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List op Officers vii 

Rules ix 

Report of the Committee for the Year 1888 xiii 

Statement op Accounts xv 

List op Honorary Members, with Dates of Election xvii 

List of Members, with Dates of Admission to the Society xix 

Corresponding Societies xxxi 

Heraldry and Sussex Monuments. By J, Lewis Andre, Esq. 1 
On the Origin op the Arms of Some Sussex Families. 

(Second Series). By W, Smith Ellis, Esq 17 

A Calendar op the Deeds and other Documents in the 
Possession on the Sussex Archaeological Society. 

Compiled by E, H, W, Dunhin, Esq 39 

Appendix to Ditto 108 

Recent Arch^ological Discoveries in the Eastbourne 
District. By H, Michell Whitley, F,O.S., Hon. Sec. Royal 

Institution of Cornwall Ill 

Notes on the Ridge Family, being Some Extracts prom '^ A 
Book of Memorandoms kept by William Ridge," 1715- 
1785 ; AND Some Additional Notes relating to the 

Ridge Family, 1707-1843. By John Sawyer 116 

Some Notes on the Grover Family. By W. Smith Ellis, Esq. 133 
On the Traditional Site of a Town in the Parish of Pen- 
hurst. By the Eev. Edward H. R. Tatham, Rector oj 

WelUwith'Claxhy, Lincolnshire 139 

Inscriptions in the Church and Churchyard of Lindfibld, 
Co. Sussex. Transcribed (in May, 1887) by Alfred 
Ridley Bax, Esq., Hon. Local Sec. for Streatham, Surrey 
ArchcBological Society 161 



CoMHUiTiOATED TO THE SooiBTT BT the Right Hou, the Earl 

of Chichester 178 

Notes and Quebies : — 

Arme of the County of Sussex 177 

The Fitzalan Pedigree 183 

Roman Chichester 185 

Bosham Park, A.D. 1306, d^ Ed. I. 185 

Subsidy Roll for Sussex, A.D. 1327, 1 Ed. III. Preserved 

in the Record Office^ Chancery Lane 186 

Subsidy Roll for Sussex, 14-15 Hen. VIIL, A.D. 1522-3. 

The Hundred of Bosham 186 

Notes on a Medioeval Crucifix at Coombes. (With Illustration) 188 
Abstract of a Deed fl8 Edw. II.) relating to Newlimber, 

Sussex 189 

Calendar of Deeds belonging to the Sussex Archaeological 

Society. — Addendum 190 

Curious Custom at Guestling, Sussex 190 

Aldingbourne Church 191 

Ancient Chapel at Lidsey 193 

Discovery of Cinerary Urns at Alfriston 193 

ArchcBological Discovery at Southover, Lewes 194 

Roman Coin found near Lewes.. 195 

Interesting Archceological Discovery near Brighton 195 

Ancient Coins found near Eastbourne 196 

A Bit of Old Brighton 196 

The Bells of Southover Church 197 

Sussex Public Libraries 198 

Plans of Hurstmonceux Castle .*. 199 

Local Presentation to the Society s Museum ^ 199 

^^ Sussex Archaeological Collections^^ 199 

Index : — General 203 

„ of Persons 217 

„ of Sussex Place Nam^s 221 

JANUARY, 1889. 

Stt«5cx ^tc|)aeolofitcal ^Soctetg. 



























C. G. S. FOLJAMBE, ESQ., M.P., F.S.A. 











Fbancis Babchabd, Esq., Horsted Fiace, Uckfidd, 
Henby Griffith, Esq., F.S.A., Montpellier Lodge, Brighton. 

Gbo. Molineux, Esq., Old Batik, Lewes. 


mWox Of dtOlUttiOM. 
Henby Gbiffith, Esq., F.S.A., 47, Old Steyne, Brighton. 

3^on. aturator anli Ettirartaii* 

Chables Taylob Phillips, Esq., 2, St. Ann's Villas, Lewes. 

(Slttttl fiSLtmttxn of OTotntntttee* 

Captain F. W. T. Attbee, E.E. 

T. St. Legbb Blaauw, Esq., J. P. 

J. G. Bbaden, Esq. 

SOMEBS Clabke, Jun., Esq., F.S.A. 

Chas. E. Clayton, Esq. 

Rev. W. a. St. John Deabsley. 

Aldebman Joseph Fabncombb. 

John Clay Lucas, Esq., F.S.A. 

Rev. Chancellob Pabish. 

Latteb Pabsons, Esq. 

C. Leeson Pbince, Esq., P.R.A.S. 

Rev. p. de Putbon, M.A. , j. 

W. A. Rapeb, Esq. 

F. E. Sawyeb, Esq., F.S.A. '« 

G. A. Wallis, Esq., J.P. k 
Rev. R. F. Whistleb, M.A. 

OWerft ani OtoUector* 

Mb. John Sawyeb, the Society's Library, Lewes Castle, 
Who is authorised to receive Subscriptions, and to whom all communications 
respecting Unpaid Subscriptions and the delivery of Volumes should be addressed. 
Attendance will be given at the Library on Tuesdays from Two till Five, 


Rev. G. a. Clabkson, M.A Amberley. 

Geo. p. Holmes, Esq Worthing. 

Henby Gbiffith, Esq., F.S.A 47, Old Steyne, Brighton. 

Rev. F. H. Abnold, LL.B Bmsworth. 

W. Bobbeb, Esq., M.A., F.L.S Cowfold. 

Thomas S. Byass, Esq., M.D Cuckfield. 

Mb. H. M. Emaby Eastbourne.. 

Geo. Fbedebice Bubb, Esq., M.S.A., F.S.Sc. Hastings. 

3. Lewis AndbiS:, Esq Horsham. 

Chables James Daintbey, Esq Market Place, Petworth. 

W. Dawes, Esq WannocJc, Eye. 

William Hamilton Hall, Esq High Street, JJckfiM. 

Mb. Hebbebt E. Snbwin Baric Boad, Worthing. 


1. The Society shall be called the " Sussex Archaeological Society," 
and shall avoid all topics of religious or political controversy, and shall 
remain independent of, though willing to co-operate with, similar societies 
by friendly communication. 

2. Every candidate for admission shall be proposed by one Member, 
and seconded by another, and elected by the Committee by ballot at any 
of their meetings. One black ball in five to exclude. 

3. The Committee shall have power to elect as an Honorary Member 
any person (including foreigners) likely to promote the interests of the 
Society. Such Honorary Member shall not pay any entrance fee or sub- 
scription, shall not exercise the privilege of an ordinary Member as to 
voting at the meetings or the proposal of candidates, and shall be subject 
to re-election annually. 

4. The annual subscription shall be ten shillings payable on admis- 
sion, and afterwards on the 1st day of January in each year. Eight pounds 
may be paid in lieu of the annual subscription, as a composition for life. 

5. All Members shall on their election pay an entrance fee of ten 

6. Every new member shall have his election notified to him by the 
Clerk, and shall be required to remit the amount due from him to the 
Treasurer, George Molineux, Esq., Old Bank, Lewes, within one month 
of his election. 

7. No Member shall participate in any of the benefits of the Society 
until he shall have paid his subscription, and, if a new Member, his 
entrance fee. 

8. If the sum due from a new Annual Member under the preceding 
Rules be not paid within one month from the date of his admission, if he 
be in the United Kingdom — or if abVoad, within two months — the Com- 
mittee shall have power to erase his name from the list of Members ; but 
they shall have power to reinstate him on his justifying the delay to their 

9. The name of every Member failing to pay his subscription due on 
the Is. January in each year shall be placed in the Barbican on the 1st 
March ; and if the subscription be not paid on or before the 1st August, 


if the defaulter shall be resident in Great Britain or Ireland, or within 
one month after his return, if he shall have been abroad, he shall cease to 
be a Member of the Society, and his name shall he erased from the books, 
unless he can justify the delay to the satisfaction of the Committee. 
Any Member intending to withdraw his name from the Society shall give 
notice in writing to the Clerk on or before the 1st January of his intention 
to do so, otherwise he shall be liable for the current year's subscription. 

10. As the payment of his subscription will entitle a Member to enjoy 
every benefit of the Society, so it will distinctly imply his submission to 

the Rules for the time being in force for the government of the Society, j 

11. Two General Meetings of the Society shall be held in each year. 
The first general meeting shall be held on the Thursday preceding Lady 
Day at the Barbican, Lewes Castle, at 12.30, when the Committee 
shall present their annual report and accounts for the past year, and not 
less than 12 members shall be elected to act on the Committee for the 
succeeding year, any prepensed alteration of the Rules shall be considered, ; 
and other business shall be transacted. The second general meeting shall 

be held on the second Thursday in August, at some place rendered ; 

interesting by its antiquities or historical associations. i 

1^. A Special General Meeting may be summoned by the Honorary i 

Secretaries at such place as the Committee may determine on the re- 
quisition in writing of Five Members, or of the President, or two Vice- 
Presidents specifying the subject to be brought forward for considera- 
tion at such meeting, and that subject only shall be then considered and 
resolutions passed thereon. 

13. At all Meetings of the Society or of- the Committee the resolu- 
tions of the majority present and voting, shall be binding. j 

14. No alteration shall be made in the Rules except at the General j 
Meeting in March. No proposed alteration shall be considered unless i 
four months' previous notice thereof in writing shall have been given to | 
the Committee. No subject shall be discussed more than once in each \ 
year, except with consent of the Committee. ' 

15. Meetings for the purpose of reading papers and the exhibition of ! 
antiquities may be held at such times and places as the Committee may / 

16. All the affairs of the Society shall be managed by a Committee. 
a. The Committee shall consist of the President, Vice-Presidents, 

the Honorary Secretaries, the Treasurer, the Honorary Curator and 
Librarian, the Local Honorary Secretaries, and not less than 12 Members 
(who shall be elected at the General Meeting in March). 


b. The Committee shall meet at Lewes Castle on the Thursdays 
preceding the usual Quarter Days, at 12 o'clock, and at such other times 
as the Hon. Secretaries may determine. Three Members of the Com- 
mittee shall form a quorum. 

c. The Committee shall at their first meeting after the Annual Meet- 
ing in March appoint a sub-committee to manage the financial depart- 
ment of the Society's affairs. Such sub-committee shall at each quarterly 
meeting of the General Committee submit a report of the liabilities of 
the Society, when cheques signed by three of the Members present shall 
be drawn on the Treasurer for the same. The accounts of the Society 
shall be submitted annually to the examination of two auditors who shall 
be elected by the Committee from the general body of the Members of 
the Society. 

d. The Committee shall at their first meeting after the Annual 
Meeting in March appoint an Editor of the Society's Volume, and 
the Editor so appointed shall report the progress of the Volume at the 
Quarterly Meetings of the Committee. 

e. The Committee may appoint any Member Local Secretary for the 
town or district where he may reside, in order to facilitate the collection 
of accurate information as to objects of local interest ; such Local Secre- 
taries shall heex-oMcio Members of the Committee. 


The Committee, in presenting the report of the proceedings of the 
Sussex Archaeological Society for 1888, congratulate the Members 
upon the satisfactory condition of the Society, and upon the progress 
made during the past year. 

The Annual Meeting on August the 9th was generally considered 
one of the most successful that has taken place for some years. The 
day's proceedings included visits to Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst, 
and Scotney Castle. The carriage drive from Tunbridge Wells, 
passing through most varied and picturesque scenery, was much 
enjoyed, the weather being exceptionally fine. At Bayham the 
Members and their friends were met by the Marquis of Camden, who 
threw open the house for their inspection. The beautiful and care- 
fully-preserved ruins of the Abbey (which had not been visited by the 
Society since 1858) were examined with very great interest, and a 
paper upon the Architectural History of this once flourishing Priory 
was read by W. H. St. John Hope, Esq., M.A., F.S.A. This paper, 
in a slightly altered form, will, it is hoped, find a place in a subse- 
quent volume of the Society's Collections. 

The Annual Dinner took place at Lamberhurst, under the presi- 
dency of Edward Hussey, Esq., who afterwards welcomed the com- 
pany to Scotney Castle, where that gentleman read a paper upon the 
history of that beautiful and romantic place. Before leaving, the 
visitors were invited to partake of tea. 

The thanks of the Committee are tendered to G. Abbott, Esq., and 
others who contributed to promote the success of the meeting. 

During the past year the Society has lost by death several Members 
who for many years were prominently associated with its manage- 
ment. Reference should be made in this connection to the sudden 
and lamented decease of the Rev. Prebendary C. Heathcote Campion, 
M.A., Rector of Westmeston, from the effects of an accident while 
riding on October 8th, at the advanced age of 74. From its establish- 
ment, in 1846, he was a member of the Committee of the Society ; he 
was a valued contributor to its Collections, a kind and good friend at 
all times, and was also one of the Honorary Secretaries, having been 
elected to that office at a Special Greneral Meeting of the Members on 


June 2l8t, 1888. Another prominent Member of the Society, who 
also passed away during 1888, was Robert Crosskey, Esq., J.P. 
Joining the Society in 1857, Mr. Crosskey was for many years a 
member both of the Finance and Greneral Committees. He also filled 
the office of Honorary Curator and Librarian. His death occurred on 
November 9th (at the age of 60 years), while at Grasse, in France. 
Mr. Crosskey always manifested a warm interest in the welfare of 
the Society, and the Committee desire to place upon record their sense 
of the loss it has sustained by his lamented death. Mention should 
also be made of the loss of another member of the Committee, Major 
Warden Sergison, J.P., who died on July 16th, after a short illness. 
Among other old and valued Members of the Society who passed 
away during the year was the Rev. Thomas Agar Holland, M.A., 
Rector of Poynings, who died on October 18th, at the very advanced 
age of 86. The rev. gentleman was one of the original Members of 
the Society, and a contributor to its Collections. 

At a meeting of the Committee, held in December last, Charles 
Taylor Phillips, Esq., was unanimously chosen as Honorary Curator 
and Librarian 'j^o temp., and the thanks of the Committee are due to 
that gentleman for the services he has so zealously rendered in pro- 
moting the interests of the Society. Thanks are also due to E. H. W. 
Dunkin, Esq., for his valuable services in compiling the Calendar of 
Deeds, which will be found at page 39 of this volume. It has been 
suggested that it would be desirable to form a collection of portraits 
of " Sussex Worthies," and also a Loan Collection of objects of anti- 
quarian interest, the rooms over the Society's Reading-Room and 
Library to be utilized for these purposes. It is hoped that the 
Members will co-operate with the Committee so as to enable them to 
carry out these suggestions. 


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1872. Arnold, Rev. F. H., ll.b., Hermitage, Emsworth. 

1867. Bruce, Rev. J. Collingwood, ll.d., f.s.a., 2, Framlington Place, Newcastle* 

1860. Campkin, H., Esq., f.s.a., 112, Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London. 
1885. Hoffman, Dr. W. J., Smithsonian Institution, Washington, United States. 
1883. Hope, William Henry St. John, Esq., m.a., f.s.a., Burlington House, 

Piccadilly, w. 
1858. Nottingham, The Right Rev. the Bishop Suffragan of, d.d., f.s.a., 

Leasingham Rectory, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. 

1863. Smith, Chas. Roach, Esq., f.s.a.. Temple Place, Strood by Rochester. 
1850. Spurrell, Rev. P., m.a., Faulkboum Rectory, Witham, Essex. 

1864. Semichon, Mons. Ernest, Avocat. 

1889. Tupper, Mr. Richard, Bignor, near Pulborough, Sussex. 



1883. *Abadie, Col. H. R., The Members Mansions, Victoria Street, London, s.w. 

1887. Abbott, George, Esq., m.e.c.s.. The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells (Hon. Sec. 

Tunbridge Wells Natural History and Antiquarian Society). 

1868. Abergavenny, The Marquis of, k.g., Eridge Castle, Tunbridge Wells. 

1862. Ade, Mr. J. S., Milton Court, Arlington, Sussex. 

1869. Alchin, John, Esq., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells. 

1869. *Alexander, W. C, Esq., Aubrey House, Camden Hill, Kensington. 

1888. Allen, Herbert J., Esq., 54, Cambridge Road, Brighton. 
1874. *Andr6, J. L., Esq., Sarcelles, Hurst Road, Horsham. 
1877. *Arbuthnot, W. R., Esq., Flaw Hatch, West Hoathly. 
1886. Ardley, William, Esq., 61, Buckingham Road, Brighton. 

1871. Arnold, E., Esq., White Hall, Chichester. 

1886. Ashburnham, Right Hon. Earl of, Ashbumham Place, Battle. 

1864. Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, London, s.w. 

1868. Attenborough, Rev. W. F., Fletching Vicarage, Uckfleld. 

1876. *Attree, Captain F. W. T., b.e.. Royal Engineers, Chatham. 

1885. Attree,G., Esq., 5, Richmond Terrace, Brighton. 
1852. Auckland, Mrs., School Hill, Lewes. 

1857. *Bacon, Rev. Thomas, 3, Lyall Street, London, s.w. 

1858. Bailey, Rev. Canon Henry, d.d.. Rectory, West Tarring. 

1887. Baker, H. M., Esq., Briarfield, Laton Road, Hastinj^s. 

1882. Banister, F. Dale, Esq., M. Inst.C.E., Stonehouse, Forest Row, Sussex. 

1865. *Banks, Rev. G. W., Rectory, Worth. 

1870. Barchard, Elphinstone, Esq., m.a., Duddleswell, Uckfleld. 
1867. Barchard, Francis, Esq., Horsted Place, Uckfleld. 

1879. *Barron, E. J., Esq., f.s.a., 10, Endsleigh Street, Tavistock Square, London. 

1870. Bartlett, Rev. W. A., Vicarage, Wisborough Green, Billinghurst. 

1872. Bart-telot, Colonel Sir W. Barttelot, Bart., c.b., m.p., Stopham, Pulborough. 

1857. *Barttelot, Brian B., Esq., Ditton, Torquay. 

1867. Barwell, Rev. A. H. S., Clapham Rectory, Worthinff. 

1887. Bastick, Mr. Richard, 108, St. James's Street, Brighton. 

1858. Battye, Rev. W. Wilberforce, Hever Rectory, Edenbridge, Kent, 

1863. *Baxter, Wynne E., Esq., f.g.s., f.b.g.s., Lewes. 

1871. Beard, S., Esq., Rottingdean. 
1852. Beard, Miss Matilda, Rottingdean. 

1886. Belcher, Rev. B., M.A., Vicarage, Bodiam, Hawkhurst. 
1886. Belcher, Rev. T. Hayes, School House, Brighton College. 

1880. Bennett, Rev. Prebendary F. G., The Prebendal House, Chichester. 
1882. Bennett-Fletcher, Mrs. A. B., Carisbrooke Villa, Upper Tulse Hill, s.w. 

1889. Beynon, Rev. F., Alfriston Vicarage, Berwick, Sussex. 

1877. Bigg, E. F., Esq., Slaugham, Horsham. 

1882. Birchell, Capt. Basil Heme Harper, f.r.g.8., Upperton Villa, Eastbourne. 

1882. Bishop, M. H., Esq., 3, Grosvenor Road. Westminster, s.w. 

1860. Blaauw, T. St. Leger, Esq., J.P., Beechland, Newick, Sussex. 


1871. Blaber, C. O., Esq., Haywards Heath, Sussex. 

1882. Blaker, Arthur Becket, Esq., Beechwood, Lewes. 

1881. Blaker, Rev. Cecil Renshaw, m.a.. Turners Hill, Crawley. 

1882. Blaker, Evelyn Borrer, Esq., Great Strode, Beaminster, Dorset. 
1887. Blaker, Mr. Frederick, Warwick Street, Worthing. 

1871. Blakiston, Rev. Ralph Milburn, f.s.a., 7, Sydenham Road, Croydon. 

1846. Blencowe, J. G., Esq., Bineham, Chailey. 

1871. Blew, Rev. W. J., m.a., 6, Warwick St., Pall Mall, London, s.w. 

1862. Bloxam, Rev. J. Rouse, d.d., Seeding Priory, Hurstpierpoint. 
1873. Blunt, W. S., Esq., Crabbet Park, Worth, Three Bridges. 

1878. Bonnick, H., Esq., Lewes. 

1846. Borrer, Rev. Canon Carey IT., m.a., Hurstpierpoint. 

1846. Borrer, W., Esq., M.A., P.L.S., Cowfold, Horsham. 

1863. *Borrer, Lindfield, Esq., Henfteld, Sussex. 
1882. Bourdillon. P. W., Esq., Rother Lea, Midhurst. 

1848. Bowles, Rev. Prebendary F. A., m.a.. Singleton, Chichester. 

1863. *Boxall, W. P., Esq., J.P., Belle Vue Hall, Brighton. 

1887. Brabourne, Lord, Smeeth Paddocks, Ashford, Kent ; and 3, Queen Anne 

Gate, Westminster. 

1869. Braden, J. G., Esq., Lewes. 

1889. Bray, Mr. John, 13, South Colonnade, St. Leonai'ds-on-Sea. 

1852. *Bridger, E. K., Esq., Berkeley House, Hampton, Middlesex. 
1857. Bridges, Rev. Canon A. H., Beddington House, Croydon. 
1882. Brix, Mons. Camille de, 65, Rue Henri Kolb, Lille. 

1888. Brooke, Edward, Esq., Ufiford Place, Woodbridge. 

1863. Brown, J. Ellman, Esq., Buckingham Lodge, Shoreham. 

1873. Browne, H. S. Doughty, Esq., Tilgate Forest Lodge, Crawley. 

1879. Browell, Rev. J., Cowfold Vicarage, Horsham. 

1889. Brydare, Henry G., Esq., Petworth. 

1864. Buck, Rev. W. H. M., Vicarage. Seaford. 
1863. Buckell, Leonard, Esq., m.d., Chichester. 
1881. Burder, Mrs. Ellen, Park Dale, Battle. 

1881. Burr, G. F., Esq., m.s.a.,, 27, Havelock Road, Hastings. 

1853. Burton, Alfred, Esq., St. Leonards-on-Sea. 

1870. Butler, Rev. J. B. M., Maresfteld Rectory, Uckfteld. 
1867. Byass, Thos. S., Esq., m.d., Marshalls, Cuckfield. 

1874. Calvert, Rev. T., f.s.a., 16, Albany Villas, Hove. 
1888. Campion, Rev. W. J. H., Keble College, Oxford. 
1870. Campion, W. H., Esq., Danny Park, Hurstpierpoint. 
1863. Card, Mr. H., Lewes. 

1866. Cardale, Rev. E. T., Uckfield. 

1886. Carr-Lloyd, James Martin, Esq., Lancing Manor, Lancing. 

1866. Carter, Bonham W., Esq., Reform Club, Pall Mall, s.w. 

1863. Cass, Rev. C. W., 68, Cadogan Place, London, s.w. 

1879. Catt, C. W., Esq., 62, Middle Street, Brighton. 

• 1882. Catt, Miss Caroline, Meeching Place, Newhaven. 

1860. Chambers, G. F., Esq., North Field Grange, Eastbourne. 

1888. Champneys, Rev. F. W., Bayham Old Abbey, Lamberhurst, Kent. 

1882. Chetwynd, Rev. Charles R. B., Bracknell. 

1862. *Chetwynd, Hon. Mrs. Charles, Gothic Lodge, Worthing. 

1870. Chichester, The Lord Bishop of, The Palace, Chichester. 

1888. Chichester, The Earl of, Stanmer Park, Lewes. 

1862. Chichester Library Society, Chichester. 

1866. Chichester Literary Society and Mechanics' Institute, Chichester. 

1867. Christie, W. L., Esq., Glyndeboume, Lewes. 

1881. Churton, Rev. Theodore T., Icklesham Vicarage, Rye. 

1878. Clark, J. C, Esq., 64, Middle Street, Brighton. 

1866. *Clarke, Somers, Jun., Esq., f.s.a., 16, Dean's Yard, Westminster, s.w. 

1846. Clarkson, Rev. G. A., m.a., Amberley, Sussex. 


1886. Clay, W. Pelham, Esq. 

1879. Clayton, Chas. E., Esq., 20, High Croft Villas, Brighton. 

1849. Clutton, Henry, Esq., Hartswood, Reigate. 

1873. Cockayne, G. E., Esq., m.a., p.s.a., College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street, 


1889. Codrington, Rev. R. H., d.d.. Vicar of Wadhurst, Sussex. 

1868. Colchester, Lord, F.S.A., 49, Eaton Place, s.w. ; and Carlton Club. 

1856. ^Coleman, Carlos, Esq., Brede, Sussex. 

1856. *Cole8, J. H. C, Esq., Eastbourne. 

1881. Coles, T. Horsman, Esq., 76, Westboume Terrace, Hyde Park, London, w. 

1889. Collet^ Golding, Esq., Shelley House, Worthing. 

1858. Combe, Boyce Harvey, Esq., f.s.a., Oaklands, Battle. 

1887. Cooper, Edward, Esq., 147, Gloucester Road, South Kensington, s.w. 
1886. Cooper, G. P., Esq., 46, Denmark Villas, Brighton. 

1889. Corlett, J. R., Esq., More Place, Betchworth. 

1867. *Cosens, Frederick William, Esq., f.s.a.. The Shelleys, Lewes; and 7, 
Melbury Road, Kensington, w. 

1885. Cotching, Alexander, Esq., Horsham. 

1888. Cotesworth, W. G., Esq., Roeheath, Chailey. 

1889. Couchman, J. Edwin, Esq., Down House, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks. 
1873. Couling, H., Esq., 1, Grand Avenue Mansions, West Brighton. 
1846. Courthope, G. C, Esq., Whiligh, Hawkhurst. 

1877. *Cowan, T. W., Esq., f.g.s., f.b.m.s., Compton's Lea, Horsham. 

1884. Coward, William, Esq., Hurstwood, Ore, near Hastings. 

1886. Co well, Mr. Samuel, Melodia, Preston Park Avenue, Brighton. 
1889. Cramp, Mr. Jury, 4, West Street, Horsham. 

1889. Crawfurd, Rev. Gibbs Payne, m.a., 38, Baker Street, Reading. 

1872. Cripps, E., Esq., Steyning. 

1885. Cripps, Rev. John Marten, Belle Vue, Exmouth, South Devon. 
1889. Crofts, H. P., Esq., j.p., Sompting Abbots, Worthing. 

1889. Crosskey, Mrs. Robert, Castlegate, Lewes. 

1886. Cruse, Francis G., Esq., Christ Church Vicarage. Worthing. 
1886. Cunliffe, Edward S., Esq., 66, The Drive, West Brighton. 

1862. *Curling, George, Esq., Elgin House, Addiscombe Road, Croydon. 

1860. Currey, E. C, Esq., Mailing Deanery, Lewes. 

1886. Currie, Very Rev. E. R., Deanery, Battle. 

1846. Curteis, H. Mascall, Esq., Windmill Hill Place, Hailsham. 

1861. Daintrey, C. J., Esq., Market Place, Petworth. 
1874. Dalbiac, H. E. A., Esq., Durrington, near Worthing. 

1863. *Daniel-Tyssen, A., Esq., m.a., 59, Priory Road, West Hampstead. 

1870. Davey, Rev. H. M., m.a., f.g.s., Oving Vicarage, Chichester. 

1871. *Davies, Miss, 2, South Eaton Place, London, s.w. 
1877. Davis, H. C, Esq., 39, St. James' Street, Brighton. 

1885. Davis, R. R., Esq., East Blatchington. 

1886. Dawes, W., E^q., Wannock, Rye. 

1877. Day, Mrs., Uckfield House, Uckfield. 

1878. Dearsley, Rev. W. A. St. John, Wilmington Vicarage, Polegat«. 
1850. De la Warr, The Earl of, Buckhurst Park, Withyham. 

1857. Delves, W. Henry, Esq., 23, Mount Sion, Tunbrldge Wells. 
1882. Denman, S., Esq., 26, Queen's Road, Brighton. 

1886. Dennant, John, Esq., 55, St. Aubyns, Hove. 

1879. Dennet, Chas. F., Esq., 1, St. George's Place, Brighton. 

1858. De Putron, Rev. Pierre, m.a., Rodmell, Lewes. 
1889. De Robeck, Major, Fairhall, Southover, Lewes. 
1846. Devonshire, The Duke of, k.g., Eastbourne. 
1860. Dickinson, Mrs., Norton House, Hurstpierpoint. 

1862. Dixon, Miss, North Highlands, Haywards Heath. 

1886. Downing, Mr. William, Springfield, Olton, near Birminj^ham. 

1889. Dowson, Joseph Reginald, Esq., 20, St. Aubyn's, West Brighton. 


1889. Drake, A. P., Esq., Winterbourne Lodge, St. Ann's, Lewes. 

1857. Drewitt, Robert Dawtrey, Esq., Peppering, Burpham, Arundel. 

1877. Duckett, Sir George F., Bart., f.s.a., Newington House, Wallingford; and 

Oxford and Cambridge Club, London. 
1888. Dudeney, Miss, The Highlands, St. Ann's, Lewes. 
1879. Duke, Frederick, Esq., The Conservative Club, Queen's Hotel, Hastings. 
1873. Dunkin, E. H. W., Esq., Kenwyn House, 27, Kidbrook Parlt Eoad, 

Blackheath, s.e. 

1861. Earp, Frederick, Esq., 37, Upper Rock Gardens, Brighton. 

1874. *Easton, E., Esq., 7, Delahay Street, Westminster, s.w. 

1851. *Eden, Rev. Arthur, m.a.. Vicarage, Ticehurst. 

1881. Eggar, T. Esq., 33, Brunswick Road, Hove, Brighton. 

1876. Egmont, The Earl of, Cowdray Park, Midhurst; and 26, St. James' Place, 

London, s.w. 

1857. Elliott, Robt., Esq., The Cedars, Ashford, Kent. 

1860. Ellis, W. Smith, Esq., 6, Holtham Road, St. John's Wood, N.w. 
1850. EUman, Rev. E. B., m.a., The Rectory, Berwick. 

1861. Elphinstone, Howard W., Esq., Struan, Augusta Road, Wimbledon Park, 
1888. Else, Mr. William, 52, King's Road, Brighton. 

1870. *Elwes, D. G. C, Esq., f.s.a., 5, The Crescent, Bedford. 

1871. Elwes, H. T., Esq., Fir Bank, West Hoathly. 
1850. Emary, Mr. H. M., Pevensey Road, Eastbourne. 
1881. Esdaile, J. K., Esq., East Grinstead. 

1873. *Evans, J., Esq., ll.d., d.c.l., f.r.s., p.s.a., Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead. 

1861. *Evershed, S., Esq., 329, Liverpool Road, Islington, London, n. 

1852. Fairies, Rev. Septimus, b.a., Lurgashall, Petworth. 

1863. Famcombe, Joseph, Esq., Grange House, Lewes. 

1881. Famcombe, Richard, Esq., 40, Belgrave Street, Balsall Heath, Birmingham. 

1882. Fenton, Alex. J., Esq., Clydesdale Villa, Gresham Road, Staines. 
1889. Fisher, Miss, 12, Lansdowne Place, Brighton. 

1860. Fisher, Richard, Esq., f.s.a.. Hill Top, Midhurst ; and 91, Great Russell 

Street, Bedford Square, Loudon, w.c. 

1881. *Fisher, Samuel Timbrell, Esq., 4, Park Prospect, Little Queen Street, 

Westminster, s.w. 

1881. Fitz-Hugh, A. J., Esq., 3, Pavilion Parade, Brighton. 

1882. Fitz-Hugh, Major-General Henry Terrick, Streat Place, Hurstpierpoint. 

1887. *Fletcher, Rev. F. C. B., Mundham Vicarage, Chichester. 

1888. Fletcher, Sir Henry, Bart., m.p.. Ham Manor, Angmering. 
1888. *Fletcher, W. H. B., Esq., Fairlawn House, Worthing. 

1873. Foley, Rev. E. W., Eastbourne. 

1871. *Fol3ambe, Cecil G. S., Esq., m.p., f.s.a., Cockglode OUerton, Newark, 


1857. Foster, Rev. Robert, m.a., Burpham, Arimdel. 

1888. Fox, Rev. Edward, m.a., Silverdale, Hassocks, Sussex. 

1862. *Foyster, Rev. H. B., m.a., St. Clement's Rectory, Hastings. 

1864. *Foyster, Rev. G. A., M.A., All Saints, Hastings. 

1851. *Franks, A. W., Esq., c.b., f.r.s., v.p.s.a., 103, Victoria Street, Westminster, 

and British Museum. 

1849. *Freeland, Humphrey W., Esq., m.a., Chichester. 

1864. *Freshfield, Edwin, Esq., v.p.s.a., 5, Bank Buildings, London. 

1876. Freshfield, H., Esq., Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row. 

1878. Friend, Mr. D. B., 77, Western Road, Brighton. 

1871. Fuller, Rev. A., m.a., North Street, Chichester. 

1880. Fuller, Thos., Esq., m.d., Shoreham. 

1874. Furley, Robert, Esq., f.s.a., j.p., 32, North Street, Asliford. 


1878. Gage, Lord Viscount, Firle Park. 

1867. Garnliam, Colonel, Denswortli House, Chichester. 

1886. Gell, Rev. F., Edburton Rectory, Seeding, Steyning. 

1888. Gell, Rev. J. P., Buxted Rectory, Sussex. 

1888. Giles, Mrs. Agnes, Lincoln House, Dane Road, St. Leonards. 

1852. Godlee, Mrs., Leighside, Lewes. 

1885. *Godman, Charles B., Esq., Woldringfold, Horsham. 

1883. Godman, F. du Cane, Esq., f.b.s.. South Lodge, Cowfold, Horsham. 

1882. Godman, Major-General R. Temple, Highden, Pulborough. 

1877. *Godman, P. S., Esq., Muntham, Horsham. 

1875. Gordon, Rev. A., Rectory, Newtimber, Hurstpierpoint. 
1849. Goring, Rev. John, m.a., Wiston Park, Hurstpierpoint. 
1877. Gorringe, Hugh, Esq., Kingston-on-Sea. 

1877. Goschen, Rt. Hon. G. J., m.p., 61, Portland Place, London, w., and Seacox 

Heath, Flimwell, Hawkhurst. 

1876. Goulbum, The Very Rev. E. M., d.d., f.s.a.. Dean of Norwich, Norwich ; 

and Leydenburgh, The Drive, Hove. 

1886. Gouldsmith, H. J., Esq., Lawrie House, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne. 

1867. *Gower, G. W. G. Leveson, Esq., F.S.A., Titsey Place, Limpsfield. 
1860. *Grantham, Sir William, Barcombe Place, Lewes. 

1851. Gravely, Richard, Esq., Newick. 

1875. Gray, F., Esq., Pippingford, Uckfield. 

1868. Gregory, G. B., Esq., Boarzell, Hurstgreen, Hawkhurst. 
1886. Griffith, A. F., Esq., 15, Buckingham Place, Brighton. 
1886. Griffith, Rev. C. H., 4, Belmont, D> ke Road, Brighton. 

1876. Griffith, Henry, Esq., f.s.a., Montpellier Lodge, Brighton. 

1878. *Gwynne, J. E. A., Esq., F.S.A., Folkington Manor, Polegate. 


1862. *Hales, Rev. Richard Cox, Woodmancote, Hurstpierpoint. 
1886. Hall, F. A., Esq., m.d., Lewes. 

1880. Hall, Mr. Charles, The Cottage, Kingston, Lewes. 

1889. Hall, Samuel, Esq., Q.C., May field, Sussex. 

1884. Hall, William Hamilton, Esq., High Street, Uckfield. 
1858. Halsted, C. T., Esq., Chichester. 

1888. Hammick, James T., Esq., f.s.s. (Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn), The 

Wakelyns, Uckfield. 

1850. Hampden, The Right Hon. Viscount, g.c.b., Glynde Place, Lewes. 

1879. *Hannah, Rev. I?ebendary John Julius, m.a.. Vicar of Brighton, The 

Vicarage, Brighton. 

1878. Hannen, The Right Hon. Sir James, 49, Lancaster Gate, London, w. 

1888. Harbord, Rev. H., Rector of East Hoathly. 
1886. Hardwick, Mr. J., High Street, Lewes. 

1868. Harland, H., Esq., m.d.. East Ridge, Ryde, Isle of Wight. 

1886. Harman, Miss M. B., 13, Grange Gardens, Eastbourne. 

1889. Harris, H. E., Esq., 5, Augustine Terrace, Littlehampton. 
1853. Harris, W. J., Esq., Church House, Heene, Worthing. 
1889. Harrison, Walter, Esq., 98, Western Road, Brighton. 

1878. *Harting, J. Vincent, Esq., f.s.a., 24, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London,w.c. 

1879. Haselwood, J. E., Esq., 3, Lennox Place, Brighton. 

1885. Haverfield, Frank, Esq., Lancing College, Shoreham. 

1863. Haweis, Rev. W. H., M.A., Brook Cottage, Slaugham, Crawley. 
1848. *Hawkin8, Rev. R., m.a., Lamberhurst. 

1875. Hawkins, Rev. H. S., Beyton Rectory, Bury St. Edmunds. 

1877. *Hawkshaw, Sir John, 33, Great George Street, Westminster, London, s.w. 

1877. *Hawkshaw, H. P., Esq., F.8.A., 33, Great George Street, Westminster, 

London, s.w. 

1868. Hazlitt, W., Esq., p.sjl., Bankruptcy Court, Londpn. 


1860. Head, Mr. J., Lewes. 

1889. Henriques, Alfred G., Esq., j.p., 9, Adelaide Crescent, Hove. 

1870. Henty, C. Percival, Esq., Hambrook, Emsworth. 
1846. Hepburn, Rev. Prebendary F. R., m.a., Chailey. 
1856. *Hill, Charles, Esq., f.s.a., Rockhurst, Westhoathly. 
1863. Hill, Mr. John, Maresfield. 

1886. Hill, Rev. Reginald Hay,' Parham Rectory, Pulborough. 

1876. Hillman, A., Esq., Iford, Lewes. 

1866. Hillman, Edward, Esq., Lewes. 

1866. Hills, Gordon M., Esq., 12, St. John's Street, Adelphi, London. 

1871. Hine, H. G., Esq., Hurstleigh, Arkwright Road, Hampstead, London. 

1867. Hogg, Robert, Esq., ll.d., 99, St. George's Square, Pimlico, London. 
1881. Hollamby, Mr. Edwin, Groombridge. 

1886. Hollamby, Mr. H., Frant Road, Tunbridge Wells. 

1867. Holland, Rev. Chas., Petworth Rectory. 

1863. Holman, Henry, Esq., East Hoathly. 

1884. Holmes, Rev. Alleyne James, Rector of Egdean, Burton Firs, Petworth. 

1866. *Holmes, E. C, Esq., Brookfteld, Arundel. 

1866. Holmes, G. P., Esq., Worthing. 

1886. Homewood, Mr. George, 27, Clifton Street, Brighton. 

1874. Hoper, W., Esq., St. Elizabeth Road, Worthing. 

1874. Hoper, Mrs. H., 85, Linden Gardens, London, w. 

1866. Hoper, Richard, Esq., Hill Farm, Cowfold. 

1861. Housman, Rev. Henry, b.d., St. Wilfrith's, Cawley Road, Chichester. 
1873. *Hovenden, R., Esq., Heath Cote, Park Road Hill, Croydon. 

1879. Howlett, J. W., Esq., 8, Ship Street, Brighton. 

1859. Hubbard, William Egerton, Esq., Beedcote, Horsham. 

1888. Humble-Crofts, Rev. W. J., Waldron Rectoiy, Hawkhurst 
1856. Hurst, Robert Henry, Esq., The Park, Horsham. 

1860. Husey-Hunt, Bernard, Esq., Compton, The Drive, Hove. 
1848. Hussey, Edward, Esq., Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst. 

1862. *Hussey, E. L., Esq., 24, Winchester Road, Oxford. 

1889. Huth, Richard, Esq., West Street House, Chichester. 

1871. Inderwick, F. A., Esq., Q.c, Winchelsea. 

1871. Infield, H. J., Esq., 10, Bolton Gardens West, London, e.w. 

1863. Ingram, Jas., Esq., Ades, Chailey. 

1867. Ingram, Rev. H. M., Southover, Lewes. 

1876. Ingram, Mrs. W. H., Colville Lodge, Haywards Heath. 

1879. Ingram, Miss, Hickwells, Chailey. 

1879. Ireland, Mr. S. Sheppard, 198, Western Road, Brighton. 

1876. Jackson, Rev. G., Yapton, Arundel. 

1880. James, Francis, Esq., 190, Cromwell Road, Earl's Court, London, s.w., and 

Edgeworth Manor, Cirencester. 

1888. James, Rev. David, Lamberhurst. 

1871. Jenner, Miss, 90, Black Heath Hill. 

1877. * Johnson, J. A. Luttman, Esq., 26, Great George Street, Westminster, s.w. 
1849. Jones, John, Esq., The Crescent, Southover, Lewes. 

1889. Kelly, Rev. W. W., Aldingbourne, Chichester. 

1871. Kemp, C. R., Esq., Bedford Lodge, Lewes. 

1884. Kemp, Captain William, Lyminster House, near Arundel. 

1877. Kempe, C. E., Esq., Old tlace, Lindfield ; and 28, Nottingham Street, 

London, w. 

1864. *King, Col. H., Isfield Place, Uckfield. 

1868. King, Mrs. Joseph, 16, North JBuildings, Finsbury Circus, London. 


1851. Kirby, Rev. H. T. M., M.A., Mayfleld. 

1870. Kirkland, Capt. Walter, F.B.G.S., Eastbourne. 

1872. ^Eirwan, J. S., Esq., Reform Club, London, and 1, Richmond Gardens, 

1879. Klincksieck, C. E., Esq., 11, Rue de Lille, Paris. (Care of Longman & Co., 

Foreign Department, London.) 
1887. Knipe, Henry R., Esq., 64, Wilbury Road, West Brighton. 

1886. Lambe, R., Esq., Blatchington, Seaford. 

1886. Lamotte, Alphonse F., Mons., Dudley Mansion, Brighton. 

1852. Lane, Henry C, Esq., Middleton, Hassocks. 

1872. Lamach, Donald, Esq., Brambletye, East Grinstead. 

1861. *Leach, Miss Wastdale, Thurlmere Road, Streatham, Surrey. 

1873. Lear, Mrs. M., Maltravers House, Littlehampton. 

1888. Lee, Arthur, Esq., Westfleld House, Lewes. 
1880. Lennard, Rev. John Barrett, Crawley Rectory. 
1879. Legge, C. E., Esq., Lavant, Chichester. 

1863. *Le8lie, C. S., Esq., 11, Chanonry, Old Aberdeen. 

1855. Lewes Library Society, Lewes. 

1886. Lewis, Col. W. R., j.p., High Beech, Hollington, St. Leonards-on-Sea, 

1870. Library Congress, Washington, U.S., care of E. G. Allen, American 

Agency, 28, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, w.c. 

1876. *Linington, G. E., Esq., Fairview, Buckhurst Hill, Essex. 

1870. Lister, John J., Esq., Waminglid Grange, Haywards Heath. 

1879. Liverpool Free Public Library, William Brown Street (care of Peter 
Corvell, Librarian), Liverpool. 

1889. Lloyd, Alfred, Esq., p.c.s., f.e.s., The Dome, Bognor. 

1863. London Corporation Library Committee, Guild Hall, London. 

1886. London Library (Robert Harrison, Esq., Librarian). 

1886. Long, Cecil, Esq., Sheriington Manor, Selmeston, Polegate. 

1887. Longman, F. W., Esq., Newells, Horsham. 

1884. Loosemore, Rev. Robert Wood, Salehurst Vicarage, Hawkhurst. 

1888. *Lucas, C. J., Esq., Warnham Court, Horsham. 
1855. Lucas, John Clay, Esq., f.s.a., Lewes. 

1871. *Luck, F. G., Esq., The Olives, Wadhurst. 

1848. Luxford, J. S. O. Robertson, Esq., High Ham House, Hawkhurst, Hurst- 

1851. Luxford, Rev. G. C, m.a.. High Ham, Hawkhurst. 

1886. Maberly, Thomas Astley, Esq., Mytten, Cuckfield. 

1883. Macfarlane, Mr. J. B., 49, East Street, Brighton. 

1857. *Mackinlay, D., Esq., 9, Western Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow. 

1886. Maiden, Henry Charles, Esq., Windlesham House, Brighton. 
1876. Margesson, Miss, Bolney Lodge, Haywards Heath. 

1876. Margesson, Miss H. A., Bolney Lodge, Haywards Heath. 

1887. Marriott, Charles E., Esq., Upper St. Leonard's School, St. Leonards- 


1887. Marriott, Miss, Upper St. Leonard's School, St. Leonards-on-Sea. 
1881. Martin, Chas., Esq., The Watch Oak, Battle. 

1852. Martineau, E. H., Esq., 30, Weymouth Street, Portland Place, London, w. 

1888. Maughan, Rev. H., Sandrock, Maresfield. 
1862. Meadows, Geo., Esq., Havelock road, Hastings. 
1879. *Melville, Robt., Esq., 8, Argyle Road, Kensington, w. 
1864. Merrifleld, F., Esq., 24, Vernon Terrace, Brighton. 
1868. Mills, Mr. A., 20, St. James Street, Brighton. 

1868. *Milner, Rev. J., 39, St. Quintin Avenue, London, w. 

1858. Mitchell, Rev. H., m.a., f.s.a., Bosham, Chichester. 

1873. *Mivart, St. George, Esq., f.r.s., 71, Seymour Street, Hyde Park, w. 


1853. Molineux, George, Esq., Old Bank, Lewes. 

1886. Molineux, Major H., f.g.s., Eastbourne. 

1861. Monk, T. J., Esq., Lewes. 

1852. Monk Bretton, Lord, Coneyborough, Lewes. 

1881. Moore, Resta William, Esq., 34, Teville Road, Worthing. 

1886. Morris, James Berry, Esq., Eastbourne. 

1873. Mount, Ven. Archdeacon F. J., m.a., Chichester. 

1873. Mmxhison, Kenneth R., Esq., Brockhurst, East Grinstead. 

1861. Napier, Rev. C. W. A., m.a.. Rectory, Wiston, Hurstpierpoint. 
1846. Napper, H. F., Esq., Laker's Lodge, Loxwood, Billingshurst. 

1857. Nevill, Lady Dorothy, Stillyands, Horeham Road ; and 45, Charles Street, 

Berkeley Square, London. 

1863. *Xicholls, H., Esq., m.a., 66, Woodstock Road, Oxford. 

1881. *Nichols, Robert Cradock, Esq., p.s.a., Highley Manor, Balcombe. 

1849. Noakes, Mr. J., Chiddingly. 

1881. *Noakes, Mr. Frederic, St. Mary's Villas, Battle. 

1855. Noble, Captain, f.h.a.s., f.r.m.s.. Forest Lodge, Maresfield, Uckfield. 

1887. Noble, Wilson, Esq., m.p., 43, Warrior Square, St. Leonards-on-Sea. 
1881. Nolloth, Rev. C. F., The Wallands, Lewes. 

1870. ■ Norfolk, the Duke of, k.g., Arundel Castle, Arundel. 

1868. Norman, Mr. S., London Road, Burgess Hill, Sussex. 

1878. Norman, Mr. Geo., Cooksbridge, Lewes. 

1874. Norton, G., Esq., 2, Gloucester Place, Hyde Park, London. 

1866. O'Flahertie, Rev. T. R., m.a.. The Vicarage, Capel, Surrey. 
1868. Orme, Rev. J. B., m.a., Rectory, Angmermg. 

1884. Pagden, William, Esq., Gloucester Lodge, Worthing. 

1884. Papillon, Phillip Oxenden, Esq., m.a., d.l., j.p., Crowhurst Park, Battle. 

1858. Paris, G. de, Esq., 5, Denmark Ten-ace, Montpellier Road, Brighton. 
1889. Paris National Library, care of Messrs. Longmans & Co., 37, Paternoster 

Row, London, e.g. 
1876. Parish, Rev. Chancellor W. D., Selmeston, Polegate. 
1881. *Parkin, Thos., Esq., m.a., f.r.g.s., Fairseat, High Wickham, Hastings. 

1885. Parrington, Rev. J. W., East Dean Vicarage, Eastbourne. 
1885. Parsons, Latter, Esq., Mill Croft, Eastbourne. 

1881. Parsons, John, Esq., Priory Crescent, Lewes. 

1881. Parsons, Thos., Esq., Lewes. 

1889. Parsons, Rev. Augustus, b.a.. Rector, St. Ann, Lewes. 

1870. Patching, Mr. E. C, Belfort, Liverpool Gardens, Worthing. 
1865. Peachey, W., Esq., Ebernoe, Petworth. 

1885. Peacock, Thos. F., Esq., 12, South Square, Gray's Inn, London. 

1871. Fearless, J. R., Esq., Northleigh, East Grinstead. 
1858. *Penfold, Hugh, Esq., m.a., Rustington, Worthing. 

1888. Penny, Rev. R. G., Warbleton Rectory. 

1888. Penny, Mr?. R. G., Warbleton Rectory. 

1879. *Peckham, Rev. Harry J., Nutley Vicarage, Uckfield. 

1884. Phillips, C. Tavlor, Esq., 2, St. Ann's Villas, Lewes. 
1849. Phillipps, Mr. John, Worthing. 

1846. *Pitman, Rev. Prebendary T., m.a., Eastbourne. 

1856. *Plowes, John Henry, Esq., 39, York Ten'ace, Regent's Park, London, n.w. 
1870. Pocock, Crawford J., Esq., 49, Church Road, West Brighton. 

1885. Potter, Mr. Walter, Northcliffe, Stamford Road, Brighton. 

1889. Potter, W., Esq., Southlawn, Worthing. 
1887. Powell, Rev. Clement, Rectory, Newick. 

1886. *Powell, C. W., Esq., Speldhurst, Tunbridge Wells. 
1864. Powell, J. C, Esq., Selsfleld, East Grinstead. 


1848. Powell, James D., Esq., High Hurst, Newick. 

1846. Powell, Rev. Richmond, m.a.. South Stoke Rectory, Arundel. 

1848. Prince, C. L., Esq., f.b.a.s., Crowborough Beacon, Tunbridge Wells. 

1881. Pratt, J. C, Esq., Highfield, Seddlescombe. 

1882. Pullinger, Mr. William Wallis, Union Street, Brighton. 

1872. Quaritch, Mr. Bernard, 15, Piccadilly, London. 

1888. Ramsbotham, Major John, Stony Royd, Ilkley, Yorkshire. 
1846. Raper, Sir R. G., Chichester. 

1872. Raper, W. A., Esq., Battle. 

1884. Rathbone, Frederic, Esq,, Ryssel Rydal Road, Streatham, London. 

1882. *Read, General John Meredith, 128, Rue La Boetie Champs Elys^s, Paris. 

1868. Read, Rev. T. F. R., Rectory, Withyham. 

1882. Rendell, Rev. Arthur Medland, St. Margaret's Vicarage, Leicester. 

1882. Renshaw, Alfred G., Esq., The Hall, Southend, Cotford Bridge, 8.B. 

1863. Renshaw, Mrs. E., Sandrocks, Haywards Heath. 

1877. Rice, R. Garraway, Esq., Broadwater House, Addiscombe Road, Croydon. 

1870. Richardson, Rev. W. E., Rectory, Southover, Lewes. 
1884. Rickman, John Thornton, Esq., Mailing Lane, Lewes. 
1876. Ridge, L. W., Esq., 7, Upper Wobum Place, London, w.c. 

1889. Rigg, Herbert A., Esq., Wallhurst Manor, Cowfold. 
1851. *Robertson, Rev. Divie, m.a., Vicarage, Henfleld. 

1858. Robertson, Dr. Lockhart, Grand Avenue Mansions, West Brighton. 

1888. Rogers, John, Esq., Bumfoot, Preston Road, Brighton, 

1856. Roots, G., Esq., F.S.A., 2, Ashley Place, Pimlico. 

1871. *Roper, F. C. S., Esq., f.l.s., f.g.s., Palgrave House, Eastbourne. 

1860. Rose, Colonel Holden, The Ferns, Wivelsfield. 

1861. Ross, Henry, Esq., f.s.a., Chestham Park, Henfleld. 
1882. Ross, Thomas George, Esq., Tudor House, Hastings. 

1869. Rosseter, Mrs., Iford Manor, Lewes. 

1884. Roswell, Mr. Thomas, Barcombe. 

1858. Rush, Rev. Henry John, m.a., Haute Terre, Haywards Heath. 

1866. Rutter, Joseph. Esq., m.d., Codrington House, Western Road, Brighton. 

1885. Ryde, G. W., Esq., 44, Silwood Road, Brighton. 

1858. Saint, Rev. J. J., m.a., Femlea, Main Road, Sidcup. 

1883. Sanderson, Rev. Edward, Rectory, Uckfield. 

1864. Sandham, Rev. J. M., m.a. Coldwaltham, Pulborough. 

.1889. Savage, Mr. W. W., 109, St. James's Street, Brighton. 

1878. *Sawyer, Fred. E., Esq., f.s.a., 31, Buckingham Place, Brighton. 

1870. Sawyer, G. D., Esq., f.e.m.s., 55, Buckingham Place, Brighton. 
1882. *Sawyer, Mr. John, 20, St. George's Terrace, Brighton. 

1882. Scammell, B. C, Esq., Lewes. 

1858. Sclater, James H., Esq., Newick Park, Lewes. 

1852. Scott, M. D., Esq., 19, Lansdowne Place, Hove, Brighton. 

1871. Selmes, James, Esq., Lossenham, Ashfofd. 

1889. Shaw, Henry Vincent, Esq., 10, Norfolk Terrace, Western Road, Brighton. 

1878. Sheffield, The Earl of, Sheffield Place, Fletching. 

1875. Shenstone, F. S., Esq., Sutton Hall, Barcombe. 

1846. Shiffner, Rev. Sir G. Croxton, Bart., m.a., Coombe Place, Lewes. 

1862. Shoppee, C. J., Esq., 61, Doughty Street, Mecklenburgh Square, London. 

1888. Sibbald, J. G. E., Esq., 3, Townshend Villas, Richmond, Surrey. 

1878. Simmons, Mr. T., Lewes. 

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1878. Smith, A. W., Esq.,, St. Agatha's, 17, Amersham Road, New 

Cross, s.E. 

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1871. Smith, Mrs. Hemy, St. John's House, Chichester. 
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1856. Smythe, Lewis, Esq., m.d., Lewes. 

1867. *Snaith, Miss Elizabeth, 41, Cambridge Road, Brighton. 

1879. Snewin, Mr. H. E., Park Road, Worthing. 

1862. *Sperling, Rev. F. H., m.a., St. Agnes Rectory, Papworth, St. Ives, Hunts. 

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1879. Tudor, Rev. Owen L., Willingdon Vicarage, Polegate. 

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1866. Turner, Richard, Esq., Lewes. 

1881. Twycross, Rev. G. F., b.a.. Burgess Hill, Sussex. 

1846. Tyacke, Nicholas, Esq., m.d., Chichester. 

1887. Urlin, R. Denny, Esq., P.8.8., The Grange, Rustington, nr. Worthing; and 

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1887. Wallis, Clarkson, Esq., Springfield, Withdean. 

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1886. Weekes, Arthur, Esq., Mansion House, Hurstpierpoint. 

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In the pages of the " Sussex Archaeological Collections " 
the importance of the science of heraldry has been ably 
advanced by Mr, Ellis in the sixth volume, and by Mr, 
Lower in the twenty-fourth. In addition to the argu- 
ments in its favour there set forth, I would add one, 
which I confess has not the same importance as those 
given, but which I think worthy of consideration. Briefly, 
it is this, that properly to understand and appreciate the 
works of some of our earliest but greatest poets, an 
acquaintance with the leading features of heraldry is in- 
dispensable. The pages of ShSkespeare, for example, 
abound with heraldic allusions which imply a knowledge 
of the subject in the readers of his plays. Who, for in- 
stance, that is ignorant of it could understand Helena, 
in A Midsummer NigMs Dreamy when she says — 

Two lovely berries moulded on one stem ; 
So, with two seeming bodies, but one heart, 
Two of the first, like coats in heraldry, 
Dae but to one and crowned with one crest. 

Act iii., sc. 2. 

or perceive the allusion to the badge of Richard the 
Second in the following passage — 

See, see^ King Richard doth himself appear^ 
As doth the blushing discontented sun, 
From out the fiery portal of the east, 
When he perceives the envious clouds are bent 
To dim his glory ! 

Rich. II., Act iii., sc. 3. 

To one unacquainted with the great honour and esti- 
mation in which the possession of coat armour was held 



in former times, and the jealousy with which the owner 
guarded it, the subjoined extracts from Spenser lose 
much of their force. The first is from the Faerie Queene 
(Bk. I., canto 4), where the poet says of the slayer of 
"Sans Joy" — 

Whose shield he bears revers't, the more to heap disdayn. 

And the second from the same poem (Bk. V., canto 11) — 

" But why have ye," said Artegall, ** forborne 
Your owne good shield in daungerous dismay ? 
That is the greatest shame and foulest scorne 
Which unto any knight behappen may, 
To loose the badge that should his deedes display." 

Having indulged in the above quotations from the 
works of the two most celebrated Elizabethan poets, to 
show the necessity of a knowledge of heraldry in order 
to duly understand them, I will now proceed to consider, 
without further divergence, how intimately the science is 
connected with monumental art in Sussex, and in doing 
so propose to divide the present paper into six parts. 

I. — Armorial Bearings in general^ on effigies and tombs. 
II. — Crests. III. — Supporters. IV. — Badges. V. — Mottoes. 
VI. — The Order of the Garter, and other honourable 
distinctions, with a few words in conclusion on heraldry 
at funerals. 

I. Armorial Bearings.-r-In England the earliest known 
representation of a shield bearing arms, in association 
with monumental art, occurs on an effigy in the Temple 
Church, London, and is of early thirteenth century 
date. A little later is the recumbent figure of William 
Longesp^e at Salisbury; he died in 1226, and his 
surcoat is charged with his arms, as is likewise his 
shield. And from this date we meet with coat armour 
on the dresses of nobles and other persons, till the middle 
of the sixteenth century, of which practice Sussex fur- 
nishes many good examples.^ The effigy of a knight at 

1 The latest instance of armorial bearings forming part of a costume is, I 
believe, to be found at Westminster Abbey, where the monument of Sir George 
Villiers, erected in 1631, exhibits him, says Neale, with a sash which, crossing the 
body from the right shoulder, spreads open at the left side, and shows his armorial 
bearings, namely, on a cross five escallops, and the skirts of his doublet are also 
bordered with escallop shells. 


Ifield, supposed to be of Sir John de Ifield, and about 
1317 in date, has had his arms painted on the cyolas, a 
long and flowing garment which was superseded by the 
shorter and closer fitting jupon early in the reign of 
Edward III. There are several examples of armorial 
jupons on the eflfigies of Sussex monuments; the mutilated 
brass of a knight at Bodiam, 1360, is one instance, and 
there is another on the once enamelled e&.gy of a knight 
of the Dallingrugge family, about 1395, at Fletching. 
A fragment found in the ruins of Robertsbridge Abbey, 
of an effigy of a member of the same family, exhibits a 
similar feature, and is of about the same date. Thomas 
Lord Braose, wears a jupon on his effigy at Horsham, 
1395, bearing, on a field crusily, a lion rampant, and 
the figure of a knight at Hurstpierpoint, is another 

As the cyclas was discarded for the jupon, so the 
latter, in its turn, gave way to the tabard, which was the 
last variation in the armour-covering dress of a knight, 
and continued in use till the middle of the sixteenth 
century. Like the earlier surcoat or cyclas, it was loose- 
fitting, and at first of thin pliant materials, so that it fell 
in graceful folds about the person of the wearer. 
Boutell says one of the earliest examples of the tabard is 
shown on the effigy of John Fitz-Alan, Earl of Arundel, 
at Arundel ; he died in 1434, and the arms upon it are 
those of Fitz-Alan and Maltravers, appearing quarterly 
on the body of the dress and as single coats upon the 
sleeves. But there is a still earlier instance of a tabard 
on a Sussex memorial, that on the brass of John Wantele, 
at Amberley, which is dated 1424, and this has simply 
the owners arms emblazoned upon the body of the 
garment only. Sleeves are a feature peculiar to the 
tabard, they varied in length, and usually bore only 
single coats upon them. At Clapham, the fine brass of 
Sir John Shelley, 1526, shows him in this dress charged 
with his paternal coat, and at Basebourne the effigy of 
Sir David Owen, 1542, also bears it. The indent of the 
brass, at Burton, of Sir William Goring, now lost, shows 
that he was represented in a tabard, and the figure of his 


wife, still remaining in the same church, exhibits her 
clad in it.^ 

Shields with armorial bearings are frequently met with 
on eflfigies till the middle of the fourteenth century ; an 
example of that epoch occurs on the recumbent figure of 
one of the Alard family, at Winchelsea. Before the 
close of the thirteenth century kings and nobles are 
often represented carrying pennons (a feature more 
especially to be met with on royal and other seals), and 
the earliest brass remaining in England exhibits this 
feature ; it appears, in a modified form, on the brass of 
Sir Hugh Halsham, 1441, at West Grinstead, where 
there have been three armorial banners, only one of 
which remains.^ 

The costumes of the eflBgies of ladies often exhibit 
armorial bearings, and the earliest brass of a female, 
that at Trotton, of Lady Camoys, circa 1310, originally 
had small shields scattered all over the dress, in a manner 
similar to that seen on the recumbent efligy of William, 
de Valence at Westminster Abbey. Towards the close 
of the fourteenth century, the heraldic mantle was intro- 
duced, and there are many examples of ladies wearing it 
on their monumental effigies. The earliest is, I believe, 
exhibited on the brasses of Sir John Foxley and his 
wives, 1375, at Bray, in Berkshire. There is a fine 
example at Clapham, where the lady of Sir John Shelley 
wears one, with the arms of Shelley* and Michelgrove 
quarterly. The' last instance of a heraldic mantle that 
I have met with is at Baconsthorpe, Norfolk, where 
Lady Anne Heydon is so attired j the epitaph bears date 
1577/ Plain mantles are seen on brasses of ladies at 

> The annour of foreign knights was sometimes engraved with their armorial 
hearings. A seventeenth century suit of plate armour, now in the Tower of London, 
has a crucifix on the hreast, and the device of a two-headed eagle in a series of small 
arched panels surrounding it. Coats of arms are seen upon the sword sheaths of 
several English effigies, and on the pommels of that weapon. A beautiful instance of 
the last practice may be seen on the tomb of one of the Daubeny family, at 
Westminster. At Winchelsea, the Sacred Monogram is similarly introduced on one 
of the Alard effigies. 

s These pennons are of great antiquity. A mosaic of ninth century date at St. 
John Lateran, shows the Emperor Charlemagne, holding a triple.ended pennon 
powdered with crosses in circles. 

* Lady Heydon was a daughter of Sir William Drury, whose family had branches 
at Pulboroughj and other places in Sussex (see Berry's ** Pedigrees of Sussex," 
page 202). 


Pletohing, 1395; Horsted Keynes, circa 1430; and as 
late as 1631 at Isfield, where the two wives of Sir John 
Shurley, are clad in them. The effigies of Beatrice, 
Countess of Arundel, 1429, and of Joan, Countess of 
Arundel, 1487, both wear the mantles of their rank. 

Bishops and other ecclesiastics bore arms, the former 
sometimes those of their families (occasionally differenced 
by the addition of mitres), or impaled with the armorial 
bearings of their See. This is, perhaps, the commonest 
form in which they are seen on monuments, and is a 
custom which is practised to the present day, the arms 
of the Diocese always occupying the dexter or more 
honourable side. Robert de Waldeby, Archbishop of 
York, but for a short time an occupant of the See of 
Chichester, has on his brass at Westminster only the 
arms of his patron, Richard II., namely, those of St. 
Edward the Confessor, impaling France and England 
quarterly. Thomas Nelond, Prior of Lewes, had on his 
brass at Cowfold, 1433, two shields, only one of which 
remains — that on the dexter side of the canopy over his 
effigy. It is charged with the arms, or verbal symbol, 
of the Trinity. The other probably had the emblems of 
the Crucifixion.^ Clerics are often seen with charges 
from their arms, or other devices of heraldic character, 
introduced into their vestments. Thomas Mapleton, of 
Broadwater, has his punning device of the maple leaf on 
the orphrey of his cope, and the initials of two priests 
appear in a similar manner at Arundel and Horsham. 

Shields at the sides of tombs are often seen suspended 
by their straps, passed over foliage work or boughs of 
trees, as on the monument of Queen Eleanor at West- 
minster, in which church, on the brass of Alienor de 
Bohun, two scutcheons are supported by figures of 
youths, with the thongs passing over the lads' shoulders. 
In Jacobean work they are upheld by cords or ribbons, 
twisted about fantastically, as on an Apsley tomb at 
Thakehara, and the Caryll one at Warnham, or they are 
suspended by scarves, as at Horsham, on the tomb of 

• The brass of John de Campeden, 1382, at St. Cross, Winchester, has shields over 
the figure in a somewhat similar position. On the dexter scutcheon are the arms 
of the Trinity, and the sinister one bears the emblems of the Crucifixion. 


Mrs. Delves. Scutcheons are often to be observed, 
supported on the shafts or pinnacles of brasses, as at 
Hurstmonceux, on the Fiennes' brass, dated 1402. At 
Thakeham, the incised alabaster slab for William Apsley, 
1527, has shields set in the inscribed border, the red 
tincture of which is still vivid. At Arundel, the 
scutcheons occupy an unusual position on the tomb of 
Thomas, Earl of Arundel, 1416, being placed round the 

Occasionally an armorial shield and inscription formed 
the only memorial of the deceased. Richard Mascall, 
1631, is so commemorated at Ringmer,and Walter West, 
1648, at New Shoreham. Other examples are at Old 
Shoreham, 1652, and St. Botolph's, 1681. The monu- 
ment of Richard Shelley, Esquire, at Patcham, 1591, 
shows his arms and mantled crest, between two emble- 
matical figures of Labour in arched panels at the sides, 
an inscription on the cornice completing the design. 

Officers under the Crown, often placed the arms of the 
Sovereign during whose reign they served, upon their 
tombs, and merchants and tradesmen those of the towns, 
companies, or trading guilds with which they were con- 
nected. The slab of "Isaack Allen," mercer, 1672, at 
Lindfield, bears his arms, and below them, on the dexter 
side, are placed those of the City of London, and on the 
sinister, those of the Mercers* Company. 

The custom of placing ladies' arms in a lozenge-shaped 
panel, is of comparatively recent date, and has been by no 
means universally followed ; the shape being about the 
most awkward that could be selected for the purpose, 
especially when more than one coat is introduced.* An 
early instance of a lady's family arms on a lozenge, is to 
be seen on the brass of John Shelley, at Clapham, dated 
1550. Elizabeth Culpeper, a little girl, aged seven, who 
" changed this life for a better " in 1624, bears her family 
arms on her brass at Ardingly in a lozenge, but the three 
coats of arms on the brass of Jane Covert, at Slaugham, 
are on scutcheons of the usual shape; as are several 
shields on the Delves' tomb at Horsham. 

6 The celebrated Syon oope^ a work of the fourteenth century, has several coats of 
arm 8 in lozenges worked upon it. 


In the early days of Heraldry, as a rule, only a few- 
emblazoned shields appear upon monumental works, with 
the single family coat of the deceased. Thus the brass 
of Sir John de Brewys, 1426, at Wiston, presents us with 
six shields, each charged with the Brewys' arms of the 
rampant lion. When quartering became general, the 
number of shields speedily augmented. An instance of 
the use of numerous scutcheons may be noticed on the 
tomb of Thomas, Earl of Arundel, at Arundel, where there 
are no less than forty. In Elizabethan, and Jacobean 
times, the summit of heraldic display on monuments was 
reached. The tomb of Viscount Montague at Ease- 
bourne (formerly at Midhurst) has several shields, with 
between twenty and thirty quarterings upon each, and 
the Jefferay monument at Chiddingly, dated 1612, has a 
large number of armorial bearings/ When only a few 
coats were employed, it was a favourite and pleasing 
practice to have three shields, the central one with the 
arms of the deceased and his wife impaled together, and 
the side ones with those of the respective families as 
single coats. Instances are met with on the brasses of 
William Wykehurst, at Ardingly, and of John Shelley, 
at Clapham. 

Before leaving the subject of armorial bearings, a few 
words must be said upon punning or allusive arms, 
•as they enter conspicuously into Sussex monumental 
heraldry.® At Rustington is the ledger of Roger Ber- 
wick {ph. 1705), with the three muzzled bears' heads of 
his arms, whilst at Old Shoreham is a memorial of the 
Blaker family, bearing the charge of three blackamoor 
heads. The cotton hanks of the Cottons, appear on 
monuments at Clapham, and West Firle. The doe of the 
Dobells, is seen tripping between the three bells on the 
memorial of William Dobell (1752), at Street, and the 

f The shields upon the Barttelot brasses, at Stopham, are evideDtly " restorations *' 
of seventeenth century date, when groups of children in dresses of that period were 
placed beneath the mediasval effigies, and a kneeling figure in short cloak and large 
boots, was fixed over an inscription of the fifteenth century. 

^ Funning devices in connection with monuments are of g^eat antiquity. Malt- 
land in his '* Church in the Catacombs,*' engraves three such (p. 226). The first, 
on the tomb of one Pontius Leo, shows a lion ; the second, on that of Julius 
Doliens, exhibits two casks ; and the third, on the resting place of a little girl 
named Foroella, takes the form of a little pig. The earliest pun known in English 
heraldry is that of the swallows of the Arundel arms. 


triple rings of the Gorings, are on tombs at Burton, 
whilst the three gloves (gants) of the Gunters, embellish 
the grave of John Gunter, at Racton. Falconer was the 
original name of the Michelgrove family, whence the 
falcon seen on the Shelley monuments at Olapham, and of 
the Gages, at Framfield, and West Firle. The Pelhams 
bore three pelicans in allusion, it is said, to their name, 
and perhaps correctly, as mediaBval punning was often 
very far-fetched. Many Sussex memorials exhibit these 
arms in connection with those of other families. The 
simple pun of the Shelleys — the three whelk shells — 
appears on their monuments at Clapham and elsewhere. 
Lastly, the device of the Willards — the three fish wheels 
— decorates a mural slab at St. Anne's, Lewes, dated 

II. Crests. — Crests occupy a position next in import- 
ance to that of coats of arms; and there are several 
instances of fourteenth century date, some of which are 
placed on helmets over shields, in the modern manner. 
The earliest instance known of an effigy connected with 
a crested helm occurs at Ingham, Norfolk, on the tomb 
of Sir Oliver Ingham, dated 1343, and is so exquisite a 
work of art that it is mentioned here, though not a 
Sussex example. After the middle of the fourteenth 
century, effigies frequently have crests, either placed on 
helmets used as cushions for the heads, or the devices are- 
employed as supports to the feet. The brass of Sir John 
de Brewys, at Wiston, supplies a beautiful fifteenth cen- 
tury exemplification of the former practice. Instances 
of the latter are furnished by the Braose effigy, at Hor- 
sham, and by the statues of two Earls of Arundel, at 
Arundel, those of Thomas Fitz-Alan, 1416, and John 
Fitz-Alan, 1424, the feet of each resting upon their crest 
of the white horse. The recumbent statue of Sir John 
Gage, 1557, at West Firle, shows his crest of the ram, 

^ AmoDg curious charges occasionally to be met with may be noticed the coat of 
arms on the ledger of Charles Elanert, (1843) at Petwortb, which has for sole 
device, a column in bend. On the monument of Viscount Montagne, at Easeboume, 
are the curious arms of Calceth, an eagle bearing a swaddled babe in its claws. 
The arms of Bo we, as seen on the slab of Isabella, wife of Nathaniel Bowe, at 
Walberton, are singular for their markedly religious character, consisting of a 
nimbed Lamb and flag for the crest, and three similar symbols for the arms. 


similarly placed, and the figure of Judge Lewknor, 1616, 
at West Dean, (Chichester), has also the feet of the judge 
upheld by his crest of the greyhound. 

Sculptured crests, may be seen over the fourteenth 
century Dallingrugge tomb, at Fletching, over that of 
John Shurley, 1579, at Isfield, and above the Oaryll 
tomb, at Warnham, dated 1613. The fleur-de-lis, form- 
ing the Apsley crest, enters into the guilloche ornamenta- 
tion running along the cornice of the seventeenth century 
monument of that family, at Thakeham. 

There were punning crests, as well as coats of arms ; 
the Stapleys had a staple forming a part of theirs, as may 
be seen on the memorial of John Stapley, 1677, at Patcham, 
and the Wheatleys, one of whom is commemorated at 
Pevensey, had a garb, or wheatsheaf, for their crest. 
The tomb of Eichard Leech, 1576, at Fletching, shows, 
in like manner, a hand entwined with a leech. 

After the Reformation, crests were placed occasionally 
above the arms of clergymen. An instance may be men- 
tioned, at Fletching, where the ledger of the Eev. Eichard 
Baynes, 1786, exhibits the remarkable punning arms and 
crest of his family, the former having two thigh bones 
(banes) crossed (per fess and per pale), the latter show- 
ing a hand wielding a blade-bone as a weapon. Bishops 
have placed mitres above their shields at all times ; an 
example occurs on the tomb of Bishop Sherburne, at 
Chichester, where, in the same cathedral. Bishop Eeynolds 
has a monument with a series of panels enclosing mitres 
in place of the usual coats of arms. 

By the rules of the heralds, crests have been forbidden 
to ladies, except royal ones ; but the law on the subject 
has not been adhered to, at any rate as regards the 
sepulchral memorials of females. Two crests are seen 
on the tomb of Mrs. Delves, at Horsham, over one shield, 
and one above another scutcheon. Two crests are unusual 
in English heraldry, but may be occasionally met with in 
late examples, and even as many as four, as on the monu- 
ment of Lady Elizabeth Knollys, at Westminster, dated 

The mantling of helmets and crests, arose soon after 


the introduction of the latter,^® and at first consisted of a 
simple drapery only, hanging in folds at the back of the 
casque ; but the foliage-edged mantling now in use, is 
seen in fifteenth century work ; in the seventeenth it is 
of very bold yet elegant character, as on the Delves, and 
Oaryll tombs, before alluded to. 

The lion's head on the helmet of Lord Braose, rises 
from a very rich crown of foliage work of Perpendicular 
character ; and crests are often seen either rising from 
ducal coronets, or placed upon caps of maintenance. 
Both practices were originally confined to the crests of 
persons of rank, and both are now common to all, of 
whatever status they may be. The use of the ducal 
crown, does not, I think, call for further remark here, 
though a few words may be said respecting the cap of 
maintenance, which is a feature prominently connected 
With the crests of several Sussex families. A very excel- 
lent example of it may be seen on the brass of Sir John 
de Brewys, where it is clearly shown, and of the 
present shape. It appears on the brass of Thomas 
Parker, 1580, at Willingdon, and on the Delves' tomb, 
so often mentioned. The crests of the following Sussex 
families are placed over caps of maintenance : Brand, 
of Hurstpierpoint ; Beauclerk, of Beeding; Newington, 
of Ticehurst ; Rushton (formerly of Barnley) ; Thorpe, 
of Worth ; and Yaldwin, of Lurgashall." 

The gauntlets of a knight or squire, were occasionally 
represented on his monument, as well as his shield and 
crested helm. Instances may be noticed on the brass of 
John Shelley, at Olapham, and on the mural monument 

^^ Mediaeval usages maybe often illustrated by a comparison with those of the East 
at the present day. In a book, entitled *' The Court and Camp of Runjeet Sin^/' 
and published in 1840, is a passage in which we are informed that Soocket Sing, 
brother of the Prime Minister, wore " a hel&et, or scull-cap, of bright polish^ 
steel, inlaid with gold, and a deep frin£:e of chain mail of the same material reaching 
to his shoulders; three plumes of black heron's feathers waving on his crest, and 
three shawls of lilac, white, and scarlet twisted very round and tight, interlaced 
with one another, and gathered round the edge of the helmet, a chalenk of rubies 
and diamonds on his forehead*' (Quo " Bdin. Review," April, 1840, p. 206.) 

" The Dukes of Norfolk, and Richmond, have their crests carried upon caps of 
maintenance, which is not the case with all ducal personages. The head-gear itself 
still forms part of the Lord Mayor of London's insignia, and is borne before him on 
stated occasions. There is also an hereditary bearer of Cap of Maintenance for the 
Crown, the ofiBce being filled by the Marquess of Winchester — the Premier Marquess 
of England. 



of '"Sii? William Springett, Knt., at Eingmer, dated 

III. Supporters. — Little need be said on this part of 
my subject, as supporters are not of very frequent occur- 
rence on ancient monuments. Their use was not always 
confined to supporting shields, but they often uphold 
banners of arms, as may be seen at Hurstmonceux Castle, 
where in a panel over the entrance, is a banner of the 
Fiennes supported by their family " beste," the alart, or 
watch dog. A lion and a falcon, uphold, in a similar 
manner, the arms of Lord Bouchier on his tomb at West- 
minster, dated 1461. Two wolves flank the garter- 
encircled arms of Viscount Montague, at Easebourne, 
whilst similar scutcheons on the tomb of Sir Anthony 
Browne, at Battle, are upheld by nude cherubs, or 
amorini^ and vested angels bear up the arms and mitre 
of Bishop Sherburne, at Chichester. Beautiful examples 
of supporters are carved on the early sixteenth century 
tombs of the De la Warrs, at Broadwater. The use of 
supporters has been pretty closely confined to the upper 
classes of the nobility, though Edmondson, in his '* Body 
of Heraldry'* (Vol. I., p. 191), objects that among others 
the Coverts, of Sussex, assumed them improperly. 

IV. Badges. — Badges are of great interest to Sussex 
antiquaries, from the prominent manner in which that of 
the Pelham family has been introduced by its members 
upon everything capable of bearing the impression of a 
buckle, including the backs of sheep. The badge differs 
from the crest, which was worn or assumed by the bearer 
of coat armour and his family alone ; the former, on the 
contrary ,distinguished the domestics of his household and 
other dependants. The badge was held in great honour, 
and, in the reign of Charles I., a London citizen suffered 
imprisonment for speaking disrespectfully of a nobleman s 
badge, which he had called a goose, the proper cognizance 
in question being a swan.^^ Shakespeare often alludes to 
badges, and, in Henry FZ., makes Clifford exclaim — 

" A pretty example may be found on the tomb of a knight at Ingham, Norfolk, 
where the dog under his feet carefully guards the owner's gauntlet in his paws. 
»» See "Edinburgh Review," Jan., 1834, p. 411. 


Might I but know thee by thy household badge. 
To which Warwick replies — 

Now by my father's badge, old Nevile's crest, 
The rampant bear, chain'd to the ragged staff. 

Hen. F/., Pt. ii., Act v., sc. 1. 

Sovereigns sometimes assumed the badge of a favourite 
noble, and there is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth, at Par- 
ham, whose dress is covered with repetitions of the ragged 
staff of Dudley of Leicester. 

Badges were frequently introduced in the canopies of 
tombs and brasses ; the cognizance of the De la Warrs, the 
crampette^ or ornament at the end of a sword sheath, is 
conspicuous on their monuments at Broadwater.^* The 
oak leaves of the Arundel family trail round the edge of 
one of the tombs at Arundel, and at Orowhurst, Surrey 
(but on the borders of Sussex), the grappling iron of the 
Gaynesfords, is to be perceived in the spandrils of a 
monumental canopy. The Pelh£|,m buckle, so frequently 
found on churches, and on articles of domestic use, such 
as firebacks and irons, appears on no monument of that 
family with which I am acquainted.^^ 

[Since the above waS written Mr. John Sawyer has 
kindly informed me that at New Shoreham there is in 
the churchyard a group of tombs of the Pelham family, 
one of which has an oval shield bearing their arms, and 
wil^ the peacock crest above them. — J. L. A.] 

\. Mottoes. — These very interesting adjuncts to 
armprial insignia do not occur upon monumental works 
with any frequency till the close of the sixteenth 
century. Originally the "word" or motto belonged to 
the badge or cognizance, but has been placed in its 
present position under coats of arms for the last three 
hundred years.- The English sovereigns and their 
queens had each a personal motto till the time of James 
I., and that of Queen Elizabeth, '*Beati pacifici," occurs 
upon her tomb. Some families have been as proud of 

H Q^he crampette dates from very early times, and the efSgy of an Assyrian King 
remains, showing the end of his sword-sheath formed by the figures of *' two lions 
rampant combatant/' Four variations of the De la Warr crampette, are figured 
in "S. A. C," Vol. XXIV., p. 11. 

IS There is a very pretty fragment of a stained-glass border, composed of the 
Pelham buckle, in the Architectural Museum, Tufton Street, Westminster. 


their motto, as the Pelhams were of their badge. The 
Percies, of whom many sepulchral memorials exist at 
Petworth, had a remarkable fondness for their motto, 
" Bsperance en Dieu," and these simple words, with a 
short inscription only, form the sole memento of Isabella 
Percy (wife of Algernon Percy, Earl of Berkeley), who 
died in 1812, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.. 
Mottoes are justly considered as derived from war cries, 
and were used as such by the followers of their owners ; 
thus the retainers of the Percies shouted "Esperance 
Percy " at the Battle of Shrewsbury in 1403. So fond was 
Henry Algernon Percy, fifth Earl of Northumberland, of 
his motto that he wrote a series of elegant and touching 
verses upon it, and had them inscribed upon the walls of 
his hall at Leckynfield.^® The motto of Bishop Sher- 
burne, " Operibus oredite," is placed beneath his arms 
on his tomb; that of the Montagues, " Suivez rayson," 
is on the monument at Easebourne. After the establish- 
ment of the College of Arms, mottoes were furnished by 
its officers ; that of the Scras (now Sorase) family, was 
so derived by grant, in 1616 ; it may be seen on the 
ledger of Captain Scras, at St. Botolph's, and the words, 
" Volando reptilia sperno," are expressly stated by the 
herald, to imply that generous minds do not stoop to base 
and evil things." The appropriateness of many mottoes 
is very striking. What can be more so than the family 
one of the Baynes, ** Furor arma ministrat," when 
placed under their bony arms and crest ? The motto of 
the Rev. John Studley, on his ledger (1726), at All 
Saints', Lewes, is "Naturae defensio inutilis," which, 
sculptured under his arms and crest of antlered stags' 
heads, is, what old writers would c^U, ** a pretty conceit." 
Crests occasionally have mottoes, as well as arms ; thus 

^^ Shakespeare was fully aware of the family predileotioD, as may be seen in 
Henry VI. , Part ii., Act ii., sc. 3. The brass of John Borell, at Broxbourne, 
Herts, circa 1530, bore mottoes almost identical with the Percy one, being *' Espoir 
en Dieu " and " I trust in God/» 

17 It is interesting to ascertain the sources from whence mottoes were derived. 
That of the family of Arderne, of Leigh, Surrey, was " Semper Collvetemur,*' as 
seen in the stained-glass of the church, and a label from the mouth of an effigy 
of an Arderne, bore, *' Ut videntes Jesum, semper collvetemur,'' which shows con- 
clusively that the motto was taken from the hymn ** Ave maris stella ** of the 
Roman Breviary, of which it forms the concludiDg line. '* Ave crux spes unica '' 
appears on some of our coins, and was likewise taken from a hymn. 


the monument of Sergison Nott, Esq. (1802), at Little 
Horste&d, bears the legend " Pax in terra," round the 
crest, and " Miserere mei Deus," under the arms. 

VI. The Order of the Oarter^ and other honourable dis' 
tinctions. — To complete the subject of this paper, a few 
remarks must be made respecting the insignia of the 
Order of the Garter, and other honourable distinctions 
often to be met with in monumental works. Pre-eminent 
amongst all orders, that of the Garter has at all times 
been held in the highest esteem both at home and 
abroad.^® In former times a member of it could proudly 
point to its insignia as a proof of his rank, and Shakes- 
peare, in Henry F/., when he shows us Suffolk in the 
midst of his enemies, makes him exclaim — 

Look on my George, I am a gentleman.^^ 

Hen, VI., Pt. ii.. Act iy,, sc. 1. 

The Garter and its motto, " Honi soit," etc., may be 
seen on the left leg of the effigy of Thomas Lord 
Oamoys, 1426, at Trotton, and is a very noteworthy 
example, as the bearer was received into the Order on 
the feast of S. George following the Battle of Agin- 
court, on the field of which he had greatly distinguished 
himself. Sir Anthony Browne appears in the full 
insignia upon his tomb, at Battle, 1540, and his relative. 
Sir John Gage, is represented, at West Firle, with the 
collar of S.S. and the George, having been a member, 
the inscription tells us, " preclari ordinis Garterii." He 
died in 1557. The members of the Order have the privi- 
lege of encircling their arms with the Garter and its 
motto.^ On the brass of Lord Oamoys, just mentioned, 
it occurs twice, being placed round very beautifully 

^' As a proof of the esteem in which the Order is held on the Continent, a news- 
paper of the date records that during the solemnities of Corpus Christi, at Lisbon, 
in 1882, King Louis of Portugal wore the habit of the Order of the Garter and its 
insignia during the procession, when he held a pole of the canopy over the host, 
and at the solemn Benediction, and Te Deum, after. 

^0 An anachronism, however, on the part of the poet, as the George, was added 
to the other insignia by Henry VII. Still the passage goes to prove the great 
value set on the Order, in the days of Elizabeth. 

^^ An illumination exists representing John Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, pre- 
senting a book to Henry VI., and attired in the long mantle of the Order, 
•* powdered " with circles inscribed with the motto. The habit thus embroidered, 
was worn by other nobles, and the number of circles was regulated by the rank of 
the wearer. 


foHaged panels charged with the Camoys arms. It 
appears in a similar manner on the Browne, and Gage 
tombs, alluded to above.^^ 

Much has been written on the origin and meaning of 
the mysterious collar of S.S., so frequently seen on 
monumental ejffigies, but no satisfactory explanation has 
hitherto been given of either .^^ The fragmentary statue 
of one of the Dallingrugge family, found at Roberts- 
bridge, and now preserved at Lewes Castle, shows an 
early example of this inexplicable decoration ; it is also 
on the figures of Thomas, and of John, both Earls of 
Arundel, in the Church of Arundel. Thomas, Lord 
Camoys, and his wife Elizabeth each wear it on their 
effigies at Trotton, a feature showing their strong Lan- 
castrian sympathies, as the collar of S.S. was the dis- 
tinctive badge of that party. Sir David Owen has a 
collar of this device, " apparently mixed with roses," on 
his tomb at Easebourne, about 1542 in date.^ 

If the Lancastrian faction had their distinguishing 
badge, so had the Yorkists, and bore an emblematical 
cognizance. Shakespeare in Renry VL makes York 
say — 

Then will I raise aloft the milk-white rose, 
With whose sweet smell the air shall be perfumed. 

