The old family document runs to quite a few pages and reads as follows:
Mrs Long's Book of Accounts with Goldsmith.
A Book Containing the Accounts of Charles Finch, One of the Trustees of his Sister-in-Law Mrs Rebecca who died 30 March 1721 and her two grand-daughters Beryl & Ann (& Set?) commencing at -- May 1721
numerical figures -
The William Long mentioned in this book and the father of the two children married Miss Meade, the sister of the celebrated "Dr Meade" the phiscian and friend of King James 2nd.
WIlliam Long himself seems to have been thoroughly 'good for nothing.' Of the 2 children here mentioned - who were a boy and girl, the latter was married to our Gt-Grandfather, Mr Commissioner Marsh who sat at the head of the Board of --- Office - and was my Gt-Grandmother. The son died unmarried and from him comes the "Antnea Fonora' (?) sword which the said William Long secured when fighting and (redurten?) at the battle of Culloden in 1749. His uncle the Phisician R. Meade was a man of much education and highly thought of and respected in his day. Our Gt.Grandmother Marsh - Nee Long - was always called (Madame?) Marsh - and was accounted 'very proud." EMC. (Eliza Marsh-Caldwell)
Agreements & of Resolutions Made Between Charles Finch and John Goldsmith, Trustees to the following estate for their better and more circumspect Governing themselves in the Executing their Trust, conformable to the Will of Mrs Rebecca Long the Testator.
5th January 1721/2
At their meeting then at the Globe in Chatham, Mr Warnery the Attorney who made the Will being present, It was then and there mutually Agreed on and Resolved -
- That the said Charles Finch having in Possession the other Moiety of the Estate left in Trust for Benjamin and Ann Long the Grandchildren of the said Rebecca Long deceased - That he shall received from time to time All the Rents and Profits of the said Estate. And out of the Money at any time remaining in his hands, shall Pay all such Sum or Summs of Money as shall be required to keep the same in good Repair. All such Taxes and (Quit?) Debts as are or may be chargeable thereon, and making such Allowances for the subsisting and Maintaining the said Children as shall be from time to time agreed on.
- That the said Charles Finch shall keep a Parchment board Booke of all his Receipts of the Rents and Profits of the Moiety of the said Estate in Trust, and of all his disbursements and Payments out thereof, and that This Account at the End of each Yeare shall be adjusted, examined and approved. And that the said John Goldsmith shall have an other such for his keeping a Compter part.
- Than now on consideration of Mr Long, the father of the two said Children being a very extravagant, immoral and profane Man, and having spent, sold and consumed what might have by a prudent management and his own industry comfortably and reputably maintained himself and family: but being now arrested for Debt, committed to Gaole, and left nothing for the subsistence of his said Children. It was therefore mutually Agreed and Resolved; That the said Charles Finch, out of the money remaining in his hands shall Pay the Summ of Five pounds to Mathew Mead, own Brother to the Wife of the said William Long for his taking care of subsisting, maintaining and providing for the said Two Children Bery (Benjamin) and Ann Long from this instant to the last of March next ensuing, and he is to pay to their mother weekly and in such small parcels weekly as he shall think sufficient for the children's subsistence, that their extravagant father may not defraud them of any part thereof.
12 April 1722
It was then Agreed upon and Resolved That the Summ of Five pounds be advanced to Mathew Mead, Uncle of the aforesaid Benjamin and Ann Long for his taking care of and providing for the convenient sustainance and attendance from the first instant to the last of June next ensuing, and that the further Summ of One pound, five shillings be also advanced him forwards providing for them such cloathes or otherwi necessary Apparrell as they now or may hereafter want and that he be directed to pay the Mother of the said Children under whose care they are, such part of the above's Summs in small parcels from time to time for the benefit of them as her necessary occasions require: the Father of them being yet in Gaol and their Mother nearing the time of her Travell and nothing left to subsist them or heself.
John Goldsmith, Charles Finch.
