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The Sunstruck Forest

JOHN MELHUISH STRUDWICK

Oh Swallow, Swallow


Early records from various sources.



YearName of interestSubjectArea of originRecord no.
1427John StrodewykeLicenceSurreyA001
1431John StrodewykeCommissionSussexA002
1441Richard StrodewykPardon of outlawrySurrey/SussexA003
1565John StrudwykeTrial jurySurreyA004
1565John StrudwyckeIndictment for petty larcenyDunsfold, SurreyA005
1574John Stridwyke Gaol PrisonersSouthwarkA006
1576William Strudwykeindicted for larcenyA007
1589Robert StrudwickeCondition of bondA008
1592William Stridwickindictment for disseisinSend, SurreyA009
1595Robert StrudwickIndictment for burglaryKirdford, SussexA010
1595Mary StredwickeIndictment for petty larcenyShacklefordA011
1595Robert StrudwickGaol PrisonersCroydon, SurreyA012
1323Wood called StrodwyckFamily and estate recordsKirdfordK43/58/259
1332Wood called StrodwykFamily and estate recordsKirdfordK43/58/10
13th cWood of StrodwykThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyKirdfordK43/46/12
1409StrodwykeswodThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyKirdfordK43/46/18
1478Thomas StrodwykThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyKirdfordK43/47/13
14th cWood of StrodwykThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyKirdfordK43/58/266
1656Henry StrudwickeHutchhurst, Dunsfold [The Hatchetts]Kirdford5290/2
1478Thomas StrodewykeThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyKirdfordK43/46/3
1461Henry StrodewykeThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyKirdfordK43/47/12
1512various Strodewyke'sThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyKirdfordK43/47/14
1487StrodewykeswodeThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyKirdfordK43/58/262
1527John StrodewykThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyPlaistowK43/40/10
1420Richard StrodewykThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyKirdfordK43/47/10
1476Thomas StrodewykThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyPlaistowK43/58/269
14th cStrodwikeThe Jayes estate of the Lee Steere familyKirdfordK43/58/265


[A001]

Source: Public Record Office
Title: Fine Roll 6 Henry VI m.22

16 October 1427
Westminster

Grant and demise to John Tayllard - by mainprise of John Strodewyke of the county of Surrey and John Wasshford of London gyrdeler - of the subsidy and alnage of cloths for sale in the counties of Surrey and Sussex; to hold the same from Easter 4 Henry VI [31 March 1426] for 7 years, together with a moiety of the forfeiture of such cloths for sale, rendering yearly the £20 13s 4d which the last farmer rendered, and an increment of 6s 8d, at Michaelmas and Easter equally, and answering at the Exchequer for the other moiety of the forfeiture; with proviso that if any other person shall be willing without fraud to give more by way of increment for the said farm, than the said John Tayllard shall be bound to pay such larger sum, if he will have the keeping: and appointment of the said John Tayllard as alnager and collector.
By bill of the treasurer.


[A002]

Source: Public Record Office
Title: Fine Roll 10 Henry VI mm.18-19

22 September 1431
Westminster

Commission to Richard Ode, John Cheseman of Kyngeston, Simon Rolf of Newdegate, John Hunte of Potenhith, John Schirle, John Hervy of Farnham, John Strodewyke of Hameldon, Stephen Balahorn of Dorkyng, John Milton of the hundred of Godle, and William Golderie of Miccham: to levy and collect from all cities, boroughs and towns, and from all secular lords of towns and other lay persons having goods and possessions, and from other both great and small in the county of Sussex, and also from ecclesiastical persons in respect of goods forthcoming from lands acquired by them since 20 Edward I, the fifteenth and tenth, payable at Martinmas next, and the third of a fifteenth and tenth, payable at Easter following, which the commonalties of the realm, of their free will and with the assent of the lords spiritual and temporal, granted to the king in his last parliament, especially for the defence of the realm, to wit, as great a sum as has heretofore been levied in like case, and no more, provided always that the said secular lords of towns and lay persons and have the money levied from the men themselves and answer made therefor to the commissioners; provided always that answer be made to the king for the whole sum at the terms aforesaid, so that the affairs of the realm be not delayed for failure of payment through their default. And order to dukes, earls, barons, knights, lords of towns, freemen, and the whole commonalty of the county, and to the mayors, bailiffs and commonalties of the cities, boroughs and towns, and to the sheriff of the county, to be intendant to the said commissioners; and to the sheriff to join with the commissioners in distraining those who refuse to pay.


