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Result number 1 - Please quote Reference: 03_DE_SERIES_0001_0250/DE0181 on request slip.

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Additional records Rainham parish church mainly relating to the fabric, comprising:

Cartoon of proposed breastwork for chancel seats by Alexander Gough of Lancaster Place, London, architect c.1850 [?];
two off-prints entitled Kentish Items by Ralph Griffin FSA relating to the Rainham Church brasses (fromTransactions of the Monumental Brass Society Vol. VI pp.354-371 1914[?]) and Church Plate in Kent: Sittingbourne Deanery [Canterbury Diocese] by Rev. C.E. Woodruff MA from Archaelogia Cantiana 1903;
printed booklets comprising Sunburst parish magazines January - December 1991 (12 items)
bundle of letters and other papers comprising letters from Robert Marchant, 2 Bedford Square, London WC1 and Rev. R.U. Potts, St. Augustine's College, Canterbury (Advisory Committee on Faculties, Canterbury Diocese) to Rev. A.D. Hodgson, The Vicarage, Rainham about proposed vicars' nominal board 1929; circulars from Ministry of Town and Country Planning, 38 Onslow Gardens, London and Church Commissioners , 1 Millbank, Westminster SW1 about inclusion of Rainham Church in List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest 1950; letter from Christopher Chavasse, Bishop of Rochester to a Mr. Jordan covering a drawing of the parish chest 1953; letter from H.C. Maule of The Pyghtle, East Bergholt, East Suffolk to an unnamed addressee with an heraldic enquiry concerning the Tufton tombs in Rainham Church and Sir Winston Churchill 1938; plan of Broadview Garden Estate, Rainham, vendor C.E. Andrews c.1921; brass rubbings; notes on two silver flaggons c.1950; with photocopies of all same including photocopy of Gough's drawing as above;
sequestration issued on resignation of Rev. C. Cobb 1908;
curates' licences 1935 - 1965 (4 items) ;
Rural Dean's report 1923;
Memorandum of Reading of 39 Articles of Religion 1955;
Faculties 1897-1931 (7 items);
Call No.: P296 Additional
Date: c.1850-c.1991
Quantity: 1 bundle


Result number 2 - Please quote Reference: 04_DE_SERIES_0251_0500/DE0330 on request slip.

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Title deeds to properties in Medway area, comprising:

Sheepland and Middle Street in Chatham and Gillingham (Rogers, Sutton and Wimble) 1708, 1710 New King’s Head formerly Salutation in High Street, St. Nicholas’ Parish, Rochester (Holwill and Davison) 1723; Naval General Letter of Attorney from William Phillips of Chatham, Shipwright to his wife Susanna Phillips of Chatham, headed by printed copy of seal whose legend reads Pray God preserves our Fleet 1727; probate copy of will of William Phillips of Chatham, shipwright, proved at Rochester Consistory Court 1750; New King’s Head formerly Salutation, Rochester (Hammond and de Vaux) 1783; messuage in east side of High Street, Rochester, St. Nicholas’ Parish (Hall and Booth) 1892; messuage in two dwellings in Sheepland or Middle Street in Gillingham and Chatham (Pott, Phillips and Goss) 1798; messuage in two dwellings in Sheepland or Middle Street in Gillingham and Chatham (Goss and Stone) 1807; Sittingbourne, Hoo St. Werburgh and Rochester, St. Nicholas (Painther, Tucker and Towell) 1818-1819; precept or summons to tenants of Court Baron (Manor) of Twydall 1827; Middle Street, Brompton (Orton & Ford) 1849 (x 2); Dagenham [cf. Dagnam] Farm, Allhallows and Hoo St. Mary (Comport) 1845; probate copy of will of Harriet Ann Allan of Bolton le Moors, Lancashire, widow 1858; house in Middle Street, Brompton, grant of quit rents, Manor of Westcourt (Lawrence and Burchell) 1880; with extracts from Twydall Manorial Court Rolls before or c.1824-c.1827, written on legal bills; and Hawkedon, West Suffolk (Hammond and Firmin/ Firmen) 1706

[See also DE201]

File re-edited by Borough Archivist, Medway Council 3 November 2000.

Date: 1708-1880
Quantity: 1 bundle/21 items
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Additional records of Darenth Parish Church, Darenth Hill, Darenth, comprising:

register of banns 1989-2002 (1 volume)

Parochial Church Council (PCC) electoral roll 2002 and correspondence with Friends of Kent Churches, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), Diocese of Rochester, Thomas Ford and Partners, Sydenham, London, chartered architects and surveyors and others about finances and repairs, etc. 2001-2002 (1 bundle);

PCC standing committee minutes 1986-1998 (1 folder);

PCC minutes 1995-1998 (1 folder);

PCC minutes 2002 (1 bundle);

annual parish assembly minutes, agenda papers and vicar’s reports 1986-1998 (1 folder);

PCC treasurer’s correspondence 1996 and 1997-1998(2 bundles); receipts and expenditure books 1980-1995, 1993-1996, 1997 and 1997-1998 (3 volumes and 1 booklet);

printed booklet entitled An Episcopal Giant: an eightieth birthday tribute to Bishop David Say by RJM for Diocese of Rochester, 1994 (1 booklet);

TRIO or church stewardship pack with printed database or family roll of parishioners 1994 (1 folder);

correspondence and notes about tree planting ceremony, Green Street Green Common 1988 (1 sheaf);

correspondence, facsilime declarations and facsimile site plans pertaining to Darenth Park Hospital (formerly Metropolitan Asylum District Darenth Industrial Colony) Chapel and graveyards, [1878-1917] 1994 (1 folder);

local and Church of England printed and typescript notes on duties of churchwardens c.1981-c.1995 (1 folder);

minutes and agenda papers of 1st. Darenth (St. Margaret’s) Scout Group 1991-1998, associated correspondence 1986-1991 and some printed Scouting literature 1987 and c.1990 (1 folder);

correspondence with Purcell, Miller, Tritton and Partners, Sevenoaks, architects, surveyors and design consultants, English Heritage, the Council for the Care of Churches and the diocesan authorities, about quinquennial inspections, stonework repairs, window repairs and medieval wall painting restoration, with facsimile architect’s drawings, 1986-1991 (1 folder);

correspondence with Thomas Ford and Partners, Sydenham, London, chartered architects and surveyors about re-roofing works and with Purcell, Miller, Tritton and Partners, Sevenoaks, architects, surveyors and design consultants about stonework and chancel repairs 1991-1998 (1 folder);

printed and stencil typescript liturgical booklets, booklets on the history of Darenth church and manor and church guides, parish magazine (August 1926), photographs of the church, lists of vicars, facsimile plans, parish maps, newscuttings and programmes and orders of worship for special occasions including Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee (1977) and correspondence with Dartford Borough Council, Dartford Historical and Antiquarian Society, Paddie Drake of Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk and others on parish historical matters, also including printed and typescript material on Sutton at Hone church, [1900] c.1926-1998 (1 bundle)

ISAD (G) reference/call no.: P109


Date: [1878] c.1926-2002
Quantity: 1 1/2 boxes
Result number 4 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1176 on request slip.

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

 

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

certificate of service 1923-1943 (1 item)

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

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

(1 bundle/56 items/pp.)

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

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

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

(1 volume/89 photographs)

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

(1 volume/441 photographs/cuttings)

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

1 volume (42 photographs)

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

1 volume (127 photographs)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Date: 1900-1946
Quantity: Pending
Result number 5 - 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
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Additional records of HM Customs and Excise for the Port of Rochester, deposited by Knowledge Services Unit, Library Services, HM Customs and Excise, 4th. Floor West, Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street, Salford, Lancashire, via Senior Research Archivist, Centre for Kentish Studies, Sessions House, County Hall, County Road, Maidstone, comprising:

List of names of Royal Navy mates serving as chief officers of coastguard stations (in south of England and Ireland), giving names, stations and ports and remarks, 7 July 1842 (1p.);
Facsimile site plan, elevation and plan of proposed Waterguard Office, Customs and Excise, Port of Rochester, Canal Road, Strood, prepared by Ministry of Works, Forest Road, Tunbridge Wells, 20 June 1945 (1p.);
Facsimile plan, section and elevation of Customs and Excise Office, Port of Rochester, Canal Road, Strood, as revised 23 November 1946 (1p.);
Discharge certificate issued by Melville Hospital for Seamen and Marines [alias Chatham Hospital or Royal Hospital, Chatham], Chatham [cf. Brompton] in respect of Daniel Collins, commissioned boatman of HM Coastguard, Cliffe Creek, on completion of treatment for haemoptysis, 1850 (1p.);
Statement of particulars of trade and business at port of Rochester1877-1880 with letter from P. [?] Costello [?], collector at Rochester, asking for increase in salary, annotated with refusal 1881 (2pp.);
Correspondence pertaining to claim by Richard Coveney, examining officer, for removal expenses in removing from Lowestoft, Suffolk to Rochester 1868 (9 items);
Correspondence between Comptroller of Rochester Custom House, Long Room Branch, Assistant Secretary’s Branch and Captains of HMS Cambridge (1840), HMS Wanderer (1840), HMS Horatio (1852), Customs offices at Plymouth, Devon and Portsmouth, Hampshire and Edward Winch of Rochester (1852) pertaining to duty, Drawback and supply of wine and brandy to Royal Navy at Woolwich and Sheerness 1838-1852 (14 items)

[For previous deposit see DE829]

Date: 1838-1946
Quantity: 1 bundle
Result number 7 - Please quote Reference: 06_DE_SERIES_0751_1000/DE0970 on request slip.

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Records of Rochester Dickens Fellowship, comprising:

CDRoms burned by past chairman on occasion of deposit comprising inventories of branch records as below (2 x CDRoms);

Minute book 1913-1921 (1 volume);
Minute book 1922-1930 (1 volume);
Minute book 1930-1943 (1 volume)
Minute book 1944-1952 (1 volume);
Minute book 1952-1958 (1 volume);
Minute book 1958-1973 (1 volume);
Minutes 1974-1984 (1 ring binder);
Minute book 1982-1986 (1 booklet);
Minute book 1991-1999 (1 volume);
Minutes 1986-1989 (1 folder);
Branch minutes 2000-2004 (1 bundle);

Annual statements of accounts 1948-1989 (1 volume);

Annual receipts and expenditure book 1971-1989 (1 volume);

Membership subscription book 1968-1991 (1 volume);

Treasurer’s journal of expenses, including Swiss Chalet [cf. Switzerland; Eastgate, Rochester] appeal receipts, 1960-1983;

Register of outgoing letters 1973-1974 (1 booklet);

Summer outings receipts and expenditure book 1948-1975 (1 booklet);

Attendance register 1991-2002 (1 volume);

Branch secretary’s committee papers and reports 1990-2000 (1 bundle);

Register of members 1939-1969 (1 volume);

Register of members c.1951-c.1966 (1 booklet);

Printed booklet entitled The Rochester Dickens Fellowship Magazine: Conference Number May 1914 (1 booklet);

Correspondence about proposed demolition of Ordnance Terrace, Chatham 1971-1980 (1 folder);

correspondence about events 1992-1994 (1 bundle);

Accounts and correspondence about events 1995-2002 (1 folder);

correspondence mainly about events 1998-1999 (1 bundle);

Correspondence between Deal Branch, St. Leonard’s on Sea, Sussex, Branch, Francis Bywater of HQ Branch, London and others arranging for talks by Bywater and discussing other Dickensiana, 1985-1997 (1 folder)

Correspondence between Francis Bywater of HQ Branch, London, Professor Michael Slater of Birkbeck College, London, and others, discussing former’s draft history of the Fellowship, various events, conferences and Fellowship business, 1986-1996 (1 folder);

Talk notes by Francis Bywater of HQ Branch, London, talks entitled The Immortal Memory of Charles Dickens, Dickens as a Historical Novelist; G.K. Chesterton: A Centenary Appreciation and Where was Eatanswell [cf. Eatanswill; Sudbury, Suffolk] and other notes, c.1974-c.1986 (1 folder);

Treasurer’s reports and annual accounts 1990-1996 (1 sheaf);

Balance sheets 1973-1993 (1 bundle);

Annual balance sheets and treasurer’s reports 1984-1999 (1 bundle);

Printed leaflets and brochures pertaining to Dickens Fellowship’s Annual Conference, Rochester 2000, Dickens’ Country, Dickensiana, members’ questionnaires, accounts of stall at annual Dickens’ Festival, Rochester (1987), photograph of branch members in Pickwick Ball Room, Bull Hotel, High Street, Rochester 1939 and notes by Miss Amy Butler of Rochester on donation of Dickens MSS by Comte de Suzannet to Dickens’ House Museum, London in 1938 with abridged version of The School-boy’s Story (1853), 1938-2000 (1 folder);

Dickens Fellowship’s annual conference, Rochester, delegate’s folder, containing programme and printed matter pertaining to the surrounding Dickens’ Country, 1980 (1 folder);

Secretary’s correspondence and ephemera pertaining to Rochester Dickens Festival and other events c.1988-c.1993 (1 bundle);

Accounts, correspondence, local museum leaflets and printed Dickensiana, some associated with preparation and conclusion of Dickens Fellowship’s Annual Conference, Canterbury (1990) with other general correspondence and printed Dickensiana used by branch as hosts, 1985-1991 (1 folder);

Correspondence and accounts pertaining to branch’s organisation of Dickens Fellowship’s Annual Conference, Canterbury (1990), 1990-1991 (1 bundle);

Fellowship annual conference agenda papers and minutes 1978-2000 (1 bundle)

Branch officers’ correspondence with Francis Bywater of HQ Branch, London and others discussing events, with printed Dickensiana 1978-1997 (1 folder);

Correspondence of Francis Bywater of HQ Branch, London, copies of Fellowship’s rules and objects and printed Dickensiana, including copy of letter from Walter Dexter, of London, editor of The Dickensian to Comte de Suzannet (1934), [1934] 1982-1997 (1 folder);

Branch secretary’s reports, annual accounts, general correspondence, printed Dickensiana and membership circulars [1999] 2000-2003 (1 folder);

Bank statements of account, balance sheets, invoices and correspondence about accounts 2003 (1 folder);

Invoices, bank statements and quotations 1998-2000 (1 folder);

Notebook containing poems by Charles Dickens transcribed by Miss Amy Butler of Rochester, c.1938 (1 booklet);

Draft brief history of the Branch entitled Full Fifty Years by A.C. Holliday 1953 (1 booklet);

Copy of Chatham Standard article reporting annual meeting of branch 1904, c.1950 (1 sheaf);

Notes on the history of the branch read at the Guildhall Museum on occasion of 40th. anniversary with MS draft press release regarding same, 1943 (2 sheafs);

MS and typescript monographs and talk notes entitled: Charles Dickens as Man, Novelist and Neighbour by Henry Smetham of Newton St. Loe, 78 Goddington Road, Strood, with covering letter to Miss Amy Butler of Rochester 1943; typed transcripts of Charles Dickens’ novel Our Mutual Friend 1864-1865, adapted as play c.1960 (2pp.);

transcript of scenes from The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870) adapted as playlet c.1960; talk notes entitled: On the origin and history of the writing of Pickwick Papers by F.A. King of Maidstone, 1945; Humour and Pathos from Charles Dickens [c.1911, author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal] (2 versions), authors not stated [see also above]; Mirth and Sadness from [the Works of] Charles Dickens [1936, author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal] c.1940; Why Do We Admire Charles Dickens? [1929, author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal] c.1940; David Copperfield [1927, author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal]; Wit and Humour [author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal] [1924]; Charles Dickens as Portrayed in his Letters, c.1950, [author Thomas Topping Nashenden Lane, Borstal] (1 sheaf); Humour and Pathos from Charles Dickens c.1950, [author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal] (1 sheaf) [see also below]; notes on Thomas Topping’s talks (1 p.); Charles Dickens and Hans Andersen: Letters, etc. by T.S. Lascelles of Sevenoaks, 1950; Animals in Dickens and Dickens’ Own Dogs [cf. also Doggie Stories, below] by G.J. Atkins, c.1960; (1 bundle)

