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Result number 1 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1176 on request slip.

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Royal Navy or HM Dockyard, Chatham service and personal records of members of the related Phillips family of Gillingham and Strood and Baker family of Strood

 

Arthur George Phillips M37587 of Gillingham and 32 Cambridge Terrace, Strood, Supply Warrant Officer

certificate of service 1923-1943 (1 item)

RN Supply Branch history sheet for A.G. Phillips, 1923-1943 (1 item)

testimonials and service records pertaining to advancement and movements of A.G. Phillips, with some internal branch correspondence pertaining to branch activities at HMS St. Angelo, Malta (1945), 1923, 1943-1946

(1 bundle/56 items/pp.)

Civil Registration certificates for family members 1903-1968 (3 items)

notebook containing record of ports visited on cruises and shore based billets, HMS Ramillies, Sheerness 1923-1924, HMS Royal Oak 1924-1927, HMS Ceres 1927-1929, HMS Wessex 1930-1931 and 1931-1932, Wellesley Nautical School, Blyth, Northumberland 1932-1933, HMS Vindictive 1933, HMS Medway 1933-1935, SS Somersetshire 1935, HMS Marshal Soult 1935, HMS Garland 1936-1938, HMS Pembroke, Chatham 1938-1939, HMS Ganges, Shotley, Suffolk 1939, HMS Litania1939, HMS Elfin 1939-1942, HMS Pembroke, Chatham 1942, HMS Anson 1942-1943 (HMS Iron Duke 1942, HMS Forester[?] 1942-1943, HMS Iron Duke 1943), HMS Pembroke, Chatham 1943-1944, Force L 1944, SS Christian Huygens 1944, SS Ville d’Oran 1944, HMS St. Angelo, Malta 1944-1946 and SS Ascania 19461923-1946 (1 booklet)

photograph album containing views of former German giant floating dock at Malta, showing HMS Royal Oak docking with tugs, c.1926 x c.1927; fancy dress group; HMS Ceres dance and concert band The Cereans, Malta 1929; HMS Ceres concert party groups 1929; HMS Ceres at sea c.1929; HMS Ceres alongside, Malta 1928; damaged bows of HMS Caledon after collision with SS Anates, seen from HMS Calypso 1928; artist’s reconstructions of HMS Caledon/ SS Anates collision events; HMS Ceres entering Malta 1927; Forth Bridge, Lothian/Fife, Scotland and the Battle Squadron, Atlantic Fleet in line ahead 1925; montage of HMS Ramillies c.1923; battle squadron steaming line ahead c.1923; HMS Royal Oak, forward gun turrets and forecastle in heavy seas c.1926; HMS Royal oak leaving Portsmouth, Hampshire 1924; HMS Royal Oak at Malta c.1924; HMS Royal Oak [?] firing a broadside c.1924; forward gun turrets, forecastle and spotter plane, HMS Royal Oak, Gibraltar 1925; warships including HMS Royal Oak [?] and submarines alongside or at anchor, Trieste, Italy 1926; group of ratings on run ashore from HMS Royal Oak, Kavala, Greece 1926; destroyers of the former Imperial German Navy aground at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands c.1924 x c.1926; group of Supply Branch officers and senior ratings, HMS Ramillies, ship’s waist c.1924; informal group of ship’s company, ship’s waist, HMS Ramillies c.1924; junior ratings, ship’s waist, HMS Ramillies, Gibraltar 1924; group of officers and senior ratings with bread-baking trophy, ship’s waist, HMS Royal Oak 1925; ship’s waist, HMS Royal Oak, off Algiers, Algeria, Africa 1925; junior ratings and Royal Marines of HMS Royal Oak at Cartagena market, Murcia, Spain 1925; Phillips and PO on ship’s waist, HMS Royal Oak [?] c.1925; Phillips and colleagues ashore, Algeria or Greece [?] c.1925; Phillips, colleagues and local inhabitants ashore at Kavala, Greece 1926; informal aquatic sports and picnic group of HMS Royal Oak ship’s company and Royal Marines ashore at Budrum, Turkey 1926; group of HMS Ceres winners of All Comers’ Race 1928 includes Commander VAC Crutchley VC; HMS Medway c.1933 x c.1935; HMS Medway Supply Branch’s issue of Christmas cakes 1932; concert party groups HMS Ceres [?] off Malta [?], c.1928-c.1929; daymen’s whaler, HMS Medway 1933; HMS Garland at sea 1935; HMS Garland oiling at sea, viewed from HMS Queen Elizabeth1936; HMS Garland dressed overall c.1936; ship’s company, HMS Garland at Gibraltar 1936; funeral procession, victims of HMS Hunter mining, Gibraltar 1937; HMS HUnter arriving at Gibraltar1937; mass grave and coffins of German sailors from Deutschland [cf. Lutzow] at Gibraltar 1937; a Gunnery Branch PO [Cyril Phillips?] c.1937; wedding group c.1937; Phillips and junior rating Malta c.1937; Phillips and junior rating Malta 1928; Phillips and two Supply Branch colleagues c.1937;hoisting in Walrus, HMS Anson  1942; HMS Anson at sea, forward guns in action 1942; staff officers and civilians, Force L Headquarters, Southwold, Suffolk 1944; HMS Marshal Soult at anchor c.1935; submarine HMS L71 under steam c.1935; demonstration of rescue by Breeches Buoy from HMS Marshal Soult to harbour jetty c.1935; Phillips on leave with Mrs. Phillips and friend or relation, Ramsgate [?] c.1937; Phillips in tropical uniform, Hong Kong 1933; chart of HMS Bulldog’s second Summer cruise 1934

(1 volume/89 photographs)

