The TIMES Newspaper articles on Lynsted and nearby places (with a few other sources interpolated) - 1824 to 1985. Transcription by Nigel Heriz-Smith, posted 29 July 2010; Latest Update: 4 August 2010
The Times - 11 September 1824 - "DIED: On Monday, the 6th inst., at his seat, Lynsted lodge, Lynsted, near Sittingbourne, Kent, the Right Hon. John Roper, Lord Teynham, Baron Teynham, of Teynham, in the county of Kent, in the 58th year of his age." (Category: Death)
The Times - 5th September 1828 - "To Parents and Guardians - Any Gentleman, wishing a youth to learn the Farming and Grazing business, may hear of a SITUATION by applying by letter, post paid, to W.L., at Lynsted, near Sittingbourne, Kent." (Category: Seeking Employee)
The Times - 19th November 1828 - BANKRUPTCY: Thomas Busby, Greenstreet, Kent, grocer, Nov. 24, 25, Dec. 30, at the Guildhall, Canterbury: solicitor, Mr. Ronalds, King's Arms year, Coleman street. (Category: Bankruptcy) - added 4th August 2010
The Times - 19th February 1831 - "To Parents and Guardians - Any person of respectable connexions, wishing a youth to learn the farming and grazing business, may HEAR of a SITUATION, and every particular, by addressing a letter, post paid, to R.S., Lynsted, near Sittingbourne, Kent" (Category: Seeking Employee)
The Times - 8th December 1832 - "KENT - To be SOLD, by Private Contract, a valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE, in the parishes of Lynsted Teynham and Doddington, producing upwards of £1,000 per annum, and let to tenants of the greatest respectability. The estate is situate near the high road to Dover, is distant from London about 63 (?) miles, and from Faversham, Milton, and Sittingbourne, about 3 miles each. May be viewed, and other particulars had on application to Mr. Griffin, solicitor, 31, Great James Street, Bedford Row." (Category: Land Sale)
The Times - June 1834 - "(from: London Medical and Surgical Journal) ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: NAMES of Candidates who received their diplomas during the month of June 1834. W. Blaxland, Linstead, Kent." (Category: Qualifications)
The Times - 17th November 1847 - COURT CASE for DAMAGE TO A CARRIAGE IN GREENSTREET: COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH, WESTMINSTER, NOV.18 (Sittings in Banco, before Lord Chief Justice DENMAN, and COLERIDGE, WIGHTMAN, and EARL, Justices). HODGKINSON AND OTHERS V. CONINGSBY.
This action was tried before Mr. Baron Parke at the last assizes for the county of Kent, when a verdict was given for the defendant.
On the first day of this term, Mr. Serjeant Shee had moved for a rule calling upon the defendant to show cause why there should not be a new trial, on the ground that the verdict was against the evidence. The action was brought to recover damages for injuries sustained by the plaintiff, his wife, and son, by reason of the upsetting of the defendant's coach. The coach in question plied between Canterbury and Rochester, and approaching a declivity at Greenstreet, in a part where the road was 21 feet wide, the near wheel was driven, without any fright of the horses, two feet on to a bank. The plaintiffs, being outside passengers, sustained great injury, and Mr. Hodginson received a compound fracture of the leg, which confined him to his bed for two months. The learned Serjeant also moved, on an affidavit, which state that upon the jury there was a person named Theophilus Smith, who was challenged by the plaintiff; but he was told by the associate that the objection came too late, as Mr. Smith had been already sworn. Mr. Smith was chosen foreman, the suit proceeded, and a verdict was given for the defendant. The plaintiffs' affidavit further stated, that Mr. Smith was a paid servant of the defendant, and that, previous to the trial, he had called upon the plaintiff, and advised him to accept of 30l. as compensation for the injury which he had sustained.
Lord DENMAN now said that a rule nisi would be granted for a new trial. Rulenisi granted. (Category: Court Case) - added 4th August 2010
The Times - 23rd March 1848 - "MARRIED: At Canterbury, on the 21st inst., at All Saints' Church, by the Rev.J.H.James, Mr Charles Murton, of Lynsted, near Sittingbourne, to Jane, third daughter of George Neame, Esq., of that city." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 17th January 1850 - "MARRIED: On the 10th inst., at Norton, in Kent, by the Rev. James Hawley, rector, Thomas Sampson, Esq., of Moor-hall, Sussex, to Elizabeth Harriett, daughter of the late Henry Hunt, Esq., of Lynsted, Kent." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 16th November 1850 - "MID KENT and DOVER RAILWAY - Landowners' Line - (Construction and maintenance of Works by Commissioners, with power to levy rates in aid of the undertaking) - [identifying villages and towns against which levies were being proposed to ensure the completion of the line]" (Category: Railway)
The Times - 23rd May 1853 - "Charles Murton subscribes to "The Wiston Fund" - [Mr Wiston] "in his efforts for Cathedral and Educational Reform, and so repeatedly insisted upon the obligation of the public to reimburse the expenses incurred in his protected litigation and the loss inflicted upon him by the deprivation of his salary for upwards of three years, this his friends think the time has etc....." (Category: Reform)
The Times - 25th October 1853 - "DEATH: On the 29th inst,. Ann, wife of John Barling, Esq., Nouds, Lynsted, Kent, in the 62nd year of her age." (Category: Death)
The Times - 29th November 1853 - "DEATH: On the 27th inst., John Barling, Esq., of Nouds, Lynsted, Kent, in the 77th year of his age, having survived his wife one month." (Category: Death)
The Times - 17th July 1854 - "FREEHOLD ESTATE, at Greenstreet, in the parish of Lynsted, in the county of Kent. To be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. H.MINTER, on Tuesday, July 25, at 3 to 4 o'clock in the afternoon precisely, at the Dover Castle Inn, Greenstreet, in one lot, all that substantially-built, FREEHOLD, genteel COTTAGE RESIDENCE, situate at Greenstreet, in the parish of Lynsted, adjoining the London-road, containing dining and drawing rooms, store room, kitchen, and wash-house, four bed rooms and one dressing room, water closet, and good cellars, with stable and garden, well of excellent water, and in every way convenient for a respectable family, now let to N.Burlinson, Esq., at the annual rent of £40; also all that valuable and productive orchard, adjoining the same, containing about five acres, with a frontage to the street of 172 feet or thereabouts, and a frontage on Cellar hill-lane of 300 feet or thereabouts. The orchard is well planted with choice trees in full bearing, and is situate in one of the best neighbourhoods of the most fertile part of the county of Kent; the house has recently undergone perfect repair at a very considerable outlay; and the lot forms a valuable opportunity either for occupation or investment. The orchard may be viewed any time previous to the sale, and the house on application to the tenant. Further particulars and conditions of sale may be had, 10 days previous to the sale, at the place of sale; of R.Bathurst, Esq., solicitor, Faversham; or of the auctioneer there." (Category: AUCTION)
The Times - 24th May 1862 - "On the 20th inst., after a few hours' illness, Frances, the dearly beloved wife of Thomas Eley, of Linsted, Kent, and eldest daughter of the late John Bourne, of Frognall, Teynham, Kent in her 55th year" (Category: Death)
The Times - 18th November 1862 - "On the 15th inst., at Lynsted, by the Rev. John Hamilton, Frederick, only surviving son of Charles Lake, Esq., of Bargains Hill, Rodmersham, to Mary Fanny, eldest daughter of Charles Murton., Esq., of Lynsted, Kent" (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 9th July 1863 - "TO be LET, with immediate possession, at a moderate rent, a COTTAGE RESIDENCE, about 33 miles from London, between Faversham and Sittingbourne, a mile from the Teynham Station, London, Chatham, and Dover Railway. Contains seven rooms, scullery, cellar, &c., and productive garden, well stocked with fruit trees; convenience for horse and chaise if required. For particulars apply to Mr. Charles Murton, Lynsted, near Sittingbourne, Kent; or to E.B. Murton, 143, Leadenhall street." (Category: RENTAL)
The Times - 30th August 1864 - "DEATH: On the 26th inst., at Cambridge Cottage, Lynsted, Kent, EMMA SOPHIA, the beloved wife of HENRY COLLETT, Esq.,. Late Lieut. Royal Navy, and daughter of the late Capt. G. Bissett, Royal Navy." (Category: Death)
The Times - 4th August 1866 - "East Kent. Valuable Freehold Residence and Land, near Sittingbourne, with possession. MESSRS. COBB are instructed by the Proprietor to SELL by AUCTION, at the Sun Hotel, Chatham, on Wednesday, the 22d day of August, at 2 for 3 o'clock, in one lot, the valuable FREEHOLD RESIDENCE, known as Millers, adjoining the village of Lynsted, three miles from the first-class station of Sittingbourne, and one mile and a half from Teynham Station on the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway, and one mile from the kennel of the Tickham foxhounds. It contains drawing, dining, and breakfast rooms, eight bed rooms, laundry, kitchen, scullery, wash-house, cellars, water closet; highly productive walled garden, pleasure ground, small conservatory, stabling, and coach house, outbuildings, and 23a.0r.14p, of rich orchard, pasture, and arable land, with ornamental timber thereon. The neighbourhood is proverbially healthy. Particulars, with plans and conditions of sale, may be had at the Sun Hotel, Chatham; of Messrs. Lambert and Son, solicitors, 34 Bedford row; of Wm. Murton, Esq., Tunstall, near Sittingbourne; and of Messrs. Cobb, surveyors and land agents, 26 Lincoln's in fields; Rochester, Kent." (Category: AUCTION)
The Times - 1st October 1868 - "MARRIAGE: On the 29th Sept., at Lynsted, by the Rev. Charles Henry Hawley, rector of Leybourne, assisted by the Rev. James H Bower, vicar of Newnham, WILLIAM GORDON TREVOR, Esq., Captain Bombay Staff Corps, late 50th Regt., to AUGUSTA CHRISTINA, second daughter of the Rev. JOHN HAMILTON, vicar of Lynsted, and granddaughter of the late Sir Henry Hawley, Bart., of Leybourne Grange, Kent." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - (no date?) 1870 - "TO PAWNBROKERS and WATCHMAKERS. FIVE POUNDS REWARD will be given to any person who will give such INFORMATION as will lead to the RECOVERY of a SMALL GOLD GENEVA REPEATER WATCH, with a short gold chain and key attached: maker's name, cappel, No. 15,090. Address Mrs Hamilton, Lynsted, Sittingbourne Kent." (Category: Reward)
The Times - 26th December 1870 - "DEATH: On the 22d Dec., in London, EDWIN BIDINGFIELD MURTON, eldest son of Charles Murton, of The Batteries, Lynsted, aged 33" (Category: Death)
The Times - 22nd November 1872 - "DEATH: WILLIAM DAVID VALLANCE deceased. Pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22nd and 23rd Vic. C. 35 intituled ""An Act to further Amend the Law of Property and to Relieve Trustees"" Notice is hereby given, that all persons having any CLAIMS or DEMANDS upon or against the ESTATE of WILLIAM DAVID VALLANCE late of Lynsted in the county of Kent fruiterer who died on the 24th day of June 1872 and whose will was proved in the District Registry at Canterbury of Her Majesty's Court of Probate on the 26th day of October 1872 are hereby required to send the particulars of their claims or demands to the undersigned solicitors to the executor on or before the first day of February next after which time the executor will proceed to distribute the assets of the testator among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which he shall then have notice. Dated this 19th day of November 1872. TASSELL & SON Solicitors Faversham" (Category: Death)
The Times - 8th December 1875 - "DEATH: On the 6th inst., at Lynsted Lodge, near Sittingbourne, Kent, Mrs TYLER, widow of the late Lieut-Col. Tyler, aged 70" (Category: Death)
The Times - 24th April 1877 - "DEATH: On the 19th inst., at Lynsted, Kent, THOMAS FOORD, oldest son of Captain THOMAS HILTON, Sole-street House, near Faversham, aged 34 years" (Category: Death)
The Times - 30th November 1877 - "DEATH: On the 16th inst., at his residence, at Pinner,EDWARD MANNOOCH, Junior partner in the firm of Coutan and Mannooch, No. 314, Oxford Street, eldest son of Edward Mannooch, Esq., of Lynsted Lodge, North Gate, Regent's Park, aged 35 years. Friends will please accept this intimation." (Category: Death)
The Times - 12th June 1878 - "MARRIAGE: On the 8th inst., at Kempstone, Norfolk, by the Rector, the Rev. Augustus Wenman Langtoo, M.A., GEORGE TRAYTON ELIOTT HAMILTON, of Newton-by-Castleacre, Norfolk, youngest son of the Rev. John Hamilton, M.A., Vicar of Lynsted, Kent, to ANNA, only daughter of WILLIAM MONEY FARRER, Esq., Kempstone Lodge, Norfolk." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 18th June 1878 - "DEATH: HENRY ROSE HAMILTON deceased. Pursuant to the Statute 22nd and 23rd Victoria, chapter 33, intituled ""An Act to further Amend the Law of Property, and to relieve Trustees."" Notice is hereby given, that all CREDITORS and other persons having any debts, claims or demands against the Estate of HENRY ROSE HAMILTON formerly of the Island of Tobago in the West Indies, afterwards of Guildford Lawn, Dover in the County of Kent but late of Sunningdale Silverhill near Hastings in the County of Sussex Esquire (who died on the seventh day of April, 1878, and whose Will was proved by the Reverend John Hamilton of Lynsted in the County of Kent. Clerk in Holy Orders and Euphemia Hamilton of Sunningdale aforesaid Spinster two of the Executors therein named in the District Registry at Lewes of the Probate Divisions of Her Majesty's high Court of Justice, on the 24th day of May 1878, are hereby required to send particulars in writing of their debt, claims or demands to me the said John Hamilton at Lynsted near Sittingbourne, Kent, on or before the 25th day of September 1878. And Notice is Hereby Given, that at the expiration of that time the said Executors will proceed to distribute the Assets of the said Testator among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the debts, claims and demands of which they shall then have had notice; and that they will not be liable for the Assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose debt, claim, or demand they shall not then have had notice. Dated this fifteenth day of June 1878. JOHN HAMILTON, Executor." (Category: Death)
9th April 1881 - "A MARRIED WOMAN'S LIABILITIES. At the Faversham County Court, last week, before Mr. Russell, Q.C., Mr. George Alfred Filmer, a butcher, of Greenstreet, near Sittingbourne, said Mrs. Barling, wife of Mr. Philip Barling, of Nouds, Lynsted, for £50 for meat supplied, it being sought to make that lady's separate income liable. Mr. Barling's affairs were in liquidation in 1877, at which time he owed the plaintiff £300. After that the plaintiff saw Mrs. Barling and informed her that he should be unable to continue to supply her with meat unless he had some guarantee for payment. She told him that he was to look to her, and that she would see him paid. After that she again got into arrears, and he pressed her for payment, when he received a letter from her solicitors enclosing a cheque for £50, and stating that it was forwarded by the direction of Mrs. Barling and on her account. Since Mr. Barling's liquidation, the plaintiff considered that he had trusted Mrs. Barling's separate estate, and he had kept the account in her name. Evidence was given by the agent for the trustees under Mrs. Barling's marriage settlement, showing that her separate income was between £600 and £700 a year, besides which she received by arrangement one-fourth of the income from her husband's estate, the other three fourths being to the creditors under the liquidation. Mrs. Barling was usually paid by instalments of £50 per month, and she had overdrawn to the extent of £2,500. Mrs Barling, contended that her separate estate, if she had one, could not be made liable for her husband's liabilities. It had not been proved that she had a separate estate, nor that she had an estate with which she had power to deal, which was not the case, there being restrictions against her anticipating the income. His Honour held that the defendant did charge her separate estate, and gave judgment for the plaintiff, with costs. There was a claim of £50 against Mrs. Barling by Mr. Samuel Higham, late a draper at Faversham, under similar circumstances; but in this case there had been no promise of payment made by Mrs Barling, and the Judge directed a nonsuit." (Category: COURT ACTION for DEBT)