Photocopies of articles or monographs entitled Chips: Household Words and English Wills and Christmas in the Frozen Regions with Dr. Robert McCormick author and publication not ascribed or attributed [c.1980] (3pp.);

Stencil typescript message of thanks from Miss Amy Butler of Rochester to Rochester Branch on achieving 30 years continuous service, 1953 (2pp.);

Financial statement, branch annual dinner 1953 (1p.);

Printed branch syllabuses or rule cards booklets c.1972-c.1992 (1 bundle);

Correspondence of Paul J. Allen of Rochester, branch honorary treasurer 1989-1993 (1 bundle);

Correspondence between officers of the branch including Miss Amy Butler or Rochester and Edwin Harris of Hereward, 20 New Road, Rochester (1938), B. W. Matz of London, editor of The Dickensian, officers of the HQ Branch and others, discussing anniversaries and other events, including letter from A.M. Johnstone, Chairman, Publicity and Promotions Committee inviting participation in Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee fair in Rochester (1977), 1914-1993 (1 bundle);

Correspondence of Mrs. M. Dorman, branch honorary secretary, 1982-1991 (1 folder);

Correspondence and printed ephemera 1991-1992 (1 bundle);

Correspondence and printed ephemera 1995 (1 bundle);

Correspondence and printed ephemera 1997-1998 (1 bundle);

Correspondence and printed ephemera 1999 (1 bundle);

Correspondence and printed ephemera 2000 (1 bundle);

Organisers’ forms, draft committee minutes and correspondence, Dickens Fellowship annual conference, Rochester, 2000 (1 bundle);

Photographs of statues of Charles Dickens and Little Nell at Clark’s Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America (USA) c.1980 and photocopies of newspaper articles on Dickensian associations of St. Andrew’s Parish, Holborn, London (1933), Edwin Harris of Rochester, honorary official guide to Rochester Branch, Dickens Fellowship (1927) and Dickens’ Chalet, Eastgate, Rochester (1977) (1 bundle);

Copies of letters from Bernard Wood of Leeds, Yorkshire, photographer and author and others 1963-1970 (1 bundle);

Chronology of Rochester Branch activities and events 1903-1986 compiled by Paul J. Allen c.1985;

Scrapbook containing photographs, newscuttings, letters and printed items pertaining to Rochester Branch 1912-1970 compiled by Miss Amy Butler of Rochester (Scrapbook 1) (1 volume);

Scrapbook composed entirely of newscuttings, except for leaf from catalpa tree, Boley Hill, Rochester (1958), compiled by Miss Amy Butler of Rochester, 1911-1966 (1 volume);

Certificate presented to Rochester Branch by Rochester upon Medway City Council in recognition of contribution towards replacement of trees lost in Great Storm of 16-17 October 1987, c.1987 x c.1990 (1 sheet);

Scrapbook containing photographs, newscuttings, letters and printed items chiefly pertaining to period of presidencies of Mr. and Mrs. R. Evans Prall and Louis I’Anson Cobb including Rochester Historical Pageant 1931, photographs including Edwin Harris, Louis I’Anson Prall, Rev. Canon Sydney Wheatley, Frank Lascelles, Alderman F.F. Smith, John L. Percival, Town Clerk of Rochester, C. Leonard and Earl and Countess of Darnley, 1886-1940, compilation attributed to Miss Amy Butler of Rochester (Scrapbook 2) (1 volume);

Photograph album containing group or individual portraits of branch members, mainly in period costume, at Dickensian events and places with Dickensian associations, subjects including Miss Amy Butler of Rochester and compiled by her, 1911-1959 (1 volume);

Correspondence between Francis Bywater of Rochester and numerous others in connection with research into Percy Fitzgerald of London, first president of the Fellowship, for talks to HQ Branch and Rochester Branch, with talk notes, 1971-1992 (1 folder);

correspondence between Francis Bywater of Rochester and numerous others organising visit to Eatanswill [cf. Sudbury, Suffolk], with printed ephemera, 1985-1986 (1 bundle);

certificate of corporate membership awarded by Friends of Rochester Cathedral to Rochester Branch 1963 (1 item);

branch secretary’s notebook 1986-1989 (1 booklet);

branch and HQ circulars, branch balance sheets, branch officers’ correspondence, ephemera, newscuttings, syllabuses branch and newsletters pertaining to events and promotional work including Rochester Dickens Festivals 1990-2003, ephemera including fabric badge of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, compiled by Paul J. Allen, branch chairman (2 bundles);

correspondence, newscuttings, quotations from caterers, menus, invitation cards and table plan pertaining to Branch’s Golden Jubilee Dinner, Belsey Hall, Maidstone Road, Rochester 1953 (1 folder);

committee officers’ correspondence, membership lists, agenda papers, syllabuses 1978-1989 (1 folder);

branch agenda papers 1984-1990 (1 bundle);

committee officers’ general correspondence including correspondence with the local authority, Dickens’ House Museum, London and Fellowship HQ, London, with printed ephemera, 1943-1977 (1 folder);

committee officers’ general correspondence, copies of Fellowship rules, agenda papers, balance sheets and circular inviting contributions to restoration of the Swiss Chalet, Eastgate House, Rochester (1960), 1960-1989 (1 folder);

Fellowship HQ circulars, conference and council minutes and agenda papers, with correspondence about restoration of the Swiss Chalet, Eastgate House, Rochester (1960-1961), 1956-1973 (1 folder);

Fellowship Council minutes and agenda papers 1978-2000 (1 bundle);

Correspondence with and printed syllabuses of branches around the country and in United States of America (USA) and Australia, 1963-1973 (1 folder);

Newsletters entitled Mr. Dick’s Kite 1986-1998, City of Rochester Society Newsletter February 1995, August 1997 and November 1997, Melbourne, New South Wales, Australia branch’s The Dickens Newsletter 1995-1997, photocopy of programme for performance of Little Dorrit, Rochester Branch 1935 (c.1980), Our House (Dickens’ House newsletter) March 1997, The Dickens Round newsletter of the Dickens Project, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America (USA) and photocopy of Dickens Fellowship’s annual conference programme, Rochester, 1932 (c.1980) (1 bundle);

Newsletters of Melbourne New South Wales, Australia branch, Christchurch, New Zealand and Los Angeles, California, United States of America branches or fellowships (USA) 1998-2000 (1 bundle);

Printed branch syllabuses (membership and rule cards), some named, 1952-1998 (1 bundle);

Printed ephemera and Dickensiana including programme for Dickens Fellowship annual conference, Rochester (1932), 1932-1988 (1 bundle);

A Brief History of the Rochester Dickens Fellowship 1903-2003 by Paul J. Allen (booklet, 2 copies) and branch leaflet c.2003 (2 copies);

Doggie Stories [cf. dogs] compiled or written by Gladys Atkins, c.1970 (1 packet);

printed matter comprising: official souvenir guide to Rochester Historical Pageant 1931; Gad’s Hill School [Higham] Cookery Book, 1992; guides to Rochester Castle and Cathedral, City of Rochester, Rainham, Gavelkind, Dickens’ Rochester, local inn signs and local churches, mostly by Edwin Harris c.1897-c.1921, possibly collected by Thelma Grove (1 folder)

See also:

Dickens Collection of printed books, periodicals, illustrations and monographs, Local Studies Unit (formerly held at Rochester Library)

Couchman Collection click here

Records of the City of Rochester Society click here

Records of the Dickens' Country Protection Society click here

File updated by Borough Archivist 2 February 2005.

Date: [1886] 1913-2004
Quantity: 8 boxes
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Pedigree of Bowles family, reciting from Charles Bowles of Rochester & Rome House, Chatham, Clerk to the Check at Deptford 1636, Captain of 2nd. Horse Regiment 1651, Receiver General of the War Tax 1656, High Sheriff of Kent 1658, died and buried Chatham 1659 and his wife Ann or Agnes Cole of Woodbridge, Suffolk baptised 1619, buried Chatham 1661; including William Bowles 1686-1748, MP for Bridport, Dorset and Phineas Bowles, Secretary to the Admiralty 1689, died 1714, extending down to William Henry Bowles born 1808 and Mary Ann Bowles born 1805. With pencil annotations by George Frederick Bush of Washington, County Durham, born 1879. Watermarked 1885. Coat of Arms including crest, top left.

File updated by Borough Archivist 16 September 2003.

Date: c1885 with additions
Quantity: 1 item: 13 ¾” x 12 ¾” (350 mm x 325 mm)
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Records transferred by Manager, Local Land Charges Section, Corporate Services Division, Business Support Department, Medway Council, Civic Centre, Strood, comprising street re-numbering books for Gillingham Borough Council
 
Book 1 Pump Lane, Gillingham Road
 
Book 2 Eastcourt Lane, Maple Avenue, Third Avenue, Albany Road, Unity Cottages
 
Book 3 Marlborough Road
 
Book 4 Marshall Road, Hamilton Avenue, Century Road, Marlborough Road
 
Book 5 Canadian Avenue, Barnsole Road, Chatham Hill, Edwin Road, Trinity Cottage
 
Book 6 Church Street, Waterside Lane, Chicago Avenue, First Avenue
 
Book 7 Barnsole Road, First Avenue, Strover Street, Napier Road
 
Book 8 Pier Road, Christmas Street, Church Street
 
Book 9 Woodlands Road
 
Book 10 High Street, London Road, Rainham
 
Book 11 London Road, Maidstone Road
 
Book 12 Marshall Road, Century Road, Roberts Road, Broadview Avenue
 
Book 13 Broadview Avenue, Herbert Road, Twydall Lane, Camden Road
 
Book 14 Maidstone Road, Marshall Road, Woodside, Orchard Road, Springvale, Shottenden Road, St. Johns Road, Oxford Road, Thames Avenue
 
Book 15 Thames Avenue, South Avenue, Solomon Road, Maidstone Road, Woodlands Road, Bredhurst Road
 
 
Book 16 Bredhurst Road, Broadway, Nursery Road, Hempstead Road, 9-73 Wigmore Road Miscellaneous:  46 Woodside,  9 Oxford Road, 16 Broadview Avenue, 21a Paget Street, 17 Herbert Road, 138 Bredhurst Road, 73 Broadway, 117c Trafalgar Street
 
Book 17 Hamilton Avenue, Wigmore Road, Hamilton Road, Priory Road
 
Book 18 Saunders Street (Church Road), Fox Street, James Street, Britton Farm Street, Garden Street, Brompton, Westcourt Street, Medway Street
 
Book 19 Medway Road, Layfield Road (Christmas Cottages), First Avenue, Marshall Road, Rainham, Leslie Road, Rosebury Road (Orchard Terrace), Priory Road, Devonshire Road, High Street, Rainham (Broadwalk, Rainham)
 
Book 20 Broad Walk, Rainham (High Street), Harrow Road (Hempstead), Gillingham Avenue, Harrow Road, Toronto Road, Railway Street, First Avenue
 
Book 21 Camden Road, Skinner Street, Orchard Grove, Maidstone Road
 
Book 22 Railway Street (169-181)  (2-52); Grange Road (5-205) (90-596); Regent Road (2-28), Arthur Road
 
Book 23 Arthur Road, Maidstone Road, Roberts Road, Maidstone Road, Broadway “Elmwood”, Richmond Road, Leyton Avenue
 
Book 24 Broadway, Priory Road, Church Street, Gillingham Avenue, Grange Road, Hawthorne Avenue, Arthur Road, Rainham, Locarno Avenue, Harvey Road, Asquith Road, Durham Road, Toronto Road, Solomon Road, Britton Farm Street, Bredhurst Road, Medway Road, Upper Milton Road
 
Book 25: Missing
 
Book 26 Bredhurst Road, Fairview Avenue, Birling Avenue, London Road, Gardiner Street, 146 Marshall Road, The Ridgeway
 
Book 27 Grange Road (88-120) (1 – 19); Rainham Road (35 – 93) (113 – 125) (153 – 161)
 
 
Book 28 St. Andrews Road, Skinner Street, Broadway, Arthur Road, Milton Road,  High Street, Rainham, Toronto Road, Leyton Avenue, First Avenue, Church Road, Marlborough Terrace, Marlborough Road, Maidstone Road, Solomon Road, Rosebery Road, Park Road, Lawrence Street, Gillingham Green, Victoria Terrace, Clarendon Cottages, Locarno Avenue, Canadian Avenue, Regent Road, Marshall Road, Hempstead Road, Medway Road, Hamilton Avenue, Woodlands Road, Elmfield Road, Eastcourt Lane, Pump Lane, Priory Road, Layfield Road, Broadway, Medway Road, Century Road, Graham Cottages, Grange Road, Medway Road, Layfield Road, Church Road, Toronto Road, Shalders Cottages, Marlborough Road, Twydall Lane, York Terrace, Broadway, Toronto Road, First Avenue, Grange Road, Roberts Road, Rainham, Marshall Road, Gillingham Avenue, Dial Cottages, Woodlands Road, Toronto Road, Medway Road, Pier Road, Chicago Avenue, Hamilton Avenue, Church Road, Church Street, Victoria Terrace, Medway Villas, Barnsole Road, Wigmore Road, Broadway, Leyton Avenue, Pump Lane, Broad Walk, Rainham, Church Street, Bredhurst Road, Broadway, Regent Road, High Street, Rainham, Church Road, Danson Way, Woodlands Road, South Avenue, Bloors Lane, Danson Way, Maidstone Road, Rainham
 
Book 29 Albany Road, Bloor Lane, Britton Farm Street, Barnsole Road, Broadway, Church Street, Christmas Street, Danson Way, Eastcourt Lane, Fox Street, First Avenue, Gillingham Green, Gillingham Road, High Street, Rainham, Hawthorne Avenue, Harvey Road, London Road, Medway Road, Milton Road, Marlborough Road, Miers Court Lane, Pier Road, Roberts Road, Railway Street, Saunders Street, Skinner Street, Springvale, Third Avenue, Toronto Road, Woodlands Road, Osprey Avenue, Zetland Avenue, Woodside, Asquith Road, Marathon Paddock
 
Book 30 Church Street,,Marlborough Road,,Danson Way, Hamilton Avenue, Pier Road, Danson Way, Park Road, Church Street, Twydall Lane, Victoria Terrace, Maple Avenue, High Street, Rainham, Grange Road, Broadway, Twydall Lane, Christmas Street, Upper Milton Road, Garden Street, Church Street, Hamilton Street, First Avenue, Broadway, Pump Lane, Grange Road, Park Road, Grange Road, London Road, Woodlands Road, Twydall Lane, Marlborough Road, Medway Road, Church Road, High Street, Rainham, Upper Milton Road, Grange Road, Woodlands Road, Broadway, Toronto Road, Broadway, Skinner Street, Grange Road, Maidstone Road, Wigmore, Berengrave Lane, Gillingham Avenue, Longhill Avenue, Bredhurst Road, Begonia Avenue, Begonia Avenue (Memorial Homes), Brendan Way, Cheriton Road
 
Book 30 (number only duplicated) Milsted Road, Denbigh Avenue, 20-23 Mansion  Row, 16 Swain Road, 2-26 Lower Twydall Lane, 25-28 Lamberhurst Green, 1-4 Pear Tree Cottages, Otterham Quay Lane, 1-13 Vine Cottages, Otterham Quay Lane, Wigmore Road (part), Cleave Road (part), Berengrave Lane (part), 22-24 Suffolk Avenue, Allison Avenue (part), Cambridge Road (part)

ISAD (G) reference/call number: GBC (additonal)

[See also transfer MTC/MR/216]

File updated by Borough Archivist 27 May 2008


Date: 1934-1982
Quantity: 6 boxes
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Leases

The Vines, St. Margaret, Rochester. No 119

Messuage, outhouses, yard, gardens, backside and a small piece of land, part of an orchard or planted around adjoining the Kings Orchard lying north of the Vines and east of the Hoghaugh; and 3 acres land called the Vines with a small grove of elm trees and a slip of garden formerly taken out and fenced with a quickset hedge but excepting the archdeacon's prebendal house and a piece of land 28' x 16' forming the carriage was fenced off:

The same property but excluding also a piece of land 40' x 35' in the westernmost corner of the Vines next Crow Lane [where a well had been dug and pipes laid to convey water to the houses there convey water to the houses there.

