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Result number 1 - Please quote Reference: 04_DE_SERIES_0251_0500/DE0399 on request slip.

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Title deeds to property in Milton-next-Gravesend, (including 24 & 32 Harmer Street and 31 Queen Street) parties Smith, Yeoman, Jennings, Whiffin, Pattinson, Taffs, Arnold, Strange, Harmer, Peacock, with numerous probate copy or copy wills (including Isabella Edwards of Gravesend, widow 1772; Bemjamin Smith of North Street, Middlesex 1817; William Smith of Gravesend, gentleman 1819; Peggy Outram Smith of Gravesend, widow 1843; Richard Parker of Shinglewell [i.e. Singlewell], gentleman [1687]; Thomas Wood of Milton next Gravesend, victualler [1725?]; John Smith of Gravesend, Esq. 1862; Charlotte Elizabeth Smith of Gravesend, widow 1843;) with apparently unrelated items comprising inventory of contents of 201 High Street, Rochester, late of William Manclark 1886; lease of cement business & premises at Borstal, Winch to Borstal Manor Cement Co. Ltd. 1897; letters about political controversy 1880, P. Wykeham Martin memorial and other matters, correspondents/addressees comprising Mayor of Rochester and Clifton 1880, Mrs. Hyatt-Woolf/C.E. Lawrence 1890, Lord Darnley/R. Prall 1890, Town Clerk of Rochester/Lord Darnley 1878 and Clifton again
Date: 1642-1866
Quantity: 1 bundle/20 items
Result number 2 - Please quote Reference: 04_DE_SERIES_0251_0500/DE0407 on request slip.

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Roll of facsimile or blue-print drawings of pumping stations in Chatham including Snodhurst Valley by Gimson of Leicester, Leicestershire Simpson of London, Taylor of Westminster, Middlesex and Marshall of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

CBA Additional?
Date: c.1898-c.1922
Quantity: 11 sheets


Result number 3 - Please quote Reference: 04_DE_SERIES_0251_0500/DE0456 on request slip.

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Release to make a tenant to the Precipe for suffering 2 Common Recoveries and to make Partition and Settlement of property: Shairp family, A.F. Miller, W. Stevens & J. Barker; property in Old Brentford, Ealing, Middlesex and St. Margaret's, Rochester, successively occupied by John Heneker, John Pitcairn, Edward Ryan, John Matthews Esq., Eleanor Matthews widow, Walter Burke and now [blank] Boyce,
Date: 16 January 1827
Quantity: 1 item
Result number 4 - Please quote Reference: 05_DE_SERIES_0501_0750/DE0532 on request slip.

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Family and personal estate papers of antecedents of Moverley or Moverly family of Medway Towns, Ramsgate, Surrey, and Middlesex including numerous pedigrees, probate copies of wills, correspondence, site plans, sale particulars, and parish register extracts; other related families including Simmons, Rutherford, Boxey, Webb, Parker and Tapley

uncatalogued

Please note that the condition of this collection is grade D (on a scale of A-E) and large parts of it are unfit for production 


Date: Early - mid 19th. Century.
Quantity: 8 folders
Result number 5 - Please quote Reference: 05_DE_SERIES_0501_0750/DE0598 on request slip.

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Title deeds to 172-184 Eastgate, High Street, Rochester relating to site of showrooms and offices of Seeboard and adjacent premises as rented out by Seeboard (formerly Kent Electric Power Co.), successive earlier parties including Ralph James Fremlin, Richard Henry Fremlin and Walter Thomas Fremlin all of Maidstone, brewers (later Whitbread Fremlin Ltd.) (pale ale and stout stores) 1875; Edward Robert Coles of Rochester esq. 1875; Henry Shelley of Penge, wax chandler 1877; Henry Prentis formerly of Rochester, later of Bombay, India, now of 15 Southwick Street, Bayswater, Middlesex, Esq. and John Ross Foord of Rochester, builder 1885; Edward Richard Coles of Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, gentleman and Miss Ellen Spong of Rochester 1879; Franklin George Homan of Rochester, auctioneer 1902; Abraham Field of Warwick Street, Middlesex, gentleman and John Lewis Levy of Rochester, merchant 1843; John Kidwell of Rochester, auctioneer 1899; Rochester Squash Club Ltd., 26 High Street, Chatham/The Terrace, Rochester 1938-1944 and the Target Detective Agency of 172 High Street, Rochester 1976; with several abstracts of title reciting from 1839, numerous site plans and declaration by Alfred William Ratcliffe Esq., manager of Rochester Branch of Fremlin Brothers, 172 High Street, Rochester for 26 years, 1929.
Date: [1839] 1840-1986
Quantity: 1 box/c.200 items
Result number 6 - Please quote Reference: 05_DE_SERIES_0501_0750/DE0697 on request slip.

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Additional records of Parish of Holy Trinity, Gillingham (Twydall), comprising:

 

Minute book of Main Committee 1951-1954 (1 volume);
Minute book of Twydall Green church committee 1955-1956 (1 volume);
Correspondence between Rev. F.W. Jordan of Rainham Vicarage and others planning for the new church/church extension scheme 1952-1957 (1 folder);
Twydall New Church Fund pocket account book 1952-1953 (1 small booklet);
Facsimile architect's drawings for Twydall parsonage 1953 (1 packet);
Correspondence with London architects about Twydall parsonage 1953-1954, with facsimile drawings (1 wallet folder);
  Accounts and correspondence associated with building of church hall [?] and social activities at Twydall organised from Rainham 1952-1955 (1 folder);
Hall licencing 1953-1957 (1 folder);
Parochial Church Council secretary's correspondence 1964-1972 including correspondence with F.A. Burden MP, House of Commons, Westminster, Middlesex;
Parochial Church Council minutes and reports 1967-1969, 1972-1975, 1982-1993 [gaps] (2 wallet folders, 1 bundle);
Church guide or leaflet c.1985 (1 pamphlet);
Log book recording maintenance work and weather conditions 1977-1989, referring to Great Storm of 17 October 1987 and containing architect's drawings and plans 1950s-1980s (1 volume and loose enclosures);
Ecclesiastical Insurance 1954-1969;
Quinquennial repairs 1973 (1 folder);
Strayed papers relating to organ, rating and valuation, welfare foods, faculties, clergy and church building with facsimile architect's drawings including printed orders of service for dedication of Twydall Green chapel and hall 1954 and licencing of Rev. Stephen G. Crookshank BA as priest-in-charge of Holy Trinity, Twydall 1958, etc. (1 bundle).

Call no.: P153K


Date: 1951-1993
Quantity: As above
Result number 7 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1097 on request slip.

