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Archived Documents & Archdeacon Court records:

East Sussex Record Office  , County Hall, Lewes, BN7 1SF

RYE/ 29/ 147     -  31st March 1624  - (click) George Hawke son of William Hawke of 
Hastingleigh, Yeoman indentured to John Ffolkestone a Hopdresser of Rye in 
Sussex. The document is written in English on one large sheet. It is signed by 
Sa: Landsdale, George Hawke, William Hawke & John Landsdale and details 
the agreed terms of the indenture.   [archive of Rye Corporation]

BUR/ 2/ 2/ 301 - 1920 documents relating to Coombe Grove Farm, Hastingleigh
[archive of Burtenshaw & son of Hailsham - Auctioneers]

DUN/ 15/ 3 - 12 Sep 1639 - The sale of lands by Edward Parke, Yeoman of Hastingleigh & John Coveney, Gentleman of 
Hastingleigh to William Dulvye of Battle in Sussex. 

[archive of the Roberts Family of Boarzell in Ticehurst and of Stonehouse in Warbleton]

VID/ 6/ 65/ 30 - 1924 Sale by Auction of South Hill Estate, Hastingleigh - photograph and catalogue.
[archive of Viderler & Company, Estate Agents of Rye] 
(click for images of same auction catalogue from my family's papers)

Canterbury Cathedral Archives, The Precincts, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2EH

Archdeaconry Court Miscellaneous

DCb/PRC/18/1/19  ; 29 Jan 1588/9 Plaintiff Thomas Rowlands of Elmstone; Defendant: Thomas Stroude of Hastingleigh

DCb/PRC/18/1/38  ; [not dated] Plaintiff : John Hawke of Hastingleigh; Defendant: Rooke;
   DOCUMENT: Interrog; CASE: Disc

DCb/PRC/18/1/42  ; 28 Feb 1588/9 Plaintiff : Lakes (brawling in church); Defendant: John Hawlke of Hastingleigh;
   DOCUMENT: Arts; CASE: Disc

DCb/PRC/18/4/68  ; 24 Mar 1595/6 Plaintiff: Henry Wayland Rector of Hastingleigh; Defendant: John Hawlke, Richard Hawlke, son of John;

DCb/PRC/18/9/30  ; 20 Jun 1610 Plaintiff: Rose Hedd also Payne [daughter, admix]; Defendant: John Payne of Hastingleigh;
   DOCUMENT: Arts; CASE: Test (Joan Payne widow, Hastingleigh)

DCb/PRC/18/21/129  ; 25 Oct 1631 Plaintiff : Edmund Hogbin executor; Defendant: Thomas, John, Elizabeth & Mary Berry children;
   DOCUMENT: All & Sent; CASE: Test (Henry Berry of Hastingleigh)

DCb/PRC/18/23/21  ; 14 Jun 1636 Plaintiff: John Tayler clerk & parson Hastingleigh; Defendant: James Crux of Hastingleigh;

DCb/PRC/18/30/47  ; 24 Mar 1662/3 Plaintiff: n.s.; Defendant: n.s.;
   DOCUMENT: Exh; CASE: Test (Edward Coveney of Hastingleigh) Letters of administration granted to Thomas Coveney, brother

DCb/PRC/18/30/51  ; 3 Apr 1663 : Plaintiff: Thomas Brett gentleman; leg; Defendant: Thomas Coveney brother, executor; 
   DOCUMENT: Repl; CASE: T (Edward Coveney of Hastingleigh)

DCb/PRC/18/40/36  ; 2 Dec 1695 Plaintiff: Greg Smithson nephew, leg; Defendant: William Stickles nephew; 
   DOCUMENT: All; CASE: Test (John Mount widower of Hastingleigh)

DCb/PRC/18/40/37  ; 2 Dec 1695
DCb/PRC/18/40/36  ; Plaintiff : Greg Smithson nephew, leg; Defendant: William Stickles nephew; 
   DOCUMENT: Exh; CASE: Test (John Mount widow of Hastingleigh)

(There are some 92 documents relating to Hastingleigh held at the archives)

London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HB
(many documents, mostly relating to St Thomas' Hospital lands in Hastingleigh.) Click for transcriptions of select documents

National Archives, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU
Online Records available to purchase through their website, include 5 Wills, 1 Death Duty Register, 4 Servicemen's records for 
               Hastingleigh & the Domesday Book entries.

               Many other documents and maps are available for viewing in person. The links to the Wills are in the WILLS section (click)

Centre for Kentish Studies , County Hall, Maidstone ME14 1XQ
               (some 20 documents, descriptions will be added here in due course)

Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RP
                D1398/1  - A bond relating to the Mortgage of a property in Hastingleigh dated 1788 //
Dorset  Archive reports that
               this document has now been transferred to Maidstone Archive for Kentish Studies, but the new location and
number is not yet known.

East Kent Archives , Honeyfield Road, Whitfield Dover CT16 3EH [Note: it is closing in 2012 and the collections will be moved to Maidstone]
        C/ES/134/ 1/ 1  - 1879-1903 Bodsham School manager's minutes [includes list of prizes and inspectors reports]

        C/ES/134/ 1/ 2   - 1903-1948 Bodsham School manager's minutes [note: a section of about 6 pages are closed till 2044, but the bulk
of it is readable.]

Much of the information contained in these books is transcribed or noted in the
(click) Bodsham School History section.