Assignment of lease

Lessees: Rev. William Philip Menzies, vicar of Frindsbury, clerk and Henry Sweeting of Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, esq. executor of Mrs. Ann Porter Assignee: The Hon. and Rev. Frederick Hotham, clerk, prebendary of Rochester and rector of Dennington, Suffolk.

Date: 6 October 1878
Quantity: 1 item
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

 Finance records: Treasurers' books (DRc/FTb )

 

 

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

 

Treasurer's book - Daniel Hill.

 

Includes 2s 6d given to William Tenant [cf. Tennant, Tennent] a mendicant parson, 6 December 1693

 

Includes 1s given to James Basken, returning to the north of Ireland, where he formerly had a curacy, but was driven from thence in the time of the late troubles there, 14 February 1694

 

Includes 1s given to one Tallcot [cf. Talcot] a poor Irish [cf. Ireland] schoolmaster, 10 March 1694

 

Includes 2s given to the relief of some that were sufferers in Essex from the inundation of the sea, 9 June 1694

 

Includes 2s given to a poor Irish [cf. Ireland] Protestant that had both his hands burnt by fire, 29 June 1694

 

Includes 2s given to Peter Watson, a poor sufferer by fire in the county of Suffolk, 30 June 1694

 

Includes 1s given to a poor German [cf. Germany] scholar, 5 September 1694

 

Includes 6d given to one that was dumb and deaf, 6 September 1694

 

Includes 1s given to one Alice Seares [cf. Sears], widow, a great sufferer by fire, 10 September 1694

 

Includes 1s given to one Forest [cf. Forrest] a poor Scotch [cf. Scotland] minister, 6 October 1694

 

Includes 1s gven to one Mary Baites [cf. Bates] a poor distressed sufferer taken by the French [cf. France], and retaken by the Dutch [cf. Holland/Netherlands], 27 October 1694

 

Includes 1s given to a poor woman falling in labour, as she was returning home, 5 November 1694

 

Includes 3s given to one Mr. Basset [cf. Bassett] a merchant who had his Majesty's pass from the Hague [Holland/Netherlands], 5 November 1694.

 

Latin and English.

Date: 1693-1694
Quantity: 1 volume
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester   Finance records: Treasurers' books (DRc/FTb )

 

 

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

 

Treasurer's book - Thomas Sprat [cf. Spratt]

 

Includes expenses: for ringing on the days of rejoicing and thanksgiving for the taking of the city and fortress of Lille (Lisle) [Artois, Pas-de-Calais, France], the reduction of Ghent and Bruges [Flanders, Belgium], the capitulation of Tournai (Tournay) [Flanders, Belgium] and for the victory gained over the French at Blaregnies (Blareignies) [Belgium], passim

 

Includes 10s alms given to one John Constantine, a poor priest of the Church of Rome: a convert, and seemingly a great object of charity, 8 February 1709

 

Includes 1s given to a poor widow with 4 children returning home to the Island of St. Christopher's [West Indies, Caribbean], 23 February 1709

 

Includes 1s alms given to one James Reynolds, a poor seaman, belonging to a merchantman; taken by the French [cf. France] privateer and retaken by a Dutch [cf. Holland/Netherlands] man of war; and set on shore in Suffolk, 7 March 1709

 

Includes 5s alms given to Mr. Richard Williamson, a poor minister living in King's Street, Westminster, 14 March 1709

 

Includes 6d alms given to a poor maimed seaman, in the merchants service, 20 June 1709

 

Includes 1s alms given to one Henry Dove of St. Dunstan's Parish in the West, London, sent to me by Dr. Grant, 12 August 1709

 

Includes 1s alms given to a poor man that had been pressed on ship-board and set on shore again, 14 September 1709

 

Includes 1s alms given to a poor lame fellow, pressed for a soldier, and afterwards discharged, 14 October 1709

 

Includes 2s alms given to a poor woman and 2 children almost famished with hunger, 18 October 1709

 

Includes 6d alms given to a woman that came out of New England [cf. America], 27 October 1709

 

Includes 2s 6d alms given to a poor woman that had lain sick a long time at Rochester, towards paying for her passage to London, 29 October 1709

 

Includes 6d alms given to a poor seaman that had been taken prisoner into France and set on shore at Plymouth [Devon], 8 November 1709

 

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

 

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

 

Latin and English.

Date: 1708-1709
Quantity: 1 volume
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester  Finance records: Treasurers' books (DRc/FTb )

 

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

 

Treasurer's book - John Grant.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Latin and English.

Date: 1709-1710
Quantity: 1 volume
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester   Finance records: Treasurers' books (DRc/FTb )

 

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

 

Treasurer's book - Edmund Barrell

 

Includes 6d alms given to a poor outlandish man, 4 January 1715

 

Includes 6d alms given to Thomas Brown and William Cannon with a pass from Kings Weston (Kings Wesen) in Gloucestershire, 13 January 1715

 

Includes 5s alms given to Monsieur le Marquis de Vignacourt Franconville and to Robert de Valois de Rouen in Normandy (Normandie) [France], 28 January 1715

 

Includes 5s alms given to James Baker vicar of Kilsby in Northamptonshire, 31 January 1715

 

Includes 6d alms given to John Old, that had been a schoolmaster at sea, 31 January 1715

 

Includes 6d alms given to Milicent Lucy, daughter of Sir Richard Lucy, Bt., 4 February 1715

 

Includes 2s alms given to one David Blank a poor Hamburger (Hamburgher) [cf. Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany] cast away on the back of the Isle of Wight [Hampshire], 8 February 1715

 

Includes 6d alms giben to one Isabella Gibson with a pass from Stockton on Tees (Stocton upon Tees) [County Durham], 16 February 1715

 

Includes 1s 6d alms given to Edward Crooms and Robert MacDonnel [cf. MacDonnell, McDonnel, McDonnell], and Richard Pembrook [cf. Pembroke] with passes from Dublin [Ireland], 19 February 1715

 

Includes alms given to James Smith and James Collins, soldiers from Port Mahon [Minorca, cf. Spain, Mediterranean], February - March 1715

 

Includes 2s alms given to Robert Evans, Samuel Dixson [cf. Dixon] and 6 other poor seamen that had been taken by pirates, and were in a very poor condition, with a pass from Wells [next the Sea] in Norfolk, 1 March 1715

 

Includes 6d alms given to John Stone with a pass from Norfolk; wherein several others are named, viz. Richard Gray [cf. Grey], Sarah Long, etc., 25 March 1715

 

Includes 5s alms given to the prisoners in Mr. Rook [cf. Rooke]'s prison, 16 April 1715

 

Includes 1s alms gven to one John Fiske [cf. Fisk] in the parish of Cratfield (Cratsfield) in the county of Suffolk, a poor tradesman, 18 April 1715

 

Includes 3s alms given to Richard Daws [cf. Dawes] of the parish of Brading (Braden) in the Isle of Wight [Hampshire] forced to abscond for debt, 30 April 1715

 

Includes 1s alms given to a poor woman that broke her arm with a fall from a cherry tree, 21 June 1715

 

Includes £1 alms given (by order of the chapter) to James Wybarn [cf. Wilbor, Wilbore, Wylbore, Wybore, Wylbor, Wybarnes, Wyrbarne, Wyborn, Wyborne, Wybor, Wybon, Wiborne, Wibarn, Wildbore], a bricklayer, who had been a long time disabled from working by a fall from a house, 20 July 1715

 

Includes 6d alms given to a poor Flandrican [cf. Fleming; Flanders, Belgium, France], 21 July 1715

 

Includes 1s alms given to Thomas and Nicholas Heathcock, cast away in their passage from New England [cf. America] and set on shore here, 13 August 1715

 

Includes 2s 6d alms given to Mary Smith and Ann Atkins of East Claydon (East Clayton) in the county of Buckinghamshire, great sufferers by fire, 16 August 1715

 

Includes 6d alms given to Simon Fisher etc. with a pass from Leghorn [cf. Livorno, Tuscany, Italy], 16 August 1715

 

Includes 2s 6d alms given to one Maurice Jones a soldier, bachelor of arts, formerly of Jesus College in Oxford [Oxfordshire], 27 August 1715

 

Includes 1s alms given to Hermannus Wisher Osnabruga-Westphalus [sic] [cf. Osnabruck, Westphalia, Germany], 18 October 1715

 

Includes 2s alms given to one John Pratt a poor broken tradesman of the parish of Boston in the county of Lincoln [cf. Lincolnshire], 10 December 1715

 

Includes 5s alms given to one Jonathan Oakhill, who had his house burnt at Preston [Lancashire] by the rebels [cf. Jacobites], 10 December 1715

 

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

 

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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Finance records: treasurer

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

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

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

Treasurer's book - Daniel Hill.

Includes expenses for the restoration of the cathedral (p.43)

Includes 6d alms given to William Finch, who had the ship he was in, burnt by the pirates, 22 December 1717

Includes 1s 6d alms given to Mary Nottage of Chelmsford in Essex, who (as she made oath before Mr. Recorder Barrell) was robbed of 7 guineas and four crowns in silver upon Gadshill [Higham], stripped of her clothes and carried into a wood, 5 January 1718

Includes 6d alms given to John Busard, a soldier with a pass for Switzerland (Swizzerland), 20 January 1718

Includes 1s alms given to Simon and Mary Peakard [cf. Piccard?], going to their friends at Heidelberg in the Palatinate [Germany], 23 January 1718

Includes 10s alms given to William Whitehead and John Rusdeane, great sufferers by the [Jacobite] rebels at Preston [Lancashire], 29 January 1718

Includes 2s 6d alms given to Angelus Maria Venucius, a Florentine [cf. Florence/Firenze, Tuscany, Italy], doctor of physick and a convert from the Church of Rome, 5 April 1718

Includes 1s alms given to David Bucket a poor Hamburger (Hamburgher) [cf. Hamburg, Schleswig Holstein, Germany], 10 May 1718

Includes 6d alms given to a poor flat-nosed fellow of Dr. Grant's sending, 13 May 1718

Includes 5s alms given to Samuel Mercator in a condition that rendered him a great object of charity, 20 May 1718

Includes 1s alms given to Cara Mustapha a Turk with a pass from the Honourable Joseph Addison Esq., 17 June 1718

Includes 1s alms given to another Cara Mustapha and Mahomet that had both been slaves in Spain, 20 June 1718

Includes 1s alms given to Hieronymo Bogganio and Josepho Genochio 2 Algerine [cf. Algiers, Sally, Algeria, Barbary, Africa] slaves, 2 July 1718

Includes 1s alms given to Bartholomeus Boggianus and Petrus Signaigus, 2 other Algerine slaves, 2 July 1718

Includes 2s 6d alms given to Thomas Wilks [cf. Wilkes] and Thomas Wilson of the parish of Bramfield in the county of Suffolk, sufferers by the inundation of the sea, 26 July 1718

Includes 6d alms given to Patrick Lambe a poor seaman disabled in the merchants service, 28 July 1718

Includes 1s alms given to Patrick Flanagan an Irish soldier discharged in Flanders [cf. France, Belgium] from service, that he might go to his native country [Ireland], 31 May 1718

Includes 5s alms given to [-] Weaver of Hoo St. Werburgh (How), towards repairing the loss he sustained by lightning; having his barn and corn in it, burnt and destroyed by it, 13 September 1718

Includes 1s alms given to a poor old Hungarian [cf. Hungary], 6 October 1718

Includes 5s alms given to Mr. Lewis Roff, a gentleman in a very distressed condition, 23 October 1718

Includes 1s alms given to John Yallow, a poor shipwrecked Dane [cf. Denmark], 6 November 1718

Includes 1s alms given to Alexander Rastel, a poor old man of the parish of Great Ponton in Lincolnshire, 19 November 1718

Includes 6d alms given to Anthony Finanders cast away between Middelburg [?] (Milborough) and Flushing [cf. Vlissingen; Walcheren, Holland/Netherlands]; with a pass from Deal, 21 November 1718

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

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THE CATHEDRAL PRIORY OF ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE, ROCHESTER

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List of priors of St. Andrew, Rochester

Ordwin occurs 1089; deposed (Wharton, Anglia Sacra p.392
Ernulf (46)occurs 1093-1096 ( Textus Roffensis DRc/R1/ f.179; DRc/T49); resigned 1096
Ralph (47)succeeded 1096 (Wharton, op. cit p.392); resigned 1107
Ordwin re-elected 1107 ( Textus Roffensis DRc/R1/f.198; DRc/T47)
Letard c.1115-1125 (DRc/T310/1); occurs 1144
Brian c.1142-1148 ( Registrum Temporalium q.12 f.5); occurs 1145 (DRc/T57(5)), 1146
Reginald occurs 1154
Ernulf c.1148-1182 (DRc/L5/3)
William de Borstalle [i.e. Borstal] (48)
Silvester (49)occurs 1177 (DRc/L17), 1178
Richard (50)resigned 1182
Alfred (51) Osbern de Scapeya [i.e. Sheppey] (52) Ralph de Ros (53) occurs 1199; (see DRc/T572/14)

[(46) Monk of Bec [France]. Prior of Canterbury 1096; Abbot of Peterborough (Northamptonshire) 1107; Bishop of Rochester 1115-1125
(47) Monk of Caen, Normandy, France. Came to England with Lanfranc. Abbot of Battle, Sussex 1107. See DRc/T47
(48) Cellarer (Wharton, op. cit. p.393)
(49) Cellarer (ibid)
(50) Abbot of Burton, died 19 April 1188 ( ibid )
(51) Abbot of Abingdon (Berkshire) between 1185-1189 (ibid)
(52) Sacrist ( ibid )
(53) Sacrist ( ibid )]

Elias occurs 1214 (DRc/T193/1)
William occurs 1222
Richard de Derente [i.e. Darenth] elected 1225; occurs 1228 (Wharton, op.cit. p.393), 1230 (DRc/T354/4), 1236, 1238 (Wharton, op.cit. p.393)
William de Hoo [i.e. St. Werburgh or Hundred] (54)elected 1239; occurs 1241 (DRc/L12)
Alexander de Glanville elected 1242; died suddenly 1252 Wharton op.cit. 393
Simon de Clyve [Cliffe] (55)
John de Renham [Rainham] (56) elected 1262; deposed 1283
Thomas de Wouldham (57) elected 1283; resigned 1291
John de Renham [Rainham] re-elected 1292; died 1294
Thomas de Shelford [Shalford] succeeded 1294; resigned 1301
John de Greenstreet elected 1301; resigned 1314
Hamo de Hethe [Hythe] (58) elected 1314; resigned 1319
John de Westerham appointed 1320; died 1321
John de Speldhurst (59) elected 1321; resigned 1333
John de Sheppey (60) elected 1333; resigned 1351 (Rochester Episcopal Register I, f. 157)

[(54) Sacrist. Refused to assent to the sale of Chattenden Wood, Frindsbury; resigned and retired to Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire where he died (Wharton, op.cit. p.393)
(55) Sacrist. Resigned through ill health ( ibid )
(56) Said to have manipulated the election of John Bradfield as Bishop of Rochester in 1278. Accused of embezzlement and simony. He died on 7 January 1293/1294 ( ibid p.394)
(57) Bishop of Rochester 1292-1317
(58) Bishop of Rochester 1319-1352
(59) Cellarer
(60) Bishop of Rochester 1353-1360. Treasurer of England 1356-1360]

Robert de Suthflete [i.e. Southfleet] (61) succeeded 1352; died 1361
John de Hertlepe [Hartlip] (62) elected 1361; resigned 1380
John Sheppey (63) elected 1380; died 1419
William Tonebreg [Tonbridge] (64) elected 1419; died 1444/1445 (Rochester Episcopal Register III, f.203)
John Clyve [Cliffe] (65) elected 1445 ( ibid ); died 1460 ( ibid. f.233 verso)
Richard Peckham (66) elected 1460 ( ibid ); occurs 1463 (DRc/T336), 1467
William Wood (67) occurs 1468, 1470 (DRc/T301), 1472 (DRc/T288), 1475 (DRc/T281)
Thomas Bourne (68) occurs 1478 (DRc/Elb/1A/f.4), 1479, 1480, 1482, ( ibid f.10), 1486, 1488 (DRc/T104/1), 1489, 1492 (DRc/Elb/1A/f.16); resigned 1494 (Rochester Episcopal Register IV f.7)
William Bishop elected 1494 ( ibid ); resigned 1509 ( ibid. , f.53)
William Fresell (69) elected 1509 ( ibid ); died 1532 ( ibid., f.173)

[(61) Subdeacon 21 September 1325 (Rochester Episcopal Register I, f.69 verso); Deacon 26 January 1325/1326 ( ibid., f.71); priest 2 April 1327 ( ibid., f.76); resigned Office of chamberlain 17 September 1326 ( ibid., f.118); voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid., f. 157); Warden of Felixstowe (Suffolk)
(62) Deacon 14 June 1348 ( ibid., f.237 verso); Warden of Felixstowe (Suffolk)
(63) Subdeacon 30 May 1364 ( ibid., f.327 verso); priest 19 September 1367 ( ibid., f.330 verso)
(64) Acolyte 24 September 1396 ( ibid. II., f.146 verso); Subdeacon 21 December 1398 ( ibid. f.196); priest 18 December 1400 ( ibid., f.156 verso)
(65) Subdeacon 23 September 1402 ( ibid., f.1810 verso); deacon 22 September 1403 ( ibid. III., f.37 verso) priest 29 March 1404 ( ibid. II, f.186 verso); cellarer 25 May 1425 ( ibid. III., f.47 verso)
(66) Professed c.7 September 1446 ( ibid. , f.207 verso); acolyte and subdeacon 17 December 1446 ( ibid. , f.209); priest 19 December 1450 ( ibid. f.220 verso)
(67) Subprior 10 September 1461 ( ibid. , f.234 verso)
(68) Acolyte 14 April 1458 ( ibid., f.231); subdeacon Easter Saturday 1460 ( ibid., f.233); deacon 19 September 1461 ( ibid., f.235 verso); priest 19 September 1461 ( ibid., f.236 verso)
(69) Prior of Binham, Norfolk. Professed at St. Albans (Hertfordshire) ( ibid., f.53). Probably the first non-local prior since the late twelfth century.]

