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Reference SAS-F
Covering dates 1472-1871
Held by East Sussex Record Office
Extent 17 series
Conditions of access Documents are open for consultation
Source of acquisition Received from Frere & Co of London, solicitors, through the British Records Society, by the Sussex Archaeological Society in 1931, and transferred to East Sussex Record Office in August 1982, from which about 200 items were subsequently transferred to West Sussex Record Office.
Creators Frere and Co, London, solicitors

Contents:
About 544 deeds were catalogued by Sussex Archaeological Society upon receipt from Frere & Co. The items were later divided between East and West Sussex Record Offices, according to the geographical area mentioned in each item, but maintaining their original catalogue reference number. This catalogue, therefore, contains only the East Sussex items, and the reference numbers do not form a continuous sequence. The reference numbers in this catalogue are: SAS-F/1-4, 44-103, 127-290, 383, 410, 412-433, 444-446, 455, 473, 509-544



Ashdown Forest  [no ref. or date]

Lease  SAS-F/1  7 Sep 1675

Contents:
By Sir THOMAS WILLIAMS of Elmham, co. Kent, bart., to ALEXANDER STAPLES (decayed), Esq. Reciting a Demise of 22 Nov., 25 Chas.II by the KING under the seals of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster, to Sir JOHN PACKINGTON of Westwood, co. Worcs. bart., REGINALD GRAHAM of the City of Westminster and GEORGE KEGG of the same, esqs., of All that his Majesty's Forest, Park and Chace called Lancaster Great Park or Ashdowne Forest or Ashdoune Chace and all the several Walks, Lodges and enclosed grounds within the same and the soyle thereof, parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster in the county of Sussex, and all honours, manors, messuages, lands &c. parcel of the said chace in Maresfield, East Grinsted, Hartfield Withyham and Bucksted (with wide powers as therein stated) for the term of 31 years In trust for the use and benefit of Penelope Washington, Katharine Washington, Elizabeth Washington, and Mary Washington, daughters of Colonell Henry Washington decd
And reciting deed of 20 March then last, whereby the said Sir John Packington and others, by the consent and desire of the said Penelope, Katharine, Elizabeth and Mary, - for valuable consideration - assigned the said Lease to Thomas Williams of Carwardine, co. Hereford, Doctor in Physic
It was witnessed that the said Sir Thomas Williams demised to the said Alexander Staples All that piece of land in the said Forest, park or chace of Ashdoune, being part of Hindleape Walk, as follows:- Beginning at Kittbrookes Gate and so running where the park pale formerly stood to the Claypitts over against the Priory land and from thence by the place where the old pale stood to the lower end of Mudbrookes Gill, being the north boundary thereof, and from thence along the west side of the said gill called Mudbrookes Gill to the upper end thereof and from thence cross the highway leading to Plawhatch Gate along by Dallingridge side to Paines corner, being the west boundary thereof, and from Paines Corner along by the bounds where the old pale stood to Footbridge Gate and from thence to Stumblett Common side to Prestrich Gill, being the south boundary, and so along by the east side of Prestrich Gill to Witch Cross and from thence straight over Roundhill to the upper end of Kittbrooke Gill and so along by the east side of Kittbrookes Gill to Kittbrookes Gate, being the east boundary thereof And also all that old lodge called Hindleape Lodge with houses &c. and full power to cut down and grub up and convert into tillage. Term 30 years; rent, £22. 10

Lease  SAS-F/2  22 Dec 1682

Contents:
By Sir THOMAS WILLIAMS and JOSEPH FELLS of London, goldsmith, to ALEXANDER STAPLES
Reciting Lease of 1 April, 13 Chas. II by the King to George, Earl of Bristol, of Lancaster Great Park or Ashdown Forest for 99 years at the rent of £200, and the said rent not being paid the said demise was avoided And reciting Lease of 22 Nov., 25 Ch. II to Sir John Packington and others and assignment to Sir Thos. Williams And Grant by Letters Patent, 22 Nov., 28 Chas. II, to Sir Thos. Williams and Joseph Fells of the reversion of the said lands called Ashdoune Forest, Ashdoune Chace or Lancaster Great Park
The said Thos. Williams and Jos. Fells demised to the said Alexander Staples the said Forest, Chace and Park. Term 99 years; rent £240
Endorsed: 9 Dec., 1693. Assignment by Alexander Staples to Richard Lechmere of London, merchant, and John Staples of East Grinsted, clerk, by consent of John Holland and Nicholas Lechmere, to protect against incumbrances and to attend their estate

Bond  SAS-F/3  9 Dec 1699

Contents:
By ALEXANDER STAPLES senr. of the Middle Temple, esq., to JOHN WATT of London, merchant, in £4000 for performance of covenants in Mortgage of even date between Emes Spinks, citizen and goldsmith of London of the 1st part, Alexander Staples of the 2nd part and the said John Watt of the 3rd part

Assignment  SAS-F/4  7 Dec 1784

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By WILLIAM WAVELL of Gracechurch St. London, surgeon, residuary legatee and acting executor of the Will of Jane Barston late of Richmond, spinster, (who was surviving sister and next heir of Richard Barston, William Barston, Ann Barston and Anna Barston decd.) of the 1st part, EDWARD CRANSTON and others Trustees of the Godstone to Highgate (at the entrance to Ashdown Forest in East Grinstead) Turnpike Road, of the 2nd part and JAMES EVELYN of Fellfridge, co. Surrey, esq. of the 3rd part, of a Mortgage dated 24 June, 1740 by the said Trustees to Richard Wavell then of Clapham, apothecary, and since deceased, for £1000 of the Tolls of the said highway and an assignment by the executors of the said Richard Wavell to the said Richard Barston, William Barston, Ann Barston, Jane Barston and Anna Barston. Jane Barston survived and left the residue of her estate to William Wavell
Signatures of 6 trustees and Wm. Wavell

Battle  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Quit-claim  SAS-F/44  29 Oct 1722

Contents:
By RICHARD RELFE of Battle, gent., to CHARLES RELFE of the same place, gent., - for £50 - in order to s settle disputes - of and in a customary messuage with outhouse, gardens, close &c. in the Middle Borough in Battle, with the barn and lands called Kings-wells and several pieces of copyhold land called Collets and Austens in Telham Borough in Battle and lands called Frenches and Horsepits in the Borough of Mount Joy; which said premises were late the estate of Jane Sharpe of Battle, widow, the said Richard and Charles Relfe being her nephews. In default of a supposed Will giving some portion to Richard, the premises descended to the said Charles as younger nephew
Copy attested, 23 July, 1762, by Jos. Acton and Josp. Lidwell both of Battle

A number of Extracts  SAS-F/45  1722- 1748

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From the Court Rolls of the manor of Battle relating to the premises named in the last document

Manor of Battle  SAS-F/46  27 Sep 1753

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Copy of Court Roll of Court Baron of Sir Whistler Webster, bart., being the Admission of ANN HOLFORD, wife of Peter Holford, esq., and only daughter and heir of ANN NUTT decd., before named Ann Wandell (by Stephen Fuller, esq. her attorney) to Customary lands and tenements called Horsepitts and Austens and lands called Colletts And Surrender by JOHN LADE of Warbleton (by Stephen Fuller his attorney) of customary lands called Colletts and Austens to the use of the said Ann Holford and her Admission. George Worge, steward

Draft of Bond  SAS-F/47  3 Oct 1761

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By PETER HOLFORD of Lincoln's Inn, esq., to GEORGE WORGE of Battle, gent., in £560 on absolute Surrender of lands called Colletts and Austens

Copy of Bond  SAS-F/48  3 Oct 1761

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By PETER HOLFORD of St Andrew's, Holbourn, co. Middlesex, esq., to JOHN LONGLEY of Battle, yeoman, in £400 on absolute Surrender by the said Peter Holford and Ann his wife of customary lands called Horsepitts, being 3 pieces in Battle and in the borough of Mount-Joy within the manor of Battell in the occupation of the said John Longley To the use of the said John Longley, for good title, free from incumbrances and quiet enjoyment (inter alia) without let &c. by from or under Sir John Lade, bart decd., who was the youngest son of Elizabeth, the 2nd daughter of Vincent Lade by John Whitehorn in the Island of Jamaica or by from or under Sir John Lade of St Saviour's, Southwark, bart., also decd. or by from or under Sir John Lade late of Warbleton, bart. also decd., who was the only son of Mary Inskipp who was eldest daughter of the said Vincent Lade, And for further assurance

A packet of receipted Accounts against Peter Holford and others  SAS-F/49  1754 - 1761

Deed of Covenant  SAS-F/50  24 Jul 1762

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By GEORGE WORGE of Battle, gent., with PETER HOLFORD of Lincoln's Inn, esq., to produce a deed of 29 Oct., 1722 made between Richard Relfe of Battle, gent., and Charles Relfe of the same place, gent., which deed was in the custody of the said George Worge as purchaser from the said Peter Holford and Ann his wife of a customary copyhold tenement and lands in the manor and parish of Battle and Borough of Telham called Colletts and another copyhold tenement and lands called Austens. It being recited also the John Longley of Battle, yeoman, had purchased of the said Peter and Ann copyhold lands called Horsepitts in the said manor and parish of Battle and Borough of Mountjoy and the said Peter had given bonds for good title and quiet enjoyment against the said Peter and Ann his wife and all claiming under them or under Sir John Lade decd. and Sir John Lade and Ann Wandall
Signature, Geo. Worge, Witnesses:- Hen. Mallory Bishop of Sedlescombe, Jos. Acton of Battle

Deed  SAS-F/51  1 Feb 1802

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Between ROBERT RUSSELL of Bodiam, clerk, and REBECCA his wife and JOHN TILDEN SAMPSON of Battle, esq., and CHARLES NAIRNE of Cornhill, London, stockbroker, Trustees appointed by the Court of Chancery under an Agreement of 1 May, 1777 by Charles Nairne of Millhouse in Cranbrook, co. Kent, esq. since decd., who was brother of the said Rebecca Russell and made previously to her marriage with the said Robert Russell. The said Robert and Rebecca Russell had two children, John and Frances. John Russell father of the said Robert died in 1788 and £1000 secured by Bond in the Agreement mentioned became payable and was paid to the said Robert Russell and the amount was invested in 5% Bank Annuities in his own name. Chares Nairne died in March, 1797 and Stephen Swatland alone proved his Will
Declaration of trusts concerning certain investments

Beckley &c  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of this date of PETER FARNDEN of Sedlescombe, co. Sussex, esq  SAS-F/52  24 Aug 1653

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Recital of Settlement dated 24 Aug, 1653 between the said Peter Farnden senr. of the one part and Tobias Farnden of Mountfield, gent., Peter Farnden junr. of Mountfield, son of the said Tobias, gent., Thomas Collinge (sic) of Brightlinge, esq., Samuell Gott of Grays Inn, co. Middlesex, esq., Edward Polhill of Burwash, esq., Richard Payne of Sedlescombe, gent., and William Creswell, citizen and goldsmith of London, of the other part, of various lands and tenements, whereby the said Tobias Farnden and the others - who were appointed executors of the said Will - were possessed of the said lands and tenements for 24 years after the death of the testator and his wife in trust for the performance of the said Will
Direction to executors to continue housekeeping in testator's dwellinghouse for wife and unmarried children for 3 months
To son Richard Payne, £500 in full of his marriage portion with £50 for ½ year's profit
To daughter Sarah Farnden, £2000, £1200 thereof to be paid on her marriage or age of 20 years and the remainder within 6 months after her marriage. Also £100 more if she married with Mr... Doublem towards buying household stuff
To other 4 daughters, Jane, Lucie, Mary, and Ruth Farnden, £500 a piece at 21 or marriage
Devise to executors of testator's term of years in a moiety of Gate Farm in Beckley and Peasmarsh and the moiety of lands and woods belonging and all woods and leases of woods in Beckley held by lease from Sir John Shellie and his lady. Executors to carry on the Ironworks and cut wood &c. for 3 years
Gift of copyhold lands, messuages &c. wherein testator dwelt and all copyhold lands belonging to the same holden of the manor of Battell and all other copyholds held of the said manor (except the copyhold house next adjoining which testator bought of Boyes, which house testator gave to John Hodger for so long as he should be Clerk to his Ironworks) to testator's wife Lucie Farnden for life and after her decease to nephew Peter Farnden, son of the said Tobias for life, with remainder to his first and other sons successively in tail male
Appointment of all testator's chimney backs, fire shovels, tongs, tables, forms chairs &c. &c and household stuff (linen & silver plate excepted) to go to such person as should be owner of testator's said house
Copyhold lands in Beckley and Peasmarsh bought of Mr Grace to said nephew Peter Farnden for life remainder to sons successive in tail male
To the poor of Sedlescombe, Bread, Westfield, Battell, Bodyham, and Beckley, 40s a piece
To wife Lucie £50 and all household stuff that she brought to testator, with his best horse and riding furniture
Legacies still unpaid given by his brother Richard Farnden to be paid and brother Tobias to be discharged therefrom
Use of linen and silver to wife for life, and then given to testator's 6 daughters, Ann Payne, wife of Richard Payne, Sarah Jane, Lucie, Mary, and Ruth Farnden, equally
To daughter Joane Gott, wife of the said Samuell Gott, £50. To Elizabeth Collins, wife of the said Thomas Collins, £50 and to daughter Martha Pollhill, wife of the said Edw. Polhill, £50
To every of the children of the said Joane Gott, Elizabeth Collins, and Martha Pollhill, £10
To grandson William Dyke, £400 at 21 or marriage
To John Hedger testator's servant, £20
To brother Creswell and his wife £40 a piece and any money owing from him
To cousin William Cogger and Elizabeth his wife, £5 a piece and to their children, 50s a piece
To brother Thomas Theobald and his wife, 40s. a piece. To cosyns John and Peter Waters, 20s a piece
To Sir John Sackvyll, knight, £10 and to Sarah Weekes, Elizabeth Gutsell and Elianor Lymbrest, 40s apiece and to the rest of servants, 20s apiece
Executors to pay all such monies as should be in testator's hands belonging to grandson William Dyke received as his guardian and also what shall be due to Mr Lancelott Davises children
£50 a piece to executors. Instructions as to management of Estate
Gift of copyholds in Peasmarsh held of the manor of Iden to grandson William Dyke, son of daughter Mary Dyke decd., and Robert Dyke, whereof part of the said farm being freehold was settled unto him
To two children of brother-in-law John Creswell, by his first wife, £50 between them, besides £20 given by Will of brother Richard Farnden decd
Proved at Westminster, 29 Sep., 1653

Settlement  SAS-F/53  20 Feb 1693

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Between SAMUEL ROBERTS of Beckley, co. Sussex, gent., brother and heir of John Roberts late of Beckley, gent. decd., son of John Roberts late of Salehurst, founder decd., of the one part and WILLIAM HICKES of Robertsbridge in Salehurst, draper, and MARY DYNE of Robertsbridge, widow, of the other part in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Samuel Roberts and the said Mary Dyne - of All that one messuage, barn, garden &c. and 13 pieces of land belonging called Rosers and Usbornes containing 46 ac. in Beckley (bounds given)
Also of a messuage or tenement, house, barn, oasthouse &c. and 12 pieces of land &c. containing 45 ac. called Winterland and Winterlands Wishales and Copton in Beckley (bounds)
Also of 7 pieces of land &c. containing 30 ac. in Beckley. Signature: Samuell Roberts. Witnesses:- Henry Wickham (mk), Anne Wickham (mk), Samuel Durrant

Release (following a lease for a year)  SAS-F/54  14 Nov 1693

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By WILLIAM POTTER of Lamberhurst, co. Kent, gent., to RICHARD DAY of Horsemonden, co. Kent, yeoman, JOHN MERRIAM of Horse (sic) mercer, and SARAH MERRIAM spinster, only daughter of the said John Merriam - by way of settlement in consideration of an intended marriage between the said William Potter and Sarah Merriam and of £100 secured to be paid to the said William within one month after the death of the said John Merriam of 2 messuages, a barn and other buildings, 3 gardens and 20 parcels of land &c. containing 64 ac. in Beckley, formerly in the occupation of Richard Dicker and then of Edw. Pankhurst. Signatures of all parties
Witnesses:- Mary Becan, Henry How, Nich. Amhurst

Articles of Agreement  SAS-F/55  26 Apr 1694

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Between SAMUEL ROBERTS of Salehurst, gent., only surviving son of John Roberts late of Salehurst decd., and administrator of the estate of John Roberts late of Beckley, gent. decd., (brother of the said Samuel and surviving executor of the said John Roberts the father) and JOHN POLHILL of Bexhill, yeoman, and SARAH his wife, one of the daughters of the said John Roberts the father, in regard to the division of monies to be received from "desperate and sperate" debts due to the estate of the said John Roberts the son
Signature of John Polhill and mark of Sarah

Copy of Articles of Agreement  SAS-F/56  20 Dec 1703

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Between SAMUEL ROBERTS of Beckley, gent of the one part and WILLIAM WATERS of Tenterden, co. Kent, grazier, and ELIZABETH STONNARD of Hone in the Isle of Oxney, co. Kent, widow, sister of the said Wm. Waters, of the other part, whereby - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Samuel Roberts and the said Elizabeth Stonnard and in consideration of her personal estate which will be possessed by the said Wm. Waters - It was agreed that the said Samuel Roberts should settle upon the said Elizabeth his messuage or tenement and several pieces of land containing 11 ac. in Beckley And also one other messuage with barn &c. and 11 ac. of land in Beckley
And the said Samuel Roberts agreed, within two years after the marriage to lay out with the consent of the said Wm. Waters the sum of £160 of the personal estate of the said Elizabeth in the purchase of land and to settle the same

Counterpart of deed  SAS-F/57  20 Oct 1710

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Between SAMUEL ROBERTS of Beckley, gent., and ELIZABETH his wife of the one part and JOHN WISE of Rochester, co. Kent, butcher, whereby the said Samuel Roberts and Elizabeth covenanted to levy and acknowledge a Fine by way of Mortgage for £170 of a messuage or tenement standing where a smith's shop or forge lately stood and a garden adjoining in Beckley, bounding to the High Street there between Beckley Church and Peasmarsh and lands of Mary Couchman, widow, S. and lands of John Stevens, E
Also of 5 pieces of land called Tannhowse Land sometime part of the farm called Amitthill containing 18 ac. in Beckley
Signature, John Wise, and seal. Witnesses:- John Goble (or Golte), John Pain, Robert Baldwin

Deed  SAS-F/58  20 Apr 1721

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Between SAMUEL ROBERTS, THOMAS NASH of Lamberhurst, yeo., and ELIZABETH his wife of the one part and WILLIAM HICKS of Robertsbridge in Salehurst, gent., and JOHN POOKE of Salehurst, gent., of the other part, to lead the use of a Fine of the following:- A messuage, barn and 46 ac. called Rosers and Usbarnes in Beckley (bounds given)
A messuage &c. and 45 ac. called Winterland, Wishales and Copton
7 pieces of land containing 30 ac. in Beckley
A messuage, garden and 24 ac. called the Tanhouse land
A messuage, 2 barns, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 1 hopgarden and 5 pieces of plain land in Beckley containing 23 ac
A messuage and 8 ac. in Beckley in the occupation of John Patience
A messuage, garden &c. and 4 ac. in Catsfield in the occupat- of Wm. Markwick, esq., and William Spafoot, which were devised by John Nash to his brother the said Thos. Nash
Signatures of all parties. Witnesses:- Sam. Durrant, Sam. Durrant junr., Joyes Rogers

Fine  SAS-F/59  1721

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Between WILLIAM HICKS, gent., and JOHN POOKE, gent., querents, and SAMUEL ROBERTS, gent., and THOMAS NASH and ELIZABETH his wife, deforciants, of 5 messuages, 5 barns, one malthouse, 5 gardens, 5 orchards, 40 ac. of land, 16 ac. of meadow, 104 ac. of pasture and 25 ac. of wood in Beckley and Catsfield. Easter term, 7 Geo. I

Lease for a year  SAS-F/60  2 Oct 1721

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By SAMUEL ROBERTS of Beckley, gent., only son and heir of Samuel Roberts late of Beckley, gent. decd., and of Mary his wife also decd., to SAMUEL DURRANT of Hawkherst, co. Kent, gent., of a messuage, barn, and lands called Rosers and Usbornes in Beckley containing 46 ac. And also of a messuage, barn, oasthouse and 45 ac. called Winterlands and Winterland Wish Hales and Copton in Beckley. Also a barn and 30 ac. in Beckley
Signature, Samuell Roberts, and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Knevett Rawlett, Rich. Banister

Release  SAS-F/61  3 Oct 1721

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Between the same parties, with ROBERT BICKNELL of the Inner Temple, gent., as a party of the 3rd part, for the purpose of a Common Recovery of the premises

Recovery  SAS-F/62  1721

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By ROBERT BICKNELL, gent., plaintiff, against SAMUELL DURRANT, gent., with SAMUEL ROBERTS, gent. as vouchee, of 2 messuages, 4 gardens, 40 ac. of land, 10 ac. of meadow, 50 ac. of pasture and 25 ac. of wood in Beckley. Michs. term, 8 Geo. I

