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Reference SAS-B
Covering dates 1527-1887
Held by East Sussex Record Office
Extent 19 series
Conditions of access Documents are open for consultation
Source of acquisition With a small exception, this collection comprises documents gathered by the Reverend Walter Budgen (1862-1952). He calendared and deposited SAS-B with the Sussex Archaeological Society between 1928 and 1933, and SAS-BA and SAS-BB at dates not known. The exceptions, SAS-B/902-940, were given by the executors of Miss Laura Gordon Philcox on 11 May 1954, through Mr F Bentham Stevens.
Creators Budgen, Revd Walter, 1862-1952

Contents:
Budgen was the Sussex Archaeological Society's first Honorary Curator of Deeds, from 1936 to 1952, having already performed the role without title since 1926 (for an obituary, see Sussex Notes and Queries, 13 (1952), 226-8). He calendared large numbers of documents received from solicitors and private individuals. The documents in this collection he presumably acquired in a private capacity, by gift and purchase. With the exception of SAS-BA/482 -524 which he bought at an auction of Phillipps manuscripts, the earlier provenances of documents are not known
SAS-B, BA and BB were transferred to East Sussex Record Office (ESRO) in 1982 and those documents which relate to other counties were passed to the relevant record office, in most instances West Sussex Record Office (WSRO). SAS-BA/1-481 are at WSRO, 482-524 are at ESRO. For SAS-BB, see that catalogue. The current disposition of SAS-B is as follows
SAS-B/1-6 WSRO
SAS-B/7-16 ESRO
SAS-B/17, 18 WSRO
SAS-B/19-51 ESRO
SAS-B/52-57 WSRO [57 used twice in Budgen's calendar, the other 57 remaining at ESRO]
SAS-B/57, 58A and B, 59A and B, 60 ESRO
SAS-B/60 WSRO [this number used twice in Budgen's calendar, the other 60 remaining at ESRO]
SAS-B/61-62 WSRO
SAS-B/63-96 ESRO
SAS-B/97-132 WSRO
SAS-B/133-156 ESRO
SAS-B/157, 158 WSRO
SAS-B/159 ESRO
SAS-B/160-166 WSRO
SAS-B/167-172 ESRO
SAS-B/173-196 WSRO
SAS-B/197-205 ESRO
SAS-B/206-237 WSRO
SAS-B/238-299 Hampshire Record Office
SAS-B/300-321 WSRO
SAS-B/322-333 ESRO
SAS-B/334 WSRO
SAS-B/335, 336 ESRO
SAS-B/337, 338 WSRO
SAS-B/339-344 ESRO
SAS-B/345, 346 WSRO
SAS-B/347-349 ESRO
SAS-B/350 WSRO
SAS-B/351-356 ESRO
SAS-B/357-384 WSRO
SAS-B/385-459 ESRO
SAS-B/460-668 WSRO
SAS-B/669-673 ESRO
SAS-B/674 WSRO
SAS-B/675-688 ESRO
SAS-B/689 WSRO
SAS-B/690-701 ESRO
SAS-B/702, 703 WSRO
SAS-B/704, 705 ESRO
SAS-B/706-709 WSRO
SAS-B/710-721 ESRO
SAS-B/722 WSRO
SAS-B/723-730 ESRO
SAS-B/731-736 WSRO
SAS-B/737-739 ESRO
SAS-B/740 WSRO
SAS-B/741 ESRO
SAS-B/742-744 WSRO
SAS-B/745-753 ESRO
SAS-B/754-756 WSRO
SAS-B/757-764 ESRO
SAS-B/765 WSRO
SAS-B/766, 767 ESRO
SAS-B/768 WSRO
SAS-B/769 ESRO
SAS-B/770 WSRO
SAS-B/771, 772 ESRO
SAS-B/773-777 WSRO
SAS-B/778-793 ESRO
SAS-B/794-812 Duplicate records for documents in SAS-BB: numbers not now used
SAS-B/813-816 ESRO
SAS-B/817 WSRO
SAS-B/818-940 ESRO



Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Fine  SAS-B/7  1794

Contents:
Between Charles Gilbert esq., plaintiff, and Thomas Kemp esq., and ANN his wife, deforciants, of 10 ac. of land, 6 ac. of meadow, 6 ac. of pasture in Brighthelmston [Brighton]. Warranty against the heirs of the said Ann. Michs. Term, 35 Geo. III

Copy of Court Roll of Brighthelmestone manor of Thomas Kemp, esq  SAS-B/8  5 Dec 1801

Contents:
Being the Admission of Ann the wife of (blank) Read (the eldest dau. of Richard Watts, gent., and Ann his wife) to a cottage or tenement, with the shop, stable, backside, garden in the Hempshire otherwise Ship Street in Brighthelmstone [Brighton], late Montraver's as devises under the Will of Hette Montravers, spinster, dated 13 Nov., 1777, on the death of Sarah Davies. Steward, Charles Gilbert. (signature cut off)

Certificate  SAS-B/9  28 Aug 1807

Contents:
By Thomas Partington, esq., and the Rev. Edward Robert Raynes, clerk, Commissioners, of Redemption of Land Tax by the Rev. John Lewes of Ripe on the Parsonage house and glebe of the Rectory of Bletchington [Blatchington] co. Sussex

Grant  SAS-B/10  20 Apr 1629

Contents:
By Edward Darby of Burwash, co. Sussex, yeoman, to William Darby of Cattesfield, yeoman, brother of the said Edward - for £100 - of a yearly rent of £8 issuing out of his messuage, lands &c. in Burwash called Williams Bowe, Burndhothes, Bishopps Ham and Brownes, containing 100 ac. in the occupation of Thos. Picknoll and Richard Slater, with a Proviso for defeazance on payment of £104 on 25 March, 1633
Signature of Edward Darby and seal. Witnesses to deed and livery of 6d. in the name of seisin of the annuity:- Arnolde Edwardes, scrivener, Robert Sharpe, William Hall

Bond  SAS-B/11  2 Feb 1591
Language:  Latin

Contents:
By George White one of the sons of Daniel White and now servant of Thomas Baker of Limpsfilde, co. Surrey, esq., to Stephen French of Chidingly, co. Sussex, "Forgemaster" in £400 for peaceable enjoyment by the said Stephen French of a messuage or tenement, kytchen, barnes buildings, lands &c. in Herstmounceux [Herstmonceux] and Wartling, co. Sussex, which by deed of even date the said G.W. sold to the said S.F., and which premises George Astock late of Herstmonceux decd. by his Will gave to Johane his wife, remainder to Alexander Pellinge, with a condition for payment of certain sums of money and contingent remainder
Also for securing payment by the said geo. White of certain monies to the children of Daniel White and the children of Crowche's wife and the children of Smithe's wife under the said Will, for which the said Stephen French was bound. Signature of George White
Witnesses:- John Wenon of Lawghton, Thomas Salter, John Farnes (mk) Chr. Austen, Josephe Farmer, Wyllm. Wylson (mk)

Memo. of Agreement  SAS-B/12  1691

Contents:
Between Charles Pix, gent., of Burwash, co. Sussex, and Elizabeth his wife for the sale to John Hammond of Catsfield, clerk, of 1/3rd part of Stun(t)s-green house, land & orchard with gardens; also receipt, dated 30 Sep., 1691, for £260 the purchase-money. Signature of Chas. Pix. Witnesses:- Elizth. Tyler, Robert Spiller, Richard Tilfran

Fine  SAS-B/13  1704

Contents:
Between John Hammond, clerk, querent, and Charles Pix, gent., and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, of 3 parts of a messuage, 2 barns, 2 stables, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 80 ac. of land, 10 ac. of meadow, 30 ac. of pasture and 30 ac. of wood in Wartling and Herstmonceux. Warranty against the heirs of Elizabeth. Michs. Term, 3 Anne

Bond  SAS-B/14  24 Mar 1741

Contents:
By John Atkin of Brightling, gent., to Samuel Pocock of Hurstmonceux, innholder, in £304, for performance of covenants in a Release of even date between the said J.A. and Mary his wife and the said Saml. Pocock. Signature and seal. Witnesses:- Milward Rowe, John Foster

Bond  SAS-B/15  15 May 1750

Contents:
By Judith Pocock of Herstmonceux, widow, to Martha Grace of Battell, co. Sussex, spinster, in £400 for performance of covenants in a Lease of even date between the parties. Signature and seal. Witnesses:- John King, J. Thayer

Lease for a year  SAS-B/16  25 Dec 1782

Contents:
By Robert Manser of Hastings, co Sussex, cordwainer, to John Gibson of the same place, gent., of a shop or building and the toft whereon the same was standing in the parish of All Saints, Hastings, near the Stone Beach and bounding to premises of Edward Capell late of Hastings decd. on the E., to the Sun Dial, W. and to a Tanhouse theretofore of John Sarjeant, S
Signature of Robert Manser and seal. Witnesses:- John Townshend, Southwark; James Barry, Hastings

Lease  SAS-B/19  10 May 1641

Contents:
By Thomas Taylor of Warbleton, co. Sussex, yeoman, to Jacob Prier of Heathfield, laborer, and Margery his wife of 6 rods of ground of the Downe Crofte which was "nuely" taken in and inclosed by James Taylor of Heathfield late decd, father of the said Thos. Taylor, and then in the tenure of the said Jacob Prier and Margery, upon which they had erected a cottage to dwell in, bounding to land of the said T.T. called the Pound Crofte, S. and the highway from Heathfield church to Burwashe, W. and to other part of the Downe Crofte, N. and E. Term, 99 years and then 999 years. Rent a peppercorn
Mark of Thos. Taylor and seal. Witnesses:- John Taylor (mk), Thomas Jearvis

Assignment  SAS-B/20  21 Apr 1694

Contents:
By Richard Pankhurst of Heathfield, tanner, and Replenish, daughter of Jacob Prior and Margery his wife late of Heathfield, both decd. to Richard Mascall of Heathfield, thatcher, of the last abstracted Lease and the premises thereby demised, which premises the said Margery Prior by deed dated 14 July, 12 Chas. II, assigned to her daughter Replenish Pryor
Mark of Richard Pankhurst and seal. Witnesses:- Thos. Henner, Henry Cruttenden

Probate of the Will of this date, of Johane Button of Mayfield, wife of Richard Button, gent  SAS-B/21  28 May 1653

Contents:
Having licence of her husband to dispose of the estate given to her by her father Mr Edward Scrace late of Mayfield decd.- Grandchild, John Needler, eldest son of testatrix' 2nd son Henry Needler. Release to eldest son, John Needler, of arrears of rent issuing out of his land at Hollyland. Henry Needler of Rochester, 2nd son, Executor. Proved in P.C.C. 25 Oct., 1675

NINFIELD  [no ref. or date]

Lease  SAS-B/22  1 Jan 1637

Contents:
By Simon Jervice of Nenfield, yeoman, to John Coulman of Wartling, miller, of one half acre and half a quarter of an acre of ground measured, fenced and enclosed out of a tenement and parcel of of ground called the Corner House field in the occupation of the said Simon in Nendfield, bounding to the highway or street from Nenfield church to Nenfield pound, E., to other land of the said Simon, S.& W. and to a croft of Nicholas Dulvies, N., with a carrying way through the lane or street aforesaid and a footway through the other land of the said Simon. Term 99 years and thereafter for 1000 years. Yearly rent 2d
Signature of Simon Gerves, tag for seal. Witnesses:- Nicholas Corrn(!) John Goodwin, John Cartwright, scrivener

Deed of Feoffment (indented)  SAS-B/23  18 Jul 1659

Contents:
By Robert Westburn of Ninfield, 'coopper', and Margerett his wife to Richard Beale of Catsfield, 'narrow-weaver', for £20, of a cottage with garden plot containing 1 rood in Ninfield near Ninfield pound, bounding to the High street from Standard Hill to Crouch Oake, N., to lands of Anthony Reeve and Simon Jarvice, E., S. & W., in the tenure of Arthur Barham, with a draw-well in the ditch of the lands of the said Anthony and Simon. Warranty against the heirs of the said Margarett. Marks of the Grantors and seals. Witnesses:- (to sealing and livery of seisin) Henry Cruttenden, Thomas Dulvy, Arthur Barham

Bond  SAS-B/24  25 Jan 1673

Contents:
By Richard Beale of Catsfield, 'narrow-weaver', and John Beale, his son, of Ashburnham, narrow-weaver, to William Brook of Nenfield, wheelwright, in £56 for quiet enjoyment of a cottage and garden containing 1 rood in Nenfield conveyed to the said William Brook by deed of even date
Signatures of Richard Beale, (mark), John Beale, Jone Beale (mark), Margrett Beale. Witnesses:- Edward Woodgat, John Sons

Bargain and Sale  SAS-B/25  28 Mar 1676

Contents:
By John Coleman senr. and William Coleman both of Nenfield, millwrights, to John Foord of Nenfield, blacksmith, for £28, of the premises described in above lease of 1 Jun. 1636-7
Signature, John Colman, William Colman and seals. Witnesses:- Thomas Colbrand, Edward Coalman, John Sone, scrivener

Deed of Feoffment  SAS-B/26  27 Dec 1679

Contents:
By Nicholas Dulvy of Nenfield, husbandman, and Ann his wife to Edward Coleman of Nenfield, carpenter, for £5. 1s. 6d. of a cottage, garden plot, orchard and a piece of land containing in all 2½ acres in Nenfield bounding to the highway from Boarham to Nenfield stocks called Fishers green, N., to a cottage of John Wenham, gent., now John Colson's, W. and lands late of Simon Gervis, S. and to a highway to Ninfield church, E. which premises Nicholas Dulvy, father of the said Nicholas purchased of Thomas Waters, gent., late of Nenfield by deed dated 14 November, 1636. Signature of Nicholas Delvy and mark of Ann Delvy, tags for seals. Witnesses to sealing and livery of seisin:- Anne Easton, George Easton, John Sone

Bond  SAS-B/27  27 Dec 1679

Contents:
From Nicholas Dulvy to Edward Coleman in £100 for quiet enjoyment of the premises. Signatures seals & witnesses as before

Bargain and Sale  SAS-B/28  25 Mar 1682

Contents:
By John Foord of Ninfield, blacksmith, to Thomas Coopper of Tishurst, blacksmith, for £50, of ½ ac. and ½ a quarter of an acre of ground and a dwelling house erected thereon and all the fruit trees thereupon standing or growing Also a smith's forge standing upon the king's highway between Ninfield stocks and Fishers green
Mark of John Foord and tag for seal. Witnesses:- Henry Swane, John Colson, Edward Coleman

Bond  SAS-B/29  3 Oct 1683

Contents:
By Thomas Cooper of Nendfield, blacksmith, to Robert Cooper of Wadhurst, yeoman, in £90, for performance of covenants in a pair of indentures of even date between the said parties. Signature Thomas Cooper and seal. Witnesses:- Tho. Hooper, John Allen,.. Allen

Probate of Will of this date of Thomas Harris of Nindfield, yeoman  SAS-B/30  16 Jan 1726

Contents:
To son John Harris, £20 and a feather bed and bolster and 2 blankets and a coverlet and a matt & bedstedle and curtains &c., his mother's wedding ring. To loving wife (Elizabeth) for life the messuage in which testator lived, with 4 acres belonging, after her decease to son Thomas Harris, he paying his brother, Joseph, £30. Son Benjamin under age. Residue to wife, who is appointed executor, then to be divided among three sons. Witnesses:- John Benge, John Friend, Thos. Colbran. Proved at Lewes, 25 Sep. 1727

Will of Mary Betts of Boxhill, widow  SAS-B/31  12 Feb 1737

Contents:
Gives to her two daughters Hannah Betts and Elizabeth Betts, a messuage with garden and a parcel of land in Ninfield, and residue of estate. Executors, John Broot of Bexhill yeoman, and Thomas Duke of the same place, yeoman, Signature and seal. Witnesses:- John Delves, William Bellingham, Thomas Grover

Bond  SAS-B/32  10 Apr 1759

Contents:
By Ann Sheather of Ninfield, widow, and John Sheather of the same place, carpenter, to John Ellis of Ashburnham, miller, in £220, for performance of covenants in a mortgage of even date between the same parties, wherein the said Ann is described as one of the daughters of John Friend late of Ninfield, carpenter, deceased. Signatures of Ann and Thomas Sheather and seals. Witnesses:- Nichs. Gilbert Junr., Charles Chane

Bond  SAS-B/33  17 Mar 1762

Contents:
By Thomas Harris senr. of Nendfield, sawyer, and Thomas Harris junr. of the same place, husbandman, to Thomas Jarrett of Wartling, farmer, in £200, for payment of £105 and performance of covenants in a mortgage of even date between the same parties. Signatures of Thomas Harris and Thomas Harris and seals. Witnesses:- Walter Auger, George Dunn

Bond  SAS-B/34  20 Jun 1776

Contents:
By Thomas Harris of Nindfield, sawyer, to Walter Jenner of Hailsham, breeches-maker, in £320 for payment of £160 and interest and performance of covenants in an indenture of Assignment of even date made between Thomas Jarrett of Wartling of the 1st part, the said Thomas Harris and Sarah his wife of the 2nd part and the said Walter Jenner of the 3rd part. Signature of Thos. Harris and seal. Witnesses:- Wm. Mercer, John Sinnocke

Letter of Attornment  SAS-B/35  17 Jan 1783

Contents:
By Elizabeth Badcock of Ninfield, widow, by the authority of John Mockett, landlord of the messuage and premises in Ninfield of which she was tenant, to John King of Ashburnham, gent., the mortgages of the said premises, held by the yearly rent of £36. Mark of Elizabeth Badcock. Witnesses:- William King, John Sinnock

Lease  SAS-B/36  2 Jun 1783

Contents:
By Thomas King of Ninfield, butcher, to Robert Dunk of Ninfield, yeoman, of a messuage, stable, brewhouse, garden and a plot of ground in Ninfield known by the sign of the King's Head, late in the occupation of the said Thomas King, reserving the Butcher's shop, slaughter house and pound part of the premises. Term, 7 years. Yearly rent £10. 10
Signature of Thomas King and seal. Witnesses:- Jno. Blackman, Wm. Mercer

ROTHERFIELD  [no ref. or date]

Fine  SAS-B/37  1624

Contents:
Between John Weston, querent, and Alice Devenishe, widow, William Devenishe and Alice his wife and William Royden and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, concerning a messuage, a barn, a garden, 10 ac. of land 2 ac. of meadow and 8 ac. of pasture in Rotherfield & Haylesham. Michs. Term, 22 Jas. I

Fine  SAS-B/38  1665

Contents:
Between Richard Day, querent, and John Weston, deforciant, concerning 2 barns, 20 ac. of land, 20 ac. of pasture and 6 ac. of wood in Rotherfield. Easter term, 17 Chas. II

Bond  SAS-B/39  17 Aug 1719

Contents:
By John Cheesman of Rotherfield, yeoman, to John Shelley of Benn-place in Worth, co. Sussex, in £1000 for performance of covenants in indentures of Mortgage and Assignment of even date between Thomas North of East-Grinsted, gent., the said John Cheesman and the abovenamed John Shelley
Signature of John Cheesman and seal
Witnesses:- David Dudley, Geo. Winbeley

Deed to lead the use of a Fine  SAS-B/40  1 Feb 1764

Contents:
Between John Patenden of Barsted, in Wrotham, co. Kent, butcher, son of John Pattenden late of Newington, co. Surrey, baker, deceased, and grandson and heir at law of John Pattenden late of Sevenoaks, co. Kent, hopfactor, to John Taylor of West Malling, co. Kent, gent., of a messuage, barn, malthouse, stable &c. and 114 ac. of land called the Hole alias Greenhouse formerly in the occupation of Samuel Cheesman then of John Cheesman, afterwards of John Budgen, late in the tenure of Samuel Weller and then of John Bridger, being near Town Row Green in Rotherfeild and abutting and bounding to lands late of Stephen Sawyer, E., the king's highway, leading from Town Row Green to Cooper's Gate and other lands late in occupation of John Cheesman, N.W. and S. Also of a messuage, barn &c. and 70 ac. called Reynolds
Also of 2 pieces of land called Paulsfields otherwise the Southfields containing 10 ac. Also 2 pieces called Hollow-wish containing 12 ac.; all the last mentioned premises being in Rotherfield formerly in the occupation of Samuel Smith and then of John Wise
Signature of John Pattenden and seal. Witnesses:- Wm. Russell, Wm. Langton Williams

RYE  [no ref. or date]

Probate (!) copy of Will of Phillip Frith of Rye, co Sussex, gent  SAS-B/41  13 Aug 1670

Contents:
To Samuel Jeake junr. books to be selected by executrix. To Thomas Shoosmith of Rye, guns and husbandry tools. Residue, real & personal to wife Elizabeth. Witnesses:- John Hickmatt, Sa. Jeake senr

Deed of Feoffment  SAS-B/42  23 Apr 1673

Contents:
By Thomas Welsh of the Ancient Town of Rye, co. Sussex, gent., to Thomas Shoosmith of Rye - for 50s. - of a piece of land on part whereof stood two messuages, and a close and garden belonging with the stones and stonewall yet there standing, in the town of Rye in Longer Street and near the Strand Gate, abutting to Longer Street W.; the heirs of Marke Thomas, gent., decd, W. (sic) and N., lands of Thomas Palmer, gent., and Marke Carpenter, E. Robt. Browne and heirs of William Ryall, E. and S. and George Weeden, S. Warranty against the heirs of Thomas Hunter late of Rye, baker, and Alice his wife both deceased. Signature, Thomas Welsh, and seal. Witnesses:- George Wattell, Sa. Jeake senr. (a fanciful signature)

Bond  SAS-B/43  23 Apr 1673

Contents:
Between the same parties as the last deed for performance of covenants in same

Contemporary copy of Deed of Feoffment  SAS-B/44  10 Oct 1687

Contents:
By Mary Gee of Rye, widow, the relict, and executrix of the will, of Edward Gee late of Rye, chyrurgeon deceased, and Enoch Benister of Rye, chyrurgeon, and Mary his wife, daughter of the said Edward Gee deceased, to George Weeden of Rye, carpenter, - for £7. 5. 0. of a piece of land (where on there lately stood several messuages and buildings then down) in Rye in Longer Street abutting to the same and lands of Thos Marshall, John Collins (late of Mr Michael Cadman decd.), George Lavender (late Wm. Prodger), John Dixon and the heirs of John Gilford decd., N. and W., Thos. Shoosmith (late Hunters) and Barabry Hartson, widow (late Palmers), S. and E. and heirs of Thos Cadman decd. (formerly of Gostry Holmes) E. and George Jacob, the heirs of Michael Jacob and the heirs of Jos. Carpenter (then John Price's) S.; which premises were purchased by Edw. Gee from David Barton of Chiselhurst, co. Kent, gent

Articles of Agreement  SAS-B/45  21 Feb 1729

Contents:
Between John Smith of Rye, bricklayer, and John Winchester of Rye, sawyer, in regard to the provision of a lodging for the said John Winchester in the house of the said J. Smith and Mary his wife and other matters. Signature of John Smith and seal. Witnesses:- Hum. Butler, Edwin Wardroper

Apprenticeship deed  SAS-B/46  7 Jun 1740

Contents:
Between John Winchester of Rye, yeoman, and Thomas Smith, his son-in-law, and Richard Edwards of Wittersham in the Isle of Oxney, co. Kent, cordwainer, for the binding of the said Thomas Smith as apprentice to the said Richard Edwards for 10 years. Signature of Richard Edwards and seal. Witnesses:- Ja. Hope, Edwin Wardroper

Power of Attorney  SAS-B/47  2 Feb 1749

Contents:
By John Winchester of Rye, sawyer, to John Thurston, of Rye, grocer, to manage his property, and agreement to provide for the said J. W. for life and to bury him in a decent and christian manner. Signatures of both parties and seals. Witnesses:- Wm. Edwards, W. Payne

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-B/48  10 Aug 1732

Contents:
By John Thurston of Rye, carpenter, to Thomas Vennar of Battail, co. Sussex, bricklayer, of a messuage with stable shop or workhouse &c. in Longer Street near the Strand Gate, Rye, in the occupation of the said John Thurston and Wilshire Slade. Term, 9 years, rent £7. Signature of Thomas Vennar and seal
Witnesses:- Willm. Wybourn, Sarah Wybourn

Copy of Bond  SAS-B/49  5 Dec 1752

Contents:
By William Constable of Rye, grocer, to William Thurston of Faversham in £600 - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said William Constable and Elizabeth Thurston of Rye, spinster, - for a provision for the said Elizabeth or children of the marriage after the death of the said William Constable

Agreement  SAS-B/50  20 Nov 1754

Contents:
By George Weller and William Constable both of Rye in regard to a wall at the bottom of Wm. Constable's garden

Copy of Will of WILLIAM CONSTABLE of Rye, grocer  SAS-B/51  20 Jan 1757

Contents:
Wife Elizabeth appointed executrix. Son, John Constable mentioned

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Court Roll of the manor of Ditchelinge  SAS-B/57  15 Oct 1673

Contents:
Being a grant to John Bartlett of ½ ac. of land and a cottage built thereon at Jefferyes Greene in Wevelsfield and his admission thereto
Thos. Henshawe, steward

Fine  SAS-B/58A  1659

Contents:
Between Robert Bennett plaintiff, and Edward Isted and Martha his wife and Robert Hoade and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, a burgage, a barne, garden, orchard, 8 ac. of land, 4 ac. of meadow, 6 ac. of pasture and 2 ac. of wood in Warbleton, co. Sussex. Warranty against the heirs of the said Martha and Elizabeth. Hilary Term

Bond  SAS-B/59A  25 Mar 1751

Contents:
By Richard Smith junr. of Waldron, co. Sussex, millwright, to Solomon Duke of Battell, co Sussex, surgeon, in £100 for payment of 48s. a year for 21 years. Signature of Richard Smith and seal
Witnesses:- Samuel Croft, Eliz. Jenner

RINGMER  [no ref. or date]

Grant  SAS-B/58B  10 Apr 1616

Contents:
By Ralph Akhurst of Lewes, merchant, to William Lane of Southover, mercer, - for £24 - of a messuage or tenement containing 1 ac. in Ringmer. Signature, Ra. Akhurst, seal gone
Witnesses:- Richard Kidder, Robert Carew, John Atree (mark)

Grant  SAS-B/59B  26 Jun 1632

Contents:
By John Baker of Hethfield, tanner, to John Atree of Ringmer, weaver, - for £30 - of a messuage &c. in Ringmer (described as in last deed). Signature, John Baker and tag
Witnesses:- John Baker, George Boniface, Richard Atree (mark)

Attested copy of Grant  SAS-B/60  27 Dec 1652

Conditions of access: Missing

Contents:
By Herbert Springett of Broyle Place, Ringmer, esq., to Thomas Paye of Stoneham, Southmalling, yeoman, - for £770 - of a messuage or tenement, pigeonhouse, barns &c. and 40 ac. of freehold land in Norlington in Ringmer, formerly belonging to John Harte of Ringmer, gent., decd
Witnesses to original deed:- Anthony Springett, Richard Isted senr., Richard Isted junr. Copy certified by Chas. Goodwyn & Ralph Sharpe

Copy of Court Roll of the manor of Ringmer  SAS-B/63  12 Nov 1675

Contents:
Being the Admission of John Ramsden to 3 ac. 3 r. of customary land in the Further laines in Ashton in Ringmer, late Pages, rent 12d, of which 2½ ac. lay in Hallgate, 1 ac. in two parts at the Chalkpit and 1 rood at the Wingate Holt, on the Surrender of Thomas Mathews
Edwd. Raynes, steward

Bond  SAS-B/64  19 Jul 1743

Contents:
By John Elphick of Ringmer, yeoman, to Peke Elphick of Lewes, gent., for £700 for payment of £200 at 4% under a mortgage of even date
Signature and seal. Witnesses:- Drew Walter, John Richards

Release  SAS-B/65  10 Jan 1746

Contents:
By Mary Elphick of Ringmer, spinster, Sarah Lashmer of Barcombe, widow, and William Elphick of Burwash, yeoman, to John Elphick in respect of legacies given by the Will of their mother, Frances Elphick late of Ringmer, widow, and charged upon 2 messuages and farms containing 32 ac. in Norlington in Ringmer which were devised to the said John Elphick
Signatures and seals. Witnesses:- Sara Hamond, Henry Hamond

Bond  SAS-B/66  7 Aug 1745

Contents:
By John Elphick of Ringmer, yeoman, to John Plummer of Lewes, gent., in £600 for payment of £200 and interest under deeds of Assignment and confirmation of even date

Release and Quit-claim  SAS-B/67  5 Aug 1783

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By John Elphick of Ringmer, yeoman, to John Rogers late of Iford but then of Southover, of and in 32 ac. of land bought by Frances Elphick, mother of the said John Elphick, from Thomas Howell and left by her Will dated 8 Sep., 1733, to the said J.E. subject to certain legacies, which premises the said John Rogers purchased subject to a legacy of £30 which lapsed by the decease of the legatee, Ann Jackson (wife of Thos. Jackson) and became vested in the said John Elphick to whom it had been paid by the said John Rogers

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-B/68  9 Oct 1804

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Of the Manor of Ringmer of Diana, Duchess of Dorset as guardian of her only son, George John Frederick, Duke of Dorset, being a Surrender by John Boys of 12 ac. 3 r. 33 p. of land part of Broyle Park, Ringmer, allotted by Enclosure Commissioners to William Boys, father of the said John, and Admission of Thomas Roger junr. of Kingston, gent. thereto, who surrendered to the use of his Will
J. Hoper, deputy steward

Number not used  SAS-B/69  [n.d.]