Laurence Mereworth (70) elected 1532 ( ibid. ); resigned 1538
Walter Boxley (71) occurs 1538 (DRc/T164), 1539 (DRc/T282, DRc/335/1, 1540 (DRc/T335/4).

[(70) Deacon 8 March 1504/1505 ( ibid., f.41); resigned office of cellarer 2 December 1514 ( ibid.,f.72 verso); sacrist 2 December 1514 ( ibid., f.72 verso); resigned 20 November 1518 ( ibid., f.77 verso); cellarer 12 November 1518 ( ibid. ); removed and replaced 22 October 1522 ( ibid., f.108 verso); resigned 5 October 1526 ( ibid., f.134 verso); subprior 5 October 1526 ( ibid.); resigned 11 November 1532 ( ibid., f.174). Also known as Laurence Dann

(71) Professed 26 November 1514 ( ibid. , f.72); deacon 20 December 1522 ( ibid. , f.109); present at the election of Laurence Mereworth 1532 ( ibid. , f.173). Also known as Walter Phillips under which name he was appointed as the first Dean of Rochester.]


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Archives of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Rochester Priory and other Religious Houses

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Some Monks of Rochester

The Bishop of Rochester appears to have had the privilege of ordaining the majority of the clergy both regular and secular, in the various orders of the preisthood throughout Kent and in parts of London and Southern England, and also of professing nuns. Ordinations usually took place on the bishop's manors of Bromley, Halling or Trottiscliffe, or at Rochester or London and the ordinands were presented by their own prior or some person deputed by him in the case of the monks, and by other clergy in the case of the secular clergy. Monks and nuns were usually professed in their own particular religious house: the monks by their prior on receipt of letters dimissory from the bishop (72); and the nuns by the bishop in the presence of their abbess (73). Ordinands to the orders of acolyte, sub-deacon, deacon and priest came from all the religious orders, including the orders of friars, and seem to have been present in person. This would have necessitated travelling long distances as men came from Norfolk, Suffolk, Sussex and London as well as from all parts of Kent.

[(72) Rochester Episcopal Register IV, f.108 [CKS/KCC/UK]
(73) Ibid, ff. 55v., 108 [CKS/KCC/UK] ]

This list of some of the monks of Rochester has been compliled to give some idea of the wide area from which the monks came and some idea of their careers while in the house. The information is taken almost entirely from the Rochester Episcopal Registers 1319-1540, and though it does not give much indication of the number of monks in the house at any one time one can get a rough idea of the numbers of monks entering the house at particular times. Ordinations took place at regular intervals throughout the year but inevitably there are gaps and the list is obviously incomplete. The records of the elections of John de Sheppey as prior in 1333 and Lawrence Mereworth as prior in 1532 are the only ones which give any indication as to numbers of monks in the house (74).

[(74) Ibid I, f.157 and Ibid IV, f.73 [CKS/KCC/UK]]