Mortgage  SAS-F/63  23 Mar 1722

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By the said SAMUEL ROBERTS to RICHARD RUSSELL of South Malling near Lewes, gent. - for £500 - of the said messuage and premises called Rosers and Usbornes in Beckley
Signature, Saml. Roberts, and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Richard Lardner, Joseph Palmer

Counterpart of the last Mortgage  SAS-F/64  23 Mar 1722

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With signature of Richard Russell and armorial seal (the same as that of Roberts)

Further Mortgage  SAS-F/65  20 Jul 1723

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By SAMUEL ROBERTS TO RICHARD RUSSELL - for £50 - of the same premises

Bond  SAS-F/66  20 Jul 1723

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By SAMUEL ROBERTS to RICHARD RUSSELL in £100 for payment of mortgage money and performance of covenants

Further Mortgage  SAS-F/67  28 Dec 1723

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By SAMUEL ROBERTS to the said RICHARD RUSSELL - for £50 - of the said messuage and premises in Beckley
Witnesses:- Richd. Lardner, Jos. Palmer

Bond  SAS-F/68  28 Dec. 1723

Contents:
By SAMUEL ROBERTS to RICHARD RUSSELL in £100 for payment of mortgage money and performance of covenants

Further Mortgage  SAS-F/69  4 Apr 1724

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Between the same parties - for £50 - of the said messuage and lands
Witnesses:- Richard Lardner, Wm. Watson

Lease for a year  SAS-F/70  25 Mar 1725

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By SAMUEL ROBERTS to JOHN FOWLE of Battell, gent., of the messuages and lands called Rosers and Usbornes, Winterlands &c. and a barn and 30 ac., all in Beckley
Signature and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Dan. Davis, Thos. Avery, Steph. Odiarne

Release  SAS-F/71  26 Mar 1725

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Between the same parties - for £1263 - of the premises described in the last Lease for a year

Bond  SAS-F/72  26 Mar 1725

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Between the same parties in £2526 for performance of covenants in deed of even date

Manor of the Hospital of St Bartholomew next Rye otherwise the Manor of Playden next Rye  SAS-F/73  31 Mar 1725

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Copy of Court Roll of Court Baron of Elizabeth Countess Dowager of the Isle of Thanet, at the instance of Robert Newman of Winchelsea, Jurat gent. John Collier being deputy steward, being the Admission of ROBERT NEWMAN on surrender by HENRY PARKER and ANNE his wife, late Anne Newman spinster, daughter of Samuel Newman late of Winchelse Jurat, gent. decd., to 21 ac. of bondland called Spittle Hoth in Beckley and Peasmarsh. J. Hayne, steward

Lease for a year  SAS-F/74  27 Jun 1725

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By JOHN POTTER of St. James' Westminster, esq., son and heir of William Potter late of Battell, gent. decd., to JOSEPH HUSON of Tenterden, co. Kent, gent., of all that messuage or tenement, barn, oasthouse &c. and 64 ac. of land &c. in Beckley late in the tenure of Edward Isted and then of Thos. Inman
Signature of John Potter. Witnesses:- Saml. Reader, Hugh Resfew

Release  SAS-F/75  28 Jun 1725

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Between the said JOHN POTTER of the 1st part, SARAH POTTER and ANNE POTTER of Tenterden, spinsters, and ELIZABETH POTTER of St. Dunstan's, Stepney, spinster, daughters of William Potter, of the 2nd part, and JOSEPH HUSON of the 3rd part - for £500 - of the premises described in lease for a year, and on payment of the purchase money in trust for the said Sarah Potter absolutely. Signatures of parties of 1st and 2nd parts, & seals

Lease for a year  SAS-F/76  13 Aug 1725

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By JOHN FOWLE of Battell, gent., to THOMAS SNEPP of Seddlescombe, gent. of a messuage, barn, close, garden, &c. and 46 ac. called Rosers and Usbornes in Beckley
Also of a messuage and 45 ac. called Wimterlands &c. and a barn and 30 ac. in Beckley
Signature, John Fowle. Witnesses:- Samuell Plumer, Stephen Odiarne

Release  SAS-F/77  14 Aug 1725

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Between the same parties - for £1263 - of the premises described in lease for a year

Bond  SAS-F/78  14 Aug 1725

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By JOHN FOWLE to THOMAS SHEPP for performance of covenants in Release of even date

Assignment  SAS-F/79  10 Jun 1727

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By RICHARD RUSSELL by direction of THOMAS SHEPP to DOROTHY ELLIS of Lewes, spinster, - for £700. 10. - of Mortgage of 23 March, 1722 by Samuel Roberts
Signatures of all parties. Witnesses:- John Plumer, Henry Apps, Robert Busbridge, Richard Lardner

Bond  SAS-F/80  10 Jun 1727

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By THOMAS SNEPP to DOROTHY ELLIS in £1400 for payment of Mortgage money and performance of covenants

Deed  SAS-F/81  10 Jun 1731

Contents:
Between DOROTHY ELLIS of the 1st part, JOHN LEGAS of Wadhurst, gent., of the 2nd part, ROBERT WELLER of Tonbridge, co. Kent, esq., and THOMAS HUSSEY of Burwash, gent., of the 3rd part and MAXIMILIAN GOTT of Street, esq., and ELIZABETH his wife of the 4th part, Whereby, after reciting Mortgage of 23 March, 1722 and (inter alia) the Assignment of 10 June 1727 by Thos. Snepp to the said Dorothy Ellis and a Conveyance by Thos. Snepp to the said Robert Weller and Thomas Hussey in trust for the said Max. Gott and Elizabeth his wife, the said Dorothy Ellis - for £734. 2. 6. - assigned the mortgaged premises to John Legas in trust to attend the inheritance of the premises
Signatures of all parties except Weller
Witnesses:- John Egles, Wm. Shadwell, Robt. Vine

Lease for a year  SAS-F/82  23 May 1732

Contents:
By JOSEPH HUSON of Tenterden, co. Kent, gent., JOHN POTTER of St. James' Westminster, esq. (son and heir of Wm. Potter late of Battell, gent. decd.), SARAH POTTER of Islington, co. Middlesex, spinster, ELIZABETH OSBORNE of the same place, widow, and ANN POTTER of the same place, spinster, (daus. of the said Wm. Potter) to MAXIMILIAN GOTT of Street near Lewes, esq., of All that messuage, barn, garden and orchard and 64 ac. of land in Beckley. Signatures of all parties of the 1st part and seals. Witnesses:- John Fairhall, Wal. Waters

Release  SAS-F/83  24 May 1732

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Between the same parties in pursuance of agreement in deed of 28 June, 1725 and in consideration of £400 to Sarah Potter and a further £150 for principal and interest, the residue of the proportion of the said Ann Potter - of the said messuage and premises

Petition  SAS-F/84  3 May 1736

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To the Lord Chancellor by Sir ROGER MEREDITH of Leeds, co. Kent, bart., and Dame MARY his wife, late the widow and relict of Samuel Gott late of Street, co. Sussex, esq., who the eldest son and heir of Peter Gott late of Grays Inn, co. Middlesex, esq. decd., by Martha Gott his wife also decd., concerning the Manor or farm of Gate Place otherwise Gote and Glossons, co. Sussex, and messuages and farms belonging and 900 ac. of plain land and woodland in Beckley and Peasmarsh als Peysmarsh Also of the Manor of Dixter als Dixtern, co. Sussex, with messuages buildings and 300 ac. of marsh &c. in Northyham otherwise Northyam otherwise Noriam otherwise Nordam and a barn and 128½ ac. of marshland in Icklesham

Brede and Udimere  [no ref. or date]

Release  SAS-F/85  19 Apr 1650

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By ELIZABETH DYKE of Sedlescombe, co. Sussex, widow, to PETER FARNDEN of Sedlescombe, esq., father of the said Elizabeth
After reciting a deed of 10 June, 1639 between the said Peter Farnden and Thomas Dyke of Gray's Inn, Middlesex, and the said Elizabeth Dyke (by the name Elizabeth Farnden) whereby - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Thos. Dyke and the said Elizabeth - the said Peter covenanted to levy a Fine to the said Thos. Dyke of the following
The Ironwork called Conster hammer and the farm called Conster and all ironworks, woods, lands &c belonging in the occupation of the said Peter Farnden and the executors of Thomas Sackville, knt., decd. and Charles Coxe and John Jarrett (except one little farm called Snepp's farm in the occupation of the said John Jarrett adjoining to the said premises)
Two woods and woodlands called Westwood and Belhurst and a parcel of ground at Breadbridge in the occupation of Lingham
Lands and woods called Austens in the occupation of William Cogger, theretofore belonging to a farm called Combers farm alias Broadoake
Lands called Mabland and Bunges
A messuage and farm at or near Gotame Green in the occupation of John Adds or Richard Bourn
All the said premises being in Bread, Northyham and Beckley
Also one 3rd part of another wood near adjoining to Conster Hammer containing 10 ac. in Beckley
To the uses in the said deed mentioned
It was witnessed by the present deed that the said Elizabeth Dyke released to the said Peter Farnden all the before named lands and premises
Signature Eliza: Dyke, and armorial seal (broken)
Witnesses:- Edw. Polhill, Nehemiah Panton, Peter Farnden Junr., Thomas Collins junr., Jo: Wedger (?)

Probate of the Will of ELIZABETH COLLINS of Burwash, co. Sussex, widow  SAS-F/86  16 May 1676

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To the poor of Brightling, £3; Burwash, 40s. and Sedlescombe, 40s.; Bodiham, 20s; Northiham, 10s.; Bread, 10s
To niece Mary Bard, wife of Thos. Bard, esq., £100, and to her daughters Mary Bard and Elizabeth Bard, rings (specified)
To cosens, Mr. John Waters and Mr. Peter Waters of Udimer, £20 a piece and to their wives, 20s apiece
To nephew Peter Dobell, son of sister Sarah Dobell, £100 at 21 years
To cosens, Elizabeth Dyke and Thos. Dyke, children of niece Elizabeth Dyke, £25 apiece
To niece, Elizabeth Dyke and Anne Hammond, £5 apiece and to the chidren of niece Hannah Hawksworth decd., £5 between them
To children of niece Katherine Luxford, widow, 40s a piece and to said niece Katherine Luxford, 40s
To cosen Thomas Collins at Brightling Church and Ann his wife, 40s. a piece
To Mr. Thomas Sloeman, £6 and to his wife Anne, 20s. and to his eldest daughter Elizabeth by his first wife, 20s
To cosen Elizabeth Boraston, wife of Mr. Boraston of Heaver, £5. To cosen Thos. Woodhouse, son of cosen Susan Sloeman, 40s. To cosens William Drinker and John Baker, 20s apiece
To sisters Dobell, Fowle, Baker, to each, 20s in gold. To Aunt Creswell, 20s
To servant Elizabeth Panton, £5. and to other servants, 20s a piece
Devise of the manor and farm of Dixterne and all lands and tenements in Bodiham, Bread, Wittersham or elsewhere in Sussex to nephew Peter Gott, son of slater Joan Gott, but a moiety of the rents &c. of all plain lands in Bodiham to remain to sister Joan Gott for life and the other moiety to sister Martha Polhill for life. £10 out of Dixtern farm to cosen Catherine Tilden, widow, for life
Residue of personal estate to nephew Peter Gott, he being also appointed sole executor
Proved in P.C.C., 7 July, 1676

Mortgage  SAS-F/87  24 Mar 1692

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By DANIEL WHITE of Vintners in Boxley, co. Kent, esq., (nephew, heir, and devisee of Daniel White late of Vintners, esq., decd.) to THOMAS SAUNDERS, citizen and dyer of London, - for £200 - of a messuage or tenement, barn and oasthouse called Heele and lately part of Heele farm in Bread, co. Sussex, one orchard and 15 pieces of land &c. containing 40 ac. called Hilly field, (where the messuage was then built), 4 pieces called the Cow pasture, Moorfield, Wellfield, Barnfield, Lodgefield, Stackfield, Molehill field, Farnefield, 3 pieces called the Brucks, all lying together in Bread, theretofore purchased of Esther White (late of Winchelsea, widow) of John Sampson
And also all that messuage or tenement, barn and 36 ac. of land &c. in Bread, formerly the possession of Mary Edwards, widow, decd. (late wife of Richard Edwards late of Eastbourne, gent. decd) and were purchased by the said Daniel White the uncle of William Pryor and Nicholas Jordan
Signatures of both parties; seals and tags gone
Receipt for principal and interest endorsed

Counterpart of the last Mortgage  SAS-F/88  24 Mar 1692

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With signature of Thomas Saunders

Lease for a year  SAS-F/89  27 Mar 1699

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By the said Daniel WHITE to SAMUEL NEWMAN of Winchelsea, gent., of the messuage and lands described in Mortgage of 24 March, 1692

Release  SAS-F/90  28 Mar 1699

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Between the same parties - for £130 to the said Daniel White and £200 to Thomas Saunders, for which sum the said lands were mortgaged - of the messuage, lands and premises described in the last Lease for a year

Bond  SAS-F/91  28 Mar 1699

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By DANIEL WHITE of Vintners in Boxley, co. Kent, to SAMUEL NEWMAN of Winchelsea, co. Sussex, gent., in £660 for performance of covenants in Release and Confirmation of even date

Copy of Will of SAMUEL NEWMAN of Winchelsea, Jurat  SAS-F/92  23 Dec 1712

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Bequest to eldest son Samuel Newman, £10; he to have no further interest unless youngest son Robert should die under 21
To cozen Samuel Lucket senr. of Hasting and his three children, Samuel and James Lucket and Mary King, 5s. apiece
To daughter Anne, the wife of Henry Parker of Rye, butcher, £50, on condition that testator's wife should settle for freehold farm lands and premises in Dallington to youngest son Robert, to commence from and after her decease. The said daughter to surrender a copyhold farm and lands in Beckley, to which she would become entitled on testator's decease, to testator's youngest son Robert, she to receive £200 in lieu thereof
To the said daughter Anne in case she should be left a widow, £10 a year for life, charged upon testator's freehold lands; the Annuity to be void if wife should give the said daughter Anne her estate in Dallington
To youngest son Robert, all lands, woods and premises in Winchelsea purchased of Daniel White of Maidstone and 6 ac. of woodland in Pett purchased of the said Mr. White, and also lands in Icklesham purchased of Thomas Goreham, and also "my now dwellinghouse" and another house, barn and stable in Winchelsea and a barn and 15 ac. of land in Icklesham purchased of Richard Seymore, clerk; a small piece of ground purchased of one Grayling of Nenfield, and a piece of ground called S. Nicholas Spot, a messuage and land purchased of John Sampson; also Tippings marsh, purchased of Edward Tipping; and orchard called Holloways, an orchard called Pelham, bought of Mr. Whitfield; all in Winchelsea
Also a farm in Bread called Hilly Farm purchased of Daniel White and brookland in Udimore purchased of Barbara Hartshorne, widow; a farm and lands called Buckholls in Dallington purchased of Richard Russell, clerk; 28½ ac. purchased of Mrs. Fagge in Dallington; also 12 ac. of woodland purchased of John Duly in Dallington, and 11 ac. of woodland in Dallington purchased of John Baker Junr.; also Millbank in St. Leonards, Winchelsea, in Liberty of Hasting. Provision in case son Robert should die under 21. Wife to have profits of all lands &c. until Robert should attain 21, then to have an Annuity of £10 for life
Residue to wife and son Robert equally, they being appointed executors

Lease for a year  SAS-F/93  5 Nov 1731

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By ROBERT NEWMAN of Winchelsea, gent., only surviving son and heir and devisee of Samuel Newman late of Winchelsea, Jurat, to MAXMILIAN GOTT of Street, of All that messuage or tenement &c. and 80 &c. of land &c. in Bread and Udimer in the tenure of Peter Waters and Abraham Conduit
Signature, Robert Newman
Witnesses:- John Collier, Hen. Dodson

Release  SAS-F/94  6 Nov 1731

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Between the same parties and ELIZABETH, wife of the said Robert Newman, - for £60 - of the premises described in the last Lease for a year
Signatures of Robert and Elizabeth Newman

Deed  SAS-F/95  8 Nov 1731

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Between ROBERT NEWMAN of Winchelsea, gent., only surviving son and also devisee of Samuel Newman late of Winchelsea, Jurat decd., and ELIZABETH wife of the said Robert Newman (1), MAXMILIAN GOTT of Street, esq. (2), THOMAS FULLER of Winchelsea, gent., (3), to lead the use of a Fine of a messuage or tenement with buildings, garden &c. and 40 ac. of land in Bread and Udimer, in the tenure of Peter Waters and Abraham Conduit, and formerly belonging to the said Samuel Newman and by his Will dated 23 Dec., 1712, devised to the said Robert Newman
And also of all that scite, messuage or mansion house of the late dissolved Monastery of the Fryers Minors called the Grey Fryers in Winchelsea
Also of a barn called the Stonebarn with the cellar or vault under the same, with stables, buildings, gardens, orchards, cherry grounds, closes &c. to the said scite, messuage or mansion house belonging
Also of several parcels of land called the Kings Greenfields, the Two small meadows, the Hopgarden, the Longfield and Mundays Market
Also a piece of land called the Coneyfield
Also all those Pendents of the Hills belonging or adjoining to the above lands
All the said premises being in Winchelsea, containing 46ac. in the occupation of the said Thomas Fuller
Also of 2 pieces of land called the Pews together with the Reed water and marish ground adjoining containing together 18 ac. in the Liberty of Winchelsea in the parish of Icklesham
Also of a messuage or tenement called the Horsehead house, together with the vault, well, garden ground and appurtenances in Winchelsea, in the occupation of George Hood
Signatures of all parties. Witnesses:- John Collier, Hen. Dodson, Wal. Waters, John Plaw

Lease for a year  SAS-F/96  9 Jun 1732

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By HENRY SMITH of Richmond and late of Southwark, co. Surrey, salter, to THOMAS HUSSEY of Burwash, co. Sussex, gent., of All that messuage or tenement, barn &c. and 80 ac. in Udimer and Bread, in the occupation of Peter Waters and John Conduit
Also of a messuage, with orchard called Paradise and 4 pieces of meadow land called the Chessons, the Furzebank, and Crookes acre, containing 10 ac. in Winchelsea
Also of 8 ac. of marsh land or fresh marsh in Winchelsea in the tenure of Robert Newman and 3 pieces of Upland called the Pews containing 8 ac. and 6 ac. of Upland in Icklesham, and a piece of marshland in Winchelsea called the Brewhouse marsh, containing 3 ac
Also of 3 messuages or tenements, with gardens, lands &c. in Winchelsea in the occupation of William Clark, Thos. Bartholomew, and George Hood; also a piece of land called the Pound plat in Winchelsea containing 1 ac. in the occupation of John Pavis
Also of small spots, gardens or several pieces of ground lying dispersed in several places in the Liberty of Winchelsea
Also all that Milbank and piece of ground in St. Leonard's near Winchelsea. Signature, Hen. Smith
Witnesses:- J. Puxty (?), John Collier

Deed  SAS-F/97  10 Jun 1732

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Between the said HENRY SMITH (1), THOMAS HUSSEY (2), ROBERT NEWMAN (3), MAXIMILIAN GOTT (4), the Rev. WILLIM WILLES, clerk, rector of Winchelsea (5), THOMAS CRUTTENDEN of Winchelsea, (6) and THOMAS FULLER of Winchelsea (7), Whereby, after Reciting Mortgage of 17 Oct., 1724 by the said Robert Newman to Edward Milward of Chiddingly, esq., for £400 of the said messuage and 80 ac. in Bread and Udimer, and of a messuage or tenement called Paradise and 4 parcels of meadow called the Chasons, the Furzebank, and Crookes acre, containing 10 ac. in Winchelsea
And reciting deeds of Lease and Release, by way of Mortgage, of 5 & 6 Nov., 1731 to the said Edw. Milward of the said premises and also 8 ac. of marshland in Winchelsea and 3 pieces of Upland called the Pews containing 8 ac
And reciting Assignment of 29 Aug., 1726 of the said Mortgages by Edward Milward to the said Henry Smith and other deeds concerning the property
The said several Mortgages were assigned by Henry Smith to the said Thos. Hussey in trust to attend and wait upon the inheritance thereof for Gott, Willes, Cruttenden and Fuller, who were separate purchasers of parts of the said estate and premises
Signatures of all parties

Draft Release (following Lease for a year)  SAS-F/98  1826

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Between DAVID linen-draper STONHAW of Rye linen-draper (1), WILLIAM WATSON of the same, gent., (2), and the Rev. ROBERT HELE SELBY HELE of Bread, clerk (3), THOMAS COOPER LANGFORD of Udimer, gent. (4), HENRY RICHARDS of London, gent., (5) and GEORGE NICHOLAS RANKIN of the same, gent. (6)
Reciting Lease and Release dated 28 & 29 Sep., 1798 whereby the several coppices or woodland thereinafter mentioned were conveyed (inter alia) in undivided moieties to the use of William Durrant and John Jeakins, both then late of Rye, gunpowder-makers since deceased, and other conveyances
The said David Stonham as surviving and sole acting trustee and executor of the Will of the said John Jeakins - for £1035. 19. 8. - conveyed to the said R.H.S. Hele a piece of woodground called the Gret Pond Wood in Brede and Udimore containg 22a.3r. and woodground called Bohemia Wood in Udimore containg 6a.25p., all formerly in the possession of Thomas Walsingham Western and late of John Jeakins

