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Result number 1 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1086 on request slip.

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Guarded volume of MS sermons or discourses (some fragmentary), composed by John Lee alias Warner (c.1605-1679), subdean of Rochester c.1673-c.1676, archdeacon of Rochester 1660-79, rector of Southfleet 1652-79, rector of Bishopsbourne 1662-79, rector of Barham 1662-79 and rector of Milton next Gravesend 1642-53 and preached and delivered at Bishopsbourne Church and Southfleet Church and possibly at Rochester Cathedral and his other parishes c.1654-c.1663. Collected and bound together by his descendant Rev. Henry James Lee Warner of Thorpland, Norfolk c.1860. The book was donated to the Dean and Chapter of Rochester by Rev. Canon Theodore John Lee Warner, honorary canon of Durham Cathedral, Durham, County Durham in 2005.

[Archivistís note. The papers remained loose and in the custody of Lee or his descandants from the time of their composition until c.1860. They were salvaged from the papers of Henry Lee Warner Esq. of Walsingham Abbey, Walsingham, Norfolk in 1804 by Rev. James Lee Warner (1777-1830) who took possession of them with the permission of his father Daniel Henry Lee Warner Esq. Rev. H.J. Lee Warner had them bound and presented them to the library at Walsingham Abbey in 1860 as inscribed by him to that effect at the front. It appears the editorial comments throughout were supplied by Rev. James Lee Warner (see sermon V) in which he comments on their being in the wrong sequence (see sermons XI, XV and XVI) irrespective of which the order was adhered to by the binder or Rev. H.J. Lee Warner. At least two sermons (I and V) obliquely criticise the Commonwealth government, several sermons criticise papists (passim), at least one sermon criticises separatists (sermon VIII), other sermons admonish his congregation for not saying Amen audibly or loudly and sitting or leaning lazily rather than kneeling during prayers (sermons II, III and IV) and some sermons are exhortational (sermons II, VII and IX). Sermons have headings, some containing ancient Greek or Latin quotations or biblical references. Much of the text is corrected and annotated by the author.]

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


Date: c.1654-c.1663
Quantity: 1 volume
Result number 2 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1148 on request slip.

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Additional records of Medway Branch, Dunkirk Veterans’ Association (DVA), meeting at Royal British Legion Club, 78 Livingstone Road, Gillingham, and personal records of Arthur N. Oates of Gillingham, Dunkirk Veteran, comprising:

 

minutes 1999-2000

 

attendance register 1987-1997 (1 volume)

 

register of members giving name, address telephone number, branch number, regiment or branch of service, service number, life number and date of death 1991-2006 (1 volume)

 

2nd. newsletter 1995 (1 sheaf)

 

personal journal of Sergeant Arthur N. Oates of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps kept during the campaign in north west Europe 1944-1945

 

scrapbook containing postcards and mementoes of holiday in Austria, Jugoslavia, Belgium, Holland/Netherlands and Luxembourg, summer 1983 (1 volume)

 

printed matter and circulars pertaining to DVA and Royal Army Service Corps activities 1948-2004 (1 folder)

 

felt burgee issued by Rochester upon Medway City Council to Dunkirk Little Ships on occasion of 50th. anniversary of Dunkirk evacuation 1990 (1 item, fabric)

 

recollections of Arthur Oates, driver and motorcyclist in Royal Army Service Corps, 48th. Division, Dunkirk and England 1940 and Germany 1945, composed c.1995 (3pp.) with circulars and correspondence about Dunkirk Veterans’ Association business, associated printed leaflets and personal photographs of Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst, Sussex (1975), Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Sussex (1975), Great Witley, Worcestershire, Ledbury, Herefordshire, Allington Lock, Allington and Chatham Dockyard (1975), Charlocote House, Warwickshire, Chester (1978) and Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk (1975) (1 packet);

 

printed matter including reprints of wartime newspapers commemorating evacuation from Dunkirk 1940 and D Day 1944, 1990-1994 (1 bundle)

 

certificate awarded to A.N. Oates, Royal Army Service Corps, by the Town of Dunkirk [1990?] (2 copies) [French] [cf. France]

 

Photographs and newscuttings relating to winding up of branch 1994-2005 (1 bundle)

Deposited 11 September 2007

 

service records of Lance Sergeant Arthur N. Oates of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, with active service edition of the New Testament, printed book of devotions for men on active service, French, Dutch and Belgian pre-war banknotes (4 items in small wallet), diploma issued by French Government to Mr. Oates for service in Normandy 1944-1945 (2003), service sheet for visit of SS Jeremiah O’Brien to Chatham Maritime1994 and photographs and printed matter pertaining to depositor post-war. Includes printed booklet entitled Life of a British PoW in Poland May 31st 1940- April 30  by James Stedman of Gillingham, 1992 and small printed booklet entitled My Faith on Active Service c.1940 and other ephemera

1910-2005

Deposited 11 September 2007

 

1910-2005

Deposited 11 September 2007

 

[Historical note. The depositor was secretary of the Medway Branch DVA 1991-2000 and Treasurer of Lord Kitchener Memorial Home, Chatham 1980-1995]

[For previous deposit see DE742]

File updated by Borough Archivist 2 October 2007


Date: 1944-2006
Quantity: 1 box
Result number 3 - Please quote Reference: 06_DE_SERIES_0751_1000/DE0852 on request slip.

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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.

Not  accessible without minimum 10 working days notice: UNCATALOGUED


Date: c.1871-1984
Quantity: Pending
Result number 4 - Please quote Reference: 07_M_SERIES/M017 on request slip.

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Photocopy of letter from Bill Wells, Rochester Cruising Club, Esplanade, Rochester to Rene & Bill Stone, Norwich, Norfolk, discussing the bombing of Rochester by German* aircraft three weeks previously, 28 April 1941, during the Second World War.

[*cf. Germany]
Date: Original 28 April 1941; photocopy 1992
Quantity: 1 bundle/9pp.


Result number 5 - Please quote Reference: 07_M_SERIES/M140 on request slip.

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Printed book and guarded volume entitled Chatham Long Ago and Now! A lecture delivered under the auspices of the Town Council of Chatham by Rev. S.D. Scammell FRGS of Beulah, 10 Maidstone Road, Chatham (minister of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of England, Victoria Gardens, New Road, Chatham (Presbyterian Garrison Church for Royal Navy Chatham Division, Chatham Garrison and Army Eastern Command) and officiating chaplain, Royal Navy).

Authorís own copy containing annotations and pasted-in or loose newscuttings of reviews, letters and advertisements and letters received from recipients of presentation copies of his book including Isam Takishita, Flag Commander and Lieutenant G. Vyemura [?] on board HIJMS Tsukuba (1907) [cf. Japan], numerous naval officers and dockyard officials at Chatham, Sheerness and afloat, mayors and public officers throughout Kent and Sidney Greville of Sandringham House, Sandringham, Norfolk, Private Secretary to HM Queen Alexandra (1904).

Transferred from Rochester Library reserve stock by Local Studies Librarian, Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

[Original library reference CHA942]


Date: Published 1903; enclosures 1903-1911
Quantity: 1 volume and enclosures
Result number 6 - Please quote Reference: 08_MEDWAY_COUNCIL_MTC_MR_SERIES/MTC_MR_169 on request slip.

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Records transferred by Senior Planned Maintenance Engineer, Highways Design Section, Front Line Task Force Division, Regeneration and Development Directorate, Medway Council, Compass Centre, Chatham Maritime, comprising:

Gillingham Northern Link (A289) (Pier Road, Yokosuka Way and Ito Way) progress photographs, contractors May Gurney, Trowse, Norwich, Norfolk and Christiani-Nielsen, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, partly taken by council staff (G39 series) and partly by Philip Lane Photography, Holly Cottage, 49 Homestead Road, Chelsfield (series 23D)

ISAD (G) reference/call no.: MTC/RD/FLTF/HMD/1


Date: 1998-1999
Quantity: 7 bundles
Result number 7 - Please quote Reference: Synopsis_of_Medway_Area_Charters/01_Synopsis_of_Medway_Area_Charters on request slip.

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Chronological list of important charters relating to the Medway Towns.