The Times - 27th May 1881 - "A Respectable LAD under a butler or good parlour-maid. Age 16. Height 5ft.8. Good references. H. Moore, Lynsted, Sittingbourne, Kent." (Category: Seeking Job)
The Times - 17th June 1882 - "MARRIAGE: On the 15th June, at St.Peter's, Bayswater, by the Rev. John Robbins, D.D., assisted by the Rev. J.W.Tompkin, of Royden Rectory, Suffolk. GEORGE NEAME MURTON, son of the late Charles Murton, of the Batteries, Lynsted, Kent, to KATHERINE FANNY, youngest daughter off Mrs. HALL, of Kensington Park Villa, Bayswater, and of the late NATHANIEL HALL, of Southwick, Brighton." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 4th September 1883 - "ARMORIAL BEARINGS. At Sittingbourne Petty Sessions yesterday, Mr Philip Barling, gentleman, of Nouds, Lynsted, was summoned by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue upon three informations - first, for using a carriage without a licence; secondly, for keeping a man-servant without a licence; and, thirdly, for using armorial bearings without a licence. The defendant did not appear, but his solicitor explained that the omission to take out the licences was the result of inadvertence, owing to illness. Mr. Dawes, the Supervisor of Excise, on the other hand, reminded the Bench that defendant was not very long ago convicted of a similar offence. The Bench imposed a fine of £10 and 9s. costs in each case, or a total of £31. 7s." (Category: Court Action by Excise)
The Times - 20th October 1883 - "DEATH: On the 19th Oct., at his residence, Lynsted Lodge, Regent's park, N.W., EDWARD MANNOOCH, in his 71st year" (Category: Death)
The Times - 23rd February 1883 - "DEATH: GEORGE RICHARDSON deceased Pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22 and 23 Vic cap 35 intituled ""An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees"" Notice is hereby given that all CREDITORS and other persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of GEORGE RICHARDSON late of Lynsted in the County of Kent Fruiterer and Grazier deceased who died on the 26th day of December 1882 and whose Will was proved in the principal Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice on the 14th day of February 1883 by William Roper Dixon the Executor therein named are hereby required to send the particulars in writing of their claims or demands to us the undersigned the Solicitors for the said Executor on or before the 31st day of March 1883 after which date the said Executor will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the persons entitled thereto having regard only to the claims and demands of which he shall then have had notice All persons indebted to the said deceased are requested to pay the amounts of their respective debts to the undersigned before the said 31st day of march 1883. Dated this 19th day of February 1883. TASSELL & SON Faversham Solicitors for the said Executor." (Category: Death)
The Times - 16th January 1885 - "HOUSEMAID, single-handed, or Second or Third where three or more are kept. M., Lynsted Vicarage, Sittingbourne." (Category: Seeking Employment)
The Times - 24th June 1885 - "BANKRUPTCY HEARING: Jarrett, George. Claxfield, Lynsted, Kent, carter - July 3, Canterbury" (Category: Notice of Bankruptcy hearing)
The Times - 5th June 1886 - "NOTICE OF AUCTION: Greenstreet, near Sittingbourne, in the parish of Lynsted, within a few minutes walk from the Teynham Station on the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway. MESSRS. COBB will SELL by AUCTION, at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne, on Friday, June 18th, 1885, at 3 for 4 o'clock, in one lot (by order of the Trustees of the will of James Church, deceased), a comfortable RESIDENCE, known as The Walnuts, or Cherry Lands, with stable, &c., pleasantly situated in the village of Green street, abutting on the London Road, in the occupation of Mr. John Denne, a yearly tenant, at a rental of £30 per annum. Particulars and conditions of sale may be had at the place of sale: of Messrs. Horse and Birkett, Solicitors, 3 and 4, Lincoln's in fields, and Higham, near Rochester." (Category: AUCTION)
The Times - 23rd August 1886 - "SUPPOSED MANSLAUGHTER. On Saturday evening Mr. W.J.Harris, of Sittingbourne, one of the county coroners for Kent, opened an inquiry into the suspicious circumstances connected with the death of Ada Johanna, the wife of Robert Waters, a fruiterer, of Lynsted, a village near Sittingbourne, which occurred early on Thursday morning. It appeared that on Wednesday the deceased and her husband had been drinking during the day, and shortly before 11 o'clock at night Mrs. Waters knocked at the door of a neighbour's house begging to be admitted, as she said her husband had knocked her about shamefully and had turned her out of doors. She was not admitted, however, and returned home, and at 2 o'clock on Thursday morning was found be her husband lying on the floor downstairs in the front room quite dead. On the case being reported to the coroner, he directed a post-mortem examination of the body to be made, and, as a result of this, the inquest was opened on Saturday evening. Dr.Pritchard, of Green street, stated that upon an examination of the deceased woman on Friday he found severe bruises over the left temple, in the back of the head, and on the right temple; a bruise on the nose, the left elbow, the left ear, and neck - the skin here being slightly broken; there was a large bruise on the left hip, and also several minor bruises about the body. A large clot of blood, weighing four ounces, was also found underneath the skull, directly below the seat of the bruise, which was the probable result of the blow. The clot of blood was an unusually large one, and, in the doctor's opinion, was beyond all question the cause of death. After other evidence had been taken, Robert Waters, the deceased's husband, was about to be examined, but he presented himself in a disgraceful state of intoxication, refused to be sworn, and was quite indifferent to the serious position in which the coroner told him he stood. The coroner said it was quite clear that the deceased died from other than natural causes, and directed Waters to be detained by the police on the charge of causing her death. Waters was then taken into custody by Superintendent Mayne, of Sittingbourne, and the inquest was adjourned for further inquiry. The interment of the deceased woman took place yesterday afternoon at Lynsted, and was witnessed by a large number of spectators."(Category: Manslaughter)
The Times - 11th May 1887 - "HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, CHANCERY DIVISION. (Before MR. JUSTICE KEKEWICH.) THE LONDON AND WESTMINSTER BANK V. TURQUAND. This was an action arising out of the affairs of Messrs. Parker, formerly of Bedford row, solicitors, but now bankrupt and outside the jurisdiction of this Court; an, as usual, a somewhat complicated state of facts was presented for judicial consideration. Mr. William Searle Parker or his firm acted as solicitors for one Mr. Philip Barling, who in July, 1877, owed them about £966, including £189 paid by W.S.Parker or his firm as the deposit on a sale by auction of freehold premises at Lynsted, which Barling had purchased. W.S.Parker had, however, as agent for Barling, signed the contract in his own name. On July 12, 1877, Barling, by deed, mortgaged (inter alia) his interest in the Lynsted property to the Parkers, to secure £1,000 alleged to the due to them, with interest, and further advances, not exceeding £2,500. The mortgage contained a recital that the two Parkers had agreed to advance further moneys to Barling for the purpose of completing the purchase. Eight days afterwards Barling presented a petition for liquidation disclaimed the two contracts. On June 21, 1878, a conveyance of the Lynsted property was taken in the name of W.S. Parker, the balance of the purchase money and interest being paid by the firm and debited to Barling in his account in their books. At the end of December, 1878, Barling owed over £3,000 on this account, and Messrs. Parker then, according to the contention of Mrs. Harriet Dansie, widow, one of the defendants and a client of the Parkers, appropriated £3,000 (part thereof) and also Barling's mortgage to them to her, and thus became trustees for her. On July 4, 1879, W.S.Parker deposited the purchase deed of June 21, 1878, with the plaintiffs, and singed and delivered to them a memorandum declaring that the deposit had been made in order that the Lynsted premises might be a security for the amount owing on their current account at the bank, and further advances; and a sum of £536 and interest was now owing to the plaintiffs on this account. The Parkers continued to make advances to Barling, and on July 1, 1882, the amount due, including the £3,000, was about £10,000, which was secured by a mortgage of that date on other premises belonging to Barling (who, in the meantime, had compounded with his creditors). By an agreement, dated July 17, 1885, Mrs Dansie assigned her interest in the £3,000 and the interest thereon and the mortgage of July 12, 1877, to the Rev. Gustavus Bosanquet. The present action was brought by the bank against the trustees in bankruptcy of W.S.Parker, Mrs Dansie, and Mr. Bosanquet were entitled to priority. These two defendants counterclaimed against the bank for the delivering up of the purchase deed deposited with them, contending that W.S.Parker was originally a trustee for Barling, and, after the appropriation of his mortgage a trustee for Mrs. Dansie or Mr. Bosanquet, and that the deed therefore formed part of the counterclaimants' title.
Mr. Warmington, Q.C., and Mr Maidlow were for the plaintiffs; Mr. Barber, Q.C., and Mr. Haldane for Mrs. Dansie and Mr.Bosanquet.
Mr. F.WHINNEY, for the trustees in bankruptcy of W.S.Parker, did not dispute the right of the plaintiffs to judgements, but asked that the question - who was entitled to redeem - should be left open.
MR.JUSTICE KEKEWICH, at the conclusion of the defendants' case, delivered judgement in favour of the plaintiffs without calling on their counsel to reply. his Lordship said the case had been opened as a simple one, and to his mind a simple case it remained. It had been suggested that William Searle Parker had acted in all these transactions on behalf of the firm, and his Lordship would treat him as acting on behalf of the firm throughout. He was also acting as agent for Barling in connexion with the sale of this property. It was reasonably clear that Barling did not intend to buy it for himself, but to give a title to the trustees of this settled estate. Barling being the beneficial owner of the contracts, and having mortgaged the benefit of them to the Parkers, became a liquidating debtor. his trustee disclaimed the contracts under sec.23 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869, and thereupon, as between Barling and the vendors, the contracts ceased to have any existence at all. W.S.Parker completed the purchase by taking a conveyance to himself, in which he was treated as the beneficial owner. The counsel for Mrs. Dansie and Mr. Bosanquet (who claimed under her and in the same interest) now contended that because Parker had acted as the solicitor of Barling the former could only take the conveyance as trustee for the latter. It was quite unnecessary to decide that point, for if the solicitor held as trustee for the client it would only be on the terms of the latter doing what justice required, which in this case would involve repayment of the purchase money by Barling to the Parkers. The bank who were now suing would certainly raise no objection to this course being adopted, as he amount they claimed under their mortgage was considerably less than the purchase money paid by the Parkers. Bankers taking, as security for accounts which were overdrawn, deposits of title-deeds were not prone to examine too carefully into the titles of their customers. they took what the customers could give them, and if there was a trust or equity in favour of other persons they took subject to it. It was said that Mrs.Dansie had a prior security on the property subject to which the plaintiffs acquired their mortgage. Her Consols had been sold out in 1878, and from that time till their failure the Parkers had paid her interest as if on a mortgage, which she now claimed to have. The question was whether from the books, accounts, and letters anything like a declaration of trust in her favour could be made out, and on the evidence her case entirely broke down. There was no evidence whatever of any mention to her of this particular property, and it was clear that her advance was made with the intention that the money should be invested on the security of certain other property which was named to her. Under the circumstance, and having regard to the decision in ""Middleton v. Pollock"" (4 Ch.Div., 49), the case of Mrs. Dansie and Mr.Bosanquet failed, and the plaintiffs were entitled to judgment. His Lordship directed the property to be sold, and gave liberty to apply as to the surplus, if any, of proceeds of sale after satisfying the plaintiffs' claim and their costs." (Category: Court Case)
The Times - 20th August 1887 - "AUCTION: East Kent, in the parish of Lynsted, near Sittingbourne - Valuable Freehold property. MR. JOHN MINTER will SELL by AUCTION, pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, in an action London and Westminster Bank, Limited, V. Turquand and other, with the approbation of Mr Justice Chitty, at the Ship Hotel, Faversham, in the country of Kent, on Wednesday, the 7th day of September, 1887, at 3 p.m. precisely, in two lots, a FREEHOLD COTTAGE and GARDEN, with a valuable enclosure of arable land, called Popes, situate in the parish of Lynsted aforesaid, now in the occupation of Mr. Charles V. Barling, containing four acres two roods and ten perches. Also a Cottage, with good garden and arable land, containing one acre one rood and one perch, situate in Lynsted Lane, Lynsted, and now in the occupation of Mr. William Rayner. For further particulars and conditions of sale, application may be made to the following solicitors :- In London, Messrs. Ford Lloyd, Bartlett, and Michelmore, 4, Bloomsbury square; Messrs. Linklater and Co., Walbrook; and Messrs. Freshfields and Williams, Bank buildings; also to E.W.Brightman, Esq., Land Agent, Sheerness, Kent; and to the Auctioneer, Faversham, Kent." (Category: AUCTION)
The Times - 28th May 1887 - "NOTICE OF SALE: Bapchild and Lynsted, near Sittingbourne, close to the village of Green Street, within a short distance from the Teynham Station on the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway, in a celebrated fruit-growing district, and in the immediate vicinity of several large brickfields. Claxfield Farm, comprising farmhouse, cottage, agricultural buildings, and various enclosures of most fertile land, admirably suited for the growth of fruit, portions being well adapted for building, brickmaking, and accommodation purposes, the whole covering an area of 109a. 1r. 35p. With possession. Little Claxfield House, with garden and piece of excellent orchard land adjoining, abutting the London Road, let to a yearly tenant at a rental of £30 per annum. Two brick-built Cottages, in the village of Greenstreet, producing a gross rental of £23 8s. per annum." (Category: SALE OF PROPERTY)
The Times - 30th November 1887 - "A Thorough HOUSEMAID WANTED, at once. Must be an early riser and good needlewoman. Wages £20 and all found/ One over 30 preferred. Apply by letter to Lady Lethbridge, Lynsted Lodge, near Sittingbourne, Kent." (Category: Seeking Employee)
