GOSS HALL, ASH, KENT COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contians: Correspondence dealing with land for railways in Kent 1835-1887; agreement of owners and occupiers of portions of Lucketts Farm, Preston, Kent n.d.; articles of agreement for the commutation of tithes in the parish of Chartham, Kent 1839; memorandum of agreement between Wynn Ellis of Tankerton, Kent and David Harris stating his conditions of employment 1859; memorandum of agreement between Edward Seward of Rowling Court, Goodnestone, Kent and Edward Marsall of Cheriton Kent for the occupation of Rowling Court Farm, 1862; cash book of Goss Hall, Ash near Canterbury, Kent 1812-1821; ledgers of Goss Hall, 1812-1850; cash day book of Goss Hall 1817-1839; household expenses account book of Goss Hall 1834-1836; executors account book of Charles Horn 1837-1852; account book of expenses of valuation for poor rate in parishes in Eastry Union, Kent 1838-1845; account book for corn bought and sold of Goss Hall 1839-1855; account book for Goss Hall 1850-1856; rent account book of properties in Kent belonging to Wynn Ellis 1881; loose accounts relating to various farms in Kent 1839-1886; sale catalogues relating to St Annes Farm, Whitstable, Kent 1860, Wingham Barton Farm, Ash, Kent 1887 and live and dead farming stock of James Smeed of Whitstable, Kent 1864; cropping books showing the growth and disposal of wheat and barley 1813-1820, beans and peas 1838-1857; flock book showing the disposal of sheeps and lambs 1848-1856; account books of labour payments of Goss Hall 1815-1827, 1838-1848, 1926, 1940-1947; leases relating to property in Whitfield, Whitstable, Swalecliff, Kent and Little Berkhamstead and Bayford, Hertfordshire 1863; maps relating to Kent 1813-1880; petition addressed to House of Commons for the repeal of the duties on malt and beer n.d.; petition to Queen Victoria protesting against the Pope's creation of an Archbishop and Bishops in England n.d., report and valuation of land required for South Eastern and Ramsgate Railway on Seven Score Farm

Administrative / Biographical History

The donor's family has occupied Goss Hall since 1817. Before 1880 the family had certain non-farming interests, mainly in land agency and survey work. John Coleman, mentioned in the records, was Tithe Surveyor for many parishes in north-east Kent

Farm size: circa 345 acres; mixed medium loam soils with some marsh land; tenants to the Marquis of Conyngham

Arrangement

  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • AGREEMENTS
  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • CATALOGUES
  • CHOPPING BOOKS
  • FLOCK BOOKS
  • LABOUR BOOKS
  • LEASES
  • MAPS AND PLANS
  • PETITIONS
  • RATE BOOKS
  • REPORTS
  • RETURNS
  • VALUATIONS
  • WILLS
  • SUNDRY PAPERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit by Thomas Coleman on 17 March 1966 (Farm Records Accession Number 102)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 26 February 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

Related Material

Rate books 1838-1847 and maps and plans 1813-1880 deposited as part of this collection have been transferred to East Kent Archives Service

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