Bond  SAS-B/70  18 Jun 1818

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By Thomas Simpson senr., of Crown Court, Finsbury, co. Middlesex, paperhanger, and Thomas Simpson junr. of Clifton Street, Finsbury, cabinet maker, to Josias Smith of Lewes, esq., in £1844 to secure rent payable under a lease to George Simpson of Ringmer of the tolls of Ringmer Turnpike gate
Mark of Thos. Simpson senr. and signature of Thos Simpson, junr. and seals. Witnesses:- Geo. Taylor, clerk to Messrs Taylor, Smith and Gill, 6 Basinghall St. London

Brighton  [no ref. or date]

Lease for a year  SAS-B/71  24 Mar 1794

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By John Smith of Brighthelmeston, gent., to Nathan Smith of the same place, esq., of a piece of land in the Butts next the Cliff on the west of the town of Brighthelmeston containing in front from E. to W. 19 ft. and in depth from N. to S. 120 ft. and adjoining a piece of land sold to Messrs Colbron and Saunders on the E
Also of 3 similar pieces on the W. All adjoining to the sea, S., a piece of ground of William Colbran and Thomas Saunders, E. and the read 20 ft wide, N
Also of another piece opposite to Lot 11 and the road on the west of Lot 11, on the north side of the said road 20 ft wide, containing in width 30 ft. 4 in. and in depth 35 ft. 6 in., bounding to a piece of ground of the said John Smith, E., land in the tenure of Nath. Kemp, esq., N. and the said road 20 ft. wide, S

Release  SAS-B/72  25 Mar 1794

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By the said John Smith to Nathan Smith and Thomas Pocock, as trustee for the said Nathan Smith, - for £309 - of the lands described in lease for a year

Lease for a year  SAS-B/73  24 Mar 1794

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By John Smith to William Colbran and Thomas Saunders carpenters, of a piece of ground similar to that above described
Memo. endorsed

Release  SAS-B/74  25 Mar 1794

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Between the same parties, with Thomas Pocock as trustee, - for £72 - of the said piece of ground
Memo. endorsed that buildings were not to be within 17 ft. of the read from Brightelmeston as Shoreham

Lease for a year  SAS-B/75  24 Mar 1794

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By John Smith to Stephen Powne of Brighthelmeston, timber merchant, of a similar piece of ground

Release  SAS-B/76  25 Mar 1794

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Between the same parties, with James Powne as trustee for Stephen, of the same piece of ground

Lease for a year  SAS-B/77  19 May 1794

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By John Smith to Nathan Smith of a piece of land on west of the town of Brightelmeston containing from E. to W. 49 ft. and from W. to S. 54 ft. adjoining to ground in the occupation of Nath. Kemp, esq., E. and N., to a road 20 ft. wide, S. and land purchased by Henry Wood, W
Also of another piece on the west side of the last piece

Release  SAS-B/78  20 May 1794

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Between the same parties of the pieces of land described in lease for a year

Lease for a year  SAS-B/79  30 Nov 1794

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By William Payne of Brighthelmeston, carpenter, to Francis Hanson of Brighthelmeston, esq., and Stephen Wood as trustee for the said Francis Hanson, of a piece of ground in the butts next the Cliff on the west of the town of Brighthelmeston containing 19 ft. by 120 ft. adjoining the road from Brighthelmeston to Shoreham

Release  SAS-B/80  1 Dec 1794

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Between the same parties - for £96 - of the said piece of land

Lease for a year  SAS-B/81  7 Oct 1795

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By William Colbran and Thomas Saunders, carpenters, to Nathan Smith and Thomas Smith of a piece of ground in the Butts next the Cliff (as before)

Release  SAS-B/82  8 Oct 1795

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Between the same parties of the same piece of ground

Lease for a year  SAS-B/83  10 Mar 1796

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By Stephen Pund and James Pound to Nathan Smith and Thomas Pocock of 2 pieces of ground described as in deed of 24 March, 1794

Release  SAS-B/84  11 Mar 1796

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Between the same parties - for £180 - of the said pieces of ground

Lease for a year  SAS-B/85  15 Mar 1805

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By James Charles Michell of Brighthelmeston, gent., and John Hall of the same place, surgeon, as trustee, to Richard Shawe of Dulwich Hill, co. Surrey, esq., of a new erected messuage and a piece of land called the Mill piece containing from E. to W., 8 poles and which was formerly in length from N. to S. 16 poles, but by encroachment by the sea was then diminished to about ½ an acre, lying in the tenant lane at the W. of the town of Brighthelmeston, bounding to the highway, S
Also of a piece of ground 52 ft. by 155 ft. being the residue of 4 pauls or ½ ac. tenantry measure in the West land Butts next the Cliffs, abutting to the Mill piece, E

Bexhill  [no ref. or date]

Manor of Bexhill  SAS-B/86  22 Jul 1784

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Copy of Court Roll of Court Baron of Viscount Sackville, being the presentment of the death of Richard Roffe, who was admitted, 31 Oct., 1784, to the Reversion (expectant on the death of William Markwick) of and in customary or copyhold lands called Woodmans, containing 30 ac. in Bexhill late Arnolds and before Giles' and formerly Isted's, rent 3s. 4d
And Admission of Thomas Dunn of Hasting, victualler, Moses Cloake of Guestling, farmer, and Thomas Hopper of Hasting, black-smith, Trustees named in the Will of the said Richard Roffe, dated 22 Nov., 1781. And their Surrender to the use of Thomas Deudney senr. of St Mary Magdalene in Hasting, yeoman, and Thomas Deudney junr., eldest son of the said T.D. senr. And their Admission. Fine, £15. Jos. Acton, deputy steward
Title registered in Land Registry, 1866

Lease for a year  SAS-B/87  21 Sep 1785

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By Thomas Deudney senr. of Hasting, yeoman, and Thomas Deudney junr. late of the same place and then of Bexhill, farmer, eldest son of the said T.D. senr., to Edward Ades of Sedlescombe, farmer, and William Duke of Bexhill, yeoman, of All those 9 pieces of arable, meadow &c. containing 30 ac. in Bexhill, late Pages, in the tenure of Charles Deudney
Also of several pieces of land called Shelves (theretofore being 7 pieces) in Bexhill containing 20 ac., abutting to the High Street between Bexhill Downe and Barnhorne, E. and N., & to lands of James Cranston, esq., called Kewherst, W. and N. and lands of the Rev., Mr Clarke called Great Collington, E. and S
Also of 2 pieces of land in Bexhill containing 3½ ac. abutting to the High Street between Cowding Downe and Collington, S., lands of the heirs of Wm. Weeks, W. and lands of the church of Bexhill, E. and N
Also of 2 pieces containing 4 ac. in Burchington in Bexhill
All which last mentione premises as well as the first were purchased by George Page
Signatures of lessors and seals
Witnesses:- Jos. Acton, James Thorpe

Release between the same parties  SAS-B/88  22 Sep 1784

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By way of Settlement - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Thomas Deudney junr. and Mary Ades, spinster, eldest daughter of the said Edward Ades - of the premises described in lease for a year

Lease for a year  SAS-B/89  30 Dec 1793

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By Thomas Deudney senr. of Hastings, gent. to Thomas Deudney junr. of Bexhill, yeoman, son of the said T.D. senr., and William Gill of Hastings, watchmaker, of All that messuage or tenement with garden, orchard &c. and several closes of land, arable, meadow &c. called Great Collington, containing 80 ac. And also several other closes of arable &c, called Broadrides containing 28 ac.; all in Bexhill in the tenure of the said Thos. Deudney junr. Signature of lessor and seal
Witnesses:- W. Shadwell, attorney-at-law, Hastings and Ja. Hilder

Release  SAS-B/90  31 Dec 1793

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Between the same parties - in consideration of love and affection of the said T.D. senr. for the said T.D. junr. - of the premises described in lease for a year

Mortgage by demise  SAS-B/91  12 Apr 1794

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By Thomas Deudney junr. of Bexhill, yeomn and William Gill of Hastings, watchmaker, to John Tilden of Battle, gent., - for £1200 - of the messuage and premises called Great Collington and Broadrides in Bexhill, described as in deed of 30 Dec., 1793 (SAS-B/89)

Assignment and Confirmation  SAS-B/92  13 Nov 1794

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By John Tilden of Battel, gent., of the 1st part, Thomas Deudney junr. and William Gill of the 2nd part and the Rev. William Whitear of Hastings, clerk, of the 3rd part of the last Mortgage as security for £1000, £200 part of the original loan having been paid off
Witnesses:- W. Shadwell, John Eldridge, Joseph Smith

Lease for a year  SAS-B/93  3 Jun 1803

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By Thomas Deudney of Bexhill, yeoman, and William Gill of Hastings, banker, to Stephen Brook of Bexhill, gent., of the said premises called Great Collington and Broadrides in Bexhill, containing by admeasurement 112 ac. 15 p
Witnesses:- W. Shadwell, Wm. Bishop

Deed  SAS-B/94  4 Jun 1803

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Between Thomas Deudney and William Gill of the 1st part, the said Stephen Brook of the 2nd part, the Rev. William Whitear of the 3rd part and Arthur Brook of Bexhill, gent. of the 4th part - for £1000 to the said Wm. Whitear and £1500 - whereby the said William Gill by direction of Thos. Dewdney released to the said Stephen Brook the said premises described in lease for a year. And the said William Whitear, by direction of the said Thos. Deudney and upon the nomination of the said Stephen Brook assigned the said Mortgage of 13 Nov., 1794 (except in regard to the piece of land called Downfield, sold to John Ockenden and Samuel Ockenden by deeds of 1 and 2 Feb., 1798-9) to the said Arthur Brook to attend the freehold of the premises
Signatures of all parties except Arthur Brook
Witnesses- Wm. Shadwell, Wm. Bishop, Jn. Thompsett

Manor of Bexhill  SAS-B/95  18 Nov 1830

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Copy of Court Roll of a special Court of the Rt. Hon. Other Archer, Earl of Plymouth. Surrender by Thomas Deudney and James Deudney, only son and heir of the said Thomas and Mary his wife (formerly Mary Ades) of a customary messuage, barn and lands called Whites containing 30 ac. in Bexhill late Deudneys, before Pages and Colemans, rent 2s. 6d
Also customary lands called the Knowle containing 10 ac. near Cowding in Bexhill late Deudneys before Ticehursts, Vernons and Catts, rent 7½d
Also a messuage and lands called Woodmans containing 30 ac. in Bexhill late Markwicks, before Deudneys, Dunn's, Cloake's & Hopper's and before Roffe's, rent 3s. 4d
To the use of Edward Martin of Battle, gent., and his Admission
A Common Recovery sued by James Martin, gent. against the said Edw. Martin, Thos. Deudney and James Deudney being vouched to warrant and they vouched Arthur Brook
Surrender by all parties to James Deudney and his Admission and conditional Surrender by him to THOMAS Studwell Sampson of Herstmonceux, gent., to secure £800 and interest
John Hoper junr., steward

Lease for a year  SAS-B/96  28 Sep 1840

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By James Deudney of Bexhill, farmer, to Moses Filder of Eastbourne, gent., of the freehold lands &c. named in the following Release, to which it is annexed
29 Sep., 1840
Deed between James Deudney of the 1st part, Ann Russell of Bexhill, widow, of the 2nd part, James Martin of Battle, gent., William Sampson late of Herstmonceux and then of Brompton, co. Middlesex, gent., and Ann Sampson of Brighton, widow, of the 3rd part, the said James Martin and the said William Sampson of the 4th part, Moses Filder of Eastbourne, gent., of the 5th part and Francis Harding Gell of Lewes, gent., of the 6th part. After reciting a lease and release dated 17 & 18 Nov., 1830, the release being between Thomas Deudney (1), James Deudney (2), Thomas Geo. Fonnereau (3), Horace Martin (4) and Samuel Beeching and William Thomas (5) And a Common Recovery suffered in Michs. term, 1 Wm.IV the premises therein named were assured to the said Jas. Beeching and William Thomas for 1000 years upon trust, with power of appointment to the said James Deudney, which said term was assigned by deed of 11 Oct., 1839 in consideration of £800, to the said Anne Russell
And reciting the Conditional Surrender of 18 Nov., 1830 by James Deudney to ====THOS. Studwell Sampson And the Will, dated 27 Aug., 1832, whereby the said T.S. Sampson devised to the said James Martin, Edw. Martin and his son William Sampson all his mortgage and trust estates and appointed them and his wife Anne Sampson executors of his said Will, which was proved, 19 May, 1837 the said Edwin Martin having disclaimed
It was witnessed that in consideration of £2800 - being as to £1900 for the freehold premises and £900 for the copyholds - the said James Deudney under the power reserved to him, irrevocably appointed that the premises thereinafter described should be held upon the trust in the present deed declared And the said James Deudney released and confirmed and the said Anne Russell released and quit-claimed to the said Moses Filder 30 ac. late Pages, the Shelves, 20 ac.; 2 pieces at Burchington and 4 ac. in Burchington, all in Bexhill
And the said James Deudney, with the consent of the said James Martin, Wm. Sampson and Anne Sampson, covenanted with the said Moses Filder to surrender to the use of the said Moses Filder a customary messuage and lands called Whites, the Knowle (10 ac.), Woodmans (30 ac.) And it was also witnessed that the said James Martin and William Sampson, at the request of the said Jas. Deudney, quit-claimed of and in the premises discharged from the said £800 and interest And the said Anne Russell assigned to the said Francis Harding Gell the mortgage term of 1000 years in trust to attende the inheritance

East Grinstead and Hartfield  [no ref. or date]

Lease  SAS-B/133  13 Mar 1733

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By John Thorpe of East Grinsted, gent. and Anne his wife to William Harris of Eastgrinsted, yeoman, of
A messuage, with barns, buildings and several pieces of land &c. called Howlats and Shirts, late in the tenure of David Aynscomb and then of the said Wm. Harris, all in Eastgrinsted
Mines, minerals and timber reserved
Term, 21 years; rent, £32. Tenant covenants (inter alia) to fodder out and spend on the demised premises all the Hay, Haulm and Straw thereupon yearly growing And all the muck, dung sullage and compost to carry out and spend, spread, lay and bestow on the meadow land and not elsewhere
Liberty to plow and sow 6 pieces of the demised land, viz, the Apple Tree field, Wallhill field as then divided, the field against the Shirts barn, the field next the Three acres below the Quickset hedge and the Wainbridge field, but only 3 pieces to be in tillage or plowed in one year. The said pieces so plowed to be amended with 200 loads of marle or 1½ loads of lime on every acre. Signatures, John Thorpe and Anne Thorpe
Witnesses:- William Miles, Edwd. Cruttenden

Lease  SAS-B/134  28 Mar 1734

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By Mary Osborne of Fletching, widow, and the Rev., Michael Baynes of Fletching, clerk, and Anna his wife to William Berry of Fletching, husbandman, of a messuage or tenement with barns, stables &c. and 77 ac. of land called Bank Farm in Hartfield, late in the tenure of Thomas Fitness. Reserving timber and the bodies of all pollards, young tallows and standals and the first cutting of the little wood containing 3 ac. and all mines and minerals. Term, 14 years; rent, £28
Tenant to spend the dung, soyl and compost upon the demised arable lands where most neede
Two acres of the Housemead might be planted with Hops
Not to suffer cattle to hurt, damage or destroy by brutt or otherwise any underwood &c
Mark of William Berry and seal
Witnesses:- Edward Hart, Tho. Hall

Lease  SAS-B/135  17 Jul 1754

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By John Thorpe of Eastgrinsted, gent. and Anne his wife to William Harris of Eastgrinsted, farmer, of a messuage and lands called Howlats and Shirts in Eastgrinsted (as in former lease
Memo: endorsed - Tenant to have and take timber proper 'to make plough Chipps sharps and Nebbs for carts and likewise Eakes during the said term'

Counterpart of last lease, with mark of Wm. Harris  SAS-B/136  17 Jul 1754

Lease  SAS-B/137  20 Nov 1806

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By Henry Jackson of Lewes, esq., to Martin Walls of Cowden, co. Kent, yeoman, of a messuage and farm called Scarlets containing 160 ac. And 5 ac. of meadow called Piggotts Mead, all in Cowden, East Grinsted and Hartfield, co. Sussex, in the occupation of the said Martin Walls Reserving to the said Hen. Jackson lands called the Clays, 6 ac. 20 p.; the lower part of Tapsels meadow, 1 ac.; Betts Plott, 2 ac.; and the Plott called the Hundred acres, 20 p. and woodlands &c. called Drews Russett, Rittens wood, Scarlets wood and about 2 ac. of the coppice adjoining the Drews Russett coppice. Term 10 years; rent, £75
Increased rent of £5 per acre for every acre planted or sown with hemp or flax
Signatures of both parties
Witnesses:- Wm. Clutton, William Head

WITHDEAN and PATCHAM  [no ref. or date]

Release  SAS-B/138  13 Mar 1711

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Between Henry Farncomb of Whitedean (sic) co. Sussex, gent., of the 1st part, Martha Farncomb, wife of the said Henry and only daughter of John Bridger of Bolney, mariner, of the 2nd part and William Monk of Old Shoreham, esq., Denny Marten of Loose co. Kent, gent., the said John Bridger and thomas scutt of Brighthelmeston, yeoman, of the 3rd part - by way of settlement in consideration of a marriage lately had between the said Henry Farncomb and the said Martha his wife and of a grant and conveyance by the said John Bridger of a farm and lands called Brooklands in Bolney - of All those several closes and parcels of arable, meadow and pasture land in East Aldrington as follows
The Newhouse field (meadow) 40 ac. 3 r., bounding to the sea, S.; 2 pieces called the Green croft als Bowells field, 3½ ac.; the Four Acre field, 4 ac. adjoining Newhouse field, S.; the Mookford, 9 ac. adjoining the Green croft and the Four acre croft, 3.; the Three Acre croft, 3 ac. adjoining Mockford, S.; all, except Four acre field bounding to a lane from Hangleton to the sea, W. Also the Knowle, 56 ac. to the said lane, W. and Hangleton farm of the Earl of Dorset, N. and E.; the Hither Gores, 21 ac.; the Farther Gores, 32 ac. 3 r.; the Peeter Dean on E. side of Farther Gores, 38 ac. Also Friends field, 8½ ac.; the West laine, 10½ ac.; the Middle Laine, 11 ac.; also East Mead, 11 ac. 3 r. on E. side of Middle Laine
Also all that messuage, barn and lands containing 46 ac. In Patcham with Common of pasture for 108 sheep on Withdean Dowuns
Also ½ a yardland in two parcels in the Common Fields of Withdean, containing 2½ ac
Also Common of pasture for 10 sheep
Also a messuage and 3 yardlands in Withdean called Osbournes late Hamonds and theretofore Geerings and 8 ac. called the Courtgate To hold the said premises to the said Wm. Monk and others in trust as therein mentioned
Signatures of all parties except Marten

Release (following lease for a year)  SAS-B/139  22 Oct 1748

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Between Henry Farncombe of Withdeane in Patcham, co. Sussex, gent., and Henry Farncombe junr., eldest son and heir apparenet of the said Hen. Farncombe senr., and Cassandra Gratwicke Farncombe his wife, of the 1st pt., Nathaniel Trayton of the Inner Temple, London, gent., of the 2nd part and Philip Cheale of Henfield, gent., of the 3rd part, whereby there was conveyed to the said Nathaniel Trayton All that the manor of Withdean Cayliffe in Patcham, Withdean and Iford And all that messuage, barn, garden, 46 ac. of land &c. belonging and pasture for sheep
Half a yardland in two parcels containing 2½ ac. 8 acres called the Courtgate
And a messuage and farm called Brookelands containing 80 ac. in Bolney
And declaration of the uses of a Recovery of the premises. Signatures of all parties ( except Nath. Trayton) and seals
Witnesses:- Ralph Beard, Francis Bravere

Mortgage by demise  SAS-B/140  25 Jan 1753

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By Henry Farncombe of Shermanbury Place, co. Sussex, esq. to Robert Hoffman of St Mary, Aldermary, London, gent., - for £500 - of All that the manor of Withdean Cayliffe in Patcham, Withdeane and Iford Also a messuage, barn &c. lands &c. containing 46 ac. to the said messuage belonging in Patcham with Common of pasture for 108 sheep on the Downs of Withdean in Patcham Also all that Half Yardland in two parcels in the Common Fields of Withdean containing 2½ ac. Also Common of pasture for 10 sheep in the Common Down of Patcham Also a mesuage barn and 3 yardlands in Withdean called Osbornes, late Hammonds theretofore Geerings and sometime Warrens otherwise Dounes
Also one piece of land called the Courtgate containing 8 ac. in Withdean theretofore Geerings
Signature, Henry Farncombe
Witnesses:- Harry Bridger, Nicholas Burt

Lease for a year  SAS-B/141  5 Apr 1756

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By Henry Farncombe, esq., of Shermanbury Place, esq., son and heir of Henry Farncombe his late father decd., who was son of Henry Farncombe decd., to John Scrase of Patcham, gent., and Charles Scrase of the Inner Temple, London, gent., of the Manor of Withdeane Cayliffe and other premises as in the last deed
Signature, Henry Farncombe. Witnesses:- Nichs. Burt, Bateman Robert

Release  SAS-B/142  6 Apr 1756

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Between the same parties - for £2550 - of the said manor and premises

Assignment  SAS-B/143  6 Apr 1756

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By Robert Hoffman of St Mary Aldermary, London, gent., by direction of Henry Farncombe, to John Plumptre of Nottingham, esq., by the nomination of John Scrase of Patcham - for £544 paid by the said John Scrase to the said Robert Hoffman - of a mortgage dated 25 Jan., 1753 of the manor of Withdeane Cayliffe and other premises To hold in trust for the said John Scrase to wait upon the reversion and inheritance of the same premises

Lease for a year  SAS-B/144  7 Apr 1756

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By John Scrase and Charles Scrase to Thomas Western of Rivenhall, co. Essex, esq., of the manor of Withdeane Cayliffe and other premises as before described
Witnesses:- Bateman Robson, Chas. Fletewood

Deed  SAS-B/145  7 Apr 1794

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Between Frances Shirley Western of Felix Hall, co. Essex, widow, relict of Charles Western of Rivenhall Place in the same county, esq., decd., and Charles Callis Western late of Rivenhall Place, but then of Felix Hall, esq., eldest son and heir of the said Charles Western, whereby - in consideration of the grant by the said Chas. Callis Western of an Annuity of £500 for her life - the said Frances Shirley Western released to the said C.C.Western all the dower and thirds and other right of the said Frances of and in the manor of lordship or reputed manor of Wightdeane otherwise Weightdean otherwise Wightdean otherwise Wigden
Also of and in lands called Coney Hill piece, RedHill piece, Granary piece, Ewedown, the Knowle, Berwick (? Bedwick) bottom, the Great Laine, the Eastdoune Laine, Barn Dean and the East Doune containing together 550 ac. 3 r. 30 p. in Patcham
Also a piece of woodland called the Coppice containing 2 ac. 2 r. 32 p. in Patcham
The above premises constituting the freehold part of Wightdeane farm and were the demesnes of the said manor or lordship of Wightdean and were late the estate of Charles Western, esq., the father of the said Chas. C. Western, before of Thomas Western, esq., his grandfather, before of Thomas Western, esq., his greatgrandfather, and formerly of Sir Richard Shirley, bart
Signature, Frances Shirley Western
Witnesses:- J. Hoper, Robert Gould

Lease for a year  SAS-B/146  26 May 1794

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By Charles Callis Western of Felix Hall, co. Essex, esq., to William Roe of Harley Street, St Mary-le-bone, co. Middlesex, esq., of All that the manor or lordship of Wightdean and lands, as in the last document
Witnesses:- Chas. Bicknell, J. Hoper, Lewes

Release  SAS-B/147  27 May 1794

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Between the same parties - for £7087 - of the manor and lands described in lease for a year

Deed of Covenant  SAS-B/148  27 May 1794

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By Charles Callis Western with William Roe to produce deeds named in Schedule

Lease for a year  SAS-B/149  26 May 1794

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By the Rev. Thomas Walsingham Western of Rivenhall Place, Rivenhall, co. Essex, clerk, and William Bullock of Lincoln's Inn, esq., (a trustee for the said Thos. W. Western in respect of the freehold hereditaments thereinafter mentioned) to William Roe of Harley Street, esq., one of the Commissioners of Customs, of All that the manor of Withdeane Cayliffe in the parishes of Patcham, Withdean and Iford, co. Sussex. And other messuages and lands described as in deed of 25 Jan., 1753 (SAS-B/140)

Release  SAS-B/150  27 May 1794

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Between the same parties - for £5913 - of the manor and premises described in lease for a year and covenant to surrender into the hands of the lord of the manor of Patcham to the use of the said William Roe a copyhold or customary tenement and bondlands in Patcham called Harp Fires; a copyhold tenement and bondlands called Hobbs in Patcham and another copyhold tenement and bondlands called Brakers, together called the Copyhold Farm and containing 286 ac. 1 r. 7 p. in the occupation of Wm. Scrase and Thos, Scrase, and were late the estate of Thos. Western decd
Also a piece of land in Withdean containing 3 r. on which formerly stood a cottage called Rooks

Bargain and Sale  SAS-B/151  27 May 1794

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Between the Rev. Thomas Walsingham Western of the 1st part, William Bullock, esq. of the 2nd part and William Roe of the 3rd part, of the same manor and premises with similar covenant to surrender copyholds
Inrolled in the Court of Common Pleas, Easter term, 34 Geo.3

Deed of Covenant  SAS-B/152  27 May 1794

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By the Rev. Thomas Walsingham Western with the said William Roe for production of deeds and documents named in schedule

Assignment  SAS-B/153  27 May 1794

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By John Plumptre of Fredville, co. Kent, esq., sole executor of the Will of John Plumptre, esq., his late father decd., of the 1st part, the Rev. Thomas Walsingham Western of the 2nd part, William Roe of the 3rd part and Charles Bicknell of Norfolk Street, Strand, gent., of the 4th part, whereby the Mortgage of 25 Jan., 1753, by Henry Farncombe to Robert Hoffman (SAS-B/140) was assigned to Charles Bicknell in trust for the said William Roe, to attend the inheritance of the freehold

Counterpart of Mortgage  SAS-B/154  29 May 1794

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By William Roe to William Finch Palmer of Somerset Street, Portman Square, St Marylebone, co. Middlesex, esq., and William Watson of Dawlish, co. Devon, esq. - for £13,000 - of the manor or reputed manor of Wightdean and lands describe in deed of 7 April, 1794 (SAS-B/145) And also of the manor of Withdean Cayliffe and messuages and lands described in deed of 25 Jan., 1753 (SAS-B/140). And covenant to surrender copyholds. Signatures of Mortgagees

Deed of Enfranchisement  SAS-B/155  9 Jun 1810

Contents:
By Henry, Earl of Abergavenny, with consent of William, Lord Auckland, and Sylvester, Lord Glenhervie, two Crown Commissioners, to William Roe of customary or copyhold tenements called Harpys Fires, Hobbs and Blackers, being 10 yardlands in Patcham Also a piece of ground in Withdeane on which a cottage formerly stood containing 3 roods; a cottage and garden in Patcham late of Wm. Thos. Roos and before Mary Roberts' and a copyhold yardland in Patcham late of Wm. Thos. Roos and before of Mary Roberts, rent 6s

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Deed  SAS-B/156  26 Sep 1717

Contents:
Between Sir Robert Guldeford late of Hempsted, co. Kent and then of London, bart., and Dame Clare his wife, Joseph Guldeford of London, esq., Henry Tasburgh of Lincoln's Inn, esq., Thomas Tovey of St Clements Dane, co. Middlesex, gent., and Francis Taylor of Biddenden, co. Kent, of the one part and Jeremiah Curteis of Tenterden, co. Kent, gent., and Christopher Dive of Guldeford als East Guldeforde als New Guldeforde, co. Sussex, grasier, and Richard Clarke of Guldeford, yeoman, of the other part - to lead the use of a Fine for barring entails &c. - of [...] all these four pieces of marshland in Guldeforde late in the occupation of John Piper and then of Robert Ditch, being parcel of Martins Innings
Also of 3 pieces of fresh marsh containing 37 ac. 3 r. 39 p. called the Camber New Innings or Martens Innings lying unfenced and in common with 3 other pieces in the parish of St Thomas in Winchelsea being other part of the said Camber New Innings in Guldeford
Also of a moiety of 2 pieces of marshland computed to be 29 ac. in Guldeford
All which premises were by Lease and Release of even date conveyed by Sir Robert Guldeford and others to the said Jeremiah Curteis
Also of 3 pieces of marshland called Barly Grottens containing 36 ac. 2 r. 37 p. in Guldeford and a moiety of three pieces of marshland containing 44 ac. 2 r. with the messuage thereon, which premises were conveyed to Christopher Dive
Also all that messuage and farm together with 40 ac. of fresh marsh and 16 ac. of salt marsh called the North farm in Guldeforde
Together with all such lands in a direct line from the said 16 ac. the channel of the river Rother as might be left by the sea
The last named premises were conveyed to the said Richard Clarke. Signatures of all parties

Copy of Court Roll of the manor of Framfield  SAS-B/159  4 Aug 1780

Contents:
Being the Admission of Richard Wrathwell, nephew of Richard Wrathwell decd., as devisee under the Will of the said Richard Wrathwell to a small cottage and garden containing 6 perches near the church of Framfield adjoining to the vicarage lands of Framfield, S. and to lands late of John Hood, W., formerly Foords and late Farne's, of which the said Richard Wrathwell lately died seised, charged with two legacies of £10 and £5
Also of Surrender of the premises by the said Richard Wrathwell, the nephew, to the use of William Cripps of Framfield, yeo., and his Admission and Surrender to the use of his Will
Chas. Gilbert, deputy steward

Mortgage  SAS-B/167  17 Dec 1714

Contents:
By George Goring of Chailey, esq., to Nathaniell Kemp of Old Shoreham, gent. - for £700 - of All that messuage or tenement, barns &c., lands &c. in Barcombe called the Court Farm, in the tenure of John Newnham, yeoman, containing 202¼ ac. and 10 roods, bounding to lands called Culvers, E., lands of Thos. Earle, W., the highway to Barcombe church, N. and to Barcombe river and lands of Sarah Alford, widow, called the Cowleazes, S
Signature of George Goringe and armorial seal (a chev. betwn 3 annulets). Witnesses:- Tho. Friend, John Plumer

Further Mortgage  SAS-B/168  19 Jun 1718

Contents:
By George Goring to John Friend of Portslade gent., and Thomas Friend of Lewes, mercer (two of the executors of the Will of Nathaniell late of Preston, gent. decd.) - for £400 - of the messuage and premises comprised in Mortgage of 17 Dec., 1714
Reciting that by deeds of 30 Sep., 1717, the said Mortgage to the said Nath. Kempe was increased to £800. The said Nath. Kempe had since died and by his Will dated 11 Nov., 1717, appointed his brother Robert Kempe and his brother-in-law John Friend of Portslade and Thomas Friend of Lewes, esqs., executors, the Will being proved by the said John Friend and Thos. Friend
Signature and conventional seal
Witnesses:- John Lidgitter, John Plumer

Assignment  SAS-B/169  8 Feb 1728

Contents:
By John Friend of Portslade, gent., and Thomas Friend of Lewes, mercer, by direction of Elizabeth Goring, widow, and relict of George Goring late of Chailey, gent. decd., John Goring of Barcombe, gent., John Egles of Uckfield, gent., and George Egles of Wadhurst, gent., (joint executors and trustees under the Will of the said Geo. Goring for the sale of lands &c.) to Nathaniel Garland of London, merchant, and Peak Elphick of Lewes, gent
Reciting the before abstracted deeds and further mortgages for £400 on 15 March, 1720 and £400 on 15 March, 1725, making together £2100
And reciting that George Goring contracted to sell the said premises to Nathaniel Garland and afterwards died
In consideration of £2300 for principal and interest, the said John Friend and Thos. Friend assigned to the said Peak Elphick, nominated by, and in trust for the said Nath. Garland the said mortgages and further charges to attend the freehold and inheritance of the premises which were agreed to be conveyed to the said Nath. Garland
Signatures of all parties, except Garland and Elphick
Witnesses:- Willard Friend, Richard Lardner, Thos. Godley, William Grover

Lease for a year  SAS-B/170  6 Nov 1752

Contents:
By William Gurr of Herstmonceux husbandman, and Margaret his wife, and Elizabeth Miller of Berwick, widow, (which said Margaret and Elizabeth were two of the sisters and co-heirs of William Page late of Wartling, husbandman decd., to Richard Pollard of Alfriston, carpenter, of All those 2 undivided 3rd parts of and in All that messuage and tenement with barn and lands belonging containing 2 ac. in Hartfield which were formerly the estate of Richard Thetcher of Hartfield, mercer, and were by him devised with the other 3rd part thereof to the said Wm. Page his nephew, who dying intestate and without issue, the said 2/3rd parts descended to the said Margaret and Elizabeth and were in the occupation of John Shoobridge senr
Mark of Wm. Gurr and signatures of Margaret Gurr and Eliz. Miller and seals (armorial, a chev. between 3 scallops)
Witnesses:- Ri: Rideout, Wm. Michell

Deed of Covenant  SAS-B/171  20 Jun 1828

Contents:
Between Matthias Wilks of Tandridge Court, Tandridge, co. Surrey, esq., and Thomas Read Kemp of Brighthelmeston, esq., concerning buildings to be erected by the said M. Wilks on a piece of land on the S. side of York St. in Kemp Town in Brighthelmestone, bounded N. by York St, W. by land of said Thos. Read Kemp, E. by land of Thos. Cubitt on which stables were to be erected, and S. by a public road or way - described on a plan - (A good plan of Sussex Square and Lewes Crescent)

Similar Deed of Covenant  SAS-B/172  20 Jun 1828

Contents:
Between Matthias Wilks and Thomas Read Kemp concerning a piece of land on the west side of Sussex Square and the messuage &c. erected thereon
(Similar plan to that on the last deed.)