Eastbourne etc  [no ref. or date]

Articles of Agreement  SAS-F/99  2 Dec 1700

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Between Sir WILLIAM WILSON of Eastbourne, bart., of the 1st part, WILLIAM WILSON, esq., son and heir apparent of the said Sir William, of the 2nd part, JOHN NUTT of Marshalls in Maresfield, gent., of the 3rd part and PHILADELPHIA WILSON eldest daughter of the said Sir William, of the 4th part
Whereby - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said John Nutt and the said Philadelphia - Sir William Wilson agreed to pay to the said John Nutt £2000 as a marriage portion with the said Philadelphia and to procure an Act of Parliament for charging the said sum upon his estates at Eastbourne
And the said John Nutt agreed to settle lands &c. to the value of £200 yearly for the jointure of the said Philadelphia
Signatures of all parties and armorial seals
Witnesses:- Edwd. Wilson, John Olive

Deed Poll  SAS-F/100  6 Mar 1701

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By Sir WILLIAM WILSON of East Borne, bart. Reciting a deed of 25 May, 29 Chas. II (1677) between Sir Wm. Wilson late of East Borne decd. and the said Sir William Wilson by the name of Sir Wm. Wilson, son and heir apparent of the said Sir William Wilson deed (1), Richard Peacock of Finchley, co. Middlesex, esq., Nicholas Townley of the Inner Temple, London, esq., and Rechord Peacock, sister of the said Richard Peacock (2) and Sir William Thomas of Folkington, bart., and Reginald Williams of Stoke Nayland, co. Suffolk, since decd. (3) Whereby - in consideration of a marriage between the said Sir William Wilson and the said Rechord Peacock - theren were conveyed, by way of settlement, to Sir William Thomas and Reginald Williams
The moiety of the manors of East Borne alias East Borne Wilson, Clapham-Chambers, Sessingham, Medsey-Lamport, Meads alias Broad, Barkham Netherhall, Tarring Camoys alias Tarring Camvays in East Borne, Willington, Jevington, Folkington, Hailsham, East Dean, Pevensey, Westham, Fletching, Maresfield, Newick &c
The moiety of lands in Eastbourne, as follows
Lord's Lane, 190 ac.; Puslingham, 33 ac.; the Newfields under, 14 ac.; Tyecroft, 5 ac.; Smiths close, Lackhurst and Hams Hay, 6 ac.; Upland adjoining the Wish, 3½ ac.; Meadow adjoining Tyecroft and Puslingham, 8 ac.; Challington Lane, 89 ac.; Sheep Downes called Easthall Downe and Challington Downe; Marshland called the Wish, 15 ac.; all in Eastbourne; The Hood, 44 ac. in East Dean
47 ac. in Medsey and pasture for 8 bullocks upon Grove Down in East Borne
Pasture for 315 sheep on Medsey Down, South Down and Grove Down; Long Downe
13 ac. in Eastland in Horsey
Also the moiety of:- The capital messuage and farm called Barkham farm and Godley farm in Fletching, 200 ac.; part of Aulcocks land in Fletching and Newicke, 120 ac.; Farm and lands called Milland and part of Aulcocks land; Cox's farm in Fletching; Firhazle farm in Fletching and Maresfield; a Fulling Mill in Fletching; a Farm and land in Fletching in the occupation of Lawrence Langridge
And Reciting that the said Rechord (wife of the said Sir Wm. Wilson) was since deceased leaving issue one son, William, and two daughters, Philadelphia and Rechord. The said Reginald Williams was also deceased
And reciting that on the marriage of the said Philadelphia with John Nutt of Marshalls in Maresfield, gent., the said Sir William Wilson agreed to pay or secure to the said John Nutt as a marriage portion the sum of £2000
By the present deed he directed and appointed that the said Sir William Thomas should, after his decease, raise and pay the said £2000 out of the said manors &c. for the benefit of the said John Nutt and Philadelphia, and £1000 to the said Rechord, daughter of the said Sir William Wilson, with interest until payment. Signature, W.Wilson, and seal of arms
Witnesses:- Will. Wilson, Da: Vaughan, John Olive, T. Jenkins

Power of Attorney  SAS-F/101  6 Mar 1701

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By Sir WILLIAM WILSON to JOHN NUTT of MARSHALLS in Maresfield, gent., to enter all manors, lands &c. to view and survey, to recover and receive rents, services &c. from Henry Merchant, John Dippery, William Collier, Henry Head and others (named), his stewards, bailiffs, tenants &c. and generally to manage the estates
Signature and armorial seal

Bond  SAS-F/102  2 Dec 1700

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By Sir WILLIAM WILSON to JOHN NUTT in £4000 for performance of covenants in Articles of Agreement of even date. (SAS-DD/100)

Deed of Covenant  SAS-F/103  6 Mar 1701

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Between JOHN NUTT and Sir WILLIAM WILSON for defeazance of a Judgment acknowledged by Sir William on a Bond for £4000 on payment of £2000 and interest

The Manor of Filsham and lands in Hollington, St. Leonard's &c  [no ref. or date]

Mortgage  SAS-F/127  12 Jul 1656

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By BAYNHAM THROCKMORTON of Clowerwall, co. Gloucester, esq., THOMAS BARNARD of Petworth, co. Sussex, gent., and JOHN BEALE, citizen and grocer of London, to Dame JANE MERRICK of London, widow, - for £600 to the said Baynham Throckmorton - of the manor or lordship of Filsham, co. Sussex, and 312 ac. of land, marsh &c. And all messuages &c. in Hollington, St. Leonards Bulverhyde, St. Marie Castle, Oare, Beckley and Westfield, which were late the inheritance of Gyles Garton decd
Signatures of Mortgagors and seals

Assignment  SAS-F/128  8 May 1657

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By Dame JANE MERRICK, BAYNHAM THROCKMORTON, THOMAS BARNARD and JOHN BEALE (as above) to JOHN WEEKS of Westfield, co. Sussex, gent., of the above Mortgage of 12 July, 1656. Signatures of Jane Merrick and Throckmorton and seals

Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/129  12 May 1657

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By the said BAYNHAM THROCKMORTON, THOMAS BARNARD and JOHN BEALE to the said JOHN WEKES - for £2150 - of All that the manor of Fillsham, with its rights, members and appurtenances and all messuages, cottages &c. demesne lands in Hollington, St. Leonards, Bulverhide, St. Matie's under the Castle, Ore, Beckley, Battell and Westfield, called Filsham alias Filisham, the demesne lands containing 350 ac., lately in the tenure of Thomas Martin, gent., and then of the said John Weekes, Michael Barne, John Baker, and Abraham Laban
Signatures of vendors and seals
Witnesses:- Samuel Gott, Robert Westerne, Charles Goodwyn, Robert Thurlby. Deed enrolled in Chacery

Receipt under seal  SAS-F/130  12 May 1657

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By BAYNHAM THROCKMORTON to JOHN WEEKES for £2150 the consideration money for sale

Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/131  12 May 1657

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Between the same parties as SAS-DD/129 - the consideration named being 5s. - of the manor of Filsham and all lands &c. called Filsham and Harleigh
Signatures of grantors

Deed of Covenant  SAS-F/132  26 Nov 1664

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By THOMAS YEILDING of Hasting, yeoman, and RICHARD YEILDING of Hollington, yeoman, sole son and heir apparent of the said Thomas and Elizabeth the wife of the said Richard and daughter of Henry Pattenden deed., with THOMAS FOSTER of Saleherst, esq. - for £600 - for the acknowledging and levying of a Fine of a messuage and lands belonging called Great Huntts and Little Huntts in Hollington And of lands &c. called Chillands, Hillands, Broadelands, Knolls & Butterdocks in Hollington containing 100 ac. abutting to the highway between Hasting & Crowhurst bridge, S. and W., lands of Hen. Pounds, esq., called Wilting Park and lands of Wm. Davis, W. and N
Signatures of the Yieldings. Witnesses: Will. Levett, Edw. Muddle

Fine  SAS-F/132a  1665

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Between THOMAS FOSTER, esq., querent, and THOMAS YIELDING and RICHARD YIELDING and ELIZABETH his wife, deforciants, of one messuage, 2 barns, 1 stable, 1 garden, 1 orchard, 80 ac. of land 20 ac. of meadow, 40 ac. of pasture and 40 ac. of wood in Hollington. Hilary term, 16 Chas. II (In duplicate)

Deed  SAS-F/133  10 May 1671

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Between SUSANNA FOSTER of Eastborne, widow, the relict and executrix of Thomas Foster late of Eastborne, esq. decd. (1), RICHARD YEILDING of Hollington, gent., (2), and THOMAS GILBERT of Eastborne, gent., (3). Reciting the loan by the said Thomas Foster to Thos. Yeilding since decd, and the said Richard of £600 and a deed of covenant of 26 November, 1664 to levy a Fine to the said Thos. Foster of the lands above named containing 100 ac., which sum of £600 was not paid
And reciting that THomas Foster had issue Mary Foster, since the wife of the said Thos. Gilbert and a son named Robert Foster, and by his Will dated 30 June, 1668 gave to the said Mary a legacy of £1000 and appointed the said Susanna his executrix, she to have the use of his personal estate and the profits of his Manor of Iden
And reciting the death of the said Thos. Foster in August, 1670 and that his personal estate was not sufficient to pay his debts and the said legacy without the said £600 which the said Richard Yeilding refused to pay
And reciting a decree of the Court of Chancery of 14 Feb. then last past ordering the said Richard Yeilding to pay the said £600 to the said Susanna Foster to the use of the said Mary, the said Richard Yeilding to hold the said messuage and lands free from incumbrances, and the said Robert Foster, then an infant of 12 years, was to confirm the same on attaining 21
The said Mary had since married the said Thos. Gilbert
It was witnessed by the present deed that the said Susanna Foster - in accordance with the said decree and in part satisfaction of the said £1000 - assigned to the said Thos. Gilbert the said debt and mortgage
Signatures, Susanna Foster and Richard Yelding, seals gone

Quit-claim  SAS-F/134  27 Jun 1674

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By RICHARD YEILDING of Hollington, yeoman, to THOMAS GILBERT - for £50 - of and in all that messuage and land in Hollington containing 100 ac. (described as in deed of 10 May, 1671). Signature, Richard Yelding, and seal

Lease for 3 months  SAS-F/135  15 Jul 1689

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By THOMAS GILBERT of Eastborne, gent., to JOHN WEEKES of Westfield, gent., of All that messuage with barns, stables &c. belonging in Hollington late Richard Yeilding's And also all those several pieces of land called Great Hunts, Little Hunts, Chillands, Hillands, Broadlands Knolles, and Butterdocks in Hollington containing 120 ac. in the occupation of James Wimble, abutting to the king's highway between Hasting and Crowhurst Bridge S.W., to lands of Henry Pounds, esq., called Wilting Parke, and lands of William Davies, W. and N. and other lands of the said Henry Pounds, E. and S
Also another small messuage or tenement with garden and orchard in Hollington late in the occupation of Elizabeth Yeilding, widow, decd. and then of John Cheesman
Signatures of both parties and armorial seals

Counterpart of the last Lease for 3 months  SAS-F/136  15 Jul 1689

Release  SAS-F/137  16 Jul 1689

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Between the same parties, with MARY GILBERT, only daughter of the said Thos. Gilbert as a party of the 2nd. part - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said John Weekes and Mary Gilbert - of the messuages lands and premises described in Lease for 3 months. To hold to the uses therein stated

Counterpart of the last Release by way of Settlement  SAS-F/138  16 Jul 1689

Lease  SAS-F/139  15 Jul 1689

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For 3 months by JOHN WEEKES to HENRY WADE of London, gent., and THOMAS GILBERT of Eastborne, gent., of All that messuage or mansion house called Southyne with barns, stables &c. and lands &c. called Bartletts, Hollingrove, Haglands, Southyns, and Gotwey, containing 100 ac. in Westfield
Also 18 ac. called Rammesbones in Westfield, a piece of woodlands called Brassetts alias Hoads, 20 ac., another messuage or tenement, barn and lands called Knights, and Rammesbone Brookes containing 4 ac.; all in Westfield
Also the manor or lordship of Filsham and the messuage called Filsham with the malthouse, barns lands &c. belonging containing 300 ac. in St. Leaonards and Hollington
Signature, John Weekes, and armorial seal

Release  SAS-F/140  16 Jul 1689

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Between the same parties, with MARY GILBERT, only daughter of the said Thos. Gilbert, as a party of the 2nd. part - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said John Weekes and Mary Gilbert - of the premises described in the last Lease for 3 months

Counterpart of the last Release  SAS-F/141  16 Jul 1689

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With signatures of Henry Wade and Thos. Gilbert and seals
Witnesses:- Edw. Dyne, William Griffith and George Gourthope junr

Deed  SAS-F/142  28 Apr 1720

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Between EDWARD COWPER of Strood in the parish of Slynfold, esq., and JANE his wife (one of the 3 daughters and co-heirs of John Weeks late of Westfield, gent. decd.) of the one part and CHARLES EVERSFIELD of Denn in Horsham, esq., and THOMAS WILLARD of Eastbourne, gent., - for the settling upon the said Edw. Cowper of 1/3rd part of the manor, messuages and lands thereinafter named - to lead the use of a Fine to be levied and acknowledged to the said Chas. Eversfield and Thos. Willard of the 1/3rd part of the said Jane of and in
The manor or reputed manor of Filsham and all messuages, lands &c. appendant
The messuage, barn, farm and lands called Willdys farm, containing 80 ac. in S. Leonards and Hollington lately in the occupation of David Vallence and then of Thos. Valence
The capital messuage, 3 barns, stable &c. and 114 ac. of land &c. called Westfield Home farm in Westfield
The messuage, barn and 105 ac. of land &c. called the Knights, and a piece of land called the Conix containing 5 ac. in West-field in the occupation of Stephen Bennett
A parcel of woodland in Westfield called Brassetts Wood, 22 ac. and another parcel of woodland called the Little Wood containing 2 ac
Messuages, barns &c. and 51 ac. of land &c. called the Moor Fram in Westfield late in the occupation of Ralph Langford and then of Elizabeth Willmshurst, spinster
A messuage, barn &c. and 14 pieces of land containing 54 ac. in Guestling in the occupation of Thos. Westmer
The reversion or remainder expectant on the death of Mary Weeks, widow, mother of the said Jane of and in a messuage &c. and 300 ac. of land &c. called Filsham Farm in S. Leonards and Hollington, and of and in a messuage with malthouse &c. lands &c. in Hollington containing 140 ac
Signatures of Edward and Jane Cowper and Thos. Willard and seals. Witnesses:- John Linfeild, T. Willard, junr

Counterpart of the last deed  SAS-F/143  28 Apr 1720

Articles of Agreement  SAS-F/144  16 Jan 1725

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Between EDWARD COWPER of Strood in Slynfold, esq., and JANE his wife of the one part and HENRY LAWTON of Lincoln's Inn, esq., and THOMAS WILLARD junr. of Eastbourne, gent., of the other part
Reciting a Lease and Release of 7 & 8 Sep., 1720 by the said Edward Cowper and Jane Cowper to the said Henry Lawton and Thos. Willard of the capital messuage or tenement called Strood House with all buildings &c. in the occupation of the said Edward Cowper; also the farm lands &c. called Strood Farm in Slinfold late in the occupation of John Charman and then of the said Edw. Cowper; a messuage, farm and lands called Hayshill farm in the occupation of Nicholas Gilbert in Slinfold; also a messuage, farm and lands called Pathornes in the occupation of John Grinsted in Horsham; and a messuage, farm and lands called Pensfold in Slinfold in the occupation of John Mitchener
To hold in trust as therein mentioned
And reciting that the said Edw. Cowper had contracted for the sale of the premises called Pensfold to Richard Gilliam of Southwark, co. Surrey, woolendraper for £1300, and a deed of even date with this Agreement. It was agreed by the said Edward Cowper to convey to the said Hen. Lawton and Thos. Willard the reversion and remainder expectant on the decease of Mary Weeks, widow, mother of the said Jane, of and in 1/3rd part of all that messuage, malthouse, stable, 2 barns, closes and 300 ac. of land &c. called Filsham Farm in S. Leonards and Hollington late in the occupation of Thos. Vallence and then of Samuel Crattenden
Signatures of Edw. and Jane Cowper and seals
Witnesses:- Thos. Parham and Wm. White

Fine  SAS-F/145  1733

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Between CHARLES EVERSFEILD, esq., and THOMAS WILLARD, querents, and EDWARD COWPER, esq., and JANE his wife, deforciants, of 1/3rd part of the manor of Filsham and 7 messuages, 3 malt-houses, 10 barns, 5 stables, 7 gardens, 7 orchards, 350 ac. of land, 100 ac. of meadow, 150 ac. of pasture, 60 ac. of wood, 100 ac. of furze and heath and 120 ac. of fresh marsh in St. Leonards Hollington, Westfield, and Guestling. Easter term, 6 Geo. II (in duplicate)

Deed  SAS-F/146  4 Jul 1747

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Between WILLIAM MORETON of Moreton in the county Palatine of Chester, esq., and JANE his wife, late Jane Lawton, widow, and ROBERT MORETON of the Inner Temple, esq., Whereby the said Jane, under a power vested in her by her Settlement on the marriage with the said Wm. Moreton, revoked the uses in the said Settlement concerning 1/3rd part of the manor, messuages and premises thereinafter in the deed mentioned and covenanted to acknowledge and levy a Fine of 1/3rd part of and in the manor of Filsham and all that messuage, farm, lands &c. situate in or near St Leonards near Hastings called Harrolds alias Wildys late in the occupation of Nichs. Fry containing (blank) acres Also of 1/3rd part of all that capital messuage called Filsham house and buildings and lands called Filsham farm situate near St Leonards containing 300 ac. Also of and in a messuage, malthouse and lands in or near Hollington containing 130 ac. Signatures of all parties and armorial seals

Deed  SAS-F/147  11 Jan 1731

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Between JOHN BROMFEILD of Lewes, esq., and ELIZABETH his wife of the one part and EDWARD TRAYTON of Lewes, esq., and NICHOLAS GILBERT of Eastbourn, gent., of the other part to lead the use of a Fine to be levied to the said Edw. Trayton and Nichs. Gilbert of
One third part of and in the manor of Filsham with its rights members and appurtenances, and of and in the messuage farm, lands &c. in or near St. Leonards near Hastings called Harrolds alias Wildys, in the occupation of Samuel Cruttenden, containing 90 ac
Also of the reversion expectant on the death or other determination of Mary Weekes, widow, mother of the said Elizabeth, of the 3rd part of and in the capital messuage called Filsham House with malthouse, buildings &c. near St. Leonards containing 300 ac. And also of and in the messuage, malthouse, farm, lands &c. in or near Hollington containing 230 ac. in the occupation of Thos. Dulvey
Signatures and seals
Witnesses:- Richard Rapley, Hen. Gibbs

Hartfield  [no ref. or date]

Fine  SAS-F/148  1594

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Between JOHN FARMER, querent, and THOMAS ALFREY and MARY his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, barn, garden, 45 ac. of land, 8 ac. of meadow, 25 ac. of pasture and 3 ac. of wood in Hartfield and Eatgrensted. Easter term, 36 Eliz

Grant  SAS-F/149  20 May 1641

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By JOHN FARMER of Eastgrinsted, yeoman, to HENRY FARMER his son - in consideration of natural affection and for £50 - of 2 pieces of land called the Great Snowes and the Little Snowes containing 10 ac. in Hartfield and bounding to Ashdowne Forest, S., lands of Robert Combridge, N. and lands of Wicking, E.; in the tenure of Richard Farmer, also son of of the said John Farmer. Mark of John Farmer & tag
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- Rob. Saxpes, John Adlowe, Richard Farmer, Rich. Gibson

Grant  SAS-F/150  1 Jun 1641

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By HENRY FARMER of Hartfield, yeoman, - to OBADIAS ELLYATT of Hartfield, yeoman, and RICHARD FARMER of Hartfield, yeoman, brother of the said Henry, - in consideration of an intended marriage with Elizabeth Ellyatt, daughter of the said Obadias, - of the above named pieces of land called the Great Snowes and the Little Snowes. Signature of Henry Farmer & tag
Witnesses:- to deed and livery of seisin: Richard Farmer, Richard Gibson, John Adlowe, Rob. Saxpes

Counterpart of the last Grant  SAS-F/151  1 Jun 1641

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Also signed by Henry Farmer

Bond  SAS-F/152  -- Jun 1641

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By JOHN FARMER of Eastgrinsted, yeoman, to OBADIAS ELLYATT of Hartfield, yeoman, in £200 for good title, free from incumbrances and aginst claim for dower by Elizabeth the wife of the said John of and in the premises granted by the said John by deed poll of 20 May then last past

Probate of the Will of this date of RICHARD FARMER of Hartfield, husbandman  SAS-F/153  16 Apr 1696

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To son William Farmer, £5 at 21
To daughter Elizabeth £5. To daughter Mary, £20
Executrix to pay within 3 months to kinsman Ellyott of Hartfield or give security for the said £20 to daughter Mary
Residue of personal estate and tenements to wife Joanna for life, she being appointed executrix
Proved at Lewes, 23 May, 1696

