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Calendar of Deeds and Documents relating to lands in Hurstpierpoint, Keymer, Clayton, Lindfield, Cuckfield etc


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Reference SAS-WA
Covering dates 1594-1899
Held by West Sussex Record Office
Extent 10 series
Conditions of access Documents are open for consultation
Source of acquisition Deposited by Mr C H Waugh, solicitor of Haywards Heath, in September 1947
Creators Waugh, CH, Haywards Heath, solicitor

Contents:
Deeds and documents relating to lands in Sussex



Hurstpierpoint  [no ref. or date]

Deed of feoffment  SAS-WA/1  20 Aug 1640

Contents:
By Richard Patchinge of Steyninge, carpenter, to Richard Brownings junr. of Steyninge, yeoman, - for £77 - of a messuage or dwellinghouse, barn, orchard and 5 acres of land in Hurstperpoynt, adjoining on the North side to Sayers Common, in the tenure of Thomas Heyward and then lately purchased of Owen Gratwicke of Henfielde
Mark of Richd. Patchinge and seal
Witnesses:- Richd. Brownings senr. (mk), William Wynn
To livery of seisin:- Thos. Hayward, Elizth. Hayward

Deed of feoffment  SAS-WA/2  15 Oct 1669

Contents:
By John Brownings of Hurstperpoynt, als Hurstperpound, yeoman, son and heir of Richard Brownings late of Steyning, decd., and Thomas Bartlett of Cowfold, yeoman, and Mary his wife, relict of the said Richd. Brownings, to John Mercer of Hurstperpoynt, yeoman - for £95 - of the said messuage, barn, orchard and 5 acres of land then in the tenure of Wm. Morley and theretofore purchased by Richard Brownings of Richard Patching. Signatures of John Brownings and Thomas Bartlet and mark of Mary Bartlet and seals
Witnesses:- John Bartlet, Will. Coes, Thomas Wood

Fine  SAS-WA/3  1669

Contents:
Between John Mercer, querent, and John Brownings and Thomas Bartlett and Mary his wife, deforciants, of one messuage, one garden, one orchard, 4 ac. of land and 3 ac. of pasture in Hurstperpoint als Hurstperpound. Michs. term, 21 Chas. II (In duplicate)

Bargain and Sale by way of Settlement  SAS-WA/4  10 Dec 1669

Contents:
By John Mercer to Richard Steele of Clapham, Sussex, yeoman, and William Parson of Twineham, yeoman, of the said messuage and lands To the use of the said John Mercer and Joan his wife as a Jointure for the said Joan. Mark of John Mercer and seal
Witnesses:- John Brownings, John Longhurst

Counterpart of the preceding deed  SAS-WA/5  10 Dec 1669

Contents:
With marks of Richard Steile and William Parssone and seals
Witnesses:- Ann Harldane (mk), Ann Woode (mk)

Mortgage  SAS-WA/6  6 May 1728

Contents:
By Thomas Steele of Hurstperpointe, yeoman, to Thomas Norton of the same place, gent. - for £100 - of the before described messuage and 5 ac. of land in Hurstperpoint theretofore the estate of John Mercer
Mark of Thomas Steele and seal
Witnesses:- John Howard, Jno. Scutt

Bond  SAS-WA/7  6 May 1728

Contents:
By Thomas Steele to Thomas Norton in £200 for performance of covenants in deed of even date between the parties

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/8  6 May 1729

Contents:
By Thomas Steele late of Hurstperpoint and then of Cockfield, yeoman, to Thomas Norton of Hurstperpoint, gent. of the said messuage, lands and premises, then in the tenure of Richd. Goffe and therefore the estate of John Mercer decd

Release in fee  SAS-WA/9  7 May 1729

Contents:
By Thomas Steele and Mary his wife to Thomas Norton of the premises described in Lease for a year. Consideration money, £60. Marks of Vendors and seals
Witnesses:- Thos. Smith, Jno. Scutt

Deed  SAS-WA/10  9 May 1729

Contents:
Between the said Thomas Steele and Mary his wife (1), Richard Harland of Hurstperpoint, husbandman, and Mary his wife and John Wicks of Hurstperpoint, miller, (2), and Thomas Norton and John Ellis of Plumpton, fuller (3) to declare the uses of a Fine to the said John Ellis and Thos. Norton of a messuage or tenement, barn orchard and 5 acres of land in Hurstperpoint adjoining on the N. side to Sayers Common And also of a messuage or dwellinghouse, garden, orchard and plot of land of about one acre and the water corn mills to the said messuage belonging called Cobbs Nill in Hurstperpoint late in the tenure of Nichs. Wicks decd. and then of John Reade
Marks of Thos. Steele, Mary Steele, Richd. Harland, Mary Harland, John Ellis and signatures of John Wicks and Thos. Norton
Witnesses:- Thos. Smith, Jno. Scutt

Fine  SAS-WA/11  1729

Contents:
Between John Ellis and Thomas Norton, querents and Thomas Steele and Mary his wife, Richard Harland and Mary his wife and John Wicks, deforciants, of 2 messuages, one barn, two stables one water corn mill, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 4 ac. of land and 4 ac. of pasture in Hurstperpoint. Trinity term, 2 Geo. II

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/12  21 Apr 1779

Contents:
By James Norton of Northend in Hurstperpoint gent., to John Pratt of Hurstperpoint, yeoman, of the messuage, barn, orchard and 5 acres of land late Steeles And also several pieces of land containing 15 acres called Furzeland, all in Hurstperpoint adjoining the South side of Sayres Common, then in the tenure of Jane Pratt, widow. Signature of lessor & seal
Witnesses:- Peter Morfee, Thos. Pratt (mk)

Release in fee  SAS-WA/13  22 Apr 1779

Contents:
Between the same parties of the messuage, lands and premises described in Lease for a year, No.12
Consideration money, £400

Mortgage  SAS-WA/14  12 Oct 1830

Contents:
By John Pratt of Hurstperpoint, yeoman, eldest son and heir of John Pratt late of the same place, yeoman, decd., to John Dodson of Doctors Commons, London, esq. L.L.D. - for £750 - of the said messuage, barn and 5 acres of land late Steeles
And also 15 acres of land called Furzeland, with the stables and blacksmith's shop lately erected thereon; all in H' point on the S. side of Sayers Common and on the W. side of the Hicksted Turnpike Road; the premises being in the respective occupation of Thos. Crosweller, Wm. Hine, Anthony Hole and John Pratt
Signature, John Pratt and seal
Witnesses:- John Edw. Fullager, Tho. Wilson

Lease  SAS-WA/15  10 Feb 1862

Contents:
By Nathaniel Borrer of Hurstpierpoint, esq., by the direction and consent of Martha Pratt of Burgess Hill in Keymer, spinster, to John Singer Lambert of Hurstpierpoint, gent., of farm land and premises at Sayers Common containing 20ac.3r.19p
Term, 7 years; rent £56
Counterpart, with signature of John Singer Lambert and seal

Licence  SAS-WA/16  1864

Contents:
By Martha Pratt, owner of the premises and the Revd. Carey Hampton Borrer, clerk, the Mortgagee, to John Singer Lambert to sublet the said premises to Thos. Hole senr., blacksmith for the residue of the term of the Lease

Lease  SAS-WA/17  1 Nov 1864

Contents:
By Martha Pratt of Cuckfield, spinster, owner in fee simple of the premises and the Revd. Carey Hampton Borrer, Morgagee, to Thomas Hole senr. of Hurstpierpoint, of a piece of garden ground containing ¼ acre at Sayers Common, abutting on the West to Hickstead Turnpike. Term, 21 years; rent, £2
Signatures of all parties and seals

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-WA/18  19 Apr 1757

Contents:
By John Gatland of Cuckfield, clock-smith, to John Ellis of Hurstperpoint, miller, - by Licence of the lord of the manor of Hurstperpoint, of whom the farm and customary lands mentioned were held - of a customary messuage or tenement, orchard, barn, hovell and 10 pieces of meadow, pasture, arable and coppice lands in Hurstperpoint containing 29 acres late Packhams and then or late in the occupation of John Young and Thomas Young, together with the topps and lopps of all pollard and free beech. Term, 21 years; yearly rent, £20
Tenant not to assign or sublet the premises without licence of the lessor, Except the dwellinghouse and garden and a small parcel adjoining Cobbs Mill

Probate of the Will of this date of Edward Bates late of Ashurst and then of Hurstpierpoint, yeoman  SAS-WA/19  25 Feb 1791

Contents:
Bequest of £300 to son-in-law Wm. Peskett of Hurstpierpoint, miller and grandson Philip Jenner of Cuckfield, butcher, In trust for the benefit of testator's son Joseph Bates and his children
In default of issue of the said Joseph the principal sum to be divided equally between testator's two sons William Bates and John Bates and daughter Hannah Peskett and their issue
To grandsons Philip Jenner and Charles Jenner £150 Upon trust for the benefit of 3 grandchildren, James Dubbins, Edw. Dubbins and Ann Dubbins. Also to the said Philip and Charles Jenner, £30 apiece
Residuary legatees: said sons William and John Bates and daughter Hannah Peskett
Executors: Philip Jenner, Chas. Jenner and Wm. Peskett
Proved at Lewes, 28 Nov., 1791

Legacy Receipt, re Edward Bates decd  SAS-WA/20  1807

Contents:
As follows
(a) Wm. Peskett in right of Hannah his wife
(b) Edward Bates of Cuckfield, watchmaker, grandson of decd
(c) John Bates of Plaistow, Kent, butcher, grandson of decd
(d) James Bates of Isleworth, Middx, miller, grandson
(e) William Bates of Horsted Keynes, tailor, grandson
(f) Elizabeth Bates of Henfield, spinster, grandaughter

Copy of Probate of the Will of this date of William Morfee of Hurstpierpoint, gent  SAS-WA/21  13 Aug 1819

Contents:
Devise to wife Sarah Morfee of the freehold messuage and premises in Hurstpierpoint in the occupation of Mr. Holman; on her death or remarriage the same premise devised to cousin John Marchant of Little Park in Hurstpierpoint, gent. in fee
Also to wife all household goods, furniture, plate and live and dead stock and implements of household and husbandry
To Henry Holman of Hurstpierpoint, surgeon, and Samuel Walder of Shermanbury, yeoman, the executors, £1000 Upon Trust for the benefit of testator's natural son Thos. Lintott otherwise Morfee
Residuary legatee, said wife Sarah
Proved at Lewes, 10 Dec., 1821
Copy attested, 26 Feb., 1835, by S. Waller Solr. Cuckfield, and Chas. Pavey his clerk

Lease  SAS-WA/22  12 Nov 1827

Contents:
By William Borrer of Brighthelmston, esq., to George Rose of Horsted Keynes, farmer, of a messuage or tenement called Langton House, with 2 barns, 2 lodges, 3 stables, yard, cart house and garden and 16 inclosures of arable, meadow and pasture part of Langton Farm containing 59¾ acres in the occupation of the said Geo. Rose
And also 2 inclosures of arable land containing 28a. 27p. part of West Town Farm at the North end thereof near Noah's Tooth, with barn an stable thereon Reserving the fight of hawking, hunting, shooting, fishing and fowling
Term, 1 year and so on from year to year; yearly rent, £133 2s. and £22.3s. to be paid to the Rector of Hurstpierpoint according to agreement. Signatures of both parties & seals
Witnesse- S. Waller, Solr., Cuckfield

Agreement  SAS-WA/23  1 Apr 1826

Contents:
Between John Pickett and John Heryett for the letting of 2 messuages with gardens belonging called Great Danworth and Little Danworth and 9 enclosures of arable land etc. called the Long Mead, Teinter Field, the Square Mead, the Weanbridge Mead, the New Croft, the Well Croft, the Long Ridge, the Serjeant Croft and the Orchard Plot, containing 36 acres; the premises being in Hurstpierpoint in the occupation of the said John Pickett, Richd. Dunton, Thos. Simmons and Richard Simmons. Signatures of both parties

Agreement  SAS-WA/24  2 Nov 1832

Contents:
Between John Pickett of Hurstpierpoint, yeoman, and William Wickham of the same place, yeoman, for the letting to the said Wm. Wickham of a barn called the New Barn with the yard and buildings belonging and 15 inclosures containing 86 acres in Hurstpierpoint, being parcel of 2 farms called Great Danworth and Grubbs, then in the occupation of the said William Wickham. Term from year to year. Rent £100
Signature of John Prickett and mark of Wm. Wickham. Witness:- S. Waller

Lease  SAS-WA/25  26 Feb 1839

Contents:
By Henry Pickett of Hurstpierpoint, yeoman, to Henry Unwins of the same place, miller, of a messuage or tenement and water corn mill called Cobbs Mill with granary, stable, garden orchard and one acre of land and the stream of water belonging and also a close of meadow containing 3 acres adjoining the said one acre; all in Hurstpierpoint in the tenure of the said Henry Unwins. Term from year to year; rent £80
Signatures of both parties and seals
Witness:- John Pickett of Hurstpierpoint

Lease  SAS-WA/26  11 Apr 1861

Contents:
By Jeremiah Bartley of Ardingly, innkeeper, to William Catt of Brighton, brewer, of a messuage or dwellinghouse, beerhouse and premises called the Royal Oak in Hurstpierpoint. Term, 21 years; rent £20. Signatures of both parties
Witness:- Robt. Thrupp, Assistant to the Rock Brewery

Schedule of deeds  SAS-WA/27  1899

Contents:
Relating to a piece of land at Hurstpierpoint known as Glebe Allotments, sold by the Trustees of the late Canon C. H. Borrer to Mr. Geo. Masters. With Letter from Messrs Upperton and Bacon of Brighton to Mr. Edw. Waugh

KEYMER  [no ref. or date]

Keymer Manor  SAS-WA/28  30 Apr 1606

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of a Grant by the Lords of the Manor to Edmund Attree of a parcel of waste lands called Valebridge Common containing 1 acre with the intention that the said Edmund should build a Water Mill thereon and make a Mill Dam with Floodgates, and liberty to overflow the wast for 6 acres for a Mill Pond (the fishing and occupation of the said water being reserved to the said Lords) To hold in fee by copy of Court Roll; rent 3s.4d. and suit of court and accustomed services. Fine and heriot after every alienation or death of tenant, 3s.4d. certain

Manor of Keymer  SAS-WA/29  8 Oct 1695

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of a Court of Thomas Northmore, esq., lord of the manor, held by John Whitpaine, gent. steward, of a Surrender by John Jenner of all that messuage with a Water Mill called Valebridge Mill, rent 3s.4d. And also a small parcel of the waste near the mill, rent 2d., in the occupation of Walter Welfare To the [...] use of the said Walter and his heirs. For two heriots 1s
And admission of the said Walter Welfare. Fine 1s. certain
J Whitpaine, steward

Similar Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Keymer  SAS-WA/30  18 Oct 1726

Contents:
Of a Court Baron of Abraham Addams, esq., of the Admission of Mary Welfare as widow of Walter Welfare to the said messuage and water mill called Valebridge Mill and the small piece of land adjoining the mill, with the pond and all water courses etc. Fine 1s. certain and heriot 1s. certain
Richard Lardner, steward

Similar Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Keymer  SAS-WA/31  5 Jul 1731

Contents:
Of a Court of Abraham Addams, of the Admission of Anne Simmons the wife of Elice Simmons of Wivelsfield, farmer, to a cottage and one acre of land called Brushers near Bishops in Keymer as devisee under the Will of Miles Fuller of Cuckfield, carpenter, her father decd. Fine 6d. and heriot 6d. certain
Richard Lardner, steward

Similar Copy of Court Roll of a Court Baron  SAS-WA/32  28 Sep 1768

Contents:
Of Thomas Addams Doctor in Physic, by Richard Barnes, gent., steward, of the Admission of Thomas Chatfield of Wivelsfield, thatcher, on a Surrender by Ann Simmons of Newick, widow and relict of Elias Simmons late of Wivelsfield, farmer decd. and daughter of Miles Fuller theretofore of Cuckfield, carpenter decd., to the said cottage and land called Brushers in Keymer
R. Barnes, steward

Probate of the Will of this date of Thomas Welfare of Keymer miller  SAS-WA/33  27 Dec 1788

Contents:
Small legacies to Brother John Welfare, nephew David Welfare and to William Lawrence of Tunbridge Wells, carpenter
Residuary legatee and devisee, Thomas Welfare Ford (son of Thomas Ford of Clayton, cordwainer, the said Thos. Ford to use all houses, lands, mill and premises until said Thomas Welfare Ford should attain 21 years of age, the said Thomas Ford paying yearly £6 to the son for his learning etc. until 21 years
Proved at Lewes, 24 Dec., 1795

Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Keymer of a Court Baron  SAS-WA/34  30 Oct 1800

Contents:
Of Thomas Coke and James Cooke, esqs., lords of the manor, Bedle: Thos. Broomfield; Homage: Wm. Taylor, Thos. Gardner, and Thos. English; of the Admission of Nathen Holford of Clayton, farmer, on Surrender by Thomas Chatfield, to the said cottage and one acre of land called Brushers
And Thomas Chatfield's Surrender to the use of his Will

Probate of the Will of this date of George Bennett of Keymer, yeoman  SAS-WA/35  13 Feb 1804

Contents:
Devise to wife Elizabeth Bennett for life of the freehold messuage, barn, buildings, lands and premises purchased of Richd. Lemon Whichelo, in Keymer; and also several customary lands holden of the Manor of Keymer, with remainder in fee to testator's nephew Richard Bennett of Keymer, yeoman
Also to wife £1000 out of personal estate, she to save harmless the remainder of personal estate in respect of a joint Promisory Note by testator and Ned Noakes
Legacies:- to niece Ann, daughter of late brother John Bennett; niece Elizabeth, wife of Thos. Wickens; Samuel Packett of Ditching, shepherd, husband of late niece (blank) Bennett; nephews Bennet Miles and William Miles, children of sister Sarah Miles. Contingent legacy to nephew William Bennett, £30, if called upon to pay £30 under a Bond by testator and the said William to Thos. Turner of Keymer

Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Keymer  SAS-WA/36  20 Apr 1807

Contents:
Of a Court of Thos. Cooke and James Cooke, esqs., of the Admission, after the death of Sarah Geering, of Thomas Mason of Linfield, yeoman, the younger and only surviving son of Thos. Mason and Sarah his wife formerly Sarah Geering the only daughter of Henry Geering, to a cottage and small parcel of land at Valebridge Common, formerly the estate of Henry Geering
John Sudlow, steward

Similar Copy of Court Roll of Surrender  SAS-WA/37  2 Nov 1807

Contents:
By Thomas Mason of Linfield, yeoman, of the said cottage and small piece of land at Valebridge Common To the use of Thomas Welfare Ford of Keymer, miller
And Admission of the said Thomas Welfare Ford
John Sudlow, steward

Probate of the Will of this date of Elizabeth Broomfield of Keymer, widow  SAS-WA/38  16 Jun 1827

Contents:
Devise to son James Broomfield of a copyhold messuage or tenement, farm and lands called Grovelands or part of Grovelands in Keymer in the occupation of Edw. Pronger, charged with the payment of an annuity of £27 to testatrix's John Broomfield for life. Bequest of personal estate to sons John and James equally, they being appointed executors
Witnesses:- Henry Wells, Oate Hall, Wivelsfield, Thos. W. Ford, S Waller, Solr. Cuckfield
Proved at Lewes, 27 March, 1832

Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Keymer  SAS-WA/39  3 May 1830

Contents:
Of a Court of the Revd. Henry Bayntun, clerk, lord of the manor, before Somers Clarke, gent., deputy steward, of the Admission of Thomas Welfare Ford under an Award dated 23 Sept., 1829 under the hands of Geo. Smallpiece of Compton nr. Guildford, James Hodson of Birling in Eastdean and Robert Clutton of Hartswood, Surrey, land agents, Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament of 9 Geo. IV for enclosing lands in Keymer, to a piece of land allotted to him the said T.W.Ford in trust for the Poor of the parish of Keymer in respect of land formerly Geerings and late Masons, held by the said T.W.Ford in trust as aforesaid
Thos Attreem steward

Printed Particulars of Sale in 4 lots of 4 cottages and land in Keymer, Lot 4 being the said cottage at Valebridge Common formerly Geerings  SAS-WA/40  11 Nov 1844

Conveyance by virtue of an Act of Parliament of 1 Vict. and with approbation of the Poor Law Commissioners  SAS-WA/41  7 Feb 1845

Contents:
By the Guardians of the Poor of Cuckfield Union and George Hammond and Philip Jenner, churchwardens, and John Potter Unwin and James Jeffery, overseers of the Poor of Keymer, to Martha Jenner of Keymer, spinster - for £90 - and Surrender by Thomas Welfare Ford of the said cottage and piece of land at Valebridge Common to which the said Ford was admitted 2 Nov., 1807 And also the Allotment befoe described

Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Keymer  SAS-WA/42  14 Mar 1845

Contents:
Of a Court of the Rev. Henry Bayntun, clerk, lord of the manor, of the Admission of Martha Jenner, by virtue of the above deed of 7 Feb., 1845 and on Surrender by Thos. W. Ford, to the said cottage and piece of land at Valebridge Common
Thos. Attree, steward

Manor of Keymer  SAS-WA/44  25 Sep 1854

Contents:
Admission of Isaac Welfare Ford of Keymer, miller, youngest son of Thos. W. Ford, yeoman, to the messuage and water mill called Valebridge Mill, rent, 3s.4d. before described (see SAS-WA/28,29) And also a cottage and parcel of land called Westwoods containing 1 acre, rent 1s
And Surrender by the said Isaac Welfare Ford To the use of John Wood Mercer of Clayton, miller, of the said premises- for £700 -
And Admission of John Wood Mercer and his Conditional Surrender To the Use of Isaac Welfare Ford as security for £350
Wm. Folkard, steward

Manor of Keymer  SAS-WA/45  27 May 1861

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of the Admission of Isaac Welfare Ford under the above Conditional Surrender by John Wood Mercer, the sum of £350 not having been paid, but being still due, with arrears of interest, to Robert Faithful, To hold in trust for Robt. Faithful
J. W. Howlett, steward

Manor of Keymer  SAS-WA/46  29 Mar 1862

Contents:
Admission of the Rev. Richard Nathaniel Blaker of Ifield, clerk, upon a Surrender by Martha Jenner - for £225 - (paid by Somers Clarke of Brighton, gent.) of All that piece of land forming one enclosure, with the messuage in three tenements in the centre thereof, bounded by Valebridge Pond, S. the highway from Burgess Hill to Haywards Heath, W. and to land, part of the Rookery Farm belonging to Thos. Chas. Renshaw, esq., N. and E.; formerly the estate of Henry Geering
And also 3 other small pieces of land; to all of which premises the said Martha Jenner was admitted, 14 March, 1845

Deed of Covenant  SAS-WA/47  29 Mar 1862

Contents:
By the said Martha Jenner with The said Revd. Richd. Nath. Blaker and Somers Clarke for Good title, free from incumbrances and for further assurance of the premises

Manor of Houndeane  SAS-WA/48  14 Jul 1891

Contents:
Record of the Surrender on 10 July, 1891 by Somers Clarke to the use of Henry Slaker of Burgess Hill, gent. - for £100 - of the site of a cottage, garden and one acre of land belonging upon which a water mill formerly at Valebridge Common in Wivelsfield, late Bachus's and before Attree's, rent 3½d
And Admission of the said Henry Blaker
Augustus F. Drake, deputy steward

Extract from confirmed Apportionment of Tithe Rent Charge in respect of land taken by the London & Brighton Railway  SAS-WA/49  1859

CLAYTON  [no ref. or date]

A messuage and 36 acres of land called Diggons  [no ref. or date]

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/50  22 Oct 1688

Contents:
By Peter Terrey of Clayton, yeoman, to Thomas Terrey of Worth, yeoman, of a messuage, barn, farm lands in Clayton called Diggons containing 36 acres in the occupation of the said Peter Terrey and purchased by him of Nicholas Colchin and John Furrell Except 6 fields called the Denshire Fd., the Long Coppice, the Froghold, both plain and coppice, the Five Acres with the little meadow plat adjoining the brook and the Longfield, part of the tenement Diggons, lately mortgaged by the said Peter to the said John Furrell and Ann Furrell, widow, to secure the payment of 40s. yearly to the said Ann for her life, and of £40 to the said John upon her death
Signature, Peter Terry, seal gone
Witnesses:- Nichs. Wickenden, Richd. Sinder (or Snider)

Release in fee by way of Mortgage  SAS-WA/51  23 Oct 1688

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £80 - of the said premises described in Lease for a year

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/52  4 Nov 1700

Contents:
By Thomas Terry to Peter Terry of Dorkeing, Surrey, mercer, son of the said Thomas, of the said messuage and lands called Diggens containing 40 acres
Signature, Tho. Terry and seal
Witnesses:- Robert Terry, Will. Chambers, Thos. Brigs (mk)

Release in fee  SAS-WA/53  5 Nov 1700

Contents:
Between the same parties - for nominal consideration - of the said premises

Bargain and Sale by way of Mortgage  SAS-WA/54  9 Nov 1700

Contents:
By the said Peter Terry to William Chambers of Horsham, - for £100 - of the said messuage and premises called Diggons. Signature, Peter Terry and seal
Witnesses:- Jon. Linfeild, George Jennings

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/55  25 Sep 1706

Contents:
By Elizabeth Terry of Dorking, Surrey, widow, and relict of Peter Terry late of Dorking, mercer decd., and Joseph Peter of Newdigate, Surrey, yeoman, Robert Tanner of Mickleham, Surrey, yeoman and Thomas Bothell of Dorking, yeoman, devisees of the premises under the Will of the said Peter, to Bellenie of Stepney, Middlesex, dyer, of the messuage lands and premises called Diggons in Clayton
Signatures of lessors and seals
Witnesses:- Thomas Lea, John Brown

Release in fee  SAS-WA/56  26 Sep 1706

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £250 - of the said premises, with Proviso for Redemption

Reconveyance  SAS-WA/57  16 Feb 1707

Contents:
By William Chambers of Horsham, cordwinder, to the said Joseph Peter, Robert Tanner and Thomas Bothell - for £100 of the said messuage and lands called Diggins in Clayton

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/58  5 Apr 1715

Contents:
By Nicholas Scriven of Dorking and Elizabeth his wife (late Eliz. Terry, relict of Peter Terry) and the said Joseph Peter, Robert Tanner and Thomas Bothell and Robert Bellenie to John Peake of Dorking, gent., of the said messuage and 40 ac. of land in Clayton. Signatures of all lessees and seals
Witnesses:- Robert Spencer, Thos. Lea

Release by way of Mortgage  SAS-WA/59  6 Apr 1715

Contents:
By Nicholas Scriven, Joseph Peter, Robert Tanner, Thomas Bothell and Robert Bellenie to John Peake of the said messuage and 40 acres of land for securing £300 and interest

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/60  20 Apr 1719

Contents:
By the said John Peake to James Fairhall of Ockley, Surrey, yeoman, of the said messuage and 40 acres of land in Clayton. Signature, Jno. Peake and seal
Witnesses:- Robert Spencer, Ben. Peake

Release by way of Transfer of Mortgage  SAS-WA/61  21 Apr 1719

Contents:
By John Peake, by direction of Elizabeth Scriven, Joseph Peter And others to the said James Fairhall of the said premises for securing £300 and interest. Signatures of all parties and seals
Witnesses:- Robt. Spencer, Ben. Peake, Francis Tanner, James Eed, Hannah Tanner

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/62  3 Jan 1731

Contents:
By Thomas Terry of (blank) yeoman, eldest uncle and heir of Elizabeth Terry, spinster decd., who was only sister and heir of Peter Terry decd., who was only son and heir of Peter Terry late of Dorking, mercer decd. by Elizabeth Terry otherwise Scrivens, widow and relict of the said Peter Terry the father, to Thomas Harris of Dorking, gent., of the said messuage and 40 acres of land called Diggins in Clayton in the tenure of Thomas Allison. Signatures, Tho. Terry and Elizabeth Scrivens
Witnesses Hen. Newman, Zriffell English, Tho. Wood

Release in fee  SAS-WA/63  4 Jan 1731

Contents:
By the said Thomas Terry and Elizabeth Terry otherwise Scrivens of the 1st and 2nd parts and Thomas Bothell of the 3rd part to the said Thomas Harris of the said messuage and premises called Diggins in Clayton
It was recited that the Trustees under the Will of Peter Terry the father raised a Mortgage on the premises for the term of the life of Mary the wife of Peter Terry of Clayton, yeoman; the Mortgage was vested in John Fairhall, and Thomas Bothell was the sole surviving Trustee of the freehold. Thomas Harris had agreed to purchase the property subject to the Mortgage

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/64  29 Sep 1731

Contents:
By Thomas Harris to Thomas Bothell and James Peter of Newdigate, Surrey, yeoman, of the said Messuage and premises called Diggins in Clayton

Release in fee  SAS-WA/65  30 Sep 1731

Contents:
Between the same parties of the said premises

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-WA/66  6 Jul 1732

Contents:
By Thomas Bothell and James Peter to John Reeve of Hurst, Sussex, yeoman, of the said messuage and 40 acres of land called Diggons in Clayton in the tenure of Thos. Allison. Term, 21 years; rent, £18, with the yearly increase of rent for every timber tree or other tree, tellar, haver, sapling or body of pollard lopped, shreeded, shriped up, cut down or grubbed up, and other penalty rents. Signature, Jno. Reeve
Witnesses:- Tho. Harris, Hen. Newman

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/67  29 Oct 1733

Contents:
By John Fairhall, James Peter & Thomas Bothell to Joseph Huggins of Wapping, Middlesex, shipwright, of the said messuage and premises called Diggons in Clayton
Signatures of lessors and seals
Witnesses:- Tho. Harris, Jno. Scutt

Release in fee  SAS-WA/68  30 Oct 1733

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £313. 10s. to John Fairhall in discharge of Mortgage and £186 10s. to the other parties - of the messuage lands and premises described in Lease for a year

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/69  23 May 1749

Contents:
By Benjamin Huggins of St. John Wapping, shipwright, and Dryden Smith of the same place, shipwright, and Mary his wife (the said Benjamin and Dryden being the surviving executors of the Will of the before mentioned Joseph Huggins) Robert Sutcliffe of St. George co. Middlesex, merchant, and Susannah his wife the administratrix of the estate of John Ayres decd. not administered by Joanna late wife of the said Joseph Huggins, Benjamin Masters of Brighthelmestone, gent., and Hannah his wife, Abigail Wilson of St. John Wapping. widow, executrix of the Will of William Wilson he late husband, William Barker of Whitby, Yorks, mariner and Martha his wife, Elizabeth Huggins of Wapping, spinster and Sarah Huggins of the same, spintr. (the said Hannah, Mary Smith, Susannah Sutcliffe, Abigail Wilson Martha Barker, Elizabeth and Sarah Huggins being of the said Joseph Huggins) to James Clare of St. Botolph's, Algate, gent. and Charles Digby of St. John, Wapping, ship chandler, of the messuage, farmhold or tenement lands and premises described as containing 40 acres in Clayton. 12 signatures and seals

Release in fee  SAS-WA/70  24 May 1749

Contents:
Between the same parties of the said premises in consideration of £300

Fine between James Clare and Charle Digby, plaintiffs, and Benjamin Huggins, Dryden Smith and others, deforciants, of a messuage, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 50 ac. of land, 50ac. of meadow, 50 ac. of pasture in Clayton. Consideration £60. Trinity term, 23 Geo.II  SAS-WA/71  1749

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/72  16 Mar 1750

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By Hannah Masters of Brighthelmestone, widow and relict of Benjamin Masters of the same place, gent., and Richard Masters of the same place, gent., brother and heir of the said Benjamin, to Richard Turner of Oldland in Keymer, gent. of the said messuage and 40 ac. of land in Clayton, in the occupation of the said Hannah. Signatures of lessors & seals
Witnesses:- Jno. Turner, Fra. Chasmore

Release in fee  SAS-WA/73  17 Mar 1750

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £355 - of the said premises

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/74  13 Oct 1788

Contents:
By Thomas Turner of Steyning, gent. (eldest son and heir of Turner late of Oldland in Keymer) to John Wille of Clayton, farmer, and Nathan Holford of Clayton, husbandman, (a Trustee) of a barn and buildings called Diggons containing 40 acres in Clayton formerly in the tenure of Hannah Masters, late of John Cave and then of the said John Wille
Signature, Thos. Turner and seal
Witnesses:- Ri. Turner, Ditchling, John Michell of Keymer, miller

Release in fee  SAS-WA/75  14 Oct 1788

Contents:
Between the same parties - in pursuance of a contract by Jno. Wille of the premises with a customary messuage and yardland called Freike in Clayton, holden of the Manor of Clayton for £900 - of the said messuage and premises described in Lease for a year

Lands called Ryefield, Sawpit Field, Two Acres and Hilly Mead in Clayton, sometime parcel of Diggons  [no ref. or date]

Short Abstract of Deed of feoffment  SAS-WA/76  6 Feb 1634

Contents:
By way of Settlement by Stephen Aridge senr. of Iford, yeoman, to John Aylwin of Lewes, gent., and Alexander Alchin of Iford, yeoman, of a messuage, barn and lands called Franklins containing 60 acres in Keymer, bounding to lands of John Rowe, gent. called Hatchers, N., to Grovelands, W. and to lands called Ockley, S
And also of lands etc. in Clayton called Ryefield, Sawpitfield the Two Acres and Hilly Mead containing 10 acres, sometime parcel of a tenement and lands called Diggons
To hold to the use of the said Stephen for life, remainder to Thomas A Ridge (son of Thos. A Ridge late of Iford, yeoman decd) and the heirs male of the said Thomas the son, remainder to Thos. A Ridge (son of Stephen A Ridge junr. of Iford, yeoman, and the heirs male of his body with ultimate remainder to John A Ridge (son of the said Stephen junr. in fee
Copy attested by Thomas Attree, May, 1733

Mortgage by demise  SAS-WA/77  20 Jan 1746

Contents:
By Thomas Ridge otherwise Aridge of Horsted Keynes, yeoman, and Jane his wife (the said Thomas being the eldest son and heir of Thos. Ridge otherwise Aridge of Steyning, tanner, who was only brother and heir of John Ridge otherwise Aridge late of Fletching, glover, which said John was son and heir of Steph. Ridge otherwise Aridge called the younger, late of Iford (1) and John Beard of Lindfield, gardiner - for £50 - of the said pieces of land called Pitfield, the Two Acres and Hilly Mead in Clayton and covenant to levy a Fine to John Hall of Cuckfield, yeoman
Witnesses:- Fr. Warden, Ch. Backhouse

Bond  SAS-WA/78  20 Jan 1746

Contents:
By Thomas Ridge otherwise Aridge to John Beard in £100 for performance of covenants in Mortgage of even date

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/79  29 Dec 1746

Contents:
By the said Thomas Ridge otherwise Aridge to John Beard of the said pieces of freehold land in Clayton above described
Witnesses:- Fr. Warden, Wm. Holewish

Release in fee  SAS-WA/80  30 Dec 1746

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £60 - of the said lands

Fine  SAS-WA/81  1747

Contents:
Between John Hall, plaintiff, and Thomas Ridge otherwise Aridge and Jane his wife, deforciants, of 20 ac. of land in Clayton which the said Thomas and Jane remised and quitclaimed to the said John Hall. Consideration £60. Hilary term, 19 Geo. II

Mortgage  SAS-WA/82  19 Jul 1781

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By John Beard of East Grinstead, yeoman, nephew and devisee of John Beard late of Lindfield, yeoman, and Philadelphia his wife to Thomas Marchant Farmer of East Grinstead, yeoman, - for £70 - of lands called Ryefield, Sawpitfield, the Two Acres and Hilly Mead containing 18 acres in Clayton
Marks of John Beard and wife and seals
Witnesses:- Geo. Bankin, Mich. Lucas

Agreement  SAS-WA/83  21 Apr 1792

Contents:
Between the said John Beard and William Borrer of Hurstpierpoint, for the purchase by the said Wm. Borrer of the said farm called Diggons for £315

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/84  22 Jun 1792

Contents:
By John Beard of East Grinstead, nephew &c. (as before) to William Borrer of the said lands called Ryefield, Sawpit field, the Two Acres and Hilly Mead. Mark & seal
Witnesses:- John Namby, Saml. Waller

Release in fee  SAS-WA/85  23 Jun 1792

Contents:
By John Beard and Philadelphia his wife (1) and Thomas Marchant Farmer (2) to William Borrer and Thomas Holman of Albourn, yeoman, - for £73 5s. to Farmer due on the said Mortgage and £241 15s. to Beard, making £315 - of the said premises described in Lease for a year

Fine  SAS-WA/86  1792

Contents:
Between William Borer junr., plaintiff, and John Beard and Philadelphia his wife, deforciants, of 10 ac. of land, 10ac. of meadow, and 10 ac. of pasture in Clayton, which were remised and quitclaimed to William Borrer. Consideration £60. Trinity term, 32 Geo. III
(In duplicate)

Lease  SAS-WA/87  1 Oct 1792

Contents:
By William Borrer junr. of Nathan Holford of Clayton of a barn and lands called Ryefield, Sawpitfield, the Two Acres and Hilly Mead. Term 21 years; rent, £10
Signatures of both parties and seals
Witnesses:- John Stone

Deed of Covenant  SAS-WA/88  18 Jun 1798

Contents:
Between Nathan Holford of Clayton, yeoman, and Mary his wife late Mary Holford, spinster, the only child and heiress of John Wille theretofore of Chailey, and Thomas English of the same place, timber merchant, to lead the use of a Fine of the said barn and lands containing 40 ac
Signatures of all parties and seals
Witnesses:- Saml. Waller, Jno. Gard

Fine  SAS-WA/89  1798

Contents:
Between Thomas English, plaintiff, and Nathan Holford and Mary his wife, deforciants, of 30 ac. of land, 10 ac. of meadow, 10 ac. of pasture and 5 ac. of wood in Clayton. Consideration £60. Nathan Holford and Mary his wife remised and quitclaimed to Thos. English. Trinity term, 38 Geo. III

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/90  7 Mar 1816

Contents:
By William Borrer to Nathan Holford the barn and lands called Ryefield etc. containing 18 acres

Release  SAS-WA/91  8 Mar 1816

Contents:
Between the same parties - for £1700 of the said premises

Lindfield  [no ref. or date]

Copies of Court Roll of the Manor of Ditchling Relating to a cottage and one acre of land in Lindfield  [no ref. or date]

Admission  SAS-WA/92  13 Apr 1666

Contents:
Of Mary Bridges, on surrender by John Verrall of Lindfield, husbandman, by the acceptance of John Tully and Richard Brigden, to a Cottage, orchard and croft of land containing one acre
And Surrender by the said Mary of the said premises To the use of John... Thomas Henshawe, dep. steward

Admission  SAS-WA/93  4 Jun 1672

Contents:
Of Drew Hills, on a Surrender out of Court by the acceptance of Will. Dyke, by John... of the said cottage and premises. Thomas Henshawe, dep. steward of Will. Dyke esq

Surrender  SAS-WA/94  22 Oct 1705

Contents:
By Drue Hills of the said cottage and premises to the use of his Will. Thomas Isted

Court Baron  SAS-WA/95  31 Oct 1716

Contents:
Of George, Lord Abergevenny, lord of the Manor of Ditchling, held by Anthony Trumble, Copy of Court Roll of the Surrender by Drue Hills To the use of Drue Hills his middle son (natu medii) of the said cottage and premises in Lindfield rent, 4d. And Admission of the said Drue Ellis the son. Fine, 6d. certain

Surrender  SAS-WA/96  29 Oct 1718

Contents:
By Drew Ellis To the use of John Martin and Judith his wife And their Admission

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/97  7 Oct 1740

Contents:
Of the Manor of Ditchling of a Court of William, Lord Abergavenny, of a Surrender by John Martin, who survived Judith his wife, of the said cottage and premises To the use of John Tapsell of Lindfield
And Admission of the said John Tapsell
E. Staples, steward

Similar Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/98  7 Oct 1740

Contents:
Of the Surrender by the said John Tapsell to the use of his Will

Surrender  SAS-WA/99  23 Jul 1750

Contents:
By John Tapsell to the use of himself and Martha his wife of the said premises, and their Admission
E. Staples, steward

Ditchling Manor  SAS-WA/100  17 May 1780

Contents:
Court of George Nevill, Baron of Abergavenny. Presentment of the death of Martha Tapsell some time since and of John Tapsell then lately and Admission of Thomas Tapsell, youngest son and heir according to the custom of the manor to the said cottage, orchard and croft of land containing one acre in Lindfield
E. Staples, steward

Court of Geo. Nevill, Baron of Abergavenny  SAS-WA/101  22 May 1782

Contents:
Presentment of a Surrender out of court on 10 June, 1780 by Thomas Tapsell by acceptance of Thos. Compton and John Dobson and Admission of William Saxby senr. of Lindfield to the said cottage and premises Subject to a Conditional Surrender thereof made by John Tapsell late a customary tenant, to Timothy Burrell of Lindfield, clerk, dated 6 June, 1775
E Staples, steward