Arranged topographically, by organisation or authority and chronologically within organisation or authority, giving date (many by regnal year), action, source and location. Many of these documents are held in other repositories ( we may only hold facsmiles)

Key to to other repositories

BM British Museum/British Library
KHC : Kent History Centre (Maidstone) MALSC: Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre  RCA= Rochester City Archives, CBA= Chatham Borough Archives- held at MALSC
TNA: National Archives, Kew [prev. the Public Record Office]

TOPOGRAPHICAL

ROCHESTER AREA, PRIORY AND CORPORATION

604
King Aethelberht [cf. Ethelbert] I to St. Andrew's Priory, Rochester Textus Roffensis f119; Liber Temporalium f3
MALSC; KHC

734 & c.845
King Aethelbald of Mercia to St. Andrew's Priory, Rochester; confirmed by Berhtwulf of Mercia c.845
BM Cotton Ch. xvii 1

738
King Eadberht of Kent to St. Andrew's Priory, Rochester; confirmed by Aethelberht of Kent 738 Textus Roffensis ff119-120
MALSC

762 Actually 747
King Eardwulf of Kent to St. Andrew's Priory, Rochester Textus Roffensis f123
MALSC

762
King Sigered of Kent to Bishop Eardwulf of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff122-123;  and Liber Temporalium f4
MALSC; KHC (respectively)

764  
King Offa of Mercia to Bishop Eardwulf of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff123-125; Liber Temporalium f6
MALSC; KHC (respectively)

765
King Ecgberht [cf. Egbert] of Kent to Bishop Eardwulf of Rochester confirmed by King Heaberht of Kent and King Offa of Mercia Textus Roffensis ff126-127;
MALSC

761x764
Sigered, king of half Kent to Bishop Eardwulf of Rochester; confirmed by Eanmund of Kent Textus Roffensis ff125-126
MALSC

778
King Ecgberht [cf. Egbert] of Kent to Bishop Deora of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff129-130; Liber Temporalium f5; BM Cotton Ch viii 34;
MALSC; BM, KHC

779
King Ecgberht [cf. Egbert] II of Kent to Deora Textus Roffensis f130
MALSC

781 Actually 860-866
King Aethelberht [cf. Ethelbert] of Wessex to Bishop Deora of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff130-131; BM Cotton Ch vi 4
MALSC ;BM

788
King Offa of Mercia to St. Andrew's Priory and Bishopric of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff131-132; Liber Temporalium ff4-5
MALSC; KHC

789
King Offa of Mercia to Bishop Waermund of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff133-134
MALSC

789
King Offa of Mercia to Bishop Waermund and church at Rochester Textus Roffensis ff132-133; Liber Temporalium f5
MALSC; KHC

801
King Coenwulf of Mercia and Cuthred of Kent to Swithlun Textus Roffensis ff135-136; Liber Temporalium ff8-9
MALSC; KHC

811
King Coenwulf of Mercia to Bishop Beornmod of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff136-137; Liber Temporalium f4; BM Cotton Ch viii 31
MALSC; BM; KHC

823
King Ecgberht [cf. Egbert] of Wessex to St. Andrew's Priory, Rochester Textus Roffensis ff137-138
MALSC

838
King Ecgberht [cf. Egbert] of Wessex to Bishop Beornmod of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff138-139; Liber Temporalium f3; BM Cotton Ch viii 30
MALSC, BM, KHC

841
King Aethelwulf [cf. Ethelwulf] of Wessex to Bishop Beornmod of Rochester Textus Roffensis f139
MALSC

842
King Aethelwulf of Wessex to Ceolmund Liber Temporalium f4
KHC

850
King Aethelwulf [cf. Ethelwulf] of Wessex sub-king of Kent to Ealhhere princeps Liber Temporalium f9;
KHC

855
King Aethelwulf [cf. Ethelwulf] of Wessex to his minister Dunn; with Dunn's will Textus Roffensis ff139-140; Liber Temporalium f9
MALSC, KHC

860 & 790; actually c.975
King Aethelberht [cf. Ethelbert] of Wessex to Bishop Waermund of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff134-135; Liber Temporalium f3 BM Cotton Ch viii 29
MALSC, KHC, BM

862
King Aethelberht [cf. Ethlebert] of Wessex to his minister Dryhtwald BM Cotton Ch viii 2;
BM

868
King Aethelred [cf. Ethelred] I of Wessex to Cuthwulf, Bishop of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff140-141
MALSC

880
King Aethelwulf [cf. Ethelwulf] of Wessex to St. Andrew's Priory and Bishop Swithwulf Textus Roffensis ff141-142; Liber Temporalium f4.
MALSC, KHC

942x946
King Eadmund [cf. Edmund] I to Bishop Burhic of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff143-144; Liber Temporalium f5.
MALSC, KHC 

955
King Eadgar [cf. Edgar] of Wessex to St. Andrew's Priory Textus Roffensis ff15-152; Liber Temporalium f9; BM Cotton Ch viii 33.
MALSC, KHC, BM

987
King Aethelred [cf. Ethelred] II to his minister Aethelsige BM Cotton Ch viii 14; Liber Temporalium f6;
BM

995
King Aethelred [cf. Ethelred] II to see of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff152-155
MALSC

998
King Aethelred [cf. Ethelred] II to see of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff156-159; Liber Temporalium f8
MALSC, KHC

1012
King Aethelred [cf. Ethelred] II to Bishop Godwine of Rochester Textus Roffensis ff159-162; Liber Temporalium ff6-7
MALSC,KHC

Source for all above: Anglo-Saxon Charters I: Charters of Rochester ed. A. Campbell 1973.
Original sources: Textus Roffensis ref: DRc/R1; Liber Temporalium  ref: DRb/Ar2
(MALSC & KHC)

1086
Extracts from Domesday Book relating to City of Rochester both translations; copy and translations of extracts Translation and Latin extract of Domesday Book entry for Rochester
MALSC  ref: RCA/L2/32   [Westminster copy]

c.1104- c.1109
Notification by King Henry I to barons and ministers re. St. Andrew's Priory; Cartae Antiquae PRO C52 6 no.13; BM Cotton MS Dom AX9 f102 copy; PRO charter roll transcript 3EdI f6vo; Thorpe's Registrum Roffense p34; PRO Deputy Keeper's Report XXX app199 calendar; Landon's Cartae Antiquae no.194; DRc?; see Bartlett pp2 & 87; (Bartlett: Textus Roffensis CXXXI; charter roll 3EdI no2; patent roll 12EdIV pt2m 14; confirmation roll 1 Hy VIII pt.8 no. 2; Cotton MS Dom AX f104b; BM Add MSS MS29437 f7vo ex libro Roff ; printed text in Hearne's Textus Roffensis 172; Col Chart Roll ii 195; Thorpe's Registrum Roffense 527) Translations RCA/L2/ 32
TNA, MALSC ; BM

c.1130- c.1133
King Henry I: notification confirming above DRC?; Thorpe's Registrum Roffense 34-35;
MALSC

c.1142- c.1154
King Stephen: confirmation of above two BM Cotton MS Dom AX9 f181vo; Thorpe's Registrum Roffense 37; Bigelow's Placita Anglo Normannica p165
BM, MALSC

c.1155- c.1156
Pipe Roll 2 King Henry II m12, City of Rochester to Exchequer RCA/L2/32,translation; copy & extract RCA/L2/32 MALSC[copies];TNA

1156-1366
Translations and extracts from Pipe Rolls recording payments by Rochester RCA/L2/32 MALSC,TNA

c.1158- c.1159
Pipe Roll 5 King Henry II roll 9 account for 100 /- for Borough of Rochester translation RCA/L2/32 (copy) MALSC

c.1159- c.1160
Pipe Roll 6 King Henry II m7 Kent and Rochester to Exchequer copy and translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC(copy), TNA

 c.1160- c.1161
Pipe Roll 7 King Henry II m9 account for 100 /- for donum of Rochester, copy and translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA

c.1167- c.1168
Pipe Roll 14 King Henry II m14 account for £9.13.4 for City of Rochester, copy and translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA

c.1175- c.1176
Pipe Roll 22 King Henry II account for 40/- for a murder from Burgesses of Rochester, copy and translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA

c.1176- c.1177
Pipe Roll 23 King Henry II account for 40 marks in aid of Rochester RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA

  c.1187- c.1188
Pipe Roll 34 King Henry II Exchequer owed 75/- by sheriff for donum of Rochester, two copies and translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA

1 July 1190
King Richard I to Burgesses of Rochester: charter exempting from page to crown of paage exacted on Crusaders passing through i.e. Quit Claim; Town of Rochester 
TNA copy at MALSC

C52/17 no.29 dorse ( Cartae Antiquae Rolls, Chancery records); translated Bartlett p.17 [NB MALSC copy annotated incorrectly by Bartlett as 1189]

Translation by George Henry Knight, Joint Chapter Clerk in 1865 of printed book The Charters of Foundation & Dotation and the Statutes of Rochester Cathedral ed. by Thomas Rawlinson Esq. FRS, published 1777 (DE373; DRc)
Translations RCA/L2/32

c.1191- c.1192
Pipe Roll 3 King Richard I tallage of 75/- for men of Rochester copy and translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA

1192/1193
Pipe Roll 4 King Richard I Great Roll account for farm of City of Rochester, livery of Hugh de Bosco, Constable of Rochester and acquittance for passage of Crusaders translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA

1193/1194
Pipe Roll Great Roll 5 King Richard I account for farm of City of Rochester, fortifying City with wall and ditch and in acquittance of passage of Crusaders translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA

1194/1195
Pipe Roll Great Roll 6 King Richard I account for farm of City of Rochester translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA 

