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Reference AMS1
Covering dates 1617-1999
Held by East Sussex Record Office
Extent 20 accessions
Conditions of access Documents are closed to public inspection for 30 years from the last date of a document, unless a longer closure period is specified for a series or file
Creators East Sussex Record Office

Contents:
Since it opened, East Sussex Record Office has maintained a collection of 'Additional Manuscripts' for accessions which are not assigned, or are not accrued to existing collections which have, a distinctive alphabetic reference based on the collection's title. The Additional Manuscripts collection is now known as AMS.
Some of these accessions added to AMS have been returned to A2A as free-standing catalogues. The residue are being returned as a series of catalogues, each covering a range of AMS numbers. The summary list below covers all the accessions within that range, with notes against those which are the subject of separate catalogues or which have been transferred to other collections or other repositories. The main body of the catalogue notes only the reference and the fact of the separate catalogue or the transfer.
Summary of contents
AMS6501 Tender of Thomas Gibson for a new landing-stage at Eastbourne Pier, 1893
AMS6502 The Red Cottage, Fletching Common, copyhold of Netherhall (Brown-Coleman-Kenward-Dalton-Wilkie-Bravery), 1805-1981
AMS6503 Phoenix Group of Artists, formerly the Sussex Women's Art Club: minutes, statements of accounts, rules, visitors' books, exhibition records, photographs, correspondence; 1927-1994
AMS6504 Papers of the Ashdown Forest Commoners' Committee, largely concerning its opposition to the Ashdown Forest Bill, 1973; 1965-1975
AMS6505 14 St Peters Place, Lewes (Nevill-Rugg-Jeffery-Payne; [Brent-Hussey]); 1867-1950
AMS6506 Valuation of the manor of Leigh and Barons Grange estate in Iden [Sackville-Craven], c1617; receipt for purchase-money of the same estate (Craven-Culpepper [?forWhitmore]), 1638
AMS6507 Stray Laughton parish papers; 1698-1814
AMS6508 Winkworths of Hove, auctioneers, estate agents, surveyors and valuers, valuation books; 1882-1971
AMS6509 Warbleton poor-rate, 1710
AMS6510 Whitby House, Hastings St Mary (Taught-Cornwall), [1759]-1763
AMS6511 William Howard Smith, butcher, Lewes: customer account book, 1895-1897; letter, 1914
AMS6512 6 The Green, Ringmer (Martin - Godden - Geering - Elphick - Haron Development Co Ltd - Buckwell), [1894]-1972
AMS6513 Brighton parish poor rate: day book, 1911-1912
AMS6514 Mrs W M Holman, Housedean Farm, Falmer: papers concerning the Pelham family; 1926-1934
AMS6515 Volume of manuscript verse by Mary Ann Gilbert, presented to Lady Ashburnham, 1823; Herstmonceux, Sheffield Park; Heathfield Park
AMS6516 Documents and photographs relating to Old Postman's Cottage, Alciston, Professor Caroline F E Spurgeon and Virginia Gildersleeve, [1750]-1970
AMS6517 Garden near Mill Field in [Malling Street], Cliffe (Adams and Slater - James); Baldy; [1666]-1676
AMS6518 Haremare estate in Etchingham and Salehurst: account-books, 1928-1930; printed particulars, 1928; partition of estate late John Mittell, d1734, 1794
AMS6519 Plan from printed sales particulars of the Hilders Court estate in Chiddingly [Richardson], 1912
AMS6520 Little East Street, Lewes, formerly part of Dobells Field (Hoper-Watts), 1793



Tender of Thomas Gibson for a new landing-stage at Eastbourne Pier  AMS6501  29 Jul 1893

Source of acquisition: Document purchased 18 March 1999 (ACC 7860)


Printed estimate for constructing a new landing-stage at Eastbourne Pier in accordance with the plans prepared by Frank E Robinson of Westminster Chambers, 13 Victoria Street, London, civil engineer, Jun 1893, completed as a tender by Thomas Gibson of 2 Westminster Chambers, engineer and contractor  AMS6501/1  29 Jul 1893

Administrative history:
The origin and progress of the construction of the landing-stage can be traced from the records of the Eastbourne Pier Company. In the following narrative, the numbers in brackets refer to the pages of the company's minute-book, ESRO EPC 2/3.
In July 1892 William Butterwick, the secretary of the Hastings, St Leonards and Eastbourne Steamboat Company, informed the pier company that their steamer Glen Rosa would begin to call at the pier from 4 July. The piermaster, who thought the landing-stage inadequate to support the vessel's length and tonnage, requested the decision of the directors. It was resolved not to permit the vessel to land, and to seek a definition of the company's powers from the Board of Trade (118).
In October 1892 one of the piles of the pier was damaged by the steamer Seagull, owned by the Hastings, St Leoanrds and Eastbourne Steamboat Company, and a letter was received, forwarded by the Duke of Devonshire's agent, from the captain of the steamer Lynton, drawing attention to the insufficiency of the landing-stage. The directors replied that they wished to improve the stage to admit larger steamers, and requested a loan of £2000 from the duke to undertake the works (131).
Following a meeting with the engineer of the Hastings pier and H S Winser, the contractor for their new landing-stage, the company invited Robinson, who had designed the new stage at Hastings (and had worked on piers at Bournemouth and Plymouth) to prepare plans (137, 140).
The consent of the Board of Trade was obtained on 4 April 1893 and seven tenders, including this document, received. As a result of an error in the quantities, revised tenders were requested, and that of William Hocking (at £3053 8s 1d, the lowest) was accepted on 27 October 1893 (157, 167, 184).
Hocking withdrew on account of a rise in the price of timber, and the tender of A Thorne, who had just completed the extension, new landing-stage and pavilion at the Brighton West Pier, was accepted on 7 November 1893 (184). A list of applicants for the share and second mortgage debenture appear in the minute-book (200) and the works were certified complete on 3 August 1894 (229).
The tender was to be returned to the Pier Company's secretary J H Campion Coles, Claremont Chambers, Eastbourne, and it seems likely that this document's source is the Eastbourne firm of Coles and James, solicitors, for whose archive see ACC 480, 481, 984, 989, 1099, 1354, 5788, 5845, 5972 and 6011.

Deeds of The Red Cottage, Fletching Common, Fletching (ESX68736)  AMS6502  [1805]-1981

Source of acquisition: Documents given 30 March 1999 (ACC 7865)


Deeds of The Red Cottage, Fletching Common, Fletching (ESX68736)  AMS6502/1  [1805]-1981

Contents:
The Red Cottage was originally a barn, and converted into a dwelling between 1896 and 1907 (2).
The site was originally held as three copyhold tenements of the manor of Netherhall by quitrents of 4s 6d, 6d and 6d, the third reduced to 2d by apportionment in 1805 and the first to 2s 6d in 1866 (1). Before the partitions, the tenements were described as:
1 cottage, little barn, garden, orchard and four little pieces of land (4½a) on Fletching Common, late Weston, before Weller, before Jupp, before Newman and Buckwell, quitrent 4s 6d
2 a little parcel of land on the E side of the said cottage (1a 1r) at Fletching Common, late Weston, before Weller, before Jupp, before Newman and Buckwell, quitrent 6d
3 1a 1r on the S and lower part of the said cottage, late Weston, before Weller, before Jupp, before Buckwell and Maundy, quitrent 6d.
It can be assumed that the property in the ownership of James Coleman, the manorial tenant, shown on the Fletching tithe map (TD 145) of 1840 and shown by a red line on the map below, is the equivalent of these three tenements. Parts of this narrative have been supplemented by the records of the manor of Netherhall (AMS2679, 2681, 2689-2702, 2704-2705), which are however so defective that it has proved impossible either to trace the early history of the property with confidence or to trace the boundaries of its constituent manorial tenements.
On 10 September 1825 John Sidney Brown, [who had been admitted on his father's death in 1807], surrendered the three tenements (the third reduced by partition to two rods at a quitrent of 2d by the sale of the remainder to Thomas Webb of Fletching, weaver, in 1805), to James Coleman of Fletching, carrier. The same day he mortgaged the property to the Rev Thomas Baden Powell of Newick, clerk, for £250 (1).
On 1 November 1866 Coleman, then out of business, sold part of the first tenement, the second tenement and the remainder of the third tenement to William Kenward of Fletching, formerly of Newick, farmer, for £480. Coleman retained a piece of land (2a 3r 35p), shown on the map above, [to which his son George Coleman was admitted on his death in 1867 and sold to the Searles estate in 1873: SRL 2/20]. The quitrent for the Red Cottage holding was reduced from 4s 6d to 2s 6d. On 2 November 1866 Thomas Baden Powell gave a receipt for the principal of the 1825 mortgage (1).
William Kenward, gent, died at Fletching Common on 25 October 1902. His will of 8 September 1896, proved by his daughter Ellen Eliza Kenward and Robert Kenward of Barkham Farm in Fletching on 12 January 1903, bequeathed his property to his daughter, subject to an annuity to his widow Mary Ann Kenward (d 20 September 1911). The property at Fletching Common was described as:
two messuages, one in three dwellings, a barn, oast-house, lodges, buildings and seven acres near Fletching Common, copyhold of the manor of Netherhall.
When Miss Kenward was admitted before the steward Charles Dawson on 10 May 1907, the first tenement was described as two cottages, one formerly a little barn (2). Miss Kenward enfranchised the copyhold on 29 December 1921 and sold The Red Cottage for £600 to Ethel Dalton of 1 St Katherines Precincts, Regents Park, spinster, on 16 January 1922 (2, 3). Ethel Dalton of The Red Cottage died at St Georges Retreat, Ditchling on 23 May 1953. Her will of 27 February 1950 was proved by her sister Muriel Edith Dalton of 412 Beatty House, Dolphin Square, London and brother Eric Neale Dalton of Coombers Leigh near Reigate on 8 August 1953 (7).
Property to the south of The Red Cottage was sold to Ebenezer John Markwick of Summerheath, Haywards Heath, surveyor on 25 October 1924; on 3 November he sold Cheriton (shown in green on the map above) for £925 to Herbert Merry of Tremains Farm in Horsted Keynes, farmer. On 12 August 1935 Merry, then of Suda, Sea Road, Winchelsea, sold Cheriton for £850 to the occupier James Smith Biggs, who sold on immediately for £975 to Constance Gertrude Blake, wife of Montague Henry Blake of Bretton, The Park, Rottingdean. Mrs Blake sold the property to Thomas Barclay Odell Kerr of White Knights, Newick, gent for £1550 on 22 May 1942 (4-6).
On 22 June 1954 Miss Dalton's executors agreed to sell The Red Cottage for £2700 to James Wilkie of April Cottage, Wilmington (7). On 29 June they granted Thomas Barclay Odell Kerr rights of drainage over The Red House for the benefit of his property The Oast Cottage which lay to its east (3). Wilkie mortgaged the property for £1500 on 16 July 1954 and discharged the mortgage on 24 September 1969. He sold for £70,000 to Pamela Bravery of 99 Upper North Street, Brighton on 28 September 1981 (8-10).

Archive of the Phoenix Group of Artists, Brighton, formerly the Sussex Women's Art Club  AMS6503  1927-1994

Source of acquisition: Records deposited on 23 March 1999 and 14 February 2000 (ACC 7862)


Administrative history:
The Sussex Women's Art Club was founded by a group of professional women artists in 1906 because the existing Brighton Arts Club did not admit women as members. They rented a Club Room at the Norfolk Studios and held joint annual exhibitions at various galleries in Brighton and Hove and elsewhere in the county. Fire broke out at the Studios at the end of May 1926 damaging the Club Room and its contents including works of art. No records survive for the Group before this date.
In September 1934 the lease of the Club Room at the Norfolk Studios was not available for renewal and Brighton Arts Club allowed the Sussex Women's Art Club to rent their Club Room at 19 West Street, Brighton. Meetings continued to be held in West Street until the tenancy of the Club Room was given up in September 1959. In 1960 the men's club was disbanded and the Sussex Women's Art Club was reformed as the New Sussex Art Club open to both men and women. Members were admitted on submission of examples of their work and a majority vote of the committee. The Club aimed to maintain as high a standard as possible and mounted at least one exhibition each year at a variety of venues. In April 1963 the name of the Club was changed to the Phoenix Group to avoid possible confusion with other clubs using the word Sussex in their title.
By 1980 the Group had between 40 and 50 members, both professional and amateur, including a number of prominent figures. Charles Knight RWS ROI, vice-principal of Brighton College of Art, vice-president of the Water Colour Society and a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, became the President of the Phoenix Group in 1975 on the retirement of Dorothy Coke, who had been the President since 1965. He continued in office until his death in 1991, when John Skelton MBE FRSB FRSA was invited to take up the post. The Phoenix Group was finally disbanded in 1994.
Ronald Horton (1902-1981), associate of the Royal College of Art and lecturer at Brighton College of Arts and Crafts, joined the Phoenix Group in 1969 and remained a member until his death in 1981. A retrospective exhibition of his life and work was held by Brighton Polytechnic in 1982. For the archive of Ronald Horton, 1849-c1980, see AMS 6375; for the archive of his brother, Percy Horton MA RBA ARCA (1897-1970), painter and Ruskin Master of Drawing, University of Oxford, 1949-1964, see ACC 7828.

Contents:
Contents
1 Council meeting minutes and agendas, 1934-1990
2 AGM minutes and agendas, 1927-1993
3 Sussex Women's Art Club annual reports and statements of accounts, 1926-1936
4 The Phoenix Group statements of accounts, 1975-1993
5 Rules, 1960-1987
6 Lists of members, 1985-1993
7 Visitors' books, 1960-1990
8 Stewards' and sales records, 1986-1993
9 New Sussex Art Club Exhibitions, 1960
10 Phoenix Group Exhibitions, 1968-1994
11 Other exhibitions, 1987-1989
12 Publicity artwork, 1986-1992
13 Papers of Mrs C B Parks Bradbury, circa 1968
14 Papers of Molly Harvey, 1972
15 Papers of Enid Radford, 1980-1990
16 Papers of Patrick McCloskey, 1963

Council meeting minutes and agenda  AMS6503/1  1934-1990

Council meeting minutes  AMS6503/1/1  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: missing on transfer

Council meeting minutes  AMS6503/1/2  Mar 1934-Mar 1962

Contents:
Sussex Women's Art Club, Mar 1934 - Nov 1959; New Sussex Art Club from Apr 1960

Council meeting minutes  AMS6503/1/3  Apr 1962-Oct 1990

Contents:
New Sussex Art Club, Apr 1962 - Apr 1963; Phoenix Group from Sep 1963

Council meeting agenda book  AMS6503/1/4  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: missing on transfer

Council meeting agenda book  AMS6503/1/5  Nov 1978-Jul 1984

AGM minutes and agendas  AMS6503/2  1927-1993

AGM minutes  AMS6503/2/1  1906-1927

Conditions of access: missing on transfer

AGM minutes  AMS6503/2/2  Apr 1927-Apr 1974

Contents:
Sussex Women's Art Club, Apr 1927 - Jan 1960; New Sussex Art Club, Apr 1960 - Apr 1963; Phoenix Group from Apr 1964

AGM minutes  AMS6503/2/3  Apr 1975-Oct 1993

Contents:
Phoenix Group

AGM agendas  AMS6503/2/4  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: missing on transfer

AGM agendas  AMS6503/2/5  1977-1987

Contents:
1977-1978, 1980-1983, 1985-1987

The Sussex Women's Art Club annual reports and statements of accounts  AMS6503/3  1926-1936

The Sussex Women's Art Club annual reports and statements of accounts  AMS6503/3/1  1926-1936

The Phoenix Group annual statements of accounts  AMS6503/4/1  1975-1993

Contents:
1975-1988, 1990, 1993

The Phoenix Group annual statements of accounts  AMS6503/4/1  1975-1993

Rules  AMS6503/5  1960-1987

Rules of the New Sussex Art Club  AMS6503/5/1  Apr 1960

Rules of the New Sussex Art Club  AMS6503/5/2  Dec 1962

Contents:
Rules of Apr 1960, marked up to show proposed changes

Rules of the Phoenix Group  AMS6503/5/3  Jun 1978

Rules of the Phoenix Group  AMS6503/5/4  Jun 1987

Lists of members  AMS6503/6  1985-1993

List of members  AMS6503/6/1  Aug 1985

Contents:
with amendments to Jul 1987

List of members  AMS6503/6/2  Jul 1987

List of members  AMS6503/6/3  c1990-1993

List of members  AMS6503/6/4  c1992

Visitors' books  AMS6503/7  1960-1990

Visitors' book for exhibitions and events  AMS6503/7/1  1960-1988

Contents:
For Jul 1960 - Nov 1963; 1987-1988; includes newspaper cuttings on the formation of the New Sussex Art Club in 1960 and the Phoenix Group in 1963 and their exhibitions, 1960-1963

Visitors' book  AMS6503/7/2  Oct 1973-Sep 1990

Stewards' and sales records  AMS6503/8  1986-1993

Notebook of instructions to exhibition stewards and sales book for various venues  AMS6503/8/1  1986-1990

Contents:
With details of paintings sold and stewards' comments and notes made during the exhibition

Invoice book recording paintings sold with prices and purchasers  AMS6503/8/2  Aug 1990-Sep 1993

Contents:
Includes notes for stewards

New Sussex Art Club Exhibitions  AMS6503/9  1960

Invitation to the private view of the inaugural exhibition of work by the New Sussex Art Club at the Ditchling Gallery, 8 Jul 1960; with newspaper cuttings from The Mid-Sussex Times, 13 Jul 1960, the Sussex Express and County Herald, 15 Jul 1960, and the Worthing Herald, 15 Jul 1960  AMS6503/9/1  1960

Phoenix Group Exhibitions  AMS6503/10  1968-1994

3-24 Aug 1968 at the County Town Gallery, Lewes  AMS6503/10/1  1968

Contents:
newspaper cutting from the Sussex Express and County Herald, 9 Aug 1968

24 Apr - 20 May 1969 at Langfords Hotel, Third Avenue, Hove  AMS6503/10/2  1969

Contents:
list of paintings giving artist, title, price and annotated to show sales; 24 Apr - 20 May 1969

21 Mar - 11 Apr 1970 at the County Art Centre, De Montfort Road, Lewes  AMS6503/10/3  1970

Contents:
list of paintings giving artist, title, artistic medium and price

6-27 Oct 1973 at the Gentle Gallery, Steyning  AMS6503/10/4  1973

Contents:
newspaper cuttings from the Herald, 12 Oct 1973, and the West Sussex Gazette and South of England Advertiser, 18 Oct 1973

1-30 Apr 1975 at Hove Museum of Art  AMS6503/10/5  1974

Contents:
list of paintings giving artist, title, artistic medium and price, annotated on reverse with brief biographical details of Charles Knight RWS ROI, former vice-principal of Brighton College of Art and president of the Phoenix Group; private view invitation; newspaper cutting from the Brighton and Hove Gazette, 12 Apr 1975

16 Oct - 14 Nov 1976 at The Grange, Rottingdean  AMS6503/10/6  1976

Contents:
private view invitation

4 Apr - 1 May 1979 at Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove  AMS6503/10/7  1979

Contents:
poster; admission invitation

24 Sep - 13 Oct 1979 at the Old Market Arts Centre, Upper Market Street, Hove  AMS6503/10/8  1979

Contents:
list of paintings giving artist, title and price; private view invitation

5-29 May 1981 at the Old Market Arts Centre, Upper Market Street, Hove  AMS6503/10/9  1981

Contents:
list of paintings giving artist, title and price; private view invitation; poster; letters sent out to members concerning the exhibition and arrangements, with references to other events including the AGM on 19 May 1982, the exhibition at the Grange, Rottingdean, 21 Aug - Oct 1982 and the death of Phoenix Group member, Elizabeth Hinde

21 Aug - 17 Oct 1982 at The Grange, Rottingdean  AMS6503/10/10  1982

Contents:
private view invitation; photocopy of newspaper cutting; floor plan of exhibition gallery; 11 black and white photographs of the exhibition; letter from Alison Packer, exhibitions officer, Brighton Art Gallery and Museums offering The Grange as a venue, Apr 1981

1 Nov - 19 Dec 1983 at Hove Museum of Art, 19 New Church Road, Hove  AMS6503/10/11  1983

Contents:
private view invitation

16-28 Jul 1984 at the River Gallery, Arun Art Centre, Arundel  AMS6503/10/12  1984

Contents:
admission invitation

10 Aug - 8 Sep 1985 at The Grange, Rottingdean  AMS6503/10/13  1985

Contents:
poster; leaflet on The Grange

21 Jun - 5 Jul 1986 at Hammes Farm, Washington Road, Steyning:  AMS6503/10/14  1986

Contents:
list of paintings giving artist, title, artistic medium and price; poster; details of the private view with draft stewarding rota

21 Oct - 15 Nov 1986 at Hove Museum and Art Gallery  AMS6503/10/15  1986

Contents:
list of paintings giving artist, title, artistic medium and price; poster; correspondence concerning the exhibition and arrangements, Jun-Sep 1986

19 Sep - 3 Oct 1987 at the Little Gallery and Bookshop, 32A High Street, Arundel  AMS6503/10/16  1987

Contents:
private view invitation; poster; correspondence and papers, Mar-Oct 1987

8-22 Oct 1988 at the Burstow Gallery, Brighton College  AMS6503/10/17  1988

Contents:
poster; photocopies of pages from Burstow Gallery visitors' book, Oct 1988; list of 35 members submitting paintings with entry slips giving name, title, artistic medium and price

Sep 1989 at The Garden Room Cafe Gallery, Station Street, Lewes  AMS6503/10/18  1989

Contents:
private view invitation

29 Aug - 6 Sep 1992 at St Michael's Church Hall, Lewes  AMS6503/10/19  1992

Contents:
list of arrangements and details for members compiled by Patrick McCloskey, honorary secretary

6-18 Sep 1993 at The Artists Gallery, 34 Upper North Street, Brighton  AMS6503/10/20  1993

Contents:
list of arrangements and details for members compiled by Patrick McCloskey, honorary secretary

2-26 Jul 1994 at The Grange, Rottingdean  AMS6503/10/21  1994

Contents:
list of paintings giving artist, title, and price; draft list of arrangements and draft advertisement

7 Sep [?1994] at Paddock Studios, Paddock Lane, Lewes:  AMS6503/10/22  1994?

Contents:
private view invitation

Other Exhibitions  AMS6503/11  1987-1989

Contents:
Members of the Phoenix Group were often invited to submit paintings to Brighton Festival exhibitions and other events

List of 26 paintings submitted for an exhibition at the Church of The Good Shepherd, Dyke Road, Hove, on 2 May 1987 as part of Brighton Festival, giving artist, title, artistic medium, price and sales  AMS6503/11/1  1987

Correspondence and papers concerning the exhibition of paintings by members of the Phoenix Group at the Corn Exchange Annual Exhibition, as part of Brighton Festival, 2-23 May 1987  AMS6503/11/2  Oct 1986-Apr 1987

Correspondence and papers concerning the exhibition of paintings by members of the Phoenix Group at the Corn Exchange Annual Exhibition, as part of Brighton Festival, May 1988  AMS6503/11/3  Jul-Nov 1987

Correspondence, minutes and papers concerning the proposed New Sussex Artists and Photographers Exhibition at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery in Feb 1989  AMS6503/11/4  Mar-Aug 1988

Publicity artwork  AMS6503/12  1986-1992

Hand-painted display board advertising The Phoenix Group of Artists, Charles Knight RWS ROI, president, 1975-1991, Sheila Marlborough, honorary secretary, 1986-1987  AMS6503/12/1  c1986

Hand-painted display board requesting votes for the Radford Award  AMS6503/12/2  c1986

Administrative history:
The Radford Award set up in 1985 by Enid Radford on her retirement as honorary secretary; it was won in this year by Barbara Cubbage at the annual exhibition at the Grange, Rottingdean, and by Hagop Kasparian in 1986 following the exhibition at Hammes Farm in Steyning

Information sheets on the Phoenix Group giving details of its history and current officers  AMS6503/12/3  1986

Information sheets on the Phoenix Group giving details of its history and current officers  AMS6503/12/4  1987

Information sheets on the Phoenix Group giving details of its history and current officers  AMS6503/12/5  c1992

Papers of Mrs C B Parks Bradbury  AMS6503/13  [n.d.]