Admission  SAS-WA/102  1 Oct 1788

Contents:
Of William Saxby, esq., only son and heir of William Saxby esq. of Lindfield decd., to the said cottage and premises in Lindfield
And Surrender by the said William Saxby to the use of George Obbard of Horsted Keynes, yeoman, who was admitted and surrendered the premises to the use of his Will

Bond  SAS-WA/103  1 Oct 1788

Contents:
By William Saxby to George Obbard on the above Surrender in £100 for good title to the premises, for quiet enjoyment by the purchaser, free from incumbrances and for further assurance. Signature and seal

Letters of Administration  SAS-WA/104  26 Nov 1692

Contents:
With the Will annexed of William Comber late of Lindfield issued out of the Deanery Court of South Malling to Benjamin Comber the executor named in the Will. (No Will annexed)

Probate of the Will of this date of Francis Hamlin of Lindfield, esq  SAS-WA/105  6 Oct 1778

Contents:
Devise to goddaughter Sally Powell, only daughter of Wm. Powell of Lindfield, then lately decd., of the barn, buildings, farm lands and premises, with the tithes belonging thereto, in Lindfield called the Fulling Mill Farm in the occupation of Geo. Marten, subject to the incumbrances thereon. And also the messuage, farm and premises called Pellingbridge Farm in Lindfield in the occupation of John Hackman, subject also to the incumbrances
And also the copyhold messuage farm and lands called Taylors Barn in Lindfield. in the occupation of Geo. Jennings
Devise to Jenny Powell, widow of the said Wm. Powell, for life the farm and lands called Burtsland or Hurstlands in Wivelsfield in the occupation of Mary Pilbeam, and after the death of the said Jenny, to William Powell, only son of of the said Wm. Powell and Jenny his wife
Also bequest to Sally Powell of testator's spinnet and bookcases with the books therein
To two kinswomen Ann Hamlin and Mary Hamlin, daughters of John Hamlin late of Sunt in Lindfield, gent. decd., certain articles of silver
To kinsman Wm. Wade of Plumpton, Hannah Ade, John Bennett of Hellingly, testator's Mother's son, and Walter Batchelor pecuniary legacies
Gifts to Poor of Ardingly etc. and for funeral sermon
Executors: Francis Warden, Walter Batchelor,... Powell Thos. Martin of Buckshells and John Allin of Cockhayes in Lindfield
Proved in P.C.C., 18 June, 1788 by Thos. Marten and John Allin two of the surviving Trustees

Probate of the Will of this date of Sarah Hamlin of Lindfield, spinster  SAS-WA/106  22 Feb 1787

Contents:
Devise to Bridget Wheeker of Lindfield spinster, of a copyhold messuage, barn, farm lands and premises in Balcombe in the tenure of Sarah Feldwick holden of the Manor of Keymer
To mother of testatrix Elizabeth Hamlin £20 Small pecuniary legacies to Walter Batchelor of Lindfield, gent, and to John Allin of Lindfield, yeoman, and Samuel Waller of Cuckfield, gent., executors
Residuary devisees and legatees: the said John Allin and Samuel Waller in trust for sale; yearly income to Juliana the wife of Anthony Nott of Little Horsted, clerk, Testator's sister, and on her death the principal given to her children
Proved, 6 Nov., 1788 in P.C.C

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/107  11 Jun 1791

Contents:
Of the Manor of Ditchling of a Surrender by John Jeffery of Cuckfield To the use of Richard Short of Cuckfield, carpenter, of a cottage, croft, orchard, garden and land near Scrase Bridge in Lindfield, who is admitted and surrenders to the use of his Will. Geo. Bankin, steward

Particulars and Conditions of Sale  SAS-WA/108  5 Jun 1793

Contents:
Of two copyhold messuage garden, and croft of land containing 1½ acres called Vinals held of the Manor of Ditchling at Scrace Bridge in Lindfield in the occupation of Thos. Pilven, with contract for the purchase - for £94 - by Richard Short. Wm. Bates, Auctioneer

Manor of Ditchling  SAS-WA/109  1 Jun 1803

Contents:
Court of Henry, Earl and Baron of Abergavenny. Presentment of the death of Richard Short who held the said cottage and premises at Scrase Bridge in Lindfield
And Admission of Elizabeth the wife of John Ede of Cuckfield, carpenter, (late Mary (sic) Short, spinster) only sister of the said Richard Short. Fine 6d. certain
Rd. Jones, steward

Abstract of the Title  SAS-WA/110  1793 - 1803

Contents:
Of John Ede and Elizabeth his wife to a customary cottage and premises at West Common in Lindfield holden of the Manor of Ditchling

Plain Copy of Absolute Surrender out of Court  SAS-WA/111  20 Jan 1817

Contents:
Of the said premises by John Ede and Elizabeth his wife To the use of John Bent of Cuckfield, gent. - for £150 - of the said cottage and of one acre near Scrase Bridge, rent 3d

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/112  13 May 1818

Contents:
Of a Court of Henry, Earl of Abergavenny, of the Admission of John Bent to the said premises
Dan. Rowland, steward

Bill of Costs  SAS-WA/113  23 Sep 1818

Contents:
Of Messrs. Waller & Son against John Bent in connection with the purchase of the said premises, £13 10.8

Plan of land part of Lindfield West Common, 3a.1r.30p  SAS-WA/114  1818

Two letters from Samuel Waller to John Bent  SAS-WA/115  [n.d.]

Admission  SAS-WA/116  2 Jun 1819

Contents:
Of John Bent of Lindfield, esq., to a piece of waste land, part of Lindfield Common containing 3a.1r.30p., yearly rent £1., heriot £1

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/117  2 Jun 1819

Contents:
Of the Manor of Ditchling of a Surrender by George Obbard To the use of George Potter of Cuckfield, yeo., - for £200 - of the cottage and premises formerly Saxby's
And Admission of the said Geo. Potter
Danl. Rowland, steward

Abstract of the Title of George Potter  SAS-WA/118  1743 - 1819

Contents:
To a cottage, orchard and croft of land containing 1 acre in Lindfield and also to a piece of waste land in Lindfield containing 3a.2r.0p. holden of the Manor of Ditchling, comprising the above documents SAS-WA/97-102. and 117 and the Grant by the Lord of the Manor to George Potter of the said piece of waste land on 28 June, 1819

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/119  26 Sep 1823

Contents:
Of a Court of the Manor of Ditchling of the Surrender by George Potter to the use of John Bent - for £200 of the said cottage and premises containing 1 acre and the piece of waste ground containing 3a.2r.0p. in Lindfield
And Admission of the said John Bent (of Oathall in Lindfield)

Manor of Ditchling  SAS-WA/120  31 May 1849

Contents:
At a Court of William, Earl of Abergavenny Admission of Gibbs Francis Bent and John Vincent Hawkins, Executors of John Bent, esq. decd., to Premises of which the said John Bent died seised, as follows, viz
Messuage croft, orchard and garden containing 1 acre near Scrase Bridge in Lindfield, rent 3d
Part of Lindfield Common, 3a.1r.30p, adjoining other premises of the said John Bent
A cottage, orchard and croft of land containing 1 acre in Lindfield formerly Hills and since Tapsells, rent 4d
Another piece of enclosed waste, part of Lindfield West Common, containing 3a.2r. bounding, N.W., to new granted land to Ann Powell Etc. rent £1 6.3
F. Harding Gell, steward

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/121  5 Jun 1873

Contents:
Of the Manor of Ditchling of a Court of William, Earl of Abergavenny, of the Admission of Emily Margaret Anne Bent, spinster, on the death of Gibbs Francis Bent, who survived John Vincent Hawkins, esq. (Trustees of the Will of John Bent decd.) to the said cottage and premises late Tapsells and 1 acre of land, rent 6s.3d. by apportionment, being the residue of a parcel of waste land containing 3a.2r. part of Lindfield West Common. Inigo Gell, steward

Probate of the Will of this date of William Fairhall of Lindfield, innkeeper  SAS-WA/122  17 Sep 1795

Contents:
Devise to wife Mary Fairhall of 2 freehold messuages, gardens and premises lately purchased by the testator of Thomas Brett and others, in Lindfield in the several occupations of the Revd. Henry Berwick and Edmd. Davy And also the copyhold cottage, garden and close called Cooks lately purchased of Henry Blunt, esq. and Mary his wife, held of the Manor of South Malling
Also bequest to said wife of the use for life of all household goods, plate, linen etc. and the profits of all personal estate
And devise and bequest, after the death of the said Mary, of all the said freehold premises and household goods and personal property to Thomas Compton of Lindfield, gent. and Henry Packham of the same place, yeoman, Upon Trust for sale, the proceeds to be divided equally between the testator's sons and daughters, viz; Sarah the wife of John Scrase, Sybil the wife of Thos. Holder and Thomas Fairhall, Wm. Fairhall and Mary the wife of John Whiting, Ann Fairhall, Charity Fairhall, Joseph Fairhall, Emily Fairhall and Elizabeth Fairhall
Executors:- said wife Mary and said Thos. Compton and Henry Packham
Proved, 27 August, 1796, in the Deanery Court of South Malling. Sworn under £300. J. Hoper, dep. regr

Letters of Administration  SAS-WA/123  28 Jan 1841

Contents:
Of the Estare of Richard Stapley Tuppen of Lindfield, surgeon, granted out of the Deanery Court of South Malling to Sarah Tuppen of Lindfield, spinster, the sister of the deceased. George Hoper, dep. regr

Deed of feoffment  SAS-WA/124  11 May 1594

Contents:
By Roger Taylor of Lyndfeild, yeoman, to Francis Uden senr. of Lyndfeild, - for a sum of money already paid - of two parcells of land in Lyndfeild containing 8 acres; one parcel thereof called Brickners als Brickmers bounding to land of Walter West and land in the occupation of Richard Scriven and John Scriven his son, North and to Lyndfeild Common, South; the other parcel called Rectayle lying to land of Wm. Sawyer in the tenure of Thos. Jay, on the W. and E., to the Common, S. and to land of the said Walter West and to land in the tenure of the said Richd. Scriven and John Scriven, N

Bargain and Sale  SAS-WA/125  13 Dec 1595

Contents:
By Francis Uden of Chayley, yeoman, to John Johnson als Garret of Lyndfeild, shoemaker - for £40 - of said two parcels of land described in the foregoing deed
Warranty of title and covenants for quiet enjoyment, free from incumbrances. Signature, Francis Uden, seal gone
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- Richard Morton Steven Martyn

Deed Poll of feoffment  SAS-WA/126  13 Dec 1595

Contents:
Between the same parties of the above mentioned lands and all other lands then lately purchased of Roger Taylor. Signature and witnesses as before

Deed of feoffment  SAS-WA/127  16 Dec 1640

Contents:
By John Michell of Cuckfeild, carpenter, and John Fairhall of Lindfeild, yeoman - for £130 - of four parcels of land called Brickners als Bricknevers in Lindfeild in the possession of John Fairhall and mortgaged to John Michell for £100, bounding to land of Francis West, E., to land of Samuel Blunt, S., to Lindfeild Common, W. and to lands of John Barham, and the said John Fairhall, N
Signatures, John Fairhall, remains of seal, John Michell, seal gone. Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- John Spence, Thomas Dobson (mk)

Deed of feoffment  SAS-WA/128  10 Nov 1663

Contents:
By Francis West senr. of Lindfeild, mercer and John Fairhall to John Mitchell of Cuckfeild, carpenter for £80 to the said Fran. West and £20 to John Fairhall of the lands mentioned in the foregoing deed With Proviso for Redemption on payment of £106 in the manner mentioned in the deed
Signatures of Francis West and John Fayerhall, seals gone. Witnesses:- William Boarde, John Stapley, John Pickering
Payment to be made at the dwellinghouse of John Michell called Sparkes at Cuckfield

Probate of the Will of this date of Sarah Burtenshaw, wife of Richard Burtenshaw of Lindfield, gent  SAS-WA/129  1 Mar 1763

Contents:
Detailed instructions for burial at West Hoathly
Bequest to Elizabeth Hamlin, daughter of Francis Hamlin of East Grinstead, glover, of an Annuity of 40s. for life, payable out of copyhold messuage, farm lands and premises in Horsted Keynes called Hams containing 25 acres And devise of the said premises, subject to and chargeable as stated to god-daughter Sarah Hamlin, youngest daughter of late kinsman Thos. Hamlin, rector of Heaver, Kent, in tail. With contingent devise to Thos. Hamlin, eldest son of said late kinsman, Juliana Hamlin, eldest daughter of said Thos Hamlin decd. successively in tail; ultimate remainder to kinsman John Hamlin of Sunt in Lindfield in fee. Legacies to kinsfolk, Elizabeth, widow of Thos. Hamlin decd., John Hamlin and William Hamlin of Lindfield, Francis Hamlin of Lindfield. Executors: John Hamlin, Wm. Hamlin, Walter Batchelor and Richard Simmonds. With a Codicil dated 13 March, 1770 by which the testatrix devised to her goddaughter Sarah Hamlin in fee a copyhold messuage, barn and 36 acres of land in Lindfield holden of the Manor of Balneth of which by the death of her husband she had become the sole possessor
Proved at Lewes, 26 April, 1773

Probate of the Will of this date of Robert Wood of Lindfield inn holder  SAS-WA/130  8 Jun 1786

Contents:
Bequest to friends George Haynes of Lindfield, malster and Charles Durrant of the same place wheelwright, of all his personal estate and effects in Trust to permit wife Ann to have the use thereof for life, if she should so long remain his widow, with power to her to carry on the business in the house testator then occupied, under the guidance of the Trustees for the better maintenance and education of their 9 children, Ann, Robert, Jane, John, James, Benjamin, Mary, Sarah and Stephen
A legacy of £100 given to wife in case she should marry again. Detailed instructions for the management of the trust and the ultimate division of the fund amongst the children
Executors: the said George Haynes and Chas. Durrant
Proved at Lewes, 15 August, 1787

Manor of Street  SAS-WA/131  24 Jul 1797

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of a court of Mary Lane, widow, Lady of the manor, of the Admission of Thomas Davey junr. of Lindfield, timber merchant, to a customary cottage, garden and premises late Leopards and before Hoaders in Lindfield, rent 6d., on a Surrender by Richard Roser. Heriot 6d
And Surrender by Thos. Davey of the premises to the use of his Will. Chas. Gilbert, steward

Manor of Streat  SAS-WA/132  7 May 1812

Contents:
Copy of absolute Surrender by the said Thomas Davey To the use of John Young of Westminster, scalemaker - for £80 - of the said copyhold cottage, garden and premises in Lindfield, rent 6d., by the acceptance of John Shirley and Thomas Ockenden, two other customary tenants of the manor

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/133  19 Sep 1814

Contents:
Of the Manor of Street of a court of Mary Lane, of the Admission of the said John Young to the said messuage garden and premises on the above Surrender by Thomas Davey

Manor of Streat  SAS-WA/134  13 Nov 1844

Contents:
Receipted Account of Court fees on the presentment of the death of John Young and grant of the premises to Walter Wheeler. £5 1s.2d

Probate of the Will of this date of Joseph Muggridge of Lindfield, yeoman  SAS-WA/135  11 Mar 1802

Contents:
To be buried in the churchyard of Lindfield
Legacies:- to sister Mary Moore of Horsham, widow, £5.; to niece Sarah Moore, daughter of said Mary, £40; to niece Mildred wife of (blank) Jenden of Horsham, collar maker, another daughter of the said Mary £30. To Mary Stanthorpe, wife of (blank) Loxley, daughter of testator's late niece Eliz. Moore, £30; to Ann, wife of John Smith of Lindfield, yeoman, daughter of William Fairhall decd. and Mary his wife; to Eliz. Fairhall another daughter of the said William and Mary. Also to Ann Haynes, Mary Haynes and William Haynes; to Charity, wife of George Haynes of Lindfield, Malster; Residuary legatee: nephew Richard Muggeridge of Sutton, Surrey, carpenter
Executors: said nephew Richard, Geo. Haynes and Samuel Waller
Proved 27 April, 1803 in the Prerogative Court for the Deanery of South Malling. And Copy of the Will

Probate of the Will of this date of Peter Peirce of Lindfield, farrier  SAS-WA/136  13 Sep 1834

Contents:
Devise and Appointment of all his messuages, lands and hereditaments in Lindfield and all other his real estate to his wife Sally for life and at her death to Samuel Waller of Cuckfield, gent. and John Harland of Lindfield, shopkeeper, in Trust to sell the same and divide the proceeds equally between testator's sons, Robert, Stephen, Thomas John George and Henry And daughters, Sarah the wife of John Parker, Lucy the wife of John Stevens, Mary the wife of Webb Bennett and Elizabeth Peirce
Residuary legatee and Executrix, said wife Sally Peirce
Proved in the Deanery Court of South Malling, 30 May, 1843

Agreement  SAS-WA/137  12 Oct 1840

Contents:
Between Esther Bannister of Steyning, spinster, and Edward Worsfold of Lindfield, farmer, Whereby the said Esther agreed to let to the said Edwa-rd the messuage or tenement with the cottages, barns, stables buildings, farm and lands in Lindfield called Wickham Farm or part of Wickham Farm containing 120 acres, late in the occupation of Richard Moase and then of the said Edw. Worsfold, reserving the 30 acres of woodland called Highgrove. Term, one year and so on from year to year, if Eliz. Ann Monterio of Kensington, widow, should so long live; yearly rent £45. Usual farm covenants. Signatures of both parties
Witness:- James Rogers

Agreement  SAS-WA/138  17 Dec 1853

Contents:
For the letting by Edward John Compton of Lindfield, gent., to Mary Wood of Lindfield, widow, of the messuage or tenement, stable, garden and premises in the town of Lindfield called Prings then lately in the occupation of Mary Peygon
Term, one year and so on from year to year; Yearly rent £25. Signatures of both parties. Witness:- S. Waller

Lease  SAS-WA/139  30 Aug 1861

Contents:
By John Bubb of Whitehall Place, Middlesex, to Harry Treacher of Brighton, bookseller and stationer, of a messuage, tenement or dwellinghouse, garden, outbuildings and paddock at or near Scrase Bridge in Lindfield. Term, 10 years, determinable by notice. Yearly rent £26. Signatures of both parties and seals. Witnesses:- Frederick John Bubb, Edward Waugh

Lease  SAS-WA/140  16 Dec 1864

Contents:
By Edward John Compton of Lindfield, gent. to Felix Mitchell of Lindfield, grocer, of a messuage, dwellinghouse, shop, cottages, garden and buildings in Lindfield, then in the occupation of the said Mitchell. Term, 21 years; yearly rent, £52.10s. Signatures and seals

Deed of Covenant  SAS-WA/141  26 Nov 1866

Contents:
By James Martin of Milton House in Lindfield, and of Brighton, gent. with Turner Comber of Lindfield, butcher, for production of title deeds named in Schedule which relate to the property besides a field called Wellfield in Lindfield containing 3a.3r.16p. bounded E. by land called East Mascalls which field was conveyed to the said Turner Combe by John Porter and others

Agreement  SAS-WA/142  10 Nov [...] 1858

Contents:
Between Kate Ward Slarks of Lindfield, widow, and George Catt of lindfield, gent. for the letting to the said George Catt of a cottage and garden in Lindfield in Portsmouth Lane, late in the occupation of George Ransley. Term, 3 years; yearly rent £10. Signatures of both parties

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-WA/143  26 Jan 1879

Contents:
By George Stroud of Burgess Hill, gent. to William Edward Kimber of Lindfield, tailor, of a messuage or dwellinghouse and shop and premises being No.4, Albert Terrace in Lindfield, with the outhouses and yard belonging
Signature, W. E. Kimber and seal

Lease  SAS-WA/144  1879

Contents:
By George Stroud to A. G. Wearn of a messuage, being No.1, Albert Terrace in Lindfield, with the outbuildings and yard belonging. Signature, George Stroud

Schedule of Landlord's fixtures at Backwoods in Lindfield  SAS-WA/145  27 Apr 1900

Contents:
Signature, Rose Dunn Gardner

Reconveyance  SAS-WA/146  1 Aug 1899

Contents:
By Edward Waugh of Haywards Heath, gent., and Thomas Edward Compton of Teignmouth, Devon, Major in the Northampton Regiment, to George Masters of Lindfield, valuer, supplemental to a Mortgage of 31 Dec., 1898 for securing payment to the said Edw. Waugh and Thos. Edw. Compton of £1200, Whereby, the Mortgagees being satisfied that the other premises included in the Mortgage were a sufficient security, reconveyed to George Masters a piece of freehold meadow land called Home Field in the rear of premises called Nash House in Linfield; with reference to a plan upon the deed. Signatures of Mortgagees and seals

CUCKFIELD  [no ref. or date]