[A003]
Source: Public Record Office
Title: Patent Roll 20 Henry VI i m.31

18 October 1441
Westminster

Pardon of outlawry to Thomas Lovecock of Haselmere, county Surrey, taillour, and Agnes his wife, for not appearing before the justices of the Bench to answer Richard Strodewyk touching a plea of debt of 10 marks.
Sussex.


[A004]
Source: Public Record Office: ASSIZES 35/7/6 m.49
Title: Croydon Assizes

7 August 1565
Croydon

Trial jury for Joan Holleys, John Perkyns, Elizabeth Turner, Richard Westall, John Tomkyns, John Strudwyke, and Robert Knyght:

William Santon
Michael Hayward
Nicholas Fenner
George Tottye
John Waker
John Conyberye
Lancelot Johnson
William Taylor
Richard Belamye
William Hamond
John Bell
Thomas Hunt


[A005]
Source: Public Record Office: ASSIZES 35/7/6 m.45
Title: Croydon Assizes

7 August 1565
Croydon

John Strudwycke or Lackey of Dunsfold labourer, indicted for petty larceny. At Guildford sessions 3 July 1565, before Robert Horne bishop of Winchester, Thomas Brown, William Moor, and John Amersham, justices of the peace, a grand jury (Henry Holloweye, Hugh Howke, John Barrett, William Gaunder, George Marlyn, Henry Edwards, Robert Petoo, Stephen Carpenter, William Burle, Henry Bysbridge, Roger Cranley, Richard Bradfold, Thomas Shorter, Thomas Peytoo, John Byllynghurste, and Robert Crofter) presented that on 23 July 1564 he broke into the close of the late Thomas Ropley of Dunsfold weaver, and stole two geese (worth 8d). At the same sessions, Thomas Hollowey husbandman, and Eleanor Ropley widow, of Dunsfold, and Henry Tyknor of Wonersh husbandman, entered recognizances to give evidence against Strowdwyk. Not guilty.


[A006]
Source: Public Record Office: ASSIZES 35/16/6 mm.43-44: damaged
Title: Southwark Assizes

18 March 1574
Southwark

Gaol Prisoners

Remanded:

Harman Framys Dutchman
Elizabeth Archer
Margaret Harding
Jane Fyste
James Slaide
John Whyte
John Atkens
William Hynkinge
Robert Evered
Christopher Clarke
William Moore
Ellis Johnes
Agnes Perryn
Richard Norys
Owen Jennings
Alice Hall dead
Joan Hyglett
Cuthbert Pristman
Blasť B... sent from the Marshalsea
Martin Gommons
John Buckberd
John Jackson
John Stridwyke
Henry Darle
Henry Huckings
Edward Rogers
Robert Moore
Alice Gilberd
Agnes Griffyn
Edward Atkyson
Thomas Holland
Edward Fever
John Stanley
John Dyer
John Maynard
John Ownsted

Rogues:

John Kensham
Thomas Maynard
Thomas Saunders
John Hall
Agnes Richardson
William Johnes
John Fixly
Alexander Richwood
Thomas Nott

Dead:

John Harrys
Richard Vytall
Thomas Blage
John Poulter
Thomas Kyne
Thomas Browne
Thomas Brayfyld
William Couchman
Robert Rydge
Hugh Bowen
William Haylle
...


[A007]
Source: Public Record Office Assizes 35/18/2 mm.25-26 no 575
Title: East Grinstead Assizes

12 March 1576

Trial jury for Thomas Weller, Robert Chapman, John Alderton, John Smyth: John Robynson, Henry Hoode, John Gylbert, John Balcombe, Richard Tester, Thomas a Burley, John Kenward, Thomas Cheeseman, William Strudwyke, Edward Wade, Thomas Barnard, Richard Cooke

Richard Baylie and William Gawen, husbandmen of Tottington, indicted for larceny. On 31 October 1575 at a place called Blackedyke in Lyminster they stole 2 geese[?] from John Henshawe. John Alderton of Tottington yeoman is indicted as an accessory. Baylie and Gawen confessed. Alderton found not guilty.


[A008]
Source: Public Record Office
Title: Ancient Deeds A 6500

27 January 1589

Bond: Robert Strudwicke of  ..... yoman, to the Queen, in £20
27 January 31 Elizabeth
Portion of seal.
Condition: that if the said Robert do, from time to time, continue his personal appearance in the court of Star Chamber and do not depart till order be taken with him for the contempt which he hath committed, then the above bond shall be void.