Conditions of access: Mrs Parks Bradbury was honorary secretary from 1968-1970; Doris Spencer was assistant secretary, 1964-1966, acting honorary secretary, 1967-1968

Letter from Doris Spencer, 12 Preston Park Avenue, Brighton, to Mrs C B Parks Bradbury, 69 Valley Drive, Brighton, concerning invitations to exhibitors at the Brighton Art Gallery to join the Phoenix Group, with draft standard letter  AMS6503/13/1  c1968

Correspondence and papers of Molly Harvey concerning Norma Weller's proposals for the Group  AMS6503/14  1972

Administrative history:
Molly Harvey was the honorary secretary of the Phoenix Group from 1972-1976. In 1972 Norma Weller of 3 Albany Mews, Fourth Avenue, Hove, a lecturer in Fine Art at Brighton Polytechnic and a member of the Phoenix Group, proposed a radical reorganisation of the Group to raise the standard of work, to encompass a wider range of modern and contemporary art forms, and to change the name to the Phoenix Society, The proposals were circulated to all members and debated at the Committee meeting on 10 November 1972 and at the AGM on 15 April 1973, where they were defeated

Letter from Norma Weller to Molly Harvey, honorary secretary,with enclosures  AMS6503/14/1  1972

Contents:
Enclosures:
Letter to members from Norma Weller concerning the future of the Phoenix Group and proposing changes in the aims and activities of the Group, annotated by Molly Harvey for circulation to members [for an edited version of this letter, which was sent to all members on 19 Mar 1973, see the minutes of the AGM, 15 Apr 1973, (2/2 above)];
Norma Weller's proposals for the Phoenix Society including purpose, aims, activities, publicity, exhibitions, membership
Copy of proposed letter by Norma C Weller to the director of Brighton Museum and Art Gallery concerning her proposed changes for the Phoenix Group and requesting his support with the provision of a permanent exhibition space in the Museum

Enid Radford's correspondence and papers  AMS6503/15  1980-1990

Administrative history:
Enid Radford was honorary secretary of the Phoenix Group from 1977-1985

Letter from Ronald Horton, 47 Brangwyn Drive, Brighton, to Enid Radford, 42 Friar Road, Brighton, giving his apologies for not attending the exhibition at The Grange, Rottingdean, due to illness and referring to the side-effects of his radiation treatment,  AMS6503/15/1  24 Sep 1980

Letter from Margaret Horton, 47 Brangwyn Drive, Withdean, Brighton, to Enid Radford, 42 Friar Road, Brighton, concerning the proposed exhibition of her husband's work, as artist and educator, at the Polytechnic Gallery and subsequent inability to loan works for the Phoenix Group's May exhibition; includes reference to Enid Radford's initial attendance at and Ron's memory of the first short courses for teachers  AMS6503/15/2  17 Apr 1981

Leaflet produced for the exhibition of the work of Ronald Horton (1902-1981) at Brighton Polytechnic Gallery, 19 Mar - Apr 1982; includes catalogue of paintings on display, biographical details and a tribute by Raymond Watkinson  AMS6503/15/3  1982

Correspondence with P B Tillard, co-ordinator, Brighton Festival Fringe, concerning the possible exhibition by the Phoenix Group at the Festival,  AMS6503/15/4  Sep-Oct 1980

Contents:
includes information on the history of the Group

Letter from M W Knight, Linshiels, Upperfield, Midhurst, West Sussex, to Enid Radford, 42 Friary Road, Brighton, requesting information about the Phoenix Group  AMS6503/15/5  17 Apr 1990

Papers of Patrick McCloskey  AMS6503/16  1963

Administrative history:
Patrick McCloskey was the last honorary secretary of the Phoenix Art Group when it was disbanded in 1994

Letter from Ronald Horton, Department of Teacher Training, Brighton College of Art and Crafts, Grand Parade, Brighton, to Patrick McCloskey, teacher  AMS6503/16/1  18 Sep 1963

Contents:
concerning the demolition of the old College buildings, the departmental move into the old St John's Infants School building, the difficulties of the move, the effect on the number of pupils and the delay in the children's classes

Papers of the Ashdown Forest Commoners' Committee  AMS6504  1965-1975

Source of acquisition: Records given on 15 April 1999 (ACC 7876)


Contents:
These papers relate to the opposition of the Commoners' Committee to East Sussex County Council's promotion of the Ashdown Forest Bill in the House of Lords in 1973.
The commoners objected to the proposal to give a majority on the Board of Conservators to ESCC, to permit the lord of the manor of Duddleswell to exchange land, to permit the conservators to deal in land, undertake arboriculture and timber-sales and grant licences.
The committee petitioned against the bill, which was debated in the Commons on 23 October 1973 and was not carried over to the new session. To the disgust of the Commoners' Committee, the authority re-promoted the bill the following year and succeeded in negotiating the withdrawal of the Commoners' opposition.
The following year, there was a proposal to re-constitute the Ashdown Forest Commoners' Committee.
These documents are not the substantive archive of the committee, but were a selection given to a boy undertaking a school project by the widow of a former member of the committee in about 1975.
Copies only have been retained of those papers not written on a permanent medium.

Statutory declaration of Henry Frederick Kirby of Fords Green, Nutley, reeve of the manors of Duddleswell, Muncklow, Buckhurst, Collinghurst, Blackham and Broome since 1 Jan 1961, concerning the collection of payments for licences in respect of pieces of waste in Ashdown Forest numbered 1-17; map of waste number 12 at Chuck Hatch in Hartfield  AMS6504/1  15 Mar 1965

Minutes of evidence taken before the House of Commons committee on the Ashdown Forest Bill; statement by counsel for the promoters and the evidence of Jack Atkinson (clerk, ESCC)  AMS6504/2  17 Jul 1973

Circular letter from M[ichael] G Hall, The Birches, Colemans Hatch, chairman of the Ashdown Forest Commoners' Committee, reporting on the progress of their opposition to the Ashdown Forest Bill, and including a list of the members of the committee; addressed to Mrs E L Walker, with a receipt for £10 paid to the Commoners' Fund  AMS6504/3  Aug 1973

Ashdown Forest Bill as amended in committee; endorsed: received 19 Oct 1973  AMS6504/4  1973

Circular letter as 3 above, announcing the defeat of the Bill, future action and listing the main reasons for opposition to the Bill  AMS6504/5  7 Nov 1973

Circular letter from ESCC to the petitioners against the Bill announcing its re-promotion and responding to the individual paragraphs in the petition  AMS6504/6  7 Dec 1973

Circular letter of the Committee setting out the reasons for their opposition to the revived Bill  AMS6504/7  11 Jan 1974

Extract from Hansard reporting the moving of the second reading of the Bill by Geoffrey Johnson-Smith (East Grinstead), and the division in favour  AMS6504/8  26 Mar 1974

Copy letter from Michael G Hall and R J Glover to the chairman of the ESCC Coast and Countryside Committee (David Green), setting out the details of the amendments necessary for the withdrawal by the Commoners' Committee of its opposition to the Bill  AMS6504/9  24 May 1974

Circular letter from M[ichael] G Hall, Colemans Hatch and G J Mountain, Twyford Farm, Horsted Keynes, to the commoners, suggesting that the Commoners' Committee should remain in existence and with attached proposed constitution including a list of objectives  AMS6504/10  Feb 1975

Deeds of 14 St Peters Place, Lewes  AMS6505  [1867]-1950

Source of acquisition: Records deposited on 11 March 1999 (ACC 7853)


Administrative history:
129-133 High Street and St Peters Place in 1873, before the demolition of the two northermost houses blue: approximate extent of the land bought from Joseph Lipscombe in 1866 EAST SUSSEX RECORD OFFICE AMS 6505 Deeds of 14 St Peters Place, Lewes, [1867]-1950 As to the whole of St Peters Place The abstracts of title provided in 1928 on the sale of St Peters Place by the Abergavenny estate assumed that the entire property had formed part of the estate in 1555, when the attainder of Sir Edward Nevill, pronounced on 4 October 1538, had been reversed by act of parliament (1). By a lease of 23 August 1867, William Nevill, 4th earl of Abergavenny granted a 99-year term in the site of St Peters Place (plan) to his heir William Nevill at a rent of £25. The lease contained a power to demolish any buildings on the site and to erect 25 messuages or cottages at a minimum cost of £4000. On 20 September 1867 Nevill borrowed £5000 at 4½% from John Hillman and Alfred Hillman of Lewes, gents, and charged an insurance policy of £5000 on his life of 19 July 1867. The loan was discharged on 25 August 1877 (2). Five new houses were built on the High Street frontage and a road of 18 houses, called St Peters Place, was built behind them (ABE 29/1). The 4th earl died on 17 August 1868 and was succeeded by his second son William Nevill, the 5th earl, who in 1848 had married Caroline, daughter of John Vauden Bempole [recte van den Bempde] Johnstone, bt, and who was created Marquess of Abergavenny on 9 August 1878. By an order of the Master in Lunacy of 11 August 1898, the custody of the marquess's eldest son, Reginald William Bransby Nevill, the Earl of Lewes, was committed to his brother Lord Henry Nevill (1). By his will of 13 August 1915, lord Abergavenny bequeathed his estate to his sons Lord Henry Nevill and Lord George Nevill. The marquess died at Eridge Castle on 12 December 1915 and by an order of chancery of 1 May 1917 his son-in-law Charles Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy (died 17 February 1919) and Lord Richard Nevill were appointed trustees of the settled estate; Gathorne-Hardy was replaced by John Charles [Pratt] Marquess Camden on 25 November 1919 (1). The brothers agreed on a partition of the estate but no deed was executed before Lord George's death on 10 August 1920. The houses in St Peters Place were among the estate vested in Lord Henry Nevill on 19 November 1921 (2); Lord George's widow took the five houses on the High Street (ABE 29/1). Reginald William Bransby, Lord Abergavenny died intestate on 13 October 1927 and was succeeded by his brother, Lord Henry. By an assent of 30 May 1928 the representatives of the 2nd marquess vested the estate, including 18 houses in St Peters Place, in the 3rd marquess Henry Gilbert Ralph Nevill (1). On 15 June 1928 Lord Abergavenny sold the 18 houses for £2200 to Arthur Ebenezer Rugg of Warecliff, The Avenue, Lewes, esq (3) and the five houses on the High Street to Robert Dine for £175 (ABE 29/1, 17/11). Arthur Rugg was the secretary of the Lewes Building Society and it seems likely that he purchased with a view to immediate resale to the sitting tenants. [At its meeting on 26 June 1928 the board of the Society granted mortgages to five purchasers of property in St Peters Place: SBS 3/1/7]. EAST SUSSEX RECORD OFFICE AMS 6505 Deeds of 14 St Peters Place, Lewes, [1867]-1950 As to 14 St Peters Place On 10 July 1928 Rugg sold 14 St Peters Place for £250 to the occupiers, William Henry Jeffery, club steward, and Affee Elizabeth Jeffery, spinster, who borrowed £200 from the Lewes Building Society. On 22 August 1938 the Jefferys conveyed the property to Albert Frank Jeffery of 14 St Peters Place, fencer, who paid off the mortgage on 22 January 1943 (4-8). On 28 August 1950 Albert Frank Jeffery of Number 3 Holding, Kingston near Lewes, smallholder, sold the property for £750 to Nora Frances Payne of 124 Framfield Road, Uckfield, widow (9).

Deeds of 14 St Peters Place, Lewes  AMS6505/1  [1867]-1950

Source of acquisition: Records deposited on 11 March 1999 (ACC 7853)


Administrative history:
St Peters Place was built in 1867 by the Abergavenny estate on land behind 129-133 High Street, which were also rebuilt at the same time; the houses were sold in 1928. The history of the site between 1810 and 1928 can be established from the estate's file, now ABE 29/1.
The estate's motives for the development were plain. The Conservatives had narrowly lost the 1865 election in the borough and the second Reform Act of 1868 had greatly increased the franchise. As the agent William Delves wrote to the marquess's solicitor Inigo Gell on 1 June 1866, 'it might be worth while to buy if he still thinks 40 or 50 votes worth creating in Lewes. This is entirely the question, otherwise it is not property for a Nobleman to buy or desire to own.' But the opportunity offered by the legislation of 1868 was soon rendered nugatory by Parliament; the introduction of a secret ballot in 1872 allowed the newly-qualified electors of St Peters Place to vote according to their consciences rather than the wishes of their landlord. For an analysis of Lewes politics in 1865 and 1868 see C E Brent, 'The immediate impact of the second Reform Act on a southern county town: voting patterns at Lewes Borough in 1865 and 1868' in Southern History 2 (1980), 129-177.
The Abergavenny estate anciently held a block of land on the north side of the High Stret in the parish of Lewes St Anne, which had probably fallen to the family when the demesne of the barony of Lewes was partitioned in 1440. From 1810 it had been occupied by Joseph Maxfield whose lease seems to have been renewed in 1852. The property, which was subject to a rent of 18s 4d to St Annes Charities, then consisted of four houses, a grocer's shop, and a carpenter's shop and yard; a detailed schedule, naming the occupiers, appears on the file. Joseph Maxfield, formerly of the Gloucester Hotel in Brighton, was dead by February 1866 and the lease expired on 25 March.
By May 1866 proposals were well advanced for the erection of 20 or 30 houses on the land, with the possibility of more if the neighbouring house, slaughterhouse and land of the butcher Joseph Andrew Lipscombe could also be acquired. Lipscombe, a prominent conservative and chairman of the Borough Bonfire Society in 1866 (Brent), accepted £500 for his property on 3 July 1866. The file contains a list of deeds of the property (Comber-Diggens-Puckle-Lintott-Mannington-Lipscombe) from 1798, and receipts of rent from the eleven tenants of Lipscombe's property up to 24 June 1867; the houses were presumably demolished shortly after.
Plans were prepared by Charles Edwards of Rotherfield, builder. On 2 June 1867 Lord William Nevill contracted with Joseph Davey of Lewes, builder, for the erection of 10 houses and with Charles Simmonds of Lewes, builder, for 13. On 13 June 1868 Davey was engaged to build two houses and shops on the High Street frontage. The whole development cost £5400.
By September 1870 subsidence was visible in the houses at the north end of the street and in December 1874 Samuel Richardson recommended the demolition of the two end houses, which was carried out.
The estate file contains details of the valuation of the houses for duty on land value under the 1910 Finance (1909-1910) Act in 1913; at that date 14 St Peters Place was already occupied by William Henry Jeffery. Also present are valuations, proposals to repair the property and finally papers concerning the negotiations for sale in 1928.
As to the whole of St Peters Place
The abstracts of title provided in 1928 on the sale of St Peters Place by the Abergavenny estate assumed that the entire property had formed part of the estate in 1555, when the attainder of Sir Edward Nevill, pronounced on 4 October 1538, had been reversed by act of parliament (1).
By a lease of 23 August 1867, William Nevill, 4th earl of Abergavenny granted a 99-year term in the site of St Peters Place (plan) to his heir William Nevill at a rent of £25. The lease contained a power to demolish any buildings on the site and to erect 25 messuages or cottages at a minimum cost of £4000. On 20 September 1867 Nevill borrowed £5000 at 4½% from John Hillman and Alfred Hillman of Lewes, gents, and charged an insurance policy of £5000 on his life of 19 July 1867. The loan was discharged on 25 August 1877 (2). Five new houses were built on the High Street frontage and a road of 18 houses, called St Peters Place, was built behind them (ABE 29/1).
The 4th earl died on 17 August 1868 and was succeeded by his second son William Nevill, the 5th earl, who in 1848 had married Caroline, daughter of John Vauden Bempole [recte van den Bempde] Johnstone, bt, and who was created Marquess of Abergavenny on 9 August 1878. By an order of the Master in Lunacy of 11 August 1898, the custody of the marquess's eldest son, Reginald William Bransby Nevill, the Earl of Lewes, was committed to his brother Lord Henry Nevill (1).
By his will of 13 August 1915, lord Abergavenny bequeathed his estate to his sons Lord Henry Nevill and Lord George Nevill. The marquess died at Eridge Castle on 12 December 1915 and by an order of chancery of 1 May 1917 his son-in-law Charles Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy (died 17 February 1919) and Lord Richard Nevill were appointed trustees of the settled estate; Gathorne-Hardy was replaced by John Charles [Pratt] Marquess Camden on 25 November 1919 (1).
The brothers agreed on a partition of the estate but no deed was executed before Lord George's death on 10 August 1920. The houses in St Peters Place were among the estate vested in Lord Henry Nevill on 19 November 1921 (2); Lord George's widow took the five houses on the High Street (ABE 29/1).
Reginald William Bransby, Lord Abergavenny died intestate on 13 October 1927 and was succeeded by his brother, Lord Henry. By an assent of 30 May 1928 the representatives of the 2nd marquess vested the estate, including 18 houses in St Peters Place, in the 3rd marquess Henry Gilbert Ralph Nevill (1).
On 15 June 1928 Lord Abergavenny sold the 18 houses for £2200 to Arthur Ebenezer Rugg of Warecliff, The Avenue, Lewes, esq (3) and the five houses on the High Street to Robert Dine for £175 (ABE 29/1, 17/11). Arthur Rugg was the secretary of the Lewes Building Society and it seems likely that he purchased with a view to immediate resale to the sitting tenants. [At its meeting on 26 June 1928 the board of the Society granted mortgages to five purchasers of property in St Peters Place: SBS 3/1/7].
As to 14 St Peters Place
On 10 July 1928 Rugg sold 14 St Peters Place for £250 to the occupiers, William Henry Jeffery, club steward, and Affee Elizabeth Jeffery, spinster, who borrowed £200 from the Lewes Building Society. On 22 August 1938 the Jefferys conveyed the property to Albert Frank Jeffery of 14 St Peters Place, fencer, who paid off the mortgage on 22 January 1943 (4-8).
On 28 August 1950 Albert Frank Jeffery of Number 3 Holding, Kingston near Lewes, smallholder, sold the property for £750 to Nora Frances Payne of 124 Framfield Road, Uckfield, widow (9).
As to the whole of St Peters Place
The abstracts of title provided in 1928 on the sale of St Peters Place by the Abergavenny estate assumed that the entire property had formed part of the estate in 1555, when the attainder of Sir Edward Nevill, pronounced on 4 October 1538, had been reversed by act of parliament (1).
By a lease of 23 August 1867, William Nevill, 4th earl of Abergavenny granted a 99-year term in the site of St Peters Place (plan) to his heir William Nevill at a rent of £25. The lease contained a power to demolish any buildings on the site and to erect 25 messuages or cottages at a minimum cost of £4000. On 20 September 1867 Nevill borrowed £5000 at 4½% from John Hillman and Alfred Hillman of Lewes, gents, and charged an insurance policy of £5000 on his life of 19 July 1867. The loan was discharged on 25 August 1877 (2). Five new houses were built on the High Street frontage and a road of 18 houses, called St Peters Place, was built behind them (ABE 29/1).
The 4th earl died on 17 August 1868 and was succeeded by his second son William Nevill, the 5th earl, who in 1848 had married Caroline, daughter of John Vauden Bempole [recte van den Bempde] Johnstone, bt, and who was created Marquess of Abergavenny on 9 August 1878. By an order of the Master in Lunacy of 11 August 1898, the custody of the marquess's eldest son, Reginald William Bransby Nevill, the Earl of Lewes, was committed to his brother Lord Henry Nevill (1).
By his will of 13 August 1915, lord Abergavenny bequeathed his estate to his sons Lord Henry Nevill and Lord George Nevill. The marquess died at Eridge Castle on 12 December 1915 and by an order of chancery of 1 May 1917 his son-in-law Charles Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy (died 17 February 1919) and Lord Richard Nevill were appointed trustees of the settled estate; Gathorne-Hardy was replaced by John Charles [Pratt] Marquess Camden on 25 November 1919 (1).
The brothers agreed on a partition of the estate but no deed was executed before Lord George's death on 10 August 1920. The houses in St Peters Place were among the estate vested in Lord Henry Nevill on 19 November 1921 (2); Lord George's widow took the five houses on the High Street (ABE 29/1).
Reginald William Bransby, Lord Abergavenny died intestate on 13 October 1927 and was succeeded by his brother, Lord Henry. By an assent of 30 May 1928 the representatives of the 2nd marquess vested the estate, including 18 houses in St Peters Place, in the 3rd marquess Henry Gilbert Ralph Nevill (1).
On 15 June 1928 Lord Abergavenny sold the 18 houses for £2200 to Arthur Ebenezer Rugg of Warecliff, The Avenue, Lewes, esq (3) and the five houses on the High Street to Robert Dine for £175 (ABE 29/1, 17/11). Arthur Rugg was the secretary of the Lewes Building Society and it seems likely that he purchased with a view to immediate resale to the sitting tenants. [At its meeting on 26 June 1928 the board of the Society granted mortgages to five purchasers of property in St Peters Place: SBS 3/1/7].
On 10 July 1928 Rugg sold 14 St Peters Place for £250 to the occupiers, William Henry Jeffery, club steward, and Affee Elizabeth Jeffery, spinster, who borrowed £200 from the Lewes Building Society. On 22 August 1938 the Jefferys conveyed the property to Albert Frank Jeffery of 14 St Peters Place, fencer, who paid off the mortgage on 22 January 1943 (4-8).
On 28 August 1950 Albert Frank Jeffery of Number 3 Holding, Kingston near Lewes, smallholder, sold the property for £750 to Nora Frances Payne of 124 Framfield Road, Uckfield, widow (9).

