Monday, 31 December 2012

Ring Out The Old: St Peter's Church, Colchester

Recorded on Saturday 19 March 2011 en route to Essex Society for Archaeology and History Council Meeting: The bells of St Peter's Church, at the top of North Hill, Colchester.

Transactions Contents: 'New Series' Volume 10

Completing the sequence of Contents for 'Old Series' Volumes 1 - 5 and 'New Series' (Series 2) Volume 1 - 10.

Transactions ‘New Series. Volume 10

Volume X, Part I
Out of Stock

I.                    Some Tours of Essex.  By J Horace Round MA LLD … 1 (view online: http://www.esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/some-tours-in-essex-transactions-ns.html )
II.                  Langford Church.  By Henry Laver FSA … 10 (view online: http://www.esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/langford-church-transactions-ns-volume.html )
III.                Essex Monastic Inventories [Tilty, Chelmsford, Blackmore].  By R C Fowler … 14 (view online: http://www.esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/essex-monastic-inventories-transactions.html )
IV.                Uphall Camp. Notes on Ancient Entrenchments near Barking, on the left bank of the River Roding.  By Walter Crouch FZS etc VP Essex Field Club … 19 (view online: http://www.esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/uphall-camp-notes-on-ancient.html )
V.                  Dr Robert Aylett.  By J H Round MA LLD … 26
VI.                Holy Trinity Church, Bradwell. By the Rev T H Curling BA … 35 (view online: http://www.esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/holy-trinity-church-bradwell-juxta.html )
VII.              The Memorial Stone of a forgotten Essex Worthy [Edward Beaucock, Bradwell, near Braintree]. By the Rev H L Elliott MA … 43 (view online: http://www.esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-memorial-stone-of-forgotten-essex.html )
VIII.            The Last Days of Bay-making in Colchester.  By Henry Laver FSA … 47 (view online: http://www.esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/the-last-days-of-bay-making-in.html )

Review: ‘Norman Architecture in Essex’, ‘Medieval Architecture in Essex’ by Ernest Godman.  By CL … 55 (view online: http://www.esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/norman-architecture-in-essex-medieval.html )
In Memoriam – Ernest Godman.  By CL … 57 (view online: http://www.esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/norman-architecture-in-essex-medieval.html )

Domestic Inventory of the late John Arnold of Great Warley, 1724.  By M C
Faulkbourne Hall.  By R C F
Little Hallingbury.  BY J H R
The Band’s Buck.  By J H R

General Meeting of the Essex Archaeological Society held at Colchester Castle on Thursday the 19th April 1906 … 62
Quarterly Meeting and Excursion. Saturday 26th May 1906 [Feering Coggeshall, Bradwell] … 64
Report for 1905 … 66
Donations to the Society … 68
Balance Sheet … 71

Volume X, Part II
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IX.                Pargetting.  By Henry Laver FSA … 73
X.                  The Burh at Maldon.  By I Chalkley Gould FSA … 79 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/the-burh-at-maldon-transactions-ns.html )
XI.                King Alfred and the Lea.  By Eliot Howard … 82 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/king-alfred-and-lea-transactions-ns.html )
XII.              Mosaic Pavements in Colchester. By Henry Laver FSA … 84 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/mosaic-pavements-in-colchester.html )
XIII.            Stondon Massey Church.  By Rev E H L Reeve … 91 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/stondon-massey-church-transactions-ns.html )
XIV.            Greenstead [Greensted-juxta-Ongar] Church.  By Henry Laver FSA … 97 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/transactions-ns-volume-10-part-2.html )
XV.              Greenstead [Greensted-juxta-Ongar] and the Course of St Edmund’s Translation.  By I Chalkley Gould FSA … 104 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/transactions-ns-volume-10-part-2_20.html )

Scott, of Woolston Hall. By W C W
Plesiago. By W C W
Blackmore Priory.  By R C F
Leighs Priory. By R C F
Abbots of Stratford.  By R C F

Review: ‘Braintree and Bocking’ by Mary Cunningham and Stephen A Warner … 110
Special Meeting and Excursion, Saturday 30th June 1906 [Langford, Heybridge, Maldon and Beeleigh.  Paper on All Saints’Church, Maldon] … 111
Quarterly Meeting and Excursion, Thursday 2nd August 1906 [Chelmsford, Writtle, Danbury, Writtle and Little Baddow.  Papers on Chelmsford Church, Writtle Church & St John the Baptist, Danbury] … 117  (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/quarterly-meeting-and-excursion.html )
Quarterly Meeting and Excursion, Saturday 6th October 1906 [Doddinghurst, Stondon Massey, High Ongar, Greensted.  Papers on Doddinghurst Church & High Ongar Church] … 138 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/quarterly-meeting-and-excursion_26.html )