naval stores book used as photograph album containing views of HMS Royal Oak’s Atlantic Fleet’s regatta crew receiving rum ration in camp at Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland July 1925; trophies; news-cutting regarding same; steam launch alongside at Rosyth, Fife, Scotland 1925; HMS Ceres concert party and ratings, Ghein Tuffeia, Malta 1929; Cairo, Egypt 1926; Pyramids and Sphynx, Cairo, Egypt; local inhabitants, Egypt 1926; concert party and ratings in harbour, Malta 1929; church, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain 1924; HMS Ramillies and Revenge off Folkestone 1923; landing liberty men at Weymouth, Dorset 1923; HMS Resolution in Palma Bay, Majorca, Spain 1926; on board HMS Ramillies off Pontevedra and Gibraltar 1924; warships in Rosia Bay and Gibraltar Bay, Gibraltar 1924; HMS Royal Oak in rough seas in Gulf of Lyons, France/Mediterranean 1926; HMS Ramillies with HMS Warspite and Malaya ahead in the Bay of Biscay, Atlantic 1924; members of HMS Royal Oak ship’s company and lady friends at Bournemouth, Hampshire 1924, Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece 1926 and Malta 1927; on board HMS Ceres at Malta 1928; senior ratings at Torquay, Devon 1931; on board HMS Wessex at Ilfracombe, Devon 1931; HMS Westcott at sea 1931; 6th. Flotilla leaving Rosyth 1931; Royal Fleet Auxiliary War Mehtar at Chatham Dockyard 1931; newscuttings on Atlantic Fleet’s Spring cruise 1932; Phillips at home with wife and parents or in-laws, 1931-1932; on vacation with family at Eastbourne, Sussex 1932; group of RN Supply Branch, HMS Pembroke, Chatham 1932; wife and parents or in-laws 1932; HMS Medway at Miyajima, Japan 1933; submarines alongside HMS Medway, Hong Kong 1933; submarines alongside HMS Medway at Wei Hai Wei, China 1933; HMS Phoenix coming alongside [1933 x 1934]; HMS Phoenix submerged, Wei Hai Wei 1934; torpedoes in the fore well deck, HMS Medway 1934; Chinese junks; SS Chusan wrecked on rocks at Wei Hai Wei 1932; Chinese funeral procession, Hong Kong 1934; English church, cemetery, signal tower, old fortress, and naval facilities, Wei Hai Wei; coastal scenes, Kowloon and Hong Kong; local inhabitants, Hong Kong; old German forts and sights, Tsing Tau [cf. Qingdau], China; Phillips and senior ratings  on board HMS Medway at Wei Hai Wei 1933; diver’s launch and recovery of old torpedo, Wei Hai Wei 1934; scenes in Cheefoo, China 1934; scenes in Peking 1934; Miyajima, Japan 1934; Manilla, Philippines 1934; Jesselton, British North Borneo [cf. Sarawak] 1934; Tokyo, Japan 1934; Nagasaki, Japan 1934; Kobe and native inhabitants, especially members of the fairer sex, Japan; more views of Miyajima, Japan; ship’s company picnic, Skiathos, Greece 1928; family at home 1935; PO Cyril Phillips 1937; wedding day 1935; at home 1935; with family at Sheerness 1937; HMS Garland seen from HMS Arethusa between Barcelona, Spain and Marseilles, France 1936; HMS Ardent and Worcester after collision, Malta 1937; PO Cyril Phillips and lady friend 1941; HMS Garland in rough seas 1937; senior ratings 1936; Phillips on board HMS Garland 1936; the manners of Japan; Palma, Majorca, Spain 1936; Malaga, Falangists and scenes from the Spanish Civil War 1937; Barcelona, Spain 1936; Miyajima, Japan 1935; HM King George VI arriving on board HMS Anson and inspecting divisions, with Admiral Tovey and Vice Admiral Frazer, Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland 1943; HM King George VI crossing over to HMS Hindustani with Admiral Tovey; accountant staff on board HMS Anson 1943 (x 2); HMS Anson weather deck and guns frozen over, Arctic convoy, Christmas Day 1942 (x 2); Lieutenant Commander Cochrane on the forecastle [?] Christmas Day 1942; Daymen’s Mess fancy dress party group, Christmas Day 1942; senior ratings stowing brushes on board at Scapa Flow 1942; stores staff including Sub Lieutenant McAvoy on board, Scapa Flow 1942; marching contingent of Women’s Royal Naval Service, Blyth 1941; WRNS divisions being inspected by HRH The Duchess of Kent; groups of WRNS, Blyth 1942; groups of senior ratings, HMS St. Angelo, Malta 1945; HMS Belfast in Bighi Bay, Malta 1946; Royal Naval Hospital Bighi, Malta 1945; Merchant Navy and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve officers on board SS Ville d’Oran on passage from Naples, Italy to Malta 1944; officers, senior ratings and WRNS ratings ashore in Malta 1944; HMS St. Angelo, Malta 1938; HMS Anson and Vengeance illuminated off Malta on occasion of Victory in Europe Day 1945; groups of senior ratings, Malta 1945

(1 volume/441 photographs/cuttings)

naval stores book used as photograph album containing views of fireworks over Grand Harbour, Valetta, Malta showing Fort St. Elmo, HMS Armada, Fort Ricasoli, RNH Bighi, HMS Trafalgar, Marne, Meteor, Brecon, on occasion of Victory over Japan Day (15 August 1945); front page of Times of Malta reporting Japan’s acceptance of peace terms 15 August 1945; crowds in Palace Square, Valetta, Malta on VJ Day; Fort Ricasoli, Malta 15 August 1945; motor torpedo boats and HMS Gregale in Pieta Creek, Malta 15 August 1945; HMS St. Angelo, Malta 15 August 1945; Sliema Creek, Malta 15 August 1945; senior ratings relaxing in Malta 1944; Master at Arms Donaldson on his wedding day, Malta 1945; Phillips and family members at home 1942; HMS Speedwell 1946; family members in London c.1940; Phillips and his wife in Margate 1938; Phillips and a junior rating on board HMS Garland in dry dock, Malta 1938; group of junior rates and senior rate reading South China Morning Post [?] Sports Sepecial, on signal bridge, HMS Medway, Hong Kong 1935

1 volume (42 photographs)

loose photographs supplemental to above albums comprising studio and individual portraits of Phillips and group photographs of Phillips and naval colleagues, family members, warships, and employees and delivery vans of Dale and Son, 30-32 High Street, Rochester, grocers c.1915-c.1946 (1 bundle/41 items)

photograph of Homeward Bound public house, Gas House Lane, Rochester, surrounded by flood water c.1953 (1 item)

Phillips’ wedding photographs 1935 (3 items) studio photograph of Edwardian lady, possibly Harriet Maud Phillips c.1910 (1 item)

postcard photographs of St. Mary’s Church, Higham, Higham Canal and barge and Railway Tavern, Higham c.1910 (3 items) 

Cyril Henry Phillips C/J109785 of 11 Holmside Avenue, Gillingham, Petty Officer (died on active service 27 February 1942), comprising:

 

Admiralty death certificate 1942, certificate of the Inspector of Seamen’s Wills 1942, gunnery history sheet 1926-1937, certificate of educational test Part I 1926 and certificate of service 1924-1942 (5 items, paper)

 

Photograph album containing views of the destruction by fire of SS Ausonia with HMS Queen Elizabeth in attendance, Arab woman and child, HMS Hood and HMRY Victoria and Albert, HMS Bulldog, Alexandria and the Pyramids, Egypt, HMS Porpoise, 4th. Destroyer Flotilla, Cyprus, Haifa, Mount Carmel, and Jerusalem, Palestine, seaplanes, torpedo and depth charge exercises, gun crew closed up on board HMS Bulldog, Famagusta, Cyprus, HMS Blanche, ratings’ concert party groups 1935, engine spaces, HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Bulldog in dock, HMS Bulldog, dogs and members of the ship’s company alongside, recovering crashed seaplane, aircraft and naval ratings at Mersa Matruh, Egypt, hospital ship and torpedo carrying biplanesc.1933-c.1936

1 volume (127 photographs)

 

studio photograph of Leading Seaman Cyril Phillips in tropical square rig, Malta c.1935 (1 item)

 

HMS bulldog in Grand Harbour Valetta, Malta c.1935 (1 item)

 

George Albert Baker of Montfort Road (and later 32 and 56 Cambridge Road), Strood, comprising:

 

apprenticeship indenture of George Albert Baker of Montfort Road to James Little of Strood and Frindsbury as shipwright and bargebuilder, 1900 (1 membrane)

 

HM Dockyard, Chatham card indemnifying Baker as a member of a reserved occupation, c.1917 (1 item, card)

 

certificate of service under the Admiralty of G.A. Baker, shipwright, Constructive Department, HM Dockyard 1919 (1 item)

 

marriage certificate of G.A. Baker and Elizabeth Martha Gardiner, St. Nicholas, Strood 1910 (1 item)

Date: 1900-1946
Quantity: Pending
Result number 2 - Please quote Reference: 06_DE_SERIES_0751_1000/DE0921 on request slip.

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Records de-accessioned and transferred by Guildhall Museum, High Street, Rochester, comprising documents of varying provenance presumed collected by George Payne FLS FSA and successor curators of Eastgate House Museum, Eastgate, High Street, Rochester.

Copy of petition by shipwrights of HM Dockyards Deptford, Portsmouth, Chatham, Plymouth, Woolwich and Sheerness to HM The King [Charles II?] asking for relief c.1665 x c.1680, copy made c.1770 x c.1780[former museum reference BM521]1p.;

letter from Josiah Burchett, secretary to the Admiralty, London, to [James?] Littleton, Commissioner of HM Dockyard, Chatham, acknowledging his report on sailing from dock of HMS Revenge and HMS Buckingham and sailing of HMS Monmouth and HMS Nottingham to Blackstakes, 17 February 1719/1720 [former reference dep. no. 1374]1p.;

letter from Dame Sybil Thorndike, Royal Turks Head Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, actress to Mrs. Blanche Philbrick, College Green, The Precincts, Rochester, reminiscing about her childhood in Rochester, 29 November 1958 (3 items);

letters received by Rev. A.J. Pearman MA, The Precincts, Rochester, about heraldry and history of Appledore, Leeds Castle and Bethersden (1 bundle/6 items);

correspondence between A.A. Arnold of Cobhambury, Cobham (1910), E.H. Elliott of Acorn Wharf, Rochester (1903) and Quarter Master Sergeant C.B. Burnett, Royal Engineers (RE), instructor to South Africa Scottish Regiment, Martinique Barracks, Bordon Camp, Hampshire (1916), discussing ordnance datum stone in Grain churchyard, 1903-1916 (4 items);

letters received from ecclesiastical dignitaries and statesmen including Randall Davidson, William Ewart Gladstone and Lord Salisbury by Rev. Canon W.A. Scott Robertson, Whitehall, Sittingbourne 1839-1890 (1 booklet);

letter from James [?] A. Hamilton, secretary to the Treasury, 20 Chester Square, London [to Rev. Canon W.A. Scott Robertson, Whitehall, Sittingbourne?] c.1852 (1p.);

copy of letter from M.M[-] to a Mrs. Rigden of Brinley House, Faversham, covering a gift to Miss S. Fagge, before 1867 (1p.)