Quit-claim  SAS-B/197  14 Nov 1618

Contents:
By Isaak Allen, citizen and merchant of London, and Nicholas Newton, citizen and sadler of London, to Francis Chaloner of Horsted Kaynes, co. Sussex, gent., and Thomas Chaloner son and heir apparent of the said Francis, of and in All and all manner of tithes whatsoever accruing in and upon all messuages, mills, lands, tenements &c., in the parish of Linfield within the following precincts, viz:- from a bridge called Carsford bridge to a meadow called Bromeham Mead, N.E. and S. and abutting and bounding to lands of George Newton, gent., S. and W., to the king's highway from the mansion house of the said Geo. Newton to a place called Stone Crosse, S. and W., and to the several lands of Harbert Bord, gent., and Thomas Chaloner, gent., W. & N
And also of and in the tithes of all manner of cattle of the said Francis Chaloner and Thos. Chaloner pastured on the premises or waste or common called Cockhayes Greene and Monts Greene in Linfeild Except the tithes of lands &c. of the said Harbert Bord in the tenure of George Gilbert containing 20 ac. within the before mentioned limits
Signatures, Isaac Allen and Nicholas Newton, and tags
Witnesses:- William Newton, Henry Faulconer, William Napper

Patcham  [no ref. or date]

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-B/198  19 May 1736

Contents:
By Mary Western of St. George's, Hanover Square, Middlesex, widow, to John Scrace of Withdean in Patcham, co. Sussex, yeoman, of All that messuage or tenement, farm, barns, buildings, lands &c. and sheepdowne called Withdean Farm in Patcham in the occupation of the said John Scrace And a parcel of land called Slonkfield in the parish of Preston containing 8 ac. and the pigeon house belonging to the capital messuage or mansion house of the said Mary Western in Preston. Timber, mines and minerals excepted. Term, 15 years; rent, £272
Signature, John Scrace, and seal

Lease  SAS-B/199  22 Mar 1750

Contents:
By Henry Farncombe of Shermanbury, co. Sussex, esq., to John Scrace of Patcham, yeoman, and Richard Grace of Withdean in Patcham, yeoman, of all the barns, closes, granary, farm, lands and premises called Withdean Farm in Patcham in the occupation of the said J. and R. Scrace, together with the sheepdown, sheepwalks &c. Except and reserved to the said Hen. Farncombe All that capital messuage or tenement, stable, coachhouse, lower rooms under the granary, half the pigeon house and 3 several meadows belonging, late in the occupation of Henry Farncombe senr. decd. (father of the lessor). Term, 21 years; rent, £60
Signature, Henry Farncombe, and seal
Witnesses:- Charles Denman, Nicholas Burt

Lease  SAS-B/200  1 Aug 1770

Contents:
By Thomas Walsingham Western of Rivenhall, co. Essex, esq., to Richard Scrace of Withdean in Patcham, yeoman, of All that capital messuage or tenement, coachhouse, stable, pigeon house &c., granary, farm, and lands called Withdean Farm or Withdean Cailiffs late the estate of Henry Farncombe and also 3 cottages or tenements and 3 meadows belonging Also the sheepdown &c. and common of pasture &c. Term, 21 years; rent, £100
Signature of Thos. Walsingham Western
Witnesses:- Fr: Warden, John Hall

Counterpart of the last Lease  SAS-B/201  1 Aug 1770

Lease  SAS-B/202  12 Mar 1774

Contents:
By Francis Shirley Western, widow and relict of Chas. Western late of Rivenhall, co. Essex, esq. decd., and mother and guardian of Charles Callis Western a minor aged 6 years, which said C.C. Western was the eldest son and heir of the said Charles Western decd., and Thomas Walsingham Western of Rivenhall, clerk, to Richard Scrase of Whiting (sic) in Patcham, co. Sussex, yeoman, of Withdean Farm in Patcham Also land called Slonkfield in Preston containing 8 ac. Except a coppice and wood ground in Patcham called Varnden coppice containing 3 ac. and all woods, timber &c. And except all royalties of hawking, hunting, fishing and fowling. Term, 15 years; rent £300, viz., £225 to the said Frances Shirley Western as guardian as aforesaid for the freeholds and £75 to the said Thos. Walsingham Western for the copyholds

Counterpart of the last Lease  SAS-B/203  12 Mar 1774

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-B/204  29 Sep 1792

Contents:
By the Rev. Thomas Walsingham Western to William Scrace and Thomas Scrace of Withdean in Patcham, yeomen, of the capital freehold messuage and farm called Withdean Farm or Withdean Cailiffs and lands containing 354 ac. and also a messuage and farm called the Copyhold Farm containing 286 ac. in Patcham Also a barn and close and two half yards of customary land, with sheep leazes belonging in Preston
Term, 10 years; rent, for the messuage and farms in Patcham £228, and for the barn and lands in Preston, £12

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-B/205  25 Mar 1793

Contents:
By Charles Callis Western of Rivenhall, co. Essex, esq., to William Scrase and Thomas Scrase of a messuage or tenement and farm called Blackbrook in Westmeston in their occupation Also 2 barns with stable, granary, close, sheepdown and lands belonging at Withdean in Patcham containing 553 ac
Except Blackbrook wood, 65 ac.; Old house field wood, 6 ac.; the Ham Gate wood, 2 ac.; the coppice, 2½ ac.; and except all timber &c. Term, 9 years; rent, £105

Pevensey, &c  [no ref. or date]

Demise (Not executed)  SAS-B/322  1588

Contents:
By Edward Carryll of Shipley, co. Sussex, esq., Anthony Kempe of Slindon, esq., George Chowte late of Bread, esq., and Thomas Rootes late of Erlington, co. Sussex, to Michael Baker, son and heir of John Baker late of Battell decd., of
All those pieces of marshland called Thirty Acres, containing in the whole 30 ac. in Pevensey; 26 ac. thereof bounding to land of Thomas, Lord Buckhurste, called Sackvilles Marsh, S., to land late of Richard Cheyney, esq. decd., S. and E., to land of (blank) Rootes called the Thurlyes, W. and the queen's highway from Hallesham to Horsye, N.; and 4 ac. thereof bounding to the queen's highway from Pevensey to Horsye; the said premises having been lately held by one Thomas Landes by demise of James Gage, esq. decd
All the said lands being sometime parcel of the possessions of the dissolved Monastery of Beigham and were had by the said Edward Carryll, Anthony Kempe, George Chowte and Thomas Rootes (inter alia) by grant of Theophilus Adams of London, gent., and Robert Adams of London, grocer, Nicholas Geese of London, gent., and Robert Beumonde, citizen and draper of London, by deed of 30 Nov., 27 Eliz
To hold to the said Michael Baker of the Queen as of her manor of East Grenewich, co. Kent, by fealty, in free socage and not in chief nor by knight service
And appointment of Edward Fylde of Battell, gent., and John Elphicke of Battell, yeoman, as attornies to give seisin

Attested Copy of Assignment  SAS-B/323  18 Nov 1619

Contents:
By Courtesse Coell of London, gent., to Alexander Butcher of Wadhurst, yeoman, and Mary Burton of Wadhurst, widow, Reciting that Nicholas Burton of East Bourne, gent., by virtue of a Lease dated 20 July, 39 Eliz. by Henry Blaxton, D.D., Chancellor of the Cathedral Church of Chichester and Parson of the parish church of Pevensey, to the said Nicholas Burton, was seised for the lives of the said Courtesse Coell, Thomas Burton and James Burton (sons of the said Nicholas) of all the Parsonage of Pevensey belonging to the said Chancellorship of Chichester, with all glebelands, tithes, fruits, oblations, &c. to the said parsonage belonging And the said Nicholas Burton by Lease dated the 25th July, 39 Eliz. - for £120 - leased to the said Courtesse Coell all the tithes, fruits, oblations &c. of the said parsonage for the term of 80 years, if the said Courtesse Coell, Thos. Burton and James Burton or any of them should so long live for the rent of £15 yearly
It was witnessed that the said Courtesse Coell - for £20 - assigned the last mentioned Lease to the said Alexander Butcher and Mary Burton
Witnesses:- Tho. Aynscombe, Tho. Houghton, Tho. Butcher, Roger Pettiward

Counterpart of Bargain and Sale  SAS-B/324  10 Feb 1620

Contents:
By John Baker of Mayfeild, gent., and Katherine his wife, to Thomas Baker of the Inner Temple, London, gent., - for £450 - of the said parcels of marshland called Thrittyes or the Thirty Acres, containing 30 ac. in Pemsey and Hailsham (bounds as before, SAS-B/322) All which premises were sometime parcel of the possessions of the Rectory of Haylesham and were conveyed from Henry VIII to James Gage by Letters Patent of 25 July, 35 Hen. VIII
Also quit-claim by the said John Baker to the said Thomas Baker - for £675 - of and in the manor of Loveherst als Loffeherst als Loweherst, co. Kent, and all messuages, lands &c. belonging in Durneham, Stapleherst, Cranbrooke and Frittenden, co. Kent, which the said John Baker and Thomas Baker, 29 Nov., 30 Eliz, jointly purchased from William Turner of Maidstone, co. Kent, clothier
Signature, Thos. Baker. Witnesses:- Tho. Aynscombe, Tho. Houghton, Tho. Russell, Robert Foster (mk)

Copy of Fine  SAS-B/325  1628

Contents:
Between Alexander Butcher, John Butcher, and Edward Michell, gents., querents, and Thomas Hudson, clerk, and Mary his wife, deforciants, concerning the Rectory of Pevensey, tithes, oblations &c. belonging (the Advowson of the vicarage of Pevensey excepted) To the said A. and J. Butcher and Edw. Michell for the lives of the said Mary, Mary Burton and Ann Burton, and the longer liver of them. Michaelmas term 1628

Quit-claim  SAS-B/326  4 May 1633

Contents:
By Sir Thomas Parker of Willington, knt., to Thomas Baker of Mayfeild, gent., in his peaceful possession, of and in all those parcels of mershland called Thirties als Thirtie Acres containing 30 ac. in Pevensey and Hailsham (described as before) All formerly part of the property of the rectory of Hailsham, belonging to the Priory of Begham, and which said rectory was granted by Letters Patent of 21 Dec., 7 Chas. I to Sir Nichs. Parker (father of the said Sir Thomas) and Sir Thos. Garrell, knt
Signature, Thos. Parker, and seal
Witnesses:- William Mercer, Tho. Houghton, Ben. Scarlett

Lease  SAS-B/327  2 Nov 1653

Contents:
By John Baker of Mayfield, esq., to Thomas Baker of Mayfield, gent., and Robert Foster of Mayfield, yeoman, of his moiety of and in several parcels of glebelands, pasture, and marshlands, meadows, &c. containing 72 ac. in Pevensey, late parcel of the rectory and parsonage of Pevemsey and late parcel of the possessions of the late Chancellor of the late Cathedral Church of Chichester And which said lands and premises were lately conveyed to the said John Baker and to Richard Wallop of the Middle Temple, esq., by the trustees of the Commonwealth of England by deed of 29 May, 1652, and enrolled in Chancery To hold for 1000 years upon trust as therein mentioned; rent 1d
Signature, John Baker, and tag
Witnesses:- Tho. Houghton, John Houghton, Rich. Furby

Lease for a year  SAS-B/328  10 Dec 1690

Contents:
By Thomas Polley of Shoreham, co. Kent, esq., son and heir of George Polley, esq., late of Shoreham, Sir John Brownlow of Belton near Grantham, co. Lincoln, bart., and Sir John Sherrard of Lobthorpe, co. Lincoln, bart., to Thomas Budgen of Fant als Frant, co. Sussex, yeoman, of marshland and marsh grounds called Great Skaynes and Little Skaynes containing 30 ac. and also two crofts of land containing 5 ac.; the said lands and premises being in the occupation of William Care and lying in Pevensey. Signatures of lessors and armorial seals

Short Abstract of Title  SAS-B/329  1693 - 1705

Contents:
To two pieces of marshland containing 6 ac. in Pevensey Level in Pevensey, Wartling and Hurstmonceux, which in Feb. 1704-5 were conveyed by Stephen Hover to Syhon Stace

Lease for a year  SAS-B/330  23 Jun 1751

Contents:
By Samuel Avery of Ashburnham, yeoman, eldest son and heir of Samuel Avery late of Bucksteep in the parish of Warbleton, yeoman, to William Nutt of Bucksted, esq., of three pieces of marshland called Newbridge Marshes containing 15 ac. And also another piece of marshland called the Four Acres containing 5 ac. 29 p.; all then or late in the occupation of Robert Rossam and lately purchased by Samuel Avery of Thomas Cartwright, gent., in Pevensey. Signature of Samuel Avery and seal
Witnesses:- John Wimble, Elizabeth Paine

Deed of covenant  SAS-B/331  25 Mar 1769

Contents:
By Thomas Avery of Wartling, yeoman, with John King of Ashburnham, gent., for the production of deeds placed in his hands relating to 1½ ac. of marshland near Bucks Bridge in Pevensey Level in Pevensey Wartling and Herstmonceux, which the said Thos. Avery had then lately purchased from Sihon Stace of Ewhurst, co. Sussex, yeoman, and 1½ ac. near Church Acre Bridge in Pevensey Level which the said John King had purchased of the said Sihon Stace. Mark of Thos. Avery
Witnesses:- Robert Avery, Sihon Stace

Warrant of Attorney  SAS-B/332  19 Feb 1776

Contents:
By Francis Hare, eldest son and heir apparent of Robert Hare of Herstmonceux, clerk, to William Mann and Thomas Constable, gents., to suffer judgment in an action for a debt of £1600 at the suit of Aaron Norden of the city of London, merchant. Signature of Francis Hare

Bond  SAS-B/332A  19 Feb 1776

Contents:
By Francis Hare, eldest son and heir apparent of Robert Hare of Herstmonceux, to Aaron Norden of the City of London, merchant, for performance of covenants in a deed of Grant of an Annuity bearing date with the Bond

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Lease for a year  SAS-B/333  20 Aug 1770

Contents:
By John Barton of London, linen draper, younger son of Thomas Barton late of Warbleton, clerk decd., by Catherine his wife deed, and also devisee named in the Will of the said Thos. Barton, to Catherine Barton, spinster, only sister of the said John Barton, of a messuage or tenement, barns, bullings &c. and several pieces of land, meadow &c. belonging called Stourgis, containing 36 ac. formerly part of the Manor of Dallington, in Wartling Also a barn and 10 pieces of arable land and pasture called Studdens containing 19 ac. in Wartling late in the occupation of William Lidbetter and then of John Wilmehurst and which were devised to John Barton by the Will of the said Thomas his father. Signature of John Barton and seal
Witnesses:- Tho. Winckley, Jo: Fawell

Assignment  SAS-B/335  20 Dec 1629

Contents:
By John Herriot of Hailsham, weaver, and Hester his wife, to Harbert Tindall of Hailsham, carpenter, - for £7 - of a Lease of 10 Jan., 31 Eliz. by Allen Wickens of Hailsham to William Reed late of Hailsham, husbandman decd., after whose death the estate came to his daughter Hester the wife of the said John Herriot, of a parcel of land containing 2½ ac. called Moulrigge in Hailsham, bounding to a lane leading from Magham Downe to Gobbeech, E. and N., the lands of John Cheyney, gent., S. and W. Marks of John and Hester Herriot
Witnesses:- Thos. Delve, William Bathee

Release (following a Lease for 3 months)  SAS-B/336  5 Oct 1681

Contents:
By John Franckwell of Eastborne, mercer, to John Birking of Battle, gent. - for £90 - of a messuage or tenement and garden containing ½ rood in Haylesham late in the occupation of Nathaniell Huggatt, bounded by land of William Stonestreet, E., Haylesham Common, S. and W. and land of Richard Fennell, N. Also a piece of coppice land called Titlands containing 9 ac. in Arlington. Signature, John Franckwell
Witnesses:- Will. Nowell, James Machin (mk), Tho. Willard

Office Copy of Will of THOMAS OFFLEY of Lamberhurst, co. Kent, esq  SAS-B/339  20 Feb 1668

Contents:
To the poor of Lamberhurst, £5, and Walderne, £5
Devise - in confirmation of Marriage Settlement - to wife Elizabeth for life of all messuages, lands and tenements in Walderne mentioned in a Recovery and Deed to lead the use thereof
And bequest of the yearly rent and profits of the residue of all lands &c., viz:- lands and houses in Kent Street, co. Surrey, and house in Helmet Court, London, given to the testator by his grandmother; houses and tenements in Fryday Street, Adle Street, and Lewisham, co. Kent,; lands and tenements in East Grinstead, co. Surrey (sic) and houses and tenements in the City of Chester
Directions as to maintenance &c. of children, viz:- Eldest son, Thomas Offley, sons, Humphrey, John, Francis and David, and subject thereto and wife's jointure, devise of all manors, messuages lands &c. to eldest son Thos. Offley and the heirs male of his body, with contingent remainders to other sons successively in tail male in default of issue male of sons, remainder to testator's brother Robert Offley in tail male and ultimate reversion to sister Mary Hammond in fee
To brother Robert Offley and sisters Elizabeth Middleton and Mary Hammond, £10 apiece for mourning
To mother and father Weldon and to Anthony, Ellen and Susan Weldon, 40s. apiece for rings
Sole executrix, wife Elizabeth
Proved at London, 4 July, 1673

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-B/340  7 Jul 1676

Conditions of access: Missing

Contents:
By Richard, Earl of Dorset, and Charles Earl of Middlesex, eldest son and heir apparent of the said Earl of Dorset, to Richard Willard of Chiddingly, co. Sussex, yeoman, of:- All that messuage called the Parkhouse, with the barn, stable, outhouses &c. and all that farm and several pieces of land belonging called the Park Farm containing 140 ac
Also several small pieces of land and wood ground called the Bolt containing 26 ac
Also 3 pieces of land called Bidearsh lying together and containing 24 ac
All in Chiddingly and parcel of the demesnes of the Manor of Chiddingly and late parcel of the jointure lands of Anne, Countess Dowager Pembrook, Dorset and Montgomery decd., and late in the tenure of Nathaniel Caverly and then of the said Richard Willard. Term, 21 years; rent, £50. Signature, Richd. Willard
Witnesses:- Ri:Raynes, Jo: Raynes, Arthur Chatfield

Recovery  SAS-B/341  1677

Conditions of access: Missing

Contents:
By Thomas Bromefeild, esq., demandant, against Thomas Isted, gent, tenant, of the Manor of Berwicke als South Berwick, and 5 messuages, 10 gardens, 400 ac. of land, 200 ac. of meadow, 400 ac. of pasture, 200 ac. of furze and heath in Berwicke, Selmeston, Eckington alias Ripe, Alfriston, Arlington, Hailsham, and Hellingleigh. Vouchee, Thomas Nutt, gent. Michs. term, 29 Chas. II

Attested Copy of Will of EDWARD MEDLEY of Friston, esq  SAS-B/342  28 Nov 1744

Contents:
Charge of all real estate with the payment of debts and legacies, as his personal estate, which was to be first applied for the purpose. Residue to brother George Medley
To mother, Mrs. Annabella Medley, £100 and to sisters, Annabella and Catharine Medley, £500 apiece
Executors, his said mother Annabella Medley and brother George Medley
Witnesses:- Nic. Gilbert, Wm. Grace, John Wilds. Copy attested by Nic. Gilbert, E. Purfield, Nic. Ventris

Draft deed  SAS-B/343  Feb 1748

Contents:
Between Edward Medley of Friston, esq. (who was the 3rd, and then the eldest surviving son and heir of Thomas Medley sometime of Coneyboroughs in Barcombe, but late of Friston, esq. decd.) by Annabella his wife, who was one of the daughters of Samuel Dashwood by Dame Anne his wife, both decd., and the said Thomas Medley was the eldest son and heir of Thomas Medley late of Coneyboroughs, esq. also decd.) of the one part, Charles Rochester of Featherstone Buildings, St. Andrew's, Holborn, gent., of the 2nd. part and Henry Gibbs of Featherstone Buildings, gent., of the 3rd part, to lead the use of a Fine for docking and barring estates tail (following a lease for a year to the said Charles Rochester) of the following
The capital messuage or mansion house and farm called Bechington otherwise Berchington in Friston and lands &c. called Westland, Great Westland, Belge, the Mead by the mill, the meadow adjoining thereto, High Grass, Sheepy, Smith's Croft, the Warren, the Newfield, the Cowfield, Wickland field, Standcroft, Westland otherwise Holmbush Lane, South Lane, and the Wicklands, containing 289 ac. And the Sheepdowns, sheepwalks or pastures belonging to the said farm called Southdowne, Abbotsdowne, Otherdowne, Milldowne, Wicklands downe and Duddles Downe containing 465 ac. in Friston (formerly the estate of Thos. Medley, grandfather of the said Edw. Medley
Parcels of pasture ground called Mounts and Farne Street containing 44 ac. in Jevington, Folkington als Fokeington and Hailsham and a meadow or pasture called Partridge Thorne, 20 ac. in Hailsham And meadow and pasture called the Twenty Acres in Hailsham; all formerly in the possession of Thos. Medley the grandfather and since in the tenure of James Dippory
The manor of Claverham Harwards with its rights, members and appurtenances in Arlington, Chalvington otherwise Chaunton, Selmeston, Hellingly, Ripe, and Chiddingly
The farm called Old Claverham Farm with the messuage, barns, stables, lands &c. in Arlington, Chalvington, Selmeston, Hellingly, Ripe, and Chiddingly, containing 435 ac., subject to a fee farm rent of £50 a year payable to the heirs or devisees of Richard Perry late of London, merchant
The messuage, barns, stables, outhouses &c. and 3 pieces of land containing 14 ac. in Chalvington, one piece called Pococks, containing 6 ac., adjoining lands called Northole, E., lands called Culverbrook, S., the king's highway from Chalvington to the Dicker, W. and other lands of the said Edw. Medley called Willards, N. one other piece being called Broom Croft, 2 ac., adjoining Willards, W. and S. and the Dicker, N. The 3rd piece called North Hole, 6 ac., adjoining the king's highway from the Dicker to Selmeston, E., lands of James Markwicke, S., land called Pocock, W. and lands of Thos. Willard, late of Elizabeth Willard, N
The manor of New Claverham in Arlington and Selmeston otherwise Simpson, and the farm called Claverham farm, with the capital messuage, barns, buildings, lands &c. containing 242 ac. in Arlington and Selmeston, formerly in the tenure of Joseph Picknall at the yearly rent of £132. 2. and since of Storer Adams
The manor of Otham in Otham, Hailsham, Folkington, Westham and Arlington and all rents, quitrents, rents of assize, rents parcel of fee farm rent payable to the King
And all the site of the Manor of Otham and the demesne lands of the said manor and the messuages, buildings, lands &c. belonging containing 110 ac. in the said parsishes
A toft and lands containing 20 ac. called Newgate in Hailsham and Otham
Marsh and meadowland called Otham Wish containing 3 ac. in Hailsham and Folkington
All the said manor, site, toft, lands &c. being formerly in the tenure of Mary Fryer, widow, at the yearly rent of £60 and since in the tenure of William Body junr
Also 2 closes of pasture land called Hawks, formerly in the tenure of John Henley and since of Edw. Jenner, and woodland or coppice ground adjoining called Hawkswood in the possession of the said Edw. Medley in Hailsham and Hellingly containing 24 ac., bounded by lands of Thos. Delve, W., the highway from Horsebridge to Magham Downe, E. and N. and the highway from Magham Downe to Lepecross, S
Three messuages or tenements, one called the Chequer Inn, reputed for two burgages, with all barns, buildings, orchards &c. and pieces of land, meadow, &c. containing 20 ac. And land formerly a hop garden, 4 ac.,; all in Eastgrinsted in the tenure of Wm. Parker at the yearly rent of £90
The manors of Pett and Mersham with the royalties, rents, services, courts &c. to the said manors belonging, with all their rights, members and appurtenances (the Advowson of the church of Pett only excepted)
The messuage or mansion house called Mersham, with 2 barns, one stable, one oasthouse, one weynhouse, 2 closes, one garden and one orchard and the following lands &c., viz
The sixteen Acres or the Great Downe; the Upper and the Lower Tongs, 8 ac.; the Gate Field, 4 ac., pasture; the Three Acres otherwise the close next the Gate field; the Thirteen Acres, pasture; Stumblett Wood, 5 ac., woodland; 1 ac. of woodland adjoining; Stumblett Field, 3 ac. 2 r., pasture; the Cliffe Field and the Cliffe otherwise the Lower Cliffe Field, 16 ac.; the Pear Tree Field, 5 ac., pasture; the Barr Field, meadow, 4 ac.; the Brook Field, 3 ac., meadow; the Upper Best Brook, 3 ac. 2 r.; the Lower Best Brook, 4 ac.; Knaves, 1 ac., meadow; Oasthouse Brook adjoining the Oasthouse, 3 ac.; Lower Brook, 3 ac.; Orchard Brook, 1 ac.; pasture adjoining Horse Brook, 1 ac.; the Hop Garden Brook adjoining the Hopgarden, 2 ac.; pasture adjoining Hopgarden Brook, 2 ac.; the last 8 pieces being formerly called the Rushy Brooks
A piece of land in tillage, formerly a hopgarden, adjoining the new barn on the Margrate land, 3 ac.; 3 pastures called Margrate lands, 21 ac.; a piece of land then or late in tillage also called Margrate lands, 10 ac.; pasture with a barn, part also of Margrate lands, since called New Barn Field, 1 ac. 2 r.; The Eight Acres in tillage, 9 ac.; the Six Acres adjoining the last, in tillage; pasture also called the Six Acres, adjoining the last, 6 ac.; pasture adjoining, 6 ac.; 2 ac. 3 r. in tillage; 3 ac. in tillage; 4 ac. part pasture and part hopgarden; the last three pieces being called Hop Garden Fields
The Old Hop Garden adjoining Margrate Wood, 2 ac.; Margrate Wood, woodland, adjoining the Old Hop Garden, 16 ac.; Great Pett Wood, 12 ac.; the Firzy Field, pasture, adjoining Great Pett Wood, 5 ac.; Little Pett Wood, 3 ac. adjoining woodlands of Mr. Manner of Rye, E., W. and N. and the king's highway from Pett Church to Pannell Bridge, S.; the Nine Acres, marshland, adjoining the highway from the Salts to Pett, E.; marshland adjoining the last, 2 ac. 3 r.; marshland adjoining the last, 7 ac
The Salt Panns, marshland, 4 ac. 2 r.; Rail Marsh, 4 ac.; Dennetts Marsh, 4 ac.; the Little Marshes, 4 pieces, 12 ac.; adjoining the Outlands, S.; Home Marshes, 2 pieces, 23 ac. adjoining Shervall Marshes; Pound Marsh, 5a. 3r. 29p.; the Outlands or Salts; the Green Ley, pasture, 10 ac. adjoining the Outlands or Salts
Cliffe Coppice, woodland, 5 ac. adjoining Green Ley, S. and E., to the Upper Tongs, the Thirteen Acres and the Cliffe Eight Acres, N. and W.; a toft and 7 pieces called the Haddocks, 30 ac.; all the last mentioned toft, barns, stable, buildings and farms were formerly in the tenure of Joseph Edw. Gage, esq., and Edward Burden and late of the said Thos. Medley the grandfather and then of John Nabbs and Wm. Farncomb
Also the Teet Marshes, 2 pieces, 16 ac.; the Rail Marshes, 2 pieces, 10 ac. 3 p.; another marshland, 12 ac.; the last 5 pieces being theretofore in the occupation of Nicholas Meiles and then of Moses Cloake
The Delfe Marshes, 3 pieces, 30 ac., formerly in the tenure of Wm. Farncomb. And 3 marshes adjoining Pound Marsh, 25 ac., late in the tenure of Thos. Weeks and then of Wm. Cramp
All the above named manors, messuages, lands &c. and premises being in Pett, Fairlight, Iclesham and Guestling and were late the estates of Joseph Gage, esq., father of the said Joseph Edw. Gage, and by him purchased of Andrew Wharton, esq., and Edward Betworth, citizen and haberdasher of London, with the proper moneys of the said Jos. Edw. Gage, and were purchased by Thomas Medley the grandfather from the said Jos. Edw. Gage and Thomas Gage his only brother
The said Charles Rochester being made the tenant for the purpose of a Recovery by the said Henry Gibbs

Office Extract of a Recovery  SAS-B/344  1747

Contents:
By Henry Gibbs, gent., demndt., against Charles Rochester, gent., tenant, with Thomas Medley, esq., vouchee, of the Manors of Otham, Claverham, Claverham Harwards, New Claverham, Pett, and Mersham, and the site of the manor of Otham and 12 messuages, 4 tofts, one dovehouse, 21 gardens, 1020 ac. of land, 500 ac. of meadow, 1200 ac. of pasture, 135 ac. of wood, 200 ac. of furze and heath, 50 ac. of moor, 297 ac. of fresh marsh, 240 ac. of salt marsh, and common of pasture for all cattle in Friston, Jevington, Folkington otherwise Fokeington, Hailsham, Arlington, Chalvington, otherwise Chaunton, Hellingly, Ripe, Chiddingly, Selmeston, otherwise Simpson, Otham, Westham, East-grinsted, Pett, Farleigh, Icclesham and Guestling. Hilary term, 21 Geo. II

Bond  SAS-B/347  2 Oct 1811

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By Benjamin Hall of the Inner Temple, London, gent., to James Sanders of Mayfield, yeoman, in £200 as security for £90, being part of the purchase money left in the hands of the said Benjamin Hall by the said Jas. Sanders on the sale to the said Benjamin of the property called Froghole in Mayfield (partly inherited by the said James from his father, Thomas Sanders of Mayfield, yeoman decd. and partly by buying out the shares of Thomas and Richard Sanders, the brothers of the said James); the said property being charged under the Will of the said Thomas Sanders decd. with an annuity of £4. 10. to his daughter Susannah Haynes for life, the said Bond guaranteeing the payment of the annuity and the repayment of the £90 on the death of the said Susannah Haynes. Witnesses:- Josh. Jackson and Thos. Eustace clerks to Messrs Lodington & Hall, Temple

Deed  SAS-B/348  4 May 1813

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Between James Sanders of Hadlow Down in the parish of Mayfield, yeoman, and William Vine of the same place, yeoman, Whereby, after reciting the Will of Thomas Sanders late of Mayfield yeoman, dated 15 Feb., 1790 with devise of 5 parcels of land called Frogshole in Mayfield to his three sons, Thomas Sanders, Richard Sanders, and the said James Sanders charged with the payment of an annuity of £4. 10. to the testator's daughter Susannah the wife of Thomas Haynes of Framfield, yeoman, for her life And that in 1795 the said Thomas and Richard Sanders sold their shares in the said lands to the said James Sanders, who in 1811 sold the lands to Benjamin Hall of the Inner Temple, gent., leaving in his hands £90 for the payment out of the interest thereof of the said annuity to Susannah Haynes And the said Benjamin gave a Bond dated 20 Oct., 1811, to James Sanders in the penal sum of £200 for the due payment of the said annuity and the payment of the said £90 to James Sanders after the death of the said Sussannah
It was witnessed that - for £90 to be paid by the said William Vine in part discharge of the sum of £350 due on a Mortgage made by the said James Sanders of a farm and lands called Loudwell near Hadlow Down in Mayfield, which farm and lands were sold by Sanders to Vine without the Mortgage being disclosed - the said James Sanders assigned to the said William Vine the aforesaid Bond for £200 of the said Benjamin Hall and the sum of £90 thereby secured and appointed the said William Vine as attorney for the recovery of the said £90 when due
Signatures of both parties and seals. Wit:- Richd. Burfield
Attached to the deed: a Recipt of 14 May, 1814 for £45 from Wm. Vine to Nichs. Nixon for the purchase of the said Bond

Deed  SAS-B/349  10 Jun 1663

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Between William Darby of Burwash, gent., (1), Thankfull Hepden of Burwash, gent. (2), and George Courthop of Wadhurst, gent. (3), to lead the use of a Fine - to enable the said William Darby better to dispose thereof - of All that capital messuage or tenement called Williams Bow, with the kitchen, barn, malthouse, outhouses, lands &c. in the tenure of the said Wm. Darby near Burwash Down, bounding to the said Down, S. and W., lands of Herbert Mancer, N., lands called Chelsteds, E. and N. and the king's highway from Burwash Down to Burwash Town and a lane called Holton Lane, E., by the names of a messuage, barn, garden, orchard, 20 ac. of land, 20 ac. of meadow, 40 ac. of pasture and 20 ac. of wood in Burwash. Signatures, Th. Hepden, Geo. Courthope, & tags
Witnesses:- John Grant, Henery Playsted

