Home  / MSS/0445

Account book of Sir William Twysden

Reference code
Account book of Sir William Twysden
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; pp. iii + an incomplete series paginated 375-786 (a number of pages missing).
Vellum binding, with green ties. Name of Thomas Cornon, Johnson's Court, Fleet St., London, on the pastedown (fol. i; possibly a lawyer, cf. the 'Mr Cornon' mentioned, p. 751). Sale-cat, cutting, fol. ii.
Scope and content
Account book of Sir William Twysden, of Roydon Hall, East Peckham, Kent, 5th Bt. (d. 1751), and his son, Sir William, 6th Bt. (d. 1767), etc.; 1715-78. The main contents (commencing p. 390) relate to sales of wheat, payments and receipts, wages, interest on money, taxes, etc. Summaries of woodfelling, 1715-66 (pp. 379-86) and 1767-78 (pp. 468-84); section relating mainly to rents received, 1723-32 (pp. 750-69).
Cook family of Roydon Hall
Twysten family of Roydon Hall
Previous reference number(s)
MS 445
Archival history
Presented by Arthur Frederick Hill, FSA, 1920 (fol. iii).