letter from Lord Throwley, Lees Court, Faversham to Rev. Canon W.A. Scott Robertson, Whitehall, Sittingbourne, declining dinner invitation 1889 (1 p.);

stamped envelope addressed to Rev. Canon W.A. Scott Robertson, Whitehall, Sittingbourne posted from Bryanston, Blandford, Dorset 1869 (1 item, paper);

letter from Dr. W. Munk, physician to Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman of Finsbury Place, London to unnamed addressee [probably Rev. Canon W.A. Scott Robertson, Whitehall, Sittingbourne] c.1865 (1 p.);

letters from George R. Cobham to G.M. Arnold [of Cobhambury, Cobham?] about Sir Thomas Courteny (“Mad Tom”) 1894 and from J. Levett, cathedral verger, Chertsey’s Gate, The Precinct/High Street, Rochester to A.A. Arnold [of Cobhambury, Cobham?] about architectural [?] drawings, 1911 (2 items, paper)

circular appeal letter with list of existing subscribers for Kent Martyrs’ Memorial from T. Lambert, W.H. Horsley and F.W. Furley as received by A.A. Arnold of Cobhambury, Cobham c.1885 (2 items, paper);

letters from Thomas Jenner [?] [see also EL_LEI_LIM_GM_01_17] of 39 Star Hill, Rochester and Lieutenant Colonel William C. Eldon Serjeant of 1 Plowden Buildings, Temple, London EC, former concerning * Chinese radicals or characters [see also EL_LEI_LIM_GM_01_99], Lebanon, Syria, oriental languages and customs and the British Museum, London 1915 (2 items, paper) latter about book of Kentish views 1900 (2 items, paper);

copies of letters from Richard Stedman, Esq., JP of Great Delce, Rochester and Reginald John Mascall Stedman of Rochester to their cousin Alfred Field, Esq. of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, discussing Stedman family history and heraldry, 1907-1908 (3 sheafs);

notes by Canon Sydney Williams Wheatley, rector of St. Margaret’s Church, St. Margaret’s Street, Rochester, on history of Crispin and Crispianus public house, London Road (Watling Street), Strood and copy of letter from E. Guy Dawber ARA of 18 Maddox Street, Hanover Square, London W1 to Wheatley, complaining about the city council’s treatment of Eastgate House garden, 1928 [former museum reference dep. 382] [see also DE53/1] (3 items, paper);

letter from Henry Haunton of The Hall, West Farleigh to a Mr. Day [of Arnold, Baker and Day, The Precincts, Rochester, solicitors?] discussing William Lambarde’s A Perambulation of Kent of 1576 and publication of an article in Archaeologia Cantiana, 1917 (1 item, paper);

notice from T.[?] J.[?] Platt of Rolls Garden, London to plaintiffs in case of Webster versus Fox to attend him, 1847 (1 item, paper);

sketch of architectural feature forming part of Rochester Castle curtain wall [?] adjacent to Castle Gardens c.1900 (1 item, paper);

transcription of statutes of Robert de Bredgar’s college church at Bredgar, 1398, copied by J. Brigstocke Sheppard and addressed to secretary of [Kent Archaeological Society?] c.1880 (1 sheaf);

two letters from Miss M. Greenwood of Somersby, Woburn Sands, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire to G.E. Dibley Esq. reminiscing about Rochester, re-naming of streets, site of St. Mary’s Meadow or Field off Rochester High Street, Charles Dickens, Anne Pratt, railway stations and journeys, cathedral crypt, Chatham and Strood, 1923 (1 sheaf);

letter from Mrs. Win Brown, Garrison School, Changi, Singapore [cf. Malaya, Malay States, Malaysia] to Miss Josephine (Jo) Fitzgerald, her mother and Pat, 80 Beacon Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, discussing family news and explaining evacuation is unlikely as danger of attack is remote, letter constituting souvenir of first Pan American (Pan Am) Airways Clipper Service from Singapore to San Francisco, California, United States of America (USA), 6 May 1941 (4pp. plus stamped envelope);

note from H. Wickham of Strood to a Miss Foord thanking her for flowers, with embossed coat of arms, 1891 (1 p.);

letter from Lieutenant [?] H. Smith, Royal Navy (RN) on board Flower of Yarrow yacht, Naples, Campagna, Italy to his wife Elizabeth (Lizy) Smith, St. Paul’s Square, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, discussing family matters, his voyage, sailors, acquaintances e.g. Leveson Gowers, Falkland Islands [cf. Atlantic] 21-22 March 1839 (1 item, paper);

[* cf. China]

Date: [c.1665] 1720-1958
Quantity: 1 bundle
Result number 3 - Please quote Reference: 07_M_SERIES/M070 on request slip.

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Pedigree of Bowles family, reciting from Charles Bowles of Rochester & Rome House, Chatham, Clerk to the Check at Deptford 1636, Captain of 2nd. Horse Regiment 1651, Receiver General of the War Tax 1656, High Sheriff of Kent 1658, died and buried Chatham 1659 and his wife Ann or Agnes Cole of Woodbridge, Suffolk baptised 1619, buried Chatham 1661; including William Bowles 1686-1748, MP for Bridport, Dorset and Phineas Bowles, Secretary to the Admiralty 1689, died 1714, extending down to William Henry Bowles born 1808 and Mary Ann Bowles born 1805. With pencil annotations by George Frederick Bush of Washington, County Durham, born 1879. Watermarked 1885. Coat of Arms including crest, top left.

File updated by Borough Archivist 16 September 2003.

Date: c1885 with additions
Quantity: 1 item: 13 ¾” x 12 ¾” (350 mm x 325 mm)
Result number 4 - Please quote Reference: DRc_Dean_and_Chapter_of_Rochester_Cathedral_1541_1994/DRc_Ele_003 on request slip.

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Dean and Chapter of Rochester: estate leases, related documents and purchases of new estates 1576-1861

Aylesford Parsonage with St. Blaise Wood: Blaise Wood only

St. Blaise Wood

Licence to alienate Chapel Wood alias St. Blaise Wood (242 acres 2 roods 12 perches).

Lessee: Formerly Peter Sinclair of Bolton le Moors, Lancashire, gentleman, but premises now legally vested in William John Bankes of Kingston Hall, Dorset, Esq.

Alienees: Henry, Lord Farnham, Hon. Robert Jocelyn called Lord Viscount Jocelyn, and Hon. and Rev. Sir Francis Faurs Stapleton of Mereworth, Clerk.
Date: 8 July 1845
Quantity: 1 membrane with pendant wafer seal


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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

ESTATE

Out-County Estate Leases and Related Documents

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: CUDDINGTON

Vere - Trotman - Foster estates

In 1723 William Vere [cf. Very, Veere, Vearie, Veary, Vearys] mortgaged all his estates in trust for Edward Trotman of Shelswell, Oxfordshire, gentleman. The estates, covered in this list as DRc/Ele 235-241, were heavily mortgaged and in 1732 were purchased by the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The following documents relate to the transfer of the estate as a whole.

Lease and release 21

Vere [cf. Very, Veere, Vearie, Veary, Vearys] Foster of Barrow [upon Soar], Leicestershire, clerk, William Foster of Ham Preston, Dorset, clerk and May, his wife; Samuel Trotman of Bucknall, Oxfordshire, esq.; to the Dean and Chapter of Rochester.

