Peter Brown Family History

Richard Payne (c1470)

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General History

Richard Payne was possibly one of my 15th generation ancestors.

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Richard Payne was maybe possibly born about 1470 in Ardingly, Sussex. He was possibly the son of Thomas Payne & Agnes. In 1489 Richard with his father (Thomas Payne of Lindfield) was involved in the sale of land called Gebers (or Clevers) to John Michelbourne (see Archives item 9) . He is recorded ( see Archives 7 & 8) and being involved with a sale of land in 1514. He is shown in the Lay subsidy Rolls of 1524/25 in the Hundred of Strete as Richard Payne senior and as being taxed on assets worth £2. A Richard Payne was cited in John Chaloners 'Will' of 1520 (of Lindfield) as 'Richard Payne of the Hoth'.


Richard and later generations occupied a number of properties in the Ardingly area. These are Liode, Lodge, Hapsett, Berry, Withy, Hickpotts, Birstye and Stone form an essentially a single group of linked properties in Ardingly, with Busses, Ludwell & Stoneland to the north and Wickham close by to the south in Lindfield. In addition there is Westhill towards Balcombe. (Liod is now known as Lywood and north of that are Lower & Middle Lodge).

THE STRUCTURE BELOW IS STILL EVOLVING and may be wrong in parts

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Richard had possibly six children but probably others. There is nothing definitely tieing in the children to Richard, but they all occupied properties in the same area. Some of the children shown may well not be children of Richard.