[A009]
Source: Public Record Office: ASSIZES 35/34/7 m.13
Title: Croydon Assizes

3 July 1592
Croydon

William Stridwick of Ripley in Send tailor and John Tunstone of Send Cooper, indicted for disseisin. On 13 May 1592 they entered a tenement at Send called le Frame Land, and disseised Thomas Worfold and Laurence Godward, the freehold tenants. Pleaded not guilty.


[A010]
Source: Public Record Office: ASSIZES 35/37/8 m.47
Title: Croydon Assizes

21 July 1595
Croydon

William Tyler of Alfold labourer, indicted for burglary. On 1 May 1595 he burgled the house of Robert Streete at Alfold and stole 4s 1d in money. Guilty: to hang.
Robert Strudwick of Kirdford, county Sussex, yeoman, indicted for burglary. On 30 October 1589 he burgled the house of William Sturte at Frensham and stole £6 in money and several pieces of linen (worth £10). Hanged under the name of William Tyler.


[A011]
Source: Public Record Office: ASSIZES 35/37/8 mm.5d,32
Title: Croydon Assizes

21 July 1595
Croydon

Mary Stretwicke of Shackleford spinster, indicted for petty larceny. On 17 July 1595 at Tiltham in Shackleford she stole 1 Ib. of wool (worth 6d) from John Turner.
Confessed: whipped.


[A012]
Source: Public Record Office: ASSIZES 35/77/8 m.5: damaged
Title: Croydon Assizes

21 July 1595
Croydon

Gaol Prisoners

Remanded:

John Punter
Mary Upton
Phyllis Hopkyn
William Allen
John Cripes
John Garrett
Conway Boos
Jonas Smyth
Henry Brodbancke
Richard ap Evan
Richard Evan
John Willyams
William Russell
John Harrys
Richard ...moke
William Abott
Robert Strudwick
James Gulson
Walter Shurlocke
John Gosden
William Horton
Anthony Spede
Thomas Anderson
William Kinge
John Holden
John Wood
Elizabeth Bingley
Agnes Graye
Thomas More
Thomas Basey
Thomas Roose
Thomas Hall
John Smythe
Agnes Fatt
Robert Tompson
Roger Harryson
Richard Lawrence
John Adams
Richard Smyth
Agnes Jobson
... Dyckson
Richard Sampson
Richard Waldron
John Sparrowe
...


K43/58/259

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

9 Nov 1323

Quitclaim by John son of John ate Sydenie to John ate Lyghe of the parish of Alfold and Matillida his wife of lands and tenements which the grantor acquired of the grantee in the parish of Keuredeford (Kirdford), by the wood called Strodwyck, viz in the lands which Elberic Suetemelk once held and in the tenement which the grantee acquired of Adam his brother. To hold in fee tail. Witnesses: William de Croftes, John ate Sydenie senior, Robert Jakeman, William de Felyhurst, Robert ate Hulle, Robert Nychole, Robert Hamond and others.
Given at Aldebury on Wednesday after the Feast of St Leonard the
Abbot, 17 Edw son of Edw.
Seal missing.


K43/58/10

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

26 Jul 1332

Quitclaim by Philip, son of the late Richard le Wegchare of Dunstesfold to Robert son of Adam Felyp of Kerredeford (Kirdford) and Alice his wife, of 2 fields at Yweneshurst (Ewhurst), of which one is called Wegcheresfeld and lies between the highway leading from Yweneshurst (Ewhurst) to the wood of Strodwyk on the east and north and a field of John atte Lygh on the west, and the other is called Wegcheresham and lies between the road leading from Yweneshurst (Ewhurst) to the wood of Strodwyk, on the south and the highway leading from the wood of Sarmedefold to the wood of Strodwyk on the north. Fine: 35s and 2 sesters of cider. Witnesses: William de Wephurst, William de Croftes, William le Gundevyl, Richard de Slyfhurst, John de Dadekefold, Robert Nycol and others.
Given at Kerredeford (Kirdford) on Sunday after the Feast of St James the Apostle, 6 Edw III [26 July 1332].
Seal missing.


K43/46/12

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

13th c

Gift in fee tail by Robert de Ywyneshurst to Geoffrey de la Lyg, in free marriage with Juliana daughter of Andrew de Rocford, of 2 fields at Jummem [or Junicem?] lying in length between the road leading from Sewynesbrok to the wood of Strodwyk and land which Richard de Badikefold held from the north to the south, and in width lying between the land called Plukeaeslond and land of William de la Stret from the east to the west containing 20 acres. Annual rent: 10d. Consid: 20d. Warranty clause. Authentication. Witnesses: Robert de Wephurst. Henry de Birnfold. William de Churifold. Geoffrey de Rocford. Richard Lenenet, Richard de Birrhunte, Richard de Mechewyk, Thomas de Badikefold, Robert de Chelesfold and many others.
Mid-13th c.
Seal missing.


