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Family Letters relating to Elizabeth Crisp nee Marsh


Letter from Milbourne Marsh (1709-1778) to his brother George Marsh (1722-1800)


11 Feb 1779


My dear Brother,


I have been so ill as not able to you since my last. I now understand the £60 you mentioned was part of the £200 I desired you to advance Mrs Crisp. I was afraid she wanted £60 more, which I will never advance a penny more to her, for had it been £600 instead of £60 she would a gott it all all if she could, and not even left me a shilling to pay for the Victualling dept, or buried me, so much of her Husband's principals has she imbued. I have altered my will and took from what I had left the girl as much as will pay my depts. Indeed brother she has gave me great uneasiness and wish she had not come home. It will be necessary to give her a hint, that should she get Frank Marsh, or anybody else at Portsmouth to advance her any money just before she sails (as she did Mr Ommany when she whent out) that I will not answer any bill she may draw on me. I will know my dear brother you will do for me as if it was for your self. God bless you.


Milbourne Marsh.






Letter from Mrs E. Crisp to her Uncle George Marsh (1722-1800)


Weevil 7 April 1779 returns thanks for kindness.


My Dear Sir


Weevil 7 April


We arrived here yesterday about six o'clock in the evening - our journey was pleasant and easy thanks to your kind care and advice. We have received a friendly welcome from Cousin Frank and wife, who have made many enquiries after yourself and my dear Aunt, who I hope is much better than when we left her. We wished to have taken a more particular leave of her, yet perhaps it may be better we did not, as our spirits were greatly agitated. I have much to thank her for: the tender regard she had always showed to my Poor Girl will ever be remembered with the highest gratitude, as well as all your kind and affectionate assistance; indeed my dear Uncle, I have not words to express all I wish and have no other way of ever making you the smallest return, buy by everlasting love and duty.


Bettsy is now entertaining the family at the Spinet, which was got nearly for her and a very great advantage. She sends her dear Aunt Marsh her love and a thousand good wishes for a return of health and spirits, do add mine to her also, with the same to yourself, and kindest remembrance to our cousins, being always my dear sir


Your affectionate and


Obliged Niece


Eliza Crisp




If you see Mr Morrison please to give our loves to him and Aunt Duvell, I will write them tomorrow.


I beg leave to remind you of letters you said you believed you could get for Burry to Mr Weeller and Mr Francis of Bengal, Supreme Councellers.






Letter Mrs E. Crisp account for baggage. Received 2 June 1779 to her Uncle George Marsh (1722-1800).


George Marsh,


Navy Office




My Dear Uncle,


I beg to mention a circumstance which is - that you will please to give a line to Mr E.Husher, His Captain or Mr Cuthbert by their ships, respecting our going in the store ships. They may have thoughts of  sending to Bengal a vessel for stock stores etc about the time we may arrive, or a little sooner, when they might postpone it, on account of giving us a passage to Bengal, provided they are acquainted with our coming. The common Country ships are very rotten and dangerous, many accidents frequently happen, and all the India Men will have left Madras. But this is only my thoughts. You will be the best judge if such letters are necessary. Many thanks for those letters already received. Betty love and duty to Aunt and yourself. Please to accept mine also, and believe


My my Dear Sir


Your most affectionate


And Obliged Niece


E Crisp


Ps  And had the pleasure of a visit from Mr Swan yesterday.


2 June.






Letter John Matthews presumably to George Marsh (1722-1800)


Rochester Vict Office 19 June 1779




This day were honored with yours, And am to inform you a letter from the Board to Mr Slade acquainting him an Impost Bill was made out in his name, in consequence this day I received directions from the Agent to pay the Office on Monday next and draw on him for the same, being £395.2.4. According will pay Mr Marsh £52 deducting 1 / 6 in the pound.


The Account of money received by the late Agent from 1st April last


To Balance from last Quarter £104.4.0/a


Ap-to an Impost Bill for Meal £120.0.0


£244.4.0 /a


Money paid before the Death of the late Agent --


5 April Mr Wilson for land, house, window, timber £7.9.1/2


Db Richard Bristow for  ½ years quite rent £2.10.0


Db George Day for hire of his Vessels and Board and Order £12.0.0


8th James Green for  Meal £120.0.0


6th- May George Day for hire of his Vessels £12.0.0


7th  Thomas Tomlyn one years rent for  G Marsh £5.0.0


£159.10.9 -/2


Remains in hand of Mr Marsh £65.5.2 ¾


Postage of Letters not yet settled.


I shall pay due regard to your very obliging advice and send the Account to the Board when made out, advising you of the same.


I have paid due respect to Mr Slade with everything transacted.


