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Reference Burra
Covering dates 1812-1960
Held by East Sussex Record Office
Conditions of access Records are open for consultation unless otherwise indicated
Source of acquisition Documents deposited 27 Feb 1990 (A5437)
Creators Burra family of Rye, East Sussex
Related information After the Second World War the Burra estates were gradually sold off. They had been managed by Vidler and Company Estate Agents of Rye, and for accounts and correspondence, see VID 5/1-5
For a ground floor plan of 'Springfield House, the property of H[enry] C[urteis] Burra by Austin Blomfield' c1890, see A5415/4
For a map of 'Lands in Playden and Iden the property of the heirs of John Reeves 10 May 1822', see AMS4820
For the Curteis archive, see AMS5751, 5995, 6027-6028; SAS/DE, JC; FRE 5704-6759, 7571-7638; DAP

Contents:
The papers listed below all relate to the Sussex branch of the Burra family, and to the Curteis family of Windmill Hill Place in Wartling. The papers were in the possession of Lady Anne Ritchie but on her death passed to the depositor
Henry Burra acquired Springfield in 1867, and in 1880 he became Mayor of Rye. He was also a JP from 1873, a partner in Rye Old Bank and an alderman of Rye Borough Council
AMS6128/1 Henry Burra of Springfield Lodge, Rye
AMS6128/1/1-3 Marriage settlement of Henry Burra and Frances Curteis 1864
AMS6128/1/4-29 Deeds of Springfield Lodge and other properties in Rye [1712]-1867
AMS6128/1/30-34 Deeds of the Long Field, Rye 1833-1880
AMS6128/1/35 Security for £1500 borrowed by the Commissioners of the Levels 1876
AMS6128/1/36-39 Deeds of cottages and gardens, Ewhurst [1868]-1877
AMS6128/2 Anne Mary Curteis of The Hooks, Playden
AMS6128/2/1-9 Deeds of cottages and land, East Guldeford 1838-1920
AMS6128/2/10 Miscellaneous 1913
AMS6128/3 Edward Barrett Curteis of Leasam House, Rye
AMS6128/3/1-70 Genealogical notes, papers and correspondence 1855-1879
AMS6128/4 Trustees and executors of Anne Mary Curteis 1916-1920
AMS6128/5 Trustees of the Revd Thomas Curteis 1874
AMS6128/6 Executors of Mrs Frances Curteis 1887; 1923
AMS6128/7 Richard Pomfret Burra of The Hooks, Playden 1895-1929
AMS6128/8 Trustees and executors of Henry Curteis Burra 1901-1960
AMS6128/9 Henry Pomfret Burra 1906
AMS6128/10 Henry Curteis Burra of Chapel House, Rye 1915-1957
AMS6128/11 Trustees of Captain Edward Barrett Hodges 1923, 1931
AMS6128/12 Trustees of Mrs Cecilia Helen Robertson-Luxford 1927
AMS6128/13 Miscellaneous 1812-1942



Henry Burra of Springfield Lodge, Rye  AMS6128/1  (1835-1886)

Marriage settlement of Henry Burra and Frances Curteis  [no ref. or date]

Bill of costs from Ranken, Ford, Longbourne and Longbourne solicitors in relation to the preparation of the marriage settlement of Henry Burra and Frances Curteis, amounting to £151 9s 4d  AMS6128/1/1  10 Feb - 13 Apr 1864

Letter from William Ford [of Ranken, Ford, Longbourne and Longbourne] Grays Inn, Middlesex to R[ichard] C[urteis] Pomfret of Rye, thanking him for the payment of the bill above and enclosing a receipt  AMS6128/1/2  26 Apr 1864

Receipt for £151 9s 4d from Ranken, Ford, Longbourne and Longbourne  AMS6128/1/3  26 Apr 1864

Deeds of Springfield Lodge and other properties in Rye purchased by Henry Burra in 1867; [1712]-1867  AMS6128/1/4-29  [n.d.]