Mortgage  SAS-F/154  8 Oct 1750

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By WILLIAM FARMER of Hartfield, yeoman, to ROBERT KIDDER of Cowden, co. Kent, yeoman - for £50 - of 4 pieces of land & c. (formerly but 2 pieces) called the Great Snows and the Little Snows. Mark of William Farmer and seal

Deed  SAS-F/155  11 Jan 1759

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Between ROBERT KIDDER of Cowden, yeoman, (1), WILLIAM FARMER of Hartfeild (2) and JASPER BUSTER of Tonbridge, Kent, yeoman (3), Whereby - in consideration of £60. 15s. and by direction of Wm. Farmer - the said Robert Kidder assigned to Jasper Buster the said mortgage of 8 Oct., 1750 and the premises demised thereby and the said Wm. Farmer - in consideration of £50 due by him to the said Jasper - released his equity of redemption under the said mortgage, with a new proviso for redemption on payment of the two sums named and interest
Signatures, Rob. Kidder, and Jasper Buster, and mark of Wm. Farmer. Witnesses:- Henry Streatfeild, Thos. Scoones

Assignment  SAS-F/156  2 Aug 1759

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By JASPER BUSTER and WILLIAM FARMER to JOHN TURNER of Imberhorn in East Grinstead, yeoman, - for £110 - of the said Mortgage of 8 Oct., 1750 and the lands demised thereby
Signature of Jasper Buster and mark of Wm. Farmer
Witnesses:- Geo. Bankin, Nath. Moore

Lease for a year  SAS-F/157  17 Jan 1769

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By WILLIAM FARMER to JOHN GILBERT of Hartfield, yeoman, of the 4 pieces of land &c. (formerly 2 pieces) called Great Snowes and Little Snowes in Hartfield
Mark of William Farmer
Witnesses:- Geo. Bankin, Richd. Turley

Release  SAS-F/158  18 Jan 1769

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Between the same parties - for £190, viz. £120. 12s. to John Turner in discharge of mortgage and £69. 8s. to Wm. Farmer - of the premises described in Lease for a year

Assignment  SAS-F/159  18 Jan 1769

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By JOHN TURNER and WILLIAM FARMER, by direction of JOHN GILBERT to JAMES WALLIS of Hartfield, wheelwright, of the said Mortgage to attend upon the inheritance of the premises which the said John Gilbert had purchased
Signatures of all parties except Farmer, who marks
Witnesses as before

Bond  SAS-F/160  18 Jan 1769

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By WILLIAM FARMER to JOHN GILBERT in £380 for performance of covenants

Lease for a year  SAS-F/161  11 Mar 1791

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By JOHN GILBERT to THOMAS ORD of Forest Row in Eastgrinsted, esq., of 3 fields or closes of land at Coleman's Hatch Green in Hartfield, bounding N. to a meadow of the said Thos. Ord, W. to Ashdowne Forest or Lancaster Great Park, S. to other lands of the said John Gilbert and E. to the highway from Coleman's Hatch to Quabrook Common; the said 3 field containing 7 ac. 1 r. 20 p. and 26 yards and being part of lands called Great Snowes and Little Snowes belonging to John Gilbert. Signature, John Gilbert
Witnesses:- T. Wakeman, John Collins

Release  SAS-F/162  12 Mar 1791

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Between the same parties - for £479 - of the said lands described in Lease for a year

Fine  SAS-F/163  1791

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Between THOMAS ORD, plaintiff, and JOHN GILBERT and MARTHA his wife, deforciants, of 5 ac. of meadow, 3 ac. of pasture and 1 ac. of wood in Hartfield. Michs. term, 32 Geo. III (In duplicate)

Deed of covenant  SAS-F/164  12 Mar 1791

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By THOMAS ORD to JOHN GILBERT to produce title deeds named, which by agreement had been placed in the hands of the said Thos. Ord

Lease for a year  SAS-F/165  5 May 1791

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By THOMAS ORD to LOVELACE HERCY, THOMAS BIRCH, ABRAHAM HENRY CHAMBERS and JAMES PALMER HOBBS of Bond Street, co. Middlesex, bankers, of the 3 fields described in deed of 11 March, 1791. Signature Thos. Ord
Witnesses:- Mo. Chandup of Golden Square, and C. Marchant his clerk

Release by way of Mortgage  SAS-F/166  6 May 1791

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Between the same parties - for £400 - of the lands described in Lease for a year

Bond  SAS-F/167  6 May 1791

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By THOMAS ORD and PAUL MAYLOR of New Broad St., London, esq., to LOVELACE HERCY and others for payment of £400 and interest

Lease for a year  SAS-F/168  23 Nov 1792

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By JOHN GILBERT of Beeches in Hartfield, farmer, to THOMAS ORD of Forest House in Hartfield, esq., of a barn, hovell, yard and piece of land &c. at Coleman's Hatch in Hartfield containing 4 ac. being part of lands &c. called Great Snows and Little Snows (other part of which lands were sometime before conveyed by the said John Gilbert and Martha his wife to the said Thos. Ord
Witnesses:- John Collins, M.I.Barrow

Release  SAS-F/169  24 Nov 1792

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Between the same parties - for £120 - of the said lands described in Lease for a year

Lease for a year  SAS-F/170  5 Feb 1793

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By the Rev. SACKVILLE STEPHENS BALE, clerk, the Rev. RICHARD CRAWLEY, clerk, THOMAS WAKEHAM, JOSEPH TUBB and EDWARD CRANSTON, esq., being 5 of the trustees under an Act of Parliament for repairing &c. the road from Tunbridge Wells to the Crossways near Maresfield Street and for amending the road from Florence farm in Withyham to Forest Row to THOMAS ORD of Forest House, esq., of a piece of land comprised in and constituting the old or former road or highway in front of the dwelling house of the said Thos. Ord and containing in length, N. - S., 36 rods and in breadth from E. - W., 1½ rods, then converted into part of the garden of the said Thos. Ord
Witnesses:- W. Greene, John Collins, attorney-at-law, East Grinsted, M.T.Barrow, his clerk

Release  SAS-F/171  26 Feb 1793

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Between the same parties - for £16. 7. 9. - of the said piece of land described in Lease for a year

Lease for a year  SAS-F/172  21 Jun 1793

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By THOMAS ORD to JOHN FORSTER of Lincoln's Inn, esq., of a barn, hovel, yard and 4 ac. of land at Coleman's Hatch in Hartfield, part of Great Snowes and Little Snowes

Release  SAS-F/173  22 Jun 1793

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By way of Mortgage between the same parties - for £380 - of the premises described in Lease for a year

Bond  SAS-F/174  22 Jun 1793

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By THOMAS ORD to JOHN FORSTER in £760 for payment of mortgage money and performance of covenants

Lease for a year  SAS-F/175  7 Jun 1795

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By THOMAS ORD and THOMAS BIRCH and others of Bond Street, bankers, to THOMAS CHANDLESS of Golden Square, co. Middlesex, esq., of 3 fields of land at Coleman's Hatch Green in Hartfield (bounds as before) containing 7¼ac.20p. 26 yds
Signatures of lessors

Deed  SAS-F/176  8 Jun 1795

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Between the same parties of grant by THOMAS ORD to THOMAS CHANDLESS - for £40 - of an annuity of £60 for the lives of the said Thos. Chandless and Thos Ord and Release of the premises described in Lease for a year as security for the said annuity

Lease for a year  SAS-F/177  29 Jan 1807

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By THOMAS ORD to JOHN FORSTER of 3 fields (then laid together) at Coleman's Hatch Green containing 4 ac. (bounds as before)

Release  SAS-F/178  30 Jan 1807

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Between the same parties - for £446.15.7. owing to the said John Forster and £50 further advanced - of the lands described in Lease for a year

Lease for a year  SAS-F/179  5 Oct 1824

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By Sir WILLIAM LONG of Kempston House, co. Bedford, knt., (formerly Wm. Long, esq.) and HENRY GORE CHANDLERS of Burton Crescent, co. Middlesex, gent., to JOHN FORSTER of 3 fields of land at Coleman's Hatch containing 7 ac. 1r. 20p. and 26 yards (as before)

Assignment and Release  SAS-F/180  6 Oct 1824

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Between the same parties, with SAMUEL FORSTER of Lincoln's Inn, gent., as a party of the 3rd part - for £735 - the said parties of the 1st part (executors and trustees of Thomas Chandless) assigned annuities of £12 and £60 to the said Samuel Forster in trust for John Forster and released the premises

Deed of Enfranchisement  SAS-F/181  7 Jul 1836

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By GEORGE JOHN, EARL DE LA WARR and ELIZABETH, COUNTESS DE LA WARR to GEORGE FRERE and SAMUEL FORSTER of Lincoln's Inn, esqs., and EDWARD FORSTER of Southend, esq. Reciting that by virtue of a deed of 9 July, 1828 between the Earl of Plymouth and Mary Countess of Plymouth his wife (1), the said Earl and Countess De La Warr (2), the Hon. Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson and John Mills, esq. (3), Joseph D'Arcy and Thomas Lightfoot, esq. (4), the Hon, Fredk. West and Edw. Percy Buckley, esq. (5) the manor of Duddleswell, co. Sussex (inter alia) was limited as therein stated
And reciting that the said Frere and the Forsters then held of the said manor upon trust of the Will of John Forster, esq., several copyhold tenements thereinafter described, and also of the said manor a freehold tenement
For £214. 4.6. the said Earl and Countess enfranchised all that messuage, barn &c. and 1 croft of assert land contain- about ¾ ac. in fron of the said messuage and several copyhold tenemants therein stated And covenant for production of deeds
Signatures De La Warr and E. De La Warr

Hastings  [no ref. or date]

Release  SAS-F/182  24 Jun 1747

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By TITUS LAWRENCE of Hasting, bricklayer, one of the sons and devisees of Richard Lawrence of the same place, bricklayer, to GEORGE TREE of Hasting, ropemaker, - for £10. 10. - of a piece of land or garden plot situate on the anger of the Hill called the Coneybanks in Hasting, bounding to the garden and premises of John Boyket, S., the Millfield, W., the coneybanks, N. and the highway from St. Clement's Church to the Marl pitt, E
Signature, Titus Lawrence and seal
Witnesses:- Thos. Harrod, Richard Patrick

Release  SAS-F/183  8 Oct 1751

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By the said GEORGE TREE to EDWARD MILWARD of Hasting, gent., - for £12 - of the said piece of land or garden plot
Signature, George Tree, and seal
Witnesses:- Joseph Bycatt, Mary Ashenden

Probate of the Will of ANN MEALE of Hastings, widow, of the Rev. Edward Neale of Taplow, co. Berks, decd  SAS-F/184  24 Dec 1873

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Executors and Trustees: Son-in-law Charles Frere, and nephew Lucius Spooner; gift to the latter of £19. 19. 0
To Anne Vansittart Neale, £20 for mourning, and £50
Release to son Edward Vansittart Neale of £800 part of £1000 3% Consols owing by him to testatrix
To son Edw. V. Neale, the oil painting of La Cara in fulfilment of his father's desire, and the Pantalogia given by Lord Bexley, and specified plate
Specific gifts to daughters, Laura V. Strettel, and Charlotte V. Frere
Residue of moveable estate to daughter Ann V. Neale, and general residue between three daughters
Proved in the Principal Registry of the Court of Probate, 24 Dec., 1873. Sworn under £1500

Deed  SAS-F/185  28 May 1719

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Between RICHARD NEWDEGATE of the Middle Temple, London, esq. (1), FRENCH BROMFIELD of Lewes, esq. (2), and JOHN BROMFIELD of Lewes, gent., (3), Whereby after reciting that Elizabeth French late of Lewes, spinster, decd. by her Will dated 1 Sep., 1709, devised all her messuages, farms, lands &c. in Hellingly and Heathfield to her nephews the said Richard Newdegate and French Bromfield, to be equally divided between them and (among other legacies) gave to the said John Bromfield £500
And reciting that the said testatrix bequeathed to her cousins Anne Bikerton and Joan Bikerton both of Lewes an annuity of £10 each and appointed the said Richard Newdegate and French Bromfield executors of her Will and directed that any deficiency of the personal estate for payment of debts and legacies should be made good out of and be charged upon her lands and hereditaments
And reciting that the said Elizabeth died on the 10th of December, 1718, seisied of the said lands and premises in Hellingly and Heathfield as well as other lands in the co. of Sussex
And reciting that it was agreed between the said Richard Newdegate and French Bromfield that the said Richard should have All that messuage, farm, and lands in Hellingly and Heathfield theretofore in the tenure of Joseph Chapman, yeoman, and then of Joseph Pankhurst And that the said French Bromfield should have All that messuage, farm, and lands in Hellingly and Heathfield theretofore in the occupation of Edw. Hook and then of John Gorringe, which exceeded in value the farm and lands to be conveyed to Richard Newdegate by £25 at least And a Mortgage was to be made to the said John Bromfield for his £500 legacy in discharge of all other lands and tenements late of the said Elizabeth French
It was witnessed that the said Richard Newdegate conveyed to the said French Bromfield All that messuage, barns, buildings &c. with the new erected oxstall and 160 ac. of land, meadow &c. in Hellingly and Heathfield theretofore in the tenure of Edward Hook and then of of John Gorringe
And the said French Bromfield conveyed to the said Richard Newdegate All that messuage called Marle Green with the house, barn and outhouses and lands called Thakeham with the barn thereon and lands called Wildings and pasture called Petticoats containing 4 ac. in Hellingly and Heathfield containing in the whole 70 ac., theretofore in the tenure of Joseph Chapman, yeoman, and then of Jos. Pankhurst
Covenants (inter alia) by French Bromfield to save harmless the said Richard Newdegate from the said legacy of £500 to John Bromfield and by John Bromfield acquitting the premises conveyed to Richd. Newdegate from the said legacy
Signatures of all parties and armorial seals
Witnesses:- Joan Bickerton and John Michell

Mortgage  SAS-F/186  30 May 1719

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By FRENCH BROMFIELD to JOHN BROMFIELD - for £500 - of All that messuage or tenement, barns, buildings &c. with a new-erected oxstall and 160 ac. of land, meadow &c. in Hellingly and Heathfield. Exception from covenant against incumbrances, annuities of £10 each to Anne Bickerton and Joan Bickerton under the Will of Elizabeth French decd., charged thereupon with other lands
Signature of Mortgagor and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Joan Bickerton and John Michell

Letter of Attorney  SAS-F/187  30 May 1719

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From FRENCH BROMFIELD to JOHN BROMFIELD - until payment of £500 - to receive yearly from John Gorringe in respect of interest, and direction to John Gorringe to pay the same

Lease for a year  SAS-F/188  27 Jul 1727

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By RICHARD NEWDEGATE of Lewes, esq., to JOHN BROMFIELD of Lewes, esq., of a messuage and farm called Marlegreen als Maregreen als Marefields with the barn thereon, land called Thakeham and lands called Wildings, with 4 ac. of pasture called Petticoates, all in Hellingly and Heathfield and containing in the whole 70 ac
Signature and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Samuell Isted, Tho. Simpson

Release  SAS-F/189  28 Jul 1727

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Between the same parties - for £1050 - of the messuage and lands described in Lease for a year

Lewes  [no ref. or date]

Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/190  14 Jun 1687

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By HENRY CAMPION of Lewes, gent., to SUSAN FRENCH of Lewes, widow, - for £262 - of a messuage or tenement with the barn, stable, gardens &c. belonging in the parish of St. Peter's and St. Mary Westout in Lewes, bounding to the house and garden late of Edmund Tipton, gent., decd., E., the house and garden late Buttons and before Heneages, W., lands called the Wallands, N. and the High Street of Lewes, S
Signature, Hen. Campion, and seal
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- Tho. Holmwood, Richd. Payne, French Bromfield, Edmund Tipton

Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/191  25 Aug 1687

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By LEONARD GLASBROOKE of St Peter's alias St Mary Westover (sic), yeoman, and ELIZABETH his wife to JOHN BAKER of the same parish, cordwainer, - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said John Baker, son of the said Elizabeth Glasbrooke, and Susan Whitepenn of Kingston, co. Suss. spinster - of All that messuage or tenement called Dorrington House in St Peter's als St Mary Westover in the tenure of the said John Baker and a garden belonging containing in length from E. to W. 50 ft. and from S. to N. at the well end, 30 ft
Marks of vendors. Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- Michael Marte, Henry Foule, Sa. Bickney

Deed Poll of Surrender and Release  SAS-F/192  4 Jul 1728

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By ELIZABETH MARCHANT of Beddingham, widow, the only sister and heir of Susan Baker (theretofore Susan Whitpain) the late wife of John Baker late of Lewes, cordwainer, decd., to JOHN BAKER of Lewes, taylor, the only son and heir of John Baker decd. by Frances Baker his wife, the said Susan Baker having died without issue - of All that messuage or tenement called Dorrington House with backside and garden belonging in the parish of St Peter and St Mary Westoutt in Lewes, which premises ought to have descended to the said John Baker on the death of his father, but the rents and profits thereof had been received by the said Elizabeth Marchant
Mark of Elizabeth Marchant
Witnesses:- W. Washer, Nicholas Marchant

Mortgage  SAS-F/193  2 Jul 1730

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By FRANCES BAKER of St Peter and St Mary Westout in Lewes, widow, to WILLIAM BRETT of St Michael's, Lewes, apothecary - for £80 - of the said premises called Dorrington House in Lewes and als the garden belonging (measurements as before)
Mark of Frances Baker. Witnesses: Nath. Adams, John Holford

Bond  SAS-F/194  2 Jul 1730

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By FRANCES BAKER to WILLIAM BRETT in £160 for performance of covenants in mortgage of even date between the parties

Deed  SAS-F/195  30 Apr 1734

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Between FRANCES BAKER of Lewes, widow, the relict of John Baker late of Lewes, cordwainer decd., JOHN BAKER of Lewes, tailor, only son and heir of the said John Baker decd., and NICHOLAS MARCHANT of Itford in Beddingham, yeoman, eldest son and heir of Elizabeth Marchant late of Beddingham, widow decd., of the 1st part, WILLIAM BRETT of Lewes, apothecary, of the 2nd part and WALTER BRETT of Lewes, grocer, brother of the said Wm. Brett of the 3rd part, to lead the use of a Fine of a messuage and premises called Dorrington House in Lewes and garden belonging. Mark of F. Baker and signatures of other parties
Witnesses:- W. Kempe, Samuel Isted, Apsley Brett

Maresfield & Buxted  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Court Roll of the manor of Marisfeld  SAS-F/196  1472

Contents:
Being a Grant by the King to THOMAS ROTE and JOHN ROTE his son of lands called Horles and 2 other pieces adjoining, under a condition to pay to the King 58s. 8d. which John Batt decd. owed and also to pay to Robert Rydneys to the use of the said John Batt, to fulfil his last Will, 27s. 4d. Mon. after St Peter's day, 12 Edw. IV
Also Quit-claim by THOMAS BATT, brother and heir of John Batt of and in the premises
Also, 29 April, 15 Edw. IV., Surrender by RICHARD CAVYLLS (?) to the use of THOMAS ROTE and JOHN ROTE of 4 pieces of land called Cavells Horlee late of John Cavell

Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/197  1 May 1533

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By GEORGE NEVELL, knight, Lord of Borgavenny, to EDMUND POPE, gent., of all those his lands and tenements, rents, services &c. in Bukstede, part being called the Olde lande and Appefelds, late bought by the said Lord of Humfrey Lewkenor, gent. decd. Signature, G. Bergevenny and seal
Acknowledgement endorsed, of receipt by Lord Burgavenny from Edmund Pope of £50 on Whitsonday in the 25th year of Kyng Harry the VIIIth

Grant  SAS-F/198  12 Apr 1549
Language:  Latin

Contents:
By NICHOLAS EVERSFELD of Boxstede, yeoman, to FRANCIS CHALONER, gent., of lands in Maresfeld called Syggers and Synderfeld, in the occupation of John Dopson, containing 16 ac. which, with other lands, the said Nicholas then late purchased of John Roots, citizen and grocer of London and which the said Nicholas then lately recovered against John Roots, son of Richard Roote in Michs. term, 2 Edw. VI, and which in the same term the said John Roote and Elizabeth his wife acknowledged to be the right of the said Nichs. and quitclaimed by Fine &c
To hold to the said Francis Chaloner and the heirs male of his body begotten upon Mary his wife, with contingent remainder to William Levett, clerk, in fee

Quit-claim  SAS-F/199  2 Nov 1551
Language:  Latin

Contents:
By JOHN PUKSTYE of Buxstede, husbandman, to WILLIAM LEVETT, clerk, and FRANCIS CHALONER of and in lands and tenements called Sygers and Synderfeld in Buxstede and Maresfeld And of and in a parcel of land lying to lands and tenements called lez Old land, E., W. and S. and to Ashedowne forest, N., containing 6 ac. Seal (a stag)
Sealed & delivered, 16 Desember, Jho. Pegrove, Jho Nore, gintilmi, Wyllyam Olyffe, yiman

Grant  SAS-F/200  30 Sep 1555

Contents:
By JOHN PUXSTYE of Buxstede, yoman, son and heir of John Puxstye late of Wadhurst, yeoman decd., to FRANCIS CHALONER gent., - for £6. 13. 8. - of 3 parcels or pieces of land in Buxstede containing 5 ac., lying to the highway from Barnes Gate to Buxstede, E., to land of Robert Delve in the occupation of Simon Bysshope, S. and to land of the said Francis Chaloner, N., W. and S. Witnesses to livery of seisin:- William Olyffe Thomas Tye, Richard Weking (?). Tag for seal