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Indented deed of certification of receipt of brass weights and measures from the Commissioners of HM Treasury, the Chamberlains of the Exchequer and their Deputies at Court of the Receipt [cf. Tally Court] of HM Exchequer, Westminster, Middlesex, parties HM Exchequer and John and Robert Warner of the Crescent, Irwin Street, London, citizens and brass founders, for the use of and delivery of the same to Thomas Saunders, mayor of Rochester, witnessed by G. Frederick, Tally Office

[Archivist’s note: this document, formerly framed, is believed to have been hung in the office of Barry H.D. Wilder who retired as Divisional Trading Standards Officer, Kent County Council, Kingsley House, 37/39 Balmoral Road, Gillingham, who served previously as Inspector of Weights and Measures at the Guildhall, High Street, Rochester (from 1947), Batchelor Street, Chatham before moving to Gillingham. He retired c.1981.]

ISAD (G) reference/call number: RCA (additional)


Date: 24 December 1825
Quantity: 1 membrane, mounted on card
Result number 8 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1179 on request slip.

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Additional records of Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham Gas Company, 95 High Street, Rochester and initial deposit of Rochagas Sports and Social Club records, Pattens Lane, Rochester and Pavilion, Star Meadow, Star Mill Lane, Gillingham, comprising:

 

Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham Gas Company (later South Eastern Gas Board)

 

photograph album containing 10” x 8” and 8” x 6” views of interiors and exteriors of gas company premises and groups of staff, viz. offices, lecture theatre, cash counter, window display, advertising hoardings and showrooms 95 High Street, Rochester 1920, 1921, 1923, 1931 (Rochester Historical Pageant and Civic Week), 1935; main showrooms, window display, exterior flashing gas sign and offices, Victoria Bridge, Gillingham (day and night) 1922-1923, 1926; Chatham showrooms, lecture hall, basement 74 High Street, Chatham 1929; Rainham showrooms (day and night) 1930; Messrs. Paine and Co., outfitters and pawnbrokers, 40 High Street/1 Station Road, Strood (night-time) c.1930; George Kent, wholesale and retail grocer and provision merchant’s shop, 196 High Street, Rochester and Robert Lane and Son, oilmen’s shop 208 Star Hill, Rochester at night-time c.1930; Charles Woollett and Son, art dealers’ shop, 19 High Street, Rochester at night-time c.1930; H.W. Herbert, newsagent’s shop, 20 Ordnance Street, Chatham 1929; Rochester Cathedral nave and choir lit by semi-indirect gas lighting at night-time 1925; plain reading index 1928; Stand No.3, Empire Exhibition, Town Hall, Dock Road, Chatham 1930; Parkinson Stove Co. display at Gillingham Exhibition, Gillingham Park 1938; Wright and Co. display Gillingham Exhibition, Gillingham Park 1938; Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham Gas Co. display, Gillingham Exhibition, Gillingham Park 1938; Davis Gas Stove Co. display, Gillingham Exhibition, Gillingham Park 1938; Vines Lane, Rochester lit by directional reflectors 1932 [?]; phases of erection of Distribution Department stores and workshops, Gas House Road, Rochester 1929-1930; Distribution Department in use, loading dock, main store, general office, carpenter’s shop, stove repairers’ shop, blacksmith’s shop, mess room, lavatory, plant and men 1931; crack in brick wall, 95 High Street, Rochester 1934; kiosk containing 18” governor on Strood Esplanade 1936; Rochester Bridge at night-time; City Way, Rochester at night-time 1936; furnace constructed for HM Dockyard, Chatham 1937; apprentices Peter Underwood and Eric Smith at nursery school, Chatham 1945; model kitchen display, Gillingham Municipal Housing Exhibition 1945; men casting hot plate burners at Gillingham Works, Pier Road, Gillingham c.1935; specimen hot plate burners and bars xmade at  Gillingham Works, Pier Road, Gillingham c.1935; showroom display 1948; factory emergency treatment room display, Corn Exchange, Northgate, Rochester 1947; showrooms, Victoria Bridge, Gillingham c.1935; display of gas by-products, Corn Exchange, Northgate, Rochester 1947; showroom display on cricket test match theme, by Miss Regan, artist 1948; window display on theme of Spring and the seasons 1948; Gas Co. float, Medway Towns Carnival, seen outside the Distribution Dept., Rochester [?], 1948; laying of 12” high pressure gas main under railway viaduct, Oak Lane, Upchurch c.1948; Second World War memorial above fireplace, 95 High Street, Rochester 1949; water heater display at Chatham showroom, 74 High Street, Chatham 1948; Chatham showrooms 1949; South Eastern Gas Board stand at unspecified exhibition c.1948; domestic science rooms Warren Wood Secondary School for Schools, Rochester and Christchurch Secondary School for Girls, Chatham c.1948; displays of kitchen with gas supply, c.1948; the mayor of Rochester in regalia inspecting a cooker on the St. William’s Way estate 1948; cooker and boiler, St. William’s Way estate 1948; salt bath heat treatment furnaces and waterising plant, Distribution Dept., Rochester [?], c.1948; cooker and boiler, Eastcourt, Twydall estate, Gillingham c.1948; cooker and boiler, Eastcourt, Featherby Estate, Gillingham c.1948; cooker and boiler, Wayfield Estate, Chatham c.1948; fish-frying range, R.C. Whittaker's fried fish shop, 288-290 High Street, Chatham c.1948; presentation of prizes by mayoress of Rochester, Festival of Cookery Competition, 95 High Street, Rochester, watched by R.H. Munns, Sales and Service Manager, Kent County Division 1951; discussion group, 95 High Street, Rochester, attendees named, 1953; gas heating unit to greenhouses at Rochester Greyhound Stadium, Maidstone Road, Rochester c.1948; restaurant kitchen at 91 High Street, Chatham c.1948; group of Kent County Division [?] Sales and Service staff on occasion of visit to Ascot Gas Water Heaters Ltd. Works, Neasden, Middlesex 1952; twin Baker Perkins ovens c.1948; City and Guilds examination areas, Distribution Stores, Gas House Road, Rochester 1954; demonstration of Australian cookery by Miss Nancy Jepp of Melbourne, Chatham Town Hall, in presence of J.D.C. Woodall, Sales and Service Manager, Kent County Division and audience 1954 [cf. Australia]; Bratt-Colbran luminous panel heaters in the nave of St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Gillingham Green, Gillingham c.1950

 

Photographers: T.E. Howe, 24 High Street, Chatham, J.N. Willis, 67 High Street, Chatham and others

 

1 volume/173 prints

 

1920-1954

 

[Archivist’s note. This item was salvaged c.1980 during demolition from the attic of a row of cottages formerly owned by the gas board in Corporation Street, Rochester at the rear of 95 High Street, Rochester, where it was used as the base of a timber in a roof truss.]