Contents:
John Young in his will of 4 Oct 1712 devised to his only daughter Elizabeth Young (or if she should die before reaching 21 years of age then to his nephew Walter Waters the elder) his lands in Playden, Iden and Rye, described thus in 1812 (4)
1 Land, arable, meadow and pasture called Olfy fields (12a 34p) consisting of the Lane Field (2a 3r 5p), the Bennis Field (3a 28p), an orchard and garden (2a 1r 18p) and the Footway Field (3a 3r 23p) adjoining the road from Playden church to Iden church
2 Land, arable, meadow and pasture called Cliff land (13a 1r 29p) consisting of the Cliff Field (4a 2r), the Middle Cliff Field (2a 2r 8p), woodland (3a 1r 24p) and the Long Cliff Field (3a 1r 35p) adjoining the lands and marshlands of William Alexander Morland esq and Daniel Slade
3 Land, arable and pasture called Burnt Oak Land (22a 2r 19p) consisting of the Burnt Oak Field, heretofore in two pieces (5a 28p), Little Burnt Oak (2a 2r 18p), the Gill Field (5a 3r 4p), the Gill (3a 9p), the Gill (3r 20p), the Middle Gill Field (3a 3r 34p), the Long Three Acres (3a 26p) and the Small Gill adjoining (1r), adjoining the road from Playden and Iden churches to Broomshill, all of the above being in Playden and Iden, heretofore in the possession or occupation of Walter Waters the elder, then Walter Waters the younger and after Messrs Stonham and John Woollett of Scots Float
4 Toft, whereon a messuage formerly stood, barn, stable, yard and close, and parcel of land (4a) called New June in Rye; (E: Saltcoate Hill and Fleckly road; N,W: copyhold lands heretofore Nathaniel Levett late Walter Duke and now Thomas Meryon; S: Hare Bacon Fields)
Elizabeth Young died before reaching 21 years of age and the lands descended to Walter Waters the elder, who in his will made 6 May 1772, (having named his wife Elizabeth and son Walter as executrix and executor) devised all the property above to Richard Batchelor surgeon and apothecary in trust for his son Walter Waters for life and remainder to his children, remainder to his sisters Mary and Elizabeth as tenants in common. Walter Waters the elder's will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 11 Sep 1772. Walter Waters the younger died intestate and unmarried. Mary Waters formerly of Northiam but late of Beckley spinster, in her will made 7 Mar 1803, bequeathed an annuity of £50 to her sister Elizabeth and her moiety of the lands above to her nephew Thomas Walter Reeves. Her will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1811/1812 (8). On 9 and 10 Mar 1812 Samuel Reeves of Beckley gent, his wife Elizabeth (née Waters) and their son Thomas Walter Reeves of Beckley gent conveyed the lands above for £2600 to John Reeves of Playden gent and his trustee William Watson of Rye gent with a covenant to levy a fine (1 & 5). The fine was levied on 16 Mar 1812 (13 & 24). Reeves on the same day mortgaged the property above, except the Long Cliff Field (3a 1r 35p), to John Haddock of Rye esq, Thomas Kennett the elder, Daniel Gill and John Amon all of Rye gents (the executors of Joseph Haddock of Mockbeggar in Playden gent) for £1900 at 5% with a term of 1000 years (9)
John Haddock in his will made 28 May 1812 appointed Elizabeth Morris, Margaret Watson and Ann Haddock as his executrixes; he died 29 Jul 1812 and his will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 12 Oct 1812 (6). John Reeves in his will of 8 Sep 1821 devised all his real estate in trust for sale to his trustee (William Watson) and executors (his sons Samuel and John Reeves, his brother Samuel Reeves of Beckley, and Thomas Walter Reeves) (6)
On 30 and 31 Oct 1822 the trustee and executors of John Reeves (William Watson of Rye gent, Samuel Reeves of Playden yeoman, John Reeves of Playden yeoman, Samuel Reeves of Beckley gent and Thomas Walter Reeves of Beckley gent) conveyed to James Hollands of Rye butcher and his trustee William Dengate of Rye yeoman for £420 the toft (described in 4 above, now measured at 6a 1r 3p and abutting N and W on Richard Heath's copyhold) (5-6)
The executors of John Haddock (Elizabeth wife of William Morris of Peasmarsh gent, Margaret wife of William Watson of Rye gent, and Anne Haddock of Rye spinster) and Joseph Haddock (Thomas Kennett the elder of Rye gent, Daniel Gill of Rye gent and John Amon of Rye gent) discharged the part of the mortgage charged on the toft for the £420 above and assigned the residue of the 1000-year term to William Brazier of Rye merchant in trust to attend the inheritance (6)
Hollands mortgaged the property on 1 Nov 1822 to Catherine Paine of Rye widow for £250 at 5% with a term of 1000 years (7)
James Hollands in his will made 21 Apr 1828 devised to his wife Harriott all his real estate. He died 27 Dec 1829, Catherine Paine died intestate and administration was granted to her eldest son George Paine of Rye glazier in 1832 (11)
On 23 and 24 Oct 1832 Harriott Hollands sold the property, heretofore in occupation of Robert Smith, then Thomas Whorwell, John Reeves, James Hollands and now John Burkett, to Jeremiah Smith of Cad borough in Rye gent and his trustee Jesse Piper of Rye gent for £450, of which £250 was paid to George Paine in discharge of the mortgage. The residue of the 1000-year term (created in 1812) as assigned by William Brazier of Rye gent to William Watson of Rye gent in trust to attend the inheritance (10-11)
On 19 and 20 Oct 1838 Smith mortgaged to Robert Burra the younger of Watling Street in London merchant, Virgil Pomfret of Tenterden in Kent esq, James Burra of Friday Street in London gent(d 8 Feb 1851)and Robert Curteis Pomfret of Rye esq for £4000 at 5% the property above (now including a cottage) and additionally
1 Messuage and shop sometime since erected by James Smith of Rye grocer with yard, in Longer Street, Rye formerly occupied by Thomas Fisher grocer, then Henry Clark, Messrs Thomas Collett & Co. and late James Smith and Charles Hicks (W: lane from Longer Street to Postern Conduit, S: Longer Street, E,N: messuage, yard, garden and passage of John Richard Frizell since occupied by John Cook, then Thomas Clark sailmaker and late James Bellingham surgeon). And a warehouse and stable in Longer Street fronting the shop above, heretofore in possession of Richard Pollard, occupied by John Southerden, late Thomas Fisher, Henry Clark, Thomas Collett, and then James Smith and Charles Hicks, (N: Longer Street, W: messuage and premises of Richard Butler surgeon, E: messuage heretofore Ann Stocks and then William Miller, S: garden and premises of Charles Pilcher); all purchased by James Smith of Cadborough gent from Thomas Clark gent, 24 & 25 Mar 1814
2 Two parcels of land and two adjoining parcels of freshmarsh lying on the Wittersham side of the channel and all those lands reserved to the Commissioners for the Upper Levels for the channel, forelands and rents, and one lane called Ham Green (12a); (N,E: road, E,S: lands heretofore the heirs of Richard Reynolds, W: lands late Sir Nathaniel Powell) all in Wittersham, formerly in the tenure of the Commissioners, then John Brignall, the Commissioners and George Masters (the tenant of John Brignall), late John Woodhams and then James Smith. And the cottage sometime since erected on the lands above, formerly in the occupation of George Masters and then Timothy Vinton; all purchased by James Smith from John and William Woodhams gents, 10 and 11 Mar 1818
3 Messuage, stable, outhouses, buildings, garden, orchard and three parcels of freshmarshland (8a) in Old Romney, Kent (NE: road, S: lands of James Smith, SW: lands of the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, NW: lands of James Smith); purchased by James Smith from John Oliver grazier, 9 and 10 Oct 1827
James Smith in his will made 9 Jan 1832 devised his real estate to his son Jeremiah Smith, subject to an annuity of £200 to his wife Mary, and a term of 500 years limited to Tilden Smith the younger and Francis Smith. His will was proved by his executors Jeremiah Smith and Jesse Piper in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 10 Mar 1832
4 Parcel of freshmarshland (8a 1r 34p) called the Eight-Acre Fronds in Old Romney, Kent formerly in occupation of William Knight, then David Denne esq, since John White and then Jeremiah Smith, purchased by Jeremiah Smith from William Coke miller, 15 and 16 Jan 1823
5 Parcel of pasture land (5a 2r 14p) called Kings Head Field on Saltcoat Street in Playden, formerly occupied by Nathaniel Procter, and a parcel of land or garden ground (26p), formerly part of the pasture land above, in Playden, and occupied by Joseph Trigwell; formerly divided into three pieces, two of which contained 5a and the third called Candys Orchard (1a); purchased by Jeremiah Smith from Thomas Procter gent and John Robinson esq, 11 and 12 Nov 1836
6 Messuage, barn, outhouse, garden, orchard and several parcels of land meadow, pasture, freshmarsh and wood (25a) near Ham Green in Wittersham, Kent in the tenure of Francis Fowle, then Joseph Stonham the elder, Joseph Stonham the younger, late John Wood and then Jeremiah Smith (except part of the freshmarsh, then in the occupation of the Commissioners for the Upper Levels for which they paid a channel rent of 8s 6 ¾d); a piece of woodland (8a 10r) formerly called George Wood but then Cuckoo Wood in Wittersham [in Kent] heretofore in the occupation of Mary [Leveson-Gower] Countess Dowager Gower, William Waters, George Morphett deceased, late John Wood and then Jeremiah Smith; all purchased by Jeremiah Smith from Catherine Bishop widow, 9 and 10 Jan 1837
William Watson assigned the residue of the 1000-year term to John Haddock Lardner of Rye gent (19)
On 5 May 1840 Smith borrowed a further £1000 at 4%, if paid within one month every half year or in default 5% (20). A further £5000 at 5% was borrowed on 4 Feb 1852 by Smith then late of Cadborough but then of Springfield from Richard Curteis Pomfret, Thomas Pix (d 24 Jun 1853), John Bellingham and Thomas Smith Pix all of Rye bankers (18)
On 22 Apr 1847 Jeremiah Smith mortgaged to Edwin Nathaniel Dawes and James Smith for £1500 at [ ]
Two formerly three parcels of pasture land [called Upper and Lower Fields] (4a 1r 18p) in Playden
The mortgage was transferred to John Haddock Lardner and increased to £2500 on 7 Jun 1852. In his will made 11 Aug 1852 JHL devised his real estate and debts in trust to James Prosser and Richard Curteis Pomfret (who were also appointed as his executors). JHL died on 13 Jul 1852 and his will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 16 Oct 1852 (22)
On 15 Feb 1860 Jeremiah Smith borrowed a further £3000 at 5% (with power to borrow further sums up to a total of £5000) from Jesse Piper of Conghurst in Hawkhurst yeoman
1 Capital mansion called Springfield lately erected by Jeremiah Smith with two cottages, outbuildings, stable, coachhouses, gardens and parcel of land (6a) in Rye (late the estate of James Hollands)
2 Messuage, shop and printing office in the High Street, Rye formerly the estate of [ ] Clark, now occupied by Henry Pocock Clark
3 Messuage, shop and warehouse in High Street, Rye late occupied by Messrs Hicks & Son now untenanted
4 Messuage in High Street, Rye now occupied by John Tolhurst Mittell (3-4 late the estate of James Smith)
5 Messuage and shop in High Street, Rye occupied by Alfred Jenner
6 Messuage in High Street, Rye occupied by Samuel Herbert Chapman
7 Messuage in High Street, Rye late occupied by William Cadwel and now unoccupied (5-7 late the estate of Edward Edwards)
8 Messuage and shop in Mint Street, Rye occupied by Edward Brignall
9 Messuage, shop and yard in Mint Street, Rye occupied by Williamson Child and [ ] Brown (8-9 late the estate of John Holt)
10 Messuage and shop in Mint Street, Rye occupied by Edward Pulford (late the estate of Thomas Bayley)
11 Messuage in the Strand, Rye occupied by Stephen Filmer
12 Messuage in the Strand, Rye occupied by Arthur Simpson
13 Messuage in the Strand, Rye occupied by Henry Jarrett (11-13 late the estate of Thomas Cogger)
14 Messuage in the Strand, Rye occupied by Jesse Blackman
15 Messuage in the Strand, Rye late occupied by [ ] Clark and now unoccupied (14-15 late the estate of William Brazier)
16 Messuage in the Strand, Rye occupied by Messrs Hessell and Holmes (late the estate of James Smith)
17 Messuage in Trader Passage, Rye occupied by [ ] Carman (late the estate of Thomas Cogger)
18 Smith's forge at Rock Cliff, Rye occupied by John Veneer
19 Messuage in Watchbell Street, Rye occupied by William Hearsfield
20 Messuage in Watchbell Street, Rye occupied by James Robertson
21 Messuage in Watchbell Street, Rye occupied by [ ] Curd widow
22 Five messuages in Ferry Road, Rye let to Thomas B Lovett
23 Ferry Boat Inn, Rye occupied by James Glazier (18-23 late the estate of James Smith)
24 Warehouse in Rope Walk, Rye occupied by James Gasson (late the estate of James Aylward)
25 Several parcels of land (5a) in Playden occupied by Henry Smith (late the estate of Elizabeth Haddock)
26 Three parcels of land (5a) in Playden occupied by William Hall
27 Garden (1a) in Playden occupied by James Tyrrell
28 Parcel of land (¼a) in Playden occupied by Jeremiah Smith (26-28 late the estate of Nathaniel Procter)
29 Parcel of land (3½a) in Playden occupied by Edward Rubie (late the estate of Messrs Young)
30 Messuage and garden ground (1r 12p) in Playden occupied by John Darby
31 Messuage and garden ground (31p) in Playden occupied by Charles Wilson (30-31 late the estate of the Parish of Playden)
32 Messuage and parcels of land (67a) in Playden late occupied by John Reeves and now Jeremiah Smith (late the estate of John Reeves)
33 Messuage and parcels of land (100a) in Iden late occupied by John Reeves and now Jeremiah Smith
34 Several parcels of land (46a) in Iden occupied by Jeremiah Smith
35 Messuage, garden and orchard (½a) at Boonshill in Iden occupied by William Hovenden
36 Messuage called the Queen and Constitution with garden and ground (¼a) in Iden occupied by John Booth (33-36 late the estate of Messrs Young)
