Catalogue description Deeds of the 'Kings Head', Battle

This record is held by East Sussex Record Office

Details of AMS5681/73
Reference: AMS5681/73
Title: Deeds of the 'Kings Head', Battle
Date: 1783-1925
Held by: East Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical description: 25 items
Administrative / biographical background:

The will of William Easton of Battle gent., dated 1783, proved PCC 1789, among other property devises a freehold messuage in Battle to John Longley the elder of Battle bricklayer and then to his son John (AMS5681/73/1). In a mortgage of Nov 1810, the property is called Delveday and is described as being in the borough of Mountjoy in Battle (AMS5681/73/6)


In Nov 1833, Ann Longley conveyed this property to her mother Mary (AMS5681/73/7) who in Oct 1837 sold it to Thomas Wickham of Battle, miller for £650 (AMS5681/73/8-9). The property passed to his daughter Elizabeth, wife of William Austin of Battle, victualler (AMS5681/73/13-16). In June 1845, they sold the property, now known as the Kings Head Inn, for £735 to William Miskin of Broad Street, Horselydown, Surrey and others (AMS5681/73/17-18)


In Sep 1899 William Thomas Miskin of Eltham leased a number of properties (including the King's Head, Battle) for 40 years to Herbert Burfield of Park Hill, Hastings, brewer (AMS5681/73/19): the other properties were the 'New Inn' Bexhill, the 'Rose and Crown' Beckley (AMS5681/63/1-38) the 'Castle Inn' Pevensey, the 'London Trader' Hastings and the 'Royal Standard' Hastings (AMS5681/49/1-47)


In Dec 1908, the lease was assigned to Smith and Co. of Lamberhurst, brewers for £1300 and in Nov 1921 this was again assigned to Marshall Sargent of the 'Kings Head' licensed victualler for £1300 (AMS5681/73/21)

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