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^uiSise:!: ^tctjaeological JJoctetg* 



(Tljt Sussci attjarolosital iocicto. 






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The Society of Antiquaries of London, Somerset House. 

The Royal and Archaeolo^cal Association of Irehind. 

The British Archseological Association. 

The Cambrian Archsoological Association. 

The Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 

La Soci^t^ des Antiquaires de Normandie. 

The Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society. 

The Essex Archaeological Society. 

The London and Middlesex Archaeological Society. 

The Somersetshire Archaeological Society. 

The Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire. 

The United Architectural Societies of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North- 

hampton, Bedfordshire, Worcestershire, and Leicestershire. 
The Kent Archaeological Society. 
The Surrey Archaeological Society. 

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Annnal Report ix 

Financial Statement xi 

List of Members xiii 

1. Bacton. By the Bev. F. H. Abnold 1 

2. Further Notices of Winchelsea. By W. D. Coopeb, Esq. ... 20 

3. ^>n the Domestic Habits and Mode of Life of a Sussex Gentleman, in 

the 17th, and early part of the 18th Century. By the Ber. 

Edwabd Turner^ 96 

4. The Sussex Election PoU-Book of 1734. By Hu<m Wtatt, Esq., LLJ>. 73 

6. On a Vessel found near Glynde. By the Bev. W. ds St. CaorL, Hon. 

Sec 82 

6. Hastings Documents. By T. Boss, Esq 85 

7. Chimney Back of Sussex Iron. By S. Eykbshxd, Esq. 119 

a Cells of Battle Abbey. By the Editos 123 

9. Brasses in Sussex Churches. By the Ber. Edward Txtrhrr . 129 

10. Wall Paintings in An Saints' Church, Hastings. By Thomas Boss, Esq. 192 

11. Archffiological Miscellanies. By the Edetqb 200 

12. Parliamentary Surrey of the County of Sussex, A.D. 1649 — 1653. By 

John Boebbt Danikl-Ttbbxn, Esq., F.SA. 217 

To be concluded in the next volume. 

18. Bacton Monumental Inscriptions. By the Ber. F. H. Arnold . 314 

14. Notes and Queries 318 

15. Index 329 

16. Corrigenda 346 


Tomb of Hugh Gounter and his wife to face . 1 

Punch Bowl given by Charles II. to Mr. and Mrs. Symonds . . io foM . 12 

Hall of Racton House io face . 16 

Hickstead Place to face . 43 

Vase found near Glynde to face . 82 

Grate-back of Sussex Iron to face . 119 

Etching of the only ornamental port of Henfield Church . . to face , 213 

Arms of Henry VII. at Hickstead on . 44 


Im BOoonUnoe tritb a roBolutinn of the Committico. elTort« were mado in the paat 
TOM t<a the enlloctioD of pjt^ean of entiscriptialle b; the Hononuy Secretai^ uf 
Commlttea (Bct. W. <le St. Ccoii). The Balance-Sbeot herewith given will show 
Umt theie ellurle wen siiccesBful. The aabscription to tha Society ie due in the 
month of JoDiuuy, in adiranoe. for the year then cnnunencing. Tbo annuaj 
Tolniiie of Collations is isEued U> those memben only whose subscription toe the 
year is paid ; niembexs, therefore, wlio are in arreaz in payment of subscription, 
will also be in ureor in the receipt of the annnal vdmnt-, Efforts have aJso been 
nuula by the Honoraiy Seuretaiy of Conunittee to obtain a correct list of the 
U«inberB uf tlie Society. TliHse efforts have been, in general, s.ttended by sucoess ; 
; is still to be feared tlint inaccuracies and omissions may be olwerved, for 
the correction of which tbo Bonortuy Secretary of Committee will be obliged. 

The Koaorury Cumtor iind Librsrion (J. Cooper, Esq., F.S.A.) bos arranged 
th<r books, pmupblets, Ac., belonging to the Sode^, in due order, and h catologna 
is placed in the Borbioin, UcmberB of the Society may at ajiy lime obtain aoceai 
to thia Libraiy, and may borrow books by application to the Warder, at Lewea 
Ca«U». For the future all volmnes will be iseuedti'om Lewes. Local Secretsries 
Uil others teqiiiiing volumes are requested to communicato witli J. Cooper, Esq., 
T.B.X., UonoT Bouse, Kingston, near Lewes, the Honorary Curator and Librarian. 
The proposed Reprint of Volumes ii.. iii., cuid t. tbe Committee are not yet 
kble to pcTHseed with, inamnuch as the number of applicatjons for these volumes 
la not yet sufBcicnt to warrant the undertaking. 

The Sommer Excursion Meeting of the Society for la'O was hold at Bye, en 

Tfaiusdny, Augnat 11th. Tbo Cboinniui of thedny wiia J. O. Dodson, Esq., M.P. 

Ooorgo Shide Butlor, EHq.. F.8.A., Local Secretary, with C. P. Meryon, W. B. 

Tannar, Jumm Book, Esqrs., and othere. not memben of the Society, acted as 

■nb-comniiUwi- for Bye, in conjunction with the Itevds. W. Powell and W. deSt. 

Croiii kppoJDlol by the General Committee. Mr. Butler acted as guide to tha 

Cbwch and other Looal Antiqaitica. Mr. U. A. Lower reudered service as guide 

Ounbor Costlu. The dinner was provided at the Qeorge Hot«l, in Bye, oiiJ 

groat satiafaction was mpressud ut the provision made. The Mayor of Bye, Mr. 

Duui Judge, kindly gmiited ibo use of the Town Hall for the exhibition of 

IioimI Autiiioitiee, tuid, iu cnnjunctiun with tbe local anthorittoa. rendered every 

WBtiUicn which could be reqnired for the suoccsafid conduct of the meeting. 

Tbn Antnnm Meeting of the Society wnsboldoaOotobureth, atThrecBridgu', 

Itenuv on cxcunaon ww mndu by nulwny to Row-font. By the kind permissinu 

lUf KrCortiji Luii]H<Bi. Bart, (who uiifoTtouately was absent), tho House w.wi 

1 1" «!uw. After itwpeotlon (if tbe vun'ina objects of interest here, a vitil 

paid t» Wiittb iTbnn^ A plate of thisohnnji ia given in volume viii. oftlie 

«t^a CoUsctioni, 1H&6, with u minute diseription tbenxif by W. S. Walford, 

., P.8JL Tb« Sodety had viKit^ul tliia <.*liun>h in IHIiG. 'lI. tbu August Annu.d 


Meeting, and it was remarked by the members who were then present that 
evidences of decay and weakness were most clear. At the visit of 1870 it was 
seen that repair, amounting in part to re-edification, had been attempted. It 
was the nnanimous opinion of the members present that this repair had been 
conducted in a judicious manner, and with a due regfard to the preservation of 
the ancient characteristics of the edifice. If some few portions of the old structure 
had been unavoidably removed, replacement, where practicable, had been effected ; 
and, moreover, there were exposed to view, and fixed in perpetuity, portions of 
ancient work which had hitherto been concealed. 

It scarcely lies within the province of a Report to enter into details which more 
properly belong to another portion of the volume, and it is to be hoped that in the 
next volume a paper will be presented stating explicitly the work which has been 
done at Worth Church, and giving an account of the ancient work heretofore 
concealed but now displayed. 





1870. £ s. d. 

AwTninl SabecriptioDs, 1870 ... 273 U 

ArrearB 94 

Annual Sabscriptions, 1871 — in 

advance 8 

Dividends on Conaols 4 13 6 

Sale of Books 16 12 

Life Sabscriptions 10 10 

IlluBtration Fond, per Bey. E. 

Turner 10 

£410 15 6 


1870. £ s. d. 

Mr. Campkin's disbursements 7 10 

Mr. M. A. Lower 50 

Sundries — Clerk's and other 

Expenses 7 10 7 

Salaries 81 

Binding 6 16 4 

Stamps. Statiouerj, Advertis- 
ing Meetings, &o 26 17 9 

Expenses Annual and Autumn 

Meetings 4 12 6 

Vol. XXII-Mr. Bacon's Bill 183 19 8 

„ Illustrations 82 15 

Balance 61 14 

£410 16 5 


Visitors ... 


£ s. d. 
.. 75 9 8 


7 4 4 


.. 2 15 

£85 8 7 


1870. £ g. d. 

Pfttit, Wages 26 

Taxes, &c 12 14 11 

Bent, one jear to Michaelmas, 

1870 81 8 

Coals 4 8 6 

Pettit, Commission 3 15 6 

Repairs 2 

Balance 6 19 8 

£85 8 7 

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B«T. G. H. WOOD*. U-A., CbiAaUr 

T. W. WoxroB, E^., Brisbtoo 

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of Arms 
Ada, Mr. J. S„ Milton Court 
Aleiander, W. C, Em., HorD«ey 
Allfra;, Q. Ehi., Londnii 
Andniw, B. T. S., Eu^ Tnnbridse Wella 
Arkcoll, ThoB., Em ., Herstmoaomu 
Arnold, E., En,, ChiEheater 
AtbenBDm Club, Loniion 
AtUnboraaRh, Bci. W. F , FletchiBg 
AncUuid, Mra^ Lowes 
Baeon, G. P., Esq., Lewes 
"Bacon, Bet. Tbuiuu, WiuEonliolt 
Bilker, J. B^ Esq., Buitcd 
Booka, £. H. B., Esq., Rje 
•Banks, Ber. Q. W., Worth 
BftTbn, Mr. Wm., WiUingdon 
BKrcbanJ, Elpliinntane. E< 

DuddlsdweU, UckGeld 
Barehard, Fmnoia, Eaq., Horated Place 
Barclay, DunalJ, Kaq.. MnjGold 
Bartlett, Eor. W.^ Wiaborongli Viearaga 

Batbnrat, Cavt. H., Eait Dereham, Nor- 

Batea, Mr. Jag.^LewB* 
Bsttje, B*T, W. WUbarforca, Hover. Kent 
Baiter, W.E. E«q., Lcwoa 
Baylo;, Miai, Keymer 
Beattie, A., E<q., CbJiteliunt 
Beard, 6., Esq., Kottiagdean 
Beard, T. E., E*()., Lewea 
Board, HiH Matilda, Bottinedmi 
Bcokley, Mr. Q., TnnbndgB WelU 
BeeohiiiK, Thoe^ Esq. Timbridge Weill 
BeUamT, Ura^ Tnubiidgo Wells 
BetliDgham, C., Esq., BrJBhtoD 
Bellingham, Misa 8^Bje 
Benge, Jas^ Eaq., Boyal Maiouio Insti- 

talion, Wood Green, N. 
Biddalph, A. G- Eaq., Bnrton Park, Pet- 

Biffffe, Mra. Arthur, Brighlon 
Biahop, Miss, Qastiuga 
•Blaauw, Hre., Beechland 
Blaaaw, T. St. LPKer, Esq., Nowiuk 
Elaber, C. O., Esq., Brighton 
Blackbnm B., Esq., LaDKlon, Kent 
BWdBn J . A . .Esq Polworth 
Blaker, Edgar, Esq., LetFen 
BUkiaton, Bov. Bulpb, Milbnm, Fl;- 

Blencowe, J. O., Esq., Biaehun 
Blcncowc, H. W^ E»q., M.A., The Hooke 
Blew, Bar. W J., M.A., UndoD 
Bloiain, Bov. J. Rodko, U.D., Beediufc 
Blunt, P.S., E«q..Wo»th 
Biyth, H.,Sw|., Lews* 

Bnrrer, Ker. Preby. Carey n,, Uacst-Rer- 

•Borrer, Cant. Clifford, Brigbtoa 
Borrer, W., E»j., M.A., F.L.S., CowfoM 
•Borrer. Lindfield, Esq., HonfiBid 
BowJler, CharJoE, Eaq., Rnncton 
Bowles, Bel. F. A- H.A., SinsUtoti 
Boxall, B., Eaq,, Wisboroagh Graen 
•BoiaU, W. P Esq Brigbtoa 
Boys, Jacob, Esq., BrightOD 
Braden, J. G , Esq., Lewes 
Braitbwaito, Ber. G., UBiersbaai, Wait- 

Brand, Bight Hon. H., M.P Glynds 
BcoBscy, T., Esq., U.P., SormBuhorst, 

Bray, Ber. E., Kingalon, Lewea 
BriiW's, Rev. A. U., Boddingtoa, CroydoD 
Brooke, P C, Esq., Uffurd, Woodbridga, 
Brown, Alex., Eaq., Cottoamore Ball, 

Brown, B«T. Felix, M.A., Stopbam 
Brown, J. E., Esq., Sborebam 
Browne, Re». Prebj. H., MA., PewuMy 
Buck, Bov. W. H. H-, 8e«ford 
Buckall, Leonard, Esq., MJ)., ChidlBrtcr 
Bockborat, Lord, Enole 
Burden, Ilrg. Cotafcad, Lnrgaaliall, Pet- 

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Castle, West Grinstead 
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Burt, Henn Matbewa, Esq., London 
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Byaas, Thomas 8., Esq., MJ).,Cackfield 
ByuB, B. B., Esq., Tunbridg« Weill 
Camden, The Marqais, K.G., Bayham 

Campion, Bev. C.Ueatbcote, WeetmeatiMI 
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Card, Mr. H., Lewea 
Cardalo, Eev. E. T., UckGeld 
Carpanter, H., Esq., London 
Cartor, W. Bonbaia, Esq,, Alreratokc, 
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CoI«,T H., K«i., HMtinRa 
CDmbc, Dojw QurTc;, Esq., F.8.A., 

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Cooke, Re*. Thou,, M,A., Brigbtoa 

F.S. A,, London 

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Cuwiu, P.W„ K»q CUplmrn Piirk, Surrey 
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Cmrthope, C. F., E»i., Uoraliai 
Crmk, A.,Eni.,BTigh- 

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C>raike;, Win., £•«., I.<:<wcB 
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Daintry, A., Em.. Pelwortli 

Balbj, Mr. O, fteynine 

Dtnlel-TyMitn, J. k..Ewj., F.S.A., Brieh. 

•Daniel -TyMoD, A., Esq., M.A.,«i, Cban- 

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Cartv, Geo., Esq., Mnrkly 
DBT*y, Hr. JoMpb, Lcnci 
OkTay, Be*. H. M., H.A., Cbichexter 
DkTlea, Majar-Ocnoral F., Dai>»Lunt 
•D*ii.a, ITin, Dan^borat 
Darie^ Byau, Esq., Dnni-linrit 
II*T, John, Em., Cckfli'lJ Hutira 
Dm, W. a., E»q., 81, 8»itlim'* Une 

Da*. HIi* A., »t. 8»ilbin'* Lnue, Loudoi 
iJJo U Warr, The Earl. C.R., Bnekhnrat 
•»• U Zoudii, Lord, F.S.A., Farbam 

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DaltM, Ur. Wni. I)»ury, Tonbndge Welti 
SnimaD, Hun. Biclmril. DruTe, CbicUfitei 

DanoRlt, W. H., Ekj., Worthing 
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Da f ntion, Rsr. FiUr, U^, BodmeU 

DeTonBhire.ThBDukooT, E.G., Eaatbonnia 
Dickins, C. Sonwo, E«q., Coolbnrst 
DiakiasoD, Mra., Hurel-Piorpoint 
Dilka, W., Esq. Ohieheilar 
DiioQ, Henry, Esq., Frankham 
DiioD, Miu, Wivclififlid 
Dodion, J. 0., Esq., M,P., Conejborongh 
Dormon, Mr., St. Leouardg-on-Seu 
DouElaH, Rer. Canon, M.A., Asblins 
Drakeford, D., Esq., Elm Grore, Lawn 

Drewitt, Eobyrt Dantrej, B»q,, Peppering 
Dnke, Ber. F., U.A.. Cbicbeiter 
Dombrell, Jamea, K«q., Ditohlinor 
Dnnoau, &,, Em., M.D., Tunbridge Well* 
EedU, her. Preby. E., M.A., Sonth Bar- 


Eilgo, Rflv. W., J., BiinoBdeii 
Edmnndu, Riehard, Em., Worthing 
EdvnLrdea, T. Dyer, E>q., Hyde Park 
"-'■», London 

_ _. _ , .A.,Berwiot Baotory 

Etmiley, A., Esq., Lewes 

Elnhinitone, Howard W., Esq., Wimble- - 

BIrted, W. P., Ewj-.DoTar 

•ElweB, D. 0., Eaq„ P.S.A.. Sonth Berited 

ElwBs, H. T., Biq., Werthoathly 

Elwood, Mm.. Clayton Priory 

Emory, Mr. H. Millor, BMUJonrna 

Etniiry, Albert, Etq., TLutinss 

•Bvani, J., Eaq^ F.B.S., F.S.A , Nftdi 

UUIj, Hnnel Heri.psted 
Evani, R., Esq., Alfriitfln 
■Evans, Thomas, Esq., Lyminrtflr 
Ererest, Mr. W.. Tnnhridgo Well* 
*Gvprshed, &., Esq., Euatboome 
Fairies, Ber. 8 eptiian^ B.A., Lurgaiball 
Farncombe, Mr. JoBOph, Lew«B 
Fames, W,, Esq., Lewes 
Feoron, John Peter, Esq., Chownea 
Field, A. G., Esq., BriRhtoD 
Field, George, Etiq., Aflinrat Park 
Field, Jn.,EKt., Domden, Ton bridge WelU 
Fielder, Geo., Esq., lUdbroak, East- 
Fisher, Richard, Esq.. F.S.A., Midhmrt 
FUs-Gerald, John P., Esq., Pendleton, 

Fitf Hugh, Re*. Prcby. W. A., M.A., 

Fit* Hugb,W. H,, Eaq., London 
•Fletcher, John ChailcB, Esq., Dale Park, 

Pn»l«r, BeT. Preby. H., M.A., Seliey 
Furti^r, Re«, Ht., M.A„ BurpliHm 
FoslOT, Her. J. 8., M.A.,Wivel«fiBld 
•FoyatOT, R". H. B., M.A.. Hastings 
•Foyster, Kst. 0. A., M j\., Hiie( * 

sossEx abcHjBolooicai. society. 


•Fn«hfl<rld. Edwin, Ex]., B*nk Baildiiigs, 

Frffu, Rot. H., U.A., Hot* 
Q»ee, Vwoiiint. Firlo 
Quo, U.-Cai Bon. H. K., nrl« 
Oaunafurd, Jno., K«ij., Brighton 
Qaiulbnl, Uus, BriBatoii 
OarohkiD, OkpUU, Deaiirartli U dm, 

" " , I 

ITu., : 

Oi'll, luiffo. Han., herrta 

Qibwin, T. F., Em., Tanbridgtt Well* 

Olmier, W., Kaql/Hutiun 

Godloe, BurwoM, Giq., Lcmu 

GoidoD, Hn., BuidoroM 

Garlng, Be*. John, M.A., Wtil«n Puk 

GorriDff, Mrs. H. B., So^ort 

•Qoirer, G. L., Esq., F.S.A.., 'ntsey Pu-k, 

Onibiun, J., Esq., Eastbonnio 
•Qnnthnm, Qa>., Esq., Bviiomb« PIm« 
Gtavel)', Hidhud, Esq., Nmricik 
OrsTFly, Thoniai, Esi., Confold 
Greares, W. E«q., Brighton 
GTegOTT. G. B., En., U.P., Boanell, 

BawUmr - 
Oriffilha, Re 
GriStb*, R., E«i.. 
Groiet, J. P., Eh.,, Lei __ 
GrnRgen, F. W., E*q., ChiebeWer 
•Balei, Ra<. R, C , Woodraaofule 
HkU, J. E Eanllajr, Em., H«ifield 
HiJrted, C. T., Esq., ChiehL-atet 
BsiDilton, Hn., E«>iilworth 
Hainond, Oapt., Aihnrat ho3ge, Eut 

rrfnvA ICui Tlnffulinh 

HucDiirt, Coi. F. 'fctaoa, Iiuit*'d Piirk 
Ztidj, 3. 8., Esq., U.P., Camden Hill, 

HarUnd, H., E»q., M.D., Wadhnrst 
Harria, W., Esq^ WorfWiig 
Harrii, H. B., Esq,, Briglitci. 
Batruum, W. H., Esq., CauibeTwelt 
Harruon, H. D^, Esq^ Cnekfield 
HarriKm, W,, E»d., Boehampton 
Hart, W. H., Esq., F.8.A., Tlia WhiU 

Home, 6t. PBtBi'a, CuDterbary 
Haviland, Bev. 0. B., M J... Warbleton 
Hawiei, feoi-. W. H.. M.A., SlauBbain 
*Baorkvs, TinintliT, Rw)., Hinmngbam 
■Hawkinn, B<"r. «., MA., lAmbcrhiirrt 

Park, Vkwnrth 
Eawkiu. Edwin, Emi,, London 
H«tilon,H«T.W., Uidlmnit 
HaylBT, B»«. J. BorrolL M.A.. BriKbtli.ig 
Uajlc}. Bar. Butrvll, M A., Caliiti'ild 
BulIU, W., Em.. Lundan 
Qgad, Hr. J., Lawct 
Heoijr, Capt, Janai. BUekdowu 
Hantr, C. P., Big., NorthUad*. Cbivhroter 
Hapharw. TUt. F. B., UJi., Cbailov 
•Heakatb, Robt., E*q., F.B.S., Londo 

nul. R«f. RiiwI?T, Fnut 
■HiU, Cbu., Esq., F.S.A., West Qoalhlf 
HiU, Mr. John, Mam&cid 
BiUman, Sdwsrd. tU]., Lewn 
HiUa, Oordoo M., E«|., London 
Hoars, Rct, B.BI U^ , Canua, IV. 
Hoare Rer. W. H., Worth, Cnwiej 
Htnlgbi], J., Gai., Sb^UefB, Lewea 
" - T. Casbdl, Eaq "-- — ' — 
Robt., Eiq., 

□Lnwt, London 
U-Ulambj, Mr H-Tunbridge Wdl« ' Her. T. A., M.A., Poyning* I 
Holland, Rer. Chaa., Petwotth ' 

" "\;yv.]i.," "-->■- 
iit, Min, M 

lan, Henry. ,., . . . , 

•Holmes, E. C., Esq., Arandel 
Holmes, O. P., taq., ArDodel 
BonjKOod, ThoB., Esq., Uorsbam 
*Hap«, A. .1. BeryiifonI, Esii- DJ 

F.S.A^ H-P.. Bodgbnry Park 
Hoper, H~ E"!', Lowur Beading 
HortOD, G., Esq., London 
Howard, Mrs., 28, Old Stoine, i 

lagh.Esij., Bri^btlinfr 
^hermanbarj Pa», 1 

Hughes u. 
Honl, lira., 
Hant, ^vriiard Hnaev, Esn^ I, 
Horst, Bobt. Henrjt, Esq.. K.P., _ 
Husscy, Edward, Esq., Scotnej Ci 
•Huaicj, E. L., Esq., OiTord 
HnHsej, E. C, Set,., F.B.A,, London I 
HntcJiiBBon, Bei. %<»., M.A.. "--^^ 
Infield, H, J., Ur.. Brigblon 
Ingrain, Rey. H. U., H.A., };tejain| 
Ingram, Mrs. Hnjrh, t*teyning 
IiLgmm, Mias, Kickvridb, CliaileT 

1, Joa.. E«i., Chi'*- 

1, John, Esq^BI 

Johtiwn' Edw.w'., Esq., Chicbeat^r 
JohnBon,UrB. Lnttman, Binderton Houie, 

Johnson, Mr.B. 8., WeBtam Rd., Bnghttm 
Jone*. U., Esq., I^iea 

Jones, C.G.jEaii., Gmvelje, Lindfield 

Jonei., Bei. W. U., Motlram-iu " -""^ 

ilal'' Vicarage, Chnabire 
Jones, John, Esq., Nulley 
Kell*l, H., Eaq,. CDuborweU 
•King, H., Esq., Isfinid Pliicc, w^.« 
King, Mrs. Joippb, Findhury Oircna 
Eithy, Rev. H. T. M.. M.A., Mnjftrf 
Kirby, Mrs., HVst 
Kirkfand. Mr. W., Eo«tl"iurne 
Kiiightlnv, W. P.. Esq , LL.D.. 

l.niiiliu, Mr. Bichnrd, !,?«.■• 
•I^imipfon, Sir C M., Tl™rl., Boutin! 
Lane. H^nrj C„ Esq., Middlett 
Laiuaon, T., Eliq,, flriglilun 
l«rking, J. W Esq.. AaidcwnH 

- iGrinataad 


Lubio;;, CnthboTt, Eai., Stone Honae, 

Sut On lint end 
Latnlw, 0. T.. Ejq , C.B., P.K.G.8,, 

Clapluni HouM, LewM 
•Liorio, P. N,. K«.. Pailiill Park 
LaiTTeniis, JbiUpb, S»H; BaUIb 
Likwwiioc, CIuirl«i, EKj.,B&ttle 
liUBohi Hub, CUpliam, Bnrrcj 
L«ga, IUt. H., H.A^ Uiant 
Lfgh, J, Fennin^tan, Esq., Ujia, I. W. 
Lbdox, J. O. J., Eiq., London 
L«iili«, Mr>.,Wu>t Hall, Aberdeen 
iMlic, C. 9., En., SliuJoD HoDBe, Aran- 

Lnwm Library Snciet; 
•I.ewin,'ni(nn»«,E«i.,IfieU M.A .F.S.A. 
taj, K«T. Jobo, M.A., Waldroa Bntorf 
LinuigtuD, O. S,, R»<i., Pliui1>«t, Ewiei 
Liitor, John, Em., WnmingUil 
Litlo,^(. G. A. U., H.A., Lewei 
Lloji Col. G. K. Chit, Liuicing 
•Locoek, Sir CliM.. Birt., M.U., LoBdon 

Lundtin Corp»rntiiin Idbniry Cominttt^e 

long, C. T., K«<| , Satohnrat 

LoiiH, MIu Tyliu,>;, near Arandel 

Long, Miw Bmuui Tjlney, nMlr Anmdel 

' - -ocoft, C. J., Esq.. Hflvant 

uuwUiar, A(n^ London 

Laou, John Clair, £m., F.S.A. , Lewe* 

Lnxford, J, O., tea., Highnm, Hawkhnral 

Luiford, Hey. O. C, MA. HiBhum, 

l.nlt, U., Ego., Epwm 
Jfcbcrlj, lUv. T. 4y M.A., Cockfield 
KMAdwD, Unjar, Bc«ae llill, Cackfield 
•MMkinlay, D., E*]^ FoilokibifMa 
HeQooen, Oeavnl, Cantprbar; 
IfoQBMD, J. It., KBq., Cbiuley 
Vscimv, J" Bnq., L-we« 
lUnb;, U<!nt.<:ol., F.R.S., Ac, E<ut- 

Usnhint, W. T., Eht., Lnndon 
HwUnnko, Mrs. Pl.ilfp, FnicUglit 
MmU™. Mr. J, «... U)nd.,n 
Uaiun, Mn^ Arundvl 
Ifaltlicm, II. J., Ea.}., UiinbiKn 

M«yer, Jw-pb, fenq^i'.S, 

J-., -ow-pli. Bud,, * 

3lHoir, B«T. K. W., H.A., Heighten 

Qrtige, Brightoa 
Vm^owb, Geh., EtKi„ Hutiriici 
Uwdlkod, ficT. T., U.A., Sttrning 
Melrilli-, Hi«, Hatiiield Lo.lge 
lUrriflold, F., Keq., Brighton 
Hnjon, C. P.. K*)., Kye 

•MUaot, E«. J.. Liadfleld 
VtWhoU, W. W., Kvi., Amndol 
'Vitah»U, Bi'v. H., M.A., F.S.A., Roahun 

Sltfurd, W. T, Et>i., M.P.. I'll. Hill 
olSDeux, Qttiirgv, Emi., I>ki 

Mr. Join, TDnbridl^■ Wells 

„ W., K*j., I'oltii,d.l 

Wornn, K., Em., Tunbridga Wi'lla 
VomU, Miu, HrigbUin 
(wla, B«*. Cuon, B. D., Old ShonLBio 
Ti^tUr, Bur. C. W. A., M.A., Wiston 

Nnppep, U. Pj, Ebq., Loxwood 

Naeb A. O., Eaii-, BuHingball St., London 

Nwbitt, A.. Esq., F.S.A., Old Lands, 

NuiilL Hon. Ralph. H&Iling Honae, 

NeTill. Lady Caroline, BiiUncr Manor, 

Nerill, l^y Dorothy, PctersBBld 
Newman, Mrs. P. B., Burton -Latimcf, 

Nicboli, John Ooagh, Esq., F.S.A., 

Hohnvood Park, Dorking 
•KichoUi, Bei. H., M.A,, Petwortb 
NicboUon, Mrs., Len 

NoBkcf, lir, J..Cbiddinsly 
Noble.Capt., Forest Lodge, 
Norfolk, T)iB Dnke of, Arnndel Caatle 

., Forest Lodge, MareaGeld 

Norman, Mr. S., St. Jobn'e Common 

Nott, Cant., I.N. , Lewea 

W. E. C, B»q., BHghton 

Oniona, J. C, Eaq,, Rose HUI, Brigbton 
Orme, Bev. J. B., M.A., Angmering 
•Urmecod, E. L., Eaq.,M.D., BHgUon 
Ottor, The Ven. Arrhdracon, Cowfold 
•OofTj, iVpderie, Esq., Tr,8.A„ London 
Pain, Mr. J. K.. Tnnhridge Walla 
Piune, Ll.-Col., Palcliora 

Papiilon, T., ^sq.. Crowlnrst Park 
Pari*, G. de Esq.. Brighton 
Parriugton, KoT. Canon, M.A., Chiahea- 

Parton*. J. L,. Eaq , Lswen 
Patohing, Mt. E. C., Worthing 
Paiton, Henry, Esq., Wesldean 
Poacher, W., Bag., Eb.Tnowe 
PewlnM, E. W., Ew., Eait GHnstesd 
•PeaMcl, H . Eag., Middle Temple. Loudon 
Peufold, Capt., Junr. United Boriica 

Clnb, IionJon 
Punlpy, M., Esq.. Brighton 
Petlpj, Roy. e„ M,A. 
Pbillipa, Barclay, Esq., Brighton 
PhiUippB^Mr. Joiiti,northii>ir 
PiiaToint, Eev. bTw., M.A., Esrtbonrne 
Pigeott, BeT.PraB. AUen, M.A., Wortbitijf 
Pitflher, J. Carey, Esq., 
■Pitman, Her. Preby. T., M.A., East- 

•Plowea. John Henry, Esq., London 
Pouocb, J. Crawford, Litq., Brigblon 
PolohamploD, Kev. E., M .A., UartGeld 
Pott, Acthnr, S»q., Sonthboro", Kent 
PowvU, Iter. WilTiam, M.A., Newiok 
Puwcll, Jamea D^ Esq.. Newivk 

1, J.O„EBj..We,thoi»tt 

,W. J., Esq., Brighton 

Pfieo, John K., Ewi., London 

Fricf, lUmMlriu W., E»i., Eaat GtJnatead 

Prini^., C, Lt K*, p.K.i.S,, UftV&ii. 


.per, B.. u., "M;, -iif-u™.!. 
__ itaMen, A. C, Esq., Asbunt, Kea 
Rawdan, Mn., Bath 
Boul, BcT. T. F. B., Witb;h>u 
Benatuiw, T. C, EBq., Hatwurds neath 
EUdnra, Be*. G.. ll.A., Uid-LBmot 
Kohirdi, Ber. J. S. M., LsightUQ Bu«- 

Riclunkoa, J. H., Eiq-.TanbridgQ Welli 
Biclwrdiotl, J. M., June, Esq., Tan. Wslla 
BiehanUan, Rer. W. E., Boutlioirar Em- 

Riokmon, Jolin, E>q., Lewes 
BiDkmaa, B. P., Esq., LcwM 
Hidgdali-, Eov. Preb B.. M A., Tminston 
Hobertion, Patrick P., Esq., Hutiam 
■EobeKioD, R«>. Dirie, HJl., TeiTT'l 

CroM, Qimt^Pierpoiiit 
Bobvrtwii], Dr. Lickbart 
Bobiaon, A., Eiiq., Wett Lavwit UooM 
Rock, Jaiuei, Ekj^ Hinting* 
Budjcrn, M-. Em., Ho'a 
Boiiara, R. J., Ecq., Briglitnn 
Rogom, Dr. lUnij, Ea»t GriiintBad 
Bo^ G., Eh., F.S.A , Loudoa 
Roper, JohnW., E»., Frunt 
Boot, Col. Holden. The Forns, Wi.elafiold 
Boss, T., Em., Httslings 
Boss, Hy,, Esq., F.S.A. , Swaosuotnbo 
lioaseter, Mrs., Iford Manor 
Ro>»p11. Mr. E., Lenea 
Bowlau J, Rcr. W. J., Flushing Fiilmoutb 
%oviton. Rev. Peter, M.A., Bndlin^n 
RadBick, Mr. N., Lfwe. 
Bosh, Ber. Searj John, M A , Rastin^on 
Buuell. Mr. Albion, LewBS 
RnaMtll,Bev.J. C, M.A., Lewci 
BnMor Jos., Esq., M.D., Brigblan 
Saint, RvT- J. J., U.A., (iniombridea 
Salomon*, Sir D., Bar ., U. P., Tun. Weill 
Sanders, Mr. Jamei, Hailsliaui 
Sandluvin, Ber. J. M., M.A., Culilwattham 
Sairyr, Cul., Brighton 
Sawyer, G, D., Esq., GB, Buckingham 

Pla™, Bricbton 
Baxby, T., Esq.. Firle 
8clat«r, Jomsa H., Esq,, Nowick 
Scott, M. D., Eh., Hove 
Boott, Sir Sibbald D., Bt., F,S.A., LoDdon 
Krriiens, G., Eiq., HasUngi 
Scaton, S., Esq., Clijtharo 
SelmoB. Ju . Jr., Esq., North iaio 
Settle, Capt.. R.S.A., Southoirr 
•SbaJwcll, W. Drew Lucas, Esq., Fairliaht 
Bimrp, John, Esq., F.G.S., TiiBliridge 

Sharp, J. H., Ksq., Brighton 
8liiiri.o, il. J., Esq , Hortlny Wintney, 

Sholfii'ld, The Enrt nf, Sli«ni.<l.l PInca 
Siirriiluu, Jno., Esq., Eastbonrue 
Sbifrnor, Thomaji. Ksq., Weatimnic 
Shiffitor, Be*. Sir O, Croiton. M.A., Bl., 

Cumbe, LiiiiM 
Bhomw, C. J.. Esq^ London 
SbQckborgb, Mm., IfursfriiTTiiiint 
Sitlnsy, Cspt. H. M., Brighton 
BimmoQi, Heorj, Esq., asaford 

SimpsoTi, Ber. H. W., M.A,, Barfiin 
Skilbect John, Esq., Brighton 
I Slater, WiUiam, Esq., London 

"-■"• " ■' Km.,SaltHi" '■ 

. . ]., Paddockhn 
ith. Rev. Praby. Henry,A , 

West Pirle 
Smith, Mr. J. Ruaaell, London 
Smith, Mr. W. J., Brighton 
Smith, O. A., Esq.. Enat GHnstead 
Smith, J. MaxSeld, Esq., Le*ea 
Smith, J. Biohardsaii, Eaq., St. L 

Smythe, Lewu, Esu., M.D., Lewei 
*Siiaith, Miss filiialwth, Bdgbtoi 
Snooks, Mrs., Chicliaiter 
8o<iko[t, B«T. H., H.A., Sutton 
•Sperling, Ber. J. H., M.A„ WeatI 
Spratlpy, J. 8., Esq., Bow 
Stoinea, P. W. Esq., Sf, l««oniu^i 
Slapley, Mr, H., Tunbridge Wella 
St. Crmi, Bbv. W. J*, Mi., GlyWa 
Sti-ad, But. A., H.A,, Oviogdemi 
StenniD);, J. C, Em]., Halsfucd, 

Sleuart, A. Gow, Ein., tViwlen Park 
»U.oe, i\ W., Esq., Tunbridgs WbU« 
Struatfeild. R. J„ Esq, Ueklicld 
Strickland, Mr. G^o.-Baihiham 
Sutton, Bey. R. S„ M.A., Bypa 
Sutton, 8er. Preby. B., M.A., Blii 
Swainson, Rev. Canon, D.D., CbichetbK 
•Swift, John, Esq., Eastbourne 
Syhes, Sir F. U., Bart., Is(>nbnnt 
Talbot de Mokbide, Lord, FJt.^., F.B.A., 

Mahiliide (^tlc, Dublin 
Tanupr, W. B., Esq , Rye 
Tiiytor, n., Esq., East Griostead 
Ti^rry, Juhn, Esq., Bjc 
Te«, Bov. E. L. k, B.4., Earls Colnc, 

Tliomu, W. Broderick, Esq., London 
Thomac, Uctd. S. Webb, Soot hcasa 
Thompson , T. G, E«)., Forest Bow, East 

Thorp, Ktr., Brojle Place, Lewea 
Thorpe, G. Architnild, Esq., UaaliQgs 
Thorpo, Mr, B, H., Battle 
Tindall. W. H.. Esq., Tunbridge Wells 
Tite, Sir W., F.B.S., V.P.S-A., M.P., 

Tooke, Mrs, CheTnl, East Grinstead 

•Toarle, J. J., Esq,, London 

Tre«, Mrs., Sbpyning 

Tribe, W. Foard, Esq, Worthing 

Trower, 0. P., Esq., II. QnecDibon/ 

Ternco, Eennuglon GardeiiB 
Tmpait, G., Eau,, G, Bloomsbm? Sq., 

TniBtraro, W. P^ Esq., Tunbridge Walla 
TuffnoU, lU-vd. E., EiiaoboDmo 
Turuer, Bur. E., M.A., &lare>iaEld 
TunnT, J, Sinpir, Ewj,, Chynglou 
Tiiranr, Rei. Thoa, B., M.A. 
Tumor, Mn. John, 183, Western }Cmi1, 

L urnor, a 


TtIot, W. H., Em., Brighton 

VinJl, Mr.. J.. Swanhoro- 

Vogim, Rer. Pmbj, T. 8., D.D„ Wftltx-r- 

■Wnttner, U., E«q., London 

VBUvKTaro, SanLh, Oounteai of, Hutiun 
•WalTord, W. S., E«i., F.ti.A^ Londun 
Walkor, Rot. G. A., U.A., Chirlhiuii 
•Wall, W. H., Bbi., Pombury 
VTkllii.U. A., Gu),, Butboi 

Wiagh. Edward, Esq., Cnfkliela 

'Vfnj, Albflrt, Emi, F.8.A., Wonliim 

Uuior, Beitnte 
Wrbb, Hr. AldennfiQ, BrightoD 
WmhIkd, W. D., E>q., NorChej Houie, 

Wcnka, Georn, Em., Hnrjt-Pierpoiot 
W«U«T, Jobn, Eiq., Cimrthoaae, Lowes 
W^Un.T. B., Sm., Fnlbaa 
Woir, Uhni»an, lf*n., Peckham 
Kfelb, J. 8a Ei^-, little Bognor, Petworth 
WclW*]'. Lsdy victoria Long. Eailbounia 
Wwrt, F. G.. %., Horbam Hall.ThaiWd 
Wethf-mll, N., En., Piuhle; 
W«lli«rell. Uajot Kd., Tunbridge WelU 
Wlieatli-j, G. W., Eaq., London 
Vrbitelock, Rov.Booi ,H.A.,Groombri<lge 

Whitfbld, T., Esq., Hanue; Honsa 
Whitbld, Gcorg«,Esq., Lonea 
Wimf, J. Stona, E«q., Tanbridga Weill 
WilhiaBOn, P. Richiud Esq., Brighton 
Willett, Uenrr, Baq., Brietitoa 
Wiimott, Dr. J. B.^'uilm.lgt. Walls 
•Wioohegtet, The BUbop of. F.R.8., 

. Ra'T p., M.A., St. AadruVa 

Wonfor; T W.', Esq , Brighton 

Wuollaj, BeT. P., B.C.L., LewM 

Wood, John, Esq., ilickati>«d Pima, H»y- 

warda Heath 
Woods. A. W., Esq., Brigbton 
Woods, J. W., Esq., CliilgrovB 
Woods, Rey. tf. H..M.A., ShopwyVe Honse 

Woodward, Mrs.Thoi.. Winkiiihorat 
Worge, J. A^ E»q., Biittla 
Wright, E., Esq., A,L.S., Hellingly 
Wiatt, Rov. J^n J. P., M.A., Hawley, 

•Wjalt, Hogh Penfold, Esq., Ci»»biiry. 

Wyndiiam, Hon. Porev, M.P., Patwortb 
Wyudhom, Hon, Miw, TillinBton, Petworth 
Yonng, Thomai, Esq., CamWtweia 
Yoaug, Kdmund, Esq., Stoyping 
Young, WilUsm Blaaknuoi, Esq., Hasting* 

Amold, Ths Rbt. F, R., LL.B., Rueto 
BniM.Bi'i. J.CoUingwuod, LL.D.. F.8.A., 

M B wcastle-oa -Ty ae 
Cmmpkin, i]., E>q., F.S.A., LoDdoa 
Cochet, U. I'AbH Uinppe 
Coidn, M. rAbbi<de, ifures, Neafi;lmlal 

ionontg IJfmbcrs. 

Doileney, Mr. John, Lcwas 
Lower, M, A., Esq., Peckhnm 
Smilb.f-'hariesRoaoL, Esq., F.S.A. 
Sporri'll, Hev. F., M.A., Witham 
Semichon, Mods. Knieat, A*oaJt. 
Trollopo, The Ven. Archdeacoo, T.SJL., 

Hon. Sac. tothe Linaolnabire Arcbiteo- 

turnl Society 

1. Beo. of Cam- 

%nki of t^£ Socirtj. 

1. Thkt tba Society ib»ll Kvoid all topics of raligious and political controverey. 
Mil) iball reroain independent, though willing to oo-operute with similar Societjes 
fcy friendly communication. 

3. T\iM the Society BlutU ooneiet of Mcmbere nnil Honorary Members. 

8. TbM candidates for admissioa be propoMHl and accondei) by two Members of 
tiM Sociely, and elected at any Meeting of the Committee, or at a Oeneral Meeting. 
Oh bUMkbail in five Ui exclude. 

4. That the Aunuivl tubEcriptian of Ten Bhillinga eboll become due on the 1 at day 
of jaanary, or £,!i be paid in lieu thereof, as a compoeition for life. Subsoriptiona 
(o be paid at Die Lewe« Old Bank, or by PoEt-offioc order, to QEOIiOB Molinecx, 
Kaq., Tnamrvr. Lcw<» Old Bank, or to any of the Local SecretaHm. 

A'.B. — AV) Mrmbrr, irkme Snblrr^ption U in arrear. ii eHtitted ta renrire the 
annual eolume «f ColUOvm*, until tach mhieriptiitn kat been paid 

5. Thaitvtrj new Monilwr. upon elooUon. bo rBi|uired to pay. in udditiun lo 
Jiuth 8ubKrl|iliaD or Ute Comtioaition, an inUanoo fee of Ten ShUlingi. 



6. That the Oommittee Iiave power to sdintt, vrithout btkUot, on the nomlDAti 

of two membera, aaj Lady wbo may be desirouB of beoomiog a Uember. 

7. That the gcueral affaifB of the Society be oondtieled by it Cominittee, to cons 
of the Presiiiont. Tioa-I'resuieiits, thn Honomry Seorctnries, the EiUlor of the 
" Crtlleoliaiis," who (hi nuponlnnop with the vote of the generel annual meeting, 
huld i;tU August, lidj) shall rpceire »loh reniuaeration M tjie (JommittoB ia»y 
dceiD tit; Local Sec retAriea, thKTt«iuurer, the Honorary Curator unit Librvrian, and 
not lees thsu twelve other UumlwrB, who ihall be chosen at the Ueneral Meeting 
in March ; three Members of such Comuiittee to form a Quorum. 

It.B.— The Committee mmt at Lcwea Caatle, od the Tbaradaya pr«cediag the 
usual Quarter Daye, at 12 o'lflook. 
S. That the manageiuent of the iiiianaial department of the Socioty'ii affairs ba 
placed in the hnnds of a Sub-Comm.ltlee, speoially appointed for that purpose by the 
Oeneral Committee. 

9. That the Finnnce Committee be empowered to remove from the list of the 
Society the name of any Member whose Subscription shall be more than three year* 
ill Itrrenr, nod who xhall refuse to pay on appl[cat!on : and that tliia Ounimilt«e shall 
at eaab quarterly meeting oF the Oeneral Committee submit b report of the liabili- 
ties of the Bociety , when cheques, signed by three of the Members present, shall be 
drawn on the Treasurer for the same. 

10. Thiit tbo aocounts of the Society be lubmitled annually to the eiaminat 
of two auditors, who shall be elected by the Coinmittee from the general boily of 
the Members of the Society. 

11. That nt all Moetinga of the Society, or of the ^Committee, the resotutlons of 
the majority prceont shall bo binding. 

12. That two Qoneral Meetings of the Society be held in the year :— the one 
the Seoood Thursday in August, at some place rendereil interoetlng hy its Antiquities 
or Historical Associations, in the Eastern and Western Divisions of the County 
alternately ; and the other on the Thursday preceding Lady Day, at the Barbican, 
Lewes Castle, at 12,30; at nhieh latter Meeting such alterations aball be made in 
the Rules as a majority of those present may determine, on notice thereof having 
been submitted in writing to the December Quarterly Meeting of the Conmittee. 

13. Thai a Special Oeneral Meeting may be summoned by the Honorary Secretaric* 
on UiH requisition in writing of tive Members, or of the President or two Vice- 
Freeidents, Bpecifjiog the subject to be brought forward for considemtion at suoll 
Heeling; and that subject only to be tben considered. 

14. That the Committee have power toappointasan Honorary Mcmb<!t any penoa 
(including foreigners) likely to promote the interests of the Suoioty; such Hosonuy 
Member not to pay any Subscription, nor to have the right of voting in tbs 
affairs of the Society, aud to be subject to re-election annually. 

m. That the Oeneral Meeting in March be empowered to appoint any Member 
Zeeal Staretitry for the town or district where he may rvtide, in order to facilitate 
the collection of accurate Information as to objects of local interest ; and that such 
Local Secretaries be em-affieio Members of the Commttioe. 

IR. That Heetinga for the purpose of rending Papera, and the exhibition of Anti- 
quities, be held at sueh times and places as the Committee may determine, and that 
notice be given in the County Paf«n. 

IT, TIjat tbe Honorary Sccrctsiief aball keep a record of the Proceedings of the 
Society ; such minutes to be read and confirmed at each succoiaive Quarterly Ut ' 
lag of Qie Uonunittee, and signed by the Chairman tfum sitting. 

Sussex ^rcl^cicological ©odcctions. 

E A C T N . 


Ant one cliniiiiiig a side of Wnlderton Dowa may arrive at 
the iiortli -eastern extremity of Racton. Hulting here, anJ in- 
Tigorat«*l liy the breeze, the pedostriim will have before him, 
on a hrigtit day, otie of the finest prosiiects to be induIgLHl in 
in the district ; it stretches away along the coast from 
Brighton to the clearly defined forts on Fortsdown Hill, in 
IlBiDpshii-e. From this eminence, the highest ground in 
Kucton, is obtained almost a bird's eye view of this parish. 
Lordington House, Racton Tower, and the little church of 
Kacton are in the foref^roimd, with part of tlie watershed of 
the Ema, whose glittering stream is perhaps hurrying along, 
end beyond jippeiirs much of the wild and picturesque scenery 
of Stansted Forest, with the large ponds of Stansted below. 

Racton is a border parish, its length much exceeding its 
trcadtli. It is bounded on the west by Warbliugton (Hants), 
on the east and south by Westbourne, and on the north by 
StOQghton. It contains about 1180 acres of land, partly 
chalk and marl, varying in fertility; and its population can 
BCarcely be called dense, since at the last census, according to 
■vulgar fractions, in proportion to the acreage, it numbered 
exactly »'^th8 of an individual. The Engineers of the 
Ordnance Survey observed a peculiarity about Racton, which 
they had noticed In but one other Sussex parish — viz., that 
it bos no beerhouse — absit pestts. 

Etymon. — Of the intermittent stream now called the Ems, 
the old chronicler, Ilollnshed, gave, three centuries ago, this 
description: " The Emille cometh first between Racton and 
Stansted; then down to Emilaworth or Emmeswortli, and so 
into the ocean, sepai'iiting Sussex from Hampshire. The 



Bacon riseth by, east of Ractoii, or Rncodannm."' Hence it 
I lias been conjectured that t'rora the Racon — probably the 
f ancient name u{ the river— Racton derived its name. But 
another derivation is tenable — I allude to that of Edmunds, 
who wys: " Eacton or Eackton — from Wracca — the owner's 
lamef and tun — Saxon, an enclosure." 
Manorial History. — Under the hundred of Ghidenetroi, 
I BoBMsday Bays of Racliitone: "Ivo holds it of the Earl 
I (Roger), Fulco held it of King Edward.'" It had coq- 
■tanlly Iteen rated at five hides. The arable was then four 
plough lands. There was one plough in the demesne, and 
eight rillans, and thirteen borders, who had two ploughs and 
a half. There were three acres of pasture and a wood of 
four bogs; and in Chichester a haga or shop, worth twenty- 
pence. Jn the reign of the Confessor it was valued at 608., 
iubsequently at 40s. Its Domesday value was £4. 

AHer the Cominest Bncton became part of the vast Earl- 
dom of Roger de Montgomeri, related to the Conqueror, who 
dignified him with the titles of Earl of Chichester and 
AruudeL In later Norman reigns the knightly Sanzavers 
were admitted as mesne lords. Hugh Sanzaver held it in 
1284. We come now to the Counter family, whose members 
for many generations resided at Racton. 

MSS. Coll. Anue, D. IL.Yu. 1570. TlDeent'B Sueiei oontiooed. MSS. B. 
■ndllSS. CtiU.Ajiiu,C.27,lC81, conipB'edviUiUieBkctoa Begistw. 
Jeskih GoUNrKB= 
came in willi the CoDqueror. I 

ir Hugh Oounter, EiiL*p 

St Hugh GDUDtcr.SpMaucJe, dau. and Roger Goanter, 

Knl, lemik Edw. L Loir of Giles Clode, ob. S. P. 

' " - catted alao BoberL 

Gites GouDter==JeQ 
(rnip. Edw. II. Jw 

!r.=j=Maude, dau. 
L Loir or Giles I 

>(«r=:Ethelow Burghill. TboiuBe. 

ob. 3. P. 

> E. f. may b« neotioDed B»Bk- dwelling; 

Walter, •■ and h.. Enrl aaA Baron of Dnrtnidufh, and 
Viicounl Lewishoin (the pr«st>nt owner). 
{Jin tic aaiuOer Arvu, tte Tonb^j^ 

The GovBlas are aid to km eome m witk kbe Conquest ; 
land the muMS appean oa soas of the so-called Battel Abbey 
L lEoIb; wbatefcr credence maj be giTen to then. It may be 

I BOted, howcTer, that, in the Chraoicoa de Bdio, we are toM 
1 of a ^^■frater (runfifnu," who became s Book In the Con- 
queror's great mooasterr. He is described as of Maos, aod 
t " rir ifroMdM."' In the mgn of Beniy T^ the name 
k of Bi^er Gotmter, who bad acquired krge t a m ie i t j in Wales, 
' Bppean on the Ibc of busses men reCuTOed to serre in France 
nnder the Earl of ArandeL^ in that campatga which resulted 
in the glorious rictorr of Agincoort. Bc^er Goanta- may 
have been as Toliant as Flaetlin ; but he did ttoC hiui<«lf &}(ht, 
rabstitacing one Morgan sp itrjf who aceompauied these 
Susex warriors, who then dispbired soch deeds of raloor. 
' Bis son Ha^h ap{)euis to have estabitshwl himself at EactOQ. 
Hugh Counter married a daughter of Hagb ap HoweU, 
and a cross for Howell, opposite three gauntlets for GouDter, 
are still to be seen as extenial labels to the east window of 
Kacton charefa. 

His son John,'^ described as of Gilleston in Wales, and of 
Sacton,* occording to an tn'ptisitio post nwriemy was, at his 
death, siezed c^ three messuages, and 1450 acres of land in 
SactOD, and elsewhere, in 1537. the manor passed to hia 

* Orderiena VitaEm mendon fhu ha 
«iasn>r*aid« Arcbdeacoo of Smliabiuy, 
tmi iMllT tor muT jt»n Abhot oT 

r Tkentj, in CamlnidgabiR^ Be baa 
' •■■» i»w»'i'»l hit q'iUph in Tbjme, 

* la Ibe Act tbU Rutm then per. 
WiMd laU» B»rUof Ammlel, who h>d 
■lis ttMe* in Wkies, we bare probablT 
flte eaoM ol the intiodBction of the 

Oa tbelftd 
of Much foUowias " A htur «m mbI 
bi JiAn BoualM ud WilBm Vagrt^ of 
Cliehntra^ DM dulr to ttajnt ■ — *~*~ 

Do tbeyi 

C^ ToL JT. AoconliDg lo 
tndlliun M» Boger Gonnter foanUcd 
Baoton Untue. 

' In 7 Hcnfj Tin. John Qoimter wjw 
•ptwinti^l niulihir of luiila in WkIvc. 
— ft./. «a/v Pajvri, 

• fol., M. IMl. John Gualcr wtlh 
WllUam Kruvh and John Dawt^^, of 
"» WTUnlT lit Suwti, (renUemeo, "were 
a ciininii««ioiicra by a letre Iroln 
■•II, til iWTche what kjmds and 
U <>f lirayne halh l^een lalelf car- 
jitl at Uia purle of Chichestre." 
m «M won engaged in a matter 

Pi'liorUi. fur ihc mil 
of nhcate, the hoj- a 
the 40 tjn. »Ks ui I 
y\aulttff. I'll! ar ii c 

ItioHtnl.'"' ' 
Kin(<'. M:. 


Act* of I'l.V. <_V ^: 

d to tll« 

eldest son Arthur, wbo in the reign of Elizabeth incurred the 
displeasure of this great Imt sometimes indiscreet, iind not 
easily appeased queen. Wliilst hunting in an adjoining parish 
he expressed to a companion certain surmises, for which he 
was speedily visited. The cjireer of Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 
and the tragic fate of Amy Robsart, have an abiding interest; 
and from the following documents we gain some knowledge 
of contemporaneous opinion: — 

" Dpcliimtioti <)f Arthur Gonnter concerning Lord Robert Dndley, 
rirsctli jam Honors tn rni'lemtiuiilt: that, about tlire Weckes since, I 
chnnnciHl to be a Lnntjuge witb divt^ts Jcntlctncn wben I felle in 
Taulcko with a Jentl<'aian nnnieil Mr. Gcnrge C»ttoue, who towlde ma 
that byt chnuDced the Qncne's Hjnca to be at supper on a tyme at my 
Lorilc Ilobert's Ilowee, wheare tijt cbaoncfd Ilyr Uyghness to he nyghtfld 
homeward, and as hyr Grace whas goynga homeward by Torehelyght, hyr 
Hygbness fell in Taulcke with them that carrjed the Torches, and eeyde 
tliftt hyr Grnce wolde make ther Lorde the best that ever whas of hys 
Dome. Whereuppon I seyde that hyr Grasee must mackc hym then a 
Dcwk«, and Le said that the Reporte wa« that hyr Hyghnt^se sholde 
marry hym ; and I answered — I praye OoJ all men may tacke hyt well 
that there mij;ht rysse no treble thereof, and so have I eeyde to dyrers 
others syiice tliat Tyme, and I njijst humbly beseche your Honors all to b« 
good to me and to pardons me herein, if I have offended." '" 

From the following it is apparent that Cotton, who would 
Bcem to hiive re|)eated Counter's conversation, was one of 
Dudley's retainers, and that his object was to elicit the senti- 
ments of the Duke of Norfolk on such an union. Arthur 
Gounter was speedily incarcerated, and a more explicit state- 
ment extorted. It is eniiiled *' Conttssiona of A. Guntor 
concerning Lord Robert Dudley," and runs thus: — 

Pleseth your Honors farther to nnderstande, that the sayde Mr. 
George Cotton eeyde, lliat byt was rumord heretofore ; that my Lordo 
my Master Bhoolde hsTe mailed the Qnene's Hyghnes ; ami 1 acydc, 
that, yf hyt pleased hyr Hynes, I thought him ae mette a Man as any in 
Inglaiide ; and further he Asked mc, yf I herde of any Parlement 
towsrde; and 1 scyda Ko; — but, yf ther wer eny, I thynke every Noblft- 
man wyll geve his opinion ; and tlif n they that be my Lord Robert's 
friends wyll eeyo that he is a melleman; and so hjt maro fortane 
there wj-ll ryBse treble amonge the Noblnnen ; which find forbede, And 
then he ovked me, who was my Lorde's Frcnde? and I aeyde, my Lorde 
Mark OS of Northampton; uiy Lurd of Pumbcuke ; Mr. Tresurer; Mr. 

» Of Warblinpton. wliioh Isirders oa " Burghlcy Stale Papers, fmv. lEBO. 

Baoton. ( Cat- ^ IXaU fajKi-t-J 

' sAen. PWitber I sejd, I I 

• vvlWmfHt; MdMf4aDwcbe oot of truble ; h3^ h 

ik(^ Mnh, w J I III ■Imi a«*«r ■ttaTnt«, nor he was ever a man 

K. vfeaeAr j« krt Ijefca, tfc« ve Atia srt still ; bat rf he simole 

k>)g<t,k««m «Me ta n«k* « j^ni* Povre. All these Uijng! 

I akMMMai I h»-n <pokcn aalo drren other, as nnto Mr. RtihU 

L Ik. St u mt tm , Jf r. Betijm, aad otkeis. Pnrfber as toncbyngc 

btMt, I hsre Mjde tn Mr. CeUeae that I thoaght b^tn to-E 

• tkatM* Loftl in; Haeler n^^trt aot MUTj the Quene'a H]« 

~ V I wotile tfaftt h* bad bene pat to Aetltt itith his f&tber,g 

~ K woslde bare djrijwtcbed bjiB bjr the waj as he I 

■e or Gnnae. Farther I MTdethat yf hyt chan 

_^ _ urrr the Qacne's HrgboM, tbco I dowted vlu 

if whMi Maa^tf mr owI'Ip niattn passed beartofore, and ml 

UrmI ««b» aj Lotd mj nuL$ter'« displeaeore and btudAance 1 

Bj mc Arthur Gonnter.l' 

TW natter was at Icngtii termiotttcd bj a written 
nt^n**** " Counter declared, that, for t)ie " unfrttiiig won 
KntnU hy him, he had been "most worthily punished 
mm) w« " Yo-y hartelj sorry, " that the like should never 
«lp«in mtfT into his heart, and much less puss his moul 
nmI ihitt he would study hy ail means " to reduble and 
WHttpn'mf" his former offence. This paper is si|_ 
*^ Althur Oountfr ;"" and is directed to "The ]!;_ 
HwKvrMl>le Sir William Cecill, Knight, the Quene's principati 
tVcivtsrv.'" We pet the oxact date of these occurrences in 
»»V\«ll"T W itw lUtfield iISS,, whtre, under September, 1560, 
wo lmv»^ "the ssyinp of Arthur Guiiter to George Cotton," 
ihitit "vrv t'''*' '"J" L*^*^ Robert's wife is dead; and she 
" 1^0 Iwr nwk." Ii is in a number of heads, that the queen 
JttltrrY hiu). If she do, you shall see a grand stir; 

«ll httOMU IxMlgc at the Ftir)* 

>ut h : 
td jH 

M Ab ilaj after (he Quvun. 
" «hiMiUiMr.«ildinoth»l 

J HIV l<> My OullllUg BlMlUt 

tlb.t mh w Ly 

Artfaor Goanter seems UOl to have i_ 

■ State paper, dated Xowifcer 4tfc, IdSS, « 

ing : — "Note of oertBiB vordi ttlBcd ly « 

of Chichester, to Bogo- AbAot 

smking a jest of Her Mqesty'* «■■■■•■■ fir i 

carts ud timber for t^ wks at Pot^mmA ^ aai a iMde- 

nent is added, that Mr. Goofeo- Wd SEgrify ttial to tmm 

Androwe to take op tlie tia^O' datmhat. 

Sir Gcoige Gonoter* mcoKtiti loa Cidber JLiAk, aai kc 

fittle 15 recorded of him. We kasw ««^ tfaiC fe baJ to 

lamoit tbeoDtimdjeiidsof kHsoBjiad bs nB*>vifc,«iiEk 

happened almoM rimnltafnaaly- 

Jobanna, died in cfaiUbcd, at the age of 28 ; 

son, wlurn 30, was t^wa &bb Ua bone ai 

George Goanter deoeaaed ctat. C3, aad «tt bii Mr> 
tJnula, li«s boned in the cfaacci ef KaeSM CWpbL 

The estate passed to his gtsadne, Ceload Gew^ Ga^tfa^ 
of Bacton, the weU-knowB CaTaEer. After harag aoTBA 
Cbaries I. in the war, ** he happCBed," ac Oawd— bfls i^ 
** to be the lacky man who first procar ed tk htA m wUdk 
Charles II. escaped to France fran SaaaEZ." Tie Bij afa to 
threw themsdves ioto Chichester « iht ap ytea iA of £s W. 
Waller, in Dt^ctnnler, 1643; and aaMK^thoae lakes pcaoaeis 
at its surrender, were Ge«^ GoeBter, ^^^i **d ^B eaan 
Thomas, described as ^ a most pradoit aad Ivfalgeatleaaa," 
on whom a fine <^ £100 was impoaed, whik far his utate at 
Bacton, George Gofinter waseoo^KOed toeonpaaadat aekai 
than £580. After the atge, be took an aetirc part ia the 
struggle, and became a eolcmd in tlHnjalaratf. Tfe^eaai 


at:— -wkBlpnoa i». wbn 

M di* qnoklM. fcr the bniw bcr Mcft; bM M >a 

_ _ UadMin. Am Ibrcnnii of ^ kMi* Omc ^nd 

l-dirkmad ; ami fw ammm muAi 
IhftrieB been able w ^H Eafhai w ■ 
I Piw^i" of the galhM CilMrl Gm«B;«» 
Hcnnmit of Uie Kin^^i ^'^ Am^k mi 
in iliif pui-er it «9 te fonHBirtlft 
i: -TOO. aad Oe pHt lAn 
.> reUtires. 

: >!.- LiiUTL-nce Hrde, of Sii ftary. 
nr, K^.M, Cbu-lct m tiMMifei ia a 
": ^'iitli'iiian at Heale, oe»r that dSf, 
i«*!)jn nrrfws the Chaanel. It »af re- 
r Sicesrx Colonel, who in great difical- 
tAnn ill vflin, and had Asa retanaed to 

nf^ A trottUusotDe daj, he 

n^'l nine. As lit- entered ibe door 

1 ' i T .,!i- geotknan 

ii-iuod him 

' - '':i ThoOMI 

- ,\I him J 


1 knciw me, bat do i 

KtoSacCoik HefUMdbyAri 

e^ IfaL BhImlI 

1 JOB he^ ■■ to s b 
I nut tint k «aiU KBVC Ac kne ^ca s i«ri CM 
W3mC >M«ani Art k bfei te b^ «K«K 
rfartkepnat; tt t^ht ■liiiiii to W M At 
f s boose <H Ae b^ WedBoA^. 
Thearigi— lpI«w«BAitC^AgAoJiW II- lilt 
i, whOit k i itotl WIS kciag pi ti —i aft tmsmmA. 
iGoBnterBghtoiLapiWifaBttoMBihMiii. ihii 
■ftlwhtiw teofc fbae. At k^A ke nAei )■ 
■%kt, Hd nsAcd to Uf 1 
UoJj eaa&oatod. IWc 
otdtol, aad Ae hal sti7«i ifL 
wto p)U% «B. TW Oikad tried to wndm her 
bat to M» pnpoR, &r Ae Uy "lnte«iC ate a 
pMoon of B ufMg ." Tk CdoMl i 
to Lari WOtooirs nan, sad tofc ftn < 
Iter Aoold be taken iato Ae i 
Ae]novedaUe to kee^ aad * 
' whole eami^ of Aebonea 
awl fiApBrif^ that ito i 
depend (rf* ^ ooneBrRace." 

Next moming all were early astb. GoL Gaaaler nde dT 
Ann^ Bonnie to EoKworA, aad took viA kn Jaka Dty, 
his old aad trusty senant. Laid WSnot -ifipanally orcr- 
alept himseUl Be set out to OBaw ta aaek karte Aat be 
left in his bed, a falKrk pone filled viA gsid. At «oaa « 
Att wma diiooTaed Mrs. Gcvnter acst it after Ub. He bad 
not ridden hatf-a-nule fraot R«ctnW| akcn ke net tiie Gaiood 
Rtnmmg. Hb searcb at EmsworA bad bem in vain. Tbey 
then rode together to I^npanne; batfia^^ ao nrnd ttien 
betook themsdres to oyslen. Cofeael Gooater went boaw, 
and Lord Wilmot hastened to Xr. Hyde's to n}Kvt [voeeed- 
Captain Gooota nest made ts»qmrj. Ike CoJond, 
af^ a long, wet ride oo a dianal ni^tf had aaotber inter- 

F' \ Wihnot. He took a few hours' rieq> at bonie, 
Jiron^ the Rookwood into the Cbicfaester road, ud 
hia eonsiii in the dty. Colood Goonier now formed 
which was suooessfiiL He rtsited Mr. Frauds 


Mansell, a French mercliant there, who was lavish trf bia 
Spanish tobncco, and it was finally agreed that he should 
obtain for the king a boat from Brightou. 

This agreement was made on Saturday, Oct. lltb, "l>y two 
of the clock," and after several tiring rides, on Monday the 
13tb, " The Coll., for a blinde, went to Hambledon hard by, 
to give his sister a visit; and there borrowed a brace of grey- 
hounds, for that his Cozin Gountcr, imd other gentlemen, 
were upon the Downes and had a mindc to have a course att 
a haire. . The Coll. brought the greyhounds, and beat until 
the time served. . . and just as he came to Wameford 
townes, and from Old Winchester, he mett Col. Philipps con- 
ducting the King." Charles was at length brought to the 
bouse of Mr. Thomas Symons, who had married Col. Coun- 
ter's sister, '* where he spent the night, which preceded hU 
journey through Sussex. 

The King passed as Mr. J ackson, and as Penderel's scifsws 
had left him but scanty locks, his appearance created 
picion. Charles himself thus related what happened : " I 
being still in the same grey cloth '" suit as a serving man, tha 
master of the hoiise^ while we were at supper, came in, and 
taking a stool, sat down with us; where bis brother in law. 
Col. Counter, talking very freely concerning Cromwell and 
all his ])arty, he went and whispered him in the ear, whether 
I was not some roundheaded rogue's son." Upon which, CoL 
Counter answering for me, that he might trust his life in my 
hands, he came and took me by the hand ; and drinking a 
glass of beer to me, culled me brother roundhead." This was 
the night of Monday Octr. 13th. Soon after ten the king, 
we are told, retired to rest, and slept well ; and by break of 
day, " the Coll. putting up twoe neat's tongues in Ids pocketts, 
which he thought they might neede by the way, they sett out 
and began their journey." 

It is mentioned, incidentally, that when tlie party " came 
near Lord Luraley's house at Stanstead, it was considered, 
that the greatness of the number of horse might possibly ru88 

" Id the W«i>lbouro<! rr^btor ie thU " The RddIod MS,. Uiougb ckMhr 

entry, " Oct. Utb, Ifi^i;, I'rsuier Ounter written. U lutcrlinod lu kuollier hmL 

(married) to Ur. ThuiuMSuooiii.giiDt." Tbetu iriinU nrc iatertal ' 

B, A. C, i»ii., 8B. hit Bro' ■- " ■ 

1" " A short iuj 
eloth." DoKubcl. 

►me snspicion of them." Capt. Counter was therefore dis- 
missed with thanks ; and as Ractoa" was so near, probably 
repaired thither, to talk over the day's occurrences. It would 
here be out of place to dwell on the king's route*^ over the 
smooth sward of our Sussex Downs. Colonel Counter accom- 
panied him to the coast, and had the satisfaction of l)ehold- 
ing on the horizon the disappearing sails of the vessel which 
Bafely conveyed Charles II. from his pursuers/'' 

Whether this zealous Cavalier witnessed the Restoration is 
uncertain. Probably he did not, since he was not alive in 
the following year. Ingratitude has usually been considered 
as one of Charles' characteristics ; and among the State 
Papers, Domestic^ 1661-2, occurs a Petition from "The 
"Widow of Col. Gunter of Sussex, who assisted His Majesty's 
passage into France, after the battle of Worcester. For the 
nomination of a person qualified for an Irish Viscount, or for 
some otiier provision, as often promised." 

His lady, who had acted so discreetly at the time of the 
Mng's flight, long survived her husband, and was buried in 
the chancel of Eacton church, Jan. 17th, 1684, where lie also 
their daughters AmphiUis and Mary, 

Colonel Counter was succeeded by his son George Counter, 
Esq., J.P., who married Judith, daughter of Richard Nicoll, 
of Norbiton, Surrey ; he seems to have resided chiefly at 
Kacton, and was there interred in 1718, aged 72. 

The last owner of Racton who bore the name of Counter, 
was the heir of the above Sir Charles Counter Nicoll, K.B.," 
"who assumed the name of Nicoll under the will of his maternal 
uncle. He died in 1733, when 29, and is buried in the 

D old bouse In the pnriab are 
Mil], fn un upper roooi, the royal arms 
In atnooo on a large scale, AccoriliDg U) 
tmditloa tha king slept here on the 
nigiit before his escape. This ia at 
nrUnoe with Col. OoQuler'saccount. and 
rill) tb« otiier narratiTes. Itis likely, 
vr. that the anas were place>) here 

A DMmento of these iDCtdente, and 

Btim thU etraniiistaiiue It line been with 
KaBOQ informl that Charles may hare 
batted at tbia retired cottage on bia 

n fcl. iviii,, a very [nlereetjng 
tpHT on the BiihjoaV l>r °- Everabed, 

'^ " At 8 of the clock," eays lie 
Colonel, " I saw them on Bayle, and it 
was the af temooDo before tbvj were out 
of sight." Ho adds that he had not left 
" BrighthelmBton " two houm when 
those upon the king's tmok entered it. 
It is plain to the reader of that pleManl 
Sussex ttory, " Ovingdesn Qrangci," that 
the author has olosety followed tha 
Bacton HS.; but to Qotion muet be 
rel^ated the pursuit of Oounter by 
Stetfax, and the fall of the Colonel's 
steed tiy the Parilan's pistol. 

H iDElalted Knight oi the Bath, Juno 
Bath, 1T32. Clarke. 

chancel at Racton, where his wife Elizabeth and his daughters 
erected a tomh to bis memory. 

The estate was inherited liy his daughter Frances Katherine, 
who in 1751 (being then the only survivor and heiress), 
l)ccame the wife of William Legge, second Earl of Dartmouth, 
whose son George, third Earl of Dartmouth, K.G., heir of 
his mother,and thus Lord of the Manor of Racton, died in 1810. 
William, fourth Earl, his son and heir, succeeded, at whose 
death in 1858, the manor passed to its present owner, his 
son and heir, William Walter Legge, Earl and Baron of 
Dartmouth, and Viscount Lewisham. 

[Note by the Editor. — Descended from Ursuley, the 
sister of Colonel Guntcr, who, as has just been stated, married 
Mr. Symons, a gentleman residing somewhere near Chichester, 
are the family of the late Mr. Richard Hart, who lived for 
many years at, and had considerable property in, Uckfield, 
This gentleman was descended from the Harts of LuUingstone 
Castle, Kent. Mrs. Symons was his great grandmother. For 
the night's protection which she and her husband, at great 
risk afforded, us we have just seen, to Charles 11., on his road 
from Winchester to Brighton, His Majesty gave them a drink- 
ing cup, having the royal arms engraved upon it, and which 
)« now in the possession of Mr. Henry Percival Hart, 
JJeddingham; and which, as a mark of the King's gratitl 
and esteem, has been handed down in the Hart family 
much valued heirloom.] 


The Church. — At what period a church was first erected 
at Kacton wc have no certain knowledge. In the time of 
Seffrid II., liialiop of Chichester (before 1204), the church 
tlierc is described as that of " Rackington." In the taxation 
of Pope Nicholas IV, c.irc. 1291, the assessment of EcdicB 
de liaketo?!^ is 1 00s. In the Nonre Rolls, compiled in the, 
reign of Edward III, we find Ractou set down at £2 6s. 8d,, 
and in the subsidy of 3 Richard 111., the church of " Ruke- 
tone " paid 10s. 

It was probably always a small building; its present walls 
o8t likely those of the original structure. They a" 

. of J 



signs of a rood loft, and part of the ancient rood screen still 
exists, between the chancel and the nave." The church was 
doubtless in some measure rebuilt in the early part of the 
sixteenth century, when the chancel, which has a good per- 
pendicular window of five lights, was restored by Hugh 
Counter. Its interior*" is very interesting, from the fact that 
it holds the remains of generations of the Counter family, 
Lords of Racton. Those on the north side are especially 
worthy of notice. 

1. An altar tomb of Caen stone, showing the kneeling 
figures of a man with four sons, and a woman with two 
daughters, and St. John the Baptist bearing a bannci' and 
standing between them. This monument, which is richly orna- 
mented, and in an exceedingly good state of preservation, has 
no date or inscription, but is evidently that of Hugh Counter 
and his wife. It bears five shields, two above, bearing Gounter, 
sable, 3 dexter gauntlets 2. 1., argent, within a bordure, or. 
The other three each Gounter, impaling Howell quarterly of 

1 1. Howell sable, a cross, or 4. as 3. 

s 2. Two crescents, on a canton ermine, a bird 5. aa I. 
(3. Three lions' heads erased 2. 1, 6. as 2. 

2. A mural monument of painted alabaster, with kneeling 
figures of Sir George Gounter and Ursula his wife — no date. 

Arms. — Gounter impaling Bailie^ argent, a chevron 
sable between 3 moor hens, sable, armed, gules. Crest 
— Gounter^ a stag's head, couped per pale, gules, 

3. Mural to Sir Charles Gounter Nicoll, K,B., with his 
bust in marble, and to Elizabeth his wife, daughter of William 
Blunden, Esq. 

Arms (1. 4. NicAoll, sable, a pheon, argent, 
quarterly. (2. 3. Gounter, 
Surtout Blunden, a lion, passant, guardant, sable. 

" Tfae diidioatioD bss not jel been dls- 
O0Tet«d. is two brackeCa remain, on 
wbiob imagsa were onoe flied, it msy be 
ooajcotured Ibat there were two alirinea, 

" It ivceived considerable restoration 
In good taste about tweuty-Qve year* 

■with two wolves as supporters. °^ Crest — an arm erect, 

holding a bow. 

There are also in the chancel brasses to various memhers 
of the Counter family, and slabs to the memory of Alexander 
Jermyn, owner of Lordington House in the 17th century, to 
his wife Julia, daughter of Lord Lumley, afterwards Lady 
Conyers, and other funeral monuments." 

TJie Registers. — The earliest is headed " Christninges," 
beginning May ye I6th, 1680, and is at the beginning evi- 
dently a copy. The most noteworthy entries are these : — 

Baptisms. — Catherine, daughter of Mr, George and Mrs. Jaditli 
Gonnter, baptis'd Dec. 8, 1702. George, No7. 28, 1703. Charles, Oct 
7, 1704. Elisabeth, Dec. 15, 1706. A serTant boy of Mr. Newland's, 
at Lordington (a black), baptised by the name of Joba (de Lordington), 
Oct. 21, 1772. 

MarriagM. — Aprill ye 4t.h, 1G81, Sallam Stent and Mary Matthews 
were married. Mr. Hninphrey Kettle and Mrs. Barbom Bury, Cjel. 
Aug. 25, 1C91. Eichard Blake and Mary Bear, marrj'd May 27, 1705. 
John Kicks and Margaret Gloodfayth were marry'd, Sept. 25, 1707. Mr. 
William Battine" and Mra. Mary Fackham, marry'd Nov, 29, 1715. 
James Terry and Jane Snail were married with baons Dec. 12, 1721, 
and " Thomas Sheldon, of Hants, and Mary Boxall, of Amndell, in ye 
Connty of Sussex, by me, Jno. Allen, Bectr. of Racton. These people 
aver they nerc asked in ye church, of which Itic. Sheldon is to give his 
ai&darit or suffer w' ye law allows in such cases." 

Buriah. — Catherine Gounter, the relict of Colonel Gonut«r, was buried 
Jan. 17th, 1684. AfGdavit made before George Gounter, E^., Jan. 
24th, that she was buried in woollen. The Lady Julia Conyers, buried 
May 24th, 1691. Sir Charles Gounter Nicoll, Dec. 2, 1783. The Ber. 
Mr. Hulbert, Rector, buried June yo 16th, 1735. Elizabeth Gounter 
Nicoll, a young maiden, Jan. 19th, 1740. Lore Yamndell, with an affi- 
davit, April 30th, 1740, Old Goodwifc Churcher, Not. 19th, 1693. 
Barah Littlcworth, Nov. 11th, 1767, and May 22Dd, 1801, JcrenUftb 

The benefice is a rectory in the Deanery of Boxgrove, 

W Surrounding bis Bbield ie the well 
known motto oi a Eoigbt of the B&tli, 
Triajunctain utui; and wUile nbove 
his baener ba« deonyed, the HUBpended 
Bword and gauntlets remain. 

*B Some of Ibe eiiltaphs, eapeciall)' 
thoBo OD Sir George QouDler, and on his 
eon, probably by ibe aaoie hand, Bra 
curiouB epecimcns of pedantic Lalin. 
Seu Raoton Manumentnl Inscriplioiin. 

*" Aa J. P. BfterwurdB c<moenied In 
the coDviotion of the notorioDS Suwex 
emugglere. See S. A. C, x., 86, Genniiui 
Bistory, ko. 

*" Among namea which ooeadimallf 
occur are these — Whicher, HorriB,LwKi, 
Woolridgc, Qrout, Fi^booke, Ketobloftt 
( Catch] ove), Punter, Coal, Harrel, 
Woodnutt, Emmett, PallEngcr, Bridln, 
Bear, Grecntree, 

Itlas lieen already said that in a list of churches and chapels 
granted by Bishop Seffrid II. to the great Chiniuc Monastery 
of St. Pancrass, Lewes, ftppears that of Racton, and it con- 
tinued in the patronage of the Prior and Convent of Lewes 
for several centuries. It subsequently, with that of Lord- 
ington annexed,*' passed to the Dean and Chapter of 
Chichester. The subjoined, taken from a list kindly com- 
municated by H. W. Freeland, Esq., gives the names of the 
rectors and various particulars from an early period. 


WW or 




1400. Kov. 15. 
1403. April 7. 
1400. Not. 23. 

1407. Itanh 1. 

1408. noo. le. 
HOT. No*. 0, 

John Spencer 
"John D«lton 
Wm. Bjtt«by 

Wm^LokllBw, on p. 
Willm. Clerk, cap. 

b; Beaignation 

roa. "John Dnti™ 
rBi."Wm. Batrnby 
roa. Hy. Muott 

f ftior and Conrent J 
lofLawe.. ; 
The eame. 
The lame. 
Tho aome. 


t4IH. VoT. SI. 
I40t. 0<)t.& 
1443. Jtil7 S7. 

EioUd. JuUewjn rewgned, and 
John Norton rea. "John AbjndoD 

terofCWobeater. j 

The »me. 
TUo lame. 



1481. Ang. 11. 


1600. M»roh 6. 
16U. Jui. 16. 
„ /olj IS. 

Elie Pnrker, Can. Bog. 
John Hajward 
Thoa. CorTeser, cup. 

JohnMorfej " 

John THornton, oup. 
Simon FowUr. e»p. 
John Champion 
John Spencer 
John nomer 

death Tbos.Correaer 

doalh Jno. Thornton 
ree. Simon Fo-lor 

death John SpenoBr 

Tho Bishop (hac 1 
vi™ tie dev.Juto). r 
TboDoanandChap. > 
terofCbioheiter. J 
The »anio. 


Tho mme. 


{terofOhicbester. { 
TUo Biahop (b. .. j 
iuro dotoloto). j 
terofChicbeitor. | 

" In Beg, Pratj*, fol. 101, we find that " Iq ex. for Iho Preb. of Dye, lino. 
lU* "nnfo" took plors on ftcconnt of Dioo. 

**ailUat'i itipnil^, lUid other oanwa, " Id ei. for tlie Bectory of Lsneford, 
ud the coDtraotiBK iiiiti« were John Bur. Dioc, 

Oiiiit*r, ami'jrr, of tho rhnicli of Rutou j " In eiohmge for tlia Cbarch of the 
iHid John HrBmabol, a<la, of Lordjog- B. M, de Wildo, Wyotoii. 

» Tkii w»« Ml ewhtnge. not ■ppear. 
»■ In B». for EUliaro WjntoL. 


BAOTOir wiTB LORDINGTON, nra Chapm, m. ^^^ 

DlTB or 


l>0« TACINT. 



,. Deo. 18. 
1530. Mar. 36. 

„ Sept. 28. 

„ April 4. 
1664. Jane la 
1568. Oct. Sa. 
1666. Hay 28. 
1B9U. Jalj SB. 
1606. Jnna 10. 
1673. Jane 13. 

1728. Oct. 17. 

1755. Angnrt 9. 

1756. AogOBte. 
1786. April 26. 
1817. Dec. 6. 
1806. Maj 25. 

William Frende 

John UUe 

Robert Ota, Leg. Bacc 

aichd. BokiBbj,cap. 
Jehu Hiohetl 
Thomas Hawkyns 

Thos! Fran^ell 
Ftbb. HoydoD, A.M. 
Jobn Meade, ».B. 
John Bnckenham 
Cbarlea Learer 
Robert Hulbott 
James Allen, A.B. 
Eiobard Shenton, M.A. 
John Moore, a.*. 
Willm. Watkioa, U.k. 
f rrederick Bcnty \ 
i Arnold, M.i. i 

rii. Wm.'Prende '" 
death Jno. UUe 
roB. Eobt. Ota 

rek. Jeo, Miohell " 

d. Tho*. FrankHcll 
reB. "Fr««. Hejdon 

death Chal. Lravor 
death <°Bobt.H<ilbeTt 
death "Ja«. Alien 
death "Rich. Shenton 
death "John Moore 
death Wm. Watkina 

The Barae. 


The same. 

The Bume. 

The Bame. 


flush Barker, LL.D. 

(The Dean andChap-> 

lUrofCbicheBter. J 

The same. 
The same. 
The eome. 

Old Bacton House. — At a little distance from the Church, 
but on the other side of the Ems, was situated the ancient i 
residence of the Counters." It was completely dismantled 
about thirty years ago, and only a few vestiges remain. The 
building was large, low, and irregular. It had walls of at least 
three feet in thickness, and these were of flint, with mortar 
of such excellent quality that ordinary tools have frequently 
proved useless, when attempts have been made to remove the 
existing concrete. There is a drawing of Old Hacton House 
by Grim among the Burrell MSS. in the British Museum, 
and another of the spacious hall with its carved oak wains- 

This was ornamented with scrolls and armorial bearings, 

" Wm. Pye Dean. his broUicr the Cardinal, and bia Utua- 

"tJniler a GrsEt p. h. t. orifrinally Iriouamother, the Countess of Salbbun-. 

made by the Doan and Ch. of Ch.che»tor „ere at! under his ban. Were the ima 

'°.?Mrefr^o.f 0^- Chiohester Catho- f ill'^rts'^n^^fwL'd™! i?^ 

dral.RiohardShenlondiedfromtbeefli=ot. ri^IJv^J. n. ^ "t^£ S^ 

of a fiJI from hiB horee when ratnmuiK Church Priory. Hsnto. ■'In the chlinch 

ftvm Raoton to Chicboalei. "i^*^ reporled the Royal Commimon- 

"The anna of the Gounteni fre- «*■■ 'we found s chspol and monuinont 

quently appear, but there nre no traces wade of Caen stone, prepared by the 

of those of the Ulustrious family of '"^ raollier of Regmald Pole tor her 

Polo to be found, either hero or near. boriftl, which we have catued to be de- 

tiie reizn of Henry VIII. Geoffrey f'M'i and fOl the anas and badges oleWl7 

h then lived Id the parish, who with dclele." 


f resembling those of Old Hulnater House. It was painted 
' light bluo, and was about thirty feet square. 

From Racton Uouse to tlic Chichester Road was an avenue 

of ash polliirds, some remaining yet. Near its end is a hol- 
] low, filled by tlie waters of the Eras, and known as Goanter's 

Pool. Of this there is a saying that, " When the wind lies 
I there, it will be wet all along the valley." 

Close by, an incident occurred, which has been so vividly 
I related by Mr, Longcroft,^^ that it ought here to be quoted, 
[ especially since it most accurately describes both thecircum- 
I stance and the locality. 

" The market at Chicbeetcr has not always been held on a Wednesday. 
At the Ume of wtiiuU we are speaking, it was held on a Satardny. Old 
fanner Tribo, now lying in Raoton ohnrchyard, then the tenant of Lord- 
ington fann," was iii the habit of attendmg the market. Mr, 
Ifipkin, who IJTed at Bacton Honse, in general accompanied him ; and 
they went lo market, as people in thoBo days went, on horseback, A 
labouring man came down to the yard at Bacton, on a Saturday morning, 
ostensibly to ask forwurk; bnt in reality to learn whether or not the 
farmers were gone to market. He was told that they were gone, and 
that if ho wiuit^d work on the fanu he mnst call again on Monday morn- 
ing. There is a lane, with very ancient hedges on either side, which 
leads from Fontington to Racton, continuing up the hill on the opposite 
Hide, and passing the Monument and the ' Paukhorsc Inn,' which stood 
on the edge of Stanstead Park. They say it was a Roman road, and they 
call it Harcsfoot Lane. To the south of the point where a bridge now 
Spans the eastern branch of the Ems at Racton, there was, in days gone 
by, an entrance closed with gates. This led up to Bacton House, the 
road iteelf continuing np the valley, and passing Lordington. Between 
nine and t«n o'clock at night, the farmers returned from market, and 
trotted along Haresfoot Lane. They parted at the entrance gates, and 
Tribe rode on alone. At the spot where he passed the Eras, there was a 
widish Bwnnip, where those who watched for wildfowl sometimes took 
their fftand, and bid themselves in the ruehcs, which grew there in great 
Abundance. At the moment of his passing, a gun was pointed at him 
.from the rnahes ; and before he bad time to avoid the charge, and with- 
tmt a single word of warning, the gnu was fired. Not knowing whether 
lit) was anot, be turned his horse, and rode inmiediately back to Racton 
UoUM. The report of the gun hod been heard ; assistance was rendered 
immediately, and search was made for the highwayman, but he could not 
he found. The charge had entered the cantel of the saddle, and a por- 
tion of it had struck the loina of the horse ; but not a shot had touched 

** V'allgy of the Ema, p. Id. To thii trict it ie invaluable, and much la It la 

excdlnnl narrutivo 1 am elsgwhere be repretled lliat it iit low out of print 

1 KTWtly IndebW'l. To nil wbo dmire in. *< Wliete, according U> old custom, he 

formatiuu u tu t)ie biatury of Die dis- held exactly fifty burvpitt homes. 

XXtll. D 


sioQS by exhibiting lights and firing gons from its top, which 
was reached by a staircase of wood, now removed, having 
gone to decay. It was designed for a pleasure house and 
gazebo, to enjoy thence the beautifdl southern view. It 
serves the purpose of a landmark^ for vessels entering the 
harbours of Chichester and Langstone at the present time. 

We started on our imaginary survey on the morning of 
a short winter's day. As we stand by Bacton Tower, looking 
towards the west, the sun goes quickly down, tinging the 
sky with gold. The stars will soon peep out, harbingers of 
a clear, frosty night ; but before they appear, we retrace our 
steps towards a che^^ fireside at home. 

^ A Sussex poet has thus limned this prominent object: — 

** Far on the seas the sailor's eye, 

Above the horizon's brim. 
Sees, towering 'gainst the cloudless sky 

A pile, well known to him. 
Bound it the jackdaw wheels at noon, 

There rears it noisy brood, 
And the lone owl, beneath the moon, 

There hoots to solitude." 

D 2 


JAA, T.P, 

a tbe particulars 
I Uk history more 

T«rd in the old 
ibo a gtation for 
*»Et«'^4te. IW w «■!.*« mSoT^ 1^05 (6tli 
Ata> «HM «w» am ^Ae GV'% HNv ^en*' u'^ t^*' >° 
I3W-4lflft 1^(4 fd^s — t— fa-^amai iidofAlan 
. . — . > ""mmK ^ ifaadiiK a*d Wymoad of 
SMX^s 14M. 4e bdlifi were 
toaoia Hw liMfB m ftiaiwiwili, Ibr tbe Khig'B 
On SSdi Hot &ea6m VBR gmn to send two 
bi^ «l^ «UiA B^lMat 6t VmtMhtiimh,to WiUiamde 
■AireMbes, OoHteUe nf DtmrOudb, to Dvra'; whilst on 
]$tii Jnw m Ae naw ytar, tbe tuoss ud bailifls were 
ordcrad to seod two «r i2ie Sxug'i harges tbeo here to PailB- 
BDOatb, to release two other huM.* 

Tbe shipwrigbts were at utc ame period noted, for tn 
1231 the tmililK ««re omiaunaed to send William Wade, 
carpenter, to Portsmoath, to Tefaar iJic King's great ship 

gf the services erf" the portstDCQ wc h«Te •dditional Dotioes. 

. Ult. CUna.. roJ. L. jw 11 « Sot. Uu ClMt. n»L H, p. 117. 

JUa Uw KiDK* »<^»oi\ ks John 

■ WMmaoi) klau 

« «b1. hr.. p. tot. 

. I*. 


On the Uth April, 1216 (17tb John) the haronsof Rye and 
^inchelsen were ordered to send ships to the mouth of the 
Thames;^ on 27th July, 1233, the bailifis were to arrest all 
shipe then in or entering their harboar," and on the 24th 
Augast to send them to Portsmouth,' and on 23rd May, 
1224, they were to send there the ship of Stephen de Croy, 
which had hecn arrested, and seven or eight other good ships 
for the King's service. 

On the I6th April, 1226, the bailiff was required to 
impress all ships in the port,"* and on the 8th May, to bring 
all their own ships from Dover to Portsmouth ; others were 
ordered to be released ;" whilst in June in the same year, they 
were required to attend there on the feast of St. James, to 
carry the King to Gascony. 

On Ist January, 1236, the bailifis were to cause one of the 
king's galleys to be equipped to go to Witsaund to meet the 
Bishops of Hereford and Ely, who are to bring over to Dover 
Alcanor, daughter of Raymond, the Count of Provence,' who 
became Queen ; and in the same year Thomas, son of Godfrey 
Paulin, Henry, son of Reg (inaJd), Godfrey, son of Alan, 
Eobert Foster, were the jurats," and those (with the substi- 
tution of Thomas Eilrae for the son of Alan) were the cus- 
todians of the two galleys and of their works. 

On the 8th July, 1237, the Constable of Dover Castle," 
(Bertram de Crioll) was to distrain the heirs of Reginald and 
Robert Foster, to restore to Paulin and bis fellows, whom the 
King had appointed to keep his galleys here, their equipments, 
which had been deposited with them, and Bertram was to 
appoint a person to keep the galleys in the room of Thomas, 
Bon of Godfrey, who was disabled. 

On 17th Auf^ust, 1242, the same constable was to " send 
ten of the ships of the town to Portsmouth, to the King, who 
wafl again going into Gascony ; and on 20th August, 1245, 
they were to equip a galley to go to Portsmouth, for the same 
country. " On 26lh September the bailifis were to induce 
the master of the cog there to sell his sail, for the use of the 

' Bot. Lit. ClnuH., rot. [., p. 270, b. » Close Roll., 19 Hen, IIL, m, 21. 

• ndd., 6T0. u Ibid., p*rt t., in. 19 ilono. 

* DilA, 671. " Ibid., 21 Hen. III., m. 8. 
10 Ibid,, ToL U., p. 150. " Ibid,, 86 Hto. HI, m. 6. 
u lb., p. 161. '« lb., 83 Hen. III., m. 4. 

Wk kfemtt^cost 

So kie » 1280 B hige faage' 

of £80 9<. lid. 

PotT. — On the great ini pqr tei ec of tlw part, and tlie Talne 
of theadrice and assstanoeof tfae portsnen, we hare fbrther 
evidence, since on the S5th Janoarr, 1335, the bailife 
Were to cause 18 of their best men to meet the 
King at Dover on Sanduj, »iia the Ptui&atioii, and 
tpeak with him conceniiELg his affairs " This was 
evidently a naval coancil to assist him as to the war then 
pnx:«f;ding with France, and aftenvards the day was altered 
to the following Wednesday, But the bailifis were not to 
permit any empty ships to leave their port till the further 
command of the King. A truce was soon afterwards concluded. 
In the rcijrn of King John we have these entries: — 
On I7tli AiiguBt, 1205, thebuilifis were required to release 
i)w nU ip of Wi lliuin, son of Alan, and to restore the goods taken 
out." On 30th November, in the same year, tliey were 

It Ihid,, so Um. [II., ID. i liono. 

I, Id lion. Itl, m. It iloma. 

i^AT timi. III.,m. aUono, Bfo 
idiiod with Uinm to Mod Iwo 

^ IS 11*11. Ill, m. 4(10(10, 

*■ Ibid., 3G Hen. lU., m. 13 d>-Jio. 
Bye was also to f umkh one sbip. 

=" Bum. Aroh. CoU,, toI iv.. p. lOS. 

a C1okBoU..19 Ben. lU-.m. SOdocto. 
Doter. Bftbo. Snndnioh, Oamiie;, and 
Kye 12 cftch. Hastings elx 

M Rol. Litt, Claua., vol. i„ p. 16 h. 



required to release John Marescal, whom Edw,, Bishop of Ely, 
claimed;" and on 8th April in 1208, they were required to 
deliver up such as they had arrested." 

On 2 1st July, 1212, the ship of Geoffry, son of Michael 
de Rio, was at Winchelsea with 120 tuns of wine belonging 
to the merchants of Ipres and Client." On 2Gth May, 1213, 
there was a warrant for payment to Ceroid de Burdigal of 
125 marks for 50 tons (doliis) of wine bought for the King's 
nse of Daniel Pincerne, of this town."* On the 19th June, 
1215, the Constable of Hastings" was directed to give 
up to the Barons of Winchelsea Manasseh of Winchelsea, 
WDo was in custody at llastings.'" On 21st of the same 
month, he was directed to enquire of honest men of 
"Winchelsea whether the wines ofAusxre which had been seized 
at Winchelsea belonged to merchants of Eouen or merchants 
of London ; if to the former they were to be released, if to 
the latter they were to be kept for the King's use." On the 
28th of that month, the King directed Anfr de Den and his 
barons to release three ships of Yarmouth, which had been 
seized at Winciielsea, to Walter son of Robert, Robert of 
Higham and John Pilat, to be taken, with all stores, to the 
King's service."' 

In the days of Henry III. the old town, though hastening 
to destruction, was still one of the most important for the 
import of wines, corn, wool, &c. 

On 9th June, 1221, the Constable of Dover Castle was 
directed to release the wines of John de Partden, merchant of 
Abbeville, which had been seized here in a quarrel between 
the ships of St. Sebastian and the ships of Rye at the feast 
of St. Mathew.*" On IGth August, 1223. the bailiflFs were 
directed to release the ship of William Pet of St. Michael, 
and Philip de Graveling, which had been arrested here, laden 
with the wine of William Little, merchant of St. Omer;=' 
on 23rd October, the ships of John and Sinerd, burgesses of 
Brnges;" on 4th June, 1224, they were directed to allow the 

"III.. p. not. 

"lb., p, 1Mb 
» Uiu. 133 h. 

^ Uhgaa Cb«rltT wu signed o 
tStli of tbb month. 

"Rot. Lit. CI., Tol. i., p. 2IS. 
" lb., 215 b. 
" lb . ai7 b. 
» lb., p. Ml. 
** tb.. 65». 

" lb, :c:. 



ship Herebod de Breroe (Bremen), Wonging to the mcrchantfl 
of Saxony, to depart;'' on 7th and yth September, in tlie 
same year, Geoflry dc Liicy, llobcrt IJiise, and Thos. da 
Blubill were directed to release the siiip of Bayonne, arrested' 
here, ladeti with wine and other merchandize of the meo of 
Ipres;^^ on 14th January, 122j, the hailifT was directed to 
release the ship of Matthew, of Dunwich, laden with pickled 
herrings ; and also tlie ship of John Travei-s, laden with 
wine ;'' on 20th January, in that year, the King was berey. 
and a writ is here tested;'"' on that day the ship of Osbertdfl 
Burgers,*" of this town, laden with wheat, and arrested at 
Portsmouth, was ordered to be released. 

On 24tb January the bailiff was directed to release t]i9 
goods of Ralph de Toeny;" and on 2nd July, the ship of John 
de Gant, of Dieppe." 

On 28th April, 12^6, the bailiff was required to arrest tha 
little ship of Andrew Buckerell, laden with skins and lead,** 
and on 23rd May the bailiffs were to release tlie sliip of 
Robert Lomb, laden with the wine of Walter Huldeburgh, 
Dunwich, and the wine taken out of her was ordered to \» 
restored to William de Maceden, his servant.** 

3l8t August, 1229, the bailiffs were commanded to deliver 
to Stephen de Croy the ship which William de Bretun broughC 
and which was arrested here;** on 28th January, 1230, thej 
were to permit the ship laden with tlie wines of Beymond. 
Culwood, which John de Coundres had bought, to depart to 
go to London;'" and on the King's return from his unsucoeaa- 
ful expedition to France the bailiffs were commanded (on 6th 
November) not to arrest any more ships by reason of the 
King's precept, and to permit tliose already arrested to do- 
part;*' and on 2nd Dec, 1231, they were to make known to 
the merchants coming to their port with wines, &c., that ther 
might safely come to England and London with wines, &&, 
paying due customs," lic. 

M Ib„ CM. 

" n.., p. 14 b. 

" lb., p. fi20, CIS. 

" lb., p. t7. 

"Ibid. vol. ii.. p. 13 b. 

«lb„p. 117. 

» lb , p 14. Od the H>mo nod next 

**l\i., p 116. 

diivB wriig weru lebbxl nt Kyc : nn Sf lb. 

« Clww IioU.. 18 Hem tH, 

ftl BaLtle; ou SBth, M Itoberlibriilgc: on 

" n-w.. H h™. ra, m. Jt. 

atiib. M 8utU.Ui and SOIL, at Wtti- 

« Ibid , in. 23 duno, 

iIU<in.IIL.m. U>il 

istfaifav, issa. if^ iFi iwiiii a» ttf »» 

not to permit him to pn e uA hiftii, l«t TdHmm immt «r h- 
nun in the town till 4> Kngs fartk*- «4v^ ISA Mf, 
1233, they were to awe Peltr Je ■■■wpwaarf W». WAi, 
kbom (Rkhinl) tlie Eari UaiA^ «b w Ai^ ■ i^ 

* * I to t^ King's f, ■■■!, imi atm iliwi, to kc 

I if tbcf retnned to ddr pivt, a^ to ie mMfc i V 

' • Modales te fend m A^m^ S^ Jm, tSt, 

s thcBcefo Hh Dot to W ii t ii i Bi toftig-4egiJ . * 

BpenoM fauicfingiii Adr part vi^ Aor kacaai 
I tin the Ei^ fh aiB n was mmJtt La a ■* «—■»- 

17th Dee., 1234. Ttej < 

'b of wine of Ralph Hol^n aad ViIbM bk iT Ba^ to 

;, as they had giTca aeevrity Aat diqr wadl tofcc 4^ 

9 London;*' on the 27th thay were to defiw wf Ae riii^ if 

KTalter de Poate, mocfaaat af 5c Ohv, wUeh i^ hd 

Kted, containing wiiM% mo, As-, lad the dap mrtMH^g 

rines belonging to Annia IpgtlnMi ^ aad <■ lOih th^ www 

] allow all po'soos bri^ii^ wioes to depart thev p«t ^ 

IgiriDg the like Eecaritr to take thea to Lsaim.* 

ITUi February, 1235. Panfia aad God&iy, hmM, wsc 
Lto have 3000 arrows oat of tlK T»av df f itodia, fir the 
I King's use, evidently for the drfwiOE <rf the town aad to m 
■the mtuteis." 

On 10th Dec., 1235, they were to defin ^ the Mf t€ 
Kthe merchants of Flanden, airerted herc^ oa lat Taaaiij, 
11236, they were to let the diip ealied La INiiiilt, of 
iBayonne, laden with wines bdonging to WillHB |Wl rt.lijl, 
■to depart for London;* and on 23rd Janaary, the Aip ef 
IWiiliam Wade.* 

34th July, in that year, Geofiey aad Smoade WtndidHa 
E to be paid by John de Colemore, in nua^, the frei^t 
Lef their ships, in which they broagbt to Loadoa aad Boatoa 
|tbe wines of Erm de Per^oz, convicted of heraay aad d^ 

•md.. dlII dona. « Oid. 

"Ibid.,i;Hta. UL. n. T dona. 
» nnd., IB B<!0. lit, m. iO. 

■ Ibid , m. 35 ilorso. 

■ Ibtd., 19 Ben. ni, m. B. 
MIMd., 111.21. 




^teined at Boardeaox, and which were taken into the king's 

1 6th April, 1242, the bailife were to have the 120 
FcBsks of wines, which h»d been arrested there, Talned, and 
\ take secnrity for the master of the ship to go to Dover and 
^ delirer them to the Constable for the monition of the castle, 
and then retam to Portsmouth to go in the King's service;*' 
on 29th July tbey were to deliver to Will A^alentin the chat- 
tels they had arrested, as he belonged to the dominions of the 
Earl of Flanders;'' on 10th Sept. they were to deliver the 
hides, wax, wine, &c., arrested here, to the merchants of 
Flanders,*' and on 2nd October the wool taken from them ;** 
whilst on the 22nd Oct. their own wool, which had been 
[ leized at Dunwich, in a ship of Pevensey, was to be restored 
' to them.** 

On the 25th Dec., 1242, they were to allow a ship of 
Bayonne, arrested here, to go to Sandwich ;** on the 1 9th 
May, 1243, they were to deliver up the woad and pepper of 
Femin Beaubusson and others, taken in the ship of John 
Pcech, of Flanders," 

In the next year Thomas, son of Godfrey de TVinchelsea, 
obtained a restoration of his corn, which had been seized into 
the King's bands."* 

On 20th June, 1246, a prisoner taken here with Welch 
letters was directed to be sent to the Tower of London.^ 

On 25th March, 1252, they were to take 6 ship loads of 
wine, and send them to the King at London." 

On 28th July, 1253, the bailiffs were to deliver up the 
ship of Holiert de Londe;" on tlie 30th they were directed 
not to allow any ships laden with cloth to depart till the 
King's message should have come;"' and on 6th August 
they were to give up the ship called St. Stephen, and the 3 
ships belonging to the merchants of Rochelle.'* 

In the next two years we find wines again prominent 
among the imports. On 6th Dec., 1254, they were to send 

■1 Ihld., 2(1 IIcQ. IIL, put i,, n 
- Ibid., ID. 7. 
•i Ibid., m. i. 
Ibid., m. 8. 

bid., m. 2. 

bU., 27 Heu. ni.portil., r 

« Hiid, m. 5, 

» Ibid., 28 Heq. m., m. 15 i 
«>lbid„30Heii. lU., m. S. 
" Oi., 3G Hen. IIL, m. SO. 
" Ibid.. 87 Hen. IIL, m. 4. 

™ iiiid.. 

.. S durso. 



B ship of wine on the feast of St. Edward (5th Janmiry) to 
WestmiDSt«r, for the purification of the Queen,'* after the 
birth, on 25th November preceding, of their only daughter 
Catherine; on 9th they were to aid Riofaard Oysel, who was 
sent hy the King to provide wine for him for the feast of 
the Nativity ;" and on the 14th they were to send to Sandwich 
the residue of the wine arrested in a ship in their port ; on the 
15th February, 1255, they were to take security from the 
masters of all ships that they would take them with all wines 
contained in them to London, to be unloaded there;'" and on 
1st March they were to arrest the first ship coming into their 
port with good wines, and take security from the master to 
take it to London to be unladen."^ 

I have already given an account of the supply of fish re- 
quired from the town for the use of the King's table'* in 1256, 
and I find that for some years the supply was continuous. 
Thus in 1237 they were to send 2000 whiting and other fish; 
on 30th May, 1248, to send a thousand plaice to him at 
Winchester;'' on 8th April, 1251, they were to buy plaice, 
&c., to send to Westminster;" and nn 7th October they were 
Ui send to Westminster, for the feast of St. Edward, 4000 
whitings, 3000 plaice, 6000 fresh herrings, also large congers 
and other fish;" on 25th March next year they were to send 
2000 plaice, 4000 whitings, 24 dories, 100 soles, 40 congers, 
and any other good fish" they coald find, and send them to 
Westminster for Easter ; on 5th May they were to aid Roger 
of the larder in buying fish for the King;^ and on 20th 
March, 1255, they were to cause the fish which Hugh the 
King's buyer should take in the town, to be paid for and 
sent from day to day to Westminster.** 

Thb state of the town at this time was such as to cause 
considerable uneasiness from the encroachments of the sea. 
The King granted them customs of wine to make a quay, 

» n... 38 Hto. IlL. m. 14. 

w ibid, 3» n«i. UL, in. 20. 

•■ IbW., m. 17. 


» Sdm. Arab. Coll., *ol, zvli- p. 118, 

lattng ihu wonl " braune*," fhej were 
DotcajioiM, Ifut hoi^ t]ri«d. 

» Clota Eoll.. 32 Ben. UI.. m 
» Hjid., 36 Hen, m., m. IG. 

» Ibid.,' 3G Hen. III., m. 20. 

nibid., m IT. 

M Ibul., 39 Hen. III., m 15, 

! or WDfCaEUKA, 

t CB IM B»r^ 1S44, tky were required not to levy Uwb 
I Ac Aip «Baiag fron Bcjooae." 

'DCh Jne, II-W, dw Wankn of the Cinqae Ports 
B 6t CnoO} wu to repair the walls round this town 
o4 B/e, «od provide a mmlen for their custody."' 
On the 5rd Felvuary foHowing the; paid 30 marks to- 
'l tiiu works at Dover Castle, for the fjoe for the Court 
iiipwuy, iind obtained their acquittance on 23rd Sept.*' 
ml uu 2Ut May, 1352, the harons were to elect 12 dts- 
K't inc'ri of tilt town, and by their counsel to take effectual 
MHUh's for ito defcncti ngninst tbe sea,*" which had broken 
|)y tlio ittini) of March iu tliut year/* 

\ l'mH't.AUATl0.\9. — These proclamations were addressed to 
\ XmiWi^ i tlitu :— On -2iad May, 1224, they hsd been 
N»X lv> iu\H'l(t)iii that tvliit« wine, or wine AaiicgsTese,'* 
4 tiK4 1'«< ^>K! «t fi>r more llinnSd., or red wine than IChLa 
im ihtf ^^U <.Vtolvr, 1225, tliebaili^ iofether witb 
r (HANS, wMv directed not to allow toy wheat lo 
jtvotte^ but to arrest any tbond then; aewr ri fr 
^ (Wttbtfft the l«i)if& of Ip8*icb «ae Jowled 
I ^AJyt* tft' Kvigiuld Jor« and Tto— it i£ WioBftct 
ii«6 w&Mi to go to Wiadidsea; wtAHu baSfi 
r w«r» ttllM lo all«v the shipi of Ala at I 

Ati«EU9«, li26, the haili/VH wero reqriisn&B 

^,_te ly depart out of tin' pud wilhoiittfe F 

iftw;" lui ]5t Octohi^r, Jnliii Dnitill^vf Caau 

I w « fjwciai mfMi<n^tir l» ttio juttf* and Wag 

' iw Stllh NoFcmlior it \\n» ohh'iwl thiH n.t ahjp A, _ 

„« th* port ;* ami im |(l(h iKHiiimln-r (hu hnilifiL wftft" 

r |H»r»s, were com Ii»| ii..( (u n\\^^^y „„y „),!„ tocmn 

pJrsvm into the ili>ininl»n» ni ilic Kltijf of Fnince." 

Um (7 E.lw.), Ml" KliiH onloivd thiil no merehaat, 
• K>r foreign, wlicthor Ulirl-tlan* ui- Jow«, should ciport 


an; silrer money, or broken silver, out of the port without 
' license, and all who had it to export were to be arrested." 

Names. — We have already mentioned several of these, and 
ve have some more notices of persons connected with the old 
town: — On 9th September, 1215 (17 John), the Barons of 
Hastings, Rye, and Winchelsea were informed by the king 
that Anfr. de Den, and Godfrey de Craucumb, had been sent 
to lake the custody of the Ciistle of Hastings and the towns 
of Eye and Winchelsea, and the barons were commimded to 
give them all the aid in their power ; * and on 8th June 
following, Godfrey de Craucumb was i-equired to appropriate 
the 55 marks which the King had paid fur the keeping up of 
the large ships at Rye and Winchelsea, and should live at 
Rye for its custofly, and should defend the same with the 
men of the county as to him should seem best." 

On 17th March, 1216, the Sheriff of Suffolk was directed 
to give seizin to John Truman, of Winchelsea, of a miirsh and 
mill which had belonged to Thomas de Yaleiiies, who was 
with the King's enemies;"^ and on 5th September next, the 
King granted to Boniface of Winchelsea a house in Portsmouth, 
which had belonged to William of Wykam."" 

On 3rd April, 1217, the Sheriff of Oxford was required to 
give seizin to PauHn of 40a. of land in Estrop, which had 
belonged to Geoffry le Sauvage, and was the lee of Paulin 
granted to him by the King to maintain himself in the King's 
service.'"' The family bug continued in the new town, and 
to be of note, for in 131l', Henry Paulin was witness to the 
feoffment of Stephea Alord to Langedoae Abbey, endowing 
the Alard chantry. 

The PBOCEEDINGS for which the portsmen were famous are 
still more illustrated, by the following notices; — 

On 12th Dec., 1223, the bailiffs were directed, in conse- 
quence of the truce with the King of France, to bring to 
London Daniel de Piarto de Winchelse, of this town, charged 
with having killed many men of Calais, and also those which 
John de Curtois, of Winchelsea and Cliflande of Winchelse, 

w BoLOrig., Tol.i. 
» Hot. Lit. CI., vol. i. 
" lb.. (.. 27* b. 

» iijid.. I Uvii. m.oini. 


and Vincent de Iloren, of Wiaclielse, and Eobin de Heie, 
had taken."^ 

August, 1264, John de la Hay was appointed Constable 
of Rye and Winchelsea,^"* and in 3rd Edward I., his son John 
obtained hisacquittance."" We liave further notice of their pro- 
ceedings in 1264, when by the assent and with tlie consent of 
certain great men of England, viz, the Earl of Leicester and 
his sons, the men of the Cinciue Ports sailed to Calais, and 
with other ships pillaged all those whom they could find go to 
or from England, and cast the men cruelly into the sea, as 
well English as foreigners, and the said Earl of Leicester and 
his sons received as was said one-third of the whole pillage."* 

It was in consequence of these unruly proceedings that 
Margaret II., the reigning Countess of Flanders, addressed, 
in August, 1265, a spirited remonstrance to King Henry III, 
on behalf of " Her merchants of Bruges and Dam, who, 
during the civil war within his realm, had been plundered of 
ships, merchandize and goods atsea, hy his men ofWinchelee, 
Rye, and others of the Cinque Ports." She sent over a 
Cistercian monk, John Bourvehlst, to require and receive 
restitution ; to procure which she entreated the King's effective 

There is the following particular of the quarrels with the 
men of Yarmouth. On 20th January, 1252, the baillfla 
were to deliver up the men of Yarmouth here imprisoned, 
together with their ships. This the men of tlie town did 
not do, and on 17tb February Bertram dc CrioU was 
directed to come here and free the men, taking security from 
the townsmen to answer for the contempt.'"^ The King was in 
Gascony, but the Council with the Regents, Richard Earl of 
Cornwall, and the Queen, were authorised to enquire into the 
matter, and give compensation to the Yarmouth men;'"" and 
accordingly on the 22nd ilay, in the next year, the barons 
and bailiffs were to send 24 discreet men of their town to 
Oxford"" to be before the King's council to receive and do 
justice in the contention between the men of the Cinque 

iraibid.,8Hen. III.. TOl. i., 630. 'nf Suss, Arch. Col)., vol. i»., p. US. 

