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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

Research Papers

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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)

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