Date: 22 December 1732
Quantity: 2 items
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

ESTATE

Out-County Estate Leases and Related Documents

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: CUDDINGTON

Vere - Trotman - Foster estates

In 1723 William Vere [cf. Very, Veere, Vearie, Veary, Vearys] mortgaged all his estates in trust for Edward Trotman of Shelswell, Oxfordshire, gentleman. The estates, covered in this list as DRc/Ele 235-241, were heavily mortgaged and in 1732 were purchased by the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The following documents relate to the transfer of the estate as a whole.

Covenant to levy a fine

Vere [cf. Very, Veere, Vearie, Veary, Vearys] Foster of Barrow [upon Soar], Leicestershire, clerk and William Foster of Ham Preston, Dorset, clerk and Mary, his wife with the Dean and Chapter of Rochester.

Date: 22 December 1732
Quantity: 1 item
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester   Finance records: Treasurers' books (DRc/FTb )

  Giving lists of names and signatures of recipients arranged under headings as per cathedral officers, canons, prebends, choristers, paupers [beadsmen?] and pupils of the Cathedral Grammar School.

  Treasurer's book - Daniel Hill for F. D. de Breval [cf. Brevall]

 Includes expenses: paid the ringers, by the hands of Stephen Huggins, verger, forty shillings for ringing 3 days, viz. when the Duke of Marlborough came through the town, from the campaign [in Flanders, France/Belgium]; the thanksgiving day being the 31 December; and the queen's birthday, 8 February 1707

 

Includes expenses: five guineas to Mr. Brooks, Town Clerk, to be distributed among the officers of the court, upon the Corporation's giving the dean and prebendaries their Freedom, 28 June 1707

 

Includes 3s alms given to a poor old woman of New England [cf. America], seemingly a great object of charity, December 1706

 

Includes 5s alms given to Stephen Acus of Paul's Cray, a great sufferer by fire, 3 February 1707

 

Includes given to Mr. Richard Williams, rector of Shoulden (Sholden) in Kent, a great sufferer by fire, ten shillings, 14 February 1707

 

Includes 2s alms given to 2 poor women that had been taken by a French [cf. France] privateer, and set on shore at Liverpool (Lever-pool) [Lancashire], 6 May 1707

 

Includes £2 alms given to Mr. John Stephenson, a sea chaplain, 6 May 1707

 

Includes 10s alms given to the prisoners under the Town Hall [cf. Guildhall] (by order of the chapter), 28 June 1707

 

Includes 2s 6d alms given to one John Moore of Northill (Northil) in Bedfordshire in a very necessitous condition, 2 July 1707

 

Includes 1s alms given to several seamen that had been prisoners in France and set on shore at Weymouth [Dorset], 23 July 1707

 

Includes 1s alms given to a poor scholar that pretended he was deaf and dumb, 23 September 1707

 

Includes 1s alms given to a poor man that had his tongue cut out by a French [cf. France] privateer, 26 September 1707

 

Includes 6d alms given to one Grigsby, a poor fellow of St. Margaret's Parish, 24 October 1707

 

Includes alms given to discharged, old, laim, shipwrecked and sick soldiers and seamen, passim

 

Latin and English.

Date: 1706-1707
Quantity: 1 volume/60pp. used
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester  Finance records: Treasurers' books (DRc/FTb )

   Giving lists of names and signatures of recipients arranged under headings as per cathedral officers, canons, prebends, choristers, paupers [beadsmen?] and pupils of the Cathedral Grammar School.

              Treasurer's book - Daniel Hill for Edmund Barrell.

 Includes expenses: paid then myself twenty shillings for preaching on August 19th. 1708 being the thanksgiving day for the happy success of Her Majesty's councils and forces against the insolent and unjust attempt of the common enemy and the Pretender to invade Her Majesty's Kingdom of Great Britain; and for the great victory obtained over the French [cf. France] army near Oudenarde (Audenarde) [cf. Belgium, Flanders]: the turn of preaching it, Mr. Archdeacon's.

 

Includes 10s alms given by order of chapter to a poor woman under the surgeon's hand by reason of a hurt she received from the fall of a bank of sand upon her back, 16 December 1707

 

Includes 1s alms given to 4 poor soldiers that came from Lisbon [Portugal], 24 December 1707

 

Includes 1s alms given to a poor woman in a very weak condition having lately miscarried, 11 February 1708

 

Includes 1s alms given to several poor seamen who were forced on shore by French [cf. France] privateers, and had their ship burnt, 11 March 1708

 

Includes 2s 6d alms given to one Blandina Cutts a poor clergyman's widow, 15 March 1708

 

Includes 1s alms given to one John Joyce, a poor seaman that had been taken by a French privateer, and retaken by by the Dutch [cf. Holland/Netherlands], 26 March 1708

 

Includes given then, by order of chapter to Robert Busby, ten shillings, towards repairing the loss he sustained by an inundation of the sea, at Rowhedge (Row-Hedge) in Essex, 12 April 1708

 

Includes 1s alms given to one Morris Condon, set on shore at Dover, and passing with his wife and children to [Great] Yarmouth [Norfolk], in a very poor condition, 7 May 1708

 

Includes 1s alms given to a poor woman that had broken her arm on the road, 17 June 1708

 

Includes 5s alms given to one Lewis Lesceur, a poor Protestant refugee, that had been a minister in the province of Langue-doc [France], 18 June 1708

 

Includes 5s alms given to one Massal, a poor French [cf. France] refugee, who by his testimonials he showed me, seemed to be a very proper object of charity, 13 July 1708

 

Includes 6d alms given to several seamen that had been taken by a French [cf. France] privateer, and set on shore at Poole (Pool) [Dorset], 13 September 1708

 

Includes 1s alms given to a poor woman whose daughter had miscarried upon the road, 3 November 1708

 

Includes 10s alms given to Mrs. Trelawny [cf. Trelawney, Trelawnay], a poor gentlewoman with 7 small children, by order of chapter, 3 November 1708

 

Includes alms given to Welsh [cf. Wales] and Scottish [cf. Scotland] persons in distress, passim

 

Includes alms given to disbanded, discharged, lame and poor soldiers and seamen, passim

 

Latin and English.

Date: 1707-1708
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester  Finance records: Treasurers' books (DRc/FTb )

 

Giving lists of names and signatures of recipients arranged under headings as per cathedral officers, canons, prebends, choristers, paupers [beadsmen?] and pupils of the Cathedral Grammar School.

 

Treasurer's book - John Grant.

 

Includes expenses: £6 13s 4d paid the ringers, by the hands of Stephen Huggins, six pounds thirteen shillings and four pence, for ringing on the several days following; viz. on the 8th. of March; on the day the Duke of Marlborough forced the French [cf. France] lines; on the Queen's coronation day; on the 29th. of May; on the day of rejoicing for taking the city of Douai (Douay) [Artois, Flanders, France]; on 2 rejoicing days for the victories of obtained in Spain; on the 4th. and 5th. of November and on the 7th. of November being a thanksgiving day.

 

Includes 1s alms given to a poor woman that lost her husband in her passage from New England [cf. America], 7 January 1710

 

Includes 2s 6d alms given to one Jane Brown, with 5 children, that in their passage to New England [cf. America], had been taken by a French [cf. France] privateer; and being retaken by a Dutch-man [of war; cf. Holland/Netherlands], were set on shore at Weymouth [Dorset] in a very miserable condition, 23 January 1710

 

Includes 10s alms given to one Werso Digsack a poor Grecian [cf. Greece] merchant, whose case (if true, as represented) made him a particular object of charity, 6 February 1710

 

Includes 6d alms given to two poor women taken by a French [cf. France] privateer and set on shore near Chichester [Sussex], 22 February 1710

 

Includes 5s alms given to Miles Burrough [cf. Burroughs, Burrows] a poor broken tradesman forces to abscond for debt, 6 March 1710

 

Includes 2s 6d alms given to one Elizabeth Marshal [cf. Marshall], and Frances Stewart [cf. Stuart], 2 poor women from Newfoundland [Canada], 25 March 1710

 

Includes 1s alms given to a poor fellow that had been bruised, working in the mines, 15 May 1710

 

Includes 5s alms given to Mr. Tyrrell [cf. Terril, Terrall, Terrell, Terrill, Tirrell, Tyrell], a Suffolk gentleman, that had sustained a great loss by an inundation of the sea in the year 1705, 3 June 1710

 

Includes 10s alms given to Sir George Pretyman [cf. Prettyman] knight and baronet, fallen to decay, and seemingly a proper object of charity, 22 July 1717

 

Includes 10s alms given to Mr. John Aylmer, a clergyman, a very great object of charity, 29 August 1710

 

Includes 5s alms given to Mr. Thomas Hilliard, a gentleman in distress, 7 September 1710

 

Includes 6d alms given to a poor prisoner in Brockwell's prison, 12 September 1710

 

Includes 1s alms given to two poor women that came from Virginia [cf. America], 13 November 1710

 

Includes alms given to disbanded, discharged, maimed, sick and poor soldiers and seamen, passim

 

Latin and English.

