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EAST GRINSTEAD AND ITS MANORS.                 Ill
to be drawn for acts of treason and to be hanged for homicides and robbery committed by him, which sentence was executed at Windsor.
Brambletye seems, however, shortly to have reverted to the Aldhams, for we find (1 Edward III., 1326-7) that a Francis de Aldeham held on the day of his death the Manor of Brambletye of the King in chief, as of the Honour of the Eagle, by the service of half a knight's fee, a whole knight's fee being then 640 acres of land under cultivation. In this family it seems to have continued until 1336, when John, son of John Seynclere, was declared to be the nearest heir. He died in 1389, and upon an inquisition taken it appeared that he had held Brambletye of the Duke of Lancaster as of the Honour of the Eagle. In 1386-7 John Seyntclere held jointly with Mary, his wife, inter alia, the Manors of Brambletye and Lavertye. Thomas Seyntclere is mentioned in 1412 as having lands in East Grinstead of the yearly value of 10, and a certain annuity receivable from the Lordship of Lewes of 20. Thomas Sender (the name occurs variously spelt), of East Grinstead, Heigh ton, &c, was at the Battle of Agincourt 25th October, 1415. In 1411-2 John Pelham (a connection of the Seyntclere family) had, inter alia, " the Manor of Bembiltye 2, and the Manor of Lavertye, worth nothing beyond reprises;" that is, yearly deductions, duties, charges, &c. According to the Pelham deeds, in 1422, Heyton St. Clare has a certain park called Lavertye. This park and the house were returned as worth nothing, beyond the upkeep of the fencing of the park and of the ditches; to the same park belonged 100 acres of arable land, of which the value per annum was put at 6d. per acre, and 12 acres of meadow valued at 16d. per annum and assessed at 20s. It was then still held of the Duchy of Lancaster as of the Honour of the Eagle.
In 1428 Galfridus Motte, a priest, re-conveyed to William Cheyne, Knt., and others, inter alia, his right in the Manor of Brambletye; William Cheyne had lands in Dalyngregg (Dallingridge), in East Grinstead, worth 4 yearly. The Manor of Brambletye was in the
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