I" BIdbuw'b Barons' War, p. 290. "» Close ItoU,, ST Hon. IIL, m. io and 

»" Ltmsd. MS.. 334, roL 16*. IS dorso. 

i°* ChToaicIo of Hafon, Ico., of Loo- K" Ibid., 10 dono. 

don, p. 73. <» Ibli).. 38 Hen. III., m. 7 •imto. 



tbe meo of TumooUi, and the waidea of tbe perti 
that ihej went, together with 6 ma froa tmA tt 
Kothii^, hoirerer, was then efiectnaDj dine to ttap the 

CH15TBIES. — In tbe Histcty (>f Wiachefeca (p. 109) I 
have given the partic^iUrs of the lands bdm^ing to tbe 
Famatmbe ChatUry^ and I now give ihoee of Ae 

Ckam^ m IPnKJMwy, rmOed OaonKr's C^axtky ™ 

Ta}ae in — FVh reat iwaatig out ot lands, hte Kdiolaa 

WOUtd's. nD«d StMeafcoB, per umBiii - - - ^ 
Tbe like ont of Uad of Jokn AlnMn, calW Bairett's 

Ciofte, ptr uuuun - - - - - . - qa 

Tbe like out of UaA, Ute William WnUnTs, oUed Hod- __ 

dropp'i Har«tie, per uumrn - _ . . . bj* 

"" e like out uf Uo>i of WiDtam AJfrrj, called Jw&et- 

onnra. p*r aunam ------- n* 

riw like out of land, Uta of Jolui Heniotte, per ansBB - u* 

^nSie tike out tlte Uad of tbe li«ue of Jine BsKeU, oiled 

IiJOB'i Laail, per annnBi .----- ri^ 

The like out of the messuage of Siman Ffiraadb per 

like ont of the garden call«d Wajborde p«r Hmmn - 

The like out of the land of John Alhnan, jnoior, lfi>9 

near Slokewell, per annoto - _ - _ _ 

The like out of land cil!«4 Janelandea per annum - 

Ttie nat of two tecenienla in WioeheUey, in tbe t«naie of 

JtJin Btoiey, per annnm -...._ 

The rent of aQother tenem^it, tben io tbe tamie of 

Edward Crosse, per annnm - - . _ . 

Ibe rent of another tenemeiit in Wincheleej in tbe tcanre 

of Henry Pecke per annom . - _ _ _ 

lent of one mill, then in the teaore of Thoniaa SmTtbe, 

per annuDi --_-..__ 

lent of one tenement, tben in the tenure of John Choite, 


Aent of another tenement, then in the tenore of John 
Helliar, per annum -...__ 

Qlbefann of lands called Hanckebam lands, Ix'; Gren- 
garc, X3*: Bromham, m" ; Coteland, rj* riij* ; 
and Hankeham Marshe, xx', which are all in tbe tenure 
of John Senoke, per annum - - - . - 

Tj' T* Ob 

iin I I - . - - XXX* 

te**vx*«taM*«r Ala li^sr.pv 

> of £f«n lM«i(ahi GvC^ a Ac Man of Mm 
ikn^pswHM ------ iT|r 

IfTtam of iMd criiri FmiiIm I. » th« fa— of BklKibe 

1 Cai<&,praMn .----- s* 

IVk«o(b*dl!r^atl«^M.«a* t^nc of VTtBm 

CVrtor, iwr Mm^ -.---- x* 

tb« 6m aToM p««l tf Im4 ll«V MT FMdnd, iB 

Tatd - - xriij" xxj* ob. 


Rent n-solate to oar Xjord Oe Kng, iaamg oat of Inub 
in We£l«ham. Putscft and Hilwhwi, IB lit* Uaiun of 
John Penoeke. per anmoB ----- iiij* ij* 

B«Dt resolatr to tbe Earl of AisBdcH, innas oat of the 

s«roe land, per anssm ------ ij' ob. 

Bent anna alt r [«;ftbl« towvds pqnent of the Common 

Scotte of Pexonsay, per annma . _ - _ iij* Tij'' 

Rent umnalljr psjable to Antlwaj Browne, knight, as 

well as rent refiolat« and fees of court, per uniun - suj* viij^ 

Total - - - iiiij* T* ob. 

And tie clear anneal valne - - xt^"" ij' ^ 

Mil. here ia all the poBseFEions of the said chaontriv to'm; knowledge, 
of which tencmentB without lands, Ixxij' is!' ob. ; rated al x yeres piir- 
chace, — xxivj" vij' xj" j and in land, xiij" ii' Tiyd ob.; at is" yer pur- 
cbace, ^ cclxix" xiiij' iJ". 

Thii agrees with rcnta of parcel in the hands of the auditor. 

Ex. by mc, Thomas Erarard, Auditor, 

li* (lie Octobris Anno, rcgni regis Edward! vj" iij"" for WiHiam 
HortHirt, Knight (inter alia). 

'Jliu olnrn ytirely value of the premyBSes Ixix" xV' di. q., which rated 
" *l<u •ii'vernll ralo* abovo menconcd amonnteth to the some of mc^n 
n't .lb. 

il till'*!' xvi"" di« traniiar.. Anno, iiij" regTii regis Edwardi vj"- 
I King'* Majif«ty to dischargo the pnrcbascr of all incombranncea, 



j>t leasee and tbo eonmante iu the eame, and Cho reprisea aboro locn- 

Hie t«narQ in eoccage. 
The l4)ada and b^ excepted. 
The pnrchaacr to be boonde for the woodos. 

The pnrchaser to be bounde to answero tho doka^ after x yercs at 
[ nche jerclj raloe as they shalbc earrejed unto. 

The parcha£er to have the profiitte from Migholmog last pa£t. 
Ry. BakBTjle. Wa. MUdmay. 

Tfcomaa Tliimdir^ , 
, WiUiam WorUi . 

WaiiamAJlard . , 

OoJdard Talhan . . 
Uilto . . 

Ditto"' . . 

i Thtindir . 
\ Thomas Wood«arde 

[ IlMimafi Sylton first on list 
to Brodhall, 1453 (not 
namnl as Mayor), 
f Thomas SoDdir . . 

Ditto . . . 

I A Deputy for the Mayor 
I Thotuaa Hjlton . . . 
I A Depnty nas sent . . 
t Thomas Cylton . . . 
Ditto . . 

I Deputy sent .... 

>" Battle Deedii. 

"» While Book of tbe Porta at New 

I Boniney. extnuUd by TliomM tUws, 

1 1[«q,u(llMtJiigB. The mayore from 1434 

" V iUe. and 1441 to 144tl, ore printed in 

Bmb. Areb. Coll., vol. riii., p. aS4. 

"* Naniwl to two BrodbiliB, 

u* Fbur aoetlnga, 1431. 

U* Bmut, 1«6T. Complunt tnada 
ft jfaat Babert BaMts, mayor of niuahel- 

Mato&s of WracHEi-aEA. 

K Symon Femocomba 

. . 1421 Ditto 

. . . U28 Robert It^^Iey . 





Bobcrt Baeeley 

John 8ylton . , 

Ditto , . 

Henry Fyshe . 

Robert Bascle"' 
John Syhon . 
Thomas Martham 
John Pliippa . 
Henry Fyssho 
Robert Bitsele 
Richard Davy 
John Sylton . 
Henry Fysshe 
Robt. Baselo . 
John Copyltlyki 
John CoDTcrs . 
John Sylton . 

Water Moore . 



. 1461 

. 1462 

. 1463 

. 1464 

. 1465 

. 1466 

. 14 G8 

. 14G9 

. 1470 

. 1471 

. 1474 

. 1475 

. 1476 

. 1477 

. 1478 

. 1479 

. 1480 

. 1481 

sen was arcated fn Hint tomi by the 
Ueaflonant of Dorer Cutle, in w)jose 
eoalody be temnuuid, Ice, Two Brod. 
halU tivD dejiuties sent. 

"' HTH, tuo itPtiiitiee, and the fotlow- 
Inji ineuttug in EuUr, 1474, a deputy 

lUFonr BrodhylU, A depnty eaah 



Hichard III. 

John Sylton 1484 

Ditto 1485 

Henry VII. 

Arkcnold Silton . . 

. . 1486 

Richard Ferett . . 

. . 1487 

Ditto . . 

. . 1488 

John Godard • . . 

. . 1489 

Ditto . . , 

. . . 1490 

Richard ^rartoham , 

. . . 1491 

Richard Martin . . 

. . . 1492 

George 15arton . . 
John Godard . . . 

. . . 1493 
. . . 1494 

Henry Stide . . 
Robert Oxenbregge 
Richard Barkeley 

. . . 1495 
. . . 1496 
. . . 1497 
. . . 1498 

Robert Oxenbrego , 

. . . 1498 
. . . 1499 


. . . 1500 


. . . 1501 

Thomas Godard 

. . ."nr)02 

Harry Fische 

. . . 1504 

Robt. Sparowc, depi 
William Stonakre 

ity for 

. . 1505 

Willm. Pamell . 

. . . 1506 

Thomas Godarde 

. . . 1507 


. . . 1508 

Henry YIIL 

Thomas Asheborham, 

Squyre 1509 

Ditto 1510 

Robert Sparowe . . . . 1511 

William Stonakre . . . 1512 

John Kyrkeby . . . . 1513 

James Mersshall . . . . 1514 

Ditto (but spelt Marchall). 1515 

Moysor Pette . . . . 1516 

Robert Sparowe . . . . 1517 
James Marshall .... „ 

Ditto ... 1518 

Thomas Ensyng .... 1519 

Wyllym Ham .... „ 

Ditto 1520 

Thomas Asshebamham • ,, 

Ditto . 1521 

Ditto , 1522 

Thomas Ensyng .... „ 

Ditto .... 1523 

Robt. Sparowe .... 1524 

George Lowes .... „ 

Ditto (spelt Lowas) . 1525 

Ditto (sj)elt Lowes) • 1526 

Thomas Foster .... 1527 

Ditto .... 1528 
Thomas Ilnsyng .... "•1529 

George Lowys .... 1531 

Ditto .... 1532 

Ditto (spelt Lowes) . 1538 

John Covcley .... 1534 

John Bell .... 1635 
On account of sickness no 
return, and visitation of 

God. Rye the same"*. . 1536 

George Lowes .... 1537 

Thomas Ensyng .... 1538 

Richard Ferett .... 1539 

Ditto .... 1540 

John Rett 1541 

Richard Ferett .... 154 J 

Ditto . . . .J»1543 

Made default and fined . . 1545 

Godard Heman .... 154$ 

Edward VI. 

John Smyth . . 
John Watts . . , 
William Oxenbredgo 
John Hall . . . , 
George Lowes . , 
W^illiam Egyleston , 


William Egyleston , 



11* Deputy Bent following Easter. i>i Appeared at the BixMlhill \n tt* 

1** A page torn out with record, 1530 attorneys only^aocc^ited and n(i iaii 

us Leafofiecordboci^lbrlM4ioim«* 



Ditto (but Bpolt Egelston) .^1664: 

Thomas Egyclston . . . 1556 

Hugh Myddelfcon . . . 1557 
No return. 


Willm. Egelstone ... 1559 

Ditto . . . 1560 

JohnPecke 1561 

John Pecke . . 
John Love^ . . 
John Pecke . . 
GodderdWhyte . 

John Love . . 
Edward Midelton 

Ditto . . 
John Pecke . . 
Edward Middelton 


In 1622 Mr. Collins was Mayor, and John Taylor, the 
water poet, in his Discovery by Sea from London to Salis^ 
bury J 1623, says: "I walk'd to Winchelsey, where I thanke 
my cousin, Mr. Collins, the Maior there, hee made me kindly 

us 3rd M. and let Phih'p, did not ap- 
pear, and fined five marks. 4th M. and 
2nd P., ditto, fined 408. and £5 for 
bailiff to Yarmouth, as well as the five 

"* Edmondflon (vol. iv., p. 325) states 
that the daughter and co-heir of (John) 
Love, of Winchelsea, married Oliver, 
second son of John St. John, and 
had three children, Oliver, Nicholas, and 

John. John Love by his will, dated 26th 
March, 1573, gives to his son St. John 
and Margaret his wife (his daughter) all 
lands, &c , and to his son St. John, who 
lived at Marlborough, Hie house he then 
lived in at Winchelsea. Notes and Queries, 
2 ser. vii., p. 27, and viii., p. 386, and it 
is stated that the son Oliver was ** Black 
Oliver," C. J. of Common Pleas. 

F 3 



tV pxtmoto which I bare ilmlf gtim from tke 
f^^st'ittMMC mctnbcrs of the fiuni^ of S^g feyyo f Hick- 
k TwiHchnm, in Volames IL tad XTIII. of our 
f^'4) Otticctioiis" lintendedtohmcotkdotiedmjr 
% Mictoiit and highljr respedabfe Sbssu Cunily. 
viirnHl to Q3C since the latter of tbeae two 
rv) .in<i circDluted, that fiom the aceooBt 
t>k5 now in m^ hands, and in whidt ^ 
t^'dik house and estate were aocostooud 
ktb^ttJM their mooetory and other trans- 
.1 tfedttUtton oociirrences of the day in their 
"^^"vrimii amongst their kinsfolk and ao 
K*li^>4k Mn^ be formed of the sociid habits 
I SikiHWLv «^MtntrT stiuire, living upon and 

■ "■ * the period above alluded to; 

; il landowners in and lords 
:uls also in Bolnev, Cuck- 
. .^ i lii'liihlwuring pari; 
; Hud iwililis, Hiid kt.'eping a i 
. .lud oiit-tloor domestic servant^ 
V. 1 . M-v-'Iy tti theirownaffuirs, and ket, 
' «ll A))|x>Arancc, accurate accoui 
HlM* ««.! oxivnditiira For thongh t" 
i«i, ti .Mir l.-iti> Honomry Secretary, I 
riitii.tlir Bumili, n barrister r 
1 (-'ik-kHWd, extracts thim who( 
■ nunising journal and acconi 



book wUl be fottnd in VcJnme ILL, pp. 117 to 172 of the 
stune Collections^ ttiere seems to be an openiag for another 
paper on the same subject, without a repetition of any matter 
which that paper contains; the Staplcj ktlgers being of aa 
earlier date, and giving many items relating to matters with 
which Mr. Borrell's professional life would have nothing to 
do. For though Mr. Anthony Stapley, the first of the ao 
countants and journalists, was also " a coansellor," and prac- 
tised as such in the earlier part of hb life, he difTered from 
his friend Mr. Burrell, in this material respect, that, upon his 
coming into [wssession of the Hickstead estate, he abandoned 
the liw altogether, and became a vigorous agriculturist; while 
Mr. Burrell adhered to his legal pursuits to the day of his 

Kot that the social habits of the Sussex gentry of the period 
of Charles the First and Second, and two or three succeeding 
reigns, were so very different from those of the present day 
as many have been led to imagine. Take aa an instance the 
time of their sitting down to their different meals in the course 
of the day. They are thought to have been early, and we 
late in doing so ; whereas the difference between us and them 
in this respect is more nominal than reaL They dined at one 
or two o'clock, and many now do the same ; the only dif- 
ference between them and ns being, that what they 
called dinner we cull luncheon. They sat down to a sub- 
stantial meal at half-past seven or eight o'clock, and so do 
we ; and this they called supper, but we call dinner. And 
80 soon as supper was over the sijulre sat down at the 
shovel-board table, with his canine pets about him ; and his 
tenants and retainers being called in, they smoked their pipes 
and quaffed their grogs — unless any of the party preferred in- 
stead potent home-brewed October ale — discussing all the while 
the business as well as the passing events of the day. And 
this continued — varied, perhaps, with now and then a hunting 
song, in the chorus of which all heartily joined, or with a 
game played with cards — until it was time to prepare for bed, 
which in well-regulated families, was seldom later than ten 
o'clock; while in another part of the hall, if it was spacious 
enough to admit of it, or if not in some adjoining apartment 
opening into the hall, sat the lady of the house, with her 


family and any female frieods that miglit be staying with her, 
busily engaged in spinning, rianufortes, now tu In; found ia 
every tradesman's and farmer's house, were unknown even in 
the houses of many of the gentry in those days. The drone 
of the spinning-wheel was the music tliey most delighted iq; 
and singing, or as one of ray church choir used to call it when ho 
wasin a grandilo(|uent humour, " the tuneful music of the rocal 
voice," was all the melody that arrested the ear witbin the sub- 
stantial walls of the Place House ; and profitable music it was, 
for all the linen of the house, body, t>ed, and table, was, for the 
most part, thus supplied; the mnid servants, as well as the 
mistress of the house, her daughters and her friends, employ- 
ing all their not otherwise occupied time in the same way. 
Tea was a repast not tben much appreciated, even if it wag 
known; the article itself — from a decoction of which the meal 
took its name — being far too costly during the period under 
consideration to be much used in a common way, even in the 
houses of the better class; as T have shown in my continua> 
tion of the Stnpley Diary, given in Volume XVIII., p. 158, 
though it appears to have been occasionally indulged in at 
Ilickstend; tlie price given for the article thus consumed be- 
ing charged, according to the accounts, at 25s. and 30s. per 
pound. The family breakfasts at this date were upon tha 
substantial Elizabethan scale. They consisted for the most 
part of hot meats, with a liberal supply of well-matured nut- 
brown malt liquor. A hot l)eef steak, with no sciint measure 
of two years' old ale, was no unusual thing for the lords and 
ladiesofQueenElizabeth'sCourt at breakfast to indulge in ;and 
her most gracious Majesty did the same. And at tlickstead 
this meal was taken at a somewhat unusually early hour, so 
that by eight o'clock the squire was ready either for business 
or pleasure. " If," during the hunting season — 

the hounds were unkenelled, and every servant that could be 
spared from his customary duties in and about the house, each 
with a hunting pole in his hand, attended their master to tbo 
cover, and the welkin soon rang with the music of their tone- 
able voices; for game was far too plentiful in the Ilickstead 



woods and hedgerows in those days to be long in being fonnd. 
Or if the day was better adapted to shooting, the old Sussei 
spaniels, for which Hickstead was then famous, were brought 
oat, and the squire spent his morning in trying either the 
covers for pheasants or the stubbles for partridges; and by 
Iwelve o'clock he was able to return home with a weil^Bed 

And here I cannot hot lament, as a Sussex man, the al- 
most toUd estinction in the county of this oseftil breed of 
dog. Earely is it now to be met with, the pointer and setter 
having superseded its use in the field. The points and jwo- 
portions of a true bred dog of this kind are a dark lirar 
colour, without any white about it, long ears, occasionally 
slightly curling, and the ends of which are of a lifter tint; 
it should be smooth and shortcoated, long in the body, and 
low in the legs, with good broad feet, not flued in any part; 
the tail shoidd have but little hair on it; tlie head sboold be 
long and broad across the forehead, and free from carls; and 
the whole expression of the animal should be lirely and Intel- 
ligent. Miiny half-breds and mongrels are now to be met 
w ith in difl'erent parts of the county ; but the genoine Sossex 
qianiel is, 1 fear, almost, if nut quit*: extincL For sporting 
purposes no dogs were equal to them. 

Judging from the quantity of malt purchased and beer 
brewed at various times, the annual consnmption of beer at 
Hickstead Place must have been very great; but not greater 
than the free use of it both In parlour and kitchen wonld lead 
one to suppose would have been the case. One of the at- 
tributes of " the fine old English gentleman " was " a cellar 
full of ale and beer;" and in this the Staplcyswoold not have 
been deficient. (See Vol. HI., p. 139, n. 55.) It baa been 
said, and rce/Z said, that in learning and the polite arts tbe 
more modern ages have been far superior to any that preceded 
theni. Still it must be admitted that the gentry of the peri'jd 
weare considering have been always noted for tlicir remarkable 
hospitality ; and this, combined with that honest Bimplieity which 
bus always been the characteristic of the Englishman of that 
and every other period, must give us a great and honvtinAAn 
idea of our ancestors. The Sussex w^uire. indeed, wai pro- 
verbially hospitable. All who came to his house were re- 



ceivcd by him with a hearty welcome, and were most HlieranT 
supplied with meat and drink ; l>ecr, as I hare already said, 
being tlieir chief article of consutnptioa at table morning, 
noon, and night; and a knowledge of the process of breving ] 
became therefore one of the first (^TinlificRtions of u scmnt in 
those days. This we learn from the earlier dramatists. In the 
" Two Gentlemen of Verona," Laiince, whose nifection sccou to ' 
have been divided between his sweetheart and his dog, with a 
strong preference for the latter, is represented as carrying in 
Lis pocket " a cate-log" of the condition of the former, which 
he entrusted to Spee<l to read, and in which one of the first i 
items is — "she brews good ale," to which Launce replies — 
*' and thereof comes the proverb. Blessing of your heart, yon 
brew good ale ;" and in the "Mask of Aiigiirs," by IJen Jouaon, 
a publican, in commending the stock of his cellar, says— 

" Our a\i!'» if llw liest, 
And cncli irhhI guvst 
frays for tteir awtle thU bretred it." 

St. Richard, at tlie time he held the Sec of Chichester, give 
the great tithes of the parish of Stoughton to the Cathedral 
Canons to find them in ule. 

We hear but little of wine at the tables of the Sussex yeo- 
manry class, and the Stapley accounts show that the owners 
of Hickstead were not an exception to the general rule; for 
payments for wine rarely occur. Sir John FalstalTs favourite 
beverage, sack, served sometimes with a toast, and at other 
times plain, took the place of this on extraordinary occasions; 
the wine consumed, when any was produced, Iteing claret 
But though there appears U^ have been no lack of hospitality 
at Hickstead, us far as sack was concerned, but little appears 
to have been consumed ; at all events but little was purchwed. 
And with regard to meat, the greater part of what was con- 
sumed in the house was fattened on the land, and killed At 
home; an exchange of meat with a neighbour taking plaoB 
during the summer months, when a quicker consumption WM 
needed. For this I take to be the menning of the trcquent 
entries in the account books at tliat season, that such <ir sodl 
n person— mentioning some familiar name among the resideni 
in the neighbourhood of Hickstead — owes me so many niiiU 
—specifying the quantity, which was often very coDsidenbh 


—of beef, or whaterer oHner kind of ■ 
cotuist of, which was of beef generaO j ; otifB i 
ing more qaicklj consnmed. Wiifa ffMt if 
great abundanee, the Hickstnd sqniiA o»m dap tmi ff^ 
wrould sapptjr him and his &11UI7. Fcr fnei, tao^ W «■> b- 
dependent of the coal merchant. To Us ««■ wood^ vliEk 
were large and fall of fine timba-, be wnsU laokto Mffif ^ 
his waats in this respect, and leave him maA to ifBb Ik- 
deed, the accounts show that aAer harii^ stand sp ^mi^^ 
for his own annaal consoraptioa be bad a eoaeidaaUe ^hk- 
tity to sell; Ur. Timothy Bttndl, of Cad£eU, baag aw if 
bis customers, and purchasing of him from 500 to 700 ark 
in the coarse of the jear. Tbe wages of d mumJE aawma, 
both male and female, were then marrdloa^ lav, w ffcit 
man; were kept. The Hickstead iiilililiiihi ■! mpfemn t» 
have consisted of aboot three or fear of tbe latkiv wmi. da«k 
tbe same number of the former, tbe iiawiiirti aaC fccnf 
like the pampered menials of the presest di^, fast m^ "^ 
though they could wait upon their mastag aad ttdr mh 
tresses, tbeir families and their fiiendi, mi thdr vari Beds, 
could also, when not so employed, ttm tbeir baab to aaj- 
thing that might be required of tbem, eitlier iadegn «r a«; 
and who became so attached to tbe *«™iK— in wbkb ^tj 
lived that the thought of ** betterii^ tbemseJTc^ rardy catcnd 
their heads. We read of iostanceB of 30or 40 years' domeatae 
servitude in those days, and Eomettmes even more than tbis. 
Bat this does not appear to have been tbeeaae at Hicfcste*!. 
My grandfather's principal manserraot lived netriy balf s 
century witji him ; and it was bis boast to tbe day t4 bis 
deathf that he had waited at dinner npon twelve aqtdres at 
once withoat being anyways da'nted. And in later days I 
have often visited at a house in the weatem dividoo oT tbe 
county where tbe cook, of the &nuly was iKariy 90, and faad 
never lived as a servant in any other boose. My estimaUe 
friend was her second master, she having lived with his mcle 
previously ; and after be had passed his seveatietb year she 
generally spoke of him as her yimng master. This is an in- 
stance of length of servitude not easily to Ije paralleled. 

But to retnrn to the Hickstead ledgers, from which I have 
somewhat digressed. By no means the least valuable port ofj 




tlieir contents is Ae infisnatioD wliich we thus obtain of the 
prices of all the neoesEBriesoffife} besid^swhatl haTejustmen- 
tionediandwiucltiraiildiioirbetsIled the very low range of ser- 
Tants' wages in diose dtjs. And the exemplmcatton of this hj 
means of extracts from tliem, which I now propose to make^ 
and the cotnpaiison whit^ &ej enabk ns to institntc between 
the cost of the osoal articles of familj' consumption at that 
time and at the present day ; the expense, in short, of liv- 
ing in 1668>, as oontrasted wi^ that of 1S68, the year in 
which this paper was written, will be found both interest* 
ing and instnurtiTe; and in this consists its chief value, if 
TiUue it possesses. 

But before I proceed to analyse the accounts themselves, 
and to give such extracts &om tfaem as will show the social I 
position of a Sussex gentleman in the 17th ceotury, his 
domestic habits and annual expenditure — for those of Anthonie 
Staplcy, of Hickstead, upon whose coming to the estate the 
regular accounts begin, and of the son who succeeded him, are 
fair specimens of the habitude and mode of living of a Sussex 
gentleman, the rental of whose estate was about £800 per 
annum' — and few of this influential class had more in those 
days, and many not so much ; I shall say a few words on 
these two gentlemen, and on some of their Sussex connections, 
which are to be learned from the mention made of them in 
these accounts. 

The eider Anthonie Stopley's family condsted of himself 
and his wife, who previous to her marriage was Jennie 
Stonestrete, and five children. Of these, Eicliard, whose 
diary 1 have given in Volume 11., p, 102, was tlie second 
son. His eldest son Anthonie, who succeeded his father 
in the Hickstead property, and whose wife was also 
named Jane, but whose surname I have been unable to dis- 
cover, consisted of himself and his wife and five children also, 
two of whom died young. The elder Anthonie, for reasons 
which I have already mentioned, was generally called *' Mr. 
Justice Stapley." He appears early in life so have studied 
the law; but as soon as lie came into possession of the patri- 
monial estate he laid aside forensic pursuits, and entered 
warmly into those of agriculture. This, the various accounts 
Thich he kept, and the memoranda of passing events which he 


made, sufficiently mani fest ; and they further show that breeding 
horses and fatting stock was his favourite employment, the 
latter of which he seems to have carried out upon a large 
scale; and this the rich and well-watered pasture land, of 
which a part of the estate consisted, would greatly facilitate 
and very naturally lead to. 

The house, in its present state, is the remains of a much 
larger residence, traces of which may still be seen in very dry 
weather to the south of it. In its external appearance it is 
a low, heavy uninteresting structure. Internally, however, 
it is different ; much in it heiug worthy of the notice of the 
arohffiologist. It contains some of the purest and best exe- 
cuted specimens of Tudor oak carving to be found, perhaps, 
in the county ; and as the present possessor of the property 
is a gentleman of singularly good taste and correct judgment 
in everything connected with this style, and a most superior 
amateur carver in wood himself, there is no fear of its suffer- 
ing injury in his hands. The house is of brick, and its pre- 
sent entrance hall — for this could not have been the original 
hall of the house — is small when compared with those of Par- 
ham, Wiston, and Danny, but the dining and principal dvaw- 
,ng rooms are large and beautifully fitted up with oak pan- 
nelling, on which are the coats of arms of Henry YIL, and 
of the Earls Delawarr; leading to the conjecture that this was 
one of the many residences which this anciently ennoljled family 
possessed at different periods in Sussex. lu the entrance hall 
stands a very curious carved oak cradle, which doubtless aided 
the soft and peaceful infant slumbers of the Hickstead Stapleys. 
The old building, standing a little forward to the west of 
the family residence, and called the Castle, is the most curious 
part of the whole premises. Though near the house it has 
no appearance of ever having formed a part of it. It consists 
of two rooms, one over the other, and its walls and timbers 
are thick and substantial. As, externally, there are many 
crosses constructed of different materials, some being of dark- 
coloured brick and others of stone, ornamenting the walls, it 
has been conjectured — and it appears to me not unreasonably 
— to have been originally the chapel of the house, though 
there is nothing of an ecclesiastical appearance and character 
in its present internal structure. 




The fllnstration on the opposite pnge, tbongli in 
at first sight somewhat fanciful, is sodrawn as to show 
Tiew tht' most interesting archteolt^ical features of thig 
nndence. In tlie upper division, what is called " theCa 
shown and a chimney or two, with a small portion of the 
frou which will be seen, not only what the archiiecl 
of Ae CasUe is, Imt also its relative position with 
dM RsiifelMe. Iq the next two divisions are the i 

9 afawdy mentioited, and other specimeBs of its ^^^ 
i; ud. in Ihe sommnding frame work an 'gifeU' 
itf An difiefCBt kinds of pannelling, as weQas 
_^ toWfamd in tfaeapartmenuc^the house. Below 
I "katm ^nm mtaiargei rqraentntkn of the anas of Ueory 
Vm m i^tf M* cnrred in oak OTa the mantelpiece of 
«■» «f Ite VMHk In tkn iBaBtnrtiao it is shown upon a 
^«Qr Mteni ««k illiinaliit «iA Aoae <d the Earls of 
IMMaK^aft A* vffcr fv^ joat ■mla' tke aunpio of moold- 
4l^ W^taa-^noMaaif kaif BatrararnanKntalpannels 

k *^t now proceed to givo gome cxtracta from the S^I^H 
V^ui.t lKH<ks,l>egitiningwith that of Anthonie (Mr. Justice) 
kJJvY. the date of wboiio birth I have not been able to dis- 
n " t"- u"^ I" St'Plcmlwr, 1667, and who was in- 

^f «» TT' r "!'""• ""^'rovt-r, first notice a few members 
llw bUnkj (ami]y w.J their cvnueotJoos hy i 


mentioned in the different account books. Anthony Stapley 
speaks of his hrother-in-Iaw Swaie, and his sister Jane Stap- 
ley, subsequently Mrs, Swale; of his uncles Boyce and Judge; 
Ilia brotlierg-in-law Luxford, Stonestrete (whose sister he 
married), Hippesley, John Spence of Mailing, near Lewes 
(who married his sister Ruth); and of his cousins Culpepper, 
of Bolncy, Francis Challender (Challenor), of Lewes, John 
Meastford, and . . . Ward, of Paiue's Hill. 

Under the date 1654 he mentions that his son Anthonie 
Stapley would at All Saint's day next ensuing be 18 years 
old; and in 1657 he says that his son Richard Stapley was 
15 the week before; hut he does not mention the month or 
day. And Anthonie .Stapley, the son, mentions that his 
father died September 20th, 1667, and that he himself was 
baptized by ilr. Hine, the Rector of Twineham, Nov. 14th, 
1U54. His brother Thomas Stapley, he says, was baptized 
April 11th, 1656; and his brother Richard Nov. 19th, 1657. 
He also speaks of his brother Henry Stapley being baptized, 
but neither the day or month when his baptism took place 
are mentioned. He was, however, we know from other 
sources, baptized in 1659. These dates are all of them im- 
portant memoranda, the register books of the parish having 
some few years ago been wantonly destroyed by some mali- 
cious robbers, who had broken into the church, and being 
disappointed of the booty they expected to find there, thus 
avenged themselves. 

In Horsham church there is, or was, a monument to the 
memory of Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Delves, Esq., son 
and heir apparent to Sir Henry Delves, of Dodington, in the 
county of Cheshire, Baronet (the baronetcy is now extinct), 
who died December 2nd, 1652, her age being somewhat more 
than 25 years. She is described as the only child of Hall 
Ravenscroft, Esq., of Horsham, and as, by the mother, de- 
scended from the family of the Stapleys of this county. 

Among the receipts and payments memoranda are inter- 
spersed of events happening in the immediate neighbourhood 
of Hickstcad. Of these it is my intention to give a few of 
Buch as I have not already given in our volumes, under their 
proper dates. 

Pioned to the oover of one of the account books is a piece 


of paper containing a memorandum made by John Stapley, 
of Hickstead, the father of Anthonie, the elder, who is de- 
scribed as a Trainband Captain. Its date is 1607, and it is 
as follows : — 

Mem. That for all my landea within the whole parish I am to impiulo 
of the churchfaril of Tniueham, 174^ feet. The churchjard is in com- 
pass 28 rods and 3 feet- 

Tiiis aUudes to the old pannel roll in Twineham, by which 
certain portions of the post and rails fence of the churchyard 

was kept up by the landowners of the parish, in proportion 
to the number of acres they possessed in it. A custom which 
is, I believe, still observed. 

The following extract, from a Household Book of Prince 
Henry, preserved among the Harleiaa MSS., of the date of 
1610, may be useful, as giving the usual weight of cattle, 
and the prices of meat a few years only before the Stapley 
accounts commence. 

An ox fihonid waye 600 ponnda the foure qnarters, and costeth £9 10a. 
or thercaboats. A mutton should waye 44 or 46 poundes, and they cost 
by the stone 28, 3d, eache, the stone being 8 pounds. Vealles (calces) go 
not by wayght, hut liy goodnosa only. Theyre price ia commonly 17s. or 
thereabouts. Lamhos are 6s. Sd. the piece. 

The prices of wheat and eggs at the same period may 
be learned from the following two stanzas of an old 

■< I'll teU thea what, old faUowe, 

Before the Friars nout hence, 
A bDshcU of the beat wheats 

Was eold for fouHei^ pence. 
And forty oggea a pennj' 

Thnt were both good and newe. 
And this, I aay, nijaelt have eeeno, 

And yet I am no Jowe." 

In 1662 wheat was SOs. per quarter, peas 248. per ditto, 
oats 12s. per ditto, barley 18s. per ditto, lime 12s. per 

In studying the history of the period under consideration, 

we cannot fail to be struck witli amazement at the only ready 

means which a gentleman residing in the country appears to 

I have had of educating his children. Take the case of the 



two Anthonie Stapleys, father and son, both of them well- 
educated men, the fether particularly so, and yet sending 
their children to he instructed at such inferior schools as the 
ueighhourbood of Hickstead aiforded two centuries ago ; 
boarding, as we shall presently see by the memoranda refer- 
ring to it, in one house at about 6d. per day, and attending 
for instruction at another where the charge is 6d, only per 
week. The names of Leach and Beard, the proprietors of 
two of these schools patronised by the Stapleys, would seem 
to imply that the schools over which they presided were very 
respectable. But still they must have been schools of a kind 
to which even a small tradesman of the present day would 
not be content to send his children. In our parochial schools 
a labourer's child would now be better taught. 

The notes referring to the schooling of the juvenile Stap- 
leys are as follows : — 

1667, May 28lh. M7 sons Jolin and William went to Horsham to 
■chool, and to board with mj brother (in-law). 

Tlie name is blotted and not legible; but it appears to be 
Miriam. The note then goes on to state — 

Aud I am to give him £10 per annum each for their board, and 40b. 
Mch for their schooling. 

Tliese two sons are not mentioned in the pedigree of the 
Stapleys, nor is this brother (in-law), Miriam, if that be the 

1731, May lOth. Anthonie Staplcy went to echool to Thomas Painter 
by Uie week, to learn to write, and read, and cast accounts, at 6d. pel 

Where this school was is not mentioned. He had pre- 
vioosly been at a school at Brighton, as appears by the pre- 
Wtling entry, which states: — 

April 8th. Paid Grover and Browne, of Brighton, for Anthonie's 
board and echooling, £7 68. lOd. 

1734, Angusl 20tli. Sorali Stsplej went to William Best's to board at 
8b. 61!. per week. She is to go to Miss Leach's school at 6d, per week ; 
tod June, and John, and Samuel went to Oamu BeUcbautbei's tbe earns 
daj, the bofs at 2d. and Jane at 4d. pur week. 



Dec. 2nd. Pwah Stapley CRme away from William Beat's, and I paid 
bim £2 9a, for boafti ; aad Miss Leach 7s. for her echuollug and Is. 
for firing. In all £2 ITs. 

1735, May 2nth. Carried my eon John to Mr. Browne, of 
be boarJed by him at 3a. per week. And ou the 23rd he is to go to 
school to Jolm Wood, to learn to read and write, at 6d, per week. 

This John, wlio was the youngest son of John and Sarah 
Stapley, was at this time about nine years old. 

June 16th. Jano Stapley weiit to board at John Bodlo'a at 3s. Cd. 
per week. 

By the next entry it appears that tliis was for educational 
purposes. For it states : — • 

Nov. 26th. Paid John Bodle £1 15b, for ten weeks board for Jano 
Stapley. And paid Misa Beard's biJl, Sa. 2d. Bo I owe him nothing 
but good will to tliis day. 

173fi, July 10th. Paid Thomas Burtenehaw his half-year's salary, for 
teaching the girls and boy, £l 10a. 

With regard to servants, our Hickstead Squire's kitchen 
establishment appears to have consisted at this time of six — 
three men and three maidservants — as the following extracts 
from the account books will show: — 

163G, To William Dennett for ^ year's wages, £1 10s. To my own 
man Robert for one year, £3 10s. To William Matthew for do,, 
£3 2b. 6(1. To EliKabeth for J year's wages, £1. To Kachel for do., 
£l. To Mary for do., 8b. To the nnrse for a qr.'s wages, £1. 

1644. John Nye came to live with me May 2lBt, and Richard Bray 
June Cth. 

1647. William Dennet for ^ year's wages, SOs. ; Richard Beaoh, do., 
45b. ; John Matthew do., 50b. ; John Nye do., 50b. ; Aune King do., 
SOa. ; Elizabeth Carr do., 25e. ; Jano Tommaa do., 20b. ; and the girl, 

1650. To Mother Holden a year's wages as nurse, £4. 

1652. Goody MiUs took my child to uorsc at 8s, per week. 

In 1656 wages seemed to have a little advanced, for in 
that year we find the agreement with his servants, as to wages, 
to be : — 

My man Henry Lee came to me to dwell, and is to hare £4 5s. per 
annum wages. Goody Lindfield had my child to Uur^'t. Martha Earle 
came to me April lOlh, and Elizabeth LancaBtcrMay5th. Theformexia 
to have £2, and the latter £2 lOs, per annnm. 


Ifi57. My man George came June Isl, and I am to give him £3 15s. 
a yvAn, and he is to brew besides his other work. Gcni^e Virgoe camo 
to me as helper in the garden, and is to have £i per onuuiu, and to lire 
JD the house. 

The cliiltl alluded to as put out to nurse was probably 
_ labouring under some affliction, which necessitated its re- 
moval from the other children. 

shall now pass over a considerable space of time during 
vhich the wages of domestic servants appear to have con- 
tinued about the same as in the last extract, for the purpose 
of showing that the kitchen establishment at Hickstead re- 
mained about the same in the son's time as it was in the 
ftither's, with this diiference only, that wages were somewhat 
advanced, and by the terms of hiring such wages were made 
conditional with the servants upon their staying a stipulated 
time. For instance: — 

17S0. Mary White began her year May 1st, and la to have £1 5b. 
if she Ktay niitil May, 1731. Hannah Morley cmae, and is to have £2 
ir she stay to Lbily Day nest. Paid Edwd. Hartand and George Virgoe 
^ year's wogcH each, £3 ba, James Haslegrovo came to live with me 
al £6 5s. per aaaam. 

1740. 8arah Charman came to live with me, and she is to have £2 lOs. 
if she stays nntill Lady Day, 1741. Bat as she left my service in about 
8 weeks I gave her Is. only. Sarah Martin left me. and 'William 8utly. 
Also Mary White, wbo went back to Bobey; and Thomas Fairhall, 
whose loss of time was a week, and he allowed me a ehilling for it. 
Itichanl Bayers took his place, and is to have £2 159. if lie stays twelve 
months. He stayed with me bnt a very short time. Paid Thos. 
Avery his wages in full, though he was sick a part of the time. 

1741. John Steer went away from my house Dec. IGth. He waswith 
mc above a year, and I had jnst given him a coat, waistcoat, breaches, 
ud hat, and S shirts, which cost me £5 Is. 

1743. Sarah Ju])pe came to live with me March 25th, and is to have 
£2 IDs. if slie stays with me to Lady-day, 1T4S. But this she did not 
For she left me Nov. 7th, and came to me again on the 10th of the 
tune mouth. 

1743. Edward Harland came to live with me Mid.summer day, and if 
ho stays to Michs. he la to have 30s. My increasing infirmities make an 
additional servant needed. 

March 25th. Richard Mitchell left my service, and I paid him £3 10s. 
Be came to me again on the 29th. 

This leaving Mr. Stapley's service and returning to it again 
in a few days, most probably arose from a desire not to make 


a servant chargeable to the parish by an unintemipted twelve 
months' hiring. 

Referring to the provision of clothing we have but few en- 
tries in the Stapley ledgers. But few as they are, they are 
sufficient to show what the style of dress was which was worn 
at that day, and what the cost of providing it. For ex- 
ample : — 

16-12. For a pair of boots, 178. For holland for bands, £3 lis. 

Bands were worn under the chin. (See figure of a gentle- 
man of the period of Charles I., in Strutt's " Manners and 
Customs of the English," vol. iii., plate xix., No. 5.) They 
were often made of rich point lace. 

1645. Paid for bands, 5s. 3d.; and to Richard Snatt, of Lewes, for 
cloathcs, £20. 

1685. To a Scotcbman for holland, 28. ; for a hood, 68. 

We learn from Stowe that lawn and cambric began to be 
used for ruffles in Queen Elizabeth's time. Previous to this 
they had been made of fine holland. 

Hoods were caps, which were often made of red velvet, and 
which gentlemen were at this time accustomed to wear on 
their heads. They are often referred to by old writers. 
These hoods were secured by being tied under the chin. They 
were also often set with gold, and silver, and precious stones. 
In speaking of them at this time an old writer says : — 

" Cut work wag great, both in courts and towns, 
Both in men*8 hoddys, and also in their gownes." 

1730, May 11th. Weston, for 17 yards of cloth, £2 28. 
1733, March 24th. Bought of Adam Martyn muslin, which cost me 
14s., and which I have paid for. 

1735, July 15th. Paid William Baker 15s. for a pair of doeskin 

1736, April 5th. Paid Timothy Browne £5 lOs. for cloth, and IDs. 
to Richard Harland, the tailor, for making a suit of clothes — coat, waist- 
coat, and breeches — for Anthonie Stapley. 

June 9th. Richard Harland brought mo home my coat and frock, 
which ho has made for me, and he had lOs. for the making of them ; 
and I paid him in full for the same. 

1741, Sept. 18th. Richard Harland brought home my coat and wust* 
coat, for which I paid him £1 lOs. 6d. 

1742, Febry. 12th. Richard Harland made mo a great coat, and Samuel 
a coat and waistcoat. 


For a gentleman to purchase his own cloth, and to have it 
made up by some locid tailor uear at hand, seems to have lieen 
customary at this time. 

1639, Oct. llth. I gave William King, of Bolney, a wig, a bat, and 
k balbanii. And he told me bo ebould Iw fuurscore aud fire years old if 
hti lired to next Marcb. 

We will now consider the two Mr. Stapleys as sportsmen. 
Bearing on theb- traiisactious in this capacity I find:^ 

1642. Boagkt a bawk for £2, and iu lG-i3 boagbt auutbcrattbeBame 

. To Durrani for a net £1 2s. 

1645. Paid to William Asbford for two beagles, wLicU mako mj cry 
Goiii]iIel«, Jii 15b. 

. Bougbt a fox for 59. 

This fox, it subsequently appears, Mr. Stapley kept for 
about twelve years. 

1730. Bought a gun of John Gatland, and piud him in fall for it 
£l ISe. Gd. 

1731) Sept. lOtb. Carried Mr. Healey, the rector, a hare, and ]x6 gare 
me Gome cnrront wine. Unch good may it do him, 

. Pec';mt>er 4th. Edwd. Harland brongbt the Wliite Lass bitch 

from Mr. Tliomas Butcher's, of West house ; and Jooepb Turner brought 
her up for we. 

1733, May 9th. Goodman Slaughter brought me a she fox, ami I gave 
him fis. for ber. 

This fox lived in its domesticated state rather more than 
eight years, for a mymorandiira dated January 2lBt, 1742, 
states that she died on that day, and John Simmonds gave 
her to the dogs. 

. Oct. 25tb. One Oreen&eld, of Cape!, in Surrey, took sway one 

of my dogs with him, aud stud he was his. 

1734, Dee. 24th. John Davio broagbt the Spring dog home from 
rickwcU, which my brother (tii-law, Lindticid) gave uie for my own, and 
my wife heard him give him to me ; and no body is to hare him but 
himspLf if he should waut him sometimes on occasion. 

17S5, March Srd. Henry Simmons bung the Trip dog in the grab's 

1739, Oct. 5th. I bad a moil dog in ■"? k<Mme), and was obliged to kill 
iftll my hounds. Six of them were all Uaugiug at tho same time. 

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The aUoflions to riding hones and brood mures are aa 
follows : — 

1 645. To DiMDoiiil for nht-eing bones tar me jemn, £1 Sa. lid. 

. Uulc • l«rgtua wilb Tbcniaa Jappe to sbaa inf hones (be ona 

jMT. tmta Sept. 2oil, for £2 10*. 

M; Ttmn nuue ftwled Mx; I2tli. 

Uj tJsck iBKr« went to be kept at Sir WiUum Cnliiepper'H, of Bolanf, 
IW nondaj Won Mii l w nB m rr -Jy. Aad dm woi!k :Utt-r C aent fuur 
htmM mon^ If/ liorM esme swj from Bolne; the tm-silaj, and mj 
M>A nan tfe tndmj mhtr St. Jmsms. She fMlni Ai%nut Htli. 

Mf RM man swl ber esH went to Vonh to be kL-{it fur 18a. For 
th» MM «l« i> Ik W kq* tb«n nrta six wedca afttir Midsr. Slie fusW 
IIm Ul^ Vj MR, «UA I boogbt of J^iim limifield, fodled Mmj 

• Ml coh to Bori^ to be kept bf ICjcW the BaOiff. 
NM. A 1^ '^■■♦i** ■«" OBB ■>tr*7 I" >°7 ^otut Joarr. IStk. 
fMft tAw wm% «lll »^ frOB tke mtre to w<riui it I>i:r. 
)te IMk. B *• wmi^ John Lindfiield's nun fuoled 
V^ 4hMnl ««« MM » ■«« eolt at Bigg's, with a bald &<», 

^M wag firand dead in the 

£ tMlL V^ J^MB XatAev kad ttj oU whhe hAne awaj, which 
Mft Wv M ta^ W ht Aaali fin, aad wh«ii dead to bnry htm 
*- ^""^ ^ - • ■ - • "n in any way. 

I this old horse died Maj 

^^ Ib» Aasawpit intheLainea W( 

^H^ «lMk WJMvM mffaaai to be 35 ^ears. (I 

'.llitf Ul.<W««aknwtewawre.whi<£ci»t me £10 ltift7 
I cm kdM b. fa Mi«i^W. 

arin^ on d» Tilw of Ihimb at this time it will be ob- 
Ted that th« price of a raodKtrae was, ten years previous 
^this, about 15 gaiaeas. (Sen toL xx., p. 227, "fiaclng 
I Sussex in 1727/' □. 6.) 

|^7S8, March K.ili. My two old mane were killed. One was 28, and 
■ cr 26. Tbpy wirn nnito thi#, if not tiMro. 
. -idih, spDi huuie Mr. Bmwne's more. 1 had her from the 28Ui 
, )> inj; St. t^imun aud St. Judo. And 1 gave Oillnm Is. for 

, SuvT. 22nd. Bimglit a hlack mare for .Inhn Slaplcy to ride, t 
; and she ev»t £6, witJi liritlla and saddlo itttt 


1740, July 80tb. Bought a rnnri) of John Danltou, for which I g«T8 

1741, Junt! 24th. Bought a mare of John Lindfield, of Dean bcnise, 
for which 1 paid him £15. 

Of horses and cattle taken in to keep the following are a 
Jew of the entries : — • 

1642. Mr. Peake's hone came to me to keep Norr. 23nl, and again 
Jtary. 2nii, 

1644. Uy brother (in-law), Snale, sent bis colts to my ground to be 
leiit Jany. 28tb. 

164G. I am to keep for Goodman Earl, of Ditchling, 29 bollocks, at 
Is. i)er bullock a week. They came March 2Sih. And July 1st tuy 
four oxeu went to Ditchling, to be kept by him for I2d. per week each. 

16o2. Mr. Edmund Cballencr'a two oxen came to me to keep May 
flrd, at be. per wi^k. Also a cow at 5 groats per week. 

My man Heaver's account for Bolney Warren. 

Goodman Cannon's mare came to the Warren to be kept May 13th, at 
12 pence per week. 

Humphrey Wallett's calrea also came there to be kept May 26th, 
at 3ii. per week. 

1054. Thomas King brought a heifer for mo to keep June 19th, for 
irbich I am to have 15d. per week, 

1656. My Uncle Judge's mare came to me Octr. 2lEt. 

Mr. Beard's mare & colt camo to me to be kept, and for keeping the 
eolt a year 1 am to have the mare. 
John Lintot's mare came to me to be kept, 

165G. Mr. Healy scat bis horse to me to bo kept till Lady dajnext, 
Si. ptr week, 

1657. Allen Savage's borse camo to my ground to keep June 1st, and 
I am to ha*-e 2s. 6d, per week for keeping bim. 

Boger Slaughter's horse came to me Novr. 30th, at the same price per 

Mr. Barren's ox came to me to keep Septr. Ist, at 3b. per week. 

1733. Jaraea Savage brought a borse Novr. 15th, to be kept till Lady 
day, at bs. per week. 

1736. Charles Desman brought bis borse to me June 16th, to be kept 
Bt 2s. per week, and be is turned out in the Eastfield. 

With regard to meat consumed in the house the quantity 
TTaa very lurge, as the following memoranda will show : — 

1642. I had of Goodman Butcher the first time 18 stone of beef, and 

the second time 20 stone. 

Had of George Lnsford, of Burstpierpoint, 21 nailcs of beef, and 
have paid him again 14 naiks. Last of all I bad of bim 22 naUcs 

S lbs., and he has since bad of mo 12 uailes and 2 lbs. 

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April SOUi. To Robert Whitpaiae, of Hnrstpierpoint, for 10 (inarters 
oT rottlt £11, irbereof he hstli £1 in eam^t. 

Boaglit, NovT. 30tb, of the same, 10 qnarters mnre nf m&U. 

1643. To Cn[itn. Court Tor malt £9 ; and for bops £2 IZs. 

\6iG. To Robert Wbitpaine for malt £9. 

And to William Dambreil for bops £2 lOs. 

1647. To my brotber (in-law) Lnsford, for malt and hops, £7 5s. 

1663. To GooJman Bamett for 3 qn«rt*rs of malt £2 lis. 

To Roj^er Slaughter for mashing ISs. 8tl- 

1710, May 21st. Paid John Friend, of Brigbtbelmstone, £5 for 5 
qnartcrs of malt. 

1730. Paid Goodman Bnrt, of Falking, in fall forS qaarteis of malt — ■ 
4 of pnloand one of bronn — £4 2s. 6d. 

1731, Juno 24tb. Paid RichardBort infnll £3 lOs., for2n bosbolls of 

17S-i.Decr.3nl. Paid Edwd. Elrie infnU forfi boshellsof maltlOs. 6d. 
I owe him notbing therefore to this time." 

There are many other entries ofpayment for malt, showing 
that the average consumption of this article at Hickstead, 
until 174f!, was about eight bushels a month; but of these 
one only is deserving of special notice, namely ; — 

1736, Deer. fith. Had a qnarter of malt of Tbomas Chowno, being tba 
first of a bargain mntle with him to soppl j me at 3s. a bnsbel lill Miche. 
next, and I paid bim for it in full £1 4s.. by the man that came with it. 

ITops appear to have been rather extensively grown in 
Twinehani during the perioil which my paper embraces. The 
accounts, in many parts of them, show this to have been the 
case. As the Stapleys were extensive buyers of them, for 
their own domestic nse, they probably were not growers. 
Anil yet they frequently mention "wages paid to the hop 

That beer was much esteemed at this time for its sanatory 
qnalities is shown by Sir Lionel, the citizen, declaring in 
Greene's " Tu quoquc," that he "sent his daughter every 
morning as far as Pimlico to get a draught of good Derby 
ale, that it might fetch the colour into her cheeks." 

In spealdng of malt the Stapley accounts generally de- 
Bcribeit as Barley ma.]t. This doubtless is done to distinguish 
it from raalt made of other grain. In the early part of the 
reign of Edwd. II. great ([uantities of wheat were made into 
malt, and this, towards t!ie close of his reign, he found it 
to prohibit. But this practice was subsequently 



again resiimed, for in the " Chronicles of Lonrlon" we find 
the following receipt: "For brewing 60 barrels of good 
Songel Beer, 10 quarters of Barley Malt, 2 do, of Wheat do., 
2 do. of Oats do,, and 401bs. of Hoppys." And this appears 
to have gone on until the year 1630, when wheat was again 
prohibited from being made into malt by royal proclamation, 
and it was further ordered that " no grain, meet for bread to 
feed men, be wasted and consumed in stuff called starch," which 
was proftisely used for stiffening the ruffles, and cuffs, and 
other linen attire, which an ostentatious and inconvenient 
fashion had been the means of introducing into the habits 
both of the gentlemen and ladies of the times of Charles the 
First and Second. 

With regard to wine, I have ali-eady said but little appears 
to have been consumed among the gentry of the county, and 
what was consumed to have been provided as it was wanted. 
And yet at Ilickstend some stock appears to have been kept, 
though it could never have been very large. Claret was the 
wine principally used ; " mortified claret " being a very 
favourite beverage at this time. The entries, as I find them 
made in the accounts, are:— 

( Runlet of Bacbc and 3 Raa- 

1642. Mr. Chalender for wine £l 14b. 
1644. I had from Mr. Cleer, of London, oi 
lets of Claret. 

1G46. For sack whenstrnngersworeLere 12b, 6d. 

By strangers is here probably meant guests who were not 

1G50. Had two Runlets of Claret. 

1G83, For a pint of Sacke for tlie child Is. 

Ifi90. Paid for Wine lind of Mr. C)eer£2 48. 

1733, June 7th. Paid Mr. Thomas Oroingpr £l 14b. M. in ftiH, for 
wine which he bought for me tn London. 1 Bent the luonej l>j Charlca 
Den man. 

The Graingers were another family of the class of sub- 
stantial Sussex gentry, residing at Bridge House, Stnplefield 
Common, in Cuckfield. 

Had a dozen of White Wine and c 
£1 17b. 4d. 

Q gallon of Sacko, which cost t 


The following are extracts from tlie taxes paid by Mr, 
Justice Stapley and liis son at tlie time I aia referring to : — 

ie42. To mj parish for tho poor ISb. 3d. 

Similar payments to the poor, but varying in amountf 
are continued balf-yeurly through the whole account. Other 
tales paid are : — 

I6U. To tilt) Ring, £148. 2d. To WilliamDambrell forUx,£115a.2d. 
To the Parlmment, £1. To Goodman Erie for ■ ax moittba' tax, 

IC-ifi. To Utt; Parliament, £1 7s. 6d. 

](Hfi. Taxes for the Parliament, April 8th. To ArtharLuxfonl forfour 
toooths' tax, lOs. To William DumbrcU for eight raunths' tax, jEl Ob. 4 '. 
To do. for twelve months' tax, £1 10b. 6d. 

1C49. To William Dumhrellfor a las, 13s. 5d. To Tliomas Arerie f.ff 
• do., 148. fid. To TlioDias Marchant,of HutBt, for a tax for the Parli.i- 
nieut, £3. To Arthnr Laxford for the usfof the King and Parliament, 148. 
To William Dambrdl for an 6 months' tax, £2 10s. 6d. Furthe King's 
ProTision, 14s. Sd. 

1683. To Pettitt for the Poll tax, Ss. &3. For a Borough lax, 4a. 2J. 
Fi>r a tax to help diahand the Army, 83. 4d. 

1710, JdIj 12th. Paid James 5tatthow£4 23. Gd.forthethtrdaiidroanh 
qnarterB of the King's tax, dae Lady day last. 

1730, Janry. 4th. Paid John Wood the first and second quarterly pay- 
ment of the King's tax £3 all bat one fartliing. And paid him at the same 
time £1 I On. for window tax, whieh was due Lady day last. 

1733, Octr. lUth. Paid Nathaniel Averie £4 48. HJd. in foil for a year's 
King's lax, and Window tax for 173'2, anddne Lady day last. 

1731, Jnly lOth. Paid Richard Fillery £4 lis. 3Jd- for the King's tax 
■nd Window tax, dne at the same period for 1733. 

173&, July 6tL. Paid the King's tax for Biggs' house and farm, due at 
the same period for 1 734. 

In considering Mr, Justice Stapley and his son as farmers, 
which I shall now proceed to do, I shall exhibit them, first, ns 
purchasers of lean and, secondly, as producers of fat stock. The 
entries allowing them as tlie purchasers of lean stock are ver/ 
ntuuerous, 1 can, therefoi-e, only give a portion of them. 

1642. Bought of my Cousin Culpepper three kinc, for which I paid him 

To Arthur Luxford for a pair of oxen and a heifer, £13 15s. 
To Mr. Halliwell for a con, £4. 
To Mr. Warden fortwo oxen, £10. 
To Mr. Judge for two steers. £8 10a. 

To Goodman Percioges (by which he means Mr. ^rprchant, of Perch- 
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jng. with wliom lie had at different times large dealings for sheep) for b 
Bcore of Wethers, £7 7fl. 6d. 

Robiu Healy for a sow and pigs, ^1 3s. 

To Mr, WurJi-n for two stecres, £ 1 2s. Also for two harrens, £6 28. 

1643. To GooJumn AdkinB, of Lindfield, for two oxen, two steeres, and 
ft covr and calf, £25 IAb. 

Bought of FrancisEllice Sannders, of Ncwclose, Jnnr., four oxen, whereof 
he had £3 10s. in earnest. He is to have £23 10s. for them, and 100 of 

1644. Bought of Goodman Eoetone a cow, for which I gnve bini £3. 
And heis tohave onefieldof m/LaineSipartof which is ploughed ajiil the 
other part not so ; and he is to have it for one year at a rent of £5 10s. 

Bought of Nizell Wcbbe 8 §lieep and seven lambs at 12s. the conple. 
8old 6 of the lambs to Batemnn at 7s. 6d. apiece, and their wool for tts. 

1645. Bought 8 cows at sums varying from £2 ]5b. to £3 10s. each. 

To Goodman Field, of Bolney, for a steer, £4 10a. To Goodman Eurl 
for a score of wethers, £10. 

1665 and following years, until the date of the nest item, 
the "lajings out for cattle " are much the same as in the 
preceding years, 

1720, Septr. 12th. To Mr. Marchant, of Perchinges, for 24 ewes at 9fl. 
6^. each, £11 6s. 6d. 

, Novr. Gth. Bought 6 runts at St. Leonard's fair, of one Morgan, 

which cost me £4 196. each, and Ipaidbimin fidl for them £29 146. 

1 732, April 20th. Paid Thomas Butcher for two oxen I had from Danny, 

To Thomas West, of Boiney, for two oxen, £ 14. 

Bongbttwooxen at Crawley Fair for £10 14s., and two more at Hor- 
ehamfair for £15. 

Bought, July 21st, of John Friend, of Hodshrove, 30 ewe lambs at 3H.6d., 
and paid him iu fiill for them £5 5s. 

Bought, Septr. Ist, two oxen of John Hamlin, of Lindfield, and paid him 
£15 158. for Uiem at Mr. Browne's house. 

Bought, Octr. 3rd, of Henry Harwood, of Cowfold, 30ewesfor£20Cd. 

Bought, Octr. 30th, 5 nmts of one Lewis, at East Grins teatl fair for £19, 
having previously bought 7 runts at Steyuing fair of one Benjn. Jones, at 
£3 Is. each; in all £21 78. 

1734, June 6th. Had a runt killed by Bodle's man, and lie marketed it for 
me, and had the hide for doing it. And on the 11 tb he killed a lame cow for 
me, and we sold her as well as we could, but not fur mach money. 

Bought a bull of John Byshop, of Nuthurst, for £3 5s. He is two years 
old if he tells me right. 

Bought two oxen of Henry Oxcudeu, of Bolney, for £15, and sold them 
again five weekfi after for £14. 

1735. 120 sheep were purchased this year at about 7s. 6d, 
each, and 123 hinibs ut 33. 9d. each. 


1786. April 23r(l. Jolin Limlfii'M bought for me two 5 yenrling axon, 
U Nutlty fair, wlikh cost roe £13 7a. Gil. Thoy wuretlje Wiilow Fiyld- 
wick'ft. at FrogfioM bridge. TUeir naiaes aro Sjiwk and Coraely, 

August 28th, hrlped to Mr. Joliii Wootl, of Twineliam Place, ISgninpas 
to p»y for 30 ewes, which he is to briug mo from WeyiiiU fair, aud hu is 
to bare 6d. a ebeep for bringing theui. 

The usual number of nints were bought this year at 
Steyning and Crawley fairs, and the purchases of lean stock 
continues about the same in quantity to the end of tlie ac- 

Of fatted stock I find the following notices: — 

IG12. Newport, of Lindfiold, bought of me two hi'ifcrs and ton sheep, 
for which I have taken £\ 10s. on accoant, and am to have £ 10 more. 

I have Bold to Mr. Fleer, of London, 8 oien, whereof I have received 
£45 for four of them, and am to have for the other four, at Easter, £43. 

Sold to Newport ten mnta, whereof I have in earnest lOs., and am to 
IiaTc £49 99. more. 

Sold to William Smith, of Har8tpiorpoint, one heifer for £3 Ss. She 
cost me £3. 

Reed, of Mr. Fleer for 3 oxen £31, ood for one ojc £21. 

1643. Rocd. for 6 sheep aud 20 lambs, £4 83.; for 2 runts, £11 58.; 
for a barren, £4 1 do. of Newport for 7 sheep and two barrens, £10 68.; 
for 3 heifers, £U 138. 4d, ; and for 13 sbeep more, £11. 

lf;44. Bold lo William Smith 12 beasts, forwhichi am tohave £54 I5b., 
of which I have in earnest £4 158,, and have since received of him at 9 
differi-nt timee £50. 

Ifj45. Itcceivings for fat cattle. Of Robert Heath for one runt, £4. 
Of Mr. John Fleer for 14 osen, seven score and fifteen pounds, whereof 
W hatti given me a piece in earnest, and I lun to have seven score aud 
fifteen pounds more. He is to have 2 at Xinas, 8 at Shrove tide, and 
four at Easter, and a runlet of sacke of six gallons. 

Reed, of Mr. J. Fleer by Richard Reud, the carrier, for oxen, £40 ; 
knd by Peter Merchant, of Ditchling, from the same, £iO. 

Bold to Edwd. Milner, of Southwarke, Now. 24th, my branded bull 
for £6 7s. 6d., and he is to have him at Christmas ; and 1 bare 78. Cd in 
exniest, aud I am to have £8 more when he takes him away. 

1G46. Bold to John Bmith 8 runts at £5 lOs. a runt, to be voided ia 
6 weeks. 

Reed, of John George for 20 lambs sold to Mr. Milner, £10 ISs. ; I 
had previously received 5b. in corncst. Aud reed, of Mr. Beard £20 
for runts had by Mr. Milner, for which 1 had also reed. 58. in earnest. 

We now come to the accounts of Anthonie Stapley, the son, 
after he removed to Hickatead, which took place in 1730, and 
began to use the luud there. 


1730, April SOih. Sold to John Bo-Hc a fat ox for 2s. a stone, and 
15e. for the fifth qaaiier, and lie neighed 115 etoac and 1 lb. So he came 
to £11 15b., and 15s. added makes £12 lOs. 

JAaj 30th. Sent foor runts to Robert Skinner, to be sold at Smith- 

j^n^Bt 3rd. Sold 3 qaart^rs of bull beef at lad.aGtone, Theamonnt 
receiTtd was £3 Igg. 

Septr. 9lh. Sent 3 runts wid a cow bj Johnson to John Hill, sales- 
man, to sell for me, and he sold them for £23. Reed, home of Francis 
Hider £22 7a, 4d. 

Sent, Octr. Oth, to Smithfield, by Johnson, 2 rants, 2 cows, and 23 
ewes to be sold. The ewes were ^old at lis. apiece; total, £12 13e. The 
2 rants sold for £13 5s., and the 2 cows for £9 15s. So that, charges 
dedncted, there fell to me in all £34 10s. id. 

Ndtt. 21st. Shnt np six fatting oxen and one bnll stag, seren in all, 
DecT. 3lEt, 3 of the oxen and the boll stag were sold at SmithCJeldhy John 
Hills, and they were very good all of them, and they sold for £11 15s. 
And I received £40 Is. 2d. after the expenses had been dedncted. 

Sold a runt to Joseph Turner for £8, and 2 rants to John Pean for £7 a 
rant, and an ox to Michael Field for £17, which are all paid for. 

Jane 17th. Kent 28 ewes to London, and they were sold by Bernard for 
£17 12b., but at a very bad market. 

Angnst 21th, Received of Joseph Turner for 3 qnarters ofabnll £8 lOs., 
andforacalf lis. 4d, Upon this account tlicre is slill duc£6'ls. 

Oetr. nth. Sold 3 mnts at Sniithfiild for £I6 10s., of which £15 3s. fell 
to me. Also at the same time a score of ewes fur £11 10s,, of which 
£11 Is. came to hand. 

Bold two oxen and two mnts in London for £31 lOfl,, of which £30 18s. 
came to my hand. 

Septr. 8th. Sold at Sinitheeld 25 ewes for £12 ICs. 

Jany. 8th. Sent 5 oxen to SmithfieUI, of which 3 sold for £26 15a., 
expenses deducted, £2G 2s. Gd. ; the other tno were not sold until the 
12th, whan thoy fetched £17 158,, of which £1C ISs. fell to me. 

. 22nd. Sold a hog to William King, which weighed 27 stone, 

and cume to £2 14b„ which his wife paid me ; and 1 gave her sou Cd. 

1783, April 2nd. Sent two oxen to Smithfield, which sold for £14 Gs. 

. July 6th, Sold 42 lambs at Smithfield for £14 6a. 

. August 27th. Sold 5 runts at the same place for £33, out of 

which I hail £32 Is. 8d. 

1734, April 10th. Then Henry Wonlvine killed an ox of Nicholas 
Wood, which eost him £10, ami ho weighed six score atono and twelve 
poamla, Ue sold him for 22d, a stone, and he proved very good, or else 
ho would not have weighed so much, 

. Uecr. 22iid. Had a nint weighed at Joseph Poller's shop, and 

his weight was 87 stone lib., which at 15d, a stone, the present market 
price, comes to £5 8s. lOAd. He paid me for him March lllh. 

1735, March 18th. Sola to Robert Ockley a cow, auox, and astcerfor 
£89. Tlifij arc to be taken away before Kustcr, and to be paid for before 
thej leavo the rlosn. He paid nie for them on the 22nd, and Uiey 
wore three us line beasts for fatuess as Suitsex over produced. 


1738, Peer. l4th. Samuel Hart drove nwny tlie 
Thvj wore sold bj weight at 18d. per Btnno. 

E lie boaglit of mo. 

The usual Dumber of oxen, runts, itud sheep were sold this 

1739, NoTT. IGtli. Sent two oxen to London, which sold for £22. I 
bmight tlicm of Joseph Hnmlin (si^c Scptr. 1st, 1732, lean stock}, and 
the)' cost me £l!> 15s. Expenses deducted, £21 79. Kd. fell to niy share. 
8o I have £b 12s. 8d. for keeping them 25 weeks, which is paying pretty 

Other stock sold this yenr is about the same in quantity as 
in previous years. 

1740, Aprfl 20lh. Thomas Norton's two great oxen wero killed at 
Hhorchnm T..wn to-day, and wt-re wfiglied llie 22nd. They proTed very 
hod. The branded ox weighed 171 Btoiie, and the white-facctl one 166 
stone. They were sold to Dean, the bulther, at 22d. the stone. So 
that, at that price, tliey canio to £30 17b. lOd., and they cost £21 
ftt (Wisborongli) Green fuir, in 17.38. There was I hen hut £9 17s. lOil. 
furkueping thuin the time he had tliem, which was 20 mouths and 3 weeks, 
which, iu my opinion, is a very poor profit. 

The Hickstead estate, at the time it was in the possession 
of the two Anthonie Stapleys, father and son, was remarkable 
for its fine timber. Situated geologically in a stratum 
favourable to the successful growth of the ouk — and hence 
designated " The Oak tree Clay " — it was permitted to stand 
in its woods and hedgerows much thicker and more over- 
hanging than would meet with the approbation of utilitarian 
wgricolturists of the present day. Still it bad its convt-nienccs 
in those early times. For if money was wimted to set up a. 
son in business, or to snjtply a marriage portion lor a duuglitur, 
or for any other purpose, the woods and coppices would always 
produce it ; and it would be growing into profit while the 
proprietor was in bed and asleep. 

The references to the cutting of underwood and timber ore 
«a follows : — 

1642. Itecd. of Mr. Walter Burrell, for cord-wood sold to him hy way of 
conclusion, £5 Is. 

IM't. Layings out for cntttng wood and lashes in the Lay lies. Paid 

Tlichariillarlanil for making 17,000faggc.t8, at IBd.per 100,£1 2s. 8d. To 
the sunt! fur ujakijig SOO lei.1 faggots, lOs, Gd. To lliomaa Cruise for 


making 1,000 faggots, 12s. Paiil for lanflaning, £19 13s. For making 
top and lop faggots, ;£11 lis. 

Receivings for the timber. Sold to Thomas Lusford, of Hnretpier- 
poiot, all the timbemhich Ishall fell this year in the LayucE, at Hs. aloud, 
whereof I have recciTed 403. in oamest, and am to hare half the remain- 
tag purchase money at the meting, and the other half at Uichs. 

Sold to Richard Burt, of Cuckfield, the Tanner, ray tan at £2 5b. the ton, 
thereof I have received £ 1 in earnest, and am to have hair at the delivery, 
and the remainder at the Michaelmas following. 

Sold to John Smith, the Butcher, of Hurstpierpoint, 8 cords of wood, to 
be carried in to his house at 16s. a cord, whereof I have received a crown in 

Received of William Brooker, of Horatpieipoint, for one tree, £5, 

It is singular, that so often as " the Laines " is men- 
tioned as a part of tlie Hickstead estate in these accounts, 
the name sliould not now be known in Twincham, nor are the 
lands which were so called to be identified. 

An account of the wood, timber, &,c,, which I cat at Cncktield. Sold 
13,075 foggots at prices varying from 3a. to 7b. a liuudniJ, according to 
their quality. The number of oaks cut was 249, all uf them very fine, 
and they sold well. Mr. Walter Bnrroll had all the cord wood that 1 
conld spare, which was 848 cords. Richard Burt had 12 loads of tan. 

Neither the price realised by the sale of this timber, nor 
the name of the purchaser, is mentioned. 

Paid for cutting underwood and busheH in the Foirul wood, £2 78. 1 OJ. 
1653. Paid John Rickwarde for making 1,350 bosh faggots, 18s. 

1732, Felry. 7th. The timber in the Star lane was begun to bo cut by 
Thomas Reeve, the yonnger, Nicholas Parsons, and one Jeunor. 

Febry. 24th. The great Elven (Elm) was cuidown by James Hazlegrove, 
and hebought itof me at Is. per foot. 

Febry.26th. Sold to Robert Mackcrell 275 oaks for £132 2s. lam to 
have all the wood and faggots in the Wheatfield, and theie are 23 trees 
in the Holmlands, and 252 oaks in the field by SimmouB, And I am to 
give hiB wife lOs. Gd., and his Partner's wife the same, and my own wife 
is to have £1 Is. And I have received 5s. in eimest, 

Septr. 11th. Carrit'd200of ashtcllowstoHigb-crosB forlDohaelPield, 
of Cuckfield, and I am to have £4 10s. for them. 

October 5tfa. Sold and carried to Thomas Smith, Butcher, of Hnrsl, n 
block for his shop, for which he paid me 15s. 

1733, MnrcU 23rd. John Briggs came to view my timber in the Lauies 

1734, Decr.26th. My Brother(in-iaw} Liudficld vicwedll2 oake forme 
to day iu the home ground. 

Janry. 31at, Sold to John Bridges 5(12 oaks, to bo cat tliis year, for 



1330, and I received £1 le. in part payment. Tlio whole was paid for, 
ad Uio debt altogether cancelled Doer. 24th, 1736. 
Ft- bry. 8th. Sold to Joseph Wood 90 oak trees, to be cat this year, for 
£23 2s, And I have received £1 78. upon account. They all stand in 
the CUypit except 3, which are in the hither-land. 

1736, June 8th, Stacked l.OTO faggots, which I bought of Mr. John 
Briggit for SOa. They were in my own wood, and arc two yeare old. 
Octr. 28th. Paid Anne Curtis £1 in full for 400 and odd faggots. 

I shall now give a few of the miscellaneous articles bought 
and sold, for the purpose of showing their value at the ilif- 
fer«Qt dates specified. 

1C42. Paid for a set of wheels £4 15a. 8d. 

For a Banquet for the Christening, £3. 

1C46. My Brother (in-law) Hijipesley for law, £G 19b. 5d. 

This year Mr. Justice Stapley repaired his house. From 
the different items of expenditure it appears that the price uf 
bricklayers' and carpenters' labour was Is. 6d., and that of 
their labourers 6d. per day. Materials the Justice himself 

1648. To Mr. Panton for Physic, £3 2b. Gd. 

To Mr. Munkc for do., £1 fis. 6d. 
lOhb, Mr. llinccame to Twincham Scptr. iBt.andnntilhe can be other- 
wiee nccommodatod, he and Iub horse are to live with mc at 5s. per week. 

Mr. Hine was the rector of the parish. 

1656. Mr. Panton for Physic, £3 12b. 6d. 

Paid for 6gnlls,7s. Sd. 
1G58. Sold i qnarters of wheat for £6 IBs. 

1663. Paid for 12 bushels of outs, £1 4a. For 3 quarters of barley, 
£2 14s. For 10 quarters of oata, £6. For 2 quarters of wheat, £3 I2b. 

1667. The accounts are now headed " moneys received and 
paid since my husband's death," and they are signed by his 
widow, Jane Stapley. 

1683, Soptr. To J. llorloud for 7 days' moystering, 4b. 6d. To Peck- 
liain for the Moyster, 9d, 

Paid Goody Skinner for 3 najlea of butter, 88. And to Gurr for butter, 
18s. Cd. 

For a bushel of brown salt, la. 2d, For lienip seed, 7b, For flax 
B««d, 98. 

1727. Sent to my Brother (in-law) Spcnce, of Mailing, by the horse 
nd«r, £10 12s. 



1730, Septr. 2l8t. For a load nf Keod wTieaf , £(i. For half a load of | 
pens, £2 IOb. Novr. 18th, Sold n Ifiad of wheat for £6 6s. 

Dec. 7th. Becd. the Kent of tlio Crops in Cohiey, £1 7a. 6d., and a 
pair of shoes. 

There are many similar entries of rent paid for this land, 
partly in money and partly in goods. 

1731, Mflrch 27th. Paid for 18 loads of chalk, £5 Ss. July Cth, for 20 
loads more, £(j. For laying the Barn's floor, £3 14s. ; and for making a 
hog's sty, &c., £l 48. 

August 24th. Sold 6^ quarters of Oats for £4 IGs. And in Octr. 
carried 9^ quarters of red oats to Saddlescombo for Edwd. Blaker, of 
Bhoreham, and bis man paid me for them, £G 12s, 

Novr, 6th. Paid Nathaniel King for digging the well, £3; and for 10 
days' work, 13s. ; and for bricks and mortar, £3 13s. 

Novr. 22nd. Nathan Moor sowed the 7 acres for mo with wheat. It 
had been a very dry year. 

Deer. 2nd. My first lamb came. 

Deer. 29th. Eccd, of John Hurst, £2. 2b,, a legacy left to me and 
my wife, by John Hilton, deceased. 

March 7th. To William Hilman for 2 quarters of salt, £1. 

1732, May 2fith. Sold to thu same SSIbs. of Wool for £2 Is, 

July 12th. Made an end of mowing grass at Biggs', and paid Parsons 
for mowing 60a. Ir. of grass, £3 loa, 6d,, and 12s. for 9 days" board. 

Septr. 4th, Paid John Simmons £1 129. 6d.forreaping thewheatin the 
7 acres, and he pitched it ; and to his wife, and boy, and girl I paid 7s. 6d. 
for h arresting. 

Septr, 5th. Paid Francis Juniper for making a waggon, and for work 
done to it, £2 17s. 6d. ; and for reaping 11 acres of wheat, £2 5a. In 
all, £5 2b. fid. 

Octr. 27th. Made an end of wheat sowing, 

NoTT. 11th. Paid Fowler in fnll for half a day's work, thatching, and for 
wifts and spars, and 240 feet of new work, 7s. 2i J. 

Deer. Paid John Snashall £2 14b. in full for Physic and Visits to my 
Wife in her sickness, and likewise paid him for tho Widow Hail lOa. for her 

Febry. 7tb. Paid Thomas 8co3tock£l ISs.foranew brewing Tat, and 
6d. for two hoops act. And Francis Jimiper made a new stalledgo the next 
day for thevate to stand npon, and another new stal1e<ige for beer to stand 
npon in the other cellar, the same day. Also u new tumriso plough all but 
the handles, at Hickstcad. 

Septr. 8lh. Bought two hives of bees of Richard Grinsted, and they 
brought them homo to Hickstcad, and I paid a guinea for them. 

Bees, according to a prevalent Sussex notion, will not do 
well unless gold be paid for them. 

" If yon would wish your beea to thrive, 
Ooid roust be paid far nv'xj hive ; 
For wtien they're bouglit with otbor money. 
There will we neither swarm not honey.' 


1734, Jnne 15tb. Mr. Nightingale was with my wire, and I paid liim 
br bU joumej half a guinea, and 2s. for things which he brought with 


Mrs. Stapley had been " struck ivith the dead palsy from 
liead to foot in a moment of time" — such was her husbaad's 
description of her malady — April 29th. 

August 2Gth, Paid John Simmons £1 15s. for reaping 7 acres of wheat, 
»nd .£1 16s. Id. for work done to that day. 

173.1, April Ist, Received of Charlea Donman 2a, for hia wife's sit- 
ting in my secvanfa pew in Twineham Church for four years to Lady- 

April 2nd, Nat Moor sowed the 8 aeree with clover, the seed of which 
sowing I bought of Henry Gfttlnnd, of Ciickfield, at £1 Is. per bushel. 

May 7th. Dr. Nightingale came to see my wife, and I paid him half a 
g^uinea for his journey. 

. 24th. James Matthew did let me blood in my left foot, and it 

was the fourth time that I bad been so blooded. Aud he let my wife blood 
in the right arm the next day, 

About this time it was customary for tlie gentry to be bled, 
whether well or ill, every spring and fall, and in the country 
the operation was often performed by the village blacksmith, 
who was generally a farrier as well ; or by some other mechanic, 
as in the instance before us. With j-egard to bleeding in the 
feet, a notion was for many years very prevalent, and is not 
even now entirely eradicated, that such bleeding drew the 
peccant humours downwards, and was the best mode of re- 
lieving disorders of the head, and other superior parts of thu 
human structure. And this erroneous opinion the Stapley 
family hud doubtless imbibed. 

May 7th, Dr. Nightingale again came to see my wife, for which I paid 
him bis fee as before. 

Octr, 22nd. Made an end of sowing end waterfurrowing in the field by 

mmona, ami laid almost 50 loads of lime on it. All the cbargca iu- 
onrreit on that field, taken into couEid oration, it will stand me, seed, wheat, 
Knd oil, in full £40. I pray God to send a good crop and a favourable 

Deer. 20th. lien filled the great Bottle with Beer. 

Tlie bottle here alluded to was probably one of the old 
leathern bottles, which were in common use in Sussex during 
the 17th and 18th centuries, and which are still occasionally 
to be met with in farm houses. The Uickstead bottle here 



alladed to most have been very capacious, holding perhaps 
many gallons; and, judging from the date, the beer it was 
filled with was lutcnded for kitchen joviality at Christmas. 

Deer. 24tl). Janiea Matthew «enl me a goose, being ChristmAa Ere. 
Paid John Chrippflc io fall for 12 bosheb of Back WbeU. 

With a few extracts from the memoranda, interspersed 
amongst the Stapley accounts, I shall now conclude, and the 
first shall be a useful moral maxim in rhythm, though not very 
poetically expressed, namely : — 

Under the date of 1665 is given : — 

A particular of the names of the nine parcels of Land that make and 
maintain Hooker's bridge in Twineham, 

Lainliom lands in Bolnfj, Mr. Pochelts, John Tnllny tenant. Bridger'a 
lands in do., Richard Button tenant. Bernard's lands iti do., now in 
the occupation of Bernard Burtcnshawe. South GraTflej's in do., now 
in tlio occnpatiou of Stephen Hills. Pollwood's lands in do., now 
in the occupation of William Lintott. North Oravelcys in do., now in 
the ocuDpstion of WiUiam Tree. Slipe lands id Twineham, of which 
James Clirippse is the tenant. Windham lands in do., William ParsouB 
tenant. Uoluiwuod blill lands in Bolne;, now in the oocnpatioD of lliomafi 

Abo a Particular of the lands that make and maintain Herring's Bridge 
in Twineham. 

l1io Coppyliold lands in Bolney, now Thomas Mitchell's and John 
Field's. Partridge Lands in Twincham, now Hnmphry Killingbeck's. 
Martin's Coppyhold lands in Bolney, now Thomas Juffry's. Sayer's lands 
in Hurst pierpoint, now Richard Butoher's and William Reeves', for one 
Bliare. Morccr'slandsin Twincham,now Mr, Tliomas Osborne's. Stuckcll's 
lands in Uurstpierpoint, of which Richard Parsons ia tlie tenant. King's 
lands in do., now William Reeves. Hooker's, alias Blacklands, in do., 
Francis Gecr tenant. And West lands in Bolney, to the heir of which 
Michael Hnrmos is tho Oiinrdiaii. And all these 18 parcels do make and 
maintain Stare bridge, in tho Parish of Bolney. 

Also a Particular of all tho H cad horo ugh 's lands in the Half Hundred 
of Windham. 

Slype land, James Cryppes. Roger Smith's lands, John SheUey. Little 

Stue&on'B, alias Slukidl'ic, Thomas Butcher, owner. Martin's Coppyhold. 

Thomaa Jcffry, owner. Barnard's land, Barnard Burtensh awe's. North 

(Irnvoly'i, Jidiu Styaiit owner, 'I'Lomns Vinsant's laud, Thomas King. 

arit Hariaiid'H laud, Blackhouse. Thomas Gravely'e land, Stephen 

. Jeremie's Biiahos, or Prior's Bashes, WiUiam Benman. i' 


t^-d's BiTrylnnd, WillUin Bull. KingslamI, Tliomus Burtenshaw's, 
Rii-hsn] Harliiii<l lor Sayer's CoDimoa, John. Flint tcuant. Laogford'a 
and GaU''s fi)r onu land, John Uurrell tenant, Hii^h Yinsanl owner. 
Holamood Mill lands, Stone teaaut. John Mitchell for Frynil's, alias 
Friend's lands. Partridge lands, John Lnllyngden, owner. Wood's land, 
Thom&s Parsons' land, Richard Butcher, for Great Stuckell's Wood, 
Uictiard Wekar for one land, aud Roger Longford for Mercer's, alias 

Of which these are the witnesses — John Smith Constable, Eichard 
Butcher, John Stone, Thomas Gravely, aii.l Uicbard Wekar. 

1C84. The Widow Killiugbeck was bmied in the Qnaker's pound, 

A very small piece of ground adjoining the churchyard at 
Twinelmm has been enclosed, and appropriated as a place of 
interment to the use of the sect called the Quakers, By 
whom, and at what period the enclosure took place is not 
known. A few burials only have taken place in it. The 
tradition of the neighbourhood is that it was set apart for 
Quaker interment by some early member of the Killingbeck 
family, who were landowners in the parish. It is generally 
called " The Quakers' Pound," 

Mr. John Infield buried Deer. 15th. I 

For an account of the family of Infield, see vol, x., p. 

1G96, Jane ll^tb. Sir James Morton died iu London, and was buried 

at 8 laugh am on the 18th. 

For an account of Sir James, see vol. III., p. 124, n. 15. 
Among those who sent venison to Mr. Timothy Burrell, of 
Cuckfiehl, in 17n2, was Lady Morton, the relict of Sir James, 
who, previous to her marriage, was a Covert, of Slaugham. 

1718, Scptr. 27th, Herring's Clappers wore made almost new bj John 
Morloy, the Carpenter, at the Charge of the Half Hundred of Windham. 
AIho Hooker's Clappers were then mended by the same Carjjent«r at tho 
Charge of tlie same Half Hundred. Also Stairtt's Clappers were made 
iilmust new by a Cuektitdd Carpenter — bis name was, I think, Stanbridgo 
— at tlio Charge of the same Half Hundred. Michael Harmes, of Bolney, 
waa tli« CoDHtabte, and had it done. And he made a tax npon the Bamo 
Borough, txi defray his charges, of about 3d. in the pound. 

Also then Herring's bridge was made new by the same Carpenter, 
Morley, with the Msistanco of Mnrrell the Mascu, at the charge of the 
lune men it belongs to by the lands they occupy, as I have e^t them down 




4» tec «f k^f^dk bost4 

OnMiBg eld do. smI kjin; 4175 
A ^oartcr of stOM btba - 

Total - 

12 5 11 

17S1. Jobn HQton d«part«d this life tlie 2'Ub, mJ but wife the 26tli 
iif October. Tbe7 were both bnriwl ftt WifclBficM on the 28th. Be wos 
78, «rf ahe (W. 

■. 15lh. .'olin BoBHhal] was biiriMl nt Tnincham in the QookeKs 

,kn, agvxl 76 ; and bis irifo thu ii7lb, ugcd 64. 

l( jMin Litil«tt the rldor gnTc mo a Kiug to wear in remembraocfl 

'^lAatott, lately JcpftrtcJ. Ho diiii Aiiguet 2GtU. He traa an 

II Mid atoul man. (Sen vol, xviil., p. 158.) 

r KJnd. Huniy C<ip|,ara wan killcilhy a waggon ninnitigover 

»=" Ue was returning froiu Li-wen, lodUed with Dcalu for 

B Poekliam foil frum Warren honso at Butler'e Gfcen 

nTntry MoutlnK wn« this Juy hcM at Cndcfii-ld 
\ wnooniiDg ihu anttiiig tip a Monuiuunt in tha 


' CbADCoI on the North Wnll. The Vicar opposed him. Bat the Vestry 
deddtfd it shonltl be erected. 

The monument here alluded to is the beautiful marble one, 
erected to the memory of a gallant member of the Sergison 
family, of Cuckfield Place. 

1735, April 6th. A ead thing happened to day to two liojs named Edwd. 
ftod Willm. Bernard, who were botL drowned together iu a pond on the 
Wooilleverfarm, in the occupation of Hunry Cox, From snch sad accidents 
may the Loril keep na all I On the 8th day the Coroner come, a jiiryof 
tffeWe men haying been previously summoned, who found the deaths 
to have happened accidentally by the boys going into the water to wash. 
They were both of them biiricd in one grave in Hurstpierpoiat Church- 
yard the 10th of the same instant. 

Deer. Slat. Madam Goodwin, of Worth Parish, departed this life, and 
WM baried Jannarj 5th in the Slangham Vault. And shortly after young 
Ooodwin the heir died. 

1736, April 27th, John Scatt and myself went to Counsellor Shollej's 
for his opinion ahont a recorery, and he told me I might do it myself. 
And I garc him £1 Is for his fee. And nobody else was there but my- 
splf. And I spent at Horsham 8s. 3d. for refreshments for myself and 
Bcatt at the Ajichor Inn, Charles Cooper's. 

This Counsellor Shelley was one of the numerous family of 
John Shelley, of Field Place, near Horsham. 

Jane 3rd. John Limifield and Ann Courtuese were married at Hurst* 
]>ierpoint by Kit. Dodson, it being his birthday, and ho being 36 to-day. 
It was iilso Ascension day, commonly called Holy Thursday. After the 
ceremony he brought his wife to his Father's at Dean House, and my 
AVifo and I were there at dinner, and several others. 

John Lindfield was nephew to Mr. Stapley. 

Jone 22nd. Sir Robert Fnfrge departed this life nt Horley Heath, in 
Surrey, and was buried at WiaUm on the 29th day of the same instant. 

This Sir Eobert was the third baronet of the Fagg family. 
He succeeded his father in the title and estates in 1715. He 
married Christian, the third daughter of Sir Cecil Bishoppe, 
the third baronet of Parham, in this county, by whom, who 
died in 17G3, he had one son, also named Robert, who became 
the fourth baronet, and four daughters. 

Jntie SOlh. Oavo to John Lindfield's Wife, the yonuger, two silver 
ipoons, wLidi cost in London £1 10s. j 


July 21st. .Tolin Burt's wife dL-partcJ ttis life, and was buried st 
Cnckflulil the 2Uh of tlio eaniu inBtanl. Sho .lied in child heating, and 
left a girl and a boy. Sliu liaJ been married two yoara aud a Imlf all 
but one day. Her nge wne 31 years. The t«xt of her Sermon was in 
the 12th chapter of ICuclcsiastes, verse the Ilth. One Denting was Lbe 
Curate, and he pioocbeJ ber sermon by candlelight. 

1739, Beptr. 20th. Nathaniel Moor hung himself in the barn with an 
old BBsh line, and was buried in Bolney Churchyard. 

Several leaves of one of the account books are taken up 
with entries reJiirring to transactions connected with the manor 
of Twinehani, of which the Stapleys of Hickstead were the 
lords, and Mr. Medley the steward. I shall quote one only, 
whicli proved to be an unprofitable exercise of a manorial 

1727. I seized two Oxen in the Blipeficld upon the death of James 
Wood, for two heriots. One was a black and llie other a red one, and 
both had wbito forobeads. The one I seized for lbe Honee and Crofts 
that Nicholson UreB in and nsee, and the other for the Croft below, which 
adjoins the i^Hpefield, and which is called " the South croft, Inte Lsng- 
ford's." But John Wood, the bod, canie to me the next day, and shewed 
me tho purchase deed, which stated It to be a joint purchase by him and 
his father, so that there were no aids due until both were dead. Mine 
then was lost labour, I had much trouble and no profit. 

It was my intention to have conclnded my Stapley memor- 
anda with this unprofitable manorial transaction, feeling that 
I have already extended them to too great a length. 1 must, 
however, say a few words on a very thin 4lo. manuscript book, 
which I found at Hickstead, and which has evidently been in 
the possession of, and used by, the Hickstead Stapleys since 
the year 1672, and which shows that the males of this old 
Sussex family were not regardless of the gratification of their 
stomachs, or the femnlea of their complexions. For it con- 
tains many curious old recipes for cooking stflwed beef, and 
for making frigases, jellies, and puddingsof different kinds, as 
well as various modes of concocting cosmetics and washes for 
the face and hands. Of puddings I shall mention one only, 
which is called " A Poetical Pudding." Why it is so de- 
signated 1 am at a loss to conceive. If I thought that a slice 
of it eaten occasionally would enlarge tlie ideas, or improve 
the style of some of my poetical friends, I would certainly 
eend them a copy of the recipe, and should have pleasure iu 


doing so. But I fear this cannot be the case ; for ** poeta 
nascitur, non fit." I shall therefore confine the benefits 
Trliich are to he derived from it to the members of the Sussex 
Arcliteological Society. .Imlging from the poetry which I 
have seen of the Stapleys of Hickstead, they never profited 
much by partfiking of it. Unfortunately how it was made I 
am not able fully to state, for the bookworms have destroyeil, ' 
a portion of the page on which it is written. The two 
three lines which are legible certainly do not commence 
poetically, nor do the ingredients of which the pudding ^fl 
compounded make our mouths unpleasantly to water ; for ii^ 
gives us the idea of a pudding made for the horses of om 
Sussex Gentleman, rather than for the gentleman himself. 
'* Of oats decorticated," it says, " 2 lbs., of new milk enough 
to drown the grain, of raisins of the snn 8ozs,, of currants 

picked an equal weigtit, of suet of spices 

," &c. More than this is not legible. In 

proof of the pudding being aj^reeahle to Stapley palates we 
have the attestation of the elder Anthonie Stapley, who has 
written under it " Approbatum est. — A. S." 

It is, however, to the medical recipes which the book con- 
tains that I now wish to direct tlie attention of the Members 
of our Society as interesting specimens of the domestic treat- 
ment of disorders during the 16th and 17th centuries. The 
first two I shall quote are on one page of this archteologlcalj 
treasure. The first is headed " To cure the liooping cough."" 
It tlien goes on to state how the remedy is prepai'ed. 

Get (it saje) 3 field mice, flaw tlicm, draw Ihem, and roast ono of 1 
Hicni, nnrl let the pnrty afilicted ent it ; dry the otlier two in the oveo 1 
anti] thej crumble to u powder, and pnt a little of this powder in whatrJ 
the pniieut drinks at night aud iu the morning. 

That tlie little Stapleys of Hickstead had derived benefii 
from this singular remedy may be inferred from the circumJl 
stance that it is subscribed by the same A. S., "Approved.'*^ 

The next recipe ia headed " To cure the stone, though o^ 
long standing." 

Take a hedgehog, it eajs, and kill hiiu, and flaw him, and wash the skin 
Ttiry clean, and Ihou spread it out with Boioething that will keep it at its 
full letigtli. So stretched, dry it iu the otbu nntil the pricklea will come 


r offi irlii^ take uid beat to ft porder, aod take the asaw powder in ir^At- 
kv«r liquor joa diiak. 

J Member of oar Society who taaj be carioos enoagh 
I mon: of these specific remedies for all ailments the 
n constitution is heir to, will find them collected into a 
r email octavo volume, which was puMished Ity the Bevd. 
William Turner, a member of the family to which I belong, 
in the year 1685, The book consists of many nostrums for 
disorders of various kinds, in common use in Sussex at that 
early period, of the kind above quoted, to which be added 
many moral maxims and rules of life, which, whatever our 
opinion may be of swallowing n mouse, or eating the prickles 
of a hedgehog, or worse still, of taking a powder made of 
earlliworms, or eating a salted bedgesparrow medicinally, we 
should all do well to observe. I ouce had the charge of a 
parish in this county, in which popular superstitions were 
held in the highest estimation; and a more orderly and regular 
parish there could not well be, 

One other remedy from the Hickstend Recipe Book, and I 
have done. Like my relative, I could write a volume on 
these Sussex simitlicities, but feel that the Members of our 
Society are not all of them so interested in them as I am. 

The remedy to which 1 allude is headed " The Plague 
Drink," and is as follows: — 

Take three quarts ef Malaga sack, and boil tLcrein a liandful of blae, 
antil one giiitt be: wasted. Then etrain it and set it on tlic fire again, and 
put into it a pennyworth of long pepper, half on 02. of ginger, and a 
<|uarter of an ok. of nutmugs, all beaten up together. After it has boiled 
a little timii a<lJ to it a pennyworth of treacle and a qnarter of ■ pint of 
Angoliea wati.T, Keeji tbis by yon, as above all worldly treasures. Take 
it nnmi always, both evening and morning — a spoonful or two, if you be 
already infeuti'it— 'Ond sweat yourself well with it. But if you be not in~ 
footed a »poonful ouco a day is sufficient. In all the Plague have trust 
in God. And then, by ueing the above drink, neither man, nor woman, 
nottlicT stripling nor child labouring under Uub dire disease can infect you 



Bt HUGH WYATT, Esqke., LL.D. (Recoedee of Seafoed). 

There is, in the possession of the Revd. H. Ingram, of 
Steyning, a moderately-sized pamphlet, of the title page of 
which the following is an exact copy : — 

*'A Poll, taken by Henry Montague, Esquire, Sheriff of the 
County of Sussex, at the City of Chichester, on Thursday 
and Friday, the ninth and tenth days of May, 1734, for 
the election of two Knights of the Shire, for the said 
County, in the present Parliament, each parish alpha- 
betically described. Candidates : — 

The Right Honorable Henry Pelliam, Esquire. 
James Butler, Esquire. 
Sir Cecil Bisahopp, Bart. 
John Fuller, Esquire. 
London : Printed by John Cole, Stationer, near Temple 

Bar, Fleet-st. 
N.B. — Where there is no addition to a name, the person 
dwelleth in the parish where the freehold lies." 

This pamphlet having been placed at my disposal, it oc- 
I curred to me that the Sussex gentry of the year 1871 might 
I be interested in learning which side was taken by their fore- 
I fathers in a hotly contested county election nearly 140 years 
Lago. As the limits of our volume will not admit of the poll 
I being printed in exteiiso^ I am necessarily confined to giving 
1 extracts onlv from it. In the selection which I have made, I 
I have genertdly taken the names of the principal landowners 
L in each parish. I Lave confined myself to the notice of those 

T«T srwoi sxEmos poia-»»k or 17S4. 

ETing ID the 
•oMktf fti the pRMB* ^ ; nd *a A"8e «bo aoem to 
JbiTe my otto duu to fee ipccn&f BStaoed. 

But Mora I praoeed to give cxtnets firom de Foil-book 
itavU; I Miy, pata| penutted to wy a few verds on Ae 
theo ezisti^ ttate cf parties is Fiitgiiil gcDenDy, ss wdl as 
Ib oar own ooamt; of Saapq. !■ ISk yau- 1754, the great 
ebaninoB of tbo Hotne of HaBomr aadof um Protestant socces- 
^D to the throoes, Sr Bot«t Walpole, had been Prime MiQister 
tv 14 jean; and whatever qnistion there may be as to some of 
the UM-ans by which hectauired to retain the Whig Govemmcnt 
Id jHtwrr, and himself at the head of it, during the lengthened 
ft|wce of 23 Tears, there can be bat little donbt that, npos the 
whole, hi* rule was beneficial to the coantiy, securing to it as 
he did, hy his judicious policy, the blessings of a long peace 
daring a aoinewhat turbulent period of European history. 
The« had been some sharp conflicts in Pariiament in the 
spring of the year abore-named ; and notably one in the 
Commons on March 17th. upon the proposed Kepeal of tiie 
Septenniftl Act. "But," says Lord Stanhope, in his "His- 
tory of England*' (Vol. 11., p. 177), " these Pariiaraentary 
struggles wen? tlie precursors of the great electoral battle. It 
was fought a tittle more than & month afterwards, with the 
utmost acrimony on both sides. .... Neither party sue* 
cceded to their wish — a majority was obtained for the 
Minister ; but by no means so large as at the last election." 

With regard to county politics, the Whig party seems to have 
been greatly in tbc ascendant at the time in question. It is 
[MjiMtibic tbut the residonce in East Sussex of the active and 
ciic'r|(etic Uulto of Newcaiitle — who was a strenuous supporter 
of Sir [(. WiiljMiIi) — may have, to a certain extent, contributed 
to tliiH nscchtlnncy. The Duke, in a letter to Horace Wal- 
polc, tliiiH niu'fiks of the election : — " We returned frum Sussex 
viTv vicliirioiis ; iinil you may imagine, not a little pleased 
with it, considering the violent and strong opposition we met 

TIk! mimes of the candidates in this memorable and costly 

f ontcHt huve been already given ; I will, tlierefure, only 

adil a lew parljenlars conivrtiing them. Mr. IVIhani was the 

I younger son of Thomas, Duke of Newcastle, lie served the 


oflSce of Secretary at War and Paymaster of the Forces. 
From 1744 to 1754 he was First Lord of the Treasury. Mr. 
Butler was the head of a good county family residing at 
TVarminghurst. These two were the Whig candidates. Sir 
Cecil Bisshopp lived at Parham, and is now represented by 
his descendant, Lord Zouche. Mr. Fuller, of Rose Hill, 
Brightling, had been elected for Sussex in 1713 ; and two 
other members of his family have represented the County in 
Parliament. These two last were the champions of the Tory 
party. The final result of the poll was as follows : — Pelham, 
2,271 ; Butler, 2,053 ; Bisshopp, 1,704 ; Fuller, 1,581. 
The number of freeholders polled was 3,817, of which Uast- 
ings contributed 166; Chichester, 129 ; Lewes, 104 ; and 
Jirighton 204 voters. I have contributed an additional 
column to the Poll-book, giving the present representatives 
of such of the voters' families as I have been able to 
ascertain : — • 

Sir TLomu Webster, Bart. 

jtflrtif Hdokuej, Middle- 


ThomSB Lidbotur 

miah Dodun, OUrh 

r A. P. Webster, Bart. 

LeooBrd Liilbett«T 

William Foola 

Dr. ITiomafl Hojlej 

E. C. Holmoa. Esq., Brook- 

E. Upp«rtoii, Esq.. Briglitfla 

CoI.H.Pooio nepbnrn, and 
B. W. lllencawc, Eaq., th* 
Hook, Gbailfl; 


OF 1734. J 





»»»»» ^>n, »>». 0. .^rau. 

™™.T «r.™T.T.™.. 1 



Henry Peoklmm 
Cbilohote {Wistbiub). 

Cfaarlen Smith Peokbam, 1 
Esq., Niton ■ 



John Woods 

J. W.Wooda, Eeq., Chilgrore 1 

Willittni OliFBT, Kinggton 
Sir Jobn Sholle;, But., 

0. Obier, Esq., Kingston 1 
E^ir John Sbelle;, Bart., ■ 


son of the late Her. Sir ■ 
F. Sholley, Bart. ■ 


B. Godlee, Eeq., Lewes ■ 

John PlnniCT, Lbwbb 


John Whit£eld 


Colonal James Pallmm 

G. Wl,itfeld, Esq., Uamsej 1 








Thomtu Sergiaon ) 
FtanciB Warden J 

Antboo)' Capron 

Oapt. Warden SergiaOD 



Baslor Hollist, Esq., Lods- 


East Gun.TOEn. 


Ediiard CortJ*, Teatorden 
East HoAraLi. 

H. M. CarteiB, Esq., Wind- 



Hobart Fbub, atoyBiog 

Bev. John Goring, Wilton 



TbomoB Lear, Angmering 
Williaio Batten 

G. Lear, E«i., Amndd i 



William Battine. LL.D. 

East riEsroN. 


WiUioio Itiobardaoa 

Briebton (tho late). 

ThomBfl Doyley, Oiford 



John Ingram 

EfiT. H, M. Ingram, Stoyli- 



WilUaro Wjatt 


John C!>cnlo 



Hot. Jobn Green, little 

Loighfl, BSBOI 

Hugh Wjatt, Esq., Ciasbarj 

William Cripps 



William French, Weatmin. 
Jobu MMdIoton 


B«>. JamoB Liptrott, Fisdon 

Sir ThoaiM WUson. Bart., 


William Dnboll 


Sir John M. Wilson, Bart,, 
uf Charlton in Kent, and 
Searlaa in SnaaBi 


Joba Page 


Cbarlse Crosbie, Esq. 


William Hay 

John King 

John King, Eeq., Loiwood 

Demiell Onalo* 

Hod. Arthur Onalon 

Lord Onslow 


JauiM Feathdj 
Sir Wra. AibburauD 

W. Peachay, Esq., Ebemoe 

Sir AnoLital Asbbarnhaui 


John Bridger 

nor, Bart. ^^M 







,_..™^._ 1 



Kobort Streatfield,' Bnutcd, 
TLoiniB Ellm'iin 

B, J. Strentfeild, E«., The 

Book., Uokfield J 



Capt. S. Eltman, B.N. 1 

Ho I, LI »1) TON. 




ChaB. EvuraHeld.JQQ. 

C. EveraGeld, Eiq., Denno ■ 
Palk, Homham 1 

William Uorrcr 

W. Borrar, Esq., Cowfold 1 



C. Ei-Brafield 

Cliaa. EvenBeld, Eeq., 

Bobert Burst 

E. H. Hnr^t, E»q., MJ., | 
Horsham Park 

Hon. Beaty Ingram 

lUarquia of Hntford 

Bernard Lintot 

Jumea Pilfold 

Sir Percy Shelley, Bart. 



Edwnrd Trodcrol^ 


E, TroJoroft. Kiq. 



Richard Wyatt, Chsiun, 


E. Wyatt Edgoll, Eaq. 



Joim Botler, Jnnr., Vfai- 



Honrj Bory, Sompting 

Ealpb EeBrd 
WilUam Campioo 

Jobn PnlUnBuny, of Somp- 

H. Campion, E(q., Danny 




Skbard Turner 
Henry Moimius, Lewes 

Thoa, Tnrnar, Eaq. 



EoY. H. Manning Ingnun, 


Walter Barttelot, gtophwn 

G.Barttelot,EH).,&topluim ' 



Jamc-i Llojd 

Col. G. Can Lloyd, Lanoing 



Jobo Holiiflt. LodBwortli 

Huler nolliel, Eaq., Loda- 

'■^ J 

John Turle 




BicLard Veirali 



John Bord 



John Tanner, Brighton 
Ll rrLKHAU rto N. 

W. Tanner. E«i., Patohwa 



William Tribe, W. Tarring 

W, Tribe, E«j., Worthing l 



John Nowuliam J 



MiM SbeUey, Mueafield 





Jobn Aretol! 

T, ArekoU. Esq., Hurst- 



JobD StivatliQld, HoTer, 


B. J. Strwtroild, Esq., Th« 



Kdward Gibbon, Putney , 

Eichud Oobdea 

Oeorga Stent 






William nytter 

W, W. Wbiltor, K,,. 







ruBDT unnnnunm 1 



Eiohard Sampson 

G. Sing Sampson, Eaq. 



WUliain Mitfonl, Potwortli 

W. T. MitfoTd, Esq., M.P„ 
Pitta HiU 



Tliomas Ftewen 

NottTi. 8tok«. 

ThoB. Frewon, Esq., lately 


John JoliD' PeteriBdd 

ThoiDM W. BrereWn, Waat- 

Lord Hjlton 




Willimn Gay. sen. 




June* Ingmm, Clerk 
nonry Farncoinb 

James Ingram, Esq.. Cbwley 




Robert Drewett 



fiobert French 


K. French, Eeq., Littla 

SniDUcl Ayttnjc 

Jetlrey Dawtrej 

GawBD NiBh 

Sir Hpnrr PeaohBy, Kt. 
Thoinni gherwin 

Mra. Vernon Haroonrt 



William Simdluim 

Geoeral Sandham, Bo^dell 



JoliD Faller, jun., Brigbtliitg 

0. S. A. Pnller Meyrick, 
Esq., BoBfl Uai 



bruel Paine, Patcham 

Col. Paine. Patoham 



William Blixnl. H™1uub 


F. S, Blunt, Eaq.,Orabbat[j ■ 




Joacpb Hammond, Thabebam 









T. Betnrortli BilsOD 






John Napper, Esq., Ifold ■ 



ThomuB Mnttoa 

W. S. Mutton, of Hnjper f 



Ridurd Umb 



Jamoa CbambsTB 

Tbomu Chambcra 

Tboioae Hnrdifl, aerk 



Chules Euriaon 

Sal ton ■ 



WUliam Simmoni! 


Thoma. Simmoni ■ 



Jobn Frceland, Binitoad 

H. W. Freeland, Eoq., 1 
Chicbecter ■ 



John Mitchell, aen., Lewea 




John Jnp| 

WiUiam gI^? Clerk 








Bichard Sturgeon 






— •" 



— "™""~ 1 



John Verml] 

Hfljry BriJear 

W. V«™ll, Eaq. ■ 



H. Bridger, Esq., Bncktn^ H 




TUomaa I'etlmm 

Earl of Chichoiter 1 



Richard Ayliog 


Churlel Oroom 

ThooiM Groom 



John Leave., Arundel 




Henry Shctley, London 



EiduuJ HnsliT 


W. W. Hflslar, E>q , A] Jiag- 

Thonliw Bumper 

W. Hamper, Eaq., ot 




of the County of Sattex 





Jolin Crofts, London 

H. P. Crofta, Eaq., Somp- ■ 
ting Abbott ■ 

Jobn Ap«ltfy, howea 




Jolin Triho 





Jolm Hampton, Fetworth 





Jobn Ne«iBet™ 


The Newington flimUy, of 



Siobui Lcuvos 

The repicM'iitatives of tlio 
Ute Major Learei 

Rieharc] Ajling 
John Aicock, Clerk 

Peter BeUwortb 

Jubn Bramptoa, London 

Thomna Kidge 

T. Kldge, Eiq.,FyniDg 



Franci. Whitoomb 

William Day 



Jobn E>*lo. 
John ComLier 


B J. Streatfeild, E«q. 

William Baldock 

W. Baldock, EiK{. 

Georgo Kagle. 

John Ne«iogton 



Richard Mtnplaj, Fmat 
JoViD Uitchetl 





Edward Sbelljy 

Sir Percy F. SbeUey, Bart. 



Oeorge Lnxfurd 




Sir Charlf* Goring. Bart, 

Bir Charle. Goring, Bart., 


Jobn Humplir,./ 
Tbonia. Ulantf Clerk 

Bulatrodo Peaaboy, Knight 

Mrs. Vernon HuTooort 





W. Tregoow 

k i 



WtEt FlBLR. 

Kr W, Gamj, Bart. 


JohD Merea Fogg 

W[ Lit notion. 

Sir Walter ParUer, Bart. 

Niahols.9 Willurcl, OnQgdei 


John Dennett 

Tuooimt Qogei TiAe 

J. W. Donnett, Esq., Wood- 

9ii Ed»>rd MiU. Bart. 

Mr. Wyatt has told us that the electioneering influence of 
the Dulte of Newcastle was very strong in the Eastern Divi- 
sion of the county ; and, as Editor, I now venture, with this 
gentleman's permission, to add, that equally strong was the 
temtorial influence of another Duke resident in Western 
Sussex ; I allude to the Duke of Somerset, of Petworth House, 
who held the same political opinions as the ducal house of 
Newcastle. Both knew the way to an Englishman's heart, 
and pursued it, Bramstone, the Kector of Harting, and 
one of our West Sussex poets, in speaking of this influence in 
his " Art of Politics," which he wrote in imitation of Horace's 
" Art of Poetry," says — 

" When tlie duke's grandson lor the coitDty stood, 
HiB beef was fnt, and his October good. 
Bis lordsliip took eBcb ploughman hy the Gst, 
Drank lo tlicir soni, their wires and daaghleni kiesed ; 
But when strong beer their free-boro heoiis inflamee, 
They sell bim bargains, and they call him names. 
Thus It is deem'd in English nobles wise 
To sloop to nn one reason but to rise." 

