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Composite volume

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Composite volume
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Extent and format
ff. iii + 186.
Half leather binding, brown, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
Composite volume consisting mostly of part of the former bundle 195 (here called 195 bis), with all or portions of MSS/0183, MSS/0185/bis, MSS/0199 (Ellis, arts.5 (part),7), MSS/0200 (Ellis, arts.1,5). Consists of topographical memoranda, a few original documents, epitaphs, etc., collected by John Thorpe, senior, and relating mainly to the diocese of Rochester; mostly 1723-47, with some earlier and later material. Arranged in order of parishes. Contents list, fols. ii-iii. Includes:- Detailed accounts by John Thorpe, senior, of visits to sites of ruined chapels and chantries, eg. to the chantry of Scotgrave near Ash, 22 April 1728, fol. 8; copy letters of John Thorpe, senior; papers of the Paynter family (receipts, 1676-7, fols. 56,57, autograph letter of 'WP' (William Paynter?) of Gillingham, 1632, fol. 60, court presentment of Paynter, 1649, fol. 62), fols. 56-62; Gillingham assessment for maintenance of Parliamentary forces, 15 Apr.1649, fols. 63-8v. See also further details under 183, 185 bis, 199 (Ellis, arts.5 (part),7), 200 (Ellis, arts.1,5).
Paynter family of Gillingham
Thorpe, John (1682-1750), antiquary
Thorpe, John (1715-1792), antiquary
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