William, son of Ernulf de c.1150 (DRc/TI91/1,DRc/T191/2) Strodes [Strood]
Nicholas Cellarer, c.1200 (DRc/T105/1)
John 1217 (DRc/BZ1)
Adam Almoner, c.1250 (DRc/T215)
Thomas de Mepeham [cf. Meopham] Almoner, c.1250 (DRc/T205, DRc/T208)
John de Speldhurst Late prior, voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 (Rochester Episcopal Register I, f.15) [CKS/KCC/UK]
Silvester Sub-prior; voted for John de Shepey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid )
Robert de Gelham Almoner; voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid )
John de Leycestria [cf. Leicester]Master of the guesthouse; voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid )
John de Scapeya [Sheppey] Subsacrist; voted for himself as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid )
William de Bradebourne [cf. Brabourne] Refectorer; voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid )
John de Wodestok [cf. Woodstock] Infirmarer; voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid )
John de Mepham [cf. Meopham] Precentor; voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid )
Richard Bledlawe Cellarer; voted for William de Reyersshe [Ryarsh] as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid )
John de Scapeye [Sheppey] Voted for Robert de Suthflete [cf. Southfleet] Senior Junior as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid )
William de Cantuaria [cf. Canterbury] Sub-Deacon 24 May 1320 ( ibid, f.44v); Deacon 14 March 1320/1321 ( ibid, f.51); Priest [?] March 1323/1324 ( ibid, f.61)
Robert de Morton Priest 24 May 1320 ( ibid, f.44v); voted for William de Reyersshe [cf. Ryarsh] as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
William de Maydenstane [cf. Maidstone] Priest 24 May 1320 ( ibid, f.44v)
John de Feversham [cf. Faversham] Priest 24 May 1320 ( ibid ); witness June and August 1322 ( ibid, ff.56, 57)
John de Whitefeld [cf. Whitfield] Acolyte and deacon 29 March 1322 ( ibid, f.55v); (Whytefeld) Priest 14 October 1322 ( ibid, f.57v)
John de Reynham [Rainham] Acolyte and sub-deacon 29 March 1322 ( ibid, f.56,v); deacon 14 October 1322 ( ibid, f.57v) priest 23 October 1323 ( ibid, f.61); succentor, voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157) resigned office of precentor and appointed cellarer 24 March 1341/1342 ( ibid, f.197).
Thomas Beneyt [cf. Bennet, Bennett, Benedict], Sub-deacon 29 March 1322 ( ibid, f.55v); priest Bennett] 24 October 1323 ( ibid, f.61)
Peter de Lamburne (Lambourne) [cf. Lambourn], Sub-deacon 29 March 1322 ( ibid, f.55v); priest 24 October 1323 ( ibid, f.61); subcellarer, voted for William de Reyershe [Ryarsh] as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
William de Perewich Precentor, witness 5 June 1322 ( ibid, f.56)
Peter de Hethe [cf. Hythe] Acolyte 24 October 1323 (ibid, f.60v); sub-deacon 14th April 1324 ( ibid, f.61v); deacon 22 October 1324 ( ibid, f.64); priest 21 September 1325 ( ibid, f.70); voted for Robert de Suthflete (Southfleet) Senior as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
Richard de Tonebregg [cf. Tonbridge] Thonebrugg) Sub-deacon 22 October 1324 ( ibid, f.64); (deacon 22 December 1324 ( ibid, f.66); priest 7 March 1324/1325 ( ibid, f.67v); voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid f.157); resigned the office of chamberlain and appointed cellarer 28 September 1341 ( ibid, ff.195v, 196v); dead by 24 March 1341/1342 ( ibid, f.197)
John de London acolyte 7 March 1324/1325 ( ibid, f.67.V.); subdeacon 26 January 1325/1326 ( ibid f.71); deacon 2 April 1328 voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
Robert de Suthflete [cf. Southfleet] Subdeacon 21 September 1325 ( ibid., f. 69v); deacon 26 January 1325/1326 ( ibid f.71); priest 2 April 1327 ( ibid f.76); resigned office of chamberlain 17 September 1326 ( ibid f.118); voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid f.157); Warden of Felixstowe (Suffolk) cell; elected prior 1352; died 1361 (V.C.H. Kent, II p.125)
John de Cantuaria (Canterbury) Subdeacon 26 January 1325 (Rochester Episcopal Register I, f.71); deacon 2 April 1328 ( ibid, f.126); voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
John de Werburgh [cf. Hoo St. Werburgh] Subdeacon 12 October 1326 ( ibid, f.74); deacon 2 April 1327 ( ibid, f.76) priest 19 December 1327 ( ibid, f.,125); voted for William de Reyersshe [cf. Ryarsh] as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
William Reyersshe [cf. Ryarsh] Witness 5 June 1322 as a monk (ibid, f.56) appointed chamberlain 17 September 1326 ( ibid, f.118) sacrist 1333-1334 (DRc/F10); voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333, but stood as candidate for the post himself and received 5/30 votes (Rochester Episcopal Register I, f.157)
John de Dovoria (Dover) [cf. Dover] Priest 2 April 1327 ( ibid, f.76); voted for Robert de Suthflete (Southfleet) Senior as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
Ralph de Cantuaria [cf. Canterbury] Subdeacon 8 April 1329 ( ibid, f.128); priest 22 September 1330 (ibid, f.134); voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157); resigned office of cellarer 28 September 1341 ( ibid, f.195v.)
Nicholas de Chetham [cf. Chatham] Subdeacon 8 April 1329 ( ibid, f.128); deacon 22 September 1330 ( ibid, f.134); priest 21 September 1331 ( ibid, f.145v); voted for William de Reyersshe [Ryarsh] as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
Robert de Southflet [cf. Southfleet], junior Subdeacon by 3 March 1329/1330 ( ibid, f.132v); voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
William de Haudlo [cf. Hadloo, Hadlow] acolyte 21 September 1331 ( ibid, f.145v.); subdeacon 18 December 1333 ( ibid, f.159); priest 19th September 1338 ( ibid, f.173); voted for John de Sheppey as prior 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
Thomas de Horstede [cf. Horsted] Subdeacon 21 September 1331 ( ibid, f.145v.); priest 18 December 1333 ( ibid, f.159); voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
William de Sancta Redegunda [cf. Canterbury, St. Radigund's] Subdeacon 20 March 1332/1333 ( ibid, f.154v); priest 21 September 1335 ( ibid, f.165)
William Peper [cf. Pepper] Deacon 18 December 1333 ( ibid, f.159); voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157)
William Welde Deacon 12 February 1334/1335 ( ibid, f.163v.)
John de Burgham [cf. Burham] acolyte 21 September 1335 ( ibid, f.165); subdeacon 23 January 1335/1336 ( ibid, f.166); deacon 19 September 1338 ( ibid, f.173v); priest 4 June 1341 ( ibid, f.195)
John de Uppechurche [cf. Oppecherche, Opcherch, Upcherch, Upchurch] acolyte 21 September 1335 ( ibid, f.165);p subdeacon 23 January 1335/1336 ( ibid, f.166); deacon 19 September 1338 ( ibid, f.173v.); priest 4 June 1341 ( ibid, f.195)
Thomas de Suthgate Subdeacon 21 September 1335 ( ibid, f.165); deacon 23 January 1335/1336 ( ibid, f.166)
John de Borden Subdeacon 21 September 1335 ( ibid, f.165); deacon 23 January 1335/1336 ( ibid, f.166)
John de Brokhull [cf. Brokhull] acolyte 4 June 1341 (ibid, f.195); subdeacon 16 March 1341/1342 ( ibid, f.196v.); deacon 7 June 1343 ( ibid, f.206)
Thomas Monkoy (Mounchey, Mouncoy) acolyte 4 June 1341 (ibid, f.195); subdeacon 16 March 1341/1342 ( ibid, f.196v.); deacon (ibid 7 June 1343 ( ibid, f.206)
William de Bromfeld [cf. Broomfield] Chamberlain, voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157); re-appointed chamberlain 28 September 1341 ( ibid, f.195v.)
John de Oxonia [cf. Oxford] Voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157); appointed subprior 19 January 1341/2 ( ibid, f.196v.)
John de Hwarfeld resigned office of subprior 19 January 1341/1342 ( ibid.)
Henry de Hengseye [cf. Henxey] Subchamberlain, voted for John de Sheppey as prior 19 August 1333 ( ibid, f.157) appointed precentor 24 March 1341/1342 ( ibid, f.197)
John Horold or de Roffa [cf. Rochester] acolyte 30 April 1345 (ibid, f.215v.); subdeacon 21 May 1345 ( ibid, f.216); deacon 24 September 1345 ( ibid, f.217); priest 22 May 1347 ( ibid, f.229v.)
Reginald de Sutton acolyte 30 April 1345 ( ibid, f.215v.); subdeacon ( ibid, f.216); deacon 24 September 1345 ( ibid, f.217); priest 22 May 1347 ( ibid, f.229v.)
John de Maidenston [cf. Maidstone] subdeacon 21 May 1345 ( ibid, f.216); deacon 24 September 1345 ( ibid, f.217)
Simon de Chalke [cf. Chalk] deacon 21 May 1345 ( ibid, f.216)
John de Ledes [cf. Leeds] deacon 21 May 1345 ( ibid, f.216); priest 22 May 1347 ( ibid, f.229v.)
John de Shorne deacon 21 May 1345 ( ibid, f.216); priest 22 May 1347 (ibid, f.229v.)
Thomas Bruyn Subdeacon 22 May 1347 ( ibid f.229v.)
John Mesehale, Mosehale acolyte 22 May 1347 (ibid, f229v.); priest 7 March 1348/9 ( ibid, f.242)
Thomas de Dovoria [cf. Dover] acolyte 1 July 1347 ( ibid, f.229v.); priest 7 March 1348/9 ( ibid, f.242)
Richard de Cantuaria [cf. Canterbury] acolyte 1 July 1347 ( ibid, f.230v.); subdeacon 14 June 1348 ( ibid, f.237v.); deacon 7 March 1348/1349 ( ibid, f.242)
Benedict de Fulkstane [cf. Folkeston, Folkestane, Folkestone] acolyte 1 July 1347 ( ibid, f.230 v.); deacon 14 June 1348 ( ibid, f.237v.); priest 7 March 1348/1349 ( ibid, f.242)
John de Hertlepe [cf. Hartlip] deacon 14 June 1348 ( ibid, f.237v.); Warden of Felixstowe (Suffolk) cell; elected prior 1361; resigned 1382 (V.C.H. Kent, II p.125)
William de Strode [cf. Strood] acolyte 14 June 1348 (Rochester Episcopal Register I, f.237v.); subdeacon 19 September 1349 ( ibid, f.252v)
Thomas de Frendesbury [cf. Frindsbury] deacon 14 June 1348 ( ibid, f.237); priest 7 March 1348/1349 ( ibid, f.242)
William Farndone subdeacon 19 September 1349 ( ibid, f.252v.)
John de Roffa [cf. Rochester] deacon Witsun week 1353 ( ibid, f.259v.)
John de Ludesdon [cf. Luddesdown] deacon Witsun week 1353 ( ibid, f.259v.); priest 22 December 1358 ( ibid, f.263)
Laurance de Adyngton [cf. Addington] subdeacon 20 December 1354 ( ibid, f.263); deacon 22 December 1355 ( ibid, f.284)
John Morel priest 22 December 1355 ( ibid, f.284); subprior, dead by 1 June 1392 ( ibid. II, f.27)
Richard de Schom priest 22 December 1355 ( ibid, I,f.284)
Raymond Pelegrim [cf. Pilgrim] subdeacon 22 December 1358 ( ibid, f.294); deacon [1360/1361] ( ibid, f.303v.)
William de Upchirche [cf. Upchurch] acolyte [1360/1361] ( ibid ); priest 17 December 1362 ( ibid, f.320)
John de Hertlepe [cf. Hartlip] acolyte [1350/1351] ( ibid, f.303v.); priest 17 December 1362 ( ibid, f.320)
John de Speldhurst acolyte 17 December 1362 ( ibid, f.320)
John de Maydestan, (Maideston) [cf. Maidstone] acolyte 17 December 1362 ( ibid ); priest 13 June 1367 ( ibid, f.329v.)
Thomas de Henotsham deacon 17 December 1362 ( ibid, f.320)
Thomas de Ledes [cf. Leeds] deacon 17 December 1362 ( ibid )
William de Maydestan, (Maidestan) [cf. Maidstone] acolyte 17 December 1362 (ibid); priest 30 May 1364 ( ibid, f.327v.)
John Shepeye [cf. Sheppey] subdeacon 30 May 1364 ( ibid ); priest 19 September 1367 ( ibid, f.330v.); elected prior 1380; died 1419 (V.C.H. Kent, II p.125)
Nicholas de Frendesbury [cf. Frindsbury] deacon 30 May 1364 (Rochester Episcopal Register I, f.327v.); chamberlain 1385-1386 (DRc/F13); reappointed 16 February 1393/1394 (Rochester Episcopal Register II, f.44v); resigned 7 October 1394 ( ibid, f.89); reappointed 30 June 1398 ( ibid, f.117) resigned 30 October 1401 ( ibid, f.166v.)
John Corf [cf. Corfe] acolyte 13 June 1367 ( ibid. I,f.329 v.)
William Thornham [cf. Thurnham] subdeacon 13 June 1367 ( ibid ); deacon 19 September 1367 ( ibid )
John Umfray [cf. Humphrey, Humphreys] subdeacon 13 June 1367 ( ibid )
John Dane cellarer 1383-1384 (DRc/F12)
John de Holyngbourne [cf. Hollingbourne] appointed subprior 1 June 1392 (Rochester Episcopal register II,f.27); resigned and appointed cellarer 8 October 1400 ( ibid, f.150v,151)
Roger Stapelherste, [cf. Stapilherst, Staplehurst] appointed precentor 13 April 1392 ( ibid, f.26); resigned 28 June 1394 ( ibid, f.51); appointed chamberlain 7 October 1394 ( ibid, f.89; DRc/F14); resgined 30 June 1398 (Rochester Episcopal Register II, f.117)
Robert Strode [cf. Strood] resigned office of precentor 13 April 1392 ( ibid, f.26); reappointed 28 June 1394 ( ibid, f.51); resigned 9 October 1400 ( ibid, f.151); reappointed 1 April 1401 ( ibid., f.160)
William Marchaunt [cf. Marchant] professed 1 September 1393 ( ibid, f.42); subdeacon 6 March 1394/1395 ( ibid, f.144v.); resigned office of subprior 6 October 1446 ( ibid. III, f.208)
Richard Thornham [cf. Thurnham] professed 1 September 1393 ( Ibid II,f.42); priest 24 September 1396 ( ibid, f.145v.); infirmarer 1424-1425 (DRc/F16)
Walter Roffchestre [cf. Rochester] professed 1 September 1393 (Rochester Episcopal Register II, f.42); subdeacon 6 March 1394/1395 ( ibid, f.144v.); resigned office of chamberlain 7 October 1432 ( ibid, IIIf.33v.)
John London priest 6 March 1394/1395 ( ibid. II,f.145)
William Tonebreg [cf. Tonbridge] acolyte 24 September 1396 ( ibid, f.145v.); subdeacon 21 December 1398 ( ibid, f.146); priest 18 December 1400 ( ibid., f.156v.); elected prior 1419 (V.C.H. Kent II, p.125); died 1444/1445 (Rochester Episcopal Register III, f.203)
Henry Stoke acolyte 24 September 1396 ( ibid II, f.145v.); subdeacon 21 December 1398 ( ibid f.146); priest 18 December 1400 ( ibid, f.156v.)
William Mawfeld (Maghfeld, Mawghfeld) acolyte 24 December 1396 ( ibid f.145v); subdeacon 21 December 1398 ( ibid., f.146); deacon 18 December 1400 ( ibid., f.156v)
Thomas Brown appointed subprior 9 October 1440 ( ibid., f.151)
John Swan appointed precentor 9 October 1400 ( ibid ); resigned 1 April 1401 ( ibid., f.160)
William Pecham [cf. Peckham] acolyte 18 December 1400 ( ibid., f.156); subdeacon 23 September 1402 ( ibid., f.181v); deacon 22 September 1403 ( ibid. III, f.37v)' priest 29 March 1404 ( ibid. II., f.186v)
John Hegham [cf. Heigham, Higham] acolyte 18 December 1400 ( ibid., f.156); subdeacon 23 September 1402 ( ibid., f.181v); deacon 22 September 1403 ( ibid. III., f.37v); priest 29 March 1404 ( ibid. II., f.186v)
Thomas de Ealding [cf. Yalding] appointed chamberlain 30 October 1401 ( ibid., f.166v); in office 1415-1416 (DRc/F15); sacrist on 25 May 1425 (Rochester Episcopal Register III, f.47v)
John Clyve [cf. Cliffe] subdeacon 23 September 1402 ( ibid. II., f.181v); deacon 22 September 1403 ( ibid. III., f.37v); priest 29 March 1404 ( ibid. II, f.186v); cellarer on 25 May 1425 ( ibid. III.,f.47v); elected prior 1445 ( ibid., f.203); died 1460 ( ibid., f.233v)
John Rouchester [cf. Rochester] professed December 1423 ( ibid., f.60v); subdeacon 22 September 1425 ( ibid., f.50v)
Thomas Tounbregg (Tonbregg) [cf. Tonbridge] subdeacon December 1423 ( ibid., f.60v); deacon 7 March 1424/1425 ( ibid., f.46v); priest 14 June 1427 ( ibid., f.81v)
William Cauntyrbery [cf. Canterbury] professed December 1423 ( ibid., f.60v); subdeacon 7 March 1424/1425 ( ibid., f.46v); deacon 22 September 1425 ( ibid., f.50v); appointed precentor 12 Octber 1455 ( ibid., f.227)
William Shepey [cf. Sheppey] professed December 1423 ( ibid., f.60v); subdeacon 22 April 1424 ( ibid., f.62); deacon 7 Mar 1424/1425 ( ibid., f.46v); priest 4 December 1426 ( ibid., f.79); resigned office of Chamberlain 12 October 1455 ( ibid., f227)
William Lorkyn [cf. Lorkin, Lurkyn, Lorkyns, Lurkyn, Larkin] subdeacon December 1423 ( ibid., f.60v); deacon 22 April 1425 ( ibid., f.62); priest 7 March 1424/1425 ( ibid., f.46v); appointed chamberlain 12 October 1455 ( ibid., f.227)
William Rouchestre [cf. Rochester] subprior on 25 May 1425 ( ibid., f.47v)
John Elding [cf. Yalding] precentor on 25 May 1425 ( ibid. ); appointed precentor 7 October 1432 ( ibid., f.33v); dead by 23 April 1439 ( ibid., f.142
) Walter Sheppey almoner 1430-1431 (DRc/F11)
John London deacon 15 March 1431/1432 (Rochester Episcopal Register III.,f.89v)
John Tounbregg [cf. Tonbridge] subdeacon 31 Mar 1431 ( ibid., f.88); deacon 15 March 1431/1432 ( ibid., f.89v)
Thomas Frendysbery (Freneysbery) [cf. Frindsbury]subdeacon 31 March 1431 ( ibid., f.88); deacon 15 March 1431/1432 ( ibid., f.89v); priest March 1434 ( ibid., f.90v)
John Shepton resigned office of precentor and appointed chamberlain 7 October 1432 ( ibid., f.33v); appointed sacrist 6 October 1446 ( ibid., f.208)
Robert Florence acolyte and subdeacon 13 March 1433/1434, deacon March 1434 ( ibid., f.90v)
William Maydeston [cf. Maidstone] acolyte 21 December 1438 ( ibid., f.126); subdeacon 4 April 1439 ( ibid., f.142); appointed precentor 1 December 1458 ( ibid., f.232v)
John Shepeye [cf. Sheppey] acolyte 21 December 1438 ( ibid., f.126); subdeacon 4 April 1439 ( ibid., f.142); deacon 24 September 1440 ( ibid., f.156)
Bertram London acolyte 21 December 1438 ( ibid., f.126); subdeacon 24 September 1440 ( ibid., f.156); deacon 10 June 1441 ( ibid., f.160); resigned office of precentor 1 December 1458 ( ibid., f.232v.)
Richard Crowmer [cf. Cromer] acolyte 21 December 1438 ( ibid., f.126); subdeacon 24 September 1440 ( ibid., f.156); deacon 10 June 1441 ( ibid., f.160); appointed sacrist 11 October 1465 ( ibid., f.245v)
Richard de Oxinforde [cf. Oxford] Bachelor of Theology, appointed precentor 23 April 1439 ( ibid., f.142); served as precentor and sacrist till 6 October 1446 when he resigned as sacrist and was appointed subprior ( ibid., f.208)
William London professed ( ibid., f.157); subdeacon 24 September 1440 ( ibid., f.156); deacon 10 June 1441 ( ibid., f.160); priest 18 April 1443 ( ibid., f.187); appointed cellarer 14 December 1458 ( ibid., f.232v)
John Causton professed ( ibid., f.157); subdeacon 24 September 1440 ( ibid., f.156); deacon 22 September 1443 ( ibid., f.190); priest 19 September 1444 ( ibid., f.200); appointed precentor 11 October 1465 ( ibid., f.245v); appointed chamberlain 10 October 1466 ( ibid., f.247v)
John Wells of Faversham (75) presented 18 April 1443 ( ibid., f.187); professed c.24 October 1444 ( ibid., f.191v.); deacon 18 September 1445 ( ibid., f.203v); priest 7 June 1449 ( ibid., f.220v.)
Simon Stevyn [cf. Stephene, Stephen, Steven, Stevens, Stephens] of Hoo [cf. Hoo St. Werburgh] (75) presented 18 April 1443 ( ibid., f.187); professed c. 24 October 1444 ( ibid., f.191v.); priest 21 September 1449 ( ibid., f.220)
Thomas Lincoln of London (75) presented 18 April 1443 ( ibid., f.187); professed c.24 October 1444 ( ibid., f.191v.); priest 17 December 1446 ( ibid., f.209)
John Cobham presented 18 April 1443 ( ibid., f.187); professed c.24 October 1444 ( ibid., f.191v.)
Simon Hake deacon 18 September 1445 ( ibid., f.203v.)
William Kyrton professed c.7 September 1446 ( ibid. mf.207v.); acolyte and subdeacon 17 December 1446 ( ibid., f.209); priest 7 June 1449 ( ibid., f.220v.)
William Walbroke professed c.7 September 1446 ( ibid., f.207v.); acolyte and subdeacon 17 December 1446 ( ibid., f.209); deacon 19 September 1450 ( ibid., f.220v.); priest 22 September 1453 ( ibid., f.226)

[(75) Presented in their own surnames but professed in the name of the place from which they came.]

Richard Pecham [cf. Peckham] professed c. 7 September 1446 ( ibid, f.207v.); acolyte and subdeacon 17 December 1446 ( ibid, f.209); priest 19 September 1450 ( ibid, f.220v.); elected prior 1460 ( ibid., f.233v.); occurs 1463 (DRc/T336); 1467 (V.C.H. Kent, II, p.125).
John Caunturbery (Canterbury) acolyte 21 September 1448 (Rochester Episcopal Register III, F.216v.) subdeacon 7 June 1449 ( ibid, f.220v.); deacon 21 September 1449 ( ibid. f.220); priest 3 June 1452 ( ibid, f.223)
Thomas Sellying [cf. Selling] acolyte 21 September 1448 ( ibid, f.216v.); subdeacon 7 June 1449 ( ibid, f.220v.); deacon 21 September 1449 ( ibid, f.220)
Richard Caunterbury [cf. Canterbury] acolyte 19 September 1450 ( ibid, f.220v.); subdeacon 19 June 1451 ( ibid, f.221); deacon 3 June 1452 ( ibid, f.223); priest 15 June 1454 ( ibid, f.225)
William Baker of Queenborough, Sheppey (76) 1st tonsure and acolyte 19 September 1450 ( ibid, f.220v.); subdeacon 19 June 1451 ( ibid, f.221); deacon 3 June 1452 ( ibid, f.223)
Thomas Wroteham [cf. Wrotham] acolyte and subdeacon 15 June 1454 ( ibid, f.225)
John Summying acolyte and subdeacon 20 December 1454 ( ibid, f.226v.); deacon 20 September 1455 ( ibid, f.227c.); priest June 1457 ( ibid, f.228); appointed precentor 10 October 1466 ( ibid, f.247v.)
John Luk acolyte and subdeacon 15 June 1454 ( ibid, f.255); deacon 20 December 1454 ( ibid, f.226v.)
John Abbas acolyte and subdeacon 20 December 1454 ( ibid, f.226v.); deacon 20 September 1455 ( ibid, f.227v.); priest 18 December 1462 ( ibid, f.238)
Thomas Dorham [cf. Derham, Dereham] acolyte 24 September 1457, subdeacon 1 April 1458 ( ibid, f.231); deacon Easter Saturday 1460, priest 7 June 1460 ( ibid, f.233)
John Maydeston [cf. Maidstone] acolyte 24 September 1457, subdeacon 1 April 1458 ( ibid, f.231); deacon Easter Saturday 1460 ( ibid, f.233); appointed subprior 11 October 1465 ( ibid, f.245v.)
Thomas Wybarn [cf. Wilbor, Wilbore, Wylbore, Wybore, Wylbor, Wybarne, Wybarnes, Wyrbarne, Wyborn, Wyborne, Wybor, Wybon, Wiborne, Wibarn, Wildbore] subdeacon 1 April 1458, deacon? 24 September 1458 ( ibid, f.231); appointed subprior 4 February 1462/1463 ( ibid, f.243v.); ?almoner 1431-1432 (DRc/F11)
Thomas Bourne acolyte 14 April 1458 (Rochester Episcopal Register III, f.231); subdeacon Easter Saturday 1460 ( ibid, f.233); deacon and priest 19 September 1461 ( ibid, f.236v.); prior, occurs 1478 (DRc/Elb1A, f.40), 1479, 1480 (V.C.H. Kent, II, p.125), 1482 (DRc/Elb1A, f.10), 1486 (V.C.H. Kent, II p.125), 1488 (DRc/T104/1); 1489 (V.C.H. Kent, II, p.124), 1492 (DRc/Elb1A, f.16) resigned 1494 (Rochester Episcopal Register III, f.7)
Ralph London acolyte 1 April 1458 ( ibid, f.231); Subdeacon 18 December 1462 ( ibid, f.237v.)

