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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Next Event: Palaeography Lecture

An extract from the Baptism Register for Theydon Mount
The Essex Society for Archaeology and History's next event will be on Saturday 7th February 2015 at 2pm Lecture at Chelmsford Museum.  Speaker Laurie Page on Palaeography, with a presentation and a hands-on opportunity to attempt to decipher old documents. Followed by tea and biscuits. Members free, non members £1.00. Booking required.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

It seems right to commemorate the death of Winston Churchill fifty years ago this month.  A Member of Parliament for the Essex constituencies of Epping (from 1924-45) then the newly created constituency of Woodford carved out of Epping (1945-64), with a prominent political career spanning the whole of the first half of the twentieth century.  Churchill came to real prominence on 10 May 1940 as Prime Minister of a Coalition or National Government.   Boris Johnson’s book, ‘The Churchill Factor’, is found on the Politics shelf of the local bookshop.  He examines not the history of the two World Wars but the impact Churchill made on them and more so on our nation.  He sees the drive of a man who was the right person at the right time to lead Great Britain at a pivotal moment in her history.  He credits Churchill with being the sole individual who decided to fight on when appeasement with the Nazis seemed the only solution.  Johnson spends a while considering what might have happened if Hitler had overrun the country and what sort of European state we might have been in now. 

Johnson, subtly styles and aligns himself as a Churchillian politician – the pillar box type cover back and front, the informal and inventive use of words, and the arguments he puts forward on the hot party political issues of today – seeing the man as a hero, glossing over Churchill’s less than creditable personality traits. 

Asked to nominate a Great Briton many would say Churchill.  The book certainly ‘sizzles’ to use the word from ‘The Times’.


The archives of the Essex Society for Archaeology hold something both odd and intriguing.  It’s a copy of ‘Junior and Senior Teachers World and Schoolmistress’ dated 22 May 1940 (S/LIB/9/29/1).  The cover page is devoted to the formation of the National Government under Churchill.  “We have the immense honour and proud privilege of being the foe whom the Nazis hate and fear the most” it declares.  “The debate which followed was brief and subdued, but Mr Lloyd George, who rose in response to calls from all parts of the House, made a short and perfect speech in which, as Father of the House and the great War Minister of twenty-five years ago, he wrapped, as it were, his mantle around the shoulders of his old friend and disciple Winston Churchill. It was as if 1914-18 was handing on a torch to 1940-?”

Thursday, 29 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/50

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.

S/LIB/9/50
Parish Register Transcripts and Indexes

Now superseded in this county by Essex Ancestors, the Essex Archaeological Society engaged in a number of projects to transcribe Parish Registers, including its early survey of 1858 (S/SEC/4/1), the work by Sperling during the 1930s to transcribe Marriage Registers, and Peter Boyden’s work in the 1970s to catalogue the Society’s holdings of Parish Registers etc in Hollytrees Library.  We must remember that, until Registers were deposited in the Essex Record Office in the mid twentieth century, these documents were kept in the church safe and could usually only be viewed with the permission of the parish incumbent.
The collection has been collated into a box.