William Long the Father of Benjamin and Ann Long being delivered out of Gaol sometime after Midsummer, Mathew Mead, Uncle to the said Two Children was directed by Us to continue the Supplying their Mother in such small Summs of Money from time to time as should be thought reasonable for providing a Subsistence for the Two Children taking car that the Whole did not exceed the Summ of £5.0.0 between MidSummer and Michalmas which he having complyed with, it was mutually Agreed to reimburse him that Summ and also the further Summ of £1.5.0 Laid out by their Mother for Cloathes. All which was Paid as Ordered, as appears by their Receipt in this Book of Accounts (February 1722)
But observing that the said William Long after his being returned home to his Family did not make the least Step towards putting himself into any Business whereby to provide any thing for subsisting himself or Family, but lay idling at home, devouring what was allowed for the subsistence of his said two Children, and Threatening that he would have the whole income of the Estate left for the sole benefit of the said Two Children, It was Resolved to Discontinue the former Allowances made them at Michalmas last, thereby if possible to force him to endeavour to get a livelihood for himself and then We would take care of the Children: however We desired their two Uncles Mathew and Phillip Mead to tell him, that if he would declare that either he could or would not provide the Necessaries for Subsisting his said Two Children that then if he would find out a proper Place or Person to Board them, We would Pay for the Same or Otherwise We would do it Our Selves, if he would let us have them, but he refusing a complyance herewith, It was Resolved not to advance them any more mony for the use of the said Two Children, till their Father thought fit to take other measures.
(Signed) Charle Finch. John Goldsmith.
1st June 1723
William Long, the Father of Benjamin and Ann Long, infants, being again Sent to Maidstone Gaole for the Breach of the Peace and having left his Wife Nothing to provide for and Subsist her said Two Children: It was then Agreed on and Resolved at a Meeting at The Globe, Mr Warnery the Attorney that made their Grand Mothers Will being present, to Allow his Wife the Summ of £(1?) a Weeke, for her Providing a necessary Subsistence for her said Two Children, during her said Husbands Confinement. - And the said William Long dying at Maidstone the 24 July following and leaving his Widow under very necessitous circumstances it was afterwards agreed on t continue the £(01?) a Weeke to her, for her being enabled to subsist and provide for her said Two Children Benjmin and Ann Long.
(signed) Charles Finch - James (Johnothan?) Goldsmith
Mrs Rebecca Long, Widow, by her last Will and Testament Dated 21 February 1720 and Who dyed the 30th March following Gives, Devises and Bequeaths to Charles Finch and John Goldsmith in Trust for her Two Grandchildren Benjamin and Ann Long the undermentioned Estate - Vis. The Moiety thereof.
Vide Mrs Longs Accounts -
At Gillingham - A Victualling House called 'The Three Marriners (Lett us?)" This was sold before her decease and her moiety of the Money was by her ordered Lodged in the hands of her Brother-in-Law Charles Finch for which he is accountable. Per annum £4.0.0
In Lease to Mr Simons - A Malt house, dwelling House, Barn &c with a Garden Orchard, small Hop ground, a Field called Coppins Wood, Lane Meads and Salts - Per annum £30.0.0
Let to John Buck - Collyers being a little Orchard and Two small Fields. Per annum £6.0.0
Let to William Allen - Barn sole House, Barn, Orhard &c - Per annum £10.0.0
Fr: Mead - A Tenement next to the Churchyard there - Per annum £5.0.0
Glascock - An other adjoining it - Per annum £5.0.0
Stew Wilkinson - A Dwelling house next to the Queens Head in the same row - Per anumm £(?) .0.0
Mr Wilson - A Tenement adjoining it - Per annum - £4.0.0
Peter Edmunds - A Tenement &c with a small Orchard and 2 small Fields - £4.0.0
Peter Edmunds - Wood lands of about 24 ½ Acresv - Per annum £5.0.0
Total Per annum - £70.0.0
The Moiety is £39.0.0
That Part of the Will of the said Mrs Rebecca Long, Deceased, with respects the Disposition of her Money of the Estate on the other side.