 

[For previous deposits of records of Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham Gas Co. see DE515 and DE1110]

 

British Gas South Eastern

 

Regional Organisation Review District Level 4 1991

1 x A4 booklet

[Depositor’s work copy]

 

Rochagas Sports and Social Club

minute book, meeting at Rochagas Sports Pavilion, Star Meadow, Darland Avenue, Gillingham 1949-1951 (1 volume) minute book, meeting at Rochagas Sports Pavilion, Star Meadow, Darland Avenue, Gillingham, 1951-1955 (1 volume)

minute book, meeting at Rochagas Sports Pavilion, Star Meadow, Darland Avenue, Gillingham 1955-1975 (1 volume)

 

account book 1947-1977 (1 volume)

 

visitors’ book, Rochagas Sports and Social Club 1950-1977 (1 volume)

 

Rochagas Football Club, season 1926-1927, Rochester and District League.

Photographer: Medway Studios, Chatham and Gillingham

c.1927

Mounted on card

[Fragmentary]

 

Rochagas Tennis Club, members named, champions in Kent County Division versus Medway Lawn Tennis Association 1950.

Photographer: not stated

Mounted on card

 

Rochagas 6th. annual children’s party, Central Hall, High Street, Chatham, Christmas 1954

Photographer: not stated

Two prints mounted on card.

 

Main hall, kitchen and shower room, Rochagas Sports Pavilion, Rochagas Sports and Social Club, Star Meadow, Darland Avenue, Gillingham c.1950

3 items

Photographer: Leonard Hill, 40 Ewart Road, Chatham

 

CDRoms compiled by Mr. R. Craddock, depositor

 

Pictorial History of Gas in Medway

2 x CDRom (MS Publisher) Compiled c.2008

 

Photographs scanned from album above

1 x CDRom

Compiled c.2008


Date: 1920-c.2008
Quantity: 6 volumes, 3 x CDRom, 7 x loose photographs
Result number 9 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1191 on request slip.

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Additional records of Chatham Borough Council, formerly Chatham Local Board of Health (1849-1890), comprising General Board of Health hand-drawn and hand-coloured maps of Chatham, produced pursuant to the Public Health Act (1848)

 

Surveyor Edward Gotto, 35A Great George Street, Westminster, Middlesex

 

Scale: 10’: 1 mile

 

(District map scale: 2’: 1 mile)

 

Stamped and issued by the General Board of Health 1853

 

ISAD(G)/Collection ref: CBA 

 

 


Date: 1852
Quantity: 16 sheets each c.3’ 2 ¼” x c.2’ 2”
Result number 10 - Please quote Reference: 06_DE_SERIES_0751_1000/DE0800 on request slip.

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Additional records of the United Benefice and Parish of Burham and Wouldham, comprising records of the former parish of Wouldham and subsequent United Benefice and Parish of Burham and Wouldham as follows:

United Benefice and Parish of Burham and Wouldham

parochial church council (PCC) minutes 1976-1981 (1 volume);
Joint PCC and Methodist Church meeting minutes 1983 (1 booklet);
Joint PCC and Methodist Church ecumenical council meeting minutes 1986-1991 (1 bundle);
PCC correspondence 1984-1997 (1 folder);
PCC electoral roll 1990-1991 (1 packet);
PCC correspondence and papers relating to insurances, archaeological surveys, relations with Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council, organ repairs and electoral roll 1984-1992 (1 folder);
PCC correspondence and papers relating to electoral roll, lay ministry and churchyard, with copy of sharing agreement with Methodist Church (1984) 1976-1987 (1 folder);
parochial church council minutes 1982-1985 (1 booklet);
PCC and Joint (Methodist Church) Church Council minutes 1988-1992 (1 folder);
PCC minutes 1985-1987 and annual general meeting minutes 1976-1983 (1 folder);
agenda, minutes and reports, mangers' meeting, Wouldham Church of England Primary School 1976-1981 (1 folder);

Parish of Wouldham

Easter vestry and annual parochial meeting minutes 1962-1976 (1 bundle);
parochial church council minutes 1971-1976 (1 volume);
PCC electoral roll 1972 (1 volume);
PCC electoral roll 1968-1972 (1 folder);
correspondence with Purcell Miller Tritton and Partners of Sevenoaks and others pertaining to maintenance of fabric 1961-1979 and with London Weekend Television about location filming for Enemy at the Door 1977 (1 folder);
correspondence pertaining to churchyard and repair of fabric 1959-1979 (1 folder);
questions preparatory to bishop's primary visitation 1974 with sample orders of service (1 folder);
papers relating to stipend and church running expenses 1979-1981 (1 folder);
correspondence with Purcell Miller Tritton about fabric repairs and quinquennial inspections 1975-1980 and newscuttings and contact prints relating to the church fete 1953-1962 (1 folder);
correspondence with W. Walker and Sons Ltd. of Ruislip, Middlesex, organ builders and F.H. Browne and Sons of Canterbury, organ builders 1949-1957 (1 folder);
correspondence about Wouldham School and Educational Trust, pastoral measure and local planning developments 1965-1973 (1 folder);
correspondence and cuttings about Wouldham School centenary 1967-1968 (1 packet);
All Saints Church, Wouldham a history, AD2000 (booklet);
coloured facsimile drawings of temporary vestry lean-to by Pamela Cunnington, London WC1 1961 (1 sheet);
faculty papers 1967, 1979 (2 items, paper);
marriage licence between M.A. Hill of Strood, bachelor and Valerie A. Brunger of Aylesford, spinster 1974.

Call number: P405 additional.

File updated by Borough Archivist.

Date: 1949-1997
Quantity: As above
Result number 11 - Please quote Reference: 06_DE_SERIES_0751_1000/DE0801 on request slip.