1198/1199
Pipe Roll Great Roll 10 King Richard I account for farm of City of Rochester translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC(copy), TNA 

1199/1200
Pipe Roll Great Roll 1 King John I account for farm and customs of City of Rochester translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA

c.1201- c.1202
Pipe Roll 3 King John I debts owed for farm of Rochester, copy and translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC(copy), TNA

1205/1206
Pipe Roll Great Roll 7 King John I account for farm of City of Rochester translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA

CITY OF ROCHESTER

1224/1225
9 King Henry III Pipe Roll, roll 12; ; allowance on paage for Crusaders, men of Rochester; translation RCA/L2/32  MALSC(copy)  

1224/1225
9 King Henry III Close Roll pp.17, 43, 34, 108, 201 & 240: references to William Potin and ditch workmen, release of paage for Crusaders, ships laden with corn, timber for making [siege] engines carried to Rochester, the gaol at Rochester, M. de Patishull and Henry de Cobham RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy)

6 November 1227
King Henry III to Citizens of Rochester: charter; also Calendar of Charter Rolls volume 1 p.64. facsimile in Bartlett p.18; translated Bartlett p.19 translation at RCA/L2/32
MALSC
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1235/1236
Pipe Roll Great Roll 20 King Henry III account for farm of City of Rochester translation RCA/L2/32 MALSC (copy), TNA

1237/1238
22 King Henry III Office copy extract Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer's Office roll 10 allowance from Henry III to Bailiffs of Rochester, RCA/L2/32/43; translation RCA/L2/32/44-45; translations RCA/L2/32/80/1-2
MALSC (copies)

1240/1241
Pipe Roll Great Roll 25 King Henry III account for farm of City of Rochester translation RCA/L2/32/119 MALSC(copies), TNA


1243/1244
memorandum roll no. 28 King Henry III copy RCA/L2/32/6MALSC(copy)

1245/1246
Pipe Roll Great Roll 30 King Henry III account for the farm of Rochester translation RCA/L2/32/120  MALSC(copies), TNA

1249/1250
34 King Henry III extract from Originalia Roll rendering of account translation RCA/L2/32/46, copy RCA/L2/32/47  MALSC(copies)

1250/1251
35 King Henry III extract from Pipe Roll rendering of account Office Copy RCA/L2/32/48, translation RCA/L2/32/49/1-2   MALSC (copies)

6 February 1266
King Henry III to the City of Rochester: charter; Not recorded at PRO in calendars of charter or patent rolls; calendared Bartlett p21 Remission of £8 per annum of the Fee Farm of £20 Translation RCA/L2/32/121 Two copies; one with red and green silk tag (see collection M62 for photographic negative) and second with parchment tag
MALSC (copies)

1274/1275
3 King Edward I Hundred Roll for Kent m8v Inquisition, dispute over premises of John de la Chambre next gate of City situate next river Medway translations RCA/L2/32/50-51, copies RCA/L2/32/52, 69-70  MALSC(copies), TNA


1278/1279
7 King Edward I Common Pleas, dispute over corn, herrings, sprats and oysters with Henry Parable, Constable of Rochester Castle, absenting of merchants from City and consequent loss to City, translation RCA/L2/32/53   MALSC (copies), TNA

1278
7 King Edward I Common Pleas Prior of Rochester and tolls translation RCA/L2/32/56  MALSC (copy)

4 June 1280
Letters Patent Patent Roll m15 4 June 1280 8 King Edward I to John de Cobeham [Cobham] custody and farm of City of Rochester and King's Castle at Rochester Latin copy and translations RCA/L2/32/85-87
MALSC (copy), TNA

1292/1293
21 King Edward I Common Pleas dispute over diversion of corn, fish and other merchandise from Rochester Key [i.e. Quay] to Strood Wharf, mentioning Ralph Parkyn, Ralph Edmund, John Edmund, Richard Fille, Richard Brid [Bird?], John Bryd [Bird?], John Creye [Cray] Simon Dereboght, Nicholas Dereboght, Ralph de Cobham and Nicholas de Chirgate RCA/L2/32/54
MALSC (copy), TNA

1303-1304
32 King Edward I Fines Roll m11 to Henry de Cobeham [Cobham] the farm of the City of Rochester and Rochester Castle office copy, Latin RCA/L2/32/88
MALSC (copy)

1292
21 King Edward I Common Pleas, various and tolls, translation RCA/L2/32/55
MALSC(copy), TNA

1310/1311
4 King Edward II Fines Roll m20 command to John de Saint Dionisius and John Russell, Collectors in the Port of Rochester concerning Keepers and Searchers of goods and merchandise including cloth imported by foreign merchants translation RCA/L2/32/60
MALSC (copy), TNA

1310/1311
4 King Edward II Fines Roll m14 assignment to John de Saint Dionisius and John Russell as Custodians and Searchers of coinage in Port of Rochester translation RCA/L2/32/61MALSC (copy), TNA 
 

1312/1313
6 King Edward II Common Pleas complaint against William Swetyng [Sweeting] of Maidstone and John de Pykenham for sailing in the medway without paying custom to City of Rochester translation RCA/L2/32/57 MALSC (copy), TNA

1312/1313
As RCA/L2/32/57 above RCA/L2/32/58 MALSC (copy), TNA
 

1312/1313
6 King Edward II Common Pleas, allowance to John [de Greenstreet], Prior of Rochester of certain liberties and tolls in Rochester translation RCA/L2/32/59 MALSC (copy), TNA

1312/1313
6 King Edward II Common Pleas, concerning diverting of custom i.e. ships' merchandise away from City of Rochester by persons including James the son of Albin of Gillingham, Stephen brother of same and William le Vans, to Gillingham, Andrew at Pette of Rainham, John Romeys and John de Hamme likewise of a ship to Rainham and William Swetyng [Sweeting] of Maidstone and John de Pykenham who did not declare merchandise translation RCA/L2/32/62  MALSC (copy), TNA

18 January 1331
King Edward III to City of Rochester: charter Charter Rolls C53/117 M6 no7; calendar of same vol iv pp200-201; extract only translated Bartlett p22 copy RCA/L2/32/9; translation RCA/L2/32/8; MALSC (copy), TNA

15 March 1354
Letters Patent Part 1 m18 28 King Edward III to William de Clynton [Clinton], Earl of Huntingdon, farm and custody of City and Castle of Rochester translation RCA/L2/32/79; office copy and translation RCA/L2/32/93-94 MALSC (copy), TNA

1 September 1354
Fines Roll 28 King Edward III m11 farm of City of Rochester and Rochester Castle to Jeffry [Geoffrey/Galfridus] de Say, office copy and translations RCA/L2/32/92/1-3 MALSC (copy), TNA

14 January 1359
Fines Roll m11 32 King Edward III at Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland to Henry de Cobham, farm and custody of City of Rochester and Rochester Castle translation and copies RCA/L2/32/89-91  MALSC (copy), TNA 
 

1 July 1359
Fines Roll 33 King Edward III m11 to John de Gray of Codenore [Codnor, Derbyshire] the farm of the City of Rochester and Rochester Castle office copy and translations RCA/L2/32/95/1-3; memorandum concerning, Rochester City Customal, fifth foliated section f.122 recto;MALSC (copy), TNA

20 July 1369
43 King Edward III Patent Roll grant to Prior and Convent of Rochester in exchange for certain liberties, translation RCA/L2/32/63 MALSC (copy), TNA

15 December 1376
50 King Edward III Patent Roll part 2, m6 to Simon de Burgh, Esquire the farm of the City of Rochester and Rochester Castle office copy & translations RCA/L2/32/96/1-3
 MALSC (copy), TNA

6 April 1378
 King Richard II to City of Rochester: Letters Patent; facsimile in Bartlett p24 also Calendar of Patent Rolls p178 PRO ref. C66/301 m25, (facsimile filed at RUMCC/CE/RUMCC versus Selling- MALSC)

22 April 1395
Chancery Close Roll m9 mandate from King Richard II for repairing paving in High Street, Rochester; copy RCA/L2/32/10/1; translation RCA/L2/32/10/2 MALSC (copy), TNA

10 April 1410
Confirmation by King Henry IV of charters of Kings Richard II, Edward III and Henry III of liberties of City of Rochester; Patent Roll Pt. II m28, copy RCA/L2/32/7/1, translation RCA/L2/32/7/2 MALSC (copy), TNA


12 February 1414
Patent Roll Pt. V m14 confirming charters of Kings Henry IV, Richard II, Edward III and Henry III of liberties of City of Rochester; copy RCA/L2/32/11; translation RCA/L2/32/12 MALSC (copy), TNA

14 July 1438
King Henry VI to City of Rochester: charter; a facsimile Bartlett p.26; calendar of charter rolls volume vi pp.2-4; translation at RCA/L2/32/13-16, photocopy at file ref. RUMCC/CE/RUMCC versus Selling; PRO ref. C53/187 m46; translation from charter roll calendars, PRO, filed at ref. RUMCC/CE/RUMCC versus Selling
MALSC MC8c TNA