  1. Richard Payne was born in about 1500 in possibly Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He is shown in the Lay subsidy Rolls of 1524 in the Hundred of Strete as being taxed on assets worth £4. He was mentioned in a Bargain and Sale in 1545 of land called Benkeland adjacent to Stoneland & Hapset (see Archives item 1). He had at least one child (but probably more).
    1. John Payne (Paine) was born in about 1510 in Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found - but see Archives item 2). He may not have been a son of Richard. He was involved in a case in 1556 (see Archives item 6) between “John, great grandson of Thomas Payn v John Wheler and Thomas Lutman” which concerned a messuage and land in Ardingly. John lived at the "Hapset". (Hapset was a hamlet in the parish of Ardingly, but is now part of that village). He was buried on 1st January 1558 in Ardingly, Sussex ('of Hapset'). John had at least three children.
      1. Richard Payne was born in about 1530 in Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found- but see Archives item 2). He married Margaret and he died prior to 1551. Margaret possibly died in 1558.
      2. John Payne (Paine) was born in about 1535 in Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found- but see Archives item 2). He lived at the "Hapset". John maybe possibly married Anne Faulconer on 25th January 1551 in Balcombe, Sussex (or it might have been his father or another John Payne). He was possibly buried on 28th October 1571 in Ardingly, Sussex ('heir of Hapset'). Anne maybe possibly married secondly Richard Ade on 24th November 1573 (Anne shown as a widow). John & Anne had at least three children, but probably more.
        1. Anne Payne (Annis Paine) was baptised on 2nd February 1561 in Ardingly, Sussex ('dau of John of Hapset').
        2. John Payne (Paine) was baptised on 3rd October 1563 in Ardingly, Sussex ('son of John of Hapset').
        3. Margaret Payne (Paine) was baptised on 6th October 1566 in Ardingly, Sussex ('dau of John of Hapset').
        4. Joan Payne (Paine) buried on 1st February 1579 in Ardingly, Sussex ('dau of John of Hapset'). (originally shown as baptised but corrected to buried).
      3. George Payne was possibly born in about 1540 (derived as no birth record found). He was shown in an Arbitration award of 1576 (see Archives item 3) as son and heir of John Payne late of Hapset in Ardingly, forester. (Note George may be son of John b 1535 rather than John b 1510)
  2. Alexander Payne was born in about 1500 in possibly Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He is shown in the Lay subsidy Rolls of 1524/25 in the Hundred of Strete as being taxed on assets worth £4. He later married and lived in Balcombe. He married secondly Eleanor (Ellynor) in about 1536. On 18th January 1554 Alexander, shown as Sander Payne of Balcombe, was a witness to the will of Thomas Gynner of Cuckfield. Alexander left a 'Will' dated 18th December 1558. Alexander had three children with his first wife and and had possibly eight children with Eleanor. Eleanor was mentioned in her husbands will of 1558 as executor.
    1. Richard Payne was born in about 1530. He was mentioned in his father Alexander Payne's 'Will' of 1558 (and probably over 18).
    2. Agnes Payne was born in about 1532. She was mentioned in her father Alexander Payne's 'Will' of 1558 (as Agnes Gele).
    3. Anne Payne (or Amie) was born in about 1534. She was mentioned in her father Alexander Payne's 'Will' of 1558 (unmarried and probably over 18).
    4. Thomas Payne was born in about 1538. He was mentioned in his father Alexander Payne's 'Will' of 1558 (probably over 18 and mother was Elynor).
    5. William Payne was baptised on 18th May 1540 in Balcombe, Sussex ('son of Alexander'). He was mentioned in his father Alexander Payne's 'Will' of 1558 (as under 18 and mother was Elynor).
    6. John Payne was baptised on 17th May 1541 in Balcombe, Sussex ('son of Alexander'). He was mentioned in his father Alexander Payne's 'Will' of 1558 (as under 18 and mother was Elynor).
    7. Elizabeth Payne (Elsabeth) was born & baptised on 21st April 1543 in Balcombe, Sussex (no parents shown) and presumed died young as not mentioned in the 'Will'.
    8. Robert Payne was born & baptised on 24th November 1546 in Balcombe, Sussex (no parents shown). He was mentioned in his father Alexander Payne's 'Will' of 1558 (as under 18 and mother was Elynor).
    9. Henry Payne was born & baptised on 13th August 1547 in Balcombe, Sussex ('son of Alyxander & Ellynor'). He was mentioned in his father Alexander Payne's 'Will' of 1558 (as under 18 and mother was Elynor).
    10. Joan Payne (Jone) was born & baptised on 6th October 1548 in Balcombe, Sussex ('dau of Alyxander & Ellynor'). She was mentioned in her father Alexander Payne's 'Will' of 1558 (as Johane, under 18 and mother was Elynor).
    11. Ciscely Payne (Cysle) was baptised on 27th May 1551 in Balcombe, Sussex ('dau of Alexander'). She was mentioned in her father Alexander Payne's 'Will' of 1558 (as Cecilia, under 18 and mother was Elynor).
  3. Thomas Payne was probably born on about 1510 in Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He lived at Stone Place in Ardingly, Sussex. Thomas married Agnes. Details of Thomas Payne & Agnes are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  4. Edward Payne was probably born in about 1500 in Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He lived at Lodge House. Edward left a 'Will' dated 6th March 1559 and died prior to 1566.
    1. Thomas Payne (Paine) was born in about 1520 in Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He was mentioned in his father Edward Payne's 'Will' of 1559. He maybe possibly lived at "Westhill" in Ardingly. He married Joan. Details of Thomas Payne & Joan of Westhill are shown separately.
    2. John Payne was probably born in about 1520 in Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He was mentioned in his father Edward Payne's 'Will' of 1558 and he inherited Lodge House. He possibly married Joan. Joan was buried on 20th September 1582 in Ardingly, Sussex ('wife of John of Lodge)' (Note: transcript is unclear whether it is Liode or Lodge). John was probably a witness of John Payne of Liod's 'Will' of 1592. He was possibly buried on 16th May 1595 in Ardingly, Sussex ('of the Lodge').
      1. John Payne was probably born in about 1540 in possibly Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He later lived at Liod (or Liode). (Note: John of Liod may not be a son of John of Lodge, but properties Lodge & Liod are certainly linked). Details of John Payne of Liod are shown separately.
      2. Edward Payne (Paine) was baptised on 9th February 1565 in Ardingly, Sussex ('son of John of Lodge'). (Note: the large the gap in birth date implies a possible error or omission). He had children. He was possibly buried on 28th May 1597 in Ardingly, Sussex ('of the Lodge').
        1. Anne Payne (Paine) was baptised on 28th February 1592 in Ardingly, Sussex ('dau of Edward of Lodge')
  5. John Payne was born in about 1510 in possibly Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found, but he may not have been a son of Richard). He later lived at Wickham in Lindfield, Sussex. He married secondly Thomasine Feldwick in about 1548. Thomasine was the daughter of Walter Feldwick & Margaret. (She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558 as Thomyssen Payne and her brother John Feldwick was overseer to John Payne's 'Will' of 1559). John left a 'Will dated 30th September 1559 and was probably buried on 5th February 1560 in Lindfield, Sussex ('of Wickham'). He possibly had seven children (but 'will' transcript is very unsure).