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Additional records of St. Mary's parish church, Dock Road, Chatham, and of Mrs. K.F. Forster of Boxley, of the Friends of St. Mary’s, formerly in the custody of Medway Heritage Centre Trust, deposited by the Trust on behalf of the Rochester Diocesan Society and Board of Finance, Diocesan Office, St. Nicholas' Church, Boley Hill, Rochester, comprising:register of marriages, St. Mary's Church, in the parish of St. Mary and St. John, 1964-1969 (1 volume);
parochial church council (PCC) minute book 1920-1935 (1 volume);
parochial church council minute book 1935-1948 (1 volume and loose enclosures);
PCC minute book 1948-1952 (1 volume and loose enclosures);
PCC secretary's copies of PCC agenda papers and minutes 1959-1975 (1 folder);
PCC income and expenditure account book 1957-1973 (1 volume);
annual statements of accounts 1944-1975 [gaps] (1 bundle);
offertory record 1904-1915 (1 volume);
general correspondence pertaining to fabric repairs, insurance, sale of property and vicarage and printed matter comprising service sheets, parish magazines and church and other local pamphlets 1923-1976 (1 folder);
printed service sheets and commemorative leaflets 1898-1965 (1 packet);
correspondence, copy petition and associated papers relating to objections to first proposal to close the church 1954-1956 (1 folder);
correspondence and other papers relating to objections to second proposal to close the church, appeal and pastoral measure 1962-1977 (1 folder);
correspondence and papers relating to benefice matters, assets and closure of St. Mary's Church, 1886-1974 (1 folder);
antiquarian notes about St. Mary’s Church and correspondence with interested parties concerning closure and future use of the church and churchyard c.1959-c.1975 (1 folder);
grant and conveyance of land for school site, St. Mary's Schools, Chatham and associated papers 1881-1935 (1 bundle);
lease of lease and release, parties John Bulfinch of Wapping in the parish of Stepney alias Stebonheath, Middlesex, gentleman and John Hull of Chatham, shipwright, in respect of land in the Brook, Chatham 18 March 1690 / 1691 (1 membrane);
certificate of attendance at communion of Ebenezer Creswell carpenter of HMS Northumberland, 5 November 1721 (1 membrane);
marriage licence of Ernest Alexander McBean of St. Marylebone, Middlesex, bachelor and Lily Buck of Chatham, spinster 1894 (1 membrane);
title deeds, citations, grants Tithe papers and other legal papers 1861-1903 (1 bundle);
Church of England Men's Society (CEMS) minute book, membership record and account book 1904-1924 (1 volume);
memorandum book compiled by the K.F. Forster [?], secretary [?] of the Friends of St. Mary's 1958-1965 (1 volume and loose enclosures);
photograph album illustrating the interior and exterior of the church and surrounding area c.1972 (1 volume);
black and white and colour photographs of exterior of St. Mary’s Church and belfry and bells, St. John’s Church, Railway Street, Chatham, civic ceremonies and visiting dignitaries, some relating to opening of Medway Heritage Centre, c.1972 – c.1979 (1 bundle) (Friends of St. Mary’s);
bound parish magazines and The Banner of Faith 1887 (1 volume);
visitors' book 1903-1974 (1 volume and loose enclosures);
leases of land, faculties, litigation papers, parsonage house papers, Charity Commission scheme for Payne’s Charity (1878), stock receipts (1925) and declaration of trusts regarding St. Mary’s school (1859), 1859-1925 (1 bundle/10 items/packets);
deed of exchange pursuant to the Enclosure Act of lands off New Road and Railway Street, Chatham, parties Rev. Henry B. Stevens and Major Mawdistley Gaussen Best of Boxley, with site plan, 1877 (2 membranes);
correspondence between successive incumbents of St. Mary's and War Department Lands Branch, Whitehall, London SW1 and Chatham Borough Council Education Committee about St. Mary's Church of England (Girls') School, Whiffen's Avenue, Chatham including site plan 1929-1940 (1 folder);
report and schedule relating to St. Mary’s School 1902-1903 (2 items, paper);
Act of Parliament for enlarging the present or providing an additional workhouse for the parish of Chatham 1802, printed 1881 (1 booklet);
Act of Parliament for enlarging the present or providing an additional workhouse for the parish of Chatham 1802, printed 1910 (1 booklet);
photocopy of typescript monumental inscriptions in the interior of St. Mary’s Church, compiled c.1980 (1 sheaf);
location chart for wall-mounted monumental inscriptions inside St. Mary’s Church compiled c.1850 (1 sheaf);
antiquarian notes on St. Mary’s Church, transcripts from the parish records, service sheets and inventories of assets, compiled or collated by Ron Foster of 52 Ingle Road, Chatham c.1965-c.1993 (1 folder);
papers pertaining to Deaconess Grace Partridge 1923-1925 (1 bundle);
commemorative scrapbook compiled by Rev. J. Tetley Rowe, incumbent of Chatham and his wife relative to the period, containing news cuttings, in-letters and photographs 1895-1907 (1 volume and loose enclosures);
printed pamphlet by Rev. J. Tetley Rowe, rector and Rev. G.M. Livett supporting appeal for funds to preserve two Norman arches in Chatham Church, 1901; printed pamphlet on history of Chatham Church c.1900; and typescript notes on history of the Dockyard Church c.1950 (1 packet/3 items);
printed booklet entitled A Medway Millennium: 947-1947 (1 booklet/40pp.);
scrapbook containing newscuttings relating the deployments of contemporary warships Royal Navy based c.1939-c.1945 (1 volume);
printed book entitled plans of harbours, bars, bays and roads in St. George's Channel by Lewis Morris of the Isle of Man, 1748 (1 volume) [mutilated];
HM Dockyard, Chatham, Constructive Department, painters and decorators' shop register of dockyard buildings redecorated, equipment loaned and equipment in stock, also containing memoranda as to named naval, police and civilian personnel relinquishing incumbency of accommodation areas, retirement or transfer and notes of occurrence of accidents and other events 1903-1948 (1 volume) [mutilated];
Black and white and colour photographs of the Royal Marines Band and individual musicians on board HMS Albion 1972 and HMS Fearless at Lisbon, Portugal 1972 and ashore at HMS Pembroke, Chatham 1983, in South America with HMS Hampshire 1968-1969, Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, Royal Albert Hall, London 1981 and elsewhere (1 bundle);
postcard photographs of three and four-masted sailing ships c.1920 (1 bundle);
printed booklet entitled Sailing and fighting instructions for His Majesty’s Fleet mainly comprising signals (1 booklet) [UFP] c.1750;
photocopy of text entitled St. Mary’s Church, Chatham, and its association with the Royal Navy, based on talks given by J.D. Crawshaw to Chatham Historical Society, c.1975 (1 sheaf);
printed pamphlet entitled The Royal Dockyard Church Chatham c.1969 (1 pamphlet);
printed souvenir programme for the launching of HMS Onslaught HM Dockyard, Chatham 24 September 1960 (1 pamphlet);
printed programme for launching ceremony for HMS Oberon 18 July 1959 (1 item, paper);
facscimile of MS reminiscences of Thomas I. Hill of Strood, fisherman and dredgerman, born 1807 at Strood, married Esther Back at Chatham Church 1830, recorded 1830 (1 bundle).[NB this deposit was made, as noted above, by Medway Heritage Centre Trust, on behalf of the Rochester Diocesan Society and Board of Finance, Diocesan Office, St. Nicholas' Church, Boley Hill, Rochester, legal successors to the St. Mary's Chatham parochial church council. At the same time the Trust deposited its own records, see deposit DE802. The arrangements for the joint deposit of collections DE801 and DE802, their common place of storage or origin prior to deposit and a similarity between the activities of the Friends of St. Mary's (and a continuation of their activities beyond the closure of the church) and those of Mr. R. Foster, a local historian and member of the Trust, make it impossible to establish with certainty the provenance of all the items in this collection. Some items in this deposit may therefore belong to the Medway Heritage Centre records and vice versa.]Call number P85 additional.File updated by Borough Archivist 5 July 2005