1 June 1446
King Henry VI to City of Rochester: charter (of incorporation); calendar of charter rolls volume vi pp.61-64 translation at RCA/L2/32/17, photocopy at RUMCC/CE/RUMCC v Selling;  TNA ref. C53/188 m9
MALSC, TNA translation from charter roll calendars, PRO, filed at ref. RUMCC/CE/RUMCC v. Selling

14 December 1461
King Edward IV to City of Rochester: (mayoralty) charter; translated in Bartlett pp.33-35; calendar of charter rolls volume vi pp.176-180; translation RCA/L2/32/18; copy in English in Rochester City Customal (RCA) first foliated section ff.40 verso-49 verso and MF509;
Please click here to view an image of this charter   MALSC (copy), TNA 

[See City of Rochester Charter Celebrations 1461-1961: 500 Years of Mayoralty, 24th June- 8th July 1961, Souvenir Programme ROC352.04223 Local Studies Collection]

14 April 1511
King Henry VIII to City of Rochester: Letters Patent; patent rolls? PRO ref. C56/41 m3, facsimile at RUMCC/CE/RUMCC versus Selling
MALSC TNA

1536 & 1877
28 King Henry VIII Ministers Accounts of the Monastery of St. Sexburgh, Minster in Sheppey, Court of Augmentation with associated correspondence relating to Port of Rochester and River Medway, RCA/L2/32/97/1-8  MALSC (copy), TNA

30 May 1547
King Edward VI to City of Rochester: Letters patent; part facsmilie Bartlett p38; calendared Bartlett pp.39-40; patent rolls?
MALSC

15 November 1559
Queen Elizabeth I to City of Rochester: Letters Patent; patent rolls? part facsimile Bartlett p42 direct colour copy MALSC

4 January 1597/1598
Warrant from Sir William Cecil, 1st. Baron Burghley to Officers of Port of Rochester to allow Monsieur Caron, Agent of the States of the Low Countries [cf. Netherlands/Holland/Flanders] to export 30 demi-culverins, RCA/L2/32/65
MALSC (copy), TNA

11 September 1607
King James I to City of Rochester: Letters Patent part facsimile Bartlett p46 patent rolls? seals illustrated Bartlett p.45
MALSC

25 July 1616 King James I City of Rochester: Commission under Great Seal
MALSC

29 May 1620
KIng James I to City of Rochester: Letters Patent calendared Bartlett p.49; patent rolls?
MALSC

1619/1620
Quo Warranto 17 King James I translations RCA/L2/32/98-99 MALSC (copy), TNA

29 May 1620
Exemplification of Quo Warranto 17 King James I translation RCA/L2/32/100 (copy)
MALSC

7 August 1629
King Charles I to City of Rochester: Letters Patent partly illustrated in Bartlett p.50; translated Bartlett pp.51-75 patent rolls? See also An Authentic Copy of the Charter and Bye-Laws of the City of Rochester with an Abstract of the Customal 1809 ROC352.002; second edition 1816 same ref. Bartlett p.51 also mentions a 1749 translation; copy in English in Rochester City Customal ff.92 verso -112 recto (first foliated section) and MF509;MALSC

23 December 1664
King Charles II to City of Rochester: Chancery Warrant translated/transcribed Bartlett p76MALSC


1676-1677
28 King Charles II [sic] Copy extract from Survey of Port of Rochester, member of Port of Sandwich, made on 3 February 1676/1677 RCA/L2/32/72
MALSC (copy)

1676-1678
Commission and Certificate for setting out the bounds, metes and limits of the Port of Sandwich and Members thereof, viz. Dover, Rochester, Faversham & Deal RCA/L2/32 /103 with abstract of same RCA/L2/32/104  MALSC (copy), TNA

17 October 1686
4 King James II Proclamation for restoring Corporations to their ancient liberties, rights and franchises office copy and copy RCA/L2/32/105-106  MALSC (copy), TNA

9 & 11 February 1687/1688
King James II to City of Rochester: Surrender and Grant Both transcribed Bartlett p77
MALSC

23 January 1781
Extracts from judgments and decrees in pursuance of an act of Parliament to vest certain premises in trustees in connection with the better securing of HM Dock [Yard], ships and stores in Chatham respecting public house known as the Three Horse Shoes owned by the City of Rochester near Star Lane, Rochester RCA/L2/32/108
MALSC(copy) PRO[?]

12 January 1785
King George III to City of Rochester: Letters Patent
MALSC

1820/1821
1 King George IV Commission setting out limits of Fiscal Port of Rochester RCA/L2/32/107 MALSC (copy), TNA


King William IV to City of Rochester: Letters Patent
MALSC

28 January 1836
King William IV to Mayor of City of Rochester: Letters Patent constituting grant of Commission of Peace
MALSC

14 November 1837
Queen Victoria to Mayor of City of Rochester seal obverse and reverse illustrated Bartlett p82
MALSC

12 February 1842
Victoria to City of Rochester: Letters Patent granting separate Court of Quarter Sessions
MALSC

Above sources citing The City of Rochester Charters P.H. Bartlett, 1961.

1 March 1878
Queen Victoria to the Mayor of the City of Rochester: Letters Patent constituting a Commission of Peace Charter apparently missing.
? Seal MALSC

30 March 1961
Address by Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Rochester to HM Queen Elizabeth II on occasion of her visit to Rochester. Illustrating City of Rochester coat of arms and with pendant wax seal of City of Rochester.
MALSC

18 March 1974
Queen Elizabeth II to City of Rochester: Letters Patent Constituting the area of the City of Rochester as the City of Rochester with effect from 1 April 1974 Illustrating heraldic lion passant guardant holding City of Rochester banner and with illuminated initial E and royal coat of arms.
[ELIZABETH THE SECOND BY THE GRACE OF GOD/ OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN/ IRELAND AND OF OUR OTHER REALMS AND TERRITORIES QUEEN/ HEAD OF THE COMMONWEALTH DEFENDER OF THE FAITH/
To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting Whereas since time immemorial the City of/ Rochester has been a City And Whereas the City of Rochester as at present constituted will cease to/ exist on the 1st April 1974 by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972 And Whereas We are mindful of/ the long history and proud heritage of the said City and for this reason and for divers other good causes/ and considerations Us thereunto moving desire to perpetuate the ancient name of the said City Now Therefore Know Ye/ that We of Our especial grace and favour and mere motion do by these Presents ordain declare and direct that henceforth/ from the 1st April 1974 the area of the City Of Rochester as at present constituted shall be called and styled the CITY OF/ ROCHESTER In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster/ the eighteenth day of March in the twenty-third year of Our Reign./
BY WARRANT UNDER THE QUEEN’S SIGN MANUAL /
Dobson/]
MALSC With pendant seal.
[See copy of Bartlett in Local Studies Collection as above ROC352.002 for typescript transcription; 

31 March 1974
Deed of Transfer, City of Rochester to Medway District Council of land, property, assets, hereditaments, rights and liabilities. Illustrated with City of Rochester coat of arms and with pendant City of Rochester seal attached.
[Whereas:/ (1) By virtue of the Charter of King Edward IV granted on the 14th December 1461/ the Mayor and Citizens of the City of Rochester were created a body corporate/ with a common seal for the business of the said City./ (2) Under the provisions of section 17 (1) (b) of the Local Government Act 1933/ it was enacted that the said body corporate should bear the name of the Mayor/ Aldermen and Citizens of the City of Rochester (hereinafter called "the City/ Corporation") and should be capable of acting by the Council of the said City/ (hereinafter called "the City Council")/ (3) By virtue of the provisions of subsections (10 and 11) of section 1 of the/ Local Government Act 1972 (hereinafter called "the 1972 Act") the City Corporation/ and the City Council shall cease to exist on the First day of April 1974./ (4) By virtue of Schedule 3 to the 1972 Act and of the English Non-metro-/politan Districts (Definition) Order 1972 the area of the said City of Rochester/ shall on the First day of April 1974 become part of the district known as/ Medway./ (5) By virtue of subsections (2) and (3) of section 2 of the 1972 Act there/ shall for the said district of Medway be a council called the District/ Council of Medway and such council shall be a body corporate./ (6) By virtue of the provisions of 1972 Act and of the Orders made/ thereunder certain of the property of the City Corporation will be transferred/ to the said District Council of Medway on the First day of April 1974./ (7) It is desired formally to record the said transfer in manner herein-/after appearing./ Now therefore this deed witnesseth that in accordance/ with the provisions of section 254 (2) (a) of the 1972 Act and of the Local/ Authorities (England) (Property etc.) Order 1973 the City Corporation/ acting by the City Council hereby transfers to the said/ District Council of Medway such of the land, property, assets, heredit-/aments, rights and liabilities as are now vested in the City Corporation/ and are by the said Act and Order properly transferable by law to the/ said District Council./ In witness whereof the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the/ City of Rochester have caused their Common Seal to be hereunto affixed/ this Thirty-first day of March One thousand nine hundred and seventy-four./ The Common Seal of the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of the City of Rochester was hereunto affixed in the presence of :- Philip W.B. Timms Chief Executive and Town Clerk]