    1. John Payne was born in about 1535 in possibly Lindfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1559 as executor. He later lived at 'Wickham' in Lindfield. John was the overseer of William Payne's of Twyneham 'Will' of 1579. His first wife (unnamed) was buried on 23rd May 1573 in Lindfield, Sussex ('wife of John of Wickham'). His second wife (unnamed) was buried in February 1576 in Lindfield, Sussex ('wife of John'). John married thirdly in about 1579. In 1576 John was involved in Arbitration award of 'Hapset' in Ardingly (see Archive item 4 and also Family Ref 1 above). John sold Wickham and adjacent lands in Lindfield in 1583, (totalling a 100 acres), but retained land called Hookes which he mortgaged (see Archives items 11,12). John was probably buried on 17th November 1600 in Lindfield, Sussex. John had maybe possibly twelve children (three by his first wife and nine by his third wife), but some of the later ones may relate to another John.
      1. Richard Payne was baptised on 13th December 1562 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of John of Wickham') and he was buried there on 3rd April 1572 ('son of John of Wickham').
      2. John Payne was baptised on 16th September 1565 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of John of Wickham').
      3. George Payne (Paine) was buried on 27th September 1573 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of John of Wickham').
      4. thomas Payne was baptised on 21st November 1579 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of John)
      5. George Payne was baptised on 28th January 1582 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of John)
      6. Mary Payne (Marye) was baptised on 17th February 1583 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of John)
      7. Anne Payne (Paine) was baptised on 17th November 1585 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of John)
      8. Clemence Payne was baptised on 6th October 1588 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of John)
      9. Charity Payne was baptised on 20th July 1591 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of John)
      10. James Payne (Jeames) was baptised on 10th March 1594 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of John)
      11. Barbara Payne was baptised on 27th April 1597 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of John)
      12. Richard Payne was baptised on 11th November 1600 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of John)
    2. Isabell Payne was born in about 1548 in possibly Lindfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1559 .
    3. Anne Payne was born in about 1550 in possibly Lindfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1559 as under 21.
    4. Margaret? Payne was born in about 1552 in possibly Lindfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1559 as under 21.
    5. Thomas Payne (Paine) was buried on 19th May 1559 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of John of Wickham').
    6. Joan Payne (Jone Paine) was buried on 1st June 1559 in Lindfield, Sussex ('child').
    7. Richard Payne was baptised on 11th October 1558 in Lindfield, Sussex ('of Wickham', but no parents shown). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1559 as under 21. He married Anne Ferall (or Fairhall or Verroull or Feroull) on 30th April 1587 in Lindfield, Sussex. Nearly all the family seems to have died in August/September 1603 from the plague. (The Lindfield register has the following notation “burials of the Payne family at Santhill, who died of the plague during August and September 1603, when the parents and six children died”). Richard was possibly buried on 14th August 1603 in Lindfield, Sussex and his wife Anne was buried there on 28th August 1603 ('wife of Richard'). Richard & Anne had eight children.
      1. John Payne was baptised on 9th August 1587 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of Richard').
      2. Elizabeth Payne (Paine) was baptised on 16th February 1589 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of Richard') and she was buried there on 29th August 1603 ('dau of Richard').
      3. Richard Payne was baptised on 6th December 1590 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of Richard').
      4. Gregory Payne was possibly born in about 1593 in Lindfield, Sussex (derived as no birth record found) and was buried there on 13th August 1603 ('son of Richard').
      5. Anne Payne was baptised on 6th April 1595 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of Richard') and she was buried there on 12th September 1603 ('dau of Richard').
      6. Mary Payne was baptised on 11th September 1597 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of Richard') and she was buried there on 29th August 1603 ('dau of Richard').
      7. Thomasin Payne (Tomson) was baptised on 24th March 1600 in Lindfield, Sussex ('dau of Richard') and she was buried there on 28th August 1603 ('Tomsin, dau of Richard').
      8. Thomas Payne was possibly baptised on 9th March 1602 in Cuckfield, Sussex and he was buried on 31st August 1603 in Lindfield, Sussex ('son of Richard').
  6. Henry Payne was born in about 1500 in possibly Ardingly, Sussex (derived as no birth record found, but he may not have been a son of Richard). He left a 'Will' dated November 1558 and died in November 1558. He was shown as a husbandman of Horsted Keynes. His wife was living at his death and they had at least three children.
    1. John Payne was possibly born in about 1530 possibly in Horsted Keynes, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1558 as joint executor & beneficiary. He died on 7th June 1597 and at his inquest of 4th August 1598 was shown to hold properties in Horsted Keynes called " Crowchehouse alias Crowerchers". (see Archives -inquest ref 5 a below).
      1. Thomas Payne was possibly born in about 1558 possibly in Horsted Keynes, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He was mentioned in his father's inquest of August 1598 as being aged 40 and more and was John Payne's heir. He married Eleanor. Thomas died on 13th May 1615 and was shown at his inquest on 26th July 1616 (see Archives -inquest ref 5 a below) as holding lands " Crouche house alias Crouchers" in Horsted Keynes. Eleanor was living at the time of his death. Thomas & Eleanor had at least one child.
        1. Thomas Payne was possibly baptised on 13th August 1609 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex. His father's inquest shows him as heir and aged six years and nine months, not more.
    2. Thomas Payne was possibly born in about 1532 possibly in Horsted Keynes, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). He was mentioned in his father's 'Will' of 1558 as joint executor & beneficiary. Thomas had at least one child.
      1. Joane Payne was possibly born in about 1555 possibly in Horsted Keynes, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). She was mentioned in her grandfather Henry Payne's 'Will' of 1558.
    3. Jane Payne was possibly born in about 1534 possibly in Horsted Keynes, Sussex (derived as no birth record found). She was mentioned in her father's 'Will' of 1558.