37 Messuage and lands (205a) in Iden late occupied by Messrs Elms and Bosney and now Jeremiah Smith
38 Several parcels of land (4½a) in Iden occupied by John Smith (37-38 late the estate of William Morris)
39 Several parcels of land (6a) in Iden occupied by Jeremiah Smith
40 Messuage called The William the Conqueror with garden and land (1r 20p) in Iden occupied by William Burgess
41 Parcel of land (1a 1r) in Iden occupied by John Dive
42 Messuages and land (1a) in Iden occupied by William Lidbetter, James Reynolds, John Blanch, John Hodges, James Phipps and John Spears (39-42 late the estate of J Oliver)
43 Parcel of land (1a) in Iden occupied by Jeremiah Smith
44 Nine cottages with garden ground (1a) in Iden occupied by William Wisam, Mrs Waters, James Lancaster, Thomas Hall, Henry Selmes, William Carter, John Winser, Thomas Moore and Stephen Sandles (late the estate of the Parish of Iden)
45 Messuage and garden ground (¼a) in Iden occupied by William Sherwood (late the estate of Samuel Richardson)
46 Messuage and several parcels of land (176½a) in Iden occupied by James Green and his son
47 Messuage and several parcels of land (156a) in Iden occupied by Edward Crump
48 Messuage, brickyard, kilns, sheds and land (5a) in Iden occupied by Jeremiah Smith (46-48 late the estate of E Unwin)
49 Two messuages, buildings and land (6a) in Iden occupied by Thomas Watson
50 Two parcels of woodland (8½a) in Wittersham [in Kent] occupied by Jeremiah Smith
51 Five messuages and buildings with orchard and several pieces of land (35a 1r) in Wittersham occupied by James Green and his son
52 Messuage, buildings and land (4a) in Wittersham occupied by James Russell
53 Messuage, brickyard and kilns, sheds and buildings in Wittersham occupied by Jeremiah Smith
54 Messuage, shop, buildings and garden ground (1r 4p) in Wittersham occupied by Thomas Sisley
55 Two messuages, barn and several parcels of land (88a) in East Guldeford occupied by Jeremiah Smith (50-55 late estate of James Smith)
56 Messuage and forge in the High Street, Winchelsea occupied by William Stace
57 Messuage, shop and stable in the High Street, Winchelsea occupied by Thomas Benfield
58 Messuage in the High Street, Winchelsea occupied by Joseph Bailey (56-58 late the estate of William Harrod)
59 Messuage called The Salutation with garden ground near Cooks Green [in Winchelsea] occupied by Henry Stretton
60 Messuage with garden near Cooks Green occupied by William Leonard (59-60 late the estate of the Duke of Cleveland)
61 Four oasthouses, roundles and cooling rooms on Brook Farm in Icklesham
62 As much of the messuages and several parcels of land (295a) in Old Romney [in Kent] occupied by Jesse Piper as were not already mortgaged to Jesse Piper
63 Leasehold parcel of land at Land Gate in Rye occupied by Jeremiah Smith
64 Leasehold shop, yard and warehouse in Rye occupied by Messrs Hessell and Holmes
65 Leasehold warehouse and building on the Strand in Rye occupied by Jeremiah Smith
66 Leasehold messuage at Rock Cliff in Rye occupied by Edward Hammond Rubie
67 Leasehold messuage at Rock Cliff in Rye occupied by Stephen Sheather
68 Leasehold stable in Wish Ward in Rye occupied by Isaac Wright
69 Leasehold messuage in Old Romney [in Kent] occupied by Henry Hunt
The two sums of £3000 and £3500 were to be charged on the lands in both mortgages an initial £3500 at 5% having already been borrowed from him on 10 Apr 1854 on a capital messuage called Walgates with lands (139a 2r 37p), four parcels of freshmarshland called Manifolds (formerly 54a, now 84a 2r 36p), messuage and lands (formerly 33a, now 38a 30p) and two parcels of land adjoining all in New Romney, Kent (21)
On 13 Mar 1861 Jeremiah Smith of Rye esq mortgaged to William Hay Hewitt of 23 Hart Street, Bloomsbury in Middlesex estate agent for £2000 at 5% the following lands (16), with a schedule of previous mortgages 1826-1859 -
1 Cottage in Ferry Road, Rye
2 Small timber building in Wishward or Cinque Port Street, Rye
3 Plot of building land in Cinque Port Street, Rye
4 7, 18-20, 41-43, 106 and 109 High Street, Rye
5 Cottage in the Gun Garden, Rye
6 6 East Street, Rye
7 Blacksmiths forge in Rock Cliff, Rye
8 19-23 Watchbell Street, Rye
9 Cottage between 22 and 23 Watchbell Street, Rye
10 House let to Messrs Hussell and Holmes in the Strand, Rye
11 Land, sawpit and shed let to Messrs Hessell and Holmes in the Strand, Rye
12 House let to Jesse Blackman in the Strand, Rye
13 Two houses let to Henry Jarrett in the Strand, Rye
14 House let to Stephen Filmer in the Strand, Rye
15 Attics over houses in Trade Passage, Rye let to John Carman
16 Warehouse let to James Gasom in Cinque Port Street, Rye
17 Park and Reader Farms (176a 2r 22p) in Iden
18 Kennett and Skinners Farms (155a 4p) in Iden
19 House and land (5a 3r 13p) in Iden occupied by Thomas Watson
20 Brickfield cottage and garden in Iden
21 Nine cottages in Iden Street
22 Stable and two enclosures (5a 18p) adjoining the road from Iden to Playden
23 The William the Conqueror Public House and six cottages in Iden
24 House and premises let to Mr Sherwood in Iden
25 Olivers two acre plot (1a 2r 20p) in Iden
26 The Elms, Bosney, Little Thornsdale and Burnt Oak Farms (350a 3r 32p) in Iden
27 Footway field (4a 3r 24p) in Iden
28 The Queen and Constitution Public House in Iden
29 Cottage let to Mr Hovenden in Iden
30 The Old Turks Farm (66a 3r 14p) in Playden
31 Lane field (3a 1p) and The Common Wood Plot (3a 2r 34p) in Playden
32 Garden (24p) let to Harold Smith in Playden
33 The Mill Field (4a 2p 10r) in Playden
34 Nursery (1a 4p) let to Messrs Tyrrell in Playden
35 The Upper and Lower Field (4a 1r 32p) in Playden
36 Three cottages near Playden turnpike gate
37 Barn Farm (87a 1r 25p) in East Guldeford
38 Salutation House, stable and garden in Winchelsea
39 House and garden at Cooks Green in Winchelsea
40 House let to J Bailey in the High Street, Winchelsea
41 House let to Mr Benfield in the High Street, Winchelsea
42 House let to Mr Stace in the High Street, Winchelsea
43 House and land (2a) let to Mr Freeman in Udimore
44 Cooks Farm and cottages (35a 13p) in Wittersham in Kent
45 Brick Kiln Field and cottage (3a 17p) in Wittersham
46 Brickyard (1a 12p) in Wittersham
47 Cuckoo Wood (8a 2r 3p) in Wittersham
48 House, shop and garden at Wittersham Stocks let to Mr Highwood
49 Springfield Lodge and ponds (6a 2r 12p) in Rye
50 Leasehold building land in Military Road, Rye
51 Leasehold Bethel chapel in Military Road, Rye
52 Leasehold cottage in Bridge Place, Rye
53 Leasehold Ferry Boat Inn and cottage in Ferry Boat Road, Rye
54 Leasehold house divided into four tenements in Ferry Road, Rye
55 Leasehold stable or coachhouse in Wishward or Cinque Port Street, Rye
56 Leasehold house and shop in Market Road, Rye
57 Two leasehold warehouses in the Strand, Rye
58 Leasehold workshop, shed and part of a shipbuilders yard in the Strand, Rye
59 Two leasehold cottages and gardens in the Rock Cliff, Rye
Further advances of £1000 and £1000 were made on 13 May 1861 and 28 May 1861, to make a total of £4000 (16)
Hewitt transferred the mortgage of £4000, with £173 11s 2d owed in interest, to John Cann of Exeter in Devon esq on 30 Aug 1862 (17)
A bankruptcy petition had been filed against Jeremiah Smith of Rye farmer, grazier and brickmaker on 21 May 1862, who was adjudged a bankrupt on 22 May 1862 (12). Richard Curteis Pomfret of Rye banker, Jesse Piper of Hawkhurst in Kent farmer and Lawrence Reeve of Peasmarsh farmer were appointed assignees of Smith on 6 June 1862 (13)
Jeremiah Smith's estate was offered for sale initially on 19 Mar 1863 but very little was sold (25), and the remaining portion was offered for sale at auction in 35 lots by James Coleman Vidler at the George Hotel, Rye on 5 Aug 1863 (14) when it consisted of -
1 Cooks Farm (34a 2r 27p) at Ham Green in Wittersham, Kent with six cottages (occupied by Messrs Bailey), two channel rents of 12s 6d and 8s 3¾d, Brick-kiln Field (3a 17p) and brick yard (1a)
2 Cuckoo Wood (8a 2r 3p) in Wittersham
3 House and garden at Wittersham Stocks, let as a grocer's shop
4 House and land (2a 11p) in Udimore occupied by Henry Freeman
5 House in Udimore Road, Rye occupied by David Huggett
6 Plot of building land with small timber building in Wish Ward, Rye
7 House in the Mint, Rye occupied by Abraham Jewhurst
8 The Swan public house in the Mint, Rye occupied by William Watson
9 House adjoining the Swan, occupied by William Moore
10 19 and 20 High Street, Rye (unoccupied) and 18 High Street occupied by Mr Jenner
11 House and shop at the top of Conduit Hill, Rye formerly occupied by Elgar Hicks
12 Warehouse opposite occupied by Mr Broad
13 109 High Street, Rye occupied by H P Clark
14 Cottage in the Gungarden, Rye occupied by William Hatter
15 6 East Street, Rye occupied by Mr Kingston
16 Blacksmith's forge at Rock Cliff, Rye (unoccupied)
17 House with whitesmiths forge in Watchbell Street, Rye (unoccupied)
18 Cottage adjacent 17 above (unoccupied)
19 House in Watchbell Street, Rye occupied by Thomas Tiltman and house adjoining (unoccupied)
20 House in Watchbell Street, Rye occupied by James Robertson
21 House in Watchbell Street, Rye occupied by Mrs Curd
22 House, garden and warehouse adjoining the Strand with garden on the top of the Cliff occupied by Messrs Hessell and Holmes, also leasehold piece of ground used as boathouse and shipbuilders yard
23 House on the Strand, Rye occupied by William Exall and house adjoining occupied by Jesse Blackman
24 House on the Strand, Rye occupied by Stephen Filmer and house adjoining (unoccupied)
25 Warehouse in Cinque Ports' Street, Rye
26 Leasehold building land adjoining Bethel Chapel, Rye
27 Leasehold Bethel Chapel, Rye
28 Leasehold cottage with saddler's shop in Landgate, Rye occupied by Richard Larkin
29 Leasehold Ferry-Boat Inn, Udimore Road, Rye with cottage adjoining occupied by Mrs Chapman
30 Leasehold house in Udimore Road, Rye occupied by the undertenants of Mr Lovett
31 Leasehold four stall stable in Wish Ward, Rye (unoccupied)
32 Leasehold house in Ropewalk, Rye occupied by George Walker sadler
33 Two leasehold warehouses on the Strand, Rye
34 Leasehold timber-built cottage at Rock Cliff, Rye occupied by [ ] Haney and cottage adjoining occupied by E H Rubie
35 Salutation House with garden ground in Winchelsea occupied by Henry Stretten and piece of garden ground adjoining occupied by Edward Piggett
On 30 May 1864 the mortgagees and assignees in bankruptcy of Jeremiah Smith (Robert Burra of Cleveland Gardens, Bayswater in Middlesex esq, Virgil Pomfret of Tenterden esq and Richard Curteis Pomfret of Rye, Banker the surviving mortgagees of the mortgages of 19 & 20 Oct 1838 and 5 May 1840; RCP, John Bellingham and Thomas Smith Pix all of Rye, bankers the surviving mortgagees of the mortgage of 4 Feb 1852; the Revd James Prosser of Thame in Oxfordshire and RCP the executors and trustees of the will of John Haddock Lardner, the mortgagee of the mortgages of 22 Apr 1847 and 11 Aug 1852; Jesse Piper of Conghurst in Hawkhurst, farmer mortgagee of the mortgage of 15 Feb 1860; John Cann of Exeter esq mortgagee of 13 Mar 1861; RCP, JP and Laurence Reeve of Peasmarsh, farmer the assignees of Jeremiah Smith) having previously taken counsel's opinions as to their title (23) sold to William Macdonald Farquahason Macdonald of St Martins in the County of Perth esq for £4000 (22)
1 Toft whereon a messuage, barn, stable and other buildings formerly stood and a parcel of land (6a 2r 12p) formerly called New Lane in Rye formerly occupied by Robert Smith, then Thomas Whorwell, John Reeves, James Hollands, John Burkitt and late Jeremiah Smith, (E: road from Saltcoate Hill to Fleckley Ash, N & W: copyhold lands formerly Nathaniel Levett's, then Walter Duke, Richard Heath and now Herbert Mascall Curteis esq, S: Harebacon Lands) and the capital messuage, buildings and outhouses newly erected on the said toft and parcel of land
2 Two (formerly three) parcels of pasure land [called Upper and Lower Fields] (4a 1r 32p) in Playden formerly occupied by Henry Smith and now by his widow, (E, W & N: lands of Reginald Curteis esq, S: lands late the devisees of William Aylward and now Edward Barrett Curteis esq)
On 8 Aug 1864 Colonel Macdonald's solicitors (Ellman and Whitmarsh of Rye) took the opinion of TSB Eastwood of Lincoln's Inn regarding lots 8, 9 and 19 purchased by the Colonel at auction on 5 Aug 1863 (for £215, £160 and £250 respectively) in the belief that the tenants qualified for the vote as £10 householders; it had subsequently emerged that lots 9 and 19 were worth less than £10 pa. Macdonald had wished to stand for Parliament for the Borough of Rye with the support of his tenants' votes. Counsel advised that Macdonald had no claim against the assignees of Jeremiah Smith (25)
WMFM on 4 Nov 1864 mortgaged to The Heritable Securities Investment Association Ltd for £3500 at 10% (26)
1 Messuage called Springfield Lodge with garden and paddock (8a 2r 12p) in Rye, and two parcels of land called Upper and Lower Fields (4a 1r 32p) in Playden
2 Messuage called the Swan in Longer Street, Rye formerly occupied by John Holt and now William Watson, (S: Longer Street, E: messuage formerly occupied by John Cloake, N: Town Wall)
3 Messuage with yard and garden in Longer Street, Rye (S: Longer Street, W: The Swan, E: messuage late William Aylward and now Alfred Jarrett, N: Town Wall), together with right of passage through a passage, formerly part of the adjoining piece of ground purchased by William Aylward, and upon which William Aylward erected a messuage now called the William the Fourth, into the Rope Walk
4 Messuage, now divided into two dwellings, with yard and garden in Watchbell Street, Rye formerly occupied by William Dive, afterwards [ ] Catt and now Thomas Tiltman and [ ], (N: Watchbell Street, S: the Cliff, E: land from Watchbell Street to the Cliff, W: messuage late James Smith's and now the assignees of Jeremiah Smith)
On the same day Macdonald conveyed to Henry Burra of Rye esq for £100 all the property purchased by him on 30 May 1864 (28). A schedule of deeds was also drawn up (29)

