The principal accessions received in the County Archives Office between
1st August, 1957, and 31st July, 1958 have been:
Queenborough [CAT. Mk Qb] transferred on loan by
Queenborough Borough Council.
Administration: Statute book, 14th century, with entries of
ordinances and freedoms, 1452-91; assembly books, 1728-1835; appointments
and bonds of officers, 16th to 19th centuries; legal and parliamentary
papers, 19th century.
Finance: Chamberlain’s accounts, etc., 1611-1883; oyster
fishery books, 1753-c.1810; oyster accounts and vouchers, 1721-1839; land
balliff’s vouchers, 1734-1844; miscellaneous vouchers, 1574-1840.
Justice: Sessions rolls, 1721-1835; sessions orders, 1819-85;
licensed victuallers’ recognizances, 1598-1650; oath rolls, 1714-23;
sacrament certificates, c.1673-1717; borough court plea books, 1573-1735;
borough court papers, 17th-18th centuries; view of frankpledge, etc.,
1496-1885; court baron, etc. papers, c.1600-1750.
Registration: Freemen’s certificates, 1703-24; freemen’s
1754-1817; precepts, oaths, etc. for freemen, 18th century; poll books,
1688-1826; certificates of election of M.P.’s., 1583-1812;
apprenticeship indentures, 1598-1839.
Title deeds: Queenborough, Seasalter, Woolwich, Minster,
etc., 1569-19th century; oyster fishery, 1726; copperas works, 1640.
Miscellanea: charitable briefs for Queenborough church,
1660; papers for lieutenancy, market, port, etc., c. 1570-1880.
Rochester Bishopric Estates [CAT. Mk.
CCRb] deposited by the Church Commissioners.
Manorial documents: Rochester, Bromley, Halling, Cuxton, Snodland,
Stone-next-Dartford, Trottiscliffe, 1636-1859. Title-deeds:
Bromley, Denton, etc., 1723-1874.
Rochester Chapter Estates [CAT. Mk. CCRc] deposited
by the Church Commissioners.
Manorial documents: court books, 1510-1750, 1852-64, and