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Wills:

  1. Alexander Payne (family ref 2) left a 'Will' that was dated 18th December 1558 which was possibly proved in January 1559. The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' he mentions his Wife Elynor (executor); his sons Richard, Thomas, William, John, Robert, Henry (last four under 18 & last five children of Elynor) ; his daughters Agnes Gele, Anne (or Amie), Joan (Johane), Cecilia (last two under 18 & children of Elynor); his godson Alexander Payne. Witnesses were William Maudsley, clerk & p’son of Balcombe, Richard Faulkner, John Payn the elder, John Byshe, Edward Fawkner.
  2. Edward Payne (family ref 4) left a 'Will' that was dated 6th March 1559 which was proved on 12th June 1566 . The link is to a partial transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' he mentions his sons John & Thomas (executor)& Others Roger Charcroft, George Willard, Richard Infield. The Will was witnessed by John Payne of .... and Thomas Comstock?
  3. John Payne (family ref 5) left a 'Will' that was dated 30th September 1559 which was proved on 22th April 1560 . The link is to a partial transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' he mentions his wife unnamed , his sons John, Richard ; his daughters Isabell, Anne & Maryon (or Margaret) -(both under 21); his brother in law John...?
  4. Richard Payne left a 'Will' that was dated 22nd September 1606 which was proved on 15th April 1606!! . He was of Hapset. The link is to a transcript of the 'Will'. In the 'Will' he mentions his daughter Anne ; his son Edward (executor); his granddaughter Elizabeth (dau of Edward); Others: Richard Balcombe & his daughter Joane Balcombe ; witnesses were Richard Ritson? and George Lindfielde.
  5. Henry Payne (family ref 6) left a 'Will' dated November 1558 and was proved on 24st November 1558 (ref ). The link is to a Transcript of the 'Will'. The 'Will' mentions his wife unnamed ; his sons John, Thomas (joint executors and joint residual beneficiaries) ; his daughter Jane; his granddaughter Joane (dau of Thomas). Witnesses were Mr?-----, William Mylls, Roger Smith & others.