Volume X, Part III
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XVI.            The Baud Family of Corryngham [Corringham] and Hadham Parva [Little Hadham].  By William Minet MA FSA … 145
XVII.          Elmstead Church.  By Henry Laver FSA … 177 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/elmstead-church-transactions-ns-volume.html )
XVIII.        Some Interesting Essex Brasses [Part 1: Barking, Bradfield, Chelmsford, Chigwell, Chingford x2.  Part 2:  East Horndon, Fryerning, Grays Thurrock, Great Henny, Great Parndon. Part 3: Harlow, Harwich, Hempstead, High Ongar x2, Hornchurch, Kelvedon Hatch, Leigh x2, Little Horkesley, Little Leighs, Netteswell, Orsett. Part 4: Rainham, Saffron Walden, Thaxted, Theydon Garnon. Part 5: Tollesbury, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Walthamstow]. By Miller Christy, W W Porteous and E Bertram Smith … 181 (view online: Part 1 http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/some-interesting-essex-brasses-1.html ; Part 2 http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/some-interesting-essex-brasses-2.html ; Part 3 http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/some-interesting-essex-brasses-3.html ; Part 4 http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/some-interesting-essex-brasses-4.html ;  Part 5 http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/some-interesting-essex-brasses-5.html )
XIX.            Church Goods of Essex [Barking, Wakes Colne, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Rainham, Wickham Bishops, Ramsey, and Great Horkesley].  By R C Fowler … 228 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/church-goods-of-essex-transactions-ns.html  )
XX.              Old Chigwell Wills. By William Chapman Waller FSA … 237 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/old-chigwell-wills-transactions-ns.html )
XXI.            The Manor of Wetherfield: Notes from Court Roll temp. Richard II.  By William Chapman Waller FSA … 246 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/the-manor-of-wethersfield-notes-from.html )
XXII.          Notes on some Tracts of Ancient Settlement near Shoeburyness.  By Mrs Charles Chenevix Trench … 251 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/notes-on-some-tracts-of-ancient.html )
XXIII.        On some Neglected Antiquities of Essex and their bearing on certain Religious Houses.  By J French … 257 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/on-some-neglected-antiquities-of-essex.html )

In Memoriam – Isaac Chalkley Gould … 260 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/in-memoriam-isaac-chalkley-gould.html )

Little Dunmow Church.  By H L E
The Hospital, Newport.  By I C G
The Supporters of the Arms of De Vere.  By H L E
Robert Aylett LLD.  By C F D S
Plesinchou.  By W C W

General Meeting of the Essex Archaeological Society held at Colchester Castle on Tuesday the 30th April 1907 … 267 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/general-meeting-of-essex-archaeological.html )
Quarterly Meeting and Excursion, Thursday 30th May 1907 [Prittlewell, Southchurch, Great and Little Wakering, Barling and Sutton.  Papers on Prittlewell Church, Great Wakering Church, Little Wakering Church & Barling Church] … 269 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/quarterly-meeting-and-excursion.html )
Visit of the Royal Archaeological Institute to Colchester, July 23rd to 31st 1907 … 279 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/visit-of-royal-archaeological-institute.html )
Quarterly Meeting and Excursion, Thursday 19th September 1907 [Little Dunmow and Leez Priory] … 281 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/quarterly-meeting-and-excursion_7.html )
Donations to the Society … 286
Balance Sheet … 288