Hen. F/., Pt. ii., Act i., sc. 2. 

And in Richard III. Gloster exclaims — 

Now is the winter of our discontent 

Made glorious summer by this sun of York. 

Rich. III. J Act i., sc. 1. 

The Yorkiflts wore a collar combining the white rQse 
and the sun in its splendour. Examples of this decora- 
tion are far less numerous than of the collar of S.S., but 
one of much beauty and richness may be seen on the 
ejffigy of Joan, Countess of Arundel, 1487, at Arundel ; 

'^ Thomas, Lord de la Warr, temp, Henry YIII., left his mantel and surcoat of 
the Order to make an altar cloth at Broadwater Church. 

^2 An interesting article on the collar of S.S., by Mr. A. Hartshorne, will be 
found in the "Archaeological Journal/' Vol. XXXIX., p. 376, with a plate of 
illustrations of some of the best examples. 

^ The collar was buckled at each end to a pendant called a toret. Lady Eleanor 
Arundell, buried at Lewes, left by will, proved 1404, a golden collar with jewelled 
toret : — " Item Jeo devise a ma fille de Boos, un ooler d'or, av un baleys en le 
Toret, oeveques ma benison." 


it is composed of little circular panels, bearing within them 
a rose and a sun alternately, the roundels being linked 
together by the oak leaf badge of the Arundel family, 
thus combining the cognizances of sovereign and subject. 
In conclusion, it must be observed that heraldry was 
conspicuously displayed at the obsequies of kings, 
nobles, and the upper classes of civilians. The various 
accoutrements of a knight were borne with him to the 
grave, and after his burial placed above his monument. 
Sir David Owen, by his will dated 1529, directs " my 
body to be brought with my helmet and sworde, and my 
cote-armour, my standarde pendaunt and setton, a baner 
of the Trynyte, one of our Lady, and one other of St. 
George, borne after the order of a man of my degree, 
and set up in the said Priory (of Easebourne) after the 
observance done at my tombe," **Suss. Arch. Coll.," 
Vol. VII., p. 29.^ A full account of the heraldic 
pageant at the interment of Sir Anthony Browne, in 
1548, and whose monument at Battle has been referred 
to in this paper, will be found in *'Suss. Arch. Coll.," 
Vol. VI., p. 54. In it the target, or emblazoned shield, 
with the helmet, crest, and sword, were directed to be 
offered in the church, and were doubtless afterwards 
aflBxed to the tomb, examples of which custom may still 
be seen wholly or in part in many of our ecclesiastical 
edifices. A banner, I believe, hangs over the grave of 
one of the Earls at Arundel, and there is a fine modern 
series in the West chapel at Withyham. The funeral 
helmet of William, Lord Abergavenny (1744), retains 
its place over his arms and crest at East Grinstead, and 
Horsfield mentions that the coronet of the Countess de 
Priseche, who died in 1793, is suspended over her tomb 
at Newtimber. 

So slept the proud, and with them all 
The records of their fame and fall, 
Helmet and shield and sculptured crest, 
Adorned the dwelling of their rest. 

Mrs. Hbmans. 

'* This Sir David Owen took part in the grand funeral solemnities at the death 
of Henry VII., who was interred with much heraldic splendour, notwithstanding the 
command in his will that he should have a burial '' eveting (avoiding) alwaies 
dampnable pompe and onteragious sup'fluities." 


Second Series. 

By W. smith ELLIS, Esq. 

In Volume VI. of " S. A. 0." I wrote a paper with the 
above title, illustrated by two plates of arms. This was 
thirty- five years ago ! Meanwhile, the printed literature 
of genealogy has marvellously increased. Nearly thirty 
quarto volumes of heraldic visitations and parish regis- 
ters have been published by the Harleian Society, whilst 
many other visitations have otherwise been printed, as 
well as parish registers and innumerable family histories 
and genealogical memoirs. Archaaological Journals 
almost for every county are full of contributions to 
genealogy and heraldry, and periodicals devoted chiefly 
to those sciences have extended to dozens of volumes, 
viz.: — Nichols' "Topographer and Genealogist*' and 
** Herald and Genealogist," the "Genealogist" edited 
by Dr. Marshall and Mr. Selby, and Dr. Howard's 
" Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica," now consist- 
ing of several thick volumes of closely-printed matter. 
In addition, genealogical research has been enormously 
facilitated within the period mentioned. The national 
records once scattered over London have long since been 
gathered together under one roof, with great facilities of 
inspection. The wills at Somerset House and in the 
provincial registries have been thrown open to literary 
inquirers, and considerable additions have been made to 
the literary treasures of the British Museum, in the 
shape of charters, volumes of pedigrees, and other 
genealogical MSS. 

But when we turn to the twin science of Heraldry, the 
record is comparatively scanty. The treatises of Boutell, 



Seton, Planch^, Montagu, and others are the only 
additions of importance made in recent times to heraldic 
literature. But it has been enriched by what is of 
greater value, by many heraldic collections, distributed 
over many periodical and other works, the most impor- 
tant of which, undoubtedly, are the rolls of ancient arms 
printed by Mr. Greenstreet, in the " Genealogist.'* It 
seems strange that the fascinations of pedigree-hunting 
should so greatly exceed the ** search for arms;" but 
possibly the motive for the ardour of this kind of 
research is to prove aflBliation on an ancient family that 
had an ancient coat of arms; for how many ancient 
recorded coats are there whose bearers have become ex- 
tinct, or if not, are diflBcult to trace. The knightly fami- 
lies of Box, and Boxall, as bearing arms registered in the 
roll of Edward II., unquestionably were ancestors of the 
numerous families existing of those names ; whilst other 
families now living in opulence would be too delighted 
to find they had an ancestor on that, or any early roll, 
instead of being obliged to be content with a modern 
grant. Yet, as investigation often finds a genuine pedi- 
gree for those who never dreamt of such ancestral fame, 
it not seldom happens, that, through a corruption or mis- 
spelling of a name,^ families who never suspected their 
ancestors ever bore coat armour, are found . to have 
belonged to that comparatively limited class.^ 

The present writer, in Vol. XXIV. of '' S. A. C," p. 71, 
treated of the ** Origin of some Sussex: Families," and in 
Vol. XXX., p. 137, of " Early Sussex Armoury," in both 
of which is given muqh heraldic information about Sussex 
families. This paper will enumerate several names that 
have not before been mentioned, and perhaps occasion- 
ally others that have, when additions have to be made, 
and in some cases will clearly indicate the origin of the 

1 The iDBtances of this amount to handreds, one flagrant case of which is that 
the Sussex name of Shovelstrode is spelt ** Sholmsted/' in the Vis. of Yorks^ and 
elsewhere " Shelf ered," whilst many a coat in a shield of quarter! nga in the 
visitations is unnamed, and solitary shields of arms are often without legends to 
indicate the owner's name. 

' In a paper in the ** Genealogist " for October, 1887» and January, 1888, under 
the title of " Heraldic Desiderata," the writer has considered the deficiencies in 
this respect that require to be supplied. 


arms borne, and in others suggest the probable origin, as 
a clue to further investigation. 

This involves the general question of the different 
origins of coats of arms ; and for reference the chief six 
different sources of coat armour are here reproduced in 
a note from " S. A. 0.," Vol. XXIV., p. 26.« 

The second source includes such cases as the Baron de 
Greystock's concession to his squire, Adam de Blencowe, 
and the Lord Audley's to his four squires^ mentioned in 
Mr. Lower's " Curiosities of Heraldry," and probably 
to the Sussex families bearing fretty in their arms {vide 
Plate, Vol. VI., " S. A. 0.," p. 77), by the Echinghams. 

The fifth source may be illustrated by the fact that 
Patrick, Earl of March, sealed with a lion rampant, also 
with a lion rampant with a bordure of roses, which 
Nisbet says (II., 3) was a badge of his comital office 
(Drummond's "British Families"). [Other instances 
are given in '* Herald and Genealogist," V., 56.] 

As to the sixth source, Madox, in his " Formulare 
Anglicanum" (p. 124), quotes a passage from an ancient 
treatise on armoury (Cott. MSS., Nero, C. III.), wherein 
the author, speaking of the arms of Montacute, Earl of 
Salisbury, says, " Qusd quidem arma portavit ratione cer^ 
tarum terrarum ad baroniam de Montacuto pertinentium.*^ 

But the question we have to consider is, Whence were 
acquired the numerous coats of arms which do not 
appear to have been granted, were not taken from any 
known armigerous ancestor, do not appear on any seal 
or roll of arms, or ancient stained-glass window in 
church or hall, nor otherwise were obtained from the six 
sources named ?* 

' 1. Immemorial usage and inheritanoe. 
2. Grant or ooncession from the Sovereign or a herald. 
8. Concession or alienation, by deed or will, of a private person's arms wholly 

or partially to another. 
4. Marriage of an heiress or elder oo-heiress. 
6. Tenore of office, royal, baronial, knightly, or eoolesiastical. 
6. Purchase or acquisition of a dignity, barony, or manor to which armorial 
bearings were appurtenant, or which were borne by the owner. 
* Numberless seals and deeds, and unknown coats in stained glass in manorial 
halls and church windows, with unnamed coats in Marshalled Quarterings in the 
Visitations and otherwise, constitute clear evidence that the minor gentry, as lords 
of manors and persons of a certain social position, as Mayors of towns, and such 
functionaries as Commissioners of Sewers, etc., all as a custom used coat armour 


The earliest periods of heraldry down to the time of 
Richard II., were periods when the strictest observance 
of recognized laws was enjoined and practised. The 
rolls of arms of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries 
amply testify to the existence of strict rules in the 
formation of coats of arms. Colour was not placed on 
colour, nor metal on metal. " Differencing," was made 
according to prescribed methods. The same symmetry 
and harmony were observed in the composition of a new 
coat as in the equally infinite combinations made in the 
tracery of a church window. The same severe taste 
prevailed in Heraldry as in Architecture. A code of . 
laws, unwritten, or not come down to us, (except 
partially in the "Boke.of St. Albans," written temp. 
Richard III., which lays down that any coat of arms is 
legitimate if not home by any other) ^ must have long, 
regulated the practice of the art amongst its professors, 
the Heralds. These, we have evidence, exercised their 
functions as early as Edward III., if not earlier; and, 
though few of their grants remain, we may fairly 
presume that they controlled and regulated the use of 
coat armour, recorded existing bearings, were the 
authority for the issue of new ones, and denounced 
usurpations and irregularities. In proof of this the 
well-known roll of Edward II., may be cited. This 
contains 1,100 coats of knights all over England; yet 
in it there are not half-a-dozen repetitions. The con- 
troversies of the times, as the Scrope and Grosvenor 
contest, show that identity of arms was looked upon as a 
usurpation by one party or the other ; and the roll of the 
siege of Carlaverock mentions the identity of the bearings 
of Brian Fitz Alan, and Hugh Pointz, '' at which many 

500 years ago ; indeed, it was a necessity for them, as in lieu of their sign-manual 
to a deed, a seal with some recognized and individual device was employed to 
antbeuticate a charter or other solemn document. At early periods the above- 
mentioned classes composed a coat, for personal and family use, of heraldic 
elements, belonging to allied families, or by permission of such as were not allied, 
as feudal lords. Afterwards the practice of impalement and quartering arose, 
which limited the occasion for forming new coats, and such impaled coats were 
often used by persons who inherited them with property, and utilized by them as 
their own ; for, temj). Henry III., as appears from Bracton, it was sufficient if the 
grantor before witnesses sealed the deed, or otherwise recognized the seal as his, 
though it were in reality another's. 


marvelled."* We thus see that during the periods in 
question, the reigns of Edward III., and Eichard II., at 
least, the usurpation of armorial bearings was punish- 
able, and therefore a rare and exceptional act ; and as 
Dugdale says (" Usage of Arras *') : — 

Before the time of Henry the Sixth, men were much more wary and 
discreet in bearing of their marks, and in foreseeing that no intruders 
should enter into their families, nor that any should lay away or remove 
their differings without special warrant or license of those that might be 
thereby prejudiced. 

This statement implies that subsequently a laxity 
arose in the practice of using coat armour, and as Mr. 
Lower says (" Curiosities of Heraldry," p. 42) : — 

At the commencement of the 15th century considerable confusion 
seems to have arisen from upstarts having assumed the arms of ancient 
families. ... So great had this abuse become that in the year 1419, it was 
deemed necessary to issue a royal mandate to the Sheriff of every county 
"to summon all persons bearing arms to prove their right to them."^ 

This appropriation of the arms of ancient families 
evideijtly went on through the whole of the fifteenth 
century, down to the time when the visitations com- 
menced under Henry VIII., at which time, and after- 
wards, the visiting heralds required proof from seals or 
other tokens of ancient usage, and if it were not forth- 
coming wrote in their books " Arma non probat " 
'^Eespited for further proof"; and subsequently lists 
of disclaimers of arms were publicly posted of those who 
presumed to use coat armour on insufficient grounds. 
We can thus account for hundreds, perhaps thousands, 
of cases in English armoury, where the source and origin 
was not according to heraldic laws and customs, and was 
destitute of authority.^ 

* See other instances in " Herald and Genealogist,*' (V., 53), and " Genealogist " 
for Oct., 1887, and Jan., 1888. 

> This seems to be the writ of Henry V. (1417), mentioned in Sir H. Nicolas* 
*< Aginconrt," '' forbidding all manner of persons thenceforth to bear any arms 
not derived from their ancestors, without license from himself, or the officers of 
arms, excepting snch as had borne arms at Aginconrt." 

7 It cannot be supposed that a yeoman rising into the rank of gentry and 
• desiroQS of having a coat of arms, was acquainted with heraldry, or had access to 
any records of an armorial character. We must, therefore, infer that he applied 
to some known herald, before the College of Heralds was incorporated, under 
Richard 111., who granted him a coat, with some modifications, borne by the same 
or a resembling name, in some distant comity, and that the records of snch grants 
have perished. 


AsHBURNHAM. — In addition to what has been said of 
this family in Vol. VI., p. 84, it may be added that 
Mr. Drummond thinks Sir Eichard Ashburnham, who 
married a daughter of Sir Richard Peverell, took the fess, 
and the colours he bore, from the coat of Peverell ; and 
that in reference to the myth that Bertram de Ashburn- 
ham was Constable of Dover Castle, in the reign of King 
Harold, Bertram de Grioll (a descendant of the Domesday 
owner, Robert de Cruel) y was Constable of Dover Castle, 
37 Hen. III. (Oal. Rot. Pat.).» 

Alohoene. — In Berry (p. 96) it is stated that the 
manor of Alchorne lieth in Rotherfield, and in the 
church is the ancient coat of Alchorne. Their coat, a 
chief indented, was probably taken from that of the 
Counts of Moreton, lords of Pevensey Rape; and perhaps 
the stag's head caboshed in base, indicated that one of 
the family was a forester in Lancaster Great Park. 

Ballaed, of Wadhurst. — The pedigree in Berry goes 
back to Sir Geo. Ballard, of Horton, near Canterbury, 
servant to Richard II. The arms are a griffin segreant 
ermine. It is probable that this griffin had a cognate 
origin with the same bearing of the Kentish families of 
Nethersole, Colkin, Boys, Finch, and Brent.® 

Baeton, of Carter's Corner.— See " S. A. C," XXV., 
p. 92. 

Blakee, of Portslade. — There was a Yorkshire family 
of the name of Blacker, or Blaker. Thomas Blaker 
occurs 1466 (** Yorks. Arch. Journal," Vol. VI., p. 444.) 

Battesfoed, of Battesford, in Wartling.^® — " S. A. C," 
Vol. XXX., p. 142, this family is noticed, and their arms 
(argent 3 crescents sable, a canton gules), are stated to 

8 In an nnoritioal age all sorts of transpositioDS of time, plaoe, and person, are 
carelessly made, but generally having some foundation in fact. 

^ The griflBn seems to be taken originally from the Devon family of Eivers, by 
whom it was borne. (See "Antiq. of Heraldry," p. 181.) Fulke de Breaut6 
from Breaut^, in the Canton of Goderville, arrondissement of Havre, who had a 
brother, Sir Thomas de Breaut6, married Margery, widow of Baldwin de Beviers 
(Stapleton). In the Pari. Boll of Arms, t. Edward 11., Sir Bobert de Breut6 bears 
ffules a griffin d* argent. There is a pedigree of Brent, having a local origin, in 
•* Collinson's History of Somersetshire," who bore a griffin, a circumstance which 
is remarkable, and needs explanation. 

1" The earliest mention of this family is in the pedigree of Sidney (" Berry's 
Suss. Gen.," p. 297), where John Sidney, t, Edward II., mar. Ellen, d. of Bobert 
Battesford, of Battesford, in Wartling. 


have been in two churches in Kent, and a pedigree is 
given in which it is shown that Sir Wm. Bchingham 
married a co-heiress of the family, which is commemo- 
rated in Echingham Church, by their coat quartering 
Pepplesham. The following pedigree (partly from 
"S, A. C," XX., 23) will show the source of the 
arms : — 

Franco de Bohan oh. 1273. Bore, according to Glover's Boll, 1245-50, De 
Goules ung croissant de hermyn, un urle des merlotts dermyn, and according to 
Cttiarles* Roll, t. Edward I., Sable 3 crescents or, 

a quo. 
Johanna, d. & coh. =7= John de L'Isle, of 
of John de Bohnn Gateoombe, Isle of Wight." 

I ' 

Eva, coh., mar. Sir John Battesford.i^ 

The following pedigree from the " Vis. of Oxon." 
(Harleian Society, Vol. V., p. 202), will show the wide 
prevalence of the coat of 3 crescents, its adoption by 
different families, and its derivation from a common 
source : — 

Walter de Wahnll, son of Symon, son of Michael lord of Chadlington, co. Ozon. 
Margaret d. & coh.^Beginald de Wantham 
Isabel d. & h.^Sir John Lee, of Borstall [Lee bore a fess be- 



tween 3 crescents.] 

Jane d. & h.=pSir John Handloo [Sir John de Handloo, of 
Y ^entf hoTB gules 3 crescents arg. Pari. Roll.] 

The then Baron WahuU, 1166 (Liber Niger), returned 
a list of the tenants holding under him. Amongst them 
were the names of PatishuU and Butvilain. In the 
Pari. Roll Sir Robert Botevilein, of Rutlandshire, bore 
arg. S crescents gules ^ and Sir John Patteshulle the same 
with B^'sable fess^ whilst Sir — . de WahuU (Beds.) bore 
or 3 crescents gules. Other knightly families in this roll 
bore crescents, as Rye, Wells, Wachesam, Fitz Simon, 
Preville, Hotot, and Farnham. In Charles's Roll the 
families of Longchamp, Saunzaver, Wither (Ryther), 

^^ See proof of age of John, s. and h. of John de Insula, of Gatcombe, taken 
1363. The heir was son of Joan, d. of John de Bohan (*• S. A. C," XII., p. 34). 

^^ He is called Bnrford in most pedigrees s bnc in the pedigree of Covert John 
Covert, of Chaldon, marries a daughter of Sir John Battesford, When we find, 
" Vis. of Yorks," p. 358 (Harl. Soc), Bohun called " Bosyne," and Shovelstrode 
'< Sholmsted," we need not wonder at the corruption of other named. 


Glanville, Blare, Domare, all bore arms, of which the 
basis was 3 crescents,^^ 

Cooke, of Rustington. — This family is connected 
armorially and genealogically with the preceding. Ac- 
cording to the pedigree of Bohun in Vol. XX., " S. A. C," 
p. 22, Agnes, daughter and co-heiress of Edmund Bohun, 
descended from Franco de Bohun, married — . Cooke. 
Berry's "Sussex Genealogies," p. 105, gives the pedigree 
of Cooke, beginning with Henry Cooke, 1502, the arms 
being gules 3 crescents arg. a canton ermine. According 
to the pedigree in " Dallaway," II., 22, Thomas Cooke, 
of Wickham, married Elinor Barford, daughter and 
heiress of Sir John Barford, by Eva, daughter of Bohun. 
He had a son, John Cooke, of Rustington, Sheriff of 
Sussex, 1494, who married twice; but this is hardly 
correct. This is the pedigree given in " Vis. of Yorks " 
before mentioned : — 

Sir John Lesly [De Lisle] 

Thomas Rikkle ^ Eva=Johii Burforth [Battesford] 

d. &h.=Gook6 de Bnstington, 

who had Bichard, 
who had John. 

We require further and more accurate information to 
reconcile these discrepancies. In '* S. A. C," Vol. XXX., 

13 In a paper in *• The Genealogist " (VII., 73), entitled, *' Pedigrees of Deriva- . 
tive Goats of Arms" I have taken the case of the "Red Lion of Powis," and 
shown how that distinguished heraldic charge was adopted by several families 
descended from the original bearer ; and not only so, bat by persons who had no 
right to it. Thus we are told it was borne by a brunch of the Charltons, of Apley, 
not descended from the Lords of Powys ; and that even the Charltons, of Northumber- 
land, though a totally distinct race, chose to assume the Powis lion. And in " The 
Topographer and Genealogist'* (I., 354) it is shown how three families — Fitz- 
herbert, Beresford, and Stafford — appropriated the arms of their namesakes. 
Blanchard, of Normandy, bore three crescents. The name occurs in Domesday 
Book. Robert Blanchard, monk of Bee, who had accompanied the Conqueror, and 
was nominated first abbot of Battle, was drowned while recrossing the Channel . 
The Blanchards, had lands in Yorks., temp. Edward III. (" York. Arch. Journal," 
Vol. IV., p. 403 note. Dallison, who bore three crescents and a canton ermine, 
married an heiress of Blanchard. The family of Ryther, appear to have got their 
3 crescents from Blanchard, and Bapthorp, and Waterton, who bore crescents, from 
Ryther. The. number of families who bore crescents, evidently from a common 
source, the Barons WahuU, verifies Mr. Lower's remark (" Curiosities of Heraldry,'* 
p. 312) : — " I doubt not that, by carrying out a large series of investigations, the 
majority of our armorial bearings might be traced to a comparatively small number 
of ancient baronial coats." And I have illustrated this in my " Antiquities of 
Heraldry,'* where I have given several genealogical tables, tracing arms borne by 
different allied families up to one source. 


p. 145, we have seen the source whence Stopham and 
others, got their coat of 3 crescents, was from De Lisle, 
and De Lisle got it from the baronial family of Wahull,^* 
as the seals of the latter testify (Howard's " Miscellanea,'* 
Vol. L, Second Series), Robert de Insula marrying Rose, 
sister and co-heir of John Baron de WahuU {Ibid.^ p. 70), 

CoMBEiDGE, — This family, of Penshurst, was written 
temp. Henry III., de Oumberugge, and their arms were 
in Penshurst Church, viz.. Gules a cross moline or^ be- 
tween 4 swans arg. beaked or.^^ A copious pedigree is in 
Addit, MS. Brit, Mus., 16,279; branches settled in 
Sussex. It is remarkable that the family of Cambridge* 
bore gules a dross patonce between 4 swans arg., accord- 
ing to the pedigree of Hulse (" Vis. of Cheshire," 1580, 
Vol. XVIIL of Harleian Society), who matched with the 
co-heiress circa 1500. 

Dallingeidgb and Db la Lyndb. — The following in- 
formation is additional, and corrective of the statement 
of the locality of the former in " S. A. C," Vol. VI., 
p. 83 :— 

John de Dalyngegregg occurs in the Subsidy Roll for 1 Edw. III. 
as taxpayer in the vill of Hothlegh. In the roll of 6 Edw. III., in the 
Hundred of Hartfield and yill of Folkenhurst (ubi ?) he is rated at 10s., 
which is high, and in the yill **de la Parrocke,** in the same hundred, Wm. 
de Dalyngregg is rated at 2s., and in the roll of 24 Edw. I., Matilda de 
Daelyngregg is rated for Ryston in the hundred of Foxearle. Dalling must 
have been the name of some Saxon proprietor ; we meet with it in Dalling- 
ton in East Sussex, and in the vill of West Chiltington, Edward Dallyng- 
fold is rated 6 Edw. III. There is a Dalling in Norfolk. In the early 
Subsidy Rolls (24 Edw. I., and 1 & 6 Edw. III.), several names have 
the affix **rigg" or " ridge,'* chiefly in the forest district of Ashdown, viz., 
Gilderigg; Herterugg ; Lynderegg; Langeregg ; Pykerigg (Pickeridge, 
a farm hodie in West Hoathly) ; Northerugg ; Thornerugg ; Robert de 
Hawkingrngge 12s. lOd. in Horsted Keynes, and 9s. 2d. in Hellingly ; 
Walter de Brentregge, Crawley (Brantridge in Tilgate Forest), Hughde 
Fleterugg, Barcombe ; Horsted Keynes, John de Tegherngge (Tickeridge, 
in West Hothly). 

Sir Walter, of Lesceby, co. Line, was son of Sir John De la liynde, 
who married Joanna, daughter and co-heir of Hugh de Neville (" Holies' 

^* De Lisle previouslj bore a fess between 2 ohevrons. The ooat of the Isle of 
Wight family of De Lisle, was 3 lions on a chief. There are a dozen generations 
of a family of De Insula, or Disili, in Nichols' ** Topographer," who lived in Kent 
and had a different coat. 

1* From the preface of Thorpe's Reg. Roffense. 


Collections,'* B. Mus. Lansd. MSS. 207a Plut., pp. 244 and 417). 
Hutchins in his '* History of Dorsetshire/' says (ii., 152, under ** Char- 
minster *'), that De la Lynde bore gules 3 stags* heads couped arg., Tvhich 
is impaled by Trenchard; and (ii., 88) De la Lynde impaling Seward, 
Hartley, and Hareng, and Williams impaling De la Lynd, Hartley, and 
Horsey. And Vol. iv., 285, the seal of Hartley is given as argent a 
cross engrailed gules, which must have been acquired by De la Lynde 
in marriage, the bucks' heads being their original coat. Hutchins says 
that, temp. Will. I., De la Lynde, was in estimation at Blakemore. 
Wm. de la Lynde liyed 43 Hen. III., and temp. Philip & Mary. Sir 
George De la Lynd was the last male.^^ 

Eagles, of Uckfield and Barcombe, — See " S, A. C.,** 
XXV., 95. 

Fuller, of East Sussex. — This prolific family, met 
with at Salehurst as early as temp. Edward IV., evidently 
took the arms they bear, argent 3 bars and a canton gules, 
from the alliance of John Fuller, temp. Eliz., with 
Dorothy, daughter of Nicholas Apsley, of Pulborough, 
an ancient family, who bore the same arms and tinctures, 
except ermine, on their canton. But it does not appear 
that all the Fullers who bear this coat were descended 
from that match.' Their case is one, therefore, of col- 
lateral adoption. 

GoEiNG. — The arms of Goring are obviously allusive, 
and, therefore, not derivative. I append some observa- 
tions on the origin of this family taken from the " Parks 
and Forests of Sussex," p. 220 : — 

As Dallaway, Horsfield, and Lower, hare all stated that Goring was 
owned by a fapaily who took their name from it, whose heiress married 
Tregoz, and of whom another branch originated the families of the name, 
owners of Barton and Wiston, it is well to examine this statement. We 
hare families in Sussex Aamed after the manors they owned, as Ashbnm- 
ham, Poynings, Bolney and others, who may be traced from father to 
son from very early periods uninterruptedly. But that was by no means 
the case with Goring (? of Goring). Upon this point we will see what 
is said by the most recent inquirers, Messrs. Elwes and Robinson, in their- 
" Castles and Mansions of West Sussex." It appears that there were 
three, if not four, distinct manors, all called ** Garinges," in Domesday 
Book, held of Earl Roger. Hugh le Bigot held six knight's fees, temp. 
Hen. III., of Roger de Montalt, who appears to have been succeeded by 
Henry de Tregoz, to whom license of free warren in his manor of Goring 
was granted ].257 ; and Goring belonged to this family to the time of Hen. 

^^ '* Parks and Forests of Sussex," p. 46 note. 


v., when it passed to the next-of-kin, Sir Thomas Lewknor. The Lewknors 
retained possession till the middle of the sixteenth century, when 
the manor passed by purchase to Sir Wm. Goring, of Burton. Although 
the Gorings (in our opinion), became then the lords of the manor for 
the first time, it is not intended to imply that members of that family 
had not been tenants in the place at an earlier date, but not of the manor. 
[Territorial or local names were often taken without any proprietary 
'interest whatever in the place. And the canting coat of the Gorings is 
a presumption that, whenever or by whom assumed, they had no ances- 
tral arms, but rose into importance like the Culpeppers and the Dalyng- 

In order to test the statements as to the origin of the Goring family, 
I have made some special researches. John de Goring is said to have 
lived 16 Edw. II. (Patent Rolls), and to be the son of John de Goring, 
lord of Goring. According to the Calendar of Patent Rolls from the 
time of King John, the only two entries of the name and place are 
these :— P. 313, 7 Edw. IV., No. 15 : ** Pro Cantaria Scti Georgii infra 
ecclesiam Cathedr. Cicestr. fund, per Johm Goring et al." P. 179, 39 
Edw. III., memb. 29 : **Rex concessit Rico Comiti Arundell omnia 
bona rectoris de Gorringe qui ad sectam ejusdem Comitis utlagat' fuit.'* 
As to the authority for the Gorings of Lancing , charters are cited in the 
Burr. MSS., but whether public or private is not stated. In the Sub- 
sidy Roll for 1 Edw. III. no Goring is mentioned under Lancing ; but 
Ralph Goring occurs under the vill of Selsey, he being the only Goring. 
Under the vills of Kyngston tind Preston, Hen. Tregoz is the chief tax- 
payer, being rated at 17s. 2d. ; whilst under " Garing and Ferryng " the 
same Henry Tregoz is taxed at 70s. 6d., and Thomas Tregoz 16s. 9d. 
In the roll of 24 Edw. I., the only Gorings met with are John Goring, a 
burgess of New Shoreham, taxed at 4s., and John Goring, for Ifield, 
taxed at 9s. 2d. Besides these, in 1309, John Goring occurs in the 
Parliamentary Writs as manncaptor or surety of Henry de Tregoz, 
Knight of the Shire for Sussex. It is thus quite clear negatively that 
the Gorings had no proprietary interest in the manor, or even parish, of 
Goring, whilst the Tregoz family had, and that almost exclusively. In 
Nichols' ** Topographer and Genealogist " is a very full pedigree of the 
Tregoze family. It is there stated (II., 127) that John Tregoze was seated 
in Sussex as early as 14 Hen. II., and had two sons, Henry and Thomas. 
The former, his heir, had lands in Goring 1202, as appears by the Rot. 
Oblat. Again, we find, 1202 and 1219, he had interests in Goring. 
Sir Henry Tregoze, his heir, had a grant of free warren, 1256, in 
Goring, etc., and was succeeded by his brother John (who Sir Wm. 
Burrell calls John dominus de Goring, which seems to h«ve been trans- 
muted to "John Goring dominus de Goring**). He was father of Sir 
Henry, evidently the Henry of the Subsidy Rolls. 

HoLMDEN. — A pedigree of this family appears in the 
"Visitation of Surrey," 1623 (Harl. MSS., 1046). 
Branches settled in Sussex and Kent. The arms given 
are sable a fess between 2 chevrons ermine. The arms 


given by the Keatish branch (Harl. MSS., 1548, "Vis. 
of Kent," 1619) are sahle afess between 2 chevrons ermine 
between 3 leopards' faces or. These arms are evidently 
taken from those of the ancient and knightly family of 
Helmendale of that ilk in Norfolk, who bore a fess 
between 2 chevrons in imitation of the great house of. 

HoNTWOOD, of Horsham. — According to the pedigree 
in Berry's ** Sussex Genealogies," p. 37, Richard Hony- 
wood, " esquire," ^^ at the head of it, is called without any 
evidence, son of Robert Honywood, Esq., of Charing, in 
Kent. Now it so happens that there is on record and in 
print, a family document of remarkable fulness, and 
almost unique, relative to the alleged parents of " Richard 
Honywood, Esq.,'' of Horsham. This is contained in 
articles entitled " Honywood Evidences," in Volumes I., 
and II., of Nichols' " Topographer and Genealogist," 
In Vol. I., p. 399, is given the "posterity of Mary 
Honywood (Atwaters), at her death in 1620." By this 
account it appears she had issue by her husband, 
Robert Honywood, sixteen children, who are all named, 
and there is no Richard amongst them. Of course 
the Horsham Honywoods were descended from some 
other than their alleged parents, bilt they could not be 
entitled to bear the arras engraven in " Berry," for they 
were granted to Robert Honywood, who married 
Mary Waters, 10th November, 1576, and to Thomas 
Honywood, of Sene, M.P. for Hythe, 1671, who left an 
only daughter, who died s.p. There were other Hony- 
woods from whom they might have been descended, 
(See " Genealogist," January, 1887.) 

Hampton. — A pedigree of " Hampton of Surrey and 
Sussex," by the present writer, appeared in Nichols' 
"Collectanea" (VI., 295), from papers in the possession 
of their descendants. Charles Hampton, D.D., was 
Rector of Worth and Blechingley ; his son, Wm. Hamp- 

1' I have been favoured by B. G. Rice, Esq., of Croydon and the Middle Temple, 
with extracts from the register of Horsham in reference to this family, which are 
fully given in the " Genealogist," Vol. IV., p. 23, New Series. It will be seen by 
these that Richard Honey wood is styled neither ** esquire,'* nor " gent.," nor ** Mr.,'* 
which if he held such a rank he would be sure to have been. 


ton, was Rector and Patron of Worth, and of Plumpton, 
CO. Sussex, whose son, Wm. Hampton, was Rector of 
Worth and Street, and Patron of Plumpton, whose only- 
son, Wm- Hampton, was Rector and Patron of Plumpton. 
His only daughter and heiress. Charity, married Richard 
Weekes, of Hurstpierpoint, surgeon, whose grandson, 
Richard Weekes, of Hampton Lodge, Hurstpierpoint, 
possessed family estates at Wittersham, now owned by 
his grandson, Philip Hampton Carlile- Weekes. The 
arms. Chiles afess chequy arg. and sa. within a hordure or., 
with a demi eagle gules, winged or., for crest, were granted 
to Wm. Hampton, Rector of Blechingley, 1662 ; in the 
" Visitation of Surrey," for that year, a pedigree of five 
descents appears, beginning with Thomas Hampton, of 

Sir Wm. Hampton, Lord Mayor of London, 1472, was 
son of John Hampton, of Michelhampton, co. Q-loucester- 
shire. He and Bernard Hampton, Clerk of the Council to 
Bdw. VI., bore a fess chequy within a bordure, quarter- 
ing mascally (Ped. in Add. MSS-, Brit. Mus., 5,530). 
1314-18, John de Hampton was Sheriff of Gloucester- 

Hurst. — The Hursts are among the oldest landowners 
in Horsham. In the parish church is a stone inscribed 
to the memory of Robert Hurst, of Hurst Hill, who died 
in 1483; Nicholas, his son, died 1533, and Richard, son 
of Nicholas, 1592. Robert Hurst lived at the Moated 
House, near the foot of Hurst Hill, now an unimportant 
farm, but at one time a house of considerable size. Many 
members of the Hurst family have represented the 
borough of Horsham in Parliament, (Miss Hurst*s 
** Antiquities of Horsham"). Richard Hurst married 
Joan, daughter and co -heiress of Simon Peplesham ; his 
son Richard married Margaret St. Cleere (from which 
match, probably, the Hursts got the arms of a blazing 
sun), who had two daughters and co-heiresses, Margery, 

18 On a stone in the ohanoel of Kingston Ghuroh is a memorial to the memory 
of Wm. Hampton, Fellow and Scholar of Eton College, who died 1468 (Manning 
and Bray's " Snrrey," I., 378). A Christopher Hampton, of this family, was 
Arohbishop of Armagh, 1613, whose portrait was possessed by the late N. Borrer, 
Esq., of Pakyns Manor. 


married John Devenish, and Phillipa, married John 
Tickell, (Howard's " Miscellanea," Vol. II., First Series, 
p, 332). 

MiOHBLBOUBNE. — Or acTOss between four eagles displayed 
sa. was granted by Cooke, Clarencieux, to John Michel- 
bourne, of Westmeston, 1st Nov., 1571.^* Edward 
Michelborne, his fourth son, married Jane Farnfould, of 
Steyniug, who died 16 EHz. Presumably he got the estate 
jure uxorisy and having then no arms of his own, put up 
his wife's on the porch, at Awoods Place, in Clayton. His 
son and heir was Sir Edward Michelborne, who was aged 
25 at the death of his mother, and he himself died 7 Jas, 
I., and was buried at Hackney. His son and heir, 
Edward, was aged 21 at his father's death, and is said 
to have died s.p. The place whence apparently the 
family derived their name, was the vill of " Mitchburn,*' 
near West Chiltington, which is noticed in the Subsidy 
Roll of 1296. Eobert de Michelburn is mentioned in 
this Subsidy as assessed at 4s. lid. for the vill of 
Chiltington. There is an early will of a " Melchborn " 
at Lambeth (See " Calendar of Wills " there, in Oenea- 
logist, April, 1882). 

MoBB, of Wivelsfield (See " Notes and Queries," Vol, 
XXXVI., p. 248). 

PoTNiNGS. — The arms of this family (barry of six and 
a bend), being identical with those of the baronial family 
of Grey, except in tinctures, it is difficult to resist the 
belief that they had a cognate origin. According to the 
elaborate pedigree in " S. A. C," Vol. XV., p. 14, there 
were three matches of Poynings with Grey, in the four- 
teenth century. But these matches would be too late to 
account for the arms of Poynings, as two members of the 
family. Sir Michael and Sir Thomas, bore the coat temp. 
Edw. II., according to the Pari. Roll {'' S. A.C.," XXX., 
137), though there might have been and probably was 

19 Berry says the original grant adds 5 wolves or. on the cross, bnt except in a 
very few cases the family do not appear to have borne them. The late Mr. Gonrt- 
hope, Somerset Herald, drew np a very copions pedigree of this family. It does 
not appear why the heralds granted the cross and eagles, except perhaps the arms 
are founded on the exactly similar coat of Fenner, of Fenn Place, in Worth, from 
which family the Michelboumes might be descended. 

SOME Sussex: FAMILIES. 31 

an earlier connection of some kind that gave rise to the 
adoption of the Grey coat with different colours. In 
the Subsidy EoU of 1296 (" S. A. 0.," Vol. II., p. 
801), under the heading- of " Portslade and Atling- 
worth," Hawisia de Q-reby [? Groby] paid the large 
sum of 54s., whilst Michael de Ponyng paid 70s. 
(" S. A. 0.," Vol. II., p. 292). Perhaps the property of 
the former descended to the latter, along with her coat 
of arms- In Vol. VIIL, p. 268, of " S. A. C," I have 
suggested that the knightly effigy in Ifield Church, 
belonged to a Poynings, as the family had property in 
that parish ; atfd I noticed that in the " Vis. of Sussex," 
1634, there were two coats recorded as being in Horsham 
Church that evidently belonged to Poynings, viz., barry of 
six or. and vert, a bend gules ; and barry of six argent and 
gules, a bend sable within a bordure. There is another 
coat of Poynings, hitherto unnoticed. In '* S. A. C," 
Vol. X., p. 164, in the account of Slaugham, amongst the 
arms sculptured in the mansion there is Covert impaling 
Barry on a bend, 5 annulets or plates, evidently a coat 
of Poynings, and indicating the acquisition of some pro- 
perty of the Coverts by the match. 

Peokham, of West Sussex, whose arms are Ermine a 
chief quarterly or. gules. Berry says they claim to be a 
branch of the Peckhams of Yalding, in Kent. In Vol. 
III. of " ArchaBologia Cantiana," p. 143, are engraven 
from a seal ermine a chief quarterly^ the arms of James de 
Peckham, 49 Edw. III. According to- the Daring Roll 
of Arms, John de Pecham bore Azure 6 annulets or. 
Mr. Planch^ (" Corner of Kent*') mentions the arms of 
St. Nicholas, ermine a chief quarterly or. and gules, and 
says the origin of the three families, St. Nicholas, Peck- 
ham, and Parrock, is generally considered to have been a 
common one. 

Pelham.^ — Collins in his " Peerage of England " (4th 

20 Vide " Genealogiat,'* IV., 213-225. In the early volumes of Dr. MarehairB 
" Genealogist " there appeared some articles bj Mr. Walter Bye, on the Norfolk 
Families of Howard, Walpole, Woodhouse, Townsend, and Clere, examining the 
statements of the early origin of those families by peerage writers and others, 
which he fonnd were fiotitions, and not borne out by authentic records. This 
induced the present writer to look into Collins' Peerage, to see what was said about 


ed., 1768) under the head of " Pelham-Holles Duke of 
Newcastle," says " the lordship of Pelham co. Herts is 
recorded to be part of the possessions of Walter de Pel- 
ham, in 21 Edw. I." Clutterbuck in his " History of 
Hertfordshire " (4 vols, folio) gives an account of the 
so-called " lordship of Pelham " (I. 443), by which it 
appears that it was held in chief by the Bishop of London 
by nine distinct feudal tenants. Clutterbuck does not 
attempt to trace the holdings of these nine Domesday 
tenants, his first notice being that temp. Henry ill. and 
Edward I. Simon de Furneaux was lord of ** the Pel- 
hams " (e.^., the three * existing parishes, Pelham-Fur- 
neaux, Pelham Burnt or Arse, and Pelham Stocken), 
and after him by inheritance the families of Lee and 
Newport. According to the Lzber Niger (1166), Ralph 
de Pelham, held a knight's fee in Herts of the Bishop. 
11 John, Jordan de Pelham occurs in a Fine as holding 
land in Pelham Arse, and in the Liberate Rolls (p. 224) 
a Jordan de Pelham, miles, is mentioned.^^ Roger de 
Peleham witnessed a charter of Robert Bishop of London, 
1141-51.^^ Peter de Pelham was 2 Hen. III. Sheriff of 
Cambridgeshire. Besides these, we find in the public 
records, scattered notices of the name in Herts, Essex, 
and Cambridgeshire, but none indicating ownership of 
any considerable manor or estate for a succession of 
generations. Nor does the name occur in any roll of 
arms, nor is any coat attributed to it in the heraldic 

No further notices are met with till this : an Inquis. 
p.m.^ of Walter, son of Wm. de Pelham, who died 
21 Edward I., (1292), leaving Alice his widow, and 

the Sussex family of Pelham, with the result stated in the text. It seems that 
two or three centuries ago, where records were deficient, and facts were wanting, 
rather than confess ignorance, and be silent, conjecture was resorted to, believed 
in as equivalent to the truth, and imposed as an article of faith on inquirers. 
Manj a peerage family still sails under false colours. In " Notea and Queries," 
1886, it is argued that the ennobled and illustrious familj of Cecil, could not have 
been descended, as alleged in the Peerages, from the Welsh familj of Sitsylt, but 
from the familj of Gecill, of Howdenshire, in Yorkshire. 

^^ 20 Henry III., Jordan de Polham, occurs in a Fine of Lands in Polham oo. 

" '* Ecclesiastical Documents,*' published by Surtees Society, p. 67. 

" Roberts' " Calendarium Genealogicum." 


William his son and heir, aged 9 years, as having lands in 
Pelham-Fumeaux (not the "'said manor of Pelham "), as 
well as the manors of Oottenham, co. Cambridge, and 
Twisted, co. Essex, and no mention is made of any 
second or youager son. Of course, a scion of this stock 
may have come into Sussex, but Collins invents an 
imaginary Walter de Pelham, alleged second son of 
Walter, who died 1292, brings him into Sussex, calling 
him ** brother'' of the young heir ast. 9, and says that he 
was grantee of certain specified lands in Hailsham, and 
that the deed was dated there 28 Edward I. We are 
next told, " When this Walter died I don't find, but 
Thomas de Pelham, his son and heir (?), was witness to 
a dateless deed of lands in Waldron, and was living 
2 Edward II., as appears by another deed." Thus 
2d Edward II. (1309) Walter, who was under 9 years of 
age in 1291, becomes in eighteen years father of an adult 
son 1 Furthermore, " Another Thomas de Pelham (son 
of the former, as Philipot, Somerset Herald, asserts) is 
mentioned in a deed dated at Warbleton,^* 1346, and left 
issue a son, John de Pelham (which may be true), which 
John de Pelham was a person of great fame in the reign 
of Edward III." Here we come to the first proved lineal 
ancestor (and a distinguished one) of a long line of no 
less distinguished descendants, the Pelhams of Sussex; 
and henceforward Collins' account is interesting and 
trustworthy, being based on historical and documentary 

But in accordance with the title of this Paper, we are 
to inquire into the " origin of the arms " of Pelham, of 
Sussex, viz., the three Pelicans, These date from the 
time of Richard II., and are, or were, found in Waldron, 
and Laughton Churches, and Robertsbridge Abbey, 
(" S. A. C," III., 2 13, and IX., 353). We have seen there 
a*e no arms recorded for the Pelhams of Herts, though 

2* Thomas de Pelham, in the Subsidy Boll of 1292, is rated at 28. for property 
in Warbleton, where the family for generations subsequently had lands j and a 
Balph de Pelham, occurs in a Fine 10 Edward I., as owner of property in the same 
parish. Thus we see from the Public Records, the family existed in Sussex before 
the alleged migration of the imaginary second son of the Walter who died 
21 Edward 1. 1 ! 



doubtless they bore coat armour, but not the three 
pelicans. The first Sir John de Pelham, when he 
became famous in chivalry and had to bear the insignia 
of the rank of knighthood, was evidently unconscious or 
oblivious of ancestral coat armour, and. followed the 
fashion of the time in assuming a coat of arms derived 
from some near relative or an allusive coat. It is true 
the coat the family actually bore is of this character, but 
it is evidently derivative. Collins says Sir John Pelham 
(the first) *' had certain lands and houses in Winchelsea 
in marriage with Joan, daughter of Vincent Finch," ^ 
and his widow remarried Benet Oely, evidently the 
Benedict Oely who, 42-6 Edward III., was Mayor of 
Winchelsea (Cooper). Collins' pedigree of the Finch 
family, differs from that in Sir Wm. Burrell's Collections, 
who had access to the deeds of the landowners of the 
county, as appears thus under " Netherfield " : — 

' Joan d. and cob. of [Bobert] Pessenden or 
Picklesden of Tenterden, wbo bore Sable 
a/ess between 3 pelibana, 2nd wife. 

Ist Joan of: 
— Salerne 
of Iden 


■ Vincent Fincb = 
lord of Finch- 
den in Tenter- 
den and Neth. 


Joan m. Sir John Pelham.^* Vincent ^ — Cralle 

Finch ^ 

But this account may be wrong in assigning Joan, who 
married Sir John Pelham to the first wife, instead of to 
Joan the second wife. If by the latter, we have at once 
what we want — a reason for Sir John Pelham bearing 
the pelicans for arms. 

SooTNEY.— In "S. A. C," Vol. XXX., p. 144, an 
early coat of this family is engraved. Another coat 
is to. be found in Harl. MSS., 2,044, fo. 1426., viz., 
a seal with the legend, " Si : Petri de Scoteni," being 

25 A charter relative to the family of Finch, is in the British Mnsenm (Add. ch. 
20, 195) of John Pnlham, Mayor of Winchelsea, a.d. 1385, witnessed by Henry 
Oely and others. Members of the family of Pnlham, were owners of property in 
Winchelsea, as early as 20 Edward I. (See Cooper's " History of Winchelsea," p. 49). 

26 In the will of John, Earl of Oxford, 1358, " John Pelham," and others, he 
appoints as his executors, so he was not then knighted, two years after the battle 
of Poictiers (Nicolas' '* Test, Vet.," p. 62). In the will of Thomas, Earl of Oxford 
(ibid.f p. 87, 1371), '* Sir John Pelham " and others are appointed executors. No 
Pelham occurs in the will of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, who died 1399, nor 
in that of his son, King Henry IV. 


three roundels on a shield. This Peter oh. 5 Edward I., 
and was son of Thomas (who took the name of 
Scotney, and died 30 Henry III.) who was son of 
Berta, sister and coheir of Lambert de Scotney, who 
was son of Hugh de Scotney .^^ In the "Genealogist" 
for April, 1888, p. 94, is a pedigree, of four descents, 
of the family of Scottegni of Lincoln, from the De 
Banco Rolls, 8 Henry III., viz., Thomas (who sues 
Jolland de Neville), son of William, son of Roger, son of 
Fulke, living temp. Richard I. In a paper on Scotney 
Castle in Lamberhurst, by Edward Hussey, Esq., in Vol. 
XVII. of " ArchaBologia Cantiana," p. 38 he quotes the 
author ef "Les Oonquerants d'Angleterre," who traces the 
family of Scoteni or Escotingy to " Ecotigny, ancienne- 
ment Escotigny-Humeau, commune de Q-randcourt prfes 
Foucarmont, Seine infre." This baronial family possessed 
a demesne called Scotney Court, in the parish of Lydd 
(now the property of All Souls' College), and also lands 
at Oockerington, in Lincolnshire. 

Shelley, — The following extract from " Parks and 
Forests of Sussex," p. 181, concerns the origin of this 
family, and the coat armour they bore : — 

The pedigree of Shelley, given by Cartwright in his "Bape of 
Bramber/' in the early parts is purely mythical, and destitute of autho- 
rity. The probability is that the park of Shelley, near Crawley, gave 
name to the family, there being a John Shullygh, mentioned as early as 
6 Edw. III. in a Subsidy Roll of that date, as taxpayer in the parish of 
Ifield. And the fact of the name being rather common in the county in 
the middle and lower ranks of life, is in favour of the Sussex origin of 
the family. Though, if that were the case, there must have been an 
early migration into Kent, as Hasted, in his history of that county, says 
they are met with as early as temp. Edw. I., and Sir Thomas Shelley, 
according to a Roll of Kentish arms (1317-27) published in " Notes and 
Queries," May 1, 1875, bore a fess engrailed between 8 escallops, a 
nearly identical coat with that borne ever since. But another branch of 
the Kentish Shelleys, seems to have borne gulea three unicornis heads or., 
as quartered by May, who married the heiress. There is a pedigree of 
Schellay, of Schellay, in Yorkshire, of several descents. Henry de 
Shelley, circa 1230, gave lands to Roche Abbey. John, Earl of Warren, 
gave to Sayer de Kendall, the marriage and wardship of John, son and 
heir of John de Shelley, who held of him the manor of Shelley in 

" " Notes aad Queries," 16 Oct., 1869, and " York Vol. of Archasol. laatitute, 
1848,'' p. 216. 


Chiviley (1344). John, son of Robert de Shelley, gave to John, Lord 
of Shelley, nepoti suo, all the lands which he had in the town of Shelley 
(Wapentake of Agbrigg, " Yorkshire Archaeological Journal," Vol. 8, 
p. 22, 1884). 

Tattesham. — A pedigree of this family, of West Peck- 
ham, in Kent, of five generations, is in the " Vis, of Kent," 
1619 (Harl. MSS., 1648), who bore azure a cross gules 
between 20 billets a/rg.^ five in each quarter. Branches 
settled at Warbleton, and Clayton, in Sussex. Philipot 
("Villare Cantianum," p. 210), says :— " Tutsham of 
Tutsham, of West Farleigh, and Eastengrave of Easten- 
grave, in Edenbridge, bear both alike." Add. MSS. Brit. 
. Mus., 5481, fol. 36, gives a deed of Tottesham, dated 
1342, the seal being a cross between 12 billets, within a 
bordure. In the Pari. Roll of Arms, temp. Edw. II., Sir 
Robert de Estangrave, bore azure billetee and a cross 
argent; whilst in Charles's Roll, Joan d'Estengreve, bore 
ermine a lion rampant gules. 

Thomas, of East Dean.^® — A brief pedigree of this 
family is given at p, 299 in Berry's " Sussex Q-enea* 
logies." It begins with Wm. Thomas, " descended out 
of Wales." His grandson was Sir Wm. Thomas, a 
Bart., 1660, 'and he was buried at Folkington. Berry 
says: — "A patent of the arms [or on a cross sable 5 
crescents arg.^^ under the hand and seal of Sir Wm. 
Segar, Garter, granted to Wm. Thomas, of Lewes, Esq., 
14th May, 1608." Vincent, in his " Ordinary of Arms," 
at the. Herald's College, says Ap Thomas married the 
heiress of Sir John Elys, and thus acquired the coat. 
There is a short paper in the ** Herald and Q-enealogist," 
IV., 628, which will elucidate the family and coat armour 
as shown in this pedigree : — 

Idnerth ap Cadogan 

I ^ — 1 

* Owen ap Idnerth, ^ Gwysenes ap Idnerth, 

a quo whose grandson 

Sir William Thomas, Xnt., Sheriff Sir Griffith ap Elydir Goch, Ent., 
of Caernarvon, 1608, ob, 1653. He of Ehodes, bore ar^. on a cross 
bore arg, on a cross sable 5 ores- sable 5 crescents or, in the first 
cents or, in the first quarter a spear quarter a spear head gules, 
head gules, 

a quo 
Sur Rhys Ap Thomas, K.6., Constable of Brecknock, ob, 1527, (Bt, 76. He bore 
arg. a chevron between 3 ravens sable quarterly with org, on a cross sable 5 cres- 

28 This is a different family from that of Thomas, of Batton. 


cents or, in the first quarter a spear head gnles. Also on his monument three 
maydes heddes on a chevron. The arms or on a cross sable 5 crescents org. were 
horne, temp. Edw. II., by Sir Henry Elys, of Yorkshire, progenitor of the EUises, 
of Eiddall Hall, and of Agar-Ellis, Yisconnt Olifden. (Roll of Arms, t. Edw. II.) 

ViNALL, — This name is. a corruption of Fynehagh. 
John Fynehagh, and his uncle Simon Fynehagh, of What- 
lington, are mentioned in a deed dated 1383 (" Cat. of 
Battle Abbey Charters," p. 85). There is a pedigree in the 
" Vis. of Sussex," 1662, beginning with Wm. Vinall, of 
Kingston, near Lewes (descended from Vinehall of Vine- 
hall), whose great-great-grandson, Wm. Vinall, ob. 1680, 
cet suce 47, and was buried at Iford. His grandson, Wra. 
Vinall, gent.,. of Kingston, was baptised and buried at 
Iford, 1773. The arms they bore were party per fesse or. 
and sa. in chief 3 lions rampant^ sable armed^ and langued 
gules {Vide Harl. MSS., 1144: Grants of Arms, 1657V 
Similar arms were borne by John Lisley (De Lisle), 
Charles's Roll, temp. Edw. I., viz., or on a chief azure 8 
lions rampant of the first; and Henry Aucher {Ibzd.)y 
viz., ermine on a chief azure 3 lions rampant or. John de 
Bickenor (Bering Roll of Arms, ** Arch. Cantiana,'* XV., 
11), bore or on a chief azure 3 lions rampant argent 
crowned of the field. In the Parliamentary Roll of 
Arms, temp. Edw. II., three Kentish Knights bore a 
similar coat, viz. : — 

1. Sir John de Bikenor; argent on a chief azure 3" 
Honcels argent. 

2. Sir Thomas de Bicknor; the same with a baston 

3. Sir John Savage ; ermine on a chief azure 3 lion- 
eels argent. 

Waebleton, of Warbleton. — This family has been 
noticed in " S. A. C," XXIV., 39. The arms of the 
family, lozengy or and asure^ are engraved in '^Herald 
and Genealogist," IV., 219. They occur on the official 
seal of Wm. Warbleton,'^ Sheriff of Hants, 1451. He 
had previously held the office of Sheriff, viz., in 1410, 
being then in his 28th year. He was also Sheriff of 
Surrey and Sussex, in 1427. His will is dated at 

29 He is mia-named Thomas Warbleton in the list of Sheriffs in Fuller's 
" Worthies " and Berr/s " Hants' Genealogies." 


Sherfield, in LoddoD, co. Hants, 10 July, 1466, and he 
directs to be buried at Tanridge, co, Surrey. He was the 
last male heir of his family, and died 4 Jan., 1468-9, cet 
86. Thottaas de Werbletone bore lozengy or and azure 
(Charles's Roll, temp. Edward I.). 

Wbitfeld, of Hamsey. — A pedigree of this ancient 
family is given in Berry's '* Sussex Genealogies ;" and a 
paper proving their antiquity was written by Mr. Lower 
in " S. A. 0.," Vol. XIX., page 83. The arms as 
usually borne are different from those originally assumed. 
According to the Roll of the Knights at the Battle of 
Borough bridge, temp. Bdw. II., Sir William de Wytfeld 
bore sable a bend engrailed or ("Genealogist," Vol. I., 
New Series, p. 117). 


By E. H. W. DUNKIN, Esq. 

This Calendar is divided into the following sections : — 
I. Sussex Deeds and Documents. 
II. Schedules op Sussex Deeds and Abstracts of Title. 

III. Deeds and Documents chiefly relating to London 
AND Norwich. 

The contents of each section are arranged chrono- 
logically. The deeds are deposited in a press in the 
Society's Library, and are plainly endorsed with refer- 
ence-numbers corresponding to those in the Calendar, 
so that any document required for the purpose of con- 
sultation can be immediately identified. Application to 
inspect should be made to the Hon. Curator, who will 
be pleased to afford every facility for research. 

The reader is requested to bear in mind that the old 
spelling of the names of persons and places has been 
retained in the Calendar; and that all places are in 
Sussex, unless otherwise described, or too well-known 
to need any description. 


1. Letters patent of inspeximus, dated at Westminster, 1 Jan. 22 Hen. 
A.D. VI. (1443-4), reciting and confirming 

jtSA (*) ^ statute of 11 Rich. II. (1887-8) forfeiting the lands and 
possessions of divers persons, among them Robert de Veer. 

1 The Society is indebted to the kind liberality of the Earl of Chichester for 
nearly all the deeds and documents calendared in the following pages. A few 
other deeds, presented to the Society by Mrs. Crosskey, Mr. Phillips, and others, 
are indicated by the donors' names being appended. The documents recently given 
by Mr. Prince, which for the most part relate to the Manor of Otham, in Hailsham, 
will be found calendared in an Appendix. 


(b) An inquisition taken at Aylesham, before the escheator of 
Sussex, setting forth on the jurors' oath that Robert de Veer 
possessed no lands in Sussex on the day of the said forfei- 
ture, but that the Countess of Oxford, his mother, then living, 
held for her life the manors of Laghton and Westden, by the 
feoffment of Robert Naylynghurst, clerk, and others, and that 
the reversion of the said manors, after the death of the said 
Countess, belongs to Robert de Veer, by right of inheritance. 

(c) Letters patent, dated at Westminster, 26 Nov. 7 Rich. II. 
(1888), reciting that Nicholas Gernon, chivaler, and others, 
granted to Thomas de Veer, late Earl of Oxford, and Matilda, 
his wife, by a fine levied temp. Edw. II., the manor of Laughton 
and hundred of Shepelake, co. Sussex, the manors of Bokyng- 
fold, Flete, and Whytestaple, co. Kent, and the manor of 
Welles, CO. Hertford, and the reversion of the manor of West- 
dene, CO. Sussex, after the death of William Notebeme, to hold 
to the said Thomas de Veer and Matilda, his wife, and the heirs 
of Thomas, which manors, etc., descended to Robert de Veer, 
now Earl of Oxford, as his son and heir, and also reciting that 
the said Robert by reason of a judgment against him in the 
Parliament held at Westminster, 11 Rich. II; (1387-8), for- 
feited the said estates to the King, who hereby grants the 
reversion of the manors of Laughton, Bokyngfold, Flete, Whit- 
staple, Welles, and hundred of Shepelake after the death of 
Matilda, and the manor of Westdene after the death of William 
Notebeme and Matilda, to Thomas Duke of Gloucester, to hold 
to him and the heirs male of his body. 

(d) An Act of Parliament 21 Rich. II. (1397-8). 

(e) Another Act of Parliament 1 Hen. IV. (1399). 
(/) Another Act of Parliament of the same date. 

(g) A petition to Parliament, Hil. 2 Hen. IV. (1400-1), on the 
part of Philippa, widow of Robert de Veer, in answer to which 
the King restored the lands, forfeited as above, to the said 
Philippa during the minority of her son and heir, Aubrey de 
Veer, with reversion to him. 

(A) Precept to the escheator of co. Sussex, by letters patent, 
dated at Westminster, 24 May, 1 Hen. V. (1413), directing 
him to grant livery of the manor of Westden, then in the 
possession of the Crown by the death of Matilda, widow of 
Thomas de Veer, late Earl of Oxford, to Thomas, Archbishop 
of Canterbury, Sir Gerard Braybrok, knt., and others, the 
feoffees named in a fine levied 18 Rich. II. (1894). [^Latin,'] 

2. Letters patent, dated at Westminster, 15 Dec. 24 Hen. VI. (1445), 
A.D. reciting a grant to Sir Thomas Hoo, knt., dated 19 July, 23 
Decf*i5 Hen. VI. (1445), of the castle, lordship, barony, and honor of 
Hastinges ; and further granting to the said Sir Thomas Hoo 
all rents and services of Sir John Pelham, knt., due to the 
King for the Rape of Hastyuges, the manors of Crowehurst, 
Burgherssh, and Beuvylham, the hundreds of Baldeslowe, 


Haukesberg, and Shoeswelle, and the Sheriff's turn at Derfold, 
and all issues and profits of the said castle, lordship, etc., from 
the death of Ralph, late Earl of Westmerland. iLatin,'] 

3. Letters patent, dated 6 Feb. ] Edw. IV. (1461-2), recitingthat King 
A.D. Edw. III. by his letters patent, dated 6 March, 25 Edw. III. 

Feb^ 6 (1350-1), granted to John of Gaunt, his son, the county and 
honor, castle, manors, etc., of Richmond, to hold to him and the 
heirs of his body, with all the liberties and 'prerogatives that 
John, late Duke of Brittany and Earl of Richmond, had in the 
same, by virtue of which the said John of Gaunt was seized in 
fee-tail of the lordship, honor, and rape of Hastinges, as 
parcel of the said earldom of Richmond ; after whose death the 
said premises descended to King Henry IV., as his son and heir, 
who by his letters patent, dated 20 Oct. 1 Hen." IV., granted 
to his brother Ralph de Nevell, then Earl of Westmoreland, the 
said honor, castle, manors, lands, etc., for life. Subsequently 
King Hen. IV., by his letters patent, dated 21 Nov. 14 Hen. 
IV., gave and granted to John Pelham, chivaler, the manors of 
Orowehurste, Burwash, and Beuylham, in co. Sussex, together 
with the rape of Hastynges, which then were parcel of the said 
castle, honor, and lordship of Richmond — which castle, honor, 
etc., were late granted to Ralph, Earl of Westmoreland, for 
life — to hold to the said John Pelham and his heirs after the 
death of the said Earl ; by which the said John Pelham, after 
the death' of the said Earl, was seized, and by his charter gave 
and granted the said manors, lordships, and rape to Sir John 
Pelham, knt., his'son, his heirs and assigns for ever; which John 
Pelham the son, by his charter, gave, granted, and confirmed 
to Thomas Hoo, esq., Nicholas Huse, esq., Thomas Hanwell, 
clerk, and others, to the use of the said Thomas Hoo, the said 
lordship and rape of Hastynges — except the manors of Crowe- 
hurst, Burwassh, Beuylham, the parks of Crowehurst and Dude- 
well, with the advowsons and knight fees to the same manors 
belonging, formerly the estate of Ralph Scoteney, the forest and 
chase of Dalyngton, the hundreds of Baldeslowe, Haukesbregh, 
and Showeswell, with the rent of 14s. 3d., called the common 
fine going out of divers lands and tenements within the said 
manors — and Thomas Hoo and the surviving feoffees granted 
and confirmed the said lordship, honor, and rape to William 
Hastynges, the King's Chamberlain, by the name of William 
Hastynges, Lord Hastynges, knt., to hold to him and his heirs 
for ever. [^Latin.'] 

4. Letters patent, dated 15 Dec. 3 Hen. VII. (1487), confirming 
A.D. letters patent, dated 6 Feb. 1 Edw. IV. (1461-2) [See No. 3], 

j^^g and setting forth that as the lordship, honor, and rape of Has- 
tynges, etc., ought to revert to the King and his heirs for default 
of issue of the body of John of Gaunt, the King grants to " 
William Hastynges, lord Hastynges, knt., and his heirs, the 
castle, lordship, barony, and honor of Hastynges, the manors 


of Crowehurst, Burwash, Beuylham, the hundreds of Balslowe, 
Hankesborgh, and Shosewell, and the advowsons or patronages 
of the deanery and prebend of the college or free chapel within 
the Castle of Hastjnges, also the advowsons and patronages of 
the churches of S. Clement and All Saints, within the town 
of Hastings, and the churches of S. George at Brede, and S. 
Thomas the Martyr, S. Giles, and S. Leonards, within the town 
of Wyiu^helsee, also all those rents and services called 
" Blauncheferme," " Justiceyelde " or *' Shirrefeld," and fines 
called common fines and '' Shirref fine" within the said rape, 
etc. ^Latin,'] 

5. Letters patent of inspeximus, dated 21 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII. (1515), 
j,,^, confirming letters patent, dated 15 Dec. 3 Hen. VII. (1487), 
1616^ confirming letters patent, dated 6 Feb. 1 Edw.IV. (1461-2). 

[See Nos. 3 and 4.] [Za<m.] 

6. Letters patent of inspeximus, dated 5 Feb. 11 Hen. VIII. (1619-20), 
j^.3>. reciting and confirming 

Feb5* 1. Letters patent of inspeximus, dated 6 May, 14 Rich. II. 
(1391), reciting and confirming 

(a) A charter of Edward L, granting to John, son of Geoffrey de 
Sancto Leodegario, and Isabella, his wife, free warren in all 
their demesne lands at Wyrtlinge, Boxtepe, Dalyngton, and 
Boxmedle, co. Sussex, and in all their demesne lands in 
Offeley, co. Hertford. Witnesses: John de Warenna, Earl of 
Surrey, Ralph de Monte Hermer', Earl of Glouc' and Hert- 
ford, Adomar de Valencia, Hugh le Despenser, John de 
Segrave, and others. Dated 2 Dec. 30 Edw. L (1301). 

(b) Charter of Edw. III., granting to Sir Thomas de Hoo, knt., 
and his heirs, a weekly market on Tuesday at his manor of Wort- 
lyng, CO. Sussex, and one fair there every year for three .days, 
viz., on the vigil, day, and morrow of the Blessed Mary 
Magdalene, and also one fair every year at his manor of 

' Boxtepe, for three days, viz., on the vigil, day, and morrow 
of the nativity of S. John Baptist, and one fair each year 
at his manor of Dalynton for three days, viz., on the vigil, 
day, and morrow of S. Margaret the Virgin, and also grant- 
ing to them free warren in all his demesne lands at Hoo 
and Stopesleye, co. Bedford, and Whathamstede, co. Hert- 
ford. Dated at Westminster, 4 Oct. 11 Edw. III. (1337). 

7. Charter by which John Ryuer alias Comber, of Balcombe, sells to 
A.D. John [Ryuer alias Comber, his son, of Lyndfeld, one piece of 

July* 9 ^*^^ called le Cowarstrete, in Erdynglegh, lying to the land of 
Thomas Chaloner, gent., towards the east and south, to the 
King's way leading from Balcombe to Wyuellesfeld on the 
west, and the land of William a Parke towards the north. 
Dated at Erdynglegh, 9 July, 16 Hen. VIII. (1524). Seal. 


8. Grant of arms by Sir Gilbert Dethick, knt., Garter Principal 
A D King of Arms, to Sir William Hollys, knt. Dated 24 May, 

^^^ 1550 (6 Edw. yi.). [Framed.2 

9. Deed poll of Thomas Devenysshe of Westhamptonett, esq., and 
A.D. William Devenysshe, his son and heir apparent, by which they, 

D^i8 ^° performance of an agreement made between them and 
Stephen Borde, of Lyndfeld, yeoman, dated 14 Dec. 3 and 4 
Philip and Mary (1556), grant to Stephen Borde, lands and 
tenements called Neyther Byn in Hedingleigh. Dated at 
Hedingleigh, 18 Dec. 3 and 4 Philip and Mary (1556). Seals 
(one with initials T. D.) and signatures of " Thomas Deuyssh *' 
and " Wyllm Deuysh." iLatin.^ 

10. Writing indented, by which Thomas Devenyshe, esq., and William 
A.D. Devenyshe, gent., his son and heir apparent, convey lands and 

ju^^23 tenements called Bynglye in Hellynglye, to Stephen Boord of 
Lynfeld, yeoman, in consideration of £80, and the yearly rent 
of one penny. Dated at Hellynglye, 23 June, 3 and 4 Philip 

• and Mary [1557]. W^ith signatures of Thomas Devenyshe 
and William Devenyshe. Two Seals : one perfect, with initials 
T. D. , the other broken, apparently the letter D only. [^Latin,'] 

11. Bond of Thomas Comber of Allington, yeoman, to Gilbert Gillam 
A.D. of Worth, " colyer," under the penal sum of £36, for the 

No^20 peaceable and quiet occupation of a piece of land called 
Cowarstret in Erdinglighe, without eviction from Thomas 
Comber or Ely nor, now his wife, sold to him by Thomas 
Comber, by deed dated the same day as these presents. Dated 
20 Nov. 27 Eliz. (1584). Seal broken. Curious marks of 
four witnesses. [^Latin and English,'] 

12. Indenture made 12 Aug. 29 Eliz. (1587), by which Anthony, 
A.D. Viscount Mountague, K.G., revokes a certain indenture dated 

Ai^i2 ^ -^P^' ^^ ^\ii- (1584), whereby he covenants to assure to 
Anthony Garnet and Thomas Garnet, all those marsh lands 
called Wrenhams, parcel of the lands called Southeye in Bex- 

* hill, in trust for divers uses, with power of revocation, and 
being now resolutely determined to sell the same to Robert 
Whitfeild of Chichester, gent., declares the use of the said 
marsh lands to be to the >said Robert Whitfeild in fee. Seal 
with coat and quarterings of Mountague, and signature of 
"Anthony Mountague." 

18. Indenture made 14 Aug. 29 Eliz. (1587), by which the Right Hon. 
A.D. Anthony, Viscount Mountague, K.Q., sells to Robert Whytfeld 

Aug!* 14 ®^ Chichester, gent., five pieces of marsh land called Wren- 
hams, being parcel of the lands called Sovtheye in Bexhyll. 
Seal (with coat of Mountague) and signature of "Anthony 
14. Deed poll of Anthony Viscount Mountague, K.G., by which he feoffs 
A.D. and confirms to Robert Whytfeld of Chychester, gent., all 
Au^ie those five pieces of fresh marsh called Wrenhams, parcel of 


lands called Sovtheye in Bexhill. Dated 16 Aug. 29 Eliz. 
(1587). Seal (with coat of Monntague and qnarterings) and 
signatare of *' Anthony Mountague." 

15. Indenture made 20 Mar. 81 Eliz. (1588-9), by which Sir Robert 
A.D. Sydney of Pensherst, co. Kent, knt., grants and sells to John 

iSinlo Akehurst, the elder, of Hellingleigh, yeoman, Edward Akehurst, 
his son and heir apparent, and John Akehurst, the younger, son 
of the said Edward, for £100, all those lands and tenements 
called Blackstocke in Hellingleigh. Seal broken. 'Signature 
of ** R. Sydney." 

16. The Queen's letters patent, dated at Westminster 2 Apr. 33 Eliz, 
A.D. (1591), granting licence to Henry, Earl of Huntingdon, to 

Apn^2 alienate the Rape of Hastings to Thomas Pelham, esq., and 
also to the said Thomas to hold the same. Very stained and 
partly indecipherable. [^Latin,'] 

17. Indenture made 23 June, 33 Eliz, (1591), between Henry, Earl of 
A.D. Huntingdon, Lord Hastinges, Hungerforde, Botreaux, Molyns 

June23 *^^ Moyles, K.G., Lord President of H.M. Council in the 
north parts, on the one part ; and Thomas Pelham of Laughton, 
esq., on the other part ; reciting the title of the honor, castle, 
* and rape of Hastinges from the reign of Hen. IV. down to 
the said Henry, Earl of Huntingdon, who grants and sells 
the said honor, etc., to the said Thomas Pelham his heirs and 
assigns for ever, rendering yearly to the said Earl his heirs 
and assigns £13 6s. 8d. Seal gone: signature of ''H. 

18. Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Hilary term, 34 Eliz. 
A.D. (1591-2), by which Edmund Warde, gent., demands against 

^iin^ Thomas Pelham, esq., the honor, castle, and rape of Hasting, 
and divers messuages and lands, together with the hundreds of 
Goldspurre, Stapull, Gestlyng, Nenfeld, Netherfeld, and Hen- 
hurst, and recovers his seizin of the said premises ; Henry, 
Earl of Huntingdon appearing as vouchee. Part of Great Seal 
remaining. [^Latin,'] 

19. Deed poll of Thomas Pelham, by which after reciting that Henry, 
A D. Earl of Huntyngdon, Lord Hastinges, Hungerforde, Botreaux, 

May20 Molins, and Moiles, K.G., lord president of H.M. Council in 
the north parts, did by indenture dated 23 June, 33 Eliz. (1591), 
sell unto Thomas Pelham of Laughton, and to his heirs, the 
honor, castle, barony, lordship, and rape of Hastings, and 
divers other lands, and did covenant that he the said Henry, 
Earl of Huntyngdon, ** stode solely seized in fee simple of and 
in the said honour, castoU, barony, rape, lordship, and other 
the aforemencioned bargained premises," remises and releases' 
unto Henry, Earl of Huntyngdon, " so much of the said 
covenaunte as onely conserneth the seison in fee simple of the 
said Earle." Dated 20 May, 34 Eliz. (1592). [Latin.'] 


20. Indenture made 30 May, 89 Eliz. (1597), by which John Akehurst 
A.D. of Cattesfeilde, yeoman, sells for £240, to Anthony Hothe- 

Mayao roppe of Brenchley, co. Kent, yeoman, all those lands and 
tenements called Blackstocke in Hellingleighe. Seal (broken). 
Signature of " John Akehurst." 

21. Deed poll of John Akehurst of Cattesfeilde, yeoman, by which he 
A.D. grants and confirms to Anthony Hotheroppe of Brenchley, co. 

Atftt*i6 Kent, yeoman, for £240, all those laflds and tenements called 

^' ' Hellingleigh. Dated 15 Aug. 39 Eliz. (1597). 

Seal (broken) and signature of ** John Akeherst." [^Latin.'] 

22. Deed poll of Gylbert Gillam of Slaugham, collier, by which he sells 
A D. to Richard Lepard of Erdingley, weaver, for £38, one piece of 

jj^^2 land called Cowarstreet in Erdingley. The premises saved 
harmless from the jointure and dower of Margery Gillam, the 
now wife of the said Gylbert Gillam. Dated 20 May, 44 Eliz. 
(1602). Signature of " Gylbert Gillam," and seal. 

23. Bond of Gilbert Gillam of Slaugham, collier, to Richard Lepard of 
A.D. Erdingley, weaver, for the performance of the covenants men- 

M^^ao ^-^^"^^ ^^ * ^^^^ p^^^ ^*^®^ ^^ ^^y> ^^ ^^^^- (i6^2)> ^*^® ^y 

Gilbert Gillam to Richard Lepard for the sale of certain lands 
in Erdingley. Dated 20 May, 44 Eliz. (1602). Part of a 
seal. [^Latin and English,^ 

24. Letters patent dated 29 Oct. 2 James L (1604), granting to Thomas 
A.D. Pelham of Laugh ton, esq. (to corroborate his title), the 

OcL^ manors of Crowhurst, Barwashe, and Behilham, also the rape 
of Hasting, in as full and ample a manner as John Pelham, 
chivaler, Thomas Hoo, Sir William Hasting, knt., lord of 
Hasting, Sir Edward Hasting, knt., lord of Hasting, Sir 
George Hasting, knt., lord Hasting, Henry Earl of Hunt- 
ingdon or the said Thomas Pelham held the same premises. 

25. Letters patent dated 10 Nov. 5 James L (1607) granting to John 
A.D. Suckling, esq., and William Denman, gent., the rectory of 

Nov?io Falmer, of the annual value of £1 8 10s., late parcel of the posses- 
sions of Lady Anne de Cleva, and afterwards granted by Act 
of Parliament to Reginald Pole, late Cardinal ; also the advow- 
son of the vicarage of Palmer to the said rectory appendant; 
rendering to the Crown the annual fee-farm rent of £18 10s. 

26. Bond of Gilbert Gilham of Slaugham, ** collear," William Gilham 
A.D. of Slaugham, husbandman, and Edward Gilham of Slaugham, 

^^]\ husbandman, to Richard Lepard of Erdinglie, weaver, for the 
due performance of covenants contained in a deed poll, dated 
20 May, 44 Eliz. (1602), by which Gilbert Gilham sold to 
Richard Lepard certain lands called '* the Cowardstreet " in 
Erdinglie. Dated 6 Mar. 5 Jam§s (1607-8). Three seals. 
[^ Latin and English.'] 


27. Deed poll of Gilbert Gillam of Slaugham, collier, and William 
AD. Gillam of Slaugham, husbandman, by which they remit and 

Mar^e qnitclaim to Richard Lepard of Erdinglie, weaver, all their 
right in one messuage, bam, and two parcels of land in Erding- 
lie. Dated 6 Mar. 5 James (1607-8). Two seals, blank. 

28. Indenture tripartite made 20 Sept. 15 James I. (1617) between 
A.D. Thomas Whitfeld of Mortlake, co. Surrey, esq., and Henry 

Sept.2o Whitfeld of Okelye in the same co., clerk, on the first part ; 
Thomas Sheafe of Wickham, co. Barks, Doctor of Divinity and 
Dorothy Sheafe, spinster, his daughter, on the second part; 
Thomas Woodwarde of Lyn coins Inne, co. Middlesex, esq., 
Richard Kinge of Lyncolns Inne, esq., Thomas Rashleigh of 
the Strande, London, gent., and David Rawsoune of S. 
Gregoryes, London, woollen draper, on the tbird part ; being the 
settlement previous to the marriage of the said Henry Whit- 
feld and Dorothy Sheafe; in consideration of £400, her 
marriage portion, the said Thomas Whitfeld and Henry 
Whitfeld covenant to levy a fine and suffer a recovery of their 
messuage and 100 ac. of fresh marsh in Bexhill, called Wren- 
hams, and also of their closes of pasture and fresh marsh, 
called Jesus marshe in Aylsham alias Haylsham, the said 
recovery to enure, as to the said messuage and 70 ac. of fresh 
' marsh land in Bexhill to the use of the said Henry Whitfeld 
and Dorothy Sheafe, and the heirs of the said Henry Whitfeld, 
and as to the other 30 ac. of fresh marsh called Wrenhams and 
the lands called Jesus marshe to the use of the said Henry 
Whitfeld, his heirs and assigns. Seal and signatures of 
" Thomas Whytfeld," and ** Henry Whitfeld.'' 

29. Exemplification of a recovery suffered Mich, term, 15 James I, 
A.D. (1617), ro. 45,2 by which Thomas Rashleigh, gent., and David 

Ncfv 28 Rawson demand against Thomas Woodward, esq., and Richard 
King, esq., one messuage, 20 ac. of pasture, and 140 ac. of 
fresh marsh in Bexhill and Aylsham alias Haylsham [Wren- 
hams estate], and recover their seizin of the said premises — 
Edward Howse being vouchee. Dated 28 Nor. 15 James I. 
(1617). [Latin.^ 

30. Copy of indenture made 3 Feb. 16 James I. (1618-9), between 
A.D. Thomas Downton of Sandherst, co. Kent, gent., of the one 

Fei^3 pari;; and Edward Henden, Serjeant at law, Edmund 
Crich, citizen and merchant tailor, of London, and John Crich, 
one of his sons, on the other part ; being the settlement pre- 
vious to the marriage of Richard Downton, son and heir 
apparent of the said Thomas, and Thomazin Crich, one of the 
daughters of the said Edmund Crich, of a messuage and lands 
called Highland in Chittingly, a messuage and lands in East 
Hothly, marsh land in Pevensey, and lands in Ewherst, co. 

' This is the reference number to the enrolment in the Public Becord Office. 


Sussex, and a messuage and lands in Rolvenden, co. Kent, to 
the use, after the said marriage, of the said Thomasen for life, 
and then to Richard Downton in tail. [^Paper,"] 

81. Indenture made 29 May, 17 James I. (1619), by which Dame 
A.D. Elizabeth Apsley, widow, late wife of Sir Edward Apsley of 

^^^29 Thackham, knt., deceased, mortgages to Henry Shelley of 
Worminghurst, esq., lands in Worminghurst, late parcel of the 
demesnes of the manor there, and lately purchased by the said 
Dame Elizabeth Apsley from the said Henry Shelley. Seal 
gone. Signature of " Henry Shelley." Donor imknoum, 

82. Indenture made 2 Dec. 18 James I. (1620), by which Richard 
A.D. Mascall of Southmalling, gent., sells for £4c,000 to Thomas 

jj^2 Springet of the Broyle place in Ringmer, gent., the site, 
mansion house, and manor-place of the manor or farm of 
Plompton, and divers lands in Plompton, all which are 
warranted against the heirs of Edward Mascall, gent., 
deceased, father of the said Richard Mascall. Seal and 
signature of *' Richard Mascall." 

33. Chirograph of a fine levied at Westminster in the octave of S, \ 
A.D. Hilary term, 18 James I. (1620-1), between Thomas Springett, 

^Bn} S^^^'» querist, and Richard Mascall, gent., and Frances, his 

wife, deforciants, by which the deforciants remise and quitclaim / 
to Thomas Springett and his heirs, 3 messuages, 3 barns, 1 I 
water-mill, 1 fulling-mill, 1 dovecote, 3 gardens, 2 orchards, i 
120 ac. of land, 40 ac. of meadow, 500 ac. of pasture, 40 ac. / 
of wood, 100 ac. of furze and heath, and 20 ac. of land / 
covered with water in Plompton. [jLaftw.] This describes ihej 
site of the manor of Plompton. 

34. The King's pardon by letters patent dated 4 Feb. 20 James I. ^ 
A.D. (1622-3), to Sir Thomas Pelham, hart., for acquiring from 

^^\ Harbert Pelham, senior, esq., and Elizabeth, his wife, without a 
licence, the manors of Peplesham. alias Pepsham, Warlington 
and Merefeild, together with messuages and lands in Bexhill, 
Beckley, Burwashe, Bulverhide, Salehurst, Hellinglye alias 
Hellingligh, and Haylesham, of which premises the manor of 
Merefeild and all those messuages called Gaveland, 70 ac. 
of land in Hellingleighe, and 60 ac. of land in Haylesham 
called Teylmarsh, are held of the King in capite, \^Latin»'] 

35. Copy of petition to Parliament on the part of Anthony, Viscount 
temp, Mountague, and the Lady Mary St. John, Frances Browne and 

James L Mary Petre, his daughters, for an Act to vest certain manors 
and lands in the Rt. Hon. Henry, Earl of Southampton, 
Richard, Earl of Dorset, and William, Lord Petre, in trust to 
sell and to raise portions for his lordship's daughters — marked 
** Soitfait come est desire,^* No date. [Paper]. 

36. Letters patent, dated 1 Apr. 1 Chas. I. (1625), granting licence to 
A.D. Sir Thomas Pelham, hart., to alienate six messuages, six 

1^1 ^^^^h 0^® wind-mill, six gardens, six orchards, 500 ac. of land, 


240 ac. of meadow, 300 ac. of pasture, 600 ac. of wood, and 
1,000 ac. of farze and heath in Langhton, Easthothlje, 
Waldron, Mayfeild, Burwashe, Brightlirige, Wartlinge, and 
Herstmonceux, to Anthony Stapley, esq., Thomas Sherley, 
esq., Robert Morley, esq., and Robert Foster, esq. [^Latin,'] 

87. Special livery by letters patent dated 25 Nov. 2 Chas. 1. (1626), 
A.D. to Sir Thomas Pelham, bart., son and heir of Sir Thomas 

Nov% Pelham, bart., deceased, of the lordships, manors, messuages, 
lands, etc., of his said late father. Inrolled before the auditors 
of the Court of Wards and Liveries, Hil. 2 Chas. I. ; and in 
the Memoranda of the Exchequer, Hil. 2 Chas. I. ILatin."] 

38. Copy of an indenture made 16 June, 3 Chas. I. (1627), by which the 
A.D. Right Hon. William, Lord Petre of Thorneton, co. Essex, 

juneie conveys to Prances Browne, one of the daughters of the Right 
Hon. Anthony Maria, Viscount Mountague, the manor and 
marsh lands called Northie in Baxhill alias Baxley, and Battell, 
except the ditch at the north end of the field called "the 
Trade," and two little closes called Lockers crofts. [Paper.'] 

39. Copy of an indenture made 22 May, 1628 (4 Chas. I.), between 
AD. John Blomer of Hatherrup, co. Gloucester, esq., and William 

ito 22 Blomer of Butherupp, co. Gloucester, gent., of the first part ; 
and the Right Hon. Anthony Maria, Viscount Mountague, and 
Frances Browne, his daughter, of the second part ; and Henry 
Bellingham of Chichester, esq., and Edward Latton of the 
Middle Temple, London, esq., of the third part; being the 
settlement made on the marriage of John Blomer and Frances 
Browne, of divers lands in co. Gloucester and Sussex, includ- 
ing the manor of Norfchie. [Paper,'] 

40. Copy of an indenture made 20 May, 1630 (6 Chas. I.), by which 
A.D. Edward Dichfeild, citizen and Salter of London, John High- 

Mav20 ^^^^' citizen and skinner of London, Humphrey Clarke, citizen 
and dyer of London, and Francis Mosse, citizen and scrivener 
of London, sell to William, Lord Craven, baron of Hampsted 
Marshall, co. Berks, for £10,183 15s., the manor of Palmer, 
the hundred of Aldwick, and the manor of Northbarsted, co. 
Sussex, the manor of Henton, co. Somerset, the manor of 
Norton S. Philip, co. Somerset, and the manor of Sutton 
Courtney, co. Berks, and divers lands. [Latifi,] 

41. Indenture made 22 June, 1630 (6 Chas. I.), between the Right 
A.D. Hon. Edward, Earl of Dorset, K.G., Lord High Chamberlain, 

Ji^b22 ®^^*» ^^ ^^® ^^® P*^'**' ' *^^ Richard Amherst of Lewes, serjeant 
at law. Sir Roger Palmer, K.B., Master of H.M. household, 
and Sir James Palmer, knt., gentleman usher of the privy 
chamber, of the other part ; reciting that the sum of £200, the 
arrears of an annuity of £40 due to the said Richard Amherst, 
as steward of the Duke*s manors, etc., was unpaid, and granting 
in fee to the said Richard Amherst in lieu thereof, the reversion 
of two small pieces of meadow and pasture ground called the 


Eastliam, and a bam adjoining, expectant on the death of the 
Right Hon. Anne, Countess of Pembrooke. Signatures of " E. 
Dorset " and " R. Amherst." Seals gone. [Framed,'] Pre- 
sented by Charles T. Phillips, Esq. 