Deed of feoffment  SAS-WA/147  24 Apr 1595

Contents:
By Thomas Joyner of Cuckfield, yeoman, to John Martyn of Cuckfelde, weaver - for £60 - of a messuage, barn and shop, with an orchard, hempeyard and 2 crofts of land adjoining, containing 4 acres, parcel of the land of the said Thomas Joyner called Gubride in Cuckfelde abutting to the Common called Hayewards Hothe, W., to land of the said Thos. Joyner, N. & E. and to land called Petland and Goldingsfield, S., the premises being then in the tenure of the said John Martyn
Signature, Thomas Joyner, seal gone
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- John Johnson, Jno. Washer, and Thos. Joyner junr

Deed of feoffment  SAS-WA/148  20 Dec 1630

Contents:
By John Knight Wright junr. of Cuckfeild, butterman, and Ann his wife and Thomas Hardam of Cuckfeild, yeo., to Thomas Comber of Lyndfeild, shoemaker, - for £75 - of a messuage or tenement, barn, malthouse, orchard and garden containing 4 acres in Cuckfield in the tenure of the said Jno. Wright and Thos. Hardam, bounding upon Haywards Heath, W., lands of Jno. Warden called Potland, E. and lands late of Thomas Newnam's, N. & South. Signature, John Wright and marks of Ann and Thos. Hardam
Witnesses to deed and livery of seisin:- James Smyth, John Hurst, John Smyth, John Udden, Jonathan Batcheler (mk)

Bond  SAS-WA/148A  20 Dec 1630

Contents:
By John Wright junr. to Thomas Cumber in £140 for performance of covenants in deed of even date

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/149  30 Aug 1723

Contents:
By Richard Barham of Lindfeild, gent., and Robert Chatfeild of Cuckfeild, timber maerchant, to Walter Burrell of Lindfeild, gent., of the messuage or tenement and farm called Bridgers and 2 watermills called Bridgers in Cuckfeild containing in the whole 30 acres. Signatures of lessors and seals
Witnesses:- Mary Barham, Mary Packham, Edw. Virgoe

Release in fee  SAS-WA/150  31 Aug 1723

Contents:
By Alexander Bridges of Newick, innholder, (1), the said Richard Barham and Robert Chatfeild (2) to the said Walter Burrell - for £380 paid by Walter Burrell to Alexr, Bridges of the said farm and watermills described in Lease for a year; which premises were (among other lands) conveyed by Alexr. Bridges to Richd. Barham and Robert Chatfeild upon trust by deed of 20 June, 1715

Probate of the Will of this date of Anne Burt of Cockfield widow  SAS-WA/151  26 May 1730

Contents:
Bequest of certain rents which the testatrix was to receive for five years from a messuage and Smith's forge in Cockfield in the occupation of John Walker, William Stone and Thomas Jenner, in discharge of a Mortgage thereon, to John Stapley of Hicksted in Twineham, gent. and Richard Burt of Cockfield, tanner, Upon Trust that they should pay the said rents during the 5 years to the testatrix's daughter Rose for her sole use exclusive of her husband Jacob Stone
Executors:- the said John Stapley and Richard Burt
In the disposal of various sums of money, there are mentioned: the Daughter of testatrix, Jane deceased; grandaughter Anne Crunden and grandsons, Edward Crunden and Walter Crunden
With a Codicil of 13 Dec., 1732 of no importance

Probate of the Will of this date of Edward Stanbridge of Cuckfield, carpenter  SAS-WA/152  3 Jun 1733

Contents:
Devise of a customary messuage or tenement and backsidein the tenure of testator in Cuckfield, and a customary barn and yard in Brighthelmstone to wife Jane for life and at her death to son Thomas in trust for sale, the proceeds to be divided equally between the testator's six children, the said Thomas, Elizabeth, Sarah, Jane, Mary and Henry
Bequest to grandson Edward Stanbridge, son of testator's son Edward decd., of all his carpenter's tools and appliances
Household goods and personal estate given to wife for life and at her death to be divided equally between the said six children. Executor: the said son Thomas
With a Codicil referring to daughter Elizabeth being dead
Proved at Lewes, 18 Nov., 1738

Probate of the Will of this date of John Batchelor of Cickfield, yeoman  SAS-WA/153  21 Jan 1753

Contents:
Bequest to wife of household goods &c. for life. To John Batchelor, son of brother William, £5. To nephew William Batchelor, son of brother William 2 houses, barn, lands & hereditaments lying near Ansty Cross in Cuckfield
Residuary legatee and executor, nephew William Batchelor he to pay to testator's widow £4 yearly for life
Proved at Lewes, 4 May, 1753

Acknowledgment  SAS-WA/154  19 Sep 1753

Contents:
By Dorothy Batchelor, widow and relict of John Batchelor decd. of receipt of £100 paid by William Batchelor (by Mr. Walker's Bond) in discharge of her marriage bond, and also a note to pay her yearly for life 35s as interest on the residue of personal estate. Mark of Dorothy Batchelor
Witness:- F. Warden

Probate of the Will of Richard Stedman of Cuckfield, yeo  SAS-WA/155  3 Jul 1769

Contents:
Devise of freehold messuage or tenement, farm and lands called Northlands in Cuckfield in his own occupation to wife Mary for life and after her death to testator's sister Ann, wife of Will. Marshall of Smallfield in Burstow, Surrey, wheelwright, for life remainder to her son Richard. Devise to child of which wife was enceint of a copyhold messuage, garden and orchard at Staplefield in Cuckfield (otherwise Tibbalds Heath) in occupation of Richard Penfold. Executrix and residuary legatee said wife Mary
Proved at Lewes, 30 May, 1780

Probate of the Will of this date of Frances Leppard, of Cuckfield, widow  SAS-WA/156  30 Jul 1783

Contents:
Devise of freehold messuage or tenement in which testatrix was dwelling in Cuckfield, purchased of Richard Dungate and Thos. Huett Dungate and Mary his wife, to daughter Frances Leppard. To daughter Mary, wife of John Dancey of Cuckfield farmer, specific items of furniture, and to Jane, wife of Edward Willett of Ditchling, husbandman, and to daughter Frances all the residue of household goods. Executors: son-in-law John Dancey. Proved at Lewes, 2 Dec., 1789

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/157  13 Nov 1787

Contents:
Of the Manor of Cuckfield of a Court Baron of Henry, Earl of Abergavenny and Francis Sergison, lords of the manor of the Admission of Mary Holcombe, widow & relict of William Holcombe decd., to a customary messuage and buildings in Cuckfield town called Beards. Fine 6d. certain and heriot 6d. certain. Geo. Bankin, deputy steward

Probate of the Will of William Coppard of Cuckfield, yeoman  SAS-WA/158  9 Apr 1801

Contents:
Devise to James Cooke of Bolmore in Cuckfield, gent. and Thomas Kennard of the same place, yeoman, of a freehold messuage or tenement and garden in Horsham in the occupation of Sarah Fillery and a customary or copyhold messuage, barn and 3 acres of land on Haywards Heath in Keymer called Pennis Cottage holden of the Manor of Keymer in the occupation of Edmund Marchant And also bequest of all household goods To hold in Trust for sale and to invest the proceeds for the benefit of wife Mary for life, with remainder to his daughter Mary Burtenshaw
Executors: the said James Cooke and Thos. Kennard
Proved at Lewes, 2 June, 1804

Inventory and Appraisement  SAS-WA/159  11 May 1804

Contents:
Of the goods and effects of the said William Coppard decd. at Butlers Green, by Bates and Tester. Outdoors £910. Indoors, £140 12s., with Account of the whole estate. Signature, Thos. Kennard

Agreement  SAS-WA/160  11 Aug 1804

Contents:
By John Jeffery with James Cooke and Thomas Kennard, Trustees of William Coppard late of Butlers Green in Cockfield, whereby the said John Jeffery agreed to give £240 for the house and land called Pennys Cottage in the occupation of Edmund Marchant. Signatures of all parties
Witness:- George Taylor

Thomas Kennards account with Mr. & Mrs. Coppard  SAS-WA/161  1802 - 1805

Contents:
Comprising on the Debtor side £623 14.7. and payments £365 4s
Also Thomas Brigden's Account for goods supplied

Thomas Cooke's Account with Mr. and Mrs. Coppard  SAS-WA/162  1797 - 1805

Probate of the Will of this date of John Burt of Cuckfield, carpenter  SAS-WA/163  8 May 1804

Contents:
Devise to Joseph Potter of Cuckfield, yeoman, and Isaac Leney of the same place, cordwainer, of a customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, lands and premises in Cuckfield holden of the Manor of Cuckfield called Goldings otherwise Goldsmiths, which had been duly surrendered to the use of testator's Will, To hold in Trust for sale, the interest on the proceeds to be paid to wife Mary for life and after her death the principal to be paid to her eldest son William and her daughter Mary
Also devise to said wife of testator's customary messuage at Whitemans Green in Cuckfield for life with remainder to her children. Proved at Lewes, 2 Oct., 1804

Receipted Bill of Costs  SAS-WA/164  5 Feb 1805

Contents:
Of Samuel Waller against Joseph Potter and Isaac Leney, devisees in trust under the Will of John Burt decd. in connection with the sale of a customary messuage and lands at Brook street to Mr. Wildman

Probate of the Will of this date of James Hobden of Cuckfield yeoman  SAS-WA/165  26 Aug 1807

Contents:
Direction that many debts owed to him by his son James and son-in-law Charles Ayres, blacksmith, be cancelled Direction to executors to sell his copyhold messuage, barn, buildings, farm and lands in Cuckfield called Haslings or Haselings in the occupation of son James and holden of the Manor of Cuckfield, and also his copyhold messuage, land and premises at Bolney called North Gravelys in the occupation of son John, holden of the Manor of Ditchling Garden
Legacy to daughter Sarah, wife of Charles Ayres of £250. To grandson James Ayres £200, with contingent gift over to grandson Charles Ayres. To grandson Henry Hobden son of son Thomas Hobden decd., £25
The interest on the proceeds of sale of copyholds to be paid to daughter Sarah for life and upon her death the principal to be divided among all the children of the said Sarah, except the said James Ayres, and Charles if the contingent legacy should come to him
Executors: son James and Jacob Caffin of Cuckfield, miller
Proved at Lewes, 12 Dec., 1807

Lease  SAS-WA/166  31 Dec 1808

Contents:
By Thomas Cecil Grainger of Bridge House in Cuckfield esq., with the consent of Warden Sergison of Cuckfield Place, Cuckfield, esq., to George Webber of Cuckfield, shopkeeper, and mealman, of a customary tenement and lands called Stroods containing 7 acres at Whitemans Green in Cuckfield. Term, 14 years; yearly rent, £37. Signatures, Thos. Cecil Grainger and Warden Sergison, and seals

Probate of the Will of this date of James Burtenshaw of Cuckfield, yeoman  SAS-WA/167  18 Jun 1810

Contents:
Devise to sons Thomas Burtenshaw and Henry Burtenshaw and friend Samuel Waller of Cuckfield, gent., of The testator's half part of the tithes of corn and grain called the East portion, arising out of several farms and lands in Cuckfield bounded from the way leading from Ansty Cross to Ansty House and from thence to the water fall coming out of the late Park of Cuckfield on the North and to the brook coming from the said waterfall to Mitchells Bridge as the highway leads to Ansty Cross on the West part To hold upon Trust to sell the said tithes and also the customary or copyhold messuage, barn, farm and lands containing 40 acres in Cuckfield called Lower Ridges in the testator's own occupation and holden of the Manor of Cuckfield And also the copyhold messuage, barn, lands and premises containing 70 acres in Cuckfield called Upper Moonhill, holden of the Manor of Pangdeane. The said farms to be first offered to his sons successively as directed
The residue of estate given in 12 parts, to sons Richard Henry, Thomas, and William and daughters Jenny, wife of James Hemsley, of Streat, Sussex, yeoman, Ann, wife of Chas. Burtenshaw of Street, labourer, Sarah, wife of Henry Packham of Cuckfield, labourer, Mary Burtenshaw, Elizabeth Burtenshaw, and Lydia, wife of Charles Packham of Hurstpierpoint, miller
Executors: Henry Burtenshaw, Thomas Burtenshaw and Samuel Waller. Witnesses:- Jno. C. Waller, Wm. Morfee, James Aynscombe. Proved at Lewes, 23 March, 1811

Probate of the Will of this date of John MacGeorge of Cuckfield, shopkeeper  SAS-WA/168  17 Mar 1813

Contents:
Devise to wife Ann MacGeorge for life of his freehold messuage, cottage, outhouses, garden and premises in Cuckfield in the tenure of Edward Bechely, Isaac Leney and Richard Cooke. Devise, after death of wife of said premises to son John Mac George and Charles Jenner of Cuckfield, butcher, in trust for sale, the proceeds to be equally divided between said son John, son Thomas, daughter Ann, wife of Thos. Evershed of Horsham, tallow chandler, and son-in-law Samuel Mitchell
Also devise to said Samuel Mitchell the lease of the messuage divided into two tenements and of two fields of meadow called Bullsfields in Cuckfield granted to testator by the late Ann Sergison for 21 years from 1805. Residuary estate after death of wife to be dealt with in similar way
Proved at Lewes, 20 Oct., 1813

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/169  31 May 1814

Contents:
Of the Manor of Cuckfield of the Admission of Charles Packham on Surrender by Henry Brigden - for £105 - of two tenements or dwellinghouses formerly a butcher's shop, and a parcel of land belonging at Ansty Cross in Cuckfield, adjoining to a customary tenement late of Philip Knowles and then of Jacob Caffyn, the premises being formerly a parcel of the waste, rent 3d. Chas. Medwin, steward

Letters of Administration  SAS-WA/170  20 May 1814

Contents:
Of the effects of Martha Wood, widow, late of Cuckfield granted out of the P.C.C. to James Wood, son of the deceased

Probate of the Will of this date of Richard Unwins of Cuckfield, yeoman  SAS-WA/171  11 Jul 1814

Contents:
Devise to eldest son William Unwins in fee of a freehold messuage, farm and lands called Misbrooks in Cuckfield, with all the tithes of corn and grain arising therefrom, charged with the payment of £300 apiece to testator's four children, Elizabeth, wife of Thos. Snashall, Richard Unwins, Sarah, wife of Obadiah Hobbs and Martha, wife of James Feist
Residuary legatees: testator's five children
Executors: said son William and Joseph Potter of Cuckfield, yeoman
Proved in P.C.C., 30 Oct., 1818

Probate of the Will of this date of Thomas Chatfield of Cuckfield, farmer  SAS-WA/172  26 Feb 1822

Contents:
Legacies: to son Hezekiah Chatfield £5. and to granddaughter Jane Tusler £5
Executors: Charles Comber of Lindfield, farmer and Thomas Knight of Wivelsfield, blacksmith, and bequest to them of all the residue of estate in trust for sale and payment of debts and division of the proceeds between testator's two sons, Thomas Chatfield and James Chatfield, unless the executors should think proper to continue the said sons in the farm
Proved at Lewes, 29 March, 1823

Draft of Lease  SAS-WA/173  1824

Contents:
By John Chatfield of Brighthelmston, esq. to Faulkner Best of Cuckfield, gent., with licence of the lords of the Manor of Cuckfield, of which manor part of the premises were held, of: the messuage barns and lands, theretofore computed to contain 192 acres but by admeasurement 220a.2r.25p. called Sidney Farm, late in the occupation of Joseph Dancy and William Dancy and then of the said Faulkner Best

Agreement for a Lease  SAS-WA/174  31 Dec 1825

Contents:
By Benjamin Beale of Cuckfield, shopkeeper, to Peter Potter of the same place, of a messuage, garden and premises in Cuckfield called Arsenham Garden
And also of the messuage, cottage and premises in the Church Street of Cuckfield in the occupation of James Hobbs and Mary Hammond, part thereof being copyhold. term, 14 years; rent, £60
Signatures of both parties

Licence by the Lords of the Manor of Cuckfield to the said Benjamin Beale to demise the premises  SAS-WA/175  20 Jan 1825

Lease in accordance with the above Agreement and Licence, (SAS-WA/174, 175)  SAS-WA/176  30 Jan 1826

Probate of the Will of this date of John Wileman of Cuckfield Farmer  SAS-WA/177  30 Dec 1825

Contents:
Devise to youngest son John Wileman of the freehold messuage or tenement and premises in Cuckfield called Langridges, which the testator purchased of John Davey, and all the testator's customary messuage, tanyard, farm and lands in Cuckfield called Lanners or Bedle Lands And customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, farm and lands called Brookhouse and Lockyers And a customary or copyhold messuage, lands and premises in Cuckfield called Goldings, purchased by testator of the devisees of John Burt decd
All the said premises being held of the Manor of Cuckfield and surrendered to the use of testator's Will and charged by him with the payment of £3000 to Joseph Nash denr. of Flanchford in Buckland, Surrey, yeoman, and Robert Wood of Kenwards in Lindfield, yeoman, two of the executors thereinafter named
Also bequest to said son John Wileman of all household goods, furniture, plate etc. for his own use and benefit
To daughters Mary Wileman and Elizabeth Wileman of £50 apiece And to the said Joseph Nash and Robert Wood the said sum of £3000 charged as aforesaid, and all stock in trade as a tanner, live and dead farming stock and other personal estate
The £3000 charged on the freehold and copyhold estate to be divided into 7 shares, the following being named among the recipients viz. son Thos. Wileman, son Stephen Wileman, son John Wileman, daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, son-in-law Michael Burtenshaw of Cuckfield, surgeon, during his life for maintenance of self and granddaughters Jane, Anne and Eliza Burtenshaw, children of the testator's daughter Ann decd. and the said Michael. Of one other 7th part, the dividends to be paid to daughter Martha the wife of John Earl of Kingston on Thames, malster
Proved in P.C.C., 23 May, 1827

Lease  SAS-WA/178  26 Feb 1827

Contents:
By James Wood of Hicksted in Twineham, esq., and Harry Bull of Lewes, gent., to William Robert Batchelor of Slaugham inn keeper, of a messuage or tenement with stables, outbuildings and premises belonging called the Red Lion at Handcross in the parish of Slaugham And also several enclosures of land containing 24 acres to the said messuage belonging in the occupation of the said Batchelor. Term, one year and so on from year to year; yearly rent, £120. Signatures of both parties and seals

Lease  SAS-WA/179  24 Jul 1827

Contents:
By Peter Potter of Cuckfield, draper, to John Haselgrove of the same place, tailor, and Jane his wife of a messuage and garden in the Church Street in Cuckfield, reserving to the said Peter Potter the sitting room on the S. side of the Entrance Hall and other specific accommodation. Term: 99 years, if the said lesees or either of them should so long live
Signatures of all parties and seals

Agreement  SAS-WA/180  20 Nov 1828

Contents:
Between Benjamin Beal of Cuckfield, yeoman, and Thomas Burtenshaw of Cuckfield, farmer, and Richard Charles Elcom of St. Pancras, Middlesex, gent. for the letting to the said Thos Burtenshaw and Richd. Chas. Elcom of a messuage lands and premises called Upper Moon Hill in Cuckfield containing 67 acres
Term, one year and so on from year to year; yearly rent £50. Signatures of all parties

HAYWARDS HEATH  [no ref. or date]

Deed of feoffment by Edward Cooper of Henfield, carpenter, and Mary his wife, John Costidell of Woodmancote, yeoman, and Joan his wife and Simon A Burrowe of Ashurst, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife, the said Mary, Joan and Elizabeth being three of the daughters and coheirs of John Martin of Cuckfield, weaver, decd., to John Wright of Cuckfield, butterman, - for £43 - of their three parts of and in a messuage or tenement with barn, garden, orchard and malthouse and 4 acres of land in Cuckfield, abutting on Haywards Heath Common, W., lands of John Warden, E. and lands late of Thos. Newneham, N. and S. Marks of all parties and seals. (See SAS-WA/148.)  SAS-WA/181  1 Jun 1630

Lease  SAS-WA/182  21 Feb 1862

Contents:
By George Head of Brighton, builder, to Susanna Neale and Cordelia Neale, both of Horsham, spinsters, of the messuage or tenement with garden and outbuildings called Clyde House at Haywards Heath in Cuckfield. Term, 7 years; yearly rent, £45. Signatures of all, parties and seals

Lease  SAS-WA/183  28 Sep 1865

Contents:
By Alfred Curtis of Cuckfield farmer, (owner in fee of the premises), with the consent of James Singer Turner of Seaford, gent. and Edward John Compton of Lindfield, gent. (mortgagee of the premises) to Henry James Green of Cuckfield, grocer and draper, of a messuage or dwellinghouse with shop, garden, warehouse and outbuildings at Haywards Heath in Cuckfield. Term, 14 years; yearly rent, £60. Signatures of all parties and seals