Deeds of the Long Field, Rye purchased by Henry Burra in 1873; 1833-1880  AMS6128/1/30-34  [n.d.]

Contents:
On 5 Dec 1833 Richard Heath surrendered land held of the Manor of Playden for £600 and Herbert Barrett Curteis of Youngland in Peasmarsh was admitted on payment of a fine of £25 to
Land (9a 2r) formerly part of 40a the remainder having been sold by Heath to Thomas Meryon in 1811 lying at Nix Green in Rye paying an apportioned quitrent of 4s pa and relief of 16s
Curteis then surrendered the land to the use of his will (30)
The Peasmarsh Place Estate and a portion of the Knelle Estate was offered for sale at auction in 16 lots by Messrs Daniel Smith, Son and Oakley at The London Tavern, Bishopsgate Street, London on 24 Jul 1866; the Long Field formed lot 14 [see SAS/DE 519]. Lots 1-4, 7-16 were purchased by the Revd Henry George Liddell of Charlton Kings, Cheltenham in Gloucestershire for £125000 and the property conveyed to him by Herbert Mascall Curteis of Windmill Hill in Wartling esq and the trustees of the will of Herbert Barrett Curteis on 14 Dec 1867 [see SAS/DE 320,323]
Edwin Nathaniel Dawes of Rye gent made a declaration as to the identity of the land, then described as the Long Field, on 29 Nov 1867 (31)
The Revd Henry George Liddell sold Long Field and other property to Charles Liddell on 9 May 1871 (33)
On 21 Oct 1873 Charles Liddell of Abingdon Street in Westminster and Cornwall Terrace in Regents Park, Middlesex esq sold the Long Field (9a 1r 1p, plan endorsed) to Henry Burra of Springfield, Rye for £925 (32). On the same day Liddell covenanted to produce the deeds relating to Long Field, which also related to Mountsfield or Hilly Meadow and Mountsfield Cottage in Rye (33)