Quit-claim  SAS-F/201  15 Oct 1555

Contents:
By JOHN PUXSTYE to FRANCIS CHALONER of and in lands described in the last Grant. Seal
Witnesses as in last deed

Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/201A  20 Sep 1576

Contents:
By FRANNCYS CHALLONER of Lynfylde, Sussex, esq., and THOMAS CHALLONER, son and heir apparent of the said Franncys, to HUGH CORNFORD of Estmallyng, co. Kent, yeoman, and ROBERT CORNFORD, one of the sons of the said Hugh, - for £563. 6s. 8d. to be paid as therein mentioned - of All that the manor or capital messuage, tenement and farm called Oldland, with all houses, buildings &c. in Buxstede and Maresfelde, containing 300 ac
Signatures of Francys and Thomas Chaloner, armorial seal
Witnesses:- Nichs. Pope, John Chaloner, John Downton
Enrolled in Queens Bench

Fine  SAS-F/202  1576

Contents:
Between HUGH CORNEFORDE and ROBERT CORNEFORDE, querents, and FRANCIS CHALLONER, esq., and MARY his wife and THOMAS CHALLONER deforciants, of one messuage, watermill, garden, orchard, 100 ac. of land, 10 ac. of meadow, 100 ac. of pasture, 100 ac. of wood and 40 ac. of furze and heath in Buxsted and Marysfeld. Michs. term, 18 Eliz

Copy of Court Roll of the manor of Uckfelde  SAS-F/203  16 Jul 1583

Contents:
Being the Admission of WILLIAM CADEMAN, on grant by the Queen with the assent of the homage at the last Court Pannage, to ½ ac. of land of the waste on le Fyve Ashendoune lying to the highway and land of Nichs. Delve, E. (sic) and to the waste, S., E. and N. Thos. Culpeper

Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Framfelde  SAS-F/204  8 May 1594

Contents:
Being the presentment of a Surrender out of Court by WILLIAM CADEMAN lying in extremis, by the acceptance of James Cottington, deputy bedell, in the presence of William Dobson and William Daye, customary tenants, of a messuage and ½ ac. of new assert land upon the Fyve Ashendoune in Buxted To the use of JOHN CADEMAN son and heir of the said William, upon condition of his paying all legacies named in the Will of the said William and his debts
And Admission of the said JOHN CADMAN
Harbert Springett

Framfelde  SAS-F/205  5 Feb 1606

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll, being the Admission of RICHARD HARTROPE, on Surrender by JOHN CADEMAN, to a messuage and ½ ac. of land of new assert on the Fyve Ashendoune in Buxsted
Harbert Springett

Uckefelde  SAS-F/206  5 Nov 1606

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll, being the Admission of EDWARD HERENDEN, on Surrender by RICHARD HARTROPP, and ELENA his wife to the said messuage and ½ ac. in Buxsted
Ri: Amherst

Probate of the Will of this date of JOHN MATTOCKE, clerk, Archdeacon of Lewes  SAS-F/207  16 Dec 1612

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To the mother church of Chichester, 20s. To the parish church of Radmell, 20s. To the parish church of Icklesham, 10s
To the poor of Radmell, £4. To the poor of Icklesham, £4
To the four parishes in Lewes, 20s. each. To the poor of the village of Thorpe Langton, co. Leicester, £4
To testator's father, Walter Mattocke of Thorplangton, £5 and to his mother Anne Mattocke as much, "as a small token of the great dutye I owe to them"
To brother Richard Mattocke, £100 for the benefit of his children except Walter. To Walter Mattocke, son of Brother Richard, £100
To brother William Mattocke, £5. and to Bridget his wife as much. To brother Edward Mattocke, £150. To brother Walter Mattocke, the Advowson of Storrington and Pett, both in Sussex, and £200 in money
To brother-in-law Franncis Cooper, £5, and to sister, Mary his wife, £5, and to two of their sons, John and Anthony, £10 each
To cosen Thomas Bryan, as a token of my love for his faithfulness, £5. for a ring
To cosen William Paine of Medbourne, co. Leicester, £5
To cosen Master Wm. Junians my best cassocke and Sainct Ciprian's works
To Mr. William Dimbleby my best Cloake and Sainct Cirilla's works. To Mr. Thos. Dawson, £6. Gifts to servants
Residuary legatee and sole executor, brother Anthony Mattocke
Proved in P.C.C., 4 Jan., 1612-13

Lease  SAS-F/208  12 Aug 1616

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By Sir THOMAS PELHAM, knt. and bart., of Laughton to THOMAS MORRYS of Warbleton, husbandman, of a cottage and garden plot, lying to land of Sir Thos. Baker, knt. called the Hodes, S. and to the waste of the highway from Colliers Green to Hodes Gate, N.E. and W. Term, 99 years; rent 4d

Grant  SAS-F/209  8 Apr 1630

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By NICHOLAS COOKE, son of Nichs. Cooke late of Marisfeld decd., to RICHARD POLLINGTON of Marisfeld, husbandman, - for £70 - of a piece of free land divided into parts, with mansion house and barn built thereon containing 6 ac. near a place called Six Wents in Marisfeild, in the tenure of the said Richard Pollington. Mark of Nichs. Cooke and seal
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- John Hosmer, Robert Gorringe (mk), Wm. Longley (mk), Henry Caply (mk)

Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/210  13 Oct 1634

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By RICHARD POLLINGTON of Burwash, husbandman, to WILLIAM SMITH of Maresfeld, yeoman, - for £75 - of a messuage, barn and garden and 6 ac. of land near the Six Wents, viz. to the highway, E., S. and N. and lands of the heirs of John Upton, W. Mark of Richard Pollington and remains of seal
Witnesses:- Thomas Glyd, John Wiggins, Thos Upton

Probate of the Will of this date of ANTHONY MATTOCKE, clerk, Vicar of Westfirle  SAS-F/211  18 Feb 1637

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To the poor of Radmell, 40s. To the poor of Firle, £4
To brother Richard Mattocke, £5.; sister Mary Cooper, £5; to Anthony Cooper her son, £20; to brother Edw. Mattocke, 40s
To friend Gilbert Kinder, marchant, £5 and to Margaret his wife as much. To godson Gilbert Kinder, £10
To god-daughter Margery the daughter of Mr. John Nutt, clerk, £5. To god-daughter Elizabeth daughter of James Imans (? Inians) £5. To cosen Wm. Mattocke my servant £10, and gifts to other servants
To brother Walter Mattocke, parson of Storington, all books and to Mary his wife specified plate and £10
To Anne, daughter of brother Walter Mattocke, £50, and to goddaughter Mary Mattocke, younger daughter of brother Walter, the house wherein testator dwelt and the gardens and the lease of the parsonage of Firle als Westfirles, held of the Dean and Chapter of Chichester for 3 lives, and all the household stuff in the house. Residuary legatee and sole executor, brother Walter Mattocke
Proved at Lewes, 31 Aug., 1638

Framfelde  SAS-F/212  6 Nov 1644

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll, being the Admission of WILLIAM FURBYE, on Surrender by STEPHEN PARKER and MARY his wife and JOHN NORMAN and JANE his wife, to a messuage and cottage and ½ ac. of land of new assert on or near Five Ashendowne in Buxted. Robert Pickering, steward

Oldland in Buxted and Maresfield  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also SAS-F/197-202

Quitclaim  SAS-F/213  7 Jan 1600

Contents:
By ROBERT CORNEFORD of Buxstede, yeoman, to JOHN PUCKELL of Lewes, merchant - for £1100 - of and in the manor, capital messuage, tenement or farm called Oldland
Signature Robert Corneford
Witnesses:- Tho. Carew, Robert Carew

Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/214  14 Nov 1609

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By ROBERT CORNEFORD of Bucksted, gent., to WILLIAM WOOD of Crowhurst, gent., - for £2200 - of all that the manor, capital messuage, tenement or farm called Oldland in Bucksted and Maresfeild. Signature and seal
Witnesses:- Robert Woodd, Robert Carew

Grant  SAS-F/215  15 Nov 1609
Language:  Latin

Contents:
By ROBERT CORNEFORD to WILLIAM WOOD of the manor, capital messuage &c. called Oldland. Signature & seal
Witnesses to livery of seisin:- Robt. Wood, Robt. Carew, Arthur Bruffe (mk), Wm. Oliver (mk)

Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/216  10 Jun 1614

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By WILLIAM WOOD of Crowhurst, gent., to RICHARD AMHERST of Lewes, esq., and EDWARD AMHERST of Graies Inn, co. Middlesex, gent., - for £1400 - of the manor, capital messuage, tenement or farm called Oldlands and all lands &c
Witnesses:- Magnus Byne, Robert Woodd, John Woodd

Grant  SAS-F/217  17 Jun 1614

Contents:
By WILLIAM WOOD to RICHARD AMHERST and EDWARD AMHERST of the manor and premises described in Bargain and Sale
And appointment of Richard Snatt of Uckfield, yeoman, and Drew Ellis of Uckfield, yeoman, as attornies to give seisin
Signature and seal. Witnesses to deed:- John Woodd, Edward Woodd, John Harrison. To livery of seisin:- Richard Snatt, Drew Ellis, Robert Wood, Thos. Moreton, Rychard Page, Robert Histed, Wm. Oliver, Edward Raynes

Grant  SAS-F/218  17 Sep 1622

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By RICHARD AMHERST and EDWARD AMHERST to WILLIAM MASON of Hartfield, yeoman, - in consideration of £600 agreed to be paid to the said Wm. Mason to be used for and in discharge of all debts owing to him by William Wood late of Cattesfield, gent., and Robert His brother - of an Annuity of £40 to issue out of the manor, capital messuage &c. called Oldland in Bucksted and Maresfield, with a proviso that the grant should become void on payment by Richard and Edward Amherst of £600
Witnesses:- Thomas Moreton, Edward Raynes

Grant  SAS-F/219  23 Mar 1624

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By RICHARD AMHERST, serjeant-at-law, and RICHARD AMHERST son and heir apparent of the said Richard to JOHN NUTT of Berwick, co. Sussex, clerk, of All that the manor, capital messuage, tenement or farm called Oldland. Signatures and armorial seals
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:) William Newton, Roger Cobie, Thomas White

Assignment  SAS-F/220  25 Mar 1624

Contents:
By WILLIAM MASON of Hartfield, yeoman, to JOHN NUTT of Berwick, clerk, - for £120 and £20 and other sums to be paid as therein mentioned - of an Annuity of £40 granted by Richard Amherst by deed of 17 Sep., 12 Jas. I issuing out of the manor and farm called Oldland
Mark of William Mason & seal. Witnesses:- Wm. Newton, Sackvile Ternor, Roger Cobie, Thos. White
Receipts for various sums endorsed

Counterpart of the last Assignment  SAS-F/221  25 Mar 1624

Contents:
With signature of John Nutt and armorial seal (a lion rampant)

Mortgage  SAS-F/222  20 Jul 1649

Contents:
By JOHN ROOTES of Marshalls in Maresfield, esq., to ANNE MATTOCKE of Firle, singlewoman, - for £500 - of All that the manor of Marshalls with its rights members and appurtenances and all messuages, lands &c of the said John in Maresfield, in the occupation of John Coulstocke
Signature, John Rootes, and armorial seal
Witnesses: Sackvile Graves, Marah Rootes

Release  SAS-F/223  20 Apr 1651

Contents:
By the said JOHN ROOTES to the said ANNE MATTOCKE - for the further sum of £1000 over and above the said sum of £500 - of his equity of redemption of and in the said manor of Marshalls and premises, with a new proviso for redemption on payment of £1725 at the dwellinghouse of the said Sackvile Graves in Firle. Signature, Jo: Rootes and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Sackvile Graves, Marah Rootes

Deed  SAS-F/224  20 Apr 1653

Contents:
Between JOHN ROOTES of Maresfield, esq., and JOHN NUTT of West Firle, gent., whereby - in consideration of £1800 - the said John Rootes covenanted to acknowledge and levy a Fine to the said John Nutt of and upon the manor of Marshalls and all that capital messuage or tenement called Marshalls and of and upon all houses, buildings &c. lands &c. to the said manor or messuage belonging in Maresfield containing 280 ac
Signature, Jo: Rootes, seal and tag gone
Witnesses:- Edw. Goringe, Richd. Isted, Richd.Isted junr

Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/225  6 Nov 1654

Contents:
By JOHN ROOTES to JOHN NUTT of West Firle, gent., - for £1800 - of the manor of Marshalls, capital messuage &c. and lands as in the last deed. Signature and tag for seal
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- Sackvile Graves, Tho. Lade, George Nutt

Quit-claim  SAS-F/226  29 Nov 1677

Contents:
By Dame KATHERINE NUTT of Selmeston, widow, the relict of Sir Thomas Nutt late of Lewes, knt. decd., to THOMAS NUTT of Maresfield, gent., eldest son and heir of John Nutt late of Maresfield decd., brother of the said Sir Thos. Nutt, of and in All that messuage, farm, and lands called Oldland in Maresfield and Buxted
Signature, Kath:Nutt and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Katherine Dyke, Ann Barnham, Geo. Dyke

Lease for 98 years  SAS-F/227  20 Dec 1679

Contents:
By GEORGE NUTT of Selmeston, gent., to THOMAS NUTT of Maresfield, gent., of All that messuage or tenement, farm, lands &c. called Old Lands in Maresfield and Buxted, which premises were by deed of 19 Dec., 1679 demised to the said George Nutt by the said Thomas Nutt for 99 years, if the said George should so long live, upon consideration of £1200, for the securing of the payment of £60 yearly to the said George for life. Power of re-entry by the said George Nutt on default in payment of the said Annuity
Signature, George Nutt, and seal. (damaged by water)

Quit claim  SAS-F/228  22 Mar 1680

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By ANNE NUTT of Maresfield, widow, to THOMAS NUTT of Maresfield, gent., son and heir of John Nutt late husband of the said Anne decd., of and in the manor of Marshalls the capital messuage, barns, buildings, lands &c. in Maresfield and Fletching. Signature, Anne Nutt, and covered seal
Witnesses:- John Spence, Sackvile Graves, Richard Isted

Deed  SAS-F/229  22 Mar 1680

Contents:
Between JOHN NEWNHAM of Maresfeild, gent. (1), ANNE NUTT of Maresfeild, widow, relict and executrix of the Will of John Nutt late of West Firle, gent. decd., and THOMAS NUTT gent., eldest son of the said John and Anne, (2) and JOHN FULLER of Waldron, gent., and JAMES GRAVES of West Firle, gent. of the 3rd part
Reciting Mortgage by the said John Nutt dated 22 Aug., 14 Chas. II - for £500 - to William Saxby of Lingfield, co. Sussex, yeoman, of the manor or lordship and capital messuage called Marshalls in Maresfield and several parcels of demesne lands, viz:- the Langley field, 13 ac.; the Alchine, 8 ac.; the Lower Hop Garden, 2 ac.; the Upper Garden, 2 ac.; the Clover, 5 ac.; the Oat Grotten; 4 ac.; the two Shares, and the Highfield, 7 ac.; the Old Pitt and the Hanging field, 2 ac.; the Playnefield, 4 ac.; the Wheate grotten, 6 ac.; the Walliebrooke mead, 5 ac.; the Kitchen meade, 2 ac. and one shawe, 3 roods; the Churchfield, 9 ac.; the Stubblefield, 4 ac.; the Forestall, 4 ac.; the Barne field, 14 ac.; the Pond meade, 3 ac.; the Sweetbrookes, 3 ac.; the Shawes, 3 roods, and the Wallens, 18 ac. And a further Mortgage by Anne Nutt dated 24 Aug., 17 Chas. II And Assignment to John Stone of 9 Dec., 20 Ch. II as security for £800 And Assignment, 19 April, 24 Chas. II to William Coby of Southover, gent., as security for £900. And Assignment, 6 May, 28 Chas. II, to the said John Newnham as security for £1000
In consideration of £1201. 5s. the said John Newnham, by direction of the said Anne Nutt and Thomas Nutt, assigned the said Mortgage to the said John Fuller and James Graves
Signatures, John Newnham, Anne Nutt and Thos. Nutt and covered seals. Witnesses:- John Spence, John Awcocke, Richd. Isted

Receipt under seal  SAS-F/230  22 Mar 1680

Contents:
By JOHN NEWNHAM to THOMAS NUTT for £1201. 5s. the consideration money named in the last deed

Counterpart of Mortgage  SAS-F/231  20 Sep 1683

Contents:
By THOMAS NUTT of Marshalls in Maresfield, gent., to WILLIAM READ of Lewes, innholder, - for £500 - of the manor of Marshalls and the capital messuage &c
Signature, Will: Read, seal and tag gone
Witnesses:- Sam. Brewer, Jas. Graves, Nichs Ashdoune (mk)

Mortgage  SAS-F/232  29 Sep 1686

Contents:
By THOMAS NUTT of Marshalls in Maresfield, gent., to WILLIAM READ of Lewes, innholder, - for £600 - of the manor of Marshalls &c. Signature, Thomas Nutt
Witnesses:- James Graves, Sam. Brewer, Edward Uridege

Counterpart of the last Mortgage  SAS-F/233  29 Sep 1686

Contents:
With signature of William Read, seal and tag gone

Mortgage  SAS-F/234  25 Mar 1689

Contents:
By JOHN NUTT of Marshalls in Maresfield, gent., brother and heir of Thomas Nutt late of Marshalls, gent. decd., and JAMES GRAVES of West Firle, esq., to WILLIAM READ of Lewes, innholder,- in consideration of a further loan of £400 - confirming the above Mortgage of 29 Sep., 1686 as security for £1000. Signatures, John Nutt and Jas. Graves, seals removed. Witnesses:- Sam. Brewer, Walter Brett, Sam. Brewer jun

Counterpart of the last Mortgage  SAS-F/235  25 Mar 1689

Contents:
With signature of William Read and seal

Assignment  SAS-F/236  29 Sep 1693

Contents:
By JOHN READ of Arlington, yeoman (executor of the Will of William Read late of Lewes, innholder decd.) by direction of JOHN NUTT of Marshalls and JAMES GRAVES, to JAMES BUTLER of Patcham, esq., of the said Mortgage of 29 Sep., 1686 as security for £1000, the mortgage money to be paid at the dwellinghouse of Richard Shelley, esq. in Lewes
Signatures of all parties, Nutt and Butler armorial seals
Witnesses:- Ric. Shelley, B. Henshaw, Walt. More

Counterpart of the last Assignment  SAS-F/237  29 Sep 1693

Contents:
With signatures of of all parties, seals gone

Letter  SAS-F/238  31 Oct 1695

Contents:
From JAMES BUTLER to Mr. Lopdell of Lewes, authorising the delivery of writings to Mr. Nutt

Deed Poll of Quitclaim  SAS-F/239  11 Jan 1696

Contents:
By JAMES GRAVES of West Firle, gent., to JOHN NUTT of and in the manor and farm of Marshalls, with the lands, meadows &c. in Maresfield, which said manor and premises Thomas Nutt late of Maresfield, esq. decd. by his Will dated 15 Sep., 1688, devised to his brother the said John Nutt and the said James Graves on trust for sale for payment of the testator's debts. The said John Nutt had since the death of the said Thomas paid all his debts amounting to near £2000, being a great deal more than the said manor and farm was really worth. Signature, James Graves, and seal
Witnesses:- Richard Isted, Samuel Isted

Lease for a year  SAS-F/240  1 Dec 1702

Contents:
By JOHN NUTT of Marshalls in Maresfield, gent., to Sir WILLIAM WILSON of Eastbourne, bart., and JOHN FULLER of Waldron, esq., of the manor of Marshalls and the capital messuage called Marshalls and 207 ac. of land &c. belonging in Maresfield and Buxted Also 1½ ac. in Maresfield in the occupation of Nicholas Relfe; a messuage called Old Land and all lands belonging in Buxted; also a messuage and watermill and 17 ac. of land &c. in Buxted in the occupation of George Hoath; also 129 ac. of woodland in Maresfield and Buxted

Release  SAS-F/241  2 Dec 1702

Contents:
Between the said JOHN NUTT and PHILADELPHIA his wife, daughter of Sir William Wilson of Eastbourne, bart. of the 1st part, the said Sir WILLIAM WILSON and JOHN FULLER of Waldron, esq. of the 2nd part and WILLIAM WILSON, esq., son and heir apparent of the said Sir William, and STEPHEN FULLER of Mayfield, gent. of the 3rd part
After reciting an agreement of 2 Dec., 1700 on the marriage of the said Philadelphia, whereby the said John Nutt agreed - on receiving, or having security for, £2000 - to convey lands to the value of £200 a year by way of settlement
And reciting Lease and Release of 2 & 3 Oct., 1702 and a Common Recovery following whereby Sir William Wilson and William Wilson, esq., had secured to John Nutt the said sum of £2000
It was witnessed that the said John Nutt released to Sir William Wilson and John Fuller the manor lands and premises described in the above Lease for a year

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-F/242  Oct 1768

Contents:
By WILLIAM NUTT to WILLIAM HOBS of Oldland. (not executed)