[(76) Known as William Shepey [cf. Sheppey] and William Qwenburgh [Queenborough]]

William Strode [cf. Strood] acolyte 1 April 1458 ( ibid f.231)
Henry Wade or Ward [?] acolyte 1 April 1458 ( ibid ); subdeacon 19 September 1461 ( ibid, f.236v.); deacon 18 December 1462 ( ibid, f.238); priest 20 December 1466 ( ibid, f.247v.)
Richard Bamburgh appointed chamberlain 18 October 1458 ( ibid, f.232v.)
John Snell [cf. Snel] cellarer, dead by 14 December 1458 ( ibid )
William Wood appointed subprior 10 September 1461 ( ibid, f234v.); prior, occurs 1468 (V.C.H. Kent, II, p.125), 1470 (DRc/T301), 1472 (DRc/T288), 1475 (DRc/T281). See also DRc/Elb1A
Nicholas Bigton (Bygton) Register of Ossory, Ireland subdeacon 19 September 1461 (Rochester Episcopal III, f.236v.); admitted to all holy orders 18 December 1462 ( ibid, f.238)
William Ancellin [cf. Auncel, Auncell, Ansel, Ansell, Awnsell, Ancellin, Awncell] subdeacon and deacon 19 September 1461 ( ibid, f.235v., 236v.); priest 30 March 1464 ( ibid, f.243v.)
Ralph Olyff [cf. Olive, Olliff] deacon 22 December 1463 ( ibid, f.244)
John Swan acolyte and subdeacon 22 December 1463 ( ibid ); deacon 30 December 1464 ( ibid, f.243v.)
John Auncell 1st tonsure and acolyte 30 March 1464 ( ibid ); subdeacon 21 December 1465 ( ibid, f.245v.); deacon 20 December 1466 ( ibid, f.247v.); appointed subprior 1494 ( ibid IV, f.7v.); resigned 17 December 1517 ( ibid, f.76v.)
John Novyn 1st tonsure and acolyte 30 March 1464 ( ibid III, f.234v.); subdeacon 21 December 1465 ( ibid, f.245v.); deacon 20 December 1466 ( ibid, f.247v.); resigned office of subprior 1494 ( ibid IV, f.7v.)
Edmund Hatfield 1st tonsure 20 December 1466 ( ibid III, f.247v.)
William Lecestre [cf. Leicester] Released from oath of obedience 1480 (DRc/Elb1A, f.6v. and introduction)
William Bisshop [cf. Bysshop, Byshop, Bysshopp, Bysshoppe, Bishop] elected prior 1494 ( ibid. IV, f.7); resigned 1509 ( ibid., f.53)
John Benet [cf. Bennett, Benedict] deacon 8 March 1504/1505 ( ibid, f.41)
John Bagg deacon 8 March 1504/1505 ( ibid )
Stephen Millet of Hoo [cf. Hoo St. Werburgh] [deacon 18 December 1507 ( ibid, f.48); priest 22 December 1509 ( ibid, f.53v.)
John Harvey of Maidstone acolyte 8 April 1508 ( ibid, f.50); subdeacon 22 December 1509 ( ibid, f.53v.); deacon 30 March 1509/1510 ( ibid., f.54); priest 19 April 1511 ( ibid, f.55v.); resigned office of precentor 2 December 1514 ( ibid, f.72v.); appointed sacrist 20 November 1518 ( ibid, f.77v); dead by 12 November 1521 ( ibid, f.108).
Thomas Coste of Stoke acolyte 8 April 1508 ( ibid, f.50); subdeacon 22 December 1509 ( ibid, f.53v.); deacon 30 March 1509/1510 ( ibid, f.54); priest 19 April 1511 ( ibid, f.65v.); appointed precentor 1 October 1511 ( ibid, f.57v.); dead by 31 March 1514 ( ibid, f.71)
Thomas Nevell [cf. Neville] Acolyte 8 April 1508 ( ibid, f.50); subdeacon 22 December 1509 ( ibid, f.53v); deacon 30 March 1509/1510 ( ibid, f.54); priest 19 April 1511 ( ibid, f.55v.); appointed chamberlain 9 October 1530 ( ibid, f.159); present at election of Lawrence Dan as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173)
Anthony Brown of London acolyte 8 April 1508 ( ibid, f.50 ); subdeacon 22 December 1509 ( ibid, f.53v); deacon 30 March 1509/1510 ( ibid, f.54); priest 19 April 1511 ( ibid, f.55v); appointed chamberlain 2 December 1514 ( ibid, f.72v); appointed subprior 17 December 1517 ( ibid, f.76v.); resigned and appointed cellarer 5 October 1526 ( ibid, f.134v.); appointed sacrist 12 November 1532 ( ibid, f.174); present at election of Lawrence Dan [cf. Dann] as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173)
William Fresell (Frysell) elected prior 1509 ( ibid, f.53); died 1532 ( ibid, f.173; formerly prior of Binham, Norfolk, and professed at St. Albans (Hertfordshire). Took oath of allegiance to Rochester on becoming prior ( ibid, f.53)
Lawrence Dan (Dann) of Mereworth deacon 8 March 1504/1505 ( ibid, f.41); resigned office of of Mereworth cellarer and appointed sacrist 2 December 1574 ( ibid, f.72v.); resigned and re-appointed cellarer 12 November 1578 ( ibid, f.77v); removed from office but replaced 22 October 1522 ( ibid, f.108v.); resigned and appointed subprior 5 October 1526 ( ibid, f.134v.); resigned and elected prior 11 November 1532 ( ibid, f.173); resigned 1538 (V.C.H. Kent, II p.125)
John Noble appointed precentor 8 November 1510 ( ibid, f.55); appointed sacrist 12 November 1521 ( ibid, f.108); resigned 20 August 1523 ( ibid, f.110v.); appointed chamberlain 20 September 1525 ( ibid, f.130v.); dead by 20 January 1525/1526 ( ibid, f.133)
William Mafelde [cf. Mayfield] professed 19 January 1521/1522 ( ibid, f.108); priest c.6 June 1525 ( ibid, f.129v.); appointed precentor 28 July 1525 ( ibid, f.130v.); resigned 30 September 1530 ( ibid, f.159); present at election of Lawrence Dan [cf. Dann] as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173)
Thomas Hemsby or Graye resigned office of precentor 8 November 1510 ( ibid, f.55); reappointed 8 January 1514/1515 ( ibid, f.73v); resigned 12 November 1521 ( ibid, f.108); appointed sacrist 20 August 1523 ( ibid, f.110v.); resigned 9 October 1530 ( ibid, f.159); reappointed precentor 1 December 1535 ( ibid, f.184v.); present at election of Lawrence Dan as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.73)
William Waterford appointed chamberlain 1 October 1511 ( ibid, f.57v.); resigned 2 December 1514 ( ibid, f.72v.)
Robert Pilton of Rochester appointed sacrist 20 September 1511 ( ibid, f.57v.); DRc/F17); resigned 31 March 1514 (Rochester Episcopal Register IV, f.71); reappointed sacrist 9 October 1530 ( ibid, f.159); resigned and approved subprior 11 November 1532 ( ibid, f.174); present at election of Lawrence Dan as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173)
John Clarke of Gravesend 1st tonsure, acolyte 20 September 1511, subdeacon 20 December 1511 ( ibid, f.57v.)
Nicholas Darsingham acolyte 10 April 1512 ( ibid, f.59); priest 22 March 1514/1515 ( ibid, f.73v); appointed precentor 12 November 1521 ( ibid, f.108)
Thomas Fresell acolyte 10 April 1512 ( ibid, f.59)
John Cambreg [Cambridge acolyte 10 April 1512 ( ibid ); subdeacon 22 March 1514/1515 ( ibid, f.73v.); priest 28 February 1517/1518 ( ibid, f.77)
John Baston acolyte 10 April 1512 ( ibid, f.59); deacon 22 March 1514/1515 ( ibid, f.73v.)
Thomas Ware of Tonbridge subdeacon 10 April 1512 ( ibid, f.59)
William Harvy [cf. Harvey] of Farleigh professed 26 November 1514 ( ibid, f.72); deacon 28 February 1517/1518 ( ibid, f.76v.)
Henry Bridd of Southfleet professed 26 November 1514 ( ibid, f.72); deacon 28 February 1517/1518 ( ibid., f.76v.)
Thomas Maye of Linton professed 26 November 1514 ( ibid, f.72)
Walter Philip [cf. Philippes, Phillips, Philips, Phyllyppes, Phylyppes, Phylippes, Phillippes, Philyppes, Philypes] of Boxley professed 26 November 1514 ( ibid ); deacon 20 December 1522 ( ibid, f.109); present at election of Lawrence Dan [cf. Dann] as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173); prior, occurs 1538 (DRc/T164), 1539 (DRc/T282, 335/1), 1540 (DRc/T335/4); appointed first Dean of Rochester 1541 (V.C.H. Kent II, p.126); died 1570 and buried in the cathedral at Rochester (C.H. Fielding, Records of Rochester Diocese, p.500)
John Dertforde [cf. Dartford] appointed precentor 2 December 1574 (Rochester Episcopal Register IV, f.72v.); appointed chamberlain 8 January 1514/15 (ibid, f.73v.); resigned 12 November 1518 ( ibid, f.77v.);
William Channock appointed cellarer 2 December 1514 (ibid, f.72v.); resigned 12 November 1518 ( ibid, f.77v.); present at election of Lawrence Dan as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173)
William Hony [cf. Honey] of St. Albans [Hertfordshire] professed 26 November 1514 ( ibid, f.72); subdeacon 28 February 1517/1518 ( ibid, f.76v.); appointed chamberlain 20 January 1525/1526 ( ibid, f.133); resigned 9 October 1530 ( ibid, f.159); present at election of Lawrence Dan as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173)
Robert Smyth [cf. Smith] subcellarer 1511-1512 (DRc/F17); appointed sacrist 31 March 1514 (Rochester Episcopal Register IV, f.71); resigned 2 December 1514( ibid, f.72 v.); present at election of Lawrence Dan as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173)
John Stace of Cobham professed 26 November 1514 ( ibid, f.72); subdeacon 22 March 1514/1515 ( ibid, f.73v.); priest 28 February 1517/1518 ( ibid, f.77); present at election of Lawrence Dan as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173)
Robert Harvy [cf. Harvey] appointed precentor 31 March 1514 ( ibid, f.71); resigned [?] 2 December 1514 ( ibid, f.72v.)
Robert Forman [cf. Foreman] of professed 26 November 1514 ( ibid, f.72); deacon 28 February 1574 ( ibid, f.76v.); appointed chamberlain ? 16 February 1523/1524 ( ibid, f.111); resigned 20 September 1525 ( ibid, f.130v.); appointed precentor 30 September 1530 ( ibid, f.159); present at election of Lawrence Dan [cf. Dann] as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173)
John Peckham [cf. Pecham] appointed chamberlain 12 November 1518 ( ibid, f.77v.); resigned [?] 16 February 1523/1524 ( ibid, f.111)
John Rye professed 19 January 1521/1522 ( ibid, f.108); deacon 20 September 1522 ( ibid, f.109); present at election of Lawrence Dan [cf. Dann] as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173)
William Assheforde [cf. Ashford] professed 19 January 1521/1522 ( ibid, f.108)
John Chechestre [cf. Chichester] professed 19 Jan. 1521/1522 ( ibid ); subdeacon 20 December 1522 ( ibid., f.109); priest c.6 June 1525 ( ibid., f.129v.)
Valentine Wynchestre [cf. Winchester] professed 19 January 1521/1522 ( ibid, f.108); subdeacon 20 December 1522 ( ibid., f.109)
Nicholas Spelhurste [cf. Speldhurst] professed 19 January 1521/1522 ( ibid., f.108); present at election of Lawrence Dan as prior 1532 ( ibid., f.173)
John Ilstoke (Ipstok) professed 19 January 1521/1522 ( ibid, f.108); deacon 20 December 1522 ( ibid., f.109)
John Drye deacon 20 December 1522 ( ibid.)
Thomas Mayner or Fleere professed 22 December 1527 ( ibid., f.138v); priest 1533 ( ibid., f.180); present at election of Lawrence Dan [cf. Dann] as prior 1532 ( ibid., f.173)
Thomas Lamb of Canterbury professed 22 December 1527 ( ibid., f.138v.)
John Watts of Rochester professed 22 December 1527 ( ibid. )
William Saxton or Keble professed 22 December 1527 ( ibid. )
John Cobb of Staplehurst professed 22 December 1527 ( ibid. ); present at election of Lawrence Dan as prior 1532 ( ibid., f.173)
Richard Albertson of Chatham professed 22 December 1527 ( ibid., f.138v.); present at election of Lawrence Dan as prior 1532 ( ibid., f.173)
Thomas Cokk [cf. Cok] professed 22 December 1527 ( ibid., f.138v); present at election of Lawrence Dan [cf. Dann] as prior 1532 ( ibid., f.173)
Robert Chamberleyn [Chamberlain] of London professed 22 December 1527 ( ibid., f.138v); deacon 21 May 1532 ( ibid., f.164); present at election of Lawrence Dan [cf. Dann] as prior 1532 ( ibid., f.173)
Richard Bradfelde [cf. Bradfield] or Revell professed 1 August 1529 et ipsum vestibus monachialibus induit (ibid., f.151); present at election of Lawrence Dan [cf. Dann] as prior 1532 ( ibid., f.173)
James Bere [cf. Beere] 1st tonsure 26 March 1529 aged 9 years ( ibid., f.145v.)
William Canturbury [cf. Canterbury] present at election of Lawrence Dan as prior 1532 ( ibid, f.173)
William Lunto present at election of Lawrence Dan [cf. Dann] as prior 1532 ( ibid. )
John Owen of Oxford [Oxfordshire] 1st tonsure 12 March 1537 ( ibid., f.193)

See also The Bishops and Monks of Rochester 1076-1214 by Colin Flight, no. vi in the Kent Archaeological Society monograph series, 1997, copy in the local studies collections at this centre, ref. ROC283FLI.

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Archives of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, Rochester Priory: introduction continued.

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Foundation Charters, Title Deeds and Leases

The title deeds and leases pertaining to the religious houses of St. Andrew, Rochester, St. Mary and St. Nicholas, Leeds and the New Work of St. Mary, Strood and their dependent cells and churches comprise by far the largest part of the archives of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, and indeed of the religious houses themselves. There are more documents for St. Andrews Priory, Rochester than for either of the other houses but even for these they are numerous. It is presumed that the deeds and leases as well as the foundation charter were handed over to the Dean and Chapter in 1541 when it acquired its first rotation charter from Henry VIII. They were certainly in the hands of the Dean and Chapter in the later sixteenth century as many of them are endorsed in the hand of the then Chapter Clerk, Martin Cotes who compiled a vast terrier of the Chapter Estates and muniments between 1574 and 1605*. A later seventeenth century inventory of the cathedral mentions ancient deeds in a bag and presumably refers to some of these documents**. Most of the documents are in remarkably good condition and there are some fine seals.

For the purposes of this catalogue these three houses and their dependent cells and churches have been treated as the joint predecessor of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester. The documents have therefore been listed as one continuous whole but sub-divided under the headings of each separate house to show the provenance of the various properties. Within each separate dub-division, the documents have been arranged in alphabetical order of parish, where this is known, and within each parish in alphabetical order of place if a place-name is Given. If no place-name is given the documents have been grouped according to whether they refer to messages, tenements, lands, marshes or sums of money issuing from property. The exception to these general guides are the foundation charters which have been placed first in each sub-division partly because of their importance and partly to bring them together, but principally to show the extent of the house when it was first founded. There is an excellent series of foundation charters for Strood hospital which shows this particularly well.

Sometimes it has not been possible to be absolutely certain to which house some of the title deeds and leases belonged, or indeed to which parish or place. Guesses have had to be made bearing in mind the persons involved in the transactions, but even so there is a fairly large section at the end of deeds and documents which could not be assigned to any house since there was insufficient evidence either internal or external to settle the question.

This list is a cross between a summary list and a full calendar and is designed to give as much information as possible without confusing the issue by the inclusion of abuttals where only personal names are given. All witnesses names have been included, and all endorsements transcribe as these last often give clues about the provenance and subsequent history of the document. Surnames of persons have been left as they were found, but christian names and places names have been given in their modern forms where these are known or exist. Modern usage has been followed in the case of u and v and i and j. All the dating is new style where a date is determinable. Many of the earlier documents are, as would be expected, undated, and in these cases internal evidence has been used to suggest a period of date.