A modern copy is deposited with the deeds. 

42. Deed poll of Mary Akehurst of Hellinglie, widow, late wife of John 
A.D. Akehurst, gent., deceased, by which after reciting that her 

BepW4 husband, John Akehurst, was seized of lands ana tenements 
called Black estocke in Hellinglie, and that the said lands were 
come by lawful conveyance to Anthonie Reeve of Biddenden, 
CO. Kent, gent., and that she had heretofore brought oue writ 
of dower against the said Anthony Reeve, remits and quit- 
claims to the said Anthony Reeve all her right, title, and claim 
in the said premises, and all her right of dower in the sapie. 
Dated 14 Sept. 8 Chas. I. (1632). Seal gone. Signature of 
" Mary Akehurst." 

43. Letters patent dated 20 Apr. 12 Chas. I. (1636), granting licence 
▲.D. to Sir Thomas Pelham, bart., to alienate the honor, castle, lord- 

Aprfa) ®^^P> ^^^ ^*^P® ^^ Hasting es, and the manors of Burwash, 
Bibleham, Crowhurst, and. Byshopstowne alias Byshopstone, 
also the hundreds of Oouldspurre, StapuU, Gesflinge, Nend- 
feild, Netherfeild, Henhurst, Hawksborough, Shooswell, and 
Baldsloe, the rectory of Laughton, and the advowson of the 
vicarage of Laughton, to John Millington, gent. [^Latin,'] 

44. Indenture made 1 Feb. 1638-9 (14 Chas. L), by which Henry 
A.D. Whitfield of Ockley, co. Surrey, clerk, and Dorothy Whit- 

fS?'? ^®^^» ^'^^ ^^®' *^^ Thomas Whitfield of Worth, esq., son 
and heir of John Whitfield, late of Worth, esq., deceased, sell 
to Edward Godman of Westminston, gent., for £2,000, the 
messuage or dwelling house and fresh marsh, containing 100 
ac. in Bexhill, called Wrenhams. Seals and signatures of 
"Hry Whitfeld," " Dorothe Whitfeld,'' and " Tho : Whitfeld." 

45. Chirograph of a fine levied at Westminster in the Octave of the 
AD. Purification of the Blessed Mary, 14 Chas. I. (1638-9), 

^HU.* • b®^^6®^ Edward Godman, gent., querist, and Henry Whit- 
feild, clerk, Dorothy his wife, and Thomas Whitfeild, esq., 
deforciants, by which the deforciants remise and quitclaim 1 
messuage, 10 ac. of pasture, and 100 ac. of fresh marsh in 
Bexhill, to Edward Godman and his heirs. [^Latin,'] 

46. Duplicate of the preceding fine. 

47. Chirograph of a fine levied at Westminster in three weeks from 
A.D. Michaelmas, 15 James I. (1639), between Thomas Woodward, 

Mi^. ®®^*» *^^ Richard Kyng, esq., querist, and Thomas Whitfeld, 
esq., and Henry Whitfeld, clerk, deforciants, by which the 
deforciants remise and quitclaim one messuage, 20 ac. of pasture, 
and 140 ac. of fresh marsh in Bexhill and Aylsham alias 
Haylsham, to the said Thomas Woodward and Richard Kyng 


and the heirs of Thomas. [Zato.] Presented hy C, Leeaon 
Prince, Esq, 

48. Indenture made 12 Oct. 16 Chas. I. (1640), between Edward God- 
x,D. man of Wotton in Chiltington in the parish of Westmeston, 

Q^^ gent., of the one part ; and Edmund Middleton of Horsham, 
gent., of the other part; by which in consideration of a marriage 
already solemnized between the said Edward Godman and Anne 
Bennet of Chiltington, the relict of Philip Bennet, gent., 
deceased, the said Edward Godman settles all that marsh land, 
parcel of certain lands called Middle Wrenhams, adjoining to 
lands called the Further Wrenhams ; and also all the land 
called the Further Wrenhams, and one parcel of land lying 
eastward to the land called Middle Wrenhams, all in the parish 
of Bexhill, on the said Edward Godman for life, then to Ann, 
his wife, for life, and then to their issue in tail male, and in 
default to the right heirs of the said Edward Godman for ever. 
Seal and signature of " Edward Godman.'' 

49. Counterpart of the preceding deed, with seal and signature of 

"Edm: Middleton." 

50. Indenture made 12 June, 24 Chas. I. (1648), between Sir Thomas 
A.D. Pelham of Laugh ton, hart., of the first part; Sir Robert 

Jime^i2 Sydney, knt., Lord Sydney of Penshurst, Viscount Lisle, and 
Earl of Leicester, Phillip, Viscount Lisle, his son and heir 
apparent, Algernowne Sydney, esq., his second son. Sir John 
Monson of Burton near Lincoln, K.B. and bart.. Sir John 
Temple of London, knt., and others, of the second part ; and 
John Pelham, esq., son and heir apparent of Sir Thomas 
Pelham, and the Lady Lucy Pelham, his wife, one of the 
daughters of Robert, Earl of Leicester, of the third part; being 
a settlement of divers manors and lands in Middlesex and 
Sussex. [Framed,'] 

51. Duplicate of the preceding deed. [^Framed,'] 

52. Bond of Ninion Butcher, citizen and merchant of London, to 
A.D. Thomas Crooch of Lewes, tailor, in the penal sum of £190, 

jv^fio ^^' *^® ^^® performance of a deed poll bearing the date hereof, 
by which Ninion Butcher sold to Thomas Crooch two messuages 
with stable, orchard, and garden, in the parishes* of S. Mary 
Westout and S. Michael in Lewes. Dated 10 June, 1654. 
Signature of " Ninion Butcher." 

58. Probate of the will of Sir Thomas Pelham of Laughton, hart., made 
AD. 11 Aug. 1654. Dated under the seal of the Court for Probate 

No^ts 0^ ^^lls, 13 Nov. 1654. 

54. Indenture made 9 Apr. 1656, by which Susanna Morley, the relict 
A.D. of Robert Morley, late of Glynde, esq., deceased, assigns to 

Am% William Lane of Southover near Lewes, gent., the residue of 
a lease of the warren of Conies and feeding of them, on Tels- 
combe Downe in Telscombe, together with the tithes of the 
said Conies, which lease was granted to her by Edward, Earl of 


Dorset, for certain lives. Seal gone. Signature of " Susanna 


65. Particulars, relating to an information of intrusion, Easter term, 13 

A.D. Chas. II. (1661), Attorney General vera, Matthew Taylor. This 

EMt ^*® * ^^^^ ^^ *^® Court of Exchequer, arising out of a claim by 

the Crown to the manor and marsh lands called Northey, 

owned by John Blomer, esq., whose tenant was Matthew 

Taylor. The Crown set out their title to certain lands called 

Northey and Priestmarsh, and attempted to eject Matthev 

Taylor, but the title exhibited by Mr. Blomer ^hows that these 

lands were distinct from the manor and marsh lands of Northey. 


56. Indenture quadrupartite made 4 June, 15 Chas. II. (1663), between 
AD. Edward Godman, the elder, of Oatehale in Wiyelsfield, gent., 

Ju]M^4 Edward Godman, citizen and vintner of London, his son, and 
John Godman, citizen and cutler of London, youngest son of 
the said Edward Godman, the elder, of the first part ; Anne 
Bassano of Ditcheling, widow, and Henry Bassano of Ditche- 
ling, gent., of the second part ; Thomas Jenner of Wivelsfield, 
yeoman, of the third part ; and William Coby of Southover, 
gent., and Richard Marchant of Ditcheling, yeoman, of the 
fourth part; by which the said Edward Godman, the elder, 
Edward Godman, the younger, John Godman, Anne Bassano, 
Henry Bassano, and Thomas Jenner covenant to levy a fine to 
William Coby and William Marchant, and their heirs, of a 
piece of marsh land, parcel of the Middle Wrenhams, the lands 
called the Further Wrenhams, and one other parcel of marsh 
land lying eastward to the lands called Middle Wrenhams, in 
Bexhill, and also of five pieces of land called the Northfeilds 
and Eastmeades, in Ditcheling, which fine shall enure concern, 
ing the lands in Bexhill to the use of Edward Grodman the 
father for life, and then to the use of the said Edward God- 
man the son in fee ; and concerning the lands in Ditchling to 
the only use of Thomas Jenner in fee. Seals and signatures 
of " Edward Godman," and the other parties. 

57. Duplicate of the preceding indenture. 

58. Chirograph of a fine levied at Westminster in Trinity term, 15 
A.D. Chas. II. (1663), between William Coby, gent., and Richard 
^ Marchant, querist, and Richard Godman, senior, gent., and 

Edward Godman, junior, John Godman, Anne Bassano, widow, 
Henry Bassano, gent., and Thomas Jenner, deforciants, by 
which the deforciants remise and quitclaim 12 ac. of land, 
4 ac. of meadow, 10 ac. of pasture, and 60 ac. of marsh in 
Bexhill and Ditcheling, to the said William Coby and Richard 
Marchant, and the heirs of William. [Za^m.] 

59. Copy of an indenture made 27 March, 21 Chas. II. (1669), between 
A.D. William, Earl of Craven, Viscount Craven of Uffington, Baron 

j^®^ of Hampstead Marshall, and one of the Lords of H.M. Privy 


Cotincil, of tbe first part ; Sir William CraTen of 8. Clement's 
Danes, co. Middlesex, knt., of the second part ; George Gierke 
of Watford, co. Northampton, esq., and Mary Gierke, eldest 
daughter of the said George Gierke, of ^e third part ; 
6ir Bobert Atkins of Sapperton, co. Gloucester, K.B., 
Robert Gierke of Long Bockby, co. Northampton, esq., Sir 
John Baber of 8. Paul's, Govent Garden, co. Middlesex, knt., 
and George Weld of 8. Martin's in the Fields, co. Middlesex, 
esq., of the fourth part; and Sir Anthony Graven of S. Glement's 
Danes, knt., Humphrey Weld of Lulworth Gastle, co. Dorset, 
esq., George Holman of Warkeworth, co. Northampton, esq., 
and Sir John Holman of Warkeworth, bart., of the fifth part ; 
being a settlement of Lord Graven's estates, including the 
manor of Falmer, and the manor and hundred of Aldwick in 
Sussex, prior to the marriage of Sir William Graven and 
Mary Gierke. [^Paper.'] 

60. Indenture of release made 2 Apr. 21 Ghas. IL (1669), between 
A.D. Edward Godman, citizen and vintner of London, of the one 

Apr^2 part ; and Robert Bignold, the younger, of Farneham, co. 
Surrey, gent., and George Wroth of Farneham aforesaid, 
gent., on the other part ; being the settlement previous to the 
marriage of the said Edward Godman and Jane Wroth of 
Farneham, spinster, by which a piece of marsh land, parcel of 
certain lands called Middle Wrenhams, certain lands called 
the Further Wrenhams, and also another parcel of marsh 
land lying eastward to the Middle Wrenhams, all in Bexhill, 
were settled after the said marriage on Edward Godman for 
life, then on Jane, his wife, for life, then as to the parcel 
of the Middle Wrenhams and lands lying eastward thereof, 
on their issue, successively in tail male, and as to those lands 
called the Further Wrenhams, on the right heirs of Edward 
Godman. Seal and signature of " Edward Godnaan." 

61 & 62. Gounterpart of an indenture of lease for a year of the aforesaid 
AD. premises, and of the preceding indenture of release, made 1 & 
^^^ 2 Apr. 21 Ghas. II. (1669.) Seals and signatures of « Robert 
1 1 2 Bicknell, jun.," and ** Geo. Wroth." 

68. Exemplification of a plea of trespass (before the Justices " De 

A.D. Banco," Trin. term, 21 Ghas. II., 1669, ro. 1700), promoted 

Trin ^y ^^^ John Pelham, hart., against William Shepard late of 

Ore, husbandman, who had carried ofif trees and underwood at 

Ore to the value of £10. [Latin,'] IFramed."] 

64. Exemplification by letters patent dated 5 July, 21 Ghas. II. (1669), 
A.D. at the request of Sir John Pelham, bart., of letters patent of 

juiy*6 inspeximus dated 29 Oct. 2 James I., confirmiug the title of 
Thomas Pelham, esq., to tbe manors of Growhurst, Burwash, 
and Bevilham, and the rape of Hastings. [La<m.] 

65. Gopy of an indenture of lease made 21 Oct. 22 Ghas. II. (1670), 
A.D. by which the King conveys to Sir John Globery of Winchester, 

Oot!Si ^^' Southampton, knt., for the term of 500 years, the fee-farm 


renki of £82 8s. 2d. issuing ont of tbe manor of Kingswood, 
CO. Wilts, of £93 48. ont of the manor of Eddington Romsey 
Twinehead and the grange of Barton, and capital messuage of 
the manor of Staple Ashton, co. Wilts, of £36 I3s. out of the 
manor of Old Lymington, co. Southampton, of £34 5s. ont 
of the manor of Bulbame Bremore, co. Southampton, of 
£22 16s. 8d. out of the manor of Bremore Courtney, co. 
Southampton, of £20 out erf the manor of Igham alias 
Higham, co. Sussex, of £129 16s. 6|d. out of the manor of 
Falmer, co. Sussex, of £56. 2s. O^d. out of the manor of 
Selsey, co. Sussex, of £16 8s. 3d. out of the town of Wey- 
mouth and Melcombe Regis, co. Dorset, of £16 out of the 
town of- Bridport, co. Dorset, of £37 ISs. 3d. out of the 
manor of Spilesbury, co. Dorset, of £52 17s. 2d. or 
£52 16s. lOd. out of the manor of Cerne, co. Dorset, of 
£35 19s. lid. out of the manor of Charminster, co. Dorset, 
and of £27 19s. lid. out of the manor of Weeke, co. Dorset. 

66. Copy of the will of Richard Dounton of Istleworth, co. Middlesex, 
A.D. esq. Dated 3 March, 23 Chas. II. (1670-1). The testator 

Mitf^3 ^^® possessed of lands in Sandhurst, co. Kent, in Chittingly, 
Hoadly, and Heathfield, co. Sussex, and in Istleworth, co. 
Middlesex. Memo, at the foot thereof : " My fifather dyed 
August y« 30th, 1672." IPaper.'] 

67. Copy of indenture made 16 June, 25 Chas. II. (1673), by which 
▲.D. Francis, Lord Hawley, Sir Charles Harbord, knt., his Majesty's 

Jiiaeie surveyor general. Sir William Haward of Tandridge, co. 
Surrey, knt.. Sir John Talbot of Lacock, co. Wilts, knt., and 
William Harbord of Grafton Park, co. Northampton, esq., 
surviving trustees for the sale of fee-farm and other rents, 
convey to Edmund Clerke of Hyde, co. Southampton, esq., 
and John Webb of Winchester, gent., by the direction of Sir 
John Clobery of Winchester, knt., divers fee-farm rents as in 
No. 65, except that £20 issuing out of the manor of Igham 
alias Higham, is omitted. 

68. Another copy of the preceding indenture. 

69 & 70. Indentures of lease and release, made 16 and 17 July, 29 Chas. 

A.D. II. (1677), the release being between Edward Godman, 

July citizen and vintner of London, of the one part ; and John Baker 

16 & 17 of Mayfeild, gent., and Edward Warnett, junior, of Framfeild, 

gent., of the other part ; being tbe settlement made after the 

marriage of the said Edward Godman to Anne, his wife, by 

which, in consideration of her marriage portion, lauds called 

the Further Wrenhams in Bexhill, are settled on Edward 

Godman for life, then on Anne, his wife, for life, and then on 

their sods successively in tail male, failing which, to their 

daughters in tail, and 'in default to the right heirs of Edward 

Godman^ Seal and signature of '^ Edward Godman." 


71 & 72. Duplicates of the preceding indentures of lease and release. 

73. Copy of an indenture made 7 Feb. 30 Qh&s. II. (1677-8), by which 
^.s. Edmund Clarke of Hyde, co. Southampton, esq., and John 

p^b 7 Webb of the City of Winchester, gent., conrey to Sir John 
Clobery of the City of Winchester, knt., the reversion of 
divers fee-farm^ rents [as in No. 65, except that £20 
issuing out of the manor of Higham is omitted], the trustees 
for the sale of fee- farm' rents having conveyed the reversion to 
Edmund Clarke and John Webb in trust for Sir John Clobery, 
who had a lease of the same for 500 years from the Crown. 

74. Deed poll of Eichard Leopard of Fietchinge, yeoman, by which he 
A.D. absolutely conveys to Elizabeth Leopard, his daughter, for her 

jime% future maintenance, two messuages with two acres of land in 
Ardinglie, called Couarstreete, in the occupation of George 
Leopard and Eichard Geale. Dated 19 June, 30 Chas. II. 
(1678.) Signature of " Richard Leopard." IPaper.] 

75. Extract from the Recovery Index, for Mich, term, 31 Chas. II. 
A.D. (1679), setting forth the particulars of a recovery then suflfered 
Mteh. ^^ *^® honor and castle of Hastings, and divers manors and 

lands, in which Sir John Pelham, bart., appeared as vouchee, 
who vouched Thomas Pelham, esq. (ro. 241). [^Faper,"] • 

76. Indenture made 18 Oct. 31 Chas. II. (1679), between Sir John 
A.D. Pelham of Laughton, bart., and the Lady Lucy, his wife, of 

OcW8 *^® ^^^* P*^^ ' Thomas Pelham, esq., his son and heir apparent, 
of the second part ; Peter Bois of S. Andrew's, Holborn, co. 
Middlesex, gent., and Henry Heblethwayte of the same, gent., 
of the third part; Sir William Jones of Grays Inn, co. 
Middlesex, knt., of the fourth part ; and Elizabeth Jones, only 
daughter of Sir William Jones, of the fifth part ; being a settle- 
ment of divers lands in Middlesex and Sussex, on the marriage 
of Thomas Pelham and Elizabeth Jones. Seals and signatures 
of " John Pelham,'' and '* Thomas Pelham." 

77. Duplicate of the preceding indenture. 

78. Extract from the King's Silver Book for Easter term, 2 James II. 
A.D. (1686), setting forth a fine then levied between Gilbert, Earl of 
Eaat. Clare, and John White, esq., plaintiffs, and Sir John Pelham, 

bart., Thomas Pelham, esq., and George Pelham, esq., defor- 
ciants, of the honor, castle, and rape of Hastings, and divers 
hundreds and manors. [^Faper,^ 

79. Deed poll of Sir John Pelham of Laughton, bart., by which he 
A.D. revokes the settlement of the manor of Laughton, the honor, 

jj^7 castle, and rape of Hastings, and other estates in co. Sussex, 
made by indenture, dated 18 Oct. 31 Chas. II. (1679.) Dated 
7 May, 2 James IL (1686). Seal and signature of '< John 

80. Indenture made 10 May, 2 James II. (1686), between Sir John 
A.D. Pelham of Laughton, bart., Thomas Pelham, esq., his son and 

j^jQ heir apparent, and George Pelham of S. Andrew's, Holborn, co. 


Middlesex, esq., of the first part ; the Eight Hon. Gilbert, Earl 
of Clare, and John White of Cotgrave, co. Nottingham, esq., 
of the second part ; and the Right Hon. the Ladj Grace Holies 
(youngest daughter of the said Earl) of the third part ; being 
the settlement made on the marriage of Thomas Pelham and 
the Lady Grace Holies of the honor, castle, and rape of 
Hastings, and divers other manors and lands. Signatures of 
" John Pelham," " Thomas Pelham," and others. 
81 & 82. Copy of indentures of lease and release, the release being 
A.D. made 3 June, 2 James II. (1686), between Sir John Webbe, of 
jme Canford, co. Dorset, bart., and Dame Mary, his wife, of the first 
2 & 3 part ; the Right Hon. Francis, Lord Viscount Mountagu, and 
Sir John Arundell of Trayheme, co. Cornwall, knt., of the 
second part ; John Carrell of Harting, co. Sussex, esq., George 
Holman of Warkworth, co. Northampton, esq., and Edmund 
Perkins, of Winckton, co. Southampton, esq., of the third 
part; Philip Draycott of Painsly, co. Stafford, esq., of theP 
fourth part ; John Webbe, esq., son and heir apparent of the 
said Sir John Webbe, of the fifth part ; Mary Webbe, spinster, 
sole daughter of the said Sir John Webbe and Dame Mary, his 
wife, Mark Marmaduke Langdall, gent., Elizabeth Langdall 
and Frances Langdall, spinsters, children of Marmaduke Lang- 
dall of Holme, co. York, esq., of the sixth part ; Henry Blomer 
of Middlesex, esq., of the seventh part; William Petre of 
Middlesex, esq., and Robert Surman of East Leach, co. 
Gloucester, gent., of the eighth part ; being a deed of settle- 
ment of divers manors and lands, in co. Gloucester, Berks, 
Oxon. , and Sussex, including the manor and marsh lands called 
Northie in the last named county. [^Paper."] 

83. Chirograph of a fine levied three weeks from the day of the Holy 
A.D. Trinity, 2 James II. (1686), between Francis, Viscount Moun- 
T^. tague, and Sir John Arundell, knt., querists, and Sir John 

Webb, bart., and Mary, his wife, deforciants, by which the defor- 
ciants remise and quitclaim to the said Yiscount Mountague and 
John Arundell, and the heirs of the said Yiscount, the manors 
of Hatheropp and Eastlach Turville, and divers lands, also the 
advowson of the rectory of Hatheropp, *co. Gloucester, and the 
manors of Braundeston, Roses Bartlets, and the late Abbey of 
Lilleshall and divers lands, also the advowson of the church of 
Braundeston, co. Northampton, and 2 messuages, 2 cottages, 2 
gardens, 2 orchards, 200 ac. of land, 50 ac. of meadow, 100 ac. 
of pasture, and 100 ac. of marsh in Northie, Baxill alias Baxley, 
and Battell, co. Sussex, and divers tenements in Highworth, 
Cricklade S. Sampson's, Cricklade S. Mary's, and Water 
Eaton, CO. Wilts, and divers tenements in Kelmscott and 
Shipton under Whichwood, co. Oxon., and divers tenements in 
Langford, co. Berks. [jLa^m.] 

84. Bond of Elizabeth Lepard of Flechinge, spinster, to Richard Lepard 
A.D. of Fleching, " stonlayer,*' under the penal sum of £200, 

j^? 6 reciting the conveyance by Richard Leopard, senior, her father. 

to the said Elizabeth of 2 meBsnages and 2 acres of land 
in Ardinglye, called Gowifstreat [See No. 74], and covenanting 
that in consideration of £40 paid to her, the said premises 
shall remain to the said Richard Leopard, after the decease of 
his father. Dated 6 Jan. 2 James 11. (1686-7). Signature 
of " Elizabeth Lopard." Seal. ^Faper.] ^Latin and English.^ 

85. Bond, of William Bord of Bordhill in Cnckfeild, esq., to Edmund 
A.D. Calverley of Hellinglj, yeoman, under the penal sum of £600, 

Au?27 ^^' *^® performance of the covenants mentioned in an indenture 
of bargain and sale, bearing even date with this obligation, 
between the said parties. Dated 27 Aug. 4 James II. (1688.) 
Seal and signature of " William Board." [Latin atid English/] 

86. Indenture made 27 Aug. 4 James II. (1688), between William Bord 
A.D. of Bordhill in Cockfeild, esq., of the first part ; Edmund Cal- 

Au?27 verley of Hellingly, yeoman, of the second part ; and John 
Chilley of Hellingly, gent., of the third part; by which 
William Bord sells for £520, to Edmund Calverley, a mes- 
suage and lands called Great Sherpat, the Eoughe Sherpat, and 
the Westland, lands called Twytes and Neither Byne, and 
lands called Binglie, all in Hellingly. Seal and signature of 
" William Board." 

87. Release by Hendon Downton of Twitnam, co. Middlesex, esq., to 
A.D. John Carr, citizen and skinner of London, of all writs of error 

i^^x concerning a judgment obtained against him by the said John 
Carr. Dated 12 Feb. 1688-9. IPaper.'] lEnglish.]^ 

88. Bond of Hendon Downton of Twitnam, co. Middlesex, esq., to John 
A.D. Carr, citizen and skinner of London, in the penal sum of £300, 

i^i2 ^^^ *^® payment to the said John Carr of £154 10s. Dated 
12 Feb. 4 James IL (1688-9). iPaper.] [Latin and 

89. Judgment in the Court of Common Pleas, Easter term, 1 Will, and 
A.D. Mary, ro. 377,* in a plea of debt for £300, promoted by John 
^^ Carr against Hendon Downton, late of Twittenham, co. Middle- 
sex, esq. Damages adjudged, £80. [Paper.] [Latin.] 

90 & 91. Indentures ol lease and release, made 9 and 10 July, 1 Will, and 

A.D. Mary (1689), the release being between Dame Anne Clobery, 

JJ5® the relict and executrix of Sir John Clobery, late of Winchester, 

9&10 CO. Southampton, knt., deceased. Sir Charles Holt of Aston 

near Birmingham, co. Warwick, hart., and Dame Anne, his 

wife, eldest daughter and one of the coheirs of the said Sir 

John Clobery, Clobery Bromley, esq., another of the coheirs of 

the said Sir John Clobery, viz., only son and heir of Eatherine 

» Nob. 87, 88, 89, 93, 104, 109, 110, 111, and 116 to 122, refer to transaotions 
in connection with the Highlands and Coleharbour estates, and are therefore in- 
cluded in this section of the calendar. 

* This and similar references refer to the membrane on the Common Boll in 
the Fublio Kecord Office. 


Bromley^ deceased, second daughter of the said Sir John 
Clobery, Susanna Clober j and Maiy Clobery, younger daughters 
and other coheirs of the said Sir John Clobery, of the first part ; 
William Bromley of Bagginton, co. Warwick, esq., of the 
second part ; the Hon. Charles Leigh of Leighton Beaudesert, 
CO. Bedford, esq., and William Cranmer of London, merchant, 
of the third part ; by which Dame Anne Clobery, Sir Charles 
Holt, bart., and Dame Anne, his wife, Clobery Bromley, esq., 
Susanna Clobery, and Mary Clobery convey the fee-farm rent 
charged on the manor of Falmer to trustees^ to the use of 
the said William Bromley of Bagginton for life, and then to the 
use of his son Clobery Bromley. Seals and signatures of 
" Ann Clobery," " Charles Holt," " Susanna Clobery," " Mary 
Clobery," and " W. Bromley." Seals in very good condition, 
displaying heraldic devices. 

92. Indenture made 18 Nov. 1 Will, and Mary (1689), by which 
A.D. . Richard Leopard, the elder, of Fletching, yeoman, and 

Novfis Richard Leopard, the younger, of Fletching, bricklayer, his 
eldest son, mortgage to George Leopard of Lindfeild, turner, 
for £60 and interest, two messuages and one piece of land 
called Cowarstreete in Erdingly alias Ardingly. Seals gone. 
Signatures of Richard Leopard, senior and junior. 

93. Recognizance or Statute Staple of Hendon Downton of Twicknam, 
A.D. CO. Middlesex, esq., and Thomas Hungerford of the same, 

1)^2^19 ®sq., to Richard Webb of the Inner Temple, London, esq., in 
the penal sum of £200. Dated 19 Dec. 1690. [Latin.} 

94. Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Hil. term, 2 Will, and Mary 
A.D. (1690-1), ro. 170, by which Nicholas Baker, gent., demands 

^HU^ against John Browning, gent., tbe Manor of Plompton alias 
Plompton Buscage, and 4 messuages, 1 mill, 1 dovecote, 12 
gardens, 670 ac. of land, 140 ac. of meadow, 30 ac. of pasture, 
80 ac. of wood, £20 rent, and common of pasture for all cattle 
in Plompton and Falmer alias Famer, and recovers his seizin 
in the same premises ; Anthony Springett being vouchee, who 
vouches Richard Springett. ILatin,] 

95. Copy of a deed poll, dated 18 Jan. 1691-2, of Sir John Webbe of 
▲ D. Canford, co. Dorset, bart., and Dame Mary, his wife, sister and 

Jiin??8 ^^^^ ^^ •^^^^ Blomer, late of Hatheruppe, co. Gloucester, esq., 
deceased, by wbich the settlement dated 3 June, 1686, is 
revoked, and the manor and marsh lands called Northie in 
Sussex, and divers others manors and lands in co. Gloucester, 
Berks, Oxon, and Sussex are resettled upon the marriage of 
John Webbe, son and heir of Sir John, and Barbara, daughter 
of John, Lord Belasyse. [^Faper,'] 

96 Copy of the will of William, Earl of Craven, dated 4 July, 1689, 
A.D. and proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 10 Apr., 

1693 lfiQ2 

Apr. 10 •^^^^• 



97. Indenture made 1 May, 5 Will, and Mary (1693), by which Eichard 
X.J), Leopard, the elder, of Fletching, yeoman, and Richard Leopard , 

-JJ^j the younger, of Fletching, bricklayer, his eldest son, mortgage 
^ to Francis Lucas of Cuckfeild, husbandman, two messuages 

and land called Gowarstreete in Erdingly alias Ardingly. 
Beals and signatures of Richard Leopard, senior and junior. 

98. Bond of Richard Leopard of Fletching, senior, yeoman, and Richard 
A.D. Leopard of Fletching, junior, bricklayer, to Francis Lucas of 
1693 Cuckfield, husbandman, under the penal sum of £130, for the 

*^ performance of an indenture of mortgage. • [See No. 97.] 
Dated 1 May, 5 Will, and Mary (1693). Signatures of 
Richard Leopard, senior and junior. Seals. [^Paper,"] [^Latin 
and English.^ 

99. Articles of agreement indented 5 Aug. 5 Will, and Mary (1693), 
A.D. between Henry Pelham of Lewes, esq., as guardian of Robert 
1693^ Heath, of the one part; and William Fryer of Deanes in the 

parish of Piddinghoe, yeoman, of the other part ; in reference 
to the killing of the conies belonging to William Fryer on 
Piddinghoe Down, by persons pretending a right to hunt there, 
and in reference to other disputed matters in connection with 
Deanes farm, and lands called Harpers, Horcombe, and Lodge, 
and the warrens called the Hoddowne, and Piddinghoe Down, 
in the parish of Piddinghoe. Seal and signature of ** Hen : 

100. Counterpart of the aforesaid articles of agreement. 

101. Indenture made II Dec. 6 Will, and Mary (1693), by which 
^.D. Charles Goodwyn of Lewes, gent., and Walter Brett of Lewes, 
1693^ grocer, devisees for sale in the will of William Lane of South- 
over, gent., assign to Henry Pelham of Lewes, the elder, esq., 
the residue of the lease for lives of the warren of conies on 
Telscomb Down and the tithes of the same, granted by the 
Earl of Dorset to Susanna Morley, and by her assigned to 
William Lane. Seals (broken), and signatures of " Charles 
Goodwyn," and *• Walter Brett." 

102. Indenture made 3 May, 9 Will. III. (1697), by which Richard 
^.j>. Leopard, the elder, of Fletching, yeoman, Richard Leopard, 

Ma^^3 *^^ younger, of Fletching, bricklayer, his only son and heir 
*^ apparent, and Francis Lucas of Cuckfeild, yeoman, assign the 

residue of a mortgage term, created by indenture dated 1 May, 
1693, to Walter Lucas of Lindfeild, gent., and John Vynall of 
Lindfeild, yeoman, in trust for the said Francis Lucas. Seal 
and mark of Francis Lucas. 

103. Indenture made 10 May, 9 Will. III. (1697), by which Richard 
^.D. Leopard, the eider, of Fletching, yeoman, and Richard Leopard, 

■^^\q the younger, of Fletching, bricklayer, his only soft and heir 

^ apparent, sell to Francis Lucas of Cuckfield, yeoman, for £80, 

two messuages and one piece of land called Cowerstreet in 

Ardingley. Seals and signatures of Richard Leopard, senior 

and junior. 


104. Indenture of defeazance, made 4 Sept. 9 Will. III. (1697), between 
A.D. Henden Downton of Brandford, co. Middlesex, esq., of the one 

Sept!^4 part ; and Ann Bobbins of Twickenham, widow, of the other 
part ; by which it is agreed that if the said Henden Downton 
pay to Ann Bobbins £75, with interest, on 6 March next, 
then she will ** give sufficient warrant of Attorney for acknow- 
ledging satisfaccon ypon the Eecord of the same Judgment." 
Seal and signature of *' Hen : Downton." [^Faper."] 

105. Indenture made 1 June, 9 Will. III. (1697), between Richard 
A.D. Leopard, the elder, of Fletching, yeoman, and Joane Leopard, 

jun€?i ^^s ^^^®> Richard Leopard, the younger, of Fletching, mason- 
bricklayer, his only son and heir apparent, of the first part; 
Edward Osboume of Lindfeild, butcher, and Hannah Osboume, 
his wife, of the second part ; and Francis Lucas of Cuckfeild, 
yeoman, of the third part ; by which Richard Leopard, the elder, 
and Joane, his wife, Richard Leopard, the younger, Edward 
Osbourne and Hannah, his wife, covenant to levy a fine before 
the end of Michaelmas term next, of two messuages and land 
called Cowerstreete in Ardingly, a messuage called the White 
Lyon in the town of Cuckfeild, and two pieces of land in Cuck- 
feild called the Lambe Crofts, to the use of the said Francis 
Lucas, his heirs and assigns. Seals and signatures of the 

106. Chirograph of a fine levied at Westminster three weeks from 
A.D. Michaelmas, 9 Will. III. (1697), between Francis Lucas, 
Mi(^ querist, and Richard Leopard, senior, and Joan, his wife, 

Richard Leopard, junior, and Edward Osborne and Hanna, his 
wife, deforciants, by which the deforciants assure to tbe querist, 
Francis Lucas «nd his heirs, 3 messuages, 1 barn, 2 gardens, 2 
orchards, and 5 ac. of land in Ardingly and Cuckfeild. [^Latin,'] 

107. Indenture made 2 Feb. 1697-8 (9 Will. III.), by which for the 
▲.D. purpose of barring all estates tail, Hendon Downton of 

^Jg^^l Teddington, co. Middlesex, esq., eldest son and heir of Richard 
Downton, late of Isleworth, co. Middlesex, esq., conveys to 
Robert Burd of London, gent., and Samuel Scott, citizen and 
stationer of London, the manor or reputed manor of Alderden 
in the parish of Sandhurst, the capital messuage and divers 
lands belonging to the said manor in Sandhurst and Rolvenden, 
CO. Kent, the messuage and lands called Highlands in Chit- 
tingly, the messuage and lands called Coleharber in East Hoadly 
alias Hothly, and the messuage and lands called Hoome in 
Ewhurst, CO. Sussex, in order that a fine and recovery may be 
levied and suffered to enure to the use of Hendon Downton in 
fee. Seal and signature of " Hen : Downton." 

108. Chirograph of a fine levied at Westminster in the octave of the 
A.D. purification of the Blessed Mary, 9 Will. III. (1697-8), 

^mi"® between Robert Burd, gent., and Samuel Scott, querists, and 
Henden Downton, esq., deforciant, by which the deforciant 
remises and quitclaims to Bobert Burd and Samuel Scott and 


the heirs of Robert Burd, 8 messuages, 2 bams, 2 stables, 2 
gardens, 2 orchards, 110 ac. of land, 85 ac. of meadow, 40 ac. 
of pasture and 50 ac. of wood in Ghittingly, Easthoadlj alias 
Hothly, and Ewhurst. [^Latin,'] 

109. Indenture tripartite made 18 Apr. 1698 (10 Will. III.\ between 
▲.D. Samuel Scott, citizen and stationer, of London, and Katherine, 

Aot!^18 ^^® ^ifoy adipinistratrix of John Carr, late citizen and skinner 
of London, deceased, of the first part ; Hendon Downton of 
Teddington, co. Middlesex, esq., of the second part ; and James 
Cutler, citizen and painter-stayner of London, of the third 
part } by which after reciting that the said John Carr obtained 
a judgment against the said Hendon Downton in East, term, 1 
Will, and Mary, for £300 and costs, the said Samuel Scott and 
Katherine, his wife, assign the said judgment to the said James 
Cutler. Seals and signatures of " Samuel Scott," " Katherine 
Scott,'' and " Hen : Downton.'' 

110. Receipt of Robert Lane of London, gent., acknowledging that he 
A.D. had received the sum of £5 due on a Statute Staple of £200, 

Aotms g^v6^ by Hendon Downton, esq., to Richard Webb of the Inner 
Temple, London, esq. Dated 18 Apr. 1698. Signature of 
*' Ro : Lane." [Paper.'] 

111. Receipt dated 18 Apr. 1698, of Samuel Scott, citizen and stationer 
A.D. of London, and Katherine, his wife, administratrix of John Carr, 

^^iQ late citizen and skinner of I^ondon, deceased, acknowledging that 
they had received £20 from James Cutler, citizen and painter- 
stayner of London, being the consideration money mentioned 
in an indenture [No. 109] bearing even date herewith. [Faper,"] 

112 & 118. Indentures of lease and release dated 29 and 80 Apr. 1698 
A.D. (10 Will. III.)> by which Hendon Downton of Teddington, co. 
Apr Middlesex, esq., eldest son and heir of Richard Downton, late of 

29 £ 30 Isleworth, co. Middlesex, esq., conveys to James Cutler, citizen 
and painter-stayner of London, and Richard Cutler; citizen and 
girdler of London, the messuage and lands called Highlands in 
Chittingly, heretofore the inheritance of one Edward Payne, 
and purchased of him by Richard Downton, deceased, the 
great-grandfather of the said Hendon Downton; and also 
another messuage in East Hoadly alias Hothly, called Cole- 
harber, and a parcel of woodland usually held with the last- 
mentioned messuage, and lands formerly called Old Lands alias 
Cockshootes, Ayliffs, Bushfeilds, Bonners, and Bonners Croft in 
East Hoadly and Chittingly, which said messuage and lands 
were purchased by the said Thomas Downton from Sir John 
Lunsford and Cicily, his daughter. Seal and signature of 
" Hen : Downton." 

114. Counterpart of the above-mentioned release dated 30 Apr. 1698. 

115. Indenture made 80 Apr. 1698 (10 Will. III.), between James 
A.D. Cutler, citizen and painter-stainer of London, of the one part ; 

AprTao *^^ Hendon Downton of Teddington, co. Middlesex, esq., of 


the other part ; reciting indentures of lease and release dated 
29 and 30 Apr., 1698 [See Nos. 112 & 118], and divers judg- 
ments for debt, b; which the said James Cutler, acknowledging 
that the premises thus conveyed were assigned to him only as 
security for payment of £300 and interest at 6 per cent., 
covenants to deliver up the premises and deeds, etc., on repay- 
ment of principal and interest. Seal and signature of '* James 
Cutler.** Schedule of deeds annexed. 

116. Counterpart of preceding indenture. 

117. Indenture made 80 Apr. 1698 (10 Will. III.), by which Hendon 
A.D. Down ton of Teddiugton, co. Middlesex, esq., covenants that a 

AraTa) certain recognizance or Statute Staple shall be a corroborating 
security for the repayment to James Cutler, citizen and painter- 
stain er of London, of £300, principal and interest at rate of 
£6 per cent. Seal and signature of " Hen : Downton." 

118. Affidavit of Hendon Downton, esq., that the messuages and lands, 
A.D. which by indentures of lease and release, dated 29 and 80 Apr., 

Apn^ao 1698, were conveyed to James Cutler and Kichard Cutler, are 
free from all mortgages, etc., and other incumbrances, except 
one judgment for debt, £300, obtained in the Common Pleas 
against the said Hendon Downton, in Easter term, 1 Will, and 
Mary. Sworn 30 Apr. 1698. [Paper.'] 

119. Bond of Hendon Downton of Teddington, co. Middlesex, esq., to 
A.D. James Cutler, citizen and paynter-stayner of London, in the 

Apr*) penal sum of £600, to perform covenants contained in an inden- 
ture of defeazance bearing even date herewith. Dated 80 Apr. 
1698 (10 Will. III.). Seal and signature of ** Hen : Downton." 
[PaperJ] [Latin and English.] 

120. Duplicate of preceding bond, same date and condition. 

121. Indenture made 30 Apr. 1698* (10 Will. IIL), between Anne 
A.D. Kobins of Twickenham, co. Middlesex, widow, of the first part, 

Apr^ Hendon Downton of Teddington, co. Middlesex, esq., of the 
second part ; and James Cutler, citizen and painter-stainer of 
London, of the third part ; by which the said Anne Robins ap- 
points the said James Cutler her attorney to act for her in a 
judgment o'btained in the Court of Common Pleas against the 
said Hendon Downton for £150. Seal and signatures of "Anne 
Robbins " and " Hen : Downton." 

122. Acknowledgment of the receipt of £77 18s. 9d. by Anne Robins of 
A.D. Twickenham, co. Middlesex, widow, from James Cutler, citizen 

Apr^ and painter-stayner of London. Dated 80 Apr. . 1698. 

128. Indenture made 5 July, 1698 (10 Will. III.), between the Right 
A.D. Hon. Thomas Pelham, esq., son and heir apparent of Sir John 

jlSy 6 Pelham of Laughton, bart., and one of the Lords Commissioners 
of H.M. Treasury, of the first part ; Ash Wyndham of Felbrigg, 
CO. Norfolk, esq., Robert Walpole, the younger, esq., son and 


heir apparent of Robert Walpole, the elder, of Houghton, <;o. 
Norfolk, esq., William Monson of Broxborne, co. Hertford, 
esq., and George Monson of Grays Inn, co. Middlesex, esq., of 
the second part ; the Right Hon. Charles Lord Viscount Town- 
shend. Baron of Lynn Regis, and the Right Hon. Elizabeth, 
Lady Viscountess Townshend, his wife, of the third part ; and 
Sir Henry Monson of Burton, co. Lincoln, hart., of the fourth 
part ; by which Halton Farm in Burwash and other lands are 
mortgaged as security for payment of the portion of Elizabeth, 
daughter of Thomas Pelham, esq., on her marriage to Charles, 
Lord Viscount Townshend. Seals and signatures of " Tho. 
Pelham *' and others. Endorsement certifying that the portion 
had been paid, and reconyeying Halton Farm and other lands 
to gir Thomas Pelham. Dated 27 Feb. 1704-5 (3 Anne). 

124. Copy of the will of Hendon Downton of Sandhurst, co. Kent, esq. 
▲.D. Dated 22 Aug. 1699. He devises, inter alia, lands in Sussex. 

AT22 E^^/'^'-O 

125. Indenture made 21 Nov. 1699 (11 Wfll. III.), by which WiUiam 
A.D. Vousden of Sandhurst, co. Kent, yeoman, and Robert Wood- 

Nov?2i S^^^ ^^ Sandhurst, yeoman, executors of the will of Hendon 
Downton, late of Sandhurst, esq., mortgage to James Cutler, 
citizen and painter- stain er of London, and Richard Guttler, 
citizen and girdler of London, the messuages and lands called 
Highlands, and Coleharber, and other lands as set out in No. 
112. Endorsed with a deed poll of William Vousderi and Robert 
Woodgate, dated 6 Jftn. 1701-2 (13 Will. III.). Seals and 
signatures of " William Vousden *' and " Robert Woodgate." 

126. Bond of William Vousden of Sandhurst, co. Kent, yeoman, and 
▲.D. Robert Woodgate of the same, yeoman, to James Cuttler, 

Nov^i citizen and painter-stain er, of London, in the penal sum of 
£1,200, to perform covenants in an indenture of release bearing 
even date with these presents. Dated 21* Nov. 11 Will. III. 
(1699). Signatures of "Will: Vousden," and <* Robert 
Woodgate." [^Faper,"] [^Latin and Unglish,^ 

127. Memorandum of agreement, by which William Vousden of Maid- 
A.D. stone, gent., agrees with Thomas Mountague, servant to Sir 

Jiij?!! John Pelham of Laughton, to sell to Sir John Pelham certain 
messuages and lands in Easthoadly and Chiddingly, late the 
estate of Henden Downton, esq., deceased, for the sum of 
£1,050. Dated 11 July, 1701. [Paper], Signature of 
'' William Vousden." 

128. Indenture made 18 Jan. 13 Will. III. (1701-2), between Mathew 
▲.D. Scofeild of S. Giles' in the Feilds, co. Middlesex, gent., and 

j^.^18 Jane, his wife, only daughter and heir of Edward Godman, late 
citizen and vintner of London, deceased, and Jane, his wife, 
likewise deceased, who was the daughter of Nathaniel Wrath 
of Farnham, co. Surrey, gent., of the one part; and John 


Hayes of S. Giles' in the Feilds, co. Middlesex, esq., of the other 
part ; by which the said Mathew Scofeild and Jane, his wife, 
(in order to bar all estates tail) covenant to suffer a recovery, 
before the end of Hilary term next, of all that piece of marsh 
land, parcel of certain lauds called the Middle Wrenhams, and 
also one other piece of marsh land lying eastward to the Middle 
Wrenhams, in Bexhill, that the same may be settled on the said 
Mathew Scofield and Jane, his wife, for their lives, jointly and 
severally, and then to such uses as the said Jane shall appoint 
by deed or will, and in default of such appointment to the use 
of the right heirs of the said Jane. Seals and signatures of 
" Matt. Scofield," '• Jane Scofeild,'' and « Joh. Hayes." 

129. Duplicate of preceding indenture. 

130. Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Hilary term, 13 Will. III. 
A.D. (1701-2), ro. 73, by which John Hayes, esq., demands against 

^h^u Mathew Scofeild and Jane, his wife, 37 ac. of fresh marsh in 
Bexhill [Wrenhams Estate], and recovers his seizin, John 
Cooke being vouchee. Dated 12 Feb. 13 Will. III. (1703-2.) 

131. Indenture of lease made 5 May, 1 Anne (1702), by which William 
A.D. Vowsden of Maidstone, co. Kent, and Robert Woodgate of 

jJ2[y^5 Saundherst, gent., convey to John Strong of Chiddingly, 
husbandman, for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £62, the two 
messuages called Highlands and Goldharbour, and lands there- 
unto belonging, containing 200 ac. in Chiddingly and East- 
hoadly. Seals and signatures of " Robt. Woodgate " and 
" Wm. Vousden.'' 

132. Depositions of witnesses in a testamentary suit in Chancery, 
A.D. promoted on the part of John Hungerford, gent., an infant, 

July 10 ^y Edward Trimmer his next friend, against Sir Richard 
Downton, knt., and others. Dated 10 July, 1702. Contains 
a copy of the will of Henden Downtoil. [Paper.'] 

133. Counsel's opinion as to whether a good title can be made, vdth- 
A.D. out a Chancery decree, to certain lands, about to be sold by 

jii^24 *^® executors of Hendon Downton, esq., to Sir John Pelham. 
^ Dated 24 July, 1702. [Paper.'] 

134 & 135. Indentures of lease and release dated 6 and 7 Aug. 1 Anne 

A.D. [1702], by which Thomas Fuller of S. Martin's in the Feilds, 

li^. ^^- Middlesex, Doctor in Physick, sells to Edmund Calverley, 

6 4 7 the elder, of Hellingly, gent., and John Calverley, third son 

of the said Edmund (Calverley, for £780, a messuage and 

lands called Blackstock in Hellingly, two pieces of fresh 

marsh called Berghers alias the Harbeting marsh in Hayl- 

sham, and also two pieces of pasture land called Bearf eilds, 

all which premises late were the lands of John Fuller, gent., 

father to the said Thomas Fuller. Seal, displaying the arms 

of Fuller, with an annulet for difference, Thomas Fuller 

being the fifth son of John Fuller. Signature of " Th. 



136. Deed poH by which Edmnnd Oalverley of Hellingly, gent., 
A.D. after reciting the purchase of lands by Ednnmd Calverley 

Ac^% and John Calverley from Thomas Fuller, covenants that 
immediately on his son John Caverley, then under 21 years 
of age, paying the unpaid part of the purchase money of 
the said premises, the same shall remain to the said John 
Calverley, his heirs and assigns absolutely. Dated 8 Aug. 
1 Anne (1702). Seal (with initials E. C.) and signature of 
"Edm: Calverley." 

137 & 138. Indentures of lease and release made 19 and 20 Aug. 
A.D. 1 Anne (1702), by which William Vousden of Sandhurst, co. 
Ai^. Kent, yeoman, and Robert Woodgate of Sandhurst, yeoman, 

19 &i) executors of the will of Hendon Downton of Sandhurst, 
esq., James Cutler, citizen and painter-stainer of London, 
and Biichard Cutler, citizen and girdler of London, convey 
to Sir John Pelham of Laughton, bart., the messuage and 
lands called Highlands in Chittingley, and the messuage 
and lands called Coalharbour in East Hoadly and Chittingley. 
Seals and signatures of " William Vousden," " Hobt : Wood- 
gate," " James Cutler," and " Richard Cutler." 

139. Indenture made 20 Aug. 1 Anne (1702), between William 
A.D. Vousden of Sandhurst, co. Kent, yeoman, and Robert 

Aug? 20 Woodgate of Sandhurst, yeoman, executors of the will of 
Hendon Downton, late of Sandhurst, and formerly of Ted- 
dington, co. Middlesex, esq., of the first part ; James Cutler, 
citizen and painter-stainer of London, of the second part ; 
and Sir John Pelham of Laughton, bart., and Sir Nicholas 
Pelham of Catsfield, knt., of the third part ; by which the 
said James Cutler, with the consent of the said executors, 
who had sold the estates of the late Hendon Downton in 
Sussex to Sir John Pelham, assign to the said John Pelham 
two judgments and a recognizance, and the debts due there- 
on. Seals and signatures of " William Vousden," " Robt. 
Woodgate," and " James Cutler." 

140. Bond of William Vousden of Sandhurst, co. Kent, yeoman, and 
A.D. Robert Woodgate of the same, yeoman, to Sir John Pelham 

Aug?2o ^^ Laughton, bart., in the penal sum of £600, to use theil* 
utmost endeavours to procure a Decree in Chancery for con- 
firming the sale of certain messuages and lands in Sussex to 
Sir John Pellham, late the estate of Hendon Downton of 
Sandhurst, co. Kent, esq. Dated 20 Aug. 1702. Seals and 
signatures of William Vousden and Robert Woodgate. 
IFa^er.'] [Latin and English J\ 

141. Receipt dated 20 Aug. 1702, setting forth that William 
A.D. Vousden and Robert Woodgate had received of Sir John 

Aug?lo Pelham, bart., £13 being a moiety of ^ a year's rent due 
at Mich, next for the messuages and lands at East Hoadley 
and Chittingley, which Sir John Pelham had purchased of 
them. Signatures. [Fa^per,^ 


142 &i 143. Indenttires of lease and release made 24 and 25 Nov. 
A.D. 1 Anne (1702), by which Sir John Pelham of Langhton, 

^^^ . bart., conveys to Sir Nicholas Pelham of Catsfield, knt., and 

34 & 25 Thomas Pelham, his son and heir apparent, the messuages 
and lands called Highlands in Chittingley, and Coalharbour 
in East Hoadly and Chittingley, to the use of Sir John 
Pelham for life, then to Henry Pelham, his youngest son, 
for life, then to Frances Pelham, wife of the said Henry for 
life, and their issue successively in tail male, and in default 
of such issue to the use of the right heirs of Sir John 
Pelham. Seal and signature of " John Pelham.'* 

144. Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Easter term, 2 Anne 
A.D. (1703), ro. 235, by which Samuel Grave, gent., demands 

May 10 against Daniel Raye, gent., the manor of Ewhurst, and 13 
messuages, 13 gardens, 800 ac. of land, 150 ac. of meadow, 
370 ac. of pasture, 80 ac. of wood, 190 ac. of fresh marsh, 
1,200 ac. of furze and heath, £70 Is. rent, and common of 
pasture for all animals and free warren in Shermanbury, 
Henfield, Cowfold, West Grinstead, Bolney, Piddinghoe, 
Mayfeild, Ardingley, Cuckfeild, Langney, Pevensey, and 
Westham, and recovers his seizin in the said premises, 
Robert Heath, esq., appearing as vouchee. Dated 10 May, 
2 Anne (1703). With a portion of the Great Seal appen- 
dant. [Latin.'] 

145. Indenture of lease made 8 July, 1703, by which the Princess 
A.D. Catherine, Queen Dowager, and Lewis, Earl of Feversham, 

Juiy^s I^ord Chamberlain of the Queen's Household, Lawrence, 
Earl of Rochester, Sir Richard Bellings, knt., the Queen's 
principal Secretary and Master of Requests, Henry Frederick 
Thynne, esq., and Sir James Butler, knt., convey to Sir 
Thomas Pelham of Hawland, bart., the herbage and pasture 
within the Great Court, called the Base Court of the Castle 
of Pevensey, and certain lands, parcel of the manor of 
Pevensey, for divers terms of years. Seals and signatures 
of " Feversham," " Rochester," and others. 

146. Deed poll by which Edmund Calverley, the elder, of Hellingly, 
• A.D. gent., reciting the purchase of lands and declaration concem- 

y^^ ing the same, and setting forth that his son John Calverley 
has now paid all the purchase money, releases and quitclaims 
to the said John Calverley, all his estate in the said mes- 
suage called Blackstock and other lands. Dated 4 March, 
2 Aiine (1703-4). Seal (with initials E. C.) and signature of 
"Edm: Calverley." 
147 & 148. Indentures of lease and release made 6 and 7 March, 
A.D. 2 Anne (1703-4), by which Edmund Calverley, the elder, of 
^Mm* Hellingly, gent., sells to John Calverley of the same place, 
6&7 gent,, his third son, for £50 and " diverS other good and 
valuable causes and considerations," lands and tenements 
called Binglie in Hellingly. Seal (with initials E. C.) and 
signature ** Edm : Calverley." 


149. Indentxire made 7 March, 2 Anne (1703-4), between John 
A.D. Calverley of Hellingly, gent., of the first part; Edmund 

l^!^ Calverley, the elder, of Hellingly, gent., his father, of the 
second part; George Blphick of Alfriston, mercer, of the 
third part ; and John Hawes of Berwick, co. Sussex, clerk, 
and Christopher Worger of Hellingly, gent., of the fourth 
part ; reciting articles of agreement made 12 July, 1703, by 
which the said George Elphick was to have £700 as a 
marriage portion with Anne Calverley, eldest daughter of 
the said Edmund Calverley, which marriage was solemnized, 
and £350 of the marriage portion paid. By the present 
indentxire the said John Calverley (in order to raise the 
remaining £350) mortgages to John Hawes and Christopher 
Worger for £350 the messuage and lands called Blackstocke 
in Hellingly, two pieces of fresh marsh called Burgers aUas 
Harebeating Marsh in Hailsham, and two pieces of pasture 
land called Bearfeilds in Hailsham, all which premises 
belonged to John Fuller, gent., deceased, and were con- 
veyed by Thomas Fuller, Doctor in Physick, his only sur- 
viving son and heir, unto the said Edmund Calverley, the 
elder. Seals and signatures of " John Calverley," " Edm : 
Calverley," and " George Blphicke." 

149*. Duplicate of preceding indenture, but with an endorsement 
dated 10 Aug. 4 Geo. I. (1707), setting forth that Anne 
Calverley, eldest daughter of the said Edmund Calverley, 
died after her marriage with George Elphick, and that John 
Hawes and Christopher Worger, with the consent of John 
Calverley and George Elphick, had assigned the residue of 
the mortgage term to Henry Pelham the elder, of Lewes, 

160. Indenture made 22 Nov. 3 Anne (1704), between Sir Nicholas 
A.D. Pelham of Catesfeild, knt., and Thomas Pelham, esq., son 

-kI^^oo a^id heir apparent of the said Sir Nicholas Pelham, of the 
""^'^ first part; Sir William Ashbumham of Broomham in 
Gestling, bart., and Dame Margaret, his wife, only daughter 
of the said Sir Nicholas Pelham, of the second part; Sir 
Thomas Pelham of Laughton, bart., and Biobert Heath of 
Lewes, esq., of the third part ; William Monson of Brox- 
bome, CO. Hertford, esq., and George Monson of Grays Inn, 
CO. Middlesex, esq., of the fourth part ; Henry Pelham of 
Lewes, esq., of the fifth part ; and Elizabeth Pelham, one of 
the daughters of the said Henry Pelham, of the sixth part ; 
reciting an intended marriage between the said Thomas 
Pelham, esq., and Elizabeth Pelham, and settling the 
manors of Catesfeild, Peplesham, and other lands in Sussex. 
Seals and signatures of " Nicolas Pelham," and others. 

161. Letters under the seal of the High Court of Admiralty, 
A.D. appointing Sir Thomas Pelham, bart., vice-admiral for co. 

JLpT^ Sussex. Dated 2 Apr. 1706 (4 Anne). [Latin.'] 


152. Copy of an indentnre tripartite made 14 May, 7 Anne (1708), 
A.D. between the Right Hon. William, Lord Craven, Baron of- 

j^S\^ Hampstead Marshall, co. Berks, of the first part; John 
Round of S. Clement Danes, co. Middlesex, gent., of the 
second part ; and Arthnr Gregory of Shirehall, in the Connty 
of the City of Coventry, esq., and Timothy Owen of Comb 
Abbey, cd. Warwick, clerk, of the third part; being a deed 
vesting divers manoVs and lands, including the manor of 
Falmer, and the hundred and manor of Aldwick in Sussex, 
in John Round, in order to make him tenant to the precipe, 
that a recovery may be suffered to bar entail. [Pap^r.] 

163. Copy of the exemplification of a recovery suffered in Trin. 
A.D. .term, 7 Anne (1708), ro. 166, by which Arthur Gregory, esq., 
^1^ and Timothy Owen, clerk, demand against Jolm Round, 
gent., the manors of Falmer, North Barsted, and Aldwicke 
and the hundred of Aldwicke, and divers tenements in 
Falmer, North Barsted, and Aldwicke, and recover their 
seizin in the same ; William Lord Craven, Baron of Hamp- 
stead Marshall, being called to warrant. [Paper.] 
164 Sd 166. Indentures of lease and release made 17 and 18 Jan. 7 Anne 
A.D. (1708-9), by which Francis Godman of Framfield, gent., 

^j^* brother and heir of Edward Godman, late of the parish of 
17 & is S. Dunstan's in the East, London, gent., deceased, who was 
son and hjeir of Edward Godman, late citizen and vintner of 
London, deceased, (which Francis Godman is now the 
only surviving issue of the said Edward Godman the 
father, by Anne his last wife, deceased, and is also heir of 
the said Edward Godman the father) and Jane Scofield of the 
parish of S. Andrew, Holbome, co. Middlesex, widow, 
daughter and only child of the said Edward Godman the 
father, by Jane his first wife, deceased, sell for £866 to 
Henry Pelham of Lewes, esq., two pieces (formerly one 
piece) of marsh land, p&rcel of certain lands called Middle 
Wrenhams, the lands called the Further Wrenhams, and 
one other piece of marsh land lying eastward to the 
lands called the Middle Wrenhams, all in Bexhill. Seals 
and signatures of " Francis Godman," and Jane Scofeild." 

166. Chirograph of a fine levied at Westminster in the octave of the 
A.D. purification of the Blessed Mary, 7 Anne (1708-9), between 

1^® Henry Pelham, esq., querist, and Francis Godman, gent., and 
Jane Scofield, widow, deforciants, by which the said defor- 
ciants remise and qaitclaim 60 ac. of marsh in Bexhill to 
the said Henry Pelham and his heirs. [Latin.'] 

167. Duplicate of the preceding fine. 

168. Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Trinity term, 8 Anne 
A.D. (1709), ro. 196, by which William Springett demands 
ijj2 against Harbert Springett, gent., the manor of Plumpton, 

Mas Plompton, aZtcw Plumton, alias Plomton, alia^ Plompton 
Boscage, and 4 messuages, 6 gardens, 670 ac. of land, 70 ac. 


of meadow, 100 ac. of pasture, 80 ac. of wood, 100 ac. of 
furze and heath, and common of pasture in Plumpton, alias 
Plompton, alias Plumton, alias Plomton, Pedinghoe, and 
Palmer, and recovers his seizin of the said premises ; Anthony 
Springett, being called to warrant, who vouches Bichard 
Springett. [Latin.'] 

169. Indenture made 31 Oct. 8 Anne (1709), by which John Calverley 
A.D. of Hellingly, yeoman, mortgages to Robert Hamlyn of Alfris- 

OeL^i *^^' butcher, the messuage and lands called Blackstock in 
Hellingly, two pieces of fresh marsh called Burgers alias 
the Harebeating marsh in Hailsham, two pieces of pasture 
land in Hailsham called the Bearfields, and lands and 
tenements called Binglee in Hellingly, all which premises 
were parchased of Thomas Fuller, Doctor in Phisick, and 
William Board, esq., by Edmund Calverley, deceased, father 
of the said John Calverley. Seal and signature of John 
Calverley. Endorsement setting forth that Richard Hamlen 
of Wilmington, butcher, and Nathaniel Hamlen of the same, 
butcher, sons and executors of Robert Hamlen, have assigned 
the residue of the term created by the said mortgage deed to 
George Naylor of Hurstmonceux, esq., in trust for Henry 
Pelham, the elder, of Lewes, esq. Dated 10 Aug. 4 Geo. I. 

160. Copy of the preceding mortgage deed of John Calverly to 

Robert Hamlyn. IPaper.] 

161. Bond of John Calverley of Hellingly, yeoman, to Robert Hamlen 
A.D. of Alfriston, butcher, in the penal sum of £600, for the per- 

Oct^i formance of one indenture of mortgage bearing even date 
with these presents. Dated 31 Oct. 8 Anne (1709). [Paper,'] 
[Latin and English.] 

162 <fe 163. Indentures of lease and release dated 23 and 24 Dec. 
i.D. 11 Anne (1712), by which Sir Nicholas Pelham of Catsfeild, 

JJ^ knt., and Thomas Pelham of Catsfeild, esq., eldest son of the 

23 & 24 said Sir Nicholas Pelham, convey to Henry Pelham of Lewes, 
esq., four pieces of marsh land called Spriggett's Mershes and 
Newbridge Mersh, and other marsh lands in Pevensey. Seals 
and signatures of " N : Pelham," and '' T. Pelham." 

164. Indenture made 8 Apr. 12 Anne (1713), by which John Calverley 
A.D. of Hellingly, gent., leases to Stephen Gower for 9 years, at 

Ai)?^8 *^® yearly rent of £45, the messuage and lands called the 
Blackstock and the Bengyes. Seal and signature of " Stephen 
Gower." Counterpart.* [Paper.] 

165. Order of the sessions of Sewers, holden for the Levels of Hoo, 
A.D. East Levell, Bamhome, and Cowdin, on Monday, 25 May, 

May 26 1713, at Westham, co. Sussex, in reference to a dispute 
between the Commissioners of Sewers and Sir John Webb, 
bart., as to the taxing, assessing, and scotting of certain 
lands of Sir John Webb in the 'Levels of Hoo and East 
Levell. [Paper.] 


166. Letter of Sir John Webb, accepting the proposal made to him 
A.D. by the Commissioners of Sewers of Pevensey Level to refer 

Jime23 ^ ®^*' depending between him and the Commissioners, in 
reference to the scotting of certain uplands, to the arbitra- 
tion of Lord Ashbnmham and others. Dated 23 June, 1713. 

167. The case of Sir John Webb, as submitted to arbitration in 
i.D. reference to a dispute with the Commissioners of Sewers for 
^713 the Levels of Hoo, East Level, Bamhome, and Cowding. 

The Commissioners claimed the right to tax or scot certain 
uplands belonging to the manor of Northey, in the parishes 
of Bexhill and Hooe. 1713. [Paper.'] 

168. Indenture ^lade 30 July, 1715 (1 Geo. I.), by which Thomas 
A.D. Holies, Earl of Clare (son and heir of the Right Hon. 

ju/^30 Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron of Laughton, deceased), mort- 
gages to William Guidot of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex, 
esq., Halton farm in Bur wash, and lands in Laughton and 
East Hoathley, Glaziers Forge, and lands in Warbleton, and 
other lands ; also the manor or farm of Chintinge Michel- 
ham, Chintinge Bolney, and Chinting Poynings, otherwise 
called Chintinge farm, or the manor of Chintinge in Seaford, 
and the messuage and farm called Petthouse in Waldron, 
a messuage called Springham in Hellingleigh, and divers 
other lands. Seal and signature of " Holies E. Clare." 

169. Extract from the Recovery Index [in the Public Record Office] 
A.D. for Mich, term, 2 Geo. I. (1716) setting forth the particulars 

Mich ^^ ^ recovery then suffered of the honor and castle of Hast- 
ings, and divers manors and lands — in which the most noble 
Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, appeared as vouchee, ro. 
262. [Paper.] 

170. Indenture made 30 Apr. 1716, by which Sir Henry Monson of 
i.D. Broxbom, co. Hertford, bart., assigns a term of 1,000 years 

^716 on the manor of Laughton and other estates, created by a 
^ * settlement dated 18 Oct. 1679, on the marriage of Thomas 

Pelham, esq., (son and heir apparent of Sir John Pelham) 
and Elizabeth^ only daughter of Sir William Jones of 
Gray's Inn, knt., to Peter Walter of S. Margaret's, West- 
minster, CO. Middlesex, esq. Seals and signatures of " Holies 
Newcastle," " Townshend," and " Henry Monson." 

171. Counterpart of preceding indenture. 

172. Indenture made 1 May, 1716 (2 Geo. I.), between Thomas Holies, 
i.D. Duke of Newcastle, Marquess and Earl of Cldre, Viscount 

^716^ Haughton, and Baron Pelham of Laughton (son and heir of 
Thomas, late Lord Pelham, Baron of Laughton, deceased), 
of the first part; Peter Walter of S. Margaret's, West- 
minster, CO. Middlesex, esq., of the second part ; and John 
Morice of London, merchant, of the third part ; and Humphry 
Morice of London, esq., of the fourth part — ^reciting settle- 
ment dated 18 Oct. 1679, previous to the marriage of Thomas 


Pelham, esq. (son and heir apparent of the said Sir John 
Pelham), and Elizabeth Jones, only daughter of Sir William 
Jones of Gray's Inn, co. Middlesex, knt., which Elizabeth 
afterwards died leaving as the only issue of the said marriage 
one daughter Elizabeth — by thejresent indenture Thomas 
Holies, Duke of Newcastle, mortgages to John Morice the 
capital messuage, or manor house called Laughton place, 
and lands in Laughton, Norton farm, and other lands in 
Bishopstone, Denton, East Hoathley, and Laughton, and 
messuages in the Borough of Lewes, and parishes of South- 
over, Mailing, and Ringmere. Seal and signature of " Holies 
Newcastle," and another. 

173. Counterpart of the preceding indenture. SeaJ and signature of 

"John Morice." 

174. Bond of Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, to John Morice of 
A.D. London, merchant, in the penal sum of £12,000, for the per- 

May^i f ormance of an indenture of mortgage bearing even date with 
these presents. Dated 1 May, 1716. Seal and signature of 
" Holies Newcastle." [^Latin and English.'] 

176. Indenture made 8 May, 1716 (2 Geo. I.), by which Thomas 
A.D. Holies, Duke of Newcastle, Marquess and Earl of Clare, 

May^s Viscount Haughton, and Baron Pelham of Laughton (son 
and heir of Thomas, late Lord Pelham, Baron of Laughton, 
aforesaid, deceased), mortgages to Mary Turgis of London, 
widow, the rectory or parsonage of Laughton, and divers 
messuages and lands in Laughton. Seal and signature of 
" Holies Newcastle." 

176. Indenture made 8 May, 1716 (2 Geo. I.), by which Peter Walter 
A.D. of S.*s, Westminster, co. Middlesex, esq., by the 

May 8 appointment of Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, assigns 
to Thomas Caipenter, citizen and haberdasher of London, a 
mortgage on the rectory or parsonage of Laughton, and 
divers messuages and lands in Laughton, to hold in trust for 
Mary Turgis of London, widow. Seals and signatures of 
" Holies Newcastle " and " P. Walter." 

177. Indenture made 30 Mar. 1717 (3 Geo. I), between Thomas 
A.D. Holies, Duke of Newcastle, Marquess and Earl of Clare, 

Mar^ 30 Viscount Haughton and Baron Pelham of Laughton, resi- 
duary legatee of the personal estate of Thomas, late Lord 
Pelham, Baron Pelham of Laughton, his father, deceased, 
of the first part ; William Monson of Broxbome, co. Hert- 
ford, esq., George Naylor of Herstmonceux, esq., and 
Thomas Bowers of Hellingly, D.D., executors of the last 
will of Thomas, late Lord Pelham, of the second part ; the 
Hon. Henry Pelham, esq., only brother of the said Thomas 
Holies, Duke of Newcastle, of the third part ; John, Duke of 
Marlborough, Francis, Earl of Godolphin, and the Lady 
Henrietta Godolphin, grand-daughter of the said John, Duke 
of Marlborough, and the only daughter of the said Francis, 


Earl of Godolplim, of tlie fonrtli part ; and James Craggs of 
the parisli of S. James*, Westminster, co, Middlesex, esq., 
and Peter Walter of S. Margaret's, Westminster, co. Middlesex, 
esq., of the fifth part, hj which in consideration of an intended 
marriage between the said Thomas Holies, Dake of Newcastle, 
and the said Lady Henrietta Godolphin, and £20,000 portion 
to be paid by John, Duke of Marlborough, the said Thomas 
Holies, Duke of Newcastle, assigns to James Graggs and Peter 
Walter certain bank stock, exchequer annuities, etc., for secur- 
ing an annuity of £1,400 per annum on the said Lady 
Henrietta Godolphin, his intended wife. Seal and signatures 
of " Holies Newcastle " and others. 

178. Counterpart of preceding indenture, with seals and signatures of 

** Marlborough " and others, 

179. Indenture made 21 June, 1717 (3 Geo. I.), by which Thomas 
▲.D. Carpenter, citizen and haberdasher of London, assigns to 

Jimesi Janies Pelham of S. Anne's, Westminster, co. Middlesex, esq., 
a mortgage on the rectory of Laughton and divers lands there, 
in trust for Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle. Seals and 
signatures of " Holies Newcastle," " Mary Turgis," and 
" Thos. Carpenter." 

180. Indenture made 21 June, 1717 (3 Geo. I.), by which Mary Turgis 
^D. of London, widow, assigns a mortgage on the rectory or 

Jimeai parsonage of Laughton . and divers lands in Laughton to 
William Jessop of Brome Hall, co. York, esq., in trust for 
Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle. Seals and signatures 
of " Holies Newcastle," and « Mary Turgis." 

181. Indenture made 21 June, 1717 (3 Geo. I.), by which Thomas 
A.D. Holies, Duke of Newcastle mortgages to John Morice «f 

Jane 31 Walthamstow, co. Essex, esq., Hal ton farm in Barwash and 
•other lands, for securing dS6,000 and interest. Seal and signa- 
tures of *' Holies Newcastle," ** Henry Pelham," and " Will. 

182. Receipt dated 4 July, 1717, acknowledging that Mary Turgis had 
A.D. received from Mr. Thomas Gibson and Co. interest due to her 

July* from the Duke of Newcastle. Signature of ** Mary Turgis." 


183 & 184. Indentures of lease and release, dated 8 and 9 August^ 

A.D. 4 Geo. I. (1717), by which John Calverley of Hellingley, gent., 

iuff. ^^^^^ ^ Henry Pelham, the elder of Lewes, esq., all that mes- 

8&9 suage and lands called Blackstock in Hellingly, and all those 

lands called Binglie in Hellingly. Seal and signature of *' John 


185. Indenture made 10 Mar. 5 Geo. I. (1718-9), between Thomas 

A.D. Holies, Duke of Newcastle, Marquis and Earl of Clare, Yis- 

Marfio count Haughton, and Baron Pelham of Laughton, residuary 

legatee of the personal estate of Thomas, late Lord Pelham, 

Baron Pelham of Laughton, his father, deceased, and 


Henrietta, Duchess- of Newcastle, his wife, of the first part ; 
•John, Dake of Marlborough and Francis, Earl o/ Godolphin, 
of the second part ; Sir William Monson of Burton, co. Lincoln, 
bart., George Naylor of Herstmonccux, esq., and Thomas 
Bowers, D.D., one of the prebendaries of the cathedral church 
of Canterbury, executors of the will of the said Thomas, late 
Lord Pelham, of the third part; James Craggs of 8. James', 
Westminster, co. Middlesex, esq., and Peter Walter of S. 
Margaret's, Westminister, esq., of the fourth part ; being the 
assignment of a yearly rent-charge of £1,500, as part of the 
jointure of Henrietta, Duchess of Newcastle (grand-daughter 
of John, Duke of Marlborough, and only daughter of Francis, 
Earl of Godolphin, his now wife), pursuant to the power given 
to the Duke of Newcastle by Act of Parliament 6 Geo. I. 
Seals and signatures of " Holies Newcastle," " Marlborough," 

186. Indenture made 10 Aug. 8 Geo. I. (1721), by which Thomas 
A.D. Holies, Duke of Newcastle, K.G., mortgages to Henry Shelley, 

Aug!io *^® elder, Henry Shelley, the younger, and George Binkes, all of 
the parish of S. Paul, Covent Garden, co. Middlesex, mercers, 
and copartners, the honor, castle, and rape of Hastings, and 
other estates. Seal and signatures of " Holies Newcastle," 
" Henry Shelley s'.," " Henry Shelley, jun'.," and " George 
Binckes." Endorsed is the deed poll of Cordelia Shelley, dated 
10 Aug. 1743, by which after setting forth that the said 
mortgage had been paid off, she reconveys the premises in trust 
for the Duke of Newcastle. 

187. Indenture made 22 Jan. 10 Geo. I. (1723), by which Thomas 
A.D. Holies, Duke of Newcastle, Marquess and Earl of Clare, 

Jan^ Viscount Haughton, and Baron Pelham of Laughton, and the 
Hon. Henry Pelham, esq., only brother of the said Duke of 
Newcastle, mortgages to Henry Rogers of London, goldsmith, 
the honor, castle, and rape of Hastings, and divers hundreds, 
manors, and lands. - Seals and signatures of " Holies New- 
castle," and " H : Pelham." 

188. Indenture made 19 May, 1724 (10 Geo. I.), by which Sir John 
A.D. Webb of Great Canford, co. Dorset, bart., and John Webb, 

Ma\?1e ®'^^-» ^^^ ^^^ *°^ ^^^^ apparent, covenant with Henry Pelham 
of Stanmer, esq., to produce certain deeds relating to the manor 
and marsh lands called Northie, in Bexhill and Battle. Schedule 
annexed. Seals and signatures of ** John Webb " and ** John 

189. Indenture made 30 May, 10 Geo. I. (1724), by which Dame Anne 
A..D. Holte of Aston near Birmingham, co. Warwick, widow (relict 

May 30 ^^ ^^^ Charles Holte, late of Aston, bart., deceased, and eldest 
daughter and one of the coheirs of Sir John Clobery, late of 
Winchester, co. Southampton, knt., deceased), and Sir Clobery 
Holte of Aston, bart., eldest son of Sir John, grant and con- 
firm to the Hon. William Bromley of Baginton, co. Warwick, 


esq., the annual fee- farm rent of £129 16s. 5^(1., issuing out 
of the manor of Falmer. Seals and signatures of " Ann Holt " 
and " Clobery Holt." 

190. Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Trin. term, 10 Geo. I. 
A.D. (1724), ro. 24, by which Henry Pelham, esq., demands against 
Trto John Waller, gent., the manor of Northie, and 50 ac. of land, 

50 ac. of meadow, 50 ac. of pasture, 320 ac. of marsh, and 
common of pasture in Northie, Baxhill, alias Baxley, alias 
Bexhill, and Battel), and recovers his seizin of the said premises; 
John Webb, esq., being called to warrant. [Za/m,J 

191. Copy of an indenture made 2 July, 10 Geo. I. (1724), between the 
A.D. Honourable William Bromley of Bagington, co. Warwick, esq., 

Juiy*2 ^^^ *^® ^on. Elizabeth Bromley, his wife, and William Bromley, 
the younger, esq., son and heir apparent of the said William 
Bromley, the elder, of the first part ; Lucy Throckmorton, 
spinster, an infant, aged 17 years, only daughter and heir of 
Clement Throckmorton, late of Hasely, co. Warwick, esq., 
deceased, of the second part; the Eight Hon, Edward, Lord 
Legh, Baron of Stone Legh, co. Warwick, and the Eight 
Hon. William, Lord Stawell, Baron of Somerton, co. Somerset, 
of the third part ; and Sir Charles Morduant of Walton, co. War- 
wick, hart., and Eichard Dyton of Hillcot, co. Gloucester, esq., 
of the fourth part; being the settlement of divers manors,, 
lands, and tenements, prior to the marriage of William Bromley 
the younger and Lucy Throckmorton, including the fee-farm 
rent issuing out of the manor of Falmer. 

192. Declaration that the sums of money lent by Mr. Eogers on mortgage 
A.D. are not his, but belong to Peter Walter of S. Margaret's,. West- 

J^- minster, co. Middlesex, esq. Dated 7 Dec. 1724, Signature of 
" Hen. Eogers." 

193. Indenture made 8 Dec. 11 Geo. I. (1724), by which Thomas 
A.D. Holies, Duke of Newcastle, Marquess and Earl of Clare, 
Decf 8 Viscount Laughton, and Baron Pelham of Laughton, indemnifies 

the Hon. Henry Pelham, esq., only brother of the said Duke of 
Newcastle, from his covenants in conjunction with the said 
Duke, as contained in a certain mortgage deed to Henry 
Eogers, dated 22 Jan. 1723. Seal and signature of '^ Holies 

194 & 195. Indenture of lease and release made Sand 9 Apr. II Geo. I. 

A.D. (1725), by which Henry Pelham of Stanmer, esq., conveys to 

J^^ Middleton Howard of S. Dunstan's in the West, in the City of 

8 ft 9 London, gent., a messuage and lands in Buxted called Hendall 

farm, Tile hurst Wood in Hailsham, the Park farm in Burwash, 

the Lodge or Hellingly Park in Hellingly, and a farm in 

May field and Burwash, to make him tenant to the precipe, 

that a recovery may be suffered to bar all estates tail. 

Seals and signatures of '' H. Pelham," '^ Mid. Howard," and 

** Eichard Lardner." 



196. Exemplification of a recovery Buffered in Easter term, 11 Geo. I. 
A.D. (1725), ro. 158, by which Kichard Lardner, esq., demands 
1735 against Middleton Howard, gent., four messuages, one water- 
mill, 150 ac. of land, 150 ac. of meadow, 120 ac. of pasture, 
400 ac. of wood, and 200 ac. of furze and heath, in Buxted, 
Haylsham, Burwash, Mayfield, and Hellingly, and recovers his 
seizin of the said premises ; Henry Pelham, esq., being 
vouchee, [^Latin,'] 

197. Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Easter term, 12 Geo. I. 
A.D. (1726), ro. 192, by which Kichard Lardner, esq., demands 
1726 against Middleton Howard, gent., the manor of Ewhurst, and 8 

messuages, 5 gardens, 400 ac. of land, 100 ac. of meadow, 1,060 
ac. of pasture, 750 ac. of furze and heath, 120 ac. of marsh, 
and free warren in Shermanbury, Henfield, Cowfold, West- 
grinsted, Bolney, Piddinghoe, Mayfield, Ardingley, Cuckfield, 
and Pevensey, and recovers his seizin of the same ; Thomas 
Pelham, esq., appearing as vouchee. [Za^tn.] 

198. Indenture made 11 June, 12 Geo. I. (1726), by which Nicholas 
^.D. Sage of Seaford, bricklayer, sells to Samuel French of Seaford, 

^ 1726 butcher, a small piece of land in Seaford. Seals and marks of 
" Nicholas Sage '* and " Elizabeth Sage." 

199. Indenture made 6 Dec. 13 Geo. I. (1726), between Thomas 
^.D. Pelham of Stanmer, esq., of the first part; Ann Pelham, 

jU^Q wife of the said Thomas Pelham, of the second part ; and 
Thomas Pelham of Lewes, esq., of the third part ; by which 
the said Thomas Pelham releases to Thomas Pelham of 
Lewes all that the manor or reputed manor of Ewhurst, in 
Shermanbury, Henfield, Cowfold, Westgrinsted, and Bolney; 
the capital messuage called Ewhurst place, and lands in 
Shermanbury ; the messuages, farms, and lands called 
Deans Horcomb, Harpings, the Lodge and Lodglands; the 
Warren and Warren Farm, and lands called the Heathdown 
alias the Hoddown; a messuage and farm in Mayfield, 
called the Moat ; a messuage and farm called Naldrets in 
Cockfield ; a farm and marsh land called Horsey in Pevensey ; 
and another farm and marsh land called Little Lampham, to 
hold in trust for The said Thomas Pelham of Stanmer for life, 
then to the said Ann Pelham for life, and then to the right 
heirs of the said Thomas Pelham of Stahmer. Seal and signa- 
ture of " T : Pelham." 

200. Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Hil. term, 1 Geo. 11. 
A.D. (1727-8), ro. 34, by which Richard Beale, gent., demands 

^Hii^ against John Page, gent., the manor of Plumpton, alias 
Plompton, Alias Plumton, alias Plomton, alias Plompton 
Boskage, and 4 messuages, 6 gardens, 670 ac. of land, 100 ac. 
of meadow, 100 ac. of pasture, 60 ac. of wood, 100 ac. of 
furze and heath, and common of pasture in Plumpton, alias 
Plompton, alias Plumton, alias Plomton, Peddinghoe, and 


Falmer, and recovers his seizin of the said premises ; Anthony 
Springett, clerk, being called to warrant, who calls William 
Springe tt. [Latm.] 

201 <fe 202. Indentures of lease and release, dated 24 and 25 April 
A.D. 1 Geo. II. (1728), by which Ann Stokes, widow and relict of 

^7^ Anthony Stokes, late of Beddingham, clerk, deceased, who 

24&25 was the only son and heir of George Stokes, late of Stanmer, 
clerk, deceased, George Mace of Cuckfield, physician, nephew 
and heir of the said Anthony Stokes and of the said George 
Stokes, Edward Mace of Tenterden, co. Kent, gent., one 
other of the nephews of the said Anthony Stokes, and 
William Hampton of Ovingdean, clerk, and Mary, his wife, 
niece of the said Anthony Stokes, convey to Thomas Pelham 
of I Stanmer, esq., a cottage and lands in Stanmer. Seals 
and signatures of "George Mace," "Edward Mace," and 
" William Hampton." 

203. Memorandum that on 25 Apr. 1 Geo. II. (1728), Ann Stokes, 
A.D. widow, George Mace, Edward Mace, and William Hampton, 

A^r^25 surrendered into the hands of Thomas Pelham, esq., lord of 
the manor of Stanmer, a cottage, bam, and lands in Stanmer, 
formerly Hides, and late Wymarks. 

204. Indenture made 8 Mar. 2 Geo. II. (1728-9), by which Frances 
A.D. Baker of Lewes, widow and relict of John Baker, yeoman, 

Mar^^s deceased, sells to Hannah Russell of Lewes, widow, a 
messuage in the High Street, in the parish of S. Peter and 
S. Mary Westout, otherwise S. Ann in Lewes. With the 
mark and seal of " Frances* Baker." Presented hy Mrs. 
Grosskey of Lewes. 

205 & 205*. Indentures of lease and release made 24 and 25 Feb. 

A.D. 4 Geo. II. (1730-1), by which Thomas Holies, Duke of New- 

^Feb^ castle, K.G., conveys to John, Duke of Rutland, K.G., 

24&25 Laughton Place and other property in Sussex, as collateral 

security for £10,000, the portion of Lady Catherine, wife of 

Henry Pelham, esq., only brother of the Duke of Newcastle. 

Seal and signature of " Holies Newcastle." 

206. Indenture made 30 June, 6 Geo. II. (1732), by which Thomas 
A.D. Holies, Duke of Newcastle, one of H.M. Principal Secretaries 

Jime^ao ^^ State, and lord of the manor of Bishopston, mortgages 
to John Michell of Lewes, for £600, divers lands in Bishop- 
ston. Seal and signature of " Holies Newcastle." 

207. Copy of the will of Francis Lucas of Horsted Keins, yeoman. 
A.D. Dated 23 Nov. 1732. Proved under the seal of the 

Tttil^oQ Consistory Court for the Archdeaconry of Lewes, 17 Feb. 
""'■'' 1732-3. fPoper.] ^ 

208. Office extract from the will of Henry Shelley, late of Cecil Street 
A.D. in the parish of S. Clement Danes, co. Middlesex, esq., 

mS^20 deceased, dated 12 Oct., 1727, and proved 20 Mar., 1735-6, 
in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. \_Faj>er.'] 


