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Result number 1 - Please quote Reference: 05_DE_SERIES_0501_0750/DE0723 on request slip.

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Estate management account book of Thomas Wells Esq. of Randolphs, Biddenden and 14 Manchester Square, London, landed proprietor and speculator, for premises in High Street, Chatham, Chatham Hill, Chatham, Canal Road, Strood, Canal Road, Frindsbury, New Brompton (Gillingham), Newington next Sittingbourne, Sittingbourne, Borden, Chalkwell, Little Chalkwell, Sheerness, Chart Sutton, and Perham Road, West Kensington, London, relating to houses, public houses and farms, with accounts of collecting income and investment accounts including accounts with The National Bank of New Zealand Ltd., 71 Old Broad Street, London EC, Bank of New South Wales, Australia, Old Broad Street, London EC and Standard Bank of South Africa [London] with numerous loose enclosures comprising in-letters and accounts.
Contains front index to tenants and estates, arranged in alphabetical order by initial letter of surname/placename only, tenants including Jordan, Lear, Long, Martin, Winch, Tassell and Wells.

Date: 1874-1895
Quantity: 1 volume/175ff.
Result number 2 - Please quote Reference: 05_DE_SERIES_0501_0750/DE0727 on request slip.

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Additional records of Sutton-at-Hone parish church and parish area, with some items of uncertain local provenance, formerly kept at Dartford Library, chiefly comprising Tithe apportionment alterations and certificates of redemption of rentcharge 1840-c.1900 (1 bundle), with:

Charity Commission and parish charity papers relating to Alms Houses (charities of Mrs. Catherine Wrott, Mr. Abraham Hill and Mrs. Frances Hill) comprising Charity Commission order 1863 and scheme 1865 (2 items);

loose accounts comprising vouchers, returned cheques and receipts for Sir Thomas Smythe’s Charity 1928-1929 (1 bundle);

faculty and covering letter from the Diocesan Registrar of Rochester to the vicar and churchwardens for a new oak holy table or altar in place of the existing oak table, with a temporary deal top, 1936 (2pp plus envelope);

hand-drawn plan of vicarage house and glebe lands surveyed by J. Gudsell, showing a diagrammatic representation of the church in elevation, and the vicarage garden, roads, names of adjoining landowners, with table giving key to numbered fields, names of occupiers and field quantities, scale of 80 poles to 5” (127mm), paper, annotated in pencil and ink; September 1818;

bromostat facsimile of hatchment by Reginald Phillips, carver to Lawrence Turner FRIBA of 39 Gough Street, London WC1, comprising royal achievement of arms granted by Martin Tallents Esq., carved from mahogany surrounded by an oak frame, reputedly the first representation in English history of the leek for Wales, exhibited in the Rochester Cathedral Crypt exhibition of 1954[?] and coloured and gilded by W.E. Jeffrey of 18 Melville Gardens, Palmers Green, London N13 (paraphrased from original in caption), 39 ½” x 42 ¼” (1005mm x 1050mm), paper;

three further items of unknown provenance, comprising stencil typescript specification for work to be done and materials to be used in the erection and completion of an Institute at Five Wents, Swanley for the Memorial Committee, 1921 (1 sheaf) and associated plans, elevations and sections of proposed memorial institute, Swanley by Stanley G. Pettman of Sidcup, scale 8’: 1”, starched linen, c.1921 (1 sheet); and lease [of lease and release, release missing], parties (i) William Elgar elder of Maidstone, grocer and wife Hannah, daughter of James Taylor formerly of Horton Kirby later of Kingsdown, gentleman, deceased (ii) Thomas Fry of Wrotham, yeoman, property called Great Brickhills and Little Brickhills (11 acres) and Stockham (3 acres) at Sandling in Boxley, Broomfields in Wilmington (8 acres), land in Dartford Salt Marsh (1 acre), Mays Land or Mans Land alias Chalk Orchard in Wilmington (2 acres), 6 acres in Darent Wood, Darenth including Coopers Sole or Mount, a hop-ground in Darenth and orchard called Styleway (4 acres) in Wilmington, 1798.

1818-1936

Call no.: P358 (additional)

Date: 1798-1936
Quantity: 2 bundles and 7 items/packets
Result number 3 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1024 on request slip.

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Additional records of Holy Trinity Parish Church, High Street, Dartford, comprising:

service register 1991-2004 (1 volume);
minutes of annual general and annual parochial meetings 1995-1999 (6 packets);
PCC attendance register 1962-1994 (1 volume);
printed notice of vestry meeting 1852 (1 item);
letters of sequestration 1984 (1 item);
PCC and incumbent’s correspondence 1985-1998, 1994-1997 and 2000 topics including West Window, Spilman Tomb and roof repairs (3 bundles);
colour photographs of east window with key March 1994 (1 packet);
bills of quantities for extension and refurbishment by Thomas Ford and Partners, Sydenham, London, chartered architects and Huntley Cartwright, Caterham, Surrey, chartered quantity surveyors, August 1995 (2 volumes);
Church of England Men’s Society (CEMS) certificate of registration of Dartford Church as a branch of CEMS 1962 (1p.);
intercessions books 1995-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999 and 2001-2002 (4 volumes);
photocopy of word processed statement by the vicar Rev. Martin Henwood BD about the re-ordering of the church 1994 (1.p);
statement by Thomas Ford and Partners, Sydenham, London, chartered architects and surveyors, on completion of repairs to Dartford Church c.1995 (1 sheaf);
correspondence with Thomas Ford and Partners, Sydenham, London, chartered architects about conversion of priest’s room, with drawing print-outs, 2000-2003 (1 folder);
drainage lay-out for new parish rooms and vestry, Covell Matthews and Partners, London, architects and planning consultants 1971 (1 sheet);
designs for church/Trinity Fare Café/parish centre noticeboard c.1995 (1p.);
colour photographs of the interior of Dartford Church pre-restoration, with contents page 1995 (1 bundle);
facsimile architectural drawings of Dartford Church, photocopies of articles pertaining and material published in celebration of local government in Dartford 1995, compiled c.1995 (1 bundle);
colour photographs of Dartford Church during restoration 1995 and black and white photographs of Dartford Church in 1962 (1 bundle);
colour photographs of church interior showing decay 1995 (1 packet);
correspondence about new boundary wall 2002 (1 packet);
correspondence with Mansell, Croydon, Surrey, contractor about final account for church re-ordering 1997-1998 (1 bundle);
photographs of gravestones revealed after flooding, 1968 (5 items);
typescript transcription of and notes on memorial inscription found at east end of church 1987 (1 sheaf);
MS notes on church records compiled c.1980s (1 bundle);
disbound leaves from scrapbook 1997-2000 (1 bundle);
photographs and captions illustrating the activities of the church family comprising bell ringers, communicants, Sunday School, after service coffee, lunch club, Trinity Tots nursery or play group and walking group, July 1995 (1 bundle);
Diocese of Rochester Thames Gateway Report compiled by Pauline Forrester, University of Greenwich, September 1999 (1 volume);
correspondence about Thames Gateway 1995-1999 (1 folder);
scrapbook containing newscuttings 1994-1997 (1 binder);
typescript history of Dartford Parish Church 1961 (1 bundle);
Dartford Town Centre draft townscape study and proposals, Moore, Piet and Brookes, Ealing, London, landscape architects, August 1994 (1 booklet);
application by parochial church council (PCC) to European Commission for financial assistance towards repair of Dartford Church, January 1995 (1 booklet);
correspondence about repair of church fabric, town planning and old church hall 1953-1971 with facsimile drawings of new west doors by J. Antony Lewis ARIBA, Crooms Hill, London 1965 (2 items);
leases, undertakings, condition reports and correspondence about use of church hall and yard 1914-1971 (1 folder);
correspondence about repairs to and insurance of church hall, Lowfield Street, Dartford 1947-1950 (1 folder);
correspondence about glebe land at Hawley Road, Wilmington, including site plans, [1786] 1887, 1962-1969 (1 folder);
correspondence about repairs to drainage to river 1984 (1 packet);
specifications for re-wiring the church 1935 by B. Wingfield Bowles and Partners, London SW1, consulting engineers (booklet, 2 copies);
mortgage and counterpart mortgage for drainage of vicarage under Gilbert’s Acts, 1897 (2 items with envelope);
site plan of vicarage 1897 (1 item, with envelope);
papers relating to dilapidations of vicarage and new vicarage 1954-1962 (3 packets);
typescript transcription of churchwardens’ account book 1642-1714, compiled by A. Cumberland, 1934 (1 volume);
annual church reports with accounts 1877, 1881 and 1886 (3 booklets);
fire insurance policy 1862 (1 item);
insurance policies 1983-1993 (1 packet);
typescript list of churchwardens 1720-1995, compiled c.1995 (1 sheaf);
institutions of clergy 1930-1969 and order in council regarding rural deaneries 1965 (1 packet);
typescript volume entitled monograph on the structural character of the walls and masonry of the church of the Holy Trinity, Dartford W.F. Bevis, 1943 (3 copies);
typescript monograph entitled An outline of the history of the parish church of Holy Trinity, Dartford G.H. Porteous, March 1963 (1 volume);
printed booklet entitled A guide to Dartford Parish Church of the Holy Trinity by G.H. Porteous, 1966 (1 booklet);
printed booklet entitled The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity, Dartford c.1960 (1 booklet);
printed book entitled Collection and abstract of all the material deeds, wills, leases and legal documents relating to the several donations and benefactions to the church and poor of the parish of Dartford, in Kent and of the ‘spittal alms-houses, etc. by John Landale, 1829, inscribed George Cann 1829, with covering letter from Rev. Canon P.C. Collins, Crayford to Rev. Canon R.B. Griffin, Dartford 1978 (1 volume and enclosures; with second copy);
printed booklet entitled The Report of the Committee upon the Dartford Charities 1860 (4 copies);
photocopies of typescript articles and on various aspects of Dartford history and biographical MS notes, 20th. Century (1 packet);
printed booklet entitled Dartford Parish Church of the Holy Trinity 900th. Anniversary Appeal 1980 (1 booklet);
newscutting reporting 900th. anniversary service 1980 (1 item);
carbon copy of typescript address by Dr. R.D. Say, Bishop of Rochester at service to mark 900th anniversary of building of church 1980 (1 sheaf);
printed book entitled Dartford Country: The Story of the Hundred of Axstane Geoff Porteous, 1985, inscribed by the author (1 volume);
visitors’ book for Trinity 2000 launch day 30 January 1993 (1 volume plus loose enclosures);
certificate of award of Andrus Award of Dartford Historical and Antiquarian Society to Dartford Church’s Trinity 2000 Committee for church restoration, 1996 (1p.);
organ tuner’s notebook 1975-1987 (1 volume);
word processed article entitled The organs of the parish church of the Holy Trinity, Dartford, Kent by D.R.S. Force BA c.1985 (1 sheaf);
varied printed matter about Dartford Church including organ recital programmes and stewardship campaign leaflets, 1980s (1 packet);
opinion of J. Scarlett, Temple, London on office of organist, 1828 with typescript transcription 20th. Century; MS notes on vestry meeting of 24 April 1848; photocopy of notes on the office of organist 1852 with typescript transcription 20th. Century (5pp.);
nave visitors’ book 1997-2000 (1 volume);
desk top published booklet entitled Faith in Their Voices (FIT) c.2001 (1 booklet);
printed brochure entitled FIT Voices: turning negatives into positives c.2001 (1 brochure);
booklet entitled Dartford Deanery’s Parishes: Partners in Mission: church members’ views of their parish life today and tomorrow by Dartford Deanery Synod 1978 (1 booklet);
stencil typescript booklet entitled Dartford Deanery: report by ad hoc committee appointed to make proposals for the future pattern of pastoral care within the deanery 1972 (1 booklet);
framed and mounted notice for holding a memorial service for Richard Trevithick, 23 April 1933 (1 item);
order of service for re-opening of church (2 pamphlets);
service sheets for special services 1972-1986 (1 packet);
orders of service, church guides and other printed matter of local relevance 1997-2001 (1 bundle);
typescript transcription of will of Richard Fielder [cf. Feilder] proved 1693/1694 and typescript notes on Fielder family (1 sheaf);
income and expenditure book for luncheon club 1991-2004 (1 booklet);
parish magazines 1994-2000 (7 packets);
parish magazines 1996-2001 (1 bundle);
parish magazines containing articles by Geoff Porteous 1969-1985 (4 items);
correspondence about memorial to Geoff Porteous 1987-1992 (1 packet);
parish magazine January 1880 (1 item);
bond for payment of £600 to Isabella Lingard of Bromley, spinster 1792 (1 item);
certificate as to marriage by banns of William Carter and Ann Briscoe of Dartford, 1824 (1 item);
photographs of amateur theatrical productions in church including William Shakespeare’s Henry V c.1967 (1 bundle and 1 packet);
programme, script and song sheet for World War Two musical production c.1995 (1 packet);
letters from local school children and printouts of digital photographs of a school visit 2003 (1 packet);
letters from and drawings by local school children 1997-1998 (1 packet);
photograph of dedication of new vicarage 1962 (1 item, mounted, with typescript notes);
medallion awarded to Elsie Gurney for learning the catechism 24 March 1910 (1 medallion with box);
list of names of recipients of charitable or poor relief [?] including members of the 52nd. and 24th. regiments 1815, found in void under floor of priest’s room 2002 [fragmentary, UFP];
MS notes pertaining to erection of flag staff 1932, found under flagpole during re-roofing of tower 2000 [fragmentary, UFP];
carbon typescript constitution of Friends of Holy Trinity Church, Dartford c.1970 and correspondence about Trinity 2000 Charity 2000-2001 (1 sheaf);
newscutting reporting memorial service for Diana, Princess of Wales and condolence cards left at church, 1997 (1 binder);
printed pamphlet entitled The Literary Churchman 16 August 1860 (1 item);
lease and associated papers relating to Health Centre adjacent to church, tenant Thameslink Healthcare Services, National Health Service Trust, 1997-1998 (1 packet);
photograph of Peter and Heather Vale on occasion of wedding reception and first use of Trinity Fare Café c.1995 with café brochure (2 items);
service sheets and orders of service for marriage services 1998-2000 (1 packet);
group photograph of parish clergy, Rev. K. Johnson, Rev. E. Holland, Rev. N. Collard and Rev. R. Griffin c.1967 (1 item);
printed programmes for mayoress of Dartford’s at home party 1999 and visit of HRH The Duke of Kent to Dartford Church 2000 (2 items);
newscuttings, pamphlet and colour photographs relating to flower festival 1994 (1 packet);
letters from Mrs. S. Jackson, Alms House, High Street, Greenhithe to incumbent, asking for marriage certificate, with envelope 1949 (3 items);
word-processed, MS and printed ephemera and electricity meter card 1874-2000 (1 bundle)