Imprimis - I Give, Devise & Bequeath unto (my Brother-in-Law) Charles Finch and John Goldsmith All that my full and undivided Moiety or half part of and in All that Messuage or Tenement &c: Called the Three Marriners at Gillingham. To have and to hold unot him the said Charles Finch and John Goldsmith and the Survivor of them and the Heirs and Assignes of such Survivor, to be with all convenient speed after my decease sold and disposed of for the best price they can get for the same: and my Moiety arising by such Sale after they have Paid and Reimbursed themselves their Charges and Expences in and about Selling the same, shall Pay unto my Executor Robert Bolton so much thereof as together with my Personal Estate, will enable him to Pay my Debts, Legacies and Funerall charges; which he is to apply accordingly. But if there be any of the money left after my said Executor shall have had a sufficiencie to Pay my said Debts, Legacies and Funeral Charges What may be remaining in their hands. I Direct shall be retained and kept in the hands of the said Trustees, to be by them applyed and disposed of in such manner as I shall hereafter Direct the Rents and Profits of my other Premises afterwards mentioned to be applyed and Disposed of...
Side note - This was sold before her decease and her Moiety of the Money was by her direction lodged in the hands of her Brother Charles FInch who has charged himself thereof, in an Account depending between (years?) and her decease.
(will transcript continues) Item - I Give, Devise and Bequeath unto the said Charles Finch and John Goldsmith and their Heirs. All that my full and undivided Moiety or half part of and in all the Estate which is mentioned on the other side, which descended to me and my own Sister Elizabeth Finch as Co-heirs to our Brother Richard Burton deceased, and of and in the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, Rents, Issues and Proffits of all and singular the Premises and every of them with their and every of their Appurtenances. To have and to hold unto the said Charles Finch and John Goldsmith their Heirs and Assignes for ever in Trust and to and for the severall Uses, intents and purposes hereafter in this My Will by me limited, appointed, mentioned, specified and declared of and concerning the same
And First if the said Robert Bolton can't conveniently Raise sufficient money out of my Personall Estate as together with the money arising by the Sale of the Three Marriners as will Pay and Discharge all my Debts, Legacies, Funerall Charges and Charges of Administering my Personal Estate
Then my said Trustees shall out of the Proffitts and Rents of my said Moiety and Premises Pay unot the said Robert Bolton so much and such Summ or Summs of money as will enable him to Pay all my said Debts, Legacies &c
And in the Next Place, I Will and Declare That my that my said Trustees shall out of the Rents and Proffits of my said Moiety and Premises, retain, deduct and pay to themselves respectively all such Summ or Summs of money, costs, charges & expences as they shall respectively Pay, Disburse, Bear and Expend in and about the Reparations of the said Premises or the managing or emproving the same or any party thereof or in and about the Prosecuting or Defending any Suit or Suits in Law or Equity of and concerning the said Premises or the Trust by me hereby reposed in them or any ways relating to -
And all the Rest and Residue of my said Rents, Issues and Profits, I Will that my said Trustees shall and will retain and keep in their hands until my said Grandchildren Benjamin and Ann Long shall attain their
their respective Ages of Twenty one Years, And then shall Pay the same together with the overplus money arising by the sale of my Moiety of the Three Marriners (if any there be then remaining) unto and equally between my said Grand children share and share alike.
And if any one of my said Grandchildren shall Dy before he or she shall attain the said age of Twenty one years, Then I Will that the part and share of him or her so dying shall go to and be Paid to him or her, who shall happen to Survive, when he or she shall attain the said age of Twenty One Years.
And My Will further is, and I do hereby Declare, that the said Moiety and Premises herein by me last (left?) before Given and Devised to the said Charles Finch and John Goldsmith their own Heirs and Assignes aforesaid, are and is so Given and Devised to them, and so shall remain, continue and be in Trust for and to and for the use of my said Two Grandchildren Benjamin and Ann Long, their Heirs and Assignes equally between them, when they my said Gandchildren shall have atained their respective age of Twenty One Years if they my said Grandchildren shall both live to attain that age, and if either of them my said Grandchildren shall hapen to Dye, before he or she shall have attained that age and One of them only live to attain that age, Then in Trust and to and for the Use, benefit and behoof of him or her of my said Grandchildren, who shall so happenb to live to attain the said age and to his or her Heirs nd Assigns for ever.
And if both of my said Grandchildren shall depart this life, before either of them shall have attained the said age of Twenty One Years, then after the Decease of my said Grandchildren so dying as aforesaid, I Will and Declare that the said Moiety and Premises herein last before mentioned shall Remain, Continue and Be unto the said Charles Finch and John Goldsmith, their Heirs and Assignes in Trust for my said Son William Long during the term of his Natural Life, He keeping the same in good Repair and Committing no manner of Waste.