And Turner, the Easthothly tradesman of a hundred years 
ago, speaking in his diary — Vol, si. p. 199— of the quality 
of the contents of the Halland beer cellars in the Dukes of 
Newcastle's time — and by his own confession he was no mean 
judge — testifies in humble prose to the same fact. 

" The ale," he says, " was strong at Halland House, and it 
flowed as freely there as it did in other old halls, in what are 
called the days of the ' Fine Old English gentleman.' " Many 
a bout had he of it. " I may safely assert," he says, "that 



I when wc have met in the hall upon any occasion, political or 
I otherwise, not one of us lias returned Lome tlioroughly sober." 

In the election under consideration, the Duke of Somerset 
I espoused the cause of Mr. Butler, the West Sussex Whig 
f candidate, and doubtless of Mr. Pelhsini. In a quaintly amus- 
ing diary kept by a Mr. Marchant, of Hurstpierpoint, who 
I was at the time the Duke's land steward, and some extracts 
from which 1 hope to be able to give in a future volume — I 
I find the following entries referring to this duke and the elec- 
' tion : — 

" Monday, at Petworth — Was sent for into my Lord Duke's 

I rooms, when he said to nie, ' Have you canvassed for Mr. 

\ Butler T I replied. ' No, my Lord Duke.' Then he said, 

' You must do so. You and Mr. Ede go round the town to- 

[ morrow morning and canvass for bim.' " 

" Tuesday — We went to every freeholder in Petworth and 
1 asked for his vote for Mr. Butler, and all promised but one." 

'■'Wednesday — Went with his Grace to North Chapel, on 
I his way to London. He still expressed himself anxious about 
I the result of the election, as far as Mr. Butler was concerned." 

" Thursday and Friday — At Chicliester, at the election, 
I when, much to his Grace's satisfaction, Mr. Pelbam and Mr. 
I Butler were successful." 

One of David Garrick's most beautiful odes was written by 
I him on the occasion of the death of Mr. Pelham, a few years 
I after this election. He was decidedly the most popular man 
[ of his day. The Ode is headed, *' An honest man's the 
I noblest work of God." It speaks of him in terms of the 
I highest commendation. Addressing him in the two last 
Letanzas, the author says:^ 

" To bear do Inwlesg paesiong coll. 
To serve tlis king, yet Iwl for kII, 

SuoU wun thy glorious plan 1 
Wiidou with Beneroua love look part, 
Together work thy licad and hewt — 

The miniEler and nuu. 

Unite ye kindred eons of earth, 
StcaaK'B hold factioD in iia lilrth ; 

Be Britain's weal your view 1 
For this great end let all comhlue. 
Let virtue link each fair dt^gign, 

And Pelham live in you." 


By the Kev. W. de'St. CROIX, M-A., Hon. Sec. 

In Volume xs. of the Sussex Ardiieological Society's CoIIec 
tions (p. 54), notice is given of certain graves discovered • 
above the chalk-pit near Glynde Railway Stiition, and I there 
stated that any fresh discovery would he duly noted. Since 
the publication of thut volume more graves have been exposed 
to view by falls of chalk and cleai-ing of surface soil, as the 
quarrying proceeds towards the east. The position of these 
graves is not at nil marked, or observable on the surface, and 
it is only by the removal of surface soil, or by the fall of the 
underlying clialk, that they become discernible. Bones are 
very often observed among the chalk fragments which fall 
from the surface to the working level below, but it is only 
now and then tha^the site of a grave can Ije marked. AVhen 
such is the case examination of tlie interment is made, hut, 
though the greatest care is taken in the examination, no dis- 
covery has ever been made of any articles interred with the 
bodies other than the knives which are presented in Mr. 
Evershed's etching in p. 54 of vol. xx. The workmen in 
the pit are generally on the "look out" for nny remains 
which may be observed above, or which may fall into the 
■working ground lieiow, but in spite of all their watchfulness 
it happened that u workman's " pick " unfortunately hit 
upon a vessel which had fallen from the surface among a con- 
siderable mass of cliuik fragments. The vessel was much 
broken by the stroke, Imt Mr. Ncwington (of the firm ofKew- 
ington & Co., who conduct the works), with praiseworthy 
ingenuity succeeded in associating the fragments in such a 
manner that the form and size of the vessel were most plainly 
manifested. Having thus restored tlie vessel, Mr. Newington 

VASF Fo«.ft ««, CLYNDL. ' 


entnisterl it to me for the purpose of enquiry. I obtained 
the services of Mr. A. Fisher, tlie Master of the Lewes School 
of Art, by whose kindly and clever aid I am enabled to pre- 
sent the accompanying etching of the vessel. The plute 
represents it in exact size. 

When I took tiie vessel into my hand I grasped it carefully 
■with the fint^er and thumb curved under the lip so that I 
might hold it safely. Into this grasp the vessel titled with 
perfect accuracy ; the base rested upon the little finger of 
the left hand, tlie rounded portion, or body of the vessel, 
lying against the two middle fingers, while the lip thereof lay 
easily between the thumb and index finger. The conviction 
was thus forced upon me that the manufacture of the vessel 
was effected in the hands of the workman, the clay being held 
in the left hand while the right hollowed out the vessel, and 
formed the lip, which seemed bo naturally to adapt itself to 
the grasp of the thumb and first finger. The adaptation of 
the vessel to the hand was so exact that I cannot Iwlieve my 
notion of the modus operandi is in any way fanciful. The 
vessel is unusually small. There is nothing artistic in the 
form or moulding: it is rude and uneven in circumference, 
and unequal in diameter, but still the outline, as will be 
observed, is graceful, and not inconsistent with the "/me of 
beauty." The finish at the base and lip is precisely sHch as 
might be expected from the operation I describe, and the 
inequidity of the diameter of the vessel would naturally be 
the result of the manipulation i suppose. 

As 1 did not feel sufficient confidence in my own knowledge 
and experience to enable me to pronounce a definite opinion 
with regard to the period to which this vessel might be 
assigned, 1 obtained the opinion of some competent jud<res of 
ancient pottery, who prouounced it to be of Angln-Saxon 
character, I submitted it also to the inspection of Mr. C. 
Boach Smitli, F.S.A., in whose opinion it is to l>e assigned to 
the earliest Anglo-Saxon period, or very latent h'omano- 
British. In N(cniu Britaunicu, (Douglas) plate i.\., though 
Bomewhat ruder in outline, generally resembles this vessel, 
being of nearly the same measurement. On plate 33, Saxon 
Obsequies (Neville) there is a small urn which also much 
resembles this vessel ; it is somewhat larger in size, but 

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narrower at the lip. In this vessel there is an absence of 
ornamental devices, such as are usually found in Saxon pot- 
tery, but it may be, as Mr. Roach Smith suggests, either an 
instance of degraded art or incipient eflFort ; a supposition 
not improbable, as it is the only specimen of pottery as yet 
discovered at this spot. It seems clear that this was an 
Anglo-Saxon cemetery, for the knives which are found here 
are identical with those found generally in Anglo-Saxon 
cemeteries, and the mode of interment of the bodies, " inhu- 
mation entire'' (Neville), points also to the same period. 
The absence of warlike implements and ornaments serves to 
show that the people here interred were of the poorer and 
ruder sort, for whom this their resting-place was selected as 
being near the tomb of some chief, whose ** tumulus " still 
remains, though in a disturbed state (vide vol. xx. p. 53), 
and bears the traditional title of ** Gill's Grave." The site, 
also, was one not unfrequently selected for a burying-place, 
i.e., at the ford of a river or an estuary, the latter being the 
case here. But, as I have before said, examination of inter- 
ments here can only be incidentally made, as there is no 
outward sign upon the surface. The large tumulus has been 
disturbed but not examined ; the work of examination would 
be one of uncertainty, as the form and outline are indistinct, 
so that we must fain wait till in the course of time this 
tumulus also be moved by the works in process. 



The following copies of Records preserved in the church 
chest of tlie parish of All Saints, Hastings, will, it is hoped, 
be found of sufficient archfeological interest to merit a phice 
in the next volume of the Collections of our Society. And 
at is further hoped that the perusal of thera miiy be the 
means of inducing other members of our Society to search 
the chests of tlie churches of the different parishes of the 
county in which they may chance to resitb', for similar docu- 
ments, which doubtless many of them will be found to 
lontain ; documents, reminding us of those happier days of 
■the Church, when her wardens were not only permitted to 
charge in their accounts money expended in the lu-cessary 
reparation of her fabric, and in supplying her other wants, 
■but could bring into them as well the cost of head money 
paid for the destruction of foxes and hedgehogs and polecats 
und stoats. 

The first extracts which I shall give from these documents 
■will be taken from an ancient parochial account book of this * 
parish, which commences with the operations of the Poor 
Law Act of the 39th of Elizabeth, and which may be looked 
tapon as supplementary to the "Ancient Account Book of 
Cowden," portions of which are given in volume xx., p. 91, 
of our Collections, and which commences at the same period. 
The hook itselt from which the extracts are made commences 
as follows: — 

Tins Back was bughtL' by the consent of tho pislioners of All Saintcw 
in Hftstingo this 24tU of AprjU, ano 1508, for tliii purpose, that is to 
■■ie, tlint the overseera fur this jeare uom;uat«il, anil the resti.', which 
from jenre to yearo nre to be uomynated in the pishe of All Sainlta liy 
Vertuo of on Aute made at the Parltaiente holdeu at Westniindter the 


2-1111 'laie of October in tbc SDt.h jreore (if tlio raygne of onr most 
graciniM Houvruigue Ladie Qiieene Elizabuth are to register in tbis bocke 
all Houeh some or sgrnes of mun; as thcj sball taxe tbe [liskons, or 
other personus bcinge forryners and occupj'tiige laades in the pisho, 
vritb towards tbc reiyff of tlie poore, and abo to registry all Bncbc other 
Bome or souies of mniiy, vebicb the; rauy bare lajrdo out about tbe b^inge 
of wares, or payinge of there wages, for ttiere work ; and of all Euch 
moaey as they have payde to any old lame or blind persons ; so that tbe 
' money taxed may more playneUe and cvideiitelie appere nuto us the 
piaboDera of the pishe of All Saintes ; andthat the nionye gevene hath be*sn 
deulte and tmlie Implyed to the good and charitable uacs prided in the 
Baide statute for tbe poore. 

The account book then proceeds to give a statement of the 
names of 

The Oreraers nomynated aiio 1598; and to aver it to be tv true cnppio 
thereof : — 

We, Eycbarde Lyfe, Major, John Luiisfordtr, Martjno Ljfe, and 
Willm Farnior, Jnstices of the Peace withiu the Towne and Porte of 
Hastingc, in the Countie of Snssex, hare nomynatcd Stephen Porter, 
Bycbardo Lone, Marke 8argente the elder, and John Bajliffe, with 
Myhill Hawkins and John Stephens the younger, Church Wardens of 
the pjBho of Ail Saintes in Hastiagi; aforesaide, to be ovefieerB of tbe 
pooni of the said pjsbe; and all to do, osecute, and performe whatAoever 
on tliere parte sbalbe to be done, eiccutpd, and performed, accordlnge to 
the statute in that case made and provided, at the Parlimente hoalden 
at Westminster the ^4th of October in tbc 39th yeare of the reigne of 
oai moat gracious Borereigno Lailie Qacene Elizabeth (1597J. In 
witness whereof we bare hereunto set oni Scales and snbscrybed our 
names, (j^ren at Hastinge aforesaide, on inonday in Ester wecke, being 
tbe 17th daie of ApriU, in the iOih yeare of the reygne of our moste 
gracious Sovereigne Ladie Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, of England, 
France, and Ireland, Queene, defender of the Faith, &c. (1598.) 
Ado 1598. 
A Metinge together of the Justices and Urerscers for the Poure. 

Now within two daies after the ellectinge of the Ovorseers in the idshe 
of Ail Saintes, we, Kycharde Lyffe, Mayor, John Lunsfurd, Marline 
Lyffe, aud Willm. Farmor, Juratea, Justices of the Peace, did appyate 
the foresaide Orerseers to nieete at tbe now dwcllingy bousse of the 
foresaiiie llyoharde Lyffo, Mayor, upon tlie 20th daie of Ajmll ; and 
then and there, with full consents of us all, it was thought fyite iv take 
all there names in wrytinge, which should he BUtteon worke ur olberwise 
to be relyri'd by the pishe of All Sayiites ; and that it may the more 
playnelie apeare unto us, yearo after yeare, whether beggers do decri-ace 
or iucreaee, it was tJiouglit not amysf, to KegystiT ibo utuuee of «1! our 
poore at thys tyme beinge in Uie said pishe of All Saintes ; so that thuru 
by, year after yeare, wo maye see, what good thin eaid Statute dulk wuritu 
tnchiuge the relyffo of the poure. 


Mr. Justice Blackstflne, in speaking of the statnte of 
43 of Elizaheth, says, that — 

The number of indigent persons being greatly increased by withdraw- 
ing of the alms of the monasterioa, a plan was formed in the reign of 
Queen Elizabeth more hnmane und beneficial than even feeding and 
clothing millions, by affording them the means (with proper industry) 
to feed and clothe themselves. And the farther any fiubgeijuent plans 
for inointaiuing the poor have departed from this institution, the more 
impracticable, and even pemicioas, these visionary hare proved. 

Following this are — 

The names of such poore peple which now are in the pisbe of All 
Saints, and whicli are thought fytte to be settc on worke, or to be 
rolyved, by the cbnrchwardcns and overseers of the pishe. 

Lnprymis, Aderolde's chjldo, thre jere's oald. 

Thomas Browne. 

Jolin Coxe & his wifTo, & one boye aged 7 yeres, and one chylde aged 
1 ye re. 

Goodman Bnnltes 3 chyldcrrcn. — Old mother Boasome aged. — John 
Joye, and his wyffc and 4 chylderren. — Allen's widdowc, idle, — Row- 
land's widdowe, ydle ; and a greatu boye an<l a gearle, — OUle Norn's, 
very pooro. — Tnnier's widdowe, idle, and a gearle also. — Antonje Waters 
hath two able lioyes to worke.— Wol come' s wyfle, ydle, and well able to 
worke. — Mother Crabe, and Hobcrt Harber's chylde with her. — Old 
Bobarte Ballea, poore. — Thomas Penman and his wyffe, and two small 
chylderren. — Mother Abbotte, poor and aged. — Mary Tougbte, Blynde. — 
Olde Davie, poore and agiid, — Mother Walles, very aged. — Mother Cope, 
very aged. — Amatc, and foner small chylderren. 

The number of persons thus relieved was 44. 
A Btatemeut is then given of 

A taxe made upon the Inbabytants of the saide pishe of All Saintes, 
iu Uastinge, for tlie relyffe and settings to worke of the poore people of 
the same pishe, on the 2-2nd daie of Apryll, ano 1508, by John Stephens, 
the younger, and Mychell Hackinges, cbnreh ward ens, and Stephen 
Porter, Ityehard Lone, Marke Sargante, the elder, and John Bnylye, 
over»t-ers, ajipyiited for the sayde poore people by virtue of an Acte of 
Parlimento made in the 30th yeere of the raygne of our most gracious 
Soveraigno ladie Queene Elizabeth, &c. (1597.) 

Of this tax we have — 

Tlie laying out of the overseers of All Saintes in the year 1598, by 
pertyculers as followelh : — 

lra]>rymy8, 8, j_ 

TncKduiu beiiige the 6th of June, paid to olde Norrys OTor whylTe 3 
8att«rdBie, the 10th June, paid to old Norrys for whyffo, and 

to ielte Norris in worke ---.._ 12 


Wendsdaie, the 14th of June, paid to Brownd'a wyffe for the 

roljfe of AtliLTolJes child ..-_-. 

Frydaie, the 16th of Jane, pnyde to olde Norrys for reljffe, 

being sick --.--_-,_ 

Suudsy, the 18th June, psyd to Wyddow Allen for relyflo 

Mund^c, the 19th Jone, paid to Wyddow Turner for relyffe, 

heinjj sick _------._ 

Muodaie, the 19th June, pajde to olde Norris for relyffe 
Wensdaie, the 28th June, to olde Norrys payd for whyffe, being 

Thursdaie, the 6tb Julie, payde to olde Norris for whyfie, being 
in Wftnte .---.-__. 

Battnrdaie, the 15th Julie, payde to Ooodye Game, and Ooodye 
Bayloy ; and to Norris a sheate to be buried in - - 

Batlordaie, the 15th Jnlic, paid to Davy for berryinge olde 
Norrys, and other fees for rynginge dewe unto him 

to the peareman's wyffe for 

Batterdaio, the 29th Julie, payde 

relyffe, ho beinge sick 

The peare, or pierinan was the harbour master. 

Sanddi?, 30th Julie, pajd to Broundo for relyffe of Ather- 
rowld's ehyldo ------ -_2 

Mundaie, the 31st Julie, payde to olde Davy for relyffe, he being 
in great vante ..-...._ 

Old Davy was the seston of the church of All Saints. 

Satnrdaie, the Gth August, payd to the pcarcuan'a wyffe for s. 
Tfljffe, he beinge sick ---.,.. 

relyffe, h 

the last of September, paid to the pcroman for 
being in want - - . - _ . 

Satterdaie, the 7th October, payde for o 
and for the setting the same Cd., in a 

Wensdaie, 11th October, paid to tho poroi 
beinge in want . - _ _ 

ne of Hemp, 9s ; 
an for relyffe, he 
stone of Uempe, 

Batterdaie, the Htb October, payde for half a 

4s. 6d., for setting the same 3d., in &U 
Sattenlaie, the 14th of October, paid to Goody Snrgaut lOs. for 

to pays those that did worke the Hempu - - - 10 

Wioh was disbursed by pticnlers ; and synee by tho .... 

at the accouato ------- -19 5. 

Bundaie beinge the 19tJt November, and after evenbge prayer tymc, 
it was agreed by dyrers of the pishonora of All Stg., Losu uameB foUutvc| 



that is to sale, Mr. Lyffa, senr., Mr. LnnsfonJ, Mr. Lyffe, jnnior, Mr. 
J Uakiagea, Mr, Baytte, CiUtphen Porter, wid Goodman Garie, that Good- 
y mati Browiio should have weeUio paid hym 6d„ dewering this yeare 
J fullowiiige, towards the keeping of AtUerrowle's chylde. 

Monday, the 26th March, paydc to Goody Ryder, for the reljfe 

of Widowp Coxe, she heinge sicke - - . - - 
Satterdaio, the last of March, payde to Qoodye Luckate, for the 

relyffe of WiJowe Coxo, aha beinge sicke - - - - 
'WedneiMlHie, the 4lh of Apryll, pajd to Widdowe Coke, for re- 

lyffe, aha beinge sicke - . _ _ . _ 

More for Widdow Coxe, for to in beare at the tyme of her 

sycknese ___-__--- 
More in the bcginniiige of our year was laid unto Chapman, the 

ahomakcr, and Borren's girle, the Bomc of . , - 

In our yeare to (his day, and date is layed out. 

Sumina total 

4 12 3 

An accompte made the 22nd Aprjil, 1599, to the pishoners of All 
SayntcB, by the oyorseers of the poore of the same piehe, ellectcd on the 
17th Apryll, in. the 40lh yere of the raygne of onr moat graciona 
Boveraigne Lady Elizabeth (1698). Id the which accompte they charged 
themsHves with a tase made uppon the pishoners the 22iid Apryll, 
1598, amouotinge to the some of £5 lOa. Id., of whirho some tased, 
they Wfiar^ allowed for their layeingea oote the some of £4 12s. 3d., ns 
apcreth pticolerly to the pishoners, so that then they were fouuil to havo 
remayninge in their handea of the foreaayde taxe, the aonie of ITs. lOd., 
whereof they demanded, and wecre allowed, for money taxed in the fore- 
said taxe uppon sartayne inhabittintes which are gone out of the pishe, 
and cannote be gathered, the some of Ts. 9d. So that then there re- 
mayned to the other overseers no more but the juste some of lOa, Id. of 
rcdy money. But there remayned more in there haDds, fire pecces of 
new Neet, made of a stone and a halfe of llempe, amountinge to one 
tundercth and ten yeardes of Neet, 

The Overseers which duly Tewed this accompte, weare My hell 
Larkynes aud John ijterena, churchwardens. The other four weare 
Stephen Porter, Markes Sergante, Kychard Laue, and John Bayley, 
which weare collectors ano 1508. 

By the above account, then, it appears that the Jirst poor 
rate mude in ihe ptirish of All Saints amoiinted to the sum 
of X5 lOs. Id.; and that the amount iLctiuilly collected for 
the poor was X5 2s. 4d. Of this, there was expended on 
the poor for that year, £4 12s. 3d., leaving a balance in 
hand, to be handed over to the Overseers of the following 

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year, of 10s, M., nn.l 110 yds. of TIemp Net. The presenr 
weekly relief to tlie poor of All Saints parish is £:27, aQil 
the number of poor relieved 270. 


Accompte made tlie Sunday after Easter, the 11th Aprill, IGOl, to 
tile purrishoncrE of All Saints, in Haatiugs, li; Rjchanl KUys, William 
Bowe, Thomas Palmer, Thomas Bogerson, being clf^cted oveTseers of iLo 
poore accordingo to the forme of the statute for the jesr last past ; ia 
whichc accompli thej hare charged themselves with the some of 45b., 
which thej received of the overseers of the former year, when they 
jelded np ther accompte. And they are charged further with the one 
halfe of a certeu taxe made uppon ttie said pariahoncrs ; the which halfe 
taxe amounteth nnto the some of £3 Os. 4d. ; and of the same they were 
allowed 2e. 6d. for Stephen Port«r, gone ffim the Towne, ajid 2d, for 
Freyman, also gone from the Town ; and they must have ther warrant to 
destreyne for 15d., which is behind unpaid. The residue of the said tsse 
tliey have laid out unto the jwora of tJie parish, with some overplnsage, 
aa hereafter followetb : — 


Item, to Mother Bliddleffln, for twoe nights wotchinge with 

widow Coxe's child, being aiek _ _ - . . 6 

Item, to Mother Abbott ------. 12 

Itm, to 2 women for looking onto Ler - - - - - 12 

Itm, to Sommers, for Mother Abbott's buriall - - - 19 

8. d. 
Itm, to Wooleomb, when ho went away into hia own country - 3 4 
Itm, to ScmmerB, for trimminge Mother Abbott's grave - - 4 

The aforenamed overseers of the poore the last yero past, being 1601, 
bave received into their hands the some of £4 19s. 6d., besides 15d. 
which they are to destreyne for of certen of the parishioaera behind un- 
paid. And they have laid out, this ycare above named, to the relief of 
the poore, £5 3s. lOd. ; so that the parish oweth unlo Bichard Eltys, 
which he hath laid out this llth day of Aprill, when he gave np hia 
accompte, more then he hath receyved — Ss. lid. 

Churchwardens' expenses, which were at this time usually 
ohargeJ to the account of the Relief of the Poor. 


I And Ibty have received in their hands of the olJ Church 

Wardens --------- 12 

[ Of James Reddams, for the Church rent - - - - 11 

At a Brotherhood ami Guestling, held at Hastings, July 
24th, 16G0, Thomas Bixe, Mayor of Fordwich, was given 
into "the custody of James Redams, Officer of the House, 
Tinlill he shall pay the fine." He was lined for not paying 
the portion allotted to Fordwich of the expenses of the Cinque 
[ Itm, for barinll of Mr. Ric''. Ljflc in tlic Church - - 6 8 

Eichard Lyffe was the late Mayor. 

I Itm, for horiale of Widow Preebody in the Church - - 6 8 

Bad eeveral other receipts for allowing persons to he 
buried in the Church ------ 1 

Total received 


M"., that this 15th dwy of Apryll, 1610, the accompte of Thomas 
I Fuller, and Richard Hyde, collectors, being given up and rcckkeniog 
I t>eiDg maid, for Madleyn money heretofore reoeyved, there ie delivered 
■ into the hands of Robert f^ergcant and Richard Barker, the overseyers 
I for the pore this jcnrc, 161U, 36a. 

The Magdalen Charity consists of 57 acres of land, 5 of 
I which was given by Petronilla de Cbam, to the Toicn and 
\ I'ort of Hastings, in 1295, for the purposes of an Hospital. 
I All S*** and St. Clement alone enjoy this chai-ity. 

25th March, 1610. 

Mem". That £3 was paid by Mr. Lunsford, the 29th day of Sep f- 
I J61 1, unto Mr. Martin LlfTe, Maior, in part of paiment for a:i Hoapitall 
I for the poore of our parish of All 8ainct8. 

And that this £3, with £3 w'" was received out of Mr. LifTs hands, 

[and £14 which was taken by ns out of the Church Chcysto ; there ia 

vud uuto Mr. Liffe, for his bouse to make an Uospitill, thya t?ept''29tb, 

rl611, £20 10s. Od. ; and that there remayuelh to be paid him more, 5Ub. 

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This year great sickness prevailed in the Borough. In 
the Corporation records, entries are made of the expences of 
the nurses employed in attending on tie sick outside the 
■walls; that is the spot on which John Street and George 
Street are now built. 

A0COUNT8 — May 20th, 16U. 

Receipts of OrerBcere - 

Balance duo to the parish - - - 1 9 10 

Mem"' That Ragute hnth paid hia £5, viz., to the BoUe founderB, 
4Gs, ; anil the residue to Pilcher, mid Gab. Btephenaon, v''' they have 
accompled for. 

It™' We borrowed from Mr. Life, Sopf 23"- 16U, towards the pay- 
meat of the lielJefouiidres aud Curpeukr, the earn of £6. 

The Bella were recast this year, within the Borough. 

It"' The residue of the charges is layd out by Gab, StoTenson, and 
is owing unto him for diiuk and other char^^cs, £7 Us. Od. ; 24s. the 
carpenter drew for 3 weeks after, at 2a. Gd. the day — 528. 6d. ; and for 
coming and going 8s. ; iVi tolo, £d Cs. Od. ; and to John AuaLay, for a 
rope, JOs. 

Item. They bad of Myk. Fautler, timber 23 foote ; and a stock for 
Bella, in tolo, 12s. 

Of the next Document the following is a copy. It explains 
its own meaning and object: — 

The Condicon of this present obligacion jb snob, that, whereas Roger 
Topsell and Thonina WakefieUi are bound for the aom of £12 of lawful 
engHsh Money, to them paid by Sol. !?tephensou and Iticliard Hyde, 
Churchwardens, of the pariah of All Sainct«, in Hasting, have newc caste 
fonre Bells, now banged up in the Bteaple of the Parish Church of All 
BuDCts aforesaid, if, therefore, the said fonre Bells, by them soe uewe 
cast as aforesaid, shall continue, remayne, ahyde, and be soundc, perfects, 
and tuneable, for the space of one whole yere and a day, ne\t foltowipge 
after the date of these prcsenla, or ulherwiaii yf the said foure BeiU, or 
any one of them, shall happen, duriug the said terme, to be defective, 
fultie, unparfitt, or untnnabje, then yf the said Bogcr Topaell and Thomas 
Wakehld, or either of Ibem, their, or either of their execulora or 
assignis, doe, shall, or will, upon request to them, or either of them, 
maid by the Churchwardens of All Saincte for the tyme heingc, at their 
own proper eosts and charges, well and sul£cieully repaire, make pr£tt, 



tnuable, tbe saide foure Bells, aud every of Ihem, sou happeriinge to 
be iodefulte, as aforesaid, tliat thea thjit present obli^acoii tu be voyda 
Bn<l of none efTecte, or else ki staade ond ab;d in fiill strengb, power, ai^d 

Sealed and delirred in the The mnrke of Rooer Topbell 

aighle and presenso of us, P^ 

MAttTiN Lyfe, 

Thomas Waffolu. 

Richard Boyh, 

WiLLM. Parr BR, 

TiiOMAB Fdlleb, 

John Roooatb. 

Two seals only remain to this document, those, namely, of 
Boger Topsell and Thomas WafFold. 

The 17th day of October, 1(!U, the bel! mettell being weighed, did 

Binount onto C361b ; whereof tliresuore pounds is in the custody of Thomas 

Fuller, to he sold unto Henry Harres, and all the rest is put ju a chest, 
stands m the Belifryo. 
"he mctall which we had agayue of Fuller was 481bs. 

Mem"' paid to Mr. Life this May 3rd, 1615, the 
sum of £G, which we borrowed, aud for the u^e 
of the Bftme 7s. 

Itm. pwd to Thomas Fuller, for 20 days' work, and 

for bords, timber, and other things - - . 4Ss. 4d. 

ud Bott of for 121b of mettal - - . - -,^, 

Itm. paid to Henry Harrise for Iron aboiite the Bells £ I :•-. 

Bob, Btcrenson's receytes ys. - - - . £i:t 4s. 5d. 

And hys layings out - - - - 

ftnd we gave him the 73. 5d. for his paynes. 

Payd him for fastyng the bamo and otiier chargea- 

paid to Mr- Parker for timber, li plimks 

Itm. leceiTcd for 2 boords of Fuller - - - 

Itm. paid to John Medowe, Chiireh Warden, to dis- 
cbarge necessaries with all — the sum of - 

Aprill 17lh, 1G20. 

It was agreed at a vestry holden in y" Channcleof All Gaincts, y* daya 
And yenre above written, that everie huusholder shall pay unto the parson 
of the piah for the tyme being three peiici- at Easter, for the discbardge 
of wyne everie Ctimunioa, w"*" slialbe warned by y' minister att . , . 
& enndry tymcs ol'j^yeare. 

Alexander Chaderton was rector at this time. 

llth Deer., 1642. 

The accoutites of John Slide and Bobert Winkfield, churcliwanlens. 
There bouke doth come to, w"' tbe tent rowle, the Bum of £2ii OU 00. 




I that there dotbe rem&fne 

And they have layd out £14 I5s. 2(L, 
£5 48. lOd. 

7th June, 1645. 

Mem. That George Easton bath hired of the parish, by Lease, o 
piece of ground in the Court House Lane, late calk-d Knights, from the 
nativitic of our Lord Christ lust passed, before the date hereof, untill 
the heire of George Fletcher, deceased, ehall come of age ; for which 
Baid ground the said George Easton doth p''miBe tu pe.j onto the Clinrch- 
Wardens for the ty me being of the prish of All tjaincts, the Eum of da., 
to be payd at midsuDi' next insuiog, and the nativitie of onr Lord God, 
by even and equall porcons. Li the margin ia this note — " This rent was 
10b. once before." 

October 11th, 1653. 

Haating's sa. Then elected and chosen, according to the Acte of Par- 
liament Robert Bnrsey, Register for the parish of At Hollis (All Hal- 
hms), then and thire psenl at the sayd Election, John Crompe, Swkvill 
Fr&nke, and William Parker, Juratts, with divers other inhabitants, and 
the sayd Register was then and there sworn. 

27th March, 1655. 

Sackville Frank and William Parker, .Inrata of the said parish of All 
S"- in Hastings, togeathiT with other inhabiLanta of the said pish, then 
and there, according to ao Acte Ordinance of his highness y° Lord Pro- 
tector (w** the advice of his Councill), did etecte and chnse snrreyors for 
J* higbwaies of y* said pish of All 8" for this yeare, 1655, Richard 
Stevooaoo and James Shingleton, Snruay"- 

The same day, the prshionera being mutt togeather, did order that from 
the old house, late Bnrchetta, wch ia fallen downc, the now Churchwardens 
should take what Timb' there is, and sell the same, towards paying of 
j' Lord's rent due to tbt? Chnrch of All S'"- for the sayd house, and to 
lett out the garden there for j' use of the sayde Chnrch. 

The 25th of Novr., 16.^5, Collected upon a brcefo for Malburro" the 
Eome of fourteene shillings and lOd. by us. 

Robart Barley. Marke Moore, 

11th April, 16G4. 
Prefient at the acttling of the Overseer's Account — 

8amui'l Otca, 
Jrfftry Oawen, James iloniBolt, 

t^imon Waters. 

Hastings, C, S, 1 To the Reverend Father in God, Peter (Gunning), 
All 8"- Pish, j by divine Providence Lord Bishop of the Uioceee of 
Chichester, Greeting, &c. A true Coppie of a Duplicate or List of the 
names of such psous of the Pish of All tit*, aforesaid, in Uaetiugs, in the 




Conntie of Snssex, as have contributed thcire charitable benevolence to- 
wards the redemption of the poore English Christian Slaves now in 
Slavery in Turkey, published by order of his Matie's Letters Pattents, in 
the Pish Church of All Saints aforesaid, upon the next Lord's Day 
(after the receipt of a Coppie thereof), being the 15th daie of January, 
Ano Dm. 1670, and collected at the small dwelling houses of y« Inhabi- 
tants of y* s'd pish, by us whoso names are hereunto subscribed, the xvi. 
ajid xviL daie next after such publicacon, as aforesaid. 




Captain Wm. Parker 



Wm. Dannoll .... 1 

Edwd. Stevens, d. of phi. 00 


JelTery Gawne . 


Mr. Wm. Parker, junr. . 01 


Rich. Moore . . 


Mr. Otes, senr. . . 



Rich. White, junr. 


Mr. Richd. Ellis . . 


John Rippingale 


Mris. Taylor . . . 



Thos. Alesbury 
Richd. Hide . 


Traders at Sea. 

Widd. Wingfeild 


Tho. Woodford 


James Bossom . . . 


James Moore, senr. 


Tho. Nicholas . . . 



Rogerson Joye 


Richd. Fawtley . , 


James Moore, junr. 


Jon. Waters . . . 


Anthony Owen 


Jon. Fawtley, junr. . 


John Sargent . 


James Chapman . . 


Jon. Tliurgle . . 


Tho. Meadow . . . 

! 1 

Robt. Bursey . 


Mark Wright, senr. . 

. . 1 

Ma. Hide . . 


Thos. Gawne . . 

. . 1 

Robt. Perigoe . 


Edwd. White . . , 


Jon. Fellowes . 


Richd. Wingfeild . . 


Wm. Daniel 


Tho. Boys .... 


Joseph Moore . 


Peter Standbynorth 

! ! 1 

Henry Stevens . 


Tho. Printis . . 

. . 1 

John Salmon . 


Simon Waters . . . 

. . 1 

Richd. Addames 


Jon. Wingfeild . . , 

. . 1 

Jon. Alesbury . 
Peter Stevens . 


Fishermen and othei 

' Inhabit 


Tho. Tierst . . 
Will. Fawtley . 


Wm. Oinner . . 


Tho. Wliales . 


Wm. Fawtley . 

• t 


Geo. Whales . 


Widd. Ellis , 



Steven Bourne 


Jon. Hide . . 



Frances Mabb . 


Widd. Hide. , 



Tlio. Baker . . 


Jon. Sparrow 


! ! 1 

Paule Thurglo . 


Ann Luckett 


Thomas Barrey 


Jo. Thatcher 


Robt. Thatcher 


Robt Hide . . 


James Gawne . 


Robt. Wright . 


Joane Gawne . 


Jon. Austen 


Richd. Bnulbridge 


Jon. Woodford 


Jon. Bradbridge 




ft « 

■ . i; •:■■. 



Collected in this pftrish of All S"' by virtue of Lis Ma""' Briefo for a 
fij.e W* happened in j' iionse of Win. ytuuiier, of East Peckham, ia 
y. Coiintj of Kent, this two and twenty of Jan'- 168J, y" snmo of two 
Ghillings and ten pence bslfo penny. 


Augiat y« 6t]i, 1683. 

This day waa held a feslry hj tbo Churchwardens and other parishioners 
of All S"- wherein it was agreed by a gcnerall consent, to pay alt the 
Tenths whieh are due from the a" iiring to this very day, in order to 
Mr. William Simonds his acceptance of the s* living. 

(Hero follow the names of 26 parishioners.) 

August y" 6th, 1683. 

Upon y" account of the parishioners of All S"-- promissing the paying 
of the above tenths, I promise, y' if I leave this s'' living within the space 
of twelve months from this day, y^ 6th Aug., 1613, after my induction to 
it, for the possession of any other living, or any other preferment wbat- 
Eoever, I will faithfully pay 10 pounds to y* s^ parish. 

Witness my hand, 


We, whose hands are herennto subscribed, doe agree to y' orders of 
J* vestry held on Aug"'* y° 6tb, 1613, concerning y" payment of All 8"- 
tenths w''' uro due from this oar living of All Saints ; and wo doo promise 
to stand by, defend, and clear Mr. Simoiids of all charges he shall be 
at in any suit iuatitnted for the recovery of snoh money as is due from 
this living, Dpon tbis account, from anyone ; and he, Mr. Simonds, pro- 
mises to maintain sncb suit, with double charges to any one parisbioner. 

Deer. 9th, 1684. 

We, the minister and one of y' churchwardens, the other being sicfe, 
and others of the parish, whose names are here subscribed, doe nnani- 
mously agree, and doe order that there be a rate made for the cast- 
ing of the bells, according to the rate of every one in the poor's book. 
And we also, apprehending danger in not having in our hands a year's 
revenue which is behind, doe agree and order tbat the church- 
wardens gather up the s" revenues which are behind, and lay out y" s* 
money for j' repair of the Bells ; and we promise that ourselves will 
repay y" s*" moneys, as the repairs of s* church shall reijuire. 

January y" 23rd, 1688. 

At a vestry held this day it is ordered that Robert Nicholas and James 
Ohapnian, jun'- should make a quartet's booku, upon the account of the 
extruonlinary poverty existing in Hastings nt this time. And that they 
eball colkut j' same with all conveaicDt speed. 




At ft Vestry holden the 24th Dec.. 1693, it was agreed by thoae, whose 
names are hercuniJer Eabscribed, that the Bells shall be new Cast. 

Here follow the names of 34 parishioners. 

At the end of the hook is the following entry : — 

Jany. Gth, 1686. 

brief for ye Frenct Protes- 

amo j^' sum of two pounds, 

There was then before tbe parishioners 
tants ; and there was colluded upon tie 
three shillings, and fourpence. 

In the year 1728 a suit was commenced by Mr. Richard 
Nnirn, Hector of All Saints, against Mr. Edward Dyne, 
Jurat, one of rhe Churchwardens, for impounding the Rector's 
Gelding, which was depasturing in the church-yard, and tlie 
costs of the suit and damages, amounting to £34 Gs., were 
paid by the parish to Mr. Dyne for defending it. And on the 

7th April, 1729. 

At a Vestry then held for the said Parish 

It was ordered that the Kev. Mr. Nairn, the Rector of the said PariBh, 
should be allowed the yearly sum of 10 shillings, in lien of his not stock- 
ing the church yard, which sum is to be paid every year by the Overseers, 
beginning from Lady-day, 1729. 

Aug. 5th, 1729, is an entry that Thomas Broadway, min- 
ister, was present at the vestry. 

Febmory je 17th, 17^. — All Saints parish. This is to give noteas to 
all ptTsona be Longen to the poore, that what Clothes or shoos they have 
occ&shon for, they mu^t Come and a(|uaint the vestrcy with it ; and that 
then they may be soplyed, and noe othervise. 

ApriU 19th, 1731. 

It is this day agreed by a vestry, that Benjamin Cnrswell hath agreed 
with the parish of All Saints to keep the Highways of the sumo parish 
in good repair for the term of seven years, at Five pounds, ten Bhillings 
per Annum; and ho agrees to indemnify the parish from oil presentments, 



Aag. j« Sixth, 1731, 
At a VeBtiy beld tliia daj y* Cbitrch-warilena for j" year last past, 
Jolin Sargent and Henry Richeson passed ticir accounts, and there ap- 
pearJ to be due to them j" sum of one pound one sliilling and eleven 
pence, whoreas they produced a Bill of eleven poaods eleven shillings and 
Boven pence from Mr, Collier for endeavouring to procnre y" Brief; we 
take it opon ourselves, and agree to indemnify y* a*" late Cliarch warden 
from all costs sad charges upon that account. 

Witness our Hands, 

Tho. Broadway, Rector. 
Ed. D™e. 

and 6 more parishioncra. 

There is no account in the Hnstinga records showing for 
what purpose this Brief was obtained, nor is there any notice 
of this Brief in the Muresiield Register. Probiihly then it 
was not read in this county. But in the church ac- 
counts of St. Lawrence, Heading, is the following entry : — • 
" 1731. Ap. 23. Collected then in the Church of St. Lau- 
rence toward the repairing or rebuilding All Saints Church, 
iu the town of Hastings, Sussex, lis. 5Jd." 

February lOtli, 1744, 
Being Sunday, avcstry wascallcil, and several tilings were mentioned, about 
3 Children, that were irregularly brought to our parish and left at the 
Overseer's house, and Peter Moor's house ; and the mentioning thi^same 
in the presence of several of tlie Iiihaliitunts in tbo vestry room, led to 
notlilng but wrangling and passion on tbis affair, without anything being 
(lone in relation to tho same. 

April 12th, 1762. 
The undermentioned inhabitants of the said parish in vestry assembled 
have agreed, and do agree, that a sconce for the service of the Church he 
forthwith purphaned ; and that the money for purchasing the same (if the 
collection set on foot for that purpose should prove deficient) be Iwrrowed 
of Edward Milward, Esq. ; and that whatever money he may advance for 
the aforesaid purpoBC, be repaid to him out of the Clmrch retits with all 
convenient api-ed. 

The following account of the Churchwardens is written on 
a long sheet of paper consisting of five pieces sewn together. 
It is about 12 iuches wide and 6 feet long. 

The Aecompts of Thomas Reynold and Thomas Palmer, Wardens of the 
Pyshe of All Haynla in Hastyng, made xsiii. daye of July Ano. l.')72, in 

yere and rajgoe of oure Bouarygne Lady Quecne EijKabeth 







K Fyrstthe sayd Wardensyell'd accompte ofthoavierage of theyerboffor — M 


xxV. X. VIII. 1 

H Riccjta. 


d. 1 

■ Of Harry Borner, for hys howso by the yere. 

^ 1 

■ Of Mr. Lyffe, for hys howse in ye foll'g do . 

'. '. 2 


1 Of Kichard Downer, for hys hows do 



■ Of Mr. Hobeon, for the bowse yt was Mr. Longfort 

d'ahytheyer 3 

^ 1 

r Of Mr. Stocks, for a Stable, by the yer 



Of Mother Peter for Ler howa by the yer 

12 1 

Of Mr. Lyffe for his Garden by the yer 

'. 1 


Of Mr. Hobson, for the Bame that was Master Bo 


Of Richard Stanmer, for hys howa by the yer 

'. '. 2 


Of Jbon Stanbynorth, for bjs hows by the yor 


Of WyllDj Barker* hows, by the yer 



Of Thomas Nycolas' bows, by the yer 


Of Wyllni Stevens hows, by the yer 


Of h}in for his howso nest to yt do 


Of John Stanbynorth for hys bows, do 


Of Wjllm Layk for hys howa by the yer . 



Of Jhon Hn<li)oii for hys bows, by the yer 



Of Robard a Park for bya hows, by the yer . 



Of Jhon Taylor for hys howa, by the yer 


Of Jlion Avery for bys howa, by tbc yer 


Of Jbon Dorney for hys bows, by the yer 


Of Jlion Joye for hys hows, by the yer 


G , 

Of Wyllm Morrys for hys garden, by the yer 


Of Downer's hows, by the yer 


Of Tjndall'a bows, by the yer 

". 10 

Of Standen'a hows by the yer 



Of Thomas Reynold for hys bows, by the yere 



Of Rycbard Boyes for hys hows, by the yere 



Of Tliomaa Averye'a hows, by the yer 


Of Willm a James howa by the jer 


Of Rychurd Godfrey for hys hows, by the yer 

'. '. 4 

Of Hanuar'e wydo, for her Lows by the yer 



Of Wjllm Siiesmyth for hys hows, by the yer 


For Wycts wydo for her bows, by tlio yer 


Of Jhon Tanner for hys howe, by the yor 

'. '. 4 

Of Mr. Dowle for bya stable, by ye yer 


Of Thomas Stevenson for hys bows, by the yer 


Of bym for hys garden, by the yer 


Of Edmond Rowland for hys bows, by the yer 

'. '. 10 

Of Mother Penvolo for bor bows, by the yer 


Of Thomas Rowland for hys hows, by the yer 


Of Jhon Hycks for bya bows, by the yer 

. 10 

Of Ecob's hows, by the yer ... 


Of Mr. Porter for Ecob's hows, by the yer 


Of Mr. Port«r for the Chiircbe fjllJe, by tlie yer 


Of Jbon Hollands for hys hows, by the yrr 



or Mother Btockylls hows, by the yer .... 
Of George Waterman for lys Ground in y" Wynnyng Luad, 

'"•■ rV.*' ■:' 





1 4 

1 6 

3 4 

6 8 

56 5 



6 1 



6 8 
16 8 
6 8 
3 4 




1 7 

Of .Thon Lacy for hya hows, by the yor .... 

Of Tliomas Hampton for hys hows, by the yer 

Of Jbon GylbarJ for hys hows, by the yer 

Of Thomas Townere for bys garden grounii, do . 

Of Sampson Constable for hys hows, by the yer . 

Of Stephen Tanner for hys hows, by the yer ... 

Of Mr. Brabon for Rosars hows an.I the Bristrows, by the yer 

Of Mr. Byche for Sqyer« fylld, by the yor 

or Mr Levet for Sharpe's Lando ttt y- I'ryoroy, do 

OfClyffeLaade, bytheyer 

Som xv"- 

6om of the Receivines for the year, xl"- x' viii'*' 
The Lords Rents out of that Lands, 

P* tinlo tlie Qaeene's Collectors 

P'- unto my Lords MownU'gue 

P"^ unto my Lady Sent Jones 

P* unto Mr. Here for Unlyk Style 

P^ unto 5Ir. Dowio Town Clarke 



P* for a breatefaat to Thomas Uenolld when the Agcompta of 

TliouiBS Stevenson was geven 

P^ to Thomas Cox and Thomas Davey when he gave hys accompt 

V^ unto Robnrde a Parke for a day's work whe 

n the organs 

P*' unto hym for a bord and naylles 

P^ unto Thomas Cox fur hys quarters wage dew at Mydsomer 
P^- unto Davy (Sexton) for hys hnlff wage dew at Myikomer . 
P*^ unto Thomas Cox for hys quarter's wage dew at Myghellmaa 
P* unto Davey y" 8exton, for kepyng the Clocke . 
P"- unto Thomas Cox for kepyng the fiooke, & copying of y" 

V^ for watchyng of Jhon Wyllyams goods . 

P*uuto RucBniytL for mendyngofthe great* peyse of the Clocke 
P'i-imto Mr. Ljffe for n table of y» X Commandments and 2 

P*- for ryngyng the Dayc of j' Queue's Majesty' 

raygna and 


, aj^riNcw. ptiQuwrnm;-' 

P* onto SterenBon when we were snimnoned to Appeare before 

y" OrJjTiary for the Dores of tlie Rode Lofte 
P^to Kyngsforde for mendyng of the rooile-Lofte Doore 
P*- unto Mr, Peter for Borde to mende the Roode Lofte Doore 


P^ unto Wyllm Suwmy th for Stone to mend the Dores into y* 

Roode Lofte, and hys workuftnshyp ; and mendyng of the 

pavement in the ChauuBell there . . , . . 

P^ unto Davy for a mond to eurry earth in, when the Roode 

Lofte was mendyd ....... 

P*' for carryng of earth when the roode Lofte was mendyd . 

P*- for Naylles for y* Roode Lofte to nayle y* borda 

P"- for a Booke that my Lorde Byshop djd eend for the 

Churche ......... 

P*- unto Davy, y' Sexton, hys hallffe yer's wage, dew at 


P^ unto Thomas Oox, for hys wage dew at Crystemas . 

P''- unto Wm. Slowman, for trymying of the Bells, and mak- 

yng a Table for y* Comondemcuta ..... 
P*- for makyng of the quarter Booke for Myghellmas , 
P*- for a key for the Churche Dore, to Davy 
P*- nnto Davy for a lb. of candylls for Crystemas day in ji 

momyng, for the Churche ...... 

P*- unto the (jllasyer for mendyng of the glaa wyndowa in tlie 


P^ unto Kyngsford, for a Borde to mend a seate all in the 

Chnrche ........'. 

P* unto Thomas Cox for hys quarter's wage, dew at Our Lady 

Day . . . . : 

P* unto Davy, for washyng of the Churche Clothes 

P*- for 2 Bookca consernyng prayer set fourth hy y' quccne'fl 

Majesty .... ...... 

P^ for delyveryng in of y* quarter Booke for Myghellmas 

quarter .......... 

P^ for a Dynner the 15th Dnye of Aprell, for the Chnrche 

Wardens and Sydesmen, at the visitucion of y* Arche Decon 

in Hastyng ......... 

P*- for trymmyng of the seats in y° Churche 

P"- unto Usborne, for a loode of Lyme ..... 

P*- unto Shokely Layke, for carryng of the Lyme to the 

Churche ......... 

r*- for a Brcakfaste when the Comissary was here at the Tisi- 

tacion .......... 

P* for the Lyttell Bell Rope to Davy, y" Seston ... 
P*- unto Usborne, for workmanshyp upon the Church . 
P*- unto hym for haUffe a Loode of Lyme .... 

P^ for Lathe, Pryg, and NayUes 

P"- for a Tub to carry Lyme and Sand in . 

P'^ for Bothoryng of the Leads of the South side of the 

Churche and Workmanshyp ...... 



V P*- OBtfl DaTj for givying attendance upon y" Tyler and Ploin- 

8. d. 

5 10 


P«- for Rosen for r PlomPr 

pi- unto Mr. Hiittfln CharaberK'yBe, for Mr. Dowle 


P»- unto Thomas Cox, for hys quarter's wage, dew at_Myd- 


6 8 


r*- for makyng of y Booke of Presentement, tle^lStli of J\i\j 


P*- for (ielyreryng in of the Booke of Presentment to Mr. 


3 i 

P*- for our drynckyng when the Booke of Presontm' was made 

P*- unto DftTj, Sexton, harllffe yer'a wage, dew at Mjdsouier 

IG 8 

P* unto TItomas Stevenson, for goyng to Lewes, as hereafter 

foloweth : — 

P*- at Borne, goyng owtwards, for me and my horae . 


P*- at Lewes for my Supper 


P^ for the dyscharge of ihe Cowrte at I^wes 

2 6 

P^ for my dinner at Lewes 


P"" for horse meate at I^ewes 


Pa for my supper at Borne, homeward .... 


Pd. for my horse meat there all nyght 


p4- for my breakefast at Bumo 



r«- for Drynckyng of ihe ffefors, when we rec* the Clyffe rents 

1 4 

I"^ to Mr. Dowle for the qnjttans of the rec" of the Clyffe 




P* for paper and Incke for the accompt .... 


I""- for the uceompto-makyng 

£ d, 
Som totalis p*- 16 22 

3 4 

as follows:— 

s. d. 

Of Mistress Barker's hows, by the yer .... 


Of Standens hows, hy the yer 

a 4 

Of Downel's howse, hy the yer 

1 1 

Of Jhon Farmer for hys hows, by the yer 


Of Thomas Rowlands for hys hows, by y* yer 


Of Waterman's grond in y' wynnyngland 


Of Mother Peters for her hows 


Of Thomas Ayeryes howse, hy the yer 


Of Jhon Domey for bys hows, hy the yer . 


Of Robard a Parke for hys hows, by the yer 

4 8 

Of Thomas NycoUs for hys by the yer 


Of Rychard Boyes for Iiyshowa, by the yer 


8d. netto 

Of Crystover Morrysson for reroge 

16 ^_ 

Of Roger Wisliyt 






Of RTchard Boyes for rerege for 4 
Of Jhon Mausuu of 

Som i 


.16 8 
13s. 4d. Dctte 

Itm, yt is agreed by Mr. Ljffe BaQife, Mr. Hobson, Mr. Stocfclj, 
Tho, Palmer, Tliomaa Rowland, 'Willium Luekett, Thomas Machin, 
Robert Ware, Henry Bossom, John Stanbinor, Richard Feubuckle, 
Horke Sergeaunte, Thomas Ware, Edtrard Thistelitwaighte, Henry 
Bourncr, William Slowinaa, William Sucsmythe, Edward Trott, John 
'l"erryo, Thomas Bourman, Thomas Stevenson, Thomaa Springe, 
prisboners; and w'" Thomas Barlye of CliffeHonse, one of the church- 
wardens, and w* Robert^ HoUoud, peraora of y' same church — that for 
ever hereafter, nponlBe Tuesdaie in Eater weeke, yerely, the church- 
wardens of the parish of All Saiutes in Hastinge shall make theire full and 
clere accomptfls forall rents, arrerages,^ dotiea appertebinge, or bclongeing 
to, the churche aforesayd, whether y' be one hole ycre's reate, or two yere's 
rente, more or less whatsoever, y' at such accomptean even rekoninge maio 
be maite to y° pislie by reson j' at y" writinge hereof tbcr is well nighe 
twoo hole yerea rent owioge. The said church wardens to observe and 
kepe this decree according to y" true meaniiige thcrof, oppon payne 
y' everie of the churchwardens shall for his defaultc in makinge, forfott 
to y° pishe for everie such accompte to be made, Three pounds 8yxe 
Shillingos and Eightpence ; of good & lawful mouy of England. Wrytten 
in y* pish Church of All Saints, on Hondajo y' 2Gth of Julie, 1573. 

Rychard Lyffe,* Jamys bobson, Phillipe Stokes, R. Holland, parson. 

It appears, tben, that of 18 purisbioners preseut at the 
meeting, 4 only could sign their names ; the remsiirnDg 14 
made their marks. 

The foUowiDg extracts are from a similar roll, the length 
of which is 6 i'eet 3 inches; from which it is evident that 10 
inches at least is decayed and gone of the first sheet. These 
accounts of the Churchwardens of All Saints are dated 1578. 

Of Fetor Hotchyn, Acqnavitio Mag', for liis bows by y yer . 
Mr. Porter, for tho Church Fyllds, by y yer runted 
Mr. Porter, Sqnyers Fjlld, bj y« yer rented 
Of Jhon Benuet Booker, for his grownd in y" Wyndyng Land, 
by the yer rented ........ 

Of Mr. Lcvi-t, for Sharpc's Lands at the Pryory, do. 

Of Thomas Barley, for Cljfl'e Lands, by the yer , 

Of Lucketfa wydow, for buryall of hfr haaband in y* church . 

* Eielaiil Lyffe noB the Lailiff of tbe Boruusli. 




105 ■ 

• Oflge taken for thys yer. 


Of Wyllm Layks, for tliya jm ingnge for Hs hows a Syllrer 


d. 1 

^pone, for 


» 1 

or Tliomaa Bomer's wyfo, for thys yer ingnge for her, 2 


Sylkor Ityngs, for 

^ 1 

.Of Wyllm Barker, for thys yer ingage for hys hows & Syllver 
Of Wyllm a Wood, for thys yer for hys bowse a Pewter Dysh, 


• i 


12 ■ 

Of Rychard Godffroy. for hys hows a Kcttell, for . 



Of Jlion Hycks, for this yer of hys hows ingago 2 Fletre 


runds, for 


Of Robard Artor, for thys yer of Uys hows ingage 2 Lyaes, 


w'" hnoks and snods, for 



Of Rychard Royea, for thys yer of hya hows ingago 4 Sht'Di'tt 


Lynnetts, for 

Of Nycolos Orlen, for thys yer of hys hows in gage 2 Pevrtor 



Platters and a Pewter Dysh, for 


;Of Hyd'a wydo for thys yer of her hows ingage a Pewter Dysh 

for ■ . . . . 


Of Jhon Tyter, for hys half yer of hya hows, a Brass Pot 




■Of Jlion Domey. for hys hows by the yer, in gage 1 1 yeds of 

Flows net, untan'd. for 


Of Edmond Rowland, for liys hows by yer, ingage 2 Flew 


Gage remaynyng of the last yers Accompt. 

Thomas Nycolas, a bras Pott, for 


Byd's Wydo, a Pewter Dysh, for 


Godfrey, a Bras Posnet, for 


Of Moryson, a Tyne, for 


Bichard Artor, for 3 yer, 2 bras pots and a bras pan, for 



Vhomas Lacy, 2 Shcnetts and 2 Shenett Lynnctts, for . 


^tTjnj's wydo, a gyllt ring, for 


^Kldmond Rowland, a Bras Pot and a Kettell, for . 


^Rnore he owetb for a yer, whycbo ehuld hare hen payd at All 

^B^ balontyde last past 


^Uhon Domey. for 3 yer, a Pewter Platter, 2 Bponett hangers . 


HUathew Browne, a Nylver ryog and a WLyst«ll of Sylvcr 



^^taore of hym for rent bebynd, to pay 


8 • 

^^dwsrd ThysteHtwayts, an Iron Pot, a Cawdomo, w'" 2 cres 

H[^ for Clyffa rent 



^Hhon Uyddollton, n Flews Not of fotir rands, for Clyfr rent . 



■ xiin. p 





Payments out bb hereafter followeth : — 
Item, p*- unto Davy for hys haliTe yer, dew Midsomet . 16 

P*- to Dayy y tyme for ki'peyng of the clocko ... 2 
It^ gevea unto Davy y' tyme of good wyll ... 2 

It"- geyen onto Fylld at the accompt gWen up ... 2 

If* geven unto Cox that tyme 2 

It™- geven unto Harry BoBsom for that he would not go to 

Supper w"" y* wardens . ..... 

P^ for the Supper when the sccompta were giTen up , .23 
P^ lo a poore man that came w"'.'j* Queue's Majesty's lycence 
P^ for certyne of y" pishonere Dtynckyng y' went about the 

bounds in the BogatioD weke 3 

P* for a epade 

P''- for charnelis for the Jora of Mr, Ljfl's Beote 

F"- for Oyell for the Bells 

P* for copying of the estract for the relyffe of y' poore . 
P*- for carying of the psentmont to Lowes for our Lady day 

quarter ......... 

P^ to Suesmytb for a day's work opon the Church 

P*- unto hym that lyme more for 3 busbells of Lyme 

P''- for pap' to make a Booke for the coHeccion of y' poore . 

P* to Dary for mendyiig y" Locke of the Cloke hows door , 

P* for Dryuckyng of the Wardens & Sydemen when they were 

awome ......... 2 

P** for making y* psentmcnt for the Mydsomer quarter 
I'^Dryndcyng of y" Wardens and Sydemen y' tyme 
P^ onto a man y' came w' a Lycence to gather for the 

barnyng of a Cburcli, by y" consent of the prysb . . 2 
P* to Somner for caryng in y' psentment at Mydsomer 

quarter Last , .....,, 

P*- to Davy for mendyng of y". Cloke .... 

P^ for 5 Books of Cattechyams for y* prysh 
P*' to mother Shot at 2 tymes whyle she laye aycko 
P*" for Master Comyssary's Dynner at Myghellmas for o' pte 10 
P*- unto a man y' dyd Dreese old Hypbunder's eyes . . 8 
P*" for drynckyng of the Wardens aud Sydemen for Myghell- 
mas quarter makyng of psentment . , . , . S 
P^' for makyng the psvntmeut ...... 

P*- for caryng in of y' prsentment to Mr, Comissary 

P^ to the Quene's Majesties CoLlectora for a yer's rent . 3 

P^ to Lord Montegle for a yer's rent ..... S 

P^ for ryngyng the Queue's Majesties reign and for the 

RyngoTs Drynckyng 2 days ...... 8 

P*- for a 11). of Candells when y' Bells were inendyd y' lyme 

P^ for mundyng of y' Belis y' tyme to Robert Porks 

P*- for Iron worke y' tyme to y" smith ht>wt y° Bells 

P*- to Mr. Fyild for what was given to Collingtun Oavin . 8 

P* to Davy for kepyng of y* Clock for hallfu a ycr . .8 

P for 3 fuote of Oiassfui- the sowtb wyudow . . 


8. d. 

for tlie makyng of pscntmcnt for Crystmas quarter . 12 

P* for drynkjng of the Wardeos & sytlesmon j' tymo . 2 6 

P*" for a horee hyde to make Bawdrycks for y" bidls . . 4 
p4- to the Smythe for Ironworfce a bowt y' Bells ,,46 

P*- for makyng of 3 Bawdrycka for y" Bells ... 12 

F^ to the Somner for dijyrerug in of oar pscutment for 

CryBtmas quarter H 

'■ for makyng o' paontment bofor o' Lady Day . . 12 

P* for Dryncking 1 of y* Wardens and sydcmen when we 

mado our pseDtment before oa Lady dny ... 14 

P*toapoore woman the 16 day of March, 1577 . . 6 

P*- for a pottol of wyue vrlieti Mr. Comyasary was here before 

Easter 16 

P*- unto Thomas Sparro what was given hym by consent of 

the parish 10 

P*- to Davy for fcepjmg of the clocke ..... 3 4 
P* to y° Chamberlaynea for Cowrtup's stable, and Rowland's 

Haire 12 

P*- to Cox for copyng out of y" rentatl to gather y" rents by 6 

P* to the Somner for caryng of a letter to Mr. Comyssary 

the whych Mr. Fylld made for y' the Wardens should 

not go to Shoram upon the serryng of a cytacyon that o' 

charch walls are not Decked w' y" Sorypturc ..26 

P*- for drynckyng of y° feoffers when we reed, y" Clyffe rent 8 
P* to Cox for takyng paynea to geve attendance upon the 

feoffers 4 

P*- to Mr. Lyffe ffjlld's eyena for ft ycer'B rent ... 19 

P*- to Mr. Dowle for a gnyttana makyng .... 4 

P*- to y" Sergeants for wamyng of y' feoffera to rec' Clyff 

rent 4 

P*- to my Lady Pynche for a yer's rent i . . . 4 

P*- for makyng of a new [isntment after Ester for y' o' 

churche wailes were not Decked w' aentcncs of Scypture 6 

P'-for Drynckynge of the Wardens & Sydemen of y' tjmc 16 

P^ to the Somner for delyrcryng in of o' presentment at 

Shotam 16 

P*- to Cox for hys yor'a wage 33 4 

P*' to Jhon Stanbynorth for 3 quarter's wage dew at t/ Lady 

day last 25 

P^ for mnkyng of thys accompt 3 6 

P^ to Davj for mendyng of the stopes of y* clocke . , 6 

P^ for Drynckyng of certain men that went the bounds of the 

prysbo 5 6 

The styd Wardens uske to be alowed, for that they cannot rec' as 

followeth : — 
Of Old rowland's Howse by y* yer daryng y' Ijffe of old s. d. 
Love's wido ......... 14 

Of Ediuond Rowland for hys hows for 2 yers . . .20 

p 2 


Of Thomas Townoson for hjs garden for 4 ycrs at 16d. y* yer 5 4 
Of Standen's House w"* ja taken downe, by y" yer -.34 
Of Downer's Howee next nnto Tyndall's hows now Mr. Ljffe 8 

Of Mr. Ljff's Garden, wluch Mr. Garronay hath in Lease by 

y yer 3 

Of Mr, LyfF's howse where Mr. Paou Longford dyd dwell for 

2 yera 6 8 

Of Jhon Stanbynorth, for Jhn Stanbynorth y* elder, that 

was lent him , ....... SO 

Of Mr. CallTcrley for j" Clyff rent, the w"- y' Feoffors hath 

Bet over to us to receve . ..... 5 

Of Jhon. Myddellton for hja hows of the clyff rent by j* yer 2 1 
Of Mr. Ljifif'a hows wbich was Tyndali's reute ..58 

Of Mr. Lyffe for Buriyall of his father in the Churcb . 6 8 

Of Mr. Breham for hys stable, by the yer . . . 4 

Of W* Coote for y" lyttcU howsc, in y" ffcild . . 2 

Peticions 18 

This Harry BosGom was elected*! Mem. That the lltU daie of the 
in the place of W^ Lucket, I nionitlie of Maie in tlie 20tli yeare of 
who died w"" in the yer past } the KagjTie of Our Sovring Lady 
Elizabeth, by the grace of God Queene of Ingland, ffrance, & Ireland, 
defender of the fayth, etc., etc., anno 1578, Rychard Edborow and 
Harry Bossom did delir' op their account in the presenoo of the pishs 
as followeth : 

The Wardens' arreare charged w' £. e. d, 

cf the old aecoimt 25 II 2 

for leccte of the yeare past 15 3 3 

They have paid 

in charges of all maan' 12 2 S 

delivered in GagcB 6 18 3 

in peticions allowed 18 

in debts that they left unreceived 3 17 I 

Some up of their Receits wherw"* they weare charged . 10 14 10 

Some of jiayments . . . . . . . 23 16 1 

Remayne in money , , . . . . . 16 18 9 

So that there was at this present deliverie to Harry Bossom in money, 
gages, & debts, hcreundcrnaiuid the som of £37 14b. 5d. Tliodebis are 
files — Edmund Rowland 20b; of Thomas To was on 6s. 4d. ; of Mr. Lyff 
IGs. 4d. ; of the honse sometime Mr. Longford, 6b. 8d. ; of John Stanby- 
north 20s. ; of Mr. Calveley 6s. | of John Myddleton 2a. Id. ; of Wyllm 
Cooke 2s ; all w''' are psently dew, and to be received. 

M^- That, by consent Thomas May is electid Chnrchwanlen for the two 
years next ensuing ; and the keepers of the keyis, those w"^ weare the 
yeare last. I'he parish hath elected Thomas Dnvy to bo Bexon ; 


__ d peently ; and to take wage from Midsomer nest. John Stanby- 
aorth to receive (or Uls wagu till Midsomer 3"- ; that at this tymo Mr. 
Bf^L"" hatl a leasL' yranU-t] of » Stable for 21 years next oiiBoing S^ ; that 
Mr. Bfyh" is hoimd to pay lu the roperacons of tlie Stable on the othor- 
eide mentiuiied; and to pay by the year 13'- 3*-; That aLeaau of 21 jcara 
waa granted to Thomas Stuvouson for two Stables, now in the occnpacoii 
of Thomas Stercusoa, aud he to kcpe the reparacon at all tymos, and bo 
pay by the jote 5s, 

Pen MB WtLLM Ffibld. 

In another Account on three sheets of paper, apparently 
mode about the same time, but without a date, are the fotlovr- 
ing entries : — 

8. d. 

P* for a Cloko roope to John Ryppander 

P* for a Locko for the Chauncoll Doore .... 12 

P*" to Davy the Soxtjno for hie quarter's wages 

V^ to the sajd Seitme for keping the Clocke 

P*- to the Bomner for caryag the quarters Booko 

P* to hym for the caryng of the Booke of the sise Article 

onto the Scssyons .... 

P*- for makyng of the fonr Books 
P'- to Pautely for a whole for the Bell . 
P'- to Davej for Llynie for the maaone 
P"- for the makjng of John Boosame's Boonde 
P* for Coate by the Copyng Cyteres Eoopo 
P*- to Churchwall for Cooping thereof 
P^to Susmyth for 9 Bnsheits of Lyme 
P*' to hym for 4 dayes worku 
P*- to Mm for making of morter 

P*- to the Smyth for mending the Stoopes of the Cloko 
P*- to Davoy tlie Sexten for helping Susmyth 
P^ to 1dm for Ids quarter's wadgea 
P* to the Towne Clarke for halfe a yore'a rente 
T^ to the offyceres at Lewiae upon the Dischardge of Peter 

Uutchine when he was summoned thether 
P* for his horshyer at that tyme 
P*- for his expeuces and his horsmeate then at y' tyme 
P* to Susraythe tlie 30th October 
P* for onr charges, and the Sydesman, when we were at Rye 

w"" J* Comisary relyving the Merchaunts of Hull 
P* to my Lord Montague's receaver the 3"^ of November 
P^ to Oavey for Candell and oyle against the ringing . . 6 

I"^' to ilohn Rypender for a Bell roope , . . . 2-8 

P''* for so mui'h given to the ringers . . . . ~ 

V"- unto the Smyth and Carpenter for newe cliargiug of a Bell 
P^ to the Si;imucr for the Booke of the news forme of Common 




P*- to the Ringers at theyre ringing at the oxecncon of the 8. 

Qaeno of Hcotts 2 

P*- to Kidder for caryng of the quarter Books 

P *for washing of the Clothes ...... 

P*- to Davey for hia wagus ...... 8 

P*- to the Ma^on for the tryming the windowea ... 13 
P* to John Xstofer for making of Yron Bares ... 4 

P'^ for a Tovot of Lyme 

P"- for Glasing, setting np, & mending of the other wyndows 16 
P^- for wood, for the Glasyer occopyed aboot y" wyndows in 

Sotheringo .,.,.... 

F* to Davey the Sextone for helping the GIneycra 
P* for layd out for Wyne at the Communion more than was 

reoeaTcd . 2 

P*Mr. Lyffe for the Queen'a rent 5 

P* to liim rent, late Beer's ...... 

P^ to him rent, late Knight's 2 

P*- to the Somner for tlie carying of the Quarter Book 

P*- for making of the same Book ..... 

P^- for a Booke of Common Prayer of y' largest ToUum . 7 

P^ for a S8»lter,.w*'' the singing Salmea ... 8 

Pii- for a Table of the Ten Commandymcats , 

P^ for fower yards of Buckram ..... 3 

F^ for hrynging of the foresaid things home .... 

P^ to the Somner for carying y° Booke of tlio fyve Articles . 

P^ for makyng of the sayde Book 

p4. for the Drynking of the Sydemen and the Churchwardens 

at the makyng of the two Books ..... 

P*- to Uarey for a Baudrick for one of y* Bella 

P*- for nayles therunto ...... 

P"- to Davey the Sexten for a pound of Candles 

P^ to the Somner for exhibiting the Certyfycate to the Courte 

that y Books were for 

P*' for brynging of Stoone from Borne for y' windows . 

P^ for caryng them up to the Church ..... 

P-i-fora Spade 

P^ for drinking when we went about the bounds of y" parish. 3 

P""- for mending the Bells. 14 

P«-to Mr. Lyffc for the Qnene'a rent .... 5 

P*- to him for Knight's rents 2 

P* to him for Hows rente 

?*■ to the Somner for the qnoHer Book carying 

P'-formakyngof the same Book 

P'^'for tlie Cliurch Wyndows drinking at the making of the 

same Book 

P*- to the Slasyer of Battell for mending the Blcple lead . 17 
P'^ to Mr. Bailiff for Copinger ... 40 

P^ tie Town Clark for half a yere's rent ... 3 

P^ to him for making of owr uccompte ... 6 


£ 8. d. 
Same of the Layings owUt 14 2 10. 

The receipts as by the pticninrs amonut nnto ■ . 24 10 , 

The lost rent, being i^ 14 2s. lOU., being deducted Uiercof is 10 13 3 
The 88id Church Windows allowance of certain decayed rents 8 

More they aske allowance of 14s. they receve not of Mr. 

Large's tenements for whom they be charged with 18a. 

reed but 4s. . - . . .14 

The which two somes amounting unlo 32s. being deducted 

from £10 13s. 2d. the surplusage of this acoompt thL-reof, 

the which the Church windows arc in arereilge, is 9 11 2 

Beside a debt of Mr. Feilil'a being some tymes psone of this 

pish, the W* he owetb to the said Church . . 5 

Also B. debt of Mr. IlolIoDd's Eomctymes pson of the said 

Church being . . . . .3 

John Gawen > 

John Haddou/ 
Edward Croft. 
James Wheler. 
John Tbomaa. 



The Accompte of John Haddon and Peter WinhGelde Church Warden! 
of the Pish Church of All Sc" in Hastings made before the pishoners 
there the of June, anno 1589, and is for one whole yere rendered at 

the Aimuncyation of o' Lady the Virgine last past as followeth. 

E^Tst the said Wardens charge themselves with the arrearage 
of the last yeare's accompte as in the foot of the last year's 
aci-ompt it appcreth , . . . . . 

Of John Badcock his rents within the Fonlde 

Of Wydowe Blache for her rente somtyme psone Longford' 

Of Mr. Lyfle, for a garden in the backside of his howse 

Of him for a Banic sometime Beane's 

Of Mr. Martyne Lyffe for a tente of Bannounds . 

Of him for a tente late Tyndall'a 

Of Mr. Porter, for two tentes Isfe Hycoppes, hy y" yere 

Of him for the Chorch feilds, by the yere 

Of him for Squire's feilds, by the yere 

Of him for a tente late Boumer's, hy the yero 

Of George Brahon for his Brcwhowse, cauled the Rosares, by 
the yere . 

Of Margaret Terry for her tente in the Tenance of Edmom y yere . . j . . . 

Of Uychard Downer for his tente in the foulde, by y* yere 

Of Henry Dennet for a fente aometymes Bichard Slanbynorth 

Of Mychialls Hamkines for bis tente sometymes Mi. Lyffe'a 
& sometymes Mr. Cubitt's, hy y" yere 

Of William Barker for his tente by the yere 



P^ for carytig the said Book 1 

P* for mendiug the Bell Clnppera 3 

P^- for Ber and Drinke & Cheaae at tlio ringing daje fur the 

Quenea Maj"" 3 

P^' for drinkiag at the making of the quarter booke 
P^' for mending a Bell on the ringing day 

P*- for a Spade for y° Sexton 1 

P ■ to the Lord Montague's receiver .... 10 

P'^ for a newe Bell roops 2 

P*- for Meate & Drynke at the last ringing dnyo for the 

Gpanyenla ......... 2 

F^ for making y° qnarter Book ..... 

P* for drinking at y" making thereof .... 

P*' to Dftvey for his quarter's wadges .... 8 

P*- to him for a pound of candies 

P*- for a. Nutte for the Cloke 

P^ for a D(iore to Mr. Rogeares scat .... 1 

P^ for gcvcn to a man of Lpwise by Order frran the M" of 

the pish, w"" brought a Broffe 1 

P"- for a Baudricb for a Bel! 

P*- for the mending of the whole of the Bella 

P*' for making a qnartere Book 

P'' for drynking at the same 

V^ to the Somner for cnryng the same .... 1 

P"- to the Town Clark for his half yere's rent for Courtnppa 

stables , 3 

P*- to the Town Clark for his half yerps wa^lges . . 3 

Mr. Lyfe hM n<rt dealt W* ^ 1°^^% L?fo for Bore's rent^ ] 

tho f' o£ the Qucnaa I"- tohimfor his rents, late Kujghts 2 
rente aynce Mychlelmaa P''- to Dayy for hishalfe yere's wadges 3 
iMt in tliiii it IB ill the pa. for washing of the Lyunen of 
Towns', haadfl. ^■^^^ ^hurehe at Easter . S 

P^ for going about the boHuds of the parish for breakfast 4 

P^ to a man of Beckuley W" came w"* a Breafe by order 

from the pshe 2 

£ 8. 

Some of y" layngs oute 6 17 

£ s. . 
The receipts as by tho pticuleros for the whole yere , . 26 19 
The whole yeru's Inyengea oute as by the ptcnleres are . 6 18 

Tho Church wardcues after alowance for certeyne decayed 

rentes ......... 8 

They askc further alowance for y* money abated of Mr, 
L ...ges tenaoU, in y' they are chnrdged w" 18s. and 

T^ but 4s li 

Iho w* three somes, amouutiug uiit*i £8 4=. UVl.. bein^f 
dpdnctod from the whole yere's receipts being J£2 6 IBs. 4d., • 
tht' cliUiehwarUcnfi ur« lu arcredge . . . . 19 



hesyies tho debt of Mr. Feilde being somtymes paoE of this 

pshe, y' w** he owotU unto the said tUurch , . .5 
Also debt of Mr. Holionds BOintjmes pson of y° eajJe church 40 

This yere at the ycliling of the accompt there is chosen churchwarden ee 
Peter Winckfeilde and MycLcell Hanckines; and H ia orderw] thnt tho 
accompt shallio ycldcd tLo nest Sondayo, after the election daye of the 
erening prayer from Lence followinge. 

There ie chosen for Collectore to tlio Poors 
Steven Porter, 
Bychard Wftyles, 

Laid out for y* Church in y° yere 1695. 

Item. Paid for tffo hedghoggs to Mr, Wats 

— Paid j' Somner for two books from Lewes 

— Paid for one hedge hogg to Mr. Wats 

— Paid Mr. Oranston atl y" Visettation 

— Spent on y" wisettntion Diner 

— When I vras sworrcn .... 

— for a Load & a balfe of Lime 

— for Bread and Bear & a man to help Oarritt 

— Paid lo Jo" Casweil for a Stoatt 

— Paid to Richard Caaweil for a hedge hogg . 

— ?■■- to Rich^ Annyett for Yora worko aboutta the 

church gatte 

— ■ P*-" to Rich" Caswell for one hedge hogg 

— ' P^ to Rich" Leo for worke aboutt y" church gatte 

— P*- to John Baker's man for 3 hedge hoggs 
■ — P^- to John Caswell for one hedge hogg . 

— P''- to Richard Caswell for one hedge hogg 

— P"- to John Grailing for Yom worko aboute y' 


— P"^ to Rich" Lee for worke done about the great 

— For Bear & Bread .... 

— P"^ Mr. Granston for a prayer Booko 

— P"- to John Caswell for one hedge hogg 

— P"- to Rich" Corbey for one hedge hogg 

— P"- to Thomas Wiliss a Oriflmass day for Ringing 

— P"- to the Chamberlcns . 

— P"- to Edw" Joy for a, Fox 

— Tho, Bajley for being sworren 

— for a Dinner at the Wissettation 

— Mr. Granstoa had of Tho. fiayley 

— For making y" Book . , 
— > 'Paid for a Book from Lewea . 

— P* Stephen Gano for wine 



« 2 



P^ Stephen Gane for one hedge hogg 
P^' Bober^ Brattell for a hedge hogg 

More disbursed for y* Church. 

£ B. 



6 18 


6 18 
1 4 



8 2 


8 4 


8 15 6 

Stephen Gewen as bill will show 
P^ to Henry Page as appears by Bill 
P^ to Hich.^ Lee as appears by Bill 
P^ to Mr. Cranston at the Yisitacon 
P^ to the Sumner for two books 
F^ to Bichard Lee for worke 

P^ to Bichard Lee for worke 
to Goodine Owen Clerk 


14 7 
1 10 


Becc« for j* Church in 1695. 

Recc* for y« great bell for the wife of 

Becc^* of the ould Church wardens 

of widow Sparrow for y* bell 

for Goodman Mustgrowe for the Great Bell 

for Jo° Thacher for y« Bell 

for the wife of Philip Gane 

for widdow Barker for y* bell 

for Marey Wite for y« bell 

for y« Dather of Tho. Barker . 

for Mr. Nicholas's wife 

The whole Booke 

12 6 1 

18 9 1 


for fower great bells more 









reced . 








8 14 7 

The whole booke . . • . 12 6 1 
More for y* great bells dew & received of y« old church- 
wardens 175 

Reced in the whole 13 13 6 

Disbursed in y** whole 8 15 6 

Remains due to y® parish . . . . 4 18 

The following is later and without date. 

Disburst for the Parish Account. 

At the Visetation 4 6 

Two Hedghogs 8 

Mowing y^ Church yard . 3 

The Articles 7 6 

One Shilling for charity 1 

For a new Lock 18 

For the Roule, and y* turn Scru 8 

For caring away y* durt 1 

More paid for a Hedgehog 4 

More peaide for the sett Gabionsis 5 6 

More for a Lock 4 

for a new Batrick Leather one shilling .... 1 

for putting in six pence 6 

Paid to Mr. HUl 12 6 

Paid to Mr. Edward Lintott for Oyle . . . , 2 8 

P^Rich^ Scott 6 

Paid Mr. Samuel Moore 10 

Paid for two hegogs 8 

Paid for mowing the Churchyard 3 

Paid for Chareyty 6 

Paid to Rich^ Tutt for one Quart of wine for y* Communion 4 

August y* 2^ for one Quart of wine of Mr. Halsted for y* 

Communion 4 


£ B. d. 

Paid for putting in a paine of glass 3 

For mowing the Churchyard 8 

Paid to Rob^ Eyenden one shilling for nails and work . 1 

Paid to John Heead two shillings and nine pence for work 

done at the Church 2 9 

Paid to Mr. Polbill for Engis 10 

For serying the Office 1 

4 12 2 

Reo'* of Tho» Guy for breaking up the ground in the Church 3 4 

for Benden's wife 6 8 



The war between Prussia and France, happily just terminated, 
has been the means of bringing Dame Europa, tbe heroine of 
my paper, under our notice in a new light. She is repre- 
sented to us as the mistress of a school, in the discipline and 
management of which she is not very successful. She lets 
some of her pupils fight, while others quietly look on. She 
fails, in short, to satisfy those who are interested in the wel- 
fare of the boys committed to her special charge. With her 
capahilitie?, however, as a teacher and disciplinarian, I have 
now nothing to do. On the Chimney Back in which she is 
about to be brought under the observiition of our Society, she 
figures in quite a different character. She is here made the 
principal figure of an interesting group. Of this admirable 
specimen of Sussex casting in iron, Mr. Evershed, who has 
exerted himself for its preservation, says: — 

The chimney hack of which I send you an etching (see 
opposite page) is one of the finest specimens of art, as applied 
to iron decoration, which has heretofore been discovered in 
Sussex. It measures 3 feet 4 inches in heigiit, by 2 il- et 
7i inches in width; and the casting is, for the moat part, still 
Bliarp and good. This chimney back was sold, 20 years ago 
or more, by Mr. Stuberfield, a blacksmith at West Grinstead, 
to a Mr. Harwood, with a quantity of old iron, when he suc- 
ceeded to the business ; and at his removal to Bramber he sold 
it to Mr. Steele, of Lewes, who, much to his credit and 
artistic taste, seeing that the subject was classical, and the 
execution of the casting and design far in advance of what 
Was usually met with in the county, was unwilling that so 
interesting an article should be broken up at the foundry, us 


many a fine diimney back hud already been. He, therefore, 
knowing that I was a member of the Susses ArciiEeological 
Society, came to me and suggested, tliat, as it could be pui'- 
chased for a trifle, it should be secured, and deposited in one 
of our county museums. This was done, and it is now in the 
Collection of Antiquarian and other Kelics which has been 
formed at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton. 

Speaking of the subjects of our chimney backs generally, 
they appear to have been for the most part either sacred, 
mythological, or heraldic ; though I have seen in West Susses 
very fine specimens covered entirely with fruits and flowers. 
As will be seen from our etching, the central device of the 
subject of my present article is the rape of Europa ; ami 
surely no mythological story was ever before set forth in a 
more absurdly ftinny manner. The anachronisms it displays 
are beyond the reach of caricature. TJie whole composition 
well represents the debased style of art^representation of the 
age in which it was produced. 

Jove appears as a gay Cavalier of the reign of Charles I., 
with a felt hat on his head, adorned with an ostrich plume, a 
huge Carolian collar, a velvet mantle, braided trunk hose, 
points, boots of the period, spurs, and heavy riding gloves I 
Europa is walking off, leaning on the gentleman's arm. In 
her head gear she lias ostrich feathers also. She wears a gown 
of rich thick stuff, apparently velvet, and this is covered with 
a liL^urions cloak, and the train of this is borne by a tiny 
page boy in jerkin and puffed breeclies. On her arm she 
carries a rather large oval reticule. A male attendant walks 
behind her, wJ]0, like the page, is bare headed, and has long 
ringlets falling down over the shoulders. Over the head of 
the fair lady he holds an nmbrella of very primitive construc- 
tion. Just behind the principal figures is a groom, with a 
skull-cap on his head, and having the hereditary " horsey" 
type of countenance, holding a tine horse with a flowing 
mane. The horse is represented as curving his neck and 
pawing the ground, doubtless impatient to be off. Whether 
this horse carries a pillion for the use of the lady behind the 
saddle on which the gentleman is to ride it is impossible to 
say, as his body does not appear. He is issuing from between 
the pillars of a stately portico of the Boric style of architec- 


tnre, and the fore piirt of liim is all that is seen. How 
Jnpiter (ind Europa then were to be accommodated on one 
horse is left to the imagination to fill up. Jove, in hia 
gallantry, had doubtless pre-arranged all this. 

Truly prudent, then, was it of tlie artist to in8cril>e on the 
ground in front of the heroine, and at her feet, in large 
letters, the word Eukopa, for who could otherwise have for a 
moment supposed that a classic story was hereby intended 
to be set forth ? And yet the designer was, notwithstanding, 
a true artist; for there is much dignity displayed in the bold 
Cavalier, and much Titian-like grace in Dame Europa, which 
is in some measure lost — it cannot, indeed, well i>e brought 
out — in the intractable process of etching, 

The bordering of fruit and flowei"s, masks and scroll work, 
is in the usual style of the early part of the seventeenth cen- 
tury. There is a fragment, apparently by the same hand, 
in the Castle Museum at Lewes. The composition, in the 
case before us, is surmounted by a couple of dolphins, of a 
somewhat spirited design. Whether these dolphins were 
intended to be suggestive of the elopement of Europa, or were 
the heraldic bearings of some person connected with the iron 
foundry at which the slab was cast, I have not been able to 
decide; hut 1 was informed by Mr. Harwood that their 
united tails once supported aloft a Royal Crown, which, 
many years ago, was broken off and thrown aside. The 
plate has certainly an unfinished look at the top. The letters 
in the ornamented oval below, which appear to be L. H., are 
probably the initials of the designer. 

I have no doubt that this chimney plate was cast at the 
iron works belonging to Charles I., which were destroyed by 
the Parliamentary forces about the year 1643. These were 
situate on St. Leonards Forest, near Ilorsham. Their exten- 
sive hammer ponds still remain. Dallaway, speaking of their 
destruction, tells us that after Sir William Waller had taken 
Chichester and Arundel, he sent a part of his army to destroy 
these royal iron works, together with the furnaces of all those 
who had shown themselves to be favourers of the Royal cause. 
The St. Leonards iron works were for many years leased of 
the Crown by Sir John Caryl], of Warnhara. 

There is a chimney back, at Ockley, in Keymer, the resi- 
xxni. R 


dence of Mr. WootI, in the centre of which is a beautifnlly 
CEist vase of flowers, its ornamental bordering being precisely 
similar to the one under consideration, even to tlie dolphins 
by which it is siirmunnted. Whether they support with their 
tails an imperial crown or not I do not at this moment recol- 
lect, nor do I know whether the plate has tlie same initial 
letters below. 

I cannot better conclude than with an anecdote, showing 
that Sussex chimney backs were not beneath the notice of 

A Sussex artist, who shall be nameless, in visiting Windsor 
Castle in the days of " Albert the Good," amused himself for 
a time in turning over the leaves of some portfolios of draw- 
ings, which he observed lying on a table in one of the state 
rooms-, when, much to his astonishment, he came upon a 
drawing evidently designed as a plan of a chimney back, and 
he at once saw that the outer border did not synchronize 
with the interior design, and therefore that they could not 
have been projected by the same person. This he pointed 
out to the curator, who, smiling, said that our artist was quite 
right; that the Prince, having purchased an old chimney 
back which had been cast in Sussex, and finding it, after he 
had got it to Windsor, too small for the chimney in which he 
had intended to place it, had himself designed tie outer 
border ; and hence arose the difference in its style of ornament- 
ation from the centre piece. 

In visiting Windsor Castle, then, Sussex archaeologists will 
be on the look out for this chimney back. The anecdote U 
interesting, and is deserving of record in our " Collections," as 
showing that the artistic taste of our old Sussex modellers 
was so good as to be appreciated in high places, even in the 
nineteenth century. 



Owing to the length of my account of Battle Abbey, given 
in Volume xvii., p. 1, of our " Sussex ArchiBjIogical Collec- 
tions," I was under the necessity of omitting the notices 
which I had prepared of the two Priories which were subor- 
dinate to it. I allude to those of Brecon, in Wales, and of 
St. Nicholas, in the city of Exeter, in Devonshire. This 
deficiency, then, I now propose to supply; and in doing so I 
shall he very brief. I shall say Httle more of their history 
than is necessary to show the effects and consciuences of that 
Bubordination. And tirst uf 

The Priory of Brecon, or Brecknock, in Wales. 

According to the " Momisticou Angliciinum," this Priory 
was situated just without the walls of Brecknock Castle, and 
was not only founded, but very splendidly endowed, in the 
time of Henry 1. by Bernard de Novo Mercato, or, Angllce, 
Kewinarsh, a Norman baron, at the suggestion of Koger, a 
monk of Battle Abbey, who was his confessor, it was in- 
tended for the accommodation and support of six Benedictine 
monks, and dedicated to the Evangelist St. John. AH its 
possessions appear to have been situated in the Principality. 
Among the principal benefactors to this Priory the name of 
William de Braiosa, or Braoze, one of the most opulent of 
our Sussex barons, occurs in the time of Henry II., who 
granted to all the persons belonging to it considenible privi- 
leges and exemptions. He also becpieathed his body to be 
buried in the church of St. John, and further directed it to 
he conveyed thither for interment, in whatever part of the 
kingdom it might please God that he should die, whether it 
were in England or Wales; this being the church which, above 
all others, he regarded and reverenced, because upon this 

2 K 


Apostle and Evangelist, after God and the blessed Mary, he 
placed Ills greatest trust and confidence. So says the found- 
ation Charter, by which his benefactions were secured to the 

Of its emoluments and privilegea we know but little, there 
being no register of this Triory now to be met with. An 
impression of the Priory seal is, however, to be found in the 
Chapter House of Westminster, appended to a deed of acknow- 
ledgment of the King's (Henry Vlllth's) supremacy, dated 
August 5th,1534, and signed by Robert Ilalden, the Prior, and 
five monks. It is of white wax, and has for its design a cock, 
standing regardant under ornamented gothic work, with his 
wings erect, upon a demi-wheel, under which are five plain 
arches. The legend around it (the part between brackets 
Iseing broken away) is 


evakgiJliste : breconie : 

Tanner states the ancient register of this Priory to have 
teen in the possession of Dr. Brewster, of Hereford. But 
this is probably a mistake, for I have searched in vain for it 
among the manuscripts which he bequeathed to the Bodleian 
Library, Oxford. 

The possessions of this Priory were valued, according to 
Dugdftle, at ^112 14s. 2d., but according to Speed, at 
£134 lis. 4d. ; Uugdale's being the net, and Speed's the 
gross value. 

The Priors of Brecknock were always summoned to attend 
at the elections of the Abbots of Battle ; and after the elec- 
tion of a Prior of Brecknock, the Abbot of Battle Abbey for 
the time being nominated and presented him to the Bishop 
of St. David's, by whom it was necessary that the election 
should be confirmed. 

The only vestige of the Priory buildings now remaining is 
a low arch, and a portion of the wall with wliich its precinct 
was once invested. The Priory Church is now the principal 
church of Bi'ecknock, and is still dedicated to St. JoIiil 
The north part of the cross aisle at the western end of this 
cliurch is still called the Chapel of the Men of Battle. A 



parochial district near Brecon was formerly a hamlet of St. 
John the Evangelist. 

The Benedictine Priory of St. Nicholas, Exeter, which was 
also 0. Cell to Battle Abbey, was founded by the Abbot, to 
whom William the First gave the Chapel of Saint Olive in 
this city. King John was also a great benefactor to it. In 
1545 King Henry the Vlllth sold the fee or manor of St. 
Nicholas, extending over a part of David's Hill, to John 
Haydon, of Saint Mary Ottery, and Thomas Gybbs ; and 
after some intermediate alienations, this estate was conveyed to 
the Corporfltion of Exeter in 1546. The site of tlie Priory 
was grant^id, after the Rtiformation, to Sir Thomas Dennis, 
by whom it was sold to the city authorities. The Corpora- 
tion disposed of it in parcels before the end of the seventeenth 
century. The yearly revenue of this Priory was estimated, 
in the time of Henry VHIth, at £147 12s. 

Of the remains of the conventual buildings, the most 
remarkable is a crypt, with massive Saxon arches in Mint 
Lane, which has been converted into a kitchen. The Priory 
is said to have been demolished by the Corporation soon after 
their purchase of the site, and the materials to have been used 
in repairing the city walls. The Roman Catholic Chapel, 
which was built in 1792, and the Rev. Mr. Oliver's house, 
occupy a part of the site. In digging out the foundations of 
these buildings fragments of mutilated monuments and piec^ 
of carved mouldings were found.^ 

The origin of this monastery, according to the " Monas- 
ticon Anglicanum,"" arose out of William the Conqueror's 
gift to Battle Abbey of the church of St. Clave, in Exeter, 
together with certain lands adjacent to it. Upon these lands, 
so acquired, a Cell was not long after built, at the expense 
of this Abbey, and dedicated to St. Nicholas ; and to it, when 
completed, were i-emoved the religious previously attached to 
the Church of Colhuupton, which was also among the gifts of 
the Conqueror to the parent monastery of Battle. Accord- 
ing to Tanner, the original foundation was for six monks. 
Among the charters of this Cell, given in the *' Monasticon 
AngUcannm," the first is a grant of St. Olave's Church, with 

(I. iii,, p. 375. 



the lands of Sireford and Cheneberie, to the monks of the 
Sussex establishment. The second, which is stipiiosed to he 
of the date of William Rufus, mentions the erection of the 
Church of St. Nicholas, about tlie year 1089. The third 
states that Henry I. was a benefactor to this church, and the 
monks attached to it, by giving to them lands at Relisdon, in 
Devonshire, which had previously belonged to Heraldus de 
Exonia ; and in the year 1204 King John gave the same 
monks the territory called Bradeham, or Brodeham, which 
the monks had held under the Crown by an annual payment 
of SOs. He also gave to the Prior and Convent a tiioiety of 
the profits of the Lammas fair held in Exeter ; and Jenkins, 
in his history of this city, notices a charter, granting to the 
Prior of St. Nicholas an annual fair, to be held on the festival 
of this saint. The site of this Priory is now called the Mint, 
which name is supposed to be a corruption of the Minster. 

Dr, Oliver, who gives a very full account of this monastic 
establishment, in his " Monasticon of the Diocese of Exeter," 
p. 113, says, that it was very justly regarded as the most 
ancient, as well as the most considerable, religious house in 
the city of Exeter. It was first supplied with monks from 
Battle Abbey. The archives of the Mayor and Corporation 
of Exeter, referring to this Priory, show that amongst its 
benefactors, in the time of Richard 1., were the Fitz- Stephens, 
the Cogans, the Roaches, and the Landries, who were of the 
number of those that successfully invaded the Kingdom of 
Cork, and who made grants of lands and tithes to this 
religious house, which were situated near to its city. The 
Leger Book of this Priory is among the Battle Abbey 
Recoi'ds, now in the possession of Sir Thomas Phillips, Bart., 
of Middle Hill, in the county of Worcester. The Priors of 
this house were appointed by the Sussex Abbey, on which 
they were dependent.' 

Three engravings of convent seals of this Priory are given 
by Dr. Oliver in his " Devonian Monasticon." They are 
all of them round. No 1, which is the oldest seal, is thus 
described in Bishop Stafford's Register : * " Sigilium rotundum, 
habens in medio insculptum ad iustar etsimilitudinem Castri 
quadrati luibentis in medio suu umim turrim excclsam ; et in 

' Sep " I'Krtiilory." |i. S83, ' Vot. 1 . Mio 51. 


angiilis suis alias turres lessiores et propugnacula ; et super 
Ciistrum hiijusmodi, in una pnrte, vetns scutum armorum 
Eegis Aiigliaj, cum tribus leopardis ; et in alitt parte, gladium 
erectum; et in ejusdem gladii cuspide, sive punctu, coronam 
Rcgium ; ac subter cRstrum draconem gradient«m insculpti. 
In circunil'erenti^ vero, sive circulo ejusdem Sigilli scriptam 
erat sic 


Dr. Oliver also gives the Prior's seal, the sbape of which is 
oval, and the design a bishop, with his pastoral staff in his 
left hand, and his right hand raised in the attitude of bene- 
diction. Around this is the following inscription : 


Among the archives of the Corporation of Exeter there is 
a manuscript called lloker's, in which mention is made of a 
certain room within the monastery called the Poor Man's 
Parlour, to which seven poor men were in the habit of repair- 
ing daily, just before the monastic dinner hour, and to each 
of whom was given, on flesh days, a twopenny loaf, a pottle 
of ale, and a piece of meat; and if it so happened that any 
one of these seven paupers was prevented by illness, or any 
other disabling cause, from giving his attendance at the 
appointed time, his part and portion for the day was sent to 
him. And on the afternoon of each Friday throughout the 
year, as soon as the establishment dinner was concluded, all 
the poor tenants of the Priory came, and every one of them 
received the same quantity of bread and ale as was given to 
each of the seven recipients on flesh days; but instead of flesh, 
each poor tenant received a piece of fish, and one penny in 
money. And if it so happened that any of the same poor 
tenants were prevented from attending at the same parlour at 
the time appointed by some reasonable cause, the part or 
portion of such non-attendant was set apart, and, wht-n con- 
venient, sent to him ; and If, after dinner, there came to the 
same parlour any other poor persons, who were in need, to 
each was given a sufficiency of meat and drink to satisfy their 


present wants, whether they were tenants of the Monastery, 
or dwellers within the Fee, called St. Nicholas's Fee, or not ; 
and upon every anniversary of St. Nicholas's day, which 
happens, as will be seen by the Calendar, on the 6th of De- 
cember, provision was made for a general distribution of alms. 
To every necessitoos applicant at the house on that day a 
loaf was given, and upon every Good Friday a penny in 


Bt the Uev. EDWARD TOENER, V.P. 

Soke time during the reigu of Charles II., — I think about the 
year 1654, but as I have not the book by me I cannot give the 
exact date — a gentleman named Dingley published what be 
designated " A History from Marble," — a history, that is, of 
the gentry of this country, from the accounts given of them 
in the different monumental records existing at that period 
in the churches and churchyards throughout the kingdom ; 
and that much interesting and valuable information is to be 
obtained from these sources, no one can for a moment doubt. 
TVhat, then, Mr. Dingley did from marble, I propose to do, as 
far as this county is concerned, from brass ; some of our Susses 
churches affording beautiful specimens of Monumental Brasses ; 
among which wiU be found instances of the most ancient, as 
well as the most interesting sepulchral mementos of this bind 
now in existence. In proof of which I need only instance 
;he magnificent inlaid slab in Cowfold church, placed to the 
memory of Nelond, Prior of the Abbey of St. Pancras, Lewes, 
vho died in 1433; the brass of Mapelton, in Broadwater 
;hurch, who was for some years rector of the parish, and died 
in 1432; the brass of John de Brewys — or ^raoze, as he was 
more commonly called — in Wiston church, who died in 1426; 
and the brass of .lohn Shelley and Elizabeth his wife, in 
!)Iapham church, who died, the husband in 1520, and the wife 
in 1513. Finer instances of brasses than these are not to be 
met witii in any county. I am well aware that Mr. Boutell 
has selected some of the best of our Sussex brasses for illus- 
tration and description in his useful work on the " British 
Jlonumental Brasses," and Dallaway and Cartwright have 
done the same; some of the most artistic engravings in their 
BiBtoncs of the Three Western Rapes of the County being 

XZIU. 8 



of brasses, executod by King, of Chichester, who was par- 
ticularly successful in bis debneations of these memorials. To 
these, then, I shall of course refer ; but I shall not, on this 
account, omit them from my list, my principal object beiog 
to make my series of these Sussex brasses quite complete. 

And here I cannot but regret the destruction which has 
taken place of what must once have been good examples of 
these splendid works of art. Take our Cathedrals as instances. 
How many brasses were destroyed in them through the Puri- 
tanical zeal and fanaticism prevalent during the period of the 
Commonwealth ; and Chichester Cathedral was not exempted 
from tills grievous work of destruction. The very nature of 
the construction of these brasses, and of the symbolism 
exhibited in their ornamentation and detail, became a stum- 
bling-block and a cause of offence to these enthusiasts; and they 
■were thus led to destroy them. They tore the brasses from 
their slabs, and mutilated nmny which they were unable entirely 
to get rid of. And hence it is that Cliichester Cathedral has 
so many matrices, and so few brasses. 

From the seclusion of many of our parish churches — take 
Clapham as an example — the brasses in them have fared better. 
But even here, in the churches so secluded, some have been 
destroyed, not through fanatical zeal, but through inexcusable 
oarelessness and neglect; while others are in a very broken 
and imperfect state. Portions of them may, perhaps, still 
remain on the slabs to which they were attached, while the 
missing parts are to be looked for in the church chest, to which 
they have been assigned by the parish clerk as so much worth- 
less lumber. The families, too, of the parlies whose memory 
they were designed to perpetuate, being in most cases extinct, 
and their names almost forgotten, no one cares to incur the 
expense of their reparation.) on which account, few of these 
brasses are in a perfect state. How then, can we, as members 
of an Archajological Society, be more characteristically or 
usefully employed, than in making a complete list of what 
now, perfect or imperfect, remain; that should any more of 
them be destroyed when they become dilapidated, or perish 
for want of a proper care, they may not be wholly tost to us. 

With regard to their date, a lew of our Sussex Wonumental 
Brasses are, it will presently be seen, as old as the reign of 



ward TI. But, generally speaking, this style of monument 
most prevalent from the commencement of tlie fifteenth, 
until about the close of the sixteenth centuries. Rubbings 
of a few of them are among tlie articles of archiBological 
interest exhibited in the Museum of our Society in Lewes^ 
Castle. The order in which I shall give them will be by an 
alphabetical arrangement of the churches in which they are 
to be found, leaving it to the index to facilitate the refer- 
ence to any particular brass, where the church in which it is 
to be found is not known. With each brass I propose to give, 
as a needful accompaniment, a short description of the brass 
itself, as well as a brief sketch of the history of the person or 
persons, to whose memory it was placed, as far as it is in my 

r'wer to do so ; and the history of the brasses being completed, 
would commend to the notice of some member of our Society 
the propriety of its being followed up by a Sussex " History 
from ^iarble," after the manner of that compiled by Mr. 

1 have now only to observe, that no small part of the interest 
arising from the study of these brasses will be found in the 
exemplification which they give us of the costumes — both male 
and female — in which the effigies represented on them are 

From these few preliminary observations, I shall now pro- 
ceed to give an iiccount of the brasses themselves. 


On a large slab of Petworth, or as it is now more commonly 
called Sussex, marble, which used to be a part of the flooring 
of the south aisle, near the east window, but which now stands 
in an upright position in the same locality, against the wall, 
is an inlaid figure, of an Esquire, clad in a surcoat or 
tabard, on which are supposed to be enamelled three 
lion's faces, argent, langued gules ; but upon examina- 
tion, what was thouglit to be enamel was found to be a resin- 
ous substance of some kind. He has a sword by bis side, and 
gpars at his heels, and his feet rest on a lion. Altogether 
tills may be considered one of our most perfect and interest- 
ing Sussex brass memorials. The inscription, which is on a 

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plate inlaid across the slab, just below the feet of the figure, 
is as follows : — 

" nic jacet Jo'bes Wantele, qni obiit sxix. die Janaar', Anno Dni. 
Mnio, ccccsxiy, J cui's a'i'o p'pitietnr Deus." 

This John Wantele was, probably, a member of the SuUing- 
ton family of Wantele. Stothard, in speaking of this brass 
in his *' Monumental Records of Great Brituin," says : — " In 
the dress we have an example of the surcoat assuming the 
form of the habiliment, commonly known as a tabard." The 
surcoat and tabard are synonimous terms. The upper part 
of a shirt of mail appears above the neck, where it is not 
covered by the tabard. Mr. Charles Boutel remarks upon 
this brass, as an unusnal circumstance, that the arms are 
not repeated on the sleeves. The armour, he thinks, very 

For a representation of this brass see " Boutell's Monu- 
mental Brasses," 71. 


On the flooring of this church is a slab, on which is the 
matrix of a portrait in brass. The portrait is gone, but the 
inscription remains, and is as follows : — 

" Ellen Baker, late wife of John Baker, of Ecdeaden, and daughter of 
TbomaB Traelove, and Ales, his wife, yiio deceased April 20th, 1608." 

Ecclesden was the part of Angmering which belonged to 
the Abbey of Fescamp, in Normandy, having been given to 
it by Hugh de Montgomeri, the son of Earl Koger. Here 
was originally a separate chuich, in which, doubtless, this 
interment took place; and upon the church being taken down, 
it was removed to its present position. Ecclesden continued 
a part of the endowment of this abbey until the 1st of 
Edward IV. (1460), when it was seized by this King, and 
granted, with their other Sussex possessions, to the Nunnery 
of Sion. Its value in 1492 was £63 6s, lOd. After the 
dissolution of this nunnery it was granted to the Palmers, 
tlien resident at New Place in this pariah, and a branch of 
Mch family resided at Parham. 
Of the history of the Bakers and Tnieloves I have not 


"been able to obtain any information. John Baker was doubt- 
less resident in Ecclesden. 


In this church there is a beautiful brass to the memory of 
Kichard Wakeliurst, and Elizabeth bis wife. It consists of 
two figures, the one male and tlie other female, under a 
canopy, above which are tliree shields : — 1, Wakehurst argent, 
a cheveron between three doves; 2, Wakehurst empaling 
Echyngham ; .3, Echynghara, azure, a fret, argent. 

The inscription is as follows: — 

" Orate p' a'i'abus Rici Wakeharst armig'i et Elysabeth ux' is ej', 
filiic Bob'ti Ecbjngbam armig'i; q' qnide' Ric'ds obiit iiij. die Jatinary, 
A. D'ni M.ccoc.liij. ; ot p'dict' Elyaabetli obiit ax. dio Julij. A. D'ni, 
M.cccc.btiiij. q'r' a'i'abus p'pioiet' &c.' " 

Wakehurst is a local name ; the estate they possessed in 
Ardingly being so called. They must have been consider- 
able landowners in the parish. The Richard Wakehurst here 
commemorated was the last male heir of the family. For a 
■wood engraving of this brass, see Vol. iii., p. 3H. 

Within the communion rails is a brass, on which are pour- 
trayed, under two Gothic arches, the figui'es of a man and 
woman, with the following inscription : — 

" Or&te pro animabns Iticardi Culpeper Armigeri, et Margarettte, 
nxoria earn ; qui qoidem Ricardus fait Alius Walter! Calpeper, de Gout- 
herat in cooiitatu Kaucice ; et predicts Margaretta fuit filia Ricardi 
Wakeharst, Jnnioris ; ot quEB qnidem Margaretta obiit 25° die Julij, 
anno domini 1509: Et prcdiutoB Riuardue otiiit . , . die . . , 
Anno Domiui M.D, . ■ ■ ; quorum animabus propitietnr Dene." 

The part of the plate giving the date of Richard Culpeper's 
death is broken away. By this marriage the Wakehurst 
estate passed to the Culpepers. 

On a gravestone on the south side of the chancel are figures 
in brass of a man and his wife, praying, the man being clad 
in a tabard. A shield of arms displays Culpeper impaling 
Wakehurst. Near the man ai-e ten sons; and near the 
woman eight daughters. The inscription upon it is as 
follows : — 

" Of yonr cliarity pray for the Bonla of Nicholaa Culpeper, Esq., and 


Elizabeth his wife; the which Nidiolaa deceased the 24 th day of May, 
in tho year of the Lord 1510; and tho said EHzalioth deceased the . . . 
day of ... in tho year 1 500 ; on whose aoules Christ have mercy.' 

This inscription, too, is imperfect as to the date of the 
■wife's death. 

On another grave-stone is a brass, representing a woman in 
elegant attire, with the following inscription:^ 

" Jftcet hie eub hoc tamulo Elizabetha Ciilpeper, nsor dilootisBima 
Edward! Culpcpor de Wokehurst, iii Coinitdtii Snssex, militis, quta 
qujdem Elizabetha fiiit filia Gulielmi Faraefold, Armigeri, de Stening in 
Coniitutu [iredicto ; quje obiit decimo die Septembr', A.D. 1G33." 

At the foot of this slab is the brass figure of a child, with 
the coat of Culpeper; the quarterings of which are in 
a lozenge, with an escutcheon of pretence. The inscription 

upon the plate is — 

" Here lyeth interred the body of Elizabeth Cnlpeper, eldest danghter 
of Sir William Onlpepor, of WakchnrBt, in this comity, Bart., and of 
Jane, his wife ; aged eevon years. She changed this life for a better on 
the gixtU day of December, Anno Domini, IG34." 

Sir William was the builder of the present Wakehurst 


In the beautiful Sepulchral Chapel of the Fitzalans, in what 
is usually called the chancel of this church, are many slabs, 
which have been inlaid with brass, but of which the figures 
and inscriptions are for the most part imperfect, if they are 
not entirely gone. Of these a plain altar tomb of Sussex 
marble, formerly inlaid with figures of brass, and escutcheons, 
and the Arundel horse, which still remain, had the following 
inscription round the rim ; of which parts only remain. From 
them we are able to make out — 

" . . , . gallie, Nomannieque gaerriB insignissime flomit ; obiit 
antt-m Anno Domini milleno cccc.xxi., et meusis Aprilis, die xxi". Heo 
AlioDora thu' bro . . . . Comitiseam ; que Alionora 

We learn from other sources of information that this tomb 
was erected by Alionora, Lady Maltravers, to the memory of 


lier husband, John, Lord Maltravers, for whom she built the 
chiipel, and founded a chantry in it. Gough gives a view of 
this monument. A few fragments are all that now remain of 
the brasses witli which the floor of this chapel was once deco- 

There are also several brasses to tfie memory of members 
of the College of Arundel. As, for instances — 

" Hie JRcet corpna liniaatum Domini Willielmi White b'c 'di Mgistri 
Lnjiis Collogii ; qui obiit xk. diemensiB Febniarii, A.D. mctccxxx.; ac 
multa bona coatulit bnic CoUegio. Cuj' a'i'e p'piciotar Deus. Amen." 

" Sir Adam Ertbsm iiij Mestre do Celle Coltege, gyst icy, Keu de 
B'alme eit m'cy. Amen." 

Standing under canopies in another part of this sepulchral 
chapel are ligures of an Esquire in armour and his wife ; and 
below them is tlie following inscription: — 

"Hie jacet Thomna Baliuon, Aim', nnper Usbcr Camerae D'ni Henrici 
Begis Qaiuti, Anglite, et Agnea Uxor ej's, alias dicta D'Oljvere, naper 
de Portiigallifl, printipalia nup' mulicr illustrissim' Dne Beatricis Com- 
itiss" Arund' et Burrey ; qui quid' Thomaa obiit isiii. die Maij, A.D. 

~ et predict' Agues obiit penultimo die mcnsis Maij, A.D. 

Quorum n'iabas p'picietur Deus." 

The arms on this slab are — Salmon — an eagle displayeil, 
with two heads, and charged on the breast with a leopard's 
face, impaling six crescents in pale, two and two, D'Olyvere. 
See " Monumental Brasses," 87. 

Another brass represents a figure in armour under a rich 
canopy, fiencath is a long Latin inscription, in verse, the 
greater part of which is effaced. All that remains ia — 

" JolinnnisThrele Pittrtat 

boppilio me tuiio Couh'e eccc Wilbelmi, M^arHhal officio. Obiit HCi. 
Joliuuuauxor obiit I'lCO." 

Arms — Threle. Paly of eight, gules, and or; impaling, 
sable, three dexter gaunts, argent. Bartelott. 

The Threles were of Loxwood, in Wisborongh Green. 
This J. Threle was Marshal of the Household of William, 
Earl of Arundel. His wife was a Bartelott, of Stopham. 

On another brass is — 

" Hie jacet Robert' Wards, qoi obiit lij die ApriliB, A.D. 1459. 
Cuj, a'i'e {I'picictur Deus. Amen." 


Beneath the half-length figure of a priest holding a chalice 

" Hie jacet Jo'hes Mundy, qnoiid' snbmagister hiijus Collegii, quiobiit 
4 die Febniarii, A.D. 1506. Cuj' a'i'e p'picietur Deus. Ahibq." 

