|Date:||29 September 1810|
|SOLD - transcription available:||£10.00|
|Good, consistent with age..|
|Parchment : 1 sheet 47cm x 71cm with hanging seal.|
|Summary of contents|
Francis PELLING of Sompting, Sussex. Cordwainer.
Charles MARSHALL of Steyning, Sussex. Gentleman.
George KENT of Heene, West Tarring, Sussex. Husbandman.
Edward STOW of Sompting, Sussex. Carpenter.
Sarah STOW of Sompting, Sussex, Wife of Edward STOW.
William GREENFIELD of Storrington, Sussex. Innkeeper.
This is a Grant of Administration by the Vicar General of the Bishop of Chichester to Charles Marshall, Justice, to sort out the property of William Greenfield who died intestate in 1790, and for whom no Letters of Administration have yet been granted. Francis Pelling is claiming that he is the owner of a tenement and croft of land in Sompting known as Michaelbornes.
The document begins by reciting an Indenture of 1749 in which Edward and Sarah Stow borrowed £40 from George Kent, giving as security a 1000 year lease on the property in Sompting at a rent of a peppercorn. It appears that Edward and Sarah Stow were unable to repay the £40 and in 1766 George Kent sold the property to William Grenfield. Francis Pelling claims that by 'Virtue of divers Acts Deeds and other good and sufficient Assurances in the Law' he is entitled to the property in fee simple.
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