And after the Decease of my said son William Long in Trust for Mary Long the Wife of the said William Long during so long time ofher Natural Life as she shall after the Decease of the said William Long continue his Widow and Unmarried.
And after the Decease or Marriage of the said Mary Long which shall first happen, Then in Trust for such other Child or Children of the body of the said William Long or the body of the said Mary Long lawfully begotten and to be begotten and their Heirs.
And for want of such Issue in Trust for my said Sister Elizabeth Finch and her Assigns for and during the term of her natural life, she keeping the same in good Repair and Committing no manner of Waste.
And from and after the Decease of my said Sister Elizabeth Finch, Then in Trust for and to and for the sole and only Use, benfit and behoof (behalf) of my Cousin Rebecca Finch, One of the daughters of the said Charles Finch by my sister Elizabeth and to the Heirs
Heirs and Assignes of the said Rebecca Finch for ever. Provided always.
And I do hereby Declare my Mind and Will is (Any Trust, Matter or Thing herein before mentioned, contained, declared and expressed to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding) That it may and shall be Lawfull to and for the said Charles Finch and John Goldsmith and the Survivor of them, and the Heirs and Assignes of such Survivor at any time remaining in their hands out of the Rents, Issues and Profits of the said Moiety and Premises herein last before mentioned for and towards the Support, Maintainance, Education, Providing for, Putting forth, and Preferring in the World of for any other purpose which to them shall seem to be for and tend to the good and benefit of my said Grandchildren Benjamin and Ann Long or any other Lawfull Child or Children of my said Son William Long in such manner as they my said Trustee in their wisdom shall think fit and proper.
And they my said Trustees shall be fully and absolutely Acquitted and Discharged of and for such Summ or Summs of money which shall be by them so Applyed, Laid out, Disbursed, Paid and Disposed of. And shall not be obliged to Pay or be Accomptable for the same or any part thereof to my Grandchildren Benjamin and Ann Long or such of them as shall Live to attain the said age of Twenty One Years or to any other Person or Person who (my said Grandchildren dying before that age) may pretend to be Entitled thereto or Claim and Demand the same.
Provided also And my further Will and Meaning is That if my said Trustees shall at any time hereafter before either my said Grandchildren Benjamin and Ann Long shall attain the said of Twenty One years, think it for the benefit of my said Grandchildren, That my said Moiety and Premises herein last before mentioned or some part thereof, should be Sold or Disposed of, Then I do hereby Direct and Order them my said Trustees to Sell the same or any part thereof according to any Person or Persons as they shall think fitt, and the Money arising by such Sale, I Will to be by them Applyed, Laid out and Disposed of to and for the use and benefit of my said Grandchildren in such manner as they my said Trustees shall think most for their equall benefit and advantage, Any Trust, Clause, Matter or Thing in this My Will contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.
An Account of the Rents and Proffits of the aforesaid Estate Recieved by Charles Finch one of the Trustees to Benjamin and Ann Long wherein he is... Dr.
22 July 1721 - To the Moiety of 1:5:0 Received from Mr. Glassock for ¼ years Rent of the Tenement he lives in due at MidSummer last - £0.12.6
22 July 1721 - To the Moiety of 1:5:0 Received from Mr Mead for ¼ yeares Rent of the Tenement he lives in due at MidSummer Last - £0.12.6
15 (9ber?) (November?) 1721 - To the Moiety of £3:0:0 Received from John (Puck, Duck?) for the Land he uses at Gillingham being for ½ yeares Rent due at Michelmas last. - £1.10.0
19 (xber? - October or December?) To the Moiety of 15:0:0 Received from Mr Thomas Simons for 1/2 yeares Rent due at Michalmas last - £7.10.1
1st January 1721/22 - To the Moiety of £2:10:0 Received from Mr Mead for ½ yeares Rent due at Xmas last
2nd January 1722 - To the Moiety of £6.0.0 Received from Mr Wilkinson for 3/4 years Rent due at Xtmas last
3rd January 1722 - To the Moiety of £2.10.0 Received from Mr Glassock for yeares Rent due at xtmas last
3rd January 1722 - To the Moiety of £2.0.0 Received from Mr Wilson for ½ yeares Rent due at Michalmas Last
2nd April 1722 - To the Moiety of £15.0.0. Received from Mr Thomas Simons of Gillingham for 1/2 yeares Rent due at Lady Day last.