MALSC

16th. century
Extracts from City of Rochester Customal RCA/L2/32/110
MALSC

There is no grant of arms to the City of Rochester. However, the coat of arms as depicted in official documents may be viewed at: click here

CHATHAM AREA

HAWKINS' HOSPITAL, CHATHAM

CH108/1
Royal Charter of Foundation (Letters Patent)
27 August 1594 With seal (Great Seal), seal box and charter box [see also TNA: State Papers Domestic ccxlix Docquet 4 July 1594].
Charter box interior lined with printed, illuminated paper and covered externally with decorated stamped leather. Box has one hook and two eyelets remaining and two iron hinges. Seal box constructed as for charter box with iron hinge, hasp and lock
2 membranes
[See also CH108/2] [For translation see CH108/18]

CH108/2
Copy of Letters Patent from Queen Elizabeth I to Hawkins' Hospital.
[27 August 1594] c. 1839 [Latin]

[See also CH108/1]
1 item/8 sheets

CH108/3
Silver Seal (electrotype) 2" diameter
1809
[A silver seal is also held at the Guildhall Museum, Rochester, which holds a broadsheet describing how the original seal was stolen. The Museum's seal is the replacement seal, of which item CH108/3 is a replica]

CH108/18
Draft case respecting the Governors of Hawkins' Hospital drafted by Twopeny [cf. Twopenny] and Essell, Rochester, Solicitors for the opinion of Solicitor of Admiralty, reciting and translating foundation charter. Endorsed to effect that Solicitor of Admiralty's reply entered in minutes 26 March 1832.
1832 1 item
[See also items /1-2]

BOROUGH OF CHATHAM

CBA/T501
Royal Charter of Incorporation (Royal Letters Patent) (Municipal Corporations Act 1882)
Reciting petition submitted by inhabitant householders of the Local Government District of Chatham in November 1888 (preamble, membrane 1);
22 November 1890 MALSC Granting the Local Government District of Chatham the status of Municipal Borough (membrane 2, paragraph 1);
Granting corporate name of Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Chatham and right to armorial bearings (membrane 2, paragraph 2);
Granting body corporate powers commensurate with Municipal Borough (membrane 2, paragraph 3);
Fixing the no. of councillors at 18 (membrane 2, paragraph 4);
Dividing the Borough into 3 wards (membrane 2, paragraph 5);
Directing that each ward elect 6 councillors (membrane 2, paragraph 5);
Stipulating arrangements with regard to the initial constitution of the Borough Council (membranes 2-3, paragraph 7);
Appointing dates of election of first councillors on 23 March 1891 and of first mayor and aldermen on 30 March 1891 (membrane 3, paragraph 8);
Designating years of retirement of first councillors and aldermen (membrane 3, paragraph 9);
Defining the first mayor's term of office (membrane 3, paragraph 10);
Confirming the applicability of the Municipal Corporations Act to the initial constitution of the Borough Council (membrane 3, paragraph 11);
Also comprising:
1st. Schedule, Part 1 (membranes 3-4)
Proposed metes and bound of the Borough
1st. Schedule, Part 2 (membranes 4-5)
Metes and Bounds of Wards
2nd. Schedule (membrane 5)
Dates of retirement of councillors and aldermen
3rd. Schedule (membranes 5-6)
Substitutions to dates and times named in the Municipal Corporations Act.
Royal Sign Manual applied to foot of m6.
1 item/6 membranes.

CBA/T502
Grant of Arms

(i) Sir Albert William Woods, Kt., Garter Principal King of Arms;
1 August 1891 Walter Aston Blount, Esq., Clarenceux King of Arms
George Edward Cokayne, Esq., Norroy King of Arms
(Their Coats of Arms or badges of office depicted at head of document)
(ii) Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Incorporated Borough of Chatham
Reciting Charter of Incorporation (see CBA/T501 above).
Giving blazoning of Coat of Arms of Borough viz.
Argent a Fesse Chequey Gules and Or between in Chief two Ancient Ships with three Masts and Sails proper Colours flying of the second and in Base a Sword of the fourth pomel and hilt of the third sumounted by a Trident in Saltire and entwined with a Wreath of Laurel also proper And for the Crest Out of a Naval Crown Or a Trident erect enfiled with a Wreath of Laurel proper as depicted in the upper left margin. [The coat of arms depicted includes the motto Loyal and True ]
Endorsed to effect that has been passed by Charles H. Athill, Richmond Herald and as having been recorded in the College of Arms, London, by William H. Weldon, Windsor Herald, Registrar.
[Accessioned as DE47 (DE series) and 63A (pre-DE series)]
1 membrane with three pendant
seals of office in skippets
27" x 21" excluding seals & tapes
(686mm x 530mm)
With box 22 1/4" x 6" x 2 1/2"
(563mm x 150mm x 62mm)
For an image of the document, please click here
MALSC

CBA/T503
Presentation of mace to Mayor and Corporation of Chatham from the Ladies of Chatham , given as a slight token of the warm interest the Ladies of Chatham take in the welfare of the new Borough , signed by several women including Mary C. Winch, Mayoress, Ellen de la Cour and Maria Stigant. (The signatories would appear to be the wives of the first councillors, cf. Chatham 100 by R. Foster, 1990, ref. CHA352)
20 October 1891 MALSC [Accessioned as DE46 (DE series) and 62A (pre-DE series)]
1 membrane
14 7/8" x 10 7/8"
378mm x 276mm

STROOD RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL MALSC

GRANT OF ARMS 1952-1955

SRDC/74
Grant of Arms from the College of Arms to Strood Rural District Council.

Signed by Sir George Rothe Bellew, Principal King of Arms, Sir Arthur William Stuart Cochrane, Clarenceux King of Arms and Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston, Norroy and Ulster King of Arms.
6 June 1953

The blazoning is:
Vert two Quill Pens in saltire points downward Or between in chief a Port between two Towers Argent and in base a Cornucopia Gold the Fruit proper two Flaunches barry wavy of six also Argent and Azure And for the Crest On a Wreath of the Colours Issuant from a Saxon Crown Or a Ship's Mast proper the sail Gules charged with a Horse rampant Argent Pennon flying also Gules

[The following description of the coat of arms is quoted from The Coronation Book 2nd. June, 1953 written by Ralph Arnold for Strood RDC, 1953 (Local Studies collection ref. 942STR p.18):

The shield is an heraldic map of the Rural District. The green central portion of the shield, representing the rich agricultural area of the Rural District, particularly the Hoo Peninsula, is placed between blue and white waves representing the [Rivers] Thames and Medway. On the green portion is depicted the main entrance to Cooling Castle, two quill pens crossed refer to the literary associations with Charles Dickens, whilst the Horn of Plenty (Cornucopia) stands for the principal industry, agriculture.

The shield is surmounted by the closed helmet proper to civic Arms with its crest-wreath and decorated mantling (the Mediaeval tournament cloak). The crest includes the Saxon crown in reference to the sites of Saxon settlements in the Rural District, and the ship's sail alludes to the maritime activities on the Medway, the sail being charged with the White Horse of Kent.]

 

With three pendant seals contained in skippets.
1 membrane
For an image of the document, please click here

SRDC/75
Obtaining Grant of Arms and publication of Souvenir 1 book to commemorate Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
1952-1955 MALSC Coronation Celebrations 1953 and Coronation Book (ZE-1)
File of correspondence between Clerk and Anthony R. Wagner, Richmond Herald, College of Arms, London EC4 and others concerning the design of a Coat of Arms and Crest culminating in Strood RDC obtaining Grant of Arms (26 June 1953) and with Ralph Arnold, Constable & Co. Ltd., London WC2 author, and others, discussing preparation and distribution of Strood RDC commemorative souvenir gift book for children in the District, entitled as above.
Includes typescript short history of Vigo Village , Meopham by D.P. Terry, Engineer and Surveyor [?] with extract from Planning Basis for Kent concerning proposed London satellite town at Meopham, January 1953 intended for Ralph Arnold to use in souvenir book.
Includes Copy of letter of request for Grant of Arms from F.C. Laurence. Chairman of Strood RDC, to Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal, 7 October 1952.
Includes Three alternative Coats of Arms considered by Wagner January 1953.
Includes Letters and independent design for Coat of Arms from Rowland Bretton, 16 Mayfield Drive, Halifax, Yorkshire 1952-1953.
Includes Letter from Town Clerk to Bretton explaining and blazoning new Coat of Arms and translating Latin motto Spes Patriae Rus as The Hope of the Country is the Countryside , 15 October 1953.
(All SRDC/75/1)
Includes Pencil draft of Strood RDC coat of arms and crest by Wagner, as described in letter 13 January 1953 (SRDC/75/2).
Includes Two printed brochures from printers and scroll writers in connection with Coronation, 1953 (SRDC/75/3)
Includes Printed souvenir programme for Coronation Celebrations organised by Frindsbury Extra Parish Meeting, for 6 June 1953. (SRDC/75/4)
[See also Grant of Arms (SRDC/74)]
1 file /c.300 pp
+ booklets

POST-1974 AUTHORITY

19 June 1974
Queen Elizabeth II to Medway District Council: Letters Patent Granting status of Borough; confirming powers exercisable before 1 April 1974 by City of Rochester to new Borough; confirming privileges and rights likewise; appointing Mayor of Borough of Medway as Admiral of the River Medway and Constable of Rochester Castle; confirming powers of City of Rochester previously in respect of Rochester Oyster and Floating Fisheries and Admiralty Court. Pendant seal attached.