Documents relating to the manor of Leigh in Iden and Beckley  AMS6506  c1617-1638

Source of acquisition: Documents given 24 April 1999 (ACC 7888)


Contents:
These documents were found among the records of Elwell and Co of Highworth near Swindon, solicitors, which were deposited at the Wiltshire Record Office (ACC 1033) in the 1950s; there is no further provenance.
For a descent of the manor, see Iden Tenement Analysis, P27/7, 37, 45 and 47; the particular (AMS6506/1) shows that a house was present on one of the holdings, probably Twisland (P27/37), which had disappeared by 1638.
Although undated, the particular can be dated to shortly after October 1617: 25 March 1617 is descibed as last past and 25 March 1618 as next ensuing in a lease of 21 October 1617.
At the date of the particular the manor of Leigh was owned by Thomas Peniston, bt, of Cornwell in Oxfordshire, who sold it to Richard Sackville, earl of Dorset, on 29 November 1617; the document should probably be seen as a draft prepared in connection with the sale (ASH L 1571). Demesne rents for the manors of Leigh, Rockland and Wartling are entered into the receiver's account for 1618-19; those for Leigh correspond with the information in the particular, except that the land formerly held by Moses Maudsley had been let to Simon Cooper. The rents are entered as received but the entries themselves deleted, suggesting that the sale to Elizabeth, widow of Sir William Craven (lord mayor of London 1610-1611), took place late in 1619 or in 1620 (ADA 45, p90). Leigh is to be found in Elizabeth Craven's hands in January 1621 (ASH L 1570).
The estate passed to William Craven, Lord Craven, on the death of his younger brother Thomas in 1637 and seems to have been sold immediately. Sir Thomas and Sir John Culpepper, from whom the purchase-money was received (2 below), do not feature in the descent of the property which by 1638 was in the hands of Sir George Whitmore, a former lord mayor of London (for whom see DNB). It is possible that they were acting as his agents.
Elwell and Co absorbed the firm of Crowdy and Rose of Faringdon in Berkshire, who may have acted for either the Penistons or for the Craven family of Hampsted Marshall in Berkshire. If the receipt can be seen as a duplicate, then the Cravens seem more likely clients.

Draft particular of the manor of Leigh in Iden and Beckley naming tenant, term and duration of lease, field-names and acreages and rent; details of the number of years' growth in 131a 1r 12p of demesne woodland  AMS6506/1  [Oct 1617]

Contents:
John Gossip of Iden, yeoman: capital messuage, 94¼a upland and 21a marshland; five years from 25 Mar 1617 at £83, 21 Oct 1616 John Gossip: Richards Wood (10a), lately stacked to be converted to pasture; five years at £4 10s, 30 Apr 1617 Simon Cooper of Rye, yeoman: messuage, 72½a upland and 102a 3r 0p marsh; five years from 25 Mar 1618 at £150, 21 Oct 1617 Simon Cooper: the fishing of a great pond by the Thirty Acres; five years at £2, 1 May 1617 John Austen and William Cheesman of Iden, husbandmen: 21a upland, 52a marsh and meadow; five years from 25 Mar 1618 at £72, 21 Oct 1617 Moses Maudslie of Iden, yeoman, deceased [buried at Iden 6 Feb 1616: PAR 402 1/1/1]: 52a marsh at £40 [in hand and will be let at the same rent] Thomas Holman of Beckley, yeoman: 27a upland and 52a marsh called Barngrange in Beckley; seven years from 25 Mar 1617 at £40, 22 Oct 1616 quitrents of the manor 43s details of wood in coppices on 131a 1r 12p list of the acreages of marsh, brooks meadow, upland meadow, arable, pasture and wood

Receipt for £4033, the purchase-money of the manor of Leigh, the woods at Leigh and the farm of Barn Grange, and for £47 for six months' rent of land due 25 Mar 1637; William Gibson for [William Craven] Lord Craven to Thomas Culpeper, kt, and John Culpeper, kt  AMS6506/2  10 May 1638

LAUGHTON PARISH PAPERS  AMS6507  1698-1885

Source of acquisition: Documents given 11 February 1999 (ACC 7839)



Related information: For the Laughton parish archive, see PAR 409.

Contents:
Table of contents
Introduction
AMS6507/1 Churchwardens
AMS6507/1/1 Vouchers to account, 1732-c1830
AMS6507/1/2 Rates and accounts, 1826-1832
AMS6507/2 Schools
AMS6507/2/1 Accounts, 1873-1885
AMS6507/3 Constables
AMS6507/3/1 Vouchers to account, 1728, 1760, 1860
AMS6507/4 Overseers
AMS6507/4/1 Rating, 1847-1874
AMS6507/4/2 Taxes, 1855
AMS6507/4/3 Vouchers to account, 1733-1860
AMS6507/4/4 Settlement papers, 1737-1860
AMS6507/4/5 Apprenticeship, 1698-1700
AMS6507/4/6 Other papers, 1699-1788
AMS6507/5 Surveyors
AMS6507/5/1 Rates, accounts and vouchers to account, 1804-1814
Introduction
These papers were found at the old vicarage at Laughton, and it seems likely that they were removed from the parish archive by the Rev W A Pearson in the course of research for his book The Village of "The Buckle" - Laughton, which appeared in 1931. Several of the documents are referred to in the publication, and some are annotated in pencil in a 20th-century hand.
The documents have been grouped under the parish officers who produced them, and listed in the order used for records produced by the same officers in the classification scheme used for parish records.

Churchwardens  AMS6507/1  [n.d.]

Vouchers to account  AMS6507/1/1  [n.d.]

John Mott for building-work  AMS6507/1/1/1  10 Oct 1732

Samuel ..tler for carrying sand from the common to the church  AMS6507/1/1/2  11 Sep 1735

Charles Caine for work on the bells by order of Mr Saxbe, churchwarden  AMS6507/1/1/3  16 Dec 1736

John Gour for work on the bells by order of Charles Vine, 1736; received 4 Apr 1737  AMS6507/1/1/4  1737

John Vine for carpenter's work at Laughton church, including ceiling and building the singing seats  AMS6507/1/1/5  Oct 1737-Jan 1738

Churchwardens' account  AMS6507/1/1/6  1742

William Rice for carpenter's work putting up a partition between church and chancel by order of Robert Turner  AMS6507/1/1/7  10 Jul 1742

[?William Rice] for iron for the dial, and a plummet and nails  AMS6507/1/1/8  16 Feb [?1742]

Carpenter's work at the Church Block and for a coffin for Townsell's child by order of Mr Saxby, churchwarden, 11 Jun 1748; received 16 Apr 1750  AMS6507/1/1/9  1750

Carpenter's work making a gate in the churchyard and a frame round the dialpost  AMS6507/1/1/10  Mar-Apr 1750

Account of William Shoosmith as churchwarden  AMS6507/1/1/11  Jul-Dec 1763

Thomas Darby for work done at the almshouse by Mr Breher's order  AMS6507/1/1/12  1769

Account of Edward Shoosmith as churchwarden, May 1775 - Apr 1776  AMS6507/1/1/13  [n.d.]

Thomas Darby for bricklayer's work at the Old Fox, Whitesmith  AMS6507/1/1/14  1820

Stephen Starnes and son for bricks and tiles, Dec 1827 - Jan 1828; received 27 Mar 1828  AMS6507/1/1/15  1828

John Shoosmith for mortar and for carriage of bricks, tiles and mortar  AMS6507/1/1/16  28

John Fennell for making a seat-mat under the parson's desk  AMS6507/1/1/17  [c1830]

Rates and accounts  AMS6507/1/2  [n.d.]

Fragment of a volume of churchwardens' rates and accounts; title-page for 1826-1827, but containing rates 1827 and rates and accounts, 1827-1832  AMS6507/1/2/1  [n.d.]

Schools  AMS6507/2  [n.d.]

Accounts  AMS6507/2/1  [n.d.]

Bank passbook of the Rev N V Fenn, treasurer of Laughton Elementary School  AMS6507/2/1/1  May 1873 -May 1885

Constables  AMS6507/3  [n.d.]

Vouchers to account  AMS6507/3/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
It is clear that accounts submitted by the constables were often charged to the overseers' account; see AMS6507/4/3/7, 41 56

Receipt of Ambrose Galloway to William Shoesmith for £22 19s 4½d, the second assessment for Lewes stone bridge for Laughton; Lewes  AMS6507/3/1/1  21 Jun 1728

Account of William Thunder for 4s for serving the office of headborough  AMS6507/3/1/2  1769

Account of Stephen Farmer, George Gladman, Stephen Starnes and Thomas Starnes for appearing before Reginald Graham and F[] F[reeman] Thomas to take their oath  AMS6507/3/1/3  11 Apr 1860

Overseers  AMS6507/4  [n.d.]

Rating  AMS6507/4/1  [n.d.]

Precepts of the Hailsham Union to the overseers of Laughton to pay sums from the poor-rate into Thomas Dicker's bank at Lewes, with receipts endorsed or attached  AMS6507/4/1/1  Oct 1844-Feb 1847

List of applicants to be discharged from poor-rates made in Nov 1845 and Apr 1846 on account of poverty, with a justices' order excusing them  AMS6507/4/1/2  5 Aug 1847

List of applicants to be discharged from poor-rate made in Jul 1850 on account of poverty, with a justices' order excusing them  AMS6507/4/1/3  4 Dec 1850

Copy summons to Thomas Hart Thorpe of Ringmer for non-payment of Laughton poor-rate, 9 May 1860, with note of payment 9 May 1860  AMS6507/4/1/4  9 May 1860

Precept of the Hailsham Union to the overseers of Laughton to pay sums from the poor-rate, 16 Apr 1860, with receipts for payments attached  AMS6507/4/1/5  Apr-Sep 1860

Hailsham Union printed statement of accounts, with lists of guardians, medical, relieving and workhouse officers  AMS6507/4/1/6  1860-1861

Hailsham Union rate assessment, listing occupier, owner, description and location of property, acreage, gross rental and rateable value; approved 23 Feb 1874  AMS6507/4/1/7  1874

Taxes  AMS6507/4/2  [n.d.]

Collectors' duplicate for assessed taxes for Laughton, 1855-1856, allowed by E[dward] B[oys] Ellman and W[illiam] de St Croix, commissioners, with appointment of Thomas Starnes and Charles Starnes as collectors  AMS6507/4/2/1  26 Jun 1855

Vouchers to account  AMS6507/4/3  [n.d.]

Abraham Heasman of Ticehurst for medicine for Elizabeth Westgate by order of Edward Showsmith the elder and Robert Saxby  AMS6507/4/3/1  14 Jan 1733

Goddard [Cruttenden] for shoes for named paupers, 1732; received 23 Mar 1733  AMS6507/4/3/2  1733

Mending and making shirts for Joseph Wells  AMS6507/4/3/3  [c1730]

Mending and making shirts for Thomas Burfield  AMS6507/4/3/4  [c1730]

Work for Master Geer and for making breeches  AMS6507/4/3/5  [c1730]

Draft overseers' account for 1739-1740, including a share of building Ripe stocks  AMS6507/4/3/6  7 Apr 1740

Receipt of John Gouldsmith, constable of the hundred of Shiplake, to Robert Saxby, overseer, for the tax for repairing and rebuilding the House of Correction, 8 Oct 1741  AMS6507/4/3/7  [n.d.]

Edward Moddel for weaving; received from James Shoosmith  AMS6507/4/3/8  , 12 Sep 1749

Yarn received from William Banester and payments for spinning wool, Nov 1749 - Apr 1750  AMS6507/4/3/9  1750

Thomas Relfe for clothes and fabric for named paupers, Apr - Dec 1749; received 12 Apr 1750  AMS6507/4/3/10  1750

Goddard Cruttenden for shoes for Mott's daughter, by order of James Shooesmith, May 1749 - Feb 1750; received 12 Apr 1750  AMS6507/4/3/11  1750

Receipt by John Dicker to James Shoesmith for faggots for the use of the poor  AMS6507/4/3/12  14 Apr 1750

Account of [Gregory Markwick] to the overseer, relating to John Marchant and other paupers, Nov 1749 - Apr 1750  AMS6507/4/3/13  28 Apr 1750

Francis Parris for entertainment when John Martin was married, the fine at Whitesmith court [for Laughton manor] and for lodging John Stanbrook 55 weeks, Sep 1759 - Feb 1760; received 8 Apr 1760  AMS6507/4/3/14  1750

James Cooper for shorts, a round frock and breeches for Richard Lea, with a receipt by Edmund Cooper on behalf of his father  AMS6507/4/3/15  4 Apr 1768

William Shoosmith for wood, faggots and money delivered to named paupers, Jun - Aug 1768  AMS6507/4/3/16  [n.d.]

William Page for shoes for named paupers, Apr 1768 - Mar 1769; received 27 Mar 1769  AMS6507/4/3/17  1769

Edward Starnes for shop-goods (mostly yarn) for named paupers, Apr 1768 - Mar 1769  AMS6507/4/3/18  1769

George Ranger for shoes for named paupers, and for going to the [magistrates'] sitting, Oct 1768 - Mar 1769  AMS6507/4/3/19  1769

Mary Smith for nursing her child, 25 Mar - 9 Sep 1769; received by Edward Hollebone for Mary Smith, 10 Oct 1769  AMS6507/4/3/20  1769

George Allcorn to [blank] Brasher for shop-goods (mostly yarn) for named paupers, 1769; received by Mary Alcorn, c1769  AMS6507/4/3/21  1769

Edward Smith to Thomas Brazier for house-faggots, 1769, endorsed with a further account of Thomas Walls  AMS6507/4/3/22  8 Mar 1770

Fragment of account of pattens, thread and yarn to named paupers, Dec 1769 - Jan 1770  AMS6507/4/3/23  1770

George Ranger for shoes for James Hoad and Mr Roffey's boy, Jun 1769; received 16 Apr 1770  AMS6507/4/3/24  1770

Thomas Relfe to William Shoosmith for fabric bought for Ann Burfield, Jun 1770 - Feb 1771  AMS6507/4/3/25  1771

William Page for shoes for named paupers, Jan - Mar 1771; received 15 Mar 1771  AMS6507/4/3/26  1771

John Vine for tear (tyer) and tow [types of flax], Jun 1776 - Mar 1777; bound in a fragment of the Sussex Weekly Advertiser, Apr [1777]  AMS6507/4/3/27  1777

Receipt of Joseph Groves to Mr [Henry] Saxby for £1 [for the keep of John French]  AMS6507/4/3/28  23 Jun 1785

Receipt of Sarah Groves to Henry Smith for £1 for the use of John French; W: A Ewings, 18 Jul 1785  AMS6507/4/3/29  1785

Receipt of Joseph Groves to Henry Saxby for keeping John French for a month  AMS6507/4/3/30  12 Sep 1785

Receipt of Joseph French to Henry Saxby for boarding John French for a month  AMS6507/4/3/31  10 Oct 1785

Receipt of Joseph French to [Henry] Saxby for allowance for John French for a month  AMS6507/4/3/32  7 Nov 1785

Receipt of Joseph French to [Henry] Saxby for £1 1s towards burying John French  AMS6507/4/3/33  12 Nov 1785

Request of [Henry] Saxby to Mr Ready to pay £4 1s to Mr Robinson's nephew  AMS6507/4/3/34  27 Nov 1785

Stephen Starnes for the funerals of named paupers, May 1785 - Mar 1786  AMS6507/4/3/35  1786

Samuel Hammond for provisions for Dame Mott (by the order of Mr Walls) and Master Stepney (by the order of Mr Sharp); Oct 1788 - Apr 1789  AMS6507/4/3/36  1789

Letter from Charles Woods, Robertsbridge, to the parish officers of Laughton, requesting re-imbursement of sums paid to Sarah Foster's child between 22 Feb 1813 and 6 Jun 1814, with an acknowledgement by Sarah Foster's mother Margaret Foster that the money has been paid to her; 1 Aug 1814, with receipt to Mr Shoesmith by G G Munn on behalf of Charles Woods, 10 Aug 1814  AMS6507/4/3/37  1814

Fragment of the account of James Drowley, Cliffe Corner, for clothes for Richard Gouldsmith, [by order of... Shoes]mith  AMS6507/4/3/38  [c1820]

Joseph Barrow to J Shoesmith, overseer, for carriage of bricks and mortar to Whitesmith and Shortgate, Dec 1823 - Mar 1824  AMS6507/4/3/39  1824

William Thorpe for half-boots for C Shelley, Apr - Jun 1825; received 22 May 1827  AMS6507/4/3/40  1827

John Lambert, constable, to the overseers of Laughton, Ripe and Chalvington for attending courts and executing orders, Jul 1826 - Apr 1827; received 4 Jun 1827  AMS6507/4/3/41  1827

E A Reeves of East Hoathly for clothes for named paupers, Mar - Sep 1827; received 13 Oct 1827  AMS6507/4/3/42  1827

William Thorpe for half-boots for C Shelley, 19 May 1827; received 5 Dec 1827  AMS6507/4/3/43  1827

William Hooker to Mr Shoesmith for George Lewer's rent, due 1 Jan 1828  AMS6507/4/3/44  1828

Frederick Fielder of Framfield for glazing at Mrs Farrant's, Henry Cossom's and James Stepney's  AMS6507/4/3/45  5 Feb 1828

E A Reeves of East Hoathly for clothes for named paupers, Sep 1827 - Feb 1828; received 8 Apr 1828  AMS6507/4/3/46  1828

Thomas Page for shoes for named paupers, 1827-1828  AMS6507/4/3/47  1828

Browne and Crosskey, [Lewes], for fabric, stays and thread, Jun - Sep 1827; received Apr 1828  AMS6507/4/3/48  1828

J Cooley for medicines for Mrs Burfield, Jun 1827 - Jan 1828; received by John Woodhams for JC, 6 May 1828  AMS6507/4/3/49  1828

Receipt for land-tax for Laughton parish cottage; Stephen Waters, collector, 10 Oct 1844  AMS6507/4/3/50  1844

Receipt for 1s 3d for three years' quitrent, manor of Laughton  AMS6507/4/3/51  1 Nov 1844

Thomas Starnes the younger for his salary as assistant overseer  AMS6507/4/3/52  25 Dec 1844

Thomas Starnes for surveying and valuing the poor-house and the several [parish] cottages, 1839; received by Thomas Starnes the elder, 10 Jan 1845  AMS6507/4/3/53  1845

Gell and Son of Lewes, solicitors, for allowing the poor-rate, exemption of paupers and appeals, Jul - Oct 1844, with receipt by James Inskip to [Thomas] Starnes, 28 Jan 1845  AMS6507/4/3/54  1844-1845

F[rancis] H[arding] Gell of Lewes, solicitor, in an appeal against Dover St Mary concerning the settlement of Mary Ranger, widow, and her three children, Jun - Sep 1845, with receipt by John Hobson for FHG, 1 Jun 1846  AMS6507/4/3/55  1846

Stephen Starnes, Thomas Avis Pannett, William Stepney and Thomas Starnes the younger for journeys to Hailsham to be sworn as parish constables, Apr 1846; allowed by J[ohn] Roberts Dunn, [JP], 10 Jun 1846  AMS6507/4/3/56  1846

Alfred Gell, solicitor, for allowing the poor-rate, exemption of paupers and appeals, Jul - Dec 1846, with receipt, 17 Mar 1847  AMS6507/4/3/57  1847

Thomas Starnes the younger for journeys, removing named paupers and attending Philip Inkpin's funeral, Jan-Mar 1847  AMS6507/4/3/58  1847

Thomas Starnes the younger for a quarter's salary as overseer to 25 Mar 1847  AMS6507/4/3/59  1847

Rowland Wood for rent of the relieving officer's room; received 25 Mar 1847  AMS6507/4/3/60  1847

Statement of expenditure of 6d for a copy of the register [of electors], countersigned by C[harles] Haver, [revising barrister]  AMS6507/4/3/61  7 Aug 1860

Receipt for overseers' expenses at the court for the registration of voters; Charles Haver, revising barrister,  AMS6507/4/3/62  25 Sep 1860

Settlement papers  AMS6507/4/4  [n.d.]

