The Shelves

From Historical Hastings

The Shelves were land at on which the Fortune of War was later constructed by Thomas Sinnock around 1824. Records of the Manor of Ore showed a rent payable of 2s9d[1]

1650 June In possession of William Batherst, 18 acres adjoining land called "Gatemans" and "Clownhill"
1670-1681 William Parker
1691 son, William, paid 2s 9d heriot
1734 same
1789 Robert Thatcher to son, John
1806 John Thatcher died without a live beast. John Thatcher of Pevensey.
1810 Thomas Sinnock. Constructed Fortune of War around 1824
? Francis Henbrey
?1835 Thomas Breeds died 1840; to James Emary, Peter Rolt and Martha Breeds widow in trust for sale.

References & Notes

  1. Histories of Hastings' Houses and Properties in three volumes: J. Manwaring Baines - Hastings Museum and Art Gallery pg.61