209. Indenture of four parts made 14 Ang. 10 Geo. II. (1736), 
A.D. between Henry Campion of Danny, esq., and Barbara, bis 

Aufff^u "^if©? Elizabeth Shore of the city of Chichester, widow, 
Dorothy Shore, Katherine Shore, and Bridget Shore, 
daughters of the said Elizabeth Shore, Sir Thomas Dyke 
of Horeham, bart., John Middleton of Montham, esq., 
William D obeli of Folkington, esq., and Mary, his wife, 
and William Hay of Grlyne Bourne, esq., and Elizabeth, 
his wife, of the first part ; Thomas Pelham of Catesfield, 
esq., sole executor of the last will of Henry Pelham late 
of Stanmer, esq., who was sole executor of the last will 
of Henry Pelham late of Lewes, esq., his late father, 
deceased, of the second part ; Thomas Pelham of Stanmer, 
esq., youngest and only surviving son of the said Henry 
Pelham late of Lewes, deceased, of the third part; and 
James Pelham of Crowherst, esq., and Grey Longneville 
of Shidlington, co. Bedford, esq., of the fourth part ; by 
which the said Henry Campion and Barbara, his wife, by 
the consent and direction of the said Elizabeth Shore, 
Dorothy Shore, Katherine Shore, and Bridgett Shore, 
grant and sell for £7,280 (with consent of the said Thomas 
Pelham, the youngest son of the said Henry Pelham of 
Lewes) to the said James Pelham and Grey Longueville all 
that the manor of Plump ton, alias Plompton, alias Plumton, 
alias Plomton, and divers lands in Plumpton, to hold in trust 
to the use of Thomas Pelham, youngest son of the said Henry 
Pelham of Lewes for life, then to his first and other sons 
successively in tail male, in default of such issue to the use 
of Thomas Pelham, the grandson of the said Henry Pelham 
for life, then to his first and other sons successively in tail 
male, and in default of such issue to the use of the right 
heirs of the said Henry Pelham, the grandfather for ever. 
Seals and signatures of " Henry Campion," " Barbara 
Campion," and others. 

210. Indenture made 14 Aug. 10 Geo. II. (1736), between Thomas 
A.D. Prime of London, gent., administrator of the goods of John 

Aug^^4 Bridge, late citizen and weaver of London, deceased, unad- 
ministered by Martha Bridge, deceased, the former adminis- 
tratrix, of the first part ; Henry Campion of Danny, esq., and 
Barbara, his wife, and John Page of Austin Fryers, London, 
gent., which said Henry Campion and John Page are the 
executors of the will of Anthony Springett, late of Plump- 
ton, clerk, deceased, which Anthony Springett was the sur- 
viving executor of the last will of Anthony Springett, late 
of Plumpton, esq., deceased, and surviving executor and 
residual devisee of the wills of Richard Springett and 
Herbert Springett, his late brothers, deceased, and also an 
administrator of the goods of William Springett, deceased, 
another, brother of the same Anthony Springett, of the 
second part; Elizabeth Shore of the city of Chichester, 


widow, Dorotliy Shore, Katherine Shore, and Bridget Shore, 
daughters of the said Elizabeth Shore, William Dobell of 
Folkington, esq., and William Hay of Glynd Bonme, esq., 
of the third part ; Thomas Pelham of Stanmer, esq., of the 
fourth part ; and Sir Francis Pool of Pool Hall, co. Chester, 
bart., of the fifth part ; by which Henry Campion and John 
Page convey the sheep pasture land in Plump ton, and the 
messuage and lands called Wales in Plumpton to Sir Francis 
Pool, for the residue of a mortgage term of 1,000 years, to 
hold the same to t^e use of Thomas Pelham of Stanmer for 
life, and divers remainders over, being the same uses to . 
which the manor of Plumpton was limited by an indenture 
of the same date. Seals and signatures of "Tho. Prime,"* 
"Henry Campion," "Barbara Campion," "John Page," 
"Eliz. Shore," "Dorothy Shore," "Will. Dobell," "William 
Hay,-' and " Francis Poole." 

211. Indenture made 26 Oct. 12 Geo. II. (1738), by which Hannah 
A.D. Weller of Lewes, widow, in consideration of an annuity of 
1738^ £12, surrenders up her estate in a messuage in the parish of 

S. Michael, Lewes, bounded to the High Street towards the 
south, and to the Castle dike, and wall on the north, to 
Cruttenden Weller of Lewes, tallow-chandler, only son and 
heir of Stephen Weller of Lewes, tallow-chandler, deceased, 
by the said Hannah Weller ; and also releases to him all her 
right of dower out of one messuage in Cranbrooke, co. Kent, 
of which her husband, Stephen Weller, died seized. Seal 
and signature of "Hannah Weller." Presented by Mrs, 
Grosskey of Lewes, 

212. Deed poll of Sarah Weller of Lewes, single woman, one of the 
^p. daughters of Stephen Weller of Lewes, tallow-chandler, 
^738 deceased, by which she assigns to her brother Cruttenden 

Weller, all her interest in a messuage in the parish of S. 
Michael, Lewes, which was charged, together with other 
messuages and lands in Hamsey, with the payment of £100 
to her by her brother, Cruttenden Weller, after the death of 
her mother, Hannah Weller, the premises in Hamsey being 
sufficient for seeming the payment thereof. Dated 28 Oct. 
12 Geo. II. (1738). Seal and signature of " Sarah Weller." 
Presented hy Mrs, Grosskey of Lewes. 

213. Copy of an indenture made 2 Feb. 14 Geo. II. (1740-1), between 
i.D. Ann Baker of Horsham, widow, of the first part; James 

^^\ Pilfold of Horsham, gent., of the second part ; and William 
White of Horsham, gent., and Henry Ellis of Horsham, 
gent., of the third part; being a settlement of divers 
messuages and lands in Horsham and Nuthurst executed 
on the marriage of Ann Baker and James Pilfold. [Paper.'] 

214 & 215. Indentures of lease and release made 23 and 24 Aug. 16 Geo. 
A.D. II. (1741), by which, after reciting an agreement made be- 

A^^ tween the Duke of Newcastle and William Washer of 

33 &k Southeighton, gent., since deceased, for the exchange of 


lands at Norton, in Bishopstone, for certain copyhold lands 
of his in Bishopstone, Thomas Washer of Seaford, gent., 
administrator with his elder brother, Samnel Washer of 
Southeighton, gent., of the goods of William Washer, 
deceased, who died intestate, (and also heir to the said 
copyholds according to the custom of the manor of Bishop- 
stone) surrenders the said copyholds to Thomas Holies, Duke 
of Newcastle, lord of the said manor, to his own use in fee, 
who thereupon conveys the lands at Norton to Thomas 
Washer. Seals and signatures of " Holies Newcastle," " Sam 
Washer," and " Tho. Washer." 

216. Indenture of lease made 16 Nov. 15 Geo. II. (1741), by which 
AD. Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, H.M. Principal Secre- 

Nov^^ie *^^y ^^ State and K.G., and Henry Pelham, esq., his only 
brother, and one of H.M. most honourable Privy Council, 
convey to William, Duke of Devonshire, K.G., and John, 
Duke of Rutland, K.G., the manor of Ifeild, and all 
messuages and lands to the same belonging and lands in 
Laughton, for the term of one year. Seals and signatures 
of " Holies Newcastle " and " H. Pelham." 

217. Indenture made 17 Nov. 15 Geo. II. (1741), by which Thomas 
A.D. Holies, Duke of Newcastle, H.M. Principal Secretary of 

j-*^*^ . State, K.G., covenants to levy a fine for the purpose of re- 
settling his Sussex estates to such uses as set out in the 
present deed of settlement. Seals and signatures of " Holies 
Newcastle " and others. 

218 & 219. Indentures of lease and release, made 9 and 10 Sept. 16 Geo. 

A.D. II. (1742), by which Philip Henshaw of Bussock Court, 

se^ CO. Berks, esq., Thomas Henshaw of the same place, gent., 

9 & 1*0 and Harry Henshaw of S. Andrew's, Holbom, co. Middlesex, 

brewer, sell to Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, H.M. 

Principal Secretary of State and K.G., divers messuages in 

the parish of S. Michael, Lewes. Seals and signatures of 

"Phil: Henshaw," " Tho«- Henshaw," "Harry Henshaw." 

220. Indenture made 2 Feb. 16 Geo. II. (1742), by which Peter 
A.D. Walter of S. Margaret's, Westminster, co. Middlesex, esq., 

Feb*^2 ^^^ *^® surviving executors of Henry Rogers of London, 
goldsmith, deceased, viz., Robert Rogers of Ramscome, co. 
Wilts, clerk, and Samuel Child of London, esq., assign a 
mortgage on the honor, castle, and rape of Hastings, 
and divers hundreds and manors in Sussex, to John, Lord 
Monson, one of the lords of H.M. Privy Council, Charles 
Monson of Gray's Inn, co. Middlesex, esq., his brother, and 
Hutton Perkins of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex, esq. Seals 
and signatures of " P. Walter," " Sam. Child," and " Holies 

221. Indenture made 7 Feb. 20 Geo. II. (1746-7), by which Walter 
A.D. Lucas of Lewes, husbandman, mortgages to John Martin of 

Feb? ^7 Chiltington, in Westmeston, yeoman, two messuages and 


lands called Cower's Street in Ardingly. Seal, with coat of 
arms, and signature of " Walter Lncas." 

222. Indenture made 23 Jnne, 22 Geo. II. (1748), and enrolled in 
A.D. Chancery, by which William Throckmorton Bromley of 

jime^as Bagington, co. Warwick, esq., declares that a recovery to 
be suffered of the fee-farm rent of £129 16s. S^d. issuing 
out of the manor of Falmer to bar all estates tail shall 
enure to the use of himself in fee. Seals and signatures 
of "William T. Bromley," "John Dighton," "Andrew 

223. Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Trin. term, 21 and 22 
A.D. Geo. II. (1748), ro. 217, by which Andrew Lagrange, gent., 
^^ demands against John Dighton, gent., the annual rent of 

£129 16s. 6^d. issuing out of the manor of Falmer, and 
recovers seizin of the same ; William Throckmorton Bromley, 
esq., being vouchee. 

224. Indenture of lease made 24 Jan. 1750-1 (24 Geo. II.), by which 
A.D. Thomas Pelham of Stanmer, esq., only son and heir of 

j^\i Thomas Pelham of Stanmer, esq., deceased, who was the 
youngest and only surviving son of Henry Pelham of Lewes, 
esq., deceased, conveys to Thomas Pelham of Catsfield, esq. 
(sole executor of the will of Henry Pelham of Stanmer, esq., 
deceased, who was the eldest son and sole executor of the 
will of the said Henry Pelham of Lewes), and James Pelham 
of Crowhurst, esq., brother of the said Thomas Pelham of 
Catsfield, the manor of Ewhurst, and the site and capital 
messuage and farm called Ewhurst farm, and divers other 
lands, for the term of one year at a peppercorn rent. Seal 
and signature of " Thomas Pelham." N.B. — The rejease is 
not in this collection. 

225 Counterpart of an indenture made 14 Feb. 1750-1 (24 Geo. 11.), 
A.D. between Thomas Pelham of Stanmer, esq., of the one part ; 

reb?i\ *^^ John Temple, esq., only brother of Henry, Lord Viscount 
Palmerston in the kingdom of Ireland, James Pelham of 
Crowhurst, esq., and James' Waller of Lincoln's Inn, co. 
Middlesex, esq., of the other part ; reciting the settlement 
dated 30 Apr., 1748, on the marriage of the said Richard 
Temple and Henrietta Pelham, only sister of the said 
Thomas Pelham, • and witnessing that for the effectual 
^ securing of the payment of £10,000, given to her by her 

father's will, the said Thomas Pelham grants and demises 
to the said John Temple, James Pelham, and James W&sher, 
by way of mortgage, the manor of Ewhurst and the site and 
capital messuage and farm called Ewhurst farm in Sherman- 
bury, and all messuages and lands in Shermanbury, Henfield, 
Cowfold, West Gh^insted, and Bolney, and the Messuages 
and farms called Deans, Horcomb, Harping, the Lodge, 
the Lodge Lands and Warren farm, the lands called 
the Hoathdowne alias the Hoddown, in Piddinhoe, the 
messuage and farm called the Mote in Mayfield, the 


messnage and farm called the Kings and Cripses in 
Ardingley, the messuage and farm called the Naldrets 
in. Cnckfield, the farm called Lyes farm in Hellingly, 
the messnage called Highlands in Chiddingley, the mes- 
snage called Coldharbonr in Easthoathly, and divers 
other lands in Storrington. Seals and signatures of "J. 
Pelham," and "James Waller." 

225* Draft copy of preceding indenture. [Paper,'] 

226 Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Hilary term, 24 Geo. II. 
A.D. (1760-1), ro. 149, by which James Pelham, esq., demands 
^ml.* against James Waller, esq., the manors of Stanmer, otherwise 

Stammer, otherwise Andewick, Ewhurst, Forsters, Hendale, 
Walsted, Lindfield, otherwise South Mailing Lindfield Chan- 
cellor, otherwise South Mailing Lindfield Treasurer, other- 
wise South Mailing Lindfield Dean, otherwise South Mailing 
Linfield Chanter Precentor, Northie, and Plumpton, other- 
wise Plompton, otherwise Plumton^ otherwise Plomton, 
otherwise Plompton Boscage, and divers messuages and 
lands, and recovers his seizin in the said premises. Portion 
of Great Seal remaining. 

227 & 228. Indentures of lease and release made 1 and 2 Apr. 1752 
A.D. (26 Geo. II.), by which Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, 
Apr. conveys to the Hon. Richard Arundell of Allerton Mauleverer, 
143 CO. York, esq., and Andrew Stone of S. Martin's in the Fields, 

CO. Middlesex, esq., his reversion in fee of the honor, castle, 
and rape of Hastings, and divers hundreds and manors, in 
trust for the benefit of the daughters of Henry Pelham, esq., 
only brother of the said duke. Seals and signatures of 
"Hohes Newcastle," "H. Pelham," "R. Arundell," and 
"Andrew Stone." 

229 & 230. Counterpart of the preceding indentures of lease and 

231. Counterpart of indenture made 14 Dec. 27 G^o. II. (1763), 
i.D. between Sir Charles Mordaunt of Walton, co. Warwick, 

Decf^4 bart., of the first part; Lucy Bromley of Bagington, co. 
Warwick, spinster, only daughter and one of the younger 
children of William Bagington, co. Warwick, esq., deceased, 
by Lucy, his wife, of the second part ; and William Throck- 
morton Bromley of Bagington, esq., eldest son and heir of 
the said William Bromley, of the third part; reciting a 
settlement dated 1 and 2 July, 1724, previous to the 
marriage of William Bromley, the younger, esq., son and 
heir apparent of the Hon. William Bromley of Bagington, co. 
Warwick, esq., and Lucy Throckmorton, spinster, an infant, 
aged 17 years, only daughter and heir of Clement Throck- 
morton, late of. Hazeley, co. Warwick, deceased, by which a 
term of 300 years was created, and witnessing that Sir 
Charles Mordaunt, in whom the said term is now vested, 
has surrendered to William Throckmorton Bromley, among 


divers lands in co. Warwick, the fee-farm rent of £129 16s. 6|d. 
issuing out of the manor of Falmer, and the fee-farm rent of 
£52 16s. lOd. issuing out of lands formerly part of Ceme 
Abbey, Dorset, in order that the said fee-farm rents and 
estates in co. Warwick may be exonerated from the portion 
of £3,000 due to Lucy Bromley, daughter of the said William 
Bromley, by Lucy, his wife, under the said marriage settle- 
ment. Seals and signatures of " Charles Mordaunt," " Lucy 
Bromley," and " William T. Bromley." 

232 & 233. Indentures of lease and release made 21 and 22 Jan. 
A.D. 27 Geo. II. (1754), by which William Throckmorton 
ir54 Bromley of Bagington, co. Warwick, esq., in considera- 
2Ht22 tion of £4,154 6s. 8d. sells to William Lloyd of Newbury, 
CO. Berks, gent., in trust for Fulwar, Lord Craven, Baron 
Craven of Hampstead Marshall, co. Berks, the annual or fee- 
farm rent of £129 16s. 5|d. issuing out of the manor of 
Falmer. Seals and signatures of "William T. Bromley," 
" Craven," and " W°>- Lloyd." 

234. Indenture of bargain and sale, enrolled in Chancery, made 22 
A.D. Jan. 27 Geo. II. (1754), conveying the Falmer fee-farm rent 

T ^^Ho to William Lloyd in trust for Lord Craven, as in Nos. 232 
and 233. 

235. Warrant of John, Earl of Ashbumham, Lord Lieutenant and 
A.D. Custos Rotulorum, co. Sussex, constituting Thomas Pelham 

Jan ^14 ^^ Stanmer, esq., one of his Deputy Lieutenants. Dated 14 
Jan. 1756. Seal and signature of " Ashbumham." 

236. Indenture made 17 Jan. 29 Geo. II. (1756), by which John Mar- 
A.D. ten of Chiltington in Westmeston, yeoman, and Walter 

Jaii.^7 Lucas of Little Ormond Street in S. Andrew's, Holbom, 

' design a mortgage of two messuages and lands called Cower- 

street in Ardingly, to Richard Burtenshaw of Nash inLind- 

field, yeoman. Seals and signatures of " John Marten " and 

" Walter Lucas." 

237. Bond of Walter Lucas of Little Ormond Street in the parish of 
A.D. S. Andrew, Holbom, co. Middlesex, yeoman, to Richard 

Jiui^T Burtenshaw of Nash in Lindfield, yeoman, in the penal sum 
of £112, for the performance of the conditions mentioned in 
an indenture of assignment of mortgage (No. 236). Dated 
17 Jan. 29 Geo. II. (1756.) Seal and signature of Walter 
Lucas. [Pa^er.'} 

238. Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Easter term, 29 Geo. II. 
A.D. (1756), ro. 362, by which John Elliot demands against Bate- 
^1^ man Robson, two messuages and two gardens in the parishes 

of S. Peter, S. Mary Westout, and S. Michael in Lewes, and 
recovers his seizin of the said premises, Robert Russell 
appearing as vouchee. From an endorsement this recovery 
would seem to refer to " St. Ann's House." Presented hy 
Mrs, OrossJcey of Lewes, 


239 & 240. Indentures of lease and release made 18 and 19 Oct. 

A.D. 30 Geo. II. (1766), by whicli Thomas Holies, Dnke of New- 

^ castle, K.G., Henry, Earl of Lincoln, K.G., and Katherine, 

18*19 Countess of Lincoln, his wife, one of the four daughters and 

coheirs, and joint devisees named in the will of the Hon. 

Henry Pelham, esq., deceased, convey a fourth part of the 

honor, castle, and rape of Hastings, and other estates in 

Sussex, to John Rayner of Sunbury, co. Middlesex, esq., to 

make him tenant to the precipe, that a common recovery 

may be suffered to bar all estates tail. Seals and signatures 

of "Holies Newcastle," "Lincoln," "K. Lincoln," and 

Jno. Rayner. 

241. Letters patent dated 17 Nov. 30 Geo. II. (1756), granting the 

A.D. reversion of the office of Surveyor General of the Customs, 

j-^^^-- after the death of John Fanshaw, to Pitt LethieuUier, esq. 

Endorsed is the surrender of the said reversion by Pitt 

Lethieullier dated 20 Feb. 2 Geo. III. (1762). 

[See a grant of this office to Thomas, Baron Pelham, No. 

242 & 243. Indentures of lease and release made 24 and 25 Mar. 1758 
^.p. 31 Geo. II.), by which Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, 
17M (and also John, Duke of Rutland, Andrew Stone of S . Martin's 
34 "26 in the Fields, co. Middlesex, esq., and John Rayner of Sun- 
bury, CO. Middlesex, at the request of Thomas Holies, Duke 
of Newcastle, and Henry, Earl of Lincoln, convey to Francis, 
Lord Middleton, the castle and rape of Hastings and other 
Sussex estates, for the purpose of resettling the same, and 
securing a mortgage of £20,000 and interest. Seals and 
signatures of "Holies Newcastle," "Rutland," "Andrew 
Stone," " Jn«- Rayner," and " Lincoln." ^ • 

244 <fe 245. Counterpart of the preceding indentures, with endorse- 
ments on the release, by which Francis, Lord Middleton, 
assigns the said mortgage to William Watts of S. George's, 
Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, esq., 27 Dec, 1760; William 
Watts assigns to Henry Read of Palace Yard, co. Middlesex, 
esq., and Thomas Browne of Bartlett's Buildings, London, 
esq., 13 April, 1761 ; and Henry Read and Thomas Browne 
to John Shelley of Mitchellgrove, esq., and Edward Wood- 
cock of Lincoln's Inn, esq., 27 May, 1761. 

246. Indenture made 25 Mar., 1758 (31 Geo. II.), being a demise by 
A.D. Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, of all his messuages and 

j^^lg tenements in Lewes, for a -term of 1,000 years, to Francis, 
Lord Middleton, for the better securing of the payment of 
£20,000, lent on mortgage. Seal and signature of " Holies 
Newcastle." Endorsed is a deed poll of Francis, Lord 
Middleton, dated 27 Dec, 1760, assigning the said term to 
William Watts of S, George's, Hanover Square, co. Middle- 
sex, esq. 


247 & 248. Indentures of lease and release made 19 and 20 Jan. 

A.D. 2 Geo. II. (1759) by whicli Richard Burtenshaw of Lind- 

jm?. field, yeoman (the mortgagee) and Walter Lucas of Lam- 

19 A 20 beth, CO. Surrey, yeoman (the freeholder) convey to Francis 

Warden of Butler's Green in Cuckfield, esq., two messuages 

and a piece of land called Cowers Street in Ardingly. Seals 

and signatures of "Richard Burtenshaw," and "Walter 


249. Copy of the will of Fulwar, Lord Craven, Baron of Hampstead 
iTftfl Marshall, co. Berks, dated 1 Dec. 1759. Under this will 
Dec. 1 the fee-farm rent of £129 16s. 5Jd. issuing out of the manor 
of Falmer passed. See Nos. 265 and 266. IPaper.'] 

250 & 251. Indentures of lease and release made 18 and 19 Apr. 
A.D. (4 Geo. III.), by which Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, 
Y^ K.G., conveys to John Butler of Warminghurst Park, esq., 
18 & 19 and George Onslow of Ourzon Street, co. Middlesex, esq., his 
reversion in fee simple of the honor, castle, and rape of 
Hastings, and other estates in Sussex, upon trust to sell the 
whole or any part. Seals and signatures of " Holies New- 
castle," " John Butler," and " George Onslow." Endorsed 
are indentures of lease and release, dated 10 and 11 May, 
48 Geo. III. (1808), by which George Earl of Onslow 
assigns his trust to John Boodle of the parish of S. George, 
Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, gent. Seals and signatures 
of " Onslow," "Midleton," and " Chichester." 

252. Counterpart of the preceding indenture of release, but without 

the endorsement. 

253. Indenture made 19 Apr. 4 Geo. III. (1764), by which John 
A.D. Twells of Claremont, co. Surrey, apothecary, agrees with 

A ^^^9 Joseph Godfrey of the Sun Fire Office in the City of Lon- 
don, esq., and Alexander Hamilton of Lincoln's Inn, co. 
Middlesex, esq., that a mortgage of £20,000, secured on the 
manor of Laughton and other lands, shall be fully paid be- 
fore an annuity of £400, heretofore granted to the said John 
Twells, and charged on the same premises. Seal and signa- 
ture of " John Twells." 

254. Indenture made 19 Apr. 4 Geo. III. (1764), by which William 
A.D. Watts of S. George's, Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, assigns 

A V^9 ^ Joseph Godfrey of the Sun Fire Office in the City of Lon- 
^^* don, esq., and Alexander Hamilton of Lincoln's Inn, co. 

Middlesex, esq., a mortgage on all the messuages and tene- 
ments of Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, in Lewes. 
Seals and signatures of " Holies Newcastle," " Joseph God- 
frey," and " A. Hamilton." 

255. Counterpart of preceding indenture. Seals and signatures of 

" Wm. Watts," " Holies Newcastle," " Joseph Godfrey," and 
"A. Hamilton." 


266. Indenture 'made 19 Apr. 4 Geo. III. (1764), by which John 
A.D. Shelley of Mitchell Grrove, esq., and Edward Woodcock of 

^^J^g Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex, esq., by the direction and ap- 
pointment of Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, K.G., 
mortgage the honor, castle, and rape of Hastings, and divers 
hun^eds, manors, and lands in Sussex, to Joseph Godfrey 
of the Sun Fire Office in the City of London, esq., and 
Alexander Hamilton of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex, esq., 
for securing the payment of £20,000 and interest. Seals 
and signatures of " Holies Newcastle," " Joseph Godfrey," 
and " A. Hamilton." 

257 & 258. Indentures of lease and release made 9 and 10 Oct. 4 Geo. 

A.D. III. (1764), by which Apsley Pellatt of S. James's, Clerken- 

Oc? well, CO. Middlesex, ironmonger, who was the only son and 

e & 10 heir of Apsley Pellatt, late of S. Martin's Street, Leicester 

Fields, apothecary, and grandson and heir-at-law of William 

Pellatt, late of the Fryers in All Saints' in the Borough of 

Lewes, esq., and also nephew and heir-at-law of Elizabeth 

Court, formerly Elizabeth Pellatt, the widow and devisee 

. of John Court, late of S. John's in Lewes, sells to the 

Hon. Thomas Pelham of Stanmer, esq., for £105, all 

that portion of tithes, great and small, arising on certain 

lands in Plompton, late the estate of Anthony Springett, 

deceased, and now the estate of Thomas Pelham. Seal and 

signature of " Apsley Pellatt." 

259. Order dated 19 July, 1765, of William, Earl Talbot, steward of 
A.D. the King's Household, to the Clerk of H.M. Board of Green 

Juiyi9 Cloth, directing him to swear and admit Thomas Pelham, 
esq., into the place of Comptroller of H.M. Household, ac- 
cording to the contents of the Royal Warrant. 

260. Probate of the will of Stephen Colgate of Horsham, brasier, 
^•»- dated 27 Apr., 1766, issued under the seal of the Arch- 

Juiy36 deaconry Court of Chichester, 25 July, 1767. 

261. Double probate of the will of Thomas Holies, Duke of Newcastle, 
AD. K.G., dated 29 Feb., 1768, issued under the seal of the Pre- 

Jmi?27 rogative Court of Canterbury, 27 Jan., 1769. Portion of seal 

262 & 263. Indentures of lease and release made 23 and 24 Mar. 
A.D. 10 Geo. III. (1770), by which Elizabeth Heamden of Lewes, 
Mar. spinster, sells to Walter Sayers of the same place, a mes- 
23 A 24 suage in the High street in the parish of S. Peter and S. 
Mary Westout, Lewes, otherwise S. Ann. Seal and signa- 
ture of " Elizabeth Hearnden." 

264. Bond of Elizabeth Heamden of Lewes, spinster, to Walter 
A.D. Sayers of the same, carpenter, in the penal sum of £200, 

Man 24 ^°^ *^® performance of a certain indenture bearing date with 
these presents. Dated 24 March, 10 Geo. III. (1770). Seal 
and signature of " Elizabeth Heamden." IFaper,'] 


265 Sd 266. Indentures of lease and release made 13 and 14 Apr. 

A.D. 10 Greo. III. (1770), by which in consideration of £4,237 Ss. 

Apr. William Lloyd, late of Newbury, and now of Enborne, co. 
13 414 Berks, gent., and Thomas Craven of Benham place, co. 
Berks, esq., devisee named in the will of Fulwar, Lord 
Craven, deceased, convey the annual or fee-farm rent of 
£129 16s. 5Jd., payable out of the manor of Falmer, to 
William, Lord Craven, Baron Craven of Hampstead Mar- 
shall, CO. Berks. Seals and signatures of " Tho. Craven," 
and "W°»- Lloyd." 

267. Indenture made 27 Apr. 10 Geo. III. (1770), by which Alexander 
A.D. Hamilton of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex, esq., assigns to 

Apr ^27 *^® Hon. and Right Rev. Richard, Lord Bishop of Durham, 
a mortgage on the honor, castle, and rape of Hastings, 
and other estates in Sussex for securing £20,000 and 
interest. Seals and signatures of "A. Hamilton," "Pel- 
ham," " George Onslow," and " R. Duresme." Endorsed 
with an assignment from Robert Lord Trevor to John 
Trevor, esq., 28 Apr., 1772 ; and another from John Trevor 
to Abraham Baley, 12 May, 1787. 

268. Counterpart of the preceding indenture. (Same signatuies.) 

269. A similar assignment of the same date of a mortgage between 

the same parties, on all the messuages and tenements of 
Lord Pelham in Lewes. With similar endorsements. 

270. Counterpart of the preceding assignment. 

271. Bond of the Right Hon. John Shelley of Michelgrove, Treasurer 
A.D. of H.M. Household, to Samuel Durrant of Lewes, esq., in 

lily^ *^e penal sum of £40,000, to pay £20,000 and interest, as 
mentioned in an indenture of mortgage bearing even date 
with these presents. Dated 2 May, 1770. [Paper,'] 

272. Indenture made 7 Feb. 1772, by which John Haine of Seaford, 
A.D. mariner, and Sarah, his wife, covenant to levy a fine in the 

"E^hfi Court of Common Pleas to Edward Vinall of Seaford, 
mariner, of a messuage and garden in Seaford; the said 
fine to enure to the use of the said John Haine and Sarah, 
his wife, for their lives, and after their decease to the uses 
expressed in the last will of Sarah Haine. Seals and signa- 
tures of "John Haine," "Sarah Haine," and "Edward 
273 & 274. Indentures of lease and release dated 1 and 2 July, 12 Geo. 
A.D. III. (1772), by which John Haine of Seaford, mariner, 
jjjy and Sarah, his wife, absolutely grant and sell to Edward 
1 & 2 Boole of Alfriston, carpenter, for £55, all that small piece 
of land lying between Thomas Washer's house and land, 
and the house and land of Mary Medhurst, widow, in Sea- 
ford, with the slaughter-house and stable, erected there- 
upon, which premises were late the estate of Samuel French, 
before Nicholas Sage's, deceased, before Nance's, and hereto- 
fore Smeed's. Seals and signatures of " John Haine," and 
" Sarah Haine." 


275 & 276. Indentures of lease and release made 28 and 29 Sept. 
A.D. 12 Geo. III. (1772), by which Henry Pelham of Lee, co. Kent, 
^nt ®^^*' ^^® ^^ *^® Honourable Commissioners of H.M. Customs, 
28 £ 29 and Grace Pelham of Crowhnrst, spinster, sell to Thomas, 
Lord Pelham, Baron Pelham of Stanmer, for £150, two 
pieces of marsh land, called the Bulls Croft and the Reedy 
Croft, in Hailsham and Pevensey. Seals and signatures of 
" H. Pelham," and " Grace Pelham." 
277. Letters patent dated 31 July, 13 Geo. III. (reciting letters 
A.D. patent dated 17 March, 2 Geo. III. (1762), granting the 
Jva\i reversion of the office of Surveyor-General of the Customs, 
" ^ after the death of John Fanshaw, esq., to Thomas Constable, 

esq. ; and setting forth that John Fanshaw is dead, and that 
Thomas Constable, now a clerk in Holy Orders, has sur- 
rendered his patent) being a grant of the office of Surveyor- 
General to Thomas, Baron Pelham, with a yearly stipend of 
278 & 279. Indentures of lease and release made 14 and 15 Jan. 
A.D. 14 Geo. III. (1774), by which Walter Sayers of S. Peter and 
^'jj^ S. Mary Westout, Lewes, carpenter, and Esther his wife, 
14 A 1*6 sell to Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron Pelham of Stanmer, 
for £110, a messuage in the High street, in the parish of S. 
Peter and S. Mary Westout, Lewes. Seal and signatures of 
" Walter Sayers," and " Esther Sayers." 

280. Chirograph of a fine levied at Westminster in eight days of S. 
A.D. Hilary, 14 Geo. III. (1774), between Thomas, Lord Pelham, 
^^* Baron Pelham of Stanmer, plaintiff, and Walter Sayers and 

Esther, his wife, deforciants, whereby the said deforciants 
remise and quitclaim to the said Thomas, Lord Pelham, and 
his heirs, one messuage and one garden in S. Peter and S. 
Mary Westout, Lewes. 

281. Duplicate of the preceding fine. 

282. Letters patent dated 15 March, 14 Geo. III. (1774), revoking prior 
A.D. letters patent dated 22 April, 1 Geo. III. (1761), granting 

^774 the offices of Warden and Chief Justice in Eyre to Thomas, 
Duke of Leeds, and granting the said offices to Thomas, 
Lord Pelham, with an annuity or annual payment of £100. 
283 & 284. Indentures of lease and release made 30 and 31 March, 
A.D. 14 Geo. III. (1774), by which Thomas Washer of Seaford, 
Mm esq., sells to Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron of Stanmer, for 
30&31 £150, several pieces of freehold land at Norton in Bishop- 
stone. Seal and signature of " Tho^* Washer." 
285. Enclosures found with the preceding indentures (Nos. 283 and 
(a) Abraham Baley's agreement on behalf of Lord Pelham with 
Mr. Washer to purchase his lands in Bishopstone, dated 20 
Dec, 1773. 
(6) Receipt from Thomas Washer for £625, being the purchase- 
money of his copyhold estate at Bishopstone, dated 7 Apr., 


1774. His freehold land was sold for £150. See Nos. 283 
and 284. [Paper.'] 

286. Bond of Thomas Lord Pelham, by which he binds himself 
A.D. under the penal sum of £2,000 to pay to Thomas Washer 

Apr!*6 ^1,000 and interest on 6 Apr., 1775. Dated 6 Apr., 1774. 
Signature torn off. [Paper.'] 

287. Indenture made 9 Apr. 14 Geo. III. (1774), by which Thomas, 
A.D. Lord Pelham, Baron of Stanmer, mortgages to Thomas 

Apr!*9 Washer of Seaford, esq., several pieces of land at Norton 
and other messuages and lands in Bishopstone for securing 
£1,000. Signature cut off. [Mem. : This mortgage was 
paid off 12 Feb., 1780, and a new mortgage made to Mr. 
Boys of Ashcombe.] 

288. Counterpart of the preceding indenture (not executed). 

289. Two plans of lands called Spilsteds in the parish of Westfield, 
A.D. one taken in 1774, by Mr. Colbran, and the other in 1804 

^804 by Mr. Ticehurst. [Paper.] 

290. Letters patent dated 27 Nov. 16 Geo. III. (1776), revoking 
A.D. letters patent dated 23 July, 5 Geo. III. (1765), granting to 

No" 27 John, Earl of Ashburnham, the office of Keeper of the Great 
Wardrobe, and granting the said office to Thomas, Lord 

291. Case and counsers opinion, previous to the puixjhase of the 
a.d: manor of Falmer by Lord Pelham from Sir John Shelley, 

June^as ^^ reference to the proper mode of conveyance, in order to 
secure a certain mortgage on the estate. Dated 25 June, 

292. Indenture of lease made 3 Jan. 19 Geo. III. (1779), by which 
A.D. Henrietta Anna Maria Ellis of Horsham, spinster, conveys 

Jim?3 ^ John Ireland of Horsham, carpenter, certain messuages in 
the West Street in Horsham for the term of 21 years, at the 
yearly rent of £11 10s. Seals and signatures of " H. A. 
M. Ellis," and " John Ireland." [Paper.] 

293. Letters patent dated 13 May, 22 Geo. III. (1782), reciting 
A.D. revocation of letters patent dated 11 March, 1 Geo. III. 

May^3 (1^61), granting to Charles Frederick, esq., now Sir Charles 
Frederick, K.B., the office of Master Surveyor of the 
Ordnance in the Tower of London, and granting the said 
office to Thomas Pelham, esq., during pleasure, with the 
wages or fee of 2s. a day. 

294. Copy of the will of Samuel Durrant of Robertsbridge in Sale- 
^•»« hurst, surgeon. Dated 28 Dec, 1782, with codicil dated 

Dec. 28 1 June, 1783. [Paper.] 

295. Copy of the will of Samuel Durrant of Lewes, esq. Dated iS 
^.». March, 1780, and proved 8 Jan., 1783, in the Prerogative 

Jan. 8 Court of Canterbury. [Paper.] 


296. Indenture made 20 May, 23 Geo. III. (1783), by which Lewis, 
A D. Lord Sondes, Baron Sondes of Lees Court, co. Kent, revokes 

Ma^*20 *^® ^^®^ *® *^ certain 3 per cent, reduced annuities then vested 
in Thomas, Lord Pelham, by survivorship under a trust deed 
dated 22 Apr. 1768. Seal and signature of " Sondes." 

297. Indenture of lease made 11 June, ]784, by which Thomas, 
A.D. Lord Pelham, Baron Pelham, and Thomas Pelham, his 

Jime^ii eldest son, by Lady Ann Pelham his wife, convey to Edward 
Boodle of S. George's, Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, gent., 
the honor, castle, and rape of Hastings, and other Sussex 
estates of his lordship for one year (not executed), 

298 Sd 299. Indentures of lease and release made 23 and 24 May 

A.D. 25 Geo. III. (1785), by which John Fuller of Lewes, butcher, 

J785 mortgages to John Tourle of Landport in S. John's under the 

23 A 24 Castle of Lewes, gent., the messuage at the comer of the 

Middle Street in Palmer, rented by the overseers as a poor- 

housfe, and divers other lands in Palmer, for securing £760 

and interest. Seals and signatures of "John Fuller," 

" Rich^- King," and " Tho«- Harben." 

300 & 301. Indenture of lease and release made 3 and 4 Aug. 26 Geo. 

AD. III. (1786), by which Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron Pelham 

iu^. ^^ Stanmer, settles the rectory of Falmer, the advowson 

3&i of the church, and divers lands in Hailsham, Pevensey, 

Falmer, Storrington, and Bishopston, purchased by him, on 

himself for life, with remainder to his sons successively in 

tail male. Seals and signatures of *' Pelham," " T. 

Pelham," and " Edw^ Boodle." 

302 & 303. Duplicates of the preceding release. 

304. Indenture made 5 Aug. 25 Geo. III. (1785), by which William 
A.D. Board of Linfield, esq., Walter Batchelor of Linfield, gent., 

Au«f 5 ' William Glutton of Cuckfield, gent., John Ingram of 
Chailey, gent., and Warden Sergison of Cuckfield, executors 
of Francis Warden of the Inner Temple, London, esq., 
deceased, assign two mortgages on the manor of Plump ton, 
Plumfton Place, and other lands to Charles Boone of Soho 
Square, co. Middlesex, esq., in trust for further securing 
£12,000 and interest to John, Earl of Ashbumham. Seals 
and signatures of "W™- Board," and others. Endorsed is 
a deed poll dated 14 June, 1789, from which it appears that 
these mortgages were assigned to Thomas Whalley Par- 
tington by John, Earl of Ashbumham. 

305. Counterpart of an indenture made 5 Aug. 25 Geo. III. (1785), by 
A.D. which Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron Pelham of Stanmer, 

Augf 5 ^^^ Thomas Pelham, his eldest son, by Ann, Lady Pelham 
his wife, mortgage to John, Earl of Ashbumham, for £12,000 
the manor of Plumpton, the mansion house called Plumpton 
Place, Wales farm in Plumpton, the lands called Deans, 
Horcombe, Harpin, the Lodge and Lodge Lands in 


Piddinghoe, and other lands in Basthothly and Pevensey, 
to raise money for the Hon. Henry Pelham, Henrietta Aim 
Pelham, spinster, Lucy Pelham, spinster, and Amelia Pelham 
spinster, four of the younger children of the said Thomas, 
Lord Pelham, and Ann, Lady Pelham, his wife. Seal and 
signature of " Ashbumham." 

•306 & 307. Indentures of lease and release made 20 and 21 Oct. 
A.D. 26 Geo. III. (1786), the release being between John Ellis of 
Oc^ Gough Square, London, gent., one of the cousins and a 
20 & 21 devisee in trust, and also one of the legatees named in the 
last will of Henrietta Anna Maria Ellis, late of Horsham,,, 
spinster, deceased, of the first part ; Henry Ellis of Slinfold, 
gent., Thomas Ellis, of Henfield, gent., Edward Ellis of 
Westboume, clerk, William Ellis of Horsham, gent., Mary 
Ellis of the City of Chichester, spinster, Charles Pilkington 
of Findon, D.D., and Ann, his wife, Thomas Penfold of 
Croydon, co. Surrey, wheelwright, and Henry Penfold of 
Horsham, perukemaker, (which said Henry Ellis, Thomas 
Ellis, Edward Ellis, William Ellis, Mary Ellis, Ann the 
wife of the said Charles Pilkington, Thomas Penfold, and 
Henry Penfold, are the other cousins and legatees named 
in the last will of the said Henrietta Ann Maria Ellis, 
deceased), of the second part ; John Dendy of Horsham, 
draper, of the third part ; and William Smith of Horsham, 
esq., of the fourth part ; by which the said John Ellis sells 
to John Dendy for £200, a messuage (formerly two 
messuages) in the West Street of the Borough of Horsham, 
heretofore the •estate of Thomas HarfEye, formerly of 
Horsham, tallow chandler, deceased, since of James Baker 
of the same place, apothecary, deceased, who by his will 
dated 8 Sept. 1736, devised the same to his wife Ann 
Baker, which said Ann afterwards married Ja'lnes Pilfold of 
Horsham, gent., and, surviving her husband, by will dated 
1 March, 1756, devised the same to her niece Henrietta 
Anna Maria Ellis. Seals and signatures of " Jno. Ellis" 
and others, parties to this indenture of release. 

308. Indenture made 11 May, 27 Geo. III. (1787), being the settle- 
A.D. ment made on the marriage of the. Hon. George Henry 

^^In Nevill (youngest son of George, Earl of Abergavenny, 
deceased) and Caroline Walpole (youngest daughter of the 
Hon. Richard Walpole of ©over Street, S. George's, Hanover 
Square, co. Middlesex). Seals and signatures of " George 
Henry Nevill," " Richard Walpole," " Caroline Walpole," 
"Walpole," "Pelham," "Gerard William Vanneck," and 
" T. Pelham." 

309 & 310. Indentures of lease and release made 6 and 7 June, 27 Geo. 

A.D. III. (1787), by which Mary Jemima, Lady Gb'antham, widow 

1787 of Thomas, Lord Grantham, deceased, and Frederick 

0&7 Robinson of Park street, Westminster, the executrix and 



executor of Thomas, Lord Grantham, deceased, by the 
direction and appointment of Thomas, Lord Pelham, Ann, 
Lady Pelham, his wife, and Thomas Pelham, their son, and 
also the said Thomas, Lord Pelham, Ann, Lady Pelham and 
Thomas Pelham, declare the uses of a fine to be levied 
of the manor, farm, and lands called Kenwards farm in 
Lindfield, of Little Lamphams Marsh in Burwash, Pevensey, 
and Hailsham, and of the messuage, farm, and lands called 
James land in Nuthurst. Signatures and seal of 
" Pelham," " Ann Pelham," " T. Pelham," " Mary Jemima 
Grantham," " Frederick Robinson," and " Abr"- Baley." 

311 & 312. Indentures of Tease and release made 6 and 7 June, 27 Geo. 
A.B. III. (1787), by which Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron Pelham 
June °^ Stanmer, and Thomas Pelham, hid eldest son by Ann, Lady 
6&7 Pelham, his wife, conveys to the Rev. George Metcalfe of 
Stanmer, clerk, the manor and site of the manor of Palmer, 
and the farms called Court farm, Hotshove, and Pattiswye, 
in trust for securing' to Lady Pelham out of the said 
premises a rent-charge of £400 a year, during the joint 
lives of herself and Lord Pelham, and also a rent-charge 
of £800 a year for her jointure, in lieu of similar rent- 
charges secured by her marriage settlement dated 15 Feb. 
1755. Seals and signatures of " Pelham," " Ann Pelham," 
" T. Pelham," " Mary Jemima Grantham," and " Frederick 

313 <fe 314. Indentures of lease and release made 6 and 7 June, 27 Geo. 
A.D. III. (1787), by which William J^V'right of Sowerby, co. 
Jmie York, esq., by the direction and appointment of Thomas, Lord 
6 & 7 Pelham and Thomas Pelham, his eldest son by Ann, Lady Pel- 
ham, heretofore Ann Frankland, spinster, assigns to Thomas 
Walley Partington of S. George's, Hanover Square, co. 
Middlesex, esq.. Sluice farm and lands in Bexhill, Battell, 
and Hooe, in trust by way of mortgage for the better 
securing of £3,000 and interest to Dame Jane Grosvenor of 
S. George's, Hanover Square, widow. Seals and signatures 
of "Pelham," "Ann Pelham," "T. Pelham," and many 

316. Counterpart of the preceding indenture of release, with seals 
and signatures of "J. Grosvenor," and "Thomas Walley 

316. Chirograph of a fine levied at Westminster on the morrow of 
A.D. the Holy Trinity, 27 Geo. III. (1787), between Abraham 
^^ Baley, esq., plaintiff, and Thomas, Lord Pelham, and Ann, his 
wife, deforciants, by which the deforciants remise and quit- 
claim to the said Abraham Baley and his heirs, the hundred 
of South Mailing Lindfield Burleigh Arches, the manors of 
South Mailing Lindfield, Walsted, Northie, Forsters, 
Stammer, otherwise Stanmer, otherwise Andwick, and 
Hendall, and divers tenements in Stanmer, Plompton 


otherwise Plumpton, Lindfield, Ardingly otherwise 
Ardingley, Cuckfield, Bexhill, Battell otherwise Battle, 
Hoe otherwise Hooe, Hailsham, Hellingley, Buxted, Mares- 
field, Mayfield, East Hoathly, Chiddingly, Burwash, 
Pevensey, and Nuthurst. 

317. Agreement dated 15 Ang. 27 Geo. III. (1787), between Edward 
A.D. Bodle of Alfriston, carpenter, and the Hon. Henry Pelham 

Ana lb ^^ Stanmer, in reference to the purchase of a messuage and 
land in Seaf ord of the said Edward Bodle by the Hon. Henry 
Pelham. [Paper.'] 

318. Draft copy of an indenture of lease made in Ang. 27 Geo. III. 
A.D. (1787), by which the Hon. Henry Pelham of Stanmer, 
^^ second son of Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron of Stanmer, 

conveys to Richard Watts of Lewes, gent., a small piece of 
land in Seaford for the term of seven years. [Paper.] 
Enclosing — ^Instructions for drawing out lease. 

319 <& 320. Indentures of lease and release made 9 and 10 Oct. 

A.D. 27 Geo. III. (1787), by which Edward Bodle of Alfriston, 

Oct. carpenter, conveys to the Hon. Henry Pelham of Stanmer 

9 & 10 (second son of Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron of Stanmer) a 

small piece of land in Seaford, together with buildings 

thereon erected. Seal and signature of " Edward Bodle." 

321. Indenture made 10 Oct. 27 Geo. III. (1787), by which Walter 
A.D. Woodhams of LuUington, gent., by the direction of Edward 

Oct^io Bodle of Alfriston, carpenter, and the Hon. Henry Pelham 
of Stanmer (second son of Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron of 
Stanmer), assigns a mortgage on a small piece of land 
in Seaford to Sir Ferdinand Poole of Lewes, bart., in trust 
for the said Henry Pelham. Seals and signatures of 
" Walter Woodhams," and " Edward Bodle." 

322. Deed poll of Thomas Walley Partington of S. George's, Hanover 
A.D. Square, co. Middlesex, esq., Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron 

June u Pelham of Stanmer, and Ann, Lady Pelham, his wife, and 
also Thomas Pelham, their eldest son, being the declaration 
of trust on the part of Thomas Walley Partington as to 
£12,000, secured on the mortgage to him of certain estates 
of Thomas, Lord Pelham, and Thomas Pelham in Sussex. 
Dated 14 June, 1789. [Paper.] 

323. Counterpart of an indenture made 25 July, 29 Geo. III. (1789), 
A.D. by which Thomas Walley Partington of S. George's, 

July 26 Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, esq., at the special request 
of Thomas, Lord Pelham, and Thomas Pelham, mortgages the 
messuage and farm called Wales in Plumpton and Falmer 
to the Hon. George Pelham, the youngest son of the said 
Thomas, Lord Pelham, by Ann, Lady Pelham, as security for 
the payment to him of £3,000. Signature and seal of 
" George Pelham." 


324. Counterpart of an indenture of lease made 15 Sept. 29 Geo. III. 
A p. (1789), by whicli Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron Pelham of 
1789 Stanmer, conveys to Richard Sone of Etchingham, labourer, 

a newly-erected cottage and piece of waste ground in 
Burwash, for the term of 21 years at the yearly rent of 6s. 
Signature of " Rich^* Sands." [Paper.'} [Freehold conveyed 
to Samuel Waterhouse, 4 July, 1847.] 

325. Indenture made 16 May, 32 Geo. III. (1792), by which William 
A.D. Wright of Sowerby, co. York, esq., by the direction and 

Ma^^ie appointment of Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron Pelham of 
Stanmer, and Thomas Pelham, his eldest son, by Ann, Lady 
Pelham, his wife, assigns to Edward Boodle of S. George's, 
Hanover Square, co. Middlesex, esq., in trust for Thomas 
Partington of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex, esq., a mortgage 
on the manor, farm, and lands called Kenwards Farm in 
Lindfield, and divers marsh lands in Bexhill (part of the 
farm heretofore called Northie and since the Sluice farm), 
and also Little Lampham's Marsh. Seals and signatures of 
" Will"- Wright," " Pelham," and others. Endorsed is a 
deed poll dated 7 Aug. 1806. 

326 & 327. Indentures of lease and release made 15 and 16 May, 
A.D. 32 Geo. III. (1792), by which Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron 
jiav Pelham of Stanmer, and Thomas Pelham, his eldest son, 

16 & 16 convey to Thomas Partington of Lincoln's Inn, co. 
Middlesex, esq., by way of mortgage, the manor, farm, and 
lands called Kenwards farm in Lindfield, and several pieces 
of marsh land in Bexhill. Seals and signatures of " Pelham" 
and " T. Pelham." Endorsed is an indenture made 7 Aug. 
46 Geo. III. (1806), by which Thomas Pelham assigns the 
said mortgage to George William Frederick, Duke of Leeds, 
and John, Lord Sheffield, Baron Sheffield, the trustees of 
his marriage settlement. 

328. Counterpart of the preceding indenture of release, with seal and 
signature of " Tho*- Partington." 

329 & 330. Indentures of lease and release made 10 and 11 Dec. 
A.D. 33 Geo. III. (1792), by which the Hon. and Rev, George 
n^2 Pelham, the youngest son of Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron 
lo&ii Pelham of Stanmer, upon his marriage with Mary Rycroft, 
one of the daughters of the Rev. Sir Richard Rycroft, 
bart., deceased, by Dame Penelope, late his wife, and now 
widow, assigns £3,000 and interest as her marriage por- 
tion, and releases to Lord Viscount Midleton and Sir Nelson 
Rycroft of Clarges Street, S. George's, Hanover Square, co. 
Middlesex, bart., eldest son and heir of the said Sir 
Richard Rycroft, by Dame Penelope, the messuage and 
farm called Wales in Plumpton by way of mortgage as 
security for the said portion. " Seals and signatures of 
"George Pelh^^m," "Mary Rycroft," "Midleton," and 
" Nelson Rycroft." 


331. Indenture of lease made 1 Feb. 33 Geo. III. (1793), by which 
A.D. Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron Pelham of Stanmer, conveys 
1793 to Dionese Greer, one of the churchwardens of the parish of 

Bnrwash, a cottage and wastegronnd, used as an Alms 
House for paupers belonging to the parish of Burwash, and 
sometime since used as a public-house and known by the 
sign of " The Catherine Wheel," for the term of 21 years, 
at the yearly rent of 7s. 6d. Seal and signature of 
" Pelham." [Paper,'] 

332. Counterpart of the preceding indenture, with signature of 

" Dionis Qeer." [Paper,'] 

333 & 334. Indentures of lease and release made 27 and 2S May, 1796, 
A.D. the release being between George, Lord Viscount Middleton, 
^^ of the first part; William Wright of Sowerby, co. York, 

27 & 28 esq., of the second part; Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron 
Pelham of Stanmer, and Thomas Pelham, his eldest son and 
heir apparent by Ann, Lady Pelham, his wife (heretofore 
Ann Frankland, spinster), of the third part ; John, Lord 
Sheffield, Baron Sheffield, and Lucy, Lady Sheffield, his wife 
(late Lucy Pelham, spinster), of the fourth part; Henry 
Pelham, George William Evelyn, Lord Leslie, and Henrietta 
Ann, Lady Leslie, his wife (heretofore called Henrietta Ann 
Pelham), Amelia Pelham, spinster, and George Pelham, 
which said Henry Pelham, Henrietta Ann, Lady Leslie, 
Amelia Pelham, and George Pelham, together with the said 
Lucy, Lady Sheffield, are the only surviving younger children 
of the said Thomas, Lord Pelham, by the said Ann, Lady 
Pelham, his wife (Frances, Viscountess Middleton, here tof ore 
Frances Pelham, spinster, their other younger child being 
now dead), of the fifth part ; Thomas Coutts of the Strand, 
CO. Middlesex, esq., of the sixth part; and Edmund 
Antrobus of the Strand, esq., of the seventh part ; being a 
mortgage of Hellingly Park farm and Horse Bye marsh 
lands by Thomas Lord Pelham and others to Thomas Coutts, 
esq., for securing the payment of £3,000 and interest. Seals 
and signatures of " Midieton," " Pelham," " T. Pelham," 
" Sheffield," " Lucy Sheffield," " Leslie," " Henrietta Ann 
Leslie," " Amelia Pelham," " George Pelham," and " Henry 

336. Duplicate of the preceding indenture of release. Seals and 
signatures of "Midieton," "Pelham," "Sheffield," and 
" Lucy Sheffield." 

336. Bond from the Hon. Thomas Pelham, eldest son and heir 

A.D. apparent of the Right Hon. Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron 

Ma^^ Pelham of Stanmer, to Thomas Coutts of the Strand, co. 

*^ Middlesex, esq., in the penal sum of £6,000, for securing the 

payment of £3,000 and interest. Dated 28 May, 1795. 

Signature of " T. Pelham." [Paper,] 


337. A similar bond from the Right Hon. Thomas, Lord Pelham, to 

Thomas Coutls. Same date. Signature of " Pelham." 

338. Indenture of lease made 10 Oct. 38 Geo. III. (1798), by which 
A.D. William Ridge of Lewes, gent., conveys to Benjamin Ridge 

Oct^^o ^^ Chailey, gent., the freehold messuage and farm called 
Woodbrooks, in Chailey ; a moiety of the tithes belonging 
to the same ; the leasehold messuage and lands called Upper 
Wickham ; and the copyhold farm and lands called Lower 
Wickham, in the parish of S. John under the Castle, Lewes, 
for the term of 21 years, at the yearly rent of £90. Seal 
and mark of " William Ridge," and seal and signature of 
" Benj°- Ridge." 

339. Copy of an agreement made 1 Dec. 1798, between Robert 
A.D. Chester Cooper of Lewes, common brewer, of the one part ; 

j^^^ and Benjamin Ridge of Chailey, gent., of the other part ; 
relating to a lease of the Swan Cm and lands at Falmer. 

340. Agreement made 2 Mar. 1799, by which Benjamin Ridge of 
AD. Chailey, gent., assigns to Thomas Pelham of Stanmer his 
"^2 estate in certain messuages and lands-, mentioned in an 

agreement dated 1 Dec. 1788, made between Robert Chester 
Cooper and Benjamin Ridge. Signed by "Benj°- Ridge" 
and " Jos®- Smith " on behalf of Thomas Pelham. [Paper.'] 

341. Indenture of lease made 30 Sept. 39 Geo. III. (1799), by which 
A.D. Thomas, Lord Pelham, Baron Pelham of Stanmer, and 

Sap ^30 Thomas Pelham of Stanmer, esq., convey to Robert Chester 
Cooper of Lewes, brewer, the messuage called the Swan Inn, 
in Falmer, for the term of 28 years, at the yearly rent of 
£32, and a croft or piece of enclosed pasture land in Falmer 
for the term of 7 years, at the yearly rent of £1 10s. Seals 
and signatures of " Pelham," and " T. Pelham." 

342. Counterpart of the preceding indenture of lease, with seal and 

signature of " R. C. Cooper." 

343. Particular of the manor of Northeye, within the Cinque Ports in 

the parish of Bexhill. No date — 18th century. IPaper.'] 

344. Copy of the will of John French of Seaford, yeoman. No date 

— ? latter part of 18th century. [Paper.'] 

345. Indenture of lease made 9 Nov. 42 Geo. HI. (1801), by which 
A.D. Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys to John 

1801 Starr of Hollington, yeoman, a piece of land in HoUington 
. for 21 years, at the yearly rent of 5s. Signature and seal of 

" Chichester." [Paper.] [Freehold conveyed to Sir M. Lamb, 

bart., 16 Dec. 1840.] 

Enclosing — A plan of the estate. 

346. Counterpart of indenture of lease made 8 May, 42 Geo. III. 
A.D. (1802), by which Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, 

1802 conveys to Henry Jackson of Lewes, esq., and others, for the 
*^ term of 99 years, at the yearly rent of £3 3s., a piece of 


ground in the parish of S. Michael, Lewes, bounded on the 
west and north by the ancient boundary wall or fortification 
of the town of Lewes, in trust for themselves and the pro- 
prietors and subscribers to a " Public Wind Com Mill," then 
erected on the said ground. Seal and signatures of " Henry 
Jackson '' and others. 

347. A List of Subscribers to the Lewes Public Com Mill. IPaper,'] 

See No. 346. 

348. Indenture of lease made 1 Nov. 49 Geo. III. (1808), by which 
A.D. Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys to William 

No^i Eldridge of Sedlescomb, carpenter, a messuage, used as four 
tenements, and lands in Sedlescomb for the term of 21 years, 
at the yearly rent of 10s.. Seal and signature of "Chi- 
chester." [Paper.'] [Freehold conveyed to Joseph Eldridge 
and others, 14 Feb. 1843.] 

349. Indenture of lease made 1 Nov. 52 Geo. III. (1811), by which 
A.D. Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys to James 

Nov?i ^^** ^^ Westfield, shopkeeper, a cottage and land in West- 
field for the term of 21 years, at the yearly rent of 5s. Seal 
and signature of "Chichester." [Paper.] [Freehold con- 
veyed to William Pankhurst, 29 June, 1840.] 

350. Indenture made 5 Sept. 52 Geo. III. (1812), by which Henry 
A.D Jackson of Lewfes, esq., and William Cooper of the same 

Septus place, gent., the executors of John Tourle of Landport, in 
the parish of S. John under the Castle of Lewes, gent., 
deceased, assign a mortgage upon a messuage at the 
comer of the Middle street in Falmer, and other tenements 
in Falmer, to William Lucas Shadwell of Hastings, gent., 
upon trust for Thomas, Earl of Chichester. Seal and signa- 
tures of " Henry Jackson," " W"- Cooper," and "Chichester." 

351. Indenture of lease made 2 Oct. 53 Geo. III. (1813), by which 
A.D. Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys to Thomas 

q;^\ Butcher of Guestling, labourer, a cottage and ground in 
Guestling for the term of 21 years, at the yearly rent of 
2s. 6d. Seal and signature of "Chichester." [Paper.'] [Free- 
hold conveyed to Thomas Butcher, 22 Feb. 1842.] 

352. Counterpart of the preceding indenture of lease, with signature 

of " Tho8- Butcher." . [Paper.] 

Enclosing — (a) Plan of a piece of leasehold ground in Guest- 
ling, measured 17 Oct. 1840. 
(6) Holograph letter of Thomas Butcher, desiring 
the said land to be made freehold, 19 Dec. 
• 1841. 

353. Counterpart of indenture of lease made 30 Aug. 1816, by which 
A.D. Thomas, Earl of Chichester, conveys to Robert Chester 
181® Cooper of Brighthelmston, esq., a messuage in Falmer, for- 
^^' merly called the Copyhold house, but lately established as 

an Inn and called the Swan, for the term of 8 years, at the 


yearly rent of £32. Seal and signature of " R : Chester 

354. Indenture made 31 Aug. 1816, by whicli Robert Chester Cooper 
A.D. of Brighthelmston, esq., and Jesse Lower of the same place, 

Aug^li hrewer, surrender the lease of the Swan Inn in Falmer to 
the Earl of Chichester, prior to the granting of a new lease 
to Robert Chester Cooper. Signatures of "R: Chester 
Cooper," and " Jesse Lower." [Paper.'] 

355. Probate of the will and codicil of Richard Thornton of Horsham, 
A.D. • gent., dated 22 Aug. 1814, and 12 Jan. 1815, issued under 

jln^^o *^® s®*^ ^^ *^® Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 9 Jan. 

356. Probate of the will of Catherine Vallance of Horsham, widow, 
^.D. dated 9 Sept. 1814, issued under the seal of the Preroga- 

Oct. 20 tive Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 20 Oct. 1817. 

357. Indenture of lease made 20 Mar. 59 Geo. III. (1819), by which 

Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys to Lucy 
Knight of Gruestling, widow and administratrix of Thomas 
Knight of Guestling, labourer, a cottage and lands in Quest- 
ling for the term of 21 years, at the yearly rent of 7s. 6d. 
Seal and signature of " Chichester." [Paper. ] [Freehold 
conveyed to James Knight, 11 Oct. 1843.] 

358. Counterpart of the preceding indenture of lease, with the seal 

and mark of " Lucy Knight." [Paper.'] 

359. Indenture of lease made 1 Jan. 3 Geo. IV. (1823), by which 
A.D. Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys to John 
Jaofi Holloway, the younger, of Brightling, farmer, a cottage and 

land in Burwash for the term of 21 years, at the yearly rent 
of £1 15s. Seal and signature of " Chichester." [Paper-] 
[Freehold conveyed to John Russell of Burwash, 11 Oct. 

360. Counterpart of the preceding indenture of lease, with signature 

of " John Holloway, Jun'" [Paper.] 

Unclosing — A plan of leasehold land in Burwash, surveyed 
19 Feb. 1821. 

361. Counterpart of indenture of lease inade 1 Jan. 3 Geo. IV. (1823), 
A.D. by which Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys 

janu^i ^ Richard Hooker of Burwash, cordwainer, a cottage and 
land in Burwash for the term of 21 years, at the yearly rent 
of £2. Signature of " Rich^. Hooker." [Paper.] [Freehold 
conveyed to Thomas Kenward, 26 Dec. 1843.] 
Enclosing — Plan of leasehold land in Burwash, surveyed 29 
Nov. 1820. 

362. Counterpart of indenture of lease made 1 Jan. 3 Geo. IV. (1823), 
A.D. by which Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys 

Jm^i *^ John Relf of Burwash, labourer, a cottage and land in 
Burwash for the term of 21 years, at the yearly rent of 7s. 


Signatnre of " John Relf ." \_Paper.'] [Freehold conveyed to 
James Russell, 13 July, 1841.] 

Enclosing — Plan of leasehold land in Burwash, snrveyed 7 
Nov. 1820. 

363. Indenture of lease made 1 Jan. 3 Geo. IV. (1823), by which 
A.D. Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys to Joseph 

JmPi Mitten of Burwash, labourer, a piece of land in Burwash for 
the term of 21 years, at the yearly rent of 15s. Seal and 
signature of " Chichester." [Paper,'] [Freehold conveyed to 
John Eaton, 7 June, 1842.] 

364. Counterpart of preceding indenture of lease, with signature of 

" Joseph Mitten." [^Pajper,'] 

Enclosing — Plan of leasehold land in Burwash, surveyed 7 
Nov. 1820. 

365. Counterpart of indenture of lease made 1 Jaif. 3 Geo. lY. (1823), 
A.D. by which Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys 

Jan^^i *^ Hannah Baker and Philadelphia Baker, both of Mayfield, 
spinsters, two parcels of land called Highfield and the Long- 
field, in Burwash and Heathfield, for the term of 21 years, at 
the yearly rent of £2. Signatures of " H. Baker," and " P. 
Baker." [Paper.'] [Freehold conveyed to Michael Wallis and 
Donald Barclay, 12 Oct. 1843.] 

Enclosing — A plan of leasehold lands appertaining to King's 
Down Farm, in Burwash and Heathfield, sur- 
veyed 9 Apr. 1824. 

366. Counterpart of indenture of lease made 1 Jan. 3 Geo. lY. (1823), 
A.D. by which Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys 

j^i *^ Frances Tompsett, Sarah Tompsett, and Maria Tompsett, 
all of Mayfield, spinsters, several pieces of land in Burwash 
for a term of 21 years, at the yearly rent of £2 10s. Signa- 
tures of "Frances Tompsett," "Sarah Tompsett," and 
" Maria Tompsett." [Paper,] [Freehold conveyed to Sarah 
Tompsett, 12 Oct. 1845.] 

Enclosing — (a) Plan of three parcels of land in Heathfield. 
(6) Plan of a piece of waste near the Half Moon 
in Heathfield about to be enclosed. Sur- 
veyed 5 March, 1823. 

367. Counterpart of indenture of lease made 1 Jan. 3 Geo. IV. (1823), 
A.D. by which Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys 

Jmi^i *^ William Napp of Heathfield, labourer, the sole executor 
of Samuel Napp, labourer, deceased, a cottage and land in 
Heathfield for the term of 21 years, at the yearly rent of £2, 
Signature of " Willm. Napp." [Paper.] [Freehold of the 
above premises conveyed to the executors of the said William 
Napp, 22 Feb. 1842.] 

Enclosing — Plan. of the Swythe Farm in Heathfield, surveyed 
19 Oct. 1814. 


368. Counterpart of indenture of lease made 1 Jan. 3 Geo. IV. (1823), 
A.D. by which Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys 

Ja»^i ^ Thomas Nailard of Heathfield, yeoman, a cottage and 
land in Heathfield for the term, of 21 years, at the yearly 
rent of 3s. Signature of " Thomas Nailard." IPaper,'] [Free- 
hold conveyed to Thomas Nailard, 31 Dec. 1844.] 
Enclosing — A plan of the above-mentioned premises, surveyed 
17 Feb. 1821. 

369. Counterpart of indenture of lease made 1 Jan. 3 Geo. IV. (1823), 
JL.D. by which Thomas, Earl of Chichester, of Stanmer, conveys 

Jwf^i *^ William Daw, the younger, of Ninfield, farmer, a cottage 
and several parcels of land in Heathfield for the term of 21 
years, at the yearly rent of £1 10s. Signature of " William 
Daw, Jn'." IPaper,'] [Freehold conveyed to Thomas Nailard, 
31 Jan. 1844.] 

Enclosing — A plan of the lands called Beeves in Heathfield, 
surveyed 22 Nov. 1820. 

370. Indenture made 27 Sept. 1834, by which Joseph Mitten of Bur- 
jL.D. wash, labourer, assigns to John Eaton of the same place, 

seif^ labourer, his lease of a piece of land at Burwash for the 
residue of a term of 21 years. Seals and signature of 
" Joseph Mitten," and mark of " John Eaton." [Conveyed 
to John Eaton, 7 June, 1842.] 

371. Deed poll by which Sir George ShifPner of Coombe Place in 
jL.D. Hamsey, bart., and Inigo Thomas of Batton in Willingdon, 

jui^e ®®^' (executors of Thomas, Earl of Chichester, deceased), 

^ assign to Henry Thomas, Earl of Chichester, a " Brighton 

and Newhaven Boad Security " for £100, lately vested in 

Thomas, Earl of Chichester, deceased. Dated 26 July, 1839. 

Enclosing — No. 1. Brighton and Newhaven Boad Security, 




372. Schedule of deeds belonging to the Catsfield and Crowhurst 

estates, dating from 1338 to 1648. 

373. Abstract of writings relating to Wrenhams in Bexhill (5 docu- 

ments, a to e). 

374. Abstract of the Title of a messuage and lands called Blackstock, 

and of lands called Binglie in Hellingly, from 1689 to 1717. 

375. Abstract of the Title to Wales House and lands in Plumpton, 

from 1692 to 1735. 

376. Schedule of deeds relating to an estate at Falmer which were 

lodged in the hands of Samuel Durrant, esq., by the Bt. Hon. 
John Shelley, from 1630 to 1770. 

377. Abstract of the Title of Lord Pelham to the manor of Falmer, 

and two farms at Falmer called the Court Farm and Hot- 
shrove, from 1630 to 1786. 


378. Abstract of the Title of Lord Craven to a fee-farm rent issuing 

out of the manor of Falmer, from 1646 to 1770. 

379. Schedule of deeds and papers belonging to the Duke of New- 

castle from 1664 to 1755 (3 documents). 

380. Abstract of the Title to the Red Lyon Inn in Horsham, of which 

Henrietta Anna Maria Ellis, spinster, died seized, from 1690 
to 1783. 

381. Abstract of the mortgages made by Hendon Downton on lands 

in Chittingley and East Hoadley, from 1697 to 1702. 

382. Schedule of deeds delivered to Lord Monson, as trustee for the 

Earl of Lincoln, from 1715 to 1755. 

383. Schedule of deeds and writings relating to a messuage and rood 

of land in Seaf ord, purchased by the Hon. Henry Pelham of 
Edward Bodle. 

384. Abstract of the Rt. Hon. John Shelley's marriage settlement, 

dated 14 and 15 July, 1769. 

385. Abstract of a deed relating to a messuage in Seaf ord, dated 4 

Feb. 1785. 

386. Letters and solicitor's accounts relating to Falmer (9 documents, 

a to i), 


387. Letters patent, dated at Westminster, 4 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. 
A.D (1539), granting to Anthony Nevyll, esq., the house and 

No^>^\ site of the late monastery or priory of Mattersey alias 
Marsey, co. Notyngham, lately dissolved, and divers lands, 
tithes, etc. [Latin.'] 

388. Copy of a grant of arms to Thomas Woode of Longley, co. 
^'^- York, esq., by William Hervy, Norrey. Dated 4 Feb. 

^\ 1550-1 (5 Edw. VI.). [FraTned,-] 

389. " The Booke of the Wages of the Artifficers and Laborers dailey 
▲.D. working in Thoffice of the. Queens Maiesties ordenaunce and 
!jan'^ in the affarres of the Same in the Monthe of January 1581 

and in the xxiiij yere of her Maiesties Raigne." Two 
leavei^ only, but it appears to be complete. — Presented to the 
Society 13 July, 1854, by the Bev. Dr. BucMand, of Peasmarsh, 

390. Indenture made 18 Aug. 1670 (22 Chas. II.), between George 
▲.D. Ooselin of S. Clement's Danes, co. Middlesex, surgeon, and 

Aug!^i8 William Morgan of S. Martin's in the Fields, co. Middlesex, 
gent., Peter Lawrence of the City of London, merchant, 
and James Tawden of S. Martin's in the Fields, pewterer, of 
the one part ; and Mary Lescuier of S. Martin's in the Fields, 
spinster, Richard Langhome of the Inner Temple, London, 
esq., and Thomas Langhome of London, gent., of the other 
part ; being a settlement previous to the marriage of George 


Goselin and Maiy Lescuier, of a lease of a plot of land in 
" the Greate Old Bailie," in the parish of S. Martin, Lndgate, 
London, with the messuages built thereon, to the use of 
George Goselin for life, then to Mary Lescuier for life, and 
at her decease to the said George Goselin, his heirs, and 
assigns, for so much of the term as shall then remain 
unexpired. Seals and signatures of " Will : Morgan," and 

391 & 392. Indentures of lease and release made 19 and 20 May, 1693 
JL.D. (5 Will, and Mary), between John Heycock of Moyglare, co. 
JJJl Meath, Ireland, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife, sole sister 
19&20 and heir of Francis CoUey of the parish of S. Paul's, Covent 
Garden, co. Middlesex, gent., deceased, and Thomas Tilson 
of the City of Dublin, esq., administrator, with will annexed, 
of the said Francis Colley, of the one part ; and Gideon De 
Laune of Provender, co. Kent, esq., of the other part ; recit- 
ing that the said Francis Collej was one of the trustees and 
executors of the will of Ruishee Wentworth of Cleve, in the 
Isle of Thanet, co. Kent, esq., deceased, and purchased of 
John Lanson of the City of London, Dr. in Physick, and 
Grace, his wife, the messuages hereafter mentioned, and wit- 
nessing that the said John Heycock and Thomas Tilson 
(Francis Colley having been indebted to Mary Wentworth, 
an infant, sole daughter and heir of the said Ruishee Went- 
worth, in £1,357 10s. 8^d.) convey to Gideon de Laune, 
surviving executor of Ruishee Wentworth and one of his 
trustees, in consideration of the said debt, two messuages 
adjoining in Copthall Court, near Throgmorton Street, in the 
parish of S. Bartholomew the Exchange, in the City of 
London. Seals and signatures of " John Hicock," " Eliza- 
beth Heycock, her marke," and " Tho. Tilson." 

393. Chirograph of a fine levied at Westminster within 15 days of S. 
A.D. Trinity, 5 Will, and Mary (1693), between Gideon Delaune, 
TrLQ. ®®^' ^l^ierist, and John Hycock and Elizabeth, his wife, defor- 
ciants, of 2 messuages in the parish of S. Bartholomew 
[London], by which the deforciants remise and quitclaim 
the said messuages to the said Gideon Delaune and his 
heirs. [Latin.'] 

394. Letters patent, dated 30 June 25 Chas. II. (1673), granting to 
A.D. Wadham Strangways and Thomas Strangways, and the 

junelo survivor, the office of Clerk within the Treasury of the 
Exchequer. [_Latin,'] [Framed.'] 

395. Copy of an Act of Parliament for the naturalization of Salomon 
A.D. Eyme, son of James Eyme and Mary, his wife, born at Mattas 
^6d8^ in Xanitonge in France ; Gabriel Tahourdin, son of Gabriel 

Tahourdin and Gabrielle, his wife, bom at Tours in France ; 
and others. Entered in the Custom house, London, 4 May, 


396. Indentnre of lease made 1 July, 11 Will. IH. (1699), by which 
A D. Richard Soame of the City of London, merchant, conveys to 

Jaiy^i Edmond Gardiner of the City of Norwich, merchant, " his 
maine pipe or pipes now lyeing or hereafter to be laid in the 
parish of S. Peters of Mancroft," in the City of Norwich, for 
the term of 7 years, at the yearly rent of £200. Seal and 
signature of " Edmond Gardiner." 

397. Indenture of lease of the same date, by which Richard Soame 
jL.D. conveys for seven years, at the yearly rent of £150, to 

Jai5?i Edmond Gardiner his main pipe, etc., in the parish of S. 
Stephen's, Norwich. Seal and signature of "Edmond 

398. Indenture of lease made 7 July, 11 Will. III. (1699), by which 
A.D. Richard Soame of the City of London,- merchant, conveys to 

j^^j^- Anthony Barry of the City of Norwich, gent., for the term 
of seven years, at the annual rent of £100, the " maine pipe 
lyeing in Bearstreete," in the City of Norwich. Seal and 
signature of " Anthony Barry." 

399. Indenture made 29 May, 13 Will. III. (1701), by which Richard 
A.D. Soame of London, merchant, assigns three two-and-thirtieth 

^701 parts or shares in th& City of Nprwich waterworks to John 
Stafford of London, merchant, under certain conditions. 
Seal and signature of " Richard Soame." 

400. Indenture made 1 July, 13 Will. III. (1701), by which Richard 
j^.D. Soame of London, merchant, mortgages to John Stafford of 
1701 London, merchant, twenty two-and-thirtieth parts or shares 
" ^ in the Norwich waterworks. Seal and signature of " Rich* : 


401. Counterpart of preceding indenture, with seal and signature of 

" John Stafford." 

402 & 403. Indentures of lease and release made 28 and 29 Dec. 
JL.D. 1 Anne (1702), by which Gideon Delaune of Norton, co. Kent, 
^ esq., sells to Mary Wentworth of Norton, spinster, only 
38 & 99 child and heir of Ruishee Wentworth of Cleeve, in the Isle 
of Thanet, co. Kent, esq., two messuages, being contiguous 
and adjoining, in Copthall Court, near Throgmorton Street, 
London, and standing on part of the ground conveyed by the 
Right Hon. Robert, Earl of Warwick, and John Attwood of 
Gray*s Inn, esq., to John Lawson, citizen and grocer of 
London, and William Tibbs of London, stationer, by inden- 
ture enrolled in Chancery dated 23 Nov. 1654. Seal and 
signature of " G. De Laune." 

404. Indenture made 15 July, 1703, by which Richard Soame of 
JL.D. London, merchant, transfers to John Stafford of London, 

Juh?i6 merchant, certain shares in the City of Norwich water- 
works to John Stafford. Seal and signature of " Rich** 
Enclosing — (a) A list of the debts of Mr. Richard Soame. 


406. Counterpart of preceding indenture, with signature of "Jotn 

406. Indenture made 23 June, 1707 (6 Anne), by which Stephen 
jL.D. Seignoret, Reney Baudowin, and Nicholas Santiny of 

Jime23 London, merchants, assign to Mark Cephas Tulet of London, 
merchant, the unexpired term of years of the site and pre- 
mises of the City of Norwich waterworks, and other privi- 
leges granted by the Mayor and citizens. Seals and signatures 
of " Stephen Seignoret," " Reney Baudowin," and " Nicolas 

407. Counterpart of preceding indenture, with seal and signature of 

"M. Cephas Tulet." 

408. Counterpart of indenture made 23 June, 1707 (6 Anne), between 
A.D. Mark Cephas Tulet of London, merchant, of the one part ; 

Junels ^^^ Stephen Seignoret, Reney Baudowin, and Nicholas 
Santiny of London, merchants, of the other part ; being a 
declaration on the part of Mark Cephas Tulet that his name 
was only used in an indenture of the same date (No. 406) in 
trust for Stephen Seignoret, Reney Baudowin, and Nicholas 
Santiny. Seals and signatures of "Stephen Seignoret," 
"Reney Baudowin," and "Nicolas Santini." 

409. Articles of agreement made 13 Nov. 6 Anne (1707), between 
A.D. Rene Baudouin of the City of London, merchant, of the first 

Nov!^i3 P**^ ' Gabriel Tahourdin of the City of London, merchant, 
and Grabriel Tahourdin of the City of London, his son and 
heir apparent, and nephew to the said Rene Baudouin, of the 
second part; Elizabeth Chappell, one of the daughters of 
John Chappell of the City of Norwich, esq., of the third 
part ; and the said John Chappell of the fourth part ; being 
a mortgage to raise £1,000 marriage portion, made previous 
to the marriage of Gabriel Tahourdin, the younger, and the 
said Elizabeth Chappell, of a copyhold . messuage called 
Rumpshall, in the parish of Richmond, co. Surrey. Seals 
and signatures of " Rene Baudowin," " Gabriel Tahourdin," 
"Gabriel Tahourdin, jun'.," "Elizabeth Chappell," and 
" John Chappell." 

410 & 411. Duplicates of preceding marriage agreement. 

412. Three papers relating to the preceding marriage agreement. 

(a) Letter of John Chappell to Mr. Reney Baudowyn, 
written in Jan. 1706-7. 

(5) Receipt dated 16 May, 1719, of Gubriel Tahourdin and 
Elizabeth Tahourdin for £1,000, being the sum men- 
tioned in the preceding marriage articles. 

(c) Receipt dated 16 May, 1719, for £3,600, on the mort- . 
gage of tenements at Richmont, sold to Capt. Dyvell. 
No signature. 

413. Bond of Gabriel Tahourdin, junior, of London, merchant, to 
A.D. John Chappell of the City of Norwich, esq., in the penal 

DeTL sum of £2,000. Dated 29 Dec. 1707. [Paper,] 


414. Deed poll of John Chappell of the City of Norwich, es<f., by 
A.D. which he covenants with Ghibriel Tahonrdin, the younger, not 

DiJ^29 ^ P^^ * bond into execution bearing even date therewith in 
the penal sum of £2,000, and entered into to make better 
provision for Elizabeth Chappell, his intended wife, unless 
"he should fail in the world." Dated 29 Dec. 6 Anne 
(1707). Seal and signature of " John Chappell." 

416. Indenture made 18 Nov. 1708 (7 Anne), by which Thomas, 
A.D.. Lord Howard of Effingham, and Dame Mary, his wife, mort- 

Nov^is 8^S^^ *o James Lewis Berchere of London, two messuages 
adjoining in Copthall Court, near Throgmorton Street, 
London. Seals and signatures of " Effingham," and " Mary 

416. Indenture made 24 Jan. 7 Anne (1708-9), by which Thomas, 
JL.D. Lord Howard, Baron Howard of Effingham, co. Surrey, and 

Jan?^ the Right Hon. Lady Mary, his wife, and William Beau- 
champ of London, gent., and Ann, his wife (which Ann is 
cousin and heir of John Lawson, late of London, Doctor in 
Physick, deceased, that is to say, daughter and heir of 
Richard Porter, late of South Church, co. Essex, gent., and 
Anne, his wife, both deceased, which said Anne was sole 
daughter and heir of John Lawson, late of Fobbin, co. Essex, 
gent., deceased, who was uncle and heir of the said John 
Lawson, Doctor in Physick), covenant to levy a fine to 
Marmaduke Alington of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex, esq., 
of two messuages adjoining in Copthall Court, near 
Throgmorton Street, London ; the said fine to enure to the 
use of Thomas, Lord Howard, his heirs and assigns. Seals 
and signatures of " Howard of Effingham," " Mary Effing- 
ham," "Will: Beauchampe," "Ann Beauchauchampe," 
" Marmaduke Alington." 

417. Chirograph of a fine levied at Westminster in the octave of the 
JL.P. Purification 'of the Blessed Mary, 7 Will. III. (1708-9), 
^Hii^ between Marmaduke Alington, esq., querist, and Thomas, 

Lord Howard, Baron Howard of Effingham, and Mary, his 
wife, and William Beauchamp, gent., and Anne, his wife, 
deforciants, by which the deforciants remise and quitclaim 
to the said Marmaduke Alington and his heirs, two messuages 
in the parish of S. Bartholomew, near the Royal Exchange. 

418. Indenture made 2 May, 1711 (10 Anne), between James Lewis 
jL.D. Berchere of London, merchant, of the first part ; the Right 

May 2 Hon. Thomas, Lord Howard of Effingham, of the second 
part; Rene Baudowin of London, merchant, of the third 
part ; and Gabriel Tahourdin, junior, of London, merchant, 
a trustee for the said Rene Baudowin, of the f otirth part ; by 
which a mortgage, dated 18 Nov. 1708, on two messuages in 
Copthall Court is assigned to Gabriel Tahourdin, in trust 
for Rene Baudowin. Seals and signatures of " James Lew'- 
Bercher," " Effingham," and " Reney Baudowin." 


Enclosing — 

(a) Promissory note of Mr. Eene Baudowin (signature cut 

out) to Mr. James Lewis Berchere, £411 Is. 4d. 
Dated 4 May, 1711. 

(b) A solicitor's account for services rendered to Mr. 

Bene Baudowin, 11 July, 1711. 

(c) A letter from S. Penny to Bene Baudowin, in reference 

to the loan of certain writings. Dated 30 Aug. 

419 & 420. Indentures of lease and release made 3 & 4 May, 1711 (10 

J, D. Anne), by whicli Thomas, Lord Howard of Efl&ngham, and 

J2[y Marmaduke Alington of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex, esq., 

8 & 4 convey two messuages in Copthall Court, near Throgmorton 

Street, in the City of London, to Bene Baudouin of London, 

merchant, for £855. Signatures and seals of " Efl&ngham," 

and " Marmaduke Alington." 

421. Indenture of lease made 10 March, 12 Anne (1712.-3), by which 
JL.D. Stephen Seignoret, Beney Baudowin, and Nicholas Santini 

Marffo ^^ London, merchants, convey to Matthew Heaslupp of the 
City of Norwich, miller, for the term of seven years, at the 
yearly rent of £190, a messuage, two com mills called 
the New Mills, and a fulling mill in the parish of S. Swithin, 
Norwich (with schedule annexed). Seal and signatxire of 
" Matthew Heaslup." 

422. Indenture made 16 Jan. 12 Anne (1713-4), dissolving the partner- 
jL.D. ship between Pierre Jean Dubourg of London, merchant, 

jifl.^ and Gabriel Tahourdin, junior, of London, merchant. Seals 
and signatures of " Pierre Jean Dubourg," and " Gabriel 
Tahourdin, junior." 

423. Original probate of the will of Gabriel Tahourdin of London, 
A.D. merchant, being at present of Stoke Newington, co. Middle- 

Jime23 ^®^- I^ated 12 May, 1714 ; proved at London, 23 June, 
1714. {^French, wOh English translation ; probate act in LatinJ] 

424. Certificate by Thomas Muriel, minister, of Bethersden, co. Kent, 
jL D. and Thomas Wilmott, churchwarden there, that Lieut. -Col. 

Sep.^i» Ottway had, on Sunday, 19 Sept. 1714, received the sacra- 
ment of the Lord's Supper according to the use of the 
Church of England. Signatures of "Tho. Muriel," and 
" Tho : Wilmott." 

With the affidavit annexed of Sir George Chute of 
Bethersden, bart., and Thomas Witherden of Bethersden, 
gent., as to the truth of the said certificate. Signatures of 
" Geo : Choute," and " Tho : Witherden." 

425. Indenture of lease made 10 Dec. 1719 (6 Geo. I.), by which 
JL.D. Bene Baudowin of London, merchant, conveys to. William 

j^\o Woodford of London, merchant, a messuage in Copthall 
Court, in Throgmorton Street, London, for the term of 21 


jears. A schednle of fLxtnres annexed. Signature of Bene 
Bandowin partly cut awaj. 

426. Indenture made 27 Feb. 6 Gteo. I. (1719-20) between John 
AD. Gosselin, one of the sons and legatees of George Gosselin, 

^^^ late of the parish of S. Clement Danes, co. Middlesex^ 
sui^eon, deceased, now an inhabitant of the Town of Bilboe, 
Spain, merchant, of the first part ; Boger Slingar of Spain, 
merchant, of the second part ; and Qtibriel Tahonrden of the 
City of London, merchant, of the third part ; by which the 
said George Gosselin assigns to Gabriel Tahonrden, in trust 
for Boger Slingar, for 500 Spanish dollars, his reversion of 
a lease of two messuages in the Old Bayly, in the perish of 
S. Martin, Ludgai», expectant on the death of Mary, wife 
of the said George Gosselin. Seals and signatures of '* John 
Gosselin," and " Boger Slingar." 
BncUmng — 

(a) A draft of the above conveyance of Gosselin to 

Tahourden, in trust for Slingar. 
(6) A draft of a deed poll relating to the conveyance of 

the same premises, 
(c) Warrant of attorney dated 9 Dec. 1718, giving power 
to George Jackson of London to act for John 
Gosselin. In Spanish, with translation annexed. 
{d) A similar warrant of attorney dated 19 May, 1719, to 
G^rge Jackson. In Spanish, with translation 
(e) Another warrant of attorney from George Jackson to 

Tempest Slingar, dated 4 Feb. 1718-9. 
(/) A letter dated 10 Jan. 1718-9, from Henry Gray to 
Tempest Slingar, in reference to the will of George 
{g) A memorandum that Mr. George Gosselin's will is 
dated 3 Oct. 1695, and that he died in the parish of 
S. Paul, Covent Garden. Henry Gray was sole 
(K) A memorandum of the contents of the will of Mr. 

