ARUNDEL: BOROUGH AND CASTLE, G.W. Eustace, 1922; list of subscribers; frequent illus.; appendices; index; 280pp; 8vo; light spotting to contents, orig. cloth gilt, a firm copy, spine faded. 10 pounds

 

THE SURNAMES OF SUSSEX, R. McKinley, English Surnames Series, 1988; sketch map, index, xiii+483pp; 8vo; orig. gilt dec. cloth, dust-jacket. 8 pounds

 

[Manuscript]  Will of Richard Weller, of Salehurst, gentleman, made 28th June 1738.  He leaves five pounds to be distributed among the poor of the parish of Salehurst.  Others receiving bequests include his wife, his nephew Richard Weller, of Battle, sister Susanna May, cousins Charles Hook and Richard Hook, Elizabeth Hider, of Hawkhurst, and his kinsmen Richard May, of Tunbridge, and John Benden.  Property mentioned includes copyhold land called Salehurst Meadows, two pieces of land at Winchelsea, and a silver spoon (an heirloom?) marked “FNRW”, which he leaves to his brother, Francis Weller.  This appears to be a draft copy of the will, and a note at the bottom says it was proved at Lewes, 9th October 1739.  4to.  2 sheets on paper, a little torn at edges and slightly stained. 12 pounds

 

[Manuscripts] A group of 3 related indentures regarding property transactions (2 conveyances, 1 assignment), relating to Regency Square, Brighton, 1903-1912. Written on vellum and paper, bearing red seals and revenue stamps, in good, clean condition. 4

 

WHO’S WHO IN SUSSEX, printed and published by Ebenezer Baylis & Son Ltd., Worcester, 1935; limited edition; biographical notes in alphabetical arrangement; [4+]321pp; tall 8vo; orig. two-tone cloth gilt, a good, firm copy. 18 pounds

 

[Manuscript]  Manor of Mayfield: a certified copy of an entry, 1812, in a court baron held at the Royal Oak.  Thomas Wallis, of Wadhurst, carpenter, in consideration of £31 10s., surrenders into the hands of the Lord of the Manor a parcel of waste land lately enclosed as a garden, lying near Durgales in the parish of Wadhurst, to which he had been admitted at a court held in 1791, to the use and behoof of William Husher, of Wadhurst, carpenter.  The position of the property is described in relation to the King’s highway and lands late of Richard Tapsell.  At the same time William Husher surrenders a piece of  land to the use and behoof of [blank] Tompsett.  Other persons mentioned include Thomas Paine, John Sawyer, and Josias Smith.  Written on two sheets of vellum, stitched together, in good  condition, spotted, folded. 12 pounds

 

KIMPTON’S POPULAR GUIDE TO ARUNDEL, ITS CASTLE, CHURCHES, PARK, &c. &c., publ. C. Kimpton, Arundel, 1900; xix+37pp; small 8vo; orig. stiff wrappers, sound copy, covers sunned. 10 pounds

 

A HISTORY OF BOGNOR REGIS, G. Young, 1983; illus. with 101 plates and 26 text figures; xx+296pp; 4to; orig. cloth gilt, dust-jacket, a very good copy. 9 pounds

 

WEST SUSSEX LAND TAX 1785, ed. A. Readman et al., Sussex Record Society, Volume 82, 2000; thousands of names, with index; a few illus. including sketch map; vii + 319pp.;  8vo; original brown cloth gilt, dust-jacket, a very good copy. 14 pounds

 

[Manuscript]  Apprenticeship indenture, 1832.  Alfred Carr, son of Sarah Carr, of East Street, Brighton, widow, is put apprentice for the term of 6 years to George Dash, of Duke Street, Brighton, tailor.  Manuscript on a standard printed form.  The apprentice has to agree inter alia not to commit fornication nor contract matrimony within the term, nor play at cards or dice tables, nor haunt taverns or playhouses.  Bearing  three red wax seals and one blue revenue stamp.  One witness.  Written on a single sheet of parchment, in good condition; has been folded. 36 pounds

 

CALENDAR OF THE WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS IN THE ARCHDEACONRY COURT OF LEWES IN THE BISHOPRIC OF CHICHESTER, British Record Society [1901], reprinted by Kraus Reprint, 1968; “together with those in the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Peculiar Jurisdiction of South Malling and the Peculiar of Battle …”; index of names; xix+529pp; 8vo; orig. card covers, virtually as new. 20 pounds


THE BUCKHURST TERRIER 1597-1598, E. Straker, Sussex Record Society, Volume 39, 1933; illustrated with 4 plates and 40 sketch maps; index of persons, index of place names; xxiii+104pp; 8vo;
orig. brown cloth gilt, a very good copy. 15 pounds

 

EAST SUSSEX CORONERS’ RECORDS 1688 - 1838, R.F. Hunnisett, Sussex Record Society, 2005; includes abstracts of 549 records; fully indexed; xlviii+300pp; 8vo; orig. brown cloth gilt, dust-jacket, almost as new. 15 pounds

 

[Manuscript]  An  indenture, 1912, re conveyance of 40 and 41 Regency Square, Brighton, between  Commercial Union Assurance Co., Georgiana Ita O’Neill, of Burnham, Somerset, Mary Henrietta O’Neill, of Burnham, William Charles Babbage Drew, of Shrewsbury, Douglas Statham Watson, of Burnham, and Alfred Bodinstone, of Hove, ladies tailor.  Other persons mentioned include Elizabeth Ann Beatrice O’Neill, John Mortlock O’Neill, Thomas Henry Hollier, Hannah Cox O’Neill, Simeon Wilberforce O’Neill, Frances Henrietta Hollier, Edward Henry Brice, Sidney Jones, William Henry Palmer, John Hollier O’Neill, John Hugh Armstrong Elliot, Sir David Evans, Charles Richard Gurney Hoare, Richard Baby.  Written on three sheets of vellum stitched together, bearing  five red wax seals, revenue stamps, in very good condition. 5 pounds

 

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