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Name: Luck, John Title:
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Earliest known date: 12/7/1639 Latest known date: 8/2/1644
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Place(s) of residence: Rotherfield, East Sussex
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Nationality: Role(s): Ironmaster
Notes: East Sussex Record Office, AMS5699/1. 8 Feb 1644
Assignment of lease by bankruptcy commissioners
William James, Anthony Fowle, Ralph Beard esqs. Thomas Houghton and Robert Cotterell gents. to Thomas Weller of Tonbridge gent. for 100 only (because of defects in the lease)
Remainder of term created 12 July 1639 by Henry Nevill Lord Bergavenny to John Luck for the lives of JL, his daughter Avis L and Robert Maynard son of John M of Redmead, Rotherfield of (inter alia):
House, farm and lands called Littlecroft, Nine Acres, Snaggacre Wood, Snaggacre, Downes Garden, Six Acres, Seaven Acres, Dynes Wood and The Rackplace with the forge and ironworks erected thereon, (late Richard Longley deceased) with coppice woods and liberty to cut and coal them, reserving elm timber to HN; in Frant and Rotherfield
Recites: commission of bankruptcy against JL of Rotherfield ironmaster, 16 Feb 1643; great details of the conduct and financing of JL's business since 1625 including the bartering of stock, fuel, steel, scythes, animals and commodities; his debts to Sarah Lady Howell of Wrotham, Kent, widow, Adam Catt and John Latter of Rotherfield yeoman and others amounting to 5000 and above; JL's hiding at his house from 1 June 1642 and his arrest for debt 30 July and subsequent imprisonment; declaration of bankruptcy 22 Sep 1643
Enrolled in chancery, 22 May 1644
Person Connections: Longley, Richard (b.unknown, d.unknown) is John Luck's tenant
Luck, William (b.unknown, d.unknown) is John Luck's kinsman
Nevill, Henry (b.unknown, d.1641) is John Luck's landlord
Nevill, John (b.unknown, d.1662) is John Luck's landlord
Iron Site Connections: Eridge Forge - Lessee/ironmaster c.1636-44
Non-Iron Site Connections:
References: Pullein, C.. (1928) Rotherfield: the story of some Wealden manors. Courier. Tunbridge Wells
(for this connection see page(s) 327-9)

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