George Gosselin. 
(t) A strip of pap er acknowledging receipt of money 
from Mr. Warren. 

427. Counterpart of indenture, with schedule annexed, made 30 
nS ®®P*' ^^ ^®°' ^' (^ '^^^)» relating to land called Tombland, in 

Sep. 80 the City of Norwich (much gnawed by mice). 

428. Deed poll of Edmund Hunton, esq., mayor of the City of Nor- 
JL.D. wich, acknowledging that he had received the counterpart 

j^^y of a deed of assignment from Beney Bodowin of the City of 
London, merchant, and Peter Seigeneret of London, mer- 
chant, dated 30 Sept. last, being the conveyance of their 
estate in three water mills in the City of Norwich. Dated 27 
Dec. 1723. Signature of " Edm^- Hunton, Mayor." [Fap&r,'] 

xxxvn. P 


429. Indenture made 9 June, 11 Oteo, I. (1726), by which John 
▲.s. Stafford of Edmonton, co. Middlesex, merchant, only son 

Jium9 ^^^ acting executor of John Stafford of London, merchant, 
deceased, assigns and transfers to Bene Baudowin of London, 
merchant, 29 two-and-thirtieth parts or shares in the City of 
Norwich waterworks. Seal and signature of " John Stafford." 

430. Indentpe made 19 Dec. 13 Geo. I. (1726), by which James 
A.D. Seignoret of Islington, co. Middlesex, merchant, assigns to 

I)ecfi9 Peter Seignoret of Greenwich, co. Kent, any debts, goods, 
and effects which may hereafter belong to him as a co- 
partner in several business firms, in consideration of an 
annuity of £50 for life. Seal and signature of ** Peter 

431. Deed poll of John Miller of the City of Norwich, gent., collector 
A.D. of the water rents in the said City, by which he releases to 

Jm?m Rene Baudouin of London, merchant, the surviving assignee 
of the waterworks of the City of Norwich, and Peter Seig- 
noret of Greenwich, co. Kent, esq., executor of the will of 
Stephen Seignoret, deceased, all actions] suits, etc., in law 
and equity, which he ever had against the said Bene 
Baudouin and Peter Seignoret. Dated 14 Jan. 13 Geo. I. 
(1726-7). Seal and signature of " Jn«- Miller." [Paper.'] 

432. Indenture made 16 Nov. 2 Geo. II. (1728), by which Gabriel 
A.D. Tahourdin of London, merchant, and Elizabeth, his wife, 

Nov^ie convey to Thomas Heames of London, merchant, and Solo- 
mon Penny of the Inner Temple, London, all those undivided 
two-third parts of the manor of Gannocke and Le Moore, and 
of lands in Sandon and Kelshall, co. Hertford, in order that 
a recovery may be suffered to bar all estates tail. Seals 
and signatures of " Tho : Heames," and " Sol. Penny." lin 
bad condition, gnawed by mice. 

433. Indenture made 26 Feb. 2 Geo. II. (1728-9), by which Gabriel 
A.D. Tahourdin of London, merchant, Frederick Frankland of 

iM^x ^^^ Bond Street, in the parish of S. George, Hanover 
Square, esq., and Solomon Penny of the Inner Temple, 
London, gent,, executors of the will of Rene Baudowin, late 
of London, merchant, deceased, assign to Gabrielle Tahourdin 
of Wandsworth, co. Surrey, widow, and Jane Tahourdin of 
"Wandsworth, spinster, the residue of a lease of 50 years of 
a messuage in S. Thomas Apostles, London. Seals and 
signatures of "Qtibrielle Tahourdin," and "Jane Tahourdin." 

434. Indenture made 26 Mar. 3 Geo. II. (1730) between John Small 
JL.D. of London, merchant, of the first part ; Grabriel Tahourdin 
1730 Qf London, merchant, and Elizabeth Tahourdin of London, 

spinster, his eldest daughter, of the second part; and 
Thomas Heams of London, merchant, Bichard Wright, also 
of London, merchant, and Solomon Penny of the Inner 
Temple, London, gent., of the third part; being the settlement 
of £3,000 by Gabriel Tahourdin, to be invested in South 


Sea annuities in tmst, as the portion of his daughter, 
Elizabeth Tahonrdin, on her intended marriage to the said 
John Small. Seals and signatures of "John Small/' and 

436. Indenture made 22 July, 5 Geo. 11. (1731), by which Thomas 
JL.D. Heames, Godhard Hagen, and Robert Eady of London, mer- 

Jiiy ^22 chants, Solomon Penny of London, gent., and John Small of 
. . . [eaten away] merchant, executors of the will of Gabriel 
Tahourdin, late of London, merchant, deceased, assign to 
Thomas Juson of Wanstead, co. Essex, clerk, the lease of 
two fields called Homefield and Little Potato field, parcel of 
a farm in the parish of Wanstead, for the residue of a term 
of 14 years, granted by the Right Hon. Richard Lord 
Viscount Castlemain to Gabriel Tahourdin by indenture 
dated 11 J... 1729. Seal and signature of ''Thomas 

436. Exemplification of a recovery suffered in Mich, term, 6 Geo. 11. 
JL.D. (1731), ro. 247, by which John Billam, gent., demands 
Mich. against Christopher Simpson, gent., one messuage in 

Mattersey, co. Nottingham, and recovers his seizin in the 
said premises ; Robert Yates and Prances, his wife, being 
called to warrant the same. ILatin,"] 

437. Indenture made 17 Nov. 15 Geo. II. (1741), between Thomas 
A.D. Holies, Duke of Newcastle, H.M. principal Secretary of 

Kovfn State and K.G., and Henrietta, Duchess of Newcastle, his 
wife, of the first part ; Henry Pelham, esq., only brother of 
the said Duke of Newcastle and one of H.M. Privy Council, 
of the second part ; and John, Lord Monson, one of the Lords 
of H.M. Privy Council, Charles Monson of Gray's Inn, co. 
Middlesex, esq., brother of the said John, Lord Monson, and 
Hutton Perkins of Lincoln's Inn, co. Middlesex, esq., of the 
third part ; being an assignment of divers manors and lands 
in cos. Derby, Dorset, W3ts, Hertford, and Kent, to Charles 
Monson and Hutton Perkins, upon trust to sell the same for 
the payment of the debts of the Duke of Newcastle. Seals 
and signatures of " Holies Newcastle," " H. Newcastle," and 

438. Indenture made 2 April, 1762 (26 Geo. II.), between Thomas 
A.D. Holies, Duke of Newcastle, and Henry Pelham, esq., his 

Ap^^a only brother, of the one part ; and the Hon. William Murray 
of Lincoln's Inn, esq., H.M. Solicitor-General, and Sarah Man- 
villain of S. Martin's in the Fields, co. Middlesex, spinster, 
and Andrew Stone of the same, esq., and Hannah, his wife, 
of the other part, being a mortgage by the Duke of New- 
castle to William Murray and Sarah Manvillain, for £20,000, 
of divers manors and lands, in co. Nottingham. The settle- 
ment, dated 2 July, 1743, on the marriage of the said Andrew 
Stone and Hannah Manvillain is mentioned. Seals and sig- 
. natures of *' Holies Newcastle,"* and others. 


439. Duplicate of the preceding indenture of mortgage. 

440. Indenture made 1 Aug. 12 Geo. III. (1772), by which the Right 
JL.D. Hon. Lewis, Lord Sondes, Baron of Lees Court, co. Kent, 

Augfi assigns to the Right Hon. Thomas, Lord Pelham, ai^ annuity 
of £200, payable by the Banking Society in Air, N.B., 
known as Douglas Heron and Co., in trust to pay the same 
to the said Right Hon. Lewis, Lord Sondes, for life, and 
after his death to his two sons, the Hon. Henry Watson and 
the Hon. George Watson, during their lives. and the life of 
the survivor. With signatures of " Sondes," and " Pelham." 

441. Indenture made 10 Oct. 33 Geo. III. (1793), by which the Right 
JL.D. Hon. George John, Earl Spencer, leases for a year to William 

Oct ^0 Cooke of North Creake, co. Norfolk, yeqman, a messuage and 
farm in North Creake. Seal, and signature of " Spencer." 

442. The memorial of John Marsh, late chairman of the Victualling 
JL.D. Board, to the Lords Commissioners of H.M. Treasury, and 
1833 other papers connected therewith. 1823. \^Paper,'] 

443. Abstract of Mr. Rene Baudouin's title to two freehold messuages 

in Copthall Court, in Throgmorton Street, from 1664 to 

444. Abstract of Lord Effingham's title to the same premises, from 

1693 to 1708. 


Several documents recently presented to the Society 
by 0. Leeson Prince, Esq., F.R.A.S., of Orowborough, 
were received after the foregoing calendar was in type. 
A short precis of their contents is now added as an 

E. H. W. Ddnkin. 

446. A memorandum from which it appears that John Kenseley, by 
JL.D. deed dated 1 Oct. 1 Eliz. (1668), granted to John Selwyn 
1658^ and Thomas Selwyn lands called Partridge Thome in 
Otham, and that in 4 Eliz. (1661) Abraham, Richard, and 
John, sons of John Kenseley, released all their right in 
Partridge Thome, the Twenty Acres, Farnestreete, and 
Cuttscrofte to Thomas Selwyn, who gave le Monnse to 
Dorothy, his daughter, wife of Henry Denne, esq., and 
Cnttscrofte and Famstreete to Anne, his daughter, wife of 
Roger Gratwick. It also appears that Partridge Thome 
was held by Henry Denne, in right of his wife (sixteenth 
centtiry). [Paper. "] 


446. Rental of the manor of Otliam, made at Micliaelmas, 1650, 
^fiS) ^^^S ^^® names of tlie tenants, the parcels of land, and 

Miob. the amount of qnit-rent due from the several tenants. 

447. Court book of the manor of Otham, in Hailsham, being the 
A.D. record of business done. at the Courts baron held by the 
im^ lords of that manor at the following dates, viz. : 

25 Sept. 1655, by Richard Acton, yeoman. 

I Oct. 1658, by John Acton. 

18 Oct. 1659, by- John Acton, yeoman. 

13 June, 1679. 

27 May, 1680, by John Acton. 

23 Sept. 1680. 

25 Sept. 1682. 

II Apr. 1716, by Thomas Medley, esq. Eight leaves. 


448. Rental of the manor of Otham, made 2 Feb. 1662 [-3]. Imper- 
i6«3.*3 ^®^** This appears to be a rough draft, but the names of 
Feb. 2 the tenants, their holdings, and the quit-rents, are shown. 


449. A similar rental of the manor of Ottham, made 27 Oct. 1669 
^^^ (21 Chas. II.). The rents amounted to £8 19s. 9d. This 

Oct. 27 sum was due for lands in Hailsham and Arlington. 

450. A similar rental of the manor of Ottham, made 27 May, 1680 
-^D. (22 Chas. n.). The sum total of the quit-rents amounted 

mL% . to £9 Os. Id. 

451. A similar rental of the manor of Otham, made at Mich. 1695, 
A.D. by Thomas Medley. The quit-rents amounted to £8 19s. lOd. 
1695 rh^^^i 

Mich. IFaper.] 

452. Indenture made 16 March, 7 Anne (1707-8), by which 
^.x). Bartholomew Smith, of the city of Winchester, co. South- 

iTOT-B ampton, gent., acknowledges the receipt of £300 from 
Mary Staples, of Eastgrinstead, widow (the relict of 
Alexander Staples, the younger, of Eastgrinstead, esq.), in 
discharge of a mortgage which he had on a copyhold 
messuage and lands called Plowhatch, in Eastgrinstead, 
held of the manor of Imberhome, and releases all his 
estate and title in the said premises to Mary Staples. 
Seal and signature of "Batt: Smith." [Paper.] 

453. "Warrant of Edward Medley, steward of the manor of Otham, 
^.D. directing John Fryer, baililE of the said manor, to give due 

i7i5-6 notice of a Court baron to be holden in Otham on Wednes- 
day, 11 April, 1716. Dated 12 March, 1715[.6]. It 
appears that the quit-rents were all in arrear sixteen years, 
and some more. At the foot of the document are the 
names of the tenants to whom notice of the holding of this 
Court was to be sent. [Paper.] 


454. An account of casli received 12 April, 1716, at Qtham, for quit 
A.D. rents ; and divers memoranda relating to the collection of 

Aprlw ^^® rents of Otham manor, including two receipts for quit 
rents (6 documents). [Paper. "] 

455. An assessment made 9 July, 1717, for raising £182 8s., being 
A.D. the amount charged on the foreign part of the parish of 

j^^y^ Haylsham, at the rate of 3s. in the pound. Paper roll of 
three membranes, giving the names of the inhabitants and 
the property for which they were assessed. 

456. An account of the quit-rents and releif s due to the manor of 
1718 Otham at Michaelmas, 1718. This shows the amount of 
Mich. arrears which had been accumulating for 19 years, due to 

Thomas Medley, esq., then lord of the manor. There is also 
an account of the quit-rents received by Edward Fryer and 
John Fryw, his son, during the same period, for which they 
were accountable to Mr. Medley. [Paper,'] 

457. A list of the names of the inhabitants of the parish of Barcombe 
A.D. *o whom a quantity of wheat, beef, etc., was given on 13 
1766 Feb. 1755, showing that 44 bushels of wheat, £1 13s. in 
^* ^ money in lieu of wheat, and 817 lbs. of beef were then dis- 
tributed among them to the value of £18 5s. A portion of 
the heading has been cut out, which possibly contained the 
donor's name. [Paper, in a leather wrapper,} 


By H. MIOHELL WHITLEY, P.G.S., Hon. Sec. Eoyal 
Institution of Cornwall. 

BBinsH Remains at Mill Gap, Eastbotjbne. 

On July 5th, 1889, a message was sent me, that some 
workmen in making excavations for the foundations of a 
new house below the Mill Gap, Eastbourne, had un- 
covered an old pond, in which they found an earthenware 
pot, which fell to pieces on being dug out. I accordingly 
proceeded at once to the spot in question, which is 
situated on the southern slope of the promontory run- 
ning out between " The Bourne " and the marshes, 
once the old Haven of Hydney, about one hundred feet 
above mean sea level, and which hill has been most 
prolific in discoveries of ancient British and Saxon 

The excavations had extended over a space of ground 
nearly forty feet square, and in the trenches, cut for the 
foundations within this area, there was laid bare a layer 
of black unctuous peat covered with ordinary soil, which 
latter varied in depth from one to two feet, with the 
subsoil underneath. 

This layer of peat was from six inches to two feet 
thick, and sloped with the ground. 

The fragments of the urn had been mostly carted 
away, but a small portion remained in situ^ which I 
excavated and have preserved. It was in the peat, and 
was crushed open by the superincumbent weight; the 
pottery was rude and without ornamentation, and 
corresponded in character with that of a cinerary urn 
which I discovered four years ago, about 150 yards to the 


north of this spot on the same hillside, and which is 
described in the " Transactions of the Eastbourne 
Natural History Society " for 1886. 

In the north-eastern corner of the excavations, and in 
the peat, which here attained a thickness of about two 
feet, were layers of oyster, mussel, limpet, and cockle 
shells, the principal one being from three inches to six 
inches thick, and mixed with these were fr^igments of 
pottery, charcoal, and flints, some of the latter having 
evidently been exposed to the action of fire, and, 
perhaps, may have been used as " pot-boilers/' But by 
far the most interesting and valuable find was a beautiful 
little flat celt of bronze, 3f inches long and f of an inch 
wide, at the cutting edge. This was given me by 
Josiah Brown, Esq., for whom the house is being built. 

There is no doubt that this is a British refuse pit of a 
very early date, the hollow in the chalk being used as a 
receptacle for broken earthenware and rubbish, and the 
accumulation gradually forming the peaty deposit men- 
tioned, which in the course of centuries became covered 
over with ordinary soil. It adds another instance to the 
evidences of ancient British, and Saxon occupation of this 
hillside, so well situated with respect to the secure haven 
beneath. I am indebted to Mr. Herbert Spurrell for 
the information that in the three-cornered space opposite 
the entrance to the Eastbourne Waterworks large 
numbers of primitive interments were found in carting 
away the surface soil, mostly consisting of fragments of 
urns, sunk in small pits excavated in the soil and chalk, 
and many of these small pits I have noticed in the 
southern slope of this hill where laid bare in the construc- 
tion of new roads, a few calcined flints and fragments of 
rude pottery being generally all that is found ; one 
fragment of the latter I have lately dug up, being of very 
early date, a portion of a large urn, black in colour, the 
rim of which was rudely ornamented with indentations. 

Saxon Oembtebt in the Mill Field, Eastbouene. 

A little further west along the same ridge, where The 
Grange now stands, a large number of interments of 


Saxon date were discovered in 1877, and described by 
Mr. Herbert Spurrell, in the " Transactions of the East- 
bourne Natural Tlistory Society " for 1882. The graves 
were spaced with the utmost regularity, and knives, 
spear-heads, umbos of shields, glass tumblers, a wooden 
drinking bucket about six inches high, bound with 
silvered bronze, an armlet, stirrups, and swords were 
found, one of the latter at the Manor Hall Museum 
having the upper portion of the wooden scabbard bound 
with a gilt bronze rim, bearing a triangle and interlaced 

I was also informed that when the road to Willingdon, 
a little further west, was cut down many years ago, large 
numbers of skeletons with weapons were found, the 
remains being buried in a pit near the site ; but I have 
been unable to recover its position, and from the spread 
of building there is little chance of doing so now. 

Roman Interments at Birling, 

In the Southdowns, about three miles westward of 
Eastbourne, and in the valley running from East Dean 
to Birling Q-ap, stands Birling Farm House. 

About a couple of years ago, in extending the chalk- 
pit there, which is situated on the Downs, on the western 
side of the farm-yard, and close above the roadway, about 
a half-dozen interments were laid bare. 

I was not informed of the discovery in time to be 
present, so as to make a personal examination, and to 
preserve any relics that might be discovered ; but hear- 
ing lately that four armlets had been then found, I 
arranged for a thorough investigation of the spot, under 
my immediate supervision, and with the sanction of Mr. 
Carew Davies Gilbert, the Lord of the Manor, who also 
undertook the expense of the excavations. 

I accordingly had trenches driven in all directions 
from the chalk-pit, and committed the charge of the 
work to a trustworthy foreman, with instructions to the 
effect that, if any signs of an interment were found, the 
trenching was to be at once stopped, and the excavation 
filled up again until I was able to be present. 



As I anticipated, another grave was discovered, and it 
was opened in my presence on August 14tb. 

I found it contained a perfect-skeleton, which was well 
preserved, and was that of a man past middle life, the 
teeth perfect, but much worn. 

It was buried at a depth of four feet below the soil of 
the Downs, the head being towards the south-east, and the 
feet. towards the north-west. 

The grave was excavated in the chalk, and the skeleton 
— which measured 5ft. 9in. in height — was placed on its 
back, the head inclining on the right shoulder, the right 
arm drawn up and resting across the breast, whilst the 
left lay extended by the side. 

I carefully cleared the surrounding earth, and ex- 
amined each handful, so that nothing of interest should 
be overlooked, but the result was somewhat disappoint- 

The body had evidently been buried in a wooden 
coffin, all traces of which had disappeared, with the ex- 
ception of three long iron nails, such as have been before 
found in Roman graves, which were no doubt coffin nails. 

At the feet were about two dozen small iron shoe nails. 

Nothing else was found. 

After a careful scrutiny the grave was filled in, and 
the turf replaced on the surface. 

In the meantime I had succeeded in tracing the arm- 
lets, before referred to, and securing them for deposit in 
the Manor Hall Museum, Eastbourne. 

They were of bronze, and were found in one of the 
graves previously opened, and on the wrist of the 
skeleton it contained. 

The first and largest of these is formed by two thick 
wires twisted together, the extremities being furnished 
with hooks, by which it was fastened on the arm ; it was 
much worn at the sides, probably by friction against 
other arnjlefcs. 

The second was solid, with no means of securing the 
open ends, which were beaten flat, and ornamented with 
punched circles and double cross lines of a rather unusual 
and almost Saxon type. 


The third was jnore massive at the back, and had been 
fastened by a knop passing into a ring now lost ; whilst 
the fourth was a simple stout wire which had evidently 
originally been soldered into a hoop. These two last 
closely resemble a couple of bracelets of Roman work- 
manship found at Colchester, and now in the British 

These armlets were submitted to A. W. Franks, Esq., 
F.S.A., and he confirms my opinion that they are of 
Eoman date. In addition to these armlets, a plain flat 
bronze rfbg was found, and at the same spot, in one of 
the graves, the fragments of an urn. These fragments I 
have not seen, but I am indebted to the Rev. W. 
Parrington, the Vicar of Bast Dean, for a sketch of the 
urn restored. It is distinctly of Roman date, and 
ornamented with a waved band around the centre, and 

These facts show that these are Roman interments, 
and to the Roman Cemetery at Green Street, near Sea- 
ford, must now be added that of Birling. 

I am not aware that any traces of Roman occupation 
have previously been noted at this spot, although a 
Roman urn was found some years ago at the mouth of 
the Cuckmere river, about three miles west ; but this 
discovery suggests the desirability of making a careful 
examination of the ground in the valley close adjoining ; 
and this I hope to be able to carry out at some future, 
and not distant time. 




William Ridge, the writer of the entries in the memo- 
randum book to which attention is invited in the follow- 
ing pages, was a member of a very old Sussex family* 
connected with Lewes, but now extinct. Mr. James 
Berry Morris, of Eastbourne (to whom I am indebted for 
permission to publish the extracts here given), informs 
me that " the Ridges attended the Bull Meeting House, 
at Lewes, and when the diary was written were Presby- 
terians, but at the close of the last century became 
Unitarians." The Dr. Doddridge mentioned in the 
memorandum-book was the celebrated author of "The 
Rise and Progress." 

The memorandum-book, a small, brown-paper covered 
one, very roughly made, has had several leaves cut out of 
it. In the remaining pages are some curious items that 
I am not without hope may prove of interest to some 
members, at least, of the Sussex Archaeological Society. 

The entries made by William Ridge are not in chrono- 
logical order, nor are they confined to any particular 
class of event. The personal element does not sufficiently 
enter into it to entitle it to rank as a diary. The writer , 
simply recorded, either in the briefest fashion or more in 
detail, as the case might be, anything he considered 
worthy of notice, or that he particularly wished to 
remember. It is, as he himself describes it on the last 
remaining page, " A Book of Memorandoms kept by 
William Ridge." Under this title, as but for its position 

1 See "Horsfield's History of Lewes/' Vol. II., page 139, where a pedigree is 


one would call it, there is this note : — " Observe always 
before December ye 25: 1763 I Signed My Name thus 
William Eidge ever Since thus Wm Eidge." This is 
followed by the following description of the way in which 
he marked his money-bags. The minuteness of detail 
when describing these bags is worthy of the particularity 
of Samuel Pepys himself : — 

March : 1774 I had 4 white Bags Made and I mark all within Side 
and wrote from the Seam as follows and numb. Wm Ridge, March 
1774 set under 4 number of Bag. I had also 2 yellow Bags marked 
as before Different Date which was Jamy 1772 

Another page in the memorandum-book is devoted to 
a description of some other money-bags, which runs as 
follows : — 

August 27 : 1782 I had 4 Yellow Mony Bags Made Marked thus 
Wm Ridge Marked Within Side All one Size 

Observe the W began at the Seam and the 8 right under the g the 
82 for the Date 

Some White Bags before markd Wm Ridge 

Observe the 1 Just under Last tip of W and top of 6 Just under 
Last Stroke of R 

December y« 8 : 1786 I had 6 Mony Bags 3 White and 3 Yellow all 
Marked within Side thus Wm Ridge 

1 under first tip of W. 7 under last & 6 under first tip of R. 

A similar entry was also made in 1776. 

Much less precise are two items of personal interest 
which are written on an earlier page of the memorandum- 
book, in the following quaint and laconic style : — 

January y® 6 : 1721, 1 Broke my Leg 
March ye 12 : 173| I Cut my foot 

William Ridge. 

It would almost appear as if the writer cared consider- 
^ably more about his belongings than about himself, since 
immediately under these brief notices of accidents is an 
elaborate description of a watch. The minuteness of 
particulars in this entry can hardly be conveyed, however, 
without the aid of an engraving in fac simile. 

May 20 : 1732 I Bought a Watch of Mr Thomas Barret that Cost ' 
me five pound, of Mr James Chaters Make Number 897 the name 
and number as tis Set Down. Within Side Counterfeited as Near as 


I could Jannuary ye 2*^* 174J as follows: — Jam" Ohater^ 897. 

Observe the Crotchet between Chater and 897 is Caused by 
fyling of Something. 

Apparently the copy William Ridge had made of the 
maker's name, was not quite satisfactory, since just 
under the above there is the following : — 

Counterfeited again August y® 22 : 1746 

Jam" Chater ^ 897 

with this addendum :-^ 

Within Side of Iner Case wrote with A fork Hamsey April y« 23 : 
1748, W. Ridge. 

The greater portion of the space in the memorandum- 
book is about equally divided between a record of events 
relating to what I "may perhaps call Sussex Meteorology, 
a report of some religious services held in the Lewes 
Meeting House, and a register of births, baptisms, mar- 
riages, and deaths occurring in connection with the Ridge 
family. There are also, as will be noticed, some miscel- 
laneous entries, which can hardly be classed under any 
specific heading. ' 

1. Sussex Meteorology. 

Quite a sensational list is given on the first two pages, 
where a storm of wind, an earthquake, two total eclipses 
of the sun, and a flood, are all set down in the following 
order and terms : — 

Jannuary 8 : 173|^ there was a terrible high wind from 10 a Clock 
in the forenoon till about 8 at night but about noon there was a Grust 
of wind that did a great deal of damage twas computed it blowed 
down 100 bams and 4 mills and a great many Chimneys hoveuels and 
Trees within 12 Miles of Lewes it blowed down 2 bams of Benjamins 
Bidges at If ord with between 20 and 30 Beast in them and but 1 was 
Killed but Several hurt it blowed down a bam at the Groat Farm 
that was builded but about 5 years before and the News Papers gave 
an account of a great deal of mischife done all over England it twas 
computed to be as high or higher than the november wind about 31 
years before 

William Ridge no doubt refers to the terrible storm, 
one of a series, which commenced at midnight on the 
27th of November, 1703. It is described by Erredge in 


his " History of Brighthelmstone/' page 73. This storm 
wrought such terrible havoc, that we are told that after- 

The town presented the minous appearance of a place severely 

ReturniDg to the memorandum-book we find the fol- 
lowing: — 

October y® 26 : 1734 An Earthquake was felt by Several about 
Lewes but did no damage it was felt between 3 and 4 a Clock in the 

Then we have : — 

In the year 1716 in April in the morning I saw Total Eclipst of the 

In 1724 in May in the Evening I Saw Another total Eclipst of the 
Sun . 

In connection with the first eclipse of the sun recorded 
here, I find Mr. John Wade^ has the following note 
under date April 22, 15^15 :— 

A total eclipse of the sun about nine in the morning : the darkness 
was so great for three minutes and thirteen seconds that the stars 

William Ridge next records that on : — 

January y® 2 : 172f Clift Bridge was drove away being Sunday 
in the morning. 

The inference is that this catastrophe was due to a 
flood, but whether induced by rain or sudden thaw, there 
is nothing here to indicate. 

Some entries relating to the appearance of comets 
come nexti and these are illustrated by small pen and ink 
diagrams, which are scarcely worth reproducing. The 
language is most curiously unscientific, as will be 
noticed : — 

September y® 2 : 1769 I See a Comet about 3 o Clock in the Morn- 
ing about ^ as far South of Bulls Eye as Bulls Eye is from the 
Pleides appearing thus. (Here, of course, a diagram is inserted.) 
Tail about as long as tis between Pleides and Bull Eye. 

September 4 Saw him again and then he was much more East than 
before being as far and half as far from Bulls Eye as Bulls Eye is 
from the Pleides appearing thus. (Another diagram occurs here.) 

' '* British History Chronologically Arranged/' page 34. London, 1839. 


He apeared about as Big as Brightest of the Fleides and Colour 
redish like Mars. 

The following account of a great frost is interesting 
for its graphic and minute particulars : — 

Account of A Feost that began on Monday December t® 24: 1739 

On which day there was a Little Seaul Frost next day much 
the Same not enough to Make it Glean there having been a great deal 
of Eain Sometime before but a wenesday it was harder a Thursday 
too hard to Plow but Saturday Sunday & Munday the wind very 
high from North East was Vast Cold especially Sunday was thought 
to be the Coldest day ever was known in these Clymits it freest 
almost every thing there was a Little Snow a Tuesday Jann. y® 1 and 
Wenesday and Thursday it Thawed So as to Thaw the Snow, but 
afterward it Freest for the most part night and day till Candlemus 
and then the days being pritty Long it Thawed A days but Freest as 
much A nights till the 17"^ of Febuary when it Thawed night and 
day till a Tuesday night when it Freest again A nights till Munday 
the — not So much as it Thawed a days we began Plow a Saturday Last 
being 23 of Febuary. Some People a day or two before but could 
Plow no depth there was a vast many Plows broke 4 or 6 days first 
Plowing there was but a very Little Snow all the frost hear abouts 
but a great deal in Some Places especially in Kent after the Cold 
Sunday a Snow knee deep the Frost was very bad at London the 
Thames was Freest up So that people and horses went acrost. Lewes 
B;iver was Freest by the Cold Sunday the people walk acrost by the 
bridge a monday but the Little Thaw a wenesday and Thursday fol- 
lowing opened it and it freest no more after. The wind continued 
Northwardly all the Frost And the Thaw till the 27 of Febuary and 
then in the South but Soon Grot round to the North again and Con- 
tinued So for the Most Part till the 21"^ of April and very little Eain 
and very Cold which causes the Com and Grass to Grow but very 
Little but upon 21^** of April there was a Great deal of Snow and 
wind blowed very hard from North west it Snowed from 10 a Clock 
in Mom till three a Clock in afternoon as fast as almost I ever See it 
but it Thawed very much as it fell that the Ground was but little 
more than Covered but if it had all lain I think it must have been 
More than Shoe deep the next day was pritty bright in forenoon 
which Thaw'd it all to some drifts there was a frost in the Morning 
and Ise and wind blowed very Cold from North "West. May 6. The 
wind has Continued Northwardly for the most part till now and 
frequenly frost a mornings So' that the Grass and Com is very back- 
ward and few people has turn out to Grass but Such as fodder goes 
Short with to day morning was a Snow full deep enough to track a 
hare very well at Six a Clock when I see it but Some Said it was 
Shoe deep at three or four a Clock it Thaw'd apace and water run 
pretty much at Six a Clock which Showed that there was a 
deal fell a Keeler run over with water at the Spout the Frost in the 
winter twas thought Caused wheat to be very Ordinary So that it 
rise to be 16^^ or 16^^ the Load before Harvest and Continud to 


Almost as Much ever Since to this time Jamiary ye 2 174| bnt A 
Little before Harvest it fell to Near five pound the Load and it as 
Continued to be very Low ever Since. It tis but four pound ten the 
Load January y® 1 : 174|. 

This very exact account of a memorable frost is fol- 
lowed by a description of a comet, and of a drought. 

Account op a Blazing Star 

About Jannuary ye 7 : 174f I See A Star about as big as one of the 
Stars of the yard and Blazed a Little but not enough to be Discerned 
by My Father and other Ancient people he was about two hours be- 
fore the Seven Stars and Set about half an hour after ten his tail 
pointed Directly to the Seven Stars. Jan 21 being A Clear Night 
and Moon not up he Shewed Vastly plain his tail Shewed to be half 
an hour Long that is might be Seen Near half An hour after he went 
down. Febuary the 9 being A Clear Night I See the Star again and 
he was Vastly incresed in bigness appearing to be as big as Jupitet 
but red Like Mars And his Blaze Something More then Jan. 21 Last 
he had gained of the fixed Stars about an hour and Seemed A Little 
bearing to the South of them and his tail seemed to bear round to 
the North Star More, that is from the Sun he went down Febr. 9 
about half An hour after Seven. Next Morning I see him about Six 
A Clock Seeming about half A hour high being first time that I had 
Seen him in A Morning So that As he Set at half An hour after 
Seven and rised half An hour after five in the Morning he was were 
the Sun is on April y® 8 Some people talk they See him at first five 
or Six days before me and a Mornings Some days before me 

William B;idge 

Febuary y® 24 174f being very Clear in the Morning 1 did not See 
the Blazing Star nor had not Seen him Since the 18th in the Morning 
when about Six A Clock I Saw him prety Near right before the Sun 
about an hour before her So that his Corse Since my Last Seeing 
him had gone very Much to South and gained nothing of fixed Stars 
he was as plain at Last as at all and his tail Seem to be all along to 
turn Directly from the Sun a little Rain bowing wise towards the 
uper end to the North the glar of his tail about as broad as the 
wheeles of the crooked cart is apart, it has Been subjact to be very 
Cloudy all the time the Star has been Seen and yet there is no Rain 
Nor has been none to Make much water for this twelvemonth past 
the wells and Several pounds be now as Low as ever was known 
Brother Ridge at Stoneham forced to drive his Oxen down to Loweir 
Stoneham Spring dick and I have drawed water for the Oxen in 
TuUys well Close all this winter there being no water in the ponds 
fitting for them to Drink and the well has but Just enough water for 
8 oxen I draw him dry every day almost and we Lacked water to brew 
about A week ago forced to drive the oxen down to Malters gill to 
water having not water enough to brew and thay too. The well is 
about 23 foot Deep from the top of the Cub to his bottom and Water 
Millers and others Complain very Much for Lack of water the Last 


Samer was prety plentfall Snmer and Rain enougli Since Michelmns 
to Make the Gronnd plow and work as never better but the oldest 
man living never in the Snmer knew the Springs Lower than Now. 
May y® 1 : 1744 there was a great deal of Eain about Ladytide Last 
So as to Make Large floods So water as been plenty Since and Spring 
much as Common 

This local meteorological record may be brought to a 
close with the foUowiog extracts, which will specially 
interest Lewes folks : — 

The year 1768 was very wet later part of Havest So wet as to 
Spoil the Com the Most as I ever new And on September the 21 
there was a large Flood as flowed up to the Comer of Bridge Coffe 
Coach House and So Continued large Floods till the 3* of December 
when there was A Flood that flowed in every lower room of the Bear 
and about half way up the Iron Ring that hangs on the warehouse on 
the North east Comer of the Bridge Suppose to be almost as high as 
at any time Novem^' 12 : 1773 A Flood flowed over Eing & Staple 
of North East Comer of Clift Bridge and up to 10"* Brick below 
Copping Brick of Comer of Bear House the Bear being new Built and 
Raised Since 1768. 

December 4^" 1779 Flood Flowed up half way up 16*** Brick as 

2. Repokts of Some Religious Seevioes Held in Lewes. 

The three services recorded by William Ridge in his 
memorandum book are briefly described, but brevity can 
scarcely be said to have; characterized the gatherings 
themselves, which lasted four hours, three hours and a 
quarter, and four hours and a half respectively. It 
would not be easy to secure the attention of a modem 
congregation throughout such protracted proceedings. 

A Public Fast. 

Jannuary ye 9 : 173y^ A Fast kept on Account of war with Spain 
kept at Lewis in the nper Meeting house ^ in following manner Mr 
Beach prayed a Short prayer then he read a Psalm and Chapter and 
then prayed again then he phreach A Sermon on Revelations 3 : 2 
then Sung a Psalm and then Mr Olive prayed and then he preach a 
Sermon on Jeremiah 14 : 8 and then Mr Force went up and preach on 
the 3 chapter of Jonah and then he prayed and then sung another 
Psalm and then made a Short exhortation for A Collecttion for the 
Poor the Service began about Eleven A Clock and Continued till 
about 3. 

Another Public Fast. 

A Fast at Lewes at uper placJe November y® 10: 1742 Mr Beach 
prayed A Short prayer and read A Chapter A Psalm and Chapter and 

' Bull Meeting Hoose, now Unitarian Gha pel. 


then Sung A Psalm and prayed and Mr Watkins preacli on Jonah 3 : 
7. 8. 9 and prayed and then Sung A Psalm and Mr Johnston prayed 
and preach on Exodus 16:3 and then Sung a Psalm and then prayed 
and made a Short Exhortation for A Collection for the poor. Began 
About a Quarter of An hour after Eleven and ended about three. 

The most important religious event recorded in the 
memorandum-book is an Ordination Service, that took 
place at Lewes in 1742 ; in which we get not only an 
account of the public proceedings, that may be accepted, 
no doubt, as approximately correct, but some particulars 
connected with the dinner which followed the service. I 
presume that when in this and in the preceding accounts 
the various ministers are spoken of as singing certain 
Psalms and hymns, it is to be understood that they gave 
them out to be sung by the congregation in the usual 
way, led, we may be sure, if so, by the choir, which was 
as important an institution in William Eidge's time as 
now, if not more so. 

An Ordination Seevicb. 

Something of the way and maner that Mr Ebenezer Johnston was 
Ordained at Lewes July y® 21 : 1742 Viz Mr Mason of Darking began 
with A Short prayer and read the 34"^ of Ezekiel the 10 first Yearses 
of the third Chap of y^ first of Timothy And 2"^ of Titus and then 
Said Something in A way of Preface then read the Churches 
invitation which was Signed by Eichard Ridge Tho Barret* 
William Attersol Tho Davy Crutt Weller^ and I Believe William 
English and after reading he Asked them for they with Some others 
of the Church Sat together wether they did not allow of the Invita- 
tion if thay did they Should make Some Sighn as by holding up their 
hands the which they did and then he asked Mr Johnston wether he 
excepted of the invitation the which he Declared he did then we Sung 
the 10*** hymn of y® 1*^ Book and then Mr Johnston of Wisbich 
Brother to the ordained went in the pulpit and prayed and then Mr 
Jinnings of London Preached A Sermon on the 2 Corinthians 4 : 5 and 
then Mr Sammuel Snashal of Newington went in the pulpit and 
Asked Mr Johnston to read his beleif and after he ask him his 
Resolutions to Keep to his beleif the which also Mr Johnston Read and 
then Mr Snashel came down to the Seat where the following Ministers 
were to wit Mr Jinnings Doctor Dodridge Mr Johnston of Wisbich 

^ A watchmaker. See page 117 ante, 

* By a reference to the "Calendar of Deeds, &o., in the Possession of the 
Sussex Archaeological Society/' page 77 ante, it will be seen that Cmttenden 
Weller, of Lewes, was (in 1738) a tallow chandler. He is described as the '* only 
son and heir of Stephen Weller, tallow chandler, deceased." His mother's name 
was Hannah, and she held property in St Michael's, Lewes 


Mr Dear of Bnrwash Mr Dnke of Briglithelmstoiie • Mr Whatkins of • 
Lewis Ml' Mason of Darking Mr Wittle of Battle Mr Chantler of 
Turner Hill and. there Mr Snashal with most of the rest Layed there 
hands on the head of Mr Johnston as he Kneeled and Mr Snashal 
prayed over him And then Docter Dodridge of Northamton went in 
the pulpit and gave the charge and then Sung the 1"* and two Last 
Verses of the 128 hymn of y® 1"* Book and then Mr Dear went in 
pulpit and concluded with A prayer. Whole service was about four 
hours and A half began about A Qurter before Eeleven and ended 
about A Qurter after three. The Aforewriting is as near as I could 
call to mind after I came home the Same day at Night. 

William Ridge. 
After the Ordination was over there was A Dinner provided for the 
Ministers at Crutenden Wellars by the Joynt Charge of Several and 
Dyned the 11 Ministers before Mentioned and Mr Butten of Rye Mr 
Beach of Lewes Mr Marshall who came with Dr Dodridge and Docter 
Avery and Thomas Davy Apothecary. 

3. Some Notioes op Bieths, Mabetages, and Deaths 


These entries are copied verbatim in the hope that 
they may be of use to any who are interested in tracing 
the history of the Eidge family. The first account gives 
a very good idea of an eighteenth century funeral : — 

Something of the Manner and Charge of the burtal of Mt 
Brother Thomas who dyed y® 9^ Febuary 173| and buryed y® 13 
being Fryday Viz : gave Gloves & favours to 6 young men that caryed 
him from the hearse to the ground Viz : WiUiam Crawley : William 
Boys : William Peckham : Joseph Attersoll : Richard Read : Crut- 
tenden Weller his Father and Mother Brothers and Sisters had Cloaths 
and Gloves & hatbands 

None of his Aunts were here his Unkels that were here had Gloves 
and hatbands & Servants and workmen had Gloves bought one Gallon 
of Red wine at 6" 6^ pr gallon & a galon and a half of White at 5"*- 6^ 

> It may be mentioned here that the Rev. John Dnke was the first regular 
minister who officiated in connection with Union Street Congpregational Church; 
Brighton. He occupied the pulpit there from 1698 till 1745. In the " Churches 
of Brighton," Part III., p. 256, the name of " John Duke of Brighthelmstone, 
Clerke " occurs in a list of the trustees of that church, in an extract from the 
original Trust Deed made " the Fifteenth day of March in the Eleventh year of the 
Reign of our Sovereign Lord William the Third .... 1688-9.*' At page 261 of 
the same work there is the following remark : — " All that appears to be known of 
the long period of 47 years during which the ministry of the Rev. John Duke 
extended, is its extent, and that the first baptism registered by him in the book of 
baptisms was on 17th April, 1700 ; the last, on August 19th 1745." It may be re- 
marked that a " Thomas Ridge of Brighthelmstone Grocer*' is also mentioned 
among the original trustees of Union Street. A Second Trust Deed was executed 
in 1781, and a third in 1766, wherein it was stated that all the trustees "where 
then departed to their rest except James Ridge.*' On December 31st, 1838, a fourth 
Trust Deed was executed by the then three surviving trustees, one of whom was 
Joseph Ridge. 


gallon and that was about half drank : The Co£Bn linded within and without 
but no plate cost 30* The hearse Cost one Guinea had him of Thomas 
Frind. Sergeant Hamans horses John Bead Searve the Funeral 

The description of a coffin ** linded within and with- 
•out" is exceedingly rich. The undertakers charges 
contrast curiously with those of the present day. The 
next entries are somewhat oddly worded : — 

November y® 4: 1742 My Unkle John Peckham Was Buryied at 
Framfeild Church He was aged 54 on the Coflfen He dyed the first of 
November Last about Noon. Desember y® 27 : 1742 Unkle William 
Peckham was Buryed Same Age as other he dyed y® 23"* Last they 
being twins 

The following extracts are given just as they occur in 
different pages in the memorandum-book : — 

The Births and Baptizings of the Children of Bichard Bidge of 
Stoneham and Ann his Wife ^ 
A Son Bom Desember y« 25 17088 Baptiz^ by the Name of William 

March y« 15 : 170| 

A Son Born Febnary y« 18: 17 0^% Baptiz^ John March y« 27 : 1710 
A Son Bom June y® 21 : 1711 Bapte by the Name of Thomas July 

30 : 1711 dyed Febuary y« 9 : 1735 

A Daughter Born Jannuary y« 31 : 171§ Bdbtized Jane March y® 17th 


A Daughter Bom May y« 23 : 1714 Bahtized Ann June y« 7 : 1714 
A Daughter Born May y« 18 r 1717 fia5^i>erf Mary June y« 19: 1717 
Aforesaid John Ridge was Marryed to Elizabeth Cockle October 

y« 29 : 1735 

had A Son Bora November y® 22 : 1736 Babtized by the Name of 

John Desem y® 7 : 1736 

had A Daughter Bom November y® 19: 1737 Babtzed Elizabeth 

Desember y« 13 1737 

A Boy Still Bom by Which She dt/ed October y« 8 : 1789 
November y* 2 : 1738 Ann Ridge Daughter to Richard Ridge Was 

Maryed to Cruttend Weller of Lewes A Son Born Jannuary y® 12: 

174^ Baptized Stephen Febuary 2 : 174^ A Daughter Born June the 

31*^ (Sic) 1743 Baptizd Jane on July y« 18«^ 

November y® 24 1743 Mary Ridge Daughter to Richard Ridge and 

Ann his Wile was Marryed to Ebenezer Johnston Minister 

This, of course, partly accounts for the great interest 
exhibited by William Ridge, in the Ordination Service, 
already described, since. Mr. Johnston was the husband 
of his niece. 

7 After these extracts were in print Mr. Morris was good enongh to send me a 
small note-book originally belonging to Kichard Ridge (father of William Kidge), 
containing details of his marriage, the birth of his children, &c. A copy of the 
entries will be found appended to these notes. 

^ See page 180 ^o«^. 


September y* 25 : 1744 A Son Born to Eben Johnston and Mary his 
Wife October y« 19 : 1744 I Saw him Christened by Mr Watkins named 
him William 

July y« 80 : 1746 Bom to Crut Weller and Ann his Wife A Daughter 
Baptized August y® 21 by Mr Johnston named Mary. November y* 19 
1745 Ann the wife of Crutt Weller dyed aged 31 years 6 months 12 days • 

August y« 8: 1746 Mary Weller Daughter to Crutt Weller dyed 
Aged 1 year 9 days 

Februry y® 2 : 174i A Son Born to Mr Johnston and Mary his wife 
Baptized by Mr Watkins on the 22^^ by the Name of Ebenezar 

October y® 17 : 1749 Jane Ridge Daughter to Rich Ridge and Ann 
his wife was marryed to Thomas Cruttenden 

Jan y® 25 : 174/^ A Daughter Bom to Mr Johnston Baptized by Mr 
Watkins on the 12"* of Febru by y® name of Mary 

July 18 : 1760 A Daughter Born to Thomas Cruttenden and Jane his 
Wife named Phebe 

Septem 11 : 1751 Jane Daughter to Cratt Weller & Ann his wife 
dyed aged 8 years 1 month 24 days 

Novem 26 : 1 761 Mary Daughter to Eben : Johnston and Mary his 
wife dyed aged 1 year 10 months 1 day 

Jannuary 19 : 175^ John Son of John Ridge dyed of the Small pox at 

years mon days 

London Aged 15-1-27 

Decem 5 : 1761 Phebe Daughter to Thomas Cmttenden and Jane his 
wife dyed aged 1 year 4 months 18 days 

Febra 28 : 1764. Sister Jane Cruteenden Dyed aged 41 years 17 days 

William Ridge was evidently not a little puzzled in 
working out the exact age at which his relations died so 
as to bring the dates into conformity with the Act passed 
in 1751, for the "Reform of the Calendar," since at the 
end of the entries just quoted there are some elaborate 
calculations scribbled over, and the following explanatory 
note appended : ** Old Stile outset." 

July y® 30: 1756 A Son Born to Mr Johnston and Mary his wife 
Babtized by Mr Johnston August 6^^ named John Ridge 

Novem y® 28: 1756 being Fryday Richard Ridge dyed aged 

years months days 


Decem 3 on Wednesday was Buryed in the Vault at St Michaels 

December y® 6 : 1757 William Ridge Son of Richard Ridge was 
Maryed to Sarah Ridge being Tuesday 

She was Bom January y« 3 : 172| O.S. 

November 16 : 1754 A Daughter Bom to Eben Johnston & Mary his 
wife babtized by Mr Will Johnston Decem 6 And named Mary Dyed July 
5 : 1755 June 4 O.S. 1762 A Daughter bom to Mr Johnston Babtized 
Ann by Mr Will Johnston 

Novem 19 : 1758 A Daughter Born to William Ridge and Sarah his 
Wife December y® 11 : 1758 Baptiz* by Mr Johnston and named Sarah 


Decern 7 : 1746 Sister Johnston Brought A Bed of A Boy who Dyed 
the 14 following 

August 7 : ] 758 Sister Johnston Brought A Bed of Son August 30 
Mr Will Johnston Baptizd him and named him Thomas 

Ann Peckham who Maryed Richard Ridge was Born October y« IS : 

March y« 25 : 1762 A Son Bom to William Ridge and Sarah his 
wife April y® 16 Babtized by Mr Johnston and named .Richard 

April y* 21 : 1763 A Son Bom to William Ridge & Sarah his wife 

May y® 10 above Child dyed and May 14 was put in the Vault in St 

April y® 21 : 1764 Ann Wife of Richard Ridge dyed Aged 82 years 
5 months 27 days dyed about 7 in even And Buryed y® 26 in the Vault 
at St Michaels 

August y« 29 : 1764 A Son Bora to W°^ Ridge & Sarah his Wife 

September y* 26 : 1764 Mr Johnston Baptized him and Named him 

Febry 26 : 1767 A Son Bora to W"' Ridge & his wife Sarah and 
Named Luke Mr Johnston Babtized him March 20^ following 

May y« 1 : 1769 Luke Ridge Son of Will°» Ridge and Sarah dyed 
Buryed May 5 in Vault in St Michaels Aged 2 years 2 months and 
5 days 

December j\ 25 : 1770 Ann Johnston Daughter of Eben Johnston and 
Mary his wife dyed and Decemb' y® 31 was Buryed in the Vault in St 

years mo dajrs 

Michaels. She was born June 23 : 1752 aged 18-5-21 

December 26 : 1773 Sister Ridge (she was maryed July 21 : 17 — ?) 
of Kingston Dyed Jany 3 put in the Vault in St Michaels aged 54 

July 30: 1756 Mr Johnston A Son Bom August 16 Babtized by 
Will™ Johnston and named John Ridge 

November 29 : 1778 John Ridge Son of Richard Ridge dyed at 
Greenwich and put in the Vault at St. Michaels Decern 8 : 1778 

Aged 68 years 8 months 28 Days 

Bora February 18"^ 170,^ 


The remaining entries in William Ridge's memorandum- 
book are few in number, and of no particular value, so 
far as I can judge. They include nearly a dozen of 
those " Puzzling Questions *' with which our ancestors 
were so fond of diverting themselves. A specimen of 
this style of exercise, it will be remembered, is given in 
" S. A. 0.," Vol. XXXVL, page 81, note, by Mr. 0. E. 
Clayton, in his admirable paper on John Q-rover, of 
Brighthelmstone. There is a record of the amount of 
Land Tax per pound for a series of years ; a suggestion 
as to ** A true pitch for Rafters of an house ; '* a record 



of the result of the Lewes and Sussex Elections in 1774;® 
a note upon the date of the invention of guns and of 
printing, and several other notes besides. I will give 
one specimen of a "Puzzling Question," and conclude 
this transcript with one or two miscellaneous extracts : 

A Batcher went to wey A ponnd of Meat and he had Lost all his 
weights except A Stone which weyed Jast 40 ponnd he had A fansj 
wether he conld not break ofif Jast A ponnd off from him and in doing 
of it he broke it in 4 pieces bat So Niselj that with them he could wey 
any namber of poands from lib to 401b I Desire to know what weights 
them 4 peices mast be. 

Answer lib - 31b - 91b - and 271b. 

The following tabular statement of the variations in 
the amount of Land Tax during a period of 43 years is 
perhaps worth preserving : — 

Account op Land Tax pr. Pound 







1765 ... 


66 ... 


67 ... 


68 ... 


69 ... 


1770 ... 


71 ... 


72 ... 


73 ... 


74 ... 


75 ... 


76 ... 


77 ... 


78 ... 


79 ... 


1780 ... 


81 ... 


82 ... 


83 ... 


84 ... 


85 ... 




Kbmoval of the Ridge Family from Stoneham. 
In the year 1733 was there a bam palled down at Old Talljs Wells 
Oachard and another at Carlys Banks and Set ap together at New Tnlljs 

' Fall particulars of these are preserved in the Society's Library. See Sussex 
Polls (No. 427), and Lewes Polls (No. 428). 


And in the year 1735 was the House Galled new Talljs well Bailt it 
twas Reared Agust 1 The Healing of it was Finish. September y« 20: 
1735 we Removed from Stoneham into it Desember y« 2 : 1735 

A Memorandum. 
May 8 : 1753 T paced and timed from were the ways part to go to 
Doctor Rassels Bridge And the Glift. A top of Mailing Hill to Lewes 
Market House 

T> T\ A T> 'J f 26 minutes 

By Doctors Bndge | 2240 paces 

-D Ai. r<i-i?i. C 21 minutes 

BytheCMt [ 1840 paces 

the Difference is about 5.5 to 4.5 

Lying in the memorandum-book were several loose 
papers, and one of these is a bill for grocery supplied by 
one Samuel Ollive, to the Rev. Mr. Watkins, who, it will 
be remembered, took part more than once in the services 
in the Bull Meeting House. The bill is transcribed to 
show the prices current in 1759. On the back of tjiis 
bill is a rough draft of a letter, evidently a copy of one 
that was addressed by William Ridge to a son, who for 
some unexplained reason, was at enmity with his father, 
and who is in most pathetic terms entreated to be re- 
conciled to him, before his father should be driven to 
disinherit him. The letter, which is dated " Lewes, 
Febry 27, 1786," is pervaded by a spirit of piety as 
well as of deep affection. The scrawled writing, so 
different to that in the memorandum-book, bears evident 
traces of the agitation of the writer. 

The Rbv»- Mr Watkins 
Bo'' OF Sam^ Ollive viz*- 
1759. Aug* 7. 1^^ Sugar 

9. 1« Green Tea 
1^ BoheaTea 
1 Sugar 
17. 1^ Tea 
^^ Sugar 
Lump Sugar 
28. i»»> Sugar 
l^** Cheese 


Aug* 27 - 1759 

Rec"^ the full Contents 

H. Sam^ Ollive 










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Some Additional Notes relating to the Ridge Family, 


A VERY small, hand-made note-book, covered with vellum, 
referred to in a note at page 125 antej contains a number 
of entries relating to the Ridge family. On the first page 
is inscribed : — 

" Richard Ridge of Southmaling 15*^desember 1708;* 

The later entries are made, as will be seen, by William 
Ridge, and others. 

The following is a literal copy : — 

November y« 19«» : 1707. 
I Was Married to Ann Packham of franfild desember y® 25*^ 1708 (sic) 
in the forenoon At nine o Clock. God was pleased to Give my Son William 
by her the 15"* of March 1708. he was Baptized by M'- Starr of Lewes. 

In another hand, of course, is written — 

He died 11^ Ap^- 1802 Aged 93. Buried Saint Michaels 16 Apl 

18^^ febnrary 1709 God was pleased to Give me my Sone John Ridge 
by Her about Seven A Cloack in the forenoon ho (who ?) was Baptized the 
27"» of March by M'- Olive Att Lewes. 

in June y® 21^ 1711 God was pleased to Give me My Sone Thomas by 
Her he was bomd About Eight A Clock in the forenoone he was Bap- 
tized the 30*^ of July 1711 by M'- Olive att Lewes. 

January 31 God was pleased too Give me my Daughter Jane Ridge 
by Her. She was Bornd About JSine A Clock att night and She was 
Baptized the 17^ of March 1712 by M'* Barnard att Lewes. 

May 23*^ 1714 God wass Plesed to Give me my Daughter Ann Ridge 
by her hou (who?) was Baptized the 7*^ of June folowing by Mr. Bar- 
nard of Lewes. She dyed. She was bornd n^* about Three a Clock in 
the morning. 

Accounted 1717. 

18 May 1717 God was pleased to Give me my Daughter Mary Ridge 
by her Bornd about Six a Clock in the Evening ho (t^Ao^) was Baptized 
the 19*^ of June folowing by M'* Olive Att Lewes. She Dyed November 
16 : 1787 Aged 70 years 5 months 18 Days Married to The Rev*- M'- 


this is Account^ 1736. 

febry 9 1784 My Son Thomas Dyed About five A Clock in the Morn- 
ing aged 24 year 7 months 18 Days. Bom June 21** 1711. Buryed in 
S*- Johns. 

November y® 19 : 1745 Aforesaid Ann Ridge Daughter of Bichard 
Eidge Dyed aged 31 years 5 months 12 days. 

Buryed in S*- Michaels with the Wellers. 

February y® 28 ; 1754 Jane Daughter of Aforesaid Bichard Ridge 
dyed aged 41 years 17 days. Buryed in S^ Johns, 

November y® 28 : 1755. Aforesaid Richard Ridge dyed aged 74 year 
8 months 17 days. 

April y® 21 : 1764 Ann wife of above Richard Ridge dyed ag? 82 years 
5 Months 27 days. Both Buryed in Vault in S^ Michaels. 

December y® 6 : 1757 William Ridge Son of aforesaid Richard Ridge 
Was Maryed to Sarah Ridge of Iford Daughter of Benjamin Ridge of 
Iford. She was Born January y® 3 : 172f S. 
William Ridge. 
November y* 19 : 1758 I hope of Gods Goodness towards me my Wife 
Sarah was delivered of a Daughter about a Qurter after one a Clock in 
the Afternoon being Sunday December y® 11 : 1758 aforesaid Daughter 
was Babtized by M^* Johnston and named Sarah. 

Writen by William Ridge. 

In the margin of that entry the following notes are 
added :— qi^^ ^^^^j^ 21"* 1843. 

Dyed March 21«* 1843 Age 84. 

. Observe always before December y® 25 : 1763 I Signed My Name thus 
William Ridge ever Since thus W™ Ridge.i<> 

March y® 25 : 1762 God was Pleased to give my Son Richard who 
was Babtized by M"^- Johnston April y® 16 following he was born between 
1 and 2 a Clock of aforesaid day in y® Afternoon being Thursday William 

Buried at Fletching 1 ^^ ^^ j'§l 
Dyed March 20«^ 1826 j ^^^' ^^^^^^ 

April y® 21 : 1763 God was Pleased to Give A Son by Sarah my Wife 
about 10 Minits before 7 a Clock in the Morning being Thursday May 
y® 10 the above dyed about 11a Clock at Night aged 19 days 16 hours. 

William Ridge 
Buryed in Vault in S*- Michaels. 
August y® 29 : 1764 God was pleased to Give Me A Son by my Wife 
Sarah about 6 Minits after 8 of the Clock in the Morning being Wednes- 
day September y® 26 : 1764 above Son was Baptized by M'^* Johnston 
and Named Benjamin. 

Wrote by W"- Ridge. 

*® See page 117 ante. 


Peburary y« 26 : 1767 God was Pleased to givq me another Son about 
half an hour after twelve a Clock at Noon being Thursday March y« 20 
following above Babtized by M'* Johnston and named Luke. 

Wrote by W°- Ridge. 

Dyed May !•* 1769 Age 2 years 2 M«- 6 Days. 

May y^ 1 : 1769 My Son Luke dyed about half an hour after 3 a 
Clock in the afternoon aged 2 years 2 Months 5 Days. May 5 put in 
Vault in S^* Michals. 


By W. smith ELLIS, Esq. 

Having some years since made collections concerning 
this family, I give some extracts illustrative of and 
supplementary to Mr. Clayton's paper in Vol. XXXVI., 
p. 75. 

The family, under the name of Atte Grove, occurs early 
in Bast Sussex. John and Henry, sons of Simon Atte 
Grove, are met with in a fine of lands in Haylesham, 
Hellingly, and • Chittingly (Lansd. MSS., B. Mus. 
306-7-8, fol. 311). Simon Atte Grove, was one of the 
Jurors of the Nona/rum Inquisitiones^ temp. Bdw. III., 
probahly the above Simon. There was a fine between 
Simon Atte Grove and William his son, and others, of 
lands in Hellingly {ibid., {oL 1086). 12 Hen. IV. (Vol. 
III., p. 76). John Grover and John Cook, of Guildford, 
occur in a fine of lands in Guildford, and Stoke next 
Guildford. 3 Hen. V. John Grover, of Guildford, is met 
with (Add. MSS., Brit. Mus. 6167, p. 519). 26 Hen. VIIL 
Miles Grover, occurs in a fine of lands in Kingston-on- 
Thames. 1520, John Grover, occurs in a fine of lands in 
Woking. Robert Bowyer, Mayor of Chichester, 1532, 
married Anne, daughter and heiress of Miles Grover, of 
Kingston-on-Thami9S. Thomas and Richard Grover, are 
met with in Bucks. (Proc. in Chancery, temp. Bliz. I., 19). 
John Grover occurs in reference to the Monastery of St. 
Mary, Coventry, {ibid., p. 373). 

John Grover, of Brighthelmstone, schoolmaster, made 
his will 27th September, 1752. He mentions his grand- 
sons, Simeon Grover and Isaac Grover, to whom he 


leaves £35 each; to his son, William Grover/ all his 
mathematical books and instruments ; also his daughter, 
Mary Home,* his grandson, John Home, and grand- 
daughter Elizabeth. Proved at Lewes. Vol. LVIII., 
1749-53, p. 727. 

Thomas Grover, of London, made his nuncupative 
will, in 1675. He mentions his brother James, a printer, 
then aged 40 ; his son, Thomas Grover, a minor, then in 
Holland; his wife, Cassandra; his daughters, Mary 
and Cassandra; his brother James's daughters, Elizabeth 
and Lucretia (at Somerset House). 

The will of John Grover, of St. Olave's, Southwark, 
mariner, was dated 1732, and proved 1737, by Catherine, 
his wife, executrix. . He mentions his father, John 
Grover, of Brighthelmstone, Sussex, schoolmaster ; 
gives to his son, John Grover, £200, at 2l ; to his 
brothers, William, James, and sister, Mary Heme (sic.), 
each five guineas ; his father-in-law, Simeon Warner, of 
London, merchant (at Somerset House). 

The will of Samuel Grover, of London (dated 1705, 
proved 1706), citizen and barber surgeon : To his son, 
John, one shilling ; wife, Elizabeth ; daughter Margaret 
ux. William Atkin. Mentions his interest in the Bull 
Inn, at Teale in Tilehurst, co. Berks. (Somerset House.) 

The will of John Grover, of Hurstper point, cooper, is 
dated 13th October, 1688, and was proved at Lewes 26th 
July, 1689. Gives to his daughter, Ann Wickersham, 
wife of Thomas Wickersham, of Bolney, husbandman, five 
shillings ; to his daughter, Mary Grover [of Charlwood, 
spinster, 1686], £4 5s., at her majority ; to his two sons, 
John, and James, £5 each at their majority ; to Mary, 
his wife, in case she marry, to pay into the hands of John 
Snashall, of Hurstperpoint, blacksmith, and his brother- 
in-law, Thomas Lillington, of Horsham, glover, £10, 
and £40, to Ann, Moses, Mary, Samuel, and Thomas 
Wicker, children of his brother-in-law, Moses Wicker, 

1 Wm. Grover, of Brighthelmstone, gent., married Eliz., sister of John Ellis, of 
Brighthelmstone, surgeon, who mentions him in his will dated 6th January, 1743, 
and proved at Lewes. 


late of Oowfold, cooper, deceased, £5 at their majority ; 
to his wife, Mary (whom he appoints his executrix), his 
copyhold cottage, barn, and tenements. 

A Deed Poll of 1667 recites marriage between John 
Grover, of Hurstperpoint, cooper, and Anne, daughter of 
Edward Killingbeck, of Twineham, yeoman, deceased. 

By his will dated 28th August, 1659, William Ashfold, 
of Hurstperpoint, cooper, gave to John Grover, junior, 
of Twineham, son to his brother-in-law, John Grover the 
elder, after the decease of Elizabeth, his (the testator's) 
wife, and his heirs, 18 acres in Clayton. 

William Grover, of Rochester, died 1674. Thomas 
Grover, of Rochester, was living 1673. John Grover, of 
Rochester, mariner ; his will was dated 1738, and men- 
tions his children John, and Mary. Mathew Grover, 
1666, was of Thames Side, London. Mathew Grover 
was of Speldhurst, 1689, and of Shorne, 1682. 

In Mailing churchyard, near Lewes, are the following 
memorials : — " Heare lyeth the body of Simon Grover 
son of Artour who departed this life January the 19, 
1704, aged 75 years. Anne his wife. Also the body of 

Wi Grover goldsmith of Lewes who died Aug. 

1728 aged 59." John Grover ob. 22nd January, 1803, 
cet. 81. Sarah his wife ob. 17th May, 1803, cet. 84. 

John Grover, of Glynde, yeoman, by his will dated 
12th August, 1721, appoints his son, Simon Grover, his 
executor. To his daughter, Mary Willard, £20 ; to his 
loving wife, Joane, £20; to his son, Simon, all his 
customary lands and tenements. Proved at Lewes. 
Administration was granted 3rd May, 1729, of the 
goods of Simon Grover, of Glynde, to Mary, wife of 
John Willard, his sister. Inventory, £123 16s. 

Thomas Grover, of Glynde, yeoman, made his will 5th 
September, 1718; proved 30th October, 1719, at Lewes. 
He gives to his cousin [nephew] John Wilmshurst, the 
younger, of Warbleton, yeoman, £5 ; to his three sons, 
Thomas, William, and John, all personal estate, plate, 
securities for money, etc., equally, who to be executors ; 
to sons Thomas, and William, all messuage, barns, 


etc., containing 31 acres in Westham. Inventory, 
£670 8s 7d. . _ 

22nd June, 1761. Administration of goods of William 
Grover, late of Rodmell, gent., to Thomas Grover and 
John Grover, his brothers, and next of kin. 

John Grover, of Northease, in Rodmell, co. Sussex, 
gent., made his will 1st October, 1763, whereby he gives 
to his brother, Thomas Grover, all his real estate for 
life, chargeable with an annifity of £20 to Sarah Strong, 
daughter of Mary Strong, late of Rodmell, deceased, and 
after the decease of his said brother to the said Sarah 
Strong, and the heirs of her body, and for default of 
such issue to Trustees, to sell and pay thereout certain 
legacies, in all amounting to £3,400, in sums from £25 
to £200, to his " cousins " of the names of Willmshurst, 
Atwood, Wise, Ellis,- Sheather, Laurence, Vigor, Hast- 
ing, Peene, Mitten, Blphick, Johnson, and Carpenter ; 
the residue of his personal estate to his cousin, John 
Ellis the elder, whom he appoints sole executor of his 
will. Proved 22nd August, 1767, at Lewes. 

Will of Thomas Grover, of South Mailing, near Lewes, 
gent., dated 6th August, 1777, proved at Doctors Com- 
mons 29th February, 1780, whereby he devises to his 
kinsman, John Ellis the elder, of Catsfield, yeoman, all 
his moiety of the manor of Iford, with all the lands, 
messuages, etc., thereto belonging, and all other his 
manors, messuages, lands, and real estate, to his heirs 
and assigns for ever ; all his personal estate (a certain 
legacy excepted), to the said John Ellis, whom he 
-appoints his sole executor. 

By fine levied Easter Term, 16 George XL, William 
Grover, plaintifE, and Charles Touch, clerk, and Dorothy 
his wife, defendants, two bams, 200 acres of land, 80 acres 
of meadow, 80 acres of pasture, and 50 acres of fresh 
marsh in Iford, and the moiety of the manor of Iford, 
passed to Grover. Consideration, £500. 

By fine levied Ascension Day, 15 George II., between 
Wm. Grover, plaintiff, and Anne Lady Dowager Aber- 
gavenny, defendant, one barn, 95 acres of land, covered 
with water, and moiety of two barns, one toft, one garden, 



63 acres of land, four acres of pasture, in St. Mary's 
Westout, Lewes, Southover, alias St. John's Sub-Oastro, 
Rodmell and Iford, passed to Grover. Consideration, 

William Grover, ohnrchwarden ^ mar. Wm. Grover, of Gline, and Joan Halliok 

of Glynde, 1691. 

[? Elphick] of Mailing, 23 Feb., 1668-9 (Beg. 
of St. Thomas, Cliffe, Lewes), bnr. Feb. 8, 

Others. Vide Beg. of Glynde. 

Thomas Grover, of Glynde, yeo. =^ Anne, d. and ooh. of Thomas Adams, 

of Meeching, yeo. Bar. Dec. 15, 
1713, at Glynde. Mary, the other d. 
and coh. mar. Wm. Box, of Botting- 
dean, by whom he had two d. and coh. 
Mary nz. John. Johnson, of Ashbum- 
ham, and oh, s. p., and Sarah nz. 
Henry ElKs, of Marden, in Kent, 
1717-21, afterwards of Heathfield, 
where he died 1766, flot. 75, being 
father of John Ellis,' devisee of Thoe. 
Grover (ntante) of Ashburnham, yeo., 
after of Soath Mailing, gent. 

1 Thomas Grover, ob. s. p. 
Feb. 5, 1780, 8Bt. snaB. 80, 
bur. at Glynde ; bap. 21 
April, 1700, at Glynde. 

* William Grover, 6b. s. p. 
May 1, 1761, intestate 
8Bt. 69 ; bar. at Glynde 
21 Apl. {He.) 1761. 

' John Grover, of North- 
. ease in Bodmell, gent., 

o5. 8. p. May 14, 1767; 

bar. 18th at Glynde; 

bap. Jane 6, 1704, at 


The registers of St. Thomas, Cliffe, Lewes, contain 
numerous entries of the name. Samuel Grover by Lucy 
Cinderforde, had issue Samuel, Daniel, Hannah, Lucy, 
and Joseph Grover, who by Eliz. Keale, had issue Joseph, 
Elizabeth, and Gabriel Grover, of the Cliffe, who was 
born 1789, and married 1833, Mary Maxfield, by whom 
he had issue. The will of John Grover, of the Cliffe, 
was dated 1 704, and therein he mentions his four sons 
and two daughters. 

The will of Mildred Grover, of St. Thomas, Cliffe, 
Lewes, spinster, was dated 10th January, 5 Wm. and 
Mary, and proved 6th February, 1693-4, at Lewes. She 
therein mentions her brothers Simon, John, William, and 
Thomas ; her sister, Mary Grover ; her brother Simon's 
two children j Simon Grover, her brother John's son ; 
and her father, Simon Grover the elder. 

* Great-grandfather of the writer of these notes. 



The Calendar of Wills at Lewes, 1660-1799, contains 
about 30 of the name of Qrover. 

A coat of arms is attributed to the name of Qrover in. 
Robson's " Dictionary of Heraldry," viz., Party per bend 
gules and or., on a pale, azure vairy arg. As recorded in 
the College of Arms it is somewhat different. It is not 
stated to whom granted, when or by whom borne, nor of 
what locality. 


By the Ebv. EDWAED H. E. TATHAM, 

Sector of Well-witli-Claxby^ Lmcolnsliire. 

In last year's volume of these Collections appeared 
an interesting paper by the Rev. E. F. Whistler, in 
which he mentions the traditional site of an ancient 
town, now called Towncreep, in his late parish of Pen- 
hurst. He there imputes to the present writer, not 
quite accurately, the opinion that " the much disputed 
site of Anderida itself may possibly be claimed for this 
spot." It is proposed in the following paper to give a 
somewhat more adequate account of this locality and its 
neighbourhood, and to suggest some considerations, 
which point to the conclusion that it was a Roman, or 
Anglo-Roman station, and possibly the scene of the 
famous Saxon siege. 

It is much to be regretted that on the occasion of the 
Society's visit to Penhurst in 1886, there was no time to 
examine this spot ; for, although the Rev. Mr. Whistler 
is mistaken in speaking as if *^the debris of a ruined 
cluster of habitations" were still to be seen above 
ground, yet the traditions which have gathered round it, 
combined with the extraordinary natural strength of the 
position, would certainly have aroused the interest of 
experts, which might have taken definite shape in some 
proposals for excavation. I am told tliat some years 
ago the Society was anxious to examine the site, but 
could not obtain the necessary permission ; but I believe 
that the present owner, the Right Hon. the Earl of Ash- 
burnham, has kindly consented to have the ground opened 
if sufficient funds could be raised. 


Creep Wood lies in the most secluded part of Penhurst, 
one of the most secluded parishes in the county. For 
the name of the wood I can suggest no derivation ; but 
the name of the parish has both a British and a Saxon 
element — the word " Pen " (meaning " head " or "ridge") 
being applied to that high portion of the great forest of 
Anderida which lies at the back of what is now Ash- 
bumham Park. Creep Wood, which has all the appear- 
ance of primitive forest land, covers more than one of 
the lower ridges to the west of the highest pbint. That 
part of the wood which is locally known as Towncreep 
occupies the summit of an elevated spur, running from 
north to south, which for about half a mile is nearly 
flat at the top, and then slopes downward with increasing 
steepness till it reaches the lane between Penhurst 
Church and Catsfield, at a point where three valleys 
meet. The river Ashbum, which runs into the sea at 
Pevensey, but is here a mere brook, rises near this 
point, and flows out of the eastern into the southern 
valley. The southern slope of the spur is at present 
covered with a thick grove of Scotch fir, reaching almost 
to its foot ; but the plateau at the top is only covered 
with short underwood, and, according to the popular 
belief, cannot be planted with large trees because of the 
masonry beneath. If we suppose that the entire spur 
was cleared of wood, and a walled town situated on this 
plateau, it would be hardly possible to imagine a place 
more suited to stand a long siege. The only approach 
froin the south would be up the long and exposed face of 
the southern slope ; for on its eastern and western sides 
the spur falls almost precipitously into two deep valleys, 
more than 100 feet below. The north end is not so well 
protected ; but if the surrounding country were forest 
the only access to it open to an invader from the south 
would be up one of the lateral valleys, which would be 
completely covered by the defenders from the steep sides 
of the spur. 

A site of this commanding character is scarcely 
described fairly by Mr. Whistler as "an independent 
hillock half-way down the slope ; " but I am still more at 
a loss to understand why he states its extent as " about 


two acres." There is no sign of earthworks, or of any 
ditch surrounding the spot, by which its area could be 
accurately estimated; but if we take the local tradition, 
or if we assume that the town stood on the pari of the 
spur most easily defended, and where there are now no 
large trees, its length would be at least a quarter of a 
mile, and its breadth at the north end about 200 yards, 
and at the south more than 100. The town, if it existed, 
would thus have formed an oblong nearly rectangular 
parallelogram — a shape often found on Roman sites in 
this country — and would have occupied, perhaps, between 
twenty and thirty acres. Within this area there are a 
few well-marked inequalities in the ground, and a super- 
ficial search will discover that in many places there is a 
quantity of stone very near the surface ; but whether 
they are ancient remains covered over by the accumula- 
tions of centuries of forest growth, or whether they are 
merely a natural bed of sandstone, remains to be proved. 
It will, at least, be admitted that the tradition of the 
peasantry finds some support, both in the strength of 
the position, and in the extent of the site. 

Anyone, who will take the trouble, may satisfy himself 
of the unanimity and persistence with which this tradi- 
tion is maintained. I have myself made inquiries of 
many who know the spot well, and have generally re- 
ceived the same vague intelligence that "the founda- 
tions " are there, and that within the memory of their 
forefathers a large quantity of hewn stone was carried 
away from thence for various buildings in the neighbour- 
hood. Mr. Whistler mentions this tradition about the 
Manor House at Penhurst, his disbelief in which will be 
generally shared ; and I have been told by an intelligent 
man, whose ancestors for generations have been em- 
ployed in these woods, that it was handed down in his 
family that the stone had been used to build Battle 
Abbey. The circumstance is not impossible, as the 
Abbey is distant less than three miles from Towncreep, 
and Domesday records that the Abbot, whose church 
had not then been consecrated, possessed land in Pen- 
hurst. Others will give you particulars, which sound 
legendary enough, of the destruction of the town, telling 


you that there was a battle or siege, in which " the red- 
naired men beat the Saxons/' Nearly opposite the 
Towncreep spur, not 300 yards to the south, a grassy 
hill juts out into the valley from the high ridge of Ash- 
burnham Park, which has long been known as " Tent 
Hill," because there the tents of the besiegers were 
supposed to have been pitched. It is added that so sore 
were the straits to which the besieged were reduced that 
they were obliged to subsist entirely on hazel-nuts, and 
that this fare so seriously disagreed with them that they 
were compelled at last to surrender the town ! 

While we cannot but smile at the ludicrous side of 
such legends, it is well to remember that they often rest 
on a sound substratum of fact. Mr. Wright, in his 
** Wanderings of an Antiquary," mentions a tradition of 
the peasantry that the Roman fortress at Lymne in 
Kent (Portus Lemanis) had been overthrown by an 
earthquake; and he adds that, though this was long 
discredited, excavations proved beyond doubt that the 
destruction was caused by a landslip. Nor need we 
hesitate to believe that such traditions may have survived 
the fourteen or fifteen centuries that have elapsed since 
the Roman occupation. In another chapter Mr. Wright 
describes the situation of Ariconium, a Roman town in 
the west of England, the site oi which was so completely 
lost that it long baffled the search of antiquaries. At 
• length, in the last century, an elevation close to the hill 
of Penyard, about three miles south-east of Ross, was 
cleared of wood and brought under cultivation ; and it 
was then found that " the old town," of the destruction 
of which thrilling stories have long been told by the 
peasantry, was no other than the long-lost Ariconium. 
There are other circumstances, besides the name Pen- 
yard, which seem to make this case a parallel one to that 
of Towncreep. Here, too, it was confidently asserted 
that the stones had been carried away as material for 
large buildings in the vicinity; and it is, at least, 
curious that Ariconium, like Towncreep, was situated in 
the middle of a district that abounded in Roman iron- 
works. Mr. Wright also mentions that some part of the 
site of the Roman villa at Bignor, in Sussex, was locally 


known, before its discovery, as "the Townfield." We 
may thus, I think, conclude that it is not impossible 
that these traditions may date back even as far as the 
Roman period. 

But if the site is not Roman, to what age can we 
assign it ? It may possibly be what is called a British 
village, but in that case we should not expect to find 
stone, but rather earthworks or shallow pits, of which 
there is no sign. It is not easy to imagine that it 
belongs to Saxon times, unless we discard all belief in 
the existence of a town, and suppose that it was used as 
a forest fastness, to be defended by felled trees, or such 
temporary means against the attacks of the Danes. 
There are, indeed, hard by, the remains of a very ancient 
habitation, which has been supposed to belong to this 
period. Less than a mile to the north of Towncreep, on 
a prominent knoll, stands Netherfield Place Farm, where 
(as I was told by the late Rev. T. Partington — I know 
not on what authority) there is said to have been a 
residence of the Saxon kings. An ancient moat or ditch, 
of an irregular shape and about two acres in area, is 
plainly traceable for nearly the whole of its course, en- 
closing the farm and orchard and most ot the buildings ; 
and on the north-east side of the farmhouse a line of 
large stones is still to be seen, built into the modern 
ground-wall, which seem very imperfectly chiselled and 
evidently belong to a much earlier and perhaps fortified 
building, which has stood on the same spot.^ I discovered 
by inquiry of a labourer that "an old guinea'' had been 
found on the farm about thirty years ago, and I still 
hope that I may be able to trace this coin. I cannot 
think that this building, if it be proved to have been 
Saxon, will throw any light on the date of Towncreep, 
although it is possible that the stones may have been 

1 Domesday menidonB *' Nedrefelle" and "Nerewelle *' ; the former alone can be 
positively identified with Netherfield. Of this manor it is said that ** Goda held it 
of Xing Edward." As it was a tenanoy-in-chief, the holder may have been the 
Oonntess Goda, sister of King Edward, and widow of Ralph, Earl of Hereford. It 
was one of those manors laid waste by the Normans after the battle, and its valae 
was consequently diminished by one half (100 shillings to 50). In the list of 
Inquests concerning the rebels of Sussex taken in 1265 after the Barons' War 
(** Sussex Arch. Ooll.," Vol. VI., p. 216), there is one concerning the Manor of 
Neddrefelde, then belonging to Sir Maibhew de Hastings. Its yearly value is stated 
at marks (£6), but there is no mention of any castle or fortified place. 


taken from thence, and might disclose to an expert some 
mason's mark or other clue, which would determine their 

Neither is it likely that the Penhurst town belongs to 
the mediasval period. It is true that some villages or 
settlements of the middle ages in the neighbourhood of 
Leicester and elsewhere have disappeared, and their 
sites only, and not their names^ are now pointed out by 
the peasantry. But in these cases a little research has 
generally revealed to the antiquary their names and 
some of the circumstances of their destruction ; while 
we may assert with some confidence that at Penhurst 
since the Norman conquest there has been no such settle- 
ment. The site of the Manor House — perhaps once the 
residence of the ancient family of Penhurst — is well 
known ; there is no trace or tradition of any castle ; and 
indeed the neighbouring manor of Ashburnham has been 
in the possession of the same family since Saxon times. 

The above negative argument (or reasoning by exclu- 
sion) in favour of a Roman site is, however, unsatis- 
factory, unless there are some positive arguments to 
support it ; and in the absence of any excavations these 
are difficult to supply. The only object found in the 
wood, of which I have heard on good authority, is, 
strangely enough, a stone axe ; but this was many years 
ago, and I fear that it could not now be traced. An 
axe of the same material was found, in the parish of 
Sedlescombe, on the very site of some Roman ironworks. 
And, according to Mr. Wright's view,^ the weapon may 
have belonged as well to a Roman colonist as to a primi- 
tive Briton or a Saxon invader. 

The military strength of the position is, I believe, 
some evidence of a Roman site, for it was the habit of 
the Romans, when selecting a position for a fortress in a 
wild and difficult country, to choose some spot where, 
from the precipitous nature of the ground, they would 
practically have only two sides to defend. 

But the best argument for a Roman site in this part 
of the country would be its contiguity to the probable 
line of a Roman road. It is supposed that there were 

' See ** The Gelt, the Boman, and the Saxon/' Chapter I. 


two roads through the forest from Pevensey (Anderida 
Portus) — one running north to London, the other run- 
ning north-east to Lymne (Portus Lemanis), the next 
fortress towards the east on the Sa^on shore. Un- 
fortunately, all trace of these roads is lost. The Rev. 
A. Hussey, in his " Inquiry after the site of Anderida " 
(" Sussex Arch. Coll.," Vol. VL, p. 104), conjectures 
as a line for the latter road the present roads from 
Boreham Street through Battle, Staplecross, and Sand- 
hurst to Newenden in Kent, where there was probably a 
Roman station; and he thinks that some intermediate 
post is required between Pevensey and Newenden, of 
which " the site is yet to be discovered." He adds : 
" If such vestiges (of military works) should ever be 
found, it can hardly fail to be solely in woodland, which 
still covers a very large proportion of the Wealds of 
Kent and Sussex " (p. 106). But if this station is to be 
looked for in woodland, it is at least a fair inference that 
the Roman road, which would pass by it, would not follow 
the present line of roads, but would probably have been 
lost in the course of centuries by the overgrowth of forest 
upon an unfrequented way. I cannot pretend to an inti- 
mate acquaintance with the intervening country, especially 
towards the borders of Kent ; but I am assured that if the 
Romans had made their road from Pevensey through the 
valley of the Ashburn to Towncreep, they. would have 
found on the north side of the spur a valley trending to 
the north-east with scarcely an intervening hill by What- 
lington and Staplecross to the earthworks at Newenden. 
The distance by this route from Pevensey to Towncreep 
would be from ten to twelve miles ; the distance between 
Towncreep and Newenden would be the same, or rather 
more. I have no doubt that the walls of Pevensey would 
at present, but for the trees on the south of the spur, be 
easily visible from Towncreep. 

To the obvious question, whether there is any trace of 
such a road, I regret to say that I can give no positive 
answer, nor do I feel competent to undertake the search 
without some experienced antiquary for my guide. The 
following facts ought, however, to be borne in mind. 



In the time of the Romans Pevensey Marsh was probably 
what is called in Kent " a salt " — that is to say, a coast- 
plain more or less exposed to the inroads of the sea, and 
never left entirely dry, as at present. In that case the 
Roman road would probably be conducted, as Mr, 
Hussey suggests, by means of a causeway, perhaps 
assisted by a ferry, from one to another of the " eyes " 
or eminences in the marsh (of which Pevens-ey is one), 
following as nearly as possible the bed of the Ash burn to 
Boreham Street, where at the foot of the Weald lay the 
southern fringe of the great forest of Anderida. There 
is a spot at Boreham, which is still called Puddle Dock,' 
and a current tradition represents that boats formerly 
came in from the sea as far as this point. I am informed, 
by one who knows the locality well, that in the bed of the 
Ashburn, on both sides of Boreham, are still to be seen 
solid oak timbers as hard as stone and black with age, 
which look as if they had been used as supports for some 
structure conducted along the course of the stream. 
From Boreham the most practicable line of road into the 
great forest would certainly be up the Ashburn Valley,* 
which winds, broad and flat, between two high ridges to 
the entrance of Ashburnham Park about a mile from 
Towncreep, where it becomes much narrower. The 
extreme north end of the spur is crossed a short distance 
beyond Towncreep by ** the new road," as it is called, 
from Netherfield Gun, to Battle ; and it is worth notice 
that, at about the centre of the spur, a carriage passing 
over the road produces a strange hollow sound for about 
two yards, as though this road had been ' constructed 
over an older road, running at right angles, with a solid 
substratum of wood or stone. This clue, if a true one, 
would not be easy to follow up, as on each side is a 
thick grove of Scotch fir, at a slightly higher elevation. 
Beyond the spur a wooded valley stretches away to the 
north-east into Kent. 

It is possible that this Roman road might be rendered 

' I cannot vonoh for the spelling. 

* Horsley conjectures, apparently from the derivation, that the "Fraznla" — the 
first in the Bavenna list of British rivers — was the Ashbnrn ; which, in those days, 
owing to the vast forest, was probably a far more considerable scream than at 


exceptionally diflBcult by the primeval forest through 
which it passed, and that it might be constructed of more 
perishable materials than was usually the case. I should 
be glad if, as a result of this paper, a search could be 
made along the line suggested, by some persons with a 
good special knowledge of the subject. 

One further question might naturally be raised. Sup- 
posing that excavation should hereafter prove this site 
to be that of a Roman town, is there any town men- 
tioned in the Itineraries with which it could probably 
be identified ? Our original sources of information as to 
Roman Britain, are so few, as to make this very difficult. 
The " Notitia Imperii,'* which alone (of good authorities) 
mentions the littoral fortress of Anderida, is only a 
military survey. The Itinerary of Antoninus contains 
no roads in this part of the country. The Ravenna list 
of towns is too obscure to be of much assistance. There 
remains only the Itinerary of Richard of Cirencester, 
which most antiquaries treat as a fabrication, while they 
acknowledge that nearly all the roads which he gives, 
independently of Antoninus, have been ascertained to 
exist ; and Mr. Wright is even content to base an exhaus- 
tive survey of Roman Britain on the roads in this list.® 
With so high an example before me, I can hardly be 
blamed for quoting this Itinerary. 