Volume X, Part IV
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I.                    Thomas Lord Audley of Walden 1488-1544.  By William Howard-Flanders … 289 (view online: Part 1: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/thomas-lord-audley-of-walden-1488-1544.html  Part 2: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/thomas-lord-audley-of-walden-1488-1544_15.html  )
II.                  A Woodham Ferrers Charter.  By J H Round MA LLD … 303  (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/a-woodham-ferrers-charter-transactions.html  )
III.                Dr Gilberd’s Birthplace [Tymperleys, Colchester].  By J H Round MA LLD … 307 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/dr-gilberds-birthplace-transactions-ns.html  )
IV.                Old Chigwell Wills.  By William Chapman Waller FSA … 312
V.                  A Note on the Manor of Wivenhoe.  By William Chapman Waller FSA … 320  (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/a-note-on-manor-of-wivenhoe.html  )
VI.                Roman Houses in the Castle Park, Colchester.  By Henry Laver FSA … 323 (view online: http://cat.essex.ac.uk/reports/EAS-report-0034.pdf )
VII.              Discovery of a Supposed Roman Brick Kiln near Serpentine Walk, Colchester.  By Henry Laver FSA … 325 (view online: http://cat.essex.ac.uk/reports/EAS-report-0035.pdf )
VIII.            Some Owners and Occupiers of the Valley House, Langham.  By L C Sier … 327  (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/some-owners-and-occupiers-of-valley.html  )
IX.                ‘Wenlocks’ and the Wenlock Family of Langham.  By L C Sier … 334
X.                  On the Moated Grange and Mill at Waltham Abbey.  By John French … 341 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/on-moated-grange-and-mill-at-waltham.html   )
XI.                Some account of St Germain’s Manor, Kelvedon Hatch.  By Mrs Spencer … 345  (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/some-account-of-st-germains-manor.html  )

Archaeological Notes … 347
The Baud Family.  By J.H.R.
Heydon and Great Chishall.  By J H R
Witham Church.  By J H R
Maldon Borough Records and Religious Houses.  By R C F
Some Abbots of Beeleigh.  By R C F
The Maldon Carmelites.  By R C F
Medieval Boarders at Leighs Priory.  By R C F
Moor Hall, Harlow.  By W C W
Broomfield Church.  By W C W
Priory of Wix.  By G R

General Meeting of the Essex Archaeological Society held at Colchester Castle on Thursday the 23rd April 1908 … 357  (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/general-meeting-of-essex-archaeological.html  )
Report for 1907 … 360
Donations to the Society … 362
Balance Sheet … 364

Transactions Contents: 'New Series' Volume 5

Contact the Essex Society for Archaeology for more information about this volume. 

Transactions ‘New Series. Volume 5

Volume V, Part I

I.                    An Old Church-Chest: Being Notes of the Contents of that at Theydon Garnon, Essex.  By William Chapman Waller MA FSA … 1
II.                  The Roads of Dengie Hundred.  By Henry Laver FSA … 33
III.                Rayleigh Mount.  By J H Round … 41
IV.                Leez Priory.  I. By F Chancellor FRIBA. … 44    II.  By John Sargeaunt MA … 49
V.                  Some Notes on the Parish Registers of Halstead.  By C F D Sperling MA … 53
VI.                Essex in Drayton’s Poly-Olbion.  By I C Gould … 63
VII.              The King Bequests.  By Henry Laver FSA … 65

Archaeological Intelligence … 69
St Botolph’s Priory, Colchester.  By J Horace Round, M.A.
Romano-British Urn at Halstead.  By C F D Sperling, M.A.
Roman Cemetery at Great Maplestead. By C F D Sperling, M.A.
Roman Remains at Southminster. By William A Hurrell

Quarterly General Meeting held at Southend, 7th September 1893 … 71
Council Meeting held at Colchester Castle, 21st December 1893 … 74
General Meeting held at Colchester Castle, 1st March 1894 … 76
Report for 1893 … 77

Volume V, Part II

VIII.            Pleshy [Pleshey]. By J Horace-Round MA … 82
IX.                The Milbournes of Essex and the King’s Otter Hounds 1385-1439.  By Thomas Milbourn … 87
X.                  Notes upon an Earthwork near Harlow Railway Station.  By I C Gould … 95
XI.                Harlow.  By G F Beaumont FSA … 99
XII.              Layer Marney Earthwork.  By G F Beaumont FSA … 100
XIII.            A Relic from Stratford Langthorne Abbey.  By Canon Stevens FSA … 101

Archaeological Intelligence … 103
St Botolph’s, Colchester.  By J H Round
Halstead Church. By J H Round
Nonconformity in Essex. By J H Round

Quarterly Meeting at Harlow, 17th May 1894 … 105
General Meeting and Annual Excursion held at Broomfield, Great Waltham, Pleshy, High Easter, Mashbury, and Chignal Smealy, 26th July 1894 … 108
Quarterly General Meeting at Borley, 27th October 1894 … 117
List of General Meetings 1853-1893 … 121
Abstract of Minutes 1852-1893 … 123

Volume V, Part III

XIV.            Some Essex County Families.  By A Member of The Society … 131
XV.              The Abbeys of Coggeshall and Stratford Longthorne.  By J Horace Round MA … 139
XVI.            Essex Field Names.  Part 1 – The Hundred of Ongar and Half Hundred of Harlow and Waltham.  Collected and arranged by William Chapman Waller MA FSA. … 144