27th June 1722 - To the Moiety of £2.10.0 Received from Mr Glassock for ½yeares Rent due at Last MIdsummer.
An Account of the Payments and Disbursements made on Account of Benjmin and Ann Long in reference to his Trust of the aforesaid Estate wherein Heis - Credit
4th July 1721 - By the Moiety of £15.9 Paid to the said Quarterly Land Tax for the Four Tenements near the Church at Chatham. - £0.17.10 ½
10 October 1771 - By the Moiety of £15.9 Paid to the said Quarterly Land Tax for ditto.
10 October 1771 - By the Moiety of £6.0 Paid to the 1st and 2nd Quarterly Land Tax for the Land John Duck uses at Gillingham.
19 xber 1721 - By the Moiety of £1.16.0 Paid to the 1st and 2nd Quarterly Land Tax for the House, Malt House & Land Mr Simmons uses at Gillingham.
19 Xtber 1721 - By the Moiety of £0.3.11 Paid for 1 Years Quarterly Rent to the Lord Sommers, Mannor for the State at Gillingham.
20 xber 1721 - By Gave Mr Recorder Barrell for his Advice & Direction in our circumspect and secure Executing our Trust.
Ditto - By then gave his Man for taking care of our Horses
4 January 1722 - By the Moiety of £15.9 Paid to the 3rd Quarterly Land Tax for the Four Tenements near the Church at Chatham.
5 January 1722 -
By Spent at the Globe at Chatham at Our Meeting with Mr Warner, the Attorney who made the Will to advise, consider of proper methods to proceed in the executing our Trust.
6 January 1722 - By Paid Mathew Mead own Uncle to Benjamin and Ann Long for his taking care of, providing for and maintaining the 3 months from the 1st January to the last of March, their Extravagant Father having Sold and spent what was in his power and being now Arrested and put in to Gaole for Debt and Left nothing for his said Childrens subsistence; which money he is to pay to their Mother his Sister in small parcels weekly as he shall think fitt.
24 January 1722 - By then Paid Mr Pensyx our Messenger for this Book and an other for Mr Goldsmith to keep a Compter part of this Account which he bought of Mr Mount, a Stationer in London.
29th March 1722 - By the Moiety of £15.9 Paid to the 4th Quarterly Land Tax for the four Tenements near the Church at Chatham.
2nd April 1722 - By the Moiety of £1.16.0 Paid Mr Simons for the 3rd and 4th Quarterly Land Tax.
10th April 1722 - By Paid by Advancement to Mathew Mead Uncle to the aforesaid Children the Summ of £5.0.0 for his taking care of and providing for them convenient sustainance and attendence from the first to the last Day of June next succeeding and the further summ of £1.5.0 towards providing them such Cloathes and other necessary Apparell as they now or may hereafter want, their Father being yet in Gaol and their Mother nearly time of her Travell and nothing left for their subsistence, which money he is to pay unto their Mother in small parcells from time to time as her necessary occasions calls for them.
The sum of £6.5.0 above mentioned advanced for the aforesaid children. We own to have received and disbursed for them as ordered.
(signed) Mathew Mead
Charles Finch To Benjamin & Ann Long Infants is Debit (left page)
From the other side £25.10.0
13 July 1722
2nd August 1722 - To the Moiety of £3.0.0 Received from John Duck for ½ yeares Rent due at Our Lady day Last for the Land he uses at Gillingham - £1.10
2nd August 1722 - To the Moiety of £3.0.0. Received from Mr Wilson for 3/4 yeares Rent due at Midsummer Last for the House he lives in nearby the Church - £1.10.0
3rd August 1722 - To the Moiety of £2.10.0 Received from Mr Mead for ½ yeares Rent due at Mid summer last - £1.5.0
2nd 7ber 1722 - To the Moiety of £5.0.0 Received from William Allen for half a yeares Rent due at Michalmas Last 1721 - £2.10.0
29 7ber 1722 - To the Moiety of £6.0.0 Received from Mr Wilkinson for 3/4 yeares Rent due this day - £3.0.0
10 7ber 1722 - To the Moiety of £15.0.0 Received from Mr Simons for half a yeares Rent due at Michalmas last - £7.10.0
20 7ber 1722 - To the Moiety of £3.0.0 Received from John Duck for half a yeares Rend due at Michalmas last for the land he uses at Gillingham - £1.10.0
Cr £30.14.3 3/4
Balance - £13.10.S¼
This Account was then Examined by Us and the said Summ of £13.10.8 was then found to be remaining in Mr Finches hands.
