THE HISTORY OF EAST GRINSTEAD - Online Book

The rise and progress of the town and the history of its institutions & people.

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CONTENTS.
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I. East Grinstead.
The Origin of the Name—Ashdown Forest—Eoyal Properties—The Sackville Ownership—Area— Population—Eateable Value—The Borough— The Medway—Industries—Traders' Tokens— The Town Arms .......................... 1-18
II. The Domesday Survey ...................... 19-21
III. The Borough of East Grinstead and its Members of Parliament.
Members elected from 1300-1 to 1831, with Biographies and Notes on Local Families— Election Petitions—The Eight of Voting— Burgage Holders — The Eeform Act — The Abolition of the Parliamentary Borough — County Elections.......................... 22-62
IV. The Parish Church : Its Vicars, Eegisters and Tithe Owners.
The Establishment of a Chui'ch—Its Destruction by Fire—The Eebuilding—The Fall of the Tower—The Last Eebuilding—Church Loans and Eates—The Eestoration—Gifts—The Bolls —The Church Terrier—List of Vicars, with Biographies—The Eegisters—The Tithes and their Owners — The Payne and Crawfurd Families — Chantries and Fraternities — St. Mary's Church............................ 63-80
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