The following is also under a similar half-length figure of 
an ecclesiastic, who had, doubtless, been a member of the same 
College, though the inscription does not say so :— 

" Hie jocet Esperance Blundell, quond' Kector Eccloaite de Sutton ; 
Cni' a'i'e p'picietur Deus. Amen," 

" Hie jacet U'n'e Joh'es Baker, nap' SocioB hiijusce Collegii ; qui obiit 

The College here alluded to was tliat of the Holy Trinity. 
This was first an alien priory, dedicated to St. Nicholas, and 
founded for a prior and four monks by Roger de Montgomerie, 
as a cell to the Abbey of Seez, in Normandy, which was also 
of his foundation. In this state it continued until the wars 
of Edward III., who, to meet his expenses thus incurred, 
confiscated this with the other alien priories throughout the 
kingdom. Kichard, Earl of Arundel, was, however, enabled 
to obtain a grant of the land with which this College was 
endowed ; and, by adding other lands to them, he established 
in 1380 the College of Maison Dieu, or Hospital of the Holy 
Trinity, just below the castle in Arundel. The original 
Priory of St. Nicholas was on the eastern side of the Church 
of Arundel. Portions of it still remain. 


On the chancel floor of this Church are three slabs, inlaid 
with brasses. On one is the full length figure of a man fully 
robed, which was placed to the memory of John Wythines, 
who was forty-two years Dean of Battle, and died in 1615, at 
the advanced age of 84. 

The second, which has also upon it a full length figure of 
an ecclesiastic in his robes, represents Robert Acre, another 
dean of the same church. 

The third is military, and is supposed to be the effigies of 
a Knight Templar. The figure is clad in a complete suit of 
plate armour. 



There is nothing to shew who these figures are intended to 

'n tlie nave there is a brass giving the half-length portrait 
of a man in armour. On the plate is inscribed : — 

Hie jncet WJlhi! 
M.cccc.xisi'. : Caju; 

Arnold, Brmiger, (jni obiit 
a'i'o p'|iicictur Deue. Ame 

xxix, Feb. : Axmo D'k 

In the north aisle ts another half-length figure of a man, 
who, in his style of costume, combines the military with the 
ecclesiastical services ; for on liis head he has a military hat, 
and in his hand the crozler of an ecclesiastic. This has led 
the supposition that it is the sepulchral memorial of Harao 
le Offington, who, though he was at the time Abbot of Battle, 
greatly signalised himself by his bravery and courage in re- 
mising the French, when they attacked Rye and Winchelsea 
Q 1377. 

On a slab, also, are two figures in brass, one of which is 
; oae. but the other remains ; and the following metrical, 
Uiough certainly not very poetical, inscription : — 

" Thomas Alfrare, good, oourteoui Weed, 

InlvlTwI \yelh here ; 
Whoso soute in tictive atraDgUi did pMB, 

At ne'er wae found bis |>eere. 
And Elijwbcth did lake to wj-fe, 

Oue Ambrose Comtorf a child. 
Who with him yeares liv'd 

A virtuous ipouse. and niild. 
By whom a «in and dauj^bter ek« 

Behind alyve be left ; 
And earlie little yearee had eiaoa, 

DeaUi him of like ben>ft. 
On Naw Tcare'e Day of Christ his birth, 

Which was ju»t ninety-niQa, 
Ona thousand and five bundrad eke, 

Loee'er of tleth the Sue. 
But then his wooful wyfe of Qod, 

With pitecfiu praise gonn crave, 
Tbnt hor owu coriwc, with hushaiid'a bera, 

Might join in the dark grava ; 
And that hrr souls hU Boule might s«elt 

Amongtt the Stiirits above. 
And Ihcro !□ endless bliss eu]o; 

Her long deured love. 
The which her gracious Qod did gratint 

To her the laat of Mamhe, 
Wljuu, after that denauDocment ower, 

One yeore and more wu past." 

The above are in fourteen lines, but on the brass they are 



only seven. I have doubled them to suit the pages of our 

Thomas Alfraye was probably an ancestor of the present 
highly respectable family of that name. 


In this Church is a slab of Sussex marble, inlaid with two 
figures of brass— the one male and the other female. The 
escutcheons are gone, with the exception of one, which bears 
the pheon of the Bradbridge family of Slynfold. The follow- 
ing inscription is upon it : — 

" Pray for the Bowles of Thomas Bartlet, and Elizabeth his wife ; 
which Thoiufts deceased the xxx. day of JatiQer' in the year M.ccc.bcxxix., 
on whose souyls J'su hare m'cy." 

This Thomas Bartlett was a member of the Bartelott family 
of Stopbam. He became possessed of Oakhurst, in Billings- 
hurst, by marriage with Elizabeth, the heir of Thomas de 

Oakhurst. See the account of the Stopham brasses. 


In the south aisle of this church is a mutilated miniature 
brass, on which are a female figure in full length, and part of 
a figure of a knight, found in 1784 on an altar tomb, upon 
whose surcoat the/esse dancetle and pellet of the family arms 
of Bodiam are gracefully represented. This brass cannot, 
Mr. Lower thinks, be assigned to a date lati.'r than the 
earlier part of the reign of Richard II. This truncated 
fragment, which measures only fourteen inches in leugtb, was 
lying loose, covered with dust, until some years since, when 
the late incumbent, Sir Godfrey Thomas, Bart., had it fixed 
to the chancel wall. Since then it has been removed, and 
fixed, with other brass fragments, at the west end of the 
church. It is headless, and almost without legs, but the body 
is perfect, and the hands are clasped in front in a praying 
attitude. It is a most interesting remnant. 

Other brasses In the church are : 1, the small plate thirteen 
inches only in length, representing un emaciated figure in a 
loose robe or winding sheet. The tonsui'c seems to imply 


that the person thus commemorated was a Vicar of Bodiam; 

2, an oblong plate inscribed : — 

" Pray for the soule of Thomna Grovo, and CrcRtian, liis wyfp, on whoso 
Bowllj's Jim have mercy. Amen;" 

3, a larger plate lying loosein the church, commemorating the 
death of William Wntherden, an Incumbent of Bodiam, who, 
while an unlearned man, married, and after his wife's death, 
devoted himself to liberal studies, took priest's orders, and 
died January 26th, 1513. lie was a considerable benefactor 
to the church, " giving many good things to it;" so says hia 
epitaph, of which the following is a copy: — 

Hio jacet d'nns WiU'rans Wotlerdon nap Vicari' irti' eccl'in, q' 
q'd«mno' literal', Dkofo' daxit; qua mortua, ee dedil studio liborat; at 
Bacordocii ordi'om anscepit, ct obiit xxv't" dio Februarii, anno d'ni, 
iS. T* xiij. Malta haic bona dcdit Eccleeue." 


On a floor slab of the church of this parish is the following 
inscription to the memory of a monk of the I'riory : — 
" Orate pro a'ma fratris Joh'is Rykomnn, Monauhi istiua luci.'' 


Among the Oxenbridge Sepulchral Memorials in this church 
is a pavement slab inlaid with brass, and displaying the 
effigies of Robert Oxenbridge, and his wife Ann, with this 
jnacription : — 

Hio jacet Robertas Oxenbridgo, at Anna uxor ojas, qai quiJom 
Bobt's obiit nono die mensia Martii, aimo d'ni Millno cccclxxxvii. ; ut 
Vredictn Anna obiit xsyiio., die Fcbmarii, Anno d'ui Uilluo cccclxxxiii. 
Qaor 'a'i'nbae pt omuium fiJcliuia dcfunctorum propicietnr Doua. Amen." 

The Oxenbridges resided at Brede Place. For an account 
of the family, see S. A. C, vol. xii,, p. 203. 


On a grave stone in the north chancel of this church, are 
;wo small portraits uf a man and woman, with their heads 
raised and conjoined on their breasts: each has a bead-roll, 

T 2 



the beads of which it h composed being inlaid with 
The inscription plate wliich was at their feet is gone, as well 
as two small pieces of brass, which were lower down, and 
are supposed to have been escutcheons, filr. Haley thinks 
that this inlaid slab was placed to the memory of one of the 
ancient lords of the manor of Socknerah, and his wife. 

Another brass in this church is erected to the memory of 
John Batys, or Bates. To this there is a somewhat curious 
history belonging. The inscription upon it is : — 

" Hie jacet Juhaanee Batye, geDtylman, q: dedit ad istam ecclcsiam do 
Brightiing, ominieDta, pavieucnta, et omnia aedclia ecclcsia; predicts, et 
etiam dedit ecclesiie terra illa, qnsa vocatur Levettys ittippm jacens in 
parocbia prodicta, et obiit via" die mens. Septembria, anuo dni mo. 
cccclxxTi" Cuju3animie ppicietur Deus. Ameii." 

The circumstances attendant on the loss of this plate, and 
the misappropriation of the proceeds of tlie land here alluded 
to, and its singular recovery, are then given as follows: — 

" Whoe ever thou art who readest the superinscription, 
kuowe, that the good intention of Master John Batys was 
by some illminde deverted, and the land called Levett's, con- 
verted to private use from this church for many yeares, and 
the saide inscription, devised by the saide Master Batys for 
this tombstone, was then by unjust hands broken and pur- 
loined, and the memory and benevolence of the saide Master 
Batys endeavoured totally to be concealed, until God, who 
put it into the hearts and mindes of the well affected of the 
parish to desire the recovery of the saide lands, to be disposed 
of to the uses by the saide Master Batys intended; who, 
procuring a commission upon the statute of the xliiij. of the 
reigne of the late Queene Elizabeth, for charitulile uses, 
directed to Sir Thomas Sackvile, Knyghte of the Bath, and 
others, the saide landes were by the saide Commissioners 
decreed to be employed to the former use, and after the 
saide decree beinge returned into the High Court of Chancery, 
and excepted unto by such as witheld the saide landes, the 
same was by the Right Honorable Thomas Lord Coventry, 
Lord Keeper of the great seal of England, and the saide 
High Court of Chancery, on the first day of February, in 
the eleventh yeare of the reigne of our Sovereign Lord, King 
Charles, Auno Domini 1635, ratyfyed and comfirmed ia all 


Mr. Haley's account of this nefarious proceeding, as he 
gathered it from the tradition of the neighbourhood, is, that 
the grave-stone brass, on which was inscribed Bates' gift of 
Land, called Levett's, to the parish, was torn off, and carried 
away, by which means the land was appropriated to private 
use, and the benefit of the gift iost to the parish, until after 
the lapse of some years, when, in cleaning out a deep well on 
the South Downs, the brass recording this gift was found at 
the bottom, and the proiwrty again restored, through the inter- 
vention of the Court of Chancery, to the parish. 


In the chancel of this Church is a beautifully in-Iaid-with- 
brass slab, placed to tlie memory of John Mapleton, formerly 
Rector of the parish, and Chancellor to Margaret of Anjou, 
who died in 1432. Ills cope is ornamented with the letter M 
and a maple leaf. He is standing under a richly ornamented 
canopy terminating in a fiuial (See Boutell's Monumental 
Brasses, 104). The inscription on the plate below the figure 
is as follows: — 

" Bic JBCGt in requio John Maplcton tamuktus, 
Istius ecclie Bector nnper rocitatuB, 
Dona UagUtratas eibi Caocellariu§ petat, 
RegU orol grgUia cunctis hoc plebs manifestat, 
Conjugia H" Regis hie caocoDariDs exit, 
Qui prwHcripta legia qais crat sua fama retexit, 
Migrat felicis ortu xpi genctriciG, 
Anno MUleno G. quatuut bis decern dnoiletio." 

The above is in four lines. The brass is well figured by 
King in Cartwright's History of the Rape of Bramher, p. 37. 
See also Boutell's Monumentiil Brasses, p. 104. 

On another inlaid slab in tills church is the following 
inscription ; — ■ 

"Hie jacet Joh'ea Oorby, qnond'tn Bector hnj" Eccl'ie, qni obiit iij id. 
Pebroarii, Anno D'ui, Coj' a'i'e pp'cictur Dens. Amen." 

Considerable alterations and improvements were made in 
this church, in the year 1820, and it was then new pewed. 
In eflecting this, a slab was discovei'ed under the old pave- 



ment, having on it a Cross- Fleury ia brass, on one arm of 
■which were engraved : 

"Sanguis Xsti Balva me;" 

and on the other: 

" Pflssio Xsti conforta mo." 

The inscription containing the name, description, and date are 
gone. It is supposed to have marked the grave of Richard 
Tooner, who was the Incumbent of Broadwater from 1432 to 


In this Church are some fine monuments ereotfid to the 
memory of members of tlie Goring Family, who resided here. 
The oldest is an altar tomb, of Sussex marble, with a mural 
tablet^ and an inlaid brass figure with a label having the 
arms on an escutcheon of the Gorings, namely, quarterly 
1 and 4, Goring; 2, 6 Camois; and 3, St. John of Barl'ton. 
This is supposed to be the tomb, which John Goring, who died 
1621, directed his executors to erect to his memory in Burton 
church, with the inscription: "Delicta juventutis mese, et 
ignorantias meas, ne memlneris, Domine." 

Another tomb has a canopy of marble, and is inlaid with 
brasses. The escutcheons are quarterly as above. The in- 
scription upon it is — 

" Sir William Goryng, Knight, one of the gentlemen of the Privy 
Chamber to Kyngc Edwardo tho Sixth, deceaid the viij. day of March, 
ftuno 1553; and Ijcthe here cmtombed." 

On another very similar tomb is the following inscription : — 

" Henry Gorjnge, Sonne and Hoire of the same William Ootynge, 
Knight, now living, and married to one of the danghterB and LejreB of 
William Everard, Esqniour. He dyed, and hatli issae bj htr livyng, 
William, Edward, Barbara, and Elizabeth. Elizabeth Gorynge, wife of 
the same Sir William, and daughter of John Covert, of Slaugham, Esq., 
died in 1588, and Iji-the here enitombed." 

On another tomb inlaid with figures, is the following 
inscription : — 

" Anne Do la Ljnde, daughter of the aamc Sir WilUam and Elizabeth, 



^iMd Wyfo of Sir Ooorgu Dc la Lynde^ of tbe Couutio of Dorset, and now 
Wjfe of Thoraus Browne, lirotlier of the Lord Viscoaiit Montagnu. Holiert 
Ooryoge deceased, cno otliiT soiino of Sir Williain Qoryiigo nml EliEabctb, 
vos married to Mary, daaghti^r of Francis Oulej, Estjuior, liaving utsutt 
bjr ber now Ijving, Elizabtitli." 

Under a niche with quaterfoils, and plain escutcheons, 13 a 
small recumbent female figure, carved in Caen stone, of whom 
no inscription remains. The person to whose memory it is 
placed, was probably a member of the Dawtrey family, of 
Aloor House, in Petworth, who were tlie earliest owners of 
Burton of whom we have any record ; and a branch of which 
distinguished family resided hero. All that IIorsfiel<l says of 
this tomb is, " There are several tombs of Sussex marble, 
inlaid with brass, in Burton church, and numerous inscrip- 
tions, to the memory of individuals of the knightly family of 
Gorynge^ and under a niche with tjuuterfuiU, and plain 
escutcheons, is a small female figure recund>ent, and carved in 
Caen stone; but upon it no inscription remaius." 


There are in this church several interesting monumental 
The most ancient of these is that in the clmncel, to 
the memory of Sir John de Lewes; wlio was, tlie inscription 
tells us, rector of the parish, and the builder of tlie chancel. 
Of that inscription but little now remains. It was carried 
round the edge of a Sussex marble slab, which has, in the 
middle of it, a sunken cross, and is in Longobardic characters ; 
which, with the cross, were originally filled with brass. Most 
of the letters are obliterated; and as the copies preserved of 
it are, in some material points, manifestly incorrect, I shall 
not give it. It will be found in Vol. ix,, p. 214. The date 
of his incumbency is stated to have been 1292. 

In tbe same chancel is the interesting brass of Britellus 
ATcnel. At the points of intersection of the arms of a fine 
floriated cross, is an og^ed quaterfoil, enclosing the half figure 
of a priest in eucharistie vestments, the gi-ound being diapered ; 
at the points of the cross are triple leaves, and the stem is 
similarly adorned. Round the edge of the slab is a narrow 
rim of brass, ou which is the inscription, and at the auj^lesof 


■which are the symbols of the Evangelists. The following is a 
copy of the inscription: — 

" Uic jftcet D'mia Britellus ATenel, qnoiida' Rector Eod'es' de Buxatede, 
qui obiit in festo Stc Marie Magdalene, Anno Dai milcssimo ccc. Ameo." 

lie is supposed to have been rector in 1320. Boutell's 
reference to the wood-cut which he gives of it is 115. At 
the time the above inscription was copied for Horsfield's 
History of Sussex, the former part of the date remained. It 
is now, I believe, quite gone. (See Monuraenfal Brasses, 

In the chancel is another slab, inlaid with a brass plate, 
commemorating the burial of Christopher Savage, and his 
son Kobert, who for more than twenty-four years was rector 
of the parish. The following is a copy of the singular in- 
scription on this plate: — 

" Here Ijcth graven nnder thia Stoon, 
XHbre Savage both Flesh and Boon ; 
Robt him Sone was Fereone here 
More than sx and iiij long ycero ; 
Cryst, godjs Sone, borne of a Mayile, 
To Xffore, and Robt him Sone, forsaide, 
Xliat owt of this Worlde bun passed as fro, 
Gruout ihy niLTcie to ub also. Amen." 

These eight rugged and uncouth lines ai-e crowded on the 
plate into four. 

Ilobert Savage was probably rector of Buxted from 1511 
to 1530. 

In the north aisle was (and perhaps may be still, unless 
it has been removed during the late alterations) a slab, 
inlaid with a small half-figure in brass, of a priest holding a 
chalice. This is too much mutilated to shew to whose memory 
it is placed ; and near it is, or was, a slab shewing the matrix 
of another small brass figure. 

Sir William Burrell mentions that there was in his day 
two other brasses in this aisle, which arc now gone; but of 
which he has preserved the inscriptions. On one was — 

" Dominas Deonicins Slon ; qui oliit 17 die Decembris, 1485." 

And on the other — 

" Of your charj'le, prny for the eoule of Thomas Smith, of Buckcute^e, ia | 


tta Conntj of Sussex, Eaqiiyer, ftnd Anne his Wife. WIiii;li ThonuB 
deoeeeyeii ye zxnj da; of Uctoberln Anno Cm 1558. Wbose soule Jeea 

Of this brass a part is now at the Rectory. 

In the south aisle is a brass to the memory of one of the 
Wamett family, of Hempstead, in FramfieM, This is shewn 
by ft brass shield, with a stag salient upon it. The Warnett 
arms liave over all a fretty ; but here they are without the 
fretwork. To this inlaid slab doubtless belonged the following 
inscription : — 

" Orat« pro auimabas Jobannis WAmett, generosi, nDins Sociomm de 
ffnrniral'a Inn j qni obiit xvij die Octobris, A. D. 1486 ; et Jobannte 
oxorin eJQB ; quss obiit vijo die Jnnij, An: Com: 1496. Qaonim onimabus 
propitietor Ceus. Amen." 

As the brass plate on which this inscription is engraved no 
longer exists, I will here mention that a copy of it will be 
found in the Burrell Manuscripts. My reason for changing 
"benotes," as Mr. Hoare gives it, into "generosi," will be 
found in Vol. x., p. 209, n. 5. 

Id the same aisle is another slab having upon it the matrices 
of a man and woman, and of an inscription plate. This is 
supposed to have recorded the following deaths : — 

'JohiuinCB Attowell, et Isabella, Uxor ejus. ObitTunt, ille 12o diemensia 

Maij, An : Dom : 14S8; illu Qtiorum animabns propiliotur 

Sens. Amen." 

Two small figures in brass, the one of a priest and the other 
of a knight, are also at tlie Rectory ; having been found under 
Bonie rubbish, in the bay of the Rectory barn, with the missing 
portion of the brass of Thomas Smith. 

Bee e.A.C., Vol. ix., [ip. 214 to 216. 


In the south aisle of this Cathedral, upon a mural brass 
fixed against the wsill, are the figures of a man and woman 
ineeling. The man is habited as an alderman, and has the 
~^ies of six sons behind him ; and the woman the effigies of 
«3c"daughters beliind her. Beneath is the following inscrip- 

" Here under lyetbfi the Bodie 

, of Mr, William Bradbridge, wbo was 


thrice Mayor of this Cittic, and Alice his Wife ; who had vj sonneB, i 
liij daughters ; which William deoi-'asrd 1646, and this atone was finished 
at y" charge of j" Wora'll Mrs. Alice BanUiam Widow, one of the 
daughters of j* said William Bradbridgc, and Wife of j^ Wors'll Mr. 
Fruncia Bamliam, deceased, Shrive and Ald'mon of London in 1570. 
lyushed in Jutj, 1592. A. L. B." 

Among the articles treasured up in tbe Lady Chape!, now 
the Library, of the Cathedral, is an elegnnt piece of carved 
brass, found in pulling down an arch of the triforium. On 
it is represented a pair of bands clasping, a heart, with the 
letters i, 1). r. 

There were many other brasses in this Cathedral, as is 
shown by the slabs displaying matrices which still remain, 
but the brasses of which were destroyed during the siege of 
the city in 1643, by the soldiers under the command of Sir 
"William Waller, who used the Cathedral as a stable for their 
horses; and whose object it seems to have been to do in and 
about it all the wanton mischief they could. Few |cathedrals 
suffered more from Puritanical fanaticism than that of Chi- 

In the Cathedral Close, near tbe entrance of the cloisters 
from the cross, is a tombstone on which is affixed a, brass 
plate, with the figures of a man and woman upon it in a 
kneeling attitude, and in the di'ess of the times. Beneath is 
the following inscription: — 

" Near to thia jilace Ijeth interred the body of Thomas Farrington, 
Alderman, and Dorothee hie Wyfc; whose grandfatlier, Mr. Thomas 
Parrington, was three times Mmor of this Cilye; and the above eayd 
Thomas Farrington hath been fower times Maior of the same Cilje ; who 
changed tbys Ijfe in tlio hopes of a blessed resurrection, the 6 daye of 
June 1604, aged 81 years." 

The Farringtons were a highly respectable family of some 
note in Chichester. Thomas Farrington, who is here stated 
to have been three times Mayor of Chichester, died in 1578. 
His son, the above Thomas, who was four times Mayor of the 
same city, and to whose memory tbe monument here alluded 
to was erected, married Agnes, the daughter of John Dig- ' 
gens, also Mayor of Chichester, and representjitive of the city I 
in Parliament. He died as above stated in 1G54, at tbe 
advanced age of 81, leaving a son, who married Anne, J 
daughter of Thomas May, Esq., of Rawmere, and died l 



1(185. His son, Riclmrd, was created a Baronet December 
17th, 1697, and married the daughter of John Peachey, 
Esq., of Earthara. John, his sou, married Elizabeth, the 
daughter of Sir Thomas Miller, Bart., and died io 1711, 
without issue, in the lifetime of his father ; and as the only 
other two sons died in their infancy, the Baronetcy became 
extinct. Ilis widow gave the clock to the Market Cross in 
172-1, "as an hourly memento of her good-will to the city." 


None of the tombs in this church are very ancient. The 
oldest is a slab, inlaid with a brass plate, on which is the 
following inscription : — 

" Of yo' charity, pray for the souleB of John JeSeray, and Agnes his 
wjfe, the John decessiid xxviij. day of Juyn, the ycra of o"" Lord, 
M". T°. liij. ; on whose soul Jhn hayo mercy." 

This John Jefferay was the founder of the family of this 
name in Chiddingly. He and his wife are buried in the 
middle of the nave of the church. His wife, Agnes, was the 
only daughter and heiress of Richard Milward, of Hastings. 
The Milwards were an ancient Cinrjue Port family, the last 
of whom was the late Edward Milward, Esq., of Hastings. 

Beneath the pews on the north side of the chancel, a monu- 
mental slab, of large proportions, was found during the carry- 
ing out of some repairs which had lately become necessary. 
Upon it was a matrix of a brass, of two figures, with labels 
issuing from their mouths, and of an inscription plate below. 
One of the figures — apparently that of a female — is clearly 
to be traced ; but of the other, the outline is scarcely discern- 
ible, though the labels are strongly indented. At the upper 
corners of this slab are the further matrices of two escutcheons. 
The brasses are entirely gone. 

At its head was another slab, of much smaller dimensions, 
on which also the matrix of a brass was very discernible ; 
but the character of the memorial was not so easy to be deci- 
phered. It may, like the first, have represented two figures, 
with an inscription beneath ; or these may have been pen- 
dants from some representation of drapery. The present 
incHmbent of the parish thinks that these two slabs are the 

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missing tombs of William, the son of John and Agnes Je^ray j 
and of Thomas, the son of Willi;im Jeffeniy (see " Sussex 
Archaeological Collections," Vol. xiv., p. 219), which, having 
been despoiled of their brasses, were removed from the nave 
of the church, and probably from the vacant space between 
John and Agnesa JefFeray ; and of William, the son of Thomas 
Jeffvray. Or one of them may have marked the grave of 
Eicbard Jefferay, the brother of the Lord Chief Baron, who, 
as we learn from the murid monument on the left of the 
chancel arch, was interred in the chancel. 


This church appears to have been once rich in monumental 
brasses. On the flooring of the chancel is a large slab, on 
vrbich are inlaid figures in brass of John Shelley, Esq., and 
Elizabeth, his wife, which Elizabeth was the daughter and 
heir of John de Micbelgrove, in this parish; and, by her mar- 
riage, carried the estate into the Shelley ianiily. lie is repre- 
sented in armour, with a tabard of his arms, which are three 
shells, two and one. The lady's vest is covered with a robe, on 
which are represented the arms of Shelley on the dexter side 
and those of Be Miclielgrove, or Faulkner, on the sinister. 
From the mouth of each proceeds a label, on which is — 
" Ois Spiritus laiuiet d'um." 

Above the figures, and between the two shields, is a repre- 
sentation of the Trinity. God, the Father, is pourtrayed, sit- 
ting, and with the triple crown on his head ; God, the Son, is 
before him, hanging on the cross ; and God, the Holy Ghost, is 
represented by the dove, hovering with expanded wings over 
the head of the Blessed Lord. This slab is said to have been 
dug up some years ago, during the time the chancel was under 
reparation ; and to its being thus concealed, we are probably- 
indebted for its preservation. For bad it been visible, this 
representation of the Trinity would not have escaped the 
destructive zeal of the reformers. On the Inscription plate ta 
as follows : — 

" Orate pro aniroab?, Johis Shelley, Annigeri, et Elizabeth©, Uxoria 
ejus, filia:, et beredis JoliiH MiclielgrDve, de Micbelgrove, Annigcri; quM 
quidem EliEabethw obiil peuultimo die JuUj, a" rogni Regis Ueaiici riii. 


qmito; et anno Domini ll.ccccc. xiii. Et prediotns Johea ShoUeyobiit 
iij die Januarij, a" rogui Regis Hearici riii. xrijj., anno Domini M.cccco. 
ncesaimo sexto." 

For a woodcut of this beautiful brass, see "BouteH'a 
Monumental Brasses," 72, 130. 

On the north side of the chancel wall is, Hussey tells us, a 
recessed tomb with figures, but no name. This wiis erected 
to the memory of Judge Shelley and his wife, who was Alice^ 
the daughter of Henry Belknap, of Knelle, in Beckley. Sir 
William Shelley was the second son of the above John, and 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Behind him are their 
seven sons, and behind her their seven daughters. Sir Wil- 
liam is hal>ited as a judge, with hood and coif, which may be 
considered as an early, if not one of the earliest instances of 
this legal costume. From the mouths of the two figures 
proceed labels, the inscriptions on which are effaced. 

Against the south wall are the figures, in brass, of a man 
in armour, and his wife, both of them kneeling at a desk, and 
having their twelve children kneeling behind them ; — tbeir 
four sons behind the father, and their eight daughters behind 
their mother. The inscription upon it is — 

" Here under lietli buried tUe Body of John ShelJpy, Eaqre., nhioh 
deceased the xv. day of Ducomber, ia tLe yere of our Lord God a tboa- 
Mnd fire hundred and fifte; who married Mary, the daughter of Syr 
William FitzWilliam, E-uigbt, by whom she had issue four sons and 

eight daughtera." 

This John Shelley was the eldest son of the Judge. There 
are many shields of arms about the tomb. 

Another brass has the effigies of a man in armour, and his 
wife, in a kneeling attitude, and a son and daughter behind 
them, with this inscription : — ■ 

" Here lyeth tbu bodie of John Shellie, the Bccond Bon of John 
Shellic, of Michdgrove, who married Elinor, y" daughter of Syr Thomas 
LoTell, of Harliug, in Norfolk, Knight, and had a son and daughter." 

This son was the first baronet of the family. 
Some years ago a brass was dug up in the churchyard, on 
which was the following inscription : — 

" Hie jacet Tbomnsina Neiige ; quffi obiit octavo die Martij, anno d'ui 
UiUctjsimo. cevc.lriij ; Cujns onimu propicietur Duus. Amen." 



In the Church chest nre three loose brasses. Two are to" 
the memory of members of the Michelgrove family, and the 
third to the memory of the wife of John Caryll, who was a | 
daughter of Henry Belknap, and sister of the wife of Judge 
Shelley. Mr. John Caryll was of West Grinstead Park. The 
inscriptions on these three loose brasses are as follows: — 

1. " Hie jacet JolianneB Michelgrove, senior, armiger; qui obiit rices- I 
iimo die Augusti anno d'ni, Miles simo.eccc.lviij." 

2. "Hie jfioet Johannes Michelgrove, junior, annigor; qni obiit rioea- 
simo ilio Augusti, anno d'ni Millesimo.occc.lTiij ; cuj' a'i'e p'piciotar Deus. 

3. "Hicjacet bonaet virtuosaGriaeIdft,nup: Ux : Job'is Caryll, una 
filiar hen', belknap annigeri; couBangujnij, et nnius heredum Bad'i 
boteler, militis, d'i de Sudeley; que obiit xi. die Julij, a" d'ni m" ccco. 
Ixxjotriij ; cujus anime propicietur Dens. Amen." 


Attached to the wall, on the south side of the chancel of 
this Church, is an engraved brass plate, which was formerly 
on a slab of Sussex marble on the floor. On it is the'por- 
traiture of an ecclesiastic, in sacerdotal vestment, holding at 
his breast a chalice with the host, beneath which is the fol- 
lowing inscription : — 

" Of j' cLnritie, pray for the Soule of Mayster Bicd Idon, p'aon of 
Clayton and Pykeen (Pyecombe), which decesaed the vi. day of January, 
the jere of our Lord God M, y° xKiij ; on whose soule JLu hava mercy. 

Inserted in a grave-stone of Sussex marble, in the nave, is 
a brass, with the foUowing inscription: — 

" Pray for the soule of Thomas a Wood, which decessed the xij day of 
February, the yeare of our Lord M. 7°* viij ; on whose soide Jbu liare 

This Thomas a Wood was probably an ancestor of the 

Woods of Ockley. 


In the east window of this Church, just above the Com- 
munion Table, two brass figures were lying, Sir William 
BurreU tells us, in hia days, which have been taken frorasorae 



lab, once a part of the flooring of the church or chancel. One 
of tlicio is that of a man clothed in armour, with a two-hilted 
sword by his side, and with bis hands in a devotional atti- 
tude. His feet are resting on a greyliound conchant and 
collared. The other is that of a female in a close dress, and 
in the same praying posture. No part of the inscription 
plate remains, nor is there anything to shew who they were 
intended to represent. It might probably be some member of 
the De Combe family. 


Nelond's brass in the nave of this Church is, without excep- 
tion, the most beautiful of all our Susses monumental brasses. 
Upon a slab, 9 feet 10 inches in length, and 4 feet 8 inches 
in width, are the effigies of Thomas Nelond, Prior of St. 
i'ancras, Lewes, who died May 14tb, 1433. He is habited 
as a Cluniac monk, and is standing under a tabernacle of 
Gothic work, on the top of which, in the centre, is a figure of 
the Virgin and Child. The Virgin Mother has a coronet on 
her head. On the right, mounted on a pinnacle, is the 
figure of St. Pancras, the patron saint of his house, trampling 
on a warrior, with a drawn sword in his right hand, and a 
book in his left ; and on a similar elevation to the left is St. 
Thomas-Ji-Becket of Canterbury. He is clad in a mitre, and 
in his pontifical habit. His right hand is raised in a preach- 
ing attitude, and in bis left he holds a crosier, and over his 
head, in a scroll, are the words — " ^^s. Thos. Cant. ;" and 
over St. Pancras, on tlie dexter side, is an escutcheon, on 
which is a description of the Trinity, similar to that in 
AlfristoQ Church ; and on -the sinister is the matrix of an- 
other escutclieon, the brass of which is gone. Keloud's hands 
are clasped upon his breast, and from them, as a centre, issue 
three labels, on which is inscribed, in Monkish-Latin 
■verses: — 

1. "MattT Mncta Jim, me serves mortis ab eaa," 

2. " Mdlcr sani'tu Dei, due adloca mc requicL" 

3. " Sit eoucti TLouiiE, suscepta precatlo pro me." 


The height of the effigy is 5 feet 10 inches. The inscrip- 
tion is upon the nm of the slab, and as follows : — 

" Ilio torre ciimuhia Thome Nelond t«git ossa, 
Est et oi lumuloB preeens sub manoore fossa ; 
Virtutum Uonia bic olaruit et rationis, 
Exemplisqne bonU decas ansit religionis ; 
MunJo Martha fuit, aed Climto me nte Marin, 
In mundo viguit, sed erat eibi cella Sophia; 
In Maij mensiB qaarlo decimoqne kalendas 
Ad celi mt^ntia seJes migrant habcndas." 

The rest of the inscription is missing, the rim on the 
right Bide being torn aw«y. 


On a small brass plate, fixed in a pavement slab in the 
aisle of this Church, is the following inscription : — 

" Hie jacet 'Will' Blast ; qui obiit sxvii. die Febmar', Anno D'ni 
M.cccc.XKXviii: ; cnjuB anime propicietur Deua. Amen." 

"Whence arose this William Blast's connection with Crawley, 
I have been unable to discover. 


Some years ago a slab, inlaid with brass, was discovered in 
this Church under the flooring of a pew, where it had been 
for many years effectually concealed. On it is inscribed : — 

" Hie jacet GeraliloB Eorell, Sflcre Tlieologie P'feesor, Archediacoa' 
Cicefitren", et Reaidensiar' Ib'm, no Vicar" bujns Ecclesie ; qni obiit xt^'. ■ 
die Aprilis A'o D'ni M. y. viii. ; Cujoa a'i'e p'pieiutur Deiis. Amen." 

Dr. Gerald Borell, or Burrell, was the youngest son of Sir ] 
John Burrell, a Devonshire knight, from whom are descended I 
tlie Burrells of West Grinstead and Shipley. 

On the south side of the Communion Table, fixed to the | 
east wall, is a brass representing a man and woman kneeling I 
at a desk. Behind the man are three sons, and behind the J 
woman three daughters. The following inscription used to I 
he on a brass plate, fixed to a giave stone, hut is now lost: — 1 

" Of your Charity, pray for the souls of Uylicent Wyte and John J 


tyohfill here buryed, whioli deceased the tenth day of Nor'- A'o D'ni 
Oa whose souls J'hu have mercy." 


Wbile engaged in repairing this Churcli in 1806, the 
workmen found a brass plate under the pavement, which had 
been placed to the memory of a former vicar. T?he inscrip- 
tion upon it is — 

Hie jncet Magiater Johannes Hyng, Sacre Theologie Baccalanrius, 
qnondun Theaanrarins Ecclesie Cicestrio, et isttus Ecclcsie Proprietarins ; 

qui obiit dccimo die Mcnsis Januarii, Anno Domini Mileasimo.cccc.slv., 
Cujus animc propitietur Dens, Amon," 

This brass is now fixed to a piece of white marble, and 
placed near the Communion Table in the chancel of the 


Of the memorials of the dead in this Chiirch the most re- 
inarkabie, as might be expected to be the case, is that placed 
to the memory of its rebuilder. It is a brass representing him 
in armour; and forms, with its slab, a part of the flooring, 
immediately in front of the Communion Table, outside the 
Tails, The hands are in a devotional attitude, and at his 
feetis alion couchant. Previous to 1788 thehead was miss- 
mg, and the escutcheon of arms before 1776. They aresaid 
ohave been two — namely, on the right side of the figure fretty 
of BIX pieces for Echyngham, and on the left the same, im- 
paling on a bend three horse-shoes for Shoyswell. Abovethe 
m&dj on a semi-circnlar plate of brass, which is now attached 
to the wall over the altar tomb to be presently mentioned, 
*Was the following record of his having built the present 
ehurch : — 

Ista Will'm'fl fecit ista' Ecel'ia' de hoto reedificari in honoro Dei et 
Assu'pc'o'is Ucato Jlnrie et 8'c'i Pietri; qui qa'd'm Will'm's full filius 
""acobi de Echiugbam Militia," 


Theu follows at the foot, in four lines — 

" Di" terre fu fet et fonrme, 

Et en terre fu rBtonmo, 

William de Echingh'm estoio nome, 

Dieu de malme ciez pitee. 

Et TOUB qi par ici paasoa, 

Pur laline do nioy pur Diea priat ; 

Qi de Janucr le xviij jo' 

De C7 passai I'aa n're Seignour, 

Mill' trois cents quat' rintx sept 

Come Dieu volait ento'my noet." 

Hayley mentions that on taking up the slab to which the 
brass is fixed, it was found to be the lid of the stone coffin in 
which the deceased was interred. 

There are also interred in this Church some of the descen- 
dants of this pious and munificent person. On a stone, in the 
chancel, a little to the westward of the preceding memorial, is 
a large brass, representing two knights in armour, with a 
ladj between them under a triple canopy, their hands being 
in* an attitude of prayer. At the feet of each knight is a lion, 
and at the lady's feet a dog. Beneath is inscribed — 

" Hie jacent Will'inus EchingLatn, MilcB D'nus do Ecliingliam ; qui 
obiit K3t" die niensis Alarcij, Auno D'ni Miirmo.cccc"xij'' ; Kt D'na Jo- 
hanna, ConsorB sua, que obiit primo die menaie Septembrifi, Anno 
Domini, Mil'mo. cccc. quarto. 

" Et ThomaB Echingliam Miles, D'n'a eciam do Ecbyngbaoi, filiuB 
eoruro ; qui obiit x*" din Octobr', A" D'ni M^ccco^'xlviij" QV a'l'abus 
p'picietur Deaa. Amen," 

Of the nine escutcheons which this slab once displayed, one 
or two only now remain. The Sir William Echyngham here 
commemorated was son of the church re-builder. His wife 
was Joan, the daughter of John Arundel, Lord Maltravers. 
The son married — first Agnes Shoyeswell, and secondly 
Mfirgaret Knivet. 

On a dilapidated altar tomb, between the sedilia and the 
chancel door against the south wall of the Ciiurcli, there 
appears, Hayley says, to have been a portraiture inlaid in 
brass, and four brass escutcheons. Of these, tlie portraiture 
and three of the escutcheons are gone. On the brass plate, 
which still remains, is the following inscription; — 

" Hio jaci't DVs Tbomaa Ecbynghnm, miles, D'ui'a do Eclijghun ; 



x"'D'ni, Mil'mo. cccc.lxxsij ; Ciijas 

qni otnii xx° dia mensis Ji 
uiime p'picictur Deus. Ainea. 

This Thomas was the son of Thomas de Echyngham last 
mentioned. His wife was the daughter of Reginald West, 
Lord De La War ; he wiis probably the last male heir of the 
family. Of tlieir two daughters both appear to have been 
named Elizabeth. The younger Elizabeth married Sir 
Goddard Oxenbridge, and carried the Echingham estate into 
that family. Their brass is on the floor at the east end of 
the south aisle of the nave of this church. It is small, and 
represents two females kneeling face to face, their hands 
being raised, and clasped in prayer. Below the figuresare two 
inscriptions, which I shall give as I find them on the brass: — 

" Ui<3 jftcet EIiaal>etli Echingham i " Hie jacot Agnes OxenbriJge, 
filia p. gooita Tliomo et Margarito filia Roborti Oxenbridge; qno obiit 
Eohingliam ; que obiit tercio die iiij" die Angosti, Anno D'ni, M* 
Decembri8AimoD'iii,M''ceco''lij"" | cccc°lsxx°" 

" Quornm animabns p'picietur Deus. Amen." 

Agnes Oxenbridge's is the larger of the two. The Oxen- 
bridge pedigree in Vol. viii., p. 230, represents her as the 
eister of Sir Goddard. Mr. Slater, in his account of Eching- 
ham Church, considers her to have been his aunt. See 
Vol. ix., p. 355. 

Horsfield, in his account of the Brass Memorial of Thomas 
dn Echingham, who died iu 1482, states that " a drawing of 
this monument, with the figure of the Knight in brass, 
kneeling, and with his hands clasped and uplifted in prayer," 
U inserted in the visitation of 1G34, with the following note: 
" This monument is fallen down, but stood against the wall 
on the south side of the chancel, with the brass taken out, 
except the part above described." 


Near the font in this Church, on a slab lying north and 
80Uth, is a small brass effigy, with the hands uplifted and 
joined in prayer ; and beneath the figure, on a brass inscrip- 
tion plate, is as follows: — 

*' Hie jacet Wills Crjsford ; qui obiit sexto die Fobriiarij, Anuo D'ni 
"■xx"'; Cujus a'i'e p'picitjtur Dcqs. Aiuvu.'' 

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On a brass plate in this Church is the following curious, J 
and somewhat enigmatical inscription: — 

" Obiit Octobris Frenclic mense die nono, 
Gitb'tus AuDO M. septuagGssimo bono, 
Ter ceutum quarto miserere sui Jha toto." 

Gilbert de Frenche becume Rector of Findon iu 1354. 

In a lofty and capacious private chapel belonging to the 
noble family of Gage, situated on the north side of the chancel, 
lie the remains of many of the ancestors of the present 
Viscount, in the hope of a blessed resurrection. Of the 
sepulchral monuments here erected to their memory, the first 
I shall notice is a brass placed as a memento of Bartholomew 
Bolne, and Alionora, his wife, whose daughter Agnes married 
William Gage, the 12th of Edward IV. (1473). The in- 
scription upon it is — 

" Hie jacent Bartholoi 
qui obiimt Anno Domini 
Deus. Amen.' ' 

. Solue, armiger, et 
iI'ino.cccc.IxxTrj ; Quo 

Jionora, Uxor e 

' animabus p'picietur 

The Manor of Bolney was held in Edward the First's tima 
by this family, who assumed their name from it ; and they 
appear to have held it until some time during the reign of 
Queen Elizabeth, when it passed to the Pellatts. Their resi- 
dence was Bolney Place. 

At the east end of this Chapel is a beautiful altar tomb, 
erected to the memory of Sir John Gage and Philippa, hia 
wife, who was a daughter of Sir Richard GiiKleford, of Guide- 
ford (now called Guilford), near Rye. On it are tiieir re- 
cumbent 6gures in marble. Sir John is represented in armour 
as a Knight of the Garter, in his collar of SS, and George ; 
and his wife in the dress of the times. At Sir John's feet is a 
ram, the crest of the Gage family ; and at Lady Philippa' 
the crest of the Guldefords — namely, the trunk of a tn 
emitting flames of fire. Round the vei'ge of the tomb is Job 
six., verses 25 to 27 — " Scio quod Redcmptor mens vivit 
in novissimo die de terra surrecturus sum ; et rursum circam- 



dabo pelle mea ; et in carne mea videbo Deum ; quem visurug 
sum ego ipse ; et occiili raei conspecturi sunt ; et non alius. 
Reposlta est hajc spes mea in sinu meo." This tomb would 
seera to belonj; to the history from marble rather than to that 
from brass. But as the inscription, as well as the shield of 
arms, which is encircled by the garter, are on brass plates, I 
consider that it entitles me to give it. The inscription is at 
the east end of the tomb, in a small canopied recess, and is as 
follows : — 

"HIc iacet Joh'es Gage, preclari ordiois Garterij Miles ; quondam 
GonstabumriuB Turria LoDdini ; Cant! el la ri us Duontua Lancaalriic ; Do* 
mioicus Camerarius Hospicij Regiitn Uarite ; ct unus de Frivato conBilio 
einsdem Reginw; at Pinlippa, uxor ejus; qni obierunt Anno 1557 ; — 
QiiorDm animaboB propicititur Deua." 

This Sir John Gage, in the time of Henry VIIT., was 
ecjuidly celebrated as a soldier and a statesman. He died at 
Firle; and, at liis death, was 77 years of age. 

On an altar tomb of marble, standings under an arched 
recess in the north wall of tliis Chapel, are the effigies, in 
brass, of Sir Edward Gage, and Elizabeth, his wife, who was 
the daughter of John Parker, Esfire., of Ratton, in Willing- 
don. Sir Edward died December 27tb, 1568, and his wife 
in the same year. At the request of Sir Jobn Gage, his 
father, they were interred in the Sepulchral Chapel at Firle. 
Above the effigies are three brass plates of arms, and below a 
plate of the same metal, with this inscription upon it: — 

" Hie jacet Edwardus Gage, Miles, et Uxor ejus Elizabetha ; qui 
obierunt Anno D'ni 15C9 ; quorum auimabus propiciutur JJeus." 

His son John Gage died in 1595, and was buried in the 
same chapct at Firle, under an alabaster altar tomb, similar 
to that under which his father is interred. On the top are 
the effigies, in brass, of himself, clad in armour, and of his 
two wives, who lie one on each side of him, attired in the 
dress of the period in which they lived ; and below them is 
the same quotation from the Book of Job as is carried round 
the Terge of Sir John's tomb, while ove^ them is an inacrip- 
tion in Roman capitals, as follows: — 


Qumo. QuoBUM 


QUIK0ESTES31U0, fonxasa- 



Against the wall, within the recess, are three brass eacnt- 
cheons, displaying the arms of his own family, and those of 
the families of his two wives. 

Thomas Gage, Sir Edward's third son, was also liuried 
here, as appears from an epitaph on a brass inscription plate 
which was formerly on his tomb, hut is now in tlie church 
chest. On it are the effigies of a gentleman in armour, with 
his wife by his aide, and of a son and two daughters, who died 
in their infancy. All are in a praying attitude, and beloW 
them is this memorial : — 

" Hie jac^nt Thomas Qage, Armiger, et Uxor ejus Klizabetlia ; qui 
obierant Anaa Domiui Milesimo, quingeateEimo, nonagusiiuo; et qui 
habuemnt nnum liliiim, et duoa filias ; Quorum animaliuB propicietnr 

Of the noble family of Gage nothing more need be said 
than that their deeds, both military and civil, are most favour- 
ably recorded in the annals of the different periods in which 
they lived. TLey have served their country at home and 
abroad "truly, faithfully, and painMly." 

The present Viscount is one of the vice-presidents of our 

In the same church chest is another brass, with the follow' 
ing inscription : — 

"Here lieth tlie body of Mary Hownrd, dangbter of Willinm, Lord' 

Evie, wbo died nt Firle the 28th day of Jamiarie, Anno D'lii 1638,aged 
S6 years, after she had been married 18 years to Sir William HoiranL 
eldest Bon of Sir Philip Howard, sou and beir of the Lord William. 
Howard, youiigt-st sonne to the Duke of Norfolk," 

The figure and inscription are on different plates. 

On a brass under the gallery of this church is an inscrip- 
tion to the memory of Alice, the wife of Thomas Levet, Vicar 
of the parish, who died in 1676. 


On an altar-tomb in the south transept of this Church is a 
very fine brass, which, though it is without date or inscri;^ 
tion, is shewn by its heraldic accompaniments to bare beoq 
placed to the memory of Sir Walter Dalyngrugge and his wifei 
Its date is (lulte at the end of the 14th, or the heginniug ol 


the 15th century. Sir Walter, as Lord of the Manor of 
Sheffield, must have resided at Sheffield Place. Mr. Lower 
supposes Sir Walter to be descended from the senior branch 
of the Dalingridge family. At present they are difficult to 
trace, there being no good genealogical table of them. For 
Mr. Lower's reasons for considering this to be the tomb of Sir 
Hoger, who was sheriff of Sussex in the 46th of Edward IIL, 
and not Sir Walter Dalyngrugge ; and for some difference of 
opinion as to its date, see Vol. ix., p. 286, n, 10. 

A copy of Boutell's engraving of this brass is given in Vol. 
ii., p. 309. 

On the iloor of the north aisle is a small, but very perfect 
brass, consisting of a slab with an inlaid pair of gloves, 
beneath which is the following inscription:— 

" Hie jacet Petrua Dovot, glover ; Cujus a'i'e p'piciotur Deas. 

To this brass the Oxford Manuel of Brasses assigns the 
date of abont 1450 ; Manning's Catalogue, 1480. 

Beyond the information here given of the deceased, nothing 
is known of his history. He was probably a successful glover, 
resident at Fletching. His name aud his trade would seem to 
imply that he was of French exti'action. 


Affixed to the south wall of the Gage or Bentley chancel of 
this Church is a large brass, with the figures of a man and a 
woman, and of their six children upon it, kneeling before an 
altar. Below is the following inscription : — 

" Here lyoth the body of Edward Gage, Eeq", and Margaret, his 
wife (daughter of Sir John Shelley, of MichelgroTo), who had threesons 
and seven daughters, and died Anno D'ni lf)95. 

" Domine, Becuudnm actum mcuiQ noli mc jtidicari ; nihil enim dignum 
in conspectn tuo eg! : Ideo deprecor waiestateni tuam, at tu Dens deleas 
iniquitatum meant." 


On a slab in this Church are two small figures in brass, 
having at their feet the following inscription : — 

"Off jci'cLarit«', p'y for the soulles of Thomas Selwyii, and Margery, 


, day of October A." D'nL 

The Selwyns resided at Friston place. 

A table tomb of Petworth marble, standing in the centre 
of the chancel of this Church, has, inlaid on its top slab, two 
figures in brass — the one male and the other female — but no 
inscription plate. It was, doubtless, erected to the memory 
of one of the Coke, or Cooke family, who resided at Field 
Place, and were the great landowners of the neighbourhood, 

On another tomb are two inlaid figures of brass — male and 
female. The man is attired in a loose gown, furred ; and tho 
woman, in the costume of the period in which they lived. 
The following inscription shews that the deceased, to whom 
the tomb was erected, were members of the same Cooke 
family ; — 

" Of your charitie, pray for the Boulee of John Coke and Emma, Hs 
wife; on whose soulcs J'su hare m'cy." 

The Cookes were resident in this parish as early as tho 
reign of Henry VII. Other branches of the family resided 
at Rustington, Ileene, and Westburton. John Coke, of 
Goring, was sheriff of the county in 1494. In default of 
heirs male, the estate passed by marriage to the family of 
Monk, and from the Monks to the Westbrokes and Richard- 
sons. There are other monuments in the Church to the 
memory of other members of this family, but none that are 

" Here lyeth bnried Daniel Halee, gent, who most chriatianly departed 
this lyfo the 12"" daje of May, ICOO." 

The arms deplayed on this slab are — a chevron between 
three lions rampant. The impalement is gone. 

Of "Daniel Hales, gent," nothing is known. He is sup^J 
posed to have been a family connection of the Cokes. 


In the wall of the north aisle, over a raised monument oq 
Sussex marble, is a brass, on which are the effigies of a femaJ 



and two men. From the inscription, we learn that it is the 
tomb of Katherine, daughter of Lord Scales, who first 
married Sir ThomRs Grey, and, after his death, Richard 
Lewknor, of Brambletye. She was one of tlie ladies in wait- 
ing to the Queens of Edward IV. and Henry VII., and died 
in 1505. With her second husband she " founded, indued, 
and inomcd this present Church to the lawde and honor of 
God^ with divers ornanientis, and an Almesbouse for three 
parsons" (persons). 

The Church thus " indued and inorned " must have been 
the old church of the parish. The present church was built 
towards the close of the last century. 


In the Chapel of St. Mary, at the south-east corner of this 
Church, which is usually called " the Manorial Burying Place" 
— the chapel, that is, belonging to the lords of the manor, some 
of whom are here interred— are two very interesting monu- 
mental brasses. One is of a lady with her hands uplifted in 
prayer ; she is clad in a close vest, over which is a mnntio 
held together by a cord. Her head-dress is of the winged 
fashion of the 15th century, with h veil hanging loosely over 
her shoulders. At her feet is a small dog, with a collar and 
bells. The inscription is almost entirely gone, a small part 
at the bottom only remaining. From Sir William Burrell's 
manuscripts, however, we learn what it originally was, 
namely — 

" Hie jacet Philippa, ijoondam Cxor Johannii Uahlinm, AmiiKeri; 
et una filiarutu et bcredis, DaviUJe Straiiolge, uu|)cr coiuHia ^o Alllioll ; 
que obiit primodie Novembm Anno D'ni Mil'mo ixc'''lx»ix»"- Ouj' ft'i'o 
propiciotur Dcus." 

The other brass, which is placed on a low altar tomb, con- 
sists of two figures, under a Gothic canopy. The monument 
is to the memory of Sir Hugh Halsham, who, by his will, 
dated February 7th, 1441, directed his body to be buried in 
the Chapel of St. Mary of this Church. He is represented 
in armour, with a sword on one side of him, and a dagger on 
the other, and with his feet restinjj against a litu. The 
female is in the dress of the times, fietweeu ihem is a ehield 



of arms, displaying Ilalsliam, quartering Strabolge, impi 
a bend engrailed. As tlie enamel is worn off tbe first quarter 
the impalements are rather obscnre. At the upper end of th 
monument were three armorial banners, of which the centr 
one remains, bearing the coat of Halshani, impaling Strabolgy 
The inscription of this, too, is almost gone, a small portion o 
the date only now remainiug. From the same manuscripts o 
Sir William Burrell, we lenrn that the inscription, when per 
feet, with the exception of tbe lady's death, was as follows :— 

"Hie j'ftcet Hugo HBishnin, Miles; rjniobiit altitno die ti 
ttrij, Anno D'ni Mil'mo. ceco.xsxsj. Et DominB Jocobb, U 
obiit . . . ■ . die mensis Aagusti, Anno D'ui Mil' 
Quor' animab' p'pi'et' Deus." 

For an account of these brasses, see " Boutell's ftlonu 
mental Brasses," 86, 92, 131, 1.54. 

On a brass plate in the Ward chancel is the following in.' 
scription : — 

" Orate p' a'i'nbz Robert! Rarencroft et Joi'ne ei' Uxor"; qui qnide 
Robertas sf. die Septembrie, et lyna Johanna xxviii. die Angnsli Ai 
D'ui m, y' xiij. obierunl ; qnor' a'i'abaR p'p'ct" De'." 

The figures on this slal), which were very small, and pos- 
sibly half-lengths only, are gone. 


On the flooring of this Church are slabs shewing that thei 
were formerly inlaid with brasses, but the brasses of which 
no longer in existence. 


There are two brasses on the pavement of tbe nave of thi 
Church. Upon one are the effigies of a man in a devotiona 
attitude, having a mantle over his shoulders, open in tb 
front. By the side of him, to the left, is the diniinutiv 
figure of ft female, also in a devotional attitude ; and on hi 
right has been the same, but the brass of this is missing. Tb 
figures are very simihir to those on thcWybarne shibat Tio( 
liursc. The inscription below the figures ia as follows: — 

" Here under Ijeth boi-jed iLo Ijodies of Jolm Barley, lato of I 



fmne and port of Hastings, Mercer ; nnd of Tliomns Barley, Lis Bonne, 
Mid Alice, hia daughter, by Mary, his wifo, daughter of Robert Harleyj 
which John died the last dnye of Marcho, ICOl, being of the age of 49 
yaircs: and the same Thomas died the 1" daye of Aprill, 1600, being 
19 yeores of age ; and the aaide Alyoe died tiie lo'" daye of June, 1592, 
bein^ of the age of 7 jearea. To whom God grant a joyful Besurrec- 

On the other brass is the figure of a jurat of Hastings in 
his official gown. He, too, is in the attitude of prayer. 
Besides this, the slab shews that there were once upon it the 
effigies of a woman and child, which no longer remain. The 
inscription npon it is — 

" Here lyeti the Body of Thomas Wekes, ktc Jnrct of Hastings, and 
Margery, his wyfe ; which Thomas dyed the s. diiye of November, in the 
yere of our Lord God 1563. They had issue of hyr body on daughter 
named Elizabeth." 

In the cross aisle is a brass with the following inscrip- 
tion : — 

" Here lyeth buried the body of Thomas Pierse, Esquire, who lived 
here l&xiiij. yeares, and deceased the xiij. daye of June, in the yeare of 

our Lord God 1606." 


A plate in this Church bears the following inscription to 
the memory of the Hero of Gibraltar: — 

" TLe Right nnnorabTe Oeorge AugiutUB Elliott, Lord HeatliQeld, Baron of 
Gibraltar, Kniphl of the Bath, Qenernl of bis MBJeKlj''B Forces, Oovomor of 
Gibraltar, and tkilonpl of Ibo Ifi"" Kegiroeut of Light DraRooQa, died at A\x la 
CljBpelle July (1"> 17!"*, naod 72 yeare. This plate was part of a SpanUb gun bo- 
longing to tbe floBting buttery destroyed beforo Bibrallar bf the deceased Sept' 13>ta 

Near the pulpit a stone was found many years ago, having 
a brass to the memory of a lady of the Fiennes family. 


In the chancel of the Lay Impropriator of this parish is a 
raised altar-tomb bearing tbe effigy, in brass, of a man in a 
fiirred gown, and tlie following inscription; — 

" Hero Ijyth Thomas Bysebopp, late of this Towno, Eaqnyre, who dyed 
the 6"" of January An' D'ni M.ccccclij.; on whose Soul God have 

X 2 


Upon it are the Bysshopp arms. 

This Thomas Bysaliopp is described as " Attornatus jas 
Regni " to Robert Sherburne, Bisliop of Chichester. His wife 
was Elizabeth, a daughter of Sir Edward Belknap, Privy 
Counsellor to King Henry VII., and relict of William Scott. 
His son, Sir Thomas Bysshopp, Knight, purchased Parhani of 
Sir Thomas Palmer, Knight, in 1597, and was created a 
baronet in 1620. He wns buried at Parhani. Henry, the 
third son of Sir Thomas, was buried in nenfield in 1691, at 
the advanced age of 80. 

In the chancel is a slab inlaid with brass, and bearing the 
effigy of a woman and a boy. Upon it is the following in- 
scription ; — 

" M"* Ann KflQwellmershe, a vertuons and worthy Matron of pietie, 
who died in the GS"' jcm of her age 1G33. 

" ' Ghe lived and died a vertuouH matroD, 
That nith full lamp, iikc Virgin wise, 
Was still prepared for this surprise, 
And now departed hence to dn>cU, 
Unto a place where joys excell." 

" Meneleb Raynsford, her grandchild, the son of her daughter ^Uaiy, 
departed hence on the 21" of May, 1627, in the 9'" year of bis age. 

'"Great Jove bssloat his Gtmrmede, I kaoir, 
Which mode htm aeek RDoUier here bolow ; 
And, finding none, not one like onto Ihia, 
Hath ta'en him hence into Eternal Bliss, 
Cease then for thy dear Meneleb to weep, 
God's darling was too good for thee to keep ; 
But rather joy in this great favour giv'a. 
A Child on Earth is made a Saiul in Heav'a.' ' 


A brass plate, inlaid upon a slab on the flooring of this 
Church, gives the date of the burial of one of the Infield 
family of Gravetye in this parish, as in the year 1636. 


In the nave of this Church are two flooring slabs, from 
which the brasses have been removed. One, judging from the 
fihape of the groove made to receive the metal, must have been 
a cross. On the inscription plate of one of these is — 

" Of your Charitie, pray for the Scales of Richard Hollyer, antl Mar- 


gnret and Alas, his wives. Tho said Richard deceased the xivi. dayo of 
Juntiar;, 1539." 

Ou that of the other is — 

" Tiiomas Acronch, yeoman, and Elizabeth, his irife. He died the 
zxriii. daj of DeceTubcr, 1576 ; she the x, day of duly, 1569. Sancta 
Margarita ora pro nobis," 

I do not find the name!! of Hollyer, or Acrouch, mentioned 
among the ancient hindownera of the parish. Hollyer, I have 
no doubt, was aa ecclesiastic, and probubly a vicar of the 



At the west end of this Church are the effijjies of n man in a 
furred gown, and of a woman in tlie customary dress of the 
period. On the inscription plate is as follows: — 

" Hera lyeth Richard Foys, and Elizabeth his wife ; which Richard 
deceased the xxij. day of April,' iu the yere M.DC.xiiJ. O' their soulles 
ili'u have mercy." 

There are also the remains of the brass figure of an eccle- 
siastic in the chancel. The date of this is supposed to be 
about 1430. See Monumental Brasses, 98, 

The large altar tomb of Sussex marble, geaerally supposed 
to be that of Thomas Lord Hoo, who died in 1455, appears 
to have had an inscription on a brass plate, as well as brass 
escutcheons upon it. But these are now quite gone, 


In the chancel of this Church is, or was—for the church 
has lately undergone considerable alterations and improve- 
ments — an ancient grave stone, having a brass cross, fleurie, 
with three grices upon it. The inscription, which was round 
the edges of the slab, is not legible. 


On the flooring of this Church is a slab of Sussex marble, 
inlaid in the usual manner with brass ; the inscription of 
which is as follows: — 

" Hie jacet Thomas Cbeyue, Arm : qni obiit xiij. die Augaoti, Anno 
D^tu Mil'mo.ccc<i.lxj[XTJ. ; et Aaa», Uxor ejus. Quorum a'i'abua p'picietor 
DeUB, Amen." 


The connection of this Thomas Cheyne with Houghton I 
have been unable to discover. He was probably a landowner 
resident there. 


The two most attractive monuments in this Church are the 
canopied altar-tomb on the north side of tlie chancel, erected 
in 1534 to the memory of Thomas, Lord Dacre, and Thomas, 
his son ; and the noble brass, also in tlie chancel, to the 
memory of Sir William Ficnes, who died in 1405. This tomb 
consists of a monumental slab, adorned with his portraiture, 
in brass. The elligy of the Knight, which is represented in 
a complete suit of armour, with his feet resting on a lion, 
stands under a richly crocketted ogi^e canopy, crowned with a 
finial, springing from slender buttresses, terminating in pin- 
nacles. Four coats of arms adorned the slab, but they have 
been removed. The inscription, when perfect, was as 
follows :— 

" William Ffienles Chevuler qy morust lo xTiii. jour de Janeyer I'an 
del Inearacon n'ro [Seigneur] J'heu Crjst raocccv gistjey [Diun de m 
Alrae eyt raorcie] qy pur sa Alme devoBtoment Pater uoater et Ave 
priera vj" jonre de pardoa en auera." 

The parts between brackets are gone. 

Of the family of Fiennes, which for many generations was 
one of the most considerable, not of Sussex only, but in the 
south of England, a full account will be found in Volume iii., 
p. 125 to 203. 

Boutell's reference to this brass is " Monumental Brasses 


In the aisle of this Church is a slab with a brass plate 
upon it, and the following inscription: — 

" ^dibuB his moriens Campanum sponto dediati Laudes Pulsandn soul 
Theobaldte tuw. 

Bs savB B bell freely to grace tlio new Sleeplo, 

ling ODt bis praiK, tbon, yo bell-UiTiug people.' 

ObJit 10 Mardi, Amio Dom'i 1641." 



On the floor of the chancel of Iden Church is a slab, in 
which a brass figure has twen iuhiid, but which together with 
the inscription plate, has been removed, aud is now in the 
vestry. The costume of the figure shews that it is intended 
to represent an ecclesiastic. The inscription upon the plate 

" Hie jacet d'ns Wallns Seller, quondam Hector istius EceVie ; qui 
obiit x° die mensis marcij, anno d'ni Mil'mo ccccxxTiij. Cujas a'i'e pro- 
pidctor Deus. Amcu." 


In the Mortuary Chapel, on the south side of this Church, 
are the following brasses to the memory of members of the 
Sliurley family, of Isfield Place, to which this chapel 13 
attached. Ou a mural monument at the south side of this 
chapel, which has been inlaid with brass, but the figure of 
■which is gone, is the following inscription: — 

" Hero under lyeth tLe body of M'- John Sburley, Esquier, Bumtima 
Cliofe Gierke of the Kichcn to o' Sov'rju Lord Kjng Heary VII. ; and 
Cofferer to o' Sov'ryn Lord Kjng Henry VIIL ; wliioh John decesaedy' 
iij. day of August A" mvxxvij." 

In the south-eastern corner of the same chapel is a very 
similar monument, containing the effigies of a man in armour, 
his wife, and children ; and below, on a brass plate, is the 
following inscription; — 

" Here lyeth Edward Shurluy, Esciuicr, the sonne of John Shnrley, of 
the Manor of Isfylde, Eai|uier, aud Cofferer to Kjng Henry the Eighth ; 
and Johaiinc his wyffe, daughter to Johu Fcnner, Eaqnier; nhich Edward 
depuii'd this mortal lyfe the xyj. dayc of Maruhe, Anno mccvcclriij. ; and 
Johanue, his wife, departed the ... . daye of ... . Anno 

D'ni ; whoso soul Oo<l pardon ; and between them Qod 

Bent them evhte thru sonnea aud on daughlgr." 

On the east side of the same chapel, under the figures of a 
man in armour, and his wife, both in a devotional attitude, is 
the following inscription on a plate of brass: — 

"Here lyeth buried the body of Thomas Bhurley, of lafield, in the 
Cmmtii" of SuBsex, Esq" eldest son of Edward Bhiirley, of IsfiHd afore- 
said, G&q**; and tJie body of Anne, his wif«, the daugbter of Sir 


Nicholas Pelham, of Laughton, in the Conntie aforeeaide, Knight, bj I 
Anne his Wife, Sister unto Sir Hichard Sackville, Knight ; the vhich I 
Anne, wife unto tho saide Thomas Shurley, departed this laortall life at I 
the Manor house of Isfield, the eixth days of April, in the year of our I 
Lord 1571 ; and the aforesaide Thomas ShuHey departed this mortal life ] 
at the town of Leiree, in the Countie aforesaide, upon the xviij. day of I 
Jannarye, in the year of our Lorde 1572, and in the sxi. year of the [ 
reigne of our Soveraigne Ladie, Queen Elizabeth." 


Of the many slabs on the pavement of the chancel of this i 
Church, the three following only belong to the subject of my J 
present paper: — 

" Here lyeth Tliomas Markwycke, of Wannocke, mho was buried the 
iz. day of March 16 . ." 

This inscription is on a brass within the Communion rails. 
On a second brass is — 

" Here also lyeth buried the body of William Marwyke, yonngest 
eon of William Markirykc, of Waonock, gent, who departed this life tha 
20"^ day of April, 1G99, in the 39'" year of his age." 

And on a third brass is the following : — 

" Elizabeth, the Wife of John Markwick, of Wannock, ivas boned tbv 
g-* of April, 1608." 


On the floor of this Church are slabs of Sussex marble, 
ornamented with sacerdotal crosses. Around one of them is 
the following inscription, in Longobardic characters : — 
" Priez qi pasBez par iei. Pur Talme Luci de Mildebi." 

On another brass is an inscription to the memory of 
Thomas Matthewe, of Chichester. It is asfollows: — 

" Hio jacet Thoinns Matthewe, Catbcd : Ecclesio Ciccstr' niiper 
CanonicuB, quondam Rector Cujus Eeclesie, et Cnpellnuns prepotenti Dno 
Dno Wilhelrao Comiti Amndel, ct Johannc consortie sue ; qui quidem 
obiit siij. die Julij, Anno Dom : Mil : cccc.btiij. ; cuj' anime propitietnr 

DeUB, Amen." 

LEWES (sT. Michael's) ditto. 
In the central aisle of St. Midiael's Church in this tona 


arc two monumental brasses — one for John Bradford, formerly 
rector of one of the parishes of which Lewes once consisted — 
probaUy this; and the other for a member of the De 
Warenue family. 

Horsfield gives an interesting account of the opening of 
these graves in the year 1828, which will be found in Volume 
i., p. 210, of his " History of Sussex." 


On a brass, in situ here, is the following inscription : — 

" Praye for the Soulo of Rioliard Challencr, the which deceesed the v. 
day of April], tho yere of our Lord God a thousand and cccc. ; and on 
irhoae Boule J'su have mercy. Amen." 

There is also a slab in this Church, on which are the 
matrices of a man and woman, and seven children, the brasses 
of which are gone. This was placed to the memory of an- 
other member of the same family, whose residence was 
Challeners, in this parish. 


On a Inrge table tomb of Sussex marble, with four escut- 
cheons, in brass, one at each corner, are the two inscriptions 
following :— 

" Ileore Ijeth ThomaB Bowyer, Citizen and Grocer of London, irhich 
dyed the siij. day of Kept' 1638 ; and Johan bia wife, which dyed the 
third day of Angnst, An" 1579. Bk-ESed are they that dye in the Lorde, 
whose tlcEbe hath cesscd to eynnc, and reeteth in hope tbroagh Cbriatto 
rieo to cTcrlaating lyfe." 

Robertus Cassey, ex filia nepoa scripsit — 1580: 

*' Heare Ijetb the Body of George Caesey, some time Citizen and 

Qrocer of London, who deccBed the xx. day of Augaat, Anno Domini 


On the panels of Thomas Bowyer'a tomb are many Latin 

There are also in this Church several curious monuments, 
erected to the memory of some of the Bowyer family, one of 
which has nn elegant and classical Latin inscription upon it on 
a brass plate, to the memory of Thomas Bowyer, son of the 
above Thomas. 

xsui. T 


The Bowyers resided at Laythorne, in this parish. The 
house was relmiit by Sir Thomas Bowyer. There is a draw- 
ing of it by Grimm, as it appeared in 1771, in tiie Burrell 
Collection in the British Museum, of which Dallaway has 
given an engraving. 


On a brass plate on the south wall is as follows : — 

" Anne Davghtor of Ji^hn Bowyef 1 
Elizabeth Gierke died Worember ) 


On an inlaid slab on the flooring of this Church is the 
representation, in brass, of a priest in bis canonicals, with the 
following inscription : — 

" yon, in chnritie pray for the Soulo of Syr Eobert Benford, some- 
time Farion of this Cburcbe of NorthiaiQ ; the nbich decesscd the xxriij. 
day of April!, in the year of our Lord 1518 ; on whose Soule Jehu bard 
mercy. Amen." 

On another brass, which has been torn from a grave stone 
in this Church, and tliehistory of which would have been entirely 
lost if Sir William Burrell bad not given an account of it in 
his manuscripts in the British Museum, is as follows : — 

*' Hie jncet NicholauB Tufton, Anniger ; qni obiit penultimo die De- 
cembris, Anno D'ni mil'mo t^uiacentesimo yiccsimo octaroj cuj'e k'i'a 
p'picietur Dcus. Amen." 

The Tuftons, who afterwards became Earls of Thanet, 
possessed the Manor of Korthiam and the patronage of the 
living, and resided at Northiani Place. 

On brasses on grave stones in the south aisle are inscrip- 
tions to the memory of Kichard Sharp, gent, who died in 1503, 
and John Sharp, who died in 1583; and in the churchyard, 
to the memory of John Holmnn, Esqre, who died in 1637; 
Richard Seamcr, A.M., who died in 1699; and Thomas 
Frewen, Esc|re., who died in 1676-7, 


A slab of Sussex marble, which had once had a brass ia- 



serted in it, was discovered about fifteen years ago in Nat- 
hurst Church. The size of the slab is 5 feet in length, by 3 
feet in width. It appears to have had a figure upon it — as 
the matrices of a chalice and paten remain — indicating the 
person to whose memory it wn.3 placed to have been aa 
ecclesiastic. The brass effigy is gone, but the inscriptioa 
plate is perfect, and has upon it the following inscription ; — 

" Hie jaeet Tbom's ffrenshe, quo'dam Rector isti' EccVie ; qui obiit x. 
die menaie Septembris Anno l>'oi Mil'jmo occc.lxxxTJ. Cujaa &nuae 
propicietur Seas. Amen," 

See S. A. C, Volume is,, p. 370, n. 14. 


On the pavement of the nave of this Church are two slabs, 
on one of which are the effigies of a man and his wife, in 
brass, but of tliis the arms and inscription plate are gone ; 
and on the other, the brass figures are gone, but a small 
portion of the inscription plate remains round the edge of the 
slab, but not enough to enable us to obtain the names of the 
parties intended to be commemorated by it. The inscription 
■was in black letter. They are supposed to have been placed 
to the memory of members of the Ilawley family, who resided 
at Ore Place, and some of whom are known to have been 
buried here. 


Brasses in this Church commemorate the death of two in- 
dividuals of the Stapley family, both females. The inscrip- 
tion of one is — 

" Here Ijoth buried the body of Ann Stapley, daughter of Anthony 

Slajiky of Patchain, Esq" ; who died Anno 1G43." 

And on the other — 

" Here Ijoth liuryed the Body of Ann Stapley, of Patching, and slater 
unto the Itight Honorable Oeorge Lord Goring, who deceased upoa the 
9" day of November, 1637." 

The first of these two, Ann Stapley, must have been sister 
of Anthonye Stapley, the Regicide, and the second his wife, 
who was the daughter of George Goring, Esqre., of Danny, 
and sister of George Lord Goring. 

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'be inscription on the plate is in the Flemish language, and 
I been thus read : — 
" Hier ia begrave Cornelis Zoctmanus bidtvoer do Eicle." 

That is — ** Here is interred Cornelius Zoctman. Pray for 

tl." A similar formula is frequently to be met with on 

at Bruges, and other Belgian towns. Its date is of the 

fnth century. 

There is also a Flemish slab in the Church of AH Saints, 

Hastings. The most curious part of this Hastings slab is 

lat it is not common Sussex marble, but a hard blueish-grey 

itone of the marble kind, which constitutes the carboniferous 

imestone of the hllls^ear Liege, and the banks of the Meuse. 

'bis evidence of the importation of stone from Flanders had 

lot been before noticed, until Mr. Nesbit brought it under 

notice of the members of the Arcbaological Institute at 

Itheir meeting at Chichester in 1853. 


On the flooring of the chancel is a half-length portraiture, 
A brass, of Walter Davey, for some time vicar of the parish. 
Be is clad in the ecclesiastical costume of the day. His hands 
ire in a devotional attitude, and the upper part of his head 
s shaven. Beneath the bust is the inscription following : — 

" Hie jacot D'nns Wolterus Davy, q'ndam Vicar' eccl'e de Poljng. 
Duj* a'i'c p'picief Deus." 

Of the period of his incumbency no date is given, but it 
lUSt have been about the close of the fifteenth century. 


In this Church is a slab, with a floriated cross upon it, and 
a shield of arms just below the upper part. Around the 
Blab, at Its edge, is the following inscription, in Longobaxdic 
characters : — 

Ibsi gist, Damette dc Btsaet de La Bor .... Asace . . , 
labenor .... Der do ea almc de eaait pitee." 

Which translated is — " Here lies Dametta de Bissel of the 


May God have pity on her soul." The 

matrices of the missing parts are almost as legiMe as those 
that remain. For an engi-aving of this slab, see Volume xv., 
p. 38. 

There is also on the floor a large stone, shewing the in- 
dentations of two recumbent figures. Under this was pro- 
bably buried the Founder and Foundress of the Church. The 
brass is entirely gone. 


Some years ago a brass inscription plate was discovered 
here, having evidently been taken from a slab in the Church, 
On it were the three memorials followiM; ; — 

"Here lyeth buried Jijchard Scrnsce, late of Hangleton, gentleman 
wtich dieil in y" jeari^ of onr Lordo God one, 149!!." 

" Hero lyeth bnried Rycharrl Scrasce, of Bletchington, gentlemaT 
which died in y" years of our Lorde God one, 1519." 

" Here lyeth buried Edward Scraace, of blot-cbiiigton, gentleman, vrha 
died in y" yeare of our Lorde, 1579." 

There is an error in the date of the death of this Edward 
Scrasce. He is known to have died in 1578, and in that year 
hia will was proved. 

The above were father, son, and grandson. BIntchington 
Church being at this time in ruins, doubtless occasioned the 
family to select Preston as their burying place. The plate ia 
still in the possession of one of the Scrasce family. (See 
Volume viii., p. 3.) 


There are three monumental brasses in this Church. The 
first is a slab inlaid with two figures, dressed in the costuma 
of the period in which they lived, and having their hands ia 
a prayerful attitude. Above them were two shields of arms, 
of which that over the male figure is gone ; and" though that 
over the female remains, it is too much worn to be satis-^ 
factorily made out. The inscription below is also imperfect. 
"We are, however, enabled to complete it from other sources. 
It was, then, as follows: — 

" Hie jacet Edmundna Mills, gentilman, qoi cbiit in vigilut Appl'or' 


et Jodi A' D'ni M.cccc.Iij. ; ot MntiUe Uxor' 

die M.ccce. 

■i'obas p'pidetur De'. 

On another slab is the following inscriptioo to the memory 
of the eldest son of the preceding : — 

" Hie jacet Ric'ua Mille filius <'t liflreg Edmandi Mille ; qui obiit. . 
, , . , die menais Apr' A. D. Mil'i'o cccc.lsxvij," 

A branch of tlie family of Mille, of Greatham Place, re- 
eideil at Piilborough, in a house supposed to have been situated 
at Nutbourne. For an account of the Milles, of Greatbam, 
see Volume xvii., p. 108. 

But by far the most interesting of the brasses in this 
Church is that to the memory of Thomas Harling, an early 
Incumbent of Pulborougli, and who, as his dress indicates, 
was a canon of the Cathedral Church of Chichester, He is 
represented as standing under an ornamented canopy, 
finished off with a finial, his hands being in a devotional 
position. Around the slab is an inscription, of which the 
following is a copy : — 

" Hio jacot D'ns Thomas Harling, CanonicQS Eccl'ie Cicestren', et 
Eetl'it dfl Ringwode et Pnlbergh Rector ; qui obiit viij. mensia Maij, 
Anno D'lii MiU'o.cccc.xsiij.; Cuj' a'i'e p'picietur Dcus. Amen." 

See Dallaway's "Rape of Arundel," p. 361. 

By his will, which is dated *' in festo S" Petri, 1422," and 
■was proved June Ist, 1423, he gives the following injunction 
for his burial : — " Corpus ad sepeliend, in medio Cancel. 
Ecclesie de Pulbr,, si in Com: Sussex, obire contigero." 

In the chancel are two mural table tombs of Sussex 
marble, which have been robbed of their brasses. Under one 
of them was probably interred the body of the Founder of 
the Church. No escutcheon, however, or date, is now to be 
found upon it to shew who he was, or when he died. As a 
memorial, the tomb is completely blank, saving and except- 
ing that the late rector has inscribed upon it the date of hi^ 
wife's death. 


In this small church, i^-bich is situated at the Western ex- 
tremity of tie county, near Emsworth, are several monuments 




erected to the memory of different members of the G 

family, who resided at Racton Place (see Paper 1 ^ 

Volume). Of these monuments two are slabs inlaid 

I brasses. One is to the memory of Amphillis Gounter 

the other to that of her sister Mary. The inscription 
former is : — 




" Ampbillis Gonnter, daughter of George Gaunter, Esq"., \ 
sic) and heir to 8ir George Gronnter, K"^, and Katherine, h 
anghter to Sir Laurence Hyde, E."^, dyed the 9th of F< 

And that on the latter : — 


'< Mary Gonnter, daughter to George Gounter, Esq'*., gransi 
and heir to Sir George Gounter, E"'., and Eatherine, his wife, d 
of Sir Lawrence Hyde, K"^, dyed the 23rd of August, 1702." 


In the south chancel of this Church, which belongs 
owner of Rodmell Place, there is a brass plate attached 
wall by means of hooks, which act as hinges, and whi( 
an inscription on each side of it, one being much 
modern than the other. On one side is — 

" Hie jacent Joh's Broke, et Agatha Uxor ejus, filia Joh^is d 
meld, et Uxor nup' Bicardi Wermole ; quae obiit xj. die Aprilis 
M.cccc.xxxiij. Qui multa co'tulit hujus Eccrse ; quor* a'i*abu8 

This, doubtless, was the original inscription. But : 
la Chambers have availed themselves of the back o\ 
record the death of one of their family, by placing u 
the following inscription, in modern letters : — 

<' Here lies the body of John De la Chambre, Esq**-, who depai 
life the 4^ day of December, 1673." 

Both families were of considerable antiquity and impc 
in Sodmell. 


On an inlaid slab in the pavement of Busper Chur 
the half-length effigies of a yeoman and his wife, named 
gesfolde. It is represented to be a very early specii 


litB Und of monument. The man's costume, which is a tight- 
luttoned jacket, with ii tippet and liood, is both singuhir and 
curious. The height of tlie figures is 14 inches. Beneath 
them is the following inscription : — 

John do KinggPsfoMe, ct Agnos sa fu'mt;, gisouut icf dJcu de lo' 
altnes cit in'c;." 

See Cartwright's "Hape of Braniber," p. 379 ; and Boutell's 
" Monumental Urasses," 115. 

In 1305 John de Kinggesfolde sold to John, son of Simon 
de Kinggesfolde, a messuage and half a virgate of arable 
land in Ruspur. (Ped; flu : S Edward II.) And one of the 
jurors of the Nona return (1241) was John de Kinggesfelde. 
And in 1327, Adam de Shirmark sold to John de Kings- 
fold, and Agnes, his wife, a messuage and a virgate of land, 
in Kusper. (See Ped: fin: 20 Edward H.) 

Their ancient residence stood near the road from Rusperto 
Horsham. Traces of the moat slill remain. 

There is also in the Church of Rusper a monument, inlaid 
with brass, to tlie memory of Thomas Chiilloner and his wife, 
and of their children, The man and his wife are in furred 
£owns. The inscription upon it is — 

Of yonr Cliarilc, pray for llie Souls of Thorn's ChalloBer and Mar- 
gHrcthin Wyf and thi-ir Chjidren; which Thorn's dcp'tjd at Ruspare j' 
xvj. day of febrnary y° yer of o' lord M.v" xxxii. ; o' who' soull, and all 
christya, .Ih'u have ni'ii." 

On a brass plate in the north aisle is — 

" Bore IjeUi buried the hoAj of ElUabcth Chandler, wire of Tbom at Chandler, 
I of Thomas Cliandler. of Sootalaod, in Ihu Parish of Shnlford, io Snrrey, yeom', 
seawd ; the w'cL ElizabotL being thedaugbli^r of JolmUnrdiner, of Uuepar, gent. 

_ mud : tbe Rhich Eliiabcth having iesui^ of her body one daughter i th« trhidi 

JSIiaabeth died the xx. of July. Anno D'ui 1036." 


Within the Communion rails of the chancel of this Church 
Ssthe brass of Thomas Uaiuon, who was six times Mayor of 
Kye, and, according to his epitaph, thrice its representative in 
"Parliament, while the Burgess Roll says ticice only. He is 
represented in his civic habiliments, with beard, neck ruffle, 
Knd rosettes to his shoes. His hands are in the usual attitude 


of prayer. Around the slab, of which his figure is in the 
centre, is the following portion of an inscription : — 

" X Here lteth the Bodie of Thomas Hax oir, who departed 


The rest is broken away. By the roister it appears that 
he died on the 20th of July. 

On a brass plate beneath his effigy are the following 
lines : — 

" LoB Thomas Hamov hers ehterr*d doth lte, 
Thrice Burgesse for the Parliament elected ; 
Six times, bt Freemen^b chotce made Maior of Bts, 
AJBTD Captain longetime of the Band selected ; 
Whose prudent courage, justice, grayitie. 
Deserve a Monument of Memoris." 

This brass memorial is a rather good specimen of the late 
period to which it belongs. For a wood cut of it, see Volume 
adii., p. 280. 

In the pavement of the northern chancel — that, namely, 
which is dedicated to St. Nicholas — are several slabs, which 
have evidently been inlaid, but the brasses of which are now 
entirely gone. And judging from the way in which they are 
huddled together, they must have been removed for conve- 
nience sake to their different positions from different parts of 
the Church. As one of them is more elaborate than the rest, I 
shall give a brief description of it. Originally its inlaid brass 
must have represented two figures, with a label proceeding 
from the mouth of each, and under them appear to have been 
the figures of three boys and four girls. The tradition of the 
place is — for not even a small fragment of the inscription 
remains — that it is the memorial of a distinguished Rye family, 
every member of which was cut off by the plague. 


In the aisle of this Church are two brass figures — one of 
them a man, and the other a woman — in loose gowns. As 
the inscription plate is gone, there is nothing to lead us to a 
knowledge of their history. The slab probably marked the 
grave of a merchant, or tradesman and his wife, of the town. 
The style is of about the period of Henry VI., or, perhaps, 
Sdward IV. 



TJiuUt a full-length effigy in this Churcli is the following 
inscription : — 

" Ornto pro animS Johaiinis Covert, Armigeri, fiUi Willliclmi Covert, 
Armigcri ; i|iii qniUem JoIihuiioa ubUt aexlo die Angristi A.D. Mileesimo, 
qtunguotossimo, tertb. Cuj* uulmo {tropicietur Deus. Aincu." 

On a monument of Pctworth marble is also a brass effigy 
of Jane Covert. She Is kneeling, and has a Bible before her 
on a cushion. On a brass plate is the following inscrip- 
tion: — 

" Tlrrc lyelh Jane CoTcrt, tlio dangbter or John Corert, of Blaugliam [ 
first wifo to Sir Fruncia Fleming, and aflur to Sir Juhu Pettyplace, 
KnighU, who died tie 25"" of January, 1586; ami was Iiltu buriud by 
William Covert, her Nopliew und Exor, who mado thia tombe." 

Adjoining the above is an ancient monument of while 
marble, richly wrought, having upou it a brass effigy of 
Richard Corert, with hia three wives behind him in succes- 
sion, and by whom he had no children. He is represented 
as looking towards a brass plate, with the figure of our 
Saviour engraven upon it, just rising out of the sepulchre. 
He is standing up in his coffin, with a staff in his hand ; 
and beneath, on the inscription plate, is as follows: — 

"HereljetU Richard Covert, Ea.iuier, and Elizabeth, first Wife of 
the ssiil Richard, one of the Jaii^jhters and heirs of .John Fagg. Esqaier, 
uid P.lixBhi'tb bis Wife. Elizabelb, Bueond Wifo of the aforosaido 
Richard Covert, the daughter of Gi-orge Argyle, Knight, Lord Berga- 
venne, and Jane Asbburnbam, daughter of William Aahbornhara, 
Esqaior. Also Blanche Vaugban, Ibo daughter of John Vaugban, of 
Bergavennc, Ewiuier, last Wift of tlie sajd Richard ; which sayd Richard 
deceMed the 7^ day of June, Au" D'ni 1547. On whoaoSuul Jes: have 

From the lips of this Richard Covert issues a brass label, 
inscribed, " Noli damnare Redemptor." This is addi'essed 
to our Saviour. From the lips of his first wife, Elizabeth, 
issues another label, on which are these words: — " Domiue, 
vauisti redimere perditos." From the mouth of Elizabeth, 
the second wife, proceeds a label, the inscription on which is 
partly defaced. What remains is as follows: — " Dwnine 

miserere tuorum." And from the mouth 

of Jane, the third wife, issues a label, with these words: — 

z 2 


" Domine, in morte tuo semper speravi/' Underneath the 
figure of this Jane is a brass tablet, thus inscribed : — 

'' Joanna ( Janae ?) filia Will : Ashburnham, Armigeri ; cajus anime 
propicietur Dens. Amen." 

The third wife had previously married William Apsley, of 

The residence of the Coverts was Slaugham Place. 


When this Church was repaired, in 1779, many remains of 
antiquity, Mr. Cartwright states, were destroyed, and 
amongst them two or three large slabs of Sussex marble, 
which had been, if they were not at the time, inlaid with 
brass. One only now remains in a perfect state, which is 
thus inscribed: — 

" Here lyeth Richard Bradbryge, gent : and Denys his Wife, Jhon, 
Thorn's, and also there chyldeme ; which Rychard dyed the 28"* day of 
Kove'ber, Anno Domini, 1583 ; who' soul Jh'u p'do'." 

This Richard Bradbryge was the second son of Thomas 
Bradbryge, of Slynfold. His family, which consisted of two 
sons and a daughter, appear to have all died before him. 
Who his wife was I have not been able to ascertain. 


No brasses are now to be found on the flooring of this 
Church ; but slabs, with the matrices for brasses still plainly 
visible upon them, yet remain. The brasses, however, are 
entirely gone. 


The Church of this parish is particularly rich in good 
specimens of monumental brasses. Dallaway describes its 
pavement to be almost entirely composed of large slabs of 
Sussex marble inlaid with figures and memorials of the 
ancient family of Bartelott, of this parish, from the date of 
their first establishment there ; forming, as it does, one of the 
most complete series of sepulchral brasses in the county. 


Waking them chronologically they will fall into the following 
Order : — 

I " Illastrissimi ijuond' Thomite Oomitis Arundel Thcsanrariua Hospitii, 
■Johannes Bartelott hie reqiiiescit humatua. cum Uxore ana Johanna, 
qiiond' Williclmi de Htophain lilia; qui qui<io' Joh'es, A D. 1428 Bosto 
'die Fobmarii, diem clausit extremum. Quorum a'i'abua p'picietur Deus, 

As Joan was the elder of William de Stopham's two 
daughters, she carried the Stopham estate into the family of 

The next in point of date is the brass of John Bartelott, 
son of the above, who married a Lewkenor. He is repre- 
sented in armour. On the inscription plate is as follows : — 

" BliiBtriaaiinis ijiiond' Thomac, Jolianni, ct Wilhelmo, Coniitibu' 
Arundd, Consul jiruduns, Juhaniiea Bartelott tsto sub Inpide jacet; cui 
allocatur Johanna, Uxor ejusdcm, qnie qnonda' fuJC filia et heres Joh'is 
Lewkenor Arm' ; qui quid' Joh'es Anno D'ni 1453 mensia Junii dieprimo 
jihhac rita deccsBit. Quorum a'i'ahus p'piciet' Dans. Amen." 

John Lewkenor resided at Warnham. His wite was the 
daughter and heir of D'Oyley. 

On the nest are two brass figures, habited in the close 
dress of tJie early period in which they lived, with the fol- 
lowing metrical inscription: — 

" Nobilis Armigeri Bartelott dictiqne Ricardi 
Hie Oomitia, qui semelfnit Marlialis Amndol." 

The member of the family here alluded to is Thomas, the 
second son of John Bartelott, who resided at Billingshurst, 
and married Elizabeth, the daughter and heir of William de 
Oakhurst. He died in 1489, and his descendants became 
extinct in 1580. 

The next slab las the following inscription ; — 

"Orato pro a'i'a Johannia Bartelott de Stopeham; qui obiit li93. 
Cnj' a'i'e p'picietur Deaa, Amen." 

This John Bartelott was tlie only son of Richard, the elder 
brother of Thomas Bartelott, of Billingshurst. He married 
Olivia, daughter of — Arthur, of London. 

There are many other slabs to the memory of later members 
of this family, but as tliey are uot inlaid, I have, at present, 
nothing to do with them. 


A Singular addition has been made to these ancient Barte- 
lott brasses ; namely, other small figures in brass have been 
introduced into the slabs, representing the issue of later 
marriages, all of them in the dress peculiar to the reign of 
Charles I. 


On the floor of the chancel of this Church is a slab inlaid 
with the portrait of a man in the habit of an ecclesiastic, with 
the following inscription : — 

^'Hic jacet Henricas Wileha sacne theolog* bacalanreas; alumnus 
cujusdam Hen : Wilsha Litchfeldiens' presbiteri ; quondam inclitiss : D'ni 
Henrici Comitis Arundel Capellanus ; atque nobilis : filiis ejnsdem 
Comitis D'no Henrico Mautravers. Baroni, et D'no Johanni Lumlej. 
Baroni, Patrono hujuB ecclesice, charissimus ; sub quorum protectione ao 
tutela semper yivebat. 

Placide quieyit 1 Etatis suce ( 84 . 
in Domino, Anno / Salutis i 1591. 

Mensis Febr : 10. Hoc Monumentum, et debiti 
Officii ergo, cognati ejus devinctiss : P. P." 

This Cartwright considers to be a rare instance of a slab 
of this kind being placed to the memory of a man with a 
bust ecclesiastically habited since the Reformation. 


The following inscription is on a brass plate on the flooring 
of this church: — 

'< Here Ijeth James Smyth, Clerk, sometime one of the Chapelynes 
p'petual of the hospital of the Bavoje, in the Strand ; who died the 28^ 
day of December, A** MDLXV. On whose soul Jh'u have m'cy," 

"Whether this worthy belonged to any of the numerous 
Sussex families of Smyth, and if he did to which, there is 
nothing to show. All that is known of him is what is here 
stated in his epitaph. A gentleman of the same name left a 
benefaction of £10 per annum to the poor of this parish. 


On the floor of this Church are the following monumental 


turasses to the memory of some of the members of the Apslej 
fiunilj of this parish, and their wives. 

On a slab inlaid with the figure of a man in a gown with 
open sleeves and trimmed with fur is the following inscrip* 
tion :-^ 

** Hie jacet Thomas Apsley, fill' Willi* Apsley Armig ; qui obiit xj, 
die mensis Septembris, Ajino IVni M*' quinquagessimo. xyij. Gujas aTe 
p'picietar Dens. Amen.*' 

On another inlaid slab is the figure of a woman with her 
hands elevated in prayer. Her attire is a pointed cap with 
lappets, a tight robe, and cuffs trimmed with fur. The in- 
scription on a plate below is as follows : — 

" Hie jacet Beatrix, mater Willi' Apsley Armig' ; quae obiit prime die 
mensifi Febniarii, A** D'ni M® t* xv. Cujus a'i'e p'picietur Dens. 

This Beatrix was one of the Maids of Honour to the Queen 
of England. 

On an altar tomb of alabaster is the effigy of a man 
in armour, having a helmet on his head, and his hands lifted 
up in prayer. The figure is deeply engraved, and the lines 
brought prominently out by means of pitch. At each corner 
of the slab is a shield of arms. Around is the following in- 
scription : — 

" Hie jacet Will's Apsley de Thakeham Armiger, patron' huj' 
Obiit xxiiij. die Dec'br*, An'o D'ni M** v* xxvij. Cuj* a'i'e p'picietu 


'picietur De'. 


An altar tomb of Sussex marble, which has been inlnid 
with brasses, but the brasses of which are entirely gone, has 
four shields with the arms of Apsley. All that can be made 
out of the inscription is — 

** William Apsley .... and heir of Jobn Apsley Esquire . . 

. . . Elizabeth daughter and heir of Esquicr ; 

by whom John, William Dorothic ; and 

died the .... of Februarie, Anno 1583." 

This Elizabeth was the daughter and heir of John Lloyd, 

Besides these there are other plain floor slabs to the memory 
of other members of the same family. 


This branch of the Apsley family resided at Thakeham 
Place, a house now pulled down, but which is described by 
such as remember it as having enclosed a quadrangle, and as 
entered through a gateway, having a chapel on one side of it 
and a large entrance hall on the other. 

Another branch of the Apsleys resided at Old Place, in 
Pulborough, a house which also enclosed a quadrangle. A 
portion of this house, which was of the date of Henry VI., 
still remains. 

From the Sussex Apsleys the Earls of Bathurst are 
descended, Viscount Apsley being their second title. 


A very interesting monumental slab inlaid with brass was 
brought to light in June, 1855, while carrying out some 
repairs in the rectorial chancel of the Church of this parish. 
It had probably been concealed by the flooring of a pew 
erected upon it for a century or more. On the slab are 
represented the figure of a knight, with the shortened figures 
of his two wives, standing one on each side of him ; the dis- 
parity in the size of the figures being probably intended for 
picturesque effect. The inscription on the plate on which 
they stand is — 

" Orate pro a'ibns Joh'es Wybarne Armig'i, Editbe et Agnatis Con- 
sortu' suarum ; qui quidem Joh^es obiit sexto decimo die Februarii Anno 
Rigni (sic) Regis Henrici Septiini qointo. Quorum a4*abus propitietur 
Deus. Amen." 

Above the knight's helmet is the matrix of an escutcheon, 
the brass of which no longer remains. The Wybarnes were 
considerable landowners in and about Ticehurst. For an 
engraving of this monumental memorial, and the reasons why 
this knight's armour does not synchronise with the period in 
which he lived, see Vol. viii., p. 17. 


A brass tablet has been placed on the floor of the south 
aisle of this Church to the memory of William Spence, who 
died in 1593, and of his wife, who died the preceding year. He 


is described as a gentleman of great wisdom, piety, and dis- 
cretion, und as "u faithful steward to the house of Monta- 
gue." The inscription then continues, " They lived and 
dyed godlie; and their souls now rest in the joyes which God 
bss prepared for them that love Him." 


OnabroBS plate in this Church is the following inscription : — 

"Hoger Grstwick, Lord of tbe Manor of Tortington Cheyneese, and 
Patron of tiiis Cimreli, ended this mortal! life y' ssv"' dny of July, 1596. 
Made by William Oral wick, of East. Mailing, in Keutt, his executor." 

This Roger Gratwick must have been the son of John 
Gratwict, of the Ham, in Angraering. He appears to have 
purchased the Tortington estate of John Apsiey, wlio had 
bought it either of lienry, Earl of Arundel, or of his son-in- 
law, Lord Lnmley. Having become possessed of the manor, 
he erected upon it the old manor house, called Tortington 
Place. Dallaway supposes him to have bten the fatlier 
of Sir William Gratwick, of Ulverston, in Lancashire, who 
was buried at Tortington in IfilS, and whose granddaughter 
carried the estate, by marriage, to Oliver Weekes, and wliose 
grandson, member of Parliament for Arundel in 1702, sold it 
in 1706. 

For an account of Soger Gratwick's third son, see Vol. ix., 
p. 49. 


On each side of the Church is an ancient table tomb, which 
is sculptured with quarterfoils, but without inscription. In 
tlie centre of the chancel is a large altar tomb, erected to the 
memory of Thomas, Baron Cumois, and Elizabeth, his wife, 
whose first husband was the renowned Hotspur, and whose 
gentle character Shakespeare eulogises. The whole surface 
of the top slab is inlaid witli portraits of the deceased, in- 
Ecriptiuus, and arcades, profusely decorated, and composed of 
}>ta98 plates, having tlie outlines engraved. Their right 
bands are joined. A small figure stands in front of the lady. 
Beneath the portraits is the following inscription: — 

" Orate pro aniiuabuB Tboiu» Canioys, ot Elizabeths, ejas Consortis ; 

XXUI. 2 A 

• pi- t|ijfijiiiaijj I'fttl IhftmiiHf (Ji- r'aiijii\>. Laro. ei pmdeiis CoDELiKEa^ 

«-^ Jii;;|jj Auyliti ] U*- ^tll'llilU^ ^]ilf'^ 6*. OurUTl^' : Hiuiin TTiiPnr nmninw- 

'i:i\ii 111 r'jifi^iii, **.\jij. (iic lfJt•il^i^ Mur^'j! A. Dii AJ.fctcsi:: : onomL 

'Miij ii- a very rich ahd Ijeautiful 5})eciineL of :. fans 

Tiiep' is aJj?o on tlie pavi^njeut of thif^ ChurcL f: siai o:' 
I'iacl niarbi*' inlaid with th'.- brass efligv oi' u lady, attired il 
:. H'»win:r luantJi;. The escutcheons which wert upoi: it art 
rnnc. Th« niargii! is? thuj; inscribed: — 

Afr.rra-it- n- CaiJinv 'nst k-i I>i«.Mi (]•• mi Ahuc err mere:." 

A- t: ^ Al.'irs'iirirc. Lady Canjoy.s, Jjed in lolU. Mi-.Hnssev 
.•..n<i.irr.- ti'ii- bra>.- !<• he on</ nf (hr <'arliesT Ti= ii ladv iii the 
iiri-,i.Ti.. ( ..nij»are JKouU/lJ'tj •' Alojiuinentai Lrasees/* 5a. 
si;. Si.. *^n. ir:. IS], 335. 

' CKnj'Jj; ijiTiO. 

. nJ..- :..;.].< a Inl Unyih J^orfiaihire of himself, with hi^ 

' -'^ '^ ' ^jeyotional arfiind.; ,uid h.n.ath the poArait two 

^ ••' ;^-'''^Ption jWarr. ,,,• 1,,,,,^ ,,,^ ^j^^^ one of which 

./-djVOi^i April, Aiu.n ini„, i,,,.^, ..f «;/**' ;^J;:;'' '^''^''*-*'*'' '^liodeccMed the 

•DilHT i« l.n hhn.k. Ir rhcn n,ntin„cs- 

gtvuii III iliii |,,.„(,i „r ,1 |.,,,i I, . ,, , 

'"""•I .I.O i-„. ; ' ,, r.u :;;'■,;•' r''''«''.«. Hj-iniDgsayfan 

i>ii< III. ill .suHnfji, X. Hhillings a yean 
1 till* HUiUiliii |ii|i(.i i|i.,i ,, ,^.«> 

HHUo 1110 II jvlt'jvncc to verses 11, 12, 


and 13 of the 3rd chapter of 1 John, and then the following 
lines, having reference to his charities : — 

'*Now I am dead, and lay'd in grave, 
And that my bones are rotten ; 
By this shall I remembered be, 
Or else I am forgotten.'* 

See Vol xii., p. 17, 18. 


On brass plates, inlaid in floor slabs, are the following in- 
scriptions : — 

" Margaret Jordan, daughter of William Jordan, died the 9'** of De- 
cember, 1636." 

" John Freebody died the 12^ of March, 1612." 

" Johannes Freebody, son of Richard Freebody, aged 80, died the 28'** 
of Sept' 1578." 

*' John Freebody, son of Richard Freebody, of Udimore, died the 26'^ 
of May, 1621." 

The Freebodies were an ancient Sussex family, residing 
for nearly 400 years at Knellstone, in this parish. 

Within the Communion rails is a slab, having the following 
lines engraven on a brass plate upon it, in the metrical, but 
not very poetical, style of the day : — 

" Here lies interred a corpse who was in life 
Heyre of John Burdet, and Margaret, his wife, 
Co-heyr of William Burdet ; - this hir hirthe ; 
But much more gentle for her genuine worthe, 
In piouSf prudent, peaceful, praiseful life, 
fitting a Sarah and a Sacred's wife. 
Such as John Brabon — here the Pastor still — 
Whose joy of life, Death, in her death, did kill. 

Quam pie obiit puerpera I Salutis — 1626. 
Die 14^^ Octobris, Anno ) i^tatis— 24 : 
Sibi mature at mihi cite. 

Thy reste gives me a restlisse life, 
Becaus thou wert a matchlesse wife ; 
But yet 1 rest in hope to see 
The day of Christ ; and then see thee. 

Amoris ) Posuit 

ions I Fosuit / 

Pignus et > et < Joh*e3 Brabon.'* 

MsBroris ) Composuit ( 


The following inscriptions are on brasses in the nave of 

A 2 


this Church. Thoy are all to the memory of members of 
Dyke family, of Horeliam, in this parish : — 


. who dJed 1S» die 

The arms are those of Dyke, 

On one of the stones are as follows : — 

" Here under lyoth (expcoting the oommiug of h'la Sn^iour) the body of Xhomw 
Dyke, Esq" , who left behind bim three sons, vui' Abrahnm, Herbert, and Tbomos ; 
uid four dnughCeni — Miirgcrjr, Juititb, EILssbeth, and Sara; all which he beptt 
upon the body of Miss J&no Walab, iJaughler of Thomas Walali, gent, late of Horo- 
ham, deceased, hnviiig with her In marriogQ the iDherilance of fioteham. Be died 
6"AprlliB IHUa annoirlBtis«iiiECO'>" 


On a slab of marble, inlaid with brass, in the chancel of 
this Church, is the full length effigy of William Prestwick, 
Dean of Hastings, who Jleil in 1436. He is represented in 
full canonicals. Around the edges of the sacerdotal vest is 
Job's declaration, chapter xix , verses 25, 26, " Credo, qnod 
Kedemptor meus," &o. As a work of art this brass is parti- 
cularly good. The Dean is standing under a Gothic canopy, 
which terminates with a pelican vulning hei'self to feed her 
young, having on a scroll the application of this symbol — 
" Sic xps dilesit nos." The upper part of the piers on eacli 
side from the springing of the arch of the canopy Is gone. 
The inscription, too, is now imperfect, parts of the plate on 
which it is engraven being broken away. This deficiency has 
been supplied from a copy in the possession of the late in- 
cumbent. It is as follows : — 

" Willine Prestwick muudi vaga cnlmina plaasna 
Linqnens, nunc jacet Lio enb daro marniore claosas; 
Vir constans pflficns liuinilia devotiis amenuB. 
•JuBtitiam faciene ^pm ? icct omnia egODiia. 
Clerus eum flobit vulgaa phis corde dolobit 
Curia lugobit tanto quia patre carebit 
Providns ille fiiit eonanltis normula mornm 
Pro dolor ecce ruit pater et tutor miniinonim 
Extcnsia menibrU veLit hiac lux prima NorembrU 
Anno Milleaimo qiiatcr C. tt^r dnodoDO 
Totuin peccamen aibi Uriatus delcat — Amen.*' 



A copy of this brass from Boutell'a " Monumental 
13 given in Voi. ii., opposite p. 307. 

In the Clmreli chest is a plate, taken from a slab placed on 
the flooring of this Church to the memory of the Dean's father 
and mother. The inscription upon it is — ■ 

" Orftte pro animabas Johaanis Preatwick, ptitris WDlielmi Prestwicb, 
Clerici, et Johanna cousortis Btue, matris predicCi WiUielnii Prestwick. 
Qnorum animabus propiciet' deus. Amen." 


On the north side of this Cliurch, at the east end, is a 
brass plate under an arch, against the wall, on which are 
engraved the effigies of a man and his wife. The man is in 
a furred gown, and has a long beard; and his wife in a gown, 
with long sleeves. The figures are in a kneeling attitude, 
and the man has seven sons behind him, and the woman three 
daughters behind her. Below them is the following inscrip- 
tion : — 

" Of yolir Charilje, proy for the Soulcs of Edward Shelley, Escjuier, 
Bomotuno one of the four Mastpre of the household with the moBt 
Tertuoas princes Henry VIII. and King Edward VI., and oor Sou'yu 
Lady Qneene Mury ; and Johsn his Wyfy, daughter and heyre, of Poll 
Aden, of Kent ; which Edward dyed the ix. day of October, A'. D'ni 
M. t" liiij., and the saide Johan died the v"" day of February, An" D'ni 
M. t" liij. : whose Sonles Jesn pardon," 

This Edward Shelley was one of the Michelgrove Shelleys. 


Ou a brass in the pew belonging to the Manor House in 
this Church is the following inscriptioa: — 

•' Itere lyeth the Bocly of Alyce Bunk, Wife of Richard Dunk, of Vine hall, in the 
Pariah of WhstDngtuii, gent : boingc one of tlio daughters of Jobn Micheiboumu. 
of (.hlobealer, Eh)"< , who deceased the 23"^ of April, A<> D'ni 1687, in tbe yere of 
her age til." 

Vinehall was the name of a very ancient mansion in 
Whatlington, for many years the residence of the Dunks. 
On a beam in this house are the initials and date !■ 1638' I). 


In the middle aisle of this Church is a slab, which has 



evidently been inlaid with brass, but the brass of which £as 
long disappeared. It was in the form of a. cross, and around 
the margin was, as far as can be made out — 

" RciDard Aired, q'i morait le 15 jowrr da Amll m,ccc.»ii 
DieQ de b' Alme ftit merci. Q'i ponr s' alms priera 1' jours c 


gi«t ici. 
I pardon 

In the same aisle is the brass of a monk, in a praying 

attitude, the history of which is gone. 

There is also another, to the memory of Margaret Iveden, 
who died in 1636. 


On the floor of a private chapel attached to this Church, 
is a very interesting and beautiful monument of inlaid brass 
to the memory of Sir John de Braoze, which is powdered 
■with the words " Jesu, mercy." Sir John is represented as 
clad in a complete suit of plate armour of the period of 
Henry V. His head is protected by a basunet, and his neck 
by a nausse col, or gorget; on his shoulders are epauUera, 
while his armpits are defended by two circular plates, which, 
in his day, were termed palettes. The elbow pieces are 
elegantly decorated with fan-shaped ornaments, and the wrists 
of his gauntlets are made flexible. Light taces defend the 
abdomen, from the last of which a small plate is pendant in 
front. Additional pieces, above and below, ornament his 
genouillivres ; his dagger appears on the right, and his sword 
on the left side of him, suspended by a belt placed crosswise. 
This brass is highly commended by Mr. Boutell. See bis 
" Monumental Brasses," 47, 65, 143. On the edge of this 
slab is the following inscription : — 

" lu grncis et miseracordia dei, hio jacet D'dub Job'es Bruwjs, 
Quondam Miles ; Qui obiil xxix. die MensiB Xovcmbris, Anno Domini 
MiU'mo.cccc.xxvi. Cujus animo propicictur Deoe. Amen. 
Eg testis X'pe, qiiod uou tocct liic lapis iste 
Corpus ut ometur, sed spiritus ut meuoretar, 
Bine tu qui tranais medius tnagnua pa?r an eia 
Pro me funde preccs qnia spes." 

Where the last line is dotted a portion of the brass is broken 


Sir John Braoze, of Wiston, was twice married. His first 
wife was Margaret Poyninges, and his second .... 
Wickham. He had a son and a daughter, both of whom died 
young. Leaving no issue, the Wiston estate, at Sir John's 
death ,passed to the Shirleys ; Sir Hugh Shirley having married 
Beatrice, Sir John's sister. The issue of this marriage was 
a son, who was thirteen years old when his father was killed 
at the battle of Shrewsbury. 



These paintings werediscovered (luring the time this Hastings 
Church was in the course of restoration, in the spring and 
«uuimer of last year. Anxious, as a member of the Sussex 
Archseological Society resident in Hastings, that nothing of 
fintifiuarian interest should escape notice, and feeling satt^ed 
that the alterations which this restoration would lead to 
could not fail to bring to light objects deserving of tlie 
society's attention, I watched the proceedings of the work- 
men very closely, and soon found that my time and pains 
thus expended would not be entirely thrown away. 

The first thing that attracted my notice was the appear- 
ance of colouring, here and there existing under the whibe- 
wush, of which tlic church had had a libend dose; so that 
several thick coats of it had to be remo\'ed in order to restore 
the church to what It originally was ; and it was during the 
removal of this, that a series of wall paintings were again 
exposed to view, after a concealment of some centuries; and 
although these paintings were not of an earlier date than 
about the middle of the sixteenth wntury, still, where enough 
remained to enable me to form an opiulou of them, I have 
no liesitation in saying that they were, aa works of art, for 
the most part very creditable performances. Unfortunately, 
however, tlie damp had so penetrated the outside walls of the 
building, in spite of their thickness, that in several cases the 
outlines of the figures represented were all that remained 
visible, and these imperfectly only. The colouring, too, came 
off with the whitewash. "Wliat could be donetlien to remedy 
f«liis I had much pleasure in doing; and 1 now offer to the 
iety a detailed narrative of the result of my invcstiga- 



It was manifest that, previous to the introduction of 
the paintings, and, possibly as a preliminary preparation for 
them, the church walls had evidently been entirely covered 
with a delicate pink colour; thereby forming a warm ground- 
work for the artist to exercise his talent upon. The first 
thing that was brought to light was an inscription in black 
letter, the letters being two inches at the least in height. 
As I was unable myself to make anything of this, I took as 
correct a tracing of it as I could; and this I forwarded to 
Mr. Waller, of (58, Bolsover Street, London, who had so 
kindly assisted our Editor in arriving at the history of the 
Wisborough Green Church-wall painting, as given at p. 
134 of the preceding volume ; and who at once, in the 
most gracious and liberal manner, offered his assistance in 
elucidating any subject I might have occasion to submit to 
him. But with regard to tbe inscription which I had sent to 
him, in the hope that he might be able to decipher it, he was 
not able, he at once informed me, to make any thing very 
satisfactory of it. Some words, he stated, were plain 
enough, while others were utterly unintelligible; and as there 
were many more of the latter than of the former, the context 
in reading it was lost. His opinion, however, of It is, that 
it is in rhyme ; and that it possibly had reference to one or 
other of the paintings — or it might be a record of the bene- 
faction of some individual to the church — perhaps, of the 
donor of the paintings. Similar inscrij)tions appeared under 
the subject of every painting on the walls of the church, none 
of which conld be made out. They were all equally illegible. 
These inscriptions were surronnded by nn ornamental scroll 
in black. 