Contents:
1.       Three photocopied sheets listing availability of Parish Registers in Essex.  ‘Essex Arch Soc’ mentioned many times.
2.       Single sheet, Extract from Halsbury ‘Laws of England’ (Vol 13, 1955 edition) setting out ecclesiastical law regarding the searching of Parish Registers
3.       Alphabetical list of parishes and independent townships, etc, in Essex, circa 1400-1881, pp4, typed, with note, “5/9/68 from Mr Newton ERO. This list is still used and not been superceded”
4.       ‘Colchester Church Registers in the care of the Vicar of St Botolph’s’, pp1, date stamped “24 Jan 1972”
5.       Red booklet.  ‘List of Copies of the Parish Registers of Essex’.  1930s.  An alphabetical list of registers “in the Library of the Essex Archaeological Society, at Holly Trees, Colchester”.  Includes a letter from CFD Sperling, Ballingdon Hall, dated 24 Oct 1935: “ I send herewith for the Essex Arch Soc the following [14] marriage Register transcripts”.
6.       Green booklet. “Essex Archaeological Society. Its manuscript collection of Parish Registers & Monumental Inscription Transcripts, at Hollytrees, Colchester”. “J. B.-B. 9-8-[19]78”  Alphabetical list by parish.
7.       Parish Register Transcripts. Shelf List. pp20
8.       Parish Registers, listed alphabetically by parish, on computer paper. 1970s?
9.       Envelope containing the work of CFD Sperling and C Partridge in obtaining transcription of Parish Registers.  Includes (1) Church Registers Marriages. Alphabetical list compiled by Sperling; (2) Letter from Henry, Bishop of Chelmsford, Bishopscourt, Chelmsford, dated 2.3.1932: “I am quite willing to give you permission to borrow the Registers of any parish in this Diocese, and I authorise the Incumbent to lend them to you for the purpose of copying them”; (3) Letter from Bishop of Barking, dated 26.9.1931; (4) Letter from A J Parry from St Peter’s Vicarage, Upton Cross, E7 to the Bishop, dated 7.7.1931; (5) Letter from Wanstead Rectory to the Bishop, 1.7.1931; (6) Letter from Little Yeldham Rectory to Revd Alfred Young, dated 2.7.1931; (7) Letter from Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich to Sperling, dated 14.2.1931: “As requested by Mr Charles Partridge I hereby authorise you to borrow the registers of any parish in this Diocese”; (8) Notes on Parish Registers transcribed by C Partridge including a list of 12 refusals by clergy. This includes Great Bentley: “Bentley Magna.  After correspondence, & after calling several times, I at last found the Vicar at home – Rev G Colley. He has a transcript from 1558 to (I think) 1717, made by a former vicar.  He showed it to me, but refused to lend it on the ground that our work is “utterly useless”. He said “You would be better using your time in digging potatoes, or in working as I do – preaching the Gospel”!  He is quite impossible, an awful bounder, & was so impertinent that I walked out of the vicarage. I wouldn’t go again should he beg me to go. I leave him to you and the Bishop!
10.   Envelope.  Peter Boyden’s draft of “the first attempt to publish a detailed listing to the Society’s collection of transcripts”.  MS on scrap paper, c1978.
11.   Parish Registers transcript – Layer-de-la-Haye.  Typed, crudely stapled onto scrap paper (1) Baptisms, Vol. 1 1767-1812, pp8 (as ERO D/P 255/1/1); Marriages, Vol. 2, 1755-1812, pp5 (as ERO D/P 255/1/2); Burials,Vol. 1, 1767-1812 (as ERO D/P 255/1/1)
12.   Parish Register transcript – Tarring, Sussex. Typed, pp5. Extract covers BMD 1676-1680 including, 1678, “burials to be in woollen. An Affidavit had to be sworn before a Parson, Vicar, Curate and brought within 8 days of burial. This Act was passed in order to encourage the woollen and paper industry, but it was found to act prejudicially, and was subsequently withdrawn”. Burials in the Register are noted “flannell”.
13.   Parish Register transcript – Great Wakering Congregational Church. Baptisms 1849-1873, Marriages 1851-1902, MIs 1822-1945. (indexed). Transcribed and copied by Gwendoline M Rawlingson 1980 for the Essex Society For Family History
14.   The Monumental Inscriptions in the Churchyard of Ridlington Church, Norfolk. Transcribed by R & P Jellis. Published in 1981 by Ronald Jellis
15.   Parish Registers transcript – Great Bardfield. Transcribed and Indexed by Jack H Baxter, 1975. (1) Baptisms 1813-1846 (as ERO D/P 67/1/6); Burials 1813-1859 (as ERO D/P 67/1/8); Baptisms 1847-1876 (as ERO D/P 67/1/10).


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/48-49

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers


This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.

S/LIB/9/48
Essex Churches Volume I
S/LIB/9/49
Essex Churches Volume II

Two volumes forming a collection of Essex church photographs and postcards exterior and interior, dating from c1880 to c1910.  A unique and interesting archive.

Copies will be published in due course.  

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/47

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.

S/LIB/9/47
Information on deformed children, 2pp

Letter and extracts from Registers giving three illustrations / transcriptions of deformed infants: Colchester St Peter, 1687 (ERO D/P 178/1/2); Colchester St Mary Walls, 1742 (D/P 246/1/5); and, Colchester St Mary Walls, 1738 (D/P 246/1/5). 


Monday, 26 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/46

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.