The Times - 27th January 1888 - "MARRIAGE: On the 25th Jan., at All Saint's, Notting hill, by the Rev. A.Dalgarno Robinson, M.A., Vicar of St.Helen's, assisted by the Rev. Corbet Moore, M.A., Vicar of St. Peter's, Notting Hill, of Sir Roper Lethbridge, M.P., of Lynsted Lodge, Lynsted, Kent, and 19, Clanricarde gardens, to GERTRUDE ETHEL MARY, youngest daughter of ADMIRAL CROFT, of 30, Powis square." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 22nd February 1888 - "LEGAL NOTICES: ALBERT MILLEN Deceased. Pursuant to the Act of Parliament, 22 and 23 Vic., Chapter 35 intituled ""An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees"", Notice is hereby given that all CREDITORS and other persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of ALBERT MILLEN, late of Monks Farm, in the parish of Lynsted, in the County of Kent, farmer, deceased (who died on the 14th day of August, 1886, and whose will was proved in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice on the 7th day of December, 1886, by Edward Charles Millen, of Lynsted aforesaid, hay dealer, and William Roper Dixon, of the same place, farmer, the executors therein named are hereby required to send the particulars in writing of their claims or demands to us the undersigned, the Solicitors for the said Executors, on or before the 9th day of April, 1888, after which date the said Executor will proceed to distribute the assets of the said Deceased amongst the persons intitled thereto, having regard only to the claims and demands of which they shall then have had notice; and they will not be liable for the assets of the said Deceased or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose claims or demands they shall not then have had notice. And all persons indebted to the said estate are required to pay the amounts of their respective debts to the said Executors forthwith. Date this 20th day of February, 1888." (Category: Legal Notices & Death)
The Times - 17th April 1888 - "SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE. COURT OF APPEAL. (Before LORDS JUSTICES COTTON, FRY, and LOPES). THE LONDON AND WESTMINSTER BANK V. TURQUAND. This was an appeal from a decision of Mr. Justice Kekewich in favour of the plaintiffs, the London and Westminster Bank, as against a claim in the action by the appellants, Mrs. Dansie and the Rev. Gustavus Bosenquet, to priority, at equitable mortgagees, over the plaintiffs in respect of a sum of £3,000, for which the plaintiffs held security. The action was one of several which have arisen out of the disastrous bankruptcy of Messrs. Parker, formerly of Bedford row, solicitors, which has resulted in serious loss to so many of their clients. The facts were somewhat complicated, but it appeared that William Searle Parker, or his firm, had acted as solicitors for a Mr. Philip Barling, who in July, 1877, owed them about £966, including £139 paid by W.S.Parker or his firm as the deposit on a sale by auction of freehold premises at Lynsted in Kent, which Barling had contracted to purchase. W.S.Parker had, however, as agent for Barling, signed the contract in his own name. On July 12, 1877, Barling, by deed, mortgaged (inter alia) his interest in the Lynsted property to the Parkers, to secure £1,000 alleged to be due to them, with interest, and further advances, not exceeding £2,500. The mortgage contained a recital that the two Parkers had agreed to advance further moneys to Barling for the purpose of completing the purchase. Eight days afterwards Barling presented a petition for liquidation, and in February, 1878, the trustee in the liquidation disclaimed the two contracts. On June 21, 1878, a conveyance of the Lynsted property was taken in the name of W.S.Parker, the balance of the purchase money (£1,390) and interest being paid by the firm and debited to Barling in his account in their books. At the end of December, 1878, Barling owed over £3,000 on this account, and Messrs. Parker then, according to the contention of the appellant, Mrs Harriet Dansie, widow, who was a client of the Parkers, appropriated, as evidence by the entries in their books, £3,000 (part thereof) and also Barling's mortgage to them to her, and thus became trustees for her. With respect to this transaction, it appeared that on the 11th of October, 1878, Mrs. Dansie sold out Consols amounting to £3,039, and handed them to Parker to be invested for her benefit on mortgage of certain house property in Oxford street and Westmoreland street, no title deeds or documents were shown to Mrs. Dansie, but she understood that her money had been invested on mortgage, and interest purporting to be on that footing was regularly paid to her until the failure of Parker and Co. in March, 1884. On July 4, 1879, W.S.Parker deposited the purchase deed of June 21, 1878, with the plaintiffs, and signed and delivered to them a memorandum declaring that the deposit had been made in order that the Lynsted premises might be a security for the amount owning on their current account at the bank, and further advances; and a sum of £536 and interest was now owing to the plaintiffs on this account. The Parkers continued to make advances to Barling, and on July1, 1882, the amount due, including the £3,000, was about £10,000, which was secured by a mortgage of that date on other premises belonging to Barling (who, in the meantime, had compounded with his creditors). By an agreement, dated July 17, 1885, Mrs. Dansie assigned her interest in the £3,000 and the interest thereon and the mortgage of July 12, 1877, to the Rev.Gustavus Bosanquet. The present action was brought by the London and Westminster Bank against the trustees in bankruptcy of W.S.Parker, Mrs Dansie, and Mr.Bosanquet, for payment of the amount due on the mortgage to the bank, or foreclosure; and the question for decision was, whether the bank or Mrs. Dansie and Mr. Bosanquet were entitled to priority. These two defendants counterclaimed against the bank for the delivering up of the purchase deed deposited with them, contending that W.S. Parker was originally a trustee for Barling, and, after the appropriation of his mortgage, a trustee for Mrs.Dansie or her assignee (Mr. Bosanquet), and, accordingly, that the deed formed part of their title. Mr.Justice Kekewich, when the case was before him last May (see The Times Law Reports, vol. 3, p.615), held that Mrs.Dansie and her assignee had failed to establish their claim as equitable mortgagees. There was no agreement that her £3,000 (the subject of the transaction off October, 1878) should be advanced on the security of Barling's property, if he (Barling) had any property at the time on which it could be advance, but that it was agreed to be advanced on the security of a totally different property, which was not now forthcoming. There was no evidence of anything like a declaration of trust in her favour, and as her case had failed the plaintiffs were entitled to judgment. From this decision Mrs. Dansie and Mr. Bosanquet now appealed.
Sir Horace Davey, Q.C., Mr. Barber, Q.C., and Mr. Haldane appeared in support of the appeal; Mr. Warmington, Q.C., and Mr. Maidlow were for the plaintiffs, the respondents.
LORD JUSTICE COTTON, in affirming the judgment of Mr. Justice Kekeworth, said that in order to succeed in her claim it was incumbent on the appellant to show that she had a good equitable mortgage on the property, the title deeds of which were deposited by Parker with the bank as security for their advances made to the firm. Her money was undoubtedly advanced on the faith of a statement by Parker that it would be invested on mortgage for her. But the correspondence showed that Parker was then referring to and had mentioned an entirely different property, the negotiation in respect of which admittedly went off, and in which Parker never had any interest. There was noting in the shape of a memorandum or any written document in satisfaction of the requirements of the Statute of Frauds giving her an equitable charge on the particular property, in which Barling, by reason of his contract, had at one time an interest. But it had been contended that Mrs.Dansie's £3,000 had been appropriated to that property by entries contained in Parker's books, and that this amounted to a constructive trust in her favour to which the requirements of the Statute of Frauds did not apply. That was, however, an ingenious attempt, which could not be allowed to succeed, to get rid of the Statute of Frauds. There might have been an appropriation of the particular debt, but there was nothing amounting to an appropriation of Mrs. Dansie's money to the particular security, so as to bring the case within the authority relied on in favour of the appellants of ""Middleton v. Pollock"" (4 Ch. Div. 49), when the money was received by the defaulting solicitor in trust for investment on mortgage of a particular property, and the client was informed that his money had been so invested. The circumstances of this case were altogether different, and, in his opinion, the case for the appellants failed entirely, and the appeal must therefore be dismissed. LORDS JUSTICES FRY and LOPES concurred." (Category: Court Case)
The Times - 21st February 1889 - "The List of Applications for Shares will Close on or before Saturday next, the 23rd inst. THE MIDLAND COUNTIES AERATED BREAD COMPANY, Limited. (Dr. Dauglish's System) - untouched by hand. Capital £65,000, in 65,000 shares of £1 each. Payable - 2s.6d. on Application, 2s6d. on Allotment, 2s.6d. on 1st March, 1889, 2s.6d. on 1st April, 1889, and the balance when required, one month's notice being first given; or shareholders may pay in full at any time. All amounts so paid in advance will at once rank for proportional dividend from the date of such payment. DIRECTORS. SIR ROPER LETHBRIDGE, C.I.E., M.P. (Trustee of the English and Scottish Mercantile Investment Trust, Limited), Chairman, Lynsted Lodge, Sittingbourne, and Carlton Club, S.W. William A.Bevan, Esq. (Director of the Union Debenture Company, Limited), 41, Russell road, Kensington, W. Sir Guyer Hunter, M.D., K.C.M.G., M.P. (Trustee of the English and Scottish Mercantile Investment Trust, Limited), 21, Norfolk crescent, Hyde Park, W. etc
Further reports on 23 October relating to Chicago and North West Granaries with Sir Roper Lethbridge as DIRECTOR seeking the raising of capital to develop elevators, tracks and handling equipment etc etc." (Category: Commerce)
The Times - 8th July 1889 - "THE DALURA WOOD DECORATION (LUDWIG PROCESS) (Limited). Incorporated under the Companies Acts, 1862 to 1836, Capital £100,000, including 500 Founders' Shares of £1 each, which are entitles to one-half of the net profits in each year after payment of cumulative dividends of 12½ per cent. upon the remaining capital. First Issue of 65,000 shares of £1 each, payable 2s. on application, 8s. on allotment, and the balance of 10s. two months after allotment. DIRECTORS. H.A.Campbell, Esq., Messrs. Campbell, Smith, and Co., Decorators, Newman street, Oxford Street, W. Colonel E.G.Hartnell, 2, Queen's gardens, Hyde park, W. H.T.Knatchbull Hugesson, Esq., M.P., Lynsted, Sittingbourne, Kent. Arthur J.Lewis, Esq., Messrs. Lewis and Allenby, Regent street, W. etc." (Category: Commerce)
The Times - 6th September 1889 - "HOUSEMAID (thorough). Age 26, height 5ft. 5in. Good needlewoman. Good character. - E.Q., Lynsted Lodge, near Sittingbourne, Kent." (Category: Seeking employment)
The Times - 12th September 1889 - "The Subscription List will open on Friday, the 13th instant, at 10 o'clock forenoon, and close at 4 o'clock on the same day, for London, and 12 o'clock noon the following day for the country.
Witwatersrandt Gold Fields, Transvaal. 44 claims on the farm Doorfontein, on which farm are situated the following well-known and prosperous companies, viz., the Jumpers, the shares of which stand at over 1,800 per cent. premium, the City and Suburban at over 1,300 per cent. premium, the Henry Nourse at over 600 per cent. premium, the Heriot at over 500 percent. premium, the Wolhuter at over 400 per cent. premium, and others. The Witwatersrandt (South Africa) output of gold for July amounted to 32, 407 ounces. Daily Telegraph, Sept. 3, 1889.
THE EAST NOURSE GOLD MINING COMPANY, Limited. ("Just in Time" Block, Doornfontein.) Incorporated under the Companies Acts, 1862 to 1886. Capital £130,000, in 130,000 shares of £1 each, of which 10,000 are reserved for future issue, as additional working capital. ISSUE of 120,000 SHARES, of which 40,000 are taken by the vendor in part payment of purchase-money (being the maximum allowed by the Stock Exchange regulations, in view of an official quotation), leaving 80,000 shares, which are now offered for subscription. Payable - 2s. on application, 3s. on allotment, and 5s. on the 3d day of October, 1889; the balance when required, but at not less than one month's notice,, and by calls not exceeding 5s. Share warrants to bearer will be issued to any shareholder requiring same upon payment of the Government duty. DIRECTORS. Sir Roper Lethbridge, CIE, MP, Lynsted Kent. Sir Kingsmill Grove Key, Bart, Streatham, Surrey. Samuel Saddington, Esq. (Messrs. Saddington and Co., Australian Merchants), Lime Street, E.C. P.J.McManus, Esq. Albion Lodge, Brook green, W. etc" (Category: Commerce)
The Times - 10th October 1890 - "MARRIAGE: At Lynsted Church, Kent, by the Venerable Archdeacon of Halifax, assisted by the Rev. J. Hamilton, vicar of Lynsted, and the Rev. W.J.Mellor, Vicar of Rodmersham, THOMAS ROBERT MADDISON, of Dirtcar House, near Wakefield. Eldest son of the late Mr. W.P.Maddison, of Thornhill, Yorks., to KATE JULIE, elder daughter of CAPTAIN VALLANCE, of Aymers, Sittingbourne, Kent, and late of the 5th Lancers." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 6th August 1891 - "FOOTMAN, or Valet. Aged 21. Can be well recommended. 11 months' character, and 4½ years previous. Disengaged. - W.B., Lynsted Lodge, Sittingbourne" (Category: Seeking employment)
The Times - 11th June 1892 - "Kent - Greenstreet and Bapchild, near Sittingbourne, within a short distance from Teynham Station on the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway, in a celebrated fruit-growing district, and in the immediate vicinity of several large brickfields.
MESSRS. COBB will SELL by AUCTION, at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne, on Friday, June 17, at 3 for 4, in five lots, valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTIES, comprising:-
VIGO FARM, in the parish of Lynsted, comprising two pieces of fertile orchard land, containing a deep substratum of excellent brick earth, with cottage and garden, the whole covering an area of 6a. 0r. 25p., let at a rental of £60 per annum.
The old-established fully licensed Public house, known as the Swan Inn, eligibly situate in the centre of Greenstreet village, in an excellent position for trade purposes, with stabling, coach-house, &c., let on yearly tenancy at £90 per annum.
HOUSE and BUTCHERS SHOP, with slaughterhouse, &c., adjoining the Swan Inn, with cottage opposite, let at £30 per annum.
HOUSE, Butcher's Shop, and Premises, with large garden, situate in the village of Bapchild, let at £18 per annum.
Particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained at the place of sale; the Swan Inn, Greenstreet; of Messrs. Tassell and Son, Solicitors, Faversham; and of Messrs. Cobb, Surveyors and Land Agents, No.53, Lincoln's inn fields, London, W.C., and Higham, near Rochester." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 28th June 1892 - "BIRTH: On the 20th (?) June, at Lynsted Vicarage, Sittingbourne, the REV. T.J.SEWELL, of a daughter." (Category: Birth)
The Times - 7th February 1894 - "BIRTH: SEWELL - On the 5th Feb., at Lynsted Vicarage, Sittingbourne, the wife of the REV. T.J.SEWELL, of a son." (Category: Birth)
The Times - 7th March 1895 - "The List of Applications Opens Today (Thursday), the 7th March 1895, and will Close on or before Saturday, the 9th March, at 12 noon, for both town and country.