Probate of the Will of this date of DOROTHY TILDEN of Rye, spinster  SAS-B/351  4 Sep 1742

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To her niece Mary Plumer for life the interest of £200, and at her death the said £200 given to her son Thomas Plumer. To Edward Odiarne, son of niece Stone, a messuage or tenement with garden spott and buildings and also the platt of ground called the Triangle in Brede in the occupation of Thomas Black. Also to the said Edward Odiarne £100
To Anne Odiarne, daughter of niece Stone, £120 at 21 or marriage
Residue to Mary Tilden, daughter of nephew George Tilden. Executors: Thomas Freebody of Udimer, gent., and said nephew George Tilden. Proved in P.C.C., 1 March, 1742-3

Fine  SAS-B/352  1728

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Between John Stunt, querent, and William Wilmshurst and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, barn, garden, 2 orchards, 100 ac. of land, 50 ac. of meadow, 50 ac. of Pasture and 4 ac. of wood in Peasmarsh. Michs. term, 2 Geo. II

Fine  SAS-B/353  1730

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Between Edward Wilson, clerk, querent, and William Wilmshurst and Elizabeth his wife and John Daniel and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, 2 barns, 2 stables, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 70 ac. of land, 40 ac. of meadow, 60 ac. of pasture and 20 ac. of wood in Peasmarsh and Mountfield. Trin. term, 4 Geo. II

Bond  SAS-B/354  19 Nov 1791

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By John Lavender junr. of St. Leonards, co. Sussex, victualler, to Thomas Harben of Lewes, esq., in £160 for payment of £80 and interest according to the proviso in an Assignment of Mortgage of even date between the parties, and for performance of the covenants. Witnesses:- Thos. Lucas Shadwell, Jo.Fisher

Declaration of Trust  SAS-B/355  23 Jun 1797

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Between Nathaniel Kemp of Ovingdean, esq., (1), John Paine of Patcham Place, Patcham, esq. (2), and William Roe of Harley Street, St. Mary-le-bonne, co. Middlesex, esq.(3), for the protection of the tithes &c. of the Rectory of Patcham conveyed by the said John Paine to the said Wm. Roe
The said rectory, tithes, glebe lands &c. were formerly the property of John, Earl De la Warr, and consequent upon certain judgement debts obtained against the Earl by Littleton Pointz Meynell, esq., for £2300; by John Greening, esq., surviving executor of Robert Greening for £1222 and costs, and by John Merest, esq., for £4889. 12. and costs, the Earl conveyed the said rectory, tihes, glebe lands &c. to Trustees for the purposes of sale, 11 & 12 Feb., 1763. The trustees sold in 1764 the said rectory &c. with other estates to John Paine, esq., father of the said John Paine party to the deed, and on the death of John Paine the father the property descended to the said John Paine as son and heir
By Lease and Release of 21 & 22 June, then instant, the said John Paine sold and conveyed to the said William Roe all the tithes of corn, grain, and hay &c. of all those farms and lands containing 641 ac. 8 p. in Withdean als Whitedean in Patcham in the occupation of William and Thos. Scrase, part of which farms and lands were freehold and were then sometime before purchased together with the manor of Withdean Cayliffe by the said William Roe from the Rev. Thos. Walsingham Western, clerk, being formerly the estate of Henry Farncombe; and the residue was copyhold holden of the lord of the manor of Patcham and was also purchased by the said Wm. Roe of the said T.W.Western Also the tithes of the farm and lands called Millfield, the Little Millfield, the Seven Acres, by the Down and the Crooked Croft, containing 18 ac. in Withdean formerly Geerings, late John Webb's and then of Ann Woolgar and in the tenure of the said Wm. and Thos. Scrase Also the tithes of lands called Beatlands and the Round Croft containing 4 ac. in Withdean then belonging to Mary Roberts; All which tithes were part of the rectory of Patcham
On the sale of the said rectory and other estates by the aforesaid Trustees to the said John Paine the father the monies due on the said judgments were discharged out of the purchase money paid by the said John Paine, and the judgements were thereupon assigned to different trustees in trust to attend the inheritance of the purchased premises. In 1797 all the judgments were assigned by the different trustees to the said Nathaniel Kemp in trust for the said John Paine, party to the present deed, to defend against intervening incumbrances
It was witnessed by the present deed that it was agreed by and between the parties that the said Nathaniel Kemp should thence-forth stand possessed of the said judgments in trust for the protection of the tithes conveyed by John Paine to William Roe, as of the residue of the hereditaments purchased by John Paine the father, from all intervening incumbrances
Signatures of all parties and seals, kemp, armorial, and Roe, (?) Custom House seal
Witnesses:- J. Hoper, John Mercer

Deed of Covenant  SAS-B/356  23 Jun 1797

Contents:
By John Paine with William Roe for the production of deeds relating to the tithes referred to in the foregoing deed of the same date

East Grinstead  [no ref. or date]

Fine  SAS-B/385  1594

Contents:
Between Edmund Duffield, querent, and George Duffyld and Barbara his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, barn, garden and 3 acres of land in Est Grensted. Easter term, 11 Eliz: (In duplicated)

Fine  SAS-B/386  1594

Contents:
Between Francis Underhill, querent, and Edward Duffeld and Agnes his wife, Benjamin Duffeld and Marian his wife, and Judith Duffeld, widow, deforciants, of a messuage, barn, garden and 3 acres of land in Estgrynsted. Easter term, 36 Elitz

Bargain and Sale  SAS-B/387  20 Apr 1641

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By RICHARD HEAD of Hatfield, yeoman, to RICHARD COLE of Eastgrinsted, yeoman, - for £100 - of All that his moiety of 2 burgages and 2 portlands containing in the whole one messuage, one barn, one garden and one orchard in the borough of Eastgrinsted. Signature, Richard Head (tag and seal gone)
Witnesses, John Watson, John Pickering

Deed of feoffment  SAS-B/388  4 May 1669

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By Robert Paine of Newick, gent., one of the sons of Edward Paine late of Eastgrinsted, esq. decd., to John Bartholomewe of Eastgrinsted, cordwainer, - for £125 - of ALL that messuage, tenement or burgage wherein the said John B. was then dwelling in Eastgrinsted, and the portland, yard, garden and backside belonging. Signature, Robt. Payne, and seal
Witnesses:- Jo: Ketelby, Barth. West, John Mathewes, Daniel Younge

Original Will of ALICE COLE of Eastgrinsted, widow  SAS-B/389  30 Oct 1670

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Legaciest to kinsman John Candlor of Oxted, Surrey, tanner, £20; and to John Candlor his son, £20. To kinswoman Jane Wickman, £20; and to John Wickman her son £20. To Susana Cutnar, wife of Thos. Cutnar of Bedingham, yeoman, £20
To John Candlor the father and Jane Wickman the moiety of the house, barn, gardens, orchards, burgages and portlands wherein the testatrix was living in the burrough and towne of Eastgrinsted which was purchased by the testatrix and her late husband Richard Cole decd. of one Henry Payne of Eastgrinsted
Executors: the said John Candlor and Jane Wickman. Witnesses:- John Bodle, Alex. Luxford

Counterpart of Demise  SAS-B/390  24 Jan 1971

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By ALICE COLE of Eastgrinsted, widow, to JOHN CANDLOR of Oxted, Surrey, tanner, and Jane Wickman of Eastgrinsted, widow, of the moiety of the house, barns, gardens, orchards, burgages and portlands wherein the said Alice Cole was living in Eastgrinsted. Term, 500 years; rent a peppercorn
To hold upon trust to raise £100 and pay £20 each to the persons, named, to whom legacies of £20 each were given by the above Will of the said Alice
Signatures, John Candler and Jane Wickman, and seals. Witnesses:- Edward Withers, John Underhill

Mortgage by demise  SAS-B/391  31 Jan 1678

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By Richard Doe of London, gent., to Thomas Browne of Eastgrinsted, yeoman - for £80 - of All that messuage or tenement with gardens and backsides containing 2 burgages and 2 portlands in Eastgrinsted
Signature, Richard Doe, and seal
Witnesses:- William Butching, Tho. Moore

Mortgage  SAS-B/392  12 Jul 1678

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By John Bartholomew senr. of Eastgrinsted, cordwainer, to GEORGE WOOD of Godstone als Walcombsted, Surrey, yeoman - for £40 - of All that messuage, tenement or burgage wherein the said John Bartholomew then dwelt in Eastgrinsted and the portland, yard, garden and backside belonging
Signature of mortgagor, seal gone. Witnesses:- Richd. Cheesman, Jasper Wood (mk), Ja. Forde

Lease for a year  SAS-B/393  21 Apr 1681

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By George Wood of Godstone als Walkhamsted, Surrey, yeoman, and John Bartholomew senr of Eastgrinsted, cordwainer, to John Snellinge of Chaldon, Surrey, yeoman, of All that messuage, tenement or burgage, outhouses, buildings, portland, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides and lands belonging in Eastgrinsted in the occupation of Jervas Thorpe and John Bartholomew junr. Mark of George Wood and signature, John Bartholomew, & seals
Witnesses:- Ralph Drake, Ralph Hope

Release in fee  SAS-B/394  22 Apr 1681

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £42.5s. to George Wood and £2.15s. to John Bartholomew - of the messuage and premises described in Lease for a year (SAS-B/393)

Assignment  SAS-B/395  20 Mar 1684

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By Elizabeth Browne of Eastgrinsted, widow, relict, and sole executrix of the Will of Thomas Browne late of the same place, yeoman decd., to John Holney of the same place, husbandman, of the Mortgage of 31 Jan.,30 Chas. II (SAS-B/391) In trust for the said Elizabeth Browne to the intenet that the said term might be kept on foot and not merged in case the said John Doe should convey the reversion of the premises to the said Elizabeth Browne. Mark of Elizabeth Browne and seal
Witnesses:- John Mathewes, John Alfrey, John Cooper

Deed of covenant  SAS-B/396  16 Apr 1684

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By the said Richard Doe and Margaret his wife with the said Elizabeth Browne for the levying of a Fine of the said premises To the intent that as well the said £80 due on mortgage as the sum of £31 for which Richard Doe was indebted to Thomas Browne at the time of his death should be secured by the said Mortgage as by the grant of the reversion of the premises intended to be made by the Fine
Signatures of Richard Doe and Margaret Doe and seals. Witnesses:- Arthur Kettlebey, J. Byne, Rob: Webber

Counterpart of the last deed  SAS-B/397  16 Apr 1684

Contents:
With mark of Elizabeth Broune and seal. Witnesses at to SAS-B/396 above

Fine  SAS-B/398  1684

Contents:
Between Elizabeth Broune, widow, querent, and Richard Doe gent., and Margaret his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, two gardens and two orchards in Eastgrinsted. Easter term, 36 Chas. II

Agreement  SAS-B/399  15 Aug 1684

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Between John Bartholomew senr. of Eastgrinsted, cordwainer, and Thomas Blatt of Riegate, Surrey, baker, for the sale to the said Thos. Blatt for £125 of All that messuage, tenement or dwellinghouse in Eastgrinsted in the occupation of the said Thomas Blatt by Lease from the said John Bartholomew
Signatures and seals. Witnesses: Ralph Drake, Edwd. Stenning. (Paper)

Lease for a year  SAS-B/400  5 Oct 1684

Contents:
By John Snelling of Godstone, Surrey, yeoman, and John Bartholomew senr. of Eastgrinsted, cordwainer, to James Blatt of Eastgrinsted, baker, of a messuage, tenement or burgage, with the stable, ouhouses or land, yards, gardens and lands belonging in Eastgrinsted theretofore in the tenure of Jarvas Thorpe and John Bartholomew junr. and all then in the occupation of Thomas Blatt. Signatures of lessors and seals
Witnesses:- Ralph Drake, Caleb Cheesman, Richd. Holmes (mk)

Release in fee  SAS-B/401  6 Oct 1684

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £48.7s. 6d. to the said John Snelling and £76 12s.6d. to John Bartholomew - of the said messuage and premises in Eastgrinsted described in Lease for a year SAS-B/400

Bond  SAS-B/402  6 Oct 1684

Contents:
By John Bartholomew senr. to James Blatt in £250 for performance of covenants in Release of even date between the parties

Fine  SAS-B/403  1684

Contents:
Between James Blatt, querent, and John Bartholomew senr., deforociant, of a messuage, barn and 2 gardens in Eastgrinsted. (In duplicate) Michaelmas term, 36 Chas. II

Acknowledgement under seal  SAS-B/404  20 Jun 1685

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By John Snelling of receipt from James Blatt of £48.7s.6d. named in Release of 6 Oct., then last past as the consideration for the conveyance of a messuage and premises in Eastgrinsted

Copy of Lease for a year  SAS-B/405  11 Jan 1686

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By Thomas Offley of the Middle Temple, esq., to Robert Offley of London, gent., of All that messuage, inn or tenement with barn, stables, gardens &c. and several pieces of land &c. containing 20 acres and a hop garden containing 4 ac. in East Grinsted, then or late in the occupation of John Underhill
And also of 2 messuages or tenements in Fryday Street, London, and messuages in or near Addle Street, London And a messuage in Helmett Court near London Wall And a moiety of 2 messuages in Crooked Lane, London

Copy of Release in fee  SAS-B/406  12 Jan 1686

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Between the same parties, with Francis Furner of St. Martins in the Fields, apothecary, as a party of the 3rd part, to make the said Robert Affley a perfect tenant of the freehold for the purpose of a Common Recovery - of the premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/405

Copy of Release in fee  SAS-B/407  29 Jan 1686

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By Thomas Offley of Possingworth, Sussex, esq., to Alexander Thomas of Lamberhurst, Kent, esq. Whereby
After reciting a Mortgage of 1 March, 35 Chas. II by the said Thomas Offley to the said Alexander Thomas of a messuage, tenement or Inn called the Chequer in East Grinstead for £700 And a pasture containing 20 acres
And reciting a Mortgage of 24 March, 1 Jas. II between the said parties for £1000 of 23 messuages in Kent Street and Long Lane in Southwark And the messuages in Fryday Street, Adle Street and Helmett Court and Crooked Lane before described Also of the 1/4th part of 130 acres of land in Lewisham and Lee, Kent, and the 1/2 part of 80 acres in Bidburrow, Kent And a messuage and 80 acres in Goudhurst, Kent
By the present deed - for a further sum of £500 - the said Thomas Offley released to the said Alexr. Thomas all the said premises freed from all provisoes of redemption

Release (following Lease for a year)  SAS-B/408  8 Jul 1686

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By John Paine of Eastgrinsted, gent., one of the sons of Charles Paine late of Eastgrinsted, gent. decd., to John Candlor of Oxted, Surrey, tanner, - for £80 - of a moiety of 2 burgages and 2 portlands containing in the whole one messuage, one barn, one garden and one orchard in the burrough of Eastgrinsted in the occupation of Robt. Mathew, which said moiety was theretofore bought by Richard Cole of Richard Head and by the Will of the said Richard Cole was bequeathed to the said John Paine. Signature, Jo: Payne, and seal
Witnesses: - William Butching, Tho. Constable, Robt. Mathew

Release  SAS-B/409  19 May 1687

Contents:
By Robert Mathew of Eastgrinsted, cordwinder, and JANE his wife, formerly called Jane Wickman, to John Candler senr. of Oxted, Surrey, tanner - for £20 being the sum appointed to be paid to the said Jane by deed of 4 January, 1670 (SAS-B/390) - of the moiety of the house, barns, gardens, orchards, burgages, portland &c. demised to the said John Candler by the said deed To hold for the residue of the leased term of 500 years
Signatures of Robert Mathew and Jane Mathew, one seal gone
Witnesses:- Andrew Bargrave, Thomas Candler, Edward Tourney

Probate of the Will of this date of John Chandler of Oxted, Surrey, tanner  SAS-B/410  1 Sep 1687

Contents:
Devise to son Thomas of two Burgesholds and the two portlands, with buildings belonging in East Greensted in the occupation of Robert Mathews and legacy of £20
To daughter Mary £200 and specified goods. To son Henry specified household goods. To the poor of Oxted 20s
To friends Mr Thomas Causton and Mr. John Burges, 10s. apiece for rings, they being appointed overseers
Executors and residuary legatees: sons John and Henry
Proved in London, 11 Oct., 1687

Lease for a year  SAS-B/411  3 Jan 1689

Contents:
By James Blatt of Eastgrinsted, baker, and George Wood of Horley, Surrey, weaver, to Thomas Blatt junr. of Reigate, Surrey, oatmealman, of the East part of a messuage, tenement or burgage, garden and land in East Grinsted
Mark of James Blatt and signature, George Wood, and seals
Witnesses:- Ben. Bonwicke, senr., John Lucas (mk), Ben. Bonwicke junr

Release  SAS-B/412  4 Jan 1689

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £80 - of the East part of the premises described in Lease for a year (SAS-B/411)
With Bond annexed

Deed of Feoffment  SAS-B/413  7 Jun 1690

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By Elizabeth Broune of Eastgrinsted, widow, and Richard Doe of London, gent., to Henry Bristow of Eastgrinsted, cordwyner, - for £144 paid and secured to be paid by the said Henry Bristow upon Bond by order of the said Richard Doe - of All that messuage or tenement called the Whitehouse alias the Maypole, with 2 burgages, 2 portlands, gardens, backsides, barns, buildings and 1½ acres of land to the said messuage belonging within the Burrough of Eastgrinsted
Mark of Elizabeth Broune and signature, Richd. Doe & seals
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- Tho. Chapman, John Eastland, Alek. Luxford, Robert Mathew

Lease for a year  SAS-B/414  15 Feb 1692

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By Thomas Blatt of Reigate, Surrey, oatmealman, to Richard Holmes of Reigate, basketmaker, of All that East part of a messuage, tenement or burgage, garden and land as the same were in the tenure of William Bartholomew in the Borough of East Grinstead. Signature, Thoma. Blatt and seal
Witnesses:- James Marten, Richard Lucas

Release  SAS-B/415  16 Feb 1692

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Between the same parties - for £60 - of the East part of the messuage, land and premises described in Lease for a year (SAS-B/413). in East Grinstead

Lease for a year  SAS-B/416  18 Jan 1694

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By John Paine of Eastgrinsted, esq., to Alexander Luxford of Eastgrinsted, gent., of All that capital messuage or tenement in Eastgrinsted, with 60 acres of land adjoining in the tenure of Thomas Wickersham, abutting, N. to the road leading to London and E. to land in the occupation of Nicholas Page, S. to the road leading to Turners Hill and W. to lands in the occupation of Thos. Chapman
And also of a piece of land called Westly containing 7 acres in the tenure of the said Thos. Wickersham, abutting W. to the highway to Tyes Crosse, N. to a road leading to a place called Boyles and S. to lands in the occupation of Jeremy Johnson
Also of a farm or farms called Fowles alias Elises and Samonds Mead containing 120 acres in the occupation of John Beast, Wm. Beast, John Monk, Oliver Grove, and Edw. Grove, abutting N. to lands in possession of Widow Dungate,; W. to a common field called Ashurst Wood; E. to land in the occupation of Henry Austin, and S. to a road leading to Kansiron
And also of a farm called Harwoods in the Manor of Bramblety containing 60 acres in the occupation of the said Thos. Wickersham abutting N. and N.E. to lands in this occupation of Jeremy Johnson S. to lands in the occupation of John Tiler and E. to lands in the occupation of Wm. Storer. All in Eastgrinsted
And also the reputed manor or farm called the Bowr containing 500 acres in the occupation of John Norden, Henry Perkham, and James Pumfrey, abutting S. to lands in the occupation of John Undrell, John Austin, Henry Austin, Geo. Waters and Robert Goward; abutting W. to lands in the occupation of Robert Anscomb and Elizabeth Anscomb; N. to other lands in the occupation of Arthur Peckham and Robert James, gent.; E. to lands in the occupation of John Butcher and William Russell; in Eastgrinsted, Hartfield and Cowden
Signatures, John Payne and Alex. Luxford, and armorial seals
Witnesses:- Will. Nelson, John Carpenter, Unton Bulleines

Release in fee  SAS-B/417  19 Jan 1694

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Between the same parties, with May Bickley of Staples Inn, London, gent., as a party of the 3rd. part of the manor, lands and premises described in Lease for a year (SAS-B/416) to the intent that the said Alex. Luxford might be a perfect tenant of the freehold for the purpose of a Common Recovery thereof
And declaration that the use of the Recovery should be and enure to the uses declared in a deed of even date between the said John Paine (1), Wm. Nelson of London, gent., and the said Alex. Luxford (2), May Bickley (3) and Unton Bulleigne of Great Barford, Oxon, gent., and William Griffith of West Hordley, co. Sussex, clerk (4)

Receipt  SAS-B/418  26 Apr 1694

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By John Underhill to George Wood, weaver, by the hand of John Bradshaw for a parcel of writings (described) concerning a messuage and lands in Eastgrinsted in the tenures of James Blatt and William Bartholomew and undertaking to return the same
Witness: Nath. Moore

Lease for a year  SAS-B/419  1 Oct 1694

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By Richard Holmes of Rygate, Surrey, basket-maker, to John Underhill of Eastgrinsted, taylor, with James Blatt of Eastgrinsted, baker, and Mary his wife and Thomas Blatt of Newington Butts, Surrey, oatmealman, and Joane his wife as parties of the 2nd. part, of a messuage, tenement or burgage with the stable, outhouses, portlands &c. in Eastgrinsted
Marks or signatures of lessors and seals
Witnesses:- John Traver (?), Nath. Moore, John Bradshaw

Release in fee  SAS-B/420  2 Oct 1694

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Between the same parties - for £60 to Richard Holmes and £20 to James Blatt and Thos. Blatt - of the said premises in Eastgrinsted

Assignment  SAS-B/421  4 Oct 1694

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By George Wood of Horsham, weaver, and James Blatt of Eastgrinsted, baker, to Rachell Davenport of Eastgrinsted, widow, in trust for John Underhill of Eastgrinsted, taylor, - for £120 paid by John Undehill - of a Mortgage of 18 June 2 Jas.II by the said James Blatt to the said George Wood of All those messuages and tenements in Eastgrinsted with all buildings &c. and all the land belonging in the occupation of the said James Blatt in the one part of the said messuages and in the occupation of John Bartholomew junr., cordwinder, in another part thereof, and also in the occupation of John Knight, glazier, in some part thereof To hold the same to attend the inheritance of the premises which the said John Underhill had purchased
Signature, George Wood and mark of James Blatt
Witnesses:- John Bradshaw, James Penfold, Jo: Payne, Nath. Moore

Fine  SAS-B/422  1694

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Between John Underhill, querent, and James Blatt and Mary his wife and Thomas Blatt and Joane his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, barn, and two gardens in Eastgrinsted. Michaelmas term, 6 Wm. & Mary (In duplicate)

Probate of the Will of this date of Henry Bristow of Eastgrinsted, cordwiner  SAS-B/423  12 Dec 1694

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Devise to daughter Elizabeth, wife of Richd. Knight of Eastgrinsted, glazier, in tail, of copyhold and customary lands called Picknolls Croft and Mercers in Eastgrinsted held of the Manor of Imberhorne; and after the decease of the said Elizabeth Knight, the premises to descend to grandson Richd. Knight and his issue, with gifts over to such other son or child as the said Elizabeth should leave, and for want of such issue the said premises were devised to testator's brother Edward Bristow for life, remainder to nephew Henry Bristow, son of the said Edw. Bristow, in fee
Devise to the said Elizabeth Knight of a messuage or tenement, burgages, portlands, barns &c. called the Whitehouse alias the Maypole in Eastgrinsted in tail, with similar gifts over
Legacy of £50 to grandchildren Elizabeth Knight and Rachel Knight, to be equally divided, the interest to be paid to testator's wife Joane for her life
To the poor of Eastgrinsted 20s. and 10s. to the preacher of the funeral sermon
Sole executor: son-in-law Richard Knight. Overseers: John Ellyot and William Kent of Hartfield and John Pryor of Eastgrinsted
Proved at Lewes, 22 Oct., 1695

Attested Copy of the preceding Will of Henry Bristow  SAS-B/424  12 Dec 1694

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Copy attested, 15 Oct., 1739, by Wm. Michell, dep. registrar

Probate of the Will of this date of John Underhill of Eastgrinsted, taylor  SAS-B/425  19 Apr 1695

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Legacies: to brother Benjamin Underhill, £50; to sister Jane Mitchelborn 20s. and her son John Mitchelborn, £10
To testator's mother and Aunt Davenport, 40s. apiece
Devise to sister Mary Underhill the two dwellinghouses purchased of James Blatt and Thomas Blatt in Eastgrinsted, she being also residuary legatee and sole executrix
Proved at Lewe, 1 Dec., 1699

Quit-claim  SAS-B/426  22 Jun 1696

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By John Wickman of Oxtted, Surrey, cordwayner, son of Jane Wickman late the wife of Robert Matthew of East Grinsted cordwayner, to Thomas Candler of Horsham, mercer, - for £20 - of and in the moiety of 2 burgages and portlands with their appurtenances formerly belonging to Alice Cole in the Borrough of Eastgrinsted. Signature, John Wickman and armorial seal
Witnesses:- John Andrews, Thomas Dunn

Deed of Feoffment  SAS-B/427  24 Jun 1696

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By Thomas Candler of Horsham, mercer, to Thomas James of Cowden, Kent, gent., - for £270 - of 2 burgages and 2 portlands in East Grinsted formerly belonging to Richard Head and Henry Payne and then in the tenure of George Jeffreys, Nathaniel Austen and Willliam Knee
Signature, Thos. Candler, and armorial seal
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- Nath. Austen, Nath. Moor

Mortgage in fee  SAS-B/428  10 May 1698

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By Henry Brasted of East Grinsted, pewterer, to William Brasted of Eastgrinsted, mercer, - for £20 - of a messuage or tenement, burgage and portland, with all barns, buildings gardens &c. in East Grinsted in the occupation of the said Wm. Brasted and Thos. Goldsmith. Signature, Henry Brasted, and seal
Witnesses to deed and attornment of Isabella Pollard and Thomas Pollard, the said Isabella having an estate for her life, and Thomas Goldsmith, being tenant of part of the premises
Ben. Faulconer, Thos. Constable, Nath. Moor

Lease for a year  SAS-B/429  24 Nov 1698

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By Thomas James of Cowden, Kent, gent., to John Payne of Eastgrinsted, gent., of one Burgage and one Portland whereof Richard Head of Hartfield formerly held in the Borough of Eastgrinsted and then or late in the occupation of George Jeffery. Signature, Thomas James, and seal
Witnesses:- John Jenner, John Cooper, Nath. Moor

Release  SAS-B/430  25 Nov 1698

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Between the same parties - for £120 of the premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/429

Lease for a year  SAS-B/431  29 Sep 1699

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By Henry Brasted of Eastgrinsted, pewterer, one of the sons of Henry Brasted late of Eastgrinsted, mercer, decd., to Jeremy Brasted of the same place, mercer, one other of the sons of the said Hen. Brasted decd., of a messuage or tenement with one burgage and one portland, barn &c. in Eastgrinsted
Signature of lessor and seal
Witnesses:- Richard Knight, Richard Denne, Judith Skepper

Release  SAS-B/432  30 Sep 1699

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Between the same parties - for £90 - of the messuage and premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/431

Deed of Covenant  SAS-B/433  17 Apr 1704

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By Jeremiah Brasted of Eastgrinsted, mercer, with Thomas Constable of the same place, mercer, - in consideration of natural love to Susan Brasted his only daughter - to stand seised of and in a messuage or tenement one burgage, one portland and one barn belonging in Eastgrinsted To the use of the said Jeremiah for life and after his decease to the use of the said Susan. Signature, Jeremiah Brasted, and seal
Witnesses:- Mary Oliver, Fran. Green

Lease for a year  SAS-B/434  4 Sep 1707

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By William Pellatt of Pendhill, co. Surrey, esq., to Nathaniel Moore of Eastgrinsted, gent., of All that messuage, tenement or inn containing 2 burgages formerly called the New Inn als the Ounce and since called the Catt and the outhouses buildings, barns &c. belonging, in the tenure of Susanna Bankin, widow. Signature, Wm. Pellatt, and seal
Witnesses:- Henry Campion, Jo: Payne, Tho. James

Release in fee  SAS-B/435  5 Sep 1707

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Between the same parties - for £300 - of the messuage and premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/434

Lease for a year  SAS-B/436  8 Dec 1707

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By Mary Thomas, widow, relict and sole executrix of the Will of Alexander Thomas late of Lamberhurst, Kent, esq., Thomas Bathurst of Finchcocks in Goudhurst, Kent, gent., Thomas Lake of the Middle Temple, esq., and Richard Alexander Thomas of Lamberhurst, son and heir of the said Alexander Thomas, to Thomas Medley of Conisboroughs in Barcombe, esq., of Two messuages one being called the Chequer Inn, reputed two burgages, together with barns, stables, gardens &c. And also several pieces of land, meadow &c. containing 20 acres And a piece of land formerly a hop garden containing 4 acres All in Eastgrinsted and then late in the occupation of John Underhill and afterwards of William Parker, and parcel of the estate of the said Alexander Thomas and purchased by him of Thomas Offley of the Middle Temple, esq
Signatures of lessors and seals
Witnesses:- Will. Amherst, Jo: Tolson, Edw. Price

Release in fee  SAS-B/437  9 Dec 1707

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Between the same parties, with Elizabeth Thomas spinster, one of the daughters of the said Alexander Thomas, and William Thomas, one of the younger sons of the said Alexander, as parties of the 1st part, Whereby, after reciting the Will of the said Alexander Thomas dated 26 Nov., 1691 with bequest to his three younger sons, Alexander, the said William and George and to his three daughters the said Elizabeth, Martha and MARY £1000 apiece and the appointment of Thomas Bathurst and Thomas Lake with power to sell his messuages, lands &c. towards raising the said sums And reciting that Martha, one of the daughters, was dead and that proceedings in Chancery ensued
It was witnessed by the present deed that - for £1100 to the said Elizabeth Thomas and in pursuance of a decree in the said proceedings - the said Mary Thomas and others released to the said Thomas Medley the said messuage and lands described in Lease for a year SAS-B/436
Signatures of all parties of the 1st. part and seals

Rough Abstract of deeds beginning with the Will of Thomas Offley dated 20 Feb., 1668-9  SAS-B/438  1668 - 1707

Release in fee (following Lease for a year)  SAS-B/439  16 Apr 1708

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By Nathaniel Moore of Eastgrinsted, gent., to John Williams of London, merchant, - for £300 - of the messuage or inn and premises described in deed of 4 Sep., 1707 (SAS-B/434). Signature and seal
Witnesses:- Tho. James, Jo. Payne

Release in fee (following Lease for a year)  SAS-B/440  10 Feb 1719

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By Sir John Williams of London, knt., to Sir Thomas Dyke of Horeham, Sussex, bart., - for £250 - of the said messuage or inn called the Catt in Eastgrinsted. Signature, John Williams, and seal
Witnesses:- John Stewart, Nath. Moore junr

Abstract of the Title  SAS-B/441  1707 - 1719

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Of Sir John Dixon Dyke to the Catt Inn 2 burgages, in East Grinstead, with memo. that Sir John Dixon Dyke, bart., was only son and heir of his father Sir Thos. Dyke

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-B/442  24 Aug 1727

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By John Kirrill of Sevenoakes, Kent, esq., to Sarah Snatt of Eastgrinsted, widow, of a messuage or tenement divided into two dwellinghouses, with the shop, barn, buildings yard &c. in Eastgrinsted in the occupation of the said Sarah
Term, 31 years; rent, £12. Signature, Sarah Snatt, & seal
Witnesses:- Fran. Green, Edw. Saxby

Fine  SAS-B/443  1732

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Between John Staples, gent., querent, and Elizabeth Knight, widow, and Samuel Adams and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, garden, 2 acres of land and common of pasture in East Grinsted. Easter term, 5 Geo. II (In duplicate)

Lease for a year  SAS-B/444  1 May 1732

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By Elizabeth Knight of Eastgrinsted, widow and relict of Richard Knight late of the same place, glazier, to John Staples of the Middle Temple, gent., of a freehold messuage or tenement called the Whitehouse also the Maypole in East Grinsted and one acre of land belonging, consisting of two burgages or portlands, with the barns, buildings &c
Signature of lessor and seal
Witnesses:- N. Moore junr., Tho. North

Release in fee  SAS-B/445  2 May 1732

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Between the said Elizabet Knight, widow (relict &c. as before) and sole daughter, heir and devisee of Henry Bristow of Eastgrinsted decd., and Samuel Adams of Eastgrinsted, tailor, and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of the said Elizabeth Knight (1) the said John Staples (2), and MARK GREEN of the Inner Temple, gent (3) - for £40 to the said Elizabeth Knight paid by the said John Staples - of the messuage and premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/444

Lease for a year  SAS-B/446  6 May 1737

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By Benjamin Driver of St. Saviour's, Southwark, linendraper, only son and heir of Mary late the wife of Edmund Driver, formerly Mary Underhill and since decd., to Edward Bennett of East Grinsted, yeoman, of a messuage, tenement or burgage, with stable, buildings, portlands, yard &c. in East Grinsted
Signature, Benjamin Driver, and seal
Witnesses:- Ben. Faulconer, Richard Chapman (mk)

Release in fee  SAS-B/447  7 May 1737

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By way of Mortgage between the same parties - for £450 - of the said messuage and premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/446

Bond  SAS-B/448  7 May 1737

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By Benjamin Driver to Edward Bennett in £900 for payment of mortgage money and performance of covenants

Deed Poll of Declaration of Trust  SAS-B/449  15 Jun 1750

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By James Evelyn of Fellbridge in Godstone, Surrey, esq. concerning a messuage, tenement, burgage and portland, outhouses, stables &c. in East Grinsted then or late in the occupation of Thos. Bodle and Thos. Taylor conveyed to the said James Evelyn, by Thomas James of East Grinsted clerk by deeds of 1 and 2 March, 1748-9 The purchase money of £250 was the proper money of Sir Thomas Dyke of Lullingstone Castle, Kent, bart., and the Conveyance was made to the said James Evelyn in trust for him. Signature and seal
Witnesses:- Ed. Evelyn, William Gatland

Lease for a year  SAS-B/450  26 Jan 1753

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By Thomas, Lord Viscount Gage, Baron of Castell Bar and Viscount Gage of Castell Island in Ireland, to George Medley of Friston, Sussex, esq., of a moiety of a new erected messuage or tenement in Eastgrinsted called the Dorsets Head the said moiety being in the tenure of John Gardener and Robert Goodwin, together with the portland belonging to the said moiety
Signature, Gage, and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Bend Rooper, Charles Sclurol

Release  SAS-B/451  27 Jan 1753

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Between the same parties - for £500 - of the said moiety of premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/450

Lease for a year  SAS-B/452  14 May 1753

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By George Medley of Friston, esq., the only surviving son of Thomas Medley late of Friston, gent. decd., who was eldest son and heir of Thomas Medley of Coneyborough in Barcombe, esq. decd., to George Sackville, esq., called Lord Geo. Sackville, youngest son of Lionel, Duke of Dorset, of Two messuages or tenements (divided into several messuages or tenements) one formerly called the Chequer and afterwards the Dorset Head, reputed 2 burgages, with all barns, gardens &c
Also several pieces of land &c. containing 20 acres and a piece of land formerly a Hop Garden containing 4 acres
And a messuage or tenement, barn, stable &c. and 10½ acres of meadow land belonging formerly the estate of (blank) Austen
All in East Grinsted
Signature, George Medley and seal
Witnesses:- Sack: Bale, Sam. Calverley

Release  SAS-B/453  15 May 1753

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Between the same parties - for £1000 - of the messuages lands and premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/452

Lease for a year  SAS-B/454  19 May 1761

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By John Staples of the Middle Temple, gent., to Sackville Bale of Whitehall in Westminster, esq., of a freehold messuage or tenement called the Whitehouse als the Maypole in East Grinstead And one acre of land thereto belonging consisting of two burgages or portlands, with the barns, buildings &c. belonging in the occupation of Thos. Wallis
Signature, John Staples, and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Chas. Shearer, E. Jones

Release in fee  SAS-B/455  20 May 1761

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Between the same parties of the messuage and premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/454. Consideration money, £600

Lease for a year  SAS-B/456  15 Oct 1761

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By the said Sackville Bale to the Rev. Sackville Spencer Bale of the messuage and premises described in the proceeding Lease and Release. Signature and seal
Witnesses:- Nath. Moore, S. Calverley

Release  SAS-B/457  [n.d.]