S/LIB/9/46
Sale of Property by Auction

Noted as duplicates

1.       82 Broomfield Road, Chelmsford. Auction 25 March 1955 (clean and annotated copy)
2.       Valuable Freehold Building Land, Tiptree, Essex. Auction. 24 March 1964
3.       The Elms Estate (Broomfield). Auction 5 March 1937
4.       “The Roses”, Station Road, Tolleshunt D’Arcy. Auction 24 September 1964
5.       Budds Farm, Highwood near Chelmsford. Auction 27 June 1930
6.       Particulars of Grey Goose Farm, Stifford Clays. Auction 1 March 1973
7.       Benyon Estates near Romford, Hornchurch, Dagenham & The Thames Side Industrial Areas whole covering 4000 acres. Auction 25 June 1937
8.       The Manor, Tendring. Auction 11 September 1923
9.       Particulars of Manning Farm & The Cedars or Dairy Farm, Frating. For sale Saturday July 23 1921

Sunday, 25 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/45

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.

S/LIB/9/45
Research TS pp 246, of unpublished book entitled 'King Coel and His Kingdom’ by R J Appleby. “From the Appleby Family, January 1976”.


Brumfelda History Group. 'Broomfield's Lost Prince and His World'. A talk on Wednesday 11 February 2015



Saturday, 24 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/44

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.


S/LIB/9/44
Red Bound Book. Manor of Dedham Hall, Essex. Rental Lady Day. 1762. MSS.

Friday, 23 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/43

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.

S/LIB/9/43
Fowler’s Mosaic Pavements. Arch Cat 1960. Num 89.


Notes, 13pp, rearranged from ‘Fowler’s Mosaic Pavements &c by Ludovic, Earl Of Crawford. London 1883’. Dated 1928.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/42

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.


S/LIB/9/42
Wax Seals collected for the Essex Archaeological Society

Comprises:
Secretary of State – War Office
His Majesty’s High Commission
Commission of Imperial Defence
War Office
Commander in Chief, Portsmouth
Irish Office – Private Secretary – Dublin Castle addressed to The Right Honble H O Arnold-Foster M.P., Immediate & Confidential (Envelope empty by sealed)

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/41

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.

S/LIB/9/41
Essex Bookplates, collected for the Essex Archaeological Society by P G Laver during the 1920s and 1930s

Comprises:
Small book containing an index of the collection
10 small packets of book plates
Two sheets of paper, written late 1970s?, providing a list of the majority of the collection (transcribed below with quantity).

15 – Gerald Henry Rendell
1 – Mallord W Turner, and description of Arms
10 – Revd. Jos. Round
16 – Anna Christiana Round
1 – C Berain
1 – Philip Bayles
1 – John William Bridges
1 – C Cox
1 – William Carr
1 – Revd. W Carr M.A.
5 – Revd. William Carr (“Please return this book when read”)
2 – Peter Despaignol
10 – Freeland
1 – E & L Carrick Freeman
3 – Rt Gambier Esq
1 – William Lee Esq of Hartwell, Bucks
1 – Hilkiah Bedford Hall
2 – Revd. D Haynes
2 – James John & Sophia Holroyd – White Hall
1 – Henry Bradshaw Isherwood
1 – Robt Woodgate
1 – William Henry Hallett F.L.S.
1 – Robert George Wyndham Herbert Ickleton
1 – Henry St John’s, Kaffraria
1 – Frederick Page Keeling
1 – William Kilborn
1 – Arthur Swann Howard Lowe
1 – Theophilus Metcalfe
1 – Arms of the Revd Mowbray Pinckney Mason
1 – John Orde
1 – W W Page
1 – William Page Thomas Phillips
1 – Edward Bainbridge Penfold
1 – Tho, Parslow
1 – John Sparke Aul. Trin. Cant.
1 – Horace Ralph Spearman
1 – Charles Sandys
3 – Rev W M Tucker
1 – William Daniell Watson
1 – Charles Western
1 – Bradford Wilmer
6 – Sam Wegg Esq
1 – Sam Wegg Esq (different design)
4 – F A Waite
1 – John Culliford Goodden
1 – No name.  Spe Labor Levis
1 – I.H.N. ?  Mens Hominis Alitur Discendo Reddite Cuique Suum
1 – No name.  Fac Et Spera
1 – No name.  Hinc Lucem et Pocola Sacra
1 – No name.  Respice Finem
1 – No name.  Verum Atque Decens.
1 – No name.  Verum Atque Decens. (different design)
1 – No name.  Servabo Fidern
1 – No name.  Faire Sans Dire
1 – No name.  Pictatis Amator
2 – Collegii Sti Augustini apvd Cantaurienses Liber
1 – King’s School, Canterbury
1 – U B Mattocks. Bkseller. Colchester
9 – Barlow
1 – Chard School Somerset
1 – Charles V Mitford
1 – No name. Small – arms
1 – Robert Viney Bkseller. Cannon Alley against N Door of St Pauls London
1 – I R Kirby