Date: 1709-1710
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Finance records: treasurer

Treasurers' books 1548-1913 (DRc/FTb 1-243)

Each book is as a general rule divided up as follows: salaries paid to the Dean, prebendaries, minor canons, lay readers, choirmaster, organist, choristers, King's scholars, officers, stewards, counsellor, bailiff, and other church officers; the royal subsidy and annuity; pensions to the clergy; episcopal fees (exenia); alms; reparations to the fabric of the cathedral; exhibitions for King's scholars; expenses at law: extraordinary expenses and highway repair; necessaries; wood for fuel; carriage; and other items.

Giving lists of names and signatures of recipients arranged under headings as per cathedral officers, canons, prebends, choristers, paupers [beadsmen?] and pupils of the Cathedral Grammar School.

Treasurer's book - John Harris.

Includes 1s alms given to Richard Reading, William Parsons, and Thomas Goddard, 3 poor disbanded soldiers from Ireland, 6 December 1718

Includes 6d alms given to Thomas Laflieur, a poor Frenchman [cf. France] with a pass from Greenwich, 13 December 1718

Includes 6d alms given to one Christian Shirk, a Swiss [cf. Switzerland] soldier, with a pass from London, 4 February 1719

Includes alms given to George Oliver and William Smith, poor soldiers from Port Mahon [Minorca; cf. Spain, Balearic Islands], January 1719

Includes 6d alms given to John Powel [cf. Powell] with a pass from London to Boston in [Massachusetts] New England, 17 February 1719

Includes 1s alms given to Eleanor Gray [cf. Grey], a poor woman of the parish of Stepney [London] with a petition, 17 April 1719

Includes 2s 6d alms given to Mr. Thomas Sleamar, vicar of Chaddleworth in the county of Berkshire, 2 May 1719

Includes 2s 6d alms given to two poor women with six children from Friesland (Friezland) [cf. Holland/Netherlands; Germany], 30 May 1719

Includes 2s 6d alms given to James Smith, with his wife, and family with a pass from Weymouth in the county of Dorset to pass to Boston in [Massachusetts] New England [cf. America], the place of his nativity, 1 June 1719

Includes 1s 6d alms given to John Reynolds with a wife and 2 small children, in a poor distressed condition, with a pass for Jamaica [West Indies, Caribbean], 22 June 1719

Includes 2s 6d alms given to Thomas Foote, son of Mr. John Foote, late rector of West Grimstead (West Grimsteed) in Wiltshire, 6 August 1719

Includes 6d alms given to some poor hoppers, 6 August 1719

Includes 6d alms given to Martha Drew, a soldier's wife, with a pass from the Honourable George Treby [cf. Tribe] Esq. to pass to Minorca [cf. Balearic Islands, Spain], to her husband, 18 August 1719

Includes 6d alms given to Redmund Moguier, a discharged soldier with a pass from Dover, 2 September 1719

Includes 6d alms given to a poor silk weaver in great want, 12 September 1719

Includes 6d alms given to Robert Haberden, and William Harvey, shipwrecked in coming from the island of Barbados (Barbadoes) [West Indies, Caribbean], 15 September 1719

Includes 2s alms given to George Steward [cf. Stewart, Stuart], a poor discharged soldier, with a wife, and child that had the smallpox upon him, 25 September 1719

Includes 6d alms given to John Williams a poor lame fellow with a wooden leg, 6 November 1719

Includes 1s alms given to John Wilson and John Jones, petitioners on account of some losses they had sustained by an inundation of waters in Lincolnshire, 12 November 1719

Includes 2s alms given to John Dupont a Hollander [cf. Holland/Netherlands] and nine others; with a pass from Waterford in Ireland, cast away in their passage thither, 24 November 1719

Includes alms given to numerous discharged, disbanded, sick, lame and poor soldiers and seamen, passim

Latin and English.

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Date: 1718-1719
Quantity: 1 booklet/63pp. used
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Finance records: treasurer

Treasurers' books 1548-1913 (DRc/FTb 1-243)

Each book is as a general rule divided up as follows: salaries paid to the Dean, prebendaries, minor canons, lay readers, choirmaster, organist, choristers, King's scholars, officers, stewards, counsellor, bailiff, and other church officers; the royal subsidy and annuity; pensions to the clergy; episcopal fees (exenia); alms; reparations to the fabric of the cathedral; exhibitions for King's scholars; expenses at law: extraordinary expenses and highway repair; necessaries; wood for fuel; carriage; and other items.

Giving lists of names and signatures of recipients arranged under headings as per cathedral officers, canons, prebends, choristers, beadsmen and pupils of the Cathedral Grammar School.

Treasurer's book

Includes under miscellaneous payments, £238 paid Messrs. Bishop and Son, amount due to them under their contract dated 26 July 1899 for repairs and works to the cathedral organ, 12 February 1900;

Includes under miscellaneous payments, £1 10s 8d paid Rev. H.S. Cobb, return railway expenses to Rochester from Dorset on 22nd. February last regarding minor canonry, 8 March 1900;

Includes under miscellaneous payments, £1 5s 7d paid G. Bunyard and Co. for chestnut tree, iron protector etc. and postal order, 23 March 1900;

Includes under miscellaneous payments, £1 2s 4d paid J.H. Whitfield, choir festival expenses 1900 for books and teas, 26 June 1900;

Includes under miscellaneous payments, £1 18s paid C. Hodgson Fowler Esq., expenses regarding removing of font, 28 August 1900;

Includes under miscellaneous payments, 1s 6d paid justices' clerk fee for statutory notice for recovery of possession of Chertsey's (Chertsies) Gateway, 19 November 1900;

Includes expenses incurred on account of Minor Canon Row, the organist, verger and schoolmaster's houses and the porter's lodge [cf. Chertsey's Gate], Rochester (p.24);

Includes expenses incurred on account of repairs to the cathedral fabric (p.26);

Includes expenses incurred on account of choristers' [cf. choir] school (p.27);

Includes under alms and donations, £5 5s donation towards new organ at Hoo. St. Werburgh as per minute of 25 July last, 7 June 1900;

Includes under alms and donations, £5 2s 10d paid A. Pettman, voluntary school rate for Woodnesborough for this year on £617 at 2d., 26 June 1900;

Includes index to account headings at front.

English.

[See DRc/FTb 231/2 for removed enclosures.]

Date: 1899-1900
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Bills and vouchers 1552-1867 (DRc/FTv 1-231)

Treasurer's Vouchers, comprising beadsmen's receipts, receipts for payment of bishop's Xenium for visitation, bills for tradesmen’s work, bills for liturgical and sacramental supplies, bills for candles and tapers, bills for stationery, bills for giving of sermons, lists of quitrents and tenants, receipts for litigation and legal opinions, receipts for payments of tax, receipts for water supplies, parish clergy pension receipts, receipts for alms disbursed, receipts for apprenticeship agreements for children apprenticed out by the Dean and Chapter, receipts for officers' salaries and maintenance of children in the care of the cathedral.