The first inscription discovered was above the painting to 
which it appeared to belong, and was without any orna- 
mental bordering. And this seemed to me to accord with 
the date which I have already assigned to these wall 
decorations, the middle, that is, of the sixteenth century. 
The figures immediately below the inscription were sketched 
in a clever and masterly manner. On the left was a female 
with her head thrown slightly back, so that her eyes had the 
appearance of looking upwards. Her dress was full and 
flowing, bat not perfect. The outlines of her figure and 

SXIII. '2 B 


drcM were of a light-red colour, aod a1x>ye, protruding into 
the writing of the inscription, was a cross-work pat- 
tern of the same colour. To the right of the paintiDg 
was a decapitated male figure, also in outline, and drawn 
in a pale umber colour. At lirst ^ight, the dress of this 
figure appeared oa if it was covered with ears of com. But 
on comparing it with one of the figures in the painting over 
the chancel arch, I have come to the conclusion that the sub- 
ject of the pHintiiig represented in outline the decDilation of 
Ht. John Baptist, nnd that what I took for ears of com ii 
intended for a representation of his camel's hair dress. 

On the north wall were depicted a number of ships, as 
tliough drdwn up in buttle array. Of the execution of these 
I cannot say much in commendation, the perspective of the 
drawing being very bad. They are represented as standing 
one above another. The form of the ship standing in the 
foreground was similar to the one given on the seal of 
Hastings, of the time of King John. But this, we know, 
citnnot 1)6 the date of the drawing. It can have no reference 
to this early period. A sailor depicted as climbing up the 
ehroiids brings us much nearer to the probable date of the 
painting. His only clothing is a short white coat or frock, 
having on the upper portion of it a small red cross; the 
lower part 1 could not make out. Referring, then, to the 
" Black Book" of the Cinque Ports, we find the following 
order, nnder the date of 1513 : — " Every person that goeth 
into the navy of the PortJs shall have a cote of white cotyn, 
with a red cross upon it, and the arms of the Portis 
underneath, that is to say, the halfe lyon and halfe shippe." 
This painting, I have little doubt, was intended to represent 
some nautical exploit of the Cinque Ports fleet. It might 
probably have l)ecn that of the fleet which the Hastings 
Cinque Port fitted out in 1588, for the purpose of attacking 
the Spanish Armada. 

And hcie I have to express my regret that I am unable to 

present to the Society a copy of this wall-painting ; for, to 

my sad disappointment, when I returned to the church the 

morning after the day of its discovery, I found that other 

L hands than mine had been at work upon it, and that th« 

I painting, which might, with great care, nave been more fully 



exposed to view, was so far destroyed, tbat scarcely any 
portious of tlie vessels remained but their masts. And that 
the remembrance of the subject of this painting might not, 
for a time, at least, be lost, the workmen had written with ii 
piece of charcoal the word " ships" across the part of the 
wall on which the painting was discovered. The dampness, 
too, of the Hastings atmosphere had so penetrated the walls 
that other mural paintings in this church, doubtless of some 
interest to the archoiologist, were completely effaced, and the 
black letter inscriptions under tbera had shared the same fate. 

Six or eight Catherine wheels had been impressed on the 
plastering when in a soft state, in various pwrts of the church, 
and when dry and hard they had been coloured red. 

The space over the chancel arch contained the only paint- 
ing that could well have been copied. This was in a very 
fair condition, and tolerably perfect. It being in a better 
state than the rest probably arose from the circumstance that 
it was executed on an inteitial, and consequently compara- 
tively a drier wall. It was, too, from its more lofty position, 
more out of the way of harm than they were. It is intended 
to represent the last Judgment.* Christ is depicted as seated 
on a rainbow, with stars above and below Him. He has on 
His head the Crown of Thorns; in His left hand He holds u 
lily; a,nd in His right is apparently a drawn sword. He is 
clad in a scarlet robe or mantle, lined with ermine, and fas- 
tened together at the neck with a brooch. The mantle is 
open in front, and shows two wounds in the side, one on each 
side of Him, from which blood is flowing. The arms are out- 
stretched, and under the right Iiand is the Virgin Mother 
kneeling in supplication; and under the left St. John, in the 
same devotiomd attitude, and clothed in a dress of camel's 
hair. Above the Virgin thei'e are, in many places, what ore 
evidently the remains of angels; and behind her are build- 
ings, supposed to be intended as tlie representation of the 
New Jerusalem, from the topmost tower of which angela are 

■ I «in wrry to differ from Ur. Bom on the subject at this All SainU' wall-paint- 
ing. Unnocotnpniiicd bs il it by uiiy of the cunuomitaaU nbicfa are uauollf found 
nurklng the aubjoct of Ui9 Day of Doom, I cannot bring mjrself tu think that it !s 
Inteadtd to reiinuent Uiat entutrophe. It appears to me more fiUy to have relo- 
Noce to S»Un Ihroat out of Hettven, as it te described ia the Book of Revolilioni, 
chapter ail., leracs 3, iU, II, VI. Tii£ EDtiOB. 

2 B 2 



Bounding long trumpets. In the houses dwellera are seffl, 
and immediately under the Virgin is a white figure, pro- 
bably rising from the purgatorial fire. 

Below the figure of St. John is doubtless a represen- 
tation of the torments the wicked will have to undergo 
atter death. Muuy parts are quite illegible. The figure of 
his Satanic Majesty, evidently retreating from the scene going 
on, and having his back towards our Blessed Lord, leads one 
to expect that here would have been found St. Michael with 
his scales weighing souls; and the slight remains of what 
were once manifestly a pair of wings, which are to !« seen 
just above, would still further suggest that though he is not 
now, he was once present here. Instead, however, of balances, 
he might have had gallows, with which be is sometimes repre- 
sented; and which is one of the modes of punishment spoken 
of by medieval writers as used in the infernal regions. This, 
Mr. Waller informs me, he considers to he the principal 
novelty of the design. If, then, this implement of felon 
execution is intended to represent a mode of torment here- 
after, it must be cousidered certainly a very rude and primir 
tive one. 

As far as the painting extends the arch is beautifully orna- 
mented with leaves, coloured green and red alternately. The 
great expense which must have been incurred by engraving 
these mural paintings, is the sole reason why the executive 
committee have not given illustrations of them. 

Such, then, are the wall-paintings of All Saints' Church, 
Hastings, as far as they were exposed to view last year, dui'- 
ing the progress of its restoration ; and as far as they could be 
made out, after having been concealed for many centuries by 
several successive coats of whitewash. Before that conceal- 
ment took place, they must have given to the church rather 
a brilliant appearance. The expenditure of the wardens of 
this church, extracts from the accounts of which I have 
already given at page 85, will throw some light on these 
sentences, but not much on the pictorial decorations. From 
them we shall arrive at something like their dates. Amongst 
these accounts then, we find an entry in 1578 of tlie expen- 
diture of 2s. 6d., by payment to the Somner "forcaryng of a 
letter to Mr. Comyssary, the which Ml". Fyld made for t* 



the Wardens should not go to Shorham upon the servyng of 
a Cytacyon that our Churclie walU are not decked with the 
Scrypture." There are also to be found several other entries 
relating to the same omission ; and followed by, " Paid to 
John Stanbynorth for three quarter's wage dew at our Lady 
day last — 258." 

Before coming to the mural paintings, I found that the 
walls had, after the ubuve Cytiicyua, been very generally 
covered with quotations from the Scriptures, commencing on 
the north side of the church, and finishing on the south; and 
immediately beneath this was the name of John Stanbynorth. 
Even the caps of the columns shewed that they had had 
similar texts of Scripture upon them. Later churchwardens, 
however, were siiewn to have been as great, if not greater, 
enemies, to those decorations, as the damp; for they had 
painted the t«ps of these columns with an oil colour, so 
that the chisel was the only tool that would effectually re- 
move it. 

But to come down to still more modern times, on the walls 
Qf the belfry are the following vei-ses, surrounded by a bor- 
der ornamented with roses in buff and red. The lines, with 
a little variation, are not unfrequently met with in belfries : — 

" This ia a belfry that U free 
To all of thoite that civil be, 
And if yoii plcruc to chime or ring. 
It is a Tery pleaaant tbing, 

There ia no muaic played or lung, 
Like unlo bells whi:D they're well rung; 
Then ring youc bells well, if you con, 
ffilence is best tor every miio. 

But if you ring in ipur or hai, 
SIxnenoe vou puy, be sure of Uiri' 
And if a Wl you overtbrovr. 
Pray pay a groat before you go. 

In putting in a memorial window in the chancel to the 
memory of the late Earl Waldegrave, the workmen un- 
covered the following inscription : — " Mr. John Sargent, Mr. 
liobert Thatcher, Church Wardens, 1755. John Phillips, 
Clerk." This also had an oval ornamental border of the 

198 PAnmKos ih all saihts' chubch, uabtingb. 

s&me colours ; and was painted, do doubt, by the same artist 
as the above. Eobert Thatcher was elected churchwarden 
Angust, 1753, and continued to hold that office until April^ 

In the reparation of the church, the royal arms, which were 
over the chancel arch, were taken down ; and the oil paint- 
ings on oak panels, life size, of Moses and Aaron were re- 
moved from the chancel. Thes« are good artistic paintings, 
and worthy of preservation. Here aguin the church records 
come to our aid, and render ns valuable assistance. 

July ye 9. 1755. A bill of work done at All Saints' ParriBh Clinrch, 
By order of Mr. Jobii Sargeot and Hr. Robert Tbalcbcr, Charchwanl- 
ings: — 

For ) a day my 2 men 2 

For work about tlie scaffilling 1 day 2 men and nails . .042 
October ye !), fur 1 day myself and three men 4Uid sarrant 

putting up the Cote of Anna 9 6 

For nails 002 

July 16, for a frame for the Cote of Arms . , . . 14 

1 9 10 

October ye 16, 1755 Received the full of thin Bill and all a Conuts 
By mee, Richard Lcc. 

October 9, 1755. 

Becd. of Mr. Join Sargent and Mr. Thatcher, the sum of eeren 
pounds and seven shillings, in full for painting the 10 Commandtnente, 
The Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Moses and Aaron, and the King's 


The above Roger Mortimer was uncle to John Haiailtnu 
Mortimer, of Eastbourne, and a painter of some little merit. 
He painted the representation of the Heavenly regions on 
the ceiling of St. Clement's Church, Hastings ; which, a few 
years ago was obliterated with Churchwarden's paint. It 
appears from the above bill, that Mortimer painted the Ten 
Commandments, which were immediately over the names of 
the Churchwardens, and bearing the same date as the hill; 
and in a few months after the ornamental border round the 
verses still preserved in ttie belfry. 

In lowering the chancel of All Saints' Church, Hastings, 


during the time last year's repairs were going on, the work- 
men found, about two feet below the surface, what appeared to 
me to be a half-penny token. It is in the form of a heart. 
On one side is : — 

1668. Goncordii parysB res crescnnt. 

And on the other is : — 

T. N. 

Red Hart 

Trew love 

in dead 




Bt the editoh. 

Although Horace, in the epistle of which these words are fl 
conclusion, calls the uttention of his friend Numlcius to the 
observance of certain moral maxims, the practice of which 
was held by the Stoics as essentia), not only to make a man 
happy, bat also to keepbim so — and this seems to have been 
the principal end be had in view in addressing it to him — 
Btill there can be no doubt that the words above quoted were 
intended by him to have a much more extensive and general 
application. By them be designed to teach us that it is our 
duty, as social beings, not only to acquire knowledge, but at 
all times and upon all occasions to be communicative of it to 
others ; and to follow Truth, wherever it is to be found ; a 
doctrine, which the disciples of tlie school of Zeno not only 
very diligently inculcated, but also very strictly practised. 
Applying this, then, to the department of Science, in the 
extension and elucidation of which, we, as members of the 
Sussex ArchsBological Society, are more particularly called 
upon to devote our time and attention, bow many are there 
amongst us that can say with the poet Wordsworth : — 

" Tktu I entertAin 
The antlifnarian bumour ; and am plnt^d 
To skim uloQg tho Burfocec of Ibingf ; — 
BcjITuiling liormte&elj' the ncuit boiir." 

How many ore there, and must there be — it CBDHot be othu^ 


wise — who feel indisposed to sit down and write an elaborate 
disquisition upon 

who yet are doing good service to the Society — fulfilling its 
wishes, and acting up to its rules — in a way open lo all ; when, 
like Wordsworth, they entertain the archeeologicai humour 
sufficiently strong to induce tlicm to jot down the result of 
their surface skimmings, in any matter connected witli bygone 
times, whether tbey arise from, or are connected with, tho 
smallest fragment of an earthenware vessel, or are exercised 
on some more important antiquarian object. " Laudatores 
temporis acti" we do not expect all our members to be, hut 
we hold them as in duty hound to be coramumcative of sucli 
knowledge as they may possess. And though it may appear 
to them to be trilling, how often has it happened that, from 
such small foundations, important arcliajological facts have 
been elicited, and many a goodly superstructure raised. 
To this department of their labours, then, the Editor would 
here specially cull the attention of the Society, and at tho 
same time solicit their support. Unimportant as such com- 
munications may at first eight appear when placed in com- 
petition with the graviora studia, with the more erudite 
labours of some of tlie more active of its members, still they 
are not so. Nothing is without importance that leads to the 
increase of knowledge, and the establishment of truth. Skim- 
mings and jottings, then, however trilling tbey may seem to 
be, will be at all times most thankl'uUy received ; and will 
generally I>e found noticed by me, as Editor, in this miscel- 
laneous department of the Annual Volume, as long as it is in 
my power to continue to discharge the duties of the office. 
For my successors I cannot be expected to answer. 

Of the communications of this kind which I have received, 
and which I shall insert in the present Miscellaneous Article, 
the first is contained in a letter to me from Dr. Bloxam, tlie 
Rector of Seeding, wliicli reached me soon after Volume XXII. 
was issued; and the object of which is to inform me who the 
Mr. Hasledine was that wrote two or three of the letters 
addressed to Mrs. Llntott and her daughter ; and which, 

xxiii. 2 c 

I mataaiUti to eoBBSBieate to the bk^ios of < 

and ^dr fiiend* is tkaS mhit (aee page IGO); 

Aen mnble to ifiseova' a^rtfaiB^ ocbuvise tbsa 

icBbtg OD kis instovj. Ob iUb pant, tboL, Dr. Bloxim 

Ws k«D7 tnl^tg o ed ae. He M7»— 

** Beediaf Priorr, 

*^ Huistpierpouitf 

" Mt scjut Me. TrEstE, — 

** Od glancing otu- the new Tohune of the Sussex 
Anloeokigical CoUectiotu, I came upon tbe oune (p. 170) of 
W. Haslediiie, me of Un. Liotott's corTespondeDts, I can 
gire joa some account of him. 

"Wniukm Hnsledine wss tbe sod ofs gentleman of tbe same 
name, residing in the Oose at Lincoln. He was matricaUted 
of Lincoln College, Oxford, in MaT. 1730, at the age of 16; 
and was elected Demy of ilagdalen College, in July c^ tbe 
same year. He became a feUow of Magdalen CisUege in 
1733, and conrinned so till 1764; oonseqoently he was a 
Fellow at the time the letters to Mrs. and Miss Lintott were 
written ; in the first of which he alludes to the College 
election at the end of July for Demies and Fellows, He was 
presented by the College to the Rectory of Dinton, Wiltshire, 
in 1762. He was also Incumbent of Corberley, Gloucester- 
shire, from 1764 to 1771; and Rector of Wishford. fllltshire. 
He died in 1775, and was buried in Dinton church. He was 
the author of ' Bellus Homo et Academicus,' recited in the 
Sheldonian Theatre in 1733. He was also a benefactor to 
Magdalen College. The epitaph on his tombstone in Dinton 
church gives him no common character. The following is a 
copy of it : — 

" Underneath lie the remains of the Rev. William Hasledine, 
Vicar of ibis place, Hector of Wishford, and formerly a 
Fellow tjf Magdalen College, Oxford, who departed this life 
December 3rd, 1775, in the GOtli j^enr of his age. He was 
a gentlemflt!, a scholar, and a Christian; a fine writer, an 
eloquent preacher, and a diligent, bountifiil, and aftectionato 

itor of thiB purish, without titles and dignities, tliough 


endowed with virtues and talents that would adorn the 
highest. Undisturbed by viulent passions and inordinate 
desires, he enjoyed a plentiful fortune, with moderation and 
decency; lived to a maturity of years, happy in the love and 
esteem of all that knew him ; and died in puace. 

" Yours, very sincerely, 

"J. K. Bloiam." 

My next Miscelliiny bears on the important question — who 
was the Foundress of tlie Priory of Tortington, near Arundel? 
and whence arose her connexion with Tortington Priory, in 
West Sussex ? 

Dallaway, in giving in his history of the Rape of Arundel 
an account of this small Ketigious House, says that it was 
an Augustine Priory of five Canons only, and that it was 
founded in the reign of King John, by Lady Iladvisia 
(Tanner says Hadwissa), or Avise Corbet; and this is probably 
correct. But the question at issue arises from what he goes 
on to state in order to account for her connexion with the 
part of the county in which Tortington is situated. She 
was, he says, probably a widow, and a daughter of some 
member of the D'Albini family. The contiguity of this 
Priory to the Castle and Town of Arundel would, he doubt- 
less felt, give great plausibility to this supposition. What 
evidence then, have we to shew that this could not have been 
the case ? 

In the autumn of lust year, I was brought into communi- 
cation, by letter, with Mr. Bond, of Tyneham, a well-known 
Dorsetshire archieologist, through our mutual friend, Mr. 
Medland, of Steyuing. Like myself, Mr. Bond was dissatis- 
fied with Dallaway's haphazard conjecture as to the family 
the Foundress of Tortingtou Priory belonged to. That her 
name was Corbet at the time the Priory was founded is not 
called in question. Mr. Bond's object is to shew that she 
was a Corbet, and connected with Tyneham, the parish in 
Dorsetshire in which he resides ; and this he thinks is shewn 
by her giving the advowsou of Tyneham — and if the advow- 
2 c 2 


son, the Manor also to which it was attached — to this little 

In a letter to me, as the historian of this, and many of the 
other Religious Houses in Sussex, Mr. Medland says:— 

" Steyning Vicarage, October 26th, 1870. 

My dear Sir, — 

" I have been in communication with a friend 
at Tyneham, Dorsetshire, in regard to the Priory of Torting- 
ton. I sent him an extract from your paper in the Xlth 
Volume of our Archreological Collections on the subject of the 
' Foundress.' 1 novr send you an extract from liis answer, 
which he requested me to communicate to you, saying that 
the facts he had meationed might perhaps aSbrd a clue, which, 
if followed out by a Sussex topographer, may lead to the dis- 
covery of something more about Tortington and its foundress 
than we at present possess. 

" The latter," he says, that is Dallaway, " had, I think, no 
ground beyond haphazard conjecture for supposing Alicia 
Corbet to have been a D'Albiui. I have strong grounds for 
thinking she was either the same person, or at all events of the 
same family, as the Lady Adela Corbet, concubine to King 
Henry 1st, and daughter of Sir Richard Corbet, Lord of 
Alcester in Warwickshire, and mother (by the King) of 
Reginald, Earl of Cornwall. This earl had a sister Roberia — 
no doubt a half-sister by the same mother — married first to 
Henry De la Pomeroy, and secondly to John Russell. This 
lady was owner of Tyneham ; and as the advowson of the 
Church of Tyneham was given by some one or other to the 
Priory of Tortington, I cau find no other probable connection 
between Tyneham and Tortington but this; and I think it 
highly probable that Uoberia I)e la Pomeroy (whose father's 
name was Bardiilph) gave the Church of Tyneham to a 
priory founded by her mother's family. Tyneham was held 
at the time of Domesday by the Earl of Moreton, and pro- 
bably, like the rest of the lands held by that great lord, 
formed pai-t of the earldom of Cornwall. An original deed 
is extant, and in the possession of Lord Falmouth, by which 
Reginald, Earl of Cornwall, gave a manor, in Cornwall, to his 



rister Roberia, and I nm miich inclined to think that she ob- 
tained Tyneham In a siiuiliir manner." 

Mr. Medland then adds — " Perbapa you would like to 
write to my friend who sent me the above extract. If so, his 
address is ' Thomas Bond, Esqre., Tynebam, Dorsetshire.' But 
if you prefer it, I will let him know yoor opinion upon the 

" Believe me, dear Sir, 

" Tours faithfully, 

" Thomas Medlanp." 
" The Revd. Edward Turner." 

My answer to Mr. Medland, which he forward to Mr. Bond, 
brought me the following reply from this latter gentleman, 
who was then aojourning at Bournemouth: — ■ 

*' Glasserton House, Bournemouth, 

"10th November, 1870. 

"Dear Sir, — 

" Mr. Medland haa forwarded to me your letter 
addressed to iiim, in which you state you propose to priut in 
your next Volume ashort notice of the Foundress of Torting- 
ton Priory. I have done the same in the new edition of 
' Hutcben's Ilistory of Dorsetshire,' now in course of publica- 
tion. My reasoning has been of this kind: 

" Tortington (says Dugdale) was founded before the 2nd 
of John by Hadwissia Corljet; and I find that the prior of 
this religious house was, from the earliest recorded period, 
taken from the Kectory of Tyneham in Dorsetshire. I natu- 
rally, tlierefore, look for some other connection between 
Tyneham and Turlington, and encjuire what reason the lord 
of a remote manor in Dorsetshire could have for patronising 
this little priory, by granting to it this advowson, for I 
assume that the church was, as usual, dependent on the 
manor? Tyneham — at least the principal manor, as I believe, 
in the parish — belonged, in the time of Domesthiy, to the Earl 
of Moreton, and the Earldom of Moreton, in England, after- 
wards constituted in a great measure the Earldom of Corn- 
wall. Kegiriald, natural son of Ilenry 1st, by the Lady 


Adela Corbet, daughter and co-heir of Sii- Robert Corbet, ol 
Alcester, in Warwickshire, became Earl of Cornwall in the 
time of Stephen. He had a daughter Roberia, married to 
Henry de Pomeroy, to whom he gave the manor of Redwri, in 
Cornwall, as appears by an original charter in tlie possession 
of the Earl of Falmouth, which I have printed at length in 
the New History of Dorsetshire. Eoberia De la Pomeroy be- 
came possessed of Tyneham; and though she is said in an old 
manuscript to have got it from her father, Thomas Bardulph, 
yet I think it highly probable she obtained this property also 
from her half-brother, the Earl of Cornwall. Be this as it 
may, it is clear that inasmucii as her father was a Bardulph, 
and Roginakl, Earl of Cornwall, was her brother, as stated by 
him in his deed of gift, she must have been a daughter of the 
Lady Adela Corbet, who was certainly married either before 
or after her liason with the King. 

" Thus we prove a connection between a lady of the Manor 
of Tyneham and one of the Corbet family. 

" Nothing seems to be known as to the family Hadwissa 
Corbet belonged to. What, therefore, so natural as to con- 
jecture from the connection between Tyneham and Tortington, 
that she was of the family — if not identically tliesame person 
as Roberia's mother. But Koberia's mother is in the manu- 
script noticed by Dugdale in his ' Baronetage,' printed by the 
late Charles Youn^, Garter, in the ' Collectanea Topographica,' 
named Adela, and not Hadwissa, while otlier authors call 
Hadwissa Alicia. The difficulty, therefore, is how to reconcile 
these Christian names. I have met with undoubted Instances 
in these early times, where a lady has been mentioned by two 
names totally unlike one another; such as Nicholaa and 
Scholastica. I think it highly probable, then, that Hadwisia, 
Adela, and Alicia, may have been one and the same 2>erson. 
And this is the point ou which I hope you may be able to 
assist me. With the clue I have given it is just possible you 
may be able, in your researches in Sussex Topography and 
genealogy, to hunt up some further evidences which may throv 
light on the subject. It is one of much interest to me, trom 
my own connection with Tyneham, and my general interest 
in Dorset Topography. If, therefore, you can help me, and 
will do so, I shall be greatly obliged. 



" I have already said that Eoheria De la Pomeroy had a 
second husband, John Kussell, ancestor of the present Duke 
of Bedford ; and in an old deed of one of the Russells — a son, 
] think, of Rolieria — I find mention of a Corbet, But being 
at present from home, and from all my hooks and papers, I 
write merely from memory. The Corbet family, like that of 
the De la Pomeroy, was connected with Devonshire; nnd 
Peter Corbet and Henry De la Pomeroy married the two co- 
heiresses of the wealthy family of Valletort. Tbis was two or 
three generations later than Roberia. A point to be aimed 
at in this investigation is— How came Adela Corbet, or any- 
one belonging to her, to get possession of Tortington ? We 
have mention of the Piior of Tortington as early as the 2nd 
of John, but Roberia Russell lived until Henry III. became 
king. She must, however, I think, have been tlieu very old; 
indeed, she is proved to have been so by original documentary 
evidence, and it is pretty clear that she was a wealthy lady. 
She married John Russell about the 6th of John. 
" Yours faithfully, 

" TcoMAs Bond." 

Here, then, the matter rests for the present, my reading 
having as yet thrown no light on the subject; and of the 
documentaiy history of Tortington but little has come down 
to us. 

In the " Preliminary History of the Rape of Chichester," 
Dallaway, in a list which be has there given of the Religious 
Houses of Western Sussex, says of Tortington that it was a 
house of regular canons, founded in 1180 by Hndvise D'Al- 
hini, widow of Sir Corbet. Of this I shall not attempt lo 
offer any explanation. It seems, however, to imply that this 
Hadvise was one of tlie D'Albini family, and that she became 
a Corbet by marriage. Daliaway gives no authority for this 

The next Miscellany which I shall liring under the notice 
of the Society came to me in the course of last year from 
General Dnvies of Danehurst, through the intervention of our 
Secretary, Mr. Powell, of Ne wick. The General's object, it 
etiould be borne in mind, is not to re-open the /oHj-rfxerf, but 


now finally-settled question, of the site of the battle fou^ 
by Alfred the Great against the Danes, in the year 871, 
which, deceived by a similarity of names, one ofourSussex his- 
torians has been led to claim for the locality of Ashdown 
Forest, in this county, instead of a tract of land known by 
the same name, which is situated on the chalk hills of Berk- 
shire, near Wallingford. Horsfield's ignorance of Asset's 
flpirited description of this hard-fought and very important 
battle, with all its attendant circumstances, probably led him 
into this error. General Davies' wish is to direct our atten- 
tion to the important fact that though the battle between 
Alfred and the Danes was not fought upon the Sussex Ash- 
down Forest, a subsequent battle between Edmund Ironsides 
and the Danes, in 1016, might have been, smA. probably was. 
'A long residence on the southern confines of this forest, and 
an intimate acquaintance with the names of the numerous 
localities wliich he refers to in his own immediate neighbour- 
hood as bearing on the point which he is desirous of estab- 
lishing, the name of his own residence being one, gives great 
credibility to the evidence be adduces. The General says: — 
" The little village of DanehiU is situated on the highroad 
from London to Lewes, by Chailey, about two miles south of 
Ashdown Forest. There is a tradition in the neighbourhood 
that the Danes here defeated the English; that in the ni^ht 
the women rose and released the men who were in captivity, 
and that the Danes were massacred. To the south of the 
village there was a common, the greater ()art of which is now 
enclosed, and called the Dane Wood, where the people slain 
are said to have been buried. To the north of this, just 
within the bounds of Ashdown Forest, there is an old em- 
banked enclosure, which goes by the name of ' The Danes' 
Churchyard ' It is not generally known that the field of the 
memorable Battle of Assendun, or Ashdown, fought by Alfred, 
took place in Berkshire. But there was another Battle of 
Assendun, fought in 1016, by Edmund Ironsides, under the 
following circumstances, according to William of Malmesbiiry, 
when Canute was repulsed by the citizens of London; the 
Danes retreating with tlieir plunder to their ships iu the 
Medway. Edmund crossed the Thames at Brentford, and 
following them into Kent, defeated them at Ayiesford; but 

akcua:olooical miscellanies. 


not taking all the advantage that he might have done of his 
victory, the Danes assembled again and defeated the king at 

"From all this, it is evident that the second Battle of 
Assandun was not fought where the first was, namely, in 
Berkshire. It is also very iniproljable that it should have 
been so; for the Danes retreated into Kent, and to the 
Medway, which rises on Ashdown Forest. It is also equally 
improbable that the Assandun in question should have been 
in the north part of Essex, as Sharon Turner makes it. Is 
it not probable, then — is it not plain almost to a demonstra- 
tion, all tilings considered — that it took place on Ashdown 
Forest, somewhere near Danehill ?" 

Malraesbury further states that " after Canute became King 
of the whole of England, he built churches in all the places 
where he had fougiit, and more particularly at Assandun, and 
appointed ministers to them, who, through the succeeding 
revolutions of pges, might pray to God for the souls of the 
persons there slain." And then, alluding to some particular 
church so erected in the neighbourhood of what is now de- 
scribed as Ashdown Forest, he says — " At the consecration of 
this edifice the king himself was present, and the English and 
Danish nobility made their oiTerings." And Malmesbury then 
continues — " It is now," that is, it was in his day, " accord- 
ing to report, nothing more than an ordinary church, under 
the care of a parish priest." 

" Close," the General continues, " to the edge of this 
Forest, on the Nutley side, in a wood still called ' The Chapel 
Wood,' stood formerly an ancient chapel, the fuundations of 
■which are now entirely removed. When it was destroyed I 
know not ; but it is marked in a map of Sussex of the time of 
Queen Elizabeth, which I saw in the Chapter-house of Chi- 
chester Cathedral." 

For an account of this free chapel, see Volume ix,, p. 41. 
And to thisGeneral Davies might have added another chapel, 
which Hogg, in hia picturesque views of the antiquities of 
England and Wales, says stood upon the Forest of Ashdown; 
but the precise locality of which is not at present so well 
known as the Natley Chapel. He calls it " Dudeney 

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It is no more than due to thnt painstaking and inde&tigable 
archaiologist, Mr. Thomas lloneywood, here publiclj to ac- 
knowledge the service which he has been the means of late of 
rendering to our Society, by watching the progress of the 
drainage works, wliich have lately been going on in the town 
of Horsham; and securing everything which the excavators 
of the trenches threw out, wliich he thought might be worthy 
of a place in his own already extensive collection of Sussex 
Antiquities. To these I shall notfurther allude; hoping Mr. 
Honeywood will himself find time to give us an article on 
Bonie of the most curious of them. On one only I shall 
make u few observations. I allude to a medallion, which was 
thrown out with the earth, and which has on one side of it 
King Charles I. concealed in the oak after the battle of 
Worcester ; and on the other, the words " Koyal Oake." The 
medal is about the size of one of our half-crowns. It is of 
brass, and very thin. Might not this, then, have reference to 
the contemplated Order, called "Knights of the Royal Oak," 
which Charles 1st had thoughts of establishing, but which I 
cannot find he ever did establish, as a reward for such as had 
by their personal exertions in his behalf shewed eminent 
loyalty and attachment to him. It was proposed that each 
knight should wear a silver medal, with "the device upon it of 
the king in an oak, such medal being suspended by a ribbon 
round the neck. If the king's intentions were ever carried 
out, certain it is that they were, from motiVfs of State policy, 
immediately suppressed. P. Le Neve, Norroy — MS8. 1660, 
in the British Museum — alludes to this Order, and gives the 
following list of nineteen Susses men who had been selected as 
members of tliis Order, with the annual value of tbeJr 
estates : — George Lunsford, Esqre., of Whiligh. in East- 
lioathly,i,'600; —Lunsford, Esqre., of Windmill Hill, £600; 
— Thorneton, Esqre., £800; George Barker, Esqre., £2000; 
Thomas Middleton, Esqre., £600; Walter Dobell, Esqre. 
(Folkington), £1000; Henry Clune, Esqre., £600; John 
Machell, Esqre., £1000; George Brett, Esqre., £600; 
Edward Eversfield, Esqre., £600 ; Henry Goring, Esqre.^ 
£2000; Henry Inglish, Esqre., £2000; Thomas Henshaw, 
Junr., Esqre., £600 ; Edward Mitchell, Esqre., £1000; 
John May, Esqre., £600; Walter Burrell, Esqre., £600; 



John Eversfleld, Esqre., £1500; — Michelbourne, Esqre., of 
Stanmer,£600; John Cooper, Esqre., of Strood, in SlinfoIJ, 

Besides, then, a display of loyalty towards the King in his 
misfortunes, it would seem from this list that a lunJed estate 
yielding £t)00 per annum and upwards was requisite as a 
further qualification lor admission as a member of this 

With regard to untlquities accidentally disravered during 
the carrying out of repairs and alterations in our Susses 
mansions and churches, it is but little under this head that I 
have now to report; for since the last Volume was issued, but 
little has come to my knowledge. I may, however, state that 
a vague rumour reached me in the course of the autumn of 
last year, that some interesting remains of an arcade bad been 
exposed to view in Slindon House, during the time it was 
undergoing reparation in the preceding spring. This could, 
I think, scarcely have been the case ; for had such a discovery 
been made, Mr. Leslie, who has shewn himself to be by no 
means wanting in archaeological zeal, and who has hitherto 
communicated freely with us on such subjects, would surely 
have known, and informed us of it. 

The circumstance that Slindon House, which is situated 
about midway between Arundel and Chichester, and is quite 
one of our more important aristocratic residences, was built 
early in the thirteenth century, as an occasional residence of 
the Archbishops of Ciuiterbury ; and that it was in early 
times more frequently used by them as a summer retreat 
than the more spacious and centrically situated palace of 
Mayfield, is quite true. This may have arisen from the 
roads about Slindon being at the time in a far more 
passable state than those about Maytield. In 1228 .\rcli- 
bishop Langton, who is supposed to have built the house, 
died here; and in 12S8 Arclibishop Peckliam held an 
Ordination in the Palace Chapel. In 15-13 it was abandoned 
as an arehiepiscopal residence, and after one or two other 
occupations, it became the residence of ihe Earl and Countess 
of Newburgh. Of late years it has been the property and 
residence of Colonel Leslie. The house, which is large and 
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turreted, stands on an eminence, commanding a most exten- 
sive and beautiful maritime view. Of the original piUaoe but 
little more than the foundations have heretofore been sup- 
posed to remain. The rest of the present house is probably 
of the 15th century. The discovery of ancient arches, then 
built in un'th, and hitherto concealed from view Ay, the 15th 
century work, was not at all unlikely to have taken place. 
Still, 1 have no confirmation of the rumour that this has been 
proved to be the case. An account of any such discovery, of 
whatever nature it may be, will be thankfully received by me, 
as Editor, and brought under the notice of the members of 
our Society in the next volume. 

Of churches restored, the only two in the county which 
have come under my observation are those of All Saints, 
Hastings, and Henfield; in both of which the works going oq 
have led to some rather interesting Archieological discoveries. 
Of those brought to light during the restoration of All Saints 
Church, Hastings, I need say nothing, as Mr. Ross has given 
us a fiill description of them in the preceding paper. I shall, 
therefore, proceed to describe the discoveries made in Henfield 
Church during the restoration which it has lately undergone. 

This church, which is dedicated to St. Peter, is of the usual 
type of our Sussex churches. Cartwright, in speaking of it, 
says that it consists of a nave, which is divided from the side 
aisles by an arcade of four arches on each side, and a chancel. 
The date of the building is for the most part of the time of 
Edward III. TJie exceptions are the chancel on the north 
side and the battlemented stone tower at the west end, which 
are of a later date. This northern chancel belongs to the 
lessee of the great tithes, now comuiuted into a rent charge, 
under the Bishops of Chichester. The present lessee is Lord 
Zouche, of Parham. An ancestor of his is bui-ied in this 
chancel. The east window is a particularly fine specimen of 
the style of Gothic architecture of the time of Henry VI., 
and as Thomas Beckington, who was afterwards tlie munifi- 
cent Bishop of Bath and Wells, was Prebendary from 1438 
to 144.^, we may reasonably infer that it was given to the 
church by hira. 

Scarcely any mural paintings were discovered in this church. 




turreted, stands on an erainence, comtoanding a most exteft^ 
sive and beautiful maritime view. Of tlie original palace bafc 
little more than the foundations liave heretofore heen sap" 
posed to remain. The rest of the present house Is probably 
of the 15th century. The discovery of ancient arches, then 
built in with, and hitlierto concealed from view fty, the 15tl| 
century work, was not at all unlikely to have taken plaoa 
Still, I have no confirmation of the rumour that this has beOT 
proved to be the case. An account of any such discovery, oi 
whatever nature it may be, will he thankfully received by ma 
as Editor, and brought under the notice of the members fl 
our Society in the next volume. I 

Of churches restored, the only two in the county whici 
have come under my observation are those of AH Sainta 
Hastings, and Henfield; in both of which the works going o 
have led to some rather interesting Archfleological discoveriol 
Of those brought to light during the restoration of All Saind 
Church, Hastings, I need say nothing, as Mr. Hoss has givei 
us a fill! description of them in the preceding paper. I shal' 
therefore, proceed to describe the discoveries made in Henfie! 
Church during the restoration which it has lately undergow 

This church, which is dedicated to St. Peter, is of the usoi 
type of our Sussex churches. Cartwright, in speaking of il 
says that it consists of a nave, which is divided from the s" ' 
aisles by an arcade of four arches on each side, and a chanci 
The date of the building is for the most part of the time < 
Edward III. The exceptions are the chancel on the nort' 
side and the battlemented stone tower at the west end, whic] 
are of a later date. This northern chancel belongs to 
lessee of the great tithes, now commuted into a rent chargi 
under the Bishops of Chichester. The present lessee is Lo^ 
Zouche, of Parham. An ancestor of his is buried in thP 
chancel. The east window is a particularly fine specimen o 
the style of Gothic architecture of the time of Henry VI^j 
and as Thomas Beckington, who was afterwards the muuift 
cent Bishop of Bath and Wells, was Prebendary from 14^ 
to 1443, we may reasonably infer that it was given to t" 
church by him. 

Scarcely any mural paintings were discovered in this churdj 

212 ascHjEological miscellanies. 

turreted, stands on an eminence, commanding a moat exien- 
sive and beautiful maritime view. Of the original palace but 
little more than the foundations Lave heretofore been sup- 
posed to remain. The rest of the present house is probably 
of the 15th century. The discovery of ancient arches, then 
built iu ^mth^ and hitherto concealed from view by, the 15th 
century work, was not at all unlikely to have taken place. 
Still, I have no confirmation of the rumour that this has been 
proved to be the case. An account of any such discovery, of 
whatever nature it may be, will be thankfully received by me, 
as Editor, and brought under the notice of the members of 
our Society in the nest volume. 

Of churches restored, the only two in the county which 
have come under my observation are those of All Saints, 
Hastings, and Henfield ; in both of which the works going on 
have led to some rather interesting Archreological discoveries. 
Of those brought to light during the restoration of All Saints 
Church, Hastings, I need say nothing, as Mr. Eoss has given 
us a full description of them in the preceding paper. I shall, 
therefore, proceed to describe the discoveries made in Henfield 
Church during the restoration which it has lately undergone. 

This church, which is dedicated to St. Peter, is of the usual 
type of our Sussex churches. Cartwright, in speaking of it, 
says that it consists of a nave, which is divided from the side 
aisles by an arcade of four arches on each side, and a chancel. 
The date of the building is for the most piirt of the time of 
Edward III. The exceptions are the chancel on the north 
side and the battlemented stone tower at the west end, which 
are of a later date. This northern chancel belongs to the 
lessee of the great tithes, now commuted into a rent charge, 
under the Bishops of Chichester. The present lessee is Lord 
Zouohe, of Parham. An ancestor of his is buried in this 
chancel. The east window is a particularly fine specimen of 
the style of Gothic architecture of the time of Henry VI., 
and as Thomas Beckington, who was afterwards the munifi- 
cent Bishop of Bath and Wells, was Prebendary from 1438 
to 1443, we may reasonably infer that it was given to the 
church by him. 

Scarcely any mural paintings were discovered in this church. 



man further informs me, that his neighbour, Mr. RocF 
had a short time back some old iron sent to him, which had 
been dug up in the garden of a Mrs. CoUjer, at Playden. It 
was found in digging at a depth of from three to four feet 
below the surface, and atx»ut five hundi-ed yards from the 
River Roiher, Not knowing what to make of it, it was for- 
warded to Mr. W. D. Cooper, for hia opinion upon it; who at 
once declared it to be the swivel find head-piece of some per- 
son who had been hung in chains ; and he suggested that they 
might have been those of a man who had been convicted of 
piracy, or the plunder of a vessel at sea, and sentenced to be 
hung on a spot within sight of the scene of his crime, as was 
the case with the pirates who were hung opposite to Black- 

And here I cannot but express the gratification which I 
iecl at the improved state of the County of Sussex, and the 
country generally, with regard to public executions, and the 
disappearance from amongst us of those gibbets, on which 
such executions have taken place. One of the last exhibitions 
of this kind in the County took place pursuant to the sen- 
tence passed upon two men, named Drewett, who were 
brothers, and who had been convicted at the Spring Assizes 
of this County, in 1799, of robbing the Portsmouth mail, on 
North Heath Common, near Midliurst. They were executed 
on Horsham Common, April 13th, and their bodies afterwards 
removed to the place where the robbery took place, to be 
there, what is usually called, " hung, in terrorem, in chains." 
The bodies of criminals so condemned were encased after 
death in a framework, constructed of iron hooping, similar to 
those found at Playden, and being hung up on a gibbet, 
were so left to decay. These revolting exhibitions, however, 
have now been discontinued, and even common executions DO 
longer take place in public ; and, I need scarcely add, that 
since these have lieen the case, a marked improvement has 
come over the public mind. North Heath, it will bo observed, 
is on the road from London to Portsmouth, After leaving 
Haslcmere, this road passes over North Heath to Ilind Head, 
at the top of which, on the right-hand side, is tlie deep dell 
called Huckham Bottom, but more generally " The Devil's 
Punch Bowl ;" from theuce it passes through Lipliook and 



Rftlce to SheetbrUlge ; but little of Sussex is traversed by 
this route, tlie North-westeru aogie only of the County being 
touched upon by it ; but that little comprises some of ita 
wildest and most picturesque scenery. Where women and chil- 
dren, and even men, were afraid to tread after nightfall, and 
some of them to trust themselves ulone in broad daylight, so 
great was the dread of the gibbet and its associations, the 
present poet Laureate has built a mansion for the residence of 
himself and his family ; and a few miles further on, just in 
Hampshire, that gtsint of the Law, Sir Koundel Palmer, is 
doing, if he has not already done, the same thing. In the 
story of " The King's Mail,' there are many faithful descrip- 
tions of this heathy district, more especially of Blackdown, 
Lurgashall, and Northchapel, and of the country around Mid- 
hurst and Petworth ; whilst the writer makes an attack on the 
Koyal Mail on Hind Head Heath, on its way from London to 
Portsmouth, in 1785, the chief incident of his story, and ex- 
ceedingly well does he tell it. Great were the facilities for 
violence and crime, which this barren and lonely tract ofifered 
in former days to the lawless and flagitious ; and the older 
residents of the neighbourhood of Midhurst still talk of tlie 
Drewetts' gibbet, and of the deeds of daring with which their 
names were associated, and point with fear and trembling to 
the place where the gibbet stood. 

It 13 worthy of note that the younger of the two Drewetts 
who were here executed asserted his innocence to the very 
last moment he had to live; and a belief prevails in Mid- 
hurst and its neighbourhood, to which the Drewetts belonged, 
and where they were well known, that he was innocent of 
the crime for which he suffered; but that as he could not 
acquit himself of it without implicating his f;ither, who was 
really the guilty person, he preferred death to the disclosure 
of a parent's guilt. He submitted to be hung for his fathei-'a 

Few, with the exception of such as are acquainted with 
North Heath, and the country about Blackdown, are aware 
that within so inconsiderable a distance from the metropolis, 
a district so rugged can he found, or that the County is half 
so picturesque as this locality shews it to be. 

The body of a smuggler, nitmed William Carter, was hung 


in chains, near Sake, on the same Portsmouth road, in 1749. 
( See the account of the atrocities committed by smugglers in 
Vol. X. of our ** Collections," pp. 86-7.) 

A copy of the placard, headed, '* The Last Dying Speech 
and Confession of Robert and William Drewett," is, Mr. 
Arnold informs me, occasionally to be met with ; but it is 
not of sufficient literary merit to be perpetuated by insertion 
in our Volume. Its uncouth verbiage shews that it is the 
production of a very illiterate person. 

Mr. Arnold also informs me, that a Saxon coin of Alfred, of 
an entirely new type, has been lately found at Chichester. 
As, however, I have received no description of it, I must 
postpone my account of it until the next Volume. 



Anno Dom. IGW— 1653. 

Br John Roheet DANIEL-TYSSEN, P.S^A- 

The documents wliiclt are here presented to the notice of the 
Sussex Arclieeological Society form a portion of that large 
and important series of records now preserved among the 
national muniments, and known under the general title of 
" Parliamentary Surveys, A.D. 1649 — 1653." 

The following description of the documents is taken from 

" Introduction to the Calendar and Inventory of Parlia- 
mentary Surveys, preserved among the Records of the late 
Augmentation Office. (7th Report of the Deputy Keeper 
of the Public Records, Appendix 11., p. 224.) 

" The Pai-liamentary Surveys, so called, as having been 
taken under authority of Parliament (A.D. 1649 to 1653), 
extend to all the counties of England and Wales. Some 
documents included in the series are not surveys, but short 
cei'tificalea of value, and others are copies of various evi- 
dences, apparently submitted to the surveyors at the time of 
making the surveys. 

" The surveys themselves are of two kinds, and were made 
respectively under two distinct autliorities. The distinction 
is set forth in the general title of each survey. One class 
was made by virtue ' of a couimission granted upon au Act 
of llie Commons asseiiihled in Piirliament for the sale of the 
Honours, Manors, and Lands' belonging to King Charles I., 
his Queen, and Prince, passed 16th July, 1649. (iSee ' Sco- 
bell's Acts and Oidiuauces,' Fart ii., p. 51.) 

xuil. 2 £ 



" The other class was taken under a Commission, grounded 
upon an Act of the Commons for the sale of the fee farm 
rents belonging to the Comnionwealth of Englund, formerly 
pnyitble to the Crowu of England, Duchy of Lancaster, and 
Duchy of Cornwall, passed 11th of March, lf)49. (See 
Scobell's ' Acts and Ordinances,' Part ii,, p, 106.) 

" As before remarked, some documents in this series are 
only copies of evidences relating to the olijects of the surveys, 
which were probably submitted to the surveyors in the pro- 
gress of making their surveys ; others are short certificates, 
made by the surveyors themselves. 

" The surveys, &c., are subscribed by the autograph signa- 
tures of the surveyors. The series throughout is uniformly 
written on paper of foolscap folio size, each page being 15 
inches long and 12 inches wide. Every document is placed 
in a coarse paper cover, labelled and numbered. With trifling 
exceptions, the whole series is in perfect condition. 

" The period when these records were first placed in the 
late Augmentation Ofiice isatpi-esent uncertain. In the Act 
for selling the fee farm rents, the Clerk of the Pipe was 
appointed to issue certain certificates of the value of the pro- 
perty (see Scobell, Part ii., p. 1071); and it is likely that 
these surveys may have formed part of the Records of the 
I'ipe (of which the Records of the Augmentation Court were 
made pnrt by statute). 

" A few similar surveys, relating to the possessions of the 
Duchy of Lancaster, are in the custody of that department. 
Duplicates of a considerable part of tliis series, together with 
Bome surveys not included in it, are in the Office of the Land 
Eevenue, and some fen among the ' Miscellaneous' of the 
Queen's Remembrancer of the Exciicquer, and also a few in 
the Duchy of Cornwall OflBce relating to Cornwall. A list of 
these portions will be found appended to the conclusion of the 

*' A Calendar of these records was formed by Dr. Pucarel, 
but it does not specify the dates of the enrveys. A list was 
piiiited in 1787, in 'An Account of all the Manors, Mes* 
gUiiges, &c. held by Lease from the Crown,' London, obtong 
4to. It may be stated that the records of the jiarticulars of ] 
the sak'K of the properties, and also of the fee farm itats t 



which these surveys appl/i are also among the Augmeritatioa 
Office records. 

"The original spelling of names has been preserved." 

There are 51 surveys for the county of Sussex, and I 
propose to publish them in the order in which they occur in 
the Calendiirs of the Record Office. 

I further propose giving extracts from the enrolled Deeds 
of tiie lands sold by the I'arliiimeatary Trustees appointed for 
the conveyance of lands, witti the munes of the purchasers or 
grantees, and aniouuts paid for tlie same. 

The following list of places of the Piirliamentary surveys 
is taken from the 8th Report of the Deputy Keeper, Ap- 
pendix ii., p. 70. 


1. Alwicke and Wmck/ord, the hundreils of,' with the 
liberty of Thorney, within the hundred of Bosham, alias 
Daraptford, with the rights, members, and appurtenances. 

November, 1G51. 5 leaves. 

2. Boskam and Damptford^ hundreds of, not found. 

[Note. Tlie old calendar contains this entry 
under No. 2.] 

3. Boskaniy the hundred of, with the rights, members, 
and appurteminces, lying within the Kape of Chichester. 

Octolier and November, 16^1 1. leaves. 

4. ButtinghUl, the Imndred of, with tiic rights, members, 
and appurtenances, lying within the Hape of Lewes. 

Octobt-r and November, 1651. 3 leaves. 

5. Kings Barnes, the hundred or manor of,* with the 
rights, members, and appurtenances lying within Bramber 

October and Novemlier, 1651. 3 leaves. 

6. Manhood, the rents, issues, and profits of the hundred 
of, with the rights, members, and appurtenances lying witbia 
the Rape of Chichester. 

I AMwIckiss Hundred, bul of Klack- ' Kihundrwl, but Mo\p\j » small ea- 

fitrd DnlliiDg seemij to be known. tikl« in Urambtr lUpe. 

> 0( D*Biftfard 1 Qnd no iuforiualion. 


October and Novcmljer, 1651. 6 leaves, 

7. Poyning (Poynings) Jonsmere Holmestrewe^ Sican- 
borough, Streete, Bercombe, Fishergate, and Wallesboume, 
the several hundreds so called, with their rights, memhers, 
and appurtenances.* 

November, 1651. 16 leaves. 

8. Stenyng (Stejning) Reed alias Burbeech, Fishergate^ 
Bfightford, Singlecross, Eastworth, Grensted, Windham 
(half hundred), the several hundreds so called, with their 
rights, members, and appurtennnces. 

November, 1651. 13 leaves. 
[Note. In the body of the survey the Wind- 
ham property is termed the Hundred of 
d. Tipnocke, alias 7'ipnook (Tipnoak), the rents, issues, 
and profits of the hundred of, with the rights, members, and 
appurtenances, lying in the Eape of Chichester.* 

October, 1651. 5 leaves. 

10. Ashdown^ the forest or chace of, alias Lancaster Great 
Park ; parcels of land, called Prestridge Bank and Footi'idge 

Begun September, 1656; perfected March, 1658. 
11 leaves. 
[Note. The following surveys are of property the Forest of 

11. Come Deane Lodge, with the rights, mem- 
bers, and appurtenances. 

16 leaves. 

12. Wairen Lodge, with the rights, members, 

and appurtenances. 


15 leaves. 
Eind Leap Lodge, with the rights, mem- 

bers, and appurtenances. 

Perfected March, 1657. 11 leaves. 

14. White Z>ea7ie Lodge, with the rights, 

members, and appurtenances. 

■ It is quite apparent that Uivso rnr- 
liaiDEiatarf Survejora httd not the 
iilighlest kuowlellge of wlint u Jhindrrd 
meant. Jotamen is the anoieot nod 
nodeni TmtTumere bo oalled ^m a placo 
in Fklmer. 

' Tliia JtuDdred U in tlie Rape ot 
Brmnlwr, not of Chichcner, otiDlhar 
proof of Ibe ignnrance Dl IliMC Pnrila- 
nicut«r£ Surveyots. 




Perfected March, 1657. 12 leaves. 
' Old Lodge^ with the rights, members, and 

Perfected April, 1658. IX leaves. 
■ Broadstone Lodge, with the rights, mem- 
bers, and appurtenances. 

Begun September, 1656; perfected May, 1658. 
14 leaves. 

17. Pippingford Lodge, with the rights, mem- 
bers, and appiu'tenances. 

Begun September, 165G; perfected April, 1658, 
13 leaves. 

18. Ashley Mills. Certain mills so called, 

with certain lands thereunto adjoining, in the parish of 

April, 1650. 5 leaves. 

19. Bexhill and Hooe, Certain lands, lying in the 
parishes of, with their appurtenances. 

August, 1650. 4 leaves. 
[Note. First leaf stained by wet.] 
19a. Bexhill, ^c. 

August, 1 650. 3 leaves. 
[Note. Duplicate of the preceding survey.] 

20. Bexhill. Certain parcels of ground in tlie parish of, 
also a rent of 20s , issuing out of Northe Marshes. 

September, 1656. 4 leaves. 

21. Bexley and Pease Marsh. (Hodie Peasmarsh, a 
parish.) The messuage and tenement, with divers parcels of 
land, &c., commonly called Chantery Lands, alias the Mote, 
lying in the parishes of, 

July, 1650. 4 leaves. 

22. Chesicorih llouae, with the lands called Chesworthe 
ParVe, with the rights, members, and appurtenances, in the 
parish of Horsham. 

April, 1650. 10 leaves. 

23. Chesivorlh and Sedgwike, the quit rents and perqui- 
sites of Courts of the Manor of, with the rights, members, 
and appurtenances. 

April, 1650. 7 leaves. 

24. Chestcorth, Coalstaple^ and Ashley Mills. 


July. 1G50. 1 leaf. 
[Note. This is merely a certificate to the former surveys.] 

25. Cottesford Mill and Cotlesford Forge, two teneoienta 
80 called, with their appurtenances, in the parish of Uart- 

August, 1656. 4 leaves. 
[Note. The greater part of this survey has been destroyed 
by damp,] 

26. Duddleswell and Great Park of Lancaster, the 
manor of, with the rights, members, and appurtenances- 
June, 1650. 20 leaves. 

27. Duddlesii-ell, the manor of, with the manor house or 
lodge called Duddleswell Lodge, and parcel of the Forest or 
Chace of Ashdown, otherwise called Lancaster Great Forest. 

Begun September, 1656; perfected July, 1658. 
132 leaves. 

28. Endieirdck, the manor of, and with the rents com- 
monly called " Endlewick rents, and the Shreife's yeald, and 
tbe Alderman's fines," together with the two courts called 
*' The Threweeks' Court and the ShreJfetown" (read turne), 
with the suite of court money, with the rights, members, and 
appurtenances, in tbe Rape of Pevenaey. 

July, 1652. 6 leaves. 
[Note. On fol. 1 is a certificate from the Commissioners 
touching the grant by King James of part of the manor.] 

29. Eaat Grinstead and Longfield. (Lindfield.) Certain 
lands, &c., in the parishes of. 

May, 1650. 4 leaves. 

30. Helsham. (Hailsham.) Several tenements, with the 
appurtenances, lying in the town and parish of. 

August, 1656. 5 leaves. 

31. Horsham. Messuageor tenement, with the lands, tene- 
ments, meadows, arable, pasture, and hereditaments, com- 
monly called Coalatuple. 

April, 1650. 6 leaves. 

32. Horsham. Certain parcels of land, with the rights, 
members, and appurtenances, lying in the parish of. 

July, 1650. 3 leaves. 

33. Iden, a farm-house and lands, called the Moate Lands, 
lying in the parish of. 


August, 11556. 3 leaves. 

34. LenffTiersh, alius Lagmarsh, iiUas Lagmarsh J^arm, 
the Manor of. With the rights, members, and appurtenances. 

July, 1650. 5 leaves. 

35. St. Leonards. Iron Worts called the Forges or Iron 
Mills, &o., with the rights, members, and appurtenances in the 
forest of.' 

January, 1G5J. 8 leaves. 
.36. Lewis (Lewes). Certain tenements, with the appurte- 
nances, lying in the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle [the dedi- 
cation is to St. Thomas k Beckett], in the Cliff adjoining to. 
August, 1650. 3 leaves. 

37. South MaUinge, near Lewes. Certain lands lying in 
the parish of, 

February 16^. 3 leaves. 

38. Ouldberry^ alias Ouldberry Farm, the Manor of. 
With the rights, members, and appurtenances. 

July, 1650. 4 leaves. 

39. /'pi'en5ji(Fevensey) alias (sometimes styled the 
honor of Aquila), the manor, with the appurtenances lying 
in Pevensey Kape. 

October and November, 1649. 69 leaves. 
[Note. Fol. 1 to 8 contain exphmations of the custom of 
" Portreeve Service" held of the manor, with a list of the 
tenants under such service. There is no fol. ^3, trom a 
mistake apparently in the numbering.] 

40. Pemsey (Pevensey) the manor of. 

March, 1649. 3 leaves. 
[Note. Tills is called a certificate additional to the pre- 
ceding survey,] 

41. Pevensey^ lands in the Manor of. 

March, 1650, 9 leaves. 

[Note. On fol. 1 is a list of papers relative to Mr. 
Threeke'a (Tkreele'x) claim to these hinds ; and a copy of the 
grant of part of them from King James f, to Kdward Ferrers 
IB recited on fol. 2 to 8.]. 

4^. Pevensey, the Hope of. " The fines, issues, iS;c , of the 
Scedulls under y* scale of y* Green wilx office, estreuttd out 
of y' Publiquc Excheq' within y' libertie of y* Uuchje of 
Lancast' within." 

' Sp<i S'lfwx Arch. O'WIod*, tpl. it. 



July, 1652. 4 learea. 

43. Pemsey (Pevensey), the Manor of. 

May, 1650. 1 leaf, 
[Note. A certllicate or " abbreviatt of the lands claimed 
fcy Mr. Threeke in the manor."] 

44. Pevensey, the Manor or Lordship. 

No date. 4 leaves. 
[Note. A copy of Mr. Threeke's grant to Maurice Albert.] 

45. Midgwiclce. Certain parcels of ground, with the rights, 
members, and appurtenancfs lying in the parish of. 

October, 1651. 4 leaves. 

46. Ridgeicicke, lands in. 

No date. 5 leaves. 
[Note. Copy of a grant by James I.] 

47. Seabeeck, the Manor of, alias Seaoeech Farm, with the 
rights, members, and appurtenances. 

July, 1650. 4 leaves. 

48. SedguncJce Lands. All those lands commonly bo 
called, sometime called Sedgwicke Park; with the rights, 
members, and appurtenances, lying in the parishes of Hor- 
ehani, Nutburst, and Broadwater. 

April, 1650. 13 leaves. 

49. Sharenden, the Manor of. With the rights, members, 
and appurtenances, lying in the parishes of Mayfield, Rother- 
field, and Wadhurst. 

May, 1650. 8 leaves, 

50. Old Shoreham, the Manor of. With the rights, mem- 
hers, and appurtenances. 

October, If51. 6 leaves. 

51. Tortington Farm, alias the Priory of Tortington. 
Messuage, lands, and other the appurtenances so called. 

August, 1656. 4 leaves. 

Com. Susses, ] A Survey of the Hundred of Alwicke 

Hundred of ((Aldwick)' and VMnckfbrd, together with 

Aldwick. [the liberty of Thorney, within the Ilun- 

No. 1. ) dred of Boshani alias Damptford, with the 

rights, members, aud appurtenances thereoilyeing and beingo 

within the rape of Chiuhesler, in the County of Sussex, par- 




the possession of Cbarles Stuart, late King of England, 
made and taken by us whose names are hereunto subscribed, 
in tlie month of NoFember, 1651, by vertue of a commission 
grounded upon an act of the Commons of Enjjhtnd in Parlia- 
ment assembled for sale of the aforesaid premisses uuder the 
hands and seals of five or more of the honourable the ti'usteea 
in the said act named and appointed. 

All that rent coiumonly calk-il or knowiie by Llic name of 
Comuiuii fine, alias SherilTes nyde money, due aad 
payalilp by the tnwneshipp or tything of Totten, anJ 
payable at Michaelmas only, U [ler annam . . . xsij'' 

The like rent duo and payable by the towusUiiip or tytbing 
of Streute, and payable at the lime afiurusaid, ia pel' 
anniiui ij' 

The like rent due from the townesUipp of Somford, and 

payable ae afurosaid, i» per annam .... ix' 

The like rent due from the townusbipp ur tytbing of Cbad- 

Uarster^and payable aa aforesaid, in per annum . . iij' iiij* 

The like rent due from tlie towneahlpp or villadge of Sid- 
ling, and payable ub nforesiwd, is [wr annum . . ii' 

The like rent due from the lowm-Bliipp or tytbing of Ham- 
bett is per annum rj' viij" 

The like rent due from the towneshipp or yilladge of Pro- 

viuder I.assors and Emora is per aunam . . . vj" viij'* 

The like rent due frum a oertaiuo farnie colled Brigg's 

fanue, b Ilygatte as aforesaid, is per annum xvj^ 

The like rente due from tie liberty of Thorney, nithin the 
hundred of Bosliam, and payable as aforesaid, is per 

The Court Loeta, together with tlio three weokes courts 
kelonginge to the aEToresaid hundreds, fines and amer. 
ciamentfi of the said courts, post fines, fines and amcr^ 
ciamenta at the assizes and sessions of all such defaulters 
Boe fined and amercied within tlie said hundred, weifes, 
estrayes, dcodajids, fellons' goods, goods of fellons of 
thcmselTes, of fugitives, and of coudempned persons, 
linwkinge, banting, fishing, fowling, and all other prof- 
fitta and perqaisitts to the royalties of tbe afforesaid 
bandred and liberties apperteyning, we e&timate to be 
north, coinmuuibus auuis ...... cKiij* iiij'' 

There is a court leet belonging to each of the afforesaid 
liuudrods keept at tlie nsuuU times. 

And ulsoe a three wt;ekcs court belonging to the hundred 
of Winckford alias Damptford usually holden at a place 



called Reegate within the said Hundreds, and the court leet 
for Alwicke is keept at a place called Alwicke-greene. 

The inhabitants within the aflforesaid hundreds are to per- 
forme theire suite and service at the said courts soe often as 
they shalbe thereunto required by warrant or summons from 
the steward. All actions under forty shillings may be tried 
and determined within the aflforesaid three weekes courts. 

Memorandum, the aforesaid court leete for the hundred of 
Alwicke is held and all the profitts thereof received by 
William Lord Craven, and the court leete and three weekes 
court held for the hundred of Winckford alias Dampford is 
held and received by Sir John Carroll (Caryll of Hartyng), 
Knight, and the foresaid rents with the amerciaments upon 
defaults of the said hundred at the aflforesaid assizes and 
sessions, are received by the sheriflFe of the county on the 
behalfe of the state. But by what power or authority the 
said Lord Craven, and the said Sir John Carroll doe soe hold 
and keepe the said Courts and receive the profitts of the same, 
we knowe not, but referr theire interest therein to be cleared 
before the honourable the trustees. 

An Abstract. 

The common fines of the afforesaid towneshipps or tjthings 

per annum ........ xxxj' rij* 

And the liberty of Thorney is per annum ... v« 

The improvement upon the courts is, per annum . . cxiij' iiij* 

Sunmia totallis per annum . yij^ ix' xj<i 

Hugh Wbbb. 

Will. Mar. 

BiOHARD Sadler. 

Fr. Conigravb. 
Perfitted the 26th of November, 1651. 

(Indorsed.) The hundreds of Alwick and Winckford, Bosham and 
Dampford, com. Sussex. 

Sold 9 Dec., 1651, to John Urlyn. 
Keceived this 26th of November, 1651. 
Transmitted to the Surveyor Generall the same day. 

Bosham and ] 
Dampford I The Survey relating to this hundred cannot 

hundred. ( be founc* 

No. 2. 



Com. Sussex. ] A Survey of the rents issues and profitta 
The hundred of (of the hundred of Bosham" with the rights 
Basliara. [ memliers and appurfenauces thereof ]yeing 
No. 3. ) and beinge withiu the rape of Chiohester 
in the county of Sussex reputed to be parcell of the posses- 
Bion of Charles Stuart late King of England made and taken 
by us whose names are hereunto subscribed in the month of 
October, 1651, by vertue of a commission grounded upon an 
act of the Commons of England in parliament assembled 
for sale of tiie premises under the liands and seales of five 
or more of the trustees in the said act named and ap- 

All thnt rent commonly called or knowne bj tho name of 
common fine monej, due and payable from the towne- 
ahipp or tjthing of East Ashling is pur aDnam . . t' 

The like teat due and payable from the towneshipp or 

tjtbing of East Ashlinge is per annum . . . x' 

The like rent due and payable frt-m the towneshipp or 

tything of Fi!»hbo(irDe, is )»cr annum , . . v' Tj" 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshipp or 

tything of Binlbriiige is per aaiinm . . , . t* 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshipp or 

tything of Creed * is per annum . . . , iiij ' 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshipp or 

tything of Fountiugton is per annum ... t* 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshipp or 

tything of Croke IB per annum iiij' 

The like rent due and payjthle from the towneshipp or 

tything of Wallton is pur nnutim . , ■ . iiij" 

The like rent due and payable from the towueshipp or 

tything of Southwood is per annum .... x* 

The pruffitts of Court Leeta, 'together with a three woekes' 
court, tines, and ameiviaments of the said courts, past 
fines, fines and amereiaraents at the assizes and sessions 
of all defaulters fined and amercied within the gaid 
hundred, waife, estreyg, deodands, fellons' goods, ^ooda 
of fellons of themselves, of fugitives, and of condempned 
persons, hawking, hunting, fowling, fishing, and all 
profitts and perquisitts within the foresaid hundred to 
the royalty thereof any wayes apperteyniug, we estimate 
to he worth, eommunibus aunis vj" xiij' iiij" 

• The hundred of Busham oontains spot The trBditiODjiheallothsra, may 
(he pkriihua o( Wcct Thoniey. Bushum, pass for obat Ui« worth, for whotherthe 
Chidliun, Funtin^cton. and West Stukc. great Apostle ever vieiled our shor«a is 

* Them la a IradiUun that wh^n St. eitremcly doubtful. 
Paul CMuo U> Britain, he kndcd ueor this 



The court leet and law day are usually holden within the yeare at some 
convenient place within the hundred. 

The officers are swome for the severall towneshipps and tythings 
Tfithin the foresaid hundred at the foresaid court. 

The foresaid three weekes' court is usually kept. 

The inhabitants within the afforesaid hundred are to performe theire 
suite and service to the afforesaid courtes so often as they shalbe there- 
unto required by warrant from the Steward. 

Att which said courts all actions not exceeding thirty-nine shillings 
eleven pence may be tryed and determined. 

The aforesaid conmion fines are payable by the severall constables and 
tythingmen of their respective towneshipps or tythings at Lady day onlj. 

An Abstract. 

The foresaid rent, called common fine, per annum . . lij' vj« 

The improvement of the courts is per annum . . . vj" xiij* iiij* 

Bumma totalis per annum . ix^* v' x** 

Memorandum. — The profitts of the foresaid hundred are held and 
received by the Lady Bartlett or her assignes, but by what grant the same 
18 so held we know not, but humbly refere the same to be cleered before 
the honorable the trustees. 

Hugh Webb. 

Will. Mar. 


Fb. Conigravb. 

Perfected the 11th of November, 1651. 

(Indorsed.) The hundred of Bosh am. la com. Sussex. 

Sold to John Urlyn. 

Com. Sussex. ] A Survey of the Hundred of Buttinghill,^^ 
The Hundred off with the rights members and appurtenances 
Buttinghill. j thereof lyinge and being within the Rape of 
No. 4. ) Lewis, in the County of Sussex, late percell 
of the possessions of Charles Stuart late King of England made 
and taken by us whose names are hereunto subscribed, in the 
month of October, 1651, by vertue of a commission grounded 
upon an act of the Commons of England in Parliament 
assembled for sale of the said premises, under the hands and 
scales of five or more of the honourable trustees in the same 
Act named and appointed. 

>® The hundred of Buttinghill contains Slaagham, Ardingly, . Balooml»« "^ 
12 ]>ari8he8, viz : Clayton, Key mer, Hurst- Hothlyi Crawley, and WoH 
pierpoint, Twineham, Bolney, Cuokfield, 



Tlie profBtts of tlie aforesaid Iluadreii doe conaiat only of 
« Court Leolp ke[)t att a plate called Cookfoitd [Cucb- 
field] willi the wayfM ond eetrayoa ; which said firoffit* 
wee eslymale att, cumuuibue auuiii .... xxxvj' viij* 

Mbvorandith. — The aroresaid conrt lecte, liclongiug to the aforeEaid 
hundred, is held, with the protBtta arising by the Hame,wliich are ivceived 
by tlie Iiord Gureiiig or his ueaignes, I'ut by wliatgraiint the said hundred 
iK so hidd and eujoyiid who know uott. Aud doe therefore returne ihc 
Bame to be in the possession of the honuournble 

Is Abstract. 

The proffitts of the 

idred IS per annum . . xxxvj' viij" 
IIuoB Wbbb. 
Will. Mab. 
Richard Sadlkr, 
Fn. CosioRAVE. 
Perfecled the llth of NoTsmber, 1651. 
(Indorsed.) The hundred of Buttioghill, in com. Sussex. 
12 Nov. '51. 

Com. Sussex. 1 A Survey of the hundred alias the manor 
Hundred of (of Kings Barnes," with the rights members 
Kings Barnes. ( and appurtenances thereof lyeingeandbeing 
No 5. ) witliin BramberEape in thecounty of Sussex 

percell of the possessions of Charles Stuart late Kinge of 
England, made and taken by us wliose names are hereunto 
subscribed, in the mooth of October 1051, by virtue of a 
commission grounded upon an act of the Commons of England 
in Parliament assembled for the sale of the honours manners 
and lands heretofore belonging to the late King Queene and 
Prince under the hands aud seales of five or more of the 
honourable trustees in the said act named and appuiuCed. 

All that rent commonly called or knowne by the name 
of eommoD fiiie, alias Sherifi's' ajdc, due aud payable 
from the aforesaid Kings Barnes, being one messuage 
late Sir Peter Ricards, with aererall lands thereunto 

belonging, lying and being within the parish of , 

and is due and payable at Utcliaelmua only, for the 
aydo of the eheriffe, for the whole rope of Brambcr, 
the summe of per annum ..... vj" siij' iiij* 

■> Eiiiga-BnrtieB niauor iiiMiil Id have 
dartvod its nmuu troia KIliK KIMivulT 
(IMbor of AlfriNl the UrcHt), who lln 
Mtlod In tf tcyaing ebntvb, near at haad. 

'■•probably a gront^ranji) belunebg 

Ui that monarch. The aile o( the aucient 
msDur-heiue is a very ghorl distnoce (roin 
llroniber Ciutle. and In thu Ordaaece 
Survey is marked as Kiagt Uamea. 


Memorandum. — Wee could not finde upon our surreye hereof that 
there were any other proffitts arising to the late King out of the afore- 
said Kings Barnes more then afore specified, and the inheritance of the 
yj" xiij* and iiij^, as we are verbally informed, is sould by the honour- 
able the trustees unto — Searle, widdow, who hath since received the 
aforesaid rent, due at Michaelmas last. 

Hugh Webb. 

Will. Mar. 

Richard Sadler. 

Fr. Conigrave. 
Perfected the 11th of November, 1651. 
(Indorsed.) The survey of Kings Barnes, in Com. Sussex. 
12 Nov. '61. 

Com. Sussex, ] A Survey of the rents issues and profits 
The Hundred of (of the hundred of Manhood^ (or Manwode 
Manhood. [with the rights members and appurtenances 
No. 6. ) thereof lying and being v^ithin the rape of 

Chichester in the Countey of Sussex, late parcell of the pos- 
session of Charles Stuart late King of England made and 
taken by us whose names are hereunto subscribed, in the 
month of October, 1651, by virtue of a commission grounded 
upon an act of the Commons of England in Parliament 
assembled for sale of the foresaid premises under the hands 
and seals of five or more of the trustees in the said act named 
and appointed. 

All that rent commonly called or knowne by the name 
of common fine money, due and payable from the 
towneshipp or tything of Ardmodington (Almoding- 
ton) is per annum xij* 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshipp or 

tything of Birdham is per annum .... ix** 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshipp or 

tything of West Wittering is per annum . . xij* 

The proffitts of courte leetes, together with a three 
weekes' court, fines, and amerciaments of the said 
courts, post fines, fines and amerciaments att the 
assizes and sessions of all defaulters which shalbe so 
fined and amercied within the said hundred, and 
extreted under the greenewax of the publique Ex- 
chequer, all waifes, estreys, deodands, fellons' goods, 
goods of fellons of themselves, of fugitives, and of 
condempned persons, ha^ "hunting, f 

>> The hundred of ManhcH * Sidleahain, 

the pariflheB of Selsey, Eai 


fishing, and all other proffitts and perquisitts within 
the foresaid hundred, to the royalty any waves apper- 
teininge, we estimate to bee worth, communibus annis viij" yj» viij* 


[There] is a court leet belonging to the foresaid hundred, held at the 
nsuall times. 

And also a three weekes' court belonging to the foresaid hundred 
which hath usually bin held at the late Bishopp House in Chichester. 

Att the foresaid court leete all constables and tything men within 
the foresaid hundred are discharged, and others swome for the insuing 

All publiquc annncenses ought to be presented at the foresaid court. 

The common fine within the foresaid hundred is due and payable 
at Lady-day only, by the constables and tything men of each towneshipp. 

At the foresaid three weekes' court any action not exceeding thirty- 
nine shillings and eleavcn pence may be tryed and determined. 

The inhabitants within the foresaid hundred are to attend the foresaid 
courts, by warrant from the steward of the same to serve upon juries, 
and upon default to be amercied. 

An Abstract. 

The common fine cometh unto, per annum . . ii' ix* 

The profitts of the foresaid courtes and other perquesitts 

are valued, per annum viij" vj* viij* 

Summa Totalis per annum . . viij" ix* v* 

Memorandum. — The rents and profitts of the foresaid hundred of Man- 
hood are held and received by — Beauchamp, gent., who pretends to hold 
the same with the manor of Buckham, parcell of the revenncw of the late 
bishopp of Chichester, as wee are informed, by virtue of a grant from the 
Trustees for sale of the lands heretofore belonging to the late bishopps. 
But whether the said Mr. Beauchampe hath bought the same, or that the 
trustees had power to dispose of the foresaid hundred, wee humbly refere 
to better judgments. 

Perfected the 11th of November, 1661. 

Hugh Webb. 
Will. Mar. 
Richard Sadler. 
Fr. Conigrave. 
(Indorsed.) The hundred of Manhood, in com. Sussex, 12 November, 

Com Sussex. I A Survey of Several hundreds called or 

Lewis Rape, > knowne by the names (viz.) of Poyning 

No. 7. ) hundred, Jonsmere hundred,^ Holmestrewe 

11 Now called Totirumere, Within a place still known as " Younsmero 
the memory of our fathers the hundred PiV' in Falmer parish, 
courts were held on the open Downs, at 


(Holmstrough) hundred, Swanborough hundred, Streete hun- 
dred, Bercombe Hundred, Fishergate hundred, and Walles- 
borne hundred, with their and every of their rights, members, 
and appurtenances thereof lyeing and being within the rape 
called or knowne by the name of Lewis rape in the county of 
Sussex parcell of the possessions of Charles Stuart late Kinge of 
(sic). Made and taken by us whose names are hereunto sub- 
scribed in the month of November, 1651, by virtue of a 
commission grounded upon an act of the Commons of Eng- 
land in parliament assembled under the hands and seales of 
five or more of the trustees in the said act named and 

The Hctndred of Poyninos.i* 

All that rent called or knowne by the name of common fine 
money due, and payable from the burrough and tything 
of Poyning, is per annmn iii' iiij<i 

The like rent due and payable by the burrough of Pycoom- 

ber (Pyecombe), is per annum iii* viii<* 

The like rent due and payable by the burrough of Nytim- 

ber (Newtimber), and is per annum .... iiii" iiii** 

The like rent due and payable by the burrough of Perching^ 

and is per annum . TJ» yiij** 

And alsoe a rent due, and payable out of the aforesaid 
hundred, called or knowne by the name of the Alderman's 
fine, and is per annum . . . . . . ii' vj** 


All that rent called or knowne by the aforesaid name of 
common fine money, due and payable by the burrough 
of Portslade, and is per annum ..... vj' 

The like rent due and payable by the burrough of Hangle- 
ton, and is per annum iij' 

And alsoe due and payable out of the aforesaid hundred 

for the Aldermen's &ies, per annum .... ii' vj* 

The Hundred op Streete.i^ 

The like rent, as aforesaid, called or knowne by the said 
name of common fine, due and payable from the bur- 
rough of Weevelsfeild, and is per annum . . . ii" 

>* The hundred of Poynings contains tains the parishes of Aldrington, Hang^e- 

the parishes of Poynings, Newtimber, ton and Portslade. 

Pyecombe and Fulking, a hamlet in the *^ The hundred of Street contains the 

parish of Edburton. parishes of Chailey, Wivdsfield, Plamp- 

» Perching is in the parish of Edbur- ton, Street, Westmeston, Ditohlini^ 

ton. Chailey and the hamlet of GhlltiDgtoii. 

16 The hundred of Fishersgate oon- 




The like rent dne and pnyable by tlie burrough of Ardingly, 

and is per Fumum ....... iiij' iiij'' 

The Hko rent dne Find payable from the bnrrongli of Chay- 

lie, aiid Ls per annum ...... iiij' 

Tlie like rent due onii payable by the biirrougb of Iiynd- 

feild Bardolpb, and is per annum .... iii* ii'' 

The like rent due and payable from the burroaghof Ploinp- 

ton, and is per annum ...... v* 

The like rent due and payable by the burroogb of West- 

meston, and h per annum V viij 

The like rent dne and payable by the barroogb of West- 

heathly CWesthothly). and is per annum . . iiij" xj* 

The like rent dne and payable by the burrough of Ba- 

combe(Bnlcoinbe^, and is per annum .... iiii* x^ 

The like rent dae and payable hy ttie burrough of Ditche- 

ling, and is per annum ...... iiii' 

The like rent due and payable by the bnrrougb of Streete, 

and is per annum ....... iiii" 

The Aldermen's fines dne from the aforsBaid hundred U 

per annum ii' Tj* 

Tbb Hdndred or BEnooMDE(BAacuHBR). 

The like rent of common fines money, due and payable by 

the bnrrougb of Hamscy, and is per nnnnm . . viij' ijj 

The like rput due and payable by the towneshipp or bnr- 
rougb of Barcootube, and is per annum ... x* ij^ 

The like rent duo and payable by the towneshipp or bur- 
rough of Neworcke (Newick), and is per annum . . y' viij** 

And the rent due from the aforessid hundred, called by 

the name of the Aldermens fineB,!^ is per annum . . ii* rj' 


Tho rent due and payable by tlie townihipp or burrough 
called Notteiideane, alias Nottingdenu (Rottingdean), 
by the name of common fine, as aforesaid, is per annum xiij' iiij't 

And the rent due and payable by the hundred called the 

Aldermens fines as aforesaid is per auuum ... ii* tJ'' 

Tarn HcsDRED of Hoijhestiuwk^ (Holmstbocgh). 

The rent dne and payable by the towneshipp or Bnrrougb 
of Rodmell called by tbe aforesaid name of commoa fines 
money is per annum xiij' iiij'' 

" The bunilred o[ Bnrcombe coalains »° The hundred o( Younsmere coo- 

the parishes of Humsc}', itnrco>Db«,iuid laini' tho parl^liea of Falmur, Ovingdcan 

Newick. and Ilottiugdcan. 

■' I'snoOH vho tutve lerred ibe office " Tbe huiiiired of Bolmittongb eoa- 
of Constable in a borough or hundred tains tbe nu-Uheii of TeI»coiube, New- 
are locally called "Aldermen." Tho haven, PiiUUngLoe, ftouthease, and Bod- 
natureofttieniMtrererredtoisaDknefra. mell. 








WW ._ 







The like rent due and payable by the towneshipp or bur- 
rough of Southees and Telscumbe is per annum . 

The like rent due and payable by the burrough of Meech- 
inge (Newhaven) and Pedding [hoe] and is per annum 

And the like rent due and payable from the inhabitants 
within the afforesaid hundred for the aldermens fines is 
per annum 

The Hundred op Swanburough.22 
(In Iford.) 

The rent called or knowne by the aforesaid common fine 
money due and payable by the burrough of Iford is per 
annum ...*..... 

The like rent due and payable by the burrough of Kingston 
and is per annum ....... 

The like rent due and payable by the burrough of Weston 
and is per annum ....... 

And also the rent due and payable from the inhabitants 
within the aforesaid hundred called the Aldermens fines 
as aforesaid is per annum ...... 

Walesborne (now Dean) Hundred. 

The like rent of common fine money as aforesaid certified 
due and payable by the Burrough of Brighthelmstone 
and is per annum ....... xiii* iiij* 

The like rent due and payable by the towneshipp or bur- 
rough of Patcham is per annum . . . • . x* 

And the rent due from the inhabitants within the aforesaid 
hundred by the name of the Aldermens fine as afore 
specified is per annum ...... ij" vj** 

The profitts of the Court leets belonging to the aforesaid 
several hundreds with a three weeks court fines issues 
and amercements of the said courts waifes estrayes and 
all other profitts as they are now enjoyed by the several 
persons hereafter specified we rallue to be worth com- 
munibus annis ...... [no sum mentioned.] 

Memorandum. — The aforesaid rent called common fine money with all 
and singular the issues and proffitts of the aforesaid courts is claymed by 
(viz* ) the Lord of Abergavene one moyety thereof, the Earle of Arundell 
one-fourth parte, and the Edrle of Dorsett the other fourth-part thereof, 
which said persons have long since enjoyed the same, and do hould and 
keepe all and singuler the courts belonging to the aforesaid hundreds the 
proffitts arising thereby being divided amongst them according to the 
aforesaid proportion, but by what graimt the said Lord Abergavene, the 

>* The hundred of Swanborough ^ The hundred of Whalesbone, or 

eontuns the parishes of Iford and King- Dean, contains the parishes of Brighton^ 
•ton. West BlatohiDgton, and Patoham* 



Baid Lord Amndcll, and the Batd Earlc of Dorsctt doc soo hoiHd and 
receive the same weu know not^ and therefore doe retnrne the Banie in 
the iiossession of the honnourable the trastees. 

The proffitta of felons' goods, together with post fines, fines and amer- 
ciamcntfl estreated otit of the court of the pnblique Exchequer ander tha 
greene wax there upon defanltes within the said rape, fined aoil amerced 
att the assizes and sessions houldcn for the said County of Sussex with 
the bailywicke in cheife of the said rape of Lewis and the aeverall huu- 
dreds belonging to the same with all and singular the other proffitts and 
royalties to the aforesaid cheife bailywicke of the aforesaid rape any wise 
belonging or appertaining wee valine to he worth commnnibna annis. 

[No 6mn named.] 

MBMORARBtTH. — The aforesaid bailywicke profBtts and royalties are 
held and reoeired by the aforesaid Earle of Arrundel, but by what graunt 
the 8aid Earle doth soe hold and enjoy the same wee know nott, butt by 
the best information wc could gatne upon the survey thereof wee finde 
that the said i'^arle doth clayme to honld the same in right of one John 
Holland esquire, and that the said Earle hath not made good his clayme 
in the court of the publiqae Exchequer as hec ought to have done and 
alsoe (loth remayne there a great debtor for maney arreares of rent due 
upon the same wberuby wee humbly conceive the said Earl hath noe just 
interest in the aforesaid bailywicke and royidlies, and therefore doe re- 
turne the same in the possession of the honnouruble the trusteci- 

The conrt leets for the aforesaid hundreds are held twieo in the yeare 
at the usual] tymes ( viz' ) for the hundred of Poyniuge kept at Poyninge 
burrough, for the hundred of Holmestrewe alt Budmell(Uodmi'U), fortha 
hundred of Swanbarrough att Kingston, for the hundred of ilonsmere 
at Hal]mere( Palmer), for the hundred of Walleshnrroogh att Bright- 
helmston, for the hundred of Fishergate at Portslode, for the hundred of 
Bercoombe att Bercombe, and for the handred of titreete att Ditchelinge. 

And the three weeks conrt for the aforesaid severall hundreds is kept 
at the townc of Lewis. 

Att the court leets all offices within the respectiTe hundreds are sworn 
at Michaelmas leete for the performance of their sevcrail offices. 

Att the said court Icote all annoyances committed within any hundred 
OQght to bee amercied. 

The inhabitants within the aforesaid hundreds are to doe their enite and 
service to the Lord thereof at the aforesaid conrt and there to essogne. 

At the aforesaid threeweeks court all actions not exceeding xxxix' xi' 
may he Iryed and dolemiined. 

And iJie eeverall inhabitants within the said hnndreids are to appeare at 
the said court soe often as they shalbee thereunto required by warrant from 
thestnartelo serve apon juries for tiyall of causes there depending. 

" ThU is (lenrly oxpUinnbla : the 
three noblemen lield thp bq.rou)' of Tjcwes 
in coparcenar}', and UieJr decceDdanU 


TliK rnntia to be paid half jaarl/, by the conatalilo or tytlimgpauui~ 
oach borough . 

As Abstract. 

Tho nfoivNaid common tine tnon[>7 within tbo aforesaid 

Biirprall Imndruds conieth onto per anotiDi , . ix" ix" ix* 

Thti Brorosiiiil nmt callod the Aldennana fiue eometU nato 

por aniioui xx» 

Anil tho improTPtnonts upon the court loots of the scverall 

hundreds and other perquisites iaper anuiim , . xiiij" x* 

And iho profittea of the Ureennaxu ami otiier perqnisitea 

afore specified is valauU att |jcr antitim . xxiiij" x* 

The B 

QC totall of the aforesaid hundreds 
e perannam . . . . 


HuoH Webb, 
Will, Mar, 
RtrBiBn SADLBn, 
Fr. Conioratk. 
This survey was perfittod the xi'" day of November, 1651. 

(Indorsed.) The survej of the hundreds of Poyuing, Yonsmore, Hall- 
mestry, Swanebrongh, Street, ficrcombe, Fishersgate and 'Wallesboame, 
within the Rape of Lewis. 

In Com. Sussex, 12 November, 51. 

Augmentation Office. Parliamentary Surveys. 
Sussex. No. 8. (ISmemb.) 

Com. Sussex. \ A Survey of the several Imndreda called or 
Hundred of ( known by the names (viz'.) of Stening hun- 
Stening, &c. (dred, Beed hundred, alias Burbeech hundred, 
No. 8. ; Fishergate hundred, the hundred of Bright- 
ford, the hundred of Singlecross, the hundred of Eastworth 
(Easewrith) and the hundred of Grensteed and the halfc hun- 
dred of Windham with their and every of tbeir rights, mem- 
bers, and appurtenances thereof lyeing and being within the 
rape of Bromber in the county of Sussex late parcell of the 
possessions of Charles Stuarte late King of England made 
and taken by us whose names are hereunto subscribed io 
the month of November 1G51, by virtue of a commission 
grounded upon an act of the Commons of England assembled 
in parliament under tlie hands and seals of five or more of the 
trustees in the said act named and appointed. 


The HuNDitKD ob Stkninge,'"' 

All that rent commonly called or kiiovme lij the name 
of common fine ninney due and payable by iho towneeliipp 
or tything calleil Ammigden (Anniiigton ?) and But- 
tolpli, and to he paid halfe yearly is per annum . . rjij* 

The like rent diie and payable by the tnirnesliipp or 
tything called Sontbbrooke and Bidlington (there nai 
was andenlly a chapel there), sad payable oa aforesud 
and IB pci annum viij* 

The like rent due and payable by the toirneahipp or tylhiug 

of Wistonispcr annnni xxiiij' 

The like rent dueaiid payable by the towneshipp or tything 

called Combell is per annum ..... xii|j' \ 

The like runt dne and payable by the towneshipp or tything 
of Washlington (Washington), aod payableat the tyme 
aforesaid is per annum xxiij' 

And also a rent due and payable out of the aforesaid hun- 
dred called or knovnie by the name of the Aldermana 
fines and payable at Michaelmas only is per annum . ij' v 

Thb HotiDRED OP Bbedb (Burbbacb).^ 

The like rent due and payable from the townesbippor tything 
of Sontbbrooke payable at Michaelmas and Lady-day is 
P«r»nnum tj' 

The like rent due audpajable by the towneshipp called On Id- 
bridge is per annum ....... yj' 

The like rent due and payable by the towneship or lytbinge 

of Uushonlt is per annum xxtj' 

The like rent due and payable by the towneshipp or tything 

of Beeding and Stamford is per annum . xxrj* 

The like rent due and payable by the towneehipp or tything 

of Horton is per annum nrj* 

The like rent due and payable by the towneship ot tything 

of Abberton (Edburton)is per annum , . , . viij" 

And also the rent due and payable from the aforesaidhnn- 

dred called the Aldermans fine is per annum . . ij' 

Tbb Halpb HosnfiED or Fibheboatb." 

The like rent due and payable bj the towneshipp or tything 

called Southneel and is per annum .... xxTJ' 
The like rent duo and payable by the towneshipp or tytbing 

called Kingstone and is per annum 

" The hundrnl uf Steyning ooelarua 
llie parialics ol Cootnhvt, Buttolplis, 
Witton, niid WnaliiiiBtoii. *!■(> the bo> 
roughs of Brniubor and Siojrntnii;, 

" llie liuudred of Ifccda or Burbeaoh 

ssij* viij* 

ountnini the pari»he« of Upper Beeiling, 
Edburtou, Lower Deeding, and l&sld. 

" The huniirpJ of FithtngatB oon- 
taioM Um paritbee at Old Htnuehaffl, 
Kingston Ei«iTiey,aiidSauthwtok. 

• • • •_ 



The Hundred of Briohtford.^ 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshippor tything 
called Samptell and Pererell (Sompting-Peverell) is per 
annum ......... 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshipp or 
tythinge of Hancninge (Lancing) and payable as afore- 
said is per annum ....... xx* 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshipp or tything 

of Findon and payable as aforesaid is per annum . . xxv' 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshipp or 
tything of Heen and Effington (OflSngton) and is per 
annum . . . . . . . . . viij" iiij* 

The like rent due and payable by the towneshipp or tything 

of Clapham and is per annum ..... xxij' 

And the Aldermcns line of the aforesaid hundred is per 

annum ......... ij* vj'* 

The Halfb Hundred of Sinolegrosse.^ 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshipp or 
tything of Wharnham and payable at Michaelmas and 
Lady- day as aforesaid is per annum .... xiij* iiij** 

The like rent due and payable from the towneshipp or 

tything of Sedgwicke and is per annum . . . iiij» 

The like rent due and payable from the townshipp or 

tything. of Ifeild and is per annum .... xvij» x** 

The like rent due from the townshipp or tything of 

Combes and is per annum ix" vj** 

And the Aldermans fine of the aforesaid hundred is per 

annum ij* vj* 

The Hundred of Eastworth^o (Easewrith). 

The like rent as aforesaid due from the townshipp or 

tything of Sullington is per annum .... xiiij • 
The like rent due from the towneshipp or tything of 

Thackam (Thakeham), and is per annum . . . xvj" 
The like rent due and payable from the townshipp or 

tything of Chiltington and is per annum . . • x* 

The like rent due from the townshipp or tything of Ditch- 

inghurst and is per annum iij* 

And the Aldermans fines of the aforesaid hundred is per 

annum ij" vj* 

•' The hundred of Brigbtford con- tains the parishes of Nuthurst, part of 
tains the parishes of Heene, Broadwater, Horsham, Warnham and Rusper. 
Durrington, Clapham, Findon, Sompting *^ The hundred of East Easewrith, 

and Lancing. contains the parishes of Sullington, 

. ** The hundred of Singlecross con- Warminghurst, Thakeham, West Chilt- 
ington (east part of) and Itohingfield. 

parliamentary 8ukveys of sussex. 

The Hwndbed of Gbeenstbedr (West)." 

The like rent dae from the townshipp or tything of Byne 

BiiJ is per annum . . . xrj' 

The like rent due from the townshipp or tything of Apsley 

and is per annum ....... x* 

The like rent due from the townehipp or tything of Wick- 
ham and is per annum xvij' 

The like rent due from the towneship or tything of Ashntst 

and is per annum xx* 

The like rent due from the township or tything of Green- 
steed and is per annum ...... svj' 

And tlie like rent due for the Aldermens fine of the afore- 
said hundred and is per aimum ..... ij' 

The Hdsdrkd of Wi»dh*m33 (asd Ewhcbbt). 

The like rent of common fine money as aforesaid due from 
the township or tything of Ewhurst and is per annum . 

The like rent doe from the township or tything of Wind- 
ham and IB per annum ...... 

And the rent due from the aforesaid hundred called the 
Aldermens fine as aforesaid is per annum 

And also the office of the cheifo bsylifi'e of the aforesaid 
rapes and hundreds with the profitts of Court leets, fines 
and amerciaments of the said Courts and all the profits 
of a throe weokes court belonging to the aforesaid rape 
deodands fellons goods, goods of fellons of themselves, of 
fugatives and of condemned persona, hawkinge, hunting, 
fowling, and fishing, together with all profiitts, fines, and 
Amerciaments att the assizes and sessions hould for the 
aforesaid County of Sussex, upon all such persons which 
shall bee soe fined and ammercied within the aforesaid 
rape and hundreds, and estreated under the greene wax 
of the Pnbliqne Exchequer, with all and singuler the 
other proffitts and royalties to the aforesaid rape or 
hundred any wise belonging or appertaininge wee esti- 
mate to bee worth c 

xiij' iiij* 

;xvij" xiu* uij* 

The Court leetes belonging to the aforesaid sererall hundreds are held 
twice in the yeare at the usuall tymes (via') for the hundred of Beedo 
kept at Beediug, the hundred of Btcning hiild at Stening for the hundred 
of Brightford held ntt Broadwater, the hundred of Eastworth (East Ease- 
writh) held at Fackham (Thakeham) for the hundred of Ureensteed held 
at Qrecneteed, for the hundred of Windham held at Cowfold, for the 
hundred of Singlecrosse held at Horsam (Horsham), and the court leeta 
olsoe, for the hundred of Fishergate held at tioulhwicke. 

*■ The hundred of West Orinatesd 
ooDtaini Uie parisboB of Ashingtoii, Asb- 
urat, Shfpler, uuj W«8t Gtiu^ieud. 

" The Lendred of Windhnm and 

Ewhurat conlHins tbe parishes of tther- 
manbury and Cewf old. 


The threo weeks cotirt for the aforesaid rape and hundreds is kept at 
the Btirrough of Bramber. 

At tlie Court leetes at Michaelmas all officers within the aforesaid 
hundreds are swome to their respective office. And att the said courts all 
annucances within each hundred ought to bee ammerced. 

The inhabitants within the aforesaid hundred are to performe their 
suite and service to the Lord thereof at the courts aforesaid. 

Att the aforesaid three weekes court all actions not exceeding zxxix* 
xj* may bee tryed and determined. 

The rent of the aforesaid hundreds ought to bee paid halfe yearly by 
the constable or tythingman of each townshipp or tything att the aforesaid 
courte leetes. 

Memorandum. — The profitts of all and singular of the aforesaid rape 
arising and growing out of the aforesaid hundred with office of the cheife 
bayliffe of the said rape (the aldermens fines only excepted) are claymed 
by the now Earle of Arundell, but by what grant hee doth soe hould and 
enjoy the same wee knowe not. And rerily believe that the said Earle 
hath noe just interest in the same, and therefore we retume the rape and 
hundreds as afore vallued to be in the possession of the honourable 

An Abstbaotb. 

The common fines of the aforesaid hundred are, per 

annum xxv' ix« ij** 

The rent called aldermen's fines is per annum . xvij* vjd 

And the improvements of the aforesaid hundreds is 

per annum xxvij** xiij* iiij^ 

Summe totall of all the aforesaid proffitts is per 
annum liiij' 

Hugh Webb. 
Will. Mar. 
Richard Sadler. 
Fr. Conigbavb, 
Perfitted the 26th of November, 1651. 

(Indorsed.) The Honnorable the Trustees Hundreds. 


The hundreds of — 


Beede, alias Burbeech, 



Eastworth (Easewrith), 



Bold 18 January, 1652 to Lieut. Ck>l. 

** A relatlTt of ths oaMbra^-' ^ ^Mshopof that name. 



Com. Sussex. "1 A Survey of the rents issues and pro- 
Tlie Hundred fitts of the hunJred of Tipnocke,** alias 
of Tipnocke, l Tipnocke (TIpnoak) with the rights, mem- 
alifts Tipnocke, f hers and appurtenances thereof lyein and 
(Tipnoak.) being in the rape of Chichester in the county 
No. 9. J of Sussex reputed to be parcell of the pos- 
session of Charles Stuart hite King of England made and 
taken by us whose names are hereunto subscribed in the 
month of October 1651, by virtue of a commission grounded 
upon an act of the Commons of England in parliament assem- 
bled for sale of the aforesaid premises under the hands and 
seals of tive or more of the trustees in the said act named 
and appointed. 

All that rent r>f common fine money dae and psjable bjr 
the towneshipp or tything of Biahopp ** Burst is per 

: from the towneshipp or 
from the toweehipp c 

The like rent due ami payable 
tything of Intytbing is per i 

The like rent due and payable 

tything of Oreham (Horehom in Woodmancote pariah), 
is per annum ........ 

The like rent due and payable from the toirneBLipp or 
tything of Bnckwish is per annum . . , . 

The like rent due and payable from the towncsliipp or 
tything of Cbcaham (in Henficld parish) is per annum 

The profitts [of] the court leets, together with a three 
weukes' court fines and amerciaments of the said courts 
poet fines, fines and amerciaments at the assizes and 
sessions of such defaulters so amercied within the said 
hundred, waifes, estrcys, deodands, f el Ions' goods, 
goods of fellons of themselves, of fugitirea, and of 
cundompned persons hawking, hunting, fishing, fowle- 
ing, and all other proBitU and pcrqnisitts within tho 
aforesaid hundred, to the royalties thereof npperteyn- 
iug wee rolue to bee worth, communibus annis . . crj' thj" 


The court leets and lawday are nsually holden within the ycare at some 
convenient place within the hundred. 

All officers are ^wonie for tbe severall towneshipps and tythingB 
iritbin the afforenaid bundreils at the forrsaid court. 

The affureaaiii three weekes' court is tiauaily kept. 

X The hundred of Tipnoak contains 
Hie parities of Albourae, Wooibiuin* 
o(e and fitnfield. 
XXII 1. 


The inbabitftnto witbin tbe aforesaid bimdred are to perfomie suite and 
ienrice to tbe aforesaid coorta so often as tbej sbalbe tbereonto reqniied 
bj warrant fhmi tbe steward. 

Att wbicb said courts all actions not exceeding tbirty-nine sbillings 
eleren pence maj bee trjed and determined. 

Tbe aforesaid common fines are pajable by tbe seTerall constables 
and tjtbingmen of tbeir respectire townesbipps or tjtbings at Ladj 
daj onlj. 

As Abstract. 

Hie proffitts of tbe afforesaid Hundred is per annum . yj^ iiij' j^ 

Mkmorajtdum. — Tbe keeping of tbe foresaid courts, witb all and 
singular tbe rents and profitts arrising out of tbe said bundred are beld 
and receired bj Colonel Downe, under pretence of purcbasing tbe same^ 
amongst otber tbings, of tbe trustees for sale of tbe late Bisbopp's 
lands , but wbetber tbe said trustees bare sould tbe bundred to tbe said 
Colonel, or bad power so to doe, wee know not, and bumblj refer tbe 
said Colonel to cleere bis interest berein before tbe bonorable tlie 

Hugh Webb. 

Will. Mar. 

Richard Sadlkr. 

Fr. Coniqravx. 
Perffected tbe lltb of Noyember, 1651. 

(Indorsed.) The bundred of Tipnock, in Com. Sussex. 

Forrest, &e., 
Banke and 
bank, &c., 
with their 

and appurte- 
No. 10. 

A Survey of a parcell of land called Prest- 
ridge* Banke, and Footbridge Banke, &c., 
within the forest orchace of Ashdowne,^ other- 
wise called Lancaster great parke lyeing and 
being in the said County of Sussex late parcell 
of the possessions of Charles Stuart late King 
► of England as parcell of the Duchy of Lan- 
caster made and taken by us whose names are 
hereunto subscribed by vertue of several letters 
pattente from his highnes under the great 
scale of England and by an act of parliament 
intituled an act and declaration touching seve- 
_^. ^ rail acts and ordinances made since the twen- 
ty th of Aprill, 1653, and before the third of September, 
1654, and other acts, &c., at the parliament begun at West- 

»• In Ordnanos Map oaUed Priest- »' See Rev. Edward Turner's *< History 

ridge Wood, near WTOh Oroas. on b«-^ «* ikahdown Forest," Vol. 14, pp. 55 to 
road from London U t 'iiMez CoUeotionB. 



TDtnster the seaventeenth day of September 1656, and certaine 
instructions agreed upon in the same parliament for comraig- 
sioners for surveying the forrest of Sherwood, the forrest or 
chace of Needwood, the forrest or chace of Kiogswood, the 
forrest or chace of Ashdowne or Lancaster greate parke and 
Enfeild cbace, and also bj vertue of a commission and order 
from t])e rigiit honorable the committee of appeale in the said 
act named and appoynted. 

PreBtridge, Ac.'i All that parcell of open common and 
common Wasl ground aett forth to and for tbe 
vast ground. J commonireAltb accordiog to the said in- 
Btruotions of parliament lyeiiig and being 
in the parishcB of East Greensteed and Mureafeild tovrarda 
the west part of Uie said rorest or chace, aud called or 
known by tbe name of Prestridge parcell, or bf what other 
name or names the same or any part thereof be known, or 
called by, butted and liotmdeJ as fuUoweth, tiz' by a croaa 
dowie or marke in the ground made croaswise, neere 
which cross at the east end of the premisses tbence 
towards tbe soutli-wcst after the high way, as it is sett out 
with marks, meets, and bounds from the premisee to Cow- 
lars gate ; then tnriiing towards the north-west, after iha 
old hanke, by Stnniblett common to Footbridge eate; 
theoce on north westward, after the old bankc, by tbe landa 
of John Vijiall to Pninus** comer ; tbence, after part of 
Dallingridge lands, to a cross dowle made between Uie OiU 
that runneth after the pale, by DalUngridgu lands and the 
said pale ; thence taming eastward, after the Plash, in a 
right line through the wood called I.arges-tuft, to a cross 
dowle made by the side of Largis toft ditch ; thence tam- 
ing northward, after the said ditch, about the space of one 
furlong and four perches, unto another cross dowle neere 
tbe aaid ditch side ; thence turning towards the east, aud 
by south, in a right line from dowle to dowle, by many 
dowlee to a cross dowle with a stake in it, neere tbe upper 
end of elbow onke Gill ; thence turning towards the north- 
east to a cross dowle above tbe bead of elbow gate ; thence 
turning towards the east, and by north, from dowle to a 
cross dowle made on the south side of the high way that 
leadeth from Uindteap, to which cross there turning towards 
the oast and by south, after tbe said way, as it is marked 
and aet out with meets and bounds from tbe premisses nnto 
tbe cross dowle, neere witch cross aforesaid where this 
boundary began. 

" Dnnbllou Inken from the name of 
Uie aiiownt faniil)' of Payne, long net- 
daut at Li«8geibealb, in Eaol Orinsicad. 

wd a Macler of the Foreit. Thera la a 
[ilacH cb1J«(I Paiudiill two milei direct 
iMtfrom Kuttey, 

2 B 2 


Which said parcell of common and wast land contejneth 

by admeasurement four hnn<ired and aerenteen acres, 417 ( 
which wee value to be worth per anaum three score sod 
thirteene pounds ....-,. Ixxiij" 

And all free bounds, wrv<w, passages, waters, waterconrses, 
liberties, priviledges,rranchise8,immaDities, proflitfi, ad- 
vantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said 
parcell of land and premises, or which them, or any of 
them usually occupied or injoyed, or which ought to be 
injoyed as parte or parcell thereof. 

Wood and) The trees and wood now standing and grow- 
treea. ji^S"?**" *he premises being little worth but 
for coalding (for making charcoal) or Bering, 
and much spoyje and distruction haveing been made 
thereof, are worth, in gross, upon the place, the lime of 
converting them into money, and the conveniency of the 
place and carriage being alboe considered, one hnndred and 
twenty pounds cxi" 


MBUonANDDM. — The soyie of the foreswd parcell of ground taken «nd 
Beit out of the open and common wast groand within the forest or ohaoe 
^foresaid, by meets and bounds as aforesaid, us part of that proportion of ' 
land adjudged and laid forth to the common wealth for their right and 
interest in the said forrest, chace, or parte, with the wood and trees ' 
thereon standing and growing, is the proper soylu of and doth belong to 
the commonwealth. 

All the fences deviding between the commonwealth's land and the com- 
moners are to be made and kept at the charg of the commonwealth, or 
Bucli person or persons as shall purchase the same according to order of 
the right honorable the comittc of sppeale, out of which respect amongst 
other things we have vallued the premises as aforesaid. 

We conceive the outmost bound to the foresaid parcelJa of land to be 
made and inclosed with a ditch, quicksett and hedge to defend iteclfe 
from the commoners and others cattle, will cost fourty and eight pounds, 
and that when it is soe inclosed it will be more worth then now it is by 
ten pounds per annum. 

We conceive the best way to improve and imploy the said grwnnd will 
bo by preserveing the greatest part of it for wood, it having much small 
and young wood allready growing thereon ; wo conceive some part of it ' 
may be converted into tillage or pasture ground, but then the mauiiring ' 
must be by lime, there being noe marie neere the premisses that we know 
of. The residne may be imployed for breeding young cattle. 

There is one high way"" passing through the premisses leading from 
Footbridge gate into the highway ufon-sa id that leadoth from hindleapto 
witch cross** as aforesaid, which wo have allowed thirty-three foot ia 

" Thia is tbe turnpike road from qoarter north of Mullej, and a 
LondoD III Hareifleld, Uiruugli NucIht. lion of mwl to KuUev and Di 

" WjchoTOM, three rallot and a ■>»"• U miles fnnuLondtHi. 



breadth, wliich is noa part of the admeasiirenient or namber of acres 
ftforesniil, uur comprelieiiiled within the valluoations uforesaid, but left ae 
A common way for all paiiscugerB. 

All the claymonteB and commoners belonging to the eaid forrcst or 
chace who have prored their cla^mes and obteyned itllonance thereof, 
have likewise their proportions of land laid out of the open and wast 
vrithin the said forreat according to the settlement of the right honour- 
&ble the committee of appeale appointed by oat of piirliament in Hcu of 
and as competent, and full satisfaction for all and every of their rights 
and priviledges whatsoever within the said forrest, chace, or parke dia- 
tiiiguished and sett apart from the land luid out to and for the common- 
weiilth by certain marks, meets, and bounds as more particularly will 
appeare in the survey of the mnnor of Duddleswell within the said 

The owners, possessors, or occupiers of the aforesaid land or premissee, 
or of any part or parcell thereof, may from tyme to tyme, and att all 
tymes hereafter, digg, take, and carry away for tbeir and either of their 
uses to be spent npou the premises, or any part thereof (and not else- 
where), for building or repairing any house or houses which shall at any 
time hereafter he bnilt upon any part or (larcell thereof what stone soeret 
they, or any of them, shall soe use out of or from the stone quarry on. 
Btoue-quarry-hill, in the said forest, within the parish of East Greensleed 

Provided allwayes that they leave the pitt as faire and clecre of, and 
from all the copeing rubbish and annoyance whalaoever as they find tha 
same, which said priviledges of taking stone as aforesaid is considered in 
the vallucatioos afores&id.i 

All the fore meutioued parcclls of land and premisses comprehended 
within the admeasurements and valluations aforesaid are tyth free, aa 
haTciug noYer been charged therewith 

Memorandum. — The total of all the premises contejne by 

measurement, which we yallue to be 417 
worth per annum .... Ixxiij" 
Wood vallued ia gross at . . , csx" 

Thia survey was perfected March the 29th, 1658, by ns, 

William Dan, 
Hen. Dkbvkll, 
HicH. Job:!8on, 
Jos. Gamaob. 

Ex'' by Will. Webb, 1658. 

(Indorsed.) Sussex. 

Prcslridgo bank and Footbridge bank, parcel of Ashdowa forrest. 

Receivud this IQtli of Noreuiber, IG5». 

Transmitted to the surveyor generall the same day. 


Sussex. > Ashdowne Forest, &c., Come Deane Lodge, 
Come Deane (&c.,with their rights raemb" and appurtenoes.** 
Loflge, &c. f A Survey of Come Deane Lodge and parcel! 

No, 11. ) of the fforrest or chace of Ashdowne other- 
wise called Lancaster Grenle Parke, lyeing and being in the 
eaid county of Sussex late pceli of the possessona of Charles 
Stuart late King of England as pcull of the Dutchy of Lan- 
caster made and taken hy us whose names are hereunto sub- 
scribed by vertue of severall letters pattents from his highness 
und' the greate scale of England and by an act and decleracon 
touching severall acts and ordinances made since the twenty th 
of Aprill 1653, and before the third of Septeinb' 1654, and 
other acts, &c., att the Parliam' begun at Westm the seaven- 
teenth day of Septembr 1656, andcertaine inslrucons agreed 
upon in the same I'arliam' for Com" for surveying the Forrest 
of Sherwood, the fforrest or chace of Needwood, the flbrrest or 
chace of Ashdowne or Lancaster greate parke and Endfeild 
Chace and allsoe by vertue of a Comisaon anii ord' from the 
right hono''''' the Comitte of Ajwale in the said act named and 

Come Deane j All that metiRaage dwelling Lodec or lodge Ecittaat« and 
Lodge. ) being in the flbrest or cliace HfToresaid in the psent occnpacon 
of James Kingslond in thi-pieb of Hartfeild, comonly culled or knotreky 
tbe name of Come Deane Lodge, consisting of a kitchen ball am] pnrloar 
&nd otber nesserarj roomes bclowe ntaires and foure chambers besides 
garretts above staires w''' a bame rtalile oi-rtall, kctl yard*" gardine and 
severall parcells of inclosed land part w"" a qniek," and part »"* ui old 
dead hedge adjoining, belonging and commonlj need w"' the said dwelling 
house or lodge contemning bj Admeasarement fiftcenc acres value p anna 
lb 00 £V. 

Common or > All that parcell of Comon open and iraste gronnd sett 
wast ground, i fortli to and for the Comon fiealth according to the said 
inslnicons of Parliani' Ijeing and being in the parishea of flartfcild aod 
Wythyham towards the North-cast part of the said fforrest or choee, and 
adjojning to tlie said messuage or premises and butted and bonnded m 
foilowelh, viz'., from a cross Dowle" or njarke iii the ground made crow 
■wise on the south comer thereof att the parting wajes between New 

•• For account* of Ashdown Forest and to oonverl it ioUt lime In the Weal- 
•«e the Rev. Bdw. Turiier'B paper in Vol. den districl in "kelU" or kiloa. 
«iii. of tliBM " Colleotiou»," and Lowpr'a " Quickwt or hawUiorn. 