[Elizabeth the Second/by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and/ of Our other Realms and Territories Queen,/Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith:/to all to whom these presents shall come, greeting!/Whereas certain new local government areas known as districts have been/ established by the Local Government Act 1972:/ And whereas a Petition praying for a grant of a Charter conferring/ upon the district of Medway the status of a borough has been presented unto Us/ by the council of the said district:/ and whereas We are pleased by the advice of Our Privy Council to/ grant a Charter for such purpose:/ And whereas the area of the said district includes the areas of the former city of Rochester and the former/ borough of Chatham in respect of which divers/ Charters had been granted./ Now therefore know ye that We, by virtue of Our Prerogative/ Royal and in pursuance of the Local Government Act 1972 and of all other/ powers and authorities enabling Us in that behalf, have granted and declared and/ by these Presents do grant and declare as follows:-/ 1. The district of Medway shall have the status of a borough./2. Any powers to appoint local officers of dignity exercisable immediately/ before the first day of April, One thousand nine hundred and seventy-four by the/ mayor, aldermen and citizens of the former city of Rochester shall be exercisable/ by the council of the borough of Medway in respect of the whole of the borough./ 3. Any privileges or rights belonging immediately before the first day of April,/ One thousand nine hundred and seventy-four to the citizens of the former city of/ Rochester shall belong to the inhabitants of the whole borough of Medway./ 4. The mayor of the borough of Medway shall have the office of Admiral of/ the water of Medway from Sheerness to Hawkwood and the office of Constable/ of Rochester Castle./ 5. Subject to any provisions made under or by virtue of any statute in force on/ the first day of April, One thousand nine hundred and seventy-four, all powers/ exercisable before the first day April, One thousand nine hundred and seventy four,/ by the mayor, aldermen and citizens of the former city of Rochester in relation to/ the Rochester Oyster and Floating Fisheries by virtue of the common law,/ prescription or otherwise, shall vest in and be exercisable by the council of the/ borough of Medway who shall for this purpose act by a Court of Admiralty/ consisting of the mayor of the borough (who shall preside) and such members of/ the borough council as the said council may appoint at their annual meeting and/ the mayor and the members so chosen shall duly hold a Court of Admiralty at/ such times and in such manner as may be necessary or proper in like manner as/ the Court of Admiralty was held prior to the first day of April, One thousand/ nine hundred and seventy-four./6. The provision contained in Article 3 of this Our Charter is in lieu of that made/ by section 246 (1) of the Local Government Act 1972./In witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent./ Witness Ouself at Westminster the nineteenth day of June/ in the twenty-third year of Our Reign./By warrant under the Queen's Sign Manual/Dobson]colour negative M98 MALSC 1 March 1977   Call no: RUMCC/C1/01

C
Grant of Arms
(i) Sir Anthony Richard Wagner, Kt., Garter Principal King of Arms
MALSC John Riddell Bromhead Walker Esq., Calrenceux King of Arms
Walter John George Verco Esq., Norroy and Ulster King of Arms
(ii) Medway Borough Council
Or on a Cross between in the first and fourth quarters a Cornucopia Gules a Lion passant guardant of the field And for the Crest Out of a Naval Crown Or three Towers Gules, Mantled Gules doubled Argent; and a device or badge The Head of a Trident Argent within an Annulet masoned and embattled on the outer edge rompu in pall or and Supporters On either side a Sea Horse Argent finned and tailed Or gorged with a Collar chequy Or and Gules the dexter supporting a Trident & the sinister an Oar Gold
Includes at top, illustrations of badges or coats of arms of the Heralds
[NB no motto* appears with the illustration or in the text]
[* See City of Rochester-upon-Medway: List of Members of the Council since Day One [i.e. 1973] by Mr. D. Barrow, Administration Section, Chief Executive's Department, Rochester Upon Medway City Council copy in the Archives Library.]
With three attached pendant seals in skippets.
MALSC
Please click here for an image of the grant of arms

3 June 1989
Rochester Upon Medway City Council Cadiz, Spain twinning agreement CEN/GM/24
MALSC

Dated 25 January 1982
Queen Elizabeth II to Borough of Rochester-upon-Medway: Letters Patent
MALSC Confers status of City and rank, liberties, privileges and immunities incident to a City. [TS transcription in Bartlett as above ROC352.002]

A transcript is as follows:

ELIZABETH THE SECOND/ BY THE GRACE OF GOD OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN/ AND NORTHERN IRELAND AND OF OUR OTHER REALMS AND TERRITORIES/ QUEEN, HEAD OF THE COMMONWEALTH DEFENDER OF THE FAITH/To all whom these Presents shall come Greeting Whereas part of the Borough of Rochester upon Medway/being the area of the City of Rochester as constituted immediately before the 1st April 1974 has from that date/been called and styled the City of Rochester by virtue of Our Letters made Patent on the 18th March 1974/And Whereas We deem it meet and proper that the whole of the said Borough and not the said part of the Borough as heretofore should/have the name style and status of a City and for this reason and for divers other good causes and considerations Us thereunto moving/We are graciously pleased to confer on the said Borough the status of a City Now therefore Know Ye that We of our special grace and /favour and mere motion do by these Presents ordain declare and direct that the BOROUGH OF ROCHESTER UPON MEDWAY/shall henceforth have the status of a CITY and shall have all such rank liberties privileges and immunities as are incident to a City/In Witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent Witness Ourself at Westminster the twenty-fifth day of/January in the thirtieth year of Our Reign/BY WARRANT UNDER THE QUEEN'S SIGN MANUAL/Bourne

MALSC

GILLINGHAM AREA

GILLINGHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL

17 August 1903: King Edward VII, charter of incorporation, 3 membranes attached into 6 pages; numerous printed copies also available. (GBC: MTC/MR/16) MALSC

22 April 1904: grant of arms, Clarenceaux and Norroy Kings of Arms to mayor, aldermen and burgesses of Gillingham, 1 membrane, two pendant seals attached.
Blazoning: argent a cross gules in the first quarter an ancient harp, in the second on waves of the sea an ancient ship, in the third issuing out of waves of the sea a rock thereon a fort, and in the fourth quarter a sprig of broom all proper, and for the crest on a wreath of the colours in front of a fouled anchor erect two swords in saltire point upwards that pointing to the dexter sheathed all proper.
(GBC; MTC/MR/13) MALSC
For an image of this document, please click here

Achievement of arms of Gillingham Borough Council including motto: with fort and fleet for home and England from Somerset Herald, Heralds College, London 27 May 1904; parchment mounted on wood.
Facsimiles available. (GBC: MTC/MR/9) MALSC

MEDWAY COUNCIL

Grant of Arms from College of Arms, London to Medway Council, the arms blazoned as follows:
Azure issuing in a base a Bridge of four arches the parapet enarched Argent and statant thereon a Lion passant guardant Or armed and langued Gules And for the Crest Upon a Helm Issuing from a Naval Crown Or three Towers Argent that in the centre wreathed below the battlements with a Garland of Broom proper the outer Towers similarly wreathed with a Garland of Oak Azure Mantled Azure doubled Argent
for a badge: Statant upon two Pallets wavy their apexes conjoined to a chevron reversed wavy Azure a Lion Passant Guardant Or and langued Gules
with for supporters: On either side a Sea Horse Argent the piscene parts Azure each supporting a Trident palewise Or and gorged with a Collar Checky Or and Gules pendent therefrom by a ring a Harp Or stringed Argent.
22 November 1999
Call no.: ACE/DS/CC/2
MALSC