Lease  SAS-WA/184  29 Jan 1876

Contents:
By Emily Jane Bent of Kensington, widow, to Cecilia Mackensie Blake of Redhill, Surrey, widow, of a messuage and premises called Pellands at Haywards Heath in Cuckfield
Term, 21 years; yearly rent, £80. Signatures of both parties and seals

Agreement  SAS-WA/185  5 Oct 1877

Contents:
For the sale by Harry Treacher of Haywards Heath to Samuel Cooper of the same place, gent. - for £940 - of a piece of freehold ground at Haywards Heath, bounding to the Lindfield road, E., land of said S. Cooper, and the Rev. Robt. Edw. Wyatt, S. and the proposed road.? and containing 2½ acres

Agreement  SAS-WA/186  30 Oct 1882

Contents:
For the sale by Samuel Cooper of Fair Lawn in Haywards Heath, gent. to Samuel Butler of Hollywood in Haywards Heath, wine merchant, - for £1800 - of a piece of ground at Haward Heath, the position being delineated on the plan attached to the Agreement, and the dwellinghouse and buildings erected thereon called Hollywood and then recently called Clarence House

Lease  SAS-WA/187  1884

Contents:
By John Williams Thomson of Perrymount Road in Haywards Heath, florist to Henry Brown of Haywards Heath of a piece of ground at Haywards Heath containing 1a.9p., together with the dwellinghouse erected thereon. Term, 21 years; rent £70
Signature of lessor and seal

Counterpart of the foregoing Lease with signature of the lessee and seal  SAS-WA/188  1884

Mortgage  SAS-WA/189  30 Jun 1892

Contents:
By the Revd. John Milner of St. Quintins Avenue, co. Middlesex, to Emma Mary Byass and Julia Byass both of Cuckfield, spinsters, and Edward Waugh of Haywards Heath, gent. - for £2000 - of the freehold messuage or dwellinghouse called Buckhurst, with stabling, outbuildings, cottages, garden and 15 acres of land at Haywards Heath in Cuckfield
Signature, John Milner, and seal
With endorsed Reconveyance dated 18 Sept., 1896, of the said premises, the mortgage money having been paid

Abstract of Title  SAS-WA/190  1867 - 1895

Contents:
To freehold premises in Haywards Heath beginning with a deed of 15 June, 1867 between James Chapman of Pauls Cray Hill, Kent, esq. and the Rev. William Thos. Sergison of Slaugham, Sussex, clerk, (1), Warden Geo. Sergison of Cuckfield Park, esq. (2), Warden Sergison of the same place, a Captain in the 4th Hussars Regt. who was the only son of W.G. Sergison (3) Ralph Ricardo and James Boyle Smith (4) and James Oldham of Brighton, surgeon (5), being a conveyance to the said Oldham of freehold land near Haywards Heath, part of a farm called Wigperry or Wickperry Farm. The later deeds refer to premises described as Lucastes Farm, Lucastes and Summerfield

Mortgage  SAS-WA/191  15 Oct 1895

Contents:
By Edward Waugh to Thomas Astley Maberly of Cuckfield, esq., - for £1500 - of a freehold dwellinghouse and offices, with gardens and premises on the E. side of Bultro Rd. at Haywards Heath and also a piece of land immediately adjoining on the N. side of the premises

Lease  SAS-WA/192  1 Jan 1898

Contents:
By Arthur Richard Pannett of Haywards Heath, architect, and John Edward Piper of the same place, grocer, to Arthur John Alwen of Haywards Heath, butcher, of a messuage or dwellinghouse and butchers shop in Stamford Place at Haywards Heath, with the stables, slaughter house and outbuildings. Term, 21 years; rent, £45. With endorsed Surrender of the Lease, 8 April, 1806

Counterpart of the foregoing Lease with signature of the lessee  SAS-WA/193  1 Jan 1898

Lease  SAS-WA/194  4 Jul 1899

Contents:
By George Nicholls of Haywards Heath, farm bailiff, Annie Jane Nicholls of the same place, spinster, and William Thomas Nicholls of the same place to Frank James Agate of Haywards Heath, ironmonger, of 2 messuages or cottages known as Milton Cottages in Milton Road at Haywards Heath and a piece of land on the opposite side of Milton Road, with plan of the premises. Counterpart with signature of lessee, and seal
Term, 21 years; yearly rent, £31

HORLEY, Surrey  [no ref. or date]

A fragment with date cut off  SAS-WA/195  nd

Contents:
Release in fee (following Lease for a year) by way of Settlement, by Henry Shove of Horley, Surrey, and John Shove to Henry Shove of Nutfield, Surrey, and Joseph Flint - in consideration of an intended marriage between Henry Shove of Horley and Mary Flint... and of £500 as the marriage portion of the said Mary - of a close of land called Chance Mead containing 5 acres in Horley, lying to customary lands of the said Henry Shove of Horley and John Shove called Salfords, W., land of Thos. Miller, S., land called Deane lane, E. To hold upon the trusts declared. Signatures gone

Counterpart of Deed of feoffment  SAS-WA/196  14 Dec 1638

Contents:
By Robert Woodman of Savors in Horley, yeoman, Alice his wife and Henry Bonnicke of the same place, yeoman, to Thomas Andrews senr. citizen and... of London - for £70 - of a close of land called Beechfeild then lately divided into two parcels containing together 16 acres in Horley bounding to the highway from Horley Heath to Earlswood, E., to lands late of Richard Bonnicke of Horley decd., S. and to other lands of the said Robert Woodman called Streeters, W. and the way leading from D... Crosse to Shalford Bridge, N
Signature, Thos. Andrewes, seal gone
Witnesses:- Nathaniel Andrewes, Laur. Maydwell

Deed  SAS-WA/197  19 Jan 1708

Contents:
Between Thomas Cotton of Cotton Hall in Chester, esq., and Anne his wife of the one part and John Dibble junr. of Appinger (sic) co. Surrey, gent. of the other part- for £150 - to lead the use of a Fine to the said John Dibble of 2 closes of arable and pasture lands containing 20 acres called Streathouse Closes in Horley, Surrey. Signature, T. Cotton & seal

Deed (mutilated)  SAS-WA/198  4 Nov 1719

Contents:
Between Thomas Cotton late of Cotton Hall, Cheshire, and then of Cullington in Cambs., esq. and Anne his wife, the daughter of Thomas Andrewes, who was the brother of... Andrewes decd. of the one part and Jane Dibble of Croydon, Surrey, spinster sister of John Dibble junr. late of Appneger, Surrey, gent. decd. of the other part to lead the use of a Fine to the said Jane Dibble of 2 closes of arable and pasture land containing 20 acres called Streathouse Closes in Horley in the occupation of Henry Shove; a Fine agreed upon between the parties in consideration of £120 paid by the said John Dibble, never having been levied

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/199  4 Aug 1758

Contents:
By John Shove of Horley, yeoman, late of Hathersham in Nutfield, Surrey, to Alexander Rose of Godstone. Surrey, yeoman, of:- The said 2 closes called Streathouse Closes otherwise Beechfields
Also a close of meadow land called Shovelands containing 10 acres at Salfords Bridge
And a close of meadow called Chance Mead containing 5 acres All in Horley in the occupation of John Shove junr. of Salfords

Release in fee  SAS-WA/200  15 Apr 1765

Contents:
By John Shove of Hathersham in Nutfield, yeoman, eldest son and heir of John Shove late of Horley and formerly of Hathersham decd., and Sarah, wife of the said John Shove junr. to Richard Rose of Godstone, edge tool maker, eldest son and heir and executor of the Will of Alexander Rose late of Godstone, yeoman decd
Reciting Mortgage in fee by John Shove the father to the said Alexander Rose dated 4 & 5 August 1758 and a Further Charge upon which £300 being due and owing, the said Alexander recovered possession of the premises
By the present deed - in consideration of £374 2s.9d. due for principal and interest and a further sum of £100 5s.3d. making together £474 8s. - the said John Shove released and ratified to the said Richard Rose in his actual possession the lands described in Lease for a year of 4 Aug. 1758 (SAS-WA/199)
Signature, John Shore and mark of Sarah

Fine  SAS-WA/201  1765

Contents:
Between Richard Rose, plaintiff, and John Shove and Sarah his wife, deforciants, of 30 ac. of land, 20 ac. of meadow, 20 ac. of pasture and common of pasture for all manner of cattle in Horley, which premises the said John and Sarah remised and quitclaimed to the said Richard Rose. Consideration money, £100. Easter term, 5 Geo. III

Lease for a year  SAS-WA/202  19 Apr 1786

Contents:
By William Bryant of Southwark, Surrey, gent., and Charles Harrison of the same place, gent. to William Clifford of West Heathley, Sussex (sic), timber merchant, of the said closes of land called Streathouse Closes otherwise Beechfields; the close called Shovelands at Salfords Bridge and the close called Chance Mead; all in Horley in the occupation of Stephen Allen. Signatures of lessors and seals

Release in fee  SAS-WA/203  20 Apr 1786

Contents:
Between the said parties Reciting (among other things that in pursuance of agreement dated 26 Feb., 1778 between Richard Rose of Horley, yeoman, and Jane Rose, daughter of the said Richard of the one part and Stephen Allen of Carshalton, Surrey, mealman - in consideration of an intended marriage between the said Stephen allen and Jane Rose - the said Richard Rose had surrendered to the said Stephen Allen a piece of copyhold land called Week Mead containing 3 acres in Horley and in the Manor of Reigate, Surrey, bounding to the River, N. and also a small piece of copyhold ground in the said parish and manor lying opposite to the before mentioned piece and bounding to the said River, South and to the high road or waste ground a adjoining to the said high road, W
And also reciting that the said Wm. Clifford had agreed with wm. Bryant for the absolute purchase of the said premises
By the present deed the said William Bryant conveyed to Wm. Clifford - for £1200 - the premises described in the Lease for a year (SAS-WA/202)

Lease for a year (not executed)  SAS-WA/204  1 Jul 1805

Contents:
By Richard Rose and Elizabeth his wife to Stephen Brooke of Bexhill, Sussex, gent. of the said 2 closes called Streethouse Closes, the close called Shovelands and the close called Chance Mead, then or late in the occupation of Stephen Allen, in Horley

Release in fee (decayed)  SAS-WA/205  2 Jul 1805

Contents:
By the said Richard Rose and Elizabeth his wife (1), William Bryant late of Staples Inn, London, gent., but then of Ryegate, Surrey (2), Thomas Fulcher of West Hoathly Hill, Sussex, gent. and Harriet his wife and John Litherland of Bolnhurst, co. Bedford, yeoman, and Sarah Clifford his wife to Stephen Brooke of Bexhill, Sussex, gent. (3)
Reciting Will of William Clifford dated 11 Sept., 1794 with devise of residuary real estate in fourth parts to his son William Clifford, daughter Mary Ward, grandson William Ward on attaining 22 years and grandson John Clifford Reynolds at 22 years, and death of Em. Clifford (the father) on 8 March, 1798
And reciting that William Clifford the son by his Will dated 10 April, 1802 devised his real estate to Harriet Fulcher for life, then to Sarah Clifford Litherland for life, remainder to John Litherland, and a consequent Chancery suit in which a Partition on was decreed
By the present deed the closes of land described in Lease for a year (SAS-WA/204) were released in fee to the said Stephen Brooke. Signatures, Wm. Bryant, Thos. Fulcher and Harriet Fulcher, and seals (not executed by Richd. Rose and Elizabeth)
(Endorsed, 'Release to corroborate title')

Lease for a year (Not executed)  SAS-WA/206  25 Mar 1807

Contents:
By Alexander Rose of Horsted Keynes, yeoman, eldest son and heir of Richard Rose late of Horley, yeo., who died intestate, to Stephen Brooke of the said Freehold closes in Horley before described

Release in fee  SAS-WA/207  26 Mar 1807

Contents:
By the said Alexander Rose (1), William Bryant and Sarah Clifford his wife and Harriet the wife of John Litherland, to Stephen Brooke of the said premises
(Endorsed, 'Release to corroborate title')

Counterpart of Lease  SAS-WA/208  25 Mar 1884

Contents:
By Mary Dalton of Lowfield Heath in Charlwood, Surrey, spinster, and Jane Dalton of the same place, spinster, (Mortgagees of the premises) and Elizabeth Dalton of the Cottage, Lowfield Heath, widow, (Mortgagor) to Jonathan Brown of Ifield, builder, of a messuage or dwellinghouse and premises on the N. side of the road from Lowfield Heath to Three Bridges in Charlwood, in the occupation of the said Jonathan. Term 21 Yrs
Signatures of lessees and seals
Witness:- Chamberlain Mole, Solr., clerk to Mr. Head Solr. Reigate

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Albourne  [no ref. or date]

Agreement  SAS-WA/211  31 Jul 1843

Contents:
Between John Stapley of Albourne, farmer, and James Boxall of the same place, carpenter, Whereby, the said Jas. Boxall having sold to Jno. Stapley a parcel of land, formerly waste ground containing 10 rods, with the cottage thereon in Albourne, holden of the Manor of Bishopshurst and in the occupation of the said Jas. Boxall And also a piece of land late also parcel of the waste and holden of the same manor, containing in length from E. to W. 25 feet, with the cottage thereon in the occupation of Wm. Mitchell, it was agreed that the said John Stapley would let and the said Jas. Boxall would take all the said premises for one year, free of rent
Signatures of both parties. Witnesses:- S. Waller

Albury, Surrey  [no ref. or date]

Agreement  SAS-WA/212  2 Dec 1872

Contents:
By Sydenham Malthus of Albury, Surrey, esq., to let, and the Revd. Arthur Irwin Frith of Shere in the said County, to take, a messuage or dwellinghouse called the Cottage with coachhouse, stable, garden and premises in Albury
Term, 3 years; yearly rent, £45. Signatures & seals. Witnesses:- J. Arthur Maberly, Vicar of Cuckfield & others

Ardingly  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of this date of Thomas Stanbridge senr. of Ardingly, yeoman  SAS-WA/213  29 Apr 1754

Contents:
Bequest to wife Jane of an Annuity for life of £8. and also Household goods. Legacy of £100 to daughter Jane
The sons, Thomas Stanbridge and Walter Stanbridge to have the use jointly of the farm lands rented from Mr. Liddell for the remainder of testator's term
Residuary legatees and executors: said sons Thomas & Walter Trustees: William Unwins of Cuckfield and John Comber of Ardingly. Witnesses: Thos Nightingale, Fra. Chasmore
Proved at Lewes, 19 July, 1754

Probate of the Will of this date of Thomas Stanbridge of Ardingly, yeoman  SAS-WA/214  1 Mar 1786

Contents:
Bequest to his mother Mary Stanbridge of the silver plate which had belonged to her or to testator's father Thomas Stanbridge
Residuary legatee: wife Jenny Stanbridge, subject to the payment of an Annuity to testator's mother and legacies given by the father's Will
Executors and Trustees: John Allin of Lindfield, yeoman, and Thomas Marten of the same place, yeoman
Proved at Lewes, 8 April, 1786

Copy of Lease  SAS-WA/215  1 Feb 1814

Contents:
By Elizabeth Ann Monteino of Kensington, widow, to Thomas Picknell of Ardingly, weaver, (with John Bull of Brighton, gent., as a party of the 2nd. part) of All that messuage or tenement, barns, farm and lands in Ardingly called Rivers Farm, containing 160 acres, late in the occupation of John Burtenshaw; term, 14 years, rent £140
With a Memo. dated 18 April, 1815, of consent by the lessor (by John Bannister her attorney) to Thomas Picknell underletting such part of the premises as were in the occupation of his brother Wm. Picknell, to the said William, the said Thos. Picknell to be answerable with William for the payment of the rent and performance of covenants

Agreement  SAS-WA/216  18 Oct 1834

Contents:
By Esther Bannister of Steyning, spinster, to let to Thomas Tester, William Tester and Joseph Tester, all of Bolney, husbandmen, the messuage, tenement, lands and premises called Rivers Farm in Ardingly containing 160 acres, formerly in the occupation of Thomas Picknell. Term, one year and so on from year to year, provided Eliz. Ann Monteino, widow, should so long live. Signatures of both parties
Witness: S. Waller

Conveyance  SAS-WA/217  1881

Contents:
By Thomas Robertson of Ardingly, farm bailiff, to James Robertson of Ardingly, butcher, son of the said Thomas, of a piece of land with the messuage, coach house, slaughterhouse and other buildings thereon at Hapstead Green in Ardingly near the Greyhound Public House, abutting N.E. on the road leading from Brighton to Balcombe, 66 ft., on the N.W. to land of Lord Arthur William Hill, 109 ft. 3 in. on the S.W. to land also belonging to said Lord Arthur, 88 ft. and on E. to the road from Haywards Heath to Hapstead Green; the premises being part of a field called Upper Hills and was conveyed to the said Thos. Robertson by Sarah Ann Bannister and Stephen Pierce
Signatures of both parties cut off

Lease  SAS-WA/218  10 Nov 1894

Contents:
By Dudley Heatley Sampson of Buxshalls in Lindfield late a Lt.-Col. in the 9th Bengal Lancers, and Katherine Mary his wife, to Natthew Thomas Madge of Pinbrook Barton Pinkoe, co. Devon, farmer, of a messuage or farm house with double cottage, barns &c. and several closes of lands called Avens Farm in Ardingly, late in the occupation of Henry and Robert Carter
Reserving a right of way for the convenience of the occupiers of Hill House Farm, Burstye and Buxshalls
Schedule of acreage of fields amounting to 153a.2r.1p. and state of cultivation. Term, 7 years; yearly rent £125
Signature of lessee and seal

Balcombe  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of this date of Thomas Pannett of Clayton  SAS-WA/219  27 Apr 1775

Contents:
Devise to wife Elizabeth for life of the undivided half part of the messuage, barn and lands called Symonds or Smeeds in Balcombe which the testator purchased of his brother Richard (tenant for life by the courtsey of England) and his two daughters Mary and Elizabeth, with devise after death of said wife to daughter Ann Pannett in fee
Legacy of £100 each to said Ann and testator's son Thomas Residuary legatees in trust: Michael Chatfield of Ditchling, gent. and John Dancy of Sidney in Cuckfield, yeoman; for the benefit of wife for life and then for said son Thomas and daughter Ann Pannett. Executors: the said M. Chatfield and John Dancy. Proved at Lewes, 13 July, 1814

Probate of the Will of this date of Stephen Peters of Balcombe  SAS-WA/220  13 Feb 1813

Contents:
Legacies: to son John Taylor of Tenterden, Kent; nephew John Ware, butcher, of Tunbridge; sister-in-law Ann Mason, wife of Henry Mason of Cuckfield; niece Ann Sandalls, wife of James Sandalls of Horsham and to the Baptist Meeting house at Wivelsfield and the Baptist Meeting house at Handcross. Residuary legacee; wife Mar-y
Executors: said wife Mary and George Tester, auctioneer, Balcombe. Proved at Lewes, 13 July, 1814

Agreement  SAS-WA/221  1864

Contents:
By George Meek of Brantridge, Cuckfield, esq. giving consent To Samuel Putland of Balcombe farmer, underletting to Caleb Putland of the same place of 20 acres at the North end of the Forest, being part of 55 acres of forest land demised by the said Geo. Meek to the said Samuel by deed of 8 March, 1864, for 14 years; the premises being in Balcombe and bounded on the South by the highway from Handcross to Worth
(Not executed)

Agreement  SAS-WA/222  25 Sep 1878

Contents:
By John Gibb of Balcombe, builder, carpenter, for the sale to his brother Thomas Gibb of the same place, carpenter, of the goodwill of his business as a carpenter and builder at Balcombe

Copy of Probate of the Will of this date of John Booker of Balcombe, shopkeeper, miller and farmer  SAS-WA/223  14 Aug 1840

Contents:
Devise to son George of a freehold messuage, shop, garden, orchard and premises in Balcombe Street in Balcombe
To son James a freehold messuage, stable, hovel, garden and 3 closes of meadow land at Copthorne in Worth in the occupation of Thos. Jarvis
Devise of freehold messuage, watercornmill, buildings and premises called Balcombe Mill in Balcombe and the freehold messuage, barn and premises called Bowders in Balcombe and 2 copyhold messuages and premises in Balcombe held of the Manor of Keymer, in the occupation of testator's son George, Henry Bowing and Thomas Turner, to William Turner of East Grinstead farmer Upon Trust to apply the rents and profits equally between testator's four children, George Booker, James Booker, Harriet Booker and Frances Turner
Executors: said sons George and James and William Turner

Billingshurst  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of this date of John Michell of Billingshurst, yeoman  SAS-WA/224  1 Apr 1742