Archives:

  1. Bargain and Sale  SAS-D/50  23 Jun 1545 These documents are held at East Sussex Record Office
    Contents:
    By RICHARD PAYNE of Erdingleigh, co. Sussex, smith, to STEPHEN BORDE of Lyndfels, co. Sussex, of a moiety of land &c. called Benkeland in Erdingleigh, which he recovered by Fine against Richard Delves and Margaret his wife, Thomas Delves, John Michelborne and Alice his wife, Richard Knyght and Anne his wife and Nicholas Browne and Margaret his wife, the lands being described as between land called Stoneland, N., land called Fullersfeld and land of Edward Mercer called Bankeland, S. and extending from the highway leading from Harsett (probably, Hapset or as it is now known Hapstead- my italics JFH) to Tornershyll, W. to a stream of water running from Stonemyll to the mill late of Richard Pyckeryde, E. Seal
    Witnesses to livery of seisin:- William Sayer, John Wheler, John Merser, Richard Pyllen, John Eston alias Germas, scriptor
    (Note: Livery of seisin is an archaic legal conveyancing ceremony, formerly practiced in feudal England and in other countries following English common law, used to convey holdings in property. The term "livery" is related, if not synonymous with, the word "delivery" as used in modern contract law. The common law in those jurisdictions once provided that a valid conveyance of a feudal tenure in land required the physical transfer by the transferor to the transferee, in the presence of witnesses, of a piece of the ground itself, in the literal sense of a hand-to-hand passing of an amount of soil, a twig, key, or other symbol.
    For Recovery explanation see William Feldwick 1558 Archives)
  2. Grant for 21 years  ADD MSS/51,808  3 October 1551. (Family Ref 4) These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office
    Contents:
    (a) John Payne of Hapsett in Ardingly, husbandman
    (b) Margaret Payne, widow and executrix of the will of Richard Payne, son of (a), late of Ardingly
    (c) John Payne, son of (a) Lands and tenements called Hapsett in Ardingly
  3. Arbitration award  ADD MSS/51,809  5 June 1576. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office
    Contents:
    William Wyman of Chailey, John Douget of East Grinstead, Thomas Brown and Richard Chamberleyne of West Hoathly, yeomen, arbitrators appointed by John Payne of Wickham in Lindfield, George Payne, son and heir of John Payne late of Hapset in Ardingly, forester, and John Payne of Chiddingly, mason, to arbitrate on title of freehold tenement and 5a. at Hapset in Ardingly, now occupied by Vincent Pulleyn.
  4. Transcription of an indenture From Richard Payne of west Hoathly to Thomas Budgen of Nutfield for the land on which to build a mill.
    The Indenture is worded as follows:-
    This indenture made the eleventh day of October in the seventeenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King defender of the Faith Anno Domini 1665 Between Richard Paine of Westhoathley in the County of Sussex Lord of the Manor of Burstowe in the County of Surrey of the one part and Thomas Budgen of Nutfield in the County of Surrey Miller of the other part WITNESSETH that the said Richard Paine for divers good causes and considerations him thereunto . . . enabling. . . Hath demised granted and farme letten and by these presents doth demise grant and to farme lett unto the said Thomas Budgen that peece or parcell of land and a windmill thereupon newly erected and built by the said Thomas Budgen containing by estimation halfe an acre situate lying and being in the parish of Burstowe aforsaid neere the Lane there called Bletchingly lane and being part of the wastground belonging to the said Mannor of Burstowe to HAVE AND TO HOLD the said peece or parcell of land and Mill with the appurtenances unto the said Thomas Budgen his Executors Administrators andAssigns from the Feast of St Michaell the Archangell last past before the date hereof unto the full end and terme of Five hundred yeares from thence next ensueing and fully to be compleat and ended YIELDING AND PAYING therefore yearely and every yeare during the said terme unto the said Richard Paine his Executors and Assigns the yearely rent or sume of five shillings of lawful money of England at the two most usuall Feasts or termes in the yeare that is to say the Feasts of the Annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary and of St Michaell the Archangell by equall portions.
  5. Inqusitions:
    1. JOHN PAYNE of Horsted Keynes, husbandman. Vol. 279, No. 373. Arundel, 4 Aug. 40 Ehz. Died 7 June last.
      Heir, son Thomas, aged 40 and more. Lands. Seized of messuage, barn, garden and lands in Horsted Kevnes called " Crowchehouse alias Crowerchers."
    2. THOMAS PAYNE of Horsted Keynes, yeo. Vol. 355, No. 19. E. G., 26 July 14 James. Died 13 May last.
      Heir, son Thomas, aged 6 years 9 months, not more. Lands. " Crouche house alias Crouchers" in Horsted Keynes. Eleanor his widow survives at Horsted Keynes.
  6. A document dated 1556-1558 from the Court of Chancery (C/1/1462/12) which concerns a messuage and land in Ardingly. The case is between “John, great grandson of Thomas Payn v John Wheler and Thomas Lutman” This John can be identified as John of Hapstead (see family ref 1A). This also fixes Thomas and Agnes as the first occupiers of land in Ardingly.
  7. Feoffment  Add Mss 17417  10 December 1514. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office
    Contents:  From (a) John Michylburne of Erdyngleygh to (b) Thomas sone of Nicholas Culpepyr formerly of Ardingly, esq., Thomas Brygges,Richard Payne, Henry Payne bro. of N. Cylpepyr, Thomas Bykham and Edward Summer Ashcombe in Westhothleygh (West Hoathly) Acc. 2439
  8. Deed Poll, from (a) John Michylburne of Dichelyng to (b) Richard Payne of Erdyngleygh  Add Mss 17419  15 November 1524. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office.
    Contents
    :  Indemnity against claims in Ashcombe, West Hoathly Acc. 2440
  9. Title Deeds of a messuage, farm and lands called Clevers (Cleavers) alias Glevers in Cuckfield  Add Mss 30845-30876  1488-1736.These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office. 32 Deeds.
    Contents
    :  Original bundle 2 Including the following:- 24 March 1488. Quitclaim from
    (a) Richard Payn, son of Thomas Payn of Lindfield, to
    (b) John Michelbourne alias John Mascall of Wivelsfield
    All claims to lands, tenements and gardens called Glebers in Cuckfield which (a) and others lately had of the gift of William Gleber
  10. Deed Poll, from (a) John Michylburne of Dichelyng to (b) Richard Payne of Erdyngleygh  Add Mss 17419  15 November 1524. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office.
    Contents:  Indemnity against claims in Ashcombe, West Hoathly Acc. 2440
  11. Grant  Add Mss 27026  22 August 1583. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office.
    Contents