Date: [1642] 1792-2004
Quantity: 6 boxes
Result number 4 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1114 on request slip.

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Manuscript material of varying provenance transferred from Medway Library Service and the Guildhall Museum, Rochester via Local Studies, comprising:

scrapbook relative to history of Bredhurst and Bredhurst Church, compiled 1964-1968 and 1975 by L.A. Griffith of 152 Barnsole Road, Gillingham and later of 1 Aynsley Court, Wilbury Avenue, Hove, Sussex, member of Lower Medway Archaeological Research Group, to mark occasion of extension of parish of Bredhurst 1964-1965, containing letters received, ephemera, notes, drawings, newscuttings and facsimiles of documents held at Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, British Museum, London and Public Record Office, London, with copy of compiler’s booklet Bredhurst 1966
[Gillingham Library]
(1 volume with loose enclosures)

historical notes on and extracts from records of St. John’s Church of England School, New Road Avenue, Chatham, compiled c.1943 (1 notebook) [Chatham Library KD50.03StJ] (C/ES 85/5 (additional));

Medway Poor Law Union receipts for poor rates levied on Messrs. W. Boots and Co., 24 High Street, Chatham, carriers and naval baggage agents and Alfred G. Browning, Military Road, Chatham, jobmaster 1910 (2 items, paper);

Chatham Borough Council receipt for general district rate levied on Browning as above, 1910 (1 item, paper);

receipted bill from Co-operative Ideal Dairies Ltd., 181-187 High Street, Chatham, to Royal Naval Depot for laundry, 1939 (1 item, paper);

correspondence between Henry Smetham of Newton St. Loe, 78 Goddington Road, Strood and A.A. Arnold FSA of Cobhambury, Cobham, regarding Osterland, Stoke and mentioning Rev. F.J. Hammond of Allhallows and Rev. Canon Dr. Samuel Bickersteth of Canterbury Cathedral, 1926;
letter from H. Lambarde of Ash Rectory to A.A. Arnold asking for assistance in his nephew’s application for membership of the Society of Antiquaries c.1926;
4 items/paper(found in A.A. Arnold’s copy of William Lambarde’s Alphabetical Description of the Chief Places in England and Wales 1730 (local studies collection ref. QK942LAM))

list of members of the elocution class of Strood Working Men’s Club and Institute subscribing towards testimonial to Charles Roach Smith, their president, c.1900 (1 item/paper) [see also strood Institute elocution Class minute book (with loose enclosures) 1894-1902 (Call no.: DE53 (part)]);

Additional records of Christchurch Luton County Primary Junior Girls’ School comprising letters and circulars from J.L. Smith, Divisional Education Officer, Kent Education Committee, Fort Pitt House, New Road, Rochester to Mrs. J.S. Joyce, 18 Connaught Road, Chatham, school manager, 1956-1959 (1 bundle/11pp./items) (C/ES 85/11-);

Printed circular from C.S. Knight, mayor of Rochester on behalf of the local Civil Defence Services, HQ, King Edward Road, Rochester, to W.P.B. Goodfellow of 19 Brompton Lane, Strood, standing him down and stencil typescript circular from head warden to same concerning final parade, 1945 (2pp.) [Donated by the Faversham Society, Fleur de Lys Heritage Centre to the Guildhall Museum, Rochester and transferred to Local Studies 2004] (local studies ref. VF940.53ROC);

Receipted bills or vouchers of Wakeley Brothers (Rainham, Kent) Ltd., Wakeley Lane, Rainham, agricultural merchants, from their suppliers 1934-1936, 1950 (1 folder);

Franked or stamped, addressed envelopes apparently of no common origin and collected as having local relevance, five from Kentish Town, London NW to Madame Rose Wright, 20 Theobald Square, Rochester (one including a letter from a Mrs. Collins at 18 Wincanton Cottages, Sussex Road, Tonbridge and one from Ma and Pa) 1909-1910, one from Bulawayo, Rhodesia, to Mrs. C. Hobart, 36 Richard Street, Rochester 1940, two from Huddersfield, West Riding, Yorkshire to Mr. J.W. Newell, W.C. Holmes and Co.’s representative, C/o Gas Works, Gas House Road, Rochester 1936, one to P.P. Roome, Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Officer, ARP HQ, Maidstone Road, Rochester 1940, one to Mr. D. Albury, Air Ministry Technical Costs Officer, Messrs. Short Brothers, Airport Works, Rochester 1940 and one from Fr. de Winne, Horsemeat Salesman, Kloosterstreet, 55, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium to Mr. R. Hook, horse slaughterer, 220 Chatham Hill, Chatham 1936
13 items

apprenticeship indenture of Cyril Valentine Hayzelden of Deramore, Palmerston Road, Chatham, to Short Brothers (Rochester and Bedford) Ltd., Seaplane Works, Rochester, [aeronautical engineers] (2 items, paper) 1930;

Christmas card from the Royal Aero Club, London W1, illustrated with a photograph of Horace Short, Orville Wright, Oswald Short, Wilbur Wright and Eustace Short at the Aero Club Flying Ground, Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey, marking the 50th. anniversary of powered flight, 1953, sent by Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Short (1 item) [Guildhall Museum dep. no. 1292 1984];

Printed booklet entitled A Royal Visit: A Souvenir of the Visit of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the Works of Short Brothers (Rochester and Bedford) Ltd., Rochester by Griffith Brewer, 1939 (1 booklet) [Guildhall Museum gift dep. 632 1976];

Stencil typescript press release issued by Directorate of Public Relations, Ministry of Aircraft Production, Millbank, London SW1 supplying description and attributes of Shorts’ Shetland flying boat, 17 May 1945 (2pp., foolscap);

Typescript and stencil typescript reports, minutes, printed pamphlets, flyers and correspondence of the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU) side in Medway Divisional Joint Production Consultative and Advisory Committee meetings with management of Short Brothers, Seaplane Works, Rochester, kept by a Mr. Dickenson of the Engineers’ Department, pertaining to industrial relations, closure of works and transfer of operations to Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland 1938-1947 (2 folders) [Guildhall Museum gift deps. 1257 and 1273];

Facsimile plan of Shorts’ Seaplane Works, Willis Avenue, Rochester, showing factory shops, foreshore and deep air raid shelters, c.1942 (1 item, paper);

C.S. Knight, mayor of Rochester’s copy of itinerary for royal visit to Shorts’ Seaplane Works, Willis Avenue, Rochester, with site plans, 1939 (1 folder);

Greetings card bearing colour print of Kenneth Denton’s painting of a Short Brothers’ C Class Empire Canopus flying boat over Rochester 1936, signed by the artist, c.1990 (1 item, paper);

Stencil typescript Short Brothers’ aircraft type and data list 1908-1951 (1 sheaf/6pp.);

Plan of graveyard, High Halstow parish church, compiled by Sarah Cook, Susan Hackett, Tracey Horne and Kathryn Worthen, 1977-1978 (1 roll/83 1/2” x 58” (2120mm x 1479mm)) (call number P167 (additional)) [see also DE83]

Narrative, progress sheets, notes, photographs and facsimile sectional drawing pertaining to renewal of No.2 Rotary Kiln, Cliffe Cement Worls, Alpha Cement Ltd. Cliffe, 1950 (1 folder)

File updated by Borough Archivist 16 March 2006


Date: c.1900-c.1990
Quantity: 1 box, 1 roll
Result number 5 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1198 on request slip.

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Genealogical and family history research files by Molly Hurford-Jones on Batey, Reeby, Pound and other families comprising:

Article on Molly Hurford-Jones’  evacuation to South Wales from Kent and her obituary d.2004 (1 display folder)

Research on Reeby family history including copies of certificates (1 ring file)

Family history research files on Batey and Reeby families including certificates and photographs (2 display folders)

Photographs and memorabilia (2 photograph albums)

 

Postcards 1906 – 1997 (1 scrapbook)

 Total 7 items

Date: 1906 - 2004
Quantity: 1 box/7 items
Result number 6 - Please quote Reference: 06_DE_SERIES_0751_1000/DE0775 on request slip.