Archaeological Intelligence … 182
Stifford Church.  By J H Round
Witchcraft in Essex.  By J H Round
Halstead.  By J H Round
Early Essex Clergy.  By J H Round

General Meeting at Colchester Castle, 21st March 1895 … 183
Report for 1894 … 185

Volume V, Part IV

XVII.          Harwich and the Siege of Colchester.  By J Horace Round … 191 (view online: http://cat.essex.ac.uk/reports/EAS-report-0028.pdf )
XVIII.        Ancient Wills.  By H C Malden MA … 196
XIX.            Some Essex Manuscripts. Being an account of those belonging to W S Chisenhale-Marsh Esq of Gaynes Park. Part 1.  By William Chapman Waller MA FSA … 200
XX.              Norsey Wood near Billericay.  By B R Branfill … 226
XXI.            A Saxon Grave at Broomfield.  By C H Read. Secretary, Society of Antiquities … 237

Archaeological Notes … 243
The Oldest Essex Charter.  By J H Round
Yaspen.  By J H Round
Essex Clergy in 1294.  By J H Round
Coggeshall in Domesday. By J H Round
Saffron Walden.  By J H Round
The Manor of Rayne. By J H Round
Colchester Castle.  By J H Round
The Arms of Colchester. By J H Round
Stifford Church.  By William Chapman Waller
South Weald Chapel.  By William Chapman Waller
Allotment Grounds [Chingford].  By A F Russell

Quarterly General Meeting at Little Burstead, May 11th 1895 … 251
General Meeting at Saffron Walden, 1st August 1895 … 261
Quarterly Meeting at Felstead [Felsted], 3rd October 1895 … 263
List of Members

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Sunday, 30 December 2012

ESAH Sunday Series: Church stories

A sequence of stories about clergymen, in particular.  Written by Revd. EHL Reeve in 1881.


There is an amusing story told of Sir Henry Smith of Berechurch.  He was at a dinner party once where the conversation turned upon the different sects of religion and their distinctions and differences with the Church.  At last they turned to Sir Henry and asked him what he thought of it all.  “Upon my word,” said the old baronet, “upon my word, there are as many different sects of religion as there are cocks and hens at a barn-door”.

Clergyman Visits: A Saying

“A trading voyage”.  Paying off many calls on the same afternoon.  Making a journey answer.

Transactions Contents: 'New Series' Volume 4

Transactions ‘New Series. Volume 4

Volume IV, Part I

I.                    Report on the Discovery of an Ancient Burial Place in the Parish of Shudy Camps, upon the Essex Border.  By D Gurteen Junr. … 1 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/discovery-of-ancient-burial-place-at.html
II.                  On the Identification of Assanduna with Ashdon.  By Rev H B Sweet DD Rector of Ashdon … 5  (view online:  http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/on-identification-of-assanduna-with.html
III.                The Preservation of Parish Records.  By the Rev Cecil Deedes MA … 11 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-preservation-of-parish-registers.html  ) 
IV.                On the Recent Discovery of Celtic Urns at [Water Lane,] Colchester [1889].  By Henry Laver FSA FLS … 18 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/on-recent-discovery-of-celtic-urns-at.html )  
V.                  Some Remarks upon English Ecclesiastical Seals of the Official Class. By G E Pritchett FSA … 21 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/some-remarks-upon-english.html  ) 
VI.                The Bells of Essex.  By J A Sparvel-Bayly FSA … 26 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-bells-of-essex-transactions-new.html
VII.              The Church Bells of Essex.  By Rev Cecil Deedes MA … 34 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-church-bells-of-essex-transactions.html
VIII.            In Memoriam. John Charles Lett Stahlschmidt … 40

General Meeting at Colchester Castle 28th February 1889 … 46 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/general-meeting-at-colchester-castle.html
General Meeting at Bartlow 24th May 1889 … 49 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/general-meeting-at-bartlow-24th-may.html
Annual General Meeting at Epping. 16thAugust 1889 … 50 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/annual-general-meeting-at-epping-16th.html
Report Read at the Annual General Meeting at Epping, 16th August 1889 … 55 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/report-read-at-annual-general-meeting.html  )
Summary of Proceedings at Council Meetings … 57
Donations to the Society … 58