Security for £1500 at 5% borrowed by the Commissioners of the Level of the Kent and Sussex East Guldeford Marsh from Henry Burra of Rye esq, for the repair of the sea wall  AMS6128/1/35  11 Aug 1876

Deeds of cottages and gardens, Forge Lane, Ewhurst purchased by Henry Burra in 1877; [1868]-1877  AMS6128/1/36-38  [n.d.]

Contents:
Robert Allfrey of Wokefield Park, Mortimer in Berkshire in his will of 23 Jul 1868 devised to his wife Caroline, Wokefield Park (except the Fourteen Acre Meadow) for life and charged an annuity of £1600 on the rest of the estate for his wife, with residue of his real estate to his son Goodrich Holmsdale Allfrey. Robert Allfrey died on 15 Sep 1875 and his will was proved on 27 Oct 1875
On 7 Jun 1877 Goodrich Holmsdale Allfrey of Wokefield Park esq and Caroline Allfrey of the same place widow sold to Henry Burra of Springfield in Playden esq for £300
1 Cottage divided into 3 dwellings with garden (1r 7p) on the north side of Forge Lane, Ewhurst, occupied by Thomas Baker, Isaac Goodsell and Joseph Baker
2 Cottage and garden (17p) on the north side of Forge Lane, Ewhurst, occupied by Charles Starr
3 Cottage and garden (30p) on the north side of Forge Lane, Ewhurst, occupied by William Pearson
Charles Sheppard [of Battle] acted for Burra at a cost of £8 1s (36-38)

Anne Mary Curteis of The Hooks, Playden  AMS6128/2  (d1922)

Administrative history:
[Anne Mary Curteis, the daughter of Edward Barrett Hodges Curteis, was the sister-in-law of Henry Burra]

Deeds of three cottages and land, East Guldeford purchased by Miss Curteis in 1917; 1838-1920  AMS6128/2/1-9  [n.d.]

Contents:
On 3 Oct 1838 the Guardians of Rye Union offered for sale at auction in one lot by Messrs Reeve and Vidler at the George Inn, Rye
A freehold brick and tiled house divided into two dwellings with garden ground (22r) near the church in East Guldeford, occupied by Jacob and Edmund Pope
The Guardians of Rye Union with John Offen and Jeremiah Smith churchwardens, and William Morris and Samuel Selmes overseers, all of East Guldeford conveyed the property for £100 to George Pankhurst of Stone in Kent grazier and his trustee Thomas Jenner of Rye gent on 12 Nov 1838 (1-2). In his will dated 23 Apr 1862 Pankhurst devised the two cottages, then occupied by George Amon and John Hessell to his executors Thomas and John Pankhurst (his sons) in trust for sale, along with other property (3). He died on 7 Oct 1863 and his will was proved on 24 Dec 1863
On 6 Jul 1864 Thomas Pankhurst of East Guldeford grazier and John Pankhurst of Rye grazier offered the cottages, then occupied by Thomas Markwick and Edward Saunter, for auction by James Coleman Vidler at the George Hotel, Rye. On 20 Aug 1864 they conveyed the cottages to William Taverner of Rye woodstapler for £160 (4)
Taverner sold the property, then occupied by Edward Saunter and James Baulkham, to John Pankhurst of Rye grazier for £160 on 25 Feb 1865 (5). J Pankhurst demolished the house and built 3 cottages on the site (5-6)
John Pankhurst in his will dated 16 Nov 1877 devised the cottages to his daughter Elizabeth Ann Pankhurst. He died on 12 Nov 1880 and his will was proved on 13 Dec 1880 (6)
Elizabeth Ann Pankhurst married Henry William Gales Pepper and by him had two children - Audrey Helen Pepper and Eric Gales Pepper. Elizabeth Helen Pepper died intestate on 9 Sep 1893 and her husband on 7 Mar 1896. Eric Gales Pepper died intestate on 3 Mar 1902 and letters of administration were granted to his sister Audrey Helen Pepper on 26 Jun 1917 (6)
On 21 Jul 1917 Audrey Helen Pepper of 1 Market Street, Rye spinster conveyed the property to Anne Mary Curteis of The Hooks, Playden spinster for £375 it was then described as
Three messuages and land now occupied by John Hickman, F Shedwick and Ernest Barden Dunster
The deeds of the property were sent to Miss Curteis by Vidler and Co, Auctioneers of Rye on 26 Apr 1920 (45)

Notice from Anne Mary Curteis to the trustees of the will of Mrs Frances Curteis (Anne Mary Curteis and Cyril Cranmer Curteis Kenrick esq)  AMS6128/2/10  9 Dec 1913

Administrative history:
[Anne Curteis (b 14 Nov 1771), the daughter of Jeremiah Curteis of Rye (and the great aunt of Anne Mary Curteis), married Samuel Russell Collett of Worcester in 1808. As part of the settlement, Collett sold trust property in Herefordshire to purchase the Swineford Estate (105a) in Lincolnshire; see AMS5995]

Contents:
Calling in the mortgage for £2000 on the Swinethorpe Estate in Lincolnshire executed on 11 Oct 1832 by Samuel Russell Collett and his wife Anne

Edward Barrett Curteis of Leasam House, Rye  AMS6128/3  (1804-1879)

Administrative history:
[Edward Barrett Curteis was the second son of Edward Jeremiah Curteis and Mary Barrett of Windmill Hill Place, Wartling. He married firstly Charlotte Lydia (daughter of Thomas Law Hodges) and secondly in 1841 his cousin Frances Kenrick.]

Contents:
Genealogical notes, papers and correspondence
AMS6128/3/2-70 were removed loose from AMS6128/3/1. The bulk consists of letters to and notes by E B Curteis

Volume compiled by Edward Barrett Curteis containing newspaper cuttings, letters and notes about the Curteis family and their relatives  AMS6128/3/1  Dec 1871

Contents:
p 7 Samuel Curteis of Tenterden d1746
8 Sir George Curties of Otterden Place
10 Richard Curteis of Tenterden d1814
11 William Curteis of Camberwell d1813
12 Mrs Jane Curteis of Rye d1796, Miss Jane Curteis d1796
13 Jeremiah Curteis of Rye d1806
14 Sarah Jackson (née Curteis) d1836
15 Mary Jemmett (née Curteis)
17 Revd Stephen Barrett of Hothfield d1801
18-20 Edward Jeremiah Curteis of Windmill Hill Place d1835
21 Mary Barrett Inglis (née Curteis) d1813
22 Mary Barrett Boone Inglis d1827
24 Herbert Barrett Curteis of Windmill Hill Place d1847
25 Caroline Sarah Curteis (née Mascall) d1825
28 Charlotte Laura Darby (née Curteis) d1847
30 Anne Katherine Elwood (née Curteis) d1873
31 Caroline Eleanor Graham (née Curteis) d1873
32-33 Elizabeth Julia Elphinstone (née Curteis) d1891, Howard Elphinstone Bt d1893
34 Edward Barrett Curteis
36-37 Reginald Curteis d1847
41-42 Robert Mascall d1815, Martha Mascall (née Curteis) d1845
43-48 Kenrick family
52-53 Samuel Collett d1806, Samuel Russell Collett d1850, Anne Collett (née Curteis) d1854, Anne Russell Collett d1811
72-75 Mascall family
78-94 Miscellaneous notes on Curteis family
96-99 Estate of Virgil Pomfret d1875
114-119 Hodges family
120-126 Cartwright family
132-136 Estates of Edward Jeremiah Curteis at his death (1835)
137-139 Estates of Herbert Barrett Curteis at his death (1847)
143-153 Farm of Herbert Barrett Curteis's estate at his death

William Henry Blaaw, Hon Secretary of the Sussex Archaeological Society, 3 Queen Anne Street, London to Major [EB] Curteis requesting payment of his annual subscription  AMS6128/3/2  15 Feb 1855

Mary [Frances] Curteis, 49 Easton Place [London] to [EB Curteis] thanking him for the bracelet  AMS6128/3/3  nd [Wm 1859]

Contents:
[Mary Frances, the daughter of Reginald Curteis (brother of Edward Barrett Curteis) married Lord Conyers on 14 Aug 1860.]