    (a) John Payne of Lindfield, yeo
    (b) Richard Leeche of Fletching, gent
    Messuage called Wickham, and parcels of land called Highgrove, Highgrove Field and Petfield, and all (a)'s lands and tenements in Lindfield, totalling 100a., except a piece of land called Hokes (30a.). Consideration: A suitable sum of money
    Endorsed: Sealed and seisin delivered in the presence of Thomas Aynscomb, John Wheeler, Richard Vyrell, John Nutfed (sic), Gregory Aynscombe
    This document is attached to Add Mss 27021-27025, 27027-27028
  12.  Mortgage for £20  Add Mss 27024  26 March 1583. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office.
    Contents
    (a) John Payne of Lindfield
    (b) William Tully, servant of Thomas Welsh of Lewes, esq
    Parcel of land called Hookes (30a.) in Lindfield, between land of Stephen Bord, gent., called Suggeworth, and Holmewod on the east and south sides, the highway from Bridgersmill to Balcombe on west and north. Endorsed: Witnesses to sealing, and to livery of seisin; Nynyan Boorde, John Nutfelde, Thomas Harwood
    This document is attached to Add Mss 27021-27023, 27025-27028
  13. Quitclaim  SRL/7/1  25 Oct 1497. These documents are held at East Sussex Record Office.
    Contents:  Thomas Ewden, son of James Ewden of West Hoathly, to Thomas Gere the elder, Thomas Clever and Richard Payn formerly of Ardingly
    His right in lands and tenements, free rents and services, meadows, woods and pastures called Walstedes in Lindfield, which belonged to John Walstede of Lindfield
    Which they all held jointly by the feoffment of JE
  14. Counterpart settlement  SRL/1/1/11  18 May 1597. These documents are held at East Sussex Record Office.
    Contents:  Charity Leeche, widow of Richard Leeche of Sheffield in Fletching, esq to Henry Glemham, kt, Ralph Hare and Thomas Foster of the Inner Temple, London, esqs, in trust
    Manors of Barkham, Netherhall and Plumpton, Ansty Farm and two watermills called Ansty Mills in Cuckfield, Saunders and Normans in Fletching, Fure Hasell in Fletching, Boreland in Chailey, farm in Lindfield occupied by Thomas Newnam which RL purchased from John Payne, farm in Lindfield occupied by [blank] Wood
    Settled by CL on her marriage with Charles Howard, younger son of Charles Howard, Lord Howard of Effingham, 17 May 1597; to hold as CL shall appoint by will or deed W: W Howard, Thomas Trevor, John Cockes, John Yonge, Thomas Hassould, John Wilson
  15. Mortgage for £12  Add Mss 27021  5 November 1556. These documents are held at West Sussex Record Office
    Contents