Date: 1748-1979
Quantity: 4 boxes and 1 large volume
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Records of Rogers, Stevens and Chance, (formerly C.E.T. Rogers, Son and Stevens), 10 New Road, Chatham, chartered surveyors, brewery agents and valuers of licensed property, comprising:correspondence with mortgage lenders and site plans pertaining to valuation of private houses in Medway Towns and surrounding area c.1965-c.1982 (2 boxes);statements of change of tenancy of public houses, off-licences and hotels mainly in the Medway Towns (Strood, Rochester, Chatham and Brompton/Gillingham) and Kent (including Maidstone, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Tenterden, Folkestone, Dover, Isle of Thanet, Sheerness and and Queenborough), but with many also covering the out-county area chiefly Sussex (including Northiam, Robertsbridge, Hastings, St. Leonards-on-Sea and Brighton) and Essex (including Bishops Stortford, Burnham-on-Crouch, Southend and Clacton-on-Sea), with a small coverage of Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire (Dorchester-on-Thames), Wiltshire (Marten), Surrey (including Godalming), Berkshire (Reading), Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Devon (Bear Inn, Colyton), London, Middlesex, Cambridgeshire (Cambridge), Norfolk (Spread Eagle, Barton Bendish) and Switzerland (San Domenico, Castagnola), parties (a) Rogers, Stevens and Chance acting as agents of brewers and (b) tenants, many containing valuation inventories of stock in hand and fixtures and fittings room by room, war damage correspondence and papers, dilapidations surveys, property inspection reports, monopopy valuations (stating social class of clientele), photographs and biographies of tenants, facsimile architects' drawings and site plans and correspondence with brewers, insurers and tenants, c.1871 *-c.1970. Some files contain only the firm's management correspondence on matters including petrol rationing early 1950s and use of motor vehicles c.1940 (164 boxes);finding aids to statements of change as above and correspondence files (2 1/2 boxes);brewery rating files pertaining to breweries in Kent and Norfolk, breweries comprising:
Mackeson’s Brewery, High Street, Hythe 1933-1972 (1 file);
Courage (Eastern) Building Department garages, stores and premises at 1 Buckland Road, Maidstone 1964-1967;
Fremlins Pale Ale Brewery, Stores and Offices, Earl Street, Maidstone 1950-1972;
Truman Hanbury Buxton and Co. Ltd., Bottling Stores, Surrey Street, Norwich, Norfolk 1950-1968;
Phoenix Brewery, Bow Road, Wateringbury 1923-1974 (1 file);
Cooperage and Sawmills, garages and premises, Buckland Road, Maidstone (Courage Eastern Ltd.) 1949-1974 (1 file);
Whitbread Fremlins, 43-47 Earl Street, Maidstone 1980-1983 (1 file);
Truman Ltd. Bottling Stores, 139-141 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk 1974 (1 file);
Medway Brewery, St. Peter’s Street, Maidstone, Courage (Eastern) Ltd. 1923-1977 (1 file);
The Brewery, Court Street, Faversham, Shepherd Neame Ltd. 1965-1978 (1 file);
Malt House, Nettlestead, Whitbread Fremlins Ltd. 1928-1980 (1 file);
Smaller Malt House, Nettlestead, Frederick Leney and Sons Ltd. 1928-1957 (1 file);
Off Licence 31-33 Pudding Lane, Maidstone; offices, garage, stores, workshops and premises, Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Whitbread Fremlins Ltd. 1931-1984 (1 file);
Wine and Spirit Stores, Court Street, Faversham, Whitbread Fremlins Ltd. 1963-1984 (1 file);
Brewery, Court Street, Faversham, Whitbread Fremlins Ltd. 1957-1983 (1 file);
(2 boxes);public house inventory books c.1915-c.1933, labelled George Taylor FAI, 13 and 19 Watts Place, Chatham, auctioneer and valuer, (7 1/2 boxes);letter books 1910-1932 (20 boxes);rating assessment books 1973-1974 (3 volumes);address book c.1970 (1 volume);valuation books 1967-1982 (4 binders);account books 1973-1980 (2 volumes) [* Most statements of change files post-date 1940. The only file prior to 1940 is an inventory for The Chequers public house, Higham, 1871. The surviving sequence begins at number 4591 before which the finding aid references are redundant. NB the statements of change have been weeded. 98% of files pertaining to the Medway Towns have been retained. About 40% of out area files have been destroyed as not containing inventories or other documents of social, architectural or economic value.]File updated by Borough Archivist 10 January 2004.

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Date: c.1871-1984
Quantity: Pending
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Documentation recording interventions at Rochester Castle, transferred under policy 19 of the Rochester Castle Conservation Plan Executive Summary Introduction, final draft February 2007 (p.12) (see below), comprising:

Rochester Castle Conservation Plan Executive Summary Introduction, final draft, prepared by the Paul Drury Partnership, 114 Shackleton Lane, Teddington, Middlesex, for Medway Council 2007 (1 spiral bound booklet) (MTC/CS/EDSL/TO/1/1)

Report of an archaeological evaluation at Rochester Castle, Kent, Rochester Castle, Medway, Kent NGR TQ 742 686: Report of an archaeological evaluation in association with new security fencing around the keep, text by Graham Keevill, Keevill Heritage Consultancy, for Medway Council October 2007 (1 spiral bound booklet) (MTC/CS/EDSL/TO/1/2)

not on open access


Date: 2007-(accruing)
Quantity: Accruing
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Hospital of Sir John Hawkins Knight in Chatham

Property and Estate Management:

EAST WICKHAM, PLUMSTEAD: FREEHOLD

Counterpart lease for 16 years

(i) Hawkins' Hospital
(ii) Richard Booth Smith of Huxley Farm, Edmonton, Middlesex, Farmer.

Smith's forge or shop with tithes at Welling in East Wickham, formerly occupied by William Reeves and now by Smith as above.

Rent: £160 p.a.
Date: 15 April 1830
Quantity: 1 membrane


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Letters Patent of King Charles II

Inspeximus of King Henry VIII's dotation charter of 20 June 1541.

The King at Westminster [Middlesex] 2 March 1670/1671

Endorsement

An Exemplificacion att the request if the nowe Deane and Chapter of Roffen ' Bathurst

Seal

This is a rather poor example of the great seal of King Charles II. It is broken into eight pieces and part of it is missing.

On the turned up edge is written

Examinatur per nos
(William [.... ])
(et )
R[.….]court)
in Cancellaria Magistrorum duos +

The entire headpiece of the first membrane of this document of this document has been engraved and parts of it inked in. There is an engraved portrait of the King within an oval 6 x 5 inches which itself lies with the enormous capital C 10 x 8 inches which is lavishly decorated with interlacing penwork, scroll penwork and conventional foliage. The capital letters S in Secondus and D in Dei are decorated in the same way and the words Carolus Secundus Dei grati have been inked in. Above these words are arranged from left to right.