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Between the same parties - in consideration of natural love and £200 - of the said messuage and premises in East Grinsted

Lease for a year  SAS-B/458  30 Mar 1770

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By the said Revd. Sackville Spencer Bale to George Germain, commonly called Lord George Germain, of the said messuage and premises called the Whitehouse als the Maypole in East Grinstead. Signature and seal
Witnesses:- Sacks: Bale, Edwd. Boodle

Release  SAS-B/459  31 Mar 1770

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Between the same parties - for £400 - of the said messuage and premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/458

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Copy of deed  SAS-B/669  29 May 1686

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Between Richard Abell of Whie Chappell, Middlesex, esq., James Hoare of the Tower of London, esq., and Thomas Fowle citizen and Alderman of London, esq., of the one part and Gamaliel Purefoy of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, esq. of the other part
Whereby, after reciting that Francis, Lord Hawley, Sir Charles Harbord, knt., his Majesty's Surveyor General, and others, Trustees for the sale of the late King (Charles) the Second's fee farm rent and other rents, by deed of 8 June, 26 Chas. II conveyed to John Kent of Westminster, esq., and others (inter alia)
Certain fee farm rent in New Windsor, Berks. and in Somerset (described in detail)
£6.8s.7d. the fee farm of the lordship and manor of Bassetts Fee, co. Sussex, parcel of the Honour of Petworth
And also £8.9s. for 40 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow and 20 acres of pasture in Arlington in the Rape of Pevensey, Sussex, called Endlewicks, out of which there was £3.8.7d. discharged by pleadings and judgment enterred and inrolled in the office of the second Remembrance of the Exchequer in Michs. term, 1650, in certain proceedings there touching Stapley and Henry Shelley, esq., and so remained clear £5.0.5d
(Many other recitals)
It was witnessed by the present deed that the said Richard Abell, James Hoare and Thos. Fowle - for £55.16s.3d. and by direction of Robert Chase - conveyed to Gamaliel Purefoy
All the said rents named in the first recited deed And a rent of £6. for Shelford Mill, co. Cambs. and other rents in Lincoln

Deed Poll of Conveyance  SAS-B/670  10 Jun 1686

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By Gamaliel Purefoy to Edmond Clerke citizen and merchant of London - in performance of trust reposed in him by the said Edmd. Clerke - of the annual rents mentioned in and conveyed by the deed next following (SAS-B/671)
Signature, Gaml. Purefoy, and armorial seal

Bargain and Sale  SAS-B/671  19 Apr 1694

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By the said Richard Abell and James Hoare to Edmond Clerke, citizen and merchant of London, Whereby
After reciting that the conveyance of 29 May, 1686 (SAS-B/699) and a deed poll of the same date by Gamaliel Purefoy declaring the trust of the said rents for Ed,ond Clerke, and the above conveyance of 10 June, 1686 (SAS-B/670), had become invalid in law for default of enrolment and attornment
It was witnessed that the said Richard Abell and James Hoare (to whom the legal estate survived by the death of Sir Thos. Fowle) conveyed to the said Edmond Clerke certain rents in Devon and Somerset And also £6.8s.7d. being the rent of the fee farm of the lordship and manor of Bassetts fee, co. Sussex
And the rent of £8. 9s. issuing out of the said land &c. in Arlington called Endlewikes, out of which £3.8s.6d. had been leaving £5. 0. 6d. clear. Signatures, Richard Abell and Ja. Hoar and seals. Enrolled in Court

Bargain and Sale  SAS-B/672  28 Mar 1781

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By Thomas Clarke of Swakeley, Middlesex, clerk, devisee under the Will of Thomas Clarke late of St Martin's in the Fields, esq. decd., who was eldest son and heir of Edmond Clarke citizen and merchant of London, decd. to Benjamin Lethieullier of Seymour Place, Mayfair, Middlesex, esq., of the several annual rents in Devon, Sussex and Somerset described in deed of 19 Apr., 1694, with other rents in the co. of Dorset, in exchange for certain messuages, lands and premises near Swakeley. Signatures & seals

Memo of Lease  SAS-B/673  20 Sep 1737

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By John Farhill to Edward Boys of the Parsonage of Alciston for one year. Signature, Edw. Boys
Witness:- John Charman junr

Demise  SAS-B/675  3 Mar 1602

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By William Inkershall of Lewes, glover, to Stephane Sommer of Herstmonceux, yeoman, and Alice his wife - for £40 - of All those his lands, tenements &c. called Groveland in Barcombe containing 30 acres, which premises were given and conveyed to the said William by the Will of John Inkershall his father decd
Term, 100 years; rent, 1d. Signature and seal cut off
Witnesses:- John Rowe, John Culpeper, Edward Jefferay

Copy of Will of John Furner of Battell, yeoman  SAS-B/676  18 Jan 1732

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Devise to son John Furner of a messuage, farm and lands in Yalding, Kent, in the occupation of John Eyles. And also to said son a messuage or tenement with backside &c. in Batell [Battle] in the occupation of James Ashenden
To grandson John Furner, eldest son of the said son John, all testator's messuages, farms, lands and premises in Yalding in the occupation of Robert Jarman, with all the poles, hop poles on the said farm and lands, he paying to testator's wife Mary the yearly rent of £6 for her life and to John Furner, father of the said grandson for life the yearly rent of £8. Also to said grandson a piece of woodland in Yalding
To said wife for her life all testator's copyhold messuages and premises in Battell in the occupation of Richard Bellchamber and others And also a cottage or copyhold messuage and lands in Battell called in the Bushes
After the death of said wife and of Robert Furner, he dying without issue, the said copyhold messuages, lands cottages and premises were devised to grandson John Furner
Residuary legatee and executrix: said wife Mary

Fine  SAS-B/677  1594

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Between William Davye and Thomas Davye, querents, and Andrew Wyndesore, esq., and Anne his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, 20 ac. of land, 34 ac. of pasture and 6 ac. of wood in Beckley. Michaelmas term, 37 Eliz

Bargain and Sale  SAS-B/678  1 Nov 1608

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By Thomas Edwards of Caubterburye, taylor, to William Davye of Beckley, Sussex, yeoman - for £390 - of a messuage or tenement, outhouse, barn &c. and 19 pieces of land, meadow &c. containing in the whole 80 acres in Beckley called Hobbes and Wigges, then in the tenure of Harbert Eason
Signature, Thomas Edwardes, and tag for seal
Witnesses:- Edward Henden, Robert Otringham, Giles Davy, Christophr Edwards, Hosuth Bell

Bond  SAS-B/679  1 Nov 1608

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By Thomas Edwardes to William Davye in £760 for performance of covenants in deed of even date

Grant  SAS-B/680  1 Nov 1608

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By Thomas Edwardes to William Davye of the said messuage, lands and premises described in above deed (SAS-B/678)
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- William East (mk), Thomas Alphre (mk), Robert Seere, Christopher Edwardes, Edmunde Stede

Counterpart of deed of feoffment  SAS-B/681  26 Dec 1627

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By William Davy senr. of Beckley, yeoman, to Thomas Davy senr. of Beckley, yeoman, brother of the said William, and Thomas Holman of Beckley, yeoman - in consideration of natural love and affection to Thomas Davy, eldest son and heir apparent of the said William - of All that one messuage or tenement wherein the said William then dwelt, a barn. stable and buildings belonging, one oasthouse, garden, orchard and 18 pieces of land, meadow, pasture and marshland containing in the whole 77 acres in Beckley called Hobbes and Wigges; of which the said messuage, barn, stable, oasthouse, garden, orchard and 4 pieces of land and pasture and one piece of wood abutting to the king's high street S.E and S., to the lands and woodlands of Sir John Shelley E., N. and W. and to lands of Samuel Shorte, esq., and Thos. Shorte and Daniel Shorte, gents., W. and S
Other part of the premises comprising 10 pieces of land &c. and 2 pieces of wood lying on the other side of the street from the messuage and abutting to the king's street, N. and W., to lands of Sir Robt. Bevill, knt., S.W., S., S.E. and E., to woodlands of (blank) Bromfield, esq., called the Lord's wood, E., S. and W. and land of the said Sir John Shelley, N. and N.E
The one piece of marshland, residue of the premises was abutting to the Sewre, N.E., to lands of Dame. . Craven called Barnegranch, S., to lands of the said Samuel, Thomas and Daniel Shorte and lands of the said Thos. Holman, W. and to the marshland of John Porter, esq., being parcel of Metherham Farm, N
All the premises, together with one piece of marshland then 1 sold by the said Wm. Davy were purchased by him of Thomas Edward of Canterbury, yeoman, 1 Nov.6 Jas. I
Also grant to the said Thomas Davy and Thomas Holman of several pieces of land &c. called Kechynnams als East Kechymnams containing 50 acres And 2 pieces of marshland called Holybrocks als Holebrookes containing 12 acres; all lying in Peasmarsh and abutting to a lane from the king's high street towards the tenement called Hatches, S., to the king's high street leading between Fleckley Ash and Wyterisham, W. and to marshlands late of John Tufton, gent., also called Holysbrooke, N., and were with 2 barns since falled down conveyed by WiLliam Davy, father of the said William, to John Davy of Breade, yeoman, and John Davy of Udimer, yeoman, to the use of the said Wm. Davy party to the present deed by feoffment of 3 March, 28 Eliz: (1585-6)
Signatures, Thomas Davi, Thomas Holman and Thomas Davy, & seals. Witnesses to deed and livery: William Davy junr., Thomas East (mk), Nich. Kilburne

Recovery  SAS-B/682  1608

Contents:
By Robert Wenborne against William Davye of a messuage garden, 40 ac. of land, 5 ac. of meadow, 20 ac. of pasture, and 20 ac. of wood in Becklye, with Thomas Edwards as vouchee, and Edward Howse as common vouchee. Michaelmas term, 6 Jas. I Seal cut off. (Out of date order)

Release by way of Settlement (following Lease for a year)  SAS-B/683  8 May 1669

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By Edward Palmer of Broxbourne, Herts, esq., to Sir John Monson senr. of Burton next Lincoln, K.B. and abart., with Elizabeth Staunton of Broxburn, gentlewoman, as a party of the 3rd part - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Edw. Palmer and the said Elizabeth Staunton - of messuages, lands and tenements in Sabridgworth, Herts.,; freehold premises in Hadham, Herts
And also a fee farm or yearly rent of £16.4s.1d. issuing out of the Manor of Bexhill near Hasting, Sussex
And a fee farm or yearly rent of £6.17s.8d. issuing out of the Manor of Heathfield, Sussex
Also a fee farm rent of £7.13s.4d. issuing out of the Manor of East Peckham. Kent
And a messuage, lands and premises called Nidles als Neagles in Sabridgworth (described)
To hold upon the trusts in the deed declared
Signatures of all parties and tags, seals gone

Fine  SAS-B/684  1819

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Between Henry Van Bodicoate, esq., plaintiff, and James Clarke and Anne his wife, deforciants, of one messuage, stablew, coachhouse, garden, 2 curtilages, and one acre of land and common of pasture in Brighthelmestone [Brighton]. Easter term, 59 Geo. III

Letters of Administration  SAS-B/685  6 May 1859

Contents:
Of the estate of Louisa Carteret Davidson late of Brighton, widow, who died 14 Feb., 1859, granted to Louisa Irving Davidson, spinster, the only child of the deceased Estate sworn under £600

Counterpart of Deed of Grant  SAS-B/686  20 Apr 1629

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By Edward Darby of Burwashe, yeoman, to William Darby of Cattesfield, yeoman, brother of the said Edward - for £100 - of an annuity or yearly rent of £8. issuing out of all his messuages, lands, tenements &c. in Burwashe [Burwash] called Williams Bowe, Burndhothes, Bisshoppes Ham, and Brownes containing 100 acres in the several tenures of Thomas Picknoll and Richard Slater. With proviso for termination on payment of £104 at Ladyday 1633. Signature, William Darbye, and tag
Witnesses to deed and delivery of 6d. in the name of seisin: Arnolde Edwards, scrivener, Robert Sharpe, William Hull

Inventory of the Goods of James Gaston of Catesfield, taken by William Markwick and Ed. Creasey  SAS-B/687  19 Mar 1725

Manor of Waningore  SAS-B/688  28 Feb 1712

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Copy of Court Roll of a court of William Rootes, clerk, of a Surrender by Walter Vinall of several pieces of land on which a barn was then lately erected, called the copyhold containing 40 acres in Chailey lately Tuckers and before Chatfield's, rent 11s
And also another customary tenemenet or cottage and 4 acres of land called Downhatch and Paris, rent 1s.6d
And regrant to the said Walter Vinall to be held by copy of court roll by the several rents and other services mentioned in certain writings dated 12 Feb. then instant. And Admission of the said Walter Vinall. Fr. Langford, steward

Deed of Settlement (following Lease for a year)  SAS-B/690  17 Apr 1719

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Between Stephen Sivier senr. of Bodiham, yeoman, and Percy his wife (1), William Walker of Bodiham, yeoman (2), Stephen Sivier junr. of Bodiham, yeoman, and Mary Walker one of the daughters of the said William (3) and John Hollman of Ewhurst, Sussex, yeoman, and JOHN SIVIER of Dallington, yeoman, Whereby - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Stephen Sivier junr. and the said Mary Walker and of £100 secured to be paid to the said Stephen Sivier junr. by Wm. Walker for the marriage portion of the said Mary - the said Stephen Sivier senr. and Percy his wife released to the said John Hollman and John Sivier (in their possession by virtue of Lease for a year) a messuage or tenement, orchard, garden, close and 6 pieces of land, arable, meadow and pasture belonging containing 14 acres, called Beeches, in Dallington in the occupation of Richard Thornton and Samuell Barker. To hold upon trust as in the deed declared. Signatures of all parties and seals. Witnesses:- Robt. Chambers, John Freebody

Probate of the Will of this date of JOHN THROCKMORTON of St James's, Westminster  SAS-B/691  2 Jan 1700

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Bequest to wife Anne for life of one moiety of a fee farm rent of £22.9s.2d. issuing out of the Manor of Haddenham, Bucks, and Guldeford Marsh, co. Sussex. and the other moiety to his children
Specific gifts to members of the family. And gift of one guinea to each of the following: my Mistress Madam Anne Guldeford, her son Sir Robert Guldeford and his wife Lady Guldeford, to buy rings. And to Mr. Joseph Guldeford. To the poor of Benenden, Kent
Recital of purchase by testator of Richard Carew and John Tremaine in the name of Richard Reeve, esq. in trust for testator as acknowledged by Richd. Reeve by deed of 22 Dec., 1688, of Six acres of land in Ployden (sic) Sussex, and 170 acres in Guldeford Marsh in East Guldeford als New Guldeford; which lands were settled upon trust for testator for life and after his decease to the use of Sir Robert Guldeford and his issue And for default of issue to the use of the testator, and he devised one moiety to his wife for life and the other moiety to his children, with contingent absolute gift to wife
Also gift to wife of a moiety of an annuit of £8.6s.8d. and another of £4. payable out of the Manor of Hempsted in Benenden in Kent. Proved in P.C.C., 29 April, 1702

Assignment  SAS-B/692  12 Mar 1701

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By Mary Sheircliffe of Haringay als Hornsey, Middlx. widow, relict and administratrix of the estate of Anthony Sheircliffe late of London, brewer decd., by direction of John Byndles of Portsea Island, co. Southants, esq., to Searles Giles of Biddenden, Kent, gent., as trustee for Bert Pope of Smarden, Kent, yeoman, - for £460 paid by Searles Giles - of a Mortgage for £300 dated 1 Oct., 32 Chas. II by the said John Byndles to Joane Ayscouch of London, widow, of (inter alia)
A piece of land or fresh marsh called the Twenty Acres containing 20 acres in East Guldeford or in East Guldeford Marsh, Sussex and Kent, late in the occupation of Lewis Gilliart and then of John Slowman
Also a toft or parcel of ground whereon (before the same was burnt down) stood a great barn
Also a close and another piece of land or fresh marsh containing 10 acres in East Guldeford
And also assignment of another Mortgage of 1 Jan. 32 Chas. II of the same premises (inter alia) by the said John Byndles to John Rawlinson, citizen and haberdasher of London, for £560
The said Searles Giles having agreed for the absolute purchase of the premises for £460

Short Abstract of the title  SAS-B/693  25 Nov 1720

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Of Jonathan Stevens and his wife to a moiety of a messuage and 40 acres of land in East Guldeford with Opinion of Mr Gilbert Horsman thereon

Bond  SAS-B/694  23 Nov 1680

Contents:
By Joan Iden of Egerton, Kent, widow, to Thomas Russell of Ewhurst, Sussex, yeoman, in £600 for performance of covenants in a deed of Assignment between the parties

Articles of Agreement  SAS-B/695  20 Aug 1703

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Between Stephen Frewen of Fairlight, clerk (1) Anne Davis of Salehurst, spinster (2) and John Davis of Hawkhurst, Kent, gent. (brother of the said Anne Davis) (3)
Whereby the said Stephen Frewen - in consideration of an intended marriage between him and the said Anne Davis and £900 her portion - covenanted within 4 years to lay out £1350 in the purchase of freehold lands and tenements in Sussex, to be settled as therein mentioned. Signatures of all parties and seals
Witnesses:- Thos. Lake, Jeff. Gilbert

Lease for a year  SAS-B/696  9 Mar 1708

Contents:
By William Kenchley of Westham, gent., only son and heir of Abraham Kenchley late of Westham, gent. decd. to Thomas Willard of Eastborne, gent., of All those several pieces of land called Crouches containing 30 acres in Hailsham and in the tenure of Francis Alexander; which lands were late Abraham Kenchley's his father and theretofore were purchased, amongst other lands &c. by Abraham Kenchley, gent. his gret grandfather of Sir Thomas Gage, bart. and Dame Mary his wife, John Thetcher, esq. and Thos. Roper esq. Signature, Will. Kenchley, and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Thos. Rowe, Tho. Frewen

Counterpart of Release  SAS-B/697  7 Aug 1734

Contents:
By way of settlement (following Lease for a year) by Mary Iggelsden of Cranbrook, Kent, spinster, to William Couchman of Cranbrook, gent., with Edward Couchman of Cranbrook, gent. as a party of the 2nd. part - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Edw. Couchman and the said Mary Igglesden and of a competent jointure to be made by the said edw. Couchman - of All those several pieces of land &c. containing 17 acres in Benenden, Kent, at or near a place called Iden Green, formerly the land of John Girdler
Also of 2 pieces of land &c. called Chillenden and the Chillandens Brook, containing 9 acres in Sanhurst, Kent
All late in the tenure of Valentine Marlow. miller, and then of Wm. Allen
And also of a moiety of and in a toft of land whereon a messuage or tenement formerly stood, with the garden, use of well, containing 1 acre in the parish of St. Clement's in Hastings. And also of and in several pieces of land &c. called the Forestall and Totty containing together 24 acres situate in the parish of All Saints in Hastings; the said moiety being in the tenure of John Boykett. To hold upon the trust declared. Signature, Edward Couchman, and seal. Witnesses:- John Hassell, Thos. Carter

Probate of the Will of this date of George Laget of Hastings, yeoman  SAS-B/698  1 Jun 1748

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Executors: son George Laget and testator's wife Mary
Gift to 6 children of Thomas Fordre Stuting by testator's daughter Sarar, his former wife, of £5 apiece, viz: Augustin, Thomas, George, Elizabeth, Mary and Sarar
To daughter Mary the wife of John Jarman of Poseling, £5
To daughter Elizabeth the wife of James Drainar of Willbursh, £30. Residue to wife. Signature, Gege Legett
Probate Act gone

Bond  SAS-B/699  23 Jun 1673

Contents:
By Thomas Gower of Heathfield, blacksmith, to John Putland of Heathfield, tanner, in £716 for performance of covenants in a Bargain and Sale of even date between the parties
Witnesses:- Thomas osborne, Herbert Longly, Richard Mascall, Tho. Shephard

Office Extract from the Will of Dorothy Hooke of Heathfield, widow  SAS-B/700  7 Mar 1781

Contents:
Of the Appointment of her sons John Durrant and William Durrant as executors. Proved, 7 March, 1782

Short rough list of deeds relating to lands in Herstmonceux and Wartling, including land called Chelsham  SAS-B/701  1237 - 1580

A Rentall of Isfield manor  SAS-B/704  nd, c1630

Probate of the Will of this date of Frances Moreton formerly of Lewes but late of Frating, Essex, widow  SAS-B/705  15 Sep 1795

Contents:
Gift of all property, except wearing apparel, which was given to daughter Mrs. Frewen, to be equally divided between son Wm. Moreton Moreton, clerk, with remainder to his children, and said daughter Mrs. Frewen, with remainder to her children
Executors: Rev. Dr. Frewen and son Wm. Moreton Moreton
Proved in P.C.C., 5 April, 1797

Probate of the Will of this date of Thomas Humfry of Little Horsted, yeoman  SAS-B/710  16 Apr 1714

Contents:
Devise of a messuage, barn, buildings, lands and coppice called Horsted Pond Farm, formerly used by William Packham and lying below the Horseway from Horsted Green to Crocksted Green and through the said land, to cosin Thomas Moone, he paying £20 a year to testator's wife Anne for her life
Devise of a barn, lands and coppice grounds called the Church Land Farm in Little Horsted lying above the Horseway next to Horsted Church, to cosin William Moone, he paying to said wife Anne £20 a year for life
To Mary Drewly £5 a year for life to be paid out of the above lands by Thos. Moone and William Moone
Devise of a messuage, barn and lands at Shortbridge in Fletching late the lands of John Mackerill decd. and then in the occupation of Henry Pelling, to cosin JOhn Moone Also to him 2 copyhold messuages near Peltdowne in Mearsfeild holden of the Manor of Mearsfield
Devise to cosins Thos. Moone and Wm. Moone of a copyhold messuage, barn and land called Bearsfield in Isfield holden of Isfield And one other copyhold messuage, barn and land called Kings in Isfield Upon trust for sale for payment of debts and legacies. Legacies (£10, £20, £50) to Thomas Drewly, William Drewly, Anne the wife of David Diplock, Elizabeth Drewly, William Jenner of Mearsfeild, Anne the wife of Richd. Lawrance of Chichester, Grace the wife of John Charlcroft nr. Petworth, Mary Danes, Richd. Danes, to be paid to his sister Charlecroft
Devise to Thos. Moone and Wm. Moone his executors of a copyhold messuage, barn, watermill and land in Rotherfeild, holden of the Manor of Dewland alias Rectory of Rotherfield, called Stone Mill Upon trust for sale for payment of debts and legacies
Also a messuage, stable, gardens, barn and land in Uckfield late in the occupation of Mr Francis Smith, to be sold for payment of debts and legacies
To wife Anne a moiety of household goods to dispose of at her Will. Residuary legatees and executors: said cosins Thomas and William Moone. Proved, 15 Jan., 1716-17, in P.C.C

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-B/711  19 Dec 1626

Contents:
Of the Manor of Baynden of Robert Morley, esq., of a Surrender by Henry Burges, only son and heir of John Burges and Alice his wife decd. of a nief tenement called Alcocks als Awcocks containing 16 acres [Mayfield] To the use of Thomas Weston
And Admission of the said Thomas. Roger Coby, steward

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-B/712  2 Apr 1662

Contents:
Of the Manor of Baynden of a court of Harbert Morley, of the presentment of the death of Thomas Weston seised of the said tenement called Alcocks als Awcocks [Mayfield] And Admission of Richard Weston as younger son and heir
Thos. Houghton, steward

Fine  SAS-B/713  1666

Contents:
Between Thomas Martin, gent., querent, and Gabriel Eagles, gent., and Ann his wife, deforciants, of one messuage, barn, garden orchard, 21 ac. of land, 8 ac. of meadow, 16 ac. of pasture and 6 ac. of wood in Mayfield, co. Sussex
And one messuage, 2 barns, 2 gardens, 1 orchard, 10 ac. of land, 5 ac. of meadow, and 10 ac. of pasture in Penshurst, Kent. Trinity term, 18 Chas. II

Bond  SAS-B/714  15 Nov 1693

Contents:
By Clement Read of Mayfield, mercer, to Peter Parris of Goudhurst, Kent, mercer, and John Balld of Marden, Kent, gent., in £252 for performance of covenants in Release of even dated
Witnesses:- Nich. Canhurst, Robt. Chambers

Fine  SAS-B/715  1612

Contents:
Between William Andrewe, gent., and Henry Blackshawe, gent. querents, and James Thetcher, eqs., and William Thetcher, esq., deforciants, of the Manor of Mersham, Foder Marshe, Pett and Preisthawe and 20 messuages, 20 cottages.... 2 mills, 3 dovehouses, 20 gardens, 20 orchards, 200 ac. of land, 150 ac. of meadow, 1500 ac. of pasture, 200 ac. of wood... acres of furze and heath, 1000 ac. of marsh, £8 rent, free warren and view of frankpledge &c. &c. in Mersham, Foder Mersh, Pett, Ferley, Icklesham, Gestlinge, Westham, Pevensey, Halesham, Wartling, Warbleton, Hurst And the advowson of the churches of Pett and Halesham. Hilary term, 9 Jas. I

Copy of Release by way of Mortgage (following Lease for a year)  SAS-B/716  16 Aug 1698

Contents:
By John Sharpe of Northiham, gent., to Richard Seamer of Iden, clerk - for £200 - of a messuage or tenement called Quikburne and all meadow, pasture, arable lands &c. containing 100 acres in Northiham in the occupation of Jane Sharpe of Northiham, widow, (mother in law of the said John Sharpe)

Sketch Plan of Marshland in Pett Level  SAS-B/717  1809

Contents:
The property of John Tilden Sampson, esq. Contents: 61a.0. 23p. by W. Ticehurst, Battle. Scale 1 in. to 5 chains. [Later part of Medley Estate]

Probate of the Will of this date of Thomas Crew of St Alphage, London, but then residing at Piddinghoe, Sussex, merchant taylor  SAS-B/718  16 Nov 1782

Contents:
Ratification of a Bond dated 31 Dec., 1760 made by testator previous to his marriage with Honnor Elizabeth Graham, to Henry Graham, citizen and sadler of London, since deceased, late father of the said Honnor Elizabeth
Legacy of £50 to son Thomas Kinder Crew, he having been amply provided for
Residuary legatee and executrix: said wife Honnor Elizabeth
Probate Act gone

Bond  SAS-B/719  5 Oct 1618

Contents:
By Thomas Asheby of Rye, baker, one of the sons and coheirs of Robert Asheby late of Rye, cooper decd., in £20 to John Spye of Rye, habberdasher for quiet enjoyment by the said John Spye, free from incumbrances and for further assurance of the third part of 3 messuages or tenements and three gardens belonging in Rye in Longerstreate, bargained and sold by the said Thos. Asheby to the said John Spye by deed of even date
Mark of Thos. Asheby. Witnesses: Robert Convers & others

Grant  SAS-B/720  23 Jun 1527

Contents:
By William Cowpere of Bryghtling, whyler, to Thomas Hepden of Burwassche and Stephen Corne of Haukherst of All those lands and tenements, rents and services in Bryghtlyng [Brightling], Penherst and Saleherst

Grant  SAS-B/721  29 Apr 1554

Contents:
By Stephen Cowpere of Britlyng, yeoman, to Robert Cowper his son of All that his tenement and certain lands in Saleherst and Brightlyng [Brightling] lying to land of William Upton sometime of John Lambe and William Pont, N., to land of Robert Tervy, knt., sometime of the heirs of Wm. Folcok, S. and to the queen's highway E.; the premises being sometime of Thos. Gardener and Stephen Maynard and afterwards descended to the grantor after the death of Wm. Cowper his father. Seal cut off
Witnesses to livery of seisin:- John Mathewe, Renald Harmer, Michael Buttler, Richd. Martyn