Order of quarter sessions confirming the order of Walter Parker, bt and John Meeres Fagg, JPs, removing James Emery, his wife Elizabeth and their children Lucy (15), John (12), Thomas (10), and Philip (7) from Laughton to East Hoathly, the latter parish not appealing; Robert Searle, clerk of the peace  AMS6507/4/4/1  14 Jul 1737

Order of J[ohn] Bridger and J[ohn] M[eeres] Fagge, JPs, removing Richard Dumbrill, his wife Elizabeth and children Catherine, Richard, Mary and Elizabeth from Laughton to Ringmer  AMS6507/4/4/2  11 May 1748

Order of J[ohn] M[eeres] Fagge and Luke Spence, JPs, removing Elizabeth Sherrard from Hellingly to Laughton  AMS6507/4/4/3  6 Feb 1750

Examination of Ann Strong, singlewoman, before John Meeres Fagge, JP; Richard Heasman of Little Horsted, cordwainer, met her three years ago, frequently promised marriage and on 1 Jan 1752 had carnal knowledge of her in her father's house at West Firle, and is the father of her female bastard child born at Laughton  AMS6507/4/4/4  1752

Order of quarter sessions confirming the order of John Meeres Fagge and James Markwick, JPs, adjudging Richard Heasman of West Firle to be the father of the bastard child of Ann Strong of Laughton, singlewoman; William Scutt, deputy clerk of the peace  AMS6507/4/4/5  12 Jul 1753

Order of J[ohn] M[eeres] Fagge, JP, to bring Sarah Ashdown, widow and Sarah Vennell, spinster, to be examined as to their settlement on the complaint of the parish officers of Laughton  AMS6507/4/4/6  30 Sep 1754

Examination of Sarah Vinal before Luke Spence, JP; born in East Hoathly where her father was settled, and has never gained settlement elsewhere  AMS6507/4/4/7  25 Oct 1754

Order of G[eorge] Courthope and Luke Spence, JPs, removing Ann Durrant from Laughton to East Hoathly  AMS6507/4/4/8  18 Feb 1757

Order of Henry Humphery and W[illiam] Green, JPs, removing Mary Richardson, singlewoman, from Hellingly to Laughton  AMS6507/4/4/9  21 Aug 1772

Order of J[ohn] Shore and [Henry] Humphery, JPs, removing Samuel Collingham and his wife Mary from Laughton to South Malling  AMS6507/4/4/10  2 Jan 1773

Order of H[enry] Shelley and J[ohn] Fuller, JPs, removing Daniel Novis and his wife Abigail from Laughton to Mayfield  AMS6507/4/4/11  31 Aug 1778

Order of Luke Spence and J[ohn] Fuller, JPs, removing James Kingman and his wife Elizabeth from Laughton to Arlington  AMS6507/4/4/12  18 Apr 1780

Order of Luke Spence and J[ohn] Fuller, JPs, removing Sarah Burgess, singlewoman, from Laughton to Ripe  AMS6507/4/4/13  18 Apr 1780

Contents:
endorsed: note by Richard Sharpe of his delivery of SB to Mr Relfe, churchwarden [?of Ripe], 18 Apr 1780

Order of W[illiam] Kempe and Luke Spence, JPs, removing James Geere and his wife Ann from Laughton to Cowfold  AMS6507/4/4/14  31 Oct 1787

Contents:
endorsed: note of the delivery of JG and AG; W: Matthew Martin, 1 Nov 1787

Order of T[homas] Pelham and J[ohn] Fuller, JPs, removing Thomas Stephens, his wife Ann and their children Mary (7), Thomas (5) and Betsy (9 months) from Laughton to Framfield, 1 Nov 1788, with an order of Quarter Sessions confirming the order, 15 Jan 1789  AMS6507/4/4/15  1788-1789

Order of T[homas] Pelham and L[uke] Spence, JPs, removing John Plumb and his wife Mary from Laughton to Southfleet in Kent  AMS6507/4/4/16  12 Dec 1789

Contents:
endorsed: note by William Shoosmith of the delivery of JP and MP to Mr Collier, one of the churchwardens of Southfleet, 15 Dec 1789

Order of H[enry] Shelley to William Cramp, keeper of the House of Correction at Lewes, and Thomas Kennard of Lewes, baker, to convey William Wickenson, apprehended in Lewes St John as a rogue and vagabond, to Laughton, where (according to the attached examination) he was born and has settlement  AMS6507/4/4/17  29 Aug 1799

Order of H[enry] Shelley and W[illiam] Green, JPs, removing Bett Boniface otherwise Butler, singlewoman, from Laughton to Arlington  AMS6507/4/4/18  14 Mar 1801

Order of H[enry] T[hurloe] Shadwell and Thomas Henry Harben, JPs, removing Sarah Bridger, singlewoman, from Laughton to Buxted  AMS6507/4/4/19  2 Aug 1803

Contents:
endorsed: delivered by Stephen Starnes to John Gorringe of Buxted, overseer, Sarah Bridger being with child; 2 Aug 1803

Order of I[nigo] Thomas and J C Mynn, JPs, removing Mary Burgess, an unmarried woman with child, from Laughton to Ripe  AMS6507/4/4/20  9 Jul 1817


Related information: for a legal account in an appeal against Dover St Mary concerning the settlement of Mary Ranger, widow, and her three children, Jun - Sep 1845, see AMS6507/4/3/55

Copy order of Daniel Manthorpe Folkard and Thomas Warner, Brighton JPs, removing Charles Fennell, his wife Frances and their son John (aged 2 weeks) from Brighton to Laughton  AMS6507/4/4/21  1 Feb 1855

Account of the Brighton guardians for the maintenance of Charles Fennell and family from 6 Feb 1855 to the day of their removal  AMS6507/4/4/22  12 Apr 1855

Order of Henry Grace Sperling and John Charles Kenward Shaw, bt, JPs, removing Catherine Lewer and her two children from Tunbridge to Laughton  AMS6507/4/4/23  30 Jan 1860

Duplicate of AMS6507/4/4/23  AMS6507/4/4/24  30 Jan 1860

Statement of the churchwardens and overseers of Tonbridge of the grounds for the removal of Catherine Lewer, singlewoman, and her two children: she is the daughter of George Lewer of Lewes, labourer (born at Laughton on 23 Apr 1779), and his wife Isabella, who has settlement at and is receiving relief from Laughton; in Jun 1786 George Lewer went to John Shoesmith of Laughton as a general servant without wages until 1792  AMS6507/4/4/25  8 Feb 1860

Account for the maintenance of Catherine Lewer and her children pending the order, 7 Mar 1860, received 28 May 1860  AMS6507/4/4/26  1860

Apprenticeship  AMS6507/4/5  [n.d.]

James Vine and John Tedham, churchwardens, and Edward Shoosmith and John Burgess, overseers (with the consent of J Pelham and J Stapley, JPs), apprentice Ann Wood, a poor child of the parish, to Richard Willard of Chiddingly, butcher, in the art of housewifery; W: John North, James Martin  AMS6507/4/5/1  20 Jun 1698

Receipt for £6 premium, Richard Willard to the churchwardens and overseers of Laughton in respect of AMS6507/4/5/1  AMS6507/4/5/2  27 Jun 1698

John Denman and John Muddle, churchwardens, and James Vine and Alexander Payne, overseers (with the consent of J Stapley and Henry Pelham, JPs), apprentice Elizabeth Swane, a poor child of the parish, to John Tayler of Beddingham Preston, in the art of housewifery  AMS6507/4/5/3  6 May 1700

Overseers' papers  AMS6507/4/6  [n.d.]

Release of all actions by William Gibson of East Hoathly, cordwainer, to John Inkepen of Laughton, husbandman; W: James Cooper, Henry Miller  AMS6507/4/6/1  5 Jun 1699

Inventory of household goods with values with a note of the expenses of valuation  AMS6507/4/6/2  12 Jun 1735

Petition for poor-relief addressed to the gentlemen of Laughton, with a narrative of the applicant's expenses and misfortunes from c1775 - 1788, concluding 'if that be yousing of me well, then you shall say I use you ill'; subscribed: refused  AMS6507/4/6/3  [1788]

Surveyors  AMS6507/5  [n.d.]

Rate and account books  AMS6507/5/1  [n.d.]

Rate and account book, Nov 1804 - Aug 1813, with vouchers attached, 1813-1814  AMS6507/5/1/1  1804-1813

Archive of Winkworths of Hove, auctioneers, estate agents, surveyors and valuers  AMS6508  1882-1971

Source of acquisition: Donated by T Kirby and Partners, 188 Church Street, Hove, per Hove Reference Library on 7 September 1982 (ACC 2898)


Administrative history:
Born in Egham, Surrey, Edward Henry Winkworth moved to Brighton in 1881, at the age of 24. According to Page's Brighton Directory for 1881, the firm 'Winkworths House and Estate Agents' was established at 22 Preston Street, Brighton. An early advertisement for Winkworths in Page's Directory of Brighton, 1882, maintains that the business specialised in 'Residential lettings, sound freehold investments and a few remunerative boarding and lodging houses'. As stated by the Brighton Herald of August 1905, Edward H Winkworth's branch in Brighton also worked in close association with his brother's, Mr H St John Winkworth, business in Curzon Street, Mayfair.
In August 1905, the Brighton Herald reported the sudden death of Mr Edward H Winkworth, at the age of 49. While it is uncertain who took over as proprietor of the business, Mrs E Winkworth remained the owner of 22 Preston Street. As listed in the 1910 Finance Act valuation (IRV/1/29), Mrs E Winkworth's tenants at 22, 23 Preston Street and 5 Little Preston Street were Arthur Laws, Charles Martin Edward, Ethel Clarke and Charles Tisdale. It is possible that any of these tenants ran the business in the period after Edward H Winkworth's death. In 1910, the firm acquired the premises of Jenner and Parker, House and Estate Agents, at 188 Church Road, Hove. In 1911 Pike's Directory of Brighton records Winkworths as additionally 'Fellow of the Auctioneers Institute' (F.A.I.). By 1949, Winkworths F A I was under the direction of Harry Duffield and in addition to lettings concentrated further in the sale of private hotels and boarding houses. Winkworths F A I closed down between 1975 and 1980. .
The archive comprises valuation books. The firm seems to have ordered batches of valuation books from stationers, with serial numbers and/or letters embossed on the spines. The series into which the books have been arranged are based on their physical appearance, with attention paid to the numbers or letters on the spines, the front covers, the endpapers and the stationer's labels, some of which are dated. Eleven series have been identified in this way. Five valuation books which do not appear physically similar enough to assimilate into any of those series have been placed in a final series (AMS6508/12). There are many breaks in the serial numbering, presumably because books have not survived. There is a main sequence of numbered books, the first surviving volume being no. 25 and the last no. 599, which is split into nine series, broadly chronological. One series carries letters, another numbers followed by the letter A. The valuations in the books are often not dated, but most volumes contained at least one dated entry. Most books appear to have been filled up within a year or two, but some had further valuations entered after a lapse of 70 or more years. Several batches of valuation books might be in use at once, with the effect that the covering dates of series overlap. Opening dates inferred from a book's number and dates in neighbouring volumes are given in [square brackets]. .
The valuer frequently abbreviated street names; these have been extended silently, unless the correct name is in doubt. The town or village was rarely given but has been added in [square brackets].
T M, February 2004

Contents:
Valuation and inventory books of Winkworths, auctioneers, surveyors, valuers and estate agents, Hove

Valuation books series 1  AMS6508/1  [n.d.]

Contents:
Thick valuation books with small numbers on spine, green covers with an embossed leafy border. Blue, yellow, red and black marbled endpapers with bright orange labels for "Drake Driver and Leaver, Bankers Stationers, New Bridge Street, Ludgate Hill, London", inside the covers

Valuation book 25  AMS6508/1/1  1885

Contents:
29 Sussex Square [Brighton], inventory, 12 Mar 1885; 38 Sillwood Road [Brighton], valuation; 58 Wilbury Road, [Hove], valuation; 52 Clarence Square [Brighton], inventory

Valuation book 29  AMS6508/1/2  1887

Contents:
45 Montpelier Road [Brighton], inventory; Glebeside, Preston [Brighton], inventory; 11 Norton Mews [Hove], survey, 29 Nov 1887; 25 The Drive [Hove], inventory; Bedford House, 23 Sillwood Road, [Brighton], schedule of landlord's fixtures, 21 Dec 1887

Valuation book 31  AMS6508/1/3  1885-1889

Contents:
Camden House, 125 Kings Road, [Brighton], valuation, 23 Oct 1885; Lindfield Stables; 4 Adelaide Crescent, [Hove], valuation, 23 Nov 1885; Cecil House, 126 Kings Road, [Brighton], inventory and valuation, 4 May 1886; 13 Cambridge Road [Hove], dilapidations, 13 Sep 1889

Valuation book 33  AMS6508/1/4  1886

Contents:
Cecil House, 126 Kings Road, [Brighton], Curwen estate, Mrs Ewing, valuation for probate, 14 Jan 1886; 114 St George's Road [Brighton], Warwick Stenning deceased, valuation of furniture for transfer; 52 Brunswick Square [Hove], Col Pocklington, valuation of dilapidations (See AMS6508/12/3); Eliott House, 1 First Avenue, [Hove], inventory, valuation and list of tenant's fixtures, Jun 1886

Valuation book 34  AMS6508/1/5  1886-1948

Contents:
11 Palmeira Square [Hove], inventory, 12 Jan 1886; 11 Welbeck Avenue [Hove], Miss M E Travell, deceased 7 Jun 1947, valuation, 29 Jan 1948; 14 Berriedale Avenue [Hove], Miss Harriett Elizabeth Wilson, deceased 8 Mar 1948, valuation, 15 Mar 1948; 7 Sillwood Mansions [Brighton], Miss Maria Louisa Cleeve, 6 Aug 1948; 3 Hogarth Road [Hove], Alexander Andrew deceased, valuation, 12 Nov 1948

Valuation book 35  AMS6508/1/6  1886-1889

Contents:
Sussex Lodge, 15 Buckingham Road [Brighton], inventory; 11 Powis Villas [Brighton], inventory, 22 Mar 1886; 38 Montpelier Street [Brighton], list of fixtures, inventory, Mar 1886; 11 Chesham Place [Brighton], inventory, 13 Jul 1889

Valuation books series 2  AMS6508/2  [n.d.]

Contents:
Big numbers on spine, green covers. Bright green labels for "Shaw and Sons", all dated 1891-1892, inside the covers

Valuation book 123  AMS6508/2/1  1891-1894

Contents:
8 Denmark Villas, [Hove], Mrs O'Sullivan, draft inventory, 9 Nov 1891; 19 Clarence Square [Brighton], B E Rogers, valuation, Nov 1894

Valuation book 124  AMS6508/2/2  [c1891]

Contents:
19 Salisbury Road [Hove], inventory; 21 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], B Berce Trower, dilapidations

Valuation book 125  AMS6508/2/3  1891

Contents:
77A Montpelier Road [Brighton], survey, Dec 1891; 25 Palmeira Mansions [Hove], valuation, 7 Dec 1891; 1 Fourth Avenue [Hove], valuation, 14 Dec 1891; 11 Montpelier Villas [Brighton], (private residence of Edward Henry Winkworth in 1895), survey, dilapidations, 15 Dec 1891; 3 Percival Terrace [Brighton], for executors of late Mrs Jackson, probate, valuation, 16 Apr 1891

Valuation book 126  AMS6508/2/4  [c1891]

Contents:
20 Clifton Terrace,[Brighton], inventory

Valuation book 127  AMS6508/2/5  [c1891]

Contents:
4 Vernon Terrace [Brighton], [Miss] Emma Marion Breese, probate, valuation; 10 Brunswick Square, [Hove], inventory continued

Valuation book 128  AMS6508/2/6  1901

Contents:
21 Brunswick Square [Hove], O Hoffman Burrows Esq, valuation of furniture and effects made for insurance purposes, Oct 1901

Valuation book 129  AMS6508/2/7  1892

Contents:
12 Brunswick Square, [Hove], fixtures and beds, valuation; 11 Fourth Avenue [Hove], [GeoWm], Lardner Esq, inventory, (finished in book 110, bedroom and basement, not known to survive), Nov 1892

Valuation book 130  AMS6508/2/8  [c1892]

Contents:
Cecil House, 126, Kings Road [Brighton], Howard Halder Esq deceased, valuation for probate; 3 Adelaide Mansions, Major [Harvey] Spiller, inventory

Valuation book 131  AMS6508/2/9  1893

Contents:
35 Oriental Place [Brighton], [Mrs L H], Harris, inventory, 10 Mar 1893; The Glebe/Glebe House, Guildford, Revd Paynter; Russell to Mrs Eaton, inventory and valuation of tenant's fixtures, Apr 1893; (See previous entry), Miss Russell, fixtures, Apr 1893

Valuation book 133  AMS6508/2/10  1893

Contents:
42 Brunswick Square, Hove, inventory, 30 May 1893

Valuation book 134  AMS6508/2/11  1893-1894

Contents:
85 Montpelier Road [Brighton], inventory of kitchen and scullery items; dilapidations; 12 First Avenue [Hove], G S Barrow deceased, valuation for probate, 2 Jun 1893; 33 Sillwood Road [Brighton], fixtures, valuation, 2 Jun 1893; Union Club, 138 Kings Road [Brighton], valuation, (includes years of constituent property transactions), Sept 1894

Valuation book 135  AMS6508/2/12  1893

Contents:
5 Sillwood Place [Brighton], fixtures, valuation; 30 Palmeira Square [Hove], Wise deceased, valuation for probate; 11 Norton Mews [Hove], 10 Nov 1893

Valuation book 136  AMS6508/2/13  [c1893]

Contents:
9 Oriental Place [Brighton], fixtures; 12 Queens Mews, Second Avenue [Hove], landlord's fixtures; 13 Cambridge Road [Hove], fixtures; Sussex Lodge, [21], Westbourne Villas, Aldrington [Hove], Mr Baully inventory

Valuation book 137  AMS6508/2/14  1893

Contents:
42 Brunswick Square [Hove], requirements; 1 Cavendish Place [Brighton], lease, Clarke, to Eliza Pollard, dated 20 Jul 1886, expiring 24 Jun 1893, survey for dilapidations, 13 Jun 1893; 47 Sussex Square [Brighton], fixtures, valuation, 28 Oct 1893; 7 Sillwood Place [Brighton], inventory, 23 Nov 1893

Valuation book 138  AMS6508/2/15  1894-1975

Contents:
6 Adelaide Crescent [Hove]; 15 Brunswick Street East [Hove], schedule of fixtures; 27 St Michaels Place [Brighton], valuation for probate, 9 Oct 1894; 193 Hangleton Road [Hove], Mrs A M Campion, 5 Feb 1975; 52 Carlisle Road [Hove], valuation for probate, 22 Mar 1975

Valuation book 139  AMS6508/2/16  [c1893]

Contents:
56 Lansdowne Place, [Hove], Dr Mansell Jones, inventory; Mr B Wickstead, F H Nalder Esq, itemised pictures, valuables and prices

Valuation book 141  AMS6508/2/17  1893

Contents:
10 Fourth Avenue [Hove], inventory, 30 Dec 1893; Carshalton Place, [Surrey], fixtures

Valuation book 142  AMS6508/2/18  [c1893]

Contents:
64 Lansdowne Place [Hove], dilapidations; 29 Montpelier Crescent [Brighton], inventory

Valuation book 143  AMS6508/2/19  1896-1945

Contents:
1 Courtney Terrace [Hove], inventory, 28 Apr 1896; Seabrook, Brighton Road [Lancing]; 106 New Church Road [Hove], valuation; 13 Emily Road, furniture and effects, 14 Jul 1945

Valuation book 144  AMS6508/2/20  1893

Contents:
12 Queen's Gardens [Hove], J M Zarifi, inventory, 3 Oct 1893

Valuation book 145  AMS6508/2/21  [c1893]

Contents:
3 St Catherine's Terrace [Hove], inventory

Valuation book 146  AMS6508/2/22  1893

Contents:
4 Palmeira Terrace [Hove], Mrs Lewesbury deceased, valuation for probate, 23 Mar 1893; 26 Oriental Place [Brighton], inventory and valuation; 21 Clifton Terrace [Brighton], inventory

Valuation book 147  AMS6508/2/23  1893

Contents:
38 Russell Square [Brighton], landlord's fixtures; 77A Montpelier Road [Brighton], Holder Esq, valuation, 3 May 1893; 71 Montpelier Road [Brighton], valuation, 11 May 1893, 25 Jul 1893

Valuation book 148  AMS6508/2/24  1893

Contents:
23 First Avenue [Hove], Surgeon General Johnstone, 1 Feb 1893, inventory, 20 Jan 1893; 61 Montpelier Road [Brighton], schedule of fixtures

Valuation book 149  AMS6508/2/25  1893

Contents:
2 Brunswick Square [Hove], inventory, 14 Apr 1893

Valuation book 152  AMS6508/2/26  [c1893]

Contents:
4 Adelaide Crescent [Hove]; 42 Norton Road [Hove], Mrs Glass tenancy, Hawthorns Norwood; Lea Copse, inventory; 19 Salisbury Road [Hove], B Calvert Esq, inventory

Valuation book 156  AMS6508/2/27  1893

Contents:
37 Russell Square [Brighton], Mrs Cripps deceased, valuation for probate; 8 Brunswick Terrace [Hove], Edward Harper deceased, probate, 16 Mar 1893

Valuation books series 3  AMS6508/3  [n.d.]

Contents:
Green covers with leafy embossing. Brown and blue marbled endpapers.

Valuation book 123  AMS6508/3/1  1892

Contents:
14 Lansdowne Place [Hove], Col Barratt; 34 Palmeira Square [Hove], Mrs Nash, 29 Mar 1892; 15 Palmeira Mansions [Hove], Travers Hawes Esq, 29 Mar 1892; 37; Brunswick Terrace [Hove], F Clarke Esq, 31 Mar 1892; 9, Palmeira Square [Hove], Mrs Henderson, Apr 1892; 44, Albany Villas [Hove], Mrs Phillips; 8, Lansdowne Square [Hove], Capt Kirk; 16 Cromwell Road, [Hove], Mrs Pryce, schedule of Tenant's Fittings; 8 Selbourne Road [Hove], Col Stevens; 6 Western Terrace [Hove], Mrs Leo Norman, 8 Apr 1892; 61 Regency Square [Brighton], Capt Auldjo, 14 Apr 1892; 3 St Michael's Place [Brighton], Mrs Adamson; 5 Cromwell Road [Hove], J Billington Booth Esq, 28 Apr 1892; 18 Cromwell Road [Hove], Mr Samuels, 28 Apr 1892; 22 Vernon Terrace [Brighton], Landlord's Fixtures; 31 Brunswick Terrace [Hove]; 10 Fourth Avenue [Hove]; 6 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], (see AMS6508/2/15); 37 Brunswick Place [Hove]; 15 Palmeira Mansions [Hove], 1 May 1892; 8 Denmark Villas [Hove], (see AMS6508/2/1); 43 Duke Street [Brighton], Mrs O'Sullivan; 16 Palmeira Mansions [Hove], Basil Cochrane Esq of Asposdby Hall, Melton Mowbray [Leics], assessment of dilapidations, with Messrs Wilkinson, Son and Welch; 53 Cromwell Road [Hove], Mrs Sullivan Becher, 4 year lease from Mar 1891; 14 Cambridge Road, [Brighton]

Valuation book 124  AMS6508/3/2  [c1892]

Contents:
59 Brunswick Place [Hove], Capt Smith,inventory; 85 Montpelier Road, [Brighton], inventory

Valuation books series 4  AMS6508/4  [n.d.]

