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2080. John DUMBRELL was born about 1539 in Cuckfield Sussex.(479) He died on 14 Sep 1602 in Wivelsfield Sussex.(480) John inherited the property known as Ansty on the death of his mother Agnes on 19 July 1574, as the only son of his father William. He paid a fine of £3/6/8d but apparently no heriot. He was admitted to the property on 19 July 1575 and the same day was given the right to lease it for 7 years. On 17 September 1582 he was given the right to lease it for a further 7 years and on 9 May 1584 acquired a half share in it with his son Richard. In 1577 he, together with one Thomas Freake were tenants of Basden Chapel and 2 acres of land at Rottingdean, which they transferred to Peter and Edward Grey in recognition of the loyal service of their father, also Peter. In 1592 he is recorded, in Sussex Inquests 1558 - 1603 sitting as a Juror at the inquest on the death of Thomas Stafford, killed when digging with a 'peake (pick). The earth and bucket fell in on him and he was killed. Verdict - Misadventure. 1599 - 1602 he appears to have sat as a Juror at both Keymer and Portslade Manor Courts where his death was recorded on 20 September 1602 and a heriot of 3s 4d paid. There is a record of a John Dumbrell of Cuckfield sitting on the jury at East Grinstead Assizes on 3 March 1589. On his death in 1602 an ox was seized from his property at Leylands Farm and delivered to his Lord's stall, ( almost certainly heriot ) He was married to Elizabeth ROBERDES? before 1559 in Wivelsfield Sussex.(481)

2081. Elizabeth ROBERDES? was born about 1540 in Horsham Sussex.(482) Children were:

child i. John DUMBRELL was born on 31 Oct 1559 in Wivelsfield Sussex. (483) He died after 1627 in Unknown. (484)
child ii. Mary DUMBRELL was born on 25 Aug 1561 in Wivelsfield Sussex. (485)
child iii. Joan DUMBRELL was born on 8 Dec 1563 in Wivelsfield Sussex. (486)
child1040 iv. Richard DUMBRELL.
child v. Elizabeth DUMBRELL was born on 12 Jan 1568 in Wivelsfield Sussex. (487) She died before 1604 in Unknown. (488)

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