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Papers relating to Cobham College, Kent

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Papers relating to Cobham College, Kent
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ff.ii + 74. Folio. Half leather, brown, with marbled boards.
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Papers relating to Cobham College, Kent, refounded by Sir William Brooke, KG, Lord Cobham (d. 1597); compiled 1730-47, mostly by John Thorpe, senior, who was a President of the College by virtue of his office as a Warden of Rochester Bridge. As follows:-

(1) Copy of the inscription over the South Portal, with a note by Thorpe. fol. 1;-

(2) An Abstract ... of the Rules and Ordinances of the New-Colledge of Cobham (1687) and Morning and Evening Prayers As ... used in ... Cobham (1687). fols. 2-11v;-

(3) Revised editions (misbound) of the Abstract and Prayers (1733). fols. 12-27v;-

(4) Pro Formas relating to elections to vacancies. fols. 28v-33;-

(5) Nomination of John Gray as Warden, 1747, and notes on the qualities needed in a warden. fols. 34-5;-

(6) Note conc. the rules of Cobham College by John Thorpe, senior. fol. 36 r, v;-

(7) List of Presidents, 1599-1730. fols. 37-9;-

(8) Papers relating to rents, leases (eg. of Smith's Farm to 1747), including (fols. 65-6v) a letter, 15 March 1747/8, of Jarvis Maplesden to Thorpe, with disbursements ( 1599-1742). fols. 40-67;-

(9) 'The Case of Cobham Vicaridge ...'. Opinion conc. tithes, 1710. Formerly part of MS 200 (Ellis, art 1). fols. 68-74v.
Thorpe, John (1715-1792), antiquary
Thorpe, John (1682-1750), antiquary
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