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of this date of JOHN NUTT of Westfirle, gent  SAS-F/243  24 Jan 1664

Contents:
To his youngest son, John Nutt, £600 at 21, he to release to Thomas Nutt, testator's son and heir apparent, all his right in or to certain fresh marsh in Rucking and Snave, co. Kent, and to release to Sackvile Graves, esq., all his right in the legacy given to the said John by the Will of Mary Mattocke late of Westfirle decd., whose executor the sad Sackvile Graves was
To daughter Ann Nutt, £600 at 21 or marriage, she to give a full discharge to the said S. Graves for all legacies to her under the Will of the said Mary Mattocke
Testator's wife Ann Nutt appointed executrix, she to have the rents and profits of all lands &c. until son Thomas should attain 21, for the maintenance and education of children, with power to sell any part for payment of debts and legacies. also power to sell testator's interest in the manor of Deane Place in Alfriston lately purchased of Thomas Harrison of Sutton, gent. To the poor of Maresfield, 20s
Overseers:- Brother Sir Thos. Nutt, knt., and brother-in-law, Sackvile Graves, esq
Proved in P.C.C., 23 May, 1664

Contemporary Copy of the above Will of JOHN NUTT of Westfirle  SAS-F/244  24 Jan 1634

Copy of Court Roll of the manor of Framfield  SAS-F/245  29 Oct 1668

Contents:
Being the Admission of JOHN DEVENISH - on surrender by WILLIAM FURBY - to a tenement and ½ ac. of land of new assert at Five Ashendowne in Buxted late Herndens. Edw. Raynes, steward

Probate of the Will of this date of THOMAS NUTT of Marshalls in Maresfield, esq  SAS-F/246  15 Sep 1688

Contents:
Marshlands in Rucking and Snave, co. Kent, devised to sister Ann Nutt
The manor and farm of Marshalls and all lands belonging in Maresfield to brother John Nutt, gent., and kinsman, James Graves, gent., upon trust for sale for payment of debts, including money due to testator's cozen Read on a Mortgage thereof. Out of any overplus, if any, £100 given to testator's mother
Brother John Nutt, within 1 year after the death of Uncle Mr. George Nutt, to pay to sister Ann Nutt £100 out of farm and lands called Oldlands in Buxted
Residue of personal estate to said brother John Nutt
Executors: the said John Nutt and the said James Graves
Proved at Lewes, 8 June, 1689

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-F/247  28 Jul 1694

Contents:
By JOHN NUTT of Maresfield, gent. to EDWARD BURRAGE of Maresfield, carpenter, of a small piece of land containing 70 rods in Maresfield then fenced and inclosed taken out of a coppice of the said John called High-wood, with the small messuage thereon lately built by the said Edw. Burrage bounding to the highway called Down Streete leading from Pilt Down to Nutley, W. Term 99 years, rent 10s. yearly to be paid at the mansion house of the said John Nutt called Martials (sic) in Maresfield. Signature, Edward Burrage
Witnesses: Robert Hammond junr., Diones Geere, Thomas Mackerell

Assignment by way of mortgage  SAS-F/248  26 Jan 1695

Contents:
By EDWARD BURRAGE, by direction of John Nutt, to RICHARD BIRCHETT junr. of Lewes, upholder, for £10 paid by the said John Nutt - of the Lease of 28 July then last. Signature, Edward Burrage
Witnesses:- Robert Hammon junr., Martha Callett

Probate of the Will of this date of GEORGE NUTT of Ripe, gent  SAS-F/249  12 Jul 1696

Contents:
To friend Drew Shirly, a ring
To nephew Vincent Ladd of Warbleton, "my house and land" for life, and afterwrds to his eldest son
Executor: the said nephew Vincent Ladd
Witnesses to Will:- Philip Dean, Edw. Newington, John Evernden, Richard Vernon
Proved at Lewes, 13 Feb., 1696-7

Release (following Lease for a year)  SAS-F/250  22 Aug 1698

Contents:
By GEORGE SHELLEY of Lingfield, co. Surrey, yeoman, to MARY SMITH of Ryegate, co. Surrey, spinster, - for £30 - of all that messuage and tenement, barn and 6 ac. of land called the Six Wents in Marsfeeld, co. Sussex, in the occupation of John Relph
Signature, George Shelley, and seal
Witnesses:- Sa: Bickley, Fran. Smith, John Relfe

Copy of Court Roll of the manor of Framfeild  SAS-F/251  26 Oct 1721

Contents:
Being a Surrender by EDWARD DEVENISH of a messuage, barn and 11 ac. called Hoathes at Coopers Green in Buxted late Delves' To the use of RICHARD GOSLING for life, remainder to MARY his wife for life, reversion to the right heirs of the said Richard. And their Admission. Geo. Hooper, steward

Deed Poll  SAS-F/252  3 Jun 1725

Contents:
By JOSEPH FERRERS of Isleworth, co. Middlesex, esq. Reciting that John Nutt of Maresfield died in the year 1703 intestate, leaving his widow Philadelphia, and 3 children, viz: William, Philadelphia, and Catherine. The said Philadelphia the widow obtained Administration of his estate and afterwards intermarried with the said Joseph Ferrers
And reciting that by decree of the Court of Chancery the said Jos. Ferrers had received various sums advanced by him for the maintenance and education of the said 3 children, who being of age had since received their shares and had released the said Jos. Ferrers in respect of the distribution of the estate
In consideration of the premises the said Jos. Ferrers quit-claimed to the said William, Philadelphia, and Catherine Nutt of and in their said shares
Signature Jos. Ferrers and seal
Witnesses:- John Lade, Sam. Calverley

General Release  SAS-F/253  29 Nov 1726

Contents:
By EDWARD YOUNG of Westerham, co. Kent, turner, to WILLIAM SMITH of Rotherfield, co. Sussex, cordwainer, SAMUEL SMITH of the same yeoman, SARAH SMITH of Chiddingstone, co. Kent, spinster, and ANIS SMITH of Rotherfield, spinster, of all actions claims and demands which he had or might have in right of Alice his wife late decd. or otherwise

Manor of Maresfield  SAS-F/254  27 May 1728

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of Court of the Hon. William Gage, bart. and K.B., lord of the manor, being the Admission of JANE SEVENOAKE, widow, of JOHN SEVENOAKE, as devisee for life under his Will dated 25 Jan., 1725-6, to a messuage or tenement and 16 ac. of assert land called Atheralls field on the W. side of Five Ashen Downe in Maresfield
And also to 2 pieces of assert containing 6 ac. called Atheralls field, of which premises the said John died seised
Edw. Medley, steward

Lease  SAS-F/255  28 Jul 1729

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By MARY CUDSON of Ryegate, co. Surrey, to THOMAS DALE of Mearsfield (sic), co. Sussex, ironfiner, of all that messuage or tenement, barn, orchard and 6 ac. of land in Mersfield called the Six Wents. Term, 15 years; rent £5
Memo. (enclosed) that the said Mary Cudson by her Will dated 18 Sep., 1728 gave (inter alia) the said premises to the children of her cousin Thomas Smith late of Rotherfield decd

Lease for a year  SAS-F/256  16 Oct 1735

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By WILLIAM SMITH of Rotherfield, cordwainer, SAMUEL SMITH of the same, yeoman, SARAH SMITH of Chiddingstone, co. Kent, spinster, and THOMAS MARCHANT of Rotherfield, cordwainer, and ELIZABETH his wife (the said William, Samuel, Sarah and Elizabeth being sons and daughters of Thomas Smith late of Rotherfield, yeoman, decd.) to AVIS SMITH of Framfield, singlewoman, (another daughter of the said Thos. Smith) of the said messuage and premises called the Six Wents

Counterpart of Mortgage  SAS-F/257  20 Oct 1735

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By AVIS SMITH of Framfield, singlewoman, to JOHN RELFE of Ripe, husbandman, - for £50 - of the said messuage and premises and 6 ac. of land called the Six Wents in the occupation of Thos. Dale in Maresfield
Signature of Avis Smith and seal
Witnesses:- John Wells Luck, Thomas Colegate

Bond  SAS-F/258  20 Oct 1735

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By Avis SMITH to JOHN RELFE in £100 for performance of covenants

Fine  SAS-F/259  1735

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Between AVIS SMITH, spinster, plaintiff, and THOMAS MARCHANT and ELIZABETH his wife, deforciants, of 1/5th part of a messuage, barn, garden, orchard, 2 ac. of land, 2 ac. of meadow and 2 ac. of pasture in Maresfield. Michs term, 9 Geo. II (In duplicate)

Assignment  SAS-F/260  19 Mar 1741

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By JOHN RELFE of Mayfield, husbandman, to JOHN BRIDGER senr. of Rotherfield, yeoman, of the Mortgage of 20 Oct., 1735 of the messuage and premises called the Six fonts in Maresfield
Witnesses:- William Streatfeild, John Wells Luck

Release (following Lease for a year)  SAS-F/261  22 Aug 1741

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By WILLIAM SMITH of Rotherfield, cordwainer, to THOMAS MERCHANT of the same, cordwainer, and WILLIAM ASHDOWNE of the same, yeoman, - for £100 - of the messuage and premises called the Six Wents in Maresfield

Bond  SAS-F/262  22 Aug 1741

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Between the same parties for performance of covenants

Assignment  SAS-F/263  16 Mar 1757

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By JOHN BRIDGER to BENJAMIN STEVENS of Framfield, yeoman, of the mortgage by Avis Smith dated 20 Oct., 1735 of the Six Wents

Assignment  SAS-F/264  15 Apr 1758

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By BENJAMIN STEVENS to WILLIAM NUTT of Buxted, gent., - for £70. 17s. 6d. - of the said Mortgage

Receipt  SAS-F/265  15 Apr 1758

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By BENJAMIN STEVENS to WILLIAM NUTT for £4. 5s. 6d. being 3 qrs. rent, king's tax deducted, of the Six Wents due Christmas, 1756

Receipt  SAS-F/266  15 Apr 1758

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By CHARLES THORNTON to Mr. NUTT for £2. 8. 11. due on account of Assignment from Stevens and Smith's Bond

Quit-claim  SAS-F/267  17 Apr 1758

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By WILLIAM SMITH of Rotherfield to WILLIAM NUTT of Buxted - for £10 - of and in the messuage and premises called the Six Wents

Lease for a year  SAS-F/268  13 May 1758

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By THOMAS MARCHANT of Rotherfield, cordwainer, (eldest son and heir of Thos. Marchant of Rotherfield decd.) to JOHN MARCHANT of Cuckfield, cordwainer, of the Six Wents in Maresfield

Release  SAS-F/269  15 May 1758

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Between the same parties of the said premises, for £100

Lease for a year  SAS-F/270  25 Jul 1758

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By JOHN MARCHANT of Cuckfield and WILLIAM SMITH of Rotherfield to WILLIAM NUTT of Maresfield, esq., of the messuage and premises called the Six Wents

Release  SAS-F/271  26 Jul 1758

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Between the same parties - for £120 - of the said premises

Bond  SAS-F/272  26 Jul 1758

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Between the same parties in £240 for performance of covenants

Fine  SAS-F/273  1758

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Between WILLIAM NUTT, plaintiff, and WILLIAM SMITH and SARAH his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, barn, stable, garden, orchard, 4 ac. of land, 4 ac. of meadow, and 4 ac. of 1 pasture in Maresfield. Michs. term, 32 Geo. II (In duplicate)

Abstract of Deeds  SAS-F/274  1612-1790

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Relating to the estate of Mrs. PHILADELPHIA FERRERS, widow, in her own right or as the widow of John Nutt, found in the house of Joseph Ferrers, esq. dcd

Draft Lease  SAS-F/275  1787

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By PETER HOLFORD of Lincoln's Inn, esq. and ANNE his wife to JOHN NEWNHAM of Maresfield, co. Sussex, esq., of a messuage or tenement in Buxted with lands &c. Also the fishponds in Buxted at Marshall and at Horney Common in the occupation of the said John Newnham. Timber excepted
Term, 14 years; rent, £40

Bond  SAS-F/276  6 Jan 1806

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By JOHN FORSTER of Lincoln's Inn, esq. to SUMMERTUN BANNETT of Arundel, linendraper, in £1400 in connection with the purchase by the said John Forster of the Manor of Hendal and premises called Hendal farm in Buxted for £9486, which said manor Richard Trill late of Buxted, gent. by his Will dated 18 Oct., 1793 devised to his two sons John Trill and Richard Trill, subject to the payment of £500 to the children of his daughter Sarah the wife of the said Summertun Bennett. The testator died, 25 Oct., 1793, and the said Sarah died, 28 Feb., 1796, leaving two sons, Summertun Trill Bennett and Richard Bennett, both infants

Conveyance  SAS-F/277  1865

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By ROGER FENTON of Potters Bar, co. Middlesex, esq., to EDWARD HENRY ALLTON of Walworth, co. Surrey, esq., for £6500 - of All that messuage or tenement and farm called Puxtye Wyatts Blackhouse and the Moor in Buxted and lands containing 118a. 2r. 19p. (not executed)
Plan annexed, on which the house is called Buxted Hall

Slinfold  [no ref. or date]

Articles of Agreement  SAS-F/278  29 Mar 1714

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Between EDWARD COWPER of Strood in parish of Slynfold, co. Sussex, and JANE WEEKES, youngest daughter of Mary Weekes of Eastborne, widow, whereby - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said parties, who were both under the age of 21 - it was agreed that the said Jane Weekes, as soon as she should attain 21, should settle all her 1/3rd part and share of divers manors, lands &c. late the estate of John Weekes her father And that the said Edward Cowper should thereupon settle all his manors, messuages, lands &c. as follows
The manor of Strood and the manor of Denn in Warneham
The capital messuage called Strood house and all the farm and lands belonging called Strood farm in the occupation of John Charman at the yearly rent of £50
Another messuage and farm called part of Strood farm in the occupation of Edward Cheyney at the yearly rent of £16. 10
Another messuage and lands, other part of Strood farm in the occupation of Thos. Charman at the yearly rent of £6
A messuage and farm called Staplehurst in the occupation of Nicholas Gilbert and (blank) Steere at the yearly rent, £14
A messuage, farm and lands called Climpsfold and part of Brookhurst in the occupation of John Stanford, yearly rent £87
A farm and lands called part of Brookhurst farm in the occupation of Richard Blake, yearly rent £7
A field or close of land part of Climpsfold farm in the occupation of (blank) Luffe, rent £6
A messuage, farm and lands called Broadbridge farm in the occupation of the said John Charman, yearly rent £71
A messuage, farm and lands called Napkins farm in the occupation of the said John Charman, rent £40
A nessuage, farm, lands and watermill in the occupation of Thos. Evershed, yearly rent, £23
A messuage, farm and lands called Haysehill farm in the occupation of Nicholas Gilbert, rent £36
A messuage, farm and lands called Pathornes in the occupation of John Grinsted, yearly rent £60
Signatures of both parties and seals
Witnesses:- C. Eversfield, Mary Weekes, Tho. Willard, John Linfield

Articles of Agreement  SAS-F/279  16 Jan 1725

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Between EDWARD COWPER, esq., and JANE his wife and HENRY LAWTON of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex, esq., and THOMAS WILLARD junr. of Eastbourne, gent., Reciting that by Lease and Release of 7 and 8 Sep., 1720 the said Edw. Cowper conveyed to the said Henry Lawton and Thos. Willard the capital messuage called Strood house, Strood farm in Slinfold, Hayshill farm, Pathornes farm and lands called Penfold, all in Slinfold
To hold upon the trusts mentioned
And reciting that the said Edw. Cowper had contracted to sell to Richard Gilham of Southwark, woolendraper, of a messuage lands and premises called Penfold farm for £1300, the money to be used in paying off mortgages on the other farms
The said Edward Cowper agreed to convey to the Trustees within one year the Reversion expectant on the decease of Mary Weekes, mother of the said Jane, of and in 1/3rd part of all that messuage, malthouse &c. and 300 ac. of land called Filsham farm in the parishes of St. Leonard and Hollington, upon the same trusts as the said premises called Hayshill and Pathornes were subject
Signatures, Edward and Jane Cowper, and seals
Witnesses:- Thos. Parham, Wm. White

Release (following Lease for a year)  SAS-F/280  9 Feb 1720

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By HENRY LAWTON of Lincoln's Inn, esq., and MARY his Wife, ELIZABETH WEEKES of Strood co. Sussex, spinster, EDWARD COOPER of Strood, esq., and JANE his wife (which said Mary and Elizabeth and Jane were the daughters and coheirs of John Weekes late of Westfield, gent.) to THOMAS FULLER of Hoo, co. Sussex, gent., - for £1520 as well for the purchase of the premises therein after named as of certain copyhold premies in Northiam & Beckley which were covenanted to be surrendered - of a messuage, malthouse and buildings and freehold lands &c. lying on the W. part of a lane from Stent Green to lands formerly of Thos. Holman
Also of a barn and 8 pieces of land &c. adjoining; a barn and land adjoining and 2 pieces, one called Rayfield otherwise Ragefield and the other Pettfield, containing 15 ac. and a piece called the Sowghtfield containing 3 ac., also Warnams; all in Northiam alias Northyam
Also lands, tenements, buildings &c. called Pickham containing 30 ac. in Beckley
All which freehold and copyhold estates were theretofore the estate of John Tokey, gent., who devised the premises to John Nutt, clerk, who devised to his son Thomas Nutt (afterwards Sir Thos. Nutt), who died without male issue, so that the premises descended to Philadelphia (who intermarried with Sir Thomas Dyke, bart.) and Katharine (who intermarried with Anthony Brampton. esq.) as daughters and coheirs of the said Sir Thos. Nutt And thereupon Katherine the widow of Sir Thos. Nutt and the other parties conveyed and surrendered the premises to Henry Wade, citizen and vintner of London, who devised to the said John Weekes
Signatures of all parties, armorial seals of H. and M. Lawton and Eliz. Weekes. Witnesses:- Tho. Willard, Richard Avenell, Tho. Willard junr

Withyham  [no ref. or date]

Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/281  10 May 1704

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By ANDREWE LEDGER of Withiham, fellmonger, to MARY TURNER of Withiham, widow, - for £27. 13. 4. to the said Andrew and £110 to John Bassett of Tonbridge, co. Kent, by direction of the said Andrew - of a messuage or tenement called Forge house, with barn, buildings, closes &c. and four pieces of land &c. containing 5 ac. in Withiham in the occupat- of William Edwards, bounding to the highway from Groombridge to Withiham, S. and W. and lands of the Earl of Dorset, N. & E
Signature, Andrew Ledger, and tag
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- William Baker, Nathaniel Turner, Henry Wallis (?)