1. A lion rampart crowned and holding erect a banner bearing a rose crowned for England; nearby is a large carnation growing out of the ground.
2. In the centre is a circular shield bearing a quarterly 1 and 4, quarterly 1 and 4, 3 fleur-de-lis for France, 2 and 3 3 lions passant quadrant for England, 2.a lion rampart within a tressure flory counter flor for Scotland, and 3-a harp for Ireland, all surrounded with the ribbon of the order of the garter inscribed with the motto HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE, over all a crown and underneath the motto DIEU ET MON DROIT on a scroll on either end of which sits a butterfly at rest; from behind the shield sprout on the left a wild rose for England and on the right a thistle for Scotland.

3. On the right is unicorn rampart, collared and chained holding erect a banner bearing the Irish harp [for Ireland]; nearby is a pink and behind the unicorn another flower.

+ The signatures are not completely legible.

The whole design is uncoloured. It would appear that approximately 1½ inches is either missing from the right hand edge of the first membrane or was not allowed for by the scribe in planning out his first line, as the final a from the word gratia is missing as is also part of the decoration of the heading. Words in the text have been enlarged for emphasis.
Date: 1670/1671
Quantity: 8 membranes plus pendant seal


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Appointments of Beadsmen or Almsmen

William John Elliott, formerly of 22 Brigade Regiment Royal Artillery and hospital sergeant on board the Middlesex during a passage to India. Military testimonials and War Office second class certificate of education.
Date: 1862/c.1862
Quantity: 3 items (paper)


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Dean and Chapter of Rochester: Official Royal and Decanal Orders

Order from King Henry VIII to the Dean and Chapter of Rochester to furnish 10 footmen for the French * War.

And whereas betwene us and Themperour [i.e. the emperor] upon provocacion of manifold injuries committed by the french King, unto us both perticulerly, and for his confederacion with the Turke ** against tholl commen Wealth of christendom, it is agreed that eiche of us aparte in personne with his puissaunt armey [i.e. army] in severall parties this somer, shall invade the Realme of France..... We have appointed you to send the nombre of tenne hable fotemen [i.e. footmen] whereof two to be archers every oon [i.e. one] furnished with a good bowe [i.e. bow] in a cace [i.e. case] , with 24tie good arrowes [i.e. arrows] in a cace, a good sworde [i.e. sword] and a dagger; the rest to be bilmen [i.e. bill-men] having besides there billes [i.e. bills] every of them a good sworde [i.e. sword] and a dagger.... Not failling to have your said men in such a rediness furnished with cotes [i.e. coats] and hose of such colours as is appointed for our reregarde [i.e. rear guard, rearguard, rear-guard] as they failnot to be at our Towne of Dover the 12th daye of June where order is taken for there transportacion [i.e. transportation] accordingly....

Signet, Westminster [Middlesex] and Stamped: Henry [VIII] R[ex]. (i.e. king)

[* cf. France]
[** cf. Turk, Turkey]

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Date: 25 May 1544
Quantity: 1p. (paper)
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester: Official Royal and Decanal Orders

Order from King Edward VI to furnish one horse and man for the war against Scotland.

... And being crediblie enformed that ther is greate aid put in a readines to be sent shortlie by the sees [i.e. seas] into Scotland. In the which there shalbe as we be also certainlie advertized a nomber of men at Armes [i.e. arms] sent for defence of the sayd Scottes [i.e. Scots'] empechement of our affaires And further annoyance of our Dominions and subjectes. Like as we have alreadye with thadvise and consent of our dearest Uncle the Duke of Somerset governour of our person and protectour of our Realmes Dominions and subjectes and the rest of our privie counsaile [i.e. privy council] , both forseen this matier and prepared for the same... We have thought good and necessary to have oute of hand put in ordre a sufficient nomber of horsemen of sondry sortes. We have with thadvise and consent aforesayd thought mete to praye and require youe among others of that our countie of Kent to have in full arredines by the tenthe of June next ensuing one good and hable horse or gelding mete to serve in the feld for a light horsman [i.e. horseman] with one mete and apte man to be employed upon the same harnessed weaponed and furnisshed in all thinges as apperteinith putting the same in suche ordre and arredines as uppon oon [i.e. one] houres warning after the sayd tenth of June they may be in full redines to set forwardes to any suche place as by use or our sayd dearest uncle and counsaile shalbe appointed unto youe... Signet, Westminster [Middlesex]. Stamped: Edward and Signed: E. [i.e. Edward Seymour, Duke of] Somerset.
Date: 6 May 1548
Quantity: 1p. (paper)


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Dean and Chapter of Rochester: Official Royal and Decanal Orders

Order from King Edward VI to furnish one horse and man for the war against Scotland.

....Having now occasion for the renforce of our power of horsmen [i.e. horsemen] agaynst the Scottes [i.e. Scots] and suche others as be comme hither from the Bishop of Rome [cf. Italy] and others for their ayde agaynst us, to employe the same. We require you as ye have to harte our honour and thadvauncement of our great and weightye affaires, and neverthelesse straytly charge and commande you to set further the said horseman in good ordre immediatly upon receipt herof to marche to Newcastell [i.e. Newcastle, Northumberland] so as he may be there by the 12th day of the next moneth at the furthest...

Signet, Hampton Court [Middlesex]. Stamped: [King] Edward [VI] and Signed: E. [Edward Seymour, Duke of] Somerset.

File updated by Borough Archivist, 6 July 2001.

Date: 22 July 1548
Quantity: 1p. (paper)
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

CLIFFE

DRc/Ele 70* Manor of Priors Hall with Rochester Marsh in Cliffe and Snowes Hope in Higham

In 1197 Rochester priory gave their manor of Lambeth, Surrey to the Archbishop of Canterbury in exchange for the manor of Darenth which the Archbishop then held. In addition to Darenth the Archbishop also gave the priory a sheepfold called Estmers' in Cliffe with 220 sheep and certain land in Cliffe belonging to the marsh; and Heimeric, Thomas, widow Hagenilda, Jocelin, Walter the beadle, Eilwin, Martin, William, Adam, and Eilmer the fisherman together with all their lands rents services and rights (See DRC/T54/1-4). This part of the exchange formed the nucleus of what was later to be known as the Manor of Priors Hall in Cliffe. It will be noticed that more often than not, the lessee of the Manor was the Chapter Clerk of Rochester and this may have been connected with the fact that the salaries of the lay clerks were paid out of the revenues of this estate.

Manor of Priors Hall which lies east of Church Street, Cliffe with the rents assign and profits of the court.

DRc/Elc70/1 B Date 8 April 1546

Lessee Richard Browne of Cliffe, husbandman

Term 40 years

Rent 16s plus 12s arrears of rent of assign due last Michaelmas which must be paid by Mid Summer 1546.

Conditions 1. Grace 6 wks; 2b, 4a, 4b but every 3rd year; 4c, 10, 20.6 months.

