I would like to
express my thanks to the Staffs of the House of Lords Record Office,
The State Paper Room of the British Museum, the Public Records
Office, and the Royal Society of Medicine. Also to the following
individuals: Dr. Felix Hull, Kent County Archivist; Mr. T.
Armstrong, Town Clerk of the Borough of Dartford; Mr. R. C. Jarvis,
Librarian, H.M. Customs and Excise, Dr. William Urry, Keeper of
Manuscripts, Chapter Library, Canterbury, and Mr. A. H. Hall,
Librarian, Guildhall Library. This paper could not have been written
without the assistance of Miss F. R. E. Davies, Kent County
Librarian, and Mr. John Evans, Hon. Editor of this Journal, both of
whom went to quite inordinate lengths to supply me with relevant
details. Mr. Evans also supplied the map from which Plate
II is taken; Mr M. Crouch, Deputy County Librarian, Kent,
supplied the photograph for Plate III.
of the House of Commons;
P.R.O. Public Records Office.