K43/46/18

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

14 Apr 1409

Gift in fee simple by Isabella, widow of Adam Phylp of Kuredeford (Kirdford) to John Phylip her son of the same of Southlond, lying by Strodwykeswod on the east and between the highway leading from Pleystowe (Plaistow) to Strodwykeswod on the south and land of William Phylp called Ywyneshurst on the west and land of Richard Palsthudd on the north; and Aylbryghtes lying by Strodwykeswod on the south and between land of John Palsthudd junior on the west and land of Yfold on the north and east. Warranty clause. Witnesses: John Barkefold, John Mechewyk, John Prest, William Fylp, John Bettefold and others.
Given at Keuredeford (Kirdford), on Sunday after Easter 10 Hen IV
[14 Apr 1409]
Seal: device.


K43/47/13

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

1 Mar 1478

Bond of Thomas Philippe of Kyrdeforde and Richard Philippe his son whereby they are bound in the sum of £10 to William Lutman, Richard Philippe and John Philippe son of the said Richard to abide by the decision of Richard Shud, William Lutman, Thomas Strodwyk and William Philip, arbitrators on behalf of both the said Thomas Phelip and Richard his son and of the said Richard Phelip senior and John his son, concerning Kynges and Suthbarkefold.
1 Mar 17 Edw IV [1478]
Seal: device, fragmentary.


K43/58/266

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

14th c

Gift in fee simple by Philipp le Smale to Ralph le Velage and Alice his wife of 4 acres land lying in length by land of Richard de Badikefaude from the east to the west and in breadth by the wood of Strodwyk from the north to the south. Rent: 12d. Fine: 21s. Warranty clause. Witnesses: Robert de Weph, Richard de Howyk, Benedict and John de Sclifhurst, Richard de Bur, William de Badikefaude, Richard de Mechewyk, William de Becesfaude, Richard de Badikefaude, Robert de Chelesfaud and many others.
Seal missing.


5290/2

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: Hutchhurst, Dunsfold [The Hatchetts]

9 Mar 1656

Assignment of a mortgage of £400 on lands known as Hutchhurst by Thomas Payne the younger and Thomas Barnard, gents of Petworth, Sussex, to William Wase of Datchett, Berks, gent

The property is described as 2 messuages, a barn, several fields, both arable and pasture, and woods, amounting to 140a, now in the occupation of Jacob Savage

Recites that the land was mortgaged by lease of 200 years by Henry Strudwicke of Idehurst in Kirdford, Sussex, yeoman, to Payne and Barnard, trustees of Strudwicke s creditors.

Dates for 5 payments of sums of interest, at c£12, are given, and the principal sum is raised to £412. Endorsed with a memorandum of receipt by William Wase of £150 of the principal sum, and £7 5s interest, and notice that the mortgage is now assigned to Richard Watts, 4 Jul 1663


K43/46/3

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

14 May 1478

Award (Indenture) of Richard Shudde, Thomas Strodewyke, William Phelipp atte Hyll [sic] and William Lutman, to Richard Phelippe and his heirs for ever, of two tenements called Kynges and Southbarkefold in the parish of Kyrdeford (Kirdford), the right to which was in dispute between Thomas Phelypp and Richard Phelypp . (Thomas Phelypp and Richard his son have bound themselves in the sum of £10 to William Lutman, Richard Phelipp and John Phelipp , and Richard Phelipp and John his son have bound themselves in the sum of £10 to Richard Shudd, Thomas Phelipp and Richard Phelipp the son of the said Thomas, to abide by the Award).
Covenant for quitclaim and warranty, for which Richard Phelipp shall pay 66s 8d to Thomas Phelipp .
14 May 18 Edw IV [1478]
4 seals: devices.
English


K43/47/12

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

25 Dec 1461

Gift in fee simple by Richard Phylipp of Curdeford (Cudworth), to Thomas Lewkenor esquire, Thomas Tanke, esquire, Henry Strodewyke and Thomas Lukas, of all his lands, tenements, rents and services in Curdeford (Cudworth) or elsewhere which he inherited after the death of John Phylipp his father. Warranty clause. Witnesses: Edmund Dawtre esquire, Richard Dudleffold, Thomas Skynnere, John Aleyn, William Aleyn and many others.
Given on the Feast of the Nativity 1 Edw IV [25 Dec 1461]
Seal: device, imperfect