(sig) Charles Finch
(sig) John Gouldsmith
From the other side £16.9.6½
29th May 1722
By the Moiety of S3.5½ Paid Thomas Pack Plumber for Materials and Workmanship done at the House where (Mr? Stew? Stev?) Wilkinson Lives £0.1.8 3/4
29 June 1722 - By the Moiety of S10.6 Paid Thomas Brown for the Quarterly Land Tax for the Houses near the Church and that at Luton near the Woodland - £0.5.3
19 July 1722 - By the Moiety of £3.12.0 Paid Mr Moses Turner for Bricks, Sand and other Materials and Workmanship for the Fences at the house where (Mr? Stew? Steve?) Wilkinson lives & Others. £1.16.0
19 July 1722 - By the 1/8 part of S18 paid the said Mr Turner for a Curb to the Well on the back side of (Stev?) Wilkinsons up the Ally in the houses there being to find the 2/3 part and that house 1/3 part of the charge - £0.3.0
20 July 1722 - By paid (John?) Necole(?) Bricklayer his Bill of £3.7.0 for Workmanship and Materials in Building a Brickwall Fence and other Repairs at the Houses near the Church the Moiety - £1.13.10
2 August 1722 - By the Moiety of 6s paid to the 3rd and 4th Quaterly Land Tax for the Land John Duck uses at Gillingham - £0.3.0
4 August 1722 - By the Moiety of 9s paid John Olive Bricklayer for Materials and Workmanship done at Allens House at Gillingham - £0.4.6
26 7ber 1722 - By the Moiety of 12s allowed the said William Allen on the other side being what he Paid to the 1st and 2nd Quarterly Land Tax for the Premises - £0.6.0
1st October 1722 - By then Paid Mathew Mead their Uncle the Summe of £5.0.0 for reimbursing him the same Summe which in small parcells at severall times between the 1st July and last of 7ber (September?) 1722. He supplied his Sister Mary Long their Mother to enable her to provide sustainance and Necessaries and taking care of her 2 Children Benjamin and Ann Long pursuant to Directions given me by Charles Finch and John Goldsmith the Two Trusttees, and the further Summ of £1.5.0 towards providing them with Cloathes: their Father though out of Gaole and at home not doing anything to get a penny, nor taking any care or making any provision either for the maintainance of himself, Wife or Children in all the Summ of - £6.5.0
We own to have received the aboves £6.5.0, all which has been expended as Ordered for the said 2 children.
(sign) Mathew Meade
(sign) Mary Long
9 9ber 1722 - By the Moiety of 10s.6d Paid Thomas Brown for the 2nd Quarterly Land Tax for the Houses near the Church and that at Luton near the Wooland - £0.5.3
10 9ber 1722 - By the Moiety of £1.4.0 paid Mr Simonds for ½ yeares Land Tax - £0.12.0
20 9ber 1722 - By the Moiety of 4s paid John Duck for ½Yeares Land Tax due at Michalmas last - £0.2.0
9 9ber 1722 - By the Moiety of 3s.11d paid for (Quarterly?) Rent to my Lord Sommers Mannor at Gillingham for Black Sole & Copping Field - £0.1.11½.