Includes receipts for South Sea stock money towards building of Minor Canons' Houses [cf. Minor Canon Row], 7 & September 1722, 27 October 1722, 11 December 1722, February 1722/1723, July-September 1723 and November 1723 (DR/FTv 62/2-5, 9, 11-14

Includes receipts for rent from Robert Barker for farm and lands at High Halstow, 4 April 1722 and 23 October 1723 (DR/FTv 62/6, 21);

Includes bill from Simon Lambe for repairing the bells and the steps to the bishop's throne, etc., settled 26 September 1723 (DR/FTv 62/31);

Includes bill from John Letchford [cf. Loxford] for thousands of bricks for the minor canons' houses [cf. Minor Canon Row], settled 8 December 1724 (DR/FTv 62/32);

Includes bill from Richard Edwards for Japan ink and a paper book, settled 8 August 1723 (DR/FTv 62/33);

Includes bill from John Hales for Purbeck stone [cf. Dorset] and Newcastle stones [cf. Northumberland] for the minor canons' houses [cf. Minor Canon Row], settled 18 February 1722/1723 (DR/FTv 62/34);

Includes bill from Peter Theobald and Sons, The Temple, Southwark, Surrey to John Hales for Berwick [cf. Brewick; cf. Northumberland] timber and Christiansand [cf. Norway] timber and other timber [for Minor Canon Row], settled 21 August 1723 (DR/FTv 62/37)

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Date: 1722-1724
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Treasurer's bills and vouchers 1552-1867 (DRc/FTv 1-231)

Treasurer's Vouchers, comprising beadsmen's receipts, receipts for payment of bishop's Xenium for visitation, bills for tradesmen’s work, bills for liturgical and sacramental supplies, bills for candles and tapers, bills for communion wine, bills for stationery, bills for giving of sermons, lists of quitrents and tenants, receipts for litigation and legal opinions, accounts of alms distributed, receipts for payments of Land Tax, receipts for water supplies, parish clergy pension receipts, receipts for alms disbursed, receipts for apprenticeship agreements for children apprenticed out by the Dean and Chapter, receipts for officers' salaries and maintenance of children (foundlings) in the care of the cathedral.

Includes receipt from Thomas Clarke for scoring music, c.January x June 1748 (DRc FTv/97/2);

Includes receipt from George Lawrance for ringing on anniversary of accession (assiashon) to throne of King George II, 11 June 1748 (DRc FTv/97/3);

Includes accounts of entertainment of bishop to a banquet, food including turbot (from Angel, Gravesend), sole, smelt, shrimps, anchovies, wine, claret, bottles of Dorsetshire [cf. Dorset] [beer?], ham, venison, fowl, turkey, duck, bread in rolls, cream, coffee and cherries; and lemons, almonds, sugar and eggs for lemon pudding; 12 July 1748 (DRc FTv/97/8-14);

Includes bill from Joseph Chubb for repairs to the bells, work at the grammar school, helping the surveyor measure the steeple, helping Mr. Sloane (Sloan) measure the cathedral, work at the chapter house and marking and surveying timber at Rede Court Farm, Strood, Monk Wood, Wouldham, Darenth Heath Woods (Darn Hoth Woods), Mr. Baugust [cf. Boghurst]'s woods, shaws and hedges, Shawstead [cf. Sharested, Sharsted], John Fane, Earl of Westmoreland's (West melons) land, Badmonden (Badmoden), Goudhurst (Goud House) and Lamberhurst (Lambres) and for setting up oak palings in Mrs. Hill's garden, settled 9 December 1747 (DRc FTv/97/18);

Includes bill from William Penn, smith, for repairing the bells and the gate in the Vines, etc., settled 12 December 1747 (DRc FTv/97/19);

Includes receipt from Dudley Ransom for payment for surveying the spire, 2 December 1747 (DRc FTv/97/22);

Includes bill from John Cable, bricklayer, for repairs to Minor Canon Row and the chapter house, settled 12 December 1747 (DRc FTv/97/39);

Includes bill from John Parr, pavier, for paving in College Yard, settled 3 September 1748 (DRc FTv/97/56);

Includes bill from Arthur Scudamore and Griffith Rowland, glaziers, for glazing work in cathedral and chapter house, settled 12 December 1747 (DRc FTv/97/57);

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Date: 1747-1748
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Treasurer's bills and vouchers 1552-1867 (DRc/FTv 1-231)

Treasurer's vouchers, chiefly comprising accounts for the rebuilding of the spire, upper part of the great tower and associated timberwork, with architectural drawings pertaining.

Includes bill from John Cable, bricklayer, for repairs to cathedral, Minor Cannon Row and the drains (dreens) and supplying a Castle Stone,, etc., settled 18 December 1750 (DRc FTv/99/1);

Includes pen and ink drawings comprising section of upper tower and spire and plans of supporting spire and belfry trusses, in respect of proposed rebuilding, by Dudley Ransom, c.1747 (DRc FTv/99/4);

Includes pen and ink drawings comprising section of upper tower and spire and plans of supporting spire and belfry trusses, as proposed by Dudley Ransom in respect of repairs only, c.1747 (DRc FTv/99/5);

Includes receipt from Charles Sloane for payment for rebuilding the cathedral spire, supporting the belfry and coping the tower with Portland Stone *, endorsed for repairing, or rather rebuilding the spire of the steeple, and repairing the tower, 3 December 1750 [* cf. Dorset] (DRc FTv/99/6);

Includes proposals from Dudley Ransom for repairing or rebuilding the upper tower and spire, (referring to drawings at DRc FTv/99/4-5), based on survey of 27 November 1747, c.27 November 1747 x c.2 December 1747 (DRc FTv/99/7);

Includes wrappers for DRc FTv/99/4-7 (DRc FTv/99/2-3);

Includes bill from Messrs. Rowland and Hallam, plumbers, for repairing the great gates leading to the deanery and roof lead, etc., settled 15 December 1750 (DRc FTv/99/8);

Includes bill from John Cable, bricklayer, for work to the tower, 9 May [1750?] (DRc FTv/99/10);

Includes bill from William Penn, smith, for repairing the Vines gate, the bells and the stove in the chapter house, etc., settled 15 December 1750 (DRc FTv/99/11);

Includes bill from Isaac Dent, mason, for Portland Stone [cf. Dorset] cut hollow and laid under water the spout and Purbeck Stone [cf. Dorset] channel at organist's house and repairs to the coping on the great tower, settled 31 October 1750 (DRc FTv/99/13);

Includes account from John James of old lead from old spire sent to plumbers in London, May to June 1749 (DRc FTv/99/14);

Includes bill from Joseph Chubb, carpenter, for rebuilding the spire, 1748 (DRc FTv/99/15)

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Date: 1747-1750
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Treasurer's bills and vouchers 1552-1867 (DRc/FTv 1-231)

Treasurer's vouchers, typically comprising beadsmen's receipts, receipts for payment of bishop's Xenium for visitation, bills for tradesmen’s work, lamplighter's bills, bills for liturgical and sacramental supplies, bills for candles and tapers, bills for communion wine, bills for stationery, bills for giving of sermons, ringing the bells on anniversaries and special occasions, lists of quitrents and tenants, receipts for litigation and legal opinions, accounts of alms distributed, receipts for payments of Land Tax, receipts for water supplies, parish clergy pension receipts, receipts for alms disbursed, receipts for payments to bedesmen, receipts for apprenticeship agreements for children apprenticed out by the Dean and Chapter, receipts for officers' salaries, receipts for fee farm rent from Guy's Hospital, London and maintenance of children (foundlings) in the care of the cathedral. Vouchers give corresponding treasurer's book page number.