    (a) John Wyldbore of Lindfield, husb
    (b) Henry Newnehame of Lindfield, husb
    Messuage and croft of land, with two gardens adjoining, being in the town of Lindfield, adjoining lands of Thomas Chaloner to east, the highway leading through the middle of the town to west, messuage once of John Neele to north, lands and tenements of Thomas Payne to south, containing 2a
    Endorsed: Witnesses to delivery of possession: John Feld, William Colman, Thomas Gye, John German. Phillipps Ms. 35117
    This document is attached to Add Mss 27022-27028
  16. Deed of feoffment  SAS-D/353  16 Apr 1662. These documents are held at East Sussex Record Office Contents:  By THOMAS PAYNE of Horstedkaynes, yeoman, and SARAH his wife and MARY LONGLEY of the same place, spinster (which Sarah and Mary were only sisters and co-heirs of John Longley late of Horsted Kaynes decd, which John was only son of William Longley decd.) to THOMAS LASHMER of Lyndfeidl, yeoman, - for £575 - of a messuage, barn, buildings &c. and lands called Westland alias Upper Walsted in LINDFEILD containing 68 ac. lying to a river or stream from Kilbrook to East Mascall bridge, W. and N., land of George Brett, gent., called Little Walsted, E. and Walsted Common, S. and W. and land of John Hother W. Signature of Thomas Payne and marks of Sarah Payne and Mary Longley. Witnesses:- George Brett, John Rootes, William Seale, John Pickering






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  2. Sussex Record Society -  East Grinstead Parish Registers 1558-1661:
  3. Sussex Parish Registers – Ardingly, East Grinstead, Lindfield, West Hoathly
  4. Sussex Record Society – Marriage Licenses at Lewes 1586-1642,1670-1732, 1772-1837 (Volumes 1, 6, 25,26)
  5. Lewes Will Microfilm
  6. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  7. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism & Burial records
  8. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites
  9. John Howes who has written a number of papers on the history of Paynes in Sussex
  10. West Sussex and East Sussex record offices- Archive searches via National Archives