Rochester Marsh with the cot or sheephouse

DRc/Elc70/2 A Date 6 February 1550/1551

Lessees William Browne and Thomas Browne, both of Cliffe, yeomen

Term 40 years

Rent £7.10s plus rushes and kever for the thatch

Conditions 1. Grace 4 weeks; 2b but excepting the sheephouse for which the Dean and Chapter shall be liable. They will supply timber and board which the lessee must convey to the site; 12

Signed (Walter) Phylips [cf. Phillips, Phyllyppes], Dean, William Harrysonne [cf. Harrison], John Symkyns [cf. Simkins] and John Wylbor [cf. Wybor, Wybarne, Wybarn, Wyborn, Wyborne] prebendaries.

Manor of Priors Hall with the rents of assize and profits of the court and Rochester Marsh with the cot or sheephouse

DRc/Elc70/3 B Date 26 February 1574/1565

Lessee Thomas Browne, senior and Thomas Browne, junior, both of Cliffe, yeomen

Term 41 years

Rent £8.68

Conditions 1. Grace 4 weeks; 2b, 4a-c, 26, 36.6 months. Fee 16s.8d.

Manor of Priors Hall with the rents of assigne and profits of the court and Rochester Marsh, formerly called Priors Marsh with the cot or sheephouse

DRc/Elc70/4 Date 14 May 1569

Lessee Thomas Browne, junior of Cliffe and George Browne, son of John Browne, junior of Cliffe deceased.

Term 37 years

Rent £8.6s

Conditions 1. Grace 28 days; 2b, 4a-c, 12 until George Browne attains 30 years of age but with power of bequeath it by will before then to his wife, children, mother and sisters; 26, 36.3 months. Fee 16s.8d.

Document badly stained and damaged.

Site of the manor of Priors Hall with the manor house to be erected and the rents of assize and profits of the court; Rochester Marsh, formerly called Prior Marsh, with the cot or sheephouse; all in Cliffe; and Snowes Hope in Higham

DRc/Elc70/5 Date 25 November 1580

Lessee Thomas Browne of Cliffe, yeoman

Term 21 years

Rent £9.4s and 2 good fat lambs before Shrove Sunday

Conditions 1. Grace 28 days; 2b, 4a-c, 12. unless the alienee demands a new lease within 3 months. 26, 29

DRc/Elc70/6 Date A,B 22 October 1586

Lessees Thomas Browne of Cliffe, yeoman

Term 21 years

Rent £9.4s and 2 good fat lambs before Shrove Sunday

Conditions 1. Grace 28 days; 2b, 4a-c, 12. unless the alienee demands a new lease within 3 months.; 26, 29.

DRc/Ele 70/7

A,B

Date: 19 December 1631

Lessee: Thomas Browne of Cuxton, yeoman by surrnder of a lease of 22 December 1624 to himself and Andrew Blake, his uncle.

Term: 21 years

Rent: £9.45 and 2 good fat lambs before shrove Sunday or 20s. with power of distraint for non-payment.

Conditions: 1. Grace 21 days; 2b, 4a-c, 12. except to wife or children; 26, 29

DRc/Ele 70/8

Date: 1 July 1639

Lessees: Elizabeth Browne, daughter of Thomas Browne late of Cuxton, yeoman, deceased and William Pett, Clerk, surviving executor of Thomas Browne.

Term: 21 years

Rent: £9.45 and 2 good fat lambs before Shrove Sunday or 20s with power of distraint for non-payment.

Conditions: 1. Grace 21 days; 2b, 4a-c, 12, 26, 29

Manor of Prior Hall with the rents of assize and profits of the court and Rochester Marsh formerly called Priors Marsh with the cot of sheephouse.

DRc/Ele 70/9 Assignment of Lease

Date: 28 October 1670

Lessee: Thomas Tunner of Grays Inn, Middlesex, esq.

Alienee: Elizabeth Hardy of St. Martins in the Fields, Middlesex, widow, relict and administratrix of Nathaniel hardy, DD, late Dean of Rochester, deceased.

On 2 October 1667 the Dean and Chapter of Rochester granted a lease of this property to Thomas Tunner for 21 years at a rent of £8.6s. He then also held a lease of Great Linton Rectory, Cambridgeshire granted to him by Robert Mapletoft, DD Master of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge and the fellows and scholars there. Both these leases were made in trust for Nathaniel Hardy, his executors, administrators or assigns and although this was not so specifically stated in the leases it was admitted by the lessee then became lawfully in 1670 and the leases then became lawfully vested in his widow Elizabeth Hardy died intestate in 1670 and the leases then became lawfully vested in his widow Elizabeth Hardy for the remainder of the term. The lessee Thomas Turner therefore assigned them to her. This transaction did not affect the subtenants. Prior Hall manor was sublet to William Perritt on 20 January 1667/1668 for 17 years at a rent of £100 a year. The assignment that Dr. Hardy's dealings were at least unusual. This property may have figured in the great nineteenth century properties occasioned by the Chapter's quarrel with Dr. Whiston.

DRc/Ele 70/10

Date: 25 June 1675

Lessee: Sir Francis Clarke of Ulcombe, kt. DRc/Ele 70/11

Date: 10 December 1684

Lessee: Sir Francis Clarke of Ulcombe, kt. DRc/Ele 70/12

A

Date: 20 May 1692

Lessee: Dame Elizabeth Clarke, widow and relict of Sir Francis Clarke of Ulcombe, kt, deceased. DRc/Ele 70/13/A

Date: 2 December 1700

Lessees: Thomas Lampugh, archdeacon of Richmond, Yorkshire and John Crompe of St. Margaret, Rochester, Esq. subject to the trusts agreed between Dame Elizabeth Clarke, the present lessees and the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, 2 December 1691. DRc/Ele 70/13/A,B

Date: 9 December 1707

Lessees: John Crompe of St. Margaret, Rochester, esq. and John Browne of Rochester city gentleman subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/ 10-14

Term: 21 years

Rent: £8.6s.