Volume IV, Part II

IX.                On some Ancient Boulders scattered in the District of the Colnes.  By the Rev H T Armfield MA FSA Rector of Colne Engaine … 61
X.                  Notes on Travels of Cosmo through England in 1669.  By I C Gould … 70
XI.                Description of Gold Signet Ring found at Layer Marney.  By Henry Laver FSA FSL … 81
XII.              Witham Essex.  By Lieut-Col W J Lucas … 84
XIII.            St Mary’s Church, Elsenham, Essex.  By G E Pritchett FSA … 120

Quarterly Meeting at Burnham, 15th October 1889 … 125
Quarterly Meeting at East Tilbury, 22nd May 1890 … 138
Annual General Meeting at Harwich, 28th August 1890 … 143
Quarterly Meeting at Elsenham, 31st October 1890 … 147
Quarterly Meeting at Colchester, 14th March 1891 … 149
Report read at the Annual General Meeting at Harwich, 28th August 1890 … 152
Report read at the Annual General Meeting at Kelvedon, 6th August 1891 … 154
Summary of Proceedings at Council Meetings … 156
Donations to the Society … 159

Volume IV, Part III

XIV.            Destruction of Church Monuments in Essex. By H W King … 161
XV.              Rayleigh Mount: A British Oppidum.  By Henry Laver FSA … 172
XVI.            The Lawless Court of the Honour of Rayleigh.  By H W King … 179
XVII.          Remarks upon the Ancient Cemetery in Chigwell Parish.  By I C Gould … 196
XVIII.        Description of a Roman Oven or Kiln Discovered at South Shoebury.  By H W King … 202
XIX.            The Siege of Colchester … 205

Quarterly General Meeting at Rochford, 26th May 1891 … 219
Annual General Meeting at Kelvedon, 6th August 1891 … 220
Quarterly General Meeting held at Bures on Friday October the 9th 1891 … 221
General Meeting at Colchester Castle, 29th February 1892 … 222
Donations to the Society … 226

Volume IV, Part IV

XX.              Layer Marney Church.  By the Rev H J Boys MA … 227
XXI.            Notes on the Tombs and Memorial Tablets on the Parish Church, Hatfield Broad Oak.  By the Rev F W Galpin MA FLS … 235
XXII.          The Essex Dialect and the Influence of the New World.  By the Rev H T Armfield MA FLS … 245
XXIII.        St Michael’s Church, Braintree, Essex.  By the Rev J W Kenworthy … 254
XXIV.        Notes of Hedingham Castle and Church and of a Sculptured Pillar of Stone.  By C F Hayward FSA FRIBA … 278
XXV.          Early Consecration Crosses in St Leonard’s Church, Southminster. By G F Prichett FSA … 284
XXVI.        The Lawless Court of the Honour of Rayleigh: Addendum.  By H W King … 286

Quarterly General Meeting at Manuden, 31st May 1892 … 288
Quarterly General Meeting at Grays Thurrock, 23rd August 1892 … 291
Quarterly General Meeting at Braintree, 27th October 1892 … 297
Annual General Meeting held at Colchester Castle, 9th March 1893 … 298
Quarterly General Meeting at Castle Hedingham, 25th May 1893 … 301
Report … 305
Donations … 306

Memoir of the late Henry William King, of Leigh.  By Walter Crouch FZS &c … 307

The Register of Admissions to the Royal Grammar School of Colchester

Saturday, 29 December 2012

The Church Bells of Essex: Transactions 'New Series' Volume 4 Part 1

After publication of this article in 1890, Revd. Cecil Deedes went on to produce a definitive record of the church bells of Essex.

The Bells of Essex: Transactions 'New Series' Volume 4 Part 1

The first of two articles, first published in 1890 (and now for the first time on the Internet) on bells.

Transactions Contents: 'New Series' Volume 2

Paper copies of this volume is rare.  Contact us for more information. 