Includes bill from William Penn, smith for mending the second bell and work to the chevaux de fries, etc., settled 26 November 1785 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/1)

Includes bill from John Pluckwell, plumber and glazier, for repairing east window after damage by wind, etc., settled 30 December 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/2)

Includes bill from Eason Harrison, cathedral carpenter, for repairing pews and rails for the boys, work to the singing men's pews, for stopping up the windows and other openings to keep out the wind, and book-cases for the singing men, etc., 1781-1782 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/4)

Includes bill from Eason Harrison, cathedral carpenter, for repairing the bell loft and making doors to the minor canons' pews, etc., 1785 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/5)

Includes bill from Thomas Penn, smith, for cutting a 4" bar which supported a pillar near the chapter house, etc., settled 24 June1782 DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/8)

Includes bill from Richard Hopkins, Three Keys, 3 Gracechurch Street, London, ironmonger (successor to Mr. Richard Townsend) for 198' of wire work to the cathedral windows, passed through Mr. Eason (Easton) Harrison, Rochester, cathedral carpenter, settled 10 October 1780 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/9)

Includes bill from Thomas Howard, London, for one handsome, double gilt, copper vane and pedestal, with points, spindle, etc., etc., settled through Henry Kellett Esq., 23 February 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/10)

Includes bill from Susanna Patten for mason's work, paving in foot way at Minor Canon Row, cutting away string course and fitting quoins at east end of cathedral, etc., settled 26 November 1785 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/11)

Includes bill from Peter Penn, smith, for repairing the bells, etc., settled 30 November 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/13)

Includes bill from Francis Patten, mason, for repairs to Chapter House arch and east window, etc., settled 30 November 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/14)

Includes receipt from Edward Nicholls [cf. Nichols] for payment for repairing keys to chair organ, 28 January 1782 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/16)

 

Includes bill from Eason Harrison, cathedral carpenter, for fixing irons to the decayed pier and shoring up the arch in the south cross aisle, etc., settled 30 November 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/17)

 Includes receipt from John King for subscription towards rebuilding Chart Sutton church, 30 November 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/18)  

Includes bill from John Benifold for payment for rent for tenement [cf. Garth House] opposite Minor Canon Row, Rochester, 26 November 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/25)

 

Includes certificate as to death of John [cf. James] Nickless, almsman, in parish of St. James, Poole, Dorset on 3 April 1781, from Samuel Fawconer [cf. Falconer], minister and William Hosier and Robert Miller, churchwardens, 1 June 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/40)

 

Includes Sun Fire Office insurance premium reminder note from Jacob Cazeneuve Troy, agent at Chatham, March 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/41)

 

Includes receipts from E. Boyce for Dr. William Boyce’s Church Music, 14 February 1780 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/44-45)

 

Includes receipt from Richard Brenchley for as new set of bell ropes, 10 March 1780 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/52)

 

Includes receipt from Thomas Nottingham of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, London, for £20 collected on His Majesty’s letter, 6 December 1779 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/70)

 

Includes account of timber on Mr. Abraham Austen’s farm at Marden, arranged by field, field names given, some trees marked as having been cut down to repair a barn floor at Marden, 1785 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/72)

 

Includes bill from Eason Harrison, cathedral carpenter, for repairing the boarding of Chertsey’s Gate, etc., 1782 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/76)

 

Includes bill from William Stubbs, Overseer of the Poor, for relieving Thomas Saxby of Yalding, widow Hickman and Margaret Rolt, settled 1 December 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/79)

 

Includes bill from Eason Harrison, cathedral carpenter, for repairing the bells, shoring and securing the pier in the south cross aisle and paying Scarterfield for boring the pier, etc., 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/88)

 

Includes receipt from Thomas Jolly for a set of bell ropes, 10 January 1785 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/109b)

 

Includes account of timber marked and measured by Eason Harrison, cathedral carpenter, at Shorsted, Rede Court, Strood, Darenth (Darnth), Monk Wood, Wouldham and for surveying Rev. Mr. Dodsworth’s repairs, 1782 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/110)

 

Includes account of elm timber surveyed at Denton in occupation of Mr. Nicholas Gilbee [cf. Gilby] by Samuel Baker, Rochester, 19 January 1787 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/111)

 

Includes bills from Richard Cackett, plumber, for new water works, settled 26 November 1785 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/113, 115)

 

Includes bill from Robert Mylne, London, for surveying the cathedral inside and out, for a report recommending works chiefly pertaining to the front of the south cross aisle and for supervising workmen 1776-1778, c1778 with receipt 13 December 1779 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/121-122)

 

Includes bill from James Lawford, Dartford, for surveying the spire and making estimate of repairs, settled 12 November 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/123)

 

Includes bill from William Jemmett, Ashford, for travelling to Leatherhead, Surrey, to survey the parsonage and tithes and make a terrier, settled 29 June 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/127)

 

Includes receipt from Samuel Howard, London, on behalf of Mrs. Hannah Boyce for payment for remainder of subscription for two sets of Dr. Boyce’s Anthems, 8 March 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/132)

 

Includes receipt from Richard Brenchley for a set of bell ropes, 16 March 1781 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/144)

 

Includes account of elm timber at Rodmersham sold to Mr. Taylor, Rochester 20 August 1779 (DRc/FTv 139 Pt. I/162)

Includes receipts for repairs to the cathedral and Minor Canon Row, passim

Includes receipts for payment of Land Tax, Window Tax, water supply and insurance for Minor Canon Row, Manor of Ambree, Rochester and organist's house, passim

File updated by Borough Archivist 20 March 2008


Date: 1779-1785
Quantity: 1 bundle/166 items +DRc/FTv 139 Part I/109b
Result number 16 - Please quote Reference: DRc_Rochester_Priory_and_other_Religious_Houses_1080_1541/DRc_Z_00_Intro on request slip.

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Introduction: Miscellaneous and Fragmentary Records

The following documents are of a very miscellaneous character and have been brought together here for convenience. Many are just fragments of documents either cut to line seal bags or cut for the attachment of seals. They include the "butterfly fragments" cut from the early Rochester priory library list, a list of documents belonging to Strood Hospital in about 1400, rough lists of lands and properties belonging to Chatham church in the sixteenth century, notably Pungherst over which they had much trouble later on +, a leaf from a copy of a commentary on Aquinas, a folio of illuminated plainsong, the admission of a warder to Chatham church and part of a sixteenth century copy of a Leeds priory cartulary. There are also three documents for Boxley abbey and a roll for Milton abbey, Dorset. There is no explanation for their presence in this collection A summary of the Priors' Book of Rochester has been included at the end. It is catalogued as DRc/Elb1A into which book it has been sewn. Synopsis of section contents:

DRc/Z1-23 The Cathedral priory of St. Andrew, the Apostle, Rochester.
DRc/Z24-30 The Priory of St. Mary and St. Nicholas Leeds
DRc/Z31 The Hospital of the New Work of St. Mary, Strood
DRc/Z32-34 The Abbey of St. Mary Boxley
DRc/Z35 Milton Abbey, Dorset

* Transferred to Dorset.
Date: N/A
Quantity: N/A


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Unfit For Production

Dartford Holy Trinity parish records.

Civil Parish, Poor Law and Settlement records.

Examination [part] of Susanna Brooks alias Sinderford, born at Sherborne in Dorset, rogue and vagabond, hired to Joseph Sanders at Salisbury, Wiltshire, collarmaker, then to Thomas Jones of St. James' parish, Bristol, bucklemaker, and order for her removal [part] to St. James' parish, Bristol.

Date: 4 August 1755
Quantity: 2 items (paper)
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Marriage Licence (1) Humphrey Leoline Jenkins of Lillington, Dorset, bachelor (2) Margaret Campbell Ward of Nurstead, spinster (Nurstead Church)
Date: 7 November 1940
Quantity: 1 item
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Chatham Borough Archives
 

Redevelopment, Prosecutions & Probate

 

Chatham Clearance Area, 99/137 New Road Redevelopment. File Ref. C/08/1 (1 file) 1956

 

Chatham Borough Council Unsuccessful Quotations.  File Ref. W20/4 (1 file) 1957-1971

 

Ordnance Street, Chatham, Declaratory Order. Correspondence with the Ministry of Town & Country Planning.  File Ref. 0/02/01/7 (1 file) 1947-1949

 

Ordnance Street, Chatham, Declaratory Order. Correspondence with Planning Committee. File Ref. 0/02/01/5 (1 file) 1947-1949

 

Ordnance Street, Chatham, Declaratory Order.  Correspondence with Borough Surveyor. File Ref. 0/02/01/4 (1 file) 1947-1950

 

Ordnance Street, Chatham, Declaratory Order.  General Correspondence File.  File Ref. 0/02/01/1(a) (1 file) 1949-1952

 

Chatham Borough Compulsory Purchase Order. Compensation Costs in Finding Alternative Accommodation.  File Ref. C/32 (1 file) 1957-1958

 

Probate File for Mrs E JLucas.  Died 1966, 

Includes Last Will & Testament mentioning Executors, Includes Funeral Receipt for Mr G A Lucas from A.H. Apps dated 21st February 1963

Includes Death Certificate of Lucas, died 1963 at

Includes Death Certificate of MHarber 1967

Includes Death Certificate of E J Lucas

Includes Birth Certificate of E J Old (later Lucas) 1885 at Fulcherston Bourton, Dorset.