THE RAND SOUTHERN GOLD MINING COMPANY, Limited. Capital .... £100,000
Payable per share: 2s. 6d. on application, 2s. 6d. on allotment, and the remainder as and when required, in calls not exceeding 5s. each, at intervals of not less tan one calendar month. Of these 100,000 shares, the vendor stipulates for the allotment to him of at least 20,000 in part payment for the property.
DIRECTORS. Herbert Knatchbull-Hugessen, Esq., M.P. Director Rhodesian Mining and Finance Company, Limited, Lynsted, Sittingbourne. Kent. Sir Albert Altman, City Steam Works, Barbican, E.C. etc etc" (Category: Commerce)
The Times - 23rd July 1895 - "NEW MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT. BARNES, FREDERIC GORELL (North-East Kent, or Faversham) (C), of Dadmans, Lynsted, Sittingbourne, only surviving s. Of the late Mr. Charles Barnes, J.P., of Mossley hill, Wavertree, Lancashire, and of Mrs Barnes, of Rufford house, Watford, Herts, elder d. of the late Rev. William Peach, of Old Brampton, Derbyshire, b.1856, educated at the Royal Institution, Liverpool, and Jesus College, Cambridge (B.A. 1881, M.A. 1887), and called to the Bar at the Inner Temple 1885, joining the Northern Circuit. Is a F.R.G.S., nephew of Mr. Alfred Barnes, late M.P. for the Chesterfield div. of Derbyshire, and a cousin of Mr. Justice Gorell Barnes. M., 1894, Caroline Anne Roper, only d. of Sir Roper Lethbridge, K.C.I.E., of Lynsted lodge, Kent, late M.P. for North Kensington. Unsuccessful candidate North East Derbyshire 1892." (Category: Elections)
The Times - 23rd December 1895 - "DEATH: LETHBRIDGE. On the 21st Dec., at Members Mansions, Westminster, LADY LETHBRIDGE the dearly loved wife of Sir Roper Lethbridge, K.C.I.E., of Lynsted Lodge, Kent. Funeral at Lynsted Church, on Tuesday, at 3pm." (Category: Death)
The Times - 2nd December 1896 - "BIRTH: SEWELL - On the 28th Nov., at Lynsted Vicarage, Sittingbourne, the wife of the REV.T.J.SEWELL, of a daughter." (Category: Birth)
The Times - 19th June 1897 - "East Kent, Near Sittingbourne. In the parishes of Lynsted and Rodmersham, a district well known for its growth of fruit and hope.
Sale of 341 acres of productive Land, including well-established orchards and hop gardens, with house, 11 cottages, and agricultural buildings, of nearly the whole of which possession may be had on completion of the purchase, viz:-
Two pieces of thriving Orchard and Fruit Plantation, with Cottage and Garden, containing together 1a. 0r. 21p., situate at Cellar hill, close to Greenstreet, in the parish of Lynsted, let at a rental of £22 per annum.
A well-known Cherry Orchard in full bearing, situate at Jefferies, in the parish of Lynsted, with a block of Three Cottages and Gardens, containing together 5a. 1r. 3p. With possession.
Tenacre and Bumpit - A desirable holding of Orchard, Hop, and Arable Land, with bailiff's house, three cottages, oasthouse, and agricultural buildings, the whole covering an area of 140a. 0r. 26p. , lying compactly together in the parish of Lynsted, a short distance from the village and abutting on good roads. With possession.
15a. 3r. 28p. of productive Arable Land, situate at Tickham, in the parish of Lynsted. With Possession.
A Small Accommodation Holding in the village of Lynsted, adjoining the Vicarage, containing with two cottages, garden, and buildings, 3a. 2r. 12p. With Possession.
1a. 1r. 28p. of Meadow Land, suitable for accommodation or building purposes, having a long frontage to the road, adjoining the Lynsted Schools.
Pitstock Farm, in the parish of Rodmersham, comprising farmhouse, occupied in two tenements, homestead of modern agricultural buildings, also oasthouse with two kilns, and a compact area of hop, arable and wood land, with young, thriving orchards, the whole containing 166a. 3r. 28p. With possession.
Dungate and Slough Fields. Two pieces of Arable Land and Shaws, containing together 14a. 2r. 10p., adjoining Pitstock Farm. With possession.
MESSRS. COBB will SELL the above valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTIES by AUCTION, at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne, on Friday, July 16th, 1897, at 3 for 4 o'clock, in 12 lots.
Particulars and conditions of sale, with plans, may be obtained at the place of sale; the Black Lion Inn, Lynsted; of J.G.Muddiman, Esq., Solicitor, 5, Clement's inn, Strand, W.C.; and Messrs Cobb, Surveyors and Land Agents, 53, Lincoln's inn fields, London, W.C., and Higham, near Rochester, Kent." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 4th January 1900 - "BIRTH: SEWELL - On 2nd Jan 1900, at Lynsted Vicarage, Sittingbourne, the wife of the REV.T.J.Sewell, M.A. Of a daughter." (Category: Birth)
The Times - 11th January 1900 - "COLLECTION FOR TRANSVAAL WAR FUND: Lady Teynham, Lynsted lodge, Sittingbourne, would be glad to receive socks, woollen helmets, handkerchiefs, tobacco, pipes, and other comforts or money to procure the same, for the 14th Brigade Division Royal Artillery, about to proceed to South Africa. [Part of a long list of benefactors]" (Category: Support for War in Transvaal)
The Times - 25th October 1902 - "SILVER WEDDING. MONTGOMERY : HAMILTON. On Oct. 25th, 1877, at Lynsted Church, Sittingbourne, by the Rev. Harris Bigg Wither, ROBERT EVANS MONTGOMERY, R.M.L.I., fourth son of Andrew Castle Montgomery, Resident magistrate, Co.Antrim, to CORDELIA ELEANOR, third daughter of the REV. JOHN HAMILTON, Vicar of Lynsted, and granddaughter of the late Sir Henry Hawley, Bart., of Leybourne Grange, Kent." (Category: Silver wedding)
The Times - 20th February 1903 - "DEATH: THOMAS WILLIAM VALLANCE Deceased. Pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22nd and 23rd Victoria, Chapter 35, Notice is hereby given that all CREDITORS and other persons having any claims or demands against the estate of THOMAS WILLIAM VALLANCE late of Aymersin the Parish of Lynsted in the County of Kent Esquire, formerly a Captain in H.M. 5th Lancers deceased (who died on the 18th day of November 1902 and whose Will was proved in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of His Majesty's High Court of Justice on the 9th day of February 1903, by Catherine Richardson Vallance of Aymers, Lynsted aforesaid, Widow, William Howard Aymer Vallance of Aymers aforesaid Gentleman and James Harcourt Aymer Vallance and Henry Osborne Aymer Vallance both of The Brewery, Sittingbourne, in the County of Kent, Brewers, the Executors therein names) are hereby required to send the particulars in writing of their claims or demands to us the undersigned the Solicitors for the said Executors on or before the 18th day of April next, after which date the said Executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the persons entitles thereto, having regard only to the claims and demands of which they shall then have had notice; and they will not be liable for the assets of the said deceased, or any part thereof, so distributed, to any person or persons of whole claims or demands they shall not then have had notice. Dated this 18th day of February 1903. TASSELL & SON Faversham, Kent, Solicitors for the said Executors." (Category: Death)
The Times - 1st July 1905 - "LYNSTED,, KENT. In a district of East Kent, well-known for its growth of fruit and hops. Two miles from Teynham Station on the S.E. And C.Railway and four from the market town of Sittingbourne.
A compact FREEHOLD PROPERTY, known as Loyterton, comprising a comfortable old-fashioned Residence, three cottages, homestead of agricultural buildings, and various enclosures of excellent hop, arable, pasture, and wood land and 35 acres of productive orchards and fruit plantation, the whole covering an area of 191a. 0r. 28p.
To be SOLD by AUCTION, by MESSRS. COBB, at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne, on Friday, July 14th, 1905, at 4 o'clock precisely, in one lot, with the advantage of possession on completion of the purchase.
Particulars and conditions of sale with plans and views may be obtained at the place of sale; the Mart. Tokenhouse yard, London, E.C.,; of Messrs. Tassell and Son, Solicitors, Faversham; and of Messrs. Cobb, Surveyors and Land Agents, 53, Lincoln's inn fields, London, W.C. and Higham, near Rochester." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 12th October 1907 - "THE ESTATE MARKET (summary of Auctions): An old manor house and 139 acres in the adjoining country, known as Scuttington Manor Estate, three miles from Sittingbourne and half a mile from Lynsted, came under the hammer of Messrs. Wilson and Gray, first as a whole, and then in two lots. The vendor had expended, Mr.Gray stated, more than £3,000 to free the estate from tithe. Summing up the result of the auction, it may be said that the property was withdrawn at £18,000." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 9th November 1909 - "SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Household Servants Disengaged. ""HOUSE PARLOURMAID: wages £20: age 21: in London. -M.Beer, Green street, Lynsted, near Sittingbourne, Kent." (Category: Seeking employment)
The Times - 19th March 1912 - "Death: SEWELL - On Sunday, the 17th March, at Lynsted Vicarage, the REV. CLARENCE JOHN THRELKELD SEWELL, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge. Mathl. Master of Lancing College, aged 27 years. Funeral at Lynsted, Sittingbourne, on Wednesday, at 3p.m." (Category: Death)
The Times - 19th March 1912 - "OBITUARY: THE REV. C.J.T.SEWELL. The Rev. Clarence John Threlkeld Sewell died on Sunday last at Lynsted Vicarage, Sittingbourne, the residence of his father, the Rev. J.T. Sewell.
After being at Winchester, Mr.Sewell entered Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1904 was elected to an Abbott Scholarship. In 1906 he was bracketed with Mr. Arunachala Tyaga Rajan as Senior Wrangler, and in the following year was placed in the first-class of the Mathematical Tripos, Part II. He was also honourably mentioned in the examination for the Smith Prizes in 1908. In preparation for holy Orders Mr. Smith went to Cuddesdon, and was ordained in 1910 by the Bishop of Chichester (Dr.Ridgeway), with a title to Lancing College, where he was an assistant master. Mr. Sewell was only 27 years of age. The funeral will be at Lynsted, Sittingbourne, to morrow at 3 o'clock." (Category: Obituary)
The Times - 18th October 1913 - "Bankruptcy Adjudications: Canterbury - Hills, Walter Charles, Monks Farm, Lynsted, Kent. Fruit grower." (Category: Bankruptcy)
The Times - 3rd July 1914 - "CHERRIES RIPE. PICKING IN THE KENTISH ORCHARDS. LARGEST CROP ON RECORD. The cherry season is now at its height, and in the Kent orchards is being picked what is generally spoken of as the biggest crop that Kent has ever seen. The trees are a beautiful sight, with branches set so thick with the ripe fruit that they look rather like artificial sprays made to wreathe around a hat then like real cherries. Often you may see whole branches bearing more cherries than leaves. In all the orchards the pickers are busy.
HOW THE CROP IS PICKED. It looks like a perilous occupation to climb the long white ladder to the top of a 30 foot height cherry-tree, the ladder leaning not against an one solid bough, but resting somehow on the general mass of branch and foliage of the tree, and there to pick, hidden among the leaves, to the full length of arm's reach on either side. But statistics show that accidents are few. About one picker in a thousand is hurt each year. A buyer who employs 100 pickers must count upon having one injured, on the average, in every three seasons. But it is work at which skill and experience tell, and the buyers all prefer to pay good wages to expert men. The usual pay is 5s. a day for men and 2s 6d for women with a small bonus - a shilling on each 100 half-bushel baskets picked - at the end of the season. Employers will tell you that men at 5s. are cheaper than women at 2s 6d.
The cherry crop is usually sold on the tree at auctions held locally early in June, where the buyers gather and, in buying, have to back their judgment of the value of the growing crop and must take all chances of the weather after the hammer falls. Many an orchard of less than 20 acres fetched over £200 this year, where last year the crop was hardly worth picking. Cherries which in July, 1913, brought 12s. and 14s. the half-bushel in Covent Garden are selling today for 5s. or 6s.; and excellent cherries can be bought at retail in London to-day at 2d. a pound. But even at the prices, if fine weather holds for another week, it is going to be a money-making year in the cherry business.
BLACK CHERRIES AND WHITE. No fruit is ever quite so good when bought in a shop as it is when picked and eaten from the tree; and wandering through an orchard now, loitering from tree to tree, choosing only the ripest fruit (and there is always one more even riper and more luscious than the last) is to get a new idea of what a cherry really is. Fashion nowadays prefers the white cherries, which are prettier on the table. But among the experts the opinion is that two or three of the black varieties are finer than any white.
Bigarreaux, Frogmore, Governor Wood, Elton, Napoleon, they are beautiful ""white heart"" fruit. But none is as soft and sweet and luscious as a good black River's Early; and even better than a River's Early is another black, perhaps the prince of all the cherries, Waterloo. The River's Early are now at their best (as are Governor Wood, Frogmore, and Elton), and Waterloo, in the more forward orchards, are just coming in.
MIXED VARIETIES. The season lasts until the end of the first week in August, as one variety follows another and as the later orchards succeed the earlier. In the cherry country round Faversham and Sittingbourne and Lynsted (the first home of the cherry in England) orchards on high and exposed ground are eight to 10 days later than those which lie lower and are more sheltered.
In every orchard many varieties are grown together, not only to give succession in picking, but because the blossoms need cross-fertilization. Some varieties are quite self-sterile; that is, they must be fertilized with pollen from another kind; and there are some varieties which will not inter-fertilize. It is a subject which as yet is only partially understood; but experiments, both in England and in other countries are being made systematically to find what varieties inter-breed best. Meanwhile the practical cherry-grower knows enough to mix the varieties in his orchard.
The modern orchard, with its long even lines of trees and the grass kept short below, may be less picturesque than some of the older type, but the trees bear more fruit. You cannot grow both hay and cherries successfully on the same ground; and in every Kent orchard now you will see sheep or chickens or pigs wandering about and the grass is all kept short. But long grass or short, whether rows be even or irregular, a cherry orchard is always a fascinating place when the fruit is ripe and weather is fine. During the last week of sunshine the Kent cherry district has been a region of great contentment. Everybody is doing well, and even the ""bird minder"" goes singing to the accompaniment of his tin filled with pebbles or the old frying pan which he beats with a stick." (Category: Cherries)
South Eastern Gazette: 1st August 1914 - "TRAGIC AFFAIR AT LYNSTED - WOMAN DROWNED IN A WELL - HUSBAND'S UNAVAILING EFFORTS AT RESCUE.
Deaths Announced: Judges – July 27th at Rose Cottage, Dadmans, Lynsted, Fanny Frances, the beloved wife of Charles Henry Judges, aged 44 years.