In Iter. XV. of Richard is contained the road from 
Anderida PortuSy as it is called (Pevensey), to Lemanianus 
Portus (Lymne). There are two intermediate stations ; 
the first is lost ; the second is Ad Lemanum (" On the 
Rother"), which might well be Newenden. Iter. 
XVII, is the road northward from Anderida, through 
London to York, and the first station on this road is 
given as Sylva Anderida.® If we supply Sylva Anderida 
at the gap in Iter. XV., we may suppose that at this 
station the roads separated, the one going north to 
London, the other north-east to Lymne. 

^ ** The Celt, the Roman, and the Saxon/' Chap. V. 

® Some have sapposed (" Wanderings of an Antiqaarj," p. 137) that the forest 
took its name from the Roman settlement. The derivation of the word proves that 
the reverse was the case. Dr. E. Gaest {** Origines Celticae/' Vol. II., p. 42, 151} 
derives it from an, " not," and tred, " a hamlet,'' and explains it as indicating the 
desolate character of the Weald. 


On these data, even if their source be suspicious, a 
conjecture is at least admissible. Is it possible that 
antiquaries have been too hasty in identifying the 
Andredesceaster of the Saxon Chronicle, and Henry of 
Huntingdon, — the scene of Ella's famous siege — with the 
Anderida of the Notitia Imperii ? I confess that while 
Pevensey seems to me conclusively proved to be the 
latter, as being the only fort of the nine on the Saxon 
shore whose ancient name is lost, its claim to be the scene 
of the siege appears by no means equally well established. 
It is surely far more likely that the " last stand " of the 
Britons, which kept the Saxons at bay for four years, 
would have been made in the great forest itself rather 
than on the sea-coast, which, according to some, fell into 
the possession of the Saxons immediately after the 
removal of the Roman legions. Indeed, Sir Francis 
Palgrave supposes that it was called "the Saxon shore," 
not because it was exposed to Saxon invasion, but 
because it was already in the hands of colonists of that 
race whom it was necessary to overawe. These 
"Mersowara," or Marshmen, as they were called in 
Kent, may well Have spread into Sussex, and would 
hardly have tolerated a hostile fortress in their midst for 
80 years after the departure of the Roman troops. Mr. 
J. R. Green, in his " Making of England," supposes that 
the " heart" of the British resistance was supplied by the 
miners from the Roman ironworks of the Weald. And, 
apart from, this conjecture, it is surely probable that there 
was some town in the forest itself in connection with the 
Roman i^oads which would serve as a rallying point for 
the miners, and to which they might bring their, metal 
for transport either beyond sea, or to the large towns of 
the interior. As a matter of fact, Towncreep occupies 
an almost central position amongst those furnaces, the 
sites of which we know. Large masses of ancient iron 
scorias or slag, containing Roman remains, have been dis- 
covered in the more distant parish of Maresfield, to the 
north-west, and in the neighbouring parishes of West-, 
field and Sedlescombe, to the east and north of Penhurst. 
There is also satisfactory evidence of a similar site at 


Indeed, if we are to accept the account which Henry 
of Huntingdon gives of the siege of Andredcester, we 
must suppose that it was a large and flourishing town, 
either in the midst of the fprest or close to its borders. 
And it is generally admitted that Henry may have had 
access to materials which are now lost. But, putting 
aside the probable distance of Pevensey from the forest, 
have we any proof whatever that any one of the nine* 
fortresses on the Saxon shore contained a town within its 
walls ? Othona has been submerged by the sea. Bran- 
caster, Burgh Castle, Reculver, and Bramber, have too 
small an area to be more than mere military posts. The 
town of Rutupias is known to have stood on the hill 
behind the citadel of Richborough; that of Dubras in 
the valley below Dover Castle. The foundations ot a 
house were discovered at Lymne, but Mr. Wright, who 
was present at the excavations, could only account for 
the absence of further foundations by supposing that 
they were overwhelmed by the landslip. At Pevensey 
the area within the walls is barely ten acres, which is 
hardly too much for the garrison alone, which was a 
cohort (600 men) of the Abulci, a Spanish people, with 
their Prefect ; and it is certainly remarkable that, when 
excavations were made there in the year 1 852, no foun- 
dations were met with, except those of a guard-room 
close to the Decuman gate. It is somewhat difficult to 
believe that the sack of a town, which swept away every 
vestige of the houses, can have had so little effect upon 
the walls. 

If, then, we may assume, from Henry of Huntingdon's 
account, that Andredcester had been a noble city, con- 
taining a numerous population, and that it was so 
destroyed as to be in his time utterly desolate, it would 
seem that Pevensey, which in the twelfth century was a 
flourishing port and possessed a Norman castle, hardly 
answers to the description. 

Mr. Hussey's reply to this objection, that Pevensey 
and the Roman fortress there, do not occupy exactly the 
same spot, will seem to those who know the locality 
merely an ingenious piece of special pleading, for he 
himself admits that the Saxon name Pevensey — Peofn's 


ey — was. given to that island or eminence in the marsh, 
on which both the fortress and the village stood. And 
in 792 — ^just 300 years after the great siege — we find it 
spoken of in a deed of gift by this its modern name. 
The disappearance of the name Andredcester, which is 
Saxon in form, is surely under these circumstances more 
difficult of explanation ; but if the imposing remains at 
Pevensey were only those of a military fortress, uncon- 
nected with any great struggle — the port^ of an important 
town, with which it was perhaps sometimes confused — the 
loss of its Roman name, in spite of continuous occupation, 
becomes more intelligible. On the other hand, if the town 
had been stormed by a hostile army and razed to the 
ground — its walls no less than its houses — we can easily 
understand that its name would utterly perish, as in the 
case of Ariconium, although a tradition of the struggle 
might easily survive. ^ 

If these objections be deemed over-bold, it may at 
least be said that such value as they may have is quite 
irrespective of the claims of any other place. I am fully 
prepared to admit that the positive identification of 
Andredcester, with the site at Towncreep, is only a 
possible result of future excavations, and cannot at 
present be more than a suggestion. If it could be 
proved, it would be a remarkable piece of evidence in 
favour of Richard's Itinerary. It is certainly a fair 
objection that the termination *'cester" may imply 
walls or works of such strength that neither the fury of 
an invader, nor the lapse of centuries, nor the cupidity 
of mediaeval builders, would avail to demolish them, 
although I believe there are names of places in England 
with this termination whose walls have entirely dis- 
appeared. The main object of this paper will at least 
have been fully attained if it leads to a careful examina- 
tion by competent authorities, of the site at Towncreep, 
and of the probable direction of Roman roads in this 
part of the county. 

' In the Latin of the Empire '* Fortus " is need in the technical sense of ** a 
place of storage for merchandise/' It is thus defined by Ulpian : " Portns appel- 
latns est conclusus locus, quo importantnr meroes, et inde exportantar." — ^D^est. 
60, 16, 59. 


Transcribed in May, 1887^ 

Honorary Local Secretary for Streatham, Surrey Archaoloyioal Society, 

All the following from 1 to 12 are in the floor of thb 


Blue marble slab near W. end of S. chapel. 






26^ 1659. 
Blue marble slab. 



INTERRED : SEPTEMB ** : 2^ 1662. 

Blue marble slab. 





1730 AGED 39 YEARS 




Fragment of blue marble slab. 






OF JUNE 1688 



WAS BURIED ? (broken) 

Fragments of the brass of Stephen Boord and his wife 
Pernell, indents oE the children and shoulders of man 
and woman. 

" Stephen Boorde and Pemell lis Wyfe Restythe lie . . . 
" Stone after the troubles of this world in the assured . . . 
" which Stephen decessed the xxii day of August in th . . . 
" cccccjiXVii and the sayd Pemell decessed the xxi . . . 
Here above Engraven Whose soules we comend . . . 

Blue stone E. end of S. Aisle. Arms : Per fesse . . . 
an escutcheon within an orle of martlets ... impaling 
8 demi-lions rampant. Crest a stag. 

Here lyeth y® Body of 


this Parish who Departed 

tHs Life y« 28**^ Day of 

January Anno Domini 


Aged 69 Years 


Once were wee as 


Bine marble slab. 

Here lyeth eliza 

= beth daughter op 

john board gent 

who was buried 

FEB THE 10*^ 167|. 

Slab in front of Communion rails. 






= RES HE D — D THE 26th DAY 




Arms above the inscriptioa : A chevron charged with 
a star of 5 points between 3 leopards' heads. Crest on 
a helmet . . . (out away). Below the above is a shield 
having on the dexter side the arms of the City of London, 
and on the sinister side those of the Mercers' Company. 

Two inscriptions in brass, side by side. 

Hebe lyeth interred t" Body of Isaac Allen 

ONLY Sonne of Abraham Allen Esq. by his 

Wife Ioane Love Hee dyed at London 

A Prisoner to y" Ypper-Bench, vpon an 

accon for wordes, most falsely & 

Maliciously, by One single Witness 






& DBCEACED (sic) Y" 24™ DAY OF JVLY An<* DoNI (mc) 

1666 Aged 63. 

Here lyeth interred y" Body of Ioane Love 

Daughter of Iohn Love of Bish" Bazingb 

in y* covnty. of sovhton esq. first wife 

OF Abraham Allen of London Esq 

Serjeant Chyrvrgion to King Iambs 





Ano Doni 1666 
Aged 81. 

A skull and crossbones at the left and right hand 
corners of the lower part of the brass. 

Blue marble slab. 

Here lieth the Bemains 

of the Rev*^ Timothy Burrell 

of this Place (many Years Rector 


in the County of Wilts) 

who Died on the 30 of April 1784 

in the 88'^ Year of his Age. 

He Married eliz"^" Daughter of 

BZEKiEL BRiSTED and Widow 


but left no Issue 
She Died on y« 18"^ of Octob' 1755 
and is also interred here. 



. To the Memory of 


Wife of 


Died January 1767. 


ELIZABETH Daughter of 

THOMAS and Elizabeth 

coMPTON Died Oct' 21"* 

1769. Aged 7 Months. 



Diet Oct. 26 1791. 

Aged 75 Years. 


Widow of THOMAS 

COMPTON Died March 26*** 
180f Aged 75 Years. 

In South aisle on floor. Two fragments of brass 
inscriptions, a skull between them. 

Provideant Cunti. Gloria Mundi. 

8. aisle. Arms : Per fesse, gu and az : an escutcheon 
within an orle of martlets, Ar.; impaling Ar, a lion ramp, 
gu. on a chief sa, 3 escallop shells of the field — a crescent 
for difference. 

Bicardo Board g. obiit i festo nativitat dni mdcclxxxii estat l et 
Sarah nxor ejns qua obiit vi die Oct. a.d. mdcclxv. 

Arms on the dexter side as before impaling gu, on a 
fess erm between 3 mullets, or, 2 crescents endorsed of 
the field. 

Gnlielmi Board g obiit xxvi die Jvlii mdccxc aat' lx et Harriot 
Grodolphin vxor ejus qnes obiit iv die Septembris a.d. mdcccix. 

Small white marble tablet in South aisle. 




late of Paxbill Park, Sussex, 

who departed this life. 

February 29«» 1840. 

Aged 43 Years. 


Tablet, white marble upon black. 





Paxhill Park. 

in this county 

bobn oct. xi. mdcclxix. 

died july xix. mdcccxxx. 

White marble monument upon black; arms in white^ 
marble above. 





WHO DIED 26th JULY 1790. AGED 60 YEARS. 

















DIED 14th JULY 1811 AGED 66 YEARS. 












White marble slab on variegated grey. A white 
marble urn above and arms in colours below : per fesse 
gules and azure, 8 martlets argent ; in fesse point 


aD inescutcheon of pretencoi arg. impaling gules a 
chevron ermine between, 3 buckles, or. Orest, a lamb ? 





















White marble monument on variegated red marble. 
Oval tablet upon obelisk. 

To the Memory of 


late of CHICHESTER in the 

covNTY of Sufsex. 

who Died at this Place. 

26*^ of October 1791 

Aged 78 Years. 

Marble tablet, supported by pilasters, pediment and 
urn above. 

In Memory of 

M" MARY BRETT, Late of 

this Parish Widow who departed 

this Life May the 1«* 1750 

Aged 60 Years. 

Also the Body of 

M" MARY BRIGDEN Eelict of 'the 

Late Eev^ william brigden 

A.M. Eector of Folkington and 

West Dean in this County who 

departed this life July the 26"* 1764. 

Aged 59 Years. 

1 There are wills of the Board family at Somerset Honse ; but at the time 
this list was compiled the Literary Department of the Probate Registry was closed, 
and I have had no opportunity since of making a search. — A. B. B. 


Shield in gold and colours over W. end of S. chapel. 
Inscription round the shield. 

Mementote Dorotheam Newton quae obiit v*® die mens Octobris 
anno domini mdgcxxx astat xxxix ann. 

Shield of Arms ; within a lozenge Ar, a lion rampant 
sa, charged in the shoulder with a cross pattfee of the 

Over W. arch to N. Chapel. Shield : Az. 3 garbs in 
fesse between 3 crowns, or, impaling gu, on a bend or, 
between 6 plates 3 torteaux ; a chief erminois. Inscrip- 
tion round the shield. 

Carolns lollands q. obiit die mens a.d. mdccclxvi eetat lxxxii et 
Sarah uxor ej. q. obiit die mens a.d. mdcccxxxviii eetat lxi . . . 

Crest, a martlet on an esquire's helmet. 

Blue marble stone in floor of S. porch of Lindfield 




WHO DIED JANVAET 15*** 1761. 




AVGVST 31 ? 



(Beginning at the North-East End.) 

In Memory of Elizabeth wife of William Weston who died Sep'. 10th 
185 1 Aged 69 years. 

. (Back) 
In Memory of William Weston who died Jane 11 1848 in the 74th 
Year of his Age. 

Two High Tomha Bailed.^ {North Side.) 
In Memory of Thomas son of Thomas and Faith Compton who 
departed this life (at Capel Curig in North Wales where his mortal 
remains are deposited) on the 4th September 1850 in the 47th Year of 
his age. Also of Elizabeth Compton (sister of the above) who died 
January 28th 1859 Aged 52 years. Also of Ann Compton who died 
Feb'y. 4th 1878 Aged 68 Years: 


{West Side.) 
In Memory of Charles Henry youngest son of Thomas and Faith 
Compton who died 29th Dec'. 1844 Aged 20 years. 

(South Side.) 

In Memory of Faith wife of Thomas Compton who departed this life 
on the 16th July 1850 in the 67th year of her age. 

In Memory of Thomas Compton who departed this life on the 13th 
Jantary 1854. Aged 83 years. 

(East Side.) 
In Memory of Samuel second son of Thomas and Faith Compton who 
died 16th April 1846 Aged 33 Years. 

High Tomb.— (South Side.) 
In this Vault are deposited the remains of Anna the wife of Henry 
Van Bodicoate Esq. who departed this life on the Ist Reptemher 1825 
MT bl. 

(East Side.) 
Also the Remains of Harriot Louisa Wife of Daniel Nixon Esq. And 
Daughter of Henry Van And late Anna Bodicoate His Wife who 
Departed this life 31st December a.d. 1829. mt 19. 

Sacred to the Memory of Angela Fanny Daughter of Henry Williams 
Esq. and Harriot Louisa his Wife Who died August 20th 1838 Aged^ 
ten Months three weeks and four Days. 

Sacred to the Memory of Thomas Mason who Died Noyember 22nd 
1831 ? Aged 59 Years. 
Jane his Wife who Died August 28 1842. Aged 66 Years. 

(On Back.) 
Weep not for me; but weep for yourselyes and for your children. St. 
Luke chap. 23, 28 yerse. 

Double Headstone (two Cherubs^ heads). 
In Memory of William Powell Late of this Parish who departed this 
Life August 80th 1778 Aged 48 Years. Also Jenny Wife of William 
Powell who departed this Life June 12th 1782. Aged — Years. 

Son of Powell. 

To the Memory of Mary Wood who Died Sep'. 27th 1850 Aged 72 

She was the Faithful Servant of the late Mrs. Ann Powell. 

Here lieth y« body of John Skinner who departed (rest sunk) 

In Memory of William Backshell who departed this life the 17th of 
the 11th month 1849 Aged 38 Years. 



I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to 
keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day. 2 Tim. i, 


Sacred to the Memory of Mary Braithwaite who departed this Life 
May 25th 1848 Aged 37 Years. 

8he was a Believer in the Resurrection and the Life — he that 
believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. 

In Memory of Mr. Gleophas Comber who departed this life the 22 
Day of August 1801 Aged 40 Years. 

The Rising Mom cannot asure (sic) 
For Death stands ready at the Door 
To take our lives away 

Remember Death. 

Memory of 
Charles Comber 
Of this Parish 
Departed this Life 
April the 11th 

Aged 67 Years. 

Double Headstone, 


Memory of 

Sarah Comber 

Wife of 

Charles Comber 

of this Parish 

Departed this Life 

7th July 1815 
Aged 58 Years. 

Also of William Henry Comber son of Thomas & Rebecca Comber 
Departed this Life 11th Nov'. 1821 Aged 10 Months 

Also Charles Comber their son Departed this Life 16th Dec'. 1821. 
Aged 4 years. 

The great Jehovah from above 
An Angel bright did send 
To fetch his little harmless doves 
To joys that never end. 

Mr. Cleophas Comber 

Indecipherable, perishing. 

In Memory of John Lintot who departed this Life 6 day of Feby. in 
1762. Aged 69 Years. 

Here Lyeth the Body of Timothe Lintott who departed this Life y® 17 
day of Janu . . . [rest sunk) 

Here lyeth the Body of Thomas Lintott who departed this Life y^ 7 
day of February 1719 Aged 64 Years. 

(Name obliterated,) Here lies a loving Husband 
And a (sic) Indulgent Father 
When God doth please 
We will follow at his . . . 


(Name obliterated.) Beneath this Stone the Body is Laid Off (sic) 
one off (sic) whom it may be said 

Natural . . . great extensive mind 
A peace fnll man a Husba*^^ kind 
A neighbour good • . . and just. 

High Tomb.— (North Panel.) 
Underneath this stone lies the flemains of Mrs. Ann Hamlin Wife of 
John Hamlin of Sunt Oent who died March the 30th 1771 Aged 41 

Sincere she was in duty to her God 
For sc . . . paths of woe she trod 
As Wife and Mother she a pattern shone 
Beloved by many, and dislik'd by none 

(South Side.) 
Also underneath this stone lies the Remains of John Hamlin (of 
Sunt in this Parish) Oent who departed this Life the 26th of May 1774 
Aged 52 Years. 

Here Lyeth the Body of Elizabeth Wife of Oeorge Martin^ who Died 
Mfo^ 1723 Ag . . . 

Double Headstone. 
In Memory of Oeorge Martin Senior of Kenwards who departed this 
Life July the 15th 1779 Aged 54 Years. Also Sarah Martin Daughter 
of Oeorge and Jenny Martin Formerly of Kenwards in this Parish who 
died May 18th 1814 Aged 57 Years. 

Inscribed on back oj footstone to foregoing. 
In Memory of Oeorge son of OefOrge & Eliz*** Martin Junior of 
Kenwards Died 25 of June 1783. Aged 2 years 9 months. 


In Memory of Stephen Martin Son of Stephen and Sarah Marten (sic) 
who departed this Life the 11th of Jan^ 1739 Aged 26 Years. 

To the Memory of Sarah Marten (wife of Stephen Marten) who 
departed this Life the 9th of Jan'y 1741. Aged 55 Years. 

Headstone (CheruVs ? head and wings). 
In Memory of Stephen Marten (Husband of Sarah Marten) who 
departed this Life y« 20th of Sep' 1757 Aged 78 Years (Also to the 
Memory of) Stephen Marten Son of Oeorge and Jane Marten (rest sunk). 

' Partionlars of different members of the Martin family have been published in 
seyeral yolnmes of the '* S. A. C' The family of Marten and Martin is widely 
spread oyer Sussex and Surrey. I haye about 230 wills and administrations of 
the name from the Principal Begistry from all counties, and note the following 
as of Sussex: — Marten of Eartham, Chiltington, Growhurst, Crawley, Lamber- 
hurst, Telscomb, New Bhoreham, Rye, Itchenor, West Firle, Keymer, Ifield, 
Burwash, Bodmell, Cowfold, Hastings, Maresfield, Brightling, Littlehampton, 
Oying, Westboume, Mayfield, Questling, East Grinstead, Horsted Keynes, Chiches- 
ter. There are also many Marten and Martin wills at Lewes and Chichester. 
Chatfield wills (see p. 162) are to be found in the Lewes Begistry, and in the 
Fferogatiye Court.— A. B. B. 


On back of foots tone : to George & Jane Marten IN Memory of 
Charlotte Daughter of . . . and Ann Ma[rten] . . . 

In Memory of James Marchant of Great Walstead who departed y" 
Life Nov. y« I3tli 1765 Aged 81 Years. 

In Memory of Mary y® Wife of James Marchant of Great Walstead 
who departed y" Life Dec' 20th 1766 Aged 69 Years. 

Inscription on headstone hopelessly gone. 

Bail (next to Headstone to Stephen Marten, 1787). 
In Memory of Jane Brown Wife of Abel Brown who Died March 28rd 
1852 A^ed 69 Years. 

In Memory of Abel Brown who Died Dec' 23rd 1835 Aged 78 Years. 

High tomb cracked on top. 
No inscription on top or sides. Close to north transept window. 

Flat Stone. 
Without inscription , next to Rail to Brown. 


Sacred to the Memory of Mr. John Edwards Late of Lothbury in the 
City of London Who Departed this Life. January 26th 1842. Aged 
63 Years . . . Also Ann wife of the above Who Departed this Life 
April 1st 1842 Aged 60 Years. 

Flat Stone. 

No inscription. 


In Memory of Elizabeth Pim Daughter of Richard and Frances Pirn 
Who Departed this Life February The 1st 1790 Aged 23 Years Also 
of Henry Pim Son of John and Mary Pim who Departed this Life 
Nov' The . . . 179^? 

Headstone with words . . . Aged — Years. 


Sacred to the Memory of M— W— November 30. 1836 Aged 86 


Sacred to the Memory of Mary Ann Wife of James King who Died 
February 16th 1840. Aged 53 Years. 

Sacred to the Memory of Mary King Wife of Ja» King who died 
March 27. 1817. Aged 28 Years. 

Also Eliza Sophia King daughter of Ja' and Eliza King died May 
13th 1849 Aged 1 Year and 2 months. 


In Memory of Mary Avery who departed this Life October 8th 1845 
Aged about 71 Years. 

Also William Avery who departed this Life January 4th 1846 Aged 
69 Years. 

To the Memory of Hannah wife of Anthony Lucas, who departed this 
Life Oct. 10th 1831 Aged 66 Years. 

In Memory of Richard Pim who Died Oct. 17. 1781. Aged 46 



Near this Place Lies y« Body of Phebe DaugLt. of Walter & Phebe 
Cbatfeild who died Feb^^ y« 8 174§ ? (rest sunk). 

Near this Place is inter'd the Body of John y« Son of Walter and 
Phebe Cbatfeild who departed this Life . . . 

Near this Place is interred y* Body of Walter Son of Walter & Phebe 
Chatfield who departed this Life May 16 1742 Aged 10 days. 

Sacred to the Memory of M' Thomas Dayey who Departed this Life 
July 22nd 1836 Aged 77 Years. 

Li Memory of Bichard Tamer who Died November 18th 1768 Aged 
21 Years. 

Long was my Pain, great was my grief, 
Surgeon* I'd many, but no Relief 
I trust through Christ to rise with the just 
My Leg and Thigh was buried fir(st.) 

In Memory of Francis Comber who died February 17th 1820 Aged 
59 Years. 

Also Jane daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Comber who died June 
9th 1817 Aged 17 Years. 

Likewise Elizabeth Sister to the above died March 9th 1822 Aged 
26 Years 

In Memory of Elizabeth Wife of Francis Comber who Died May 15th 
1831. Aged 59 Years. 

In Memory of Richard Gunter who departed this Life y® 13th day of 
March 1760 Aged 90 Years. 

In Memory of Sibbil Relict of Richard Gunter who died Jan^^ 2. 1772 
Aged -^7 Years. 

In Memory of Mrs. Ann Bine Second Wife of John Bine Late of 
Lindfield who died Jan'y 29th 1808 Aged 89 Years. 

Sacred to the Memory of Elizabeth Wife of James Pim who departed 
this Life Sep. 30 1849. Also of Frances Daughter of James and 
Elizabeth Pim who departed this Life June 9th 1850. 

{Cherub's heads and clouds.) 
In Memory of Elizabeth Wife of John Bine of East Maskels who 
departed — Dec' y® 31. 1762 (rest sunk) 

High tomb. 
Inscription gone. 

Here is interred y® Body of John Cbatfeild who departed y" Life Sept. 
y« 27. 1726 in the 2l8t Year of his age. 

Here is interred y« Body of John Chatfeild Senior who died Jun . • . 
y« 5. 1714 Aged 66 Years. 

Near this Place Lieth inter'd the Body of John the Son of Walter 
& Phebe Chatfield who departed this Life (rest sunk) 

In Memory of John Beard who departed this Life March the 26th 
1770 Aged 48 Years. 

In Memory of Ann the Wife of John Beard Died March 27th 1752 
Aged 89 ? Years. 

I Sleep at Rest and feel no pain 
I Trust in Christ to Rise again. 


{Cherub^ 8 head above,) 
In Memory of Stephen Martin of this Parish at the Bridge who died 
the 28 of Octoher in 1757 in the 70th year of his Age. 

In Memory of Sarah Martin wife of Stephen Martin of this Parish 
Yeoman who died at Laughton 28 Fehraary 1790 Aged 77 Years. 

In Memory of Thomas Son of Francis and Elizabeth Comber who 
Died 22 October 1803 Aged 9 Years. 

When Death was sent from Ood above 
So suddenly to part our Love 
No Friends, nor yet Physician's Art, 
Gould then prevent his fatal Dart. 

In Memory of Thomas Stanbridg who Died August 12th 1811 Aged 
58 Years. 

Verse as on foregoing. 

In Memory of Ann Avery who departed this life February 26th 1846 
Aged 77 years. Also Edmund Avery who departed this life January 
17th 1848 Aged 80 years, 

In Memory of Mrs. Mary Mackrell Who Dept. (sic) This Life Oct. y« 
21. 1778. Aged 71 Years. Also M" Eliz*^ Mackrell {sunk). 

Sacred to the Memory of Ann the wife of John Meads who departed 
this life August 29th 1846. Aged 82 Years Also William Son of 
John and Ann Meads who departed this life Feb'^^ 4th 1885 Aged 40 
Years Likewise Thomas Son of John and Ann Meads who departed 
this life April 6th 1838 Aged 28 Years. Blessed are the dead which 
die in the Lord. 

Sacred to the Memory of John Meads Died November 20th 1826. 
Aged 67 Years 

Afflictions sore long time I bore, &c — • 

Also Mary Ann Newnham Daughter of John & Ann Meads who Died . 
January. 14th 1816 Aged 24 Years. 

In Memory of Richard Last ? Who died May. 

Double Headstone, 

In Memory of Mary Wife of John Marten Late of this Parish who 
departed this Life Jan 5th 1773 Aged 74 Years. 

Also John Marten who departed this Life Sep 22. 1776. Aged 73 

And Also Sarah Daughter of Thomas & Ann Marten who departed 
this life April 28th 1780 {sunk) 


In Memory of Susan the wife of John Anscombe who died May 8th 
1835 Aged 88 Years. Also Harriett the Wife of Amon Anscombe 
who died March 25th 1847 Aged 24 Years. 

Railed'in Headstone, 
In Memory of Francis Sutton Newberry Eldest Son of Tho' Raikes 
Newberry and Elizabeth his Wife, who died June 28th 1826 Aged 12 
Years. Also of Garr William Newberry their youngest son who died 
May 15th 1886 Aged 12 Years. 


Bail (South Side.) 
In Memory of William Coomfcer who died November 1^? 1819. 
Aged 13 Years Also Charles Coomber who died July 2drd 1851 
Aged 22 Years. 

Why do we moam departing friends 
Or shake at death's alarms 
Tis but the voice that Jesus sends 
To call them to his arms. 

Sacred to the Memory of William Wicking Died November 27th 
1826 Aged 52 Years. 

Here Lyeth the Body of Ann the Wife of Drew Hills who departed 
y» Life may (sic) the 15th 1730 Aged 47 (Years) 

In Memory of John Child of this Parish who died April y« 23. 1765 
Aged 60 Years 

In Memory of John Child who Died April y« 3d 1746. Aged 7^ 

In Memory of Elizabeth Wife of John Child who Died December the 
23rd 17f 6 Aged 83 Years 

Sacred to the memory of Phoebe wife of Richard Uwins who died 
Jan^ 4th 1818 in the 29th Year of Her Age 

Lo 1 here I lie with my two babes 

All covered with clay 
Hoping with joy to meet the Lord 
At the eternal day. 

In Memory of Henry Morley who died Feb^^ 17th 1837 Aged 75 years. 
Also of Dorothy His Wife who died June 23rd 1839 Aged 86 years. 

Double Headstone, 

In Memory of 
Sarah wife of 
' Francis Bennett 
who Departed this Life 

10 September 
1827 Aged 77 years 


To the Memory of 

Francis Bennett 

who Departed this 

Life January 20th 

1830 Aged 92 years. 

Virtuous when Single ; to her Husband Just 
A tender Parent mouldering in the Dust 
The soul prepared at Heaven . . . sublime 
She waited till the Lord's appointed time. 

Sacred to the Memory of Henry Purvey who Died March 10th 1851 
Aged 71 years 10 months. 

My flesh shall slumber in the ground 
Till the last trumpet's joyful sound 
Then burst the chains ^ith sweet surprise 
And in my Saviour's Image rise. 


In Memory of Charlotte Brooker who died April 28 1839. Aged ^ 

In Memory of William Bish who departed this life Aagust 31 18f 0. 
Aged 78 years. 

In Memory of Jane wife of William Bish who died Feb'y 14 1852 In 
the ninety-ninth year of her age. 

(All the foregoing inscriptions on North Side of Churchyard.) 

South' West Side. 
High tomb near Tower (railed). On South side of Tomb. 
Sacred to the Memory of Captain William Preston R.N. of Board 
Hill in the Parish of Cuckfield who died deeply and universally lamented 
December 12th 1851. At the age of 52. 

To him to live was Christy and to die was gain. 
Sacred to the Memory of Susannah wife of John Brown who died 29th 
Nov' 1853 Aged 73 years. 

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear 
no evil for thou art with me ; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 
Psalm xxiii. 4. 

Sacred to The Memory of Jane Fairhall wife of Thomas Fairhall who 
departed this life May 7th 1849 Aged 82 years. Blessed are the dead 
which die in the I^ord. 

Also of the above Thomas Fairhall who departed this Life March 16th 
1842 Aged 71 years. In life beloved ; in death lamented. 

Low Tomhy double railed. 
To the Memory of the Rev*- George Haygarth of Gibb's Hall Dent, 
Yorkshire Vicar of Hove and 33 years perpetual Curate of Wivelsfield 
both in this County born March 11th (or 4th) 1763 died March 20th 1840 
having been 50 years a faithful labourer in his Master's vineyard. I 
know that my Redeemer liveth. 

In the same vault are interred the remains of Mary relict of the Rev** 
George Haygarth Born March 28th 1795 Died June 22nd 1861 

Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 1 Thess. 
iv. 14. 

Sacred to the Memory of Henry Meads who departed this life June 
22nd 1848 Aged 49 years. Also Jane Meads Wife of the above who 
departed this life March 30th 1839 Aged 32 years. 
'* 1 fear no foe with thee at hand to bless/' etc. 
Sacred to the Memory of Priscilla wife of Frederick Meads who de- 
parted this life December 26th 1852 Aged 31 years 
When musing sorrow weeps the past 

And mourns the present pain 
How sweet to think of peace at last 
And feel that death is gain. 
Let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall. 1 Cor. x. 


South Side of Church near the entrance to the Tower, 
High tomb, railed. Inscription on Marble Slab let in. 
Here lyeth inter'd the Body of George Newton Esq"^- who departed 
this Life the 27th of September 1740 Aged 51 years 

South side^ against Churchy Flat Stone. 
In Memory of Henry Cox Late of this Parish (died) January 8th 
1810 Also Sarah . . . of Henry Cox . . . 1816. Aged . . . Years. 

Low flat tombs. 

Without inscription. 

Stone marked J. C. 

Stone marked H. C. 


In Memory ot William Penfold who died March 19th 1852 Aged 77 
Years {Nothing at bach,) 

Sacred to the Memory of John Stantord (not Stanford ?) who Died 
February 22. 1839 Aged 73 Y^ears. 

In the midst of Life .we are in Death. 

. , . Lyeth y" Body Grace Witts ? . . . o Departed ... is Life 
y« 17 ... of April 1729 Aged 93 years. 
Headstone without name. 

All you 

that comes 

my Grave to 

See As I am now 

So must you 


Rail in railed off ground South of Church. 
Sacred to the Memory of Ann Daughter of William and Elizabeth 
Vamham of Lindfield who Departed this Life Qct' 16th 1840 Aged 
24 Years. 

Pray, young people when this you see 
Prepare your Lives to follow me 
My time was short,, my glass was run 
God thought it best to call me home. 

All following inscriptions are in South side of Churchyard beginning at 

East end. 

South Side. — Rails, 

Sacred to the Memory . . . Sarah wife of John Ohilcot obiit November 
XX Die Mviii. Etat xlii. . Also Sidney son of the above who died 
February xx Die md . . , xlviii Aged viii years and v months. 

^,B. — Dates indecipherable from having been written over a former 

In Memory of Fanny Daughter of William and Ann Cox who Died 
April 26th 1840 Aged 18 Years Also of Harriot Daughter of the 
above who Died January 24th 1841. Aged 17 Years 


We are two sisters lying here, weep not for us oh ! parents dear 
For 'twas the Lord's appointed time to take ns hence tho' in our prime — 
The Lord gave & the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of 
the Lord. 

Sacred to the Memory of Anne Daughter of John and Sarah Parker 
who Died January 2nd 1832. Aged 2 Years and 8 months. (Four 
lines at back.) 

In Memory of Elizabeth Botting wife of Edward Botting who died 
April 5th 1840 Aged 63 Years 


do not weep, nor grieye for me 
Yon know I must be gone 

1 came upon a visit here 
And now I must return. 

Erected to the Memory of Marchant Pierce (late of this Parish) who 
died 14:th February 1831. Aged 63 Years. 

In Memory of Mary wife of William Hobden who Died March 8th 
1851 Aged 55 Years. 

Also William Budgen their Grandson who Died March 8th 1851. 
Aged 1 Year and 7 Months. 

A tender wife, a friend sincere 
A loving Mother lieth here. 


Sacred to the Memory of William Parker Yeoman of this Parish who 
departed this Life April 22nd 1830 Aged 71 Years. 

In Memory df Ann Wheller. Died April . . . 182 . . • 

In Memory of Henry Carr who Died August 7. 1820 Aged 82 

In Memory of Sarah wife of Henry Carr who Died November 21st 
1816 Aged 69 Years. 

In Memory of Mary the Wife of John Franks Died Feb the 12. in 
1750 Aged 28 Years. 

Short was my time for I was taken in my Prime by such Disease as 
God did please it Should bring me to y® Ground. 

. . . Memory of Francis son of Francis and Ann Parker Died y« L 
• . . 1751. Aged 8 Years. 

Here Lieth the Body of Ann the Wife of Thomas Foord who departed 
this Life July the 19th 1747. Aged |4 Years. 

Here Lieth the Body of Thomas Foord who departed this Life August 
y« 29th 1742 Aged 74 Yeara. 

Elizabeth y® Wife of George Eade who departed this Life July 1st 
1760 Aged 26 Years. 


In Memory of Mrs. Ann Gower Relict of Mr. Jeremiah Gower who 
departed this Life February the 8. 1799 Aged 73 Years. 

(Cherub's Head.) 

In Memory of Ann the Daughter of Will & Cath. Bates who Died 
Feby y« 6. 1784 Aged 20 Years. Also Mary who Died Aug»* y« 16th 
1762 Aged 10 weeli. AUso (sic) Catharine who Died Sep'y® 27. 
1765 Aged 11 weeks Also Barbara who died (sunk) 

In Memory of Ann Daughter of Francis and Ann Parker who died 
22nd December 1807 Aged 67 Years. 

In Memoiy of Thomas Parker Who Died May 1st 1817. Aged 59 

In memory of Frances ? Parker who Died . . . 

In Memory of Ann the Wife of Francis Parker who departed this Life 
April 27th 1800 Aged 82 Years. 

In Memory of Francis Parker who Departed this Life July 21st 1795 
Aged 82 Years. 

In Memory of Sarah Daughter of John and Elizabeth Allin Late of 
this Parish Died May 1st 1810. Aged 31 Years, 
or 4th 

In Memory of John son of John & Elizabetli Allin Late of this Parish 
Died March 26th 1801. Aged SO Years. (Thds stone is broken and 
thrown down,) 

In Memory of Mary Daughter of John & Elizabeth Allin Late of this 
Parish Died January 14th 1801 Aged 33 Years. 

In Memory of John Allin Late of this Parish Died June 27. 1815 
Aged 70 Years. 

In Memory of Elizabeth Allin who died November y® 9th in 1798 
And in the 27 Year of her Age. 

In Memory of Mary the Wife of John Allin who died June 6. 1774 
Aged 74 years. 

(Much encrusted) John Allin ? 

Here lieth the Body of William Allin who Departed y' Life Decem- 
ber y® 29. 1727. Aged 66 years. 

Here Lieth the Body of Faith the wife of William Allin who 
departed y" Life December y® (sunk). 

In Memory of Henry Burtenshaw the son of John and Mary Burten* 
shaw who Died March 11th 1849 Aged 45 years. 

Double Headstone. 
To the Memory of Jane the Wife of Joseph Wheeler who died 
September 9th 1805 Aged 55 years. Also Joseph the son of Joseph 
and Jane Wheeler who Died May 5. 1819 Aged 38 Years. Likewise 
Martha the Wife of Thomas Wileman Daughter of Joseph and Jane 
Wheeler who Died Dec : 25. 1822 Aged 87 Years. 



Double Headstone Ornamented by Crown ? Bays, Trumpet. 

Memory of 
Bichard Son of 
Thomas and Eliz- 
abeth Durrant 
who died Nov y® . 
26th 1743 Aged 
8 Months. 

Inscription illegible. 

In Memory 
of Will Brooks ? 
who died Feb''^ 
the 15 1753 
Aged 27 Years. 

Thomas Son of? 
Thos and Eliza 
Durrant who 
died March y« 
23 1740 Aged 
2 Years. 


Double Headstone. 

of Mary? wife 
of John Durrant ? 
who died Nov' 
the 6th 1758 
Aged 75 Years. 


In Memory of William Allin late of this Parish who departed this life 
Dec 21st 1763 Aged 53 years Also Eliz : his wife who deparjie^ this 
life y« 8 Jan 1752 Aged 34 Years. Likewise of Eliz>» Daugh"^ of 
William & Eliz**» Allin who departed this life March 13. 1752 Aged 6 

In Memory of James Allin Late of Heldbigg who departed this Life 
January 15. 1750? Aged 84 Years Also Eliz : his Wife who departed 
this life June 20th 1768 Aged 49 Years. 

In Memory of William Wood of this Parish Died May the 25th in 
1750 in the 55 Year of his Age. 

Headstone near Burtenshaw Bail, 
Near here Lyeth the Body of Rich : Tharp. who died July 5th 1744 
Aged 47 Years. Here Lyeth the Body of Martha y* Widow of the said 
Rich^ Tharp and afterward Wife of John Tapsell who died August 
y« . . .176 (i) Aged . . .Years. 

High Tomb {On the South Side). 


John Pierpoint Surgeon 

Ob. 4 May 1795 E* 34 Years 

M" Hopestill his Daughter 
Ob*- 24 May 1806 E^ 21 Years. 

(On the North Side). 

Matthew Pierpoint Surgeon 

Ob*- 25 February 1790 E*- 62 Years. 

M" Hopestill his wife. 

Ob** 20 March 1766 E*- 70 ? 

Years. . 



High Tomb {Oh Top Slab). 
Here Lieth The Remains 
of Jacob Batchelor Gent 
Son of William Batchelor Gent 
And Eleanor? His Wife who Died 
Feb. 2. 1769 Aged 8^ ? Years. 
Also of Mary His Wife 
and Daughter of Matthew 
and Susanna Martin ? Who Died 
April 8 177| Aged 8— Years. 
Headstones. • 
In Memory of Ann ? Wife of John Wheeler ? 
In Memory of John Wheeler who Died April y« 11. 1778. Aged 38 
Years Also of Timothy his son who Died March y« 16 1767 ? Aged 13 

In Memory of George Wheeler son of Joseph and Jenny Wheeler 
Who departed This Life {sunk). 

Headetone, Flat {between John and George Wheeler omitted). 
In Memory of Charles and Mary Son and Daughter of John and Mary 
Wheeler ? Mary Died . . . Aged . . . Years . . . Charles Died 
Dec ... 

Headstone {Cherub's Head above). 
In Memory of Benjamin Chinery of this Parish who died 24th of July 
1766 Aged 66 years 

In Memory of Benjamin Wood son of Robert & Ann Wood Died 
June 17th 1794 Aged 18 Years. Also of Sarah Wood Daughter of 
Robert & Ann Wood Died Dec' 15. 1805 Aged 24 Years 
High Tomb, Railed {On South Side). 
Sacred to the Memory of Mary daughter of Robert & Elizabeth 
Wood who died 18th March 1811. Agfed 15 Years. Also of Henry 
their Son who died 25th Oct' 1852 Aged 41 Years. 

{On North Side). 
Sacred to the Memory of M' Robert Wood late of Kenwards in this 
parish who died 11th October 1852 Aged 83 Years. Also of Elizabeth 
his wife who died 18th November 1815 Aged 45 Years. 

{On West Side). 
Also of Ann daughter of Rob* & Eliz*** Wood who died 5th Nov' 
1795 Aged 1 Year. Stephen their son who died 28th June 1808 
Aged 4 Years. Ann their daughter who died 9th July 1808 Aged 2 
years {no inscription on east panel). 

Next low Altar Tomb of Blue Sussex Marble. Very illegible {apparently 
these words at intervals). 
Heere . . . Lindfield in the C . . . Blunt . . . who ... 

High Altar Tomb Sussex Marble. 
No inscription. 

In Memory of Ann Daughter of Rob* & Eiz**^ Wood who died |'* Nov'- 
1795 Aged 1 Year. Also Step . . . their Son who died 28 June 1808 


Aged 4 Years. Also Ann their Daughter who died 9th July 1808 Aged 
2 Years. Also Mary their Daughter who Died 18 March 1811. Aged 
}^ Years. Also Eliz^ wife of Rob* Wood And Mother of the said 4 
Children who died 18th Nov' 1811 Aged 45 Years. 

In Memory of Robert Wood who departed this Life Ma . • . 17 • . , 
Aged . . . Years. 

High Tomb (on the North Side). 

Here Lyeth the Body of Anne Stevens. Daughter of Henry & Anne 
Stevens of this Parish who Departed this Life Dec. 28 1788 in the 21 
Year of her Age. 

{On- South Side,) 

Here lieth the Body of Thomas Pierpoint Son of Matthew & Hopestill 
Pierpoint late of this Parish who Departed this Life Dec' 17. 1788. in 
the 27. Year of his Age. 

Headstone (GheruVa Head.) 

In Memory of Mary Stevens Daughter of Henry <& Anne Stevens of 
this Parish who Departed this Life June 13. 1796 in the 16 Year of her 

Large Railed Tomb {Inscription on Top). 
In Memory of M" Harriet Johnson died 4th December 1846 Aged 
71 Years. Also M" Lois Davis wife of Thomas Rooke Davis who died 
on the 30th November 1862 Aged 82 Years. Also* Miss Caroline 
Davis, bom May 17th 1800 Died April 9th 1874 also Thomas Rooke 
Davis born September 18th 1797 died January 25th 1883. Thy will be 

To the Memory of M' Watt' Heasman of this Parish who departed this 
Life Jan. 24, 1806 Aged 58 Years. Also Jane & Sarah Daughters of 
the above who died in their Infancy. 

Two High Tombs without Inscription. 

In Memory of William son of John & Mary Du . . • den. Died 
Dec' 18 . . . Aged 38 Years. 

Sacred to the Memory of William Trangmar Blaker who departed this 
life Dec' 15th 1815 Aged 2 Years Also of Francis Blaker who 
departed this life Dec' 4th 1826 Aged 14 Years Also of Sarah Trang- 
mar (sic) who departed this life May 11th 1827 Aged 70 Years. Also 
of Francis Blaker who departed this life Sep' 22. 1838. Aged 64 

Double Headstone, 




Wife of 




Departed (sunk) 


To the 







In Memory of Edward Fowle who departed this life December the 
Seventh 1762 Aged Thirty three Years. 

High Tomb (Inscription on Top Obliterated). 

Here is inter'd the Body of H . . y HoUing . . . departed this Life 
'May the 26 day . . . Aged 64. 

Headstone illegible. 
In Memory of Sarah the Wife of John Stevens who departed this Life 
May the 18. 1786 (sunk). 

Memorial Card and Wreath under Olass. 
In affectionate remembrance of Thomas Rooke Davis who departed this 
life January 25th 1883 Aged 85 Years. Job xxix. 11-13. 


The following copy of an inventory of robes belonging 
to Queen Katherine has been communicated to 
the Sussex Archaeological Society by the Right. 
Hon. the Earl of Chichester. The original has 
been placed by his Lordship in the British Museum 
(Add. MS. 32,645, f. 15) :— 

These ben the paeoell of the Robes and fotterubbs 


Firste and formost delivred be the quene commande- 
ment to Katherine Mayfeld a gowne of damaske fourred 
with ermines and that ermines that the gowne was 
fourred with that was a fourrure of a gowne of wyngys 
and for the performing of the same fourrure was taken 
iii. tyrys of the surcot 

Item delivred to Guillemette de Rewe the fourrure of 
sables that was withynne the said gowne of damaske 

Item delivred to Johan Warthall a gowne of blak 
velvet fourred witfi gray with ry ven slyves 

Item delivred to maistresse Darcy a gowne of blak 
velvet upon satyn fourred with gray with trompes slyves 

Item delivred to my lady Leynthall a gowne of yelvet 
upon velvet fourred with ermynes with rohde slyves 

Item delivred to Specyng a gowne of purpuU velv'et 
fourred with ermynes with greet slyves 

Item delivred to the confessor a gowne of blak velvet 
upon velvet that was 'single with rond slyves and the 


said gowne was fourred with a lytil fourrure of ermynes 
withouten slyves and to the performyng of the said, 
fourrure went lii. tyrys of the surcot 

Item delivred to my lady Harpedeyne a gowne of 
velvet upon velvet fourred with ermynes with trompe 

Item delivred to Katherine Mayfeld a fourrure of gray 
with trompe slyves and a paire of gret slyves of gray and 
half of a gret slyve of gray agayn Whithsonneday 

Item delivred to Katherine Stanley agayns Miohelmasse 
a gowne of blak cloth with smalle slyves fourred with 

Item delivred to Agnes Hulfeld a gowne of blak cloth 
fourred with gret menuver with trompes slyves 

Item delivred to Blyzabeth Asteley agayn Miohel- 
masse a gowne of blak cloth fourred weth pured menu- 
ver with ronde slyves 

Item delivred to Blyzabeth Asteley a gowne of blak 
cloth lyned with satyn with trompes slyves 

Item delivred to Hanoe of the warderobe a gowne of 
blak cloth with trompes slyves fourred with bougie^ 

Item delivred to Jehannette Kempe at Estre a gowne 
of blak cloth lyned with bokeram with ronde slyves 

Item delivred to the quene before mysommer a gowne 
of blak cloth sengle and that gowne was fourred with a 
fourrure of gray the whiche was bought of Raoulin 
Skener and to performed (sic) the said fourrure went a 
remenant that was left of a gowne of the quene 

Item delivred to Guillemyn David a manntel of 
damaske fourred with ermynes and the said mantel 
was fourred before with a fourrure of gray and to the 
parformyng of the said manntel fourred with ermynes 
went a paire of gret slyves and a tyre and half of the 

Item delivred to Symkyn Potikary the fourrure of 
grey that was in the manntel of damaske abovesaid the 
whiche fourrure was putted in a lytil gowne of cloth and 
the said gowne was gy ven to the said Potikary 

^ Bougie is lambskin with the wool dressed ontwards, commonly called Budge, 
— B. M. T. 


Item delivred to my lady Pelham a mantel of dueil 
fourred with menuver the whiohe was gyven to her 

Item delivred to Johanette Potwo a kyrtyl of blak 
velvet benethe and damaske above. 

Item delivred to Elizabeth As'teley a kyrtyl of damaske 
lyned with scarlet 

Item delivred to Guillemette de Rewe a kyrtyl of 
blak cloth lyned with scarlet 

Item delivred to Johan Warthalle a kyrtel of blak 
cloth lyned with scarlet and that same kyrtyl was gyven 
afore Bstre 

Item delivred to Jehannette Kempe a kyrtil of blak 
cloth sengle and that was gyven before Bstre 

Item delivred to Jehannette Potow a kyrtil of violet 
sengle and that was gyven at Michelmasse 

Item delivred to Stallowrth a gowne of satin and 
therto went to the fourring of the said gowne a paire of 
gret slyves of sable and a paire of gret slyves of sables 

Item delivred to Thomas Hull a fourrure of kyngys at 
castel of Hartford and that fourrure was with trompes 

Item delivred to Katherine Stanley a gowne of satin 
fourred with ermynes the whiohe fourrure was taken of 
the mantel of vi. tyryrs and xxxvi. bakys of ermyne and 
to the performyng of the same fourrure was taken of the 
mantel of viii. tyrys tHe whiche mantel is in my maistre 
chamberlan keppynge 

Item delivred to the queue at Hartford a book of the 
passion covured with clooth of gold 

Item delivred to my maistre chamberlan a mantel of 
ermyne of viii. tyres the whiche mantel is reshersed 

Item delivred to Jankyn Potikary a gowne of blak 
cloth fourred with the fourrure of trompes slyves of 
sables the whiche f ourrure^is writen withynne the enden- 

Item delivred to the queue at the Hartford a lytel 
before Mychelmasse a book of the doctrine of the 
maydenys in franohe in quoyers of parchemyn. 


Endorsed in a hand of the 17th century : — " Concerning 
Queen Katherine her Bobes delivered by Sir John 
Pelham^ y® younger her chamberlayne." 

[I have to thank the Librarian and Secretary of the 
British Museum (Edward Maunde Thompson, Esq., 
D.C.L., LL.D., F.S.A.) for kindly correcting this proof 
and collating it with the original MS.]— Ed. "S. A. 0." 

> Mr. 0. T. Phillips writes as follows: — "Having been informed that this 
inventory related to the property of Katherine, Qneen of Henry y.> I think the 
subjoined historical notes may be of service. 

" Henry Y. (of Monmonth) was born 1889, and married 8rd June, 1420, Katherine 
of Valois, daughter of Charles VI. of Prance, by whom (on St. Nicholas Day, 1421) 
he had only one child, Henry VI. Henry V. died 31st Aug., 1422, and was buried 
in Westminster Abbey. 

" Katherine was born 27 October, 1401 ; crowned in Westminster Abbey, 21st 
February, 1421. After Henry's death she married secretly one of the King's 
gentlemen-at-arms, Owen Tudor, a Welshman, by whom she had three sons (' and 
a daughter that lived but a while.' — Sir B. Baker's Chron.). The Qneen died Jan. 
8rd, 1437, in the thirty -fifth year of her age, and was buried firstly in the Church 
of St. Katherine by the rower, and, secondly and lastly, in Westminster Abbey 
(ex ' Catherines of History *). She was Shakespeare's ' Kate ' (see ' Henry V.*). 

** To him (Sir John Pelham, who was with Henry V. at the siege of Bouen, 
1418-1419, and who died in 1429) succeeded another Sir John Pelham, also 
Constable of Pevensey Castle, and Chamberlain of the Household to the Consort 
of Henry the Fifth, He used in his deeds a beautiful and elaborate seal, on which 
the two buckles and the * cage^ an emblem of the captivity of the French Kin^ 
(John), are conspicuous (ex. M. A. Lower's * Worthies of Sussex,' p. 43). 

*' The above appears to me conclusive evidence that the Sir John Pelham is the 
one mentioned in the document, and that its date must be between 1420 and 


No. 1. 

Mr Cockayne, Norroy King of Arms, says, " S. A. C," XXXV., 190, 
tliat " no arms exist for tlie connty of Sussex or any other county." 
A county, in fact, is not a corporate body, but a "geographical 
expression," as Prince Metternich, I think, said of Italy. The king- 
dcms of the Heptarcjiy had each undoubtedly, as such, banners, with 
some device or insignia thereon, being the personal ensign of the 
sovereign.^ The South Saxon kingdom, comprehending Sussex, 
Surrey, and some adjacent parts, is said to have borne Six Martlets. 
According to, I believe, the earliest authority on the subject, viz., 
Speed's " Theatrum MagnsB Brittannise," an Atlas and Gazetteer, pub- 
lished in 1616, the arms of the South Saxons are given on one map as 
Oules 6 •martlets or, and on another Azure 6 martlets or. He also 
assigns arms to the Mercian Kings (a saltire) , the East Angles (6 
crowns), the East Saxons (3 scimitars), the Kentish Saxons (a horse 
rampant), the Heathen West Saxons (a griffin), the Christian West 
Saxons (a cross moline), the first Saxon Monarchs (a cross patonce), 
later Saxon Monarchs (a cross patonce between 4 martlets), and to 
other princes and kingdoms. It is singular that to the " first Kings 
of Wales " he gives a cross moline fitch^e, and to " the later Kings 
of Wales " the same bearing between 4 martlets. 

The question now arises. What is the authority for these heraldic 
attributions ? We have no contemporary evidence, pictorial or 
written, for any of them; but this is deplorably deficient, at the 
■period of the Heptarchy, for a host of customs, and is simply 
negative. Coins, however, afford evidence that cannot be set aside. 
On the coins of Ethelbert, King of Kent, we find the Horse, which we 
may fairly suppose was pictured on the banner of Horsa. A raven 
appears on a coin of Anlaf , King of Northumberland. This device 
was worked on the enchanted Danish Standard mentioned in Asserts 
" Life of Alfred." * The standard of Wessex, the historians tell us, 
in the eighth century was a dragon. Now, Baldwin, Earl of Devon, 
who died 1155, bore a griffin on his seal. Baldwin's two sons and 
his grandson, all Earls of Devon, also exhibited the griffin on their 
seals. Devonshire formed a part of the Kingdom of Wessex, and 
the Earls, perhaps, assumed the traditional standard of Wessex.^ The 
arms of Cornwall as borne by its early Dukes are said to have been 15 

1 The Bayenz Tapestry testifieB to the existence of ensigns on both banners and 
shields, borne as well by the Saxons as Normans. Vide ''Antiquities of 
Heraldry," Chap. YIII., and Plates. 

1 and » " Antiquities of Heraldry," p. 163. 



bezants. This real or imaginary charge was recognized and adopted 
by Cornish families from the time of Henry II. to a great extent, as 
shown by Mr. Lower in the Appendix to his "Curiosities of 
Heraldry." * In a MS., " Life of Offa, King of Mercia," by Mathew 
Paris, who died 1259, are drawings of several coats of arms. Argent 
a Saltier or is depicted on a flag and also on a shield as the bearing of 
Offa.* We have evidence as early as Edward I. of the arms of St. 
George, St. Edmund, St. Edward, and St. Cuthbert,® and in Planch6's 
" Roll of Arms " of the same date, " le Roi St. Edwarde " is said to 
have borne Azure 3 crovms or and Azure a cross patonce between 4 
maHlets or J 

The so-called arms of the Confessor are evidently founded on or 
taken fcom (at some period) the Roman coin of a cross between 4 
doves, which strikingly resembles the standard of one of the cohorts 
in the fifth century, viz., the Constantiani. The types of the Roman 
coinage were used by both Britons and Saxons.® But no coins of the 
South Saxons (if they ever had any) have come down to us . These, 
therefore, cannot be the foundation for the 6 martlets, their supposed 
bearings. We have seen that Speed attributes to the " later Saxon 
monarchs " and to " the later Kings of Wales " a cross between 
4 martlets. In a note ® are given other arms, attributed by Speed to 
various other sovereigns, which have certainly not been preserved (if 
they ever existed). What conclusion, then, can we come to but that 
all these ensigns are imaginary and fanciful ? that they have been 
invented to gratify the desire to know what were or might have been 
the ensigns of the persons in question. Speed we don't suppose was 
the inventor, but put on record the current fictions, whether fabricated 
by the inventive heralds of the Elizabethan period, or by earlier 
forgers we have no means of knowing. 

We thus arrive at a tabula rasa in respect to the "arms of 
Sussex " as being inherited through centuries from the bearings of 
the South Saxons. It is not a pleasing task to dissipate the 

* Ibid., p. 154. 
» Ibid., p. 158. 

8 Ibid., p. 159. In the *' Herald and Genealogist," Vol. XIIT., is an elaborate 
article by Mr. Longstaffe on the arms of St. Cnthbert and of the See of Dnrham. 

7 « Genealogist," Jnlj, 1886, p. 149. Froissart, describing the banner of the 
Confessor as borne by Richard II. on his expedition to Ireland, blazens it as a 
cross patonc6 between 4 doves, and the same monarch gave to Robert De Yere the 
title of Duke of Ireland, with permission to bear azure 8 crowns or within a 
bordnre argent (" Antiquities of Heraldry," p. 156). 

• " Antiquities of Heraldry," p. 167. 

' Odo, Bp. of Bayeuz — a lion rampant and crosier. 
Clinton, Saxon Earl of Winchester — 6 crowns. 
Bevia, Earl of Southampton — 3 lions passant. 
Aurelius Ambrosius, King of the Britons — argent a cross gules. 
Constantius, another King — the same. 

Uter Pendragon — the same. — All these three were buried at Stonehenge about 
A.D. 500 ! 

King Siebert, founder of the TJniyersity of Cambridge— 3 crowns. 
Elfred, founder of Oxford University — a cross patonc^. 
Uniyersity College, 872 — a cross patono^ between 4 martlets. 
Otho, Duke of Saxony and Earl of York — 2 lions passant. 


interesting illusion that tlie Sonth Saxons of to-day are not only 
descended from tlie South Saxons of a thousand years ago, but that 
the ensigns now so widely borne as the hereditary " arms of Sussex " 
have nothing at all to do with the old South Saxons, but must have 
had a different origin, which I will now try to ascertain. 

We have to ascertain at what period the 6 martlets began to be 
used as the county arms, whether they were taken from Speed's 
book, or Speed or his predecessors had found them already in use as 
the county arms, and presumed they were derived from the South 
Saxons. In a folio engraved plate, now before me, called "Plate 
139," from some work apparently published in the last century, are 
engraved, " The Seals of the several Counties, etc., in England and 
Wales." The arms attributed to Sussex are Ermine on a chief 
indented, a lion passant on a shield in front of a castellated building. 
These resemble the arms of the city of Chichester, and the bearings, 
with the exception of the lion, were those of the Earl of Moreton, 
Lord of Pevensey Bape. Several of the seals have in the background 
a castle, which will be explained presently. The county of Bucks 
gives a swan ducally gorged.^® Essex and Notts display a cross 
raguly between 3 crowns, and Ely 3 crowns. Leicestershire exhibits 
a cinqfoil, being the bearing of the early Earls of Leicester. 
Montgomeryshire the arms of Boger, Earl of the County, viz., a lion 
rampant within a bordure. Badnorshire the arms of Mortimer. 
Glamorganshire, the 3 chevrons of the house of Clare. 

It is well known that ancient boroughs, monastic establishments, 
and other corporations took the arms, with some variation, of their 
founders or patrons. Thus in Sussex, the arms of Warren, appear 
early on the seal of the Prior of St. Pancras at Lewes, whilst the seal 
of the latter borough consists of the arms of Warren and Braose, and 
that of Seaford contains the eagle of the family of Acquila, lords of 
the Honour of the Eagle, in which it is situate. I have sometimes 
thought that the 6 swallows borne by the ennobled family of Arundel, 
on the presumption that they took their name from Arundel in 
Sussex, and were of the race of the Earls of Arundel, gave rise to the 
6 martlets of Sussex. But that idea gives way to investigation. Mr. 
Pym-Yeatman, it is true, in his elaborate " History of the House of 
Arundel " sanctions this connection, but Mr. Bond, in his review of 
the work,^^ disproves this altogether, and shows negatively that 
" Boger Arundel," the Domesday tenant of several manors in 
Somersetshire, was not in any wise related to the owners of Arundel 
Castle. His name, in fact, is not territorial (the prefix de being 
absent) but personal, like other names in Domesday, as Alis, Gjffard, 
Marmion, Paganell, Peverell, etc., and I am told the name as a 
personal name is met with in Yorks., and also Fitz Arundel, in the 
Cartulary of Whitby Abbey. 

i<> In *' Qenealogist,'' YII., 242, is engraven a plate of the swans of Bohnn. 
1. The Bohnn swan from the monumental brass of Eleanor Countess of Bucks at 
Westminster, 1399. 2. Arms of the Borough of Buckingham. 8. Arms of the 
Borough of Chipping Wycomb, both consisting of the swan, dnoally collared. 

" ** Genealogist," Vol. I., New Series. 


It now behoves us to inquire if the 6 martlets of Sussex could 
have had an armorial origin in the county from any family who bore 
those charges. The martlet (little martin), as an heraldic charge, is 
comparatively rare ; not half-a-dozen coats containing it are met with 
in the thirteenth century ;^* subsequently it was used to " difference " 
a coat of arms. In the earliest Roll of Arms we have (Glover's), 
1240-5, we meet with these instances : — Wm. de Valence barruly an 
orle of martlets ; Patrick de Cadurcis (Chaworth) barruly only, but 
in the next reign with an orle of martlets ; Merley, Mounteney, 
Fumivall, and Faucombe, with martlets; and one Sussex name, 
Prank de Boun,^' Oules a crescent ermine with an orle of martlets ermine. 
It is remarkable, however, that in " Charles* Roll," temp. Edw. I., he 
discontinued the martlets and bore three crescents only, not from 
caprice, as some might suppose, but because, according to the custom 
of the time, the occasion for it had ceased, as the property symbolized 
by it had gone out of his possession. In Charles* Roll we meet 
with some of the same names, with the same charges as in *' Glover's 

Roll," and, in addition, Gt)dfrai de B. E , sable 6 martlets, or 

3, 2, 1 ; Henry de Appleby, azure 6 martlets or 3, 2, 1 ; and other 
names bearing martlets, viz., Someri, De la Bere, Waleis, Pigod, 
Lutterell, and Munteney, as also that of Wm. Painell, a Sussex man, 
who bore argent 2 bars az. with an orle of 9 martlets gules. In the 
Harleian RoU,^* temp, Edw. I. or II., Sir Wm. Paynell bore or 2 
bars az. with an orle of 6 martlets gules. This Sir Wm. married 
Margaret, d. and h. of Sir John de Gattesden, Knt., Sheriff of Sussex, 
who had married Hawise Savage, an heiress, by whom he obtained 
Broadwater and other properties. His wife had issue by her first 
husband. Sir Wm. de Camoys, but none by Paynell. The latter was 
summoned to Parliament as a Baron 1304, but died 1317 s.p. He re- 
founded Hardingham Priory, and in 1294 was lord of Norton in 
Bishopstone and Denton. 

We now come to a small group of Sussex men who bore martlets, 
not mentioned in early rolls. First in importance is the coat of War- 
deux of Bodiam (" S. A. C," Vol. IX., p. 282), which is carved on the 
portals of Bodiam Castle, which was built in the time of Edward III. 
This was 6 martlets. Sir Henry de Wardeux was Knt. of the shire 
1302. A contemporary of his, John de Ratyngdene, was also Knt. of 
the shire 1319-22-28-30. The arms of Ratyngdene, according to Sir 
Wm.Burrell (MSS. Brit. Mus., 6695, p. 613), were az. 6 martlets arg. 
3, 2, 1 ; but, unfortunately, he does not give his authority. Possibly 
this coat had a cognate origin with that of Wardeux.^^ The family 
of Hay of Robertsbridge (temp. JJdw. IV.) and of Battle, according 
to the Visitations, bore 6 martlets, and 2 more on a fess. The 

i> *' Antiquities of Heraldry.'' 

15 See pedigree, << S. A. 0.," XX., 23. He died 1273, leaving a son, John, who 
died 1284. 

H " Genealogist," Jan., 1886, p. 38. 

16 We have seen in the paper in this volume on the '* Origin of some Sussex 
Arms " that the bearers of 8 crescents mostly derived that coat from a common 
source. This is also proved of many bearings in the genealogical tables in my book 
on the "Antiquities of Heraldry.** 


latter was probably an addition or " difference " at an early period. 
Roger de Haia was Sheriff of the county temp. Henry II. ; and several 
members of the family occur early in the Catalogue of Battle Abbey 
Charters. The name occurs once only in the early rolls as bearing 
a sun. Covert bore a fess ermine between three martlets; and 
Cheney of Warbleton ermine 3 martlets on a bend. Board of Board 
Hill bore 6 martlets in orle, which probably they assumed on rising 
into importance temp. Hen. VIII. ^^ 

In the "Herald and Genealogist" (IV., 213, and V., 193) is a learned 
and very instructive article on " Sheriffs' Seals,"^^ by Mr. F. J. 
Baigent, relating chiefly to the seals (with engravings) of the Sheriffs 
of Hants. As his first specimen he gives the blazon of the seal of Sir 
Wm. de Overton, Sheriff of Hants 31 Edw. III. Then he gives an 
engraving of the seal of Gilbert Wace, who was sheriff of Berks and 
Oxon 46 and 49 Bdw. III., on which was a castle in the background 
with a shield of his arms in front, which is the precise character of 
the seals of subsequent sheriffs. With respect to the first appearance 
of this class of seals, Mr. Baigent remarks : — " These seals, I am in- 
clined to believe, first made their appearance in the latter part of the 
fourteenth century, and I do not think their origin can be carried 
back to an earlier period. As to their use, it must be borne in mind 
that the duties of the olden sheriffs were not only different, but far 
more numerous than those required from their successors of the pre- 
sent day: in a few words they held, in addition to their present 
duties, the offices of Lord Lieutenant and Gustos Botuhrum, and were 
receivers* not only of the crown rents, fines, and amerciaments, but 
even custodians of the royal castles, and of all the royal property 
within their respective counties. Moreover, in olden times the 
appointment was not limited, as at present, to a single year, but was 
held during the King's pleasure, so that it was not unusual to find 
the same person holding the oflBce for 10 or 12 years, or even for a 
much longer period. The annual system appears to have been intro- 
duced about the year 1370. . . . The uses of these Sheriffs' Seals 
were innumerable, and they were affixed to writs, letters, mandates, 
receipts, etc., in fact to all documents emanating from the Sheriff." 

Many documents of this class would doubtless be found in the 
archives of the landowners of Sussex, and probably at the General 
Record Office.^^ 

^^ It is not improbable their seal was got from a matrix found in the soil, and thus 
utilized, as no doubt many others were, as ** family arms." In the British Museum 
is a collection of such matrices, discovered at different times, with wax impressions. 

17 Mr. Baigent says, in a note: — *'The scarcity of impressions of these seals 
arises from the fact that the documents to which they were appended were of minor 
importance and generally valueless after a few years." And in the text he says : — 
<< The impressions preserved of these seals are not numerous ; and this is to be re- 
gretted, as they would otherwise have furnished us with many coats which are now 
lost, as well as the real arms of many families to whom later or more modem coats 
have been assigned." 

^B Mr. Baigent (<' Herald and Genealogist,'* V., 194) gives an engraving of the 
seal of Wm. de Weston, Sheriff of Sussex and Surrey, 1388, consisting of a castle 
and his initials, '* W. W.*' His arms were a chevron between three lions' heads, 
as appears on another seal of his. 


The arms of Sir John de Ghktesden do not occnr in any roll, nor is 
any seal of his known to exist ; but it is an allowable conjecture that 
he might have borne the 6 martlets of Sir Wm. Paynell,^® who, ac- 
cording to the custom of the time, would have taken the arms of his 
daughter, a heiress, whom he married. 

Mr. Baigent (" Herald and Genealogist," IX., 222) says that the 
arms of Grifford, Sheriff of Hants, 1432, viz., 10 bezants, are to this 
day the arms of the See of Worcester, owing to the fact of one of the 
family, Godfrey Giffard, being the bishop 1268. In like manner the 
arms of Cantalupe were adopted as the bearings of the Sfee of Here- 
ford, Thomas de Cantalupe having been bishop 1275-1282. 

From all the foregoing facts we may conclude that not improbably 
some early Sheriff of the Counflby may have displayed on his official seal 
6 martlets ; and that then, or even for a long time subsequently, a seal 
with those bearings, as that of the Vicecomes SussexiflB, was fitly con- 
sidered a warrant for giving to the county a coat of arms that they 
might justly, according to analogy, make use of and adopt. It must 
be remembered that of many of the* early Sheriffs we know next to 
nothing, neither of their genealogy nor their coats of arms ; and that, 
temp. Edw. I., and II., and III., eminent families in their branches 
bore different arms at different times, as is evidenced in the case of 
Cheney and Cobham. Until such a seal shall be discovered, the South 
Saxons of the present day, like many individuals and corporate 
bodies, may continue to use fictitious coats of arms and be felicea 
errore suo. 

As an instance of the recognition of an ancient bearing, Mr. 
Planche (no advocate of the existence of Heraldry at the Conquest) 
says (" Joum. Arch. Assoc.," XII., 321) : — " Nearly all who bore 
maunches were descended from or allied to the heiresses of Waltheof , 
Earl of Northumberland {qui oh, 1076). In like manner a great num- 
ber of Cheshire families bore garbs in their arms, apparently in regard 
to the 3 garbs representing the earldom of Chester, 1240-5. The 
Earl of Chester bore azure 3 garbs or ("Glover's Roll "), and the seal 
of Ranxdph, Earl of Chester and Line, who died 1232, gives 3 garbs 
(Nichols* " Topographer and Genealogist," I., 315), whilst John de 
Arden, " miles Ran. Com. Chester," bore 3 garbs on his seal, 1213 
(ibid., p. 215). Azure 3 garbs or for the Earldom of Chester, and 
sable 15 bezants or for the Duchy of Cornwall are represented in the 
Visitation of Chester, 1580 (Harleian Soc), as the ensigns of the 
Prince of Wales. The arms of England, 3 lions passant, dimidiating 
azure 3 garbs or, are given by Speed, as the arms of the county of 
Chester, and 3 garbs or, with a sword in pale, as the arms of the city. 
Possibly the garbs were first borne by Gherbodus, created Earl of 
Chester 1066. 

Now there is nothing analogous to these instances in the case of 

" Mr. Lower (** 8. A. C," Vol. IX., p. 281), in his paper on Bodiam, says there 
wore two other places of the name of Bodiham in Sussex, one near Battle and the 
other near Petworth, the latter heing owned by the family of Paynell. If this were 
a manor named by a member of the Bodiam family it would strongly countenanoe 
a connection between the Paynell and the Wardeux martlets. 


Sussex. Had there been an early tradition that the insignia of the 
South Saxon Kingdom were 6 martlets, we should probably have seen 
them recognized in the arms of the earls and barons of the County. 
But nothing of the kind is noticeable, except in the half-dozen cases 
enumerated of families, of no more than knightly rank, as late as the 
fourteenth century, with the exception of Bohun. 

W. S. Ellis. 

No. 2. 

To the Editor of the " Sussex Archaeological Collections,** 

Dear Sir, — Some time ago I called the attention of Captain 
Attree, R.B., to what I consider a mis-statement in his pedigree of 
the Fitzalans in his paper on Wivelsfield (" S. A. C," XXXV., pp. 
9 and 11), where he states that Elizabeth Fitzalan, one of the co- 
heiresses of that house, after the death of her second husband, 
Thomas de Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, married, as her third 
husband. Sir Gerard Ufflete, knt., and, fourthly. Sir Robert Goushill, 
of Hoveringham, Notts, knt. ; the fact being, as I think, clear that 
these last two husbands stood in the reverse order. Captain Attree's 
duties did not at that time permit him to go into the matter, and he, 
therefore, requested me to lay before you the following notes on this 
point, at the same time pointing out to me that his version agreed 
with Tiemey's " Arundel " and the paper by Mr. TTrower on Findon 
in " S. A. C," Vol. XXVI., 219 seq. This paper contains a pedigree 
of the owners of Findon Place, and at p. 262 he states : 

" 21. Thos. de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal, Earl 
"of Nottingham died 1399, married Elizabeth (Fitzalan), daughter of 
" Richard, 6th Earl of Arundel, widow of Sir William Montacute. 
" She re-married (1) Sir Gerard Ufflete, (2) Sir Robert Goushill ; " (but 
at page 236 he expresses a doubt as to this order, and says the accounts 
differ), and refers for these marriages to Tiemey's " Arundel," 192 ; 
• " S. A. C," v., 146 ; Cartwright's (PDallaway's) " Rape of Arundel," 
y 131 ; and Dugdale's " Baronage," I., 320 ; which authorities he seems 
to state " put Sir G. Ufflete after Sir R. Goushill." None of them, 
however, do so, and it appears that these authorities are all copied 
from Dugdale: (I.) Tierney quotes the above reference to the 
"Baronage" (I., 320). (II.) "S. A. C," V., 146, is a paper by 
Sharpe and Burrell on papers relating to Knepp Castle, which 
quotes the Inq. post mortem of Sir John Goushill (recte Robert), 5 
. Hen. IV., 22, and then in a note states him to be the fourth husband 
without authority (probably they copied Cartwright), notwithstand- 
ing the inquisition which they quote " Elizabeth, his wife, formerly 
widow of Thomas, late Duke of Norfolk." 

(III.) Dallaway, as edited by Cartwright, 1832 (" Rape of Arundel," 
p. 142), calls Goushill the fourth husband, and also mentions his 
younger daughter, Elizabeth, before the elder, Joane. He states the 
date of the marriage, 1400, and in a note refers to the effigies of this 


Sir Robt. GouBhill and Elizabeth, Dacliess of Norfolk, in the chnrch 
of Hoveringbam, Notts. Cartwright also, in tbe " Bape of Bramber," 
p. 183 (ed. 1830), relates tbe death of Thos. de Mowbray in banish- 
ment at Venice, Sept. 27, 1399, the year preceding the above 

(IV.) Dngdale ("Baronage," I., 320) says Elizabeth Fitzalan 
married " thirdly to Sir Grerard Ufflete, knt. (Mon. Ang., II., 194fa, 
"no. 60), fourthly to Sir Bobt. Gonshill, knt. (Clans. 2 Hen. IV., 
"p. 2), [who had been an esquire (Clans. 1 Hen. IV., m. 21) to the 
" Duke of Norfolk.] " The reference to the Monasticon speaks of Thos. 
de Mowbray, his creations, marriages, banishment, and death in 1399, 
but does not name any other husband of Elizabeth, nor mention that 
she was already a widow when he married her. Dugdale may have 
intended here to refer to " Catal. Nob., by B.B. " also. The 
" Baronage," going on with the history of Thomas, Earl of Arundel 
(the last of this house of Fitzalan), quotes his will (p. 320 6), dated 
10 Oct., 1416, and (p. 321a) relates his death, 13 Oct. following, 
jand after reciting the manors, etc., of which he died seized, con- 
tinues : " Leaving Elizabeth, Duchess of Norfolk, then wife of Sir 
Gerard Ufflete, Joane . . . and Margaret . . . his sisters and 'next 
heirs, the said Elizabeth and Joane being at that time 40 years of 
age and upwards and Magaret 33 " (Esc. 4 Hen. V., no. 54, Norf .) 

It would appear from this passage of Dugdale that the Close Boll 
of 2 Hen. IV., p. 2, determined the order in which he stated these 
latter marriages. Unfortunately he does not quote the membrane, 
of which the roll contains a large number. I have had no oppor- 
tunity of reading it throughout, but when at the Becord Office some 
time since I looked through the marginals, in which I noticed 
nothing indicating which part of the Boll referred to this subject ; 
and time permitted no more careful examination. 

The only independent and original work I have met with in connec- 
tion with these marriages is in Baker's " History of Northampton- 
shire " (Pedigree of Mowbray), whence I quote the following clear 
and consistent dates from Escheats, etc. : — Thomas de Mowbray 
married to his second wife Elizabeth, sister and coheiress of Thomas 
Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel and Surrey, K.G. She had Chacomb in 
dower, and died 8 July, 3 Hen. VI., 1424 (Esc. 3 Hen. VI., n. 25), 
and was buried at Hoveringham, Notts. Thomas de Mowbray was 
her second husband, Earl of Nottingham, 6 Bic. II., 1383 (Cart. 5 
and 6 Bic. II., n. 6), Earl Marshal of England, 12 January, 9 Bic. 
II., 1386-6 (Pat. 9 Bic. II., p. 1, m. 38, and Cart. 10 Bic. II., n. 3), 
Duke of Norfolk in Parliament, 29 Sept., 21 Bic. II., 1397 (Cart. 21 
Bic. II., n. 23), reversed by Parliament 1 Hen. IV., 1399; K.G., died 
at Venice Sept. 23, Bic. II., 1399 (Esc. 1 Hen. IV., n. 71). After 
his death the duchess dowager remarried as her third husband Sir 
Bobert Goushill, of Hoveringham, Notts ; married 2 Hen. IV., 1400 ; 
he died 20 July, 5 Hen. IV., 1404 (Esc. 6 Hen. IV., n. 22), leaving 
issue Joane, aged 2 years (afterwards Joanna Lady Stanley), and 
Elizabeth, aged 1 year (afterwards married to Sir Bobert Wingfield, 
knt.), his daughters and coheiresses. His widow then married to 


her fourth and last husband Sir Gterard TJfflete, knt., who was living 
4 Hen. V., 1416. 

I have little doubt that the circumstance of her being buried as 
Duchess of Norfolk with her third husband at Hoveringham has 
given rise to the confusion, and I feel sure that anyone with more leisure 
than myself for Record OflSce work will find that the Rolls, Escheats, 
etc., quoted are sufficient to clearly establish this point. 

I am, dear Sir, 

Yours faithfully, 

Uckfield, 1889. Hamilton Hall. 

No. 8. 

In '* S. A. C," Vol. XXXIV., page 252, 1 notice that Mr. Napper, 
in reference to a rale I have ventured to lay down,^ fancies he finds an 
exception in Regnum placed at 20 miles from Clatiaentum, the situation 
of which at Bittern Manor is demonstrated by existing remains, and by 
.the Itinerary distance from Venta Belgarum, Winchester. 

If the Regnum be what is now Chichester, a Roman town of the first 
magnitude, then the distance would be 30 miles, and it must be supposed 
that an error has crept into the Itinerary. But if we take the Regnum 
as indicating the territory of the Regni the distance of 20 miles would be 

I do not think that Regnum is to be taken for the city of Chichester. 
Of most of the chief Roman towns the ancient name has influenced the 
modem — for instance, Colchester, Rochester, York, Exeter, London, 
etc. — and Chi could never have sprung from Regnum, It may have 
descended from CivUas (pronounced Chivitas)^ the chief city of the 
Regni. This is a reasonable interpretation, and quite in accordance 
with the general rule I refer to. 

G. RoAGH Smith. 

Temple Place, Strood, 
December 28th, 1888. 

No. 4. 

BOSHAM PARK, A.D. 1806, 84 Ed. I. 

God's House, Southampton. Steward's accounts, preserved in Queen's 
College, Oxford, from the Historical MS. Commission : — 
'' Expences of the Men cutting down six logs of timber, in the park 

1 « Every station which heads and every station which terminates an Iter (of 
Antoninns) was walled. Of these walled stations, often towns or cities, there are 
yet remains in strong masonry. I know of no exception, and the reason is palpable 
why they should have been walled and important places. Not only do distances 
point to Silchester as Calleva (also denied by Mr. Napper), but there is no other 
fortification in the locality to which it can be referred. As for Vindomis, etc." — 
*' Betrospections, Social and Archsoological," Vol. I., p. 20. 




of Bosham, the gift of the Earl Marshal, and shipping them for splitting, 
3 weeks, with their expences, going and returning, 15s. 6d. Given to 
the Woodward for the Grops of the said trees, which belonged to him as 
his fee 2s. Taking the said trees to the water 38. Hireing 5 boats to 
carry the said trees to Hamptone 268." 

No. 5. 

Preserved in the Becord Office, Chancery Lane, 

Will« Buchyr 
Jo*" Mallward 
Galf» Wysman^ 
Nic® de Bosehm 
Ric^ Waryn 
Jn® Hirding 


Bob'^ atte Tonnsend 


Th^Lorchin ... 


J~ Raynold ... 




Gilb« atte Reetzi 


Ric*> le War ... 


Will** Acomeflfeld 








28s. 8d. 

Thom^ Comes Marshal 

S"^stiu8 villa 43s. 5d. 
The total assessments for the following places in the same year were : — 
Ghidham, 31s. Id. ; Stoke, 16s. 7d. ; West Ashling, 24:S. 4d. ; East 
Ashling, 29s. 8d. ; Funtington, 34s. 3d. ; Walton, 608. 4d. ; South- 
wood, 69s. 4d. 

Note, — These sums are in detail on the original record. 

No. 6. 
SUBSIDY BOLL FOB SUSSEX, 14-15 Eenry VIIL, -4.D. 1522-3. 

The Hundred of 





Sir W°» Lee Gierke in lands 



Richard Grove in wages- 



Thomas Sevyar „ ... 



John Foster „ ... 



Tho" Ghurcher „ ... 



J»^® Ghapman „ ... 



Tho» Gawery „ ... 



John Gkys „ ... 



Alice Estok, widow, in goods 



Richard Daniel in wages 



Roger Millington in goods 




Tho" Fuller „ 



Petyr Coterey „ 

£3 12 8d. 

3 8d. 

Beits (?) — sea or river weed. 



Richard Ledes in wages 
W" Hildrop in goods . 
Rich^ Foster „ 
John Rolff „ 

W" Fourneux „ 
Tho" Barrett in wages . 
Jas Fowler „ 

John Trymlett in goods. 
John Estok ,, 

John Freland in lands . 
Rich^ Tawke in goods . 
Tho« Boby in wages 
W" Frye 
Rob* Roper „ 
Rich^ Hildrope in goods 
W™ Mannysbrigge „ 
W™ Markwike in lands, 
•jno W'alter in wages 
W"» Herthfelder „ 
W" Prymer „ 

Rob Hyde ,, 

Harry Dier in goods 
Rich^ Prymer J^ in wages 
W°» Thompson in goods 
J^^ Lewen, his serv*, in wages 
Rich^ Prymer, the Elder, in good 
Rich^ Walter in goods ... 
Jno Prymer, the Elder, in goodi 
J^° Snoddon in goods 
Tho" Apryce „ 
W" Milford „ 

Rob* By bye in lands 
W°* Bybye in wages 
W™ Wither in goods 
Rob* Knygbt in wages 
J°o Lane in goods 
J°<» Rede, the younger, in wages 
Jno Coode in goods 
Rich Ludman „ 
Tho* Wakeford in goods 
Rich^ Ronyngton in lands 
Elizabeth Trymlett, widow, in goods 

The Gyld of S* Cuthman in Stok 

The Gyld of S* Michael in Stok 




26 8d. 





















3 6d. 























26 8d. 







7 6d. 

20 marks 

6 8d. 






























2 6d. 

£7 12 4d. 



2 6d. 



The Gyld of Our Lady in Stok... 
The Gyld of 6^ Thomas in Stock 

... £3 



West Ashling. 
W~ Skardevyle* in goods 

£100 £5 

Note,^FoT the foregoinf^ three eztraots with annotatiuns I am indebted to the 
courtesy of A. WilkiDson, Esq., Harold Dene, Cedar Road, Sutton, Surrey. — Editok 
" 8. A. 0." 

No. 7. 



The crncifix figured in the accompanying phototype was foand in May, 
1877, in Coombes Churchyard, lying a few inches beneath the surface. 
It is now in the possession of the Vicar of the parish, the Rev. E. 
Foreman, who has kindly lent it me for inspection and reproduction. It 
has heen already brought under the notice of archaeologists. When it was 
discovered a brief, and not quite accurate, account was communicated to 
the Society of Antiquaries (N. S., VII., 373). In June, 1888, Mr. Roach 
Smith exhibited a photograph, which I sent him, to the Archasological 
Association, and in July I exhibited the original to the Institute (XLV., 
450). For some of the information in the following notes I am indebted 
to Mr. A. W. Franks, Mr. A. Hartshorne, and others. 

The phototype represents the crucifix full size, but reversed. It is a 
bronze or copper, not iron, repousse figure, 3f inches long. The right 
hand and left arm have heen lost, otherwise the figure is perfect. On 
the right foot the sign of the stigma is still to be seen, a bit of ruby- 
glass in the centre of a five-leaved flower of blue enamel. The deep 
hollows in the kilt or loincloth were, perhaps, filled with blue paste ; the 
rest, eyes included, was prohably gilt. Much of the gilding remains, and 
appears white in the phototype. 

The crucifix appears to have been the ornament of a chasse or 
reliquary, not — as has been asserted — of a missal. The date is either 
the end of the thirteenth or some part of the fourteenth century. 
An almost identical specimen, which I saw recently in the Pesth 
Museum, was dated by the Curator, Dr. Hampel, as belonging to the 
fourteenth century. The style of the Coombes crucifix is that of 
Cologne, showing possibly traces of Byzantine influence. The most 
interesting feature in the mode of representation is the loincloth, which 
forms a sort of kilt, reaching down to the knees. 

Similar crucifixes have frequently been found. Dr. Cox published a 
latten one from Holderness in the Reliquary, some little while ago. 

' Horsfield mentions an ancient tomb* of Sussex marble in the chancel of 
Funtington Church without name or date ! There was an Inquisition P.M., 30 
Henry YI., on Wm. Skardevyle, Senior de Boseham, property in E. and W. Ashling^ 
and Bradbrigge. 

The Phototype Co., 303, Slr»Dd, L<indon. 

