ORSETT ESTATE, ORSETT, ESSEX

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Consists of correspondence 1804-1903; assesments, including information on land tax and tithes 1864-1908; books of account including information on rents labour, wages, vouchers, receipts, summary accounts, petty cash books, day books, paysheets, estate ledgers and farm account books 1849-1944; catalogues 1768-1955; certificates relating to the contacr for the redemption of land tax, analysis of samples of well water 1799-1948; estimates and specifications for new buildings and alterations, repairs and improvements to property 1868-1910; herd books including shorthorn herd register 1911-1953; inventories 1842-1916; leases and other deeds including 1711-1950; licences 1852-1950; maps and plans 1760-1952; photographs 1930; policies including insurance policies 1900-1907; registers including milk records 1946-1955; reports 1854-1907; surveys 1687-1940; valuations 1850-1937; will and codicil of John Freman of Stifford, Essex 1849; miscellaneous papers 1750-1930

Administrative / Biographical History

Whitmore family of Orsett, Essex

Arrangement

  • 1 CORRESPONDENCE
  • 2 ASSESSMENTS
  • 3 BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • 4 CATALOGUES
  • 5 CERTIFICATES
  • 6 ESTIMATES AND SPECIFICATIONS
  • 7 HERD BOOKS
  • 8 INVENTORIES
  • 9 LEASES AND OTHER DEEDS
  • 10 LICENCES
  • 11 MAPS AND PLANS
  • 12 PHOTOGRAPHS
  • 13 POLICIES
  • 14 REGISTERS
  • 15 REPORTS
  • 16 SURVEYS
  • 17 VALUATIONS
  • 18 WILLS
  • 19 SUNDRY PAPERS
  • 20 PRINTED MATERIAL

Conditions Governing Access

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit in 1966 accession number 708

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

Geographical Names