Bond  SAS-B/723  11 Aug 1645

Contents:
By Mary Barham of Wadhurst, widow, to Samuel Short of Tenterden, Kent, esq., and Edward Short, gent., only son and heir apparent of the said Samuel, in £120 for good title, free from incumbrances and for further assurance of an orchard containing ¼ acre with a messuage or dwellinghouse thereon then lately built late in the occupation of John Woodgate als Tomsett and then of Richard Wickham, in the town of Wadhurst; which premises the said Mary Barham had granted to the said Samuel and Edward Short by deed poll of even date with the Bond
Witnesses:- Tho. Bucher, David Holland

Fine  SAS-B/724  1745

Contents:
Between William Walton, plaintiff, and James Clout and Mary his wife and Edward Mercer and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of 3 messuages, 3 barns, one malthouse, 3 gardens, 3 orchards, 20 ac. of land, 6 ac. of meadow, 10 ac. of pasture and 6 ac. of wood in Lamberhurst and Wadhurst. Michaelmas term, 19 Geo. II

Manor of Laughton  SAS-B/725  30 Mar 1792

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of a court of Thomas, Lord Pelham, of a Surrender by James Apps of a customary piece of land called Lurcocks Wood containing 3 acres adjoining to South Lane, E. to lands of John Bexhill, N. and W
Also of a piece of land called Parnells Kings Lickpers otherwise Lurcocks Field containing 3 acres and adjoining to Lurcocks Wood, S. the highway, N. and E. and lands of the said John Bexhill W. All in Waldron and formerly Barnaby Goldsmith's, before Attwoods and late of Judith Hook, rent 1s. 6d
To the use of Thomas Tooth of Waldron, farrier, and his Admission Jos. Smith, steward

Grant  SAS-B/726  10 Apr 1574

Contents:
By Sallomon Fairbancke of Maighfield, shoemaker, to John Wickersome of Maighfield, husbandman, of All those his lands tenements, rents, reversions, services &c. called Ricardes and Hocklies in Warbleton at Rushelake, lying to the queen's street leading from the forest of Dallington to Warbleton Church, S. and W. and to lands of Richard Browne and lands of John Wyllard, N. and E., containing 7 acres With proviso for redemption on payment of £20 at the church of Warbleton on 14 May, 1575 between the hours of 1 and 5 in the afternoon. Signature and tag, seal gone
Witnesses to livery of seisin:- John Burgen, Owen Apryce, and Thomas Groome the writer

Deed  SAS-B/727  6 May 1640

Contents:
Between William Haye of Little Horstead, gent., Thomas King of St Martin's in the Fields, Middlesex, gent. and WILLIAM Coby of Clifford's Inn, London, gent., of the one part, and Thomas Stolyon of Warbleton, gent., of the other part
Whereby, after reciting a conveyance of 10 March then last past by Jane Stolyon late of Warbleton, widow, and mother of the said Thos. Stolyon, to the said Wm. Haye and Thos. King - for £700 - of a messuage and 200 acres of land in Warbleton and Heathfield late in the occupation of the said Jane and Robert Storer And also a messuage, lands and tenements called the Hole containing 40 ac. in Warbleton, in which premises the said Jane was seised for an estate for life
It was covenanted by the present deed that a Recovery of the premises should be suffered to the said Wm. Coby, such Recovery to ensure to the use of the said Thos. Stolyon in fee
Signature, Thos. Stolyon, and tag, seal gone
Witnesses:- Roger Cobie, James Perry

Bond  SAS-B/728  28 Feb 1671

Contents:
By Thomas Stolyon of Warbleton, gent., to Francis Hamlyn of Ardingligh, yeoman, in £1400 for performance of covenants in a deed of even date between the parties
Witnesses:- Jos. Linke, Sa. Store, John Brigland, Saml. Patchurst

Bond  SAS-B/729  3 Dec 1755

Contents:
By John Avery of Warbleton, yeoman, to Elizabeth Crowhurst of Eastbourne, widow, in £500 for payment of £250 and interest
Signature and armorial seal
Witnesses: Robt. Busbridge, Hen. Mallory Bishop

Bond  SAS-B/730  8 Jun 1757

Contents:
By John Avery of Warbleton, yeoman, to Elizabeth Crowhurst of East Bourne, widow, in £900 for payment of £450 and interest
Signature & armorial seal. Witnesses: John Bishop, Wm. Kin-g

Settlement  SAS-B/737  24 Jul 1704

Contents:
By Stephen Eddelsden of Mayfeild, chirurgeon, with Dann Gromebridge of Tonbridge, Kent, and Lucy Muddle of Mayfield, spinster - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Stephen and the said Lucy Muddle - of a messuage or tenement called Browneings, with barns, stables, stauls, &c. and several pieces of land &c. belonging containing 80 acres in Wartling and Ashburnham, late in the tenure of Edward Bray and then of Stephen Kettchle; the said lands being Brownings, Marshments and Princle. Signatures of all parties, seals gone
Witnesses:- Richard. .. Will. Snashall, Francis Gromebridge

Bond  SAS-B/738  2 Mar 1759

Contents:
By John Hammond of St James's Westminster, surgeon, to John Thorpe of Battell, mercer, in £800 for payment of £400 in pursuance of a Mortgage by Lease and Release of 1 & 2 Dec., 1756 by the said John Hammond and Martha his wife of a messuage or tenement, malthouse, barns &c. and several pieces of land &c. called Clinchers, Lightwood, Studdens, and Nailers lying at or near Stunts Green in Wartling and Herstmonceux, containing 120 ac
Signature, John Hammond and seal

Lease for a year  SAS-B/739  26 Jan 1718

Contents:
By Sir George Piers of St. Anne's, Westminster knt., to Thomas Porkin of Pepingbury als Pembury, Kent, yeoman, of a piece of woodland or coppice ground containing 2 acres in Westfield, Sussex, in the tenure of the said Sir Geo. Piers, bounding to lands of Mr Bines, E., lands of Chas. Eversfield, esq. E. and to lands of the said Thos. Lorkin, N., S. and W
Signature, Geo. Piers, and seal
Witnesses:- Tho. Lambard, Geo. Hooper junr

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-B/741  22 Feb 1859

Contents:
Of the Manor of Streat of a Surrender out of Court by Henry Travers Owen, esq. to the use of Oswald Croxon Jones of Myddleton Cottage in Enfield, Middlesex, esq - for £100 - of a piece of land containing 2r.36p. in Wivelsfield lying to the Turnpike Road from Cuckfield to Lewes, N., to the lane called Stony Lane, E. and to lands late of the said H.T.Owen and then of the said O.C.Jones, S. and W., rent 2s.6d. To which piece of land the said H.T.OWEN was admitted at a court held 30 March, 1854. And Admission of the said O. O. Jones
A. J. Fitz Hugh, steward

East Grinstead  [no ref. or date]

Lease for a year  SAS-B/745  7 Aug 1747

Contents:
By Lionel Cranfield, Duke of Dorset and K.G. to Vere Beauclerk of St James's, Westminster, esq., (commonly called Lord Vere Beauclerk) and Thomas Hales of Beaksbourne, Kent, esq. of:- A messuage or tenement, burgagehold, with barn, stable, yards, gardens, Portlands and backsides and ½ acre of land belonging called Worwers in the Burrough Town of East Grinstead, in the tenure formerly of John Putland and William Purchase and then or late of Edw. Jordan, bounding to the messuage or burgagehold theretofore of Edw. Driver, and to another tenement theretofore of the said John Putland, E., to the High Street or way, S. and W. and to an orchard or backside in the occupation of Wm. Backley and Samuel Pigott, N
Also a messuage or tenement with the burgagehold belonging formerly in the tenure of Edmond Chapman and afterwards of Richd. Head, and then or late of David Dudley, lying in the Borrough Town of East Grinstead
And one Portland to the said messuage or burgage belonging and adjoining, in the occupation theretofore of John Putland senr
Which before mentioned premises were purchased by the said Duke of Dorset of the said John Putland senr. and Elizabeth his wife and John Putland junr
And also a messuage or tenement burgage and portland in East Grinstead in the tenure of Joseph Gatford And one little messuage or tenement erected upon part of the last mentioned burgage and portland in the tenure theretofore of John Cook and then of Nichs. Tooth and J. Sawyer; the said premises being purchased by the said Duke of Richard Still and abutting to a messuage, burgage and portland theretofore of Tobias Skewen and then of John Shewin W. and S. and to the king's highway in East Grinstead, N
Also a messuage or tenement, burgagehold in East Grinstead in the tenure theretofore of Henry Moore and then of Richard Austen, purchased by the said Duke of Mathew Lant, esq., late Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Scotland
Also a messuage, tenement and burgage with the portland, garden and ground belonging in East Grinstead in the occupation theretofore of John Elmour and purchased by the Duke from Sir Thomas Webster, bart
Also a messuage or burgage, stable &c. and one little close or yard belonging containing ¼ acre in East Grinstead in the tenure theretofore of Wm. Purchase and then of Mrs Phillippa Johnson, and purchased by the Duke of Dorset from Mrs Johnson
Also a messuage, burgagehold or tenement, with barn, garden and portland belonging called Godges in East Grinstead, theretofore in the occupation of Henry Page and Benjamin Faulconer, abutting to the messuage or burgage formerly of Nathaniel Moore, gent. E. and to the messuage or burgage formerly of Thos. James, W. and the king's high street, N.; purchased of Benjamin Faulconer, by deeds of 19 & 20 June, 1713
Also a messuage, tenement and burgage, with barns, stables, yards, orchards and lands belonging in East Grinstead then or late in the occupation of Francis Green, gent
Also a messuage or tenement containing one burgage, with brew-house, stables, barns, buildings &c. belonging in East Grinstead formerly in the occupation of Tobias Showen and Thos. North and then of John Showen and abutting to the messuage formerly of John Jenner, W., to the messuage formerly of Richard Still, E. to the street, N. and to the windmill field, S
Signature, Dorset, and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Robert Andrews, Alexius Elcock

Release in fee  SAS-B/746  8 Aug 1747

Contents:
Between the same parties of the messuages, tenements and burgages &c. described in the foregoing Lease for a year and Declaration of Trust in connection therewith
With endorsed deed poll of 12 June, 1751 by Lionel Cranfield, Duke of Dorset, revoking the uses, trusts and estates limited and declared by the within written deed
Witnesses:- Robert Andrews, James Dipple

Lease for a year  SAS-B/747  13 Jun 1751

Contents:
By Lionel Cranfield, Duke of Dorset, to Lord Vere, Baron Vere of Hanworth and Sir Thomas Hales of the premises called Wowers and the other messuages, tenements and burgages in East Grinstead described in the two preceding deeds
Signature, Dorset, and seal. Witnesses: Robt. Andrews, James Dipple

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-B/748  30 Mar 1761

Contents:
By the Rt. Hon. George Sackville of Knole in Sevenoaks, Kent, esq., commonly called Lord George Sackville, to James Doubell of East Grinstead, innholder, of a stable called the Great Stable and several pieces of meadow land called the Chequer Mead, 6 acres, the Hipsfield, 2 acres, and the Frydays Mead, 6 acres; all in East Grinstead and theretofore used with the messuage or inn theretofore called the Chequers and since the Dorset Head, then in the occupation of the said James Doubell. Term, 10 years; rent, £21
Signature, James Doubell, and seal
Witnesses:- John Smith, Nath. M-oore

Lease for a year  SAS-B/749  14 Mar 1766

Contents:
By Sackville Bale of Whitehall, esq., to Alexander Wedderburn of Lincoln's Inn, esq. K.C. of a messuage or tenement and burgage, with portland and land belonging called Wowers And also all the other messuages, tenements and burgages in East Grinstead described in deed of 7 August, 1747 (SAS-B/745)
Signature and seal. Witnesses: Tho. W. Partington, Jno.Austen

Declaration of Trust  SAS-B/750  15 Mar 1766

Contents:
Between Alexander Wedderburn of Lincoln's Inn, esq. K.O. (1), the Hon. George Sackvill, commonly called Lord George Sackville, youngest son of Lionel Cranfield, late Duke of Dorset decd., and Charles, Duke of Dorset, theretofore Charles Sackville, commonly called the Earl of Middlesex, eldest son of the said Lionel Cranfield, Duke of Dorset (2) and Sackville Bale of Whitehall, Middlesex, esq. (3)
Reciting the purchase by the late Duke of Dorset between 1713 and 1741 of 6 burgagehold messuages or tenements, with the portlands and appurts in East Grinstead (as before mentioned), which were vested in Sackville Bale, Henry Lintott and Samuel Calverley
And reciting that sometime about 1746 another burgagehold messuage in East Grinstead was conveyed by Sir Multon Lambard and James, Earl of Northampton, heir of Spencer, Earl of Wilmington, to Benjamin Faulconer, gent. in trust for the said Lionel Cranfield, Duke of Dorset; which burgagehold messuage had been purchased by the said Sir Multon Lambard and Spencer Earl of Wilmington, from the said Benjamin Faulconer in trust for the said Duke And sometime about 1747 the said late Duke of Dorset purchased from John Sackville, called Lord John Sackville, another burgagehold messuage in East Grinstead which was conveyed to the said Sackville Bale, who declared himself a trustee for the said late Duke of Dorset
And reciting the conveyance by the said late Duke of Dorset by Lease and Release of 9 and 10 May, 1755 of the said 8 burgagehold messuages to Vere, Lord Vere, Baron Vac of Hanworth and Sir Thomas Hales, bart. Upon trust And the legal estate had become vested in the said Sackville Bale in tust
By his Will dated 10 June, 1755 the said late Duke of Dorset devised to the said Lord Vac and Sir Thos. Hales all his manors, advowsons, messuages, farms, lands &c. (except his burgagehold estates in East Grinstead and a lease of all his estate in Kent) To the use of Lord Geo. Sackville for life and after his decease to the use of his son Charles, Duke of Dorset, then Earl of Middlesex, for life with remainders
And reciting that the said late Duke of Borset about 1760 purchased from James Clitherow, Paul Feild, Samuel Blunt and Henry Humphrey, esqs., 5 more burgagehold messuages in East Grinstead, formerly the estate of Leonard Gale, esq., the purchase being in the name of the said Sackville Bale, who declared himself a trustee for the said late Duke of Dorset
By a codicil to his Will dated 8 July, 1760 it was recited that the said burgageholds were in mortgage to Mr Robert Andrews for securing £3500; the testator confirmed the same and devised the premises to Lord Vac and Thos. Hales Upon Trust
By another codicil dated 1 Jan., 1764 the testator devised all his manors, lands &c. to Lord Vac and Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe (Sir Thos. Hales being dead) Upon the same trusts as before
And reciting that about 1764 the said late Duke of Dorset purchased from the Hon. William Nevill one other burgagehold messuage in East Grinstead, which was conveyed to Sackville Bale, who declared himself a trustee
Sackville Bale was advanced in years, and it was thought proper that the said 14 burgagehold messuages should be conveyed to the said Alexander Wedderburn. This was done by Lease and Release of even date
By the present deed the trusts were declared. Signatures of all parties and seals. Witnesses:- Thos. W. Partington, Wm. Bush

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Deed  SAS-B/751  12 Feb 1712

Contents:
Between William Rootes of Chailey, clerk, lord of the Manor of Wanningore, and John Standen of Chailey, butcher
Whereby, after reciting that the said John Standen held of the said Wm. Rootes as of the said manor by copy of court roll several pieces of customary land called Wellcrofts containing 14 acres in Chailey late Turner's and formerly Chatfeild's held by fealty, rent of 2s. yearly, heriot and other services
And also 4 acres of land called Westfield holden of the same manor by fealty, rent of 2d. yearly, heriot and other services
By the present deed the said William Rootes - in consideration of £20 paid by the said John Standen - agreed that the said John Standen might hold the said two tenements, lands and premises by copy of court roll by the yearly rents aforesaid, fealty, suit of court and other services thereafter mentioned, that is to say: that the said John Standen should upon any alienation or surrender of either of the said tenements pay for a heriot 12d. and no more and for a fine upon every admission 12d and no more And upon any person dying seised of the premises for a heriot for each tenement 12d. and for a fine upon admittance after death for each tenement 12d
And that the said John Standen might from time to time set up pull down, suffer to decay, carry away, alter, change or otherwise dispose of all or any of the buildings upon the premises at his will, without any forfeiture or penalty
And also that the said John Standen might fell and cut down timber and trees and the same to carry away and dispose of to his own proper use
And also to demise or let the premises without any licence
And also to carry away any crops, dung or compost
The said Wm. Rootes not to seize the lands as forfeited for any cause (forfeiture for felony, treason or escheat by death without heirs, as in the case of freehold, only excepted)
And, if the said John Standen his heirs or assigns should thereafter commit felony or any other offence for which freehold land might be forfeited by the common law, that then the said William Rootes his heirs and assigns would upon request regrant the said customary lands and premises to the said John Standen his heirs and assigns To hold as before expressed and should only take for such regrant and admittance 3 years value
The said Wm. Rootes also, if requested, once every year, that is to say, within 40 days after Michaelmas, at his own costs keep a general court for the said manor, the steward to accept and take all surrenders, presentments and other things which should then be made, proffered and presented
And in performance of the covenants in the deed contained, it was agreed that the said John Standen should within one month surrender all the said lands and premises in open court into the hands of the steward as into the hands of the lord, to do his pleasure

Lease for a year  SAS-B/752  1 Oct 1740

Contents:
By the Hon. Christopher Mansel of Newick, esq., lord of the manor of Waningore, to John Crews of Chailey, husbandman, of All that tenement or cottage, barn, garden, orchard and one acre of land called Marsh Haugh near Coppars Bridge in Chailey late in the tenure of John Coppard and then of the said John Crews and theretofore copyhold of the Manor of Waningore otherwise Wallingworth at the yearly rent of 6d. and sometime belonging to Susanna Coppard, widow, who by her Surrender and Will dated 16 July, 1717, devised the same to her son the said John Coppard, which said John Coppard surrendered to the use of the said Christopher Mansel the present lord of the said manor, whereby the said copyhold premises were become freehold and part of the demesnes of the manor. Signature, Xpher Mansel, and seal
Witnesses:- Nicholas Coppard, Thomas Attree

Release  SAS-B/752A  2 Oct 1740

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £70 - of the said cottage, land and premises described in Lease for a year (SAS-B/752)
To hold to the said John Crew the said premises and the freehold and inheritance thereof, discharged of all fines, heriots, reliefs and quitrents. Signature and seal

Manor of Allington  SAS-B/753  14 Jan 1767

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of a court of George Medley, esq. of the 2nd proclamation of a customary messuage or tenement called North Loppards bridge house and a barn and 5 ac. of land belonging lying near Coppards bridge in Chailey, formerly parcel of the waste or common called the Sinder, rent 12d.; which premises were surrendered on 15 May, 1765 by John Coppard to the use of Richard Bourchier of Ades in Chailey, esq
And Admission of the said Richard Bourchier (in the person of his attorney). Nichs. Gilbert, steward

Assignment  SAS-B/757  6 Mar 1693

Contents:
By John Barham of Canterbury, barber, and Elizabeth Ely of the same city, widow, to Joseph Berry of the same city, innholder, and Edward Berry of the same, weaver, - for £50 to the said John Barham, due on Mortgage and £50 to the said Elizabeth Ely - of one third part of one third part (the whole in 3 parts divided) of and in a barn with appurts in Iden in the occupation of William Martley And of and in several pieces of fresh marsh or land then covered with water and upland containing together 114 acres in Iden and Beckley in the occupation of the said Wm. Martley and the Commissioners of Sewers for the drowned lands in the upper part of Withersham Level in Kent and Sussex. With a proviso for redemption on payment by Elizabeth Ely of £106
Signatures of John Barham and Elizabeth Ely and seals
Witnesses:- John Sawkins, Thos. Kidder, scr., Charles Cowper

Counterpart of the last Assignment, with signature of Joseph Berry  SAS-B/758  6 Mar 1693

Mortgage  SAS-B/759  7 Mar 1700

Contents:
By Elizabeth Ely of London, widow, John Ely of London, sadler, and Martha Ely of London, spinster, to Arthur Kay of Canterbury, doctor in divinity, Whereby, after reciting that the above Mortgage of 6 March, 1692-3 (SAS-B/757) was assigned, 7 Oct., 1697, to William Nethersole of Canterbury in trust for the said Arthur Kay as security for £159
By the present deed - for a further sum of £100 - the premises were re-mortgaged to the said Arthur Kay and William Nethersole
Signatures of the parties of the 1st part and seals

Assignment  SAS-B/760  28 Jun 1705

Contents:
By Elizabeth Kay of Canterbury, widow, executrix of the Will of the said Arthur Kay decd., and William Nethersole and Elizabeth Ely and Martha Ely to Sarah Meriwether of Shepherdswell, Kent, widow - for £250 - of the said Mortgage of premises in Iden and Beckley, Sussex. Signatures of all assignors

Assignment  SAS-B/760A  24 May 1712

Contents:
By Sarah Meriwether of Shepherdswell, Kent, widow, and Elizabeth Pinion of Peasemarsh, widow, and Martha Ely of London, spinster, to John Stephens of Smeeth, Kent, yeoman, of a Mortgage dated 26 Dec., 1687 by the said Elizabeth Pinion by the name of Elizabeth Ely of the before mentioned lands and premises in Iden and Beckley and the subsequent Assignments, the consideration being £250 to Sarah Meriewether
Signature, Elizabeth Pinion, and seal

Lease for a year  SAS-B/761  12 Nov 1729

Contents:
By John Ely of Brentford, Middlesex, sadler, only son and heir of John Ely late of London, sadler decd., who was the only son and heir of John Ely formerly of Lynstead, Kent, gent. decd., by Elizabeth his wife, one of the daughters and co-heirs of John Greenstreet formerly of Claxfield in Lynstead, gent. decd., to William Stone of Peasmarsh, Sussex, gent., of one third part of and in:- A piece of fresh marsh called the Eleven Acres containing 10 a. 15p
A piece of fresh marsh in which there was a wall about the middle thereof containing 14a. 3r. 31p
Two other pieces of fresh marsh called Pond Marshes containing 11a. 19. A piece of fresh marsh and upland containg 7a. 28p
Two other pieces of fresh marsh and upland called Gessenbedds containing 12a.1r.33p. And 2 pieces of upland called Wittersham fields containing 11a. 2r. 5p
A piece of upland called Little Wittersham field containing 1a. 3r. 34p. A piece of upland called Riccards Wood containing 8a. 19p. Upland called Great Twist, 11a. 31p
Upland called Footway Twist, 4a. 3r. 8p.; Barnfield, 11a.2r. and Great Sheeshaws, 12a. 20p
All in Iden and Beckley in the occupation of Isaac Cruttall and of the Commissioners of Sewers for the Upper Levels
Signature, John Ely, and seal
Witnesses:- Benjn. Oldis, Step. Odiarne, Wm. Fisher

Release in fee  SAS-B/762  13 Nov 1729

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £630. 10s. - of the said one third part of the marshlands and uplands in Iden and Beckley described in Lease for a year of 12 Nov., 1729 (SAS-B/761)

Assignment  SAS-B/763  9 Dec 1729

Contents:
By Thomas Hooper of Beckley, clerk, by direction of William Stone of Peasmarsh, gent., to Francis Godfrey of Peasmarsh, gent. - for £266. 16s.5d., being part of the purchase money of £630. 10s. mentioned in Release of 13 Nov., 1729 (SAS-B/762) - of the Mortgage of 26 Dec., 1687 and assignments mentioned in deed of 24 May, 1712 (SAS-B/360A) concerning lands and premises in Iden and Beckley To hold to the said Francis Godfrey in trust for the said Wm. Stone to be waiting on the freehold of the premises which had been purchased by him
Signatures of Thos. Hooper and Wm. Stone and seals
Witnesses:- Jane Odiarne, Wm. Fisher

Recovery  SAS-B/764  1608

Contents:
By John Bennett and Thomas Ludbetter against Philip Bennett senr and Philip Bennett junr. of 2 messuages, 1 garden, 50 ac. of land, 15 ac. of meadow, 120 ac. of pasture and 20 ac. of furze and heath in Hamsey. Trinity term, 6 Jas. I (faded and rubbed)

Manor of Allington  SAS-B/766  16 Oct 1772

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of court of George medley, esq., of a Surrender by James Bouchier of New Bond Street, Middlesex, esq. of a customary messuage or tenement called North Coppards Bridge House and a barn and 5 acres of land belonging lying near Coppards Bridge in Chailey, formerly parcel of the waste or common called Sinder, rent 12d. To the use of Henrietta Hay and Frances Hay both of Glynde, spinsters
And Admission of the said Henrietta and Frances Hay (in the person of Thos. Hay, esq. their brother). Nichs. Gilbert, steward

Deed of Covenant  SAS-B/767  1 Jun 1692

Contents:
Between William Tester of Fletching, yeoman, and Mary his wife (1), Robert Day of Fletching, yeoman, and Katherine his wife, daughter of the said Wm. Tester, (2), Nicholas Hammond of Isfield, yeoman, and Constance his wife (3) and John Holney of Lewes, apothecary - in consideration of £105 paid to the said Robert Day and Katharine his wife, and in regard to the other parties of the 3rd part, for divers good causes - for the levying of a Fine to the said John Holney of
A messuage or tenement with the barns, buildings, closes &c. and 8 pieces of arable land, meadow, pasture and woodland called Oldlands otherwise the Tyled House containing in the whole 30 acres in Newick in the occupation of the said Wm. Tester and Widow Seaman
And of lands in Withiham called the Great Field &c, theretofore the inheritance of Henry Hammond decd., father of the said Nicholas
The said Fine to be and enure, as to the premises called Oldlands, to the use of the said Wm. Tester; and as to the premises in Withiham to the use of the said Nicholas Hammond
Signatures or marks of all parties, seals gone
Witnesses:- Robert Hammond junr., Ralph Rossam

Manor of Allington  SAS-B/769  16 Feb 1710

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of a court of Sir Geo. Augustus William Shuckburgh Evelyn, bart., lord of the manor of a Surrender by Robert Beeby, esq., of a capital messuage called Ades, with the barns, stables, buildings and lands belonging and adjoining called Worgland containing 80 acres in Chailey, formerly Newnham's and before Godley's, rent 12s
And also certain other copyhold lands called the Denfields containing 13 acres near Coppards Bridge in Chailey, formerly also Newnhams and theretofore Coppards, rent 5s.6d
Also other copyhold land containing 23 acres in Barcombe, formerly part of the waste called Markstakes Common, formerly also Newnhams, rent 11½d
And other copyhold lands containing 16 acres in Chailey, theretofore parcel of the waste called Sinder Common, late also Newnham's, rent 8d
Also another parcel of copyhold containing 4 acres near Coppards Bridge in Chailey, theretofore parcel of Sinder Common, late Midmore's and before Coppard's, rent 2d
All which premises were late the estate of Henrietta Hay and Frances Hay, spinsters, before of Chas. Bourchier, esq., before of Richard Beard Streatfield, esq., and Martha Goring, spinster
Also of a customary messuage or tenement called North Coppards Bridge House and a barn and 5 acres of land near Coppards Bridge in Chailey, formerly parcel of the waste called the Sinder, rent 12d., late also Hays, before Bourchier's and formerly Coppards
To the use of ROBERT BURNET JONES of Ades, esq. Heriots for the first 2 tenements, 2 horses, compounded for at £21 and for the four last tenements 6d. each certain
And Admission of the said Robert Burnet Jones and his Surrender to the use of his Will. J. Hoper, steward

Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Brighton  SAS-B/771  28 Sep 1821

Contents:
Of a court of Charles Gorace Dickins, esq., lord of the manor., of Surrender by William Scrase junr. of Brighthelmeston, gent., to the use of Thomas Read Kemp of Brighthelmeston, esq. - for £470 - of a piece of land in the 3rd. furlong in the Hilly Laine in Brighthelmeston [Brighton] containing 2 pauls or ¼ acre tenantry measure, being a north and piece and abutting to 4 pauls of land of Nath. Kemp, esq., formerly Friend's of Portslade, W. and to 8 pauls of land being a hatchet piece late the Duke of Dorset's, E
Also a piece of land in the 3rd furlong in the North Laine in Brighthelmeston containing 4 pauls, abutting to 8 pauls of land of Nath. Kemp, formerly Friend's of Portslade, S. and to 4 pauls of Crase's before Michell's and formerly Seager's, W
The said piece being late part of half a yard of land late Buckell's, before Downer's and formerly Howell's
And also all those pieces of land which had been broken up from the Tenantry Down and which had been allotted and were holden as part of the said half yard of land, namely on the S. side of White Hawk, 28 perches, on the W. side of the same Whitehawk, 27 perches, on the N. side of Whitehawk, 17 perches, on the N. side of the Round Hill, 1r. 1p., on the S. side of the Round Hill 27 perches, on the Crook, 8 perches and on Scabs Castle, 2r. 17p
And also all the proportion or share of the said Wm. Scrase junr of and in the residue of the Tenantry Down in Brighthelmeston, to which he is entitled in right of the said half yard of land
And Admission of the said Thos. Read Kemp. Thos. Attree, stewd

Letters of Administration  SAS-B/772  17 Nov 1856

Contents:
Of the estate of Robert Kirwan late of Brighton, a Lieutenant in the Royal Marine Artillery, a bachelor decd., granted to Eleanor Kirwan. widow, the mother and next of kin of the deceased. Estate under £100. He died 7 July, 1856

Bond  SAS-B/778  20 Sep 1727

Contents:
By Frances Alchorne of Lewes, spisnter, and Elizabeth Alchorne of the same, spisnter, to Edward Barnard of Alfriston, yeoman, in £50 for quiet enjoyment by the said Edw. Barnard and indemnity against suits &c. in respect of a Lease of even date by the said Frances and Elizabeth Alchorne to the said Edward Barnard for 7 years of the lessors two parts in three of and in:- The capital messuage, tenement or parsonage house of Eastbourne and all the houses buildings granaries barns and glebe lands belonging to the said parsonage And of and in 3 seats or sitting places in the chancell of the parish church of Eastborne
And also of and in the Great Tyths of corn and grain within the parish of Eastbourne and the tythable places thereof, namely, such as do of right belong to the said parsonage
Signatures, Fra. Alchorne and Eliz. Alchorne, and seals
Witnesses:- Tho. Ade, Wm. Michell

Release in fee (following Lease for a year)  SAS-B/779  8 Dec 1736

Contents:
By John Bayley of..... co. Middlesex, blacksmith, and Mary his wife (who was the widow of John Peirce junr. the eldest son of.... late of Jevington, carpenter decd., THOMAS PEIRCE of St James's Westminster, gent., only son and heir of the said John Peirce junr. and the said Mary his wife, and Thomas Peirce late of.... Udimore, husbandman, to Henry Bean of Jevington, carpenter, of
All that messuage or tenement and.... in Wannock in Jevington (in the occupation of... Breach), bounding to lands late Martens, E., to lands late of Robert Rochester..... to Wannock Green, N. and W. Consideration, £45. Signatures and seals
Witnesses:- Elizabeth Clason (mk), J. Thayer, Albert Wollop, James Maynard. (mouse eaten and part gone)

Bond  SAS-B/780  19 Jul 1742

Contents:
By William Adams of Alfriston, yeoman, to John Crowhurst of Eastbourne, mercer, in £580 for payment of £290 and performance of covenants in Mortgage of even date between the parties
Witnesses:- Nics. Gilbert, Edw. Hards

Bond  SAS-B/781  25 Jun 1759

Contents:
By Robert English of Willingdon, yeoman, to John Hicks of Hailsham, gent., in £580 for payment of £290 in accordance with a Mortgage of even date between the parties and for performance of covenants. Mark of Robt. English, and seal, torn off
Witnesses:- Nick. Willatd, John Midhurst
Receipts for interest, 1760 to 1777, endorsed, the last being signed by James Hurdis, executor

