61. THE BALLIVATE OF ATHERINGTON
Besides their priory at Arundel the abbey of
Séez had certain estates in the neighbourhood of
Littlehampton which were under the charge of
one of their monks settled at Atherington, where
there was a grange with a chapel of which there
are still considerable remains. This monk was
usually called the bailiff of Atherington, though
he appears in 1332 on an application for an aid
towards the marriage of the king's sister as prior
of Atherington. (fn. 1) In 1349 Edward St. John had
licence to alienate to the abbey of Séez, namely
to their cell or house of Atherington, property
up to the value of £10. (fn. 2) Upon the suppression
of the alien houses by Henry V the estates of
the bailiff of Atherington passed to the abbess of
Bailiffs of Atherington
William Olyver, occurs c. 1304 (fn. 3)
Peter de Orgericüs, occurs 1325 (fn. 4)
Emerick, occurs 1337 (fn. 5)
Michael, occurs 1345 (fn. 6) -9 (fn. 7)
Michael Nauchal, occurs 1353 (fn. 8)
Richard, occurs 1376 (fn. 9)
Oliver Miche (?), occurs 1403 (fn. 10)
||Close, 6 Edw. III, m. 163.
||Pat. 23, Edw. III, pt. i, m. 10.
||Anct. D., B. 3485.
||Pat. 19 Edw. II, pt. i, m. 14.
||Pat. 11 Edw. III, pt. ii, m. 13.
Cal. Papal Pet. i, 102.
||Pat. 23 Edw. III, pt. i, m. 28 d.
||Anct. D., B. 3753.
Acts of P.C. i, 195; he is called 'occupator possessionum abbatis de Sagio,' and was probably bailiff