Charles Clark, Totham
Henry Calloway
S Read Bookbinder Colchester
W Totham Binder North Hill Colchester
T A Abdy
Sr Wm Abdy Bart Chobham Place
I R Abdy Esq  Albyns
Jane Braybrooke
Edward Capel Cure
W I Casberd–Boteler
W B Daniels of Little Waltham
Front page from book 2 marks Samuel Clark James Deeme, Colchester.  Other side of page ‘Licensed to be published July 10 1685. Ro. L’Estrange
Essex Archaeological Society
William Warwick Hawkins, Arlesford Hall
H W Lewer F.S.A.
Henry Hafterman Esq
John Palmer
Edwd Francklin Rainham A.M.
2 – Gerald Henry Rendall
Joseph Tasker, Middleton Hall
R E Thomas
Townsend Warner
Benjamin Way
Gregory Lewis Way
John Wright
William Stych of Newbury in Parish of Barkin
Richard Tickell
Sr Richard Brown, Debden Hall
Kenrick Grantham, Stifford Com.
T W Bramston
Anthony Luther, Dodding Hall
Revd Dr Beauvoir, Dean of Bocking
Samuel Moody A.M. Rector of Dudinghurst, Essex
Rev Mr Andrew Agnew, Rector, Fobbing
Right Honble Frederick Earl of Rochford
William Petre Esqr
Rever Robt Warren D.D. Rector of Charton & Stratford Bon.
Catlin Thorowgood, gent, of Dews (?) Hall
Revd Mr Dewcomen, Vicar of Braintree
Edwin Worts, Colchester. Also letter to Dr Laver and photo of William Worts
4 – Castle Society, Colchester
4 – Colchester Public Library. Ex dono G H Rendall
2 – Castle Society, Colchester (different design)
Castle Society, Colchester (same design but for Magazine of History. 14 Vols)
Gift to Colchester Library from Revd Palmer Smythies
Gift to Colchester Library from Charles Gray Esq
Borough of Colchester, Public Library, La Barte Bequest
No name. Ditat Servata Fides
Letter from R E Thomas to Dr Laver
Richard Edwin Thomas, Beeleigh Abbey
R E Thomas (different)
Richard Thomas (different)
R E Thomas (different)
John Minton Courtauld
Thos Barrett Lennard – Pour Bien Desire

from Col. Mangles to Kenneth Mabbitt

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/40

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.


S/LIB/9/40
Transcription.  Book of the Half-Yearly Visitations of The Archdeaconry of Colchester in the Years 1587 & 1588

“Labelled Volume XX in the Chelmsford Registry.”
The original document is now in the Essex Record Office (ERO D/ACV/1).  There are also transcripts by Browne (ERO D/AZ 1/3) and Clark (ERO D/AZ 2/26).  In Transactions of the EAS ‘New Series’, Vol XIX Part 1, Page 1, there is an item on ‘Records of the Archdeaconries of Essex and Colchester’.

West Essex Archaeological Group: Lectures, February to May 2015

DIG INTO THE PAST
WEST ESSEX ARCHAEOLOGICAL GROUP

Monthly meetings, starting at 7:45 p.m., are held
from September to June, at:
6th Form Block
Woodford County High School
High Road, Woodford Green IG8 9LA

The 2014-15 lecture programme includes:
Feb 9 – Archaeology During the Crossrail Project
Mar 9 – A.G.M. and Presidential Address
Apr 13 – A Victorian Burial Ground in Bethnal Green
May 11 – Recent Excavations Along the Walbrook
For further details visit www.weag.co.uk

Monday, 19 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/39

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.

S/LIB/9/39
Extracts from ‘Guide to Heraldry and Genealogy’ by George Gatfield. 1892.  Handwritten notes on Exercise Book pages.


As title

Sunday, 18 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/38

Minchen's Farm, Great Dunmow (S/LIB/9/38/10)
Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.


S/LIB/9/38
Glasscock Papers.  Minchen’s Farm, Pharisee Green, Great Dunmow.  Includes correspondence c1918 and Pedigree of Glasscok identifying ancestor with property.