Transactions ‘New Series. Volume 2

Volume II Part I

I.                    The History of the Barrington Family.  Edited by G Alan Lowndes MA … 1
II.                  Excerpts from Ancient Wills (No 2) [Dame Elizabeth Brune, South Ockendon, proved 1471; Alice Fitz Ralph, Pebmarsh, proved 1471; John Rocheford, Ingatestone, proved 1444; John Allwyn, Great Stambridge, proved 1492; Rayleigh Church its monumental history, heraldry &c.]. By H W King … 55 (View online Barrington Family Will: http://powys.org/barringtons/Tsine.pdf )
III.                Notes on Remains of Ancient Painted Glass in the Churches of Rivenhall, Witham, Faulkbourne, Cressing, White Notley, Bradwell, Little Braxted, and in the original windows of Faulkboune Hall.  By Andrew Hamilton … 71
IV.                Libor Scholae Colchestriensis. By Rev. O L Acland MA … 91

Joint Meetings of the Essex Archaeological Society, and Suffolk Institute of Archaeology, on the 8th and 9th of August 1878 … 101

Archaeological Intelligence … 113
Great Canfield – wall paintings in church
Rochford – abstraction of ancient painted glass

Donations to the Society … 116

Volume II, Part II

V.                  History of the Priory of Hatfield Regis, alias Hatfield Broad Oak.  Edited by G Alan Lowndes  MA … 117
VI.                Records relating to a Guild or Fraternity of Jesus in Prittlewell.  Contributed by J A Sparvel-Bayly FSA, with introduction and notes by H W King … 153
VII.              Inventories of Church Goods, 6th Edw VI.  [Hundred of Chafford] By H W King … 165
VIII.            Discovery of a Roman Pavement at [North Street,] Colchester … 189
IX.                Some Particulars of the Descent of the Manor of Little Stambridge, not Recorded in Essex History; with an Account of the Families of Cocke and Bouchier, its former Possessors. By H W King … 190 (View online: http://powys.org/barringtons/Brch1.pdf )
Pedigree of Cocke … 201
Pedigree of Bourchier … 206 (View online: http://powys.org/barringtons/Brch2.pdf )
X.                  Some Account of the Town and Church of Witham. By Lieut-Col W J Lucas … 207

Annual General Meeting at Southend, 29th of July 1879 [Excursion to Porters, The Limes Prittlewell, Prittlewell Church and Priory, Rochford Hall, Rochford Church, Ashingdon Church, Canewdon Church] … 211

Archaeological Intelligence … 221
Billericay – excavations at Norsey Wood

Donations to the Society … 221

Volume II, Part III

XI.                Inventories of Church Goods, 6th Edw VI. [Hundred of Ongar: Stanford Rivers, High Laver, Magdalen Laver, Moreton, Bobbingworth, Abbess Roding, Kelvedon Hatch, Little Laver, Shelley, Chigwell, Lambourne, Theydon Bois, Greensted; Hundred of Dunmow: Lindsell, Chickney; Hundred of Becontree: Little Ilford, Wanstead, Walthamstow, West Ham, Dagenham, Barking]. By H W King … 223
XII.              Liber Scholae Colcestriensis … 251
XIII.            History of Hatfield Forest … 259
XIV.            Notes on the Inscribed Roman Altar found at [Balkerne Lane,] Colchester.  By John Edward Price FSA MRSL … 266
XV.              Notes on an Ancient Cemetery at Saffron Walden.  By H Ecroyd-Smith … 284

Annual General Meeting at Saffron Walden, 21st July 1880 … 288

Archaeological Intelligence … 303
Discoveries in Essex
Retrospections, Social and Archaeological
National Society for Preserving the Monuments of the Dead

Report read and adopted at the Annual General Meeting at Ongar, 28th July 1881 … 307
Donations to the Society … 309

Volume II, Part IV

XVI.            Ancient Cemetery at Saffron Walden.  By H Ecroyd-Smith … 311
XVII.          On some Badges and Devices of the De Veres, on the Tower of Castle Hedingham Church.  By the Rev H L Elliott M.A  … 335
XVIII.        St Leonard’s Church, The Hythe, Colchester. By the Rev F J Manning … 350
XIX.            Notes on the discovery of Fragments of Roman Pottery at Mill Green, near Fryerning.  By Robt. Miller Christy … 357
XX.              Excerpts from Ancient Wills (No 3).  By H W King … 359
XXI.            The Church of Great Canfield and the Painting of the Virgin and Child.  By J G Waller … 377
XXII.          Notes on the discovery of French Coins at Harwich.  By the Rev Canon Marsden B.D. … 389

Annual General Meeting at Chipping Ongar, 28th July 1881 … 391
Archaeological Intelligence … 399
The Church Bells of Essex … 405
Donations to the Society … 408
Report adopted at the Annual General Meeting at Colchester, 1 August 1882 … 411
Report adopted at the Annual General Meeting at Nazing, 9th August 1883 … 413
Summary of Proceedings of Council Meetings … 415

New Series, Volume 3 is available online.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Essex Journal: Autumn 2012 now with Subscribers

