A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 3, Bramber Rape (North-Eastern Part) Including Crawley New Town. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1987.
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Charities for the poor
Thomas Cannon by will dated 1612 devised £10, and Margery More before 1619 a rent charge of 10s.; neither charity is heard of later. (fn. 1)
Elizabeth Gresham, sister of Henry Bishop the lessee of the rectory estate, in 1661 gave 7 a. near Woods mill, part of the income of which was to be distributed in cloth. Additional land was bought in the early 18th century, (fn. 2) and in 1724 the income was £4 10s. a year. (fn. 3) In the 1830s it was £5 6s. 10d., cloth being distributed to 50 or 60 people. (fn. 4) The income was £20 6s. 11d. in 1867-8 (fn. 5) and £29 in 1974. (fn. 6) Distribution was still in kind in 1947. (fn. 7)