Contents:
To be buried in Churchyard of West Grinstead beside his brother Drew Michell decd. Small legacies to cousin Henry Michell of Croydon, butcher; cousin Ann Michell of Horsham, widow of nephew John Michell; of Horsham, turner, £16. to pay fine and fees on Admission of her youngest son Drew Michell an infant of about 10 years, who will be heir to certain copyhold tenements in the Manor of Pingdeane in Cuckfield called Lower Moonhill
To cousin John Michell of Horsham the elder brother of the last mentioned Drew, son of deceased nephew John Michell and Ann his widow, £50 at 21. To Ann and Mary Mitchell, daughters of said decd. nephew John of Horsham, £20
Also mentioned, Niece(?) the now wife of Nath. Webb of Wivelsfield and Martha, wife of Henry Tapsfield of Lewes, carrier
Executors: cousin Ann Michell, widow, and her son John Michell a youth of about 13 years
Residuary legatees: said cousin Ann and her son John. Proved at Chichester, 4 Feb., 1755

Bolney  [no ref. or date]

Agreement  SAS-WA/225  18 Mar 1861

Contents:
By Augustus Henry King of Twineham, brewer and innkeeper, to demise and Edward Cook of Twineham to take, the messuage or dwellinghouse lately in two tenements and garden in Gravenhurst Lane in Bolney formerly called the Brewers Arms in the occupation of Isaac Upton and others, to 1 Nov. 1862 at a rent of £15 a year. A licence to be obtained if possible and liquor to be supplied by the lessor. Signatures of both parties
Witness:- Walter Simmons, carpenter, Twineham

Bond  SAS-WA/226  21 Dec 1867

Contents:
By William Henry Stallard, vicar of Bolney, Joshua Harrison Stallard of Bedford Row, Midsex, physician, and Frederick Radclyffe Sidebottom of Yayton Keynell Rectory, Wilts. to the Briton Medical and General Life Association to secure £200 lent to the said W.H. Stallard on a Policy of Assurance for £400

Clayton  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/227  8 Dec 1794

Contents:
Of the Manor of Clayton of a Court of William Stephen Poyntz and the Hon. Elizabeth Mary his wife (late Elizabeth Mary Browne, spinster) of a Surrender by William Morley To the use of his mother Susanna Morley of a customary messuage, stable, orchard and croft of land called Birds Holt near Clayton To hold for life and after her decease to the use of the said William Morley in fee. Wm. Sandham, steward

Agreement  SAS-WA/228  21 Nov 1825

Contents:
Between the occupiers of land in the parish of Clayton cum Keymer and the Revd. Henry Halliwell, rector of the parish, that compositions for tithes of their lands were made with the rector upon the express understanding that he should not be chargeable in respect of the said tithes for relief of the Poor of the parish. The said Rector, contrary to the understanding having been rated for Poor Relief, the said occupiers promised and agreed to pay and discharge to the overseers of the Poor all such sums as were or should be assessed on the Rector

Probate of the Will of this date of John Ridge of Fletching, glover  SAS-WA/228A  27 Aug 1730

Contents:
Nominal legacies to:- brother Thos. Ridge and his sons Thomas and John and daughter Mary Ridge and testator's sister Elizabeth Marten
Devise to said sister Elizabeth Marten's son John of the piece of land called Deggons in Clayton, and at his death to Thomas Marten, another son of the said Elizabeth
Bequest of the residue of personal estate and devise of testator's house and piece of land at Fletching Town to daughter-in-law Susanna Savidge, wife of Thomas Savidge in Newick
Executrix: said Susanna Savidge
Proved at Lewes, 2 June, 1733

Manor of Clayton  SAS-WA/229  29 Jun 1854

Contents:
Licence to Henry Beney, customary tenant, to lease to any one whom he would for 21 years all his copyhold lands and tenements holden of the said Manor
Fine 7s. B. Husey Hunt, steward

Lease  SAS-WA/230  11 Jul 1854

Contents:
By Henry Beeney of Crayford, Kent, licensed hawker, to Francis Henry Peachey of Clayton, butcher, of a messuage in two tenements with slaughterhouse, stable, gardens and premises at St. John's Common in Clayton, of which the S. tenement was in the occupation of the said F.H. Peachey and the N. tenement was in the occupation of Stephen Packham. Term, 21 years; yearly rent, £23. Mark of Henry Beeney and signature of Francis H. Peachey and seals

Mortgage  SAS-WA/231  13 Feb 1884

Contents:
By Robert Collins Baynton of Sutton, Surrey, to Edward Waugh and Thomas Edward Compton for £600 of the Life Interest of the said Robert in the messuage or dwellinhouse coach house, stables called Woodfield Lodge in Clayton in the occupation of J.D. Wright, and the farm and lands called Frick or Fricks Farm in Clayton and all other freehold premises in Clayton and Keymer devised to the said Robert by the Will of Charles Baynton decd. Signature and seal

Policy of Insurance  SAS-WA/232  12 Feb 1884

Contents:
On the life of the said Robert Collins Baynton for £700 and Notice dated 24 June, 1884 by Edward Waugh of Cuckfield, Solicitor, and Thomas Edw. Compton of Lindfield, esq. to the Gresham Life Assurance Society of the Assignment to them of the said Policy as security for £600

Duplicate of Conveyance (not executed)  SAS-WA/233  1886

Contents:
By Robert Collins Baynton of Woodfield in Clayton, who was married in 1863 with the consent of Bathurst Rolt Frederick Baynton of Melbourne, Australia, who was married in 1885, to Thomas Potter of Ardingly, gent., - for £6450 - of the capital messuage or dwellinghouse and premises called Woodfield Lodge in Clayton Also a barn, buildings and land called Diggens, fields called Ryfield, Sawpitfield the Two Acres and Hilly Mead formerly part of Diggens. A messuage and yardland containing 76a.3r. called Freeks in Clayton late held of the Manor of Clayton And a cottage and 1 acre of land called Brushers on the E. side of the high road from St. John Common to Haywards Heath in Keymer and holden of the Manor of Keymer, and covenant to surrender the said cottage
With a Plan of all the premises

Cowfold  [no ref. or date]

Bond  SAS-WA/234  1 May 1771

Contents:
By Arthur Knight of Barking, Essex, cheesemonger, and Elizabeth Knight, of the same place, widow, to Nicholas West of Cowfold near Horsham, yeoman, in £330 for performance of covenants in Release of even date between the parties

Cowfold etc  [no ref. or date]

Duplicate of Conveyance (not executed)  SAS-WA/235  1878

Contents:
By Charles Edward Smith of Cobham Surrey, esq. to his son Martin Seth Smith of Bolney, esq., of a messuage, arm and lands in Cowfold called Drewitts containing 50 acres
And also a messuage, barn and malthouse and lands in Bolney called Combe, Combes or Combe House Farm in Twineham; all the premises secondly described containing 120a.3r.24p

Cuckfield  [no ref. or date]

Pingdeane als Pangdean Manor  SAS-WA/236  1 May 1860

Contents:
Licence to Charles Juniper customary tenant, to lease his customary lands containing 80 ac. called Upper Moonhill in Cuckfield to whom he would for a term not exceeding 14 years; fine 7s. John P. Fearon, dep. steward

Deed of Apprenticeship (not executed)  SAS-WA/237  1863

Contents:
Of Thomas Stedman aged 14 years, son of William Stedman of Handcross, carpenter to Sarah Ann Brigden of Cuckfield, sadler and harness maker. Term, 14 years

Hailsham  [no ref. or date]

Manor of Michelham Parkgate  SAS-WA/238  27 Jul 1868

Contents:
Copy of Court record made before Edward Waugh, deputy steward for this turn, of the Admission of Susan Gurnett of Cuckfield, spinster, youngest daughter of Caleb Nutley Gurnett, to two messuages with shop, garden and ground in Hailsham abutting to the highway from Hailsham town to Amberstone Gate, E., land of Elizabeth Hooper, spinster, W., to land part of the waste of the manor, N. and to buildings and ground late of Benjamin Bennett, s.; the premises being late Clapsons, before Hooks; rent 9d. by apportionment
And also a piece of land containing 1 rood at Harebeating Green in Hailsham, abutting to the messuage and garden of James Hook, S., to land part of the manor waste, N., lands late of the said Elizabeth Hooper, W. and the Queens highway, E., late also Clapsons and before Hooks, rent 4s; heriots 10s. and fines 10s. certain. J. Husey Hunt, steward

West Hoathly  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of this date of Henry Simmonds of West Hoathly, innkeeper  SAS-WA/239  8 Nov 1814

Contents:
Bequest to wife Sophia of all silver spoons and plate which she brought to testator in marriage, and also, for life, specific household furniture, with power of sale in case of need; after her decease, bequest of such part of the furniture as should remain to son John and two daughters, Sophia Simmonds, spinster, and Jane Finch the wife of William Finch of Lindfield, carrier
Also devise to wife for life of several pieces of land with the building thereon called Straikes in West Hoathly in testator's own occupation, and from and after her decease, devise of the same premises to testator's son-in-law Richard Bennett of Keymer, yeoman, and Henry Isted of West Hoathly, farmer, in trust for sale and to divide the proceeds equally between said son John and daughters Sophia and Jane
Devise and bequest to said Trustees of the freehold messuage and premises called the Cat Inn in West Hoathly in testator's own occupation together with the residue of the personal estate in trust to sell and divide the proceeds equally between said wife and said son and daughters
Executors: the said Richd. Bennett and Henry Isted
Proved at London, 6 July, 1815

Printed letter  SAS-WA/240  29 Jul 1815

Contents:
From the Stamp Office to Richard Bennett as to the payment of Legacy duties and rendering account of the residue of the estate of the said Henry Simmonds

Horsham  [no ref. or date]

General Release  SAS-WA/241  13 Apr 1770

Contents:
By William White of Horsham, gent., the Administrator of the estate of William White late of Horsham gent. decd., to Wallis Orlton of Hampton, co. Middx., gent., John Michell of Horsham, tanner, and Elizabeth Orlton of Horsham spinster, of all actions, claims and demands
Signature, Wm. White and seal. Witness:- John Tigner

Similar General Release  SAS-WA/242  7 Feb 1794

Contents:
By Elizabeth Orlton of Horsham, spinster, to John Michell of Horsham, gent
Signature and seal. Witness:- Saml. Waller

Bond  SAS-WA/243  8 Feb 1794

Contents:
By Elizabeth Orlton to the said John Michell in £300 for the payment of £150 within 3 months after the decease of the said Elizabeth. Signature and seal
Witness:- Saml. Waller

Probate of the Will of this date of Elizabeth Orlton of Horsham, spinster  SAS-WA/244  8 Feb 1794

Contents:
Direction for burial in the churchyard of Horsham near her father and mother
Bequest to sister Lucy Michell, wife of John Michell of Horsham, gent. of all personal estate for life, and from and after her decease to the said John Michell absolutely
Executor: the said John Michell
Proved in P.C.C., 30 Aug., 1796

Receipted Bill of Costs  SAS-WA/245  30 Aug 1796

Contents:
Of Messrs Longden & Jennings against Mr. Champion for obtaining Probate of the Will of Elizabeth Orlton

Horsted Keynes  [no ref. or date]

Agreement  SAS-WA/246  11 Sep 1829

Contents:
By Robert Stevens of Horsted Keynes with John Burtenshaw of Lindfield, yeoman, for the relinquishment of the tenancy of the said Robert Stevens of the messuage, barns stables, farm and lands called Buybrooks and Inholmes in Horsted Keynes belonging to Charles Baynton, esq. and by him agreed to be let to the said John Burtenshaw; the valuation of the tenant effects to be paid on the relinquishment
Signature, Robert Stevens and Mark of Jno. Burtenshaw
Witness:- S. Waller

Conveyance (not executed)  SAS-WA/247  1897

Contents:
By George Blaber of Brighton, engine driver, and Elizabeth Martha Blaber of Horsted Keynes, widow, to the Hon. Thomas Seymour Brand of Glynde, retired Captain, R.N. - for £4 - of a piece of land, formerly part of the waste of of Broadhurst Manor containing 10 rods in Spring Lane, Horsted Keynes, which premises the said Geo. Blaber had inherited from Archibald Blaber his father who died, 21 Dec., 1887. To hold freed and discharged from all right of dower of the said Eliz: Martha Blaber

Keymer  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Keymer  SAS-WA/248  13 Jul 1691

Contents:
Held by John Whitpaine, steward, of a Presentment by the Homage of a Surrender by John Attree, gent. on 9 June, then last past by the acceptance of Thos. Marchant and Wm. Wood, of a water mill and wind-mill upon Valebridge Common, rent 3s.4d. And also a parcel of land late part of the waste, rent 2d. in the occupation of John Jenner To the use of the said John Jenner. Heriots, 6d

London  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of this date of Joseph Waugh of St. Mary Axe, London, wine merchant  SAS-WA/249  8 Oct 1845

Contents:
Bequest of the residue of all his money, Life Assurance Policy and personal effects to wife Elizabeth Waugh, brother George Waugh and Edward Waugh, son of brother John Lamb Waugh in Trust for wife during her life and then for children
Executors: the said Trustees
Proved at London, 24 Dec., 1850

Plumpton  [no ref. or date]

Lease  SAS-WA/250  1 Jan 1834

Contents:
By Susannah Tanner of Wivelsfield, spinster, to William Uridge of Chailey, farmer, of a messuage or tenement with barns, buildings, farm and lands called Sedgebrook Farm containing 156 acres in Plumpton. Term, one year and so on from year to year; rent, £75. Signatures of both parties, and seals. Witnesses:- S. Waller, Chas Pavey

Portslade  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of this date of Elizabeth Clutton of Portslade, spinster  SAS-WA/251  12 Mar 1863

Contents:
Bequest to brother John Clutton of Portslade, clerk, of the interest on £550 invested in the tolls arising from the Turnpike Road from the N. end of Malling Street near Lewes to Witchcross and from the N. end of Malling Street to the Broil Park gate and from Offham to Witchcross To hold to him for life and at his death to the four children of testator's brother Owen Clutton of Balcomb, viz: Henry Clutton of Newick, clerk, Elizabeth Chatfield, wife of Henry Chatfield of Balcomb, clerk, Isaac Clutton of Balcomb, gent., and Mary Crawley wife of Richard Crawley of Rotherfield, clerk
Legacy of £5 to Ann Truseter, wife of Nathaniel Truseter of Portslade. Residuary legatee and Executor: brother John Clutton. Proved at Lewes, 5 May, 1816

Probate of the Will of this date of John Clutton of Portslade, clerk  SAS-WA/252  17 Aug 1812

Contents:
Legacies of money or specific household effects To:- Nephew, the Revd. Henry Clutton of Newick: niece Elizabeth, wife of Revd. Henry Chatfield of Newick; niece Mary, wife of the Revd. Richd. Crawley of Rotherfield
To sister Elizabeth Clutton an Annuity of £100 for life and to nephew Isaac Clutton an Annuity of £10 for life, after the decease of sister Elizabeth
Also bequest to said sister Elizabeth of certain household goods, and to brother William Clutton all books and the residue of personal estate
Proved at London, 26 April, 1815

Slaugham  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of this date of John Gatford of Slaugham, yeoman  SAS-WA/253  3 Jun 1787

Contents:
Devise to wife Sarah for life of all houses and lands and everything belonging thereto. After her death devise to son John and his wife and heirs of house and land at Slaugham Common To daughter Sall Kelsey, wife of William Kelsey of Gadwick (sic) in Charlwood, Surrey, yeoman, and the heirs of her body of house and land at Truslers Hatch Lane in Slaugham with contingent gift over to brother of said daughter and her sister Elizabeth the wife of William Faulconer of Betsworth, Surrey, yeoman. To daughter Elizabeth Faulconer and the heirs of her body testator's house at Handcross in Slaugham
Instructions as to the disposal of Household goods and personal estate. Executors: said wife, Wm. Kelsey & Wm. Faulconer
Proved at London, 19 May, 1790

Probate of the Will of this date of William Tulley of Slaugham  SAS-WA/254  17 Jun 1802

Contents:
Gift and devise of entire estate and effects to son Charles Tulley of Islington, optician, and daughter Sarah the wife of Thos. Tulley of Slaugham, yeoman, In Trust to permit wife Martha to use all household furniture and to receive the interest of all monies for life. From and after her death, bequest and devise of all the said estate and effects to said son and daughter equally, they being appointed Executors
Proved at London, 20 July, 1811

Lease  SAS-WA/255  19 Mar 1863

Contents:
By Warden George Sergison of Cuckfield, esq., to David Soutar Watson late of Sloane Square, Middx. and then of Slaugham Park, of the messuage, farm and lands and premises forming the Western part of Slaugham Park containing 280 acres, bounded E. by the Hickstead and Brighton Turnpike Road, W. by the road leading from Slaugham Common to Handcross and by land held by Henry Botting, S. partly by land held by Thos. Mitchell partly by glebe land of Slaugham Rectory, being the part of Slaugham Park which was, immediately previous to the making of the present lease in the occupation of John Agate; the remainder or Eastern portion being in the occupation of Thos. Adams. Term, 21 years; yearly rent, £232
Signature of lessor and seal. Witness: Joseph Clark

Assignment  SAS-WA/256  13 Dec 1866

Contents:
By Edward Paterson of Stamford Hill, Middx., gent., to William Paterson of Slaugham, gent. - for £218 - of the half share of the said Edward expectant on the death of Sophia Paterson of and in a messuage and premises being No.49 Claremount Road in Surbiton, Surrey, and the rectorial tithes arising from the said premises, which were held in trust under a deed of 1 Dec., 1855 by John White and Geo. Cole
Signature of Edward Paterson and seal

Assignment  SAS-WA/257  14 Dec 1866

Contents:
By way of Mortgage by the said William Paterson to Edward John Compton of Lindfield, gent. - for £120- of the presumptive share and interest of the said William of and in the premises described in the preceeding deed
Signature of William Paterson and seal

Lease  SAS-WA/258  22 Nov 1839

Contents:
By Thomas Young of Slaugham, yeoman, (under licence from the lord of the manor of Preston) to Thomas Agate of Bolney and John Agate of the same place, farmers, of the messuage or tenement with cottage, barns, stables, farm and lands called Homelands or Bartleys Farm in Slaugham containing 112 acres. Term, 14 years; yearly rent, £100
Signatures of all parties
With Licence to let dated 16 Sept., 839 annexed, signed by John Hoper junr., steward

Southover  [no ref. or date]

Counterpart of Assignment  SAS-WA/259  26 Nov 1702

Contents:
By Benjamin Comber of Lindfeild, cordwainer, and John Snashall of Lewes, maulster, by direction of Edward Auger of Kingston near Lewes, yeoman, and Joane his wife, Executrix of the Will of William Auger late of Southover near Lewes, brewer, to John Olive of Southover, maulster, - for £250 - of the unexpired residue of a mortgage term of 500 years of and in a messuage with malthouse, brewhouse, stable, closes, etc. and a croft of land then lately converted into a garden, containing together 2 acres, which premises were lately the lands and tenements of James Plumer, gent., in Southover
And also a messuage or tenement and premises in Southober adjoining the house of Joseph Bardett, gent., E., the house of Phillip Bennett, gent., W., the said premises being late the estate of Richard Auger, father of the said William
The Mortgage was dated 1 Nov., 1686 and was made by the said William Auger decd. to Annie Swaine and the premises were devised by Wm. Auger to the said Joane
Signature, Jno. Olliver(?) and seal
Witnesses:- Samuel Snashall, John Oliver(?)