REPORT: TRAGIC AFFAIR AT LYNSTED. WOMAN DROWNED IN A WELL. HUSBAND'S UNAVAILING EFFORTS AT RESCUE. In the middle of a smiling orchard in one of the most beautiful parts of this district a tragedy, which caused quite a sensation in the quiet country neighbourhood, occurred on Monday night. The victim was Mrs. Fanny [Frances] Judges, wife of Charles Henry Judges, a gardener at Lynsted Lodge, and the details, as related at the Coroner's inquest, which was held at Rose Cottage, Dadmans, Lynsted, on Wednesday afternoon, were of a particularly painful character.
Mr. Charles B. Harris, county coroner, conducted the inquest, and the jury was composed of the following gentlemen, viz:- Messrs. W.R.Farmer (foreman), W. Mears, J.J.Dence, C.R.Busbridge, F.Smith, R.M. Packman, E.Champion, W.Russell, W.Smith, and A.S.George.
Charles Henry Judges, gardener, Japonica House, Ludgate-road, Lynsted, identified the body as that of his wife, who, he said, was 44 years of age. Up to about two months ago, he continued, she had very good health, but within the last two months she had been rather strange in her manner; she had expressed fear of her health, and said she thought she would never get over it. She had been attended by Drs Selby and Henderson. She had been living with his mother at Rose Cottage, Dadman's, for about three weeks, as she felt lonely in the village with practically everybody away fruit picking, and nobody to speak to. Before leaving for work about six o'clock on Monday morning he took her up a cup of tea, and she seemed very cheerful. He saw her again at breakfast time and dinner time, and she still seemed the same and when he came home to tea he thought she looked better than she had done for months. They were going to Hastings by motor for a day's outing the following day, and she had been looking forward to it. She had a good tea, and was very cheerful all the evening. In the evening he cut some sandwiches to take with them the next day, and while he did so she stood beside him laughing and joking. Just before they had supper she said "I wonder whether father has closed the gate, meaning the gate leading into the garden, and she then went outside, , leaving the door on the jar. Shortly after, his sister went out to see if his wife had been able to open the gate, as it was difficult to open, and came running back, saying that she was not there. He went out to look for his wife, and on going round the corner of the house he saw that the lid of the well in the orchard was up. The hurdles surrounding the well were not open. His suspicions being aroused, he called his sister back from the top of the orchard, and said to her, "My God, I think she is down the well." His mother and father then came out and he (witness) ran up the road for help. he found Mr. Russell and immediately ran back again. On reaching the well again, his father remarked "I wonder if she has put the well lid up just to frighten us," and to make sure witness called "Fanny" up the orchard. His mother said she thought she heard something down the well, and witness then called down the well, "Lovey, are you there!" and he got the answer "Be quick." He immediately lowered the rope, and called to her to hold fast to it. She did so, and he commenced to draw her up, but she slipped and fell back into the water. The well was 70 or 80 feet deep, and there was 20 or 30 feet of water in it. He ran the rope down again, and shouted to her to catch hold of it, and hold to it, as somebody had gone to get more help. She caught hod of the rope and called up faintly, "Be quick," and witness tried to draw her clear of the water.
The Coroner: Did you lower the bucket?
Witness: No. I didn't think of that at the time.
The Coroner: If you had it would have been something for her to rest on.
Continuing, witness said he drew his wife clear of the water, but she called out "I can't hold on. Be quick." She then slipped off the rope, and the last he heard of her was a moan and a long breath. He then ran to the forge, and asked Mr. Busbridge to go up with a grab hook, and it was about two hours later when the body was recovered..
In answer to the Coroner, witness said that a man volunteered to go down the well while he (witness) was away, but the curb of the well was not safe. "Some time ago," added witness, when he thought she was going to swallow her false teeth, he took them from her, and when he would not let her have them again, she said, "I will never do anything to myself, Lovey. I love you too much ever to go away from you."
William Edward Russell, labourer, St. Christoper's row, Lynsted, said that about twenty minutes to nine on Monday night the previous witness came to him, and told him he had lost his wife, and that he thought she might be down the well. They both ran down the road as fast as they could, and when they arrived at the well they shouted down it, but received no reply. Witness went round the orchard looking for her, and when he got back to the well deceased's husband was drawing her up out of the well. Just as witness arrived he heard deceased slip back into the water. The rope was again lowered, and witness ran off to get another rope and more help. When he got back he could hear nothing of deceased in the well.
In answer to the Coroner, witness said that several men would have gone down the well, but the curb was not considered safe.
Dr. J.F. Henderson, Greenstreet, said that about 9.30 on Monday night he received a message about deceased being in the well, and he was present when the body was brought up. Life was totally extinct; rigor mortis had set in, and it was useless to try artificial respiration. There were no external injuries on the body, except slight abrasions on the right arm and right leg, which might have been caused by the grab hook. The cause of death was, in his opinion, drowning. Along with Dr. Selby, he attended deceased in June, when she gave him the impression that there was something on her mind. She had delusions. Neither witness nor Dr. Selby felt justified in certifying her insane, as it was a border line case. She improved very rapidly, got rid of her delusions, and seemed quite normal again. They warned the relatives, however, to watch her closely, and he thought they did so to the best of their ability. In his opinion deceased had probably had a sudden irresistible impulse to throw herself down the well.
After the Coroner had reviewed the evidence the Jury returned a verdict of "Suicide during a fit of insanity."
After the jury had given heir verdict Dr. Henderson said that Mr. Judges, the husband, had been extremely unwell himself for a long time, and he would no doubt be very much upset when he discovered his wife was in the well.
The Coroner said he had no doubt Mr.Judges did the best he could, and the Jury entirely agreed.
The Times - 28th October 1914 - "Bankruptcy Adjudications: Canterbury - Court, William(carrying on business under the style of Valentine Court and Son). The Greys, Lynsted, Kent, carrying on business at Preston street, Faversham, wine and spirit merchant (the surviving partner of the firm Valentine Court, deceased, and William Court)." (Category: Bankruptcy)
The Times - 10th July 1917 - "AUCTION: By order of the Trustees under the Will of the late Robert Mercer, Esq. EAST KENT. In the Parishes of BAPCHILD, LYNSTED, TEYNHAM, SITTINGBOURNE and RAINHAM. MESSRS. COBB (H.M.COBB, R.COBB, H.F.COBB) will SELL by AUCTION, at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne, on Friday, July 20th 1917, at 3 p.m. precisely, in four or nine lots, the following Valuable Freehold Properties, with the advantage of possession on completion of the purchase:-
CLAXFIELD FARM, a compact holding of 109a. 1r. 3p., comprising Farmhouse, Cottage, and Agricultural Buildings, about 68 acres of first-class Orchards, and 39 acres of fertile Arable Land, situate in the parishes of Lynsted and Bapchild, close to the village of Greenstreet, a short distance from Teynham Station.
A BLOCK of 10 substantially-built COTTAGES, known as Sandown Cottages, with excellent Orchard, containing together 19a. 1r. 20p., in the parish of Teynham, near the village of Greenstreet, and abutting on the London and Dover Road.
SHOP and SEVEN COTTAGES, situate in Harold road, Sittingbourne, producing rentals amounting to £105 6s. per annum.
PLATTERS FARM, Rainham, comprising two Bungalow Cottages, Agricultural Buildings, 46 acres of choice Orchard Land, and about 60 acres of Woodland, adjoining a recently-developed Building Estate, and abutting on the main London road between Gillingham and Rainham, the whole covering an area of 107a. 0r. 25p.
Particular, plans and conditions of sale may be obtained at the place of sale; of Messrs. Tassell and Sons, Solicitors, Faversham; and of Messrs Cobb, Land Agents and Surveyors, 61 and 62, Lincoln's Inn fields, London, W.C., and Higham, hear Rochester." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 21st November 1917 - "KILLED IN ACTION: SEWELL - Killed in action, on the 12th Nov., WILLIAM ALLAN SEWELL, Lieutenant, Border Regiment, attached R.F.C., formerly of Keble College, Oxford, youngest son of the Rev.T.J. And Mrs Sewell, of Lynsted Vicarage, near Sittingbourne, aged 23 years." (Category: Death)
The Times - 3rd April 1918 - "BIRTH. WOOD - On Easter Sunday, 31st March, 1918, at Loyterton, Lynsted, Sittingbourne, to DORIS (nee Carter), wife of CAPTAIN J.HATTON WOOD - a daughter." (Category: Birth)
The Times - 5th July 1919 - "AUCTION: East Kent. In the favourite Residential Locality between Sittingbourne and Faversham. MESSRS.COBB will SELL by AUCTION, at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne, on Friday, July 25th, 1919, at 3pm precisely. An ATTRACTIVE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY known as "NOUDS,". A comfortable Residence with gardens, stabling, and garage, covering a total area of 2a. 2r. 39p., situate in the Parish of Lynsted, about 1¼ miles from Teynham Station on the S.E. and C.Railway. WITH POSSESSION. Particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained at the place of sale; of Messrs. Fladgate and Co., Solicitors, 18, Pall Mall, London, S.W.; and of Messrs. COBB, Surveyors, Land Agents, and Auctioneers, 61 and 62, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2, and Cathedral Chambers, Rochester, Kent." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 6th September 1919 - "AUCTION. LYNSTED, EAST KENT. Between Sittingbourne and Faversham. In a healthy position 1½ miles from Teynham Station. MESSRS COBB will SELL by AUCTION, at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne, on Friday, September 26th, 1919 at 3 p.m., in 13 lots the important Freehold Residential and Agricultural Property known as the LYNSTED LODGE ESTATE, comprising:-
Lot 1. Lynsted Lodge and Grounds. Quantity 31a. 3r. 23p.
Lot 2. Park Farm. Quantity 151a. 1r. 18p.
Lot 3. A Choice Cherry Orchard. Quantity 14a. 1r. 10p.
Lot 4. Colliers Farm. Quantity 73a. 2r. 33p.
Lot 5. Judge's Cottage and Orchard. Quantity 6a. 1r. 30p
Lot 6. Sherlock's Holding. Quantity 8a. 0r. 20p.
Lot 7. Arable land and Yew Tree Cottage. Quantity 29a. 3r. 27p.
Lot 8 & 9. Three Cottages, St. Christopher's Row. Quantity 0a. 2r. 23p.
Lot 10. Small Holding of Orchard with House and Buildings. Quantity 3a. 0r. 37p.
Lot 11. Erriotwood Cottage and shaw. Quantity 0a. 2r. 0p.
Lot 12. Loyterton Farm. Quantity 191a. 0r. 31p.
Lot 13. Marshlands Iwade. Quantity 2a. 1r. 12p.
A. 513a. 2r. 30p.
Also quit rents amounting to £28 8s. 11d. per annum. Possession of the lodge will be given on completion of the purchase, but the remainder is let on various tenancies at gross rentals amounting to £1,000. Particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained at the place of sale; of Messrs Tassell and Sons, Solicitors, Faversham; and of Messrs. H. and R.L. COBB, Surveyors, Land Agents, and Auctioneers, 61 and 62, Lincoln's Inn fields, London, W.C, 2, and Cathedral chambers, Rochester." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 23rd October 1919 - "DEATH: BROWNE - On the 17th Oct., after a long illness, at Dadmans, Lynsted, Kent, HARRIET, beloved wife of MAJOR-GENERAL G.F. BROWNE, C.B., D.S.O., and daughter of the late G.H. Lewin, Barrister-at-Law." (Category: Death)
The Times - 17th April 1920 - "AUCTION: Neame v. Barling. EAST KENT. In the favoured fruit-growing Parishes of Teynham and Lynsted, four miles from Faversham, three miles from Sittingbourne, and about 1¾ miles from Teynham Station on the S.E. And C. Rly. The remaining portion of the NOUDS ESTATE, comprising:-
56a. 2r. 30p. of CELEBRATED ORCHARDS in full bearing, known as "Great Cherry and Parcivals," "Oast," "Ned Moss," "Cellar Hill and Churches," and "Young Plantation" an enclosure of Orchard Land, with four cottages. Possession of the whole, with the exception of the grazing, which is let on yearly tenancy, will be given on completion of the purchase. To be SOLD at AUCTION by MESSRS. COBB, in conjunction with MESSRS. G.WEBB & CO., at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne, on Friday, 7th May 1920, at 3p.m. precisely, in six Lots.
Particulars, Plans and Conditions of Sale may be obtained at the place of sale; of Messrs. Leslie and Hardy, Solicitors, 17, Bedford Row, London, W.C.; of Messrs Valpy, Peckham, and Chaplin, Solicitors, 19, Lincoln's Inn fields, London, W.C.2.; of Messrs. Kingsford, Arrowsmith, and Wightwick, Solicitors, Canterbury; of Messrs. G.Webb and Co., Surveyors, and Auctioneers, Sittingbourne; and of Messrs. B. and R.L. Cobb, Surveyors, Land Agents, and Auctioneers, 61 and 62, Lincoln's Inn fields, London, W.C.2, and Cathedral chambers, Rochester." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 6th August 1921 - "AUCTION: EAST KENT. In the highly productive Fruit growing and Market Garden district of Sittingbourne, 1¼ hours by fast train from London. SMALL FARMS, ORCHARDS, and COTTAGES. Nearly the whole of these Lots will be sold WITH POSSESSION.
Tiptree Farm, Iwade, 95 acres, very suitable for Fruit Planting.
Paradise Farm, Hartlip, 73 acres, Fruit Plantation and Market Garden Land.
Wallbridge Orchard, Upchurch, nine acres of well-established Fruit, and eligible building site.
On Doddington Place Estate, near Sittingbourne. Little Seed Farm, 53 acres, Sandhurst Farm, 37 acres, and Little Frith Farm, 59 acres.
Tickham Farm, Lynsted, 60 acres (20 acres fruit).
Deerton Street, Teynham, very valuable small orchards choice Arable Land and Cottages, in 11 lots.
"BREDHURST HURST" between Chatham and Maidstone, Woodland and Sporting Estate and 12 acre Field at Rainham.
Swanley Farm (part) 96 acres, Sampsons Hall House and five acres and Cottage and Garden, all at Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey.
House and Ship at Greenstreet.