This afternoon I loaded Mr Buller with empty cask for London, on her return to bring back the Agents furniture, as well put on board your chest, marble slab and frame. Dining and card table with the draft of Mahone who will sail tomorrow morning.


I am with the greatest respect,


Honble Sir


Your most Obt most humble servant


John Matthews.






Letter Mrs E. Crisp to her uncle George Marsh (1722-1800)


5 Nov 1779 upon her leaving London to proceed for Portsmouth.


My Dear Sir,


The general opinion has been that we must set off for Portsmouth this morning. I have so much to say to you,  that have not words to express myself as I --, indeed you will be so kind to - any defects in one at the present my mind being greatly agitated. I parted last night from two dearly beloved brothers and your two dear sons. I dread the chaise coming to the door, poor Betty, but we are too much distressed not to see you, and Parent, Uncle, friend; and prayers shall ever be offered up to the best of beings for your preservation and happiness. Please to embrace our Aunt Marsh for us and assure her with our kindest love that her affectionate attention to us will always be most tenderly and gratefully remembered. Should money which I am acquainted with, arrive before I reach India, you will please to make, dear Mr Morrisons little ones some present that you may think proper, our obligations to him can never be repaid. As also to settle with Frank Marsh, should I find (please Got I get safe) that remittance should not have been made, through any accident whatever, depend it shall be immediately done. Till such time I am quite certain Frank Marsh will not hear of payment. His friendship to us has been most particular. The Mentan Maker could not tell me when she fitted Betty, gown last night what her bill will be, but thinks about four pounds, the stay maker is to bring one pt of stays for her and a stomacher for me, which is all I owe. The streamer? I paid last night. These articles you will please to pay. Tea and some sugar I must get at Portsmouth. The Carriage of my things from here will be very heavy indeed but we cannot help it. I hope I shall be able to receive the letters you kindly said you would write. My cousin Billy is to forward you of one to Mr Swan. I shall write you as soon as I get down. Farewell my dear Uncle. May every good angel (spelt Angle) guard you - your affectionate and ever obliged Niece


E Crisp.


Betty's love and duty. I shall pay the  Black girl's board.










Paper written by George Marsh (1722-1800) relating to Milbourne Marsh (1709-1779) and his son Major Marsh's affairs and the Copy of the Will of the latter.


Memorandum. My Brother died viz 17 May 1779 he had £2000 in the o&C consuls £900 of which he gave Major Marsh, £700. K Marsh to receive the Interest of the £700 only for her life and the remaining £400 was sold agreeable to his Will to pay his Victualling Office and all other his debts. He left his house and goods as / and the inventory herewith to his widow Kath Marsh for her life, then to be sold and divided between his sons the Major, Jno Marsh and his Niece Maria Crisp. The Residue of his effects he left to his said widow.




19 June 1779


Mr Mathers account of my Brother's account with the Victualling Board and that he left the Balance in Mrs K Marsh's hands to pay to the Victualling Board. All settled.


On His Majesty's Service


George Marsh Esq.


Commissioner of His Majesty's Navy


Navy Office










Letter from Mrs E. Crisp to her Uncle George Marsh (1722-1800)


13 Nov 1779 on her going on board the York + memo


My Dear Sir,


I have a minute to tell you that we got safe on board. Sir Samuel Hood behaved extremely kind regarding the Yatch. I did by the people what was proper as I consulted Mr Hunter. I am under great obligation him and Mr Swan who were particularly kind and attentive. Cousin Frank has just sent off the Tr-es, and Mr Morrisons -eer (Cheer?) we have every appearance of  happiness with Captain Becham, and our Cabin is as well as the nature of things will admit. We are quiet which is a comfortable circumstance. I shall write again by Pilot. Your kindness upon every account will be present in my memory and therefore be assured my dear Uncle I shall be particularly mindful to settle all those matters where you are in advance. Other obligations must be my our duty and affection. The letter is called for. Betty grins in love to all and I am your most affectionate


And ever obliged Niece,


E Crisp


13 Nov (or 18 Nov)






22 May 1779 - Memorandum of things brought from the Ceres Indiaman, and left at the Custom House at Portsmouth. A copy of which was given to Mr Earl the Collector's Chief - (Secretary?)


No. 1 Black leather trunk


2 Portmanteau


2 Bag Rice


3 Small Box


3 Bag oatmeal


5 Large hair trunk


6 Large hair trunk


7 Chest with Brass hinges


8 Red Chest covered with Canvas


9 Red Chest


9 A small nest of Drawers in Canvas


10 Green Chest


11 Harpsichord


13 Beading in a Canvas Case


14 Hamper with Bristol Water


One large trunk marked H Mary Humphreys


One Green Chair


Total 17 Articles.