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Records of the The United Church (United Reformed and Methodist), (Medway District, United Reformed Church), High Street, Snodland 1976-1982, formerly The Congregational Church and previously The Independent Church (Congregational or Independent Dissenters), comprising:

The Congregational Church

minute and memorandum book of the Independents 1836-1920 (1 volume);
minute books 1920-1948, 1948-1959, 1959-1968 and 1968-1970 (4 volumes);
duplicate baptisms 1883-1907 (1 volume);
Women's Adult School minute book 1907-1911 (1 volume);
deacons' minute books 1894-1911, 1934-1945 and 1950-1966;
roll of church members 1949-1982 (1 volume) [i.e. Congregational Church and United Church combined];
account books 1906-1925, 1926-1934 and 1966-1973 (3 volumes);
annual statements of accounts 1935-1952 (1 volume);
loose accounts comprising vouchers, bills and receipts 1947-1952 and 1952-1956 (2 folders);
Miss R.M. Fletcher, secretary and treasurer's correspondence file, pertaining mainly to trusteeship matters, with Nativity Play script, 1936-1948 (1 folder);
Frank R. Mabbott, secretary and treasurer's correspondence file, pertaining to repair of fabric, finances, ministry or pastorate and War Damage, 1947-1949 (1 folder);
Frank R. Mabbott, secretary and treasurer's correspondence file, pertaining to reconstruction, the manse, outings and finances 1949-1951 (1 folder);
Frank R. Mabbott, secretary and treasurer's correspondence file, pertaining to systematic prayer, the manse and pastoral matters 1951-1953 (1 folder);
Frank R. Mabbott, secretary and treasurer's correspondence file, pertaining to Civil Defence, lay preachers, service arrangements and pastoral matters 1953-1956 (1 folder);
Frank R. Mabbott, secretary and treasurer's correspondence file, pertaining to lay preachers' plans, finances and fund raising, hymn choosing and pastoral matters 1955-1957 (1 folder);
Frank R. Mabbott, secretary and treasurer's correspondence file, pertaining to insurance, fund raising, pastoral matters and lay preachers, including printed booklet order of service for thanksgiving for commemorating the tercentenary of the Great Ejection from the Church of England 1662-1962, Winter Gardens, Margate (1 folder);
facsimile and original architects' drawings and associated correspondence pertaining to rebuilding work 1964-1978 with other papers pertaining to sharing agreement between Congregational and Methodist churches locally 1977 (1 folder);
minutes of joint meetings of deacons of Snodland, Rainham and Hempstead Congregational churches (1953-1954), notes of marriages performed at Snodland (1921-1925), loose accounts, account books, insurances and extracts from the trust deed, c.1900-c.1960 (1 folder);
papers pertaining to the reinstatement of War Damage sustained by the church and manse including estimates and schedules, the welcoming home of demobilised service personnel, letting of the manse, and question sheets and checkpoint list for motor car treasure hunt around Kent, taking in Goudhurst, Tovil and the A229 area (c.1963), c.1938-c.1963 (1 folder);
blank membership, Sunday School and attendance cards with printed booklets and pamphlets pertaining to church membership and Kent Congregational Association and the Congregational Churches of England and Wales policies and activities c.1931-c.1966 (1 folder);
minutes and agenda papers of combined or United Congregational and Methodist clergy and members, correspondence and draft constitution pertaining to amalgamation of Snodland Congregational and Methodist churches 1967-1977 (1 folder).

Call no.: N/URC/342

Date: 1836-1982
Quantity: As above
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Additional records of United Benefice and Parish of High Halstow with Allhallows and Hoo St. Mary and constituent or former parishes and churches, comprising:

Unknown provenance (P167)

Baptism certificate booklet 1933-1945 (1 booklet);
Printed work entitled An Historical, Critical, Geographical, Chronological and Etymological Dictionary of the Holy Bible by Rev. Father Dom Augustin Calmet, Abbot of Senones, Vosges, France and translated by Samuel D’Oyly MA, vicar of St. Nicholas, Rochester and John Colson MA FRS, vicar of Chalk, 1732 (3 volumes, folio) (volume iii inscribed by George Owen, Cambridge);

United Benefice and Parish of High Halstow with Allhallows and Hoo St. Mary (P167)

Loose Parochial Church Council (PCC) minutes 1996-1999, 1998-2001 (1 bundle, 1 folder);
Word processed booklet entitled The Strood Deanery: Social and Spiritual Changes 1950-2001 by Gillian Ellen, Reader, illustrated with colour photographs, January 2002 (1 booklet);
Electoral roll c.1985 (1 folder);
Correspondence with funeral directors or undertakers with funeral arrangements confirmation forms 1985-1987 (1 packet);
Correspondence with Bank of England, New Change, London and others about Witherston Charity, with loose accounts, 1878-1988 (1 packet);
Correspondence, schedules and loose accounts pertaining to Labat Legacy, Hoo St. Mary 1990-1991 (1 folder);
Pastoral Scheme, Judgment and associated papers concerning amalgamation of parishes 1976-1986 (1 bundle);
Millennium Agape Meal commemorative booklet and Christmas cards with photographs, 2000 (1 bundle);
Photograph albums illustrating parish social life, annual events at Allhallows Holiday Camp, Sunday School, bell-ringing, prayer meetings and events around the parish c.1980 x c.1994 (2 volumes and 1 packet)

High Halstow (and High Halstow with Hoo St. Mary) (P167)

Income and expenditure book including offering for victims of Aberfan disaster, Glamorgan, Wales (1966), 1966-1979 (1 volume);
Account book 1937-1957 (1 volume);
Electoral roll 1933-1953 (1 volume);
Correspondence, schedules, trustees’ minutes, lists of recipients and loose accounts pertaining to John Cromp’s Charity, Red Dog Inn and Dog Field, High Halstow 1877-1988 (1 folder);
Correspondence with Robert Slater and Son of 59 Epping New Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, organ builders, H.H. Browne and Sons Ltd., Church Lane, St. Mildred’s, Canterbury, organ builders and others about organ repairs 1970-1975 (1 bundle);
Strood Deanery Synod report on youth activity March 1974 (1 sheaf);
Third quinquennial inspection report by Pamela M. Cunnington ARIBA, 59 Great Ormond Street London WC1, chartered architect, 1969 (1 item);
Minutes, reports and accounts of High Halstow Relief in Need Charity 1990-2001 (1 sheaf);
Electoral rolls, lists of senior citizens and associated papers 1970-1975 (1 bundle);
Photograph (reproduction of print) of portrait in oils of John Reginald harmer, bishop of Rochester c.1925 (1 item, mounted on card);
Correspondence and circulars pertaining to faculties, parish share and movable assets, with some PCC loose accounts, 1964-1975 (1 bundle);
Notice of intention to institute Rev. Stanley Guest Davison to benefice of High Halstow with Hoo St. Mary, 1962 (1p.);
Church of England, diocesan and local parish printed guidance literature on mission, marriage, outreach, worship and doctrine 1974-1983 (1 bundle);
Correspondence about chalice (1883), stipends and quinquennial inspection with PCC loose accounts (1977-1980), 1883-1980 (1 bundle);
General correspondence and correspondence about bell restoration fund, Walk of 1000 Men and lay ministry, etc., 1977-1999 (1 bundle);

Hoo St. Mary (P189)

Printed book entitled Hymns Ancient and Modern c.1940 (1 volume);
Account book, Blanket Charity 1962-1984 (1 volume);
Account book, Burt and White’s Charities 1949-1979 (1 volume);

Allhallows’ (All Saints’) (P188)

Service register 1972-1999 (1 volume);
Visitors’ book 1966-1989 (1 volume);
Monumental inscriptions in church and churchyard, compiled 1946 (8pp.);
Christmas card from members of Allhallows Pathfinders to the PCC c.1985 (2 items);
Citations from Diocesan Registry to PCC in respect of installation of sanctuary lamp 1979 (4pp.);


Date: 1732-2001
Quantity: 4 1/2 boxes
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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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Additional records of the Parish of South Gillingham (P153I) including Bredhurst Church (P44).

St Matthew's Church (formerly parish church), Drewery Drive, Wigmore P153I

Register of Service 1988-1995.

Signed Parochial Church Council (PCC) minutes 1988-1989 (1 bundle)

Marriage Licences  1983-1987 (7 items).

Special Licence 1982 (1 item).

Amendment to Marriage Register by the Office for National Statistics 1996 (1 folder).

Institution, consecration and Licencing service sheets for churches in the Parish 1998-1999 (1 folder).

PCC minutes 1997 – 1998.

PCC Minutes for South Gillingham 1999-2000 (2 bundles)

Additional records of All Saints' Church, Hempstead Road, Hempstead. P153J

comprising;

Register of Services 1983-1999.

DCC minutes 1989-1996, 1996-1998 (2 bundles).

Minutes of the Bredhurst Church Committee Meeting 1975 – 1985.

DCC Minutes, correspondence and accounts, 1985 – 1992.

Copy of Parish profiles, post 1995.

Additional records of the St Peter's Church (formerly parish church), Hurstwood Road, Bredhurst P044

comprising:

Church profile and documents relating to the appointment of Team Rector 1996. Documents relating to supply of water to the Church 1994-1996 (1 bundle)

Boiler house and Church plans (to scale) 1971 (1 bundle).

Correspondence file relating to repairs and faculties 1963-1975

Faculty for improved heating system 1997 with plan and related correspondence.

File of documents relating to reorganisation of South Gillingham parish, 1971-1972.

Parish guides various dates, 20th Century.

Wayleave consents (electricity supply) for Village Hall and Hurstwood Road 1949-1951.

Inventory 1941.

Monochrome prints of Church pre 1840 and post 1840 with folder of copies.Envelope of various photographs of Church and events.

Bundle of documents relating to Parish Church, includes:

Photographs of Waacs, St John’s Ambulance Brigade and Women’s Royal Naval Service 1914-1918.

Queen Anne’s Bounty 1953.

Service sheets for dedication of Memorial Tablet 1952 (3 items).

Commemoration Service for King George VI 1952.

Marriage Licences 1917-1953 (10 items).

Removal order for Elizabeth Rayfield 1852. Letters from Isaac Winch to Mr Finch 1913 (2 items).

Letter to the Rev. Phillips from N Glover 1909.

Receipts for drawing Letters of Sequestration 1943.

Parish meeting notes and Church accounts 1942.

Letters from A Collett to Rev Phillips 1908-1909.

Counterpart mortgage 1971.

Notice regarding disendowing of the Church in Wales 1913.

Letter regarding water supply 1919.

Faculty for stained glass window 1914.

Memorandum of reading 1938.

Bredhurst School Penny Bank book 1917-1933.

Union of Benefices Measure transferring Bredhurst to the Diocese of Rochester 1938.

Notice of objection to Hollingbourne Union Valuation List 1913.

Roll of Honour of those on active service 1939-45.

Cash book 1931-1940.

Income sheet for 1925.

Letter from Keeper of MSS, British Museum, London 1943.

Faculty notice 1920 for War Memorial.

Sequestration Notice and Benefices Act notice for the Reverend Gower-Smith 1943.

Overseas balance sheets 1910-1912.

PCC income sheets 1946.

Letter from H Maxwell Spooner regarding Boundary Changes 1913.

Miscellaneous notes for Vicar 1943 and handwritten notes 1917.

 

Banns Certificate Book 1939 – 1970 [not complete].

Monochrome print of Lidsing Chapel by Schnebblie.

