The DOGGETTS HALL, ROCHFORD, ESSEX COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Contains: farm account book of Doggetts Hall, Rochford, Essex 1891-1895; valuation of Tilletts Marsh, Tile Barns and Doggetts Hall Farms, Rochford, Essex 1848; list of birds killed by Mr Meeson 1866-1871; [article] 'An ancient manor. "Doggetts"' (reprinted from Southend Standard 9 July 1903)

Administrative / Biographical History

W Meeson was a previous occupier of the farm. Meeson had large non farm interests which presumably financed the initial purchase of the farm. In 1878 he had interests in brewing, malting, agricultural contracting, agricultural merchants (including implements), in addition to owning and receiving rent from several housing and office properties.

Farm size: 700-750 acres, owner occupied.

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNTS
  • VALUATIONS
  • SUNDRY PAPERS
  • PRINTED MATERIAL

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent loan 25 April 1967 by Mr. Squier (Farm Records Accession Number 1046)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 28 April 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

See also FR ESS 18 held at the Museum of English Rural Life