' " '' 1/mrtf or doel it a Tory old Snaux 

word for " iBinlnmrk," aud b comniMl 
on Uie tiouUi Dowui. 

iiodge or Eing'sstHmlinf-*' and De^'gar§ biish. thence by the high wny 
that leudeth tonarils tlm Noith-woKt and hy North to Boyletts bojea all 
Jills lap as the eame way is sell forth to a trebble dowle made on the east 
side t«oth tlip ways where they dirido vik', abont twenty nyne pchea north 
of Boyletts Boyes afordsuid, thence along towards the North-east by the 
way that leadeth to Chuckhatch gale as it is soil Torth with markes meets 
and hounds from the premises, and is the most westonie tract that leadeth 
unto the said gate, tbence taming towards the east and nurth-east after 
the old banke and pale by Ihe lands of Uichard Jones, William ITidge, 
Henry Willitt, and Thomas Hayward, Ui Reads gat*, thence on after the 
old hauke and pale unto a cross dowle made ueere the pale and thirty tow 
perches of from R«ads gate aforesaid, thence turning towards the Houth 
east end and by east in a right line from Duwie to Dowle through tha 
wast and open land by many dowries to a cross dowle made by the side of 
black hrooko Gill, w''' Dowle is abont one hundred fonrty two pchea 
from Buckhurst Parke pule, tbence turning north-east downe the middle 
of the Oill" after the streaine nuto the fTord in the said brooke where the 
way from ffidgea gut« oaulh to cross the said Gill, thence downe the said 
Gill as it ia marked out n"* dowlvs from dowle to dowic nnto that place 
in Backhurst Parke pale where the said brooke enters the eud parke, 
tiience turning Eastward after the paleof Buckhnrst Parke aforesaid, aod 
the lands of William Kent and Eilward Box to ffrayea gate, tbence tum> 
ing south westward after the way that leadoth towards Duddtesweil** about 
two miles foure furlongs and sixteen pchcs unto the cross dowle** herein 
first aboTe menconed where this boundry began, wliioh said pcell of land 
doth contt'yne by admoasurem'. one thonsand and fourty acres w"^' with 
the wood and heath tlicreon growing we valine to be worth p annu. 

1040 00 

xcv" vj' viij'' 
And all wsyes passages waters water courses liberties privileges Sran- 
chiaes itnuncticB profitts advantages and appurtences whatsoever to the 
flaid messuage lodge and prcuiinses or with them or any of them usually 
occupied or injoyed or w'" ought to be injoycd as part or parcel! thereof 
or otherwise belonging to them or any of them. 

Cottages I All that new erected cottage scIttuatpW'in the premises and 
* ' Jupon the Comon and wast land aforesaid in the pisli of Wythy- 
ham aforesaid in the oecupacon of John Wilkinson, togfthor w"- that pceU 
of land late intrenched to and nsed with the said cottage, conteyuiug by 
estimacoD two roods w^ we valluo to be worth p anu. 


M jRifi Srandiim mU wu a point 
of ob*BrvBtl(iti for tbe cbaw «!ien nur 
early riantaeeact kings visited Ash- 

>' lUll U Mill a cotDmon ward in 
SusMX to denote a biubII ilnoni or 

•• Duddlesweil la at 1 1th mllealons 

on the high kmuI froiu Qioombridgeta 

*• "Cross donie" is a rather curious 
exi>re9»!on, but as it is found etaeirhere 
tliHU in tbtwB docam«oU, it is |>re>umeil 
tbal Uie sign of tbe croea cut in the turf 
was supposed to reader tbe boundarj- 
niarlu more saored and inviolable. 



All tliat cottajre lately erected and §cittHate w"'in the op^n and eomoa 
want land aforesaid, and (•"'in the psli of Wjtlijlmm aforesaid, in tho 
occtijiotKii of Nicholas Sanders w"" Uia orchard tliereto belotiging »nd 
adjoitiing, contejning bj eGtimacon two Hoods, all w''' said Cottage and 
owhard w" the appnrtonces we Tallue to be ■' 

00 2 00 


Afeniorand. — The Boyle of the foresaid pcells of ground taken and sett 
Ont of the open and comon v&st of the said fforeBt or chaco by meets 
and bonnde as aforeBaid, as part of that proporcon of land adjudged 
and laid fi>rlh to the comonwealth for their rights and intrest in the Baid 
Sbresl orcbace. w^ the wood and tree9 thereon standing and groning, is 
the proper eojle of and doth belong to the comonwealth. 

The ground nbereon the foresaid cottages stand is compreli ended 
v"' in the number of acres and rallueoeon aforesaid, and the said cot- 
tages bailded and the land improved at the chaises of the foresaid pliea 
out of yr''^ consideracon we have valloed the premisses as aforesaid. 

There is allsoe one other cottage scittuate w"* in the open coinon and 
wast groimd aforesaid w"" in the pish of Wjthybam aforesaid, in Ilia 
occupacon of Widdowe Greene, which we conceive fitt to be demolished, 
and therefore have not vallacd the same. 

All the fences deriding between the comonuealth and coniono" are to 
be made and keept att the charg of the comonwealth or snch peon or 
psona as shall purchass the same according to ord' of the right lion"" th« 
Coniitte of Appeale out of w"^ respect we have vallued the premisseB as 

We conceive the outmost bounds to the foresaid pcells of open and 
■wast land to be made and inclosed w'" a quicksett, ditch, and hedge, to 
defend itselle from the Comono", will cost one hundred pounds, w'* being 
soe inclosed will be more worth then now it ia, bj twenty marks per ann 
at the least. 

We conceive the best way to improre tho said ground will be by 
marling and plowing some part thereof, breding young cattle one eoine 
other part, and makeing a sheep walke of the ri^st, 

There is but small store of wood upon the premisses, therefore wo 
have included tho same in the vallueacon aforesaid, and noe timber to 
be vallued of any sort whatsoever upon any part of the said land. 

There is one high-way leading from Newbridg to Crowborough Gate ■ 
w"^ croaeeth the south end of the premisses, and doth couteyno in 
breadth thirty three foote, which ia noe part of the admonBurenient or 
number of acres aforesaid nor comprehended within the valueacona 

All the claymants w"'in the parishes of Hartfeild aud Wythjham 
aforesaid have likuwise their proporcims of Land sot forth and laid out of 
the open and comon waet, according to tlie aoltlcnient of the rigllb 
Hono" the Oomitte of Appeale appoynted by act of Parliam' in lieu of 

it Cro"i 

of Ouddleawell. 


sud as competent anil full aatigfacon for all their rights, interests, pro6ttA, 
antl prevelidgeB whateoevcr within tlie said fforest, chacc, or parke dis- 
tiuguished and sett ajiarl from thp lands laid out to the Comonwcalth by 
eert^ne marks, meets, and bounds aa more pti[:ularlf ate cKpTest in the 
survoj of the manno' of Duddleswell witbiu the Bald fforest." 

Tho inlmbitants eod cUym" irilliin the said fforest or chace, as allsoe 
all the owno", occupiers, and posaeBSo" of all or any of that proporcon 
of landlaid ami aett forth to white deane lodge aa part of that proporcon 
of open and comon wast ground appointed and sett out to the comon- 
wealth maj take and carry awny at all seasonable and coDTciiient tymea out 
of and from the marie pitt wbicli is upon the bill above Sidges gate and 
within the premises what maate soever they or any of them shall have oc- 
casion to use or spend for the improveing and manuring their lands with- 
in the said Forest or chace or other their customary lands (and none 
other) by the usual waycs to tbe said Mario Pitt and hereby allowed and 
sett forth for that purpose only, that is to say, by the cart tract that 
leadeth to tlie said ffidges gat<^ northward, and by the cart tract that leaduth 
to the ford aforesaid in black hrooke aforesaid westward and by the cart 
tract that louduth southward and meeteth the highway that coineth from 
ffrayea gate aforesaid neere the head of t^lutt's Gill and wood Hves, and 
aUo by that cart tracke that crosseth and leadeth from tlie said way or 
tract between tho »aid marie pitt and fGdges gate aforesaid and exteuduth 
eastward to ffrayes gate aforesaid. 

Provided allwayes that the said psons in digging, fetching, and cary- 
ing away marlo aa aforesaid aiako no unnecessary wast in or upon the 
premisses or any part or parcell thereof. And in respect the digging, 
takeing, and carying away marie as aforesaid will be some hindrance, loss, 
or damage to the premisses and to the owners thereof, wo hare therefore 
cuniiidered the same in the valueacons aforesaid. 

Tbe owno", poasesso" or occupiers of the premisses or any part or 
paroell thereof may digg, take, and carry away att their and either of 
their wills aod pleasures, att all seasonable and oonvenieat tymes for ever 
bureufler out of or from the marie pitt neere the hopst- of Robert Hum- 
phry in the jiish of Harlfiold, lyeing w'^ in the pish ou tbe north side 
Slapley hill v"' iu the said ffotest or cbace, what marie soever they or any 
of them nliall have occasion or thinke tilt to use or spend upon the west 
side of the premisses nforesaid or any other part or parts thereof, for tl.e 
better improveing and munuring the same by the useable and allowalde 
high-way leading from Nowbridgt\ to the said marie pitt to tbe gate 
called Chuckhatcb gate aforesaid, which said marie pitt and foure acres 
of land allowed for the said pitt and the inlargem' thereof we have 
allowed and sett forth as comon to all the Inhabitauts, comono'* claim**, 
posncsso", and occupiers of uoy luixl w"> in the said fforest, cbace, or 
pnrke, in psuauce of ou order of the said Right Hono*^ the Comitta 
of Appeale. 

Tbe own"" , posseso", or occupiers of the foresaid Lodge lauds or 
premiBsoa or any part or parcell of tbem, or any of them, may from 

*' This survey eiiuti omoag Uiu Biirrell US^. in the British Museum, and is very 
XXIII. 2 1 


tTrne to tyme and ntt all tymes for ever Uereafto Jigg. Jmwe, ttko, And 
carry away for tlieir or any of their nsea to bo spent opoutbepreraiBBeB or. 
siij part or pareell thereof (aud uot flcewhore) (or buililiiig or repniring 
of aiiy bouse or houses allready built or alt any tyme or tymua bereall«r 
to be built, what stone eoerer tliey or any of them shall eoe use oub 
of or from the stone quarry on Stone quarry bill wilbin ibe pisb of Eaet 
Greens teed. 

Provided allwaycs that the]' leave the pitt as fair and oleero of an j 
&om all Burfaue coping ItubbJsfa and anoyance nhatsouvcr as they find tba 
game, the which prevelidge of tokeing stone and marie as aforesaid art 
considered in the v&luacoiis aforesaid. 

All the forcinenconed premisses and all the land now sett forth Ln th< 
said messuage or lodge as ntbresuid, and I'uiupruheuded williiu lh< 
Tftllucacons aforesaid are tylh free, as having never been charged 

Memorand, the totall of all the preinissee contcyne by odineosanneut 
w*" we valine to he worth p annu 1065 acres. 

cij" siij' iiij*. 
This Survey was pfected the third day of Aprill, 1658, by us 

William DiWBS. 
Job. GAHfLQB. 
Ubs. Duwki.l. 
Rif. Johnson. 
Ek^ by Will. Wkbb, 1658, 
(Indorsed ) — Susaox , 

Come Dean Loilge, &q. 
Rec'L the IS"' of November, 1658 ; trunsmittL-d to the S^vejo- Grail 
the same day. 

Sussex. I Ashdowne Forest, &c., Wurreu Lodge, i&c*, w"" 
No. 12 ) their rights, members, and appurtences. 

A Survey of Wiirren Lodge and pnrcull of tbe (Forest or 
chaee of Ashdowne, otherwise called Lancaster Great Parke, 
lyeing and being in the said County of Sussex, late parcel! 
of the posscssons of Charles Stuart, lute King of England, as 
parcell of the Duchy of Lanciister, made and taken by us 
whose names are hereunto subscribed by vertue of sevurall 
letters I'uttents from his llighnes under the Great Seale of 
England and by an act of Parliam* intituled an act and 
declurncon touching severall acts and ordinances made sinco 
the twentytb of Aprill liiSS, and before the third of Septenib'. 
1654, and other acts, &c , at tlie I'urlium' begun at Weptm'. 
the seaventeenth day of Septciub'' Hj.'O, and certaiue in- 
strucons agred upon in the same I'arlinm' for Comissou" for 
surveying tbe ttorcst of Slierwoud, the fibrest or cbacc of 



Xeedwood, the fforest or cliace of Kingswood the ffoi-est or 
chiice of Ashdowne or Lancaster Great Piirke and Endfield 
clmce and allsoe by vertue of a comtsson and order from the 
right honourable the Comitte of Appeale in the said act 
named and appoynted. 
Warren I All that Messuage dwelling house or lodge w"" the appur- 
Lodge, ] tenances scUtuate and being in the pish of Hartfeild w'^io 
the said fforuat or chaee comonly called or knowne by the name of the 
Wsrrou lodge, consisting of a kitelien butrie and dayre, house below stairs 
three chambers and two Garretsabovo stairos w™ a bamo, stable, gardino 
and Beverall pedis of iDclosod land adjoining and belonging, and iistially 
uccnpied and injoyed to and w"* the said Messoage dwelling house or 
lodge cont«yning by admeasurm' lour acres. All w*** said boose lands 
aud pretoisaes ire tbIIub to be worth p aniiu. 

4 iiij. 

Slemorand, the said Messuage dwelling house or lodge inclosed lands 
and premisses are in the occupucon of Richard Gibson who holds the 
same by pretence of licence from EMward Earle of Dorsett, but hath 
exhibited noe claytne nor produced any evidence for the same. 

All that parcell of land aometyme heretofore inclosed adjoyuing to the 
said lodge and premisses called or knowne by the name of Gardine hill 
lyeing in the parish of Hnrtfeild aforesaid formerly impaled and imployed 
to and used as a cony warren (w^ paleing is all gone and taken away) 
contoyning by admeasurm eighty six acres w"* we vallae to be worth p 



Comon J All that parcetl of open and comon waste ground sett forth 
Wast I and for the comon wealth according to the said Instrucons of 
Ground. ) Parliam' lyeing and being in the parishes of East Greensteed 
and Hartfeild and w'^in the said ffurest Chace or I'arke, and adjoining to 
the said Messuage and premises and butted and bouuded as followeth, 
riz'. from a cross dowlu or morke in the ground made cross wise on the 
east side the high waycs att Witch cross North-eastward after the high 
way as it is sett forth by marks, metts and bonnds leading from Witch 
cross aforesaid by the high beech towards Collmans-hatch" to a dowle or 
marko made in the ground by the way aide about one furlong abort of 
CoUinaQS-batch thenoe turning towards the south-east and by east in a 
right lync from dowlo to dowle or marke closs by the (ford and flbt'tbridge 
neere new bridg mill, thence Southward from dowle to dowlo on the east 
side including and taking in all the old hamer and furnace ponds, bayes" 
and places where Iron works have ben heretofore ueere to the said mill 

•* The "batches'' sofroquontlyniBn- " See paper on "Basaei Immrotka," 

tloued In these docamenU wen> fores! bj Hr. M. A. Lower, id Vol. H. of theie 

JsUjwHys, having »□ up|wr and a lower CoDeotioos. lor eiplanalions of thaao 

ivIsiuQ. the taller for Ihe pawBge of doh (as toSusiiei)obiMlete tunn*. 
persons on foot, and tlic upper lu pre- 
VBul lUe doei leapiut; over th« barrier. 

2 I i 


called Newbridg Mill thence on Southward after the midde of the river 
to a Gill or ditch called Strickcdridc^ ditch or Gill, thence turning South- 
eastward after the middle of the said Gill or ditch about the space of two 
hundred and thirteen perches unto a cross dowlo or marke made in the 
ground on the south west side of the said Gill or ditch, thence turning 
southward from dowle to dowle in a right lyne over the hill called Strike- 
dridg banke to a ross (cross) dowle or marke made by the riverside neere the 
lower end of Stony brooke, thence crossing the said River westward after 
the middle of the brooke or gill called Stony brooke, atte Deep Deane 
Gill to the head of the said brooke or gill thence westward in a right 
lyne from dowle to dowle to the cross dowle near witch cross" aforesaid, 
where this boundary began wh*^** said open and comon wast ground doth 
conteyne by admeasurm^ seaven hundred fourty foure acres and one rood 
which we valine to be worth p annu. 

aer. r. Ha. 

744 1 cxxxvj. viij. 

And all wayes passages waters water courses liberties privileges ima- 
neties jurisdicons profitts comodeties advantages and appurtences what- 
soever in and about the said house and lands or w^** them or any of them 
comonly used occupied and injoyed or w** of right ought to be injoyed as 
part or pcell of the premisses or any of them. 

Trees and ) The trees and wood now standing and growing in several! 
Wood. ) places upon the premisses being little worth but for firing and 
much spoyle and destrucon having ben made thereof are worth in gross 
upon the place the tyme of converting them into money and the conve- 
niency of the place and carriag being allsoe considered 

c" « 


Memorandum, the soyle of the foresaid parcells of ground taken and 
sett out of the open and comon wast ground w'^'in the fforest or chace 
aforesaid by meets and bounds as aforesaid, as part of that proporcon of 
Land adjudged and laid forth to the comon -wealth for their rights and 
interests in the said flforest chace or park w^ the wood and trees thereon 
standing and growing is the proper soyle of and doth belong to the 

All the fences deviding between the comonwealth land and the comon" 
are to be made at the charg of the Comonwealth or such pson or psons as 
shall purchase the same according to order of the right hon^'^^thecomittee 
of Appeale out of w*^** respect amongst other things we have vallued the 
premisses as aforesaid. 

We conceive the utmost bound to the foresaid parcell of open and was 
land to be made and inclosed w^** a ditch quicksett and hedge to defend 

** Witch-cross may be connected with king of forest trees, the oak, but by reason 

some ancient superstition; but Mr. Lower of the demand for ship-building timber, 

colljecture^ that it may have derived its the hiUB^rees were cut down. Then 

name from St. Richard de la Wych, Bp. follcMMJ^^B^Kwood of no great value, 

of Chichester. p we see on this great 

" Tiiin shows the "d -^^r, except larch 

of our Sussex forests. if tribe, all of 
anciently the principal 



itsBlfo from the Comono" and othora cattle will cost nyiitie ponnJs and 
tbat when it is aoe iiielosed and fi>ii«el it will be more woi-th then nowe 
it is by twolve poiitids p anuii at tbo least. 

Tbe fenoiis toboraadab'twaon the iirernisaes and that proporcon of land 
eett forth to and for thi) Comoaweallh and laid forth to Pijipiiiford Lodge 
iT*in tbo Kaid fforost or cbace (tiz') from the foremencoiied cross dowle 
att Witch cross and thence after the bounds and brookc called Stony- 
brooke atte Deap Oeane Gill halfe way downe the aiiid brooko too 
wards the forcroencoiied Rirer is to be made by Bnth pson or jisons who 
eliall ptirclias the premisses and the other part by the piirch&sers of that 
proporcon of land laid out to E*ippingford Lodge, w'^in twelve months 
after the renpectivo purcbassua made cither of the preiiiisBos or of that 
proporcon of land laid forth nnto Pippingford Lodge aforesaid. 

We conceiTe the best way to iniproTe and imploy iiip eaid ground will 
be hj plowing thereof tnanuring it wlih Marie there being eeverall marie 
pitts in the premieeB, some other part thereof to be implojcd to and nsed 
for m warren of Conjeii, the greatest part thereof may be preserved for 
wood, and the residue for rearing young cattle and keeping sheep. 

There is one whaple or bridle way*" sett forth and allowed through the 
premises leading from Newbridge Mill over the lower end of Stony Brooke 
which will be some inconvenience and prejudice to the premisaee, there- 
fore wo have considered the same and vallueil the premisses accordingly, 

Memornnd, that the high way menconed in the foresaid boundary leading 
from Witcb" Cross by the high beech" towania Oollmsus batcli" which 
derideth the premises from that proporcon of comon or wast land sett 
forth for the comonwealth unto broad atone Lodge is allowed foure perches 
in breadth. And whereas there ie divers cart tracts or wayea leading 
from high beech aforesaid towards Collmaiis hatch aforesaid (be it remem- 
bered that the high-way by us sett forth as aforesaid ieadeth from the 
northeumost of the eaid wayes orr tracks). 

The owners proprieto" end occupiers of the premises or any part or 
parcell thereof may freely pass and repass w"' their servauts cattle teames 
carts and carriages by that highway leading from the said warren lodge to 
Plawes gate through that proporcon of land sett forth to Broadstone 
Lodge as aforesaid w'''' said way we have sett forth and allowed for a 
comon high way as more fully doth appcare by the surrey of Broadstone 

Alt the Claym" and Comono" belonging to the said ffori-'st or chace 
who Lave proved their daymes and obteyned allowance thereof have like- 
wise their proporcons of land laid out of the open and comon wast within 
the euid Forrest or chace according to the settlem' of the right hono'*' the 
Comitte of Appeale appoynt^d by act of Parliam^ in Hew of and as com- 
petent and full satiiifaccou for all and every their rights and prevelidges 
whatsoever w'''in the said fforrest chace or parke distitigueshed and sett 
apart from the land laid or sett oat to and for the comonwealth by cer- 

•• " WhnppTti" or brldle-wny, is a 
iKiTiiw ronil, not brond cnoujth for a 
camugs li> pBiiti. Iiul can lie uwil only for 
horiieuieii and fool- passe ngurs. Thete 

mails generally had in old (irnea gates, 
called wlinpple gatxs. 

" Th(>«e places am iliown on th« 


iaine marks meets and bounds as more pticularlj will appeare bj the 
survey of the Mano' of Duddleswell w^**in the said fforest. 

The owners occupiers or possesso'* of the foresaid warren lodge lands 
or premisses or any part or parcell thereof may from tjme to tjme and att 
all tymes hereafter dig take and carry away for their and any of their 
uses to be imployed upon the premisses or any part thereof (and not else 
where) for building or repairing any house or houses already built or w^ 
shall att any tyme or tymes hereafter be built what stone soever they shall 
8oe use or imploy out of or from the stone quarry on Stone quarry hill 
w*^in the said fforest or chace in the parish of East Green stede aforesaid. 
Provided alwayes they leave the quarry pitt as faire and cleere of all the 
copeing surface rubbish and annoyance whatsoever as they shall find the 
same w^ said prevelidge of taking Stone as aforesaid is considered in the 
yallueacon aforesaid. 

All the foremenconed parcells of land and premisses comprehended 
w^in the admcasurm^ and vallueacon aforesaid are tyth free as haveing 
never ben charged therew^**. 

Memorand, the totall of all the premisses conteyned by admeasurement 

acr. r. Ik 

834 1 00 

and valued in gross at 

u. a. 
clvij. xii. 
This survey was pfected the 25*** of May, 1658, by us. 

William Dav^b. 
Jos. Gamaoe. 
Hen. Dbwbll. 
Rich. Johnsov. 
Ex^ by Will. Webb, 1658. 
(Indorsed) Sussex. 

Ashdowne Forest Warren Lodge, &c. 
Rec^ the 12th of November 1658. Transmitted to the S'veyo' Gen'*, 
the same day. 

Sussex.! Ashdowne Forest, &o., Hindleap Lodge, &c., 
No. 13. J with their rights, members, and appurtenences. 

A Survey of Hindleap Lodge and parcell of the fforrestor chace 
of Ashdowne, otherwise called Lancaster Greate Parke, lyeing 
and being in the said County of Sussex, late parcell of the pos- 
sessions of Charles Stuart, late King of England, as pcell of 
the Dutchy of Lancaster, made and taken by us,whose names 
are hereunto subscribed, by vertue of sevall letters Pattents 
from his Highness, und' the great Seale of England. And by 
an act of Parliamen* intituled an act and declaracon touching 
severall acts and ordinances made since the twentyth of Aprill, 
1653, and before the third of September, 1654, and other 
acts, &c., att the Parliam' begun att Westm' the seaventeenth 



day of Septenibr, 1G56 ; and ccrtaine Inatnicons agreed 
upon in the siime Parliam' for Commissions for Surveying 
the fibreat of Sherwood, the fforest or chace of Needwood, 
the fforreat or ohiice of Kingswood, the ffbrrest or chace of 
Aslidowneor Lancaster great parke, and Enfield Clmce. And 
alsoe hy vertue of a Commission and onl' from tlje right 
honourable the Coraitte of Appeiile in the siiid Act named and 

Hindle&pl All that messn ago dwelling house or lodge, scittimtu and 
Lodge. J being in the fforest or chace nforeBaiil, in the proHPTit occnjia- 
con of Ffrnncis Hpeman, in the parish of East OreensU'od, commonly 
callud or knonne by the name of I{inii'''leap lodge, consisting of a Hall, 
Parlor, Kitohin, and other neceBsary Roomes below Staires, w"" three 
ehamberi besides (Jarretts above stairea, »** a hame. stable, gardine, and 
several) parcells of land, formerly inclosfd, adjoyning, bi-longiug and 
common) J usud w" the said Messuage, dwelling house, or lodge, con ley n- 
ing, by admeasurement, twenty foiire acres, yallue p ann 21"' 

iiij" svj> 
Oommon wast^ All that parcell of open and Comon wast ground sett 
Oround. / forth to and for the ConiooweaUh aecnnling to the said 
Inatrucona of Parliam', lycing and being in the pish of East Greenstead, 
toward the Northwest part of the said fforrest or chace, and niljoyniiig tn 
the foresaid Uessitnge and premisses, and butted and bounded from Kid 
Brooke Gate up the middle of Kid brooke Gill, to the bead of the said 
brooke or Gill, and soe on southward through the Trench or former in- 
closnre from dowie to dowle to a cross dowlo w'''out the trench on Iho 
south east side between the ditcli and the Highway which lenilclh from 
Witch Cross to Plawhatch gate, thence turning westward, by the said 
way as it is dowled ormarked out from the premisses from Dowlcto Dowle 
to a cross dowle thence turneing downe northward from dowle to dowlo 
to the head of Mud brooke, and soe allong the middle of the said brooke 
or Gill to the fforrest pale and bunke, then turning eastward after the 
fforrest pale and banko by the lands of the Lord Burgaveny" and William 
Greene, Gent., to Cl-iy pitt gate, and by the lands of Thomas Waltis, 
John Wallis, and Willjam Norman, to Kid brooke Gate, aforesaid, the 
banko and fence of the fforrest, w"" six footo of ground w''V>ut the said 
banke being the outmost bound or part thereof, w** said parcell of ground, 
w^out the aaid banke, being the outmost bonnd or part thereof, w** said 
parcell of ground doth conteyne,by od measurement, three hundred fourty 
one acres and one rood, w* we rallue to be worth by the yeare, 

841" 1' 00' lix" ij' iiij* 
And all wayea, pasaagee, waters, watorcoursea, Uborties, ffrandilxes, 

" Tlie Lords Ahcr^Tennj were long 
resident at Eitlhrouk. near Fnreat Bow, 
now the icat of I^n! Colphwlpr. 


immnnitiM, jaHsdkoiu, profiUa, Comoilpli^s, adTantafces, and apfwrtiaio^ 
«a wbatioevcr to th« »*itl Mfwnage lolge and preaiisM, or w"* ibnn, or 
•ny or lhi*m uminlly occufiiixl and injr.yed, or W* ou>;fat lo Iw injufn], aa 
part or [lurcell UieriMif, ur otliervise belonging ro (htrm, or any af ibem. 
Trc^K anil I The IrcoH an<l wctnl now staoiling and Gronin^ in EtrrenTI \ 

WixhI. / places being Ittlli- «orlb but for fi<'riiijj, aud rnndi spojJe 
tlintracon baring ben made ihcrvof, are irurlb in gruss n[>on il>e plaea 
(tl>R tjini- of conTcrling Ibi-ni into nionj, and the conTenicncj' of Uii: placa 
and carriage being alleoc considered) serentj' pounds. 

—The sojie o( the foresaid parcplh of gnu 

nd taken mitA 

•ett nut of the open and lontou wHHt or ffurest hj merts and bi>Huiis as 
aforcunid, a« [<urt of that jiroporcou of land a<ljndged and laid fnrlh to lli« 
Comonwralth for tbcir right and interest in the said fTorregt, chace, or 
parke, n"* the wood and trees thereon, standing and gro^ring, is the proper 
■ojId of, and doth belong to tbu Cumonwc-ulth. 

All the fences dcviding between the couionwealtli and the comonors 
to be made aiui kept att the cbarg of tbo Comonivedth, or such psnn or 
pBons OS sbnll [itirchass the sanie acconling to ord' of the right bono'''* the 
Comite of Appeale, unt of which respect we have Talued the premiseos as 



We conceive the outmost bound to the fore*iaid pcells of land to bo 
made and inclosed w'* a ditch, quick aett, and bedge, to defend ilscU« 
froni the coiuon"will cost forty one ponnds and sixteen ehillinga, 
W* being soc Inclosed, will be more worth then now it ia bj six pound 
thirteene shillings and four pence p annu att the least. 

We conceive the best way to improve and imploj the said ground will 
be by &Iarl('ing {«*" marie is in plenty «"'in the said ground), plowing 
pai't ther-of, and preserving eonie pcells tbereof forwood (w** ia now 
much destroyed and wasted), the regiduo for rearing of young cattle tuid 
keeping ebecp. 

There is one high way, or comon woy, leading from Plaw botch gale 
to Highgnte, w'* passelb tbroQgb the pn-niii^bus on the imrtb west side 
the sail] lodge neere the bead of Mud brookc, dtiwne to the ford in Kid 
brookc, and soe to high gate aforesaid, conteyning twenty foure foote in 
breadth, w"" is non part of the admeasurement or nnmV of acres aforesaid, 
Dor comprehended in the vulluacon aforesaid, but lelt aa a comon way to 
all pDssengrrH. 

All the Clnyni" w'^in the pish of Kast Orecnatecd aforesaid bavelikewiis 
their proporcons of land laid out of the open and cumnn wnst aceordin^ I 
to the settlement of ihu Right Hono"" the Coniitte of Appcnle, nppjn[«S ' 

by act of I'arliam' in Hew of (i ' - ' - ' ' " " " ' ' 

all and every their rights, 
w"'in the said iforreat, chaci 
the land laid out lo the Co 



The inhabitants and claymants w^in the said fforrest or chace may 
take and cany away, att all seasonable and convenient tymes, oat of and 
from the Marie pitt att or neere Claypitts gate w'**in the premisses, what 
Marie soever they or any of them shall have occasion to use or spend for 
the improveing, manuring, and mending their lands w'^in the said fforrest, 
or other their customary lands (and noe other), by the usuall wayes to 
the said Marie pitt, hereby allowed and sett forth for that purpose, that 
is to say, by and through Glaypitt gate and allong the cart track or way 
to Kid brooke to the ford where the way from Plaw hatch to high gate 
crosseth the said Brooke, and allsoe allong the usuall tract or way 
w*^ leadeth to and from the said pitt to the ford at the lower end of Mud 
brooke. Provided they digg and take their said Marie w'**in thirty pches 
distance or space from Clay pitt gate aforesaid, and in respect the digging, 
takeing, and carrjeing away marie as aforesaid will be some loss, hindrance, 
and damage to the premisses and the owners thereof, we have, therefore, 
considered the same in the valluacons aforesaid. 

The Owners, possesso", or occupiers of the foresaid land, or premisses, 
or of any part, or parcell thereof, may, from tyme to tyme, and at all 
tymes hereafter, digg, take, and carry away for their and every of their 
uses, to be spent upon the premisses, or any part thereof (and not elce 
where), for building or repairing any house or houses allready built, or to 
be built, what stone soever they, or any -of them, shall soe use out of, or 
from the stone quarry, on Stone quarry hill, in the said fforrest, w^in the 
pish of East Greensteed aforesaid. 

Provided allwayes that they leave the pitt as faire and cleere of all the 
copeing, rubbish, and annoyance whatsoever as they find the same, the 
which prevelidge of digging and takeing stone as aforesaid is considered 
in the valluacon aforesaid. 

All the foremcnconed premisses, and all the land sett forth and laid to 
the said Messuage or Lodge, and comprehended by and w"^in the men- 
suracon boundary and vallueacons aforesaid, are tyth free as haveing never 
ben charged therewith. 

Memorand. — The totall of all the premisses conteyne, by admeastire- 
ment, 361«" V 0(P 

which we valine to be worth p annu Ixiij" xviij' iiij** . 

Wood vallued in Gross att Ixx" . 

This survey was pfected the 18th day of March, 1657. 

William Dawbs. 
Henry Dewell. 
Eic. Johnson. 
Jos. Gamaoe. 

Ex* by Will. Webb, 1658. 
(Indorsed) — Hind Leap Lodge, &c. 

Rec* this 19tb of November, 1658. Transmitted to the S'veyo' Grail 
the same day. 

(2nd Lidors) — Sussex. 

A Survey of Hind Leap Lodge. 


2fi8 parliamkntary surveys op bussex. 

Sussex. ) Ashdowne Forest, &c., White deane Lodge, iXw., 
No. 14. J with their rights, niembera, and appurtenances. 

A Survey of White Deane Lodge and parcell of the fForrest 
or Cbace of Ashdowne, otherwise called Lancaster great 
Parke, Ijeing and being in the said County of Sussex, late 
parcell of the possessi^ms of Charles Stuart, late King of 
England, as pcell of the Butchy of Lancaster, made and 
taken by us, whose n:in!es are hereunto subscribed by vertue 
of severall letters pattents from his Ilighnes under the Great 
Scale of England, and by aii act of Parliaia' intituled an act 
and declaracon touching severall acts and ordinances made 
since the twentyth of i\prill, 1G53, and belbre the third of 
September, 1654, and other acts, &c., at the Parliam' begun 
at Westin' the seaventeenth day of Septcnib'-IGSG, and cer- 
taine Instrucons agreed upon in the same Parliara' for Comia- 
Bons for surveying the fforrest of Sherwood, the fforrest or 
chace of Needwood, the fforrest or cliace of Kingswood, the 
fforrest or chace of Ashdowne or Lancaster great Parke and 
Enfield chace. And allsoe by vertue of a comisson and order 
from the Right Honourable the Comitte of Appeale in the 
said net named and appoynted. 

Wliite Deane 1 Al] tliat capital messaage dwelling house or lodge, 
Lodge. I with tbe apptciiccs, ecittuatti and being in the Pariah of 
WjtL^iiutD, in the present poseesson of John Palmer beeper of White 
Dfaim walkc. And one of the accouiptable kepjiers of the sud fforrest, 
ecittuate and being in the said walke towards the East side of the said 
fforrurt or Parke, eominonly called or known by the name of White Dcaoe 
lodge, consiating of akiti'hin, a hall, a parlo'' and other necessary Roomee 
below staires, w'" three Chambcrx, besids Garrctts above staires, w** m 
stable and bame, yard, and gardine, being all ont of repairc, couteyning 
in the whole about two Boods, valine p aim 00^ 2' 00" 

Inclosed 1 All those severall itarcells of ground incloseii to the said 
Grounds. J lodge, w"" a slight dead hedge, constantly used and injoyed 
w"" the same, and are devided into severall pareells for the conveniencf 
and benefit of the said lodge, am] now in the possession of the eaid 
Palmer, and doth conteyne, by admeasnrement. Twelve acres, two roods, 
wliiob we vallue to be worth by the yeare, Oia*" 2' 00* 

Comon wast 1 All tliat parcell or ijtinntoty ofComon wast Qroimd, part 

Uround. ) of the said florrcat or parkt<, sett fortli now and laid to tha 

"id lodgf •» parcell of tli"t '"^Dud » determined and sdjadgwl 


to belong to tlio Cnmon wpaltli, and lyeing an<I being in tlie pariBlics of 
Witliyliam and Buxtod, derided from that proporcon of land laid oat to 
the conimo'e by marks, moolB, and booiitU, beginning at Box his gale oa 
thti east, and soe dq b; Orowburrougli comiuon to Croivborrougli gate, 
the old banka whereon there lately stood a pale, and six foote w^tout 
being the outniost bounds thereof, aud Uience towards the eooth by Newn- 
ham parke"" to a cross dowle or mark made cross wise in tbe ground bj 
the said parke pale about eight pchos from Found Gate, from thence to 
another Cross Etowk ueere the upring bend ofWhitedeane Gill or brooke, 
and eoe allong the middle of the said Oill about one handred sixty four« 
perches to another orosg dowle there, thence westward in a right line over 
Wcttcombe from Dowle lo Dowle to a cross Dowle on the east side of 
the way by beggars hush, the land cett out to the Claym" of Buxted l;e- 
LOg on the snutli, thenre towards the North and North east by the high- 
way n* it ia ntiw aett forth, leading to ffraies gale, to a trobble cross dowlv 
on the cast side of the said Highway about one hundred njntie two per- 
ches short of tfrayes gate, thence towards the east in a right line to > 
cross dowle by the Qill, north of the old ETuinace, and see towards the 
south East, and by east from dowlo to dowle in another right line, and 
Boe to an high heap of stones on the hill called Beddingly, thence on in a 
continned right line from dowle to dowle to a cross dowle by the ditch 
side at the corner of Thomas Blundell, his land, about fourty six perchea 
from Newman's gate. And thence allong the old banck of the aaii. 
fTorrest to Box his gate aforesmd, six foote from the pale being the out- 
most bonnd. The lands of Uie said Blundell and Edward Box beiuf 
towards the North thereof, w'^ said pcell of ground doth oonteyne by 
admeosurem' one thousand eight hundred fourty and three acres, w*^ wit^ 
the wood and heath thereon growing, we vhIIuo to be worth p anna dim 
hundred fonrty and six pounds 1,843"* OC 00" 

And all wayes, passages, waters, wstcrcoursces, liberties, prevelidges, 
ffranchisi's, inmueties, jurisdicoue, protitts, comodeties, advantagea and 
apptetices whatsoever in and about the said lodge and premisaoe, or 
w"" them, or any of them nsually occupied and injoyed, or w" ongbt to 
beiujoyed, as pie pcell or citherwise belouglug to them or any of them. 


Memorandum. — The sojle of the foresaid parcells of gronnd taken and 
sett out of the comom wast by mrets and bounds as aforesaid, as part of 
that proporcon of laud arljudged and laid forth to the ComonweaJth for 
their right and intorost in the said fforrest or parke w*^ the wood and 
trees thereon slaiiding and growing, is the proper soyte of and doth belong 
to the Comonwealth. 

All the Claymants w'''in the said Irishes of Wythyham and Buxted 
Lave likewise their proporcons of land laid ont of the open and comoa 

*■ Ilownhaui park gave nnnje to the I^heller, Bart.. graDdtather of the late 
ancient ^iuuex biinUf of Kownbain, BIr John Tilliers Sbelley, Bart., long 
wh^w) final heiress married Sir John H.P. tor Westminster, 

2 E 2 


wast according to tlie eetttemeat of the right hooo'^ the comitto of Ap- 
{leole Appofiiti!il b; act of P&rliamont iq liea of aad as full and campetent 
BBttisfocoQ for iiU aod every their rights, intre«t8, profitts, and pvelidges 
wluttsoerer witlun the said fforrest or parks distinguished and sett s{wt 
from the land laid out to the Comon wealth hj certaiue markiffi, nieeta, 
and bounds, as will more pticulartf appears b; the surrey of the mauao' of 

All the fences deviding between the comonwcalth and the comoneiB 
to be made and kept att the charge of the Comouwealth, or suoh psoB 
or psons bs shidi purchase the Game according to ord'' of the right 
boa'^ the comitle of appeale, out of which respect we have vallaed tlia 
premisses as aforesaid. 

We conceive the outmost bound to the foresaid pcells of land to be 
made and incIo§ed with a ditch, quick sett, and hedge, to dcfirnd itselfo 
from the comono^ will coat one hnudred and fiiftj pounds, w'^ being soa 
inclosed, will be mora worth then now it is by twenty [louuils p aimn at 
the least. 

We conceive the beat way to imploy the eaid ground will be by plowing 
part thereof, and mokeing a sheep walke of some other part thereof, and 
breding, rearing and mayntoyniug young cattle on the rest.° 

There is but small store of wood upon the premisses, therefore we hnv 
inclnded the same in the valliiacona aforesaid, and noe timber to be Tallned 
of any sort whatsoever upon any part of liie said land. 

There is two higbwayes or comon wayes w''' pass through the premisses, 
one whereof leodetb from Newbridge to Crowborrongh gate, and doth, 
conteyne in breadth thirty three foote; tlie other goeth from Bund gaba 
to Crowborrough gate aforesaid, and doth conteyne in breadth three 
perches, w<^ are noe part of the odmeasurem' or number of acres afore- 
said, nor comprehended w'^in the said valluacons. 

The owners, possesso™- or occupiers of the premJeses, or any part or 
pcell thereof, may take and carry away att their and every of their wills 
and pleasure att all seasonable and coiiTcnient tymce for ever out of or 
from the Marie pitt next to fTidgea gate, what marie soever they, or my 
of them, shall have occasion or thinks iitt to use or spend npon the 
premisses aforesaid, or any part thereof, for the better improreing or 
manuring the same (and not i?lcowhore), which said Marie pitt wo hvra 
sott forth and allowed as comon to all the Inhabitants and Clsym'* within 
the Eaid fibrrcst in psuanci! of an ord' of the Comitec of Appeale. 

The Owners, possosso'*- or occiipierM of iJie foresaid land, or preuiii 
or of any part or pcell thereof, may from lynio to ty'ine. and att all tymea 
hereafter, digg, take, and carry away for their, and either of their itsea, to 
be spent on the preiiiisaes, or any jiart or peoll thereof (and not elca 
whore), for building or ri'ijoiring any hoase or houses allready built, or to 
be bnilt, what stone soever th'iy, or anv of thim, shall aoe use out of or 
from the stone quarry on Stone (pjanj hill, in the stud Sbrrest, w^in tlift 
pish of Bast Grecmiteed. 

Provided allwayes that thoy lea»e the pitt as faire and cleere of ftU tli« 
i* ■till oapabte of very great ]inpron> 



surface copeing, rubbish, nnJ aonojftnco whatsoever as they fitid tha 
■ome, W^ pn!Tel(Hl^eB of takiDg Maria and stone as aforesaid are coo- 
aidored in the vallaacon aforegaid. 

All Ihti foremenc'dned pnimisscs, and all the land now allotted anil 
laid to the said Messuage or Lodge, and comprehended in the vallua- 
cons aforwsid, are tjlli free as haviag never been charged thervwitb.'" 

Momarand, tlie totall of all the prumieses contejne, by adi 
ment, 185(i" 0' OOi 

which wo valine to be worth |i annu, cl" 

This Survey was pfuoted Mamh tha tweutytli, lfi57, by us — 

WiLLUM Dawes. 


Jos. Gauaob, 
Hex. Dewell. 
EinyWill. Webb, 1658. 

(Indursed ) — S nsaei. 

White deane lodge, &o, 
Eeci the 19th of November, 1658. 
the same day. 

Transmitted to the 8''Teyo' Grall 

Sussex. 7 Aslidowne Forrest, &c., Old Lodge, &c., with their 
No. 15. 3 rights, members and appurtenances. 

A Sarvey of Old Lodge and parcell of the flbrrest or 
chace of Ashdowne, otherwise called Lancaster Great Parke, 
lyeing and being in the said county of Sussex, late parcell of 
the possessions of Charles Stuart, late King of England, as 
pcell of the Dutchy of Lancaster, made and taken by us, 
whose names are hereunto subscribed by vertue of severall 
letters patients from bis Hlghnes, under the great seale of 
England, and by an act of Parliament intitnled an act and 
declaracon touching several! acts and ordinances made since 
the twenty th of Aprill, 1653, and before the third of 
September, 1654, and other acts, Ac, at the Parliam' bcgua 
at Westm'', the seaventeenth day of Septerab', 1656, and 
certaine Instrucons agreed upon in the same Parliam' for 
comisson" for surveying tlie flbrrest of Sherwood, the fforrest 
or chace of Needwood, the fforrest or chuce of Kingswood, 
the fforest or chace of Ashdowne, or Lancaster Great Parke 
und Enfield Chase. And alsoe by vertue of a comission and 

** It is K siagulAT fact thai the woods olent tlmva timbor nod underwood i>en 
ot Uiu Weald of Susboi buTc immemori- eonajdercd cucumbraoceM ot tlie toil, 
ally been exemfit from litbea, aa in an- 


order from the Right Honourable the Comitte of Appeale in 
the said act named and appoynted. 

Old 1 (\ \ '^^^ ^^^^ messaage dwelling boose or lodge with the 
^ ' I appurtenances, scittuate and being in the parish of Hart- 
field, in the fforrest or cbace aforesaid, in the occupacon of the widdow 
£ford comonlj called or known by the name of the Old Lodge, consisting 
of two Roomes below staires w^^ two chambers aboTe staires, besides 
other nessessarj Roomes w^ certaine lands adjoyning and belonging 
heretofore inclosed and usually occupied and injoyed w^^ the said lodge 
conteyning by admeasurm^ nyne acres and two roods w*^ we yallue to be 
worth p annu 9^=^ 2' 00^ 

Memorand. — Henry Fford, lately deceased, husband of the said widdow, 
did in his life tyme intrud into the said house and premisses, and utterly 
destroyed the fences of the said inclosure, as alsoe the ffruite trees and 
conyes, and alsoe suffer'd the said house to goe much to decay for want 
of repaire, all w^ we have considered in the yallueacons aforesaid, and 
retume the same in present possesson. 

Comon wast) All that parcell of open common and wast gronnd sett 
ground. j forth to and for the comonwealth according to the said 
Instrucons of Parliam* , lyeing and being in the parish of Hartfield 
aforesaid, in the fforrest or chace aforesaid and adjoining to the foresaid 
messuage lodge and premises, and butted and bounded as followeth, 
▼iz*- from a cross dowle by the highway side, about fourty-foure perches 
towards the north east from the three wards, thence towards the south 
east and by east from Dowle to Dowle, in a right line to a cross dowlc by 
the side of the old Lodge tuft Gill, thence southward downe the middls 
of the said Gill to Stone Hill Gill, thence eastward up the middle of the 
Gill between woods home and the old lodge to Moores plex Gill, thence 
turning northward up the middle of the Gill between the said Moores 
plex,** and the said old lodge about the space of seaventy pches to a cross 
dowle by the Gill sideneere a Holmnd [Holly] tree there, thence taming 
towards the west, from dowle to dowle, in a right line over the brow of 
Batters hill to a cross dowle, in the valley on the north-west of the old 
Lodge, thence turning towards the north-west and by west, from dowle 
to dowle, in a right line to a cross dowle by the highway side towards 
the north from the lodge tnft, thence turning towards the south west, 
after the highway towards the three wards, into the cross dowle aforesaid, 
where this boundary began, w^^' said parooll of ground doth conteyne by 
admeasurement one hundred fifty-fire sores and two roods, w^ we vaUue 
to be worth p annu, 

IW 2' 00»> xviijii xiij- iuj* 

And all wayes, passages, waters, water courses, liberties, prevelidges, 
ffranchises, immuneties, jurisdioons, profltts, comodities, advantages, ana 
appurtences whatsoever m and about the said lodge, lands and premisses, 

*• PlsWf a plot or plaoe. 


W* them or any of them comonly nsed, occupied, und injoyed, or w"* of 
righl ought to bo injoyed as part or parcel! of the prBmissea or of any of 

Wood and 1 The wood and trees now atanding and growing in sercrall 
trees f placoa being little worth but for fiering, and much spoyla 
and diBtriicon haveinfc hen mado thereof are worth in gross upon the 
place the tyme of converting them into mony, ami the couv-i^nieucy of the 
carriage being allaoe coiiEidred. 


Memorandum, the sojle of the foresaid parcclU of ground token 
and sett out of the open comon wast ground w^iu tbu fibrest or cboee 
aforesaid, by meets and bomids as aforesaid as part of tbut proporcon of 
land adjudged aud laid forth to and for the comonnealth for their right 
and intrest in the aaid fforrest chace or parke is the prop eoylc of and 
doth belong to tbe comonweulth, 

All the fences deriding between the comonwealths land, and the 
comoners to \>a made and kept at the charge of the comouwualtb, or snch 
pgou or psons ae sball purchase the same according to order of the right 
hon'''' the comitte of appcale, out of which respect wc have valued the 
premisses as aforesaid. 

We conceive the outmost hound to the foresaid pcells of land to be 
made and inclosed with a ditch, quick sett, and hedge to defend itselfo 
from the comono'*, and other cattle will cost fourty pounds, and that 
when it ia soc inclosed it will be more worth then now it ia by live pounds 
p anuu att the least. 

Wo conceive the best way to imploy and improve the said lands and 
premisses will be by converting it wholly Into tillage.** 

The owners, posaesa", or occupiers of the premisaes, or any part or 
parcel) thereof may, at their and every of their wills and pleasures, digg, 
take, and carry away att all tyues for ever hereafter out of or from the 
Marie pitt on Stone Hill, about haife a mjle distant from the premissea, 
or out of or from any other the Comon Marie pitts, w'^iu the said 
ftorest what Marie soever they or any of them shall have occasion to use 
or think fttt to spend, or imploy in or npon the premisses or any part or 
parcell thereof far the bettring, improvoing, and manoring tbe same, 
w'^ advantage we hare considered in tbe valtueocon aforesaid, the aaid 
Marie pitt being by us allowed and sett forth as comon to all the inhabi- 
tonce »nd cloym" w"'in the said fforest in psuance of an ord' of tbe 
Comitte of Appealc. 

Tbe owners posaesso" or occupiers of the foresaid lodge lands or pre- 
miesc*, or of any part or parcell thereof may from tyme to tyme, and att 
all tymea for ever hereafter digg, take, and carry away for their and every 
of their uses to be imploye^l upon the premisaes, or any part thereof (and 
not elce where) for building or repairing any bouse or houses allreadj 
built, or which shal), att any tyme or tyme hereafter, be builte what stone 
*■ This baa only been partly done. 



soever tlicy shall site use or imploy out of or from the stone quarry t 
stone qnarr; bill, w">iii the eald fforrest or chace in the parrish of Ea 

Provided allwajes that they leave the quariy pitt as fatre and cleere 
and from all the copeing surface, rubbish, and anoofsnce nbat«oever i 
thej find Ihe eame h°'' preretidge of taking atone as aforeaiud i 
sidcred in the yallDpacon aforesaid. 

AU the foremenconed premisses comprehended w^in the admei 
Burm' and Tallueacon aforesaid are tjth free as having never bea chargt 

Memorand. the total! of all the premises conteyne by admeasil 
ment 165"' OO"" 00" w"* we valine to be worth per annu, 

xx" riij' iiij* 
Wood vallued in gross att iiii" 

This Survey was pfectcd April the SOth, 165S, by as — 

William Da web. 
HKSRr Dewbll. 


Jos. Oauaob. 
Ejt'' by Will. Webb. 1C5S. 
( Indorse d) — Suspei. 

Old Lodge, &c. 

Rec* the 19th of November, 1658. Transmitted to the Survey Qri 
the same day. 

Sussex. "> Asliflowne Forest, &c., Broadstone Lodge, &a 
No. 16. 3 with tlieir rigbts, members, and appurtenances. 

A Survey of Broadstone and purcell of the fforest or chai 
of Ashdowne, otherwise called Lancaster great Parlce, lyin 
and being in tiie said County of Sussex, late parcell of tl 
possessions of Charles Stuart, late King of England, as pee 
of the Dutchy of Lancaster made and taken by us, wh( 
names are hereunto subscribed by vertue of severall lettel 
patients from his Highness under the great seale of EngUm 
and by an Act of Parliament intituled an act and declaracc 
touching severall acts and ordinances made since the twentjrl 
of April, 1653, and before the third of September, 1654, ai 
other acts, &c., at the Parliam' begun at Westni' the seave 
teenth day of Septemb' 1656, and certaine instrucons agree 
upon in the same Parliam' for Comissione" for surveying 
fibrrest of Sherwood, the fforrest or chacc of Needwood, 
fforrest or chace of Kingswoud, the fforrest or chace of Aal 
downe or Lancaster great Parke and Enfield Chace. Ai 



allsoe by vertiie of a commission and order from the Right 
Honourable the Comitte of Appeale in the suid act named 
and appoynted. 

Broailfitonn^ All thnt messnasfo, dwelling -bouse, or lodge, with the op- 
Lodge. ) purtineoces, scittuatt; (uid being in the fforest or chnce afora- 
Gnid, in the parish of East GmenEteed, comoulj called or known hj ifae 
name of Broadstone Lodge, consisting of b Kitchen, Hall, and other 
necessary romeB below staircB, w''' foure cliambers, besides garrette aboTe> 
etaircB, w'^ a barne, stable, gardine, and sererall pcells of inclosed land 
adjoining, and betongiug, end nsually occupied and injoyed w"* the said 
lod^, conteyning by admeasurement thirty searen acres, all w'*' said lod^ 
and premisses are in the tenure and occupacon of Elizabeth Norman, j 
widdow, late the wife of John Norman, deceased, late keeper of Broad' 1 
Stone walke, w^in the eaid Rbrrest orchace; all w^ said Lodge, honses, 
gardine, and inclosed lands and premisses, w"* their appnrtences, we valine 
to bo worth p annn Twelve Pounds six ghillings atid eight pance, 

87" 00' 00" xij" Tj* Tiij^ 

Comon wastT All that pcell of open & Comon wast p-round sett forth 
ground. Jto and for the comonwealth, according to the saiJ In- 
BtruconG of Partiam' lyeing and being in tlie pishes of East Greenstecd, 
ond Hartfeild, and w"'in the said fforreat, cliaoe, or parke, and adjoyning 
to the said mesBaago and premisses, and butted and bounded ae followeth 
— from a cross dowlo or marko in the ground, made cross wise on the 
cast side the highway (called London way), at Witch cross att the meet- 
ing of the other way that leadeth from Chcllwood gate to Colraans hatch 
g»l«. Thence turning northward, after the said highway called I^ondon 
way, as it is marked and sett oat from the premiaaes by the said cross 
dowle and divers other dowles, to Long-well and stoue quarry bill, from 
dowlc la dowle to a cross dowle made by the way side on the north side 
of stone quarry hill ; thence turning towards the north east in a right 
line from dowle to dowle to a cross dowle neere by a high beech on 
Flawe's hill ; tbence turning by the north-east and hy north to a cross 
dowle on tlie east side Plawe'a gate ; thence turning eastward, after the 
pole and old hanke, six foote w"'oat the pale being the outwest bonnd of 
t])e said tTorrest, by the lands of Tymothy and Katherine Payne and 
Thomas Woretenholme, Esq'*', to the Postume gate; thence on by 
Quavebrooke Comon to Quovebrooke gate, and on by the said Comon on 
the lands of Ricliard Sarmer, of Shepherds ; tlieuco tnrning towards the 
Boath, after the lower endof the lands of the said Richard fiarmer, about the 
space of thirty pclics, to a cross dowlo made att the comer of the said 
lands ; from thence towards the south end by east in a right line abont 
haife a myle, unto a dowle in the highway made about one furlong, to- 
wards (be south-west from the coraer of the inclosed lands att Colman's 
batch ; thence tuniing towards the west, after the said iiighway, as it is 
Bet out w*" marks, meeU, and bonnde, from the premisses aUong by the 
high beech, and so to tbo cross dowle neere Witch cross aforeeiiid, where 
this boundary began. 

xxni. 2 L 



Wliioli said open and comon wast land doth conti-yne by tkdmeosnnd* 
one thousand oue hundred and eight acres two roods, w*^ vo Tallue to bs 
TTorth p anna two bundtL'U thirty-eix ponnda thirteen ebilliDgs foare 

IIOS"' 2' OCM" oocxxTJ" xiij" iiij* 

"J All thatcottage,w"'theappnrtenoe8andoneroodofgronnd,in- 
CottageB. Vclosed to and used w'" the same, Bcittunte and being in Hart- 

J feild parish, near QuaveUrooke comon aforesaiil, and within 
the ffoirest or chace aforesaid, now in the occiipacon of Tlioraas Hover, 
who hath neyer claymed the said cottage, nor produced any eridence bow 
be holds the same ; therefore we retume tbe same (as sllaoo all the 
lodge and wast ground aforesaid) in present possession, which said cottage 
and rood of land to it inclosed as aforesaid, we valine to be worth p anna 
00'" 1' 00" jciij* iiij* 
And all waycs, passages, liberties, prevelidgoB, imuncties, jnriediconB, 
profitta, comodeties, advantages, and appartfinces whatsoever in and about 
the said bouses and lands, or with them or any of tbem comonly oaed, 
occDpicd, and injoyed, or which, of right ought to be injoyed, as part or 
parcell of the premisses, or of any of them. 

Wood and") The trees and wood now standing and growing in Beverall 
Trees. Jploces, being little worth but for fireing, and much spoyle 
and distmcon haveing ben made thereof** are worth in gross upon tha 
place, the tymo of converting them into money, and the conveniency place 
and carriage being alsoe coasiJered, Ixxx" 


Memorandum. — The soyle of the foresaid pareells of ground taken snd 
Bett out of the open and comon wast ground w"'in the fforrcst or chkce 
aforesaid, by meets and boundB as aforesaid, as part of that proporcon of 
land adjudged and laid forth to the comonwealtb for their right aod 
interest in tbe said fforrcst, chace, or parke is the proper soyle of th« 
com on wealth. 

Tbe foromenconed cottage was erected upon the soyle of the comon- 
wealth, by the ffuther of the said Thomas Hover, und' pretence of licence 
or leave from S' Henry Com pton, of Erombletye, sometymes ranger of 
the said fforrest, cbace, or parke contrary to the laws in force ; the said 
Hover for the tymes past batb neither paid rent nor done any service for 
the same, nevertheless, for future tyme we judg it fitt to stand and con- 
tinue, and therefore have vallued the same as aforesaid. 

The ground whereon the foresaid cottage stjHideth is comprchendad 
w'^in the number of acres and yalluaeon aforesaid, and tbe said cott«g« 
budded and the land improved at tbe charge of the foresaid Hover, out 
gf which consideracons we liavo valloed tbe p'misses as aforesaid. 

AJl the fences deciding between the Cotnonwealth land and tbe Om- 
nono" are to be mado at the charges of the Comonwealtb or ettch 

** This «poM*8' "•* gi'i'iK on '" '-ho iJBJ«woocl«Brfl reckoned n»Uie common 



praon or psons as sliall purdiass tlie same, accoriling to ord' of the right 
houoble tbe oomitte of apeale out of which respect smougst other things 
no have Tatlnud the premisses as aforesaid. 

We coiiueive tbe outmost bound to the forcsuid pcell of land to be 
made and inclosed w"* a ditch, quick Ectt, and hedge, to defend itseUe 
from the Comono" and other cattla vrill cost eighty poands, and that 
when it ia bov iiiclosed it will be more vorth then now it is by twenty 
pounds p annu at the least. 

Wo conceive the heat way to improre and improre the said ground 
will be by preserving some part for wood and the greatest part for tillage, 
marleing it with marie, there being plenty thereof to bo digged very 
courenioutly w''*in the premisses, and the residue for keeping sheep and 
young cattle. 

Tliera is one highway leading from Warren lodge through the pre- 
mieseB on the west side the land ollrcady inclosed to the said Broad- 
atone, and so to Plawea gate aforesaid, couteyning twenty foare foote 
in breadth, w'^ is noe part of the admeasurement or number of acrea 
aforesaid, now comprehended within tho vallueations aforesaid. 

All the Claym" and Comono" belonging to the said fforest or chace 
who hare proved their claymcs and obteyned allowance thereof, have 
likewise their proporcons of land laid out of the open and comon wast 
w^'io the said fibrrest or chace, according to the settlem' of the right 
hono"^ tho Comitte of Apeale appoynted by act of Parliam' in lien of 
and as competent and full aaltisfacon for all and every their righU and 
prevelidges whatsoever w'^in the said fforrest, chace, or park, distin- 
guished and sett apart from the land laid or sett oat to and for the 
comonwealtb by certaine marks, meets, and bounds, as more pticolarly 
will appears by the survey of tlie manno' of Duddleswell, within tha 
fioid fibrrest. 

Thfl owno", occupiers, or poBsesao" of the aforesaid lodge, lands, or 
premisses, or of any part or parcel! thereof, may fiom tyme to tyme and 
at all tymes hereafter, digg, take, and carry away, for their and every 
of their uses, to be imployed upon the premisses or any part thereof {and 
not elsewhere) for bailding or repairing any house or bouses allrcady 
built, or w"" ahall att any tyme or tymes hereafter be built, what stone 
aoever they shall soe nse or imploy out of or from the stone quarry 
on stone quarry hili w^in tbe said fforrest or chace in the pish of East 
Orenstcod aforesaid, and noere adjacent unto the premisses ; Provided 
allwayea they leave the qnarj pitt as fuire and cleere of all the copeing 
anrfaco rubbish and anoyance whatsoever as they find the same, which 
prcTclidge of taking stone as aforesaid is coneidred in tbe vallueation 

All tho foremcnconed parcells of land and premisses, comprehended 
w^in tho admeasurm' and vallneocon aforesaid, are tythe free, as haveing 
never been charged therewith, 

Memorand, the lotall of all the premiises ccnteyne by admeasnrement 

1145' 2' 00» 
which we vallue to be worth pannu ccxhi" xuj* iiij"* 

Wood vallued in Gross alt Isxx" 

2 L 2 


Thia survey wm pfecU-J Maj lUe 24"", 1658, by us, 

Wii-LUJf Dawbs. 
JOH. Gauaob. 
Uks. Dbwell. 
Rio. JoaiiftOit. 
Ex* by WUl. Webb, 1658. 
(IndoTscd.) Suse«x. 

Broad sUrue Lodge, &c. 
Beo* the 19tli of NoTeniber, 165S. TransmitteJ to the Sarreyo' 
Gr»ll the same day. 
Remitted the . 

Sussex."* Ashdowue Forrest, &c., Pippinford Lodge, &c.. 
No. 17. J with their rights, members, and appurtenanues. 

A Survey of Pippinfurd Lodge and prcell of the fforrest or 
chace of Ashdowne, otherwise called Lancaster great Parke, 
lying and being in the said County of Sussex, late parcell of 
the possessions of Charles Stuart, late King of England, aa 
pcell of the Dutchy of Lancaster, made and taken hy us, 
whose names are hereunto subscribed, by vertue of severall 
letters pattents from his Higlmes under the great seale of 
England, and by an act of Parliament intituled an act and 
declaration touching severall acts and ordinances naade since 
the twentyih of Aprill, 1653, and before the third of Sep- 
tember, 1654, and other acts, &c., at the Purliam' begun at 
Westm' the seaventeenth day of Septemb', 1656, and eertaine 
instnicons agreed upon in the same Parliam' for Comission^s 
for surveying the fforrest of Sherwood, the fforrest or chace of 
Needwood, the flbrrest or chace of Kingswood, tlie fforrest or 
chace of Ashdowne or Lancaster great Parke, and Enfield 
Chace. And allsoe by vertue of a commission and order from 
the Right Honourable the Comitte of Appeale in the said act 
named and appoyuted. 
FippiiigCord) All that capitall mesEuage dvelliag houBe or lod^4, 

Lodj{i!. I w* tho appartinaoucB, scittuate and being w^in the pUh of 
Maresfoild, In the present occupncon of John Fronke, gent., keeper of 
Pippinford walke and the atcumptnblc keep' of the west ward w^ia tbe 
eaiU fforrest, chace, or parke, acittnate and bc;ing nithin the said waUie, 
and towards the west side of the said fforrest, cliacc, or parke, commonly 
called or knowne by tho name of Pippinforil Lodge, conaisting of a brew 
house, kitchen, Parlor, larder, and butrie Iwlow stnires, w"* a stable. Ox 
etall and hamo, w"" said stabli-. Ox rtnll, and buruc an' out of rcpaire, 
w"* an impaled cnart., gnrdine, and svvornll poecea of inclosed land to tha 
said lodgi', belonging and constaullt 


in tho possesBion of tlio said Johu Franke, aud doe coiitejne, bj admea- 

snrm', ouu and twenty acres, all w"'' eaid luclgc and incloeed lands, w" the 
appteiiccs, we estimate to be wartb by the yeare, 21*™ O^ 00* viij" . 

Comon wast) All tbat parcell of open comon and wast ground sett 
Ground. Jfortli to and fur the comou wealtli according to the said 
iustrucong of Parliament, lying and being in ths parish of Mareafeild 
aforesaid, and w^in the said fforrest, ohacu, or parte, and adjoyning to 
the said messuage and pmifiscs, and battiid and boauded as folluneth, 
viz'., from a cross dowie or marke in Uie ground made cross wise on iha 
eaat Bide of the high-waye, by Witcli cross eastnard doaae iLe Qill fraia 
Duwie to DowIe, to the head of the brooke called Deep Deane Gill atto 
Stony brooke, and aoc on allong the said brooke downo the middle of ths 
gill or brooke unto that place where the said brooke falleth mto the river 
called or known by tbo name of Steele forge RiTer," thence taming 
eomhward np after the streame, or middle of the said river, about the 
Bpace of three quarters of a myle unto a cross dowle by the river side, oa 
the west side thereof, about tbo space of sixty perches below the three 
wards, thenue turning towards the South SonlU west from dowle to dowle 
unto a croBSe dowle weare an Oake tree by tho greeue way that leads to 
the tlirco wards aforesaid, thence turning towards the west, and by north 
from Dowlo lo Dowle after tbo said Greene way to tbo three cross dowles 
made together at Oiggs bush, by the side of the high road nay called 
London way, thence turning towards the North west after the said high 
Boad way from Dowle to Dowle as it is sett forth from the premisses by 
many marks, meets, and bounds to the cross dowb by Wituh Cross afore- 
said, where this boundary began, w** said paroell of open and wast land 
doth contcyne, by admeasurement, seuveu hundred and fuure acres two 
roods, w** we valine to be worth by the yeare, 704'" i' 00" c". 

And all wayw, passages, waters, water courses, liberties, prevelidges, 
ffranchises, imunelies, profitts, advantages, and apperlinanees whatsoever 
to the said messuage, lodge, and premisses, or with them, or any of tbem 
nsueally occupied and uijoyed, or w''' ought to be injoyed as part or par- 
coll thereof, or otherwise belonging to them, or any of thom. 

nr 1 \ The wood and trees now standing and growing in sevorall 
' Iplacus being little worth but for tiering, and much spoyle have- 
ing ben made thereof, are worth iu gross upon tbe place the tymc of con- 
verting them into mony, the scituacon of the place and carriage being 
aUoe conaidrcd, fonrty pounds. 


Memorandum. — The soyle of the foresaid lodge and premisses, and 
parcells of land or ground, taken and sett out of the open and comon 
wast of tlie said fibrrest or cbaco, by meets and bounds as aforesaid, as 
part of that proporcon of land adjudged and laid forth to the comonwealth 
for thtur rights and interests in tho said fibrrest or chace w"* the wood 
I coDfiiderableuuiubfc in Ajhilona 



and trees tliereon Btaoding and growing, is the proper eojle of, ■nd do 
belong to tlie Comonwealth. 

All the fences deviding betnecne the Camonnealth lands and I 
Coraono" to be made and keept utt the charges of the Coinoniirenlth, 
finch person or persoaa ag sb&ll purchase the same according to order 
the Right Hononrable the Comitte of Appealo, ont of w"* resj 
(amongst other things), we have yallued the premisaes as aforesaid. 

The fence to be mode betweene the premisses and that proporcon of li 
sett forth to and for the Comonwealth and laid out to the warren lod 
w^in the said flbrrest or cliiice viz' from the lower end of Stony broo 
att the River halfe waj Dp the said brooke towards Witch Gross is to 
node by the Comonwealtb or snch person or persons who shall puroha 
the premisses, and the other part hy the Comonwealth or the pnrchassQ 
of that proporcon of laud laid out to the said Warren loilge w''*in twel 
months after the date of this Survej. 

We conceive the outmost bound of the foresaid pcell of land to be n 
and inclosed w'** a dilch quicksett and hedge to defend itselfe from tl 
comono" and others cattle will cost sixty pitundc which being soe iuclosi 
will be more worth then now it is by ten potinde p ann at the Icoet, 

We conceive tbe best way to improve and imploy the said gronnd v 
be by plowing part thereof manureing it w"* marie or lyme w** said Ua 
mny be feteht or brought to the premisses from the Marie Pitts on I 
hill on the east side of Nuttly w"" said pitts are sett forth for Conu 
Marie pitts according to as order of the Ri^'ht Honourahle the Comitg 
Appenle and are abont live furlongs from the premisses, some other pu 
of tbe said land may be preserved for wood and tbe residue for rearil 
young Cattle. 

The owuora possrsso" or occupiers of tbe aforesaid lodge lands orp 
misses or ony part or parcell thereof may from tyme to tynie and att 1 
tymes hereafter have free liberty of passage and repussage by that wtiapf 
or bridle way leading from the premisses over the lower end of Stony biw 
through that proporcon of land sett forth and laid to the warren lodge 
aforesaid to pass and repass to and from Newbridge mill vt°' hone K 
harness as often as they or any of tbcm shall have occasion we faavei 
allowed and sett forth the said whnpple way for that pnrjioso. 

All the clayin" and eoniono" w'^'in'the said fforrest or chuce who ht! 
proved their claymes and obteyned allowance for their said claymes ha 
likewise their proporcons of land laid out of tbe open and comon wa 
gronnd w"'in the said fforrest according to the settlement of the Rig 
Hono''"' the Comitte of Appeale in liew of and as competent and ft 
sattisfacon for all and evety their rights intrests profilte and prevelidg 
whatsoever within the said fforrest chace or parkc distingncshcd and s( 
apart w"* certains marks meets and bounds as more pticularly will app 
in the survey of tbe Manno' of Duddleswell w^'in the said fforrest. 

The owners possess" or occupiers of the premisses or of any part 
parcell thereof may from tyiue to tyniB and att all tynies hereafter di| 
take aud carry away for their and every of their uses to be spent nu 
the promisaea or any part thereof (and not eico where) for building 
repairbg any house or howsos allrcaily built or to be built what ato 
soever they or any of them shall »i>e ubi> out of or from the stona i^unr 



Q sUrnc quaiTj hill wilhin tho ebiiJ ffoiresl w"*!!) the pish of EastGrccn- 
eteed 'without paying onght therefore. 

ProvideU allnayes that they leave the pitt as faire and ciccre of all the 
copeitig ruhbisb and annoyance as they fiud the eutae the w'^ p'Tchdge of 
takiiing marie aud stone as aforesaid is coneidered in tb(^ voUuaconB afore- 

All the foremenconcd premisses and all the land« Eett forth to the said 
MesEiiegii ainllculgc- and comprehended w'^in thctnensnracon bomidary and 
aforesaid are tytiie free oa haveing never been cLurged Uiere- 

conteyncth by admeasurm' 
'• 00" c viijii- 

Transmitted to the 

i'veyo' Grail 


Meinorand, tlie totall of all the prpmi 
w"* we TBllue to ho worth p ann 725*"' T- W 
Wood valued in gross att . . . 
This surrey was pfectud Aprill the 26th, 1G5S, by us. 

William Dawes. 
Henhy Dkwbll. 
Jos. Gamaoe. 


Ex''- by Will. Wbbii, 1C58. 
(Indorsed) Siissox, 

Pippinford Lodge, &c. 
Bee* tlie 19'" of November 1658. 
the some day. 

remitted y" 24"' day of l.he same n 

Sussex, S3. ^ A Survey of all the messugge and mills 
No. 18. jcoraonly called Ashley Mills, w"" certaine 
landes thereunto ndjoyning and belonging, w"" the rights, 
members, and appurtenances thereof, sciluate, lying, and 
being w^^in y* parish of Horsham, in the county of Sussex, 
late pcell of y' possessions of Charles Steward, late King of 
England, made and taken by us whose names are hereunto 
subscribed, by vertue of a Com"" granted to us by the 
Hono*'' the Trustees appoynted by Act of y° Comons 
assembled in Parlinm' for side of the Hon", Slann", and 
Lands belonging to the late King, Queene, and Prince, under 
their hands and scales. 

Messuage, | All that messuage and dwelling honse, w* the ap- 
howso, garden, \ purtcnancea commonly called Ashley Mills howse, 

and mills. j Bcituat« and being in the parish of Uorsbam. consist- 
ing of throe roomes below staircs and two above staires, w'" other neces- 
sary roomos, w"" a small bame thereunto belonging, together w'^ a 
garden inclosed thereunto adjoyning, containing by eslimaeon S5 acrea 
of ground, more or Icsso, together w"> all those two water grist mills 
and, one roofo, comonly called Ashley ^ Hills, scituate and lying w"'in 

*' Amy's Uills, some two mi1e« eoutb- known as Aslilv; Uilla. and the lans 
cast o( Hunbao. niipvars Ui he tbo iipot leads up from Ajuf'e Mills to Seilgwiuk. 


the parish of Horsham aforesaid, and in the lands afforesaid, and all 
mulctures, tolls, suite, soken, custome, millpooles, miUdames, water- 
courses, and flfishinges to the said mills belonging, or in anj wise apper- 
taining ; all which said mills are in very good repaire, lately new built 
by John Carroll ^ of Harting, Esq'. 

Meadow } As alsoe all those severall pcells of meddow, arable, 
and pasture > and pasture lands, scituate, lyinge, and being in the pish 
lands. ] afifores^ and adjoyninge to the said dwelling howse and 
mills, abutted on the east by certaine lands called Buckley woods, and a 
lane leading from Sedgwicke to White Bridge®*, on the north by 
certaine lands called Whitebridge lands, being the lands of one M". 
Midleton, of Horsham, and the mill ponds and streame passing by and 
through the said lands, and by certaine lands in the tenure of one 
White, of Horsham, on the west by certaine freehould lands in the 
tenure of one Ellis, of Horsham, and on the south by pte of the dis- 
parked parke of Sedgwicke 70^ containing in the whole by admeasure- 
ment flBfty four [acres] one roode and thirty nine pches. 

With all waies, passages, liberties, privil edges, immunities, profitts, 
comodities, advantages, and appurtenances whatsoever in and about the 
said house, mills, and lands thereunto adjoyning and appertaineing with 
them or any of them usually occupied and enjoyed as part, parcel, or 
member of them, or any of them. 

All which said dwellinge house and mills called Ashley Mills, and all 
the said severall pcells of land wee find in the tenure and occupacon of 
Rebecca Ames, widdow, of the parish of Horsham afforesaid, miller, 
who houlds the same by lease poll from John Carroll, of Harting, in the 
county afforesaid. Esq'., paying therefore to him the said John Carroll 
or his assignees yearely at two equall paym** at the usuall feasts of 
Mich* and Lady day the some of twenty pounds, and also paying all 
taxes to the state, churche, and poore, and likewise doing such seryicee, 
and bearing such ppcon of chardges to w^ the said howse, mills, and 
lands are lyable, according to the costome of that place. 

Reserved rent vj" xiij* iiij^ . -^ flfor all w** said dwelling howse, 

mills, bame, garden, and severall 
pcells of land wee find due and ac- 
y knowledged, the reserved rent of six 
pounds therteene shillings and foure 
pence per annu, payable at two equall 
paym'* , at y® usuall feasts affores^ by 
the said John Carroll, Esq^, but do estimate the same to be wortb 
per annu 54*^' 1' 89^ xxij" 

^ I There are three hundred young saplines and tillers upon the 

irees. j ^^j^ lands, w** wee value in grosse at twenty five poundis. 
Memorandum. — That John Carrill, of Harting, aforesaid, Esq'., bonlds 

•• Caryll. and Park, see the Rev. Edw. Turner's 

« Now known as Borolear Bridge, two paper in these " CJolleotions,** vol. viiL, 

■lUflS sonth-eHrt of Honham. p. 81-40. 
'^ Wot an aooomit of Sedgewiok O- 

This vj" xiij* iiij^ must be de- 
ducted out of y® full ymprovem* 
of XX ij" ; soe reste to be pur- 
chased in reversion 

XV* vjs viij^ 

Will. Webb, 1650. 



tlie svd mcssuago, milb, and lands and appnrteniLnces, by vertuo of an 
indenture of assignra' dated the third of September, 22'' Caroli, whereby 
John Carrdl, Knigfat, assignes to the said John Carrill, hia Bonnc and 
beire, all bis right, tytlc, and interest in the said tnessuge, mills, and 
lands called Ashley mills, yr"" thappiirtenancea, upon condieoo of paying 
cortaine debtfl menconed id the said indenture, w*^ said H' John Carrill 
did derive his tytle and interest therein as execato' and adnuniBtrato* to 
B' John Carrill, his Sather, deceased, to whom the same was granted 
p , , ) by lett' patients dated the 9* of ffehmary, 44* Etizab, 
■ . , > wherein the said Queene among divers other things did 
' ) demise, grant, and to flarme lett all that water null called 
Ashley mills, and pasture lands lying to the said mills, contnineing by 
eelimacon thcrty tivc acres Habendum, the said demised pmissea to 
S' John Carrill affuresaid, his executo'^ and assignes for sixty yeares 
ffrom Mich' last piwt befi>re the date thereof, paying therefore yearely tha 
some of six pounda thertoenc shillings and fonre peace at the two nsnall 
feastes of Michs and Thannunciacon ^^nt two eqnaO paymenta, w* co~ 
renants for suCGcient repnracons of the said howse and mills and leatring 
the same in good repure at the detenuinacon of the said tearme of sixty 
yeares, the said Sir John and his assignes to have rongh timber of tha 
saiil lands for all necessary reparacons by tho assignemont of the sur- 
Teyo'', steward, or other officer appoynted thereunin, and also necessary 
heilge boote '^ for the same, w'^ pviso that upon non-payment of tha 
said rent w"* in forty dayes of eyther of the said Scaata the said grant to 

Memorandum. — We have put noe valne upon the mattorials of tha 
said house and bnme afloresaid, in regard they are Tery onld and much 
in decay, ready to be new built by the said Canilt, but have iucloded 
them, as alsoe the water mills afforesaid, w"* are new bnilt, in the yearly 
tbIik', together w"" the said lands thereanto adjoyningo, 

Yeares [ There remaines yet to come and onexpired twelve yeans 
remaining, i at Mich' next in the demised puisses to iLe said M'. Carrill 
or bis assignes. 

Reprises. — I sappose 1 The dwellinge howse, mills, and lands 
the Lessee is to make >affores^ are charged w* the office of Head- 
good daring his terme. J barrogh every fourth yeare, w** we estimate, 
communibus annis, thcrteene shillings foure pence. 

The said honse, mill, and lands ari.> chargeable, together w*^ three 
other tenem" , w*" the repaire of an wooden bridge, called new bridge, 
neare Horsham, and some gutter lugges, which wee estimate, com'"' annis, 
six shillings eight pence. 

The reserved rent p annu is vj" xiij* iiij'' 

Tho total of acres 54' 1' 39" 

The total improved rents are ixij" 

Reprises p anna xx 

Rests de claro p ann sij" 

The trees valned in grosae at xxru 

" Ladytidc. 

' Ecdgbote, or such wood ai 


This survey was pfected by i 
this 1211i of April], 1650. 

whoso Dstnes are berennto eabacribed 
Jebehib Backkb. 

Jo. LOBB. 

Thomas Bbidoi. 
Job. Haddocks. 

Exi p Will. Welib.eiipTOr Gen", 1G50. 
(Indoraed.) Ashley MilU, 

nup. Cat, Regis. 

Rec« OiiB 13" of Aprill, 1650. Transmitt«iJ tothe S'veyo' Grail Oie 
lame day. 
Betunied the l?'" Aprill. 


Sussex, S3. ~1 
No. 19. j 

Lands in Bexhiil, Hooe and Barnehame." 

A Survey of certaine lands w"* tliapptenances, scituate, 
lying and Wing in the pislies of Bexbill and Hooe, in the 
County of Sussex, late pcell of the possessions of Charles 
Stewart, late King of England, made and taken hy us, whose 
names are hereunto subscribed by vertue of a coin"" granted 
to us by the Hono*'* the Trustees appoynted by act of the 
Coujons assembled in Parliament for sale of y" Eonn" Mann" 
and lands belonging to y" late King, Queene and Prince under 
their hands and scales. 

All those five cIobcb of Mereh lands, w"' th appurtenances comonly called 
Priest lands, scitnate, lying, and being in the parish of Hooe afibnsd, 
abutted on tbe east, north, and wi^st by a water course or Etrcame, c&lled 
tiie East streune ; and on the south by tht lands belonging to y* Lord 
Jdonlague, containing, by eetimiicon, twenty-sis acres more or leaa, »* 
wee estiniBte to be worth p snn 26'" OtF OfJ" xx" 

And alsoe all that close or pcell of aralile land, with the apnrtenaooM 
comonly caUed Priest lands, scitnalc, lying, and being in y* Pariah of 
Boxbil! aHbroeaid, abutted on y" East by certaine lands belonging to 
W' David Hart, called the great pages ; on the south by certaine landa 
of y" Lord Monntague ; on the west and uoriJi by a lane leadiDge fmn. 
Bame home to the since contaiiieing by estimatiin three acres Dioi 
les, w"^" weo estimate to bee worth p ann 03"°" 0' OOp xl* 

And all that close or pcell of arable lands, w* thajipnrte nances comonly 
called Preist lands, scituate, lying, and being in y* (larisli of BexliUI 
afforesaid, almttinl on y cast & west by y= lands of M' Hart affores" ; oi 
the south by cerluine lands of Hie Lord Monntague ; and on y' uortli h] 

" For Barnehania tvbi] JJanhome, a Abbey, far netiees of which mo Mr, 
oonstdeniblv ealata and farm In BeiliSlI, Lower'* translation ul the "ChroaloOB'' 
foriuerl; pDrtuf tbv iHtMciuiuna of BalUe BallUi" patnm. 


the lane lending from Bameborno to y* sluoe affores'' contnioing, bj esti- 
niacon, uine acros more or less, w"" weu estimate to be wortii p ann 
OS"'' It' 00" Tj" 
T ( on 1 1 '^'"' ^'^"^ "" ""** close & fH:i!ll of arable land, with the ap- 
ipurtenaaces comonly called Lortwood, scituate, lying, and 
being in the parish of Bexhill aSbros'' abutted on y ' north aod east by the 
lands of il' Althorne-'; on the ooiithby a highway or lane leading from 
Lunaford" to Buckholt ; and on the west by the lande of W^ Dnlney, 
containeing, by eBlimacon, six acres mors or lees, w*^ wee estimate to boa 
worth p ann OC 00 si' 

All which said pcella of land wee find in the tenure & ocupacon of 
David Hart, of Walling, '° gent, son & heir of Thomas Hart, deceased, 
who claimcs to hold the same in ffee farme by vertuo of an indenture 
dated ij Junij, 1C31, whereby Edward Raines & Thomas Turpin, for a 
hundred and twenty pounds, did lett unto Thomas Hart aSbresaid and his 
heirs for ever, all those mersh lands called Priest lands Northey,^ con- 
tayning by estimacon fifty acres, lying in the parishes of Bexhill and 
Hoo, lately sold to j" said Reynes and Tarpin by Edward Earle, of 
Dorsett, and Serjeant Amerst, by Indenture dated 8' February, 1630, 
for forty pounds p* to the s* Amerst, to bee held of thecheefa lord of the 
See, w s'^ Earle of Dorsctt and Amerst was intituled to the same la 
trust for payra' of the debts of Richard, Earle of Dorsett, deceased. But 
how the 6'^ Richard, Earle of Dorsett, was inabled to make such grant, 
appeares not. But by tbe braviatt from Audit' Dorrell, it appeares that 
all the recytcd p 'misses & alsce tbe cottage & lands hereafter menconed 
were granted onely in lease for a tearme of yearea yet to come charged, 
P J , ■» together w'" the reserved rent of x" ij' p aim, w'" rent 

iteservea^rent, I ^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^ acknowledged and yearely pd by the said 
^ 'J } David Hart, who ptcnils it to bee as a fee farme rent 

onely, all w"^"" wee submit tn the Hono'''* the Trustees, haveing valaedthe 
e above said. 

Taylor's ) And all that cottage or dwelling howse, w"" thappur- 
Cottage. J tcnanees w'''' a title orchard and garden & a certaine close or 
pcell of land thereunto adjoyning & belonging, sritnate, lying, and being 
in the parish of Bexhill affores'' abutted on the east, south, & west by the 
landes of one Hanna Farro, & on the north by the highway leading from 
Bexhill to Bexhill downe, and inclosed w*'' hedges and ditches, containe- 
ing by estimacon three acres more or less, w'''' wee estimate to be worth 
p ann 03 00 iij" 

All which said cottage, garden, orchard, & close of land wee find in the 
tenure and oecupacon of Richard Taylor, in the parish of Bexhill 
Th'a ftl tab '(''ffoi'^^d, but by whatright or title he holds the same we 
cle*»*d " f '"'*"' °°^> "•oogl" '"' ti^'h been sumoued thereunto. 

And all waies, passages, liberties, privelegea, ffrnnchises, imnneties, 
joriadiccons, pfits, comodities, advantages, & apptenancce whatsoev' in & 

'* Lanteford Cross, about hall way no " Wortllng. 

the road (ram Beihill to Niufteld, " For an aooount o( Korthey, see vol. 

" Alohorao. xbc, of the " CoUoctioni." 

2 M 2 


aboni the said landes and cottage, and landes, or w^ them, or anj of tbem 
heretofore, nsoallj occapied or enjoyed as part pcell, or member of them, 
or any of Uiem. 

Totall of impred yalae p ann xzxiii" 

Reserved Rent p ann ...... x" ij* 

Totall of acres, 47 00 

This sunrey was pfected this 12"* of Aug* , 1650, by ns 

Jbremib Bainbb. 
Thomas Bridob. 
JoH. Haddocks. 
Ex« p Will. Webb, Suprs' Qen^ 1650. 
(Indorsed.) Bexhill & Hooe, certaine lands there. 

nnp Gar. Regis. 


Rec^ this 12^** of Ang"^ Transmitted to the Snnrey' Qrall the same 

Retamed the 14 of Ang*^ 


Sussex. ) A survey of certaine pcells of ground lyeing 
No. 20. / and beinge w***in the pish of Bexhill inn the County 
of Sussex Yi^ their apptenances and alsoe a rent of xxj* issu- 
inge yearely out of Northy Marshes there late pcell of y* pos- 
sessions of Charles Stuart late Einge of England made and 
taken by us whose names are hereunto subscribed in the month 
of September 1656, by vertue of an Act of Parliam* for sale 
of the Honno" Manno" & Landes heretofore belonginge to y* 
late Eange, Queene & Prince, and a commission thereupon 
grounded under y*^ handes and scales of five or more of y* 
Trustees in y*^ s* act named and appointed. 

All y* pcell of pasture ground lyinge & beinge within y« feild or pcell 

of Marshland called by the name of the Northie Marshes and is bounded 

w^ a certaine streame or brooke there called the east streame, towards 

the east with an ould wall or banke towardes y* North and West, and 

neare adjoyning to the place called Northie Chappell conteyninge by 

estymacon ffive acres one Roode w^ att an improved rent we yalew to bee 

worth p ann 


• « • • 

All that rent of xx* issuinge and payable yearely out of all those other 
ffeilds and pcell of land called or knowne by y® aforesaid name of 
y* Northie Marshes p ann. 


All y* feedinge or pasturage for two cowes yearly within the aforesaid 

Northie Marshes togeather w^ two yeares increase or calyes of the said 

two Cowes, and alsoe pasture for tenn sheepe yearely within y* aforesaid 

marshes or pasture of Northie aforesaid, with one yeares inorease or 



Umbos of j^ eaid ten Ewea, togeother with paanaga for eixe hogga 
joaroly w"* said cowcs w'" y" increase tLereof, tlio snid Hiieepe w'" y» in- 
crease thereof as aforesMd, and y" said pannage for y" said six hoggs are 
to goe and sufficiently to bo ffeed amongst the cowee shoepo and hogga 
belonging to y* lord or ffarmer of the aforesaid premisses, called y' Nor- 
thie Marshes or the pasture of Northie nforesnid, And so to bee kept 
yearly from y° day ofy' NatiTity of y" blessed virgin Mary uat«ll 
J* ffeast day of Martin in the winter w** at on tmprored rent we ralewe 
at comibs imnis. 

All that pDlo or plott of meadow ground called by the name of the 
lille meade, and is bounded w"" y' lands of Richard Alcorne tiiwardea 
y" East w"' certaine lands called Buckholt towards y' South and W" the 
heade of y* pond called" Buckholt pond, towards y" west, and y* land of 
■ Eyden towards y" north conteyning by estimacon one acre, W" att 

an improved rent we value to bee worth p ann, 

Amh Abstract. 
The aforesaid pcell of Marsh land valued at p ann iiij". 

The rent issuinge out of Northie p aim .... ^cxj*. 

The pasturage of y* Cowos sheepe & pannage of Hoggs p ann xx: 

And y* Pille of Meodowes p aim ixv. 

Some total! of j° aforesaide ptictilara come unto p ann. vij". vj". 
Perfltted y" I?"' day of September 1656. 

HcoH Webd, 
Will U*h. 


Tlie pmiasBB are y' discovery of Captain Christopher Bodly, 
ExOby Will Webb, 1656. 

(Indorsed.) A pcell of Marsh land lyeing within y" pUh of Bexhill in 
Northie marshoa. 


Rm* the 29th day of Octob' 16&6. 
the samo day. 

Transmitted to the S'veyo^ Oral, 

Sussex, BS. J A Survey of tie messuage or tenem' w"" divers 
Chantery fpcelles of land w"" the appurtenances comoaly 
lands, ^called Chautery landes als the mote, acltaate, 
No. 21. * lying, and being in the parishes of Becley 
(Beckley), and jjeise marsh, in y' county of Sussex, late 
pcell of the possessions of Charles Stewart, late King of 
England, made aud taken by us, whose names are hereunto 
subscribed. By vertue of a com™ granted to us by the 
Hon'''^ the Trustees appointed by act of the Comons assembled 
in Parliament for sale of the Bonn", Mann", and lands here- 

'* Bucklioltl Nost, li miles norlh of Sidluy Oie«D, in a direct line to Cronliunt. 


tofore belonging to the late King, Queene, aad Priace^ i 
their hands and scales. 

Fanncal All that mcssu&ge or tenem' w" tlmppnrtenuiGca como 
house, jcnlled the farmes bowse, flaitunte anil l>em^ in the parish 
Beckle]', adiI aearo tha Highway leading from Nannleii ** bridge, tkronj 
Becldey to Rye, consistiag of two roomea w"* other ncx;essarie r 
below stares, and two chambers abore stares, with a barne, oowh' 
and horell, and a jard, garden, and orchard, all adjoining and 
ing to ;' same, together w"" six pcells of arable and meddow 
the appurtenances comonlj called the flarmea scitnate, tjing, and b 
in the pish of Becklej, afibres' and adjoining and nsnallf oompieil 
enjoyed, w"* the said huuse abutt«d on the east bj the foresaid high* 
and the church and chorch yard of Becklej, and a lane leading I 
Beckle; to Weekbridg, on the south by the side of a messuage, j 
garden, orchard, and b; a bowse and croft in the tenure of Rol 
Gibbons, and the highway from Nuendon to Rye affores^ on 
by the lands of Widdow Inch, and on the west and north by 
landes called Woodgate lands, containcing, by estimation, twen^- 
acres more or less w** we estimate to be worth p ann 

26"" 0' 00> xx» 
Friest| And alsoe all that close or pcetl of arable land 
Hotb.jcallcd Priest hoth, scituate, lying, and being in the parish 
Beckley, aflbres'* abutted on the east by certaine copses caUed 3a 
wood and Come pi tt wood, and M'. Fruews [Freweu's] wood onUiesout] 
west and north by certaine lands called Mill lands, belonging to one Wi 
Whit«, Esq', [of Winchelsta] contwneing, by estimacon, eight acres mo 
or les W* we eetimale to bee worth p ann OS"" 00 iii" 

Old 1 And alsoe all those fower closes of arable land comoB 
Lauds, jcalled the old lands, scituate, lying and being in the pish 
Beckley, aforesaid, abatt«d on the east by tbe highway from Beckley 
Weeks bridge, and a bowse and croft of Thomaa Pettar on tha sos 
and west by certaine lands belonging to y" beires of S' John Shelley, si 
in pte on tbo north by tbo said lands, and on the north by the landa 
the tenure of Steephen Elmestone, contuineing, by estimncon, ten met 
moio or les, w""" wee estimate to be worth p ann 

lO-" 0' OO' vis" iii' iiiia 
King's! And all that dose or peell of land called the King's «ci 

acre, j scituate, lying, and being in the parish of Beckley. affores* sbntti 
on the east by certaine lauds belonging to tbu heires of S' John Shdil 
on the south by cortninu lands belonging to one M'. 8harpe, on the W«l 
and north by a wood belonging to Sir Thomas Pearsc, containeinge, 1 
estimacon, ono aero more or les »■=" weo eEtimato to bee worth p ann 

01 00 X* 
^^^^^^^^^^^^ nd meddow lu 

lonly calluJ^^HH^^^^Buo, lying, 
y ]ianeli o( Uccklcy, ulTd^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ curtainu lands ~ 




tenore of Stephen EHmestone, on j' south by Shelleyes land, on the west 
bj a highvay leodingc from Hospen hoDse to Wo ekcb ridge, and on tha 
north hj the lands of Thomaa Daris and Richard Cushman, containeing, 
b; cstiniacon, eight acreemoreor lees vt''^ wee estinnatc to he north p aun 
08-" 0' 00" iiiji' 

Mereh } And aleoe all thoae pcc-lls of Mortib land now or flowen w*^ 
land> ) the tydea together w"* all that cloee or pcell of arable and 
pasture land thereunto adjoining eometime called the chappcll close 
wherein the chanteri/e chapptU did ancently itaad^ all ecitaat*] lying and 
being in the pariah of Peoscmarsh Abutted on the east by certainc lands 
called Melpin brookes beiug the land of M'. Powell parcell of Moate 
landa on the south by Melpin Woods on tlie west by the lands of Robt. 
Hewett on the north by certaine lands belonging to one Ycates and 
Bamon containing by estimocon eighteene acres more or Jes w'^ we 
estimate to bee worth p ann 18' 0' OO"" Tiij". x'. 

Memorandum, that fifteene acres thereof are ov'ilowon as afores**. 

Trees t T^i^^f *re upon the chappell close ten young trees, w''' wee 
' J Taluo in gross ut thertj three shillings fourpenco. 

xxsiiii. iijjj. 

Mt-mornudnm, the way leading to y' s'' Mersh and pasture land last 
rceyted to tbt' rode ts through Melpin Woods BfiTores'i, and one close of 
M', Hewetl's land adjoyning to y" said wood, and through three closes of 
lands iu the tenure of Thomas Mocket, to a lane leading from Blocknell 
wall to Flaeldey ash. 

And all waycB, passages, liberties, pririledges, franchises, immunities, 
jurisdiccons, profitU, comodities, advantages, and appurtenances whatsoeT'', 
ill and about the etXA dwelling howse, and severuU pcells of land or vf<x 
any of them heretofore usually occupied and enjoyed as pte, pcell, or 
member of thi^ni or any of them. 

Menioraudum, wee put noe value upon the materislla of the buildings, 
bnt hove included them in the yesrely value m"" the eaid lands. 

Tho. Pettar's 1 Memorandum, that wee find the s'' messuage and all the 
Ctaime. I scvull lands and applenances before mejieoned and recyted 
in the tenure and occupacon of Thomas Pettar, of Bcckley offores'', who 
claimes to bold the same by vertne of an indenture dated 29'" Sept' 1688, 
whereby Thomas Bostoche and Oriseell his wife, did demise, and to fnrme 
lott to y* said Tho. Pettar, all that pcell of land called the Massines, 
containeing by estimacon eight acres, one pcell containeing by estimacon 
one acre, all that pcell called jlfarmes containeing by estimacon twenty 
acres, all that peel! called Priest both eont, by estimacon eight acres, all 
in the parish of Beckley, and all those fifteene acres in Peasmarsh, 
Habendum, for one and twenty ycares from the date hereof, paying there< 
fom yoarely twenty-six pounds, at two wjual payments at Lady-day and 
Michs, and a gauiou of bacon and a fatt goose or a couple of capons, 
nnd paying all water scot*, and for reparacona. 

But by what right or tytlo the said Bostocke and his wife did grant 

" Of tbtE abaulry l'lla|^el Ur. Lower informs me notliing ci 

w be nscerlained. 



the same, wee know not, ihogh snnjoned to pduoe their eviilenees for 
eomo, and therefore wee returne the fiune in posEeesion valued as alwTes". 
Totsll improved value p aiin. xli'", xiij*. iiji*. 

ToUll of acres is 71 00. 

Total! of gross value is isxiij". 

This Borrey was perfected this 15th July, 1G50, hy us, 

jEnEHtK BAjtrESj 
Jo. LODB. 
Thomas Bhidob. 
Job. Maddocrb^ 
EX'S, p Will: Webb, Snpvs Grail, 1650. 
Chantry Iftuds iu the parishes of Besley and Pease, nop Car, 


Recnbis 15"'or July, 1650. 
■amc day, 

Retamod the 17'" of July. 

Tranemittod to the Snrvej' Grall 

}A Survey of all that h»use called Cheawoi 
house,*' w"" the lands comonly called Cheswoi 
Parke, dispked (disparked) w"" the rights, members, and afl 
purtenances thereunto helonging, scituate, lying, and heir 
w^in the parish of Horsham, in the County of Sussex, Ii 
pcell of the possessions of Charles Stewart, late Kinge of Eb 
land, made and taken by us, whose names are hereunto st 
scribed by vertue of a com™ granted to us by y' Hon"'* t 
trustees appoynted by act of the Comons assembled in Parii 
ment, ffor sale of the Honn" Mann", & land belonging to 
late Kinge, Queene, & Prince, und' their hands and scales, 
Capitall 't All that capitall mansion bonee, it"' thitpporteniu 
Mnncon bowse, j comonly cabled Cheswortbss place, ols Chesworth bi 
ecituatc & boinge in tlie pariah of Horsham, iu tbe County of 
coBEistingc of firo roomes below Etnirce, besides other necesrarj 
and five chambers above stares, «"• garretts over tliem, w* an ooel 
malt,*' w** a bame, stable, and cowhowse, «"■ a faire orchard, well plan 
and a garden and yard, w"* divers ould fish ponils, containeing by csti 
con foure acres. 

And all waiec, pasRagee, eat<ni", waters, watercoursea, comoditiea, 
vantages, and appnrtenancoa whatsoever to y* fforesaid Mansion fai 
and scite thereof, or any pte and pccll thereof in any wise beloagingc 

" For an account of aiwworth Houaa 
and Park, ece " Compcnclioui HI 
of Susoex," uadvr Qordiaiu. 

•■ CbeeworUi liea 1 mile eouUi-a 




"■ Nasli » Together wf" dirers pcells of MedJow, arabla, nnJ pQstarp, 
ii'tnc. ^& noodj lands, comooly CbuBvorth lands, pte n1ioroof vrsa 
anccntly a^ Parke, iscituaU, lying, and being in the parieh afforoEaid, & in 
thi> connty afforecaid, abutted and bounded, viz' — on y" east ftrom Hor- 
eham beatfa by a lane It^adiog from tbe said beath to Apslcy Mills, & 
thence to Gohitaple on the south, ia ptc, by curtainc lands called Col- 
itaplo** lands, and by ccrtaine lands culled the SojIl', being the lands of 
i' TbomaB Ersfeild, and bj the lands of ono Cooker; on the weathycer- 
taine lands and thehonsu anil conny warren of 8' Thomas ErefieldafforcBaid, 
Slid bjr ilie lands of M' p keaes and by Jl' Best's land, and the fnlling 
will land, and M' Waller's howse and land ; and on y north by a croft 
of M' Waller's by one Wickcn's, bis house, and by Horsham Comon, and 
containeth by admeaaureiu' three hundred & twelve acres, throo roods, 

id nineteen pches. 

All which said lands are devidod into severall fforuics boreaft«r men- 
coned and sett downe. 

And all wues, passages, liberties, priviledges, Royaltcs, Siranchises, 
and imanities, jurisdiccons, pfilts, coxnodities, and oppnrteuatices whatso- 
ever in and about the said Mansion bowse and severall fTaraies therein, 
w*" them, or any of them, usually occupied or enjoyed as part, pcell, or 
member of them, or any of them. 

All which said mansion how»e and out bowses & appartenances, to ■ 
gcther w* several! peells of moddow, arable, and pastare lands, pccU of 
Chesworth lands afforesaid, and adjojning to y" said Mansion bouse, 
abntted and bounded on th« east, and, in part, on the south by a lane 
IpaiJIng from Horsham heath to Chesworth lionse, and by divcn pcells of 
Chesworth lands in the tenure of W" May; on tbe south by pcell of 
Chesworth lands called the Wnlloppes ; on the west by pcell of Cbes- 
vortti la:ids in the tenure of Bobt. Parr, and the ffulling mill pond, and 
by ficell of Bustoe's Farme, and one close of M' Waller's, w* said pcella 
lyinge conveniently together doc contaiDe by admeasurement forty nine 
acres and therty nine pches. 

All which said pmisses are in the tenure and occupacon of W" Nash, 

Cheeworlh aflbree'' . 

ffoster 1 Together w* three otlier closes of land, called ffoster hame 
closes, pto & pcell of Chesworth afforesaid, abutted on tUo 
east by the high way from Horsham heath to CoUtaple ; on 
the south & west and north by divers pedis of Chesworth lands in the 
tenure of W" May aflbrcaaid, w'" said i)ceUs contaiue by admeasarem' 
fourtcone acres and twenty pches. 

All which said closes Inst menconed, together w"' the mansion howso 
and howses, orchard, garden, and lands tlii^re unto adjoyning before men- 
coned, and recyled, contoineing sixty three acres ime rood and 21 perches, 
are in the tenure and occupacon of M' W" Nash, of Chesworth affore- 
eaid, who houlds the same by lease jioll from John CarrlU of Harting 
lilsq' as pcell of Chesworth lands, containing by egtimacoii twenty acres, 

" ColdstupU, Si miles BOuUi-caet of Horsham. 

2 N 

fToster ■J 
bame > < 
closes. } I 




together w"" three pcelU of Sodgwicke*" lamis, contnineing by estimmocd 
teiin ACrsB, ])aying therefore year]]' the Boinc of twelrc poandcs at twfi 
Dqiull piifin''at the feaats of Midi* aud Lad; dnf. 

63*" I' 2l> 
But woo Kstimate the eaid lands to be votih p ann xxfj" ^M 

are, upon tbo several! lands last meooODed, fifty ^"^1 
"'' wee value in grosso at t«nD {lounde. ^M 

Mbhobandch.' — Thut y* Mancon bowse affores" hath beene demoliBbaj 
and eould in a great part thereof by vertne of a, Warr' uud'' y" I*n<fl 
sealo, dati-dSO"' Januarij, 1611, wlierebj 8' John Corill (farmer tberoM 
was discharged from repairing the said bowse, except oiiely that pte w* 
is comonly called the Earle of Surrres tower, & the bnildings thero- 
nnto adjoyning, & the stable, banie, & bame roome, lying on the west 
■ide of the gate howee of thu base court, and extending to the same 
gatohowae, w"* eaid tower and buildings thereunto adjoyningc, w"" the 
stable, bame, and bame roome afibresuid, are very ould and ruiuriuE, and 
of small yhIuc, to bee taken down, and therefore wee have included them 
in the tbIob of Chesworth lands afforesaid. 

S' Thomas') All that ould ruinous lodge called Chesworth Lodge, w" 
Ersfeild Cthc appurtenances, acitnatc and being in the west part of 
tfarmc. J Chesworth lauds, w"' all that conuy warren and two pcelle o( 
arable, pasture, and wooddy lands, called the warren and ould Parke, Ad* 
joyning to the same pcell of Chesworth lands afibresaid, abutted on Itm 
east by certaine lands called the Walloppes, pecll of Chesworth afToresaiiS 
on the Eonth by certaine lands called the soyle and the lands of -j| 
Booker ; on tbe west by the tands and bowse and lands of d 
Thomas Ersfeild aforesaid ; and on the north by S' Thomtia ErEfeilQ 
Conny warren and pareoU of Chesworth lands, w the tenure of one P^D 
w^ said pcelle uf lands doe contaiue by admeasurement forty three acnl 
three roods and tliirty sis perches. 

All which lodge and lauds aflbresaid are in the tenure and occupacon q( 
S'lliu. Ersfeild, of Horsham nEToreBaid, who honlds the same by lease 
poll from John Carrill, of Hartingo, Esq., as pcell of Cheawortli liff 
said, contaiiieing by estimacoit thirty acres paying therefore tbe yea 
rent of tenn pounds at two eqnall payments at the two ugosU f 

But woo estimate the same to bee worth upon improvem' p unn 

iS"" 3' 86" sctji' 
are upon this farme a hundred and ffifty trees, w^ « 
j value in grosse at tberty pounds. 
WoUope 1 All those pcells of Meddow and arable land cnmonly c 
Mathew ( the Woltopps, being ^te and pcell of Cbi«worth afib^ 
White's f seituatc, lying, and being in the south west part th«f| 
Farm. | abutted on y' east by divers pedis of land in tlie possoM 
of "Wm. May; on the siaitb by part of Colstaple and certaine laoi 
called the soyle lands ; ou the west by Cht^sworUi ould parke afTorea 
%n the north by divers pcelle of Cbeawortb, in j" tenure and occnpa< 
" Sedgwidi lion 3 ' i»t of Hcirthoin. 




said pcells of lain! calk'i the Wani>p}« 
forty six acrus three rooJs and therty 

of M' W" Nttah afforeBftid, 
doe coiiluiQO by adiniiasu 

Whicli said pmisBCB called tliu Walloppa are in the tenure and occap^ 
COD of Mathuw Wl]yt« of Colataple In the pariah of Horsham afToresaid, 
who houlds the same by Indcnturu dated tho second of Ducewbtir, 1624, 
nhcreby 8' John Garrill did demise to the said Mathew White, togetliei 
with othur lands for a cumpetcnt some of money iu hand paid all tboso 
laiidH called the Wallopps, the leasee containeing by eetimjicon fforty 
acres more or less. Habendum from the annnncacon next after tho data 
heroof for therty one ycares, paying tlierefore and for y' other lands the 
some of therty pounds at the tno uauall feasts afforesaid, at two oqaall 
pcona >*"' covenants for reparacons of ffences and re-entry npon non-pay- 
meut of rent w"'iii one and twenty dayes, and phibiting the diB]>osall of 
the same to any but his wife or children without conEent, 

All which said pedis of land called the Wallopps as afforesaid, wee 
estimate to bee worth p ann 4(J*" 3' SO' xvj" 

MisyoiiANDUU. — lliere remainos six yeares yet to eomo and unexpired 
in the mesne lease granted to Mathew White abovcsaid from thanuncn- 
con lost past. 

W'" Mfl « ' ~) '^" those pcells or closes of Meddow and arable land, 
' ff nn 1 P*'^ whereof called the Tullies, being pto and pcell of Che«- 
j worth lands HfTorcsaid, scituato, lying, and being in the 
north L'ast part of the said lands, abutted on the east by a highway lead- 
ing from Colstaplo to Horsham heath, and in part by pto of M' Nash's 
ffarmo; on the Houtli by ColGtaplu afforesaid; on the west by the 
Wolloppa afforesaid, and by part of M' Nash's fTarme ; and on the north 
by certaine lands, [iccll of Cbesworth, called the Malleperts, w** said land 
contfuncth by admcaenremcnt ttierty four acres and fourteene perches. 

Which pmisBCH are in the tenure and occnpacon of M' May, of Hor- 
sham, who honhls the same by leaee poll from John Carritl, of Harting, 
Eb<]., as iJC(.'ll of Chesworlh lands uflbresaid, cout. by estimacon 25 acres, 
paying tlierefore y" yearly rent of sj" at two ec]ua]t paym" at j* two 
nsu&U feasts afforcs". 

All which last recyted pndsses in the tennre of tho said Wm. May, wee 
estimate to bee worth p ann 34*" O' 14'' siiij" 

All those two closes of arable land called flulling mill 
bIh Conny Berry ffeilds, part and parcell of Cbes- 
worth afforesaid, acitu^, lying, and being in the west 
part of tho said lands, abutted on the east by part of M' Nashe's ffarme 
afforesaid, & on the south by the conny warren, in the tenure of 8' 
Thomas Erafcild ; A on y* west by the Bald S' Thomas Ersfeild's conny 
warren, and on the north and in part on the east by the great pond 
commonly called y' ffulliug mill pond,* w^ said pcells of land doe eon- 
taine by lulmeasurcm' scarcntecne acres one roode and twenty two 

" "Fulling" nils a coDEiiterabte lo^^e haiiitd ptantstiousof flaraodliemp. 
bnuioli ot induitry in Kuaxex tno hun- Tbure nre ticorea of Futling-miU J'vnil 
drcd yean nt;o, when altuoet every vil- and i'ieldt all oier the Weald. 

if N 2 

Hob' Pan 


[ (Toil 
J wor 


Which said two closes of land, together w"* y« said ffulling mfll pond, 
are in the tenure & occupaoon of Hobt. Parr, of Horsham afforesaid, 
who houlds the same by lease poll from John Carrill, of Harting, Esqr, 
as pcell of Chesworth lands iifforesaid, containing bj estimacon ffoore- 
teene acres, pajii^g for y^ said two closes yearelj five pound, and for 
the said Pond jearelj *** at two equall paym^ at the usuall feasts 

All which said two pcells of land, w"* the said Pond, w^ is rery uso- 
full for a mill in the possession of the said Parr, we estimate to bee 
worth p ann 17*" 1' 22^ viiij" 

M' fib d' ^ "^^^ those two closes of Moddow land comonlj called 

fc [ Jenny Bare Icggs,®^ part and pcell of Chesworth 

3 aflforesaid, scitnate, lying, and being in the north west 
of the said lands, and neare Horsham towne afforesaid, abutted on the 
east by part of Bristoe's ffarme ; on the south by the gill coming from 
the fulling mill pond ; on the west by y* lands of M' Parkeses & M' Best ; 
and on the north by ffulling mill land, w^ said pcells of land doe con- 
taine by admeasurcm^ seavcn acres two roode & four perches. 

Which said two closes of mcddow are in the tenure of M' Nich. Shep- 
pard, of Horsham afforesaid, who houldes the same by lease poll from 
John Carrill, of Harting, Esq' , as pcell of Chesworth lands afforesaid, 
containeing by estimacon six acres, paying therefore yearely y* some of 
ffoure pounds, at y* two usuall feasts afforesaid. 

All which said two pcells of meddow land wee estimate to be worth 
p ann OT"*' 2' 04^ v" x» 

jj . "^ All those three closes of meddow and arable land pte 
^ > & pcell of Chesworth landes afforesaid, scituate lying and 

3 being towards the north part of Chesworth and neare 
Horsham towne aforesaid, abutted on the east by part of Chesworth 
lands, in y* tenure of M" Waller and M' W"* Nash afforesaid, on the 
south by land in the tenure of the said Mr Nash, and by the ffulling mill 
pond afforesaid, on the west by Jenny bare-leggs, and on the north by 
y« ffulling mill lane and part of the fforesaid lands in y* tenure of 
M' Waller, w*^ said pcells of land doe containe by admeasurm^ fifteene 
acres and therty seven perches. 

All the said pcells of land are in the tenure and occupocon of Widdow 
Bustoe,88 who houlds the same by lease poll from John Carrill of Hart- 
ing, Esq', as pcell of Chesworth lands afforesaid, containinge by esti- 
macon twelve acres, paying therefore yearly the some of eight pounds, 
at two equall payments at the usual ffeasts afforesaid. 

