Today I'm looking at some abstracts of early Sussex deeds, including this one. As I've seen elsewhere that BALE was spelled BELL during this time frame, I'll post it in case it might help. Deed Books A-E, p. 177, 15 August 1793, PETER BELL of Newton to JOHNATHAN WILLIS of same place ... 80 Pounds ... 40.04 acres BELL bought of JOHN CHITWOOD & JOHN BLANCHARD, Trustees of JOHNATHAN HAMPTON Esq. dec'd on 1 April 1783.PETER BELL.Wits: W. HELMS 7 MARK THOMPSON. On 27 November 1793 PETER BELL gave oath to EVI ADAMS.