Letter Mrs E Crisp, Son and Daughter 6th March (received April) 1782 to her brother from on River.


My dear Brother,


How does St Luise? agree with you. God grant that it my be well; how far are we divided; and to be near you now would be a happiness superior to any I could possibly experience, but that bliss I never more shall meet with. I have a complaint in one of my breast which the surgeons call a Skerries Tumor - nothing yet to outward appearance, only a hard ball within, it came on about a week before I arrived at Madras and I was near well with the attention that had been paid to it, before we arrived in Bengal Road - but alas - a new train of misfortunes, and of the keenest nature opened my wounds of heart and body afresh, and my complaint hardened again and increased daily. To enter into particulars of my sufferings would only hurt me, and distress you, so shall leave it, and endeavor to tell you a tale of the smart side. My dear boy was at Dacca, has since been removed through my interest, and got a fine Secretare? post in Calcutta, where his sister and self are port of the family. They doat upon each other and the house is a fact (seat?) of happiness and cheerful society as they are both musical. We have a musical meeting once a week at our house, and your niece is so much improved in her playing; that she performs in full concert, an excellent master is here, but she is now only accompanied, l--- of learning, plays everything at sight. She is esteemed the first dancer in the Country, our house is the resort of all the gay and agreeable. I sometimes make my appearance in their parties, but very seldom indeed. We only can talk (contact?) when the heart is at ease, and mine is not so. Therefore retirement is most pleasing. My complaint is of such a nature that my reason as well as feelings convince me a short time must put a period to my existence; and surely my dearest brother, life in my opinion is not worth having upon painful terms. It is for our surviving friends that we need mostly feel. My poor children seem to set infinite value upon my life, and are so extremely anxious to get me relief. I endeavor to smile amidst these evils, as it cheers them, and will strive all I can to lengthen out my days. Your niece has not yet met with the man of her heart, though many very advantageous offers such as excited independence, and elegant stile of life, but as she is stiled a Beauty, we must allow her to please herself. She grows a sweet C--- Universally admired. Burrish is five feet ten, a fine manly fellow, and a very excellent one, a disposition that would please you of Bill Marsh's turn a good deal, with your ease of temper. So much for my blessings and comforts, and all the treasures their poor dear Father had power to leave me, however, the Income of my son has been made great upon my account, I keep his house, and am sole manager, but we do not live together as son, and mother, but as affectionate friends. No restraint, or mean suspicion ever enters our dwelling. All is free and independent, when agreeable to him, he makes his parties, and sets off with his dogs (Lags? Tags?) upon hunting, or shooting expeditions, and we prepare a little agreeable set of friends to give him the meeting at supper on his return. My Maria is my substitute, for when I am not disposed to make my appearance, she is Locum Genes, and as they say, fills the House. We have been greatly disappointed and mortified at receiving no letters, my Uncle assured me he would provide good recommendations for my Burrish, but we have never got any. I have done with my pen what has been done and thank God, succeeded hitherto. Yet a letter from my Lord North or his principal secretary to Mr Hastings in favour of my boy would give us great consequence, and get him speedily promoted. Then I want a letter to Mr Macferson one of our Supreme Councellors. Do you know of a such man, a friend of his, to get your Nephew recommended to him. Mr Macferson is already much inclined to be our friend, he frequently admires your niece, but while I do live, I must battle (bustle?) for my young ones. I think you may get him well recommended to Macferson, through some such man in high station, then our interest would be great indeed, for Macferson and the Governor are one. Do my dear brother remind our Uncle to get a good substantial letter in favor of Burrish, but it must come from my Lord North, or by his order to carry force with it, and as we are already in genteel station, we should soon be very much so indeed. Therefore it is worth the pain for the honor, and pleasure my Uncle would receive at our situation. We are now upon the River in a yacht for change of air, for we often stop at delightful spots and anchor for the night, and the bustle of the servants cooking, and all busy, diverts me, we form a little principality and our cork (cash? cork?) room boat has every convenience, fresh bread, butter delivered every day and an excellent table though upon the water. How we vainly wish for you, very often indeed. I would give you an excellent bottle of old Madeira, and good Claret, but you would be set up yourself I really believe, our joy would be so great to have you. Pray God you may be preserved where you are gone, but I must never hope to see thee more. Jacky has never wrote me since I have been in the country, though several opportunities have offered from Ireland. I wonder at it, as he must have been certain attention to me now would have the greatest force, the loss of my poor affectionate Crisp is ever new, and ever painful, and a little attention from my friends softens the Evil. Your kindness my brother before we quitted our Native shore, is often talked of, and the use (?) it was of, was, of the greatest comfort to us. The remittance that was made Marsh and Creed was £200 - £400, in the hands of Snow would much over pay all we owed, and as I mentioned you, hope my Uncle settled that matter; take care of yourself my dear, to guard against complaints, which as we advance in life must be expected, you have only yourself to indulge and I hope you will in the best manner possible. Fate has ever placed a gulph between us, who could enjoy the greatest felicity together, therefore I must be resigned, farewell, sometimes think of us, as we do of you, and believe me your fond and affectionate sister,


  1. Crisp.


PS: As starping is uneasy to me, I make no apologies for my writing.