The Essex Journal is a twice-yearly publication independent to the Essex Society for Archaeology and History.  The Autumn 2012 edition has just been issued containing the following articles:
Unlocking Stebbing's Past 1200-1600 by Derek Towler
Upminster Windmill Heritage Site, by Paul Sainsbury
Colchester's MP and the honours scandal of 1895, by Rita Sharp
The Medieval Deeds of Colchester Hall, Takely, by Katherine Schofield
The Oates Family and Gestingthorpe, by Adrian Corder-Birch

Two articles mention the Society as sources for material.  Derek Trowler mentions W R Powell's item in Series 30 Volume 30.  Katherine Schofield introduces her topic by reference to its accession to the Essex Record Office, in 1939, and the article produced in the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, 'new series' Volume 22 in 1940 (a copy of which is available from our Online Bookshop.)

For more information on the Essex Journal, and to subscribe, visit their website.

ESAH Forum: Essex History Event

News of a talk in Chelmsford next week:

Historical Association, Essex Branch
Meeting on Saturday 5 January 2013, 2.30pm, at The Link, Trinity Methodist Church, Chelmsford.
Visitors and prospective members warmly welcome - a £2 donation is requested.

Dr. Neil Younger, University of Essex
'This state of England cannot endure':
Religion, Politics and Security in Elizabethan Essex

Dr. Neil Younger's research focusses on the problems of government in a nation divided by religion, namely Elizabethan England.  His book War and Politics in the Elizabethan Counties has recently been published

ESAH Forum: Colchester Castle Museum Closed During 2013

Colchester Castle
The Museum at Colchester Castle will be closed after 6 January 2013 for major redevelopment and will open once again in Easter 2014.  

The Colchester Castle Museum website says:

Constructed on the foundations of the Roman Temple of Claudius, Colchester Castle is the biggest Norman Castle in Britain – in fact, it’s the biggest ever built by the Normans anywhere in Europe.
The Castle is also one of Colchester’s most important tourist attractions. But from 7 January 2013 until spring 2014, we regret that the Castle must be TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO VISITORS for essential redevelopment.
These works will ensure the Castle remains an outstanding visitor attraction fit for the twenty-first century. More of the Castle’s historic interior will be revealed as a result of the renovation, new displays will be introduced, and the building will be made fully accessible for wheelchairs. We’re also improving the shop and the toilets; the Castle roof will be insulated, and under-floor heating will boost energy efficiency.
When it reopens in 2014, the Castle will tell the 2,000-year story of Colchester in a fresh and exciting new way.
You’ll be able to follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers and Norman invaders, discover the story of the Witchfinder General, and learn why Queen Boudica burned Colchester to the ground. There will be a full-size burial reconstruction, audio character stories, replica objects to handle, and much more.

The site will be open to the public for a short while after the museum artefacts are removed so that the bare interior can be viewed.  The Essex Society for Archaeology and History is planning a Visit in April 2012 for its members. 

The Museum is of importance to the Essex Society for Archaeology and History because in its early years its members gave a large number of antiquities to form the main part of the collection.  In 1927 W Gurney Benham mentioned in his Guide to Colchester that "The Colchester Museum is chiefly the property of the Colchester Town Council, but partly also the Essex Archaeological Society, whose library is also housed here".

ESAH Forum: Was 2012 Britain's Greatest Year

Heritage Is Great.  Poster spotted at Excel Centre, 4 August 2012
I have to ask the question as we approach the end of the year: "Was 2012 Britain's Greatest Year?".  The Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, the Olympic and Paralympic Games were all very memorable events and if, like me, you got tickets for the Olympic Park for one of those 16 days in late July or Early August then those memories will live with you forever. These events made history.  But alas, the poor weather and perhaps the distraction of sport was not such a good year in footfall for our heritage sites. How about putting that right in 2013!  Finally, in case you wondered, the Olympic Games did not crowd out our history and heritage, as the photo taken at the Excel Centre, one of the venues, on 4 August 2012 illustrates.

On Super Saturday, 4 August 2012
Lit in Gold.  Tower Bridge, London

Transactions Contents: 'New Series' Volume 1

Paper copies of this volume are extremely rare.  Contact us for further information.