15 9ber 1722 - By paid for Materials for making a Boddice Coat (and?) the making 2 Flannell Petty Coats & 2 Frocks for Ann Long which were delivered her Uncle Mathew Mead - £1.10.9
22 January 1722(?) - By Gave Mr Recorder Barrell for his Advice being threatened with a Bill in Chancery - £0.10.6
23 January 1722(?) By Paid John (Danter?) for mending the Pump at the Maulthouse at Gillingham - £0.4.0
From the Other Sie the Ballance - £13.10.6
12 March 1722/3 - To the Moiety of £3.15.0 Received from Mr Mead for 3/4 year Rent at Lady Day - £1.17.6
13 March 1722/3 - To the Moiety of £
2.10.0 Received from Mr Glassock for ½ year Rent due at Xmas last - £1.5.0
13 March 1722/3 To the Moiety of £5.0.0 Received from Mr Allen of Gillingham for ½ year Rent due at Lady day last 1722 - £2.10.0
25 March 1723 - To the Moiety of £4.0.0 Received from Mr Wilkinson for ½ Year Rent due this month - £2.0.0.
11 April 1723 - To the Moiety of £15.0.0 Received from Mr Simmons for ½ Year Rent due at Our Lady day last - £7.10.0
19 April 1723 - To the Moiety of £3.0.0 Received from John Duck for ½ Yeares Rent due at Our Lady day last - £1.10.0
To so much saved out of the money the 3 Marriners at Gillingham was sold for being the Ballance of their Grand Mothers Account - £10.5.0
Michaelmas 1723 - To the Moiety of £3.0.0 Received from John Duck for ½ Yeares Rent due at Michalmas last - £7.10.0
6 January 1723/4 - To the Moiety of £10.0.0 Received from William Allen for a Yeares Rent due at Our Lady day last - £5.0.0
Balance - £37.18.3 ¼ - Vide overleaf
19 February 1723/4 - This Account was then Examined by Us and the said Summ of £37.10.3¼ was then found to be remaining in Mr Finch's hands
(sig) Charles Finch
(sig) John Gouldsmith
The House that Stew Wilkinson lived in at £8.0.0 per Annum remains Empty ever since he went out of it at our Lady day last.
Rent due &c
Thomas Simons - ½ - At Our Lady day next
John Duck - ½ - At Our Lady day next
William Allen -1 - At Our Lady day next
Peter Edmunds - 3. - At Our Lady day next
Do & Christopher Turk - 3 - At Our Lady day next
Michael Wilson £½ - At Xmas last
John Glassock - 1 - At Xmas last
Francis Mead - 3/4 - At Xmas last
The above House was Let at Midsummer 1724 to Gideon Farman, Mr Mafarrant(?) of his (Ma ?) Yard here at £7.10.0 per annum
8 March 1722/3 - By the Moiety of 9s.2d Paid John Archer House carpenter for Materials and Workmanship at Allens House at Gillingham - £ 0.4.7
8 March 1722/3 - By the Moiety of £ 0.3s.0d paid him for Materials and Workmanship on Ducks Ground there - £ 0.1.6
8 March 1722/3 - By the Moiety of 12s.0d Paid for the 3rd and 4th Quarterly payment of the Land Tax for Allens House - £ 0.6.0
28 March 1723 - By the Moiety of £1.1.0 paid Thomas Brown for the 3rd and 4th Quarterly Land Tax for the 4 houses near the Church Yard that at Luton and the Woodland there - £0.10.6
11 April 1723 - By the Moiety of £1.4.0 Paid Mr Simons for the last half Yeares Land Tax - £0.12.0
11 May 1723 - By the Moiety of £0.6.6 Paid him for Bricklayers Work done at the Malthouse by John Oliver as by his Receipt. - £0.3.3
19 April 1723 - By the Moiety of 4s Paid for ½ Year Land Tax due at Lady day last. Tuck's house - £0.2.0
18 May 1723 - By the ¼ part of a Bill Paid Mr Turner for a Well Cure and other Repairs done to the Well between Wilson's and Walker's houses, each House being to pay a Moiety - £0.9.6
28 May 1723 - By ¼ part of an Other Bill for a Bucket,rope &c paid Math Mead - £0.2.0
6 July 1723 - By the Moiety of 10s.6d Paid Thomas Brown for the first(?) quarterly Land Tax for the Tenements near the Church and the House, Land and Woods at Luton - £0.5.3
28 September 1723 - By the Moiety of 4s discounted (with?) John Duck for the 1st and 2nd Quarterly Land Tax - £0.2.0
9 October 1723 - By the Moiety of 3s.11p Paid to the Lord of the Manor of Chatham for the House, Land and Wood lands at Luton - £0.1.11½
