DOGGETTS HALL, ROCHFORD, ESSEX COLLECTION

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Ledger by client of livestock, seeds etc bought 1869-1876; summary ledger by client 1874-1902; ledger by client for livestock, corn bought 1880-1885; ledger by client for farm produce sold 1885-1889; cash book 1904-1908; farm labour account books 1862-1916; register of tillages and sowings by field 1847-1876

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 propertiesFarm size: 700-750 acres, owner occupied

Arrangement

  • BOOKS OF ACCOUNT
  • LABOUR BOOKS
  • REGISTERS

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit 1967 October, by W. Squier (Farm Records Accession Number 942)

Note

Compiled by Caroline Gould, 24 February 2003

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Please contact the Archivist

Subjects

Geographical Names