Transactions ‘New Series. Volume 1

Volume I, Part I

I.                    Notice of Monumental Brass at Tolleshunt D’Arcy. By H W Cutts … 3
II.                  Inventories of Church Goods, 6th Edw VI.  [Hundred of Tendring] By H W King … 5
III.                Fragments concerning Eudo Dapifer and his Family. By Miss Fry … 33
IV.                Historical Evidence of the Date of Erection of Certain Church Towers and the Church Restoration in Essex, chiefly in the 15th and early part of the 16th Centuries. By H W King … 45
V.                  The Ancestry of Bishop Andrews … 55

Annual General Meeting at Dedham, 5th of August 1873 … 57
Archaeological Intelligence … 60
Donations to the Society … 62

Volume I, Part II

VI.                The History of Hatfield Broad Oak. By G Alan Lowndes MA … 64
VII.              Notes on the Church of St Mary, Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, with the remnants of the Priory. By the Rev Owen W Daryo MA … 82 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/notes-on-church-of-st-mary-hatfield.html )
VIII.            Records Relating to Hadleigh Castle. By J A Sparvel-Bayly. FSA … 86  (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/records-relating-to-hadleigh-castle.html )
IX.                A Customal, AD MCCXCVIII, of the Manor of Wykes (in the Hundred of Tendring, Co. Essex) among the Muniments of G A Lowndes, Esq of Barrington Hall … 109
X.                  Historical Evidence of the Date of Erection of Certain Church Towers and the Church Restoration in Essex, chiefly in the 15th and early part of the 16th Centuries. By H W King … 116 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/historical-evidence-of-date-of-erection.html )

Annual General Meeting at Hatfield Broad Oak, 30th July 1875 … 127 (view online: http://esah160.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/annual-general-meeting-at-hatfield.html )
Donations to the Society … 128

Volume I, Part III

XI.                Mount Bures Church. By Thomas Harris, Architect, Gray’s Inn Chambers, London … 181
XII.              Monasteries of Essex [Benedictine: St John, Colchester, Hatfield Broad Oak, Colne, Castle Hedingham; Cistercian: Stratford Langthorne, Tilty; Austin Canons: Leez, Dunmow, Berden, Thremhall; Praemonstrant: Beeleigh; Cluniac Monks: Prittlewell].  By Mackenzie E C Walcott BD FSA Precentor and Prebendary of Colchester … 133
XIII.            Ancient Wills (No 9) [Briget Lady Marney of Little Horkesley, proved 1550; Sir John Bourchier, Knight, proved 1495; Dame Elizabeth Bourchier, proved 1499; William Marb, Beeleigh Abbey, proved 1504/5]. By H W King … 142
XIV.            A Description of an Old Inn at Kelvedon.  By Andrew Hamilton … 153
XV.              Historical Evidence of the Date of Erection of Certain Church Towers and the Church Restoration in Essex, chiefly in the 15th and early part of the 16th Centuries. By H W King … 159
XVI.            Excerpts from Ancient Wills (No. 1) [The Foredrove, Mundon Church, Churches of Cold Norton, North Fambridge, Burnham, Stow [Maries] and Dunmowe [Dunmow] Priory, Burnham Church, Althorne Church, Churches of Purleigh, (North?) Fambridge, Hockley, Cold Norton &c., and Chapel of S. Thomas Hullbridge, Littlebury Church, Hempsted Church, Churches of Cold Norton and Stow, Coggeshall Church, East Ham Church, Belchamp Walter Church]. By H W King … 165
XVII.          Records Relating to the Free Chapel or Chantry of Billericay … 179
XVIII.        Hadleigh Castle Records. By J A Sparvel-Bayly FSA … 187
XIX.            Discovery of Roman Pottery Kilns at Colchester.  By George Joslin … 192

Annual General Meeting at Aveley, 4th of August 1875 … 197
Archaeological Intelligence … 201
Little Hallingbury – Ossuary urns and ampullae
Barking – foundation of Lady Chapel
Southminster – early Norman doorway
Stanford-le-Hope – discoveries during church restoration

Donations to the Society … 203

Volume I, Part IV

XX.              Essex in Insurrection, 1381.  By J A Sparvel-Bayly FSA … 205
XXI.            London as the Capital of Essex.  By the Rev W J Loftie BA FSA … 220
XXII.          Faulkbourn [Faulkbourne] Church. By the Rev F Spurrell MA … 232
XXIII.        The History of the Barrington Family. Edited by G Alan Lowndes, MA … 251 (View online: http://powys.org/barringtons/Barr.pdf )

Annual General Meeting at Witham, 30th of August 1877 … 274
Archaeological Intelligence … 276
Donations to the Society … 277
Annual General Meeting at Colchester, 1st of August 1876 … 279