A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 2. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1973.
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49. THE HOSPITAL OF SOMPTING, OR COKEHAM
William Bernehus founded the hospital of the Blessed Virgin and St. Anthony at Cokeham in Sompting in the thirteenth century. (fn. 1) It appears to have been for women (and probably also for men), as in 1288 Agnes, daughter of Michael de Launcing, brought an action against Aumary the chaplain, warden of the hospital, for disseising her of the substance which she was wont to receive in the said hospital. (fn. 2) The advowson of the hospital passed with the manor of Cokeham to Ralph de Camoys in 1324, (fn. 3) and was granted in 1351 to the priory of Hardham, (fn. 4) after which time it is not again heard of.