CRUCIFIX (14th Century). 
Found in Coombes Churchyard (Sussex). 


ther, which may have escaped the notice of archsBologists, was 
red in the " Gentleman's Magazine " (1795, pp. 12 and 559). It is 
e described as a ''Roman image" of copper washed with gold, about 
long, found on Lee Common, near Wendover, in Buckinghamshire. 

F. Haybrfield, M.A. 

No. 8. 


The subjoined abstracl was accompanied by the following communica- 
i : — 

" Stonehurst, Chiddingfold, 
" Near Godalming, 

'* September 15th, 1888. 
' Dear Sir, — I take the liberty of sending you an abstract of a deed, 
nd amongst a lot of old parish papers, which I believe has reference to 
wtimber, in Sussex. 

* It may be of use to members of your Society who are interested in 
cing out the ancient open field system of farming in Sussex. 
" Yours faithfully, 
"T. S. Cooper, 

" Local Hon. Sec. Surrey A.S." 

" Thursday after St. Barnabas (11th June), 18 Edw. IL 

" Deed indented by William de Nyutimbre, notifying that Thomas his 

1, who had married Juliana daughter of Robert de Prestewike,^ with 

I (William's) assent had dowered the same Juliana at the porch ^ of the 

lurch of Chudyngfold, where he married her, in the presence of the 

tnesses underwritten, of the following tenements, viz. : of one house at 

yutimbre called Suthus with the garden adjacent ; of one grange within 

s (William's) gate at Nyutymbre; of eight acres of land with 

ipurtenances in Nytymbre («/c), whereof five lie in a certain croft 

died Westcroft, two acres and a half lie in the common field called 

athfield and are called Estlangeho, & half an acre lies next the said 

roft called Westcroft ; of a moiety of one acre & one rood of meadow in 

fyutymbre, lying in a certain meadow called Leuedymed ; & of 17d of 

3nt issuing from one cottage .in the Dene at la Walle ^ : To hold to the 

ame Juliana, if she survive the said Thomas, as dower, of William and 

ds heirs. 

** Witnesses : William Crochon, Nicholas de Dudelesfold, Henry de 
Uyvyle, John de Buthurst,* Thomas Noddy ng,* John de Gostrod.* 
" Dated at Chudyngfold as above." 

' A farm in Ghiddinfiffold. 
* *• Ostinm " in the original. 

^ Cf, ** Poor Man's Wall/' abont two miles from Newtimber. Ordnance Map. 
Chiddingfold farm names. 


No. 9 


Tlie following additional deed has been received since the Calendar 
at pages 39-110^ ante was compiled : — 

458. Chirograpli of a fine levied at Westminster on the morrow of 
^.p. the Holy Trinity, 17 Chas. II. (1666), between Thomas 
lies. Gnnter, esq., and William Bird, gent., querists, and Francis 
Hnett, gent., deforciant, by which the deforciant remises 
and quitclaims the tenth part of the manors of Mersham, 
Fodder Mersham, Fodder Mersh and Pett, and of 16 mes- 
suages, 16 tofts, 2 mills, 2 dove-cotes, 30 gardens, 200 ac. of 
land, 160 ac. of meadow, 780 ac. of pasture, 40 ac. of wood, 
100 ac. of furze and heath, 760 ac. of marsh, £8 rent, free 
fishery, free warren and view of frank pledge in Mersham, 
Fodder Mersh, Pett, Ferley, Iclesham, Grestlinge and West- 
ham ; also the advowson of the church of Pett, to the said 
Thomas Gunter and William Bird, and the heirs of the said 
Thomas. \_Latin.'] Presented by G. L, Prince, esq. 


No. 10. 


The following letter, addressed to the Rev. Canon Borrer by the 
Rector of Guestling, was read at a recent meeting of the Committee of 
the Sussex Archaeological Society, and will, no doubt, be found of 
interest to the members of the Society generally : — 

" Guestling Rectory, Hastings, 

"June 19th, 1889. 

" Dear Sir, — Some time ago I mentioned in my letter to you a curious 
series of entries in our Registers. After many entries of births and 
deaths there is added, * Turnpike paid' or * t p^.' 

" I have at length got a clue to the meaning of this. — It appears that 
a Law was passed that a fee of ^A. per entry should be paid to 
Goyernment, beginning in October, 1783. This is the exact date when 
our entries of turnpike paid begin ; the first is October, 1788, and the 
last December, 1793. 

" Why, however, this should have been entered as ' Turnpike paid,' I 
do not know. It might have been a whim of the clergyman's, for I 
scarcely think the proceeds of the tax could have been taken for the 

'^ The entry which gave me this explanation is taken from an extract 
from the Register Books of Wherstead, near Ipswich. It runs thus : 

" *In the year 1783 is the following entry : 



' Memorandum.— A duty of three pence was laid upon registering 
every marriage baptism birth or burial from the first day of October, 

"1 am glad to have found out the clue to these entries in our 

" This entry, 't p^,' is not added to all, but only to the majority of 
entries. Was it because the others could not afford to pay ? 

" I remain, yours very truly, 

" E. N. Bloomfibld." 

No. 11. 


The Parish Church of S. Mary, Aldingboume, has during this year 
(1889) undergone careful restoration. In the course of the work, which 
included the removal of a modem plaster ceiling covering the .old 
oak roof timbers, and cleaning the limewash of a hundred annual 
applications from the walls, a few fresh features of archseological 
interest have been brought to light. By the side of the south door- 
way (a well-preserved example of transitional Norman work) in the 
east wall of the porch, the remains of what may perhaps be a holy 
water stoup have been uncovered, and behind the deal panelling of 
the very interesting chantry chapel a sadly-mutilated piscina. 
Dallaway speaks of a " north arcade " (the well-preserved and very 
admirable south arcade still exists), and on removing some of the 
old plaster the chalk voussoirs of the arches have been found. The 
fragments of colour decoration, figures, inscriptions, borders, and 
ornaments beneath the limewash are very abundant. In .the paving 
the stone altar, broken, but with the five crosses still perfect, has 
been discovered, and a number of the ancient floor tiles, with a portion 
also of an incised coffin slab, as represented below : — 

Some of the " stations of the Cross,*' rudely executed in red colour, 
are now exposed on the walls. 

The three bells at this church are described in Vol. XVI., " S, A. C," 
p. 197, and were the work of Thomas Wakfield, of Chichester, 



1615. The smallest, being cracked, has been recast (by Messrs. 
Warner and Sons, of London), and the others, which were beaten 
very thin, have been turned. 

The Vicar, the Rev. W. W. Kelly, M.A., kindly hands me the 
following list of the names on the gravestones in the floor of the 
chnrch, some having been formerly hidden under the seats : — 

To the Memory 



of this Parish Yeomaa 

Who departed this Life 

On the First Day of April. 1798 

Aged 60 Tears 



Sister to the above 

Who departed this Life 

May 27. 1734 

Aged 3 Years. 

Here Lieth the Remains 

of • 


Born 1740. 

Died 1800. 

Protect those Allies Earth in halloVd 

A man, who laboured for thy Bles^t 

A Farmer active cheerfnl kind 
In God he trusted through the Varying 

That Trust, the Sunshine of his Life 

And as the Righteous wish to die, He 


Also of MARY. Wife of the above, 

who died January 30*^ 1837 

Aged 88 years 

In Memory of John 

Staker who departed 

This Life September 5*^ 


Aged 43 Years 

To the Memory of 


who died June SO^^ 1797 

Aged 67 Years 


Relict of the Above 

who died . . . 30 . . 1808. 

Aged 70 Years. 

Here Lieth the Body 

Vicar of this Parish 

of January 1736 
In t . . . Year of his Age. 

South West Corner 
Body of SARAH 

Daughter of WELLINGS 

who died 1713 

In the Year of her Age. 

Here also lieth the Body of ELIZABETH 
.... February 1769 
In the . . . Year of his Age 

In Memory 

of M^ John Haslrb who 

Departed this Lif . . . 

. . . the 30«» . . . . 

In the 41 B^ Year of his Life 

In Memory 

OF Mary Haslee 

who departed this Life 

November 17*^^ 1752 

Aged 52 Years 

Here Lieth the Body 

of Ann Daughter of 

John & Ann Cobden 

who died 14*1^ Nov. 1751 

Aged 9 Years 7 Months 



of YAPTON who departed 

this Life May the .... 

Aged 72 Years. 

Here Lieth the Body of Mb» 

Mary Cobden who died in 

1740. Aged 56 Years. 

Also William Grandson to y® 

Abovesaid & Son of John & 

Ann Cobden who died in 1741 

Aged 8 Months. 

In Memory of 

William Cobden Yeoman 

who Departed this Life 

January 26'^^ 1735 

Aged 61 Years. 


In the course of a comnmnication, the Vicar adds — "The following 
extract from the Registers is all that I have found bearing upon the 
names here given, and containing anything of interest : — * Thos. 
Wellings snccessit in eadem vicaria Geprgus Wiltes et Vicesimo die 
May 1736.' " 

Charles E. Clayton. 

No. 12. 


The Editor has much pleasure in inserting the following letter, 
relating to the chapel once existing at Lidsey, received from the 
Vicar of Oving : — 

*' To the Editor of the ' Sussex Archaeological Collections.* 
" Sir, — In * Notes and Queries ' of the last Volume of * Sussex 
Archaeological Collections ' (XXXVI., p. 249) mention is made of a 
font and several pieces of early English architecture having been 
found at Lidsey, in the parish of Aldingbourne, and which were pur- 
chased of Mr. Bushby, the builder and contractor, by your correspondent, 
the Rev. W. B. Philpot [Alas ! that the Society should have to lament 
his death since he wrote last year], and preserved by him in the school- 
room at South Bersted. 

*' Mr. Philpot does not seem to have been aware of the fact that a 
chapel existed at Lidsey in early days. It is from the ruins of this that 
these interesting objects undoubtedly came, and not from the source he 
suggests. Dallaway says that in 1232 it was decided that oblations made 
to the chapelry at Lydsey were due -to the mother Church. At the 
present time, I believe, nothing remains of the ancient edifice, the last 
vestiges, probably, having been disposed of in 1884, in the way your 
correspondent states. In the tithe map of Aldingbourne there is a lane 
at Lidsey called Church Lane, from which we may suppose the chapel 
was situated slightly westward of the farmhouse occupied by Mr. Neale. 

" Yours truly, 

<* H. M. Davby. 
" Oving Vicarage, Chichester, 
*' 3rd September, 1889." 

No. 13. 


In April, 1889, a discovery of some importance was made by Mr. 
John Stephen Ade, of Milton Court, Arlington, at Burnt House Farm, 
Alfriston. While workmen were removing a round tumulus by digging 
therefrom metal for road-making they came upon six cinerary urns, 
arranged in a straight line. Thr^e of these urns are now in the posses- 
sion of Mr. Ade (two being entire), together with portions of a fourth. 
The largest urn is a fine specimen of Celtic pottery ; it is very thin. The 


dimensions are as follows : — Circumference at the shonldet, 45 inches ; 
diameter at mouth, 11^ inches; and 13| inches in height. All the 
vessels were reversed when found, and covered with wood ashes. Upon 
the shoulder of the largest urn are four pieces of the clay slightly pro- 
jecting, each piece about an inch long. These were evidently intended 
to use when lifting the urn, and are placed at right angles with each 
other. In this urn were a large number of burnt bones, evidently the 
remains of two or three bodies. 

The next largest urn is of the shape of an ordinary flower pot, the clay 
being very much coarser than that of the large one, and the vessel 
thicker. The dimensions are as under : — Circumference at top, 17 
inches ; diameter at mouth, 5 inches ; diameter at bottom, 3^ inches ; 
height, 6J inches. 

A small urn, broken, but capable of reparation, is similar in shape to 
the largest one, the circumference at the shoulder being 14^ inches ; 
diameter at mouth, 4 inches ; height, 4 inches. This specimen shows 
some rude attempts at decoration ; there are two rows of incised marks 
surrounding the shoulder and top. Projecting from the shoulder is an 
ear, which, no doubt, was to have been matched by a similar handle on 
the opposite side, but there is no appearance of the other having been 
attached. There are fragments of another urn, similar in shape and 
character to that last described, but without an ear. 

The urns were all placed below the natural level of the earth, in an 
excavation made in the chalk rubble, with large quantities of flints lying 
upon the rubble. 

No. 14. 


On December 5th, 1889, two interments were discovered in Mr. Ken- 
ward's nursery ground at the back of the " Jolly Friars ■ ' Inn, Priory 
Street, Southover. It would appear that these belong to a series of 
interments which from time to time have been found between Priory 
Street and the railway cuttings, indicating, in all probability, the site of 
the Priory cemetery north and east of the great Church of St. Pancras, 
destroyed in 1588/ It was while sinking a circular pit that the 
discovery was made, and unfortunately no notice was given me until the 
greater portion of the interment about to be described was disturbed by 
the workman employed. The mode of sepulture was evidently similar to 
that mentioned as having been discovered at Keymer and Hurstpier- 
point rsee " S. A. C," Vol. XXXVI., page 243). At about four feet 
from the surface of the ground was a kind of cist, formed of blocks of 
chalk, united by mortar. There was a place for the head to lie in, formed 
of three blocks of chalk, with a wider space for the shoulders and narrow- 
ing to the feet. Within this receptacle lay a skeleton. The body had 
been buried lying east and west, the. head in the latter direction, lu 
digging the pit (intended for a cesspit), the lower part of the cist with 
the leg bones remained in situ, 1 made careful inquiry of the workman 


who found the remains, but was assured that there was nothing but 
bones discovered, no traces of metal or pottery being apparent. The 
most curious feature of the interment is the way in which two of Ihe 
blocks of chalk were cut away, this evidently having been 'done to admit 
the shoulders. I have secured one of these shaped blocks for our 
Museum. About a foot to the north-west of this cist another grave was 
found. This did not appear to have been a cist burial, and was left 
undisturbed. Both graves were about four or five feet below the surface, 
the first two feet being ordinary garden mould, and the lower portion of 
chalk rubble. 

C. T. Phillips. 

No. 15. 

Among the numerous additions to our Museum during 1889 is a small 
silver Roman coin, dug up on land lying to the west of H.M. Civil 
Prison, Lewes, and presented by Mr. C. T. Phillips. Mr. J. C. Lucas 
has kindly furnished the following description : — 

Obverse : Head of Victoria Alata, with hair neatly braided, and behind 
the head the letters S (Senatus), C (^Consulto). Reverse : A Winged 
Victory, guiding a galloping quadriga, beneath CARISI. It was coined 
by T. Carisius in remembrance of the Spanish campaign, a.d. 30-40, and 
is what is known as a " Family coin." It is in good preservation. 


No. 16. 



In January, 1888, while some labourers were at work digging for flints 
upon the Downs, they came upon several urns, embedded at a depth of 
rather more than three feet from the surface, and containing a number of 
coins. Mr. Henry Willett having been informed of the discovery, at 
once communicated with Mr. Henry Griffith, our Hon. Sec, and he has 
had the spot where the find occurred examined, with the result that some 
Roman remains were found, including a portion of a quern and fragments 
of fine Samian ware, all of which indicate an extensive Roman occupa- 
tion. It is proposed to make a thorough examination of the site. 
Nothing of great importance was found. The coins, which were in a very 
poor condition, are apparently of the second century after Christ. It is 
much to be hoped that all future discoveries of a similar kind may, in 
the same way, be promptly reported to the Hon. Sec, in order that steps 
may be taken to preserve objects of antiquarian interest, and also that a 
record of such finds may be inserted in the volumes of the '' Sussex 
Archaeological Collections." 


No.. 17. 

Writing under date September 28th, 1889, Mr. H. Michell Whitley 
reports the discovery of a Roman Coin of Titus Yespatian, at the Mill 
Gap, Eastbourne ; a silver half- groat of Edward III., found in digging 
a hole for a gate-post on Birling Farm ; and a silver farthing of the 
same reign, which was found while digging flints on the top of the Downs 
near Eastbourne. These coins are deposited in the Manor Hall Museum, 

No. 18. 

" During the past few days, on digging out the foundations of some 
old houses situated on the northern side of Nile Street, which have been 
removed preparatory to the erection of some new offices and vaults which 
Mr. T. Simpson, architect, has designed for Messrs. Findlater, Mackie, 
and Co., the workmen of Alderman J. J. G. Saunders, who has been 
entrusted with the erection of the new buildings, came upon, just below 
the surface, a massive piece of old wall, upon which the superstructure 
of one of the Nile Street houses had been erected. The piece of wall 
unearthed was betweeh 2ft and 3ft. thick, and somewhat in the form of 
the letter H, the materials of which it was composed being flints and a 
kind of mortar or cement, and so closely welded that special means had to 
be adopted to separate them. It has been conjectured, and with some 
probability, that the old wall formed part of the foundations of a build- 
ing which was many years ago known as the Prior's Lodge. This 
. Lodge, which was occupied by two or three officiating monks, was at- 
tached to the chauntry or free chapel, built in about the thirteenth century, 
by the Prior of St. Pancras, Southover, and dedicated to St. Bartholomew, 
hence the name of the neighbouring * Bartholomews.* This chapel was 
almost wholly destroyed by fire by the French in 1513. Some almshouses 
were subsequently built upon its site ; but the northern portion and its 
adjuncts, which included the Prior's Lodge, and covered a portion of 
what is now known as Nile Street, was htted up as the residence of the 
then Vicar of Brighthelmstone. In 1790 the Prior's Lodge was pulled 
down by the Rev. Thomas Hudson, who had then just been collated to the 
Vicarage, and who built himself a new residence on its site, and it was 
regarded * as one of the neatest and best contrived in the place.' It 
was vacated in 1835, by the Rev. H. M. Wagner, when the present 
Vicarage in Montpelier Road was completed. Nile Street was most 
probably projected after Mr. Hudson had built his residence, and the old 
outlying foundations of the Prior's Lodge covered up. The street, 
perhaps, was completed, or re-named, in 1798, the year- of Nelson's 
victory of the Nile. Modern Brightonians would scarcely regard Nile 
Street as a desirable residential locality ; but in 1800— the marine front 
was then innocent of its present palatial buildings — ^four of the occupiers 


advertised these houses as * lodging-houses,' the accommodation of two 
being — * two parlours, three best beds, and servant's bedroom ! ' Some 
few coins have . been discovered in clearing the foundations of the old 
.houses, but they are not of much value, either historically or otherwise. 
Two are French coins, of the age of Elizabeth ; and one is an old Roman 
Catholic token, of uncertain date." — Brighton Herald, July 21, 1888. 

No. 19. 

The following commnnication from Mr. W. Banks shonld, I think, 
find a place in onr " Notes and Queries."— Ed. " S. A. C." 

" Writing in the Sussex Advertiser some time back, ' W. B.,' of 
Lewes, stated : * The existing peal of bells at Southover Church, 
given principally by the Yerrall family, were first hang in October, 

1 839, by Markwick, of Uckfield, and cast by the celebrated founders, 
Messrs. Mears, of *Whitechapel.^ There is but one ringer, I believe, 
at the present time living in Lewes who took part in the ceremony, 
viz., Benjamin Burfield, who rung his first peal at Southover Church 
on the accession of George lY . Doubtless there will be a peal during 
the month, to celebrate the jubilee of such a generous gift, on the 
beautiful peal of the eight bells of Southover, given by the following 
donors, each bell bearing a separate name, with that of Thomas 
Mears, founder, London, viz. : 1, the gift of Henry Yerrall, 1839 ; 

2 and 3, the gift of good people, 1839 ; 4, the gift of the Yerrall 
family, 1839 ; 6, Mr. Yerrall, Gabriel Eagles, churchwarden, 1839 ; 
6, the Rev. John Soobell, rector, 1839; 7, the gift of William 
Yerrall, Esq., in memory of his father, 1839 ; 8, the gift of William 
Yerrall, Esq., Lord of the Manor, 1839. It is rare that a peal of 
bells in such churches as that of Southover, with a peal of eight, all 
bear one dat^. Where prior bells have existed generally one or more 
escape destruction. It may be interesting to many to know that in 
1738 Samuel Knight cast a peal of six bells for Southover Church, 
which were afterwards recast and made into eight. The old parish 
books contain an account of their casting in 1738. At a public 
meeting, held in the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist, South- 
over, on Wednesday, the 27th day of September, it was agreed to 
send the four bells belonging to the said parish, by Captain William 
Headley, to London, in order to be newly cast. A copy is then given 
of the subscriptions for casting the four old bells and adding two new 
ones. Southover gave £62 10s. 6d. ; Lewes and Cliffe, £97 19s. 3d. 
(of which Mr. Edward Trayton gave one bell, value £32 Os. 6d.) ; 
country gentlemen, £57 14s. The parish was allowed £5 per cwt. 
for the old bells, and gave £6 per cwt. for the new. The weight of 
the tenor of this peal was 17cwt. 3qr. 201b. ; total cost of bells, 

* See " S. A. C," Vol. XVI., page l76 et seq., for the history of this foundry. 


£325 168. 6^d. ; wheels, stocks, frame, fixing, £52 7s. 6d. ; total, 
£378 3s. Qid. Allowed for old bells, £158 5s. 9d.'— Monday, the 
28th October, 1889, was the 50th anniversary of the hanging of the 
bells, upon which the first peal was mng by the following : Messrs. 
Wells, 1 ; Tester, 2 ; Main waring, 3 ; Harvey, 4 ; Box, 5 ; Hargrave, 
6; Holcroft, 7 (all of Brighton) ; and Mark wick, tenor (of Uckfield). 
Later on the same day a peal was mng by several Lewes men, in- 
cluding Benjamin Burfield, who is still alive, and in his 88th year. 
As * W. B. ' rightly anticipated, a peal was rung on the 28th October, 
1889, one of the ringers being Mr. Burfield, who is a campanologist of 
69 years* standing. A supper took place in the evening at the King's 
Head Inn, when Mr. Churchwarden Grates presided. He was sup- 
ported by Mr. W. Hillman, Mr. Thomas Goldsmith, and Mr. J. 
Lusted, jun. The vice-chairman was the veteran (Ben. Burfield). 
The Rector provided a bountiful supply of fruit, and Mr. F. Verrall 
handsomely contributed to the evening's entertainment." 

No. 20. 

The following extract from a chapter on " Our Old Public Libraries " 
in " The Gentleman's Magazine, Library Volume of Literary Curiosities 
and Notes," p. 142, is inserted here not only because it throws light 
upon the literary history of Sussex — by no means a flattering one — 
but also in hopes that it may elicit information as to the condition of any 
county libraries similar to those referred to, the existence of which may 
not be generally known : — 

" At Lewes, in Sussex, the incumbent of St. Ann's parish in 1707 gave 
some hundred volumes to the Grammar School, but in trust for public 
use. The original catalogue exists, but the books have disappeared. The 
late master turned them over to the town constables, and they were at 
last sold for £57 to buy a fire engine. 

<* At Steyning, in Sussex, the late master of the Grammar School was 
himself allowed to appropriate the old books, which were sold at the 
disposal of his effects by public auction. Some competition took place 
on this occasion for an Isaac Walton, given by the sage angler himself 
to that school some 200 years ago. 

" In Sussex this whole subject is understood to have been zealously 
taken up by the Archaeological Society, whose efforts will doubtless be 
successful in bringing many more of these institutions to light in that 

In note 46 at p. 329, the Editor adds : — " I do not find that the Sussex 
Archaeological Society has yet published anything specially on the 
libraries of the county. The series of papers on the parochial history of 
certain places contain notes on the special local libraries." 

C. T. Phillips. 


No. 21. 

Among the water-colour drawings and engravings illustrating the 
County, in possession of the Sussex Archaeological Society (now number- 
ing about 200), are some plans of the above historic house, drawn by 
James Lambert, jun., about 1790. These are being mounted and arranged 
by Mr. Somers Clarke, and when finished will well repay an inspection by 
anyone desirous of seeing the details of the interior of the long^dismantled 
Castle. In "Worthies of Sussex," at page 133, there is an undated 
letter from Sir William Burrdl, addressed to a gentleman, it would 
appear — as Mr. Lower suggests — to have been the Rev. William Hayley, 
to whom he refers as ** the antiquarian rector of Brightling." In this 
letter the following passage occurs : — " Lord Dacre's veneration for the 
memory of Sir Roger Fiennes, has induced him to have exact drawings 
made, by Lambert, of the diflferent courts of that venerable mansion of 
flurstmonceux, the great hall, kitchen, &c., at the expense of 110 
guineas ; he has been so obliging as to allow me to have a copy, upon 
which I have employed a very eminent artist, and shall be happy in 
showing it Mr. Hayley if amusement or business brings him to London." 

It would seem to be extremely probable that the plans in possession 
of the Sussex Archaeological Society, to which reference has been made, 
may be the original sketches from which Lambert made his " exact 
drawings," and if so they are valuable as well as interesting. 

C. T. Phillips, 

No. 22. 

Among other gifts recently made to the Sussex Archaeological Society, 
notice should be directed to a presentation by the Churchwardens of St. 
Thomas- a-Becket, Cliffe, per Mr. S. Tanner, of the great wheel of CliflFe 
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of the clock are now (1st May, 1889) in existence in the tower. The 
minute hand was added to the clock in 1817, by Hooker. 

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Abergavenny, William Lord, oh. 1744, 
helmet over arms, etc., at East Grin- 
stead, 16. 

Alard family, 14tli cent, heraldic monu- 
ment to, at Winchelsea, 4. 

Alart, or watch dog, the family " beste *' 
of the Fiennes, at Harstmoncenx, 11. 

Alchorne, coat of arms, probably derived 
from Counts of Moreton, 22. 

Aldingbourne Church, restoration and 
discoveries at, 191. 

Aldingbourne Church, discovery of holy 
water stoup, chalk voussoirs of arches, 
colour decoration, broken stone altar, 
with the five crosses, incised coffin 
slab, and '* stations of the Cross," 191. 

Aldingbourne Church, recasting smallest 
bell of, 191, 192. 

Aldingbourne, list of inscriptions in 
Church at, 192. 

Alfriston, discovery of cinerary urns at, 
193, 194. 

Allusive arms of the Berwick, Blaker, 
Cotton, Dobell, Goring, Gunter, Fal- 
coner, Shelley, Pelham, and Willard 
families, 7, 8. 

Anderida, derivation of, 147, note, 

Anderida, mentioned only by the ** No- 
titia Imperii," 147. 

Andredesceaster, should it be identified 
with Anderidttf 148. 

Andredoester, Henry of Huntingdon's 
account of the siege of, 149. 

Andredoester, theory as to the disuse of 
the name, 150. 

Andrk, J. Lewis, Esq., Heraldry and 
Sussex Monuments, 1-16. 

Angles, East, arms of the, 177. 

Anglo-Boman towns, influence of ancient 
names upon modern ditto, 185. 

Anlaf, raven, on coin of, 177. 

Antoninus, the Itinerary of, Sussex roads 
not mentioned in, 147. 

Appendix to List of Deeds in posses- 
sion of the Sussex Archaeological 
Society, 108-110. 

Apsley crest, the, on monument at 
Thakeham, 9. 

Ariconvum^ traditions relating to, 142. 

Armour, banners, etc., suspended over 
tombs, examples of, at Arundel, 

Withyham, East Grinstead, and 

Newtimber, 16. 
Armour of foreign Knights, engraved 

with heraldic devices, examples of, 

4, note. 
Armorial bearings on effigies of ladies, 

examples of, 4, 5. 
Armorial bearings,usurpation of, punish- 
able (temp, Ed. III., et, Ric. II.), 21. 
Arms, different, sometimes borne by 

same families, 182. 
Arms, heraldic, often derived from a 

common source, examples of, 180, 

and note. 
Arms, offered in ohurph after a funeral, 

Arms of Mayors and other public 

officials, why used, 19, note. 
Arms of the Felhams, the Pelicans, used 

temp. Ric. II., 33. 
Arundel, arms of, 179. 
Arundel, as a personal name in the 

Cartulary of Whitby Abbey, 179. 
Arundel, Earls of, effigies at Arundel, 

with collars of S.S., 15, 
Arundel, Joan, Countess of, ef^^j of 

at Arundel, 15. 
Arundel, John Fitz.Alan, Earl of, re- 
cumbent statue of, at Arundel, with 

feet on crest, 8. 
Arundell, Lady Eleanor, bequest of a 

'* toret," 15, note, 
Arundel, Thomas, Earl of, 40 scutcheons 

upon his tomb at Arundel, 7. 
Arundel, Thomas Fitz-Alan, Earl of, re- 
cumbent statue of, at Arundel, with 

feet on crest, 8. 
Ashburn, the River, suggested identity 

with the " Fraxula,'* 146, note, 
Ashburn river, traces of a causeway in 

the bed of, 146. 
Ashburnham, Bertram de, myth relat- 
ing to, 22. 
Ashburnham, f ess probably derived from 

the coat of Feverell, 22. 
Ashburnham Manor, in possession of 

same family since Saxon times, 144. 
Ashfold, William, of Hurstpierpoinc, 

will of, dated 1659, 135. 
Aurelius Ambrosius, arms attributed to, 

178, note. 


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Badges, Shakesperean allasionB to, 11, 

Baker's " Hiefcory of NorthamptoD," ex- 
tract from in re Mobray. Pedigree, 

Baldwin, Earl of Devon, griffin on seal 

of, probable reason for this, 177. 
Ballard, of Wadhurst, origin of the 

griffin in arms of, 22, and note, 
Barttelot, brasses, the, at Stopham, 

examples of ** restorations,'* 7, iMte, 
Battesford, of Wartling, origin of their 

arms, 22, 23. 
Battle Abbey said to have been built of 

stone from Town Creep, 141. 
Battle, heraldic pageant at funeral at, 

Battle, the Abbot of possessed of lands 

in Penhurst, at the Conquest, 141. 
Battle, tomb of Sir Anthony Browne at, 

14, 15. 
Bayeux Tapestry, ensigns shown in, 177. 
Bax, Alfbed Kidlby, Es(^. Inscriptions 

in Lindfield Church, etc., transcribed 

by, 151-172. 
Bear Inn, Lewes, flooded (in 1768, 1773, 

and 1779), 122. 
Beauolerk, of Beeding, crest over cap 

of maintenance, 10. 
Berwick, Boger (o6. 1705), his monu- 
ment at Bustington, 7. 
Bevis, Earl of Southampton, arms at- 
tributed to, 178, note, 
Bignor, called ** the Townfield " before 

the discovery of the Villa, 142. 
Birling Gap, Anglo-Boman cemetery at, 

Birling Gap, excavations and discoveries 

at, 113, 114. 
Birling Gap, Roman interments at, 113. 
Birling Gap, wooden coffin, iron coffin 

nails, and iron shoe nails and bronze 

armlets found at, 114. 
Black cinerary urn of large size (frag- 

*ment of) found at Eastbourne, 112. 
Blaker family, memorial to, at old 

Shoreham, 7. 
Blencowe, Adam de, origin of his arms, 

Bodiam, three places of the name in 

Sussex, 182, note. 

Bohun, family, arms of, 179, note. 

Boroughs, ancient, and arms of patrons, 

Bosham Park, extract relating to ex- 
pense of felling and carrying timber 
from, in 1306, 185, 186. 

Bouchier, Lord, oh. 1461, supporters on 
his tomb at Westminster, 11. 

Bougie^ definition of, 174, note. 

Box, arms of knightly family of, regis- 
tered in Roll of Edward II., 18. 

Boxall, arms of knightly family of, re- 
gistered in Roll of Edward XL, 18. 

Brand, of Hurstpierpoint, crest over 
cap of maintenance, 10. 

Braose, feet of the effigy of, at Hor. 
sham, supported by a crest, 8. 

Brewys, Sir John de, cap of mainten- 
ance on the brass of, 10. 

Brewys, Sir John de, his brass at Wis- 
ton (1426), showing six shields 
charged with a single coat, 7. 

Brighthelmstone, great storms at, in 
1703, 118. 119. 

Brighton, a bit of Old, discovery of 
portion of foundation of the Prior's 
Lodge, in Nile St., 196, 197. 

Brighton, interesting archssologtcal dis- 
covery near, 195. 

British refuse pit discovered near East- 
bourne, 112. 

British and Saxon discoveries near the 
site of the old Haven of Hydney, 

Bronze celt found at Eastbourne, 112. 

Browne, Sir Anthony (06. 1540), garter 
on tomb of, at Battle, 14. 

Browne, Sir Anthony, heraldic pageant 
at funeral of, at Battle (1548), 16. 

Browne, Sir Anthony, scutcheons on his 
tomb at Battle, upheld by cherubs, 

Buckingham, Borough of, arms of, 179, 

Buckle, the badge of the Pelhams, on 
monuments at Kew Shoreham, 12. 

Bull Meeting House at Lewes, 116. 

Burnt House Farm, discoveries at, 193. 

Burrell, Sir William, extract from letter 
in re plans of Hurstmonceux Castle, 

Calendar of the Deeds and other 
Documents in thb Possession of 
THE Sussex Archaeoloqical Society. 

By E. H. W. DuNKiN, 39-110. I. 
Sussex Deeds and Documents, 39-98. 
II. Schedules of Sussex Deeds and 


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Abstracts of Title, 98, 99. III. 

Deeds and Documents chibtlt re- 

LATiNG to London and Norwich, 

99-108. Appendix, 108-110. 
•Camoys, Lady, efQgy of, at Trotton, 

earliest known brass of a female 

(ctVca 1310). Dress formerly charged 

with small shields, 4. 
Camoys, Thomas Lord {ob. 1426), garter 

and motto on e^gy of, at Trotton, 14. 
Caps of maintenance, their nse by Snssex 

families, 10. 
Carlaverock, Boll of the siege of, 20. 
Caryll tomb at Wamham, 9. 
Chalk cist, cnrions interment in a, at 

Sonthover, Lewes, 194. 
Cheney family, different arms borne by, 

at different times, 182. 
Chichester, Boman. By C. Beach Smith, 

185, and note. 
Chiddingf old, marriage dower witnessed 

at the porch of, 189. 
Chidham, assessment for in Subsidy 

Boll, 1327, 186. 
Chidham, St. Cnthman, the *'gyld" of 

assessment in 1522-3, 187. 
Chipping Wycomb, Borough of, arms 

of, 179, note. 
Cinerary urns discovered at Eastbourne 

(1885-1889), 111. 
Clapham, gauntlets on brass of John 

Sheiley at, 10. 
Clapham, monuments to the Cotton 

family at, 7. 
Clerical heraldic monuments, examples 

of, at Broadwater, Arundel, and Hor- 
sham, 5. 
Cliffe Bridge, Lewes, swept away by a 

flood in 1725, 119. 
Cliffe, Lewes, at top of Mailing Hill, 

number of paces between it and the 

Lewes Market House, 129. 
Clinton, Saxon Earl of Winchester, 

arms attributed to, 178, note. 
Coat armour, laxity in use of, in 15th 

century, 21. 

Coat armour, six sources of, 19, and note. 
Cobham family, different arms borne by, 

at different times, 182. 
Coins, evidence of as to origin of Sussex 

arms, 177. 
Collins' Peerage, fictitious statements in 

relating to Felham family, and other 

families, 31, and note^ 32, 33. 
Comets, visible at Lewes in 1743 and 

1769, 119, 121. 
Confessor, Edward the, so-called arms 

of, 178, and note, 
Constantius, arms attributed to, 178, 

Cooke, of Bustington, connection with 

the family of Bohun, 24, 25. 
Coombes, description of figure from 

crucifix found in churchyard in 1877, 

188, 189. 
Cornwall, arms of the early Dukes of, 

177, 178. 
Cotton family, monuments to, at Clap- 
ham and West Firle, 7. 
County seals, the origin of, their devices 

explained, 179. 
Covert, Jane, her brass at Slangham, 

with arms on scutcheon, 6. 
Coverts, the, of Sussex, their improper 

assumption of supporters, 11. 
Crampette of the De la Warrs on monu- 
ment at Broadwater, 12. 
Crampette, the*, antiquity of, 12, note. 
Creep Wood, in Penhurst, description. 

of, 140, 141. 
Crescents, coat of three, adopted by 

different families, examples of, 23, 

Crests forbidden to all but Boyal ladies, 

Crioll, Bertram de, Constable of Dover 

Castle, 37 Hen. III., 22. 
Crucifixion, emblems of, on brass at St. 

Cross, Winchester, 5, note. 
Culpeper, Elizabeth, her brass at Ar- 

dingly, 6. 


Dallingridge, locality of the family, cor- 
rective notes as to, 25. 

Dallingrugge, fragment of statue at 
Lewes, of one of the family of, with 
8.S. collar, 15. 

Dallingrugge tomb at Fletohing, 9. 

Dallington, traces of Boman ironworks 
at, 148. 

Danish standard, the " enchanted,*' 
raven on, 177. 

Delves, Mrs., three crests on her tomb 
at Horsham, p. 

Derivative coats of arms, pedigrees of, 
24, note, 

Dobell, William, memorial to, at Street, 

Dr. BusseU's Bridge at Mailing, 129. 

Doddridge, Dr., in Lewes, 116, 123, 

Dover Castle, Bertram de Crioll, Con- 
stable of, 37 Hen. III., 22. 

Drought in Sussex (in 1743), 121. 

Dueil, a mantle of, 175. 


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Dngdale, extract from his ''Usage of 

Arms/* 21. 
Duke, Bev. John, a Brighton Noncon- 

formist Minister, 1698-1745, 124, and 
Durham, arms of See of, 178, note. 


Easeboume, corions charge on monu- 
ment to Yisconnt Montague at, 8, note. 

East Ashling, assessment of, in Subsidy 
Boll for 1327, 186. 

Eastbourne, coins found at, 196. 

Eastbourne District, Becent Ahch^o- 
LOGiCAL Discoveries in. By H. 
MiCHELL Whitlby, F.G.S., 111-115. 
Bbitish Bemains at Mill Gap," 
Eastboubne, 111, 112 ; Saxon 
Cemeteky in the Mill Field, 
Eastbourne, 112, 113 ; Boman 
Intbbments at Birling, 113- 
115. Discovery of a rude cinerary 
urn near ''The BoLrne," 111. A 
brcnze celt, shells, pottery, and burnt 
flints found ; a British refuse pit of 
early date, fragments of urns, etc., 
112 J discovery of a Saxon cemetery 
in the Mill Field, Eastbourne (in 
1877) ; contents of the graves des- 
cribed ; discovery of skeletons on the 
Willingdon road ; Boman interments 
at Birling; discovery and loss of 
bronze armlets; systematic excava- 
tions, 113; further discovery of a 
skeleton; iron nails of different 
kinds ; recovery and description of 

bronze armlets, 114; Anglo-Boman 
cemetery at Birling; desirability of 
making an examination of the mouth 
of the Cuckmere river, 115. 

Eastbourne, Manor Hall Museum, Saxon 
sword at, 113. 

Echingham, connection of the family 
with that of Battesford, 23. 

Echingham family, origin of their arms, 

Eighteenth century funeral, an, des- 
cribed, 124. 

Elfred, arms attributed to, 178, note. 

Elizabeth, Queen, portrait of, at Par- 
ham, with arms of Dudley on dress, 

Elizabeth, Queen, the motto on her 
tomb, 12. 

Ellis, W. Smith, Esq. On the Origin 
OP the Arms op some Sussex 
Families (Second Series), 17-38. 

Elli s, W. Smith, Esq. Some Notes on 
THE Groveb Family, 133-138. 

Ellis, W. Smith, Esq. *' Arms op the 
County op Sussex," 177-183. 

Ethelbert, King of Kent, horse on coins 
of, 177. 


Faerie Queene, allusions to honour of 

wearing coat armour in, 2. 
Fitz- Alan, Brian, identity of his heraldic 

bearings with those of Hugh Pointz, 

Fitz-Alan Pedigree, curious error in, 

Fitz-Alan Pedigree, letter thereon, by 

Hamilton Hall, 183-185. 
Fitz-Arundel as a personal name in 

Cartulary of Whitby Abbey, 179. 
Fletching, crest over the Dallingrugge 

tomb at, 9. 

Framfield Church, funeral at, in 1742, 
curious record, 125. 

Fuller, of East Sussex, connection of 
the family with that of Apsley, of 
PulboroQgh, 26. 

Funtingdon, assessment for 1327 in 
Subsidy Boll, 186. 

Funtington Church, ancient tomb with- 
out name or date, suggested identifi- 
cation, 188, and note. 

Funtingdon, the " Gyld " of Our Lady, 
assessment in 1522-23, 188. 

Funtington, the ** Gyld " of St. Thomas, 
assessment in 1522-23, 188. 


Gage, Sir John (oJ. 1557), eflBgy with 
collar of S.S. at West Firle, 14. 

Gage, Sir John, recumbent statue of, at 
West Firle, with feet on crest, 8. 

Garbs borne by many Cheshire families, 

suggested reason for, 182. 
Garter, Order of, its pre-eminence and 

use, 14, and notes. 

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GaimtletB, of Knights or Squires, on 
monuments, examples of, at Clap- 
ham and Ringmer, 10, 11. 

Goring, allusive arms of, notes upon 
origin of, 26, 27. 

Goring, Lady, brass at Burton, with 
tabard, 4. 

Goring, Sir William, indent of brass, 
with tabard, at Burton, Sussex, 3. 

Grappling iron, badge of the Gaynes- 
fords, on canopy of monument, at 
Crowhnrst, 12. 

Great frost (in 1739), description of, 
Lewes River frozen, 120. 

Greystock, Baron de, grant of arms to 
His squire, 19. 

Geovee Family, Some Notes on the. 
By W. Smith Ellis, 133-138. Early 
mention of the family in East Sassex, 
under the name of Atte-Grove ; Simon 
Atte- Grove a Juror of the Nonarum 
Inquisitiones ; mention of G rovers 
temp. Henry VIII., etc., 133 ; extracts 
from the wills of John Grover, of 
Brighthelmstone ; Thomas Grover, of 
London ; John Grover, of St. 01ave*s, 
South wark ; Samuel Grover, of Lon- 
don ; and John Grover, of Hurstpier- 
poiut, 134 ; extract from a Deed Poll 
(1667) relating to his marriage; ex- 
tract from will of William Ashfold, 
of Hurstpierpoint (1659) ; will of John 
Grover, of Rochester, &c. ; inscriptions 
in Mailing Churchyard ; extract from 
will of John Grover, and of Thomas 
Grover, of Glynde, 135 ; extract from 
will of John Grover, of Northease 
(1763); will of Thomas Grover, of 
South Mailing, 1777; fines levied 
upon Grovers, temp. George II., 136 ; 
pedigree of William Grover, of 
Glynde ; extracts from registers of 
St. Thomas, Cliffe, Lewes ; extract 
from will of Mildred Grover, of 
Lewes, &c., 137 ; freqaent mention of 
the name of Grover in Calendar of 
Lewes Wills, 1660-1799 ; the Grover 
coat of arms, 138. 

Grover family, early notices of, in East 
Sussex, under name of Atte-Grove, 
examples of, 133. 

Grover family, members of, at Guild- 
ford and Stoke, Eingston-on-Thames, 

Coventry, etc., 133. 
Grover family, entries in registers of < 

St. Thomas, Cliffe, Lewes, extracts 

from, 137. 
Grover, family names of, about 30 in 

Calendar of Wills at Lewes (1660- 

1799), 138. 
Grover family, extract from pedigree of 

the, 137. 
Grover family, memorials to, in Mailing 

churchyard, 136. 
Grover family, coat of arms granted to, 

Grover, John, of Hurstpierpoint, mar- 
riage of, recited in a Deed Poll, 1667» 

Grover, John, of Hurstpierpoint, the 

will of, proved 1688, extract from, 

134, 135. 
Grover, John, of Glynde, will of, dated 

1721, extracts from, 135. 
Grover, John, of St. Olave's, South- 

wark, extract from his will, proved 

1737, 134. 
Grover, John, of Rochester, mariner, 

will of, dated 1738, 135. 
Grover, John, of Brighthelmstone, ex- 
tract from his will, made 1752, 133, 

Grover, John, of Northease, will of, 

proved 1767, extract from, 136. 
Grover, Mathew, living at Thames Side, 

Loudon, in 1666. 135. 
Grover, Mathew, of Speldhurst, in 

1689. and of Shorne, 1682, 135. 
Grover, Samuel, will of, proved 1706, 

Grover, Thomas, of London, his nun- 
cupative will, dated 1675, 134. 
Grover, Thomas, of Glynde, will of, 

proved 1719, extracts from, 135, 136, 
Grover, William, of Rochester, ob. 1674, 

Grover, William, of Rodmell, gent., 

administration of goods, dated 1761, 

Grover, William, fines levied (15 and 16 

George IL), 136, 137. 
Guestling, curious eastern at, 190. 


Hampton, Christopher, an Archbishop of 

Armagh, in 1613, 29, note. 
Hampton, family origin ol arms of, 28, 


Hampton, John de, Sheriff of Gloucester- 
shire, 1314-18, 29. 

Hampton, Sir Wm., Lord Mayor of 
London, 1472, 29. 


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Helmets, their use in memorial heraldrj, 

Henry V., Writ of (1417), 21, and note. 

Henry YII., heraldio splendonr of his 
f aneral, 16, note. 

Heraldry and Sussex Monuments. 
By J. Lewis Andre, 1-16. Importance 
of an acqnaintaDce with the science 
of heraldry; its connection with 
monumental art in Sussex, 1, 2. I. 
Abmorial Beabinos, 2-8 ; earliest 
English example of armorial bear- 
ings npon a monument; latest in- 
stance of armorial bearings form- 
ing part of a costume, 2, note; 
the cyclas ; the jnpon ; the tabard ; 
examples of arms emblazoned upon 
these garments at I field, Bodiam, 
Fletching, Bobertsbridge, Horsham, 
Hurstpierpoint, Arundel, Amberley, 
Clapham, Easebourne, and Burton, 
3; armorial bearings upon a shield, 
at Winohelsea ; example of a pennon 
at West Qrinstead ; armorial bearings 
npon the costumes of effigies of ladiesi 
at Trotton, Westminster Abbey, Bray 
in Berkshire, Clapham, Baconsthorpe, 
Norfolk, 4; engraved armour, ex- 
amples of in Tower of London, 
Westminster, and Wiochelsea, ibid., 
note; plain mantles upon brasses of 
ladies at Fletching, Horsted Keynes, 
Isfield, and Arundel : examples of 
arms upon the tombs of Bishops and 
Archbishops at Westmin8ter,"0owfold, 
Broadwater, Arundel, and Horsham ; 
shields suspended by straps over 
foliage, etc., at Westminster; by 
cords or ribbons at Thakebam and 
Warnham; by scarves at Horsham, 
5 ; examples of scutcheons on shafts 
or pinnacles at Hurstmonceux ; ditto 
on a cornice at Arundel ; shield and 
inscription, the only memorial of the 
deceased, examples of at Ringmer, 
New Shoreham, Old Shoreham, and 
St. Botolph's; emblematical figures of 
Labour on a tomb at Patcham ; arms 
of the City of London and of the 
Mercers' Company on a monument at 
Lindfield ; comparatively recent cus- 
tom of placing ladies' arms in a 
lozenge ; examples of the use of the 
lozenge at Clapham and Ardingly ; 
ladies', arms on scutcheqns at Slaug- 
ham and Horsham, 6 ; contrast be- 
tween early and late Heraldry; 
example of single family coat on 
shields at Wiston; quartering and 
the use of numerous scutcheons, 
examples of upon tombs at Arundel, 

Easeboome, and Chiddingly; arms 
on triple shields at Ardingly and 
Clapham ; punning or allnsi\ e arms, 
7 ; antiquity of such arms, ibid, note ; 
examples of punning arms in Sussex, 
on tombs of members of the family 
of Berwick at Bustington, Blaker at 
Old Shoreham, Cotton at Clapham 
and West Firle, Dobell at Street, 
Groring at Burton, Gunter at Racton, 
Falconer (afterwards Michelgrove) at 
Clapham, Shelley at ditto, and Wil- 
lard at St. Anne's, Lewes, 7, 8; 
curious coats of arms at Fetworth, 
Easebourne, and Walberton (see note 
topageS). II. Cbbsts,8-11. Example 
of the earliest use of a crested helm 
on a tomb ; crested helmets used as 
supports for the head of an ef^gj at 
Wiston ; crests used a& supports for 
the feet of ditto at Horsham, Arundel, 
West Firle, and West Dean, 8, 9 ; 
sculptured crests over tombs at 
Fletching, Isfield, and Warnham; a 
crest combined with ornament of 
cornice at Thakeham ; examples of 
punning crests at Patcham, Pevensey, 
and Fletching; crests of Clergymen 
and Bishops, how placed, examples of 
at Fletching and Chichester; crests 
forbidden to ladies ; exceptions to 
this rule in monuments ; examples of 
the use of two crests on a ladies' 
tomb at Horsham, and of four at 
Westminster, 9 ; mantling, elegant 
examples of npon monuments at 
Horshaiii and Warnham ; crests on 
foliage work; ducal coronets and* 
Caps of Maintenance, examples of 
the latter at Wiston, Willingdon, and 
Horsham; list of Sussex families 
whose crests are placed over Caps of 
Maintenance, 10, and note ; gauntlets 
represented on monuments at Clap, 
ham and Ringmer. III. Suppobtebs 
— Examples of the use of at Hurst- 
monceux Castle, on tombs at West- 
minster, Easebourne, Battle, Chiches- 
ter, and Broadwater, II. lY. Badges 
— ^The distinction between the badge 
and the crest ; badges held in great 
esteem ; Shakespearean allusions to ; 
badges on monuments at Broadwater, 
Arundel, Crowhurst, and New Shore- 
ham, 12. y. Mottoes —Queen Eliza- 
beth's motto on her tomb; the Percies 
fond of their motto, 13; allusion to 
by Shakespeare; origin of mottoes, 
ibid, notes; mottoes on monuments 
at Easebourne, St. Botolph's, and All 
Saints', Lewes, 13 ; crests with 


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mottoes, example of at Little Hor- 
sted, 14. VI. Obdeb op the Gab- 
TEBf its pre-eminence; anaohronism 
in Henry VI. ; garter and motto on 
tombs at Trotton, Battle, and West 
Firle, 14, and notes s the collar of 
S.S., its mysterious origin ; examples 
of at Bobertsbridge, Arundel, Trotton, 
and Easebourne ; collar worn by the 
Yorkists; reference to by Shakes- 
peare ; example of at Arundel, 15, and 
notes; display of heraldic devices at 
funerals ; examples of at Easebourne, 
Battle, Arundel, Withyham, East 
Grinstead, and Newhaven. 

Heraldry, strict rules of in early times, 

Heraldry used at funerals of kings and 
nobles, examples of, 16. 

Heralds, existing before Incorporation 
of College of, 21, note. 

Hereford, origin of Arms of See, 182. 
Holmden, arms of the family taken 

from knightly family of Helmendale, 

Norfolk, CO., 28. 
Honywood, Richard, of Horsham, not 

entitled to bear arms as g^ven in 

*« Berry,*' 28, and note, 
Horsa, device on banner of, 177. 
Horsham, the Q^gj of a Braose at, 8. 
Horsham, elegant examples of mantling 

on tombs at, 10. 
Horsham, represented in Parliament by 

many members of the Hurst family, 

Hurst family, among the oldest land- 
owners in Horsham, 29. 
Hurst family, origin of their arms, 29. 
Hurstmonceux Castle, plans of, 199. 
Hydney, old Haven of, British and 

Saxon discoveries near site of, 111. 

Ifield Church, knightly effigy in, pro- 
bably a Poyningsy 31. 

Ifield, Sir John de, arms of, painted on 
the cyclas of his effigy at Ifield, 3. 

Ingham, Norfolk, gauntlets on a tomb 
at, 11, note, 

Ingham, Sir Oliver, earliest known 
example of a crested helm connected 
with an e^gji on the tomb of, at 
Ingham, Norfolk, 8. 

Iron scoriae, containing Roman remains 

found at Maresfield, Westfield, Sedles- 
combe, and Dallington, 148. 

Is field, tomb of John S hurley, at, 9. 

Iter (of Antoninus) rule as to mention 
of walled towns, in, 185, note. 

Itinerary of Richard of Cirencester, re- 
ferences in, to Iters. XV. and XVII., 

Itinerary of Richard of Cirencester, its 
value as an authority, 147. 

JefFeray, elaborate heraldic monument 

at Chiddingly (1612), 7. 
Jupons, armorial, devices upon effigies on 

Sussex monuments at Bodiam, Fletch- 
ing, Robertsbridge, Horsham, and 
Hurstpierpoint, 3. 


Katherine, Queen, copy of an Inventory 

of Wardrobe of, 173, 176. 
Klanert, Charles, curious armorial 

charge on tomb of, at Petworth, 8, 


KnoUys, Lady Elizabeth, four crests on 

her tomb at Westminster, 9. 
** Kyngys, a fourrure of," 175. 


Labour, emblematic figures of, on a 

monument at Patcham, 6. 
Lambert, James, jnnr., drawings of 

Hurstmonceux Castle, 199. 
Lancaster and York, badges of, 15. 
Land Tax, statement of yearly amount 

of, from 1743-1785, 128. 


Lee Common, '* Roman image '* found 

on, 189. 
Lewes, A, Grocer's Bill in 1759, 129. 
Lewes library, books sold to buy a 

fire engine, 198. 
Lewes, Calendar of Wills at, with 

numerous entries of name of Grover, 


E E 



" mbbsowaeaJ 

Lewes, GHffe, wheel of Thomas-^L- 
Becket'0 Ghuroh clock presented to 
the S. A. S., 199. 

Lewee, earthquake shock at, in 17S4, 

Lewes, floods at, in 1768, 122. 

Lewes, registers of St. Thomas, Cliffe, 
numerons entries in relation to GroYer 
family, 137. 

Lewes, Eoman coin fonnd at, descrip- 
tion of, 195. 

Lewes, great storm of ^ ind at, in 1784, 

Lewknor, Judge, oh, 1616, monument 
of, at West Dean, 9. 

Lidsey, Ancient Chapel at, letter from 
Eev. H. M. Davey, Vicar of Oving, 
relating to, 193. 

lindfield, inscbiptions in thb 
Chubch and Chukchyabd, of, 
tbanscbibbd in may, 1887. by 
Alfbed Ridlbt Bax, Esq., 151- 
172. Insckiftioms in the Chubch 
relating to members of the families 
of Allen, Batchelor, Board, Boord, 
Brett, Brigden, Burrell, Compton, 
Covert, Crawford, JoUands, Moreton, 
Newton, and Spence, 151-157. In- 
lating to members of the families of 
Allin, Anscombe, Avery, Baokshell, 
Batchelor, Bates, Beard, Bennett, 
Bine, Bish, Blaker, Blnnt, Botting, 
Braithwaite, Brooks, Brooker, Brown, 
Bndgen, Bnrtenshaw, Carr, Chatfield, 
Child, Chiloot, Chinery, Coomber, 
Comber, Compton, Cox, Davey, Davis, 
Durrant, Bade, Edwards, Fairhall, 
Foord, Fowle, Franks, Gower, Gun- 

ter, Hamlin, Haygarth, Heasmon, 
Hills, Hobden, HoUing, Hopestill, 
Johnson, King, Last, Lintott,.Lnca8, 
Mackrell. Marchant, Marten, Martin, 
Mason, Meads, Morley, Newberry, 
Newnham, Newton, Nixon, Parker, 
Penfold, Pierce, Pierpoint, Pim, 
Powell, Preston, Purvey, Skinner, 
Stanbridge, Stantord, Stevens, Tap- 
sell, Tharp, Turner, Uwins, Van Bodi- 
coate, Vamham, Weston, Wicking, 
Wileman, Williams, Witts, Wheeler, 

. Wheller, and Wood. 157-172. 

Lisle, De, arms of the family of, 25, note. 

London and Nobwich, Deeds and 
Documents chiefly relating to (Nos. 
387 to 444), in possession of the 
Sussex Archaeological Society, 99- 

London citizen imprisoned (temp. Charles 
I.) for speaking disrespectfully of a 
badge, 11. 

London, Arms of City of, upon a tomb 
at Lindfield, 6. 

Longesp^e, William of Salisbury (ob, 
1226), recumbent figure of, with sur- 
coat and shield charged vvith his 
arms, 2. 

Lord Mayor of London, cap of main- 
tenance borne before him, 10, note. 

Lozenge, custom of placing ladies' arms 
in a, of modern date, 6. 

Lozenges, with coats of arms worked 
upon in the Syon cope, 6, note. 

Lymne, in Kent, legends relating to, 

Lymne, excavations at, 149. 

Lynde, De la, origin of the arms of the 
family.of, 25, 26. 


Mailing churchyard, memorials to the 
Grover family in, 135. 

Mantles, heraldic, examples of, on ladies' 
monumental effigies at Bray, in Berk- 
shire, Clapham, Sussex, etc., 4. 

Mantles, plain, examples of, on brasses 
of ladies at Fletching, Hoisted Eeynes, 
Isfield, and Arundel, 5. 

Mantling, elegant examples of upon 
Horsham tombs, 10. 

Mapleton, Thomas, of Broadwater, pun- 
ning device on his monument, 5. 

March, Patrick, Earl of, his seal, 19. 

Maresfield, traces of Boman ironworks 
at, 148. 

Marshmen of Kent. See '' Mersaoara." 

Martlets borne by Sussex families, ex- 
amples of, 180, 181. 

Martlet, i£e, rarely used as an heraldic 

charge, 180. 
Martlets, six, in Sussex Arms, inquiry 

into origin of, 180, 181. 
Martlets, six, probably borne by an 

early Sheriff of Sussex, and hence 

used by the County of, 182. 
Maunches, those families bearing, 

descended from Waltheof (ob. 1075), 

** Maydenys,'* a book of the doctrine of, 

Mercers' Company, arms of, on a tomb 

at Lindfield, 6. 
Mercian Kings, arms of, 177. 
" Merscwara,** or marshmen of Kent, 




Miohelboiime» arms granted to the 
family of (in 1571), 30, and note. 

Michelbonme, origin of the name of 
the family, 30. 

Midsummer Nighfs Dream, heraldic 
terms in,- 1. 

Mill Gap, Eastbonrne, disoovery at, in 
1889, 111. 

Hoated Honse, Hurst Hill^onoe of con- 
siderable size, 29. 

Monastic establishments and the arms 
of patrons, 179. 

Montagae, Viscount, curious arms on 
monument of, at Easebonme, 8, note. 

Montague, Viscount, shields with 20 or 

80 quarterings upon his tomb, at 

Easeboume, 7. 
Montague, Vipoount, supporters on his 

tomb, at Easeboume, 11. 
Mottoes, examples of appropriate ones, 

on tombs at St. Botolph's, All Saints', 

Lewes, eta, 18. 
Mottoes, furnished by the College of 

Arms, 18. 
Mottoes, their origin and use, 13, and 



Nelond, Thomas, Prior of Lewes, his 
brass at Cowfold, description of, 5. 

Netherfield Place Farm, said to have 
been a residence of Saxon Kings, 143. 

Netherfield, references to in Domes- 
day Book, 143, note, 

Newington, of Ticehurst, crest of, over 
cap of maintenance, 10. 

Newtimber, abstract of Deed relating 
to, 198. 

Newtimber, place-names connected 
with, 189, and note. 

Norfolk, monument at Ingham, in, to 

Sir Oliver Ingham, 8. 
Norfolk, the Duke of, his crest carried 

on a cap of maintenance, 10, note, 
"Northampton, History of." See 

JBaker*s ditto. 
Norwich and London, Deeds and 

Documents chiefly relating to (Nos. 

387-444). In possession of the Sussex 

Archaeological Society, 99-108. 
Nott, Sergison, Esq., motto round crest 

on monument of, at Little Horsted, 14. 


Oak leaves, badge of the Arundel 

family, on tombs of, at Arundel, 12. 
Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, arms attributed 

to, 178, note. 
OfEa, drawings of coats of arms of, by 

Mathew Paris (o6. 1259), 178. 
Old Shoreham, memorial of the Blaker 

family at, 7. 
Order of the Garter, anachronism in 

Shakespeare's Henry VI., 14, note. 
Order of the Garter, privilege of the 

members of, 14. 
Order of the Garter worn by King 

Louis of Portugal during solemnitieB 

of Corpus Christi, 14, note. 
Ordination Service at Lewes, in 1742, 

Dr. Doddridge present, 123, 124. 
Otho, arms attributed to, 178, note, 
Othona, one of the nine fortresses on the 

Saxon shore, submerged by the sea, 

Owen, Sir David {oh. 1542), effigy of, at 

Easeboume, charged with arms, 3. 
Owen, Sir David, extract from his will 

relating to ceremonies to be observed 

at his funeral, 16, and note. 

Parker, Thomas (ph. 1580), cap of 

maintenance on his brass, at Wil- 

lingdon, 10. 
Parrook family. See Peckhctm, 
Peckham, St. Nicholas, and Parrock 

families, common origin of, 31. 
Pelham family, the, historical nutes on, 

Pelham family, the first proved lineal 

ancestor of, 33. 

Pelham badge, the, prominent use of, 

Pelham, Walter de, an imaginary 

personage, 33. 
Pelham, the first Sir John de, assumed 

a coat of arms, 34. 
Panhurst, on the Traditional Site 

OF A Town in the Parish of. By 

Rev. E. H. B. Tatham, 139-150. 

Towncreep, possibly an Anglo-Boman 


[ 212 ] PUBLIC FAST. 

fltatioD, and the scene of the Saxon 
siege ; suggested excavations, 139 ; 
description of Creep Wood, its se- 
el oded and impregnable position, 140; 
absence of any sign of earth-works ; 
its oblong shape as nsnal in Roman 
sites ; tradition as to ancient founda- 
tions ; unanimity and persistency of 
these traditions ; stone said to have 
been carried thence to build Penhurst 
Manor House, and Battle Abbey; 
reference to Penhurst in Domesday, 
141 ; traditions as to the siege; " Tent 
Hill;" ludicrous legend; instances 
of the existence of a substratum of 
truth in sundry traditions, 142; 
inquiries as to the age of the site of 
Town Creep, if not Roman ; evidence 
in favour of British, Saxon, and 
Medieval periods, considered, 143, 
144; argument in favour of its 
Roman origin, drawn from the 
military strength of position, 144 ; 
supposed Roman roads between 
Pevensey and London, and Pevensey 
and Lymne, 145; Rev. A. Hussey's 
conjectures as to the line of the 
latter, and the probable site of 
military * works between Pevensey 
and Newenden ; the distance the 
same between Pevensey and Town- 
creep and Towncreep and Newenden ; 
Pevensey only hidden from Town- 
creep by trees, 145 ; probable condi- 
tion of Pevensey Marsh in time of 
the Roman occupation ; Mr. Hussey's 
suggestion as to the means of com- 
munication from one ** eye " to 
another ; traditions as to boats com- 
ing to Boreham ; traces of an 
ancient causeway at Boreham ; in- 
dications of an old road near Town- 
creep, 146 ; Horsley's conjecture that 
the Ashburn is the " Fraxula " of 
the Ravennas, ibid, note ; attempt 
to identify Towncreep with Anglo- 
Roman towns mentioned in the 
Itineraries; remarks upon those of 
Antoninus and of. Richard of Ciren- 
cester, 147 ; derivation of Andred, 
ibid, note ; remarks upon the identi- 
fication of Andredesceaster with 
Pevensey ; upon the " last stand " of 
the Britons; Sir Francis Palgrave's 
theory as to the origin of the term 
" Saxon shore ; '* the " marshmen " 
of Kent ; Mr. J. R; Green's theory as 
to the resistance to the Saxons of the 
miners from the Roman ironworks in 
the Weald ; central position of Town- 
creep in relation to Sussex iron 

furnaces, 148 ; Henry of Huntingdon's 
description of Andredcester ; the 
nine fortresses on the Saxon shore ; 
their character and extent ; the dis- 
appearance of Andredcester; Mr. 
Hussey*s objection answered, 149 ; 
early mention of Pevensey ; the dis- 
appearance of the name of Andred- 
cester, and remarks thereupon; the 
identification of Andredcestw with 
Towncreep only to be decided by 
excavation ; object of the paper, 150 ; 
definition of the technical use of the 
word ** Portus," ibid, note, 

Penhurst Manor House, stone from 
Towncreep said to have been used in 
building, 141. 

Penhurst, the possible scene of the 
famous Saxon siege, 139. 

Penhurst, no trace of castle at, 144. 

Penhurst, permission to excavate at 
Towncreep, 139. 

Penhurst, stone axe found at, 144. 

Pennons, great antiquity of, 4, note. 

Pennons, examples of, on a brass at 
West Grinstead, 4. 

Peroies, the, monuments to, at Pet- 
worth, 13. 

Percies, the, their fondness for .their 
motto, 13, and note, 

Petworth, curious armorial charge on 
tomb at, 8, note, 

Pevensey, suggested origin of the 
name, 146. 

Pevensey Marsh, probably ** & salt," in 
Roman times, 146. 

Pevensey, supposed Roman roads run- 
ning from, 145. 

Pevensey Castle, excavations at (1852), 

Pevensey, small area within the Castle 
of, 149. 

Pevensey, its distance from Towncreep, 

Pointz, Hugh, his heraldic bearings, 

Tortus, technical sense of the word, 150, 

Poynings, arms of the family the same 
as those of Grey, 30. 

Primitive interments found near East- 
bourne Waterworks, 112. 

Pkince, C. Leeson, Esq., f.b.a.s. 
Appendix, containing List of 
Deeds, presented to the Sussex 
Aechaeological Society (Kos. 
445-457), 108-110. 

Priseche, Countess de {ob. 1793), coronet, 
over tomb, at New timber, 16. 

Public Fast kept at Lewes on account 
of war with Spain (in 1739); re- 




ligious servioe at Bull Meeting House, 

Public Fast kept at Lewea (in 1742) ; 

religious services at the Bull Meeting 

House, 122, 128. 
Funning Arms, examples of at Bust- 

ington, Old Shoreham, Clapham, 

Street, Burton, Bacton, Clapham, 

Framfield, West Firle, and Lewes, 

Punning, inscriptions on monuments in 

the Catacombs of Borne, 7, note. 
Puzzling question, specimen of a, 128. 



Elizabeth, motto on tomb of, 

Queen Katherine, copy of an Inyentory 
of her Wardrobe, 173-176. 


Registration of marriages, eto., duty 
upon (in 1783), 191. 

Meffnumt reasons for supposing it not 
to be Chichester, 185. 

JRe^num, suggested explanation of the 
term, 185. 

" Beits,** meaning of, 186, note, 

Richard the Second's badge, Shakes- 
pearean allusion to, 1. 

Richmond, Duke of, his crest earned on 
cap of maintenance, 10, note. 

BiDOE Family, Notes on, the, BEiNa 


BiDGE, 1715-1786. By John Sawyer, 
116-129. William Bidge, a member 
of an old Sussex family ; the family 
attended the Bull Meeting House, at 
Lewes; description of the memor- 
andum-book, 116; William Bidge*s 
money-bags ; his accidents ; his 
watch, 118 J contents of the memor- 
andum-book: 1., SUSSEX Meteobo- 
LOGY, 118-122.; Storm of wind at 
Lewes in 1734, 118 ; great storm at 
Brighthelmstone in 1703; an earth- 
quake shock at Lewes in 1734 ; total 
eclipse of the sun in 1715 and 1724; 

• destruction of Cliffe Bridge, Lewes, 
in 1725 ; a comet seen in 1769, 119 ; 
the great frost in 1739-40, 120, 121 ; 
a comet seen in 1743 ; a great drought 
in 1743, 121, 122; a flood at Lewes 
in 1768, 122. II., Bepobts of Some 
Belioiou^Sebvices HELD IN Lewes, 
122-124; three long services held in 
Lewes ; public fast (1739) ; another 

. public fast (1742); ordination ser- 
vice in Lewes (1742), Dr. Doddridge 
present ; the ordination followed 
by a dinner, 122-124. IIL, SOME 
Notices of Bibths, Mabbiagbs, 
AND Deaths connected with the 
biDOB Family, 124-127; an eigh- 
teei th century funeral ; a curious 

coffin; note on Bev. John Duke, of 
Brighton, and on the Union Street 
Chapel trust deeds, 124; The Births 


AND Ann his Wife, 126, 126 ; 
notes on the '* Beform of the 
Calendar," 126; births, deaths, etc., 
continued, 126, 127. IV., MISCEL- 
LANEOUS, 127-129; specimen of a 
** Puzzling question ; " tabular state- 
ment of the amounb of the Land Tax 
(1743-1785); removal of the Bidge 
family, 128 ; a memorandum ; a 
grocer's bill; a pathetic letter, 129; 
Some Additional Notes Belatinq 
TO THE Bidge Family (1707-1843), 

Bidge family, removal of, from Scone- 
ham, 128, 129. 

Bidge family, some notices of births, 
marriages, and deaths in connection 
with the, 124-127. 

Bidge, Bichard, of Stoneham, the births 
and baptizings of the children of, 

Bidge, William, a member of an old and 
now extinct Lewes family, 116, et 

Bidge, William, description of his 
watch, 117, 118. 

Bidge, William, record of his accidents, 

Bidge, William, his money-bags, 117. 

Bidge, William, pathetic letter from 
(1786), 129. 

Bingmer, gauntlets on monument of 
Sir William Springett, Knt., at, 10-11. 

"Boger Arundel," a Domesday tenant 
not connected with the town of 
Arundel, 179. 

Boll of Edward II., with 1100 coats of 
arms, 20. 

Boman urn (fragments of) ornamented, 
found at Eastbourne, 115. 


[ 214 ] 


Bome; pnnniDg inscriptions in the cata- 
combs of, 7, note. 

Bowe, Isabella, religious emblems on 
tomb of, at Walberton, 8, note. 

Boyal arms on tombs of officers under 

the Crown, 6. 
Bunjeet Sing, his helmet, etc., 10, note. 
Bashton (formerly of Earnloy), crest 

of, over cap of maintenance, 10. 

s. . 

Salisbury, Montacnte, Earl of, origin of 

his arms, 19. 
Saxon cemetery, discoverd in the Mill 

Field, Eastbourne, description of, 

112, 113. 
Saxons, East, arms of the, 177. 
Saxons, Heathen West, arms of, 177. 
Saxons, Kentish, arms of, 177. 
Saxon Kings, later arms of, 177. 
Saxon, Sonth Kingdom, arms of, 177. 
Saxons, Christian West, arms of, 177. 
Saxon Kings, the first, arms of, 177. 
Scotney, family origin of arms, 34, 35. 
Scrope and Grosvenor contest, the, 20. 
Seaford, arms of, 179. 
Seal of Sir John Pelham, Constable of 

Pevensey Castle (oi. 1429), 176, note. 
Seals,, matrices of, found in the soil, 

specimens of in British Museum, 

181, note. 
Sedlescombe, traces of Boman iron- 
works at, 148. 
Shakespeare, heraldic allusions in his 

pages, 1. 
Shelley, John, brass of, at Clapham, 

with three shields, 7- 
Shelley, John, of Clapham, early 

instance (1550) of a ladies' family 

arms on a lozenge, upon tomb of, 6. 
Shelley, origin of the family and of their 

coat armour, 35, 36. 
Shelley, Sir John (ob. 1526), fine brass 

of, at Clapham, with coat of arms, 


Sherburne, Bishop, arms and mitres on 

his tomb at Chichester upheld by 

angels, 11. 
Sheriffs, annual appointment of, circa, 

1370, 181. 
Sheriff's office held in olden times during 

the King's pleasure, 181. 
"Sheriff's seals,'' description of and 

enumeration of uses, 181, and note. 
Sheriff's Seals, scarcity of impressions 

from, 181, note. 
Shields at the sides of tombs, examples 

of, at Westminster, Thakeham, Warn- 

ham, and Horsham, 5. 
Shovelstrode, corrupt spelling of this 

Sussex name, 18, note. . 
Shrewsbury, John Talbot, Earl of {temp. 

Henry VI.), represented in mantle of 
Order of the Garter, 14, note. 

Shurley, John, tomb of, at Isfield, 9. 

Siebert, arms attributed to, 178^ note. 

Slaugham, mansion, arms of Covert and 
Poynings, impaled at, 31. 

Southampton, God's House, Steward's 
accounts, extract from, 185, 186. 

Sonthover Church, the bells of, jubilee 
celebration of the gift of, 197, 198. 

Southover, Lewes, archsBological dis- 
covery at, 194, 195. 

South wood, assessment for 1327, in 
Subsidy Boll, 186. 

S.S. Collar, examples of use on monu- 
mental efQgies at' Bobertsbridge, 
Arundel, Trotton, Easebourne, and 
Lewes, 15. 

St. Cuthbert, arms of, 178, note. 

St. Nicholas family. See Peckham. 

Steyning, Grammar School, books sold 
by auction by the master, 198. 

Stoke, assessment for 1327, in Subsidy 
Boll, 186. 

Stoke, St. Michael, the " Gyld" of, as- 
sessment in, 1522-23, 187. 

Street, memorial to William Dobell at, 7. 

Sun, total eclipses of, visible at Lewes 
in 1715 and 1724, 119. 

Supporters, use of, examples of, at 
Hurstmonceux, Westminster, Ease- 
bourne, Battle, Broadwater, and 
Chichester, 11.- 

Sussex, Abms of thb County of. By 
W. S. Ellis, 177-183. No existingarms 
of counties ; banners of Kingdoms of 
the Heptarchy, Speed's description of; 
inquiry into authority for the heraldic 
devices thereon, 177-179 ; the martlets 
of Sussex, when first used as county 
arms ; arms of patrons used by 
boroughs, etc., 179; Sussex families 
who used the six martlets, 180; 
Sheriff's seals, description and uses 
of; changes in duties and mode of 
appointment of Sheriffs ; scarcity of 
impressions of their seals ; reasons 
for their disappearance, 181 and notes; 
arms of an early Sheriff of Sussex, 
probably six martlets, hence adopted 
as arms of county ; changes of coats 




of arms by noble families at different 
periods of their history, 182 ; reason 
for conclading the South Saxon King- 
dom not to have borne six martlets. 
Sussex Families, Arms of some, 
Obigin op the (Second Sebibs). 
By W. Smith Ellis, 17-38. Great 
increase of genealogical literatnre 
as compared with heraldic; reasons 
for this, 17, 18 ; flagrant instanced of 
corrupt spelling, 18, »o^e; origin of 
coats of arms, 19, and note ; heraldic 
laws more strictly observed in early 
than in later times ; proofs of this, 20 ; 
the usurpation of armorial bearings 
punishable, and rare, in reigns of 
Edward III. and Richard II., subse- 
quent laxity ; visitations ef Heralds 
{temp, Henry VIII.) ; publication of 
lists of arms, 21, and note; particu- 
lars of the origin of the arms 
of the families of Ash burn ham, 
Alchobne« Ballard, Barton, 
Blarer, Baitrsford, 23 ; Cooke, 
CoMBRiDGB, Dallinqridge, and De 
La Lynde, 26 ; Eagles, Fuller, 
Goring, 27; Holmden, Honywood, 
Hampton, 29 ; Huest, Mich el- 
bo ubne, MOBB, POYNINGS, 30 ; PbcK- 
HAM, Pelham, Scotnky, 31, 35; 

Shelley, 35; Tattbsham, Thomas, 

36; ViNALL, Warbi.eton,37; Whit- 

PELD, 38. 
Sussex Archaeological Society, adden- 
dum to calendar of deeds belonging 

to, 190. 
Sussex, arms of the county of. Note 

by W. S. Ellis, 177-183. 
Sussex, arms of, not derived from old 

South Saxons, 178-179. 
Sussex, arms non-existent, 177. 
Sussex, Deeds and Documents (Nob. 

1 to 371) in the possession of the 

Sussex Archaeological Society, 39-98. 
Sussex, Schedules op Deeds and 

Abstbacts of Title (Nos. 372 to 

386), in possession of the Sussex 

Archaeological Society, 98, 99. 
Sussex, examples of coat armour on 

dresses of monumental effigies, 2, et 

Sussex, open field system of farming in, 

Sussex public libraries, extracts from 

Gentleman's Magazine relating to, 

Sussex Monuments, Hbbaldby and, 

by J. Lewis Andkk, Esc^^ 1-16. 
Sussex Subsidy Boll,A.D. 1327, extract 

from, 186. 


Tabard, the, descriptioa of, early 
examples of their use upon effigies 
at Amberley and Arundel, 3. 

Tatham, Rev. Edward H. R., on 
THE Traditional Site of a Town 
IN THE Parish op Pbnhubst, 139- 

Tattesham, origin of arms of the family 
of, 36. 

Temple Church, London, earliest Eng- 
lish example of monument, with 
shield of arms, in, 2. 

Thakeham^ tomb of the Apsley family 
at, 9. 

Thomas of East Dean, a different family 
to that of Thomas of Ratton, 36, 

Thomas of East Dean, family of arms 
granted by patent, 1608, extract from 
pedigree, 36. 

Thorpe of Worth, crest of, over cap of 
maintenance, 10. 

Torett explanation of, 15, note. 

Towncreep, traditional site of an ancient 
town, 139. 

Towncreep; traditions as to buildings 
on the site of, 141. 

Towncreep, legends of the siege of, 141, 

Towncreep, military strength of posi- 
tion, evidence of a Roman site, 144. 

Towncreep, its central position amongst 
the Roman iron^yorks of the Weald, 

Towncreep, rectangular shape of, 141. 

Towncreep, coin found at, 143. 

Towncreep, if not Roman of what age ? 

Towncreep, inquiry as to what Roman 
town mentioned in the Itineraries can 
be identified with the site, 147. 

Trinity, the arms or verbal symbol of, 
on the- brass of Thomas Nelond at 
Cowfold, 5. 

Trotton, monument to Thomas Lord 
Camoys at, 14, 15. 

"Turnpike paid," suggested explana- 
tion of term in Gnestling Registers, 





UffletOi Sir Gerald, Knt, oariqas mis- | Uniyersity College, arms of, 178, note. 
take as to his marriage, 183. 


Valence, William de, effigy of, at West- 
minster Abbey, with small shields on 
dress of, 4. 

Verrall, family gift of bells to South- 
over Church, 197. 

Yilliers, Sir George, his monument in 

Westminster Abbey, the latest 
example of armorial bearings form- 
ing part of a costume on, 2, note, 
Vinall, family (name a corruption of 
Fynehagh). Grants of arms to. Simi- 
lar arms borne by other families, 37. 


Waldeby, Robert de, Archbishop of 
York, and sometime Bishop of 
Chichester, heraldic brass of, at West- 
minster, 5. 

Walberton, tomb of Isabella Bowe at 
Warbleton, 8, note, 

Wales, Kings of, armorial bearings, 

Walton, assessment for 1327, in Sub- 
sidy Roll, 186. 

Walton, Isaac, book given by him to 
Steyning Grammar School, sold by 
public auction, 198. 

Warbleton family, of Warbleton, arms 
of, on seal of Wm. Warbleton, Sheriff 
of Hants, 1451, 37, and note. 

Warbleton, Thomas de Pelham, rated. 
2s. for property in (1292), 33, note. 

Warbleton, Wm., extract from his will 
(dated 1466), 37, 38. 

Wabdbobe, Copy op an Ikvbntory 
OP Queen Kathebinb's. Communi- 
cated to the Sussex Abchaeo- 
LOGiCAL Society -BY the Right Hon. 
the Babl op Chichester, 173-176. 

Wamham, crest over the Caryll tomb 
at, 9. 

Warrs, De la, the supporters on the 
tomb of, at Broadwater, 11. 

Warren, arms of, on early seals of Lewes 
Priory, 179. 

Wessex, dragon on standard of, 177. 

West Ashling, assessment in Subsidy 
Roll, for 1327, 186. 

West Dean, monument to Judge Lewk- 

nor at, 9. 
Westfield, traces of Roman ironworks 

at, 148. 
West Firle, monument to Sir John Gage 

at, 14, 15. 
West Firle, monuments to the Cotton 

family at, 7. 
Westminster, Pelham buckle at, 12, 

Weston, Wm. de. Sheriff of Sussex and 

Surrey, 1383, seals of, 181, note. 
Whitfeld, of Hamsey, origin of the arms 

of, 38. 
Willingdon, brass of Thomas Parker at, 

Willingdon road, discovery on, of skele- 
tons and weapons, 113. 
Winchelsea, monument to the Alard 

family at, 4. 
Winchester, Marquess- of, hereditary 

bearer of cap of maintenance, 10, 

Wiston, brass to Sir John de Brewys at, 

Withyham, series of banners in West 

Chapel at, 16. 
Worcester, origin of arms of, See of, 

Wykehurst, William, brass of, at 

Ardingly, with three shields, 7. 
Wytfeld, Sir William de, arms of, on 

Roll of the Knights at the battle of 

Boroaghbridge, temp. Ed. II., 38. 


Yaldwin, of Lurgashall, crest of, over 

cap of maintenance, 10. 
York and Lancashire, badges of, 15. 

Torkist collar, example of, on effigy of 
Joan, Countess of Arundel (ob. 1487), 


Alchorne, Manor of, 22. 
Aldwick, Hundred of, 48, 62, 67. 
Aldwiok Manor, 52, 67. 
Anderida, 139, 140, 145, 146, 147. 
Andredesoeaster, 148, 149, 150. 
Andwick. See Stammer, 


Ardingly, otherwise Ardingley, Manor 

of, 91. 
Ashburnham Manor, 26, 144. 
Ashbarnham Park, 142, 146. 
Awoods Place, in Clayton, 30. 
Ayliffs, 60. 


Baldeslowe, also spelt JBaldsloe, Han- 

dred of, 40, 41, 49. 
Bamhorne, 68, 69. 
Battell, otherwise Battle, Manor of, 

Baxley. See Northie. 
Bearfeilds, 63, 66, 68. 
Bengyes, the, 68. 
Berghers or Bnrgers, alias Harbeting 

marsh, 63, 66, 68. 
Bevilham, spelt also Beuylham and 

Beuvylhamy Manor of, 40, 41, 42, 45, 

Bexhill, Manor of, 91. 
Bibleham Manor, 49. 
Binglie, also Binglee and BynglyCt 43, 

66, 65. 68, 71, 98. 
Birling Ifarm, 196. 
Birling Farm Hoase, 113. 
Birling Gap, 113. 
Bishopstone, Byshopestowne, alias 

Byshopstone, Manor of, 49, 75, 78, 

Bittern Manor, 185. 

Blackstock, also spelt Blackstoeke, 44, 
45. 49, 63, 65, 66 68, 71, 98. 

Board Hill, 155, 181. 

Bodiam Castle, 180. 

Bolney Manor, 26. 

Bonners, 60. 

Bonners Croft, 60. 

Bordhill, 56. 

Bosham, Hundred of, 186, 187. 

Bosham Park, 185, 186. 

Bourne, the. 111. 

Boxstepe Manor, 42. 

Brantridge, 25. 

Broomham, in Guestling, 66. 

Broyle Place, 47. 

Bulls Croft, 86. 

Burgherssh, Manor of, 40. 

Burnt House Farm. 193. 

Burwash, Manor of, 41, 42, 45, 49, 52, 

Bushfeilds, 60. 

Buthurst Farm, 189, and note, 

Butler's Green, 83. 

Busted, Manor of, 91. 


Carlys Banks, 128. 

Catesfeild Manor, 66. 

Caveland, 47. 

Chiddingly, Manor of, 91. 

Chiltington, Vill of, 30. 

Ghintinge, manor or fiarm (called also 
Chintinge Micheleham, Chintinge 
Bolney and Chintinge Poynings, or 
the Manor of Chintinge in Seaford), 

Chittingly Manor, 53, 60. 

Church Lane, Lidsey, 193. 


Goalharbour, spelt also Coleharhour, 
Coleharher^ 56, note, 59, 60, 62, 63, 
64; 65, 80. 

Cockshootes. See Old Lands. 

Coombe Place, 98. 

Copyhold House, the (Falmer), 95, 96. 

Court Farm 90, 98. 

Cowardstreet, in Ardingly or Srdyng* 
leght spelt also Cownstreat, Cour- 
streete, Cowarstrete, Cowarstreete, 
Cowerstreet, and Cownstreet, 42, 43, 
45, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 79, 81, 83. 

F F 




Oowdin, or Cowdin^, 68, 69. 
Creep Wood, 140. 
CripBes. See the Kings, 
Orowhurst or Crowehurst, Manor of, 40, 
41, 42, 45, 49, 52. 

Croweharst Park, 41. 
Cnckfield, Manor of, 91. 
Cuokmere River, the, 115. 
Cnttsorof te, 108. 

Dalyngton, forest and ohase of, 41. 
Dalynton, Manor of, 42. 
Deanes, 58, 74, 88. 
Deanes Farm, 68. 


Dene at la Walle. See Poor Man's Wall. 
Decuman gate, at Pevensey, 149. 
Denton Manor, 180. 
Dudewell Park, 41. 

Eastham, the, 19. 

East Hoathlj, Manor of, 91. 

Eastlangeho (Newtimber), 189. 

East Level], 68. 

East Mascalls, 162. 


Eastmeades, 51. 
Erdynglegh. See Ardingly, 
Ewliurat Farm, 79. 
Ewhnrst Manor, 65, 74, 79, 80. 
Ewhurst Place, 74. 


Falmer, alias Famer, Manor of, 48, 52, 
53, 57, 67, 73, 79, 81, 83, 85, 87, 90, 
98, 99. 

Famer. See Falmer, 

Famestreete, 108. 

Fenn Place, Worth, 30, note, 

" Ferryng," 27. 

Findon Place, 183. 

Fodder, Mersham Manor, 190. 

Fodder, Mersh Manor, 190. 

Folkenhurst, Vill of, 25. 

Foreters, Manor of, 80, 90. 

Foxearle, Hundred of, 25. 

Fryers, the, Lewes, 84. 

Further Wrenhams, 50, 51, 52, 53, 67. 


" Garingea " (or Goring), Manors of, 26. 

Gilderigg, 25. 

Glaziers Forge, 69. 

Goat Farm, 118. 

Goldspurre, Hundred of, 44, 49. 

Goring Manor, 26. 

Gostrod Farm, 189, and nofe. 
Great Sherpat, 56. 
Green Street, 115. 

Guestlinge, spelt also Q-uestlyng and 
Gestlingej Hundred of, 44, 49. 

