual Survey of the County of Sussex  ASH/3191  1724

Contents:
By Richard Budgen, Printed for H. Lintot, London. ¾ in. to 1 m.

Plan  ASH/3194  n.d. [18th century]

Contents:
'A Draught of part of the County of Sussex East of Lewis Shewing two different Roads from Battle to Lewis. .. delineated by Budgen in his Map of Sussex publish'd in 1724, of which this Draught, so far as it relates to the said Roads, is a true and exact Copy.'

A Topographical Map of the County of Sussex  ASH/3192  1795

Contents:
Begun by W. Garden and the late T. Yeakell, completed by Thomas Gream, Land Surveyor. Published by W. Faden, 1795. 1 in. to 1 m.

Plan of the Cities of London & Westminster; with the Borough of Southwark  ASH/3193  1814

Contents:
Published by Edward Mogg,

Bacon's New Library Map of Surrey and Sussex  ASH/3195  c. 1900

Contents:
1 in. to 2 m. with alphabetical index to parishes attached

O.S. map, post 1883, 6 in. to 1 m  ASH/3196  post 1883

Contents:
Covering area S. to Eastbourne, N. to Wadhurst, E. to Bulverhythe, W. to Hailsham.

O.S. map, 1899, 6 in. to 1 m  ASH/3197  post 1899

Contents:
Covering area S. to Westham, N. to Herstmonceux, E. to Ninfield, W. to Hailsham.

O.S. maps, 25 in. to 1 m  ASH/1894-1899  1874-85

Contents:
LVI, 10, 11, 14, 15; LXIX, 2,3.

Scandia or Scandinavia comprehending Sweden, and Norway, with the Danish Islands  ASH/4365  1794

Contents:
To which is added the remainder of the possessions of Denmark. By L. S. Delarochette. London

Grundtegning af den Kongelige Residence og Faestring Kiöbenhavn med Omliggende Egn  ASH/4366  1806

Contents:
Marked in colour to shew positions of batteries etc. Endorsed: 'The Honble - Ashburnham, Coldstm Guards, Berkeley Square'.

Wyld's Map of the Baltic or East Sea  ASH/4367  1854

Contents:
Including the Gulf of Finland and surrounding countries embracing the present seat of war. London

Atlas des Itinéraires, Campagnes Opérations Militaires de Pajol Général en Chef par le Général de Division Comte Pajol son fils ainé  ASH/4368  1874

Contents:
8 printed maps in paper cover. Paris

Geological Survey of Great Britain. Sheet 5  ASH/4431  1864

25 x 36.

Contents:
Coloured map of Sussex from West Hoathly in N.W., Rottingdean in S.W., Winchelsea in S.E. and Tenterden, co. Kent, in N.E. 1 in. to 1 m. London, 1864

Ordnance Survey. Book of Reference to the Plan of the Parish of Herstmonceux  ASH/4432  1875

Contents:
London, 1875

MISCELLANEOUS  [no ref. or date]

Covers for letters which had been separated from their contents before the Ashburnham archives were deposited at the East Sussex Record Office  ASH/3528  1804-1805

1 bundle

Notes from vol. xi of the Catalogue of Charters in the British Museum relating to Sussex  ASH/3522, 3523  19th cent

1 vol., 1 gathering

Pocket-book written in shorthand  ASH/3529  Late 17th or early 18th cent

1 vol

Contents:
At end, an extract from Foxe: Acts & Monuments.

One detached seal and fragments of another  ASH/4430  n.d. [?18th - 19th century]

ADDENDA  [no ref. or date]

Pedigree of the Ashburnham family compiled by Lady Catherine Ashburnham  ASH/116  n.d. [19th, 20th Century]

1 doc

Copy of part of the preceding pedigree  ASH/117  n.d. [19th, 20th Century]

1 doc

Notes, etc., relating to the Ashburnham archives when at Ashburnham Place  ASH/118  n.d. [19th, 20th Century]

1 vol

Photostat copy of pedigree and notes relating to the Ashburnham family from H. Drummond, Histories of Noble British Families (1846)  ASH/4457  n.d. [20th Century]

1 vol

Typescript notes on the history of the Ashburnham family and the Ashburnham relics of King Charles I by Lady Catherine Ashburnham and Mr. J. R. Bickersteth  ASH/2800  n.d. [20th Century]

1 vol

Contents:
Notes of evidence of Sir Denny Ashburnham at the trials of William Ireland, Thomas Pickering, and John Grove.

Letters, extracts from journals, and photograph of blue silk vest worn by Charles I on the scaffold  ASH/193  1902-1903

1 file 7 items

Sixty letters  ASH/159-161  1654 - 1677, 20th Century

Contents:
Written by John Ashburnham the Cavalier, his brother William, and Elizabeth Poulett, the second wife of John Ashburnham (and the mother-in-law of John's son William) between 1654 and ?1677. With two sets of transcripts.
The letters written by the brothers are mainly to Sir Denny Ashburnham and John Plummer. They concern estate administration, timber sales, building, and John Ashburnham's imprisonment. Sir Denny Ashburnham, 1st Bart., of Broomham, married (as his first wife) Frances, daughter of John Ashburnham.