Office Copy of Will of MARY TURNER of Withyham, widow  SAS-F/282  15 Nov 1710

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Gifts:- to the Poor of Withyham, 20s
To cosin John Baker, son of Wm. Baker, of Withyham, £50, to be received by his father or mother; the legacy to be raised or paid by cosin John Hitchcock, son of Richard, out of the messuage and lands in Withyham called the Forge House given to him. Mary the wife of the said Wm. Baker, mother of the said John Baker, to have the use or interest of the said £50, viz. 50s. for her life
To cosin John Hitchcock, tanner, son of John Hitchcock of Pulborough, £10, and to his sister Rebecca Hitchcock, £5, to be paid by John Hitchcock out of Forge House and lands
To said cosin John Hitchcock, son of Richard Hitchcock late of Rye and then of Pulborough and his heirs a messuage and lands in Withyham called the Forge House, with barn stable &c. late purchased of Andrew Ledger in the occupation of Mr. Pennington, the said John paying thereout the legacies charged thereon
To Nathaniel Turner, son of kinsman Nathaniel Turner of Withyham, a parcel of copyhold land called Avis Iland near Hendall bridge in Withyham, late purchased of John Jessop, and also the testatrix's part of a dwellinghouse with backside and close in Hartfield late purchased of Robert Turner and Jane his wife, the said Nathaniel the son paying out of the said copyhold lands and part of the said dwellinghouse £20 to Elizabeth King, daughter of James King of Gravesend
To niece Sarah Hitchcock, 5s. and to late servant Thomson Poniter, 40s. To the said John Hitchcock, son of Richard, £100 owing by him on Bond. To the said John Hitchcock the shop-keeper, specified household stuff. To cousin Mary Turner, 5s
To servant Elizabeth Waters, 20s
Overseers: cousin William Baker of Withyham and Mary his wife. Executors and residuary legatees, John Hitchcock, son of Richard, and Nathaniel Turner of Withyham senr
Proved at Lewes, 31 Oct., 1733

Lease for a year  SAS-F/283  27 Mar 1738

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By JOHN HITCHCOCK of Pulborough, mercer, to WILLIAM BAKER of Lye Green in Withiham, yeoman, of All that messuage or tenement called Forge House with barn, outhouse, buildings &c. and 6 ac. of land &c. belonging in Withiham
(Bounds as before). Signature and seal
Witnesses:- Nath. Turner, Hugh Carter, John Grover

Release  SAS-F/284  28 Mar 1738

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £165 - of the premises described in Lease for a year

Bond  SAS-F/285  28 Mar 1738

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By JOHN HITCHCOCK to WILLIAM BAKER in £330 for performance of covenants

Mortgage by demise  SAS-F/286  29 Mar 1738

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By WILLIAM BAKER of Lye Green, Wythiham, yeoman, to WILLIAM WILLS of Lewes, grocer, - for £200 - of a Messuage or tenement divided into two dwellings, with stable, slaughterhouse, orchard and premises in Wythiham formerly in the occupation of Sarah Baker, widow, and John Drew and then of John Harrison Also of a messuage and premises called the Forge House (as before) Signature, William Baker
Witnesses:-- John Plumer, Henry Verrall

Probate of the Will of this date of WILLIAM WILLS of Lewes, shopkeeper  SAS-F/287  23 Jun 1742

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To the poor of St Michael's, 40s
To John Bristed of Lewes, clerk, £5
To cousin Mary Beard, daughter of cousin George Beard, £50
To cousin John Read of the Dicker, £30. To John Hicks and Thos. Hicks, sons of cousin John Hicks, £10 apiece
To cousens William Hicks and Alexander Hicks, £10 apiece
To cousens William Read, Elizabeth Rabson, Mary Pledger, Sarah Funnell, Dorothy Fuller and Francis Gallop, sons and daughters of late cousin John Read and Dorothy his wife both decd., £10 apiece
To cousin Mary Cooper, widow, sister of cousin George Beard, £10
To William Woods and Elizabeth Woods, children of late cousin Woods decd., £5 a piece
To Katharine Beard and Elizabeth Beard, daughters of cousin George Beard, £10 apiece
To George Beard, son of cousin George Beard of Seaford, yeoman, a messuage or tenement in which the testator dwelt in St. Michael, Lewes, and also a messuage or tenement in St. Michael's in the occupation of Mary Ridge, widow
Residue of personal estate to cousins George Beard senr of Seaford, yeoman, and John Hicks senr. of Hailsham, yeoman, they being appointed Executors
By a Codicil dated 8 Feb., 1744 an additional legacy of £90 was given to cousin Mary Cooper, widow
Proved at Lewes, 13 Feb., 1744

Assignment and Release  SAS-F/288  6 Jul 1754

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By GEORGE BEARD of Chailey, mercer, (administrator of the estate of George Beard late of Seaford, his father decd, who was one of the joint executors and residuary legatees under the Will of William Wills late of St Michael's, Lewes, shopkeeper decd.) to WILLIAM HICKS of Brighthelmestone, innholder, JOHN HICKS of Hailsham, yeoman, and THOMAS HICKS of Barcombe, yeoman, (Executors of the Will of John Hicks late of Hailsham, their father decd.) who was the other executor of the said Wm. Wills) - for £102. 1s. 6d. - of his share as administraor of George Beard of and in the above Mortgage of 29 March, 1738 by William Baker to the said William Wills and the premises demised thereby
Signature, Geo. Beard, and seal
Witnesses:- John Plumer, James Brook

Assignment and Confirmation  SAS-F/289  25 Mar 1763

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By the said WILLIAM HICKS, JOHN HICKS and THOMAS HICKS, by direction of WILLIAM BAKER of Lye Green, Withyham, yeoman, to ELIZABETH NORTON of Lewes, - for £200 - of the said Mortgage of 29 March, 1738 (SAS-F/286) and the said William Baker - for £100 - confirmed to the said Elizabeth Norton the said Mortgage as security for £300
Signatures of the parties of the 1st and 2nd parts & seals
Witnesses:- Thos. Michell, Wm. Henry Benge

Assignment  SAS-F/290  21 Oct 1775

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By the said ELIZABETH NORTON by direction of JAMES CAMFIELD of Balsdean in Rottingdean, gent., and MARY his wife and ELIZABETH BAKER of Balsdean (the said Mary and Elizabeth being two of the daughters and coheiresses of William Baker late of Lye Green, yeoman decd.) to ARAUNAH VERRALL of Lewes, stationer, - for £300 - of the said Mortgage of 29 March, 1738
Signatures of the parties of the 1st and 2nd parts
Witnesses:- John Dennett, Wm. Attree, Wm. Hen. Benge, Lucy Relfe

Various  [no ref. or date]

Attested Copy of a Grant  SAS-F/383  8 Jun 1795

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By THOMAS ORD of Forest House, Sussex, esq., and SARAH his wife, to THOMAS CHANDLESS of Golden Square, co. Middlesex, with THOMAS BIRCH, ABRAHAM HENRY CHAMBERS and JAMES PALMER HOBBS of Bond Street, London, bankers, as parties of the 2nd. part, Whereby - for £540 - the said Thos. Ord and Sarah his wife granted to the said Thos. Chandless an Annuity of £60 for the lives of the said Thos. Chandless and Thos. Ord and the survivor of them charged upon lands and tenements as follows, namely
Three fields at Coleman's Hatch Green in Hartfield bounded N. to a meadow of the said Thos. Ord, W. to Ashdown Forest or Lancaster Great Park, S. to lands of John Gilbert and N. to the highway from Coleman's Hatch to Quarbrook Common; the said 3 fields containing 7a. 1r. 20p. and 26 yards, being part of lands called Great Snows and Little Snows belonging to the said John Gilbert
A copyhold messuage or tenement, barn, buildings and one croft of assert land containing ¾ ac. in front of the said messuage or tenement abutting to the king's highway leading from Quarbrook Common to Coleman's Hatch, E., to lands of William Gilbert, S. and the Common, W. and N., being part of lands called Crabbs in Hartfield, rent by apportionment 4½d
To which premises Thos. Ord was admitted tenant at a Court for the Manor of Duddleswell held, 24 March, 1790, upon the surrender of Edward Chapman
A messuage or tenement and ½ acre of land adjoining in Hartfield, rent 6d., to which Thos. Ord was admitted tenant, 27 Nov. (?) 1792, upon the surrender of Edward Nash and Sarah his wife
A piece of land containing 4 acres adjoining the king's highway form Coleman's Hatch to Broadstone, E. and to Ashdown Forest on all other parts, to which Thos. Ord was admitted tenant, 27 Nov., 1792, upon a grant thereof made by the lord of the manor of Duddleswell, with consent of the homage and tenants
A piece of land part of the waste of the Manor of Maresfield called Coleman's Hatch Green in Hartfield containing 2r. 11p. abutting to the garden of the said Thos. Ord, W., to other part of Coleman's Hatch Green, E., to the highway from Coleman's to Newbridge, N. and to land of Wm. Gilbert, S.; to which premises Thos. Ord was admitted at a Court for the Manor of Maresfield, 27 Sep., 1792, upon a grant by the lord of the manor
And Release by the said Thomas Birch and others, by direction of Thos. Ord, to the said Thos. Chandless of the said three fields first mentioned upon payment of £441. 6s. 1d. for principal & interest due on Mortgage by the said Thos. Ord of 5 & 6 May, 1791 out of the above mentioned purchase money
With Proviso enabling Thos. Ord to repurchase the said Annuity for £555

Lease  SAS-F/410  1 Mar 1782

Contents:
By THOMAS FLIGHT of Hackney, esq., and CHRISTIAN his wife, SAMUEL TABOR of Rotterdam, merchant, and SARAH his wife, and JOHN WILLIAMS of Friday Street, London, china man, and MARTHA his wife, to JOHN NEAL of Aston, co. Berks, gent., - in consideration of the said John Neal expending £50 in and about the repairing and amending of the Farm house, outhouses, barns, &c. intended to be demised, the said sum to be paid to John Neal by the lessors, and in consideration of the several yearly rents &c. - of
A messuage or tenement, farm, lands and premises called Pickstones, Salter and Old Adams, containing 70 acres, and a parcel of land called the Learnes (in 3 parcels) containing 7 acres and adjoining to the said premises in East Grinstead, formerly in the occupation of John Wicking and late of Richd. Finch
Also 3 fields of pasture land called the Newlands alias Levens Mead late in the occupation of Jane Humphreys, widow, containing 21 acres in East Grinstead, held of or being part of the demesne of the manor of Dallingridge, and abutting to the highway from Forest Row to Hartfield Town, S. and to a brook which parted the said lands called Pickstones from the lands called Newlands als Levens Mead and to lands of Joseph Sevenoke called Lavourty, N. and N.E. and to the lands late in the tenure of Robert Gainbridge, S.E., and to a lane parting the Newlands alias Levens Mead from the lands called Pickstones, W
Timber reserved. Term, 21 years; yearly rent, £60
Signatures of all lessors (Samuel and Sarah Tabor by Attorney) and seals

Counterpart of Bargain and Sale  SAS-F/412  25 Oct 1638

Contents:
By PETER FARNDEN of Sedlescombe, gent., to SAMUEL GOTT of Grayes Inn, Middlesex, gent., Whereby, after reciting that a marriage was intended between the said Samuel Gott and Joane Farneden, one of the daughters of the said Peter, and that the said Peter had paid the said Samuel £1300 for the marriage portion of the said Joane, The said Peter Farnden - for £2700 paid by the said Samuel Gott and for a jointure for the said Jane - conveyed to Samuel Gott All those eleven pieces of marshland containing 128½ acres in Icklesham, parcel of lands called Padyham Marshes, viz: the Great Rammash, the Fifteen-Acres, the Twelve-Acres, the Eight-Acres, the Six-Acres, Rye Marshes, Pett Marsh, the New Innings, the Little Innings, with the Salts adjoining, bounding to Padyham Fleete and other lands, N.W., N. and N.E., to the channel between Wynchelsea, E. and to part of Padyham Fleete and the highway from Wynchelsea to Rye, W
Signature, Samuel Gott
Witnesses:- Walter Waters, William Cogger, John Hedger, Robert Thurlby

Counterpart of Lease for a year  SAS-F/413  21 Mar 1653

Contents:
By PETER FARNDEN of Sedlescombe, esq., to RICHARD PAINE, gent., 2nd son of Edward Paine of East Grinsted, of several pieces of land containing 107 ac. in Bodiham in the occupation of Robert Fowle, gent., being part of Grovelands in Bodiham. And also lands called Gotams Mabbland and Bunges containing 30 acres in the occupation of Robert Boreman in Udymer and Brede
Signature, Richard Payne
Witnesses:Ra.Beard, Edw. Polhill, Peter Farnden junr., Ralph Mill

Lease for a year  SAS-F/414  8 Nov 1687

Contents:
By NICHOLAS DELVES of Cammerwell, Surrey, esq., to ANTHONY BOWYER of Cammerwell, esq., and THOMAS SOPER citizen and apothecary of London, of All that the manor of Hoselands and Coghurst Lands in Gesling, Wesfield and Ore, Sussex
Also two messuages in Cammerwell
Signature, Nicholas Delves and armorial seal(a chevron between 3 lions rampant)

Counterpart of Release (following Lease for a year)  SAS-F/415  26 Mar 1718

Contents:
By HENRY LAWTON of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, esq., and MARY his wife, EDWARD COWPER of Strood in Slinfold, esq., and JANE his wife, and ELIZABETH WEEKES of Lincoln's Inn Fields, spinster, (which said Mary, Jane and Elizabeth were the 3 surviving daughters and coheirs of John Weekes late of Westfield, gent. decd., who was nephew, heir-at-law and principal devisee of Henry Wade sometime citizen and vintner of London decd.) to DAVID OXLEY of Warbleton, yeoman - for £450 - of
All that messuage or tenement, barn, stable, orchard, two gardens and closes adjoining called Kenchleys Hill, together with 12 pieces of land &c., viz:- the Barnefield, the Squires Field, the Thisly Fd., the Parsonage Fd., the Stevens Fd., the Poor Fd., the Six-acre Fd., the Four-acre Fd., the Brakey Fd., the Little Field near the Mill, the Brook and Alders and the Myne Pitt Fd., which lands were called Kenchleys, Avells, Pampillions and Stevens Feild, containing in the whole 55 acres in Warbleton in the tenure of Thomas Newnham Which premises were sometime since the possession of Thos. Hemsley, citizen and vintner of London, and of Edward Hemsley his son, and were then sold to the said Henry Wade
Signature, David Oxley, and seal
Witnesses:- Tho: Willard, Tho: Willard junr

Release (following Lease for a year)  SAS-F/416  6 May 1724

Contents:
By RICHARD NEWDEGATE of the Middle Temple, London, esq., and JOHN NEWDEGATE of the Six Clerks Office, Chancery Lane, London, gent., to JOHN BROMFIELD of Lewes, esq. Whereby
After Reciting that Mary French, spinster decd., who was one of the daughters and coheirs of Stephen French theretofore of Lewes, esq., was seized in fee of and in All that sheephouse and sheep pound and of 100 acres of marshland in East Guldeford als East Guilford, co. Sussex, late in the occupation of William Munk of Tenterden, Kent, decd. and then of James Munn and (blank) Marshall. The said Mary French died intestate and the premises descended to her four sisters and coheirs, viz:- Anne the wife of Thos. Bromfield late of Lewes decd., father of the said John Bromfield; Charity the wife of Thos. Newdegate late of Lewes, father of the said Richard and John Newdegate; Elizabeth French of Lewes, spinster decd. and Susannah French late of Lewes, spinster decd
And reciting that Thos. Bromfeild and Anne his wife left issue, French Bromfield their eldest son and heir and the said John Bromfield, party to the deed, Charity Newdegate was also deceased leaving issue her 3 sons, the said Richard Newdegate her eldest son and heir, Thomas Newdegate 2nd son, and the said John her youngest son
Susannah French was also deceased, having devised her 1/4th part to the said Elizabeth French her only surviving sister for life with remainder to her five nephews, viz: Richard, Thomas, and John Newdegate, and French Bromfield and John Bromfield, equally
Elizabeth French devised her 1/4th part to her nephews French Bromfield and Richard Newdegate. French Bromfield was dead and John was his only brother
Thomas Newdegate the son was lately dead, the said Richard being his eldest brother and heir
Thomas Newdegate the father was also lately dead and his 1/4th had descended to the said Richard as eldest son and heir
By the present deed it was witnessed that - for £1000 - the said Richard and John Newdegate release to the said John Bromfield the said Sheephouse and premises
Signatures of all parties
Witnesses:- Hen. Lawton, Tho: Simpson

Deed  SAS-F/417  10 Nov 1727

Contents:
Between HENRY LAWTON of Lincoln's Inn, esq., and MARY his wife, one of the daughters and coheirs of John Weekes late of Westfield, Sussex, gent. decd. (1), JOHN BROMFIELD of Lewees, esq., and ELIZABETH his wife, another daughter and coheir (2), JANE COOPER of Strood in Slinfold, widow, another of the said daughters and coheirs of the said John Weekes, (3), and THOMAS FRIEND of Lewes, malster, (4)
Whereby the said Henry Lawton and Mary his wife conveyed to John Bromfield and Jane Cooper - for £140 - of the third part of and in All that messuage or tenement at Westfield Moor in Westfield with garden, shop, slaughterhouse and pound belonging over the said messuage And also all that farm called the Moor farm in Westfield with messuage, barn &c. and lands called the Barnfield, 4 ac.; the Shoppfield, 4 ac.; the Seven Moorfield, 7 ac.; the Five-acre Fd.,5 ac.; the Moor, 9 ac.; also a piece of brookland near Breadbridge, 5 ac.; and 6 acres of upland at the N. side of Westfield Down
All which premises were the possession of John Weekes and descended to the said Mary, Elizabeth and Jane as his surviving daughters and coheirs
And covenant to acknowledge and levy a Fine of the said 1/3rd to the said Thomas Friend
Signatures of all parties and seals
Witnesses:- Cha: Rochester, Tho. Willard, T. Willard junr

Deed  SAS-F/418  29 Jul 1828

Contents:
Between the Rev. GEORGE SELBY HELE of Grays, Essex, clerk, and the Rev. ROBERT HELE SELBY HELE of Brede, Sussex, clerk, father of the said George, charging the interests of the former under Mr. Burton's Will with the repayment of £1000 to Mr. Hele senr

Assignment  SAS-F/419  7 Nov 1829

Contents:
By the Rev. JOHN SHORT HEWETT of Ewhurst, Sussex, Doctor of Divinity, and MARY ANNE SELBY his wife, to the Rev., ROBERT HELE SELBY HELE of Brede, clerk, of trust monies by way of Mortgage for £1000

Release and Covenant for indemnity  SAS-F/420  28 Dec 1871

Contents:
By CHARLES RICHARD, EARL DE LA WARR to SAMUEL FORSTER of Lewisham, Kent, esq., and FRANCIS CHARLES HASTINGS RUSSELL of Eaton Square, Middlesex, esq., in respect of the estate of Arabella Diana, late Duchess of Dorset, and Covenant of Indemnity against Legacy and Succession Duties. Signature, De la Warr

Attested Copy of Interrogatories and Depositions of witnesses  SAS-F/421  5 Sep 1757

Contents:
Taken at the house of Ann Relf, widow, bearing the sign of the Chequer at Maresfield, by virtue of a Commission from the Court of Chancery to William Michell, Richard Rideout, Nathaniel Moore and Thomas Scornes in a cause between Thomas Fowle, esq. late Thomas Peckham (son of Wm. Peckham, esq.) and others against Thos. Ellison and Eleanora his wife (late Fowle, spinster)
EDWARD BENGE of Mayfield, apothecary and surgeon, aged 31, says (inter alia) Humfrey Fowle died at Rotherfield, 5 July, 1856. He was witness to Humfrey Fowle's Will
JAMES MUGRIDGE of Rotherfield, mercer, aged 49, also a witness
THOMAS RICHARDSON of Mayfield, mason, aged 40, witnessed the republication of the Will

Attested Copy of Will of JOHN FREDERICK, DUKE OF DORSET  SAS-F/422  28 Mar 1796

Contents:
Contains reference to Lullington Church as follows
Recites that by Settlement "the chapel of parsonage appropriate of Lullington and the tithes, glebe lands, oblations and profits mentioned to be held by Lease from the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Chichester for the lives of 3 persons, were granted to the trustees upon trust to cause the Lease to be renewed, in trust for the testator, remainder to sons successively in tail male

Case for the opinion of Counsel  SAS-F/423  29 Apr 1814

Contents:
As to whether a grant of an Annuity is void for want of registration, and other questions concerning the title to lands called Great and Little Snows at Colemans Hatch in Hartfield

Schedule of Deeds  SAS-F/424  25 Jun 1817

Contents:
Relating to Mr Trill's estate at Buxted in Mortgage to Robert Holford, esq

Copy of Grant  SAS-F/425  24 Mar 1818

Contents:
By the EARL and COUNTESS OF PLYMOUTH and the EARL and COUNTESS DE LA WARR to SAMUEL FORSTER, esq., in trust for the Duchess of Dorset of the tithes of corn and hay, parcel of the rectory of Kemsing and Seal, Kent, in certain lands
And Covenant to surrender at a Court for the Manor of Duddleswell the messuages, brick kiln, barns, lands &c. which were surrendered to the use of the Duke of Dorset, 10 May, 1808, by Joseph Spencer and Abraham Spencer, containing 2 a. 2 r

Bond  SAS-F/426  2 Aug 1759

Contents:
By WILLIAM FARMER of Hartfield, yeoman, to JOHN TURNER of Imberhorne in East Grinstead, yeoman, in £220 for payment of £110 according to and in performance of a proviso in Mortgage and Assignment of even date between Jasper Buster of Tunbridge, yeoman, and the said Wm. Farmer of the one part and the said John Turner of the other part
Mark of Wm. Farmer and seal
Witnesses:- Geo. Bankin, Nath. Moore

Memo. of Agreement  SAS-F/427  24 Mar 1790

Contents:
By EDWARD CHAPMAN with THOMAS ORD, esq., Whereby, after reciting that Thos. Ord had purchased the said Edw. Chapman's messuage, garden and field and orchard which he was then inhabiting called Forrest House situate near lands of Master Godly and Captain Swinney, and was admitted accordingly And he had also purchased Edw. Chapman's dwellinghouse lately erected on a plot of waste ground on the Forrest and then occupied by the father and mother of the said Edward, and a plot of ground he had enclose containing 4 acres, to which the said Edward had no title, he never having been admitted thereto
In consideration of £210 the said Edw. Chapman release to the said Thos. Ord all the said premises
Signature, Edward Chapman. Witness:- John Linfield

Abstract of the Title of THOMAS ORD, esq  SAS-F/428  1641-1793

Contents:
To certain premises at Colemans Hatch in Hartfield in Mortgage to John Forster, esq., for securing £380 and interest, beginning with a Deed of Feoffment by way of Settlement of 1 June, 1641 by Henry Farmer of Hartfield, yeoman, in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Hen. Farmer and Elizabeth Ellyatt, the daughter of Obadiah Ellyatt of Hartfield, yeoman,- of 2 pieces of land called the Great Snowes and the Little Snowes containing 10 acres in Hartfield and bounding to the Forest of Ashdown, W., the king's highway from Hartfield to the Forest, S.(? E.), to lands of Robert Combridge, N. and lands of John Wickings, S

George Bankin's Accounts  SAS-F/429  1800 - 1804

Contents:
With John Forster, esq., and others in connection with Mr. Ord's house and land (Forest House) in Hartfield

Account  SAS-F/430  1793 - 1807

Contents:
Between THOMAS ORD, esq. and Mr. FORSTER in refence to Mortgage money

Receipted Account  SAS-F/431  30 Jan 1811

Contents:
Of THOMAS BROOKER for farm work done by Mr. Bankin's order amounting to £23. 10. 8

Letters  SAS-F/432  1791 - 1816

Contents:
From J. HOPER, Lewes, to THOMAS ORD and JOHN FORSTER esq., etc

Bills  SAS-F/433  1807 - 1816

Contents:
Paid by Mr. Bankin on account of Mr. Ord and Mr. Forster

Letters  SAS-F/444  1769 - 1817

Contents:
From George Medley (1769) to Peter Holford, esq. and other letters (1805-1817) to Robt. Holford, esq

A Bundle of Accounts  SAS-F/445  1771-1819

Contents:
Of JOSIAS SMITH with Peter Holford and Robert Holford of receipts and payments in connection with Sussex Estates, and one of Messrs Hoper

Printed Particulars and Conditions of Sale  SAS-F/446  19 Jul 1836

Contents:
Of the Manor of SOMPTING, the Advowson of the Vicarage, impropriate tithes and freehold estates comprising the Rectory House, the Manor Farm House near the Church and 800 acres of arable, meadow, pasture land and down
Lot 1. The Rectory House and 27a. 3r. 26p. of land &c
Lot 2. The Manor and Manor Farm
(sold after the auction for £14,000)

Abstract of title of John Forster, esq  SAS-F/455  1793-1808

Contents:
To land at Forest Hill in Hartfield late belonging to Thomas Ord, esq

Schedule of Title Deeds and Documents in the possession of Messrs. Frere, Goodford and Chomely  SAS-F/473  18 Oct 1856

Contents:
On behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Percy Ashburnham and their Trustees and handed to Messrs Martineau & Reid

Estate of the Duchess of Dorset  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Will of CHARLES JENKINSON, EARL OF LIVERPOOL  SAS-F/509  7 May 1807

Contents:
With Codicil of 27 May, 1807. Proved 17 April, 1809
(No mention of landed property, except in Hertford Street, London.)