To be sold at auction by MR. WALTER R.ELGAR, of the firm of Messrs. G.WEBB and Co., at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne. On Friday, August 12th, 1921, at 3 o'clock. Particulars, Plan and Conditions of Sale by be had of Messrs. G.Webb and Co., Land Agents, Sittingbourne." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 11th July 1921 - "AUCTION: WITH VACANT POSSESSION. KENT - LYNSTED, NEAR SITTINGBOURNE. Mr.HENRY V. CHEW will SELL by AUCTION, on Tuesday, June 28th, at 2.30, at the London Auction Mart, Queen Victoria street, E.C. The charming 16th century FREEHOLD MANOR HOUSE known as "LYNSTED LODGE", containing three beautifully panelled reception rooms, billiard room, Jacobean oak staircase, 11 bed rooms, dressing and bath rooms; stabling, garage, and out-buildings. Fine avenue drive and well-timbered ground. Pleasure and kitchen gardens. Meadows and woodlands in all 32 acres. Good Hunting and Shooting. May be viewed, and particulars of Sale obtained at the Auctioneer's Offices, 44, Bedford Row, Holborn, W.C." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 25th July 1921 - "AUCTION: WITH VACANT POSSESSION. KENT - LYNSTED. Near Sittingbourne. Mr. HENRY V. CHEW will SELL by AUCTION, on TUESDAY NEXT. June 28th, at 2.30, at the LONDON AUCTION MART, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, E.C., the CHARMING 16th CENTURY MANOR HOUSE, known as "LYNSTED LODGE", containing three beautifully panelled reception rooms, billiard room, Jacobean oak staircase, 11 bed rooms, dressing and bath rooms; stabling, garage, and outbuilding. Fine avenue drive and well-timbered grounds. Pleasure and kitchen gardens, meadows and woodlands, in all 32 acres. Good hunting and shooting. Mat be viewed and particulars of sale obtained at the Auctioneer's Office, 44, Bedford row, Holborn, W.C." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 26th July 1922 - "DEATH: VALLANCE - On the 22nd July, at her residence,Aymers, Lynsted, Kent, after a long illness, CATHERINE RICHARDSON VALLANCE, daughter of the late George Henry Cox, of Derby, and widow of Thomas William Vallance, formerly Captain, 5th Lancers, aged 80. Funeral at Rodmersham Church to-day (Wednesday), at 3 o'clock. R.I.P." (Category: Death)
The Times - 9th September 1922 - "AUCTION: EAST KENT, in a pleasant elevated position in the Parish of Lynsted, between Sittingbourne and Faversham. The ATTRACTIVE FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL ESTATE known as "AYMERS," comprising the House (containing 16 bed and dressing rooms and five reception rooms); stabling, outhouses, entrance lodge, cottage and small homestead. Together with well timbered pleasure gardens and grounds, walled kitchen garden, orchards, pasture and woodlands, the whole covering an area of 47a. 2r. 37p. WITH POSSESSION.
Messrs. COBB, amalgamated with Messrs DANIEL SMITH, OAKLEY, & GARRARD, have received Instructions to offer the above for SALE by AUCTION, at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne, on Friday, September 22nd, 1922, at 2.30 p.m., in one lot. Particulars, plans and conditions of sale may be obtained at the place of sale of the Solicitors, Messrs. Tassell and Son, Faversham. AUCTIONEERS: Messrs. H. and R.L. COBB, 61 and 62, Lincoln's Inn fields, London, W.C.2, and Cathedral chambers, Rochester. Messrs. DANIEL SMITH, OAKLEY, and GARRARD, 4 and 5, Charles street, St. James' square, London, S.W.1." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 16th September 1922 - "SALES BY AUCTION. EAST KENT, in a pleasant elevated position in the Parish of Lynsted, between Sittingbourne and Faversham. The ATTRACTIVED FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL ESTATE known as "AYMERS", comprising the House (containing 16 bed and dressing rooms and five reception rooms); stabling, outhouses, entrance lodge, cottage and small homestead. Together with well-timbered pleasure gardens and ground, walled kitchen garden, orchards, pasture and woodlands, the whole covering an area of 4tA. 2R. 37P. WITH POSSESSION Messrs COBB, amalgamated with Messrs. DANIEL SMITH, OAKLEY, & GARRARD, have received instruction to offer the above for SALE by AUCTION, at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne, on Friday, September 22nd, 1922, at 2.30 p.m. in one lot. Particulars etc [as for 1922-09-09 above.]" (Category: Auction)
The Times - 2nd June 1923 - "MARRIAGE: MR. T.J.ELLIOTT SEWELL, M.C., and MISS E.G.BOWER. A marriage has been arranged, and will take place on August 18 at South Crosland, between T.J.Elliott Sewell, M.C., M.A. (late Captain, R.G.A.), Headmaster of South Lodge Preparatory School, Lowestoft, third son of the Rev. and Mrs. T.J. Sewell, of Lynsted Vicarage, Sittingbourne, and Elisabeth Georgina Bower, younger daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. W. Le Neve Bower, of South Crosland Vicarage, Huddersfield.",Marriage,
The Times - 20th October 1923 - "MARRIAGE: ERSKINE - On the 18th Oct., at Bombay,CAPTAIN CHARLES MAXWELL ORR SAWERS, 9th Royal Deccan Horse, only son of Charles Dundas Sawers and Mrs Sawers, of Eastwick Cottage, Great Bookham, Surrey, to WINIFRED, elder daughter of DAVID WINGFIELD ERSKINE, of Erriot Wood House, Lynsted, Kent." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 27th June 1924 - "CHURCH APPOINTMENTS. The REV. S.E.L.SKELTON, M.A., formerly rector of Orlestone, has been nominated by the Archdeacon of Canterbury to the vicarage of Lynsted, near Sittingbourne." (Category: Appointment)
The Times - 6th August 1924 - "AUCTION: LYNSTED, KENT. About 1½ mile from Teynham Station. 4 miles from Sittingbourne. 4 miles from Faversham. 44 miles from London. MESSRS. J.T.REEVES 7 SON (W.H. REEVES, F.A.I.) Have been favoured with instructions from the Owner, to offer for SALE by AUCTION (unless previously sold by private treaty), upon the premises, on Wednesday, the 13th day of August, 1924, at three o'clock p.m. precisely the very attractive FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY, known as "AYMERS HALL", situated amid beautiful surroundings, adjoining the picturesque and ancient village of Lynsted, in the postal district of Sittingbourne. The property consists of a very substantial and handsome Residence, constructed of red brick with stone dressing and tiles roofs, with stable, coach-houses, garages, and servants' quarters; a walled-in garden with glasshouses, orchard, spacious lawns and pastures, and a convenient lodge-keeper's cottage. The grounds have a total area of about 11 ACRES and 25 PERCHES and include a levelled tennis lawn, ornamental lawns and gardens planted with trees, shrubs, and flowers, the kitchen garden of about one acre surrounded by a substantial brick wall and containing three large glasshouses and the orchard which is stocked with excellent matured fruit trees. VACANT POSSESSION will be given on completion of the purchase. Further particulars may be obtained from the Auctioneers, 44, High street, Whitstable, Kent. Solicitors: Messrs. Cranfield and Wheeler, St.Ives, Hunts." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 7th October 1924 - "DEATH: DIXON - On the 4th Oct., at a nursing home in London, WILLIAM ROPER DIXON, of Cambridge House, Lynsted, Kent, in his 81st year. Funeral at Teynham Church, on Thursday, 9th Oct. At 2.30 o'clock." (Category: Death)
The Times - 20th December 1924 - "ENGAGEMENT: LIEUTENANT M. CHURCH, R.N., and MISS BLACKWOOD. The engagement is announced between Lieutenant Maurice Church, R.N., younger son of Colonel Arthur Bromley Church, C.M.G., R.A.P.C., and Mrs Church, and Adeline, elder daughter of the late Francis Blackwood and Mrs. Blackwood, of Shiplake, and granddaughter of the late Francis Lindsay Blackwood, of Norton Court, Faversham, and of the late Colonel Roper Tyler, of Lynsted, Kent." (Category: Engagement)
The Times - 10th March 1925 - "DEATH: SMITH - on the 7th March, suddenly, at Berkeley House, Lynsted, Kent. GEORGE ALFRED HENRY SMITH, in his 67th year. Funeral at Lynsted Church tomorrow (Wednesday), at 2.30." (Category: Death)
The Times - 12th February 1925 - "WILLS & BEQUESTS: MR. WILLIAM ROPER DIXON, of Lynsted near Sittingbourne, Kent, who died on October 4, in his 81st year. Left estate of the gross value of £35,821, with net personalty £9,319. He left:- £150 to Alice Hall, housekeeper." (Category: Bequests)
The Times - 9th March 1926 - "MARRIAGE: CAPTAIN C.A.CAIRNS and MISS V.ERSKINE. A marriage has been arranged, and will shortly take place, between Captain Charles Albert Cairns, Royal Deccan Horse, third son of the Rev. J.E. and Mrs Cairns, Manse, Muckhart, Scotland, and Violet, younger daughter of David Erskine, Erriott Wood House, Lynsted, Kent." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 7th June 1926 - "AUCTION: By order of Capt. Alured Faunce de Laune. EAST KENT. In the Parishes of Lynsted, Doddington, Norton, Newnham, and Eastling. In a Celebrated Cherry District and about 2½ miles from Teynham Station, five miles from Faversham and Sittingbourne (Southern Railway) Outlying portions of SHARSTED COURT ESTATE, including:-
LITTLE SHARSTED - Valuable Residential and Agricultural Property with Picturesque old-fashioned Residence. Homestead of excellent buildings, a Cottage and Enclosures of Pasture, Arable, and Orchard Land. Quantity 92a. 1r. 0p.
STUPPINGTON FARM - A well-known Fruit and Hop Farm, including Farmhouse, Homestead of useful buildings, two Cottages and Enclosures of Orchard, Hop, Pasture, and Arable Land. Quantity 141a. 2r. 8p.
FORGE FARM - A compact Sheep and Stock Farm, including old-fashioned Farmhouse, a Cottage, two sets of Agricultural Buildings and enclosures of Pasture and Arable Land. Quantity 127a. 1r. 7p.
TASSELLS WOOD, Chalk Pit with Lime-kiln and an Enclosure of Pasture Land. Quantity 17a. 3r. 6p.
WHEELWRIGHTS and SMITHY PREMISES, including House, Buildings, Yard, and Gardens in Newnham village. Quantity 1a. 0r. 27p.
and SEVERAL SMALLER LOTS, including a Fruit Plantation, a pasture Orchard, four Cottages at Doddington and Stuppington, and a Cottage at Erriotwood. Quantity 11a. 1r. 22p.
With possession of nearly the whole on Completion of the Purchase. Messrs. H. and R.L.COBB will offer the above property for Sale by Auction at the Bull Hotel, Sittingbourne, on FRIDAY, JUNE 25th, 1926, at 3 p.m. in 10 or 11 Lots. Particulars from:- Solicitors: Messrs. Maynell and Pemberton, 30, Old Queen street, Storey's Gate. S.W.1.
Land Agent: H.H.Vincer, Esq., little Sharstead Estate Office, Sittingbourne. Auctioneers: As above, Cathedral Chambers, Rochester" (Category: Auction)
The Times - 5th July 1926 - "MARRIAGE: CAIRNS : ERSKINE - On the 1st July, at St.Nicholas Church, Bookham, Surrey, by the Rev. W.N. Higgins, CHARLES ALBERT, second surviving son of the REV. J.E. And Mrs CAIRNS, of Muckhart, Scotland, to VIOLET, younger daughter of DAVID ERSKINE, Erriott Wood House, Lynsted, Kent." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 12th November 1927 - "ECCLESIASTICAL NEWS. CHURCH APPOINTMENTS. The REV. L.E.A.EHRMANN, formerly vicar of St.Michael and All Angels', Plumstead, has been appointed vicar of Lynsted, Kent." (Category: Appointments & Ecclesiastical)
The Times - 30th January 1929 - "OBITUARY: Mr. John. Hamilton, who died at St. Leonards-on-Sea on January 25, at the age of 78, was a son of the Rev. John Hamilton, for 52 years vicar of Lynsted, Kent, and was descended from General Eliott, created Lord Heathfield for his defence of Gibraltar. Educated at Marlborough, Mr.Hamilton became a coffee and tea planter in Ceylon, where he owned the Newton Estate, Dikoya, and up to the time of his death was a director of Eastern Produce, Limited. He married Helen, daughter of the late General Charles Crutchley, of Sunninghill Park, Berkshire." (Category: Obituary)
The Times - 4th February 1929 - "OBITUARY: MRS. LUMLEY HOLLAND. Mrs. Caroline Lumley Holland, widow of Major-General Lumley Holland, died on February 1 at Lynsted Park, Kent. She was a daughter of Mr. W. Hardinge Tyler, whose father George, and the latter's brother, Sir Charles Tyler, G.C.B., Admiral of The White, were grandsons of Ann Baroness Dacre in her own right, and of the eighth Lord Teynham. Sir Charles Tyler served at Trafalgar in command of H.M.S. Tonnant, and was honoured with the intimate friendship of the Duke of York, afterwards King William IV. Mrs Lumley Holland's father was a godson of the Captain Hardinge, R.N., to whom, by the unanimous vote of the House of Commons, a National Memorial was erected in St. Paul's Cathedral.