Letters of John Ashburnham written to his son-in-law Sir Hugh Smyth, 1656-1670  ASH/2015  1656 - 1670, 19th Century

1 vol

Administrative history:
Anne, daughter of John Ashburnham, married Sir Hugh Smyth of Ashton Park, Bristol.

Contents:
Transcribed by Lewis J. U. Way. n.d., 19th cent.

Transcript of letters written by Lady Anne Smyth to her husband Sir Hugh  ASH/2016  n.d. [19th - 20th Century]

1 file

Contents:
Mostly undated and probably part of a larger series.

Letters  ASH/2100  1669-1827

5 docs

Contents:
From Benjamin Camfield (1669), Rev. Anthony Nethercott of Ashburnham (1688), Lord Lucas (1690), Charles Ashburnham (n.d.), and Henry Ellis (1827). with transcripts.

Letters written by Mary, Duchess of Ormonde (second wife of James, 2nd Duke) and Mrs. Hammond  ASH/2899  c. 1710

4 docs

Administrative history:
John, 1st Earl of Ashburnham, married Mary Butler, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Ormonde as his first wife in 1710.

Contents:
With transcripts.

Diary of part of 'Grand Tour' through France and Switzerland, kept possibly by the tutor of John (afterwards 1st Baron) Ashburnham  ASH/635  30 May - 13 Jun 1673


Related information: (See ASH 3994).

Contents:
Describes Angers, Brissac, Douai, Saumur, Chinon, Tours, Marmoutier, Amboise, Blois and Orleans. Gives account of the festival of Corpus Christi at Angers, Cardinal Richelieu's Castle, the silk industry at Tours

Letters written by Lord North, George III, the Prince Regent, and the Duke of Wellington to the 2nd and 3rd Earls of Ashburnham  ASH/2900  1775-1829

11 letters

Contents:
Mainly about appointments in the Royal Household, the failure of the 2nd Earl to obtain the Garter and the conferment of it upon the 3rd Earl.; four covers, and transcripts.

Transcripts of miscellaneous letters  ASH/4460  1748-1826

1 file

Contents:
Relating to Wales, the Prince Regent, and foreign travel.

Receipt for £20 received from Edward Parratt of Northby, co. Oxon  ASH/2002  1644

1 doc

Contents:
By the Earl of Bath, John Ashburnham, and John Fetiplace, towards the sum to be raised for the supply of the army.

Note by John Ashburnham  ASH/2003  1655

1 doc

Contents:
Of rents due in Somerset, clothes required, and a request for his son to live with him 'for I am here informed that my Warrant doth not speake me to be a close prisoner'.

A note of such estates as were granted by Denny Ashburnham out of court on 17, 18, and 20 April 1657 as lord of the manor of Oving  ASH/2004  1657

1 doc

Statement of rents and other monies due  ASH/2005  1657

1 doc

Power of attorney  ASH/2006  1677

1 doc

Contents:
Given by William Ashburnham, Cofferer of the King's Household, to John Plummer of Ashburnham, gent.

A particular of the estate of John Ashburnham at Ashburnham  ASH/2007  n.d., 17th century

1 doc

Details of rents and other monies due  ASH/2008  n.d., [17th century.]

1 doc

Account of Robert Hodgson for the Sussex estate  ASH/1203  1838-39

1 vol

Contents:
With details of income and charges.

Draft or working copy of Sussex estate rental  ASH/1205  1854-1859

1 vol

Contents:
With details of income and charges.

Fragment of a journal of a tour in France  ASH/635  1674

18 pp 1204

A survey of the loss computed to be sustained in England by the exportation of clothing woollen in pack  ASH/1204  n.d., 17th century

1 doc

Contents:
Incomplete

Order for payment to John, 2nd Earl of Ashburnham, of £250 as a Gentleman of the Bedchamber  ASH/195  1756

1 doc

A collection of 52 documents relating to Italy  ASH/2952-2999, 4315-4318  1048-1575

Contents:
These documents, found with the Ashburnham estate and family archives, are all parchment and have been kept rolled up separately. Each has a number and date neatly endorsed in what appears to be a 19th century hand. The extant numbers of the broken series runs 4-263, in no chronological order; nos. 248-263 do not have the date endorsed in the usual way.
The documents are varied; sixteen or more are papal and two have bullae attached; fourteen seem to record public and legal proceedings in Florence. The rest are miscellaneous and mostly under notarial attestation. No. 261 (1507) has illuminated initials, margins and three shields of arms.
The earliest document is 1048, six are of the 13th, seven of the 14th, seventeen of the 15th, and twenty-one of the 16th centuries. Thirty-two of the documents were calendared by the Rev. Walter Budgen (see Ashburnham MS. 4319) in varying detail under the title, 'Papal Bulls &c. at Ashburnham Place'.