This section comprises the following documents which are arranged as in this list:

T1-68 The priory of St. Andrew, the Apostle, Rochester: foundation charters.
T69-373 The priory of St. Andrew, the Apostle, Rochester: title deeds and leases.
T374-379 The priory of St. Andrew the Apostle, Rochester. The cell of St.Felicity, Walton near Felixstowe, Suffolk: title deeds.
T380-481 The priory of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, Leeds: title deeds and leases.
T482-570 The priory of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, Leeds. St. Mary's
T571 Church, Chatham: title deeds and leases St. Augustine's church, Chatham.
T572 The hospital of the New Work of St. Mary, Strood, foundation charters.
T573-611A The hospital of the New Work of St. Mary, Strood: title deeds and leases.
T612-664 Deeds and documents which it was not possible to assign with certainty to any of the houses.

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Cathedral Priory of St.Andrew the Apostle, Rochester

Title Deeds and Leases: CHATHAM, FRINDSBURY AND GILLINGHAM

Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] manor, Lidsing [cf. Lydsing] manor, Dargate, Holwode (Holewods), Horsted and Walderslade

William de Say alienated the manor of Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] to Robert de Beleknappe [cf. Beleknap, Belknap, Belknappe, Belcknappe, Belkeneppe, Belkeneppe] and Amy, his wife in 1365 at which time there were apparently many small portions of the manor in the hands of other persons. Some of these small portions he acquired later. In 1376 Robert de Beleknappe [cf. Beleknap, Belknap, Belknappe, Belcknappe, Belkeneppe, Belkeneppe] alienated Shawstead manor, half Lidsing [cf. Lydsing] manor and certain lands in Chatham and Wouldham to Rochester priory in return for a payment of 22 marks a year which he reduced to 20 marks three years later. In 1382 he acquired a licence from the king for the priory to hold the property in mortmain but to continue paying him the rent of 20 marks a year and to perform his obit after his death. Matters continued thus until 1388 when all Robert de Belcknappe [cf. Beleknap, Belknap, Beleknappe, Belknappe, Belkeneppe, Belkeneppe]'s property was seized into the king's hands on account of a judgement against him in the king's court held at Westminster, Middlesex on 3 February 1387/1388*. The property he had alienated remained in the possession of the priory but the rent of 20 marks was sold to John Scarle for 200 marks and from him passed through several hands until it came into the possession of William Makenade who obtained a special licence from the king to leave it to the priory on his death to provide for his obit**.

* He was banished to Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland for his part of subscribing to a formal Act of Council drawn up at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. This document embodied the questions put to the judges and their respective answers as to whether they considered the ordinances by which Michael de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk was impeached were derogatory to the royal prerogative. the Act was sealed by all the judges whose answers were naturally biased in favour of the Crown, and on this count they were all later arrested, accused of treason and banished. There is evidence that Robert de Beleknappe [cf. Beleknap, Belknap, Belknappe, Belcknappe, Belkeneppe, Belkeneppe] sealed the document under the protest and duress. He was recalled from Ireland in 1392 and died in about 1400.

** See DRc/T94/7-11 below and also DRc/T66/1 K-N.

The first group of documents listed below DRc/T70-85 relates to small portions of Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] manor some of which were acquired by Robert de Beleknappe [cf. Beleknap, Belknap, Belknappe, Belcknappe, Belkeneppe, Belkeneppe] after 1376; the second group DRc/T86-94/11 relates to Robert be Beleknappe's acquisition of Shawstead manor and his alienation of it with half Lidsing [cf. Lydsing] manor and other lands to Rochester priory.


Date: 1262-1399
Quantity: DRc/T70-94


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Priory of St. Andrew the Apostle, Rochester

Charter of Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury

Confirmation to St. Andrew's church, Rochester and to Bishop Gundulf of lands, churches, liberties, customs, rights and all manors which Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury recovered by order of King William I* before Godefrid and Egelric, bishops of Chichester and ? Countances [Normandy/Manche, France], and Hamo, Sheriff of Kent, the King's justices appointed for that purpose, and which he gave back to Rochester church and Bishop Gundulf, comprising:-

Stoke manor and church, Frindsbury manor and church, Islingham, Bromheye and Wickham, Borstal manor and church, Cuxton manor and church, Wouldham manor and church, Halling manor and church, Snodland manor and church, Malling manor and church, Trottiscliffe manor and church, Longfield manor and church, Fawkham manor and church, Bromley manor and church, Stone [? by Dartford] manor and church, Littlebrook and Hilton, Southfleet manor and church, and Denton manor and church in Kent;

* From Odo, Bishops of Bayeux, [Normandy, France] William I's half brother, on Penenden Heath, Boxley, in 1076.

Lambeth manor and church in Surrey which the Countess Goda** gave to Rochester church and which King William II restored to it;
Freckenham and Isleham manors and churches in Suffolk which William I gave to Archbishop Lanfranc and which he surrendered to Rochester church and Bishop Gundulf;
Haddenham manor in Buckinghamshire which William II gave for the sustenance of the monks serving God at Rochester at Archbishop Lanfranc's request;
Aston in Gloucestershire which William II gave to Rochester church and Bishop Gundulf.
Rotherfield church in Sussex which Gilbert de Tonebregge [Tonbridge] gave to Rochester church.
The churches of Boxley, Dartford, Woolwich and Chislehurst in Kent which Henry I gave to Rochester church in free alms shall be held as freely as in the time of former kings and archbishops of Canterbury and better and more fully than ever the church of Christ, Canterbury held her manors with Soka and Saka, toln and theam, Grithbreche, Hamsokne, forstall, infangenethef, and flemenesferme; the fourth penny from the toll of land and water in the city of Rochester, from the ferry when the bridge is broken, and from the Hundred; and one fourth part of all the issues pertaining to the Constable of the city of Rochester saving the king's tax.

** Sister of Edward the Confessor All bishops and their tenants wherever they might be in the realm of England shall be as free from loaning money of tolls as the men and tenants of Christ church, Canterbury and were to have these same liberties and customs in all things.

This confirmation was made in witness of the truth that the churches of Canterbury and Rochester were founded by one and the same most Christian King Ethelbert and were endowed with the gifts and possessions of former kings of the realm of England.

Witnesses:

Girard, Archbishop of York
Maurice, Bishop of London
Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury
Walkelin, Bishop of Winchester
Stigand, Bishop of Chichester
Herebert, Bishop of Thetford
Baldwin, Abbot of St. Edmunds
Ralph, Abbot of Seez
Ernulf, Prior of Canterbury
Count Alan
Count Hugh
Hugh de Montfort

London 1101

Endorsements:

1. N.12
2. f.
3. Notandum Anno 1101 [Martin Cotes 16th century.]
4. 1101 Archbishop Anselm his Confirmation [17th century.]
5. Confirmacio Anselmi Archiepiscopi

Document water stained in parts.

Latin.

Neither the handwriting nor a number of the witnesses to this document are contemporary with its content. In the first place the handwriting is very similar to that of the 1265 confirmation of Henry III (DRc/T60) and may have been written by the same scribe; and in the second place some of the persons supposed to have witnessed this charter were already dead in 1101. There are, for instance, five bishops listed among the twelve witnesses: Maurice, bishop of London, Osmund, bishop of Salisbury, Walkelin bishop of Winchester, Stigand, bishop of Chichester and Herbert, bishop of Thetford. Of these five, only Maurice bishop,of London was alive in 1101. Osmund died 1099, Walkelin in 1098, and Stigand and Herbert in 1087 and 1085 respectively, several years before Anselm became Archbishop of Canterbury in 1093.

A very great deal of the property mentioned in this charter pertained to the bishopric of Rochester and only a small part of it to the priory. It is possible that this document was "forged" in 1265 after the siege of Rochester to replace a document which had been lost or destroyed on its way to and from Winchester when many other early charters and documents also met the same fate (DRc/T53). It is also possible that it was drawn up to prove ownership of lands in dispute between the priory and the bishop. The rather strange muddle over the witnesses could have been caused by a scribe conflating two documents, perhaps a charter of Archbishop Lanfranc and another of Archbishop Anselm.

Forgery was not regarded so much as a crime, as a necessity to a religious house. If a particular deed was known or thought to exist but could not be produced and no adequate title could be proved without it, deeds were forged to supply the deficiency. Once the forged deeds had been used to prove title they had the force of the genuine article. It seems unnecessary to remark also that documents were conveniently "lost" or suppressed if their contents proved a nuisance.
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THE CATHEDRAL PRIORY OF ST. ANDREW THE APOSTLE, ROCHESTER

Charter of Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury [1096-1108]

To Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester and to St. Andrew's Church, Rochester:- all the laws and customs which he had from Archbishop Lanfranc, Anselm's predecessor at Canterbury in scot, castle work, and on the bridge, and all episcopal rights on archiepiscopal manors both ecclesiastical and lay in his bishopric, as well as in places in Freckenham in Suffolk and Isleham in Cambridgeshire subject to him better and more honourably than he ever had them.

To the monks of St. Andrew's Church:- Northfleet Church with its appurtenances in lands, tithes and oblations from his demesne; pardon for 35s. out of the 40s. they usually pay for the fishery at Gillingham which they have for their sustenance.

To Bishop Gundulf:- A piece of land worth 20s. a year on the archiepiscopal demesne manor of Hayes in Middlesex.

Witness: Ernulf, Prior of Canterbury

Endorsements:

1. N.13
2. f.
3. "Carta. A. Archiepiscopi" [contemporary]
4. "Carta Anselmi Archiepiscopi" [14th c.]
5. "Carta Anselmi" [16th Century]

Seal:

Seal of Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury depicting a standing figure clothed in ecclesiastical vestments holding in his left hand a book and in his right hand, two fingers of which are raised in blessing, a crosier with the crook turned inwards. The legend is almost all chipped off but letters or parts of letters visible read:- + SIGILLUM AN .......CHIEP....

The seal has a hole and a shallow depression located near the centre of the figure which looks rather as if it had been formed by an air bubble. This suggests that it may have been forged from a plaster cast taken from an original impression, possibly in 1264. It is placed in the inverted position on the parchment tongue. The document itself is probably genuine. The capital letters, apart from the initial A, are emphasised throughout by the addition of fine vertical pen strokes in red.

Latin.
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Cathedral Priory of St. Andrew the Apostle, Rochester

Letters Patent of King Henry VII to the Prior and Convent of Rochester 1486 +

Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Edward IV 1472

A. Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Henry III to the Prior and Convent of Rochester 1259

Quitclaim, on payment of one gold mark into the royal wardrobe at Canterbury, of all right and claim to the advowson of Hoo [St. Werburgh or Hundred] which Prior Simon [de Clyve/Cliffe] and convent of Rochester has obtained by exchange from the nuns of St. Suplice [de Rennes] in Britany, [France], and to which they had successfully defended their right against the king in his court.

The king at Canterbury [10] November 1259.**

+ This document does not appear to have been enrolled. From the hand and content it might be datable as either 1486 or 1510 as no indication is given as to which King Henry gave the Letters Patent.

** Part of the text has been damaged, but see C.P.R. King Henry III, volume V, P.62 from which the date has been supplied.

B. Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Edward I to the Prior and Convent of Rochester 1275

1. Charter of King William [II] [1087 x 1100]*

2. Charter of King William [II] to ........** and all his ministers in Housak [c.1088 x 1094]***

Confirmation to St. Andrew's church, Rochester of land belonging to the reeve of Chatham which the monks have inclosed in their garden on condition that the monks sing masses, and that Bishop G[undulf] [i.e. Gundulf] gives other land of his own which is worth quarter of what the land was worth when the Bishop of Bayeux [Normandy, France] gave it to the monks.

Witnesses

Walkelin, Bishop [of Winchester]
Robert, Chancellor
Renulf, Chaplain

At Brigstoke [in Northamptonshire]

* Charters B1-3 are attributed to King William I in these letters patent. It may well be that B3 is a charter of King William I but B1 and 2 are certainly not. B1 is quoted in the inspeximus of King Henry III, 1265 as charter of King William II. B2 does not appear elsewhere but from internal evidence can be dated between about 1088 and 1094.

** Document damaged at this point.

*** Robert Bloet became Chancellor in about 1088 and remained in office until he was elevated to the see of Lincoln in 1094.

B.3.Charter King William I or II to St. Andrew's Church, Rochester [1066 x 1100]*

Order that the Church of St. Andrew in the City of Rochester shall have the customs which it had in the time of King Edward (the Confessor) in all its lands, annones and ports.

4. Charter of King William II [1087 x 1089]

5. Charter of King William II to St. Andrew's Church, Rochester [1087-1100]* *

Confirmation of St. Andrew's Church of the Church on the Royal Manor of Dartford which Robert, the King's Steward gave to the monks and which he and his son Hamo handed over to them in the King's presence.

Witnesses

Robert, Count of Mellent
Robert, Count of Montollio

6. Charter of King William II to the Bishop of Suffolk, the Sheriff and other Barons French [cf. France] and English [1087-1100]* *

Confirmation of St. Andrew's Church, Rochester of Roger Bigot's gift to St. Andrew's church of the Church of St. Felicity, Walton [in Felixstowe, Suffolk] with the tithes and all other things.

Witness

Eudo, the Steward at Winchester.

* King William I 1066-1087; King William II 1087-1100 ** King William II 1087-1100.

B.7 Charter of King Henry I [1123-1135]

8. Charter of King Henry I to Ansfrid, the Sheriff and other Barons French [cf. France] and English in Kent. [1128-1134]*

Gift to St. Andrew's Church, Rochester of Boxley Church with all its appurtenances in lands, tithes, oblations, rights, customs and liberties just as and better than ever Giffard, the King's Chaplain held it and Ansfrid the Clerk before that.

Witnesses

William [Corbois/Corbyl], Archbishop of Canterbury
Gilbert [Universalis], Bishop of London
Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln
Seifrid [Seffridus], Bishop of Chichester

At London

9. Charter of King Henry I to Archbishop A[nselm] [i.e. Anselm], Hamo, Sheriff and all other men of Kent and all Barons of England. [1100 x 1107]* *

Gift to Bishop Gundulf, the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paulinus, the Confessor and the monks of a two day fair in the City of Rochester on the eve and festival of St. Paulinus and all the issues therefrom inside and outside the City.

* Gilbert [Universalis], Bishop of London 1128-1134, a witness ** King Henry I 1100-1135; Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester died in 1107.

B.9 Witnesses

William Weyelimast
Eudo, the Steward
Hamo, the Steward
William Peverell
Hamo Peverel

10. Charter of King Henry I [1107 x 1109]

11. Charter of King Henry I to all his Barons and Officials [1100-1123]* *

Confirmation to St. Andrew's Church, Rochester of Soc and Sac toln and theam grithbrece hamsocne forstalles infangenethiof flemeneferme and other customs and liberties better than ever Christ Church, Canterbury held them in the times of the King, his father, the King, his brother and Archbishop Lanfranc.

The fourth penny from the toll of land and water in the City of Rochester, from the ferry when the bridge is broken, and from the whole hundred; and, saving the King's tax, one fourth part of the issues pertaining to the Constable of the City.

Witnesses

Robert [Bloet/Bluet], Bishop of Lincoln
Turc' de Guermon
Hamo, the Steward

At London

** King Henry I 1100-1135; Robert [Bloet/Bluet], Bishop of Lincoln died in 1123.

B.12 Charter of King Henry I to Hamo, the Steward and Hugh de Boch [1103-1107]*

Order forbidding any person to fish in the River Thames above the fishery of the monks of Rochester at Niwera. If any persons are found fishing there they shall be forfeit to the King.

Witness

Waldric, Chancellor at Westminster [Middlesex].

13. Charter of King Henry I to Archbishop A[nselm] [i.e. Anselm], Hamo, the Steward and all his Barons French [cf. France] and English in Kent. [1100-1107]* *

Confirmation to St. Andrew's Church, Rochester and Bishop Gundulf of Aylesford Church with the lands, tithes and other things; Sutton Church with all the tithes in annones, beasts, pasturage, mills and other things; Woolwich Church with all the tithes; half the Royal tithe of Strood and Chalk for the salvation of the souls of the King, his wife and his parents.