6 March upon the River  1782






Letter from Maria Crisp to her uncle Maj Francis Millbourne Marsh (1738-1782)


Calcutta. 10th March 1782


My dear Sir,


In a letter from my Uncle the Commissioner he informed us that you are gone to St.Lucia. I wish we had been so fortunate to have seen you in this Country; as am confident you would have preferred it to the West Indies, provided you would have got out with your Rank.


My dear Mother has been extremely ill, and still continues very indifferent, and you are no stranger to the misfortune we met with, upon our arrival in Bengal; the remembrance of which, still dwells too much upon her mind, and has been the principal cause of her constant ill state of health. Both Mama, and myself, wrote you when we arrived but as our letters have never been acknowledged, imagine they were not received. It made us very happy to hear, that my Uncle was settled, so much to his satisfaction in Ireland. I wrote him lately but have been hitherto particularly unfortunate, in letters from Europe, having received only two, since we arrived, numbers doubtless must have miscarried, in both sides. My Mamma writes you by the conveyance; therefore, I beg leave to refer you to her letters, for all particulars, regarding our situation. I have only to request, my dear Sir, that you will sometimes indulge us with a few lines. It will be a very great satisfaction from one, where health and happiness are so much interested in. Please, my dear Sir, believe me with sincere wishes for every felicity to attend you.


Your dutiful and most affectionate Niece,


Maria Crisp.


My brother is well, and urges me to present his duty, and his love.    








Letter from Maria Crisp to her aunt Ann Marsh (1720-1784)


Calcutta, 11 April 1782


My dear Madam


Since I do myself the pleasure of writing you, by Captain Thomson, nothing has occurred worth communicating. I therefore can only report, my most sincere wishes, that yourself and family are in perfect health. We are all well here, except my dear Mother, who still continues much the same, as when I wrote last. She writes my dear Uncle, by this opportunity I hope Captain Thomson has been safe arrived, long since. He can inform you more particularly regarding us. The weather is not setting in extremely hot, notwithstanding which, the place is tolerably gay. Miss Williamson, who you may recollect, called upon us, at the Navy Office, with a Mrs Mattochs, is married, drives four horses live in high stile and is now a very great lady. She came to the country with Captain Snow, and we were to have been in the same Cabin. What a wonderful - of fortune, has she experienced! She is turned quite a Lady Fanciful. Her Husband is a good kind man, but rather soft in the P-----, and only second in command. I wish you were acquainted with some people here, for then I might offer you entertainments, as there are conspicuous characters. I beg you will present my duty, and kindest love, to my dear Uncle, and most affectionate remembrances to my Cousins - my dear Madame, and be assured that though fate has deemed my residence in this part of the globe, my heart, and thoughts are much ab--, and you and my dear Uncle, frequently writing myself, at your - abode on Blackheath, where I have passed so many, many happy hours. Wishes are vain, therefore must be content with hearing sometimes of your welfare. A few lines from yourself, would afford me the highest satisfaction. Will you indulge me so far! And, believe me with the greatest respect, and regard,


My dear Madam


Your dutiful and most affectionate




Maria Crisp


  1. If Mrs Ray is still with you do me the favor to remember me kindly to her.






Letter from Mrs E. Crisp to her Uncle George Marsh (1722-1800)