Contents:
Small numbers on spine, dark green covers with faint embossed leafy border. Blue, red marbled endpapers with orange labels for "Drake Driver and Leaver Limited, Bankers Stationers, Rosebery Avenue, Clarkenwell Road, London" inside the covers

Valuation book 145  AMS6508/4/1  [c1894]

Contents:
12 Cavendish Place [Brighton], inventory; Selby Lodge, inventory; 2 Brunswick Terrace, inventory

Valuation book 149  AMS6508/4/2  1894

Contents:
50 York Road [Hove], Mrs Prendergast deceased, valuation for probate, 28 May 1894; 4th Avenue [Hove], inventory; 25 Upper Rock Gardens, Kemptown [Brighton], John Hillman Esq, Mrs Ogilvie, Charles Ogilvie, Norman Ogilvie, Mrs Hillman, inventory for probate and list of legacies; Sussex Lodge, Westbourn Villas [Hove], valuation of fixtures, May 1894; 12 Queens Mews, inventory of contents

Valuation book (unnumbered) Number 2 has been inked on with red pen on the spine of the valuation book  AMS6508/4/3  1894-1950

Contents:
9 Kings Gardens [Hove], inventory, 18 Sep 1894; 1 Osmond Road [Hove], Mr Benjamin, valuation, 24 Jan 1950; 12 Shirley Road, [Hove], Mollie Evelyn Fitzgerald, valuation, 5 May 1950

Valuation book 150  AMS6508/4/4  [c1895]

Contents:
10 Montpelier Crescent [Brighton], for Mr Grove, Brittany Lodge, fixtures; Pembroke Gardens, [London W]; 9 Kings Gardens [Hove], part inventory; 8 Clifton Road [Brighton], schedule; 24 Regency Square [Brighton], suggestion; 10 Tisbury Road [Hove], dilapidation under lease

Valuation book 152  AMS6508/4/5  1895

Contents:
Golf Club, inventory, Jan 1895; 85 Montpelier Road [Brighton], valuation for probate, Jan 1895; 34 Western Road [Hove], schedule of landlord's fixtures; 44 Norfolk Square [Brighton], schedule of fixtures, 10 May 1895; 9 Palmeira Square [Hove], fixtures; Carr House, valuation

Valuation book (unnumbered)  AMS6508/4/6  1895-1896

Contents:
8 Belvedere Terrace [Brighton], Smith's estate, fixtures, 1895- Feb 1896, (half of book's pages removed, apart from this index reference, remainder blank)

Valuation book 156  AMS6508/4/7  [c1895]

Contents:
3 Adelaide Mansions Stables [Hove], inventory; 12 Brunswick Street [Hove], inventory; 15 Brunswick Street [Hove], inventory; 18 Montpelier Crescent [Brighton], inventory; 29 Western Street [Brighton], valuation

Valuation book 157  AMS6508/4/8  1895

Contents:
2 Clarendon Road [Hove]; 4 Clarendon Road [Hove]; 21 Brunswick Square Stables [Hove], inventory, 28 Dec 1895 (See AMS6508/2/6); 5 Grand Avenue [Hove]; 50 Lansdowne Street [Hove], requirements and fixtures; 79 Montpelier Road [Brighton]; 9 Codrington Place, Marley, inventory; Code word 'Twickenham' written out; 7 Lansdowne Place [Hove], valuation for the purposes of probate, Sept 1895; 63 The Drive [Hove], stables, valuation; 3 Lansdowne Place [Hove], Lord Colchester, Berne and Wilson, particulars; 64 Brunswick Place, [Hove]

Valuation book 158  AMS6508/4/9  1898

Contents:
65 Upper North Street [Brighton], inventory; 37 Cambridge Road [Hove], inventory; 9 Kings Gardens [Hove], inventory continued; 20 Second Avenue [Hove], purchased by Col FitzGerald, tenant's fixtures, 24 Jan 1898; F T Cawthorn for Messrs Wilkinson and Son, acting for Captain E King, valuation and survey of dilapidations

Valuation book (unnumbered)  AMS6508/4/10  1898-1970

Contents:
60 Regency, Square [Brighton], inventory, 24 Aug 1898; 92 Montpelier Road [Brighton], inventory, 28 Dec 1899; 1 White Court, 20 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], Alfred Edward Clegg, 15 Oct 1969; 31 [ ]Villas, Mrs D Edgington, 30 Oct 1969; 12 Warren Way, Woodingdean [Brighton], 5 Nov 1969; 51 Cowley Drive, South Woodingdean [Brighton], valuation, 7 Nov 1969; 41 Westbourne Villas, [Hove]; 33 Westbourne Gardens [Hove]; 42 Stanford Avenue [Brighton], 20 Feb 1970; 70 [Clarence/Clarendon]

Valuation book 161  AMS6508/4/11  [c1900]

Contents:
3 First Avenue [Hove], tenancy of T Brodrick Esq, dilapidations; 5 Holland Road [Hove], draft inventory

Valuation book 163  AMS6508/4/12  1900

Contents:
58 Montpelier Road [Brighton], draft inventory; 42 Norton Road, dilapidations; 18 Brunswick Square [Hove], Mr Courage's lease, survey, 24 Apr 1900; Lanehurst, M Rawlinson and Lady Lange, inventory of dairy and laundry room, 20 Jun 1900; 29 Norfolk Road [Brighton], lease granted 24 Aug 1886 to Mrs; Haseley by W T Remy, survey under lease, 29 Jun 1900; Avoca, Eaton Road, [Hove], valuation for probate of furniture and effects, 11 Jul 1900; 1 St Aubyn's Gardens, valuation for probate, 15 Aug 1900

Valuation book (unnumbered)  AMS6508/4/13  [c1898]-1944

Contents:
24 Palmeira Mews [Hove], inventory; 8 Brunswick Terrace [Hove], dilapidations; 9 Palmeira Mews [Hove], Walter Puckle's stables, draft inventory; 9 Kings Gardens [Hove], Captain Clayton, dilapidations; 10 Clifton Terrace [Brighton], schedule of fixtures; Wick Hall, Mrs Shermer, particulars of rooms, gardens and outhouses; Palmeira Mews [Hove], Sir J Goldsmid, stables; 11 Sillwood Road [Brighton], schedule; 7 Maresfield Road [Brighton], E S Austen deceased, valuation, 12 Jan 1942; 14 Eaton Place [Brighton], Mrs Clara Pearse deceased, valuation; 23, 24 and 25 Oriental Place [Brighton], (fixtures); 27 Temple Street, [Brighton], Mrs Caroline Ann Whitehead deceased, valuation, 18 Dec 1944; 14 Hove Park Villas [Hove], valuation; 97 and 99A Church Road [Hove], Miss Ed and Mrs Fanny Fraser deceased

Valuation books series 5  AMS6508/5  [n.d.]

Contents:
Small numbers on spine, green covers with embossed leafy border. Green labels for "Shaw and Sons", dated either 1896 or 1897, inside the covers

Valuation book 202  AMS6508/5/1  1896

Contents:
57 Regency Square [Brighton], inventory; 17 Second Avenue [Hove]; Orleans Club; 9 Codrington Place [Marley], inventory, (see AMS6508/4/8), 17 Dec 1896; 1 Waterloo Street, [Hove], J H Goodhart Esq, valuation; 2 Church Terrace, Specification of repair; 15 Clifton Terrace [Brighton],

Valuation book 210  AMS6508/5/2  1900

Contents:
30 Grenville Place [Brighton], Mrs Stroud, inventory and valuation; 13 Hampton Place [Brighton], Miss [Rhoda] Brooker; 43 Church Street [Brighton]; 35 Regency Square [Brighton], valuation for auction, 12 Jun 1900; 41 Fourth Avenue [Hove], landlord's fixtures, (see AMS6508/5/3 and AMS6508/5/4), 1900; 36 Norton Road [Hove], list of rooms

Valuation book 220  AMS6508/5/3  1900

Contents:
Hampton Place Schools [Brighton], schedule of fixtures; 20,21,22 Denmark Terrace [Brighton], list of rooms; 79 Lansdowne Place [Hove], estate of J Dempster deceased; 62 Lansdowne Place [Hove], estate of J Dempster deceased; 33 Lansdowne Place [Hove], estate of J Dempster deceased; 16 Holland Mews [Hove], estate of J Dempster deceased; 41 Fourth Avenue [Hove], inventory, 12 Apr 1900; tenants fixtures, 3 Oct 1900; Mrs Hatton, valuation of tenants, fixtures, (see AMS6508/5/2 and AMS6508/5/4), 15 Oct 1900,

Valuation book 222  AMS6508/5/4  1897

Contents:
30 Bedford Square [Brighton], part inventory, 12 Aug 1897; 41 Fourth Avenue [Hove], draft inventory, (see AMS6508/5/2 and AMS6508/5/3);

Valuation book 226  AMS6508/5/5  1899-1900

Contents:
Warwick House [Hurstpierpoint], valuation, 19 May 1899; 74 Montpelier Road, valuation, May 1899; 2 Montpelier Street, valuation, 18 May 1899; Colonel Goff's effects at museum, Jun 1899; 42 Medina Villas, Mr Bailey, survey, Aug 1899; 34 Sillwood Road, Mrs P [ ], list of plate and linen, 24 Apr 1899; 27 Hampton Place, valuation for probate; 23 Prestonville Road, valuation for probate; 90 Montpelier Road, Mrs Dewe deceased, valuation for probate, 6 Nov 1899; 27 St Michaels Place, valuation, 30 Jan 1900; 18 Sillwood Place, valuation for sale of freehold, 1900

Valuation book 227  AMS6508/5/6  1900

Contents:
9 Wilbury Road, [Hove], inventory, 19 Jun 1900

Valuation book 228  AMS6508/5/7  1899

Contents:
47 St Aubyns [Hove], draft inventory, 6 Jul 1899; 4 Montpelier Villas [Brighton], inventory, 10 Jul 1899; 47 St Aubyns [Hove], dilapidations, 4 Sept 1899

Valuation book 236  AMS6508/5/8  1899

Contents:
59 York Road [Hove], inventory, 8 May 1899; 48 St Aubyns [Hove], dilapidations

Valuation book 239  AMS6508/5/9  1899

Contents:
24 Regency Square [Brighton], draft inventory, 17 Nov 1899; 42 Lansdowne Street [Hove], draft inventory, Sept 1899; Ferndale, 36 Westbourne Villas [Hove], Captain C C Hunt, Farnborough, Cheltenham, dilapidations, 27 Sept 1899; Adelphi [Club], dilapidations, Oct 1899; 24 Regency Square [Brighton], Mrs Tooth vacating, damages

Valuation book 240  AMS6508/5/10  1898-1900

Contents:
15 Kings Gardens [Hove]and Victoria Mews [Hove], Mrs Skelton deceased, valuation for probate for J W Skelton Esq, 17 Feb 1898; 13 Cambridge Road [Hove], Skipworth's tenancy, damages, Feb 1898; 4 Palmeira Avenue [Hove], Mrs Stewart's requirements, dilapidations; 10 Denmark Terrace [Brighton], valuation of tenants fixtures for auction and sale of freehold, (sale to be held on 21 Jun 1898), 27 May 1898; 16 First Avenue [Hove], inventory; 4 Denmark Terrace [Brighton], survey of light fitments; 35 Oriental Place [Brighton], landlord's and other fixtures, Jul 1899; 3 Lancaster Villas [Hove], certain articles to be taken by R Gardener Esq from Miss Colby, valuation, 21 Jun 1900; 12 Victoria Road [Brighton], landlord's fixtures, 21 Jun 1900

Valuation book 241  AMS6508/5/11  1899-1900

Contents:
2 Compton Avenue [Brighton], inventory; J Pettet Esq, valuation for sale, 20 Nov 1899; 19 West Hill Road, [Brighton], draft particulars for auction, 6 Feb 1900

Valuation book 242  AMS6508/5/12  [c1900]

Contents:
1 Brunswick Terrace, [Hove], draft Inventory; 10 Montpelier Villas, dilapidations

Valuation book 243  AMS6508/5/13  1902

Contents:
90 Cromwell Road [Hove], inventory of books, (see AMS6508/5/14); 15 Palmeira Avenue [Hove], inventory; Halton, [Hurstpierpoint], valuation, Apr 1902; 19 Palmeira Avenue [Hove], valuation of jewellery; Halton, [Hurstpierpoint], landlord's Schedule, Apr 1902

Valuation book 247  AMS6508/5/14  1900

Contents:
90 Cromwell Road [Hove], inventory, (see AMS6508/5/13); 4 Denmark Villas [Hove], 28 Apr 1900; 90 Cromwell Road [Hove], dilapidations

Valuation books series 6  AMS6508/6  [n.d.]

Contents:
Big numbers on spine. Brown marbled endpapers and orange labels for "Drake Driver and Leaver Limited" inside the covers

Valuation book 171  AMS6508/6/1  1899-1900

Contents:
7 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], inventory and valuation for the purpose of insurance, Jul 1899; 56 Brunswick Square [Hove], tenants fittings, Jul 1899; 20 Bedford Square [Brighton], Mr H Parson's entry, fittings, 9 Feb 1900; 19 Oriental Place [Brighton], glass and china; 50 Montpelier Road [Brighton], survey, 1 Mar 1900

Valuation book 172  AMS6508/6/2  1899

Contents:
34 Regency Square [Brighton], inventory, 25 Oct 1899; 11 Ventnor Villas [Hove], Mrs Burnett, dilapidations, 31 Oct 1899; 16 First Avenue [Hove], draft inventory, Dec 1899; 50 Brunswick Place, part inventory (in index, however pages have been removed)

Valuation book 174  AMS6508/6/3  1912-1934

Contents:
Harestone [Caterham], inventory of furniture for purposes of insurance, 18 Nov 1912; 8 Brunswick Terrace [Hove], G H Chantrey deceased, valuation, 16 Nov 1931; 43 Medina Villas [Hove], Miss Florence Emma Boothby deceased, valuation; 83 Lansdowne Place [Hove], James Barker deceased, valuation; 63 Lower Ravench[e/est] Villas, Madame Myra, 27 Jan 1932; 4 Temple Gardens [Brighton], George Henry Shepherd deceased, valuation and list of properties in London, 15 Dec 1934

Valuation book 178  AMS6508/6/4  1897

Contents:
34 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], furniture and effects, Apr 1897

Valuation books series 7  AMS6508/7  [n.d.]

Contents:
Lettered series

Valuation book B  AMS6508/7/1  1900

Contents:
46 St Aubyns [Hove], fixtures and fittings, 3 Sep 1900; 7 Lansdowne Place [Hove], valuation, 5 Sep 1900; Goring Croft, Montepiore Road [Hove], Jack Harris, tenant, rough sale valuation and valuation of goods, 17 Oct 1900

Valuation book C  AMS6508/7/2  1901

Contents:
Goring Croft, Montepiore Road [Hove], Mr E H Winkworth, list of fixtures to be left in house and sold to incoming tenant; Hassendean, New Church Road [Hove], Mrs Courage, tenants fittings to be valued, 13 Nov 1901; 43 Medina Villas [Hove], tenants fixtures; 117 Lansdowne Place [Hove], valuation for probate

Valuation book I  AMS6508/7/3  1900-1902

Contents:
Daily record of worker, fixing boards, dusting windows, Sep 1900 - Jun 1902

Valuation book K  AMS6508/7/4  1900-1955

Contents:
67 Marine Parade [Brighton], inventory, 13 Aug 1900; St Catherines Terrace [Hove], Mrs Lionel Barnard (vacating), dilapidations, 30 Apr 1901; Brief notes on various properties, 1955

Valuation book L  AMS6508/7/5  1900

Contents:
6 Albert Mansions [Hove], draft inventory, 8 Aug 1900; Ellengowen [Haywards Heath], inventory, 10 Aug 1900

Valuation book M  AMS6508/7/6  1901-1967

Contents:
10 Eaton Gardens [Hove], G B Horsley Esq, valuation of tenant's fixtures, Jun 1901; 203 Freshfield Road [Brighton], 7 Mar 1967; 55 Osbourne Villas [Hove], 3 Apr 1967; 37 St Andrews Road [Portslade], 10 Apr 1967; 78 Wayland Avenue [Brighton], 1 Jun 1967; 29 Crescent Drive North, Woodingdean [Brighton], 15 Jun 1967; 1A Queens Parade, Hangleton [Hove], 16 Jun 1967; 44 Brownleaf Road, Woodingdean [Brighton]; 11 Connaught Road, Hove, 5 Jul 1967; 57 Langdale Gardens [Hove]; 6 Old Court Close, 3 Oct 1967; 165 Freshfield Road [Brighton], 31 Oct 1967; 104 Hangleton Valley Drive [Hove], 1 Nov 1967; 31 Jesmond Road [Hove], Mrs L E Morgan deceased

Valuation book N  AMS6508/7/7  1901-1902

Contents:
10 Ventnor Villas [Hove], dilapidations (under lease of 6 Oct 1887), 29 Aug 1901; 28 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], J Daniell Esq, estimate for electric light, 17 Oct 1901; Abinger House, 1 Eastern Terrace [Brighton], sketch plans and brief notes, 23 Oct 1901; 17 Compton Avenue [Brighton], Thomas William Couldery deceased, inventory of property, 13 Jan 1902; 19 Palmeira Avenue [Hove], Miss Bruce Simson, valuation for probate of wearing apparel, 4 Apr 1902; 48 Kings Road Arches [Brighton], inventory; 57 Regency Square [Brighton], rough valuation, 19 Jun 1902; 24 St Michael's Place [Brighton], sale particulars, spring 1902; 89 Lansdowne Place [Hove], notes on condition of premises, 18 Mar 1902; Aylesbury Villa, Furze Hill [Hove], valuation of tenant's fittings, 26 Apr 1902; 57 Regency Square [Brighton], fixtures

Valuation book O  AMS6508/7/8  1901-1902

Contents:
20 Brunswick Square [Hove], Sir Arthur Fremantle deceased, valuation for probate, 25 Nov 1901; 32 Brunswick Terrace [Hove], valuation; 25 Sillwood Road [Brighton], schedule of fixtures; 43 St Aubyns [Hove], valuation, 27 Nov 1902

Valuation book P  AMS6508/7/9  1901

Contents:
Wick Hall, Furze Hill [Hove], Greville Smyth deceased, valuation for succession duty,11 Dec 1901

Valuation book S  AMS6508/7/10  1902-1912

Contents:
Maisonette [Hurstpierpoint], inventory, 15 Apr 1902; List of properties and valuations [Portslade]; 37 Sillwood Road [Brighton], inventory, 17 Jun 1912

Valuation book U  AMS6508/7/11  1902

Contents:
The Bungalow [Hassocks], Somerset Gough Calthorpe Esq, inventory and valuation for insurance purposes, 3 Jan 1902

Valuation book W  AMS6508/7/12  [c1902]-1969

Contents:
63 Tisbury Road [Hove], inventory; brief notes of properties of the 1960s

Valuation books series 8  AMS6508/8  [n.d.]

Contents:
Small numbers on spine, dark blue, plain covers. Orange labels for "Drake, Driver and Leaver", numbered 104021 and 1102528 inside the covers

Valuation book 305  AMS6508/8/1  1905

Contents:
6 Lansdowne Square [Hove], inventory, Oct 1905

Valuation book 332  AMS6508/8/2  1902

Contents:
Palmeira Square, [Hove], Mrs Montefiore, deceased, valuation for probate, 28 Apr 1902; 7 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], General Vachell deceased, as pointed out by William Vachell, valuation for probate of effects, 14 Jul 1902; 8 Montpelier Villas [Brighton], survey under lease, (dated 29 Sept 1899), 24 Oct 1902; 21 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], particulars and measurements; 4 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], fittings

Valuation book 355  AMS6508/8/3  [c1904]

Contents:
3 Sillwood Place [Brighton], inventory

Valuation book 382  AMS6508/8/4  1904

Contents:
15 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], Colonel Goff, survey for dilapidations under lease, 31 Oct 1904; Colonel Goff, tenant's fittings, 10 Nov 1904; Colonel Goff's curios in 3 extra cases in Museum, 29 Nov 1904

Valuation book 414  AMS6508/8/5  1903

Contents:
21 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], Mocatta to Whalley, survey for dilapidations under lease, (dated 24 Jul; 1903)

Valuation books series 9  AMS6508/9  [n.d.]

Contents:
Red covers

Valuation book Paper label on spin, '9', possibly one preceded by another digit Paper label on cover, '(3)25'  AMS6508/9/1  1910-1920

Contents:
11 St Catherine's Terrace [Hove], inventory, 4 Aug 1910; 8 Second Avenue, [Hove], Sir Inigo Thomas, valuation of certain fittings, 9 Dec 1920; 17 Langdale Gardens [Hastings], for S H Palmer of Westwood, Holmesdale Gardens, [Hastings], inventory; 9 Wilbury Gardens [Hove], inventory

Valuation book Marked in ink on spine, 'A1'  AMS6508/9/2  1910-1916

Contents:
71 Langdale Road, [Hove], Hobson; 11 Blomfield Court, Maida Vale [London], inventory of furnishings and effects, Sep 1910; Raglan House, 99 The Drive [Hove], Clayton and Black, for tenants, A Grey Esq and Mrs Moran, valuation of dilapidations, Nov 1910; 7 Vallance Road [Hove], Mrs Mellor, inventory, 8 Jun 1916; 83 The Chase, Clapham SW [London], F W Brown Esq, valuation

Valuation books series 10  AMS6508/10  [n.d.]