Conditions: 1. Grace 21 days; 2b, 4a-c, 9, 12, 25, 26, 29

DRc/Ele 70/15/A,B

Date: 5 December 1711

Lessees: John Crompe of St. Margaret, Rochester, esq. and John Browne of Rochester city gentleman subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/16/A,B

Date: 8 December 1715

Lessees: John Crompe of St. Margaret, Rochester, esq. and John Browne of Rochester city gentleman subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/17B

Date: 9 December 1719

Lessees: William Head, senior, alderman of Rochester, esq and Henry Barrell of Rochester city, gentleman subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/18

Date: 15 July 1724

Lessees: William head, senior, alderman of Rochester esq, and Henry Barrell of Rochester city, gentleman subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/19/A,B

Date: 2 December 1727

Lessees: William Head, senior alderman of Rochester esq, and Henry Barrell of Rochester city, gentleman subject to the same trusts

DRc/Ele 70/20

Date: 26 November 1734

Lessees: Henry Barrell of Rochester City, gentleman and Roger Pilcher, alderman of Rochester subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/21

Date: 2 December 1783

Lessees: Henry Barrell of Rochester city, gentleman and Roger Pilcher alderman of Rochester subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/22

Date: 28 November 1745

Lessees: Henry Barrell and William Gates, both of Rochester city, gentlemen, subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/23

Date: 27 November 1745

Lessees: Henry Barrell and William gates, both of Rochester city, gentlemen subjects to same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/24

Date: 30 November 1759

Lessees: William Gates of Rochester city, gentlemen subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/25

Date: 26 November 1766

Lessee: William Gates of Rochester city, gentleman subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/26

Date: 1 December 1773

Lessees: William Stubbs and William Twopenny, both Rochester city, gentlemen subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele Ele 70/27

Date: 30 November 1780

Lessees: William Stubbs and William Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] both of Rochester city gentlemen subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele Ele 70/28

Date: 8 November 1787

Lessees: William Twopenny [cf. Twopeny], senior of the Bishop's Precinct near Rochester, gentleman and William Twopenny, junior of St. Margaret, Rochester, gentleman subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele Ele 70/15-28

Term: 21 years

Rent: £8.6s

Conditions: 1. Grace 21 days; 2b, 4a-c, 9, 12, 19+, 25, 26, 29

DRc/Ele 70/29

Certificate of the contract for the redemption of land tax on the manor of Priors Hall, Cardens Manor and Gattens Farm and Marshlands called North Hope in Cliffe, 8 February 1804.

DRc/Ele 70/30

Date: 27 June 1809

Lessee: Henry Dampier of Montague Place, Russell Square, London, Middlesex, esq.

Term: 21 years from Michaelmas 1808 subject to trusts agreed with Henry Dampier, 27 June 1809.

Rent: £8.6s plus £10 Land Tax

Conditions: 1. Grace 21 days; 2b, 9, 12, 25, 26, 29.

DRc/Ele 70/31

Date: 1 July 1809

Lessee: Henry Dampier of Montague Place, Russell Square, London, Middlesex, esq. Subtenant: William Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] of Woodstock House, [Tunstall], esq.

Term: 21 years

Rent: £230 plus £20 per acre ploughed up or sown except ditch banks or anthills.

Conditions: 1. Grace 21 days; 2b with particular reference to the glass windows and leading; 12

DRc/Ele 70/32

Date: 30 November 1837

Lessee: Edward Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] of the Precinct of the Palace of the Bishop of Rochester, gentleman subject to the same trusts.

See DRc/Ele 70/30

Term: 21 years

Rent: £8.6s. plus £10 Land Tax

Conditions: Grace 21 days; 2b, 9, 12, 25, 26, 29

DRc/Ele 70/33

Lessee: Edward Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] of the Precinct of the Palace of the Bishop of Rochester, gentleman, subject to the same terms, from Michaelmas 1833.

DRc/Ele 70/34

Date: 27 November 1840

Lessee: Edward Twopenny of Rochester, gentleman subject to the same trusts.

DRc/Ele 70/35

Date: 26 November 1847

Lessee: Edward Twopenny late of Rochester but now of Woodstock House, Tunstall, esq. DRc/Ele 70/33-35

Term: 21 years

Rent: £8.6s plus £10 Land Tax.

Conditions: 1. Grace 21 days; 2b, 9, 12, 20, 6 months; 21, 25, 26, 29

[* original bundle, partly re-constituted;
+ omitted from DRc/Ele 70/22]

Date: 1546-1847
Quantity: 55 items
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester.

Leases.

Cliffe

Cardons manor including all the properties mentioned above except the cottage and 6 acres land and North Hope marsh.

Mortgage to secure £200

John Atnoke [cf. At Noke, Noakes] of Cliffe, yeoman to William Bouch of Upper Shadwell, St. Pauls, Middlesex, glasier [cf. glazier].


Date: 1 November 1671
Quantity: 1 item
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester.

Leases.

Cliffe

Cardons manor including all the properties mentioned above except the cottage and 6 acres and, North Hope marsh and the property referred to in DRc/Ele71/24-26.

Mortgage to secure £215

John Atnoke [cf. At Noke, Noakes] of Cliffe, yeoman to william Bouch of Upper Shadwell, St. Pauls, Middlesex, glasier [cf. glazier] because John Atnoke failed to pay off the 1671 mortgage Schedule of deeds relating to the transactions attached.

Date: 10 December 1674
Quantity: 1 item
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

Cliffe

Cottage and 6 acres land in Cliffe common fields; North Hope Marsh in Cliffe

Assignment

Christian Bockholt of St. James, Westminster, Middlesex, gentleman to Thomas Dorne, citizen and clothworker of London

Martha Carlton of St. Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, widow by assignment 18 October 1704 held the mortgage together with another for pieces of ground and 2 shops built there at the east end of Nine Court Buildings between the Inner and the Middle Temples, both of which mortgages she assigned to Christian Bockholt by direction of Thomas Dorne and Elizabeth his wife. On payment of £700 + £17.10s. the mortgages were then assigned by Christian Bockholt to Thomas Dorne.

Bargain and sale. 17 February 1716/1717 (on dorse DRc/Ele 71/66) Thomas Dorne to Henry Borham of Cliffe, yeoman by direction and on behalf of James Wood of Cliffe, yeoman who purchased the fee simple and inheritance of the Cliffe property).

Date: 18 November 1704
Quantity: 1 item
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

Cliffe

Cottage and 6 acres land in Cliffe common fields; North Hope Marsh in Cliffe

Lease and release

Elizabeth and Sarah Elmes of St. Andrew Holborn, Middlesex spinsters, daughter and coheirs of thomas Elmes, late of London, turner deceased who survived John Wing of London, scrivener, deceased and Thomas Dorne and Elizabeth, his wife to James Wood of cliffe, yeoman consideration £340.

Date: 18,19 January 1716/1717
Quantity: 2 items
Result number 25 - Please quote Reference: DRc_Dean_and_Chapter_of_Rochester_Cathedral_1541_1994/DRc_Ele_083_06 on request slip.

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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

Frindsbury

Reed Court Manor, Frindsbury and Reed Court Wood. No.75

Reed [cf. Rede, Reyde] Court manor with the lands, leasures, woodland, underwood, bushes, commodities, profits and tithes; and Reed Court wood (30 acres) with power to fell and carry away wood.

Lessee: Samuel Collins of St. Martins Lane in the fields, Middlesex, Doctor of Physic

Term: 21 years

Rent: £3.6s.8d.

Conditions: 1. Grace 21 days; 9, 12, 25, 33.

Date: 25 April 1677
Quantity: 1 item
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