Photograph of the old Vicarage, 19th century. Bundle of documents relating to survey of Rights of Way 1951-2.

Photographs of altar (2 items). Negative of “A Kentish Scene” by Alan Stokes.

Bundle of documents relating to Village Hall 1967 – 1995.

Framed sketch possibly of old font before renovation of church. Documents relating to Bredhurst School 1903-1954 (1 bundle).

School Hall letting charges, 1955.

Insurance policies 1936-1938 (1 bundle).

Correspondence relating to World War 2 incidents in the parish, 1998.

Printed pencil sketches of church before and after restoration and monochrome photographs of the church (20th century).

Documents relating to the New Vicarage, Fir Tree Grove, (includes scale plans) 1966-1968.

Assignment, plans and correspondence for Village Hall, 1962-1968.

Envelope containing miscellaneous maps and plans of the parish (1 bundle)

Plan and correspondence for Electricity sub station, 1965 –1968 (1 bundle).

Organ correspondence 1963-1968 (1 bundle).

Correspondence file relating to the old Chapel at Lidsing and ownership of land, 1966-1981 (1 bundle).

Handwritten Burial registers for the new Churchyard, 1975-1995 (2 volumes).

Handwritten notes on the history of the parish by Rev D. P. McClenaghan, (Vicar of Bredhurst 1937-1943) written in 1938-1939, annotated by Suresh Khanna, Churchwarden 2002 (1 volume).

File updated by Borough Archivist 19 February 2008


Date: C20th
Quantity: 6 Boxes
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Records pertaining to career of Herbert George Terry of Rochester, plumber, comprising:

apprenticeship indenture between Terry and Messrs. J.W. Leech and Sons Ltd. of 47 King Street, Rochester, builders, witnessed by Leonard H. Bell, clerk of Watts' Charity, 10 September 1934 with envelope (2 items, paper);
note of introduction of H.G. Terry to a Mr. Robinson of Canowindra, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, from D. Howard of the British Centre, Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW, giving time of train from Central Station, Sydney (1 item, card);
pamphlet entitled welcome to British servicemen by Canowindra and district citizens 1st Sept 1945 to 10th Sept. 1945, containing programme of social and sporting events laid on by the Country Women's Association, Canowindra Tennis Club and others, entertainments including bowls, football, tennis, a ball, party and cinema films including Double Indemnity; published by the Canowindra Chamber of Commerce, illustrated with photograph of scene in Canowindra accompanied by notes on the area's economy; tied with red, white and blue silk ribbon (1 item, paper);
medal ribbons sewn into one strip for wear, comprising 1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal and War Medal 1939-1945, with off-cuts for all except the fourth, with printed explanatory leaflet (5 fabric items, 1 paper item).

Date: 1934-1945
Quantity: As above
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Medway Council, modern records transfers: records transferred from departments of the newly created unitary authority chiefly comprising records of the former Gillingham Borough Council.

Records transferred by Health Promotion Officer, Health and Environmental Strategy Team, Community and Environment Department, Medway Council comprising printed booklet entitled Census of England and Wales 1901: County of Kent area, houses and population, formerly used by Gillingham Borough Council

Call no.: GBC

Date: 1902
Quantity: 1 item
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Records of the Dean and Chapter of Rochester: historical information pertaining

List of the Deans of Rochester

1533 Walter Phillips [cf. Philippes, Philips, Phyllyppes, Phylyppes, Phylippes, Phillippes, Philyppes, Philypes], 18 June; last prior and first dean; died 1570
1570 Edmund Freake [cf. Freke], 10 April; bishop of Rochester 9 May 1571
1574 Thomas Willoughby [cf. Wollowbie, Willobie, Wilughby, Willowghby, Willowghbye, Willoughbie], 23 June; died 19 August 1585
1585 John Coldwell, 7 January; bishop of Salisbury [Wiltshire], 26 December 1591
1592 Thomas Blague 1 February; died October 1611
1611 Richard Milbourne 11 December; bishop of St. David’s [Pembroke, Wales] 9 July 1615
1615 Robert Scott 13 July; died December 1620
1620 Godfrey Goodman 6 January; bishop of Gloucester [Gloucestershire] 6 March 1624
1624 Walter Bancanqual [cf. Balcanqual] 12 March; dean of Durham 1638
1638 Henry King 6 February; bishop of Chichester [Sussex] 16 February 1641
1641 Thomas Turner 26 February; dean of Canterbury 1643
1660 Benjamin Laney 24 July; bishop of Peterborough [Northamptonshire], same year
1660 Nathaniel Hardy 10 December; died 1 June 1670
1670 Peter Mew, bishop of Bath and Wells [Somerset] 1672
1673 Thomas Lamplugh 6 March; bishop of Exeter [Devon] 12 November 1676
1676 John Castillion 15 November; died 21 October 1688
1689 Henry Ullock; died 20 June 1706
1706 Samuel Pratt [cf. Prat]; died 14 November 1723
1724 Nicholas Clagett 4 January; bishop of St. David’s, [Pembroke, Wales] January 1731
1731 Thomas Herring; bishop of Bangor [Carnarvon, Wales] 1737
1743 William Bernard; bishop of Raphoe [Donegal, Ireland] 1744
1744 John Newcombe; died 10 March 1765
1765 William Markham, dean of Christchurch [Oxford, Oxfordshire] 1767
1775 Thomas Thurlow 8 November; bishop of Lincoln [Lincolnshire] 1779
1782 Thomas Dampier; bishop of Rochester 1802
1802 Samuel Goodenough; bishop of Carlisle [Cumberland] 1808
1808 William Beaumont Busby 15 March
1820 Robert Stevens 17 October
1870 Thomas Dale 23 February; died 14 May 1870;
1870 Robert Scott 16 June
1887 Samuel Reynolds Hole 31 December; died 1904
1905 Ernald Lane
1913 John Storrs
1928 Reginald Thomas Talbot
1932 Francis Underhill
1937 Ernest Morell Blackie
1943 Thomas Crick
1959 Robert William Stannard
1966 Stanley Woodley Betts
1978 John Robert Arnold
1990 Edward Frank Shotter

Sources:
Haydn’s Book of Dignities 1894, reprinted 1969
Rochester Diocesan Directories
Kelly’s Directories

File updated by Borough Archivist, Medway Council 31 July 2001.

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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Dotation Charter of King Henry VIII

The manors of Denton, Darenth, Southfleet, Frindsbury, Wouldham, Stoke, Shawstead [cf. Sharsted], Lidsing [cf. Lydsing] and Settington in Gillingham, Thurnham, Hawkins [cf. Hankins, Hawkins] in Strood, Wilmington, Ulcombe, Chart Sutton, Lamberhurst, Marden, Brishing [cf. Brishings alias Brushings alias Badmonden] in Horsmonden, Horsmonden, Maidstone, Chatham, Rodmersham and Bearsted together with all their manorial rights and privileges and all their lands, tenements, rents, premises, tithes, portions, pensions, services and other possessions.

The manors, demesnes, messuages, buildings, lands, tenements, rents, reversions, services, glebe, barns, meadows, pasture, feedings, woods, underwood, knights fees, escheats, reliefs, wards, merchets, heriots, commins, waste, fields, heath, tithes, oblations, obventions, pensions, portions, profits, possessions and hereditaments in the villages, fields, parishes and hamlets of:- Denton, Darenth, Southfleet, Cuxton, Frindsbury, [High] Halstow, Wouldham, Strood, Cliffe with Higham, Stoke, Grain, Newhithe [cf. New Hythe] in East Malling, Shawstead [cf. Sharsted], Lidsing [cf. Lydsing] and Settington in Gillingham, Chatham, Borstal and Cookham Hill in St. Margaret, Rochester, Bearsted, Wickham in Cuxton, Cooling, Thurnham, Aylesford, Halling, Wilmington and Dartford.

All the properties held by the former dissolved priory of Leeds in:- Ulcombe, Sutton Valence, Chart Sutton, Yalding, Lamberhurst, Goudhurst, Marden, Brishing [ alias Brishings alias Brushings alias Badmonden] in Horsmonden, Horsmonden, Maidstone, West Farleigh, Barming, Chatham, Stockbury, Sittingbourne, Bapchild, Rodmersham, Otterden, Ospringe, Southfleet, Badlesmere, Bearsted, Hurstfield in Marden, New Romney, Bilsington, Langley, Otham, Addington, Thurnham, Harrietsham, Bredgar, Frinsted, Newnham, Buckland in Woodnesborough, Boxley, Bignor, Rolvenden, Lossenham in Newenden, Canon Court [cf. Cannons Court] in Wateringbury, Badmonden in Horsmonden, and the Isle of Grain.

The site of the former dissolved Hospital of Strood [cf. Newark] with the dovecote garden and appurtenances in the parishes of St. Clement, St. Margaret and St. Nicholas, Rochester, in the suburbs of Rochester, Kent and in the parishes of St. George, Botolph Lane and St. Brides, Fleet Street [London].

Houses, lands, buildings, wharves and appurtenances in Maidstone, Kent and Walbrook, London, properties of the former dissolved priory of Leeds.

The churches of St. Werburgh, Hoo, All Hallows, Hoo, Hartlip, St. Margaret, Rochester, Sutton at Hone with Wilmington chapel, Rolvenden, Strood, Aylesford with St. Blaise chapel in West Malling, Halling, Haddenham, Cuddington and Kingsey in Buckinghamshire, Boxley, East Sutton, Sutton Valence, Chart Sutton, Lamberhurst, Goudhurst, Wateringbury, West Farleigh, Chatham, Stockbury, Woodnesborough, Bearsted, Boughton Monchelsea, Aylesford, West Peckham, and Leatherhead in Surrey together with all their manorial rights and privileges, and all their lands, tithes, rents, services and other possessions.

Portions of tithe of Wickham in Cuxton, Elham, Thorne, Chalk, Cobham, Malmains in Stoke, Great Oakleigh manor in Higham; Upberry [cf. Upbury] Court in Gillingham, St. Mary Hoo [cf. Hoo St. Mary], Temple manor in Strood, Yaldham in Wrotham, Chislehurst, Dodingdale, Boughton Malherbe, Harrietsham, Henhurst in Cobham and Lenham.

The tithes of grain, wool and hay from all the lands called Vintners in Bearsted, and Wincheap Street near Canterbury and from St. Giles in the Isle of Thanet.

Rents from churches:- [High] Halstow 6s.8d., St. Mary Hoo 6s.8d., St. Nicholas, Rochester 40s., Rotherfield 26s.8d., Dartford £6.13s.4d., Chislehurst 6s.8d., Woolwich 7s., Cooling 6s.8d., Addington 5s., Sturmouth 10s., Norton 10s., Kingsown 6s.8d., Teston 21s., Crundale 25s., Ham 20s., Yalding 20s., Chillenden 8s., Ditton 2s., and Barming 2s.

Advowson, nomination, donation, presentation, collation, free disposition and right of patronage to the churches of St. Werburgh, Hoo, [cf. Hoo St. Werburgh] All Hallows [cf. Allhallows], Hoo, Hartlip, St. Margaret, Rochester, Sutton at Hone, Rolvenden, Strood, Aylesford, Halling, Boxley, East Sutton, Sutton Valence, Chart Sutton, Lamberhurst, Goudhurst, Wateringbury, West Farleigh, Chatham, Stockbury, Woodnesborough, Bearsted, Boughton Monchelsea, Ashford, and West Peckham and all other churches which formerly belonged to the priories of Rochester and Leeds, and to Boxley Abbey.