10 October 1723 - By the Moiety of 9s paid John Lowdell (Londell?) for the 2nd Quarterly Land Tax for the Tenements near the Church and the Wood Lands at Luton - £0.4.6
17 October 1723 - By the Moiety of £1.4.0 allowed Mr Simons for the 1st and 2nd Quarterly Land Tax - £0.12.0
8 November 1723 - By the Moiety of 3s.11d paid for (Quit?) rent to Gillingham Mannor - £0.1.11½
6 July 1723 - By the Moiety of 3s.10d paid Mathew Mead's Bill for a Well Buckett between the two houses next to the Church yard - £0.1.11
7 January 1724 - Paid by Mrs Long by the hand of her Brother Mathew Mead in smaller Summs between the 9 Octber and 25 October 1723 - to enable her to subsist and provide for her two children Benjamin and Ann Long, their Father being dead (as of Receipt) - £5.5.0
6 January 1724 - By then allowed William Allen being what he paid for the Two halfes Year's Tas for the Yeare 1722 being (16th) the Moiety whereof is - £0.8.0
9 January 1724 - By Paid Mrs Long, Mother to Benjamin and Ann Long for enabling her to subsist and maintain her said Children from the 3rd June last the day that her husband was carried to Maidstone Gaole and dyed in the Town the 24th July to Michalmas Day following, being 17 Weekes 8s per Week, as per receipt - £6.16.0
Ballance from Other Side - £37.18.3¼
2nd March 1723/4 - To the Moiety of - £5.0.0 Received from Mr Mead for one Yeares Rent which will be due at our Lady day next - £2.10.0
2nd March 1723/4 - To the Moiety of - £6.0.0 Received from Mr Wilson for 1½ Yeares Rent due at Xmas last - £3.0.0
4th March 1724 - To the Moiety of - £5.0.0 Received from Mr Glassock for 1 Yeares Rent due at Xmas last - £2.10.0
4th March 1724 - To the Moiety of 7d paid George Woolet for an Iron hoop to a Well Bucket. Vide other side
31 March 1724 - To a Moiety of £15.0.0 Received from Mr Thomas Simmons for half a Yeares Rent due at Our Lady day last - £7.10.0
31 March 1724 - To the Moiety of £4.10.0 Received from Peter Edmunds for 1 Yeares Rent for the House and Land he uses at Luton - due at Lady day 1722 - £2.5.0
11 April 1724 - To the Moiety of £5.0.0 Received from William Allen for ½ Yeares Rent due at Michalmas last - £2.10.0
1st October 1724 - To the Moiety of £6.0.0 Received from John Duck for one Yeares Rent due at Michalmas Day last - £3.0.0
24th October 1724 - To the Moiety of £15.0.0 received from Mr Simmons for ½ Yeares Rent due at Michalmas last - £7.10.0
29th December 1724 - To the Moiety of £3.15.0 received from Mr Mead 3/4 years Rent due at
Christmas last - £1.17.6
30 December 1724 - To the Moiety of £5.0.0 received from Mr Glassock 1 yeares Rent due at Christmas last - £2.10.0
(Total) - £73.0.9¼
The Lease of the House, Malthouse, Barnes together with the Orchards, Coppices, Field and (Dane Meads?) that was lett to Mr Thomas Simmons Ended at Michalmas 1724 which was £30 per Annum; and Collyer's (qt?) a little Orchard and 2 Fields that was Lett to John Duck at £6.0.0 per Annum was Taketh from him and All Lett as followeth at Michalmas 1724 Viz -
The above said House, Malthouse, Barn &c together with the Orchard, small Hopground which the former Tenent Planted, Coppins Field and Collyers above mentioned was Lett at Michalmas 1724 to Mr Holland at £30 per annum.
And Dane Meads & Salts were also Lett at Michalmas 1724 at £10.0.0 per Annum to Mr Hodges a Burcher at Gillingham.
And the Wood lands that were Leased to Christopher Turk and Peter Edmunds at £10.0.0 per Annum came into our own hands at Lady day 1724(1?). There being no Rent paid for the same since that time; Christopher Turk running away and Peter Edmunds not being able to pay the Rent, their Lease was Delivered Us up.
A Contra - Credit
4th March 1724 - By the Moiety of 7d.0p George Woolet for an Iron Hoop to a Well Bucket - £0.0.3½