All which said three closes we estimate to bee worth p ann 
n^^ 0' 37^. x" 

M« W 11 r *) "^^^ those foure close or pcell of meddow and arable 

fT rm i ^*"^^» P** ^ P^^^^ ^^ Chesworth lands afforesaid, scituate, 

3 ^y^^S ^^^ beinge in the north part of Chesworth, and 

•7 It would be difficult at this time to ** The ignorant Burveyors almost nnl- 

ascertain who '* Jenny Barelegs*' wa« ; fSormly mis-spell proper nankes ; tf. £., in 

bat it is pretty certain that some eccen- this instance Bostoe stands for Bir9» 

trio owner of the property in former t4fwe^ a veiy ancieat faokily nama in 

timM originated the name of the lands. Qvaxey and Sossez. 



nearc Horsham towno aforesaid, abnttcd on the cast by Ihc liigh way 
from Horsiiam liualh to Cheaworth bonse, oa tbc aoiiUi ly part of 
M' Niisbea faraie aiiJ Bustoes flarmo afforoaaid, on tho west hy the 
Fulling mill Ibiib, and on the uurtli by M" Wnlltirs bowse and Hursbam 
beatb, v''' saiil pcells doti cuntaiue by Eidmcadurem' ajxteunu acres three 
mode and twenty one pobi'a. 

And the aaid pcells of land are in the tenure and uccupacon of 
M" Waller, of Horsham, widdow, who boulds j* same aa Bxccutris to 
her late basband deceased, vrbo held the Gome by iadentnre, dat«d the 
14th of Sept., 8" Caroli, whereby Wm. Lord Petrc, S' Richard Weston, 
Cbauceller of the Excheq', Sir Wra. Ford, and M' Carrill afforesaid, 
did tlL'iuise sixteeue acres of Choaworth lands afforesaid unto Richard 
Waller, of Horsbam. Habendum from Mich, then next t'nauing for 
therty yeares, paying therefore yearely the some of eleavon }>oundB, in 
two equall peons at Mich, and Lady day, coFCDantmg to plant or graft 
e\x crab stockes or perrye stockea yearely, and other covcnaota as ia 
M' Whites lease before menconed,* 

All which eaid foure closes of land in the tcnare of M' Waller affore- 
said we cstimat to bee worth p ann. Hi*" 3' 21''. sij" 

Mbuoranddu — M" Waller batU eight yeares from Micb. next yet to 
como and iinoxpirod in the premisses. 

Mich SturLs 7 ^" ^^^^^ pcells of meddow and arable land i-allcd 
p ' > y' Mnllaperts, pte anJ pcell of CbesnortU lands affore- 

J sni<l, Bcituole, lying, and being in tlio north part of the 
said landfi, abutted gu y* cast by iJie highway from Horsham beatb to 
Colstaple, on y" south by ccrtaine lauds called the Malllperts, in tltu 
tenure gf James Amoy, on the west by a high way lea<iing from Ches- 
worth houee to HoTeham heath, on the nortli by Horsham healU, the 
hom)e and croft of one Wiekins, of Honsbam, w"^ said pcells doe containe 
by admensurement twenty acres three roods and therty perchfS. 

And the said pcells are in the tenure and occupacgti of Nieh. Sturt, 
of Horsham, who boutda y° same by iudentnre, dated the l"" of 8ep- 
l^niber, 8" Caroli, whereby the L" Petre, 8, Rich" Weston, S' John 
Carrill, S' Wm. Ford, and John Carrill, Esq. did demise unto Nich. 
Start, of Horsham, all those lands called the Mallyperts, cont. by esti- 
macon twenty acres, pcell of Cbeswortb, Habendum from Mich, next 
ensuing y* date hereof for therty yeares, paying therefore yearely tenn 
pounda, at two equall payments, at tlie two usuall fcaitts, w'" coTcnanta 
for reparacon of ffences, re-entry upon non-paymcut of rent w"'in one and 
twenty dayes, and paying all ordinary laxea to King, Chnrcb, and Poore, 
and phibiting the disposall of the same to any except wife and chUdrcD 
w*out COD Bent. 

All which said pcells of laud called the Malliperts no estimate to bee 
worth p annum 20"' 3' SO". lij" 

y , , ■) All those pcells or closes of meddow and arable land 

James Amcy s r ^,]pj j^,, Ualliperts, pie and t*ell of Chesworth lands 

anne. ^ offoreaaiii, scituate, lying, and being towards the north 

' This Isn curious proof that thu cul- dend of impoitauM iu Busseiin thol'th 

.tlon •>( applva tor oidvr naa ouoej- e<!Utur7. 


part of Chesworth afforcsaic!, abntted on the east by the high-way fpo 
Ilorsliuui ht-aUi to CoUtaplc, on the gout!) by certauie Iftnds in the ' 
of Win. Jlny afforesaid ami of M' Nash afforos'', on the west by c 
lunJg neare Clioawortb houso, in the tenure of the siud Af Na«h. and 
thu liighwuy k'luiing from Chesworth howec to Horsham heath. A 
on thi! north by tho Malliperts, in the tcnnrc of Nich. Sturt aiforasi 
vi''*' said I'L-ells iloe eontaine by admeasiirem' fforty six ncroE two roc 
and fTonre [luhes, 

Anil thi' said pcollsof land are in the tenure of Jam«3 Ames, 
Aahloy Mills, in tJiu pisho of Horsham afforesaid, who honlds the sai 
by lease pull from Jo)in Carril!, of Harting, Esq', as pte and pcell 
Chfsworlli lands, cent, by i>stiiuac(>n forty acres, paying therefore yean 
y' some of ll>" at two etjuall paym", at y° two usuall feasts aflorea'. 

Which snid pei-Us, callud the MalUperts, in the tenure of the fli 
Ames, woo cstimale to bee worth -^ ann. 4G*" 2' 4", ivj" 
R, 1 Tlicru atK-- upon this land ffiftj fours email oahu trees, nfai 
^^'^^^ \ we value in grisse at six pounds. 

W C 'W t MiCMon*»DUK. — That John Carrill, of Harting, affoi 
. . C said, Esq' houlds all the fore m<!Uconed pmisses and ■ 

) purlenancuB by vertne of an indenture of aBSignmi™ 
dated tlie S" of September, 22" Caroli, wher.>l>y S' ,lohn Carrilfaasi^ 
to tlie said .lohn Carrill, Esq., his sonne and heir, all his right, tyi 
and interest and remainder of yeares in the pmisses upon condition 
paying certaina debts menconed in the said Indeutnre, W" said H' ' 
Carrill did derive his title and interest tlnToin as esocntor and adi 
nistrator to S' John Carrill, his ffatber, deceased, to (vhome the sa 
was granted. 
„ -) By letters patients dated the a"* of Fobniary in y" 44* 

■^"l [ Elizabeth, whereby tlie snid Queeuu, amongst diyore . " 
recited. ^ thinges did demise all that cs|)ita]l mansion, and all 
disparked parke of Cheswortl), with alt and singuler the rights, men 
and appurtenances ; and all those meddows, pastures, l«fts, and croft 
woodlands, waters, (fishings, and all ptilts, couioditics, and emolum" bi 
bidungiug to Chesworth afforesaid. And all tliut lodge tailed Cbeaworl 
lodge and pastures thereunto a<yoyniug,aiid all woods and midwoods whri 
eoer being or growing, or that shall grow upon the demised pmissi 
except all Court Barrous, Court Icctcs. and law days, and all pqneril 
of Court, wards, marriages, Helcifcs, esehcalfi, rents, and servicca of ffl 
and Qustumary tenants, and all great trees and trees ffor building, uid 
flullons goods, ffngatives, and outlawes. And all advowsons of ehnrd 
and chappells belonging to the pmissee. Habendam, all the demii 
pmisses niToresoid, Kscept before Excepted to the said S' John Curr 
his execute", aduiinistralors, or aseignes Bmai Mich* last past before I 
date hereof for sixty yeares, paying thareforo yearely for the dontu. 
Ti > . t--:ii ,:■. ;-j ^ pmisses Uio some of ffidr four pound 

Eesorved rent tmj" ^ij" 'J^^ {„,,„ ^i^u ^„, ^^^ ' ^ ' ^^ 

Or. what bccomoth of thws } „„ _, ,. „ , ^ / «, v. . ^ 

rSu and pqnisitU? j ^Zl ^l « * ^^'^^ ^^^ 
reiiMi »'- I 1 > niinfintinn. w" eovcnana for mftii'i i 

Tvparacoue of all buildings and (Tm ■:-■ r! ■! ■■■ t .\ni nlsoe togittl 



The entertuyiimeat ( " 
to Iw valnad. \ ' 

and levio all tliL- ffrt-e and cnstomnry rimts of tlie mann' of ClieswortU and 
Scilgnicke, and all pqni^sitle ami ptitte of court, and to pnj the same 
into tho Exclii'q' or to the Generall receiver at the nsiiall ffeasts olTore- 
paid darinK tliu baiJ tcarme. And alsoe to [pve 
<;nt«rtaini!ni' tri the Steward, anrruyo'', and their 
6crTant§, for meate, drinkc, and lodging, and 
priaion f'lr their horses for two dayea in every yeare, the said S' John 
and hia assignes to havu suflicient howse hootc, fire boote, plow boots, 
value boDle, cart booii^, hedge? bootc, pate hoote, and rayle boote aud 
rough tiuibor upon tlie puiisscs, for all necessary reparacons by the as- 
eignora' of tho aiirvey', steward, or uud' steward, or other officer ap- 
poyntod thereunto, pvided that npon non-payment of rn'ot w"^ (Forty 
dayee after eyther the feasts afforcsaid, then this grant tci be voyd. 

There reniaines yett to i 

g asslgnes. 
The reserved rents p nnnn is ... liiij" xij' ij* 

The lotallof acres 312" 3' 19" 

The totall ofimpments are p nun . cxxxv" x' 

The trees valned in groese at ... id^j" 

This survey was pfectcd by na whose names are hereunto subscribed 
tills la*" of Aprill, 1650. 

jBRBHtn Baikks. 

Jo. LoDB. 

TuoHAs BaiDOE. 
Job. Uaddockb. 


■J There reniaines 
\ at Michaelmas n< 
'"^- ) M'Carrillorhis 

nnexpirrd twelve yoarcs 
i demised pmisscs to tho said 

Ex" p Will Webb, SupTB' Gen", lG5l). 
(ludorsed.) Sussex. Chesworth House a 

il lands, nup. Car. Regis 

Reel i(,is i3ii, ^.f Aprill, l(i50. Transmitted to tho Survey' Orall, 
be tiame ilay. 
Returned the svij"' Aprill. 

Q ■) A Survey of the quit rents and pquesitts of Cotirt 

No 5l' [ ''^^ *^^ iDsinn' of Chesworth and Sedgwicke, w"* the 
'J rights, menilters, nnd appurtenances thereof, lying 
and being in the Comity of Sussex, lute jicell of the posses- 
sions of Charles Stewart, late King of England, mnde and 
taken by us, whose names are hereunto suhscribed by vertue 
of a Cora™ granted to us by the Hono"''' the Trustees appoynted 
by Act of the Comons assembled in Parliam' for sale of the 
lionn" niann" and lands belonging to tlie late King, Queene, 
nnd Prince, und' their hands and seales. 

The quit rents dup to the Lord o 
wicke foresaid, by the ffreehoulde 
parishes of Uorsbaiu, Nuthurst, 

the Mnnn' of Chesworth and 8edg- 
's and customary tenants, «"'in tho 
nd Rasper, houlding of tl)e said 


Msnn^ in free Hoccaj^e tenure, ftccordinge to tlie Cnstome thereof, payabi 
onely at Slich*, are p ann t" tij* iiij* 

The Conrt Ban-Dn and ffines and amercem" of Conrts Beleifes and ai 
other pfittn and pqncsitta v"'in thafibresaid mann' to the Rojaltie therec 
appertain eing, tree estimate commimibiu annia xxiij* iiij^ 

John Canilt, of Harting, Esq', who faonlds Cheeworth and Sedgwick 
Farkcs and lands, bj pattent from Queene Elizabeth, dated 9° Febmaij 
in the 44" of her Raigne, stands bonnd by a cOTenant therein expret 
togather, and levie all the free and mstomary rents of the said mann' c 
Chnsworth and 8e<lgwicke, and all pqnesitta and pfitta of Conrt to bo 
held jearelj, and to pay the same into the Gxcfaeqaer, or to the OeDera] 
receiver at Michaelmas yearely daring the said tearme. And also* t 
give conrenient cntcrtaincni' for the steward and his serrants for meatc 
drinke and lodging, and proTieion for their horses, at the mann' honse o 
Chenworth for two dajes erery yeare, all w*** wee estiniate commnmba 
annis xxi» 

Thin is not ponsibly Tullucd here ; it should have beene charged by wa; 
of uiMition to some rent p'' by the said John Caryll. 

A Itciitall of the quitrcnts of the Alann'^ of Chesworth and Sedgvkke 

Ihn the Ttthikob of Sedowicsb. 

Wickins, of Crowley," for one roode of land called the garda 
ire Horsham Comon, Redd, p ann vj* 

Coc, of Horsham, for two acres of land called fTnlling millcrofl 

Eedd p 

Ricliani Wliyte, of Horsham, for fifteenc acres of land 

called Kox liolc, Redd, p ann ix* 

The enme Richard, for land called fQetchers, als Horae- 

brooke. Redd, p ann iiij* 

iiij' ix" 

Widow Booker, of Horsham, for three acres of land called Uilabamet 
Redd, p ann iiij"" 

Francis Booker, of Surrey, for two acres of land called 

PeelingcB Croft, Redd, p ann viij* 

Tlic same Francis Booker, for a pcell of land called 

Wicken's Croft, Redd, p ann Tig* 

Widdow BnrBtoo, of Horsham, for a pcell of land called Boll's <^rdei 
Redd, p ann H 

Richard EngUab, of Horsham, for a pcell of land called 

Beldames, Redd, p ann zz^ 

Tbe same Richard, for a pcell of land called Line ditches, 

Redd, p ann ij' 

iij' viij" 
U" Waller, of Horsham, widdow, for a pcell of land called 

Cibli'a grpene, Ued.p Ann ...... xiij* 

Tlie saxne M" Waller, for ct'ryaAi|&dE called Pcase- 

wiehes, HfidJ, ] "'^ 


The same M" Waller, for lands called Westbrooke, Redd, 

p ann ......... v* iiij* 

viij* Y^ 
John Seale, of Pitleworth (Fittleworth), for certaine lands 

neare Birchen bridge, Redd, p ann . . . . iiij' TJ* 
The same John Scale, for divers pcells of lands called 

Ripfield, Redd, p ann iiij* 

vuj* Yy 
John Seale, of ■, junior, for certaine lands called Sum" 

Redd, p ann . x* 

The same John, for lands called the Isaackes, Redd, p 

ann .......... vj* 

M" Midletonn, of Horsham, widdow, for certaine lands called White's 

bridge lands. Redd, p ann y* 

The hospitall of Gilford in Surrey, for divers pcells of 

lands called Peelingc's, at Lashbrooke's, Redd, p ann . vj<i 

The same for the Boddinge's wish p ann .... xviij^ 

For the Nowers p ann vjd 

For lands called Bull lands p ann ..... ij* 

For lands called Frogge's hole, Ladyes land, and Til- 
berries p ann ........ iiij* iiij<* 

viij» xd 

M". Midletonn, the relict of M'. Richard Midleton, Gent for fifbeene 
acres of wood lands called Leech poole. Redd p ann vj*' 

Willm Coe, of Horsham, for certaine lands called Peelinge Fallen, 
Reed p ann vj<* 

The heirs of Samuell Turner, of Roffey, for halfe a garden at Roffey, 
Read p ann j*^ 

George Westonn, of Sutton in Surrey Gent for the 

Mann of Rofifey, Redd p ann 

ann . 

. j- 

• •• • « 



V- j* 

The same George Weston, for lands called Lime 

p ann 

fifor lands called Patchinges, p ann . 

fifor a croft of land cont. one acre p ann 

ffor a garden cont. half an acre p ann 

ffor land called Bennetts als Leavem als Brewers p 

fifor land called Clutteroones'^ p ann 

fifor two acres late Clutteroones, p ann 

fifor land called Hunts, p ann 

fifor land called Stempes, p ann 

fifor land called Ellis land, p ann 

fifor land called Buggs hulkes, als bulls, containing three 

acres, p ann j' 

XX» Ulj* 

Willm Ellis, for lands called little birdes, at Refifey, Redd, p ann 

*i These lands received their names Clatherw^n, Pee Lower's " Chronicle of 
from an old family who speU themselves Battle Abbey.*' 








Widdow Lintott, of Horsliam, for three acres of land at Roffey, Bed< 
p ann x* 

Thomas Eversett,^ for a tenement and lands in Rasper, Redd, p ann 

Henrj Stone, of Nathnrst, for lands called Strooders, Redd, p ann 


The heires of Edward Hill, of Nnthnrst, for lands called S' Harridi 
Redd, p ann xxiij^ 

WilUn Patching, of Nnthnrst, for lands called Bottinges, Redd, p an 


Hall Ravenscrofb, of Horshun, Esq', for lands called Manninges, i 
Nuthurst, Redd, p ann iij* 

The same for lands called Culverlands, in Horsham, Redd, p ann 


Henry Bridger, of Ashnrst, (Jent, for lands called Welcroft^ in Nut 
hnrst, Redd, p ann v* 

Totall p ann iiij^ j* vij* 

In Combe Ttthikob. 

Richard Booker, for a tenem^ w^ thappnrtenances called Bottinges 
Redd, p ann j* 

Widdow Best, of Horsham, for six acres of land called Bottinges, Redd 
p. ann xij* 

M". Waller, of Horsham, widow for lands called Bettings brooke, al 
Hawkers, Redd, p ann j* 

Thomas Harper, of Horsham, for his lands p ann ij» viij* 

Widdow Burstoe, of Horsham, for lands called Snm", Redd, p ann 

John Carpenter, of Horsham, for lands called Summers, Redd, p an 

S*" Thomas Ersfield, of Horsham, K' for lands called Jeckerells 
Redd, p ann iiijs 

The same for lands called the whyte groomes, p ann iiijd 

The same for lands called ffishers hatch. Redd, p ann iiij<> 

In Marlepost Tythinoe. 

The heires of Edward Michell, of Stamram, for lands 

called Jew lands. Redd, p ann . . . . . iij* 

James Voyce, of Horsham, for two acres of land. Redd, p 

ann .......... xij* 

M' Michell, for two acres of land. Redd, p ann . . xij* 

Totall p ann . . v* 

Inn Warneham Tythino or else where. 

George Church er, of Slinfould, Esq', for the mann' of Lea 

Court, Redd, p ann xij^ 

** Bead ETenhed. 



v" vij' iij* 

Richard Michell, of Colestaple, for lands called Sedgwicke 

lands, Redd, p ann 

A tenement and lands called Longfeild, p ann 
A tenement called Qoldherd, p ann 
A tenem^ and lands called Whitefeild croft, p ann . 

Totall p ann 
The totall of all the rents p ann . 

Memorandum. — There is a court barron w®^ may be held yearelj for 
the skid Mannor at Chesworth howse at the will of the Lord of the 

Memorandum. — There hath beene noe Court keept since 1623, w^ wee 
conceive hath beene yerj pjudicall to the Lord of the Mann' both in regard 
of the Royaltjes and priviledges thereof, and also in regard to the pfitts 
and perquesitts of Court. 

Memorandum. — The ffreehould" and tenants of this Mann' doe pay 
onely a releife w*^** is a double rent upon death of Lord or tenn' according 
to y® castome of the said Mann'. 

Memorandum. — That John Carrill, of Harting, Esq', is bound to 
collect and pay the Rents and pquesitts yearely for twelve yeares yet to 

The totall of psent rents and pquesitts of Court and all 

other pfitts of this Mann are p ann .... yiij" yiij* 

This survey was pfected by us, whose names are hereunto subscribed, 
this 2G'^ of Aprill, 1650. 

Jerbmie Baikbs. 

Jo. LOBB. 

Thomas Bridge. 
John Haddocks. 

Ex' p Will. Webb, supvs' Gen° , 1650. 

An Abstract of Rentall of the Quitrents of the Mann" of 

Chesworth & Sedowigke. 

James Wickens 6* 

William Coe 9* 

Richard Whyte 4» 9* 

Widdow Booker 4* 

Francis Booker !• 4* 

Widdow Burstoe 5* 5* 

Richard English 8-8* 

M" Waller 8« 6* 

John Scale, senior 8* 6* 

John Seale, junior !• 4* 

M'» Midleton, relict of M' Edmund Midleton . . 5* 

The Hospitall of Gilford, in Surrey .... 8« 10* 

M"» Midleton, relict of M Richard Midleton . . C« 

The heirs of Sam Turner 1^ 

2 2 


George Weston 1»* ()• 4* 

Willm. Ellis 10** 

Widdow Lintott ....... 10** 

Thomas Eversett 6** 

Henry Stone !• 9^ 

The heires of Edw. HUl !• H** 

Wilhn. Patchinge 1" 6^ 

Hall Ravenscroft 9» 

Henry Bridger 6** 

Eichard Booker 6* 

Widdow Best !• 

Thomas Harper 2» S'* 

John Carpenter 1* 8** 

B' Thomas Ersfield 4" 8^ 

The heires of Edw. Michell . . . • . 3" 

James Voyce 1* 

M' Michell 1» 

George Churcher 1* 

Richard Michell . 6» 8*» 

A tenem^ & lands called LoDgfeild .... 1' 

A tenem^ & lands called Gouldheard .... 6** 

A tenem' & lands called Whytefeild croft ... 1" 

6 7 6 

(Indorsed.) Ghesworth & Sedwicke qoit rents and perqaisitee. ' 

Rec* this 8"* of May, 1650. Transmitted to the S'vey' Grail the same 

Returned the x"* of May. 


Sussex. ") An addiconall by way of certificate to y* surveyefi 
No. 24. / of Ghesworth, Colstaple, and Ashley mills, late 
pcell of the possessions of Charles Stewart, late King of Eng- 
land, made and taken by us survey" of the said lands bj 
vertue of a Com" granted to us by the Hono^** the trustees 
appointed by act of the Comons assembled in Parliament foi 
sale of the Honn" Mann" and lands belonging to the late 
King, Queene, and Prince, und" their hands and scale according 
to an order of y* trustees dated 22** Julij, 1650. 

P . 1 Memorandum. — That in the severall surreyes aboves*, tbei 
iiepnse. j'jg ^^q reprise made for howse boote, fire boote, plough boote 
waine boote, cart boote. Hedge boote, pale boote, and rayle boote, or fo: 
rough timber for necessary reparacons, all w** are reserred and allowed 
by Sie Pattent granted by Queene £liz. to John Garrill, of Hartixig 
E8q^, the psent and imediate tennant, by meane conveyance as b^ 


f the said snrreyes moro fully may appear, all w*^ wee e«limato comunitina 
J uiais at riij" . 

This Sertificate was pfected this 230 of July, 1650, by lis, 

ifEitBUiB BAiNEa. 
Jo. LoiiD. 
Thohas BniDuE. 
Jon. Haddol'Ke. 
Ex'' p Will. Webb, 1650. 
I (Indoraed). — Additional SuTTcy of Chesworth, Oolstaplt', aud Ashley 



Augmentation OEGuo : Parliamentary Surveys. — No. 25, Sussex. — [The 
grL'ater part of this survey has been destroyed by damp. See 

Sussex. 1 A Survey of two certaine tenements, the one 
No. 25. /comoiily called or knowne by y" nsLme of Cottesford 
Mill, and y' other called or knowne by y" name of Cottesford 
ffordge, w'" theire apptenimces scituate, lyeing, and beinge 
w"'in y" pish of HartfeikI, in y' county of Sussex, pcell of y" 
possessions of Chitrles Stuart, late Kinge of England, made 
and taken by us, wLuse names are hereunto subscribed in y" 
month of Aug' , 1656, by virtue of an Act of Ptirliiim' for 
sale of y' Honno", manners, and lands heretofore belonging to 
j" late Kinge, Queene, and Prince, &c., and a comissiou 
thereupon grounded under y' hands and scales of five or more 
. of the Trustees inn y° said act named and appoynted. 

. knowite by yo 

I [The remainder of this ^beet is waatiug, baring been lost at tbe lire at 
the House of Lords.] 
All that messuage or tenem' culled or knowne by the aflbres^ name of 
I Cottesford Iforge, consistingc of ffive Roomes below Stayres, and 8 roomea 
I kbove staires, w"* one barne and some other out howseinge to ye same, 
I bolonginge, w"* y' bockcside, orchard, and gardens, &<:., togeather with 
1 12 ffeilda or closes of land, consistingo of meadow, pasture, arable, and 
I coppice, w**" s'* premisses are bounded w"" j' laudii of y' Lord Dorsett, and 
I y" lands of William Younge, towards y" South and west, and j° affore- 
t saide River East, ana y* lands belonginge to y' alToresaide Cottesford 
] Mille, towards y" North, aud conteyneth in the whole, by estimacon, 140 
[ acres, w™, ott au Improved rent, we volewc to bo worth p ann., HO acrea, 
I xxitv". 

Water conreos.jnrisilictions, 

I Ktd apptenances 

[Remainder of sheet wanting.] 
" Now callod Cutobfortt, one mile south of HartfielJ. 


An Abstract. 

The afforesaide pmisses called Ck)tte8ford Mill is valaed p ann. xxnK 
And y® afforesaide pmisses called by y> name of Cottesford ffordge p 
ann. xxxv^*. 

The some of both y^ afforesaide premisses cometh to p ann. Ixy^. 
Perfitted ye 29'»» day of Septemb., 1 656. 

Hugh Wbbb. 
Will. Mar. 
Row. Brabbridob. 
The pmisses are y® discovery of Captain Christopher Bodly. 

Ex* by Will. Webb, 1656. 
(Indorsed). — Cottisford Mill and Cottisford fforge in com Sussex. 
Rec*. the 29^*» day of October, 1656. Transmitted to the Surrey' Grail 
the same day. 

Sussex, ") Mann' de Dudleswell, and great pke of Lane, cu 
No. 26. 5jiiribii8 membn et appurtinantibz. 

A Survey of the mann' of Dudleswell and great parke of 
Lane, vi^ the rights, members, and appurtenances thereof, 
lying and being in the county of Sussex, late pcell of the 
possessions of Charles Stewart, late King of England, as part 
and pcell of the Dutchy of Lane, made and taken by us 
whose names are hereunto subscribed by vertue of a Com** 
granted to us by the Hono^^® the Trustees appoynted by Act 
of the Comons assembled in Parliam* for sale of the Honn" 
Mann" and lands heretofore belonging to y® late King, Queene, 
and Prince, und' their hands and scales. 

Q . . . ') The quitrents due to ye lord of y® affbresaid mann' of 
^ JDuddleswell w^**in the pishes of Litle Horsteed and Hart- 

feild holding of y* s* mann' in ffree soccage tenure according to y® custome 
thereof payable at Michs. onely are p ann. xiij*. ij<*. 

Coppieholdj The Rents due by the coppieholders of y* parishes of 
Bents. J Marcsficld, Bucksteed, Withiham, Hartfeild, East Grinsteed, 
and Westhothly, holdinge of the said Mann'' by fines arbitrary according 
to y® custom thereof, and payable at Michs onely are p ann. 

iij"' iiij*' vj^'ob. 

Pannage or 1 The Aves Rents f^ or pannage rents, payable by y* ffree- 

Aves Kents. J tenn*» of the said Mannor and by fforraine tenn*" who 

claime custom in y^ great Parke of Lancaster for their Mares, catle uid 

8wine for their liberty of running in the said Parke payable onely at 

Micht are communibus annis. yiij"* x** 

Driving y "l The benefitt arysing to y* lord of y* affores^ Mann' by 
Parke, j driyeing the said Park and Comons thereunto belonging at 
Beyall times at y® will of y® Lord or his great officers, according to j* 
Custome of y® said Mann' wee yalue comunibus annis at x^ 

^ Ave $eat is defined by Minshien as a reokonfaig or aooount 



Couita &) The Court Bnrron, Woodmote Conrl., Avesliould court Law- 
pquesitts. jd&f Bod AmcrcnmeiitE of Courts Issues, tines upon descent, 
aliienacon, Herryotts, waives, eatruyos, deodaiis, fellous, goods, goods of 
fellous of ttieineelTes, of fugatWes and of condemned psons, Huwkeiug, 
Hunting, ffowling, ffishing, Iroiunines and quarries of ffrccstone and 
Marie, and all other pfltta and pquesitts w"'in the fforesaid Maun' to the 
Rojahica thereof appertain ing, wee estimate comunihus annis at 

slj"- xin'- iiij*' 

The BLerriffes turne Court usually holden upon Berwicke Comon, in 
the parish of Berwicke", the Thursday in Whitson weeke, by the Steward 
belonging to tliis Mann' for the Hundred of Dill, Lougbridge, Shiplake, 
Willingdon, Totuore, fflaxburrough, together w " the power, pririledge, 
and inrisdicGon, belonging to the ffeodary and Bayliffe w'^in the hundreds 
And libortiee affures*., having full power and priviledge for the eecuring 
kII writtti and execucous directed toy" Sberiffe or coroner of the a" county, 
W"* the Amorcitun" and pfitte of the eaid court and office, wee estimate to 
liee worth comunibns anuis. xx"' 

Sum totall of the fforesiud rents and royalties are p ann. Ixxxvij"* i*' ob. 
Lancaster \ All that pcell of impald ground comonly called y" great 
fi^reat Parke. I pke of Lancats, the fforrest of Aslidownc lying and being 
in the pariube of Maresliold, Elast Grinsteud, Hartfeild, Wythyham, and 
Bnuhtitead, abutted and bounded from poundgate, where the parishes of 
Maresfeild and Bueksteed meetee, upon the south towards y' west by the 
lands of * • " " • without the pale unto Barnes 
goto, and thence by Barnes gate lands, and hy old lands, and hy Bedbers, 
And by old lands againe tailed Siinkee, unto lliudhall** gate, and by tlie 
lands of John Hord to Tyea gate. And hy the lands of Oliver Knight 
to Lampcrt gatt'. And hy y" land of Richard Noruian and John Hord to 
Wliyte bowse pond. And by the land of Francis Hesiiian to Kuriiey 
Comon, and hy the said Coinoa and the lands of one Plggott & Wm. 
Cole^tocke to Conrllands gale, by the lands of one Strulfeild to Pricketts 
hatcbgnte, and by the lands of one Antho. Hamleu to Milbrooke. And 
from Milhrooke towards Ibe wt-st by the lands in tbc ti<mire of John 
Eambledon, and by Nntley Mill and hy the lauds of Tliumas Banister hy 
IStonegate, and hy lands in the tenure of Mr. Thomas Ruotos to litlc 
Btonegate. And by Chelwood" comon to Cliclwood" gate, and to Pike- 
church gill and ou by y' lands of Wm. Cronchest«r & Nicholas Turner 
^to Coolers gate, and by Btumhutt coiuom and the lands of John Tenalt 
and Richard Pollard to Dallingridge lands in the parish of East Grin- 
Steed, and tlience upon the west towards the nertb hy dallingrige landsto 

' B»twiukComnion was formerly vary 
bxteDsWci but it hoa been fur tbe tuiwt 

Krt enolotcd. The " Sherriffe'a turne 
urt." Iield upon tbe Com moo, la tost to 
tradition, but it ia acarioiu foot that our 
Mwtcm thuughl proper to hold their 
jBctings out of doore. 

the CanBtab1u«of tbe IluuJred of Youos- 
mere bcld tbeir Courta Leel in a hoMow 
Btill known u Vuunsnerc Pit, on the 
South Downs, in tbe parish of Falmer. 

" Hendall. 

" Charlwoed gate. 



dailingrige gate, & on to play* hutch gate, and by the lands of Mr. 
Thomet^n & Mr. John Watson to Leggs heath gate. And thence 
the north towards the eaat by the lands of W" Payne, M'' Henry Cumpt 
to Mudbrookc gate, and thence by the lands of M"" Scarr, Tho. Wal 
Thomas Norman, & John WalliB, to Highgale, W* leades to flbrrestrow 
And on bj the lands of W" Best, Tbomna Tnmer, 4 John NonDBo, 
Po6terii8 gate, aod soe to Blackbrooks, v'" is between tliie gate ■ 
qnaTockei" Coinon. And by the said Comon & the lands of Rob' Cm 
bridge, Henry ffarmer, to Col umans'"' hatch gate, andby y" lands of t 
Bsid Cumhridge, John Elliot, and Peet*r Bugges, to Newbridge T 
and by the lands of Thomas Alleo, ^obt. Humphrey, John Gntty, & Wi 
Humphrey, to Chuckhatch gat«, and by y' lands of Rich* Jones, Wi 
flidge, Henry Willett, & Tho. Hey ward, to Readcs gate, and by ibv Ian 
of M' TUoniHB Poore to Buckhnrst Parke, and by y° ea pke to blackbroo 
and Boe to fGilges gate, and on thence to ffrayes gate, and by tlie lands 
Edward Garrett, John Palmer, Edward Rugeell, to Grabbe, Batc«, 
by the lands of y' e' Rnescll, M'' John Baker, to Newmans at wat«iK*t 
And from the north towards the south by y' lands of Tho. Blumldl 
Edw. Box to Boxes gate, and thence by Crowborrow Comou to C 
borrow"" gate, and thence to Newneham pke. And thence Od thp i 
to y' wcet by Newneham pke to Pound gate, all w*^ eaid pariit) dol 
containe by admeasurem' 13991 acres and twenty seaven pches, w* 
estimate to bo worth p ann. 13991 27. m.mcclvj"- xiij'- iig** 

M" y' ye quantity of y' Copiehold lands w''^ are ff"'in in y' confines 
palcB of y' 6* pke, being 185 acres, 2 roods are induded in y" admc 
Burem' offores" . Ab alBoe the vacliery lands and the keepfrs incloa 
lands are not included in the valluacon, but are excepted, und toId 
apart by themselvce. 

All which said impal'd parke ancently derided into three wards, col 
only called Costly ward, South ward, and West ward, and since snbdirid 
into six walkes, commonly called Southward watke, Rppinford wall 
Hine Icape nalke, Brodestone walke, Comedenne waike, and Whitedei 

Southward ^ Southward lying and being in the parishes of tSui 
als Dudleswell [ field, aud Buxstecd begins at Milbrook in Nntley, i 
walke. J thence goes up y' Gill East to Beggars Bn^h, and thei 
to Blackpitt gill, ajid thence to Crowborrow gatv, and then Sontb a 
West to Pound gate, and Westwards to Barnes gate, aud soe along I 
Pale rounding, and through Katlcy to Milbrooke againe. 
Pippinfordl Begins at Milbrooke aflbres'', and thence west rant 

Walke. J to Stoni'gale, and ihencc to lille stone gat« below tbeTOchl 
and Boe to Cbalwood gate, and tlitmce to Pike churcli gill. And the 
returns north east up the said gill to Wilchcruss, and thence ■loiu> 

•■ PlnW'Hntch. two and a half mtliw 
at of West Hoiitliley. 
" Three arid a quortor mileB east of 
i4t QrinBUind. 

,) Quaivebrook. 

■*■ Two nnil ahnlf milea 
Furwt Cnurt, at junction 
Moraiileia High Becohc*. 

'°* Ci'Dwhurniigh Gate, • 
road from Groomibridm ~ 
WuUs to MareeHeld. 



gill called depcdesuc gill, unto y' Steele ffoige post the lodge, and thence 

southward to Milbrooko againe. 

Hfneleapol Lying and being in the pariBhcs of Maresfeild and East- 

walke, jgnuateed, begins at Pikechurch gill, and goes along weet by 
y' Pale to Dalliugridge, and thunce to Plonliatch gate, and aoe to Legges 
boath gale, oud tlinnoe Northward to Mudbrooke gate and claypitts gate, 
Eidsbrookc gate, to Highgate, and tbenue aouthward to Hopney well, and 
eoe to WitchcroBs, md thence to Pikeckurch gill. 

firoadestane ) Lying and being in y* parislies of East Grinsteed, and 
Walke. / Hartfeild, and in the north part of the efl parko, and begins 
tt Bighgate and goes ulonge the pale eastward tu playes gate and Pos- 
temegale, and buu to Bla<:keglll into UaitSuld Parish, and soe to qna- 
bocke, thence to ffaruiLTs gate and coleuians gat*, and tbence to New- 
bridgu gate and sou to NowbrJdge River, and thence southward up the 
River to Steele fforge, and theuce wL-stward along deep deane gill to 
WicheerosH, and thence Northward to Honnymell, an<l soe to Highgate. 
Comedeane 1 Lying and being in y' pariah of Hartfeild, and in y* north 
Walke. ) part of y said Parke, beginetU at Newbridge and goes along 
the pale to Chuck batch gHte, and soe to Reades gate, and thence to 
Bnckhurst pke, and soe to Ulackhrookc, and thence southward to Lnnd- 
welhcade, thence to Newledge, and thenee bi Beggars bush, and ooe to 
the tliree wards and downe the broofce to Steele fforge, and soe to New- 

White deanel Lying and being in Witbiham parish, and in the cut 
walke. Ipart of the s'lpark Eastward, begins at Blaekhrooke agi 
Buckhurst pke, and passes along the pate b; Fidges gate, and frayes gate, 
and grubbs gate, and eoe to NewDians gate, and thence south along the 
pale to Crowborrow gate, and thence west to Beggars bush, andthenca 
to Loudwell hedge, and thence Northward to Blaekbrooke. 
Ihidleawell ] All that messuage, dwelling bowse, or lodge, w<^ thap- 

lodge and > purtenances, scituate and being in Dudleswell walke 

grounds. ) uffores'' and in y* pish of Maresfeild, comonly called 
Dudleswell lodge, consistiuge of a Hall, a plor, a kitchen, and other 
necessary roonies below stares, with four chambers above stares, besides 
garrotts, w'" a bame, a stable, and gardens, and severall inclosed pcells 
of land adjoyning, and belonging and usually occupied and enjoyed 
wt* y" s* lodge, containeing by estiniacon thirty acres. All w''' said 
lodge, bowse, and lands are in the tenure and occnpacon of Robert 
Brookes, keep of the said walke, who holds the s' lodge, gronnds, and 
office of keeper of the said walke, by vertue of a deputacon und^ the 
hand and seale of the late Earl of Pembroke, late M' of the game there, 
doted 5° Jnnij, 1C46, thereby appoynting him keep of the s* walke. 

All which e'' lodge, howses, gardens, and inclosed gronnds wee esti- 
mate to bee worth p aun 30"' 0' 00". xi". 

Pippenford i .VII Ibat uiessunf;e. dwidling howse, or lodge, w"" 
lodge. J tb appurtenances, seiluate and being in I'ippiuford"" Walke 
the high road from Ixindon li> 


afforesaid, in the parish of Maresfeild, comonly called Pippinford lodge 
consisting of a hall, plor, kitchen, and other necessary roomes belo^ 
staires, w*** a bame, stable, and garden, and sevall inclosed pcells of lam 
adjojning and belonging, and usually occupied and enjoyed w*** the sai< 
lodge, containeing by estimacon 24 acres, all w*^** s** lodge, howses, an< 
lands are in the tenure and occupacon of John Pranke, keep of the sai( 
walk, who holds y^ same by vertue of a deputacon und'' the hand anc 
scale of y® late Earl of Pcmbrooke, late M' of the game there, datec 
16° May, 1646, appoynting him keeper of the said walke. 

All w^ said lodge, howse, gardens, and inclosed grounds wee estimate 
to bee worth p. ann. 24*^ 0' 02^. xij". 

Hineleape^ All that messuage, dwelling howse. or lodge, w"* thappur 
lodge and > tenances, scituate and being in Hineleape walk afTores^, an( 
ground. ) in the parish of East grinsteed, comonly called Hyneleap< 
lodge, consisting of a Hall, plor, kitchen, and other necessary roome 
below staires, w*** 3 chambers besides garrets above stares, w*** a bame 
stable, a garden, and sevall pcells of inclosed ground adjoyning anc 
belonging, andusually occupied and enjoyed w*** y® said lodge, containeing 
by estimacon 30 acres. All w*^** b<* lodge, bowses, and lands are in th< 
tenure and occupacon of Francis Hesmon, keep of the said walke, wh( 
hath been keeper there about 40 yeares, and who holds the same b] 
vertue of a deputacon und' the hand and seal of the late Earle of Pern- 
brooke, late M' of the game there, dated 16<> Maij, 1646, thereb] 
appoynting him keep of y* said walke. 

All w*^ said lodge, bowses, garden, and inclosed ground wee estimat 
to bee worth p ann. SO**^' 0' OOP. xiij" vj» viij**. 

Broadstone") All that messuage, dwelling howse, or lodge, w*** thap 
walke and > purtenances, scituate and being in Broadstone walke, ii 

ground, j y® parishes of East grinsteed and Hartfeild, comonly calle 
Brodstone lodge, consisting of a Hall, plor, a kitchen, and other neces 
sary roomes below stares, w^ four chambers, besides garretts abov 
stares, w'** a bame, stable, a garden, and sevall pcells of inclosed grouni 
adjoyning and belonging, and usually occupied and enjoyed w*** th 
8* lodge, containeing by estimacon 24 acres, all w*^ said lodge, howsef 
and lands are in the tenure and occupacon of John Norman, keeper of th 
said walke, who holds the same by vertue of a deputacon una' the ban 
and scale of the late Earle of Pembrooke, late M' of the game then 
dated 16° May, 1646, thereby appoynting him keep of the said walke. 

All w<* said lodge, bowses, garden, and inclosed ground we estimat 
to bee worth p ann. 24"*^ 0'^ 0^. xij" . 

Come dene") All that messuage, dwelling howse, or lodge, w"* thap 
walke and l purtenances, scituat and being in Comedeane walke, in th 
ground. ) })ariKh of Hartfield, comonly called Comedeane lodge, con 
sisting of a ball, j)lor, kitchen, and other necessary roomes below starei 
w"' 3 cliiunbers, besides garretts, above staires, with a barne, a stable, 
garden, and kcvuH inclosed pcells of land adjoyning, and belonging an 
usnally occupied and enjoyed w^^ y« said lodge, containeing by estimaoo 
16 acres, all which said lodge, bowses, and lands are n the tenure an 


ocnipticon iif Jaiuua KinKslimd, Icvcn uf t)i(! saiil walkc, ivLo Lolds the 
Bntnt- by rertiio of a di-putui'im uiiJ' tnc Imiul mkI Bi:ule of the late Earle 
of Pembroke, liiU- M' nf tlio game tlicru, dated W Maij, 1646, thereby 
appointing him kue|i of the said Wnlke. 

Al] n*^ eaid lodge, Howscs, garden, and inclosed ground, wee celiiuate 
to liue worth p ann 16"^' 0' 0{F viij" .cij" 

Whitfld,>ana ) All that messuage, dwelling howse, or lodge, w"* 
^^ X A f thappurtenances, Bciluate, and being in Whjtc deane 

loage&groaua. ^ w^ike, in y parish of Withiham,comoidy called Whyte 
doane lodge, conBisling of a hall, plor, and kitckeo, and other neceasary 
rooiues below stares, w'" thee chambcra, besides garrette above staircs, w" 
a bame, stable, a garden, and sevuraU inclosed pcolU of land adjoyneing, 
■lid belongiiiK, and usually occupied and enjoyed w* tbeeaid lodge, con- 
taineiiig by estiruncon ten acres. All w"* s* lodge, bowses, and lauds nra 
ill tlia t<!iiiirf and oceupaeon of John Palmer, keep of the said wnlke, who 
holds the same by a depiitacou nnder the baud & scale of the late Earie 
of Pembroke, lata M"" of the game there, dated 8' Junij, 1647, thereby 
sppoyuting liim keep uf tbe said walke. 

All whit-'b said lodge, liowaes, & inclosed gronnd, wee estimate to be 
worth 1* auii 10^ 0' OO" iiij" . 

And all waies, passages, liberties, priviledges, tfraiicbises, imanities, 
jurisdit-uous, profitts, comodities, advantages, and appurtt^nances whatso- 
ever iu and about ibe said psrke and lodges, or w*" tlieu, or any of them 
usually oc<:upicd or enjoyed as part, parcell, or mewl/ of them, or any of 

Wb'tp b 1 ^" "^"^ messuage and dwelling howse, w"" thap- 

. r-i ' I "i"^^, f purtenaiices, ecituate and being in Southward walke, 
at Chainherlane s^ |,^,^^ White house, als the new bouse, als the Cham- 
Lowse. J berlaines bowse, consisting of a hall, plor, kitchen, 

il other niicessarj ruomes below Blares, w"" three chambers, besides 
garrets abore stares, w"* a garden & lui-loEed laud, the greatest part 
lof are now laid open fur want of fences, adjoyning and belonging, 
snally occupied auil enjoyed w''' the said howse, and doe containe by 
estimacon twenty acres. 

All w'^ said bouse and land wee estimate to be worth p ann 

20"' 0' OO' rj" ilij- iiija 

Memorandnm. — The b" howse, garden, and part of y' land inclosed, wee 

find in the tenure & oceupaeon of one Poole, who holds tbe same by 

ptence of leave from 8' llcary Cumptou, late Ranger of y* saide Parke 

Memorandum. — That as great a pte of y" s" bowse as is now standing 

was pulled downe it carryed awny, & sould, or otherwise disposed of by 

B' Henry Complon, abont Anuo 1638, who was then Ranger, or by the 

Earle of Dorcott, then M' of the game in the said Parke, W' was of tbe 

value of therty jwunds 30". 

^ , ■J All that raessnage, dwelling bowse, or lodge, w" thap- 

- j"*^"*J. purtcnanccs, sfituale, lying, & being in Brodstone Wnlke. 

l-oilge J jj, y. j,„rish of Easlgrinsleed, eomoulj called the old warren, 

consisting of two roomes, besides olhcr necessary rooines below stares, & 



two roomes abore stares, w^ a garden and inclosed lands, and some pte 
now not inclosed, thereiinto adjoyning & belonging, & nsaallj enjojed & 
occupied w^ the said lodge, cont. by estimacon a hundred acres. 

All w^ said house & lands wee estimate to bee worth p ann 

100^ 0' 00^ xxxt" 

Memorandum. — The 8^ howse, garden, & land inclosed, we find in the 
tenure & occupacon of Kichard Gibson, who holds the same by ptence of 
leave from Edward, Earle of Dorcett, but can pduce noe evidence for the 

OIH 1 (\ X '^^^ ^^** messuage, dwelling house, or lodge, w*** thap- 
^ * ) purtenances, scituate & being in Oomedeane walke, in the 
pish of HartfeUd, comonly called the old lodge, consisting of two roomes 
below stares & two above stares, besides necessary roomes, w^ certain 
lands thereunto adjoyning & belonging, & usually occupied and enjoyed 
w*** the said lodge, cont. by estimacon 12 acres. 

All w^^ said house & lands wee estimate to be worth p ann 

12"^ 0' 0(P Yj^. 

Memorandum. — Wee find y® said house & land in y« tenure and occu- 
pacon of Henry Ford, who holds the same as an intrude & hath burnt 
y® pales & fences about y® said land, & almost ruined the said dwelling 

And all waies, passages, liberties, priviledges, imunities, jurisdictions , 
pfitts, comodities, advantages, & appurtenances whatsoever in & about 
the said bowses & lands, or w^ them, or any of them usually occupied or 
enjoyed as pte, pcell, or member of them, or any of them. 

p, , . "i There are belonging to the said Parke divs pcells of 
' ) land, pte and pcell of the said Parke, scituate, lying, & 
being in the sevall pishes of Maresfeild, East gnnsteede, Hartfeild, and 
Withyham, comonly called and knowne by their sevall names, viz*. 

Part of Chelwood comon, lying on the south side y^ said Parke as it is 
pted knowne & devided by a small rivulett or brooke running out of the 
saide Parke on the east of Chelwood gate, surrounding the said land, & 
returning in againe near litle Stone gate. 

And Buntisgrove, als Bunchgrove, in y« pish of Maresfeild, lying 
w"*out Coolers gate, on the west the s<* Parke, through w** passes the 
High way towards Hgrsteed Canes.^^ 

Alsoe Forrest row greene, in y® pish of East grinsteed, l}ing w^out 
High gate and playes gate, whereon pte of fforrest row village now stands, 
and through w^ passes the highway towards East Grinsteed. 

Alsoe Quavocke Comon or greene, lying in the pish of Hartfeild, 
w*^out quavocke gate and the pale there. 

Alsoe Coleman's hatch greene, lying in the pish of Hartfeild affore- 
said, and w^^out Coleman's gate or hatch and the pale there. 

Alsoe Chuchehatch greene, lying in the pish of Hartfeild afibres^, and 
w^out Chuckhatch gate and y® pale there. 

AJsoe Mersh greene, als Leigh greene, lying in the pish of Withy bam. 

iM HoTited Eeynes, The surveyors em- They seldom spell a proper name oor- 
ployed in the production of these docu- reotly, but seem to have acted ouphom^io 
meotsmoBthave been singularly illiterate, principles. 


Alsoe Crawhorrow Comon, l^ingin the piehsof Rotlierfeild sod Back- 
Bteed, Bud w"'out fioxea gate, heave gate, and Crowtiurrow gat«, and the 
pales ihore. 

Ahoa Harnej comoD, in the pUh of MareefeiM, and nithniit Eomey 
gate and llio pale there, through w*" passes the Highway (rum Maresfeild 
to Niitley, 

Memorandum. — V, when there U any drove made iu the said Parke 
that y" officers doe usually drive, all the said lauds or roinons, and doe 
impound nli such oatio or horsea of such psones as linvo euslnine for the 
sBuic in thu saide Parke, w*^** wee have valued in the pound drifts alTorii- 

Deare red 1 There are (('"in the said park about 120 deoro, red and 
and fallow. Jfallow, W* wee value in grosae at 120 pounds.'" 
Woods audi The woods and nnd woods npon the whole parke wee 
und wuods, J estimate in grosse at six hundred pounds. 

Pollard's 3 \ All those two cottages and gardens, vi"' the 
cottages incronched, J appurtenances, scituat and being iieare Pricfcctt'a 
hatch, in Marcsfcild, and w^in the great Parke aflbregaid, cont. by 
estimacon, one roodo, now in the tenure and occnpacon of W". Follerd, 
of Maresfeild, who holds the same by coppie, dated 16th of Febr., 1646. 
But for as much as noe nnciouter coppie conld be pduced, and that the 
same was psented by the jury as an Incroachm' npon y' s* jiarkc, wee 
retume the said two cottages and gardens in pos8es8ic)n, and doe estimate 
the same to be worth p anu. 00°" 1' 00', ix". 

Widdow UoTer's'l All that cottage nnd orchard, w"* thappurtenaocee, 
Cottage. jscituate and being in y° parish of Hartfeild, and w"'iii 
the great Parke aObrea', cont. by estimacon, one roodc, now in the tenant 
sn<l occupacoD of Widdow Hot', who holds the same by ptence of lenre 
granted by S' Henry Cumpton, formerly Runger of the said Parke."* 
But for ns muth as aoe evidence appears whereby the same can bee held 
but as an Iiicroachm', therel'ore wee retiirne the same in pos^^ession, and 
doe estimate the same to bee worth p. win. UC" 1' OC, iij' iiij"". 

Memorandum. — 'ITiat the said Pollerd and Horer aboves'' are poore, 
especially tlm said Hover, liareing throe children, and both have becne at 
charges in building the s" cottages and fencing, y° said platte of ground, 
therefore wo have valued tliem as abovesaid, and doe conceive the said, 
widdow especially is to be pittyed and considered. 

Cottages \ There are dr/'e other cottages erected and incroached, and 
inoroached.Jdiv'8 pcelis of land for garden plotta inclosed all of late 
jearei, viz'., one Cottage and garden plolt iu the tenure of John *" ' 
one cottage and plott in the tenure of Wm. Deane, one cottage and ploti 
in the teimre of Thomas liourd, one cottag and plott iu the tenure of 
George Cosen, one Cottage and plott in the tenure of one Morgan, one 

■■■■ The divr of AghdowD Fomt have prc««Dt. S«i>"Oo1lccliofis," vol.iir.,p.G3. 

now tolallf disappcarvfl. The \uM relio A pound a pi«<e for de«r ibowi that in 

of this game woa an old doe. nt nhouc tile I7th oentury venison wu obesp. 
capiiire, enriy in the prescait century, our "* Sir Henrj Campion nffiiiled 

vi^iivmble Biiilor, then a young boy, was Brambletye, close to Agbdown Forest. 



cotUge and plott in the t«nnre of John Wilkeson. one cottage mad plo 
in the tenure of Widdow Jenuer, one cottage and plott in the tenore < 
John Bullocke. All w^ are incroached and rerr p^adicial to the sai 
parke, and rather to bee palled dofme then continaed, and thexefore w 
have put noe value npon the game. 

There are als^>e divers other cottages erected, some of latter jemre 
npon small pcells of the lands holden by coppie within the said park4 
and some incroachm'' of lands alsoe, all w^ are Terr p^adiciall to j* sai 

. Earle of Dorcet's"^ Edward, Elarle of Dorcett, by letters pattents frcn 

H claime p rKing James und^the seale of the Dotchj dated 18* 

offices and fees, j Junij 22^ ' of the said King as master of the ffbrrest o 
Anhdowne, And governor or principall M*^ of the game in the s^d Forres! 
and was therefore allowed the yearelj ffee of 6". 16*. 10*. halfepennj 
And alsoe keep and sun^eyor of all the woods, und*" woods, and trees thei 
j growing or thereafter to grow in the said fforrest. Ajid also steward o 

the Honn*" of y* Eagle and of the fforrest of Ashdowne and Castle o 
Penisey, and of ptreene Court of Pemsey,*"' and of the Coort Barxoi 
Avesfcild, Woodmote, and Swainimate Courts w"*in the said ffbrrest 
And of the court called the Sherriff*s tume. And of all other Honn™ 
Castles, Lordshipps, lands, and tenements, pcell of the Dutchy of Lane' 
allowing, therefore, the yearely fee of six pounds, thirteene shillings 
foure pence. And alsoe the office of ffeodary and Bailiffe of the libertj 
of all the said lands and possessions, allowing, therefore, the yearely ffe^ 
of xl'. for execyseing the said sev'^all offices. Habendum all the sale 
offices to the said Earle, his deputy, or deputies, during his natural life 
comanding the receiver of the Dutchy rents p tempore to pay the saki 
ffees ; pvided that the said Earle shall pay all reversions due for the offi« 
of the ffeodary, and yearly all other p fitts usually payable by any th< 
said officers. And alsoe covenanting sufficiently to repare, uphold, anc 
maintain e all the lodges and buildings in the s^ Forrest, and alsoe al 
pales, posts and rayles inclosing the s** fforrest, as well w"* great timbei 
as otherwise at his own proper costs and charges during the tearme affores^ 

Earle of Dorcett's") The said Edward, Earl of Dorcett, by coppie o 
lease p pquesitts. j Ictfs pattents from Kinge Charles, dated the 8th o 
July, in the 9'** of the said late King und*^ the Dutchy seale hath grantee 
to him by the said Kinge, all rents and pquesitts of Court w***in the thre< 
wards of the fforrest of Ashdowne, and of the Hundred Courts and Swain 
...„ . . ■) mote Courts, Habendum from the annunciacon last past befon 
\iij . xix . j^j^^ j^^^ hereof for 31 yeares, paying, therefore, eight pounds 
., ) nineteene shillings ould rent, and xxxvj*. for two stirkes^^ at th< 
f xxxvj . j^^.^j fjiastB of Mclis and Lady day by equall peons, covenanting 

to actjuit and discharge the Crowiie of the fees due for all the officei 
inenconed in the ffores** Pattent, and of all peons, pensions, and otbe: 

»o' In Norman times, the Rape of scribe has writt<»n jjtree/ie for portreerc 

revcnaey, In which the lands hero men- an office anciently of considerable conse 

tiuned, belonged to the family of De quence when Pevensey was a haven o 
Aquila, and was Ihenoe known a^ ^* importance. 

•'HoooiiroriliaJBaglt." ' '? Heifers. 


of the pmiases yearoly tlnriog ttie said 
The said Eilward, Earl of Dorcelt, by Coppio 

dues whalBocver for und by r 

Ea 1 1 f D - 'Lf 1 ^''^ *"''^ Eilward, Earl of Dorcelt, by Coppio 

I t \tr I t r or Icttur patUiits from Kina Cbiirles, dated the 

loaseof W01K8, Ac. l „,„ , , f - ., „,., * * .. -i f- 

' J 8" of July, in the 9*" years of thu amd King, 

mid' llie Dutchy sisalc, bath granted to him by the said King all y" 
Qiid'tToods and coppices then groninj;, or thereafter to grow, in Uio 
ffurrest of Ashdownc. Alsoe that Messuage called the new house or 
Chamberlaine's howse, w"* the inclosed gronnd about the same, cont. 
twenty acres ; alsoe tlic fiish ponds & all the Wast ground whereon the 
ff'irgea and fFurnaces and workmen's bowses were seated, except all aakes, 
Bshes, beeches, & Elmes that were marked, & all Chesnut trees & crabb 
trees. And alsoe twelve of the fairest young trees of Oake, Elme, or 
Beech upon every acre, nnd aboe trees of eight inches square, fonre foot 
above the stem. Also all Herbage, pannage, mast, and nckornes, cbes- 
nuts, & Beeches. And alsoe excepted Browse for Uie Deere and estovers 
tothe keepers, and tonn". Habendum all the pmisses from the aunun- 
XYi" xiii* iiii*y'**'"" '"**■ ^'"' ^^ ye^cB, paying for the woods xvj" 
XX* f siij> iiij*" & for the Chnmbcrlaine's bowse xx* at Hichs 

J nnd Lady day by cquall pcones, w" divers other core- 
nnnts, piienlarly for repairing all the houses and S'euces at his own proper 
costs and charges, 

MeniorBiidum. — That if the said Earle, by his delinquency or other- 
niec, bare not made nidi the grant of all the offices menconed in the 
Pnttcnt dated 18" Jnnij 22" Jacobi ; yet wee conceive the same to beo 
voyd in regard be bath not observed nor kept the covenant therein men- 
coned. And howev the (Fees therein allowed are discharged by y' pattent 
dated 8" July, 9 Caroli, wherein the said Earle did covenant to acqnitt 
the same, 

Mcmoranduni. — Alsoe that we conceive the said Pattent of y' 8" July, 
9 Caroli, p tlie pquesitts of Courts, and alsoe that other pattent of the 
same date for woods, & if ev anthentieke to be voide in regard, hee bath 
not observed or made good the covensiita menconed in uythcr of the said 
Pattent^, having almost destroyed all the woods & Und'vroods, and suf- 
fered, or ex officio, occasioned many of llic incrochmeuts and inclosnres of 
tlie oaide Parke & the Pales to bee mined & priviledges of Courts to bo 
lost, & therefore (nnd because the said offices that are not left throagli 
his neglect or discontinuance are rather a pfitt then any Chatdge to those 
that doscharge the same) we make noe reprise for the same. 


Robert Brookes 




m, Jai 

of J' , ■ 

I, John Pranke, Efrnncis Herman, John 
ingsland, & John Palmer aic now keepers 
K Bcvall walkee w'^n the »aid Parke, who bold 
r filaces by dcpntacons from the late Enrle of Pcm- 
uke as aforcsi, alsoe their lodges and inclosed land 
ereunto adjoyning & belonging, together w"" liberty of 
) keeping cattle w"'ont limitation of Number, all w'" 
said keeps have rec* the ycaroly allowanco or Cfee of vj" xiij* Uij" each 
before the late troubles from the Enrle of Dorcett, and siuee from the 


Hon^** the Comittee for the Revenew, together w*** seyall allowances for 
hay, for the game in winter, viz*, John Norman xx' p ann, to Francis 
Hesman xx% and to James Kingsland xx% w*^ said last menconed somes 
formerly allowed for hay, wee doe not allow of, the game being destroyed 
& therefore doe reprise for the said keeps p ann xl" . 

Besides the lodges and lands inclosed belonging to the same, formly 
valued p annu at xiiij^ vj* iiij**. 

T ' tm*» \ '^^^ ®^^ keeps have formerly beene allowed to take in 
/ adjuistm* into the said parke, 6^ have beene limited to a 
baudred Catle & twenty horses or mares, each of them for their owne 
benefitt, & have continued to take in considerable numbers of Catle and 
horses .But for as much as wee find noe such allowance in their deputa- 
cons ; and also y* it appears by old psentm*' that the pfitts ought to bee 
answered to the Lord of the said Mann' and Parke, and therefore doe not 
reprise the same. 

M' Th W H 1 Thomas Woode, of Uckfield, is flFeodary and 

/*. j > bailiffe of y® Dutchy liberties in this county in Pem- 

^ ' ) sey Rape, by deputacon from y* Earle of Dorcett, 

dated the 4^ of fifebruary, 1647, w^ said deputacon wee conceive to bee 

voyd w"* the Earle of Dorcett's Pattents upon w** this is grounded 

Memorandum. — Wee make noe reprise for the fenceing & repayring of 
the Pales of the said Parke (w*=** are ruined through the neglect of the 
Earl of Dorcett) in regard wee have valued the same as it may be im- 
proved notin relacon to y® psent condicon. 

Inclosure in ') All that peece or pcell of arable, pasture, and woody 
Buckhurst pke.J ground scituate lying and being w***in the pales of 
Buckhurst pke, in the pish of Withyham, taken and inclosed out of 
y® great pke of Lane', w^ said pcell of land wee find in the tenure of 
the Earle of Dorcett or his ass", who pduceth noe evidence whereby they 
claim e to hold the same. 

All w^ said p. cont. by admeasurem* forty foure acres and a halfe wee 
estimate to bee worth p ann. 44**^ 2' 00**. xv" . 

T eea \ There are timber trees besides und woods, w** together with 
) the said underwoods we value igrosse at twenty pounds. 

Inclosure in') All that peece or pcell of arable or meddow land, 
Newneham > scituate, lyinsr, and being w***in the pales of Newneham 
pke. 3 V^^i ^^^ ^^ ^^ parish of Bucksteed; taken and inclosed 
out of the said great parke of Lane, w^ said pcell of land wee find in 
the tenure and occupacon of the said Earle of Dorcett or his assignes, 
who pduceth noe evidence whereby he claimes to hoald the same. 

All w^^ said pcell containeing by admeasurem^ ffoureteene acres anh 
half wee estimate to be worth p ann. 14**' 2' 00^. v" x». 

Newbridge^ All those pcells of meddow and arable land scituate and 
lands, i being w^^in the parish of Hartfeild, taken and inclosed out 
of y* 6^ great parke of Lancaster, wee find in the tenure and occupacon 
of the said Earle of Dorcett or his assignee, who pduceth noe eyidenoe 
whereby he claimes to hold the sune, 


All wliicfa said pcella, cantaineiiig by eetimacon nine acres, weo eati- 
miitc to bee worth p uno, 09'" Or 0». v". 

Y I ") All tboBc poellE of arable and pastnrc ItindR scitunte, 1;inge, 
V"]^^ [ ami beingw"'iu iLepariBhof MaresfoUJ.aiid w"'in'tiie paloa 
" *■ J of ihe said great parke, and included in the admeasurement 
of the same, conioul; culled ihe Vach«ry, contsioeing bj estimacoo tt 
hundred acres, all v*''" enid lands called the Vachery"*, toother w"* a 
bame thereon standing, wee find in Uie tenure and occupocon of Daniell 
Kog«rs, of Ardingly, Gentleman. But by what right or tytle he claimea 
to huld the Mune wc know not, having pduced noe evidence to us, though 
BumotiL'd thereunto. 

All which aaid pcolls wee estimate to bee worth p urn. 100 00. 

This title hath becn^ claimed, and Dan" Rogers proved immediate 
tenant, and the estate in fee allowed. 

And all waies, passages, liberties, priviledges, flfranebiaeg, tinnnities, 
jurisdiccons, ptitt«, coraodities, advantages, and apportenaiices whatsoever 
in and about any of the last recyted pcells of land, or with them or any 
of them ueually oeonpied and enjoyed as part, pcell, or member of them, 
or any of them, 

8* Jnly, leOO, W» Webb, 1630. 

Mann' do > A Bentatl of the FfreehouJd and Coppie honld rents of 
Dudleswoll, BB.Jthe Ifann' afforesaid. 

Wm. Hey, Esq' "" houldeth the Mann' of Litlo Horsteede, late Popes, 
together w** divs pcells of land bclonginge to y same anil Redd, p ann. 

vij. ,j" 

Richard ffarmcr houldeth freely one Messuage, two bamos, and other 
buildings, and divers pcells of hind called SLeppnrds. in llartfeild, cont. 
forty acres more or leas, and Redd p ami. 40«' U" 00" ij" ij-' 

Henry ffarmer houldeth freely two pcells called Snowes in Hartleild, 
cont. by cBlimacou tenu acres, late pcell of y* lands called Slieppards, and 
Eedd p. ann. 10"" 0' 00" viij" 

Obediah Elliott holdcth freely one mesauage, one bame, and certaine 
lands, late Alfreyes, cont. by estiniauon xix acres, near Newbridge, in 
Harlfeild, and Redd pann. 30"' 0' 00^ ij" iiij" 

Ubediab Elliott and Richard Elliott honldeth freely one tenement, one 
banie, and certaino lands called Snowca and Ruffiilds, nenre Cotemans 
batch, in Hartfeild, late vounges, Cont. xiiij. acre«, and Redd, p aun. 
H-" 0' 00'' vj'' 

Wm. Jjovett holds by coppie dated y* 8" ffeli' 1645, one messuage, one 
mcBKiiage called the Inn, one bnmc, one Stable, and other lands called y* 
great l^helfe, S^hamedi-n Puundcrofle, y' Marie, y' Combes, Cimt, xl acres 
in Nnttev, and redd, p aun. 40*" 0' 00"> x' 

Nicholas Hestnan holds by coppie dated y 3f Octo., 1648, one tennem', 
one bame, and certninc lands, cont. vij. acres, called y" Inholnies, als 
Beggers well, in Maresfeild and Redd p ann. 7"" 0' OC ii" ij'' 

'•* A <lair]f, wbioh was in centaries "° WiUiftm Hay, Esq., and bis family 

past a verroonaidBrablvoue in Asliclown held the ectate of Little Horated for 
FonM. 'Tbs >pot stiU retains the name, levsral geoeraliuDS. 



Wm. Bmith liolde hj coppie dated j' 2"' Apr., 1639, one messaagi 
one fi&me, and ttinn &creB, near the Courtlands, and vij. acres neare th 
flame called Conrtljatcli, and Redd p ann. l?""- 0' UO iij' tj" ol 

Francis Hesman holds by coppie dated 7° Dec, 1644, one peel) of Uni 
called Nenland, in Maresfeild, Cont. by eetimacon vj. acres, and redd ] 
ann. 06 acr. ff OiP xv^ 

John Nonnon houids by coppie dated 3" Sept., 1636, one tenem', oni 
barne, one pcell of land called Newlands, coot. iiij. acres, at Home; 
Cotnon, et Redd p ann. xvj'' and one pcell of woody land, called j trend 
cont. ij. acres, in Marexfeild, adjoyniuge to y* lands called court, and redd 
p ann. iiij'J 06»° 0' 00^ xx* 

Henry Cooper holds by coppie dated 17" Dec., 1639, one Cottage am 
one garden at Nutley, and redd p ann. ij* 

The same Henry holds by coppie, dated j" Oct., 1629, one pcell o 
land, culled Cosllo trow, coot v acres, and redd p ann, OS'^O' OOr, xxij* 

George Ubclley houlds by coppie, dated 32° Maij, 1638, one cottage 
one Bamc, and one peece of land, cont ij acres, at y" leape end in Nntlej 
and Redd p ann. 2"" 0" 00' iiij" 

Anthony Colding holda by coppie, dated 30" Novera, 16-(7, j cottagi 
and 3 pcells, and assert land cont iiij acres in Nutley, and Redd p ann 
4«r 0' oOf si" ob. 

Ann Bheppard holda by coppie, dated 27" Aug', 1639, one pcell o 
waat land at Nntley, cont one acre and 3 roodes, abutting upon Newcrof 
to y" Soiilli, to a croft of John liartlotfs, to the west to Coxbole, ti 
y" North, and to y* Inmc (toain) pitts, to y' east, and Redd p ann 

I'D- 0' 00», vj". 

John Normal) holds hy coppie, dated 34" Jan., 1642, i messuag, on< 
barne, one orchard, 3 pcells of laud, cont, 9 acres at Nullcy, and Bcdd j 
ann. 9'° 3 00, viij". 

Francis Slade holds hy coppie, dated 17° Dec', 1G32, one cottage ani 
one pcell of assert land, cont. iiij acres, nerc old lands, w'''in j'fforest,ani 
redd p ann. 4'°0' 00', iij". 

Richard GaBsomi holds by coppie, dated 19° January, 1646, one tenem' 
or cottage, and a [icell of laud, cunt. ^ acre at Nntley, and redd p ann 

2 00, ij«, 

Ann Chupmiin, widdow, holds by coppie, two crofts of land, calle< 
Eheppard's and Milbrooke, cont. iij acres at Nutley, and Redd p ann 

oa-^o'oo'', vj". 

Thomas Wood, jure ujcoris, holda by coppie, dated 19" Jan., 1646, om 
cottage, one pcell of New assert land, called Newcroft, cont. two acres J 
at Nutley, and redd p ann. 2" 2' 00-, ij*. 

The same Thoniaa for one tenem', one litle bamc, and one acre o 
assert land, called Itrabeshatcb, at Chcswortli Comon, and redd p aun 

l-" 0' OU', iija. 

Jrdin Rnoles, Oent., Imldfl bv crippir, dated j" Dec, 1G35, 3 peece 
r,r pivllr, i>r hiTid, nilli'il <irrij^jdi..liiios, lilie Inholmos, and Midi 
InliuliiH'i, iH<iil. \iij^uui j, j^^^^Kld, and Redd p ann, 

luj^^^^^^^^^^BJuiilJ.. cotUge,aiii 


one garden, and one croft, ia Nullev, cont. iij acres, and rodd p 
■nn. ' 3»« Of 00", vj''. 

John Stretfcild holds liy coppio, dated 22" Ffobr., IS*?, one tenom', 
one bame, one orcliard, imo gnnk'n, and one peei-e of land, cont. two 
acres, ncaro Prickott's hatch, in MaresfeiUl, and ri-d p ann. 

2"* 0* OOP, iiij*. 

Abraham Ford holds by coppie, dat^d 11" 0<ito., j" .Tacobi, one mes- 
SBQge, one garden, one croft, in the fforrest neare the highway loading to 
Haresreild, and 3 other crofts, called y* Shulfhoit row and Birchmants, 
cont. viij acres, and redd p ann. 8"" 0' 00", xviij'' ob. 

John Powie holda by coppie, dated y" 13" Apr., 1641, one messuag, 
one barne, and oeriaine lands, called Dockott's, cont. xj, in Wcathothleigh 
and Alnreefeild, and redd p ann. U*" O' 00% xiy''. 

John Obord holda by coppio, dated j" dec^., 1618, one cottage and a 
pcoll of land, cont. iij. roodea, and one pccll, lately taken oat of the 
fforrest, oi>ut. i roode, all in Nutley, and redd p ann. 1"" C 00'', viij". 

John Welah, jure uxoris, holda by coppie, dated 15" Mar., 1G30, one 
tenem' and iij acres of land, at Nutley, and redd p ann. 

a*" 0' OOp, Tij«. 

Richard Vine holda by coppie, dat«i 10" July, 1621. one lueSBuage 
and garden, and iij acrea of cuatomary landa, neare Homey gat«, in 
Marcsfeild, and redd p. ann, S"' 0' 00". riij''. 

8t«ephen PowIe holds by coppie, dated 22" Junij , 1G47, one uiesauage, 
one barne, and one peeco of asaert land, called CUapmans, nere Lampoll 
greene, cont, iiij acrea, and redd p. ann. 4"'" 0' 00*, riij". 

Wm. Pollard holds by coppie, dated 16" Febr., 1646, one cottage and 
one garden, neare Pricketts hatch, in Nntley, and redd p ann. vj". 

John Heth holda by coppie, dated 15" Mar., IfiSO, ccrtaine landa ca'led 

Circhettfi, and two other peeccs of new aaaert lands, called tlie Wheatcarsh 

and j' Buckfeild, cotit. together svij, acres, and also one peece of land 

called- Begger's well, cont. j acre, ^ in Maresfield, and redd p ann. 

18«f 2t oO" iij' s*. 

Thomas Shelley holda by coppie, 1!}" Junij., 1649, one bowse, and 
barne, and oruhard, and onc^ croft of land, in Nntley, eont. two acres 
and redd p ann. 2*" 0' 00"'', j', 

Thomas Savage houlds by coppie, dated 19" Junij., 1649, one howse, 
and harne, and garden, called y" But place, at Nutley, and redd p ann. 

0«r IT 00", ija. 

John Huraplirey holds by coppie, dated 18" Feb'., 14" Jacob!, one barne 
and iij acres of land crouchcroft, cont. iij acres, at Pilldowne, et redd p 
ann. 3"" 0' 0", iiijd. 

John Finail holda by coppie, dated 24" Febr,, 1 645, one howae, orchard, 
and garden and one acre and halfe of land, part of old landa, at Stum- 
butt Comon, ot rodd p. ann. l" 2' 00"., riij". 

Edward Paine htdds by coppie, dated j" Junij., 1647, rij acree of land, 
being pcell of old landa, ueru t^tnmbnlt comon, in Maresfuilil, et Redd p 
Bon. _ 7""0'00'', s". 

Thomas Khelley holds by coppie, dated 30" Januarij, 1643, one bowse, 
and bame, and iiij acres of laud, at Nutley, et Redd p ann. 

2 q 2 



pci'U <W 

ThOBH Awcockfl bolda hy ooppie, one liome, c&11t>d Nether 1 
■nd dz UN* of laud, ciUled Santurs &ad fines, et redd p ana. 

e-' u' oc, ! 

OliVtr Enigbt holds by coppie, dated ii' Junij,, l'!47, odo proU <W 
land, called j* l^uke, cont. ilij acres, nere Uiitilall |ioud, iii Mat«H&el^ 
redd paon. 

John Wickens holds by coppie, dated 17" Out., IG37, om? niessuag,^ 
barao, and l]Tep«eC( Culinansbatch, in HartfeUd, cant, x 
alBO« ODB tenom', one orcharil, one gardeu, and one acn of la&d, e 
Snoffes, at Culeioau's -hatch, in Ilartfcild, et Kedd p ann. 

11"0'00^, ij*. i^". 

John Gooty holds by coppie, dated 22° Mar., 1641, certaine lands, ealM 
toades and Sawler'a hold. cout. D acrca in Harlfcild, et redd p nao. 
9"' ifOO",!'. iiij''. 

John Gourd holds by coppk-, dated 11° Oct.. 1G3G, onp mPKSiiagD bM 
teDem',oDi> baroe, and 3 pcells of land, called Itoados, cant, vj acru, ll 
Chnckhatch. in Hartfeild, et iledd p ann. G"" 0' (W, xi*. f 

Henry Willet, jure axons, holds by coppie, dated 7Janu'., li 
email messuage and ono acre ofUud, atChuckhatch, in Hartfeild, et n 
p. ann. l^CKOO*. iiW 

Steephen Jones holds by eoppie, one tenem' and one pcell of I 
cont. 3 acres, at Cbackhatch, in Hartfeild, lat« Siinows, et redd p a 

3*" 0' 00», iUj^ 

W"- Fidge holds by eoppie dated 12° Jnnij. 1G32, one cottage m 
an acre of land at Chuckhatch, in Hartfeild et Bedd p ann iij'', the a 
W". holds one Cottage and one garden there, and Redd p ann. 

Riehard Pnlnian holds by eoppie, dated 27 Sept., 1644, one meeBtui 
one Imrne and certainc lands, by eetimaoon xij acres, at Chuckbat«hfl 
Hartfeild, et redd, p ann. la—tfO", xij*r 

ilobt. Combridge holds by eoppie, dat*d 17° Nov',, IGIO, one ton^p 

and iiij poells of assert lands, called Crabbes cont. pestimacon, 9 acres at 

Colemans hatch in the pieh of Hartfuild, and alsoe 4 acres ^ of land lying 

in Hartfeild and Eastgrinsteed, called Qoarocke ot Redd in toto p « 

13-" 2'00', i- ■ 

W". Hnmphroy holds by eoppie, dated 12° Oct'., 1641, one c 
one pet'ce of assert land in Chuckhatch greene. In Hartfeild, conw 
length X perches, in breadth iij perches, redd p aim, OO"- 0' StW, i" 

Thomas Haywood holds by eoppie, one messuage i: 
and one pcell of land called HcadoB 9 ' ' 
feild, et Redd, p ann, 

W". Payne, of Whulcs ! 

r icmem' one bd| 
L 3 acrea, at Chuckhatch is I 

tenem' one bame ; 

estiniacon x acres in 

Thomas Pollard I 

a] Tavels and ( 

Eaat ( 


9 messnage 1 
I heath coot, by 
V^ ty 06*, i\ 
Hkela als Ty«M 



e pcell of ll 
Clay pitt g 


John Wnllis holcia bj coppie, dated 2" Oct., IG40, ij poecna ti( nsBert 
lands called ClnypittB, cont, by estimncon tj acres in East Gniist«ed et 
Jiedd p ann. 6«« 0' 00^, ij'. ob. 

Jolin Norninn hnlds by coppie, dated 30" January, 1643, two pedis of 
Msert land called Twyforda, cont. by eatimacon 7 acrt's at Ladywente in 
Enat Griiist«ed et Redd, p ma. 7"" 0' 00", i* tj. 

Nicholas 'I'tirner holds by coppie dated 14" Jnnij, 1(131, one cottage or 
tetiem,, and one acre of New Assert land, at Conlcrs ijate in West Hothly, 
et Redd p ann. l"" 0' (Wf iij'' ob. 

Francis Lucas holds by coppie one tenom', onu bnrne, and S pwlls of 
Msert land, cont. by estimocon viij acres in Utumble, at Bunch grove, at 
West HotUly, et redd p ann. H"" 0' 00' i" 

Wm. Uroncli tester holds by coppie dated 20 Sept, 1621, tno peeces of 
land called Becks gardens, cout, ij acres, in Westhotiily, ot redd p ann, 
2'"' 0' OO."- iij'' 

Wm. Mcrsh holds by coppin datcti 12" Janij, 1640, one cottage and 
one pcell of assort land, called j' Moore, cont. by estimacon ij acres, ^ 
lying to ye comon called Crowborrow, in Withjham, et redd p ann, 
2« 2' 00" ij-i 

Thomas Blundell holds by coppie dat«4:l 11° Novembr. 1634, onecottago 
and one pcell of aa«prt land called y* Moore, cont. iij acn^s uere Crow- 
borrow in Witliyhani, et redd p ann. S"' O'- 0' ij'' 

Edwnril [[uascU holds by coppie dated vjj Oct.. 1637, one pcoll of assert 
land calleil Bowes, cont. by est. i acre, ^ w"" in the ffonvst of Aehdowne 
et redd p ann. !•" 2' 00» ij'' 

Edward Box holds by coppie one cottage and one garden, cont. by est 
one mode at Crowbarow, et Ilodd p ami. 00'" 1' 00 vj'' 

Thomas Swaine holds by coppie one cott«ge and ij acres | of land 
Called y" Mooro at Crowborrow in Withiham, ot Itcdd p ann. 2" 2'- 00' 

Richanl Hooke holds by coppie dat«d 22" Novcm'., l()36, one t«neui! 
and ij iicclls of assert land called Uppi-r Qnelmes and Nether Quelinea, 
eoDt. [ty est. XX acres at Barnes gate in Bucksteed, et redd p ann. 
20"" 0' 00' xj" 

Thomas Biyan holds by coppie dat«d G" Not., Ifl39, one t«nem' or 
cottage and one pcell of land adjoyuing, cont. by est, iij rotHles, pcell of 
the tenem' called Players in Bucksteed et redd, p ann, 00"' 3' 00* ij^ 

Alaxand Bryan holds by coppie dated 28" Not,, 1637, one cottage 
lately built, a roode of land adjoyning ptc of the foresaid Players at 
Buekstocd, el Redd, p ann. 40'" V 00" i'' 

Abraham Robinson holds by coppie dated 4" Sept.. 1641, ono cottage 
and ij acres of land at Brownes Brooke iu Bnekstficd, et redd p ann. 
f-' 0' 00" ij'' 

Nieh. Simons holds by coppie one cottage and halfe an acre of land at 
Pound Qate iu fiucksteed, et redd p ana. 00"" 2' 00" iiij'' 

Memorandum. — There is held for the said Mann a Oonrt Barron or 
three weekes court, still continued from three weeks to three for trial 
of aivons uud" xl'. and ihe Jurisdiction of the court extends through the 


severall Hundreds of Roshmunden en Membria, viz^, Rnsbmnndeii, Dane- 
hill, Sheffeild, Horsteade and the Hundreds of Hartfeild, East Grinsteed, 
Pais, and the towne and borrough of East Grinsteed being all w"*in 
y« pcell of the Dutchy of Lancaster, w^'^in the Rape of Pemsey, y* pfitts 
whereof are for non appearance dobled by increase every court, and for 
false pleas, <&c. 

The tenn^ of the said mann' are to pforme their suite and serrice to 
y* lord at y® Courts affbresaid. 

Memorandum. — There is alsoe a court called the Aves Court, kept the 
next tuesday after all saints' day, and that day 3 weekes the Woodmote 
Court, wherein they psent abuses of Customes, incroachments, spoylers 
of game or wood, &c., and pay their ayes money for the yeare past, &c. 

The tenn** of Dudleswell, and alsoe all others that claime custome in 
the great pke, are to doe their suite and service at y® two last menconed 

Memorandum. — There is alsoe the sheriflfes tume Court houlden upon 
Berwicke Comon, in the parish of Berwick, the thursday in Whitson 
weeke, w^ power as afforesaid. 

The Aldermen of the sevall hundreds (w** are chosen at y* leetes for 
evy hundred one) are then to appeare, and to certifie how many head 
borrowes are in each hundred, and to bring 12 men with eyery alderman 
according to custome, to make a grand inquest, and the head borrows of 
evy borrough in the said hundreds are to appeare w** two side men, 
w^**each of them to psent all publique abuses w**^in their said borroughs 
and hundreds ; any of these fayling are severely amerced, viz*' the 
Aldermen xx" each at the least, and their jurates vj" each, the head- 
borrough each iij" iiij** at y* least, y® side men vj* , and all deodans fellons 
goods, fugetives and fellows of themselves, &c., psented and amerced, 
and all publique annanses, all y® fines and amercan** at y® said court are 
levied by y® feodary BailifTe of y® Dutchy, and ought to be accompted or 
compounded for by him, and are valued as affores** . 

Customes of the ) The coppiehoulders of the said Mann' of Dudleswell 
Coppiehoulders. ) are of the nature of assert and deodand by custome 
to y® eldest sonne or eldest daughter who pay onely a reliefe for their 
admission upon decease, viz* one yeare's quitt rent. 

The said Coppiehoulders doe pay the best beast for a herriott, both 
after death and upon surrend*", and also upon surrend' ; the fines are 
arbitrable ; wee find more than a full yeare's value paid for a fine, but 
there is only one Herriott due after any tenn** death or surrender, although 
ho have sevall tennancyes. 

The greatest part of the Coppiehould land, and cottages, and howses 
on them are w'^'in the Pales of y® said pke, and have ancent coppies by 
w*"** they hould. 

The freehould" and coppiehoulders of Dudleswell, and alsoe all the 
Unin'* of the mann' of Maresfield, w** were tenn** to the Dutchy of Lane, 
doo claime to have free Custome in the summer ffor what cattle they can 
broode, and winter upon their customary lands in the said great pke, pay- 
ing therefore at y® Aves Court^" yearely for a bullocke half a penny, and 

»>» Art-iWt is an ancient law term. ^^rding to Minshien. siimifiai a 

- -»roni "'WW 



for a horee a penny, and if they liavu any cattle goeing iu the sai'l Parka 
botwixt MioliH. and MartiDmae to pay two pence lipp besides tlicir custom 
money aforesaid. 

Memorandum. — That by all j' ancent Custotnalls w''' y° jury and tenii" 
did prodoee, it did appcare that y* teniit* w*" did belonge to y' Dutchy, 
wbo have eustome iu the said Parke, if they kept a draught of oxen 
tbcy were allowed to have two marts and one coult goeiog in the eaid 
Parke all the eumm' till Mit-hs,, paying therefore ij""; but noe each 
mllowancc or custome menconcd for any other tenn', neither any menoon 
any of the tcnnts keeping of a horse or gelding in the said Parke ; 
but they have of a long time used the same. 

The said tenn" of Dudleswel! and Maresfield doe claims Custome fur 
their hoggs, paying therefore for their grow hoggcs ij" , and a pigg j'' ; 
but by their ancent custom alls, pduccd as aSbres'', they are to have the 
Bwinc of tlieir own breeding to goe in the s^parke all y' jeare except in 
iTance mouth, wlieu any of their hogges may be impounded, and the tenn" 
amerced at the Woodmote Court, paying fortheircuatome yearely forevy 
' "SK of a yoare old ij«, of i a yeare j* ob , and for und' halfo a yeare 
j<', except sucking piggs, and al! the s*" tenn" are to be snorne at the 
Aveshould Court, aforesaid, to Ayes truly, for their euid cattle mares and 

The said ffree tenn", yi"' did belong to y* Dutchy, claime to haYe two 
loade of Birches or Alders ag' the feast of Crisma*, paying nothing for 



ind tliB Coppiehold" of DuddleBwelt doe claime to have ffrith 

aid Parke for fencing tlieir lauds that 

e to have free boote for chipps and 

and tt-niielt"' out of the 
the said Parke. 

All the afibresaid tenn" doe clai 

es of iiuech, Bireb, and alder. 

And, by their ancient Customalls, it appeares that they have bad 
allowance of a hundred loade of Marie for ij'', and alsoe beene allowed 
mnd for their walles, and stone to und' pinn their bowses, and fuame to 

yer them. 

Memorandum. — Divers tenn'" of the parishes of Bucksteed, Fletching, 
Horsted cane, and Westhothly, w-^ bold not of the Mann' of Dudloswell 

Maresfeild, do claime custome in the said great parke, as the tenn" of 

s" Mann' doe; but by what right or tytle appeares nol, ncythcr doth 
t appenre to us that they were tenn" to ye Dutchy, to whom onely all 
the ancent CustumallH wee bare scene do allow such custumes. 

irandnm. — That the customcs and priviledges of the tenn" and 
coppiehoiild" of j' Mann' of Maresfoild, holding of 8' Tbomas Gage as 
L' of the said Mann'', are said to bee reserved by spe.'all grant from the 
Crownc to y° a' & Tbomas GagCi and to the said tennante ; hut noe such 
grunt was ehowen to us. 

Memoraudtim. — That 8' Thomas Gage clainies div's coppiehould", and 
rcceircs ren4« from them for their coppiehould lands n^ are w'''ui the 
isid parke, or upon the comons w"' belong to y* same, and hath given 
leave and granted coppies of late for inclosing of land and erecting of 
Cottages upon the same, and haib cut dowuc div's timber trees wuda the 

I i'Kf/im 

D ooj.pioc, and lenmt (lend timber. 


confines of the said Parke or Gomons abont 14 yeares since, but bj what 
right we know not. All w** wee conceive to be w^out any right or 

Memorandum. — That y® said S"* Thomas Gage receives about fifty rent 
hennes^andalsoe rentoatesof div''" persons for cnstome in the saidparke, 
the said psones holdinge noe lands eyther of Dudleswell or Maresfeild, 
but by what right or tytle we know not, w** is very p judiciall to the 

Memorandum. — That about twelve yeares since S' Henry Cnmpton, 
then ranger, did pull downe and sell, or otherwise dispose, as great a part 
of the whyte howse als Ghamberlaine's bowse out of the said Parke as is 
now standing therein. 

Memorandum. — Tliat we find the number of Catle assessed for by all 
that claime custom in the said Parke to bee Comunibus annis about one 
thousand, and the horses assessed for Comunibus annis about one thousand 
and fifty. 

Memorandum. — That y® six keeps have been allowed to keepe, as 
ajustmS six hundred Catle, and two hundred horses, besides their owne, 
and alsoe y*^ Warrower and keep of the old lodge, and y* Chamberlaine's 
howse, a hundred and forty Catle and sixty horses, besides their owne, 
and besides what y* ranger juisted w'^'out limitacon. 

So, that upon consideracon of all the tenn^ Catle of both the said 
Mann'* of Dudleswell and Maresfeild, who have custome, and of all others 
that claime custome, and were equally bound to Aves truly, at the Aves 
Court afibresaid, and to pay, according to the Customes afibresaid, for all 
their cattle and horses for vr^^ they have Custome in the said Parke, and 
considering the number of catle and horses allowed to bee kept by y^ 
officers of the said Parke, in y® right of y* Crowne, and wee conceive 
y'^ a considerable quantity of ground may bee conveniently sett out in 
convenient places for all that have right of Custome in the said parke, 
w<* may bee of greater benefitt to y® tenn^" then what they now enjoy, 
considering their hath beene some thousands of deere keept upon the said 
Parke, both Redd and fiallow, and alsoe a considerable quantity disposed 
of for the use of the Comon wealth. All w*'** wee humbley snbmitt to y« 
consideracon and deterniiuacon of the Hono^^^ the trustees, having valued 
the totall in grosse as afi*oresaid. 

Ak Abstract 

Of the p'sent rents, future improvem^, and all other pfitts of the said 
Mann"^ and Parke — 

The severall rents, pquesits, and Royalties are p ann. Ixxxvij^. j«. 

The Parke and lands at the improved value is p ann. mmccccxv* . vj». viii<». 

Some totall of improved value is, mnidvij". vij". viij<*. ob. 

Total of acres in y« said Parke are, 14,000»*^ 0' 27^. 

Reprises are p ann. Hiij't. vj*. iiij^ 

The reserved rents of the lord of Dorcett's lease bee in force are p unn. 
xxix". vuj*. uij^ 

Deere yalued ^n crross" 
^--^ •iv' 96 at DCxx". 

y • 

,^ t ». 


Part of White house destroyed, valued at, xxx**. 
Fish in Whitehouse pond wee value at, 1**. 

This survey was pfected i® Junij, 1650, by us, viz. : — • 

Jeremib Baines. 

Jo. LOBB. 

Thomas Bridge. 
JoH. Haddooke. 
Ex^ p Will Webb, Supvs', Gen"., 1650. 
(Indorsed). — Sussex. Duddleswell Mannour, nup Car. Regis and 
Lancaster Parke. 

Rec*». this third of June, 1650. Transmitted to the S'veyo' Grail the 
same day. Hetumed the 5^ of June, 1650. 




Bt the Rev. P. H. ARNOLD. 

The " funeral monumeuts" of various members of the 
Counter family, in the chancel of Racton Church, are in an 
unusually good stase of preservation, and of considerable 
interest. They are as follows: — 

On a slab of Sussex marble, much abraded, which was 
removed from the floor of the church, and is fastened to a 
wall outside, is a curious epitaph, which has often attracted 
archaeological enquiry, and iias never l>een satisfactorily ex- 
plained. It is now in a far worse condition than it was forty 
years ago, when it was transcribed by a contributor to the 
" Gentleman's Magazine," and will ere long lie undecipherable. 
His observations upon it are as follows: — " This inscription 
was faithfully copied March 20th, 1835, from a monument 
in Racton Church. Owing to the perishable quality of the 
Btone several words are totally obliterated, this is denoted by 
dots. Where a letter was left and legible it has been attempted 
to supply what was wanting by conjecture, marked by paren- 
thesis. Unfortunately the date is destroyed, but the quaint- 
nesa of the style of composition (of which it is one of the 
most curious specimens I ever saw) renders it highly probable 
that it was the production of some pedant of King James's 
days. I have searched Dnllaway in vain for a notice of it. 
If any of your readers can supply what is wanting to com- 
plete tills curious epitaph, it will much oblige jours, Olo 
MoRTALlTr." Tije Editor remarks" Dullaway has omitted it 
altogether (so has Horsiield). There is, however, a copy in, 
the Biirrell MSS., 5699, fol. 603. The latter has enabled ufl; 
to supply some words to that sent by our correspondent^ dis-- 
tinguished [thusj, though in other parts it is less perfect 
than his. 


Aft€r collating the lines, as they can yet be made out, with 
what lliey were formerly consiJeretl to be, all thftt can be 
rescued is this: — 

Sahtiu Jscent 

QnM Tams et Uma et Harmor BOcianuit 

Umig, Una. tTanm, 

(Jaann) ea OaoDler, Qeorgii militu fil. et Joaniuk n (xor) (ejoi) 

(AmJ bo olim 

(ob usorct) matQOi. cnajagHleni rautitntein lib«r(oa) 

.... (nuiioata wxns Dtriasqao pigDora in Tic 

hac, nt cum illo biec, cnm h&a UIb. ae 

- , - - morto &hjiuiEeriTit - . - - 

(«.) brepti intsr eqiutandam cvletu illo, 

ill* inter pmendiun deiuta : ills [uutonuni'] armi . , . r 

.... nun 30 mi et ilia cum 'JS lincnm attigiaset 

ntntia qutui moriiUe oociduiu 

nnit poithBC 

[revectnH] nun hie oommuni rofinrgirt port^iojua [limOD f] 

pt novo totioa mtuirli parta ilia rQn&w:(et) 

hiuc eel 
[Si i^iuui'lo mBB«tiii9-Glu] (aoa auuieat oonli) 

n qnoA poamt] Inlon laorjmi 

m.. a. tMomi liounur miuiui 

«t rUriori familia oriiindi Qnam etinm, 

daeliL pnrili rtirpc ODiynge, Cniila Bailie 

TeotoDsi fmlicitflr omplutvit, pen- ^'■''" 
4 or et nuun filiom ei eiwleiii anaeetito 

□ er^ pktriom. pietota erfpt 
B at retigiane, tnuniailla tiui- 
rit fato, et Anni et mm ovocatnn 

P. 8, F. C. 
Anguitiiu raro monimentom ipanm hoa 
•luwllameetqiiodfnuclatumtiitnict. tul- 
■liUbiuii. cnmulatiUD uiBUirra eiai 
Dam. Cultoi CDHWcruimt, el iiioTum. 

Pcrgc Lector ot Imitore. 

Also. ''Herelie the Rflmunit of the Hod- 
onmblo Sr Charles Goanter NicoU, 
EniKlit nTthe moat Honoontble Onierof 
the B>th : Dtsccmied from a long train 
of Anrwotoni famed for their Rclieioti. 
LoTiUU, and Tirtue. He hod ail the 
Qiutl)lli<iitio[is of a compleat and ac- 
oompliab'd pentloman ; Amiable in hii 
[Mnuii I Oracefni in tan itddrnM. tn 

KiTati? be woa MW17. altftble, cwailviKKn)d. 
g. In pnlilii>li ho WM stoadir. nniform, 
coQuiiitent. FHR>r'd by hia {>rii)ee, and a 
(rivad to Uh oouulrr. in Uii> dietinguiih'd 
■itnation Kctecin'd, haloT'd, and bMlor'd, 
he iliu.1 tbb 2Uh daj i>r Not., 1783, in Iba 
90tli j'oar of hia age. Eliiaboth. hie be- 

loTed wife, Daoghtor and Heireaa of 
William Bloodea, Eaq. ibf whom he left 
two liaQghCera, Elizabeth and Fraii<:ea 
Cathtirioe), enwted thia manument to hia 

' Here Ijreth EUiabath je wife of Qeor^ 

Gooutar. Bai(r.. who died re 3nl it^ of 
NoYHmber. Aimo dmi, 1700." 

' Hpto Ijoth ye body of Ocor^ Oamter, 
Esijr.. «in to CoL Ooiiuter. who ilied 
Dcwembei je Vilb, 1718, a«ed 72 foan." 

' Memorite Sacmm Jorlitbea Ooanter, qna 
obijt 6° Mi^, 1737, Fills Bldiardi 
Nicoll, Armigeri, de Norbitoo. looa 
in Cumitutn Smrin. VidoiB. Oeoi^ 
Oounter, Armigeri. in Comitatn Soaaf nm. 
El qua ei nati erant Qoatnar liberi, vit-t 
Ocoivitu, qui obijt Nor., 1718. ntat : 14. 
Coroliu Ooanlsr Kiwll, Eqtia .Balnei ; 
qni obijt Na<.,1733,Mat.29. Eljiabetha, 
^uio nbijt Feb., 1721, et Eatbeiiaa Con- 
lui Heimoi Majnord, Baq., et Baron"' 

" Here Ijetb yo body 

Jermjn, vy who departwi thin life je 
Slat of Julj. b je jener of our Lord Ififo. 

flatia Wr 

" Horo lyrth the lady Jnlia Conyoa. aaed 

flS. Ub. 21, Max.iesil." 
[Tbia lady was the driagbtar of Lord 

2 s 2 


Lntiiln of Staoited. She donbtleH 
dsnred to be boriad ben at tbe natioB 
Iilaoe of bor tint hnaband ; ba little wm, 
too, WM bnTied in ilw mbu Churchfiud. 
near to tbg (pot wb«re the moUuir was 

•■ Hio jaeet Bjcardiu Aleiuidre Jennin, 

Arm. per Jnliun Oiorem Ehilda FUialiu, 
N&tiu 19. Juaii, 1057. Obijt OS. 
NoTembrii, 1650: Oppjdo tmuint In- 
Itaa ad gaodia infuida." 

" CnileTDeath Ijdb tfae bod; of Oeorg« 
Hailer, kid of OeoTvs anil Haatiab 
Huler, wfan departed thU life Jnlv the 
ITtb, 17Se, in the lOtli rear of hii ■«& 
Also, onderDaath Ifetb Uie body of 
Elizabeth Haalrr. dangbter of Geor^ 
and Hiumah Huler ; who deputed this 
life Aiwmt the lOth, 1759, in the 17th 

" Codemeath Ijeth the body of Qeorge 
Haaler . . . (bnried Oct IStli. 17n). 
Undenieath iyeth the body of Hocutah 
Haaler, wife of Qeorge Uaaler ; who de- 
parted thi» life Feby. the 19. I768." 

" Sarred to the memory of William Hip- 
kin, who departed tU* life the 17th of 
February, 1828, a«ed (17 yeoni. Alw, to 
the memory of Hjiinii h Hipkiu, wife of 
the abore. who departed thu life the 2Dd 
of March, 1840. Aged Sdyeara." 

The following tm tabeo from tombs in 

Id memofy of Catherine Atkinaon, who 
departed thia life December the Slit, 
1712, aged 30 yean." 

"To the meraoTT of Thomiu BochsTBt, 
gnmitoa of John and Mary Painter. 
wbo departed thia life the lOth day of 
December, 1792, aged 5 moathe. 

f Elizabeth CoUaway, 

Oeenmbcr tiia IDtli. 1704. 

'. wlul Uu Ldid 
ID (il ThoK- anJ 

EUzUi. Cook, who iliel M»j U* TO, 
1787 ; aged 18 yra»- 
Alto (rf Marlka. dan«hter of tlw abn*, rta 
died Apiil tlie llltk. ITTtt, ttfai 15 jam.' 

" Sacred to the memar7 of Bidarf 
Dendey, who departed Uiii lif e tha '~' 
of Auffoxt, 17K, aged 58 yekis." 

" Swreil to the memory of Jane, wile «l 
Bichan) DeFialer, who departed lliia life 
thu 3rd of Aug., ITSI, iigedfl9yeai " 

'Sacred to the memory of Eleanor, jw wih 
of Arthur Fleet, who departed Uiie till 
Kehruary the 5th. 1T36 ; aged 16 yt 

' In memiHj of EEliabeth. tlia wife at 
Thome* Forder, wbo deported tldi "" 
Scptr. tba 9th, 1738, aged 63 yeua. 

' In menuirx of Thomaa Forder, wbo de- 
parted this life Uorcii the Tib, 17SI, 

aged 7S years." 

' Sacred to the memory of H0D17, the 
of William and HaaDah Hipkbi, 
departed this life the 7th day of S ' 
her, 1816, oged 18 yean." 

" 811^ tpriffUUjyoQth dMt tlioa Ob J 
VbwrVB thu date and tremUc al 
Tonmltk, DOT etrongUi. nut yoi 

Behold wlien death huUulUua la tlwitaat.'' 

" Bacreil to the mnnorT of Mbit Ika 
a(t«ct!oBBte wife of John Hipkln, M19 
dcpwted thia life the lOth day of ]qh, 
ma, aged 34 yeart. Calm lOS r. U, 

ify day, arr gotu lOu a (A<ulwi." 

' SacTpd to lliv memoij o( Harnirl. tlM 


" Sucroil to the memCiT? of Thomu Piunter 
Hipkm. oho died NoTember SOtb, 18S1, 

"Here lieth the bod; of Ute. Robert 
Hnlbcirt. late Rodor at Uue Puiah, who 
departed this lito Jooe re Utb, 1735, in 
the 50tb jmr of his H«e." 

" To tbe memorT of Chulea Jtmldns, who 
denu-tod thii hlc the lltb of Soptombcr. 
1791, agwl 13 jaiirs." 

" BMred to tho momory of Mttrthn EUon 
Jouei, who died the 2.^th of NuTeinber, 
IBiS, agedSOiTun." 

" Sitcreil bo the memar; of Richard Jodim, 
who ttied the_ 16th of FcbniUT, 1S61. 

Also Caroline, wife of the above, who died 
the 4th of Jane, 1868, aged 79 ;eun." 

" Hera l}-Gth the bodf of William Ltod, 
who ilepHrttxl tki> life the 16th of Octr., 
172S, age.1 69 yeare." 

" In meiaoTT ot Mary Ljon. the wife of 
William Lyon, who departed thii lifo 
February ys 22, lT3ti, aged 66 ywra. 

''To the memoryof William Lyon, Jonior, 
who departed this life Octr., 1761, iu the 
OOtb yc«r ot hi* ago." 

" Saorod to the memory of Jarom Monld, 
who dvpnrled Ihu Ute the IDth of Hay, 
1601, aged 70 yearo." 

" In rnemoi? of Hary ye wife of Kiehola* 
MewbetTT, ot Chawtoa, who dyed 
Jwmary'ye Itl, 1760, aged 60 yeai»." 

" In memory of Mary, the wife of John 
Faintor. who departed thii life Fehy, 
the £)rd, 1757, in the 67th year ot her 

" In memory of R«hert Painter, who de- 
purled thia lite June the 11th, 175S,aged 

68 yean." 

' In memory of John Painter, whoilqiarted 
[his life May the 20th, 1789, ag«d 65 

' To the memory of Mar;, the wife of JobD 
Painter ; who departed thu life 8«ptr. 
21«t, 1793, atvil 65 yeora." 

' In mcmon' of John Painter, who d^iortsd 
thia life Jane 22iid, 1797, aged 68 yeara." 

' In memory of Ana, the wife ot John 
Painter, who depnrted thia Ufe the 3tth 
of July 1S17, aged 86 yaari." 

"Sacred to the memory of John Prakett, 
who departel thii life the 10th of 
Angnat. 1827, aged 66 years, and ot 
Boclun Pariah 30 jealB. 

wife of William 1 , 

thia life the lat of Harah, 1632, aged 68 

_ What mote csb worila expreaa 
'w mind. 

•orrth the mind. 

Audi]) . 

Bba mcBt withed (or here." 

' Sacr«d to the memory ot William Tribe, 
who departed thii life the II th of Septem- 
ber, 1813, aged 82 yean." 

1726, aged 73 yenra." 

'In memory of Eliiabetfa Wheeler; who 
depa^iod thi* life June the 2nd. 1787, 
aged 51 yenn. 

■' Mr huaband dear— nijilile bpaat— 
So lone to ym. my luni did IMI J 

" To the memory ot Harriot Wontold, 
who departed thia hfe the 11th of 
Noiember, 1833, aged 33 yean. Alao of 
Ifapy Wonfold, aistor to the above t who 
dniarted Oia me the 6tb ot Jaonary, 
1870, aged 7* jeara." 


1. The Burrell AfantueripU. 

Ah the HnsMX Archieologicftl Soci«tf htw, I traet, now been estobltalMj 
■uBicientl; long to b«fe *eciir<>l]r rooted iteetf in SoBsex soil, so tlutt it 
aeed no longer fear falling to the groaud for wont of pocnruarr or atber 
■opport, or tbe iasae of it* annnal Toliime be «iD<Iargnrrd far nmat at 
iniportant and intereeting local srcliKOlogical matters to write npati. Mid 
mull of zeal and abilitj to t«ke tbem iip, it maj tie luefiit ti> consider for 
ft moment wbat bad been done in the county prerioas to th? iotnxlitetMMi 
of our Societj, hj the ind«<fatigable exertions of tbose wbo bsTe tmrellad 
the name road before db, and whose laboucB in tbe same field of aatiqauiu 
research must be the pole-star of onr i^lucidatioiiB. 

Far at the hrud of nil tb<<Re must stand tb(^ dUtingnisbed and lioDonrad 
namu of Sir William Bnrrcll, Bart,, tbe result of whoee labonrs are boond 
up in fifttton folio volumes of manuscript. These, at bis death, he bo- 
quoatbod to the British MuHeum ; aud diriicte In hia will that bis own 
family and their descendants, and the public guatrallv, »liall have acAMS 
to them at all reaaonable hours, for the purpose of reading and inapectiog 

Before 8ir William Curri'll look up tlie cause of Sussex Archieologf, 
Camdon wns the only county bint'-riBn of any note; and tbe outline 
which bo bus given ns of it in his gruat work, called " Brilonnia," is, M 
fef y it gO»»t Tei y correct, mill, it is a mere outline; a, history of tbe 
' ' ' '« called. And the same historian, finding tbat 

rdom vviv much B|iprecinled, cousiil«raUr 
d Sussex wns forlnuato nuDU^'h to tikrtA 
Vit was but littlti that was added Ut 



it. Sassex continned to occupy an inconsiderable part only of bis great 
and laborious topograpbical work. The Rey. Thomas Coxe was the first 
to publish separately, in a quarto volume, in the year 1780, the part of 
Camden's " Britannia" which gives the history of this county. 

This, then, was the origin of Sir William Burrell's collection. It 
began with manuscript and other notes to Goxe's work. And this led 
him on to make extracts from Court Rolls and transcripts of deeds ; from 
this he entered on the history of county families, <&c., <&c., until at his 
death, in 1796, the result of his labours, classified and arranged, occu- 
pied, as I have already said, fifteen folio volumes of notes, and eight 
larger folio volumes of drawings of ancient buildings, as they appeared 
in his day. 

The main object, then, of this note is, to facilitate the reference to Sir 
William Burrell's labours, as they are contained in these volumes, by 
pointing out to the members of our Society the contents of each volume, 
so as that they may at once know how readily to find anything to which 
they may particularly wish to refer. And this I shall do, by giving an 
easy reference to them, as they stand in the Catalogue of the Library of 
the British Museum. In folio, then, 

5,679^) will be found to have reference to the archaeology of) tt x- 
5,680/ the Rape of jUastmgs. 

. Peveusey. 





In volumes — 

to 1 3^^'^^^ P^d^^^^^'^ are given, with arms, for the most part, em- 
5,696) ^^^'>^^' 

5' 698 i ^0^^™^^^^^ Inscriptions are given, with many Drawings, and an 
5699 J Alphabetical Index to each volume. 

5,700 Copies of Ancient Tenures are given. 
Contains papers relating to the county. 
Extracts from the Public Records. 



Give Sussex Collectanea. 

Contains a Catalogue by Dr. Ducarel of the Lambeth MSB. 

referring to Sussex. 
Is Coxe's << History of Sussex,** with Marginal Notes. 
Is a large volume of Sussex Pedigrees. 


Of Drawings of Buildings in the coanty, there are, in atlas folio, eight 
volnmes. Volume — 

5.670 Contains Drawings relating to the Rape of . . Hastings. 

5.671 do. do. • . Perensey. 

5.672 do. do. • . Lewes. 

5.673 do. do. . . Bramber. 

5.674 do. do. . . Arundel. 

5.675 do. do. • . Chichester. 

5.676 do. do. . . Hastings. 

5,678 Contains Miscellaneous Information. 

2. The Hayley and Petyt Collections. 

Besides these materials relating to the history of the county, for which 
we are indebted to Sir William Burrell, Bart., two other collections in 
manuscript have been made; the first by Mr. Hayley, the Rector of 
Brightling, near Battle, and are contained in two yolumes, folio size, 
which he entitles '' Notitia Sussexiensis ; sire Sussexia Antiqua etNoya; 
to wit, an Account, Chorographical, Genealogical, and Historical, of the 
County of Sussex, collected from Records, Charters, &c., &c." These 
were purchased, after his death, by John Fuller, Esq., of Rose Hill. The 
second are abstracts from the Rolls, preserved in the Tower of London, 
referring to lands in Sussex. They were made by William Petyt, Esq., 
at the time he was the Keeper of these Records, who died in 1705, and 
was bound up in five volumes 4to. As he was a member of the Inner 
Temple, he bequeathed them, at his death, to the library of that establish- 
ment. These yolumes are frequently referred to both by Mr. Hayley and 
Sir William Burrell. From them Mr. Hayley has made copious extracts, 
referring principally to Eastern Sussex. 

E. T. 

8. Withf/ham Monumental Slab, 

In a recent visit to the ruins of Wolvesey, near Winchester, once the 
palace of the Bishops of that diocese, my attention was directed to an 
object which, at a distance, was conjectured by a companion to be a large 
tea tray, cast forth as rubbish ; but which, upon nearer examination, I 
was greatly surprised to find was an iron monumental plate. On a fine 
slab of this metal was the following inscription, as plainly legible now as 
it was when it was first issued from the furnace . — 

Anno Domini 1582, 
The 27th Day' of 
February, dyed 
Bicharde Qraye, 
Parson of 


^^Tn former Volumes of the " finssex Archfeolog^cal Collections," 
freqpent allusions arc mnde to the monuinental slabs of Susses iron in 
our churches, particularljr in the EUiiteni division of the county ; and u 
there were iron works at Withyham this slab was probahlj cast there. 
From tliehiatorj of the parish a clue may perhaps he gaiued as to why 
a sepulchral monument of tliis weighty kind, to the memory of Richard 
Grey, should have been removed into the county of Hants. As, how- 
ever, it is now abandoned, might it not fittingly ha removed, and added 
to the Society's Collection at Lcwea Ciistle, or be again restorod to Withy- 
hsm 7 Meanwhile, there is little likelihood of its being furtively carried 
off by the bodily efforts of any individual, since, by the strennous exer- 
tions of myself and two others, it was with difficulty raised from tha 
recumbent position in which we fonnd it. 

F. Arnold. 

[Mr. Arnold's note reminds me that more than fifty years ago I was 
Bolicited, while visiting a relative at Sompting, near Worthing, to go 
down to the curiosity shop of a general dealer, resident in the village, 
tu see an old iron plate, which he hod purchased at some sale in tha 
neighbourhood; and upon my doing so, he showed me a similar monu- 
mental plate to the one Mr. Aniold found among tlie ruins of Wclveeey, 
The inscription was in all respects precisely the same. It is not at all 
likely that it should be the same slab, still the two must have been cast 
in the same mould ; and we have ample evidence t.o show, that these 
plates were used in houses as chimney backs, as well as in churches as 
monumental slabs. 

Its great weight prevents the Committee from attempting to bring 
back this slab into Sussex, which they would otherwise have had plea- 
sure in doing. 

Tna Editor.] 

4. MamiftKture of Saltpetre in Susiex. 

In the Burrcll Manuscripts — 5698, p. 41, " Sele vide BeJiag" — it is 
stated that Walter, the son of Ino Boxhill, was baptised at Sele, June 22nd, 
1578. There is also there given an interesting note lelnting to a family 
named BackshcJls (BoxallaJ, residing at one time at Pulborough, but 
who afterwards removed to Sele, and who aro mentioned by Mr. Morgan, 
the curate of that parish, in September, 177^ [7 Sele or Pulborongh], as 
called on a waste loaf of the parish register, of the date of about tha 
year 1621, " The Saltpetre Men." It stotes that they went from theme 
— that is, from Pulborough — about St. Andrew's tide, 1B21. Tlio 
manuscript suggests that as a part of the glebe is called " Tlie Saltcroft" 
some evidence might, perhaps, if a judicinua search were made, he dis- 
covered in the way of remains of the exact whereabouts of this manu- 
factoty, and of the way in which their operatiouE were carried on. 