Contents:
Embossed "Winkworths, 22 Preston Street, Brighton", on front covers. From valuation book 512, this becomes "Winkworths, FAI" of the same address and additionally "188 Church Road, Hove"

Valuation book 434  AMS6508/10/1  1908-1958

Contents:
Harestone Notes, valuation of jewellery, silver, curios, 31 Dec 1908; 11 York Grove [Brighton], Ada Major deceased, valuation; 99 Church Road [Hove]; 5 C[ ], Avenue; 9 C[ ], Avenue; 54b W[ ]; 54a W[ ], Sarah Anne Elysa, valuations (largely illegible), 24 Apr 1955; 14 Welbeck Avenue, [Hove], James George Callcut, valuation, 30 Aug 1956; 59 Lansdowne Place [Hove], Mrs E J Renton deceased, valuation; 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27 Netherwood Street, Kilburn [London], NW6, (details of years remaining on lease), 20 Feb 1957; 24 Clarendon Road, Leytonstone [London], E11, (details of years remaining on lease), 20 Feb 1957; 57 Fairways, Dyke Road, valuation, 22 Feb 1957; 2/11 Wilbury Road [Hove], valuation, 26 Feb 1957; 47 Coleman Avenue [Hove], 20 May 1957; Flat 3, 107 The Drive, Hove, 10 Jul 1957; 2 [ ], Hove, Miss G H Webb deceased, valuation, 23 Aug 1957; 56 St Leonard's Gardens, Hove, Miss Helen Mary Cadaway; Embassy Court [Brighton], Office and Flats 26,17, 36, 46, 66, 27, 4, 67, 77, 87, 26 Nov 1958; 13 Albert Road [Brighton]; 1 Raphael Road [Hove], Mrs Mason deceased; 59 [ ], Crescent

Valuation book 437  AMS6508/10/2  1909

Contents:
32 Dean Street [Brighton], schedule of landlord's fittings, Jul 1909; 66 Brunswick Place [Brighton], Jackson deceased, valuation for probate, 18 Sept 1911; 6 Windlesham Road [Brighton], Mrs Deane, fittings and fixtures to be taken by Dr Blaker, 1 Oct 1911; 6 Sillwood Mansions [Brighton], valuation of linoleums; 20 Clifton Terrace [Brighton], Dr J P Phene deceased, valuation for probate; Kings Hotel, valuation for company purposes, 1 Jul 1912; Aylesbury, Furze Hill [Hove], specification of repairs, 2 Jul 1912; 44 Western Road Brighton; 32 Clarence Square [Brighton]; 13 Palmeira Mews, [Hove], schedule of landlord's fixtures; Westwood St Dunstans, Mayfield, schedule of fixtures, including fixtures in the gardens, 21 and 28 Jun 1911; 13 Windlesham Gardens [Brighton], schedule of fixtures

Valuation book 451  AMS6508/10/3  1909

Contents:
6 Vernon Terrace [Brighton], Colbourne, repairs; 451 St Aubyns Mansion [Hove], Mr Walker, survey before lease is granted, 24 Jun 1909

Valuation book 462  AMS6508/10/4  1910

Contents:
6 Eaton Place, Kemptown [Brighton], W H Holden, inventory of furniture and effects, 19 Feb 1910

Valuation book 470  AMS6508/10/5  1909

Contents:
3 St Aubyns Mansions [Hove], draft inventory, Nov 1909; Aylesbury Villa, Furze Hill [Hove], Sir Barry Cusack-Smith KCMG, inventory of tenant's fittings and additional items to be purchased

Valuation book 496  AMS6508/10/6  [c1911]-1950

Contents:
23 Brunswick Terrace, Flat 1 [Hove], inventory; White House, Flat 3, particulars; 4 Brunswick Terrace [Hove], list of pictures; 19 Reynolds Road [Hove], Grace Arnett, valuation, 4 Jan 1950

Valuation book 512  AMS6508/10/7  [c1912]

Contents:
2 Palmeira Square [Hove], inventory, (continued)

Valuation book 517  AMS6508/10/8  1912-1942

Contents:
3 Buckingham Road [Brighton], Mr C Lynn deceased, valuation for probate and draft valuation for insurance, 3 Mar 1912; 6 Windlesham Road [Brighton]; 23 Brunswick Terrace [Hove], particulars; 5 Waterloo Street [Hove], schedule of landlord's fixtures; 22 Viceroy Lodge [Hove], Brig General C W Frizell DSO MC, valuation for insurance of furniture and effects, 20 Apr 1938; 89 Kings Road [Brighton], Mrs M A Tower deceased, valuation, 4 Sep 1941; Israel Woolf Israel, Alfred Israel deceased, rent from properties, 8 Sep 1941; 11 Davigdor Road [Hove], William John Kingston deceased, 4 Aug 1942; The Winniates, 27 Osmond Road [Hove], valuation; 11 Davigdor Road [Hove], valuation of particulars; 159 Lewisham Road, Miss E M Jenner deceased, list of properties and income from rent, 23 Jul 1942; Grapevine Cottage, High Street [Hurstpierpoint], Mr G Brown deceased, valuation for probate, 21 Mar 1912

Valuation book 521  AMS6508/10/9  1913-1925

Contents:
The Limes [Hurstpierpoint], Percy J Smith deceased, valuation, 7 Feb 1913; 204 High Road [Balham], valuation, Jul 1913; (same property as above?), Miss C E A Smith deceased, valuation for probate, Mar 1916; 7 Third Avenue [Hove], Mrs T [ ] Parry deceased, valuation for probate, 10 Apr 1913; 62 Regency Square [Brighton], valuation for advising trustees, 18 Apr 1918; 81 The Drive [Hove], Sidney Herbert deceased; 5 Bedford Place [Brighton], Mrs Anne Rowley, valuation; 4 Temple Gardens [Brighton], Sarah Ann Stephens, valuation; Romany Rye, Wetback Avenue [Hove], Arthur John Hore deceased, 29 Apr 1925; The Croft [Burgess Hill], valuation; The Oaks [Burgess Hill], Miss Goode; Oakdene [Burgess Hill]; Playing Fields [Burgess Hill]; Thornhurst [Burgess Hill]; Avondale [Burgess Hill]; Dalegarth, Old Shoreham Road; Anchor Cottage, Milgate Avenue; London County and Westminster Bank, Holland Road [Hove], contents of plate chest, 20 May 1913

Valuation book 535  AMS6508/10/10  [c1913]-1967

Contents:
33 Wilbury Gardens [Hove], inventory of furniture and effects (continuation); 7 St Anne's Court, Nizells Avenue [Hove], Mrs E K Parker deceased; 17 Glendor Road [Hove], Ruby Dorothy Blythe, 8 Feb 1965; 7 St Annes Court, Nizells Avenue [Hove], Mrs Parker of 55 Appleton Garden, Eastbourne, valuation; 26 Salisbury Road, (ground floor flat), [Hove], Mrs Mary Matthews who died 29 Aug 1965, valuation; 19a The Drive [Hove]; 57 Langdale Gardens [Hove], valuation; 21 Park Street [Brighton]; 51 Livingstone Road [Hove]; 113 St Leonards Avenue [Hove], valuation, 16 May 1966; 85 Way Road; 21 Walsingham Road [Hove]; 13 T [ ], Square, 13 Jun 1966; 38 Richmond Road [Brighton]; Lyncombe, 33 Roadean Road [Brighton]; 16 Isabel Lane [Hove], 17 Oct 1966; 58 Tivoli Crescent [Brighton]; 14 Frederick Road [Brighton]; 5 Westbourne Villas [Hove]; 20 Brunswick Place [Hove], 31 Jan 1967

Valuation book 548  AMS6508/10/11  1913

Contents:
68 Regency Square [Brighton], Abbotts Residential Hotels Ltd, inventory of furniture and effects, Dec 1913

Valuation book 555  AMS6508/10/12  1913-1914

Contents:
Provisional valuations, Oct 1913; 7 Western Terrace, frontage; 39 Bedford Square; 44 Western Road, calculations, 5 Nov 1913; 31 Bedford Square, particulars, 17 Nov 1913; 15 Norfolk Square, frontage; Harfield Place [Harfield], valuation and diagrams, 25 Nov 1913; Bleak House, Dyke Road [Brighton], valuation, 30 Jan 1914; 32 Mount Zion Place [Brighton], site valuation, 30 Jan 1914; 10 Sillwood Road [Brighton], valuation of property, 19 Feb 1914; 7 Norfolk Road [Brighton], property valuation, 2 Mar 1914; 14 Oriental Place [Brighton], property valuation; 6 George Street Gardens [Brighton], property valuation; 61 London Road [Brighton], property valuation; Horn Court, 54 and 56 Horn Villas; 36 Norfolk Road [Brighton], property valuation; 44 Norfolk Road [Brighton], property valuation; 12 Temple Street [Brighton], property valuation, 17 Apr 1914; 4 Lower Steine [Brighton], property valuation; 13 Bedford Place [Brighton], property valuation, Apr 1914; 6 Bedford Place [Brighton], valuation; 25 Oriental Place [Brighton], valuation; 23 Oriental Place [Brighton], valuation; 24 Oriental Place [Brighton], valuation; 128 North Street [Brighton], valuation; 129 North Street [Brighton], valuation; 130 North Street [Brighton], valuation; 134 North Street [Brighton], valuation; 135 North Street [Brighton], valuation; Bedford Court, Bedford Place [Brighton]; 72 Trafalgar Street [Brighton]; 33 Trafalgar Street [Brighton]; 14 Palmeira Avenue [Hove]; Land, Rochester Gardens [Hove]; 23 Preston Street [Brighton]; 24 Chapel Mews [Hove]; 24 Waterloo Street [Hove]; 2 Waterloo Street [Hove]; 1 Waterloo Street [Hove]; 15 Park Crescent [Brighton]; Moores, Preston Street [Brighton]; 32 Windsor Street [Brighton]; 37 Portland Street [Brighton]; 1 and 2 Sussex Square; 10 Oriental Place [Brighton]; 123 and 128 Kings Road [Brighton]; 103 Kings Road [Brighton]; 1 Oriental Place [Brighton]; 146, 147, 148 Kings Road [Brighton]; Mercia House, Lansdowne Road [Hove]; 60 Wilbury Road [Hove]; 7, 108, 126, 127, 204 Western Road [Brighton]; 104 Marine Parade [Brighton]; Tongdean, Dyke Road [Brighton]

Valuation book 559  AMS6508/10/13  1914

Contents:
Barons Down, Brighton Road [Lewes], Hon Mrs Anson, inventory of furniture and effects, Jul 1914

Valuation book 560  AMS6508/10/14  1914

Contents:
Barons Down, Brighton Road [Lewes], property of Hon Mrs Anson, inventory of furniture and effects (continued), Jul 1914

Valuation book 570  AMS6508/10/15  1914

Contents:
13 Windlesham Gardens [Brighton], inventory of furniture and effects, 19 Oct 1914

Valuation book 571  AMS6508/10/16  1914

Contents:
7 Third Avenue [Hove], inventory and valuation, 1914; Wavertree House, Furze Hill [Hove]; 29 Clifton terrace [Brighton], list of furniture; 50 Beaconsfield Villas [Brighton], Madame Marsh deceased, valuation for probate; 26 Norfolk Road [Brighton], valuation for transfer, 13 Nov 1922; 12 Brunswick Square [Hove], valuation of contents for deed of gift; Scotch Tea Shop, Preston Street [Hove], valuation of consumable stores, 30 Nov 1922; 12 Regency Square [Brighton], valuation of consumable stores, 3 Dec 1924

Valuation book 572  AMS6508/10/17  1915-1916

Contents:
3 Regency Square [Brighton], draft inventory; Hatherley, Dyke Road [Brighton], Mrs V M Frewer deceased, effects, 29 Nov 1915; 14 Royal Crescent [Brighton], Miss Napier Ford, valuation of fittings, 16 Jul 1916; 19 Castle Street [Brighton], Dunlop, survey, 24 Nov 1915

Valuation book 573  AMS6508/10/18  [c1914]-1924

Contents:
7 Third Avenue [Hove], inventory and valuation on bathroom, (see valuation books 571 and 575 in series AMS6508/10) [c1914]; 24 Westbourne Villas [Hove], Rose Alice Goddard deceased; Shoreham Camp; 9 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], Mrs Marion Miller deceased, valuation for probate; 35 Waterloo Street [Hove], valuation of tobacconist and stationary shop; 50 Hereford Road, [W2], inventory; Blatchington Court [Seaford], valuation for transfer on behalf of vendor, 22 Nov 1923; 43 Medina Villas [Hove], Mrs Rosalina Boothby deceased, valuation; Broadmeadow [Ditchling], valuation of fittings, 4 Jul 1924; Wavertree House, Furze Hill [Hove], Rev R C Latham Browne, valuation for probate

Valuation book 575  AMS6508/10/19  [c1914]-1936

Contents:
7 Third Avenue [Hove], valuation, [c1914] (see valuation books 571 and 575 in series AMS6508/10); A valuation unlabelled; Mrs Hodgson deceased, jewellery; Casements, Heath Common [Storrington], Miss Edith Mary Sanders deceased; Unlabelled valuations; 2 Berkeley Court, Kings Road [Brighton], Herbert Leman deceased, valuation; 194 New Church Road [Hove], Joseph Edward Webb deceased, valuation of particulars of rented properties; 6 Western Street [Hove], GR Mckee, property valuation; 15a Berriedale Avenue [Hove], valuation; Glenthorne, Wickham Hill [Hassocks], Recte Hurstpierpoint, Mrs Eleanor Allen deceased, 14 Oct 1936; 3 Wellington Place [Hastings], Edward Charles Bartlet deceased, valuation, including details of properties in Milner Road, Brighton; 23 and 24 Aberdeen Road [Brighton]; 105 Livingstone Road [Hove]; 20 Joln Street [Brighton]; 24, 31, 38, Essex Street [Brighton]; 11 Elder Place [Brighton]; 10 St Mary Magdalane Street; Four properties in Willesden; Forge Stores [Poynings], valuation; 9, 3, 1, Clifton Terrace [Brighton]; 59 Buckingham Road [Brighton], A A Boucher deceased, valuation; Stores; Sutton Drove [Seaford], valuation; Turberville Garage, 53 and 54 Dyke Road [Brighton], Turberville Smith, Solicitor, valuation of flats and lock up garages

Valuation book 576  AMS6508/10/20  1914

Contents:
Hanbury, 8 Vernon Terrace [Brighton], inventory of furniture and effects, Dec 1914

Valuation book 578  AMS6508/10/21  1915

Contents:
25 Brunswick Road [Hove], dilapidations; Mrs Solomon deceased, 9 Mar 1915; List of properties and valuations; 53 Waterloo Street [Hove]; 58 Kings Road [Brighton]; 59 North Street [Brighton]; 46 North Street [Brighton]; 200 Western Road [Brighton]; 12 Regency Square [Brighton]; 69 a and b Preston Street [Brighton]; 12 Brunswick Terrace Stables [Hove], survey after military occupation, 22 Mar 1915; 2 Waterloo Street [Hove], dilapidations; 24 Powis Square [Brighton], auction particulars; Saxonhurst [Hassocks], landlord's fixtures and fittings, 28 Apr 1915; 9 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], from Mr and Mrs Calrow to Mrs Miller, landlord's and tenants fixtures and fittings included in the sale of the freehold, 19 May 1915; Hatherly, Dyke Road [Brighton], auction particulars, 23 Jun 1915; 32 Clarence Square [Brighton], dilapidations; 1 and 2 Regency Square Mews [Brighton], Mrs Solomon, valuation; 26 Burlington Street [Brighton]; 45 Park Crescent [Brighton]; 40 Park Crescent [Brighton]; 31 Park Crescent [Brighton]; 4 Park Crescent [Brighton]; 3 Park Crescent [Brighton]; 7 Queensbury Mews [Brighton]; 59 Regency Square [Brighton]

Valuation book 581  AMS6508/10/22  1915

Contents:
Haslemere Hotel, 21 - 31 Montpelier Road [Brighton], inventory or furniture, 9 Jan 1915

Valuation book 582  AMS6508/10/23  1915-1916

Contents:
Haslemere Hotel (contd); 8 Melville Road [Hove], particulars, 2 Jun 1916; 69A Preston Street [Brighton], Mrs Minnie Bennett, schedule of landlord's fittings; 33 - 34 Preston Street [Brighton], Mr J and Mrs Biggins deceased, valuation for probate, including contents of drapers shop, 29 Nov 1916; The Cottage [Barcombe], valuation, 2 Dec 1916; 67 Regency Square [Brighton], valuation, 16 Mar 1916; 48 Western Road [Brighton], brief schedule

Valuation book 585  AMS6508/10/24  [c1915]

Contents:
1 St Aubyns Mansions [Hove], inventory

Valuation book 589  AMS6508/10/25  [c1915]-1971

Contents:
Cliffe Cottage [Rottingdean], schedule of landlord's fittings; 1 White House, Lansdowne Street [Hove], schedule; brief notes on a variety of properties dated from 1969 to 1971 (later addition in biro)

Valuation book 599  AMS6508/10/26  1914-1915

Contents:
The Retreat, North Common [Chailey], Mr Arthur Townsend, schedule of the whole of the fixtures and fittings; Copy of survey made, Nov 1914; The Cottage, dilapidations, 27 Nov 1914; Star Model Laundry [Portslade], valuation for mortgage, 11 Jan 1915; 89 Church Road [Hove], Sommer's effects; 3 St Johns Road [Hove], survey, 29 Nov 1915; 13 Bedford Place, upper flat [Brighton], schedule of furniture, 6 Dec 1915; Tressillian, Regency Square [Brighton], schedule of work, 8 Dec 1915; Richmond House, [Aldwick near Bognor], inventory of furniture and contents, Jul 1915

Valuation books series 11  AMS6508/11  [n.d.]

Contents:
A series. Green labels for "Shaw and Sons", all dated 1915, inside the covers

Valuation book 3A  AMS6508/11/1  1916

Contents:
27 Brunswick Terrace, [Hove], inventory of certain furniture and utensils; 2 Pierpoint Terrace, [Hurstpierpoint], W P Boniface, deceased, valuation for probate, 9 Mar 1916; Hamilton Lodge 29 Hamilton Road [Brighton], inventory

Valuation book 4A  AMS6508/11/2  1915

Contents:
6 Adelaide Crescent, [Hove], inventory of furniture and effects, 7 Jul 1915

Valuation book 7A  AMS6508/11/3  [c1915]

Contents:
29 Adelaide Crescent, [Hove], valuation

Valuation book 8A  AMS6508/11/4  [c1915]

Contents:
23 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], valuation

Valuation book 11A  AMS6508/11/5  1915-1925

Contents:
Tressillian Regency Square [Brighton], inventory for transfer, 30 Nov 1915; 34 Pembroke Avenue [Hove], Mrs Elizabeth Rolanda Jackson deceased, valuation for probate, 4 Jul 1916; 15 Chesham Place [Brighton], Mrs E P Marshall deceased, valuation for probate, 4 Mar 1916; 13 Montpelier Street [Brighton]; 2 Chatham Place [Brighton]; Sillwood Hall Hotel, Montpelier Road, [Brighton], G A Deveson, valuation for transfer, 19 Jan 1922, (code word of letters and symbols written out); Haslemere Hotel [125, Preston Road], valuation of consumable stores; 2 and 4 Cambridge Road, [Hove], Councillor Roach, valuation of certain effects, 3 Apr 1922; Sillwood Hall Hotel [Brighton], valuation of consumable stores, 10 Apr 1922; 34 Sillwood Road [Brighton], inventory and valuation of tenant's fittings to be paid by the purchaser, 28 Sept 1925; Brighton and Hove Laundry, [101], Conway Street, Hove, valuation for balance sheet of company (typed copy and letter loose in this book)

Valuation book 16A  AMS6508/11/6  1916

Contents:
104 Marine Parade [Brighton], valuation, 24 Jan 1916, (extensive detail, see also AMS6508/11/7)

Valuation book 18A  AMS6508/11/7  1916-1918

Contents:
104 Marine Parade [Brighton], valuation, (continued from AMS6508/11/6), 24 Jan 1916; Henry Moore, deceased, probate, 28 Dec 1918 Index to books 16A and 18A and list of silver, 16 Jan 1916

Valuation book 23A  AMS6508/11/8  1916

Contents:
No reference, inventory; Mrs V Whittaker deceased, valuation for probate, jewellery at Union of London and Smith Bank, North Street, Brighton and at 35 Sillwood Road, 29 Apr 1916; E Riseden, valuation for mortgage, properties in Hammersmith and Deptford, 12 May 1916; Crondall, Dyke Road [Brighton], schedule of landlord's fixtures, 7 Jan 1916; 25 Brunswick Road [Hove], assessment valuation, 8 Aug 1916

Valuation book 24A  AMS6508/11/9  [c1916]

Contents:
Hollywood Hotel, inventory of furniture and effects

Valuation book 25A  AMS6508/11/10  1917-1925

Contents:
(see also AMS6508/11/9); Hollywood (cont); 3, Oriental Place [Brighton], Mr and Mrs Snapper deceased, valuation for probate, 7 Mar 1917; Bleak House, Dyke Road, Round Hill Crescent, [Brighton]; JH Carson deceased, valuation for probate; 33 Sillwood Road [Brighton], Mrs Hendesson deceased, probate; 3 Eaton Gardens [Hove], Wilmot Lane deceased, valuation for probate, 6 Mar 1924; 21 Brunswick Square [Hove], valuation; 34 Adelaide Crescent [Hove], valuation of furniture; 24 Regency Square [Brighton], Mrs S A Craddock deceased, valuation for probate, 11 Sep 1924; 10 Hove Seaside Villas [Hove], Arthur Boucher Esq, schedule of dilapidations accrued during tenancy, 3 Nov 1925; 12 Montpelier Villas [Brighton], Hon Mrs Wells deceased, valuation for probate of contents and effects, 6 Nov 1925; Sailing Club [Brighton], valuation of furniture, effects and fitments, 16 Nov 1925; Albemerle Hotel,Sarah Louise Vaughan deceased, valuation for probate, 21 Dec 1925; 3 Brunswick Terrace [Hove], valuation; Kennington, Lloyd Road [Hove], valuation; 3 The Droveway [Hove], survey