Includes Marriage Certificate of G A Lucas and E J Old at East Ham in the County of Essex.  1911. (1 file) 1966-1967

 

Property Terrier of Corporation.  File Ref. P/2 (1 file) 1957

 

Chatham Borough Council Prosecutions.

 

Chatham Council Houses, Electricity. File Ref. H/02/22 (1 file) 1951-1955

 

Chatham Requisition of Land for Housing. Includes Ordnance Survey Maps. File Ref. H2 (A-B) 1966-1971

 

Chatham Requisition of Land for Housing. Includes Ordnance Survey Maps. File Ref. H2 (M) (1 file) 1962-1974

 

Chatham Requisition of Land for Housing. Includes Ordnance Survey Maps. File Ref. H2 (N-R) (1 file) 1963-1973


Date: 1947-1974
Quantity: 1 box/14 files
Result number 20 - Please quote Reference: Gillingham_Borough_Council_1903_1998/GBC_B_066 on request slip.

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Gillingham Borough Council.

Town Clerk's Department.

Cemetery maintenance and removal of gravestones.

St. Mary's Churchyard. B40

Correspondence between the Town Clerk and the Diocesan Registry, The Precinct, Rochester, local incumbent, local residents and memoranda between the Town Clerk and other chief and senior officers and others, discussing upkeep of the churchyard, vandalism, noise and Bye-laws, etc.

Includes stencil typescript copy of Order in Council discontinuing burials in the churchyard, 25 June 1857.

Includes letter from Wilson Kenyon, Town Clerk of Poole, Dorset to the Town Clerk, covering attached report on Poole's disused cemeteries and upkeep and vandalism matters pertaining, 19 December 1950.

[MTC/MR/23]

Date: [1857] 1946-1974
Quantity: 1 folder/c.125pp.
Result number 21 - Please quote Reference: S_MN_Medway_Navigation_Company_1627_to_1936/S_MN_FL_01 on request slip.

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Medway Navigation Company (The Company of Proprietors of the Navigation of the River Medway)

Financial records

Ledger, general series

Arranged by account (i.e. subscriber, client or operation, e.g. Sir Lionel Sackville, Duke of Dorset, John Fane, Earl of Westmorland, Sir Thomas Dyke, Bt., Thomas Budgen Esq., John Hooker, James Colebrook Esq., lime, timber, lock at Farley [cf. Farleigh] Bridge, utensils, lock at Teston, ford at St. Helen's, ford at Wateringbury Bow, river [Medway] between Hampstead and Twyford Bridge (Yalding), lock at Maidstone, lock at Peckham Depth, towing path, Hampstead Green and Tumbling Bay at Twyford (Yalding), stones, wharf at Branbridge[s] (East Peckham), freight, scouring the river, maintaining the River Medway navigable, etc.) across double pages or folios under headings debtor (expenditure) and contra (creditor, i.e. receipts), giving date of transaction, description of goods delivered or work done (e.g. crane, wharf, carpentry, keeping horses, masonry, labour, etc.) and amount paid or payable.

Includes separate index booklet at front, giving name of client or operation and page or folio no.

Date: 1740-1757
Quantity: 1 volume/200pp. plus ff. 200-376
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Medway Navigation Company (The Company of Proprietors of the Navigation of the River Medway)

Financial records

Ledger, general series

Arranged by account (i.e. subscriber, client or operation, e.g. George Sackville, Duke of Dorset, John Fane, Earl of Westmorland, Sir Thomas Dyke, Bt., Dame Anne Dyke, Mrs. Mary Wordsworth, Josias Wordsworth, Sir John Honywood, Bt., Sackville Bale Esq., Thomas Whiffen, Sir John Dixon Dyke, Bt., William Mountague, Sir Philip Boteler, Bt., John Turke, Francis Lord le Despenser, Sir Thomas Stapleton, Bt., Thomas Budgen Esq., John Hooker, James Colebrook Esq., lime, timber, lock at Farley [cf. Farleigh] Bridge, utensils, lock at Teston, ford at St. Helen's, ford at Wateringbury Bow, river [Medway] between Hampstead and Twyford Bridge (Yalding), lock at Maidstone, lock at Peckham Depth, towing path, Hampstead Green and Tumbling Bay at Twyford (Yalding), stones, wharf at Branbridge[s] (East Peckham), freight, scouring the river, maintaining the River Medway navigable, freight, coals at Branbridge(s), etc.) across double pages or folios under headings debtor (expenditure) and contra (creditor, i.e. receipts), giving date of transaction, description of goods delivered or work done (e.g. crane, wharf, carpentry, keeping horses, masonry, labour, etc.) and amount paid or payable.

Includes front index, giving name of client or operation and folio no.

Date: 1757-1769
Quantity: 1 volume/221ff.
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Medway (Navigation) Company

Financial records

Ledger, general series

Arranged by account (e.g. Larking, Waite, Duke of Dorset, Claridge, Marquis Camden, Lord de L'Isle, profit and loss, rents, eneral account, necessary expenses, scouring the river, maintaining the River Medway navigable, freight, utensils, gravel, deals, stones, Welsh coals, coals at Branbridge(s), coals at Tonbridge, etc.) across double pages or folios under headings debtor (expenditure) and contra (creditor, i.e. receipts), giving date of transaction, description of goods delivered or work done (e.g. crane, wharf, carpentry, keeping horses, masonry, labour, etc.) and amount paid or payable.


Date: 1842-1844
Quantity: 1 volume/239ff. used
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Strood

Dorset Villa, 58 Bryant Rd*

Conveyance of piece of land (1889) between A Morgan and M Goldsborough [reciting earlier transaction of 1879]; abstract of title 1897; conveyance of Packman to Baker (1902) and abstract of title (1945) of Patterson, and Usborne

*Bryant Road was formerly Knolle Road

1 bundle of 8 docs


Date: 1889-1949
Quantity: bundle
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Ross and Foord families of Rochester

Letter from Charlotte E. Rice of Park House, 75 Albert Bridge Road, London SW11 to Canon S. Wheatley of St. Margaret’s Church, Rochester 1933 (DE53/1/146/1) covering Wheatley's letter to her deceased father R. Garraway [?] Rice Esq., JP, FSA 1930 (DE53/1/146/2) and also returning several news-cuttings originally sent with the letter, containing a serialised article from Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham News, 1917 entitled "Ross and Foord : some chapters of Rochester history" subtitled as follows. (Wheatley names the author as Tutman[?])

(DE53/1/146/3) Introductory : Rochester of the 18th Century
2 June 1917 (DE53/1/146/4) The Ross family.
(DE53/1/146/5) Armigers of old. 23 June 1917
(DE53/1/146/6) From the Abbey of the Cerne [Abbas] [Dorset] to Rochester 30 June 1917
(DE53/1/146/7) The substance of a diligent man is precious. [-]
(DE53/1/146/8) Foords and the lure of Luton Valley. 21 July 1917
(DE53/1/146/9) The household of St. Nicholas. 28 July 1917
(DE53/1/146/10) The tomb in St. Margaret's [Church, Rochester] and its story [chapter IX is missing] 4 August 1917
(DE53/1/146/11) Satis. [House, Rochester] 18 August 1917
(DE53/1/146/12) Unto the third and fourth generation. 23 August 1917
(DE53/1/146/13) Botley Grange [Hampshire] [chapters XIII - XVI missing]
(DE53/1/146/14) The standards give honour.
With stamped envelope.
Date: 1917-1933
Quantity: 1 bundle/15 items

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