Family research relating to the Glasscock family and ‘Minchens’
1.       “Chart to shew the descent of ‘Minchens’ in Dunmow from William Glascock who died 1579 …”. 2 sheets
2.       Sheet of paper. “Note A. Salmon (Hist of Essex) says that ‘Minchens was purchased by Sir James Hallett’ as he died in 1703. It would appear then Francis Glascock must have been the vendor & will his sister to whom it was left in his will.”
3.       Notes on Glascock of Dunmow
4.       Two identical photographs of window at back of house
5.       Letter to Glascock from Foxweld, dated 26.12.1912 regarding family
6.       Letter to Glascock from Foxweld, dated 27.12.1912 regarding family
7.       Letter to Glascock from Foxweld, dated 26.08.1913 regarding family
8.       Letter to Glascock from Foxweld, dated 22.11.1913 regarding family
9.       Letters in response to enquiries about deeds of Minchins Farm: (1) Fisher Jesson & Co, 9.10.1917; (2) Holmes & Hills, Bocking End, 5.3.1918; (3) Holmes & Hills, Bocking End, Braintree, 12.4.1918
10.   Photograph “Minchens, Dunmow. SE Front”
11.   Letter from L E Beaumont, “Sunnington House, near Leicester” dated 19.3.1919 regarding mantelpiece removed from Minchens and “the panelling was taken by Canon Beaumont: it was left … in his will”.
12.   Letter from T Harris, 2 sheets, “Builder & Contractor, Plumber, Undertaker & c , High Street Dunmow” dated 4.4.1919 regarding items removed from Minchens. “I will give you all the information I can.  The Carved Arch was in the Hall in front of the staircase and the Panel work was in the Hall & Back Room where I saw the mural work. Stone Mantle piece was in the Front Room left hand side of the Hall.  The mural work was also on the chimney breast of Back Room. The Arch Panelling & Stone Mantle were all removed at the same time as far as I know. … I know nothing about the Coat of Arms. … I do not know how long the Beaumont family owned Minchins.”
13.   Description of Minchen’s Farm “from Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (Essex) Vol. 1.”

Window. Minchen's Farm (S/LIB/9/38/4)


Saturday, 17 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/37

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.

S/LIB/9/37
Session Rolls. TS 40 pages. Extracts covering 1536 to 1565


40 pages typed.

Crossrail News

  • As part of the UK’s largest archaeology project, Crossrail will excavate the former Bedlam burial ground in Liverpool Street from March 2015 to enable construction of the Broadgate ticket hall. The dig will exhume thousands of bodies and artefacts dating from Roman times through to the 18th Century. For more see: http://transportrail.com/tunnelling-complete-spring199/ 

Friday, 16 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/36

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
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S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.


S/LIB/9/36
Parish Records of Little Parndon: extracts from early Parish Registers [ERO D/P 34], Briefs, Overseers Account Book (1759-1800)[ERO D/P 34/12/1], “matters relating to [th]e manner and Parish” 1688.

8 sheets, 16 pages, clipped together handwritten.

Transcript extracts will be published separately on this blog.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

ESAH Archives: S/LIB/9/35

Essex Society for Archaeology and History
Archives

S/LIB/9/…
Research Papers

This class of books and papers do not relate directly to the history of the Society but have been deposited by members or their beneficiaries.  The index is being made publicly available for the first time.  We welcome enquiries from members of the Society.

S/LIB/9/35
“Montagu Benton’s papers. Donated by British Museum on behalf of Mr Percy Thompson whose [brass] rubbings they are’. 

Handwritten on the reverse of a computer printout dated 31.12.1974.
Comprises a list of brasses in Essex, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Extract:
“M.B.1  Laindon. Centre floor of nave at foot chancel steps. Rubbed small priest (1907) of centre of Chancel floor (1907) Large Priest
M.B.2  Dagenham. Brass on Purbeck altar-tomb at N end of Chancel. Date 1479. Sir Thos Urswick, recorder of London, chief baron of Exchequer & his wife with 4 sons (missing) & 9 daughters (eldest a nun) two shields (1899).”
Notes of other brasses at Rainham, South Ockendon, Latton, Leigh (2), Latton, Thaxted, Harlow, Stanford Rivers, Roydon, Chigwell, North Weald, Stanford Rivers, Margaretting, Aveley & Harlow.
Suffolk: Ipswich (St Mary le Tower (2), Walton, Ipswich (St Mary Quay).
Norfolk: Metton, Aldborough, Upper Sheringham, Holme-next-the Sea, Great Ringshead.
Oxfordshire: Stanton Harcourt, Thame, Chinnor.
Bedfordshire: Bromham, Stevington, Elstow
Gloucestershire: Newland
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