VALE FARM, STURRY, KENT COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: General correpsondence mainly dealing with property in which the donor's family had an interest 1813-1945; accounts of rents received from various properties 1828-1886; ledger containing executor's accounts 1836-1843, 1895-1921; farm account book of Vale Farm, Sturry, Kent 1925-1926; loose accounts, receipts, statements, invoices 1715-1939; notice of sale of Cockett Farm, Sturrey and Chislet, Kent 1825; sale catalogue of valuable live and dead farming stock at Pococks and Bolingbroke Farms, Sarre, Thanet, Kent 1921; bonds, quitclaims, assignments of debt and receipts 1647-1933; extracts from parish registers in the Isle of Thanet, Kent relating to baptisms, marriages and burials of the Packer family 1723-1835; title deeds and related papers concerning property in London, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Kent, 1506-1886; valuation of household goods and effects in a farm at Fleet in the Isle of Thanet, Kent 1755; wills and related papers: John CURLING, yeoman, of the Isle of Thanet, Kent 1672; Samuel FEAKE, clerk, of Coventry, [Warwick] 1672; Robert DE LUNA, merchant, of London 1680; George GOODBORN, mariner, of the Isle of Thanet, Kent 1680; Court record of a dispute relating to the will of Robert de LUNA of the parish of St Lawrence Poultney, London 1703; William CLARKE, painter stainer, of London 1703; James LANE, leatherseller, of London 1705; Anna Maria SMITH, 1725; John CHAMPION, maltster, of Wickham, Kent 1740-1741; Joseph PHILPOTT of New Romney, Kent 1750; Thomas ELDRIGE, painter, of New Windsor, Berks 1756; Thomas RIGDEN, yeoman of Sturry, Kent 1769; Matthew CHAMPION, yeoman, of Bridge, Kent 1776; Basil BROWN of Chapel Hill, Isle of Thanet, Kent 1783; James BROWN, master of Pembroke Hall, University of Cambridge 1784; Thomas Hatcher BING, farmer, of Supperton, Kent 1854; James HOGBEN of Sarre, Kent 1867; Margaret SLADDEN, spinster, of Canterbury, Kent 1878; Austen Walter GARDNER of Canterbury,1880; Lydia RIGHTON, widow, of Fleet, Kent 1882-18994; Ellen Wilks 1887

Administrative / Biographical History

Farm size: 120 acres, increased ultimately to 250 acres; the farm was purchased in 1925

The donor's family have long been established in the Canterbury and Thanet area of Kent, either as farmers or as auctioneers

Arrangement

  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • CATALOGUES
  • FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED PAPERS
  • REGISTERS
  • TITLE DEEDS AND RELATED PAPERS
  • VALUATIONS
  • WILLS AND RELATED PAPERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit 29 July 1966 by T.A. Champion (Farm Records Accession Number 164)

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

Custodial History

The deeds appear to have come into Thomas Champion's possession through executorship

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