Witness

Eudo, the Steward at Rochester.

* Waldric became Chancellor in 1103 and remained in office until he was elevated to the see of Laon in 1107.
** King Henry I 1100-1135. The Charter is addressed to Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester and St. Andrew's Church [Rochester]. Gundulf died in 1107.

B14 Charter of King Henry I to Archbishop A[nselm] [i.e. Anselm], Hamo, the Steward and all his Barons French and English in Kent. [1100/1101]*

Confirmation to St. Andrew's Church, Rochester and Bishop Gundulf of Churches of Dartford and Aylesford with the Churches subject to them, and all the tithes of the vills where they are in annones, pasturage and money just as Saint Augustine held them in the time of his father; Milton Church with the tithes of the vill and the tithe of whales caught in the Bishopric of Rochester. Order that the said Saint, Bishop (Gundulf) and the monks shall have the Churches and tithes and hold them freely and quietly, and that no man shall harm them.

Witnesses

Richard [i.e. Rober Bloet/Bluet?], Bishop of Lincoln
William Giffard, Chancellor
Eudo, the Steward
Hamo, the Steward
William de Albinucio
William Pevrel of Dover

At Rochester 12 March.

* William Giffard was Chancellor to King William II and remained in office until about April 1101.

The King caused these writings to be exemplified under contd. his seal to minimise the danger to the Prior and Convent of Rochester for future time because the original documents were torn and their seals broken+.

Witness to the Letters Patent of King Edward I

Robert [Burnel], Bishop of Bath and Wells, Chancellor at Westminster [Middlesex] 10 November 1275.

C. Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Edward I to the Prior and convent of Rochester 1275

1. Charter of King Stephen [1135 x 1154]

2. Charter of King Stephen to Ralph, son of Conus, the Sheriff of Kent and the justiciars and officials of Rochester to St. Andrew's church Rochester [1135-1139] ++

The Monks of St. Andrew's church, Rochester shall have their lands, tenures, and customs, and one fourth part of the rents of Rochester as well as ever they did in the time of King Henry on the day he died* and in the times of other Kings, his ancestors.

Witness

Robert, Chancellor at Rochester.

+ Nos igitur priori et monachis ecclesie predicte per rupturas scriptuarum predictarum seu sigillorum eis appensorum periculum minueat infuturum scriptures predictas sub sigillo nostro fecimus exemplari.

++ Robert le Poer, nephew of Robert le Poer, Bishop of Salisbury was Chancellor 1135-1139.

* in die qua fuit vivus et mortuus.

C.3 Charter of King Stephen to the King's officials in Merlana [1135-1154] **

Gift to the Bishop of Rochester of ½ virgate land in Merlana. No person shall harm him and if they do, the King's justice shall be done.

Witness

The Chancellor at Wallingford [in Berkshire].

4. Charter of KIng Henry II [1154-1189]

5. Charter of King Henry II [1174-1189]

6. Charter of King Richard I [1193]

7. Charter of King Richard I [1189-1194]

The same reason is given for the exemplification of these charters as under B.

Witness to the Letters Patent of Edward I

Robert [Burnel], Bishop of Bath and Wells, Chancellor at Westminster 10 November 1275.

D. Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Edward III to the Prior and convent of Rochester 1335

1. Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Henry III 1265

a. Charter of King William II [1087-1089]

b. Charter of King Henry I [1123-1135]

c. Charter of King Henry I [1107-1109]

d. Charter of King Henry II [1174-1189]

** Stephen 1135-1154 e. Charter of King Richard I [1193]

f. Charter of King Richard I [1189-1194]

g. Charter of King Richard I 1197

D. Witnesses to the Letters Patent of King Edward III

J[ohn] [i.e. John de Stratford], Archbishop of Canterbury, Chancellor H[enry] [i.e. Henry de Burghersh], Bishop of Lincoln, Treasurer R[ichard] [i.e. Richard de Angarville, Aungervyle or de Bury], Bishop of Durham, John, Earl of Cornwall, the King's brother, John de Warenne [cf. Warinne], Earl of Surrey, Henry de Percy, Ralph de Nevill, Seneschal of the King's guesthouse

The King at Newcastle upon Tyne [Northumberland] 2 July 1335.

E. Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Edward III to the Prior and convent of Rochester 1335/6

1. Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Henry III 1265

a. Charter of King William II [1087-1089]

b. Charter of King Henry I [1123-1135]

c. Charter of King Henry [1107-1109]

d. Charter of King Henry II [1174-1189]

e. Charter of King Henry II [1154-1189]

f. Charter of King Richard I [1193]

g. Charter of King Richard I [1189-1194]

h. Charter of King Richard I 1197

The Prior and convent of Rochester shall not be impeded in their enjoyment of the foregoing by reason of any non-user in the past.

Witnesses to the Letters Patent of King Edward III

J[ohn] [i. John de Stratford], Archbishop of Canterbury, Chancellor H[enry] [i.e. Henry de Burghersh], Bishop of Lincoln, Treasurer W[illiam] [i.e. William Ayremyn], Bishop of Norwich John, Earl of Cornwall, the King's brother John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, Richard, Earl of Arundel, Henry de Percy, William de Monte Acuto, Ralph de Nevill, Seneschal of the King's guesthouse

The King at Westminster [Middlesex] 16 March 1335/1336

F. Inspeximus of a charter of King Edward [I]+ to the Prior and convent of Rochester 1295

G. Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Edward III 1344

H. Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Edward III 1345

Special licence to the Prior and convent of Rochester to fortify and crenellate the wall of stone and chalk extending from the east gate of the city of Rochester to St. William's gate between the city and the garden belonging to the prior and convent, and to keep it crenellated without any interruption or impediment by the King, his heirs or their officials whatsoever forever.

The King at Westminster [Middlesex] 5 August 1345.

I. Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Edward III 1369

See DRc/T63 K. Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Edward III 1374

Special licence to Robert de Beleknappe, kt., notwithstanding the statute or mortmain, to give to the Prior and convent of Rochester his manor and Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] near.

+ This is given in the inspeximus as a charter of King Edward III but this cannot be the case as Anthony Bek/Beck, Bishop of Durham 1284-1311 appears as a witness.

Rochester, 23 acres land, 80 acres pasture and l acre wood in Chatham and Wouldham; and ½ the manor of Lidsing with its appurtenances, excepting 20 acres land on Shawstead manor held from the king as of the honour of Crevequore by military service, and 8 acres land on the same manor held from the King as of the honour of Leybourne.

Rent: 22 marks a year to be paid at Easter and Michaelmas in equal portions.

Conditions: 1. to find a monk to celebrate divine services every day in the cathedral church at Rochester according to an ordinance already made by Robert de Belcknappe

2. To do the due and customary services on behalf of Robert de Beleknappe [cf. Beleknap, Belknap, Belknappe, Belcknappe, Belkeneppe, Belkeneppe] and his heirs to the King, his heirs, and the chief lords of the fees for the manor of Shawstead and the land, pasture and wood, and half the manor of Lidsing [cf. Lydsing] forever.

The King at Eltham manor 28 December 1374.

L. Inspeximus of Letters patent of King Richard II 1393

Robert de Belknap, kt., deceased, by special licence obtained in this behalf from the King's grandfather, recently gave to Rochester priory the manor of Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] near Rochester with half the manor of Lidsing and other lands in Chatham and Wouldham, which, excepting 20 acres land on the manor of Shawstead as of the honour of Crevecoer, which honour the King's consort holds for life with reversion to the King and his heirs, and 8 acres land as of the honour of Leybourne, were being held from the Lord Edward, late King of England, the King's grandfather;

The residue of the same manor and of the other lands and tenements was being held from other persons as well as the king's grandfather. The monks were to pay the tent and abide by the conditions quoted under DRc/T66/1 K.

Afterwards Robert de Belknap, by special licence similarly obtained, released the priory from the payment of two out of 22 marks rent forever, and agreed to acquit and defend the property in respect of the king and any others lords of the fee.

Robert de Belknap was seized of this rent for 20 marks in demesne as of fee until, by forfeiture of the said Robert on pretext of a judgement against him in the king's court held at Westminster on the morrow of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the eleventh year of the king's reign (3 February 1387/1388), when the said rent of 20 marks and all the lands and tenements which belonged to Robert de Belknap were seized and forfeit into the king's hands.

After that the king, by his letters patent, gave the rent of 20 marks to John Scarle and his heirs; he subsequently gave it to William Kanenade, Thomas Chiche of Balverle, Thomas Brockhull, Stephen de Betenham, Stephen Paytewyn and William Every and the heirs of William Makenade. After the death of Thomas Chiche, Thomas Brockfull, Stephen de Batenham, Stephen Paytewyn and William Every released all their right to the rent to William Makenade and his heirs. Later William Makenade gave it to Gilbert Manfeld, citizen of London, Thomas Brockhull, Stephen de Betenham and Stephen Paytewyn for the life of William Makenade and with reversion to himself and his heirs as the king understands.

Special licence to William Makenade to concede that after his death the rent of 20 marks shall remain to Rochester priory for the maintenance of one monk to celebrate divine services in the priory, and for other divine services to be performed annually by the Prior and convent and their successors for the souls of William Makenade, his parents and friends, and all the faithful departed according to an ordinance made for this purpose by William Makenade forever.

Special licence to the Prior and convent of Rochester that after the death of William Makenade they may forever take and keep the rent of 20 marks and, notwithstanding the statute of mortmain, the manor of Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] excepting those things already excepted which are held from the same manor by the king's consort.

The king forbade that William Makenade and his heirs and the Prior and convent and their successors should by reason of these premises, by interrupted, annoyed or molested in any way by himself, his heirs, justiciars, escheators, sheriffs, bailiffs or other officials or their heirs whatsoever saving only to the king and his heirs and the chief lords of the fee the services due and customary.

The king at Canterbury 29 May 1393.

Inspeximus of Letters Patent of KIng Richard II

Restatement of the proceedings as far as the second paragraph of DRc/T66/1 L above.

Confirmation of Robert de Beleknap's release to the Prior and convent and their successors forever from the payment of 2 of the 22 marks a year rent which they pay him for the property they hold of him. Agreement to acquit and defend the property in respect of the chief lords of the fee.

Repeat of the last paragraph of DRc/T66/1 l.

The king at Westminster [Middlesex] 1 December 1382.

Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Richard II

With the assent of his Council, the king gave John Scarle a rent of 20 marks issuing out of the manor of Shawstead [cf. Sharsetd], half the manor of Lidsing [cf. Lydsing] and other lands and tenements in Chatham and Wouldham which belonged to Robert de Bealknap, kt. which he had and took from the Prior and convent of Rochester and which came into the king's hands by forfeit of the said Robert by virtue of a judgement against him in the last Parliament held at Westminster, Middlesex.

John Scarle and his assigns shall have the rent forever on payment of 200 marks at the receipt of the king's exchequer on terms which may be agreed between John Scarle and the treasurer.

So that if the annual rent of any part of it had to be recovered from John Scarle and his assigns by process of law without fraud of evil practice, the king wished that John Scarle, his heirs and assigns should be compensated by the king and his heirs to the value of the amount it happened to be necessary to recover.

The king at Westminster, Middlesex 5 August 1388.

Inspeximus of Letters Patent of King Richard II

Special licence to the Prior and convent of Rochester that they may acquire priories, manors, lands tenements, rents, services and knights fees with their appurtenances, advowsons of churches, both those which are being held for their own use as well as others, and other possessions of the abbies, priories and other foreign religious persons from the realm of France in the kingdom and in the king's hands by reason of the war between the English and the French [cf. France] or the schism of the French, or other lands, tenements, rents and advowsons of churches to the value of 100 marks a year for themselves and their successors forever.

The churches acquired from the possessions of aliens which are being held for their own use may be transferred in and to the Prior and convent of Rochester and their house as well as may be; otherwise the union or appropriation of those churches made to the abbots, priors or foreign religious persons shall be absolutely dissolved and they shall be newly appropriated, joined and incorporated to the Prior and convent of Rochester and their house for their own use forever to keep the king's obit after his death and the obit of Anne, late queen of England, decreased, each year, the statute of mortmain notwithstanding, or any other statute or ordinance to the contrary; and notwithstanding that the priories, manors, demesnes, lands, tenements, rents, services, fees, advowsons of churches and possessions of the aforesaid foreigners are in the king's hand by reason of the war of the schism of the French [cf. France], or are being held from the king in chief, or of the king's gift or by collation of his progenitors; and notwithstanding that they were given to the aforesaid abbots, priors or alien religious persons or their predecessors by the king's progenitors, to found or maintain chantries, hospitals, works of charity and for other purposes; notwithstanding any cause or material reason whatever which touches or may touch the king or his heirs in the future.

In the meantime, however, let it be ascertained by inquisitions taken in this behalf and returnable in the usual way into the king's chancery or his heirs' that the acquisition of these other lands, tenements, rents and advowsons may be effected without damage or prejudice to the king, his heirs or any other persons whatsoever.

The king at Margam Abbey (in Glamorganshire, Wales) 10 September 1394.

The inspeximus of King Edward IV was witnessed by the king at Westminster, Middlesex 12 November 1472.

The Letters Patent of King Henry VII were witnessed by the king at Westminster, Middlesex 19 April 1486.

There are no endorsements on this document but there are various hands and comments drawn or written in the margins of the first four of the five membranes drawing attention to particular points. This was probably done by Martin Cotes, Chapter Clerk 1547-1605.

At the base of the charter on the final membrane is written pro sex marcis solutis in Hanaperio and on the turned up edge
Examinatur per Johannem yong et ) clericos
Examinatur per Jacobum Whitstons ) clericos

The charter is also inscribed Whitstons indicating that he wrote it up.

The seal has gone but was originally attached to the document by means of a plait of green and white silk and two metal threads which is more or less entire. It extends 17 inches from the base of the document. The metal thread is of uneven width varying from 1-2 mm and has been would round a length of fine string before being plaited in.

The document is undecorated in any way although it was obviously intended that it should be as spaces have been left for the initial letter H and other letters along the top line. The word inspeximus has been enlarged at various points in the text for ease of finding the beginnings of the many charters inspected.

Latin.
Date: 1486 +
Quantity: 1 item


Result number 23 - Please quote Reference: DRc_Rochester_Priory_and_other_Religious_Houses_1080_1541/DRc_T144 on request slip.

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Quitclaim c.1270

John, son of Robert de Bettlescumbe to Rochester priory:

4d. annual rent which the prior and convent used to pay him for 1s. land in Darenth which he bought from Lucas, son of Gerard de Grenestrete [i.e. Greenstreet].

Witnesses: William, chaplain of Suffolk, Hugh de Stokes, servant in Darenth, Roger de Wilminthun, clerk, Bartholomew, the Beadle, Bartholomew de Grenestrete, Thomas de Cleindune, William Meimund.

Endorsement: darent' [i.e. Darenth]. Carta Johannis filii Roberti de Bettlescumbe de 4d. redditus [13th Century]

Latin.
Date: c.1270
Quantity: 1 item


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The priory of St. Felicity, Walton in Suffolk was a cell of Rochester priory to whom it was given by Roger Bigod. His gift was confirmed to the priory by King William II, 1087-1100.* It was in the charge of a warden and under the jurisdiction of the bishop and prior of Rochester. Tow wardens, Robert be Suthflete and John de Hertlepe, became priors of Rochester. The cell was suppressed in 1528 to provide for the endowment of Cardinal Wolsey's colleges.** It has been assumed that all the six documents which follow were connected with Walton priory property.

* See DRc/T66
** Hasted p.38, note u.
Date: c.1100-1501
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Gift in free alms Norman Galfrud++ to St. Andrew and St. Felicity, Walton, Suffolk: [?1100-1135] +

Messuage in Orford (Oreford), Suffolk for the salvation of the souls of himself, ? Halewis, his wife and his lord King Henry.

Endorsement:
Normanni Galfrud [12th Century]

Document badly damaged and worn. It is not possible to accurately determine the names of the witnesses.

Latin.

+King Henry mentioned in the text. Probably towards the end of his reign.

++According to the endorsement.
Date: [? 1100-1135]
Quantity: 1 item

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