Catalogue description Additional Manuscripts, catalogue 26

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Details of Add MSS 20,001 - 21,100
Reference: Add MSS 20,001 - 21,100
Title: Additional Manuscripts, catalogue 26



This is the twenty sixth volume of Additional Manuscripts (Add Mss) to have been catalogued in the West Sussex Record Office, and it has been compiled, in general, along the lines indicated in the first volume in November 1956. The class of Additional Manuscripts embraces all the smaller gifts and deposits of documents, as distinct from the large family and estate collections, such as the Goodwood Ms., or accumulations from solicitors' offices, such as the Raper Ms., each of which is referred to and quoted by name. The majority of such documents have been deeds of title, though a healthy balance of a vast range of other material has been documented in these volumes. However, 23 years and 21,100 documents after the scheme was inaugurated, the sheer pressure of the weight of material to be catalogued has meant that in future catalogues of title deeds, instead of being the detailed calendar that has been the practice up until now, will appear in summary lists, with the accent being on the property concerned, rather than, as hitherto, on the parties involved and the technicalities of the type of legal conveyance being used


In this twenty sixth volume, a number of estate collections are catalogued, such as the records of the Loxwood House Estate (Add Mss 20,038-20,056); the Manor of Rogate Bohunt (Add Mss 20,309-20,364); the Hamilton family (Add Mss 20,806-20,877); and the Warnham Lodge Estate (Add Mss 20,879-20,928). The volume also includes catalogues of the papers of a number of local businesses, including those of Frederick-Adames, wine and spirit merchant of Chichester (Add Mss 20,072-20,074); Eastgate Pharmacy in Chichester (Add Mss 20,113-20,155); James Longley & Co., Ltd., building contractors of Crawley (Add Mss 20,771-20,774); King and Barns Ltd. of Horsham, wine and spirit merchants (Add Mss 20,775-20,780); Lintott & Co., walking stick makers of Witley in Surrey (Add Mss 20,929-21,048); and Richard William Hull of Arundel, butcher (Add Mss 21,049-21,088)


This volume also includes the catalogue of the papers of James Dallaway, the historian of Sussex, and his family (Add Mss 20,186-20,259); William Robinson of Gravetye, the naturalist (Add Mss 20,179-20,185); and some musical and artistic papers of C.H.B. Jaques (Add Mss 20,473-20,479). The documents range in date from a lease of land in Kirdford in 1329 (Add Mss 20,494) to photographs of the White family of Ivy Cottage, Bignor in 1978


No index has been provided for this volume, as all the relevant details of this and all previous volumes, have been included in the card indexes of persons, places, manors and subjects which are to be found in the Search Room of the County and Diocesan Record Offices


Students are again asked to exercise care in quoting references and to use the form indicated in the introduction to the first volume




County Archivist


March 1979




Add Mss 20,001-20,037 Records of the Goodwood Golf Club, 1892-1965


Add Mss 20,038-20,056 Records of the Loxwood House Estate, 1899-1912


Add Mss 20,057-20,071 Miscellaneous documents, mostly relating to the estate of Charles Payne of Watersfield, 1884-1957


Add Mss 20,072-20,074 Customers' Ledgers of Frederick Adames, wine and spirit merchant of 92 East Street, Chichester, 1902-1906


Add Mss 20,075-20,104 Miscellaneous Land Tax Assessments, 1911-1948


Add Mss 20,105-20,110 Deeds and Maps of various parishes, 1728-1845


Add Mss 20,111-20,112 Deed of land in Cuckfield, 1606


Add Mss 20,113-20,155 Records of the Eastgate Pharmacy, Chichester, 1858-1968


Add Mss 20,156-20,157 Rental, 1883-1932, and map, 1912, of various parishes


Add Mss 20,158-20,178 Records of the White family of Ivy Cottage, Bignor, 1860-1978


Add Mss 20,179-20,185 Miscellaneous papers of William Robinson, 1838-1935, naturalist, of Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead


Add Mss 20,186-20,259 The Dallaway Papers, 1663-1883


Add Mss 20,260-20,287 Deeds of 1-10 Alexandra Terrace, Chichester; 16-18 St. Pancras, Chichester; and property in Worth, 1764-1899


Add Mss 20,288-20,308 Miscellaneous deeds of Felpham, Selsey and Westbourne, 1830-1927


Add Mss 20,309-20,364 Records of the Manor of Rogate Bohunt, 1485-1923; and deeds of Fields and Hooks Lands in Billingshurst, 1630-1796; with maps, 1836-1893