Mrs.Lumley Holland, who was greatly interested in hospitals, was a member of Queen Alexandra's Committee of Queen's Nurses, and subsequently a member of Queen Mary's Committee, and was awarded the Order of Mercy. She was chairman of the Headquarters Committee of the Girl Guides in the early, difficult days. She was on of the first to realise that it would become a great national movement, and lent rooms in her London residence for the first pioneer Officers' Training School. She was a life member of the Girl Guide Council and was a Vice-President for Kent. When the Primrose League was inaugurated, she was one of the first to join, and was a member of the Ladies' Grand Council. She was also president of the Teynham, Lynsted, Norton, and Kingsdown Women's Branch Conservative Association. She was also on the executives of several animal protection societies. At the Albert Hall meeting on the old horse traffic, the King placed the Royal Box at her disposal. For years she lent a room in her London house as an office to the national Council to Prevent the Export of Horses for Butchery. She had travelled widely and knew numerous European celebrities. Many will remember her charm and kindness as a hostess, both at 5, Wilton crescent and at Lynsted Park, the Elizabethan home of her ancestors. She leaves a son-in-law and one daughter, Mrs. Roper-Lumley-Holland, who takes an active part in public, social, and political life." (Category: Obituary)
The Times - 4th February 1929 - "DEATH: LUMLEY HOLLAND - On Feb. 1. 1929, atLynsted Park, Kent. CAROLINE (""CARRIE""), widow of MAJ-GENERAL LUMLEY HOLLAND, of 5, Wilton crescent, Belgrave square, S.W. Revered and beloved." (Category: Death)
The Times - 7th February 1929 - "FUNERAL: MRS.LUMLEY-HOLLAND. For the funeral service of Mrs. Lumley-Holland at Lynsted Church on Saturday, at 2.30 p.m., cars will meet the train leaving Victoria at 12.10 p.m., due at Sittingbourne at 1.30 p.m. Will friends and representatives wishing to attend please communicate with Lynsted Park, Lynsted, Kent?" (Category: Funeral)
The Times - 11th February 1929 - "FUNERAL: MRS. LUMLEY HOLLAND. The funeral ofMrs. Lumley Holland took place on Saturday at Lynsted Church, the vicar, the Rev. L.E.A.Ehrmann, officiating. The chief mourners were Mr. And Mrs. Roper Lumley-Holland (son-in-law and daughter). Miss Hitching, and Mrs. Nelson. Among other relatives who were present or who sent flowers were The Mackintosh of Mackintosh and Mrs. Mackintosh, Colonel Morreson. Captain Morreson. Mr. T.W.Dent, and the Hon. Christopher Roper-Curzon. Canon Holland and Canon H.Holland (Sub-Dean of Coventry) were unavoidably prevented from being present. The headquarters of the Girl Guides were represented by the Hon. Mrs. Tufton and Miss. Montgomery; Mrs. H.S. Neame represented the Kent Commissioner, and all the companies in the Sittingbourne district were represented. Others present included Mr. Adam Maitland, M.P., Captain Parsons, Major-General G.F.Browne, Colonel and Mrs. Laurence, Mr. R.D. Leigh Pemberton. Dr. Prideaux Selby, Mr. Bridges Dixon, and a representative of the League of Mercy." (Category: Death &Funeral Report)
The Times - 13th March 1929 - "DEATH: MAC MICHAEL - On March 12, 1929, at Walpole Grange, Sittingbourne, HON. SOPHIA CAROLINE, widow of REV. CHARLES MACMICAEL, and eldest daughter of the late Lord Scarsdale, aged 71. Funeral at Lynsted, 2.30p.m. To-morrow (Thursday). Cars will be at Teynham Station to meet 11.35 from Victoria. Flowers to Teynham Station." (Category: Death)
The Times - 16th January 1931 - "DEATHS: Two sisters, aged five and seven, the daughters of Edward Read, a postman, were knocked down by a train and killed while crossing the railway at Teynham, near Sittingbourne, yesterday, on their way to school." (Category: Deaths)
The Times - 12th July 1931 - "DEATH: LAURENCE - On July 12, 1931, after a short illness, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL G.C.R. LAURENCE, late Royal Engineers, of "The Grange", Teynham, Kent, aged 62. Funeral at Lynsted Church to-day (Wednesday) at 2.30 p.m." (Category: Death)
The Times - 21st October 1931 - "DEATH: AUSTIN - On Oct. 19, 1932, at Lynsted Vicarage, Kent. EMMA LANGTON AUSTIN, aged 96 years. Funeral at Lynsted to-day (Friday), 11 a.m. R.I.P." (Category: Death)
The Times - 1st December 1931 - "HOUSE CONTENTS SALE: ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17. DECORATIVE FURNITURE, OBJECTS of ART, and PORCELAIN, the property of MRS. ROPER-LUMLEY-HOLLAND, of Lynsted Park, Kent: DR. H.CORNER, who is giving up his residence, Brook House. Southgate: PRINCE DEMIDOFF: and others, including Chippendale and Hepplewhite chairs, Sheraton side-boards, Queen Anne walnutwood, old French commodes and table, old Chinese and European porcelain, Swiss, German, and other stained glass, and other objects of art; an Ispahan Carpet and two rugs and other Eastern rugs and carpets. May be viewed TWO DAYS preceding." (Category: House Content Sale)
The Times - 12th December 1931 - "WILLS: LIEUTENANT-COLONEL GERALD COTTON RAYNES LAURENCE, R.E. (retired), of Lynsted, Kent, who died on July 12, aged 62, left estate of the gross value of £19,158, with net personalty £17,414." (Category: Wills)
The Times - 28th June 1933 - "BANKRUPTCY: Clayton, J., "St.Christopher," Lynsted, near Sittingbourne, Kent, produce dealer. Court - Rochester." (Category: Bankruptcy)
The Times - 1934 (date unknown) - "Erection of a bronze tablet to the memory of Rev James Hordern on the east wall of the nave. Kingsdown, St Catherine/1 [Not in the Times]" (Category: Inscriptions)
The Times - 20th October 1934 - "WILLS: MISS CATHERINE MARY CUTTS, of Mile Town, Sheerness, who died on August 25, left estate of the gross value of £3,700, with net personalty £2,877. She left:-
£200 to Lethbridge Sick Nursing Society; £200 to St. John Ambulance Association, Sheerness, as to £160 to the men's section and £40 to the women's section; £200 to Eastling, Newnham and District Nursing Association conditional on their providing a district nurse for the parish of Newnham at the time of her death; £150 to the Restoration Fund of the Roman Catholic Church of SS. Henry and Elizabeth, Sheerness: £50 to holy Trinity Church, Sheerness: £100 to Dr. Barnardo's Homes; £100 to the R.S.P.C.A.; £200 to Teynham, Lynsted, Norton and District Nursing Association; and the residue of the property equally between Charing Cross hospital and St. George's Hospital." (Category: ,Bequests)
The Times - 12th April 1935 - "DEATH: SEWELL - On April 10, 1935, at her son's residence, Dundry Vicarage, Bristol, AUGUSTA CECILIA SEWELL, widow of the Rev. T.J.Sewell, formerly Vicar of Lynsted, Kent. Requiem at Dundry at 9.15 to-day (Friday). Funeral at Lynsted at 12 noon to-morrow (Saturday)." (Category: Death)
The Times - 13th January 1936 - "DEATH:HORDERN - On Jan. 11, 1936, suddenly from heart failure in the hunting field, ARTHUR DRAKE HORDERN, of Preston Lea, Faversham, husband of Mabel Frances Hordern and fourth son of the lateRev. HOUSTONNE JAMES HORDERN. Funeral at Kingsdown Church, near Sittingbourne, to-morrow (Tuesday), at 2.30 p.m." (Category: Death)
The Times - 22nd May 1936 - "DEATH: HARDING - On Ascension Day, 1936, at Lynsted Court, the REV.RICHMOND EDWARD HARDING, aged 72, Funeral, Lower Halstow, 3 p.m. To-morrow (Saturday)" (Category: Death)
The Times - 22nd December 1936 - "DEATH: TEYNHAM - On Dec. 19, 1936, very suddenly, at Well House, Sandgate, HENRY JOHN PHILIP SIDNEY ROPER-CURZON, 18th baron, beloved husband of Mabel, daughter of the late Colonel Henry Green-Wilkinson, aged 69. Funeral to-morrow (Wednesday) at 2.45 p.m., Lynsted Church (station, Sittingbourne). Flowers to Well House, Sandgate." (Category: Death)
The Times - 24th December 1936 - "FUNERAL: LORD TEYNHAM: The funeral of Lord Teynham took place at Lynsted, near Sittingbourne, yesterday, the service being conducted by the Rev. L.E.A.Ehrmann, assisted by the Rev. H.G.Blackbourne, who read the Lesson and took the committal at the graveside. The mourners included:-
Commander the Hon. Christopher and Mrs. Roper-Curzon (son and daughter-in-law), the Hon. Ralph Roper-Curzon (son), the Hon. Harriet Roper-Curzon (sister), Captain Green-Wilkinson (brother-in-law), Lady Edward Spencer-Churchill, Mr. and Mrs. Randall Kenyon (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Commander and Mrs H.G.Joyce (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Captain R.M. Watson (nephew), Mr. Temple Harris, R.N. (nephew), Mr. and Mrs. W. Roper-Lumley-Holland (cousins).
Mr. C.W. Nevill, Mr. Roderick Nevill, the Hon. Mrs. Mark Hovell, Mr. A.F. Sims, Captain Faunce-De Laune and Mr. Hubert Faunce-De Laune, Lady Harris (also representing Lord Harris), Captain T. Croft, Mrs. D. Graham, Major A.J. Peareth (also representing Major-General Sir Arthur Lynden-Bell and the Past and Present Association of The Buffs), and Miss Mildred Smith." (Category: Funeral)
The Times - 29th November 1937 - "DEATH: On Nov. 26, 1937, at 27, Augusta Gardens, Folkestone, MABEL LADY TEYNHAM, widow of the 18th Lord Teynham, Henry John Philip Sidney Roper-Curzon, and second daughter of the lateLieutenant-Colonel Henry Green-Wilkinson, Scots Guards, and the late Hon.Mrs. De Vismes Kane. Funeral 3 p.m. to-morrow (Tuesday), Lynsted Church, near Sittingbourne, Kent. Flowers to 27, Augusta Gardens, Folkestone." (Category: Death)
The Times - 2nd February 1938 - "DEATH: VALLANCE - On Jan. 30, 1938, in London,WILFRED GUY AYMER VALLANCE, of Godalming, and The Hollies, Compton, Surrey, youngest son of the late Capt. Thomas William Vallance, 5th Lancers, of Lynsted, Kent, in his 61st year. Funeral Rodmersham, near Sittingbourne, to-day (Wednesday) 2 p.m. Enquiries Welbeck 8714." (Category: Death)
The Times - 23rd September 1939 - "WILLS: THOMAS, Mr. John (85), of Lynsted, Kent (net personalty £64,732)." (Category: Wills)
The Times - 13th December 1939 - "MARRIAGE: LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER R.A.VILLIERS AND MISS E.M.FRIEND. The marriage arranged betweenLieutenant-Commander R.A.Villiers and Miss E.M.Friend will take place on Thursday, December 21, at 2.30, at Lynsted Church, near Sittingbourne." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 22nd December 1939 - "WEDDING REPORT: LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER R.A.VILLIERS AND MISS FRIEND. The marriage took place yesterday at the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Lynsted, Kent, of Lieutenant-Commander Robert Alexander Villiers, Royal Navy, elder son of Mr. And Mrs. E.C.Villiers, of Colombo, Ceylon, and Miss Elizabeth Mary Friend, elder daughter ofBrigadier A.L.I. Friend and Mrs. Friend, of Scuttington Manor, Sittingbourne, Kent. The Rev. E.W.T. Taylor-Jones officiated.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore her going-away dress of sea-blue wool, trimmed with georgette insets, with a hat of plaited velvet, finished with a black veil, and a silver-fox cape (the gift of the bridegroom). She carried a bouquet of Harrisii lilies. She was attended by Diana Susan Villiers (daughter of the bridegroom), whose long dress of white taffeta was trimmed with blue piping. She wore a white wreath in her hair and carried a sheaf of Harrisii lilies. Lieutenant-Commander Robert Aubrey, Royal navy, was best man and, like the bridegroom, was in uniform. The reception was held at Scuttington Manor." (Category: Marriage and Wedding Report)
The Times - 22nd April 1940 - "DEATH: LEDGER - On April20, 1940, at Roydon, Lynsted, Sittingbourne, WILLIAM, beloved husband of CONSTANCE LILIAN LEDGER, passed peacefully away after a long illness, aged 65 years. Funeral, Wednesday, 3 p.m., Lynsted." (Category: Death)
The Times - 30th April 1940 - "GOLDEN WEDDING: SELBY : EASTTY - On April 30, 1890, at the Parish Church, Croydon, PRIDEAUX GEORGE SELBY, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., to ELIZABETH MARY ALICE EASTTY. Present address:Beaugill, Lynsted, Kent." (Category: Golden Wedding)
The Times - 22nd May 1941 - "LAND SALE: "DEMAND FOR FARMS" - Kentish orchards have changed hands through Messrs. G.Webb and Co (Sittingbourne), including 37 acres at Bredgar, for £5,250; and 157 acres at Teynham and Lynsted, for £16,950." (Category: Land Sales)
The Times - 11th January 1943 - "WILLS and BEQUESTS LISTED: OYLER, Mr. Potter George, of Lynsted, Kent, (net personalty £18,487). Gross value £35,132." (Category: Wills)
The Times - 3 September 1943 - "MISSING IN ACTION: SELBY - Missing from operations whilst on duty in one of H.M. Ships, SQUADRON LEADER C.W.P. (JOHN) SELBY, R.A.F.V.R., dearly loved youngest son of Prideaux George and Mrs Selby, of Beaugill, Lynsted, Kent, and beloved husband of Joan." (Category: Missing In Action)
The Times - 11th September 1943 - "PRESUMED DEAD: SELBY - Previously reported missing, now presumed to have lost his life in Aug., 1943, SQUADRON LEADER C.W.P.(JOHN) SELBY, R.A.F.V.R., dearly loved youngest son ofPrideaux George Selby and Mrs Selby, of Beaugill, Lynsted, Kent, and beloved husband of Joan." (Category: Death)
The Times - 11th September 1946 - "AUCTION: Dadmans, Lynsted, near Sittingbourne. Unspoilt part of Kent, surrounded by orchards, near lovely Elizabethan village, Charming 500-year-old RESIDENCE with Queen Anne additions; lounge hall, 3 reception, 6 bed, 2 baths; central heating; 2 garages, stabling; old world walled-in gardens, 6 acres. Best offer over £7,000 will secure. Possession March, 1947, or earlier by arrangement. Orders to view from Sole Agents, F.L.MERCER and Co., 40, Piccadilly, W.1. Reg. 2481" (Category: Auction)
The Times - 20th June 1947 - "A GOOD CROP: CHERRY PICKING AT TEYNHAM. [Images of pickers on ladders and cart of punnets] Captions: The cherry blossom this year has been remarkably fine, and with no late frost an excellent crop is being harvested. This staff photographer's picture shows pickers in an orchard atTeynham Kent. Weighing cherries at Teynham. It is recorded that the first cherry tree in England was planted at Teynham by Richard Harries in the reign of Henry VIII." (Category: Agriculture & Cherries)
The Times - 30th June 1947 - "CHERRIES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES. Sir, your readers may be interested to know that cherries were grown in Teynham in the fourteenth century. The Manor of Teynham was given to Archbishop Athelard in 791 and remained the possession of the Archbishops until Henry VIII persuaded Archbishop Cranmer to exchange it for other lands. Among the documents in Lambeth Library is a Reeves account of Teynham Manor for 1376. Among the profits were 20d. for ""cherries besides the cherries sent to the Lord"" and ""45s. for white wine sold,"" as Teynham also had a flourishing vineyard. Henry gave certain lands called the Brennet to his fruiterer Richard Harrys, who replanted the orchard ""in right line"" as the old stock had ""lost verdure"" (Lambards History of Kent, 1570). The cherry blossom and the heavily laden trees are as beautiful as I have ever seen them in 57 years. Yours faithfully, ELIZABETH SELBY. Lynsted, near Sittingbourne.