Royal Letters Patent
HM Queen Elizabeth I
Medway Towns District Council
Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Our other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith:
To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting!
Whereas certain new local government districts have been established by Orders made under the Local Government Act 1972:
And whereas the Council of the District of the Medway Towns are, until the first day of April One thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight, a shadow authority who by virtue of regulations made under the Local Government Act 1992 are empowered by provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 to present unto us a Petition praying for the grant of a Charter conferring upon the said District of the Medway Towns the status of a Borough:
And whereas a Petition praying for the grant of a Charter conferring upon the said District the status of a Borough has been presented unto Us by the Council of the said District:
And whereas We are pleased by the advice of Our Privy Council to grant a Charter for such purpose:
And whereas the area of the said District includes the area of the former Borough of Gillingham and the City of Rochester Upon Medway in respect of which divers Charters have been granted:
Now therefore know ye that We, by virtue of Our Prerogative Royal and in pursuance of the Local Government Act 1972 and of all other powers and authorities enabling Us in that behalf, have granted and declared and by these Presents do grant and declare as follows:
1 The District of the Medway Towns shall have the status of a Borough.
2 Any powers to appoint local officers of dignity exercisable immediately before the first day of April, One thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight by the mayor, aldermen and burgesses of the former Borough of Gillingham of the Council of the City of Rochester Upon Medway shall be exercisable by the Council of the Borough of Medway Towns in respect of the whole Borough.
3 The Mayor of the Borough of the Medway Towns shall have the office of Admiral of the Water of Medway from Sheerness to Hawkwood and the office of Constable of Rochester Castle.
4 Subject to any provisions made under or by virtue of any statute in force on the first day of April One thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight, all powers exercisable before the first day of April One thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight by the City Council of Rochester Upon Medway in relation to the Rochester Oyster and Floating Fisheries by virtue of the common law, prescription or otherwise, shall vest in and be exercisable by the Council of the Borough of the Medway Towns who shall for this purpose act by a Court of Admiralty consisting of the Mayor of the Borough (who shall preside) and such members of the Borough Council as the said Council may appoint at their annual meeting and the Mayor and the members so chosen shall duly hold a Court of Admiralty at such times and in such manner as may be necessary or proper in like manner as the Court of Admiralty was held prior to the first day of April One thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight.
5 Any privileges or rights belonging immediately before the first day of April, One thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight to the burgesses of the former Borough of Gillingham or to the citizens of the City of Rochester Upon Medway shall belong to the inhabitants of the whole of the Borough of the Medway Towns.
6 This Our Charter shall come into force on the first day of April, One thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight.
In witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.
Witness Ourself at Westminster the first day of April in the forty-seventh year of Our Reign.
By warrant under the Queen’s Sign Manual
Legg
Call no.: MTC/CE/CE/2 MALSC
2 membranes with Great Seal, fabric tie and case.

This handlist is not inclusive of all charters held in the Archives.

NB some reference nos. are temporary e.g. CBA/T

Compiled August 1996

File updated by Archivist Nov 2013


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Manorial Records

Manor of Griston, Norfolk.

Court book.
(Original number 123283)
Date: 1646-1653, 1672-1675
Quantity: 1 document


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Dean and Chapter of Rochester: Official Royal and Decanal Orders

Order in Council to pay all arrears of first fruits and tenths in the city of London by the 31st January 1558/1559.

Signed: N. Bacon [Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper and Chancellor]; F. Shrewsbury [Francis Talbot, 5th Earl of Shrewbury]; F. Bedford [Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford]; Arundell [Henry FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Norfolk]; E. Clynton [Edward Fiennes de Clinton, Baron de Clinton and Saye, Lord High Admiral]; W. Howard [William, 1st Lord Howard of Effingham]; T. Parry [Sir Thomas Parry, Controller of the Household]; William Petress [Secretary of State]; John Masone [Chancellor of Oxford University and Dean of Winchester, diplomatist and ambassador]; Ry. Sakevyle [Sir Richard Sackville, first cousin to Anne Boleyn, Chancellor of the Court of Augmentations]; Ab[raham] [i.e. Abraham] Cave; W. Crall.
Date: 3 January 1558/1559
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

Shorne rectory with the barn and barnyard, tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments but excepting the tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments arising out of land and premise in the entire borough of Tonge in Shorne.

A, B

Lessees: George Marsh, esq., Commissioner of HM Navy and William Marsh of Norfolk Street, Strand, London, esq. executors of Elizabeth Baynard of St. Margaret, Rochester, spinster, deceased.

Term: 21 years

Rents: £20 plus 5 quarters good sweet merchantable wheat at Midsummer; 10s. a year to be distributed among the inhabitants of the parish; and green rushes for the church.

Conditions: 1. Grace 21 days; 2a, 2b, 9 2 quarters wheat 3 quarters barley to be paid to the vicar at Michaelmas and Lady Day each year at the rate of 6s.8d/quarter for wheat and 4s/quarter for barley*, 20s. to the Bishop of Rochester each year plus 12. on his visitation; and 7s.6d. to the Archdeacon of Rochester for proxies on his visitation; 12, 19, 23, 25, 70.

* In consideration of this the Dean and Chapter made a payment of 35s. every half year to the lessee.

File updated by Borough Archivist, Medway Council 19 January 2001.

Date: 28 June 1798
Quantity: 2 documents
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

Shorne rectory with the barn and barnyard, tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments but excepting the tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments arising out of land and premise in the entire borough of Tonge in Shorne.

A, B

Lessee: William Marsh of Norfolk Street, Strand, esq, surviving executor of Elizabeth Baynard of St. Margaret, Rochester, spinster, deceased.

Term: 21 years

Rents: £20 plus 5 quarters good sweet merchantable wheat at Midsummer; 10s. a year to be distributed among the inhabitants of the parish; and green rushes for the church.

Conditions: 1. Grace 21 days; 2a, 2b, 9 2 quarters wheat 3 quarters barley to be paid to the vicar at Michaelmas and Lady Day each year at the rate of 6s.8d/quarter for wheat and 4s/quarter for barley*, 20s. to the Bishop of Rochester each year plus 12. on his visitation; and 7s.6d. to the Archdeacon of Rochester for proxies on his visitation; 12, 19, 23, 25, 70.

* In consideration of this the Dean and Chapter made a payment of 35s. every half year to the lessee.

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Date: 26 June 1805
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

Shorne rectory with the barn and barnyard, tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments but excepting the tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments arising out of land and premise in the entire borough of Tonge in Shorne.

Assignment of securities (held by way of indemnity) on the marriage of Arthur Cuthbert Marsh of Norfolk Street, Strand, Middlesex, esq. with Miss Anne Caldwell of Linley Wood, Stafford, Staffordshire, spinster.

Assignor: Arthur Cuthbert Marsh

Assignees: Josiah Wedgewood [cf. Wedgwood], senior of Etruria, Stafford, Staffordshire, esq. and George Edward Graham of Berners Street, Maryleborne, Middlesex, esq., banker

File updated by Borough Archivist, Medway Council 19 January 2001.

Date: 28 July 1817
Quantity: 1 document
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

Shorne rectory with the barn and barnyard, tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments but excepting the tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments arising out of land and premise in the entire borough of Tonge in Shorne.

Assurance of the life interest of William Marsh in the sums of £16,666.13s.4d. £3 per cent consolidated bank annuities, £3246.6s.5d. East India Stock and £563.13s.7d. East India Stock.

James Bolland of Seymour Place, Euston Square, Middlesex, esq. Joseph Hare of Bedford Square, Middlesex, merchant, Matthews Koops Knight of Berners Street, Oxford Street, Middlesex, esq. and William Marsh late of Knightsbridge but now of Paris, France, esq., to Arthur Cuthbert Marsh of Whitehall Place, Westminster, esq. George Edward Graham of Boyanston Square. Marylebone, Middlesex, esq., Henry Rowles of Stratton Street, Picadilly, Middlesex esq. and George Delmar of Norfolk Street, Strand, Middlesex, gentleman in trust for Georgiana Nelson Marsh and Mary Marsh, both late of Orpington, Kent, but now of Paris, France, spinsters.

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Date: 31 August 1825
Quantity: 1 document
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

Shorne rectory with the barn and barnyard, tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments but excepting the tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments arising out of land and premise in the entire borough of Tonge in Shorne.

Assignment of lease to Thomas Parsons, of Norfolk Street, Strand, London, a trustee for Arthur Cuthbert Marsh, esq.

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Date: 9 January 1832
Quantity: 1 document
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

Shorne rectory with the barn and barnyard, tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments but excepting the tithes, profits, commodities and emoluments arising out of land and premise in the entire borough of Tonge in Shorne.

Mortgage of Lease

Lessees Arthur Cuthbert Marsh of Kilburn, Middlesex, esq. and Thomas Parsons of Norfolk Street, Strand, his trustee.

Mortagees Josiah Wedgewood [cf. Wedgwood] of Etruria, Stafford, Staffordshire, esq. and Henry Holland of Lower Brook Street, St. George Hanover Square, Middlesex, doctor of physic.

Endorsed with assignments of the mortgage for 29 January 1884; 24 December 1840; and 9 December 1847

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Date: 10 January 1832
Quantity: 1 document
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral 1591-1830

Letter E.H. Lee Warner, Denton House, Harleston, Norfolk to the Archdeacon of Rochester; Cover to DRc/Emf 7/1 which he found while sorting through Bishop Warner's papers at Thorpland Hall, and returns to cathedral archives.

