- Born: Cal 1772 1
- Marriage: Sarah Alston in 1805 in Southwark
- Died: 1831
- Buried: 4 Jun 1831, St Peter and St Paul, Lingfield 2
Settlement Add Mss 27,640 11 May 1816
Between (a) John Burt and Andrew Burt, both of East Grinstead, bankers, and (b) Keith Young of Holly Hill, Hartfield, co. East Sussex, esq., Colonel in H.M. Army, John Stenning of East Grinstead Common, timber dealer, George Bankin of East Grinstead, gent., Richard Dewdney of Godstone, co. Surrey, miller, and John Head of East Grinstead, draper, creditors of (a)
Recites the circumstances leading to the suspension of payments by the East Grinstead Bank on 28 February 1816, and the meeting of creditors at the Crown Inn on 7 March 1816. By this deed, the annuities, mortgages, insurance policies, and other debts and balances remaining due to the bank are assigned by (a) to (b) upon trust to secure the recovery of the same and the repayment of all outstanding bills, notes, and balances owed by the bank
Includes a schedule of outstanding debts owed to the bank by annuity mortgage, bill of exchange, promissory note, bond, and account, and assigned by (a) to (b)
THE HISTORY OF EAST GRINSTEAD.
WALLACE HEKRY HILLS.
FARNCOMBE & CO., LIMITED, PUBLISHERS,
LEWES, EASTBOVKNE AND EAST GRINSTEAD.
260 HISTORY OP EAST GRINSTEAD.
The existing commercial banks are all of comparatively
modern date. At the beginning of the last century and
down to about 1810, there was a bank in East Grinstead,
known as John and Andrew Burt, carried on at the
house in the High Street now occupied by Messrs. Young
and Sons' extensive grocery establishment. After the
Burts gave up business Mr. John Head, grandfather of
Messrs. William and Evelyn Head, now in partnership as
solicitors, had the same premises and became agent for
the Lewes Old Bank, and he was succeeded in the same
agency by his son George, who in time established
himself as a banker, and Mr. John Smith then became
Messrs. Molineux, Whitfeld & Co.'s agent. To him
succeeded Mr. William Rudge, and at his death, on
February 23rd, 1887, the bankers themselves took over
the direct management of the branch here. Their firm
was amalgamated with that of Barclay & Co. in 1897.
Head's Bank failed on February 24th, 1892, and this
immediately brought into existence here branches of
Lloyds Bank Ltd. and the Capital and Counties Bank,
both of which were opened in the town the day the
failure was announced.
He worked as a Draper before 1831. 3
He resided in Jun 1831 in East Grinstead, Sussex. 1
John married Sarah Alston in 1805 in Southwark. (Sarah Alston was born Cal 1775 in Lingfield, Surrey 4 and died on 18 Apr 1858 in East Grinstead, Sussex 5.)
Sarah Alston of Lingfield