Calcutta 9 April 1782


My Dear Sir,


I hope you will have our little parcel by Captain Thompson, who sailed from hence about a month ago, since when, we have received a letter from Marsh and Creed acknowledging the next of sequence sent to them, the sum being so trifling. I am in doubt whether you may have sufficient to repay all charges - only, that I hope Snows 80 maybe by you received, however, depend my dear Sir, you will have a remittance should the other fail. I sincerely hope Captain Thompson will get safe upon his own account, as well as ours. The letters by him will inform you of our situation, particularly my own - and how earnestly I request your kindness regarding my Burresh - such as a strong recommendation to Mr Hastings [Warren Hastins 1732-1818 - first Govenor General of India], Mr Sulavan and Macpherson, the two last  in the Supreme Council. Mr Whiles is not of much weight, however, he can always be of great service - but the most principal, is a letter, either from my Lord North, or his secretary to the Governor Mr Hastings. Mr Hastings is now much our friend, but he pays great attention to those Gentlemen who are particularly recommended to him, by some people in power. Mr Macpherson (Masterson?) sups with us to night, it is my Bessy's birth day - he seems to re-us --- feel - yet I wish my boy to be recommended to him by any friend of Mr Macperson's in Europe, it has a most surprising effect. Sir E Impey's [Sir Elijah Impey]  interest with the Governor  has got  Burry the pay he now holds, which is far above his rank in the service, but I have been considered . It would make me happy, if it could be mentioned to any of Sir E Impeys friends in England how sensible we are of his extreme kindness and attention to us. I am comp-you my dear Uncle will do all in your power to serve us, as so much depends upon it - and I may venture to assure you, your Nephew will do credit to the affectionate regard you so kindly expressed for him, he is greatly noticed here, indeed we only keep the best Company, which makes me the more desirous of recommendations from England, as it so far gives consequence as to occasion ones connections to be known and ours with you my dear Uncle, we esteem our highest honor, and pleasure. Bessy last night supped with Mr Sulavon Mr Sulason would attend her home though she had two gentlemen attending her before? and he warmly expressed himself my Burresh's friend, indeed the amiable conduct of my daughter, not only endears her to all who know her, but the most powerful friend her brother has in this Country. She is so much improved in manners, and person that you would hardly know her, except, by her virtue and sweetness of temper. We were much concerned to hear my Aunt Marsh had been so very ill. I trust this will meet you both in perfect health, be so good to forward the enclosed letters, with love and best regards to all our family and friends. God preserve you my dear Sir, and believe me


Your most Affectionate


And obliged Niece


E Crisp.






Letter Burrish Crisp to his aunt Ann Marsh (1720-1784)


11 April 1782 from Calcutta.


My Dear Madam,


I sincerely hope this letter may meet you and family in good health. I did myself the pleasure of writing to my Uncle by Captain Thomson, since when nothing new has happened in our Family. My Mother's situation in point of health continues much in the same state. As her Complaint does not seem to gain much ground we flatter ourselves with the hopes of it taking a turn (?) some time or other. We want nothing, but to see her health restored; to make us as happy, as it is possible to be, so far removed from our native Country, and the few friends there whom we hold dear to us; Of whom we shall ever consider yourself and our kind Uncle as the first. I hope you will favor me by accepting of the Shaul, which I took the Liberty of sending by Captain Thomson. If there is any thing particular which you should like to have from the Country you could not oblige me more than by honoring me with your command.


I beg of you to present my Duty and best Respects to my Uncle, and my kindest Remembrance to my Cousins, and believe me


My Dear Madam


Your most dutiful and


Obliged Humble Servant


B Crisp .


Calcutta 11 April 1782








31 July 1779


Inventory of the Goods in my sister Marsh's house - are the property of my Brother Milbourne's sons and granddaughter after her death.


An Inventory taken this 31st July 1779 of Plate, Linnen and Household Furniture in the Possession of Mrs Marsh living on Saint Margarets Bank, Rochester, Kent.




Candlesticksone Pair


Snuffers and Standone each


Coffee Pot and Standone each


Casters for Vinegar Oyl etcone Sett


Sauce Boatone


Ladle for Sauce Boatone


Tea Pottone


Saltsone Pair


Spoons to Saltstwo


Large Soup Spoonone


Marrow Spoonone


Tea Spoonseight


Tea Spoon Strainerone


Tongs for Sugarone pair


Table SpoonsSeven


Milk Potone


Labels for Decanterssix


Silver top Corks for Decanters.  four




Sheeting & Table Linnen Continued.