Anne K[atherine] Elwood, Clayton Priory to [EB Curteis] thanking him for his kindness during her illness  AMS6128/3/4  12 Apr 1861

Contents:
[She was the sister of EB Curteis]

W[illiam] H[enry] Darby to Edward [B Curteis] concerning family matters  AMS6128/3/5  2 Aug 1864

Contents:
[He was the brother-in-law of EB Curteis]

John Martin, genealogist, Battle to Edward Barrett Curteis, Leasam, Rye wishing to know whether he wants him to emblazon his shield of quarterings  AMS6128/3/6  17 Aug 1865

T[homas] O[liver] Goodchild, The Rectory, Hackney [London] to Major [EB] Curteis concerning genealogy  AMS6128/3/7  27 Nov 1871

K Bulmer to Major [EB] Curteis, Leasam [House, Rye] he has discovered an old map of Sussex and wonders whether EB Curteis would like it  AMS6128/3/8  nd [Wm 1871]

John Wilson Haffenden, The Vicarage, Stillington, Easingwold [Yorkshire] to [EB Curteis] wishes for some information about his coat of arms  AMS6128/3/9  6 May 1872

Anne K[atherine] Elwood to [EB Curteis]: next month she celebrates her 76th birthday  AMS6128/3/10  4 Jun 1872

Anne K[atherine] Elwood, Clayton Priory to Edward [B Curteis] and Fanny [Curteis] thanking them for their letter  AMS6128/3/11  18 Oct 1872

George Weekes to [EB Curteis] informing him of the death of his sister AK Elwood at 11 pm 24 Feb  AMS6128/3/12  25 Feb 1873

G[eorge] Weekes, Hurstpierpoint to [EB Curteis] describing the funeral of AK Elwood and the terms of her will  AMS6128/3/13  1 Mar 1873

M[ary] F[rancis] Campbell, Wellesbourne Lodge, Warwick to Edward [B Curteis] concerning the death of Mrs AK Elwood  AMS6128/3/14  1 Mar 1873

Bessie Charlotte Curteis to [EB Curteis] concerning problems over the £15000 inherited by AK Elwood from her father  AMS6128/3/15  3 Mar 1873

Elizabeth C[harlotte] Curteis to [EB Curteis] concerning the will of AK Elwood  AMS6128/3/16  6 Mar 1873

Howard W[arburton] Elphinstone, 1 New Square, Lincoln's Inn to [EB Curteis] about his grandfather's will  AMS6128/3/17  6 Mar 1873

V[irgil] Pomfret, Morghew to Major [EB] Curteis concerning John Wilson Haffenden  AMS6128/3/18  9 May [?1873]

V[irgil] Pomfret, Morghew to Major [EB] Curteis concerning Mr Whilan the natural son of Jeremiah Curteis  AMS6128/3/19  20 Aug [?1873]

Reginald [Lawrence Herbert] Curteis, Aldershot to [EB Curteis] he leaves with Lord Airey for Berlin next week. '[Lord] Conyers has been playing the fool and I fear it will end in a separation'  AMS6128/3/20  24 Aug [?1873]

Contents:
[Reginald's sister, Mary Frances, married Sackville George Lane Fox Lord Conyers on 24 Aug 1860]

Reginald [Lawrence Herbert] Curteis, Staff College, Aldershot to [EB Curteis] concerning his financial affairs  AMS6128/3/21  5 Oct [1873]

W[illiam] H[enry] Darby, 81 Gower Street, Bedford Square [London] to Edward [B Curteis] concerning spiritual matters  AMS6128/3/22  6 Oct [1873]

Elizabeth C[harlotte] Curteis to [EB Curteis] Mrs Elwood made her will without the aid of a lawyer and it is all to go into Chancery  AMS6128/3/23  nd [1873]

Constance Elphinstone, 9 Warrior Square, St Leonards-on-Sea to Major [Edward Barrett] Curteis inviting him to stay with them in Wimbledon  AMS6128/3/24  14 Jul 1874

E[lizbeth] J[ulia] E[lphinstone], The Lawn [Hastings] to [EB Curteis] complaining about the weather  AMS6128/3/25  31 Dec 1874

Contents:
[She was the sister of Edward Barrett Curteis]

Reginald [Lawrence Herbert] Curteis, The Lodge, Wellesbourne, Warwick to [EB Curteis] concerning his riding accident  AMS6128/3/26  1874

Bessie C[harlotte] Curteis to [EB Curteis] has been offered £50 for the manuscript of what she published in the Monthly Packet  AMS6128/3/27  Jun 1875

FitzRoy Campbell, The Lodge, Wellesbourne, Warwick to Major [EB] Curteis has written to Mr Vidler to make the payments to the Playden schools  AMS6128/3/28  9 Jul 1875

John Bellamy, Byng Street, Millwall, London to E[dward] B[arrett] Curteis, Leasam [House], Rye informing him that wrought iron rather than cast iron is now used in the construction of tanks  AMS6128/3/29  30 Jul 1875

L de F[rances] M[ary] Foster, The Lodge, Wellesbourne, Warwick to [EB Curteis] about general matters  AMS6128/3/30  31 Jul [?1875]

John Bellamy, Byng Street, Millwall, London to E[dward] B[arrett] Curteis, Leasam [House], Rye considers that a tank built of ¼ inch iron would be quite strong enough  AMS6128/3/31  3 Aug 1875

S[tephen] Catt, Cadboro Brickyard [Rye] to Major [EB] Curteis considers that he will need 2500 bricks  AMS6128/3/32  16 Aug 1875

W H Tylden Pattenden, Biddenden, Staplehurst [Kent] to Major [EB Curteis] his tender has been accepted  AMS6128/3/33  5 Sep 1875

Rosa Wilson Nott, Oakleigh, Goudhurst, Kent to Major [EB] Curteis concerning family affairs  AMS6128/3/34  4 Sep 1876

WH Tylden Pattenden, Biddenden, Staplehurst to Major [EB Curteis] informing him of the extent of the Hodge's trust property  AMS6128/3/35  23 Oct 1876

Rose C[aroline] Twisden Hodges, Oakleigh, Goudhurst to [EB Curteis] thanking him for his congratulations on her forthcoming marriage to Henry John Peareth  AMS6128/3/36  nd [?1876]

Major Robert Forbes, Cawnpore [India] to [EB Curteis] thanking him for his help  AMS6128/3/37  4 Jul 1877

W[illiam] H[enry] Darby, Leap Castle, Roscrea [Ireland] to [EB] Curteis concerning spiritual matters  AMS6128/3/38  29 Jul 1877

Robert Forbes, 15 Calverly Park, [Tunbridge Wells, Kent] to [EB] Curteis enclosing newspaper cutting reporting promotion of Captain E[dward] M Forbes to second in command of the 39th North Indian Regiment  AMS6128/3/39  18 Sep 1877

H Park, Whatley House, Frome [Somerset] to [EB] Curteis concerning the collapse of Percival and Company's bank  AMS6128/3/40  6 Mar 1878

H Park, Whatley House, Frome to [EB] Curteis renewing his offer to lend him money after the collapse of the bank  AMS6128/3/41  8 Mar 1878

WF D'Arley, The Grosvenor Hotel, Pimlico [London] to Major [EB] Curteis sorry to hear that he lost considerably by the failure of Willis and Company, and offers to lend him money  AMS6128/3/42  15 Mar 1878

E[lizabeth] J[ulia] E[lphinstone], The Lawn [Hastings] to [EB Curteis] sorry to hear of the failure of the bank  AMS6128/3/43  nd [Mar 1878]

Caroline [Elinor Graham], 6 Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill [London] to Edward [B Curteis] concerning genealogy of the Hodges family  AMS6128/3/44  3 Jan [pre 1863]

Contents:
[Caroline Elinor Graham, the sister of EB Curteis, died 25 Dec 1863]

Caroline [Elinor Graham] 6 Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill to Edward [B Curteis] concerning family history  AMS6128/3/45  5 Jan [pre 1863]

E[lizabeth] J[ulia] E[lphinstone], The Lawn [Hastings] to [EB Curteis] concerning Mrs Elwood seeing the ghost of John Small at Clayton Priory on 15 Dec 1859  AMS6128/3/46  30 Apr [ ]

Stephen Catt, Cadboro to Major [EB] Curteis wishes to see him concerning his replacement at the brickyard  AMS6128/3/47  16 Aug [?1875]