Steyning & Beeding  [no ref. or date]

Fine  SAS-WA/260  1650

Contents:
Between John Backshell, Thomas Groome and John Langford, querents, and John Bishopp senr., John Bishopp junr. and Elizabeth his wife, Roger Carter and Joan his wife, Thomas Pannett and Rebecca his wife and Henry Tilley and Joan his wife, deforcts, of 4 messuages, 4 barns, 2 gardens, 3 orchards and 5 acres of land in Steyning and Beeding. Easter term

Steyning & Rustington  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Probate of the Will of Sarah Penfold of Rustington, and Steyning, widow  SAS-WA/261  5 May 1866

Contents:
To be buried in Steyning churchyard
Appointment of sons Hugh Charles Penfold and Robert Penfold and nephew Charles Marshall Griffith as Trustees and Executors
Bequest of watches, jewellry, paraphernalia, clothes and ornaments of the person to daughters, Fanny the wife of John Ingram and Elizabeth Penfold and Jane Penfold
And all furniture and household effects in the dwellinghouse of the testatrix at Rustington to son Hugh Charles Penfold and the plate equally between the said Hugh Charles Penfold and Robert Penfold. Bequest of household effects in the house at Steyning to daughters Fanny Ingram and Elizabeth Penfold and Jane Penfold
Appointment under power reserved in Marriage Settlement with late husband Edw. Greenfield Penfold of the investments of two sums of £10,000 each to be held in trust for and be divided between said two sons and the two unmarried daughters
Devise of a piece of land in Bolney and Twineham purchased by husband from William Marshall and adjoining to farms called Brooklands and Partridges to son Robert Penfold and cottages and gardens at Steyning purchased of said Chas. Marshall Griffith, to daughters Elizabeth and Jane
Residue of real and personal estates to be sold and proceeds given in 1/5th shares to or for the benefit of the 2 sons and 3 daughters. Proved at London, 10 June, 1872
Sworn under £40,000. Testatrix died 9 May, 1872

Streat  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of this date of John Wood of Streat, gent  SAS-WA/262  9 Oct 1769

Contents:
Devise to wife Jane of an Annuity of £50 issuing out of testator's freehold farms, Bridge Farm in Clayton in the occupation of Thos. Tulley, and Birsty Farm in Ardingly in the occupation of John Backshall
Devise of Bridge Farm and all other freehold lands in Clayton to daughter Sarah the wife of Thos Wilson for life and then to her sons and daughters successively in tail, with testator's brother-in-law Thomas Field and John Mill junr. of Westmeston, gent. as Trustees to preserve contingent remainders
Devise of Birsty Farm to daughter Jane Wood in similar terms and also the copyhold messuage, farm and lands called Theobalds and Hards in Keymer and held of the Manor of Keymer, in the occupation of Stephen Langham, which premises were surrendered to the use of the Will of the said John Wood in 1745
Bequest of household goods to wife for life and then to daughters. Residuary legatees and Executrixes; said daughters Sarah Wilson and Jane Wood. Legacies to the Poor of Streat, Ardingly and Clayton
Witnesses:- William Attree, John Fuller, Richd. Dungate
Proved in P.C.C., 11 Aug., 1772

Telscombe  [no ref. or date]

Letters of Administration  SAS-WA/263  21 Aug 1827

Contents:
With the Will annexed of this date of Hannah Fuller, wife of John Fuller of Telscombe, farmer, Whereby - in pursuance of power reserved to her by the Settlement dated 24 Jan., 1826 between the said John Fuller, Hannah Stevens, widow, and John Glazebrook of Rodmill, miller, the said testatrix bequeathed to Charles Jenner junr. of Lindfield, butcher and Thos. Jenner of Cuckfield, butcher £450 by the Settlement and the residue of her personal estate To be held upon trust and administered for the benefit of her husband for life and then to be divided between the sons and daughters of Chas. Jenner senr. and Sarah his wife, namely, John Jenner, William Jenner, the said Chas. Jenner junr., Mary Jenner, Jane Jenner, the said Thomas Jenner, Sarah Jenner, George Jenner, Caroline Jenner and Louisa Jenner
Executors: the said Chas. Jenner junr. and Thos. Jenner. Administration granted out of the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes to the said Chas. Jenner and Thos. Jenner, two of the nephews and residuary legatees, the said John Fuller having renounced Administration. Sworn under £600, 11 Dec., 1827

Twineham  [no ref. or date]

Lease  SAS-WA/264  30 Apr 1828

Contents:
By James Wood of Hicksted in Twineham, esq., to William Johnson of Twineham, innkeeper, of the messuage or tenement called The Castle (Inn) with 2 cottages, stables, coachhouses, barn yards, garden and several enclosures of pasture land containing 21 acres in Twineham. Term one year and so on from year to year; yearly rent £120
Signatures of both parties and seals
Witness: Jane Dunk, spinster, Cuckfield

Wivelsfield  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of the date of John Broad senr. of Wivelsfield, yeoman  SAS-WA/265  19 Mar 1770

Contents:
Legacy to son John of £10
Residue of estate to be divided into 4 equal parts, one fourth part each given to son John, daughter Katharine, wife of James Maynard, and daughter Elizabeth, wife of James Tester; the remaining 4th part, less £10 owed by testator's son-in-law, to be divided between the 5 children of the said John Duplock by his late wife Ann, daughter of testator. A debt of £93.15s.6d. owing by son Thomas forgiven to him. Executor: son John Broad
Proved at Lewes, 13 April, 1772

Receipts for legacies  SAS-WA/266  1773 - 1778

Contents:
Under the above Will of John Broad; John Duplock, £19.5s.2; Thos. Duplock, £19.5s.2d.; Elizabeth Tester, £87 0. 8d. and Katherine Maynard, £87 0. 8d

Letter from Thos. Cooper of Lewes, to John Broad, claiming for John Duplock a legacy given by John Broad's grandfather to the late William Duplock, and reply from Saml. Waller, Cuckfield that the testator died 45 years ago and his affairs were long since settled  SAS-WA/267  4 Feb 1817

Lease by James Tusler of Crawley, shopkeeper, to Henry Smithers and Thomas Isaacson, both of Brighton, brewers and co-partners, of a messuage or tenement then used as an Inn called the Fox & Hounds with stables, yard and garden at Jefferys Green in Wivelsfield in the occupation of Thos. Holman, Samuel Cork and others And also a messuage or tenement, theretofore used as an Oasthouse at Jefferys Green, with garden or plot of ground in the occupation of (blank) Kemward. Term, 21 years; yearly rent £3 5s.0. Signatures of all parties and seals. Witnesses:- Jesse Kennett, Chas. Pocock. With Licence annexed dated 1 April, 1841, by the lord of the Manor of Ditchling to the said Jas. Tucker to let the said premises. F. Harding Gell, Steward  SAS-WA/268  1 Mar 1841

Conveyance  SAS-WA/269  22 Dec 1864

Contents:
By Keith Barnes of Westminster, gent. (Mortgagee at the direction of James Innes of Brighton, esq., to William Hardinge Tyler of Franklands in Wivelsfield, esq. - for £300 paid to the said Jas. Innes - of the piece of land called Caldwell Field containing 8 acres in Wivelsfield which was part of a farm called Franklands, with reference to plan on the deed
And the said James Innes granted to the said W.H. Tyler the tithes and tithe rent charge arising from the said land
The said piece of land was by deed of 2 Nov., 1853 conveyed to James Willett Lyon, since decd. and the said Keith Barnes by way of Mortgage. J. W. Lyon died, 24 Dec., 1861 and was buried at Boulogne sur Mere, France
Signatures of Keth Barnes and James Innes and seals
Witness:- Coryndon P. Boger, Lieut. R.N

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/270  23 Jan 1863

Contents:
Of the Manor of Houndeane of the Admission of Somers Clarke of Brighton, gent., to the site of a cottage, garden and one acre of land upon which a water mill formerly stood at Valebridge Common in Wivelsfield, late Bacchus's and before Attree's, holden of the manor by rent 3½d. - under a Surrender by John George Dodson, esq. Fine 12d. certain

Mortgage  SAS-WA/271  13 Jul 1870

Contents:
By the Revd. Henry John Rush of Colwell in Lindfield to William Biggs of Cuckfield, gent. - for £500 - of a parcel of land in Wivelsfield containing 1a.2r.3p. being No.5. on the map annexed to the Award on the Oathall Inclosure, abutting N. on the Tirnpike Rd. from Cuckfield to Lewes, S. to the Asylum Cross road, E. to land of Wm. Hart and W. to land of Jane Tanner; the said premises having been conveyed to the said Hen. Jno. Rush by William Tanner
Signature, Henry John Rush and seal
Witness:- Edward Waugh, Solr., Cuckfield
With endorsed Further Charge for £200 between the same parties, 13 Jan, 1871

Mortgage  SAS-WA/272  1 Feb 1884

Contents:
By George William Dixon of Colwell in Wivelsfield esq. to Henry Weldon of London, esq., with Martha Dixon of Colwell, widow, as a party of the 2nd. part, - for £2000 of the Reversionary Interest of the said Wm. Dixon expectant on the death or re-marriage of the said Martha Dixon, under the Wills of the Revd. Geo, Dixon, William Tanner, esq., Jenny Tanner and Richard Tanner, esq. Signatures of Martha & G.W. Dixon & seals

Wiston etc  [no ref. or date]

Conveyance  SAS-WA/273  7 Jul 1747

Contents:
By Jane Luckin of Wiston, widow, one of the daughters and devisees of John Inns late of Wiston decd. to Charles Rochester of St. Andrew's, Holborne, Midsex, gent., with Henr Gibbs of the same place, gent. as a party of the 3rd. part, for the purpose of a Common Recovery for the docking and barring of estates tail of and in a messuage or tenement, orchard and a field of pasture containing 4 acres, being part of Chanckton Farm in Wiston, Ashington and Bunckton, bounding E. to glebelands of the rectory of Ashington, S. to lands formerly of John Bishop in Bunckton and to the highway there, N. & W
And also of land called Cookesfield containing 10 acres therefore in the possession of Nicholas Colchin and then of John Burtenshaw, in Clayton, bounding to lands called Hookeland, N. and to the highway, S. and W
Signatures of all parties and seals
Enrolled in Court of Bench, Trinity term, 1747

Exemplification of a Recovery  SAS-WA/274  1747

Contents:
By Henry Gibbs, demandant, against Charles Rochester, tenant and Jane Luckin, vouchee, of 2 messuages, one garden, 10 ac. of land, 5 ac. of meadow, and 5 ac. of pasture in Wiston, Ashington, Buncton and Clayton. Trinity term, 21 Geo.II

Worth  [no ref. or date]

Probate of the Will of Stephen Marten late of Keymer and then of Worth, yeoman  SAS-WA/275  28 Aug 1837

Contents:
Bequest to wife Ann Marten for life of an Annuity of £25 payable out of freehold messuage, farm and lands in Keymer called Purtons containing 36 acres in the tenure of Henry Dewey and out of freehold farm and lands in Keymer called Inholmes containing 44 acres in the tenure of (blank) Hart
Devise of the said premises to son William, with the tithes arising therefrom. Devise of the same premises, after the death of said son, to George Booker of Balcombe, shopkeeper, and John Nevins of Kymer, farmer, upon trust for sale and out of proceeds to pay to daughter-in-law, Ann Marten the wife of son William, if she should survive him £50 and to divide the residue among the children of said son William
Bequest of the profits of residuary personal estate to son William for life, then to his children
Proved at Lewes, 23 May, 1839

CUCKFIELD (Additional)  [no ref. or date]

Abstract of Lease and Release of these dates  SAS-WA/276  30 & 31 Jan 1823

Contents:
By John Bannister of Steyning, esq. and others to John Bent of Cirencester Place, Marylebone, esq. - for £800 - of a messuage or tenement called Gubridge otherwise Gubridges, with malthouse and buildings and 10 acres of land near Haywards Heath in Cuckfield
And also a parcel of woodland adjoining the premises above mentioned containing 10 acres
And 4 pieces of meadow called Bricknevers containing 10 ac. in Lindfield

Lease  SAS-WA/277  22 Aug 1831

Contents:
By Faulkner Best of Cuckfield, innkeeper, to Ann Gollop Baynes of the same place, widow, of a messuage or tenemnt with yard, outhouses and garden called Upphouse or part of Upphouse in Cuckfield as the same were late in the occupation of the Revd. John Dunningham and then of the said A.G. Baynes
Term, 10 years if the said Ann Gollop Baynes should so long live; yearly rent, £35. Signatures of both parties and seals

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/278  12 Jun 1832

Contents:
Of the Manor of Cuckfield of a Court Baron of Henry, Earl & Baron of Abergavenny and Thomas Athorpe and John Troyts, esqs. (devisees in trust under the Will of Warden Sergison, esq.) lords of the manor, held before Fr. Harding Gell, gent., deputy steward of Daniel Rowland, esq., chief steward to the said Earl, and of Pilfold Medwin, esq., steward to the said Thos. Athorpe and Jno. Thoyts, of a Presentment by the homage of the death of Martha Brigden, widow, who held for life 2 customary cottages and lands at Ansty Cross in Cuckfield theretofore Challoner's, since Batchelors and late Thos. Brigden's rent 3d
And Admission of Mary the wife of William Upton, before Mary Brigden, spinster, as devisee under the Will of the said Thos. Brigden her father, inrolled at a Court held, 24 Oct., 1796

Lease  SAS-WA/279  12 Aug 1834

Contents:
By Richard Kennard of Cuckfield, yeoman to Charles Robertson of Keymer, gent., of a messuage or tenement and premises near the town of Cuckfield and on the S. side of the Turnpike Rd. (called Linfield Lane) leading from Cuckfield to Lewes
Term, 21 years; rent for first 7 years, £22 and then £25
Signatures of both parties and seals
With endorsed deed dated 26 June, 1839, whereby Edmund Jenner of Cuckfield, butcher, in whom the estate of the said Charles Robertson was vested by an order of Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, surrendered to the said Richard Kennard - - for £35 - the said Lease

Probate of the Will of this date of Stephen Upton late of Cuckfield, farmer  SAS-WA/280  13 Feb 1836

Contents:
Permission to executors to continue the business of the farm if thought proper
Bequest to wife Elizabeth of all profits and interest of estate for her life of widowhood, then to all testator's children equally. Executors: wife Elizabeth, son Thomas Upton and friend Thomas knight
With a Codicil of 3 Dec., 1841 appointing son Ambrose Upton to act as executor in place of Thos. Knight
Proved at Lewes, 15 July, 1842

Probate of the Will of this date of William Goddard of Cuckfield, carpenter  SAS-WA/281  6 Nov 1837

Contents:
Bequest to Charles Juniper of Cuckfield, innkeeper, of his (the testator's) share of and in the residuary personal estate of William Goddard late of Fulking in Edburton, yeoman decd., subject to the life interest of Sarah Goddard the widow of the said William, to which the testator was entitled as one of the legal representatives of his father John Goddard decd., one of the legatees named in Wm. Goddard's Will, And all other personal estate. To hold upon trust to invest and pay the interest towards the maintenance and support of Son William Goddard and daughter Mary Ann until the youngest should attain 21 and then to divide the principal between them
Executor: the said Charles Juniper
Proved at Lewes, 8 March, 1841

Deed  SAS-WA/282  1 Jun 1837

Contents:
Between William Francis of Cuckfield, currier and Samuel Waller of the same place, gent. (1), Frederick Julius Hartung late of the Duchy of Brunswick and then of Jersey, gent. and Ann his wife (2) Henry Francis of Cuckfield, tanner (3) and Charles Pavey of Cuckfield, gent. (4) appointing the said Chas. Pavey as a Trustee in place of the said Samuel Waller of the marriage settlement of the said F.J. Hartung and Ann his wife whereby the said Ann (then Ann Francis spinster) assigned to the trustees all monies to which she might be entitled under the Will of Thomas Francis her late father decd. except £500 agred to be paid to her on the day of her marriage
With an endorsed deed of 20 June, 1837 whereby the said Chas Pavey re-assigned to the said William Francis and William Francis and Henry Francis the said Trust Estate To hold upon the trusts of the Settlement

Receipt  SAS-WA/283  23 Oct 1838

Contents:
By J.W. Hughes to John Bent, esq. for £27 10s. the value of the timber on Bellams and Jacobs Farm in Haywards Heath

Copy of Opinion of Mr. Samuel Owen  SAS-WA/284  16 Jan 1839

Contents:
As to devises in the Will of Sir Henry Gwillim of estates called Pollards or Verralls and Goldingfields and Hardings, part of which Francis Warden, who died, 27 Dec., 1784 devised in trust for his godson Warden Sergison. (Useful information about the Warden and Sergison families)

Lease  SAS-WA/285  3 Sep 1839

Contents:
By Richard Kennard of Cuckfield, yeoman (1), Warden Kennard of the same place, mealman, son of the said Richard (2) and Thomas Compton of Lindfield, gent. (mortgagee) (3) to Frederick Augustus Wilkinson of Cuckfield, esq. - for £35 - of a messuage or tenement with yard and outbuildings in the parish and near the town of Cuckfield, with a stable and piece of ground adjoining. Term 7 years; rent £13 10s
Signatures of all parties and seals
With a Schedule of Tenant's Fixtures, vegetables etc. on the premises valued from Mr. C. Robertson to Capt. Wilkinson, R.N. at £26 6s. 0

Draft of Disclaimer and Renunciation  SAS-WA/286  24 Apr 1839

Contents:
By John Peter Cherry of Cuckfield, esq., of the devise and bequest in the Will of Sir Henry Guillim late of Staplefield, Sussex, knt. of his residuary estate and effects to his brother John Gwillim of Hereford, appothecary and the said J.P. Cherry upon trust
The said Sir Henry Gwillim died on 12 Sept., 1837 and the said J.P. Cherry had not in the least intermeddled with any part of the estate nor acted in any of the trusts vested in him by the said Will

Letters of Administration  SAS-WA/287  30 Nov 1840

Contents:
Of the effects of Henry Peter Francis late of Cuckfield, currier, decd. granted out of the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes to William Francis of Cuckfield, currier only brother of the said deceased. Estate under £2000
John Hoper junr., dep. regr

Release  SAS-WA/288  22 Dec 1840

Contents:
By the before named Frederick Julius Hans Hartung to William Francis of Cuckfield, currier - on payment of £1600 the amount of the Trust funds under Settlement of 4 Aug., 1834 (see SAS-WA/282) Ann Hartung the wife of the said Frederick, died, 14 Jan., 1838, without issue, and Henry Peter Francis died 25 May, 1840, leaving Wm. Francis as sole Trustee
Signature and seal of F.J. Hans Hartung

Probate of the Will of this date of James Hobden of Cuckfield yeoman  SAS-WA/289  26 Mar 1841

Contents:
Bequest to daughter Mary Hobden of specific household furniture and linen. Direction for sale of Copyhold Farm called Hasledean where testator was residing and all his other property and the division of proceeds among all his children, viz: Sarah Hobden, William Hobden, Henry Hobden, Elizabeth the wife of Henry Marten, Mary Hobden and Thomas Hobden, equally
Executors; son Wm. Hobden and daughter Sarah Hobden and friend John Bannister, of Cuckfield
Proved at Lewes, 14 June, 1843

Assignment  SAS-WA/290  29 Sep 1841

Contents:
By Frederick Augustus Wilkinson late of Cuckfield and then of Shrewsbury, esq., Capt. R.N. to Thomas Bannerman Grainger of Cuckfield, gent., - for nominal consideration - of the above Lease of 3 Sept., 1839 (SAS-WA/285) of a messuage, stable and premises in Cuckfield. Signatures of both parties and seals

Probate of the Will of this date of Michael Pennifold of Cuckfield, farmer  SAS-WA/291  1 Oct 1842

Contents:
Devise to Edward Harmes of Cuckfield, farmer, and testator's son-in-law William Packham of the same place, farmer, of all freehold and copyhold messuages, lands and premises Upon Trust to permit wife Jane Pennifold to occupy the same for her life or widowhood and bequest to the said trustees of all personal estate with ultimate division into 8 equal parts to:- daughter Mary the wife of Wm. Peckham, sons Joseph, Thomas and Michael, daughter Elizabeth the wife of John Broomfield (retaining £30 thereof which is given the granddaughter Fanny Pennifold, daughter of said Elizabeth Broomfield at 21) and a moiety of one 8th part between daughter Sarah, wife of James Jeffery and grandson Henry Pennifold, son of said Sarah Jeffery at 21; the remaining 8th part to be divided between 5 grand children, the children of daughter Jane Meads decd. Direction to trustees to complete the purchase, contracted for, from Elizabeth Kennard of Cuckfield of a customary cottage at St. John's Common in Clayton holden of the Manor of Clayton, for £525, of which £380 was already paid, and to hold the said premises upon the same trusts as of his other real estate. Executors; the said Edw. Harmes and Wm. Packham
Proved at Lewes, 17 July, 1843

Lease  SAS-WA/292  11 Apr 1845

Contents:
By Robert Wood of Lindfield, yeoman (Mortgagee) by direction of John Kelsey of Slaugham, yeoman, to John King of Slaugham, yeoman, of a messuage or dwellinghouse in 3 tenements shoemaker's shop, Smith's shop, cottage, barn, stables and three enclosures of meadow land containing together 4 acres of Handcross in Cuckfield, as then in the occupation of the said John King and of Wm. Streeter, Catherine Jupp, Henry Botting and others
Term; the life of John Kelsey and one year thereafter; yearly rent, £50

Lease  SAS-WA/293  3 Mar 1846

Contents:
By Caroline Last of Cuckfield, widow, to Henry Placestead Newington of Hawlhurst, Kent, chemist and druggist, of a copyhold messuage or tenement, formerly in two tenements in Cuckfield at the N.E. end of the Church Street known as Morgan's and late Johnson's in the occupation of the said Caroline Last
Term, 14 years; yearly rent, £30. Signatures of both parties and seals
With Licence dated 23 Feb., 1846 by the Lords of the Manor of Cuckfield for the said Lease. The premises being described as as customary messuage called the Corner House late Morgan's, rent 1s. and a customary cottage theretofore in the occupation of James Anscombe and since of Chas. Small &c. Fine 9s. 4d, viz; 4d for each year of the term according to the custom of the manor
Signed, Pilfold Medwin, Steward