Large Coarse Sheets16 Pair


Small Ditto4 Pair


Large fine Sheets7 Pair


Large Damask Table ClothsSix


Small ditto dittotwo


Large Diaper dittoSeven


Coarse ditto dittoNine


Large Huckaback table ClothsThree


Diaper Breakfast ClothsSeven


Huckaback ditto dittoFourteen


Large fine Damask NapkinsEleven


Small ditto dThree


Coarse Damask NapkinsTwelve


Damask Twilight Napkins OldThree


Large Diaper NapkinsSeven


Small Napkins for Bed CurtainsTwenty four


Small NapkinsEighteen


Huckaback small towelsTwelve


Ditto large dittoEight


Doyley TowelsFive


Pillow CasesEighteen


Coarse dittoFive pairing & a half


Small China ClothsTen


Coarse Towels to wipe onTwenty four


Glass Clothes & RubbersSeventy


Kitchen table ClothsNine




Fore Parlour


Bath Stoveone


Tender Poker Tongs & Fire shovelone each


Pier Glassone


Chimney Glassone


Pictures Framed and GlazedSeven


Horsehair Chairs MahoganySix


Elbo Horsehair Chairs Mahoganytwo


Dining Table Mahoganytwo


Fire Screen & Stand Mahoganyone


Small stand Mahoganyone


Large Scotch Carpetone


Urne Lacquered for Teaone


Tea Tray Mahoganyone


Tea Chest Mahoganytwo


Waiters Mahoganyfour


Wine DecantersSeven


Water DecantersOne




Stand Glassone


Cutt Glasses twelve


Wine Glassestwenty


Jelly Glassesfourteen


Cyder Glassesfive


Finger Glassesone


Ink Standone




Back Parlour


Bath Stoveone


Tender, Poker, Tongs and Fireshovelone each


Looking Glassone




Pictures Framed and GlazedNine


Horsehair Chairs Mahoganyfive


Elbow Chair Beach paintedone


Dining Table Mahoganyone


Tea ditto dittoone


Fire Screen and Stand Mahoganyone


Reading Stand Mahoganyone


Book Case Mahoganyone


Sett of Green handle Knives & Forks with Cast Compleat (crossed out)


Tea Board Mahoganyone


Venetian Blinds for Windowone




Dining Room


Iron Stove one


Tender Poker Tongs and Fireshovelone each


Mahogany Sofa Damask furnitureone


Chairs Mahogany Seats Damasksix


Elbow ditto dittotwo


Window Curtains Damaskone pair


Tea Table Mahogany one


Oval Looking Glassone


Large Turkey Carpetone




Back Garret


Mahogany Bedsted with Green Moreen


Hangings Bed Bolster Pillows Blankets


And Counterpane


Moreen Window Curtainsone pair


Small Stove fixedone


Blower and fender of Copperone each


Poker, Tongs & Fireshovelone each


Mahogany Dressing Glassone


Pictures framed & Glazedsix


Small nest of Draws Mahoganyone


Chest upon Chest Mahoganyone


Horsehair Chairs Mahoganyfive


Arm ditto dittoone


Wash hand Stand Mahogany withone each


Bason and Bottle


Toilet Tableone


Scotch Carpetone






Harveys Theron and Aspaio Vol. 22


Harveys Sermons1


Harveys Meditations2


Harveys Letters2


Churchills Poems2


Whole Duty of Man1


Companion to the Alter1


Companion for the Fast's1


Stern Sermons.6


Miltons Paradise Lost1




Hanry's Virtue in Humble Life3


Chambers Dictionary2


History of England1


Montagues History of England2


Small History of England1


History of Rochester1


History of the late Warr1


Ancient  History of the Egyptians Vol1


Harrisons History of  London1


Jewish Spy3


Female Captive1


Moral Miscellany1


Travels of Zoraster2


Butlers Hudibras1


Companion for the fire side1


Casters Cookery1


Domestic Medicine or a Treatise1


Roderick Random1


Travels of Cyrus1


Tables by the late Mr Gay1


Full and plan Account of the Gout1


Cooks Cookery1


Conduct of ye Duchess of Marlborough (crossed out)1


Gentlemens F-ing1


Spirits of Laws1




Kitchen Furniture


Graes and Crane Compleatone each


Copper fixedone


Iron Fenderstwo


Iron Racks for the Spitstwo


Iron Stove Compleatone


Jack Compleatone


Lead sinksone


A Rack over the Sinkone


Dresser and Shelves




Copper Pots with Coversthree


Copper Sauce Panone


Copper Fish Kittle with Coverone


Copper Stew pans with Covertwo


Copper Ladleone


Copper Driping pan with Ironstandone


Copper Quart Potone


Copper Small Scales with weightsone pair


Copper Candlesticks flatone


Tooth and Egg Candlestickstwo


Brass Candlestickstwo


Iron Candlesticksone


Carving Choping knife Stakeone each


Tongs and Cleaver


Sundry Irons Scewers


Flat Ironsfour


Pepper Millone


Grid Iron one


Forks to take up meetone


Marble  Pister and Mortarone each


Footman for Plates etcthree


Tea Boiler one


Tea Kittle one


Chaffing Dishone


Pig Iron


Sundry Tin wares


Sundry Stone dishes plates and Basons


Sundry Crocks and Pans


Cheese Trayone


Knige Trayone


Pye Trayone


Basket for Plate lin'd with Tinone


Glass Lanthornone


Winfict (Winseet?) square tableone






Wine Cellers with Shelves and Lockstwo


Bottle Racks and Beer stand fixedone each


Brass Cocksthree


Pickling Tubsthree


Tub to cool Wineone


Several other tubs.




