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Archaeologia Cantiana -  Vol. 69 - 1955  pages 190
Kent Archives Office—Accessions, 1954-55 Continued

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 Park Estate.

   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.

   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, 1307.
   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, 1612- 1805.
   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.

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