Charles, comprising deeds, estate papers and maps for
Patrixbourne and many neighbouring parishes.
Best MASW., deposited by Sir John Shaw, Bart.,
comprising Chatham brewery accounts and papers and estate papers and
deeds for Chatham, Boxley, etc.
North MSS., deposited by the Rt. Hon. the Earl of
Guilford, comprising deeds, estate papers and accounts, household
accounts and personal and official correspondence of the Waldershare
OTHER CATALOGUED COLLECTIONS
The following is a list of the more important groups of
archives catalogued or re-catalogued during the year. In every case the
collections were received in the office before August, 1953.
KENT ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY COLLECTION [Cat. Mks. U47, 49, 312, 442].
This very large collection comprises 49 separate units. The
more significant groups are noted below. A catalogue to the whole
collection is available in the Archives Office and in the library of the
Society. The principal family groups are:
Oxenden MSS. [Cat. Mk. U47/3].
Manorial documents. Elham, 1727-1898; Well Court in Ickham,
1460-1660; Eastbridge, c.1300; Reculver, c.1475; Kemsing and Wrotham,
Deeds. 371: mainly for Barham, Denton, Elham, Wingham,
Wrotham and East Peckham, 1274-1722.
Family papers, including Wills from 1470; correspondence,
1645-70; papers of Jonas Warley, archdeacon of Colchester, 1670-1731.
Estate papers including account book for building at
Maydeken, 1631-49, and inventories, 1541-1635. Commission of rebellion
against Mary Denne, 1657.
Mackeson MSS. [Cat. Mk. U47/34].
Deeds. 233: mainly for Dymchurch, Hythe and Kennington,
Correspondence with references to war with U.S.A., 1802-65.
Military appointments, etc., 1758-99.
Streatfield MSS. [Cat. Mk. U47/46].
Deeds. 19: mainly for Sandwich, 1633-1836.
Estate papers and accounts for estates in Chiddingstone and
district, 1762-1870. Official.’ Taxation and rating assessments for
Somerden Hundred and Chiddingstone, 1648-1731.