Deed of Partition  SAS-B/782  3 Dec 1761

Contents:
Between William Hyland of Eastbourne, cordwainer, and Mary his wife (one of the daughters and coheiresses of James Maynard late of Eastbourne, carpenter decd., of the one part and Richard Standen of Uckfield, miller, and Ann his wife another daughter and coheiress of the said Jas. Maynard
Whereby it was agreed that the said Richard Standen and Ann his wife should thenceforth possess and enjoy in full satisfaction of their moiety of the messuages and lands late of the said James Maynard. A messuage or tenement late divided into two tenements or dwellinghouses with the garden belonging in Eastbourne over against the churchyard there, in the tenure of Elizabeth Purfeild, with the use of a way or passage through the garden or backside of the messuage or tenement of John Clarke and Elizabeth his wife in the occupation of Wm. Smith to fetch water from a well in the garden of James Snatt of Eastbourne, turner, there adjoining
And that the said William Hyland and Mary his wife should and might from thenceforth possess and enjoy in full satisfaction of their moiety, a messuage or tenement and 2 roods of land in Wannock in Jevington in the tenure of Richard Breach, bounding to lands late Marten's, E., lands late of Robert Rochester, gent., S. and W. and to Wannock Green, N
The enjoyment of the premises being subject to the thirds payable to Elizabeth Maynard the widow of James Maynard
With reciprocal Release of the respective premises by one party to the other. Signatures of all parties and seals
Witnesses:- Walter Auger, Sarah Mandy, Richd. Moorey, Th. Markwick

Attested Copy of a deed  SAS-B/783  6 Dec 1762

Contents:
Between Joseph Lingham of Hastings, farmer, and Mary his wife, William Hyland of Eastbourne, cordwainer, and Mary his wife, Elizabeth Maynard of Eastbourne, widow, John Beal of Hoo, yeoman, and Thomas Tress of Bodiham, cordwainer, (1), Richard Curtis of Bexhill, victualler, (2), Walter Auger of Wartling gent. (3) and Thankful Thorpe of Hawkhurst, Kent, surgeon (4), to lead the uses of a Fine to be acknowledged and levied to the said Richard Curtis, Waltar Auger and Thankful Thorpe of
(1) A moiety of a messuage or tenement called Wrenham otherwise Renhams near the Sluice in Bexhill, together with the stables, outhouses, buildings, gardens and a piece of marshland containing 1 acre in the tenure of the said Richd. Curtis and lately purchased by him of the said Joseph Lingham and Mary his wife and James Russell of Hoo, carpenter
(2) A messuage or tenement and 2 roods of land in Wannock in Jevington in the occupation of Richard Breach, which premises the said Wm. Hyland and Mary his wife and Elizabeth Maynard, widow, had lately mortgaged to the said Walter Augur for £35
(3) A piece of meadow ground called the Pond containing 2 acres in Bodiham [Bodiam] adjoining to the copyhold lands of Wm. Tempest, late in the tenure of the said Thos. Tress and which the said Thankful Thorpe had lately purchased of the said John Beal and Thos. Tress
Such Fine to be and enure to the uses indicated
Copy attested by Walter Auger and John Billington junr

Lease for a year  SAS-B/784  25 Aug 1763

Contents:
By William Hyland of Eastbourne, cordwainer, and Walter Auger of Wartling, gent., to Edward Barnard of Westham, yeoman of the said messuage or tenement and 2 roods of land in Wannock in Jevington (described as in deed of 3 Dec., 1761 (SAS-B/782)
Signatures of lessors and seals. Witnesses: Hen. Burtenshaw, John Barnard. (mouse eaten)

Original Will of Edward Rippington of Pevensey, blacksmith  SAS-B/785  3 Mar 1766

Contents:
Bequest of all his estate to his wife Martha and sons, Edward and William, share and share alike
Executors: said sons Edward and William
Witnesses:- Wm. Rippington, William Woodhams, Francis Gell

Bond  SAS-B/786  10 Oct 1777

Contents:
By Robert English of Willingdon, yeoman, to John Newman of the same place, gent., in £580 for payment of £280 as in Mortgage of even date. Witnesses: T. K. Vincent, John Newman junr

Receipted Account of charges of Richd. Watts of Lewes  SAS-B/787  25 Mar 1780

Contents:
Against Wm. English and Jos. Attree re conveyance, Roust to Attree

Lease for a year  SAS-B/788  25 Jun 1792

Contents:
By Thomas Stretton of Willingdon, bricklayer, and Barbara his wife (late Barbara English, spinster, devisee named in the Will of John Hicks late of Hailsham, yeoman decd.) to Edward Rippington of Pevensey, blacksmith, of a messuage or tenement in Willingdon in the tenure of George Holliborne And a piece of pasture ground in Willingdon containing 1 acre to the said messuage belonging; which said premises were late the estate of the said John Hicks who purchased from Richard Roust of Hailsham carpenter. Signature of Thomas Stretton and mark of Barbara
Witnesses:- Jno. Sinnock, Jno. Sinnock junr

Lease for a year  SAS-B/789  3 Feb 1795

Contents:
By Ned Barnard of Westham, yeoman, only son and heir of Edward Barnard late of Westham, yeoman decd., to William Virrell of Milton Street in Arlington, bricklayer, of All that messuage or tenement and 2 roods of land in Jevington (see SAS-B/782 and 784). Signature, Ned Barnard, and seal
Witnesses:- Jno. Sinnock, Saml. Sinnock

An Appraisement  SAS-B/790  27 Sep 1808

Contents:
Of the hay, plowing, dung, grass, rent and taxes on the fallows and workmanship on dung and mowl and furse on the land on Red Ditch Farm in Westham from CHARLES CHRISTIAN to Mr. Edward Hippington, amounting to £328.15s.6d. made by Wm. Elphick and Benjamin Blackman. Witnesses: Chas. Christian, John Whiteman, Thos. Fowler

An Appraisement  SAS-B/791  16 Apr 1810

Contents:
Of stock, sheep, hay, plowing, corn in barn and on the land &c. late in the occupation of Edward Rippington decd. in the parish of Willingdon, amounting to £700. 3s. Valued by Wm. Elphick

Lease  SAS-B/792  14 Nov 1811

Contents:
By William English of Willingdon, gent., to Ann Rippington of Willingdon, widow, of several pieces of land, arable and meadow containing 13 acres 2 roods called the Nangers, the Cheese Lands and the Parks or Pond Field in Willingdon in the occupation of the said Ann Rippington. Term, 21 years; rent, £15
Signatures of both parties and seals. Witness: Fr. Harding Gell. With Licence from the lord of the Manor of Willingdon to the said William English to demise his copyhold lands and tenements for 21 years at a rent not less than the fair value

Bond  SAS-B/793  11 Apr 1822

Contents:
By John Rippington of Willingdon, yeoman, to Edward Putland of Carshalton, Surrey, gent., in £200 for payment of £200 in performance of the proviso in a Surrender by the said John Rippington of even date of certain copyhold hereditaments holden of the Manor of Willingdon
Signature, John Rippington, seal torn out. Witness: Fr. H. Gell

Assignment  SAS-B/813  5 May 1674

Conditions of access: Missing

Contents:
By Henry Whiston of Balcombe, clerk, (1), John Needer of Grays Inn, gent. (2) to William Ball of Grays Inn, gent. - for £200 - of a Mortgage Lease of 11 Feb., 22 Chas.I by the said John Needler to the said Hen. Whiston of his mansion house, great messuage and farm called Hollyland Farm, with lands &c. called Coppinham Parker and Fishes in Horley and Charlwood, Surrey, with proviso for redemption on payment of £200
Signatures, Henry Whiston and John Needler and seals

Probate of the Will of this date of John Spence of Southmalling, esquire  SAS-B/814  7 May 1691

Contents:
Bequest to daughter Audrey, wife of John Barkstead, of London, merchant, of his best silver bason
To daughter Mary Spence, £3000
Devise to wife Ruth Spence of all freehold lands in Charlwood, Surrey, and lands at Riders Well in Southmalling and Ringmer, which testator purchased, and barns and lands at Lewes which his brother purchased of Sir John Pelham, and houses and barn at Lewes, the houses being in the occupation of Henry Owden, Thos. Harman, and Walter Rowe To hold for her life to enable her to pay on annuity of £40, which testator was obliged to do on his sons's marriage with Ann late called Anne Trevor, if she survived his son, testator's wife living, but during son's life if testator's wife so long lived. The rents issues and profits to be towards the education and schooling and learning of grandson John Spence, as wife should think fit, and the reisdue for his use and benefit
After the death of testator's wife, the lands at Ryders Well and the said barn and lands at Lewes and the small houses before mentioned devised to said grandson John Spence and his heirs
Also to said grandson all copyhold land and tenements in Patcham Copyhold lands in the Manor of Ringmer given to son John Spence for life and then to grandson John Spence. To said grandson £300
To wife Ruth £200 and the residue of plate in discharge of £100 which testator might owe to her, also coach and 4 horses and the mare bought of Widow Attree and 2 best beds and furniture and one trunk of linen which was brought from Lindfield
After death of wife the lands in Charlwood given to son John Spence and all cattle, sheep, horses, corn &c and books
To granddaughters Dorothy and Ruth Spence two broad pieces of gold apiece. To grandson Robert Spence 20 guineas. Gifts to servants
Residuary legatee and executrix: wife Ruth
Proved at London, 29 August, 1691

Probate of the Will of this date of Robert Bennett of Whatlington, mercer  SAS-B/815  18 Feb 1694

Contents:
Devise to wife Abigail of messuages, lands, tenements in Whatlington, Sadlescombe, Northiham, Horsemounceux, Hasting, Warbleton and Nindfield for her life or widowhood, and after her decease or marriage, one barn and several pieces of land called White fields in Horsemounceux containing 50 acres in the occupation of testator's brother George Bennett And also a messuage, barn and other buildings and several pieces of land called Wellhouse in Northiham containing 30 acres in the occupation of Stephen Catt and his brother and all testator's other lands in Northiham and Horsemounceux were devised to testator's grandchild Robert Court and the heirs of his body, with contingent remainders to grandchildren Abigall Court and Abigall Bennett successively in tail And further after the decease or marriage of wife, the testator devised a messuage, barn and lands called Hoges and Frost in Warbleton containing 26 acres in the occupation of John Miller, and a messuage or tenement and garden in Hasting to said grandchild Abigall Court in tail, with contingent remainders succesively to grandchildren Robert Court and Abigail Bennett in tail
Also after the death or marriage of wife, the messuage or tenement in which testator was living, with barn, stable and other buildings &c. and lands belonging in Whatlington and Sedlescombe containing 40 acres And a messuage or tenement, barn and lands belonging in Nindfield containing 10 acres in the occupation of Wm. Easton were devised to the said Abigall Bennett in tail with contingent remainders successively to the said Robert Court and Abigail Court in tail
After the death or marriage of wife, testator gave to Abigail Bennett a Mortgage by lease of a piece of land in Mountfield containing 1 acre in the occupation of Wm. Beeney
Bequest to Abigail Court of £20 to pay for her schooling
Residue of estate given to said 3 grandchildren equally after death or marriage of wife
Executrix: wife Abigall, but upon her marrying again, then William Carpenter of Sedlescombe, yeoman, to be executor
Overseer: son in law Robert Bennett of Robertsbridge in Salehurst, mercer. Probate Act gone

Release  SAS-B/816  15 May 1719

Contents:
By John Jeffery of Brighthelmestone, bricklayer, to Martha Smith senr. of Brighthelmestone, widow, and John Caplen of Old Shoreham, husbandman - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said John Jeffery and Martha Smith junr, of Brighthelmestone, spinster, daughter of the said Martha Smith senr., of
One yard of freehold land in the common laines of Brighthelmestone [Brighton] late of his father Thos. Jeffery decd. in the occupation of Richard Tidy To hold upon trust as declared
Signature, John Jeffery and seal. Witnesses: John Addames, John Grover

Deed Poll of Release  SAS-B/818  11 Aug 1798

Contents:
By Benjamin Yarnold of Hurst, co. Wilts. esq., and Thomas Butler of Hurst aforesaid, gent., to the Revd. Henry Poole of the Hooke in Chailey, Sussex, clerk, and William Yarnold of Soho Square, Middlesex, coal merchant - on payment of £238.8s.6d. being the balance of the proceeds of £100 Long Annuities transferred to the said Henry Poole and William Yarnold and settled by Mary Banister then of Knightsbridge, spinster, 6 Sept, 1786 on her marriage with the said Benjamin Yarnold; the said Benjamin Yarnold and Thomas Butler being executors of her Will dated 16 June, 1794
Signatures and seals

Heathfield  [no ref. or date]

Lease for a year  SAS-B/819  6 May 1710

Contents:
By John Cayley of Heathfield, yeoman, to Francis Bennett of Heathfield, mercer, of
Six pieces of plain land and woodland containing 70 acres, parcel of a tenement and lands called Pelshurst in Heathfield in the occupation of the said Francis Bennett
And also three little pieces of land near adjoining to a copyhold farm and lands called Greenwoods Farm, also in the occupation of the said Francis Bennett, and formerly one piece of wood ground or land purchased of Sir Thos. Pelham of Laughton, bart. by John Cayley, father of the said John Cayley party to the deed
Signature, John Cayley, and seal. Witnesses: Rob. Chambers, James Watson

Release in fee  SAS-B/820  8 May 1710

Contents:
Between the said John Cayley and Elizabeth his wife and the said Francis Bennett - for £547.17s. - of the lands described in Lease for a year. With covenant to acknowledge and levy a Fine of the premises

Assignment  SAS-B/821  6 Oct 1714

Contents:
By Elizabeth Brooker of Heathfield, widow, to Robert Cornford, son of John Cornford of Warbleton, thatcher, and Ruth Brooker, daughter of the said Elizabeth, - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Robert Cornford and the said Ruth and other considerations - of a Lease dated 1 July, 1650 by Richard Fox of Battell, miller, to William Taylor of Heathfield, yeoman, of a house and 5¼ acres of land, being parcel of 13frac14; acres of the lord's waste on the great down called the High Down in Heathfield then in the tenure of Richard Longe and since of the said Elizabeth Brooker, and formerly purchased of Sir Thomas Sackvill, K.G. and Lord Buckhurst The premises bounding to lands then of Richard Horscroft junr., W., to lands of the heirs of William Storrer, E., to a way leading from Catstreet als Cadestreet to a piece of land called the Slaughter, N. and to the king's highway from Catstreet to Dollington, S.; term 99 years and then for 1000 years at a peppercorn rent. Which lease was assigned, 8 Feb., 1672, by Mary Taylor of Heathfield, widow, administratrix of William Taylor decd., to her son in law Anthony Brooker and Elizabeth his wife. Mark of Elizabeth Brooker and armorial seal
Witnesses:- Ann Eaton (mk), Edward Cayle, Chr. Smith

Assignment by way of Settlement  SAS-B/822  6 Dec 1715

Contents:
By Arthur Knight of Heathfield, glover, and Jane his wife, for the benefit of John Knight and Charles Knight, two of the youngest sons of the said Arthur Knight and Jane his wife, to Francis Bennett of Heathfield, gent., of a Lease dated 1 August, 1654 by Richard Horsecroft of Heathfield, miller to William Taylor late of Heathfield, husbandman decd. of a tenement, house, orchard, garden and lands containing 8 acres in Heathfield late in the tenure of the said Richd. Horsecroft and since of Susanna Harmer and Margaret Lewes
And also a Lease of 18 April, 1705 by John Wood of Horsemounceux laborer, and Symon Treemaine of Heathfield, collermaker, of a piece of land containing 4 acres in Heathfield
Marks of Anthony Knight and Jane Knight and signature of Fran: Bennett, and seals. Witnesses: Jno. Cayley, James Stace

Assignment  SAS-B/823  16 Jan 1724

Contents:
By Elizabeth Gurr of Burwash, widow, relict and administratrix of the goods of Nicholas Gurr of Heathfield, yeoman, to Thomas Luck of Heathfield, yeoman, - for £30 - of a Lease dated 14 April, 1712 by Francis Bennett to the said Nichs. Gurr for 500 years at a peppercorn rent of 3 pieces of common ground whereon the said Nicholas Gurr had then lately built a dwelling-house and barn, containing 10 acres in Heathfield, being part of High Downe in Heathfield. Mark of Elizabeth Gurr and seal
Witnesses:- Wm. Shadwell, John Dunk

Assignment by way of Mortgage  SAS-B/824  3 Apr 1729

Contents:
By Robert Cornford of Heathfield thatcher, to John King of Wartling, bricklayer, - for £20 of the before mentioned Lease of 1 July, 1650 by Richard Fox to William Taylor of a house and 5½ acres part of 13¼ acres in Heathfield

Release (folowing Lease for a year)  SAS-B/825  28 Apr 1733

Contents:
By William Smith of Heathfield, husbandman, and John Smith of Heathfield, husbandman, and Margaret his wife, to Richard Barton senr. of Heathfield, tanner, - for £10 - of a messuage, garden, orchard and one acre of land in Heathfield upon Heathfield Down, bounding to the king's highway from Cross at Hand to Catstreet, E., to lands of Raymond Blackmore, esq., S. and to Hore Appledore, N
Signature of William Smith and marks of John & Margaret Smith and seals. Witnesses: Marget Stefones, Thos. Stefones

Deed  SAS-B/826  10 Jan 1736

Contents:
Between Philip Bray of Ashburnham, yeoman, and Sarah his wife (1), Henry Dearing of Heathfield, innholder, and Hannah his wife (2), Walter Roberts of Warbleton, gent. (3), William Harmer of Heathfield, bricklayer, (4) and Richard Oxley of Heathfield, blacksmith, (5), to lead the use of a Fine of
(1) A messuage, barn, garden, orchard and 8 pieces of land containing 19 acres in Heathfield in the tenure of John Smith, bounding to the highway from Heathfield Down to Catstreet, N., to the highway from Catstreet to Heathfield church, E. and S. and to lands of Arthur Knight, W
(2) Two pieces of land with a messuage or tenement thereon lately erected in Heathfield containing 5 acres in the tenure of the said Wm. Harmer, bounding to lands of Arthur Knight, N., to lands of Raymond Blackmore, esq., W. and S. and to the highway from Bayley to Heathfield Church, E
(3) One piece of land with the messuage or tenement thereon lately erected in Heathfield containing 1 rood in the occupation of Wm. Oxley, bounding to lands of the said Walter Roberts, S. and W., to the king's highway from Heathfield Down to Catstreet, N. and the highway from Catstreet to Heathfield Church, E
(4) A messuage or tenement and garden containing 13 rods in Heathfield in the tenure of the said Richard Oxley, bounding to lands of the said Hen. Dearing, E. to the garden of Mr. Bennett, W. and to the highway from Heathfield Down to Warbleton Down, N
Such Fine to be and enure, as to (1) to the use of Walter Roberts. As to (2) to the use of William Harmer; as to (3) to such uses as the said Philip Bray should appoint; and as to (4) to the use of the said Richard Oxley
Signatures or marks of all parties and seals
Witnesses:- Wm. Shadwell, Rob. Vine

Release in fee (following Lease for a year)  SAS-B/827  19 Mar 1737

Contents:
By Richard Barton senr. of Heathfield, tanner, and Margarett his wife, to Elizabeth Wood of Mayfield, widow (administratrix of the goods of Nicholas Wood her late husband decd.) - for £50 - of
All that messuage or tenement; garden, orchard and one acre of land And also the Deal boards belonging to the said messuage or tenement then unfixed, being one score, in Heathfield upon Heathfield Down (bounds as in SAS-B/825.)
Signature of Richard Barton and mark of Margarett, and seals
Witnesses:- Will. Woolven, James Partlett, Geo. Hooper

Lease for a year  SAS-B/828  18 Oct 1739

Contents:
By Arthur Berry of Seal, Kent, victualler, and Stephen Monk of Heathfield, husbandman, and Mary his wife (who was widow and relict of John Fuller late of Heathfield, gent. decd.) to Joseph Weller of Dallington, esq., of a messuage or tenement with barn, stable, stall, outhouses &c. and lands belonging called Sandland, containing 30 acres, late in the tenure of John Smith and then of Stephen Monk, in Heathfield; which said premises the said John Fuller decd. purchased of Wm. Farncombe, gent. Marks of Arthur Berry and Stephen Monk and signature of Mary Monk. Witnesses:- W. Roffe, Hen. Roffe

Release in fee  SAS-B/829  19 Oct 1739

Contents:
Between the said Arthur Berry and Stephen Monk (1), John York of Dallington, bricklayer, (2), the said Joseph Weller (3) and Daniel Blackman of Dallington, cordwainer (4)
Whereby - in consideration of £235 - the said Arthur Berry and Stephen Monk released to the said Jos. Weller the messuage and lands mentioned in the above Lease for a year To hold in trust for the said John York and Sarah his daughter with provision for the vesting of a term of years in Daniel Blackman to secure the payment by the said Sarah, daughter of the said John York, of £60 to Mary another daughter of John York by a former marriage
The purchase money was derived from a legacy by Robert Cruttenden of St. Thomas a Beckett, nr. Lewes, baker, to Susannah Cruttenden of Dallington his sister, payable upon the death of Ann Cruttenden, wife of the said Robert, The said Susannah afterwards became the wife of the said John York and died leaving one only daughter. Signatures or marks of all parties and seals
Witnesses:- W. Roffe, Hen. Roffe, George Widdowson, Wm.Weller

Fine  SAS-B/830  1739

Contents:
Between Joseph Weller, esq., plaintiff, and Arthur Berry and Mary his wife, Stephen Monk and Mary his wife, deforciants, of one messuage, one barn, 2 stables, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 20 acres of land, 5 ac. of meadow, 5 ac. of pasture, 5 ac. of wood, 10 ac. of furze and heath, and common of pasture for all cattle in Heathfield. Trinity term, 13 Geo. II

Mortgage  SAS-B/831  1 May 1740

Contents:
By Robert Cornford of Heathfield, thatcher, to Thomas Stace of Heathfield, miller, - for £40 - by Assignment of a Lease of 1 July 1650 by Richard Fox of Battell, miller, to William Tayler of Heathfield, yeoman, of a messuage and lands in Heathfield (as in deed of 6 Oct., 1714 SAS-B/821)
Signature, Robert Cornford and seal
Witnesses:- Abr. Thomson, Chr. Smith

Absolute Assignment  SAS-B/832  19 Mar 1747

Contents:
By the said Robert Cornford to the said Thomas Stace - for £40 owing on Mortgage and a further sum of £20 - of the said premises mentioned in the Mortgage (SAS-B/831) for the residue unexpired of the said terms of years
Witnesses:- Willm. Gorringe, Chr. Smith

Assignment  SAS-B/833  21 May 1752

Conditions of access: Missing

Contents:
By Elizabeth Bennett of Heathfield, widow and relict and also executrix of the Will of Francis Bennett late of Heathfield gent. decd. (1), Jane Knight of Heathfield, widow and relict and executrix of the Will, of Arthur Knight late of Heathfield, glover decd., (2), John Knight of Heathfield, cordwainer, and Charles Knight of Heathfield, carpenter, (3) to John Stace of Heathfield, turner (4) - for £110 - of a Mortgage Lease dated 1 August, 1654 by Richard Horsecroft to Wm. Taylor (see SAS-B/822)
And also a Mortgage Lease dated 18 April, 1705 by John Wood and Symon Tremaine (also assigned by deed SAS-B/822)
Signatures or marks of all parties and seals
Witnesses:- Tho. Parham, Cha. Henman

Lease for a year  SAS-B/834  30 May 1756

Contents:
By Edward Langton of Eltham, Kent, esq., and Anne his wife, the only child and heir of Edward Bennett late of East Grinstead, gent. decd., to WILLIAM HARMER of Heathfield, mason - of
All that messuage or tenement, barn, garden, orchard and yard and a piece of meadow ground called the Barnfield containg 2 acres bounding to the king's highway from Cattstreet to Dallington, S. and E. and to land called Windmill Lane, N. and W
Also another piece of meadow ground, theretofore 2 pieces called the New Purchase and the Sheppards containing 2 acres, bounding to land formerly of Mr Dunton and to the said highway from Cattstreet to Dallington, S.,E., N. and W
Also 4 other pieces called the Windmill land containing 10 ac. bounding to the said highway, N., to a lane and to Cattstreet Windmill, E. and S
All being at or near Cattstreet in Heathfield and were purchased by Francis Bennett, brother of the said Edward, of Thos. Abraham
Also 3 pieces of land, meadow and woodland called Game Lands containing 11 acres, theretofore reputed as 14 acres, all in Heathfield and were purchased by the said Francis Bennett of Markwick Haffenden. And covenant to levy a Fine
Signatures, Edward Langton and Ann Langton

Release  SAS-B/835  31 May 1756

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £238 - of the messuage lands and premises described in the above Lease for a year

Fine  SAS-B/836  1756

Contents:
Between William Harmer, plaintiff, and Edward Langton, and esq., and Ann his wife, deforciants, of one messuage, barn, garden, orchard, 5 ac. of land, 8 ac. of meadow, 5 ac. of pasture, 5 ac. of wood and 5 ac. of furze and heath in Heathfield. Warranty against the heirs of Ann. Easter term, 29 Geo. II (In duplicate)

Lease for a year  SAS-B/837  13 Jun 1758

Contents:
By Katherine Weller of Salehurst, widow and relict of Enhard Weller late of Salehurst, gent. decd., and one of the daughters and coheirs of Richard Hay of Battle decd. by Mary his wife also decd., which said Mary was before Mary Tyler, soinster, to Elizabeth Hay of Battle, spinster, of All that messuage or tenement, barn, buildings, gardens, orchard and lands &c. containing 70 acres called Hovans And all those pieces of woodland and coppice, part of Hovams farm containing 25 ac. in Heathfield. Signature and seal
Witnesses:- Jon. Beadle, Jon. Slatter

Release  SAS-B/838  14 Jun 1758

Contents:
In fee between the same parties - for £800 - of the messuage, farm and lands described in Lease for a year (SAS-B/837)

Attested Copy of the Will of Constance Weller of Dallington, widow  SAS-B/839  15 Nov 1759

Contents:
Devise to brother in law John Newington of Wadhurst, gent., of the capital messuage or tenement called High Town with lands and woodlands belonging containing 235 acres And also two cottages and garden spotts belonging to the said High Town; all in Wadhurst in the occupation of the said John Newington And also all the tithes of corn and grain issuing from certain lands in Wadhurst
Also devise to the said John Newington for life of the messuage or tenement, barns, buildings &c. and lands and woodlands called Milkhurst Farm in Heathfield containing 100 acres in the occupation of John Piper And from and after his death, devise of the same premises to kinsman John Crouch, son of Thos. Crouch of Warbleton, yeoman decd. Legacies to servant maid Easter Young £10 and to the poor of Dallington, £5
Residuary legatee and executor: the said John Newington
Proved at Lewes, 27 April, 1761
Copy attested. 16 Jan., 1766, by John Freebody senr. Jno. Freebody junr

Mortgage by demise  SAS-B/840  28 May 1760

Contents:
By Thomas Druttenden of the Cliffe nr. Lewes, baker, and Sarah his wife to William Crawly of Beddingham, gent. - for £250 - of All that messuage or tenement with barn, stable, stall and lands called Sandlands containing 30 acres in the occupation of John Smith and Henry Kemp in Heathfield which premises were purchased by John Fuller decd. of William Farncomb, gent. Signature of Thos. and Sarah Cruttenden and seals
Witnesses:- Jn. Sinnock, Sarah Cruttenden, spinster

Bond  SAS-B/841  28 May 1760

Contents:
By Thomas Cruttenden to William Crawley in £500 for payment of mortgage money and performance of covenants

Lease for a year  SAS-B/842  25 Sep 1761

Contents:
By Richard Stone of Framfield, surgeon, the nephew of Elizabeth Hay late of Battell, spinster decd., and devisee under her Will, to Robert Austen of Lewes, clerk, L.L.B. of All that messuage or tenement and premises, lands 7c. containing 70 acres in Heathfield called Hovans And several pieces of woodland, part of Hovans farm containing 25 acres (see SAS-B/837)
Signature and seal. Witnesses: Hen. Burtenshaw, John Osbaldestor

Release in fee  SAS-B/843  26 Sep 1761

Contents:
Between the same parties - by way of Mortgage for £600 - of the said messuage, farm and lands described in the preceding Lease for a year (SAS-B/842)

Contract  SAS-B/844  26 Aug 1762

Contents:
Between Thomas Cruttenden of the Cliffe near Lewes, baker, and John Bridger of Mayfield, yeoman, for the sale to the said John Bridger - for £1. 1. 0. in hand and £256.9s. to be paid- of the messuage or tenement, farm and lands of the said Thomas and Sarah called Sandland als Scotland in Heathfield in the occupation of Samuel Baker. Signature, Thos. Cruttenden and mark of John Bridger. Witnesses: John Fisher, Richd. Dungate

Lease for a year  SAS-B/845  28 Sep 1762

Contents:
By Thomas Cruttenden of the Cliff near Lewes, baker, and Sarah his wife (late Sarah York, spinster) to John Bridger of Mayfield, yeoman, of the said messuage and premises called Sandland in Heathfield containing 30 acres in the tenure of John Smith. Signatures of lessors and seals
Witnesses:- Richd. Dungate, Wm. Wheeler

Release in fee  SAS-B/846  29 Sep 1762

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £257. 10s. - of the said messuage and premises called Sandland in Heathfield

Assignment  SAS-B/847  29 Sep 1762

Contents:
By William Crawley of Beddingham, gent. to Robert Olive of Mayfield, mercer, in trust for the said John Bridger with Thomas Cruttenden and Sarah his wife as parties of the 2nd part - for £250, being part of the said purchase money of £257. 10s - of the Mortgage of 28 May, 1760 of the said premises (SAS-B/840)
Signatures of all parties except John Bridger, who makes mark

Lease for a year  SAS-B/848  3 Feb 1766

Contents:
By John Church of Warbleton, yeoman, to Henry Harcourt of Warbleton, clerk, of All that messuage or tenement, barn, buildings and lands &c. called Milkhurst Farm in Heathfield in the occupation of John Piper. (see SAS-B/839)
Signature, John Church, and seal
Witnesses: John Freebody senr., John Freebody junr

Release in fee  SAS-B/849  4 Feb 1766

Contents:
By way of Settlement - for 10s. - of the messuage and premises described in above Lease for a year (SAS-B/848) between the same parties

Lease for a year  SAS-B/850  6 May 1766

Contents:
By Richard Stone of Framfield, surgeon, and Robert Austen of Lewes, clerk, to Thomas Maynard of Mayfield, yeoman, of the messuage or tenement, barns, buildings, lands &c. called Hovans in Heathfield And woodlands containing 25 acres in Heathfield. (see SAS-B/842, 843)
Signatures, Richd. Stone, and Robert Austen, and seals
Witnesses:- Chas. Gilbert, Chris. Vine, Richard Watts, Th.Chapman

Release in fee  SAS-B/851  7 May 1766

Contents:
By Robert Austen (1), Richard Stone and Elizth. his wife (2) to Thomas Maynard - for £600 - of the said premises mentioned in above Lease for a year and the Mortgage of 25 & 26 Sept., 1761 (SAS-B/842, 843)

Fine  SAS-B/852  1766

Contents:
Between Thomas Maynard. plaintiff, and Richard Stone and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, of 2 messuages, 2 barns, 2 stables 1 malthouse, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 50 ac. of land, 42 ac. of meadow, 46 ac. of pasture, 40 ac. of wood and common of pasture 1 in Heathfield, Waldron and Framfield. Warranty against the heirs of the said Elizabeth. Easter term, 6 Geo. III

Lease for a year  SAS-B/853  26 Dec 1766

Contents:
By Ann Langton of Eltham, Kent, widow, the only daughter and heir of Edward Bennett late of East Grinstead gent. decd., (who was the only brother and heir of Francis Bennett late of Heathfield) to Henry Burtenshaw of Lewes, gent., of 6 pieces of plain land and woodland containing 70 acres, part of a tenement called Pelshurst in Heathfield And also 3 little pieces of land near adjoining to a copyhold farm and lands called Greenwoods Farm, theretofore one piece of woodland. (see SAS-B/819)
Signature and seal. Witnesses:- John Newland, Thomas Newland, farmers at Eltham, Kent