In the Yard


Lead Cistern holding two hundred fifty gallonsone


Hen Coopone


Case to trundle mopone


Bench to set tubs onone


Water pailsfive






An Alcove for the Vine to lay onone


Garden Chairone


Katherine Marsh (in pencil - see the other side)




23 Feb 1801 (list)


Articles found left in the house not included in this Inventory


Pair Venetian Window Blinds


1 Copper coal Scuttle


3 Iron japanned waiters


2 leather bottle  stands


1 copper Plate warmer


1 Knige tray


4 Kitchen chairs


2 Wooden Coal boxes


1 Dt Meat server


1 pair bellows


1 copper warming pan




1 large oct bible with prints


1 Do common prayer book


Weitn preparation


About half a chald.. of Coals and some faggots


A large old chair


A t--- candlestick R ---






Account with Mrs Duval ending 10th October 1796, Relating to her annuity from Major Marsh's Estate.


An Account of money received by James Morrison for the use of Mrs Mary Duval, by the payment of George Marsh Esq., or Trustee under the Will of Major Francis Milbourne Marsh deceased bearing date 12th September 1782, whereby there is given to the said Mary Duval by way of Annuity the produce that shall arise yearly from a Share in his Estate, as by the Will is appointed.


Received of George Marsh Esq., by half yearly payments of the Dividends arising from the Share of Major Marsh's Estate abovementioned, from Michaelmas Quarter 1782 to Mich's Quarter 1794 is 12 years at 36£ per annum:




Dividend from Michaelmas Quarter 1794 to Lady Day Quarter 1796 is 1 ½ at the encriand Dividend of 48£ per annum:




Dividend for the half year from Lady Day to Michaelmas 1796 at the farther encriand dividend of 58 per annum






By Allowance to James Morrison by the said Mary Duval his Mother in Law in consideration of her living with him from the year 1771 to the present time, being 25 years, comes out at the rate of £20.18.0 per year.




We approve of the foregoing Statement and acknowledge ourselves to be content therewith, and that the account is adjusted and settled to this day. Witness our hand this 10th October 1796


Mary Duval


James Morrison






August 1797 - Mr Morrison Account of Major Marsh's Money in the Stocks in my name. 4235


Stock 4 per cent Consols standing in the Name of George Marsh Esq., upon Trust under the Will of Major Francis Milbourne Marsh.


1782 - October Transfer of Stock standing in Testators Name 2000


November Purchase 800


1794 November Purchased 600


1796 April Purchased 500


1797 August Purchased 335


Yearly Dividends £169.8.0 Half Year £84.14.0


Total 4235




Dr - The Estate of Major  Francis Milbourne Marsh in Account with James Morrison, one of his Executors of monies received and paid by him on account thereof, as follows.-




October. Paid George Marsh Esq., for Expresses to Brighton, and Draft of Testator Will 4.4.6


Paid William Marsh Esq., Balance of an account of Monies and payments relating to Testator, including charges of his Funeral etc etc 72.13.3


Paid Marsh & Abbot, Proctors their Bill 7.2.0




Paid Hugh Jonah Hansard, as by his account with Testator. 57.7.10


Paid Clark & Green - Mourning Rings as by account 77.18.9


Paid to George of William Marsh Esq., in consequence of an intention expressed by Testator before his death. 42.0.0


Paid John Marsh Esq., to his account at Marsh & Creed  his 1/3 proportion of monies of the Estate then in hand. 308.6.1


Paid for purchase of £800 4 per Cent Consols into the Name of George Marsh Esq., upon Trust, at 71 3/8 and Brokerage 572.0.0


Paid Mudford Stable keeper - keep of a Pony & Bill 6.4.10


Paid Bayne, Taylors & Bill 6.12.6


Paid Ovey, Hatter & Bill 0.13.6




Paid John Jackson, Testator Servant, arrears of pay due to him, and for obtaining his discharge as directed by will. 31.4.0




Paid Equitable Assurance Company One year Premium of Insurance of £1000 on the life of Colonel St.Leger on a Policy granted to H.I.Hansard, held as a Colateral S-34.8.0




Paid J.Sherwood, Attorney & Bill 3.13.10




Paid J.Foster, Law Charges in Fyling Bill in Chancery against Colonel St.Leger, afterwards compromising the Suit, and adding this expense to the Bond Debt 47.17.4