Schedule of Deeds received by Messrs Oddie & Forster  SAS-F/510  1721 - 1825

Contents:
Including premises Withyham and fee farm rents in Bexhill, purchased by the late Duchess

Schedule of Deeds deposited in joint names  SAS-F/511  1775 - 1819

Contents:
On account of the Duchess of Dorset and Lord Manners for securing to the latter £8000 on the Bexhill estate

Surrender  SAS-F/512  2 Aug 1819

Contents:
By ROBERT BANKS, EARL OF LIVERPOOL & others to CHARLES CECIL COPE JENKINSON and FREDERICK WEST of terms of years of and in the Manors of Bexhill, Cowding and Houndeane and the Hundred of Bexhill
1/3rd part of Landport Farm in Lewes and 1/4th part of a messuage and lands at or near Chailey Common
The impropriation of the Rectory of Mountfield and glebelands belonging
The manors of Brighthelmston, Michelham, Tarring Peverell, and Heathfield
A piece of meadow or pasture land containing 1a.1r.31p. in Westham abutting to the High Street, N., formerly occupied by John Rye decd. and then by his widow
A barn and premises in Brighthelmeston and 8 yardlands containing 58 acres

Draft Conveyance  SAS-F/513  1 Jul 1864

Contents:
By RICHARD HOPER of the Inner Temple, barrister at law and others to WILLIAM STEWART FORSTER of certain hereditaments comprised in a Mortgage of 13 July, 1811, by endorsement thereon. (no details)

Draft Conveyance  SAS-F/514  4 Jul 1864

Contents:
By SAMUEL FORSTER and CHARLES H. RUSSELL (1), MARY, DOWAGER COUNTESS AMHERST (2) and GEORGE JOHN, EARL DE LA WARR (3) to JOHN STENNING of East Grinstead, esq. 'who is a widower' - for £400 - of 5 pieces of land in East Grinstead in the occupation of the said Jno. Stenning, described by schedule and plan. Contents: 11a.2r.28p

Two letters  SAS-F/515  1857, 1869

Contents:
From the Countess De La Warr to Samuel Forster esq. and Henry Goodford, esq. concerning proposed terms of Enfranchisement of tenements held by Thos. Huggins, esq. in Framfield Manor

Copy of Disentailing Deed  SAS-F/516  16 Jun 1870

Contents:
By CHARLES RICHARD, EARL DE LA WARR to J. A. M. COPE, esq. of Estates at East Grinstead
(5 sheets of description and schedule)

Copy of Disentailing Deed  SAS-F/517  16 Jun 1870

Contents:
Between the same parties of Mortgage debts forming part of the residuary personal estate of Arabella Diana, Duchess of Dorset

Copy of similar Disentailing Deed  SAS-F/518  16 Jun 1870

Contents:
Of estates in Oxford and Sussex, including Bexhill

Similar copy of Disentailing Deed of Estates in Sussex, comprising the Buckhurst Estate  SAS-F/519  16 Jun 1870

Instructions to Counsel  SAS-F/520  26 May 1871

Contents:
To prepare Release to the Trustees of the Duchess of Dorset's Estate on winding up the Trust

Bexhill Estate, Enfranchisements  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Deed of Enfranchisement  SAS-F/521  24 Oct 1856

Contents:
Between SAMUEL FORSTER and FRANCIS CHARLES HASTINGS RUSSELL (1) WILLIAM PITT, EARL AMHERST and MARY, Countess Amherst (2) and THOMAS MOORMAN and JOSIAH MOORMAN of Clapham, Surrey, and of Bexhill, Sussex, esq. Whereby - for £244 8.9. - the said Forster and Russell as Trustees of the Will of the Duchess of Dorset direct and appoint that a customary messuage, barn and lands called Chepbournes and Bromsters containing 30 acres near Bexhill Down in Bexhill and rent 9s.4d. And a copyhold piece of land containing 10 perches with the messuage erected thereon in Bexhill, rent 3d. and the freehold and inheritance of the same should thenceforth go and remain and be To the use of the said Thomas and Josiah Moorman freely and absolutely enfranchised from all rents fines heriots reliefs etc

Copy Draft Enfranchisement  SAS-F/522  20 Jul 1859

Contents:
To Jesse Oliver - for £30 14s 6d. of 2 acres of land near Wallis's at the Eastern end of Sidley Green in Bexhill abutting to the highway, S. and W. and to the South Field, E. late Olivers, before Hollands and before Philcox rent 2d. by apportionment

Copy draft of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/523  20 Jul 1859

Contents:
To JAMES MOSES FILDER of Hastings, gent. and HERBERT WALL FILDER, eldest son of the said J.M.Filder - for £431 2s.4d. - of a customary messuage or tenement, barn and lands called Whites containing 30 acres in Bexhill late Filders, before Deudneys, before Pages, before Colemans, rent 2s.6d. And also customary lands called the Knowles containing 10 acres near Cowding in Bexhill, rent 7½d
And also a messuage and lands called Woodmans containing 30 acres in Bexhill rent 3s.4d. (except 7 pieces containing 3a.1r. which had been conveyed to the Brighton, Lewes and Hastings Rly

Copy of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/524  29 Sept 1860

Contents:
To LOUISA ROBINSON GORDON of Lichfield, widow and JOHN GORDON of Hyde Park Gardens, esq. and others for £311 9s.6d. - of copyhold tenements held of the Manor of Bexhill as follows, viz
A messuage, barn and lands belonging containing 21 acres at Barnehorne in Bexhill late Gordons, before Collins and formerly Constable's rent 3s.2d
Land called Sewers containing 3 acres lying to lands called Wallands near Barnehorne, rent 1s.6d
A croft called Pages otherwise Rogers containing. 1a.1r. at Barnehorne, rent 12d
A messuage and lands called Redfords & White Down containing 36 acres near Barnehorne late Gordons, before Newmans, Woods and Bodles, rent 3s.6d
Land formerly part of the waste of the manor called Barnehorne Green abutting to lands late of John Collens, E., to the road from Barnehorne Green to the Sluice, W. and to other part of the waste, s

Copy of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/525  1860

Contents:
To JOSIAH MOORMAN - for £120 - of a piece of land, 1a.0r.26p., at Bexhill, part of a field called Chintins Great Field formerly in the occupation of Arthur Brook and late of Thos. Moorman and the said Josiah Moorman and bounded by lands of the said Josiah, N. and W. and by lands of the Countess Amherst, E. and S. With plan

Copy of draft of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/526  Nov 1861

Contents:
To SARAH WILSON of Bexhill, spinster, - for £50 12s.3d. - of a copyhold tenement held of the Manor of Bexhill comprising a messuage with buildings and piece of land belonging containing in length from N. to S. 90 ft. and in breadth from E. to W. 22 ft. at Belly Hill in Bexhill, late Day's, before Price's, Curteis's, Stanley's and Tindall's; rent by apportionment 1d

Copy Draft of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/527  1861

Contents:
To the LONDON, BRIGHTON and SOUTH COAST RAILWAY - for £128 13s.9d. - of five pieces of copyhold land held of the Manor of Bexhill containing 3a.2r.39p. conveyed to the Railway, 31 May, 1845 and 5 pieces containing 1a.2r.20p. conveyed to the Railway, 10 June, 1845, by Arthur Sawyer Brook, yeoman, (1) and Jane Brook, widow, and Fr. Harding Gell (2), and one piece, 1r.14p. and 7 pieces containing 3a.1r.27p conveyed, 30 July, 1845. (N. plan)

Copy draft of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/528  1861

Contents:
To FREDERICK WRENN of Catsfield, miller - for £174 18s.10d. - of a customary messuage with barn and 3 pieces of land belonging called Kingsvill containing 9 acres in Bexhill late Frenches, before Landsdells and before Sprays held of the manor of Bexhill by rent 8d
And also a customary tenement and lands called Kingsvill Woods containing 3 acres late also Frenches and before Sprays, rent 6d
And a customary tenement and lands called Lower Kingsvill Woods containing 2½ acres, rent 5d
And a customary messuage (then divided into 2 tenements) containing 1 rood called Old Furnace in Bexhill late Smith's and before Denmans, rent 6d
And a freehold tenement and croft of land containing 1 acre near the Old Furnace in Bexhill late Frenches, before Spray's, Woods, Sole's and before Christmas's, held of the said manor by rent 6d

Copy draft of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/529  1862

Contents:
To WILLIAM KING SAMPSON of Westham, gent., ALFRED KING SAMPSON of Lewes, timber merchant, GEORGE KING SAMPSON of Ninfield, gent, and JAMES KING SAMPSON of Southampton, surgeon, - for £214 15s.4d. - of
A messuage or tenement, garde, orchard and land containing 11 acres called Horeslands near the Old Furnace in Bexhill late Sampson, before Markwick's and before Vigor's otherwise Waites, held of the manor of Bexhill, rent 8d
A tenement, barn and lands (parcel of lands called Shortwood) containing 30 acres in Bexhill, rent 1s.4d
Another parcel of Shortwood containing 32 acres, rent 1s 4d
And freehold land called Rishfords containing 12 acres in Bexhill near Portlands late Sampsons, before Pilkington's, before Eversfield's, rent 1s

Copy draft of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/530  1863

Contents:
To NEWTON PARKS of Bexhill, butcher - for £100 - of a parcel of land called Bedworth otherwise Bedsewers containing 1a.1r. in Bexhill late Cruttendens, before Holland, before Whistler's, Breden's and Prior's, rent 3d
And also a toft and 3 pieces of customary land called Prestons containing 6 acres in Bexhill late Cruttendens, before Dorsett's and Smith's, before Mayo's, rent 6d
And 2 pieces of customary land in Bexhill late Cruttenden etc. And the site of a cottage & garden in Bexhill, rent 1d

Copy of Enfranchisement  SAS-F/531  16 Dec 1864

Contents:
By the said SAMUEL FORSTER and J. C. HASTINGS RUSELL (1) and GEORGE JOHN, EARL DE LA WARR (2) to SAMUEL SCRIVENS of Bexhill, esq. - for £131 7s.4d. of
A cottage, garden and lands on the South side of Bexhill Down in Bexhill containing ½ acre late Mewatt's, before Monger's and before Keys, rent 6d
A piece of land formerly part of Mill Field in Bexhill containing in length from E. to W. against the road 34 ft. and in depth from N. to S. 110 ft
And a piece, other part of Mill Field, containing from E. to W. against the road 30 ft. and in depth 110 ft., rent 1d. by apportionment, late Mittens, before Routledge's and before Lansdells. (Mary, Countess Amherst died, 20 July, 1864)

Copy of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/532  16 Dec 1864

Contents:
To ANN MOORMAN SCRIVENS the wife of Samuel Scrivens of Bexhill, esq., and the said SAMUEL SCRIVENS - for £930 - of
A messuage or dwellinghouse and piece of land called Mill Field formerly in two pieces, containing 5a.14p. near Bexhill Hill in Bexhill late Moormans, before Furrances, rent 2d. by apportionment
A barn and land called the Squire Field containing 3a.2r. in Bexhill adjoining Mill Field, rent 1s. by apportionment
30 perches of land late part of the Shew Leg Field near the Millbank at Bexhill Hill late Moormans &c., rent 1d. by apportionment
Land at Belly Hill in Bexhill containing 2a.2r.18p. part of Spring Field, abutting partly to the High Road from Bexhill to Little Common. .. . rent 1d. by apportionment
A piece of land with a cottage thereon formerly part of a field called the Upper Slip near the Mill Bank, rent 1d. by apportionment
A messuage, buildings and land at Belly Hill, rent 1d. by apportionment
Land at Belly Hill theretofore part of Spring Field late Moormans, before Mitchell's, rent 1d. by apportionment
6 roods of land with the messuage, stable (late a bakehouse) at Belly Hill abutting to the High Road from Bexhill to Little Common, N., rent 1d. by apportionment
Another piece at Belly Hill late part of Spring Field, rent 1d
1 perch of land with the messuage thereon at the S.W. corner of Shew Leg Hill on Belly Hill, part of the waste of the manor, rent 6d
8 perches of land formerly part of the waste at Belly Hill
A messuage and garden on Belly Hill formerly part of the tenement called Shew Leg Field
A brick built barn with yard and lands containing 8½ acres near Belly Hill on part whereof the parish workhouse recently stood, rent 1s
Also a freehold piece of land containing 2½ acres near Bexhill Bill late Moorman's before Russell's &c

Copy of Deed of Release of Seignoury  SAS-F/533  1866

Contents:
To the DUKE OF CLEVELAND - for £34 - of and in lands called Barnhorne containing 200 acres in Bexhill late Capron's and Rowley's and before Sir Godfrey Webster's holden of Bexhill Manor, rent 6s

Copy of Enfranchisement  SAS-F/534  9 Oct 1868

Contents:
To GEORGE ALFRED ROLPH of Westfield - for £25 - of a cottage and garden containing 20p. near the Rest and Hoords (?) Gate in Bexhill late Kennards, before Crouch's, Maplesden's &c., rent 6d

Copy of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/535  1869

Contents:
(Countess De La Warr acting in lieu of George John, Lord De La Warr) to JOHN ROBERT DUNN of Stonehouse in Warbleton, esq. - for £217 12s.8d. - of a messuage or tenement barn, orchard and land called Great Broad Oak and Little Broad Oak containing 42a.1r.23p. in Bexhill being the residue of a copyhold tenement late Dunn's, before Constables before Harcourt's, rent 13s.5d. by apportionment
Also woodland called Mill Down and Reads containing 30 acres in Bexhill also Dunn's and before Constable's, rent 21d

Copy of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/536  14 Apr 1869

Contents:
To GEORGE JENNER of Udimore, gent. - for £28 18s.8d. - of a piece of ground containing 1r.6p. parcel of Sidley Green in Bexhill with the cottage thereon, late Crampe's, before Holland's, before Wimbles
And also 12 acre of land on the South side of a field called Pond Head in Bexhill adjoining to Sidley Green on the S

Copy of similar Enfranchisement  SAS-F/537  1867(?)

Contents:
To ROBERT WYLLIE of Bedford, Lieut-Col., HENRY LANE of Broadoake in Bexhill, late Colonel and the Revd. GEORGE FREDERICK DU TEISSIER of Church Brampton, Northants, clerk, - for £93 1s.0d. - of
Two pieces of land called Upper Clays and Lower Clays containing 7a.2r.17p in Bexhill late Lane's before Dunn's, before Constable's, rent 2s
A freehold ban and lands parcel of Hurchington containing 18 acres in Bexhill late Lane's, before Rawlin's, before Cooper's &c., rent 10d
40 acres of land called Whiched als Whitcheal in Westborough in Bexhill late also Lane's before Rawlin's &c. rent 4d
And a messuage, garden and 3 pieces of land adjoining called Redham containing 5 acres lying between Clinch Green and Broad Oak in Bexhill, rent 7d

Draft of Conveyance  SAS-F/538  1871

Contents:
By SAMUEL FORSTER (1) and FRANCIS CHARLES HASTINGS RUSSELL M.P. (2) to CHARLES RICHARD, EARL DE LA WARR of 14 messuages, burgages and Portlands in East Grinstead vested in the said Samuel Forster in trust for the said Earl

Fine  SAS-F/539  1664

Contents:
Between THOMAS FOSTER, esq., querent, and THOMAS YEILDING and. .. YEILDING and ELIZABETH his wife, deforciants, of one messuage, 2 barns, one stable, garden, orchard, 80 ac. of land, 20 ac. of meadow, 40 ac. of pasture and 40 ac. of wood in Hollington (Susex). Hilary term, 16 Chas. II

Lease  SAS-F/540  Oct 1768

Contents:
By WILLIAM NUTT of Buxted, esq. to WILLIAM HOBS of Buxted, farmer, of a messuage or tenement, farm and lands in Buxted called Old Land containing (blank) acres in the occupation of the said Wm. Hobs Except all the woods or coppice ground of the said farm as then fenced in, enclosed and surrounded with a Sixpenny Ditch containing (blank) acres Also except all the ponds in the said farm, with liberty to stock and fish them
And (except) the seat or pew belonging to the said messuage in the parish church of Buxted, Also except timber mines and minerals and the royalties of hunting, fishing and fowling
Term 14 years; yearly rent £40. (Not executed)

Copy of Bond  SAS-F/541  3 Oct 1761

Contents:
By PETER HOLFORD of St. Andrews, Holborn, esq. to JOHN LONGLEY of Battle, yeoman, in £400 for good title free from incumbrances, quiet enjoyment and further assurance of customary lands called Horsepitts, being 3 pieces of land in Battle in the boro' of Mountjoy within the Manor of Battell, Which premises the said Peter Holford and Ann his wife had surrendered to the use of the said John Longley
The covenant being also against disturbance under any act of Sir John Lade, bart. decd. who was the younger son of Elizabeth, 2nd daughter of Vincent Lade by John Whitehorn of the Isle of Jamaica, or by, from or under Sir John Lade late of St. Saviour's, Southwark, bart., also decd. or by, from or under Sir John Lade late of Warbleton, bart., who was only son of Mary Inskipp, who was eldest daughter of the said Vincent Lade

Assignment by way of Settlement  SAS-F/542  13 Aug 1784

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By JOHN WHISTLER of Bexhill gent. and ELIZABETH his wife to Dame MARTHA WEBSTER of Battle Abbey, widow, Whereby the said John Whistler - for making provision for the said Elizabeth his wife - assigned to the said Dame Martha Whistler All his share and interest as one of the next of kin of Eleanor Joye, widow, decd. under the Will of John Rawlinson, esq. decd. in the farm and rectory of Combe, co. Southants, and an estate called Salters Farm in co. Derry, Ireland and in money arisen from the rents and profits since the decease of Charles Rawlinson and received by John Rawlinson, Doctor in Physic. To hold upon trust as in the deed declared
Signature, John Whistler and seal
Witnesses: Arthur Anstey, clerk to Mr. Forster, and Jno. Francklin, junr
With an endorsed deed (unsigned) of 2 June, 1787 Whereby, after reciting that the said John Whistler died in March then last past having appointed her the said Dame Martha and Elizabeth his wife executors of his Will dated 13 Dec. 1785 and proved in P.C.C. by Dame Martha alone, the said Dame Martha Webster acknowledged that the share of the said John Whistler in the said premises had been conveyed and paid to her and £3000 had been invested and was held by her upon the trust declared in the Settlement

Probate of the Will of this date of JOHN WHISTLER of Bexhill  SAS-F/543  13 Dec 1785

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Devise of properties awarded him by the Court in Trinity term then last past, as follows
To son John Whistler of Doncaster, Yorks., plummier, £1000. To son Hugh Whistler of Bexhill, £4000. To son Webster Whistler £100 in addition to £300 for which testator stood bound for said son. To daughter Mary Reeves of Clerkenwell, London, £500
To daughter Jane Whistler of Bexhill, £1000, but if she should attempt to marry without leave of her mother or guardian, she to be excluded from all benefit
To granddaughter Elizabeth Reeves of Bexhill, £100 to be paid after decease of testator's wife, with contingent gift over to testator's youngest daughter Jane Whistler
To children of eldest son John Whistler £900 after wife's decease. To grandson Immanuel Reeves of Clerkenwell, £500
To the rest of the children of daughter Mary Reeves, except Elizabeth, to whom legacy already given, £600 to be equally divided. All goods and chattells given to wife Elizabeth
Residue to son Hugh and daughter Jane
Executors and guardians: Lady Webster of Battle and wife Elizabeth
Proved in P.C.C., 23 March, 1786

A duplicate Probate of the above Will of JOHN WHISTLER  SAS-F/544  13 Dec 1785

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