Add Mss 20,365 Life Insurance Policy of Fitzjames Stuart MacGregor, 1857


Add Mss 20,366-20,371 Miscellaneous deeds of Ferring, Goring, Rustington and Yapton, 1780-1857


Add Mss 20,372-20,394 Miscellaneous items mostly relating to the White family of Ivy Cottage, Bignor, 1857-1966


Add Mss 20,395 Miscellaneous records of the Stone family of Capel, co. Surrey, and Horsham and Warnham, 1858-1945


Add Mss 20,396-20,398 Papers relating to the tenancy of Coultershaw Mill on the Petworth Estate, 1938-1975


Add Mss 20,399-20,412 Records relating to the Bennett family of Bosham and the Martin family of Worthing, 1839-1913


Add Mss 20,413-20,416 Miscellaneous testamentary records, 1862-1884


Add Mss 20,417-20,424 Title deeds relating to an estate at Billingshurst belonging to James Wilson of Gratwick House, 1822-1884


Add Mss 20,425-20,457 Title deeds and related papers concerning property at Prinsted in Westbourne, 1855-1958


Add Mss 20,458-20,459 Deeds of 326 Brighton Road, Shoreham, 1863


Add Mss 20,460-20,472 Deeds of 58 New Road, Shoreham, 1878-1896


Add Mss 20,473-20,479 Miscellaneous musical and artistic papers of Charles Henry Buxton Jaques


Add Mss 20,480-20,557 Miscellaneous deeds, 1329-1850, and pedigrees of the Bowyer, Buckton, Denton, Merrick and Peachey families


Add Mss 20,558-20,653 Deeds etc., of property in Maltravers Street and Tarrant Street in Arundel, 1678-1905


Add Mss 20,654 Registered deeds of property in Nevada, Arkansas, 1924


Add Mss 20,655-20,668 Deeds of 2 Western Road, Shoreham, 1873-1901


Add Mss 20,669-20,684 Deeds of 336 Brighton Road, Shoreham, 1863-1896


Add Mss 20,685-20,686 Deeds of Eastridge Farm in Cowfold, Bolney and Twineham, 1759


Add Mss 20,687-20,767 Title deeds of various properties in Rudgwick, Wisborough Green, and Cranley and Ewhurst in Surrey, 1681-1900


Add Mss 20,768-20,770 Miscellaneous deeds, 1830-1899


Add Mss 20,771-20,774 Printed records of James Longley and Co., Ltd., building contractors and joinery manufacturers of Crawley, 1945-1952


Add Mss 20,775-20,780 Ledgers and other records of King and Barns Ltd., of Horsham, brewers, wine and spirit merchants and mineral water manufacturers, 1843-1906


Add Mss 20,781-20,786 Miscellaneous probate and settlement papers, 1830-1920


Add Mss 20,787 Probate copy of will and codicils of Sybil Hurlock of Crawley, widow, 1881


Add Mss 20,788 Probate copy of will and codicil of Cecil Frances Grace Donne of Chichester, widow, 1931


Add Mss 20,789-20,790 Account Books of the West Grinstead and District Ploughing and Agricultural Society, 1957-1966


Add Mss 20,791 Miscellaneous notes, correspondence, etc., relating to Sussex Churches, from the collection of the Rt. Rev. Hugh Maudslay Hordern, Bishop of Lewes, 1929-1946


Add Mss 20,792-20,793 Glebe exchanges of land in Amberley and Parham, 1848, 1899


Add Mss 20,794-20,800 Miscellaneous records of the war effort in Harting, 1939-1945; and records of Harting Provident Club, 1901-1931


Add Mss 20,801-20,805 Documents relating to the Borough of Midhurst, 1432-1551


Add Mss 20,806-20,877 Documents relating to the Hamilton family and to their estates in Iping and Stedham, 1738-1948


Add Mss 20,878 Special Constable's Instruction Book, 1939


Add Mss 20,879-20,928 Papers relating to the Warnham Lodge Estate, 1891-1943


Add Mss 20,929-21,048 Records of Messrs. Lintott and Co., walking stick makers of Witley in Surrey, 1876-1968


Add Mss 21,049-21,088 Records of Richard William Hull, butcher, of High Street, Arundel, 1886-1900


Add Mss 21,089-21,100 Miscellaneous records of Framptons Nurseries Ltd., 1920-1962

Date: 1329-1978
Held by: West Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

West Sussex Record Office

Physical description: 1100 pieces
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