Sir - A glance at any good dictionary would have told your correspondents that cherry is Middle English from Norman French, and that the thing (though the work seems of different origin) is even Old English. Yours, &c., R.W.CHAPMAN." (Category: Agriculture & Cherries)
The Times - 3rd January 1948 - "DEATH: ROPER-LUMLEY-HOLLAND - On Dec. 26, 1947, passed to Eternal Life, WILFRED, revered and greatly loved husband ofVIVIAN ROPER-LUMLEY-HOLLAND, of Lynsted Park, Kent. (Letters to 61, Gloucester Road, S.W.7.)" (Category: Death)
The Times - 7th January 1948 - "DEATH: SMITH - On Jan.5, 1948, peacefully, at Berkeley House, Lynsted, CHARLOTTE ANN, widow of GEORGE ALFRED HENRY SMITH. Funeral Lynsted Church, to-morrow (Thursday), at 2 p.m." (Category: Death)
The Times - 21st January 1950 - "BANKRUPTCY: Heaver, Alfred Ronald, residing at "Lynsted Lodge", Lynsted, Kent, lately carrying on business at 22, Great Smith Street, London. Court - Canterbury (Friday, Jan. 20)" (Category: Bankruptcy)
The Times - 10th April 1950 - "PERSONAL: LETTICE LEON, Beaugill, Lynsted, sends her love and many thanks to all those people who have written and been so kind during her illness; she will write or telephone as soon as she feels well enough." (Category: Personal)
The Times - 2nd August 1950 - "DEATH: SELBY - On Aug. 1, 1950, at Belmont Paddocks, Faversham, peacefully, after a long illness. ELIZABETH MARY ALICE SELBY, M.B.E., of Beaugill, Lynsted, Kent, aged 83 years. Funeral at Teynham Church 2.30 p.m. To-morrow (Thursday)." (Category: Death)
The Times - 1st September 1950 - "PROPERTY FOR SALE: INTERESTING COUNTRY RESIDENCE of medium size, parts of historic importance; 6 bed rooms, 2 bath rooms, beautifully panelled dining room and study, and Elizabethan arms rooms; company's water, central heating; modern sanitary fittings throughout; Aga cooker; staff annexe; garage, outbuildings, and 31 acres; extensive walled garden and woodlands. Owing to litigation the house has been empty for some months and the grounds require restoration. Bargain at £7,000. A large mortgage if required. James Downing, Lynsted Lodge, near Sittingbourne, Kent." (Category: Property for sale)
The Times - 8th December 1950 - "DEATH: BLACKWOOD - On Dec. 6, 1950, peacefully at a nursing home in Dublin, CATHERINE MABEL ROPER BLACKWOOD, daughter of the late Col. Roper Tyler, of Lynsted Lodge. Funeral to-day (Friday)" (Category: Death)
The Times - 19th April 1951 - "AUCTION: Kent, near Sittingbourne. The Freehold Residential Fruit and Arable Farm. Loyterton Farm, Lynsted. FIRST CLASS CHERRY and HARD FRUIT ORCHARDS of 83¼ acres; arable 95½ acres, pasture 3½ acres; character Residence (9 bed rooms, 4 reception rooms, bath room); companies' water, electric light; homestead, ample buildings with oasts; open yards; barns, 7 cottages. POSSESSION.
For Sale by Auction as a whole or in 3 lots at the Bull Hotel (Market Buildings), Sittingbourne, on Friday, 4th May, at 3 p.m. (unless previously sold). Solicitors: Messrs. Wood and Wootton, 8, Stone buildings, Lincoln's Inn, W.C.2. Joint Auctioneers: Messrs. George Webb & Co., Sittingbourne and Messrs. Knight, Frank & Rutley." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 17th July 1951 - "AUCTION: MESSRS. G.WEBB & Co., Land Agents, Surveyors, and Auctioneers, 43, Park Road, Sittingbourne. Tel. 56 and 57. EAST KENT. For SALE with possession, 4½ miles equidistant Sittingbourne and Faversham, close to old-world village of Lynsted, among Kentish cherry orchards. A delightful, early 17th Century Country Residence known as "BEAUGILL"; 4 reception, 6 bed, 2 bath; electric light, gas and water; finely restored with many period features; about 1½ acres (with further 13 acres if desired, at present let). For SALE by AUCTION at Sittingbourne. THURSDAY, JULY 26th. 3 p.m. - Particulars from the Auctioneers, G.WEBB & Co. as above." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 3rd June 1952 - "AUCTION: By order of Executors. KENT - 3 MILES SITTINGBOURNE. 43 miles from London and 13 miles Coast. Compact small FREEHOLD country property with unspoiled 15th Century House. MALT HOUSE, LYNSTED. Abounding with period features; own electric light, Co's water and gas; part central heating; 3 reception, sun lounge, 4 bed, dressing and bath room, offices; garage, outbuildings; matured grounds, kitchen garden and small orchard. AUCTION, 10th JULY, at The Bull Hotel, Swanley." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 18th June 1952 - "BANKRUPTCY. Macey, Charles E., 1, Lynsted Lane, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent, general and fruit dealer. Court - HIGH COURT." (Category: Bankruptcy)
The Times - 11th August 1952 - "MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED: MR.R.A.COMYN CHING ANDG.S.TURNER. The engagement is announced between Anthony, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Comyn Ching, of Aymers, Lynsted, Kent, and Gillian, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K.F.S. Turner, of 29, The Ridgeway, Finchley, N.3." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 20th April 1953 - "DEATH: COMYN CHING. On April 17, 1953, peacefully, atAymers, Lynsted, REGINALD COMYN CHING. Cremation (private), Charing, Kent, 9.30 a.m., tomorrow (Tuesday). Memorial service, St. Peter and Paul, Lynsted, Kent, April 25, at 12.15 p.m. Cars will meet 10.35 train from Victoria at Sittingbourne. no flowers. Donations may be sent to I.H.V.E. Benevolent Fund or Lynsted Playing Fields." (Category: Death)
The Times - 8th August 1953 - "BANKRUPTCY. Oyler, Alfred. 3, Camden Square, London, N.W.1. and lately carrying on business at Malt House, Lynsted, Kent, as a smallholder. Court - HIGH COURT." (Category: Bankruptcy)
The Times - 10th September 1954 - "Illustrations of "HOP PICKING BY MACHINERY IN KENT". Teynham. Captions: (1) "An increased use is being made of machinery to bring in this year's hop harvest, and this has been of great value in dealing with the labour problem. The Bruff hop-picking machine, shown in these pictures, was photographed in use at Teynham, near Sittingbourne, Kent. Above is shown the rack carrier which takes the hops from the field to the machine. (2) Women and Children picking hops by hand. A scene at Oare, near Faversham, Kent. (3) This hop picking machine has an output of about 3,000 bushels a day under good conditions. About 30 operators are required, inside and out, to man this machine." (Category: Agriculture)
The Times - 21st July 1955 - "SALE OF PROPERTY. By instructions from Trustees. Heart of the Country, 45 miles from London; and easy car run to the coast. LYNSTED LODGE, KENT. Approached by ancient lime avenue and second drive through park-like farm-land. The historic old house in lovely grounds. Contains hall, 3 reception and panelled drawing room, 5 bed and 2 bath rooms; staff annexe with third bath; central heating; main water and electricity; garage, outbuildings and cottage; mellowed brick walled gardens, parkland. For Sale with 32 Acres. View by appointment only. Vendors' Agents: WINKWORTH and Co., 48 Curzon Street, W.1. (Gro. 3121)." (Category: Sale of Property)
The Times - 11th July 1956 - "AUCTION: LYNSTED, near SITTINGBOURNE, KENT. Situate in pleasant village surroundings, with bus service to Sittingbourne, about 4 miles distant; Teynham on the A2 London-Dover Road is within 1 mile. THE CHARMING SMALL 16th CENTURY RESIDENCE, known as HILLSIDE. Containing 4 bedrooms, bath room, 3 reception rooms, kitchen and cloak room; main gas, electricity and water, cesspool drainage; garage, workshop; gardens of about ¾ acre. VACANT POSSESSION. To be SOLD by AUCTION by Messrs. H. & R. L. COBB, and DANIEL SMITH, OAKLEY & GARRARD at the MARKET BUILDING, SITTINGBOURNE (rear of Bull Hotel), on FRIDAY, 20thJuly, 1956, at 3 p.m. Particulars and Conditions of Sale may be obtained from : he solicitors: Messrs. Mowburn Walker & Cairo, 33, Bedford Row, London, W.C.1. The Auctioneers as above, at: 7, Ashford Road, Maidstone (Tel. 3428); Castle Chambers, Rochester; 138, High Street, Sevenoaks; and 32, St. James's Street, London, S.W.1." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 10th August 1956 - "CHURCH APPOINTMENTS. The REV J.D.G.REEVE, vicar of Lynsted with Kingsdown, diocese of Canterbury, to be rector of St.Andrew's, Deal, same diocese." (Category: Appointments & Ecclesiastical)
The Times - 1957 (date not known) - Erection of a tablet top to the memory of Rev E W Taylor-Jones by the church arch. Kingsdown Church (Category: Memorial)
The Times - 21st March 1957 - "CHURCH APPOINTMENTS. The REV. V.C.PUPLETT, vicar of Scunthorpe, diocese of Lincoln, to be vicar of Lynsted with Kingsdown and rector of Norton, diocese of Canterbury." (Category: Appointments &Ecclesiastical)
The Times - 20th August 1959 - "DEATH: SMITH - On August 19, 1959, at Canterbury,MILDRED MORTON SMITH, of Berkeley House, Lynsted. Funeral service at Lynsted Church, to-morrow (Friday), at 2.30 p.m." (Category: Death)
The Times - 24th November 1959 - "ENGAGEMENT: LIEUTENANT M.S.NASH, R.N. (RETD), and MISS J.J. ALEXANDER. The engagement is announced betweenMichael, eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs Nash, of Erriot Wood House, Lynsted, Kent, and Jill, only daughter of Dr. And Mrs. P.C.Alexander, of Granville House, Byfleet, Surrey" (Category: Engagement)
The Times - 27th July 1960 - "MARRIAGE: MR. M.S.NASH AND MISS J.J.ALEXANDER. The marriage took place on Saturday, at St. Mary's church, Byfleet, of Mr. Michael Nash, eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel and Mrs. C.S. Nash, ofErriot Wood House, Lynsted, Kent, and Miss Jill Alexander, only daughter ofDr. and Mrs Paul Alexander, of Granville house, Byfleet, Surrey. The Rev. K.C.Oliver and the Rev. H.F.Jones took apart in the service.
The bride, who was given away by her father, was attended by four bridesmaids, Miss Patricia Evans (cousin of the bride), Miss Alison Douglas, Miss Nicola Lightfoot, and Miss Susan Warren. Lieutenant John Britton, R.N., was best man.
A reception was held at Granville House, and the honeymoon is being spent in Italy." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 29th July 1966 - "AUCTION: BETWEEN FAVERSHAM AND SITTINGBOURNE. A FAMILY PERIOD HOUSE, DADMANS, LYNSTED. Lounge-hall, 2 reception, cloaks, playroom, 6 bed rooms, 2 bath rooms, domestic offices; pretty garden and paddock orchard; outbuildings including stablings and garages; cherry orchard; in all about 5 ACRES. Vacant Possession. Auction (unless previously sold) as a whole or 2 Lots 6th September - Burrows & Co." (Category: Auction)
The Times - 31st December 1969 - "ENGAGEMENT: Mr. E.Tatarakis and Miss E.Minchen. The engagement is announced between Evangelos, son of Mr. And Mrs. Tatarakis, of Athens, and Elizabeth, younger daughter of the Rev. Basil andMrs. Minchin, Lynsted, Kent." (Category: Engagement)
The Times - 1969 (date unknown): Tablet in the porch to the memory of Alice Russell andJohn Gwyer. Kingsdown Church (Category: Memorial)
The Times - 5th July 1971 - "MARRIAGE: SWANN : REDWOOD. On July 3rd, 1971, at St Stephen's Church, Canterbury, Kent. Geoffrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Swan, of Lynsted, Kent, to Francesca, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. H.Richard Redwood, of Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, Middlesex." (Category: Marriage)
The Times - 26th July 1973 - "DEATH. SMITH - On 24th June, 1973, at his home, Berkeley House, Lynsted, near Sittingbourne, Kent, Ashley Morton, aged 72. Funeral Thursday 28th, June, at 11.30 a.m., Kent County Crematorium, Charing. Enquiries to R.High and Sons. Telephone Sittingbourne 72958" (Category: Death)
The Times - 29th November 1974 - "HOUSING ESTATE: CLUTTONS, KENT, NEAR FAVERSHAM. London 45 minutes by motorway or rail. The Vallance, Lynsted, Architect designed to individual requirement: 3, 4 or 5 bedroom family houses to be constructed in a spacious country park on the edge of a very attractive Kentish village. Show house available for viewing. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, loggis, Central heating, double garage. Quarter-acre plot. £35,000 Illustrated brochure available." (Category: Property for sale)
The Times - 11 December 1975 - "ECCLESIASTICAL: Resignations and retirements: TheRev. B.G.F. Minchin, Vicar of Lynsted with Kingsdown and Norton, diocese of Canterbury, on December 31. (Category: Retirements & Ecclesiastical)
The Times - 6th February 1976 - "ENGAGEMENT: Mr. C.P. Fairweather and Mrs. N.J.Harland. The engagement is announced between Charles, younger son ofMr and Mrs C.H.F. Fairweather, of Nouds House, Lynsted, Kent, and Nicola, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs A.J.D. McArthur, of Caisson House, Combe Hay, Bath." (Category: Engagement)
The Times - 16th March 1976 - "ECCLESIASTICAL: Appointments. The Rev. W.H.G.Hill, curate of Reigate, diocese of Southwark, to be Vicar of Lynsted with Kingsdown, Norton, diocese of Canterbury." (Category: Appointments &Ecclesiastical)
The Times - 1980 (date not known) - "Erection of a plaque to the memory of W Coultrip. DCb/E/F/Kingsdown Church (Sittingbourne), St Catherine/4 (Category: Memorials)
The Times - 3rd January 1981 - "ENGAGEMENT: Mr. E.J. Chandler and Miss M.J.Fisher. The engagement is announced between Edward James, only son of Mr and Mrs J.C.Chandler, of Purley, Surrey, and Melanie Jane, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs C.E.S.Fisher, of Bogle, Lynsted, Kent" (Category: Engagement)
The Times - 14th December 1983 - "ENGAGEMENT: Mr. H.A.C. Boucher and Miss F.J.Lowe. The engagement is announced between Hugh Alexander Comyn, eldest son of Mr and Mrs R.C.Boucher, of Lynsted, Kent, and Fiona Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs H.B. Lowe, of Mereworth, Kent." (Category: Engagement)
The Times - 2nd March 1985 - "DEATH: BOUCHER - On 27th February, 1985, peacefully at her home in Kent, Catherine Mysanwy, aged 74, beloved wife of Robert. Funeral service at St Mary's church, Norton, near Sittingbourne, at 11 a.m., on Tuesday 5th March. Family flowers only. But donations, if desired, to Norton Church, c/o Rev W.Hill, the Vicarage, Lynsted, Sittingbourne, Kent." (Category: Death)