The Dean and Prebendaries shall pay a yearly rent of £115 to be rendered to the Court of Augmentations at Michaelmas, and were to be forever exempt from the payment of first fruits, reventions and other taxes normally paid to the Crown except the annual rent of £115. They were to have right of entry and exit for the collection of their rents, and real possession of all their property. Walter Philippes [cf. Phillips], the Dean and Hugh Aprice, Doctor of Laws, John Wildbore [cf. Wilbor, Wilbore, Wylbore, Wybore, Wylbor, Wybarnes, Wybarn, Wyrbarne, Wyborn, Wyborne, Wybor, Wybon, Wiborne, Wibarn], clerk, Robert Johnson, clerk, John Symkyns, clerk, Robert Salisburye [cf. Salisbury] STB, and Richard Engest STB, the six prebendaries and all their successors were generally and, as far as the present Dean and prebendaries were concerned, severally and individually pardoned by name for all arrears of money owed to the Crown in the way of first fruits, reventions and profits from manors, lands, tenements and other premises excepting the annual rent of £115.

They were also to pay the following pensions and wages:-

Pensions

Vicar of Bearsted 40s
Vicar of Boughton Monchelsea 40s
Vicar of Chart Sutton 40s Vicar of Darenth £4 Vicar of West Farleigh and Barming 66s 8d Vicar of Goudhurst 12s Vicar of Halling £15 10s Vicar of Hartlip 66s 8d Vicar of Allhallows, Hoo 13s 4d Archdeacon of Rochester for procurations 15s Vicar of St. Werburgh, Hoo [cf. Hoo St. Werburgh] 13s 4d Archdeacon of Canterbury for procurations 7s 6d Vicar of Lamberhurst 12s Vicar of St. Margaret, Rochester £15 6s 8d Archbishop of Canterbury for tithes there 26s 8d Archbishop of Canterbury for procurations 11s 8d Vicar of Sutton Valence 53s Bishop of Winchester from the issues of Leatherhead rectory 13s 4d Archdeacon of Canterbury for procurations 11d 8d Archdeacon of Rochester for procurations 38s 6d

Wages

Bailiff of Frindsbury 40s Bailiff of Rochester City and Strood 40s Bailiff of Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] 13s 4d Bailiff of Stoke and Denton 40s Bailiff of Wouldham 10s Curate of Strood £8

The King at Westminster 20 June 1541.

Endorsement

Irrlulatur in Memorandis Scaccarii de Anno tricesimo quarto Regis Henrici Octavi videlicet inter Recorda de Termino Sancti Michaelmis Rotulo+ Ex. parte Rememoratis Thesaurarii .

+ Footnote cut off at foot of office copy of list.

The seal has disappeared. It was originally attached to the document by a broad tag threaded through all three membranes of the charter. The tag appears to have been cut through.

The initial letter H in the Henricus is enlarged to 5 x 4 inches and is composed of interlacing penwork and decorated with conventional foliage. Inside the initial letter is a pen portrait of the King crowned and seated on this throne holding in his right hand the septre and in his left hand the orb. Over all is written VIVAT REX. The initial letters O in Octavus, D in Dei, A in Anglie, F in Francie, R in Rex, F in Fodeo and D in Dominus along the top line are all enlarged and composed of the same interlacing penwork and decorated with conventional foliage. From left to right above the king's style are pen drawings of seven symbols connected with the king and charter. These are:-

1. The garter ribbon bearing the legend HONY SOYT QUI MAL 'Y PENSE surrounding the cross of St. George.
2. A lion rampart guardant crowned and holding erect a banner with a fleur-de-lis for France.
3. A tudor rose surmounted by a crown.
4. A dragon rampant for Wales holding erect a banner with a cross.
5. A fleur-de-lis.
6. A portcullis, the emblem of the City of Westminster
7. A rayed sun surrounding the three ostrich plumes of the Prince of Wales encircled by a crown on either side of which are the initials EP for Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VI. Underneath is the motto ICH DIEN.

The whole is uncoloured.

In the margins of the second and third membranes there are various annotations and hands drawn in pointing to particular points in the text. In most cases, owing to the extreme length of some of the lines, it is not at all clear to which point reference was being made.

File updated by Borough Archivist, Medway Council 21 June 2001.

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The Red Book: volume 3

Addresses, loyal:

to King George III on the death of Frederick, Duke of York 1827, 316-317;
to King William IV on the death of George IV 1830, 380;
to Queen Victoria on the death of King William IV 1837, 389;
to Queen Victoria on her marriage to Prince Albert 1840, 390;
to Queen Victoria on her escape from an attempted assassination [on Constitution Hill, London] 1840, 391;
to Queen Victoria on the birth of Victoria, Princess Royal 1840, 391;
to Victoria on the birth of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales 1841, 394;
to Prince Albert on the same, 395; to Victoria, Duchess of Kent on the Queen, her daughter's escape and the birth to her of a son and daughter 1841, 396;
to Queen Victoria on her escape from an attempted assassination 1842, 397;
to Prince Albert on the same, 397.

Archdeacons, institutions of: John Law 1767, 48; Walker King 1827, 342-343; writ of mandamus from the King's Bench decreeing that it was henceforth unnecessary to install an archdeacon as prebendary since being archdeacon made him ipso facto a prebendary, 373-377.
St. Asaph and Bangor: petition against the union of the sees 1842, 403-404.
Bishops, elections of: Zachary Pearce 1756, 1-19; John Thomas 1776, 68-92; Samuel Horsley 1793, 146-169; Thomas Dampier 1802, 196-217; Walker King 1809, 248-278; Hugh Percy 1827, 321-341; George Murray 1827, 348-363; expenses of, 46.

Deans, installations of: William Markham 1765, 40-41; Benjamin Newcome 1767, 52-55; Thomas Thurlow 1775, 95-98; Richard Cust 1779, 103-105; Thomas Dampier 1782, 111-115; Samuel Goodenough 1802, 219-220; William Beaumont Busby 1808, 245-248; Robert Scott 1820, 301-303; expenses of, 47.
King George III: proceedings of 50th anniversary of accession of, 1809, 273-274.
Haddenham, Cuddington and Kingsey, Buckinghamshire: petition to the Bishop of Lincoln, patron of the livings, that they be united into one parish as they have all three been served by one man since 1748, [1761], 37.
Law, John, Archdeacon of Rochester: address of thanks to, both as Treasurer and Receiver General on his management of the Cathedral revenues, and his reply on his resignation from those offices 1825, 307-308; memorial on the death of, after holding the office of Archdeacon for almost sixty years 1767-1827, 317.
Library: memorandum on money for the purchase of books, 59.
London, Fleet ditch: Licence granted to the Mayor and Commonalty of London to build on land, held there by the Dean and Chapter before the expiry of the Chapter's lease, in the construction of Blackfriars Bridge 1787, 131-138.
Patronage: right of options: 45, 60; cycle of presentations made 1812-1824, 284; 292; options for the schoolmaster and minor Canons 1827, 345.

Prebendaries, installations of: Chardin Musgrave 1757, 20-21; Charles Coldcall 1760, 31-33; James Andrew 1765, 42-44; John Law 1767, 49-51; John Clark 1768, 56-57; Henry Reginald Courtenay 1773, 61, 63-64*; Robert Pye 1774, 65-67; Peter Pinnell 1774, 92-95; Charles Tarrant 1776, 99, 101-102; John Eveleigh 1781, 110-111; Henry Reginald Courtenay 1783, 116-117; Thomas Hey 1788, 139-141; Thomas Willis 1791, 145-148; William Henry Cooper 1793, 170-172; Hon. Jacob Marsham 1797, 187-190; John Chappel Woodhouse 1797, 190-193; Robert Footer 1798, 193-196; George Woodhouse 1797, 190-193; Robert Footer 1789, 193-196; George Strahan 1805, 230-233; Hon. Frederick Hotham 1807, 242-244; Edward Coplestone 1815, 290-192; Matthew Irving 1824, 303-306; William Frederick Baylay 1827, 318-321; John Griffith 1827, 345-348; Edward Hawkins 1828, 363-365; Robert William Shaw (honorary) 1851, 465-467; Thomas Robinson 1854, 467-471; refusal to administer oath to Walker King already instituted and inducted into the Archdeaconry 1827, without his being installed as a prebendary 1832, 373-375; oath administered to same 1832, 375-376; lawsuits concerning prebendaries: case, and Mr. Dampier's opinion on the Rev. W.F. Baylay's title to his share of fines of which division was made among the prebendaries 1831-1832, 377-379**; William Henry Cooper inhibited by the bishop from holding his prebendal stall because he had criminal conversation with the wife of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Cadogan and had been found guilty and fined 1794, 172-174, 185-186.
* Resigned.
** Mr. Baylay's appointment was declared void in the Court of King's Bench 1831, and difficulties arose, because at the time of the division he was still legally a prebendary.

Presentations:

Ashford: James Bond 1774, 67;
Boxley: John Benson 1780, 109-110.
Procurators: chapter: Henry Jones for Henry Reginald Courtenay, 62; Robert Fountaine for Charles Tarrant, 100; Hon., Frederick Hotham for Dean Stevens, 404-405; Convocation: Edmund Barrell and John Lawry 1761, 34-36; John Lawry and Erasmus Sanders 1768, 55-59; Charles Coldcall and John Clark 1780, 106-109; Charles Coldcall and Robert Pye 1784, 118-120; Charles Coldcall and John Eveleigh 1790, 142-144; John Eveleigh and Thomas Hey 1796, 174-176; same 1806, 235-238; same 1807, 238-241; John Eveleigh and the Hon. Jacob Marsham 1812, 284-288; Hon. Jacob Marsham and Thomas Willis 1818, 293-296; same 1820, 299-300; same 1826, 312-316; Hon. Jacob Marsham and the Hon. Frederick Hotham 1830, 366-372; same 1833, 380-383; Hon. Frederick Hotham and Matthew Irving 1835, 384-387; Hon. Jacob Marsham and the Hon. Frederick Hotham 1837, 387-389; John Griffith and Edward Hawkins 1852, 447-450; Visitation at Bromley: John Law and Henry Reginald Courtenay 1796, 187.

Repairs: fabric fund, 234, 306-307, 309-312; prebendal houses, 391-392, 398-340.

Residence: rules relating to, 1785, 121-124; official residences, 391-394, 398-402; agreement to relinquish non-residence forfeitures, 218; episcopal licence granted the Hon. Frederick Hotham to reside in the house in the Vines attached to the Oriel College, Oxford, Oxfordshire prebendal stall, as his own is too small 1819, 297; renewed 1832, 376-377; John Griffith 1831, 372.

Verger and subsacrist: allowance to Richard Puplett on his resignation 1832, 379.

Visitations, episcopal: (interrogatories and answers only); 1757, 22-30; 1776, 124-130; 1796, 177-185; 1803, 220-230; 1810, 275-283; 1830 Primary Visitation, 365; 1852, 456-465 (including answers to complaints made by Rev. Robert Whiston, headmaster of the Cathedral Grammar School relating to the school; and requests for increases in salary from the choirmaster; a minor canon and the lay clerks, in all of which complaints the Bishop refused at that time to interfere.)

The Whiston Matter, 1845-1852

In 1845 the headmaster of the Cathedral Grammar School, the Rev. Robert Whiston, asked the Dean and Chapter if they would consider raising the stipends of the four exhibitions from the school at the universities from the £5 specified in the statutes to its then present day value of about £60; and also of the twenty scholars at the school who, he claimed should, according to the statutes, be maintained by the foundation.

