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Date: 1288-1891

Title deeds: Roberts family


DUN 1 Deeds of the Manor of Boarzell and land (140a) in Ticehurst and Etchingham; 1363-1841


DUN 2 Deeds of a capital messuage called Dalehill and land (160a) in Ticehurst; 1350-1684


DUN 3 Deeds of a messuage at Flimwell in Ticehurst and land at Quarhill in Goudhurst, Kent; 1358-1758


DUN 4 Grants and assignments of waste in Ticehurst; 1611-1783


DUN 5 Deeds of small properties in Ticehurst and Etchingham; 1335-1729


DUN 6 Deeds of a messuage and lands (43a) called Tombeckworth in Warbleton; 1542-1807


DUN 7 Deeds of a messuage and lands called Trottnells at Collards Green in Warbleton; 1588-1723


DUN 8 Deeds of a messuage and lands called Pollard, Lilly Town, Groves, Kitmore and Sketterweed in Warbleton; 1562-1734


DUN 9 Deeds of land called Coxdown (12a) in Warbleton and Cheyney Marsh (7½a) in Pevensey and Herstmonceux; 1606-1719


DUN 10 Deeds of waste land called Hales Down (12a) in Warbleton; 1606-1750


DUN 11 Deeds of a cottage and land (3a) near Rushlake Green in Warbleton; 1619-1724


DUN 12 Deeds of a messuage called Stonehouse and land (140a) in Warbleton; 1692-1810


DUN 13 Deeds of various properties in Warbleton; 1610-1796


DUN 14 Deeds of various properties in Etchingham, Essex, Battle, Hailsham and Kent; 1529-1740


Title deeds: Alfrey family


DUN 15 Deeds of the Manor of Glyne and lands (150a) in Bexhill; 1609-1808


DUN 16 Deeds of Sanders and Highwood (112a) at Barnhorne in Bexhill; 1427-1724


DUN 17 Deeds of Great Broad Oak, Little Broad Oak and Milldowne (91a) in Bexhill; 1549-1813


DUN 18 Deeds of Nutbrownes, Blackfields, Poll Eyes and Whitedown (150a) at Barnhorne in Bexhill; 1653-1710


DUN 19 Deeds of various properties in Ninfield and Bexhill; 1404-1752


Title deeds: Fowle family


DUN 20 Deeds of Swiftsden, Dennetts and Swanfield (60a) in Salehurst; 1401-1745


DUN 21 Cartulary and deeds of the Manor of Iridge and Iridge Place in Salehurst; 1557-1690


DUN 22 Deeds of various properties including the Manor of Salehurst, the Manor of Wigsell, Wickham and Jollies Farm, the Kings Head at Hurst Green all in Salehurst; 1454-1693


DUN 23 Deeds of the Manor of Lewisham, the Manor of Forest Place or Brockley Farm in Lewisham, Kent, the Manor of Withdean Keyliffe in Lewes, Patcham, Ovingdean, Iford, Newhaven and Wivelsfield; 1618-1657


DUN 24 Deeds of a messuage called Ringle Crouch and lands in Sandhurst, Kent; 1626-1629


DUN 25 Deeds of various properties on the denn of Osenden in Sandhurst, Kent; 1288-1532


DUN 26 Deeds of various properties in Westfield, Brede, Battle, Guestling, Bodiam and Sandhurst in Kent; 1441-1680


Title deeds: Farnden family


DUN 27 Deeds of the Manor of Crowham, Crowham forge, Conster forge and furnace in Brede; 1632-1697


DUN 28 Deeds of Crockhurst and Milkhouse in Northiam; 1587-1723


DUN 29 Deeds of the Manor of Crowhurst and Crowhurst forge in Crowhurst, various properties in Westfield, Bodiam, Sedlescombe and East Guldeford; 1627-1679


Title deeds: Peckham family


DUN 30 Deeds of marshland in Peasmarsh; 1569-1753


DUN 31 Deeds of Rootes Marsh in Pevensey; 1635-1723


DUN 32 Deeds of the Manor of Kassingham in Rolvenden and Sandhurst, Kent; 1670-1683


DUN 33 Deeds of a messuage called Cherfords and land (50a) in Benenden and Rolvenden, Kent; 1642-1721


DUN 34 Deeds of various properties in Hailsham and Pevensey, Wadhurst and Burwash, Benenden in Kent; 1612-1724


Title deeds not apparently connected with the estate


DUN 35 Deeds of various properties in New Shoreham and Beeding; 1425-1801


DUN 36 Deeds of various properties in Herstmonceux, Etchingham, Bulverhythe, Ticehurst, Winchelsea, Hastings, Fairlight, Pevensey, Dallington, Brightling, Battle, Ewhurst, East Guldeford, Selmeston, Wadhurst, Burwash, Buxted, Salehurst, Brighton and Bexhill; Pembury, Rolvenden, Benenden, Sandhurst, Goudhurst, St Laurence and Minster Thanet, Wingham, Hawkhurst, Newenden, Charing, Little Chart, Westwell and Monks Horton in Kent, Fleet Street and Wandsworth and Hopsford and Withybrook, Warwickshire; 1370-1801




DUN 37 General accounts; 1563-1823


DUN 38 Special accounts; 1678-1891


DUN 39 Vouchers; 1633-1812


Estate papers


DUN 40 Quitclaims; 1429-1695


DUN 41 Bonds; 1548-1733


DUN 42 Agreements; 1627-1754


DUN 43 Legal papers; 1688-1744


DUN 44 Maps; c 1640-1851


DUN 45 Other papers; 1415-1863


Business: iron industry


DUN 46 Agreements; 1644-1715


DUN 47 Accounts; 1653-1682




DUN 48 Marriage settlements; 1553-1710


DUN 49 Testamentary papers; 1494-1746


DUN 50 Accounts, legacy receipts and vouchers; 1569-1811


DUN 51 Correspondence of the Roberts family, the Temple family, the Busbridge family, the Farnden family and other correspondence; 1626-c1810


DUN 52 Personal papers of the Roberts family; 1538-c1830


DUN 53 Personal papers of the Alfrey family; 1675-1730


DUN 54 Personal papers of the Fowle family; 1332-1689


DUN 55 Printed material and ephemera; 1751-1820

Held by: East Sussex and Brighton and Hove Record Office (ESBHRO), not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Roberts family of Boarzell, Ticehurst and Stone House, Warbleton

Dunn family of Stonehouse, East Sussex

Physical description: 55 series
  • East Sussex
Administrative / biographical background:

The Roberts and Dunn families


John Roberts of Glassenbury in Cranbrook, Kent, established the family's Sussex estates with the purchase of Boarzell in Ticehurst in 1459. The original holding in Ticehurst was subsequently augmented, and the mansions of Warbleton Priory, Stonehouse in Warbleton and Dalehill in Ticehurst purchased in c1613, 1629 and 1639 respectively. The estates descended in the family until 1839 when, on the death of John Roberts, they passed to John Henry Dunn, receiver-general of Upper Canada, since 1835 widower of John's sister Charlotte.


Boarzell was demolished in 1859 when Stonehouse, which had served as the residence of branches of the family in the 18th century, became the seat of John Roberts Dunn, the residence of whose direct descendants it remains.


Although the wealth of the Roberts family was founded in the cloth-trade - the purchaser of Boarzell was originally described as a draper in the conveyance, subsequently amended to esquire - his son Walter was firmly established among the ranks of the office-holding gentry by 1488, when he served as sheriff of Kent.

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