Release in fee  SAS-B/854  27 Dec 1766

Contents:
Between the same parties, for £735 - of the said messuage, lands and premises described in above Lease for a year (SAS-B/853)

Lease for a year  SAS-B/855  14 Jul 1767

Contents:
By Thomas Maynard of Mayfield, yeoman, to Richard Stone of Framfield, surgeon, and Henry Tuppen of Lewes, gent., of the messuage, lands and premises called Hobans in the tenure of Thos. Morris and the 25 acres of woodland belonging
Signature and Seal. Witnesses: John Fuller, Chas. Gilbert

Release  SAS-B/856  15 Jul 1767

Contents:
Between the same parties by way of reconveyance on payment of the Mortgage money of £600 due under deed of 7 May, 1766

Lease for a year  SAS-B/857  17 Jul 1767

Contents:
By Richard Stone and Henry Tuppen to Henry Burtenshaw of Lewes, gent., and John Burtenshaw of the same place, merchant, of the messuage lands and premises called Hobans as before described. Signatures and seals

Release in fee  SAS-B/858  18 Jul 1767

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £735 - of the same premises

Lease for a year  SAS-B/859  21 Apr 1770

Contents:
By Henry Burtenshaw and John Burtenshaw to Richard Burtenshaw of Wellingham in Ringmer, of
6 Pieces of land containing 70 acres parcel of Peldhurst (see SAS-B/853)
The messuage, lands and premises containing 70 acres called Hovans and 25 acres of woodland. (see SAS-B/855 &c.)
Also a hovel and lands containing 25 acres in Hailsham
And a barn and 8 acres of land in Eastbourne in the tenure of Elias Sinnock and Thos. Sutton
Signatures of lessors and armorial seals
Witnesses:- Ja: Halsted, Grace Burtenshaw

Release  SAS-B/860  22 Apr 1770

Contents:
Between the same parties - without money consideration - the said Richard being brother of the grantors

Lease for a year  SAS-B/861  14 Jun 1771

Contents:
By the said Henry Burtenshaw and John Burtenshaw to Robert Wothington of Lewes, innholder and Josias Smith of Lews, gent. (a trustee for the said Robert) of
The said 6 pieces of land containing 70 acres parcel of Pellshurst in Heathfield And 3 little pieces adjoining to a copyhold farm and lands called Greenwoods Farm (see SAS-B/853)
The messuage, barn and 70 acres called Hovan and the 25 acres of woodland part of Hovans
Signatures of Henry Burtenshaw and John Burtenshaw and armorial seals. Witnesses:- James Overall, Henry Tuppen

Release in fee  SAS-B/862  15 Jun 1771

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £1580 - for the purchase of the freehold of the said premises described in Lease for a year (SAS-B/861)

Declaration of Trust  SAS-B/863  15 Jun 1771

Contents:
Between the said Robert Withington and Josias Smith and John Chatfield of Lewes, glover, whereby it was declared that £790, being one half of the purchase money mentioned in Release of even date was the proper money of the said John Chatfield, and the conveyance of the premises was made to the said Robert Withington and JOSias Smith In trust, as to one moiety of the freehold and copyhold premises, to the use of the said Robert Withington and as to the other moiety to the use of the s said John Chatfield And covenant to convey one undivided moiety to the said John Chatfield on request
Signatures of all parties and seals
Witnesses:- Jon. Maugham, Wm. Ridge

Manor of Burwash  SAS-B/864  29 Jun 1773

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of a court of John, Earl of Ashburnham, of the Admission of Robert Withington - on Surrender by Ann Langton, widow, (late Ann Bennett, spinster) to a messuage, barn and 24 acres of land in Heathfield called Greenwoods, late Browns, Bythwoods, and Caleys, rent 4s
And also to a barn and 40 acres of land called the Hole otherwise Forest Land in Heathfield and Burwash, late Caleys and before Andrew Waters and Jas. Bythwoods, rent 6s. 8d
And Surrender by Robert Withington to the use of his Will
Sam. Boys, steward

Lease for a year  SAS-B/865  10 Oct 1774

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By Thomas Streatfeild of Sevenoakes, Kent, esq., (only son and heir of Thos. Streatfeild late of the same place, gent. decd. by Philadelphia his wife also decd., who was only daughter and heir of Thomas Fuller late of Warbleton, gent. decd. by Sarah his wife) to SAMUEL BAKER of Heathfield, tanner, of a messuage with the malthouse, barn, buildings, garden, lands &c. called Little Tottingworth, containing 160 acres in Heathfield formerly /in the occupation of Wm. Waymarke, then of the said Thos. Fuller and since of Edmund Avard and the said Thos. Streatfeild
Signature, Tho: Streatfeild, and seal
Witnesses:- James Philcox, Joseph Reed

Release  SAS-B/866  11 Oct 1774

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £1350 - of the said messuage, lands and premises described in Lease for a year (SAS-B/865)

Deed of covenant  SAS-B/867  16 Mar 1775

Contents:
By the said Thomas Streatfeild with the said Samuel Baker for the production of title deeds

Probate of the Will of this date of WILLIAM LUCK senr. of Heathfield  SAS-B/868  7 Oct 1778

Contents:
Bequest to his only son William Luck and his heirs of all moveable effects, plate, debts, dues and demands And three pieces of common leasehold ground part of High Down in Heathfield late in the occupation of Nicholas Gurr, charged with payment of legacies
Legacies: to Mary the wife of James Gouldsmith, £5; to Elizth the wife of Steven Kemp, £5; to grandson Philip Luck, £5, to be paid to Thos. Venner of Heathfield towards binding him an apprentice to such trade as he might choose
Proved at Lewes, 27 May, 1780

Mortgage Lease  SAS-B/869  5 Apr 1779

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By John Store of Heathfield, yeoman, cousin and heir of Joseph Store of Wadhurst, yeoman decd., who was only son and heir of Joseph Store formerly of Warbleton, mercer decd., to Mary Hayward of Tonbridge, Kent, widow - for £100 - of All those three messuages or tenements, barn, stable, buildings and land belonging containing 60 acres in Heathfield, theretofore in the occupation of William Chatfield, John Harmer and Andrew Barber, late of Henry Ellis and then of the said John Store. And also a piece of land called the Freehold field containing 6 acres in Warbleton in the occupation theretofore of Wm. Sands
Signature John Store & seal, Witnesses: Tho.Scoone, Will.Scoone

Bond  SAS-B/870  5 Apr 1779

Contents:
By John Store to Mary Hanward in £200 for payment of mortgage money and performance of covenants
With receipts, 4 April, 1782 and 11 Oct., 1784 by Richard Constable and John Constable, the latter described as of Bidborough, Kent, yeoman, eldest brother of the said Mary Hayward

Lease for a year  SAS-B/871  14 May 1779

Contents:
By Robert Withington of Southover, gent., and Josias Smith of Lewes, gent., to John Chatfield of Lewes, glover, and John Glover of the same place, butcher, (a trustee for John Chatfield) of: - the 70 acres of land part of Pellshurst; the 3 little pieces adjoining Greenwoods farm and the messuage and 70 acres of land called Hobans and the 25 acres of woodland part of Hobans described as in deed of 14 June, 1771 (SAS-B/861)
All in Heathfield and in the tenure of Thos. Morris. Signatures of lessors and seals. Witnesses: M. Langridge, John Lear

Release in fee  SAS-B/872  15 May 1779

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £800 - of the messuage, lands and premises described in Lease for a year (SAS-B/871)
And - for the same consideration - Bargain and sale of the equitable or trust estate of the said Robert Whitington of and in:- A messuage and assert lands called Greenwoods containing 24 acres in Heathfield formerly the estate of Ann Langton and since of Henry Burtenshaw, holden of the manor of Burwash
And a customary barn and assert lands containing 40 acres called the Hole otherwise Forrest Land in Heathfield and Burwash containing 40 acres, holden of the Manor of Burwash
And a customary messuage, barn, and 12 acres of assert land parcel of Greenwoods, also holden of the Manor of Burwash
And covenant to surrender the same premises to the use of the said John Chatfield

Lease for a year  SAS-B/873  19 Jan 1780

Contents:
By William Kempe of Southmalling near Lewes, esq., sergeant at Law, to the Hon. George Augustus Eliott late of Bayly Park in Heathfield, esq., but then Governor of Gibraltar in the kingdom of Spain, of
All that messuage or tenement, malthouse, barn, garden and several pieces of land, meadow etc. belonging called Hugletts and High Down containing 27 acres in Heathfield on both sides of the lane or highway leading from Catts Street to a messuage called Bingles
Also All that toft (formerly a messuage and since burnt down) and also all that barn with appurtenances and lands, tenements called Sherneherst, Moons, Gyles Huggetts and Bishop's Wood containing 65 acres
And a piece of woodland called North Bishop's Wood containing 9a. 1r. in Heathfield. Signature, Wm. Kempe, and seal
Witnesses:- Jos. Smith, W. Langridge

Release  SAS-B/874  20 Jan 1780

Contents:
Between the same parties - for &850 - of the messuage, lands and premises described in Lease for a year (SAS-B/873)

Mortgage by demise  SAS-B/875  10 Jun 1780

Contents:
By William Luck of Heathfield, higler, to Thomas Venner of the same place, draper, Whereby, after reciting
A Lease by Francis Bennett of Hethfield, gent. dated 14 April, 1712 to Nicholas Gurr of Heathfield, yeoman, of 3 pieces of common ground described below for 500 years at a peppercorn rent
Elizabeth Gurr of Burwash, widow, relict and administratrix of the said Nicholas assigned, 16 Jan., 1723, - for £30 - to Thomas Luck, who died leaving the said William Luck his son, executor & devisee of the premises
By the present deed - in consideration of £120 - William Luck assigned to Thomas Venner All those 3 pieces of common ground whereon there was lately built a dwellinghouse and barn, containing 10 acres in Heathfield, being part of a common Down called Highdown in Heathfield. Mark of William Luck and seal

Lease for a year  SAS-B/876  21 Aug 1780

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By Charlotte Cormouls of Kirkland, co. Westmore-land, widow, the only child and heir of Rebecca Strickland formerly of Warwick and late of London, decd., to the Hon. George Angustus Eliott, P.C. Ireland, Governor of Gibraltar, of
A customary messuage or tenement and 109 acres of land in Heathfield, abutting on land called Polshurst, formerly part of the said tenement, E. and upon Highdown, parcel of the lord's waste, S. and upon land called Braylsham and Bingleys, W. and lands called Milkhurst, N
And also another customary messuage or tenement and 90 acres of land called Bingleys, Slaughter and North Bishop's Woods in Heathfield, abutting on the said lands called Braylesham, E. and upon a way from Cat Street to High Down, S. and lands theretofore belonging to Dr Russell, W. and upon a way leading to Scullhale, North. Together with 2¼ acres of land belonging and late parcel of the lord's waste of Highdown and abutting on Bingleys, S. and West. Signature, Charlotte Cormouls, and seal

Release  SAS-B/877  22 Aug 1780

Contents:
By the said Charlotte Cormouls and others to the said George Augustus Eliott - for £1485 - of the said premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/876. Signatures, Charlotte Cormouls, James Bourchier, Ansell Day, and seals

Assignment  SAS-B/878  19 Dec 1780

Contents:
By Thomas Venner (1), William Luck (2) to Lieut. General George Augustus Elliott, esq., Governor of Gibraltar, - for £120 to Venner and £90 to Wm. Luck - of the premises named in deed of 10 June, 1780, namely 3 Pieces of common ground whereon was lately built a dwellinghouse and barn, containing 10 acres in Heathfield, being part of a common down called Highdown, for the residue of a term of 500 years, as therein mentioned
Signature, Thos. Venner and mark of Wm. Luck, and seals
Witnesses:- W. Fuller, James Philcox

Bond  SAS-B/879  19 Dec 1780

Contents:
By William Luck in £420 for performance of covenants. in the above Assignment

Assignment  SAS-B/880  22 Nov 1781

Contents:
By Richard Kemp late of Wartling, but then of Heathfield, blacksmith, to William Fox of Warbleton, yeoman, of a Lease dated 1 July, 1640 of a house and 5¼ acres of land parcel of 13¼ acres of the lord's waste called the High Down in Heathfield (see SAS-B/821, 831); which lease became vested in Thomas Stace of Heathfield, miller, who by his Will dated 8 Feb., 1760 devised the same to his daughter Elizabeth then Elizabeth Huggett and mother of the said Richard Kemp for life, and after her decease to the said Richard Kemp. the said Elizabeth Huggett was lately deceased. Consideration, £121
Signature, Richard Kemp, and seal
Witnesses:- Thos. Venner, John Farmes

Mortgage by demise  SAS-B/881  25 Mar 1782

Contents:
By John Store of Heathfield, yeoman, second cousin and heir of Joseph Store late of Hightown in Wadhurst, gent, decd., to Thomas Weller of Heathfield, schoolmaster, - for £100 - of a messuage or tenement, barn, stable, malthouse, orchard, garden, 2 cottages and other buildings and several parcels of land called Burgess, Smiths Lands, Bakers and Tanners containing in all 60 acres in the occupation of the said John Store, John Ewins and Wm. Smith in Heathfield
Signature, John Store, and seal. Witnesses: John Farnes, Richd. Owen Stone

Lease for a year  SAS-B/882  12 Apr 1782

Contents:
By William Harmer of Heathfield, mercer, to the Hon. George Augustus Eliott, Governor of Gibraltar, of the messuage, lands and premises described in and conveyed by deeds of 30 May, and 31 May, 1756 (SAS-B/834, 835) in Heathfield
Signature, Wm. Harmer, and seal. Witness:- Jos. Smith

Release in fee  SAS-B/883  13 Apr 1782

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £480 - of the said messuage and lands

Deed of Exchange  SAS-B/884  26 Jul 1782

Contents:
Between the Hon. George Augustus Eliott and Thomas Venner of Cades Street in Heathfield, mercer, whereby the said Geo. A. Elliot granted to Thomas Venner a messuage or tenement barn, garden, orchard and yard, and a piece of meadow ground called the Barnfield containing 2 acres And also another piece thereto-fore 2 pieces called the New Purchase and Sheppards containing together 2 acres And also 2 pieces of land called Coles als Closes Croft containing 4 acres in Heathfield, late in the occupation of John Jupp, but then of the said Thos. Venner, being part of an estate theretofore of Elizabeth Freebody of Burwash - for £50 paid by Thos. Venner
And Thomas Venner granted to Geo. A. Elliot in exchange the two pieces called Coles als Closes Croft
Signature, Thos. Venner, and seal
Witnesses:- William Dickinson, John Phillips

Bond  SAS-B/885  26 Jul 1782

Contents:
By the said Thomas Venner to John Trayton Fuller of Bayly Park in Heathfield, esq., in £80 for performance by the said Thos. Venner of the covenants in a deed of Exchange and for quiet enjoyment by Geo. A. Elliot of the said parcels of land called Coles als Closes Croft in Heathfield

Assignment  SAS-B/886  18 Oct 1782

Contents:
By WILLIAM FOX of Heathfield, yeoman, to the Hon. George Augustus Elliott - for £150 - of a Lease of 1 July, 1640 by Richard Fox of Battle, miller to William Taylor of Heathfield, yeoman, of a house and 5¼ acres of land, parcel of 13¼ acres of the lord's waste on the Great Down called the High Down in Heathfield (see SAS-B/880). Signature, William Fox, and seal
Witnesses:- Ann Eliott, J. Fuller

Lease for a year  SAS-B/887  22 Nov 1782

Contents:
By John Chatfield of Lewes, glover, and John Fuller of the same place, butcher, (a trustee for Jno. Chatfield) to the Hon. George Augustus Elliot of 6 pieces of plain land and wood containing in the whole 70 acres, parcel of a tenement called Pellshurst in Heathfield
And also three little pieces adjoining a copyhold farm called Greenwoods Farm Also the messuage or tenement and premises and 70 acres called Hobans in Heathfield And 25 acres of wood-land, part of Hobans in Heathfield (before described)
Signatures of lessors and seals. Witness:- Jos. Smith

Release in fee  SAS-B/888  23 Nov 1782

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £1500 for the purchase of the freehold messuages, lands and premises named and of a customary messuage, barn, garden and lands called Greenwoods containing 24 acres in Heathfield holden of the manor of Burwash
And also a customary barn and assert lands containing 40 acres called Forest Land in Heathfield and Burwash holden of the Manor of Burwash- of the freehold premises described in Lease for a year
Witnesses: Jos. Smith, W. Langridge

Manor of Burwash  SAS-B/889  16 Sep 1783

Contents:
Copy of court roll of a court of John, Earl of Ashburnham, of the presentment of a Surrender on 3 Nov., 1782 by John Chatfield of Lewes, glover, of the before described messuage, barn and lands called Greenwoods containing 24 acres
And also of a barn and 40 acres of land called the Hole otherwise Forest Land in Heathfield and Burwash
To the use of the Hon. GEORGE AUGUSTUS ELLIOT, who was admitted in the person of John Thompson his attorney. John Tilden, steward

Assignment  SAS-B/890  10 Oct 1783

Contents:
By William Alcorn of Rotherfield, mason, and Hannah his wife (late Hannah Stace, relict and sole executrix of the Will of John Stace, theretofore of Heathfield, turner decd.) to Sir George Augustus Eliott, bart., Governor of Gibraltar - for £200 - of a Mortgage Lease of 1 Aug., 1654 by Richard Horsecroft to Wm. Tayler, of a tenement, house, orchard, garden and lands belonging containing 8 acres in Heathfield
And also a Mortgage Lease by John Wood of Herstmonceux, laborer, and Simon Tremaine of Heathfield, collermaker, dated 18 Aprl. 1705, to Francis Eaton of Heathfield, innholder decd. of a piece of land containing 4 acres in Heathfield (see SAS-B/833)
Witnesses:- Thomas Mugridge, John Farnes

Lease for a year  SAS-B/891  26 Sep 1783

Contents:
By Samuel Baker of Heathfield, tanner, to General Sir George Augustus Eliott, bart., of a messuage with malthouse barns, buildings and lands called Little Tottingworth containing 160 acres in Heathfield. Signature, Saml. Baker, and seal
Witnesses:- James Philcox, John Farnes. (see SAS-B/865)

Release  SAS-B/892  27 Sep 1783

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £1800 - of the messuage lands and premises described in above Lease for a year (SAS-B/891)

Fine  SAS-B/893  1783

Contents:
Between Sir George Augustus Elliott, K.B., plaintiff, and Samuel Baker and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, of one messuage, 2 barns, 2 stables, 2 curtilages, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 80 ac. of land, 50 ac. of meadow, 50 ac. of pasture, 60 ac. of wood, 20 ac. of furze and heath and common of pasture for all cattle in Heathfield. Michaelmas term, 24 Geo. III

Lease for a year  SAS-B/894  26 Oct 1784

Contents:
By John Store of Heathfield, yeoman, to Sir George Augustus Eliott of a messuage or tenement, barn, stable, stall malthouse, orchard, garden and 2 cottages and other buildings
And also several parcels of land, meadow &c. containing 60 acres in the several occupations of the said John Store, John Ewins and William Smith. Signature & seal. Witnesses: Jas. Philcox, Saml. Baker

Release in fee  SAS-B/895  27 Oct 1784

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £100 to Thomas Weller in discharge of Mortgage and £455 to John Store - of the said messuage, cottages, lands and premises described in Lease for a year SAS-B/894. (See SAS-B/881)

Assignment  SAS-B/896  27 Oct 1784

Contents:
By Thomas Weller of Mayfield, schoolmaster, by direction of John Store to John Trayton Fuller, esq. in trust for Sir Geo. Augustus Eliott of the before mentioned Mortgage of 25 March, 1782 (SAS-B/881). Signatures of Thos. Weller, John Store, and John Trayton Fuller and seals

Copy of Extract of a Fine  SAS-B/897  1784

Contents:
Between Sir George Augustus Elliot knt. of the Bath, plaintiff, and John Store and Mary his wife, defts, of 3 messuages, 2 barns, 2 stables, 3 gardens, 2 orchards, 40 ac. of lamd, 150 ac. of meadow, 20 ac. of pasture, 10 ac. of wood in Heathfield. Michaelmas term, 25 Geo.III

Lease for a year  SAS-B/898  25 Mar 1785

Contents:
By John Bridger of Mayfield, yeoman, to Sir George Augustus Elliott, K.B. of a messuage or tenement, barn, stable stall &c. and lands to the said messuage belonging called Sandland containing 30 ac. in the tenure of Samuel Hayward in Heathfield. Which premises were purchased by John Bridger late of Mayfield, yeoman decd., father of the said John Bridger party to the deed, from Thos. Cruttenden then of the Cliffe nr. Lewes, baker, and Sarah his wife and were devised to the said John Bridger party to the deed. Signature and seal. Witnesses:- Thos. Weller of Mayfield, schoolmaster, and John Farnes of Mayfield, attorney at law

Release in fee  SAS-B/899  25 Mar 1785

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £400 - of the said messuage, lands and premises described in the above Lease for a year SAS-B/898

Fine  SAS-B/900  1785

Contents:
Between Sir George Augustus Eliott, K.B., plaintiff, and John Bridger senr. and Hannah his wife, deforciants, of one messuage one barn, 2 stables, 2 curtilages, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 30 ac. of land, 20 ac. of meadow, 20 ac. of pasture, 10 ac. of wood, and 5 ac. of furze and heath in Heathfield. Easter term, 25 Geo. III (In duplicate)

Manor of Burwash  SAS-B/901  20 Oct 1791

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Admission of the Rt. Hon. Francis Augustus Elliot, Baron Heathfield of Gibraltar, on the death of the Rt. Hon. George Augustus, Baron Heathfield of Gibraltar (in the person of John Edward Maynard his attorney) to:- a messuage, barn and 24 acres of land called Greenwoods, formerly Browns, Bythwoods and Langtons, rent 4s. And also a barn and 40 ac. of land called the Hole otherwise Forrest Land in Heathfield and Burwash. Late Caleys and before Andrew Waters and James Bythwoods and since of Ann Langton, widow, rent 6s.8d
Fine, 10s., a years quitrent
Letter of Attorney produced appointing the said John Edward Maynard of Heathfield, victualler and George Kinderley of Lincoln's Inn, gent, to accept Admission and to surrender the premises to the use of Francis Newbery of St Paul's Churchyard, London, esq
And Surrender, as directed, to the said FRANCIS NEWBERY, who was admitted in the person of Richard Owen Stone of Mayfield, gent under Letter of Attorney appointing him and John Farmer as attorneys with power to Surrender
And Surrender to the use of the Will of the said Francis Newbery John Tilden, steward

PATCHAM MILL  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment  SAS-B/902  2 Jul 1656

Contents:
(1) Joh Gardner, of Henfield, miller
(2) Tho Homewood, of Preston, yeo
£81
Windmill & piece of freehold land whereupon same is built, of 80 ft sq, in Patcham, now in occupation of The Dunstall
(Marked 'No 1')

Feoffment  SAS-B/903  10 Mar 1658

Contents:
(1) Tho Homewood
(2) Tho Bowes, of Patcham, yeo; & Ric Potter, of Patcham, miller
£80
Prop now in occupation of sd Ric Potter
(Marked 'No 3')

Feoffment  SAS-B/904  10 Mar 1658

Contents:
(1) Tho Homewood
(2) Tho Bowes, of Patcham, yeo; & Ric Potter, of Patcham, miller
£80
Prop now in occupation of sd Ric Potter
(Marked 'No 3')

Bond in £160 for Performance of Covenants  SAS-B/905  10 Mar 1658

Contents:
Tho Homewood to Tho Bowes & Ric Potter

Lease of Moiety for 10 yrs at £4 p.a  SAS-B/906  28 Mar 1659

Contents:
(1) Tho Bowes, of Patcham, maulster
(2) Ric Potter
Moiety of the windmill

Feoffment  SAS-B/907  18 Dec 1706

Contents:
(Marked 'No 6')
(1) Joh Potter, of Patcham, miller
(2) Jane Trower, of Henfeild, spr
£50
Same prop with mes or tenmt on same piece of land nr to mill

Bond in £100 for Performance of Covenants  SAS-B/908  18 Dec 1706

Contents:
Joh Potter to Jane Trower

Lease for a Year  SAS-B/909  18 Dec 1712

Contents:
(Marked 'No 7')
(1) Joh Potter; & Eliz his wife
(2) Joh Parsons, of Patcham, taylor
Mes or tenmt, stable, gdns, windmill, on 80 ft sq of land

Release & Covenant to levy a Fine  SAS-B/910  19 Dec 1712

Contents:
(Marked 'No 8')
(1) Joh Potter; & Eliz his wife
(2) Joh Parsons, of Patcham, taylor
£101-1-6 (£48-11-6 to Joh Potter & Eliz his wife; £52-10-0 to Jane Trower)

Fine levied accordingly. Hilary Term 1712  SAS-B/911  1712

Assignment of a Term in Trust to attend the Inheritance  SAS-B/912  19 Dec 1712

Contents:
(Marked 'No 10')
(1) Jane Trower, of Henfield, spr
(2) Joh Potter
(3) Joh Parsons; & John Dungate, of Lewes, mercer, (as Trustee for sd Joh Parsons)
Recites indre of 18 Dec 1706
£52-10-0 & £48-11-6

Lease for 14 yrs at £10 p.a  SAS-B/913  30 Oct 1741

Contents:
(1) Jas Souch, of Poynings, miller
(2) Jos Feenall, of Patcham, miller
Same prop "which sd Jas Souch lately purchased of & from the sd Jos ffenall & Sarah his wife -----"

Lease for a Year  SAS-B/914  13 Nov 1816

Contents:
(1) Jas Mugridge, of Rotherfield, taylor; & Joh Cripps, of Brighthelmston, mealman
(2) WIL VINE, of Patcham, miller
Moiety of the mill

Release  SAS-B/915  14 Nov 1816

Contents:
(1) Jas Mugridge; & John Cripps (his Trustee)
(2) Wil Vine; & Jos Harland, of Patcham, grocer, (his Trustee)

Mortgage in fee for £200  SAS-B/916  10 Jul 1817

Contents:
(1) Wil Vine; & Joh Cripps, (a Trustee as to 1 Moiety)
(2) Jos Harland

Lease for a Year re above deed  SAS-B/917  9 Jul 1817

Release with Assignment of a Term of 1000 Years to attend the Inheritance  SAS-B/918  7 Jul 1818

Contents:
(1) Wil Vine
(2) Ric Ballard, of Hellingly, yeo; & Sam Ballard, of Waldron, miller
(3) Joh Sinnock, of Hailsham, gt, (a Trustee of Ric & Sam Ballard)
(4) Jas Vine, of Willingdon, butcher
(5) Sam Sinnock, of Hailsham, gt
Recites several deeds
£400

Lease for a Year re above deed  SAS-B/919  6 Jul 1818

Bond in £600 to secure £300 & int  SAS-B/920  1 Jan 1819

Contents:
Ric Ballard the younger & Sam Ballard, of Patcham, millers, & Ric Ballard, of Wadhurst, fmr, (father of sd Ric Ballard the younger & Sam Ballard), to Tho Paige, of Rotherfield, yeo, & Edw Kine, of Early in Wadhurst, yeo, (exors of Nic Homewood, late of Frant, innholder, decd)

2 solicitors bills (1 receipted) to the Messrs Ballard  SAS-B/921  1818-19

Contents:
From Edw Verral & Sam Sinnock

Receipt  SAS-B/922  22 Jan 1820

Contents:
From Joh Body Junr & Harriet Body to Mr Ballard for ½ yrs int of £15

Piece of paper entitled "Memorandum of Mr BALLARD'S Occupation"  SAS-B/923  Undated

Contents:
(Mentions various fields but does not state where)

Lease for a Year re following deed  SAS-B/924  31 Dec 1824

Release  SAS-B/925  1 Jan 1825

Contents:
(1) Sam Ballard, late of Waldron but now of Hellingly, miller
(2) Joh Sinnock, of Hailsham, gt
(3) Ric Ballard, late of Hellingly, but now of Patcham, miller
(4) Joh Sinnock
Recites several deeds
£150 for a Moiety

Receipt  SAS-B/926  14 Jul 1825

Contents:
From Joh Body Junr to R.Ballard for ½ yrs int of £15

Similar receipt from Geo Body  SAS-B/927  10 Jan 1826

Reconveyance  SAS-B/928  23 Sep 1843

Contents:
(1) Jos Harland, of Patcham, grocer
(2) Ric Ballard, of Patcham, miller
(3) Cha Brookbank, of Brighton, gt
Recites various deeds

Surrender for the Residue of a Term of 1000 Years  SAS-B/929  22 Jul 1847

Contents:
(1) Joh Bateman, of Aldingbourne, yeo
(2) Wil Body, of Newick, yeo: & Harriett his wife
(3) Ric Ballard, of Patcham, miller
Recites various deeds
Attached:- Inland Revenue Legacy Receipt for Duty of £5 on £500 legacy left by RIC Ballard, of Brighton, died 14 Jan 1852

Release from a sum of £500 & interest charged thereon by the Will of the late Mr Ric Ballard  SAS-B/930  4 Oct 1853

Contents:
(1) Cha Ballard, of Broadwater, miller
(2) Ric Ballard, of Patcham, miller

Mortgage for securing £450 & interest  SAS-B/931  29 Sep 1855

Contents:
(1) Ric Ballard, of Patcham, miller
(2) Ric Porter, of the Cliffe nr Lewes, gt

Reconveyance on full Payment of Principle £450  [no ref.]  On reverse. 29 Sep 1859

Contents:
(1) Joh Porter, of Lewes, gt; & Wil Porter Noakes, of Ninfield, tanner
(2) Ric Ballard

Mortgage for securing £600 & interest  SAS-B/932  29 Sep 1859

Contents:
(1) Ric Ballard
(2) Eliza Porter, of Lewes, spr

Copy of Notice of Redemption  [no ref.]  Attached: 5 Jan 1875

Contents:
By R. Ballard to E. Porter, & of new Mortge for £500 & int with the London & County Banking Co. Also letter d/24 Jan 1876; J. Dempster, Brighton, to M. BLAKER, esq, re same

Mortgage for securing £500 & interest  SAS-B/933  1 Jan 1875

Contents:
(1) Ric Ballard
(2) The London & County Banking Co

Transfer of Mortgage for £600 & £500  SAS-B/934  29 Jan 1877

Contents:
(1) Eliza Porter
(2) The London & County Banking Co
(3) Ric Ballard
(4) Edw Geere, of Brighton, wine & spirit mercht
Recites various deeds

Fire Policy with Sun Fire Office for £1250 on the property  SAS-B/935  5 Apr 1877

Mortgage to secure £100 & interest subject to prior charge of £1100  SAS-B/936  12 May 1877

Contents:
(1) Ric Ballard
(2) Wil Heaver, of 62 Camberwell New Rd, Surrey, milk dealer

Further Charge of £300  [no ref.]  Attached: 1 Sep 1880

Contents:
(1) Ric Ballard
(2) Ebenezer Ballard, of Patcham
(3) Wil Heaver

Abstract of Title  SAS-B/937  1824-1876

Supplemental Abstract of Title of Mr Ebenezer Ballard  SAS-B/938  1859-1880

Declaration of Trust by JAS PHILCOX re indenture d/28 Sep 1883  SAS-B/939  10 Nov 1883

Contents:
(1) Wil Heaver
(2) Edw Geere
(3) Jas Philcox, of Preston, esq
£813-4-0 to Edw Geere & £386-16-0 to Wil Heaver
Same prop, but mentions miller's cott & bakehouse lately erected
Held in Trust for Laura ?Hayes Philcox, wf of sd Jas Philcox

Statutory Declaration by Sam Juniper, of Patcham, seedsman in the employ of Mr Keen, re the road to the Mill  SAS-B/940  8 Jan 1887

Contents:
States he entered Ric Ballard's service in 1840 & worked for him & later his son, Ric Ballard, as van driver. The only road to the Mill used by him was the present road running from the Drove Rd & this had always been used by the occupier of the mill & it was kept in repair by Ric Ballard senr & junr

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