Contrary to Mr. Whiston's expectations, the Chapter did nothing. He therefore appealed to the Cathedral's visitor, Dr. George Murray, Bishop of Rochester, and as he received no satisfaction from that quarter, he took the case to law. He lost; and in order to gain sympathy for his cause, published a pamphlet dealing with the new Cathedral foundations set up by King Henry VIII after the suppression of the monasteries, and how they abused the trusts placed on them by their founder, on which he had for some time been working. It was called Cathedral Trusts and their Fulfilment . The Dean and Chapter took exception to the pamphlet which they claimed was libellous for Mr. Whiston had been specific and his statements implied that they had appropriated the increased revenues of the Cathedral to their own profit while neglecting the scholars on their foundation, and were not therefore abiding by their statutes. They therefore dismissed Mr. Whiston from his headmastership without a hearing. Since Mr. Whiston by now fully believed that the Dean and Chapter did not intend to abide by their statutes, he again appealed to the bishop, and when again he received no satisfaction, he took the case to Chancery. Once more he lost; but in one respect he had won, for the court ruled that the Dean and Chapter had acted illegally in dismissing their headmaster without offering him a chance to defend himself.

The Dean and Chapter cancelled the deed of dismissal and them, after hearing Mr. Whiston, proceeded to dismiss him legally. Again, Mr. Whiston appealed to the Bishop, (although he persistently denied throughout the Chancery hearing that the Bishop had any authority over the school) and this time was granted a hearing before Baron Parke, Dr. Stephen Lushington, Chancellor of the Diocese, and Dr. Murray. The hearing lasted several days, Mr. Whiston conducting his own defence, and turned eventually on the following points: whether Mr. Whiston had in fact libelled the Dean and Chapter in his pamphlet; whether for this he could be dismissed under the 35th. statute De Corrigenda Excessibus ; and whether what he had written was a gravius delictum for which he could only be admonished. There was evidently considerable doubt upon the matter at the hearing, but perhaps owing to Baron Parke's influence, the bishop finally declared in Mr. Whiston's favour and ordered him the Dean and Chapter to reinstate him. They did so-protesting-and Mr. Whiston remained headmaster, a source of perpetual annoyance to the Cathedral Chapter, until his retirement in 1877.

Mr. Whiston had regained his position and to a certain extent had won his point over the exhibitioners' stipends, for very soon after the Chapter did raise their value a little, though even this was nowhere near what Mr. Whiston required.

Copies of documents relating to the Whiston Matter 1849-1852

Notice to Rev. Robert Whiston of the intention of the Dean and Chapter to reinstate him as headmaster and to abandon proceedings against him 1849, 405-407.

Citation to Rev. Robert Whiston, headmaster, to answer for an offence in having published a certain libellous pamphlet 1849, 407-417.

Copy of Chapter minutes (appended to the citation) with the conditions of his appointment, the school rules and the appointment 1842, 417-420.

Notice to Rev. Robert Whiston that the Dean and Chapter intend to proceed against him in respect of the instrument of citation 1849, 420-421.

Instrument of removal of Mr. Whiston from his post of headmaster of the Cathedral Grammar School 1849, 422-425.

Authority of the Dean and Chapter to demand possession of the schoolhouse and other hereditaments in Rochester from Mr. Whiston 1849, 425.

Royal mandamus to reinstate Mr. Whiston with the Chapter's return, quoting relevant statutes, and refusal to comply 1849, 426-442.

Letter of the Dean and Chapter addressed to the bishop, to Mr. Whiston's appeal for reinstatement 1851, 444-446.

Further answers to further statements; withdrawal of the Chapter's opposition to the bishop's hearing the appeal 1851, 446-447.

Judgement of the bishop in favour of Mr. Whiston 1852, 447-452.

Authority to notify Mr. Whiston of the same 1852, 452-453.

Notice of Mr. Whiston's reinstatement 1852, 454-456.
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Chapter Book VIII Nos. 29-35

One volume made up of seven small books each of which has been paginated for convenience and indexed separately.

29. 25 November 1788 - 1 December 1791 Pp.1-86
30. 23 June 1792 - 1 December 1794 Pp.1-80
31. 23 June 1795 - 29 June 1798 Pp.1-83
32. 25 November 1798 - 28 June 1800 Pp.1-58
33. 25 November 1800 - 27 September 1802 Pp.1-65
34. 25 November 1802 - 29 June 1805 Pp.1-62
35. 25 November 1805 - 29 June 1808 Pp.1-70

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Arrears of rent: Frindsbury, Little Hermitage, 33; Shoreham, 44.

St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, Knights charity: widows nominated, 33, 48, 72; resolutions relating to a widow nominated to a non-vacant place, 9.

Boxley: renewal of parsonage lease referred to Dean and prebendaries in residence, 26.

Burials: no-one except the bricklayer to make graves in the church, 38.

Chapter Clerk: resignation of William Twopenny [cf. Twopeny], senior and William Twopenny, junior and appointment of William Twopenny, junior and Edward Soan Twopenny 1790, 56-57.

Chapter procedure: Dean's consent to business dealt with in his absence, 1, 3, 17, 18; renewal of leases, 7.

Choir: master, Ralph Banks 1790, 34; choristers: John Kennard, 2; John Dawson, James Titmis, Thomas Down, James Wilkie and William Turner, 11; William Wilkie and Richard Burnett, 37; Thomas Dawson, William Robinson and John Robinson, 53.

Church land: application for identification of, intermixed with Brompton Farm, 30.

Elections of Officers: 8, 25, 52, 79, 85.

Game: order to advertise in the Kentish Gazette in August forbidding unqualified persons from hunting and shooting game on Chapter manors, 71.

Gamekeepers: Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] and Lidsing [cf. Lydsing]: William Booth of Chatham, gunsmith 1788, 4; dismissed; John Petman of Rochester, ironmonger 1791, 71; Dean empowered to appoint, to Chapter manors, 47-48.

Lay Clerks: Ralph Banks 1790, 34; resignation of 1791, 86; Matthew Grain 1790, 34; William Robbins 1790, 37; Charles Stanley 1790, 37; Richard Howe 1791, 86; resignation of Thomas Charles Wood 1788, 9; John Baker and William Robbins fined, 9; resignation of John Baker 1790, 32-33.

Organ: donations toward new organ, 31, 38, 39-40, 48, 60, 77; sale of plate towards cost, 48; proposals for new organ, 31-32.

Organist: salary reduced on account of neglect of duty and misbehaviour; choir teacher appointed, 34; appointment of Ralph Banks 1791, 86.

Overseers of the poor: Sacrist and verger appointed for the Precinct area 1790, 55.

Pensions: resolutions regarding payments. 19.

Poor relief: consideration of allowance for Mrs. Saxby, 26.

Plate: sale of for new organ fund, 48, 79.

Presentations:

Halling: William Dyer 1791, 78:
Hoo, All Hallows: Richard Bathurst 1790, 55;
Strood: John Ward Allen 1791, 84.

Procurators in Convocation: Charles Coldcall and John Eveleigh 1790, 49-50. Renewal of leases: Boxley parsonage, 26; tenements in Eastgate, Rochester, 33; those unapplied for referred to Dean and resident prebendaries, 47, 72, 86.

Repairs: order to respective lessees to repair Stockbury parsonage, 12; St. Margaret's parsonage, Rochester, 73, 84; proposals about a barn in Frindsbury, 23.

Residence: 8, 19, 53, 79.

Roll of Chapter members: 1-2, 10-11, 17-18, 36-38, 51-52, 62-63, 76-77.

School: admissions: 2, 11, 19, 37, 61, 73, 78; exhibitions: Charles Walker to St. John's College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 12; John Griffiths and John Stephens to Oxford, Oxfordshire, 39; held over, 53-54; staff: usher, James Jones (post confirmed) 1790, 44.

Surveys: order to survey Goudhurst parsonage, 33; St. Margaret's parsonage, Rochester, 73.

Timber: order to survey, for repairs at: Bearsted, 21; Boxley parsonage, 86; Chatham, 79; Denton, 22, 59; Frindsbury: Reed Court, 2-3; mill on Frindsbury manor, 67; pump on Frindsbury manor, 86; Strood: Hawkins manor, 60; Wouldham, 59; regulation concerning replanting, 4; sale of underwood from Frindsbury manor, 20; and proposals about a barn there, 23.

Waterworks: lease of new land granted Samuel Nicholson as the other proved unsatisfactory, 26-29.

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Arrears of rent: Frindsbury manor, 25.

Chapter procedure: Dean's consent to business dealt with in his absence, 37, 43; renewal of leases after the separation of Chapter, 51, 59, 80.

Choristers: Joseph Pearce, 55; Charles Carter and Joshua Carter, 65.

[Manorial] Courts: 7.

Election of Officers: 17, 47, 65.

Episcopal election: 41-42.

Game: to be sent in future to the Chapter Clerk's office for the use of the Dean and prebendary in residence, 37.

Gamekeepers: Frindsbury, Wouldham, Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] and Lidsing [cf. Lydsing]: John Petman dismissed 1793, 36-37; Wouldham: Benjamin Hubble of St. Margaret's, Rochester, yeoman 1793, 39; Shawstead and Lidsing: William Sibun of Chatham, junior, 1793, 39.

Goudhurst: Thomas Colvill, superintendant of woodlands 1794, 72.

Hardy's charity, Nathaniel; 77-79.

Lay clerks: Charles Carter 1792, 9-10; William Turner 1792, 10; salaries, 77-78.

Presentations

Aylesford: William Eveleigh 1792, 23;
West Farleigh: Thomas Weekes Dalby 1794, 69;
Hartlip: James Jones 1793, 7, 52*

*Apparently presented twice.

Kingsdown with Maplescombe: Thomas Willis 1793, 49;

resolution concerning presentations to vacant livings with particular reference to Stockbury and Bearsted 1794, 73.

Residence: 18, 47, 65.

Roll of Chapter members: 1-2, 14-15, 30-31, 43-44, 53-54, 63-64.

School: admissions: 10, 15, 31, 44, 54, 65; exhibitions: [........] Spry to Christ's College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 55.

Survey: order to survey and map Denton manor, 72.

Timber: replanting, in Frindsbury, 8-9; order to survey for repairs at: Ospringe, 16; High Halstow, 38; Moathall, Bearsted, 55; Reed [cf. Rede]Court, Frindsbury, and a wharf and mill there, 70; Chatham, 74.

Waterworks: sale of old waterworks on the Hogshaugh, 39-40.

Woodlands at Goudhurst: Superintendent of, 72; order to survey, 72-73.

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Ashford: application for an exchange of land to extend burial ground, 73-74.

Barber, porter and subsacrist: John Summerfield 1797, 57.

St. Bartholowmew's Hospital, Rochester, Knight's charity: widows nominated, 56-57, 81.

Burials: fewer in Cathedral; payment to verger in lieu, 11.

Chapter procedure: Dean's consent to business dealt with in his absence, 18-19; renewals of leases after the separation of Chapter, 15, 26, 67, 82-83.

Choristers: Henry Smith, 3; William Hodge and Hohn Turner, 19; John Down and Thomas down, 43; Edward Coney and Thomas Smith, 47; Richard Dickenson, Edward Blackfield and Joseph Pearce, 72.

Election of Officers: 19, 39; treasurer elected for remainder of year 1797, 55; Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] and Lidsing [cf. Lydsing]: William Sibun dismissed; William Lester of Chatham, yeoman 1797, 55.