Valuation book 27A  AMS6508/11/11  1916-1970

Contents:
Flat 3, Sillwood Mansions [Brighton], furniture and effects, 1 Jun 1916; 19 Old Steine, Central Hotel [Brighton], valuation of furniture and effects, 30 Mar 1920; 39 Hamilton Road, [Brighton], Mr Rhoades deceased, valuation for probate, 21 Jan 1921; 6 Goldstone Close [Hove], 5 Sep 1968; 4 Coleman Avenue [Brighton]; 39 Hova Villas [Hove], 15 Oct 1968; 72 Marine Avenue [Hove], 20 Oct 1968; 130 Hangleton Way [Hove]; 21 Montague, Place [Brighton], 30 Jun 1969; 33 Woodgate Road, [Eastbourne], 26 Jun 1969; 18 Westbourne Gardens [Hove]; 4 Ambleside Avenue, Telscombe Cliffs, 23 Jul 1970; 41 Ladies Mile Road, Patcham [Brighton]

Valuation book 44A  AMS6508/11/12  1916

Contents:
137 Bedford House, Kings Road [Brighton], inventory, 28 Nov 1916

Valuation book 49A  AMS6508/11/13  1918-1934

Contents:
7 Brunswick Square [Hove], schedule of landlord's fixtures, 24 Apr 1918; 36 Sillwood Road [Brighton], fixtures, 6 May 1918; Morris Shop, 68b Preston Street [Brighton], 17 May 1918; 24 Hill Street, Mayfair, W Hamilton Edward Browne deceased, valuation; Wilmington Cross Road, [smash], repair brickwork; Barclays Bank Town Hall Branch [Hove], Amy T Irton deceased, inventory; 70 Pembroke Crescent [Hove], E D Bagott Esq deceased, inventory of contents; 18 Langdale Gardens [Hove], Mrs Jessie Marie Willis, valuation; Cherbourg House, Kingsley Terrace, 14 Sep 1934

Valuation book 56A  AMS6508/11/14  1918-1933

Contents:
3229 Preston Drove [Brighton], Catherine Regan deceased, valuation for probate of personal effects and jewellery, 3 Oct 1918; Forest Hotel, Chingford, valuation; 95 Marine Parade [Worthing], valuation for mortgage; Wavertree House, Furze Hill [Hove], Mrs F Latham Browne deceased, 17 May 1933; 104a Church Road [Hove], Paul Newman deceased, valuation of furniture; 150, 151, Kings Road [Brighton], Mrs A Emily Frost deceased, valuation; Gladalan, Upper Shoreham Road [Shoreham by Sea], James Manvell deceased, valuation

Valuation book 74A  AMS6508/11/15  1919-1920

Contents:
21 West Drive [Brighton], Samuel Ernest De Leslie deceased, inventory and valuation for probate, 10 Apr 1919; 25 Lower Rock Gardens [Brighton], executors of Mrs Jane Pitt deceased, 19 Aug 1919; 8 Melville Road [Hove], valuation, 3 Jul 1920

Valuation book 76A  AMS6508/11/16  1917-1942

Contents:
9 Westbourne Villas [Hove], Mrs Goode, Oct 1917; The Sycamores [Newick], Mrs Eliza Hodgson deceased, valuation for probate, 28 Dec 1920; 122 High Street [Harlesden], Mrs Fanny Williams deceased, valuation of listed tenancies and right of way, 24 Jun 1925; 2/10 Brunswick Square [Hove], Edward Henry Fitzgerald OBE, Mrs Jessie Fitzgerald, valuations, 15 Apr, 1941; 66 Lyndhurst Road [Hove], F Spring Watts deceased, valuation, 2 Jul 1941; 2 Church Terrace [Hurstpierpoint], particulars, 7 Feb 1942; Lt Col EJ Tickell (continuation), valuation; 6 Somerhill Road [Hove], Mrs Caroline Jackson (of 35 Rue Madahegh Cairo), valuation; Banks Farm [Barcombe], valuation of crops and machinery

Valuation book 92A  AMS6508/11/17  1917

Contents:
26 Clarence Square [Brighton], inventory, Dec 1917; 12 Brunswick Square [Hove], repairs required; 34 Wilbury Crescent [Hove], A R Lewis deceased, inventory; 9 Vallance Road [Hove], particulars

Valuation books series 12  AMS6508/12  [n.d.]

Contents:
Valuation books and a notebook not belonging to any of series 1 to 11

Valuation book (no number)  AMS6508/12/1  1882-1884

Contents:
10 Sillwood Place [Brighton], valuation, Aug 1882; 3 Lansdowne Square, [Hove], inventory and valuation of articles taken under warrant for rent, Costick v Willans, condemned with Mr McFee at 24 Hanover Street, place of removal, 7 Mar 1883; 52 Brunswick Square, [Hove], from Lt Colonel Pocklington to Colonel Jameson, tenants fixtures appraised, valuation, (See AMS6508/1/4), Mar 1883; 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, Western Road [Hove]; 6 Sillwood Road [Brighton]; 44 Russell Square [Brighton]; 20 Cannon Place [Brighton], (for the above properties, particulars of property for legacy duty re: Caroline Desormeaux deceased and details of tenancies, leases expire during 1880s); 8 Church Road [Hove], inventory, Nov 1883; 44 Regency Square [Brighton], inventory, 23 Apr 1884

Valuation book 100  AMS6508/12/2  1890-1915

Contents:
11 Wellington Road [Brighton], inventory; 24 Selbourne Road [Hove], Mrs Atkins, inventory, 12 Apr 1890; 24 Chapel Mews [Brighton], Miss Louisa Harriett Percival deceased, valuation of particulars, 28 May 1900; 9 Wilbury Road [Hove], continuation of inventory, 26 Jun 1900; 24 Brunswick Terrace, valuation, 21 Apr and 24 Nov 1908; 24 Brunswick Terrace and 24 Chapel Mews, Miss Beatrice Percival deceased, valuation for estate duty, 27 Sep 1915

Valuation book (unnumbered)  AMS6508/12/3  1894-1971

Contents:
Sussex Lodge, [21], Westbourne Villas [Hove], inventory; 64 Brunswick Place [Hove], Mrs Hudson, requirements; 19 Vernon Terrace [Brighton], valuation, 2 Jul 1894; 4 Clarendon Terrace [Brighton], fixtures; 17 Sillwood Road [Brighton], requirements; 27 St Michael's Place [Brighton], fixtures; 27 Brangwyn Drive [Brighton], 13 Oct 1969; 2 Stanford Road [Brighton]; 44 Highcroft Villas [Brighton], 1 Jun 1971; 43 Hove Place [Hove], valuation for probate, 7 Jun 1971; 34 Trafalgar Road, [Portslade], 17 Jun 1971; 1 Crayford Road; 37 Russell Square [Brighton], landlord's fixtures; 14 Denmark Terrace [Brighton], Captain La Priniandage, dilapidations; 4 Palmeira Avenue [Hove]; 10 Tisbury Road [Hove], list of articles not to be sold by auction; 32 Buckingham Place [Brighton], accommodation

Notebook  AMS6508/12/5  1931-1937

Contents:
Notebook with key plans, measurements, calculations and trigonometry. Signed inside front cover, 'D. G. Barnard'. Memorandum of names and addresses; Eric H and Mrs M G Russell; Dutton Briard and Watts; J Rowntree, 72 West Street [Brighton]; G Cawthorn, Princes House; National Provincial Bank, North Street [Brighton]; K J S Llewellyn, Abchurch Chambers, 66 Buchanan ---, Bournemouth; Survey of Hotel Metrop properties, St Margaret's Place [Brighton]; Old Barn condition, 1937; Mr C Berman, 15 Powis Square [Brighton]; guarantor Mr L Phillips, 5 Brunswick Terrace [Hove]; Barclays, Clock Tower; Mr S Goodman, 40 Brunswick Terrace [Hove]; Memoranda, Feb 1931

Warbleton poor rate  AMS6509  1710

Source of acquisition: Document purchased 5 Feb 1999 (ACC 7849)


Warbleton poor rate assessment (incomplete)  AMS6509/1  May 1710


Related information: For other Warbleton parish records see PAR 501; AMS6033

Contents:
The assessment is a single folio which almost certainly formed part of the Warbleton overseers' rate and account book, Nov 1693 - Mar 1709, held by The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC; for microfilm see XA 25/2.

Photocopy conveyance of Whitby House, Hastings  AMS6510  1763

Source of acquisition: Document given 2 May 1999 (ACC 7893)


Conveyance ([lease and] release) for £26  AMS6510/1  20-21 Oct 1763

Administrative history:
It is clear that Edward Taught executed this conveyance of the reversion of Whitby House to his stepfather soon after achieving his majority. A fine of Whitby House, then occupied by John Ellams, was levied in 1734; it passed from John Honeysett of Dallington, wheelwright and his wife Martha and John Steevens of Bexhill, husbandman and his wife Mary, to Edward Taught of Hastings, mariner (GIL 1/25/45). For the will of Edward Taught of Hastings, innholder, bequeathing the house in which he lived to his wife Alice for life with reversion to his son Edward, 15 March 1759, proved at Lewes 2 April 1759, see W/A60.46. For the baptism of Edward, son of Edward and Alice Taught at Hastings St Clement, 13 Aug 1742, and the burial of Edward Taught of Castle, innholder, at Hastings St Clement, 30 March 1759, see PAR 367 1/1/5; for the marriage of Edward Cornwall of Castle, bachelor, and Alice Taught of Castle, widow, by licence at Hastings All Saints, 15 April 1760, see PAR 361 1/1/6.

Contents:
Edward Taught of Hastings, mariner (only son and devisee of Edward Taught of Hastings, innholder, deceased) to [his stepfather] Edward Cornwall of Hastings, innholder
the reversion (on the death of ET's mother Alice Cornwall) of a messuage, buildings and premises called Whitby House, upon or near the Stone Beach in Hastings St Mary in the Castle, occupied by EC W: Robert Pollard the younger, Nathaniel Bryant
[20 and] 21 Oct 1763

William Howard Smith, butcher, Lewes  AMS6511  1895-1914

Source of acquisition: Document donated 11 Mar 1999 (ACC 7852)


Administrative history:
William Howard Smith, butcher, was based at 10 Market Street, Lewes, at the time that the account book listed below was compiled, but also occupied premises at 39 St Anne's Crescent, Lewes, by 1915. The same business was carried on by Howard Smith from at least the 1930s.
Entries in Kelly's directories state that the business was established in 1817. Pigot's directory lists a William Smith, butcher, at 10 Market Street in 1828-1829. It also contains an entry for William Smith, butcher, of 39 High Street, Lewes, who may have been the same person. The latter occupied the premises in the High Street from at least 1794 (Universal British Directory).

Customer account book  AMS6511/1  Feb 1895-Nov 1897

Early pages in the volume are damaged through use as a child's scrapbook.

Letter, with envelope, to J G Smith from E Start, 7 Bedfordwell Road, Eastbourne  AMS6511/2  Jan 1914

Contents:
asking him to give a testimonial at the next Bible class; envelope forwarded from The Wallands, Lewes to Maidstone, Kent, c/o Mrs White; Jan 1914

Deeds of 6 The Green, Ringmer  AMS6512  [1827]-1972

Source of acquisition: Documents given 16 April 1999 (ACC 7883)


Deeds of 6 The Green, Ringmer  AMS6512/1  [1827]-1972

Source of acquisition: Documents given 16 April 1999 (ACC 7883)


Contents:
Six semi-detached houses, numbers 1-6 The Green, Ringmer, were built for Alfred Godden of Brighton shortly before 1894. The houses, with other property in the same area, formed lots 1-3 in the sale of Godden's estate in 1933 when 1-2 and 5-6 were bought by Lewis Arthur Geering, confectioner, who owned the property to the west of number 1. 5 and 6 the Green were known as Maudencote Cottages. In 1965 Geering's daughter sold 5 and 6 The Green to Haron Developments Ltd whose liquidator sold number 5 off in 1969 and number 6 in 1971.
The title to the land on which the houses were built was complicated. It consisted of two freehold and one copyhold tenements of the manor of Ringmer, described in 1894 as:
1 Messuage divided into two dwellings with buildings, close, orchards and garden (1a) at Ringmer Green (N: 2 below; E: land of Alfred George Edward Godden, before William Stevens and formerly Hannah Moore; S: a long narrow slip of land formerly belonging to Henry Hume Spence and conveyed by Frederick Martin and Margaret Martin to Alfred George Edward Godden on 30 Dec 1889; W: partly on lands formerly of Charles Stanford and now known as The Anchor Inn and partly on Ringmer Green) together with the dwelling houses or tenements recently built there by Alfred George Edward Godden; freehold tenement of the manor of Ringmer, quitrent 4d
2 Land (311/2), formerly waste of the manor of Ringmer, lying on the southern side of the Lewes to Horsebridge turnpike (S: 1 above; E, W, N: land now or formerly waste of the manor of Ringmer); former copyhold tenement of the manor of Ringmer, quitrent 5s 0d, enfranchised 1848
3 freehold strip (51/2p) behind 1 above and the properties to its E (N, NE: 1 above; W: the garden of the Anchor Inn; S, SW: a wall belonging to Margaret Martin; plan)
Leasehold interest in 1 and 2 above, inherited by A G E Godden in 1887
On 1 January 1827 Charles Bunting of Cliffe, butcher, (who had bought the freehold in 1825 - see below), granted a 70-year lease of the land to William Martin at £30 a year with an option to purchase for £600, which could be reduced by instalments of £50 or more (1).
The following day Martin paid £60 as part of the purchase money, reducing the rent to £27, at which rate it continued to be paid until 1894 (1).
On 6 June 1843 Martin mortgaged the lease for £100 to Thomas Huson, and the mortgage was discharged by George Bodle on his purchase of the lease on 29 August 1846. Bodle died on 29 January 1879 and the remainder of the leasehold interest vested in [?his grandson] Alfred George Edward Godden on the death of [?his mother] Ann Godden on 19 January 1887 (1).
Strip of land as 3 above, purchased by A G E Godden in 1889
On 29 August 1863 this and other land was sold by James Davies to Margaret Martin who, with her husband Frederick Martin of Lewes, formerly of Ringmer, gent, sold the strip to Alfred George Edward Godden of Brighton, butcher, for £10, reserving a right to enter to repair the wall, on 30 December 1889.
Freehold interest in 1 and 2 above, purchased by A G E Godden in 1894
The following three paragraphs are derived from the court-books of the manor of Ringmer, ESRO ADA 27 and 28.
Tenements 1 and 2 above, late Berry, before Smart and formerly Gower, were sold by Edward Nicholas of Ashton Keynes in Wiltshire, esq, to Charles Bunting of Cliffe, butcher, in 1825.
On 8 July 1834 the property was settled, with the rest of Charles Bunting's estate, for the benefit of his wife Sarah and their children; Bunting was then referred to as Charles Kennard Bunting.
On 3 September 1839 the trustees of Bunting's settlement sold the property to Henry Hillman of Cliffe, gent, who died on 28 December 1845.The property failed to sell at auction on 19 May 1846 and was sold by Hillman's executor James Hillman of Cambridge, builder, to Charles Hillman, gent, George Hillman, gent, Charlotte Hillman and Mary Ann Hillman, spinsters, all of Lewes, on 24 June 1847.
They were admitted to the copyhold on 25 November 1847 and enfranchised it on 1 September 1848. Mary Ann Hillman died intestate on 23 October 1845 and Charlotte Hillman died on 12 August 1875 (1).
By 1894, by the operation of the wills of the two sisters and the rules of intestate succession (specified), the estate was vested in Charles Hillman of 21 Westbourne Street, West Brighton, gent and George Hillman, a person of unsound mind acting by Charles Hillman (1).
In 1894 Alfred George Edward Godden, in whom the leasehold estate was vested, exercised the option contained in the lease of 1827 and the freehold reversion was conveyed to him by Charles Hillman and Alfred George Godden of Brighton, gent, on 29 March 1894 (1).
The whole estate
On 21 June 1898 Godden, then of High Croft Villas, Brighton, purchased a release of the seignory of the freehold tenement (1 above) for £14 10s 2d from William Langham Christie of Glyndebourne [in Glynde], lord of the manor of Ringmer (1).
Godden, of 7 Highcroft Villas, Dyke Road, Brighton, died on 24 March 1933 and his estate at Ringmer Green was auctioned in at least nine lots. On 29 September 1933 his executors (Amy Chambers of High Croft, Stafford Road, Seaford, spinster and Harold Montagu Blaker of 211 High Street, Lewes, solicitor) sold four semi-detached houses, forming lots 1 and 3 in the sale (plan), for £1035 to Lewis Arthur Geering of the Green, Ringmer, confectioner, the owner of a property to the West of lot 1. Other lots were sold to Edwin Henry Divall, Captain John Christie, Gertrude Mary Barrand and Ernest Edward Colwell (2). On 16 August 1935 John Christie sold land to the south-west of 1-6 The Green to Geering, reserving restrictive covenants (8).
On 24 March 1938 Geering, as owner of Maudencote Cottages [5 and 6 the Green], granted a licence to Ernest Colwell, owner of a bungalow called The Bungalow to the rear of Maudencote, to make a connection to his pipe for the supply of water to The Bungalow (3).
Geering died at Ringmer on 27 August 1956 and his widow Rose Geering at 89 Houndean Rise, Lewes, on 15 December 1962. On 21 October 1963 his surviving executrix, his daughter Constance Rose, wife of Cyril Alfred Elphick of 89 Houndean Rise, assented to the vesting of her father's estate in herself. As well as 5 and 6 The Green, the estate consisted of 14 and 16 West Street, Lewes, 99 Western Road and a dairy in De Montfort Road, Lewes, Southdown Villa and Toronto Villa, Ringmer and six acres of land at Norlington in Ringmer (4).
On 8 November 1965 Mrs Elphick sold 5 and 6 the Green to Haron Development Ltd of 21/22 Poland Street, Oxford Street, London W1 for £4500 (5); the company, then registered at 3 Station Parade, Lancing, mortgaged the properties to Barclays Bank to secure its overdraft on 13 June 1966, discharged on 31 August 1967 (6). Liquidators of Haron Development were appointed on 24 October 1967 and sold 5 the Green off to Bertram Frederick Courage and Edith Mary Courage of Broyle Mill Farm, Ringmer, for £2525 on 30 October 1969. The plan attached to the deed shows the flying freeholds between numbers 5 and 6 The Green (7-9, 5).
On 16 August 1971 the liquidators sold 6 The Green, which had been declared unfit for human habitation on 26 June 1969, to the occupiers, Harold Raymond Buckwell and his wife Vera Annie Buckwell, for £1000 (10-12).
Harold Raymond Buckwell of 6 The Green, butcher, died at the Victoria Hospital, Lewes, on 20 August 1972 (13).

Brighton parish poor rate  AMS6513  1911-1912

Source of acquisition: Document donated 24 Mar 1999 (ACC 7863)


Day-book of Edward Wright, parochial offices (poor rate collection), Princes Street, Brighton  AMS6513/1  Sep 1911-Jan 1912


Related information: For poor rates, 1744-1761, see AMS 5889, and for poor and other rates 1814-1958 (incomplete series) see BH/B/4

Contents:
The day-book belonged to the donor's father, Lionel Rogers, who worked in the rating offices. It is number 24 in a series, and contains information for use in poor rate valuations and assessments, including number of rooms and floors of buildings, and tenants' names; references to the disinfecting apparatus at Brighton Sanatorium, with a sketch, 9 Nov 1911; layout of Brighton Technical College, 5 Dec 1911; details of the construction of Volk's Electric Railway, 6 Dec 1911 and 24 Jan 1912.

Mrs W M Holman, Housedean Farm, Falmer: papers concerning the Pelham family  AMS6514  1926-1934

Source of acquisition: Documents donated 30 Mar 1999 (ACC 7866)



Related information: For records of the Pelham family of Stanmer, earls of Chichester, see CHR; AMS 2132-2133; ACC 2327/1/1-27; ACC 4600; ACC 7755/1-33 and SAS/A

Letters from Elizabeth Pelham, A[lice] Chichester, and L A M Gibson, to Mrs W M Holman, Housedean Farm, Falmer, written in reply to her letters of sympathy on the deaths of Jocelyn Brudenell Pelham, 6th Earl of Chichester, and Francis Godolphin Henry Pelham, 7th Earl of Chichester  AMS6514/1  Nov 1926-Dec 1926

Administrative history:
Mrs Holman was the mother of the donors

Order of funeral service for Jocelyn Brudenell Pelham, 6th Earl of Chichester; interred at Stanmer  AMS6514/2  17 Nov 1926

Newscutting concerning the death of Francis Godolphin Henry Pelham, 7th Earl of Chichester, and of The Hon John Buxton Pelham, 8th Earl of Chichester  AMS6514/3  26 Nov 1926

Signed photograph of The Rt Hon Alice Carr, Dowager Countess of Chichester, Old Mill House, Falmer, nd, 1920s  AMS6514/4  [n.d.]