Agreement for a Lease  SAS-WA/294  27 Apr 1850

Contents:
By Henry Webber of Cuckfield, farmer, to Henry Wood of the same place, miller, of a stable, cart lodge, store room, pig pounds and yard at Whitemans Green in Cuckfield for 21 years at the yearly rent of £3. Signatures of both parties

Lease  SAS-WA/295  28 Sep 1851

Contents:
By Charles Juniper junr. of Cuckfield, farmer, to Michael Pennifold of Cuckfield, farmer, of a messuage, barn, farm and lands in Cuckfield called Hookhouse and Gudsons containing 107a.3r.18p. in the occupation of Wm. Biggs, junr. Term, one year and so on farm year to year; yearly rent £60 (increased in 1856 to £82). Signatures of both parties and seals

Agreement  SAS-WA/296  20 Jun 1853

Contents:
By James Turner of Keymer, yeoman, for the letting to Isaac Hooker of Sevenoaks, Kent, draper, of a messuage shop, garden, cottage, stable and premises in Cuckfield town late in the occupation of Thos. Turner, for one year and so on from year to year, under the yearly rent of £50. Signatures of both parties

Lease  SAS-WA/297  22 Oct 1856

Contents:
By Edmund Jenner of Cuckfield, butcher, to Henry Maylan of the same place, grocer and draper, of a messuage or dwellinghouse in Cuckfield, Town as then in the occupation of the said Hen. Malyan. Term, 7 years; yearly rent £50
Signatures of both parties
Witness:- Edwd. Waugh, Solr. Cuckfield. (Waller & Waugh)

Agreement  SAS-WA/298  7 Jan 1858

Contents:
Between Thomas Williams Best of Cuckfield, brewer, and Ambrose Dumsday of the same place, innkeeper, for the demise to the said Ambrose of a messuage or dwellinghouse, Inn and premises called the Talbot Hotel in Cuckfield, with the tap and Stabling known as the Four Stalls with loft over and two stalls and other buildings belonging, with certain reservations. Term one year; yearly rent, £75. Signatures of both parties

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/299  25 May 1858

Contents:
Of the Manor of Cuckfield of a Court Baron of William, Earl of Abergavenny, and Warden Sergison, esq., lords of the manor, of the presentment by the homage of the death of Charles Juniper, who held
A customary cottage and 3 acres of land called Knowles in Cuckfield, rent 4s.6d., to which the said Chas. Juniper was admitted on Surrender by Caroline Mary McGeorge on 1 June, 1830
A customary messuage or tenement with garden and orchard & 2 fields of land called Piercys Mead in Cuckfield, formerly in the occupation of Faulkner Best, to which Chas. Juniper was admitted on Surrender by William Clutton, 24 Aug., 1825
Two messuages or tenements, stables, gardens and premises at Whitemans Green in Cuckfield, rent 3d., to which C.J. was admitted, 12 June, 1832, on Surrender by Nenyon Masters Bradford
A customary tenement or cottage, stable, garden and land at Whitemans Green, rent 2d. by apportionment to which the said C. J. was admitted, 14 Nov., 1818
A customary orchard containing ½ acres with the blacksmith's shop and buildings thereon at Whitemans Green, parcel of a customary tenement called Brains, rent 1d. by apportionment, to which said C. Juniper was admitted, 14 Nov. 1818
And a piece of the waste of the manor on the E. side of the Turnpike Road from Cuckfield to Crawley, to which C.J. was admitted, 6 Jan. 1812
And Admission of Charles Juniper only son of the said C. J. decd. Fines, £20, £25, and three at 6d, certain and 5s. certain. H. R. Honfray, steward

Manor of Cuckfield  SAS-WA/300  28 May 1860

Contents:
Licence to Charles Juniper of Cuckfield, farmer, to demise certain customary lands called Lower Ridges containing 39a.3r.4d. in Cuckfield, rent 7s.9d. for 14 years. Fine 4s.8d., being 4d for each year according to custom
Signed, Mr. Harding Gell, Steward to Earl Abergavenny and H. R. Homfray, Steward to Warden Sergison esq

Lease  SAS-WA/301  30 Aug 1860

Contents:
By Charles Juniper to George Roberts of Eastergate, farmer, of All those messuages or tenements with barns, buildings and lands belonging called Moon Hill and Burnst House containing in the whole illacres And also a piece of meadow land containing 1a.20p. called Furnace Flat, all in Cuckfield in the occupation of the said Chas. Juniper. Term, 10 years; rent £150
Signatures of both parties and seals

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/302  21 May 1861

Contents:
Of the Manor of Cuckfield held before Francis Harding Gell, gent., Steward of the Earl of Abergavenny and John Peter Fearson gent., Steward of Warden George Sergison, of the Admission of Henry Upton of Cuckfield, farmer, on Surrender by Charles Packham and Charles Stone, surviving devisees in trust under the Will of Charles Packham late of Hurst-pierpoint, miller decd., on 13 Oct.1860., to two tenements or dwellinghouses, formerly a butcher's shop and piece of land belonging at Ansty Cross in Cuckfield adjoining a customary tenement formerly of Philip Knowles and afterwards Jacob Caffyn's & then of Thos. Field, theretofore parcel of the waste, rent 3d

Agreement  SAS-WA/303  1 Feb 1862

Contents:
By Charles Juniper and Michael Pennifold of Cuckfield, farmer, for the letting to the said Michael of the exclusive right of hunting and shooting and taking game and rabbits on the farm and lands of the said Charles Juniper called Hookhouse in lease to said Michael Pennifold. Term 1 year; rent £12
Signature of both parties

Lease  SAS-WA/304  6 Dec 1862

Contents:
By George Meek of Brantridge in Cuckfield, esq. to Maria Seton of Brook Cottage in Slaugham, widow, of the messuage or dwellinghouse called Staplefield House with the kitchen and flower gardens, stable, farm buildings and granary adjoining at Staplefield Green in Cuckfield. Term, 3 years; yearly rent, £5
Signatures of both parties and seals
Witness: Wm. Devenish, Frome, Somerset

Lease  SAS-WA/305  22 Apr 1864

Contents:
By Charles Juniper to Harriett Philpott of Cuckfield, widow, of a messuage or tenement, barn, buildings, farm and lands in Cuckfield called Hookhouse and Gudsons containing 107a.3r.19p
Term, one year and so on from year to year; rent, £100
Signatures of both parties and seals

Agreement  SAS-WA/306  17 Sep 1864

Contents:
Between Benjamin Jeffery of Cuckfield, carpenter, and John Jeffery of the same place, carpenter, for the employment by the said Benjamin of the said John as foreman in the trades of carpenter and joiner and wheelwright and smith carried on by the said Benjamin in Cuckfield. Term 2 years; wages £66 8s. per annum

Apprenticeship Indenture (not executed)  SAS-WA/307  Jun 1866

Contents:
Whereby George Edward Elliott, aged 15 years, with the consent of his father-in-law John Potter Unwins of Cuckfield, farmer, put himself apprentice to Benjamin Jeffery of Cuckfield, carpenter and joiner for 3 years

Lease  SAS-WA/308  11 Apr 1867

Contents:
By Frederick Waller, esq., of Lincoln's Inn to John Charles Boucher of Cuckfield, esq., of a messuage or dwellinghouse called Northern Breach House on the East side of the main street in Cuckfield Town as then in the occupation of the said J.C. Boucher. Term, 14 years; yearly rent, £55
Signature of lessor and seal

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/309  17 Jun 1867

Contents:
Of the Manor of Cuckfield of the Admission of Henry Upton, by virtue of a Deed of Appointment dated 25 August, 1866, by William Upton and Mary his wife to the said Henry of 2 customary cottages and lands at Ansty Cross in Cuckfield, theretofore Challoners and Batchelors and afterwards Thos. Bridger's, to which the said Mary Upton was admitted on 1 June, 1841. Francis Fearson, deputy steward

Certificate of Contract  SAS-WA/310  22 Jun 1867

Contents:
For the Redemption of Land Tax by the Commissioners to Thomas Cripps of Haywards Heath, carter, of the tax of 6s. on a piece of ground at Haywards Heath, bounded N. by Sydney Road and S. by other part of Haywards Heath

Similar Certificate  SAS-WA/311  2 Dec 1867

Contents:
To Henry Upton of Sparks Farm in Cuckfield, farmer, of the tax of 13s. charged on a messuage in two dwellings at Home Hill near Whitemans Green in Cuckfield and a messuage in two dwellings called Rock Cottages at Ansty Cross, held of the Manor of Cuckfield, containing 3½ acres

Agreement for a Lease  SAS-WA/312A  19 Sep 1867

Contents:
By Joseph Bacon Jeffery of Cuckfield, gent. to Edward Ottley Wollaston of Rusthall, Kent, esq. of a dwellinghouse with coachhouse, stable and buildings and garden at the North end of the Town of Cuckfield in the occupation of Edward Waugh. And also a cottage and garden adjoining the above premises also in the occupation of the said Edward Waugh
Signatures of both parties

Mortgage  SAS-WA/312  27 May 1868

Contents:
By the Cuckfield Gas Company to Henry Penfold of Lindfield, farmer, - for £700 - of a piece of land containing 1/3rd of an acre being the site of the works of the Company and late part of a field called Chatfield Plats, part of Horsegate farm in Cuckfield, Together with the buildings, gasholders, tanks and other erections and fixtures. Seal of Company
Witnesses:- Edward Waugh

Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/313  16 Nov 1868

Contents:
Of the Manor of Cuckfield of a Court of Warden Sergison, lord of the manor, before Thomas Golder White, deputy of John Peter Feron, stewards, of the Admission of Thomas Williams Best, pursuant to a Deed of Appointment executed by Carey Hampton Borrer, to the Public House or Inn called the Green Cross Inn at Anstey Cross in Cuckfield, part of a tenement called Moores or Morrices, the other part being enfranchised And also a stable, Smith's shop and forge; to which tenements Nathaniel Borrer the father of the said Carey Hampton Borrer was admitted (inter alia) on 12 June., 1832

Deed of Covenant (not executed)  SAS-WA/314  1868

Contents:
By Henry Thomas, Earl of Chichester and his Trustees to Edward Chivers Bower of Doncaster, esq., and another for the production of deeds relating (inter alia) to the farm called Naldretts and Cripses in Cuckfield and Ardingly, formerly in the occupation of Wm. Squire and Thomas, Lord Pelham and afterwards of John Picknall and then of Thos. Bannister, which farm was conveyed to the said Bower and Birks by deed of even date

Manor of Cuckfield  SAS-WA/315  18 May 1869

Contents:
Bill of fees on Surrender by T. Batchelor and others to Thomas Bunting of the premises called Uppshop and Surrender by Mr. Batchelor and others to Sarah Elizabeth Norris of a tenement at the Church Gate

Agreement  SAS-WA/316  2 Jul 1870

Contents:
Between Edward Ottley Wollaston of Cuckfield, gent. and William Read of Brighton, dentist, for the subletting to the said Wm. Read of the before described dwellinghouse with coachhouse, stables &c. at the North end of Cuckfield Town and a cottage and garden adjoining. Term, 4 years; rent £80
Signatures of both parties
With a Letter of consent to the subletting from J.B. Jeffery

Schedule of deeds  SAS-WA/317  11 Apr 1870

Contents:
Relating to a piece of land at Brook St. in Cuckfield, called Poll House, the property of Thomas Norris and mortgaged to Peter Gard to secure £100 and interest

Agreement  SAS-WA/318  18 May 1872

Contents:
Between Thomas Bannister and Joseph Flesher for the sale to the latter - for £50 - of a piece of freehold land at Haywards Heath having a frontage of 50 ft. to the Cuckfield and Chailey Roadbeing a site for not more than two houses

Conveyance  SAS-WA/319  1873

Contents:
By the Rev. Thomas Astley Maberley, clerk, W.W. Wyndham Burrley Esq. R.A. Bevan Esq. and Thomas William Best, brewer, to Walter Henry Wyndham Raymond Burrell - for £100 - of 3 cottages and premises at Whitemans Green in Cuckfield called Ticheners. Signatures of 2 vendors and seals

Manor of Cuckfield  SAS-WA/320  26 May 1874

Contents:
Copy of Court Roll of a Court of Warden Sergison of the Admission of William Henry Bray of America Joseph Bacon Jeffery, yeoman, and Thomas Bunting, confectioner as devisees in trust under the Will of Henry Bray decd., to a customary messuage, cottage or tenement in Cuckfield Town there-tofore Best's. Francis Fearon, steward

Similar Copy of Court Roll  SAS-WA/321  26 May 1874

Contents:
Of the Admission of Eliza Caroline Tugwell (in the person of John Henry Ellis her attorney) as the devisee under the Will of Thomas Tugwell her late husband, to a customary messuage erected by John Hamlin on the site of an ancient cottage parcel of premises formerly Martins, to which the said Thos Tugwell was admitted on 25 May, 1858

Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of Cuckfield of a Surrender by James Caffyn of Robertsbridge, to the use of George Sayers of Cuckfield, yeoman, - for £90 - of a customary messuage and garden in Brook Street in Cuckfield, to which the said James Caffyn was admitted, 13 May, 1856. And Admission of George Sayers  SAS-WA/322  26 May 1874

Agreement between Charles Gallow of Cuckfield, butcher, and William Edwin White of Kingston on Thames, chemist, for a Lease to the said W.E. White of a messuage or dwellinghouse & chemist's shop and premises at the Lower end of Cuckfield Town then in the occupation of the said W.E. White. Signature of both parties  SAS-WA/323  Feb 1875

Lease by Edmund Jenner of Cuckfield, retired butcher, to Henry Malyan of Cuckfield, grocer and draper, of Upphouse in Cuckfield Town. Term, 21 years; rent £50  SAS-WA/324  21 Dec 1875

Draft of Conveyance by John Archer of Burgess Hill, gent. to Charles Tiller of Cuckfield, bricklayer, - for £87 - of a piece of land, part of a meadow called Brainesmead near Whitemans Green in Cuckfield  SAS-WA/325  Jun 1876

Draft of Conveyance by the said John Archer to George Tidey of Cuckfield, bricklayer, - for £94 - of a piece of land part of the said meadow called Braines Mead in Cuckfield  SAS-WA/326  31 Dec 1876

Deed of Covenant by Stephen Kent of Lindfield, farmer, with the Local Board for the District of St. Wilfrid's Haywards Heath, for production of deeds relating to lands at Haywards Heath containing 6 acres, part of lands called Petlands which were conveyed to the said Local Board by deed of 2 April, 1874; the said deeds having been delivered to the said Step. Kent as the purchaser from E.J. Best of other part of Petlands  SAS-WA/327  Nov 1878

Mortgage by Norman Stewart of Burgess Hill, gent., to Mrs. M. J. Wood of Uckfield, widow and another - for £1000 - of a freehold messuage and premises in Silverdale Road in Burgess Hill. With endorsed Assignment to Hannah Malyan of Holmwood in Dorking, Surrey, widow  SAS-WA/328  5 Jun 1891

Surrender by Thomas Thorston Riches of the Talbot Hotel in Cuckfield, to Joseph Langton of the Dolphin Brewery in Cuckfield, of a Lease of the said Talbot Hotel dated 13 May, 1885  SAS-WA/329  12 Feb 1894

Lease by Thomas Best of Harvest Hill in Cuckfield, esq. to Alfred E McCreary of Nunhead, Surrey, grocer, of a messuage, shop and stable in Cuckfield, Term, 14 years; rent £45. With endorsed Assignment in 1900 to Louisa Beard, wife of Thos. G. Beard of Brighton, for £40  SAS-WA/330  18 Jun 1894

Agreement between the said A. E. McCreary and Louisa Beard for the sale of the said Louisa Beard of the business of grocer, draper and general stores, for £60  SAS-WA/331  23 Jun 1900

Miscellaneous Documents  [no ref. or date]

Receipt  SAS-WA/332  1746

Contents:
By John Newhous for the use of his Master Mr. Browne of 10s for a post Fine John Hall with Thomas Ridge otherwise Aridge and his wife for 20 acres of land in Clayton. Hilary term, 19 Geo. II

Particulars and Conditions of Sale of freehold estates in Bolney  SAS-WA/333  19 Apr 1805

Contents:
Lot 1. Freehold Farm called Eglands Farm, 55a.0r.23p. in the occupation of John Walder, held of the Manor of Slaugham
Lot 2. Freehold messuage and 10 acres in the occupation of John Crosskey
Lot 3. Two freehold messuages and small fields of meadow
With Contract for the purchase of Lot 2. by Jacob Caffyn for £350

Certificates of Burial 1837, 1850, 1895  SAS-WA/334  1837-1895

Contents:
Elizabeth the wife of Sir Henry Gwillim, knt. at Cuckfield, 23 Jan. 1837
Wat Wheeler at Lindfield, 23 Dec. 1850
Certificate of death of Barbara Pennant Minaham at Cuckfield, 5 April, 1895

Manor of Street  SAS-WA/335  27 Apr 1847

Contents:
Court Fees on Surrender by Wat Wheeler to the use of William Wheeler, including Valuation of the Property £6.16s.2d

Account  SAS-WA/336  3 Mar 1862

Contents:
Of Mrs. Jane King Administratix of the effects of John King, with the estate. Signed by John Francis King, Jane King and Elizth Jane Rand

Account  SAS-WA/337  1862

Contents:
Of Mr John Francis King with the Administratrix of the estate of J. King decd. similarly signed, showing a balance of £158 12s as Mr. J.F. King's share of the personal estate of the Intestate

Draft of Agreement for the dissolution of the two Ardingly Brass Bands and the formation of a fresh Ardingly Bras Band  SAS-WA/338  1896

Record of General Quarter Sessions held at Lewes  SAS-WA/339  7 Mar 1898

Contents:
Of a Certificate by Major Cary Hampton Borrer and Major Genl. Wykeham Leigh Pemnerton, Justices, of a view of a highway made by Stephenson R. Clarke in Horsted Keynes at Lower Sheriffs Farm, that the road was made in a substantial manner and of the width required by the Highway Act 1835

Notice  SAS-WA/340  23 Dec 1903

Contents:
To Thomas Caffyn, esq. and Foster Walder, esq. Trustees of the Will of Richard Palmer decd. of the transfer to the Estate Trustees of the Legal and General Life Assurance Society of a Mortgage affecting the life interest of Mrs. Sims under the Will

Draft of Lease  SAS-WA/341  3 Dec 1878

Contents:
By Mary Dicinson of Hurstpierpoint, widow, to Henry Sayers senor. of Blanches Farm, West Grinstead, farmer, and Henry Sayers junr. of the barn, buildings, lands and premises called Brookside Farm in Henfield containing 100 acres (except the Southwest field) And also fields called the Worms containing 15 ac. also in Henfield. Term, 7 years; rent £113

Transfer and Assignment  SAS-WA/342  20 Aug 1858

Contents:
By Isaac Welfare Ford of Keymer, miller, by direction of John Wood Mercer of Clayton, miller, to Rowland Waugh of Holloway, Middlesex, gent. - for £350 - of a Mortgage debt of £350 owing to the said I.W. Ford upon a Conditional Surrender of 25 Sept., 1854 of a messuage and water mill called Valebridge Mill holden of the Manor of Keymer, rent 3s. 4d. and a small piece of land adjoining the said mill formerly part of the waste of the manor, rent 2d
Signatures of Isaac W. Ford and J. W. Mercer and seals

Similar Assignment and confirmation (badly decayed)  SAS-WA/343  20 Feb 1860

Contents:
By the said Rowland Waugh, Isaac Ford and John Wood Mercer to Robert Andrew Hughes of Brighton, esq., - for £376 5s. - of the said Mortgage debt of £350 and £26 5s. for interest
With endorsed Assignment of 13 July, 1860 by R. A. Hughes to Robert Faithful of Brighton, gent

Assignment by way of Mortgage  SAS-WA/344  2 Oct 1860

Contents:
By Robert Faithful to Charles Lamb of Brighton, gent. and Elizabeth Lamb of Reading, Berks, spinster - for £392 16s.0. of the said principal sum of £388 4s. 2d. and £4 12s. 4d. interest and the said copyhold premises

Re-assignment  SAS-WA/345  17 May 1861

Contents:
By Charles Lamb and Elizabeth Lamb to the said Robert Faithful - for £392 16s.6d. of the said debt and premises. Signatures of all parties and seals
Witness: James Weller, clerk to Mr. C. Lamb of Brighton, Solr

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