Lay clerks: William Downs 1795, 2; William Robinson, Saffary Middleton and Thomas Whiffin 1797, 68.

Militia: subscription towards raising a troop of Gentlemen and Yeoman [cf. Yeomanry] Cavalry, 55.

Poor relief: allowance to Elizabeth Rolt, 31; allowance to William Turner, a lay clerk who broke his leg, 55.

Precinct: Messrs. Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] to deal with the removal of Edward Bathurst, a minor canon and his family from St. Nicholas into the Precinct, 12.

Presentations

Hartlip: Thomas Gregory Warrent Walker allowed to exchange 1797, 67;
Hoo, All Hallows: Richard Twopenny [cf. Twopeny] 1795 (conditional), 20;
Leatherhead, Surrey: Richard Harvey 1797, 47;
West Peckham: Richard Bathurst 1795, 20;
Rochester, St. Margaret: Arnold Carter 1795, 13.

Procurators in Convocation: 27, 29-30.

Receiver's accounts: error in, resulting in an accumulated balance, credited to church (1775-1795), 3.

Residence: 198, 39, 62.

Roll of Chapter members: 1-2, 17-18, 28-29, 37-38, 45-46, 59-60, 71-72.

School: admissions: 3, 19, 30, 38, 46, 60, 72.

Survey: order to survey lands from which the Malmains [cf. Malmaines] and Tudors portions of tithe issue, 22.

Timber: order to survey, for repairs at: Bearsted, Moathall, 42; Frindsbury: manor farm, 39-65; a cottage at Reed [cf. Rede] Court; refusal to allot timber to build a range of lodges for fatting beasts, 81-82; trees to be felled at: Frindsbury, 66; The Vines, Rochester, 21.

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St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, Knight's charity: widows nominated, 57.

Chapter procedure: Dean's consent to business dealt with in his absence, 1, 44, 45; renewal of leases after the separation of Chapter, 12, 28, 43, 57.

Choristers: Charles Hedgecock, 3.

Courts: order to discover why the lessees of sutton Valence rectory provided no dinner when the court was held there, 11.

Election of Officers: 3, 31.

Episcopal patent: Diocesan Registrar: Thomas Moore and Heneage Horsley 1798, 6.

Fee Farm rents: William Barrett's request that his son in law be appointed joint receiver granted 1798, 6.

Fines: threat to refuse fine fixed if lessee fails to pay by 1 August 1799, 25; fines to be charged after the separation of the Audit, 50.

Land Tax: redemption of, 16, 25.

Minor Canons: admonished to attend more constantly on week days, 22-23; James Jones 1798, 11; Henry Thomas Jones 1799, 33.

Precinct: proposal to demolish the Provost of Oriel [College, Oxford, Oxfordshire]'s prebendal house and the Bishop's approval of the scheme, 26-28, 34-36.

Presentations

Darenth: Henry Thomas Jones 1799, 33;
Shorne: Robert Foote 1799, 32;
Wateringbury: Thomas Willis 1800 (conditional), 55;
Wilmington: Hon. Jacob Marsham [cf. Mersham] 1799, 32.

Residence: 31.

Roll of Chapter members: 2-3, 14-15, 29-30, 48-49.

School: admissions: 3, 51, 30, 49; exhibitions: Richard Jones to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 52; Ambrose Rhodes to Worcester College, Oxford, 25; [........] Hawtrey to Oriel College, Oxford, Oxfordshire 25.

Thames and Medway Canal Co.: resolution to remain neutral, 42.

Thanksgiving: order for success of HM arms, 8*.

[*Battle of the Nile, Egypt, Mediterranean 1 August 1798.]

Timber: order to survey for repairs at: Rochester, St. Margaret's parsonage, 39-40; Stockbury parsonage, 41; order to report on fitness of timber at Frindsbury, 8.

Waterworks: order to repair old, buildings, 25-26.

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Archdeacon's patent: Archdeacon's registrar: William and Edward Twopenny 1800, 5.

St. Bartholowmew's Hospital, Rochester, Knight's charity: widows nominated, 58.

Chapter procedure: renewal of leases after the separation of Chapter, 11, 25-26, 39.

Chapter Sutton: parsonage alterations improved, 9.

Choristers: John Broad, George Peal and William Blackwell, 2; Thomas Winterton, 16; James Winterton, 30.

Election of Officers: 3, 29.

Episcopal Election: Thomas Dampier, Dean of Rochester elected as Bishop 1802, 61-62; his thanks to the Chapter and Cathedral members and servants on his promotion to the bishopric, for their unfailing support and friendship during his deanship and their reply, 54-58.

Freedom of Rochester: protest against the inadvertent purchase of, by John Summerfield, on the grounds that the Precinct was not within the liberty of the city, 38.

Gamekeeper: Darenth: Rev. Robert Fountaine [cf. Fountain] 1800, 5.

Goal: resolution to oppose the building of a new gaol in the city, 42.

Land Tax: redemption of: Ospringe, 24-25; Sutton Valence glebeland, 30-31.

Minor Canons: William Bagshaw Harrison 1801, 12; resignation of 1801, 19; Richard Jordan 1801, 20, 23; William Staines 1801, 42.

Presentations

Bearsted: Charles Cage allowed to hold it with Leybourne and Bredgar 1801, 33-34;
Darenth: William Bagshaw Harrison 1801, 13; John Willis 1801, 20; allowed to exchange with John Wall for Sutton under Brayled, Gloucester, Gloucestershire 1802, 58;
Goudhurst: William Bagshaw Harrison 1801, 19; presentation not to be used as a precedent but allowed only because the Chapter consider it absolutely necessary that Goudhurst should have a resident minister as it is both populous and extensive , 19-20;
Hoo, St. Werburgh: Richard Jordan 1801, 42;
Kingsdown: James Jones 1800, 5;
West Peckham: Thomas Henry Jones 1801, 13;
Rochester, St. Margaret: Richard Bathurst 1801, 12;
Stockbury: Roger Hayne 1800, 5;
Strood: John Griffiths 1801, 41;
Sutton at Hone: Robert Fountaine [cf. Fountain] allowed to hold it with Horton should he be presented 1801, 42.

Procurators in Convocation: John Eveleigh and Thomas Hey 1802, 63-65.

Repairs: order to survey and repair Boxley parsonage, 32-33; sale of stock to pay for extensive repairs to Bishop's Court, Rochester, 39.

Residence: 3, 29.

Roll of Chapter members: 1-2, 15-16, 28-29, 45-46.

School: admissions: 2, 16, 30, 46; staff: master, John Griffiths 1801, 41.

Survey: order to survey pales and fences on Smithfield Bank, Chatham, 4; gates and timber fences on stonehill manor, Wilmington, 4.

Thames and Medway Canal Co.: sale of land in Denton and Frindsbury to, 25.

Timber: order to mark, for repairs at: Bearstead, Moathall, 19; Cliffe, Cardens manor, 37; Frindsbury, Reed [cf. Rede] Court, 37-38; lessee ordered to return an oak tree removed from thence which was assigned to him to make a role for use there, 38; High Halstow; remainder felled to be sold, 12; Port Barn land, 7.

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Alienation: licence rescinded, 35, 44.

Arrears of rent: Cow Marsh, Rochester, 60.

Barber, porter and subsacrist: William Turner 1802, 12.

St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Rochester, Knight's charity: widows nominates, 19-20, 40.

Burials: increased cost of, in the Cathedral, 19.

Chapter procedure: renewal of leases after the separation of Chapter, 28-29, 61; 45.

Choristers: John Miles, 2; Edward Godden, William Winterton and Thomas Fletcher, 61; double stipend paid to 2 senior choristers, 61.

Courts: 35.

Election of Officers: 3, 12, 23, 43.

Fines: calculation of, 35-36; fines for leases renewed after the separation of Chapter fixed, 45.

Gamekeepers: Frindsbury: Thomas Smith of Shorne 1803, 18; ..... French of Shorne, 1803, 20; Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] and Lidsing [cf. Lydsing]: Francis Howe 1803, 27; William Lester dismissed, 27.

Land Tax: redemption of: Sutton at Hone, and Dartford glebe, 17.

Lay clerks: Henry Smith and William Allen 1805, 54.

Leatherhead, Surrey tithes: dispute to be put before Church Counsel, 59-60.

Minor Canons: James Lynn 1803, 12; Michael Smith 1803, 26, 27; resolution on the presentation of minor canons to benefices and their duties as minor canons, 49.

Ordnance, HM: sale of part of Frindsbury manor to, 35.

Precinct: request for compensation on account of the Chapter's refusal to renew a lease there, 17.

Presentations

Boxley: Samuel Goodenough 1084, 48.
Leatherhead, Surrey: James Dallaway on exchange with Richard Harvey who took his place at Llanmase rectory, Glamorganshire, Wales 1804, 44;
Rochester, St. Margaret: John Griffiths 1803, 11;
Shorn: William Tolbutt Staines 1804, 49;
Strood: William Staines 1803, 12; James Lynn 1804, 50;
Sutton Valence: William Philip Menzies 1803, 11;
Wilmington: Hon. Jacob Marsham [cf. Mersham] in plurality with Kirkby Overblow, Yorkshire 1804, 48.

Repairs: Goudhurst: vicar to borrow money on mortgage to rebuild vicarage, 6; Rochester: order to place iron railing at west end of cathedral, 18; allowance for repair of outhouses of organist's house, 18.

Residence: 3, 23, 43; Mr. Foote's [cf. Foot] forfeiture for non-residence rescinded on account of his death, 44-45.

Roll of Chapter members: 1-2, 13-14, 21-22, 30-31, 42-43, 53-54.

School: admissions: 2, 22, 32, 47, 55, 62; exhibition: Laurence Baker to St. Johns College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 23.

Timber: order to survey for repairs at: Hartlip parsonage, 38-39; Icknor, Stockbury, 48; Bonecakes [cf. Boncakes], Strood, 39; oak for cathedral roof, 19.

DRc/Ac 9/35

Audit: renewal of leases and review of accounts, dates for, 61.

St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Knight's charity: widows nominated, 25.

Chapter procedure: renewal of leases after the separation of Chapter, 13, 24, 51-52, 61, 69-70.

Choristers: Abraham Rilf and Henry How, 17; William Broad, 43; [.....] Broad, 50; William Broad, George Noakes, James Miles and George Cronk, 60.

Election of Officers: 3, 27, 54.

Episcopal lease: confirmed, 35.

Fees: payable to Chapter Clerk, 18-20; for monuments erected in the cathedral, 51.

Land Tax: redemption of: order to request the Exchequer to appropriate purchase money paid by HM Ordnance, for, 32.

Lay clerks: William Aspland and Thomas Smith, probationers 1807, 50; appointed full lay clerks 1808. 70; James Darchy, probationer 1808, 70.

Monuments: fees for; regulations governing rails round, and projection of, 51.

Ordnance, HM: memorial requesting adequate compensation for land in Frindsbury acquired by them, 10-11.

Procurators in Convocation: John Eveleigh and Thomas Hey 1806, 36-38; John Eveleigh and Thomas Hey 1807, 39-40.

Property: proposal to rebuild the Plume of Feathers public house further back in a line with adjoining premises, 69.

Repairs: loans to repair fund, 12-13, 29; order to compel lessee of Shawstead [cf. Sharsted] Farm to repair same, 34.

Residence: 3, 28, 55; dispensation on account of age and infirmity, 8.