Order of funeral service for Alice, Countess of Chichester, died 1 Feb 1934; interred at Stanmer  AMS6514/5  6 Feb 1934

Newscutting concerning the funeral of Alice, Countess of Chichester  AMS6514/6  [Feb 1934]

Manuscript album of verse compiled by Mary Ann Gilbert and presented to Lord and Lady Ashburnham  AMS6515  21 June 1823

Source of acquisition: Document purchased 18 May 1999 (ACC 7903)


Contents:
This album is written in the hand of Mary Ann Gilbert (1776-1845) and her associated calling-card (AMS6515/2) suggests that it was surreptitiously left in Lady Ashburnham's carriage after a visit to Ashburnham Place in January 1823.
Mary Ann, daughter of Thomas Gilbert of Cliffe, grocer (d1782), married Davies Giddy (1767-1839), MP for Bodmin and a future president of the Royal Society, in 1808; he took her name when she succeeded to the Gilbert estate in Eastbourne on the death of her uncle Charles Gilbert in 1816. For the archive of the family, see GIL, and for examples of her handwriting see her memoirs, GIL 4/313.
The volume, written on paper watermarked 1819 and containing verses dated between 1806 and 1821, has the appearance of having been written at one sitting. The opening piece, 'Verses, written and designed for an album, at Ashburnham Place', was written by Mary Ann Gilbert when a guest at Ashburnham in 1812, the year in which the estate was inherited by George Ashburnham (1760-1830). It is at twenty pages the most substantial in the volume, and among the most interesting. The poem describes the house and improved grounds, 'where Brown rais'd up the massy round' and the bridge-building works by Lord Ashburnham, who invoked 'Vitruvious to his aid'. The neatness and prosperity of the surrounding estate is commented on at length, allowing the author to denigrate the French and the 'fierce philosophy of Paine' who would have it turned into the chaos witnessed across the channel. Reference is made to the iron industry, and local antiquities described: Pevensey, Herstmonceux, Bexhill and the guarding of the coast by the King's German Legion, Battle Abbey, the Gibraltar Monument at Heathfield and the beauties of Crowhurst Park.
The verse, much of it in rhyming couplets, is amusing if often facile, and the poet misses few chances to display her learning; several of the pieces are in French. Several of the poems can be related to Mary Ann Gilbert's own life or to contemporary events; not for the first time, the family's windows were broken in rioting by the supporters of Queen Caroline in 1819 (DNB sn Davies Gilbert; page 68 of the album).
The volume provides an interesting insight into the intellectual life of the woman who played a crucial role in the development of Eastbourne.

Manuscript verse album bound in morocco, with lock and key, quarto, paper watermarked 1819  AMS6515/1  [1823]

Contents:
Contents include the following:
page
1 Verses, written and designed for an album, at Ashburnham Place, 1812
47 petition to the dryads of Sheffield Place, addressed to the Earl of Sheffield
50 a London misery, 1812
57 Battle Abbey
59 to the Rt Hon J T..r at Brighton, 16 Jan 1820
65 On the Fetes [at Carlton House], in 1814
66 On the conversion of Tilt's extorting Tavern into a Chapel Royal, at Brighton
68 On the riots in 1819
76 To the Countess of Ashburnham, 1821

Printed visiting-card of Mrs [Mary Ann] Davies Gilbert  AMS6515/2  21 Jan 1823

Contents:
inscribed by her thanking her 'noble entertainers': 'at Ashburnham I have found that sunshine in Winter though passing too soon, is sweeter and dearer than sunshine in June. On my way in Lady A's carriage to Catsfield, 21 Jan 1823'

Copies of documents relating to Old Postman's Cottage, Alciston, and Professor Caroline Spurgeon  AMS6516  [1750]-c1970

Source of acquisition: Copies purchased 19 May 1999 (ACC 7905)


Copies information: Negatives are available of most of the photographs.


Administrative history:
A house was first built on the site of Old Postman's Cottage in about 1750; on 12 November of that year John Hayler of Alciston, husbandman, received a grant of half a rod of waste near the stocks on which he had built a cottage, to be held as a copyhold of the manor of Alciston by a quitrent of 6d. The property descended (for details see 19 below) to William Ridge of Lewes St Michael, and formed part of a much larger estate which he sold to Lord Gage on 6 December 1821 (for the deeds, including a valuation of the whole estate, see SAS/GA 437-480). The estate, which is clearly identifiable on the estate survey of 1822 (SAS/GACC 929), then included 'a substantial granary' and the cottage was occupied by Obediah Hudson, who had sold it to William Ridge in 1812 (SAS/GA 473; 19 below).
The house descended in the Gage estate and had become derelict by the end of the century. According to John Carter, interviewed in 1954 (16 below), it was used by George Dunford, the Lewes postman, as a resting-place between morning deliveries and evening collections; he is said to have kept livestock there. George Dunford and Samuel Dunford, both postmen, baptised children at Lewes St John sub Castro between 1872 and 1885.
By the end of the first world war only the chimney survived. Harold Edward Bell-Ayles Sheaves brought an army hut to the site and converted it into a bungalow (for a photograph see 17 below), purchased the site from Lord Gage for £150 on 16 March 1922 and sold it to Lewis Lewin for £1325 on 9 November the same year. In 1923 Lord Gage sold a shed and stables to Lewin, who sold the whole to Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (1877-1965), dean of Barnard College in New York, for £1750 on 29 September 1925 (20 below).
Dean Gildersleeve had met Caroline (Cara) Frances Eleanor Spurgeon (1869-1942), professor of English Literature at London University and a Chaucer scholar and author of Shakespeare's Imagery (1935), when Spurgeon visited New York as a delegate of the British Educational Mission to the United States in 1918; by Gildersleeve's account, the two women lived together for most of the following 24 years until Spurgeon's death in 1942. Both were prominent in the foundation of the International Federation of University Women, of which Spurgeon was president 1920-1924. For extracts from Many a Good Crusade, Dean Gildersleeve's memoirs and other biographical information on the two women, see 1-6 below.
Despite Gildersleeve's suggestion it is clear, both from the visitors' book and other parts of the memoirs (7, 4 below), that Spurgeon lived at Alciston with Lilian Clapham, her companion since 1896, and that the women were visited every summer by the dean of Barnard College.
Spurgeon was instrumental in the foundation of the International Hostel of the British Federation of University Women, designed by the architect Walter Godfrey, and to which Crosby Hall (for which see London Encyclopaedia, 213-4) was added in 1926-27. To Godfrey's designs, Old Postman's Cottage was transformed into a large comfortable house, augmented by a splendid library once the granary and adjoining land had been acquired from the Gage trustees in 1927.
Applications were submitted to Eastbourne RDC on 23 October 1925 and 26 September 1930 (DW/A6/15); in both cases the plans (DW/A1/2/75, 6/668) are missing and only the photographs (AMS6516/7, 9-14, 17, 18) allow the extensions to be attributed to each phase.
A photograph of the house appeared in the 'Picturesque Sussex Buildings' section of the Sussex County Herald on 26 May 1926 (AMS6516/9) and was featured in Homes and Gardens in July 1931 (AMS6516/10).
On 24 October 1931 Dean Gildersleeve gave the house to Caroline Spurgeon. Lilian Clapham died in December 1935 at the age of 63 and her ashes were buried at Alciston on 4 January 1936 (PAR 227 1/5/1). In the same year Spurgeon left Alciston for the sake of her health and lived with Gildersleeve in Arizona until her death there, on her 73rd birthday, 24 October 1942. She bequeathed Old Postman's Cottage to Gildersleeve, who sold it to James W A Calver on 31 October 1946 (7, 20 below). Spurgeon's ashes were buried at Alciston, in a grave next to that of Lilian Clapham, on 14 August 1946 (PAR 227 1/5/1).
Dean Gildersleeve went on to play a prominent part in the foundation of the United Nations and UNESCO; she was the only American woman delegate to the charter committee, and attended the Dumbarton Oaks and San Francisco conferences. Her papers are in the special collections sections of Columbia University Library.
The photographs allow the transformation of Old Postman's Cottage from a derelict building into a fashionable residence to be understood. Dean Gildersleeve's rather self-conscious memoirs provide a fascinating view of a self-confessed outsider who, as much as she enjoyed the English way of life and the company of intellectual women, gave garden-parties for the Women's Institute and accompanied Lady Gage round the village fête at the request of Mr Stacey the farmer and attended the inaugural Glyndebourne Festival, never felt quite at home in Alciston. It is regrettable that hers is the only non-pictorial account of this aspect of the life of Alciston between the wars.
Analysis of the copyhold title to Old Postman's Cottage, Alciston, taken from the courtbooks of the manor of Alciston (ESRO SAS/GACC 909).
12 Nov 1750 grant to John Hayler of half a rod near the stocks on which he has built a cottage; quitrent 6d, heriot and fine 5s certain; mortgage for £12 to Edward Boys of Alciston, gent
30 Oct 1752 mortgage for £20 by John Hayler of Alciston, husbandman to Edward Boys
1 Nov 1754 Edward Boys admitted under the conditional surrender
26 Oct 1762 death of Edward Boys of Alciston, yeoman; youngest son Samuel Boys admitted
3 Nov 1794 Admission of Obediah Hudson of Alciston, husbandman, on the surrender of Samuel Boys
20 Jul 1812 Surrender by Obediah Hudson to William Ridge of Alciston, gent
23 Sep 1822 presentment of enfranchisement to William Ridge and his sale of this, other former copyhold and freehold estate to Lord Gage, 6 Dec 1821

Entry for Caroline F E Spurgeon from Who was Who, 1941-1950  AMS6516/1  [n.d.]

'The Picture World of Shakespeare's Mind'; review of Caroline Spurgeon's Shakespeare's Imagery and What it tells us (New York, 1935) by Samuel E Chew; New York Herald Tribune Books  AMS6516/2  3 Nov 1935

Obituary of Caroline Spurgeon from The New York Times  AMS6516/3  25 Oct 1942

Extracts from Many a Good Crusade: Memoirs of Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve (New York, 1954)  AMS6516/4  1954

Entry for Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve from Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement Seven 1961-1965  AMS6516/5  [n.d.]

Entry for Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve from American National Biography 9 (1999)  AMS6516/6  1999

Visitors' book and photograph album  AMS6516/7  c1880-1936

Contents:
Pages 1-16 visitors' book; Jan 1927 - Oct 1935; Apr - May 1936; for the identities of some visitors, see AMS6516/8
Pages 17-35 (in reverse): photograph album; includes a studio portrait of Caroline Spurgeon and interiors of Old Postman's Cottage by D M Payne of Eastbourne, photographs of the house at different stages of its development, garden scenes with Virginia Gildersleeve and Lilian Clapham, Caroline Spurgeon and Virginia Gildersleeve in snow in North America, pages of the Bedford College Old Scholars Association Newsletter reporting the resignation of Caroline Spurgeon and the foundation of the Caroline Spurgeon International Fellowship in the Arts, Jan 1929, Caroline Spurgeon as a girl with her family, c1880

List identifying signatories in AMS6516/7  AMS6516/8  c1980

'Picturesque Sussex Buildings: The Old Postman's Cottage, Alciston'; photograph from The Sussex County Herald  AMS6516/9  26 May 1928

'The Old Postman's Cottage, Alciston' from Homes and Gardens  AMS6516/10  Jul 1931

Photograph of the cottage from the north with two women and three children in the foreground; original on an album page with AMS6516/12 on the reverse  AMS6516/11  [c1880]

Photograph of Seaford from the south-east; original on an album page with 11 above on the reverse  AMS6516/12  [c1880]

Photograph of the cottage, angle as 11 above, with two horse-traps (one advertising fresh milk), men, boys, sheep and chicken  AMS6516/13  [c1900]

Photograph of the cottage in close-up with chickens; mount endorsed as 15 and 16 below  AMS6516/14  [c1910]

Typescript of manuscript history of the cottage by [James W] A Calver, endorsed on AMS6516/14  AMS6516/15  26 Jul 1947

Contents:
Photograph of the original cottage as it was before 1913. The only parts of the original cottage now (1947) remaining are the fireplace in the dining room and the chalk cellar under the dining room floor.
The cottage shown in the photograph became a ruin and even the oak rafters were taken away, leaving nothing but bare walls.
In 1919 a Mr Sheaves bought the site from Lord Gage and put up an old army hut from Seaford on the foundations of the original cottage. The army hut is still incorporated in the hall and dining room.
Shown in the picture is the plum tree of which the stump remains outside the kitchen window and in which the tits nested in 1947.
According to W G Stepney the cottage, before the 1914-18 war, was known as "Postmans Cottage".
26 July 1947 A Calver

'The Mailman had Time on his Hands'  AMS6516/16  3 Sep 1954

Contents:
Report of the opening of the cottage garden under the National Gardens Scheme, with a history of the cottage based on interviews with John Carter (oldest inhabitant) and Mrs Lucy Moore (cleaner); Sussex Express

Postcard of the cottage showing the army hut erected in 1919; original endorsed: H[arold Edward] B[ell-Ayles] Sheaves, 1920  AMS6516/17  1919-1920

Photograph of the cottage  AMS6516/18  c1930

Analysis of the descent of the copyhold tenement, 1750-1822  AMS6516/19  [n.d.]

Notes of the descent of the freehold title [?taken from the deeds], 1922-1946  AMS6516/20  [c1950]

Copy deed of a garden in Cliffe, Lewes  AMS6517  1676

Archival history:
The owner was given this document by a Mrs Rose of North Corner, King Henry's Road, Lewes.

Source of acquisition: Copies purchased 26 May 1999 (ACC 7909)



Related information: For a settlement of the remaining estate of Richard Adams between his daughters Elizabeth wife of Henry Lock of Brighton, mariner and Sarah wife of John Vaus of Bermondsey, merchant of the staple, 1681, see AMS 5569/58

Conveyance for £20  AMS6517/1  17 Apr 1676

Contents:
Benjamin Slater of Cliffe, tailor, and his wife Mary [?widow of Richard Addames], with Sarah Addames of Cliffe, spinster (younger daughter of Richard Addames of Cliffe, fellmonger, deceased) to Robert James of Cowden in Kent, gent
garden (1 rood) occupied by BS, before Richard Couls (E: The Millfield; S: tenement occupied by William Fox; N: tenement of Walter Everenden, gent, occupied by Thomas Griffen and Richard Daby; W: the High Street)
recites: will of RA [W/SM G30] bequeathing the garden, then occupied by Richard Couls, with other property to his wife Mary [?MS] for life, remainder to SA, 27 Jul 1666
W: Thomas Isted, Richard Paine, John Braban
endorsed: in occupation of one Richard Payne, butcher; query if not sold to Thomas Baldy

Documents relating to the Haremare estate in Etchingham and Salehurst, 1928-1930 (AMS6518/1-5)and to an estate in East Hoathly, Waldron and Buxted (AMS6518/6), late John Mittell, 1794, from Cripps, Harries Hall of Tunbridge Wells, solicitors  AMS6518  1794-1930

Source of acquisition: Documents given 14 June 1999 (ACC 7908). These documents were acquired by a member of the Mayfield Historical Society in the course of clearing a strongroom at Cripps, Harries Hall of Tunbridge Wells, solicitors.


Account-book of the Haremare estate with Barclays Bank, Hastings  AMS6518/1  Jun 1928-Jun 1930

Account-book of the Haremare estate with M Davis, Railway Hotel, Etchingham for fruit and vegetables  AMS6518/2  Jun-Sep 1928

Printed particulars of sale of the Haremare estate (Haremare Hall, Grove Cottage, Tollgate Cottage, Bugsell farm, cottages at Burgh Hill, Temperance Hotel Etchingham, Lunsford Farm and Squibbs Farm) in Etchingham and Salehurst with map and photographs; annotated with details of bidding  AMS6518/3  26 Sep 1928

Poster for the sale as AMS6518/3  AMS6518/4  26 Sep 1928

Printed catalogue of a sale of the contents of Haremare Hall  AMS6518/5  24 -25 Oct 1928

Estate late John Mittell, 1794: Copy partition (lease for a year [and release])  AMS6518/6  6-7 Mar 1794


Related information: For deeds of Bemsells and Albursham (3 in AMS6518/6), 1597-1715, including its conveyance to John Mittell of Waldron, founder, in 1605, see SAS/D 88, 110-111 and DD 67; for deeds of The Berge and Milkhurst (6 in AMS6518/6), 1673 and 1698, see SAS/D 270, DD 520. Their presence in that archive suggests that the properties may later have formed part of the Gatehouse estate in Mayfield and Waldron.

Administrative history:
The estate was bequeathed by John Mittell, esq, to his daughter Elizabeth by his will of 11 Apr 1734, proved in PCC in December 1734 (PRO PROB 11/668, s268). In about 1740 she married Charles Browne; for correspondence between their solicitor Francis Austen of Cliffords Inn and Sevenoaks in Kent and John Collier, steward of the manor of Foxhunt in Waldron, concerning a resettlement of the estate after the marriage, 1741, see PAR 361 7/1/5-12.
Broomfield and the Tanyard must have been allotted by the partition to Henry Johnson. He died in 1798 and the property descended to his son Henry Johnson, on whose bankruptcy it was sold to his relative William Balcombe Langridge, the clerk of the peace in 1819. For detailed papers concerning the farm, 1797-1850, see AMS 5706/11, 12. For a map of the farm, 1819, see LAN 305.

Contents:
Henry Mason of Hailsham, gent and his wife Mary, née Johnson, Henry Johnson the elder of Broadwater (late of Horley in Surrey), gent and Thomas Johnson of Framfield, gent (late of Buxted, tanner) to John Mynn of Hailsham, gent
1 messuage, barns, stables, lodges, buildings and 50a called Slewrights in Waldron and East Hoathly, occupied by HM and Thomas Cayley, once purchased by John Mittell from Richard Brightridge
2 messuage, barn and 40a called The Mowle in Waldron, occupied by HM, before John Adams and Elizabeth Browne, before John Pattenden and Elizabeth Browne (née Mittell), formerly the property of Thomas Hooper of Mayfield, gent, deceased and his son George Hooper
3 messuage, buildings and 47a called Bemsellys and Albursham in Waldron, occupied by Thomas Attwood, before William Piper, before James Vine
4 messuage and two pieces of land (7a) in Waldron, occupied by Thomas Attwood, before Nicholas Page and William Piper
5 messuage, barns, buildings, tan-house, tanyard and tan-vaults called Broomfield in Waldron, Barn Field, Old House Field, Akerhow Field otherwise Home Field, Well Field, Wayfield, River Field otherwise Floodgate Field and The Croft (20a) and Minepit Field, The Lions and The Pinfold (16a), occupied by Henry Johnson the younger, before John Hammond
6 barn and 60a called The Berge and Milkhurst in Waldron, occupied by Thomas Attwood, before William Piper, before Barnaby Goldsmith
7 messuage, barn, buildings and 70a called Barbers in Buxted, formerly part of land called The High Waste [?recte High Hurst Wood], occupied by TJ, before John Piper and Charles Browne, esq, before John Burgis
all bequeathed by John Mittell, esq, to his daughter Elizabeth by will of 11 Apr 1734 [proved in PCC in Dec 1734: PRO PROB 11/668, s268]
release of the following day to be between HM and his wife Mary, HJ, TJ and his wife Sarah, JM, Walter Mason of Sedlescombe (late of Folkington), gent and Henry Bonnick of Waldron, yeoman
W: William Long, John Sinnock; Mary Goble
W to copy: John Sinnock the younger, Samuel Sinnock, 6 Jul 1795

The Hilders Court Estate in Chiddingly, East Hoathly and Laughton  AMS6519  1912

Source of acquisition: Document presented 13 April 1999 (ACC 7875), via Chiddingly Parish Council


Plan, from printed sales particulars, of lots 1-16 of the Hilders Court estate, to be sold by auction, 1912  AMS6519/1  1912


Related information: For a copy of a map of Friths and Burchetts Farms, forming a large proportion of the estate, 1831, see ACC 4718.

Administrative history:
The sale was probably occasioned by the death of Thomas Shepherd Richardson of Hilders Court on 26 February 1909; he had been admitted to portions of the estate, copyhold of the manor of Laughton, in 1890 (ACC 2327 1/4/16, 18). Herbert Richardson was listed as owner in 1911 (IRV 1/36).
The estate appears not to have sold, at least in its entirety, in 1912; for valuations of parts of it for the trustees of Thomas Shepherd Richardson, June - October 1919, see BUR 2/2/223. By 1926 Hilder's Court was owned and occupied by Col F J G Agg, but members of the Richardson family still owned land in the parish (DW/C26/7A).

Contents:
Shows Hilders Court, Highlands, Friths, Clarkely, Chiswells and Burchetts in Chiddingly, property at Whitesmith in Chiddingly and Laughton and Ailies Farm in East Hoathly.

Deed of a building-plot in part of Dobells Field, the site of 15-17 Little East Street, Lewes, 1797, with a pedigree of the Watts and Knight families of Lewes  AMS6520  1797-1992

Source of acquisition: Documents presented 27 May 1999 (ACC 7910)


Administrative history:
Dobells Field was bought by John Hoper, a Lewes attorney, from David Bayford in 1788. Hoper began to sell plots off to builders in 1793; for plans of the fields and drafts of the deeds, including a draft of the release associated with this lease for a year, see HOP 29/1-21.
The draft release (HOP 29/3) makes it clear that the sale was for £84, and that Edward May, another Lewes builder, acted as trustee for Watts. In 1801 the plot to the west was sold off to May.
The deed formed part of the title of numbers 15-16 Little East Street, which were purchased by East Sussex County Council in connection with the proposed Lewes Relief Road in 1963 and 1964. For the deeds of the properties, see R/C 4/462-466; the release associated with this lease for a year is with those of 15 Little East Street (R/C 4/463). The properties, with the exception of the frontages, were sold to Lewes Borough Council on 23 November 1973 (LDC deed-wallet 187). The site is now occupied by housing forming the west side of Waterloo Place.

Conveyance (lease [and release])  AMS6520/1  19-20 Dec 1797

Contents:
John Hoper of Lewes, gent, and [his trustee] Richard Andrew Turner of Lewes, gent, to William Watts of Lewes, builder
part of Dobells Field (S: lane or street from Greenwall to the new House of Correction; E: messuage and garden of Thomas Peckham; N (40'): a stone wall separating the land from the rest of Dobells Field; W (74'): a stone wall and a pale fence separating the land from the rest of Dobells Field), occupied by WW
W: Robert Hoffman Faulconer, James Berkeley Ince

Pedigree of the Watts family of Lewes and the Rose family of Horsted Keynes, c1800-1898  AMS6520/2  [n.d.]

Pedigree of the Knight family of Henfield, c1800-1992  AMS6520/3  [n.d.]

Photocopy press-cutting of the funeral of Marthanna Watts (1823-1897), wife of William Watts of Lewes St Michael, Sunday-school teacher; [Sussex Express, 14 Sep 1897]  AMS6520/4  14 Sep 1897

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