Hailshara, Manor of, 91. 
Halton Farm, 62, 69, 71. 
Hardingham (? Heringham or Hard' 

ham) Priory, 180. 
Harbeting Marsh. See BergJiers, or 

Harpers, 58. 
Harpin, 79, 88. 
Harpings, 74. 
Hartfield, Hundred of, 25. 
Hastings, Rape of, 40, 41, 44, 45, 49,52, 

54, 55, 82, 84, 85, 88. 
Hastings, spelt also Hastinges and 

Mastynges, the Honour, Castle, Lord- 

ship, etc., 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 52, 54, 

56, 69i 72, 78, 80, 82. 
Haukesberg, Hundred of, 41. 
Hawksborough, Hundred of, 49. 
Heathdown, alias the Hoddown, 74. 
Hellingly Lodge, or Park, 73. 
Hellingley, Manor of, 91. 
Hellingly Park farm, 93. 
Hendale, 80. 
Hendall Farm, 73. 
Henhurst, Hundred of, 44, 49. 
Herterugg, 25. 
Hides, 75. 
Higham Manor, 54. 


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Higham Manor. See Igham, 
Highfield, 97. 

Highland, or Highlands, in Ohittingly, 
46, 56, note, 59, 60, 62. 63, 64, 65, 80. 
Hoddowne warren, 58, 79. 
Hoddown, the. See Jleathdown, 
Hoe, otherwise Hooe, Manor of, 91. 
Hooe. See Hoo or Hoe* 
Hoo, Leyels of, 68, 69. 

Hoorne, 59. 

Horcombe, 68, 74, 79, 88. 
Horse Eye marsh lands, 93. 
Horsey Farm, 74. . 
Hotshove, 90. 
Hotshrove, 98. 
Hurstmonceax Castle, 11. 
Hurst Hill, 29. 
Hydney, Haven of, HI. 

Ideld, Manor of, 78. . 
Iford, Manor of, 136. 


Igham, aluM Higham, Manor of, 53. 
Inberhome, Manor of, 109. 

James Land (inNnthurst), 90. 

Jesns Marshe in Aylsham, alias Hayl- 
sham, 46. 

Kenwards Farm, 90, 92, 160, 170. 
King's Down Farm, 97. 
Kings, the, and Cripses, 80. 


King's Way, 42. 
Knepp Castle, 183. 
Kyngston, Vill of, 27. 

Laghton, or Laughton, Manor of, 40, 

64, 69, 78, 83. 
Lambe Crofts, 69. 
Lancaster Great Park, 22. 
Landport, Lewes, 88, 95. 
Langeregg, 25. 

Langhton Manor. See Laghton, 
Laughton Place (or Manor House), 70, 

Laughton Rectory, 70, 71. 
Leuedymed Meadow (Newtimber), 189. 

Lindfield, Manor of , 80, 91. 

Little Lampham, 74.* 

Little Lamphams Marsh, 90, 92. 

Lockers crofts, 48. 

Lodge, the, or Lodgelands, 58, 74, 79, 88. 

Longfield, 97. 

Lower Stoneham Spring, 121. 

Lower Wickham Farm, etc., 94. 

Lydsey ohapelry, 193. 

Lyes Farm, 80. 

Lynderegg, 25. 


Mailing Hill, 129. 

Maresfield, or Merefeild, Manor of, 47, 

Mayfield, Manor of, 91. 
Mersham Manor, 190. 
Middle Wrenhams, 50, 61, 52, 63,67. 

Mill Field, the, 112. 

Mill Gap, 111, 196. 

"Mitohburn,"Villof, 30. 

Moat, the, 74, 79. 

Moated House, Hurst Hill, 29. 

Mounse, le, 108. 

Naldrets Farm, 74, 80. 
^'ash, in Lindfield, 81. 


" Nedrefelle" Manor, 143, note, 
Nenfeld, or Nendfeild, Hundred of, 44, 


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** Nerewelle " Manor, 148, note. 
Netherfeld, also spelt NetheffeUd, 

Hundred of, 44» 40. 
Netherfield Plaoe Farm, 148. 
Newbridge Mersh (Marsh), 68. 
New TnUy'8 Well, 128, 129. 
Neyther Byn, or Neither JB^ne, Hel- 

lynglye, 43, 66. 
Noddyng Farm, 189, and note. 
North Barsted, Manor of, 48, 67. 

Northemgg, 25. 

Northfeilds, 61. 

Northie, also spelt Northeye and Hor- 
they^ in Baxhill, aliae Baxley, Manor 
of, 48, 61, 55, 57, 69, 72, 78, 80, 90, 

Northie Farm, 92. 

Norton Farm, 70. 

Norton Manor, 180. 

Nnthnrst, Manor of, 91. 

Oathale, 51. 

Old Lands, alias Cookshootes, 60. 

Old Tnlley's Well, 128. 


Otham, Manor of, 89, 108, 109, 110. 
Othona, 149. 


Fakyns Manor, 29, note. 

Park Farm, 78. 

Parrooke, yill de la, 26. 

Partridge Thome, 108. 

Pattiswye, 90. 

Pazhill Park, 164, 155, 156. 

Penhurst Manor House, 141, 144. 

Peplesham, alias Pepsham, Manor of, 

47. 66. 
Pepsham. See Feplesham. 
PetthouseFarm, 69. 
Pett Manor, 190. 
Pevensey, Manor of, 66, 91. 
Pevensey Marsh, 146. 
Piddinghoe Down, 58. 

Plompton Bosoage, or Bttscage. See 

Plompton Manor-place, 47f 88. 
Plompton. See Plwnpton, 
Plomton. See Plumpton, 
Plnmpton Manor, 57, 67, 68, 74, 76, 77, 

Plowhatoh, 109. 
Poor Man's Wall, or Dene at the Walle, 

189, and note. 
Poynings Manor, 26. 
Prestewike Farm, 189, and note, 
Preston, Vill of, 27. 
Priestmarsh, 51. 
Puddle Dock, 146. 
Pykerigg (Piokeridge), 26. 

Beedy Groft, 86. 
Beeves, 98. 
Begnwn, 185. 
Bobertsbridge Abbey, 8, 83. 


Boughe Sherpat, 66. 
Bussell's, Dr., bridge, 129. 
Byston, 26. 


Sainthill, 166. 

Selsey Manor, 63. 

Selsey, Vill of, 27. 

Shelley Park, 35. 

Shepelake, Hundred of, 40. 

Sherpat. See Great Sherpat. 

Showeswell, spelt also Shoeswelle and 

Shooswell, Hundred of, 41, 49. 
Sluice Farm. See Northie Farm. 
Southeye, 43, 44. 
South Mailing, Lindfield, Burleigh 

Arches, Manor of, 90. 
Spilsteds, 87. 
Spriggett's Mershes, 68. 

Sprlngham, 69. 

St. Ann's House, Lewes, 81. 

Stammer, otherwise Stanmer, otherwise 

Andwickf and Hendall, Manor of, 76, 

80, 90. 
Stanmer. See Stammer, 
StapuU, Hundred of, 44, 49. 
Sunte, 160. 

Suthus,a bouse at Newtimber, 189. 
Suthfield (at Newtimber), 189. 
Swan Inn, Falmer. See The Copyhold 

Swythe Farm, in Heathfield, 97. 

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Telsoombe Downe, in TelBOombe, 50, 58. 

" Tent Hill/' 142. 

Teylmarah, 47. 

Thomeraggi 25. 

Tiokeridge, 25. 

Tilehnrst Wood, 73. 

'* Townfield,*' the, Bignor, 143. 

Townoreep, 139, 140,141, 142, 143, 145, 

146, 148, 150. 
« Trade," Field called the, 48. 
Talley's Well, 121, 128, 129. 
Twenty Acres, the, 108. 
Twytes, 56. 


Upper Wickham, 94. 


Wales, in Plompton, 77. 

Wales Farm, 88, 91. 

Wales House, 98. 

Walsted, Manor of, 80, 90. 

Warlington, Manor of, 47. 

Warren, the, 74, 

Warren Farm, 74, 79. 

West Ohiltington, Vill of, 25. 

Westcroft (at Newtimber), 189. 

Westden, or Westdene, Manor of, 40. 

Westland, 66. 

Wickham. See Upper and Lower ditto. 

Woodbrooks Farm, 94. 

Worminghnrst, Manor of, 47. 

Wortlyng, Manor of, 42. 

Wrenhams. See also Middle Wren- 

hamSf and Further Wrenhame^ 43, 46, 

49, 51, 52, 53, 68, 67, 98. 
Wymarks, 75. 


Abergavenny, Anne Lady Dowager, 

Abergavenny, George, Earl of, 89. 
Abergavenny, Lord William, 16. 
Acomeffeld, Wm., 186. 
Aoqnila (family), 179. 
Acton, John, 109. 
Aoton, Richard, 109. 
Adams, Thomas, 187. 
Ade, Mr. John Stephen, 193. 
Agar-Ellis, 37. 
Akehorst, Edward, 44. 
Akehnrst, John, 44, 45, 49. 
Akehurst, John, gent., 49. 
Akehnrst, Mary, 49. 
Alard (family), 4, and note, 
Alata, Victoria, 195. 
Alohorne (family), 22. 
Alington, Marmaduke, Esq., 103, 104. 
Alia. 179. 

Allen, Abraham, Esq., 153. 
Allen, Isaac, 152, 153. 
Allen, «Isaack,"6. 
Allen, Joan, 153. 
AUin, Elizabeth, 168, 169. 
Allin, Faith, 168. 
AUin, James, 169. 
Allin, John, 168. 
Allin, Mary, 168. 
Allin, Sarah, 168. 
Allin, William, 169. 
Amherst, Bichard, 48, 49. 
Ambrosins, Anrelins King of the 

Britons, 178, note, 
Andre, J. Lewis, Esq., 1. 
Anlaf, King of Northumberland, 177. 
Anscombe, Amon, 163. 
Ansoombe, Harriett, 163. 
Anscombe, John, 163. 
Anscombe, Snsan, 163. 
Antrobns, Edmund, Esq., 93. 
Ap Cadogan, Idnerth, 36. 
Ap Elydir Gooh. Sir Griffith, Knt., 36. 
Ap Idnerth, Gwysenes, 36. 
Ap Idnerth, Owen, 86. 
Appleby, Henry de, 180. 

Apryoe, Thos. 187. 
Apsley (family ), 5, 9, 26. 
Apsley, Dame, Elizabeth, 47. 
Apsley, Dorothy, 26. 
Apsley, Sir Edward, 47. 
Apsley, Nicholas, 26. 
Apsley, William, 6. 
Ap Thomas, 36. 

Ap Thomas, Sir Rhys, K.G., 36. 
Arderne (family), 13, note, 
Arundel, Earls of, 179. 
Arundel (family), 12, 16, 179. 
Arucdell, Hon. Bichard. Esq., 80. 
Arundel, John, Earl of, 15. 
Amndell, Lady Eleanor, 15, note. 
Arundel, Richard, Earl of, 27. 
Arundel, Richard, sixth Earl of, 183 . 
Arundel, Roger, 179. 
Arundell, Sir John, Knt., 55. 
Arundel, Thomas, Earl of, 6, 7, 16, 
Ashburnham, Bertram de, 22. 
Ashbumham (family), 22, 26. 
Ashburnham, John, Earl of, 81, 87, 88, 

Ashburnham, Lord, 69. 
Ashbumham, Margaret, 66. 
A^burnham, Sir Richard, 22. 
Ashbumham, Sir William, 66. 
Ashbumham, the Bight Hon. the Earl 

of, 139. 
Ashfold, Wm., 135. 
Asteley, " Elyzabeth," 174, 175. 
Atkin, William, 134. 
Atkins, Sir Robert, K.B., 62. 
Attersol, William, 123. 
AttersoU, Joseph, 124. 
Attree, Captain, B.E., 183. 
Attwood, John, Esq., 101. 
Atwater, Mary, 28. 
Atwood (family), 136. 
Aucher, Henry (see Vindlt), 37. 
Audley, Lord, 19. 
Avery, Ann, 163. 
Avery, Edmund, 163. 
Avery, Mary, 161. 
Avery, William, 161. 


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Baber, Sir John, Ent., 52. 
Bax5kshell, William, 158. 
Bagington, William, Esq., 80. 
Baigent, Mr. F. J., 181, and notes, and 

Baker, Ann, 77, 89. 
Baker, Frances, 75. 
Baker, Hannah, 97. 
Baker, James, 89. 
Baker, John, 75. 
Baker, John, gent., 63. 
Baker, Nicholas, gent., 57. 
Baker, Philadelphia, 97. 
Baker, Sir R., 176, note, 
Baldwin, Earl of Devon, 177. 
Baley, Abraham, 85, 86, 90. 
Ballard (family), 22. 
Ballard, Sir George, 22. 
Banks, Mr. W., 197. 
Bapthorpe (family), 24, note. 
Barclay, Donald, 97. 
Barford, Elinor, 24. 
Barford, Sir John, 24. 
Barnard Mr. {Sev. ?), 130. 
Barret, Mr. Thomas, 117, 123. 
Barrett, Thos., 187.' 
Barry, Anthony, gent., 101. 
Barry (family), 31. 
Barton (family), 22. 
Bassano, Anne, 51. 
Bassano, Henry, gent., 51. 
Batchelor, Eleanor, 170. 
Batchelor, Jacob, gent., 170. 
Batchelor, Jane, 157. 
Batchelor, Mary, 170. 
Batchelor, Philadelphia. 157. 
Batchelor, Walter, gent., 88. 
Batchelor, William, gent., 157, 170. 
Bates, Ann, 168. 
Batf'is, Barbara, 168. 
Bates, Catherine, 168. 
Bates, Mary, 168. 
Bates, William, 168. 
Battesford (family), 22. 
Battesford, Ellen, 22, note. 
Battesford, Bobert, 22, note. 
Battesford, Sir John, 23, and note. 
Baudowin (or Bodow%n\ Reney (or 

Bene), 102, 104, 105, 106, 108. 
Bax, Alfred Ridley, Esq., 151. 
Baynes (family), 18. 
Baynes, Rev. Richard, 9. 
Beach, Mr., 122. 
Beach, Mr. (Eev. ?), 124. 
Beachamp, Ann, 103. 
Beale, Richard, gent., 74. 
Beard, Ann, 162. 
Beard, John, 162. 
Beatrice, Countess of Arundel, 5. 

Beauchamp, William, gent., 103. 

Eeauclerk (family), 10. 

Belasyse, Lord John, 57. 

Bellingham, Henry, esq., 48. 

Bellings, Sir Richard, Knt , 66. 

Bennett, Anne, 50. 

Bennett, Francis, 164. 

Bennet, Philip, gent., 50. 

Bennett, Sarah, 164. 

Berchere, Mr. James Lewis, 103, 104. 

Bere, De la, 180. 

Beresford (family), 24, note. 

Berwick, Roger, 7. 

Bevis, Earl of Southampton, 178, note. 

Bickenor, John de (see VinalJ), 37. 

Bicknell, Robert, junr., 52. 

Bicknor, Sir Thomas de(see Vinall),S7. 

Bignold, Robert, gent., 52. 

Bigot, Hugh le, 26, note. 

Bikeenbr, Sir John de (see Vinall), 37. 

Billam, John, gent., 107. 

Binkes, George, 72. 

Bine, Elizabeth, 162. 

Bine, John, 162. 

Bine, Mrs. Ann, 162. 

Bird, William, gent., 190. 

Bish, Jane, 165. 

Bish, William, 166. 

Blaker, Francis, 171. 

Blaker, or Blacker (family), 7, 22. 

Blaker, Thomas, 22. 

Blaker, William Trangraar, 171. 

Blanohard (family), 24, note, 

Blanchard, Robert, 24, note. 

Blare (family), 24. 

Blencowe, Adam de, 19. 

Blomer, Henry, Esq., 55. 

Blomer, John, Esq., 48, 61, 67. 

Blomer, William, gent, 48. 

Bloomfield, Rev. E. N., 191. 

Blunt. C, 170. 

Board, Bridget, 156. 

Board, Elizabeth, 152. 

Board (family), 181. 

Board, Fanny, 155. 

Board, Harriot, 155. 

Board, John, Esq., 152, 155, 166. 

Board, Lieutenant John, 156. 

Board, Louisa, 156. 

Board, Richard, 154, 166. 

Board, Sarah, 154, 156. 

Board, William, 154. 

Board, William, Esq., 66, 68, 88, 165. 

Boby, Thos., 187. 

Bodle, Edward, 91, 99. 

Bodowin. See Baudowin. 

Bohun (family), 183. 

Bohun, Agnes, 24. 

Bohun, Alioner de, 5. 


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Bohan, Edmond, 24. 

Bohnn, Franco de, 28, 24. 

Bohun, Joan de, 28, noi$. 

Bohun, Johanna, 28. 

Bohun, John de, 23, and not0, 

Bois, Peter, gent., 54. 

Bolney (family), 26. 

Bond, Mr., 179. 

Boodle, Edward, gent, 88, 82. 

Boodle, John, gent, 83. 

Boole, Edward, 65. 

Boone, Charles, Esq., 88. 

Boord, Pemell, 152. 

Boord, Stephen, 43, 152. 

Borde, Stephen, 43. 

Bord, William, Esq., 56. 

Borell, John, 13, note, 

Borrer, N., Esq., 29, note. 

Borrer, Bey. Canon, 109. 

Bosehm, Nico., 186. 

Boteyilein, Sir Robert, 28. 

Botting, Edward, 167. 

Botting, Elizabeth, 167. 

Bouchier, Lord, 11. 

Boun, Frank de, 180. 

Bonn, John, 180, 110^0 

Bowers, Thomas, D.D., 70, 72. 

Bowyer, Robert, Mayor of Chichester, 

1532, 133. 
Boxall (family), 18. 
Box (family), 18. 
Box, Mary, 137. 
Box, Mr., 198. 
Box, William, 137. 
Boys (family), 22. 
Boys, Mr., 87. 
Boys, William, 124. 
Braithwaite, Mary, 169. 
Brand (family), 10. 
Braose (family), 179. 
Braose, Thomas Lord, 3, 10. 
Braybrok, Sir Gerard, Ent, 40. 
Breaut6, Falke de, 22. note, 
Breaut^, Sir Bobert de, 22, note, 
BreautI, Sir Thomas de, 22, nbte. 
Brent (family), 22. 
Brentregge, Walter de, 25. 
Brett, Mrs. Mary, 166. 
Brett, Walter, 58. 
Brewys (family), 7. 
Brewys^ Sir John de, 7, 8, 10. 

Bridge, John, 76. 

Bridge, Martha, 76. 

Brigden, Rot. WilUam, ^.M., 156. 

Bristed, Elizabeth, 158. 

Bristed, Ezekiel, 168. 

Brittany, Duke of, 41. 

Bromley, Clobery, Esq., 66, 57. 

Bromley, Hon. Elizabeth, 73. 

Bromley, Hon. William, 72, 78. 

Bromley, Katherine, 66. 

Bromley, Lucy, 80, 81. 

Bromley, Throckmorton, William, Esq., 

79, 80, 81. 
Bromley, William, 67. 
Bromley, William T.,79. 
Brooker, Charlotte, 165, 
Brooks, William, 169. 
Brown, Abel, 161. 
Brown, Jane, 161. 
Brown, John, 165. 
Brown, Josiah, Esq., 112. 
Brown, Susannah, 165. 
Browne, Frances, Lady Mary St. John, 

Browne, Sir Anthony, 11, 14, 16. 
Browne, Thomas, Esq., 82. 
Browning, John, gent, 57. 
Buchyr, Will., 186. 

Bucks, Eleanor, Countess of, 179, note. 
Budgen, William, 167. 
Burd, Robert, gent, 59, 60. 
Burfield, Benjamin, 197, 198. 
Bamand, Edward, 192. 
Bumand, John, 192. 
Burrell, Rev. Timothy, 153. 
Burrell, Sir Wm., 180, 199. 
Burtenshaw, Henry, 168. 
Bartenshaw, John, 168. 
Burtenshaw, Mary, 168. 
Burtenshaw, Richard, 81, 83. 
Busemer, Alex., 186. 
Bu8hby,Mr., 193. 
Butcher, Ninion, 50. 
Butcher, Thomas, 95. 
Buthurst, John de, 189. 
Button, Mr., 124. 
Butler, John, Esq., 83. 
Butler, Sir James, Ent., 66. 
Bybye, Robt, 187. 
Bybye, Wm., 187. 

Cadurois, Patrick de, 180. 
Calverley, Anne, 66. 
Calverley, Edmund, 56, 65, 66, 68. 
Calverley, Edmund, gent, 63, 64. 
Calverley, John, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68. 
Calverley, John, gent, 71. 


Camoys, Lady Elizabeth, 4, 15. 
Camoys, Sir Wm. de, 180. 
Camoys, Thomas Lord, 14, 16. 
Campeden, John de, 5. 
Campion, Barbara, 76. 
Campion, Henry, Esq., 76, 77. 


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Cantalape, Thomas de (Bishop of ffere^ 

ford), 182. 
Canterbury, Thomas, Arohbishop of, 

Carisius, T., 196. 
Carpenter (family), 136. 
Carpenter, Thomas, 70, 71. 
Carr, Henry, 167. 
Carr, John, 56, 60. 
Carr, Sarah, 167. 
Carrell, John, Esq., 55. 
Caryll (family), 6. 
Castlemain, the Right Hon. Richard, 

Lord Viscount, 107. 
Catherine, Princess, 65. 
Catt, James, 95. 
Cecil (family), 32. 
Cely, Benet (or Benedict), 34. 
Cely (family), 34, note, 
Chaloner, Thomas, gent., 42. ' 
Chantler, Mr. (Rev, /), 124. 
Chapman, John, 186. 
Chappell, Elizabeth, 102, 103. 
Chappell, John, Esq., 102, 103. 
Charlemagne, Emperor, 4. 
Charles I., 11. 
Charles XL, 52. 

Charles VI. (of France), 176, note. 
Charlton (family), 24, note. 
Chafcers, Mr. James, 117, 118. 
Chatfeild, John, 162. 
Chatfeild, Walter, 162. . 
Chatfield, Phoebe, 162. ' 
Chatfield, Walter, 162. 
Cheney (family), 181, 182. 
Chester, Earl of, 182. 
Chichester, 83. 

Chichester, Henry Thomas, Earl of, 98. 
Chichester, the Right Hon. the Earl of. 

Chichester, Thomas, Earl of, 95, 96, 97, 

Chilcot, John, 166. 
Chilcot, Sarah, 166. 
Chilcot, Sidney, 166. 
Child, Elizabeth, 164. 
Child, John, 164. 
Child, Samuel, Esq., 78. 
Chilley, John, gent., 56. 
Chinery, Benjamin, 170. 
Choute. See Chute. 
Churoher, Thos.^ 186. 
Chute (spelt also Choute), Sir George, 

Bart., 104. 
Cinderforde, Lucy, 137. 
Clare, Gilbert, Earl of, 54, 55. 
Clare (Glamorganshire house of), 179. 
Clarke, Humphrey, 48. 
Clarke, Mr. Somers, jun., F.S.A., 199. 
Clayton, Mr. C. E., 127, 133, 193. 
Cleere, Margaret St., 29. 


Clere (family), 31, note. 

Clerke (or Clarke), Edmund, Esq,|63a 

Clerke, George, Esq., 52. 
Clerke, Mary, 52. 
Clerke, Robert, Esq., 62. 
Cleva, Lady Anne de, 46. 
Clifden, Viscount, 37. 
Clinton, Saxon Earl of Winchester, 178, 

Clobery, Dame Anne, 56, 67. 
Clobery, Mary, 57. 
Clobery, Sir John, Knt., 52, 53, 54, 66, 

67, 72. 
Clobery, Susanna, 67. 
Cluttou, William, gent., 88. 
Cobden, Ann, 192. 
Cobden, John, 192. 
Cobden, Mary, Mrs., 192. 
Cobden, William, 192. 
Cobham (family), 182. 
Coby, William, gent., 61. 
Cockayne, Mr. (Norroy King of Arms), 

Cockle, Elizabeth, 125. 
Colbran, Mr., 87. 
Colgate, Stephen, 84. 
Colkin (family), 22. 
Colley, Francis, gent., 100. 
Collins, Ann, 192. 
Collins, William, 192. 
Comber (or Coomber), Charles, 159, 164. 
Comber, Cleophas, 159. 
Comber, Elizabeth, 162, 163. 
Comber, Elynor, 43. 
Comber, Francis, 162, 163. 
Comber, Jane, 162. 
Comber, Rebecca, 169. 
Comber, Thomas, 43, 159, 163. 
Comber, William Henry, 159. 
Combridge, Cambridge, or de Cum^ 

berugge (family), 25. 
Compton, Ann, 157. 
Compton, Charles Henry, 158. 
Compton, Elizabeth, 164, 157. 
Compton, Faith, 157, 168. 
Compton, John, 171. 
Compton, Lucy, 164. 
Compton, Mary, 171. 
Compton, Samuel, 158. 
Compton, Thomas, 157, 158. 
Compton, Thomas, gent., 154. 
Confessor, Edward the, 178, and note. 
Constable, Thomas, clerk, 86. 
Constantius, King of the Britons, 178, 

Coode, John, 187. 
Cook, John, 133. 
Cooke (family), 24. 
Cooke de Rustington, 24. 
Cooke, Henry, 24. 

G G 


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Cooke, John, 24, 63. 

Cooke, Bichard, 24. 

Cooke, Thomas, 24. 

Cooke, William, 108. 

Cooper, Bobert Chester, Esq., 04, 96, 

Cooper, T.S.,Bsq., 189. 
Cooper, William, gent, 96. 
Coomber, William, 164. 
Coterey, Petyr, 186. 
Cotton (family), 7. 
Court, Elizabeth, 84. 
Court, John, 84. 
Coutte, Thomas, Esq., 98, 94. 
Covert (family'), 11, 181. 
Covert, Jane, 6. 
Covert, John, 23, 166. 
Cox, Ann, 166. 
Cox, Dr., 188. 
Cox, Fanny, 166. 
Cox, Harriot, 166 
Cox, Henry, 166. 
Cox, Sarah, 166. 
Cox, William, 166. 
CraggB, James, 71, 72. 
^ranmer, William, 67. 
Craven, Lord, 62, 99. 

Craven, Sir Anthony, Ent., 62. 

Craven, Sir William, Knt , 62. 

Craven, the Bight Hon. William Lord, 

67, 86. 
Craven, Thomas, Esq., 86. 
Craven, William, Earl of, 61, 67. 
Craven, William, Lord, 48, 86. 
Crawfurd, Fanny Gibbs, 166. 
Crawfurd, Gibbs, Esq., 156. 
Crawfurd, John, Esq., 156. ^ ^^ ^ 
Crawfurd, William Board Edward 

Gibbs, Esq., 154. 
Crawley, William, 124. 
Crich, Edmund, 46. 
Crich, John, 46. 
Crich, Thomazin, 46. . 
Crioll, Bertram de, 22. 
Crochon, William, 189. 
Crooch, Thomas, 60. 
Cruel, Bobert de, 22. 
Cruttenden, Jane, 126. 
Cruttenden, Phebe, 126. 
Cruttenden, Thomas, 126. 
Culpeper, Elizabeth, 6. 
Cumberugge, de. See ComhHdge, 
Cutler, James, 60, 61, 62, 64. 
Cutler, or Cuttler, Bichard, 61, 62, 64. 


Daore, Lord, 199. 

Daelyngregg, Matilda de, 25. 

Dalby, Ann, 156. 

Dalby, Francis, 156. 

Bailing (family), 25. 

Dallison (family), 24, w>te, 

Dallingridge (family), 25. 

Dallyngfold, Edward, 25. 

Dalyngregg, William de, 25. 

Dalyngegregg, John de, 25. 

Dallingrugge (family), 3, 15. 

Daniel, Bichard, 186. 

Darcy, " Maistresse," 178. 

Dash, William, 192. 

Daubeny (family), 4, note, 

Davey, Mr. Thomas, 162. 

Davey, Bev. H. M., 193. 

David, Guillemyn, 174. 

Davis, Miss Caroline, 171. 

Davis, Mrs. Lois, 171. 

Davis, Thomas Booke. 171, 172. 

Davy, Thomas, 123, 124. 

Daw, William, jun., 98. 

Dear, Mr. (JRev. ?), 124. 

De Insula, or Disili (family), 25, note, 

Delaune (or De Laune), Gideon, Esq., 

100, 101. 
De la Warr (family), 11, 12, and note. 
De la Warr, Thomas, Lord, 15, note. 
Delves, Mrs., 6, 9. 
Dendy, John, 89. 

Denman, William, gent., 45. 

Denne, Henry, Esq., 108. 

Despenser, Hugh le, 42. 

Dethick, Sir Gilbert, Knt., 43. 

Devenish, John, 30. 

Devenish, spelt also Deuysh, Deuyash, 

Devenyahe, Devenysshe. 
Devenysshe, Thomas, Esq., 43. 
Devenyshe, William, gent., 43. 
Devonshire, William, Duke of, E.G., 78. 
Dichfeild, Edward, 48. 
Dier, Harry, 187. 
Dighton, John, gent., 79. 
Dobell (family), 7. 
Dobell, Mary, 76. 
Dobell, William, 7. 
Dobell, William, Esq., 76, 77. 
Doddridge, Dr., 116, 123, 124. 
Doliens, Julius, 7, note, 
Domare (family), 24. 
Dorset, Earl of, 58. 
Dorset, Bichard, Earl of, 47. 
Dorset, the Bight Hon. Edward, Earl of, 

K.G., 48. 49, 51. 
Down ton, Hendon, Esq., 56, 57, 59, 60, 

61, 62, 63, 64, 99. 
Downton (or Dounton), Bichard, Esq., 

46, 47, 63, 59, 60. 
Downton, Sir Bichard, Ent., 63. 
Downton, Thomas, 46, 60. 
Draycott, Philip, Esq., 55. 


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Drummond, Mr., 22. 
Drury, Sir William, 4, note. 
Dubourg, Pierre Jean, 104. 
Dudelealold, Kioholas de, 189. 
Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 12. 
Duke, Mr. (Eev, f), 124, and note. 
Dankin, E. H. W., Esq., 39, 108, 190. 
Duresme, B., 85. 

Durham, the Hon. and Bight Bey. 
Bichard, Lord Bishop of, 85. 

Durrani Elizabeth, 169. 
Durrant, John, 169. 
Durrant, Mary, 169. 
Durrant, Bichard, 169. 
Durrant, Samuel, Esq., 85, 87, 98. 
Durrant, Thomas, 169. 
Dyke, Sir William, Bart., 76. 
Dyton, Bichard, Esq., 73.' 
Dyyell, Capt, 102. 


Bade, Elizabeth, 167. 

Eade, George, 167. 

Eady, Bobert, 107. 

Eagles (family), 26. 

Eagles, Gabriel, 197. 

Eastangrave, Sir Bobert de, 36. 

Eastengrave (family), 36. 

Eaton, John, 97, 98. 

Echingham (family), 19. 

Echingham, Sir William, 28. 

Edward L, 178. 

Edward II., 18, 20. 

EdwardllL, 3, 20, 21. 

Edward the Confessor, 5, and 143, note, 

Edwards, Ann, 161. 

Edwards, Mr. John, 161. 

Effingham, Lord, 108. 

Effingham, the Bight Hon. Lady Mary, 

Effingham, Thomas Lord Howard of, 

103, 104. 
Eldridge, William, 95. 
Eleanor, Queen, 5. 
Elfred, 178, note. 
Elizabeth, Queen, 12, 14, note, 
Elliot, John, 81. 

Ellis, Edward, olerk, 89. 

Ellis, Elizabeth, 134, note. 

Ellis (family). 37, 136. 

Ellis, Henrietta Anna Maria, 87, 89, 99* 

Ellis, Henry, 137. 

Ellis, Henry, gent., 77, 89. 

Ellis, John, 134, note, 136, 137. 

Ellis, John, gent., 89. 

Ellis, Mary, 89. 

Ellis, Thomasb gent, 89. 

Ellis, Willliean, gent., 89. 

Ellis, W. Smith, Esq., 1, 17, 133, 137. 

Elphick (family), 136. 

Elphick, George, 66. 

Elys, Sir Henry, 37. 

Elys, Sir John, 36. 

English, William, 123. 

Escotingy, or Scotny (family), 35. 

Estengreve, Joan d', 86. 

Estok, Alice, 186. 

Bstok, John, 187. 

Ethelbert, King of Kent, 177. 

Evelyn, George William, 93. 

Eyme, James, 100. 

Eyme, Mary, 100. 

Eyme, Salomon, 100. 


Fairhall, Jane, 165. 

Fairhall, Thomas, 165. 

Falconer (or Michelgrove) (family), 8. 

Fanshaw, John, Esq., 82, 86. 

Famfould, Jane, 30. 

Farnham (family), 23. 

Faucombe (family), 180. 

Fenner (family), 30, note, 

ffelde, Thos. Atte, 186. 

Fiennes (family), 11. 

Fiennes, Sir Boger, 199. 

Finch (family), 34, and note. 

Finch, Joan, 34. 

Finch, Vincent, 34. 

FitzAlan, Brian, 20. 

Fitz-Alan Elizabeth, 183, 184. 

Fitz-Alan, John, Earl of Arundel, 8, 8. 

Fitz-Alan, Thomas, 8. 
Fitz-Arundel, 179. 
Fitzherbert (family), 24, note., 
Fitz.Symon (family), 23. 
Fitzwalter (family), 28. 
Fleterugg, Hugh de, 25. 
Foord, Ann, 167. 
Foord, Thomas, 167. 
Force, Mr., 122. 
Foreman, Bev. E., 188. 
Foster, John, 186. 
Foster, Bichard, 187. 
Foster, Bobert, Esq., 48. 
Fourneuz, William, 187. 
Fowle, Edward, 172. 
Fowler, James, 187. 
Foxley, Sir John, 4. 


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Franks, A. W., Esq., F.S.A., 116, 188. 

Franks, John, 167. 

Franks, Mary, 167. 

Frankland. Ann, 90, 93. 

Frankland, Fredeiick, 106. 

Frederick, Sir Charles, K.B., 87. 

Freland, John, 187. 

French, John, 94. 

French, Samuel, 74, 85. 

Freville (family), 23. 

Friend (spelt FHnd), 125. 

Froissart, 178, note. 

Frye, WilUam, 187. 

Fryer, Edward, 110. 

Fryer, John, 109, 110. 

Fryer, William, 58. 

Fuller (family), 26. 

Fuller, John, 26, 88. 

Fuller, John, gent., 63, 66. 

Fuller, Thomas, 63, 64, 66, 68, 186. 

Fulwar, Lord Craven, 81, 83, 86. 

Fumeaux, Simon de, 32. 

Furnivall (family), 180. 

Fynehagh. See Vinall, Vffnall, and 

Fynehagh (or Vinalt), John, 37. 
I^nehagh (or Vinalt), Simon, 37. 


Gage (family), 8. 

Gage, Sir John, 8, 14. 

Gardiner, Bdmond, 101. 

Garnet, Anthony, 43. 

Garnet, Thomas, 43. 

Gatesden, Sir John de, 182. • 

Gates, Mr., 198. 

Gattesden, Margaret, 180. 

Gattesden, Sir John de, Knt{Sherifof 

Sussex), 180. 
Gaunt, John of, 34, note, 41. 
Gawery, Thomas, 186. 
Gayncsford (family), 12. 
Geale, Richard, 54. 
Geer, Dionese, 93. 
George IV., 197. 
Gemon, Nicholas, 40. 
Gherbadus, Earl of Chester, 182. 
Gibson, Mr. Thomas, 71. 
GifEard, 179. 
Giffard, Godfrey, Bishop of Worcester, 

Gilbert, Mr. Carew Davies, 113. 
Gilderigg (family), 26. 
Gillam Edward, 46. 
Gillam, Gilbert, 43, 45, 46. 
Gillam, Margery, '46. 
Gillam, William, 46, 46. 
Glanville (family), 24. 
Gloucester, Thbmas, Duke of, 40. 
Goda, Countess, 143, note, 
Godfrai, de B. B., 180. 
Godfrey, Joseph, Esq., 83, 84. 
Godman, Anne, 53, 67. 
Godman, Edward, 63, 62, 67. 
Godman, Edward, gent., 49, 60, 51. 
Godman, Edward, Jan., 61. 
Godman, Francis, gent., 67. 
Godman, Jane, 62, 67. 
Godman, John, 61. 
Godman, Richard, sen., gent., 61. 
Godolphin, Francis, Earl of, 70, 71, 72. 
Godolphin, Harriot, 154, 156. 

Godolphin, Lady Henrietta, 70, 71. 
Goldsmith, Mr. Thomas, 198. 
Goodwyn, Charles, gent, 68. 
Goring (family), 8, 26, 27. 
(Joring, John de, 27. 
Goring, Ralph, 27. 
Goring, Sir William, 3, 27. 
Goselin, George, 99, 100, 105. 
Gosselin, John, 105. 
Gosselin, Mary, 105. 
Gostrod, John de, 189. 
Goushill, Joane, 183, 184. 
Goushill, Sir John, 183. 
Goushill, Sir Robert, Knt., 183, 184. 

Gower, Mrs. Ann, 168. 

Gower* Mr. Jeremiah, 168. 

Gower, Stephen, 68. 

Grantham, Lady Mary Jemima, 89, 90. 

Grantham, Thomas, Lord, 89, 90. 

Gratwick, Roger, 108. 

Grave, Samuel, gent., 66. 

Gray, Henry, 105. 

Greby (or Oroht/), Hawisia de, 31. 

Green, Mr. J. R., 148. 

Gregory, Arthur, Esq., 67. 

Greenstreet, Mr., 18. 

Grey (family), 30. 

Greystock, Baron de, 19. 

Griffith, Mr. Henry, 195. 

Grove, Henry Atte, 133. 

Grove, John Atte, 133. 

Grove, Richard, 186. 

Grove, Simon Atte, 133. 

Grove, William Atte, 133. 

Grover (family), 133, et seq, 

Grover, Anne, 133. 

Grover, Artour (sic), 136. 

Grover, Cassandra, 134. 

Grover, Catherine, 134, 

Grover, Daniel, 137. 

Grover, Elizabeth, 134, 135, 137. 

Grover, Gabriel, 137. 
Grover, Hannah, 137. 


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Grover, Isaac, 133. 

Grover, James, 134. 

Grover, Joan, 135. 

Grover, John, 127, 133, 134, 135, 136, 

Grover, Joseph, 137. 
Grover, Lucretia, 134. 
Grover, Lucy, 137. 
Grover, Margaret, 134. 
Grover, M«ry, 134, 135, 137. 
Grover, Matthew, 136. 
Grover, Mildred, 137. 
Grover, Miles, 133. 
Grover, Biohard, 138. 
Groveri Samuel, 134, 137. 

Grover, Sarah, 135. 

Grover, Simeon, 133. 

Grover, Simon, 133, 135, 137. 

Grover, Thomas, 133, 134, 135, 136, 

Grover, William, 134, and note, 135, 136, 

GroBvenor, Dame Jane, 90. 
Guidot (or Ghtidotf), William, Esq., 69, 

Gunter (family), 8. 
Gunter, John, 8. 
Gnnter, Biohard, 162. 
Gunter, Sibbil, 162. 
Gunter, Thos., Esq., 190. 


Hagen, Godhard, 107. 
Haia, Boger de, 181. 
Haine, John, 85. 
Haine, Sarah, 85. 
Hallick (7 El^hicJii), Joan, 137. 
• Hallick. See Slf hick. 
Halsham, Sir Hugh, 4. 
Hamans, Sergeant, 125. 
Hamilton, Alexander, Esq., 83, 84, 86. 
Hamlen, Nathaniel, 68. 
Hamlen (or Hamlyn), Biohard, 68. 
Hamlen, Bobert, 68. 
Hamlin, John, gent., 160. 
Hamlin, Mrs. Ann, 160. 
Hampel, Dr., 188. 
Hampton, Mary, 75. 
Hampton, Bernard, 29. 
Hampton, Charity, 29. 
Hampton, Charles, D.D., 28. 
Hampton, Christopher, 29, note, 
Hampton (family> 28. 
Hampton, John de, 29. 
Hampton, Bev. William, 29. 
Hampton, Sir William, 29. 
Hampton, Thomas, 29. 
Hampton, William, clerk, 75. 
Hanoe (of the Wardrobe), 174. 
Handloo, Sir John, 23. 
Hanwell, Thomas, clerk, 41. 
Harben, Thos., 88. 
Harbord, Sir Charles, Ent, 53. 
Harbord, William, Esq., 53. 
Hareng ^family), 26. 
Harffye, Thomas, 89. 
Hargrave, Mr., 193. 
Harpedeyne, Lady, 174. 
Harold, King — , 22. 
Hartley (family), 26. 
Hartshome, Mr. A., 15, note, 188. 
Hasler, John, 192. 
Hasler, Mary, 192. 
Hasting (family), 136. 

Hasting, Lord, 46. 
Hasting, Sir Edward, Ent., 45. 
Hasting, Sir George, Ent., 45. 
Hasting, Sir Wm., Ent , 45. 
Hastings, Sir Mathew de, 143, note, 
Hastynges, Lord, Ent, 41. 
Hastynges, William, 41. 
Haverfield, F., Esq., M.A., 189. 
Haward, Sir William, 63. 
Hawes, John, olerk, 66. 
Hawkiogmgge, Bobert de, 25. 
Hawley, Francis, Lord, 53. 
Hay (family), 180. 
Hay, William, Esq., 76, 77. 
Hayes, John, Esq., 63. 
Haygarth, Mary, 165. 
Haygarth, Bev. George, 165. 
Hayley, Bev. William, 199. 
Headley, Captain William, 197. 
Heames (spelt also Secme), Thomas, 

106, 107. 
Heamden, Elizabeth, 84. 
Heaslupp, Matthew, 104. 
Heasman, Jane, 171. 
Heasman, Mr. Watt, 171. 
Heasman, Sarah, 171. 
Heath, Bobert, 58. 
Heath, Bobert, Esq., 65, 66. 
Heblethwayte, Henry, gent., 54. 
Hemans, Mrs., 16. 

Henden, Edward, Serjeant-at-Law, 46. 
Henry II., 178. 
Henry IV., 34, »o/fl, 41. 
Henry V. (of Monmouth), 176, note, 
Henry V., 21, note. 
Henry VI., 14, note, 21, 176, note. 
Henry VIL, 14, note, 16, note, 
Henry VIIL, 21. 
Henry of Huntingdon, 148, 149. 
Henshaw, Harry, 78. 
Henshaw, Philip, Esq, 78. 
Henshaw, Thomas, gent., 78. 


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Hereford, Ralph, Earl of, 143, note, 

Hermer, Balph de Monte, 42. 

Herterngg (family), 25. 

Herthfelder. Wm., 187. 

Hervey, Mr., 198. 

Hervy, William {Norrey)^ 99. 

Heycock, Elizabeth, 100. 

Heycock, John, 100. 

Heydon, Lady Anne, 4, and note, 

Hicock, John (spelt also Heycoch and 

Hycoek), 100. 
Highlord, John, 48. 
Hildrope, Richard, 187. 
Hildrop, Wm., 187. 
Hillman, Mr. W., 198. 
Hills, Ann, 164. 
Hills, Drew, 164. 
Hirding, John, 186. 
Hobden, Mary, 167. 
Hobden. William, 167. 
Holcroft, Mr., 198. 
Holies, the Right Hon. the Lady Grace, 

Holies, Thomas, Duke of Newcastle, 

K.G., 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 78, 80, S2, 

88, 84, 107. 
Holling , . . , Henry, 172. 
Hollo way, John, junr., 96. 
Hollys, Sir William, Knt., 43. 
Holman, G«orge, 55. 
Holman, George, Esq., 52. 
Holman, Sir John, Bart , 52. 
Holmden, or Selmendale (family), 27, 

Holt, Dame Anne, 56, 57. 
Holt, Sir Charles, Knt., Bart., 56, 57. 
Holte, Dame Anne, 72. 
Holte, Sir Olobery, Bart., 72. 
Honour of the Eagle, Lords of. See 

AcquUa Family. 
Hony wood (family), 28. 

Honywood, Mary, 28, 

Honywood, Richard, Esq., 28, and note. 

Honywood, Robert, Esq., 28. 

Honywood, Thomas, M.P., 28. 

Hoo, Sir Thomas de, Knt., 40, 42, 46. 

Hoo, Thomas, Esq., 41. 

Hooker, Mr., 199. 

Hooker, Richard, 96. 

Hopestill, Mrs., 169. 

Home, Elizabeth, 134. 

Home, John, 134. 

Horne, Mary (also spelt Heme), 134. 

Horsa, 177. 

Horsey (family), 26. 

Horsley, 146, note. 

Hotheroppe, Anthony, 46. 

Hotot (family), 23. 

Howard (family), 81, note. 

Howard, Dr., 17. 

Howard, Middleton, gent., 73, 74. 

Hudson, Rev. Thomas, 196. 

Huett, Francis, gent., 190. 

Hulfeld, Agnes, 174. 

Hull, Thomas, 175. 

Hungerford, John, gent., 63. 

Hungerford, Thomas, Esq., 57. 

Huntingdon, Henry, Earl of, 44, 46. 

Hun ton, Edmund, Esq. {Mayor of 

Norwich), 105. 
Hurst (family), 29. 
Hurst, Joan, 29. 
Hurst, Margery, 29. 
Hurst, Nicholas, 29. 
Hurst, Phillipa, 30. 
Hurst, Richard, 29. 
Hurst, Robert, 29. 
Huse, Nicholas, Esq., 41. 
Hussey, Edward, Esq., 35. 
Hussey, the Rev. A., 145, 146, 149. 
Hyde, Robert, 187. 


Ifield, Sir John de, 3. 
Ingham, Sir Oliver, 8. 
Ingram, John, gent., 88. 

Insula, John de, 23, note. 
Insula, Robert de, 25. 
Ireland, John, 87. 


Jackson, George, 105. 

Jackson, Henry, Esq., 94, 96. 

James I., 12. 

Jankyn, 175. 

Jeflferay (family), 7. • 

Jenner, Thomas, 51. • 

Jennings, Mr., 123. 

Jessop, William, 71. 

Joan, Countess of Arundel, 5, 15. 

Johnson (family), 186. 

Johnson, John, 137* 

Johnson, Mrs. Harriett, 171. 

Johnston, Mr., 123, et seq. 

Johnston, Ebenezer(Rev.), 123, 125, 126. 

Johnston, Mr. William (Sev. ?), 126, 127. 

Johnston, Mary, 126, 127. 

Johnston, Thomas, 127. 

Johnstone, Benjamin, 127. 

JoUands, Charles, 157. 

Jones, Elizabeth, 64. 

Jones, Sir William, Knt., 64. 

JusoD, Thomas, olerk, 107. 


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Katherine (Queen of Henry F.), 176, 

Katherine (of Valois), 176, note. 
Keale, Elizabeth, 137. 
Kelly, Rev. W. W., 192. 
Kempe, Jeliannette, 174, 175. 
Keadall, Sayer de, 35. 
Eenseley, Abraham, 108. 
Kenseley, John, 108. 
Kensley, Richard, 108. 
Kenward, Mr., 194. 
Kenward, Thomas, 96. 
Eillingbeck, Anne, 135. 
Killingbeck, Edward, 135. 
King, Eliza, 161. 
King, Eliza Sophia, 161. 

King* James, 161. 

King John (of France), 176, note. 

King, Mary, 161. 

King, Mary Ann, 161. 

King, Richard, 88. 

Kinge (spelt King^ and Kyng), Richard, 

Esq., 46, 49. 
King, Siebert. See Siehert. 
Knight, James, 96. 
Knight, Lucy, 96. 
Knight, Samuel, 197. 
Knight, Thomas, 96. 
Knollys, Lady Elizabeth, 9. 
Ktanert^ Charles, 8, note. 
Knyght, Robt., 187. 

Lagrange, Andrew, gent., 79. 

Lamb, Sir M., Bart., 94. 

Lambert, James, jun., 199. 

Lane, John, 187. 

Lane^ Robert, gent., 60. 

Lane, William, gent., 50, 58. 

Langdalt, Elizabeth, 55. 

Langdall, Frances, 55. 

Langdall, Mark Marmaduke, gent., 55. 

Langeregg (family), 26. 

Langhorne, Richard, Esq., 99. 

Langhome, Thomas, gent, 99. 

Lanson (or L<iwson), Dr. John, 100, 103. 

Lanson. See Lawson. 

Lardner, Richard, Esq., 73, 74. 

Last, Richard, 163. 

Latton, Edward, Esq., 48. 

Laurence (family), 136. 

Lawrence, Earl of Rochester, 65. 

Lawrence, Peter, 99. 

Lawson, John, 101. 

Ledes, Richard, 187. 

Lee (family), 32. 

Lee, Sir John, 23. 

Lee, Sir Wm., clerke, 186. 

Leech, Richard, 9. 

Leeds, George William Frederick, Duke 

of, 92. 
Leeds, 'J homas, Dake of, 86. 
Legh, the Right Hon. Edward, Lord, 73. 
Leicestershire, Earls of, 179. 
Leicester, Robert, Earl of, 50. 
Leigh, the Hon. Charles, 57. 
Leodegario, Geoffrey de Sancto, 42. 
Leodegario, Isabella, 42. 
Leodegario, John de Sancto, 42. 
Leo, Pontius, 7, note. 
Leopard. See Lepard. 
Leopard (or Lepard) ^ Elizabeth, 54, 55, 


Leopard, George, 64, 67. 

Leopard, Joane, 69. 

Lepard. See Leopard, 

Lepard, Richard, 45, 46, 54, 65, 66, 67> 

58, 59. 
Lescuier, Mary, 99, 100. 
Lesley, see also L'Isle, LUle, and Lisley, 
Lestie, Lady Henrietta Ann, 93. 
Leslie, Lord, 93. 
Lesly (De Lisle), Sir John, 24. 
Lethieullier, Pitt, Esq., 82. 
Lewen, John, 187. 
Lewis, Earl of Feversham, 65. 
Lewknor (family), 27. 
Lewknor, Judge, 9. 
Lewknor, Sir Thomas, 27. 
Leynthall, Lady, 173. 
Lillington, Thomas, 134. 
Lincoln, Earl of, 99. 
Lincoln, Henry, Earl of, K.G., 82. 
Lincoln, Katherine, Countess of, 82. 
Lintot, John, 159. 
Lintott, Thomas, 159. 
Lintott, " Timothe," 159. 
Lisle, Phillip, Viscount, 50. 
Lisley (De Lisle), John, 37. 
Lisle, John de, 23. 
Lisley, John, see Vinall, 37. 
Lloyd, William, gent., 81, 85. 
London, Lord Mayor of, 10, note. 
London, Robert, Bishop of, 32. 
Longchamp (family), 23. 
Longespee, William, 2. 
Longstaffe, Mr., 178, note. 
Lqngueville, Grey, Esq., 76. 
Looker, James, 19i9. 
Lorchin, Thos., 186. 
Louis, King of Portugal, 14, note. 
Love, Joan, 153. 
Love, John, 153. 


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Lower, Jeflfle, 96. 

Lower, M. A., Mr., 1, 88, 182, note, 199. 

Lnoae, Anthony, 161. 

Lucas, Francis, 58, 59; 75. 

Lucas, Hannah, 161. 

Lucas, Mr. J. C, 195. 

Lucas, Walter, 78, 79, 81, 83. 

Lucas, Walter, gent., 58. 

Ludman, Richard, 187. 

Lunsford, Cicily, 60. 
Lunsford, Sir John, 60. 
Lusted, Mr. J., jun., 198. 
Ltttterell, 180. 

Lynde De la (family), 25, 26, 
Lynde, Sir George De la, 26. 
Lynde, Sir John De la, 25. 
Lynde, Sir Walter De la, 25. 
Lynde, Wm. De la, 26. 


Mace, Edward, 75. 

Mace, George, 75. 

Mackrell, Mrs. Elizabeth, 168. 

Mackrell, Mrs. Mary, 163. 

Mainwaring, Mr., 198. 

Mannysbrigge, Wm., 187. 

Manvillain, Hannah, 107. 

Manyillain, Sarah, 107. 

Mapleton, Thomas, 5. 

March, Patrick, Earl of, 19. 

Marchant, James, 161. 

Marohant, Bichard, 51. 

Marchant, William, 61. 

Markwick, Mr., 197. 

Markwike, W., 187. 

Marlborough, John, Duke of, 70, 71, 72. 

Marmion, 179. 

Marsh, John, 108. 

Marshall, Mr., 124. 

Marshall, Dr., 17. 

Marten, Ann, 161, 163. 

Marten, Charlotte, 161. 

Marten, George, 160, 161. 

Marten, Jane, 160, 161. 

Marten, John, 81, 163. 

Marten, Mary, 163. 

Marten, Sarah, 163. 

Marten, Stephen, 160. 

Marten, Thomas, 163. 

Martin, Elizabeth, 160. 

Martin, George, 160. 

Martin, Jenny, 160. 

Martin, John, 78. 

Martin, Matthew, 170. 

Martin (or Marten), Sarah, 160, 163. 

Martin, Stephen, 160, 163. 

Martin, Susanna, 170. 

Mary (Queen Dowager) (1703), 65. 

Mascall, Edward, gent., 47. 

Mascall, Frances, 47. 

Mascall, Bichard, 6. 

Mascall, Richard, gent., 47. 

Mason, Jane, 158. 

Mason, Mr., 123. 

Mason, Mr. (Rev ?), 124. 

Mason, Thomas, 158. 

Mayfeld, Katherine, 173, 174. 

Maxfield, Mary, 137. 

Meads, Ann, 163. 

Meads, Frederick, 165. 

Meads, Henry, 165. 

Meads, Jane, 165. 

Meads, John, 163. 

Meads, Prisoilla, 165. 

Meads, Thomas, 163. 

Meads, William, 163. 

Mears, Messrs., 197. 

Mears, Thomas, 197. 

Medhurst, Mary, 85. 

Medley, Edward, 109. 

Medley, Thomas, Esq., 109, 110. 

Melchborn. See Michelbourne, 

Merley (family), 180. 

Metcalfe, Rev. George, 90. 

Mettemich. Prince, 177. 

Michelborne, Edward, 30. 

Micbelbome, Sir Edward, 30. 

Michelbourne, John, 30. 

Michelbourne (family), 30, and note, 

Michelburn, Robert de, 30. 

Michelgrove (or Falconer), 8. 

Michell, John, 75. 

Middleton, Edmund, gent., 50. 

Middleton, Francis, Lord, 82. 

Middleton, John, Esq., 76. 

Middleton, Viscountess Frances, 93. 

Midleton, Lord George, Viscount, 92, 

Milford, Wm., 187. 
Miller, John 106. 
Millington, John, gent., 49. 
Millington, Roger, 186. 
Mitten (family), 136. 
Mitten, Joseph, 97, 98. 
Monson, Charles, Esq., 78, 107. 
Monson, George, Esq., 62, 66. 
Monson, Lord, 99. 
Monson, Lord John, 78, 107. 
Monson, Sir Henry, Bart., 62, 69. 
Monson, Sir John, K.B., Bart., 50. 
Monson, Sir William, Bart., 72. 
Monson, William, Esq., 62, 70. 
Montacute, Earl of Salisbury, 19. 
Montacute, Sir Wm., 183. 
Montague (family), 13. 
Montague, Viscount, 7, 8, note, 11. 


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MoDtalt, Roger de, 26. 

Mordannt, Sir Charles, Bart., 73, 80, 81. 

More (family), 30. 

Moreton, Earl of, 179. 

Moreton, Loaisa, 155. 

Moreton, Hey. William Moreton, M. A., 

Moreton, the Counts of, 22. 
Morgan, William, 99, 100. 
Morice, Humphry, Esq., 69. 
Morice, John, 69, 70, 71. 
Morley, Dorothy, 164. 
Morley, Henry, 164. 
Morley, Robert, Esq., 48, 60. 
Morley, Susanna, 50, 51, 58. 
Morris, Mr. James Berry, 116, 125, note. 

Mortimer (family) (of Sadnorshire), 179. 

Mosse, Francis, 48. 

Monntagu, the Right Hon. Franois Lord, 

Yisoount, 55. 
Mountague, Anthony, Yisoount, E.G., 

43, 44, 47. 
Mountague, the Right Hon. Anthony 

Maria, Viscount, 48. 
Mountague, Thomas, 62. 
Moanteney (family), 180. 
Mowbray, Thos. de, Duke of Norfolk, 

183, 184. 
MuUward, John, 186. 
Muteney, 180. 

Muriel, Thomas (minister), 104. 
Murray, the Hon. William, Esq., 107. 


Nailard, Thomas, 98. 

Napp, Samuel, 97. 

Napp, William, 97. 

Napper, Mr., 185, and note, 

Naylor, George, Esq., 68, 70, 72. 

Naylynghurst, Robert, clerk, 40. 

Nelond, Thomas, 5. 

Nethersole (family), 22. 

Nevell, Kalphde. 41. 

Neville, Jolland de, 35. 

Neville, Hugh de, 25. 

Nevill, the Hon. George Henry, 89. 

Nevyll, Anthony, Esq., 99. 

Newberry, Carr William, 163. 

Newberry, Elizabeth Raikes, 163. 

Newberry, Francis Sutton, 163. 

Newberry, Thomas Raikes, 163. 

Newcastle, the Duke of, 72, 77. 

Newcastle, Henrietta, Duchess of, 72, 

Newcastle, Pelham-HoUes, Duke of, 32. 
Newcastle, Thomas Holies, Duke of, 

K.G., 107. 
Newington (familj), 10. 

Newnham; Mary Ann, 163. 
Newport (family), 32. 
Newton, Dorothy, 151, 167. 
Newton, Edmund, gent., 151. 
Newton, George, 152. 
Newton, George, Esq., 166. 
Newton, Mary, 152. 
Newton, Thomas, 152. 
Newton, William, gent., 153. 
Nicholas, Sir H., 21, note, 
Nixon, Daniel, Esq., 158. 
Nixon, Harriot Louisa, 158. 
Noddyng, Thomas, 189. 
Norfolk, Duchess of, 185. 
Norfolk, Elizabeth, Duchess of, 184. 
Norfolk, Dukes of, 10, note. 
Northerngg (family), 25. 
Notbeme, William, 40. 
Nott, Sergison, Esq., 14. 
Nyutimbre, Juliana, 189. 
Nyutimbre, Thomas, 189. 
Nyutimbre, William de, 189. 
Nyyyle, Henry de, 189. 


Odo, Bishop of Bayeuz, 178, note, 
OBa, King of Mercia, 178. 
Okys, John, 186. 
OHve, Mr. {Bev ?), 122, 180. 
Olliye, Samuel, 129. 
Onslow, George, Esq., 88, 86. 
Onslow, George, Earl of, 88. 
Osbourne, Edward, 59. 
Osbonrne, Hannah, 69. 


Otho (^Duke of Saxony and Sari of 

York), 178, note. 
Ottway, Lieut .-Ool., 104. 
Overton, Wm. de, 181. 
Owen, Sir David, 3, 15, 16, and note, 
Owen, Timothy, clerk, 67. 
Oxford, Countess of, 40. 
Oxford, John, Earl of, 34, note. 
Oxford, Thomas, Earl of, 84, note. 

H H 


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Paokham, Ann, ISO. 

Paganell, 179. 

Page, John, 76, 77. 

Page, John, gent., 74. 


Palgrave, Sir Francis, 148. 

Palmer, Sir James, Knt., 48. 

Palmer, Sir Eoger, K.B., 48. 

Palmersfcon, Henry, Lord Yisoount, 79. 

Pankhurst, William, 95. 

Paris, Mathew, 178. 

Parire, William, a, 42. 

Parker, Ann, 167, 168. 

Parker, Anne, 167. 

Parker, Prances (?), 168. 

Parker, Francis, 167> 168. 

Parker, John, 167. 

Parker, Sarah, 167. 

Parker, Thomas, 10. 

Parker, William, 167. 

Parrington, Eev. W., 115. 

Parrook (family), 31. 

Partington, Bey. T., 143. 

Partington, Thomas, Esq., 92. 

Partington, Thomas Walley, Esq., 88, 90, 

91, 92. 
Patrick, Earl of March, 19. 
Patteshnlle, Sir John, 23. 
Payne, Edward, 60. 
Paynell (family), 182, note. 
Paynell, Sir Wm., 180, 182. 
Pecham, John de, 31, 33. 
Peckham (family), 31. 
Peckham, James de, 31. 
Peckham, John, 126. 
Peckham, William, 124, 126. 
Peene (family), 136. 
Peleham, Boger de, 32. 
Pelham, 86, 89, 90, 92, 93. 
Pelham (family), 8, 11, 12, 31, 32, note, 

33. . 

Pelham, Alice, 32. 
Pelham, Amelia, 89, 99. 
Pelham, Ann, 74. 
Pelham, Baron, 90, 91, 92. 
Pelham, Elizabeth, 47, 62. 
Pelham, Frances, 66, 93. 
Pelham, George, Esq., 54, 93. 
Pelham, Grace, 86. 
Pelham, Harbert, senior, Esq., 47* 
Pelham, Henrietta, 79. 
Pelham, Henrietta Ann, 89, 93. 
Pelham, Henry, Esq., 68, 66, 66, 67, 68, 

71, 72, 73. 74, 76, 76, 78, 79, 80, 86, 

91, 93, 107. 
Pelham, Hon. George, 91. 
Pelham, Hon. Henry, Esq., 72, 73, 82, 


Pelham, James, Esq., 71, 76, 79, 80. 

Pelham, Joan, 34. 

Pelham, John, Esq., 60. 

Pelham (orPoZAam), Jordan de, 32, and 

Pelham, Lady, 176. 

Pelham, Sir John, Bart., 62, 54, 65, 61. 
Pelham, Sir John de, 34. 
Pelham, Sir John " ye younger,*' 176. 
Pelham, Sir John, 34, note, 62, 63, 64, 

Pelham, Sir Nicholas, Bart., 64, 65, 66, 

Pelham, Sir Thomas, %2, 
Pelham, Sir Thomas, Bart., 47, 48,49, 

50, 66, 66. 
Pelham, T., 89. 

Pelham, Lady Ann, 88, 90, 92, 93. 
Pelham, Lady Catherine, 75. 
Pelham, Lady Lucy, 60. 
Pelham, Lord, 72, 85, 90, 98. 
Pelham, Lord Pelham, 86. 
Pelham, Lucy, 93. 
Pelham, Peter de, 32. 
Pelham, Balph de, 32, 33, note. 
Pelham, Sir John, Knt., 40, 41, 45. 
Pelham, the Bight Hon. Thomas, Esq., 

Pelham, the Hon. and Kev. George, 92. 
Pelham, the Bight Hon. Thomas, Lord, 

69, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 108. 
Pelham, Thomas, Baron, 82. 
Pelham, Thomas de, 33, note. 
Pelham,. Thomas, Esq., 44, 45, 62, 54, 

56, 62. 66, 68, 70, 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 

81, 84, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94. 
Pelham, Thomas, Lord, 71, 87, 88, 94. 
Pelham, Walter de, 32, 33, and nbte. 
Pelham, William de, 32, 33. 
Pellatt, Apsley, 84. 
Pellatt, Elizabeth, 84. 
Pellatt, William, Esq., 84. 
Pembrooke, the Bight Hon. Anne^. 

Countess of, 49. 
Pendragon, Uter, 178, note.' 
Penfold, Henry, 89. 
Penfold, Thomas, 89. 
Penfold, William, 166. 
Penny, S., 104. 

Penny, Solomon, gent., 106, 107. 
Peplesham, Bichard, 29. 
Peplesham, Simon, 29. 
Pepys, Samuel, 117. 
Percy (family), 13. 

Percy, Algernon {Earl of Berkeley), 13. 
Percy, Henry Algernon {pth Sari of 

Northumberland^, 13. 
Percy, Isabella, 13. 


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Perkins, Edmnnd, Esq., 55. 

Perkins, Hntton, Esq., 78, 107. 

Pessenden, or Picklesden, Robert, 84. 

Pdtre, Mary, 47. 

Petre, the Right Hon. Lord, 48. 

Petre, William, Esq., 55. 

Petre, William, Lord, 47. 

Peverell, 179. 

Peverell, Sir Richard, 22. 

Phillips, Mr. 0. T., 176, note, 195, 198, 

Philpot, Rev. W. B., 193. 
Picklesden. See Pessenden, 
Pierce, Marchant, 167. 
Pierpoint, Hopestill, 171. 
Pierpoint, John, 169. 
Pierpoint, Matthew, 169, 171. 
Pierpoint, Thomas, 171. 
Pigod, 180. 

Pilfold, James, gent., 77, 89. 
Pilkington, Ann, 89. 
Pilkington, Charles, D.D., 89. 
Pirn, Elizabeth, 161, 162. 
Pim, Prances, 161, 162. 
Pirn, Henry, 161. 
Pim, James, 162. 
Pim, John, 161. 
Pim, Mary, 161. 
Pim, Richard, 161. 

. Planch^, Mr., 182. 
Pointz, Hugh, 20. 
Pole, Cardinal Reginald^ 45. 
Ponyng, Michael de, 31. 
Pool (or Poole), Sir Francis, Bart., 77* 
Poole, Sir Ferdinand, Bart., 91. 
Porter, Anne, 103. 
Porter, Richard, gent, 103. 
Potwo, Johanette (or JehcMnette), 175. 
Powell, Jenny, 168. 
Powell, Mrs Ann, 168. 
Powell, William, 158. 
Poynings (family), 30. 
PoyniDgs, Sir Michael, 30. 
Poynings, Sir Thomas^ 80. 
Prestewike, Robert de, 189. 
Preston, Captain William, R.N., 165. 
Prime, Thomas, gent, 76. 
Prince, C. Leeson, Esq., 108. 
Priseche, Countess de, 16. 
Prymer, John, sen., 187« 
Prymer, Richard, jun,, 187. 
Prymer, Richard, sen., 187. 
Prymer, William, 187. 
Pulham (family), 34, nof^, 
Pulham, John, 84, note, 
Purrey, Henry, 164. 
Pykerigg (family), 25. 
Pym-Yeatman, Mr,, 179. v 


Rannlph, Earl of Chester, 182. 

Bashleigh, Thomas, gent., 46. 

Batyngdene, John de, Ent., 180. 

Bawsonne (or Bawson), David, 46. 

Baye, Daniel, gent, 65. 

Bayner, John, Esq., 82. 

Baynold, John, 186. 

Bead, Henry, Esq., 82. 

Bead, Bichard, 124. 

Bede, John, 187. 

Beetz, Gilbert Atte, 186. 

Belf, John, 96, 97. 

Beere, Anthonie, gent., 49. 

Bewe, Gnillemette, 173, 175. 

Beynolds, Bishop, 9. 

Bice, R. G., Esq., 2St note, 

Bichard of Cirencester, 147. 

Bichard II., 1, 5, 20, 21, 22, 178, note, 

Bichard III., 20, 21, note. 

Bichmond, Dukes of, 10, note^ 

Bichmond, Earl of, 41. 

Bidge, Ann, 125j 131. 

Bidge, Benjamin, gent, 94. 

Bidge, Benjamin, 118, et eeq. 

Bidge, James, 124, note, 

Bidge, Jane, 125. 

Bidge, John, 1251 127« 

Bidge, Joseph, 124, note, 

Bidge, Luke, 127. 

Bidge, Mary, 125. 

Bidge, Bichard, 125, et eeq, 

Bidge, Sarah, 126, 131. 

Bidge, Thomas, 124, and note, 125. 

Bidge, William, 116, et seq, 

Bidge, William, gent, 94. 

Bikkle, Thomas, 24. 

Bivers (family), 22, note. 

Bobbins, Ann, 59. 

Bobbins, Anne, 61. 

Bobson, Bateman, 81, 

Bobiiison, Frederick, 89, 90. 

Boger, Earl of Montgomeryshire, 179. 

Bogers, Henry, 72, 73, 78. 

Bogers, Bobert, clerk, 78. 

Bolff, John, 187. 

Bonyngton, Bichard, 187. 

Boper, Bobert, 187. 

Bound, John, gent., 67. 

Bowe, Isabella, 8, note, 

Bowe, Nathaniel, 8, note, 

Bushton, toTmerly Samley (family), 10. 

BuBsell, Hannah, 75. 

Bussell, James, 97. 

Bussell, John, 96. 


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Bnsaell, Robert, 81. 

Batland, John, Duke of, K.G., 76, 78, 

Byorof t, Dame Penelope, 92. 
Byoroft, Mary, 92. 
Byoroft, Sir Nelson, Bart., 92. 
Byoroft, Sir Bichard, 92. 

Bjcroft, the Bey. Sir Biohard, Bart.| 

Bye (family), 23. 
Bye, Mr. Walter, 31, note, 
Byner, alicu Comber, John, 42. 
Byther (family), 24, note. 
Byther, or Wither, 


Sage, Elizabeth, 74. 

Sage, Niohola8,.74. 86. 

Sands, Biohard, 92. 

Santiny (or Santini), Nicholas, 102, 104. 

Sannders, Alderman, J. J. G., 196. 

Sannzarer (family), 23. 

Savage, Hawise, 180. 

Savage, Sir John, 87. See Vinall, 

Sawyer, John, 12, 116. 

Sayerg, Esther, 86. 

Sayers, Walter, 84, 86. 

Schellay, Shallev, or Shelley (family), 

Scobell, Bey. John, 197. 
Scofeild, Jane, 62, 63, 67. 
Soofeild, Mathew, gent., 62, 63. 
Scoteney, Balph, 41. 
Scoteni, Petri de, 34, 35. 
Scotney (family), 34, 35. 
Sootney, Berta, 35. 
Scotney, Fnlke, 35. 
Scotney, Hugh de, 35. 
Scotney, Lambert de, 36. 
Scotney, Boger, 35. 
Scotney, Thomas, 35. 
Scotney, William, 35. 
Scott, Katherine, 60. 
Scott, Samael, 59, 60. 
Scottegni, or Scotney (family), 35. 
Scras, Captain, 13. 
Scras> or Scrobse (family), 13. 
Sorase. See Scras. 
Segar, Sir William, 36. 
Segrave, John de, 42. 
Seigeneret, Peter, 106, 106. 
Seignoret, James, 106. 
Seignoret. See Seigeneret. 
Seignoret, Stephen, 102, 104, 106. 
Selby, Mr., 17. 
Selwyn, John, 108. 
Selwyn, Thomas, 108. 
Sergison, Warden, Esq., 88. 
Sevyar, Thomas, 186. 
Seward (family), 26. 
Shadwell^ William Lucas, gent., 95. 
Shakespeare, 1, 11. 
Sheafe, Dorothy, 46. 
Sheafe, Thomas, D.D., 46. 
Sheather (family ), 1 86. 
Sheffield, John Lord, 92, 93. 

Sheffield, Lady Lncy, 93. 
Shelfered. See ShoveUtrode, 
Shelley. See Shullygh, Schellcty, or 

Shelley (family), 8, 36. 
Shelley, Cordelia, 72. 
Shelley, Henry de, 36. 
Shelley, Henry, Esq., 47, 72, 76. 
Shelley, John, 6, 7, 10. 
Shelley, John de, 35, 36. 
Shelley, John, Esq., 82, 84. 
Shelley, Bichard, Esq., 6. 
Shelley, Bobert de, 36. 
Shelley, Sir John, 3, 4, 87. 
Shelley, Sir Thomas, 35. 
Shelley, the Bight Hon. John, 85, 98, 

Shepard, William, 52. 
Sherburne, Bishop, 9, 11, 13. 
Sherley, Thomas, Esq., 4is, 
Shiffner, Sir George, Bart., 98^ 
Sholmsted. See ShoveUtrode, 
Shore, Bridget, 76, 77. 
Shore, Dorothy, 76, 77. 
Shore, Elizabeth, 76. 
Shore, Katherine, 76. 
Shovelstrode (family), 18, note (spelt 

also Sholmsted and Shelfered), 
ShuUygh. See Shelley, 
ShuUygh (or Shelley)^ John, 36. 
Shurley, John, 9. 
Shurley, Sir John, 5. 
Sidney, John, 22, note. 
Siebert, King, 178, note. 
Simpson, Christopher, gent., 107. 
Simpson, Mr. T., 196. 
Sing, Bnnjeet, 10, note. 
Sing, Soocket, 10, note. 
Sitsylt (family), 31, note. 
Skardevyle, William, 188, and note, 
Skener, Baoulin, 174. 
Skinner, John, 158. 
Slingar, Roger, 105. 
Slingar, Tempest, 105. 
Small, John, 106, 107. 
Smith, Bartholomew, gent., 109. 
Smith, Jos., 94. 
Smith, Mr. C. Roach, 188. 
Smith, William, Esq., 89. 
Snashall, John, 134. 


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Bnashftl, Mr. (JEtev ?), ISi. 

Bnashal, Mr. Samuel (Bev ), 123. 

Saodden, John, 187. 

Soame, Biohard, 101. 

Someri, 180. 

Sondes, Lewis, Lord, 88. 

Sondes, the Bight Hon. Lord Lewis, 

Sone, Bichard, 92. 
Southampton, the Bight Hon. Henry, 

Earl of, 47. 
Spenoe, John, Esq., 151. 
Spence, Jndeth, 151. 
Spenoe, Thomas* Esq., 151. 
Spenoer, the Bight Hon. John, Earl, 

Speoyng, 173. 

Springet, Thomas, gent., 47. 
Springett, Anthony, 57, 88. 
Springett, Anthony, clerk, 75, 76. 
Springett, Harbett, gent, 67. 
Springett, Herbert (or Harher^t 76. 
Springett, Biohard, 57, 68, 76. 
Springett, Sir William, Ent.. 11. 
Springett, William, 67, 75, 76. 
Spnrrell, Mr. Herbert, 112, 113. 
St. Nicholas (family), 31. 
Stafford (family), 24, note, 
Stafford, John, 101, 102, 106. 
Staker, John, 192. 
Stalk>wrth, 175. 
Stanbridg, Thomas, 163. 
Stanley, Katherine, 174, 175, 

Stanley, Lady Joanna, 184. 

Stantord, John, 166. 

Staples, Alexander, 109. 

Staples, Mary, 109. 

Stapley (family), 9. 

Stapley, Anthony, 48. 

Stapley, John, 9. 

Starr, John, 94. 

Starr, Mr. (Ber.)f 130. 

Stawell, the Hon. William, Lord, 78. 

Sterens, Anne, 171. 

Sterens, Henry, 171. 

Stevens, John, 172. 

Stevens, Mary, 171. 

Stevens, Sarah, 172. 

Stokes, Ann, 75. 

Stokes, Anthony, 76. 

Stokes, Anthony, clerk, 75. 

Stokes, George, clerk, 75. 

Stone, Andrew, Esq., 80, 82, 107. 

Stone, Hannah, 107. 

Strangways, Thomas, 100. 

Strangways, Wadham, 100. 

Strong, Mary, 136. 

Strong, Sarah, 136. 

Stndley, Bev. John, 13. 

Saokling. John, Esq., 45. 

Surman, Bobert, gent., 55. 

Sydney, Algernowne, Esq., 50. 

Sydney, Lord, 60. " 

Sydney, Sir Bobert, Knt., 44, 50. 

Symkyn, 174. 


Tahonrdin, Elizabeth, 102, 106, 107. 
Tahonrdin, Gabriel, 100, 102, 103, 104, 

105, 106, 107. 
Tahonrdin, Gabriel, jnn., 100, 102, 103, 

Tahonrdin, Gabrielle, 100, 106. 
Tahonrdin, Jane, 106. 
Talbot, John, Earl of Shrewsbury, 14, 

Talbot, Sir John, Knt., 53. 
Talbot, William Earl, 84. 
Tanner, Mr. S., 199. 
Tapsell, John, 169. 
Tatham, Bev. E. H. B., 139. 
Tawdon, James, 99. 
Tawke, Bich., 187. 
Taylor, Matthew, 51. 
Tegherugge, John de, 25. 
Temple, John, Esq., 79. 
Temple, Bichard, Esq., 79. 
Temple, Sir John, Knt., 50. 
Tester, Mr., 198. 
Thai^, Martha, 169. 

Tharp, Biohard, 169. 

Thomas (family), 36, and note. 

Thomas, Inigo, Esq., 98. 

Thomas, Sir William, Knt., Bart., 86. 

Thomas William, 36. 

Thomo, Comes Marshall, 186. 

Thompson, Edward Mannde, Esq., 

D.C.L., LL.D., F.S.A., 176. 
Thompson, Wm., 187. 
Thomemgg (family), 25. 
Thornton, Biohard, gent., 96. 
Throckmorton, Clement, Esq., 73. 
Throckmorton, Lucy, 73. 
Thorpe (family), 10. 
Thynne, Henry Frederick, Esq., 65. 
Tibbs, William, 101. 
Ticehurst, Mr., 87. 
Tickell, John, 30. 
Tilson, Thomas, Esq., 100. 
Tompsett, FranoeS) 97. 
Tompsett, Maria, 97. 
Tompsett, Sarah, 97. 
Touch, Charles, clerk, 186. 


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Touoh, Dorotiiy, 186. 
Tonnsend, Thos. Atte, 186. 
Tonrle, John, gent.» 88, 95. 
Townsend (familj), 31, note, 
Townshend, Elizabeth, the Bight Hon. 

Lady Yisconntess, 62. 
Townshend, the Bight Hon. Charles, 

Lord Viflcount, 62. 
Trangmar, Sarah, 171. 
Trayton, Mr, Edward, 197, 
Trenchard (family), 26. 
Tregoz (or Tregote) (family), 26. 
Tregoze, Sir Henry, 27. 
Tregoz, Henry, 27. ■ 
Tregoz, Henry de, 27« 

Tregoz, John, 27. 

Tregoz, Thomas, 27. 

Trevor, John, Esq., 85. 

Trevor, Bobert Lord, 8&. 

Trimmer, Edward, 63. 

Trower, Mr., 183. 

Trymlett, Elizabeth, 187. 

Trymlett, John, 187. 

Tudor, Owen, 176, note^ 

Tnlet, Mark Cephas, 102. 

Tnrgis, Mary, 70, 71. 

Turner, Bichard, 162* 

Tutsham (or Tatteiham) (family), 36. 

Tutsham. See Tattesham, 

Twells, John, 83. 


Ufflete. Sir Gerald, Ent., 183, 184, 185. 
Uwins, Phodbe, 164. 

Uwins; Richard, 164. 


Valence, William de, 4, 180. 
Valencia, Adomar de, 42. 
Vallance, Catherine, 96. 
Van BodiCoate, Anna, 168. 
Van Bodiooate, Henry, Esq., 158. 
Vanneck, Gerard William, 89*) 
Vamham, Ann, 166. 
Vamham, Elizabeth, 166. 
Vamham, William, 166. 
Veer, Aubrey de, 40. 
Veer, Matilda de, 40. 
Veer, Philippa de, 40. 
Veer, Robert de, 39, 40. 
Veer, Thomas de, 4b. 
Vere, Robert de (.Duke qf Ireland), 178, 

Verrall (family), 197. 

Verrall, Henry, 197. 

Verrall, Mr. F., 198. 

Verrall, Wm., Esq., 197. 

Vespatian, Titus, 196. 

Vigor (family), 136. 

Villiers, Sir George, 2, note, 

Vinall, EdwUrd, 85. 

Vinall (or Fynehagh) (family), 37. 

Vinall (or VinehalV), Wm., gent., 37.) 

Vousden (also spelt Vowsden), William, 

62, 63, 64. 
Vousden, Wm., gent., 62. 
• Vynall, John, 58. 


Wace, Gilbert, 181. 
Wachesam (family), 23. 
Wagner, Rev, H. M., 196. 
Wahull, Isabel, 23. 
Wahull, Jane, 23. . 
Wahull, John, Baron de, 23, 25. 
Wahull, Margaret, 23. 
Wahull, Margaret, 23. 
Wahull, Michael de, 23. 
Wahull, Rose de, 25. 
Wahull, Symon de, 23. 
Wahnll, Walter de, 23. 
Wakfield, Thos., 191. 
Wakeford, Thos., 187. 
Waldeby, Bobert de, 5. 

Waleis, 180. 

Waller, James, Esq., 79, 

Waller, John, gent., 73. 

Wallis, Michael, 97. 

Walpole (family), 31, note. 

Walpole, Caroline, 89. 

Walpole, Robert. Esq., 61, 62. 

Walpole, the Hon. Bichard, 89. 

Walter, John, 187. 

Walter, Peter, Esq., 69, 70, 71, 72| 73, 

Walter, Bichd., 187. 

Waltheof, Earl of Northumberland, 182. 
Wantele, John, 3. 
War, Bioh. le, 186. 

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Warbleton (family), 87. 

Warbleton, Thonjaa de. See Warbleton^ 

Warbleton, Thomas, 87, »ote» 

Warbleton, Wm., 37. 

Warde, Edmund, gent., 44. 

Warden, Francis, Esq., 83, 88. 

Wardeux (family), 180. 

Wardeux, Sir ^enry de, Knt., 180. 

Warenna, John de, 42. 

Warner, Simeon, 134. 

Warner and Sons, Messrs., 192. 

Wamett, Edward, Jan., gent., 63, 

Warren (family), 179. 

Warren, John, Earl of, 35. 

Warren, Mr., 105. 

Warthall, (or Warthalle), Johan, 173. 

Warwick, the Bight Hon. Robert, Earl 

of, 101. 
Waryn, Richard, 186. 
Washer, James, 79. 
Washer, Samnel, 78. 
Washer, Thomas, 78, 86, 86, 87. 
Washer, WilUam, gent., 77, 78. 
Waterhouse, Samnel, 92. 
Waters, Mary, 28. 
Waterton (family), 24, note, 
Watkins, Mr. {Bev. ?), 123, 124, 126, 

Watson, Hon. George, 108. 
Watson, Hon. Henry, 108. 
Watts, Richard, gent., 91. 
Watts, William, Esq , 82, 88. 
Wautham, Reginald de, 23. 
Webb, John, Esq., 78. 
Webb, John, gent., 53, 54, 56. 
Webb, Richard, Esq., 57, 60. 
Webb, Sir John, 68, 69, 72. 
Webbe, Mary, 65, 57. 
Webbe, Sir John, Bart., 55, 57. 
Weekes, Philip Hampton Garile, 29. 
Weekes, Richard, 29. 
Weld, George, Esq., 52. 
Weld, Humphrey, Esq., 52. 
Weller, Ann, 126. 
Weller, Grnttenden, 77, 123, et seq. 
Weller, Hannah, 77, 123, note, 
Weller, Jane, 125. 
Weller, Stephen, 77, 123, note, 126. 
Wellings, Elizabeth, 192. 
Wellings, Rey. Thomas, 192, 193. 
Wellings, garah, 192. 
Wells (famUy), 23. 
Wells, Mr., 198. 
Wentworth, Mary, 100. 
Wentw'orth, Rnishee, Esq., 100, 101. 
Werbletone, Thomas de, 38. 
West, Walter, 6. 
Westmerland, Ralph, Earl of, 41. 
Weston, Elizabeth, 167. 
Weston, William, 157. 

Weston, Wm. ^e, 181, note. 
Wheatley (family), 9. 
Wheeler, Ann, 170. 
Wheeler, Charles, 170. 
Wheeler, George, 170. 
Wheeler, Jane, 168. 
Wheeler, Jenny, 170. 
Wheeler, John, 170. 
Wheeler, Joseph, 168, 170. 
Wheeler, Mary, 170. 
Wheeler, Timothy, 170. 
Wheller, Ann, 167. 
Whistler, Rev. R. F., 139, X40, 14^. 
White, John, Esq., 54, 55. 
White, William, gent., 77. 
Whitfeild, Robert, gent, 43. 
Whitfeld (family), 38. 
Whitfeld, Henry, 46, 49. . 
Whitfeld, Thomas, Esq., 46, 49. 
Whitfield, Dorothy, 49. 
Whitfield, John, Esq., 49. 
Whitfield, Thomas, Esq., 49. 
Whitley, H. Michell, Esq., Ill, 196. 
Whytfeld, Robert, gent., 43. 
Wicker, Ann, 134. 
Wicker, Mary, 134. 
Wicker, Moses, 134. 
Wicker, Samuel, 134. 
Wicker, Thomas, 134. 
Wiokersham, Thomas, 134. 
Wickersham, Ann, 134. 
Wicking, William, 164. 
Wildber, Joseph, M.D., 163. 
Wileman, Martha, 168. 
Wileman, Thomas, 168. 
Wilkinson, A., Esq., 188. 
Willard (family), 8. 
Willard, John, 135. 
Willard, Mary, 135. 
Willett, Mr. Henry, 195. 
Williams, Angela Fanny, 158. 
Williams, Harriot Louisa, 158. 
Williams, Henry, Esq., 158. 
Wilmott, Thomas, 104. 
Wilmshurst (family), 136. 
Wilmshurst, John, 135. 
Wilmshurst, Thomas, 135. 
Wilmshurst, William, 135. 
Wiltes, Rer. George, 193, 
Winchester, Marquess of, 10, note, 
Wingfield, Sir Robert, Knt., 184. 
Winterton, Countess Harriot, 155. 
Wise (family), 136. 
Wither, or Ryther (family), 23. 
Wither, Wm., 187. 
Witherden, Thomas, gent., 104. 
Wittle, Mr. (i2w. ?), 124. 
Witts, Grace, 166. 
Wood, Ann, 170, 171. 
Wood, Benjamin, 170. 


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Wood, Elinbetli, 170, 171. 
Wood, Henry, 170. 
Wood. Mary, 168, 170, 171. 
Wood. Eobert. 170, 171. 
Wood, Sarah, 170. 
Wood, Stephen, 170. 
Wood, William, 169. 
Woode, Thomas, Esq., 00. 
Woodoock, Edward. Esq., 82, 84 
Woodford, William, 104. 
Woodgate, Robert, 62, 63, 64. 
Woodhams, Walter, gent., 91. 
Woodhouse (family), 81, note. 

Woodward, Thomas, Esq., 40. 
Woodwarde, Thomas, Esq., 46. 
Worger, Christopher, gent., 66. 
Wrath, Nathaniel, gent., 62. 
Wright. Mr., 142, 144. 147. 
Wright, Biohard, 106. 
Wright, William, Esq., 00, 92, 93. 
Wroth, George, gent., 52. 
Wroth, Jane. 62. 
Wykehnrst, William, 7. 
Wyndham, Ash, Esq., 61. 
Wysman, G., 186. 
Wytfeld, Sir William de, 38. 


Yaldwin (/amily). 10. 
Tates, Frances, 107. 

Yates, Robert, 107. 


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