E[lizabeth] Julia Elphinstone, Leasam House to [EB Curteis] concerning the financial affairs of her husband  AMS6128/3/48  20 Nov [ ]

E[lizabeth] J[ulia] E[lphinstone], Clayton Priory to [EB Curteis] concerning the purchase of Windmill Hill Place in Wartling by Edward Jeremiah Curteis  AMS6128/3/49  27 Dec [ ]

F[rancis] Curteis to Edward [B Curteis] about their children  AMS6128/3/50  nd [?1860s]

[EB Curteis] to Elizabeth [Julia Elphinstone] with enquiries about family history  AMS6128/3/51  nd [?1860s]

[EB Curteis] to Caroline [Elinor Graham] with enquiries about family history  AMS6128/3/52  nd [pre 1864]

Edward Jeremiah Curteis, L[incoln's] I[nn] Fields to Revd James Rogers, Cadbury House, Castle Carey, Somerset concerning the money that he owes him  AMS6128/3/53  13 Apr 1790

H[enry] Darby to [Elizabeth Julia] Elphinstone, Windmill Hill, Hailsham encloses note for his mother  AMS6128/3/54  9 Sep 1839

[ ], B[ank] of E[ngland] to T[homas] L[aw] Hodges concerning general matter  AMS6128/3/55  13 Dec 1855

Robert Forbes, 15 Calverley Park, [Tunbridge Wells] to Mrs [Frances] Curteis encloses newspaper cutting announcing marriage of Arthur St Quintin and Alice Marguerrite Whitelaw  AMS6128/3/56  7 Sep 1876

William Kenrick to Fanny Curteis concerning family affairs  AMS6128/3/57  2 Feb [ ]

Newspaper cutting concerning the celebration of the majority of Herbert Mascall Curteis  AMS6128/3/58  1844

Newspaper cutting of list of ecclesiastical appointments  AMS6128/3/59  1874

Cutting from The Field Newspaper about the Quex Park (Isle of Thanet) hare coursing meeting  AMS6128/3/60  22 Jan 1876

Cutting from The Sussex Express, Surrey Standard Mail, Hants and County Advertiser  AMS6128/3/61  19 Oct 1876

Contents:
With an account of the marriage of Rose Caroline, daughter of Thomas Twisden-Hodges and Lady Nott of Oakleigh in Goudhurst and Henry John Peareth esq, son of William Peareth of Usworth House Durham and Cliffe House, Sandgate in Kent

Newspaper cuttings of the death of the Revd Thomas Oliver Goodchild of Hackney  AMS6128/3/62  6 Sep 1877

Newspaper cutting on how to keep tree frogs alive in winter  AMS6128/3/63  Sep 1877

Cutting giving notice of sale by auction of farm livestock by Herbert Mascall Curteis, Windmill Hill Place  AMS6128/3/64  6 Oct 1877

Newspaper cutting concerning the will of John Graham  AMS6128/3/65  1879

Cutting from sale particular [?for Peasmarsh Place Estate] listing conditions of sale, annotated to show descent of lots  AMS6128/3/66  nd [c1851]

Receipt for 14s 3d quit rent from S R Collett Manor of Brede  AMS6128/3/67  18 Nov 1844

Printed blank of notice warning against trespassing on the lands of the Lordship of Swinethorpe, Lincolnshire  AMS6128/3/68  nd [? 1830s]

Drawing of coat of arms of Danvers Hodges and Thomas Hodges  AMS6128/3/69  nd [?1860s]

Genealogical notes compiled by EB Curteis  AMS6128/3/70  nd [1860s-1870s]

28 docs

Trustees and executors of Anne Mary Curteis of The Hooks, Playden  AMS6128/4  (d1922)

Will of Anne Mary Curteis of The Hooks in Playden, spinster  AMS6128/4/1  15 Mar 1916

Codicil to the will of Anne Mary Curteis  AMS6128/4/2  5 Mar 1920

Trustees of the Revd Thomas Curteis  AMS6128/5  [n.d.]

Volume of plans  AMS6128/5/1  1874

Administrative history:
[The Revd Thomas Spencer Curteis, great-great-great grandson of Jeremiah Curteis of Tenterden (the great grandfather of Edward Jeremiah Curteis of Windmill Hill Place, Wartling), was born 10 Mar 1845 and married Mary Margaret Sharpe on 19 Apr 1870. He was Rector of Brampton in Norfolk and Vicar of Stoven in Suffolk.]

Contents:
Entitled 'Map of an estate [716a 1r 36p] belonging to the trustees of the late Revd Thomas Curteis situate in the parishes of Winchelsea and [East] Guldeford in... Sussex, and Tenterden, Rolvenden, Frittenden, Woodchurch, New Romney and Midley in... Kent' by J S Thomson, surveyor of Tenterden 1874
The plans, pen and ink on paper, are based on the first edition of the 25 inch Ordnance Survey. The plans have been annotated to show sales of parts of the estate. The plans for Point House land (411a 3r 23p) in Winchelsea and East Guldeford are missing
1 Lowden Farm (149a 1r 9p) and Curteis Lord's Cut marshland (25a 2r 26p) in Rolvenden, 1873
2 Balcomb Farm (24a 1r 26p) in Frittenden and May Wood Farm (67a 2r 21p) in Woodchurch, 1873
3 Lands called Eight Acres (8a 1r 31p) and Half Road (3r 36p) in New Romney, Pope Field (27a 2r 39p) and Half Road (1r 5p) in Midley, and a house, shop and premises (20 1/5r) in Tenterden, 1874

Executors of Mrs Frances Curteis of Leasam House, Rye  AMS6128/6  (d1887)

Copy of the will of Frances Curteis of Leasam [House], Rye, widow  AMS6128/6/1  3 Feb 1887

Administrative history:
[Henry Burra's mother-in-law, Frances Curteis was the daughter of William Kenrick and Frances Mascall. She married (as his second wife) her cousin Edward Barrett Curteis of Leasam House, Rye in 1841. She died 21 Aug 1887 and by her will proved on 25 Oct 1887, left an estate valued at £32,315 2s 10d.]

Memorandum as to the apportionment of the estate duty on the deaths of Jane Curteis [d 7 Aug 1913] and Anne Mary Curteis [d 11 Apr 1922], as to the estate of Mrs Frances Curteis deceased 5 Apr 1923  AMS6128/6/2  nd

Richard Pomfret Burra of The Hooks, Playden  AMS6128/7  (1871-1944)

Agreement  AMS6128/7/1  13 Mar 1895

Contents:
By Thomas Longley of Camber Villa, Camber-on-Sea grazier and the Trustees of the Rye Golf Club (Frederick Andrew Inderwick of 8 Warwick Square, London, John Lockington Bates of The Rectory, Iden and John Symonds Vidler of Mountsfield, Rye) for an annual lease of the corner of the field (30p) known as The Lawn, part of the Pointhouse Land, in Winchelsea to the golf club at £4 pa

Draft copy of AMS6128/7/1, although the agreement is between Longley and Richard Pomfret Burra of Springfield, acting on behalf of the golf club  AMS6128/7/2  1895

Identity card issued to RP Curteis of The Hooks in Playden under the National Registration Act 1915  AMS6128/7/3  nd [c1915]

Unexecuted counterpart lease  AMS6128/7/4  1918

Contents:
Between The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Rye and Richard Pomfret Burra of The Hooks in Playden esq, Reginald Theodore Blomfield of Point Hill in Rye, RA, Joseph Adams of Rye printer and stationer and Henry Edward Twisleton Wykeham Fiennes of Queens Well in Rye retired captain, of land known as the north part of the Town Salts (7a 2p) and called the Rye Cricket Ground, for 14 years from 29 Sep 1916 at £17 16s pa

Unexecuted lease between Richard Pomfret Burra and others, and the Rye Bowles Club Ltd, Watchbell Chambers in Rye of a piece of land at the North East Corner for 14 years at £5 pa  AMS6128/7/5  1918

Protection certificate and certificate of identity (solider not remaining with the colours) issued to Private Richard Pomfret Burra of the Royal Army Service Corps  AMS6128/7/6  3 Apr 1919

Certificate of transfer to reserve on demobilisation issued to Private Richard Pomfret Burra of the Royal Army Service Corps  AMS6128/7/7  2 May 1919

Trustees and executors of Henry Curteis Burra of Chapel House, Rye  AMS6128/8  (1870-1958)

Copy draft of the marriage settlement between Henry Curteis Burra of Springfield in Playden esq and Ermintrude Anne Robertson Luxford of Higham in Robertsbridge spinster  AMS6128/8/1  21 Oct 1901

Duplicate notices of assignment to the trustees of his marriage settlement by Henry Curteis Burra  AMS6128/8/2-10  26-30 Oct 1901

Contents:
Of lands and monies to which he is entitled under the wills of William Burra, Frances Curteis and Virgil Pomfret, and the marriage settlement of Mrs Elizabeth Dent Blomfield, 25 Oct 1901

Notice to the trustees of the marriage settlement of a deed poll of appointment of certain stocks and a release by Mr and Mrs Burra of their life interests in favour of Miss Anne Petronill Burra  AMS6128/8/11  18 Oct 1935

Notice as to the trustees of the marriage settlement of a settlement made in anticipation of the marriage of Miss Anne Petronill Burra and John Francis Burra Huntley  AMS6128/8/12  18 Oct 1935

Copy of the will of Henry Curteis Burra of Chapel House, Church Square in Rye esq, 18 Jan 1954  AMS6128/8/13  1954

Copy of the second codicil to the will of Henry Curteis Burra, 20 Sep 1957  AMS6128/8/14  1957

Accounts of the trustees of the marriage settlement, Feb 1958 - Jul 1959  AMS6128/8/15  7 Nov 1959

Executors' account for the estate of Henry Curteis Burra, Feb 1958 - Jan 1960  AMS6128/8/16  7 Jan 1960

Henry Pomfret Burra  AMS6128/9  [n.d.]

