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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 70 - 1956  page 241

Kent Archives Office—Accessions, 1955-56

THE principal accessions received in the County Archives Office between 1st August, 1955, and 31st July, 1956, have been:

BOROUGH RECORDS
   Sandwich Borough [Cat. Mk. Sa/].
   Year Books and draft Year Books, 1431-1837; administrative and financial records of the Bridge and Haven, 1548-1860; transcripts and translations of Corporation and Cinque Port charters, 1260-1684; treasurers’ rolls, c. 1375-1550; land and water treasurers’ accounts, 1625-1835; accounts of the Wardens of the Orphans, 1589-1655; Borough Fund for public works, 1808-94; records of the court of quarter sessions, 1635-1918, the court of record, 1456-1836, and the hundred court, 1529-1681; various versions of Adam Champeneys’ custumal, c. 1375-c. 1625; deeds and leases, 1311-1891; rolls of mayors, 1415-1756; letter books and bound volumes of miscellaneous papers, 1295-1830; cartulary and deeds of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, 1383-1781, and deeds of St. John’s Hospital, c. 1287-1615; Cinque Port 

records, 1574-1916, including copies of many earlier documents; and copies of minutes of proceedings of the Brotherhood and Guestling and of custumals of New Romney and Rye and a diary of the bailiff at Yarmouth; transcript material of William Boys, the historian of Sandwich, and J. A. Jacobs, and material assembled for the history of Sandwich from 1932 onwards.

SEWERS RECORDS
   Records of the Medway Navigation Company [Cat. Mk. S/MN], deposited by the Kent River Board.
   Minutes, 1765-1912; proceedings of the commissioners of sewers, 1627-30; financial records including coal and freight accounts,, 1740-1910.

PAROCHIAL RECORDS
   Canterbury Diocese—Cranbrook [Cat. Mk. P100], Churchwardens’ records, 1509-1868, and for Sissinghurst, 1869-1901; vestry minutes, 1706-1879, overseers’ records, 1627-1846; surveyors’ records, 1781-1836; transcript of registers, 1559-1697.

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