K43/47/14

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

3 Apr 1512

Feoffment to Uses, by John Fylypp of Pleystowe (Plaistow), Sussex, to Robert Osborne, clerk, vicar of the parish church of Kyrdeford (Kirdford), John Strodewyke of Ambelherst, John Napper of Grene, John Strodewyke of Kyrdeford (Kirdford), William Melersshe and Richard Strodewyke, of lands, tenements, meadows, pastures, woods, underwoods rents, reversions and services, in Pleystowe (Plaistow) in the parish of Kyrdeford (Kirdford) or elsewhere in Sussex, to the use of the said John Fylypp and Alice his wife and their heirs, and in default of such heirs, to the right heirs of the said John. Warranty clause. 3 Apr 3 Hen VIII [1512].
Witnesses: Richard Philylpp, Stephen Alyn, William Alyn, Edmund Brochurst and Henry Strasye.
Seal: device.


K43/58/262

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

29 Aug 1487

Gift in fee simple by John Dunhurste to John Phelyp son of Richard Phelyp, of 2 crofts, parcel of the grantor s land called Ywynyshurst (Ewhurst), the said 2 crofts lying between a wood called Strodewykeswode towards a wood called Swerewode and land of William Aleyn called Puryareslyth lying on the north and a field called Churchefeld on the west and land called the Mabyll on the south and land of the grantor on the east; also 4d rent and services arising from the Mabill late of William Okehurst. Appointment of Thomas Napper and Henry Strodewyke as attornies to deliver seisin. Warranty clause. Witnesses: Richard Shud, Thomas Strodewyke, John Brokhurste, Richard Aleyn, William Miller and many others.
29 August 3 Hen VII [1487]
Seal: device, imperfect.


K43/40/10

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

18 Feb 1527

Gift in fee simple by John Phelyp alias John Mylle of the parish of Wisbergh grene (Wisborough Green) to Richard Mose of the parish of Kurdeford, of 1 acre of land lying by the chapel of St Thomas at Playstowh (Plaistow) on the east and the highway leading towards Chydyngfold (Chiddingfold) on the west. Warranty clause.
Given at Lokyswod (Loxwood) on 18 February 18 Hen VIII [1527]
Witnesses to livery of seisin (endorsed): John Strodewyk alias John Whitspore, John Romfold and John Gunshudd and others.


K43/47/10

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

9 Jun 1420

Gift in fee tail by John Mechewyk and Richard Langgehurst to John Prest of Kurredeforde (Kirdford) and Alice his wife of lands and tenements with gardens which the Grantors have of the gift of the said John Prest in the parish of Kurredeforde (Kirdford). To hold for term of life, with reversion to John their son, and his heirs; in default of heirs to revert to the right heirs of the same John. Warranty clause. Witnesses: John Barkefolde, John Thornere, John Phylp, Richard Strodewyk, William Streter and many others.
Given at Kurredeforde (Kirdford) on Sunday after the Feast of the Holy Trinity 8 Hen V [9 Jun 1420].
Seal: armorial; 1 missing.


K43/58/269

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

27 Sep 1476

Gift in fee simple by Richard Philyp of Playstow (Plaistow), senior, to Thomas Arundell, knight, lord Mawtravers, John Dudley esq, Thomas Coumbe esq, and Edmund Dawtre, gent, of all his goods and chattels, moveable and immoveable, live and dead everywhere both within the county of Sussex and elsewhere in England.
Witnesses: Thomas Strodewyk, William Stretare and Thomas a Dene and others.
Given at Playstow (Plaistow), 27 September 16 Edw IV [1476].
Seal: red wax, device.


K43/58/265

Source: Surrey History Service
Title: The Jayes estate of the Lee Steere family

14th c

Gift in fee simple by Robert de Yweneshurst (Ewhurst) to Gervase Cissor of 12d rent which the said Robert used to receive from William le Smale for 4 acres of land which he held of the said Robert lying between Strodwike and a field of the said Robert called Longacre, with homage, reliefs, escheats, wards etc. Rent: a chaplet of flowers on the Vigil of Pentecost. Warranty clause. Fine: 1 mark of silver. Witnesses: Richard de Howike, Robert de Wephurst, Gilbert Wudelac, Henry Filderay, Benedict de Slifhurst, Robert de Chelesfold, Richard de Splitewike, William de Linfaude, Richard de Bury, Robert de Ydhurst, Robert de Petteworthe (Petworth) clerk and many others


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