Catalogue description Records of farm in Nuthurst

This record is held by West Sussex Record Office

Details of Add Mss 27,532 - 27,555
Reference: Add Mss 27,532 - 27,555
Title: Records of farm in Nuthurst
Date: 1832-1841
Held by: West Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Messrs. Cussons Sons & Co. Ltd. Kersal Vale, Manchester per Hove Library, date unknown.

Custodial history:

These documents were found amongst the records of Cussons Sons and Co. Ltd. and came into the possession of the company when they purchased the business of Bayley and Co., formerly Bayley and Blew, of London. The records were subsequently presented to Hove Museum in May 1943.

Administrative / biographical background:

These are the records of a farm in Nuthurst. It has been possible to identify the farm from tithe and land tax records. The farm was glebe land of the parish of Nuthurst and the proprietor was Rev. Thomas Valentine. The farm consisted of six fields of arable land: Crabtree field, Oakenden field, Peat field, Spring field, Turners field and Strew'd field. The farm was occupied by John Chart from 1826 to 1832 and by Moses Mason from 1833 to 1840. These records appear both from internal evidence and from comparison with the handwriting in Add Mss 27,536, to have been kept by Rev. William John Blew, who lived in the rectory adjoining the farm.

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