November 11th


Paid John Marsh Esq., 1/3 proportion of monies of the Estate, then in hand. 276.3.2


Paid for purchase of £600 4 per Cent Consols into the Name of George Marsh Esq., upon Trust at 84 and Brokerage 504.15.0




March 21st


Paid John Marsh Esq 1/3rd proportion of monies of the Estate then in hand 200.0.0


X August


Paid Premium of Insurance on £300 for one year on Colonel St.Legers life  24.10.6


X April


Paid purchase of £500 4 per Cent Consols into the Name of George Marsh Esq., upon Trust at 84 ½ and Brokerage 423.2.6


Paid for the purchase of £335 4 per Cent Consols into the Name of George Marsh Esq., upon Trust at 64 Brokerage 8/6 Sportelage to balance 214.16.6






Per ContraCr (Credit?)




October - Received by payment of  George Marsh Esq., Half a years Dividend of £3000 4 per Cents standing in Testators Name. 60.0.0


Received of Marsh & Creed, Balance of their  Account with Testator 43.11.3


Received of  Lieutenant Stratford Saunders on agreement of the Sale of the Testators Majority before his death, £1100 on his part, but the payment being made by an Irish Bill of  Exchange produced only Sterling 1088.8.8


Received for Poney sold at Auction 2.11.6


1787 Received of Captain Fitch Paymaster of the 90th Regiment as by Statement of Arrears and non effective allowance due to Testator, after deducting Regimental Debt etc 84.4.6


1794 Received of Colonel St.Leger on Settlement by Mr Forster in part of Bond Debt including Interest of Charges, a moiety. 822.0.0


1796 Received of D.o out of Debentures issued for paying the Debts of the Prince of Wales - granted to  the Colonel. 600.0.0


1797 - August - Received of Colonel St.Leger on final Settlement of Bond Debt as follows. Remain due on Bond as Stated on its back August 1796  - 279.7.0


Interest from 3 August 1796 to 3rd August 1797 -  19.2.0


Allowed Insurance made on £300 on the Colonel life for one year. 24.10.6






Errors Excepted


London 17 August 1797


James Morrison 








Letter E.S. Twopenny. Rochester 24 March 1801 Stating the biddings for Mrs Marsh's house.




The house was sold by Auction today to Mr Thomas Penn for 335£ and in my opinion is not badly sold. Underneath (rest crossed out)


I send you a copy of the Biddings. I considered the real value of the house to be about 300£ The sale of the goods is now going on. Mr Penn says very well. I am in haste


Your obedient Servant


J S Twopenny




Mr F Webb-Baker - 200£


Matthews 250£


Lock 270£


Webb 280£


Matthews 315£


Webb 320


Lock 325£


Colchester 330£


Penn (purchaser) 335£


NB There were all real bidders.




Letter Messrs Clarke & Son for Plate £61.1.10 - 19 May 1801




Wm Marsh Esq.


1 pair Table Candelsticks 37.10


1 Coffee Pot & Stand 43


1 Tea Pot 16.18


1 Cream Ewer 2.15


12 Tea Spoons


1 Tea Strainer


1 pair Tea Tongs 6.18


8 Table Spoons


1 doz Maroon 17.6


1 Sauce Suol


1 Soup  d


1 Sauce Boat


1 pr Salts  28.17


1 MMuffer Tray


1 pair Snuffers8.8


1 Cruet Stand containing


6 Casters39.1


6 Bell Savls


2 Sald Suols


4 Bottle Cork3.-






203.13 at 6/ p oz £61.1.10


Richard Clarke & Son


15 May 1801






Letter Mr E.S.Twopenny 2nd Oct 1801 to William Marsh Esq., Norfolk Street, Strand, London on account of his disbursements. £18.16.10


Rochester 2nd Oct 1801




According to your desire thro' Mr Thomas Penn I send you an account of what I have paid respecting the sale of the house on St. Mary's bank.


Mr Penn has sold the house and a Conveyance is to be made not to him but to the new purchaser. Mr Sylvester of Sheerness the Attorney for the purchaser called on me late last night and wishes to be furnished with a copy of your father's will to enable him to make the Conveyance: I told him I would write to you for it. I believe Mr Penn paid no benifold for selling the house.


I am your -


J S Twopenny


PS If it is any convenience to you, you may pay the £18.16.10 to Msrs Mountfill and Barnett - Lombard Street.






My 18 Paid advertizing in Maidstone Journal - house St.Marys Bank  0.14.0


to be sold by Auction. Paid advertizing Do - Gazette


Paid Mr Simmons for title Deeds, Mr Matthews holding the originals. 6.10.6


-- for Agnews at Auction 9.10.0