Roll of Chapter members: 1-2, 15-16, 26-27, 41-42, 53-54, 63-64.

School: admissions: 3, 16, 27, 42, 54, 64; exhibitions: Arthur Wortham to Christ's College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 66; Benjamin Hennicott to Oriel College, Oxford, Oxfordshire 25. Surveys: order to survey: Cliffe, Priors Hall estate, 61; Rochester, Sellars Marsh, 70.

Thames and Medway Canal Co.: investment of funds derived from compensation money, 61.

Timber: order to survey, for repairs at: Bearsted, Moathall, 70; Cliffe, Cardens manor, 57; Grain, Cane Marsh, 8-9; Hoo [St. Werburgh] parsonage, 58; Marden, premises, 25; Stockbury, Icknor Farm, 34; Southfleet, post and rails on a farm, 8-9; Strood, timber fencing on leasehold land, 8-9; Mr. Hogben ordered to investigate an application to grub a hedge at Cardens manor, Cliffe, 57.

Verger: offered a pension in lieu of a lease of property in the Precinct, 68-69.
Date: 1788-1808
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Appointments of Beadsmen or Almsmen

Charles Farr, formerly of the 50th. Regiment, served in New South Wales, Australia, and in India during the First Sikh War, veteran of the battles of Moodkee, Ferozeshah and Sobraon. Patent signed by Queen Victoria and associated papers including newspaper cuttings comprising his reminiscences about his military service from the Rochester and Chatham News, 1896.
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral 1591-1830

Letter. Nicholas Clagett, Dean of Rochester to Dr. John Denne [cf. Denn], Archdeacon of Rochester: Thoughts on the painting and finishing of the dome. Smallpox in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Hears that Mr. Powel [cf. Powell], a Welsh * clergyman, is to be nominated to the bishopic of St. Asaph.

[*cf. Wales]

Date: 17 October 1731
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral 1591-1900

Letter and receipted accounts. Rev. Walter Scott of Llanmartin Rectory, Newport, Monmouthshire [cf. Gwent, Wales] to the Dean and Chapter of Rochester: The altar rails and sedilia desk given as a memorial to his father, the late Dean, Robert Scott.

Includes letter from Dean S. Reynolds Hole at Derwent Water Hotel, Keswick, Cumberland, to A. Arnold, covering Scott's letter (DRc/Emf 64/1/1)

Date: 1889
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral 1591-1830

Letter. Nicholas Clagett, Dean of Rochester to Dr. John Denne [cf. Denn], Archdeacon of Rochester: Thoughts on the painting and finishing of the dome. Smallpox in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Hears that Mr. Powel [cf. Powell], a Welsh * clergyman, is to be nominated to the bishopic of St. Asaph.

[*cf. Wales]

Date: 17 October 1731
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Estate records

The Fabric of the Cathedral 1591-1900

Letter and receipted accounts. Rev. Walter Scott of Llanmartin Rectory, Newport, Monmouthshire [cf. Gwent, Wales] to the Dean and Chapter of Rochester: The altar rails and sedilia desk given as a memorial to his father, the late Dean, Robert Scott.

Includes letter from Dean S. Reynolds Hole at Derwent Water Hotel, Keswick, Cumberland, to A. Arnold, covering Scott's letter (DRc/Emf 64/1/1)

Date: 1889
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

 

Finance records: treasurer  Treasurers' books (DRc/FTb )

 

 

Treasurer's book - Henry Ullock.

 

Includes 6d paid to a Frenchman [cf. France] a Protestant by certificate 29 March 1678

 

Includes 6d paid to two poor travellers which were in slavery at Algiers, Algeria, Africa [cf. Barbary] by pass of the mayor of Falmouth, Cornwall 11 April 1678

 

Includes 1s 6d relief paid to two poor gentlewomen, inhabitants of Cannon [sic,] Ireland (one of their husbands being in slavery in Turkey) travelling to Dover with their families 28 May 1678

 

Includes 1s paid for the relief of one St. John and his wife and family, travellers by pass from the justices of the peace of Ballynafeigh [?] (Bellaniefoy) [Belfast, Antrim] in the province of Ulster, Ireland who were burnt out of all they had 6 July 1678

 

Includes 6d paid for the relief of a poor sick man who came from Greenhithe to Rochester to be cured of the scurvy and consumption 29 July 1678

 

Includes 1s 6d paid to Captain John Gray and his lieutenant and a son of his (who were burnt out of Breda [Holland/Netherlands] by the French [cf. France]), travellers by pass, 15 October 1678

 

Includes 1s paid to a poor traveller who came out of New England [cf. America] travelling to Bedfordshire by pass from Canterbury, 17 October 1678

 

Includes 1 s paid to two French Protestants who had a testimonial from Dr. Brevall and several other testimonials, 18 Ovtober 1678

 

Includes 5s paid to Jachino Cecilliano, abbot of Cephalonia [cf. Kephalonia], Greece by Dr. Dixon's order, 30 October 1678

 

Includes 1s paid to Jeremy Hogan a Scotchman [cf. Scotland] a lieutenant to the Dutch [cf. Holland/Netherlands] and taken prisoner by the French [cf. France], his wife and two children, travellers by pass from the mayor of Dover, 2 November 1678

 

Includes 4s paid for the relief of Captain Price and William Lynch poor prisoners in the Dolphin at Rochester, by Dr. Dixon's order, 11 November 1678

 

Includes 1s paid to a poor traveller, a minister's son, who was a prisoner in the Fleet Prison, London, 9 December 1678

 

Includes 1 s paid to a Welsh [cf. Wales] gentlewoman who was burnt out of her habitation in Monmouthshire, 11 December 1678

 

Latin and English

 

Bound and wrapped in a fragment of a mortgage between Edward Godfry [cf. Godfrey] of St. James in the Isle of Grain, yeoman and Reginald Rich [of ], in respect of at least 7 acres land named Beacon Field and [W]oodsfield and messuage[s] in Grain, consideration £100 term 500 years, 1654

Date: 1677-1678
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester  Finance records: Treasurers' books (DRc/FTb )

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

              Treasurer's book - Daniel Hill for Edmund Barrell.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Latin and English.

Date: 1707-1708
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Finance records: 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: £1 paid myself for preaching on that [sic] being the thanksgiving day appointed by His Majesty for giving almighty God thanks for his preserving us from that dreadful plague wherewith the kingdom of France had been lately visited, 25 April 1723

Includes expenses incurred in restoring the cathedral (p.43) and rebuilding Minor Canon Row, Rochester (pp.45-50)

Includes 6d alms given to John Frederick an Hamburger (Hamburgher) [cf. Schleswig Holstein, Germany] that had been taken by the Sally [cf. Algiers, Algeria, Africa] Rovers [cf. pirates, Algerines, corsairs], 12 December 1722

Includes 5s alms given to Dr. Harris's son, Charles Harris, who showed me a certificate of his good behaviour at sea, under his captain's hand, Captain Vanbrugh, 5 January 1723

Includes 6d alms given to Hugh Molyneaux (Mullenaux), a poor soldier from Dublin [Ireland], 26 January 1723

Includes 2s 6d alms given to Roger Coveney of Rainham in a very poor condition with a petition signed by Thomas Cradock [cf. Craddock], vicar of Rainham, 7 March 1723

Includes 1s alms given to a poor Turkish [cf. Turkey] slave, that had his tongue cut out, 10 March 1723

Includes 10s alms given to Dr. Harris's son, when Captain John Trevors entertained him aboard his ship, as his servant, 13 March 1723

Includes 2s alms given to Catherine West, a merchant's widow at Athlone in Ireland a great sufferer by fire, with a petition setting forth her loss, 27 March 1723

Includes 1s 6d alms given to William Stewart, a native of Boston [Massachusetts, New England, America], who had been taken by the Sally [cf. Algiers, Algeria, Africa, Barbary] Rovers [cf. pirates, Algerines, corsairs], 29 May 1723

Includes 2s 6d alms given to Elizabeth Leaming of Laugharne (Lagharne) in the county of Carmarthen [cf. Carmarthenshire, Wales], a poor widow in great distress, with a petition under the hand of the mayor of Windsor [Berkshire], Richard Reeve, in behalf of herself and 5 small children, 15 June 1723

Includes 1s 6d alms given to Hashe Batisto, Peter Levato etc. that had been taken by the Sally-Rovers [cf. Algerine Corsairs, pirates] and carried into Sally [cf. Algiers, Algeria, Africa, Barbary], 20 June 1723

Includes to one Thomas de Plainis and Dominic Ginochium who had been taken by the Turks [cf. Turkey]; each 6d a piece, 23 August 1723

Includes 6d alms given to one Peter Franklin, forced to abscond upon account of suretyship, 16 September 1723

Includes 6d alms given to a poor Walloon [cf. Wallonia; France; Belgium: Hainault, Namur, Liege, Luxemburg/Luxembourg], 7 November 1723

Includes alms given to numerous discharged, disbanded, maimed, sick, poor and shipwrecked soldiers, seamen and other persons, passim

Latin and English.

Date: 1722-1723
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Finance records: treasurer

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

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

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

Treasurer's book - H.R. Courtenay*

Includes under necessary but uncertain expenses, 8s paid to Richard Burnett for proclammations of the Prince of Wales' marriage, and letters of confirmation, 29 June 1795;

Includes expenses incurred on account of Minor Canon Row and the organist and schoolmaster's houses, Rochester (p.32);

Includes expenses incurred on account of repairs to the cathedral fabric (p.34);

Includes 1s alms given to two Armenian [cf. Armenia] travellers, 10 June 1795;

Includes 2s alms given to 4 soldiers returned from France, 30 August 1795;

Includes £5 5s alms paid John Broad, premium for addition to Hardy's Charity with William Robinson as an apprentice, c.1795;

Includes £10 1s 7d paid Mr. Bristow, the Precincts' quota for raising men for the Navy, as per receipt c.1795.

English.

* Bishop of Bristol


Date: 1794-1795
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Dean and Chapter of Rochester

Finance records: treasurer

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

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

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

Treasurer's book - Frederick Hotham

Includes under miscellaneous expenses, £13 13s paid Thomas French, for paino forte for practising Choir, 24 December 1841;

Includes under miscellaneous expenses, 6s paid to Messrs Hall for printing labels for organ, 28 December 1841;

Includes under miscellaneous expenses, £1 2s paid to James Darch for making hedge in Vines [Rochester], 6 January 1842;

Includes under miscellaneous expenses, 10s paid Jesse Stevens for excise account of bricks made on Frindsbury Manor Farm, 29 September 1842;

Includes under miscellaneous expenses, 12s 3d paid Oxford Herald [Oxfordshire] for advertising Grammar School, 4 November 1842;

Includes under miscellaneous expenses, £3 5s paid Messrs. Sidden for extra expenses of survey at Lamberhurst, 17 November 1842;

Includes expenses incurred on account of Minor Canon Row, the organist and schoolmaster's houses and the porter's lodge [cf. Chertsey's Gate], Rochester (p.36);

Includes expenses incurred on account of repairs to the cathedral fabric (p.38);

Includes under alms, £5 subscription on Christening of the Prince of Wales, 22 January 1842;

Includes under alms, £50 given Rev. G.E. Nash, subscription to Luton Church, 4 July 1842;

Includes under alms, £10 given Rev. S. Dewe, subscription to Society for the Protection of Females, 17 August 1842.

English.


Date: 1841-1842
Quantity: 1 volume/45pp. used
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