Can any Meniber of the Society, or general reader of our volume, 
direct me to any other record of, or reference to, the manufacture of 
saltpetre in Sussex 7 From what source and in what way is saltpelra 
obtained ? Its name would aeem to imply that it is rocksalt. 




fin reply to Mr. Ererehed's conclndiiig queries, I would obs»rr» Unt 
Baltpctre iH not rocksalt, but what is uon more usually called nitro; a 
salt, that is, which is crjsUline, pellucid, and of a somewhat grejrsh 
vh!te colour. Its tast^ ie acrid or bitterish ; and when laid on the 
tongnu it iwpftrta a peculiar Bonsation of coldness to it. And thongh it 
yields by means of fire an add spirit, which is ci^ble of diasolying almott 
anything, yet, in it« crude state, it manifests no sign of contaiiiuig an 
acid. It is one of the salts which are naturally, bat imperct^ptibly, 
blended with particles of earth, stone, and fossil substances, as particles 
of metal are blended with their ores. It is, however, Bometiiues met 
with in its pure state, either on its ores or on the surface of old nails. 
It then assumes the form of efflorescence ; and these eCdorescencea, whirii 
dissolved in water properly prepared, shoot out into regular wid proper 
crystals. Such then is saltpetre or nitre. 

With regard to the source from whence it is derived, although Sir 
William Burrell's note would seem to imply that saltpetre was uado at 
Polborough or Beding, or perhaps both places, two csnturii-s ago, mtre 
ia not, I believe, now made in this country ; but is imported fruiu Persia 
and the East Indies, where it eusts in combination with a yellowish kind 
of marl, which is found in the bare cliffs, and on the sides of the rocky 
liills, which are most exposed to the northern and eastern winds, snd in 
no other situation, the winds blowing from these two quarters <itriiig found 
to be more fully charged with nitreous particles than any othttr. And 
hence the poet Gay, in speaking of the winter season, eajs : — 

" Whone nitr; wiod 

Shatl cruBt tbe flabby mire, and k<iDiiels bind." 
In France nitre is made from oM mortar and plaster ; from anytliing, in 
short, into the composition of which lime L-nlers. So says Hill in his 
history of fossils ; and he thinks that nitr6, sufQi'ient for its consumption, 
might easily be mauufaeturvd in this country. It may he worthy uf note 
that the nitre of the ancients was very different from the article of oom- 
meree now in use amongst as. 

At the lime the sea flowed up to Brambcr Bridge, there wore manf 
pans for the manufacture of salt under the walls of Bramher Castle, be- 
longing to the Priory of St. Piincras, Lewes, which would be very cloee 
to " Sele alias Beding." Might not the Baltcroft then take its nuufi 
from these 7 

The Editor.] 

5. Koman Roads and Roman Remaim m Sueaer. 

I Bgaiti repent, that 1 shall bo tliankfnl for information respecting RotDtn 
Bonds and lioman Remains lu this county, being anxious, if I ton me«t 
with Eufficirtit assistance and encourBgement, to compile a map, and pT*> 
pare a memoir of Sussex tmder the Itoman usurjiatiou, slid willi speda] 
reference to the Bomouo-Britisb snliquities in and about Ea&tljoiima. 
Samuel Evkiisubd. 

[As this is the second appeal Mi. Everttbed hmi made to us for aid iii' 
elncidating the history of Sussex, under the Romnn era, the returns to 
the first being ni', the Editor, who intends to make over to bim ffhnt in- 


formation Tie has from tinio to time collected in furtherance of the same 
object, begH to cxpreea a hope that tht§, liJa renewed appt^al, maj bu moru 
corilially and generously responded to tbau his former unu. The Bdilor 
knows Mr. E^orshed well, and believes hira to be foily qualified for the 
accomplishmenl of the task be has undertaken. He cannot, however, he 
expected to gi?a ap the whole of his time to it, nor is his position in life 
such ns tojuetily his incurring anj great expense in the matter. By 
rendering hira, then, such help as we have it in our power to give, with- 
out taxing ourselves very severely, we shall be enabling him to commenco 
the first volnme of the tbinl series of our collections — the volume that 
is for the year 1874 — with what we greatly need, but which we must, I 
fear, otherwisu Jo without, namely, the History of 


6. Another Letter of Lord Qoring. 
I am indebted to F. C. Brooke, Esq., of Ufford, near Woodbridgo, in 
Suffolk, for another letter from Lord Goring to Prince Rupert, written 
from Okehampton, September dth, 1644. (For letter one, sec volume 
xxii., p. 222, note 3.) The two sanguinary battles of Marstou Moor hod 
taken place in the July preceding, in which this Prince and the Royal 
Army under his command had been defeated. But in the south the 
King's forces bad been more snccessful ; the result of Ibe battle of 
Cropedy Bridge being the overpoTtering and disarming of Lord Eijscx'b 
furces. The date of the letter will show that Lord Goring was, at tlie 
time it was written, with the Royalist Army in the south. It ia as 
follows: — 
" 8i8, 

" I am RXtreamly happy to hcare thatyonr High' iasoneara | 
UB ; by whicbe I am assured that his M'* good snccesse agaynst E)se 
will be improved very fust. I bare bcene in pnrsnite of some of tlieyr 
horse ; but onr's are so tyred and disorderly that I fear they will get out 
of our reach before wee get tip our stragglers. I long passionately to wayte 
upon y' Higbiies, and if wee can get the rest for our horses, which wee 
soe much need for a fow dayes, I shall hegg;e your leave to wayte upon 
you. I am very glad the horse are commtng y' H* scut for. Fur opon 
this consternation tboy are in wee may come nearer theyr ncast;' and 
they doe not feula a wonndc soe faro off as the north. I would to God 
y' Hig' wnre at Court ; for your prvsencc will wipe a way all difficultyca 
that may appenre in y' absence. 1 have double reason to wish it; not 
onely for the publick good, but for your own satisfaction ; which shall 
ever bo most possionatelv etudiud and desired by 
Your' Uigl,n«.-i 

most humble, faythful, and 

most obedient Servant, 

Obosoe GoHtso." 
" Thursday, the Sth 

of Septumlit-r, Okeharajiton." 
■ Nout — not. Tbo pKwnl Suffoll: jiroDDiiDlation of this word is lli« »aie a 



[Tbia letter 

[And docketed] 

^^^■This letter ia not sealed with the Goring Arms, namely — Argenti 
' Chevron between three annulets, gnles ; but with 3 Bull's ' ' 

1, gnnnoonted by a Coronet; the eeal posaibly of one of his compai: 

m anus. 

Tub Editob. 

9 addressed at the back] 

" For his Higlines, 

Prince Rnpert." 
" Lord Goring, 

after pnreuite of Essex. 

Sept. 5th." 

I ma 

7. Wfitbnurne. 


T shall be obliged by your correcting, in volume xxiii., a few errata ini 
which I have fallen in my acconnt of this parish in volume xxii, 

I find I have been gnilty of a mis-statement in the note on volume xxii., 
p, 213, respecting the use of the pancbal candle. The candle so called is 
not burned in the Church during the latter jiortion of Passion Week, 
but is lighted on Easter Eve, tind is burned at all Bolama Functions 
until Ascension Day, when it is extinguished immediately after the read- 
ing of the gospel. I sow it extinguished last year on Ascension Day in 
Tours Cathedral, and thus acquired this information. 

There is also another piece of information at p. 85, of the ssmevoluiuet 
which I think cannot be given just as I stated it. I do not recollect say- 
ing in my paper, that a large Paten and Chalice were the gift of an 
Incumbent named Eusebius Cornwall, during the time he was Vicar. 
'Tis true his name and the Churchwardens are upon them, and this 
would seem to tiear out the assertion that he gave thi'ni. But this could 
not have been the case. He never had it in his power to make suob .1 
present to the Church. I have heard it stated, by those who knew I 
and his pecuniary circumstances, that this Chalice and Paten were m«ni 
the resnlt of the melting pot applied to Plate already belonging to tl 
Church; and that the names of himself and the Churchwardens I 
upon it was only intended to shew that the renovation took place in 


[The Editor has much pleasure in rectifying this misconception, wM 
doubtless arose, as Mr. Sperling has suggested, from Mr. Cornwall's D 
warilea'a alone being on this Church Plate.] 

8. TI''ou;7/iton, juxta Letoes. 

In the Valor Ecclesiasticus of the 3(>th of Henry TITT., the sum I 
of the Assize Rents with which the Priory of Tnrtington- "' 
was endowed, is stated to have been £T 1 Cs. Dil 
mentioned as cuutrilutiug its qaota of rov' 
juxta l^u'eg. As, with a fair acqnaiii' 


bonrbood, I un ignorant of any place called bj tliis name now, nor baie 
I, in uijr antiquarian researches, ever met with the name before, I shall 
be obliged to any member of onr Society, who may be acqnainteil with it, 
for any information be can give tending to assist me in identifying its 
locality. In the litit of contributing places it stands as follows : — 
" Worthing, Heene, Hampton, WoagfUon, jiixta Lewea, Ichenor, ft aliii 
in the Manwode," &c. 

Thb Editob- 

9. " Stone Zmplfmenle in SotUh Africa." 

Having had an opportoiiity of perusing a nnmber of the " Cspe 
Monthly Magazine," published at Cape Town (Oct., 1870), and edited 
by Professor Noble, I found an illnstration of an Article on " 8tone Im- 
plementa in South Africa," which presented to view specimens of 
spear heads, arrowheails, knife or saw, and various " flakes," all of a 
diaracter precisely similar to those discovered frequently among ourselves, 
and fignred in onr own Collections, and also in the Archeolo^a, and 
several other Arc biological publications. The Implements are found 
mostly on the " Gape Flats," on the margin of the great vley>. No tx~ 
CBvations seem to have been maile, but they become visible through 
denudation of surface soil by S.E. snmmer winds, or wash of winter 
floods. "Cores," also, from which "flakes" have been chipped, are 
nuinerons, and many of the specimens exhibit signs of considerable 
dexterity in the chipping process. Other localities beside those above 
named present specimens, bnt they are not equal in workmanship to those 
of tho " Cape Flats," though a similarity of typo generally prevails. 
They seem to be for the most part imbedded in surface clay, from which 
the drift sand has been blown or washed off. 

The record of these discoveries of " Stone Implements in South 
Africa" is, of course, in many ways, suggestive; and I must confess that 
the temptation is great, inciting one to a disquisition of wide extent. I 
content tnyeelf, however, by making a " Note" of these discoveries, of 
which, probably, we moy heor more in future. 

W. DK St. Croik. 

Glynde, April, 1871. 

10. Suase^ Tohrna of the ITih Ctntarif. 

An amended list of these tokens is being prepared for publication io 
onr next volume. 

In order that this list may be as perfect as possible, information of any 
collections of such tokens, or accurate description of any particnlar token, 
is requested to be sent to the care of the Rev, Ed. B. Ellman, Berwick 
Rectory, Lewes. 

11, Si. Pancrai Priory, Lewei. 

Daring the month of May, just past, a discovery was accidentally made 

of n mbterraneouB chamber and passages among the Ruins of the above 

Frioiy. While one of the men employed by the tenant of the field, in 


which these nuns ire situated, was engh^ed !□ rolling it, the ^roaadga¥S 
irft; uiiilcr the pressurt! of una of tbc ftwt of the horse driiniiig llie roller, 
snd diecloscO to view a portion of tho crown of an aroh. Cariositj, and 
a desire for furtlier irirestigatioii, which is ita natural rvsutt, havitig been 
awoki^ned, an opening was made eufEcleutlj large t<> admit the bodj' of a 
man ; and upon a descent into it being tbus elTected, the arch vraa ilis- 
covxred to bo the roof of a chamber, measnring 12 feet bj 8, and its 
height rather more than G feet. At the west end of the chamber ■ 
passage was found, 4 feet 10 inches in width, and running in a westerly 
direction for a distance of about 30 feet, to a point where the passage 
arah is strengthed by three stone ribs, placed at an interval of a foot from 
each other. The passage then contmues in a direction west by south for 
a distance of S2 feet, where it terminates abruptly, and baa apparently 
been filled up. Here a shaft has been made, so that tlie light of day 
may be regained, after travelling under ground for about 25 yards. Prom 
the east end of this chamber another passage runs for a distance of about 
8 feet only. Here it has probably been obetmcted by an aucnmolation of 
mbbish, occasioned by the breaking ia of the arch. Both the chamber 
and its two passages are roughly paved witb blocks of chalk; but owing 
to a considerable quantity of rain-water baring, st different times, found 
its way into it, a closer inspection of the pavement is rendered impossible. 
In the western passage there is a fall of a foot, from west to east, in the 
pavement. The stone, and other materials used in their construction, 
are similar to those to be found in other parta of the Priory Ruina. 
Ubouialp Blakbr. 
Lewee, Jane 2nd, 1871. 

[When the surface soil was broken through, as reported in the abore 
note, Mrs. Blaker, the owner of the Priory Grounds, inrited me to inspect 
the place, and then kindly caused the cavity to be widened so as to admit 
of exploration. Mr. Reginald Blaker, with others, entered the sub- 
terranean chamber, and passed through the a<liacent passages, and at 
my request kindly furnished us with the result of his exploration. When 
the interior was lighted up by Mr. Blaker, I could observe, as I stood at 
the aperture, that the masonry was very solid, and thu arches semicircular 
and well turned. In the plan of the Priory given in vol. iii., oppaett« la 
p. 185, there is a sp)t figured by two parallel lines and markeil "drain." 
The spot thus marked on the plan does not with perfect accuracy coincide 
with the position or direction of this passage now explored, but it attll 
may serve to show approximately the poeition of the passage, the Eaalem 
teimination of which is near to the block of ruiu marked in the plan, and 
pointed lo by the lines marked " drain" in the plan, but Uie direction of 
tlie passage is nearly parallel with the line of the Ruins E. and W. 
marked " Htream." The plan drawn in 1845, by Mr. J. L. Paraona, a 
member of our Committee, is far more accurate in details titan tha 
plan of vol. iii,, but even that plan does not place correctly the pagsago 
now discovered. The larger portion of the passage, or "C/iam4*r," 
as Ur. R, Blaker styles it, is not consistent with the notion of a drain ; 
and. also, as the passages are suihciontly high to admit a man of 
RVerage height, and are in fact vi^ry similar to the paseage leading ts 


ths " Liotern" on the north side of the Railway cutting, it would 
eeoiu that the passages and chamber were constructed for a purposa 
similar to that for which the Laotoni was designed. 

June 5, 1871. 

12. Leaifen Coffin fumul at Wellinglun 

. Sec] 

Mr. I)uden<?y, of Milton House, Lewes, informed me that he wsb in 
posBOBsion of the leadcu coffin which has hoen discorered at WcUingham, 
and that ho desired to present the same to the Society, Ou behalf of the 
Comiiuttce, I accepted this contribution to the Museum, and at the same 
time requested Mr. Dudeney to Bupply me with a. ■' note" upon the " find," 
which is hereto annexed. 

W, DE St. Croix, Hon. Sec 

In the early part of March, 1871, as the operation of draining a field, 
on the Estate of R, P. Hickman, Esq., at Wcllinghara, near Uiiigini'r, 
was being carried ou, the workmen stracli npon a hard sub^nsnce, at 
about 4ft. from the surface of the ground, and aoon turned up portions 
of what, after a time, was found to be a very large and heavy lend coffin. 
The attention of Mr. Baldwin, the bailiff of the farm, was called to the 
spot ; and ho appears to have used every care, under the circumstances, 
which were by no means favourable, to preserve the coffin entire ; but, 
owing to the great amount of decomposition which the metal had under- 
gone, it was found quite impossible to raise it entire; small portions only 
being raised, with the exception of two pieces, one being the Head part of 
what was the lid, and the other the Head part of the bottom. The length 
of the coffin, as ne&r as could be ascertained, was 6ft. lOin. The width at 
the head, 2ft. 2in, The width at the foot could he only approximately 
ascertained, owing to the extremely decayed state of the lead. The depth 
was from abont 17 to 19 inches. 

The coffin is of great substance, hut very uneven in its thickness. 
This may be partly from the original imperfection of the casting of the 
sheet 1 but the great cause of nnevcnness appears to arise from the oxidi- 
zation the lead has undergone during its long interment. The general 
thickness was fully } of an inch. But in many parts it is quite -^ of aa 
inch. The weight, as your custodian can affirm, must have been very 
great, as each of the large pieces mentioned required two men to lift it 
on to the Castle green, where this ancient relic has found a very appro- 
priate lodgment by the eide of llie Burpham Canoe. 

The coffin appears to have been formed of two pieces; the piece form- 
ing the bottom being very much larger than the top. It was, therefore, 
bent up to form the sides. The head and the foot appear lo have 
been cut at the angles, and then frjided together, and secured by leaden 
riveU, some of which are distinct, Uuiir heads being loEcnge sliaped. 

When first discovered, the lid had been forced very close to the bottom, 
and the plalos were not more than two or throe inches apart ; the in- 
terval being filled with what had been perhaps a wooden coffin, mixed 
with the usual couteuls of aucienl coffins, Small pieces of bone 


were very apparent. The wood was so mach decayed as to render it 
quite impossible to identify its kind. 

I feel utterly at a loss to account for the presence of the coffin in 
loco, I can only surmise that perhaps Wellingham had a small Reli- 
gious House in connection with the College of Mailing, and this field 
may have been a burial place for the locality. The surrounding soil 
contains a large quantity of small fragments of bone clearly turned up 
to the surface in agricultural operations. 

I may just mention that a gold ring was found in this field some few 
years ago, and it is, I belieye, now in the possession of R. P. Rickman, 
Esq., to whose kindness I am indebted for the opportunity of offering 
the coffin for your acceptance, and the members of the Bussex Archaeo- 
logical Society generally. 

John Dudbkey. 

N.B. — The field in which the coffin was found is marked on the Map 
of the Estate, Buddies Field. May I suggest that this may have been 
the site of the Dudeney chapel, represented in Hogg^s picturesque views 
of churches 7 I almost hesitate to venture this suggestion, in opposi- 
tion to the opinion of my friend, M. A. Lower, Esq. ; but wiUi the 
original picture given in that work in my hand, and standing as I do 
npon the spot, I find so much to corroborate my opinion, that I could 
not resist the opportunity of declaring it. 


A!<lermen-pfr«uiisso calliwl. wlio liave 
served lite ulfioe nf ocmiliitjle uillier in 
B Bunnigh or a Huadreil, S33. 

Arcbuw1ogi«al MinOBllMiieB: — Ujr the 
KditoT, 200. Bonue'B cnnolunion of 
bb Gpislleto Hutniciui applied to tbe 
duties of AreheBoloirislf, 2W. Quoln- 
Uun ttom "The Excurtion " of I he 
l\>ot Wordsworth, dewning u( our 
notice, £00. HiMory of amftll thjnga 
ae well ax grekl, ooceiitoble to the 
Editor, KOI. HlBKirynrMr.HaseMen, 
in A letter from Dr. Uloiun to the 
Editor, mi-a. Copy of liiHcriplioa on 
hi> tomli, 302. On tb« Fouiidrea» of 
the Prior;' of Tortingtoii In letter* to 
the Editor, from Hr.Mwlliiud, uf SUiyn- 
iag, and Mr, Bimd, of Tineham, S03 
to 207. OiMientl Daviea, of Dancbunil, 
OD Aahdown ForcM, being the iite of 
tha battle lietween Edmond Irooiidet 
and the Danes, in the year 101(1, SOT 
to ZOe. On a medallion found by Mr. 
Thoinas Honeywood, of Horiluun, 
during the progresa of the drainnge 
norlisin that towii, 210-11. Onanti 
quitiM rumoured to have been tound 
at HIindoo House, 211-313. Wall- 
paintiogs diraovered in tlio churoliM 
of All Saints, Hastings, aaU at Hva- 
ttetd, S13-I3. On » bnw box found 
at Hastinga, containing (nrtbinss of 
tb« reign of Charlea I., SIS. On a 
part of ihe Ironnork used In gibbeting 
■ man. dug up in a garden nt Playden, 
near Kye, and on the gibbeting of two 
men, named Drewlt, at North Boath, 
near Btiriburat, ^14-lS A smuggler, 
named Carter, hung in diaina near 
Uake^ on ths road from London to 
forlsnouth, 3IS-IS. Notice of a Saion 
Golo of Alfred, of a new type, found at 
Chiobeater, deferred, 21G. 

Arundel, the Karls of— "the Wyght 
HunuHi," their wall linown bodge. 6, 


Itattlelt. Ur, of Darnnl, found CharlM 
IL'j nBTTBtive of hise*cups to Franoe, 
in Uie secret drawer of an old QounUr 
cabinet, which befaad purohawd, 8. 

Battle Abbey, Cells ol— by Ibe Boy . Bdw. 
Turner, ISS; Cells of the Priory of 
BreODD, in Wales ; and of St. Niohobui 
in Exeter, 1!S. The Priory of Breoon, 
^tuated just without the wall of Bieok- 
nocli Castle, 123. He fbonder and 
endower of this Priory, Bumard Naw- 
marah, a Norman Baron, 133. Bis 
Beuediotinu monks supported in it, 
]2a. DniicHled to St. John, 199, 
William de Braose its principal Uine- 
factor, is:). Uvre ho beguMtiied hi* 
bwly to Ims buried, 1S3. His reasona 
Btnt«dfordoing!o, IS8, To tlits Prior* 
Henry tl. granted oonsiderablo privl- 
l<gca ami cxemptiona, 1 'iS. Ko Kegii- 
ter of this I riory remaining, 134. 
Imprcaslon of its seal to be found in 
the Chapter House, Westminster, I2t. 
Tanner's statement with nrgard to ita 
ancient register, 124. Value of ita 
posicseions, lai. The Priors of Breeon 
enmmoned to the oleclious of Ablrala 
of Battle, 124. A low, oircnlar archi 
the only remaining vestige of the 
Priory buildinfCB. 124 The-Churoh of 
Kl.Juhn, the Priory Church, 124. T)ie 
north part of the cross alsU at the 
western end, called "the Chapel of tbo 
Ucu of Batllc," i^- A ParoebisI 
Olatrict near Brecon, formerly a ham- 
let o( St. John, 125. »t. Kicboloa, 
Bletcr, another cell to Battle Abbey, 
I2S. This Priory, founded by the 
AblKif, to whom the Conriui-ror gars 
tlie Chapel of t^t Ulave in thia cl^, 
135. King John alK) a beoelactor u> 
It, 125. Manor of St Nioholas sold 
by Henry VIII.. in 1543, 128. Tl.e 
extent of tbii Manor. 125. In 164S 
this cell sold to the C(>r|>oraliou of 

2 I 


Suteroent of itn ycarlj i 

Cr;i>t in Miat-luic, the mott renisrk- 

■bls (i( its reinaiiu, 12i>. Itu arches, 

Saxon and mBaBire, 1S5. Crypt now 

nted as a kitchen to a private house, 

125, The Priory destroyed by the 
CorporalloD, btiiI the materiale used in 
repairingthecity wall, 12G. ^ Komisfa 
chapel and Dr. Oliver'^ bouse Btand 
on a part of the aite, 135. Ori);in 
of tbU cell, according to the "ModoB' 
ticon Anglicanuni," 1S5. Cell huilt 
at the expenee of the Susitex Abbey, 
1S5. The religiouB of the church at 
Coll umplon removed toil. IS5. Accord- 
irig to Tanner it was originally built 
(or six monks, 135. Charlera of tliis 
cell a» given in the "Mnuastioon Anglf- 
OHDum." ISC. TbiH cell Dr. Oliver 
thinks the oldest in the dioceM of 
Exeter, 126. Bens ract«re to it h» stated 
in Uie Corporation Archives, 12<i. 
Leger book of the Priory, in the poi. 
»e«U0D of Sir Thomas Phillipe, Bart., 

126. Convent Seals and their legcndH. 
1S& A mnnuscript called Hokcr's. 
aDdltBconlenla, 127. The Poor Man'B 
Parlour, and ElBhogpttalitieaandgifls, 

Bell-ringing— lines in All Snlnls church, 
on the melody of; and rules for good 
conduct in the belfry, 19T. 

Biehop'H Hnret Manor — Bishop's Place 
in Albuume. £11. 

Bowoliel Tracts give Charles ll.'s own 
narrative of bis vIoiBitiludea. S. They 
also describe the king bb di>^i«ing 
bimtelf in "a short juppn ot sad 
coloured cloth," ID. 

BourvobiBl, John, ■ Cistertian monk, 
sent to this country by Hari^ret II., 
reigning Countess of Flanders, to re- 
ceive a compensation for Ibo plundered 
ahipa of her merchants, 30. 

Bramblelye, in East Oriostcad, the resi- 
dence of Sir Eenty Comploo, 26H, 

Brasses hi Sussex Churches, by the Rev. 
Edwd. Turner, 128. What was done 
by Dtngley from marble, about the 
year 1S84, the author proposes Ut do 
from bnw«, 139 Many benutifu] 
Bpcoimena of Monumental Brasses 
in (rUBrcs cbuTfibw, 13SI, Instances 
alluded to, izy. Of the best, some 
eofcravcd by Boutel. others by Dalla- 
yiay and Cnrtwrigb^ 139. Miiny due- 
troycd, unrtlculnrly in ealhedmhi, 130. 
Tbeseolunoaof some Guuex cburobcs 

a nteane ot mtIdk oOmtb. 190. lUl 
kind of moDuinenI prevalent during 
tbeI6thand1Sthc«Mturies,131. Bub< 
bingsofaftrvr intbe Society's Utiseuin 
in Lewos Cftstli!, 1S1. In giving an 
account of wbat remain, ua alphMieti- 
cal list iif the charebes in nbich Uicy 
are to be found given, 131. Tbeircx- 
emplification of costamee, male and 
female, very Interestuig, 131. Amber- 
ley. Waolele John, ISl. Angmning, 
Baker Ellen, 132. Ardingty, Wake- 
burst Richard, and Etlxabeth big iiite, 
133. Culpt^r Gicbard, and Uargaret 
his irife, 1 33. Culp^ier NioholaB,Biid 
Eliaabetb his wife, 133-4. Culptper 
ElicBbcth. wife of Edward, 134. Ottl- 
pcper Elixabetli, daughter of Sir 
WilliDm. IS4. Arundel. Maltmrcra 
Lord, 184. While, Dr. William, l»S. 
Erthnm. Sir Adam, 1%;. Sdnon 
Thomas, and Agnes hiA wife. 185, 
Threle John, 13S. Warde Itobsrt, 
186. Uundy John, 186. Blund^ 
Espcranoe, 136. Buker John, 136. 
Battli;, Withtnfs Jubu. 136. Acre, 
Robert. 136. A KiiightTemp1sT,ii>aiie 
unknunn. i8C, Arnold Williain, 1ST. 
Figure of a man in the north i^sle, 
name uoknavni, 137. TbamasAtfreya^ 
and Eliiabelh bis wife, 137. BillinKa. 
hurst. Bartlet Thomne, nnd EliMibctb 
his wife, 133. Botliam, female tigmp. 
nod part of llio figure of a knlgbt, in 
tlie Hiiutli aisle, name unknown, IB9. 
Urove Thonias, and Chrcktiati hia wi(^ 
IStl. Wxtberden William, 189. Bos< 
grove, Kykeuan John, I3fl. Brcde, 
Uienbridge Bobert, and Anna Ula 
wife, 139. Brightling. Batys John, 
HO. BroodwatOT, Maplelui Jolin, 
141. Corby JuliD, 141. Toooer 
Richard. 142. Burloii, uume unknown, 
probably a Goryng. 14H. Qoryiig Sir 
W'lllistn. Ent., 143. Ooryng. Oaaj, 
and Eliiabetb his wife, HS. Do Im 
Lvnde. Istwife of Sir George Oorjng, 
2nd of Thomas Browne, 1«3. BuxMd, 
Lewei Sir John Dc, HH. Avettol, Sri- 
tellus. 144. Savage Ohritttonher, IM, 
Id the north aisle a priest holding tt 
chalice, name unknown, 144. Slon 
Da Deouicluti, 144, iiiiiitb Thoiopa, 
and Anne bla wife, 144. In lli«*iratk 
aisle, Waniett Jubaunn, vt Joliainni 
uxor ejus, HS. AltwiOl Ji>l>D, uiil 
Ihnbullu hia wife, 119. Tho anwll 
tigures in brass, onr ul n priml and 
tlie otbor uf B knight, nt tiiv tE«!lMy, 
HE. Chiohcittir Cathtdml, Bwl. 
bridge Mr. William, and Aljco 
wife. 1*8. Fatriustoi " 

DnrnOiM hit wlb, 146. Chiadingly, 
Joflumy Joba, and Agnei hU wffe, 
I4T. &Iatriz or a Br>i». with two 
lij^urm, haviug Inbolw irauiag from 
ttii^lraiou[hii,14T. Two other matrioea, 
MS. OlRphMH, fhellej- John, and 
Klituliutb hia wife, US. A reot«Bed 
tomb, with AgurtH, but do DDtue. 
Buppoud to tiu to the mniiory of 
Judge Shdller. U9. Shelley Juhii, itnrl 
Mnrybiswifo, 1*0 SholllB John.imd 
KlinorbU wife. U8. Ihomiw NV-nge, 
HD. Throe loose IfroMm in the ohurob 
chest, two of Ibem to tfao mrmory at 
MiohnlgrovM, via.: — 1. Mlchdi{rovc 
John. 2 Michelgrovc John, junr. S, 
OrlwliU wife of John Curyll, IBU. 
Claytuo, Man Master HichanI, lull. 
WuckI Tbomaa A., ISU. Coombes, 
two brass Ggiires, loose, mala ami 
fumnlo. ISl. Uowfold, Nelond TLouiks, 
PriorofSt. Panoraa>Lswei!, 151, Craw. 
biy, Blast WilliaiD, 152. Cuuktlold, 
Borell Uerald, 162, WyUj Myliwnt, 
sndUycboll Johu, 1G2-H. Butbouroe, 
Uyog Ur. John. IGS. EcbyDghaii), 
Eobyngbnin Wiiliam. wn of Janes, 
tS.1. Kchyngbam Williun. Us. de, add 
Jobanna his wile, let, Bahyngbam 
ThoDMs Us. de, IM. Eabyngham 
Thoiuaa Ds. du, IG4. Kcbyngham 
Eliiabelb, 1G5. Oxen bridge Agno, 
daughlor of Ito1i«rt, IGS. Ewhurst, 
Crysfonl WillUio, ISG, Kindoa. 
Fnncho Gilbert do, 15S. Firlu, Buliiu 
Bartbolotnow, lail. Osku Sir Jubn, 
and Fhlllippa his wUo, 1£T. Ongn Kd- 
wanl, and EllKsbotli Ilia wife, 1ST. Oa^^ 
JohD and EliRaboth and Margarut, 
hU two wives, 1ST. Qage Tbomas, and 
ICIliabetb his wife. I£S. Howard 
Uorj, ilaughlec of William Lord Evle, 
sad wife of Sir Williun Howard, )SH. 
Levist Thotiia«,ander the gallery, 1B8. 
Klvtoliing, DalyDgnlgc^ir Walter, and 
bis wif«. 158-9. Uovot PuMr, Glover, 
IGO, Fruniiold, Uagv Edwartl. aiid 
Margaret bis wife, 169. TritUm, 8el- 
wyti rbomu, and Margery hia wife, 
IGU-fiO. aorj-ng, two flgnres In hraa 
on atal>lc-tombi[itliochi>iioel,inserip- 
tlon (lisle gons, IHO. Bales Daniel, 
gent, 160. Orinstcad East, Kntber- 
Ine, daughter of Lord Scales, who 
married Ist Sir Tliomas Urey. and 2nd 
Kiobnnl Lewknor.ot Bruublotyc, 161. 
Oriustvad West, rhl11ii>pa, wtfa of 
John Hnlsbani, ICI, H slob am. Hug b, 
and Jocwohis wifv, liU. Ravenerort 
Bobcrt, Bad JobanoA hia wife, iu the 
Wardcbaneel, Ib2. HsrtliBld, mntriiwe 
only, mi. HMtitig*(St. Clomcut's), 

K. 331 

Barley John, 163-3. Weekes Thomas, 
163. Pierse Thomas, Esq.. 103. 
Heathfield, HeatbUeld, LokI Ocorge 
Augustus Eliot, Baron of OlbralUr, 
lih). Henlield, Bysaho[)p Thomna, 
Es<| , 1611. Kenwetlmerahe Mrs. Anna, 
and Meneleb her grandchild, IIA. 
UiMie, Uollycr Rlohard, and Margntet 
and AJiu,bis twowivea, IU4. Aorauoli 
Thomas, and Elizabeth his wife, 105. 
ItorsliBm, Fays itiobard, and Eliaa- 
both bis wits, 1(16. UoTBted Parrs, 
au ancient gravestone, with a bntss 
cross upon it, 1115. UoughloD, Obeyne 
ToomnA, arm., and Anna bis wife, IQS. 
Uerstmonceiu, fdenles William. Cbe- 
valer, itia. loklesham. Xbeobnld 
George, 1G6. Iden, Seller Walter, 
liiT. isAdd, Sburley Mr.Jobo, Esq., 
lt!T. tiburler Edward, Esq., and 
Esq.andADnehlBwife, lUT. Jeving- 
ton, Markwyeke Tiurnuu, Markwy^Q 
William, and Markwyobe Elisabeth, 
the wifu of John, 166. Lavant, Lud 
do Uildebi, IDH. Uattbew Thomas 
and Jobanne his wife, 168. Lewe« 
(ttt. Miobaol), Bradford John. 1S8, 
OeWareno, IflD. LindSeld, Cballener 
Kiobatd, IGy. Slab, tbe brasses of 
which ore gone, }e9. Muodbam N., 
Bowjer, Thomas and Jobaa bis wife, 
169. Cassey George. 169 Bowyer. 
Thomu, son of tbe above Thomas, 
169. Nlnfield, Anno, daughter of 
John Bowyor, 17(1. Clerbe Ktlio- 
belb, ITU, Northiam, Beafonl, Hyr 
Buberi, 170. Tufton Nioliola^ 
17U. 8hKn> Biohard, 170, Sharp 
Joho, ITO. Holman John, Esqre., 
Seamer Richard, 170. Frewon 
Thomas, Bsiire, 170. Katbursl, 
Ffrenche Thomas, 171. Ore, two 
inlaid slabe, supposed to be placed 
to tbe memory of two of the Haw- 
ley family, of Ore Plaec, 171. Patcham, 
Slsptey Ann, tftster of Loixl Ooryng, 
171. Petworth. Dantry Sir John, ot 
Moor House, 17:!. Smith Nicholas, 
17:!. Boondc Alexander, 173. Pricey 
Dr. John, 172. Playden, Sotman 
Cornelius, 179. Poling, JDavuy Walter, 
178. Poynings. De Brioscl Dametia, 
17,t. Prcalun East, Srrase Biobanl, 
of Uangletori, IT4. Scrase Richard, 
of Blalvhington, 174. Sorose Edward, 
of ditto, IT4. Pulborougb, Mills 
Eilmucd, gent„ and Unlllda bis wife, 
174. Hillc Bicbanl, son of Edmund, 
1T5. Harlyag Thomas, 175. UacLua, 
Guunler Amphillis, 176. Oounter 
Mu-y, 110. Rodiueil, Broke John, 
2 T 2 

and Ag«tba Iili wife, 1T6. De U 
Chambre Jubn. Ea),, 17R. Busper 
Kintcgtwfuldu Jolm lie, nnd A^iw lila 
wire. ITT. OUalluour Tlioiiias, luid 
Margarot hi« wifc. ITT. Cbdiidlcr 
Eliialwlb, wife of Tbonia*, of SooU- 
lanil, ITT. Bye. Hamon ThomaB, 1TB, 
aod mnn; alabi which have been Inid 
in St. Nioholu'a chancel, ITS. Shure- 
ham New, two bra« figure* in the 
aisle, one male and the other femnic, 
ITS. Slaugham. Covert John, 170. 
Covert June, dftughWr ot John, who 
married Ut, Sir F. KleminK, ^nd, Sir 
John Pettjplace, I TO. Covert Richard, 
and hi» three wives, ITS. Slj-nfold, 
firadliridge Rtohard, and Duddjk liia 
wife. 180. tjledbam, Hevoral Blabs 
which have been inlaid iu Ui« chnrcli, 
hut of which thebruiBB arc gone,! BO. 
Stopham, Bartelott John, and Jo- 
bannabis wife, 181. Barteloll Jubn, 
and Johanna bis wifo. ISI. Bartelott 
Thomaa, and Eliaalietb his wife, 181. 
BsrteloU John, 181. Storrliigton. 
Wilshft Henry, 182, Stougbtou, 
Smith James, 182, Thakehain, ApE- 
\ey Thomas, 183. Apaley Beatrii, 
mother of William, IHS. A|«tey 
'Wiltiam, 183. Apslejr Wllliani.and 
Eliiabeth his wife, 183. Tloehuriit, 
Wybarne John, nod Bdith andAgnoa 
his twawiveti, 181. rillingtoa, 5p«nue 
William, and his wife, IBi. loritng- 
ton,Qrat«nicke Boger, 1I4S, Trotton, 
Camojs Thomai, and Elhinbeth big 
wife, 186. Camoji Margaret, 18U, 
Uakfield, Fuller Jubn, IBO. Udimoro. 
Jordan Margaret. leT. Froebody. 
John, son of Itiuhurd, 18T. Freebody 
John, grandson of Bichard, 18T. Bur- 
det John, nud Margaret his wife, 167. 
Waldron, Dyke JoaDe,HifeofThoms», 
188. Cjrke Thomas, 186. Dyke 
Abmbam, 188. Wnrbleton, Prestwiek 
Wiiliaro, 188, I'restwick John, and 
Johanna his wife, 1S9. Warming- 
burst. Shelley E<lw«ird, and Johnn 
bis wife, 189. Whotlington, Dunk 
Atyce, wife of Richard, 1B9. Win- 
oliolsea, Aired Heinar<l, IIH). Brasa 
of a Monk inaoription gone, 190. Ive- 
den Margaret, 190. Wislon, BrnoEo 
Sir John, 190. 

Briefs of All SainlH. Hastinga, ooticea 
of, 69. 

Burrcll manuBoripte, I ><«. and Qi>.,3l8. 

Chimney book of _^ 

Samuel Enenhed, 119. DaraeSuropk 
as a school mistreaa. 119. The Chim- 
ney Bock reprewnti her in a different 
character, liu. This back good ask 
work of art, 119. Itssiie, LIS. Iu 
history, and where prolnbly cas^ 
llS-30. Where it now Is, ISO. Nature 
of the ornamentation of snob ehiia* 
nej hooka generally, 120. Subjeotof 
tlie back under consideration mytho- 
loglciU, 120. An interesting repreoeo- 
tatloa of the alylo of the period in 
which it was produced, 120. The 
subject explained, 120. The word 
BtiiEOPA well plooeil on the ground in 
front of the principal female flgaro, 
121. The bordering of this ehiotney 
back of the usual style of the Miiy 
partof the ITtboentury. 121, Wbethor 
the dolphins were suggeerive or heral- 
dic not known, 121. The taOn of thd 
dolphins supposed to bave supported 
a crown, 121. U'llers below, probaldf 
fbeinittalsof thedeaigoer, 121. PlaM 
doubtless cost atCharlc* I.'elraawarin, 
on St. Leonard's Fore«t, 121. Oakler 
Chimney bauk Irnsa somewhat eindlar 
border, 122. Itoyal anecdote oou- 
neoted with Sussex chimney booka, 

Chuokhatch gate, in Hnrtfietd, one of 
the entrances into the Lancastvr Ureal 
Park. S41I, 

Colemanshaleh, the next entranoe into 
the some pork to Chuehhalcb, 2GI. 

CroBs-dowie, Ibe meaniog of it ex- 
plained, 24T. 


Decline and Fnll of our Susaei Forests, 

to wlial to be attributed, 262. 
Dinglvy's history from marble, 13(1. 
Ouwie or Doole, an anolont Suaaox nam* 

fur a landmark, 248. 
Drewetl, Robert and Wiliiam, th^ vxa- 

onilon, 21C. 
DudilleswoU, a high point of the Sumox 

forest rouge, 21T. 

" Era«, the Valley of," by Mr. Lous, 
crofi, 17, 

Epiuph, curious melriral, at Batlla^ lo 
the memory of Tliomoa AI&aml 
1H7. ^ 

I^illu ditto in Ibn ehancol of 

Udimore church, to thu tuumon of 
John Dnhon'j wife, IXT. 

Emflcld (ETerafleld), tfir Tliumu, 28}. 

INDEX. 333 


80, Amount of first pmr rnia made. 

£fi 10s. Id., of wluoh «£ 2s. Id. waa 

tUFlwfiw, tUO. 

aollvotixl, and £4 12£.3<l.«i|«n<tnl, KS. 

Fulling mllU and llwir pooJa, 283. 

Balanwleftinhand. lOs III. : and 110 

yards of hump net, SW. J-rownitnTWy 


relief, £27 ; and the nnnilwr relieved 

270, »}. Overaeer'a aooount In April, 
inoi, 90. Dr. and Cr. aocuuut Btal«d 

0«ldln)[ of the Inonnilient of All Saint*, 

UwUngs, impouniliKl by llie aliuroli- 

fur that year, SO. Churoh warden'! 

wardHii for beiciK tiirutMl out in tfis 

expenses in ICft-., 00-1. Uayor of 

ohurohynrd. !><). Ti'n BliillingH per 

auiium uTtarwardt! puld bini in Ikti of 

of orders, July 16<i0. 91. Mattdalen 

pMtuniKe, 0». Cwt of suit mid dam- 

charity, and by whom fouudot). 91. 

ngN inuurrcd in defDnoa. £114 Gs., 

Great sickness in Ha«tin«i In lull). 92. 

which th« p-rlflli repaid him. VH. 

Oreraoers aocounU in lei4. 93. Bolls 

OilmilUr. the Iwro of. buried «t Heath- 

itwaat the same year. 93. A document 

flold. m. 

liavlnw reference to such easting, l«-3. 

Oodwino. the Earl. > holder of lUoton . 2. 

Two only of its seals remain »3. Ao- 

Goring Lord, nnother letter from, « Ns. 

count of charges tor such casting, anil 

uid q». »33. 
Qounler, John, audilarof Inrnis in Wnles, 

of boll Diotal sold, 93. Agreed ju 

vestry, April lew, that each house- 

fm/. T Bvarr VIII., 4. Also a com- 

holder should pay to Ihe ptnoa 3d, 

miMioner with William Krnlcy uud 

John Itawtrye to eiamine into Ihe kind 

Churchwarden's a«wunU for 1342.93- 

of gtnia carried out o( the port of 

Jnne, lU4u, apiece of land in the Court 

House lane let by the parisb, 94. 

October, 1663, registrar oho«n. M. i 

OouuLi'r, Jaii|)er, of Enmley and Chi- 

&l.irx:b. 1645, surveyon of highways 11 

Oounlor. Bogcr, one of the Susie* men 

at the Battle of Aginooiirt, *. 

the Lord Protector, 04. On the same 

Oounter, Urauley. married at Westbourne. 

day the timber of an old house called 

Ocl. 6th. IdSG, to Mr.Thoniaa Symons, 


di«po«d of. 94. April, 1664, the over- 

Qouot4v aima fully displayed on the tomb 

seer's acouunu settled, 94. LiA of tba 

of Hugh Gounter and his wife iu Kao- 

ton church, 13. 
Oountor. Epitaplis OD fiir George and 

lish PmlesUut slaves iuTurkey given, 
itS-e. 8um ooUeoted £2 «*. tid., 96. 

Utin, H. 

December. 16TI,Teelry held for the 

better settlement of the church's rente, 


96. 1691, coHeot*d on a brief for the 

Hnroifoot Inno in Baeton. 17. 

17B.Td., 9S. Collection by brief for 

Hart of Uekfield, their oonnoxion with 

a firo at East Peekham, Kent, i)T. 

thoGounleni. la. 

HastlugB document*, by Mr. Bol^ RO. 

Thaae documenU in the i;h<»t of All 

Saint* ohurth, 85. They commence 

SaneUoD of the parish to suoli pay 
nient of tenths, 97. Oriler to malu ■ 

with the flnit operations of Uie Pour 

lAW Aei in HastinKK of the 89th of 

rate for new casting UiH bells, 97. Atto 

la make a quarter rate to relieve the 

great poverty in Hastings in 1088.97. 

of a mcctiaic of the overKOTB and 

oast the bells, 98. Brief for the French 

justice* In 1598, m. Judge Dlack. 

k 43Td of illiiabcth. HT. The names of 

1 Us. allowed to the Inoumbenl in lieu 

■ the poor people ralleved. with ihe canse 

of atockiug the ohurohyai'd. Its. llie 

■ ofwoking relief. HT. Korly-four thua 

poor directed to give previous notic« 
of their want of clothing and shi-ee. 

■ relieved, H7 Tax ma.Ie on the inha- 

■ bilanu in ISU8 to inMt auch rolivf, HT. 


highinys in repair, 1)3. CliiircliwrBr- 

den'a accounts (or 1731 [!■««)■), Iftt. 
EKpenae pr procuring M brief In ITSl 
(Uitod, 9'J, Xo n>;c)uut uiislin); 
fur wlidt tills brief wiu ubtaiiicl, 
98. Prom the aliurah (usouuuts 
of St. Luiiranoc, Hoatling, we Icurii 
til At it was tournrdB rcbuildiut; 
All Snlutc churab, 99. A vtaUy'e dis- 
ouMidti about tbrue ohildreti, »n<l ita 
offocta, 09. A sconce for the use of 
tliD church agreed tu be purchased, 
nad li> be pniil fur by voluntary oua- 
trlbuliont, V9. (■trips of cburchwnr- 
Aisat Mooaat4)oribedatouf EliialMith 
nolic«il, 90. Lanl'a rents out uf tbe 
luida, 101. Paymentii, 101. tlequeste 
of the aburohwurtlviu It be Blliivfud 
for roata not rwwivud not ocohIciI to, 
101. Agreement witli the |>ariKbiouerB 
how nntB are to be nwDuiituil for.lOS, 
Of 18 pRrlshioncm prucnt nt this 
meeting four onlf oouki aign tlieir 
Dumea, 104. A aiJnilar roll dutud IST8, 

104. Qnga taken (or the enmo yeur, 

105. PaymenU uut, IOC to lOS. 
Churohvarden'soccniuita delivered up, 
108. Another acoouni on three sbcets 
of paper, without date, 109 to III. 
(^utchwarden's aocouot*, 1)1811, ill. 
Layings out of Jiibn Haddon, cburub- 
wnrden, [I3and lU. Ch urob eipeawa 
in 1695, Its. Hedgehogs Bad other 
vurmin. head money paid for tbe des- 

EiutingB Highways repaired by contract 
for a term ofye^riin IT3I. 98. 

Bastings U)ni]ue Port fleet Stt«d out in 
1588againEt the Spanish Atina<ia, 194. 

Hastings. — Wall paintings in All Buiiita' 
Cburcii, by Ur. Roes, 192. How dis- 
covered, 192. Colouriug here and 
there to be (een under tbe while wiub. 
19^. Walla of the cliurcb generally 
coloured pink, 193. I'robalily ns a 
groundwork for ttie paintings, 193. 
Insoriptions in black lettur, lUS. Thew 
eubmitlcd to Mr, Waller, and found 
nut legible, 198. Supposed by bim to 
be reoords of benefaotiona to the 
ohurcb, and to be in rhyme, 198, 
Similar inwriptionsto every painting, 
19J1. Inscriptions eurroundud by Horol Is 
in lilack, lun. First imcription dis- 
covered found to be above the paint- 
ing, 193. The others below, 198. 
Date of paintings about the IGlh cen- 
tury, 19H. FigurcswellsketchGdnndex- 
eouted, 199. Description of first paint- 
ing discovered, I9iJ. Subject probably 
the decoi>i(atiOD of tbe Bsptisl, 194, 
On the north wall painting of shijxl, 

194, Of this the ... 

good, 191. Form of the tblp to tha 
for^i'cund ilinilar to Ihnt on the maX 
of Hnstings, temp. King John, IM, 
This no clue lo Cha dal«, 194. Thia to 
bo obtnintHl frotn tlie oroa ott ■ 
lailur's drojis, 194 Bee extracts ttma 
the Cinque Ports " Black Book" oE 
the date 1513, 194. Intended to oan- 
memornta «ome Okutical exploit of 
the Hastings Cinqua Port fleet, 104. 
Unfortunately destroyed by the worli' 
man hHfore a copy was made of il, 
194. Catherine whevh irnpredsed un 
Che walls while the mortar waa w«t, 
and when dry painted red. I9S, Tha 
principal painting over tlie ctianMl 
arch, 195. Why more porfeot thnn 
others, I9S. Subji^ot supposed to be 
the Day of Doom, 19fl. Why tlia 
Editor thinks it to be SuImi oast out 
of Beaven. I9S. d. Subject hoir 
treated, and figuns deMrllied. 19G. 
Upper part of arch ornamented nilh 
folinge, I9t>. The figure of St. Mloha«l 
gone, if eror^ven, IQfl. Mr.Waller'a 
conjecture on this subject, 196 Id 
modiaival times Uiia Baiot «omelin«a 
reprenented with gallowi inelead of 
scales, 196. Ou theae senlenoea tba 
ohurcb wardens' aooounta throw eoime 
light, 19C. Walls covervdwitb qm- 
lationa fronj tJcripture, 197. Ck{« of 
the pillurB painted in oil ooloura, IffT. 
Belfi? verve*, dated 1T5G, 197. Modmi 
inioriptiun found in cmjtiug a tnemo- 
rial window lo Bar! Waldc^na, 197. 
Itemcval of the Royal armE. and life. 
siied pnintin^ of Mnsee and Aaron, 
198. Roger Mortimer's billforpalutiiig 
tliHse. and putting Ihem up, I9B. Wfao 
he was, 1 98. Token found in lowar- 
ing the cbancel floor of thi* obuToh, 
1!IS. ItH sliape, and the iusoriptiaa 
upou it, 199. Its dale IC6^ I9». 
Hayk'v nud Fvtyl CollectioDs, 2 Ss. and 

Juxun, Col., a n^lutivcof Ihe Aiohbisliop, 


Eells. Kilns used for Umc-burnlng, 

briekmakitifi, fie., ^iG, 
Kidbrooke, Forest How. (nrmiTly dw 

resideuce of the AbiTignvcnny Earia, 

now of Lonl lk>lchei>tcr, :;.'ir>. 
Kings Barnes. A grange near >il«fnin^ 

oinhlliOied by Rtheiwolf, (alhor vt 

Alfred (he (]r«at, ZHii. 

^^^^^^^H 1 

XlneitenAog Bill, a pnrt or the Duit- 

of properties, and of fee farm rent*, H 


menlB. Hit. Originnl epcllingo) name* ■ 

KoiRbte of Ui<- Rornl Onk. ElO. 

retained, 219. Number of Sustex ■ 

giirveye; 219. Extracts rrotn the en- ■ 


rolled deeds of lands gold. 2111, AIM ■ 

lAMdon coffln fuund nt Wpllinelmm, 

tlieBiimegiveurortheTD 219. Lletof ■ 

13. Ki. nod Q*.. i«T. 

LoBPs Barony, Iiow hold by thrre noble- 

arrantjieil, and eixe, and dute of dovu- ^M 


incntH, 211) to 224. To be found in f 


the 8th Report of the Deputy Keeper, 1 
No. i.-Aldwiok Hundred. 83-1. The pa- 

Xewnliara PMk.partof AalidowneFor«al, 

ri«he* this hundred eont»in^2^^,n.The 


Liherty of Thomey. in the Hundred of 

Niools. Sir CMiarlca 0,.iinl«r. iiiHUMed 

Bosham. alia, Dampford, included. 

n KuiHlit ut Uw Uutli, Juiih SOlli, 

m. The hundred in the Rape of 

1732, .1. 

Chlchegter, 224. Description uf pro- 

Kutlty Fn-u Ctiupcl, 209. 

perty, and of what it «jnBi«t», 225. 

Rents of the tythiiig of Tollen, and 


their annual value. 126. Do. of the 

tytliins of Slrrate. 22G. Do. of the 

Ockl«y ohitDDBy bHuk. 121. 

townHhipof Somford, 235. Do. of the 


the township or village ot Sidling, 

i2a. Do. of the tything of Hambctt, 

226, Do. of the township or village 

with the nulurc ol n Hundred, !(20. 

of Provinder LiMors, and Emora, 23,i. 

pBriiamenUry 8tirvey» of Hwtex, A.D. 
]e4S to IHfS. by J. a. Dnniel Tywen, 

Do. of DriggB- Karm, In Rygntle, 226. 

Do. of the Liberty ot Thomey, 226. 
Do. of Court Leeles and Tl.i'ee Weeha' 

K,8Ji,.217. Prom whtnca thc« do. 

cunient* an tkken. Had wliy railed 

Courts, iLB., Iiawking, hunling, fish- 

ing, fowling, to:., -J-ii. A aeparale 

nirvnB ur two kinilH, and bow tiwir 

Court Leete, kept at the oeual times, 

to aaob of these hundreds, 226. Three 

□atures ot the Surviiyon, SI8, On 

whot «i»ed pnper wriUen, 218. Di- 

bound to Mtend these courts when. 

dooutnent protected by ■ eoarw paper 

oovet. ai8. i'criod wUen |>lac<d in 

William, Lord CrB*on, receiver of the 

the Augtni-nUlion Office unc«rUin. 

pmfllsof AlnwickcCoun Leisle, !2il. 

aiH. Orrtiacalcs iHued by tbe Clurk 

Kir John Carytl, St., of Kartixg, of 
those of Uie Court Leete and ihree 

of tbe Pip« nf Uie Talue ot the jira- 

periy, 214, Hence luiiponed to be a 

Weeks' Cuurtof the hniidred ol Wink- 

part of the; Pipe Beoordi. :i18 Tl>u 

foRl, altat Daoiptunl. 22ii, Uy wliat 

Aiigmwitntlou ileourdit niiido to by 

IHiwcr or auiluirity ui eitlier ease not 

»l«,tul«, 21$. A few DuuhyufLun- 

known, 22li. Abslraut of Biwouiit% 

etoler Survey* in tliu custody of the 

showing the annual ralue of the pro- 

the Und Revenue omoc. 218. OtlK^m 

lits of Ihue tythings and libortice, 

John Urlpi. 

(ew relattngtu Cornwall in the Ducliy 

missing, -^iMi. 

Office ftfthutcount>». Atthccnd 

II0.3. Bosham Eimdre<l, in the Rape , 

uf Chiclicsler, :!2T. What narishea ■ 
tide hundred contains, :!2T. Desorip- ■ 

ff1ven,2IH. Ur.Duoarars Calendar of 
Keoonh deliclent lb data. 21S. Kit 

tluo and annual value of proQts paid ■ 
by the township ur tything of Bsot ■ 
A>li1ing. 227. Do. of Bast (WcKtfi ■ 

U«t, printed In 1T8T, fn an account of 

the inanunt, fce,, ieaoiid by Ihe Crnwu, 

SIS. B«uord4uf parCioulani uf tales 

Ashling. 227. Do. byUietowu>Uiipor ■ 

tTtbingof Fts^bourne, 327. Do. by 
the lownship or tjthlng of Birdbrldge, 
S2T. Do. by the (ownship or tythiog 
of Creed, 227. Do. hy tbe lownahip 
or tytbiag ol TaatingUm, SS7. Do. 
by Ihe township or tylbing of Croke, 
327. Do. bj the t»<nish<p or lytbinK 
of WnlltoD, 3S7. Da. by thv towiubip 
or tything of tWtliwood. 237. The 
proSu of Court Lei!tcs, Tbreo WwikH' 
CourU, kc, lie.. 227. HemorBnduiii 
Ngnrdinfi the holding of Court hevtes 
nnd the Lnirday : and having roter- 
enCH to other matlarg conneelcd with 
tho likbilitiea and duties of this Court, 
228. Abstract of BctauDte, Bhoning 
the sum total per annum, 228. Ididy 
Btutlett the holder of these pT«fitB, but 
by vhat gmit not known, 32S. Sold 
to John Driya, ■i2li. 

Ko. ».— ButtiDgblll Hundred, in the 
Bape of Lewes, SSS. Pari^besoF whioh 
the Hundred Goa«Jsl«, 328, n. Annual 
value of proQlJi aritilug (rum o Court 
LecU! held at Cui'kfleld, 22S. Memo- 
randum, etatiu); that these profits are 
received by Loril Qoring, 2'J\). By 
whQt grant not known, 22t). Abstract, 
sliowtng the total amount of fuch 
profits, 3!21). 

No. n. — Kind's Barnes Hundred, in the 
RapBiif Bramber, S2!l. Why catted 
Kino's Barnes, 22J), n. Description 
and value of profits, 223. King's 
Barnes a meuuage, late Sir Pet«r 
Sicards, bavinR several lands be- 
longing to it, 229. Memorandum, 
stating Che result of the Survey, £30. 

Hu. 6. — The Manwcde, or Manhood 
Hundred, In the Knpe of Cbluhtwter, 
aao. Wbut parishes the Hundred 
contains, 2S0. Of wbal the prolits 
oonsiBl, 230. Annual value of ront« 
payable from lbs township or tythiiig 
of Almodington, 230. Do. du. from 
the towtisbip or tythiog of Birdhsm, 
MO. Do. do. from the lownship or 
lythingofWestWitteilng.SSU. ProGU 
of Court Leetes, Three Weeks' Courts, 
&0., Ac, 280. Memorandum, showing 
when and wfaere the Courts were held, 
231. Abstroot, lowing the total vnlue 
of proHts, 231. Blemoronduni, staling 
that the rents and profits of this Hun- 
dred were held and received by . . . 
Beauchompe, as Lord of the Mauor of 

No. 7. — Lewua Xtape, Survey of the 
UuodrnU of Poynliijfs, JonsmcTe, 
Holmstrough, 8 wau borough, Mrtwte, 
Deroumbe, Fifbcrgale, uud Wallcit- 
boume, L'U2, Poyuings Hull*-' """ 

Parishes Included, UI, 
value of the commoo fine rents payablf 
tiut of the borough and tything of 
Poynings. 232. Do do. out of tho 
borough of Fiecombe, 233. Do. do. 
out of the borough of Ncwtimbcr, 23!. 
Do. do. out of the bomugb of Perch- 
ing, 232. Value also of atdermen*a 
Qnes.232. Fiithergate Hundred, 23X 
Parishes iaoluded, 232. a. AjiDual 
value of the rents payable by tba 
borough of Porlslsde, 232 Do. da 
by the borough of Hongtcton, SS2. 
Annual votue of oldennen's Aoee, 133, 
etreete Hundred, 232. Parishes irbleh 
it oont^aa, S33, n, Annual valueoftha 
oommon line rent of the boronsh ttl 
Wivelsfield. 233. Do. do. of tha 
borough of Ardiiigly. 288. Do. 
of tbe bortiugb uf Chajlie, 2S8. Ita. 
do. of the borough of tyndlWId Bar- 
di'lpb, 333. Do. do. of tbe bgnniaji 
of Plompton, 233, Do. ilo, of tkt 
borough of WiMtmcaton, S33. Do, do, 
of the borough of Weslhoathly, S)9^ 
Do. do of the borough of Balcombh 

233. Do. do. of the borough <rf 
Ditcbting, 333. Do, do.of thebonagfa 
of Strceie, 383. Annual value ot 
aldermen's Bnes, 2.13. Beroomba 
Hundred, 383. Parishes whfeh it 
Dontains, 333, n. Annual value at 
coiamou fines, rents payable hy th« 
borough o( Hamsey, 238, Do. do. do. 
by tlte borough ot Bsroomb^ 
Dii. do. by tha borough of Sie 
933. Annual value of aldem)aa*a 
flues, 23S. Jouamere (Younsmere) 
Hundred, 333. Parislies oonl^iunl in 
It, 333, n. Annual value of eoaitiHa 
fine renti payable by the tuwDshl}) or 

btrrough of Itoltingdean. ■"'° * ' 

valueofaldormen'e fines 

trough Hundred, 233. Parishes whlcb 
it contains, 383, d. Annual vkluo of 
common fines* rents payable out 
the lownshiii or bornngU of Bodiaall. 
238. Do. do. out of the towlisltl|l or 
borough of Suuttieose and TelsooanbOt 

234. Do. do. out lit tjie burounb of 
Meeohtnge. 3S4. Annual valuo ~ 
aldermen's finer, !S4. Swaiiboron 
Hundred, in Iford, 234. ParisluM. 
which it oousiats. 334, n. Aunuklnl 
of coramiiii (IiiL- rents pn.yablo by d 

borouirli '■ 


eoounon Aiw rentR p»yable b^ the 
IwrouKhotBriKlilheltOBtonc, E3*, Do. 
do, liji the tovrii9lilp or borough of 
Pntohnm, 231, Valua of ■Mormi-n'a 
fincB of the Hiindred, 2a4. Profiw ot 
Iho Court* Lwte and Thrw Weekg' 
Court of tbn niiniirei!, one voar with 
another, 2yl. To wlioro tto iMnes 
nud pro&ts bdlong, 2X* Bjr whut 
gr&utoot kiiovD, £115. Whercand how 
vfton Uie Conrtd Lect arc bold. 23S. 
Three Weeks' Courta held nt Lowea, 
£3i>, InhnbiUDU to «p|>«ar when 
auiutnonod to do so. 23G. Abttroct ot 
tMOoimU, ahowiae the totfti Bum ool- 
leoted. 33S. 

o. 8, — Stcyning Hundred, to., from 
the AuKmontBtioB Office, aSB. Pb- 
TiBhea includtxl in Iho Stayniug Hun- 
drod, 21)7, n. Annual fulue of the 
rent of the common flno money p«y- 
Ablo from the township or tythicg of 
Anclngton and Buttolph, £37. Do. 
do. from the towaihlp or tythlng of 
Suuthbrooko and Bidlington. 237. 
Anciently a ohupel there, 237. Do. 
do, from the towimfaip or tything of 
Wiatou, 237. Do. do, from the town- 
abip or tything of ComtieU. S3T. Do. 
do, from the townihip or tything of 
Waihiogton, S37. Annual value of 
aldermen'a fineo, 237. 6«ocb, or Bur- 
boooh. Hundred, 237. Pnrishos in- 
oludfll in this Hundnsd, 237, n. An- 
nual value of like reals payable from 
the townihip or tything of Bouth- 
brDoke.237. Do,da.fromtbetowniibip 
of Ouldbrldgo, 237. Do, do, from the 
township or tything ot Huahoult. 337. 
Do do. from the township or tything 
of Seeding ami Stnmford, 1137. Do, 
do. from the township or tything of 
Horlon, 237. I>o do, trom the 
tOMnship or tythintt ot B<llurlDn, 23T, 
Annual value of tlio aldennen** tine, 
337. Half Hundred of Finbergale, 
337. ParlshcA included in it, 237. a. 
Annual value of tholikerontapayahlv 
by the township or tything of Boutli- 
neel, 237. Do. do. paynblo by the 
township or tything of KIngstone, 287- 
BundrudofBrlghtford. 23(11, Parishes 
inoluded in the Hundred. 23S, n. 
Annual value of the like &nos puyabie 
from the township or tythbg of 
Kumpteli and reverell (Bompting- 
PpTefeii), 23*. Do, do. from the 
township or tything of Lanoing, 233, 
Do, do, from the township or tything 
of Findon, 23tl. Do, do. from the 
township or tything of Hccne and 
omngtao, 21W, Do. do, (rom the 

township or trthingof Clapham, 233. 
Annual value of the nldtrmen's fina 
for this hundred, 236. Hnlfe Hundred 
of Sing] ecross, 838. Pariehei inoluded 
in this halt hundred, 333, n. Annnal 
vnlae of the like rent from the lown- 
shipor Iftbing of Wamham. 238. Do. 
do. of the township or tything of 
Sedgwieke, 23B. Do. do. of the 
township or tything of Ifleld, 238. 
Do do. of the towndiip or tything of 
Combes, 238. Annual value of the 
aldermen's fine of this Half Hundred. 

238. EncewithHundred,2S3. Parishes 
included in it, 233, a. Annual valna 
of the liko rent from tlie township or 
tything ot tiullincton, S33. Do. do. 
from tlie township or tytliing of 
Tbakuham, 233. Do. do from the 
tuwnflhi|) or tything of Cbllliugltni, 
B38. Do. do. from the township ot 
lythtngof DilahioghurBt.'J33. Annual 
value of aldcnuca'i fines for the above 
HunJrvd, 23S. Greensteod (West) 
Uuodrod, 23<J. Parishes of whieh it 
ounslMi, 239, n. Annual value of the 
lilte rent} tromtlic township or tything 
of Byne, 239, Do. do. trom the town- 
ship or tytliing of A|iBley, 239. Do. 
do. from tbo township or tything ot 
Wickham, 239. Do. do. trom the 
township or tything of Ashurat. 239. 
Do. do, of the township or tything of 
(West) Oreenslodd, 239. Annual value 
of the ntdermen's One tor this Hun- 
dred, 839. Windham (and Kwhurst) 
Hundred, 839. Pariahes included in 
this Hundred, 239, n. Annual value 
of the common line rent parable from 
llje township or tytbitig of Ewhunt, 
2J9, Do. do. from the township or 
tything ot Windham, 239. Aldermen'a 
fine of this Hundred, 2H3. Proflla of 
Courts Leole. &oes, jie , appertaining 
to the ofhoe ot Olielfe Dnylifte, Jtc,,to., 

239, niiero the CourU Leele of the 
aforesaid Huudrvds arc held, 239, 
Where the Three Works' Courts ara 
held, 240. Suite and surviw ta the 
Lord to be performed at the Courts 
Leet^ 240. All actions not nxoeeding 
uxixs. xjd. to be tried and settled M 
Iho Three Weeks' Court, 240. Profit* 
of this Hundred, with the oflSoe ot 
Cheife Baylyffe, claimed by the then 
Bnrl of Arundel, 240. Abslnwt of 
accouDls, showing the sum total of 
theeeproGts, 210. Bold January 18th, 
IG62, to LieulGuanl Colonel Juxoni 

Ko. 9.— TipoakHundn»d,241. Parisha 
which it contains, 241, n. Annual 

2 » 

rftlue of oommoo Gne rants payable 

by the township or tjrlhing of Blabop 
Hunt. 241. Do. do. b; the tovnahip 
or tything of Intythiog. 2tl. Do. do, 
by the towniihip or tythiog of llore- 
haia (in Woodninaoole), 241. Do. do. 
by the toirnship or tytbing of Buck- 
wish, 341. Do. do, from thetovDrhlp 
or t}-thiag of ChsBhun (In Uenlisld), 

241. VBlneofproStsof GourU Lecte, 
Three Weeks' Oourts, Ilc Sat., 241. 
Where Court Leelee are usu&Uy held. 
tec. &o., 241-2. Abstract of accounts, 
iboiriiig the aoDual value of profite, 

242. Prolila received by Colonel 
Downe, under prelenoe of having pur- 
chased the same, 342. 

No. la.— Preatridgu Bank and Foot- 
bridge Bank, parcel of Ashdowne 
Forest, with their rights, lie. 242. 
Prestridgecommon waste ground, how 
butted and bounded, 243. Its od- 
measuroment, 244. Wood and trees, 
VBtue of 244. Hemorandum, refer- 
ring to soil, fences, highways, ice., 
244-5. Ditto, setting forth ita total 
admeasurement and value, 245. 

No. II. — Come (Combe) Deane Lodge, 
parcel of Ashdowne Poreit, 246. Cf 
what it consists, 246. Admeaauretueot 
and value, 246. Common, or waste 
ground belonging to it, 246. Fosltioo 
described, 246. Aduieasuremeut and 
value, 247. Cottagea, and wlii're 
situated, 24T. Landattacbod to,a4T. 
Hemorandum as to soil, fences, bigh- 
waya, Jtc, 248-9. Do. as to rights 
of owners, Ac., 249. Do. a< to ad- 
measurement and value, 260. 

No. 12. — Warren Lodge, part of Ash- 
downe Forest, with its rights, Stc. Of 
what it consists, 261. Ucmorandum 
M to occupation, 261. Admeasure- 
inent of land attached, anil its value, 
261. Common waste, witb its abuttals, 
lionndarles, admooBu remen t. and vnl ue, 
261-2. Do. OB to trees and wood, 262. 
Do. 01 to soil, fenoes, and beat mode 
of cultivation, 362-3. Do. showing 
total of admeasurement and gnuis 
value, 264. 

No. Id.— Hlodleap Lodge, parcel of Ash- 
downe Forest, with ite rights, Jm.,254. 
Of what it oonBiEls, 266. Admea«ura- 
meut of cultivated ground, 266. Oom- 
le ground, 256, Bow butted 

and bounded, 266. 


and value, SQ6. Trees and wood, 260. 
Uemorondo, regarding soil, fences, 
highways, privileges ot claimanta,J(c., 
aH-T. JLb to admaasorement and 

No. 14.— White Dbum Lodgo, frnt^iat \ 

the Forest or Chaoe of Ashdownc, 2BS. 
Deocription of, 268. Id what pnritA 
BitualAi], ooutsniB, Ite., 35S. InotoMd 
ground, quantity and value, S&8. Com> 
■nan waHto ground, do., do., 3£f<. 
Uarkfl, meetii, and bounds, 2S9. Total 
quantity, V59. Ways, wuterooan 
tec, 259, Mcmotandum. &s to s 
fonoes, wood. He., 26»-G0. Do-oi 
the oootePts and value of the «hola 
premises, 201. 

No. 15.— Old Lodge, parcel of the FoKrt 
and CliBC« of Ashdowne, 2GI. Dea- 
oription of the premises. Its aorea^ 
and value, 262. Memorandum, as 
the Irregular conduct of a tenant, 3f 
Common waste grauod, desoription of, 
263. Admeasurement and value, 262. 
Ways, watercourses, Jtc., 3S2. Woods 
and treea. and thcirvalue, 202-2. 8o{l, . 
fences, improvement£,&c-, 263-4. Ad- 
measurement and value, 264. 

No. 16. — Broadslone Lodge, poroelof Iho 
Forest or Chace of Ashdowne, 9€4. 
Situation of the Lodge and des- 
cription of ite appurtenances, 2tl5, 
Admeasurement of enclosed landa 
and their value, 265. Comjnon , 
waste ground — ltd situation, content! 
and value, 265. How butted and 
bounded, 265, Admeasurement of 
common wasto load, 2CC. Oottagv 
belonging to it, 268. Ways, privi- 
leges, kB., 266. Wood and trees and 
their value, 266, Memoranda regsrd- 
ing soil, fences, improvemenU, Ice- 
26-7. Do. of the total coDleuts, and 
value of the premiaes. 267. 

No. 17.— Pippin^ord Lodge, parcel of 
the Forcstor Chace of AHbdowne,?6ft. 
Where situated, and of what ita a| 
purtenancaa consist, S69. Wood ■ 
trees now standing, and their tbI _,^^ 
2(i!>. Memorandum having refeMOoS 
to the soil, fences, improvementa, ' 
2T0. Do. to the total oontenla 
value of the premiwa, 271 
io. 18.— Ashley Mills in BonhoiD, S7I. 
Condsting of messuage, house, KKrdcoi,' 
and mills, 2T1. Meadow and paatun 
lands — how abutted and eitnaCed, S71 
By whom new buUt, 272. Quantity < 
meadow and pasture landi, 27S. II 
whom the premisee are occupied. 371 
Amnnntof ceHervcil reiil. jr.', Yo'id 
trees gi'ouring on s^ 
of, 272, Memory: 
I'atonia recited, VT 

OS iDlJiectBleof U.'_ . _ 

demised, which aru much iii dnrnj 

mtAj lo be new bnilt hj Mr. Carrjll, 
3~!i. Uoeipired jt^ut remainiug of 
tlio loan. 273. Repi-iaaa, 2TJ. Tho 
office of bexiborough every fourth 
;«ir to bo di»abarg«d by the tenant of 
Ibe dwel ling-home, milla kncl land*. 
^8. He u aim liable to the repair* 
of a woodeo bridge onlled Nawbriilge, 
tinu' Honham, tuiil wmeipitltir luggie, 
XT3. Reierved rent per annum, vjx 
xiij- lUj*. Total of acres, 04* 1' Ilyn. 
Do. of impraved renls, iilj'>. Reprises 
XX. Ulear renta, ixj". Clrou vaiur 
of trees, xxv", 273. 

No. 19.— Lands in Beihill, Huoe, and 
Bamliome. 274. Laoda desaribed e 
PriiMt'B Lands iu Hooe, 1!74. Uoi 
abutted, ^74. Admeasurement and 
valuu per aun., 274. Olbcr Frieit'e 
lands In Baxhill, 274. How abutted, 
3T4. Admsamirenient and value per 
Boro. 274. Also lands called Lod- 
wood. in Bexhill, 27S. How abutted, 
27 S. AdmeaaurviDBnt and annual 
valuu. 27S. In whoia oocu|iatiOD these 
lands are, atiil amount of reserved 
rant. 27£. Collage or dwellingbuiiee 
uallod Taylor's Cottage, also in Bei- 
hill. 275. Iu wboee tenure and ooou. 
patjon, If76. How heldand described, 
i75. AdineaearemFnt and value, 2TC. 
rrivileges and advanlufcs enjoyed, 

Mo 8i), — Ocrtaiii pnreela of ground also 
in Beibill, and a ground nnt of ixj>, 
Usaing uul of the Northey Uanihcs, 

276. Extent and value. •216. Other 

Srivilegee of pasturage In Morthio 
Lai«h, 270, ['ille of meadow land, 

277. Extent and aDUUnl value, 277. 
Ku. 21.— Ubanlrejr, aliM the Uote, In 

Beckley and Peasmarsh, 2T7. A uus- 
Buage or tenement called the Farmes 
bouse, 27H. Ktuation doeohbed, 27S. 
Estimated aereogo, Hln. Annual 
value. 2T8, Also a closo or ponwl of 
land oallul Prienthoth, ^». Where 
situated, 370. Eetimated (luantity, 

278. Aimual value, 278. iJ»i tour 
uloaea of hind, called the King's Acre, 
278. How abutted, 278. Annual 
value, 2T8. Also (troparcal* of arable 
and mi>adow land, called Mnasines, 
27«. How abutted, 278. Kstimatod 
quan^ty. 279. Do. value, 27U. Also 
tboH panwls of Marsh land, now 
oversown with the tydes, and other 
land adjoiniug, call«d the Chapel 
«1nae, it being tiie land on which tbu 
chantry obauel anoiently slooil, 279. 
Row (Itnntcxl, 379, UKUmateil acre- 
age and value, 279. How muuy trees 

!X. 839 

stnnd on the obapel o1o»B, 379. Tbe 
nay leading lo this Tnnrsh described, 
27a. Other privileges, 279. Memor- 
andum regarding Thomas Peltar's 
claim, 279. Total gross quantity and 
value, 280. 
Ho. 23.— Chesworth House and Park 
(now disparked). in Honham, 280. 
Mausion House described. 380, Out- 
buildings garden, orchard, and divert 
old fisliponds covering 4 aeres. 280. 
Ways, passagee, jns., 280. Divers other 
lands called Chi»wortK lands, part of 
which wasHnolentlyafiarlt.2gI. How 
situated, 281. Quantity by admeit- 
suremient, 281. Divided Into wreral 
farms, 281 Ways.pririle)n*,fta.,2SI, 
How abutted, and boundcu, SSI. Ooq< 
t«o(ii by admeasurement, 881. Tibew 
premises in the tenure and oooupatjon 
ol William Naeb. 281. Other eloeM 
of land called Foster Barn Closes, also 

Sat and parcel of Cbeeworth, 2S1. 
ow abntled, and in whose tenure^ 
281. Quantity by admeasurement, 

281. Tboproperlyof JobnCorrill, of 
Hartlng. Esq., and lot by lease poll lo 
William Nasb, together with (en acre* 
of Sedgnicke lands, 3H2. Total quan- 
tity and annual value, 283. Fifty 
small onks upon these lands, valuedin 
grom at Xlo, 2MS. Mctnorandum, 
that Cheiworth House has been de- 
molUbed by virtue of a warrant under 
the I'rivy Seal, with the eioeptlon 
of the Karl of Surrlo'e tower, and the 
building thereto adjoining. 282. These 
Hir John Oarrill was bound to repair, 

282. Nir Thomas Enfield's farm, dta- 
oription of the ruined state of, 282. 
Called Chesworth Lodge, 289. How 
situated, and in whose tenure, 282. 
Ofwhatltoonsists,i82. Howabatted, 

283. Admcaauremeot of, 2S3. How 
bold, 282. Reserved rent, amount of, 
2S2 Improvement of, 283. On this 
farm ISO trees valued at *30. 28S. 
Matthew White's farm, called the 
Wallopp's, paroel of Chesworth, 3«2. 
How Ritualed, and iu whose tenure and 
ocoupation, 383. Admeasurement, 
383. Held by indenture (or 31 years, 
st a rout of £31.283. Its estimated 
value, 383. Six years of the loasa 
unexpired, 303. William Uaye's farm, 
called Tutlles.2HS. How situated and 
abutted, 283. Admeasurements and 
how held, 383. Yearly rent, 383. 
Bstimated value. 383. Robert Parr's 
farm, called •''uUing's Hill, aJtMOon- 
ney Berry Beldi, 283. Bow situated 
and is whose Wnnra, 383, ' ' 

2 T 2 

How utu&ied aod abutted, Si 
Aclnietiaurement and rent, 2H. Eali- 
moted rvnlftl, 28-1. Bristoc'a F&nu, 
S?4. How situated and abutto], 2<H. 
Aotual rent paid, 264. Estimaled 
rent, 284. Mrs. Waller's farm, SM. 
How situHled and abatled, 266. Ad 
measurement, partiaalan of the de- 
mise, and rant paid, 2S5. Ealimated 
rental, SBS. Of the lease eight yean 
unexpired, 285. Michael Sturt'i farm, 
colled Ualisperls, 28t. How eitualod, 
266. Admeasaremeat, oonditioDa of 
lease, and rent reserved, 3^6. Esti- 
mated Talue, 28S. James Amej's 
form, also called Uallapcrts, 3S6. 
How situated and abutted, 286. Ad. 
meMUtement, tenure, and Taloe, 
2S6. EstimBtcd improred value, 2S6. 
Trees on the land and their value, 286. 
All these farms held bv John CarrUI, 
Etq., bj assigniDeDt from bin father, 
8ir John CarrUI, upon onnditiou that 
he paid his father's debtfi, 2B6. Patent 
recited, and reserved rent stated, 28G. 
Conditions of Ihe demise, SB7. Num. 
bor of je&rs unexpired, 287. Total 
value of reserved ronla : do. of acres 
held ; do. of improvwuenlfl ; do. of 
trees valued, 28T. 
No. 23. — Quit renU and perquiflitei of 
court* of the manor of Cheaworth and 
Sedgwicke, with its righta, members, 
and appurtenances, 287. Value of 
quit rent* duo from the freeholders 
and ouBtomnrr tennnte holding In free 
socage tenure in Horsham. Niithumt, 
and Rusper, 288. John Carrill, of 
Harting, Esq., holds Cheaworth and 
Sodgwioke parks bjr patent from Quoen 
Eliasbutli, in the 44tli year of her 
reign, 268. Conditions of his holding, 
S88. Estimate sommunihui annis, 
288. BentttI of quitrunU in the tjtb- 
ing of Sedgwicke, 288-9. Total per 
annum, M U. Td., 289. In Combe 
tything, 290, tn MnrUpOEt lythlug.SOO. 
Total p«r annum. 5a. In WDmeham 
tjthing or eleewliere. 290. Total of nil 
Iho rente per annum, £S Ts. Hd., 201. 
Court Baron held yearly for this Manor 
at Cbeswortb House, at the will of the 
Lord, 2111. So court kept ijtioe 1GS3, 
201. A relief only of double the rent 
paid at the death of tiM I^ord, 21)1, 
Collector John Carryll, of Harting, 
Esq., 2111. Total of rents and pen]ul. 
«itcB per annum, £7 ()s. Rd. Qiiilruntu 
oF the manor of CliRsworth and Si<dg. 
wlcko, £JTs. Cd, 2HI. 

No. 2*.— Additional _ __ 

surveys of Cheswortli, Colstaple, altd 
Asliley Mills, 2!)2. In these surreys 
no reprise mode for Iiouae boold, Are 
boote. &C., or for rough timber n«o»- 
sary for reparaUoiis,all being rwerved 
and allowed by the patent of Qneco 
Elixabeth to John Carryll, of Hartuig, 
Esq., estimated one year with onotliw 
at £8, 292-3. 

No. 25. — Survey of two tenements in 
Hartfield, known as Cotteaford Hfli 
and OotHwford Forge, 293. Tha 
greater part of this survey destroyed 
by damp, 293. The fltst sheet alnuMt 
entirely destroyed hy a fire al tba 
House of Lords. 293. Theee net- 
eaages or tenements deecribed, 293. 
Eijtimated to consist of 140 acre^ 
valued at £35, 293. Cetera desimt.) 
The sum of the value of both pr«muae 
is £66, 2M. Disoovered by CaptD. 
Christopher Bodtey, 394. 

No. 26.— Manor of Uuddlesirall and tba 
great Park of Lanoaster, with tbedi. 
rights, members, and appurtenance^ 
294. Quitrente of the Manor of Dad- 
dies well in the parishes of Littla 
HorsCcd and Hartfield, 13b. " 
annum, 294. The copyhold _ 
Marenlleld, Suited, Withyham, Hart- 
field, Ra£t Grinetead, and WwUtothljr^ 

] the B 

£3 4 

»rthe b 

■Hi. Theai 


ir pacDitga 

for the running of their mares, oattl^ 
and swine in Ibe some park, an upon 
on average £8 IDs., 294. Tbevaltw 
of the benelit of driving tbo puk Is 
£10. 294. The value of the royri 
fiiihiugi and Gsb|iondi within the soiil 
manor is, one year with nnotlier, £3, 
295. The value of Uie courta and 
perquisites estimated at £41 lSa.4d, 
295. The value of the sheriffs tariM 
court held on Berwicka Commod ia 
Whitsun week is, one year wltl 
auolher, £20, 29S. Lonoasler Qre«_ 
Park, description of, 29G. Ho^ 
abutlM and bounded, — - - 

walk, how eliuated, 207. 
wi»lk, how slluali-'l, 197, 
walk, how siluatt^d. 297. WIuK! 

Linlut' mill ui-ounds. drenriptiom ■ 

- fJj. 


HinillMp wftlk and gronDde. ditto 
Hcrengs and value, 29S. BroHdstone 
WHlk and groundo, do. aoreaga and 
value. 398. Comedeooe walk and 
gruuDdo. do. BoruagH and i&tue, 2D8-9. 
Whltedeaae Lodge and gruimde, do. 
ftoreogo aad value, 399. Tb« Earl of 
Peinbroks, maBler of the game of thia 
and the two oreoedinK valks. 2fl8-9. 
Wbita House, niio* the Chamberlaioe's 
Eouao, dMorijitioD of. aoreage aod 
value. 1911. Sir Hvory Copiptoa 
rangor, 300. This hotue pulled dowo 
and th» rnKteriati disposed of. eilher 
by Bir Henry w ranger, or by the Karl 
of Dorset, oamaaler of the game. K99. 
Warron'a Lodgp. dewriptlon o(, aore- 
age and value, 309. Houaeuwmiiledby 
Biohd, OlbDoa, by pretence of leave 
from Edward Earl of Dorset, 300 Old 
Lodge, dotoription of, acreage and 
value, SIX), In the occapatioD ofllinry 
Ford as an intruder, nbo destroyed the 
pale* and fenoes d[ the land, using 
them OS fuel, H0(1, All ways, Ac,, 
Gonnidered as appurtenant to the boium 
and lands, 8<>0. Franchitcs boloogiug 
to th-' |>ark, H(M). Those lands driven 
when the park la driven, 300. Red 
and fallow dser, 120 in the park, valiii-d 
Bl£130,a01. Woodsniid 

Ualoh in Marcefield, an incroachment, 
301. Estimaled b> be worlli 20s. 
per annum, 301. Widow Hover's 
oottoge in Hartflold, held by per- 
mtuiau of Sir Henry Complon. laW 
ranger. 301. Estimalod to bo worth 
3i. id. per annum. SOI. These 
cottages valued low on account o( 
Ihc DOcnpleri Iwin^puor.SOl. Ulher 
ailtagea encroaebcit, and prejudicial 
1.1 th« park, 301. Therefore not valued, 
aoa. Earl of Dorset's claim by let. 
ters patent under the Seal of the 
Dnobj, dntad Jane Uth !3nd of 
James, 16!S, SCi. The Earl marter 
of the forest and principal master of 
the game in it, 303 ; tor which bu was 
allowe.1 a yearly lae ol £S IGs, lOJd., 
303. He was also keeper and «ur- 
vcf or of the woods, underwoods, lim- 
ber, be,, and stewanl of the honour <if 
the Eagle ; of the Foitet of Ashdoim : 
and Castle of Povcniejr, in:.. Ice., S03 
Ills lease and |Miniuisite» by oopy of 
loltars paiviil from Charlos, datnl 
July Sill. 9tt> year of his relKD. and 
granted for 81 yearH,302. Thi» Earl's 
IvBw of woods granti.'d by the same 
king, 303. Tliis lease void by the 

Earl'a negleot to fulSI itt condition^ 

303. The other paleot also void for 
tlio same reaaon, 353. Beprises— how 
the keopere named hold tbeir several 
patents, whether by depulation from 
the late Earl of Pembroke, 303 Juiat- 
ments (agUtmenb) in the park. SOt. 
Hr Thomas Wood, of UokGeld.feodarr 
and baillSe of the Duchy liberties la 
Peveneej' lUpe, by deputation from the 
Earl of Domett, 304. Inclosuro of 
BuckhunI: Pnrk, in Wilhibam, out of 
tbe Great Park of Lancaster, 301. In- 
closuro of Newnham Park in Buxt«d, 

304. lis aduieasoremeut and value, 
304. Newbridge laudn. in HartQeld, 
304. Their admeasurement and value, 
304. This loo taken and eneloaod out 
orLanDaBterQrcairBrk,d04, Vatohotr 
Lauds in Uareslisld, within the palea 
of the great pork,, in (he tenure and 
occupation of Daniel Itog<en. of Ar- 
dingly, gent., 30e. Admeasurement 
atid value, 305, Manor of Duddlea- 
welt, 306. List of its freehold and 
oopyhold rent*, 306 to SOU. Memor- 
anda, as to couna,»0V-310. Aldermen 
of ttie several hundreds to certify ho* 
many headboroughs there ara lo each 
hundred, 310. CuslomB of the oopy- 
boldera. 310, Do, ol tbe freeholders 
and copyholders of Duddleswell, and 
also of the manor of HaresSeld, 31ft. 
The Fusloms of the park as staled In 
aneient ciutomala as to tbe run of 
cattle In the park, 311. Custom of the 
manors of Duddlcawell and Marestield 
with rcBpect to pannngo, 311. Claim 
uf the free leniinlH as to wood, 311. 
Also allowance of UK) load of marie, 
muilfor the walls, and stone for under- 
pinning their houses, 311, Certain 
tenants of Boxled. Fletefalng, Hor«lod 
Keyoee and Westhothty, claiming to 
have ousloms in the said great park, 
tbough they do not hold of tbcM 
manors, 311. Special grant from ths 
Crown to the tenants holding of Sir 
Thomas Oage as lord of the manor of 
Mareslield, 311. ClaimaofSirThomaa 
Oage in the said park, and upon tha 
commons belonging tott,31[. Aont 
hens, and rent oats received by Sir 
Thomas Qag^ of dircri porsons hold, 
ing lands either in Duddleswell or 
Uareefleld, 312, Bouks pulled down 
by Bir Thomas Complou, as ranger, 
813, Number of cattle oesesKd for 
by all that olaim ouxtom in the Park, 
ai3. Privileges of the six keei>era 
as to the feed of cattle in Uie park. 319- 
Propoaal to sot out ground for tlw 

•f Omfrnttat tim Whte Boob <te- 
iKTol, Mid at tlw SA la lb* While 

'i CMWr, fttkmUf » eUM tMM 

oeca|iM bj » bnllj n 

PbllllM, Col-, ttM Mndoclor ol CImuIm 
II. la ht* Mo^M to Franoa, 10. 

PitmliMch, ui aiitnuioe Inin lb* pwkon 
Ilia foTMt Itow tide, 3fiS. 

f bi, a plot or |(lace. 2^,3. 

Poll D( ttia Huaia* elasUon la 1784, b; 
Unfh Wjratt, El!).. T8. CopjoTthe 
tlU* pagt, 78. Namei of Uia cuidi- 
dalw, T8. 8tal4 of parflu in 
Kiw1*ft4 Kmarallr al Uial tim*, 74. 
Hir notHTtt Walpoia. Uia Ctumplou of 
Itia UouM ut Ilaiiover, iirime ininitter, 
7*. Hl»rul8b«ini'lloUI to Ihe country, 
14. ['ropotml rwiwal of the IteptrnniaJ 
Aut tlio uauw lit toniH aharp iMrll»- 
niuntarf ciililliclti, 7i. Extnwt Troni 
Lonl hlsul<i]|iv'« Uinlory of Eng)*nil, 
nferrlnK to »i(v« ntruggla*, Ti. Eluo- 
tlon about it mnnlli aftorwnnl*, 74. 
The rawilt a majorlLy tor tlie iiilni^lcr, 
71. Whl|[ parly in tlia anceadant in 
SUMx at tliu tltne, 74. Tlie Uiika of 
NewoBMtla actlv« and en«r|{«tio In Eant 
Siiimx In lunport of H\r Robore Wal- 

KIq, 74. Kztraot nt a luttnr from 
i« Dull* on th« lubjaot of the iileotioit, 
Ti. HanDM,mldeiio««,andiiom(>otliHr 

firliouUn of tba four otiidiilatM, 74. 
ha DUtnbtr of votM taoli caiiiliilntc 
oblalii«d, and Hoal raault of the i>oll. 
7C, Numlwr of votM uoutril>iit«il liy 
Mob of tha foiir towuK, Haritliiipi, 
Lewn, Iiri)[hton, anil Chlohwter, nt 
tliU cloailoQi 7t>. Bitraob from the 

Eill book, ra M BO. IiiUueuM i<f tbu 
like of I4uiner««t iu Want Suuax, and 
tliB part ho took In brlogliif about tbe 
nault, 81. Oarrlek** ItMuUfu! oilo on 
Mr. Polhnm, oua of Oii 
thi* olDOliun, 81 

HMton-hy tho Itov. VM 

JJut the Oonqoeit bow iia;— I 
of. 2. Iu Ionia ia later Konaaa 
limea, 1. Tfaa Ooanter pedi^na, a 
and 8. Tbti family Hippoad M lun 
eooK orer with Ibe ConijueniT, 4 Tbe 
oaine on tha Battla Abbey UoU, 4. 
Frater (iuoterua spoken of in the 
Cfaronioan de Hello a« one of the 
monks of Battle Abbey, 1. Bogur 
Gaunter among the Sussei men at tbe 
Dattla of Ajfinoourt, 4. Hu^li Uounttir, 
bic aon, eittabliahed at Ractoo, 4. 
Harried a daugfaler of Hagh mp 
HoweJI. 4. Ufiioe the cruas In Ibeir 
■hiekl of aruu, 4. HU son John 
sojncd at hie death of jiroperty at 
Baolon in l£uT 4. Tbe mSDor ie«ted 
In Arthur, his eldsBt son. 4 and 6, 
How he offended Queen Bliiabeth, &. 
Dudley, Karl of Leicester's career, 5. 
Tragic fkte of Amj- Robsart, 6. Con- 
temporanooufl i^imions, 5. Oolton, 
through whom the otfenoe vas given, 
one of the Dudley's retainera, 5. 
Arthur Qounter incarcerated. G. Bia 
eonfcaeions regarding Lord Kolwrt 
Dudley, in a letter Co Sir WiMiam 
Cecil, G. Uia written submiasion, <L 
Arthur Oounler's seooud ofbnae, 7. Sir 
George Uounler suooeeded Artbur, bli 
fether, 7. Of him but little ia rMonUd, 
7. HiH son and his wife died bsfore 
him, 7. He died at the age of 113,7. Qia 
wife buried in Badou church, 7. 6uo> 
ceeded in the Kftctou oatnie by his 
grandson, Col Oeorge Oounter, 7. Ibe 
Col, awull-hnown CSTulier, 7. Bonrod 
Uharlea L in the i^ivil War, 7 Clareii- 
don calls hiru tliu lucky man. who waa 
tha mean* of Clmrloe Il.'s eeoape to 
kj. Ueurgc (Juunter, Eaq.. and 
lionise Idkiiu prisooera at 
rotOliiohestcr. '. Thoftno 
bl* rideaso. 7. Gconie 
imIoiibI In the nqral 

7. The Cntnller'a bope« darkened 
1 tUo riatlle of Worocater, 8, 
A full Rocnunt KiTen by Col. Iinunior 
«t the KIng'H flight, 8. \V1ioin ho 
mitrried. 8. L'harJca II. concealed in 
Mr. Heala-a house Donr Sallabury. 8. 
The Col. in Lonilon bI the time, S. 
What happened on hii return, 8. Lord 
Wiliunt, aflerwardK the notorioui Earl 
of RoohMler, kt Rooton, 6, What 
pauad betireen Wilmol and the Col., 
8. The result of a long conTeriation 
between them in Witniiit's bcdrnom 
uiion the Klng'e disa<trnuB ailuatinn, 
and the maana of hla eacape, 8. Ura. 
Uountor'a curiosity being anakenod, 
ahu wax put con&denlially in poeaee. 
alon of what waa going on, 9. A 
contld^nccahenerer betrayod,S. Frtim 
that time tlie King'a escape dcpenited 
not a little ou her, U. A boat nut to 
hfl ohtahiod at Emawoiih or Langolono, 
If. (Mti<-rlntervia«Bwilh Wilmottook 
place, H. A Buccemhil pmjwcl at laal 
deviled by Col. Uounter, to go to 
lirigtiton and got a boat there, U. In 
ctfectlng tbii be wax aaoiatod by Ur. 
P. Mansel. a French merchant, lU. 
How it WAii at first put to praotlce, 10. 
The King lodged for the nigtit at Mr. 
ThouM Syiuonis Col. Uountor'a bra- 
ther-in-law, lo. Tha next day he 
ouninienoed hid joumev to Brighton, 
10. The EiDK wac called Ur. Jackson, 
10. SuepiciuD crv&ted from thu abort- 
new) of bis hair, 10. The Eing'« onn 
•ocountof what hap|icaed, 10. That 
the number of boraemeli compriaing 
(he cavalcade might not create sus- 
picion. Col. Gounter diainlued aomc of 
them near Liord Lumley'e with Ifaank«, 

10. He biweolf retired, but attor- 
ward* rejoined tbeni, uuil aocompsniiid 
tiie Kinii lo the place of embarcutioii, 

1 1. Ingratitude one of the cbaracter- 
iatScaofChsrlee's character, I). Pro 
miaee made by bim wfaioh vera 
aflerwarda dia regarded, II. Tliis 
abenn by an unbeedud pMittoa now 
among Uie Stale FaMrs, headed 
"Dumestic, I66I-S," II. Col. Qounlw'a 
wife long Mirvivvil hliu, II. Bhe died 
Iti I GR4, nn<l wa* buried with tlieLr two 
dnuglititrs in B«olon ohuroh, 1 1. 
Qi-iirttc Ciiuiiliir. the Col. 'a Mieoaanor, 
ir.iiiTn..l .I.Khili Nu-..ll, U, He died 
nti.l <i> l>i 1TI8 II. 
■fi. nnied Ijt Sir 

i^ ijiiuuc^I of BaotOQ 

churoh, 11. Through hii only daughter 
the eetotc pas«ed by luarrlnge to the 
re-mnA Gnrl of Dartmouth, la. Hr. 
Richard Hart, Ute ol Ucklidd. con- 
noeted by marriage with the Gounter'e, 
U. The Symona drinking cup In Mr. 
Hart'apoeeetuoD,!!. Dataoftheoburch 
unknown, 19. In the time of Seffrid 
II.. a churoh called ttakington alood 
here, 12. Eccleeia de Itaketon men- 
tioned in Pope Nlcbolaa't TiuuUon, 
Vt. Alauin theNnnn KollB, I!. And 
in the subsidy of the .Ird of Richard 
III,, 12. It wan probably a small 
building, 12. Its preoent walla a purt 
of the original atnicture, 13. Nlgna 
of an ancient rood loft atlll remaining, 
1U. Churoh chancel partly restored 
by Hugh Qounter iu the early part of 
the ICtb century, 1:1. Enel window 
|ier)>cndic;ular, and of live lights, 13. 
ticvcral gonuraliuna of the Ouunler 
family interred in it, 13. Description 
of an altor-loinh of Caen stone to the 
memory of Hugh Oounter and his wife, 
13. Also of a nmral monument of 
painted alabaster, to the memory of 
Sir Qoonre Oounter and his wife. 18. 
Also a mural tomb to the memory of 
Sir Charles Oouoler Nicotl and his 
wife, ly. ilrastesin theDhancsl to the 
memory of other memlwra of Ihe 
Uounter family, 14. Kaipstere of 
baptisms, niatriages, and deHtfas, 14. 
Buni'lloB a reettiry in tba Deanery of 
Boigrove, 14. Patronage for several 
centuries in the Monks of St. Panoraa, 
Lewea, lA. Liat of Inoumbent^ of 
Itacinn and Lordinglon, and of the 
two oon joined, 10 and IG. Old Uacton 
House, a abort dislanue from the 
church ; the Bma running between 
them. 111. Of theoldOuunlerrosidi-nce 
but few vestiges remain, lii. The 
building large, low, and irregular, IU. 
The walls three fecFt thick, Ifi. A 
drawiog of it by Grimm in the Rurrtrtl 
Collection, ll>. Hall omamcotod with 
scrolls and amiurial bearings, 16. 
Avenue of aab pollards from Itaeton 
House to the Chlclieeler road, 17. 
GhjuDler's pool, 17. Incident of a 
man named Pitt, relat«l by Longoroft, 
17, Pitt eieouled in 1808, 18. Lord- 
iogton Houwi. another manorial riiai- 
dunce In Itavtm, 18. Koclon monu- 
ment Of tower, areotod in the middle 
of the iMt ovnlury by the Inat Lord 
nulirax, tor a pleaxurc boose, 19. The 
pruapi-ol from it beautiful, l!>. How 
doBCribed by a -ilssex poet, IS. 
Itauiun munwueutKl insc^^onl^ 314, 

Bucloa, oalled Rocbitone in Domeadaj ; 

anil deacribed u in the Uundred of 

GuiiJeDDtroJ, 3. 
Talustioa in the Confessor's time, 2. 
Altlwugh the DSTDe bu a Latin tenni- 

natiua Bometimes given loit. no tnuiea 

of RomSQ oooupation lo be discovered 

EactoD, writMo Rackiogtone in 1204. IS. 
Baclon, with Lordington anneied, in the 

patroaagB of Ihe Deso and Chapter of 

Chicbeeier, 16. 
Of RactoQ HdUBO, in il« uioient etnte. 

tbere is a drawing bf Grim among Sir 

WUliam Bum 11 'b MS S., IS. 
Bookwood, in Raolon, 9. 
Bojal Armit, in Btucoo, upon a large 

•cale, in an upper room of on old 

boiuc in Raolon, 10. 
From this it haa been conjectured tliat 

Oharles 11. might hove jiaesed one 

night there on hie wuj to Brighton, 


mubcture oF, 4 Nb. and Qs., 

Soobell'a Acts snd Ordinnnoes. 217-18. 

SI. Pancrai Friory at Lcwee, iliMiovery 
at, II Nb. and Qh., SSS. 

Steele-forge, a forge where il««l was 
made oa AahdovFOc Fortnt, £09. 

Stone implementM in South <^frica, 9 Nt. 
and Qs., 236. 

BiiBiei lokenB of tbe teventeeali eentury, 
enquiry for inforniHlion ot, IONb. and 
Q«, 3-26. 

A SuMei Oentteman, domeatio habits 
and mode of life of, by tbe Evv. 
Edward Tumor, SG. Extracts from 
DIarleB of Uie Staploya of Itlukalcad 
Place, already given. 30. Alao of Mr. 
Timothy Burrell, of OckvodoDi Cuck- 
tleld. byM:r,Blenoawe,8(>. Tbewriter't 
reasons for giving onoUicr paper on 
the same subject, 87. The diderence 
in the habitis of life between the 
periods of Charlea I. and n. and the 
present time not so different aa goner- 
nlly imngined, 87. How the fiuseex 
Bquira of the eeventt'enlh century 
poBsed bis day, UT. How bis menljt 
wers arranged, ond of whnt they coo- 
sistcd, ae. Tea loo dear to bo much 
uBfid. Its, Breskfasia very much njma 
the Elizabethan system, 88. Hunting 
and shooting the Cnroilan Bqulre'B 
prinntpal amusements, aH-9. Sussex 
famed for its breed of tpnoiela, 311, 

Charaoteriailos of the geimliMdoKi'M. 
Regret at ila loas, 3'J. The annual 
consumption of beer nt Hickslead in 
the Slapley's time very considerable, 
89. "A cellar full of ale and beer" 
one of the poetical attrlhnies of the 
6ne old English gentleman. 39. Tbe 
Sussex gentry remarkable for their 
genuine hoepltatity, 89. Beer the 
chief article of consumption, in tbe 
mutter of drink, at all meals. iO. This 
shown by tbe earlier dramatists, 40. 
Quotations in proof of this, 40. The 
great tithes of Stoughlon given by St. 
Richard, Bishop of Cbicbosler. to the 
Cathedral Canons, to find them in ale. 
Wine but little nsed by tbe SuBsez 
yeomanry at the period under oonsi- 
doration, 10. Sack tbe favonrlte 
beverage, 40. But even for this there 
are but few entries of payments In the 
Hioksteod accounts. 40. Clarat the 
wine usually drunk, 40. Moat con- 
Riirned generally killed in the house, 
and an exchange made with a neigh- 
bour in tbe summer months, 10. This 
shown by frequent entries of Buch ez- 
ohunges, 40-1. Game of all kinds 
plinitiful nt Uiokstead, 41. For fuel 
tbe Hickst«ail Squire independent of 
tbe coal merchant. 41. Wood enough 
cut on bis own estates lo supply bis 
own Qr«, and to Sparc, 41. Mr.'Hmo- 
thy Burrell one of his cunomers, to 
tbe annual amount of many hundred 
cords, 41. Wages of servantB, both 
male and female, lo' ; and many 
kept. 41 . Instances of great lengtli of 
»crvitude,41 . A comparison ol the prices 
of articles of consnmplion, then and 
nan, which they enable us to make, 
tbe chief value of these diaries, 43. An 
account of the two Anthony Btapleya, 
fntlier aud eon, to vihoeB account 
hooks I am indebted for the infonna* 
tiou my paper eooiaina, 42, Of what 
the elder Anthony's family consisted, 
4S. Karly in life he himself studied 
the law, and hooce called Ur, Juslioe 
Stapley, 43. This be gave uu at hla 
father's death, and farmed his own 
home eelAte instead, 42. Hloksteed, 
in its present state, the remains of % 
much Inrger houea. 43. Hiokstead 
Place de«ribod, 48. The houaefaOMd 
for it« carved oak fittings, 43, The 
bdlding cnllcd " the Cutle" dneribcd, 
4,1. Ulustratlon explained, 44, An> 
thony sinplcy prohnbly bom in 1804, 
1*. He died lo Ifiri?, 44. FKmiir 
relations and oonDeotions i>pofcen of In 
the account books, 4S. UoDammt In 

nmnhiim Chiiroli to tiio memory of 
the wife of Thomos Delves, gtnbia hur 
to bfliteaconded from th6 Sussex rainil.r 
or Staple}', 16. The old Panuel HoU 
orTwinnham Cborchyard, 4Q. MsinO' 
miduir. showing the price of different 
kiiul^ of meat ntther earlier tbnn the 
(latoottlicSlBplGj'BcoountB.KS. Lines 
ebowing the different prices of wheat 
and egge, lH. Prices of wheat, peas, 
o^ and iMirlej in IGfl-i, 4(1. De- 
ficiency of the uieans of education 
At this lime, 4G-T. Noles rerorring to 
the education ol Um juvenile Stapleya, 
tT-S. Wogva paid lo Bervante at 
Hiukslead, 43-9. Wastes at a later 
period, 49. Bipense of clothing, 60-1, 
ThelwoMr. StapleysBssportamen.SI. 
Allusions to riding horses and brood 
marsB, 53'3. AlsotohorsDSsnd cattle 
taken in to keep, 53. Of meat oon- 
•umed in the houae the ((uaritity tutu- 
ni^inglr large, GS. Entries sliowinfi; 
the prioe of luvat in IGTS, 54. Mnlt 
account, G4. Average congumptioii of 
malt at Hiokslewl previous to 1T4t;,G5. 
Hops extensively grmin in and about 
Twinebam, 65. Beer much esteemed 
for its Military properties, E!>. Halt 
made of different kinds of grain, &B. 
Beoeipt for brewing "good songle beer," 
from the ■' Chronicles of London." 56. 
At UicksteHd some atock of wine kept, 
5S. " Mortified claret" a favourite 
bevernge, 5i>. Tbe Oningers of Sia- 
plefield Common, 5G. Tiutci paid, ST. 
Lean stock bought, 6T'S. Fat stock 
Mid hy the senior Mr. Staptey, 69. 
Do, by hie son in 1730, 00-1. Hick- 
stead remarkable for its fine tiiuber, 
Gl. Aovonnt ol underwood and timber 
cut and sold, St to 63. Price of the 
labour of bricklayers and carpenters 
in IC4G, 63. Account of rents re- 
: oelved, C4. Beee, to thrive, it pur- 
chased, should bo paid for with gold 

64. Medical payments, 65. Bleeding 
general in the son's day, CS. Why 
bleeding in the foot was practised, 

65. Lenlhem bottles at this Umo In 
common use in Sussex, 66. A Hick- 
stead bottle of this kind, SS-G. Farsels 
of land liable to make and maintain 
Hooker's Bridge. 08. Do. do. Herring's 
Bridge, 66. Head borough's lands, 66. 
The Quaker'^, burial plare, and ttadi- 
tion of ila origin, 07. Herring's 
Clnppors made, 1718, 8T. Herring's 
bridge tlio same; CT. Origin of 
Clappers, itS. Cost of new shingling 
Twiuehnin churob, In ITSO, 6S. Other 
memoranda, 69 - "0. CnproEtable 



Small urn, or fictile vessel, found near 
Olyndc, account of, iiy the Itev. W. 
Dc St. Croix, 1^2. Graves discovered 
near the Olyndc Station notici'd in I 
vol. IX , p.AV, S3. By falls of chalk 
more graves have since been exposed i 
to view, S3. Position of tliese graves I 
nut surfooo marked, S2. Discomlbls | 
only by the fall of the underlying 
ebalk, 82. Bones often found among I 
tbo chalk so falling, 8S. The site of | 
existing graves seldom marked, 83, 
The KnivDs, an etching of which ii 
given in ibu vol. above referred t 

diacnvereil, 83. The little Sclile vessel 
about to be described brought lo light 
in this way, 82 It was much broken j 
by the fall, Si. Repaired by Mr. 
Newington, one of the proprietors of 
the works, 1^2. Aftorwank) etched by ■ 
Mr Fisher, of Lewes, its exact eiie. . 
83. 8uppos(<d, from its shape and 
sixc, to be held, when made, in the left 
bao<l, and moulded witli the right, 88. 
The vessDl unusually small and thin, 
fiS. Its sbajie very InartiBtio, 88. 
Probably of Anglo-Saxon manufac- 
ture, an. Mr, Iloach Smith thinks of an 
early date of this stylo, 8D. A similar 
vcsul Sgured in Douglas's " Nicuia 
Brilannica," p. 9, 83. A vessel tnueh 
resembling it given In Neville's 
" tiaion Obsequies," K3. No orna- 
mental device upon it, 84, Tbu ceme- 
tcrjr oliviously Anglo-Saxon, 84. Tba 
knives of a oorrcapunding |ieriod, H. 
The iDhumaUon being entire an 
additional proof, 84. No wariike 
implements being found a proof that 
the interments were of people rude and 
poor, 84. A tumulus near at hand 
called Gill's Grave, S4. Its form and 
outliuea iodiatinct^ 84. An ealuary 
existed here, 84. 

Vermin killed, payments for, from the 

oburob rates, IIS, 
Tiniball, an ancient resldenoo of tbo 

Dunki, inWaUington, 1k;i, 

2 ^v 




Westbourne, 7 Ns. and Qs., 324. 

Winchclsea, further notices of. by W. D. 
Cooper, Eb(]., 20. Object of the paper 
to make the history of thid Cinque 
Port more complete, 20. Ships, 20. 
A shipbuilding yard in the old town, 
20. Also a station for the King's 
ships, 20. Two King*s galleys here in 
120iS, commanded by Alan and Walter 
Scott, Vincent de Hastings, and 
Wymond of Wiuchelsea, 20. In May, 
1226, bailiffs required to send five 
sloops to Portsmouth for the King's 
service, 20. Others directed to be 
sent to Dover, 20. In June of the 
same year two barges went to Ports- 
mouth to release two other barges, 
20. Its shipwrights so noted, that 
one was sent to Portsmouth to repair 
a King's vessel there, 20. On the 
port6men*B services, 20. Bailiff ordered 
to arrest ships in, or entering^ the 
harbour, 21. To impress all ships 
coming into the port, 21. And to 
cause one of the King's galleys to go 
to Witsaund to bring to Dover Aleanor 
of Provence, who became Queen, 21. 
Other arrangements for the safe keep- 
ing of the galleys, 21. Sailors pressed 
for the King's galley at Rye, and to 
take ships £rom their port to carry 
the Queen to join her husband abroad, 
22. The town to send a fishing boat 
to foreign parts to make enquiries 
about certain rumours, 22. Also to 
provide two well-prepared ships for 
the King's seryice in examining the 

Spanish ooast, 22. On the importance 
of the port, and value of the advice of 
the portsmen, 22. How shown, 22. 
Entries in the reign of King John, 
22. Winchelsea hastening to destruc- 
tion in the time of Henry III., 23. 
Still important for the importation of 
wine, &c., 23. Events connected with 
this trade, 23-4. In 1232 orders given 
for soldiers landed to be detained, 25. 
Other orders to the same effect, 25 . 
Wine trade regulations, 25-6. In 1255 
wine prominent among the imports, 
26. A supply of fish required from 
the town for the King's table, 27. The 
kinds of fish supplied, 27. Alarming 
state of the town at this time from sea 
encroachments, 27. How they were 
enabled to make a quay, 27. And 
otherwise to protect the town, 28. 
Proclamations addressed to the 
bailiffe, and to what they referred, 
28. Names of persons connected with 
the old town, 29. Proceedings for 
which the portsmen were famous, 29. 
Their unruly proceedings, 30. Their 
quarrels with the men of Tarmouth,30. 
(jhodfrey's chantry, 31. Value of lands 
belonging to this chantry, and in 
whose tenure they are, 31. Reprises, 
32. Mayors of Winchelsea from 1421 
to 1751, 33 to 35. In 1662 Collins, a 
cousin of Taylor, the water poet, 
Mayor, 35. 

Withyham monumental slab, 3 Ns. and 
Qs., 320. 

Woughton, juxta Lewes, 8 Ns. and Qs., 


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Page 208, line 7, for Wallingf ord rvoa Lambonme. 
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