Catalogue of 32 documents relating to Italy, compiled by the Rev. Walter Budgen  ASH/4319  [19th - 20th century]

1 vol

Pedigree of the Ruvigny family reciting descent in 12 generations from Thisire de Massue, 1524  ASH/155  n.d., 19th cent

1 doc

Catalogue of Ashburnham records relating to estates other than in Sussex, Suffolk or Wales  ASH/776  [19th - 20th century]

1 vol

Catalogue of the records relating to the Suffolk Estate of the Ashburnham family  ASH/777, 778  [19th - 20th century]

2 vols

Catalogue of the records relating to the Welsh Estate of the Ashburnham family  ASH/779  [19th - 20th century]

1 vol

Illustrated catalogue of the sale of the contents of Ashburnham Place  ASH/1057  1953

1 vol

Contents:
Part I, Prints and Drawings of the Continental Schools; Part II, French and English Furniture, Porcelain and Works of Art; Part III, Family and Historical Portraits and Paintings and Drawings of the English School. Sold by Sotheby & Co., 24, 26 June and 15 July, 1953. With prices inserted in ink.

Catalogue of the sale of English furniture, etc., at Ashburnham Place  ASH/4459  1953

1 vol

Contents:
Sold by Sotheby & Co., 7-9 July 1953. With prices inserted in ink.

Illustrated catalogue of the northern portion of the Ashburnham Estate in Sussex  ASH/3198  1957

1 vol

Contents:
Sold in July 1957. Map.

Transcript of copies of outgoing correspondence of John 1st Baron Ashburnham  [no ref. or date]


Related information: (See also Ashburnham MSS. 4445-4448).

Contents:
(6 folders of typescript/n.d. 20th century)

[Transcript of Ashburnham MS. 840, and duplicate copy of Ashburnham MS. 4445]  ASH/4461  Jan. 1695(-6)- Mar. 1696(-7)

[Transcript of Ashburnham MS. 841]  ASH/4462  Mar. 1696(-7)-Aug. 1698

[Transcript of Ashburnham MS. 842]  ASH/4463  Aug. 1698-Feb. 1699(-1700)

[Transcript of Ashburnham MS. 843]  ASH/4464  Feb. 1699(-1700)-May 1702

[Transcript of Ashburnham MS. 844]  ASH/4465  May 1702-July 1704

[Transcript of Ashburnham MS. 845]  ASH/4466  July 1704-Mar. 1705

Sussex Estate Accounts  [no ref. or date]

3 vols


Related information: (See also Ashburnham MSS. 1758-1771)

Sussex Estate Accounts  ASH/4467  Jan. 1896-June 1896

Sussex Estate Accounts  ASH/4468  Jan. 1911-June 1911

Sussex Estate Accounts  ASH/4469  Jan. 1917-June 1917

Maps  [no ref. or date]

Ashburnham and various parishes 1766  ASH/4470  1766

34 x 25. Dissected.


Related information: (Ashburnham MS. 1168).

Contents:
[No title or surveyor] Approx. 5.7 in. to 1 m.
Lands in Ashburnham, Dallington, Brightling, Penhurst, Battle, Mountfield, Ninfield and outlying portions in Wartling and Catsfield. Place names and names of adjacent owners given. Acreage and names of woodland given. Fieldsnumbered to correspond with a survey.

Ashburnham and various parishes 1834  ASH/4471  1834

84 x 96.


Related information: (Ashburnham MS. 1174).

Contents:
Plan of the Ashburnham Estate..... in the County of Sussex, the property of the Right Honble the Earl of Ashburnham by E. and G.N. Driver. 8 in. to 1m.
Lands in Ashburnham, Battle, Burwash, Brightling, Catsfield, Dallington, Heathfield, Hooe, Herstmonceux, Halisham, Mountfield, Ninfield, Penhurst, Pevensey, Salehurst, Whatlington, Warbleton, Wartling and Willingdon. Form and other place names and names of adjacent owners given, Fields numbered to correspond with a survey

Ashburnham and various parishes 1841  ASH/4472  1841

31 x 39 Dissected.

Contents:
A Map of the Estate of the Right Honble the Earl of Ashburnham in the County of Sussex by C.S. Richardson. Approx. 3 in. to 1 m.
Lands in Pevensey, Wartling, Hooe, Ninfield, Ashburnham, Catsfield, Battle, Penhurst, Mountfield, Whatlington, Brightling, Dallington, Warbleton, Burwash and outlying portions in Herstmonceux and Willingdon. Farm and other place names and names of adjacent owners. State of cultivation distinguished by colour.

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