Balance sheet of the Barn Stone Land part of the Beale Estate at Stone in Oxney in Kent for the year ending 11 Oct 1906; Nov 1906  AMS6128/9/1  [n.d.]

Henry Curteis Burra of Chapel House, Rye  AMS6128/10  (1870-1958)

Identity card issued to Henry Curteis Burra of Springfield in Playden under the National Registration Act 1915  AMS6128/10/1  nd [c1915]

Temporary commission of HC Burra as lieutenant in the 4th Battalion of the Sussex Volunteer Regiment  AMS6128/10/2  20 Oct 1916

Rother Golf Club (Rye) Ltd. £10 debentures  AMS6128/10/3-5  29 Apr 1924

Letter from K Stocks of 21 Land Gate, Rye thanking him for the gift of the kitbag and books  AMS6128/10/6  13 May 1936

Copy of the will and two codicils of Miss Denise Harriott Burra of The Mounts in Playden 7 Mar and 10 Apr 1942, 10 Jul 1944  AMS6128/10/7  nd [c1944]

Contents:
[HC Burra was the surviving executor]

Capital and income accounts of the executors' of the estate of Richard Pomfret Burra, Jun 1944 - Apr 1947  AMS6128/10/8  1947

Correspondence and papers concerning the sale of Leasam Lands in Rye to ER Mills  AMS6128/10/9  Sep 1951

Letter from Fleetwood A[shburnham] Curteis, Quindanning, Williams River, Western Australia thanking him for the donation to their church and describing his farm at Quindanning  AMS6128/10/10  10 May 1955

Administrative history:
[FA Curteis was the son of Herbert Curteis of Windmill Hill Place in Wartling and Isabella the daughter of Anchitel Ashburnham Bt. of Broomham.]

Printed calendar giving details of the meetings of Rye Petty Sessional Division and the justices acting for the division  AMS6128/10/11  1957

Trustees of Captain Edward Barrett Hodges Curteis  AMS6128/11  (d1879)

Administrative history:
[He was the father-in-law of Henry Burra]

Account of the trustees of Captain Edward Barrett Hodges Curteis of the proceeds of the sale of the real estate comprised in the settlement of 16 Feb 1869, Dec 1887 - Feb 1923  AMS6128/11/1  1923

Trustees of the estate of EBH Curteis, rent account Jun 1930 - Jan 1931  AMS6128/11/2  1931

Trustees of Mrs Cecilia Helen Robertson-Luxford  AMS6128/12  (d1927)

Administrative history:
[She was the mother-in-law of Henry Curteis Burra]

Copy of the trust disposition, settlement and codicils  AMS6128/12/1  1927

Contents:
By Mrs Cecilia Helen Walker or Robertson-Luxford of Dalry, wife of John Stewart Odiarne Robertson-Luxford of Croiscrag in Perth and Higham in Robertsbridge May 1901 - May 1926

Copy deed of appointment by Mrs CH Robertson-Luxford May 1901 - Jun 1907  AMS6128/12/2  1927

Statement of the investments held under the deed of trust granted by the late Mrs CH Robertson-Luxford  AMS6128/12/3  1927

Abstracted details of the marriage settlement, will and codicils of Mrs CH Robertson-Luxford  AMS6128/12/4  nd [1927]

Miscellaneous  AMS6128/13  [n.d.]

Extract from the court rolls of the Manor of Ewhurst of 6 Nov 1766 concerning a freehold tenement held by the late Richard Curteis esq  AMS6128/13/1  nd [Wm 1812]

Contents:
John Sisley held 54a of marshland and 11a of wood in Iden, part of a tenement called Virriers which had paid a quit rent of 25s 6d per annum, and sold the marshland to Richard Curteis. The rent was apportioned at £1 2s 6d per annum for the marshland and 3s for the woodland
[By 1836 the freehold tenement was described as several pieces of freshmarsh (54a) in Iden, parcel of a tenement called Virriers formerly Chadwicks, since Curteis' and now Virgil Pomfret esq, see A5164/8. On the tithe map (plots 28-31), described as part of Craven Marsh, the land is owned by Virgil Pomfret and occupied by Richard Curteis Pomfret. For a map of lands of the Manors of Moate and Ewhurst in Iden and Playden, 1673, see AMS4856
The Burras were related to the Pomfrets through the marriage of Henry Burra's father, William, to the eldest daughter of John Butler Pomfret in 1828, but there is no trace of the acquisition of this land by the family in the archive.]

Constance Elphinstone, Bourne to Bessy [Charlotte Curteis] concerning trouble in finding reliable servants  AMS6128/13/2  28 Sep 1887

[ ] Belmont, Wimbledon Common to Jennie [ ] concerning many problems and the presence of creditors in the house  AMS6128/13/3  nd [?1880s]

Plan showing the plots of land of RG Reid on the Humber River and Sandy Lake [in Newfoundland, Canada], pen and ink on linen, 1":1 mile  AMS6128/13/4  nd [?1880s]

Note on the history of Windmill Hill Place, Wartling by John Curteis  AMS6128/13/5  1914

Note on the previous owners of Windmill Hill Place from 1721 to 1804  AMS6128/13/6  nd [?1920s]

Typescript pedigree of the Jemmetts of Ashford  AMS6128/13/7  nd [?1920s]

Plan of the Well Head Forge and other woods in Ewhurst, from a sale particular or abstract of title  AMS6128/13/8  nd [?1920s]

Notice to the trustees of the settlement of 21 Jun 1907  AMS6128/13/9  1 Aug 1933

Contents:
Made in anticipation of the marriage of the late Captain Charles Bayard Rich with Miss Audrey Marion Robertson-Luxford (now Saunders) of an irrevocable appointment of 27 Jul 1933 by Mrs AM Saunders in favour of Lt Lawrence St George Rich and of a settlement made by him in anticipation of his marriage with Miss Elaine Carolina Henriette Gatti on 28 Jul 1933

Copy of the will and codicils of John Steward Odiarne Robertson-Luxford of Higham House in Salehurst esq, 24 Sep 1936 - 12 Oct 1942  AMS6128/13/10  nd [?1942]

Silhouette profiles of Edward Jeremiah Curteis (1762-1835) of Windmill Hill Place, Wartling aged c60  AMS6128/13/11-12  c1822

Silhouette profiles of Mary Curteis (c1766-1841), wife of EJ Curteis and daughter of the Revd Stephen Barrett of Hothfield in Kent, aged c60  AMS6128/13/13-14  c1826

Silhouette profile of Anne Collett (1771-1854), wife of Samuel Russell Collett of The Jungle, Engle in Lincolnshire and sister of EJ Curteis, aged c28  AMS6128/13/15  c1799

Silhouette profile and pencil sketch of Major Edward Barrett Curteis (1804-1879) of Leasam House, Rye (second son of EJ Curteis, aged c6 and c55  AMS6128/13/16-17  c1810, c1834

Silhouette profiles of Anne Catherine Wykham-Martin (1806-1833)  AMS6128/13/18-19  nd

Contents:
Wife of Richard Fiennes Wykeham-Martin of Leeds Castle in Kent and daughter of Robert Mascall of Peasmarsh Place (the brother-in-law of EJ Curteis)

Photograph of Richard Pomfret of Rye, banker, aged c60  AMS6128/13/20  nd

Silhouette profile of unidentified male  AMS6128/13/21  nd

Silhouette profile of unidentified woman  AMS6128/13/22  nd

Photograph of unidentified woman  AMS6128/13/23  nd

Pencil portrait of unidentified woman  AMS6128/13/24  nd

Photograph of unidentified man  AMS6128/13/25  nd

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