Date: 18 August 1931
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral 1591-1830

Letter E.H. Lee Warner, Denton House, Harleston, Norfolk to the Archdeacon of Rochester; Cover to DRc/Emf 7/1 which he found while sorting through Bishop Warner's papers at Thorpland Hall, and returns to cathedral archives.

Date: 18 August 1931
Quantity: 1p.
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral

The Chapter Room, 1906-1908 (DRc/Emf 73/1-75)

In October 1906 Thomas Hellyar Foord offered to finance the rebuilding of the eastern wall of the Chapter Room and to replace the window with a large bay window. His offer was accepted and the wall largely rebuilt with stones from the tower demolished in 1903-1904 which were then lying on Acorn Wharf, Rochester and which belonged to Mr. Foord. At the same time hot water central heating was also installed. The work was done by West Brothers and the architect was Charles Hodgson Fowler.

Letter. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Ltd., 11 Norfolk Street, Strand, London WC, to R.A. Arnold, Chapter Clerk: Asks to be informed when the heating apparatus has been installed and the books replaced.

Date: 15 November 1907
Quantity: 1p.
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral

The Chapter Room, 1906-1908 (DRc/Emf 73/1-75)

In October 1906 Thomas Hellyar Foord offered to finance the rebuilding of the eastern wall of the Chapter Room and to replace the window with a large bay window. His offer was accepted and the wall largely rebuilt with stones from the tower demolished in 1903-1904 which were then lying on Acorn Wharf, Rochester and which belonged to Mr. Foord. At the same time hot water central heating was also installed. The work was done by West Brothers and the architect was Charles Hodgson Fowler.

Letter. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office, Ltd., 11 Norfolk Street, Strand, London WC to R.A. Arnold, Chapter Clerk: Acknowledges letter and request policy for endorsement.

Date: 3 January 1908
Quantity: 1p.
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral

The Chapter Room, 1906-1908 (DRc/Emf 73/1-75)

In October 1906 Thomas Hellyar Foord offered to finance the rebuilding of the eastern wall of the Chapter Room and to replace the window with a large bay window. His offer was accepted and the wall largely rebuilt with stones from the tower demolished in 1903-1904 which were then lying on Acorn Wharf, Rochester and which belonged to Mr. Foord. At the same time hot water central heating was also installed. The work was done by West Brothers and the architect was Charles Hodgson Fowler.

Letter. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office, Ltd., 11 Norfolk Street, Strand, London WC to R.A. Arnold, Chapter Clerk: Policy received.

Date: 6 January 1908
Quantity: 1p.
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral

The Chapter Room, 1906-1908 (DRc/Emf 73/1-75)

In October 1906 Thomas Hellyar Foord offered to finance the rebuilding of the eastern wall of the Chapter Room and to replace the window with a large bay window. His offer was accepted and the wall largely rebuilt with stones from the tower demolished in 1903-1904 which were then lying on Acorn Wharf, Rochester and which belonged to Mr. Foord. At the same time hot water central heating was also installed. The work was done by West Brothers and the architect was Charles Hodgson Fowler.

Letter. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office, Ltd., 11 Norfolk Street, Strand, London WC to R.A. Arnold, Chapter Clerk: Cover to fire insurance policy returned.

Date: 14 February 1908
Quantity: 1p.
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

Repair and Maintenance

Property Repairs 1710-1912 (DRc/Emp 1-39)

Chart Sutton Chancel 1895-1899 (DRc/Emp 33/1-28)

Copies with copy letter to Samuel Cheetham, Archdeacon of Rochester (22 February) from Rev. Frederick Fitch, vicar of Cromer relating to the demolition of the chancel of Cromer Church, Norfolk and its rebuilding.

Date: 1897
Quantity: 1 sheaf/4pp.
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

Repair and Maintenance

Property Repairs 1710-1912 (DRc/Emp 1-39)

Chart Sutton Chancel 1895-1899 (DRc/Emp 33/1-28)

Letter. Rev. Frederick Fitch, Vicar of Cromer, Norfolk to Samuel Cheetham, Archdeacon of Rochester: See DRc/Emp 33/5.

Date: 4 March 1897
Quantity: 1p.
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester  Treasurers' books (DRc/FTb )

 

Finance records: treasurer

 

 

 

Treasurer's book - Francis Durant de Breval [cf. Brevall]

 

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.

 

Includes minutes of a chapter meeting 19 March 1679/1680

 

Includes 2s 6d paid to Lewis Miller an Helvetian [i.e. Swiss, cf. Switzerland] poor scholar, by order of the prebends 10 December 1680

 

Includes 5s paid for the relief of Captain Timothy Crow [cf. Crowe], 24 January 1680/1681

 

Includes 2s 6d paid to relieve a poor decayed minister, one Francis Fowler of Norwich, Norfolk, by the dean's order 14 March 1680/1681

 

Includes 6s paid goodwife Wall for nursing the bastard left in the premises of this church, the mother being run away, the father of it (as is supposed) is the young fellow that lived with madam Barrell, 2 weeks at 3s per week due 18th. instant, 21 March 1680/1681 [further payments pertaining]

 

Includes 4d relief to a poor woman that came out of Bedlam [i.e. Bethlehem Hospital, Moorfields, London], 10 April 1681

 

Includes 1s paid to two poor gentlemen that came from Ireland and lost all they had by fire, 25 April 1681

 

Includes paid 2s towards relief of Captain Denis Breman who was disabled in his body and limbs at the siege of Maastricht (Maestricht) [Holland/Netherlands], 10 May 1681

 

Includes paid 5s paid to a poor woman for the use of a leper which is going to the Bath [Somerset?] for cure, given by order of the chapter, 22 June 1681

 

Includes 5s paid a Jew turned Christian by order of the vice dean and Dr. Clerke, 24 June 1681

 

Includes paid by the order of the vice dean 5s to Mr. Conny and Mr. Orrin towards the releasement of Mr. Gregory, vicar of Bearsted, out of Maidstone Goal, 4 July 1681

 

Includes payments to George Rootes of Trottiscliffe, butcher, for keeping Sarah Cooke [passim]

 


Date: 1680-1681
Quantity: 1 booklet
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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.

Treasurer's book - John Wyvell. John Wyvell's hand is idiosyncratic but he names recipients of alms more commonly than his predecessors in office, see below.

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.

Includes 7s 6d paid to Matthew Padsey a Frenchman [cf. France] and his family, recommended by Dr. Brevall [cf. Breval] 6 December 1681

Includes 6d paid to a poor gentleman who was ruined by water in Norfolk, 21 January 1681/1682

Includes paid 2s to John Alexander a converted Jew, by the dean's order and the vice dean's, 4 April 1682

Includes 1s 6d paid to Daniel Maccabeth a Low Country [cf. Holland/Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg] captain [?], who had the mayors of Dover and Canterbury's passes and according to the vice dean's order, 4 April 1682

Includes 1s given to the sculptor of the monument by the dean's [?] order, 28 April 1682

Includes 4d given to Monsieur Le Pallon a French [cf. France] Protestant, 13 May 1682

Includes 1s paid to Thomas Abraham a Jew newly converted, by order of the dean, Dr. Ullock, 17 June 1682

Includes 1s paid to a poor seaman that escaped out of the Gloucester (Glosster) frigate [wrecked off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk 6 May 1682, see Ships of the Royal Navy by J.J. Colledge, 1987, local studies collection], having a pass from the mayor of Gravesend, 21 June 1682

Includes 6d paid to 2 poor men newly come out of prison for debt, by order of the vice dean, 12 August 1682

Includes 6d paid to 4 poor Dutchmen [cf. Holland/Netherlands] who brought a pass from the Lord Mayor of London, 16 August 1682

Includes 1s paid to a poor scholar, Richard Andrews, 23 August 1682

Includes 1s 6d paid to 2 poor Protestant Frenchmen [cf. France], 14 September 1682

Includes 1s 6d paid to 7 poor men taken by the Turks [cf. Turkey] as appeared by a certificate from several justices of the peace of this county, 14 September 1682

Includes 1s paid for the maintenance and present support of a scholar at Brazenose (Brazen Nose) College, Oxford, Oxfordshire, under a certificate of the principal and several fellows of the college, his name John Perkinson [cf. Parkinson], 21 September 1682

Includes 1s 6d given to Mr. John Sheapheard [cf. Shepherd] towards the relief of himself and family who lost all they had in coming from Ireland, having a large certificate of the truth thereof, 3 November 1682

Includes 6d paid to Godfrey Barker a poor traveller that was robbed on Shooters Hill [Greenwich] and wanting relief to carry him home, 16 November 1682

Includes 2s given to a poor Protestant his wife and 2 children coming out of France in great distress; one David Lavaunge, between them, 23 November 1682.

Latin and English.

With leather ties.

Date: 1681-1682
Quantity: 1 booklet
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